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Clerk reviews record of nearly 40 years at Westfield City Hall

Amy Porter
aporter@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD — City Clerk Karen Fanion will retire at the end of June as the most senior employee in City Hall, just shy of 40 years since she was hired in September 1982. Even longtime custodian Tommy Curran, who retired earlier this spring, was hired a few months after her....
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Federal agency puts tighter limits on PFAS contamination

Peter Currier
pcurrier@thereminder.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new advisories for four per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that dramatically decreases what is considered to be the safe levels of consumption of the “forever chemicals.”...
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Opioid documentary premiere at Westfield High School offers info, inspiration

Amy Porter
aporter@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – Westfield Promise students past and present, and teacher Kristen Biancuzzo, went all out for the premiere of the original student documentary, “Breaking the Silence,” about the impact of the opioid epidemic in Westfield. Three years in the making, the film debuted on June 11....
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Westfield lPolice plan short-term fixes, long-term replacement for HQ

Peter Currier
pcurrier@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – The Police Department in Westfield will soon explore potential sites for relocation from its 50-year-old headquarters, which has been plagued by severe mold outbreaks and other contamination problems. ...
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Career Week exposes young Westfield pupils to variety of professions

Amy Porter
aporter@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – During the week of June 6, elementary schools in Westfield participated in Career Week, when parents and community volunteers visited classrooms to talk to the students about the work they do, and the different careers that could be available to them....
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