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Police encourage residents to register security cameras

By Chris Maza chrism@thereminder.com 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 chrism@thereminder.com 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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Stankiewicz accepts job as Bay Path security head

By Chris Maza chrism@thereminder.com LONGMEADOW – Outgoing Longmeadow Police Chief John Stankiewicz won’t be going too far in his retirement years. Bay Path University announced in a press release on Jan. 16 that the college had hired Stankiewicz as its director of public safety. In that role, he will oversee the university’s staff of 13 […]

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