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Budget overview given to West Springfield Town Council

Danielle Eaton
daniellee@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The West Springfield Town Council hosted a meeting on May 18, where the town’s upcoming budget was a significant topic of discussion....
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CVS opens drive through COVID-19 testing site on Riverdale St.

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

BOSTON/WEST SPRINGFIELD – As part of an expanded coronavirus testing plan for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker announced on May 14 the establishment of additional drive-through testing sites, including one in West Springfield....
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School committee passes resolution requesting more funding

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The West Springfield School Committee met on May 12 to approve a resolution asking the federal government to provide “increased Federal support and stimulus funding for public K through 12 education.”...
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Boys and Girls Club finds way to host Flutes & Flavors fundraiser

Danielle Eaton
daniellee@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The West Springfield Boys and Girls Club has found a unique way to host one of the annual fundraisers amid the coronavirus pandemic. ...
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Police Sgt. explains controlled detonations of old ammunition

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD/WESTFIELD – Residents of West Springfield and Westfield heard explosions on the night of May 5....
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West Springfield finds unique way to honor class of 2020 amid pandemic

Danielle Eaton
DanielleE@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The West Springfield School District has come up with a way to celebrate those graduating in 2020, after the remainder of the school year was canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic....
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Donut Dip selling donut decorating kits

Danielle Eaton
DanielleE@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD - A local, beloved donut store is now providing a way for families to get their donut fix and stay occupied while stuck at home....
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Mike’s Auto Shop organizes emergency food drive for Parish Cupboard

Danielle Eaton
DanielleE@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – A local automotive repair shop is asking the community to give back to a food pantry that serves both West Springfield and Agawam....
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West Springfield joins in asking state legislature to allow mail-in voting

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – West Springfield Mayor William Reichelt, along with 21 other mayors from across the state, signed a letter to Massachusetts Senate President Karen Spilka and Speaker of the State House Robert DeLeo advocating for the adoption of mail-in voting in light of the COVID-19 pandemic....
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Mayor requests delay in budget process, warns of deep cuts

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The West Springfield Town Council approved a request by Mayor William Reichelt and Town Accountant/Chief Financial Officer Sharon Wilcox on April 23 to extend the deadline for submission of the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) budget to May 15....
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Urgent care company dedicates office to rapid coronavirus testing

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – With two locations in Western Massachusetts, urgent care company American Family Care (AFC) has dedicated weekdays at its 18 Union St., West Springfield office to testing for the coronavirus....
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West Springfield mother, daughter organize Easter egg hunt

Danielle Eaton
DanielleE@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – While current circumstances prevented the annual town-wide Easter egg hunt, a mother and daughter pair from West Springfield hosted their own version to bring joy in an uncertain time....
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West Side takes next steps to improve safety on Route 20

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – On March 25, West Springfield Mayor Will Reichelt requested the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) take the next step toward implementing safety recommendations for the Route 20 corridor....
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Peter Pan delivers lunch to coronavirus test site workers

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – On April 17, a big green Peter Pan bus pulled up outside the Massachusetts Building on the Eastern States Exposition (ESE) fairgrounds....
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Connor appointed as permanent superintendent, budget passed

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The West Springfield School Committee voted to suspend the superintendent search point superintendent Tim Connor to the permanent post at its meeting on April 7....
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Coronavirus testing site for first responders set up at Big E

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Until recently, firefighters and police who had been exposed to COVID-19 had to travel to Foxborough to be tested for the novel coronavirus. ...
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Towing company ensuring community birthdays still being celebrated

Danielle Eaton
daniellee@thereminder.com

AGAWAM/WEST SPRINGFIELD – A local towing company is working to ensure that despite difficult times and being unable to have a party, children in the community still get to celebrate their birthdays....
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West Side council approves hazard mitigation plan, establishes Bear Hole committee

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The West Springfield Town Council approved an updated hazard mitigation plan on March 23 that had been spearheaded by Town Planner Allyson Manuel and Fire Chief William Flaherty....
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