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RiverMills continues curbside meal pick-up program

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – After starting the program during the pandemic, RiverMills Senior Center has continued to operate their curbside meal pick-up program for Chicopee residents ages 55 and over....
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Chicopee Provision outsourcing kielbasa production this season

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Celebrated as a Polish cultural staple, the time-honored Blue Seal Kielbasa from Chicopee Provision will be undergoing production changes this holiday season....
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Planning director highlights Chicopee City Hall renovations

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – City Hall has remained a central fixture since its construction in 1870, but due to its age, the building has now embraced several modern renovations....
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Senator Gomez presents $60,000 for Center Cleanup Project

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – As the city continues to revitalize its downtown community, state Sen. Adam Gomez presented Chicopee with a $60,000 grant for the Center Cleanup Project during a ceremony on Nov. 19....
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Chicopee honors Detective Michael Dion

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – After passing away suddenly on Nov. 10, Chicopee officials are extending their gratitude to former Detective Michael Dion....
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Chicopee and Springfield prepare for tree lighting events

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD/CHICOPEE – With the holiday season underway, Springfield and Chicopee are making preparations for their annual Christmas Tree Lighting events....
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Chicopee School Committee analyzes state of the district

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability Matthew Francis presented the initial part of his state of the district presentation during a School Committee meeting on Nov. 17....
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Chicopee City Council accepts federal ARPA funds

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – As communities continue the effort to overcome COVID-19 obstacles, the City Council accepted Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds during their Nov. 16 meeting....
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Chicopee Mayor prepares for festive Christmas events

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Mayor John Vieau is making preparations for a few festive Christmas gatherings to break in the holiday season....
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Chicopee FRESH announces Curbside Cafeteria food truck

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – In an effort to enhance their farm to table offerings, Chicopee FRESH is launching a Curbside Cafeteria food truck project....
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Chicopee City Council sets the residential tax rate for FY22

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – With the pandemic presenting a wave of new financial difficulties, the City Council has approved a lower residential tax rate for the 2022 Fiscal Year (FY22)....
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Chicopee hosts Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – American Legion Post 279, city officials, Mayor John Vieau, Rep. Richard Neal and veterans across the district gathered on Nov. 11 at Veterans Memorial Plaza to celebrate Veterans Day....
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Grants approved for Chicopee Post 9/11 & Service Dog Memorial

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Final plans are underway for the Western Mass Post 9/11 & Service Dog Memorial Park after grants were approved for the project during the City Council meeting on Nov. 4...
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Flag Raises in honor of Puerto Rican Heritage Month

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Mayor John Vieau gathered with city officials and the public to raise the Puerto Rican flag in honor of Puerto Rican Heritage Month....
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Chicopee School Committee debates high school lighting project

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – An outside lighting project for the Chicopee High School turf field was passed in July 2019 by City Council, but the topic drew divisive discourse during a School Committee meeting on Nov. 3....
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Chicopee City Council approves Fire Department pilot program

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – With a previously relied upon private ambulance company departing from the area, the City Council has approved a new pilot program for Chicopee Fire Department’s ambulance services....
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Candidates bring diversity to Chicopee City Council

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The Chicopee City Council will look substantially different in January. For the first time there will be two women – one of whom is a person of color – on the council....
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New perspectives highlight Chicopee election results

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – With the introduction of two new City Councilors and four School Committee members, the Nov. 2 Chicopee election brought an infusion of new voices alongside the legislation’s familiar foundation....
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