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WSU Science Center construction underway

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – Westfield State University (WSU) celebrated the construction its newest building that will expand the research abilities of its students. WSU conducted a ground breaking ceremony for its Science Center on Sept. 18. Walsh Brothers Construction is building the $33 million, 54,000 s...
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Gottfried ushers in green advancement at Mestek

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – An inventive patent led to an expansion of one local company, putting it ahead of its competitors, but not at the cost of the environment – a statement supported by the man responsible for the term “green building.” Dadanco, a Mest...
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WSU hosts Food Pantry fundraiser on Sept. 19

By Lori Szepelak
lori@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – Pastor Christopher Hazzard of St. John’s Lutheran Church is encouraging area residents to support the Westfield Food Pantry’s first “major” fundraiser slated Sept. 19. “The face of hunger is hidden in plain sight,” said Hazzard during a recent late afternoon interview with <span ...
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Singles dances see revival in Western Mass.

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – One man seeks to bring back the singles dances of yesteryear where people gathered to meet, speak and have a fun night out. Domer Ringuette, a Chicopee resident, organized a Happy Singles Dance that will take place on Sept. 7 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the East Mountain Country Club, 1...
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Board of Selectmen contemplates name change

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

SOUTHWICK – The Board of Selectmen is going to answer, “What’s in a name?” At its Aug. 28 meeting, the board contemplate a name change to “Selectboard,” an item that sparked some heated discussion. The initial idea was generated by Ruth Preston, secretary for the Planning Board. None...
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