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Lyn Simmons speaks before the Select Board during her Sept. 28 interview. 
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Simmons selected as next town manager

By Chris Maza chrism@thereminder.com LONGMEADOW – The Select Board unanimously voted to offer the vacant town manager position to Lyn Simmons at its Oct. 2 meeting. Simmons, currently serving as the chief of staff for Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz, was one of three finalists for the position. The Town Manager Search Committee along with Community […]

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Longmeadow upgraded to high risk for EEE

By Chris Maza chrism@thereminder.com LONGMEADOW – In light of a recently reported case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Hampden County, Longmeadow officials are taking precautions. A 70-year-old woman from Hampden County became the 12th human case of EEE in the state, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced on Sept. 26. As a result, Longmeadow […]

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Work continues on the Dwight Road site of the future Department of Public Works facility after lengthy delays due to the discovery of asbestos. 
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DPW facility budget could grow to $22.5 million

By Chris Maza chrism@thereminder.com LONGMEADOW – After massive efforts to remove discovered asbestos-containing material on the Dwight Road site, the new Department of Public Works facility could end up costing $22.5 million. Longmeadow Finance Director Paul Pasterzcyk estimated the figure at the Sept. 25 public forum to discuss the upcoming Nov. 5 Special Town Meeting. […]

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