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It’s the end of an era for community journalism

Chris Maza In the Longmeadow News’ third issue on Sept. 3, 1969, there was an editorial that outlined many of my feelings about my time in this community. “Although we have had a few constructive criticisms – everyone knows how to edit a newspaper and is seldom bashful about telling us how – the […]

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Gas pipeline bylaw approved by attorney general

By Chris Maza LONGMEADOW – A zoning bylaw amendment aimed at preventing the establishment of a gas metering station in Longmeadow received important approval from the state last month. On Jan. 21, the Attorney General’s Office informed Longmeadow Town Clerk Katherine Ingram Article 1 of the Aug. 20, 2019, Special Town Meeting passed muster […]

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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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