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ESE provides location for distribution of products to local Cabot farmers

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – At farm stands and small on-site stores, farmers sell a fair amount of products that they help to produce. ...
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Resident starts cottage bakery to sell homemade bagels

Danielle Eaton
daniellee@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Janet Blake, a jewelry designer and graphic designer living in West Springfield, is a self-proclaimed bagel lover. ...
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Experienced Longmeadow administrator now helms curriculum in West Side

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD/LONGMEADOW – West Springfield Public Schools (WSPS) has a new director of curriculum, instruction and assessment, one that comes with significant experience....
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West Springfield Town Council rehashes Soldiers’ Home resolution, cellular tower placement

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The West Springfield Town Council met Sept. 8 to rehash a resolution regarding the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home and the installation of a cellular tower....
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High school senior finds way to support Holyoke children

Danielle Eaton
daniellee@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD/HOLYOKE – Kaydn McDonough lives and attends school in West Springfield, but has a special place in her heart for the city of Holyoke....
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Mayors update businesses at the annual WRC Mayoral Breakfast

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD/AGAWAM – The West of the River Chamber of Commerce (WRC)’s Mayoral Breakfast was conducted virtually this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic....
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Virtual event to raise money for food–insecure children

Danielle Eaton
daniellee@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – For the past two years Mary and Fred Kadushin, co-chairs of Feed the Kids Golf Tournament, have hosted a golf tournament at the Springfield Country Club in West Springfield to raise money and ensure no child in the Pioneer Valley, or the country, goes hungry. ...
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District approves in-person learning for high needs students

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – On Aug. 25, the West Springfield School Committee approved Superintendent Tim Connor’s plan for the return to school of high–needs students, for whom, Connor said “remote learning doesn’t necessarily work as well.” ...
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Council reconsiders language in resolution on Soldiers’ Home

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The West Springfield Town Council attempted to pass a resolution at its Aug. 17 meeting that condemned the state’s handling of healthcare at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home and demands more is done to care for veterans....
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West Springfield School Committee votes to return to school remotely

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – On Aug. 10, the West Springfield School Committee voted unanimously to adopt a “phased-in” plan for resuming school in the fall. The plan will begin as remote learning and allow for several reassessment points throughout the school year....
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Power restored, cleanup underway after Tropical Storm Isaias

Danielle Eaton
daniellee@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Tropical storm Isaias swept through the region on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 4. With the storm brought wind gusts that toppled trees and telephone poles which caused damage to buildings, roads and even homes. ...
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West Springfield School district embarks on three-year Cultural Competence Initiative

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The West Springfield Public Schools have embarked on a three-year project to examine and root out bias in the district and address it when found....
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Fire department awarded over $40k in grant for thermal imaging cameras

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – On July 31, it was announced that the Town of West Springfield would receive $40,909 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program for the purchase of five thermal imaging cameras....
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West Springfield Superintendent presents options for reopening school

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Superintendent Tim Connor presented the options to reopen schools to the West Springfield School Committee at its meeting on July 28....
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