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Trombly takes the reins as Hampden’s new police chief

Sarah Heinonen
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HAMPDEN – Law enforcement officials from around the area, including Sherriff Nick Cocchi and members of the East Longmeadow and Wilbraham Police Departments, turned out to congratulate Hampden’s new police chief, Scott Trombly, at his swearing-in ceremony on March 31....
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HWRSD committee candidates introduce themselves to voters

Sarah Heinonen
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HAMPDEN/WILBRAHAM – This election season, Wilbraham voters will fill two seats on the Hampden Wilbraham Regional School Committee....
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Hampden center to bloom with arrival of Rosewood

Judy Weaver Gonyeau

HAMPDEN – The void left by the closing of It's All About Me (IAAM) in Hampden will be filled by Jillian Knapp’s shop Rosewood at the corner of Somers Road and East Longmeadow Road....
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Wilbraham Select Board approves open space and recreation plan update

Sarah Heinonen
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WILBRAHAM – Joe Calabrese of the Wilbraham Open Space and Recreation Committee presented the Select Board with the town’s updated Open Space Plan....
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Hampden Senior Center launches shoe drive for building expansion

Miasha Lee

HAMPDEN – The Hampden Senior Center is hosting a shoe drive fundraiser to raise funds for their building expansion from April 1 through May 31....
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Small-town grocery has a history of delivering quality to locals

Sarah Heinonen
sheinonen@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN – The Village Food Mart, at 43 Somers Rd., has been a staple of life in Hampden for nearly 75 years, albeit under different names....
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Select Board reviews changes to municipal pay scale, budget

Sarah Heinonen
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HAMPDEN – On March 22, Mary Aicardi of the Collins Institute, a consulting firm, presented the Select Board with a report on the classification and compensation study it recently completed for town employees. The study was paid for by a state community compact grant. ...
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Lesser answers Hampden Select Board’s questions

Sarah Heinonen
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HAMPDEN – State Sen. Eric Lesser updated the Hampden Select Board at its meeting on March 15 about the budget, the Hampden County Regional Retirement Board (HCRB) scandal and the move towards regionalization of services....
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HWRSD hosts annual budget roundtable with state lawmakers

Sarah Heinonen
sheinonen@thereminder.com

HAMPDEN/WILBRAHAM– On March 11, the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District (HWRSD) hosted its annual budget roundtable with state Sen. Eric Lesser, state Reps. Angelo Puppolo and Brian Ashe, the Hampden Advisory Board, the Wilbraham Finance Committee and the select boards from both towns....
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