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Community organizations face declining membership

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – There is no shortage of groups for people interested in connecting with their community but for organizations such as the Rotary International and the Lions Club, there is a shortage of new members....
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Former Mass. Governor announces presidential campaign

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – The announcement on Nov. 14 that former Gov. Deval Patrick is running for president surprised many political observers, especially after announcements last year that Patrick would not be seeking the Democratic nomination. ...
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Proposed bill would outlaw use of wild animals for entertainment

Danielle Eaton
DanielleE@thereminder.com

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – Just over a month after the death of the beloved elephant Beulah, who was present at the Big E for many years, a bill that would ban the use of certain animals for entertainment purposes has been proposed. ...
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Lesser: Legislature is considering New Jersey’s sports betting law

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – New Jersey appears to be benefitting from its sports betting, which is perhaps a lesson for other states considering it, such as Massachusetts....
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Legislators strongly debate the death penalty bill

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – Area legislators expressed a variety of reactions to a proposed law that would institute the death penalty in the Commonwealth for people who murder police officers....
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