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Book shows importance of home gardening in proper nutrition

Peter Currier
peter@thewestfieldnews group.com

A Westfield resident just released his first book on the importance of restoring soil and the true nutritional value of vegetables in the 21st century....
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Public hearings, COVID–19 and water concerns at City Council

Amy Porter
amyporter@thewestfieldnews.com

he April 1 City Council meeting included an update from Public Health Director Joseph Rouse; public hearings on a new business and a strengthened enforcement ordinance, and a discussion by city councilors on questions answered by the Water Department at a Public Health & Safety subcommittee meeting....
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Greenway Bridge helps connect rail trail

Peter Currier
peter@thewestfieldnews group.com

A bridge connecting parts of the Columbia Greenway Rail Trail was installed overnight between April 5 and 6 to bring Westfield one step closer to having a fully complete rail trail. ...
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Westfield Tech students constructing house

Amy Porter
amyporter@thewestfieldnews.com

Westfield Technical Academy juniors and seniors in Construction Technology are building a new two-family home at 8 Lewis St. Construction began in November 2020....
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Effort seeks to put Hampshire, Hampden Canal on registry

Peter Currier
peter@thewestfieldnews group.com

The Pioneer Valley Planning Committee is spearheading an effort to put the Hampshire and Hampden Canal on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). ...
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Local historian to map Westfield’s Old Burying Ground

Peter Currier
peter@thewestfieldnews group.com

By Peter Currier peter@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com WESTFIELD – A local historian is undertaking an effort to document every grave in Westfield’s Old Burying Ground, which is the final resting place for a number of prominent residents throughout the city’s history. Bruce Cortis spoke in detail to th...
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Westfield School Committee discusses Fort Meadow Center

Amy Porter
amyporter@thewestfieldnews.com

WESTFIELD – The School Committee continued its discussion March 15 of a proposed early childhood inclusion plan that would close the aging Fort Meadow Early Childhood Education Center on 35 White St. and move the preschool program to classrooms within four neighborhood elementary schools....
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