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Easthampton receives MassDOT grant funding for pedestrian, bike safety projects

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – The city of Easthampton announced on July 30 that it had received a $160,000 grant to fund projects aimed at increasing pedestrian and bicycle accessibility and safety....
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Szczygiel honored to be among 2020 Commonwealth Heroines

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – Annette Szczygiel, a 40-year city resident, was honored as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2020 class of Commonwealth Heroines....
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Sun Bath Quilt Tour brings color to Easthampton on Aug. 8

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – Local artist Audrey Hyvonen is hosting a Sun Bath Quilt Tour on Aug. 8 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m....
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Easthampton district, union agree full-time return to school ill-conceived

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – While details on how education will continue for the 2020-21 school year remain unclear, Easthampton Public Schools and the Easthampton Education Association (EEA) agree on one important topic: full-time in-person learning just won’t work....
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Board, residents raise questions about proposed Dunkin’

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – The Planning Board heard a proposal and lengthy feedback from members and residents regarding plans for a new Dunkin’ restaurant at the corner of East Street and Route 5 on July 21....
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SSBG program to award grants to local small, micro businesses

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – The Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce received 36 applications for the Greater Easthampton Sustaining Small Business Grant (SSBG) Program....
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Insa offers in-store experience via internet

Dennis Hackett
dennis@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – After a soft launch on July 9, the cannabis retailer Insa, which has locations in Easthampton, Springfield and Salem, officially began offering online consultation services on July 13....
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City working on zoning amendment to help small businesses

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – During a recent Virtual Town Hall meeting hosted by Easthampton Mayor Nicole LaChapelle, City Planner Jeffrey Bagg introduced that the city was working on a zoning amendment to make the process for small businesses to settle in the city’s downtown area a little easier....
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Easthampton appoints Norris as new fire chief

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – The city of Easthampton appointed Christopher Norris as its new fire chief during a recent City Council meeting conducted via Zoom. The vote of the full council to approve his nomination was unanimous at 9-0....
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Mayor responds to A Knee Is Not Enough’s demands

Angelica Core
Angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – Mayor Nicole LaChapelle released an initial response to 01027: A Knee is Not Enough (AKINE), addressing their mission and demands....
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City receives $1 million in CARES Act funding

Angelica Core
Angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – The city of Easthampton received $1 million in CARES Act funding....
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New Markets Tax Credit program fuels construction of River Valley Co-op

Angelica Core
Angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – River Valley Co-op expects to complete the construction of their new Easthampton grocery store in the spring of 2021 and open the doors by July 1, 2021....
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Breweries taking careful approach to welcoming back guests

Chris Maza
Chrism@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – As the city and the Commonwealth continue the gradual process of reopening after months of closures and restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, Easthampton’s breweries are again shifting their business models....
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