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Probate race features experienced choices

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN COUNTY – With many of the local political contests settled last month with the primary election, of the most prominent because it is for the entire county to decide, is the register of probate....
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Legislators call for Western Mass. representation on SJC

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

WESTERN MASS. – With two seats on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in need of filling, area legislators sent a letter to Gov. Charlie Baker asking him to keep Western Massachusetts candidates in mind....
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Towns see spike in mail-in ballots, prepare for early voting

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WESTERN MASS – This presidential election will be like none other, in large part due to challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many voters are choosing to request mail-in ballots to avoid the potential crowds at polling places this Nov. 3....
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Tapestry Health hosting online Narcan trainings

Danielle Eaton
daniellee@thereminder.com

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – For quite some time, Tapestry health has provided training for agencies, organizations and community members about how to use the life-saving drug, Narcan....
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Communities consider ban on trick or treating due to pandemic

G. Michael Dobbs and Miasha Lee
news@thereminder.com

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – Another victim of the pandemic is trick or treating, at least in the city of Springfield....
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Dakin to host Barks and Brews at home

Danielle Eaton
daniellee@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – Each year hundreds of people gather with their pets at Fort Hill Brewery to support the Dakin Humane Society at their Barks and Brews event. ...
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Hunger Action Month is time to help the Food Bank in its mission

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

September is Hunger Action Month across the country and locally the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is undertaking activities to address the growing problem of food insecurity....
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Census response rates trend higher in local towns

Miasha Lee

WESTERN MASS. – This year, households across the United States completed the 2020 Census – however some local towns are doing better with their responses than others. Longmeadow, East Longmeadow, Hampden and Wilbraham all have unusually high response rates for their censuses in comparison to......
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Strong turnouts for State Primary in spite of pandemic

The Reminder Publishing News Staff
chrism@thereminder.com

WESTERN MASS. – The coronavirus pandemic has changed the atmosphere surrounding voting but it did not get in the way of people casting their votes. Quite the contrary, in fact, according to local clerks....
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MIAA approves plan for high school sports, ADs react

The Reminder Publishing News Staff
chrism@thereminder.com

WESTERN MASS. – The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association’s (MIAA) Board of Directors approved a plan submitted by the organization’s COVID-19 Task Force that will allow high school athletics to resume this fall....
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Candidates discuss problems facing the 9th Hampden District

Danielle Eaton
DanielleE@thereminder.com

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – Three candidates for the 9th Hampden District seat took turns answering questions about disparities in the district on Aug. 20....
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State senate candidates discuss Hampden District challenges

Danielle Eaton
DanielleE@thereminder.com

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – Incumbent candidate for the Hampden District Sen. James Welch and challenger Adam Gomez Sr. discussed food insecurity and other issues facing the district during a question and answer forum on Aug. 19....
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