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Baker celebrates one year of sweet success

Sarah Heinonen
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WILBRAHAM – Intricate designs and delicate handwriting are pleasing to the eye, but even more pleasing when they can be eaten....
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Select board considers ambulance service options, administrator search firms

Sarah Heinonen
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HAMPDEN – Officials from Hadley spoke with their counterparts in Hampden at the Feb. 18 select board meeting. Hadley Town Administrator David Nixon and Selectwoman Molly Keegan had been invited to share their experience with Action EMS, an ambulance service with which Hampden is......
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Strengthened solar bylaw will protect long–term interests of Hampden

Sarah Heinonen
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HAMPDEN – In recent years, Hampden has had its share of controversy surrounding large-scale ground-mounted solar arrays, otherwise known as solar farms. ...
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Hampden officials review proposed town department budgets

Sarah Heinonen
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HAMPDEN – The heads of several town departments discussed their budget proposals with the Hampden Board of Selectmen and the Hampden Advisory Board on Feb. 10....
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School Committee discusses budget concerns, paraprofessionals

Sarah Heinonen
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HAMPDEN/WILBRAHAM – “Budgetarily, we’re not looking very good.” That was the news Bill Bontempi delivered to his fellow Hampden Wilbraham Regional School Committee members at a meeting on Feb. 6....
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Anti-vaping event brings families and experts together

Sarah Heinonen
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HAMPDEN/WILBRAHAM – Parents and their middle school–aged kids sat eating and talking together at the long cafeteria lunch tables at Wilbraham Middle School (WMS). ...
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Proposed FY21 budget reviewed at select board meeting

Sarah Heinonen
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WILBRAHAM – Wilbraham Town Administrator Nick Brault and Assistant Town Administrator for Budget and Finance Thomas Sullivan presented the proposed town budget for the Fiscal Year 2021 at the Select Board meeting on Feb. 3....
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Select board reviews septic issues, dumpster regulations

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN – At the Hampden Select Board meeting on Jan. 27, Lori McCool of the board of health gave an update on a situation in which wastewater from the septic system at the mini-mall on the corner of East Longmeadow Road and Allen Street “broke out” on Jan. 18....
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Lesser secures funding for Hampden Senior Center study

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN – State Sen. Eric Lesser, with support from state Rep. Brian Ashe, secured a $15k earmark to fund Hampden’s Senior Center Feasibility Study....
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