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Junior Achievement preps Westfield kids for business By Hope E. Tremblay Staff Writer WESTFIELD – For 95 years, Junior Achievement has been helping prepare youth for work in western Massachusetts. Junior Achievement has been promoting business education since 1919, first through an after-school secondary program, and later through in-school partnerships with educators. The impact on students is currently nearly 80 million in the U.S., and it’s growing. To find out how the organization has changed and how it continues to deliver relevant experiences to youth, the community is invited to third annual Horace A. Moses JA Legacy breakfast set for April 11 at the Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting House in Holyoke.

The breakfast, which starts at 7:30 a.m., is free for anyone interested in learning more about JA. Those moved by what they learn are encouraged to support JA with a contribution. In Westfield, there were 192 student partici-


Fisher seeks primary spot BOB SALSBERG Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Mark Fisher makes no apologies for being a tea party member or for his belief in a minimalist government even while running for office in a state where many Republicans prefer to stay closer to the political center. A small business owner from Shrewsbury, Fisher is all that stands between Charlie Baker and a clear path to the Republican gubernatorial nomination. Whether he can force a September primary with Baker — who lost to Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick four years ago — will be decided at the upcoming GOP state convention. Fisher announced his candidacy on Dec. 16, the 240th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. His campaign has focused heavily on removing tolls from the Massachusetts Turnpike, something he said politicians promised decades ago but never delivered, even after the original highway bonds were paid off. “Do we fight for small government and individual freedom, or do we allow big government to get bigger and bigger, take over See Fisher, Page 3

In this March 3, 2014 photo, Republican Mark Fisher speaks during a forum at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. Fisher is seeking his party’s nomination for the Massachusetts governor’s race in 2014. (AP Photo/Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise, Chelsea Diana)

pants in the JA program during the 2012-2013 school year. There were 44 Westfield High School students in the JA Stock Market Competition and two students from who participated in the Economics for Success program at Franklin Avenue Elementary School. Three students from Highland Elementary and two from Paper ill Elementary participated in the JA Our City Program. This school year there are over 600 students participating in JA programs, including 45 WHS students in the Stock Market Competition and all third graders – 74 students – at Paper Mill participating in JA Our City. Also, the entire 432 members of the Southampton Road Elementary School student body will participate April 29 in a new

Rintala out on bail

Josh Simpson, a contemporary glass artist from Shelburne Falls, left, and a featured guest speaker at a recent Plug Into the Creative Valley networking event at Clemenza’s, chats with Jennifer Dorgan, center, of Piece of My Art, and Andrea York, right, of Andrea York Photography. More than 25 local business owners were in attendance for a preview of “The Universe According to Josh Simpson,” a citywide art exhibit that will be staged from June 27 – October 18, 2014. (File photo by Frederick Gore)

Network created to boost arts economy By Hannah Y. Meader WHS Intern HOLYOKE – An announcement was made Thursday at Holyoke’s Open Square complex, designating a network that will help creative economy businesses grow and prosper in the Pioneer Valley. Creative economy businesses in western Mass. will now get help increasing their visibility, recruiting talent, finding appropriate space, borrowing capital and expanding, under a new partnership between businesses, academic institutions, organizations and individuals. The announcement was made at Big Voodoo Interactive, a company that develops websites for law firms and is based in Open Square. Big Voodoo founder James Fitzgerald said he chose to open in Holyoke and not Hartford because of the type of talent found in the Pioneer Valley, though a smaller employment pool than that found in greater Hartford. Massachusetts Creative Economy Industry Director Helena Fruscio explained what exactly a creative economy sector looks like. There four parts of a creative economy, the first being cultural institutions, such as muse-

partnership between JA and Westfield State University. WSU students will teach JA students in grades K-4 at the school, while fifth graders will go to WSU for a tour of the campus with JA. According to JA, local evaluations demonstrate that JA programs are positively impacting students’ lives. Over 80-percent of teachers surveyed felt that JS positively impacted students’ problemsolving skills, decision-making skills, teamwork skills, language skills, reading skills, and math skills. For more information on JA and the Horace A. Moses Legacy Breakfast, call 413-7477670 or email

ums and theater companies; the second being arts organizations which produce creative services or creative goods, such as advertising or marketing; the third involves all of the individual artists; and lastly the creative communities where these businesses and creative professionals reside. “The Creative Economy Network is reaching out to cater to the needs of all of these four aspects,” Fruscio said. “We’re here with a regional strategy to tailor fit to the needs of the community.” “It started by a listening tour all across the state, involving over 500 creative companies,” she said. As different businesses gave their input, certain needs were highlighted as common trends. Many said that they would like assistance with business networking and gaining a broader clientele. Another shared need was to have better access to capital and to remove barriers by means of increasing visibility to the public. Access to talent was also a vital component and the key to being a competitive business. Space See Arts Economy, Page 3

By BOB DUNN @BDGazette NORTHAMPTON — Cara Lee Rintala, whose murder trial so far has produced two deadlocked juries, is out on bail. On Friday, the Hampshire Superior Court clerk’s office confirmed that Rintala had been released on $150,000 bail. Rintala had been held without the right to bail since her arrest on the murder charge in October 2011. While out on bail, Rintala must submit to GPS monitoring, remain in western Massachusetts, surrender her passport, obey a curfew, report to Hampshire County probation once a week and honor any visitation agreements already in place between her daughter and her late wife’s parents. Rintala is expected to face a third firstdegree murder trial in connection with the strangulation death of her wife four years ago. Rintala, 47, is accused of killing her wife, Annamarie Cochrane Rintala, 37, in the couple’s Granby home on March 29, 2010. Shortly after her second trial ended in a mistrial, First Assistant Northwestern District Attorney Steven Gagne, who prosecuted both trials, said he plans to bring the case before a third jury by the end of the year. Rintala’s second trial lasted about a month before jurors reported to presiding judge MaryLou Rup on Feb. 4 they were hopelessly deadlocked in an 8 to 4 split. A unanimous verdict is required to convict or acquit. There was no indication from the jurors which verdict that split favored. Rintala’s first trial on the murder charge ended in March 2013, also with an 8-4 deadlock, that time in favor of conviction. Between the two trials, Rintala made two unsuccessful bids to have bail set in the amounts of $100,000 and $250,000, respectively. In the wake of the second mistrial, Gagne and Rintala’s lead defense attorney David Hoose of Northampton, agreed to the $150,000 bail with release conditions. Rintala is accused of strangling her wife in the basement of their Granby home after a tumultuous relationship plagued by debt, arguments and mistrust. Her defense team maintains she was the target of a sloppy investigation that presumed her guilt from the start. ——— Bob Dunn can be reached at

Dog license procedures changed By Carl E. Hartdegen Staff Writer WESTFIELD – Dog owners in the city will have to adjust to some changes this year when they register their dogs. Local dog owners may be accustomed to visiting City Hall every year after April 1 to renew dog license at the City Clerk’s office but, starting this year, will have to learn to go to the police department or the Westfield Animal Shelter instead. Although City Clerk Karen Fanion retains licensing authority for dogs, Police Chief John Camerota said recently that staff at his department, which oversees the animal control department, has been authorized to

process dog licenses. Camerota said that a recent change in the city ordinance which governs dogs means that licenses will no longer be issued for the same period every year, from Apr. 1 to March 31, but will be valid for 365 days after they are issued. He said that the staff at the department is ready to accommodate license requests immediately but said that new licenses issued before April 1 will be valid until that date of the next year. Licenses issued after April 1 will be valid for one year from the date of issue. He said that ideally the license renewals will become staggered during the year and said “there’s no rush

for them to come in. We’d like to spread it out over a four-month period.” He noted that the license fee was increased last year and the cost to license an intact dog is now $30. A dog which has been spayed or gelded may be licensed for a $15 fee. Camerota said that residents will be mailed reminders when the dogs’ licenses need to be renewed and they may renew them by mail or in person at the police station. Either way, he said, owners will need to bring a rabies certificate and, in order to obtain a discounted license, proof that a dog has been spayed or See Dog License, Page 3

Starting this year, residents seeking licenses for their dogs will find them either at the Westfield Police Department on Washington Street or the Westfield Animal Shelter at 178 Apremont Way. (Photo illustration by Carl E. Hartdegen)

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Pomeroy Sugar House visit

Randy Pomeroy, a fourth generation owner of Pomeroy Sugar House, prepares a tap on a maple tree in the hope on drawing sap for syrup. This year the flowing of sap has been very late due to the extremely cold weather conditions. Ideally, in order for the sap to run, the temperatures need to be 40-45 degrees during the day, and 25-28 degrees at night. With the temperatures calling for milder weather this weekend, it should be ideal for the sap. Pomeroy’s is open Fridays through Sundays, from Several residents of the American Inn from Southwick visited the Pomeroy Sugar House and enjoyed a pancake lunch on Friday, 7::30 a.m.- l:00 p.m., until March 30th. (Photo by Don Wielgus) March 7th. (Photo by Don Wielgus)

Westfield’s Unsolved Murder

Abner Gibbs Raffle

WESTFIELD - Did you know that the City of Westfield has only one unsolved murder? Come and learn about the many facets of Lewis B. Allyn - normal school teacher, pure foods promoter, and the only unsolved murder victim in Westfield on March 31 at 6:30 p.m. in the Westfield Athenaeum‘s Lang Auditorium. In this two-part event, Theresa Hickson will share what she has uncovered about Lewis B. Allyn as a Westfield citizen, his family’s migration to Westfield, his youth and his role in the Pure Foods Movement during the 1910s - 30s. Then, Detective Michael McCabe will reveal his discoveries about the murder of Lewis Allyn and, perhaps, who did it. Please join us for these interesting lectures.

WESTFIELD - Abner Gibbs Elementary School is holding a calendar raffle fundraiser in celebration of the school turning 100 years old. 100 days of prizes to celebrate 100 years of quality education at Abner Gibbs Elementary School. Calendars are available for purchase at the school office 413-5726418. Cash or checks made payable to Abner Gibbs PTO are acceptable forms of payment. Each calendar is $10 and there are many fabulous prizes provided by our local community donators. Drawing began January 1 and will end April 10. Winning entries will be placed back into drawing. Winners will be contacted by phone and prize pickup will be during school hours in the office.


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Gilda’s laughter festival holds FUNderwear Run 5K GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Organizers of an annual festival of laughter have held a 5K race with a unique dress code. As part of the 3.1-mile FUNderwear Run on Sunday morning, runners were encouraged by Gilda’s LaughFest to wear undies on the outside, over their clothes. Organizers say about 300 people participated, with misty conditions and a 21-degree temperature at the 10 a.m. start. The FUNderwear Run supports Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, a free emotional health support community where people can find laughter in the midst of a cancer or grief journey. The race began on the Grand Rapids Community College campus. LaughFest runs through next Sunday. Headliners include Jay Leno, Lily Tomlin, Sinbad and Chris Tucker. ——— Online:

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TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Monday, March 10, the 69th day of 2014. There are 296 days left in the year.


n March 10, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed an order assigning Ulysses S. Grant, who had just received his commission as lieutenantgeneral, to the command of the Armies of the United States (Grant assumed his new command two days later, relieving General-in-Chief Henry Halleck). The song “Beautiful Dreamer” by the late Stephen Foster was copyrighted by Wm. A. Pond & Co. of New York.

On this date:

In 1959, the Tennessee Williams play “Sweet Bird of Youth,” starring Paul Newman and Geraldine Page, opened at Broadway’s Martin Beck Theatre. In 1969, James Earl Ray pleaded guilty in Memphis, Tenn., to assassinating civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. (Ray later repudiated that plea, maintaining his innocence until his death.)

In 1785, Thomas Jefferson was appointed America’s minister to France, succeeding Benjamin Franklin.

In 1973, the Pink Floyd album “The Dark Side of the Moon” was first released in the U.S. by Capitol Records (the British release came nearly two weeks later).

In 1814, the two-day Battle of Laon in France ended with a Prussian-led victory over the forces of Napoleon I.

In 1985, Konstantin U. Chernenko, who was the Soviet Union’s leader for just 13 months, died at age 73.

In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell’s assistant, Thomas Watson, heard Bell say over his experimental telephone: “Mr. Watson — come here — I want to see you.”

In 1993, Dr. David Gunn was shot to death outside a Pensacola, Fla., abortion clinic. (Shooter Michael Griffin is serving a life sentence.)

In 1880, the Salvation Army arrived in the United States from England. In 1914, the Rokeby Venus, a 17th century painting by Diego Velazquez on display at the National Gallery in London, was slashed multiple times by Mary Richardson, who was protesting the arrest of fellow suffragist Emmeline Pankhurst. (The painting was repaired.) In 1933, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake centered off Long Beach, Calif., resulted in 120 deaths. In 1949, Nazi wartime broadcaster Mildred E. Gillars, also known as “Axis Sally,” was convicted in Washington, D.C., of treason. (She served 12 years in prison.)

Ten years ago:

Teenage sniper Lee Boyd Malvo was sentenced in Chesapeake, Va., to life in prison for his role in the Oct. 2002 killing rampage in the Washington, D.C., area that left 10 people dead. (Malvo, 19, was sentenced a day after sniper mastermind John Allen Muhammad was given the death penalty.)

Five years ago:

In his first major speech on education, President Barack Obama called for tying teachers’ pay to student performance and expanding innovative charter schools. A gunman, 28-year-old Michael McLendon, killed 10 people, including his mother, four other relatives and the wife and child of a local sheriff’s deputy across two rural Alabama counties before committing suicide.

One year ago:

The president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, accused the Taliban and the U.S. of working in concert to convince Afghans that violence would worsen if most foreign troops left — an allegation the top American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Joseph Dunford, rejected as “categorically false.”

Today’s Birthdays:

Talk show host Ralph Emery is 81. Bluegrass/country singer-musician Norman Blake is 76. Actor Chuck Norris is 74. Playwright David Rabe is 74. Singer Dean Torrence (Jan and Dean) is 74. Actor Richard Gant is 70. Actress Katharine Houghton is 69. Rock musician Tom Scholz (Boston) is 67. Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell is 67. Actress Aloma Wright is 64. Blues musician Ronnie Earl (Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters) is 61. Producer-director-writer Paul Haggis is 61. Alt-country/rock musician Gary Louris is 59. Actress Shannon Tweed is 57. Pop/jazz singer Jeanie Bryson is 56. Actress Sharon Stone is 56. Rock musician Gail Greenwood is 54. Magician Lance Burton is 54. Movie producer Scott Gardenhour (Film: “Pearl Harbor”) is 53. Actress Jasmine Guy is 52. Rock musician Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam) is 51. Music producer Rick Rubin is 51. Britain’s Prince Edward is 50. Actor Stephen Mailer is 48. Actor Philip Anthony-Rodriguez is 46. Actress Paget Brewster is 45. Actor Jon Hamm is 43. Country singer Daryle Singletary is 43. Rapper-producer Timbaland is 42. Actor Cristian (kris-teeAHN’) de la Fuente is 40. Rock musician Jerry Horton (Papa Roach) is 39. Actor Jeff Branson is 37. Singer Robin Thicke is 37. Actress Bree Turner is 37. Olympic gold medal gymnast Shannon Miller is 37. Contemporary Christian singer Michael Barnes (Red) is 35. Actor Edi Gathegi is 35. Rock musician Matt Asti (MGMT) is 34. Country singer Carrie Underwood is 31. Actress Olivia Wilde is 30. Rhythm-and-blues singer Emeli Sande is 27. Country singer Rachel Reinert is 25. Actress Emily Osment is 22.



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Fisher Continued from Page 1 more and more of our lives and erode our personal liberties and become more intrusive?” Fisher asked during a recent appearance at Suffolk University Law School. Fisher’s other campaign planks include cracking down on welfare fraud and illegal immigration as well as opposition to the federal health care overhaul. “I’m a full platform, no excuses necessary, loyal and proud Republican,” he said. The Westfield native said he joined a union and went to work for a local paper goods company after high school, “learning the value of a buck.” He later attended community college before earning engineering and business degrees from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Fisher, 56, explained that he was unemployed several times as companies he worked for closed or left Massachusetts. After a 2008 layoff, Fisher purchased Merchant’s Fabrication, a small manufacturer of customized metals in Auburn. “I’ve been on unemployment, I know what it is,” he said. “These (government) programs are necessary, and they are there for the needy who need them, not the greedy who abuse them.” Fisher vehemently opposes driver’s licenses or in-state college tuition for people living in the U.S. illegally, saying it rewards bad behavior. “They can get their benefits somewhere else, not in Massachusetts,” he said. Fisher not only opposes the Affordable Care Act but would also seek repeal of the state’s 2006 universal health care law — the latter position putting him at odds with Baker and other Massachusetts Republicans. Fisher envisions a free market system in which health insurance covers catastrophic illnesses, leaving consumers to shop around for the best prices for routine medical care. Fisher opposes abortion and gay marriage but adds he would not impose his personal beliefs on others. He takes a similar nuanced stance on casinos: He would vote for a proposed ballot question to repeal the state’s gambling law, but as governor, he would not try to interfere with casino operators. Fisher believes enough Republican delegates back him to achieve the minimum 15 percent support required to set up a primary battle with Baker. But he worries that some of his western Massachusetts supporters will eschew the trek to Boston to vote in the party’s March 22 convention. Baker, a moderate and former head of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, says his campaign is focused on jobs and education. Baker’s willingness to consider an increase in the state’s minimum wage is among other issues that separate the candidates, Fisher said. As to his longshot chances of becoming governor, Fisher points to Govs. Chris Christie in New Jersey and Scott Walker in Wisconsin as conservative Republicans who have triumphed in Democratic-leaning states. “In Massachusetts, the bluest of blue states, we elected Ronald Reagan, a conservative, twice in the 1980s,” he said.

Government Meetings

180 Westfield St. • West Springfield, MA

MONDAY, MARCH 10 WESTFIELD License Commission 6 p.m.

BLANDFORD Police Department 6 p.m. Selectmen 7 p.m. Council on Aging 7 p.m. Zoning Board 7 p.m.

TOLLAND Council on Aging 9 a.m. Selectmen 5 p.m.

SOUTHWICK Board of Selectmen at 6:50. assessor and conservation

TUESDAY, MARCH 11 WESTFIELD Conservation Commission Public Hearing Baysinger 6:30 p.m. Conservation Commission Public Hearing Burke 6:30 p.m. Conservation Commission Public Hearing Collins 6:30 p.m. Conservation Commission Public Hearing Nabil 6:30 p.m. Cultural Council 7 p.m.

State Sen. Donald Humason Jr., left, prepares to autograph a whiteboard while chatting with Josh Simpson, a contemporary glass artist from Shelburne Falls, and a featured guest speaker at a recent Plug Into the Creative Valley networking event at Clemenza’s. A special art exhibit featuring the works of Simpson will be staged June 27 – October 18, 2014 as part of a citywide event. (File photo by Frederick Gore)

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SOUTHWICK Council on Aging at 1 pm Sewer Implementation Committee 7 p.m. Board of Library Trustees 7 p.m.

BLANDFORD Assessor’s Meeting 5:30 p.m. Fire Department 6:30 p.m. Historical Commission 7:30 p.m.

TOLLAND Council on Aging 9 a.m. Conservative Commission at noon

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12 BLANDFORD Conservation Commission 6:30 p.m. Finance Committee 7 p.m.

HUNTINGTON Agricultural Commission Meeting at 10 am Planning Board at 7 pm

WESTFIELD Board of Assessors at 5 pm License Committee at 6 pm

THURSDAY, MARCH 13 SOUTHWICK Capital Expenditures Committee 6:30 p.m.

TOLLAND Ladies Aid at 7 pm

was also an issue. In February a Plug Into make a more creative com“It’s important to tie space event was held in Westfield at munity with events like conissues to a specific region,” Clemenza’s Brick Oven Pizza certs on the Green, and art said Fruscio. “Sometimes you and Café. That night show- classes and workshops. have to collaborate, collide, cased the work of glass artist “Creative businesses are a and be in the same room Josh Simpson. huge economic driver,” said together.” “The plug in event was Belliveau. “We’re here to “Creative businesses help awesome and incredible,” develop and create more shape the personality and all said Maureen Belliveau, regional awareness. A creof the ups and downs of the director of Westfield’s ative industry is a giant web. valley,” said Anne Burke, Business Improvement The creative economy isn’t vice president of the District (BID). “We utilized just about the painters and Economic Development the event to launch the buzz sculptors – it’s about anyone Council of western Mass. about Josh Simpson and also and everyone who is con(EDC), whose mission is to as a launch for Westfield’s nected to it.” stimulate and facilitate a vig- creative economy team.” orous regional economy, That team in Westfield conCan You Help Sarah? encouraging and sustaining sists of the Westfield Sarah Helps Seniors capital investment and quali- Athenaeum, Westfield on Can ty job growth. Weekends, the BID, the One of the things that the Chamber of Commerce, You EDC is advising to businesses Westfield State University Help is creating a profile on cre- and Westfield’s Community By signing Development Department. Sarah? up and listing a profile, The BID is also helping nesses have the opportunity to have a wider range of visibility. If you would like to run a EDC also advocates attending a Plug Into the Creative Birthday Announcement in Valley event. These are The Westfield News contact monthly meetings where creus at: 413-562-4181 ative businesses get together How Did This to connect, collaborate, find HouseHelp Seniors? new talent, and network. BurkeWant saidTothe EDC has Know A Secret? already hosted Asknetworking Sarah. get-togethers.

Dog License gelded. If a license is renewed by mail, Camerota said, the documents will be returned. Camerota reminds residents that the ordinance limits the number of dogs – and cats – which may live in city residences. The ordinance provides that, in a single family house, there may be no more than six pets and that number may include

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Wednesdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and on Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. until 4:40 p.m. At the municipal animal shelter at 178 Apremont Way, licenses will be available Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Camerota said.

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Southwick Police Department and DPW: with all the tractortrailers, especially the ones hauling gravel, salt, etc. through the town of Southwick, I’m wondering why you’re not asking for help from the state police and the department of transportation. These trucks are overloaded. They are tearing up our roads and my tax dollars are paying for the repairs. Let’s get some help in here to start making these guys haul legally. PulseLine – thank you for being there. We appreciate you. Good day.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Letter to the Community and Planning Board Plans for the business zoned property at 480 Southampton Road. I am writing this letter for two reasons. 1. To make the community, especially those of us that own businesses and live in the north section of Westfield, aware of what is being proposed for the property at 480 Southampton Road in Westfield (the Country Court Motel property). 2. To give you the opportunity to voice your opinion on this before the March18th Planning Board meet- ing where a special permit will be voted on, and encourage you to attend that meeting. Turning the motel units into apartments – can rooms be called apartments? Rui Baltazar is the new owner of 480 Southampton Road and has applied for a special permit to convert the motel into apartments. He presented his request at a Planning Board meeting on February 18th. With questions from the attendees, here is what we understood from the meeting: • Mr. Baltazar wants to make the 12 motel rooms into apartments. He used the term “efficiency” apart- ments but he is not planning to add kitchens. Mr. Baltazar, when asked if he planned to put kitchens in the motel rooms, stated “no, but I can”. • Mr. Baltazar wants to turn the house on the property into two apartments, one apartment being a 2-bedroom, the other apartment being a 3-bedroom. • Mr. Baltazar was unclear on how many people he would allow to live in each room. When asked about pets he said he could not allow pets. No one knew if the occupancy limit is determined by the number of people or by the square footage of the unit. No one knew if a kitchen is required to call a room an apart- ment. • To meet the requirement for the 28 parking spaces (2 per unit) Mr. Baltazar would need to clear part of the wooded land behind the motel structures. • Mr. Baltazar will not be living on the property nor will he have a property manager living at the property. There will be no management on-site. The motel/house could have a minimum of 17 people and up to 30. If all the units were full, and depending on how many people were allowed per room, there could be be- tween 17 and 30 people living at this property. This motel sits on a piece of land about the size of a house lot. The back lot would now be parking. This would not give the tenants any space to “live” other than in their rooms. What is the city of Westfield’s requirement for units that are rented as apartments? Mr. Baltazar’s plan is to turn a small motel room that fits a bed with side tables and has a bathroom into an apartment. Does this meet the standards required by Westfield? We asked this question of the Plan- ning Board and they did not know, they stated they would check with the Building Inspector. What is the city of Westfield’s plan for the north side of Westfield? As a business owner in the city, I am involved with the business community and have heard many times that two of the great assets we have in Westfield are Barnes Airport and easy access due to the Turnpike Exit into Westfield. Both of these are within a mile of the motel. Surrounding the motel are many busi- nesses that have invested in their company and their property. Do you feel this conversion is appropriate for our community? The Planning Board is being asked to approve the special permit based on the premise that the previous motel use is similar to the proposed “apartment” use. It is not similar. We clearly have a vested interest in the plans for this property, being a business right next door. In no way are we hiding that fact. But we don’t believe this type of housing is appropriate, don’t believe there is enough space for the number of tenants, and are concerned about the short and long term management of the property with so many tenants and no on-site staff. The Planning Board will vote on March 18th at 7:00pm meeting, please attend. We will be asking the Planning Board to Vote NO on the special permit. Due to the questions from the community at the February 18th meeting, the Planning Board has re- quired Mr. Baltazar to come back with a plan for the property that clarifies his intentions before they vote. We will be requesting that the Planning Board seriously consider the ramifications of their vote and will be asking that they vote NO on the special permit. Please come to this meeting if you are con- cerned, or call or email the Planning Board. Sincerely, Stanley Atwood and Tina Stevens Stevens 470 470 Southampton Road Westfield, MA

Don’t send natural gas to Ukraine By GAL LUFT Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has given a boost to those calling for the United States to expedite natural gas exports to help allies overseas. In this thinking, American gas exports — in the form of liquefied natural gas, or LNG — are not only a boon to the domestic economy but also a potent geopolitical tool to be wielded against the Kremlin. Never mind that the United States won’t have its first LNG export terminal in operation until late 2015 at the very earliest; that all of its approved gas exports are already committed to longterm contracts; and that Ukraine does not even have a single terminal for receiving LNG. Even without the newly concocted geopolitical rationale for exports, though, Washington seems favorably disposed to permitting much of America’s surplus gas to migrate overseas. Since the beginning of the shale gas revolution, which kicked off in 2005, the U.S. Department of Energy has approved six LNG export terminals with a combined export capacity of 8.5 billion cubic feet a day, and more projects are in the works. But before we put more of our gas in the service of our foreign policy, be it saving Europe from Russia’s claws or Asia from its toxic air, we should ask ourselves one question: Why aren’t we using more gas in our cars and trucks? Most of America’s newly cheap gas finds its way to the electricity sector, where it displaces coal as a fuel source. Coal’s share of total electricity generation declined from 51 percent 10 years ago to 40 percent today; that percentage will continue to drop as the Obama administration persists in its effective ban on new coal-fired power plants. The shift from coal to gas has brought a 10 percent decline in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions from power plants since 2010, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, negating the political pressure for costly carbon cap-and-trade schemes. The shale gas industry also has created more than 600,000 jobs, stimulated economic growth and reduced consumer costs of products derived from natural gas, such as plastics, household chemicals and the fertilizers that make our food. But all these benefits pale in comparison to what could be achieved if the gas replaced oil instead of coal. First, a little math. The best way to compare energy sources is to look at their cost per unit of heat, measured in

spot price of 1 million BTUs, expressed as mmbtu, derived from natural gas is about $4.30. The price of U.S. coal is more or less the same. At current oil prices, the price of 1 mmbtu derived from oil is roughly $17. That means that from a pure economic standpoint, the upside of replacing coal with natural gas is zero, while that of replacing oil with natural gas is $12.7 per mmbtu. Put differently, at current prices, the 3.5 trillion cubic feet of gas that the Energy Information Administration assumes the United States will be exporting annually starting next decade is valued at $15 billion. If this amount of gas stayed in the United States and were used to power cars and trucks, it would have displaced, depending on the technology, 3 million to 4 million barrels of oil a day, eliminating oil imports at the cost of $100 billion to $150 billion a year. Instead, the United States will be exporting this $15 billion worth of energy only to import an equivalent amount of energy at up to 10 times the cost. Does that make any sense? The reason for this economic malpractice is that our transportation sector is wedded to oil. Natural gas landed in the power sector not necessarily because electricity is the most economic use of the commodity but because our grid and electric appliances are indifferent about the source of energy that goes into making the electrons they use. For a light bulb or coffee machine, electrons made from coal, gas, nuclear or solar are all the same. Cars are a different story. They do care what source of energy goes into their tank because for the most part they are warrantied to run on nothing but petroleum fuels. This means that no matter how cheap and plentiful natural gas becomes, its pathway to our vehicles is blocked. Although there are some efforts to increase the use of

natural gas as an automotive fuel, they are limited to heavyduty trucks and buses, and therefore will not get us close to capturing the full economic opportunity offered by the shale gas revolution. Consider this: On our current trajectory, according to the Energy Information Administration, the increased use of compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas in vehicles will offset only 3 percent of petroleum consumption in the transportation sector in 2040. This is a profoundly disappointing figure. If the natural gas bonanza is to benefit every American, it must penetrate the light-duty sector, where 60 percent of our transportation fuel is used. One way of doing so is to reduce the cost of converting a light-duty gasoline car to CNG. Right now, that process comes out to roughly $10,000 per light-duty vehicle, more

than three times the average price tag in other parts of the world. By streamlining the onerous regulatory requirements consumers are currently facing, the EPA could make this option widely available. Another option is to turn the gas into gasoline and diesel in a process called gas-to-liquids. But for a GTL plant to make money, a barrel of oil has to cost about 16 times more than natural gas. That ratio is too high to expect over the long run, which is why Royal Dutch Shell recently abandoned its $20 billion GTL project in Louisiana. A more fiscally prudent way of using natural gas in transportation is to open lightduty vehicles to run on a liquid fuel called methanol. This high-octane alcohol can be blended into gasoline, much in the way ethanol is blended. See Gas, Page 8

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WESTFIELD Emergency Response and Crime Report Friday, March 7, 2014 1:20 a.m.: unwanted guest, Washington Street, a person from university housing came to the station to complain that a non-resident has been asked repeatedly to leave the building but keeps returning, the responding officer reports Robert G. Chaiton, 20, of 4 York Lane, Franklin, was arrested for trespass; 3:14 a.m.: motor vehicle violation, Elm Street, a patrol officer reports he attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding which did not immediately stop, when the vehicle eventually stopped on Elm Street, the operator declined to submit to field sobriety tests but the officer determined the man to be intoxicated, Dane Dakota Hoffman, 20, of 12 Varno Lane, Enfield, Conn., was arrested for negligent operation of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, failure to stop for police, failure to slow, failure to signal and a marked lanes violation, the vehicle was towed to the police impound yard but a pre-tow inventory revealed a more than nine grams of cocaine and a large amount of cash in three different areas of the vehicle, the officer reports no paraphernalia associated with cocaine use was found, the man was also charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute; 9:08 a.m.: assault, Elm Street, a resident came to the station to reports that she had been assaulted earlier in the day, the responding officer reports the woman said that about 1:50 a.m. a friend she had been drinking with became upset and kicked and punched her, the woman said that she defended herself and was reporting the incident so that her side of the story would be on file if the other woman filed a complaint, the officer noted signs of minor injury; 9:22 a.m.: school investigation, Mill Street, a school bus driver came to the station to report an incident which had occurred on his bus, the responding detective reports that the man said that pupils on his bus had been playing with a laser pointer and the laser light was reflected into his eyes by a mirror, the driver said that he did not believe the result was intentional but he confiscated the pointer and advised the relevant principal, the detective reports the two boys were suspended from school for five days; 9:47 a.m.: larceny, Holland Avenue, a caller reports a houseguest stole from her, the responding officer reports the complainant said that a friend had spent the night at her apartment but in the morning the other woman left abruptly while she was in a another room, the caller said that she found that her keys and sneakers her guest had admired earlier were missing, the woman said that her car was not moved and was advised to change her locks; 9:50 a.m.: suspicious person, Shaker Road, a patrol officer reports he encountered a male party with an assault rifle in the bike path parking lot, the officer reports he investigated to find that the man was carrying two weapons which were found to be air soft replicas of real assault rifles, the man told the officer that he was looking for a place to test the air soft guns prior to an upcoming competition and was advised that since the toy weapons appear real he could be a cause for concern to others on the bike path and he agreed to find another area; 11:08 a.m.: vandalism, Powdermill Village, 126 Union St., a patrol officer reports a member of the staff at the apartment complex reports that a door and door frame have been damaged, the responding office reports he was told that the crew of an ambulance who were returning a resident to his apartment made forcible entry when they encountered an obstruction and the door now cannot be secured, the officer reports a representative of the ambulance service agreed to make restitution for the damages; 1:25 p.m.: animal complaint, Broad Street, the animal control officer reports a resident has taken custody of a stray dog, the ACO reports she transported to the municipal animal shelter a female long-haired Chihuahua black and brown dog which was wearing a collar but no tags; 2:42 p.m.: found property, North Elm Street, a caller reports finding an automotive registration plate, the responding officer transported the plate to the Traffic and Safety Bureau; 4:32 p.m.: larceny, Springfield Road, an employee of a Springfield Road department store reports persons who have shoplifted from the store in the past are again stealing, the responding officer reports a store employee said that the two men had been seen placing expensive electronic toothbushes and an electronic shaver into a tote as they have done in the past, the officer reports the men left the store separately and when the one carrying the container was accosted he dropped the merchandise and fled but was detained, merchandise valued at $593.96 was recovered, Thomas F. Cliché, 19, of 68 Montgomery St., Indian Orchard, and Shaun A. Mann, 22, of 78 Forest Park Ave., Springfield, were each arrested for larceny of property valued more than $250 and conspiracy to commit larceny; 9:20 p.m.: office wanted, White Street, an East Falmouth resident came to the station to complain that she was assaulted by her roommate, the responding officer reports that the woman said that when she told her roommate she was moving out a dispute arose about a utility bill and she was assaulted, the officer reports neither party wishes to pursue criminal charges; 11:34 p.m.: suspicious person, North Elm Street, a caller reports a woman at a gas station and convenience store is asking customers for money and drugs, the responding officer reports he arrived to find a commotion in the parking lot centered around a woman who was holding a infant precariously and had reportedly backed her vehicle into a parked car, the officer reports that the woman appeared to be under the influence of an unidentified substance and she said that she had taken prescription painkillers for back pain, the woman had two other children (aged five and seven) in her car along with the two-year-old she had been holding, the woman’s license was found to have been suspended and she admitted that she had been driving without a license, Sarah M. Line, 32, of 79 Meadow Street, was arrested for three charges of reckless endangerment of a child and single charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, disorderly conduct and a state highway traffic violation, the Department of Children and Families was notified.

People gather for the pre-St. Patrick’s Day “Blarney Blowout” near the University of Massachusetts in Amherst on Saturday. According to the Amherst police department, four police officers were hurt as they worked to disperse hundreds of unruly students who were throwing beer cans and bottles at police as large crowds gathered at an off-campus apartment complex. (AP Photo/The Republican, Robert Rizzuto)

73 arrested at ‘Blarney Blowout’ AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The chaos at the University of Massachusetts over the weekend during a pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebration brought renewed attention to an old problem affecting colleges nationwide: how to deal with alcohol-fueled revelers during the March festivities. Celebrations near the UMass campus in Amherst spiraled out of control Saturday as police dealt with thousands of drunken and unruly people during the annual “Blarney Blowout.” More than 70 were arrested, and four officers suffered minor injuries. Like other colleges and towns, UMass and Amherst officials took preemptive action to try to prevent problems. The university warned students last week that there would be an increased police presence Saturday, and Amherst police prepared for largescale disturbances based on past problems. Six people were arrested in Amherst last year. At Penn State University, the school paid licensed liquor establishments for the second year in a row to stay closed this month during the unofficial drinking holiday known as State Patty’s Day. State College, Pa., police Chief Tom King said the strategy, along with a fraternity ban on parties, helped lead to a 75 percent decrease in arrests and citations this year compared with 2011 — the fake holiday’s heyday. In Champaign, Ill., University of Illinois and local officials have been grappling with the so-called Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day for years.

UMass student partying for the past several years. He reported on Saturday’s events on his blog, “Only in the Republic of Amherst.” “Yesterday was the worst day in this town for public rowdy-ism,” Kelley told The Associated Press. “We still had a horrendous experience yesterday, horrendous.” Police from the city and university and state troopers in riot gear converged on a crowd of about 4,000 people at an apartment complex. Authorities said people were destroying things, and as officers began to disperse the crowd, they were pelted with glass bottles, beer cans and snowballs. After quieting the disturbance, several thousand people assembled near a fraternity house. That gathering became dangerous and out of control, officials said, and when officers tried to clear the crowd, they again were attacked with bottles, rocks, cans and snowballs. Pepper spray was used to disperse the crowd because of the size and “assaultive behavior,” police said. Three officers were injured when they were hit by bottles, and one was injured while attempting to make an arrest, Gundersen said. None of the injuries was serious. Police say charges included inciting to riot, failing to disperse, disorderly conduct, liquor law violations and assault and battery on officers. Some of those arrested had been released on bail by early Sunday, police said, while others were held.

Court Logs Westfield District Court Friday, March 7, 2014 Justin J. Coyer, 35, of 1856 S. Main Road, Otis, was released on his personal recognizance pending an April 24 hearing after he was arraigned on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license brought by Blandford police. Paul Kofi-fleyn, 22, of 44 Forest Ave. Natick, saw a charge of assault and battery brought by Westfield police not prosecuted by the Commonwealth. David Boyden, 45, of 135 Newbury St., Chicopee, submitted to facts sufficient to warrant a guilty finding for charges of operating a motor vehicle without a valid inspection sticker, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and operating an unregistered motor vehicle brought by Westfield police and the charges were continued without a finding and dismissed upon payment of fees and assessments totaling $250. Shayne J. William, 23, of 147 Rosemary Drive, Springfield, submitted to facts sufficient to warrant a guilty finding for charges of operating a motor vehicle with suspended registration and operating an uninsured motor vehicle brought by State Police and the charges were continued without a finding and dismissed upon payment of fees and assessments totaling $150. Robert G. Chaiton, 20, of 4 York Lane, Franklin, was released on his personal recognizance pending a May 2 hearing after he was arraigned on a charge of trespass brought by Westfield police. Dane Dakota Hoffman, 20, of 12 Varno Lane, Enfield, Conn., was released on $500 cash bail after he was arraigned

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on charges of negligent operation of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, failure to stop for police, failure to slow, failure to signal, operating a motor vehicle without a license in his possession, speeding, making an improper turn and a marked lanes violation brought by Westfield police. Leonel E. Ruano, 21, of 357 Faneuil St., Brighton, was released on his personal recognizance pending a May 9 hearing after he was arraigned on a charge of vandalizing property brought by Westfield police. Jessica N. Smith, 26, of 15 Clark St., was released on her personal recognizance pending a May 8 hearing after she was arraigned on three charges of uttering a false check and a single charge of larceny of property valued less than $250 by a single scheme brought by Westfield police. Amy L. Benjamin, 42, of 158 Berkshire Ave., Southwick, pleaded guilty to charges of trespass and larceny of property valued less than $250 brought by State Police and was fined $425. She was assessed $50. Shakeem K. Scott, 30, of 98 Riverdale St., West Springfield, saw a charge of malicious damage valued less than $250 brought by Westfield police not prosecuted. Andrew D. Waldrip, 22, of 49 Samson Road, Medford, was placed on pretrial probation for three months after he was arraigned on charges of disorderly conduct and wanton destruction of property valued less than $250 brought by Westfield State University police.

When it comes to 21st century multimedia platforms, “hyper local” is a term you hear a lot. It’s not a new idea. In fact, The Westfield News has been providing readers with “hyper local” news coverage of Westfield, Southwick, and the Hilltowns all along. Television, radio and regional newpapers only provide fleeting coverage of local issues you care about. TV stations and big newspaper publishers, after years of cutbacks and mergers, frankly aren’t able to provide in-depth coverage of smaller markets anymore.

Swimming pool stolen from store WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Two thieves who struck a West Springfield business over the weekend weren’t looking for cash. Police say one of the men pulled a gun on an employee as he and another man hauled away a $500 inflatable swimming pool. Police say the suspects entered Leslie’s Swimming Pool Supplies at about 3:45 p.m. Sunday and began dragging the 15-foot pool away. When a store worker asked if they needed help, one man pulled a gun and pointed it at her. Both suspects were described as white, about 5-foot-6 inches and tall and with thin builds.

The News-Gazette newspaper reported there were dozens of arrests and nearly 260 tickets issued for city ordinance violations in Champaign on Saturday, but no major injuries. During pre-celebration educational campaigns, students were warned of the dangers of binge drinking and the consequences of getting arrested. In Amherst, this year’s celebrations became unruly in several areas around town despite efforts by UMass officials and local police. Amherst police Capt. Jennifer Gundersen told The Republican newspaper of Springfield that the daylong partying was “extremely disturbing and unsafe.” “Perhaps one of the worst scenes we have ever had with drunkenness and unruliness,” Gundersen said. “It is extremely upsetting. It is very dangerous.” UMass denounced the “unruly behavior,” and spokesman Ed Blaguszewski said students who were arrested will be reviewed under the school’s code of conduct, with possible sanctions including suspension or expulsion. Many UMass students and others posted their thoughts and experiences during Blarney Blowout on Twitter. Some said the police response was excessive, one person said their nose was broken by a beer bottle that someone threw and another said they were “teargassed.” Longtime Amherst resident Larry Kelley has railed against drunken

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ACM elects new ambassador Rubin to fill position WESTFIELD – The Association of Children’s Museum’s Ambassador Program has elected Karen Rubin as their newest member. Rubin is the first executive director at Amelia Park Children’s Museum in Westfield, MA and was appointed by ACM in late January 2014. The ACM Ambassador Program chooses one to three people per U.S. region with each person serving a two-year term. The ambassadors are required to welcome and contact new members, promote grant and award opportunities for members, and report news to ACM monthly. It is also required of members

to attend InterActivity, ACM’s annual conference to introduce new members to each other. To qualify to be an ambassador, individuals must be staff at an ACM museum in good standing, enthusiastic about ACM and its benefits, and excel at networking and building a sense of community. Rubin has over twenty-five years of formal and informal teaching experience to go along with her museum work. She helps organize and run the annual Penguin Plunge in Westfield, MA, which is the biggest fund-

raiser to benefit children’s programs at APCM. According to Rubin it isn’t just a fundraiser, but a chance to bring the community together for a good cause. Rubin goes above and beyond for APCM and the Westfield community. Along with the Penguin Plunge, she organized a group of Girl Scouts and volunteers to weed and plant flowers outside of APCM in 2012. It wasn’t just to spruce up the museum; it was to engage young people in volunteerism and instilling a sense of community.

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BAE report says Ukraine has faced cyberattacks LONDON (AP) — Ukraine was repeatedly attacked by sophisticated cyberspies as tensions between pro-Russian and Western-leaning factions escalated in recent months, according to a report from U.K.based defense contractor BAE Systems. Ukrainian computer systems have been targeted by at least 22 attacks launched by “committed and well-funded professionals” since January 2013, BAE found. While BAE didn’t identify the source of the attacks, a German company said the espionage software has “Russian roots.” The spies used “Snake” malware that allowed them to gain control of the computer systems of large organizations and steal information, according to the report from BAE’s Applied Intelligence unit. Snake’s design “suggests that attackers possess an arsenal of infiltration tools and bears all the hallmarks of a highly sophisticated cyber operation,” BAE said. While the report released last week by BAE Systems Applied Intelligence doesn’t name Russia as the source of the attacks, it suggests they originated in the time zone where Moscow is located. G Data Software, based in Bochum, Germany, went a step further, saying that a variant of the snake software known as Uroburos has “Russian roots.” There are “strong indications” that the group behind Uroburos, the Greek word for an ancient symbol that shows a serpent eating its own tale, is the same one that attacked U.S. military bases in 2008 with malware known as Agent.BTZ, G Data said. “Notable hints include the usage of the exact same encryption key then and now, as well as the presence of Russian language in both cases,” according to the G Data report. The BAE report, which is highly technical and designed to help system operators block attacks, comes at an uneasy moment in relations between Ukraine and Russia. ProRussian leader Viktor Yanukovich fled his country after months of anti-government protests by Ukrainians who favored closer ties with the European Union. In response, pro-Russian forces took control of Crimea and scheduled a referendum on joining Russia. A majority of people in Crimea identify with Russia and Moscow’s Black Sea Fleet is based in Sevastopol, making it a flashpoint for tensions. While Ukraine was the most frequently targeted by Snake malware, it is not alone. BAE identified 56 attacks that took place since 2010. Thirty-two were directed at Ukraine and 11 at Lithuania, another former Soviet republic. The U.K. was subject to four attacks, with

“They learned a lot of leadership skills and organizational skills,” she said. “I think they learned a lot and they had fun.” Rubin, who recently moved from New Jersey, now lives in Holyoke, MA with her husband. She has three daughters who are all pursuing college degrees. The ACM picked the perfect fit for their Ambassador Program. A person who cares tremendously about her community, programs for children, and the children’s museum in Westfield, MA. For more information on Rubin and her community involvement contact APCM at (413) 572-4014.

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Park Square Realty Awards and Recognition The Park Square Realty Awards and Recognition Breakfast took place on February 25, 2014 at Lattitudes Restaurant in West Springfield. The yearly event is an opportunity for Park Square to recognize the efforts and accomplishments of the agents and staff in both the Feeding Hills and Westfield Park Square Offices. Park Square Realty had an impressive year in 2013, ending the year as the #1 Company for Closed Transactions in the Agawam/

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Feeding Hills, Westfield, Southwick, West Springfield quadrant. For the year 2013, the #1 agent for the company was Kim Landry from the Feeding Hills Office. Kim Landry was the agent with the highest sales volume at Park Square Realty in 2013 and also the transaction leader for the Feeding Hills Office. Also in 2013, Aimee Tompkins was the #1 Agent for sales volume out of several top producing agents in the West Park Square Office. Aimee was also #2 agent overall at Park Square Realty in 2013. Being the #1 and #2 agents at this company is quite an accomplishment because Park Square Realty actually has the highest average agent production out of the Top 5 Companies in Greater Springfield. This means that Kim and Aimee were the best of the best in 2013. The Park Square “Platinum Club” is reserved for the top 20% of all Park Square Realty’s Agents. According to Ted Cassell, President and Broker/Owner of Park Square Realty, in 2013, all 10 of the Platinum Club members produced over $2,500,000 in sales volume. The 2013 Platinum Club members for the Feeding Hills office were Kim Landry, Jan Szemela, Dee Cyr, Tim Coughlen and Donna O’Connor. The 2013 Platinum Club members from Westfield Office were Aimee Tompkins, Luiza Berman, Kristine Whitehouse, Lesley Lambert and Julianne Krutka.

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Barry Boccasile, Director of Growth & Development for Park Square Realty was pleased to announce that based on statistics, in 2013, several Park Square agents broke their all-time personal sales records and that is a fantastic thing to see. Park Square Realty is a locally owned real estate company with offices in Feeding Hills (413-789-9830) and Westfield (413-568-9226) and can be seen online at

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comcast Corp. will invest hundreds of millions of dollars in California and Florida theme parks, stepping outside its core business of telecommunications in an effort to boost revenue and profits. In a story published Sunday, The Philadelphia Inquirer said recent moves by the Philadelphia-based, cable-TV company represent a challenge to the Walt Disney Co.’s tourism business in Orlando. Comcast took over Universal Orlando Resorts as part of its NBCUniversal acquisition in 2011. This summer, it plans a new Harry Potter ride at a second theme park that will share the same 750 acre Universal complex. Comcast is also financing construction of the 1,800-room Cabana Bay Beach Resort with 50-50 partner Loews Corp., allowing guests to eat, sleep and swim on the same 750-acre Universal complex. Once fully open later this year, Cabana Bay will boost Universal’s hotel room count in Orlando by 75 percent, to 4,200 rooms. The first 600 are scheduled to open this month. CEO Brian Roberts said Comcast is “doubling down on theme parks” because the investment will pay off for many years to come. “We think there is a lot there in the theme park business for many years to come, and that we have the low market share and only one way to go,” Roberts said at an investor conference in January. In 2013, Comcast’s theme parks and resorts unit, part of NBCUniversal, reported $2.2 billion in revenue and $1 billion in operating cash flow — a measure of the division’s profitability. Between the second Potter attraction and Cabana Bay, the Universal theme park complex is expected to add 3,500 jobs this year, bringing its Orlando-area employment to about 17,000. Universal executives in Orlando do not say they are targeting Disney, the tourism giant with more than 20,000 hotel rooms and four theme parks. But they believe there is additional revenue — more room stays, more visitors, and more themed merchandise to sell them. “We don’t have to win,” Thomas L. Williams, chairman and chief executive officer of Universal Parks & Resorts, said in a recent interview. “We just have to get our share.”

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Lack of passport checks expose air security flaw JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press PARIS (AP) — When you travel, airport security agents may pat you down, inspect your deodorant and scan your body from head to toe. But there’s a good chance that no one’s checking whether you’re using someone’s lost or stolen passport. A gaping, if little-known, loophole in international aviation security came into broader view Sunday when the international police agency Interpol said its computer systems had

contained information on the theft of two passports that were used to board an ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight — but no national authorities had checked the database. Largely unheeded, Interpol has long sounded the alarm that growing international travel has underpinned a new market for identity theft and bogus passports have lured many people: Illegal immigrants, terrorists, drug runners, pretty much anyone looking to travel unnoticed. It’s not known whether stolen passports had

anything to do with Saturday’s disappearance of the Boeing 777 bound from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing with 239 people on board. But such oversights aren’t new — and Interpol hopes national authorities will “learn from the tragedy.” More than 1 billion times last year, travelers boarded planes without their passports being checked against Interpol’s database of 40 million stolen or lost travel documents, the Lyonbased police body said. Interpol Secretary General Ronald K. Noble said in a statement

Sunday that it has long asked why countries would “wait for a tragedy to put prudent security measures in place at borders and boarding gates.” Officials cite recent instances of use of stolen travel documents: A war crimes suspect who tried to attend a conference in Congo, but was instead arrested; the killer of the Serbian prime minister crossed 27 borders on a missing passport before he was caught; Samantha See Passport Checks, Page 7



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Hampden Bank continues its ongoing growth Bank announces business banking, commercial lending group hires Springfield (HBNK) – As part of the bank’s recent growth and continued business development strategy, Hampden Bank announced it has added three new hires to its Business Banking\Commercial Lending group. Denise B. Dukette Vice President, Commercial Credit Officer Denise Dukette joined the organization in June, 2013 as Vice President & Credit Officer of Business Banking and oversees risk management, credit underwriting and operational support for the bank’s business lending funcDenise B. tions. Ms. Dukette Dukette brings over 30 years of managerial and lending experience having held leadership roles at commercial and community banks in the Springfield, MA and Hartford CT markets, including Fleet Bank, TD Bank, and United Bank. She has managed credit departments, loan review, risk management, loan operations, and commercial lending, as well as working at a Western Massachusetts economic development agency. Ms. Dukette is a graduate of Wheaton College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. She also earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut. Ms. Dukette is active in the local commu-

nity through her leadership and participation on the boards of several civic and charitable organizations. She currently serves on the boards of Enfield Loaves & Fishes, and Microtek Corp., and is on the Finance Committee of The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts. She is an active volunteer in the VITA volunteer income tax return preparation program, which provides free tax return filing for low to moderate income individuals. She is also active in agricultural economic development efforts, and is on the Massachusetts loan committee of The Carrot Project; a member of the New England Peer Group of agricultural economic development lenders; and, has consulted with various economic development agencies across the country under the CDFI’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative. James R. Babcock Vice President, Commercial Lending James (Jay) R. Babcock of Glastonbury, Connecticut was recently hired as Vice President of Commercial Lending. Mr. Babcock has spent nearly all of his 25 years of commercial lending at community banks in the northern Connecticut market, including United Bank James R. (formerly New England Babcock Bank), Simsbury Bank & Trust and First National Bank of Suffield. His role at Hampden Bank will include business development in

Massachusetts and reaching out into Connecticut to develop profitable business for the Bank from that expanding market. Mr. Babcock is a graduate of The George Washington University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He also earned a Masters of Business Administration from Babson College. Jay has been civically involved in all of the communities in which he has lived and worked over the years. His current involvement includes membership on the Endowment Committee at his local church and the support of a local, volunteer public library. He will also be volunteering his time for the annual Brightside Annual Golf Classic this spring. John T. Downs Vice President, Commercial Lending John T. Downs a Chicopee, Massachusetts native was hired as Vice President, Commercial Lending. Mr. Downs brings over 30 years of managerial and commercial lending experience having held leadership roles at community banks in the western Massachusetts region, John T. including PeoplesBank Downs and Chicopee Savings Bank. Mr. Downs is a graduate of American International College where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He also earned a Masters of

Business Administration from Western New England University. Mr. Downs has served on many non-profit boards and is currently the Chairman of HAP, Inc. in Springfield, MA. Mr. Downs was also the past President of the East Longmeadow Rotary Club and continues to be an active member. Mr. Downs currently resides in Belchertown, with his wife Ann and son Jacob. According to Luke Kettles, SVP & Chief Lending Officer of Hampden Bank, “I am delighted to welcome these new team members. They are all seasoned banking professionals with a strong customer-focus, who will provide solid support to assist our clients with all of their commercial borrowing and cash management needs. Denise, John and Jay not only bring a wealth of knowledge to their positions but also provide Hampden Bank opportunity for continued growth and success.” About Hampden Bank. Since1852 Hampden Bank has been “brightening the days’ of its customers. A local community bank serving the families and businesses throughout Hampden County, Hampden Bank has ten branch office locations in Springfield, Agawam, Longmeadow, West Springfield, Wilbraham, at Tower Square in downtown Springfield, Indian Orchard, and its newest location on Boston Road. In addition to offering the most up-to-date banking services, Hampden Bank also offers clients a full array of insurance and financial products through its subsidiary Hampden Financial.

Genesis Spiritual Life & Conference Center offers March, April Lenten programs Westfield — Genesis Spiritual Life & Conference Center is pleased to announce that there is still space in a few of their Lenten programs. Set on nineteen wooded acres in Westfield, Massachusetts, the center combines sensitivity to atmosphere, devotion to the land, and carefully designed programs so all who come may experience God’s providential care. Lenten programs include: March 18, 2014 – Christ: Model of Compassionate Living Lent is a gifted time to reflect on how sorrow and suffering are God’s classroom for compassion. There will be opportunities to ponder compassion as received from God and as lived in relationship with others. This program runs from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Fee: $50 with lunch, $40 without. Preregistration is required. Leader: Collette Hanlon, SC, MEd, MA,

BCC, enjoys the ongoing discovery of spirituality in relationships, work, and the healthcare journey. She is engaged in chaplaincy ministry and serves at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA. March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 2014 Open Our Hearts, Lord: A Four-Week Lenten Series Week One: (March 18) “Living into Lent” - an opportunity to enter this holy season in ways which enable us to know, love and serve God and others more fully Week Two: (March 25) “Scared, Scarred, Sacred” – pondering Jesus’ suffering may be scary, will leave us scarred, but also invites us more fully into the Sacred Week Three: (April 1) “Guilt and Forgiveness, Challenges and Opportunities” – What can we learn from moments of healthy guilt and how might we utilize that deepened understanding to become a more forgiving person?

Cyber Attacks Continued from Page 6 two each directed at the U.S., Georgia and Belgium. “Whilst this view is likely to only be the tip of the iceberg, it does give us an initial insight into the profile of targets for the Snake Operations,” BAE said. Martin Sutherland, the managing director, of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, said the threat described in the report raises the bar in terms of what potential targets and security officials need to do to keep ahead of cyberattackers. “What this research once more demonstrates is how organized and well-funded adversaries are using highly sophisticated tools and techniques to target legitimate organizations on a massive scale,” he said in a statement. “Although there has been some awareness of the Snake malware for some years, until now the full scale of its capabilities could not be revealed, and the threat it presents is clearly something that needs to be taken much more seriously.”

Passport Checks Continued from Page 6 Lewthwaite, the former wife of one of the suicide bombers in the 2005 attack on London’s transit system, escaped capture when she produced a fraudulently obtained South African passport. Sometimes, authorities are outmatched: Ticket-buying regulations and border control techniques vary from country to country, and an Interpol official says there’s no one-sizefits-all explanation why some countries don’t use its database systematically. For the last decade, Interpol has stocked and shared information on stolen or lost passports in ways few international agencies can: it has 190 member countries. And air security is increasingly international work: the Malaysia flight had mostly Chinese and Malaysian passengers, but Americans, Australians, French, Indians Indonesians and Ukrainians too. The Interpol stolen or lost travel documents database draws on information from 167 countries. It was searched more than 800 million times last year — but one in eight searches was conducted by the United Arab Emirates alone. The U.S. and Britain are other big users, and France and Switzerland routinely check it too, Interpol officials said. “Now, we have a real case where the world is speculating whether the stolen passport holders were terrorists, while Interpol is asking why only a handful of countries worldwide are taking care to make sure that persons possessing stolen passports are not boarding international flights,” Noble said Sunday of the Malaysia flight. Speaking to reporters in Paris in October, Noble said some member countries cite a lack of police resources, privacy concerns, or political hostilities with other countries for their failure to check passports against the global data — though interest has grown: Border agents checked it 740 million times in 2012, producing 60,000 hits. In November, in yet another talk on the subject, Noble said that four of every 10 international passengers are still not screened against the database. Some countries have woken up more to the threat. In 2006, U.S. authorities

scanned the database about 2,000 times — but did so 78 million times just three years later. The declared thefts of the two passports used — one of Austrian national Christian Kozel in 2012, and one of Luigi Maraldi of Italy last year — were entered into Interpol’s database after they were stolen in Thailand, the police body said. Authorities are examining other suspicious passports and working to determine the true identities of those who used the stolen passports to board the Malaysia Airlines flight. In Thailand, where immigration police last year caught a Thai man with 5,000 fake passports, officials say international cooperation helps, but passport forgers are now using advanced technology, and can evade capture with techniques like finding a lookalike to match the passport, or altering the passport photo. “It must take great skills and expertise by our officers to detect the fake passports and visa stamps because the system cannot detect them the whole time,” said Maj. Gen. Warawuth Thaweechaikarn, commander of the Immigration Police’s investigative division. Interpol wants to get airlines involved. It’s preparing an initiative called “I-Checkit” that will let businesspeople in the travel, banking and hospitality industries screen documents against the lost documents database when customers book a flight, check into a hotel room or open a financial account. The project is still being worked out, an official said. With untold millions of state-issued passports in use worldwide, citizens can help with vigilance. Police Lt. Gen. Panya Maman told reporters that Maraldi, the 37-year-old Italian, had deposited his passport as a guarantee at a motorbike rental shop. But when he returned the bike, the shop said they’d already given his passport to some guy who looked like him. Maraldi then filed a missing passport report to local police in Phuket in July. Speaking Sunday in Bangkok, Maraldi said he had no idea who made off with it.

Week Four: (April 8) “Cardinal Bernadin’s Stations of the Cross” – Eugene Kennedy’s reflections on Jesus and Cardinal Bernadin’s suffering challenge us to open our hearts more deeply as we enter Holy Week this year. This session runs from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday from March 25 to April 8. Fee: $45. Pre-registration is required. Leader: Collette Hanlon, SC, MEd, MA, BCC. April 12, 2014 – Ukrainian Easter Eggs The decorating of Ukrainian Easter Eggs, handed down through generations, is practiced the world over. Legend has it that as long as eggs are decorated, goodness will prevail over

evil throughout the world. Learn how to decorate eggs using a stylus, beeswax and dyes. Fee includes the use of all materials to decorate your own eggs. This session runs from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Fee: $30. Pre-registration is required. Leader: Susan Urban, has been teaching Pysanky, the art of painting Easter eggs, for over 25 years. The Genesis Spiritual Life & Conference Center is located at 53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085. For more information or to register, please call 413-562-3627, or register online at

Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce Honorable Justice Greaney (Ret.) to speak at Chamber Breakfast WESTFIELD — The Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce will hold their St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast on Friday, March 14, 2014 at Westfield State University in Scanlon Hall located at 577 Western Avenue, Westfield, MA. Registration begins at 7:15 am; breakfast is served at 7:30 a.m. and the program will end at 8:50 a.m. The Honorable Justice John Greaney (Ret.) will speak on the relevance and economic impact of Irish immigrants. The Chief Greeter is Jayne Mulligan. Special guests include Paige E., Templeton, Sons of Erin 2014 Colleen, and Dr. Brian Sutton, Sons of Erin 2014 Parade Marshall. Music entertainment will be provided by Sarah the Fiddler. There will be a 50/50 raffle to support our annual Dollars for Scholars recipients. This event is sponsored by our premium members: Noble Hospital, Platinum; Westfield Gas & Electric, Gold Sponsor; FieldEddy Insurance, Silver Sponsor. Sunshine Village is the Coffee Bar Sponsor. Please contact Pam Bussell to reserve tickets, or if you would like to donate a door prize at (413) 568-1618 or email to info@ The cost is $25.00 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Kindly RSVP by Monday, March 10th. The Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce looks forward to seeing you there!

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Obituaries Garland D. Robinson WESTFIELD - Garland D. “Robby” Robinson, 78, a fifty year Westfield resident, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 7, 2014 at Noble Hospital. He was born in Parcoal, West Virginia on April 25, 1935, a son of the late Alba P. and Willa M. (Staly) Robinson. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 until 1957, receiving the Army of Occupation of Germany Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of American Legion Post 0462 and loved fishing, playing cards, horseshoes, the Red Sox, New England Patriots, UCONN girls basketball, and most of all spending time with his grandchildren. He was previously employed as a supervisor at Connleaf. He is survived by his fiancé and beloved companion of forty four years, Mary Ann Champagne of Westfield; his son, James Robinson of CT, and daughter, Lisa Robinson of Westfield. He will be sadly missed by six grandchildren, Tess, Justine, Lisa, Peter, Nicolette, Gerrott, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Noble Hospital ICU for their care and compassion for Robby. Relatives and friends are requested to gather on Wednesday, March 12 for 2:00 p.m. committal services at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel, 1390 Main Street, Agawam. There are no calling hours. The Legacy Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Please visit for more information.



State gains 55,000 jobs, jobless rate up BOB SALSBERG Associated Press Massachusetts gained more than 55,000 jobs in 2013, the largest calendar year increase since 2000, state officials reported Thursday. The strong growth in jobs came in a year during which the state’s monthly unemployment rate crept up to and eventually exceeded the national unemployment rate for the first time since 2007, a fact officials said was attributable to more people looking for work in a healthier economy. The state’s Labor and Workforce Development office also released the preliminary jobs reports for January, showing a net decline of 4,500 jobs during that month, while the overall unemployment rate fell three-tenths of a point to 6.8 percent. The national unemployment rate was 6.6 percent in January. Gov. Deval Patrick called the statewide increase of 55,200 jobs last year encouraging, and said he was confident of the direction the Massachusetts economy was moving in. He also noted an uneven prosperity around the state. “At the same time, I know that not every community and not every household are feeling the effects of the recovery as yet,” Patrick said on a conference call with reporters. The governor pointed to other signals of economic strength, including a recent report from the economic journal MassBenchmarks showing the state’s fourth-quarter gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 5.5 percent, outpacing a 3.2 percent national growth rate in the final three months of 2013. He also said the state is leading the nation in venture capital spending. Massachusetts is deploying strategies to address regional economic disparities, Patrick added, pointing to recent gains in

manufacturing employment in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts and Merrimack Valley in the northeastern part of the state, two of the areas hardest hit by the recession. Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki said the 2013 job numbers, along with gains posted in the three previous years, demonstrate Massachusetts has advanced beyond simply rebounding from the economic downturn that hit the nation almost seven years ago. The contrasting rise in the unemployment rate to a level higher than the nation as a whole has puzzled some state officials and economists, but Bialecki said he was not discouraged by the figures. He said they showed more people were feeling optimistic enough about the state’s economy to re-enter the labor market and look for work. “It means we have to keep adding jobs,” he said. “If we keep adding jobs … the unemployment rate will start coming down.” Massachusetts had a higher rate of participation in the labor force than the rest of the country, Bialecki said, and its 2012 population gain as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau was the highest in decades — meaning the state was becoming a more desirable place to live and work. Officials cautioned not to read too much into the preliminary January numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that showed a dip in jobs from the previous month. They said the initial estimates often undergo significant revisions that could be reflected in future reports. Construction, leisure and hospitality, financial activities and the education and health services sectors of the economy gained jobs in January, while losses were reported in manufacturing; trade, transportation and utilities; professional, scientific and business services; and in government.


History of the Athenaeum WESTFIELD - On March 19, the Westfield Athenaeum is proud to be honoring one its own. Join us as we bestow the 2014 Edwin Smith Distinguished Speaker Award upon Bob Brown. Mr. Brown has distinguished himself as an expert in Westfield history, most notably athenaeum history. His presentation “Athenaeum History: Fact and Fiction” will clarify the founding, the development and the expansion of the Westfield Athenaeum since its inception. A welcome reception will precede Mr. Brown’s presentation at 6 p.m. in the Rand Art Gallery. The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Museum Trip SOUTHWICK - A bus will depart from the Southwick Senior Center at 10 a.m. on March 20 for the Connecticut Science Museum at 3 p.m. The cost is $20 per person, which includes entrance to the museum and parking. Lunch will be on your own at the museum.

Exercise Classes WESTFIELD - Exercise classes at the Westfield Senior Center taught by Westfield State University students majoring in Movement Science under the direct supervision of Dr. Melissa Roti will begin in March and run for six sessions. The classes will be held on Thursdays, March 20 and 27, April 3, 10 and 17 and May 1 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. There is no charge, but sign-ups are necessary because space is limited. This program has been very successful in the past so we are thrilled to have a new group of students to lead the classes again this year. Free parking is available in the Stop & Shop lot or, for no more than three hours, in the Thomas Street Municipal Lot located behind the Bank of America. Services and programs at the Senior Center are open to any resident aged 60 and older. To sign up for the sessions or for more information, please call 562-6435

Scholarship Application WESTFIELD - The CSF Westfield Dollars for Scholars Board of Directors announces that students applying for scholarships must file online. Through the new website, http://, students will have the ability to create online profiles, which allow them to apply for and be matched to multiple scholarships for the 2014 school year. The student dashboard on the website will give students and their parents one stop shopping for chapter scholarships, educational resources, opportunities and events. We encourage prospective college students to begin developing online profiles now, to assure that you are alerted about scholarship opportunities in advance of deadlines. Applications must be submitted by March 22.

Mohegan Sun Bus Trip SOUTHWICK - On March 24 there will be a bus trip to Mohegan Sun. The bus will depart from the Southwick Town Hall at 8 a.m. sharp and will leave Mohegan Sun at 3:30 p.m. for a 5 p.m. arrival back at the Town Hall. The cost is $18 per person, which includes $15 meal credit and $20 in Big 6 Wheel free bets (subject to change without notice). To reserve seats, contact Cara at P&R (413) 569-5701 or email at

Caring for Antique Textiles SOUTHWICK - The Southwick Historical Society will present “Threads from the Past How to Care for Your Antique Textiles,” on Thursday, March 27. Our speaker is Penni Martorell from Whistariahurst Museum in Holyoke, where she serves as a professional archivist and curator of collections. She also lectures on the industrial history, immigrant history and paper and textile mill history of Holyoke. She has led workshops on preserving

heirlooms and basic textile preservation. Please join us at Christ Church United Methodist Fellowship Hall, at 222 College Highway, Southwick at 7 p.m. for this free and informative presentation. Bring your quilts or favorite antique textiles and learn how to care for your cherished items.

Dollars for Scholars SOUTHWICK - Southwick Dollars for Scholars officially has launched a new website through a new software tool provided by Scholarship America, Dollars for Scholars’ parent organization. This new website will allow Southwick Dollars for Scholars to help students in the community access more scholarships. Through the website, students will have the ability to create an online profile, which allows them to apply for and be matched to multiple scholarships on both the local and national level. We provide scholarships for both graduating seniors and postgrads. Application deadline is March 28. Applications are available at Southwick Town Hall, Southwick Public Library, STGRHS guidance office and online.

Maple Sugar House SOUTHWICK - On March 29, we will be leaving the Southwick Senior Center at 9 a.m. to see how maple sugar is made at the Maple Corner Farm Sugar House. The cost is $2 per person. While there, you will be able to enjoy breakfast on your own.

Legion Scholarships WESTFIELD - The Department of Massachusetts American Legion may grant ten $1,000 and ten $500 for college expenses of a child/grandchild, whose parent is a current member in good standing of an American Legion Post within the Department of Massachusetts. Applications shall be filed on or before April 1. The scholarship shall be for the next school year only and limited to incoming freshmen. Applications for Post 124 and Department of Massachusetts scholarships are available at Post 124, 38 Broad St., Westfield.

of acceptance must accompany application. The parent or guardian of the student must be a member of Post 124 or a deceased member. Application deadline is April 23. The scholarship will be awarded on Memorial Day.

Scholarship Applications Available WEST SPRINGFIELD - The Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts Scholarship Committee announces scholarship applications are now available online at adclubwm. org. Applications will also be available through guidance departments at high schools in Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties or by contacting the Ad Club at 413-736-2582. Western Massachusetts seniors who have been accepted by an accredited college or technical school to study advertising, communications, marketing or graphics arts and will be attending in September 2014 are encouraged to apply. In 2014, one $1000 scholarship will be awarded. Completed scholarship applications and all support materials must be submitted to the Ad Club and postmarked by April 28. Scholarship decisions are made by the Scholarship Committee of Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts and are considered final. The scholarship will be awarded at the Ad Club’s June professional development luncheon.

Computer Support Tutorials WESTFIELD - Do you have some computer knowledge and experience, but get stuck on certain technical tasks because you never learned how to do them? Individual computer support tutorials are offered at the Senior Center in the Computer Lab located on the second floor. Frank Quirk, retired Senior Lecturer at Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies, conducts the tutorials. There is no charge, but participants must sign up in advance. Sessions are offered on Wednesday mornings between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and each is a half-hour in length. Participants should call the Senior Center at 562-6435 to sign up for a session.

Transitioning Homes Program Yoga Classes WESTFIELD - Noble Hospital will host a free informational program called Compass to Care -Navigating the Transition from Hospital to Home: How to Help Yourself or Your Elders. This program is open to the public and will be held on Wednesday, April 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Noble Hospital’s Conference Room A. Compass to Care is designed to give an overview of services available to assist patients and their families in moving from hospitalization to home, nursing home, assisted living or other facility.

MONTGOMERY - Grace Hall Memorial Library is sponsoring yoga classes at the Town Hall, 161 Main Road in Montgomery Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. The mixedlevel class is taught by Kathy Niedzielski, CYT, of LifeDance Studios in Westfield, and is appropriate for most ability levels. The fee is $10 per class and students should bring their own mats. For more information contact the library by phone at (413) 862-3894 or via email at

Shredding Event

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

WESTFIELD - CSF Westfield Dollars for Scholars is holding a paper shredding fundraiser. On Saturday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Valley Green Shredding of South Deerfield, is donating its equipment to help raise funds for Westfield students. For only $5 you may have up to two boxes of documents shredded. Shredding will take place in the South Middle School parking lot. Note, these items are not acceptable for shredding: 3-ring binders, batteries, electronics, large binder clips, vinyl, plastics or x-rays. All proceeds will fund scholarships for Westfield students.

WESTFIELD - Are you raising a grandchild? Grandparents’ traditional roles change dramatically when they assume total responsibility of caring for their grandchildren. Although each family situation is unique, there are many similar needs and concerns. The Greater Westfield Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Westfield Boys and Girls Club. Childcare will be provided. All grandparents are welcome to attend starting at 6:30 p.m. For questions, please contact or call 562-2301.

American Legion Scholarship

Museum Discounts

WESTFIELD - The Scholarship Committee of American Legion Post 124, 38 Broad St., Westfield announces its 17th annual $500 scholarship for High School Seniors. Qualifications: Student must be a High School Senior accepted by a college, university or accredited post-secondary school. Proof

SOUTHWICK - The Southwick Public Library and its Friends Association have 15 area passes/discounts available for check out to its adult patrons in good standing. Each pass is allowed out for two days, may be checked out by a family once per month, and are $5 per day past due.

The library’s passes/discounts include: The Springfield Museums, Amelia Park Children’s Museum, the New Children’s Museum in West Hartford and Roaring Brook Nature Center, Eric Carle Museum, Connecticut Trolley Museum, Massachusetts State Parks Pass, Connecticut Science Center, and the U.S.S. Constitution, Boston. The Friends of the Library passes/discounts include: The Basketball Hall of Fame, Magic Wings, Mystic Seaport, New England Air Museum, Zoo at Forest Park, Holyoke Children’s Museum, and Norman Rockwell Museum.

Library Collection SOUTHWICK - A special collection housed in the Children’s Room helps families to cope with various challenges and issues. The Bibliotherapy Collection consists of fiction and non-fiction titles to read to your children regarding physiological changes, keeping safe, coping with learning disabilities and starting middle school. These titles cover subjects such as welcoming a new baby, potty training, bullying, diabetes, death and dealing with our feelings. On the shelves, you can easily find them with a reddish orange sticker on the spine of the book. For more information on these resources as well as Children’s Programs, visit the Children’s Room or call us at 413569-1221x4.

Southwick-On-Stage SOUTHWICK - Southwick-On-Stage announces a director’s search for the 2014 season. The theatre group plans to produce two shows. Both shows will be presented on the stage at the Southwick Town Hall. The first show will be: ‘On Golden Pond’, by Ernest Thompson (first produced in 1979) and the second production (pending licensing approval) will be a musical “The Fantasticks’, music by Harvey Schmidt, book and lyrics by Tom Jones. Interested parties should contact the theatre group via their website: southwick-on-stage. org or contact Joan Perkins-Smith at 413-5691572 and select ‘Opportunities’ and ‘Directors’.

Online Seminar WESTFIELD - Scholarship America has partnered with CollegeWeekLive to host an online event specifically for Dollars for Scholars communities. CSF Westfield Dollars for Scholars is pleased to offer students, parents and others in Westfield a convenient way to receive relevant and timely information from national experts on financing education beyond high school. The event will feature three live, interactive presentations, and include topics such as completing the FAFSA, understanding financial aid options and sharing tips on finding and applying for scholarships. Participants can join the presentations from the comfort of their home, school, or library – anywhere that has a computer and internet access. Please, join CSF Westfield Dollars for Scholars in this great opportunity!

Wild and Scenic WESTFIELD - The Wild and Scenic Westfield River turns 20 years old and the Watershed Suitcases are out and about in local Libraries and Town Halls to celebrate. They are “Traveling the Watershed”, inspiring community members to take a second look at the Westfield River and join the Wild and Scenic volunteers for trainings and workdays for 2014, our 20th year of having been honored with Wild and Scenic designation. The suitcases are designed and painted by local artists and are chock full of information and ideas for adventure. There are reference books, maps, DVD’s, guidebooks and brochures. If you have a location within the ten towns with Wild & Scenic designation or in neighboring towns where the suitcases might be hosted, call Meredyth Babcock 413 6232070.



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Westfield Youth Hockey League Report Westfield Jr. Bombers 21, Franklin County 12 Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Smead Arena, Springfield, MA Division: Mite 2 After a few short-handed games over the past couple of weeks, the Westfield Jr. Bombers went up against FCHA at Smead Arena for the 3rd time this season. Westfield brought their ‘A’ game and came out on top thanks to great passing and defense. Jarred Ritter had a phenomenal game playing goal for the Jr. Bombers, sacrificing only 12 of the (36) shots against him. Sean McMahon would start out the goal scoring for Westfield and end up with three goals for the game. Evan Grant would follow suit with another three goals for Westfield and one assist. Darrin Schnopp scored two goals, one being assisted by Michael Miller, and Katie Collins would net three goals of her own as well as four assists. David Forrest was on fire scoring a notable four goals with assists by Jesse Spear and Michael Pelletier. Scoring two goals each were Spear, Patrick Rae and Michael Miller. Against FCHA, Westfield now holds two wins and one tie for the season. Westfield Jr. Bombers Red 17, Ludlow 12 Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Smead Arena, Springfield, MA Division: Mite 3 The Junior Bombers had one of their best games of the season in a big win against Ludlow. The team played excellent defense and worked together to attack the Ludlow goal for the entire game. The crowd was impressed by their energy throughout the game. Joey Tymeson was in Westfield’s goal, saving 11 in the win. Leading the offense was an impressive five goals for Joey Roselli, four goals for A.J. Robbins, and the hat trick for Brandon Houle. Gavin Connors and Ryan Rodgers each had two goals a piece and Sean Rodgers had one. Spencer Roy and Jacob Hanselman were strong

defensive players and contributed assists in more than one occasion. Pioneer Valley Lightning 11, Westfield Jr. Bombers 10 Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Olympia Ice Center, West Springfield, MA Division: Mite 3 The Westfield Junior Bombers Red team finished out an exciting weekend, dropping an 11-10 thriller to Pioneer Valley on Sunday. The Bombers mounted a furious rally to tie the game late only to have the Lightning score with seconds to play. In what was the most exciting game of the season, Westfield played with great pride to overcome a late three goal deficit. Evan Michelucci led the charge with three goals while Gavin Connors and Brandon Houle added two apiece. Nolan Lafayette, Joe Roselli, and Spencer Roy also scored for the Bombers. Joey Tymeson was stout in goal late in the game. His 17 saves allowed the Bombers to begin their comeback. Holy Name Stars 14, Westfield Jr. Bombers White 5 Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Olympia Ice Center, West Springfield, MA Division: Mite 3 The Westfield Junior Bombers played an outstanding game against Holy Name on Sunday, February 23,

The PeeWee A team celebrates a championship at the Lake Placid Tournament on March 2. (Submitted photo) 2014. Nicholas LaComb played a great game in the goal and he had more than 10 saves. Paul Lawry and Brannon Miele each had two goals and Jacob Millard scored one goal. The Bombers defense was strong and Cody Bard, Owen Colbath, Ryan DeFalco, Richard Moritko, Quinn O’ Brien and Kaitlyn Ondrick all played a fantastic game. Holy Name 12, Westfield Jr. Bombers White 8 Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Smead Arena, Springfield, MA Division: Mite 3 The Westfield Junior Bombers played a great game but fell short to Holy Name. Quinn O’Brien was in the goal and had more than 15 saves. Westfield goals were scored by Ryan DeFalco, Cody Bard, Paul Lawry, Jacob Millard, Richard Moritko and a hat trick for Brannon Miele. Owen Colbath, Kaitlyn Ondrick and Gavin Trzepacz played great defense for the team.

Pioneer Valley Lightning 15, Westfield Jr. Bombers White 7 Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Smead Arena, Springfield, MA Division: Mite 3 Westfield Junior Bombers played a fantastic game but Pioneer Valley Lightning took the win. The Junior Bombers scored seven goals and Brannon Miele led the team with two goals. Owen Colbath, Ryan DeFalco, Paul Lawry, Jacob Millard and Richard Moritko all scored one goal. Quinn O’Brien did a great job in goal and he had more than 10 saves. Kaitlyn Ondrick, Gavin Trzepacz and Cody Bard all played great defense to help out their team. Westfield Jr. Bombers 2, Ludlow Gold 1 Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Amelia Park Ice Arena, Westfield, MA Division: Squirt 2 As the season starts to wind down, the Bombers are looking to finish strong. And they did so with a solid win this morning over Ludlow. The first period had both teams moving

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After Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo (1) blocked the puck, Boston Bruins’ Chris Kelly (23) steps over him during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Sunrise, Fla., Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

Bruins win 5th straight SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Bruins’ domination of the Florida Panthers continued. Well, the Bruins are beating just about everyone lately. Torey Krug scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and the Bruins won their season-high fifth straight with a 5-2 victory over the Panthers on Sunday. Chad Johnson made 20 saves, and Chris Kelly, Jarome Iginla, Patrice Bergeron and Andrej Meszaros also scored for Boston. Bergeron also had two assists for the Bruins, who are 7-0-3 during a 10-game stretch

on the road, their longest such point streak since 2010-11. The Bruins have taken 14 of 16 from the Panthers, including eight straight by a combined 33-10 score. Boston is now in first place in the Eastern Conference. “We’ve worked hard to get ourselves back at the top of the conference,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said. “By the looks of it, it’ll probably be a battle right until the end.” Jimmy Hayes scored both goals for Florida, and Roberto Luongo See Bruins, Page 11

PROVIDENCE, RI – Westfield High School wrestlers Austin Shrewsbury and Dominic Liquori competed at the New England Tournament in Providence, RI this weekend. They were the first two wrestlers from Westfield to qualify for the tournament in more than 20 years. Westfield junior Austin Shrewsbury wrestled in the 285 class, while his teammate, Senior Dominic Liquori wrestled in the 185-pound class. Both wrestlers fought hard and performed well. Liquori ranked in the top 12, but fell just short of the medal round by one match. AUSTIN According to coach Coe, he wrestled incredibly SHREWSBURY well and just barely lost a very close match. Shrewsbury had a tough match in the quarterfinals. It was an equally close match and he kept fighting back. Ultimately, he finished in 3rd place. Dominic Liquori, a senior, will be going on to Springfield Community College to study Criminal Justice. He will continue to wrestle, but his focus will be on his education. Coach Bob Coe reveals, “He came a long way as a student, an athlete, and a person.” After struggling academically as a freshman, which interfered with his wrestling, Liquori did a complete 180 and came back strong. Many schools showed interest in Liquori for wrestling, but he is choosing to stay closer to home for now. Proudly, Coach Coe explains that although Liquori values wrestling very highly, he is making the choice of putting his academics and his future first. As for Shrewsbury, Coe believes that while he is already a very good athlete, he will continue to improve for next season. While the team suffered some setbacks throughout this season due to the weather, injuries, sickness, and discouragingly close losses, the Bombers really stepped it up and had many highs. “Overall, it was a great season,” Coe said. “I couldn’t be prouder of these guys … Coming back next year, we have some very strong wrestlers.”

the puck well and kept the action moving from one end of the ice to the other. Westfield broke up the tie in the second period when Olivia Lawry set up behind Ludlow’s net and fed Andrew Eidinger, who then found the back of the net. The Bombers added their second goal when Gage Sperlonga gave it up to Drew Glenzel and then beat the Ludlow net minder. As the 3rd period ticked down, Ludlow was able to get on the board with a wicked wrister that beat Westfield goalie Sean Rowbotham. Up until that goal, Rowbotham had turned away numerous shots throughout the game and kept the Bombers in it. Westfield’s defense played solid, with Harrison Klein, Aiden Jubb, Kalya Russ and Elyse Eidinger all making great plays. But Jake Marcoulier was huge when he broke up a sure breakaway towards the end of the game. And Ryan Major came through big time blocking a Ludlow shot as time expired. — Courtesy of Westfield Youth Hockey League

Lakeland blanks Westfield State University CLERMONT, FLA. – The Westfield State University softball team opened its 2014 season by dropping an 8-0 decision to Lakeland College of Wisconsin on Sunday morning. Lakeland, 2-3, scored four runs in both the second and fourth innings. The big blows were a three-run triple from leadoff hitter SamiJo Williams and a two-run single by Mikayla Hilton. Lakeland outhit Westfield, 10-2. Alison Bauer was 3-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI. Freshman Julia Sullivan and Paige Circosta rapped singles for the Owls. Senior Kelley Fluet suffered the pitching setback. Westfield returns to action on Monday morning, March 10, when it plays Franciscan (Ohio) University at 9 a.m., and Monmouth (Illinois) College at 11.

Bellamy coming home to Amelia Park WESTFIELD – Team USA’s Women’s Hockey Olympic silver medalist and Westfield native Kacey Bellamy is coming home. On Wed., March 12 from 6-8 p.m., Bellamy will be welcomed back to the Whip City and Amelia Park Ice Arena. “We are so grateful to Kacey and her family for helping us put together this well-deserved homecoming”, said Carole Appleton, Amelia Park Ice Arena executive director. “What Kacey has brought to hockey in our area, especially girls hockey, and to the Westfield area is amazing and immeasurable.” Bellamy is a two-time Women’s Olympian silver medalist, in Sochi (2014) and Vancouver (2010). She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2009 and ranks 3rd all-time in career points by a defensemen. She currently plays for the Canadian Women’s Hockey League’s (CWHL) Boston Blades. KACEY BELLAMY If you are interested in contributing to this event, please contact Carole Appleton, Executive Director, Amelia Park Ice Arena at 413-568-2503. Updates on the event will be available on, and the rink’s Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as the Westfield News and



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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL - SPRING TRAINING AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct Cleveland 9 1 .900 8 2 .800 Baltimore Seattle 10 3 .769 Tampa Bay 5 2 .714 New York 7 4 .636 Oakland 6 4 .600 Minnesota 5 4 .556 Detroit 6 5 .545 5 5 .500 Kansas City Toronto 5 6 .455 Houston 4 6 .400 4 6 .400 Los Angeles Chicago 3 5 .375 Boston 3 7 .300 Texas 2 7 .222

NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct Washington 7 3 .700 Miami 6 3 .667 Pittsburgh 7 4 .636 San Francisco 7 4 .636 Arizona 7 6 .538 6 6 .500 Colorado Milwaukee 6 7 .462 Chicago 5 6 .455 4 5 .444 New York 4 6 .400 Los Angeles San Diego 3 6 .333 4 9 .308 Cincinnati St. Louis 2 5 .286 Philadelphia 2 8 .200 Atlanta 2 9 .182

Buchholz pitches Sox past Pirates BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Clay Buchholz pitched three hitless innings, Mike Carp hit a long homer and the Boston Red Sox beat a Pittsburgh Pirates split squad 4-1 on Sunday. Buchholz faced nine batters and got five outs on grounders. He walked one and struck out one. Jackie Bradley Jr., trying to win a job in center field, gave the Red Sox a 2-0 lead in the second by grounding a two-run single into right field. In the third, Carp hit his second home run of the spring onto the boardwalk in rightcenter. Pirates right-hander Charlie Morton worked the first three innings and allowed three runs (one earned) on five hits. Pittsburgh was hitless until the sixth, when Gregory Polanco led off with an infield single. STARTING TIME Red Sox: Buchholz breezed through the

first two innings on 17 pitches. The only ball hit out of the infield during that stretch was Jaff Decker’s blooper, which was caught by left fielder Alex Hassan. Pirates: Morton struggled in his third outing this spring. He let six of his 16 batters reach base. “It was just bad,” Morton said. “I was falling behind hitters. When I was ahead of hitters, everything turned out OK. The problem was I didn’t get ahead of many.” TRAINER’S ROOM Red Sox: Right-hander Jake Peavy, who has a gash on his non-pitching hand, is expected to start Thursday. Peavy threw a simulated game Saturday. ... Outfielder Shane Victorino (lower back tightness) will play Monday or Tuesday. “It won’t be both,” manager John Farrell said. The Red Sox are off Wednesday. Pirates: Travis Ishikawa played in his first See Red Sox, Page 11

NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Sunday’s Games Baltimore 9, Pittsburgh (ss) 2 Houston 4, Toronto 3 Boston 4, Pittsburgh (ss) 1 N.Y. Yankees 3, Tampa Bay 3, tie, 10 innings Washington 11, St. Louis 1 Detroit 3, Miami 1 Minnesota 1, Philadelphia 1, tie N.Y. Mets 8, Atlanta 2 San Francisco 3, L.A. Dodgers 2 Chicago Cubs 10, Milwaukee (ss) 8 Seattle 9, Texas 8 Oakland 2, Chicago White Sox 2, tie Colorado 10, Kansas City 1 Cleveland 4, Milwaukee (ss) 2 L.A. Angels 3, Cincinnati 1 Arizona 2, San Diego 2, tie, 10 innings Monday’s Games Tampa Bay vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Miami vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Seattle (ss) at Peoria, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 4:05 p.m. Oakland vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. Houston vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 6:05 p.m. Seattle (ss) vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 10:10 p.m.

English Premier League GP Chelsea 29 Liverpool 28 Arsenal 28 Man. City 26 Tottenham 29 Man. United 28 Everton 27 Newcastle 28 Southampton 29 West Ham 28 Aston Villa 28 Stoke 29 Hull City 28 Swansea 28 Norwich 29 Crystal Palace 28 West Brom 28 Cardiff City 29 Sunderland 26 Fulham 29

W 20 18 18 18 16 14 13 13 11 8 8 7 8 7 7 8 4 6 6 6

D L 6 3 5 5 5 5 3 5 5 8 6 8 9 5 4 11 9 9 7 13 7 13 10 12 6 14 8 13 8 14 3 17 13 11 7 16 6 14 3 20 Saturday, March 8 West Brom 0, Manchester United 3

GF 56 73 52 69 37 46 38 37 39 31 31 29 30 37 22 19 31 22 26 29

GA 22 35 28 27 37 31 27 39 35 35 38 43 35 41 44 38 42 50 42 65

Pts 66 59 59 57 53 48 48 43 42 31 31 31 30 29 29 27 25 25 24 21

Arsenal vs. Swansea, Ppd. Cardiff City 3, Fulham 1 Crystal Palace 0, Southampton 1 Manchester City vs. Aston Villa, Ppd. Norwich 1, Stoke 1 West Ham vs. Hull City, Ppd. Chelsea 4, Tottenham 0 Sunday, March 9 Newcastle vs. Everton, 1600 GMT, Ppd. Monday, March 10 Liverpool vs. Sunderland, 2000 GMT, Ppd. Saturday, March 15 Hull City vs. Manchester City, 1245 GMT Everton vs. Cardiff City, 1500 GMT Fulham vs. Newcastle, 1500 GMT Southampton vs. Norwich, 1500 GMT Stoke vs. West Ham, 1500 GMT Sunderland vs. Crystal Palace, 1500 GMT Swansea vs. West Brom, 1500 GMT Aston Villa vs. Chelsea, 1730 GMT Sunday, March 16 Manchester United vs. Liverpool, 1330 GMT Tottenham vs. Arsenal, 1600 GMT

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf x-Indiana 46 17 .730 — 5-5 L-4 29-4 17-13 29-7 d-Miami 43 17 .717 1½ 7-3 L-3 24-4 19-13 26-11 d-Toronto 35 26 .574 10 8-2 W-3 18-12 17-14 22-14 11 7-3 W-1 19-11 16-17 25-14 Chicago 35 28 .556 Washington 33 29 .532 12½ 8-2 W-2 16-15 17-14 23-14 Brooklyn 31 30 .508 14 7-3 W-1 19-11 12-19 17-19 Charlotte 29 34 .460 17 6-4 L-1 17-14 12-20 19-18 Atlanta 26 35 .426 19 1-9 L-6 17-11 9-24 18-19 Detroit 24 39 .381 22 2-8 L-3 14-20 10-19 20-19 24 40 .375 22½ 3-7 W-3 13-20 11-20 16-23 New York 9-23 14-25 Cleveland 24 40 .375 22½ 3-7 L-4 15-17 Boston 22 41 .349 24 3-7 W-2 14-19 8-22 18-18 Orlando 19 45 .297 27½ 3-7 L-2 15-16 4-29 15-26 Philadelphia 15 47 .242 30½ 0-10 L-16 8-24 7-23 10-27 Milwaukee 12 50 .194 33½ 3-7 L-3 7-26 5-24 10-28 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf d-San Antonio 46 16 .742 — 9-1 W-6 23-8 23-8 25-10 d-Oklahoma City 46 17 .730 ½ 5-5 L-2 26-6 20-11 27-11 Houston 44 19 .698 2½ 8-2 W-5 26-7 18-12 24-16 d-L.A. Clippers 44 20 .688 3 8-2 W-7 26-5 18-15 26-11 Portland 42 21 .667 4½ 6-4 L-2 24-8 18-13 23-17 Golden State 40 24 .625 7 8-2 W-4 20-10 20-14 22-16 Dallas 38 26 .594 9 6-4 W-2 21-10 17-16 19-17 Memphis 36 26 .581 10 7-3 W-2 19-14 17-12 19-19 Phoenix 36 26 .581 10 5-5 L-1 22-12 14-14 23-18 Minnesota 31 31 .500 15 7-3 L-1 17-13 14-18 17-22 Denver 27 35 .435 19 3-7 L-1 16-16 11-19 15-23 New Orleans 26 37 .413 20½ 3-7 W-3 15-14 11-23 11-27 Utah 22 41 .349 24½ 3-7 W-1 14-16 8-25 11-26 Sacramento 22 41 .349 24½ 4-6 L-2 13-19 9-22 12-27 L.A. Lakers 22 42 .344 25 4-6 W-1 11-20 11-22 12-26 Saturday’s Games Utah 104, Philadelphia 92 New York 107, Cleveland 97 Memphis 111, Charlotte 89 San Antonio 121, Orlando 112 Washington 114, Milwaukee 107 L.A. Clippers 109, Atlanta 108 Sunday’s Games Chicago 95, Miami 88, OT L.A. Lakers 114, Oklahoma City 110 New Orleans 111, Denver 107, OT Brooklyn 104, Sacramento 89 Boston 118, Detroit 111 Toronto 111, Minnesota 104 Houston 118, Portland 113, OT Dallas 105, Indiana 94 Golden State 113, Phoenix 107

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

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

STATE D3 HOCKEY SEMIFINALS Thursday, March 13, 2014

Westfield vs. Central

Mass Mutual Center, 5:30 p.m.

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 64 42 17 5 89 204 143 Pittsburgh 63 42 17 4 88 201 157 Montreal 66 35 24 7 77 166 166 N.Y. Rangers 65 35 26 4 74 171 162 Toronto 65 34 23 8 76 193 198 Philadelphia 64 33 24 7 73 183 188 Tampa Bay 64 34 24 6 74 183 167 Columbus 64 33 26 5 71 186 178 Detroit 64 29 22 13 71 171 179 Washington 65 30 25 10 70 191 197 New Jersey 65 28 24 13 69 161 167 Ottawa 64 28 25 11 67 182 209 Carolina 64 27 28 9 63 160 184 N.Y. Islanders 66 24 33 9 57 181 224 Florida 64 24 33 7 55 156 206 Buffalo 64 19 37 8 46 128 188 WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 64 44 14 6 94 211 145 Anaheim 64 43 14 7 93 207 157 Chicago 65 38 13 14 90 223 172 San Jose 65 41 17 7 89 199 157 Colorado 64 41 18 5 87 196 170 Los Angeles 65 37 22 6 80 159 137 Minnesota 64 34 22 8 76 158 157 Dallas 64 31 23 10 72 185 179 Phoenix 64 29 24 11 69 177 185 Vancouver 66 29 27 10 68 153 174 Winnipeg 65 30 28 7 67 180 189 Nashville 64 26 28 10 62 152 191 Calgary 64 25 32 7 57 150 191 Edmonton 65 22 35 8 52 162 212 Sunday’s Games N.Y. Islanders at Vancouver, 10 p.m. St. Louis 3, Minnesota 2, SO Toronto at Anaheim, 10 p.m. N.Y. Rangers 3, Detroit 0 Tuesday’s Games Boston 5, Florida 2 Nashville at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Chicago 2, Buffalo 1 New Jersey at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Los Angeles 4, Edmonton 2 N.Y. Rangers at Carolina, 7 p.m. Monday’s Games Detroit at Columbus, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Washington, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Columbus at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Edmonton at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Winnipeg at Colorado, 9 p.m. Toronto at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Calgary, 9 p.m.


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Rondo has 18 assists, Celtics beat Pistons 118-111 BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics overcame Detroit’s dominance inside by passing the ball precisely and protecting it better than they had all season. Rajon Rondo had 18 of Boston’s seasonhigh 38 assists and the Celtics committed just seven turnovers in a 118-111 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. “When one guy has it going as far as passing the ball, it’s contagious,” said Rondo, who also scored 11 points and didn’t turn the ball over. “We scored a bunch of points tonight. We kept on pushing. We played free and just had fun.” Jeff Green scored 27 points, Kris Humphries had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Kelly Olynyk added 18 points off the bench for the Celtics in their second-highest scoring output of the season. Jerryd Bayless had 15 points and Jared Sullinger 14 for the Celtics, who got at least one assist from every player that entered the game. “I think we do have a pretty unselfish group moving the ball. We missed a couple of extra passes, but not very many,” Boston coach Brad Stevens said. “It’s good to see the body movement and the ball movement. I think we’ve been pretty active on that end of the floor.” Josh Smith had 28 points and 11 rebounds for the Pistons and was one of three Detroit players with double-doubles. Andre Drummond had 18 points and 22 rebounds and Greg Monroe finished with 22 points and 14 boards. Will Bynum added 18 points off the bench for the Pistons, who have lost seven of eight and 10 of their last 12. “I think that our effort level needs to be a

Boston Celtics’ Rajon Rondo (9) drives past Detroit Pistons’ Brandon Jennings (7) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

little bit harder,” Bynum said. “I think maybe we need to play with a sense of urgency. We are trying to make the playoffs.” Detroit controlled the game inside, outrebounding Boston 54-39 and outscoring the Celtics 64-44 in the paint. However, the Pistons committed 16 turnovers and could not cool off the Celtics once they started hitting


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stopped 37 shots. The Bruins broke a 1-1 tie on Krug’s goal with 12:22 left the third. Krug took a pass from Brad Marchand in the slot and backhanded it past Luongo. “It seemed like their guys were a little bit tired and I thought I could jump up and beat a couple of guys,” Krug said. “March made an unbelievable play and I was lucky enough to put it in.” Three goals were scored in a span of 52 seconds later in the third, two by Boston. The Bruins stretched their lead to 3-1 on Bergeron’s goal with 6 seconds left on a power play. His one-timer went between Luongo’s pads at 11:21. “It was a big game for us. I think we played a solid road game and we came out with the two points,” Bergeron said. The Panthers closed to 3-2 when Hayes found a loose puck in front and jammed in between Johnson’s pads for his second goal at 11:42 for his first career multigoal game. The Bruins made it 4-2 on Iginla’s goal 31 seconds later when his wrist shot went over Luongo’s shoulder at 12:13 for his 20th of the season and 550th career goal. Iginla moved into sole possession of 26th on the NHL’s career goals list. Longtime Bruins forward John Bucyk is 25th. Kelly scored an empty-netter with 1:02 left. The Bruins beat the Panthers for the second time in six days, including a 4-1 loss on Tuesday in Boston. “They’re still a benchmark,” Panthers coach Peter Horachek said. “They’re still the team that we have to gauge ourselves by. That’s a message to our guys, that’s where we need to be.” The Bruins tied it at 1 on a power-play goal by Meszaros. His slap shot from above the right circle got past Luongo at 9:58. It was the first goal Luongo gave up in nearly 90 minutes since rejoining the Panthers for Friday’s 2-0 win against Buffalo. Meszaros made his Bruins debut after being acquired from Philadelphia last Wednesday. “It was good to go out there and play. Overall, I felt pretty good and the two points is huge,” Meszaros said. The Panthers took a 1-0 lead on Hayes’ first goal at the 7-minute mark of the second. Nick Bjugstad shot from the right side and Johnson made the block, but Hayes grabbed the rebound and wristed it into the open net on the stick side. The Bruins went after Luongo from the start. He faced 27 shots in the first two periods, with at least three hitting the post, including a deflection off the skate of Panthers defenseman Brian Campbell early in the second that glanced off the iron.

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shots. Boston shot 15 for 22 in the third quarter, including eight 3-pointers, in its highest scoring game since beating Orlando 120-105 on Nov. 11. “Sometimes we close out hoping they miss and I thought down the stretch of the game, we closed out trying to make them miss,” Detroit coach John Loyer said. “We dared them to

shoot the basketball and they had a very good shooting night, but you’ve got to adjust as the game goes on and guys are shooting the ball.” Boston beat the Pistons for the first time in three meetings this season. Detroit had rallied from 21-points down to win in Boston on Dec. 18, but the Celtics were able to hold off the Pistons each time they rallied down the stretch this time. After going 2 for 14 from 3-point range in the first half, the Celtics made five from beyond-the-arc in the first 6 minutes of the third quarter. Smith pulled Detroit to 69-63 on a 3-pointer with 7:27 left in the period, the Green made back-to-back 3s followed by another from Bayless to stretch Boston’s lead to 78-63. The Celtics finished the period with eight 3s and led 95-84 entering the fourth. Monroe’s three-point play with 9:28 remaining cut Boston’s lead to 97-89, then Bynum pulled up for a jumper on a fast break to get the Pistons within six. Detroit stayed within reach and pulled to 113-109 on two free throws by Bynum, but the Pistons had to foul and Humphries sealed it by making two from the line. The Celtics shot 50 percent in the second quarter and led by 13, but Detroit closed the half on a 9-2 run to pull within 57-49 at the break. NOTES: Drummond’s 45 double-doubles are most for a Detroit player since Isiah Thomas had 47 in 1985-86. ... Humphries’ previous high this season was 19 points. ... Rondo reached 4,101 career assists, passing Bill Russell (4,100) for fifth place in team history. ... Boston finished with just seven turnovers.

“You have to give (the Bruins) credit,” Luongo said. “They came out hard in the third and they created some scoring chances. I would have liked to have made a few more saves there at least to keep it a one-goal game, but they have some good players there who can make some plays. “Things kind of fell apart a little bit in the third.” NOTES: Bruins F Daniel Paille left with an upper-body

injury after being hit by Ed Jovanovski along the boards at 3:06 of the first and did not return. ... Corey Potter, claimed off waivers by Boston from Edmonton on Wednesday, was a healthy scratch. ... Bjugstad has five points the past six games for the Panthers. ... Panthers D Erik Gudbranson left in the third period with a lower-body injury and did not return.

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spring game after sitting out with a tight right hamstring. As the designated hitter, he went 0 for 2 with a strikeout. Ishikawa came to camp as a fringe candidate for a backup spot at first base and right field, but likely is ticketed for Triple-A Indianapolis. ROSTER BATTLES Red Sox: Bradley is getting pressure from Grady Sizemore for a spot on the opening-day roster. Sizemore did not travel to Bradenton, but is expected to be in the lineup Monday and Tuesday. If Sizemore shows he’s healthy and wins the spot, Bradley would likely begin the season at Triple-A Pawtucket. Bradley went 1 for 4 with two RBIs on Sunday. He is 4 for 21 with five strikeouts this spring. Amid reports that the Red Sox are unhappy with the play of third baseman Will Middlebrooks, Farrell declined to discuss whether the team would reconsider re-signing infielder Stephen Drew. “I really don’t have anything to say about Drew,” Farrell said. “He’s a free agent and that’s where it stands.” Pirates: Chris Dickerson, who hit .238 in 56 games last season with Baltimore, is trying to make the roster as a fifth outfielder. Dickerson has a .262 career batting average, but his forte is defense. “He’s quick, he’s got instincts and savvy,” outfield coach Rick Sofield said. “Chris was covering ground (Saturday) as well as any center fielder I’ve been around. He’s the real deal on defense.” CALL TO THE ‘PEN Red Sox: Francisco Cordero has pitched well so far, but still faces an uphill battle to crack the opening-day bullpen. The 38-year-old right-hander last pitched in the majors in 2012 with Toronto and Houston. Cordero tossed one scoreless inning Sunday and has allowed three hits in four scoreless appearances. “He’s not pitching like a guy who’s been out for a year,” Farrell said. “He’s thrown a lot of strikes. He’s made the necessary adjustments. As a pitcher gets deeper into his career, he has to pitch a little bit more and use an assortment of pitches, rather than just relying on velocity. He’s showing that in spring training.” Pirates: The back-end combo of setup man Mark Melancon and closer Jason Grilli dominated in what was the second spring outing for each pitcher. Grilli got two strikeouts and a foul popup. Melancon struck out Hassan and David Ross and got Carp on a grounder.

Spring Fling! Ten festivals across America that will inspire you to get outdoors and breathe in the fresh springtime air.

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Annie’s Mailbox By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar

March is National Kidney Month Dear Annie: I switched doctors six years ago -- and my world fell apart. My new doctor insisted on all kinds of new tests, and I’m glad she did. Simple blood and urine tests let me know that there was a good possibility my kidneys weren’t functioning well. I didn’t know that there are rarely any symptoms until the kidneys are failing. I didn’t know that one in three American adults is at risk for kidney disease. I didn’t know that high blood pressure and diabetes are two of the leading causes of this disease. But I learned quickly that early detection and proper treatment can slow its progress. I learned so much in the following months: why I need to watch my weight, why regular exercise helps and why I need to make sure my high blood pressure is under control. I’ve been able to maintain the same degree of kidney function since being diagnosed, but not without lots of information and changes in my lifestyle. March is National Kidney Month. March 13th is World Kidney Day. Won’t you help me join the National Kidney Foundation in urging Americans to learn about the risk factors and simple blood and urine tests for kidney disease? There are many free kidney health screenings around the country. The National Kidney Foundation at provides information about these screenings and about staying healthy. Thank you. -- Gail Rae-Garwood, Glendale, Ariz. Dear Gail Rae-Garwood: Thank you so much for sharing your story. We hope our readers will take your advice and check for screenings in their area or discuss their kidney health with their personal physicians. We are sure your letter will help many. Bless you. Dear Annie: We are in our late 60s. We have four children, and between them, there are 10 grandchildren, ages 2-15. They all live far away, so we don’t get to see them often. For Christmas and birthdays, we spend quite a bit of time and money buying, ordering, wrapping and mailing presents. We never receive a thank-you note, even when we include a selfaddressed envelope. We know you’ve addressed this issue many times. We don’t want to stop sending presents altogether. Should we send a check and stop spending so much energy on gifts? Should we discuss it with the parents, even though we suspect that would create problems? -- Frustrated Grandparents Dear Frustrated: It’s perfectly OK to call the parents (and any grandchild) to ask whether your gift was received, saying you worried it was lost en route. Young children need to be taught to thank those who are kind enough to remember them with gifts, and you can try to instill this, even though it is really the parents’ job. And if it would make you feel less put out to send a check, we doubt they would mind. But also suggest to the grandchildren that they acknowledge gifts via email or text. It may not be as proper as a handwritten note, but it is certainly better than nothing, and you are more likely to get a response. Dear Annie: I think “Grandpa in South Dakota” could teach his voracious reader of a grandson cursive writing himself. I have heard of schools that have Cursive Clubs because it is no longer taught. It would be a fun project to do with a grandchild. -- I Would Dear Would: An excellent idea. Schools have only so many hours in a day and cannot cover everything. We are sorry to see cursive go, but we understand why and think it’s a great idea to learn these skills outside of school.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, March 10, 2014: This year a lot happens very quickly in your life. You barely have enough time to adjust to one surprise before another one pops again. Stay flexible, and be willing to look at the glass as being half-full rather than half-empty. If you are single, you might nearly commit several times, possibly to different people. Take your time, and get to know your potential suitors. If you are attached, the two of you enjoy a more playful and fun time together, as if you were just starting to date. Give up being rigid or determined to have your way. Just enjoy your sweetie. CANCER is as emotional as you are! 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) HHHH You have a flair for creating tension, as people find you to be unpredictable. However, a role reversal seems to be at play: A partner or loved one could decide that impulsiveness is a great way to go. Strap on your seat belt! Tonight: Do some yoga or take a walk. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH How you handle the key people in your daily environment reflects who you are. You intuitively know what others want or need. Even still, your best bet is to allow others to ask for your help before rushing in to fulfill an anticipated need. Tonight: Hang out. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHH You are able to juggle your finances with the best of them. You are likely to discover how difficult a situation can be, especially if it revolves around a friend or loved one. A meeting also could be provocative, but on a different level. Tonight: Pay bills first. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH While others play out their Monday-itis, you seem to be full of unusual and effective ideas. Test them out on several people before launching into action. Your sense of well-being will emerge when dealing with a loved one at a distance. Tonight: Only as you like it. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HH You might not want to share too many of your thoughts right now; instead, listen carefully to a partner or friend. This person will have a lot of great ideas to share, and you could get feedback that might surprise you. Unexpected news heads your way. Tonight: Not wanting to socialize. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH You seem to know what to do in order to achieve specific results. Listen to a loved one when discussing an unpredictable associate or partner. This person sees the issue differently from how you do. You will like what’s about to happen. Tonight: Make plans with a friend. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHH Others expect you to come to the rescue for them when they aren’t able to help themselves. You could be a little ticked off by this attitude. Your plate is full, and you have a lot of ground to cover. Refuse to take on any extra work for now. Tonight: Do something just for you. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH You are bound to make a difference by expressing a more complete perspective of a problem. Know that you don’t need to be so vested in the outcome. Others will be impressed by your drive and determination. Tonight: Let your mind drift -- you need some R and R. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH Someone gladly would take up all of your time and attention, if you would allow it. Only you can decide if this is OK. State your boundaries clearly. If a loved one is involved, do not be surprised if you receive a volatile response. Tonight: Say “yes” to an invitation. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH Others can’t seem to get enough of you. However, you have a strong need to go a certain way, and you don’t want anyone holding you back. You could have some difficulty explaining this desire to a needy friend or loved one. Tonight: Carve out the correct situation for you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHH You seem more than capable of staying away from problems today, as long as you don’t take an unusual finan-



cial risk. Incoming news could shock you, or you could surprise someone else. Tonight: In the whirlwind of living. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH You could be taken aback by a sudden and unexpected financial change. Tap into your creativity in order to find the right solution. As a result, you’ll find the right person with whom to connect regarding a project in the near future. Tonight: Act like there is no tomorrow!

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

House History Lecture WESTFIELD - Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Many houses in Westfield have a rich history; they were built by whip manufacturers, cigar makers and other prominent people. Join us at the Westfield Athenaeum on Monday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. as we host local researcher Lee Hamberg. Mr. Hamberg will guide us through how to find out about our houses’ history; who built it, if it was moved and who has lived in it. Mr. Hamberg will be on hand to answer questions.

Art Workshops

WESTFIELD - Westfield Creative Arts will hold Acrylic Painting, a one-day art workshop on Mondays March 10, 17, 24 and April 7 and 21 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Westfield State University Downtown Art Gallery. The class is instructed by New England artist Richard Nowak. In Acrylic Painting, students will be guided through the completion of an acrylic painting. Each week, Nowak will teach the unique qualities of a particular genre including landscape, seascape, still life, or floral arrangement. The cost of the course is $25 for non-members. A full schedule of class dates and times can be found at For more information on Westfield Creative Arts or for membership inquiries, call (413) 478-9423.

St. Patrick’s Day Craft

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

three year certificate will be issued to those that can show proof of one vaccination given within the past 12 months. All others will be given a one year certificate.

South Middle’s March Concert

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WESTFIELD- The South Middle School Band Program is pleased to announce its Music in the Schools Month Concert. This event will be held on Wednesday, March 12 in the South Middle School auditorium from 7:00 p.m. until approximately 8:30 p.m. The concert will feature the 6th Grade Band, Jazz Band, Guitar Ensemble and 7th and 8th Grade Band. The public is cordially invited to attend this free public concert. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Supper on March 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please join us for a fun, family event and some delicious food. Tickets purchased in advance are $6, ages 4-12 are $4 and under age 3 are free. Ticket prices at the door are $7 each and ages 4-12 are $5. Tickets are available now and can be purchased by calling the school at (413) 572-6418. The tradition continues, please join us and make some great memories.

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

School History WESTFIELD - Join us on March 12 at the Westfield Athenaeum for a look at the history of Westfield schools with Walter Fogg. Mr. Fogg will give his well-researched presentation at 6:30 p.m. in the Lang Auditorium. Come learn about education and schooling here in Westfield throughout the ages.

100th Anniversary Supper WESTFIELD - Abner Gibbs Elementary School is hosting a 100th Anniversary Pasta

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WESTFIELD - State representative candidates John Velis and Daniel Allie will be at the Westfield Senior Center on March 13 at 1 p.m. to share their views about representing E-mail: the city of Westfield on Beacon Hill and answer questions from those in the audience. Refreshments will be served after the formal presentations and attendees will have an March 3, 10, 2014 opportunity to informally chat with each can- 0001 Legal Notices 0001 Legal Notices didate. Please join us at the Senior Center to CITY OF WESTFIELD meet the candidates, learn where they stand on PLANNING BOARD March 10, 2014 March 10, 2014 the issues and listen to their strategy for repreNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING senting Westfield at the state level. This proTHE COMMONWEALTH COMMONWEALTH OF The Westfield Planning Board OF MASSACHUSETTS gram is open to the public. No sign-ups are MASSACHUSETTS will conduct a Public Hearing on LAND COURT THE TRIAL COURT necessary. Free parking is available in the Stop March 18, 2014, at 7:00 P.M. in DEPARTMENT OF PROBATE AND FAMILY & Shop lot or, for no more than three hours, in City Council Chambers, MunicipTHE TRIAL COURT COURT al Building, 59 Court Street, the Thomas Street Municipal Lot located Westfield, MA on an applicabehind the Bank of America. (SEAL) Hampden Division 2014 MISC. 481890 50 State Street Springfield, MA 01103 ORDER OF NOTICE (413)748-8600

WESTFIELD- The 60th annual Westfield High Pops Concert, “Wing of Magic”, will be on March 14 in the high school gymnasium. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. and the concert will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Westfield High will be featuring the High School Band, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo directed by Patrick T. Kennedy. Only 150 free tickets available (first come, first served). Tickets can be picked up either through Mayor Knapik’s Office, Council on Aging Office or at the Westfield High School Main Office.

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

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

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Sharon D. Pepek of Russell, MA has been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve without If you now are, or recently have surety on the bond. been, in the active military service of the UnitedStates of The estate is being adminAmerica, then you may be en- istered under informal procedtitled to the benefits of the Ser- ure by the Personal Representvicemembers Civil ReliefAct. If ative under the Massachusetts you object to a foreclosure of the Uniform Probate Code without above-mentioned property on supervision by the Court. Inventthat basis, then you or your at- ory and accounts are not retorney must file a written appear- quired to be filed with the Court, ance and answer in this court at but interested parties are enThree Pemberton Square, Bo- titled to notice regarding the adston, MA 02108 on or before ministration from the Personal April 14, 2014 or you will be Representative and can petition forever barred from claiming that the Court in any matter relating you are entitled to the benefits of to the estate, including distribusaid Act. tion of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties Witness, JUDITH C. CUT- are entitled to petition the Court LER, Chief Justice of this Court to institute formal proceedings on February 27, 2014. and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the powers of PerAttest: sonal Representatives appointed under informal procedure. A Deborah J. Patterson copy of the Petition and Will, if Recorder any, can be obtained from the 201401-0840-PRP Petitioner.

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March 10, 17, 2014 TOWN OF SOUTHWICK PLANNING BOARD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Federal Emergency Management Agency

Notice is hereby given in accordance with the provision of M.G.L. Chapter 40A, Section 5, that the Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on March 25, 2014 at 7:15 p.m. to amend Chapter 185 Section 185-5(D) of the Code of the Town of Southwick to adopt the current maps. A copy of the amendment and the maps may be inspected in the Town Hall Planning Board office during office hours. Any person interested or wishing to be heard on the ammendment of these maps should appear at the time and place designated.

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WESTFIELD - There will be a “Learn to Knit or Perfect Your Knitting Skill” class offered on Tuesday evenings from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. starting March 18 to April 22 in the Jasper Rand Art Room at the Westfield Athenaeum. The class will hold a total of six sessions for a cost of $40. All levels of knitters are welcome. Registration forms are available on the library’s website or at the circulation desks. Preregistration is required as class size is limited. Questions should be directed to Donna at 262-4934. All proceeds will benefit supporting programs and projects at the Athenaeum.


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

RUSSELL - The Russell Council on Aging (COA) book for March 18 is in! The Beans of Egypt, Maine by Carolyn Chute is our new book. Meet the Bean family, of backwoods Egypt, Maine. This family lives with dignity, honesty and humor! A window into the world of the very, very poor in rural America. We will be meeting on Tuesday, March 18 at 9:30 am. at the Russell Senior Center. Pick up your book today at the Russell Senior Center Library. All are welcome.

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0350 Apt./House Sharing ROOMMATE WANTED to share mobile home. Please call for more information (413)5622380.

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.

0440 Services

A1 ODD JOBS/HANDYMAN. Debris removal, landscaping, 0375 Business Property garage/attic cleansouts, interior and exterior painting, power washing, basic carpentry and MONTGOMERY 5 miles from plumbing. All types of repair Westfield. Spacious office in- work and more. (413)562-7462. cludes utilities and WiFi. $350/month. Call (413)9776277.

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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, DAVE DAVIDSON BATHROOM & free estimates. 40 years experience. KITCHEN REMODELING. “GET IT RIGHT THIS TIME” Complete Bath Lic. #16303. Call (413)330-3682.

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 perience. Insured, reasonable prices. Since 1984. (413)569-9973. No job too small. Call Tom Daly,

WAGNER RUG & FLOORING, LLC. 95 (413)543-3100. Lic# A7625. MAINLINE DRIVE, WESTFIELD. (413)568-0520. One stop shopping for all your floors. Over 40 years in busi- Flooring/Floor Sanding ness. A RON JOHNSON’S FLOOR SANDING. Installation, repairs, 3 coats polyurethane. Free estimates. (413) 569-3066. Chimney Sweeps

HENTNICK CHIMNEY SWEEPS. Chimney repairs and rebuilds. Stain- Hauling less steel caps and liner systems. InA DUMP TRUCK. Attic, cellars, yard, spections, masonry work and gutter scrap metal removal. Seasoned Firecleaning. Free estimates. Insured. wood. (413)569-1611, (413)374-5377. Quality work from a business you can trust. (413)848-0100, 1-800-793-3706.

Drywall T-BEST DRYWALL. Complete professional drywall at amateur prices. Our ceilings are tops! Call Mike 413-8218971. Free estimates.

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.

Home Improvement

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.

TOM DISANTO Home Improvements The best choice for all interior and exterior building and remodeling. Specializing in the design and building of residential additions, since 1985. Kitchens, baths, siding, windows, decks, porches, sunA.R.A. JUNK REMOVAL SERVICE. rooms, garages. License #069144. MA Reg. #110710. FREE ESTIMATES, Furniture, trash, appliances. Full house REFERENCES, FULLY INSURED. Call cleanouts, basements, attics, yards. Tom (413)568-7036. Furnace and hot water heater removal. 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE. PAUL MAYNARD CONSTRUCTION. Free estimate on phone. Senior disAll your carpentry needs. (413)386count. Call Pete (413)433-0356. 4606. Did your windows fail with the cold weather? Don't wait another year! Call Paul for replacement windows. Many new features available. Windows are built in CT. All windows installed by Home Improvement Paul, owner of Paul Maynard ConMy name is on my work. struction. AMR BUILDING & REMODELING. Sunrooms, decks, additions, bathrooms, window and door replacements and more. MA. Reg. #167264. Li- Home Maintenance censed and fully insured. Call Stuart Richter (413)297-5858. HANDYMAN/CARPENTER. All home repairs: Honey to do list, bathroom remodeling, tile work, sheetrock repairs, winterization. No job too small. 35 years BRUNO ANTICO BUILDING RE- profressional experience. (413)519MODELING.Kitchens, additions, 3251.

decks, rec rooms, more. Prompt, reliable service, free estimates. Mass Registered #106263, licensed & in- JOSEPH’S HANDYMAN COMPANY. Carpentry, remodeling, kitchen, baths, sured. Call Bruno, (413)562-9561.

basements, drywall, tile, floors, suspended ceilings, restoration services, C&N CARPENTRY. Suspended ceil- doors, windows, decks, stairs, interior/exterior painting, plumbing. ings, home improvements and remodSmall jobs ok. All types of professional eling. Licensed and insured. Call work done since 1985. Call Joe, (413)262-9314. (413)364-7038.

House Painting


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. At SANTA FE PAINTING CO. We're 10% senior discount. Free estimates. your color specialists! Fall season is MA. Lic. #170091. Call (413)977-5701 in full swing. Get all your exterior painting needs done now. Including Snowplowing painting and staining log homes. A.B.C. SNOWPLOWING. Westfield Call (413)230-8141 residential only. 15 years experience. Call Dave (413)568-6440. 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 !!

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.

Landscaping/Lawn Care

SNOWPLOWING / Snowblowing lots, driveways. ROOF RAKING. Dependable, reliable service. Call (413)3745377. SNOWPLOWING, SNOW BLOWING, SHOVELING. Call Accurate Lawn Services, (413)579-1639. SOLEK BROTHERS SNOW REMOVAL. Roofs, decks, driveways, parking lots, ice dams. Fully insured. Free estimates. Sean (413)977-5456.

YARD CLEANUP, thatching, leaf brush removal, hedge/tree trimming, Tree Service mulch/stone, mowing. Call Accurate A BETTER OPTION - GRANFIELD Lawncare, (413)579-1639.

Masonry ABC MASONRY & BASEMENT WATERPROOFING. All brick, block, concrete. Chimneys, foundations, hatchways, new basement windows installed and repaired. Sump pumps and french drain systems installed. Foundations pointed and stuccoed. Free estimates. (413)5691611. (413)374-5377.

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

Plumbing & Heating


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

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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