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For Collins, the song remains the most important element

G. Michael Dobbs
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NORTHAMPTON – At a time when much of the entertainment industry is still adjusting to the challenges of the pandemic, musical legend Judy Collins has come out of this time with a new album, a podcast and a tour of live performances....
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Free Comic Book Day returns for 20th year

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS – After a year’s hiatus, Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is back on Aug. 14....
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Professional Bull Riders make their Western Massachusetts debut

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The MassMutual Center may seem to be an unlikely setting for a rodeo event, but the general manager of Professional Bull Riders (PBR) believes that based on other appearances in the Northeast, the Springfield area may be ready to embrace the sport....
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WooSox welcomes fans at full capacity in new stadium

Scott Greene

WORCESTER – This central Massachusetts city is called the “Heart of the Commonwealth.” Boston’s Triple-A team for the last 48 years called Pawtucket, RI home (1973-2020), and played in McCoy Stadium. ...
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Worlds Largest Pancake Breakfast returns Aug. 21

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The annual World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast will return to the city on Aug. 21 after missing a year....
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Local photographer’s professional journey subject of new exhibit

G. Michael Dobbs
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SPRINGFIELD – For photographer Chris Marion, his one-day photo exhibit is a way to share his career as a photographer....
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Trying out Springfield’s latest burger restaurant: Wahlburgers

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

It has a been a tradition for much of my time here to present stories about trips to local restaurants. The rule of thumb has been to keep it local and with no chains. The goal has always been to promote locally-owned businesses....
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Six Flags New England opens ‘Supergirl Sky Flyer’ ride

Dennis Hackett, Ryan Feyre and Peter Currier
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AGAWAM – After being put on hold because of COVID-19, Six Flags New England opened its brand-new ride, “Supergirl Sky Flyer” on June 11....
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