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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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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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Adult Day Care in neighboring Enfield will close

By Chris Maza chrism@thereminder.com ENFIELD, CT – A split vote by Enfield Town Council has resulted in the end of that town’s Adult Day Care program. In addition to Enfield and surrounding Connecticut communities, the Adult Day Care program has also provided services to elderly residents in Longmeadow and Springfield since 1992. Those services include […]

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Longmeadow lacrosse seniors say goodbye

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By Evan Wheaton Correspondent WELLESLEY – Rather than the usual team captain approach, all 11 seniors on the Longmeadow girls lacrosse team walked up to receive the runner up trophy after falling to Notre Dame Academy in the Division 1 state championship, 8-7. For them, this was their last chance to win the title after four […]