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Chicopee City Council approves retention bonuses for city employees

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – During prior meetings, Mayor John Vieau and the City Council discussed retention bonuses for city employees who worked during through the most difficult periods of COVID-19....
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Chicopee celebrates Law Enforcement Appreciation Month

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Police officers and city officials gathered at the Chicopee Public Library courtyard to celebrate Law Enforcement Appreciation Month during a May 7 ceremony....
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Chicopee residents rally against plans for Burnett Road truck stop

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – A proposal for a Pilot-operated gas station with a convenience store and a Wendy’s received unanimous opposition from residents of Burnett Road....
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Chicopee City Hall welcomes first registry of probate satellite office

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Mayor John Vieau, City Council President Frank Laflamme and Hampden County Register of Probate Rosemary Saccomani announced the opening of a satellite registry of probate office in City Hall during a May 9 ribbon-cutting ceremony....
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Chicopee Public Works reviews Montgomery Street Intersections

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) continues the development of intersection improvements at Montgomery Street, Granby Road and McKinstry Avenue. ...
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Harmony House needs volunteers to help people approach end of life

Staasi Heropoulos

CHICOPEE — Since 2007 Harmony House has been there for people who are dying. Volunteers help them live out their final days in comfort — playing games with them, chatting or just sitting and watching TV together. ...
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Chicopee City Council approves appointee of WMDC Board

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – After opting to conduct interviews with Westover Metropolitan Development Corporation (WMDC) Board of Directors reappointments, the City Council approved Edward Czepiel’s reappointment during their May 3 meeting....
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Chicopee School Committee names Morton as acting superintendent

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – In the wake of former Superintendent Lynn Clark’s arrest on April 6, Assistant Superintendent Alvin Morton assumed leadership of the school district in the interim....
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Chicopee faces challenges with the Walmart on Memorial Drive

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Described as “one of the highest crime Walmarts in the country,” Walmart on 591 Memorial Dr. is under the microscope of city councilors who want to decrease the area’s criminal activity....
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Westover unveils the completion of new runway

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The Westover Air Reserve Base unveiled the completed reconstruction of the base’s main runway during an April 26 ceremony....
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Chicopee School Department continues to assess FY23 budget

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The School Committee’s Finance Subcommittee and the district’s administration team continued discussions around the fiscal year 2023 (FY23) budget during their April 11 meeting....
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Chicopee City Councilor Courchesne advocates for code enforcement position

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Ward 7 City Councilor William Courchesne continues to stand as a proactive advocate for including a new code enforcement position amongst the law department’s staff....
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Historical Society spotlights Chicopee Falls Post Office mural

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The Chicopee Historical Society hosted a presentation focused on the United States Postal Service located at 28 Main St....
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Chicopee City Council approves WESTCOMM renovations, OPEB benefit account

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Changes to the city’s regional dispatch center and an infusion of cash to the city’s other post-employment benefits (OPEB) were approved during the City Council’s April 19 meeting....
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City moves forward with Anna E. Barry MSBA submission

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The Anna E. Barry Elementary School on 44 Connell St. continues to host students despite numerous code issues with the building....
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Lynn Clark indicted by federal grand jury

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – A federal grand jury indicted Chicopee Superintendent Lynn Clark on April 21 for allegedly making false statements during an FBI examination into the city’s search for a new police chief....
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