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West Springfield, Way Finders partner for affordable housing

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – West Springfield is trying to make homes as affordable as possible for residents who need help financially....
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New state senator meets with West Springfield School Committee

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Adam Gomez joined the West Springfield School Committee during a Feb. 23 meeting to discuss the future of schools in the city....
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Sapelli, Reichelt offer updates at WRC’s Mayoral Luncheon

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Mayor William Sapelli and Mayor William Reichelt provided updates for their respective cities during the West of the River Chamber of Commerce’s Mayoral Luncheon at Storrowton Tavern in West Springfield. ...
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West Springfield Partnership for Education seeks donations

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – After a year without raffles, the West Springfield Partnership for Education (WSPE) is seeking donations from the community for a calendar fundraiser during this school year....
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West Springfield Town Council debates digital billboard proposal for Route 5

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – A Billboard Overlay District may be implemented in the retail section of Riverdale Street, and on the industrial land near the Holyoke city line....
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Storrowton Village reopens museum tours

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Storrowton Village Museum has officially announced that museum tours are open to the public under limited operation. ...
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Community Outlook 2021: WRC guiding owners through new way of doing business

What a year! As this wild and turbulent year draws to a close, we look back on how COVID-19 has sent the global economy into the worst slump in a century and focus on what to expect beyond lockdowns, the virus and the vaccine in 2021....
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Community Outlook 2021: West Springfield Mayor William Reichelt

To say that 2020 was a challenging year for any municipality would be an understatement. The challenges and obstacles that municipalities faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic were unlike any other we have ever experienced. ...
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Big E begins planning for 4H events

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The Big E and the New England 4-H community have begun planning for upcoming programs and events for the 2021 season. ...
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Camossi named West Springfield’s new chief of operations

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – After 10 years of service within the city, Carly Camossi has been named the chief of operations for West Springfield. ...
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West Springfield City Council OK’s mayor’s declaration on racism in split vote

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – By a narrow 4-3 margin, the West Springfield City Council supported Mayor William Reichelt’s executive order that declares racism a public health crisis. ...
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West Springfield fire chief: Staffing changes won’t impact department’s readiness

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The West Springfield Fire Department (WSFD) has reduced their minimum staffing per shift from 16 to 15 members, effective Jan. 31. ...
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Irish Cultural Center’s lantern walk offers winter wonderland

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – With this winter being tougher than most, a lantern trail walk at the Irish Cultural Center (ICC) became a light in the darkness. ...
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West Side's Powers joins local leaders in opposing internet data caps

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Data caps have become a controversial topic in the Pioneer Valley over the course of the past few weeks and city councilors in Holyoke, Springfield, and West Springfield teamed up to oppose Comcast’s initial decision to impose a new policy that would charge residents extra....
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Reichelt delivers economic relief package proposal to council

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The city of West Springfield is taking necessary efforts to provide economic relief to residents and businesses during the pandemic. ...
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First Congregational Church welcomes Washington as pastor

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Chontell Washington has been named the new pastor for First Congregational United Church of Christ in West Springfield....
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Hurley appointed chief advancement officer of ICC

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Longmeadow resident Laura Hurley has been appointed to serve as chief advancement officer for the Irish Cultural Center (ICC) of Western New England. ...
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Senior centers assist with vaccine registrations

Debbie Gardner
debbieg@thereminder.com

AGAWAM/WEST SPRINGFIELD – The Eastfield Mall mass vaccination site opened for appointments on Jan. 27, but navigating the online procedure to secure one of the original 10,000 slots proved more than many members of the Phase 2 eligible cohort – elders 75 years of age and older – could manage....
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West Springfield students return to classrooms on Feb. 8

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – West Springfield Public Schools will officially reopen classrooms on Feb. 8....
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Virtual tutoring continues in West Side

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Students and families in West Springfield will continue to have access to free virtual tutoring over the next few months. From Jan. 10 to April 12 the school district is hosting “Homework + Chromebook” after-school help for K-12 students who want assis...
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Big E's Cassidy elected chairman of International Association of Fairs and Expositions

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Eugene Cassidy, president and CEO of the Eastern States Exposition, was elected chairman of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) early last December....
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Majestic Theater unveils 2021 reopening plan

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – After months of perpetual hardship, the Majestic Theater has officially disclosed a reopening plan for 2021....
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West Side mayor declares racism a public health crisis

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Mayor William Reichelt announced racism as a health crisis that must be addressed in government departments and the community at large....
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Dickson promoted to deputy chief of West Springfield Fire Department

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Michael Dickson, a longtime firefighter, has been sworn in as the new deputy chief for the West Springfield Fire Department (WSFD). ...
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West Springfield schools offer dinners for families in need

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Timothy Connor, superintendent of West Springfield Public Schools, provided updates on the district’s food security and distribution plan for families and students during a recent School Committee meeting....
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Group opposes use of elephants at The Big E

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Western Massachusetts Animal Rights Advocates (WMARA) participated in the “International Candlelight Vigil 4 Elephants” on Jan. 16....
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Reichelt proposes new humps to quell problem speeding in West Springfield

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Residents of West Springfield have cited speeding in residential neighborhoods as a major problem throughout the city....
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West Side first responders receive vaccinations early

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – As of Jan. 10, all first responders in West Springfield had received the COVID-19 vaccine. ...
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Woodworking show to go virtual

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The annual Woodworking Shows (TWWS), which are usually held at the Big-E in the middle of January, will not be in-person until at least March 2021. ...
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Federal stimulus package hopes to aid local small businesses

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

AGAWAM/WEST SPRINGFIELD – The $900 billion stimulus package that President Trump signed in late December hopes to accommodate the needs of many Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic....
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West Springfield High School adjustment counselor discusses mental health crisis

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The transition to remote learning has taken a toll on the mental health of parents and students, according to West Springfield High School Adjustment Counselor Kelli Quigley. ...
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