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Maintenance of Southwick's rail trail requires cooperative...
The maintenance may be seasonal, but it requires a year-long effort by the Park and Recreation Commission with assistance from the Friends of the Southwick Rail Trail to keep the six-mile long 'Jog' rail trail clean, groomed and safe for its users.
14 hrs ago
Mary Boscher honored by Westfield Woman's Club as Volunteer of the Year
Mary Boscher, of Westfield, was recently honored by the Westfield Woman's Club as its Volunteer of the Year.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Belchertown officials appoint new Planning Board member following resignation
Meeting jointly, the Selectmen and Planning Board named Rob Wojtczak to the Planning Board on a 7-2 vote at Monday's meeting.
Buffer zone replacement bill on Gova s desk
State lawmakers have two more days to act on controversial bills, but House members are also pushing to override a number of Governor Deval Patrick's budget vetoes.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Columbia Greenway rail trail project rolling forward
The second half of the Columbia Greenway rail trail will be completed this fall, extending the multi-use trail from the Southwick town line to East Silver Street.
Southwick man arrested for alleged OUI after pulling into police station parking lot
Ofc. Bradford Fisk wrote in the police report that around 6:15 a.m. Saturday, dispatch radioed him and another officer that there was unusual activity in the Southwick Police Station front parking lot.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Residents around Southwick's Congamond Lakes concerned about...
A citizens organization is appealing the decision to allow tree-cutting and mining on the shore of a body of water that lies in Southwick , Massachusetts, over concerns that it could have a devastating environmental impact and no one will be keeping an eye on it.
Masked man accused of break-in at Crabby Joea s
Southwick police say they caught a man trying to hide after he broke into Crabby Joe's Bar & Grill early Wednesday morning.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Seth Kellogg's Birds of the AIr: Sapsuckers are in mountains, at feeder
The yard and feeders could not be any busier. The hummingbirds now number six at one time, zipping around the feeders as well as the patches of bee balm that stand tall and lushy red.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Springfield police: Southwick man falls for telephone scam, duped...
A Southwick man fell for a telephone scam where an anonymous caller claimed to be holding his father hostage and would release him only for a $1,000 ransom.
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Westfield state senator invites residents to participate in Citizen Legislative Seminar
State Sen. Donald F. Humason Jr., R-Westfield, is looking for constituents of the 2nd Hamden-Hampshire District interested in participating in the state's annual Citizens' Legislative Seminar scheduled for Oct. 14 and 15. The seminar provides participants with a "hands-on" experience, Humason said, of the general workings of state government.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Voice of Audubon: Western Massachusetts bird sightings
Some notable nesting birds reported were green heron, belted kingfisher, willow flycatcher, eastern kingbird, yellow-throated vireo, hermit thrush, brown thrasher, Louisiana waterthrush, swamp sparrow and indigo bunting.
Southwick to host fireworks, carnival days
The town's annual fireworks celebration will be held July 25 followed by Southwick Carnival Days July 26 and 27. The Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor the fireworks, assisted by numerous local businesses and individuals, beginning at about 9 p.m. Carnival Days is sponsored by Southwick Rotary and will feature games and activities for ... (more)
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Process begins for town acceptance of Southwick's Robin Road neighborhood
An official survey of the Robin Road neighborhood will begin shortly, the next step towards official acceptance of the road as a town road.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Proposed state environmental bond includes $14 million for projects...
Pending state legislation aimed at preserving open space, parks and clean energy includes about $14 million for projects here and in Holyoke and Southwick.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Pet Project: Dogs and cats available for adoption in Western Massachusetts shelters July 11
Each week The Republican and MassLive showcase dogs and cats available for adoption at shelters at rescue organizations in Western Massachusetts.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Westfield Homeless Cat Project to hold 4-day adoption marathon for...
The Westfield Homeless Cat Project on Thursday will launch a four-day marathon offering cats for adoption in exchange for a donation of any amount.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Westfield Homeless Cat Project caring for 11 cats rescued from squalid trailer in Southampton
SOUTHAMPTON — As the Westfield Homeless Cat Project continues to work on finding homes for the remainder of 35 cats found dumped in Southwick a few weeks back, the non-profit facility has taken on another eleven.