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Shalyne Gitahi, 12, Amara Rios, 12, and Devin Lewis, 13, learn about Newton’s laws with this ramp.
On Monday the Sept. 29 the AJAC under eight soccer players got to join the Chicopee Pacers at Szots center field for the national anthem.
Fifth grade students Jenna Morin, Vanessa Root and Ashley Martone along with Cook Manager Becky Barrett, get ready to enjoy a fresh fruit and yogurt smoothie made with the new VitaMix machine at Lambert Lavoie School.
Harper Laino from Chicopee Comp High School teaches the residents at The Chicopee Arbors Assisted living how to paint a fall harvest picture.
Gabriel Rodriguez tries sliding down the pole at the Chicopee Fire Department.
CHICOPEE – During a recent meeting, members of the city council discussed exploring ways to lessen or eliminate panhandling, which was called an “ongoing challenge” by one councilman.
City Councilors Shane Brooks and Timothy McLellan, who introduced the motion during the council’s Oct. 7 regular session, asked that the ordinance committee hold a public hearing on the matter. In June a federal appeals court upheld portions of an anti-panhandling ordinance in Worcester. The court ruled the city can keep in place a ban on nighttime panhandling. In 2013, the Worcester City Council approved an ordinance that restricts people from asking for money at busy intersections. The American Civil Liberties Union, along with a private law firm, challenged the restrictions, saying the ordinance was unconstitutional, specially violating individuals First Amendment Rights. READ MORE
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