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Hampden Select Board considers three candidates for police chief

Sarah Heinonen
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HAMPDEN – The Hampden Select Board conducted interviews for the vacant police chief position at its Feb. 22 meeting....
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Hampden Select Board hears change to senior tax exemption, looks at EV charging station

Sarah Heinonen
sheinonen@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN – At the Hampden Select Board meeting on Feb. 16, Principal Assessor Kelly McCormick and Chair of the Board of Assessors Norman Charest requested that the Select Board add an article to the Annual Town Meeting warrant that would raise the income threshold for the senior tax exemption....
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Excel creates a safe space for physical therapy in Wilbraham

Miasha Lee

WILBRAHAM – Excel Therapy & Conditioning, located at 2826 Boston Rd., was created a decade ago by owner and operator Dr. Sara Hulseberg....
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Solar construction slows, but the towns continue to generate power

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM/HAMPDEN – Many towns have seen a boom of solar array installations over the past decade and Wilbraham and Hampden have been no different. However, that trend may be slowing down, at least for the foreseeable future....
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HWRSD goes over budget concerns, cohort changes

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN/WILBRAHAM – Reporting on the financial situation within the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District (HWRSD) at its meeting Feb. 4...
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9-year-old collects toys for frightened kids in emergencies

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN – A 9-year-old girl in Hampden is using a community project to help kids her own age and younger....
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Controversy over regionalization continues, despite contract

Sarah Heinonen
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HAMPDEN – Dispatch regionalization was again on the agenda at the Hampden Select Board’s Feb. 8 meeting. ...
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Hampden, Wilbraham sign agreements on joint vaccine clinic, regionalized dispatch

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN/WILBRAHAM – The Boards of Selectmen of Hampden and Wilbraham met remotely on Feb. 1 to sign an inter-municipal agreement regionalizing the dispatch service for the two towns....
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Roller rink owner feels COVID closure descriminates against business

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – At Interskate 91 South on Boston Road in Wilbraham, there’s no music playing overhead, no lights flashing on the surface of the floor – and worse – no paying customers gliding by on roller skates....
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HWRSD looks into strategic plan, creating device insurance program

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN/WILBRAHAM – At a Jan. 21 meeting, the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District brought in Jay Barry, Mac Reid and Steve Hemman from the Massachusetts Association of Regional Schools (MARS) to present a method for developing a Strategic Plan. ...
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Wilbraham Select Board hears update on vaccine rollout, votes to wait on senior center funding

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – Public Health Nurse Jill Consolino reported to the Wilbraham Board of Selectmen at its Jan. 25 meeting that while the numbers of COVID-19 cases are slowly trending downward, there were 89 active cases in Wilbraham....
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