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Superintendent presents budget requests, students display T.E.A.C.H. method

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – At a public hearing at the March 10 West Springfield School Committee meeting, Interim Superintendent Tim Connor presented the district’s requests for the Fiscal Year 2021 budget....
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Hockey game pits PD vs. FD to benefit local family

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST?SPRINGFIELD – West Springfield’s Finest will face off against its Bravest in the Battle of the Badges, a hockey game to benefit a local family in their time of need....
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Boys and Girls Club to host annual Flutes and Flavors fundraiser

Danielle Eaton
DanielleE@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The West Springfield Boys and Girls Club will host their annual Flutes and Flavors fundraiser event on March 27 to help fund programs they put on throughout the year....
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Town council votes down Bear Hole conservation restriction

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – After weeks of discussion, study sessions and dozens of residents weighing in, the West Springfield City Council voted on March 4 against signing a preliminary conservation restriction (CR) for Bear Hole. ...
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Town Council seeks information ahead of vote on Bear Hole conservation restriction

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The West Springfield Town Council conducted a study session on Feb. 26 to consider appraisal issues regarding the Bear Hole conservation restriction (CR) proposed by MassAudubon and the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)....
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Council debates conservation restriction on Bear Hole

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – “Everyone agrees. I want [Bear Hole] protected – I disagree with this process,” Daniel O’Brien told his fellow town councilors and the large group of residents that had convened in the West Springfield Town Hall on Feb. 18....
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Future of White Hut uncertain after owners close restaurant doors

Danielle Eaton
DanielleE@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – White Hut has been a staple in West Springfield for nearly 100 years, but on the night of Feb. 7, the restaurant closed its doors for good....
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Athlete takes home first win for high school, sets records

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – On the Wednesday morning of February vacation, while many high school students were sleeping in, West Springfield High School (WSHS) senior Hannah Amsden was in the gym training....
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Interim superintendent named for West Springfield

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – With the exit of Superintendent Michael Richard, the West Springfield School Committee unanimously selected Curriculum Director Tim Connor to become the interim superintendent, effective Feb. 24....
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Residents, officials discuss future of Bear Hole Reservoir

Danielle Eaton
DanielleE@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The Town of West Springfield informed residents of some improvements that they hope will take place in the area of the Bear Hole Reservoir....
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School committee receives progress report from Tatham

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Tatham Elementary School Principal Kate Morneau brought more than a dozen of her students to the West Springfield School Committee meeting on Feb. 11 to present their work and give an update on what the school has accomplished so far this school year....
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West Springfield works behind–the–scenes to create a new Coburn School

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The West Springfield Public School district will see various projects take place throughout 2020, but the largest and most complex, by far, is the one that will bring the new Coburn Elementary School to fruition....
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Garden flag shop keeps inventory fresh and business growing

Hope E. Tremblay
hope@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Wendy Diamond, owner of Flag Fables, has found the key to retail success with the perfect combination of online and brick-and-mortar sales....
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Town council freezes sewer rates, hears about recycling contamination

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The West Springfield Town Council voted at its meeting on Feb. 3 to indefinitely suspend the 30 percent sewer fee increase that had been scheduled for July 1....
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Coburn progress detailed at school committee meeting

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The work being done at Coburn School was on display at the West Springfield School Committee meeting on Jan. 28....
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