Hello readers — welcome to Reminder Publishing’s newest weekly newspaper: the Enfield/Somers Reminder.

The Reminder was founded in 1962 in East Longmeadow by Carlo and Anne Buendo, a husband-and-wife duo looking to bring a shopping guide to the community. Over the course of many years, The Reminder expanded and changed, launched new products and discontinued old — but the primary focus has always remained bringing quality local news to the towns it serves. In 2018, the Buendo family sold The Reminder to The Republican/Advance Local, allowing the business to maintain separate companies within that organization with offices in East Longmeadow and Westfield.

Reminder Publishing specializes in the local news that often does not make it all the way to your TV. We cover the communities we serve through local government stories, pieces on interesting and inspiring people, activities that are taking place in the school systems and highlight original sports photography.

In our newspapers we cover feature stories, advances — stories that tell readers about an upcoming event — and do follow-up stories. We especially enjoy local dining and entertainment features and have a movie column as well.

With this new edition we have eight weekly home-delivered community newspapers, and one daily newspaper. We currently serve over 62 communities through the following editions:

  • East Longmeadow Reminder
  • Ludlow/Monson Reminder
  • Springfield Reminder
  • Hampshire County Reminder
  • The Chicopee-Holyoke Herald
  • The Original Pennysaver
  • Agawam/West Springfield Reminder
  • Enfield/Somers Reminder
  • The Westfield News

We also have two monthly magazines: Prime and Go Local. Many folks in Enfield and Somers have likely stumbled upon our Go Local magazine, as it’s quite popular in our Connecticut communities.

Lauren LeBel, a veteran journalist and editor, will be in charge of this new Enfield/Somers edition. Should a business or community member have a press release, story suggestion or a comment, feel free to reach out to Lauren at llebel@thereminder.com.

For the next three editions, residents will continue to get the Enfield/Somers Reminder delivered directly to their homes. If readers like what they see, they are welcome to continue to pick up The Reminder for free at one of the countless drop locations in both communities (check your local grocery store, gas station, restaurants etc.) or, for convenience, folks can subscribe to have The Reminder delivered to their mailbox at thereminderbymail.com.

We feel every edition is a partnership between our staff, our readers and our advertisers and we strive to be as responsive as possible to what is happening in our towns.

We look forward to making The Reminder a member of your community.

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