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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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School district chooses PARCC

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The School Committee decided to become a Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) school district with a vote of 6 to 1.
   
During its regular meeting on June 24, the com
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Police celebrate promotions, recruits

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – West Side celebrated the promotion of two police officers during a swearing in ceremony on June 17.
   
Jay Gearing and Brian Pomeroy officially entered the rank of sergeant on June 22. Each officer has a longevity with the department that surpasses 15 years.
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Redesign of Mittineague Park entrance underway

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The Park & Recreation Department unveiled its preliminary design for the Mittineague Park entrance renovation at the Town Council meeting on June 16.
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