Opinion

G. Michael Dobbs

Confederate flag in the Capitol reaffirms the evil it represents

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

As I was watching the coverage of the assault on the Capitol last week, there was a moment I burst into tears....
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Chris Maza

Not to say I told you so, but, well ... I told you so

Chris Maza
news@thereminder.com

I wish I could say the past few days have been hard for me to get my head around. Unfortunately, it’s about what I expected....
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Local News

Agawam students remain in remote learning through Jan. 15

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

AGAWAM – Students of Agawam Public Schools will participate in remote learning through Jan. 15.

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MassDOT report gives three alternatives for east-west rail

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

WESTERN MASS. – State Sen. Eric Lesser, who has led the effort to establish east-west passenger rail in the commonwealth, said the recent report from MassDOT that identifies the best three alternatives for the project is “very, very encouraging,”...

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Farnsworth leaves Hampden for job with state public safety

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN – Hampden Police Chief Jeffrey Farnsworth is leaving his position with the town to pursue a role in state government as the senior policy advisor to secretary of public safety.

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Longmeadow School Committee discusses athletics, instructional model update

Miasha Lee

LONGMEADOW – Jan. 12 marked Longmeadow’s first School Committee meeting of 2021.

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Hopson: Gateway taking COVID-19 situation week-to-week

Amy Porter
amyporter@thewestfieldnews.com

HUNTINGTON – Gateway Superintendent David B. Hopson said on Jan. 8 that the decision to go to strictly remote learning Jan 8 to Jan. 14 was based on an increase to over 5 percent in COVID cases.

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HWRSD cautiously returning to in-person learning after break

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN/WILBRAHAM – Superintendent Al Ganem and Nurse Coordinator Teri Brand informed the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School Committee that the district would be continuing remote instruction on Jan. 11 and Jan. 12.

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Marcus Williams assumes presidency of Springfield City Council

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – City Councilor Marcus Williams is planning for changes for the council as he becomes its president.

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Granby to Go helps families during school closures

Danielle Eaton
daniellee@thereminder.com

GRANBY – Granby to Go is working to help families and residents in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Dining & Entertainment

What I’m watching: a fun new adventure sci-fi film

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

What I’m watching: a fun new adventure sci-fi film.

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