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Easthampton housing development hearing continued again

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – The debate regarding the Wildflower Condominiums project was reignited at a planning board public hearing on Sept. 14....
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Easthampton offers opportunity for licensing fee discounts

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – The city of Easthampton recently announced it would offer a discount on licensing renewal fees to help local businesses cope with the economic impacts of COVID-19....
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Abandoned Building releases seasonal beer for fall

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – Abandoned Building Brewery recently released its Hoppy Valley IPA, their seasonal beer. They only brew one batch of it a year, so owner and Head Brewer Matthew Tarlecki predicts this one will last until mid-Octotober....
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Officials take action after Easthampton High School virtual classes are ‘Zoom bombed’

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – After incidents in which virtual classrooms used by Easthampton High School were infiltrated during the first week, Principal Bill Evans said the school and the district are taking steps to ensure the safety and privacy of students and staff....
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Easthampton Neighbors Inc. celebrates first anniversary

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – Easthampton Neighbors Inc. recently celebrated their first anniversary....
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Easthampton City Council considers moving voting locations

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – A public hearing took place during the city council’s meeting on Sept. 16 to discuss the consolidation of precincts for the Nov. 1 election....
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Never Enough Books closes its final chapter

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – Local bookstore Never Enough Books, located between Abandoned Building Brewery and INSA, is closing for good....
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Platterpus owner celebrates record store’s 38th anniversary

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – Dave Witthaus, the owner of Platterpus Records, recently celebrated the business’ 38th year. Witthaus has been in Easthampton for the past 28 years after moving his business from Westfield....
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Big Bear Used Books and Cafe set to open at Keystone Mill

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – Keystone Mill is welcoming its first cafe, Big Bear Used Books and Cafe, which is set to open no later than Oct 1....
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Project studies, preserves history of Easthampton’s barroom culture

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – The local watering hole has long been associated with the character and sense of community that embodied many American neighborhoods. If the walls of these establishments, many long gone, could talk, surely they would weave intricate tales about the people and relationships of the past...
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Manchester Hardware owner to retire, close iconic store

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – Even before Manchester Hardware had opened on Sept. 10, a line had formed outside the entrance....
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Mayor’s order permits use of parking spaces for outdoor dining in Easthampton

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – Donna Geis says she couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to add more outdoor dining for her restaurant, The Silver Spoon....
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Hearing on proposed East Street Dunkin’ continued to Sept. 22

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – The Planning Board’s continued discussion on a proposed Dunkin’ restaurant on East Street was postponed to allow the developer to review the city’s peer review of their traffic study....
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Williston Northampton outlines return-to-school protocols

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – Classes have begun at the Williston Northampton School and to ensure the safety of the students and community in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Williston has an extensive list of precautions....
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Easthampton Mayor, School Committee debate building closure extension

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – During the Easthampton School Committee’s meeting on Sept. 1, Mayor Nicole LaChapelle and Committee Member Marin Goldstein engaged in a debate over her recent order extending the closure of all buildings for the remainder of the year....
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Easthampton Savings Bank issues $135 million in PPP loans

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – Easthampton Savings Bank has been one of the local partners for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). President and CEO of BankESB Matthew Sosik said they have funded about 1,400 loans totaling roughly $135 million....
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Second Little Free Library comes to Easthampton on Sheldon Ave.

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – This past Christmas, Jenny Papageorge, gifted her husband, Sean Casey, a little library. This makes the second Little Free Library in Easthampton....
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Easthampton mayor extends closure of municipal buildings until year’s end

Chris Maza and Angelica J. Core
chrism@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – Municipal buildings in Easthampton will remain closed for the remainder of 2020....
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Easthampton will compete in high school athletics

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – Easthampton High School will participate in athletics this fall....
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Peacock’s Nest owner develops innovative mask

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – Although masks are an essential item, some people do have difficulties when it comes to wearing one. Lauren Grover, the owner of Peacock’s Nest Studio, has made a face mask that allows you to see a person’s mouth. These masks can be beneficial for teachers, the dea...
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Easthampton School Committee puts SRO waiver on hold

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – After voting to move forward with the process to remove school resource officers (SRO) from Easthampton Public Schools, the School Committee took a step back amidst confusion regarding the impact of their vote. The SRO is a position required in all districts by Massachu...
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