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Hampden Board of Selectmen hears dog complaint, continues talks on shared health services

Sarah Heinonen
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HAMPDEN – A 4-year-old German Shepherd named Nietzsche was the topic of a dangerous dog hearing at the Hampden Board of Selectmen meeting on June 7....
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Hampden reopens town hall

Sarah Heinonen
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HAMPDEN – Hampden town department heads gathered on the stairs of the Town House to celebrate its reopening to the public on June 1....
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Local police officer turns hobby and love for community into growing business

Miasha Lee

WILBRAHAM – Burnt Blue Line is a new local home-based company out of Wilbraham that began in April of 2020. ...
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Board of Selectmen consider shared health services, social media

Sarah Heinonen
sheinonen@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN – At the most recent Hampden Board of Selectmen meeting, officials reviewed a proposed inter-municipal agreement (IMA) to share health services with the towns of Monson, Wilbraham and Longmeadow, with the last acting as the lead community. ...
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Salon6 owner brings her own style to Wilbraham

Sarah Heinonen
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WILBRAHAM – Salon6 owner Rachel Newton is a Springfield resident who spent part of her childhood in Wilbraham....
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Schools embrace in-person graduations with safety in mind

Sarah Heinonen
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WILBRAHAM/EAST LONGMEADOW – What a difference a year makes....
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Summer school in jeopardy as HWRSD struggles to find teachers

Sarah Heinonen
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HAMPDEN/WILBRAHAM – Hampden Wilbraham Regional School District (HWRSD) Superintendent Albert Ganem began the May 20 meeting by recognizing the recent election wins of School Committee members Lisa Murray, William Bontempi and Michelle Boudreau. ...
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Hampden Selectboard discusses dispatch transition ‘bumps,’ lawsuit

Sarah Heinonen
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HAMPDEN – Dispatch Director Anthony Gentile updated the Hampden Board of Selectmen on the status of transitioning emergency dispatch to the Town of Wilbraham....
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Hampden election results

Sarah Heinonen
sheinonen@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN – Hampden Board of Selectmen member Mary Ellen Glover was unseated by Craig Rivest in a decisive 535 to 379 win....
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Rice Fruit Farm prepares for summer with events, expansion

Kayleigh Thomas

WILBRAHAM – Rice Fruit Farm is getting ready for the summer season by allowing for indoor and outdoor events, expansion and their enlarging homemade ice cream production. ...
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Wilbraham Farmers market reopens with new name, wider variety

Sarah Heinonen
sheinonen@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – Farmers markets are a staple of summer in New England and offer fresh produce from area farmers....
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Voters elect familiar faces and new names in Wilbraham town election

Sarah Heinonen
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WILBRAHAM – With three contested races drawing interest, a total of 1,475 of Wilbraham’s 11,000 voters cast ballots in the town election on May 15....
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Former teen enterprenuer sells homegrown landscaping business

Sarah Heinonen
sheinonen@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN – Most teens who find odd jobs to earn spending money don’t go on to manage a crew of employees and serve hundreds of clients, but that is exactly what Kate DeMarey of DeMarey Landscaping achieved....
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Local to take over Frame and Picture Shoppe

Sarah Heinonen
sheinonen@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – Kimberly Breil has made a career out of offering quality photo and art framing. ...
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Hampden questions budget, votes for garage expansion

HAMPDEN – The cafeteria at Thornton W. Burgess Middle School May 10 was standing room only as roughly 150 residents turned out to vote on 23 issues before the Annual Town Meeting....
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