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Council approves water rate increase

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

AGAWAM – Water connection fees, service charges and use rates will increase for residents beginning Sept. 1.    Starting this September, residential use will increase from $1.36 to $1.90 ...
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Committee plans to scrutinize golf course profits

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

AGAWAM – The City Council is considering a motion to create an ad-hoc subcommittee to review the operations of the Agawam Municipal Golf Course and its profitability.    The council referred the resolution to its Co...
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Cyberhair revolutionizes hair loss market

Peter Spotts
PeterS@thereminder.com

AGAWAM – The newest hair loss solution provides more flexibility to a lifestyle, but is relatively unknown.Ambiance Hair Replacement and Laser Center is the only dealer of Cyberhair in western Massachusetts.“Cyberhair is for pe...
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City Councilor Cichetti addresses MassGOP spending complaint

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

AGAWAM – City Councilor James Cichetti hadn’t been told of a complaint by the Massachusetts Republican Party (MassGOP) until he was called by local reporters for his opinion.    At the beginning of June, Cichetti filed nomination papers to run for state representative for the ...
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School Committee elects to keep MCAS test in place

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

AGAWAM – The Agawam Public School District will continue administering the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to its students after the School Committee voted to 6 to 1 in favor of keeping the test.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <...
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Council scrutinizes budget, limits fund transfers

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

AGAWAM -&nbsp; The City Council delved into the fiscal year 2015 (FY15) budget at its regular meeting on June 23. After two and a half hours, the council approved amendments to the FY15 proposal including the prohibition of interdepartmental transfers without council approval and a $150,000 reducti...
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Mayor advocates for Quinn Bill

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

AGAWAM – Mayor Richard Cohen introduced a resolution to the City Council urging the Commonwealth to fund the Quinn Bill again.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The state once paid for 50 percent of the pay increase officers received by order of the 1970 bill, known formally as the <a href="https://malegisl...
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Cyclone rollercoaster to retire in July

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

AGAWAM – A longstanding thrill ride will soon become a lasting memory for many once the Cyclone rollercoaster is officially retired on July 20.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Six Flags New England (SFNE) made the announcement on June 24, t...
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