About the Chicopee Register
Chicopee Register published its first edition on
September 10, 1998 and was immediately embraced by area
residents. The newspaper staff prides itself on delivering
innovative and enlightening coverage to the 54,000 residents
of this city, the second largest in Western Massachusetts.
The goal of the Turley family was to create a community
paper in the city that residents could call their own.
That goal was met with much success, and the Chicopee
Register has truly become “What Chicopee Reads
Mitchell has been with Turley Publications for more than two
years. She has two decades of journalism experience and has
been fêted with a number of awards for her writing.
Her stories have been picked up by national wire services
and run in places ranging from the Boston Globe to
Reader’s Digest. Mitchell loves people and
finds news wherever she goes. “Every person is or has
a story waiting to be written about,’’ she says.
“I have never failed to be amazed by the unique subjects,
interests and endless amount of knowledge individuals have
in fields that interest them.” One of the proudest moments
in her career was when soup kitchens were opened in a number
of Western Massachusetts communities following an investigative
feature series she did about people who go hungry on a daily
basis. These towns had no idea there was a need for a soup
kitchen/pantry prior to Mitchell’s stories. Her goal
as editor is to keep the Chicopee Register filled
with news about people and topics that affect their families,
their finances and their lives. The mother of three grown
sons and a beautiful granddaughter is an avid downhill skier,
loves sailing, Newport, RI and any community with a gorgeous
Michelle has been
with Turley Publications for five years, working in the
Chicopee Register office, greeting customers and helping
them determine where their material needs to be placed in
the paper. She also works Tuesday afternoons at the Town
Reminder, another Turley Publications located in South Hadley.
Michelle grew up in Chicopee and her parents are still residents
of the city. She went to Anna Barry School, Lambert Lavoie,
Kirby and graduated from Chicopee Comp in 1977. She has
four children and two granddaughters, who enjoy visiting
their great grandparents in Chicopee. "I think their
favorite thing about the visits is that they can walk to
the corner and get a soft serve ice cream," Michelle
said. "They also love the fantastic fireworks display
at Szot Park on the Fourth of July."
Wendy Delcamp has worked for Turley Publications for ten years.
She enjoys time with her family and living on the lake in
Southwick. “I love my job,” Delcamp says. “It’s
wonderful meeting customers who truly become 'family' with
our 16 quality publications. Our advertisers enjoy great results.
I look forward to meeting you to create an advertising plan
to suit your needs.”
Editor, Turley Publications
A 16-year veteran of the newspaper industry, Tim
has been a part of the Turley team since 2005. He entered
the trade with the goal to make a difference in the world
by serving as a public informant and seeking the truth—and
continues to work by that guiding principle today. His favorite
assignment was breaking a series of stories in Ashland,
Mass. about one man's battle with cancer and his quest to
uncover the truth about a former manufacturer's decades
of hazardous waste dumping in town. Tim has a BA from Fitchburg
State College and attended the American Press Institute.
Tim lives in Brookfield with his wife, Danielle, and their
two sons, Timmy Jr. and Christopher. His pastimes include
songwriting, drumming, writing fiction, cross-country skiing,
hiking, trail maintenance, and volunteering for the Boy
Editor, Turley Publications
lifelong sports fan, Dave figured a career covering sports
would be the next best thing to playing them. The Chicopee
resident is new to the Turley team but brings seven years
experience in journalism, most recently as sports editor for
nearby Stonebridge Press. His favorite assignments have included
covering the Tantasqua boys' varsity basketball team during
the 2006-2007 season, not to mention the 2003 New England
Patriots Super Bowl Championship parade and the 2004 Boston
Red Sox World Championship parade. Dave is a 2000 graduate
of Westfield State College with a major in Communication.