August 20, 2014

State launches website to help home owners

BOSTON – Today, Undersecretary of Housing and Community Development Aaron Gornstein announced the launch of, a website developed to assist potential homebuyers purchase their first home. The website, created under the Mass Mortgage Compact announced by Governor Deval Patrick, will provide information on finding affordable and reliable state sponsored mortgage products. “This website offers […]

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Board approves housing projects

WESTFIELD – The Planning Board approved a petition for an open-space community project last night that is unusual in that only one residence will be constructed. Board Chairman Philip McEwan said that the open-space community ordinance as intended to allow cluster development in order to maintain open space. “The intent was to put 40 houses […]

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Business project permits pushed off

WESTFIELD – The Planning Board voted last night to continue the public hearing on permits petitioned to allow further commercial development at a former Springfield Road car dealership. The hearing was continued to the board’s Sept. 2 meeting to allow board members to study the findings and condition that will be attached to the permits […]

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Town Beach open through Sunday

SOUTHWICK – The Town Beach is open this week after closing last weekend because of elevated levels of bacteria. Parks and Recreation Commissioner Daniel Call said the bacteria levels on South Pond where the beach is located are not supposed to be higher than 250 points. “They are supposed to be under 100, but they […]

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Sports Top Story

Westfield #1

OCALA, FLORIDA – No matter what win-loss record Westfield compiled in the Babe Ruth Baseball World Series, the Whip City’s 14-Year-Old All-Stars would be looked upon as #1 by family, friends, and many members of the Whip City community. Yesterday, Westfield finally earned win No. 1, proving it did belong in the World Series. Westfield […]