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Lesser sees House action on East-West rail as ‘positive’

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

WESTERN MASS. – The state senator who has led the effort to establish East-West passenger rail believes the now $300 million in a bond bill is “a down payment to keep the momentum on the project.”...
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House passes bill to name Rt. 20 the Medal of Honor Highway

Dennis Hackett
dhackett@thereminder.com

WESTERN MASS. – Following a movement in several states to rename U.S. Route 20 the “Medal of Honor Highway” the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a bill on June 6 to bring that change to Massachusetts as well....
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Technology and staff provide school safety, superintendents say

Sarah Heinonen
sheinonen@thereminder.com

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – With school shootings once again in the forefront of people’s minds due to the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Reminder Publishing reached out to local superintendents to discuss school safety precautions....
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Community comes together at Jack’s Walk in hope, support

Hannah Murphy
hmurphy@thereminder.com

HOLYOKE – The Jack Jonah Foundation saw a strong turnout for Jack’s Walk again this year, remembering a West Springfield teen lost to an accidental overdose in 2019, and raising awareness about opioid addiction....
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White Lion Brewing to open second location in Amherst

Chris Maza
cmaza@thereminder.com

WESTERN MASS. – In his first stint in Amherst, Marcus Camby was a key part of a team that refused to lose. ...
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Congressman McGovern: Putin is guilty of war crimes

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

Congressman James McGovern thought he was going to Poland to discuss the war in Ukraine with Polish officials on May 2....
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Holyoke, Westfield sites featured in series of historical mystery novels

Mike Lydick
mlydick@thereminder.com

WILLIAMSBURG — For many people, history can be boring. One local author appears to have found an enticing way to blend history with the excitement and suspense of a good mystery in a series of novels set in Western Massachusetts in the World War I era....
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Free Comic Book Day returns to local comic shops on May 7

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – Free Comic Book Day returns on May 7 to two area shops where free comic books, the chance to meet artists and writers and to support good causes will be featured....
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Baker announcement about east-west rail deemed ‘historic’

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – One more step has been made toward the establishment of a new east-west passenger rail line....
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