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Strings & Friends music ensemble enters its eighth year

Chris Goudreau
cgoudreau@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – The Strings & Friends music ensemble program recently entered its eighth year as a volunteer organized before and after school program, which was developed as way to add more music into the lives of 71 district students.  Elaine Holdsworth, the founder of Strings & F...
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Bid process for proposed new Wilbraham police station to begin soon

Chris Goudreau
cgoudreau@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – The request for proposals (RFP) for a proposed new police station is anticipated to be posted by the end of next week. Members of the Police Station Building Feasibility Subcommittee discussed the current path of the proposed police station at the Board of Selectmen’s Oct. 20 mee...
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HWRSD Middle School Task Force assembles

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Cedar Ridge permit amendment approved by Wilbraham Planning Board

Chris Goudreau
cgoudreau@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – The Planning Board voted to approve an amendment to a special permit for Cedar Ridge to include 12 additional family condominium housing units near the existing location off Stony Hill Road at its Sept. 23 meeting. <...
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Local rock band Humble Patients releases debut album

Chris Goudreau
cgoudreau@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN – Local experimental rock quintet Humble Patients aren’t newcomers to the Western Massachusetts music scene, having played at least 150 shows since they formed in the fall of 2011. However, the band recently celebrated a m...
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Wilbraham resident inducted into Plasma Club

Chris Goudreau
cgoudreau@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – William Caruana, chairman of the Broadband Committee and a member of the Finance Committee, was recently inducted into the Plasma Club, an amateur scientist organization with one requirement: proof of creating stable plasma. Caruana, 25, said the first step in creating the plasma...
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HWRSD ranked among top 25 ‘Best School Districts for Your Buck’

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – A new study recently released by NerdWallet.com has listed the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District (HWRSD) among the top-25 “Best School District...
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Wilbraham selectmen approve purchase of new permitting system

Chris Goudreau
cgoudreau@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – The Board of Selectmen approved a recommendation for a request to purchase a new permitting system at its Sept. 29 meeting. <a target="_blank" href="https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=3478129&amp;authType=NAME_SEARCH&amp;authToken=x6j5&amp;locale=en_US&amp;srchid=5805229214...
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Gulluni speaks to WMA students about outreach

Chris Goudreau
cgoudreau@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – Anthony Gulluni, the winner of the Sept. 9 Democratic primary election for <a target="_blank" href="http://ha...
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Task force created to address decline in HWRSD student enrollment

Chris Goudreau
news@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – At its Sept. 23 meeting, the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School Committee voted unanimously to approve the creation of a Middle School Task Force (MSTF) to assess an ongoing decline in enrollment in bo...
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Wilbraham Police Department sees dramatic increase in OUI arrests

Chris Goudreau
cgoudreau@thereminder.com

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – The Wilbraham Police Department (WPD) has reported nearly twice the amount of Operating Under the Influence (OUI) arrests have made this year compared to last year. Police Chief Roger Tucker said this dramatic...
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Tecton presents preliminary designs for new Wilbraham police station

Chris Goudreau
cgoudreau@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – The Police Station Building Feasibility Committee examined and discussed the preliminary designs for a new police station, which included three potential site locations, the top choice f...
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