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Chicopee police looking for runaway teen

Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk said Mary Ricardi was last seen at Chicopee High School on Wednesday.

Jury trial held for Chicopee high school teacher

Today is the jury trial for the former Chicopee high school teacher accused of raping a student.

Chicopee High vice principal promoted to head the school after principal leaves for new job

CHICOPEE - Principal James Blain is leaving his position as head of Chicopee High School after 18 months in the position and will be replaced by an educator ...

Prom 2018 photos: Chicopee High School prom at The Log Cabin in Holyoke

The 2018 Chicopee High School prom was held on Saturday, May 19 at The Log Cabin in Holyoke.

Chicopee Comp defeats Chicopee High 54-6 in Thanksgiving Day game

Chicopee Comprehensive High School defeated Chicopee High School 54-6 in the annual Sword Game.

8th annual "Dancing with the Teachers" event held at Chicopee High School

Trophies were awarded to the top three acts, as well as to the fan favorite and best costume.

Fifteen athletes and two teams earn election to Chicopee Hall of Fame

CHICOPEE - Fifteen athletes, two championship teams and four contributors form the Chicopee Athletic Hall of Fame's Class of 2018. The new class will be ...

Chicopee expands School Choice program, hopes to raise more money for education

CHICOPEE - With the potential to raise nearly $500,000 in additional money by taking in students from other communities, the School Committee voted to ...

City Council approves nearly $531K for new turf field at Chicopee High School

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - The Chicopee City Council has approved an order from Mayor Richard Kos for $530,888 to replace the turf field at Chicopee High ...

Chicopee teachers reject one-year contract offer with one-time .08 percent bonus

CHICOPEE - Teachers rejected a one-year contract offer that would have reduced their out-of-classroom duties and awarded each a one-time bonus that would ...

Questions linger about Jeffrey Neece's ouster after 5 years as Chicopee DPW superintendent

In a 2007 photo, Jeffrey A. Neece, then director of the Southwick Department of Public Works, stands with plow blades the town was selling. (The Republican file).

Chicopee students to participate in National School Walkout on Wednesday

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - At the same time that students are voicing their concerns about school safety, the Chicopee Police are voicing their concerns about ...

Prom 2017 photos: Chicopee High School at the Springfield Sheraton

The 2017 Chicopee High School junior/senior prom was held at The Sheraton in Springfield on Saturday, May 20. You can see photos from the prom, which ...

Chicopee schools begin effort to cut $4 million from budget

The School Committee is facing a budget crisis for the third year in a row and is expecting to have to cut between $4 and $4.5 million to balance the budget.

Former Chicopee High School teacher, serving prison sentence, faces new child rape charges

SPRINGFIELD -- A former Chicopee High School teacher convicted five years ago of raping a student faces new charges that he raped a young child.

Nearly 3,000 Thanksgiving meals delivered and served by Fairview Knights of Columbus in Chicopee

11/22/18 - HOLYOKE - Angela Littles, right, and Glenn Jabobs, left, both of Holyoke, were among those who enjoyed a Thanksgiving Day meal at Kate's Kitchen ...

After not renewing DPW superintendent's contract, Chicopee mayor starts search for new department head

Chicopee DPW Superintendent Jeffrey Neece briefs reporters following a gas leak in 2015. Neece's five-year contract ended June 30 and was not renewed by ...

Martin retiring as city's AD, but will keep Hall of Fame role until 2019

With athletic director Mike Martin as the driving force, an athletic Hall of Fame for Springfield's public schools was set in motion in the summer of 2006. By the fall ...

Chicopee to dedicate new War on Terror monument in memory of 6 men killed in action

CHICOPEE - A cross made with red and white carnations has been used for years on Memorial Day to remember the six men who were killed in the War on ...

Western Massachusetts students participate in nationwide school walkout

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

Chicopee High School announces second quarter honor roll

CHICOPEE – Chicopee High School has announced its honor roll for the second quarter of the school year. The following is the list of honor students: Grade 12, ...

Remembering Al Stanek, ace pitcher, great family man and caring tutor

On an early spring evening in 2004, my wife and I arrived at Holyoke's Crosier Field with our grandson and his dad. We awaited an old friend, and sure enough, ...

Chicopee Police Chief William Jebb showing improvement following motorcycle crash

7/25/2018 - Chicopee Police Chief William Jebb, seen here at his hospital room with Detective Scott Lynch, is recovering from a motorcycle crash. ( Chicopee ...

Construction begins to renovate the old Chicopee High School

Chicopee Academy and school offices at the former Chicopee High School have mostly moved out of the building.

29 advanced placement teachers from across Massachusetts to be honored

The teachers will be honored on April 12 at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area in Princeton.

Chicopee athletic director hired as principal, replacing Chicopee High head promoted to assistant superintendent

James Blain has been respected as the athletic director and previously worked as assistant principal at Roger L. Putnam Vocational-Technical High School in ...

Fmr. Chicopee teacher arraigned on new rape charges

A former Chicopee High School teacher was back in court Tuesday on rape charges.

200 people are at Chicopee High School to benefit kids going through cancer

Kids are going the extra mile this Saturday morning by running for a cause, and it's to benefit someone maybe you know.

Chicopee teachers begin 'work-to-rule' to protest lack of contract

CHICOPEE - Starting Monday teachers will walk into school exactly 15 minutes before the bell rings and will leave exactly 10 minutes after school ends.

Chicopee High helps make college application process easier for seniors

Applying to college can be stressful for high school seniors. 22News explains how Chicopee High School is trying to help.

Auction set at former Hu Ke Lau restaurant in Chicopee

CHICOPEE -- Auctioneers will sell off what remains of the equipment and furniture at the beloved-but-closed Hu Ke Lau at 10:30 a.m. on June 13 at the ...

Students, parents lobby Chicopee School Committee to save REACH program

CHICOPEE - Elementary children hoping to enter the problem-solving course for gifted students next year, their parents and former student are protesting the ...

Chicopee Councilor renews effort to block trucks from bridge underpass after another gets stuck

CHICOPEE - A city councilor is renewing his effort to close a bridge underpass to all trucks after a tractor trailer carrying 41,000 pounds of candles was wedged ...

$1.5 million grant to help Springfield, Holyoke and Chicopee improve water quality in Connecticut River watershed

The Connecticut River Clean-up Committee has been awarded a $1.5 million grant to help the cities of Springfield, Holyoke and Chicopee reduce sewer ...

Police impersonator raped housekeeper, demanded $10,000, court records allege

The housekeeper "was very nervous about coming to the police station ... because she believed the suspect was a police officer," the arrest report said.

2018 Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade Line of March

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

Chicopee Police arrest 3, confiscate unlawful gun in drug raid

During the raid police allegedly found 60 packets of heroin and a large amount of drug paraphernalia.

Chicopee's Vyce heading for 'trifecta' at Hall of Fame induction

Vyce already has been enshrined twice - as a baseball-basketball star at Chicopee High School, then as a long-time basketball coach at Chicopee ...

Mayor Kos among inductees in Chicopee Public Schools Hall of Fame Class of 2016

Mayor Richard Kos will be part of the Chicopee Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame's class of 2016, which consists of 17 athletes, three teams and three ...

Chicopee to hold open swim on Sundays

The open swim is limited to city residents and costs $3 a person.

Chicopee schools begin class Tuesday: Bus schedule released  The Republican -

Kindergarten and early childhood students will start class one week later.

Day 1: Local teachers undergoing Marine boot camp experience

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - It's Day 1 of training for western Massachusetts teachers and school administrators who made the trip down to Marine Recruit Depot ...

Chicopee High School student had sex with teacher Donald Cushing 3 or 4 times in closet, court documents reveal

The relationship between the 59-year-old special education math teacher and the girl began when they exchanged cell phone numbers and rapidly intensified ...

3 Massachusetts men plead guilty to drug dealing - and win pleas to be home (temporarily) for the holidays

Daniel Santiago, Emiliano Santiago and Charles Pedroza pleaded guilty to drug charges from raids in Holyoke and Chicopee on Aug. 20, 2016.

Chicopee teachers protest impasse in contract negotiations, call for school improvements at rally

CHICOPEE - A better working environment for teachers ultimately means a better learning environment for children educators told the School Committee after ...

22News travels to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island with local teachers

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. (WWLP) - Dozens of school teachers and administrators from western Massachusetts are taking part in an educator's workshop at the ...

Chicopee's Dupont Middle School to open Monday with new look, state-of-the-art technology

The former Chicopee High School received a $39 million facelift to be converted into a middle school.

What will Chicopee school administrators earn this year after raises?

The 2 percent raises are consistent with the salary increases teachers and other union employees received this year.

Chicopee Police announce new Level 3 sex offender living in Willimansett

CHICOPEE - The Police Department is notifying residents that a new Level 3 sex offender has moved into the community. noel Rivera mug.jpg ...

Photos: Chicopee High School Class of 2014 graduation; 227 diplomas awarded

CHICOPEE — A total of 227 seniors from Chicopee High School officially graduated in a ceremony Thursday evening. The main speakers were the graduates.

High school athlete threatened with arrest after on-field scuffle, witnesses say

A chippy high school soccer game in Chicopee early last month ended in five city police officers and a barking German shepherd police dog on the field ...

New Chicopee Middle School officially dedicated to 1st Sgt. Kevin Dupont, Army National Guardsman killed in Afghanistan

The city of Chicopee, Massachusetts officially dedicated the former Chicopee High School as the 1st Sgt. Kevin Dupont Memorial Middle School Saturday ...

Chicopee School Committee renames 3rd school

CHICOPEE - In an effort to blend the old and the new, the School Committee voted to call the city's alternative school Chicopee Academy at James C. Selser ...

Chicopee Athletic Hall of Fame unveils Class of 2012

CHICOPEE – For the first time since its inception in 2009, the Chicopee Athletic Hall of Fame will enshrine teams with its Class of 2012. The ceremonies will take ...

Schools: Chicopee icemen unload on Green Wave, 10-3  The Recorder

Ryan McDonough scored four times on Saturday to lead Chicopee High School to a 10-3 win over Greenfield High School in a Fay-Wright Division hockey game ...

Chicopee Schools: Szetela preschool won't move as planned

CHICOPEE — School officials have decided a plan to move the Szetela Early Childhood School into the Fairview Veterans Elementary School is not going to ...

Thursday's high schools: Northampton boys basketball beats Chicopee in physical game  GazetteNET

Henry Doherty scored at the rim on multiple occasions in a 66-52 win for the Northampton High boys basketball team over Chicopee on the road Thursday night.

Live Coverage: Western Mass. girls, boys soccer seeding meeting

The Western Massachusetts girls and boys soccer seeds will be announced on Oct. 31 in a 1:00 p.m. meeting at Chicopee High School. Who earned the top ...

Chicopee to open new pool this week but Rivers pool closed for repairs

The Leandre Gagne Pool at Rivers Park in Chicopee was the only one of the four outdoor pools open in the city last summer. There will be delays in opening it ...

Chicopee announces hours for pools, spray parks

CHICOPEE - The Parks and Recreation Department is announcing hours for pools and spray parks throughout the city. The cost of seasonal pool passes is $15 ...

Police raid Springfield home for 2nd time in a year, charge owner with heroin, cocaine distribution

SPRINGFIELD -- A 55-year-old city man out on bail after being accused of multiple drug crimes in September was arrested Wednesday following a drug raid at ...

Early 1960s golden era for Chicopee High School baseball

The Republican/DAVID ROBACKMembers of the Chicopee High School baseball teams of the 1960s got together this week at Szot Park. From left are Alex Vyce ...

Derek Dobosz announces candidacy for Chicopee City Council in Ward 6

CHICOPEE - Derek Dobosz is announcing his candidacy for the Ward 6 City Council seat. "As your city councilor, I would dedicate myself to making our busy ...

Chicopee Police arrest 2 after residents report waking up to find strangers in their apartments

CHICOPEE - Police arrested a woman and man and charged them with burglary after two residents of an apartment building reported having woken up to find ...

Chicopee School Committee renames Fairview Middle School

Several schools need to be renamed to avoid confusion.

WMass soccer: Mahar girls, Pioneer boys pace local seeds  The Recorder

For the second time in as many years, drama surrounded the releasing of the Western Massachusetts Soccer Tournament brackets on Wednesday. At least two ...

Wave looks to keep rolling  The Recorder

It's year No. 2 of the new-look Greenfield High School hockey program and if year one was any indication, there is reason to be excited inside Collins-Moylan ...

Former Greenfield HS football coach was a role model to many students

How a former NFL player and Greenfield High School gym teacher died this week is being remembered by his old school.

Seen@ Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Awards Banquet at the Log Cabin in Holyoke

HOLYOKE - The Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Awards honored 42 teachers from western Hampden County at a banquet at Log Cabin on Wednesday ...

Merle "Skip" Pimentel obituary  The Local

Funeral Dec. 2: Rev. Merle R. "Skip" Pimentel, 86, former pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Ipswich and loving husband of Barbara A. (Newton) Pimentel, ...

Superintendent Michael Richard says West Springfield Public Schools will 'work our tails off' to retain students after state OKs charter school for town

"I accept the challenge that we will work our tails off to make sure that we keep students in our school system and that we give them the best education possible," ...

Jaywalking: Students, athletes, colleagues adored Bill Budness  The Recorder

You have to wonder if Bill Budness knew exactly how many lives he touched during his 30 years teaching and coaching at Greenfield High School.Over the past ...

Chicopee ready to sell former Belcher School building

The 110-year-old elementary school was vacated in October when the city bought a former Catholic school and renovated it.

2016 Western Massachusetts high school graduations: Dates, times, locations

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 ...

Robert Kumor, 67; former Chicopee mayor, Springfield judge  Boston Globe

At 33, Robert F. Kumor Jr. was elected Chicopee's mayor and later served as the presiding justice at Springfield District Court. And for those with whom he ...

Chicopee reduces speeds on side streets to 25 mph

Boston, Cambridge and Springfield have already reduced speeds on side streets in accordance with a new law allowing the lower speed limit.

Chicopee officials cut ribbon on Ray Ash Pool; will open Saturday

CHICOPEE - The new pool at Ray Ash Park is something anyone can use, even the very young or the disabled. There are swim lanes for the serious athlete, ...

Chicopee elementary schools hire 2 new vice principals

CHICOPEE — Two new elementary vice principals have been hired, but school officials are now searching for four more vice principals to fill vacant middle ...

Hubbard pitches Pioneer into postseason  The Recorder

Pioneer Valley Regional School is back in the postseason.Jacob Hubbard pitched a three-hit shutout and Jack Loud hit a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the ...

18th Annual Spalding Hoophall Classic presented by Eastbay Draws Elite Talent to the Birthplace of Basketball  PR Newswire

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the field of teams and game schedule ...

Chicopee polling places announced: Ward 4A and 4B moved  The Republican -

CHICOPEE - The city is announcing the times and locations for polling places across the city for Tuesday's primary election. All polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 ...

Schools: Frontier wrestlers host, sweep own Quad  The Recorder

Frontier Regional School worked a perfect sweep of its own Frontier Quad on Saturday as it defeated East Longmeadow High School (60-6), West Springfield ...

Week 8 football preview: Postseason berths, positioning on the line tonight  The Recorder

There is a lot on the line during the eighth and final week of the western Mass. high school football regular season tonight.Not only will three area football teams ...

Owner of popular Chicopee breakfast restaurant to open ice cream shop in former funeral home

The Petros Ice cream shop will offer "a taste to die for" with 24 flavors of Gifford's hard ice cream and soft serve cones.

Chicopee's Holy Name School to shut down because of poor enrollment, old facilities

File photo by Mark M. Murray / The RepublicanPatricia Kern, principal of the Holy Name School in Chicopee, is seen with a fifth grader in 2005, just before she ...

Home Depot looks to hire 300 in Western Massachusetts, 80,000 nationwide

This May 14, 2012 photo shows brochures at a Home Depot store in Danvers, Mass. The chain has announced hiring plans for Spring 2018. (AP Photo/Elise ...

Toy for Joy 2018 begins receiving generous donations

Springfield's Toy for Joy program has a registration limit this year, but the event's organizers still want to provide a potential option for families who are interested.

Chicopee's Seaboard Drilling goes to work for MGM Springfield 1 day after voters reject anti-casino ballot question  The Republican -

Campbell said MGM's pledge to hire local companies isn't "just lip *service* ."

Schools: Mohawk unloads on Tech, 24-11  The Recorder

Behind an offensive outburst that featured 26 hits in just five innings, Mohawk Trail Regional High School stormed to a 24-11 victory over Franklin County ...

Love of basketball motivated Frank "Moose" Stronczek's success at Chicopee and AIC  The Republican -

Frank "Moose" Stronczek achieved basketball success at Chicopee and AIC, but now there's another challenge.

Dan Dulchinos, legendary Chicopee Comp baseball coach, winds down 50-year run

The Republican | Don TreegerChicopee Comp baseball coach Dan Dulchinos is set to retire at the end of this season after 50 years. Here he gives some ...

Paradise Pizza shop in Chicopee closed after cleaning chemicals cause hazmat scare

CHICOPEE -- Paradise Pizza is closed and the building's three upstairs tenants have found temporary shelter elsewhere after a cleaning incident gone awry ...

Mitch Korn, 'the goalie whisperer,' savors Stanley Cup with Caps

Washington Capitals celebrants lifting the Stanley Cup Thursday night included Mitch Korn, renowned in the NHL as "the goalie whisperer." Long before his ...

Actress-model Sabina Gadecki of Chicopee reflects on success, family

It's been a long journey from winning the Miss Polonia America title at 18 and being crowned Miss Polonia World at 19.

Sabina Gadecki of Chicopee talks about 'Entourage,' acting

The Wednesday release of the big screen "Entourage" has been anticipated by fans of the HBO television series upon which it is based and also by the family ...

Stephen Jendrysik: Chicopee among first to lose a son in WWII

In 1962, a memorial was erected over the sunken battleship. The USS Arizona serves as the final resting place for Joseph Gosselin and 1176 of his shipmates ...

Schools: Wave boys track down victory over Pioneer  The Recorder

It was a field versus track battle in Greenfield Friday.Thanks to a stellar performance in the running events, Greenfield High School held serve on its home terrain ...

No. 3 Wave jumping right into the fire at Easthampton  The Recorder

The Greenfield High School hockey team is back in the Western Massachusetts Tournament. In fact, the Green Wave is a game away from playing for a title.

Springfield Museums hold 114th birthday party for Dr. Seuss

The Springfield Museums celebrated the 114th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, known as Dr. Seuss, with a series of family friendly events Saturday.

Fred Pelczar, HealthSouth team up for stroke awareness  The Republican -

Under doctor's orders, I can now walk up to a mile a day,” said Pelczar.

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