Opinion

G. Michael Dobbs

Yes, I want to go into space, but do they have a suit to fit me?

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

I remember as a kid watching live coverage of rockets blasting away from Florida in the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programs....
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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

Defunding effort is an attempt to kill a good police department

Chris Maza
cmaza@thereminder.com

Budgetary cuts of this level aren’t made in the interest of finding common ground – this particular proposal exists for the purpose of killing a department altogether....
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Local News

Chicopee Center Fresh Market

Carolyn Noel
cnoel@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The Center Fresh Farmers Market takes place in Chicopee Center every Thursday.

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Longmeadow Farmers Market

Sarah Heinonen
sheinonen@thereminder.com

LONGMEADOW – The rain couldn’t keep shoppers away from the Longmeadow Farmers Market on July 1.

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Comfort Bagel Grand Opening

Danielle Eaton
deaton@thereminder.com

HOLYOKE – After nearly a year of serving customers through her cottage bakery in West Springfield, Comfort Bagel owner Janet Blake opened the doors to her shop at 1 Square Way in Holyoke. The doors to
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Northampton City Council discusses Charter Review ordinances

Dennis Hackett
dhackett@thereminder.com

NORTHAMPTON – During the Northampton City Council’s July 15 meeting, the council discussed studying ordinances including the frequency the city reviews its charter and the balance of power between the mayor and the city council.

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Sensory-Friendly Touch a Truck event Aug. 1

Amy Porter
amyporter@thewestfieldnews.com

HUNTINGTON – Hilltown Community First Responders and the Start Em Early Foundation are teaming up to host a sensory friendly community Touch a Truck event on Aug. 1 from 12 to 3 p.m. at Littleville Elementary School, with set up beginning at 11 a.m.

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Healing and peace highlight Crystals of Mind store

Hope E. Tremblay
hope@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WESTFIELD – Lisa DiLuzio and Kristie Ostrowski spent the pandemic split between their jobs at a Holyoke assisted living facility and at home with their family in Chester. They saw the effects of COVID-19 and the toll it took physically, mentally and emotionally. When at home, the life and business p

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Local bowling alley offers dry fun throughout the rainy summer

Sarah Heinonen
sheinonen@thereminder.com

EAST LONGMEADOW – Rain has largely made this summer a wash out, but people looking to have some dry, indoor, fun can visit Shaker Bowl.

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West Side Senior Travel Group plans slate of ‘self-drive’ events

Lauren LeBel
llebel@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The Friends Seniors Travel Group of West Springfield has many events planned for 2021 – all to take place at the Log Cabin in Holyoke, located at 500 Easthampton Rd.

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Dining & Entertainment

WooSox welcomes fans at full capacity in new stadium

Scott Greene

WORCESTER – This central Massachusetts city is called the “Heart of the Commonwealth.” Boston’s Triple-A team for the last 48 years called Pawtucket, RI home (1973-2020), and played in McCoy Stadium.

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What I’m watching: modern summer movies

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

Although I enjoy many of the Marvel superhero films, not all of them have impressed me.

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