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Chicopee community celebrates National Night Out

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – First responder organizations and waves of community members celebrated National Night Out at Sarah Jane Park on Aug. 1....
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Chicopee Chamber of Commerce embracing new leadership

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – After guiding Chicopee businesses through coronavirus pandemic challenges, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Julie Copoulos is stepping down from her role....
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Chicopee City Council approves new police equipment, expansion of sergeants

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Under the leadership of newly-appointed Police Chief Patrick Major, the Chicopee Police Department continues to set a path towards growth after operating throughout the coronavirus pandemic without a full complement of officers....
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Dormant Chicopee Library space receiving revitalization

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The old Chicopee Library space on 31 Springfield St. remained dormant over the last decade in Chicopee Center. The city is now moving forward with a plan to transform the space into a business incubator....
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Shriners see positive impact with Collegian Court purchase

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The closing of Collegian Court on June 17 marked the end of one of Chicopee Center’s beloved dinning and banquet centers. For Melha Shriners, the 89 Park St. location represents a new beginning after purchasing the property for their Western Mass. headquarters....
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Chicopee School Committee seeks traffic study for Litwin Elementary

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Following numerous speeding complaints, School Committee members are taking action in addressing safety issues surrounding the Litwin Elementary School neighborhood....
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Timeline set for council’s final Pilot travel center vote

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The Utility Subcommittee of the City Council hosted an informational session about the Pilot Travel Center on Jul 25. Going forward, the controversial topic will appear in one more subcommittee before a final City Council vote....
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Phase Two of renovations underway for Chicopee City Hall

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Constructed in 1870, City Hall stands as a relic of Chicopee’s history. Planning Director Lee Pouliot shared that the city is continuing renovations to modernize the aging facility....
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Fruit Fair continues efforts against food insecurity

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – With 86 years of history to its name, the Fruit Fair grocery store remains a community staple focused on decreasing rising food insecurity trends....
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Chicopee prepares for National Night Out celebrations

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Celebrated as an annual community-building event, National Night Out will be returning to Sarah Jane Sherman Park on Aug 1. The event runs from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and concludes with a flashlight walk at 8:30 p.m....
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Mayor Vieau announces superintendent search process

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The Chicopee School Department is gearing up to embrace a full-time superintendent by the end of the 2022-2023 school year. ...
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Chicopee DPW announces slate of summer projects

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Mayor John Vieau and Department of Public Works (DPW) Superintendent Elizabette Batista announced a slate of summer projects across the city and its roadways....
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City Council discusses group homes’ presence in Chicopee

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – In the wake of constituent complaints, the City Council discussed the implementation of group homes across the city during its July 5 meeting....
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Chicopee Planning Board approves controversial Pilot site plan

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – After lengthy discussion, the Chicopee Planning Board approved the definitive site plans for a Pilot travel center on Burnett Road during their July 14 meeting....
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Tennis Association of New England expanding to Chicopee

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The U.S. Tennis Association of New England is expanding their adult recreational league to Chicopee this summer....
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Chicopee Farmers’ Market opens for a new summer season

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The Chicopee Farmers’ Market debuted on July 6 ahead of their busy summer schedule. ...
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Collegian Court and Bernie’s Dining Depot closed services

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Two famed restaurant staples, The Collegian Court and Bernie’s Dinning Depot, closed their doors permanently in June after becoming household names in Chicopee....
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Chicopee City Council appoints building commissioner, registrar of voters

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – The City Council accepted the appointments of Frank Boron as building commissioner and Barbara Galindo as registrar of voters during their July 5 meeting....
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