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Dakin Humane Society celebrates milestone in pet health

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – Sadie didn’t know what to make of the fuss surrounding her, but the beagle from Chicopee had the distinction of being the 100,000th patient at Dakin Humane Society’s Community Spay/Neuter Clinic....
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Springfield native offers support to small businesses during pandemic

Carolyn Noel
cnoel@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – Darrell Byers was born and raised in Springfield. He attended Classical High School and continued his education at schools in both Worcester and Boston....
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Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference to be hosted virtually

Carolyn Noel
cnoel@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The 15th annual Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference will begin on April 13....
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MassDEP revokes permit for controversial biomass plant

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – A long and contenious fight between enviromental advocates and the developers of a Springfield-based biomass plant may be over....
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WNE students host protest in support of in-person graduation

Lauren LeBel

SPRINGFIELD – Flocks of students dressed in red scattered throughout Western New England University’s (WNE) common holding vibrant signs and playing commencement music in the afternoon on March 29 to speak out in the hopes of having an in-person commencement....
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Italian Cultural Center to host online Italian classes

Carolyn Noel
cnoel@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – After a year stuck at home, the Italian Cultural Center (ICC) is bringing a piece of Italy to Western Massachusetts....
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Just B awarded $25K to help with COVID-19 losses

Carolyn Noel
cnoel@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – Fashion Nova and Meg Thee Stallion are two names readers might not associate with Western Massachusetts....
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Proposed job bill could fund Western Mass. projects

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – A key member of Congress believes the American Jobs Plan, proposed by President Joseph Biden, will not only address long-standing infrastructure issues, but create millions of jobs to help stabilize the nation from the economic downturn due to the pandemic....
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Community Foundation of Western Mass. awards grant money to local organizations

Carolyn Noel
cnoel@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD/CHICOPEE – The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts has awarded over $800,000 in grants to 18 nonprofit organizations in the region. ...
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Report: casinos are not generating more crime

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – During the period leading up to the state referendum to legalize casino gaming in the commonwealth, critics of it predicted an upswing in criminal activities. ...
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