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State Sen. Eric Lesser (left) speaks to members of the Longmeadow School Committee as state Rep. Brian Ashe listens.  
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Lesser, Ashe talk economic challenges with School Committee

By Chris Maza chrism@thereminder.com LONGMEADOW – Longmeadow’s state legislators expressed cautious optimism in the school district’s financial prospects and future state support. State Sen. Eric Lesser and state Rep. Brian Ashe addressed the topic at length with the School Committee at its Jan. 14 meeting to discuss how recent developments at the State House might […]

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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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