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Glen Gary Christmas Tree Farm opens with new restrictions

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

AGAWAM – Glen Gary Christmas Tree Farm, located on 539 Shoemaker Lane, will officially be open to the public for the 2020 season on Nov. 27. ...
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Appointment age for Agawam special police officers extended to 70

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

AGAWAM – At its meeting on Nov. 16, the Agawam City Council voted to allow special police officers to be appointed up to the age of 70, rather than 65. ...
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Agawam clubs join forces for Holiday Used Toy Exchange

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

AGAWAM – The Agawam Zero Waste Club, Agawam Rotary Club, Agawam High School National Honors Society, and the Agawam High School SAVE Club have partnered to collect toys for the fifth annual Holiday Used Toy Exchange. ...
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Agawam Public Library to host digital escape rooms for youth

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

AGAWAM – From Nov. 23 to 27, the Agawam Public Library will be featuring Digital Escape Rooms created by them and other libraries....
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Agawam School Committee reorganizes COVID-19 response plans

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

AGAWAM – At its Nov. 5 meeting, the Agawam School Committee unanimously agreed to update the language for their COVID-19 response plan....
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Berkshire Bank branch in Feeding Hills to close in January

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

AGAWAM – Berkshire Bank recently announced that the last day of operations for its Feeding Hills branch will officially be Jan. 29, 2021. ...
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Agawam City Council votes against accessory apartment bylaw

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

AGAWAM – In a regular meeting on Nov. 4, the Agawam City Council voted against the updated version of the accessory apartment bylaw. ...
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Boldyga earns another term with convincing victory

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

WESTERN MASS. – In the Nov. 3 general election, Republican state Rep. Nick Boldyga defeated Democratic candidate Kerri O’Connor for the 3rd Hampden District seat in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. ...
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Agawam Cultural Council continues to host Applause Series

Ryan Feyre
RFeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

AGAWAM – Even with COVID-19’s grasp on modern society, the Agawam Cultural Council (ACC) has developed what it believes to be a formidable process for their Applause Series over the course of the coming months....
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Former Agawam resident to host local craft fair

Danielle Eaton
daniellee@thereminder.com

AGAWAM – A former Agawam resident is working to bring together crafters and entrepreneurs for a small vendor fair that will allow residents to do holiday shopping despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. ...
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Wreaths Across America preparing for December wreath laying

Ryan Feyre
RFeyre@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

AGAWAM – Agawam’s branch for Wreaths Across America is asking people to sponsor wreaths for fallen soldiers who are buried at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery....
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Heritage Woods to host drive through haunted house

Ryan Feyre

AGAWAM – Heritage Woods Senior Living will host a free spooky drive-through on Oct. 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. at 462 Main St....
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Accessory apartment bylaw to go before Agawam City Council

Ryan Feyre

AGAWAM – An updated version of the Accessory Apartment Bylaw ordinance, which would allow Agawam residents to build accessory housing in the area for the city’s aging population, will be presented in front of the Agawam City Council in a Nov. 4 public hearing. ...
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School committee discusses return to in-person learning

Danielle Eaton
daniellee@thereminder.com

AGAWAM– The Agawam School Committee met for a regular scheduled meeting on Oct. 13 where they discussed some students returning to full in-person learning. ...
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Agawam City Council passes resolution asking Baker to support Soliders’ Home funding

Danielle Eaton
daniellee@thereminder.com

AGAWAM – The Agawam City Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Oct. 5 where a number of topics were discussed including support for increased funding for the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home. ...
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Cooper’s hosts clothing drive to benefit Dress for Success

Danielle Eaton
daniellee@thereminder.com

AGAWAM – A business in Agawam recently hosted a clothing drive where they asked their customers to donate their gently used professional clothing to help a local nonprofit....
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Agawam awarded $200,000 grant for stormwater master plan

Danielle Eaton
daniellee@thereminder.com

­­­AGAWAM – The Baker Administration recently distributed a new round of Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program (MVP) Action Grants to communities across the commonwealth, including to the town of Agawam. ...
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Group spreading kindness in Agawam with painted rocks

Danielle Eaton
daniellee@thereminder.com

­­­AGAWAM – An Agawam resident is working to bring joy to residents in a small way: by painting rocks and hiding them in the community to be found. ...
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Agawam installs network of electric vehicle charging stations

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

AGAWAM – Agawam is moving forward in its mission to become a greener community. The town recently partnered with Eversource to install seven dual-port electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at town-owned properties....
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Resident giving away masks to West Springfield, Agawam school employees

Danielle Eaton
daniellee@thereminder.com

AGAWAM/WEST SPRINGFIELD – An Agawam resident is working to give back to educators and school employees in both Agawam and West Springfield. ...
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