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  • Westfield cancels Memorial Day Parade

    By Jim Kinney | jkinney@repub.com  Follow on Twitter on May 29, 2016 at 9:23 PM, updated May 30, 2016 at 7:27 AM Memorial Day ceremonies which had been planned to be outdoors will now be 11 a.m., Monday, May 30 inside  the auditorium at South Middle School, 30 West Silver St. WESTFIELD– The city of Westfield cancelled Sunday night its Memorial Day Parade which had been scheduled for Monday morning. The city cited predicted inclement weather in a post on its Facebook page.   The parade was to have concluded across the street at Parker Memorial Park. Weather forecasts call for a tropical rainstorm with nearly half an inch of rain expected to fall in Westfield. Parades in Chicopee and in Agawam and South Hadley have been cancelled as well.


  • Podcast 002 | Technology

    Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss minimalism approaches to technology, and they attempt to answer the following questions: How do you minimize social media feeds and not miss important info? How do you minimize your online browsing habits? How do you apply minimalism to technology? How do you embrace minimalism when your partner has no interest? What advice do you have for artists overwhelmed by art supplies? What was the most difficult thing for you to get rid of? How do you expand your vocabulary? How do you explain you don’t want things for gifts, but experiences? Is it better to donate items or to sell them? What does value mean to you? The Five Values in your book Minimalism are health, relationships, passion, growth, and contribution. If there was a sixth value, what would it be? Detailed show notes: http://theminimalists.com/podcast


  • Goodbye Jeanette A. Doyon

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    Jeanette A. (Major) Doyon, 99, a longtime resident of Worthington Street in the Aldenville section of Chicopee, was Called Safely Home on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. She passed into Eternal Life at Mount Saint Vincent Care Center in Holyoke surrounded by all the memories she loved and cherished. She was born in Dixville, Province of Quebec, Canada on April 23, 1917, a beloved daughter of the late Eugene J. and Leonie M. (Crete) Major. She was a communicant of Sainte Rose de Lima Church in Aldenville. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved husband, Fernando G. “Pete” Doyon who was Called Home on October 16, 2010; her loving daughter, Karen Marie (Doyon) Regnier who was Called Home on June 7, 2000; and her four loving brothers, Norman E. Major who was Called Home on September 1, 1991, Leo Paul Major who was Called Home on December 4, 1995, Rheal A. Major who was Called Home on April 19, 1999 and Roger E. Major who was Called Home on March 13, 2001. She leaves her son-in-law, Thomas L. Regnier; her two grandchildren, Jesse C. Regnier and Amanda J. Bidwell (David)

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  • Get the Latest Tech News From Technology Blogs

    First off, the word blog is the shortened “web log.” Most of the time, this is maintained by a person or sometimes a group of people who consistently deliver entries of topics, events, comments and other things about a particular theme or subject. Now a technology blog is actually the same; it is a website that sends out news, commentaries, stories, events, and anything that has something to do with technology. Most of the time, it discusses breakthroughs, new inventions, upgrades, and advances on the world of technology. A lot of entities have gone into Technology blogging or tech blogging for short. Probably the reason being information technology is all about new and progressive technology, hence, off with the traditional way of disseminating news and information and utilize technology itself as the mode of delivering advances and pertinent news in the information technology world. In this case, the ideal channel would be the internet. There is a huge number of tech blogs and they cater to specific information technology topic. o Electronista – the latest gadgets for the information technology standard nerds o Switched – want to hear the newest thing in layman technology? This is the site. It also