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Opinion

G. Michael Dobbs

I’m mad as hell and I can’t take it anymore

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

I spend too much of my day being angry, which is not good for a fat old man....
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Payton North

The new normal has changed things - some perhaps for the better

Payton North
payton@thereminder.com

Over the last few months, we’ve all been doing our best to stay home and stop the spread of COVID-19. On May 18, Gov. Charlie Baker announced his reopening plan, discussed the phased approach, and as the weeks have passed, he has provided more clarity on which businesses are allowed to reopen....
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Local News

Report on Soldiers Home leads to reforms

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

BOSTON – A series of poor decisions by inexperienced and unqualified leaders led to the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak earlier this year that resulted in 76 deaths of veterans at the Holyoke Soldiers Home.

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Easthampton, Westhampton reach ambulance agreement

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON/WESTHAMPTON – The city of Easthampton will provide ambulance service to the town of Westhampton through an agreement that was recently negotiated by the two municipalities.

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HWRSD adopts anti-racism resolution, discusses return to school and budget

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN/WILBRAHAM – At the beginning of the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District meeting on June 30, School Committee Chair Patrick Kiernan announced that member Heather Zanetti had resigned effective immediately. No further details were provided.

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Select Board moves forward with reopening town buildings

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN – The first order of business at the Hampden Board of Selectmen meeting on June 29 was to reconfigure the board after the recent town election.

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Dining & Entertainment

The Best Damn Takeout: El Comalito

Dennis Hackett
Dennis@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON - With our new edition of The Reminder finally hitting Easthampton, what better way to bring it in than with our first Best Damn Takeout for the area, starting with El Comalito, a Mexican, Salvadoran hybrid restaurant.

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Southwick Civic Fund to host drive-in movies at the Wick 338

Dennis Hackett
dennis@thereminder.com

SOUTHWICK – In order to raise funds for its annual fireworks show, the Southwick Civic Fund will set up a mobile drive-in movie theater at the Wick 338 starting on July 24 for eight different showings between the summer and fall after receiving approval from the Southwick Select Board on June 23.

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