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Springfield receives one proposal for medical marijuana facility in first-phase review period
A single company has submitted notice to the city that it is interested in locating a medical marijuana facility in Springfield in response to the city's first-phase request for qualifications and proposals.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
2013 Toys for Tots drive begins
Monday marks the beginning of an annual two-week long campaign at 22News. In cooperation with the U.S. Marine Corps, AAA, and St. Germain Investment Management, we are hoping to meet the needs of thousands of western Massachusetts children through the Toys for Tots program.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Chicopee approves tax break for Menck Windows
CHICOPEE - A German company that builds energy-efficient custom windows is taking the final step to locate a manufacturing plant in a vacant building on Champion Drive.
World War II veterans in Pioneer Valley being recruited by Honor Flight for trip to Washington, D.C.
HOLYOKE - On Dec. 7, a community partnership will remember Pearl Harbor Day by pledging to support World War II veterans from the Pioneer Valley on a special flight to Washington, D.C. The Soldiers' Home in Holyoke, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke Visiting Nurse Association / Hospice Life Care and VFW Post 801 in Holyoke are collecting ... (more)
Chicopee homeless shelter gets play space to help young children
Parents, staff and kids at Jessie's House in Chicopee enjoy the new play area given to them by Horizons for Homeless Children.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Chicopee School Committee discusses setting aside money for playgrounds
Students from the Patrick E. Bowe School play as the school's new playground was dedicated two years ago.
Dan Kane Singers ready for holiday appearances
Where in the world are the Dan Kane Singers when you need a little Christmas music to brighten up the season? "We won't be putting on our popular Christmas spectacular in any really large venue this year as we've done in the past, but you can find us in a number of places where we'll be ringing in Christmas for everyone who wants to hear some ... (more)
Chicopee narcotics detectives raid Springfield Street apartment, arrest man, teen on cocaine charges
CHICOPEE -- Narcotics detectives raided a Springfield Street apartment Monday night and arrested a city man and a teenager on cocaine charges.
State police in Chicopee arrest Holyoke resident Lazaro Cintron, wanted on drug and firearm charges
CHICOPEE -- A 24-year-old Holyoke man, wanted on drug and firearm charges, was arrested by state police on Percy Street Tuesday morning.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Yuletide at Storrowton ready to welcome holiday season
This weekend the past will combine with the present when Storrowton Village Museum presents its annual Yuletide at Storrowton celebration.
Notes: Chicopee/Holyoke VOC searching for senior volunteers; Catholic ...
The Valley Opportunity Council's Senior Companion Program is currently seeking volunteers who would like to help local older adults living in Chicopee and Holyoke.
Sentinel & Enterprise
Slain officer among police honored for bravery
A Springfield police officer who was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance was honored posthumously on Monday with Massachusetts' highest law enforcement award.
German firm Menck to open energy-efficient windows plant in Mass.
German window maker company Menck will open a manufacturing and distribution plant in Chicopee, Mass., to produce energy-efficient windows to meet demands of architects and developers who are focusing on energy-efficient building projects, the company announced Monday.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Chicopee schools to be reviewed by state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
CHICOPEE - The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will conduct a review of a variety of departments including special education, English learner education and career technical education next month.
Yuletide at Storrowton to feature decorations from local garden clubs, designers
In this file photo from 2008, Brenda A. O'Neil, of Belchertown, a member of the Eastern States Exposition Maintenance and Landscaping Department, decorates the Potter Mansion in preparation for Yuletide at Storrowton.
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'Klondike Gold Rush' talk tells Chicopee man's story
The most common route taken by those taking part in the stampede to reach the Klondike was by boat, from the West Coast of the continental U.S. to Skagway in Alaska, over the Chilkoot or White Passes to the Yukon River at Whitehorse and then by boat 500 miles to Dawson City, where, in 1896, gold was found in a nearby creek.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
The Cat in the Hat floats in the hearts of young and old in...
The Cat in the Hat triumphantly made his way down Main Street Friday as part of the annual post-Thanksgiving Tower Square Parade of the Big Balloons.
Religion notes: Fairs, Hanukkah menorah lighting, wreath sale
The 26th annual "Christmas in November" craft fair takes place Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in St. Patrick's Social Center on Main and School streets.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Stephen Jendrysik: Chicopee physicians of the past delivered community service
During Dr. Flethcer's 52-year practice he attended 4,500 births. That was approximately 10 percent of the city's population in 1943.