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Fire department welcomes two new recruits into its ranks

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The Fire Department welcomed two new firefighters. Robert Link, 28, and Justin Rainville, 25, joined the ranks of the Fire Department with an official swearing in ceremony on Sept. 23. Link is a third-generation member of the department while Rainville is the first in his ...
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Electric car ushers in town’s green initiative

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Town officials seek to establish West Side as a green community. The purchase of an electric car was the first step towards that goal. The town now owns a 2014, fully electric, Ford Focus that was purchased for $35,865. A grant of $7,500 from the Massachusetts Electric Veh...
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The Big E sets new one-day attendance record

Tyler Leahy

WEST SPRINGFIELD – On Sept. 20, The Eastern States Exposition (The Big E) set a new all-time, single-day attendance record with 170,612 guests. “We knew it would be an extraordinary day based on the traffic in the area and crowds flooding...
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Classic Burgers serves up a side of yesteryear

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The addition of a new restaurant brings back the unique style of the 1950s and the classic taste of a good old-fashioned burger.    Classic Burgers, 1261 Westfield St. (Route 20), celebrated its grand opening on Sept. 12 at 11:30 a.m. with a ribbon cutting a...
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Park construction starts with Santa’s House makeover

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Construction is underway at Mittineague Park to enhance the park’s accessibility and improve its functionality.    The construction began on Sept. 8 for the Mittineague Park Gateway Entrance Improvements and is anticipated to continue until May 2015. A $400,...
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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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