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Shortage of Westfield Police causing issues for school resource officers  WESTERNMASSNEWS.com

WESTFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A staffing shortage in the Westfield Police Department is causing problems for the city's school district resource officers.



Westfield High School Class of 2018 encouraged to be kind and laugh (photos)  MassLive.com

WESTFIELD - The Westfield High School Class of 2018 received congratulations and advice from classmates, teachers, Superintendent Stefan Czaporowski ...



Prom 2018 photos: Westfield High School prom at Chez Josef in Agawam  MassLive.com

The 2018 Westfield High School prom was held on Thursday, May 31 at Chez Josef in Agawam.



Jim Jachym honored as pitcher and teacher/coach  MassLive.com

Seventh in a series on the Western Massachusetts Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2019, to be inducted Thursday at the Hadley Farms Meeting House, ...



Westfield teen advances to Hollywood Week on American Idol  WESTERNMASSNEWS.com

WESTFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A Westfield teenager is taking her singing talents to one of the biggest stages on TV: American Idol.



High school principal dies after donating bone marrow to sick teen he didn't know  WCVB Boston

If it's just a little bit of pain for a little bit of time that can give someone years of joy, it's all worth it,” the principal had earlier said.



Westfield superintendent names interim athletic director  MassLive.com

The former athletic director and lead physical education teacher at the Hampden Charter School of Science in Chicopee will take the helm at Westfield High and ...



Westfield Police looking for missing juvenile last seen near high school  WWLP.com

Police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing juvenile who was last seen on Monday.



Westfield High science and engineering Fair is Feb. 8  MassLive.com

Students in all grades will participate in 18th annual Westfield High Science Fair.



Ronald Leo 'Ron' Reopel, 81, dedicated teacher and coach for 30 years  Port City Daily

SUNSET BEACH — Ronald Leo “Ron” Reopel, 81, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019. A son of the late Leo and Marion Lafond Reopel, Ron was born ...



Monday's high schools: Northampton boys basketball handles Westfield  GazetteNET

Jaeden Johndrow amassed 17 points and nine rebounds, as the Northampton boys basketball team beat Westfield 52-35 on the road Monday.Mike McCarthy ...



Prom 2017 photos: Westfield High School celebrates at Chez Josef in Agawam  MassLive.com

The 2017 Westfield High School prom took place at Chez Josef in Agawam on Thursday, May 25.



Westfield High students receive early college acceptance, scholarships, including at Harvard  MassLive.com

Westfield High School student Kristen Stawasz accepted to Harvard University.



Westfield High School incident determined to be no threat to students and staff  wwlp.com

A threat was sent in to Westfield High School via the school district's anonymous alert system on Thursday.



Westfield Starfires aim for first-year success in front of hometown crowd  MassLive.com

The Westfield Starfires will play their home opener on May 31 at Bullens Field.



Westfield marks Veterans Day with parade, ceremony  MassLive.com

Westfield's veterans *service* director brought to tears by ceremony.



Westfield High School gets new principal  wwlp.com

Superintendent of Westfield Schools, Stefan Czaporowski announced today the new principal of Westfield High School.



Hannah Jury named 2019 Westfield colleen  MassLive.com

WESTFIELD - Hannah E. Jury was crowned Westfield's Colleen Feb. 1 and will ride on the Sons of Erin float at the Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade with court ...



Bo Sullivan will complete Westfield School Commitee term of his late brother  MassLive.com

Westfield School Committee member Kevin Sullivan died in September and his brother Bo will fill his seat.



Prom 2019 photos: Westfield High School at Log Cabin in Holyoke  MassLive.com

The 2019 Westfield High School prom was held on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Log Cabin in Holyoke.



2016 Westfield High School Prom  MassLive.com

The 2016 Westfield High School prom was held on Thursday, May 26, at The Log Cabin in Holyoke.



Creator of Westfield's iconic Black Squirrel creates new line of drawings of the city's unofficial mascot  MassLive.com

Iconic Black Squirrel artist Susan Buffam returns to her passion for drawing.



High schools: Early 3s spark Northampton in rout of Westfield  GazetteNET

Lulu Kesin, Emily Sledzieski and Jill McGrath combined for four first-quarters 3-pointers to spark the Northampton girls basketball team to a 73-47 victory over ...



Westfield teens plan concert to benefit Kinship Fund for homeless teens  MassLive.com

Cousins Emery and Carly James spearhead concert in Westfield to benefit homeless teens.



Westfield High School leadership change  wwlp.com

A statement released by Superintendent of Schools Stefan Czaporowski about Mr. Dennis Duquette, Principal of Westfield High School.



Westfield Superintendent discusses high school dropout rates  wwlp.com

Currently, the four-year graduation rate for Westfield HS is at 91% and Westfield Technical Academy is at 93.7%.



Westfield High School students walked out of class to support principal  wwlp.com

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – One day after Westfield High School's interim principal was placed on leave, hundreds of students and staff members walked out ...



Westfield schools, Holyoke CareerPoint partner to prep students for workforce  MassLive.com

CareerPoint and the WHS Career Center are teaming up to give students and businesses opportunities to connect.



Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade Line of March and Lot Lineup Map  WWLP.com

Thousands of people will be marching in the 68th annual St. Patrick's Parade in Holyoke this Sunday. Take a look at the order of appearance.



FC Tech hosts gender and sexuality conference  The Recorder

TURNERS FALLS — Franklin County Technical School hosted a conference for all western Massachusetts high school Gender and Sexuality Alliances to help ...



2019 Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade: Line of March  MassLive.com

The 2.65-mile parade begins at the K-mart Plaza on Northampton Street and makes its way to Hampden Street via Beech, Appleton and High streets.



Westfield High School principal resigning  wwlp.com

Westfield High School Principal Jonathan Carter is leaving, and that will mean staff changes at two other schools in the city.



New Beford High School wins at Music in the Parks Festival  SouthCoastToday.com

The New Bedford High School Jazz Band won first place in the High School Jazz Division AA with a rating of “Superior,” the NBHS Chorus earned second in the ...



Assault of Westfield High School principal sparked by fight over classroom seating, police say  MassLive.com

Friday's alleged assault of Westfield High School principal Jonathan Carter was sparked by a dispute among students over classroom seating, police said.



Boys Volleyball Playoff Preview: After lone loss, top-seeded GNB Voc-Tech hungry for a deep run  SouthCoastToday.com

NEW BEDFORD — Sometimes, the most valuable lessons are learned from defeats, not victories.The high-flying GNB Voc-Tech volleyball team learned it still ...



Westfield High School Drama Club stages 'Cinderella'  MassLive.com

WESTFIELD - Westfield High School students will bring a classic fairy tale to life on Friday and Saturday with performances of their spring musical, "Cinderella.



Westfield State University opens doors to high schoolers with pilot program  MassLive.com

High school juniors from Westfield, Holyoke and Springfield will take college courses at their high schools this year and on the Westfield State campus next year.



New Jersey high school mourns principal who died after donating bone marrow  Worcester Telegram

A New Jersey high school is in mourning after the campus' principal fell into a coma and later died after donating bone marrow.Derrick Nelson, principal of ...



Westfield High School announces 3 finalists for 2014 Bronze Tablet award  MassLive.com

The Bronze Tablet is awarded annually to a graduating senior that promotes the welfare and good name of Westfield High School.



GoFundMe page created for Lily Anderson, 16-year-old Westfield High School student who died of suspected heroin overdose  MassLive.com

"These funds will be used to help offset funeral costs and make donations to the Westfield High School Art Department and the Westfield Homeless Cat project," ...



Westfield transition program students to share their view of the city  MassLive.com

A grant from the Westfield Education Foundation to the East Mountain Transition Program will bring the Photo Voice project to students there.



Mother of Westfield overdose victim after supplier's guilty plea: 'I have cried every single day for the past 702 days'  MassLive.com

Seth Lombard-Hawthorne, 24, of Westfield, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the Feb. 6, 2016 overdose death of 16-year-old Lillian Anderson.



After finishing jail term for manslaughter, Westfield man must warn others about danger of sharing lethal drugs  MassLive.com

Giving such a potent drug to a teenager is "similar to providing them with a loaded gun and saying: go ahead, take your chances," Assistant District Attorney ...



Westfield High School Class of 2011 given standard to live by; St. Mary High graduates 33  MassLive.com

WESTFIELD – "You need to remember to be good people" was the standard set Friday for Westfield High School's Class of 2011 by English teacher Emily Mead.



Division 2 boys lacrosse: Northampton can't catch Westfield in opening round  GazetteNET

WESTFIELD — The Northampton boys lacrosse team was eliminated from the Central/West Division 2 Tournament by Westfield, losing 9-4 on Monday.



NJ student news: Readington school district honors Governor Educator of the Year recipients  MyCentralJersey.com

The Readington school district honored the Governor Educator of the Year (GEOY) recipients at the Tuesday, May 21, board meeting. The honorees were ...



Westfield man sentenced to 42 months in jail in 16-year-old girl's overdose death  MassLive.com

Investigators have said Seth Lombard-Hawthorne and Lillian Anderson were co-workers at the Elm Street McDonald's in Westfield, one of two jobs the ...



Chris Tolpa-Matuszczak named principal of Franklin Avenue School in Westfield  MassLive.com

Interim Principal Chris Tolpa-Matuszczak will be the permanent principal at Franklin Avenue School in Westfield starting July 1.



Franklin Avenue School principal candidates to meet with Westfield community Tuesday  MassLive.com

WESTFIELD - The two finalists for the Franklin Avenue Elementary School principal position will meet with parents, guardians and staff April 3 during a public ...



State issues Westfield school assessment report  wwlp.com

A preliminary report on Westfield schools has been issued by the state.



NJ students: Mount Saint Mary Academy senior attends medical mission in Paraguay  MyCentralJersey.com

Hailey Longstreet, a senior at Mount Saint Mary Academy and Westfield resident, traveled to Asuncion, Paraguay from March 21 to 29 as part of a medical ...



NJ students: Shoe drive held at Hillsborough Middle School  MyCentralJersey.com

The STAR (Students Together Achieving Respect) student organization at Hillsborough Middle School turned Tuesdays during the month of January into ...



Falmouth's Tommy Leonard Dies At Age 85 | Falmouth Obituaries  CapeNews.net

Tommy Leonard, known for his spirit, enthusiasm, kindness and a road race that has become a yearly tradition in Falmouth, died on Wednesday, January 16, ...



Westfield honors local pioneer Pat Randall for her contributions to Bombers athletics (photos/video)  MassLive.com

Gallery: Pat Randall ,Longtime Westfield High School coach,teacher and athletic director,honored for her *service*. By Christopher Berry | cberry2@masslive.com



Twenty-seven young women will compete in Westfield Sons of Erin Colleen contest  MassLive.com

WESTFIELD – Twenty-seven young women will compete for the colleen title and one of four spots on her court during the Sons of Erin coronation ball on Feb. 6.



Dan Genovese comes back to regular hardball as Tri-County League 'golden oldie'  MassLive.com

Dan "Gunner" Genevose serves several roles, including 56-year-old baseball player and grandfather to P.J. Wellspeak IV.(Submitted photo) Between innings of ...



Man charged in Westfield teen's overdose death was too high to consent to police interrogation, lawyer argues  MassLive.com

Seth Lombard-Hawthorne is charged with manslaughter and drug crimes in connection with the overdose death of 16-year-old Lillian Anderson in Westfield in ...



Advocates urge more higher ed. funding  Sentinel & Enterprise

BOSTON -- Anthony Mulligan told state lawmakers Tuesday that his story is not a triumphant one.



Writing memoir a dream come true for Thomas Pitoniak of Westfield  MassLive.com

Writing a book has been -- since his college days at the University of Massachusetts -- a dream for Thomas F. Pitoniak, of Westfield. "I had enough for a book by ...



NJ Softball Roundup with Analysis: Ferraiolo outduels Apsel to lift Montgomery over North Hunterdon  MyCentralJersey.com

Skyland Conference and Courier News area softball roundup for Thursday, April 11.



Re-Inspired home furnishings shop opens in Southwick  MassLive.com

Upcycled items, furniture and more offered at Southwick's Re-Inspired.



Soltysik an All-Star  Athol Daily News

The International Volleyball Hall of Fame announced its high school All-Star teams on June 1 and the North Quabbin region will have a representative.



Region 1 Science Fair Encourages Student Research  iBerkshires.com

Keynote speaker Lisa Chamberlain poses with first-place winners Abigail Goyette and Suvin Sundararajan, both of Westfield High School. NORTH ADAMS ...



Words Unspoken: Summer camp aims to build confidence in youths who stutter  MassLive.com

Brandon Towle, founder of Camp Words Unspoken, a camp for young adults who stutter. (Photo submitted). 0. By Hope E. Tremblay. Westfield resident Brandon ...



'Act well thy part,' beloved Westfield teacher Barbara O'Connor's lesson learned by students, family: Viewpoint  MassLive.com

That January of 37 years ago was as cold but not as frigid as this one. In 1981, I was a young reporter in the Westfield bureau of the Springfield Daily News, ...



Western Massachusetts students participate in nationwide school walkout  wwlp.com

Here's a look at school walkouts that happened right here in western Massachusetts.



"It's probably the best lineup we've ever had:" Groups from as far as Indiana to perform in Lexington Patriots' Day parade  Wicked Local

If the music of “Yankee Doodle” fills your ears as the Lexington Patriots' Day Parade marches by on Monday, April 16 with a full-bodied sound that sets of ...



At inauguration, Westfield mayor predicts '2018 is going to be banner for us'  MassLive.com

WESTFIELD -- Mayor Brian P. Sullivan told the audience at his inauguration ceremony Tuesday that he is prepared to lead the city as he begins his second term ...



Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of Westfield presents 2013 scholarships  MassLive.com

Some 165 members of Westfield's graduating class of 2013 will be helped to make their higher education aspirations a reality by the awards.



The end of a football rivalry - Cathedral, Westfield and Thanksgiving Day  MassLive.com

While nothing is certain yet, Cathedral athletic director Joe Hegarty said he's "very doubtful" that the new Pope Francis school would have football.



Westfield Police Blotter: Drug-Related Arrests & More  TAPinto.net

August 15, 2018 8:25 p.m.. Fedelman Acosta, age 23, of Westfield, NJ was arrested on the strength of an outstanding warrant for his arrest from Plainfield ...



Westfield merchants ready for Small Business Saturday  MassLive.com

Downtown Westfield business owners are ready for Small Business Saturday shoppers.



Homeless young adults in Westfield get new home  wwlp.com

Some homeless young adults in Westfield now have a place to call home.



Westfield's Taylor Hildack scores 'American Idol' tryout; fails to make cut  MassLive.com

AI13_Boston-Auditions_0873.jpg. Contestant Taylor Hildack, of Westfield, performs in front of the judges in the Boston auditions for "American Idol." "American ...



Hoops: Scotch Plains-Fanwood YMCA 8th Grade Boys Team Wins Hoop Hall Tourney in Massachusetts  TAPinto.net

SPRINGFIELD, MA -- The 8th Grade Boys FSPY travel basketball team played in the annual Jr. Hoop Hall Championship Tournament in Springfield, MA, and ...



The Tavern in Westfield sold to owner of Opa Opa, Kaptain Jimmy's  MassLive.com

WESTFIELD -- After 14 years in Westfield and a total of 36 years in business, John J. Bonavita is selling The Tavern restaurant to the owner of Southampton's ...



Westfield teen named Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America, earns $20,000 scholarship  MassLive.com

WESTFIELD -- When he was 9 years old, Nelson Gabriel Santos-Ferrer went to the Boys & Girls Club in Westfield for the first time. Since then it's become his ...



National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists named for 2019  MyCentralJersey.com

Central Jersey students from 53 schools, along with one home-schooled scholar, have been named as semifinalists for the 2019 National Merit Scholarship ...



Applications available today for Hampden County Regional Employment Board summer jobs program  MassLive.com

CHICOPEE -- With the unemployment rate for those ages 16-19 stuck at nearly 26 percent, the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County is once again ...



School Street Bistro closing in Westfield surprises officials, leaves groups scrambling  MassLive.com

Mayor Daniel Knapik said a recent meeting with Bistro owners indicated they were interested in creating market rate housing on the upper floors of the brick ...



Oakton High School Boy's & Girl's Takes Down Westfield  SwimSwam

The high school swim season has begun, and the Oakton Swim/Dive team opened the season with two victories over Westfield High School. At Cub Run ...



2016 Western Massachusetts high school graduations: Dates, times, locations  MassLive.com

It's cap-and-gown season in Western Massachusetts. As final papers and exams are completed, graduating high school seniors are preparing to celebrate the ...



Westfield settlements and judgments  wwlp.com

These are the settlements and judgments in Westfield from 2012-2015.



School Field Hockey: Precocious Mason helps Frontier beat Westfield  The Recorder

Katheryn Mason scored a pair of goals Monday and Frontier Regional School picked up its 10th win of the season, 3-1, over Westfield High School in an ...



Western Massachusetts high school graduation dates set  MassLive.com

commerce graduation 2014.JPG. The High School of Commerce for Advanced Studies Class of 2014 gathers for commencement at Springfield Symphony Hall ...



2018 Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade Line of March  MassLive.com

LINE OF MARCH: The 67th annual Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade is set for Sunday, March 18.



Former Westfield Mayor John Rhodes dies at 70  MassLive.com

John Rhodes, lawyer, teacher and former mayor of Westfield, has died. He was 70 years old.



Moe's Southwest Grill opens in Westfield next week, offering free burritos for a year for 25 lucky guests  MassLive.com

Moe's has area locations on Route 9 in Hadley, on King Street in Northampton and on hazard Avenue in Enfield, Connecticut.



Springfield man charged with distributing crack cocaine  WWLP.com

The indictment alleges that in October 2017, the Springfield man distributed cocaine base on two occasions.



Teen killed in crash on Shaker Road in Westfield  The Republican - MassLive.com

Nearly 700 people turned out at Westfield High School Sunday to mourn the death of Carlos Montes de Oca.



Westfield Boy Scout creating 'Braille Trail' at Stanley Park for Eagle Scout project  MassLive.com

The designation "Eagle Scout" was founded more than 100 years ago, and only 4 percent of Boy Scouts are granted this rank after a lengthy review process.



'Synthetic marijuana' in Westfield indicates Western Massachusetts communities concerned with spread of drug  MassLive.com

Westfield is among a growing number of communities across the country which are seeking to ban sales of synthetic marijuana.



What Western Massachusetts high schools charge for students to park  MassLive.com

WESTFIELD – Several area high schools charge students a parking fee if they drive to and from school with the revenue used to maintain parking lots and ...



Student news: Plainfield High School blood drive succeeds with strong community support  MyCentralJersey.com

Coach Carol Taffaro, gym teacher at Plainfield High School, began preparing her students two months before a blood drive was conducted on Nov. 17.



Westfield cop on man who kicked her head, caused stroke: 'I don't hate anybody...hate doesn't solve hate' (Video)  MassLive.com

Westfield police officer Megan Bartlett, who was allegedly kicked in the head by Victor Guzman during a traffic stop, suffered a near-stroke.



Westfield H.S. to present 'Urinetown: The Musical' March 12-14  NJ.com

The Westfield High School Theatre Department will present "Urinetown: The Musical," the wickedly funny musical comedy, on Thursday, March 12; Friday, March ...



Team Hoyt: Rick Hoyt stays in the running for the 2018 Boston Marathon: Viewpoint  MassLive.com

Rick Hoyt relishes how he can hold it over his dad these days. He's now completed more Boston Marathons than his father. He personifies the "Yes, You Can" ...



Baldasaro a reliable target for Barnstable QB Petercuskie  Cape Cod Times

HYANNIS — Barnstable senior wide receiver Conner Baldasaro needed just one play to show that both he and his team were ready for the 2018 season.



Theatre Under The Stars Names Clifford D. Alexander New Director of Education  Broadway World

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has a new Director of Education, Clifford D. Alexander. As a core part of his role, Alexander will oversee the Humphreys School ...



Joseph Knapik, father of Westfield Mayor Daniel Knapik and former Sen. Michael Knapik, recalled as 'old school guy'  MassLive.com

The Knapik family patriarch was a 1952 graduate of Westfield High School, graduated from American International College in 1962 and was hired as a teacher ...



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