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Granby resident seeks funds to participate in Miss MA, raise awareness

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – For Rachel Koehler, participating in the Miss Massachusetts USA pageant is about more than a quest for a crown. Rather, the greatest triumph will come...
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Child abuse statute of limitations extended in Massachusetts

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

BOSTON – Gov. Deval Patrick recently signed into law a bill to extend the statute of limitations for civil lawsuits filed by victims of sexual abuse as children. On June 26, Patrick signed House bill 4126 into law a...
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Happy Wasteland begins production of feature film in Pioneer Valley

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – What was it like to be coming of age in post-Sept. 11, 2001 America?Happy Wasteland, a small western Massachusetts film company, hopes to explore that very subject in their feature film, “Heroes Don’t ...
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Senate candidates move forward with campaigns following ballot ruling

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – The Democratic Senate primary race for the First Hampden and Hampshire district has moved past the legal challenge posed by Springfield City Councilor Timothy Allen to <a href="http://www.ericlesser.com/" target="_blank...
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Farm stand provides income for couple

By Lori Szepelak
lori@thereminder.com

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – A broken elbow five years ago thrust Rick Seldomridge of Agawam into a life-changing career and he has never looked back.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “After I broke my elbow I had to bring in income so I started a six-foot patch of tomatoes to sell and that plot grew into Granny’...
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Evan Falchuk makes bid for governor as independent

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

With the three Democratic candidates now selected for a primary and Charles Baker on the Republican side of the ballot, Massachusetts voters may not be aware they have independent choices for governor and one of those is <a href="http://...
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Cocchi makes early bid for sheriff

By G. Michael Dobbsnews@thereminder.comSome people may say that Nick Cocchi may be beginning his campaign to succeed Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe too early – Ashe’s term doesn’t end until 2016 – but ...
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Pioneer Valley Transit Authority approves route changes

By Chris Mazachrism@thereminder.comGREATER SPRINGFIELD – The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) Advisory Board approved a number of changes to route...
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Future of Westover, Barnes is tied to commercial use

By G. Michael Dobbsnews@thereminder.comThe effort to change the plans to downsize the military mission at Westover Air Reserve base</a...
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