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The Westfield News Serving Westfield, Southwick, and the surrounding Hilltowns VOL. 83 NO. 16

“Know yourself, and your neighbor will not mistake you.”

— Scottish proverb


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City revising sewer ordinance

Officers Timothy Fanion, Jeffrey Vigneault, Brendan Irujo, William Cavanaugh and Melissa Burns pay rapt attention to the proceedings at their graduation exercises from the Western Massachusetts Municipal Training Academy Friday morning. (Photo by Carl E. Hartdegen)

New officers to serve and protect

Retired Westfield detective George Fanion pins a police badge on the tunic of one of the city’s newest officers, his grandson Timothy Fanion, as current detective Brian Fanion, the new officer’s uncle, beams in approval at the Western Massachusetts Municipal Training Academy graduation exercises Friday morning. (Photo by Carl E. Hartdegen)

The senior staff instructor at the Western Massachusetts Municipal Training Academy, Northampton Sgt. Robert J. Powers, presents the outstanding leadership award to Melsissa Burns, one of the city’s newest police officers, during the academy’s graduation exercises Friday morning. (Photo by Carl E.

By Carl E. Hartdegen Staff Writer WESTFIELD – Another group of city police officers have been tempered by the fires of the police academy and were found to be ready to serve and protect in Westfield. The theater at Springfield Technical Community College was packed with cops and their loved ones Friday morning as 24 new officers, five of them representing the Whip City, were presented with their badges and declared to be fully qualified officers after completing the traditionally grueling course. When the 49th recruit officer class started the 22-week course at the Western Massachusetts Municipal Training Academy the class was comprised of 33 candidates, six from Westfield, but some fell by the wayside before the ‘boot camp’ course was complete. One of the Westfield officers, Thomas Cusack, elected to pursue his ambition to become a State Trooper when he was offered a slot at the State Police Academy. Cusack resigned his position with the city department and withdrew from the WMMTA to start training for the state police. The five remaining candidates – Melissa Burns, William Cavanaugh, Timothy Fanion, Brendan Irujo and Jeffrey Vigneault – continued and the contingent left their mark on the academy class. Burns, who was presented with the award for leadership by the senior staff instructor, Northampton Sgt. Robert J. Powers, was also selected as the class leader. Irujo, who was elected treasurer of the class and selected as the leader of the first squad, took the award for academic achievement. The keynote speech was provided by


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By Dan Moriarty Staff Writer WESTFIELD – The City Council will review a proposed revision of the city’s Sewer Use Ordinance required for compliance with new federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations. Mayor Daniel M. Knapik submitted the ordinance amendment to the City Council which, last Thursday, referred it to the Legislative & Ordinance Committee for further review. Wa t e r Resource Superintendent Dave Billips said the city’s current federal permit expires in November and the ordinance has to be brought up to date as part of the Environmental Protection Agency permit renewal process. “The EPA has strongly recommend amendments to the pretreatment streamlining rule of the National Pretreatment Program,” Billips said. “Basically, it’s what you can and cannot dump into the sewer.” The new regulations, contained in a four-section, 51-page report, apply to all publicly owned treatment works (POTW) general permits in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Billips said the most significant changes to the city’s ordi-

Dan Knapik Mayor nance pertain to industrial pretreatment programs. Industry is required to remove certain materials in the effluent before it is discharged into the city’s sewer system. The EPA provides guidance to the city as part of its permit renewal process. As a general rule, those streamlining changes which are considered less stringent than the current regulations do not need to be adopted. There are several streamlining-related changes that are more stringent than the previous federal requirements and therefore are considered required modifications for the state and/ See Sewer Ordinance, Page 3

Local Relay For Life kickoff Jan. 23 By Hope E. Tremblay Staff Writer SOUTHWICK – Organizers of the Relay for Life in Agawam are encouraging residents of surrounding communities to join in the fourth annual relay. Kerri Tichy of Southwick, a member of the Relay for Life Agawam committee, asked members of the Board of Selectmen to spread the word in Southwick last week and invited the board and town to the 2014 Relay kickoff. The kickoff is set for Jan 23 at the Agawam High School cafeteria from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The kickoff marks the official launch of fund-raising efforts for the 2014 Relay. Cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers, Relay teams, and others from the Agawam and surrounding communities will be on hand to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones who have lost their lives to cancer, and renew efforts to find a cure for cancer. This year’s theme is Finish the Fight.

“We invite everyone from Agawam and surrounding communities to join us to help us finish the fight against cancer,”’ said Janine Iacolo, event chairperson. “Cancer knows no boundaries. The Relay will be held in Agawam, but we’re looking for people from Southwick, Westfield, and other surrounding communities to participate in our event.” Tichy said cancer is a widespread cause that touches all communities. “Almost everyone is affected by cancer at some point in their life, whether it’s a relative or themself,” said Tichy. See Relay For Life, Page 3

Senate approves bill to allow early voting BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts residents would be able to cast ballots up to 10 days before an election and register to vote online and on Election Day under a bill overwhelmingly approved Thursday by the Senate. The bill, which passed on a 37-1 vote, would allow early voting in all state and federal elections and primaries. Voting would begin 10 business days before an election and

end two days before Election Day. The House last year approved an early voting bill that would allow voters to cast ballots up to two weeks before a presidential election. A joint House and Senate conference committee will have to iron out the differences between the two bills and a final version sent to both chambers for approval. Both bills would allow early voting to begin

with the 2016 elections. Gov. Deval Patrick has said he “loves the idea” of early voting. Senate President Therese Murray, D-Plymouth, said Thursday the Senate bill will “modernize the state’s election system” and bring Massachusetts in line with other states that have adopted early voting. More than 30 other states allow some form

of early voting and more than a dozen offer online registration. The Senate also rejected a Republicansponsored amendment that would have required voters to produce identification or sign an affidavit saying they are eligible to vote before casting their ballots. See Early Voting, Page 3



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Southwick Rotary honors service, announces recipients SOUTHWICK — Chris Boyd, President, Southwick Rotary Club, announced the name of the recipients of the Paul Harris Fellow Recognition. They are Rotarians Anja Paier, Joseph J. Deedy, and Karen A. Shute. Additionally, Pauline Cebula, who was honored with the recognition in year 2000, will be recognized as a multiple recipient of the recognition. The Paul Harris Fellow is one of the highest recognitions a person can receive. Rotary District Governor Michael Barnett will make the presentations on February 5. Donors or recipients of $1000 or more to the Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund, PolioPlus, or the Humanitarian Grants program can be recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow. The presentation of the Paul Harris Fellow Recognition was


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Attendees may bring their own snacks, and a “cash bar” is available. Tickets are $15 and are available from the members of Rotary and at Southwick Florist, College Highway. For more information, call Bob Fox at 413 569 5962 or e-mail Proceeds from the dance will support Rotary community and youth programs. The Southwick Rotary Club is made up of business and professional men and women working together as volunteers. Rotarians work locally, regionally and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto of Service above Self. Benefits of being a Rotarian include serving the community, networking and friendship while promoting ethics and leadership. The club meets at Roma Restaurant, College Highway, Southwick, every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. For information on club activities, visit; Facebook/ Southwick Rotary or call President Chris Boyd at 413 348 9918.




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Southwick Rotary to Host ‘The Skid Marks’ Southwick — Chris Boyd, President, Southwick Rotary Club announced that “The Skid Marks, a spectacular band playing those wonderful hits form the 1950s and 1960s, will play a Rotary engagement at the Southwick Rec Center in Southwick on March 15. (www.markandtheskidmarks. com.) The Skid Marks have been entertaining festivals and audiences across the US for more than 25 years. They bring freshness to the tunes one remembers from their youth or maybe if you are real young you will discover a sound you will never forget. The band captivates their audiences and transports them back to simpler times. The band is from Chicopee and the current line up comprises of Jeffrey Ray “Jelvis” Gauthier, “Mark McLennon” Kolnicki, “Buddy” Rick Pierce, Mark “Slim Pickens” Rege, and “Chubby” Chet Kurr. The dance party is scheduled for March 15 at 7:30 pm at the Southwick Rec Center on Powder Mill Road in Southwick. There will be prizes for best dressed and best dancers. There will also be a raffle.


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Rines retires

Harold ‘Butch’ Rines wears a big smile as he dances with his wife, Patty, at his retirement party Friday evening at the Elks lodge. Rines spent 43 years working at Commercial Distributing, first as a truck driver and retiring as a forklift operator. Rines said that it was “the greatest job in my whole life.” (Photo ©2014 Carl E. Hartdegen)

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Odds & Ends Footnote to murder plot: $50,000 car repair bill NEW YORK (AP) — Joseph Romano was once a wealthy swindler who had a taste for vintage cars — a 1957 Chevy, a 1968 Camaro, a 1967 Impala — and a hefty bill with a mechanic that he wasn’t paying. A dispute over that bill has become a strange footnote to an ongoing trial where Romano is accused in a failed plot to mutilate and kill a prosecutor and a judge. Federal prosecutors in New York City allege that Romano also sought to hire someone to assault the Long Island mechanic, Nicholas Pittas, as payback for having the Camaro seized from his home on a flatbed. Undercover investigators ended up staging a photo to make it look like Pittas had been knocked out in a beat-down. “That’s a picture of me laying next to the trailer that’s on the side of our building,” Pittas told jurors this week in testimony that provided a lesson in both the mechanics of cars and of an FBI sting. Lawyers for Romano, who has pleaded not

LOCAL LOTTERY Last night’s numbers

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Today is Monday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2014. There are 345 days left in the year. This is the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.


n Jan. 20, 1981, Iran released 52 Americans it had held hostage for 444 days, minutes after the presidency had passed from Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan.

On this date: In 1265, England’s first representative Parliament met for the first time. In 1649, King Charles I of England went on trial, accused of high treason (he was found guilty and executed by month’s end).

work, began broadcasting over 20 stations (however, it folded the following year). In 1961, John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as the 35th President of the United States. In 1964, Capitol Records released the album “Meet the Beatles!” In 1986, the United States observed the first federal holiday in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. In 1989, George H.W. Bush was sworn in as the 41st president of the United States; Dan Quayle was sworn in as vice president.

In 1887, the U.S. Senate approved an agreement to lease Pearl Harbor in Hawaii as a naval base.

In 1994, Shannon Faulkner became the first woman to attend classes at The Citadel in South Carolina. (Faulkner joined the cadet corps in Aug. 1995 under court order but soon dropped out, citing isolation and stress from the legal battle.)

In 1936, Britain’s King George V died; he was succeeded by Edward VIII.

In 2001, George Walker Bush became America’s 43rd president after one of the most turbulent elections in U.S. history.

In 1942, Nazi officials held the notorious Wannsee conference, during which they arrived at their “final solution” that called for exterminating Jews. In 1954, “The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial,” a play by Herman Wouk based on part of his novel “The Caine Mutiny,” opened on Broadway. The National Negro Network, America’s first black-owned radio net-

Ten years ago:

President George W. Bush, in his State of the Union address, asserted that America was strengthening its economy and successfully combatting terrorism. Dick Gephardt quit the Democratic presidential race. Martha Stewart’s stock-trading trial formally began in New York (Stewart ended up serving a five-month prison sentence for lying about a stock sale). The Salvation Army announced a donation likely to exceed $1.5 billion from the estate of Joan Kroc, the late widow of

McDonald’s founder, Ray Kroc.

Five years ago:

Barack Obama was sworn in as the nation’s 44th, as well as first African-American, president. Russian natural gas began flowing into Ukraine after a nearly two-week cutoff that had left large parts of Europe cold and dark.

One year ago:

President Barack Obama was sworn in for four more years in a simple Sunday ceremony at the White House. The San Francisco 49ers rebounded from a 17-0 deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 in the NFC championship game. The Baltimore Ravens earned their first Super Bowl appearance in 12 years with a 28-13 victory over the New England Patriots for the AFC championship.

Today’s Birthdays:

Comedian Arte Johnson is 85. Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin is 84. Olympic gold medal figure skater Carol Heiss is 74. Singer Eric Stewart is 69. Movie director David Lynch is 68. Country-rock musician George Grantham (Poco) is 67. Actor Daniel Benzali is 64. Rock musician Paul Stanley (KISS) is 62. Rock musician Ian Hill (Judas Priest) is 62. Comedian Bill Maher (MAR) is 58. Actor Lorenzo Lamas is 56. Actor James Denton is 51. Rock musician Greg K. (The Offspring) is 49. Country singer John Michael Montgomery is 49. Sophie, Countess of Wessex, is 49. Actor Rainn Wilson is 48. Actress Stacey Dash is 47. TV personality Melissa Rivers is 46. Singer Xavier is 46. Actor Reno Wilson is 45. Singer Edwin McCain is 44. Actor Skeet Ulrich is 44. Rap musician ?uestlove (questlove) (The Roots) is 43. Rock musician Rob Bourdon (Linkin Park) is 35. Singer/songwriter Bonnie McKee is 30. Country singer Brantley Gilbert is 29. Rock singer Kevin Parker (Tame Impala) is 28. Actor Evan Peters is 27.




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City man appeals conviction By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON (AP) — The details of the boating crash were haunting: A power boat slammed into a man and his 10-yearold son fishing from a kayak, shearing off the boy’s left arm and puncturing his lung as his distraught father tried in vain to save him. Prosecutors said the boat driver, Steven Morse, was impaired by alcohol and marijuana when he hit Gus Adamopoulos and his father. Morse contended that he was temporarily blinded by a sun glare off the lake while pulling a friend on water skis. Next month, the state’s highest court will be asked to consider whether Morse’s convictions for misdemeanor homicide by vessel and misleading a police officer should be overturned. Morse’s lawyer argues that prosecutors didn’t prove he was impaired. He passed several field sobriety tests and two breath tests that night. Prosecutors presented testimony that Morse drank five beers and smoked marijuana three times in the hours before the crash. They also called a drug recognition expert who testified that the combined effects of alcohol and marijuana can cause impaired perception of time and distance, judgment and critical thinking. Morse, of Westfield, insists he wasn’t impaired when he took the boat out on Norwich Lake in Huntington on Aug. 17, 2010. His appellate lawyer said the state’s expert testified only generally about how alcohol and marijuana might affect someone. “(The expert’s) testimony told the jury nothing about what the actual effects of Mr. Morse’s consumption of beer and marijuana actually or even likely were, and instead only told them what they could have been,” Merritt Schnipper wrote in a legal brief. Prosecutors offered two theories under the charge of homicide by vessel: Morse was negligent because he didn’t slow down or take any other evasive action when he became blinded by the sun, or he operated the boat under the influence of an intoxicating substance. The judge told the jury that if they found Morse guilty, they had to specify which theory they believed. Morse’s lawyer argues that his conviction must be overturned because prosecutors didn’t prove he was impaired and the jury never specified the theory. He is also challenging the state law on misleading a police officer, saying it is overly vague and violates the constitutional right against self-incrimination. But prosecutors say they amply proved that Morse drove the boat while under the influence. After turning into the sun, Morse continued to operate the boat for four seconds before hitting the kayak, and a man on shore said the boat kept mov-

In this June 12, 2012 photo, jury members view a propellerchopped kayak at the police station in Northampton, Mass., during the trial of Steven Morse, who was later convicted of homicide by vessel in the death of Gus Adamopoulos, 10, of Ludlow, Mass. The boy died while fishing from the kayak with his father in August 2010. The state’s Supreme Judicial Court will hear arguments in Morse’s appeal on Feb. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Springfield Republican, John Suchocki)


TUESDAY, JANUARY 21 WESTFIELD Planning Board at 7 pm

SOUTHWICK Planning Board Public Hearing - Common Driveways at 7:45 pm

GRANVILLE Council on Aging at 1:30 pm Fire at 7 pm


School Committee at 7 pm

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22 SOUTHWICK Block Grant Committee at 6 pm

GRANVILLE In this June 22, 2012 photo, Steven J. Morse arrives in Hampshire Superior Court, in Northampton for sentencing in the boating death of Gus Adamopoulos, 10, of Ludlow, who died in August 2010 after a power boat driven by Morse slammed into a kayak in which the boy and his father were fishing. Morse was convicted of homicide by vessel and sentenced to five years in jail. The state’s Supreme Judicial Court will hear arguments in Morse’s appeal on Feb. 3, 2014. (AP ing even after that. “Considering these factors, the jury readily could have concluded that the defendant’s consumption of alcohol or marijuana diminished his ability to safely operate the ski boat by impairing his temporal and spatial perception, slowing his reaction time, and exacerbating his eyes’ vulnerability to light,” Assistant District Attorney Thomas Townsend argued in a legal brief. Prosecutors said Morse misled police and intentionally hindered their investigation by withholding that he had smoked marijuana. State troopers never asked specifically about marijuana but did ask whether he had consumed anything other than alcohol that might have impaired his ability to know what was going on around him. He answered no. Morse’s lawyer contends that his response to the trooper’s “ambiguous question” cannot be considered a false statement. He said Morse’s rights against self-incrimination were violated because he was convicted based on his refusal to tell police he had smoked marijuana that day, which would have helped police gather evidence against him. But James Adamopoulos said Morse’s answer virtually shut down any further testing by police. Since his son’s death, he has pushed for a change in the law that would require mandatory testing for both drug and alcohol use after fatal vehicular crashes. “He knew full well that if police did not know about his consumption of marijuana — and not seeing evidence there in the boat — they would not investigate further. Therefore, no further questions about the specifics of the marijuana use, no efforts to confiscate the marijuana nor test its potency, nor to seek a warrant to test Steven Morse for the presence of the drug in his system. And that is just what happened,” Adamopoulos said. A man who had smoked marijuana with Morse that day later told police about it, so prosecutors were allowed to use his testimony. Morse was acquitted of six other charges, including manslaughter, and sentenced to five years in a county jail. He was freed on bail after a little over a year while he appeals his conviction. “He’s always been remorseful about it. He’s never taken this cavalierly. He has a young son himself,” said Michael Jennings, Morse’s trial attorney. The Supreme Judicial Court will hear arguments Feb. 3.

Continued from Page 1 sus. The bill also would allow preregistration of 16- and 17-year-olds, give 17-yearolds in Lowell the opportunity to vote in municipal elections if voters there approve the proposal, end the requirement of a check-out desk at polling places and require municipal election officials to attend annual training sessions. The House version didn’t include preregistration of 16and 17-year-olds. Some lawmakers debate whether the best way to legalize early voting is by a new law or a constitutional amendment. During a joint constitutional convention last October, House and Senate members gave initial approval to a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would allow voters to cast ballots up to 10 days before an election. The bill also marked the first time State Senator Don Humason Jr. (R-Westfield) was able to vote on a Senate bill, voting in favor of the measure.

“It was the first comprehensive bill I’ve voted on (since becoming Senator),” he said, which he had also voted on as a state representative, leading the push for the failed photo ID requirement. Humason did say that the modernized version of the bill passed by the Senate is “still a good idea.” “The only thing I worry about is the impact on the clerk’s offices in small towns, like some of the ones in my district,” he said of the 4th Hampden and Hampshire district. “It (pre-registration) will be beneficial for when they turn 18, but not disclosing information on 16-year-olds I think is necessary,” Humason said. State Senator Benjamin B. Downing (D-Pittsfield), who represents the hilltowns of Blandford, Chester, and Huntington, also spoke favorably of the bill. “It’s a big step in the right direction to expand the electoral process,” he said. “Early voting and enabling 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register, it

x-Boston mayor to receive public service award BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino will be recognized By the Boston Bar Foundation for his 20 years of leadership with the 2014 Public Service Award. The award will be presented to Menino during the foundation’s John & Abigail Adams Benefit, Greater Boston’s largest fundraiser for legal services. The majority of proceeds from the event fund direct grants to community organizations that provide help to people in need. More than 900 attorneys, members of the business community and other guests are expected to attend the Jan. 25 event at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.

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Early Voting Republicans argued the measure would help guard against fraud. But Democrats said requiring IDs could cause delays, drives up costs and suppress the vote among the poor, minorities, the elderly and others who might have less access to IDs. The House had rejected a photo ID amendment in its version of the bill. On Thursday, Senate Republicans unsuccessfully pushed back against the amendment allowing Election Day registration. Voting advocacy groups have urged the Senate to allow voters to register on Election Day, arguing that on average, states with Election Day registration have turnout rates that are 10 to 12 percent higher than the national average. In addition, the Senate bill would place voters on the inactive list only after they haven’t voted in two consecutive federal elections and not responded to a notice. Currently, voters can be placed on the inactive list for not filling out an annual cen-

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improves turnout.” Downing also added that many states who have implemented the measure prior to Massachusetts are very different politically from the Bay State. “It’s a mixed bag,” he said. “They are states like Wyoming and Montana — they aren’t all liberal bastions. This bill received a lot of input from both sides of the aisle. It was a true bipartisan bill.”

Continued from Page 1 or the POTW. Therefore, to the extent that existing state or POTW legal authorities are inconsistent with the required changes, they must be revised. The EPA has identified the following 13 rule changes that are more stringent than existing provisions (in 40 CFR Part 403), and therefore may require changes to the appropriate state or POTW authorities. States and POTWs should make the changes as soon as possible, and EPA and state NPDES permitting authorities should revise NPDES permits to require implementation of these required changes by POTWs. A general description of each change is included, along with a summary of what state or POTW follow-up actions are needed. Billips said that he has provided the documentation to the City Council members and will explain the required ordinance language amendment to members of the L&O.

Relay For Life Continued from Page 1 The 2014 Relay is scheduled for Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17 at the Agawam High School track and sports field. To date, 18 teams and more than 60 participants have registered for the Relay. During the Relay, teams of people will set up campsites around the field and take turns walking or running around the track. Teams will have at least one representative on the track at all times. At the kickoff, teams can register for the Relay. There will be a mock campsite set up, as well as several stations staffed by planning committee members to help teams better understand what Relay is and what happens during the event. “One of our kickoff goals is to educate new people on what Relay looks like and help them through the process of being part of our event,” said Iacolo. Selectwoman Tracy Cesan said she attended the luminaria ceremony at the Relay and called it “the most inspirational” event she has participated in. Tichy said several awareness and fundraising events are planned for Southwick between the kickoff and the Relay, including the Paint the Town Purple campaign where purple ribbons are placed along College Highway. “That event helped us gain a few Southwick teams,” said Tichy. “We would like to see more Southwick residents or teams this year.” Jennifer Ducharme, Relay specialist for the New England Division of the American Cancer Society, has been assisting the planning committee. She said the Relay is a life-changing event that gives everyone in the community a chance to help defeat cancer. “People from all walks of life come together with a shared mission of furthering our vision of a world with less cancer and more birthdays,” she added. To find out how to volunteer, or to RSVP for the kickoff, contact Ducharme (413-493-2124/ or Iacolo (413-478-9491/ For more information about the Relay, go to or the Relay Facebook page.

TOWN OF SOUTHWICK Public Hearing - Monday, January 27, 2014 7:00 PM Town Office Building 454 College Highway, Southwick FY 2014 Southwick-Granville Regional Community Development Fund Application The Southwick Board of Selectmen, in conjunction with the town of Granville, will conduct a Public Hearing on January 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Southwick Town Office Building, 454 College Highway, Southwick, MA. In case of inclement weather, the Public Hearing will be held on January 28th. The public is encouraged to attend this meeting to discuss the FY14 application to the MA Department of Housing and Community Development for up to $900,000 in available Community Development Block Grant Funds. All persons with questions or comments regarding the grant application will have an opportunity to be heard. Those unable to attend can send written comments to the Southwick Board of Selectmen. The towns are seeking input on community needs and eligible projects within the two communities which would benefit from grant funding. Projects currently being discussed include road and drainage improvements to eligible streets in the Congamond Lakes Target Area, housing rehabilitation, and assistance to the community food pantry. The Southwick Town Office Building is handicapped accessible. Persons who require special accommodations should contact the town at least one week prior to the hearing date at (413) 569-5995. For further information contact PVPC Deputy Director James M. Mazik at (413) 781-6045 or




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Obama: Presidents ‘don’t start with a clean slate’ By Reid J. Epstein President Barack Obama believes his presidency can be successful even if none of his policy goals are accomplished during his term in office, Obama told New Yorker editor-in-chief David Remnick. “One of the things that I’ve learned to appreciate more as president is you are essentially a relay swimmer in a river full of rapids, and that river is history,” Obama told Remnick. “You don’t start with a clean slate, and the things you start may not come to full fruition on your timetable. But you can move things forward. And sometimes the things that start small may turn out to be fairly significant.” Obama spoke to Remnick several times in the White House and aboard Air Force One for a profile that runs 17,000 words. It is set to appear in this week’s issue and was posted online early Sunday morning. Obama described his role as president as steering the country in a direction that’s more advantageous to the middle class and the poor, even if he doesn’t succeed in winning the reforms he seeks while in office. “I can tell you that I will measure myself at the end of my presidency in large part by whether I began the process of rebuilding the middle class and the ladders into the middle class, and reversing the trend toward economic bifurcation in this society,” Obama said. Without comparing himself to predecessors directly, he cited Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt and Reagan as examples of presidents who steered the country to fit their will. “America was very lucky that Abraham Lincoln was president when he was president. If he hadn’t been, the course of history would be very different,” Obama said. “But I also think that, despite being the greatest president, in my mind, in our history, it took another hundred and fifty years before AfricanAmericans had anything approaching formal equality, much less real equality. I think that doesn’t diminish Lincoln’s achievements, but it acknowledges that at the end of the day we’re part of a long-running story. We just try to get our paragraph right.” Obama also once again waded into the politics of professional football. In an interview published in January 2013, he told The New Republic that if he had a son he would have to “think long and hard before I let him play football.” To Remnick in November, Obama was more direct. “I would not let my son play pro football,” Obama said while the two were watching an NFL game aboard Air Force One. Football players, Obama said, are much like smokers in their exposure to the risks of what they are doing. “At this point, there’s a little bit of caveat emptor. These guys, they know what they’re doing. They know what they’re buying into. It is no longer a secret. It’s sort of the feeling I have about smokers, you know?” Remnick also reported that first lady Michelle Obama is writing a memoir. He offered no additional details about the forthcoming book, other than to say she has already begun work on it. And he revealed that Obama has internalized the troubled Obamacare rollout, to the point that he makes jokes about its failures. When Remnick asked Obama what he must accomplish during the rest of his term, Obama replied: “You mean, now that the Web site is working?”

Islamic group threatens Olympics By Associated Press MOSCOW — An Islamic militant group in Russia’s North Caucasus claimed responsibility Sunday for twin suicide bombings in the southern city of Volgograd last month and posted a video threatening to strike the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. There had been no previous claim of responsibility for the bombings, which killed 34 people and heightened security fears before next month’s Winter Games. In the video, two Russian-speaking men warned President Vladimir Putin that “If you hold these Olympics, we will give you a present for the innocent Muslim blood being spilled all around the world: In Afghanistan, in Somalia, in Syria.” They added that “for the tourists who come, there will be a present, too.” In a statement posted with the video on its website, the militant group Vilayat Dagestan claimed responsibility for the Volgograd bombings. The video claims that the two men, identified as Suleiman and Abdurakhman, were the suicide bombers and purports to show the explosives being prepared and strapped to their bodies. There was no immediate reaction to the video from the Russian security services. During much of the 49-minute video, the two men speak to the camera while holding Kalashnikov automatic rifles. Behind them hang black banners with Arabic religious phrases similar to those used by Al Qaeda.

Obama: Pot not worse than alcohol By Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said he doesn’t think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol, “in terms of its impact on the individual consumer.” “As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol,” the president said an interview with “The New Yorker” magazine. Smoking marijuana is “not something I encourage, and I’ve told my daughters I think it’s a bad idea, a waste of time, not very healthy,” Obama said. Obama’s administration has given states permission to experiment with marijuana regulation, and laws recently passed in Colorado and Washington legalizing marijuana recently went into effect. The president said it was important for the legalization of marijuana to go forward in those states to avoid a situation in which only a few are punished while a large portion of people have broken the law at one time or another. The president said he is troubled at the disproportionate number of arrests and imprisonments of minorities for mari-

juana use. “Middle-class kids don’t get locked up for smoking pot, and poor kids do,” he said. “And African-American kids and Latino kids are more likely to be poor and less likely to have the resources and the support to avoid unduly harsh penalties.” He said in the interview that users shouldn’t be locked up for long stretches of time when people writing drug laws “have probably done the same thing.” But Obama urged a cautious approach to changing marijuana laws, saying that people who think legalizing pot will solve social problems are “probably overstating the case.” “And the experiment that’s going to be taking place in Colorado and Washington is going to be, I think, a challenge,” the president said. Ethan Nadelmann, the executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance praised Obama’s words, saying his use of the word “important” about the new Colorado and Washington laws “really puts the wind in the sails of the movement to end marijuana prohibition. Critics of the new laws raise concerns about public health and law enforcement, asking whether wide availability of the drug will lead to more underage drug use, more cases of driving while high and more crime.

GOP activists side with Chris Christie over media By Katie Glueck Conservative activists haven’t exactly been beating the drums for Chris Christie to run for president in 2016 — many view him as too accommodating to the left and too much a creature of the Republican East Coast establishment. But as they watch the bridge traffic scandal unfold in New Jersey, jeopardizing the New Jersey governor’s political future, some are finding that an old maxim holds true: “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” In their eyes, the mainstream media is the enemy. Its unrelenting coverage of Christie’s troubles over the past 10 days is generating a surprising level of sympathy for the moderate Republican Garden Stater among some conservatives who have not been fans in the past. “I think it’s helping with the Republican grass roots,” said Glenn McCall, a Republican National Committeeman from South Carolina. “They feel [the scandal] is being overblown. There’s some solidarity, too. It doesn’t mean, if he does run in 2016, these same people would support him. Who knows what they’ll do come that time. But at least right now, there’s solidarity around the governor.” Christie is under fire over what appeared to be politically motivated lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, a move orchestrated by aides with close ties to the governor. But some conservative activists from early-voting primary states see the nonstop coverage as one more example of a biased liberal media obsessed with covering a flailing Republican, when, in their view, a Democrat wouldn’t receive the same degree of scrutiny. Interviews with more than a dozen establishment Republicans and conservative activists from Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina revealed consistent approval for Christie’s handling of what these party loyalists view as a nonissue — even as some made clear that they haven’t necessarily embraced the moderate governor beyond that. “He does have a lot of sympathy right now, even from people who do not like Chris Christie and under no circumstances would support him in a primary,” said Billy Simons, a tea party activist from Charleston, S.C. Simons, who has questions about Christie’s role in the scandal and is no fan of the governor’s, said that many of his fellow activists think the media coverage has gone too far. “Lots of people think it’s getting way too much play,” he said. Even from “people I’ve heard say [they] are not Chris Christie fans at all, there is some circling of the wagons.” Christie ignited rage among many fellow Republicans when he embraced President Barack Obama in the wake of Hurricane Sandy just before the 2012 election. He is moderate on issues like immigration, talks frequently about outreach to Democrats and hasn’t shied from taking his party to task on a range of issues. No one expects him to be a grass-roots favorite if he does run in 2016. But Ann Trimble-Ray, an activist from Northwest Iowa with close ties to deeply conservative Rep. Steve King, said there is a quiet sense that the governor is being mistreated on the national stage, even if the sentiment isn’t particularly “vocal” or “organized.” “Those who don’t typically like him fell back into that position where, they’re looking at a conservative being targeted and comparing it to others on the Democratic side, and looking

at it as a fairness issue,” said Trimble-Ray, who personally respects Christie and admires his handling of the traffic scandal. “Is it fair for Gov. Christie to be targeted in this manner, for this situation, when equal or greater issues are happening on the liberal side that aren’t getting attention? It’s more ‘us vs. them’ in that regard.” Scandal or not, some conservatives see Christie as far too liberal — and relish the opportunity to kick him while he’s down. “If anything, it’s given the conservative wing of the Republican Party in Iowa enthusiasm to take him out in the first-in-the-nation caucus state,” said Jamie Johnson, a social conservative who was Sen. Rick Santorum’s Iowa coalitions director during the last presidential cycle. “It has rocked him like a left hook, and he’s reeling right now, and social conservatives in Iowa now want to deliver a knockout punch.” But, Johnson noted, “there seems to be a lot of Republicans who didn’t necessarily feel thrilled about the prospect of Chris Christie running for president, who nevertheless feel the media has overplayed its hand in the Bridgegate controversy, especially when compared to more important scandals such as the Benghazi scandal.” It’s been a quick fall from grace for Christie, a favorite of the Republican establishment whose proximity to the New York media and skirmishes with more conservative members of his own party have translated into outsize coverage in the Northeast corridor. On Saturday, the governor’s office slammed MSNBC’s coverage of allegations plaguing Christie’s administration, charging that the network has been “openly hostile to Governor Christie and almost gleeful in their efforts attacking him.” “There are a lot of people in the party who hope this is a teachable moment for Christie and his political team, to realize he can’t count on the liberal media to deliver him the nomination of the presidency,” said a prominent national conservative with close ties to party activists. “If he wants to be president, See Media, Page 5

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The senior staff instructor at the Western Massachusetts Municipal Training Academy, Northampton Sgt. Robert J. Powers, presents the academic achievement award to Brendan Irujo, one of the city’s newest police officers, during the academy’s graduation exercises Friday morning. (Photo by Carl E. Hartdegen)

Westfield police Capt. Michael McCabe pins a police badge on the tunic of one of the city’s newest officers, William Cavanaugh, during graduation exercises at the Western Massachusetts Municipal Training Academy Friday morning. (Photo by Carl E. Hartdegen)

New Officers Continued from Page 1 Pelham Chief Gary Thomann and remarks were also offered by the STCC president Ira Rubenzahl, who spoke about the addition the WMMTA made to the community college; Chief David Hastings, president of the Western Massachusetts Chiefs of Police association; Lee officer Kirk Nichols, the class president and Daniel Zivkovich, the executive director of the Municipal Police Training Committee who urged the new officers to think of themselves not as law enforcement officers but as police officers, saying that their duty to serve and protect supersedes their duty to enforce laws. The candidates became fully fledged officers toward the end of the exercises when their badges were ceremoniously pinned to their uniforms. Capt. Michael McCabe represented Westfield Police Chief John Camerota and pinned four of the five Westfield officers but Fanion got special attention. His badge was pinned to his uniform by his grandfather, retired Westfield detective George Fanion, as his uncle, current city detective Brian Fanion, watched with a beaming smile on his face. Vigneault, who served as the class guide, ended the ceremony when he returned the class guidon to the academy which was accepted by staff instructor Holyoke Sgt. Kevin Thomas.

AGAWAM - Gisele L. (Lanoue) Tatro, 90, entered into eternal rest on Friday, January 17, 2014. Born in St. Albans, VT, daughter of the late Ovila and Alma (Chevalier) Lanoue, she lived in Swanton, VT and Southwick for many years before moving to Agawam in 1990. Gisele was a retired clerk for the Family Closet. Her husband, Wayland W. Tatro died in 2003. She leaves two sons and their wives, Roger P. and Debby Tatro of Southwick, Gregory J. and Faye Tatro of Westfield; two daughters, Jacqueline C. Miles, AnneMarie Burinskas both of Feeding Hills; a brother, Paul Lanoue of Marfelden, Germany; thirteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Wilder and a sister, Fern LeDuc. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, January 21st at 12:00 noon at the Agawam Funeral Home, 184 Main Street. The burial will be in the spring at New Cemetery in Southwick. Calling hours will precede the service from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

Albert C. Cheevers

Holyoke Sgt. Kevin Thomas, a staff instructor at the Western Massachusetts Municipal Training Academy, accepts the guidon of the 49th recruit officer class from Jeffrey Vigneault, the class guide, at the end of the academy’s graduation exercises Friday morning. (Photo by Carl E. Hartdegen)

Media Continued from Page 4 he needs to start making more reliable friends at the grass roots of the party.” Darrell Kearney, the finance director of Iowa’s Polk County Republican Party, said he’s heard activists say that the “liberal movement” — a term that includes the media, along with Democrats — has it in for Christie. “I have heard some activists saying they thought the liberals were after him to knock him down,” Kearney said. “They like the fact that he took immediate action, unlike what Obama does.” Both establishment figures and those tapped in to the grass roots said in interviews that Christie did all he could by quickly apologizing and dismissing his deputy chief of staff and his

campaign manager, both of whom were tied to the scandal. If there are no more shoes to drop, they say, he should be able to put the story behind him. “Based on his comments and his actions, Iowans are generally going to consider it a dead issue unless something else were to emerge,” said Tim Albrecht, a GOP strategist who until recently served as spokesman for Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad. Asked about the “circling the wagons” effect among activists, Albrecht added, “I think there is definitely an opening for him, given that grass-roots activists don’t trust the East Coast media to give Republicans a fair shake. It could work in his favor among conservative activists in early states, no question.”

Repair Bill Continued from Page 2 guilty to attempted murder charges, say he was entrapped and that no one was ever in real danger. His trial resumes Tuesday with closing arguments. Romano, 50, met Pittas in 2008 while he was making a fortune with a boiler-room operation that cheated elderly investors in a collectible coin scheme. He hired the 39-year-old Pittas, who a year earlier had opened a custom auto shop with his father, to care for his car collection. “The ‘57 Chevrolet and the Camaro came and went, but the Impala was always at our shop,” Pittas testified. “It was a bigger job.” Romano gave the go-ahead for a complete — and expensive — restoration of the Impala. “Basically every nut and bolt was removed, refurbished,” Pittas said. “The body was taken off the chassis, engine, transmission — all rebuilt.” By 2010, parts and labor had reached $50,000, he said. When it wasn’t paid, the shop placed a lien on the Camaro and took possession of it. Following Romano’s arrest in the coin scam, his business partner showed up at the shop to tell Pittas that Romano wanted the Camaro back. The exchange ended with the mechanic telling the partner that if he covered the costs for both the Impala and the Camaro, “We’d gladly get rid of them.” In the summer of 2012, investigators learned through a jailhouse snitch that Romano wanted to avenge his 15-year sentence and $7 million forfeiture in the fraud case by having the judge and prosecutor killed by decapitation. An undercover agent wearing a wire and posing as a professional hit man named Bobby Russo visited Romano who, as a test, first asked him to assault Pittas for $3,000 and told him more work would follow, authorities said. He also wanted proof that the job was done. “I have one to start. Stole two cars from me,” Romano said in the recorded conversation, referring to Pittas. “Beat him up? Smack him up?” the undercover asked. “Beat him.” “Bad?” “Bad.” Shortly after, an FBI agent showed at Pittas’ shop and told him about the threat. The agent also had an unusual request: He wanted Pittas to lie down on the ground for a photo and also to give him a piece of identification.

The FBI provided Pittas bandages and a brace to wear afterward “to make it look like I was assaulted,” he testified. The undercover turned over the photo and identification — Pittas’ body damage estimator’s license — to Romano’s business partner. The partner showed both to Romano while visiting him in jail, authorities said. Romano was satisfied enough to send word to the undercover that he would pay $40,000 to kill the judge and prosecutor, authorities said. This time, prosecutors say, more gruesome proof was demanded: the heads of both preserved in formaldehyde. He was charged before the alleged plot could go any further.

LOST AND FOUND LOST: LARGE ORANGE CAT, male, has a black birth spot on lip. Vicinity of Lois Street and South Maple Street, Westfield. Answers to Patrick or Mr. Kitty. Missing since Saturday, January 18th. Please call (413)977-1169.

WESTFIELD - Albert Carvel “Bert” Cheevers, 84, son of the late Albert W., and Mildred (Guidi) Cheevers of Pittsfield, died peacefully early Friday evening, January 17, 2014 with his family at his side at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home. He spent the early years of his life living on View Street in Pittsfield, with his mother, father and brother. Bert enjoyed hydroplane boat racing, canoeing, skiing down the Thunderbolt Trail on Mount Greylock, ice fishing on Onota Lake, playing hockey, hunting, and snow shoeing in the Berkshire forest with his friends, Billy, Bud, and Jimmy. From 1951-1953 he served in the US Army as a military police officer while stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict. Later in 1953, he married Joan A. Handy and eventually the couple moved to Westfield with their daughter Nancy. A second daughter, Carol, was born. Bert was employed at Carl Fisher Company in Springfield for 33 years while residing in Westfield with his family. Throughout his adult life Bert continued to enjoy outdoor activities with his friends, and most especially, with his daughters. He also continually honed his skills as an avid bird watcher, tracker, and outdoorsman in his late adult years until Alzheimer’s disease interfered with his independence. Bert was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Joan A. (Handy) Cheevers and will be dearly missed by his two daughters, Carol J. Snyder and her husband Fred of Monson, and Nancy A. Cheevers of Leeds; his brother, James W. Cheevers of Millersville, MD; and his grandson, Ryan Cheevers-Brown of Leeds. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 22nd at 1:45 p.m. at the Southwick Forastiere Funeral Home, 624 College Highway, Southwick. Committal services and Military Honors will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the Massachusetts Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main Street, Agawam. Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday evening, January 21st at the funeral home from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The family requests in lieu of sending flowers, donations in Bert’s memory be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Holyoke Soldiers Home. For more information, please visit us at:

Sophie J. Zarkowski WESTFIELD - Sophie J. (Kaminski) Zarkowski, 89, of Westfield died Saturday in a local nursing home. She was born in Westfield on December 15,1924, the daughter of the late Anthony and Wladyslawa (Bogumil) Kaminski and was educated in Westfield schools. Sophie was employed as a defense worker during WWII at American Bosch Co., and later worked at the former White’s Quaint Shop of Westfield for fifteen years, retiring in 1975. She was a communicant of Holy Trinity Church. Sophie is survived by her husband of sixty-six years, John and a son, Leonard of Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Liturgy of Christian Burial at the Holy Trinity Church on Wednesday, January 22nd at 10:00 a.m. Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery will be private .There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Holy Trinity Church, 335 Elm Street, Westfield, MA 01085. Firtion-Adams Funeral Service,76 Broad Street, Westfield is in charge of arrangements. “You’ll never walk alone.”

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Boeing, Etihad to develop aviation biofuels

The Associated Press Aircraft maker Boeing Co., Etihad Airways, the oil company Total and others say they will work together on a program to develop an aviation biofuel industry in the United Arab Emirates. Boeing says in a news release Sunday that the program will involve research and development and investments in production of fuels derived from plants that can power aircraft. Etihad is based in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The other participants are Takreer, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Co., and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, located in Abu Dhabi. Boeing says Etihad ran a 45-minute demonstration flight Saturday in a Boeing 777 partially powered by aviation biofuel produced in the UAE. Boeing also has aviation biofuels programs with U.S. and other airlines.

After delivering a speech about the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance, President Barack Obama speaks in a overflow area at the Justice Department in Washington, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. The president called for ending the government’s control of phone data from millions of Americans. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Tech industry: Obama’s Peugeot Citroen NSA reforms ‘insufficient’ close to Chinese investment deal

PARIS (AP) — Out with General Motors Co., in with China’s No. 2 automaker: PSA Peugeot Citroen is moving closer to a partnership with Dongfeng Motor. Spokeswoman Antonia Krpina at the capitalhungry French automaker said Monday its supervisory board has reached “cohesion” in talks announced last month involving Dongfeng. She declined further comment, saying no deal has been signed yet. Last month, Detroit giant GM said it had decided to unload its 7 percent stake in the struggling French company, without disclosing a price, while maintaining their alliance. Many acquisitions and corporate partnerships abroad by Chinese companies aim to improve their competitive edge in their fast-growing home market. A Peugeot tie-up would give Dongfeng access to a well-known brand and advanced technology to help expand its share of the world’s biggest auto market.

Survey finds distrust in government growing LONDON (AP) — Trust in elected leaders has fallen sharply, a global survey revealed Monday, citing the protracted budget battle in Washington that nearly saw the U.S. default on its debts and Europe’s stuttering response to its debt crisis as key reasons for the drop. Ahead of the gathering of political and business leaders in the Swiss resort of Davos, the public relations firm Edelman found that only 44 percent of university-educated people participating in the survey trusted government, down 4 percentage points from the previous year. As recently as 2011, trust in politicians stood at 52 percent. The 2014 Edelman Trust Barometer found the largest-ever gap in its 14-year history — 14 points — between trust in government and trust in business. “This is a profound evolution in the landscape of trust from 2009, where business had to partner with government to regain trust,” agency CEO Richard Edelman said. He warned that sinking trust in government could stoke a rise in support for more extreme political parties, particularly in May’s election for the European Parliament. The U.S. saw a dramatic 16 percentage point fall in the level of political trust to 37 percent, which Edelman attributed to a number of factors, including the debt ceiling standoff in Congress, the revelations of widespread snooping by the National Security Agency and the calamitous start of President Barack Obama’s health reform website. In Europe, the numbers were similarly dispiriting for elected leaders. One country that saw plunging trust in government was France, where there’s growing concern over the inability of President Francois Hollande’s government to get the economy going. According to the survey, only 32 percent in France trust government, down 17 percentage points. Yet business leaders shouldn’t be too relieved, Edelman cautioned. Even though the overall level of trust in business held steady at 58 percent, the survey found that of the eight groups it monitored, only government officials were trusted less than CEOs — and both groups were the only ones distrusted by a majority of respondents. The most trusted group was academics, followed by technical experts and See Distrust, Page 7

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Technology companies and industry groups took President Barack Obama’s speech on U.S. surveillance as a step in the right direction, but chided him for not embracing more dramatic reforms to protect people’s privacy and the economic interests of American companies that generate most of their revenue overseas. “The president’s speech was empathetic, balanced and thoughtful, but insufficient to meet the real needs of our globally connected world and a free Internet,” said Ed Black, president of the Computer & Communications Industry Association, a group that represents Google, Microsoft, Facebook and other technology companies upset about the NSA’s broad surveillance of online communications. On Friday, the president called for ending the government’s control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and ordered intelligence agencies to get a court’s permission before accessing such records. He also issued a directive that intelligencegathering can’t be employed to suppress criticism of the United States or provide a competitive advantage to U.S. companies. In addition, the president directed Attorney General Eric Holder and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to consider whether new privacy safeguards could be added to online data gathering. Although those activities are only meant to target people outside the U.S. as part of national security investigations, information on Americans sometimes gets swept up in the collection. Eight of the world’s best-known technology companies underscored their common interest in curbing the NSA by releasing a joint, measured critique of Obama’s proposal. They applauded the commitment to more transparency and more privacy protections

for non-U.S. citizens, but also stressed that the president didn’t address all their concerns. “Additional steps are needed on other important issues, so we’ll continue to work with the administration and Congress to keep the momentum going and advocate for reforms consistent with the principles we outlined in December,” said the statement from Google, Apple, Yahoo, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and AOL. In his speech, Obama also directed Holder and Clapper to look into new restrictions on the length of time the U.S. can hold data collected overseas and the extent to which that data is used. He added that the U.S. won’t spy on regular people who don’t threaten national security. But nothing he said is likely to diminish the potential losses facing the U.S. technology industry, said Daniel Castro, a senior analyst for the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington D.C. think tank. The ITIF estimates that the doubts raised by the NSA spying could cost U.S. companies as much as $35 billion over the next three years. In the aftermath of recent NSA leaks, the companies set aside their competitive differences to come together and urge Obama to curtail the NSA’s online snooping and lift restrictions that prevent companies from publicly disclosing specifics about how frequently they are asked to turn over their users’ personal information in the name of national security. Obama did agree to at least one major concession to the technology industry by pledging “to make public more information than ever before about the orders they have received to provide data to the government.” See NSA Reforms, Page 7

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Shares of Deutsche Bank AG fell sharply on Monday after Germany’s biggest lender announced an unexpected fourthquarter loss largely due to weak investment banking results and the cost of strengthening its finances. Deutsche Bank, which warned the headwinds will continue this year, saw its stock slump 3.9 percent in early trading to 37.80 euros, making it the worst performer on Frankfurt’s DAX index. The bank on Sunday night posted a fourth-quarter net loss of 965 million euros ($1.3 billion), an announcement that came 10 days before it was scheduled to release its results. Analysts were expecting a profit of about 200 million euros. Revenues also disappointed, falling 16 percent to 6.6 billion euros. The losses showed how the bank is still struggling to overcome previous legal entanglements and deal with new regulatory demands in an uncertain European economy. Much of the decline in revenues in the fourth quarter came from the investment banking division, which suffered a steep fall in income from trading debt securities. The bank has also faced a steady drag on earnings from expenses for litigation and legal settlements resulting from investigations of alleged past abuses. They totaled 528 million euros in the fourth quarter. The bank suffered 1.1 billion euros in losses on risky investments it has set aside for disposal as it — along with other banks — faces demands from regulators to strengthen its finances in response to the market turbulence of recent years. Market strategist Ishaq Siddiqi at ETX Capital called the results a “nasty set of numbers which have geared investors here in Europe for what could be an ugly earnings season for European banks.” Co-CEO Anshu Jain said on a conference call with analysts that the bank was dealing well with factors that its management could control, such as reducing costs. He said that excluding one-time expenses and the unit disposing of risky assets, the bank’s core operations earned 8.4 billion euros in 2013. That was up from 7.6 billion euros the year before and comparable with earnings before the financial crisis hit in earnest in 2008.

Vietnam’s ‘cyber troops’ take fight to U.S., France HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Working on her blog in California one day, Vietnamese democracy activist Ngoc Thu sensed something was wrong. It took a moment for a keystroke to register. Cut-and-paste wasn’t working. She had “a feeling that somebody was there” inside her computer. Her hunch turned out to be right. A few days later, her personal emails and photos were displayed on the blog, along with defamatory messages. She couldn’t delete them; she was blocked out of her own site for several days as her attackers kept posting private details. “They hurt me and my family. They humiliated us, so that we don’t do the blog anymore,” said Thu, who is a U.S citizen. She has resumed blogging, but now the Vietnamese government is blocking her posts. Activists and analysts strongly suspect Hanoi was involved in that attack and scores of others like it. They say a shadowy, pro-government cyber army is blocking, hacking and spying on Vietnamese activists around the world to hamper the country’s pro-democracy movement. IT experts who investigated last year’s attack on Thu said the hackers secretly took control of her system after she clicked on a malicious link sent to her in an email. By installing key-logging software, the hackers were able to harvest passwords, gaining access to her private accounts.

In this May 14, 2013 photo, three young Vietnamese women use a laptop and smart phones to go online at a cafe in Hanoi, Vietnam. Vietnamese pro-democracy activists and bloggers are battling a gathering campaign of blocking, hacking and spying by a shadowy pro-government army of cyber warriors. Although they can’t prove it, activists and analysts strongly suspect the Vietnamese state is involved in the campaign, which is hampering the country’s democracy movement. (AP Photo/Na Son Nguyen, File)

Subsequent investigation also found that an upgraded version of the malicious software, sent by the same group, was emailed to at least three other people: a British reporter for the Associated Press reporter based in Hanoi; a France-based Vietnamese math professor and democracy activist; and an American member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an online activist group, living in the United States. None of the three clicked the link. It appears to be the first documented case of non-Vietnamese being attacked by a pro-govern-

ment hacking squad that had already conducted attacks well beyond the borders of this Southeast Asian nation. Its actions would appear to violate the law in the United States at least. “You see campaigns being waged against Vietnamese voices of dissent in geographically disparate regions. Now we have seen an escalation against people who report on those voices,” said Morgan Marquis-Boire, a University of Toronto researcher and online privacy activist who dissected the malware and published the findings with the EFF.

“It’s unlikely that this is the work of an opportunist individual.” Suspicion of state involvement is based in part on the fact that attackers have spent tens of thousands of dollars hiring servers around the world from which to launch attacks, often changing them after a few days. This is because the attackers know activists will ask service providers to take them down, said Dieu Hoang, an Australian computer engineer who, along with several other activists, works to help defend the Vietnamese activists online. Attempts to monitor and harass dissidents online mirror the government’s efforts to suppress them on the ground, where activists report persistent and occasionally violent harassment by state agents. The state convicted at least 63 bloggers and other nonviolent democracy activists in 2013 of criminal offenses, according to Human Rights Watch. Vietnam is by no means unique in seeking to spy on electronic communications, as recent revelations about the actions of the National Security Agency in the United States demonstrate. But its activities are of special concern because of its human rights record in general. Asked to comment on suspicions of state involvement in targeted surveillance, as well as See Cyber Troops, Page 7



ESB hires commercial lender EASTHAMPTON — Matthew S. Sosik, President and CEO of Easthampton Savings Bank, announced that William Fontes has joined the bank as Vice President Commercial Lending. Fontes has over 30 years of banking experience in commercial lending. Most recently he was Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Team Leader at United Bank. He had also worked as a Commercial Banking Team Leader at People’s United Bank. Fontes obtained his bache-

lor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Massachusetts. He obtained his MBA, majoring in Finance, from Bryant University. Fontes is extensively involved in Community Service including being the Director of the South Hadley Baseball Association and a coach with the South Hadley Recreation Department and St. Patrick’s CYO basketball. He is the Founding Director of the Promoting Downtown Amherst Inc. Fontes and his family reside in South Hadley.

William Fontes

Judith Herrell named CEO of Herrell’s Ice Cream; Steve Herrell takes sabbatical NORTHAMPTON — Judith Herrell, president and owner of Herrell’s Ice Cream Corporation and its parent company, Herrell’s Development Corporation, was named CEO of Herrell’s Ice Cream, effective January 1. Judy takes on this role in addition to her current responsibilities, as Steve Herrell, founder of Herrell’s Ice Cream and founder of the original Steve’s Ice Cream in Somerville, Mass., announced that he is taking a year-long sabbatical as a prelude to his retirement, effective January 1. “Steve has been an innovator in the ice cream industry for over 40 years, including his over 33 years with Herrell’s Ice Cream,” offered Judy Herrell. “Steve and I have been business partners in Herrell’s Ice Cream for nearly 30 years. We have collaborated on ice cream flavors, business operations and opportunities, and all other aspects of operating Herrell’s and its affiliated companies. Needless to say, we have not only been business partners in the ownership of Herrell’s, but are great friends. As Steve approaches his 70th birthday, we all agreed that it is a good time for him to step back, enjoy the accolades of his success, and finally take a little time off. “But don’t expect Steve to just sit around,” continued Judy Herrell. “He is the Flavor Master, and will still be involved in creating more great products like the ones that have already made


Nuvo Bank & Trust Company CEO awarded for voluntary leadership SPRINGFIELD, MA – NUVO Bank & Trust Company, a locally-owned, independent, small business bank located in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, today announced that Chief Executive Officer, M. Dale Janes, was awarded the Sally Barnhart Leadership Award from The Association For Community Living in appreciation for his voluntary leadership as president of the board of directors. Janes is the immediate past president and has been a member of the board of directors since M. Dale 2006. He has also served on the finance and Janes audit, investment, executive and ad-hoc committees, providing guidance throughout the purchase of a new headquarters, major renovations at the Inclusive Community Center located in Hadley, expansion of services for the medically challenged in Hampshire County and developing a two-year strategic plan. “I am honored to receive the Sally Barnhart Leadership Award and also want to recognize the efforts of Barbara Pilarcik, executive director of The Association For Community Living and her staff,” said Janes. “The Association is a great organization and one of the best nonprofits in the area with an absolutely outstanding record of programmatic achievement for those with developmental disabilities.” Sally Barnhart was president of The Association For Community Living board of directors from 1971-1973, during the years when the agency opened the first residential program in the state of Massachusetts for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Sally and her husband Philip had a son with Down syndrome and together they held a deep belief that he would best share his gifts by remaining in the community with his family. To that end, Sally worked tirelessly to develop community based programs and an award for voluntary leadership was established in her name. The Association For Community Living was founded over half a century ago by the dedicated commitment of five young mothers of children with developmental disabilities. They held a belief that their children had the same rights as all other children – the right to live and grow with dignity in their own communities. The Association’s beginnings were modest but deeply rooted in Hampden County. Today their reach extends to all of western Massachusetts and parts of central Massachusetts. The Association is a respected presence from Worcester County to the New York border, from Connecticut to Vermont. Additionally, The Association For Community Living is certified by the Department of Developmental Services and licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care. About NUVO Bank & Trust Company

Founded in 2008, NUVO Bank & Trust Company, is independent, locally owned and headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts. NUVO Bank is state chartered, a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service (CDARS), and is an Equal Housing Lender. NUVO Bank is focused on providing services to small and medium-sized businesses and individuals. For more information, go to

Melissa Ryan

Melissa Ryan joins Park Square Realty Ted Cassell, President of Park Square Realty, is pleased to announce that Melissa Ryan has joined Park Square Realty’s Feeding Hills office as a Sales Associate. Melissa can be reached at 789-9830 or 3012413. Melissa has extensive experience assisting home owners with short sales where she negotiates with the home owners’ lender to approve a sale where there is not enough money to pay the mortgage off completely Melissa has also worked with investors as a realtor and project manager for their renovation projects and assist them in marketing the homes once complete. Melissa was raised in Westfield and attended Westfield High School. Melissa attended Springfield Technical Community College with classes in Early Childhood Education. She and her family have been residents of West Springfield for the past 13 years. Park Square Realty is a locally owned residential real estate company with offices in Westfield and Feeding Hills and can be seen online at

February Mayor’s Coffee Hour: Your Voice – Your City Herrell’s famous!” “I have reaped great rewards in my work at Herrell’s, from customers and the community in general,” stated Steve Herrell. “I thank everyone for their patronage and friendship over the years. I have every confidence in my partner Judy to carry forth the Herrell’s banner for excellence and good times.” Steve Herrell plans to

devote his newfound time to his many other interests, including movie-making, writing about his varied experiences in ice cream, linguistics, creating music, and cleaning out his basement (which one of his staffers once called a “wonderland”), as well as continuing to be a vital part of the Northampton community, where he currently lives and plays.

Distrust Continued from Page 6 regular employees. Concerns over business’ ability to self-reguAccording to the survey, 84 percent of the late have been renewed by the $13 billion respondents believed that business can pursue record fine for JP Morgan Chase and Latin its own self-interest while doing work that America’s largest-ever bankruptcy — the failpromotes society as a whole. Edelman said, ure of Elke Batista’s EBX deep-water oil drillhowever, that business should not view that as ing firm. an opportunity to push for more deregulation The online survey queried 27,000 people in — a move that many blame for causing the 27 countries, and broke down results between 2008 financial crisis. the general population and a smaller sample of “That would be a huge error in judgment,” university-educated people. It was conducted said Edelman. last year between Oct. 16 and Nov. 29.

Cyber Troops Continued from Page 6 the attack on the AP reporter, the Vietnamese government gave this brief statement: “Vietnam shares the attention of other countries in ensuring Internet security and is willing to cooperate with other countries in fighting high-tech crimes in general and Internet crimes in particular.” Suppressing online dissent in Vietnam is becoming more difficult because of soaring Internet usage. Close to 40 percent of the country’s 90 million people have Internet access, and because Vietnam has been less effective than China in restricting that access, many people are viewing uncensored news. Dissidents can network and publicize their activities — and acts of state repression — with comparative ease. Security researchers have found hints of how Hanoi may be dealing with the challenge. In 2010, Google and McAfee alleged that that malicious software had been used to spy on tens of thousands of Vietnamese web users. McAfee said the perpetrators of the attacks “may have some allegiance” to the country’s government. Last year, researchers led by Marquis-Boire, who also works for Google as a security engineer, uncovered evidence suggesting a spyware suite called FinFisher was being used to track activists’ mobile communications inside Vietnam. The government, through state media, has admitted to blocking thousands of “bad, poisonous web sites and blogs,” and its sites have come under attack, presumably from dissident sympathizers. Ho Quang Loi, propaganda chief of Hanoi’s Communist Party, said last year it employed 900 people to counter online criticism. The attack on Thu’s blog showed how hacking and blocking can work as a one-two punch to knock out criticism. The blog, named “Ba Sam,” is one of the best-known dissident publications. It carries news, views, videos and photos from and about Vietnam of the kind that state media would never touch. After the blog was hacked, it took Thu a week to regain control, move it to a new address and put it back online.

WESTFIELD, MA- Tiger’s Pride will be hosting the upcoming Mayor’s Coffee Hour. The Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Daniel Knapik would like to invite you to participate in this free meeting. This event will be held on Monday, February 10, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at 33 Smith Avenue, in the lower campus of Westfield Vocational Technical High School. The Mayor would like your participation in the upcoming Coffee Hour by submitting any questions, concerns, or ideas for discussion. He will also provide any updates or news about our great City. Immediately following the coffee hour, guests are invited to tour the 12 vocational and technical programs offered at the high school. This is a great opportunity afforded students in choosing a career path, as well as for the business community to learn about advisory board positions. To register please call Pam Bussell at the Chamber office at (413) 568-1618 or email info@ The public is welcome to attend!

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established in 1957. It is named after Rotary International’s founder, Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer who started the Rotary organization in 1905.  The founding principle of Rotary was rooted in Harris’ belief that one’s occupation could provide opportunities for service - not just to provide for himself, but to place “Service Above Self” words that have become the enduring motto of this organization.  The recognition is the Rotary Foundation’s way of expressing its appreciation for substantial contributions to its humanitarian and educational programs. The Rotary Foundation is a registered charity that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, education, and cultural exchange programs. It is supported solely through voluntary contributions from Rotarian’s and friends of the Foundation who share in its vision of a better world. One of the programs that are truly familiar to all globally is PolioPlus, a program designed to END POLIO NOW from the face of the earth.   It is a program that has been underwritten by Bill and Melinda Gates since 2007, when Continued from Page 6 the Gates Foundation gave Rotary a $100 million challenge grant, increasing it to $355 million in 2009. In 2013, the The companies are hoping greater transparency will show Gates Foundation granted Rotary an additional $35 million that the U.S. government has only been demanding informafor five years and for every $1 Rotary raises, Gates will tion about a very small fraction of their vast audiences. match it with $2. The PolioPlus initiative was introduced in But the promise of more disclosure didn’t satisfy two differ1988, and since then, new polio cases have plunged by ent groups focused on online privacy and other digital rights. more than 99% worldwide, from 350,000 cases annually to “Far more needs to be done to restore the faith of the just 223 in 2012 compared with 650 cases in 2011. Only American people and repair the damage done globally to the three countries remain polio-endemic: Afghanistan, U.S. reputation as a defender of human rights on the Internet,” Nigeria, and Pakistan. However, every nation remains at said Greg Nojeim, senior counsel at the Center for Democracy risk for infections imported from the endemic countries. & Technology. Failure to eradicate this highly infectious disease could, Cindy Cohn, legal director for the Electronic Frontier within a decade, lead to resurgence of as many as 200,000 Foundation believes there’s still a long way to go. “Now it’s new cases each year. Boyd said “It is a challenge we are up to the courts, Congress, and the public to ensure that real proud to say is met in part by the donations of the Southwick reform happens, including stopping all bulk surveillance — Rotary Club resulting in honoring members of the club and not just telephone records collection,” she said. community with the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow recogRecent revelations about how much information the U.S. nition.” government has been vacuuming off the Internet threaten to The recognitions will be made on February 5 at Tucker’s undercut the future profits of technology companies that Restaurant, 625 College Highway, Southwick, MA, at a depend on the trust of Web surfers and corporate customers. reception to be held at 6:00 p.m. Appetizers will be served U.S. Internet companies are worried that more people, espeand a cash bar is available. .Friends of Rotary and family cially those living outside the U.S., will use their products less are encouraged to attend. Please contact Rotarian Bob Fox frequently if they believe their personal data is being scooped at 413 569 5962 with a reservation. up and stored by the U.S. government. The Southwick Rotary Club is made up of business and Less online traffic would result in fewer opportunities to professional men and women working together as volunsell the ads that bring in most of the revenue at companies teers. Rotarians work locally, regionally and internationally such as Google, Facebook and Yahoo. There is also concern to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide that foreigners will be reluctant to do business with a wide education, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the range of U.S. companies that sell online storage and software motto of Service above Self. Benefits of being a Rotarian applications that require an Internet connection. include serving the community, networking and friendship Obama’s proposal made “progress on the privacy side, but while promoting ethics and leadership. The club meets at it doesn’t address the economic issues,” Castro said. “I don’t Roma Restaurant, College Highway, Southwick, every see anything in the speech that will prevent companies in Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. For information on club activities, other countries from using what the NSA is doing to gain a visit or call President Chris Boyd competitive advantage over the U.S. companies.” at 413 348 9918.

NSA Reforms


Westfield Mayor Dan Knapik’s Inaugural Ball






The WHS senior boys’ swimmers on “Senior Day.”

The Westfield High School senior girls on “Senior Day.”

Westfield’s Shaylyn Jurczyk swims freestyle in Friday’s final home meet.

WHS’s Roberto Morales swims the 500 yard freestyle.

Bombers’ Maddy Atkocaitis hurdles into a forward dive.

WHS sends off seniors in style By Chris Putz Staff Writer WESTFIELD – The Westfield High swimming and diving team hosted Amherst Regional in its final home meet of the season Friday. In keeping with tradition, Westfield recognized all the seniors who would be swimming in their last high school meet at WHS. Westfield will be graduating several talented swimmers from both the girls’ and boys’ teams, including Amanda Circe, Chiara Manfredi, Alison Johnstone, Shaylyn Jurczyk, Maddy Atkocaitis, Hope Walsh, Erin Lewis, Ian Canty, Andrew Kimmet, Roberto Morales, Jim Stinehart, Ian Coddington, Ed McLeavey, Tim Kwarcinski, and John Dolan. The boys meet was a clash of the titans with arguably the best six male swimmers in Western Mass squaring off (Amherst’s Marc Klepali Ciaran, Dillon Davidson, Alan Tang; John Dolan, Tim Kwarcinski and Jim Stinehart from Westfield). Amherst scored big early, upsetting the Bombers in one of their best events

– the 200 medley relay. In one of the biggest upsets of the day, Kwarcinski touched out lifelong rival Davidson in the grueling 500 yard freestyle, as well as the 200 yard individual medley. In their closest meet of the season, the Westfield boys edged out Amherst Regional, 96-87. Senior captains Shaylyn Jurczyk, Erin Lewis, Alison Johnstone and Hope Walsh contributed mightily to the girls 111-74 win by swimming on winning relay teams and scoring in individual events. LATE RESULTS INDOOR TRACK Bombers split NORTHAMPTON – The Westfield girls’ track and field team split last Tuesday’s meet at Smith College with a win over Minnechaug 61-34, and a loss to East Longmeadow, 54-41. The Bombers were missing its star distance runner, Ally Morin, due to injury. Jessie Pratt led Westfield with a pair of victories. Pratt won the 55 meters (7.86), sweeping both schools. She also won the 300 meters (44.14) against Minnechaug,

and claimed second against East Longmeadow. Bombers’ Ian Coddington swims the freestyle segment of the individual medley Friday.

The Westfield High School boys’ track and field team attempts to hurdle the competition at Smith College late Friday. (Photo by Chris Putz)

The Westfield girls’ track and field team goes all out to in last Friday’s competition at Smith College in Northampton. (Photo by Chris Putz)

Westfield mourns Hagan By Chris Putz Last year, Westfield State honored Staff Writer Hagan and his son Jim – a Westfield WESTFIELD – Westfield State State alumnus and former chairman announces the passing of Charles of the Board of Trustees – at the “Bud” Hagan, who served the univerdedication of Westfield State sity for 34 years as a coach, athletics University baseball field. The field is director and registrar. Most notably, now named the “Bud and Jim Hagan he played a pivotal role in ushering in Field.” the modern era of intercollegiate athHagan’s Westfield roots run deep. letics as the university’s first full-time CHARLES He was a standout athlete in baseball, athletics director. He was 86. “BUD” HAGAN basketball, football and track at From 1956 to 1962, Hagan coached Westfield High School. He played the Westfield State baseball and basbasketball and baseball at Arnold ketball teams, was a physical education College, now the University of Bridgeport, instructor, and directed the intramurals and and received his master’s degree from varsity athletics programs. American International College. Hagan was the Dean of Men and served for He is survived by his wife Kathleen many years as registrar at Westfield State (O’Rourke), their children, James Hagan and before his retirement in 1990. Nancy Healey, and eight grandchildren. He He was a member of the Westfield State was predeceased by his daughter, Sheila Athletics Hall of Fame Committee since its Hagan Meyer, and his grandson, Christian inception in 1994, serving the first three years Meyer. as chairperson, and was inducted into the Hall Calling hours will be Monday, Jan. 20 from of Fame in 2000. 4:00 to 7:00 Firtion Adams Funeral In 2006, the Woodward Center lobby was Home. The service is scheduled for Tuesday, named the Charles “Bud” Hagan Westfield Jan. 21 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic State Athletics Hall of Fame in his honor. Church in Westfield.

Charles “Bud” Hagan, right, unveils a plaque in his honor as Westfield State dedicated its new Athletics Hall of Fame area in the Woodward Center front lobby during the 2006 Alumni Weekend. Also pictured, left to right, are: Dr. Arthur Jackson, former Westfield State vice president of student affairs, and three members of Bud Hagan’s family: son Jim, granddaughter Mairead, and wife Kathy. The family has asked that donations in his memory may be made to the Charles “Bud” Hagan Memorial Baseball Fund in care of

Westfield State Foundation, P.O. Box 1630, Westfield, MA 01086-1630.

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TUESDAY January 21


SWIMMING at Northampton, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ JV HOOPS vs. Minnechaug, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ V HOOPS vs. Minnechaug, 7 p.m. BOYS’ V HOCKEY at Longmeadow, Olympia Ice Center, West Springfield, 8:30 p.m.

BOYS’ JV HOOPS at Amherst, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS at Amherst, 7 p.m. GIRLS’ HOCKEY (Cathedral/WHS/ Long.) at Walpole, Cyr Arena, 7 p.m.

FRIDAY January 24

SATURDAY January 25 GIRLS’ HOCKEY (Cathedral/WHS/ Long.) at Matignon, Stoneham Arena, 11 a.m. BOYS’ V HOCKEY at East Longmeadow, Olympia Ice Center, West Springfield, 4 p.m.

SKIING – PVIAC Race, Berkshire East, 5 p.m. BOYS’ JV HOOPS at West Springfield, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS at West Springfield, 7 p.m. GIRLS’ V HOOPS vs. Holyoke, 7 p.m.

***Sunday, January 26***

BOYS’ JV HOCKEY vs. Cathedral, Cyr Arena, 8 p.m.

SOUTHWICK-TOLLAND REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ JV HOOPS at Granby, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ JV HOOPS vs. Holyoke Catholic, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS at Granby, 7 p.m. GIRLS’ V HOOPS vs. Holyoke Catholic, 7 p.m.

WRESTLING at Gateway, 7 p.m.

GIRLS’ JV HOOPS vs. Putnam, 5 p.m. GIRLS’ V HOOPS vs. Putnam, 6:30 p.m.

WRESTLING vs. Southwick-Tolland, 7 p.m.

GIRLS’ JV HOOPS at McCann Tech, 6 p.m. GIRLS’ V HOOPS at McCann Tech, 7:30 p.m.

BOYS’ JV HOOPS vs. Renaissance, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS vs. Renaissance, 7 p.m.

GATEWAY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ JV HOOPS vs. St. Mary, 5 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS vs. St. Mary, 6:30 p.m.

SKIING – PVIAC Race, 5 p.m. BOYS’ JV HOOPS at McCann Tech, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS at McCann Tech, 7 p.m.

GIRLS’ JV HOOPS at Commerce, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ V HOOPS at Commerce, 7 p.m.

WRESTLING at The Mounty, All Day


GIRLS’ JV HOOPS vs. Putnam, 4 p.m.

BOYS’ JV HOOPS at Pioneer Valley Christian School, First Baptist Church Community, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS at Pioneer Valley Christian School, First Baptist Church Community, 7 p.m.

SAINT MARY HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ V HOOPS vs. Franklin Tech, Westfield Middle School North, 5:30 p.m.

GIRLS’ V HOOPS vs. Dean Tech, Westfield Middle School North, 5:30 p.m.

BOYS’ V HOCKEY vs. Easthampton, Amelia Park Ice Arena, 10 a.m. BOYS’ JV HOOPS at Gateway, 5 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS at Gateway, 6:30 p.m.

BOYS’ V HOCKEY at Chicopee Comp, Fitzpatrick Arena, 3:30 p.m.


Ice Hockey DAY Thursday Saturday Thursday Saturday

DATE OPPONENT Jan. 23 at Fitchburg State Jan. 25 at UMass Dartmouth Jan. 30 WORCESTER STATE Feb. 1 PLYMOUTH STATE

Thursday Saturday Saturday

Feb. 6 Feb. 8 Feb. 15

TIME 7:00 4:30 7:35 5:35

at Framingham State at Salem State FITCBHURG STATE

Thursday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday

Feb. 20 Feb. 22 Feb. 25 March 1 March 4 March 8

UMASS DARTMOUTH at Worcester State PLYMOUTH STATE MASCAC Quarterfinals MASCAS Semifinals MASCAC Championship

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NFL PLAYOFF GLANCE Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 4 Indianapolis 45, Kansas City 44 New Orleans 26, Philadelphia 24 Sunday, Jan. 5 San Diego 27, Cincinnati 10 San Francisco 23, Green Bay 20 Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 11 Seattle 23, New Orleans 15 New England 43, Indianpolis 22

Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 19 Denver 26, New England 16 Seattle 23, San Francisco 17

Pro Bowl

Sunday, Jan. 26 At Honolulu TBD, 7:30 p.m. (NBC)

Super Bowl

Sunday, Feb. 2 At East Rutherford, N.J. Denver vs. Seattle, 6:30 p.m. (FOX)

Sunday, Jan. 12 San Francisco 23, Carolina 10 Denver 24, San Diego 17

Women’s Swimming & Diving DAY


Jan. 25 Saturday Saturday Feb. 1 Feb. 14 Friday Saturday Feb. 15 Feb. 16 Sunday


at University of Saint Joseph (CT) WESTERN CONNECTICUT New England Championships New England Championships New England Championships University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

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in the next

American Profile

Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track and Field DAY DATE OPPONENT Jan. 25 Springfield College Invitational Saturday Feb. 1 Dartmouth College Invitational Saturday Feb. 8 MIT/Boston University Invitationals Saturday Saturday Feb. 15 MASCAC/Alliance Championships Feb. 21-22 New England Division III Finals Fri.-Sat.

Fri.-Sat Fri.-Sat Fri.-Sat.

Feb. 28 March 1 March 7-8 March 14-15

Place Springfield Hanover, N.H. Boston Southern Maine MIT (M); Springfield (W)

All New England Championships

Boston University

ECAC Division III Championships NCAA Division III Championships

Reggie Lewis Center @Devaney Center

Lincoln, NE

Women’s Basketball DAY




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Feb. 27

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Fido Football Playful pooches take to the turf for Puppy Bowl, Animal Planet’s cute and cuddly TV counterpart to Super Bowl Sunday’s other gridiron game.



Junior forward Grant Cooper poured in a career-high 36 points vs. Salem. (File photo by David Fried)

Owls fall in overtime SALEM – Jon Perez (Weymouth, MA) scored a team-high 20 points as Salem State University outlasted Westfield, 80-75, in overtime Saturday afternoon, Jan. 18. at the Twohig Gymnasium. The Vikings remain undefeated in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference at 3-0, and improve to 10-5 on the season. The Owls fall to 1-2 in conference play and 8-7 overall. Bryan Ortiz (Salem, MA) knocked down a long jumper that gave the Vikings’ momentum on offense and resulted in a quick 9-4 lead, forcing Westfield to call a timeout in the first few minutes. Andrew White (Medford, MA) scored seven points along with four rebounds in the first half to match Westfield forward Grant Cooper’s (Northampton, MA) 13 points and seven rebounds. The Owls went on a 9-2 run midway through the half that gave Westfield State a 22-16 lead. Both teams played solid defense, scoring a combined 15 points in the final 11 minutes. The Owls entered the second half with a 28-24 lead over the Vikings. The Owls started strong in the second half. A Cooper free throw gave Westfield State its largest lead of the game (11 points) with 12:32 left to play. Nicholas Grassa (Lynn, MA) started a 13-5 run which brought the Vikings to within three. Perez knocked down a clutch three-pointer in the corner after a broken down play to tie the game at 53. Salem State took its first lead of the game since the 15:00 mark in the first half after White hit a mid-range jumper. Cooper put the Owls up by one with 2:42 after hitting a threepointer from the top of the key. Perez struck

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again the next possession, knocking down another big three to give the Vikings a 60-58 lead with 2:28 remaining. Chris Parenteau (Lancaster, MA) put Salem State ahead 62-58 with just under two minutes left on a put back of a White layup. After driving the length of the court, Cooper found himself at the foul line and cut the deficit to just two with 44 seconds left. With no timeouts left, Westfield State fouled Grassa to stop the clock. With a chance to give the Vikings a two possession lead, Grassa made one of two free throws to give Salem a 63-60 lead. The Owls had one last chance as they rushed up the court with 28 seconds left when Owl guard Dan Johnson (Belchertown, MA) hit the game tying three-pointer with four seconds left to force overtime. In overtime, Perez scored eight points in 45 seconds to give Salem State a 71-65 lead with 2:36 left to play. Westfield State cut the deficit to three after a Robby Jones (Chicopee, MA) trey, but the Vikings held off the Owls in overtime to secure the victory. White added 17 points and nine rebounds, and Grassa (12 points) and Ortiz (11 points) also finished in double figures for the Vikings. The Owls’ Cooper racked up game highs of 36 points, 14 rebounds, and five assists. Jones added 14 and Jesus Sanchez (Springfield, MA) tallied 13 points and nine rebounds for the Owls. Salem State will resume action when it travels to Framingham State University to take on the Rams on Jan. 21. The Owls host f Worcester State University on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 7:30pm.

Salem sails past WSU SALEM – Rachael Carter driving to the basket scoring 20 (Merrimack, NH) scored 25 points points in the paint opposed to on 9-14 shooting as the Vikings of Westfield State’s six. Salem State Salem State University sailed past exited the half with a 39-28 over the Westfield State University, 78-62, Owls. Saturday afternoon, Jan. 18, at the The Vikings opened the second Twohig Gymnasium. half on a 15-2 run sparked by a long The Vikings earned their first vic3-pointer from senior captain Lara tory in Massachusetts State Bruni (Gloucester, MA). Westfield Collegiate Athletic Conference State retaliated with a quick 10-2 (MASCAC) play (1-2) and improved Freshman guard run that cut the deficit to nine with to 6-9 overall. This loss gives the Jill Valley had 13:15 remaining. Owls their first defeat in MASCAC nine points and Salem State shot 81.3% (13-16) competition (2-1) as they slide to 9-7 six rebounds vs. from the free throw line that would Salem. overall. be its source of scoring for the Salem State relied on its inside remainder of the game. The Vikings game early in the first half to take an also continued to look inside to 18-7 lead. The Vikings shot 50% from the Bruni, Ginny Fleming (Peabody, MA), and field getting good looks from Carter, Rachel Melissa Saad (Worcester, MA) who combined Ledbetter (Dracut, MA), and Ashley White (Salem, MA). Carter maintained the high for 20 points in the second half. Carter gave pace offensively throughout the half, scoring the Vikings their largest lead (19) of the night 18 points on a near perfect 8-9 field goal after knocking down a pair of free throws with 1:37 left that secured a 78-62 victory. attempts. White finished the game with 15 points and Keri Doldoorian (Whitinsville, MA) kept the Owls close accounting for one-third of four assists along with 12 points and six Westfield State’s total offense in the half, rebounds from Bruni. The Vikings limited scoring 11 points on 4-11 shooting. Carter led Doldoorian to just two points in the second a 10-2 run that gave the Vikings a 14-point half as she finished with 13 points. lead, their largest lead of the half, with just The Owls resume action on Tuesday, Jan. under five minutes remaining. The key to the 21, 5:30 p.m. when they host Worcester State Vikings’ success was their aggressiveness University.

Palmer shatters shot put; Owls 2nd NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Westfield State University women’s indoor track and field team placed second in the Coast Guard Winter Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 18. Coast Guard placed first in the five-team invitational with 162.3 points followed by Westfield (129.6), Trinity (103), Rhode Island College (74) and Eastern Connecticut (53). The Owls finished first in four individual events led by Naloti Palma’s record-setting performance in the shot put. The sophomore standout shattered her own school record in the indoor shot put with a heave of 44-8 ¼. Her previous best indoor mark was 44-7 ¾. Palma also placed third in the weight throw

with an identical distance of 44-8 ¼. Senior All-American Targie Gervais returned to the track in fine form and she finished first in the 55 meter dash with a 7.55 clocking. She also placed second in the 200 meter dash (27.84). Also finishing first were Meg McNamara in the 55 hurdles (9.04) and Ashley Monahan in the 800 (2:31.59). Amy Auclair placed second in the pole vault by clearing 10-10. Finishing third were Kat Palso (55 dash), Cassidy Noonan (600), Molly Miller (55 hurdles), and McNamara (high jump). Palso also placed fourth in the long and triple jumps.

2013-14 High School Winter Standings GIRLS’ HOOPS Westfield 4-4* Southwick 7-2 Gateway 4-4 St. Mary 0-7

BOYS’ SWIMMING Westfield 8-0

BOYS’ HOOPS Gateway 8-1 Westfield 3-4* Southwick 1-8 St. Mary 1-8 Westfield Voc-Tech 2-1*

BOYS’ INDOOR TRACK Westfield 0-0*

HOCKEY Westfield 2-2-2* St. Mary 2-1*

GIRLS’ SWIMMING Westfield 7-0-1

GIRLS’ INDOOR TRACK Westfield 4-1* WRESTLING Westfield 1-1 Southwick-Tolland 0-0* Gateway 0-0*

*No Report

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf d-Indiana 32 7 .821 — 8-2 W-4 21-1 11-6 22-5 d-Miami 29 11 .725 3½ 6-4 W-2 16-3 13-8 19-9 d-Toronto 20 19 .513 12 6-4 L-1 10-9 10-10 14-11 Atlanta 20 19 .513 12 4-6 L-2 14-6 6-13 13-11 Washington 19 20 .487 13 5-5 L-1 9-10 10-10 16-11 13 7-3 W-1 12-8 7-12 16-12 Chicago 19 20 .487 Detroit 17 23 .425 15½ 3-7 W-1 7-13 10-10 15-11 Brooklyn 16 22 .421 15½ 7-3 W-1 10-9 6-13 10-14 Charlotte 17 25 .405 16½ 3-7 L-1 9-12 8-13 14-14 Cleveland 15 25 .375 17½ 5-5 W-1 10-8 5-17 9-18 New York 15 25 .375 17½ 6-4 L-3 7-13 8-12 12-14 Boston 14 28 .333 19½ 1-9 L-2 9-12 5-16 11-13 Philadelphia 13 27 .325 19½ 4-6 L-2 8-12 5-15 8-16 Orlando 11 30 .268 22 1-9 W-1 8-13 3-17 9-15 Milwaukee 7 33 .175 25½ 1-9 L-9 3-15 4-18 6-20 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf d-San Antonio 32 9 .780 — 8-2 W-1 17-6 15-3 20-7 d-Portland 31 9 .775 ½ 7-3 W-5 16-4 15-5 16-7 Oklahoma City 31 10 .756 1 6-4 W-3 18-3 13-7 20-8 d-L.A. Clippers 28 14 .667 4½ 7-3 L-1 18-3 10-11 18-7 Houston 27 15 .643 5½ 6-4 W-1 16-6 11-9 14-12 Golden State 26 16 .619 6½ 7-3 W-1 12-5 14-11 16-14 Phoenix 23 17 .575 8½ 4-6 W-1 14-6 9-11 18-12 Dallas 24 18 .571 8½ 5-5 L-1 14-7 10-11 14-14 Memphis 20 19 .513 11 7-3 W-5 11-12 9-7 12-15 Denver 20 20 .500 11½ 6-4 L-2 11-9 9-11 11-15 Minnesota 19 21 .475 12½ 4-6 W-1 12-8 7-13 8-15 L.A. Lakers 16 25 .390 16 3-7 W-2 8-11 8-14 9-18 New Orleans 15 24 .385 16 1-9 L-8 9-10 6-14 7-19 17 5-5 L-2 9-13 5-12 9-17 Sacramento 14 25 .359 Utah 14 28 .333 18½ 5-5 L-1 8-11 6-17 8-20

d-division leader Saturday’s Games Indiana 106, L.A. Clippers 92 Detroit 104, Washington 98 Miami 104, Charlotte 96, OT Chicago 103, Philadelphia 78 Minnesota 98, Utah 72 Houston 114, Milwaukee 104 Golden State 97, New Orleans 87 Portland 127, Dallas 111 Sunday’s Games L.A. Lakers 112, Toronto 106 Orlando 93, Boston 91 Oklahoma City 108, Sacramento 93 San Antonio 110, Milwaukee 82 Phoenix 117, Denver 103

Monday’s Games Dallas at Cleveland, 1 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Detroit, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 2 p.m. Toronto at Charlotte, 2 p.m. Brooklyn at New York, 2:30 p.m. New Orleans at Memphis, 5 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Chicago, 8 p.m. Portland at Houston, 8 p.m. Indiana at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Orlando at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Sacramento at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Utah, 9 p.m.

GP Pittsburgh 48 Boston 48 Tampa Bay 50 N.Y. Rangers 51 Montreal 49 Philadelphia 49 Toronto 50 Columbus 48 Detroit 48 Washington 49 Ottawa 49 New Jersey 50 Carolina 48 N.Y. Islanders 50 Florida 48 Buffalo 47

W 34 30 29 27 27 25 25 24 21 22 21 20 20 19 18 13

L 12 15 16 21 17 19 20 20 17 19 19 19 19 24 23 27

EASTERN CONFERENCE OT Pts GF GA 2 70 156 115 3 63 138 107 5 63 146 123 3 57 128 128 5 59 126 120 5 55 134 140 5 55 141 152 4 52 138 135 10 52 121 130 8 52 142 150 9 51 139 155 11 51 115 123 9 49 117 137 7 45 138 163 7 43 111 147 7 33 86 133

Home Away 20-3-0 14-9-2 18-5-2 12-10-1 14-6-3 15-10-2 12-11-3 15-10-0 14-8-3 13-9-2 13-8-1 12-11-4 17-10-1 8-10-4 12-9-2 12-11-2 7-10-7 14-7-3 14-8-4 8-11-4 11-11-5 10-8-4 10-6-6 10-13-5 11-10-5 9-9-4 7-9-7 12-15-0 10-10-4 8-13-3 9-13-4 4-14-3

GP Anaheim 51 Chicago 51 St. Louis 47 San Jose 49 Colorado 48 Los Angeles 49 Vancouver 50 Minnesota 51 Phoenix 48 Dallas 48 Nashville 50 Winnipeg 50 Calgary 49 Edmonton 51

W 37 32 32 31 31 29 25 27 23 21 21 22 16 15

L 9 8 10 12 12 14 16 19 16 19 22 23 26 30

WESTERN CONFERENCE OT Pts GF GA 5 79 175 126 11 75 184 139 5 69 166 107 6 68 158 121 5 67 142 122 6 64 126 100 9 59 127 127 5 59 125 125 9 55 139 145 8 50 136 148 7 49 121 151 5 49 141 150 7 39 109 156 6 36 131 181

Home Away Div 20-0-2 17-9-3 13-1-2 18-3-7 14-5-4 9-6-3 18-5-2 14-5-3 13-0-1 16-2-3 15-10-3 12-3-2 17-6-3 14-6-2 12-5-2 16-6-3 13-8-3 10-3-1 13-6-5 12-10-4 7-8-4 18-7-2 9-12-3 10-7-1 14-7-3 9-9-6 9-6-4 10-8-5 11-11-3 5-7-5 12-11-4 9-11-3 6-9-0 12-10-4 10-13-1 5-11-3 7-14-3 9-12-4 4-8-3 8-12-2 7-18-4 2-9-3

Saturday’s Games Columbus 4, Buffalo 3, SO Detroit 3, Los Angeles 2, SO Vancouver 3, Calgary 2, SO N.Y. Rangers 4, Ottawa 1 San Jose 5, Tampa Bay 4 Winnipeg 3, Edmonton 2, OT Toronto 5, Montreal 3 Philadelphia 6, N.Y. Islanders 4 Carolina 3, Florida 2 Anaheim 3, St. Louis 2 Colorado 5, Nashville 4 Phoenix 3, New Jersey 2 Minnesota 3, Dallas 2, OT Sunday’s Games Chicago 3, Boston 2, SO Tampa Bay 5, Carolina 3 N.Y. Rangers 4, Washington 1

Monday’s Games Philadelphia at N.Y. Islanders, 1 p.m. Los Angeles at Boston, 3 p.m. Florida at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Nashville, 8 p.m. Toronto at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Calgary at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Florida at Buffalo, 7 p.m. St. Louis at New Jersey, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Carolina at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Washington, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Columbus, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 8 p.m. Toronto at Colorado, 9 p.m. Vancouver at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

Div 16-5-0 11-7-0 10-3-1 7-8-3 7-5-2 9-6-2 9-5-2 11-7-1 7-5-4 9-8-2 10-4-4 9-6-3 9-7-1 3-11-3 7-9-1 5-10-4

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Annie’s Mailbox By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar

Grieving daughter Dear Annie: My 39-year-old son-in-law died two years ago, quite suddenly and unexpectedly. My daughter is still grieving, which I fully understand, but her grief has turned her into an angry and jealous person. My husband and I are the only family she has. When she married, she moved close to her husband’s friends, but after he died, they did not keep in touch. She went for counseling right afterward, but said the counselor could not help her because he couldn’t give her what she wanted. She refuses to see a doctor for anti-anxiety medication or an antidepressant. I want to be helpful and supportive, but her difficult personality is now putting a strain on our health, not to mention our marriage. We call her a few times a day and are always here if she needs to talk, but she is so angry and hateful that every conversation becomes stressful. How much support must we offer? I would like to entertain people again and perhaps travel, but we would feel guilty leaving her on her own. -- No Name, No State, Please Dear No Name: You may think you are helping your daughter, but you are actually enabling her to be emotionally dependent on you, allowing her to avoid dealing with her own issues. You need to scale back. Encourage her to seek counseling again or to attend a grief support group through a local hospital or hospice. Then plan your vacations and your entertainment. You can still stay in touch as often as you wish. She may object to your having a life while she doesn’t, but that is her choice. Dear Annie: I am in my 80s and live a great distance from my grandchildren. I always send them cards (with money) for birthdays and Christmas, but seldom, if ever, do I get a thank you, whether written or oral. That’s bad enough. But when it is my birthday, I get a card from my children with the names of my grandchildren included. These grandkids are in their late 20s and do not live with their parents. At what point do they start taking responsibility for sending their own cards? I would love to get a card directly from my grandchildren, signed by them in their own handwriting, making it more personal. How do I arrange this? -- Neglected Grandma Dear Grandma: This is actually something your children should have taught their own kids, but instead, they are covering for them so you don’t feel you’ve been forgotten. We don’t believe your grandchildren are deliberately ignoring these occasions. We think they are oblivious to how much it means to you. If you have a good relationship with your grandchildren, tell them that you’d appreciate a card for your birthday directly from them. Ask whether they have your address. If you have email, suggest they send you an e-card. When your birthday is due, remind them in a lighthearted, humorous way. We hope they come through. Dear Annie: This is in response to “Concerned Water Conservator,” who is amazed at the amount of water people waste. Since my town decided to charge for every drop that residents use, I place an empty pan to catch gray water in my kitchen and bathroom sinks, and I use a bucket in the shower to catch the cold water as it’s warming up. I then use the water for my vegetable garden and cleaning the house. Both my son and I turn off the shower while soaping down, then turn it on when we’re ready to rinse. I was amazed at how much water I wasted. -- Nebraska Dear Nebraska: Thanks for the great suggestions. Annie’s Snippet (credit Martin Luther King Jr.): Procrastination is still the thief of time. Over the bleached bones and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words: “Too Late.”

HINTS FROM HELOISE CODES FOR REWARDS Dear Heloise: Here is a hint for all the readers out there who have small children in diapers. Most brand-name diaper and wipe packages come with a code that you can redeem for points on the company website. Save up enough points and you can get rewards like toys, magazine subscriptions, etc. It is a great way to get a little extra from something you are going to buy anyway. -- A Mom in Texas DIRTY SOLES Dear Heloise: After being away and walking in dirty places, like airline bathrooms, etc., I like to wipe the bottom of my shoes with disinfectant wipes (not the bleach ones) before walking around on my home carpet. It assures me that I am not tracking in oodles of filth and germs. -- Ursula in Lincoln Hills, Calif. FEEDING PREDICAMENT Dear Heloise: My roommate and I have a double-sided place mat that we use under our dog’s water and food bowl. When the dog has been fed for the day, we switch the mat over to the redcolored side, and we both know that the dog has been fed. -- A Dog Lover, via email



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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Jan. 20, 2014: This year you emphasize the importance of seeing the big picture. Sometimes, if you are not careful or overthink, you will lose your strong will to act. Watch out for this trait. If you are single, you are unusually attractive. You will have many dating possibilities, but you might attract emotionally unavailable individuals. Be careful. If you are attached, the two of you can work through nearly anything because of your commitment to each other. Be aware of your differences, and respect them. VIRGO sometimes annoys you with his or her penchant for detail. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult


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ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHH Listen to what is being shared while you go through your day. You will note that seriousness seems to mark your interactions. A discussion is a must in order for you to understand where others are coming from. Tonight: Be where you can relax. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH Your creativity will help provide a solution; it might not be considered perfect by all parties, but it will work. A partner could try to resist your attempts to bring him or her out of his or her shell. Your caring will be evident, but it still might not work. Tonight: Ask questions. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHH Work from home, or handle a domestic matter before you go to work. A partner will come through for you in a big way. Let this person know how much you appreciate his or her efforts. You can balance different concerns with ease. Tonight: Do something special, but be at home. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Ask more questions, and expect to receive clear responses. Everyone needs to be on the same page in order to be most effective. Your depth and interest in handling a personal matter efficiently and with sensitivity will impress a loved one. Tonight: Just be yourself. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Be aware of the cost of handling a matter as you are. Play it easy and relaxed in the company of a loved one who can give you feedback that you will accept. A personal or domestic matter lingers in your mind. Tonight: Straighten out the problem if possible. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHHH Keep conversations moving, especially if they turn the focus to others. You might notice that someone seems closed down. Trust that this person has a good reason, and refuse to personalize the matter. That attitude will mean the world to him or her. Tonight: As you like it. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHH Listen to news and consider what is really being said. Much is going on behind the scenes that you might not understand. Be aware of your options before you launch into action. Someone might not care how a certain idea will affect you. Tonight: Do some hard thinking. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH You could be making an error if you choose not to absorb what is said in a meeting with others. Approach a situation with care, yet also be aware of your limits. Be more open, and express your gentle side. Someone can’t help but respond. Tonight: Find your friends. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHH You like to perform and achieve the highest level of excellence possible. At the moment, you might feel challenged, but you have the assets to make an impression and to excel. Holding back a certain feeling will take a toll on you. Tonight: Out till the wee hours. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH Make a point of seeing the whole picture, and refuse to sell yourself short. Your way of dealing with a problem could change once you do. With that alteration will come a different outcome that might be more beneficial to everyone involved. Tonight: Hop on the Internet. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Don’t allow someone else to do your dirty work. Reach out and communicate with others directly. Follow this suggestion, and keep all interpersonal matters on a one-on-one level. The results will please you, and others will be more open as well. Tonight: Togetherness works. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH You have a strong mind, but a partner will need to think a situation through and come up with his or her own conclusion. Develop the ability to



let go, and give others the space to get to where you are. Be patient. Tonight: Out and about. BORN TODAY Film director Federico Fellini (1920), astronaut Buzz Aldrin (1930), film director David Lynch (1946)

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Calligraphy Course WESTFIELD - Westfield Creative Arts, in partnership with Westfield State University, presents its newest class, Calligraphy taught by Kathy Morrissey-Morini. Art of Calligraphy is an eight-week course that explores all levels of calligraphy. The class will be held on Thursdays from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. January 23 and 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, and March 6. The class will cover instruction of upper and lowercase letterforms and numbers using broad edge markers, various pen nibs, ink, gouache and glair, as well as layout and design of individual and/or group projects. The cost of the course is $140 for non-members plus supplies. Contact instructor for supply list and fee. Calligraphy is for beginners as well as those with some experience with calligraphy. Morrissey-Morini is a professional calligrapher who has taught calligraphy to adults and children for over 25 years. She has studied extensively with internationally recognized masters and earned a BFA in Art at UMass Amherst. Currently, she is a part-time Elementary Art Specialist with the Pittsfield Public Schools. A full schedule of class dates and times can be found at www.westfieldcreativearts. com . Regular gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., Thursday, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., and Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. For more information on Westfield Creative Arts, call (413) 277-5829.

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Yoga Class BLANDFORD - The Blandford COA and the Blandford Library are partnering to offer the community a yoga class for all levels. Yoga brings healthy benefits to people of all ages and everyone in the community is invited to participate. The class will be offered every other Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. and will be held in the Blandford Town Hall. Our next meeting will be on January 30. The Westfield Yoga Center will be providing a certified instructor who will design the class for mixed levels of ability. The class is suitable for beginners. Please bring a pillow and blanket or yoga mat. The fee for the class is $10. Contact Mary Brainerd at 413-848-2332 to register for the class or for additional information. You are not required to pre-register. We look forward to seeing you there.

GED Prep Classes WESTFIELD The Westfield Community Education will keep registration open through January 30 for anyone interested in achieving their High School Equivalency Test. Residents of Greater Westfield area are welcome to register. To register please call 568-1044. Classes start February 3 for the Spring Semester at the Westfield Athenaeum from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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RUSSELL - A new yoga series is beginning January 27 at 6 p.m. at the Russell Senior Center. The series will have eight meetings, all on Mondays at 6 p.m. The cost is $50 for the whole eight-session series or $10 for a drop-in day. Make checks payable to: Russell COA Yoga. For more information, contact Dennis Moran (413) 862-4769. Combat the winter blues with yoga!

WESTERN MASS - For the past few years, Hilltown Families has organized a community-wide Handmade Valentine Swap, a free event open to all families in Western MA. Last year 1,300 handmade Valentines were swapped, and we’re looking forward to having more families join in the fun again this year! A community handmade Valentine swap gives families an opportunity to be creative together while connecting with other families in Western Massachusetts Through the swap, participants mail out handmade Valentines to 10 assigned addresses, and in return each participant receives handmade Valentines from 10 other participants. The swap is intergenerational and cards can be handmade by any combination of child and adult, so if kids aren’t completely up to the task or if an adult would like to make their own design, there’s flexibility. Deadline to sign up is Friday, January 31. That Sunday, February 2, participants will be emailed their assigned names and addresses of families to mail their handmade Valentines to. Everyone is kindly requested to mail their Valentines off by February 7. Signing up to participate in the swap is free and open to all families in Western Massachusetts. To sign up visit www. and for more information, visit www.

Teen Writing Group SOUTHWICK - Are you a writer in 7th – 12th grade? Would you like to improve your writing skills? Would you like to share your writing with other young writers? If this sounds like you, then we would like to invite you to showcase your writing skills by becoming a member of the new Teen Writers’ Group at the Southwick Public Library. The group will meet for the first time on Wednesday, January 29 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. (7th and 8th graders may join us at 3 p.m.). If you have something that you are working on, please bring it if you’d like to share an excerpt with the group. It is not necessary to have a piece to share in order to join. The goals of the group are to exercise your imagination, hone your writing skills, share your writing with others if you wish and to have fun with other teens that are interested in developing their authorship talents. You do not or email hilltownfamilies@

Valentine’s Day Party RUSSELL - The Russell COA will hold a February Birthday and Valentine’s Day Party on Monday February 10 at noon. Pizza, cake and ice cream will be served. There will be a Valentine-making contest and Bingo afterwards. Please respond by Monday, February 3. Please bring donations of non-perishable food for the Food Bank in lieu of payment for the party.

Boating Safety Course WESTFIELD - Westfield State University’s Division of Graduate and Continuing Education will be offering Boating Safety on Tuesday nights from February 4 to April 8 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Taught by qualified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructor, Bob Madison, this course includes information on boat construction, life jackets, trailer handling, boat handling, the waterway marking system, reading buoys, day markers, lights, rules you must follow, inland boating, introduction to navigation, charts, chart tools, boat motors, lines and knots, basic weather, and boat radios. This course is suitable for beginners as well as serious boaters and satisfies all state requirements for licensing. A certificate will be issued after passing the final exam. This course is designed for adults, as well as for children as young as 7th grade. The required book ($35) will be available from the instructor on the first night of class. The cost of this course is $25 for community members. Registration will be accepted until the first night of class. For information and to register, contact Brandon Fredette at (413) 572-8033 or or visit edu/neighbors/communityeducation.

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Remodeling Specialty • Finish Trim • Window Replacements

New England Coins & Collectibles Specializing in Buying & Selling Older U.S. Coins • Chimney Cleaning • Inspections Buying Full Collections • Stainless Steel OPEN to a Single Coin Liners

MondayFriday 8:30-4:30

• Water Proofing • Rain Caps

7 Day Avenue, Westfield, MAHearth 01085Products • Other Quality Phone: 413-568-5050 Cell: 860-841-1177 Visit us on the web at David N. Fisk

A+ Rating Robert LeBlanc Westfield 562-8800 Master Sweep Springfield 739-9400 150 Pleasant Street • Easthampton, MA


PLUMBING & HEATING Sewer &Auto Drain Cleaning Clifton Repair 413-782-7322 Lic. #26177 • AGAWAM, MA


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0230 Craft Instruction FUSED GLASS WORKSHOPS at 7 Hills Glass Studio, 46 Main Road, Montgomery. Workshops meet Thursdays through Saturdays. Call (413)454-4450.

0340 Apartment

0340 Apartment

WESTFIELD - 5 room apartment, first floor, newly renovated. Carpeting, ceramic tile floors. Large back yard, garage. Call (413)736-2120 leave slow message.

WESTFIELD 2 bedroom, 1 bath condo. $875/month includes heat and hot water. No smoking, no pets. First, last, security. (413)519-8271.

WESTFIELD 1 bedroom apartments, large closets, free heat 100% HARDWOOD, GREEN, and hot water included, laundry, $140. 3 year season. $150. 1/2 p a r k i n g . P o s s i b l e p e t . & 1/4 cords also available. Out- $785/month. (413)562-2266. door furnace wood also available, cheap. CALL FOR DAILY SPECIALS!! Wholesale Wood WESTFIELD 1 BEDROOM, kitProducts, (304)851-7666. chen and bath, 2nd floor. No pets. $650/month includes utilities. First, last, security. (413)250-4811.

WESTFIELD reconditioned, 2 bedroom condo. $795/month heat included. For sale or rent. Call (603)726-4595.

0265 Firewood

0265 Firewood

A SEASONED LOG TRUCK LOAD of hardwood; (when processed at least 7 cords), for only $650-$700 (depends on delivery distance). Call Chris @ (413)454-5782.

AFFORDABLE FIREWOOD. Seasoned and green. Cut, split, delivered. Any length. Now ready for immediate delivery. Senior and bulk discount. Call (413)848-2059, (413)530-4820. END OF YEAR FIREWOOD SALE. Seasoned or green. Cut, split and delivered. Call for pricing after 7p.m. or before 11a.m. (413)627-9110.

SEASONED FIREWOOD 100% hardwood. Stacking available. Cut, split, delivered. (128cu.ft.) Volume discounts. Call for pricing. Hollister's Firewood (860)653-4950.

SILO DRIED FIREWOOD. (128cu.ft.) guaranteed. For prices call Keith Larson (413)537-4146.

0285 Wanted To Buy PAYING CASH FOR COINS, stamps, medals, tokens, paper money, diamonds and jewelry, gold and silver scrap. Broadway Coin & Stamp, 144 Broadway, Chicopee Falls, MA. (413)5949550.

0340 Apartment 1 BEDROOM, recently remodeled efficiency apartment. Quiet neighborhood, off street parking, appliances included, washer/dryer hookups. $600/month no utilities. First, last, security. Non smoker, no pets. (413)374-8803.

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. BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED 2 bedroom, first floor apartment, downtown Westfield. Floors and kitchen new. Pellet stove. Fresh paint throughout. $875/month. (413)562-2110. WESTBRIDGE TOWNHOUSES, 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, full basement. $800/month plus utilities. (413)562-2295.

WESTFIELD Beautiful 2 bedroom townhouse, clean, quiet, 1-1/2 bath, carpeting, appliances, hot water included. Very reasonable heat cost. Sorry no pets. From $795/month. Call for more information (860)485-1216 Equal Housing Opportunity.

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WESTFIELD large 1 bedroom, off Mill Street. First floor, recently updated. $650/month plus utilities. First, last, security required. Available mid January. (860)335-8377.


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0345 Rooms

WESTFIELD Large 3 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath on first floor. Lovely neighborhood off Western Ave. Hardwood and tile floors throughout. Newly renovated. Garage. Washer/dryer hookup in basement. $930/month. Dianna (413)530-7136.

0410 Mobile Homes

ROOM TO RENT in a quiet neighborhood. Kitchen and laundry privilege. Heat, A/C, utilities. Available now to non-smoker. $600/month, Westfield. (413)355-2338 or (413)5627341.

CHICOPEE Behind Banknorth. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths 14'X67', fireplace, pellet stove, central air, kitchen island, appliances. $52,500. Call DASAP (413)5939961.

0440 Services

0375 Business Property

0345 Rooms

MONTGOMERY 5 miles from Westfield. Spacious office inHUNTINGTON 1 room with c l u d e s u t i l i t i e s a n d W i F i . heat, hot water, cable TV, air $350/month. Call (413)977conditioning included. Refriger- 6277. ator and microwave. $110/week. (413)531-2197.

A1 ODD JOBS/HANDYMAN. Debris removal, landscaping, garage/attic cleansouts, interior and exterior painting, power washing, basic carpentry and plumbing. All types of repair work and more. (413)562-7462.

0400 Land

LARGE FURNISHED ROOM. Parking, bus route, walking disWESTFIELD 1&2 bedroom tance to all amenities. apartments, rent includes heat WESTFIELD, 2nd floor, 2 bed- $120/weekly. Responsible maand hot water. Excellent size room, kitchen, living room, bath, t u r e m a l e p r e f e r r e d . N o n and location. No dogs. Call e n c l o s e d p o r c h . N o p e t s . s m o k e r . ( 4 1 3 ) 3 4 8 - 5 0 7 0 . $825/month plus utilities. First, weekdays (413)786-9884. last, security. (413)250-4811.

BEAUTIFUL, SECLUDED mountaintop lot in Montgomery, MA. Panoramic views. Fully cleared, destumped and graded. Ready to build. Minutes to Westfield. 5.69 acres. Asking $160,000. Call (413)562-5736.

HENTNICK CHIMNEY SWEEPS. Chimney repairs and rebuilds. Stainless steel caps and liner systems. Inspections, masonry work and gutter cleaning. Free estimates. Insured. Quality work from a business you can trust. (413)848-0100, (800)793-3706.

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CARPET, LINOLEUM, CERAMIC TILE, HARDWOOD FLOORS. Sales, Service. Installation & Repairs. Customer guaranteed quality, clean, efficient, workmanship. Call Rich (413)530-7922.

JIM FERRIS ELECTRIC. Senior discount. No job too small! Insured, free estimates. 40 years experience. Lic. #16303. Call (413)330-3682.

Home Improvement

DAVE DAVIDSON BATHROOM & KITCHEN REMODELING. “GET IT RIGHT THIS TIME” Complete Bath Renovations. Mass. License #072233, Mass. Registration #144831. CT. HIC. #0609568. Now serving CT. Insured. MASTER ELECTRICIAN 40 years ex- Quality Work on Time on Budget WAGNER RUG & FLOORING, LLC. 95 perience. Insured, reasonable prices. Since 1984. (413)569-9973. MAINLINE DRIVE, WESTFIELD. No job too small. Call Tom Daly, (413)568-0520. One stop shopping for all your floors. Over 40 years in business.

Chimney Sweeps HENTNICK CHIMNEY SWEEPS. Chimney repairs and rebuilds. Stainless steel caps and liner systems. Inspections, masonry work and gutter cleaning. Free estimates. Insured. Quality work from a business you can trust. (413)848-0100, 1-800-793-3706.

Computers COMPUTER HELP AVAILABLE. In home training. Network setup, data recovery and much more. For more information call John (413)568-5928.

Drywall T-BEST DRYWALL. Complete professional drywall at amateur prices. Our ceilings are tops! Call Mike 413-8218971. Free estimates. KINGER PAINT & DRYWALL. Interior, exterior, ceiling repair, drywall damage, cabinet refinishing, specializing in textured ceilings. Fully insured. Call (413)579-4396.

Electrician POEHLMAN ELECTRIC. All types of wiring. Free estimates, insured. SPECIALIZING IN PORTABLE AND WHOLE HOUSE KOHLER GENERATORS, SERVICE UPGRADES, SMALL JOBS, POOLS. Gutter deicing cables installed. I answer all calls! Prompt service, best prices. Lic. #A-16886. (413)562-5816. TURCOTTE ELECTRIC. 30+ years experience. Electrical installations, emergency service work. Generac portable or whole house generator installations. HVAC controls and energy saving green technology upgrades. Fully insured. All calls answered. Master’s Lic #A-18022. (413)214-4149.

(413)543-3100. Lic# A7625.

Flooring/Floor Sanding A RON JOHNSON’S FLOOR SANDING. Installation, repairs, 3 coats polyurethane. Free estimates. (413) 569-3066.

DELREO HOME IMPROVEMENT for all your exterior home improvement needs. Roofing, siding, windows, decks and gutters. Call for free quote. Extensive references, fully licensed & insured in MA. & CT. Call Gary Delcamp (413)569-3733.

House Painting

Plumbing & Heating

ALWAYS CALL FIRST!!! M&M SERVICES-20 Years serving the Westfield area. Painting, staining, house washing, interior/exterior. Wall coverings. Commercial/residential. Free estimates. Insured. References. Mass Reg. #121723. Call (413)568-9731. No job too small !!

NICK GARDNER PLUMBING, WELDING & MECHANICAL SERVICES. Professional, reliable service. MA Lic. #PL31893-J. Certified Welding. Insured. Call (413)531-2768

At SANTA FE PAINTING CO. We're your color specialists! Fall season is in full swing. Get all your exterior painting needs done now. Including painting and staining log homes. Call (413)230-8141

ONE STOP SHOPPING for all your ROOFING needs! POWER WASHING/CLEANING revitalizing your roof, removing ugly black stains, mold and moss, we’ll make it look like new plus prolong the life of your roof. We do emergency repairs, new construction, complete tear off, ice and water protection barrier systems, skylight repairs. Snow & ice removal. FREE gutter cleaning with any roof repair or roof job. 10% senior discount. Free estimates. MA. Lic. #170091. Call (413)977-5701

A NEW LOOK FOR 2014. Let Home Decor help. Interior painting and wallpapering, specializing in faux finishes. Servicing the area over 12 years. Call Kendra now for a free estimate and decorating advice. (413)564-0223, (413)626-8880.

TOM DISANTO Home Improvements The best choice for all interior and exterior building and remodeling. Specializing Hauling in the design and building of residential additions, since 1985. Kitchens, baths, A DUMP TRUCK. Attic, cellars, yard, siding, windows, decks, porches, sunscrap metal removal. Seasoned Fire- rooms, garages. License #069144. MA wood. (413)569-1611, (413)374-5377. Reg. #110710. FREE ESTIMATES, REFERENCES, FULLY INSURED. Call PROFESSIONAL PAINTING & WALLTom (413)568-7036. PAPERING. Quality workmanship at low, A.R.A. JUNK REMOVAL SERVICE. low prices. Interior/Exterior Painting & Furniture, trash, appliances. Full house PAUL MAYNARD CONSTRUCTION. Staining, Wallpaper, Ceiling Repair & cleanouts, basements, attics, yards. Furnace and hot water heater removal. All your carpentry needs. Remodeling Spray. Free Estimates. Call Steve at 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE. specialty. Additions, garages, decks, (413)386-3293. Free estimate on phone. Senior dis- siding. Finish trim, window replacecount. Call Pete (413)433-0356. ment. Kitchens designed by Prestige. Landscaping/Lawn Care (413)386-4606. ALL CALLS RETURNED! Fall cleanups, curb side leaf pickups, mowRICHTER HOME Building & RemodelHome Improvement ing. Specializing in home improve- ing, aerating, overseeding, dethatching, ment services. Roofs, windows, mulch & trimming. Free estimates. Ask AMR BUILDING & REMODELING. doors, decks, finished carpentry, re- for Mel (413)579-1407. Sunrooms, decks, additions, bath- models, additions, basement refinishrooms, window and door replacements ing, and much more. Quality work and more. MA. Reg. #167264. Li- from a punctual, reliable and experi- LEAVES -CURB SIDE LEAF REcensed and fully insured. Call Stuart enced home improvement company. MOVAL - FALL CLEAN UPS. Call for Licensed and Insured. MA CSL your free Quote today! You rake um' & Richter (413)297-5858. #97940, MA HIC #171709, CT HIC Leaf the rest to us. Residential and #0633464. Call Dave Richter for an es- Commercial, Fully Insured. Visit our website at timate (413)519-9838. for all of BRUNO ANTICO BUILDING REour services! Bushee Enterprises, LLC. MODELING.Kitchens, additions, (413)569-3472. decks, rec rooms, more. Prompt, re- Home Maintenance


Snowplowing A.B.C. SNOWPLOWING. Westfield residential only. 15 years experience. Call Dave (413)568-6440. SNOWPLOWING / SNOWBLOWING. On time, reliable service. Average driveway, $40.00. Also specializing in fall clean ups. Call (413)727-4787. SNOWPLOWING, SNOW BLOWING, SHOVELING. Call Accurate Lawn Services, (413)579-1639.

Tree Service A BETTER OPTION - GRANFIELD TREE SERVICE. Tree Removal, Land Clearing, Excavating. Firewood, Log Truck Loads. (413)569-6104. AMERICAN TREE & SHRUB. Professional fertilizing, planting, pruning, cabling and removals. Free estimates, fully insured. Please call Ken 5690469.

liable service, free estimates. Mass Registered #106263, licensed & insured. Call Bruno, (413)562-9561. HANDYMAN/CARPENTER. All home YARD CLEANUP, thatching, leaf brush CONRAD TREE SERVICE. Expert

hedge/tree trimming, repairs: Honey to do list, bathroom re- removal, modeling, tile work, sheetrock repairs, mulch/stone, mowing. Call Accurate C&N CARPENTRY. Suspended ceil- winterization. No job too small. 35 years Lawncare, (413)579-1639. ings, home improvements and remod- profressional experience. (413)519eling. Licensed and insured. Call 3251. Masonry (413)262-9314. ABC MASONRY & BASEMENT WAJOSEPH’S HANDYMAN COMPANY. TERPROOFING. All brick, block, COPPA HOME IMPROVEMENTS. Carpentry, remodeling, kitchen, baths, concrete. Chimneys, foundations, Remodeling, home restoration, home basements, drywall, tile, floors, sus- hatchways, new basement windows pended ceilings, restoration services, repairs, finish basements, bath/kitchen doors, windows, decks, stairs, installed and repaired. Sump trim/woodwork, siding/decks, windows/ interior/exterior painting, plumbing. pumps and french drain systems indoors. CSL 103574, HIC Reg.147782. Small jobs ok. All types of professional stalled. Foundations pointed and Fully licensed and insured. Free esti- work done since 1985. Call Joe, stuccoed. Free estimates. (413)569(413)364-7038. mates. Call Joe (413)454-8998. 1611. (413)374-5377.

tree removal. Prompt estimates. Crane work. Insured. “After 34 years, we still work hard at being #1.” (413)562-3395.

Upholstery KEITH'S UPHOLSTERY & REPAIRS. 30+ years experience for home or business. Discount off all fabrics. Get quality workmanship at a great price. Free pickup and delivery. Call (413)5626639.

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