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Rachel’s Table 1: Volunteer Peter Zimmer loads food into his car.
(Photo by Chris Maza)

Rachel’s Table brings Thanksgiving to those in need

By Chris Maza chrism@thereminder.com LONGMEADOW – In a corner of the maze-like basement of the Longmeadow Big Y, Judy Yaffe stands among pallets piled with hundreds of pounds of food, a spreadsheet in her hand adorned with hand-scribbled notes in various colors of ink. She’s engaged in a labor of love, one that a family […]

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Lyn Simmons speaks before the Select Board during her Sept. 28 interview. 
(Screen capture from LCTV)

Simmons settles in as Longmeadow’s next town manager

By Chris Maza chrism@thereminder.com LONGMEADOW – It hasn’t taken long for Longmeadow to make an impression on new Town Manager Lyn Simmons. “I’ve been really impressed with the level of involvement by residents and the number of boards and committees there are. It really shows that it’s an engaged and active community,” said Simmons, who […]

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Officials frustrated by holdup of state funds for landfill

By Chris Maza chrism@thereminder.com LONGMEADOW – Elected officials continue to be frustrated by the lack of movement regarding $3 million in state funding earmarked for the closing of the Tina Lane landfill. State Rep. Brian Ashe and state Sen. Eric Lesser helped secure the funding as part of the commonwealth’s budget, but the money has […]

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