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August 22, 2014

Maintenance Department creeps forward

WESTFIELD – The City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance which will create a new centralized municipal maintenance department, but indicated there will be change, some substantial, before the vote to give final approval for the ordinance. Mayor Daniel M. Knapik submitted the proposed Department of Facilities Management to protect the $44 million […]

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Council authorizes school lease negotiation

WESTFIELD – The City Council approved a resolution for the city to lease office space for the School Department’s administration and to allow Mayor Daniel M. Knapik to negotiate and enter into a nine-year contract. The council’s Legislative & Ordinance Committee, which discussed the lease proposal Wednesday night, gave a 3-0 positive recommendation to approve […]

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Downtown bus stop proposal alarms city councilors

WESTFIELD – A proposed ordinance to move downtown bus stops and eliminate parking on Elm Street in front of the Westfield Athenaeum and United Bank is causing concern to members of the City Council. A proposed ordinance “relative to codifying bus stops and taxi stands in the city of Westfield” was submitted to the council […]

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Gators solid as a Rock

HUNTINGTON – The Gateway Regional High School boys’ soccer team fell just short of title aspirations in 2013. Despite losing a senior-laden squad to graduation last spring, the Gators believe they have a rock solid foundation. That couldn’t be any closer to the truth. Senior Spencer Rock, who paid his dues as a backup, moves […]