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Westfield, HCC caps fees on many programs

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

HOLYOKE – For Holyoke Community College students who are starting college this fall and who are pursuing one of a list of majors, the cost of their bachelor degree would be capped at $30,000.An agreement between HCC and Westfield State University (WSU) c...
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D’Amours contribute $250,000 to restore Victory Theatre

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

HOLYOKE – Don Sanders, executive artistic director of Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts (MIFA) Victory Theatre, said a recent donation from Donald and Michelle D’Amour  will hopefully be the start of the final phase of a fundraising effort for a critical match...
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Essex House: Going, going and now history

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

HOLYOKE – The Essex House is about to be history in the Paper City.Just before this edition went to press the majority of the building was down with only a part of facade still standing. A backhoe sat on top of the mound of wood and brick loading the debris into contai...
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Holyoke named one of ‘Best Startup Cities in America’

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

HOLYOKE – The editors of Popular Mechanics have named The Paper City one of the 14 best Startup Cities in America.In the on-line listing (http://<a href="http://www.popularmechanics.com/startupcity/startup-city-americas-best-places-to-start-a-business?click=pp#slide-1"...
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Jourdain files ordinance to seal employment ‘loophole’

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

HOLYOKE – City Council President Kevin Jourdain has called for the resignation of Treasurer Jon Lumbra, who has announced his candidacy for the Ward 7 seat on the council, as a necessary step for a temporary replacement to be named.Jourdain, speaking to <span style="fo...
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Lumbra announces his campaign for Holyoke City Council

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

HOLYOKE – In an unusual move, City Treasurer Jon Lumbra has announced his intentions not to run for that position again but instead seek the Ward 7 city council seat. Lumbra, if elected, would be replacing <a href="http://www.holyoke....
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Holyoke prepares to be a stop on the Vermonter line

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

HOLYOKE – For the first time in decades, Amtrak will be stopping in Holyoke and city officials broke ground on a passenger platform on Dec. 22.Although the Vermonter train...
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