Opinion

G. Michael Dobbs

Forecasts of increased crime with casino prove inaccurate

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

You may recall that during the referendum battle a few years ago to determine if the residents of Massachusetts really wanted casino gambling, folks who opposed the casinos advocated arguments we would see an increase in gambling addiction and the social ills that come from that, along with an incre...
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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

Outlook 2021: 2020 proved life can be unpredictable, but it's still important to look ahead

Chris Maza
cmaza@thereminder.com

There have been many adjectives used to describe 2020, including some that cannot be repeated in the pages of these newspapers....
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Local News

Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference to be hosted virtually

Carolyn Noel
cnoel@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The 15th annual Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference will begin on April 13.

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Public hears proposals to increase sewer metering equity

Sarah Heinonen
sheinonen@thereminder.com

LONGMEADOW – A variety of proposals to address inequity in sewer metering were presented at the March 29 public hearing hosted by the Longmeadow Select Board.

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Nini’s seeks artist for mural in their Easthampton outdoor dining space

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – Nini’s Ristorante will be commissioning a local artist to design and create a painted floor mural in its new outdoor dining area.

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MacDuffie School working to keep students, staff safe

Danielle Eaton
deaton@thereminder.com

GRANBY – With local and international students, the MacDuffie School in Granby has been working hard since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to keep everyone safe.

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Easthampton to repurpose CDBG funds for pedestrian safety

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

EASTHAMPTON – The city of Easthampton is looking to install pedestrian safety improvements on Clark Street with extra funds from their Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).

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Hatfield School Committee talks after school programming with CES

Lauren LeBel

HATFIELD – On March 30, the Hatfield School Committee met to discuss the possibilities of creating an after school – along with a potential before school – program.

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Planning for Mill River Greenway shared use path underway

Lauren LeBel

WESTERN MASS. – The Mill River Greenway is undergoing many projects, with the most substantial and protracted being a shared use path.

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Easthampton policing report released; public input sought

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – Mayor Nicole LaChapelle submitted a report to the Easthampton City Council that details the Easthampton Police Department’s (EPD) use of force policies, as well as recommendations for re-envisioning public safety.

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Dining & Entertainment

What I’m watching: a great pair of new documentaries

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

As regular readers know, I’m a sucker for a good documentary and these two new offerings on Netflix offer not just a principal story, but also present a conversation about other subjects that are tangential but important to the main story.

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Brew Practitioners talks beer, business, life on new podcast

Angelica J. Core

AGAWAM – The owners of Brew Practitioners have released the first three episodes of their podcast, “Brew Practitioners. A podcast of beer, business, and BS.”

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