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Big E mixes traditions with surprises

Carley Dangona and G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

Hard to believe, it’s Big E season again. Time to indulge in delicacies such as kangaroo burgers and fried Twinkies, flail around on rides, tour the state houses that are jam-packed w...
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Hearing Authority considers suggestions for animal regulations

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The Hearing Authority (HA) is in the process of refining the “cat colony” and “dangerous dog” sections of recently updated Animal Control Ordinance. Per the ordinance, the HA is tasked with determining the regulations of these parts. After conducting a public hearing on Au...
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Soupy for Loopy seeks golfers and sponsors

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The ninth annual Soupy for Loopy Fundraiser is just around the corner and the nonprofit is still in need of golfers and event sponsors.    The event will take place on Oct. 10 at the Tekoa Country Club, 459 Russell Road, Westfield, in honor of what would hav...
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Council employs voting alternates for subcommittees

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – In an effort to avoid subcommittee voting stalls, Council President John Sweeney has designated an alternate councilor to vote when a chair is absent. “I want to keep our town moving forward,” Sweeney said. He explained that there have been too many instances where subcomm...
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Police officers and canine partners make good use of buildings

By Lori Szepelak
lori@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Donn is easy – and eager – to please when West Springfield Officer Mark Cote leashes him up for his routine canine exercises on The Hillside at Providence campus. Donn, a Dutch Shepherd, appears friendly at first glance as he bounds up the hill but when he is released to f...
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Town seeks to ease frustration

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – After witnessing the frustration of small business owners, the town is launching an outreach program to assist with the permitting and licensing processes. According to Tara Gehring, Economic Development coordinator and assistant planner, the town will host open office hou...
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West Springfield Town Council breezes through agenda

Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The Aug. 18 meeting of the Town Council was relatively uneventful, with only a few items on the agenda – two of which were public hearings that were postponed.Councilors Brian Clune, Brian Griffin and George Condon III were absent. The small audience of less than 20 was co...
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