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HWRSD examines new transfer procedure, welcomes new SROs

Sarah Heinonen
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HAMPDEN/WILBRAHAM – A new form and procedure for accepting school transfers was reviewed by the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional (HWRSD) School Committee on Dec. 1, after receiving approval from the district’s legal counsel....
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Hampden Board of Selectmen elects to stay with single tax rate

Bill Zito

HAMPDEN – The Board of Selectmen voted on four tax rate options available to the town of Hampden....
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Capital projects to cost Hampden millions, despite grants and ARPA

Sarah Heinonen
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HAMPDEN – Hampden Town Administrator Bob Markel reviewed projects the town is pursuing or that are in various stages of completion. He explained to the Board of Selectmen that the projects were funded from one of three sources – federal funding, grants or town funding....
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HWRSD cites $11 million in capital projects with a focus of safety

Sarah Heinonen
sheinonen@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN/WILBRAHAM – Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District (HWRSD) has identified nearly $11 million in capital needs for fiscal year 2024 (FY24), said Assistant Superintendent for Finance, Operations and Human Resources Aaron Osborne....
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Hampden home kitchen business harnesses resident’s love of baking

Sarah Heinonen
sheinonen@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN – In a small house on a quiet road in Hampden, Debra Brown has made a business out of baking, where she says, “The secret ingredient is always love.”...
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Songbirds Children’s Choir gearing up for holiday concert

Carolyn Noel

WILBRAHAM/HAMPDEN- The Songbirds Children’s Choir is gearing up to host their first holiday concert since the coronavirus pandemic. Weekly rehearsals for the group have officially started at the Wilbraham Council on Aging and the concert is set to take place at the Bethlehem Church in Hampden....
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Dog hearings and open space considered by Hampden Board of Selectmen

Sarah Heinonen
sheinonen@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN – Animal Control Officer Shelley Sears came before the Hampden Board of Selectmen about a dog issue for the second time in two weeks....
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Dog issue continues, emergency management plan crafted by Hampden selectmen

Sarah Heinonen
sheinonen@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN – Three months after a hearing regarding a dog that had escaped its fenced-in yard, the owners were once again in front of the Hampden Board of Selectmen on Nov. 7....
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