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WestComm: The future of dispatch

By Chris Maza chrism@thereminder.com LONGMEADOW – Over the past few weeks, Longmeadow public safety departments quietly transitioned to the newly minted WestComm Regional Emergency Communication Center. Now fully operational, the collaborative project between Longmeadow and the city of Chicopee was designed to not only cut costs but update, streamline and optimize emergency response for both […]

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Fire Department experienced increased call volume in 2019

By Chris Maza chrism@thereminder.com LONGMEADOW – The Longmeadow Fire Department set a record for number of emergency calls in 2019, providing additional strain for a department already experiencing personnel challenges. “We’ve experienced significant growth in the past five years. We have seen an almost 30% increase in calls,” he said. Fire Chief John Dearborn told […]

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Police chief informs town of plans to retire

By Chris Maza chrism@thereminder.com LONGMEADOW – Chief John Stankiewicz has notified the town of his intention to retire from the Longmeadow Police Department. Town Manager Lyn Simmons informed the Select Board at its Jan. 6 meeting that she had received a letter notifying her of Stankiewicz’s intent to retire earlier that day. The retirement would […]

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