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New law cracks down on animal abuse

Chris Goudreau
cgoudreau@thereminder.com

BOSTON – Gov. Deval Patrick signed the Act Protecting Animal Welfare and Safety (PAWS) bill into...
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Sept. 9 primary looms large over candidates

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD  – There was a date that loomed over this year’s edition of Sheriff Michael Ashe’s annual clambake – perhaps the most singular political event i...
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Republicans show little interest in voting for Hampden County District Attorney

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – As lawn signs, political commercials and social media messages have flooded the local area seeking support for various candidates for Hampden County District Attorney (DA), there is one group that appears will not have a voice...
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New school year brings advancements in technology for Pioneer Valley districts

Debbie Gardner
debbieg@thereminder.com

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – From more textbooks with online learning components to increased Internet access and the use of more mobile devices, students in districts across the region will see a change in the way their lessons are taught when they return to the classroom this fall.“It’s a technol...
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Russell defends 2011 bankruptcy decision

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – Wilbraham Selectman and Republican candidate for the state House of Representatives’ 12th Hampden District Robert Russell said his 2011 bankruptcy filing shows that he is not unlike the constituents of the distric...
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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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