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Start planning now

In this part of the country, the past is always present. Our community is in an historic area in New England; a farming town on the  edge of the Connecticut River.  Worn clapboard colonial homes line our long town green. Trees dot the landscape which were planted after the Hurricane of 193...
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Stop Obama

The following open letter has been sent to Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Boehner and Sen. Mitch McConnell:The GOP was just elected with one of the greatest margins in U.S. history. The mandate is clear: stop Obama and what he is doing to destroy our country!If he unila...
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A war we cannot win

After years of pushing back the date for an Afghan withdrawal, the United States, last month quietly signed a security agreement authorizing U.S. troops to stay for 10 more years. This action means we will have a military presence in Afghanistan for a minimum of 25 years. As outlined by the ...
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Interstate, casino connected

We all agree that the highway needs to be repaired. On every overpass one can see rusted steel. In the case of highways through cities, many of the people have no wish to drive through the city, but they are forced if they want to use the highway. The original idea of I-91 going through rural Agawam...
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Shops expansion follows Longmeadow's long-range plan

As a part of the Long Range Planning Committee in 2004, we developed and submitted Longmeadow Faces the Future, the Longmeadow Long Range Plan. The goals and objectives within the plan were established around the fact that Longmeadow is happy being Longmeadow. As a town we have a lot of valu...
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Longmeadow needs 21st century DPW

In 1931, when our Department of Public Works maintenance complex was constructed, Longmeadow had 1294 dwellings, a population of 4437, and 23 miles of roadways. According to the 2010 census, our town has 5948 housing units with a population 15,784. We presently have 91 miles of asphalt roads, 71 mil...
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Boycott the casino

Massachusetts has been a leader in the past. The Bay State was a close second after Vermont to outlaw slavery in 1779, the first state with marriage equality as of 2004 but alas, not the first state to say “no” to casinos. We are now the 40th state to be rolled over by big money.We have only...
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Common Core is unfair

A recent state of the district address to the Chicopee School Committee was reported having one school official state “there is more non-fiction reading” under the Common Core and “students are learning fewer math concepts,” but although fewer, “they understand them and can use them.”   On...
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Thank you

The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Luke would like to express our sincere appreciation and thanks to the East Longmeadow and surrounding communities for supporting our event, The Taste of Greece, which took place Oct. 17 to 19.The annual cultural event is always highly anticipated for providin...
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Help us better protect you

There is a Special Town Meeting scheduled for Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. One of the warrant articles up for a vote is in regard to the purchase of a Quint aerial apparatus for the fire department. A Quint aerial apparatus is a multi-purpose, single piece of fire apparatus that combines the operationa...
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Questions for Baker

Charlie Baker’s ad claiming he’ll make Massachusetts a leader again is puzzling.  Massachusetts is first in education, clean energy, veterans services, and life sciences to name some. Further, Massachusetts is leading the nation overall coming out of the worst recession since 1929. Likewise, Ba...
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Vote No on Question 2

Why is there a question to expand the Bottle Bill when we should be voting to repeal it altogether? The Bottle Bill has become an unnecessary nuisance to consumers and businesses. The Bottle Bill is nothing more than an added tax going to the State General Fund with a small percentage going to envir...
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Need more manufacturing

The building of railroad cars in Springfield is definitely good news, just before election day of course. It is good if it is the beginning of a trend. It will generate about 200 jobs, that is about the size of the graduating class of one high school.  We have many high schools and colleges in ...
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Vote for Boronski

If you are registered as an Independent, you really should Democrats will all vote for Eric Lesser because it doesn’t bother them that he collected $300,000 in campaign funds from outside our district, but it should bother you. It doesn’t bother them that Lesser held a fundraiser in D.C. hos...
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Planning Board was wrong

This is in regards to the Oct. 7 Planning Board meeting with Andrew Bordoni, owner of Pride Towing/Off Road Recovery to be able to tow two or three cars a week to the Elm Street location, which is called Body Works Unlimited.This is a residential zoned area that had three businesses all on t...
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Please vote

This is a gentle reminder that Election Day, Nov. 4, is either rapidly approaching us, or we are approaching it. I hope that you will take advantage of the democratic process and cast your votes for the candidates and questions that you support.Allow me to offer some guidance, while remember...
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