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September 1, 2014

HOOT Day becoming a town-gown tradition

WESTFIELD – Westfield State University will kick off the school year by presenting its fifth annual Helping Out Our Town (HOOT) Day tomorrow. More than 150 students (mainly first year) are expected to participate. Students will be actively working throughout Westfield at local businesses painting, cleaning, gardening, and other volunteer activities between the hours of […]

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Hundreds gather to honor hero

LONGMEADOW – Hundreds gathered on the Town Green Saturday evening to pay their respects to a man who is a hero, a husband, a father, a friend and an Air Force legend. Longmeadow resident Lt. Col. Morris “Moose” Fontenot, Jr. died in an accident last Wednesday morning when the F-15 fighter jet he was flying […]

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Grant awarded for Hampton Ponds

WESTFIELD – The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has approved a $9,000 matching grant for removal of an aquatic invasive plant in Hampton Ponds. The DCR’s Partnerships Matching Funds Program is providing $6,000 with a local matching grant of $3,000 for the Hampton Ponds Association invasive species control program which was first initiated in […]

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Bus stops on L&O agenda

WESTFIELD – The Legislative & Ordinance Committee of the City Council has slated a public meeting to discuss a proposed ordinance to move downtown bus stops and eliminate parking on Elm Street in front of the Westfield Athenaeum and United Bank. L&O Chairman Brian Sullivan slated the public meeting for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. […]

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Back to ‘Beat the Putz’

Like the NFL says – It’s back to football! And back to our pro football contest, “Beat ‘The Putz.’” There have been a bevy of offseason moves involving the New England Patriots, including relocating “Revis Island” to New England; preparing for the return of Gronk, Wilfork, and Mayo (who each suffered season ending injuries in […]