Opinion

G. Michael Dobbs

Fact checking letters to the editor – opening a can of worms?

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

Recently I’ve received several emails addressing issues with letters to the editor. I’d like to address them. ...
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Payton North

This year, I’m making an ad‘just’ment when choosing my words

Payton North
pnorth@thereminder.com

I follow Entertainment Tonight correspondent Keltie Knight on social media. She hosts a podcast called The LadyGang that I enjoy, and a few years back on the podcast she shared how she creates a manifest list with every new year. ...
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Chris Maza

Appreciating your own value means learning to say, ‘No’

Chris Maza
cmaza@thereminder.com

In my younger days, I was the coach of a high school swim team in Western Massachusetts. We were a small team made up of a wide range of skill groups. We weren’t competing for championships. Heck, half the time, we weren’t even realistically able to win regular season meets because the math didn&r... Read More

Local News

Hadley superintendent hopeful pool testing can begin next week

Chris Maza
cmaza@thereminder.com

HADLEY – The continued delay of the rollout of pool testing for COVID-19 in Hadley schools is proving frustrating to parents and educators alike.

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Candidates for Springfield City Council At Large introduce themselves

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – With less than two months until the annual city elections, 10 residents have submitted nomination papers for five open, two-year City Council At Large seats.

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Amherst clerk expects lively election season

Chris Maza
cmaza@thereminder.com

AMHERST – With a number of contested races and a contentious ballot question, Amherst’s town clerk anticipates a good turnout for the Nov. 2 election.

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Field for upcoming Easthampton election takes shape

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – The November election in Easthampton will feature two contested races – one for city councilor at-large and one for mayor. Candidates had until Sept. 14 to submit their nomination papers with signatures.

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Meet the Holyoke City Council ward candidates

Danielle Eaton
deaton@thereminder.com

HOLYOKE – On Nov. 2, residents in the city of Holyoke will head to the polls to determine the outcome of several municipal elections including City Council, School Committee and who their next mayor will be.

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Selectboard allocates $500k toward mold remediation

Danielle Eaton
deaton@thereminder.com

SOUTH HADLEY – The South Hadley Selectboard allocated $500,000 toward the remediation of mold at the South Hadley High School (SHHS) during their Sept. 14 meeting.

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Chesterfield struggles to fill spots on boards and committees

Dennis Hackett
dhackett@thereminder.com

CHESTERFIELD – With several vacancies across boards and committees in town, Chesterfield is looking for volunteers to fill those gaps.

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South Hadley Dog Park to celebrate one year anniversary

Danielle Eaton
deaton@thereminder.com

SOUTH HADLEY – The South Hadley Dog Park will celebrate one year of four-legged fun at their upcoming celebration/grand opening.

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Dining & Entertainment

What I’m watching: a timely and devastating documentary

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

I realize that for many people, spending five hours recounting recent American history and reliving the events that led up to the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001 and the subsequent war may sound like a grueling experience.

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