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FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014

Council debate sparked over reappointment process By Dan Moriarty Staff Writer WESTFIELD – There are six new members of the City Council, but some issues have been debated for much longer than those new members began serving in January. Similar discussion were conducted on July 8, 2013 and on Sept. 3, 2012 with basically the same objections raised about the process of reappointing serving board and commission members. The debate last night began when Ward 2 Councilor Ralph Figy, the current chairman of the Personnel Action Committee, made a motion for immediate consideration on the reappointment of 24 commission and board members, a motion seconded by Cindy Harris, also a member of the PAC. Council President Brent B. Bean II named Figy and Harris to the Pac because both have a background in Human Resources and are therefore a good fit on the PAC. Ward 4 Councilor Mary O’Connell and At-large Councilor David A. Flaherty objected to the immediate consideration motion which requires unanimous consent to gain approval. O’Connell argued that sending the list of reappointment candidates to the PAC gives members and residents time to “consider” those nominations until the next Council meeting. “It’s our job to do our due diligence and put this nomination (for reappointment) into committee for review,” O’Connell said at the Sept. 3, Mary L. O’Connell 2012 meeting . “When I was on the PAC, I was against this process.” “I’m not talking about bringing those people in, just that we have a discussion because we have six new members who may not know these people,” O’Connell said last night. Flaherty said that he agreed with O’Connell, and that the new council members may not know the citizens being nominated or reappointed. “There are 24 people on this list. I know a couple. I’d like a short bio, a blurb as to why to keep them on those Dave Flaherty boards,” Flaherty said. Ironically, O’Connell and Flaherty raised the same objection when Bean, then the PAC chairman, called for the immediate consideration last July of candidates already serving on board and commission. Figy made the same argument last night as Bean has made in the past. Both argue that the reappointment process should be different from the review of new candidates. “Anybody new should come before the committee for evaluation, but people who have been on commissions for 10 to 15 years are capable of performing those duties,” Figy said. “I think reappointments should be a done deal.” Ward 6 Councilor Christopher Crean, who has served as the PAC chairman in the past, said that the reappointment candidates “are volunteering their time” adding that many of the candidates for reappointment have served the city for decades. At-large Councilor Brian Sullivan, the third PAC member, argued that the 24 reappointment candidates were all approved by the council just three years ago since the term of commission and board members is three years. “I don’t think it’s a big deal. Sending these reappointment nominations to committee is just cumbersome,” Sullivan said. “If you don’t know them, then shame on you.” Eventually Figy withdrew his motion for immediate consideration and referred the reappointment list to the PAC.

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Meeka Stasko, a St. Mary High School drama club member, sings during a dress rehearsal of Anything Goes. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

STM to perform ‘Anything Goes’ By Hope E. Tremblay Staff Writer WESTFIELD – High school students at St. Mary’s Parish School are set to perform Anything Goes tonight at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. The cast and crew have overcome many hurdles throughout the rehearsal period, including several snow days and winter vacation. Despite the challenges, they are enthusiastic about the show they call “fantastic.” “It has a lot of jokes and great songs and dance routines,” said Keelin Bailey, who portrays one of the angels in the show. Fellow thespian Andrew Mullin, who stars as Billy, called it a “classic” production. “And we have so much fun doing it, it’s hard for the audience not to have fun, too,” added Will Armstrong, who portrays Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Co-directors Peggy Readon and Rob Lepage said they selected Anything Goes specifically for this group of students. “I’ve been trying to do Anything Goes for years,” said Lep age. “We never really had the right cast, but we do now. This year we have the right kids for the right parts.” The Cole Porter musical debuted in 1934 and has been charming audiences ever since that first show on Broadway. The story concerns madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London. Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin aid Billy in his quest to win Hope. The musical introduced such songs as “Anything Goes,” “You’re the Top,” and “I Get a Kick Out of You.” Reardon said the plot line is as entertaining today as it was during its first run 80 years ago. The musical is so popular that this is not the first time St. Mary’s has held a production of Anything Goes. In 1988 it was performed, and to commemorate that performance, the current cast invited members of the cast from 25 years ago to tonight’s show. See Anything Goes, Page 8

By Hope E. Tremblay Staff Writer SOUTHWICK – A $23,358,168 Southwick-TollandGranville Regional School district Fiscal Year 2015 budget was presented to the School Committee this week. Superintendent John Barry and Business Manager Stephen Presnal made the presentation Tuesday and said it is essentially a level service budget. “It is 2.15 percent higher than the current budget, but it is a modest increase,” said Barry. Barry said the budget is “98 percent level service” and added that in order to maintain that level, cuts will be made. “No teachers will be cut,” Barry stressed. Although the budget continues to be a moving target because state allocations are not final, Presnal and Barry were confident that any changes would not affect services. “The good news for parents and students is that they are going to see the same services we have in place this year,” said Barry. Gov. Deval Patrick’s “House I” numbers were used in the budget, however the House Ways and Means Committee is reviewing it and he numbers could change again. “We’re hoping the state numbers, as they change, will help us a little bit,” Barry said. The budget presented maintains current class sizes, current educational programs, commitment to special education students, participation in the Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative, and includes debt service payments for initial long term financing of district share of building project costs. The PowerPoint presentation included primary characteristics of the proposal such as Chapter 70 aid is leveling off, incorporates state target share increases, and minor staffing reductions likely for the first time in several years. School Committee Chairman James Vincent said all three towns in the regional district were considered in the budget. “We tried to make it fair to the taxpayers,” said Vincent. “We met with the selectmen and finance committees of all three towns and I think this budget is acceptable for all.” Vincent said it is difficult to create a budget when state funds are not final, but they do their best to predict the numbers. The budget presented this week is not quite balanced. Vincent said the $108,000 deficit would be worked on in the next few weeks. “We have to present a final budget April 1 to the town and it has to be balanced,” said Vincent. The committee will take up the budget again March 18.

Council initiates Papermill Road acceptence By Dan Moriarty Staff Writer WESTFIELD – The City Council approved the first reading of a home rule petition to the state Legislature to decree Papermill Road as a city public way on a 3-0 recommendation from the Legislative & Ordinance Committee last night. The second reading and final passage at the council’s March 20th session will allow city officials to submit the road acceptance to the Legislature. Matthew VanHeynigen, a member of the L&O Committee, requested the City Council to accept two motions, one of which includes the minutes of the Jan. 16, 2014 public hearing on a layout order for Papermill Road as official records. Eleven residents and five council members spoke in support of the petition to seek legislative acceptance of the roadway. Nobody spoke in opposition, a fact cited by Ward 4 Councilor Mary O’Connell.

“I’m not a fan of home rule petitions, but not one person spoke against this at the public hearing,” O’Connell said, “so I will support the Ward 6 councilor.” Crean said that the Legislature’s approval of the Christopher home rule petition M. Crean to accept Papermill Road as a public way is the only viable path to improving the heavily-traveled road. Crean has been seeking a way to accept the road as a city street to enable the city to used state or federal funds for reconstruction of the roadway. Currently, as an unaccepted road, repairs and improvements can only be done with city funds

which has delayed the improvement project because of the high cost. The Law Department recommended the course of action initiated last night to seek legislative approval for the “special procedure” to establish city ownership of the right of way for the street, making it eligible for state road-improvement funding under Chapter 90. Crean and the city’s Law Department held a community meeting two years ago at the Paper Mill Elementary School asking residents to voluntarily surrender their ownership right to the land under the road. Crean said that the vast majority of resident agreed and signed documents, but several did not support that process which needed 100 percent support from the property owners abutting the roadway. “It’s all a matter for formality,” Crean said yesterday prior to the council session, “to show the Legislature that we have done our due diligence and that the city is in favor of accepting this as a city street.”


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WSU’s improv troupe performs at festival

Hughes attends Oscars

WESFIELD, Mass., March 4, 2014Members of Westfield State University’s improv troupe, Westfield House of Improv Players (WHIP), performed at the College Comedy Festival in Boston, Mass. from February 20 – 22. Six of the 20 student members of WHIP traveled to Boston to compete, and their team placed ninth out of fourteen in the competition. The College Comedy Festival is an annual competition held at Improv Boston in Cambridge, Mass., and is organized in order to give college improv teams a chance to showcase their talent and take part in some friendly competition. College improv teams from all over Massachusetts compete, with the majority of the teams hailing from the Boston area. The winning team receives a trophy. The six members that represented WHIP at the College Comedy Festival were senior and second year improv member Joey Ducharme and freshman, first year improv members Ian Flannery, Kelsey Fitzgerald, Katie Leahy, Ben Littlefield, and Andrew Mitchell. Ducharme stated, “As a club, we are all very proud of the members who competed and look forward to showcasing WHIP’s talents again at next year’s festival.” WHIP was formed three years ago when Westfield State’s music department performed “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” This show required audience participation on stage, and the cast held an improv workshop in order to learn how to work with audience members. Ernie Iannaccone, faculty advisor of WHIP and director of Dever Stage, explained: “I felt it would be helpful to have some knowledge and experience with improv since, during the show, audience members would be called up on stage in order to participate. I felt that improv would not only help the cast with strengthening and developing their characters, but would also prepare them for whatever audience members decided to do while on stage.”

John Hughes, photographer and videographer, recently attended Red Carpet events at the Oscars in Los Angeles as a member of a 7-person reporting team from WEBNTV in Boston. John is a Senior at Emerson College majoring in film production. His currently acting News Director for Emerson Independent Video (EIV) and with his team last year won the Associated Press Weather Award. Upon graduation he hopes to work for the Discovery Channel or National Geographic capturing on film new and exciting things the world has to offer. John is the son of Donna and Bill Hughes of Montgomery and a 2010 graduate of Gateway Regional High School. (Photo submitted)

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Cookbook returned to library after 21-plus years LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — More than two decades after a cookbook was checked out of a Kansas library, it’s just now been returned. 6NewsLawrence reports (http://bit. ly/1fc430q ) a copy of “The Versatile Grain and the Elegant Bean: A Celebration of the World’s Most Healthful Foods” was placed in a Lawrence Public Library return box one night this week. The book had been checked out on Sept. 24, 1992. Library official Kristin Soper speculates the borrower misplaced the volume and came across it just recently. The maximum late fee in 1992 was $3; it’s now $4.50. “The Versatile Grain and the Elegant Bean” contains more than 300 recipes from around the world. Reviewers noted in 1992 that its publication coincided with growing U.S. interest in healthy cooking.

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Today is Friday, March 7, the 66th day of 2014. There are 299 days left in the year.

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n March 7, 1994, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc., unanimously ruled that a parody that pokes fun at an original work can be considered “fair use” that doesn’t require permission from the copyright holder. (The ruling concerned a parody of the Roy Orbison song “Oh, Pretty Woman” by the rap group 2 Live Crew.)

On this date: In 1793, during the French Revolutionary Wars, France declared war on Spain. In 1850, in a three-hour speech to the U.S. Senate, Daniel Webster of Massachusetts endorsed the Compromise of 1850 as a means of preserving the Union. In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for his telephone. In 1912, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen arrived in Hobart, Australia, where he dispatched telegrams announcing his success in leading the first expedition to the South Pole the previous December. In 1926, the first successful trans-Atlantic radio-telephone conversations took place between New York and London. In 1936, Adolf Hitler ordered his troops to march into the Rhineland, thereby breaking the Treaty of Versailles (vehrSY’) and the Locarno Pact. In 1945, during World War II, U.S. forces crossed the Rhine River at Remagen, Germany, using the damaged but still usable Ludendorff Bridge.

In 1965, a march by civil rights demonstrators was violently broken up at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., by state troopers and a sheriff’s posse in what came to be known as “Bloody Sunday.”

in New York at age 86. Former child actor and singer Jimmy Boyd (“I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”) died in Santa Monica, Calif., at age 70.

In 1975, the U.S. Senate revised its filibuster rule, allowing 60 senators to limit debate in most cases, instead of the previously required two-thirds of senators present.

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously for tough new sanctions to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test; a furious Pyongyang threatened a nuclear strike against the United States. The Senate confirmed John Brennan to be CIA director, 63-34, after the Obama administration bowed to demands from Republicans blocking the nomination and stated explicitly there were limits to the president’s power to use drones against U.S. terror suspects on American soil. Sybil Christopher, 83, the wife Richard Burton left in 1963 to marry Elizabeth Taylor, and who became a theater producer and nightclub founder, died in New York.

In 1983, the original version of The Nashville Network (now Spike) made its debut. In 1994, the U.S. Navy issued its first permanent orders assigning women to regular duty on a combat ship — in this case, the USS Eisenhower. In 1999, movie director Stanley Kubrick, whose films included “Dr. Strangelove,” ‘’A Clockwork Orange” and “2001: A Space Odyssey,” died in Hertfordshire, England, at age 70, having just finished editing “Eyes Wide Shut.”

Ten years ago:

Fourteen Palestinians were killed in the deadliest Israeli raid in Gaza in 17 months. An investiture ceremony was held in Concord, N.H., for V. Gene Robinson, the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop. Actor Paul Winfield died in Los Angeles at age 64.

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with Turkish leaders in Ankara, where she announced that President Barack Obama was planning to make his own visit, which took place in April 2009. Western-backed Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad submitted his resignation (however, he retained his position under a new government). Former Metropolitan Opera general manager Schuyler Chapin died

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Today’s Birthdays:

Photographer Lord Snowdon is 84. TV personality Willard Scott is 80. Auto racer Janet Guthrie is 76. Actor Daniel J. Travanti is 74. Entertainment executive Michael Eisner is 72. Rock musician Chris White (The Zombies) is 71. Actor John Heard is 68. Rock singer Peter Wolf is 68. Rock musician Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum) is 68. Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Franco Harris is 64. Pro and College Football Hall-of-Famer Lynn Swann is 62. Rhythm-and-blues singermusician Ernie Isley (The Isley Brothers) is 62. Actor Bryan Cranston is 58. Actress Donna Murphy is 55. Actor Nick Searcy is 55. Golfer Tom Lehman is 55. International Tennis Hall-of-Famer Ivan Lendl is 54. Actress Mary Beth Evans is 53. Singer-actress Taylor Dayne is 52. Actor Bill Brochtrup is 51. Opera singer Denyce Graves is 50. Comedian Wanda Sykes is 50. Actor Jonathan Del Arco is 48. Rock musician Randy Guss (Toad the Wet Sprocket) is 47. Actor Peter Sarsgaard is 43. Actress Rachel Weisz (wys) is 43. Classical singer Sebastien Izambard (Il Divo) is 41.


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It is not unusual for older adults to require the services of firefighters, paramedics, or police officers. City residents should remember that in an emergency, seconds count. The faster that emergency personnel can get to the scene, the more likely that a life can be saved or a disaster averted. Massachusetts law requires that, “Every building in the commonwealth, including, but not limited to, dwellings, apartment buildings, condominiums, and business establishments shall have affixed thereto a number representing the address of such building. Said number shall be of a nature and size and shall be situated on the building so that, to the extent practicable, it is visible from the nearest street or road providing vehicular access to such building.” Addresses are entered into the electronic database for use in enhanced 911 service. House numbers need to be at least four inches in height and facing the street. The numbers should be put under lighting and contrast with the background of the house so that they are visible at night. If the house numbers are obstructed by trees, bushes, flags, or decorative ornaments, they will not be seen by emergency personnel. In addition, numbers on the mailbox must be visible from both directions. In a crisis, the injured person, a visitor, or a grandchild may be unable to provide clear directions. Emergency personnel from a neighboring community may be unfamiliar with the targeted destination. Precious time is lost if firefighters, paramedics, or police officers drive right by the house because it is not clearly identified. Safety for older adults requires attention to some basic details. Working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors should be installed on every level of the home. The batteries in the detectors should be changed twice a year when the clocks are changed for daylight saving time. The three essential items that should be kept by a senior’s bedside include eyeglasses, a telephone, and a whistle. In case of a fire or other emergency, eyeglasses will help the older adult to see and avoid injury as he or she escapes the fire. A telephone will allow the person to call for help. And finally, a whistle will alert other household members to the fire or emergency, and rescuers to the person’s location. Informational handouts and brochures on fire prevention and safety for older adults are available at the Westfield Senior Center, 40 Main Street. Written guidelines, courtesy of the Westfield Fire Department, on the types of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors required based on the year that a home was constructed are located in the Senior Center foyer. Discount coupons for the City’s seniors needing to purchase a detector can be obtained at the Senior Center. Seniors should seek the assistance of relatives, friends, or neighbors to change the batteries in their detectors. If such assistance is not available, older adults can call the Senior Center at 562-6435 and a reliable volunteer will be recruited to help.

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Es común que las personas mayores requieran servicios de bomberos, paramédicos y policías. Los ciudadanos de la ciudad debemos recordar que en una emergencia, el tiempo apremia y los segundos cuentan. Mientras más rápido el personal de emergencia llegue al lugar del peligro, más alta es la probabilidad de evitar un desastre. La ley de Massachusetts requiere que: “Todo edificio en el estado, que incluye entre ellos, viviendas, edificios de apartamentos, condominios y establecimientos de negocios, deben tener instalado en la fachada un número que represente la dirección de dicho edificio. Ese número debe ser de tal naturaleza, tamaño y localización, que sea visible desde la calle más cercana o carretera que provea acceso por vehículo a dicho edificio” Las direcciones de todo edificio se encuentran en la data electrónica que provee los Servicio del 9-1-1. Los números para las casas deben ser por lo menos de cuatro pulgadas de alto y deben dar frente a la calle. Los números deben de estar debajo de una luz y ser de un color que haga contraste con el color de la casa para que sean visible de noche. Si el número de la casa lo obstruye árboles, arbustos, banderas, u objetos decorativos, no va a ser visible para el personal de emergencia. También, los números en los buzones deben ser visibles en ambas direcciones. En una crisis, la persona herida, una visita, o un nieto quizás no pueda proveer direcciones claras. El personal de emergencia de una comunidad vecina puede que no conozca bien el área donde se encuentra la emergencia. Tiempo valioso se pierde si los bomberos, paramédicos, o la policía se pasan de la casa porque esta no está claramente identificada. La seguridad para las personas mayores requiere atención a ciertos detalles básicos. Detectores de humo y detectores de monóxido de carbono que funcionen deben instalarse en cada nivel del hogar. Ponga baterías nuevas a los detectores cada seis meses cuando cambie la hora del reloj para “Daylight Savings Time.” Tenga tres objetos esenciales en la mesita de noche de todo envejeciente: sus espejuelos, el teléfono y un pito. En caso de fuego o cualquier emergencia, los espejuelos le ayudarán al envejeciente poder ver bien y evitar lastimarse mientra escapa del fuego. El teléfono le sirve para llamar al 9-1-1 y para pedir auxilio. Y finalmente, el pito le sirve para alertar a miembros de la familia si hay fuego u otra emergencia, y al personal de emergencia la localización de la persona que necesita rescate. Hojas de información y boletines acerca de la prevención de incendios y de seguridad para las personas mayores están disponibles en el Westfield Senior Center, localizado en la Calle Main # 40. Hay folletos en la entrada del Senior Center, cortesía del Depto. de Bomberos de Westfield, acerca de los detectores de humo y detectores de monóxido de carbono que son los requeridos de acuedo al año de construcción del hogar. Cupones de descuento para personas mayores quienes necesitan comprar detectores también se encuentran en el Senior Center. Los envejecientes deben pedir la asistencia de familiares, amistades, o vecinos para cambiar las baterías en sus detectores. Si no consigue asistencia, puede llamar al Senior Center al 562-6435 y un voluntario gustosamente le puede ayudar. Por Tina Gorman, Directora Westfield Council On Aging, Centro de Envejecientes Traducción por Agma M. Sweeney

Staples to close 225 stores as sales move online NEW YORK — (AP) Staples will shut down more than 10 percent of its stores in North American by the end of next year, the second major chain to announce the mass closing of stores this week and the latest evidence of a retail landscape that is being altered drastically by the way Americans shop. The nation’s largest office-supply company said Thursday that nearly half of its sales are now generated online and it is working aggressively to cut costs and become more efficient. It aims to close up to 225 North American stores as part of a plan to save about $500 million by the end of 2015. It had already closed dozens of stores in the past year. Staples would not elaborate on the number of jobs that are being cut, nor the locations of stores that will close. The recession did heavy damage to chains like Staples, which also face growing competition online as well as from discount stores. But the same thing is happening across the retail sector, no matter if the company is selling clothes, books, or electronics. Staples has 1,846 stores in North America and Canada, the vast majority in the United States. Chairman and CEO Ron Sargent said Thursday that his company wasn’t giving up on brick-andmortar stores, believing that customers still want the convenience and service that they can get there. “That said, stores have to earn the right to stay

open,” Sargent said. “We are committed to making tough calls when it’s necessary.” Those tough calls are being made by other retailers as well. Two days ago, RadioShack announced plans to close up to 1,100 stores, about a fifth of its U.S. locations, after its losses widened during a dismal holiday season. In the subcategory of office retail, there is a rapid consolidation taking place, both in physical presence and among one-time rivals. Staples has cut the size of its typical store in half over the past several years. Last fall, with sales flagging, rivals Office Depot and OfficeMax completed a $1.2 billion merger. Shares of Staples Inc. tumbled Thursday after the company posted disappointing numbers for its most recent quarter and issued a weak forecast. Sargent said no one is happy with the company’s performance. “It’s clear we underestimated the headwinds we are facing in our retail stores as well as demand for core office supplies,” he said. Staples, based in Framingham, Mass., reported adjusted earnings of $1.16 per share for 2013, well short of the $1.21 to $1.25 per share it said that it expected as recently as November. In the fourth quarter, company earnings nearly tripled, but that is compared to a period when it booked $176.6 million in restructuring charges as it closed stores.

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WSU Improve Troupe Continued from Page 2 After the initial improv workshop, students continued to show interest and decided to form their own improv club. Iannaccone worked with interested students as a coach at their rehearsals, and the club achieved official status in April of 2012. WHIP is run by a student-elected executive board. The 20132014 executive board consists of president Dani Collette, vice president Alex Potter, secretary Joey Ducharme, and treasurer Jeff Dodd. Currently, there are 20 active members in WHIP, with another five to ten members that participate when they are available. Ducharme said, “We, as a club, do not believe in turning anyone away. Anyone is more than welcome to come to rehearsals and participate. You can come just once, once a week, or to every rehearsal.” WHIP has two main stage shows for the semester, which will take place at Dever Stage. Ducharme said that there may be one or two smaller shows in the Owl’s Nest. The next show will be a benefit show, with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. The benefit show will be on Saturday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Dever Stage. The last main stage show of the semester will be on Saturday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Dever Stage. The cost for the April 3 show is $3. For more information about the upcoming shows at Dever Stage, visit Dever’s event calendar here: www.westfield.ma.edu/techinfo/deverevents .

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I’m absolutely sick and tired of political hacks expecting the taxpayers to pay for their personal actions. Evan Dobelle and Dan Knapik should be paying for their own defenses. The city taxpayers and the city councilors should be demanding immediate reimbursement for the money approved last year for Knapik’s defense and they should not authorize a penny more if he chooses to appeal. If I was a student or supporter of Westfied State, I’d be furious that my funds were being used to defend Dobelle. Over a million dollars in legal fees! What a waste! Dobelle had a history of questionable financial practices. The board should have never hired him.

Poll: Half of millennials independent By Natalie Villacorta Politico.com Half of millennials identify as independents up from 38 percent in 2004, according to a new poll. These are the highest levels of political disaffiliation the Pew Research Center has recorded for any generation in its 25 years of polling. But more millennials have Democratic leanings — half identify as Democrats or lean toward the Democratic party compared to 34 percent who identify as Republican or lean toward the Republican party, according to the survey. Millennials hold the most liberal views on many political and social issues, including same-sex marriage and marijuana legalization. Sixty-eight percent support gay marriage, up from 44 percent in 2004. During the same period, the proportion of Gen Xers who support same-sex marriage increased from 40 percent to 55 percent and the portion of Boomers increased from 30 percent to 48 percent. Even more millennials approve of marijuana legalization — 69 percent, up from 34 percent in 2006. On abortion and gun control, millennials views do not differ as much from older generations. Millennials are more approving of Obama than older generations — with almost half —49 percent — approving of how Obama is handling the presidency. Gen Xers and Boomers approve about equally, with 43 percent and 44 percent approving respectively. Support for bigger government was also highest among millennials (53 percent) compared to Gen Xers (43 percent) and Boomers (32 percent). Views divide along racial lines —more non-white millennials approve of Obama (67 percent) than white millennials (34 percent). More white millennials describe themselves as independents (51 percent) than non-white millennials (47 percent). Almost twice as many non-white millennials identify as Democrats (37 percent) as Republicans (9 percent). The survey of 1,821 adults, including 617 Millennials, was conducted Feb. 14 to 23. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.

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When a scandal becomes a cause By Anna Palmer, Juana Summers, and Darren Samuelsohn Politico.com Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and supporters of her crusade to take military sexual assault cases out of the chain of command lost a major battle Thursday when the proposal was defeated in a procedural vote. But the war is not over. The yearlong campaign transformed the evolution of military sexual assault from episodic scandals to a full-blown mega-cause with staying power — complete with appearances in popular culture and powerful champions who’ve learned the issue can be politically potent. So while the Pentagon has endured decades of military sexual assault scandals with few consequences, this time the armed forces will have to do more than just manage embarrassing incidents as they arise. Supporters of reform promise the military is going to face ongoing pressure on the powerful political issue. And they’ll have another chance later this year when Congress sets to work writing the next defense authorization bill. “I think this entire legislative battle has elevated the stakes and the merits of this issue,” said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a 2016 presidential aspirant, who supported Gillibrand. Military sexual assault is now seeped in the public consciousness. As Cruz pointed out, the concept behind Gillibrand’s proposal served as an important story line in the second season of the popular Netflix show “House of Cards.” “I’ve watched the entire second season,” Cruz said.” I was encouraged to see that the signature issue was this issue.” Cruz added that there was no foul play in the real-world fight, unlike how politics is played in the fictional Internet show. “I can promise you that neither Sen. Gillibrand nor I have had anyone murdered in the effort to build support for this law.” The show also quoted from a brochure once circulated at a South Carolina military base that rocked Washington for advice it offered potential victims. “If you are attacked, it may be advisable to submit than to resist,” the brochure said. “You have to make this decision based on circumstances. Be especially careful if the attack has a weapon.” The brochure was pulled out of circulation after Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) complained to the Pentagon about its content last year. Slaughter’s office sent a press release when the season premiered. Opponent of Gillibrand’s approach said the issue is much more complex than just headlines and Hollywood. “This is hard politically. This really sounded simple,” said Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), a vocal opponent to Gillibrand throughout the debate. “The argument was posed: it’s victims vs. commander, whose side are you on? And it’s not that simple.” McCaskill offered an alternative bill that would eliminate the

“good soldier” legal defense from military evidence rules except in instances where a defendant’s military character is directly tied to an alleged crime. But while McCaskill praised the historic reforms — the seemingly ongoing stream of bad headlines of military sex assault also nearly assures that Gillibrand and her supporters will have plenty of material to point to as they continue to make their case. Just as the chain of command provision failed in the Senate, news broke that the top Army prosecutor for sex assault cases had been suspended after a lawyer who worked for him alleged that he had tried to grope her at a military legal conference. Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-Mass.), who has pushed for reforming the system, said the issue is not going to go away. “I think at the very least what this shows is that this is an issue that the Congress, both the House and Senate are taking very, very seriously. We just had a briefing on how they’re implementing some of the reforms that were made, she said in an interview. “There’s no denying significant progress has been made in the military. But there’s still deep concern, given the numbers, that this crime is all together too pervasive. Regardless of what happens, this issue is not going to go away.” Pop culture references were in part what sparked the Senate debate in the first place, namely the Oscar-nominated documentary “The Invisible War.” Both Gillibrand and McCaskill said that the film inspired them to get more engaged in the issue. “‘The Invisible War’ has done more good for more victims and prevented more rapes by telling those stories than any other thing that could happen, because they’re real,” Gillibrand told Politico last summer. McCaskill said she’d required her staff to watch the documentary after first catching it during the Christmas break in 2012. While she noted she’d been working on the issue before, the movie made a difference. “I had a visceral response … realizing this is something I’ve had to do,” she said. In an interview, Kirby Dick, the film’s director called the Senate’s vote a “missed opportunity.” “This is a problem that’s been going on for decades. Really up until recently, the problem has not been addressed at all. I think it’s really unfortunate,” he said. “They have a built-in system that enables commanders to cover things up. Once you build in these kind of institutional opportunities for cover up, many people will avail themselves of that opportunity.” Dick said his film, as well as the intense media focus on Gillibrand’s push, has led more victims to speak out. “This kind of problem persists because victims don’t speak out. I think you’re seeing more and more of that happen,” he said. “I think over the past couple of years or so, this issue has certainly become much, much more prominent. I think it’s important, but the most important thing is policy change, the most important thing is legislation. It’s unfortunate that an old boy network, this business as usual approach triumphed.”

2016ers split on Ukraine policy By Burgess Everett and Edward-Isaac Dovere Politico.com For a glimpse at how a future Republican president might handle a global crisis, look no further than the Senate. There, three possible 2016 GOP presidential contenders — Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Marco Rubio of Florida — are weighing in on the Ukraine crisis and offering their own visions for U.S. foreign policy that highlight rifts between neoconservatives and isolationists that remain even as the Republican Party tilts away from U.S. military interventions. Rubio (Fla.) is calling for the most robust U.S. response to the Russian incursion into Ukraine and supporting an aid package regardless of whether it’s paid for, a sharp departure from conservative orthodoxy. Paul (Ky.) said he is likely to oppose an aid package that isn’t offset and worries about giving any money to a country that has had a “series of crooks running the place.” Meanwhile, Cruz is treading a middle ground and declined to endorse or oppose an aid package, instead calling for expelling Russia from the G-8 and possibly breaking treaties with Moscow. The Ukraine debate allows the three conservative senators to distinguish themselves from congressional leaders, President Barack Obama and potential 2016 GOP challengers, all more than a year before the campaign begins in earnest. And in interviews this week, the senators seemed fully aware their jobs in the Capitol give them the unique opportunity to weigh in on international affairs. Foreign policy crises like those in Ukraine, Iran and Syria also allow the Republicans to carve out sharp policy differences among each other, which hasn’t always been easy, given that they rarely disagree on domestic issues other than immigration reform. Still, the three GOP stars are aligned in several foreign policy areas. They all see a role for the U.S. to play in global affairs, but not as the international law enforcer envisioned by

Republicans of a decade ago. And they all echo an American electorate sick of overseas conflict that is closely watching the rise of anti-American governments all over the world. And though the trio reflects a war-weary American public, Rubio easily offers the most interventionist approach and seems eager to discuss his vision for America, often in soaring rhetoric. Despite the isolationist reputations that precede them, both Cruz and Paul want the U.S. to play some international role — though Cruz is more forceful than Paul on this point. Notably, the trio is divided on an aid package being considered by the Senate that will be more comprehensive than the limited package passed by the House on Thursday. The Senate bill could come before the Foreign Relations Committee as early as Tuesday, a panel on which both Paul and Rubio serve. Rubio said that he will support an aid package to Ukraine even if it is not offset by spending cuts or new revenue, reflective of Rubio’s insistence that America maintain its international leadership role even if cannot be the world’s police officer. “I would prefer that it would be offset, but I think that’s important enough that we should move forward on it even if it isn’t,” Rubio said. “This is an issue of significant national security magnitude that we should move on.” Paul said that he is likely to oppose a bill that is not paid for and has fundamental concerns about giving any money or loans to a country that he said ranks among the “most corrupt” in the world — an assessment neither Cruz, nor Rubio volunteered. “We really — literally and figuratively — would have to borrow money from China to send it to the Ukraine,” he said. “The other problem is Ukraine owes Russia money, so if we’re giving Ukraine money and they’re paying it to Russia, does that sound like a good idea or a bad idea?” Paul questioned the legality of Ukraine’s recent power transition and said leaders there should prove “they’re going to be less corrupt” as a condition of receiving funds. Perhaps letting Ukraine go bankrupt to wipe the slate clean is the best path, the

Kentucky senator surmised. “If you go through 10 years of austerity that’s enforced by the West, then it just leads to unhappiness and all that. Maybe you’re better off having the swiftness of bankruptcy and restarting,” Paul said. Cruz would not comment on whether he will support an aid package but seemed cool to the idea. He quickly suggested alternatives that the United States should explore rather than fixate on whether a package should be paid for or not. “More important than aid is expanding economic trade — expanding mutually beneficial commerce, helping open the door for energy to flow to Ukraine in the private market,” Cruz said. “There are other steps that we can and should be looking See Ukraine Policy, Page 8

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Police Logs WESTFIELD Emergency Response and Crime Report Sunday, March 2, 2014 12:29 a.m.: fire, Cardinal Lane, a caller reports a chimney fire, the first responding firefighters report the fire had spread to the structure and additional apparatus was dispatched, the fire was found to have originated in the structure surrounding the flue of a wood stove in the family room and was contained there but the ceiling and an exterior wall were opened to allow access to the fire which was extinguished; 12:57 a.m.: disturbance, Woronoco Avenue, a caller reports guests at a large college-aged party have parked too far from the curbs and are blocking passage on the street, the responding officer reports that vehicular passage was possible when he first investigated the situation at 12:15 a.m. and found that youths were attending multiple parties at nearly adjacent rental properties, the participants were dispersed at one of the houses but one of the tenants disputed the officers’ right to disperse his guests and approached an officer as if he was intending to prevent the officer from dispersing his guests, Kevin F. Duffy, 22, of 16A Elmwood Ave. Natick, was arrested for disturbing the peace and criminal complaints were filed against the other two tenants, officer also spoke with the hosts of another party nearby and were able to clear “hundreds of students in the street”, no previous incidents had been reported at the second address and the tenants there were advised that criminal charges will be filed if there is a similar complaint before the end of the academic year; 1:21 a.m.: incapacitated person, Prospect Street at Montgomery Street, a caller reports a male party is lying in a snowbank, the responding officer reports the person was highly obviously intoxicated and was transported to Noble Hospital for treatment; 2:10 a.m.: disturbance, Clark Street, a caller reports college students are fighting, a second caller reports a loud college-aged party, the responding officer reports the guests were dispersed and the hosts were charged; 11:25 a.m.: city ordinance violation, Salvatore Drive, a caller reports the sidewalk at a Salvatore Drive address has not been cleared all winter, the responding officer reports the resident said that he had not been aware of his obligation to clear his sidewalk within 24 hours of the end of a snow storm nor was he aware of the fines which could be levied for non-compliance, the man agreed to clear his sidewalk promptly; 3:54 p.m.: disturbance, Otis Street, a caller reports her son has been drinking since Friday and fell into a glass table which broke and he cut himself, the woman said that the man will not allow anybody to help him with his injuries and there is blood all over the house, the responding officer reports blood was in evidence in many places in the residence and the male party who was in the kitchen with a bottle of liquor fled to the cellar when he saw the officer, the officer found that the man had barricaded himself in a basement room and refused to come out, when additional officers arrived the door was kicked in and the man charged the officers two of whom deployed Tasers which had little effect, the man was escorted to the ground but resisted efforts to emplace handcuffs and kicked at the officers, a Taser was again employed but the officer reports it had no effect, Kiryl Sidash, 38, of 141 Otis St., was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, assault and battery on a police officer and three counts of assault; 5:10 p.m.: officer wanted, Ridgeview Terrace, a taxi driver called to report a male party will not exit his cab and is verbally assaulting him, the responding officer reports the passenger was yelling at the driver relative to a pervious incident, the taxi driver refused to transport him, the man eventually exited the cab; 7:49 p.m.: accident, Thomas Street, a caller reports a vehicular crash without injuries, the responding officer reports an uninjured operator appeared to be intoxicated and said that he had consumed four beers and two shots of liquor, Keith E. Phillips, 57, of 71 Jefferson St., was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor and for negligent operation of a motor vehicle; 8:24 p.m.: office wanted, Notre Dame Street, a caller reports an attempt was made to break into her residence while she was away for a few days, the responding officer reports he found evidence to suggest that an attempt had been made to pry open two exterior doors of the house but no entry was gained; 8:50 p.m.: animal complaint, Fairway Apartments, 549 Russell Road, a caller from a Russell Road apartment complex reports that a duck, a dog and a cat have been abandoned but have been provided with a blanket, food and water, the responding officer reports that the dog and cat are residents of the complex and went home, efforts to capture the duck were not successful as it flew away when anybody came close but did not go far; 9:20 p.m.: vandalism, Lockhouse Road, a caller reports vandalism to his vehicle, the responding officer reports tires were slashed. Monday, March, 3, 2014 6:47 a.m.: motor vehicle violation, Columbia Street, a patrol

Court Logs Westfield District Court Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Michael L. Slipkowski Jr., 29, of 868 Southampton Road, was ordered to remain drug and alcohol free and to submit to anger management evaluation after he submitted to facts sufficient to warrant a guilty finding for a charge of assault and battery brought by Westfield police and the charge was continued without a finding with probation for one year. He was assessed $50. Thursday, March 6, 2014 Eduardo D. Dominguez, 19, of 50 Southampton Road, was enjoined from making any threats or violence toward the victim and was placed on pretrial probation or one year after he was arraigned on charges of assault and battery and disorderly conduct brought by Westfield police. Brian M. Harriman, 24, of 6 North Longyard Road, Southwick, was held in lieu of $1,000 cash bail pending an April 3 hearing after he was arraigned on a charge of larceny of property valued less than $250 by a single scheme and four charges of credit card fraud valued less than $250 brought by Westfield police. In a second case brought by Southwick police, Harriman was held on $1,000 cash bail pending an April 3 hearing after he was arraigned on a charge of larceny of property valued more than $250. Alexander Velez, 45, of 17 Mountain St., Springfield, saw a charge of assault and battery brought by Westfield police dismissed at the request of the victim when she asserted her Fifth Amendment rights and refused to testify. Stewart Farmer, 45, of 201 Tyler St., Springfield, was held in lieu of $1,000 cash bail pending an April 4 hearing after he was arraigned on a charge of shoplifting merchandise valued at more than $100 brought by Westfield police. In a second case brought by Agawam police, Farmer was held in lieu of $5,000 cash bail pending an April 4 hearing after he was arraigned on a charge of larceny of property valued more than $250 and two charges of larceny of property valued less than $250.

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officer requests a tow for a vehicle found to have expired registration, the vehicle was towed to the police impound yard; 8:37 a.m.: disturbance, Clark Street, a caller reports that her boyfriend will not allow her entry to gather her possessions from his residence, the responding officer reports there was no answer at the door of the residence the woman was attempting to enter and she was sent on her way; 9:05 a.m.: officer wanted, Miller Street, a caller reports finding an unattended young child who was not dressed for the weather, see story in the Tuesday edition of The Westfield News; 11:12 a.m.: fire. St. Dennis Street, a caller reports a fire in the living room, the responding firefighters report workers at a bankowned house had extinguished a fire which had resulted when a propane heater hose malfunctioned, the workers were advised of the prohibition against using such heaters inside a structure; 12:25 p.m.: arrest, Joseph Avenue, officers detailed to attempt to execute outstanding warrants report a subject was found at his last known address, Daniel J. Cassidy, 48, of 15 Joseph Avenue, was arrested on a warrant issued by the Westfield District Court; 12:41 p.m.: fraud, Aldrich Drive, a resident came to the station to report fraudulent activity on her bank account, the responding officer reports the complainant said that her bank has already addressed the issue but she needs to report it to police; 1:26 p.m.: larceny, North Elm Street, a caller from a North Elm Street business reports a sign was stolen, the responding officer reports an “under new management” sign valued at $100 was reported stolen; 7:51 p.m.: assist citizen, East Main Street, a caller reports a wheelchair-bound woman needs assistance, the responding officer reports he found that the woman had been waiting for a bus for two hours in 12 degree weather, the battery for the woman’s powered wheelchair was exhausted, a tow truck operator provided the woman a complimentary transport with her chair to her Franklin Street address; 11:43 p.m.: disturbance, Southampton Road, a caller reports a fight, the responding officer reports that no fight was found but two persons were found in a vehicle parked at a closed business, the officer reports that a routine check revealed that one of the men was the subject of outstanding warrants, Tyler David Burnett, 23, of 116 Elm Street, was arrested on warrants issued by the Greenfield and Northern Berkshires courts; Tuesday, March 4, 2014 1:46 a.m.: suspicious activity, East Main Street, a patrol officer reports he observed a vehicle operating at 20 mph slower than the posted limit, the vehicle was stopped and the operator’s license was found to be suspended, Christopher M. Roberts, 35, of 67 Shaker Road, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license; 9:44 a.m.: arrest, Morris Street, officers detailed to attempt to execute outstanding warrants reports a subject was found at his last known address, Jose A. Ramirez, 23, of 15 Morris St., was arrested on two warrants issued by the Westfield District Court; 2:47 p.m.: assault, Elm Street, a social services worker reports an assault, the responding officer reports the man said that he was punched by a client, a criminal complaint was filed; 4:15 p.m.: assist other police department, North Road, a patrol officer reports he encountered a state trooper with a traffic stop who requested assistance, the officer reports that the trooper seized several bags of heroin and effected three arrests, a trooper was dispatched to the scene to take custody of a two-year-old infant in the vehicle, the officer transported one of the arrestees to the Russell State Police barracks; 5:26 p.m.: disturbance, Powdermill Village, 126 Union St., a caller reports her baby’s father is arguing with a man she believes to be a relative of a neighbor, the responding officer reports that the incident is the latest in an ongoing dispute between the residents of adjoining apartments who formerly were friends, the officer reports that the participants were yelling threats back and forth on their common porch in the presence of at least three children, the apartment complex management was notified of the ongoing issues and the Department of Children and Families was advised of the incident the children observed; 6:18 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, North Elm Street, a patrol officer reports a traffic stop, the vehicle’s registration was found to be expired and non-renewable, the vehicle was towed; 10:17 p.m.: suspicious activity, Powdermill Village, 126 Union St., a caller reports neighbors are smoking marijuana and the odor is entering her apartment, the responding officer reports that although he could see lights on in the residence there was no answer at the door, the community policing officer for the area was notified.

Obituaries Gregory A. Hunter WESTFIELD – Gregory A. Hunter, 67, of Westfield, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in Noble Hospital. He was born in Caribou, ME on June 8, 1946 to Merle and Betty (Raymond) Hunter. Greg graduated from Caribou High School in 1964 and graduated from Northern Maine Vocational Institute for Auto Repair. He moved to Westfield in 1970 and was a member of the US Army National Guard in both Caribou and Westfield. Greg worked for Forish Construction in Westfield and was a mechanic before opening his own repair shop Greg’s Auto in 1974. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed snowmobiling with his friends. Greg leaves his wife of forty-six years, Gloria (Hitchcock) Hunter; two sons, Scott and Christopher Hunter and a daughter, Amy Hunter all of Westfield. He also leaves his mother, Betty Hunter of Westfield; a brother, Darrell Hunter of Easthampton and three sisters, Gloria Daigle of Florida, Candace Adasiewicz of Simsbury, CT, Cynthia Hunter of West Springfield and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Saturday, March 8th at 9:00 a.m. from Firtion-Adams Funeral Service, 76 Broad Street, Westfield, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in St. Peter’s Church at 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations in Greg’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 1111 Elm Street, West Springfield, MA 01089. firtionadams.com

Emma Lee Egleston WESTFIELD - Emma Lee (Rexroad) Egleston, age 72, beloved wife, mother, aunt and grandmother passed away at home Wednesday surrounded by her loving family. Emma Lee leaves behind Ronald Egleston, her beloved husband of 40 years; four children, Jim, Pamela, Craig and Samantha; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Emma Lee dedicated her life to ensuring all were loved and cared for all the way to the end. Emma Lee was the third of four siblings, and hailed from Buckhannon West Virginia. Beyond her family, she loved motorcycling, snowmobiling, Red Sox, and especially Bingo, Casino-slot machines, UCONN Women’s Basketball and the friends that joined her. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Noble Visiting Nurse and Hospice Services Inc., 77 Mill Street, Suite 201, Westfield, MA 01085. firtionadams.com

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May the sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now & forever, amen. Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, helper of the hopeless, pray for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day, by the 8th day your prayer will be answered. Say it for 9 days. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank You, St. Jude. M.J.K.

A PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

Holy Spirit, You who made me see everything and showed me the way to reach my ideal. You, who gave me the Divine gift to forgive and forget the wrong done to me and you, who are in all instances of my life with me. I, in this short dialogue want to thank you for everything and confirm once more that I never want to be separated from you no matter how great the material desire may be. I want to be with You and my loved ones in your perpetual Glory. Thank you for your love towards me and my loved ones. Persons must pray the prayer three consecutive days without asking your wish. After the third day wish will be granted no matter how difficult it may be. Then promise to publish this dialogue as soon as this favor is granted. I will never stop trusting in God and his power.

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Florals, updated, return to decor By MELISSA RAYWORTH Associated Press

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In this photo provided by courtesy of Burnham Design, traditional floral wallpaper is contrasted with modern furniture and unexpected accessories like a bike helmet and a vintage Japanese poster for the movie “Sabrina,” to create a fresh and edgy look designed by Betsy Burnham and Max Humphrey of Burnham Design, in this residence in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Courtesy Burnham Design, Sarah Dorio)

fter years of simple solids and geometric prints, the lowly flower is making a comeback in decor. Floral patterns have been blooming all over fashion runways in recent months, and they are slowly finding their way back into the world of home decorating, too. It wasn’t long ago that any mention of floral upholstery or wallpaper brought back memories of 1980s cabbage roses, flowery Shabby Chic borders stenciled high on bedroom walls, and suburban homes designed to feel like precious cottages swathed in pink and green. But today’s new patterns aren’t your grandmother’s florals. And they can be a refreshing antidote to the minimalist patterns that have dominated home decorating in recent years. “It’s what we’re all craving,” says New York-based designer Jon Call, founder of Mr. Call Designs. “It’s romance, it’s a softness ... and it feels fresh again, because no one has defined it for our generation.” While brands like Laura Ashley delineated the floral look of a generation ago, the new florals have no rules. Which makes them more fun — and more challenging — to use successfully. Here, Call and two other interior designers — Betsy Burnham of Los Angeles’ Burnham Design, and Brian Patrick Flynn, executive producer of HGTV.com’s Spring House series — offer advice on working with this fresh crop of floral patterns.

WHAT SIZE? “Scale is the most important factor in modernizing the look and feel of florals,” says Flynn. He suggests avoiding flowers that are depicted at their actual size. Instead, pick patterns where the flowers are bigger — between 50 percent and 200 percent larger than life-size. Call agrees: He’s a fan of using vintage prints in “the largest scale you can find,” so that the print’s eye-popping size contrasts with its traditional style. But Call and Burnham also think floral prints can look modern if they’re printed on a very small scale, especially if they’re used on smaller items like throw pillows.

In this photo provided by Brian Patrick Flynn, for HGTV.com’s new digital series HGTV Spring House, interior designer and executive producer Flynn uses the art of layering pattern to pack its master bedroom with classic, feminine appeal. (AP Photo/Brian Patrick Flynn/HGTV Spring House/Sarah Dorio)

WHICH PATTERN? Find a floral print that really appeals to you personally, Burnham suggests. “Nothing corny, nothing ordinary,” she says. You want “something really special.” You might try “chinoiseries that include figures and florals,” Burnham says, “or flora and fauna... That’s a way to do it if you’re kind of scared of just flowers.” Another option is choosing a pattern that’s more “botanical” than flower-filled. “Homeowners with aversions to super-girly florals featuring rosebuds or elaborate petals may find botanicals a better fit,” says Flynn. “While floral prints include shapes and silhouettes of actual flowers, botanicals rely more on stems and leaves.”

In this photo provided by Brian Patrick Flynn, the interior designer Flynn updated this industrial loft kitchen using floral wallpaper from Graham & Brown with modern scale and colors. (AP Photo/Brian Patrick Flynn, Sarah Dorio) Call points out that designers like Vivienne Westwood have created digitized, pixilated floral prints that mix traditional and modern style. But, he says, even the most classic chintz fabrics can look great in a modern home if they’re handmade and high quality. Flynn encourages clients to mix floral patterns with other prints. “The floral cottage style of a decade ago was all florals and ribbons,” Flynn says. “Anytime I’m dealing with a home occupied by couples arguing over masculine and feminine styles, I’m likely to mix botanicals or florals with classic masculine prints such as gingham, check or plaid.” That juxtaposition of “classic girly prints with iconic patterns used for men’s spaces” creates a modern, gender-neutral room.

WHERE TO USE IT?

Floral patterns can work especially well on sleek, modern pieces of furniture, Burnham says. Rather than choosing a floral sofa that’s rounded and tufted, use floral upholstery on a simple sofa with straight, clean lines. And rather than hanging floral draperies in a bedroom or choosing a floral bedspread, use solid colored fabrics in those locations and then upholster the headboard in a bold, oversize floral.

WHAT COLORS?

In this photo provided by Brian Patrick Flynn, the interior designer Flynn uses affordable navy blue prints from Ralph Lauren and John Robshaw to make an otherwise feminine den a bit more gender neutral. To introduce florals into homes occupied by men, Flynn suggests choosing botanicals in masculine colors such as deep blues and muddy greens. (AP Photo/Brian Patrick Flynn, Sarah Dorio)

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Barking can bite at relationships among neighbors SUE MANNING Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many neighborhood feuds in the U.S. are caused by barking and parking. When it comes to barking, animal trainers say dogs are usually bored, scared or anxious, so they shouldn’t be blamed for fights that involve their masters. Incessant barking has stirred neighborhood violence and bred an industry of shock and sound devices decried as hurtful by some but hailed as solutions by their makers. Ultimately, owners need to take responsibility for devoting enough time to pet care, experts say. They urge people to get to the root of the problem before boredom, anxiety or fear turn into shredded bedspreads, puddles in the house or escape attempts. Make sure bored animals get plenty of exercise and find out what’s upsetting them — maybe it’s just a car’s backfire. “Barking definitely affects people’s lives,” said Sgt. Dustin Delridge, an officer for the Missoula, Mont., Police Department who deals with quality-of-life issues, such as barking. By the time he gets involved, bad feelings usually are brewing. Sometimes solutions are as simple as moving a kennel to the other side of a yard or asking an owner to keep a dog inside. “Most of the time, we can come up with a solution,” he said. “Once in a while, we can’t make anybody happy.” So far, that includes Gary Garrett, who’s losing sleep as three Rottweilers howl through the night in his neighborhood in Visalia, about 200 miles north of Los Angeles. He says the sound penetrates his walls like “blow horns or subwoofers.” He visited his neighbor when it started six months ago, and she told him to get earplugs. Garrett is also upset with animal control and the city. Animal control needs to hear the barking to take action, but he says representatives come during the day and the barking happens at night. His neighbors “are being inconsiderate and the city is not doing anything about it. I don’t want a battle here. I just want to sleep at night,” Garrett said. Many municipalities post online instructions on filing complaints or petitions. Garrett has completed paperwork, but even if a citation is issued, “it’s no guarantee the barking will stop,” said Tami Crawford, executive director of the Valley Oak Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which the city contracts to provide animal control services. “It’s a tough problem,” Crawford said. “It takes cooperation on both sides of the fence, and sometimes neighbors can’t do that.” Lori Weise, founder of Downtown Dog Rescue in South Gate, a city just south of Los Angeles, knows barking can be an adoption deal-breaker. So, she’s training her rescue’s 17 dogs to bark and go silent on command. It’s important, because simple feuds can quickly escalate to violence: — In December, a Detroit man was accused of killing a neighbor who complained about his dog’s barking. He’s facing murder and firearms charges. — Last April, an Oregon father reportedly paid his 30-yearold son $500 to shoot and kill a neighbor’s barking Lab. The father pleaded no contest, and the son pleaded guilty. Experts say problems could be avoided if potential pet owners think ahead before they bring a dog home. “It’s really important to ‘think before you adopt’ and deter-

In this March 4, 2014, photo, dogs that are waiting to be adopted bark at Downtown Dog Rescue in South Gate, Calif. Barking is one of the biggest causes of feuds in neighborhoods across America. Dogs usually bark if they are bored, afraid, or anxious, and owners can help with all of those things. Lori Weise, founder and owner of the rescue, teaches the rescue’s 17 to bark on command. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) mine if you have the time, the lifestyle and the schedule to give a dog the kind of care he or she needs,” said Madeline Bernstein, president of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Los Angeles. And while barking can grate on neighbors’ nerves, it can also be rough on animals, said Mychelle Blake, CEO of the South Carolina-based Association of Professional Dog Trainers. They can get hurt misbehaving, by jumping over fences or barking themselves hoarse, she said. If a dog is bored, increase its exercise. “If you don’t give them something to do, they will find something, and it’s not always what you want,” Blake said. If it stays out all day, sprinkle its kibble around so it has to hunt for food, she suggested. Anxiety and fear are harder to deal with, and the problems get worse the longer they go on, Blake said. Sometimes they require vet care and medication. There are also sound, shock and scent devices that promise

to curb barking. Sound devices, the most popular, include whistles, collars and remotes that emit high-pitched, ultrasonic tones only dogs can hear. Manufacturer First Alert for Pets makes devices that are harmless and disrupt unwanted behavior, spokesman Ryan Brooks said. He says “it is a safe sound that won’t hurt the dog’s ears and is undetectable by humans.” But Blake said the collars teach dogs not to bark at all and warned that they can make anxiety and fear worse. “They get rid of the symptoms but not the cause of barking. And the emissions are not pleasant sensations for the dogs either,” she said. You don’t want to stop barking but control it, Blake said. Barking can even be a good thing, and it’s often a neighbor who benefits when a dog warns of a fire or an intruder. Online: www.apdt.com

Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate slips to 4.28 percent WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell after three weeks of increases, edging closer to historically low levels. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate for the 30-year loan declined to 4.28 percent from 4.37 percent last week. The average for the 15-year mortgage fell to 3.32 percent from 3.39 percent. A report released Tuesday by real estate data provider CoreLogic showed that U.S. home prices rose 0.9 percent in January after three months of declines, as a tight supply of properties likely supported prices despite slower sales. Economists say such outsize price gains might not continue

much longer, however. The harsh winter weather of recent weeks appears to have kept the economy in check. Sales of existing homes plunged in January to the slowest pace in 18 months, hit by the weather, higher interest rates and rising home prices. Signed contracts to buy existing homes have stayed flat for February and January, a sign that the weak sales could persist through March and April. Mortgage rates tend to follow the yield on the 10-year Treasury note. The 10-year note traded at 2.71 percent Wednesday, up from 2.67 percent a week earlier. Mortgage rates have risen about a full percentage point since

Stock and housing gains put U.S. net worth at record WASHINGTON (AP) — A surging stock market and rebounding home prices boosted Americans’ wealth to a record in the final three months of last year, though both trends have slowed so far in 2014. Household net worth jumped nearly $3 trillion during last year’s fourth quarter to $80.7 trillion. Stock and mutual fund portfolios gained nearly $1.7 trillion, or 9 percent, according to a

Thursday report by the Federal Reserve. The value of Americans’ homes rose just over $400 billion, a 2 percent gain. And checking account balances, pensions plan assets and retirement savings, such as 401(k)s, also increased. Strong wealth gains tend to trigger more consumer spending, a critical fuel for economic growth. Higher household net worth is one reason economists have forecast that the U.S. economy will

accelerate later this year. Household wealth, or net worth, reflects the value of homes, stocks, bank accounts and other assets minus mortgages, credit cards and other debts. Last year, home prices nationwide rose by the most in eight years. And the Standard & Poor’s 500 index of large stocks jumped 32 percent. So far this See Housing Gains, Page 8

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Lauren Chapdelaine, a drama club student at St. Mary High School, performs during a dress rehearsal of the play Anything Goes. The students will perform the Cole Porter’s St. Mary Drama Club actors, left-right, Sam Jacobs, Tessa Kielbasa and Andrew Mullen stand on the deck play tonight and Saturday with showtimes at 7 p.m. in the of a “cruise ship” during a dress rehearsal of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes. (Photo by Frederick Gore) school auditorium. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

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Anything Goes Continued from Page 1 “We have a few members of the 1988 cast coming and we will recognize them before the show,” said Lepage. The stage remains the same as it did 25 years ago and Lepage said there are some challenges with the stage setup. “It’s small and there are no wings so we have to use small pieces for the set, but we work pretty well with what we have,” he said. Lucas Jez, who is part of the backstage crew, said the good thing about this production is that he and another crew member are able to be on stage to move sets because they will be dressed as sailors. Anything Goes takes the stage at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish School in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors at the door. Reporter’s note: I was a member of the 1988 cast and while I am not happy to be reminded it has been 25 years since I was in a high school play, I want to thank the current cast for recognizing us. It is a great show that is sure to conjure a lot of laughs! Editor’s note: and to top it off, today is Hope’s birthday! St. Mary Drama Club’s Andrew Mullen performs during a dress rehearsal of the Cole Porter’s Anything Goes. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

Students of the St. Mary High School Drama Club dance around the stage during a dress rehearsal of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes. Showtime is tonight and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

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Continued from Page 7 year, home-price gains have slowed, and the S&P 500 has risen just 1.4 percent. Rising home prices are helping people rebuild ownership stakes in their homes. The equity that Americans as a whole have in their homes has reached 51.7 percent, the highest point since before the recession began. That’s up from a record low of 36.5 percent in the first three months of 2009. The Great Recession hammered Americans’ net worth, cutting their overall wealth to $55.6 trillion in the first quarter of 2009. That was 19 percent below the pre-recession peak of $68.8 trillion. U.S. wealth has since recovered. But households haven’t benefited equally. Much of the rebound stems from stock market gains. Yet roughly 10 percent of households own about 80 percent of stocks. Most middle-class wealth stems from home ownership, and house prices nationwide remain below the peak reached in the spring of 2006. The Fed’s figures aren’t inflation-adjusted and don’t account for population growth. Last month, economists at Ohio State University adjusted for both factors and concluded that, as of mid-2013, the net worth of the average U.S. household is still 14 percent below the prerecession peak. Still, rising wealth and an improving economy are encouraging more Americans to take on debt, which can be a sign of confidence. Total household debt ticked up 0.4 percent in the quarter, mostly because Americans took out more auto and student loans. But that doesn’t mean consumers are returning to pre-recession habits of building up excessive debt. Mortgage debt fell last quarter, as it has in almost every quarter for the past five years.

St. Mary Drama Club performers Jake Neilsen and Tessa Kielbasa during a dress rehearsal of Anything Goes. The play will continue tonight and Saturday with a curtain time of 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

St. Mary Drama Club students, left-right, Peter Demos, James Marasi, Will Luccardi and Garrett Almeda enjoy a laugh during a dress rehearsal of the St. Mary High School performance of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

Ukraine Policy Continued from Page 4 at seriously with regard to Russia, such as immediately mov- policy that used Paul as a foil to the hawkishness of Sen. John ing to expel them from the G-8, such as looking at existing McCain (R-Ariz.). Rubio was left out of Cruz’s assessment treaties between the United States and Russia and considering altogether. abrogating those treaties.” “My foreign policy views are different from both of them, Despite their differences on Ukraine, there is more unity and I would suggest they represent a third point on the triangle,” among the senators on punishing Russia and President Vladimir Cruz said. “I agree with John McCain that we should be a voice Putin. All agree generally with Obama’s move toward targeted for freedom, but I agree with Rand Paul that we should be sanctions on Russian officials and Secretary of State John exceedingly reluctant to employ U.S. military force. That being Kerry’s suggestion that Russia be removed from the G-8. said, we have a military for a reason — it is to protect our And as evidence of how far the GOP has shifted since George national security.” W. Bush’s presidency, all quickly dismissed even the faintest Paul seemed less concerned than Rubio and Cruz about how suggestion of U.S. military action in Crimea. the U.S. is viewed globally, but asserted that “we do live in an “Even at the height of the Cold War, we didn’t go around the interconnected world and that we do have a role in promoting world engaging the military in every conflict,” Rubio said. stability around the world.” In any event, it’s not the U.S. that “[Ukraine] doesn’t have a military solution. Even if we wanted Paul believes will be Russia’s ultimate undoing in Crimea. He one, there wouldn’t be one.” believes Putin is his own worst enemy. Depending on the issue, the foreign policy contrasts among “The biggest thing that has the potential to turn this out: the three can be bright — or nonexistent. Paul engineered a Russian stock markets plummeting. I think that’s why Putin Senate vote on cutting aid to Egypt last July that was blessed by backed off a little bit,” Paul said. “If he attempts to occupy Cruz but opposed by Rubio. All three opposed Obama’s failed Ukraine, I think there will be a civil war. If Ukraine becomes bid to authorize military force in Syria in the Foreign Relations Syria, that’s a disaster for Russia, 80 percent of their oil’s going Committee. across there. The Ukrainian 14-year-olds will be blowing up And as they play central roles in Washington’s favorite parlor their pipelines if that’s where we go.” game ahead of a presidential election, Rubio, Cruz and Paul To Rubio, the situation in Ukraine isn’t just about staring obviously have thought deeply about the perception of them down with Putin but instead a window into the future. within the Republican Party — and how they compare to each “The price of not acting will be extraordinary, because it other. Paul said only his “enemies” would deem him an isola- won’t just be the Ukraine,” Rubio said. “The Chinese and others tionist, while Rubio said he doesn’t even understand what the are watching this and saying, ‘We’re interested in seeing what terms “hawk” and “dove” mean anymore, declining to shoulder price do you pay for executing illegitimate claims? And what either label. price do you pay for moving on a neighboring country and takMeanwhile, Cruz offered a specific GOP spectrum on foreign ing over territory?’”


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WHS upends Agawam, repeats Westfield junior forward Chris Sullivan celebrates his goal during last night’s game against Agawam. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

Westfield sophomore forward Zach Jarvis, left, collides with an Agawam defender. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

By Chris Putz Staff Writer WEST SPRINGFIELD – Why anyone would have pegged the Agawam High School boys’ ice hockey team as the overwhelming favorite to win the Western Massachusetts Division 3 championship is anyone’s guess. The so-called underdogs, the Westfield Bombers, the tournament’s No. 2 seed, upended top-seeded Agawam in a D3 finals thriller, 6-4, Thursday night at the Olympia in West Springfield. For the defending state champion Bombers, it was their ninth Western Massachusetts title in 13 years. “We were coming in as the underdog, but we showed what we can do,” said Chris Sullivan, whose hat trick helped pave the way for Westfield. Sullivan’s deflection on a Craig Lacey slapshot with 8:23 remaining held up as the eventual game-winner. He tacked on an open-netter, his third, in the waning seconds to seal the victory. “Unbelievable,” he said. Actually the Bombers made believers the longer the game went on. Westfield committed the game’s first penalty, just 31 ticks into the opening period. The Bombers allowed just one shot – a weak one at that – on goal with just two ticks remaining on the power play, and, in fact, even managed to lay down a clean, viscous open-ice check. It was a message that, no matter what, Westfield would not back down.

Once back at full strength, Agawam skated out to a quick 2-0 lead. Brownies’ Brian Scoville wristed a shot from behind the right circle into the upper right corner of the net between the Westfield goalie and the post 3:53 into the game. Two minutes, 20 seconds later, a scrum ensued out in front of the Bombers goal. Seamus Curran plucked it into the net. Westfield rallied, scoring on Adam Hosmer’s shot from in tight in between the circles with 6:39 left in the period. Connor Sullivan and Mario Metallo assisted on the play. The teams were deadlocked at nine shots apiece at the end of the first period. See WHS Repeats, Page 11

Westfield junior Sam Evans, right, attempts to gain control of the puck during last night’s game against Agawam. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

Fans line the Plexiglas wall of the Olympia Ice Arena to cheer on the Westfield High School boys hockey team during last night’s game against Agawam. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

Westfield sophomore forward Mario Metallo, right, collides with Agawam’s Brian Scoville during the third period of last night’s Western Massachusetts D3 tournament game at the Olympia Ice Arena. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

Members of the Westfield hockey team celebrate their win during last night’s Western Massachusetts Division 3 tournament game against Agawam. Westfield went on to win 6-4. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL - SPRING TRAINING AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct Cleveland 7 1 .875 Tampa Bay 4 1 .800 Seattle 7 2 .778 Kansas City 5 2 .714 Baltimore 4 2 .667 Detroit 5 3 .625 Oakland 5 3 .625 4 3 .571 Minnesota New York 5 4 .556 Houston 3 3 .500 Los Angeles 3 3 .500 Toronto 4 4 .500 Chicago 2 4 .333 Texas 2 5 .286 Boston 1 5 .167

NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct Pittsburgh 6 1 .857 Miami 5 2 .714 San Francisco 5 3 .625 Washington 4 3 .571 Milwaukee 5 4 .556 Arizona 5 5 .500 Los Angeles 3 4 .429 St. Louis 2 3 .400 Cincinnati 3 6 .333 Colorado 3 6 .333 Chicago 2 5 .286 2 5 .286 New York Atlanta 2 6 .250 San Diego 2 6 .250 Philadelphia 1 7 .125

Hill arrives at Sox camp FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Red Sox pitcher Rich Hill starts spring training with a heavy heart. Hill reported to Boston’s camp on Thursday following the death of son Brooks, who was less than 2 months old when he died on Feb. 24. “We had a son on Dec. 26 and he was born with multiple issues that we confronted and had to deal with,” Hill said. “Unfortunately, he succumbed. He’s passed. He taught us a lot of things. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out,” he said. Hill got to Fort Myers on Wednesday with wife Caitlin and 2-year-old son Brice. The pitcher is looking forward to baseball’s routine. “My wife has been extremely strong,” he said. “We’re going to enjoy our time here and obviously make the most of the oppor-

tunity that’s here to play baseball.” “Excited to be here, to be playing baseball again, and get back into the normalcy of my profession and to be around a great group of guys and to just take that next step. One-day-at-a-time approach, that’s where we’re at, to really enjoy every day,: he said. An outpouring of support has helped him through the ordeal. “Extended family, at Mass General, everybody there has been tremendous,” he said. “The doctors, the nurses, and everybody who cared for our son.” A left-hander who turns 34 on Tuesday, Hill rejoined the Red Sox on Feb. 1 and is at spring training with a minor league contract. He was 2-0 with a 1.14 ERA in 40 appearances with the Red Sox from 2010See Hill, Page 11

NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Thursday’s Games Miami 0, Boston 0, tie, 8 innings St. Louis vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., ccd., Rain N.Y. Mets vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., ccd., Rain Toronto vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., ccd., Rain N.Y. Yankees 4, Philadelphia (ss) 3 Philadelphia (ss) vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., ccd., Rain Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., ccd., Rain L.A. Angels 4, L.A. Dodgers 4, tie, 10 innings Texas 8, San Diego 4 San Francisco 3, Cincinnati 2 Cleveland 1, Chicago Cubs 0 Kansas City 6, Chicago White Sox (ss) 6, tie Seattle 7, Chicago White Sox (ss) 4 Milwaukee 5, Colorado 3 Arizona 8, Oakland 8, tie, 10 innings Atlanta 3, Washington 2 Friday’s Games Atlanta vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Houston vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Miami vs. St. Louis (ss) at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m. St. Louis (ss) vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1:10 p.m. Cleveland vs. Chicago Cubs (ss) at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Texas vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Cincinnati (ss) at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.

English Premier League GP W Chelsea 28 19 28 18 Liverpool Arsenal 28 18 Manchester City 26 18 28 16 Tottenham Everton 27 13 Manchester United 27 13 Newcastle 28 13 Southampton 28 10 28 8 West Ham Aston Villa 28 8 28 8 Hull City Stoke 28 7 Swansea 28 7 28 7 Norwich Crystal Palace 27 8 4 West Brom 27 Sunderland 26 6 Cardiff City 28 5 28 6 Fulham

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GA 22 35 28 27 33 27 31 39 35 35 38 35 42 41 43 37 39 42 49 62

Pts 63 59 59 57 53 48 45 43 39 31 31 30 30 29 28 27 25 24 22 21

Saturday, March 1 Everton 1, West Ham 0 Fulham 1, Chelsea 3 Hull City 1, Newcastle 4 Manchester United vs. Manchester City, Ppd. Stoke 1, Arsenal 0 Sunderland vs. West Brom, Ppd. Southampton 0, Liverpool 3 Sunday, March 2 Aston Villa 4, Norwich 1 Swansea 1, Crystal Palace 1 Tottenham 1, Cardiff City 0 Saturday, March 8 West Brom vs. Manchester United, 1245 GMT Arsenal vs. Swansea, 1500 GMT, Ppd. Cardiff City vs. Fulham, 1500 GMT Crystal Palace vs. Southampton, 1500 GMT Manchester City vs. Aston Villa, 1500 GMT, Ppd. Norwich vs. Stoke, 1500 GMT West Ham vs. Hull City, 1500 GMT, Ppd. Chelsea vs. Tottenham, 1730 GMT Sunday, March 9 Newcastle vs. Everton, 1700 GMT, Ppd. Monday, March 10 Liverpool vs. Sunderland, 2100 GMT, Ppd. England Championship

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf x-Indiana 46 15 .754 — 6-4 L-2 29-4 17-11 29-7 d-Miami 43 16 .729 2 8-2 L-2 24-4 19-12 26-10 d-Toronto 33 26 .559 12 7-3 W-1 17-12 16-14 22-14 Chicago 34 27 .557 12 8-2 W-1 18-10 16-17 24-14 Washington 32 29 .525 14 7-3 W-1 16-15 16-14 22-14 Brooklyn 30 29 .508 15 7-3 W-4 18-11 12-18 17-18 Charlotte 28 33 .459 18 6-4 W-1 16-14 12-19 18-18 Atlanta 26 33 .441 19 1-9 L-4 17-11 9-22 18-19 Detroit 24 37 .393 22 2-8 L-1 14-20 10-17 20-18 Cleveland 24 38 .387 22½ 5-5 L-2 15-16 9-22 14-23 New York 22 40 .355 24½ 2-8 W-1 12-20 10-20 15-23 Boston 20 41 .328 26 2-8 L-2 12-19 8-22 16-18 Orlando 19 44 .302 28 3-7 L-1 15-16 4-28 15-26 Philadelphia 15 46 .246 31 0-10 L-15 8-23 7-23 10-27 Milwaukee 12 48 .200 33½ 3-7 L-1 7-25 5-23 10-27 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf d-Oklahoma City 46 16 .742 — 6-4 L-1 26-6 20-10 27-10 d-San Antonio 45 16 .738 ½ 8-2 W-5 22-8 23-8 25-10 3½ 8-2 W-3 24-7 18-12 23-16 Houston 42 19 .689 43 20 .683 3½ 8-2 W-6 25-5 18-15 26-11 d-L.A. Clippers Portland 42 19 .689 3½ 6-4 W-1 24-8 18-11 23-15 Golden State 38 24 .613 8 7-3 W-2 18-10 20-14 21-16 Phoenix 36 25 .590 9½ 6-4 W-1 22-12 14-13 23-17 Dallas 36 26 .581 10 5-5 L-3 19-10 17-16 18-17 Memphis 34 26 .567 11 7-3 L-1 18-14 16-12 19-19 Minnesota 30 30 .500 15 6-4 L-1 16-12 14-18 17-22 Denver 26 34 .433 19 2-8 W-1 15-16 11-18 14-22 New Orleans 24 37 .393 21½ 2-8 W-1 13-14 11-23 10-27 Sacramento 22 39 .361 23½ 5-5 W-2 13-19 9-20 12-27 Utah 21 40 .344 24½ 3-7 L-4 14-16 7-24 11-26 L.A. Lakers 21 41 .339 25 3-7 L-2 10-20 11-21 11-25 Wednesday’s Games Houston 101, Orlando 89 Washington 104, Utah 91 Charlotte 109, Indiana 87 Brooklyn 103, Memphis 94 Golden State 108, Boston 88 Chicago 105, Detroit 94 Denver 115, Dallas 110 New York 118, Minnesota 106 Sacramento 116, Milwaukee 102 Portland 102, Atlanta 78 Thursday’s Games San Antonio 111, Miami 87 Phoenix 128, Oklahoma City 122 L.A. Clippers 142, L.A. Lakers 94 Friday’s Games Memphis at Chicago, 7 p.m.

Sacramento at Toronto, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Brooklyn at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Utah at New York, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Portland at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver, 9 p.m. Indiana at Houston, 9:30 p.m. Atlanta at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Utah at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. New York at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Memphis, 8 p.m. Orlando at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Washington at Milwaukee, 9 p.m. Atlanta at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

San Diego vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (ss) vs. L.A. Angels (ss) at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati (ss) vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (ss) vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Detroit vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 7:05 p.m. Saturday’s Games Houston (ss) vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Atlanta (ss) vs. Washington (ss) at Viera, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Washington (ss) vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Miami vs. Atlanta (ss) at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Boston (ss) vs. Baltimore (ss) at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Houston (ss) at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Arizona (ss) vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Seattle (ss) vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Arizona (ss) vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (ss) vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Baltimore (ss) vs. Boston (ss) at Fort Myers, Fla., 7:05 p.m. Seattle (ss) vs. L.A. Dodgers (ss) at Glendale, Ariz., 9:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Tampa Bay vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (ss) vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Boston vs. Pittsburgh (ss) at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1:10 p.m. Colorado vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee (ss) vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee (ss) vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Texas vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m.

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 62 41 17 4 86 198 155 Boston 62 40 17 5 85 195 138 Montreal 65 35 23 7 77 166 162 Philadelphia 63 33 24 6 72 180 184 Toronto 64 33 23 8 74 189 195 N.Y. Rangers 63 33 26 4 70 164 160 Tampa Bay 63 34 24 5 73 180 163 Detroit 62 28 21 13 69 164 172 Columbus 63 32 26 5 69 185 178 Washington 64 29 25 10 68 188 195 New Jersey 63 27 23 13 67 152 156 Ottawa 63 27 25 11 65 177 206 Carolina 62 27 26 9 63 154 175 N.Y. Islanders 65 24 32 9 57 178 220 Florida 62 23 32 7 53 152 201 Buffalo 62 19 35 8 46 127 184 WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 63 43 14 6 92 205 154 St. Louis 62 42 14 6 90 206 142 Chicago 64 37 13 14 88 221 171 San Jose 64 40 17 7 87 195 157 Colorado 63 41 17 5 87 195 168 Los Angeles 64 36 22 6 78 155 135 Minnesota 62 34 21 7 75 153 150 Dallas 63 30 23 10 70 181 176 Phoenix 63 29 23 11 69 175 182 Winnipeg 64 30 27 7 67 177 184 Vancouver 65 28 27 10 66 151 173 Nashville 63 26 27 10 62 152 190 Calgary 62 24 31 7 55 145 186 Edmonton 64 22 34 8 52 160 208 Thursday’s Games Buffalo at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Boston 3, Washington 0 N.Y. Islanders at Calgary, 9 p.m. Los Angeles 3, Winnipeg 1 Pittsburgh at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Buffalo 3, Tampa Bay 1 Saturday’s Games Colorado 3, Detroit 2, OT Ottawa at Winnipeg, 3 p.m. Chicago 6, Columbus 1 St. Louis at Colorado, 3 p.m. St. Louis 2, Nashville 1 Philadelphia at Toronto, 7 p.m. Dallas 6, Vancouver 1 Boston at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Phoenix 5, Montreal 2 Carolina at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Edmonton 3, N.Y. Islanders 2, OT Phoenix at Washington, 7 p.m. San Jose 5, Pittsburgh 3 Columbus at Nashville, 8 p.m. Friday’s Games Minnesota at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Carolina, 7 p.m. Calgary at Vancouver, 10 p.m. New Jersey at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Montreal at San Jose, 10 p.m.


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Westfield’s Michael Santinello and Nick Aube’, right, charge the Agawam net during last night’s Western Massachusetts Division 3 tournament game at the Olympia Ice Arena. Westfield went on to win 6-4. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

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Westfield goalie Garrett Mathews eyes the puck as Agawam’s Seamus Curran moves in during the first period of last night’s Western Massachusetts D3 tournament game. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

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It didn’t take long for Westfield to reset the game. Zane Collier tipped the puck ahead to Connor Sullivan, fueling a semi-breakaway with Agawam’s defensemen on their heels behind the play. Sullivan’s score came 1:30 into the middle frame. Agawam reclaimed the lead in a heartbeat on a goal from John Colwell 70 seconds later. It was short-lived as Chris Sullivan recorded a wrap-around goal for Westfield with 9:17

remaining in the period. With 5:17 left in the second period, Scoville netted his second goal with the assist of a screen from his fellow teammates. Two minutes, 11 seconds later, Mike Santinello punched in a breakaway effort with a defender on his hip to tie the game 4-all. Westfield turned up the offensive pressure in the third period, and it paid off. With 8:23 left in the final period, Chris

Sullivan deflected a slap shot from Craig Lacey to take a 5-4 lead. “It was a great shot from Craig,” Sullivan said. “There were bodies out front. I just tried to tip it in. Somehow the puck found its way in.” Sullivan completed his hat trick with 40.3 seconds left in regulation, ensuring there would be no overtime with an open-netter from mid-ice.

“Talent-wise we don’t have the kind of talent we’ve had the last 2-3 years,” Westfield coach C.B. “Moose” Matthews said, “but these guys dug, and scrapped, and clawed … and never got down. They were always positive. That was the key.” Westfield goalies Garrett Matthews and Matthew Blascak combined for 25 saves in net. The Bombers finished with 29 shots on goal.

Eovaldi goes 2 innings, Miami and Red Sox tie 0-0 STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi was inefficient but effective Thursday. The Marlins right-hander managed the rare feat of throwing 36 pitches in the first inning without giving up a run. He escaped a basesloaded jam, and Miami and Boston Red Sox were tied 0-0 when the game was called in the eighth inning because of rain. Eovaldi, who has yet to allow an earned run in two starts, struck out four in two innings. He was pulled after throwing 49 pitches, even though he had planned on a third inning. “That first inning kind of killed that,” he said. “I felt fine, but I was trying to do too much with my off-speed pitches.” Marlins newcomer Jarrod Saltalamacchia, playing against his former team for the first time, went 0 for 2. The game drew a sellout crowd of 6,427, but most of the Red Sox stars were across the state at the team’s complex in Fort Myers. Boston’s lineup included perhaps only one player who will make their 25-man roster — Jackie Bradley Jr. “You deal with travel, you deal with availability of players,” manager John Farrell said. “The integrity of the game and what the fans are going to pay to see, you certainly take that into account. But still, our team is our priority, and the individual needs that guys have.” The starting infield remained back in Fort Myers for a heavy workday of drills, Farrell said. The Marlins played most of their projected starters but went 2 for 21 against minor league pitching. Marcell Ozuna doubled and Giancarlo Stanton singled. Deven Marrero had two hits for the Red Sox, who stranded 11 runners. STARTING TIME Red Sox: Right-hander Allen Webster, who spent most of 2013 with Triple-A Pawtucket, allowed one hit in three scoreless innings. Boston right-hander John Lackey threw 38 pitches in a simulated game in Fort Myers and is next expected to pitch three innings in a game. Marlins: Eovaldi averaged just under six innings in his 18 starts last year and finished 4-6 with a 3.39 ERA. He wants to go deeper in games this season, and acknowledged the first inning wasn’t a step in that direction. “I definitely want to try to be more efficient,” he said. “A 36-pitch first inning isn’t going to keep you in the game long.” TRAINER’S ROOM Marlins: Right-hander Henderson Alvarez will pitch Friday for the first time since his no-hitter on the final day of the season. He’ll start and is expected to go two innings against the St. Louis Cardinals. Alvarez’s spring training debut was delayed by a shin infection. Scheduled to pitch this weekend after dealing with visa problems are

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right-hander Henry Rodriguez on Saturday and righthander Carlos Marmol on Sunday. Red Sox: Catcher David Ross, who was sidelined this week by inflammation in his left foot, is scheduled to start Friday against the Braves. SWITCHING SIDES Saltalamacchia signed a $21 million, three-year deal with the Marlins after the Red Sox declined to offer him a

multiyear deal. “I hope they go 0-162,” he said before the game. “Now they’re all sleazeballs.” He was joking. Saltalamacchia helped the Red Sox win the World Series last year, remains close to many of their players and said he’s happy about the way things worked out in the offseason.

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12. Hill is 24-22 with a 4.74 ERA in nine big league seasons with the Chicago Cubs, Red Sox, Cleveland and Baltimore, making 70 starts and 111 relief appearances. A native of Milton, Mass., who lives in South Boston, Hill said proximity to his family factored into his decision to sign with the Red Sox. “Fortunately, had the opportunity to come back. The Red Sox have been tremendous through this whole part of our life,” he said. “They were absolutely fabulous. It was 100 percent support all the way.” Hill was 1-2 with a 6.28 ERA in 63 appearances for the Indians last season. He is competing for a job with fellow lefties Craig Breslow, Drake Britton, Chris Capuano and Andrew Miller, who are all on the 40-man roster, and Jose Mijares, who also has a minor league contract. “The opportunity is here for myself to make the most of it,” Hill said, “and go out there and do everything that I can on a daily basis to perform.”

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Should we keep trying ...? Dear Annie: My wife and I have lost contact with our son. He is a recovering addict. As far as we know, he has maintained a job and, I hope, has been able to stay clean. He has moved to a city about four hours away with his new girlfriend, and I am sure she is keeping him in line. My wife is heartbroken. We maintained a room for him in our home until he was almost 30 years old. He was always close to his mother, and they would speak on a daily basis. Now, he doesn’t call or take our calls or emails, and never accepts cards or letters. He said he needed space when he left, and that was a year ago. My wife grieves as though he has passed, crying at night, wondering what happened to our son. What should I do to relieve the pain? Should we keep trying to contact him? We don’t understand how he can be so hurtful. -- Tears in Vermont Dear Tears: We are so sorry that your son has chosen to cut off contact, but you cannot force him to stay in touch. Are you in touch with the girlfriend? Is she a reliable partner, or might she be abusive? Even so, he is an adult, and you can only do so much without his cooperation. In the meantime, please consider counseling. You are grieving and worried, and you need to move forward so your son’s absence doesn’t become the focus of your daily life. It will not be easy. But we recommend that you keep sending your son emails and cards, just saying that you love him and that you will always be available should he decide to contact you. We hope he will. Soon. Dear Annie: We’re in the process of downsizing. Among the things that we no longer need or want are family pictures that include spouses from our daughter’s two previous weddings, both of which ended in divorce. I am all for tossing anything with either of her husbands in them. But my husband is concerned that our grandchildren will be hurt if they don’t see their fathers’ faces in the pictures. Any suggestions? -- Sunny Dear Sunny: Could you give the pictures to the grandchildren? These are their parents, after all, and they might enjoy having these photographs. If the kids are little, display one from each wedding and put the rest in a box until they are older. Dear Annie: My sister recently saw your column with the letter from “Mourning My Brother,” whose brother was estranged from his children when he suddenly died. She passed the column on to me. Since my divorce 10 years ago, I have been estranged from my two daughters. I have repeatedly attempted to restore communication with little success. We might have a short period of communication, followed by years of silence. I recently tried again. This time I enclosed a copy of your column. I got a response from one of my daughters. The column made her realize that I truly did not understand the reasons why there has been no communication between us. That column opened her heart to explain all the years of sorrow and guilt she had and her feeling of not trusting me. Even though her remembrance of things is not the same as mine, she believes her feeling to be true. I acknowledged her feelings, apologized for causing her so much pain and sorrow, and asked that we live in the present. We cannot change the past, and to relive it only hardens our hearts. We have agreed to start sending emails to each other once a week. I am so excited that she is open to trying to start our healing process. I have grandchildren that I never knew I had. -Very Grateful Grandmother

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Monetary confusion will force excellent communication. Underneath the issue could lie a power play or control game. The only way to win is not to play. Return calls and toss yourself into completing what you must to start the weekend well. Tonight: TGIF! TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH Be aware of what you have to offer, and don’t sell yourself short. If you have an opportunity to clear up a problem with ease, do. Avoid all power struggles -- no one really wins. Focus on your finances, but avoid taking risks that could backfire. Tonight: Say “yes” to an invitation. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH You might feel uncomfortable around someone who insists on being a controlling force. Realize that you have the same trait. An unexpected development could take the pressure off this situation, or you could be distracted by a different issue. Tonight: Go along with a suggestion. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HH Your instincts might encourage you to assume a low-profile. A boss or someone you have to answer to could become even more unpredictable. Understand that you can’t change this person, so learn to accept his or her behavior. Tonight: Your plans must not be in the public realm. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH You could be drained by what is happening. You can’t change someone else, so consider detaching. You will discover an unusual solution that is heading your way. Pace yourself, and know that you have a lot to do. Tonight: Head out once you feel free and clear of work. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHH You might be asked at the last minute to take charge. Of course, you’ll say yes. You will feel flattered by the attention. Resist getting into a disagreement with a loved one. This person simply wants more time with you. Tonight: Note all the attention that you are receiving. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH Someone’s unpredictability could trigger your frustration and open old wounds. Know that your feelings probably have more to do with the past than with the present. A family member could stonewall you as a way to show you his or her preferences. Tonight: Go for unique. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Deal with people directly today. Eliminate the middleman as much as possible. Be smart and confirm meetings. Repeat what you believe you have heard, especially if it does not make sense. Small precautions could save the day. Tonight: Spend time with a favorite friend. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH Let others make the first move, even if you are uncomfortable being passive. Your creativity might be triggered by an unexpected event. You know what you are doing and why. Let others know as well. Tonight: Just don’t be alone. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHH Your sense of duty does not permit you to run out the door carefree, though you might want to. Unexpected developments could keep you busier than you had imagined. You could decide to cancel a meeting as the pressure builds. Tonight: Make sure you get some form of exercise. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHH Your spunkiness comes

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Open House WESTFIELD - The Westfield Athenaeum invites the general public to an interactive open house on Saturday, March 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m, in celebration of the library’s 150th anniversary. Join us for an evening of music, refreshments and history as we reenact significant scenes from our esteemed history. Visitors may also have a chance to win a raffle prize! The snow date for this event is Sunday, March 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please note that the library will close at 4 p.m. to prepare for the evening. There will be no library business conducted during the open house. Please call the library to register for this event at 413-5687833.

Cook-Off WESTFIELD - The Westfield YMCA’s fourth annual Chili, Chowder, Chocolate Cook-Off will take place on March 8. It will be hosted at the Westfield YMCA GP Room between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. In conjunction with the YMCA’s “Partners with Youth”, this year’s beneficiary organization is the Westfield Fire Department. We are helping them raise money for the purchase of a BlitzFire Nozzle. From saving lives to shaping lives, this fundraiser benefits the entire community. Come enjoy the food and join the fun, and vote for your favorite dish! Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Westfield YMCA for $7 or a package of four tickets for $25. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10. Children two years old and under are free. For more information contact Fitness Director Cindy Agan at 568-8631 x323 or email at cagan@westfieldymca.org.

Talent Auditions SOUTHWICK - Area singers, dancers, musicians, comedians, spoken word artists and magicians are encouraged to let their inner celebrities sparkle at the open auditions for Southwick’s Got Talent on Sunday, March 9 and Sunday, March 16. Auditions will be held both days at Christ Lutheran Church, 568 College Highway, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Auditions will be limited to five minutes and no appointment is necessary. Created as an opportunity for local performers of all ages to showcase their skills, Southwick’s Got Talent will be live on stage for the public on Saturday, April 5 at 6 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church. All selected entrants will vie for a prize of $100 awarded to the top youth performer, age 17 and under, or $200 awarded to the top adult performer, age 18 and older. For further details please call Christ Lutheran Church at (413) 569-5151 or visit www.clcsouthwick.org.

Girl Scout Cookies WESTFIELD - For Girl Scout cookie lovers, this winter’s snowy bounty has had one sweet advantage: Girl Scout cookies will be sold one additional week at locations such as Walmart and H&R Block. The Girl Scout cookie sale program will run through March 9. All proceeds from the sale of Girl Scout cookies benefit girls in the community in which the cookies are sold. The cost is $4 per box. Donations can be made that will be used to purchase cookies for military personnel and local food banks. Customers can find their favorite Girl Scout cookies and times of sales by using the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app, available free for iPhone or Android or by visiting our official page at www.girlscoutcookies.org.

Dollars for Scholars SOUTHWICK- The Southwick Dollars for Scholars mail-a-thon is Monday, March 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the Southwick-Tolland Regional High School cafeteria. All volunteers are welcome! For information contact Debra Patryn at 569-2299 or email csfsouthwick@gmail.com

House History Lecture WESTFIELD - Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Many houses

Art Exhibition SOUTHWICK - The Southwick Cultural Council (SCC) is now accepting applications from all regional artists for consideration at its 15th annual juried Art Exhibition. The Art Exhibition will be held at the Southwick Town Hall on May 3 and 4. The exhibit is open to fine arts, fine art crafts (sculpture, pottery), and photography on all subject matter and media. Originals, limited editions and open editions are allowed. Interested artisans may pick up an application and guideline at the Southwick Town Hall or, download from the town website, w w w. s o u t h w i c k m a . o r g / c u l t u r a l . Applications are also available at the Southwick Public Library. All applications must be received no later than March 7. Any questions regarding the application or guideline may be directed to Chair Susan Kochanski at (413) 569-0946 or email at cultural@southwickma.net.

in Westfield have a rich history; they were built by whip manufacturers, cigar makers and other prominent people. Join us at the Westfield Athenaeum on Monday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. as we host local researcher Lee Hamberg. Mr. Hamberg will guide us through how to find out about our houses’ history; who built it, if it was moved and who has lived in it. Mr. Hamberg will be on hand to answer questions. WESTFIELD - Westfield Creative Arts will hold Acrylic Painting, a one-day art workshop on Mondays March 10, 17, 24 and April 7 and 21 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Westfield State University Downtown Art Gallery. The class is instructed by New England artist Richard Nowak. In Acrylic Painting, students will be guided through the completion of an acrylic painting. Each week, Nowak will teach the unique qualities of a particular genre including landscape, seascape, still life, or floral arrangement. The cost of the course is $25 for non-members. A full schedule of class dates and times can be found at www.westfieldcreativearts.com. For more information on Westfield Creative Arts or for membership inquiries, call (413) 478-9423.

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100th Anniversary Supper WESTFIELD - Abner Gibbs Elementary School is hosting a 100th Anniversary Pasta Supper on March 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please join us for a fun, family event and some delicious food. Tickets purchased in advance are $6, ages 4-12 are $4 and under age 3 are free. Ticket prices at the door are $7 each and ages 4-12 are $5. Tickets are available now and can be purchased by calling the school at (413) 572-6418. The tradition continues, please join us and make some great memories. WESTFIELD - State representative candidates John Velis and Daniel Allie will be at the Westfield Senior Center on March 13 at 1 p.m. to share their views about representing the city of Westfield on Beacon Hill and answer questions from those in the audience. Refreshments will be served after the formal presentations and attendees will have an opportunity to informally chat with each candidate. Please join us at the Senior Center to meet the candidates, learn where they stand on the issues and listen to their strategy for representing Westfield at the state level. This program is open to the public. No sign-ups are necessary. Free parking is available in the Stop & Shop lot or, for no more than three hours, in the Thomas Street Municipal Lot located

GRANBY - On Wednesday, March 12 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Granby Senior Center, Glyn Dowden reprises his one man performance as Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, one of the most prominent and lauded poets of the 20th century. Glyn presents Thomas’ poetry and stories with Welsh witticisms and melodies as the audience is transported back to an era of great promise in poetry. Mr. Dowden was born in Wales and is a Granby resident. His own poetry has been published in several anthologies. Please register by calling 860844-5352. The cost is $5. Bring your brown bag lunch to class; beverage and dessert will be provided.

Library Meeting SOUTHWICK - The Friends of the Southwick Public Library have set a Wednesday, March 12 meeting to discuss which library programs they will support during FY’14. According to President Nancy Zdun, “Thanks to profits from the group’s summer book sale and its Holiday Basket Raffle, there are funds to support Children and Adult programs.” Friends of the Library and interested patrons are welcome to attend this meeting set for 7 p.m. in the library’s Community Room and all of their meetings.

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Maple Fest CHESTER - You are invited to visit Chester Center to experience old time sugaring firsthand and relive simpler times. Spend a day in the country on Saturday, March 15 as the Chester Hill Association sponsors its 29th Annual Maple Fest, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Skyline Trail in old Chester Center. Breakfast will be served continuously from 9 a.m. ‘til noon at the First Congregational Church. After breakfast, visit local artisans and craftspeople, at the old schoolhouse across the road. Begin the afternoon listening to the music of the Pioneer Valley Fiddlers, scheduled to play at the church at noon. Enjoy farm animals, check out a working fire truck and marvel at furniture made from tree branches. All day long, wagons pulled by tractors will carry guests back and forth to High Meadow Sugar House to observe the production of maple syrup. Additional wagon rides, powered by draft horses, will be available for a small fee.

Rabies Clinic WESTFIELD - The Westfield Animal Control Department will sponsor a rabies vaccination clinic on Sunday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to noon. It will be held at the Westfield Regional Animal Shelter at 178 Apremont Way, across from Barnes Airport. The cost is $12 per animal. All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier. Pets must be at least 3 months old and not pregnant or sick. A three year certificate will be issued to those that can show proof of one vaccination given within the past 12 months. All others will be given a one year certificate.

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SOUTHWICK - Children of all ages are invited to come to the Children’s Room at the Southwick Public Library to make and decorate their own leprechaun for St. Patrick’s Day. Materials will be available all week during regular library hours beginning on Wednesday, March 12 through Saturday, March 15.

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0220 Music Instruction ALICE'S PIANO STUDIO. Piano, organ and keyboard lessons. All ages, all levels. Call (413)5682176. WESTFIELD SCHOOL OF MUSIC offers private instrument and vocal lessons and "Happy Feet" (babies, toddlers) class. Visit our web site at: westfieldschoolofmusic.com or call at (413)642-5626.

0235 Pets BERNESE MOUNTAIN PUPPIES. Ready to go March 1st. Call Dog Zone (413)569-1420.

5 ROOM, 3 bedroom, completely renovated Westfield/Russell area, country setting. NEW stove, refrigerator and heating unit. Large yard, parking. $895/month. No pets please. Call today, won't last. (413)3483431.

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