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Longmeadow schools

Another version of MCAS test could be developed

By Chris Maza LONGMEADOW – More changes to Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) testing could be on the horizon. Superintendent M. Martin O’Shea recently reported to the School Committee that at a superintendent’s roundtable, Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley indicated the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education would be “taking another look at MCAS.” “It […]

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Fire Department receives equipment grant

By Chris Maza LONGMEADOW – The Longmeadow Fire Department recently received a long-awaited grant award that will help it maintain its stock of protective gear for its firefighters. The Assistance for Firefighters Grant was awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will substantially reduce the town’s expenditure on much-needed equipment such as […]

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DPW project hampered by delays, costs

By Chris Maza LONGMEADOW -Rising costs and delays in the construction of the new Department of Public Works facility will be a major topic of conversation at an upcoming public forum. Select Board Chair Marie Angelides said the board plans to host the public forum to discuss the status of the DPW project as […]

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