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Westfield / Southwick

Gas Light District construction underway, officials seek to lessen impact

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – Construction is underway in the Gas Light District. The city was working with the Westfield Business Improvement District (BID) to minimize the impact of the project to the community, but must now find altern...
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Poetry collection celebrates the small ‘moments’ of life

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – Many people view life in its entirety, but in reality life is a series of moments – snapshots – that make up the whole of one’s life experience. One local author has taken the time to savor those moments, one by one, by writing poems dedicated to each segment of time.  &nbs...
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Council approves $7.5 million senior center bond

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – The new Senior Center will finally come to physical fruition now that a $7.5 million bond was approved for its construction.    At a special meeting on June 30, the City Council approved the funding for the building of the center. Forish Construction Co. Inc. of We...
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Petitioners win, council votes to dissolve WBID

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – The Westfield Business Improvement District (WBID) will be disbanded after the City Council supported its dissolution. Petitioners requested the closure due to the cost of fees and the lack of an opt-out clause. &...
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Grandparents association brings generations together through faith

By Lori Szepelak
lori@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – Alicia Belanger believes strongly in “passing on the faith” to her eight grandchildren and in that spirit, she started a local branch of the Catholic Grandparents Association (CGA).    The CGA was launched in 2009 by Catherine Wiley of Mayo, Ireland, a grandmother ...
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Motocross returns to track after brief absence

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

SOUTHWICK – Motocross will return to the town this summer after the American Legion Post 338 and Mike Grondahl reached a lease agreement for the Post’s property.A two-year lease is currently being drafted betw...
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Council researches taking Weilgus property, residents weigh-in

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – The decision whether to take the Weilgus property, 146-150 Main St., by eminent domain is being reviewed by the City Council’s Legislative and Ordinance subcommittee. The debate among citizens, however, is ongoing and full of intense emotion, especially in light of the recent summary jud...
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