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MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014
Council sets medical marijuana hearing By Dan Moriarty Staff Writer WESTFIELD – The City Council will initiate the review of the proposed medical marijuana ordinances this week as municipal agencies push to have the local zoning in place before May 1, 2014 when the moratorium will end. The Planning Board, working in concert with other communities and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, developed a draft boilerplate zoning ordinance and general ordinance which will be the focus of the public hearing slated for the City Council’s session Thursday night. The council typically sends proposed zoning and ordinances issues to committee to await a recommendation from the Planning Board which will conduct its own public hearing on March 18. The Planning Board is not meeting tomorrow or on Tuesday April 1 because of the special elections to elect a new state representative. Tomorrow is a preliminary election to determine if any write-in candidates will have their name added to the ballot in addition to the two candidates who submitted signature petitions to qualify for the ballot. A write-in candidate must receive 150 votes to earn a spot on the ballot. The timing of the primary and special election on
Commander’s Call State Sen. Donald F. Humason Jr. sings along with the National Anthem at the start of a Commander’s Call Saturday at the 104th Fighter Wing while flanked by Col. Kenneth Lambrich, vice wing commander, Westfield Mayor Daniel M. Knapik, former State Sen. Michael R. Knapik and former U.S. Rep. John Olver. The two former legislators were honored at the event in recognition of their efforts on behalf of the unit during their legislative careers and were proclaimed to be honorary members of the 104th. See additional photos Page 8. (Photo by Carl E. Hartdegen)
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Visiting professor impacting lives at WSU
Mass. Speaker questions pot dispensary process BOSTON (AP) — The state should take a second look at the medical marijuana dispensary licensing process because some of the information on the 20 applications approved in January was not thoroughly vetted and some applicants may have submitted false or misleading statements, House Speaker Robert DeLeo said. The Winthrop Democrat said he’s heard complaints from lawmakers and from unsuccessful applicants about the process. “I think at the very least we have to look at the places that they have chosen,” DeLeo said “I’m hearing now that a lot of the information on the applications was not verified and that’s, quite frankly, what I have a major problem with.” Attorney General Martha Coakley echoed those concerns, also urging the state Department of Public Health to take a fresh look at the applications. “It makes sense for DPH to take a look essentially from scratch because this is important that we do this right,” Coakley said. “You have to do the background checks and vetting See Pot Process, Page 3
By Peter Francis Staff Writer WESTFIELD – The sun had already set Sunday on Western Avenue by the time Gali Tealakh, a visiting professor of political history from the Middle Eastern nation of Jordan, retired to his temporary apartment in Westfield State University’s New Hall Apartment Complex, where he has been staying since Thursday. Tealakh has spent the past few days speaking to classes throughout campus in preparation for his lecture tomorrow, “Political Islam and the Arab Spring”, which will be held in the Loughmann Living Room in the University’s Scanlon Hall. He will be speaking with students about topics ranging from the Arab Spring and political Islam, to terrorism, fundamentalism and fanaticism. “I’m not counting the amount of classes I’ve spoken to,” he said with a smile. “Maybe eight or nine? The students have been very welcoming. They want more, and after classes, we talk about questions. They have a great appetite to know more.” “The core message has been understanding open venues and building bridges of understanding.” Tealakh said. “There is more interest in current affairs,
a raise in attention Jordan, and as a and public opinion.” senior researcher at Tealakh lists the the Center for ongoing violence in International Studies Syria as the situation at the Royal Scientific that is of the greatest Society, has received interest and importwo Fulbright awards, tance to students. along with a Ph.D. “The bloodshed in from the University Syria by a criminal of Durham, and three regime that is fight- Gali Tealakh master’s degrees, one ing citizens with all from Temple kinds of weapons — University in planes, tanks, chemiPhiladelphia, Indiana cal weapons,” he said. “Whats University in Bloomington, and happening in Syria could hap- Moscow State University each. pen to any country anywhere When asked of the issues that there is a sheer dictatorship — plague the Middle East, Tealakh North Korea, Ukraine, any- mentions the violence in nations where.” like Syria and Yemen, along When asked why student with ubiqutious presence of interest is so high, Tealakh Al-Queda, the terrorist faction chalks it up to the world in that he says is also active in which we live. African nations such as Libya, “They (students today) come Mali, and Egypt. from a global world,” he said. “Terrorists find the deprived, “The Internet and the media, unemployed, oppressed, and through things like Twitter, they join their ranks. When they Facebook, InstaGram, connects find the government doesn’t us at almost the speed of light. extend help, they go to terrorThe old saying was ‘the world ism.” he said. “Religion is a is a village.’ Now, it really is.” very active factor, and it can be Tealakh, who previously characterized as the ‘politics of worked as head of the foreign extremism.’ This is happening relations department for the in the age of globalization, Hashemite C h a r i t y which Middle Eastern nations Organization, head of the have rejected.” Central Asian Division at the To fight terrorism, Tealakh Royal Scientific Society in advises leaders to enact “deep
reforms” to deal with unemployment, absence of freedom, democracy, and good representation. “The United States started in ’04 a program for reform, which they wanted instead of going to the Arab Spring,” he said. “President Bush invited Arab leaders to the G8 Summit, which hadn’t ever happened, that leaders fromt the Arab world had spoken to the G8. In ’08, President Obama chose Cairo University in Egypt as a platform to address the Muslim world. A Republican President, a Democratic President, both sought exactly the same thing.” Asked of whether this current crop of global citizens enrolled in college will be able to enact global change, Tealakh is upbeat and optimistic. “From my impression, I’m very glad students are reflecting in and after lectures, that they’re interested in whats going on, faraway from whats going on in their country, because they think as I think.” he said. “They know faraway fanaticism can reach their neighborhood, or New York City or the Pentagon.” Tealakh’s Tuesday lecture, “Political Islam and the Arab Spring”, will take place at 4 pis open to the public.
State more involved in WSU president search WESTFIELD (AP) — State education officials are exerting more oversight in the search for a Westfield State University president than when Evan S. Dobelle was hired in 2007. The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports that new guidelines for
the search and selection of state university and community college presidents went into effect last year. The guidelines now give state Department of Higher Education commissioner and board more authority when presidents are selected.
The new guidelines were in the works before last year’s controversy over Dobelle’s travel and spending. He resigned in November and has sued the university claiming trustees forced him out. The Board of Higher
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Joining forces and working together, members of American Legion Post 124 and American Legion Whip City Memorial Post 454 held a meeting recently getting ready for the upcoming Memorial Day events. On Saturday, May 24, veterans and the community will get together for memorial service at the Stanley Park Circle of Honor, at 10 a.m. On Monday, May 26, the annual Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. This year’s parade will be hosted by American Legion, Whip City Memorial Post 454. Left to right, Joseph Delaney, 124, Sergeant at Arms; William Garen, 454 Post Commander; GeneTheroux, 124 Post Commander; Dennis Yefko, 454 Finance Officer; Richard Trusty, 454 Adjutant; and Robert Ragone, 454 Judge Advocate. (Photo by Don Wielgus)
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Today will have a cold afternoon, despite increasing sunshine, temperatures will only top out in the mid-20s. Also, a recordbreaking cold Tuesday morning! With clear skies and calm winds, the mercury will plummet between 4 to 8-degrees below zero! (record is -4 set back in 2003.) It’ll be another cold one tomorrow – once again, even though we’ll have a decent amount of sunshine, temperatures will only warm into the mid-20s.
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Odds & Ends Cops: Pa. woman claimed to be sister when ticketed POLK, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman has been jailed on forgery and other charges because state police say she identified herself as her sister when she was pulled over and given two traffic tickets, and again when she pleaded guilty before a district judge and was fined. Troopers from the Franklin barracks say they arrested 38-year-old Angela Cogswell, of Grove City, on Friday. Police say Cogswell was pulled over on Nov. 5 and gave police her sister’s name, 37-year-old Tanya Best, of Rimersburg. Cogswell then went to court in December and pleaded guilty to citations for driving with a suspended registration and without proof of insurance, even agreeing to a plan to pay the fines — all in Best’s name. Best learned of the ruse when her license was suspended for six months. Online court records don’t list a defense attorney.
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TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Monday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2014. There are 303 days left in the year.
n March 3, 1974, a Turkish Airlines DC-10 crashed shortly after takeoff from Orly Airport in Paris, killing all 346 people on board. A faulty cargo door had blown open, resulting in sudden decompression that caused part of the jetliner’s floor to collapse, severely damaging the plane’s control cables.
On this date: In 1845, Florida became the 27th state. In 1849, the U.S. Department of the Interior was established. In 1894, British Prime Minister William Gladstone submitted his resignation to Queen Victoria, ending his fourth and final premiership. In 1913, more than 5,000 suffragists marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C., a day before the presidential inauguration of Woodrow Wilson. In 1923, Time magazine, founded by Briton Hadden and Henry R. Luce, made its debut. In 1931, “The Star-Spangled Banner” became the national anthem of the United States as President Herbert Hoover signed a congressional resolution. In 1934, bank robber John Dillinger escaped from the Lake County Jail in Crown Point, Ind., along with another prisoner, Herbert Youngblood. In 1943, in London’s East End, 173 people died in a crush
of bodies at the Bethnal Green tube station, which was being used as a wartime air raid shelter. In 1945, the Allies fully secured the Philippine capital of Manila from Japanese forces during World War II. In 1969, Apollo 9 blasted off from Cape Kennedy on a mission to test the lunar module. In 1985, coal miners in Britain voted to end a year-long strike that proved to be the longest and most violent walkout in British history. In 1991, motorist Rodney King was severely beaten by Los Angeles police officers in a scene captured on amateur video. Twenty-five people were killed when a United Airlines Boeing 737-200 crashed while approaching the Colorado Springs airport.
Ten years ago: Multnomah County, Ore., began issuing same-sex marriage licenses. The Walt Disney Co.’s board voted to strip Michael Eisner of his chairman’s post while retaining him as CEO.
Five years ago: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, during a visit to Israel, promised to work with the incoming government, but said movement toward establishment of a Palestinian state was “inescapable.” Guinea-Bissau’s parliamentary leader Raimundo Pereira was sworn in as the country’s new president, following the assassination of Joao Bernardo “Nino” Vieira. Sydney Chaplin, Charles Chaplin’s
son and himself a Tony-winning actor, died in Rancho Mirage, Calif. at age 82.
One year ago: Vice President Joe Biden led civil rights leaders and national political figures in a ceremonial crossing of a Selma, Ala., bridge where voting rights marchers were beaten by law enforcement officers in 1965. The SpaceX company’s Dragon capsule made good on its latest shipment to the International Space Station, overcoming earlier mechanical difficulty to deliver a ton of supplies. Bobby Rogers, a founding member of Motown group The Miracles and a songwriting collaborator with Smokey Robinson, died at his suburban Detroit home; he was 73.
Today’s Birthdays: Socialite Lee Radziwill is 81. Movie producer-director George Miller is 69. Actress Hattie Winston is 69. Singer Jennifer Warnes is 67. Actor-director Tim Kazurinsky is 64. Singer-musician Robyn Hitchcock is 61. Actor Robert Gossett is 60. Rock musician John Lilley is 60. Actress Miranda Richardson is 56. Radio personality Ira Glass is 55. Actress Mary Page Keller is 53. Olympic track and field gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee is 52. College Football Hall of Famer Herschel Walker is 52. Contemporary Christian musician Duncan Phillips (Newsboys) is 50. Rapper-actor Tone Loc (lohk) is 48. Rock musician John Bigham is 45. Actress Julie Bowen is 44. Country singer Brett Warren (The Warren Brothers) is 43. Actor David Faustino is 40. Gospel singer Jason Crabb is 37. Singer Ronan Keating (Boyzone) is 37. Rapper Lil’ Flip is 33. Actress Jessica Biel is 32. Rock musician Blower (AKA Joe Garvey) (Hinder) is 30.
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Attention Westfield: Let’s ‘Retire the Fire!’ WESTFIELD — In 2012, those over the age of 65 accounted for 33 percent of the Commonwealth’s fire deaths. Sadly, in the last few years Westfield has experienced four fire fatalities among the City’s older population and two major senior housing fires. In an effort to prevent future tragedies, last year the Westfield Council On Aging partnered with the Westfield Fire Department and the Office of the State Fire Marshal on an initiative that we dubbed, “Retire the Fire!” With support from the Westfield News, we are once again launching a weeklong fire prevention and safety campaign for our City’s older adults, through media attention and educational news articles. Our first goal is to make sure that older adults in Westfield have working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in their homes. Forty percent of the fire deaths that occur each year take place in homes without working smoke alarms. Massachusetts law requires certain types of smoke detectors based on the year that the home was built. Courtesy of the Westfield Fire Department, specific written guidelines are available at the Senior Center for homes constructed prior to 1975, between 1975 and 1997, and those built after 1997. Discount coupons are available at the Senior Center for the City’s seniors needing to purchase a detector. In addition, grant funding to the City will allow for a limited number of detectors to be purchased and installed at no cost to those Westfield seniors who do not have detectors and meet income eligibility requirements. Those 60 and older may request grant-funded smoke and/or carbon monoxide detectors if their annual income is less than or equal to $17,235 for an individual or $23,265 for a couple. Applications may be obtained by calling the Senior Center at 562-6435. Our second goal involves the replacement of detector batteries. Batteries should be replaced twice a year. A good rule of thumb is to replace
the batteries in the spring and in the fall when we change our clocks. With daylight saving time on the horizon this weekend, now is the perfect time to attend to this task. Unfortunately, many older adults cannot and should not replace the batteries themselves. Most detectors are installed in the ceiling of a room and the use of a ladder is necessary for battery replacement. For safety reasons, older adults should enlist the help of relatives, friends, and neighbors to change the batteries in their smoke alarms. If such assistance is not available, seniors can call the Council On Aging at 562-6435 and a reliable volunteer will gladly help. Our third goal is to educate the public about fire prevention and safety specifically geared toward older adults. Toward that end, the Westfield News will publish a series of articles throughout the week on those topics that are most pertinent to this unique population. In addition to the articles, informational brochures and handouts are available at the Senior Center, 40 Main Street. During the week, residents of Westfield will see “Retire the Fire!” flyers hung throughout the City. Buttons with the “Retire the Fire” slogan will be worn by the Council On Aging staff, seniors, and our community leaders. Both are gentle reminders that fire safety for Westfield’s older adults is a personal, family, and community effort. Take the time to check on your older relative, friend, or neighbor. Volunteer to drive them to the store to purchase a smoke detector or help by changing the batteries in their smoke alarms. After four major fires in Westfield in the last few years involving older adults, it is high time that we all help to “Retire the Fire!”
Tina Gorman Director Westfield Council On Aging
Atención Westfield: Vamos a ‘¡Retirar el Fuego!’ En el 2012, personas mayores de 65 años sumaron el 33% de muertes a causa de incendios en Massachusetts. Es muy triste que en los últimos años, Westfield sufrió incendios que causaron muerte a cuatro (4) envejecientes y daños extensos a dos (2) viviendas para envejecientes. El año pasado, con el fin de prevenir aún más tragedias, el Westfield Council on Aging se unió al Depto. de Bomberos de Westfield y a la Oficina Estatal del Fire Marshal en la campaña llamada “Retire the Fire!”, que significa “¡Retire el Fuego!” Con el apoyo del periódico The Westfield News, nuevamente lanzamos la campaña ¡RETIRE EL FUEGO! para la prevención de incendios que afecta a los envejecientes. Todos los días de esta semana publicaremos artículos con valiosa información para usted. Nuestra primera meta es asegurar que toda persona mayor en Westfield tenga en su hogares un detector de humo y un detector de monóxido de carbono que funcionen. Cuarenta por ciento (40%) de muertes a causa de incendios occuren en hogares que no tienen alarmas de humo. La ley en Massachusetts requiere cierto tipo de detector de humo de acuerdo al año cuando la casa fue construida. Por cortesía del Depto. de Bomberos en Westfield, el Council On Aging tiene disponible información acerca de los detectores apropiados para viviendas construidas antes del 1975, entre el 1975 y 1997, y después del 1997. El Senior Center también tiene cupones de descuento para envejecientes en la ciudad quienes necesiten comprar detectores. Además, la ciudad recibió un grant con el propósito de comprar e instalar detectores en los hogares de aquellos envejecientes quienes no tengan detectores y quienes cumplan con requisitos de elegibilidad de acuerdo a su ingreso. Personas mayores de 60 años pueden solicitar los detectores de humo y/o detectores de monóxido de carbono si su ingreso individual es equivalente o menor de $ 17,235 ó $ 23,265 por pareja. Puede obtener su solicitud llamando al Council On Aging al tel. 562-6435. La segunda meta es cambiar las baterías/pilas de detectores. Las baterías deben cambiarse dos veces al año. Un buen ritual es cambiar las bat-
erías en la primavera y en el otoño cuando cambiamos la hora del reloj. El Daylight Savings Time ocurre este fin de semana – es el momento perfecto para ponerle baterías nuevas a los detectores. Advertencia: los envejecientes no pueden ni deben cambiar las baterías ellos solos. Muchos de los detectores han sido instalados en el techo y se requiere una escalera para alcanzarlos y reemplazar las baterías. Por su seguridad, los envejecientes deben ocupar a un familiar, amistad o vecino a que les ayude a cambiar las baterías de los detectores. Si no tiene quien le ayude, la persona mayor debe llamar al Council On Aging al teléfono 562-6435 y un voluntario le asistirá amablemente. Nuestra tercera meta es educar al público para prevenir incendios y para la seguridad de los envejecientes. Con este fin, el periódico The Westfield News publicará artículos esta semana sobre temas importantes para esta población. Y el Senior Center tiene disponible boletines informativos y hojas sueltas con valiosa informacion. ¡Visítenos! Estamos localizados en la Calle Main Nº 40. Durante la semana, los residentes de Westfield verán hojas sueltas a través de la ciudad con el refrán “Retire The Fire!” El personal del Council On Aging, personas mayores, y líderes de la comunidad tendrán puestos botones con este refrán. Todo para recordarle que la seguridad para los envejecientes en Westfield es un esfuerzo personal, familiar y comunitario. Le invitamos a que visite a un familiar, amigo o vecino envejeciente. Ofrézcase llevarlo a la tienda a comprar un detector de humo y/o a ponerle baterías nuevas al detector de humo. Luego de cuatro incendios grandes recientemente aquí en Westfield que afectaron a varios envejecientes, es buena hora que todos nos unamos para “¡Retirar el Fuego!” Tina Gorman, Directora ????Westfield Council on Aging, Centro de Envejecientes ????Traducido por: Agma Sweeney y Wil Rodriguez (WSAA)
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Pot Process Continued from Page 1 that seems to not have been done.” The public health department, which oversaw the process, stressed that no final decisions have been made. “No one has a license — provisional or otherwise — to operate a dispensary in Massachusetts,” department spokesman David Kibbe said. “We are in the middle of an intensive verification process with the 20 applicants who have moved into this next phase, and we have been clear that anyone found to have lied or misrepresented information in their application will not get a license.” Media reports have pointed out various problems with some proposed dispensaries’ applications, including incomplete background checks, exaggerated resumes and misstatements about local support. At least one unsuccessful applicant has filed a lawsuit challenging the process, a suit Kibbe called as frivolous.
Arrest made in Everett convenience store shooting SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. (AP) — Police have arrested a man suspected of shooting a clerk at an Everett convenience store last month. Acting on a tip, a SWAT team apprehended 52-yearold Gary Greene at a Swampscott apartment at about 6 p.m. Sunday. Police say Greene, who has a Peabody address, faces charges including assault to rob a person over 65, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and the use of a firearm in committing a felony. One clerk was shot and a second punched during a robbery at the Neighborhood Convenience Mart in Everett on Feb. 17. The 67-year-old clerk who was shot survived. Greene was identified as a suspect through video surveillance at the store.
Hearing Continued from Page 1 those Tuesdays could slow final passage of the medical marijuana ordinances. State law prohibits any governmental agency, including the Planning Board from conducting public hearings and election days to prevent a conflict and may delay discussion of the board’s recommendation to the City Council. The Planning Board sent the proposed zoning ordinance, which will replace the existing ordinance, Section 4-90, which now prohibits the sale of drug paraphernalia, to the City Council in late January. The proposed ordinance includes definitions, regulates zoning for dispensaries and marijuana processing facilities, as well as other requirements and provisions. The proposed zoning ordinance would limit dispensaries to the Industrial Zone through site approval processes and in Business B districts by special permit. The Planning Board made several adjustments to the draft ordinance from the PVPC work group. The site plan process would require applicants to “provide adequate and appropriate security measures” and that projects be “designed to minimize any adverse or inconsistent visual or olfactory impacts on the immediate neighborhood” and that applicants are “reasonable capable of meeting all applicable regulations and permitting requirements of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.” The special permit process requires applicants to show that a “project is compatible with, and will not have adverse economic effect on surrounding areas, as well as meeting the standards of the site plan process.” The board also increased the buffer between dispensaries and schools, playgrounds, pre-school and day-care facilities or places where children congregate. The draft buffer was set at 300 feet, but the board increased that buffer to 500 feet Tuesday. The proposed ordinance now reads: “The secured limits of a proposed Marijuana Dispensary or Marijuana Processing Operation shall not be located within 500 feet of a facility used, at the time of the first notice of public hearing, for an elementary, middle or high school, or for a play-
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ground, pre-school, child day care center or other location intended principally as a place for on-site services for children, or wherein children commonly congregate in a formal, structured or scheduled manner; nor, unless an additional Special Permit so specifically authorizes, within 300 feet of any residential dwelling unit, transient-type housing structure or structure used for religious worship .” City Planner Jay Vinskey, who was a member of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission workgroup which adopted a boilerplate draft of the ordinance for cities and towns to adapt to their specific needs, said the 300-foot buffer “is a starting point based on the model ordinance.” “We’re defining a new use. We’re creating a new category of use with a lot of safeguards,” Vinskey said. Those safeguards will echo state regulations, as well as address local issues and concerns. The state requires dispensaries and processing facilities to keep detailed records, including disposal of waste material. The zoning ordinance will be referred back by the City Council to the Planning Board which will initiate the public review of the proposed ordinance language at a public hearing. Following that public hearing, the zoning ordinance, with any amendments, will be go back to the City Council for final action. Under the provisions of that ordinance dispensaries are prohibited from selling lottery tickets, tobacco or nicotine delivery products, may not contain an office of a physician or other professional practitioner who proscribes or certifies the use of medical marijuana. Hours of operation of a dispensary are restricted from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. No medical marijuana facilities have been approved by the state in Westfield, but officials want to have local regulation in place before the next round of facilities are considered by the state. The state law limits the number of dispensaries to five per county. Hampden County currently has one approved.
Government Meetings MONDAY, MARCH 3 WESTFIELD Fire Commission meeting cancelled Senior Center Building Committee at 2:30 pm Executive Session of the School Committee at 6 pm School Committee at 7 pm
SOUTHWICK Board of Assessors at 5:30 pm Board of Selectmen at 6 pm Historical Commission at 7 pm BOS Public Hearing - 201 College Hwy at 7:05 pm
TOLLAND Men’s Coffee at PSC Building at 7:45 am Board of Selectmen at 5 pm
BLANDFORD Police Department Meeting at 6 pm Selectmen’s Meeting at 7 pm Zoning Board Meeting at 7 pm
TUESDAY, MARCH 4 WESTFIELD Barnes Aquifer Protection Advisory Committee at 3:30 pm
SOUTHWICK Park & Recreation Commission at 6:30 pm
BLANDFORD Assessor’s Meeting at 5:30 pm Fire Department Meeting at 6:30 pm
HUNTINGTON Board of Assessors at 6 pm Historical Commission at 7 pm
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 BLANDFORD Board of Health Meeting at 6 pm Finance Committee at 7 pm Planning Board Meeting at 7 pm
HUNTINGTON Conservation Commission at 7 pm
THURSDAY, MARCH 6 WESTFIELD Personnel Action Committee at 5:45 pm City Council at 7 pm
FRIDAY, MARCH 7 TOLLAND Otis Chili Cook Off and Dance at 6 pm
SATURDAY, MARCH 8 TOLLAND Night on the Town at the Library at 4 pm Fire Dept. Spaghetti Supper at 5 pm
MONDAY, MARCH 10 WESTFIELD Park & Rec at 7 pm
TOLLAND Men’s Coffee at PSC Building at 7:45 am Council on Aging Meeting at 9 am Board of Selectmen at 5 pm
TUESDAY, MARCH 11 WESTFIELD Conservation Commission at 6:30 pm
LOST AND FOUND Found South Maple Street-set of keys with coins attached on key ring. Call 562-6559. (2/27/14) $100. REWARD. LOST: BRACELET, black leather and silver on 12/5/13. Vicinity Westfield Shops parking lot possibly Friendly’s, Big Y areas. (508)685-7949.
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Just following up on the ice dam articles. There was no response to my experiment of looking at the sheds and unheated garages having ice dams. That’s because they do not have them nor will they ever... Westfield residents - stop buying roof rakes and shoveling your roofs. If you have ice dams, get your home looked at for insulation. By fixing that, you will save money every month on your utility bill and stop the damming. Roofers love to tell you that you need to shovel your roof and then pay for a new roof. If you stop the heat from escaping, you will stop the issues on the roof. Stop paying or risking your life on the roof. The weight WILL NOT collapse your roof. Our codes are made for 3x what we would ever get in snow. If the Westfield News wants a consultant, I know someone who would be willing to help out.. Thanks for the article on Ashley Gearing. I have been a fan of hers since I first heard her perform at a nephews wedding reception. She was only 11 years old at the time and sang and handled herself like a experience artist. I had the opportunity to talk with her at the reception and complemented her on her performance and said that I may just have heard a future star in country music. She may not be there yet but she is surely on her way. I had the fortune to listen to her new song Boomerang on facebook which was forwared on from a friend of hers. Looking forward to her album.
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To the Editor Legacies vs. Neighborhood Schools The State’s agreement to partially fund the proposed elementary school was largely based on Westfield’s statements that it needed to eliminate three neighborhood schools: Abner Gibbs, Franklin, and Juniper Park. Another ‘need’ was to reduce ‘severe overcrowding’. If so, the era of neighborhood schools, in the urban wards, in the name of ‘progress’, is over. Student population has decreased by 300 since then. It continues to decline. Is there really a need to spend so much for, and build so big of, a regional elementary school - the one hailed a “legacy project” and “…one of the most important initiatives in the history of Westfield” (State Sen. Knapik, School Building Committee minutes, 9/22/10). Westfield started lobbying the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) for a school in 2008, but not for the Ashley St. and Cross St. location. A September 2009 press release by State Sen. Knapik stated ‘In April, MSBA officials (toured) the school buildings which resulted in a draft proposal for further action. Since April, new factors have come into play, namely the closure of Moseley Elementary School and the shifting of 4th and 5th grade students from Juniper Park to Highland Elementary School.’ That move caused severe overcrowding at the Highland Elementary School. The City insisted the Juniper Park School needed to close because the college was demanding the Juniper Park School building back. We submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for any such information. The voluminous response did not yield any evidence to support the claim. Westfield later reversed the overcrowding at Highland School – after state funding for the new school was granted - by moving students back to Juniper Park. Then, the city extended their lease there. ‘Juniper Park currently has several empty classrooms that can be utilized by grades four and five, officials said.’ (Republican/ Mass Live 3/24/12 High Enrollment at Highland Ave School Prompts Changes at Juniper Park School) During the 2009 election season, assaults on the use of Juniper Park heated up. ‘(Mayor Daniel) Knapik, in keeping with his role as challenger, criticized Boulanger for continuing to use Juniper Park School on a rental basis, saying there are city buildings that could be used. And this memorable exclamation, “I don’t know a teacher or parent who is happy at Juniper Park,” Knapik said. (Republican/Mass Live 10/22/09 Westfield Finances Focus of Mayoral Debate) By then, Moseley School had just been vacated. Former Councilor Jim Brown proposed that the city relocate the School Department offices from Ashley St. School to the Moseley School building. Mayor Knapik rejected that idea. He chose to lease office space at the Hampton Ponds Plaza. Then what is the plan for the Moseley School? Perhaps it will miraculously be reopened, as it was in 1993, to relieve overcrowding of the brand new Paper Mill and Munger Hill Schools. Despite being qualified for the National Registry of Historic Places, according to Mass. Historic Commission documentation, the historic Ashley St. School was razed. Westfield can and should keep using the buildings it already owns, most of which received substantial rehab funds recently. No application for repair funding was made for Moseley. The people should question the politician’s motives and ‘facts’. The proposed regional monument school may serve the egos of the period’s transient officials better than the struggling families, who in the lower wards, are being forced to lose their neighborhood schools. Some ‘legacy’ THAT is. Dan Smith
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Odds slim for U.S. military action in Ukraine By Philip Ewing Politico.com American military commanders have a sizable amount of firepower at their disposal in Europe as the crisis deepens over Russia’s incursion into Ukraine — but Washington has no plans to use it. From Air Force warplanes in Great Britain to Army brigades in Germany to a Navy aircraft carrier strike group that happens to be on its way through the Mediterranean, tens of thousands of U.S. troops and ample high-tech weaponry are available for tasking. The risks associated with a showdown with Moscow, however, mean such orders probably will never come. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that “all options” were “on the table” as Washington determines how to respond to the Crimea crisis, but a senior administration official later told reporters he was describing the American “menu” of nonmilitary options. “We are focused on political and economic and diplomatic and economic options,” the official said. “We do have a wide range of options to include isolation, potential sanctions, relationships between Russia [and other countries]. … Our goal is to uphold the territorial integrity and government of Ukraine, not to have a military escalation. I don’t think we’re focused right now on some sort of military intervention. I don’t think that would be an effective way to deescalate the situation.” Administration officials say the U.S. can punish Russian President Vladimir Putin effectively enough without the threat of force. “The Russians have badly miscalculated here,” a second senior administration official said. “What we see here are distinctly 19th and 20th century decisions made by President Putin to address problems, deploying military forces rather than negotiating, rather than talking. What he needs to understand is that in terms of his economy, he lives in a 21st century world, an interdependent world. As you may have noticed, his economy is not in the greatest of shape, the ruble is taking a hit. … He depends on trade relations with the rest of us. It’s going to be very difficult to maintain that kind of relationship with the outside world while he is using his military forces to threaten and intimidate a neighbor.” The second senior official said that about 6,000 Russian airborne and naval troops had seized “complete operational control” of the Crimean peninsula and confirmed their positions were being strengthened by further reinforcements. Even as it threatened to isolate and sanction Moscow, however, the administration said it wanted to leave the door open for Putin to resolve the crisis through diplomacy. Kerry planned to fly to the Ukrainian capital of Kiev for negotiations. And the second senior administration official said that Putin had not completely “closed the door” to diplomacy in his phone call with President Barack Obama. In Brussels, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh
Rasmussen told reporters on Sunday that the Atlantic alliance had agreed upon a new statement condemning Russia’s incursion, but there seemed to be no urgency for anything more. Ukraine is not a NATO member, but Rasmussen called it “a valued partner” and said the alliance would “stand by the norms and principles of international law.” Russia’s aggression in Crimea presents Washington and its NATO allies with a kind of Cold War deja vu, bringing back bitter memories of the Soviet crackdown in Prague in 1968 or its incursion into Budapest in 1956. The West denounced the Soviets’ actions both times, but ultimately concluded in both cases that intervention was not worth risking World War III. President George W. Bush deployed American ships and aircraft to the Black Sea after Russia’s invasion of Georgia in an unambiguous message. And he sent a shipment of humanitarian assistance aboard a destroyer, the USS McFaul. But nothing along those lines seemed to be in the cards Sunday in Washington. The aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush passed through the Straits of Gibraltar on Thursday. Its strike group includes at least two destroyers and one cruiser, in addition to the other Navy warships already present in the Mediterranean. American commanders could order the George H.W. Bush or some of its surface warships to pause their trip to the Middle East and remain in the area as another way to send a message to Russia, and American ships could sail up into the Black Sea. There appeared to be very little discussion outside the administration about actually confronting the Russian troops that are said to have seized airports, government buildings and other important targets in the Crimea. Critics, both domestic and international, laid part of the blame for Russia’s incursion at Obama’s feet. The president’s willingness to accommodate Putin, they said, had made Putin confident enough to step out so boldly with what they described as an old-fashioned invasion. “Looking for subtlety or grand vision in Putin’s grabs is foolish,” tweeted Garry Kasparov, the Russian chess legend turned political activist. “He’s simply like a drug kingpin expanding his turf whenever police relax.” Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee, as well as a former delegate to NATO, was more blunt. “As the president has sought secret deals with Russia, abandoned portions of our missile defense system, reduced our nuclear weapons capabilities and significantly cut our military through his sequester, Russia, China, Iran and North Korea see a weak United States,” Turner said. “This is a very dangerous message to send to the world and especially to Russia, [which] seeks to regain lost territories from the former Soviet Union. When the United States is weak, freedom around the world suffers and we are witnessing this first hand today in the Ukraine.”
John Kerry to travel to Ukraine By Reid J. Epstein Politico.com Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Ukraine for meetings on Tuesday as President Barack Obama continues to work the phones with U.S. allies. Obama discussed the situation in Ukraine on Sunday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, a senior administration official said. “The president’s point in all of his calls is to point out the complete illegitimacy of Russia’s intervention in the Crimea and Ukraine,” the official said. Russia has moved 6,000 airborne and ground troops into the Crimean peninsula, where it now has “complete operational control,” another senior administration official said. The official said NATO is preparing a joint statement to be signed by all 28 members condemning Russia’s actions. In Kiev, Kerry will meet senior officials in Ukraine’s new government, members of its legislature and civil society, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. “The secretary will reaffirm the United States’ strong support for Ukrainian sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, and the right of the Ukrainian people to determine their own future, without outside interference or provocation,” Psaki said.
Already, the Obama administration has cancelled a series of meetings between U.S. and Russian officials on trade and defense issues, the senior administration official said. The U.S. trade representative will not travel to Moscow this week as planned, an upcoming Russian government visit to the U.S. on energy cooperation was halted and joint naval exercises will not take place as scheduled, the official said. Obama administration officials said they will continue to consider an array of punitive options against Russia, though officials who spoke on a background call with reporters Sunday said the government’s focus is on political, diplomatic and economic responses, not a military one. “We are also looking with allies and partners at a broad menu of options to curtail our economic and trade relationships, to look at pressure on individuals who may have been responsible and to curtail normal activity we may have with Russia to make it clear how we feel about this,” the official said. Kerry took great pains Sunday to say that the Ukrainian crisis isn’t a replay of the Cold War, even as he described the situation and its implications in terms reminiscent of that era. During appearances on three major network shows, Kerry accused Russia of “19th century behavior in the 21st century.”
He also listed potential penalties for Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine, the most significant being removing the country from the Group of Eight major industrial nations. “We’re not trying to make this a battle between East and West; we’re not trying to make this a Cold War,” Kerry said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “We hope that this can be resolved according to the standards of the 21st century. And frankly to the standards of the G-8. If Russia wants to be a G-8 country, it needs to behave like a G-8 country.” Kerry’s attempt to walk a fine rhetorical line is more evidence of the problem faced by the United States: There are few good options to beat back Vladimir Putin’s encroachment on Ukraine. Still, Kerry tried to make the case Sunday that Obama has a “broad array” of economic and diplomatic options at its disposal to punish Russia. Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” Kerry said Russia could be removed from the Group of Eight if it does not back off its aggression in Ukraine. The G-8, which also includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom, formed in 1975 as the G-7 and added Russia in 1998. The G-8 countries are scheduled to convene next in Sochi, Russia, in June. The White House said Saturday that it is See Kerry, Page 5
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Springfield house fire blamed on heat lamp SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A heat lamp used to keep a pet snake warm is being blamed for a fire that displaced eight people from their multifamily Springfield house. Fire department spokesman Dennis Leger (LED’-zhuhr) says no one was injured in the Grover Street blaze reported at about 4:45 p.m. Sunday. Leger tells The Republican (http://bit.ly/MHR1Re ) that the fire started on the top floor of the three-story building when the heat lamp fell over and burned a hole in the floor, spreading to the second floor. Damage was estimated at $60,000. The first floor of the building was vacant, but five adults and an infant lived on the third floor and one adult and a child on the second floor. The snake died.
2 horses killed in Wenham barn fire WENHAM, Mass. (AP) — Wenham’s fire chief says two horses have been killed in a barn fire. The fire in the Cherry Street barn was reported just after 4 a.m. Sunday. Chief Robert Blanchard tells The Salem News (http://bit. ly/1pU6w8m ) the blaze quickly consumed the “old, dry barn” that was already fully involved by the time firefighters arrived. The two horses used for rising were locked in for the night and couldn’t get out, while the intensity of the flames kept firefighters from getting in to save them. Although the owners of the barn lived nearby, they did not see the fire. A neighbor called the fire department. The cause is under investigation but Blanchard says it does not appear suspicious.
7-alarm blaze destroys Boston building BOSTON (AP) — Boston fire officials say a seven-alarm blaze destroyed a vacant building but there were no reports of serious injuries. The fire in the city’s Roxbury neighborhood was reported at about 4:15 a.m. Monday but was quickly doused. One firefighter suffered a minor shoulder injury. The duplex was under renovation. Several nearby buildings also suffered damage. The cause remains under investigation.
4 hurt when van goes into pond MILFORD, Mass. (AP) — A 21-year-old Milford woman faces drunken driving charges for allegedly causing a crash that sent a minivan with four people into a freezing pond. Police say Elizabeth Facey had her own child in her car at the time of the crash at about 9:15 p.m. Saturday. The woman and three children in the minivan got out of the vehicle on their own, but one occupant was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester with serious but not life-threatening injuries. Neither Facey nor her child was injured. She is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of alcohol causing serious bodily injury, child endangerment while driving under the influence of alcohol and failing to stop or yield. She could not be reached
Student stabbed at UMass DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating after an 18-year-old University of Massachusetts Dartmouth student was stabbed outside a campus apartment complex. A school spokesman says the student was stabbed at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday during a disturbance in an outdoor common area at the Cedar Dell South apartments. The complex is an on-campus housing complex for upper-classmen. The student was taken to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, R.I.
In this Feb. 4, 2014 photo, Kenneth DiOrio poses in his apartment at the YMCA in Pittsfield, Mass. Over the past decade, DiOrio has used cut-out magazine images to make complex collage murals that cover nearly every square inch of his living space. (AP Photo/Berkshire Eagle, Ben Garver)
Pittsfield man covers all home surfaces in collage CHARLES BONENTI The Berkshire Eagle PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Ken Diorio can easily get lost in his oneroom apartment at the Pittsfield YMCA. “I get so involved in my artwork,” he says, that hours, even days will go by unnoticed. His artwork is a 10-year, ongoing fantasy creation. He calls it “Dreamland.” Over the past decade he has covered nearly every square inch of his living space — walls, doors, ceiling, window shades, even the insides of drawers and cabinets — with meticulously cutout magazine images — tens of thousands of them — that he tapes in place to form complex collage murals. If he runs out of space, or spots a flaw in his design, he takes down what he’s done and starts all over again. Surprisingly, he does all this despite frequent seizures, the result of a head injury he sustained in a motorcycle accident on Tamarack Road 22 years ago. “It feels like I’m being picked up by an invisible giant and tossed all over the place,” is how he describes the seizures. Still, he can stay focused and steadyhanded as he cuts out figures and faces with a razor and tapes them into an
orderly, balanced composition. To enter his living space is like stepping into a jewel box of brilliant color, albeit one with a sagging couch, blaring TV set and a beer bottle invariably on the coffee table. Diorio, 59, is what the art world would call an “outsider artist,” selftaught and driven by some inner vision to do what he does. He is proud of his work — “I am the best,” he often says — but he denies his compositions have intentional stories behind them or are even particularly original. He says that because he uses pictures of artworks created by other artists. Yet anyone who spends time inside “Dreamland” will readily see his intuitive sense of design, and how his placement of recognizable faces and figures from famous artworks says something new, unconventional, often humorous, and entirely his own. By mixing Gothic, Renaissance and Impressionist art figures with ones from pulp fiction, Victorian advertisements and Norman Rockwell illustrations, Diorio has created his own jigsaw remix of art history. Raised in the Berkshires, he served overseas with the U.S. Army and worked as a truck driver before the 1992 motorcycle accident that nearly killed him. Unable to return to work, he said he lives on a disability income.
He moved into his apartment, one of a number at the YMCA managed by the Berkshire Housing Development Corp., in 2003. Diorio says he never studied art, but often saw “color and patterns” in his mind as a young man. He started on his project in a casual way in 2004 after a friend gave him a Norman Rockwell calendar. “Not a person on this planet doesn’t like Norman Rockwell,” he said. He cut out the characters, taped them to his closet door, liked the way they looked and “got carried away.” A friend gave him stacks of old magazines and Diorio added issues of National Geographic and American Heritage that he bought at Goodwill, publications with the kinds of historical art subjects on heavy stock paper that he prefers. Typically, he will sit for hours cutting out figures, faces and objects, choosing only those that can be presented whole, and not in partial views. Sometimes he works in black and white, but mostly he prefers color. He tapes his edges in bright blue and covers door and window frames with postage stamp-size stickers. He puts the cutouts aside in boxes or drawers until he’s ready to use them, See Collage Apartment, Page 8
MIT conference to focus on privacy and big data CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has teamed up with the White House to host a conference on how to maintain privacy in the digital era. Leaders across academia, government and business will come together on Monday to discuss ways to protect privacy as technology continues to evolve. Through the Internet, endless amounts of personal data have been readily available to collect and share. Although this data
has been an asset for research and innovation, the boundary of privacy has not been drawn. White House Counselor John Podesta, U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and Microsoft scientist Cynthia Dwork are among those scheduled to speak. The University of California Berkeley and New York University will also be hosting workshops.
Kerry suspending “upcoming participation in preparatory meetings” for the June summit but has not yet said whether it will not participate in the meeting. “Russia has engaged in a military act of aggression against another country, and it has huge risks,” Kerry said. “It’s a 19th century act in the 21st century that really puts at question Russia’s capacity to be within the G-8.” Those options, Kerry said on CBS, include bans on Russian visas to the Westand freezing assets of Russian companies, and “American businesses may well want to start thinking twice about whether they want to do business with a country that behaves like this.” Kerry’s talking points Sunday were tinged in history. His repeated references to the 19th century are a nod to one of Russia’s most embarrassing defeats: Czar Nicholas I in 1853 launched the Crimean War in an effort ostensibly to protect orthodox Christian Russians in the Ottoman Empire. Western European countries subsequently routed the Russians. And Kerry’s suggestions of Russian alternatives to invading Ukraine mocked Russian intransigence when the United States has sought to intervene in Syria against Bashar Assad. “If they have legitimate concerns … about Russian-speaking people in Ukraine, there are plenty of ways to deal with that without invading the country,” Kerry said on ABC. “They have the ability to work with the government; they could work with us, they could work with the U.N. They could call for observers to be put in the country. There are all kinds of alternatives.” Yet while Kerry offered a series of proposals for Putin to take, he and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said only that “all options are on the table” when asked if U.S. forces would be sent to the region. On CBS, Hagel said only that “we have plans for everything.” Not even the most hawkish administration critics Sunday called for a U.S. military intervention to force Russian troops out of Ukraine. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers
Continued from Page 4 (R-Mich.), who called himself “a fairly hawkish guy,” said sending Navy ships to the Black Sea is “not a very good idea.” And Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who are among the harshest administration foreign policy critics, proposed only that Obama suspend Russia’s membership in the G-8 and G-20 and that missile defense systems be rebuilt in Eastern Europe. “President Obama needs to do something,” Graham said on “State of the Union” on CNN. “How about this: Suspend Russian membership in the G-8 and the G-20 at least for a year, starting right now and every day they stay in Crimea after the suspension. Do something.” Ukraine’s ambassador to the United Nations said he’s not yet requesting military help from other countries — though he said that may happen soon. “We are preparing to defend ourselves,” Yuriy Sergeyev said on CNN. “Naturally, if aggravation is going in that way, when the Russian troops are enlarging with every coming hour, naturally we’ll ask for military support and other kinds of support.” Kerry sought to make the case that Putin is in control of the choices he is making. Moving into Ukrainian territory, Kerry said, reveals a weakness he said Putin is trying to mask with armed forces. “Russia chose this brazen act of aggression and moved in with its forces on a completely trumped-up set of pretexts, claiming that people were threatened,” Kerry said on CBS. “The fact is, that is not the act of somebody who is strong. That is the act of somebody who is acting out of weakness and out of a certain kind of desperation. We hope that Russia will turn this around. They can.” Kerry was sent to the Sunday morning shows to make the administration’s case after Obama on Saturday spent 90 minutes on the phone with Putin, warning, according to the White House, of “deep concern” over Russian military intervention into Ukraine. The White House said it condemned the move, which it called a violation of international law. Russia seemed unimpressed with the American warnings. On its readout of the Obama-Putin call, the Kremlin stressed
its right to “protect its interests and the Russian-speaking population of” Ukrainian territory. That followed Obama’s four-minute statement at the White House on Friday, when he said the United States was “deeply concerned by reports of military movements taken by the Russian Federation inside of Ukraine.” After a weekend of Obama’s critics calling him weak in the face of Russia’s actions, there was some movement from Congress to coalesce behind the White House as Kerry proposed possible sanctions against Russia. “You’re going to find a House that’s very cooperative with the administration on this,” Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) said in an interview Sunday on ABC. Kinzinger, who sits on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the House will consider legislation calling for increased aid to Ukraine, as well as adding that country and Georgia — which Russia invaded in 2008 — into NATO. “I think it’s important, and I think you’ll see this, to stand very strong with the president and say, ‘We may not be able to respond militarily, but we are going to make it clear that Russia is a pariah state, and not just for the next year but for the next decade.’” And Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) called on Congress to focus its ire on Putin and not offer partisan attacks against Obama. “We’re 48 hours into an international crisis; I would hope Americans would focus on condemning the actions of Putin rather than in a knee-jerk way, again, criticizing the president of the United States,” Van Hollen said on “Fox News Sunday.” Jessica Huff contributed to this report.
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Southwick Rotary to Host ‘The Skid Marks’ SOUTHWICK — Chris Boyd, President, Southwick Rotary Club announced that “The Skid Marks, a spectacular band playing those wonderful hits form the 1950s and 1960s, will play a Rotary engagement at the Southwick Rec Center in Southwick on March 15. (www.markandtheskidmarks.com.) The Skid Marks have been entertaining festivals and audiences across the US for more than 25 years. They bring freshness to the tunes one remembers from their youth or maybe if you are real young you will discover a sound you will never forget. The band captivates their audiences and transports them back to simpler times. The band is from Chicopee and the current line up comprises of Jeffrey Ray “Jelvis” Gauthier, “Mark McLennon” Kolnicki, “Buddy” Rick Pierce, Mark “Slim Pickens” Rege, and “Chubby” Chet Kurr. The dance party is scheduled for March 15 at 7:30 pm at the Southwick Rec Center on Powder Mill Road in Southwick. There will be prizes for best dressed and best dancers. There will also be a raffle. Attendees may bring their own snacks, and a “cash bar” is available. Tickets are $15 and are available from the members of Rotary and at Southwick Florist, College Highway. For more information, call Bob Fox at 413 569 5962 or e-mail rfox52@comcast. net. Proceeds from the dance will support Rotary community and youth programs. The Southwick Rotary Club is made up of business and professional men and women working together as volunteers. Rotarians work locally, regionally and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto of Service above See Rotary, Page 7
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TURPA Elects Bibeau to board of directors
Elizabeth A. Beaudry
Denise W. Perkins
Beaudry and Perkins advance in local banking industry SPRINGFIELD — NUVO Bank & Trust Company https://www.nuvobank.com, a locally-owned, independent, small business bank located in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, today announced the promotions of Elizabeth A. Beaudry and Denise W. Perkins. The two announcements were made internally in December 2013, and the appointments were effective January 1, 2014. “At NUVO Bank we are always focused on advancing local business, which in turn provides advanced career opportunities at NUVO and local businesses that we serve,” said Chief Executive Officer of NUVO Bank & Trust Company, M. Dale Janes. “Liz and Denise have been with NUVO Bank since we opened our doors in 2008, and we are grateful for their contributions to our local economy. It is our pleasure to announce these two well-deserved promotions.” Beaudry, a resident of Holyoke, Mass., was formerly a senior commercial credit analyst and information technology administrator and now serves as NUVO Bank’s commercial credit officer and information technology officer. Prior to joining NUVO Bank in 2008, she gained experience while working for several local banks including Woronoco Savings Bank, Westbank, Florence Savings Bank and Berkshire Bank. In her role, she will supervise and review the credit approval process, evaluate the financial condition of commercial loan applicants, conduct cash flow analysis, and assist with administration and maintenance of the Bank’s commercial lending portfolio. Additionally, Beaudry will maintain administrative duties for NUVO Bank’s main network and manage day-to-day technology tasks including all hardware, software, network and computer-related issues. In 2013, Beaudry was honored among BusinessWest’s 40 Under 40 list of elite young professionals. Beaudry is an alumnus of Bay Path College where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in business executive management.
Perkins, a resident of Palmer, Mass., was formerly NUVO Bank’s corporate secretary and now serves as the corporate administrative officer. She is in charge of human resources, payroll, shareholder relations, as well as the administration of the board and other corporate-related functions at the bank. She has been a member of NUVO Bank’s staff since its inception in 2008 and has held a diverse crosssection of positions with increasing responsibility during her over 30 years in the industry. Her career began at the Farm Credit Banks of Springfield, Mass. in the legal department before moving to commercial loan operations in the Bank for Cooperatives. In 1987, she joined the Springfield Institution for Savings (SIS) where she developed and administered a community relations drop-out prevention program for at-risk youth, which received national attention and other educational collaborative partnerships for the bank. In 1994, Perkins left SIS to join the Westbank corporate offices as the executive assistant to the president, reporting directly to the president and chief executive officer. Following her 13 year tenure at Westbank, she joined NUVO Bank’s ‘in organization’ team, known then as the Valley National Financial Group, where she participated in the raising of capital and start-up functions in anticipation of chartering the bank. Perkins is an alumnus of Cambridge College where she completed a graduate studies preparation program. About NUVO Bank & Trust Company Founded in 2008, NUVO Bank & Trust Company, is independent, locally owned and headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts. NUVO Bank is state chartered, a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service (CDARS), and is an Equal Housing Lender. NUVO Bank is focused on providing services to small and medium-sized businesses and individuals. For more information, go to nuvobank.com.
Westfield — The Toxic Use Reduction Planners Association (TURPA) recently elected Jeffrey Bibeau to its board of directors for a two-year term. A Registered Environmental Manager (REM) and environmental compliance group leader at Tighe & Bond, Bibeau is also a certified Toxics Use Reduction (TUR) Planner who brings more than 20 years of experience in toxic use reduction to this appointment. He was also the first individual to receive the TUR Planner Champion Award last year from the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) located at the Jeffrey University of Massachusetts, Bibeau Lowell. TURPA http://www.turpa.org/ is a professional organization dedicated to maintaining a high standard of integrity and professional practice for TUR Planners. Based in Framingham, this association represents all TUR Planners in Massachusetts, and works with Department of Environmental Protection on TUR planning requirements and changes. A resident of Holyoke, Bibeau holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Association of Metal Finishers, Printing Industries of New England, the Western Massachusetts Society of Engineers, and the Wood Products Manufacturing Association. Tighe & Bond Founded in 1911, Tighe & Bond is one of the most experienced engineering firms in New England, with offices in Pocasset, Westfield, and Worcester, Massachusetts; Middletown and Shelton, Connecticut; and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Engineering News Record annually ranks Tighe & Bond among the top design and environmental engineering firms nationally. ZweigWhite also has recognized Tighe & Bond several times as one of the best engineering firms to work for in the nation. With a team of more than 240 employees, Tighe & Bond provides engineering and environmental services for clients in government, industry, healthcare, education, real estate, energy, and water/wastewater markets.
Rotary offers 3 scholarships for graduating seniors residing in Southwick SOUTHWICK — Chris Boyd, President, announced that the Southwick Rotary Club is offering three $500 scholarships for year 2014. Two scholarships will be based on academics for students attending an accredited university, college or community college. One scholarship will be based on training for students attending an accredited program for advanced instruction in electrical, plumbing, carpentry, hairdressing, and other specialized training. To be eligible, the candidate must be current year graduating senior from Southwick –Granville-Tolland Regional High School (SGTRHS), or a resident of Southwick and a See Scholarship, Page 7
Witalisz & Associates Real Estate celebrates service awards Westfield — Witalisz & Associates Inc., one of the leading boutique real estate firms in Western Massachusetts has much to celebrate. Their team of top producers continues to impact the local real estate market all while supporting their area communities. Veteran Realtor, Grace Sullivan has earned her 35-year service award for being a member in good standing with the 1,600 member Realtor ® Association of the Pioneer Valley (RAPV). Over the past several decades, Grace has served on its Board of Directors, participated in President’s Advisory Groups and has been an active contributor to Legislative Committees within the Massachusetts Association of Realtors. Grace was RAPV President in the 1996, and shortly thereafter was honored with the prestigious Realtor of the Year award. Grace continues to provide outstanding service to her customers and remains dedicated to the real estate industry. “Her knowledge, passion and commitment to excellence are tremendous assets and we are very fortunate to have Grace on our team,” says Kathleen M. Witalisz, Broker/Owner of Witalisz & Associates, Inc. Grace currently serves on the Assessors’ Committee for the City of Westfield. She remains a long time resident of Westfield with her husband Dan of 50+ years. JoAnn Asselin has also received a RAPV service award for 10 years of continuous membership. JoAnn holds the Senior Residential Specialist designation where she counsels seniors as they transition through major lifestyle changes. Whether relocating, refinancing or selling family homes, JoAnn’s expertise in addressing the needs of home buyers and
Grace Sullivan sellers age 50+ is impressive. “JoAnn exemplifies the quality of work and integrity that our company is noted for. She has been a consistent top producer and adds significant value to our firm.” Witalisz says. JoAnn loves traveling and just recently enjoyed a trip to Vietnam. Denise Calvo-Berndt had a banner year in 2013 with almost $2 million in sales. As part owner of a new construction company herself, Denise utilizes her business acumen, knowledge of the market, and resilience to help numerous investors establish their real estate portfolios with significant returns. Denise also
JoAnn Asselin has a passion in assisting military families. Her personal interest is a result of her son who is currently serving overseas. “I have worked with many franchises and real estate companies over the years,” says Berndt “and my affiliation with Witalisz & Associates is truly like no other. The support, knowledge and attention to detail has helped catapult my career and I feel very lucky to be a member of such a terrific team!” Witalisz & Associates is enthusiastic for the New Year with many exciting things to come. With improving economic conditions, the team at Witalisz & Associates, Inc. will continue to
Denise Calvo-Berndt help customers and clients navigate the home buying and selling process. There is a difference in the way properties are bought and sold and Witalisz encourages everyone to “Experience the Difference.” Witalisz & Associates, Inc. is a privately held real estate firm that provides high quality service and expertise to its customers and clients. The company is located in Westfield, MA. For more information on Witalisz & Associates, Inc., please visit kmwrealestate.com or contact Managing Partner, Heather Witalisz Siegel at (413) 568-0005 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Bitcoin exchange looks into criminal complaint
Rotary Continued from Page 6 Self. Benefits of being a Rotarian include serving the community, networking and friendship while promoting ethics and leadership. The club meets at Roma Restaurant, College Highway, Southwick, every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. For information on club activities, visit www.southwickrotary.org; Facebook/Southwick Rotary or call President Chris Boyd at 413 348 9918.
Scholarship Continued from Page 6 current year graduating senior from an accredited high school or technical school outside of the Southwick school district, or a graduate of Southwick-Granville-Tolland Regional High School who has delayed their advanced or formal education, but no longer than five years from graduation. An application and guideline is available on the club’s website – www.southwickrotary.org and the guidance department at SGTRHS.. Deadline for application is April 15, 2014. The Southwick Rotary Club is made up of business and professional men and women
working together as volunteers. Rotarians work locally, regionally and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto of Service above Self. Benefits of being a Rotarian include serving the community, networking and friendship while promoting ethics and leadership. The club meets at Roma Restaurant, College Highway, Southwick, every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. For information on club activities, visit www.southwickrotary.org or call President Chris Boyd at 413 348-9918.
YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo bitcoin exchange that filed for bankruptcy protection blamed theft through hacking for its losses Monday, and said it was looking into a criminal complaint. In an announcement posted on the Mt. Gox exchange’s website, CEO Mark Karpeles outlined the events that resulted in the company’s insolvency and said there was a “high probability” theft was behind the disappearance of bitcoins. “We will make all efforts to ensure that crimes are punished and damages recovered,” Karpeles said. He said Mt. Gox will try to resume business as a way of increasing repayments to its creditors. The online exchange was unplugged early last week as rumors of its insolvency swirled, adding to doubts about the viability of bitcoins overall. Its woes are a setback for bitcoin, a virtual currency that has grown in popularity since its 2009 creation as a way to make transactions across borders without third parties such as banks. Bitcoin has also become a highly speculative form of investing. But it has comes with risks, as the Mt. Gox debacle has illustrated, partly because bitcoins are not regulated by central banks or other financial authorities. The statement said illegal access to Mt. Gox in early February abused a bug in its computer system. It also said “large discrepancies” were found between the amount of cash held in financial institutions and the amount deposited by users,
meaning that about 2.8 billion yen ($28 million) was unaccounted for. Karpeles said Friday that 750,000 bitcoins deposited by users and another 100,000 belonging to the company disappeared. That would amount to about $425 million at recent prices. He repeated the bitcoin numbers in Monday’s statement but said also the complete extent is not yet known. A huge number of transactions must be investigated for a variety of problems to establish the truth, Karpeles said. Mt. Gox set up a call center at a Tokyo telephone number, open during business hours Monday through Friday, to answer any queries. Karpeles promised to cooperate with the authorities in Japan and overseas in ongoing investigations, and said an expert had been asked to investigate a possible criminal complaint. “All efforts will now be made to restore the business and recover damages to repay debts to creditors. We hope for the understanding and cooperation of all,” he said. Bitcoin proponents have insisted that Mt. Gox is an isolated case, caused by the company’s technological failures. Mt. Gox said its liabilities totaled 6.5 billion yen ($65 million), while its assets totaled 3.8 billion yen ($38 million). A class-action lawsuit was filed in a U.S. federal court in Chicago last week, which claims users had not been properly protected from the exchange’s security breach and instead were told false information, causing the loss of millions of dollars of their bitcoins.
Southwick Rotary to host its ninth annual Indoor and outdoor Tag Sale and Flea Market SOUTHWICK — Chris Boyd, President of the Rotary Club of Southwick, announced that the club will host its ninth annual indoor and outdoor Tag Sale and Flea Market on Saturday, March 29, from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm. The sale will be held at Southwick Florist’s new Greenhouse, 636 College Highway, Southwick. The Club is now receiving donations of tag sale items at the Southwick Florist Green House, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9:00 am. until 12:00 noon. Deadline for delivery of such items is Friday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m. No electronics will be accepted. Anyone interested in vendor space will be assessed $25.00 per space. For information or a reservation, please call Bob Fox at 413 569 5962. Proceeds from the sale will support community and youth-oriented Rotary projects. The Southwick Rotary Club is made up of business and professional men and women working together as volunteers. Rotarians work locally, regionally and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto of Service above Self. Benefits of being a Rotarian include serving the community, networking and friendship while promoting ethics and leadership. The club meets at Roma Restaurant, College Highway, Southwick, every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. For information on club activities, visit www.southwickrotary.org or call President Chris Boyd at 413 348 9918.
Legislation would allow ads on school buses
People walk past a currency exchange office in downtown Moscow, Russia, Monday, March 3, 2014. Russia’s markets have dropped about 10 percent and its currency has fallen to its lowest point ever against the dollar and the euro because of the crisis in neighboring Ukraine. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Russian markets, ruble plummet on Ukraine fears
This image released by Ellen DeGeneres shows actors front row from left, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper, Peter Nyong’o Jr., and, second row, from left, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o and Angelina Jolie as they pose for a “selfie” portrait on a cell phone during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ellen DeGeneres)
DeGeneres’ selfie crashes Twitter LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres’ goal of setting a retweet record with her star-studded selfie was achieved before the Oscars telecast was even over. During a comic bit, the Oscars host prevailed upon actor Bradley Cooper to take a picture with her and several other stars crowding around, including Meryl Streep,
Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Spacey, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Long before midnight Sunday, the photo had been retweeted more than 2 million times, breaking a record set by President Barack Obama with the picture of him hugging First Lady Michelle Obama after his re-election in 2012. Twitter also sent out an
apology because all of the retweeting disrupted service for more than 20 minutes after 10 p.m. ET.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s stock market dropped about 10 percent on Monday and its currency fell to its lowest point ever against the dollar and the euro as worries grew over the potential economic repercussions of the crisis in neighboring Ukraine. Russia intervened over the weekend to take control of Crimea, a Ukrainian peninsula with strategic importance, and the new government in Kiev fears a wider invasion. The West responded by questioning Russia’s membership in the Group of Eight leading industrialized democracies, and the U.S. threatened possible asset freezes and trade penalties. The Moscow Exchange fell about 10 percent in the first hour of trading Monday, although it later recovered slightly. The ruble, already down nearly 10 percent this year, fell below 50 to the euro for the first time. It traded at 36.89 rubles to the dollar, also a
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Illinois electric deregulation saved $37B CHICAGO (AP) — A new report says electricity deregulation has saved Illinois customers up to $37 billion over the past 16 years. The report being released Monday by four business groups says the average household has paid $3,600 less overall than if the average annual electricity rates had stayed the same. Deregulation kicked in in 1998, allowing Illinois utilities to compete for business on the open market rather than being regulated monopolies whose rates were set. The utilities before deregulation both supplied and delivered electricity to customers, who had no other choices. The legislature also restructured the natural gas market. The report was issued by the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association, Illinois Retail Merchants Association, Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Business Roundtable. Electric rates have risen recently as utilities make “smart grid” improvements.
record, before stabilizing around 36.49. The Bank of Russia decided to temporarily increase the Bank of Russia key rate by 1.5 percentage points to 7 percent in an attempt to keep the currency’s fall from driving up inflation. The central bank will hold its next meeting on March 14.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Big yellow school buses could become rolling billboards in a bill approved by the Indiana Senate. The bill would allow advertising on school buses in two Indianapolis neighborhoods and a school district just north of the city to help combat burdensome transportation costs. The Indianapolis Star reports (http://indy.st/NMhT3l ) the ads would give cash-strapped school districts a way to raise revenue without increasing taxes. The bill passed the Senate 49-0 as part of an amendment to another bill. It now goes to the House. One of the districts affected would be Indianapolis’ Franklin Township schools, which drew the ire of parents when it started charging for bus rides. The plan was later dropped. The pilot plan would also allow school bus ads in Beech Grove and Zionsville.
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104th Fighter Wing base at Barnes Airport
Capt. Jeremey Dugan, the new commander of the civil engineering squadron at the 104th Fighter Wing, accepts his squadron’s Guidon from Wing Commander Col. James J. Keefe during a change of command ceremony at a Commander’s call Saturday at the air national guard base at Barnes Airport. (Photo by Carl E. Hartdegen)
Wing Commander Col. James J. Keefe presents former State Sen. Michael R. Knapik a unit commander’s commemorative coin, “something your brother doesn’t have”, at a Commander’s Call Saturday at the 104th Fighter Wing base at Barnes Airport. The coin is, by hoary military tradition, a token presented by a commander to an individual in recognition of service above and beyond the call of duty. Knapik was honored for his dedication to the unit during his days as a legislator and was also presented with a unit proclamation naming him an honorary member of the 104th Fighter Wing., (Photo by Carl E. Hartdegen)
Former U.S. Rep. John Olver smiles as he accepts a proclamation from Col. James J. Keefe, wing commander of the 104th Fighter Wing, which declares him to be an honorary member of the unit. Olver was honored as a “steadfast advocate for the 104th Fighter Wing” during his legislative career at a Commander’s Call Saturday at the unit based at Barnes Airport. (Photo by Carl E. Hartdegen)
Lt. Col Ann Ware accepts the Guidon of the Mission Support Group of the 104th Fighter Wing from Wing Commander Col. James J. Keefe, symbolically accepting command of the group during a change-of-command ceremony during a Commander's Call at the unit based at Barnes Airport Saturday. Ware is flanked by the outgoing commander of the group, Col. Edward J. Gunning, (who surrendered the Guidon to Keefe) and the guidon bearer. Airman 1st Class Ari Gunning. (Photo by Carl E. Hartdegen)
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and then picks a single one as a centerpiece. From it, he works outward, selecting cutouts that “fit,” as he puts it, and rejecting those that don’t. “Fit” means more than just going together as in a jigsaw puzzle. The figures and objects in his compositions echo and play off each other in visual conversations. On a wardrobe door, for example, Holbein’s Henry VIII forms a trio with Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” and a figure from Renoir’s “La Loge.” Elsewhere a saucyfaced Ann Margaret gazes over the head of a thoughtful President Kennedy, both by Norman Rockwell. In a pulpfiction corner, actress Jane Russell smolders over muscle-bound actor-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger as Godzilla snarls nearby. In the kitchen area, a penand-ink Bob Hope by Norman Rockwell beams cheek-tojowl with sketches of the Rockwell family above figures drawn from the illustrator’s iconic “Freedom of Speech” painting. What they mean is for the viewer to decide.
“It’s so easy, I don’t think about it,” Diorio says, though he adds that anything out of place, any “flaw” he detects in the massing of faces and figures is quickly removed and replaced. Bookcases, bureaus and other furnishings he has bought second hand and embellished are stacked against the walls. Diorio said he occasionally sells a piece for under $100, but has mostly given his work away to friends. Ten examples were exhibited at City Hall several years ago and a number are currently on view and for sale at Museum Facsimiles off Park Square. Pittsfield’s Director of Cultural Development Megan
Whilden, who visited Diorio’s apartment some time ago, said, “I was impressed with Ken’s astounding collection of art, both panels and collages on every possible surface. Who knew such powerful dedication and relentless creativity was there, inside the YMCA’s apartments? Beauty appears in unexpected places, as does artistic expression.” Diorio talks of becoming famous and making money through his art, but in a thoughtful moment, he sees what he’s doing as his testament. “It will show that my life meant something,” he said.
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Westfield junior forward Connor Sullivan, left, falls to the ice after hitting Longmeadow senior defender Ben Aronson, right rear, while Longmeadow sophomore forward Jude Bonavita follows a loose puck. (Photo by Frederick Gore)
Longmeadow senior goal tender Omar Natour, right, deflects the shot of Westfield junior forward Connor Sullivan, left, during the first period of Saturday’s game at the Olympia Ice Arena. (Photo by Frederick Gore)
WHS wins OT thriller By Chris Putz Staff Writer WEST SPRINGFIELD – It wasn’t easy but the Westfield Bombers will get a chance to defend their 2012-13 Western Massachusetts Division 3 high school hockey championship. No. 2 Westfield squeaked out a 4-3 overtime victory over third-seeded Longmeadow in the D3 semifinals Saturday afternoon at the Olympia in West Springfield. The Bombers will take on top-seeded Agawam in Thursday night’s championship game at 8:30 p.m. “Nothing’s easy,” Westfield coach C.B. “Moose” Matthews said. “It’s playoff hockey. I don’t care what we did before against them.” Connor Sullivan redirected a shot from Adam Hosmer with 2:30 remaining in overtime for the game-winner.
Sullivan finished with two goals, and an assist. “I was just trying to keep the puck out in front of the net,” Sullivan said. “The game was going back and forth. Every time we got a goal, Longmeadow had an answer.” Westfield peppered Longmeadow senior goalie Omar Natour midway through the six-minute overtime period. Both teams were deadlocked at 19 shots apiece before the final shot of the day. “Finally, we put one in that mattered,” Sullivan said. Westfield cracked the scoreboard first when Mike Santinello scored on a pass from Craig Lacey 14 seconds into the opening period. Longmeadow swarmed the Westfield net a few minutes later. Lancers’ Connor McCarthy managed to stuff it See WHS Wins, Page 11
Westfield senior goalkeeper, Matt Blascak, rear, makes the save on a point blank shot taken by Longmeadow senior forward Drew Kelleher during the first period of Saturday’s game at the Olympia Ice Arena. (Photo by Frederick Gore)
Westfield senior Nick Aube, left, collides with Westfield junior defense man Craig Lacey controls the Longmeadow sophomore forward Tiernan Ashe during puck during Saturday’s game against Longmeadow. Saturday’s game at the Olympia Ice Arena. (Photo by (Photo by Frederick Gore)
Westfield’s Mario Metallo and Nick Aube, foreground, fire a shot just outside of the net as Longmeadow senior goal keeper Omar Natour watches during the second period of Saturday’s game at the Olympia Ice Arena. (Photo by Frederick Gore)
Westfield sophomore forward Mario Metallo, right, controls the puck as Longmeadow senior forward Connor McCarthy moves in during Saturday’s game at the Olympia Ice Arena. (Photo by Frederick Gore)
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Westfield senior defense man Nick Aube, top, collides with Longmeadow sophomore forward Matt Walthouse during Saturday’s game at the Olympia Ice Arena. (Photo by Frederick Gore)
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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL - SPRING TRAINING AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct Cleveland 3 1 .750 Kansas City 3 1 .750 Oakland 3 1 .750 Seattle 3 1 .750 Baltimore 2 1 .667 Houston 2 1 .667 Minnesota 2 1 .667 Detroit 3 2 .600 New York 3 2 .600 Toronto 3 2 .600 Chicago 1 1 .500 1 1 .500 Tampa Bay Boston 1 2 .333 Los Angeles 1 2 .333 Texas 1 2 .333
NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct Washington 3 0 1.000 Miami 3 1 .750 Pittsburgh 3 1 .750 Cincinnati 3 2 .600 Milwaukee 3 2 .600 Arizona 3 3 .500 Los Angeles 2 2 .500 2 .500 San Fran 2 Colorado 1 2 .333 St. Louis 1 2 .333 Philadelphia 1 4 .200 Atlanta 0 5 .000 Chicago 0 3 .000 New York 0 3 .000 San Diego 0 4 .000
Young Yaz scores run for O’s in loss to Red Sox FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Hall of Famer in a Red Sox warmup jersey met the Orioles rookie wearing No. 85 behind the cage during batting practice. They hugged, sharing an embrace and something else — one of the most recognizable names in baseball history. A couple hours later, Carl Yastrzemski sat in the stands for another special moment Sunday. His grandson, Mike, played his first major league spring training game and scored a run for Baltimore in an 8-6 loss to Boston. “It means a lot,” the elder Yastrzemski said. “Just proves that a lot of hard work will take you a long way. He’s worked hard all his life. He wanted to be a player and he put the time and effort into it.” Carl Yastrzemski spent his whole career in Boston. The younger Yaz was the Orioles’ 14th-round draft pick last June from Vanderbilt. He hit .273 with three homers and 25 RBIs in 57 games in short-season Class A. The 23-year-old entered as a pinch runner in the sixth inning, scored Baltimore’s first run
and then played right field. When he entered the game and was announced, the crowd quickly recognized the name and gave him a warm ovation. A lefthanded hitter like his grandfather, Mike was hitless in his one at-bat. Despite his pedigree, he said he gets no special treatment. “The coaches all try and look at me the same as they look at any other player,” he said. “They don’t take name in the factor. If you can’t play, you’re not going to get the chance. If you’re performing, then you’re going to get up.” “As I’ve grown up and gone through more baseball and the experience, I realized I don’t get treated any differently. Everyone looks at you as a baseball player rather than the name.” The Red Sox picked him in the 36th round of the 2009 draft when he graduated from St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Mass., but he went to college. He stayed in school when the Mariners took in the 30th round in 2012, and he graduated last year.
Saturday’s Games Pittsburgh 2, Tampa Bay 2, tie, 10 innings N.Y. Yankees 4, Philadelphia 0 Washington 16, Atlanta 15 Miami (ss) 5, St. Louis 4 Baltimore 9, Toronto 7 Minnesota 6, Boston 2 Detroit 5, Houston 1 Miami (ss) 9, N.Y. Mets 1 Cleveland vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., ccd., Rain Oakland 2, Texas 2, tie Kansas City 7, San Diego 3, 8 innings Milwaukee 6, L.A. Dodgers 5 San Francisco vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., ccd., Rain Cincinnati 3, Colorado 2 Seattle 5, L.A. Angels 3, 7 innings Arizona 2, Milwaukee 1, 5 innings Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., ccd., Rain Sunday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 8, Toronto 2 Houston 7, Atlanta (ss) 4 Atlanta (ss) 0, Detroit 0, tie, 10 innings St. Louis 7, N.Y. Mets 1 Tampa Bay 6, Minnesota 3 Pittsburgh 4, Philadelphia 1 Boston 8, Baltimore 6 Washington 10, Miami 3 San Francisco 5, Arizona 3 L.A. Dodgers 3, San Diego (ss) 3, tie Kansas City 5, Chicago Cubs 3 Chicago White Sox 9, Texas 7 Cleveland 6, Seattle 3 Oakland 3, L.A. Angels 2 Cincinnati 15, San Diego (ss) 4 Milwaukee 6, Colorado 5 Monday’s Games N.Y. Mets vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Minnesota (ss) vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Boston vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Washington vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 1:05 p.m.
English Premier League GP W Chelsea 28 19 28 18 Liverpool Arsenal 28 18 Manchester City 26 18 28 16 Tottenham Everton 27 13 Manchester United 27 13 Newcastle 28 13 Southampton 28 10 28 8 West Ham Aston Villa 28 8 28 8 Hull City Stoke 28 7 Swansea 28 7 28 7 Norwich Crystal Palace 27 8 4 West Brom 27 Sunderland 26 6 Cardiff City 28 5 28 6 Fulham
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L 3 5 5 5 7 5 8 11 9 13 13 14 12 13 14 16 10 14 16 19
GF 52 73 52 69 37 38 43 37 38 31 31 30 28 37 21 19 31 26 19 28
Toronto vs. Minnesota (ss) at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Houston vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 3p.m. San Diego vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale,Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Seattle (ss) at Peoria, Ariz., 3 p.m. Seattle (ss) vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Colorado vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 9:10 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Pittsburgh vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Washington vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Houston vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1:10 p.m. Arizona vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Oakland (ss) at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Oakland (ss) vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Texas vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Toronto vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 6:35 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES GA 22 35 28 27 33 27 31 39 35 35 38 35 42 41 43 37 39 42 49 62
Pts 63 59 59 57 53 48 45 43 39 31 31 30 30 29 28 27 25 24 22 21
WESTERN MASS. TOURNAMENTS
Saturday, March 1 Everton 1, West Ham 0 Fulham 1, Chelsea 3 Hull City 1, Newcastle 4 Manchester United vs. Manchester City, Ppd. Stoke 1, Arsenal 0 Sunderland vs. West Brom, Ppd. Southampton 0, Liverpool 3 Sunday, March 2 Aston Villa 4, Norwich 1 Swansea 1, Crystal Palace 1 Tottenham 1, Cardiff City 0 Saturday, March 8 West Brom vs. Manchester United, 1245 GMT Arsenal vs. Swansea, 1500 GMT, Ppd. Cardiff City vs. Fulham, 1500 GMT Crystal Palace vs. Southampton, 1500 GMT Manchester City vs. Aston Villa, 1500 GMT, Ppd. Norwich vs. Stoke, 1500 GMT West Ham vs. Hull City, 1500 GMT, Ppd. Chelsea vs. Tottenham, 1730 GMT Sunday, March 9 Newcastle vs. Everton, 1700 GMT, Ppd. Monday, March 10 Liverpool vs. Sunderland, 2100 GMT, Ppd. England Championship
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CHAMPIONSHIP No. 1 Agawam vs. No. 2 Westfield Olympia Ice Center, West Springfield, 8:30 p.m.
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
DAY DATE OPPONENT TIME Pittsburgh Tuesday March 4 MASCAS Semifinals Boston Saturday March 8 MASCAC Championship Montreal Philadelphia Tampa Bay Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track and Field N.Y. Rangers DAY DATE OPPONENT Place Toronto March 7-8 ECAC Division III Championships Reggie Lewis Center Detroit Fri.-Sat Washington March 14-15 NCAA Division III Championships @Devaney Center Fri.-Sat. Columbus Lincoln, NE Ottawa New Jersey Carolina N.Y. Islanders Florida Buffalo EASTERN CONFERENCE
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Saturday’s Games Washington at Boston, 1 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 1 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Florida at Columbus, 2 p.m. Winnipeg at Nashville, 3 p.m. Tampa Bay at Dallas, 3 p.m. Carolina at Los Angeles, 4 p.m. Toronto at Montreal, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Chicago at Chicago, IL, 8 p.m. Calgary at Edmonton, 10 p.m.
Away 17-12-2 15-10-3 16-11-2 15-13-5 17-15-2 18-11-0 11-12-7 17-9-4 12-13-5 13-14-3 14-11-6 12-15-6 11-14-4 14-16-0 12-18-3 6-17-3
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Away Div 19-9-3 15-1-2 18-9-3 15-0-1 17-8-7 9-8-3 17-13-3 13-6-2 18-9-2 14-5-2 16-12-3 12-6-1 12-14-5 12-9-1 13-12-4 6-9-5 15-15-2 7-12-4 13-15-4 9-9-4 10-12-8 11-7-5 11-12-6 8-10-2 11-15-4 7-10-3 10-19-5 4-11-4
Sunday’s Games Philadelphia at Washington, 12:30 p.m. San Jose at New Jersey, 3 p.m. Florida at N.Y. Islanders, 3 p.m. Ottawa vs. Vancouver at Vancouver, British Columbia, 4 p.m. Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Colorado, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Carolina at Anaheim, 8 p.m.
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Continued from Page 9 past Westfield goalie Matt Blascak (19 saves). Drew Kelleher assisted on the play. Westfield responded with another early goal, in the second period, when Zane Collier and Erik Hosmer set up Sullivan with 13:00 on the clock. Longmeadow’s Michael Tabb tied the game 2-all when a close shot from the edge of the left circle found the back of the net. McCarthy and Kelleher earned assists. Westfield had a chance to take a lead into the third period with a breakaway chance, but Natour turned it away. In the final period, the Bombers, in fact, did jump into the driver’s seat, albeit briefly, when Santinello redirected a shot from Connor Sullivan for a goal with 8:35 left in the period. Chris Sullivan also assisted on the play. Longmeadow wasted little time riding shotgun as Kelleher fired a successful bullet into the goal 39 seconds later. McCarthy and Tabb assisted. Westfield’s Adam Hosmer rang the post with five minutes left, but the puck clanged harmlessly away. While the sound of the puck hitting the metal echoed throughout the rink, it was not as loud as the deafening roar of the crowd when Sullivan’s shot sent the Whip City faithful into a frenzy.
Westfield senior forward Michael Santinello flies over the top of Longmeadow sophomore defender Trevor Joyal during the third period of Saturday’s game at the Olympia Ice Arena. (Photo by Frederick Gore)
Owls nip Worcester State, advance WESTFIELD – Westfield State University scored a late first-period goal by TJ Powers and held on for a 1-0 victory over Worcester State University in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) ice hockey tournament quarterfinals on Saturday evening. The No. 3 seed Owls, 12-13-1, will play at No. 2 seed Plymouth State in the MASCAC semifinals on Tuesday, March 4. Worcester, the No. 6 seed, finishes its season with a
9-15-1 overall record. The Owls defeated the Lancers three times during the regular season by an aggregate score of 16-5. The tournament game was closely contested, however. There were five penalties whistled with Westfield killing a five-minute boarding penalty midway through second stanza. Powers scored the game-winning goal with 1:15 remaining in the first period. He flicked a shot into the upper right post from the point
Westfield’s Dave O’Connor tracks down the puck near the side of the net during thid period action. (Photo by Cody Goldman)
Westfield’s Maxime Richard rushes to the net during first period action.
(Photo by Cody
with assists from Josh McCully and Frank Zuccaro. Westfield outshot Worcester, 42-32, and Owl senior goalie Eddie Davey (32 saves) recorded his third career shutout and his sec-
ond shutout in two weeks. Worcester goalie Salvatore Tecci kept the game close with several outstanding stops and finished with 41 saves.
Westfield State handles Johnson & Wales PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Sophomore Meg Griffin (Granby, Conn.) had five goals and three assists to lead the Westfield State University women’s lacrosse team to a 13-4 victory over Johnson & Wales University in the 2014 season opener on Saturday morning, March 1. Despite the frigid and windy conditions, the Owls were hot at the start as they jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the opening four minutes of the game. Sparked by four goals from Griffin, Westfield led at halftime, 8-0. Johnson & Wales, playing its inaugural season of women’s lacrosse, scored the first two goals in the program’s history in the opening minutes of the second half, forcing Westfield first-year head coach Jeff Pechulis to call a timeout. Griffin scored her fifth goal in the 10th minute of the second half to give Westfield a 9-2 lead. The Owls had four multiple goal scorers. Sophomore Blair Smith (Milford, Mass.) and freshman Caroline Smart (Weymouth, Mass.) both scored three goals. Sophomore first-year player Roni Orcutt (Granville, Mass./Westfield High School) tallied two goals. Westfield had 21 shots on goal, Johnson & Wales 14. Owl sophomore goalie Mimi Khampaeng (Hampden, Mass./Minnechaug High School) recorded 10 saves.
The Westfield State University lacrosse captains for the 2014 season are, left to right, seniors Kelley Ramsey, Jen Carew and Lee Meskevich. (Photo by Mickey Curtis)
Palma Earns All-New England Honors BOSTON – Westfield State University sophomore Naloti Palma earned All-New England honors by placing eighth in the weight throw at the All-New England championships on March 1 at Boston University. Palma had a personal best throw of 50-5 ½ in the weight throw. She also competed in the shot put and finished 13th with a toss of 39-8. She won the New England Division III shot put title last week with a
throw of 43-2 ½. Placing 12th for the Westfield women at the AllNew England championships were senior Targie Gervais in the 60 meter dash and freshman Ashley Monahan in the 1,000 meter run. Gervais had the eighth best time of 7.78 in the preliminary round but was clocked in 7.90 in the semifinals. Gervais also placed 28th in the 200 meter dash in 25.89. Monahan broke a 22-year-
old school record in the 1,000 meter run with a time of 3:00.49. The former record of 3:03.34 was set by WSU Hall of Famer Linda Phillips in 1992. Also competing were: Cassidy Noonan, (23rd, 500 meter runs), Meg McNamara (21st, 60 hurdles), Zack Madera (60 meter dash, 25th), Zack Delisle (pole vault, 20th), and Travon Godette (high jump, no height).
Katie Sterpka (Photo by Mickey Curtis)
Sterpka Finishes Seventh At NCAA Regional TROY, N.Y. - Westfield State University junior Katie Sterpka (Barkhamsted, Conn.) finished seventh in the three-meter diving at the NCAA Division III Regional championships held Feb. 28-March 1 at RPI. Sterpka’s score of 444.25 on the three-meter plank surpassed the school record total of 441.10 she compiled two weeks ago. Sterpka placed 14th in Saturday’s one-meter diving competition with a score of 399.65. She missed qualilfying for the NCAA Division III national championships but is the first alternate on the three-meter board. “Katie did a very, very good job on the three-meter board,” said Westfield veteran coach Dave Laing. “She also dove well on the one meter board but was short on a couple of dives. The fact that she is an alternate is pretty good. She did a good job.”
Naloti Palm finished eighth in the weight throw with a personal best of 50-5 1/2. Mickey Curtis)
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Annie’s Mailbox By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar
Is there an answer to this? Dear Annie: My sister complains that our mother (who can be narcissistic and self-centered) has never reached out to her son. “Mitch” is now 25, and Mom has never tried to get to know him. Mom sent my daughter (now 33) on trips to Europe and would visit us often, but did not do the same for Mitch. Mitch is not easy. I used to send him gifts for birthdays and other milestones and never received any response, so I finally stopped. In person, he is monosyllabic and quiet. When he was 2, I remember seeing him bite my sister and throw tantrums. Mitch is very bright. He’s been in college off and on for the past six years, but still has not finished his degree. I am fairly certain that he was into pot through high school and may still be. He has never had a real job, although he’s worked part-time temp positions. My sister’s relationship with our mother has always been slightly problematic. She is now divorced and struggling financially, and my mother is well off. Mitch could use help with tuition and books. When I suggested that he call or email his grandmother occasionally to let her know what’s going on in his life, my sister became angry. She blames Mom for never reaching out to the “child” and claims a normal grandparent would show an interest in her grandson. She insists the onus is on the adult in the relationship. Is there an answer to this dilemma? -- Confused Sister and Aunt Dear Confused: First of all, let’s eliminate what Mitch did when he was 2. It is ridiculous and unforgiving to stigmatize a child as “difficult” because he bit and threw tantrums as a toddler. And yes, your mother should have made an effort to know and love her grandson regardless of how difficult he may have been. That said, however, Mitch is an adult now and is responsible for his own behavior. If he believes his grandmother doesn’t care about him, he’s unlikely to email her. If your sister reinforces the idea that it’s Grandma’s responsibility to initiate contact, Mitch won’t do anything. And if Grandma is narcissistic and self-centered, she may have no interest in Mitch, because it requires too much of her. This kid may not be easy, but he has been rejected by members of his family for most of his life. Please be kind. Dear Annie: Our daughter is getting married in the fall, and we are having the wedding and reception in our backyard. How can we ask guests not to use their cellphones or text during the festivities? This rudeness has become acceptable, but not to my wife or me. -- Jim Dear Jim: It’s perfectly OK to ask your guests to turn off or mute their cellphones during the ceremony. The minister or best man can make the announcement before the wedding begins. But you will have less luck at the reception. People want to take photos of themselves and their friends and text a play-by-play to those who couldn’t attend. You can ask the guests to put their phones away so they can enjoy the real-time fun, but you cannot force them. If there is a band, even a muted noise level should be enough to lessen the distraction. Dear Annie: This is in response to “Polly Positive,” whose husband is dealing with cancer, and family and friends keep telling him horror stories about death. My nephew was recently diagnosed with cancer. He invited me for Thanksgiving, and I was dreading it. One of the first things I did was go online and look up “what NOT to say to cancer patients.” I was amazed to see what comes out of the mouths of otherwise intelligent people. I encourage all of your readers to do this. It may save them from stepping on their tongues -- Prayerful in K. Falls Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, March 3, 2014: This year you might not always be comfortable with what happens. Your ego could take a beating. Curb a tendency to overindulge, especially when you’re upset. Learn to take in the big picture. If you are single, use care when dating, as you might be prone to meeting emotionally unavailable people this year. Before committing, get to know someone well. The best period for meeting someone of significance will be through July 2014. If you are attached, the two of you might not always be on the same emotional frequency. When you are, you have a great time together. ARIES can get you riled up! 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 Don’t be surprised to wake up in a cranky mood, as your dreamtime occurred under some hard planetary vibes. Try not to act on your feelings. A discussion with someone very similar to you could open up an interesting issue. Tonight: All’s well that ends well. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH You could be strong-willed about a personal matter and end up bullying everyone into his or her respective corners. Is that what you really want? By late afternoon, once you have calmed down, you will need to act. Tonight: Someone close to you might not be anxious to talk. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH Zero in on what you want. A partner could become controlling, which might provoke quite a response from you. Is it possible that you are channeling some of your distress about another situation into this one? Try to look at the long term. Tonight: Get into a lighthearted pastime. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Pressure seems to build to an unprecedented level. The unexpected could occur when dealing with a key associate. A partner might get very controlling as well. Keep your cool, and know that everything could change quickly. Tonight: In the limelight. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH You tend to be present in the moment while still gaining an overview of the situation. Someone might push you hard to get his or her way. The results will be that you distance yourself from this person. Honor a change of pace. Tonight: Let your imagination run wild. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Deal directly with someone whom you care a lot about. You might want to tap into your creativity when dealing with this person. Push comes to shove with a new friendship. Someone could be jealous of the time you spend with your new friend. Tonight: Opt for togetherness. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH You might need to defer to a key person in your life. An effort to work together could seem feasible initially, but you’ll need one person to be in charge; let it be the other person. Use your intuitive sense with a health or work matter. Tonight: Say “yes” to a suggestion. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHH You have the strength to continue like the Energizer Bunny. Just the same, someone could throw a boomerang in your path. Jump over it, and don’t let it trip you up. Be aware of what others are asking, but don’t interfere with the completion of a project. Tonight: As you like it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHH You might want to let go of plans and let your spontaneous personality take over. Passion consumes much of your time, whether it be a certain topic, person, pastime or sport. Consider incorporating more passion into your daily life. Tonight: Kick up your heels. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHH You’ll want to understand what is happening with a close loved one. You can push and prod to get answers, but know that this manipulation could backfire. Though you might find it difficult to play it loose with this person, you’ll need to. Tonight: Happiest at home. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Keep communication open, and try not to make any judgments. Listen to what others are saying, and imagine what it must be like to be in their shoes; your understanding will
evolve as a result. A boss or parent could be touchy or withdrawn. Tonight: Be available. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH Keep reaching out to someone at a distance. You might not like what you hear at first, and you’ll wonder what would be best to do. Keep a conversation lively yet open. Refuse to replay a difficult situation over and over again in your head. Tonight: Make it your treat.
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City Committee WESTFIELD - The Westfield Republican City Committee will be meeting on Monday, March 3 at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. All are welcome to attend and we encourage everyone to get involved. We will continue to meet on the first Monday of each month at the same time and location until further notice. We look forward to seeing many new faces at our next meeting!
Financial Workshop WESTFIELD - Beginning on March 3, the Westfield Senior Center will be the host site for a three week workshop series on personal financial literacy for older adults. With funding from the State Treasurer’s Office, this unique program is designed to provide financial education to seniors. Workshop participants will begin with a financial self-assessment, identifying realistic financial goals, net worth and budgeting. In addition, “money mentors” will be available to assist participants on a one-on-one basis with general financial guidance, support, and motivation following the completion of the workshop series. The workshops will be held on Mondays March 3, 10 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. There is no charge for participation in the series and all materials will be supplied. Advance registration is necessary because space is limited. For more information or to sign up for the series, please call the Senior Center at 562-6435.
MS Fundraiser HUNTINGTON - Four Main Street Bar and Grill in Huntington is holding the first annual Mardi Gras/multiple sclerosis (MS) fundraiser in connection with MS Awareness Week. During MS Awareness Week, March 3 to 9, people all over the nation come together to share, educate and build awareness of this disease. Different kinds of fundraisers will be available for this great cause. Chef John is making available some great cajun dishes to go along with his already awesome menu. If you want to come dressed in Mardi Gras costumes feel free to get in the spirit; prizes will be given for the the best costume. The party starts at 6 p.m. and goes to 9 p.m. on Tuesday March 4. Chef John is donating 10 percent of the sales to the MS Society. If you are unable to attend this event and want to donate you can either stop by Four Main Street and leave a check with Chef John made out to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or you can mail a check to Sister Judith (Rosie) at Dalesandro 117 Prospect Street Chester, MA 01011.
Pancake Supper WESTFIELD - St. John’s Lutheran Church is having a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, March 4 with continuous sittings beginning at 5 p.m. through 6:30 p.m. The menu includes pancakes: flour and potato, sausage or bacon, applesauce, dessert and coffee, tea and milk. The tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children and a second helping for $3. For tickets, you may contact the church at 5681417 or Sally Sienkiewicz at 562-3186.
Seat Weaving Class WESTFIELD - Westfield Creative Arts will offer a seat weaving class at the Westfield State University Downtown Art Gallery. The six-week session will run Tuesdays, March 4 to April 15 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The course is instructed by Kathleen MacLean. The cost of the course is $105 for non-members plus supplies. Caning materials are available through online sources and will need to be ordered prior to first class. There is a membership fee of $50 per year, which translates into a $20 savings for each class taken throughout the year. Tuition for each class varies depending on the length and duration of the class. Classes that require supplies will have a materials list that students can obtain upon registering for the class. A full schedule of class dates and times can be found at www.westfieldcreativearts.com. For more information on Westfield Creative Arts, call (413) 478-9423.
YMCA’s fourth annual Chili, Chowder, Chocolate Cook-Off WESTFIELD - The Westfield YMCA’s fourth annual Chili, Chowder, Chocolate Cook-Off will take place on March 8. It will be hosted at the Westfield YMCA GP Room between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. In conjunction with the YMCA’s “Partners with Youth”, this year’s beneficiary organization is the Westfield Fire Department. We are helping them raise money for the purchase of a BlitzFire Nozzle. From saving lives to shaping lives, this fundraiser benefits the entire community. Come enjoy the food and join the fun, and vote for your favorite dish! Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Westfield YMCA for $7 or a package of four tickets for $25. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10. Children two years old and under are free. For more information contact Fitness Director Cindy Agan at 568-8631 x323 or email at email@example.com.
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SOUTHWICK - Anna Pickard, President of the Southwick Rotary Interact Club, announced that the school-based club will host a talent show on March 6 at 7 p.m. in the Southwick Tolland Regional High School auditorium. The talent show will consist of acts by high school students demonstrating their various talents and skills. Tickets are available at the door at $6 for adults and $4 for students. Anyone willing to donate a nonperishable food item in support of the Southwick Food Pantry will receive $1 off their ticket. Please help support the local Interact Club and Rotary Club sponsored event. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit various local community projects of the local Interact Club. For more information, contact Pickard at (413) 654-7179 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WESTFIELD - As part of the Westfield Council On Aging’s upcoming ‘Retire the Fire!’ program, Deputy Fire Chief Patrick Egloff will present ‘Fire Prevention and Safety Basics for Seniors‘ at the Westfield Senior Center. Deputy Egloff will discuss how to remain safe while cooking in the kitchen, using electrical appliances, keeping warm at home and using home oxygen. In addition, he will share stories and examples from his many years as a firefighter. Join us at the Westfield Senior Center on Thursday, March 6 at 12:45 p.m. for this extremely informative and
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WESTFIELD - The Westfield Athenaeum invites the general public to an interactive open house on Saturday, March 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m, in celebration of the library’s 150th anniversary. Join us for an evening of music, refreshments and history as we reenact significant scenes from our esteemed history. Visitors may also have a chance to win a raffle prize! The snow date for this event is Sunday, March 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please note that the library will close at 4 p.m. to prepare for the evening. There will be no library business conducted during the open house. Please call the library to register for this event at 413568-7833.
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