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Grant allows Westfield Food Pantry to purchase food truck

Dennis Hackett
dhackett@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – On Feb. 19, the Westfield Food Pantry announced that it received a $126,100 grant from the Massachusetts Food Security Infrastructure Grant program to purchase a food truck to bring food to more residents in need....
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Westfield High receiver opts for post-grad year at East Coast Prep

Dennis Hackett
dhackett@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – After plans to play Division 1 football at Valparaiso University in Indiana fell through, Westfield High School senior and Bombers wide receiver Will Brewster will be playing a postgraduate season at East Coast Prep in Great Barrington....
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Westfield Planning Board hosts public hearing on marijuana facility

Dennis Hackett
dhackett@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – At the Westfield Planning Board’s Feb. 16 meeting, the board opened a public hearing for a special permit for RC Retail for a proposed marijuana facility on Union Street before approving a change in ownership at Golf Acres....
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Westfield City Council approves land purchase for new middle school

Dennis Hackett
dhackett@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – At the Westfield City Council’s Feb. 18 meeting, the council approved the purchase of two parcels of land for the new middle school and discussed bringing the Water Department in for a meeting to provide an update on polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) levels in the city....
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Community Outlook 2021: Baystate Noble to keep health care local

Dennis Hackett
dhackett@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – After joining the Baystate Health network, Baystate Noble Hospital is focusing on in-house expansions and access to better care for chronic illnesses locally....
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Community Outlook 2021: Waffle bakery coming soon to Westfield

Dennis Hackett
dennis@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – After the Westfield Planning Board approved a special permit for a home bakery at its Feb. 2 meeting, the owners of Wickedly Wild Waffles are preparing to open for business once their 20-day appeal period ends....
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Community Outlook 2021: Westfield hopes Franklin Avenue school design will be approved this spring

Hope Tremblay
hope@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WESTFIELD – The renovation plans for Franklin Avenue Elementary School continue to move forward, with the expectation that a design will receive the thumbs-up this spring from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA)....
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Community Outlook 2021: Westfield Mayor Don Humason

It was just over one year ago, on the day of my swearing in as the new mayor for the city of Westfield, that I declared our city was open for business and would welcome both new and existing companies into our community. ...
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