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Wilbraham resident awarded AD of the Year

Sarah Heinonen
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WILBRAHAM – Craig Poisson, athletic director of Springfield College, is passionate that Division III schools are just as likely to attract star athletes as Division I and II schools....
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Budget will reduce HWRSD's full-time workforce by 15

Sarah Heinonen
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HAMPDEN/WILBRAHAM– The Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School Committee approved the fiscal year 2021 (FY21) budget on March 26, with a vote of 6-1 to fund the district, however, the schools will lose 15 full-time employees....
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HWRSD offers free meals to students during school closure

Sarah Heinonen
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HAMPDEN/WILBRAHAM – Many families rely on schools to offer breakfast and lunch during the school year. During the state-wide mandated closure of schools prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District (HWRSD) is making sure those families can still rely on them....
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Mt. View opens for first season under new ownership

Sarah Heinonen
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HAMPDEN – With the current economic climate, in which many people are facing financial hardship and eateries have been ordered to close their dining rooms due to the COVID-19 pandemic, now may seem like an inopportune time to open a restaurant....
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Hampden declares state of emergency, orders select employees to stay home

Sarah Heinonen
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HAMPDEN – The Hampden Select Board called an emergency meeting on March 18 to declare a state of emergency. Interim Town Administrator Bob Markel recommended the action to allow the town to take advantage of funds to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic....
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Town of Wilbraham declares state of emergency

Sarah Heinonen
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WILBRAHAM – The town of Wilbraham has declared a state of emergency at the urging of Fire Chief Michael Andrews, who leads the town’s emergency management team. ...
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Hampden Emergency management team closes town buildings in the face of outbreak

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN – Hampden convened a meeting of its emergency management team on March 13 to decide on a course of action in response to the ongoing COVID–19 pandemic....
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Select board signs contract for trash hauling, discusses regional dispatch

Sarah Heinonen
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HAMPDEN – The Hampden Select Board put to bed the issue of waste hauling at its meeting on March 2....
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Middle school roof passes at town meeting, Bunnell announces departure

Sarah Heinonen
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WILBRAHAM – About 60 residents gathered in the auditorium of Minnechaug Regional High School on March 9 for the Wilbraham Special Town Meeting. There were only two articles on the warrant, but each of them required big-ticket expenditures, requiring a two-thirds majority vote....
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Wilbraham & Monson Academy lowers tuition while expanding facilities

Sarah Heinonen
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WILBRAHAM – Wilbraham & Monson Academy (WMA) is reducing one hurdle to private education by lowering its tuition. ...
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HWRSD, select boards discuss budget shortfall with state legislators

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN/WILBRAHAM – The Hampden–Wilbraham Regional School District (HWRSD) were joined by select board and advisory board members from Hampden and Wilbraham, as well as state lawmakers Sen. Eric Lesser, Rep. Brian Ashe and Rep. Angelo Puppolo for a budget roundtable on March 2....
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