Opinion

G. Michael Dobbs

News articles shouldn’t use unnamed sources

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

It’s an inside baseball week this week. I hope you won’t mind....
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Payton North

Community college: a quality education for a fraction of the price

Payton North
payton@thereminder.com

When I was a senior in high school my parents and I made the decision that for my first two years of college, I would be attending Holyoke Community College (HCC). ...
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Chris Maza

Memory of Sept. 11 is being manipulated in shameful way

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

Where were you and what were you doing when the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, occurred?...
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Local News

Project studies, preserves history of Easthampton’s barroom culture

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – The local watering hole has long been associated with the character and sense of community that embodied many American neighborhoods. If the walls of these establishments, many long gone, could talk, surely they would weave intricate tales about the people and relationships of the past

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Amelia Park Children’s Museum seeks support for reopening

Dennis Hackett
dennis@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – After closing back in March due to the pandemic, Amelia Park Children’s Museum is preparing to reopen this fall and requesting donations from the community.

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Westfield School Committee approves updated phase-in timeline

Dennis Hackett
dennis@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – The Westfield School Committee hosted a lengthy discussion about an updated timeline for the district’s phased in reopening plan and an update to fall sports at its Sept. 8 meeting.

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Hampton Ponds Market offers family-owned alternative

Dennis Hackett
dennis@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – After opening on July 27, Hampton Ponds Market has steadily grown its business in the months that followed.

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Agawam Fire Department honors those lost in 9/11

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

AGAWAM – Members of the Agawam Fire Department stood at attention along with Mayor Bill Sapelli and members of the clergy to somberly watch the United States flag be raised and then lowered to half staff in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives 19 years ago in the September 11

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Wilbraham homes and vehicles are target of break–ins

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – The Wilbraham Police Department (WPD) recently posted an advisory on their Facebook page regarding a string of breaking and enterings in town.

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Bethlehem Church pastor retires after 37 years of ministry

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN – For 37 years, Dr. Brian MacLeod has served as senior pastor of Bethlehem Church, counseling people, working with youth and engaging with the town. In October, he will retire and say goodbye to the community he has spent nearly four decades bringing together.

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East Longmeadow Town Council votes to join coalition to renovate Holyoke Soldier’s home

Dennis Hackett
dennis@thereminder.com

EAST LONGMEADOW – The East Longmeadow Town Council hosted a regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 8 for a continued public hearing over a liquor license transfer, and to join a coalition of communities in favor of reforming the Holyoke Soldier’s Home.

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Dining & Entertainment

What I’m Watching: A film I’m still trying to figure out

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

What I’m watching: a film I’m still trying to figure out.

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Dakin to host Barks and Brews at home

Danielle Eaton
daniellee@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – Each year hundreds of people gather with their pets at Fort Hill Brewery to support the Dakin Humane Society at their Barks and Brews event.

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