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July 23, 2014

Spray park issues addressed

WESTFIELD – The Conservation Commission set several conditions to address environmental concerns raised during its review of the Sadie Knox Playground spray park. The project was brought to the commission because the playground is within the 100-foot buffer of a wetland resource area. That buffer is two-dimensional and is not just linear but also vertical […]

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City’s worst roads to be addressed

WESTFIELD – The city has a firm date to begin the repair of several of the city’s roads most damaged by weather, especially this past winter when the freeze-thaw cycle, which usually starts in March, this year began in January. That cycle requires daytime temperatures to rise consistently above freezing, causing snow and ice to […]

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Worthington starts organizing district

WORTHINGTON – On July 7, the town of Worthington, a member of the Gateway Regional School District for over 50 years, voted to withdraw from the district, necessitating the need for the formation of their own school committee this fall. After being emboldened this spring by the state legislature passing a home rule bill filed […]

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Crane new Gateway school board chair

HUNTINGTON – The Gateway Regional School District School Committee is shuffling the deck this summer, as committee member Michele Crane of Blandford has been selected as the new chairwoman. Crane was approved as chairwoman at the committee’s last meeting on July 9. She will preside over a district in flux, as it will now be […]

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Championship halted

WESTFIELD – It was an ominous start for Westfield Post 124 in Game 2 of the best-of-3 American Legion Baseball state sectionals championship deep in the north-central part of the state Wednesday. Depending on one’s viewpoint, which could either be referring to the dark, stormy skies overhead or the defensive mastery of Greenfield Post 81 […]