Opinion

G. Michael Dobbs

Town meeting season brings up questions of efficiency in governing

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

Town meeting season is largely over and once again many of the communities that still use that form of government continue to see a minority of voters actually attend their town meeting....
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Chris Maza

Uvalde massacre reminds us how broken we truly are

Chris Maza
cmaza@thereminder.com

I didn’t cry on my daughter’s first day of school, but I cried today. I walked her to the door and I hugged her and was so shaken the words “I love you” could only come out as a whisper....
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Local News

Caci, Sizer reelected to seats on the Palmer Town Council

Lauren LeBel
llebel@thereminder.com

PALMER – A 6.85 percent voter turnout determined the results of the Palmer town election on June 14.

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Monson announces June 14 election results

Lauren LeBel
llebel@thereminder.com

MONSON – The Annual Town Election results have been finalized after 991 of 6,212 registered voters in Monson – a 16 percent turnout – cast their ballots on June 14.

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Western Mass Relics a home run for over-50 men’s softball players

Dennis Hackett
dhackett@thereminder.com

LUDLOW – Tucked away at the Ludlow Fish and Game Club, the crack of bats and the smell of fresh cut grass fill the air as the Western Massachusetts Relics senior league play slow-pitch softball several nights a week throughout the summer.

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Williamsburg ATM funds public safety complex, capital improvements

Doc Pruyne
dpruyne@thereminder.com

WILLIAMSBURG – Annual Town Meeting, which took place this year on June 6 at the Anne P. Dunphy School, underwrote capital projects, made select changes to the town’s bylaws and authorized funding for the new public safety complex. Only one article, Article 16, was not passed by voters.

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Interim Northampton school superintendent job posted

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thereminder.com

NORTHAMPTON – After finalizing the job posting during a special meeting on June 14, the Northampton School Committee is currently looking for applications for an interim superintendent for Northampton Public Schools.

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Hampshire Regional superintendent reports on entry findings

Doc Pruyne
dpruyne@thereminder.com

WESTHAMPTON – Last fall Diana Bonneville, the new superintendent of Hampshire Regional School District (HRSD), presented to the school committees of all five member towns an Entry Plan that detailed the steps she would take to become intimately familiar with the district’s workings.

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Hampshire Regional High School Golf Tournament returns June 26

Ryan Feyre
rfeyre@thereminder.com

SOUTHAMPTON – The annual Hampshire Regional High School (HRHS) Golf Tournament is returning to the Southampton Country Club on June 26.

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Williamsburg Planning Board receives home marijuana cultivation pitch

Max Bowen

WILLIAMSBURG – Following a Town Meeting approval of marijuana establishments, a potential home business went before the Williamsburg Planning Board to discuss plans for a cultivation setup.

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Dining & Entertainment

Best Damn Sandwich: Renee B’s Soup, Sandwich and Ice Cream Shop

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – Most don’t think much about the unassuming appearance of grilled cheese sandwiches.

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What I’m watching: exploring some classic, free options on Tubi

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

If you have a Roku or another device that allows you to receive streaming services, you know the options out there in the digital landscape can be overwhelming. Put the paid services aside (Hulu, Netflix, Prime, HBO Max, Disney+, Paramount+ and others) and there are still dozens of free services.

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