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Boldyga flies solo for 3rd Hampden District debate

Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

AGAWAM – Notably conspicuous was the absence of Samuel Di Santi, Democratic candidate for state representative of the 3rd Hampden District – Agawam, Southwick and Granville – from a debate with incumbent Nicholas Bo...
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Support group assists with loss of pet

Lori Szepelak
lori@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Doreen A. P. McDonald has been drawn to animals since childhood so her support group, Ark Angels, is a unique extension of her love for all creatures large and small.“The group provides a non-judgmental environment for individuals and families to grieve the loss of a pet c...
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Library fundraising reaches halfway point

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The WestSide Story fundraising campaign for the new West Springfield Public Library (WSPL) has reached the halfway point of its $2 million goal. According to Eric Fiedler, who leads the capital campaign, more than $1 million in pledges have been received. Most recently, th...
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Library fundraising reaches halfway point

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The WestSide Story fundraising campaign for the new West Springfield Public Library (WSPL) has reached the halfway point of its $2 million goal. According to Eric Fiedler, who leads the capital campaign, more than $1 million in pledges have been received. Most recently, th...
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Environmentalists host tire cleanup

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The recent low water level of the Connecticut River has revealed a nasty surprise: numerous discarded tires pepper the riverbed. Todd Steglinski, trail crew coordinator for the Environmental Committee, discovered the tires and will lead a cleanup effort of the Tom Lagodich...
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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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