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Prince spreads word on the need for preparedness

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Think a moment – what would you do if the power goes off because of a weather emergency? Do you have access to food, water or a means to cook? Could you start a fire, if need be? Have emergency lighting?<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="whit...
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Technology at library assists the vision impaired use computers, surf the Internet

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Having a vision problem doesn’t necessarily mean a person can’t cruise the Internet or use a computer thanks to the programs at the Chicopee Public Library.<span class="Apple-tab-s...
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‘Filegate’ investigation concludes no criminal activity

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The investigation &nbsp;of how files were handled in the transition between the administrations of Michael Bissonnette and Richard Kos has led to a conclusion that Bissonnette’s “actions were inappropriate” but not illegal.According to the Off...
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Uniroyal building to be ‘mothballed’ for future

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The City Council affirmed Mayor Richard Kos’s plan to “mothball” the Uniroyal Administration Building for future redevelopment rather than demolish it at the Jan. 20 meeting.Kos had requested $185,000 to undertake a closing of the building by ...
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New senior center is attracting more men

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – With the opening of the new RiverMills Center, attendance has increased, especially within one key demographic group: men.Council of Aging (COA) Executive Director Sandra Lapollo told Reminder Publications that the opening of the new senior ce...
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Kos has online ‘chat’ with residents on variety of subjects

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Mayor Richard Kos participated in his second on-line “chat” with city residents on Jan. 12 answering questions and addressing issues for an hour.Joel McAuliffe, communications and special projects manager for Kos, told Remin...
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City Council to start process to fill Board of Health

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – City Council President George Moreau said the council would begin the process of filling the vacant position on the Board of Health at its Jan. 20 meeting now that a change in the city charter has been made.As one of his last acts in office, Gov. Deval Patri...
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