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Religion news: April 17, 2014
Easter egg hunt East Longmeadow - New Life Church, 317 Westwood Ave. is holding a free Easter egg hunt for children ages 10 and under on Saturday, April 19 at 9 a.m. Bring your own Easter basket.
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Wed Apr 16, 2014
Chicopee School Committee expands School Choice program
CHICOPEE - For the first time in several years the School Committee will open the School Choice program to elementary-aged children as well as middle and high school students.
Catholic women to gather for annual conference in Chicopee
CHICOPEE -The founder and editor of CatholicMom.com will be in Chicopee April 26 to encourage women to give themselves fully and generously to God's will for their lives and to the world around them.
Kielbasa Festival returning to Chicopee after 17-year absence
For anyone in Western Massachusetts during the 1970s, 80s, or 90s, the Chicopee Kielbasa Festival was a must-go event.
Sloppy, snowy weather to make for rough Wednesday commute
SPRINGFIELD - Much of Western Massachusetts got a fresh layer of wet, slushy snow on Wednesday, compliments of a spring storm that blanketed sections of this region and other parts of the state.
Freezing temperatures for Wednesday's morning commute
CHICOPEE, Mass. - It may be spring but its feeling a lot like winter. Temperatures are falling into the 20s as snow and sleet fall overnight into the morning throughout western Massachusetts.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Positives seen to fingerprinting teachers to conduct national criminal background checks
Judy Colon, teacher/director at the Holyoke Chicopee Springfield Head Start pre-school,in Springfield works with her class.
Chicopee City Council to discuss ordinance to clean up shopping carts at tonight's meeting
A boy removes a shopping cart from the banks of the Connecticut River in a community clean-up project.
Moose shows up in suburban section of Ludlow
Moose can be a springtime menace along Massachusetts roadways. One was killed on the turnpike in Blandford Monday, and a sighting on Tuesday in Holyoke near Interstate 91 triggered a large public safety response.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Holyoke police cite Kenneth Avery of Chicopee for driving under drug...
Holyoke firefighters and others work to free the driver of a car after an accident on Route 5 north on March 25. The driver of a truck has been cited by police.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
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New book chronicles rise, fall of The Band
Americana music has a long and vibrant history, and one of its biggest contributors is The Band -- but not everyone may understand just how deep its contributions run.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Backyard fire pit stunt at Chicopee home causes explosion, fireball; neighbors call fire department
An explosion that rocked a Chicopee neighborhood was the result of someone tossing a metal cannister onto an open fire in a backyard fire pit.
Chicopee Holyoke Plus Just Folks: College honors earned by students...
Sinead McArdle , of Granby, earned dean's list status for the fall semester. A member of the class of 2016, McArdle is majoring in fashion and retail merchandising; and Nina Hollis-Beaulieu , of Granby, earned dean's list status for the fall semester.
Massachusetts drivers get real-time traffic info
Real-time traffic data that tells drivers how long it will take to reach their destinations will soon be available on key state highways, Gov. Deval Patrick and transportation officials announced Friday.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
River Valley Counseling Center hosting Run for River Valley
HOLYOKE — River Valley Counseling Center, Inc. will be hosting its third Annual Run for River Valley-5K/1 Mile Walk on June 7 at the Ashley Reservoir.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Grandparents as Parents meeting with Register of Probate Suzanne Seguin
CHICOPEE - The Chicopee Council on Aging and Senior Center's monthly Grandparents As Parents Support Group will feature guest speakers from the Hampden County Registry of Probate at 6 p.m., April 15 at the center, located at 7 Valley View Court.
German Pantoja gets two years in jail in Chicopee gun case
German Pantoja, 21, of Holyoke pleaded guilty Tuesday in a case where a State Police trooper found a loaded semi-automatic under the front passenger seat of a car he was driving in Chicopee.
Chicopee considering quarterly tax bills instead of current biannual bills
CHICOPEE - The City Council is considering sending out real estate tax bills four times a year instead of the current practice of billing homeowners and businesses twice a year.
Applicants sought for Governor's Statewide Youth Council
Christian Knapp of Westfield, on the left, and Caianne Cayode of Chicopee, on right, took the oath at the Statehouse as new members of the Governor's Statewide Youth Council in 2012.