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Communities consider ban on trick or treating due to pandemic

G. Michael Dobbs and Miasha Lee
news@thereminder.com

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – Another victim of the pandemic is trick or treating, at least in the city of Springfield....
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Dakin to host Barks and Brews at home

Danielle Eaton
daniellee@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – Each year hundreds of people gather with their pets at Fort Hill Brewery to support the Dakin Humane Society at their Barks and Brews event. ...
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Hunger Action Month is time to help the Food Bank in its mission

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

September is Hunger Action Month across the country and locally the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is undertaking activities to address the growing problem of food insecurity....
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Census response rates trend higher in local towns

Miasha Lee

WESTERN MASS. – This year, households across the United States completed the 2020 Census – however some local towns are doing better with their responses than others. Longmeadow, East Longmeadow, Hampden and Wilbraham all have unusually high response rates for their censuses in comparison to......
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Strong turnouts for State Primary in spite of pandemic

The Reminder Publishing News Staff
chrism@thereminder.com

WESTERN MASS. – The coronavirus pandemic has changed the atmosphere surrounding voting but it did not get in the way of people casting their votes. Quite the contrary, in fact, according to local clerks....
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MIAA approves plan for high school sports, ADs react

The Reminder Publishing News Staff
chrism@thereminder.com

WESTERN MASS. – The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association’s (MIAA) Board of Directors approved a plan submitted by the organization’s COVID-19 Task Force that will allow high school athletics to resume this fall....
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Candidates discuss problems facing the 9th Hampden District

Danielle Eaton
DanielleE@thereminder.com

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – Three candidates for the 9th Hampden District seat took turns answering questions about disparities in the district on Aug. 20....
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State senate candidates discuss Hampden District challenges

Danielle Eaton
DanielleE@thereminder.com

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – Incumbent candidate for the Hampden District Sen. James Welch and challenger Adam Gomez Sr. discussed food insecurity and other issues facing the district during a question and answer forum on Aug. 19....
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Baker releases color-coded system for COVID risk at-a-glance

The Reminder Publishing News Staff
news@thereminder.com

WESTERN MASS. – In the ongoing fight to keep the rates of COVID-19 low in Massachusetts, the Baker-Polito Administration has created a color-coded system to quickly and easily assess the risk of COVID-19 transmission in a given city or town....
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Westfield, Southwick residents taking advantage of mail-in voting option

Dennis Hackett
dennis@thereminder.com

WESTERN MASS. – Ahead of the Sept. 1 Primary Election, residents in Westfield and Southwick are taking advantage of early voting by mail....
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Galvin encourages residents to fill out U.S. Census

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

You may have a census taker at your door within the next 10 weeks in Springfield and Chicopee if you have not yet filled out the U.S. Census online or mailed back the information....
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Morse accused of inappropriate relationships with students while teaching

Danielle Eaton
DanielleE@thereminder.com

AMHERST – Congressional candidate and Mayor of Holyoke Alex Morse was accused of abusing his power to engage in relationships with students while teaching a political science course at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst....
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Three candidates vying for 3rd Hampden County seat

Danielle Eaton
daniellee@thereminder.com

WESTERN MASS. – Three candidates will vie for votes to be elected to move forward in the race for the 3rd Hampden District seat during Massachusetts’ primary election on Sept.1....
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Democrats in the 9th Hampden seek your vote

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

Three Democratic candidates are running to replace Jose Tosado for the position of state representative for the 9th Hampden District, which includes wards in Springfield and Chicopee....
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Partnership with VA would help Soldiers’ Home, says Barabani

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

Last week, Former Holyoke Soldiers Home Superintendent Paul Barabani told the members of the Subcommittee on Health of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Veterans’ Affairs the problems at the Holyoke Soldiers Home could be addressed by deepening the relationship....
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Democrats in the 9th Hampden seek your vote

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

Three Democratic candidates are running to replace Jose Tosado for the position of state representative for the 9th Hampden District, which includes wards in Springfield and Chicopee....
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