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Hilltown small business grant applications being accepted

Amy Porter
amyporter@thewestfieldnews.com

HILLTOWNS – The Hilltown Community Development Corporation is establishing a Micro-Enterprise Relief Program to help businesses that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and is now accepting applications. ...
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Gateway Regional School District’s $16 million budget passes

Amy Porter
amyporter@thewestfieldnews.com

HILLTOWNS – The Gateway Regional School District fiscal year 2021 budget was approved in the annual meetings of five of its six member towns, with Russell’s meeting scheduled for July 6. ...
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No conflicts at Blandford Town Meeting; all warrant items passed

Amy Porter
amyporter@thewestfieldnews.com

BLANDFORD – All warrants passed unanimously at the Annual Town Meeting on June 21. Town Administrator Joshua Garcia said that the Finance Committee had worked hard to present the budget, and each topic had already been discussed in public meetings....
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‘Slow but steady’ turnout rejects Mass Pike exit question

Amy Porter
amyporter@thewestfieldnews.com

BLANDFORD – A total of 145 residents, or 16 percent of the town’s registered voters, weighed in on a non-binding referendum about whether they favored construction of a new exit on the Massachusetts Turnpike in the town of Blandford, at the June 27 municipal election....
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