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Local athlete excelling at Under Armour All American lacrosse games

Dennis Hackett
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WILBRAHAM/WESTFIELD – Karsten Nyarady, a Westfield resident and current senior at Wilbraham Monson Academy (WMA), participated in the Under Armour All-American lacrosse games in Indiana back in August and is set to compete in the semifinals in October....
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Hampden Selectmen talk building survey, fire department safety and town administrator

Sarah Heinonen
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HAMPDEN – The Board of Selectmen was approached by resident Rick Green regarding the establishment of a committee to assess structural integrity of and repairs to the town buildings. ...
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HWRSD celebrates successes and acknowledges concerns

Sarah Heinonen
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HAMPDEN/WILBRAHAM – Six days after the opening of schools in the Hampden–Wilbraham Regional School District, Superintendent Albert Ganem told the School Committee he wanted to celebrate successes and acknowledge concerns....
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Hampden prepares warrant for Special Town Meeting

Sarah Heinonen
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HAMPDEN – The Town of Hampden will be conducting its Special Town Meeting on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at Thornton W. Burgess School. ...
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Bethlehem Church pastor retires after 37 years of ministry

Sarah Heinonen
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HAMPDEN – For 37 years, Dr. Brian MacLeod has served as senior pastor of Bethlehem Church, counseling people, working with youth and engaging with the town. In October, he will retire and say goodbye to the community he has spent nearly four decades bringing together....
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Wilbraham homes and vehicles are target of break–ins

Sarah Heinonen
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WILBRAHAM – The Wilbraham Police Department (WPD) recently posted an advisory on their Facebook page regarding a string of breaking and enterings in town....
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HWRSD presents a day in the life of remote learning

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN/WILBRAHAM – Sample schedules were explored at the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District meeting on Sept. 3 to give parents a more concrete understanding of what a day of remote learning would look like....
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Hiking, nature abounds in towns’ backyard

Sarah Heinonen
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WILBRAHAM/HAMPDEN – One of the benefits to living in Hampden and Wilbraham is the hidden pockets of nature that lie within the towns. ...
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Jimmy Fund Walkers determined to raise money despite pandemic

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – It may look different this year, but despite social distancing, thousands of people will hit the pavement on Oct. 4 to raise money for cancer in the annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai....
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HWRSD receives $93,500 grant for social-emotional program

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN/WILBRAHAM – Development of a comprehensive social-emotional program has been underway in the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District (HWRSD), but now, with the help of a $93,500 grant, the district can put their plans into action....
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WMA pulls out all the stops for a safe return to campus

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – Wilbraham Monson Academy’s (WMA) Head of School Brian Easler wants families to know that the school experience may be different this year, but they have made it as safe as possible....
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School district announces mask policy, finalizes reopening details

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN/WILBRAHAM – The Hampden–Wilbraham Regional School Committee reviewed several new policies at its Aug. 20 meeting, including one that governs face coverings in schools....
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