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HWRSD adopts anti-racism resolution, discusses return to school and budget

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN/WILBRAHAM – At the beginning of the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District meeting on June 30, School Committee Chair Patrick Kiernan announced that member Heather Zanetti had resigned effective immediately. No further details were provided....
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Select Board moves forward with reopening town buildings

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN – The first order of business at the Hampden Board of Selectmen meeting on June 29 was to reconfigure the board after the recent town election....
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Flynn wins Hampden election

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN - The Hampden town election looked a little different on June 22 than it has in years past, with plexiglass dividers, booths being cleaned between users and a regimented, streamlined process for moving through the auditorium of the Town Hall....
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Pandemic causes more staffing concerns for HWRSD

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN/WILBRAHAM – Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District Superintendent Albert Ganem reported at the June 18 meeting that both Hampden and Wilbraham had passed their respective town budgets, which included the tax assessment to fund the school district. ...
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Residents of color share their stories of racism in Wilbraham

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM About 150 people, mostly residents of Wilbraham, turned out on the lawn of the Wilbraham United Church on June 17. They were there to listen to their neighbors tell stories from their lives about the hurt and lasting effects of being treated differently because they are people of color....
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Senior Center location debated at Annual Town Meeting

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – Wilbraham conducted its Annual Town Meeting on June 15. While the meeting was in the auditorium at Minnechaug Regional High School, as usual, precautions had been put in place in light of the COVID-19 pandemic....
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Wilbraham annual town meeting warrant preview

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – The Town of Wilbraham will conduct its Annual Town Meeting on June 15 at 7 p.m. in the Minnechaug Regional High School auditorium and cafeteria....
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HWRSD discusses student engagement and plans to return in the fall

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN/WILBRAHAM – Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District (HWRSD) Superintendent Al Ganem told the school committee that the district’s schools vary in the levels of student engagement in remote learning....
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Minnechaug seniors let the good times roll

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – Natalie Scott, Shelby Pace, Lilly Hakala, Savannah Russell and Samantha Devine pose atop the vehicles that carried them alongside their fellow Minnechaug Regional High School seniors in a parade through Hampden and Wilbraham. ...
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Board considers new entrance to Rice’s Nature Preserve, beach to open June 13

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – Steve Lawson of the Minnechaug Land Trust has a solution to the traffic woes of homeowners on Highmoor Drive....
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