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Easthampton resident assistance needed in survey for OSRP

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – The city is updating its 2013 Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) and the Steering Committee is looking for help from the public by filling out a survey posted on the city’s website, it is open until Nov. 15....
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From the studio to the stadium, Easthampton native cheers way to victory

Lauren LeBel

EASTHAMPTON – Many of us in New England are still cheering for Tom Brady, now with Tampa Bay, but one Easthampton native is getting paid to do it....
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Local glassblowing company settles in at Easthampton's Keystone Mill

Lauren LeBel

EASTHAMPTON – From teaching class to making glass, after years of hard work and dedication, a local business owner is making his mark at Juggernaut Glass at the Keystone Mill. ...
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Easthampton Media seeks creative minds for Halloween Video Festival

Lauren LeBel

EASTHAMPTON – As some communities and cities cancel trick or treating, families may be looking for fun-filled ways to celebrate the Halloween season. Easthampton Media, the public access station for Easthampton and Southampton, is hosting its first Halloween Video Festival....
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Easthampton City Council seeks to fill vacancy following Lynch’s resignation

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – As of Sept. 25, the city council has a vacant seat after William Lynch resigned after serving just under two years....
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Easthampton community invited to honor ancestors through ofrenda

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – Attack Bear Press, founded in 2016 by playwright Jason Montgomery and poet Alexandra Woolner, is hosting their second annual community ofrenda where all are welcome to come together to honor their ancestors. The event will run from Oct. 31 through Nov. 2....
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Easthampton City Council approves consolidation of polling locations

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – At the Oct. 14 meeting, the city council voted to move all voting precincts to Easthampton High School on 70 Williston Ave. There will be no voting at White Brook Middle School on Nov. 3. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m....
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Easthampton’s city hall parking lot transformed into entertainment venue

Lauren LeBel

EASTHAMPTON – After social distancing for several months, people are in desperate need of an escape. With the combined help from city officials and local artists, this escape has been found....
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Easthampton to participate in prescription drug take-back day

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – A prescription drug take-back event will take place at the Public Safety Complex fire bays, located at 32 Payson Ave., on Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m....
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Carey sets his sights on second term as state representative

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – State Rep. Daniel Carey is approaching the end of his first term in office and said he is focused on being re-elected in November to continue to work hard for the people of the Second Hampshire District....
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Still no decision on proposed development on Easthampton's Loudville Road

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – The Planning Board continued the discussion on the Wildflower Condominiums during the Oct. 6 meeting and again no vote was made....
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Easthampton police join restorative justice program

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – The Easthampton Police Department is one of six police departments to join Communities for Restorative Justice (C4RJ), a program that diverts adults out of the criminal justice system. ...
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Easthampton resident restores old sewing machines for mask making

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – Resident Lonnie Chu has been making masks and restoring old sewing machines for those who wish to make masks or other Personal protective equipment (PPE)....
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Easthampton schools to enter ‘remote plus’ learning model

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – Easthampton Public Schools will welcome a limited number of students back to classrooms this month....
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Easthampton's library to remain closed in spite of relaxed regulations

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – Despite Baker's recent guidelines, town buildings remain closed in the city of Easthampton until Jan. 1, 2021, per order of Mayor Nicole LaChapelle. Director of the Emily Williston Memorial Library Nora Blake said the library would also remain closed. ...
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Easthampton receives MVP Action Grant for Cherry Street

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – The city has received a $175,957 Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Action Grant to support the Green Infrastructure Planning and Resiliency Design for the Cherry Street project....
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Liberty Cannabis opens Easthampton location

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – Liberty Cannabis, a division of Holistic Industries, opened the doors to its new Easthampton location on Oct 2. The retail store located at 155 Northampton St. is officially open to serve both medical patients and recreational customers....
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Easthampton nonprofit is packing with a purpose

Lauren LeBel

EASTHAMPTON – Local students, teachers, administrators, and parents are getting a new lesson on how to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic....
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Easthampton City Council approves CRC appointments, committee now full

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – On Sept. 16, the city council voted to elect residents Myra Oyedemi and Gabriela Stevenson to join the Community Relations Committee (CRC). A Springfield native, Oyedemi recently moved to Easthampton from South Africa where she lived for seven years. Since Oyedem...
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Big E’s Supermarket launches online shopping service

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – Big E’s grocery store is now offering online ordering services. The store has already started to accept orders but they will officially begin on Oct 5. Customers have the option to choose store pick-up or delivery through DoorDash. ...
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Temporary bike lane opens on Williston Avenue in Easthampton

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – On Sept. 20, the temporary bike lane on Williston Avenue was completed as part of the Shared Streets and Spacing Project. The three-part project plan is to increase the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists....
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Easthampton housing development hearing continued again

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – The debate regarding the Wildflower Condominiums project was reignited at a planning board public hearing on Sept. 14....
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Easthampton offers opportunity for licensing fee discounts

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – The city of Easthampton recently announced it would offer a discount on licensing renewal fees to help local businesses cope with the economic impacts of COVID-19....
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Abandoned Building releases seasonal beer for fall

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – Abandoned Building Brewery recently released its Hoppy Valley IPA, their seasonal beer. They only brew one batch of it a year, so owner and Head Brewer Matthew Tarlecki predicts this one will last until mid-Octotober....
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Officials take action after Easthampton High School virtual classes are ‘Zoom bombed’

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – After incidents in which virtual classrooms used by Easthampton High School were infiltrated during the first week, Principal Bill Evans said the school and the district are taking steps to ensure the safety and privacy of students and staff....
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Easthampton Neighbors Inc. celebrates first anniversary

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – Easthampton Neighbors Inc. recently celebrated their first anniversary....
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Easthampton City Council considers moving voting locations

Angelica J. Core
angelica@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON – A public hearing took place during the city council’s meeting on Sept. 16 to discuss the consolidation of precincts for the Nov. 1 election....
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