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| 115 Agawam residents make pledge to save energy | ACAA spotlights DiSessa through August | Academic A’s recognize Agawam seniors’ accomplishments in class | Academic awards among Agawam’s ‘absolute best’ traditions | Accesory apartment bylaw presented to planning board | Accessory apartment bylaw to go before Agawam City Council | Activities to teach about bees, trees at Robinson State Park | Addiction recovery center in Agawam makes headways | After receiving Crystal Apple, Conchieri eager to honor fellow teacher | Agawam allows for outdoor dining at restaurants | Agawam ‘ambassador’ driven to compassion by life experience | Agawam and West Springfield residents to participate in hunger walk at local church | Agawam approves spending on skate park, historical projects | Agawam art teacher ending 32-year career will miss seeing teens grow | Agawam author discusses film adaptation of his first book | Agawam award honors drive to succeed in 2 high schoolers | Agawam awarded $200,000 grant for stormwater master plan | Agawam awarded almost $800,000 for housing and town hall improvement programs | Agawam awarded grants to become greener and improve city infrastructure | Agawam begins ‘Cooler Community Challenge’ in an effort to reduce carbon footprint | Agawam begins process of reopening of municipal buildings | Agawam begins work to update inventory of historic structures | Agawam board looks to regulate bodywork spas like massages | Agawam borrows $2M for police station, tees up tax rate vote | Agawam Bowl striking out hunger with fundraiser for Parish Cupboard | Agawam building committee weighs new high school, renovation | Agawam care facilities distribute first COVID-19 vaccines | Agawam career tracks honor 1st class of graduates, mentors | Agawam caucus will select delegates to Dem convention | Agawam Cinemas celebrates 25 years of ‘Hocus Pocus’ | Agawam Cinemas hosts fundraising event for Kids with Cancer | Agawam City Council accepts fire equipment grant | Agawam City Council adopts fiscal year 2020 budget with cuts | Agawam City Council agrees to establish health trusts for retirees | Agawam City Council approves grants for senior center van | Agawam City Council approves new marijuana exception | Agawam City Council candidate Q&A, part 1 | Agawam City Council candidate Q&A, part 2 | Agawam City Council candidate Q&A, part 3 | Agawam City Council candidates state election cases | Agawam City Council challengers prioritize high school, taxes | Agawam City Council commends teen golfer, town election winners | Agawam City Council continues ‘Meet Our Local Businesses’ | Agawam City Council discuss Cable Acess TV manager position | Agawam City Council discusses capital improvement plan | Agawam City Council elects new president and vice president | Agawam City Council establishes new stabilization fund | Agawam City Council increases mayor’s annual salary to $110,000 | Agawam City Council opposes Southwick Carvana project | Agawam City Council passes resolution asking Baker to support Soliders’ Home funding | Agawam City Council passes town budget for upcoming fiscal year | Agawam City Council ponders potential stormwater utility fee | Agawam City Council remembers resident Jack Coughlin | Agawam City Council supports Feeding Hills sewer work | Agawam City Council supports potential CPA ammendment | Agawam City Council votes against accessory apartment bylaw | Agawam City Council votes in favor of marijuana zoning ordinance change | Agawam City Council votes to establish local options meals tax | Agawam city councilors not on the fence about ordinance changes | Agawam City Councilors want to move meeting venue | Agawam classes connect special education teens to art, peers | Agawam clubs join forces for Holiday Used Toy Exchange | Agawam colleen fulfills dream: ‘Little me would be proud’ | Agawam colleen pageant extends deadline for contestants | Agawam Colleen sees role as service, honoring Irish spirit | Agawam committee praises school chief for leadership in pandemic | Agawam Community Artists and Artisans host art festival | Agawam Community Artists and Artisans showcase Ferraro | Agawam Community Artists and Artisans spotlight Arnie Paye | Agawam Community Artists and Artisans spotlight Burger | Agawam considering tax work-off program for seniors, vets | Agawam continues to seek input on climate change impacts | Agawam Cooler Community Challenge update provided at meeting | Agawam council against multi-family housing in business zone | Agawam Council agrees to extend Senior Center hours 3 days a week | Agawam Council approves $1.9M to buy fire ladder truck | Agawam council approves $2M from CPA for Tuckahoe dam work | Agawam council backs $11.63M plan to renovate building for police | Agawam council OKs $130K renovation of town’s skate park | Agawam Council on Aging drops vacant seats to meet quorum | Agawam Council on Aging looks to create age and dementia-friendly community | Agawam Council takes 1st step to electrical rate aggregation | Agawam council to weigh in on single-payer health care | Agawam council votes to allow finished basements in condo zone | Agawam council won’t ‘stretch’ to mandate green-ready construction | Agawam councilor gives, gets criticism on field announcement | Agawam councilor withdraws health care advisory resolution | Agawam councilors hike water, sewer rates to meet rising supply cost | Agawam councilors see ‘genuine fear,’ back push for new courthouse | Agawam couple celebrates 68 years married with car parade | Agawam Cultural Council accepting proposals for 2023 grants | Agawam Cultural Council continues to host Applause Series | Agawam Cultural Council extends writing competition deadline | Agawam Cultural Council prepares for annual Summerfest | Agawam Cultural Council seeks grant applications | Agawam curriculum brings real-life engineering, careers to class | Agawam dedicates outdoor classroom to conservation chair | Agawam Dems to renew local focus, give awards at breakfast | Agawam Department of Public Works offers new compost bins for purchase | Agawam district pursuing several school safety strategies | Agawam Dog Park remains open, weather isn’t a concern says ADOG president | Agawam early voting for presidential primary begins Feb. 24 | Agawam educators assume new administrative roles | Agawam elementary pupils take lead in sharing joy, kindness | Agawam event recalls national unity in wake of 9/11 attack | Agawam ex-personnel director pleads guilty to tax fraud | Agawam faces 4-way mayor race in Oct. 10 preliminary vote | Agawam filmmaker debuts 2nd installment of trilogy Aug. 6 | Agawam Fire Department honors those lost in 9/11 | Agawam Fire Department installing free detectors for residents | Agawam Fire Department receives CSTF grant | Agawam Fire Department receives grant to purchase new equipment | Agawam Garden Club to host annual plant sale | Agawam girl holds lemonade stand to raise money for Dakin | Agawam Girl Scouts collect first aid supplies for Ukraine | Agawam Golf Course swings into summer with budget in ‘good shape’ | Agawam Harvest Festival returns with crafters, music, games | Agawam hen-keeping proposal finds favor at public hearing | Agawam High School adds STEM class options to curriculum | Agawam High School awarded grant for manufacturing, IT programs | Agawam High School hosting virtual STEAM exhibition | Agawam High School Peer Leadership Club seeking hot chocolate donations for a cause | Agawam High School plan is $231M addition-renovation | Agawam High School senior earns Girl Scouts’ Gold Award | Agawam High School student selected to All-State Chorus | Agawam High School teacher realizes dream of publishing books | Agawam High School teen awarded for academic excellence | Agawam High School will enjoy centennial celebration at graduation | Agawam hires management firm to study need for new high school | Agawam homeowner hopes to save tree from sidewalk project | Agawam honors 9/11 victims | Agawam honors Eagle Scout Eric Hogan with flag dedication | Agawam hosts town hall to lay out elementary school redistricting | Agawam HS building project makes fiscal sense, mayor says | Agawam HS designers seeking feedback at community forum | Agawam HS French teacher bids sad adieu to 37-year career | Agawam Improv Club ‘all about teamwork,’ community, fun | Agawam Jr. High ‘ambassador’ impresses with community service plans | Agawam Junior Women’s Club recognizes Mercieri for leadership skills | Agawam Junior Women’s Club spearheads holiday decoration contest | Agawam Junior Women’s Club to host Sundaes with Santa | Agawam Junior Women's Club’s Fabulous Fall Decorating Contest is back | Agawam librarians eager to reopen on Cooper Street next month | Agawam library ready to reopen after holiday weekend | Agawam Library to host 11th Open Juried Art Show | Agawam Library to host third annual Holiday Used Toy Exchange Dec. 1 | Agawam Lions Club and Springfield Thunderbirds team up for a good cause | Agawam Lions Club, Building Bridges Veterans to host monthly luncheons | Agawam Lions Club makes desks for students working remote | Agawam Lions Club to host annual Harvest Pancake Breakfast | Agawam Lions Club's new branch to host ‘Recycle the Nip’ contest | Agawam Lions to launch Vacation Vittles initiative to fight hunger in community | Agawam Lions Club gears up to launch ‘Vacation Vittles’ program | Agawam Little League accepting registrations | Agawam Little League hosts annual golf tournament | Agawam Little League to host annual golf tournament fundraiser | Agawam man evacuates hundreds of refugees from Ukraine | Agawam man supporting area businesses with unique raffle | Agawam may vote in June on tax hike to build HS | Agawam mayor candidates differ on priorities, AHS vision | Agawam mayor, councilors want crosswalk near stadium | Agawam mayor establishes Municipal Fiber Task Force | Agawam mayoral candidates make their cases at Chamber breakfast | Agawam Media partners with local churches to stream services | Agawam middle school learns about military sacrifices from veterans | Agawam moms entertain kids with town-wide ‘bear hunt’ | Agawam multicultural event honors immigrant diversity | Agawam museum closed as volunteers catalogue holdings | Agawam names Hoffman interim school superintendent | Agawam native comes home as college football head coach | Agawam native finishes first Boston Marathon, raises money for specialty hospital | Agawam native receives Red Cross Hometown Hero Award | Agawam native running Boston Marathon to raise money for hospital | Agawam needs mixed-use, affordable housing, plan proposes | Agawam new police station timeline, budget on track | Agawam NHS students conduct food drive for The Gray House | Agawam NHS students label storm drains to protect local waterways | Agawam night school fees haven’t kept pace with costs, director says | Agawam parents organize gifts for class of 2021 graduates | Agawam Parks and Rec. to reopen spring programming | Agawam partners with UMass to study economic development | Agawam passes backyard hens passes despite concerns | Agawam Planning Board approves proposal for car wash | Agawam Planning Board supports marijuana zoning change | Agawam Planning Board to vote on development strategy Dec. 7 | Agawam Planning Department pitches reallocating CDBG funding | Agawam players, coaches enjoy novelty of powderpuff football | Agawam podcaster hopes to bring neighbors together over pizza | Agawam poetry recital winner found new respect for verse | Agawam Police Department begins implementing new policies | Agawam Police hope to make community connections at Night Out | Agawam police station at insurance building would cost under $12M | Agawam ponders possibility of stormwater utility fee | Agawam Public Library celebrates ‘A Universe of Stories’ with local authors | Agawam Public Library closed indefinitely | Agawam Public Library hosts “One Week to Prepare” presentation | Agawam Public Library opens Seed Library and Exchange | Agawam Public Library staff, patrons celebrate renovations | Agawam Public Library to host digital escape rooms for youth | Agawam Public Library to host Holiday Movie Trivia Night | Agawam Public Library to host Multicultural Festival | Agawam Public Library to offer ALICE training program kit for kids in December | Agawam Public Library unleashes new ‘Exploration Station’ | Agawam Public Library's services moved to Senior Center | Agawam Public School retirees recognized during School Committee meeting | Agawam Public Schools decide to go to remote learning until January | Agawam Public Schools introduces virtual reality learning to classrooms | Agawam Public Schools release educational strategic plan | Agawam Public Schools to host ALICE Active Shooter presentation for parents and guardians | Agawam Public Schools votes to adopt a hybrid model for fall | Agawam pursuing accessory apartment bylaw for aging population | Agawam remembers the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001 | Agawam resident asks for more flexibility in home zoning | Agawam resident competes in Poetry Out Loud state finals | Agawam resident leaves impact on lives with organ donation | Agawam resident named tech program’s student of the year | Agawam resident Paul Fein publishes instructional tennis guide | Agawam resident pushes for legalization of backyard chickens | Agawam resident selected as a 2021 Women to Watch winner | Agawam residents celebrate first holiday tree lighting on Veteran’s Green | Agawam road closure to continue until asphalt plants open | Agawam robotics program prepares students for future careers | Agawam Rocks growing in third year with classes, activities | Agawam Rotary Club continues providing masks to community | Agawam Rotary Club hosts Harvest Festival and Family Fun Day | Agawam runoff ballot set, council bids goodbye to Cavallo | Agawam school budget rising, ‘still healing’ from pandemic | Agawam school budget taps federal grants to keep local increase low | Agawam School Committee approves $50M ‘kids come first’ budget | Agawam School Committee approves budget, discusses redistricting | Agawam School Committee candidate Q&A, part 1 | Agawam School Committee candidate Q&A, part 2 | Agawam School Committee candidates present credentials for election | Agawam School Committee candidates share views at forum | Agawam School Committee hears presentation on World Language Seal of Biliteracy | Agawam School Committee highlights accomplishments | Agawam School Committee hosts final meeting of 2020-21 academic year | Agawam School Committee reorganizes COVID-19 response plans | Agawam School Committee updated on plans for 2021 summer school | Agawam School Committee weigh pros and cons of metal detectors in high school | Agawam school parents say renaming disrupts RPS culture | Agawam school psychologist leads women’s health conference | Agawam school safety strategy includes practice lockdowns | Agawam school superintendent ‘excited’ to sign long-term contract | Agawam schools come together for Halloween events | Agawam schools consider redistricting options | Agawam schools now offering virtual family resource center | Agawam schools ready to return with fewer COVID-19 masks, tests | Agawam Schools superintendent Lemanski to retire in July | Agawam seeks new treasurer/collector | Agawam Senior Center makes meals to go available for seniors | Agawam Senior Center seeking pen pals for second graders | Agawam sets hearings on proposal for hens on house lots | Agawam shop celebrates 50 years of favorite gifts, trends | Agawam St. Patrick’s Committee names 2023 marshal, awardees | Agawam St. Pat’s group seeks space for parade float construction | Agawam street signs make each day a memorial to those lost in war | Agawam students find fun in activities inspired by Dr. Seuss books | Agawam students participate in annual spelling bee | Agawam students receive Academic A award at School Committee meeting | Agawam students remain in remote learning through Jan. 15 | Agawam students soar to new heights in aviation course | Agawam superintendent affirms LGBTQ efforts after vote | Agawam superintendent rated ‘outstanding’ in annual review | Agawam teachers get 7% over 3 years after long negotiation | Agawam teens bite into Shakespeare for food truck project | Agawam teen’s painting selected to represent 1st District in U.S. Capitol | Agawam to give 3 awards at colleen coronation Feb. 3 | Agawam to host free coronavirus testing site | Agawam Town Council approves $3.8M for Tuckahoe dam, road, parking | Agawam Town Council debates voter IDs, mail-in ballots | Agawam TV director ready to televise more boards, if they want it | Agawam unified basketball connects students with sports | Agawam voters favor GOP despite state Democratic sweep | Agawam voters free to choose early voting before Nov. 8 election | Agawam Water Department links usage increase to pandemic | Agawam, West Side police raise money for Special Olympics | Agawam, West Springfield railroad crossing light operation to continue | Agawam will honor veterans with traditional bell ceremony | Agawam will rename school to honor mayor, ex-educator | Agawam Winter Celebration committee plans first town tree lighting in decades | Agawam ‘Wits’ excited, nervous for quiz show appearance | Agawam youths awarded for art, writing on saving energy | Agawam School Committee approves bringing Best Buddies to high school | Agawam Cinemas grand opening exceeds owner’s expectations | Ballot takes shape as West Springfield's November election nears | Agawam Junior High receives funding for auditorium improvements | Agawam’s 1963 grads reconnect, reminisce at 60th reunion | Agawam's Calabrese, Johnson, Sandlin eye mayoral runs | Agawam's Leonard House will ask for CPA funds for repairs | Agawam's Mayor Sapelli looks back on ‘rollercoaster’ 6 years | Agawam's Menard selected for global Teaching for Equity Program | Agawam’s National Night Out attracts large, enthusiastic crowd | Agawam's newest councilor active on campaign trail, advocacy | Agawam’s student board member found a warm reception | Agawam's Tourville launches ‘Healing Voices Project’ podcast | Agawam reveals newest emergency response vehicle | Agwawam school safety director pitches team to combat pandemic depression | AHS courses add geography, psychology, computers | AHS will graduate on campus, not return to Symphony Hall | All are welcome to attend 10th edition of Faith on Fire rally | All-new Agawam HS may be project’s cheapest option — at $225M | ‘All students are my constituents,’ says Agawam teen rep | Allied Flooring, Paint and Design reopens showrooms to customers | Alves will bring businessman background to Agawam City Council, if elected | Annual fundraiser to raise money for Wreaths Across America | Annual NAMI Western Mass Art Show on display through April | ‘Anyone’s guess’ when Agawam sewer pipe began leaking into river | ‘Applause Series’ begins fundraising for next season | Appointment age for Agawam special police officers extended to 70 | ARPA cash tapped to fix road flooding in 4 neighborhoods | Artists unveil collaborative mosaic in Agawam, sell squares for scholars | Arts festival is bittersweet exhibition for Agawam seniors | Arts festival showcases creative talents of Agawam teenagers | Ascentria receives funding for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program | Axe throwing fundraiser held for local robotics teams | Bankruptcy court won't stop auction of Agawam's Chez Josef | BellaNess artisan shop opens in Agawam mills | Belt Technologies awarded grant to assist in training, job opportunities | Belt Technologies featured on ‘World’s Greatest’ TV show | Benefit to assist Feeding Hills woman fighting cancer | Benefit to be hosted for Green Leaves To Go owner in Feeding Hills | Berkshire Bank branch in Feeding Hills to close in January | Bethany Assembly of God gears up for Singing Tree Spectacular | Bethany Assembly of God to host a narrated drive-thru experience | Bethany Assembly of God to host ‘A Promise to Astrid’ premiere | Bethany working on major renovation of worship building | Bethany’s ‘He’s Here’ looks to inspire without singing tree | Big E concessions mean big business for Agawam's local shops | Big Y grants holiday wish of James Clark Elementary students | Blast to the past at upcoming Agawam Little League fundraiser | Blessing of the pets | Boldyga earns another term with convincing victory | Bonavita will not seek another term on Agawam School Committee | Book signing for hockey pro at Agawam Public Library | “Books on the Bus” brings reading to students headed to school | ‘Box Paper Scissors’ opens doors in Feeding Hills | Brew Practitioners plots move from Florence to Agawam | Brew Practitioners talks beer, business, life on new podcast | Bridge construction to finish 10 months early | Bryden honored for helping rescue Bruno after fall into Southwick quarry | Bumpy’s Natural and Organic Foods brings affordable products to Agawam | Business honorees credit help pressing through pandemic | Calabrese, Johnson in Agawam mayoral race showdown | Calabrese serves on federal COVID-19 task force, is invited to White House | Camp SEEK brings summertime science activities to children | Cancer patients inspire Agawam couple to train for marathon walk | Candidates for Agawam mayor discuss town issues | Cans, bottles help woman buy Christmas gifts for those in need | Captain Charles Leonard House perseveres through repairs | Captain Charles Leonard House preps weekend of events | Captain Charles Leonard House’s tag sale promises to be ‘historic’ | Cecilia Calabrese named Mass. Municipal Association president | Cellular tower approved in Agawam after years of asking | Cemetery Friends group preps for Veterans Day, wreath-laying event | Chez Josef banquet facility and surrounding property for sale | Chez Josef distributes 400 meals to local families in need | Chez Josef to host 29th annual ‘Chefs for Jimmy’ fundraiser | Christmas tree removal schedule announced | Agawam businesses band together to help local families | City Council adopts Commonwealth’s PACE Program | City Council agrees to fund Tuckahoe Turf Farm design | City council candidates discuss views on recreational marijuana | Agawam City Council considers creating special permits for potential solar farm owners | City Council declines right of first refusal option on Feeding Hills property | City Council elects Vincent Ronghi as alternate member of Zoning Board of Appeals | City Council moves closer toward solving solar farm ordinance | City Council to consider limiting early voting by mail in Agawam | City Council to seek funding for low-income housing projects | Agawam City Council to seek funding for low-income seniors | City Council votes not to increase Mayor Sapelli’s salary | City council votes to protect sports nickname and colors | City counil approves grant | Clothing donations at church serve people around the world | Club teaches Agawam girls to take life’s challenges in stride | Cohen looks back on seventh term as Agawam mayor, expresses vision for future | Cohen sworn in for sixth term as Agawam mayor | Color run in Agawam to benefit Griffin’s Friends Cancer Fund | Commemorative quilt, historic photos on display at Agawam Library | Community Center offers boxing program for teens | Community coming together to support graduating seniors | Community Outlook 2021: Agawam Lions Club, Foundation eager to get back to what they do best | Community Outlook 2021: Agawam superintendent says health and safety remain priorities | Community Outlook 2021: Joey’s Deli & Market prepares for first full year in business | Community Outlook 2021: Mayor William Sapelli | Community Outlook 2021: Officials eye August completion of Morgan-Sullivan Bridge rehabilitation | Community Outlook 2021: Six Flags hopeful for successful season after disappointing 2020 | Community works together to bring lost, elderly dog home | Company offers free towing to New Year’s Eve bar patrons | Concert to aid Agawam family that lost daughter in tragic house fire | Consignment shop owner wants to serve both body and soul | Construction for Villas and Pine Crossing in Agawam now underway | Construction to start this year on Feeding Hills townhouses | Contracted salaries bump up ‘conservative’ Agawam budget | Contractors thanked for free work on Agawam veterans’ home | Cooper’s Gifts Apparel Home virtual trunk show deemed a success | Cooper’s Gifts Apparel Home seeking Dress for Success donations | Cooper’s hosts clothing drive to benefit Dress for Success | Coughlin honored with CRI’s Franklin Courageous Spirit Award | Council approves $1.25M to design a replacement for AHS | Council approves Agawam budget, boost to county pensions | Council approves of district improvement financing plan for Walnut St. extension | Council debates request to keep Agawam Senior Center open past 5 | Council discusses city hall renovations, town recycling | Council discusses how to proceed regarding pot moratorium | Council encourages Sapelli to fund road repairs | Council hears more pipeline concerns from residents | Council hears pipeline project concerns | Council recognizes varsity golfer for hole-in-one at practice | Council supports increasing mayor’s term to four years | Council talks Wayfinders CPA request for Mill St. project | Council votes against awarding WayFinders CPA funds | Councilors ask to fix oversights in Agawam's business licensing process | Agawam city councilors propose zoning overlay district for solar | Council’s $1.25M vote is next step to new high school | Counselor at Agawam's Doering School awarded for dedication | Cultural Council asking for donations to help cover budget deficit | Custodian commended for saving life of choking student | Damaged batteries can cause trash fires, Agawam officials warn | Dark Angel Paranormal Investigators to present ghostly findings on Halloween | ‘Date Night for a Cause’ event aims to raise autism awareness | Dave Ratner sells five Soda and Pet City locations | Dazzle Studio of Dance opens its doors in Feeding Hills | Design bids under review for Agawam High School project | ‘Diehl on Wheels’ rolls through Agawam, tours local businesses | Di Santi wants to be ‘vocal’ on City Council if elected | DMCTC plans to open dispensary in Agawam | Doering students make connections through Kindness Club | Donate to library’s Bizarre Bazaar | DPW describes stormwater infrastructure in PSA video | Drain work underway in Agawam to end chronic flooding | Dunkin’ Donuts donates building to local fire department | Dustin Pari of Sy-Fy’s ‘Ghost Hunters’ to speak in Agawam | Eagle Scout gives back by creating playground area and games | Early childhood plan chosen by school committee in unanimous vote | Educators explore redesign of Agawam High School program | Electric scooters make their debut in Westside | Elementary School lead teachers present at Committee meeting | Emergency preamble for municipal golf course loan defeated by City Council | Emotions in Motion 5K brings suicide awareness to Agawam | English learning teachers serve growing number of Agawam students | Environmental group, high school clubs collect gently-used toys | Expert, novice artists’ 24-foot mosaic to benefit scholarships | Experts share strategies to stay safe around bears this spring | Groups petition for Fair Share Amendment | Fallon and Johnson present open classroom project to Committee | Family and Community Engagement program provides update | Family fun, public safety demos set for Agawam Night Out | Family ties, belief in mission motivate Shriners leader from Agawam | Farmer hopes store will bring all-natural beef to new families | Federal funds help in Agawam's proposed $49M school budget | Federal pandemic aid will buy replacement van for seniors | Feeding Hills author publishes new book, ‘Absence of Will’ | Feeding Hills craft fair benefits Whip City Animal Farm and Sanctuary | Feeding Hills' Faith on Fire offers evening of faith and fun Aug. 25 | Feeding Hills resident recognized as an emerging leader among women | Feeding Hills residents push for sewer expansion | Fire Department purchases more thermal imagers | Five Agawam teachers to be honored for excellence | Five generations flock to western Massachusetts to celebrate 50th family reunion | For Agawam, West Side cyclists in fundraiser ride, it’s personal | Former Agawam official, coach publishes novel after long wait | Former Agawam resident to host local craft fair | Former Agawam superintendent elected mayor | Former AHS Assistant Principal chosen as new Assistant Superintendent | Former Marine, police officer named new veterans director | Former police officer helps provide active shooter training | Friendly’s hosts fundraiser for Agawam High School band | Friends, coworkers laud Sapelli at Agawam school dedication | Friends of the Agawam Public Library to host annual meeting | Friends of the Agawam Senior Center seeking donations for generator replacement | Funding for golf carts debated during city council meeting | Funds still available for small business pandemic aid grants | Gary Schara admits to 1992 murder of Lisa Ziegert, sentenced to life in prison | Geologist explains what lays underneath the Pioneer Valley | Glen Gary Christmas Tree Farm opens with new restrictions | GoFundMe established for Agawam family after second fire | GoFundMe started to help woman injured in Stop and Shop accident | Golden Retriever weds Boxer in adorable ceremony for a good cause | Golf Tournament to raise money for mental illness support and awareness | Golfers come together to help end childhood hunger | Goodies’ owners celebrate 20th anniversary, thank community | GOP hopes to have state chair at town caucus next week | Granger Elementary School celebrates science fair | Grant enables town to add electric vehicle charging station | Grants will fund roadwork, vehicle chargers, weather station | Gravestone Girls demonstrate gravestone rubbing techniques | ‘Grit,’ determination helped Agawam valedictorian to top | Group spreading kindness in Agawam with painted rocks | Gulluni visits school for Adopt-A-Class Program | Gym owner creates free running club for residents | Hangar Pub & Grill opens its new Agawam location | Hard work, persistence leads Agawam singer to all-state chorus | Harnessing Muay Boran offers self-defense classes for women | Heritage Hall staff recognized | Heritage Woods to host drive through haunted house | High school robotics team builds robots and character | High schoolers share poetry as annual contest returns | History of the Big E reflects area’s farming roots | ‘Hockey has always been the love of my life,’ Agawam pro says | Holiday in the Park returns to Six Flags New England | Honorees, 3 colleens ready to participate in St. Pat Parade | Hot Oven Cookies brings gourmet cookies to Agawam | How to live a long and fulfilling life, advice from Agawam’s centenarian | HP Hood purchases former Southworth Paper property in Agawam | Humason encourages residents to apply for seminar at State House | Impressions Academy of Dance to host Winter Vendor Fair | Incoming Kindergarteners learn bus safety at public library | Increased popularity in vaping prompts action from schools | Infrastructure, park, high school still mayor’s top priorities | Inspections required by feds to find lead in Agawam pipes | Installation of train warning signs delayed by one month | It’s Mattress Time may be closing, but not for good | ‘It’s my calling,’ says Agawam woman supporting Haitian orphanage | James Clark Elementary students win Eversource challenge | Agawam Java Stop puts customers, coffee first | JCFilms to host open auditions for role in local movie | JDRF walk at Six Flags to raise money for diabetes research | JJ’s Soft Serve and More to reopen this weekend | Johnson, Calabrese continuing to lead council in new term | Johnson jumps right back in as Agawam mayor after 24 years off | Joseph Mineo says goodbye to city council after 20 years | Kaisen restaurant offers authentic Japanese, Korean food | Kielbasa and Dairy opens | Know the signs and symptoms of seasonal affective disorder | Late Agawam councilor memorialized with School St. Park garden | Lead Teacher position makes a difference in Agawam schools | Letellier ‘made a big difference’ in her hometown Agawam | Library adjusting ‘well’ to temporary space at Senior Center | Library collecting stories on how youth are spending the quarantine | Library encourages stargazing with a portable planetarium | Library renames Community Room after former director | Library’s ‘Cookbook Club’ combines literature and cooking, prepares for third season | Lions Club hosting Jack Conroy Memorial Golf Tournament | Lions Club to host bowl-a-thon fundraiser at Agawam Bowl | Liquor License Commission OKs new bar and lounge | Lisa’s Light of Hope to host Walk to Fight Eating Disorders | Local author writes to preserve Agawam's Italian history | Local band The Greys prepare to record new album “Abeyance” | Local business hosts car show to benefit Holyoke Soldier’s Home | Local chess enthusiasts working toward establishing first chess league | Local fire, police departments receive grants for COVID-19 relief | Local hair salon raises $1,000 for cancer patients | Local hair salons donate funds to anti-bullying organization | Local marches with UMass band in Rose Parade | Local people, places inspired seventh grader’s superhero novel | Local talents’ work featured at 10th Annual Juried Photography Show | Local teacher takes her artwork from classroom to Cooper’s Commons | Local woman beats COVID-19, celebrates 106th birthday with car parade | Locals run in ‘Techno Trot’ to support STEAM school programs | ‘Longest Day’ gathers teams to raise Alzheimer’s awareness | Longtime couples share Valentine advice | Lots of history to sift through as Agawam museum reorganizes | Low turnout extends deadline of house decorating contest | Lower Agawam property tax rates will be canceled by valuation increase | Lt. Governor visits Agawam to discuss economic development | ‘Luxury’ view platform axed from Feeding Hills park plan | Main St. Deli to host breakfast with Santa for the 11th year | Main Street Deli to host Southworth Wellness fairy garden event | Martins provides School Committee with English learner update | Mask debate dominates Agawam School Committee meeting | Mask enforcement policies for Agawam schools approved | Mass Support Services provides resources for mental health and addiction | MassDOT implements ‘road diet’ on Riverdale Street | Mayor, city council create grant program for small businesses | Mayor may sell strip beside Agawam Town Hall to corner developer | Agawam mayor proposes vacant office building as new police station | Mayor responds to road concerns in Feeding Hills | Magovern seeks return to Agawam City Council in November election | Meet the Agawam City Council candidates vying for your vote | Melha Riders set to host 14th annual Hospital Motorcycle Run | Memorial ‘Kindness Garden’ to be built at Agawam's School Street Park | Mineo family helps dedicate 1st tee bench to late Agawam councilor | Local filmmaker’s movie to premiere at Agawam Cinemas | Money raised for research | More space, smoother ride, new ramps at Agawam skate park | More than $6K raised for Agawam girl battling rare illness | MSBA to determine needs of Agawam High School and Early Childhood Center | Much to be seen at Harvest Festival despite weather delay | Agawam's municipal meetings return to in-person format July 1 | NAMI of Western Mass. to host virtual walkathon | NAMI Western Mass hosts Annual Walkathon at Stanley Park | Napoli’s Pizza opens for business near Agawam's South End rotary | National mass shooting trend keeps Agawam security firm busy | Neal earmarks $740K for delayed Agawam sewer, erosion work | Nearly 96K turn out during Agawam’s special day at Big E | New Agawam High School designers consider their options | New Agawam planner comes with decades of department experience | New Agawam solar farm anticipated to be completed by this fall | New Agawam veterans honor roll may benefit from $15K state grant | New bar offers residents fun space and good food | Agawam's new cable access television studio ready for action | New director to bring experience to Agawam Senior Center | New leader brings energy, passion to Agawam Health Dept. | New owners plan to bring quality, affordable food to Twisty’s | Newest Agawam councilor eager to get started on sewers, business aid | No float, but Agawam contestants seek colleen carriage ride | Non-profit organization seeks to raise donations for animals in need | Nutrition First brings protein smoothies and tea to Agawam | Nutrition First customers paying it forward to essential workers | Nutrition First organizes fundraiser for Illinois woman | Nutrition First presents during ‘Meet Our Local Businesses’ | Officials reject call to restore Robinson Park School name | OMG, Inc. hosts job fair and open house | Online school store hones entrepreneurship students’ skills | Only 4 entries in Agawam’s St. Patrick colleen competition | Ordinance passed by Agawam council to address blighted properties | Organic recycling facility in Agawam provides nutrients to local farms | Organic recycling facility to be built in Agawam | Pair of forested parcels to be converted to Agawam park | Pandemic prompted push for more fun in Agawam Junior High School gym | Pandemic taking a toll on youngest children’s socialization | Park, dam work in progress at Feeding Hills' Tuckahoe Farm | Part Two: Agawam Public Schools release educational strategic plan | Part two: Town of Agawam budget discussed during budget workshop | Petition to recount 5-vote election margin is deemed invalid in Agawam | Petitioners seek earlier opening of Agawam spray park season | Phantom Sheep Players troupe to perform holiday improv show | Pickleball demand adds new courts at Agawam park | Planner praises mayor, colleagues as he readies for new job | Pleasant weather drives big turnout for National Night Out in Agawam | Police: ‘No danger’ as dozens of guns are taken from Agawam house | Police, roadwork projects on track, Agawam mayor says | Popular gluten and allergy-free restaurant moves to Agawam | Potential 5-way mayor race would require preliminary vote in Agawam | Preparing for Singing Christmas Tree starts months in advance | Primary election in Agawam to include early, mail voting | Agawam Principals credit student patrol for drop in bus misbehavior | Program introduces students to advanced manufacturing careers | ‘Project Pen Pal’ allows Agawam students to learn by writing freely | PTOs will sponsor tree lightings in Agawam, Feeding Hills | Public health nurse: Agawam can do better with vaccinations | Public Library to host Alzheimer’s presentation | Questions and answers with 2 candidates for Agawam mayor | Quiet reelection campaign for Agawam council incumbents | Races for Agawam mayor, council, school board Nov. 2 | Races for mayor, council, school board on Agawam ballot | Rachel’s Challenge pushes students to spread kindness | Radar signs, 20 mph zone planned this summer on Mill St. | Recount may determine which newcomer joins school board | Recreational marijuana moratorium to expire, town must vote in November | Red Door Theater seeks support as search for new home continues | Red Door Theatre continues search for new home | Remembering 9/11 in Agawam | Resident 3D printing mask extenders for first responders | Resident giving away masks to West Springfield, Agawam school employees | Resident hosts peaceful protest, march in support of BLM movement | Residents elect new school committee, city council members | Restaurant gives back to community | Retired pastor reflects on 2nd career at Agawam, Southwick Methodist churches | Richard Theroux to leave Agawam Clerk’s Office in January, will seek Council seat | Seven-year-old boy raises thousands for local charities | Rising Agawam musicians selected to regional festival bands | River cleanup to be hosted in Agawam and Westfield | River cleanups planned to honor ‘unsung hero’ Jack Coughlin | Riverside Productions offers ‘old school’ inspiration for musicians | Roadwork cost inflation leaves Agawam police station $2M short | Robert retires after more than two decades at Agawam Senior Center | Robotics team gets financial boost from Agawam ’69 grads | Robotics teams introduce Agawam teens to engineering, tech | Russo, 1st in election, will be only new city councilor in ’22 | Sacred Heart Parish seeks donations for Loaves and Fishes | Sally Ride visits Agawam Library | Sandlin wins split vote as Agawam City Council president | Sapelli addresses issues facing Agawam in coming year | Sapelli and Konieczny break down increase in 2019 tax bills | Sapelli and Reichelt discuss progress, issues facing towns | Sapelli, City Council announce outdoor dining extension | Sapelli discusses first iniatives as new mayor | Sapelli focuses on Agawam successes in State of the City address | Sapelli formally sworn in as city’s new mayor | Sapelli says Agawam's ‘in good hands’ with Johnson | Sapelli sworn in for second term as Mayor of Agawam | Sapelli thanks ‘good team’ after winning 3rd term | Sapelli touts investments in infrastructure in annual speech | Sapelli touts ‘team effort’ as Agawam council considers budget | Sapelli wins 3rd term as Agawam re-elects most incumbents | Sapelli won’t be candidate for reelection as Agawam mayor | Scammers hit area with phone calls designed to steal | Schnepp presents 2019 programs of study changes to Agawam School Committee | School committee discuss specifics of hybrid learning plan | School Committee discusses Lemanski’s accomplishments in evaluation | School committee discusses return to in-person learning | School committee hears AP program, MCAS score updates | School Committee hears program updates, elects new vice chair | School Committee passes resolution against mask mandate | School committee plans for possible COVID outbreak | School leaders call at-home testing a more efficient pandemic response | Schools weathered pandemic with grants, new superintendent | Second-grader donates money, inspires family | ‘Seen and appreciated’: 5 Agawam teachers awarded for excellence | Senator Velis seeks funds for Agawam’s aging sewers | Senior Center director reflects as he prepares to leave Agawam | Senior Center will use $50K grant for renovations, programs | Senior Games billiards to be hosted at Agawam Senior Center | Sentimental ride: Agawam couple takes a Model A drive into history | Seven candidates vying for spot on school committee | Shore cleanup slated on river in Agawam, West Springfield | Short timeline prompts Agawam City Council to limit mail voting this year | Singing Christmas Tree returns to aid orphans in Haiti | Six Flags is seeking seasonal employees, over 3,000 jobs open | Six Flags New England anticipates park enhancements | Six Flags New England to feature Coffin Challenge | Six Flags New England to host ‘Military Appreciation Week’ | Six Flags works with Agawam officials to mitigate park traffic | Small, independent movie theaters find creative ways to stay afloat | Solar farms now allowed outside of industrial-zoned areas | St. John the Evangelist’s preschool building on initial success | Stakeholder group rebuilds plan to guide Agawam schools | Starbucks, clinic, fast food planned at busy Agawam crossroad | ‘Start With Hello’ program continues at junior high | Still time to view Fabulous Fall Decorating Contest | Student attendance, emotional support among Agawam school goals | Students at Agawam's renamed Sapelli School now ready to SOAR | Students bring science out of the classroom at James Clark | Summer program readies Agawam students for high school | Super Tuesday is last chance to vote in presidential primary | Superintendent presents academic awards to four AHS seniors | Tax rates down, tax bills up for Agawam property owners | Agawam tax rates fall, but homeowners will pay more as values rise | Teachers bring industry skills to classroom from ‘externship’ | Cousin of Anne Sullivan will accept award for famous Feeding Hills figure | Agawam teen’s first video wins statewide sportsmanship award | Tenaska and Berkshire Power Company introduce college scholarship program | Tennessee Gas cited for two wetland violations | Tetreault awarded fellowship at Agawam Lions celebration | The Federal temporarily closes for renovations, tweaks | No action taken against The Still, parking ban denied | Third Annual No More Silence Motorcycle Run to take place in Agawam | This year’s Agawam grads are true 100th, researcher finds | Three candidates seeking election to Third Hampden County seat | Ticket sales from Tuna Goddess preview night supports Ronald McDonald House | Time to change the station, says Agawam police chief | Town awarded state funds for small businesses struggling with pandemic | Town had to adapt to changing circumstances in past two years | Town hosts annual National Night Out event on Aug. 6 | Agawam installs network of electric vehicle charging stations | Town of Agawam battling increasing number of coronavirus cases | Town of Agawam budget discussed during budget workshop | Towns prepare for Big E, keeping bridge project in mind | Tree It Forward program comes to Agawam | Tree lightings brighten Christmas on Agawam, Feeding Hills greens | Turkish section at Agawam library fulfills immigrant's dream | TW Metals expands with new facility in "business-friendly" Agawam | Two cyclists from Agawam raise funds to fight cancer | Utility pole holdups delaying Agawam fiber-optic network | Velis wants later hours back at Agawam veterans cemetery | Velis receives AMVETS Legislative Award | Vendor interested in building fiber network in Agawam | VetDogs to hold fundraiser at American Polish Club | Veterans Day event dedicates flagpole in militia lawn | Veterans Day observance moves to Granger lawn | Veterans make sure the U.S.S. Forrestal is not forgotten | Vickers Oil donates 100 gallons of oil to family in need | Volunteers fulfill friend’s dying wish and help cats stay warm | Volunteers in Agawam, West Side gear up for Girl Scout cookie season | Volunteers pay tribute to veterans with annual wreath-laying in Agawam | Well-versed: 2023's top Agawam poetry performer repeats | West Springfield author hosts writer conference in Agawam | West Springfield, Agawam reflect on Morgan–Sullivan traffic during Big E | Western Mass residents walk for a cure in the Jimmy Fund Walk | Wetlands, old rail line OK’d to become outdoor classroom in Agawam | Wilson-Thompson American Legion Post 185 to host concert | Wingard hopes to bring ‘deep roots, fresh ideas’ to Agawam City Council | With bear population on the rise, wildlife expert warns against birdfeeders | With Big E’s return, a quest to recoup $1 million in lost revenue begins in West Springfield | Work Opportunity Center executive director decides to retire | Wozniak represents West of the River Chamber during City Council meeting | Wreath drive to end human trafficking nears $100K mark | Wreath-laying event will honor veterans buried in Agawam | Wreaths Across America continues to seek out donations | Wreaths Across America preparing for December wreath laying | Wreaths Across America seeking volunteers for clean-up day | Wreaths Across America traveling exhibit to visit Agawam | Wreaths of America host traveling exhibit in Agawam | Wreaths With a Reason gears up for winter season | Wreaths With A Reason working to end sex trafficking | YMCA celebrates one year in Agawam | Young Agawam artist’s painting to be featured in statewide exhibition | Young Agawam resident helps women celebrate pregnancy with ‘Mommy Magnet’ | Agawam | Agawam Motor Lodge looks to appeal classification in Boston | Agawam, DEP continue testing Games and Lanes | New Agawam High School track, athletic facility on hold | Agawam files petition against Motor Lodge | Agawam celebrates third National Night Out August 4 | Agawam celebrates Purple Heart City, Trail designations | Agawam dog park celebration ceremony set for Sept. 12 | ‘Scramble for the Animals’ returns to Oak Ridge Golf Club | 2013 in review: Area faces changes, challenges | Boy Scouts honor Cassidy at annual fundraising event | 50's musical is next for Teen Ensemble Theatre | Abutters question cost of electricity upgrades | ACC seeks grant applications | 'Acts of charity' serve as 'testament' to community, family | Addiction resource center opens April 7 | Addiction Resource Center to reopen this week | A dedicated few continue efforts to preserve an historic landmark | Ad Hoc pushes for additional funding of School Street Park | ADOG inches closer to its fundraising goal | ADOG secures funding to create dog off-leash park | ADOG secures funds to create an off-leash dog park | After dust settles, subcommittees work to draft new parking ordinance | First reading of Agawam blight ordinance raises enforcement questions | Agawam celebrates new Senior Center | Agawam celebrates official opening of School Street Park | Agawam Cinemas owner reaches fundraising goal | Agawam commemorates 9-11 | Parent group hosts Common Core Forum to educate public | Agawam couple finalists in wedding contest | Agawam couple is suing the city | Agawam Cultural Council announces 2005 SummerFest schedule | Agawam Cultural Council announces grant recipients | Agawam custodians receive an award for their recycling efforts | Agawam Day celebration livens up Big E | Agawam Democratic Committee seeks to overhaul Agawam Cable TV | Finalized park design awaits foundation’s approval | Agawam dog park breaks ground | Agawam elections underway | Agawam Fire Department, Red Cross to install new smoke, CO detectors | Agawam Fire Department awarded EMS Service of the Year | Agawam firefighter graduates from state fire academy | Agawam Gators inspire community camaraderie | Agawam High School receives second Bio-Tech grant | Agawam High students explore work world at annual Expo | Agawam honors area's veterans | Agawam insulated from nation's economic downturn | Agawam joins the Mass Recycle! Campaign | Agawam kicks off annual Toys for Tots campaign | Agawam largely eludes FY10 economic catastrophes | Agawam launches new city website | Agawam Lions band together for ailing cub | Agawam Little League honors Antonio Bruno | Agawam offers responsible way to get rid of prescriptions | Agawam Middle School recognizes sixth grade honor roll students | Complaints surface about Agawam Motor Lodge, town investigates | Agawam native finds unique career path | Agawam native sculpts pain, faith into melodic treatise | Agawam Paranormal gives clients ‘peace of mind’ | Agawam Council approves grant for police dispatch training | Agawam Public Library announces summer programs | Agawam Public Library to feature a variety of artwork this month | Agawam Public Schools receive glowing EQA report | Agawam ready for Mother Nature | Agawam Remembers 9/11 | Agawam resident creates 5K benefit | Agawam resident donates hair to Locks of Love Program | Agawam resident hopes to patent new invention | Agawam resident wins 'Ms. Senior Massachusetts Pageant | Agawam's Booming | Agawam Shoppes welcomes newest tenant | Agawam’s new planning director settles into role | Junior high offers social media guidance, help | Agawam teacher demonstrates 'Excellence' | Agawam updates natural disaster mitigation plans | Agawam weathers economic downturn | Agawam woman working to keep children warm this winter | Agawam Y-Express scheduled to open this fall | Agreement is signed by Agawam | Agricultural Commission lacks quorum | AJWC announces Easter plant sale | AJWC collects used cell phones for women at risk of domestic abuse | AJWC fashion fund-raiser slated for April 15 | AJWC hosts a variety of holiday events | AJWC seek walkers, donations for the Rays of Hope Walk | AJWC to host annual fashion show and brunch to benefit their scholarship fund | AJWC works to collect items for a variety of organizations | A mother's eternal love pays tribute to lost son | Anisa’s Closet offers high fashion at a low price | Annual budget calls for replacement of police cruisers | Anti-bullying forum to promote tolerance | Anytime Fitness ready to become first full gym in Agawam | Applause Series resumes just after new year | 'Applause' series to begin | Applause series to feature author Jacqueline Sheehan | Apple Festival planned for Smith House on Sept. 24 | A quick snack | A show of talent | ATI honors Palagne, V&F Auto as Humanitarian of the Year | Audience laughs, sinckers, cheers for mayoral candidates | Author explores the world of celebrity escorts | Author launches first novel with Nov. 2 book signing | Avery wins 2011 Congressional Art Competition | Awards ceremony spotlights exceptional senior class | BAGS SPORT AGAWAM COLORS | Bank helps to make new senior bus a reality | Barn grant application denied | Bedside ceremony lets dying mother fulfill her daughter's wedding wish | Beginners tennis league sparks interest | Being an ‘authentic’ leader takes more than just a job title | Benefit to assist Hogan family with burial expenses set for Aug.7 | Benton, Cohen make the cut for mayor's seat | Bethany hits links for good cause | Big-ticket capital improvements in the works | Bingo for books to be presented By GFWC | Birthday bash celebrates 50 years at Clark Elementary | Birthday coming up | Bitzas explains resolution | Bitzas receives an award for his sales achievements | Bitzas seeks support of resolution | 'Bizarre' changes win coaster fifth Golden Ticket | Blue Cross honors Agawam for health insurance innovation | Board approves new waterslide | Board approves waterslide | Bobby Schindler, brother of Terri Schiavo, to speak in Agawam | Boldyga, Di Santi ready arsenals for debate | Boldyga strategizes for upcoming term | Bonavita seeks a seat on the School Committee | Bonzai Pipelines newest addition to Hurricane Harbor | Bowl for kids' sake | Breast cancer survivor walks for a cure | Brouhaha erupts over Veterans' Council | Bryant to appear at AuthorTalk Jan. 30 | Budget, land-taking spark disagreements in council | Budget passes but not before controversy over education | Burn victim makes miraculous three-month recovery | Business expands line with acquisition | Business is good and nutty for this entrepreneur | Business owner proves youth, fashion are just states of mind | Call fire fighters donate new vests to AFD | Calling all Robin Hoods and Robyn Hoods | Cameron to continue his friend's work on the School Committee | Camp inspires kids to have fun while learning | Candidates already vying for mayor's seat | Candidates line up to unseat Rep. Rosemary Sandlin | Candidates on the ballot for the third Hampden District are released | Candidates quick to charge at Dawson | Candidates squabble amidst debate | Candidates struggle to organize debate | Capital investments maintain operations | Career Center hopes to increase partnerships with local businesses | Ordinance addresses municipal vehicles, sparks debate | Celebrate autumn with Rotary’s Harvest Fest | Celebrating 100 years | Celebration of local state park slated for June 16 | Celtic concert series to educate and entertain | Ceremony honors veterans for their service | Chamber deems local business ‘2013 Employer of Choice’ | Chamber promotes life lessons for students | Chamber supports Tennis Road project | Chamber to host candidates’ forum Oct. 6 | Charity golf event to raise funds for soldiers | Charity recognizes teacher for his dedication | Resident proposes regular review schedule for Charter | Chefs for Jimmy aims to raise $1 million | Chefs for Jimmy fundraiser: A foodie’s paradise | Chefs to raise funds for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | Childhood innocence unites a community | Children explore theatre | Children prove cancer isn't 'A Walk in the Park' | Church hosts Boar's Head Festival | Church offers free monthly ‘New Covenant’ medical clinic | Church offers new series | City Councilor Cichetti addresses MassGOP spending complaint | Circus camp offers fun, life lessons | City Address emphasizes accomplishments, not crises | City budget passes | City, chamber work to answer questions on economic growth | City continues with next phases of the Sewer Extension Project | Council considers marijuana facility zoning | City Council approves $6.4 bond for new Senior Center | City Council approves Sewer Extension Project | City Council denies Meadowbrook / Valleybrook park funding | City Council dismisses Sewer Extension Project | 'City Council duped by new parking ordinance' Rheault | City Council finally votes on controversial parking ordinance | City Council meeting results in new projects | City Council member clears up reported comments on Historic Overlay Proposal | City Councilors to make their voices heard in Boston | City Councilors weigh in on Vets' Council controversy | City Council raises business, property taxes for FY11 | City Council to vote on future of Thomas Smith House | City Council votes to ease small business tax burden | City Council votes to place sewer project on hold | City earns awards for 'Move" efforts | City files emergency preamble on parking issue | City finally delivers on promise for sewers | City honors former City honors former solicitor last week | City hosts household hazardous waste collection | City leaders strive to achieve Green Community designation | City officials call on public to help save School Street Barn | City officials still navigating through budget process | City officials support state's proposal to amend the CPA | City receives Urban Self-Help grant | City seeking help to gain state funding | City to break ground on sewer project this month | City to host household hazardous waste collection | Clambake steams up mayoral races | Clark School Student Council continues tradition | Classmate inspires others to 'walk for babies' | Cohen and Dawson bring out the big guns | Cohen announces re-election bid | Cohen begins new administration | Cohen brings new attitude to this election cycle | Cohen kicks off campaign for fourth term | Cohen presented with community service awards | Cohen puts on freeze | Cohen Returns | Cohen, Sandlin assess votes, continue campaigning | Cohen to sign commitment to military families of deployed | College grad receives most prestigious scholarship in U.S. | Columnist to visit library | Comedy night to benefit dog park development | Commission reviews Phase II of sewer plans | Committee appoints Sapelli interim superintendent | Committee approves 2014 school budget | Committee dismayed by slow progress on sewer project | Agawam signs Commonwealth Community Compact | Community Center assessment team adopt final report | Community Preservation Act Committee seeks input on millions in spending | Company remains mum about changes | Complaints trigger City Council to amend ordinance | Conference brings media and environmentalists to Robinson | Congreate Housing | Conservation Commission approves Riverwalk extension, solar project | Construction to resume at Borgatti | Cooper's to host fundraiser for Shriners Hospital | Cost of Feeding Hills sewer project questioned | Could residents lose local news coverage? | Council amends zoning for parking | Council approves creation of master plan for school track | Council approves FY12 tax rates | Council approves new dog license fee, gets update on sewer project's Phase Two | Council approves school bond, questions tax agreement | Council approves School Street Barn, Park design funding | Council approves temporary marijuana moratorium | Council approves term extensions, FY13 budget | Council Candidate sees youth recreation center as a priority | Council considers raising fees for Perry Lane Nursery School | Council considers term extensions for elected officials | Council divided on tax shift | Council grants zone changes and considers amendment | Council approves water rate increase | Council majority votes to keep status quo | Council majority votes to diminish stabilization account | Council, mayor work to draft new Capital Improvement Plan | Council must decide on new cell phone tower | Council approves new zoning uses, improvement plan | Council OKs Jr. High roof appropriation | Council on Aging awards four for service to seniors | Council opts against putting CPA repeal on ballot | Councilor calls for answer | Councilor calls for decrease of $11 million sewer phase | Councilors make last-minute move on budget | Councilors seek to reimburse residents for collection services | Councilors set to vote on ordinance for school funds | Council passes shift raising property taxes | Council scrutinizes budget, limits fund transfers | Council tables latest Sportsman's Club decision | Council tables motion indefinitely, disapproves another | Council tables vote on Phase II sewer land-taking | Council to decide fate of School Street Barn | Council to decide if budget is a 'blueprint' | Council to flush sewer extension project | Council to host golf course workshop, awaits legal opinion | Committee plans to scrutinize golf course profits | Council votes to stabilize School Street Barn | Council waits to accept grant until itemization provided | Council will write on Robinson | Counseling program gets national attention | Couple fights removal of goats from property | Couple to share Thanksgiving with their community | Coyote sightings normal during breeding season | CPA approves additional funding | CPA funding to be examined at June 20 meeting | CPA plans to continue work through FY11 | CPC agrees to fund second phase of park | CPC approves School Street Barn, park design funding | CPC hears input on Phase II of School Street Park | CPC seeks input on spending Preservation Act funds | Crafters sought for fund-raiser | Crisis averted in Brazil, residents to come home | Crowley’s offers free pony rides and hayrides during its open house | Crowley's sold, to become sports complex | Crowley's to remain open, downsizes operations | Cultural Council announces third season of 'Applause' | Cultural Council plans New York City bus trips | Cultural Council rewards exceptional artists | Cultural Council sponsors program about Mark Twain and his wife, Olivia | Cuts required to meet level funded school budget | Cyberhair revolutionizes hair loss market | Cyclone rollercoaster to retire in July | Dachos retires as planning director after 33 years | 'Dark Knight' now 'glows in the park' | 'Dark Knight' slows coast into Six Flags | Dawson brings a new dawn for Agawam | Dawson: Czajkowski to decide teacher layoffs | Dawson determined to 'make it a winning ticket this time' | Dawson inspires thousands to cure diabetes | Dawson questioned on re-election campaign violation | Dawson spotlights change | Dawson squeaks by Cohen | Dawson to meet demand for increased school funding | Dawson to seek re-election | Deadline looms for residents interested in city positions | Debate doesn’t ignite sparks | Dedicated seniors bringing new center to life | Dedicated women devote careers to autistic students | Democratic committee to honor Fitzpatrick, Sandlin | Democratic Town Committee to bestow honors for dedicated service | Department heads approached for input on zoning update | Despite weather, Six Flags caps its newest thrill ride | Developer breaks ground on new medical building | Dialysis Center to offer convenient treatment | Di Santi to make bid for State Rep seat | Distractology teaches students dangers of texting and driving | District submits 'interest' for new high school | Doering recognized during inaugural event | Dog park design nearing finalization, bid | Dog park supporters garner members, plan fund-raisers | Donation sustains nutrition program at center | Controversial DPU billing rule revoked | DPW reminds residents about yard waste drop-off passes | Drivers warned of bridge lane closures | Duracell challenges public to 'power those who protect us' | Earth Day event to include Little League ceremonies | Easthampton Savings Bank celebrates its Grand Opening | Economic development top priority for Dawson administration | Economic hearings | Efforts to repair bridge progressing ... slowly | Emergency notification system alerts residents in minutes | Energy audits benefit AHA residents | Energy Commission to focus on green initiatives throughout town | Enforcement flaws hinder youth smoking ordinance | Exhibit aims to change public view of pit bulls | Families on mission to restore cut funding | Family-friendly roller coaster ready for season opening at Six Flags | familyisbestingred | Family places tree in honor of son | Fate of Meadow Street property uncertain | Federal grant increases firefighter safety | Feeding Hills residents 'shoot' for championship title | Feeding Hills resident shoots for world championship | Early stages of roadway improvement begin | Feeding Hills' Teen earns Gold | Agawam woman helps others find wellness | Feline Friends seek food donations throughout summer | Financial boost to help Millennium Press succeed | Financial stability remains a top priority for Cohen | Firefighters answer the call for service to community | First ever Project 6 serves all corners of the community | Fitness studio encourages members to ‘go red’ to raise heart disease awareness | Five candidates vying for mayor's seat | Flood of orange and brown invades The Big E | Formal design process for dog park begins, fundraising continues | Former Secret Service agent champions honor above all | Former student uses art to enhance urban area | Foundation keeps legacy of Agawam woman alive | Friends, family pay tribute to true gentleman | Friends fight for 'natural state' at Robinson State Park | Friends of Rivera honor memory, raise funds for Shriner's Hospital | Friends of Robinson Park mend fences with DCR | Friends of the Agawam Senior Center celebrate 25 years | FRIENDS PARTNERED TO HELP | Friends' project benefits from golf tournament | Friends sell coupons to benefit the Sr. Center expansion | Friends to host Walks in Park | Friends to sell French Meat Pies and travel the globe | Fright Fest puts the scream in Halloween | From dream...to reality | Fuel assistance fund diminished this season | Fund-raiser nets support for School Street Barn project | Fund-raisers, donations boost Fuel Assistance Fund | Fundraising efforts continue to establish town dog park | FY06 budget approved | Baker’s proposed budget would give Agawam economic boost | Galvin outlines state's needs | Games & Lanes site clean up planned | Genealogical society celebrates its 40th birthday | Ghoul School provides educational, screaming good time | Glow in the Park Parade to shine bright at Six Flags | Golden Agers invite residents to take part in trips | Golf course topic of public workshop | Golf Tournament is big success despite weather | "Goliath" slide show | Good vibrations at 'WingFest 2006' | Grant could offset $1.3 million school repairs | Grant helps Agawam continue its waste reduction efforts | Grants expand lab's job search capabilities | Grants provide upgrades for police force | Greyhounds in need of permanent homes | Group hosts hikes in Robinson State Park | Group sets slate of fund-raisers to purchase bus for Senior Center | Groups host clean-up | Heritage Hall North upholds industry standards | High School hosts Job Fair | High school sophomore senses plight of human condition | High school to see lunch line upgrade this fall | High school track in desperate need of repair | Historical Association works to restore Thomas Smith House | Historical Association strives to keep the Smith House standing | Holiday tour showcases local homes | Housewares opens to rave reviews | Housing crisis hits home | Hurricane Katrina volunteers tell their story | ‘Idol’ competition comes to Agawam | Improvements made to plaza | Influx of veterans in need calls for increased Chapter 115 funds | Input on Capital Improvement Program sought at June 6 meeting | Insurance Center of New England officially opens | Is preservation an illusion? | It's Official: Dawson's Mayor | Job fair to bring together local businesses and students | June 4 is public hearing date for town's capital improvement plan | Kathy Picard awarded 2014 Pynchon Award | Katsoulis announces City Council candidacy | Kidsfest '06 features mimes and music | KidsFest and SummerFest liven up Vet's Green | KidsFest: Kids invited to come out for summer of music, magic and fun | Kids splash into Mr. Six's newest island adventure | Kit & Kaboodle holds registration for winter theatre workshops | Kozloski to be honored for lifetime of service | Laborers' Union representative says 'no' to Barr Inc. | Lack of manpower won't prevent SummerFest, KidsFest | Lawns come alive with swing | Legislators disagree on new pay raise | Beer dinner raises funds to support Capt. Leonard House preservation | Letellier and Calabrese take over reigns of City Council | 'Let's Move!' inspires town to get active | Library exhibits photographs of local artist in September | Library features Annalee doll exhibit | Library hosts state officials' cabinet meeting | Library receives grant to improve customer service | Library selected as site for famous historical images | Library's Teen Advisory Council hosts collection for hurricane victims | Library's Teen Advisory Council hosts collection for hurricane victims | Library to begin 'The Socrates Cafe' on May 16 | Library to have a Chocolate Festival | Agawam library to offer tips on "practical happiness" | Lighting ceremony will be at new venue | Limited funding won't inhibit Cultural Council | Lions Club looking for people to help with Big E fundraiser | Agawam City Council formally opposes statewide cuts to local aid | Local artist creates Pomegranate Collection | Local artist opens fourth show of new work | Local author honors woman with book | Local GOP host Jobs Forum for region | Local gymnasts perform well at AAU Junior Olympics | Local is named into the Hall of Fame | Local man says he will keep fighting | Local man sings memories of the early 1900's | Local officials attend third annual Cultural Night | Locals gear up for the 33rd Annual Pan-Massachusetts Challenge | Locals prove pink is 'tres chic' throughout October | Local teen hosts dance to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association | Local woman takes ‘strides’ to honor her sister | Lone Councilor argues against city pay raise | Long hours, elbow grease make Park and Rec. flourish | Long overdue DPW facility project begins in Agawam | Loophole found in use rate | Boy Scout raises funds to attend Jamboree in Japan | Magovern kicks-off campaign for state rep | Family is best ingredient for Mama Galloni’s restaurant | Man rides to honor veterans with wreaths | Many potential candidates have taken out nomination papers | Martin retires from Fire Department | MassDOT funds River Walk Loop project | MassDOT project to improve safety | Massive cleanup reopens Pynchon Point | Mayor announces he will run for his 5th term in office | Mayor delivers State of the City Address | Mayor dispels rumors about new senior center | Mayor donates to soldiers | Mayor-elect transitions into role | Mayor fails to turn in FY10 budget by deadline | Mayor honors paramedic | Mayor names new Sr. Center director | Mayor proclaims United Nations Day | Mayor recognizes Gold Medalist | Mayor releases $4.8 million Capital Improvement Program | Mayor requests salary concessions | Mayor's budget proposal 'averts large-scale layoffs' | Mayor's CIP contains mostly housekeeping projects | Mayor signs green proclamation | Mayor's proposed tax shift increases bills | Mayor's suggestions spark more debate | Mayor advocates for Quinn Bill | Mayors wrestle with budget | Mayor will push for restitution in sewer break | MEMORIAL AVENUE BRIDGE CRUMBLING | Memorial Day Events | Memory book creates opportunity for parents and children to interact | Memory Lane Chorus invites new members | Agency offers mental health first aid training | Mercy opens satellite Hearing Center in Agawam | Mihos bringing populist stance to party nomination fight | Miracle on Main Street: Community gives family a Christmas | Mixed use district a step closer to becoming reality | Mom's Night Out promises great holiday shopping | Monster mortgage won't cover all costly repairs | More controversy surrounds transient parking ordinance | More than 'Six Flags' donated to town | Mother inspired to help troops serving in Iraq | Mother pledges to aid victims of substance abuse | Much needed Senior Center becoming reality | Murder mystery dinner to raise money for Agawam Cinemas | Musicians to join fight against cancer | ‘Naked’ native faces ultimate test of survival | NAMI invites public to a year of forums on mental illness | NAMI-WM fight stigmas about mental illness 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    Date: 8/7/2015

    AGAWAM – In the next step of a long process, the town has filed an emergency petition against the Agawam Motor Lodge.

    In a report filed, Chulho and Sangyeon Yoo, the owners of the property, as well as 25 occupants of the Agawam Motor Lodge were listed as defendants.

    The town has reported that people are staying at the motel for more than the allowed 30 days under its current classification. The Agawam Motel is an R-1 Transient Motel under the Massachusetts State Building Code, which means occupants cannot exceed the 30-day stay.

    Because the owners of the Agawam Motor Lodge had allowed semi-permanent residency going beyond the limit, it had “illegally converted” and is functioning as an R-2 Non-Transient Lodging House, according to the petition.

    The change in classification also requires the installation of a sprinkler system, according to the petition, but this is something that Attorney Gerard DiSanti, who is representing Yoo, will question when both sides appear in court on Aug. 7.

    The other claim the town makes is that the Agawam Motor Lodge is a nuisance to the community, citing 184 police responses, including 22 arrests, and 70 responses from the Fire Department from Jan. 1 to June 30.

    DiSanti said these areas are the focus for the initial court hearing.

    “Right now, I’m in the process of verifying whether or not there’s legal grounds for the need to install a sprinkler system and challenging the fact that the Agawam Motor Lodge is a nuisance to the public,” he said. “Keep in mind that’s a four-way intersection, so there’s a lot of noise and a lot of people. That in and of itself creates a lot of problems.”

    The complaint against the motel has asked the owners to vacate the building, provide alternative housing for occupants listed as defendants, demolish the building or draft a written rehabilitation plan, correct all code violations – whether fire, health, building or housing – and appoint a receiver to take over the property.

    The two sides met on Aug. 4, and DiSanti said the Agawam Motor Lodge was brought up to code and the “only issues that are outstanding” are in regards to the sprinkler system, a change of use and whether or not the motel is a trouble to the town.

    The motel is, as of now, still open because of a 45 day appeal window, and DiSanti said he and his clients will know more about the future of the Agawam Motor Lodge after the court date.

    “We’ll know better after Friday how things are going to turn out. One of the important things was that it was definitely a productive meeting on behalf the town of Agawam, housing inspector, law department, the deputy fire chief and the mayor,” DiSanti said.

    Issues with the Agawam Motor Lodge came to light after residents of a condemned building in Springfield were relocated to rooms in the motel in June. The residents complained of health and safety hazards, which spurred the town to look into the allegations.   

    While no decision regarding the court hearing was made by press time, continue to check www.thereminder.com for updates as the story unfolds.

     

     

     
     
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