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Lumbra: Changes in treasurer needed

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

HOLYOKE – While City Treasurer Jon Lumbra may have decided against taking a job in Lowell, his exploration of his future career casts light on how the treasurer’s job is structured in Holyoke and whether or not it should be changed. Lumbra’s job is an elected position and his four-year term ...
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Campaign begins to restore stained glass windows

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

HOLYOKE – City officials have begun a campaign to raise between $ 400,000 and $500,000 to repair and restore the signature stained glass windows that line the walls of the City Hall auditorium. Mayor Alex Morse announced on Oct. 7 that former Mayor Elaine Pluta and former City Councilor Ray ...
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Holyoke schools are catching up to state MCAS scores

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

HOLYOKE – Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sergio Páez is blunt in his assessment of the MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System) results for Holyoke schools.“Holyoke is doing okay, but not doing great. We’re shy of where we wanted to be,” he told R...
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Holiday Toy Run benefits Brightside

Lori Szepelak
lori@thereminder.com

HOLYOKE – Motorcycle enthusiast Bruce Rivest said last fall’s Hope for the Holidays Toy Drive and Toy Run “took on a new meaning” for him.Rivest, assisted by Melvyn Hook and Christopher “Chico” Colon, are coordinating the logistics and riding in the events to benefit <a target="_blank" href=...
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Reports suggests new uses for historic train station

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

HOLYOKE – Although it sits mostly unused today the city’s former train station could have a bright future with another use. That’s the conclusion of a recently released report developed for the city’s Redevelopment Authority.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Marcos Marrero, the executive director o...
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Art sale to raise funds for Harmony House

By Lori Szepelak
lori@thereminder.com

HOLYOKE – Ruth Willemain has donated her exquisite African art collection to raise funds for Harmony House of Western Massachusetts, a project she hopes comes to fruition within the next year. “We haven’t found a location yet but I’m still hopeful,” she said during a recent interview with <s...
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