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Victim of deadly Chicopee crash identified -

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New York man arrested in Chicopee for human trafficking -


CHICOPEE LINKS: City of Chicopee - Welcome to the City of Chicopee. The City of Chicopee is known as the crossroads of New England.
Chicopee Chamber of Commerce - Contact Chicopee Chamber: 264 Exchange Street Chicopee MA.
Chicopee Public Library - 449 Front Street Chicopee MA Provides policies children's and young adult sections and reference databases. Includes branch locations and directions.
Elms College - Catholic Liberal Arts College in Western Massachusetts.
The Munich Haus German Restaurant - 13 Center Street Chicopee MA.


Chicopee Massachusetts is named after the Chicopee River, whose mouth empties into the Connecticut River on in its boundaries. "Chicopee" is a Nipmuc name, probably from chekee ("violent") and pe ("waters") in most Algonquian dialects, with reference to rapids. The Nipmucs are the native residents of the region and have been here since before the arrival of the English.

Events of Chicopee MA: The Chicopee Fest-of-All is a Fourth of July celebration in Szot Park featuring live bands, games, local foods, and fireworks. The Great New England Air Show is an annual two day air show held at Westover Air Reserve Base. 300,000 visitors attended in 2008. The next show is scheduled for August 45, 2012. The Sword Game is an annual football game that began in 1964 after the founding of Chicopee's second high school, Chicopee Comprehensive High School. It is held every fall between Chicopee High School and Chicopee Comprehensive High School. The city's mayor presents the winning team with the Mayor's Sword, a sword that was manufactured in the 1890s by Ames Manufacturing Company in Cabotville. The World Kielbasa Festival was a four day fair run by the Chicopee Chamber of Commerce's Fireball Club. It featured Polish food, polka dancing, games, and rides. It took place in the parking lot behind the Fairfield Mall (the current Chicopee Crossing site), running from 1974 until the mid-1990s.

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