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Betsy’s Corner: A walk in the woods

She grew up in our Longmeadow house in the 1970s and 1980s. I invited her to come back for a visit to her childhood home. She brought with her unique memories that proved to be priceless. She told us what Bliss Woods was like when she walked to school through this slice of nature in […]

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Another version of MCAS test could be developed

By Chris Maza LONGMEADOW – More changes to Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) testing could be on the horizon. Superintendent M. Martin O’Shea recently reported to the School Committee that at a superintendent’s roundtable, Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley indicated the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education would be “taking another look at MCAS.” “It […]

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Fire Department receives equipment grant

By Chris Maza LONGMEADOW – The Longmeadow Fire Department recently received a long-awaited grant award that will help it maintain its stock of protective gear for its firefighters. The Assistance for Firefighters Grant was awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will substantially reduce the town’s expenditure on much-needed equipment such as […]

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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 […]