Author Archive | Chris Maza


Superintendent recommends $38.1 million school budget

By Chris Maza LONGMEADOW – Superintendent of Schools M. Martin O’Shea has recommended a school budget of $38.1 million for fiscal year 2021 (FY21). O’Shea made the recommendation during a presentation to the School Committee at its Jan. 22 meeting. The superintendent called it “the first of a handful of stages in the process […]

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Police encourage residents to register security cameras

By Chris Maza LONGMEADOW – In today’s digital age, police are finding private security and surveillance systems to be invaluable tools. The recent search for an 11-year-old girl abducted in Springfield earlier this month may not have met a happy conclusion if not for the assistance of security cameras in the neighborhood according to […]

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LFD, ELFD conduct cold water rescue drills

By Chris Maza LONGMEADOW – The Longmeadow and East Longmeadow fire departments conducted a joint training session on ice and cold water rescue procedures at the Fannie Stebbins Memorial Wildlife Refuge on Pondside Road. Longmeadow Fire Chief John Dearborn explained the routine training was conducted together due to the communities’ close ties through mutual […]

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