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Green rankings don’t tell whole story, say municipal utilities

Amy Porter
amyporter@thewestfieldnews.com

WESTERN MASS. – Municipal light plant (MLP) managers in Chester, Russell and Westfield say recent scorecard rankings from the Massachusetts Climate Action Network don’t tell the whole story....
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Regional public health nurse plan will be ready next month

Peter Currier
peter@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com

SOUTHWICK – The Select Board last week accepted a state Department of Public Health grant for $179,630 to fund a public health nursing staff to be shared between Southwick, Blandford, Granville, Montgomery, Russell and Tolland. ...
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‘Hobo to Go’ dinner is back on track at railway museum

Amy Porter
amyporter@thewestfieldnews.com

CHESTER – Although the annual Hobo Dinner has been a popular event at the Chester Railway Station and Museum for at least 10 years, the dinner had to be cancelled in 2019 due to COVID-19. Last year, the Chester Foundation decided they would make it a Hobo Dinner to Go, serving the traditional menu, ...
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ARPA spending may focus on broadband for 17 homes

Amy Porter
amyporter@thewestfieldnews.com

HUNTINGTON — The Select Board surveyed town officials, and received about $740,000 in suggestions on how to spend Huntington’s aid payment from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)....
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Fishing, health fair, trunk-or-treat planned next weekend

Amy Porter
amyporter@thewestfieldnews.com

HUNTINGTON — A wide range of activities for all ages are planned for next Saturday in Huntington. ...
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COA gets grants for Memory Café, senior outreach staff

Amy Porter
amyporter@thewestfieldnews.com

HUNTINGTON — The Huntington Council on Aging has received three grants from Highland Valley Elder Services to support the creation of a Memory Cafe in Stanton Hall, and an outreach worker to assist elders who are aging in place....
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