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Fountain Park ranked as top site for new senior center

Chris Goudreau
cgoudreau@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – A roughly two-acre area at Fountain Park now ranks as the top proposed site for a new senior center, beating out two other sites, after the Senior Center Building Feasibility Subcommittee reviewed the site at its April 8 meeting. ...
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Public forums for new $8 million police station begin in Wilbraham

Chris Goudreau
cgoudreau@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – The Police Station Building Feasibility Subcommittee hosted its first public forum, which allowed residents to provide feedback regarding a proposed $8 million police station. ...
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Fate of proposed $8 million Wilbraham police station in residents’ hands

Chris Goudreau
cgoudreau@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – Residents at the Annual Town Meeting May 11 will be asked to approve an $8 million police station project, more than half of which would be funded by a debt exclusion. ...
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Nominations are in for Wilbraham's May 16 Annual Town Election

Chris Goudreau
cgoudreau@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – The nominations are in and the stage is set for the Annual Town Election on May 16 after the Democratic Caucus convened on April 2 to nominate its candidates for public office. ...
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O’Shea: $1.3 million shortfall could mean staff reductions at Hampden-Wilbraham schools

Chris Goudreau
cgoudreau@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District (HWRSD)?Superintendent M. Martin O’Shea said the district’s programs and staffing levels would be “dramatically affected” by the $1.3 million budget shortfall it faces in fiscal year 2016 (FY16). ...
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East Street Bridge repairs could cost more than $1 million

Chris Goudreau
cgoudreau@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – Red Bridge Road, a main route over the Chicopee River, connecting Ludlow and Wilbraham, was recently closed by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) due to one of its bridges being deemed unsafe. ...
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Citing 'extremists,' Ducey resigns at Wilbraham Republican Committee at caucus

Chris Goudreau
cgoudreau@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – School Committee Chair Marc Ducey refused his nomination to run for a second term on the School Committee and resigned his appointment with the Republican Town Committee, citing a “need to distance himself from the extremists” in the Republican Town Committee...
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Fountain Park added to site list for new senior center in Wilbraham

Chris Goudreau
cgoudreau@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – The Senior Center Feasibility Subcommittee is investigating a potential site location at Fountain Park, which could end up costing the town $1 per year for a long-term lease. ...
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Police Station Subcommittee seeks to reduce project by $1 million

Chris Goudreau
cgoudreau@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – The proposed new police station project costs came in at approximately $9 million and now the Police Station Building Feasibility Subcommittee is looking to readdress the designs in order to reduce the price by 10 percent. ...
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Give Forward campaign raises more than $10,000 for local teen with POTS

Chris Goudreau
cgoudreau@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – Bella Bartolomel is a 15-year-old sophomore at Minnechaug Regional High School was diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). ...
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HWRSD faces $1.3 million shortfall in FY16 budget

Chris Goudreau
cgoudreau@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – The Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District is facing a shortfall of approximately $1.3 million in the fiscal year 2016 (FY16) school budget to provide a level service, which could result in reduced programming and the loss of jobs. ...
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Wilbraham selectmen choose Breault

Chris Goudreau
cgoudreau@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – It’s official, East Longmeadow Town Administrator Nick Breault was chosen by the Board of Selectmen at its March 16 meeting to be Wilbraham’s new town administrator....
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