Opinion

G. Michael Dobbs

Why I’m exhausted by this year’s election season

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

Usually this is one of favorite times of the year. ...
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Payton North

Clothing choices don’t discredit womens’ success

Payton North
payton@thereminder.com

Last week I was scrolling on my Twitter feed toward the end of the day, catching up on the day’s news and my favorite accounts when I saw a Tweet that struck me....
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Chris Maza

Believe it or not, social distancing has been my silver lining during COVID-19

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

One of the things I have heard over and over again during the current pandemic and accompanying social distancing guidance and restrictions is how much people are looking forward to “getting back to normal.” I can say that I am not among them....
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Local News

Westfield YMCA, Boys and Girls Club to offer remote learning centers

Dennis Hackett
dennis@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – With the Westfield Public School District beginning phase 2 of its reopening plan on Oct. 19, they teamed up with the Greater Westfield Boys and Girls Club and the Westfield YMCA to offer remote learning centers for students in grades K-8.

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Micro-enterprise Relief Program grants still available for Hilltown businesses

Amy Porter
amyporter@thewestfieldnews.com

HILLTOWNS – Small businesses that have been adversely affected by COVID-19 closures in Blandford, Chester, Huntington, Middlefield and Montgomery may apply for grants of up to $10,000 through the Micro-enterprise Relief Program (MRP) of the Hilltown Community Development Corp.

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Longmeadow faith community partners for a worthy cause

Miasha Lee

LONGMEADOW/SPRINGFIELD – St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and Temple Beth-El in Springfield are partnering again for the Longmeadow Loves' Donation Fall Drive. Throughout the month of October, they are collecting diapers, wipes and feminine products to benefit people in need.

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Chicopee unveils new City Hall weathervane

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Mayor John Vieau and other officials gathered outside of City Hall on Oct. 6 to see the replica of the original raised to the top of the City Hall tower for installation.

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Norcross House urges East Longmeadow residents to pre-order for wreath sale

Payton North
payton@thereminder.com

EAST LONGMEADOW – Each year, East Longmeadow’s Norcross House hosts their Wreath and Craft fair with proceeds going toward supporting the Norcross House.

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Dining & Entertainment

What I’m watching: a series of kid-friendly Halloween films

Payton North
payton@thereminder.com

It’s officially – as the kids say – spooky season.

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