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Caseworkers to be deployed to help homeless in motels

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The Commonwealth has pledged to have caseworkers at the motels in the city to assist homeless families placed there by state officials and to move more families in congregate housing.Undersecretary for Housing and Community Development  Aaron Gornstein met with Mayor Richard ...
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PCNU, Bankers Bank support Buy Chicopee Now

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Mayor Richard Kos has said he wants people to choose living in Chicopee and a new program in the planning stages intends to show off the city and its housing stock. Kos joined James Kelly the president and CEO of the Polish ...
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Volunteers assemble a new playscape for Nash Park

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – It just took a weekend to transform Nash Park. Thanks to a legion of volunteers a new playscape for younger children was erected over the Labor Day weekend. On Aug. 29, work began with members of the Chicopee Comprehensive High School football team and students from the Westover J...
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Courchesne to face Wagner in primary election

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Park Commissioner William Courchesne may surprise some people on Primary Day, as his name will be on the Democratic ballot running against incumbent state Rep. Joseph Wagner. Courchesne sent out an email to the press on Sept. 2 announcing he will be on the ballot challenging Wagne...
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Chicopee man to compete in DJ contest

By Peter Spotts

CHICOPEE – A Chicopee resident is looking to make a splash in the Big Apple. Twenty-one year old Adonte “Eskay” Harrell is competing in the VFiles Disc Jockey (DJ) Championships during fashion week as VFiles is teaming up with Def Jam Recordings to make it happen. “[Def Jam’s] a big ...
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Chicopee teachers start new year at convocation

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Part preview of the school year, part pep rally, the convocation for Chicopee schoolteachers on Aug. 26 was an opportunity for Mayor Richard Kos and School Superintendent Richard Rege Jr. to address the hundreds of educators gathered in the auditorium of the Edward Bellamy Middle School.<...
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