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Munich Haus bartender honored with award

Tyler Garnet
tgarnet@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE — Munich Haus bartender Jill Wilkins was nominated for 2024 People’s Choice Howdy Award....
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Chicopee City Council discusses banning plastic bags

Tyler Garnet
tgarnet@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE — During the City Council meeting on April 2, members discussed a motion that would get rid of plastic check-out bags including all plastic carryout bags provided by a store to a customer at the point of sale....
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Chicopee schools share preliminary FY25 budget

Tyler Garnet
tgarnet@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE — The Chicopee Public Schools Finance and Budget subcommittee met on March 27 to discuss the preliminary fiscal year 2025 budget....
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Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen gets ready for two events

Tyler Garnet
tgarnet@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE — On Friday, April 26, Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen and Pantry is hosting its sixth annual quarter auction at the Elks Club, 431 Granby Rd. The doors open at 6 p.m., with the auction beginning at 7 p.m....
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World Autism Day celebrated by Sunshine Village in Chicopee

Tyler Garnet
tgarnet@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE — World Autism Day was recognized on April 2 as Sunshine Village hosted an interactive experience for the community to check out at City Hall....
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Chicopee City Council approves funds for city improvements

Tyler Garnet
tgarnet@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE — During the City Council meeting on March 19, the council approved three mayor’s orders that will help with overall city improvements....
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Chicopee raises Polish flag to celebrate St. Joseph’s Day

Tyler Garnet
tgarnet@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE — On March 19, the Chicopee community gathered to celebrate and recognize St. Joesph’s Day with a Polish flag raising event....
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Chicopee School Committee approves areas of focus for SOA

Tyler Garnet
tgarnet@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE — At the School Committee meeting on March 20, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Accountability Jennifer Bellville present new focus areas for Chicopee schools in their updated Student Opportunity Act plan....
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Chicopee parade float wins prize despite colleen controversy

Tyler Garnet
tgarnet@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE — Holyoke’s annual St. Patrick’s Parade was an eventful one for Chicopee St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee. ...
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Crossroads fiber continues installing faster internet to Chicopee

Tyler Garnet
tgarnet@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE — Ever since it was announced in 2019, Chicopee Electric Light has been rolling out its high-speed, demand-driven, municipal broadband solution....
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Chicopee Planning Board approves potential new wine bar on Grove Avenue

Tyler Garnet
tgarnet@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE — The Planning Board approved a zone change from Residential B to Business A for approximately 51,800 square feet to allow for a first floor restaurant with residential uses on the upper floors at 22 Grove Ave. and 0 Grove St....
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Phase 2 of Chicopee City Hall renovation receives grant

Tyler Garnet
tgarnet@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE — Phase 2 of the City Hall renovation project may be starting soon with the discussion of one scope item that is part of the City Hall Phase 2 renovations project....
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Chicopee families compete in cook-off

Tina Lesniak

CHICOPEE — On March 28, Chicopee Public Schools families will gather at the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts to cook a family recipe and have it sampled and judged for possible inclusion in the schools’ lunches....
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Westcomm breaks ground on new dispatch center in Chicopee

Tyler Garnet
tgarnet@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE — Elected officials, first responders and more gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony of a new regional emergency communications center to be built at the old Salter College site at 645 Shawninigan Dr....
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Chicopee Student Advisory Council continues work on seal of community service

Tyler Garnet
tgarnet@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE — Chicopee students Duwayne Barker and Maria Fareti from the Student Advisory Council met with the School Committee at its March 6 meeting to give an update on an initiative to start a Chicopee Seal of Community Service....
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Musician putting on benefit to give back to veterans

Tyler Garnet
tgarnet@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE — Otan Vargas, Trailer Trash and Black Cadillac will be performing at View Street Tavern, 92 View St., on Friday, March 22 at 8 p.m. to help raise money for the local veterans....
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McKinstry Farms in Chicopee to host giant Easter Eggstravaganza event

Tyler Garnet
tgarnet@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE — With Easter coming up, families will have the chance to hunt for eggs, meet the easter bunny, pet farm animals and more at McKinstry Farms on Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m....
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Imperio Brazil Grocery brings its cultural roots to Chicopee

Tyler Garnet
tgarnet@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE — Imperio Brazil Grocery was welcomed to Chicopee with a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 5 at its 128 Exchange St. location....
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Chicopee's Harmony House seeks volunteers to reopen at new location

Tina Lesniak

CHICOPEE — As Harmony House, a space for those in need of hospice care who may not have the family or financial means to care for them, looks to reopen this spring in a new location, it needs a large group of volunteers for a wide range of positions to make the place run smoothly....
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Chicopee’s Battle of the Badges returns for eighth year

Tyler Garnet
tgarnet@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE — The Chicopee Police and Fire departments will lace up their skates to compete in the eighth annual Battle of the Badges charity hockey game....
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Chicopee celebrates Irish community, culture with flag raising

Tyler Garnet
tgarnet@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE — In a celebration of Irish heritage and culture, the city hosted an Irish flag raising ceremony on March 8....
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