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Online Chicopee based boutique prepares for holiday shopping

Carolyn Noel
carolynn@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – With the holiday season upon us, many local businesses are gearing up for the shopping rush....
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Chicopee family seeking donations for daughter’s surgery

Carolyn Noel
carolynn@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The Demers family are lifelong residents of Chicopee who are reaching out to the community for help. Daniel and Valarie Demers created a GoFundMe page for their daughter Sophia to help with costs from her upcoming Fibrous Dysplasia surgery. ...
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Chicopee resident owns two baking storefronts in town

Carolyn Noel
carolynn@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – One local baker has found great success in Chicopee after fleeing from Puerto Rico to Western Massachusetts nearly 20 years ago....
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Locals complete 90 Mile March to raise awareness on veterans issues

Carolyn Noel
carolynn@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – On Nov. 6 James Chartier completed his fifth “90 Mile March.” The march started at the AmVets Post 12 in Chicopee and ended at the State House in Boston. ...
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Chicopee City Council approves $42,000 for election salaries

Carolyn Noel
carolynn@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The Chicopee City Council met on Nov. 17 to discuss 32 motions, ranging from approving more than $42,000 to go toward election salaries, to an appropriation to the Department of Public Works (DPW) for the Williams Park Project....
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Chicopee School Committee discusses fund approvals, policy reviews

Carolyn Noel
carolynn@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The Chicopee School Committee met on Nov. 18 to discuss updates on fund approvals, transportation agreements, remote learning, governor’s orders and air quality reports. ...
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Chicopee celebrates holiday season with ‘reverse parade’

G. Michael Dobbs
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CHICOPEE – On Nov. 10, the city of Chicopee presented “In the Spirit,” a reverse car parade....
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Pioneer Valley USO creates food baskets for military families

Carolyn Noel
carolynn@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The Pioneer Valley USO hosted a food donation drive in Chicopee on Nov. 6 to help put together holiday food baskets for military families....
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Paying tribute

G. Michael Dobbs
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CHICOPEE – Chicopee officials as well as Congressman Richard Neal gathered at the Veterans Memorial Park to note Veterans Day 2020....
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Resident brings people together to share holiday spirit with family in need

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – On Nov. 8, Chicopee resident Christine Ramponi was struck with inspiration. ...
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Chicopee educator competes for ‘The Greatest Baker’ title

Carolyn Noel
carolynn@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Adam Malmborg, a fifth grade teacher at Chicopee’s Bowe Elementary School and an East Longmeadow resident, is competing for the title of “The Greatest Baker.”...
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Chicopee City Council approves crosswalk and bike path

Carolyn Noel
carolynn@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The Chicopee City Council met on Nov. 5 to discuss 37 motions. Important discussions included talks on crosswalks, construction and maintenance of a new bike path. ...
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Chicopee schools to go fully remote

Carolyn Noel
carolynn@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Mayor John Vieau hosted a media advisory on Nov. 12 to update citizens about the rising COVID-19 cases in Chicopee and announce a change to the school district’s in-person learning. ...
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College president speaks on how COVID–19 has affected Elms

Carolyn Noel
carolynn@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Chicopee’s own Elms College is feeling the effects of COVID-19, according to President Harry Dumay. Enrollment is down for the 2021 academic year, but Dumay states, “It’s lower than we were anticipating, but that’s similar to all of our peer institutions in the area or nationwide.” ...
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Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry seeks donations

Carolyn Noel
carolynn@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry is currently seeking monetary and non-perishable food donations through ‘Lorraine’s Drive,’ a food drive started by Adam Quenneville of Adam Quenneville Roofing & Siding. ...
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Chicopee Chamber of Commerce offers free grant assistance

Carolyn Noel
carolynn@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The Chicopee Chamber of Commerce is encouraging Chicopee-based small businesses to reach out to them for grant assistance....
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Theory Wellness opens for medicinal cannabis sales

Carolyn Noel
carolynn@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – On Oct. 24, Theory Wellness officially opened for medicinal cannabis sales. The Chicopee dispensary was previously only partaking in recreational cannabis transactions since their Feb. 29 store opening. ...
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Valley Opportunity Council offers assistance with energy costs to those in need

Carolyn Noel
carolynn@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Valley Opportunity Council (VOC) is offering help with energy costs this winter to those in need. Funded through the Department of Housing and Community Development, VOC offers assistance with heating bills for oil, electric, gas, wood, propane, and more to those in Hampden County....
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