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Westfield School Committee delays return to hybrid learning model

Dennis Hackett
dennis@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – After closing schools for in-person learning on Dec. 18, 2020, the Westfield School Committee pushed the return date back to Feb. 1 while allowing special education programs and shop students at Westfield Technical Academy (WTA) to return for in-person learning on Jan. 19....
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Westfield Police Commission promotes Phelon to lieutenant

Dennis Hackett
dennis@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – At the Westfield Police Commission meeting on Jan. 12, the commission conducted interviews with Sgt. Doug LaValley, Sgt. Scott Phelon, and Sgt. Mike Gibbons for the vacant lieutenant position before promoting Phelon....
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Westfield State University readies for return of students

Lauren LeBel

WESTFIELD – While many colleges and universities remain online for the spring semester, Westfield State University plans to welcome their community back to campus....
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Westfield Planning Board approves Boys and Girls Club expansion plan

Dennis Hackett
dennis@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – At the Westfield Planning Board’s Jan. 5 meeting, the board approved a special permit for the site plan for the proposed expansion of the Boys and Girls Club at 28 W. Silver St. and 21 S. Broad St....
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Westfield City Council denies transfer request to fight firefighter lawsuits

Dennis Hackett
dennis@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – During the Westfield City Council’s Jan. 7 meeting, the council denied a request to transfer $150,000 to the Ambulance Purchase of Services account for legal fees but approved a host community agreement with Safetiva Labs for a marijuana testing facility....
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