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Elms College and Big Y partner to provide COVID-19 vaccinations

Carolyn Noel
cnoel@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – With people struggling to sign up for appointments and spots filling quickly, vaccination rollout has not gone as smoothly in Massachusetts as many would have hoped....
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Chicopee resident writes book on religion and life experiences

Carolyn Noel
cnoel@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Diane Lyons-Frasco recognizes herself as a mystic and victim soul. Connected spiritually, Lyons-Frasco has taken her life experiences and compiled them into a book about God, Heaven and lessons to be learned....
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Westover Air Force Base hosts virtual open house on AICUZ study

Carolyn Noel
cnoel@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Westover Air Reserve Base hosted a virtual open house to discuss the results of an updated study on noise and flight safety adjacent to the base on Feb. 18. ...
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Chicopee City Council votes on City Hall renovations, police cruisers and more

Carolyn Noel
cnoel@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Several topics discussed at a previous Special Meeting of the Chicopee City Council were voted on during the Feb. 16 regular meeting. ...
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Jebb will retire on March 26, city to start search

Carolyn Noel
cnoel@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The city of Chicopee will now launch a search for a new police chief....
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Chicopee students to return to hybrid format

Carolyn Noel
cnoel@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The Chicopee School Committee met on Feb. 17 to discuss returning to school, air quality within schools and the Fall II sports season....
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Regina’s Pantry seeks donations as demand increases

Carolyn Noel
carolynn@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The First Congregational Church of Chicopee is host to Regina’s Pantry, which provides food to those in need every Sunday. ...
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Herbarium and Bayberry Quilts offer unique finds in Chicopee

Carolyn Noel
cnoel@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The year of 2020 was the year of supporting small and local businesses, thanks in part to COVID-19....
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Local event venues feel effects of COVID–19

Carolyn Noel
cnoel@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE/LONGMEADOW/HAMPDEN – The impact that COVID-19 has had on restaurants throughout the country is well-known. Many had to install outdoor dining areas, enforce table limits and adhere to curfew restrictions....
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Blessing box in Chicopee started for those in need

Carolyn Noel
carolynn@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – One local resident and her family have started a blessing box in the Chicopee community. ...
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Chicopee City Council discusses City Hall renovations

Carolyn Noel
carolynn@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The Chicopee City Council hosted two recent meetings to discuss a variety of agenda items. The Special City Council meeting occurred on Jan. 28 at the request of Mayor John Vieau. ...
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Chicopee School Committee discusses hybrid learning options

Carolyn Noel
carolynn@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The Chicopee School Committee met on Feb. 3 to discuss students returning to the classroom and to listen to public input from teachers, parents and city residents....
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ChicopeeFRESH shifts model, pivots in face of pandemic

Carolyn Noel
carolynn@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – ChicopeeFRESH, the food service program for Chicopee Public Schools, has been operating since 2015. Before COVID-19, ChicopeeFRESH offered daily breakfast and lunch meals for all of the city’s public schools. ...
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Community feedback needed on Memorial Park

Carolyn Noel
carolynn@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The Chicopee Department of Planning & Development along with Veterans Services and the Department of Parks & Recreation are seeking feedback on the future Western Massachusetts Post-9/11 & Service Dog Memorial Park. ...
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Boys and Girls Club receives tablet donation, hosting virtual 5K

Carolyn Noel
carolynn@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Before COVID-19, local Boys and Girls Clubs were primarily utilized for before and after school care. Due to the pandemic, many of these clubs have had to shift their models to allow for kids and teens to stay all day. ...
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Chicopee School Committee conducts elections and discusses COVID–19

Carolyn Noel
carolynn@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The Chicopee School Committee met at Chicopee Comprehensive High School on Jan. 20 to elect subcommittee positions and further discuss COVID-19 testing and vaccinations....
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Chicopee City Council debates raises for elected, appointed offcials

Carolyn Noel
carolynn@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE– Significant pay raises are being considered for a number of Chicopee elected officials including the mayor, treasurer, assessors, city clerk, city councilors and Law Department employees. ...
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