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Wilbraham Select Board receives COVID update, approves transfer requests

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – Public Health Nurse Jill Consolino gave an update on the status of COVID-19 cases in town to the Wilbraham Select Board at its Oct. 19 meeting....
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HWRSD redesigns elementary hybrid learning to lower class sizes

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN/WILBRAHAM – Changes are underway in the way that remote students are taught at the elementary level in the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District (HWRSD)....
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Hampden Select Board reviews municipal transparency tool, discusses use of free cash

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN – The Hampden Select Board received an update and walk-through of the new municipal transparency tool from Cleargov at its Oct. 13 meeting. Anna Balcora demonstrated how the interactive website works and said of the site’s development, “things are progressing really well.”...
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Hampden Special Town Meeting postponed by positive coronavirus tests of town employees

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN – In a last minute change of plans, Hampden Town Moderator Richard Green released a letter to residents on Oct. 5, advising them that the Special Town Meeting scheduled for that evening had been postponed until Oct. 26....
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Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School Committee hears remedies to remote class size, live instruction issues

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN/WILBRAHAM – On Oct. 1, just two weeks into the hybrid learning model in the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District, the school committee was apprised of elementary school schedule and personnel changes aimed at reducing remote class sizes and increasing live instruction time....
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Soft reopening of Wilbraham municipal offices announced, contracts awarded

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – The Town of Wilbraham is moving forward in normalizing operations with a “soft opening” of the town hall on Oct. 5....
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Interskate 91 South provides a place to go to school remotely

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – Remote learning has become a part of life for many area students and their families, but it creates challenges when parents and caregivers must work during the school-day and supervise their children....
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Local athlete excelling at Under Armour All American lacrosse games

Dennis Hackett
dennis@thereminder.com

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
sarah@thereminder.com

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
sarah@thereminder.com

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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