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61st annual 4-H Fair at Eastern States Exposition increases number of participants

Peter Spotts
PeterS@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The Eastern States Exposition fairgrounds were in use July 26 as it played host to the 61st annual Hampden County 4-H and Youth Fair.This year the fair featured about 193 exhibitors while last year’s only had about ...
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ESE opposes liquor license for Big E vendor

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The Eastern States Exposition (ESE) inimically opposed a liquor license application from the Long Trail Brewing Company to sell beer in the Vermont Building during the 2014 Big E fair. The License Commission postponed its decision whether to award Long Trail Brewing C...
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Council cleans house, moves a number of motions forward

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – At the most recent meeting of the City Council on July 21, many details were discussed and approved such as the appointment of a tree warden, the approval of underground utility work by Comcast and an ordinance requiring an administrative fee for vehicles towed by the police depar...
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West Side receives $900K CDBG funds

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – West Side is once again the recipient of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) that will be used to repair the Memorial neighborhood and to promo...
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Town seeks volunteer participation

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The town relies on volunteers to lend their talents to the many projects and daily activities of West Side. Multiple vacancies exist at the moment, providing an opportunity for residents to take an active role in the future of their town.    “The community’s...
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Couple spearheads ecumenical outreach

By Lori Szepelak
lori@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Good food and fellowship will be served up on the evening of July 24 at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church on Main Street, according to Rose and Mike Desrosiers, directors of the Ecumeni...
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Council approves LED signs for Big E

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – After months of continuances the Memorial Corridor Overlay District – formerly known as the Entertainment Resort Overlay District – was finalized. The biggest change it brings is the use of LED signs at the Eastern States Exposition (ESE), a feature not previously allowed in West ...
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Town establishes law department, welcomes attorney

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The fiscal year 2015 budget established the town’s first-ever Law Department and subsequently officials welcomed William Reichelt as the town attorney.    A native of the area, Reichelt has a history of serving the public as a member of the town’s Planning B...
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Police department welcomes K-9 officer Pike

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD The newest addition to the Police force is a new breed of officer literally. The department welcomed Pike, a Labrador retriever, in June.    Pike works alongside Middle School Resource Officer Eric Johnson. The position was created in the fiscal year 2015 budge...
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