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“How slowly I have made my way in life! How much is still to be done!” — Nathaniel Hawthorne

MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014

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Gorman lobbies council for new senior center By Dan Moriarty Staff Writer WESTFIELD – Council On Aging Executive Director Tina Gorman spoke to the City Council members Thursday night to explain what services the agencies provides to the city’s 8,000 senior citizens and how the delivery of those services will be enhanced when a new senior center is constructed. Mayor Daniel M. Knapik submitted a $7. 5 million bond request to the City Council to finance the construction of a new 20,000-square-foot facility on Noble Street, replacing the current 5,000-square-foot Main Street center. The city received 10 bids for the senior center construction project which included a base bid and “alternatives” included as add-ons to the base bid. The contract was structured with the lower cost options to ensure that the construction cost would fall below $7 million. The alternatives replace less expensive materials with better material, such as replacing concrete curbing with granite. The apparent low bid was submitted by Forish Construction of Mainline Drive with a base price of $6,184,541 and a combined price of $6,324,625 for the construction and six alternates. The Purchasing Department completed the vetting process of the contract submissions Friday. Purchasing Director Tammy Tefft said this morning that the Forish bid is the apparent low “responsible and eligible” bidder. “Forish will be notified, contingent upon approval of the bond, that they are the general contractor,” Tefft said. “But I can’t award the contract until the second reading (and final approval) of the bond order by the City Council.” Typically the actual construction is financed through bond anticipation notes (BANs) and the bond actually sold following competition of the project when the exact dollar amount is known.

Gorman said that the original push to construct a new senior center was initiated in 1996 by senior citizens themselves in letters to then Mayor Richard K. Sullivan Jr., City Council members and the Community Development Department. The bond financing for the center construction was estimated in a 2009 five-year capital planning package at between $6 and $7 million and given an assessment as a high priority project. The $7.5 million bond before the City Council contains an 8 percent contingency, about $500,000, See Senior Center, Page 3

Tina Gorman, executive director of the Westfield Council on Aging, center, and Westfield Mayor Daniel Knapik, right, presented “All Things New Senior Center” during a meeting at the Senior Center last fall. Architects and project management were on hand to answer questions. (File photo by Frederick Gore)

An overview drawing of the proposed Westfield Senior Center that will be located on Noble Street. (File photo by Frederick Gore)

Fundraiser to be held for abandoned cats By Peter Francis Staff Writer WESTFIELD – The Westfield Homeless Cat Project will be holding a tag sale later this month to pay for the healthcare of the felines currently in their care. Following the discovery of dozens of cats, malnourished and ill, in Southwick earlier this month, Project Director Denise Sinico said the event will be held from Thursday May 29 to Saturday May 31 at 1124 East Mountain Road from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. “We’re looking for donations of tagsalable items and volunteers,” said Sinico. “Normally our tag sales raise around two grand, but we’re hoping to raise a little bit more than that.” Sinico said that the project usually runs between two and four tag sales a year.

“If we have a specific cat or a big surgery we have to do, or a special situation, we’ll run a tag sale to raise money,” she said. “In the beginning, thats how we raised money. I cleaned up my house, got a bunch of friends to donate stuff, had a tag sale and raised $2,000.” Sinico said she put the money raised by that initial sale toward fixing up a shed in her backyard for the project. “It’s kind of our thing. Everybody loves our tag sales, because we have so many nice things that people donate,” she said. “People are always very kind and good to us, so we always have a lot of good items.” That shed which was restored by the first tag sale is now currently about halffull of items for this upcoming sale, but Sinico believes that, now that spring has arrived, people will be looking to clean out

their homes and donate. The need for an influx of funding is greater now than ever before, as as the recent discovery of a large litter of cats which had been dumped in Southwick has swelled the WHCP ranks to over 30 animals, and Sinico said they are proving difficult to care for. “We’re still struggling with the cats. We’re having to forcefeed some of them, give them appetite stimulants because some of them went way too long without food,” she said. “I have about 15 cats in foster homes, with a few more cats that have been seen out there that we’ve been trying to get. We have well over 30 cats (here).” “We haven’t even begun testing them for diseases,” Sinico said. “When a cat goes without eating, their liver starts to

fail, so I hope that isn’t happening to any of them.” “I’m actually boiling chicken legs and feeding them that,” she said. “I went out and got them goat’s milk. We’re trying everything to get them to eat.” Sinico said that the search for who dumped these cats is still ongoing but that they’re getting closer to uncovering the responsible parties. “I have a friend who is a photographer, and she’s going to take some pictures of the cats, which we’re going to post to our Facebook page,” she said. “Our hope is that someone will come forward and say ‘I know who owned these cats.’” Anyone looking to donate to or volunteer to help with the tag sale can contact Denise Sinico via email at denisesinico@

Purebred Mainecoon and Siamese cats were rescued by the Westfield Homeless Cat Project earlier this month. (Photo Submitted)

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Shriners Circus coloring contest winners The winners of The winners of The Westfield News’ coloring contest are Kayla from the age 2 and under group, Taegan from the ages 3-4 group and Savannah from the 5-7 age group. The winner from the 8-9 age group was Ella but she was unavailable for a picture. Congratulations to all the budding artists!

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Tail of the donkey sculpture stolen in Santa Fe SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Someone stole the tail off the donkey. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports ( the metal sculpture of a burro that stands at one end of Santa Fe’ Burro Alley was recently vandalized and its tail was ripped off. Now, the city may have to spend around $3,000 to replace the tail on one of the most photographed pieces of public art in downtown Santa Fe. So far, police have no clues on any possible tail bandits and is offering a $1,000 reward. The city also has no plans to remove the sculpture. Officials say the city may pay an artist to fix it. The sculpture by artist Charles Southard, part of the city’s collection of about 75 pieces of public art, was commissioned in 1988. It’s valued at $12,500.

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TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Monday, May 19, the 139th day of 2014. There are 226 days left in the year.


n May 19, 1864, American author Nathaniel Hawthorne, 59, died in Plymouth, New Hampshire.

On this date: In 1536, Anne Boleyn, the second wife of England’s King Henry VIII, was beheaded after being convicted of adultery. In 1780, a mysterious darkness enveloped much of New England and part of Canada in the early afternoon. In 1913, California Gov. Hiram Johnson signed the WebbHartley Law prohibiting “aliens ineligible to citizenship” from owning farm land, a measure targeting Asian immigrants, particularly Japanese. In 1921, Congress passed, and President Warren G. Harding signed, the Emergency Quota Act, which established national quotas for immigrants. In 1935, T.E. Lawrence, also known as “Lawrence of Arabia,” died in Dorset, England, six days after being injured in a motorcycle crash. In 1943, in his second wartime address to the U.S. Congress, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill pledged his country’s full support in the fight against Japan. That same day, top U.S. and British officials meeting in Washington reached agreement on May 1, 1944 as the date for the D-Day invasion of France (the operation ended up being launched more than a month later).

In 1954, American composer Charles Ives, 79, died in New York. In 1962, actress Marilyn Monroe sang “Happy Birthday to You” to President John F. Kennedy during a Democratic fundraiser at New York’s Madison Square Garden. In 1964, the State Department disclosed that 40 hidden microphones had been found in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. In 1973, Secretariat won the Preakness Stakes, the second of its Triple Crown victories. In 1981, five British soldiers were killed by an Irish Republican Army landmine in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. In 1994, former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died in New York at age 64.

Ten years ago:

Army Reserve Spc. Jeremy C. Sivits wept and apologized after receiving a year in prison and a bad conduct discharge in the first court-martial stemming from abuse of Iraqis at the Abu Ghraib prison. Frustrated relatives of World Trade Center victims heckled former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani during his appearance before the September 11 commission. Two men hurled purple cornstarch at British Prime Minister Tony Blair in the House of Commons. Manmohan Singh was named India’s new prime minister.

Millionaire philanthropist Jack Eckerd, founder of the drugstore chain that bore his name, died in Clearwater, Florida, at age 91.

Five years ago:

President Barack Obama asked consumers to back his plan for higher efficiency standards for cars and trucks, saying drivers would make up the higher cost of cleaner vehicles at the gas pump.

One year ago:

President Barack Obama, in a soaring commencement address on work, sacrifice and opportunity, told graduates of historically black Morehouse College in Atlanta to seize the power of their example as black men graduating from college and use it to improve people’s lives.

Today’s Birthdays:

PBS newscaster Jim Lehrer is 80. TV personality David Hartman is 79. Actor James Fox is 75. Actress Nancy Kwan is 75. Actor Peter Mayhew is 70. Rock singer-composer Pete Townshend (The Who) is 69. Concert pianist David Helfgott is 67. Rock singer-musician Dusty Hill (ZZ Top) is 65. Singeractress Grace Jones is 62. Rock musician Phil Rudd (ACDC) is 60. Actor Steven Ford is 58. Rock musician Iain Harvie (Del Amitri) is 52. Actress Polly Walker is 48. Actor Jason Gray-Stanford is 44. Gospel singer Israel Houghton is 43. Rock singer Jenny Berggren (Ace of Base) is 42. Country/ rock singer Shooter Jennings is 35. Actor Drew Fuller is 34. Christian rock musician Tim McTague is 31. Rock musician James Richardson (MGMT) is 31. Actor Eric Lloyd is 28.



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Government Meetings MONDAY, MAY 19 TOLLAND Men’s Coffee at PSC Building at 7:45 am Board of Selectmen at 5 pm Planning Board at 7 pm

WESTFIELD Youth Commission at 6 pm Human Resources & Policy Subcommittee at 6:15 pm Park & Rec at 7 pm School Committee at 7 pm

SOUTHWICK Board of Assessors at 5:30 pm Board of Selectmen at 5:30 pm

TUESDAY, MAY 20 TOLLAND School Committee at 7 pm

WESTFIELD Commission for Citizens with Disabilities at 6:30 pm Cable Television Commission at 7 pm Planning Board at 7 pm

SOUTHWICK Cemetery Commission at 9 am Finance Committee at 6:15 pm

Noble Visiting Nurse and Hospice Services

10th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting Noble Visiting Nurse and Hospice Services offered its 10th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting fundraiser Friday evening at Tekoa Country Club. A night of friends, wine, craft beers, raffles, and hors d’oeuvres. (Photos submitted)

HUNTINGTON Board of Assessors at 6 pm

WEDNESDAY, MAY 21 SOUTHWICK Housing Authority at 5:30 pm

HUNTINGTON ZBA at 7 pm Conservation Commission at 7 pm

MONDAY, MAY 26 TOLLAND LEGAL HOLIDAY-Town Hall Closed for Memorial Day All Day Men’s Coffee at PSC Building at 7:45 am

SPRINGFIELD PVTA Finance and Audit Committee at 11:15 am PVTA Advisory Board at 12 pm

Senior Center Continued from Page 1 money which would not be used except to address unanticipated problems during construction. “As you consider this bond request, let me be very clear about who we are and what we do,” Gorman said. “We serve as the city’s social service agency for its 8,000 older adults. Often the Council On Aging is the initial access point for information and referral by the city’s seniors and their family members. If we cannot meet all of the programmatic or service needs of the client, we work in collaboration with other community, state, and federal agencies.” “Unlike other social service agencies,” she said. “the Council On Aging does not maintain a waiting list. We assist older adults and their families to the best of our ability regardless of whether they have limited income or a generous pension. We pick up the pieces when other agencies limit access to services because of stringent guidelines.” “The Senior Center is not a recreation center,” Gorman said. “Do we offer recreational programming? Yes we do. We also offer educational programming, benefits counseling, wellness checks, support groups, medical equipment loans, tax preparation assistance, medical transportation, companionship services, telephone reassurance, information and referrals, brown bag food distribution, and crisis management. And the new Senior Center will also house Veterans Affairs so that our two departments can collaborate, maximizing resources for our mutual clients, from across the hall instead five blocks away in different buildings. “Last fiscal year, we provided services to 2,000 older adults living in the city,” she said. “On the one hand, that is just 25 percent of Westfield’s seniors. We could do so much more with accessible rooms, private office space, and adequate parking. On the other hand, the fact that we were able to meet the diverse needs of 2,000 seniors is nothing short of miraculous.” “In the coming weeks, members of various City Council subcommittees will recommend the fate of this 7.5 million dollar bond request,” she said. “As you do so, rest assured that the new Senior Center Building Committee has done its due diligence. We have visited new senior centers across the Commonwealth, sought input from other cities and towns who have gone through this process, and weighed initial cost factors against the expenses of maintenance and upkeep. We have considered the unique needs of the population who will be utilizing the building, the neighborhood in which the building will be built, as well as parking, safety, accessibility, and cost factors.” The council members voted to refer the $7.5 million bond request to the Finance Committee for further review. The Finance Committee is meeting Thursday to discuss the bond request and other city financial matters.

Woman seeks to expand rooster rescue mission By SCOTT STAFFORD The Berkshire Eagle SPRINGFIELD (AP) — They’re kept in crowded cages from birth. By the time they’re 2 years old, prospective cockfighters are either dead or fighting for their lives with sharp blades strapped to their legs. They don’t live through many fights. If they survive but are injured, they are killed and taken out with the trash. Rachael Gordon is working to change all that, by rehabilitating the victims of criminal cockfighting rings one rooster at a time. Gordon, 22, founded Morning’s Song Rooster Rescue in 2011 on a farm in the Berkshire hills, where she is currently rehabilitating about 120 roosters, hens and chicks. But she needs more room, so she can save more lives. Cockfighting rings throughout the world kill millions of roosters annually. Cockfighting is illegal in all 50 states, and U.S. cockfighting organizers are arrested periodically, resulting in the seizure of thousands of birds. There are very few places that can take the victims of cockfighting for rehabilitation, and those that do can only take a few. “Less than 2 percent of the cockfighters that are removed are adopted,” Gordon said. “The rest are euthanized and disposed of.” When Gordon gets a line on a major bust of a cockfighting ring, and she has room, she contacts the arresting authorities and makes arrangements to bring some of the injured to Morning’s Song. “They come here for life,” she said. According to John Goodwin, director of animal cruelty policy for the Humane Society of the United States, nearly 7,000 chickens were seized in raids on cockfighting operations in 2013. He said that while it is illegal in all 50 states, it is a felony in only 41 states. In the other nine, such as Ohio, Alabama and Kentucky, which he described as the national capital of cockfighting rings, cockfighting violations are misdemeanor crimes, punish-

able by fines only. “The weak laws in those states serve as magnets that draw these criminals to their communities,” Goodwin said. Although cockfighting proponents maintain that cockfighting is a cultural heritage for some and harmless fun, Goodwin notes that any time an animal is put in pain, the reasons for it need to be examined. “Roosters are made to suffer horrible injuries and slow death just so people can gamble on them,” he said. “The injuries afflicted on these birds is excessive — they feel the pain. There is no debating the fact that this is animal cruelty. There is no socially redeemable value to cockfighting whatsoever.” Goodwin noted that when he is on the scene of a raid on a cockfighting pit, there is frequently a “dead pile,” which is a pile of roosters that lost their fights and their owners either broke their necks or just left the injured birds on the pile to die of their injuries. Some survive for days before succumbing. He was pleased to hear that someone was working to rehabilitate injured and victimized birds rescued from cockfighting rings. “I’m excited to see someone stepping up to help these roosters,” Goodwin said. “It’s sorely needed. I hope her operation is successful.” Gordon said she finances her operation by working odd jobs around the community. “I save every penny for the roosters,” she said. As a part of a senior thesis at Hampshire College in 2012-13, Gordon designed a therapy program for the former combatants that allows them to return to their natural behaviors. “There’s nobody else out there doing this,” she said. “And it’s a group targeted for violence and death that is in extreme need — chickens are highly intelligent and underappreciated.” With the need for more space, Morning’s Song is starting up a fundraising campaign to finance the construction of another aviary for rehabilitating fighters. The problem is, the sanctuary’s

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location is not publicized, because cockfighting rings are criminal organizations and frequently traffic in illegal guns and drugs. “Donations are rare — mostly because we are so private,” Gordon said. Gordon has just begun a crowdfunding campaign at, so kindred spirits can aid in her mission. The campaign to raise $60,000 to double the capacity at Morning’s Song is live and will end at midnight on June 22. The planned aviary, at 1,200 square feet, will be able to house 120 chickens and aid in the process of recuperating the former fighters. Rehabilitating roosters is difficult, Gordon said, but no matter what, chickens want to be chickens. “Cockfighters are aggressive because they’re abused, they’re not violent by nature,” Gordon said. From birth, cockfighting trainers teach young roosters to be aggressive by putting them into a cage with a cockfighter, and they either learn to fight to survive or die in training. At 2 years old, if showing enough prowess, the rooster’s comb and wattles are removed, and he is sold into the cockfighting ring. His lifespan is short after that. Maybe two or three fights for most cockfighters. “They don’t make it through many fights, and if injured, the owner kills them because they’re useless,” Gordon said. Seized birds are frequently kept by officials as evidence. Once released, if there is a rescue operation willing to take them, they can be saved. If not, they are euthanized. “The chickens are kept in horrific conditions (by cockfighting rings), and injuries and diseases make many of them unadoptable,” Gordon said. “Ninety-eight percent of them are euthanized because nobody will take them.” Most people think cockfighting roosters are aggressive and violent, Gordon noted, “but that’s absolutely not the case. Cockfighters are actually easier and faster to rehabilitate than domesticated

roosters.” In the aviary in which the newly arrived chickens are kept, a number of roosters in single cages observe the rehabilitated roosters and chickens roaming around and socializing on the floor. When a rooster first arrives, Gordon explained, “that animal is expecting to be abused. But when they realize you’re not going to abuse them, the fear starts to dissipate.” In the rehabilitation process, cockfighters are given rehabilitated roosters to observe for new behavior training. Slowly they are reintroduced to a flock, first to observe flock behavior, then under a supervised, protected setting they are allowed to interact with the flock. “In all my time rehabilitating roosters, I have not found one that can’t be rehabilitated,” she said. The third stage in rehabilitation is full flock integration. “Phase three is where you live out your life as a happy, healthy chicken,” Gordon said. In February, the largest cockfighting raid in New York state’s history netted roughly 3,000 chickens. Many of them were already dead. During a Texas raid in March, 97 birds were seized and 17 people were arrested. An April raid in Florida resulted in 200 arrests and 50 birds confiscated. Some were dead. An April bust in the state of Washington came up with 200 birds. Just a few days ago in Ohio, 72 birds were found during a raid, and in South Carolina another 80 were recovered.

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Bipartisan support for background checks By Katie Glueck A majority of likely voters in swing congressional districts and states this year support stricter background checks on gun purchasers, and the support spans both parties, a new Politico poll finds. Seventy-nine percent of those surveyed would support tougher measures while 21 percent are opposed. Ninety percent of Democrats support stricter checks —as do 71 percent of Republicans and 77 percent of independents, the survey found. Three-quarters of the overall survey respondents said the issue was “important” in evaluating candidates in the midterm elections, including 68 percent of Republicans, 87 percent of Democrats and 71 percent of independents. A bipartisan background checks bill failed in the Senate last year. The poll, designed by SocialSphere and conducted by the research firm GfK, surveyed 867 likely voters between May 2 and 13, in places with highly competitive midterm contests. The poll, conducted with GfK’s online KnowledgePanel methodology has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 4.1 percentage points.

Generational divide over gay marriage, pot By Katie Glueck Politico Clear generational divides exist on the hot-button social issues of gay marriage and marijuana legalization, a new Politico poll of voters who will decide the most competitive House and Senate races finds. That split is starkest on the question of same-sex marriage, which is supported by 48 percent of those surveyed overall. But that number skyrockets to 61 percent among people between the ages of 18-34. Slightly more than half of those between ages 35 and 49 support gay marriage; the figure drops to 48 percent among those aged 50-64 and tapers off to 35 percent among those 65 and older. Overall, 52 percent of those surveyed oppose gay marriage. There is also a generational split on the question of legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes. Voters under the age of 65 are divided on the issue, with about half of each age group supporting legalization, and the other half opposing — indicating that the issue is far from settled, even among younger voters. But the number supporting legalization for recreational purposes plummets to 24 percent among those aged 65 and over. Overall, 43 percent support marijuana legalization for recreational purposes, while 56 percent are opposed. The poll, designed by SocialSphere and conducted by the research firm GfK, surveyed 867 likely voters between May 2 and 13, in places with highly competitive midterm contests. The poll, conducted with GfK’s online KnowledgePanel methodology, has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 4.1 percentage points.

How the poll was conducted

By Steven Shepard The new Politico poll aims to gauge how the voters who are going to determine the partisan makeup of Congress feel about their leaders and the issues influencing their vote. So rather than conduct another national poll and draw inferences from voters across an increasingly sorted and gerrymandered country, we surveyed only those voters whose ballots really matter this year: those in states with competitive Senate elections and voters in competitive House districts. Partnering with SocialSphere Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts — which designed and directed the survey — Politico surveyed 867 likely voters in the states and districts with the most competitive Senate and House races, as ranked by the University of Virginia Center for Politics. Conducted May 2-13, the survey was administered on the web by GfK, using a sample from KnowledgePanel, a large, national, probability-based online-survey panel. Respondents completed the online survey in English and Spanish; the average completion time was 10 minutes. While the polls are completed online, KnowledgePanel’s sampling frame includes Americans living in households without Internet access. GfK sends mailers — in English and Spanish — to random addresses in the U.S. Postal Service’s database. Recruits can join the panel by mailing back a form, calling a toll-free phone number or visiting a website. GfK provides those who want to join the panel but don’t have Internet access with a computer and/or free Internet access. This sampling method addresses some criticisms of online polls — namely, that respondents are self-selecting. Unlike socalled opt-in panels — for which firms recruit members via pop-up ads or ads on websites and which anyone can join — See Poll, Page 5

DOT fines GM $35 million in recall probe By Kevin Robillard and Kathryn A. Wolfe GM has agreed to a $35 million fine leveled by the Obama administration for its slowness to report an ignition switch problem affecting millions of cars, a defect that has been linked to at least 13 deaths. While the fine is the most allowed by law, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx repeated the administration’s pleas Friday for Congress to increase the maximum fine in such cases almost tenfold, to $300 million. That will send “an even stronger message that delays will not be tolerated,” he said. “What we cannot tolerate, what we will never accept is a person or company that knows danger exists and says nothing,” Foxx said in a news conference at the Department of Transportation’s headquarters. “Literally, silence can kill.” “What GM did was break the law,” he added. “They failed to meet their public safety obligations. Today, they have admitted as much.” In addition to the fine, GM has agreed to pay civil penalties in the amount of $7,000 each day beginning April 4, 2014, until GM produces the results of its own internal investigation being conducted by Anton Valukas. The agreement sets the date the report is due as no later than June 30. GM CEO Mary Barra pledged that the automaker, which still faces questions about what it knew about the defect and when, will “emerge from this situation a stronger company.” “We have learned a great deal from this recall,” she said in a statement. “We will now focus on the goal of becoming an industry leader in safety.” Several Senate Democrats — including Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who chairs the Senate Commerce subcommittee in charge of investigating the GM recall, panned the fine as inadequate. “I don’t believe the $35 million fine is nearly enough for misconduct of this magnitude. Congress must consider raising or eliminating the cap on civil penalties when automakers put lives at risk,” McCaskill said. “And I remain concerned that GM employees appear to have engaged in criminal behavior concealing this defect and I urge Secretary Foxx to use his authority to refer this matter to the DOJ for criminal prosecution if the evidence warrants it.” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), the chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee in charge of highway safety, called the penalty a “pittance” and a “powerful reminder of the need for legislative reform.” Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), who also sits on Commerce, called it a “parking ticket” for the powerful automaker. “The appropriate penalty would be many multiples of this number in light of the devastating injuries, death and damage caused by GM’s seriously defective cars,” Blumenthal said in a statement. Blumenthal also gave NHTSA a partial pass, saying the penalty shows it “acted as forcefully as possible, but its hands were tied.” He said he plans to introduce a bill that would remove the cap on NHTSA’s penalties entirely.

The fine comes amid several ongoing and concurrent probes into how the company handled the recall of about 2.6 million cars. Those probes, being conducted by the DOT, Justice Department and several congressional committees, are focusing on how much GM knew about the deadly switch problems and when, and whether the automaker purposefully withheld key information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to avoid a recall. Beyond the fines, the settlement announced Friday also includes a consent agreement requiring the company to make “wide-ranging internal changes.” As part of the agreement, GM will provide NHTSA with the full results of the company’s own internal investigation, help employees report safety concerns to management and take steps to maximize the number of vehicle owners who bring their cars in for repair. The consent agreement is “historic,” DOT said, because the provisions will be immediately enforceable in federal court if GM doesn’t live up to its commitments. “No excuse, process or organizational structure will be allowed to stand in the way of any company meeting their obligation to quickly find and fix safety issues in a vehicle,” said David Friedman, acting administrator of the NHTSA, in a statement. “It’s critical to the safety of the driving public that manufacturers promptly report and remedy safety-related defects that have the potential to lead to deaths or injuries on our nation’s highways.” Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), the top Democrat on the subcommittee that’s leading the GM investigation for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said the agreement is a “sign of continued cooperation” between GM and federal regulators, but that she expects “more answers and better transparency about past actions and the ongoing recall efforts.” As part of the consent agreement, GM also agreed that it will produce all documents related to the way it tested and affirmed that having customers remove everything but the ignition key from their key ring is enough to mitigate the risk of triggering problems with the ignition that have resulted in deaths and crashes. Blumenthal in particular has relentlessly pressed GM and the Transportation Department to instead recommend that consumers simply not drive the cars until they are fixed — something both entities have so far declined to do. Separately, the DOT’s inspector general is conducting an audit into NHTSA’s practices, including a focus on the regulator’s decision not to pursue a recall based on the information it had at the time. Friday’s fine marks the second record related penalty leveled under the Obama administration, coming almost exactly two months after Toyota agreed to pay $1.2 billion to settle a criminal investigation into a probe of sudden unintended acceleration in several Toyota and Lexus models. In Toyota’s case, it agreed that it had misled and deceived consumers about safety issues related to sticking gas pedals and floor mats that jammed gas pedals.

Pols buying cocaine, having affairs? Yawn. By Katie Glueck Voters are so desensitized to misbehaving politicians that they hardly bat an eyelid when they hear about congressional scandals involving drugs or affairs, a new POLITICO poll finds. Only 11 percent of those surveyed said they were “shocked” upon hearing “that a member of Congress was arrested for buying cocaine,” the poll found. Another 29 percent said they were “mildly surprised,” while 58 percent said they were “not much moved at all.” That question was a reference to former Florida Rep. Trey Radel, who resigned earlier this year after he was caught buying cocaine from an undercover federal agent. Those surveyed were even less surprised to hear that another member of Congress “was videotaped kissing a staff-person who was not his wife.” Only 4 percent said they were “shocked.” Eighteen percent were “mildly surprised,” but the vast majority — 77 percent — were “not much moved at all.” That question was prompted by Rep. Vance McAllister of Louisiana, who earned the nickname “the kissing congressman” after he was caught on video making out with a female aide. He has decided not to seek reelection. The poll, designed by SocialSphere and conducted by the research firm GfK, surveyed 867 likely voters between May 2 and 13, in places with highly competitive midterm contests.

The poll, conducted with GfK’s online KnowledgePanel methodology, has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 4.1 percentage points.

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Court Logs Westfield District Court Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Justin Crosby, 18, of 385 Steiger Drive, was released on $2,500 personal surety pending a July 15 hearing after he was arraigned on charges of assault and battery and assault and battery on a disabled person brought by Westfield police. Thursday, May 15, 2014 Kara L. Gamache, 35, of 65 Patriots Drive, was released on her personal recognizance pending a July 1 hearing after she was arraigned on a charge of leaving the scene of a property damage accident and a marked lanes violation brought by Westfield police. Savuth Vith, 25, of no fixed address in Westfield, was released on his personal recognizance pending a July 1 hearing after he was arraigned on a charge of disorderly conduct brought by Westfield police. Anthony Hiner, 34, of 590 Granville Road, was ordered to stay away from, have no contact with and refrain from abuse of the named victim after he submitted to facts sufficient to warrant a guilty finding for a charge of violation of a protective order brought by Westfield police and the charge was continued without a finding with probation for one year. He was assessed $50. Robert W. Lemanski, 53, of 4 Sackett Street, saw two charges of possession of a Class D drug with intent to distribute and charges of possession of a Class A drug with intent to distribute and trafficking in cocaine brought by Westfield police dismissed after he was indicted and arraigned for the same offenses in superior court. Timothy A. Williams, 29, of 44 Cortland St., was held in lieu of $2,000 cash bail pending a June 10 hearing after he was arraigned on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and operating an unregistered motor vehicle brought by Westfield police. Terrence Gornec, 26, of 86 Bungalow St., Southwick, was released on his personal recognizance pending a June 16 hearing after he was arraigned on charges of improper operation of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without a license in his possession and reckless operation of a motor vehicle brought by Southwick police. Andrew B. Coach, 24, of 84 Ely St., was held in lieu of $2,500 cash bail pending a June 16 hearing after he was arraigned on ten charges of uttering a false check and a charge of larceny of property valued more than $250 by a single scheme brought by Westfield police.

Bullets strike Springfield home; no one injured SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police say bullets fired from the street came crashing through the window of a Springfield home and lodged into the exterior of the home, but there were no reports of injuries. The residents of the Sherman Street home called police at about 1 .am. Monday just minutes after the city’s ShotSpotter gunshot detection system alerted police. Officers say six shots were fired. Detectives investigated and found bullets had penetrated at least one window and others were buried in the exterior sheathing of the house. Police found spent shell casings in the area. There was no word on arrests.

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Judge: Marijuana licensing process can proceed By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — A state judge has rejected efforts to temporarily halt Massachusetts’ process for licensing medical marijuana dispensaries. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Mary K. Ames denied requests by three potential medical marijuana providers to issue a preliminary injunction preventing the state from finalizing the licensing process until their cases are adjudicated, according to recent documents filed in the cases. The three companies — 1 Releaf Inc., Apex Compassion & Wellness Center and the Striar Center for Compassionate Care — had been among 100 applicants for a state dispensary license, but were not among the 20 chosen by the state Department of Public Health to earn a “provisional” license in January. At least two other companies — the Timothy Walsh Foundation and Prospect Lake Inc. — have also filed suit challenging the process, which the public health department hopes to complete this summer. Public Health Department spokesman David Kibbe said officials still are vetting the remaining 20 applicants, a process that includes background checks on anyone involved with the proposed dispensaries. Massachusetts’ medical marijuana law, which took effect in January 2013, allows for up to 35 state-licensed dispensaries authorized to grow and sell marijuana to qualified patients for the treatment of cancer, glaucoma, AIDS and other ailments. In her ruling, Ames said the three companies had not shown they would face irreparable harm if the state continued to vet the remaining applicants. Even if the state issues final approval to all 20 provisional license holders before the cases are decided, there will still be 15 more marijuana licenses the plaintiffs could seek under state law, Ames wrote. Jonathan Rutley, a lawyer representing the Apex Compassion & Wellness Center and the Striar Center for Compassionate Care, said this week that his clients will continue pursuing their lawsuits. He said they will push for the state to disclose the full, unredacted applications from companies seeking a dispensary license, as well as documents related to the scoring of applicants. In their separate lawsuits, the Timothy Walsh Foundation and Prospect Lake Inc. claim the process for scoring applications was arbitrary and flawed. Specifically, the Timothy Walsh Foundation questions the award of a provisional license in Plymouth County to Medical Marijuana of Massachusetts, Inc., a group backed by former Congressman William Delahunt that won three of the 20 total provisional licenses issued. Prospect Lake Inc., meanwhile, challenges the department’s decision not to award a provisional license to any of the initial applicants in Berkshire County. “We believe the best possible providers should be licensed to get up and running,” Michael Cutler, an attorney for the plaintiffs said this week. “We question — at least in the cases of Berkshire County and Plymouth County — whether that’s happened.”

Obituaries Lieta M. Marrotte WESTFIELD - Lieta M. Marrotte, 100, a longtime resident of Westfield, MA, passed away on May 15, 2014. Born in Trenton, NJ on August 31, 1913 to Natale and Eudosia Marchesi, she graduated from Princeton High School and Wilson College. She was active in the Westfield community for almost thirty years as a volunteer and as a member of local organizations. Lieta was a past president of the Westfield Women’s Club, participated in the Garden Club, Westfield Athenaeum Book Club, and was a member of the Hopefully Well-Affected Club. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Lieta was an active supporter of the American Red Cross, who she served in Europe during World War Two. She continued to support the Red Cross the rest of her life. She was the widow of Paul A. Marrotte who died in 1999. She leaves her son, Sandy Marrotte of Plymouth, NH; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her daughter, Andrea Parks. Calling Hours will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21st at the Firtion-Adams Funeral Home, 76 Broad Street, Westfield, MA. A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 22nd at 1:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Court St and Holland Ave, Westfield, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Red Cross, Greater Westfield Chapter, P.O. Box 1324 Westfield, MA 01086.

LOST AND FOUND Lost car key and one key and store tags. Reward! Call 562-6428. Lost between School St parking lot and Good Table Restaurant. 5-1-14. Found in the vicinity of City View Road. Orange/ white female, approx. 1 – 2 years old. Contact Marty at 413-568-6985 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)6857949.

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Panel finalizes recommendations to ease abuse By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — A state panel charged with finding ways to address Massachusetts’ drug abuse epidemic is set to finalize its recommendations for Gov. Deval Patrick this week. The 36-member Opiate Task Force, which includes mayors, state officials and health care providers, is charged with recommending how to spend $20 million designated to improve substance abuse treatment programs across the state. It meets Wednesday. Patrick issued an executive order in March declaring drug abuse a public health emergency. He also attempted to ban Zohydro, a powerful hydrocodone-based painkiller, and he expanded the availability of naloxone, a drug used to counter the effects of opioid overdose. Public Health Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett, who chairs the task force, says the panel’s recommendations will include

short- and long-term solutions covering a broad range of categories, from better prevention education to faster, more “real-time” data on overdoses. She declined to name specific recommendations but suggested that expanding use of the state’s Prescription Monitoring Program, an online database where a licensed prescriber or pharmacist can view a patient’s prescription history, would be among them. Joanne Peterson, founder of Learn to Cope, a support group for families dealing with drug addiction, said Massachusetts must invest more in affordable residential programs for people in the early stages of addiction recovery, such as those recently completing detoxification programs. She also suggested the state invest more in services for the growing number of female addicts. “It’s very easy to relapse in an environment with no structure. They need counseling and support,” Peterson said.

“We’ve been advocating for this stuff for years. We’re more hopeful now. The governor is taking the right steps.” State officials say the annual number of unintentional opiate overdoses has nearly doubled in recent years, from 338 in 2000 to 668 in 2012. They say preliminary data for 2013 suggests fatal overdoses are on track to meet or exceed 2012′s totals. Among the causes for the rise are an increase in pain medication prescriptions and more availability of cheap heroin, both in pure and adulterated versions, according to officials. State regulatory boards have already issued stricter requirements to doctors, dentists and pharmacists who prescribe and dispense Zohydro, which public health officials have said can be easily abused in its current form. The restrictions come after Patrick’s attempt to ban the drug outright was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge. Zogenix, the San

Poll Continued from Page 4 KnowledgePanel is comprised only of those California-10, California-21, California-25, Americans randomly selected through GfK’s California-26, California-31, California-36, address-based sampling. A design summary California-52, Colorado-06, Connecticut-05, for KnowledgePanel is available here. Florida-02, Florida-13, Florida-18, Florida-26, The margin of error for the full sample is Georgia-12, Illinois-10, Illinois-11, Illinois-12, plus or minus 4.1 percentage points. For likely Illinois-13, Illinois-17, Indiana-02, Iowa-01, voters in competitive Senate states, the mar- Iowa-03, Maine-02, Massachusetts-06, gin of error is plus or minus 5.5 percentage Michigan-01, Michigan-04, Michigan-07, points. For likely voters in competitive House Michigan-08, Michigan-11, Minnesota-02, districts, the margin of error is plus or minus Minnesota-07, Minnesota-08, Montana-AL, 5.7 percentage points. Nebraska-02, Nevada-03, Nevada-04, New Likely voters were surveyed in the follow- Hampshire-01, New Hampshire-02, New ing states with competitive Senate elections: Jersey-02, New Jersey-03, New Mexico-02, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, New York-01, New York-11, New York-18, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York-19, New York-21, New York-23, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New York-24, North Carolina-07, Ohio-06, Oregon, South Dakota, Virginia and West Ohio-14, Oregon-05, Pennsylvania-06, Virginia. Pennsylvania-08, Texas-23, Utah-04, Additionally, likely voters were surveyed in Virginia-02, Virginia-10, West Virginia-01, the following competitive House districts: West Virginia-02, West Virginia-03 and Arizona-01, Arizona-02, Arizona-09, Wisconsin-06. Arkansas-02, Arkansas-04, California-07,

Diego-based maker of the drug, is challenging the restrictions in federal court. Senate leaders have also introduced legislation to address the drug abuse epidemic.

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BUSINESSFINANCIAL NUVO Bank & Trust Company announces results for first quarter Nancy A. Lapointe

Kristine A. Koczajowski

Patricia M. Cramm

Katherine L. Sordillo

ESB announces promotions at Annual Meeting EASTHAMPTON — Matthew S. Sosik, President and CEO of Easthampton Savings Bank announced the following promotions at the recent Annual Meeting of the Directors. Nancy A. Lapointe was promoted to Senior Vice President Branch Administration. Prior to coming to ESB, she had more than 20 years of retail banking experience with BayBank, BankBoston & Fleet where she held various management positions and was a Vice President. Lapointe joined Easthampton Savings Bank in 2000 as Retail Banking Officer. She was promoted to AVP – Retail Banking in 2002 and to VP – Retail Banking in 2003. Lapointe will be responsible for community involvement, business development, management of the Main Street, Easthampton Office and branch administration. She is on the Board of Directors & Treasurer of the Northwestern Children’s Advocacy Project, Inc and the Ella Clark Home for Independent Living, Inc. Lapointe is Chair of the Cooley Dickinson Health Care Golf Committee and a Corporator for the Association for Community Living. She is a volunteer for the Highland Valley Elder Care Money Management Program and a member of the Riverside Industries Auction

Committee. Lapointe has an MBA from American International College and graduated from National Banking School, in 2007 with high honors. She resides with her wife in Haydenville. Kristine A. Koczajowski was promoted to Vice President Financial Services. Koczajowski joined the bank in 1996 as a CSR, was promoted to Assistant Manager in the King Street, Northampton office in 1997 and later became the Assistant Manager in the Hadley office. She joined ESB Financial Services as an Administrator in 2001 and became a Financial Consultant in the same year. Koczajowski was promoted to Financial Services Officer in 2004. She earned her CFT in 2005 and was promoted to Assistant Vice President in 2006. Koczajowski has a BA from UMASS, Amherst and a Certificate in Financial Planning from Boston University. She is the incoming President for the Rotary Club of Easthampton and is a member of the Financial Services Institute, Broker/Dealer LPL Financial Services. Koczajowski resides in Easthampton with her husband. Patricia M. Cramm was promoted to Vice President Facilities. Cramm joined the bank in 2011 as Assistant Vice President

of Facilities after many years in Branch Administration and Facilities Management at other Financial Institutions. She has a BS in Business Administration from Emmanuel College. Cramm is Secretary of the Lathrop Home Board of Directors and Chair of the Lathrop HomeLong Range Planning Committee. She oversees the Facilities Management Department including new construction and remodeling projects, as well as the administration of leased properties. Cramm resides in Hubbardston with her husband. Katherine L. Sordillo was promoted to Vice President Branch Officer. She came to ESB in 2001 with 6 years of prior banking experience. Sordillo was hired as the Branch Officer in South Hadley. In 2005, she became a Senior Branch Officer, and in 2008, Sordillo became AVP Senior Branch Officer. She has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts and her MBA from Western New England College. Sordillo is currently Board Chair for the Loomis Communities and past President of the South Hadley & Granby Chamber of Commerce. She resides in Chicopee with her husband and children.

Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts Ambassador Program … David Porter to be a guest speaker at the Southwick Rotary Club SOUTHWICK — The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts in conjunction with the national Brain Injury Association has established the Ambassador Program. Under this program, speakers who have suffered brain injuries help to promote prevention and education about the injury by linking it to their personal history and background. The goals of this program are to increase awareness and reduce the incidence of brain injury by promoting traffic safety; to encourage helmet use; to decrease violent behavior through education; and to increase safety practices. David Porter, the Ambassador here today, suffered two brain injuries as a teenager, one in 1966 and the other in

1967. His first injury happened in a motorcycle accident and the second in a fraternity-hazing incident. David now is the owner/manager of Para Professional Systems. His company provides medical exams for disability insurance companies. David will describe his recovery process and covey the message of how to The presentation will be made at the club’s dinner meeting on Wednesday, May 21 at 6:15 at Roma Restaurant, College Highway, Southwick. Anyone interested in attending the presentation, contact Rotarian Bob Fox at 413 579 4585 for a dinner reservation. Dinner is $14 per person. The Southwick Rotary club is made

up of business and professional men and women working together as volunteers. Rotarians work local, 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 pm. For information on club activities, visit, visit us on Facebook, or call President Chris Boy at 413 348 9918.

Temporary jobs on rise in today’s shifting economy By TOM RAUM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — While the U.S. economy has improved since the Great Recession ended five years ago, part-time and “contract” workers are filling many of the new jobs. Contract workers made up less than half of one percent of all U.S. employment in the 1980s but now account for 2.3 percent. Economists predict contract workers will play a larger role in the years ahead. They are a diverse army of laborers, ranging from janitors, security officers, homecare and food service-workers to computer programmers, freelance photographers and illustrators. Many are involved in manufacturing. Many others are self-employed, working under contracts that lay out specific responsibilities and deadlines. Labor leaders and many economists worry. Contract workers have less job security and don’t contribute to the economy through spending as much as permanent, full-time workers. Nor do they have the same job protections. Few are union members. “It is not hugely clear that we’re coming into a tempworker, contract-worker, contingent-worker nation. But it’s something to keep an eye on,” said Heidi Shierholz, an economist with the labor-oriented

Economic Policy Institute. “There’s definitely been an increase in the share of those working part time.” Part-time and contract jobs in the past tended to rise during recessions and recede during recoveries. But maybe no longer: Part-time workers have accounted for more than 10 percent of U.S. job growth in the years since the recession officially ended in June 2009. Meanwhile, union membership has been sliding steadily since the mid-1980s. Businesses often hire contract workers or freelancers because it is less expensive than hiring full-time workers. “Workers increasingly serve businesses that do not officially ‘employ’ the worker — a distinction that hampers organizing, erodes labor standards and dilutes accountability,” said Catherine Ruckelshaus, general counsel for the National Employment Law Project, which advocates on behalf of low-wage workers. Many business leaders have a different take. “Some people don’t want to be a full-time employee. They want contract work,” said Bruce Josten, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Still, Josten recognizes some of them “are hoping the contract work will ultimately lead them into a full-time position.”

A recent Federal Reserve study showed that nearly 7.5 million people who are working part time — contract workers included — would rather have full-time jobs. Jerry Jasinowski, who served as president of the National Association of Manufacturers for 14 years and later as president of the Manufacturing Institute, said despite criticism leveled against contract workers from some quarters, “I think on balance, they are a positive reflection of the extent to which production has become much more flexible, a reflection of hybrid operations. Some people don’t like it. But that’s neither here nor there. That’s where everybody’s moving.” Analysts suggest the increase in contract and “temp” jobs will likely accelerate as more baby boomers retire from their full-time jobs. Pressure from a company’s shareholders — often focused on short-term returns — can also lead businesses to lower labor costs by reclassifying a portion of their payroll as part-timers or spinning them off to a contracting agency. The online job site, which specializes in “contract placement,” cites research showing that 42 percent of employers intend to hire temporary or

contract workers as part of their 2014 staffing strategy — a 14 percent increase over the past five years. The issue got the spotlight when President Barack Obama in February unilaterally upped the minimum wage for federal contractors and their employees from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour, fulfilling a top demand by liberal lawmakers and groups. The higher rates kick in Jan. 1.

SPRINGFIELD – NUVO Bank & Trust Company (“NUVO”) announced net income of $67,000, or $0.02 per basic and fully diluted shares for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, compared to $2,122,000, or $1.13 per basic and fully diluted shares for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. The Bank’s book value per share increased from $5.23 per share at December 31, 2013 to $5.27 per share at March 31, 2014. The $2,055,000 decrease in net income primarily reflects the fact that, in the first quarter of 2013, the Bank was able to fully utilize a deferred tax benefit of $2,057,000, which more than offset income before taxes of $65,000. In the first quarter of 2014, the Bank had income before taxes of $111,000 and no deferred tax benefit and a tax provision of $44,000. The per share results during the first quarter of 2014 reflect the impact of the issuance of 974,454 shares in a private offering that closed on April 30, 2013. Diluted per share results were also impacted by the fact that, in the private offering, we also issued 487,227 rights along with the shares of common stock. The $46,000 increase in pre-tax income reflects increases in net interest income and non-interest income of $241,000 and $31,000, respectively, which were partially offset by a $106,000 increase in the provision for loan losses and an increase of $120,000 in non-interest expense. The increase in the provision for loan losses primarily relates to a specific reserve within the allowance for loan losses for a possible loss on a loan placed on non-accrual during the first quarter of 2014. The loan placed on non-accrual was originated by another bank and a portion of that loan was purchased by NUVO. The increase in non-interest expense reflects increases in personnel expense due to new hires, merit and promotional increases; an increase in professional fees, primarily legal fees for corporate matters and loan related activity; increased director fees related to retainer and attendance fees compared to retainer fees only in 2013; and increased recruitment and temporary help due to the growth of activity. Total assets at March 31, 2014 were $145.0 million compared to $135.2 million at December 31, 2013, which is an increase of $9.8 million (7.3%). Cash and cash equivalents increased $1.8 million (27.2%) to $8.7 million at March 31, 2014, from $6.8 million at December 31, 2013. Total loans increased $8.2 million (7.0%) to $126.5 million at March 31, 2014, from $118.3 million at December 31, 2013. Deposits increased $9.8 million (8.4%) to $125.9 million at March 31, 2014, from $116.1 million at December 31, 2013. Stockholders’ equity increased $98,000 (0.7%) to $14.7 million at March 31, 2014 from $14.6 million at December 31, 2013. NUVO Bank & Trust Company (‘the Bank”), a Massachusetts chartered trust company, is a full-service, independent community bank headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts. It received its charter on April 24, 2008 and opened the doors at its present location on November 1, 2008. The Bank offers a broad range of commercial and consumer banking services to small and mid-sized businesses and professional and consumer clients who we believe are particularly responsive to the style of service that we provide to our customers. We believe that our local ownership and decision-making allow us to serve customers more efficiently and effectively, which has aided the Bank in its growth and success. We believe that we are able to compete on the basis of providing a unique and personalized banking experience combined with a full range of services, tailored to suit the needs of our customers. Statements contained in this news release, which are not historical facts, contain forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risk and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors. ——— 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

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2014 Southwick High School Junior/Senior Prom


A large group of Southwick High School students and their guests form a line on the dance floor of Tekoa Country Club as part of the 2014 Southwick High School Junior/Senior Prom, Saturday. (Photo by Frederick Gore/

Meagan Coon and Matt Olson enjoy their first dance after being crowned king and queen of the 2014 Southwick High School Junior/Senior Prom at Tekoa Country Club Saturday.

Jack Davis, Benjamin Dussault and Hannah Dziadzio pose for a photo in the main lobby of Tekoa Country Club during the 2014 Southwick High School Junior/Senior Prom Saturday.

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Alexis Zern and Brandon D’Amours were part of the 186 students and their guests whom attended the 2014 Southwick High School Junior/Senior Prom, Saturday, at Tekoa Country Club. (Photo by Frederick Gore/www.thewestfieldnews.

Corey Scott and Kristina Taylor enjoy the 2014 Southwick High School Junior/Senior Prom at Tekoa Country Club. (Photo by Frederick Gore/

Gavin Todesco and Jess Martin enjoy as a small kiss on the dance floor of the 2014 Southwick High School Junior/ Senior Prom, Saturday, at Tekoa Country Club. (Photo by

Kayla Drenen and Jack Tersavich pose for a quick photo while on the dance floor of Tekoa Country Club, Saturday, as part of the 2014 Southwick High School Junior/Senior Prom. (Photo by Frederick Gore/www.thewestfieldnews.smugmug.

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Southwick High School students Paige Cool, Ryanne Shea, Megan Zabik enjoy the 2014 Southwick Junior/Senior Prom, Saturday, at the Tekoa Country Club. (Photo by Frederick Gore/



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Westfield ‘Y’ flips at championships GLASTONBURY, CONN. – The Westfield YMCA Gymnastics Team recently attended the 2014 YMCA Northeast Regional Gymnastics Championship hosted by the Glastonbury CT YMCA at the Glastonbury, CT High School. Almost 1,100 gymnasts in Levels 3-9 and Xcel competed from Northeast YMCAs. Every gymnast who attended had to earn a qualifying score twice during the regular season in order to be eligible to compete. In the Level 3, 11 Year Old B age division, Nicole Marek placed 5th on floor. She was also 7th on beam and 9th all-around. 10 year Old A age division, Rylee Altieri place 5th on vault, scoring a 9.25. She was also 9th on floor. 9 Year Old, Madelyn Powers, placed 4th on beam with a 9.2 and 2nd on vault, scoring a 9.4. She also placed 6th all-around. In the Level 4, 13 & Older age division, Bianca Hiltz was 10th on floor and 11th on vault. In the 12 Year Old Senior age division, Julia Maryanski placed 6th on vault, she was also 7th on beam, 9th on floor and 8th all-around, earning her highest all-around of the season. Lindsey Jacobs, in the 12 Year Old, Junior age division, placed 3rd on vault. She was also 8th on bars and 10th all-around. The Level 6 Team did an amazing job earning the 2014 Level 6 3rd Place Team Award! Contributing to the Team Score, Tai’le Oprecht placed on all 4 events, earning 5th place on beam, 4th place on vault and bars and 2nd all-around. She scored a 9.35 on floor, earning her the 2014 Regional YMCA Level 6, 15 & Older Floor Champion title. In the 13 Year Old age division, Miranda Wozniak also placed on all 4 events. She placed 6th on beam, 5th on vault and 4th on bars. She also placed 2nd on floor with a 9.15 and 2nd allaround. 12 Year Old, Avery Farquharson placed on 2 events, earning 3rd place on beam with a 9.15 and 3rd place on floor with a 9.3. She also placed 3rd all-around. Level 7, Sophie Carellas was 7th all-around and 8th on vault, beam and floor. In the Xcel Silver 12 Year Old Age Division, Megan Hawks placed 3rd on vault with a 9.0 and 5th on floor. She scored a 9.4 on beam, earning her the 2014 Regional YMCA Xcel Silver 12 Year Old Beam Champion title. She also placed 4th all-around. Notes: The Westfield YMCA Gymnastics program is currently running the Spring Session. You can still sign up! Registration has begun at the YMCA for the Summer Gymnastics Camp & Mini Gymmies Camp. Call the YMCA (562-8631) or check out their website for more info at – COURTESY OF WESTFIELD YMCA



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WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL vs. Minnechaug, 3 p.m. GIRLS’ TENNIS at Longmeadow, 4 p.m.

BOYS’ TENNIS at Holyoke, Crosier Courts, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ TENNIS vs. Minnechuag, 4 p.m. BOYS’ LACROSSE at Minnechaug, 4 p.m. BOYS’ JV LACROSSE at Minnechaug, 4 p.m. BOYS’ JV VOLLEYBALL at Ware, 4 p.m. JV BASEBALL vs. Agawam, Westfield High School, 4 p.m. JV SOFTBALL at Amherst, Amherst Regional Middle School, 5 p.m. BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL at Ware, 5 p.m. SOFTBALL at Amherst, 7 p.m. BASEBALL vs. Agawam, Bullens Field, 7 p.m.

BASEBALL vs. Southwick, Bullens Field, 10 a.m. GIRLS’ TRACK & FIELD at Central, 4 p.m. BOYS’ TENNIS at West Springfield, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ LACROSSE vs. Agawam, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ JV LACROSSE vs. Agawam, 5:30 p.m.

BASEBALL vs. Ware, 4 p.m. SOFTBALL at Sabis, 4 p.m.

BASEBALL at Westfield, Bullens Field, 3:30 p.m. BOYS’/GIRLS’ TRACK & FIELD at Hampshire, 3:30 p.m. SOFTBALL vs. Ware, 4 p.m. BOYS’ JV VOLLEYBALL vs. Agawam, 6 p.m.

BASEBALL vs. Sci-Tech, 4 p.m.

SOFTBALL vs. Sabis, 4 p.m. BASEBALL vs. Lee, Site/Time TBA

BASEBALL vs. Granby, 4 p.m. SOFTBALL vs. Smith Academy, 4 p.m.

BOYS’ TENNIS at Sabis, Forest Park, 4 p.m. BASEBALL at Sabis, 4 p.m. BOYS’ LACROSSE vs. Chicopee, Boardman Field, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ TENNIS vs. Chicopee Comp, Municipal Courts, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ LACROSSE at Cathedral, Spec Pond, 4:30 p.m.

GIRLS’ LACROSSE vs. Holyoke Catholic, Boardman Field, 4 p.m. BOYS’ TENNIS at Turners Falls, 4 p.m. BASEBALL vs. Hampshire, Westfield Middle School North, 4:45 p.m.

BASEBALL vs. Sci-Tech, Bullens Field, 4 p.m.

BASEBALL at East Longmeadow, 4 p.m.

SOFTBALL at Agawam, 4 p.m. PVIAC Division 1 Boys’/Girls’ Track & Field Meet at Holyoke High, 4 p.m.


BOYS’ TRACK & FIELD vs. Putnam, Central High School, 4 p.m. BASEBALL at Palmer, Legion Field, 7 p.m.

SOFTBALL at Turners Falls, 7 p.m.


BASEBALL at Hampshire, 4 p.m.

SAINT MARY HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ TENNIS at Belchertown, 3:30 p.m. BOYS’ TENNIS at Belchertown, 5 p.m.

GIRLS’ TENNIS at Amherst, 4 p.m. BOYS’ TENNIS at Westfield, 4 p.m. BOYS’ LACROSSE at Mount Greylock, 4 p.m. BOYS’ JV BASEBALL at Mount Greylock, 4 p.m.

WESTFIELD VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL at Smith Voke, Arcanum Field, 4 p.m. JV BASEBALL vs. Smith Voke, Jachym Field, 4 p.m. SOFTBALL at Putnam, 4 p.m.

BASEBALL vs. Putnam, Bullens Field, 4 p.m. SOFTBALL vs. Renaissance, Whitney Field, 4 p.m.

Gateway Regional athletic ‘Hall of Fame’ Nominations

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Joe Hebda & Tom Baker 41.5 Points 2nd Place Frank Kamlowski & Angelo Mascadrelli 41.0 Points 3rd Place Jim French & Dave Liberty 40.0 Points 4th Place Ray West & Harry Pease 37.5 Points 5th Place Barry Slattery & Bob McCarthy 36.5 Points 6th Place Tom Pitoniak & Bob Berniche 36.0 Points 6th Place Terry Clark & Mike Clark 36.0 Points 7th Place Paul Joubert & Ron Bonyeau 33.5 Points 8th Place Carl Haas & Bill Frothingham 32.0 Points 9th Place Fran Siska & Bill Wallanovich 31.5 Points 9th Place Bill Murphy & Chris Olsen 31.5 Points 10th Place Dick Williams & Ron Sena 29.5 Points 11th Place Erroll Nichols & Mark Dunn 28.0 Points 12th Place Ed Harrington & Jim Crawford 27.5 Points 13th Place Ed West & Bob Czarnecki 27.0 Points 14th Place Hank Bartniki & Jack Kennedy 24.5 Points 14th Place Jack Leary & Jim Liptak 24.5 Points 15th Place Jim Johnson & Al Szenda 23.0 Points 15th Place John Kidrick & Milt Holmes 23.0 Points 16th Place Butch Rines & Gary Marcoulier 19.0 Points Low Gross Ed Harrington @ 44 Low Net Milt Holmes @ 32 Closest to pin on 3rd hole Tom Pitoniak Closest to pin on 3rd hole (2nd shot) Jack Labroad Bob Czarnecki Closest to pin on 6th hole

HUNTINGTON - The Gateway Athletic Booster Club is seeking nominations for the Gateway Regional athletic Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honors athletes, coaches and others who have made significant contributions to Gateway through their participation or association with Gateway athletics. For athletes, eligibility begins five years after graduation. Coaches’ eligibility begins five years after their retirement from coaching. A team may be chose, but all members must meet the five year rule. Please submit candidates name, contact phone number, category (athlete, coach, other), year of graduation, retirement or service to Gateway athletics and a short summary on why the

Shell Faunce we miss you on the course.

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE SECOND ROUND (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Thursday, May 1 Montreal 4, Boston 3, 2OT Friday, May 2 N.Y. Rangers 3, Pittsburgh 2, OT Chicago 5, Minnesota 2 Saturday, May 3 Boston 5, Montreal 3 Los Angeles 3, Anaheim 2, OT Sunday, May 4 Chicago 4, Minnesota 1 Pittsburgh 3, N.Y. Rangers 0 Monday, May 5 Pittsburgh 2, N.Y. Rangers 0 Los Angeles 3, Anaheim 1 Tuesday, May 6 Montreal 4, Boston 2 Minnesota 4, Chicago 0 Wednesday, May 7 Pittsburgh 4, N.Y. Rangers 2 Thursday, May 8 Boston 1, Montreal 0, OT Anaheim 3, Los Angeles 2 Friday, May 9 N.Y. Rangers 5, Pittsburgh 1 Minnesota 4, Chicago 2

candidate should be in the Hall of Fame. Please include information about sports played, awards and records for athletes and coaches. Nominations may be submitted to the Gateway Athletic Booster Club, c/o Kath Mackechnie, 67

Pine Ridge Rd., Montgomery, MA 01085 by May 20. Induction will take place at the Annual Sports Banquet at Tekoa Country Club on Thursday, May 29. For more information, please call Kath Mackechnie at 862-4710.

Bill Mateychuk Open Scotch Saturday May 10, 2014

Championship Division 1st Gross- Keith Ornelas – Ron Humphrey 66 $150 per team 2nd Gross- Flash Edinger – Nick Anton 70 $80 1st Net- Paul Vincellette – Steve Prefontaine 62 $150 1st Division 1st Gross- Peter Smist – Dale Kratochvil 71 1st NetMickey Donnachie – Ken Wright 62 2nd NetBill Fouche – Andy Hart 65

$150 per team $150 per team $80

2nd Division 1st Gross- Sue Sendlenski – Cheryl Salva 77 $150 per team Kyle Dulude – Clem Fucci 63.5 $150 1st Net2nd NetAl Blair – Brian Oleksak 65 $80

Daily Playoff Glance

Saturday, May 10 Boston 4, Montreal 2 Anaheim 2, Los Angeles 0 Sunday, May 11 N.Y. Rangers 3, Pittsburgh 1 Chicago 2, Minnesota 1 Monday, May 12 Montreal 4, Boston 0 Anaheim 4, Los Angeles 3 Tuesday, May 13 N.Y. Rangers 2, Pittsburgh 1, N.Y. Rangers wins series 4-3 Chicago 2, Minnesota 1, OT, Chicago wins series 4-2 Wednesday, May 14 Montreal 3, Boston 1, Montreal wins series 4-3 Los Angeles 2, Anaheim 1 Friday, May 16 Los Angeles 6, Anaheim 2, Los Angeles wins series 4-3 CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Saturday, May 17 N.Y. Rangers 7, Montreal 2, N.Y. Rangers leads series 1-0

Sunday, May 18 Chicago 3, Los Angeles 1, Chicago leads series 1-0 Monday, May 19 NY Rangers at Montreal, 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 21 Los Angeles at Chicago, 8 p.m. Thursday, May 22 Montreal at NY Rangers, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 24 Chicago at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 25 Montreal at NY Rangers, 8 p.m.

Monday, May 26 Chicago at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 x-NY Rangers at Montreal, 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 28 x-Los Angeles at Chicago, 8 p.m. Thursday, May 29 x-Montreal at NY Rangers, 8 p.m. Friday, May 30 x-Chicago at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Saturday, May 31 x-NY Rangers at Montreal, 8 p.m. Sunday, June 1 x-Los Angeles at Chicago, 8 p.m.




Ohio Wesleyan

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2014 Westfield Youth Soccer


Specials Olympics athletes Vincent Pirro, Krystal Torres and Charles Kehoe, join track coach Ed Trudeau in running on to the field at Chicopee Comprehensive High School May 3 to light the torch to officially open competition for the Special Olympics West Section Track and Field Assessment. Pirro and Kehoe both live in Agawam. Torres is a Westfield resident.


Thurs., May 15 ....6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wed., May 21 ..... 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Ages: To play in the 6-12 year old divisions, players must be aged 6-12 by July 31st. To play in the Senior divisions, players must have been born between August 1, 1996 and July 31, 2001. All age groups are divided into a boys league and a girls league

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Registration Fee $50 Per Child* *Registration after May 21 is $65.00 per child.

Birth certificate needed at registration. (If you did not play WYS last year) For More Info go to:

Boston Celtics owners invest in skateboard league BOSTON (AP) — There might not be many obvious similarities between high-tech electric car racing and some dude in a hoodie riding a skateboard. To Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck and his fellow investors at Causeway Media Partners, it’s all about re-imagining the way you look at sports. “It’s a twist on an existing sport,” Grousbeck said this week after the group invested in Street League Skateboarding, a professional circuit for the growing but decidedly low-tech sport. “They’re reconfigured sports for the modern era.” A Celtics owner since 2002, Grousbeck and a dozen of his partners in the NBA franchise have raised about $100 million to invest in sports media and entertainment companies through Causeway Media Partners. Their first plunge was a stake in Formula E, an all-electric, Formula One-style racing circuit that has celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Richard Branson hoping to mine it for planet-saving technological breakthroughs. The follow-up is in another wheel sport. The fact that it’s low-tech is part of the attraction. “Skateboarding’s not a very expensive sport to pick up. It doesn’t require you be a part of a team,” said Causeway cofounder Mark Wan, who is also a part-owner in the Celtics and the San Francisco 49ers. “That’s one of the goals of street league is to make this really accessible.” Like Formula E, Street League Skateboarding is a new take on an established sport — giving it both a track record and potential for growth. Grousbeck compared it to the way ultimate fighting re-imagined boxing, or new formats that took cricket matches from five days to 2 or 3 hours. (Causeway is not an investor in either.)

Palma doubles at ECAC championships TROY, N.Y. – Westfield State University sophomore Naloti Palma (Westboro, Mass.) placed second in the shot put and fourth in the discus at the ECAC Division III outdoor track and field championships May 15-16 at RPI. Palma heaved the shot put 44-9. Widener (Pa.) University’s Erica Szpynda took top honors with a toss of 46-7. Palma had her second best ever throw in the discus, finishing fourth with a 139-9 mark (42.68 meters). She displayed consistency by hurling the discus 42-plus meters on each of her three throws in the final round. Ramapo’s Taylor Furman won the ECAC discus title with a throw of 143-7. Palma shattered the school record last week by hurling the discus 145-2 in winning

Naloti Palma continued her stellar sophomore season by placing second in the shot put at the ECAC outdoor championships. (Photo by Mickey Curtis) the Open New England championship. Palma’s All-ECAC honors earned 13 points for the Owls, placing them 26th out of 61 teams Also competing for Westfield State at the ECAC

championships were Amy Auclair, John Tomlin and Brian Garcia. Sophomore standout Travon Godette was scheduled to high jump but pulled out of the competition because of slick and wet conditions.

Auclair finished ninth in the pole vault in her final collegiate meet by clearing 11-1 ¾. Tomlin placed 15th in the 400 meter dash (50.41) and Garcia was 20th in the shot put (45-5).

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Sunday, May 18 Indiana 107, Miami 96, Indiana leads series 1-0 Monday, May 19 Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 20 Miami at Indiana, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 21 Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9 p.m.

Saturday, May 24 Indiana at Miami, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 25 San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 26 Indiana at Miami, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 28 x-Miami at Indiana, 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 29 x-Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9 p.m. Friday, May 30 x-Indiana at Miami, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 31 x-San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 1 x-Miami at Indiana, 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 2 x-Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9 p.m.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away New York 23 20 .535 — — 5-5 L-1 11-11 12-9 Baltimore 22 20 .524 ½ — 4-6 L-2 9-10 13-10 Toronto 23 22 .511 1 ½ 5-5 L-1 10-11 13-11 Boston 20 23 .465 3 2½ 4-6 L-4 10-14 10-9 Tampa Bay 19 26 .422 5 4½ 4-6 L-2 8-12 11-14 Central Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away — — 7-3 W-6 13-8 14-4 Detroit 27 12 .692 Kansas City 22 21 .512 7 ½ 6-4 W-2 12-9 10-12 Minnesota 21 21 .500 7½ 1 6-4 L-1 12-11 9-10 Chicago 21 24 .467 9 2½ 3-7 L-2 11-10 10-14 Cleveland 19 25 .432 10½ 4 4-6 L-4 12-11 7-14 West Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Oakland 28 16 .636 — — 9-1 W-3 12-10 16-6 Los Angeles 24 19 .558 3½ — 8-2 W-2 11-11 13-8 Seattle 21 22 .488 6½ 1½ 4-6 W-1 8-10 13-12 Texas 21 23 .477 7 2 4-6 W-1 12-12 9-11 12 7 6-4 W-2 10-15 6-13 Houston 16 28 .364 AMERICAN LEAGUE Saturday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 7, Pittsburgh 1 Houston 6, Chicago White Sox 5 Oakland 6, Cleveland 2 Kansas City 1, Baltimore 0 Detroit 6, Boston 1 Minnesota 4, Seattle 3 Toronto 4, Texas 2 L.A. Angels 6, Tampa Bay 0 Sunday’s Games Oakland 13, Cleveland 3 N.Y. Yankees 4, Pittsburgh 3, 1st game Kansas City 8, Baltimore 6 Houston 8, Chicago White Sox 2 Seattle 6, Minnesota 2 Texas 6, Toronto 2 L.A. Angels 6, Tampa Bay 2 Pittsburgh 5, N.Y. Yankees 3, 2nd game Detroit 6, Boston 2 Monday’s Games Detroit (Smyly 2-2) at Cleveland (Kluber 4-3), 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Carroll 1-3) at Kansas City (Vargas 4-1), 8:10 p.m. Houston (Keuchel 4-2) at L.A. Angels (Richards 4-0), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Atlanta 23 19 .548 — — 5-5 W-1 13-8 10-11 Washington 23 20 .535 ½ — 5-5 W-1 13-10 10-10 Miami 23 22 .511 1½ 1 3-7 L-1 17-5 6-17 New York 20 23 .465 3½ 3 4-6 L-1 9-12 11-11 Philadelphia 19 22 .463 3½ 3 4-6 W-2 8-12 11-10 Central Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Milwaukee 27 17 .614 — — 5-5 L-2 14-10 13-7 St. Louis 23 21 .523 4 ½ 6-4 L-1 11-7 12-14 Cincinnati 19 23 .452 7 3½ 4-6 L-2 11-10 8-13 Pittsburgh 18 25 .419 8½ 5 5-5 W-1 12-11 6-14 Chicago 15 27 .357 11 7½ 4-6 W-2 9-12 6-15 West Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away San Francisco 28 17 .622 — — 6-4 W-1 14-8 14-9 Colorado 25 20 .556 3 — 4-6 W-1 15-6 10-14 Los Angeles 23 22 .511 5 1 4-6 L-2 9-13 14-9 San Diego 21 24 .467 7 3 6-4 L-1 12-11 9-13 Arizona 18 28 .391 10½ 6½ 6-4 W-2 6-18 12-10

Tuesday’s Games Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 1-3) at Pittsburgh (Liriano 0-3), 7:05 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 5-2) at Cleveland (Bauer 0-1), 7:05 p.m. Oakland (Pomeranz 3-1) at Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 2-3), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (Happ 2-1) at Boston (Doubront 2-3), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 6-0) at Chicago Cubs (Arrieta 0-0), 8:05 p.m. Seattle (Iwakuma 2-0) at Texas (Lewis 3-2), 8:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Rienzo 3-0) at Kansas City (Ventura 2-3), 8:10 p.m. Houston (Feldman 2-1) at L.A. Angels (Skaggs 3-1), 10:05 p.m. Minnesota (Correia 1-5) at San Diego (Kennedy 2-5), 10:10 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Saturday’s Games St. Louis 4, Atlanta 1 Chicago Cubs 3, Milwaukee 0 N.Y. Mets 5, Washington 2 N.Y. Yankees 7, Pittsburgh 1 Philadelphia 12, Cincinnati 1 Arizona 18, L.A. Dodgers 7 San Diego 8, Colorado 5 Miami 5, San Francisco 0

Sunday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 4, Pittsburgh 3, 1st game Philadelphia 8, Cincinnati 3 Washington 6, N.Y. Mets 3 Atlanta 6, St. Louis 5 Chicago Cubs 4, Milwaukee 2 San Francisco 4, Miami 1 Arizona 5, L.A. Dodgers 3 Colorado 8, San Diego 6, 10 innings Pittsburgh 5, N.Y. Yankees 3, 2nd game Monday’s Games Cincinnati (Leake 2-3) at Washington (Strasburg 3-3), 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee (W.Peralta 4-2) at Atlanta (Minor 1-2), 7:10 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 1-3) at Pittsburgh (Liriano 0-3), 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Cueto 4-2) at Washington (Fister 0-1), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Beckett 1-1) at N.Y. Mets (R.Montero 0-1), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 2-2) at Atlanta (Teheran 2-3), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Burnett 2-3) at Miami (DeSclafani 1-0), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 6-0) at Chicago Cubs (Arrieta 0-0), 8:05 p.m. Arizona (Arroyo 4-2) at St. Louis (Wainwright 6-2), 8:15 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 5-3) at Colorado (Morales 3-3), 8:40 p.m. Minnesota (Correia 1-5) at San Diego (Kennedy 2-5), 10:10 p.m.

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Annie’s Mailbox By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar

What can I do? Dear Annie: I am in my second marriage. My two adult children were pre-teens when I married “Lenny” 15 years ago. The problem is, Lenny has a bad temper and little patience. He flies off the handle and gets upset easily. It makes life difficult. He doesn’t frighten me, and I can easily tell him to stop when these episodes begin, but they upset the whole family. Now that my kids are grown, they have told me that they always resented my “putting them in this position” by marrying Lenny. They are respectful to him, but have no interest in sitting down and having a conversation with him. When the kids are in the house, I often run around trying to keep everyone calm. It makes me nervous. Lenny tried counseling, but not for very long. He said it wasn’t helping. How do I keep a relationship with my kids? I don’t want to be divorced a second time. While I am sure that Lenny would never harm me, I’m not certain how he would react if I asked him to leave. He does have some good qualities, but it’s hard to remember them when he has these outbursts. Please help me keep my kids in my life. What can I do? -- Helpless Dear Helpless: You can call the Domestic Violence Hotline ( at 1-800-799-SAFE and ask about protected ways to leave your environment. You also can ask for help in discussing ways to get Lenny to return for counseling in anger management. If you decide to stay with Lenny, you can arrange to see your children outside of your home, having a relationship that doesn’t include Lenny. Do not push them to be with him. Dear Annie: “Nude Bodies Are OK” says nude art is not porn, but you cannot always control what happens when viewing nudity. I have counseled people who were addicted to pornography, and it robs men of their confidence and self-respect. Some people become addicted after a single viewing. I have seen couples divorce and children separated from parents because one of them couldn’t stop using porn. Suggesting that porn is OK for any length of time and in any form encourages people to try doing what their own good sense warns them is dangerous. Women should not be encouraged to think that a husband who uses porn is “safe” from affairs and that it will somehow strengthen the marriage in the bedroom. This is ludicrous. If he is looking at pornography, he is bonding with the pornography. Brain chemistry is potent, and it is both difficult and unlikely that people will overcome the addiction permanently once it grabs them. -- Be a Man Dear Man: There is a difference between nudity and pornography. No normal person would become addicted to porn after viewing Michelangelo’s David. But anything that debases women, airbrushes body flaws, shows sex acts, etc., is indeed porn and can be surprisingly addictive. Even a little can destroy marriages and lives. Dear Annie: Last Christmas, my well-to-do in-laws told us they were going to donate to a charity in honor of us instead of gift giving. While this was fine at first, we didn’t get to choose our charity, and after giving it more thought, we told them to forget about it for us. Giving to a charity is one thing, but giving to a charity while taking the write-off for themselves left us feeling like the only ones who benefited were my in-laws (for their tax deduction) and the charity they held dear. “Grinch in Arizona” must be related to the Frugal McDougals of New York. -- Not Taking It with Us Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

HINTS FROM HELOISE Signs of Confusion Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about signs being left up: “I dislike when people have garage sales and leave the signs up for days or weeks after the sale has already passed. I understand putting them up a few days before, but it can get confusing if there is no date on the sign and the sale has passed. It also makes the neighborhood look bad when signs are left up forever. If you are going to put up signs, for whatever reason, please take them down as soon as they are no longer needed.” -- Helen K. in Alabama -- Heloise FAST FACTS Dear Readers: Other uses for old sheets: * As a dropcloth when painting. * Give to kids to make a fort. * On a garage floor when repotting plants. * To cover plants in winter. * As a tablecloth or window coverings. -- Heloise




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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, May 19, 2014: This year you will be more in touch with your feelings. You will be an effective communicator, and you’ll also be more expressive when you feel upset or angry. If you are single, potential suitors might notice how you switch back and forth between being conservative and being quirky. You need to relate to someone who is not judgmental. Come summertime, you could meet Mr. or Ms. Right. If you are attached, the two of you are more likely to take up a new hobby together. Your mutual interest will help you both open up more. AQUARIUS can be as stubborn as you are, but your views are very different. 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 Your calmness will transform quickly into strong action. A partner seems to be a bit difficult at the moment. You might be unusually irritable in the evening as well. Know that this, too, will pass. Tonight: Be careful, as you could be accident-prone. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH Take a leap of faith, and be willing to take risks in order to get past a situation. You could be sorry that you decided to act a certain way with an associate or a loved one. Put in the extra effort that could help this person to relax and ease up. Tonight: All smiles. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH You might be more interested in what someone else has to say about what seems like a never-ending, difficult work or personal situation. Your creativity is likely to emerge when dealing with someone at a distance. Tonight: Aren’t we feeling frisky? CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Zero in on what is important. Your creativity could be stunted by someone else’s gesture and/or idea. Help this person add the flourishing touches on his or her concept. You might be driven by your need to get things accomplished. Tonight: Could go till the wee hours. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHH What you are thinking is more logical than you might realize. Be willing to take a stand. You might want to start interacting with a friend who demonstrates a similar interest. A discussion will become very lively, except around a family member. Tonight: Return calls. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHHH Expenses could go overboard at the drop of a hat. You might regret letting your impulsiveness take the lead. A partner or friend understands much more than you think he or she does. You might not be communicating as well as you think you are. Tonight: Pace yourself. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH You are full of energy and dynamic ideas. Deal with one person at a time. A partner finally might be a lot more easygoing than he or she has been in a while. Be careful -- a disagreement still could arise. Resist being combative; instead, go for a brief walk. Tonight: As you like it. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHH Know when to back down in order to get the best possible results from a situation. The less said, the better off you’ll be. You could feel awkward with others, and perhaps also with an associate. Try not to let your frustration get the best of you. Tonight: Where the action is. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH Don’t stand on ceremony, just pick up the phone and start a conversation. You might be delighted by how happy the other party is to hear from you. Several people might challenge you in a meeting, but make it your pleasure to be responsive. Tonight: Out and about. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH You might want to indulge a boss. Your high energy and distinctive ideas will come out, no matter who runs into you. You’ll want to be aware of the costs of your actions. Someone could become angrier than he or she has been in a while. Tonight: Off to the gym. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHH You tend to flourish, no matter what you’re doing. Do research, or call someone you consider an expert. Get as much feedback as possible. Push to get a better grasp of a situation, and



know that you will make the right decision. Tonight: Happiest among crowds. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH You might need to be more detached and not personalize a situation so much. Read between the lines when you speak with a friend. You could be waffling about what you are seeing. Don’t allow others to add fuel to any fires that might be smoldering. Tonight: Togetherness works.

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Westfield High School Honors 2013-2014 - Third Quarter GRADE 9 FIRST HONORS Acharya, Bandana Adams, Joshua James Arona, Katrina Lynn Asselin, Kayla Renee Boudreau, Miranda Rose Bourgoin, Jennifer Lynn Bower, Jordan Emily Brusa, Jessica Leigh Bunin, Thomas Burdick, Christina Ashley Callaghan, Devin Katherine Centeno, Gabriel Lim Clemente, Nicole Marie Collier, Matthew John Colombani, Adrian Thomas Cousins, Lindsay Nicole Davis, Allison Julia Edelson, Mallory Ray Edgley, Jenna Nicole Farnham, Johnna Ann Fedora, Zachary Avery Feyre, Kaitlyn Mary Gawron, Arkadiusz Cheslaw Gentle, William Zachary Grusetchi, Alisa Huntley, Jonathan David Irwin, Elizabeth Merson Jalbert, Kathryn Anne Kappel, Noah Avner Knapik, Katherine Rose Lapointe, Kailyn Adrienne McDermott, Erin Rachel Mochak, Dalen Francis Moorhouse, Sean Michael OConnor, Daniel Jeremiah Otero, Marissa Marie Paro, Ashley Nicole Pelletier, Mackenzie Erin Pelletier, Madison Rae Piepergerdes, Gabriel Michael Poteat, Elizabeth Suzanne Prenosil, Ryan Anthony Rogers, Nicholas Scott Santangelo, Julia Kathleen Seslar, Lauren Elizabeth Sharma, Anoushka Shia, Morgan Brittney Sienkiewicz, Emily Elizabeth Stawasz, Paige Caron Stephens, Rebecca Lynn Stinehart, Madison Margaret Sullivan, Dillon Magrath Sullivan, Shannon Elizabeth Tverdokhlebov, Annette Alexandra Vrankovic, Marko Walsh, Scott Michael Warren, Andrew Charles Znakharchuk, Ilona Valeryevna GRADE 9 SECOND HONORS\ Anderson, Christopher James Anderson, Lillian Amaya Bazegian, Dillon Maxwell Beaulieu, Connor Michael Bein, Marie Monteleone Biskupic, Michael Domenic Blackwelder, Elizabeth Ann Bragagiu, Cristiana Victorovna Budathoki, Chandra Kala Budathoki, Indra Kumari Burnusuz, Vladimir Michael Cameron, Andrew Phillips Cannady, Cole Dalton Carrier-Molleur, Hannah Susan Chaban, Mckenzie Elizabeth Chaoush, Olivia Alexandra Charette, Rachel-rose Josette Charvat, Abigail Frances Ciccolo, Emily Jean Circe, Sarah Elizabeth Clark, Anthony Myrl Colapietro, Jacob Edward Cole, Victoria Lee Corcoran, Alexis Hara Cressotti, Claudia Francis Danahey, John Joseph Desharnais, Makailah Luree Dinopoulos, Alexandra Dintzner, Joseph Anthony Edwards, Ebony Melanie Erickson, Jillian Emma Fantakis, Kalista Antonia Fenton, Kayla Marie Ferreira, Bryan Marques Fiddler, Courtney Lee Florek, Hannah Marie Garfield, Camden Ryan Gordner, Izabella Jean Gourde, John Raymond Guarente, Julie Elizabeth Hall, Amanda Marie Haluch, Trisha Marie Harlow, Jacob Lincoln Hawks, Sabrina Lynne Headley, Yvonne Grasiela Jablonski, Rachael Regan Jacques, Cameron James Jeames, Jazlyn Alea Jurczyk, Hayley Anna Kaddy, Christopher Robert Katsounakis, Gianna Lauren Kaubris, Lindsey Carole Kearing, Adam Stratton Kochanski, Zachary Paul Kowalski, Brittany Diane Krol, Stefan James Langone, Gianna Maria Laurenzano, Gabrielle Nicole Loboda, Eduard Ivanovich Lopez-Pu, Petrona Lussier, John Raymond Macleod, Emma Siri Malinowski, Michael Giovanni Malochleb, Jasmine Alize Maniscalco, Shoshana Leah Marshall, Carey Rose Marx, Katelyn Elizabeth Mccarthy, Mollyrose Therese McDowell, Connor Jacob Mckenzie, Camille Catherine Miller, Rachel Lynn Moran, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Murphy, Madison Noelle Murphy, Megan Marie Murphy, Skylar Lynn Murray, Noah Patrick

Neidig, Kendall Taylor OBrien, Meghan Elizabeth Panchenko, Veronika Valentin Paradis, Callie Frances Phelps, Amanda Elaine Ramos, Jonathan Jacob Roberts, Matthew Thomas Rodriguez, Michelle Lee Rodriguez-Ross, Gabriella Mercedes Rosso, Nicholas James Sardinha, Victoria Marie Schoenfeld, Kyra Elizabeth Schwartz, Ari Benjamin Shia, Alexis Jordan Sibilia, Gabriella Leigh Smith, Thomas James Sokolov, Leah Rachal St Pierre, Anthony Robert St Pierre, Austin Michael Stanton, Tyler Richard Stenico, Lindsay Marie Thayer, Carly Florence Therrien, Jeremy Joseph Thomas, Corbin Dewayne Thomas, Liam Mccauley Totten, Maggie Lynn Turcotte, Brandon Charles Unger, Erik Michael Unsderfer, Megan Ashley Uva, Joseph Peter Viale, Tristin Walker, Elizabeth Catherine Weaver, Emily Elizabeth Weiss, Mitchell Richard Whitman, Liam Robert Wills, Marissa Ann Woodbury, Sarah Glenn Woodruff, Meagan Patricia Zering, Jennifer Frances GRADE 10 FIRST HONORS Albano, Zachary John Alvalle, Jasmine Marie Atkisson, Blaine Frances Bachmann, Neal Grady Barcomb, Madeline Elizabeth Barnes, Grace Aileen Berube, Sean Michael Beswick, Kayla Rose Bone, Hannah Christen Brazee, Kaela Ashleigh Isabel Brozini, Annie Jones Burrage, Andrew John Carson, Andrew James Chlastawa, Matthew Frank Chlastawa, Sara Danielle Clark, Christopher Wayne Davledzarova, Eleanora Saira Diana, Amaya Holford Diaz, Briana Isabel Ditto, Hannah Christine Farnham, Sarah Elizabeth Foley, Owen Thomas Gosselin, Daniel Mark Hanks, Courtney Lynn Heideman, Kristin Margare Howard, Katherine Anna Jury, Benjamin Sullivan Kane, Samantha Nicole Katsounakis, Marissa Taylor Katsounakis, Nicole Elizabeth Khomichuk, Viktoriya Yaroslav Kiltonic, Kelsey Faith Kontsimal, Ruslan Andreynovich Kurtz, Devon Michael Lajeunesse, Adam Joseph Laplante, Simon Edward Liptak, Ann Yu rong Liucci, Francesco Orlando Manna, Alyssa Marie Marco, Anna Marie Martin, Samantha Frances Martynyuk, Maksim Petrovich Maryanski, Daniel James Maxton, Rachel Marie Mccormick, Jillian Marjorie Melbourne, Paige Elizabeth Melnychuk, Sofiya Vasilyevna Metallo, Mario Peter Michonski, Kelly Lynn Murphy, Sean Creel Nesmelova, Valentina Vasilyevna Obrien, John Robert Peloquin, Andrew Richard Perpetua, Jake Perry, Austin William Pyshnyak, Pollyanna Rice, Jade Madison Rivera, Gabriella Marie Romanenko, Alla Vasilyvna Ross, Alexis Nicole Sanders, Morgan Marie Sperling, Samantha Joy Sullivan, Jake Dennis Sullivan, Leighanne Marie Svec, Virginia Lee Tsatsos, Nathaniel Richard Visconti, Michael John Wroth, Jillian Taylor Zayac, Elaina Katherine Znakharchuk, Bogdan Valerievich GRADE 10 SECOND H0NORS Alfano, Alexander Michael Anjos, Ross Liam Avila, Celeste Ruby Baker, Ashlie Marie Balgassi, Louisa Rowe Balland, Kayla Ann Barouxis, Julia Lynn Beattie, Christopher Andrew Bedinelli, Anthony Robert Beis, Kyle Robert victor Belobrov, Vladislav Viktoovich Berard, Steven David Blishchik, Abigail V Brady, Nathaniel Patrick Bricault, Cassandra Janis Burke, Aaron Michael Burlachenko, Ludmela Alekseyvna Busiere, Julia Rose Butera, Matthew Turner Chartier, Jordyn Renee Christian, Janis Kelsey Clark, Kira Amber

Cloutier, Samuel Christian Cole, Megan Grace Cole, Steven George Craig, Gabrielle Leigh Crean, Christopher Michael Cyrankowski, Emily Casimere Dargie, Nathan Peter Darwick, Ashley Meghan Degrandpre, Matthew Joseph Dejordy, Garrett Daniel Demoe, Alexandra Rae Didomenico, Matthew John Dolan, Samantha Lee Dorsey, Keyana Marie Dufraine, Ellen Olivia Dumaine, Julianna Rose Dupuis, Jakob Harley Fay, Sean Aaron Franco, Lucas Alexander Gamelli, Bryanna Marie Gazda, Haleigh Elizabeth Gearing, Alexander Ronald Gelina, Rachel Louise Gideon, Carlan Gray Girace, Andre Patrick italo Godaire, Jennifer Nicole Gosselin, Paige Ann Goyette, Anne Katherine Grady, Anna Catherine Guerrette, Danielle Ann Guilbert, Katelyn Faith Gurung, Tila Maya Hart, Tanner Anthony Hoiberg, Christian Dale Hoiberg, Scott William Jablonski, Kayla Stacey Jablonski, Richard Riley Jarvis, Zachary Derek Johnstone, Kelsey Lynn Kearing, Jacob Francis Keeney, Brooke Ashley Keesee, Alecia Marie Klimczyk, Bradley William Laplante, Noah Donald Ledoux, Reiley Ann Levakis, Trenton William Levere, Alexis Rose Lewis, Alyssa Rae Lukomski, Madeline Margaret Lunardini, Gabrielle Rae Lurgio, Colby Michael Maciorowski, Victoria Annamarie Mackay, Daniel James Massey, Griffen Michael Mccabe, Kathryn Frances Millikan, Gavin Alexander Mitchell, Natalie Elizabeth Morin, Alexa Elizabeth Murphy, Maxwell John Neuzil, Michaela Marie Neylon, Paige Marie Occhiuzzo, Emma Ann Oneil, Sarah Marie Papadimitriou, Elena Katherine Parent, Margaret Ellen Powers, Marissa Moore Riga, Anthony Nicholas Rix, Madison Ann Roache, Lauren Marie Roskey, Kayla Christine Rowbotham, Julia Elizabeth Santos, Zorimar Sheehan, Neil Barry Shtyba, Maksim Silva, Grace Marie Smith, Taylor Virginia Stairs, Tyler Mathew Stewart, Kathryn Ann Sullivan, Anthony William Sullivan, Shane Anthony Templeton, Grace Scott Thompson, Haley Kiernan Toomey, Kane Elizabeth Urbanek, Jacob Valliere, Katelyn Marie Vergnani, Carissa Lynn Vincent, Olivia Marie White, Christopher Albert White, Taylor Lynn Williams, Julia Mary Wolanin, Rebecca Lynn Wyckoff, Corina Marie Zaharias, Jessica Leigh Zarlengo, Christina Rose Zering, Tyler James GRADE 11 FIRST HONORS Adamski, Alison Kim Alfano, Gabriel Anthony Ashburn, Karly Beatrice Bennett, Mikayla Janice Berry, Maura Elizabeth Best, Alec Nathaniel Beswick, Zachary Walter Bourgoin, Jeffrey Ryan Brock, Jordan Bailey Burdick, Brianna Marie Chambers, Kevin Mitchell Cheney, Allison Helena Clauson, Jordan Taylor Colombani, Isaias Andres Conklin, Rachel Ann Cousins, Rachel Ann Cruz, Maricelis Joanne Daly, Devin Alice Davis, Brian Prescott Day, Ashley Rose Doiron, Benjamin Paul Dorgan-Halliday, Faith Evan Edwards, Benjamin Lawrence Eger, Alison Mae Farnham, Shawn Robert Ferriter, Seainin Padraig Florek, Kaleigh Marie Frare, Mateo Franco Frisbie, Jourdan Cassidy Giffune, Hannah Rose Gilmore, William Lloyd Golob, Emmanuel Grusetchi, Irina Haluch, Amanda Elizabeth Helliwell, Alexandra Lauren Hentnick, Katherine Marie Hickson, Daniel Joseph Hubeny, Jason Matthew Khomichuk, Aleksandr Yaroslav Kiefer, John Carl

Korobkov, Olga Kozlowski, Christina Rae Kwarciany, Tessa Elizabeth Lander, Sarah Rae Laplante, Aric David Lawrence, Taylor Michael Longley, Lauren Elizabeth Lund, Emilia Frida christina Lyons, Kyle Joseph Mccarthy, Abby Sue Mccormick, Haley Megan Miller, Sara Elizabeth Muldrew, Stephanie Yarling Noel, Carolyn Christine Pacheco, Antone Frank Patel, Jay Harnish Paye, Laura Elizabeth Paye, Stephanie Mary Pellan, Haley Alexandra Piascik, Timothy Robert Plourde, Sarah Bethany Porter, Nicole Susan Prain, Hayden Lawrence Provost, Mikael Zacherie Rockwal, Caleigh Carmen Rosso, Kiersten Marianne Salois, Arianna Karen Shilyuk, Eric Small, Amber Lynn Stefano, Lindsay Irene Steger, William Joshua Sullivan, Rebecca Jean Svec, Kateri Elizabeth Tong, Michael Vu Tuttle, Samantha Lee Wagner, Corey James Wagner, James Palmer GRADE 11 SECOND HONORS Ackerman, Jacub George Albert, Alexandria Victoria Allen, Ashley May Arnold, Alicia Renee Asselin, Joseph Theodore Banar, Roman Baysinger, Elizabeth Marie Beaulieu, Elizabeth Alexandra Bewsee, Gabrielle Josephine Bhujel, Jeewan Bonsall, Kristen Nicole Boyer, Corenn Hope Brochetti, Samuel Raymond Brouillette, Joshua James Bruno, Andrew Mark Budathoki, Leela Devi Colapietro, Katherine Ann Colby, Emily Ann Collier, Sara Elizabeth Conroy, Chelsea Margaret Correa, Jade Liana Cousineau, Justin Thomas Crawford, Alison Rose Cressotti, Constanza Leah Cyr, Rebecca Lynn Darjee, Dhan Maya Davila, Iesha Malena Desrosiers, Ryan Daniel Diltz, Karly Theresa Dinopoulos, Cassandra Dirico, Camren David Dougenik, Brian Andrew Dunn, Colin James Dupras, Travis James Evans, Samuel Stuart Feliciano, Bryanna Marie Fratini, Timothy James Fredette, Melanie Lauren Gale, Andrew Kenneth Garbacik, Joshua Michael wood Garlo, Matthew James Gauthier, Kaylee Nicole Gelinas, Elizabeth Amanda Gillespie, Heather Therese Gillespie, Joshua Ronald Gintowt, Emily Anne Gonzalez, Skyemarie Kristal Goulette, John Arthur Grabiec, Alexandrea Bear Grabiec, Cheyenne Winter Gurung, Aita Singh Gurung, Chandra Maya Hanks, Nicholas Bryant Hefner, Ronnie Gene Hickson Azocar, Elizabeth Michelle Hogan, Sarah Eleanor Hubbard, Mitchell Edward Iglesias, Jared Daniel Janovsky, Amelia Juliet Jasmin, Jonathan Michael Joaquin, Olivia Marie Kearney, Austin Lee Kennedy, Kaleigh Theresa Kerr, Garrett Douglas Khomichuk, Yana King, Amanda Marie Koivisto, Katie Marie Kotarski, Taylor Allyssa marie Kozak, Maileen Elizabeth Lacey, Craig Peter Larriu, Rachael Lucia Lathrop, Katelin Elizabeth Lepine, Brandon Michael Lindsay, Allycen Nickole Marcyoniak, Elizabeth Anne Marx, Alicia Marie Mastello, Karly Ann Mastroianni, Jennifer Victoria Mclean, Kenneth Fuller Michael, Wolfgang Vladimir Miller, Esther-Lynn Alice Miller, Kane James Moya-Mejia, Laura Vanessa Murray, Kelli-lee Neidig, Cody Steven Nunez, Celina Rosali O’ Connor, Erin Elizabeth Onyski, Cara Beth Onyski, Christina Lynn Oquendo, Jordanio Osowski, Michael Robert Otero, Desiree Elizabeth Pagluica, Maria Michelle Peret, Michael Walter Plasse, Nicole Alexandrea louise Prats, Elaine Enid Ptashuk, Svyatoslav Quinn, Collin James

Reljic, Goran Renaud II, John Joseph Reyes, Payton Taylor Reynolds, Michael Christopher Richard, Noah William Rivera, Kyahnna Jhanese Rodriguez, Nina Lucia Scarfo, Louis Salvatore Serrano, Justin Michael Sheehan, Liam Thomas Short, John Wallace Shrewsbury, Austin Wayne Sienkiewicz, Michael Paul Singleton, Amber Marie Strzempek, Jonathan Stevens Sullivan, Christopher Patrick Swords, Rachel Elizabeth Thomson, Caroline Torcivia Towle, Brandon Jonathan Towle, Zachary Michael Tu, Christopher Kai wun Umer, Muhammad Verrochi, Sarah Beth Viale, Rory Waite, Stephanie Anne Walczyk, Peter Alexander Waldo, Casey James Waldo, Sonny Shea Wilk, Ashley Nicole Wood, Aaron Christopher Woodbury, Jessica Katerina Young, Christopher William Zampini, Michael Christian Zering, Alexandra Lee GRADE 12 FIRST HONORS Acharya, Bishnu Maya Andrews, Emily Ann Anjos, Brooke Alexandra Atkocaitis, Madison Elizabeth Aube, Nicholas Gilles Baillargeon, Logan Emily Balukonis, Benjamin Gudmundur Bannish, Taylor Marie Barbieri, Jacob John Belanger, Alyssa Rose Beman, Jacob Elliott Bonavita, Angela Louise Brunges, Kate Buchanan, Noah Kevin Burlachenko, Karena Alekseyvna Burrage, Joshua Michael Butera, Megan Ann Carson, Alyssa Mary Chaban, Jonah Christopher Chartier, Nicole Marie Chen, Weijia Circe, Amanda Marie Clark, Ryan Patrick Colby, Samantha Marie Collier, Zane Thomas Czach, Lauren Elizabeth Darling, Tianna Rose DeGray, Gienna Christine Desormier, Morgan Summer Dimenno, Alexa Jeanne Dowland, Rebekka Lu Dube, Taylor Eloise Dufraine, Carolyn Michelle Eak, Annalise Mary Edgley, Lauren Katherine Esquilin-Nieves, Astrid Alexandra Falconer, Lauren Michelle Feyre, Michael Steven Fillion, Caitlin Ann Fitzgerald, Garrett Daniel Galetta, Brandon David Halama, Sylvester Hamel, Taryn Michelle Howard, Jason David Huntley, Rachel Judith Jacques, Nicholas Henry Johnstone, Alison Patricia Kaubris, Alexander Ty Keats, James John Kordana, Julianne Lynn Kwarcinski, Timothy Walter Lander, Samantha Rebecca Lewis, Erin Michaela Liptak, Joan Yue He Lund, Alexandra Michelle Macdonald, Nycki Alaine Manfredi, Chiara Mayforth, Christopher Ian Mcnerney, Sarah Meader, Hannah Yi Meneses, Victoria Emily Messenger, Tyler Edward Millikan, Mackenzie Leigh Minicucci, Alexi Rose Mitchell, Brian James Morin, Allyson Taylor Muto, Natasha Rose Nemec, Allyson Marie Ogrady, Devin Andrew Oleksak, John William Ouimette, Kara Nicole Owen, Ashlee Lynn Paine, Nigel Stephen Patenaude, Rachel Anne Perreault, Matthew Joseph Perry, Taylor Jasmine Petzold, Conor Andrew Pioggia, Carly Elizabeth Popchuk, Andrey Pratt, Jessie Elizabeth Reno, Kayla Jillian Renschler, Madison Hope Reynolds, Maeve King Ronchi, Marissa Lynn Rucki, Leah Beth Santinello, Michael Cam Senecal, Caroline Ann Simard, Alison Mary Slivca, Ilona Smithies, Cassandra Lynn St Jacques, Taylor Alexandra Stupak, Aleksander Pavlovich Sullivan, Sean Rowan Therrien, Kayla Nicole Tong, Tracy Vu Unterreiner, Caitlin Laura Visconti, Anthony Joseph Vrankovic, Savo Wallace, Ryan John Walsh, Matthew Jonathan Wheelden, Jessica May

Whitman, Brendan Patrick Willhoite, Lauren Rae Willhoite, Paige Elizabeth Wyman, Hannah Elizabeth Xavier, Amanda Elizabeth Yurovskih, Kathryn Zabielski, Kyle Michael GRADE 12 SECOND HONORS Acosta, Eduardo Adams, Christopher John Albano, Nicholas Peter Auyeung, Richard Roy Baird, Sara Christine Barber, Amanda Marie Barnes, Brian Robert Bein, Jordan Marshall Bein, Nikki Monteleone Beis, Kimberly Helanne Bernardara, Robert William Besaw, Skyelar Brandi Bilodeau, Rachel Lee Borges-Berdecia, Lina Ivette Bradley, Ciara Marie Browne, Monica Minzy Brozini, Alexandra Jones Bruno, Matthew Morgan Budreau, Anthony James Camp, Victoria Lee Canty, Ian Casey Carmel, David John Cecchini-Juskhas, Ashley Rene Chambers, Daniel James Chaoush, Nicholas Byron Charvat, Daniel Richard Chlastawa, Jake Evan Chlastawa, Luke William Cole, Matthew James Collis, Kelsey Louise Crandall, Samantha Marie Crepeau, Kelsey Barbara Cromack, Trent Graves Cruz, Angel Gabriel Cruz, Javier Enrique Curtin, Katelynn Emmaline Dellaquila, Mikaela Marie Delusa, Angela Mary Diaz, Gishlaine Marie Dolan, John Francis Doody, Jeremy Martin Farrar, Anthony Joseph Fenton, Lindsey Kristen Flaherty, Liam Ashton Fox, Brianna Lynn Fox, Sabrina Brooke Garstka, Riley Michael Gervais, Kelly Maura Gonzalez, Joseph Isaiah Gootzit, Shaina Rae Grant, Michael Joseph Gurung, Amber Bahadur Halls, Justin Gordon Haramut, Christopher Bruno Houle, Brent Michael Hutchison, Brittany Lyn Irujo, Colin Anthony Irzyk, Matthew Donald Jacques, Monica Elisabeth Johnson, Cherie Lynnette Jones, Mackenzie Mae Jurczyk, Shaylyn Lydia Kamal, Nicole Marie Kappel, Hannah Syrel Karki, Yam Kelleher, Timothy John King, Anthony Charles Kline, Gregory Jonathan Kochanski, Samuel Henry Kuzon, Zachary Israel Lachapelle, Shannon Patricia Liquori, Hannah Noel Lussier, Frances Nolan Martin, Ned Phillip Mastriano, Kara Lynn Matson, Emilie May Matyseck, Brenna Rose Mayne, Jesse Thomas Mcleavy, Edward Patrick Mohamed, Omar Mohamed Mohamed Elashry Morales, Roberto Luis Nugent, Olivia Madison O’connell, David Alan Otero, Isabella Inez Paine, Nicolette Paradis, Christopher Michael Paton, Keri Ann Paul, Emily Christina Pchelka, Mark Timofeyevich Pilgrim, Benjamin Emerson Plourde, Victoria Jean Provost, Shelby Mary Renzo, Nicholas Aleksander Riga, Christopher Andrew Rivera, Cristian Alejandro Roberts, Haley Lynne Rothermel, Jenna Elizabeth Salnick, Erin Rebecca Saltmarsh, Mckenzie Cecile Santiago, Rebeka Santiago, Roberto Pastor Schmidt, Taylor Alexis Seabury, Anaise Anita Seibold, Ashley Nicole Sharon, Julianne Elizabeth Smith, Morgan Ashley Smithies, Alexis Marie Stark, Toni Lee Stinehart, James Liam Sullivan, Jamie Elizabeth Sullivan, Sarah Marie Sunar, Kiran Swords, Noah Christian Templeton, Paige Elizabeth Theriault, Alexandra Bailey Twining, Madison Paige Tyler, Makayla Lynn Unger, Christopher Paul Walsh, Hope Mckenzie Warner, Shayna Layne Welker, Austin David Whalen, Victoria Marie Wolanin, Jacob Laurence Wroth, Patrick Connor Wu, Rixing Zhou, Tianyi Zuev, Ivan



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THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE WAS GIVEN FIRST READING AT THE MAY 15, 2014 MEETING OF CITY COUNCIL: That the Zoning Ordinance, City of Westfield, be amended in the following manner: Delete “or the manufacture of articles therefrom” from Section 3-130.4 (17) (Prohibitions in Industrial A district) which currently reads: 17. Plastic manufacture or the manufacture of articles therefrom. And add a new Industrial A district Special Permit Use, Section 3-130.3 (12) as follows:

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12. The manufacture of plastic products by extrusion, molding or other means of manipulating pre-manufactured plastic materials (Planning Board) DRIVERS: Up to $5,000. SignOn Bonus** Dedicated Windsor In City Council May 15, 2014 freight!100% driver unloading Passed to Second Reading using rollers. Average of Brent B. Bean II, President $52,000. yearly. Full CompreA true copy, Attest: hensive Benefits Package! Karen M. Fanion, City Clerk Werner Enterprises: (855)6154429. May 19, 2013 TOWN OF RUSSELL CONSERVATION COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Russell Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on June 6, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Russell Town Hall, 65 Main Street, under the Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act G.L.c. 131, Section 40 for a Request for Determination of Applicability. The applicant is David Maciver of 430 General Knox Road, Russell, MA. The purpose of the hearing is the placement of a Removable "dock" from his property onto Russell Pond. Thomas O'Brien, Chair of the Commission

0130 Auto For Sale TIMOTHY'S AUTO SALES. Stop by and see us! We might have exactly what you're looking for, if not, left us find it for you! Bartlett Street, Westfield. (413)568-2261. Specializing in vehicles under $4,000. WANTED: HONDA ACCORD, Civic, CRV or TOYOTA Camry, Corolla, RAV4 in need of repair. Will pay you cash. Must have title. Please call Eddie (413)777-1306.

Can You Help Sarah?

0180 Help Wanted RESIDENTIAL WINDOW/CARPET AND OFFICE CLEANING POSITION. We are currently seeking motivated people to help our team with our continually growing residential clientele. No experience necessary but must be neat in appearance and have excellent customer service skills and the ability to pass a background check. Part time positions available for days, evenings. Flexible hours. On the job training for the right candidates. Please call (413)579-4719. LICENSED HAIRSTYLIST. Fulltime. Commission or booth rental. Redken salon. Some paid education. Vacation pay, very nice atmosphere. Call (413)5621800 Loretta or send resume to: The Salon, P.O. Box 906, Westfield, MA 01086.

WAITSTAFF, HOSTESS & PHONE PERSON needed. Days, nights, weekends. Apply in person: Russell Inn, 65 Westfield Road, Russell, MA.

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DEADLINE: 2PM THE DAY BEFORE E-mail: 0180 Help Wanted

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0210 Financial I PAY CASH for mortgages around $100,000 or less. First's only. Call Vinny (413)949-6123. No Fees. 40 years experience / Ciancotti LLC.

ENVELOPE JOBS Recognized for its technical innovation and environmental focus, Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. is North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing, announces it will be accepting applications.

ALICE'S PIANO STUDIO. Piano, organ and keyboard lessons. All ages, all levels. Call (413)5682176.

We are currently accepting applications for RA, MO and 249 envelope adjusters for our Saybrook Converting Facility located in Ashtabula, Ohio.

10ft. x 7-1/2ft. ORIENTAL RUG. New condition. Call anytime (413)568-4266. CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT. Aluminum staging poles, scaffolding and extension ladders. Call for pricing (413)535-0543, (413)572-3928.

Duties will include machine set up, troubleshooting and sustaining operations of envelope manufacturing machines. Duties also include routine maintenance as well as mechanical diagnosis and repair of equipment, registration control, materials usage, quality control and team work. Mohawk offers a competitive wage and comprehensive benefits package inclusive of medical, dental, 401(k), life insurance and vacation pay. Please send your resume to:

or mail it to:

Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. Attn: Human Resources 6800 Center Road Ashtabula, OH 44004

Requirements: Knowledge of business office procedures, skills in computer application, ability to read Helps and Sarah understand oral andSeniors written instructions, work effectively with others, maintain a pleasant and helpful manner, give attention to detail and multi-task in an efficient manner.

Can You Help Please email resumesSarah? to:


How Did This HouseHelp Seniors? Want To Know A Secret? Ask Sarah.

A SEASONED LOG TRUCK LOAD of hardwood, (at least 7 cords when you process) for only $700 plus (depends on delivery distance). Call CHRIS at (413)454-5782.

SALE Call (413) 562-4181 Ext. 118


Duties include: greeting and registering patients, verifying necessary patient information, booking and coordinating appointments, answering multiple phone lines, maintaining patient confidentiality, performing daily opening and closing office procedures.

0265 Firewood


Apply in person:

Experienced medical receptionist for a fast paced medical practice.

FRIGIDAIRE DISHWASHER under the counter, black, small scratch on front. $100. or best offer. Call Josh (413)579-7768.

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Aerospace experience 1st & 2nd shift insurance, vacation.


16FT. STARCRAFT boat with trailer, needs small repairs. 10FT. fishing boat, uses small motor. Brand new, never used, top of the line canoe, seats 3. Call (413)207-3006, (413)535-6348.

WESTFIELD SCHOOL OF MUSIC offers instrumental, vocal and electronic private lessons, 0260 Computers as well as "Happy Feet", babies, toddlers) classes. Visit our web BUSINESS OWNERS - Bring site at: westfieldschoolofmusic more people in on your slow .com or call at (413)642-5626. days and generate more revenue with mobile marketing. Call Todd, (413)282-8740. Kicksa. 0255 Articles For Sale com

PLANET FITNESS is looking for happy, fun, fast paced person for overnight position. Please inquire at our 68 Mainline Drive, Westfield gym. (413) 568-0578 or apply online at: planet

307 Silver Street Agawam, MA Fax: (413)786-2689

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0220 Music Instruction



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Hyper • Local

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

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0265 Firewood AFFORDABLE FIREWOOD. Seasoned and green. Cut, split, delivered. Any length. Now ready for immediate delivery. Senior and bulk discount. Call (413)848-2059, (413)530-4820.

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

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

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

0315 Tag Sales WESTFIELD 236 WESTERN AVE. May 17&18. 9-5. Moving out sale. Everything must go!!

0340 Apartment HUNTINGTON 2 bedroom apartment. Appliances included. $800/month tenant pays utilities. Call (413)667-3149.


$840-$860/month with $40. heat discount * Deluxe 2 bedroom townhouses, 1 1/2 baths, spacious, closets * Dishwasher, wall/wall carpeting * Air conditioning, laundry facilities, 900 sq.ft.. private entrances FREE HOT WATER Convenient to Mass Pike & 10/202

140 Union Street, #4 Westfield, MA For more information call (413)568-1444

PLEASANT STREET, Westfield. 4 room, 1 bedroom apartment. Stove, refrigerator, storage. $725/month plus utilities. (413)562-2295.

BEAUTIFUL 2 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE in Westfield, clean, quiet, 1-1/2 bath, carpeting, appliances, hot water included. Very reasonable heat cost. Sorry no pets. From $800/month. Call for more information (860)485-1216. Equal Housing Opportunity.

WESTFIELD 1 bedroom apartment available. $650/month includes heat and hot water. First, last, security required. No dogs, non smoker. Call (413)5390463.

WESTFIELD 1 bedroom apartments, large closets, free heat and hot water included, laundry, parking. Possible pet. $785/month. (413)562-2266.

WESTFIELD 1 BEDROOM. Kitchen and bath. No pets. $650/month includes utilities. First, last, security. (413)2504811.

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0340 Apartment WESTFIELD 1&2 bedroom apartments, rent includes heat and hot water. Excellent size and location. No dogs. Call weekdays (413)786-9884.

0340 Apartment AVAILABLE JUNE 1ST. Large 2nd floor, 2 bedroom apartment with newer kitchen and bath, private yard and porch, washer/dryer hookup and garage. Looking for long term tenants. $950/month. No pets. Non smoking. (413)562-9117.

WESTFIELD 3 room apartment, first floor, stove, refrigerator, AC, all utilities included. Parking on premises. No pets. Non smoker. 0345 Rooms $775/month. Shown by appointment only. Available May 15th. FURNISHED ROOM for rent in (413)568-5905. upscale neighborhood. Kitchen and laundry privileges, utilities included. Built in pool. Available for female, non smoker. WESTFIELD brand new 3 bed- $580/month. Westfield. Call room, 1 bath, 2nd floor apart- (413)222-7746. ment for rent. North side close to mass pike. $1,100/month + utilities. Washer and dryer included. Sorry no pets or smoking al- ROOM TO RENT in a quiet lowed. 1st, last, security re- neighborhood. Kitchen and launquired for move in. References dry privilege. Heat, A/C, utilities. a n d c r e d i t c h e c k d o n e . Available now to non-smoker. (413)250-4147. $600/month, Westfield. (413)355-2338 or (413)5627341.


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DEADLINE: 2PM THE DAY BEFORE E-mail: 0370 Office Space

0375 Business Property

WESTFIELD 82 BROAD STREET. 850sq.ft. 4 room office suite available. Utilities included. Call (413)562-2295.

CHICOPEE, Memorial Drive. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 14'x67', bay window, air, fireplace, pellet stove, behind TD Bank. $53,000. DASAP (413)593-9961


0375 Business Property COMMERCIAL PROPERTY. Southwick 642 College Highway for rent. 2 buildings zoned BR. (1) Auto repair or body shop (2) Office, storage or restaurant. Great location, across from IBS. (413)563-8776, (413)568-3571. FOR RENT 1,500sq.ft. clear span 10' ceilings, 8x10 garage door. 1006 Southampton Road, Westfield. Call (413)388-5674.

0410 Mobile Homes

4,300sq.ft. 220 volts - 200 amp service

0430 Condos For Sale


STONEY HILL CONDO, Westfield. Garage, full basement, deck, lovely private grounds, pool, golf. Call (413)301-2314 or (413)977-9658.

Call (413)896-3736

0440 Services 0390 Homes For Sale

RUSSELL, 5 room, 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Updated plumbing, elecMONTGOMERY 5 miles from tric. Town utilities. 155 Main Westfield. Spacious office in- Street. $104,000. (508) 259c l u d e s u t i l i t i e s a n d W i F i . 1856. $350/month. Call (413)9776277.

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

Business & Professional Services •

Air Conditioning & Heating



ACO MASONRY, HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING. Heating & air conditioning service & installation. Furnaces, sheet metal, hot water tanks. All types of masonry work. Chimney repair, tile work, stucco. Stone, brick, block, pavers, retaining walls. License & Insured. Commercial & Residential. Free Estimates. Competitive Rates. Call Adam (413)374-7779.

TURCOTTE ELECTRIC. 30+ years experience. Electrical installations, emergency service work. Generac portable or whole house generator installations. HVAC controls and energy saving green technology upgrades. Fully insured. All calls answered. Master’s Lic #A-18022. DARLING'S ENERGY SERVICE. (413)214-4149. Competitive rates caring for your heating and cooling needs. State of the art Excavating testing, installation and repairs. Call SEPTIC SYSTEMS, house sites, (413)374-5709. demolition, land clearing, driveways, stumping, patios, retaining walls, K&G HEATING & AIR CONDITIONwalkways. CORMIER LANDSCAPING. Now doing SPRING CLEANING, (413)822-0739. INGS. Call Ken (413)564-7089.


Flooring/Floor Sanding

A RON JOHNSON’S FLOOR SANDCARPET, LINOLEUM, CERAMIC ING. Installation, repairs, 3 coats TILE, HARDWOOD FLOORS. Sales, polyurethane. Free estimates. (413) Service. Installation & Repairs. Cus- 569-3066. tomer guaranteed quality, clean, efficient, workmanship. Call Rich Gutter Cleaning (413)530-7922. WAGNER RUG & FLOORING, LLC. 95 MAINLINE DRIVE, WESTFIELD. (413)568-0520. One stop shopping for all your floors. Over 40 years in business.

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


POEHLMAN ELECTRIC. All types of wiring. Free estimates, insured. SPECIALIZING IN PORTABLE AND WHOLE HOUSE KOHLER GENERATORS, SERVICE UPGRADES, SMALL JOBS, POOLS. Gutter deicing cables installed. I answer all calls! Prompt service, best prices. Lic. #A-16886. (413)562-5816. JIM FERRIS ELECTRIC. Senior discount. No job too small! Insured, free estimates. 40 years experience. Lic. #16303. Call (413)330-3682.

MASTER ELECTRICIAN 40 years experience. Insured, reasonable prices. No job too small. Call Tom Daly, (413)543-3100. Lic# A7625.

DAVE DAVIDSON BATHROOM & KITCHEN REMODELING. “GET IT RIGHT THIS TIME” Complete Bath Renovations. Mass. License #072233, Mass. Registration #144831. CT. HIC. #0609568. Now serving CT. Insured. Quality Work on Time on Budget Since 1984. (413)569-9973. C&N CARPENTRY. Suspended ceilings, home improvements and remodeling. Licensed and insured. Call (413)262-9314. DELREO HOME IMPROVEMENT for all your exterior home improvement needs. Roofing, siding, windows, decks and gutters. Call for free quote. Extensive references, fully licensed & insured in MA. & CT. Call Gary Delcamp (413)569-3733. TOM DISANTO Home Improvements The best choice for all interior and exterior building and remodeling. Specializing in the design and building of residential additions, since 1985. Kitchens, baths, siding, windows, decks, porches, sunrooms, garages. License #069144. MA Reg. #110710. FREE ESTIMATES, REFERENCES, FULLY INSURED. Call Tom (413)568-7036.

House Painting ALWAYS CALL FIRST!!! M&M SERVICES-20 Years serving the Westfield area. Painting, staining, house washing, interior/exterior. Wall coverings. Commercial/residential. Free estimates. Insured. References. Mass Reg. #121723. Call (413)568-9731. No job too small !! At SANTA FE PAINTING CO. We're your color specialists! Brighten up your home for Spring! Get all your interior painting needs done now. We paint and stain log homes. Call (413)230-8141. A NEW LOOK FOR 2014. Let Home Decor help. Interior painting and wallpapering, specializing in faux finishes. Servicing the area over 12 years. Call Kendra now for a free estimate and decorating advice. (413)564-0223, (413)626-8880.

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

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


FRESH START PAINTING. Certified lead renovator. Interior/exterior painting. Power washing. Wallpapering. 30 years + experience. Charlie (413)3138084.

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

Landscaping/Lawn Care

ICES. Free estimates. Will beat any other competitors written estimate. Best prices! Satisfaction guaranteed! Call (413)306-8233.

RAIN GUTTERS CLEANED, REPAIRED. Antennas removed, chimneys repaired and chimney caps installed. Roof leaks repaired, vent Stump Grinding areas sealed. Sr. citizen discount. InKELSO FAMILY PAINTING. Filling sured. Free estimates. H.I. Johnson J.D. BERRY CONTRACTING. summer schedule for exterior painting, FILLEY & SON Over 28 years of serving Services. (413)596-8859 before 9p.m. Garages, additions, windows, doors, interior painting anytime. Call Kyle greater Westfield area and beyond. STUMP GRINDING / BOBCAT SERVdecks, vinyl siding and more. (413)667-3395.


#1 PHIL'S DUMP RUNS/DEMOLITION. Removal of any items in cellars, attics, etc... Also brush removal and small demolition (sheds, decks, fences, one car garages). Fully insured. Free estimates. Phil (413)525-2892, (413)2656380.

T-BEST DRYWALL. Complete profes- A DUMP TRUCK. Attic, cellars, yard, sional drywall at amateur prices. Our scrap metal removal. Seasoned Fireceilings are tops! Call Mike 413-821- wood. (413)569-1611, (413)374-5377. 8971. Free estimates.


Home Improvement

A.R.A. JUNK REMOVAL SERVICE. Furniture, trash, appliances. Full house cleanouts, basements, attics, yards. Furnace and hot water heater removal. 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE. Free estimate on phone. Senior discount. Call Pete (413)433-0356.

Home Improvement ADVANCED REMODELING & CONSTRUCTION. 25 years experience. Licensed and Insured. Free estimates. Call Don (413)262-8283. When Quality, Integrity, and Value count.

BRUNO ANTICO BUILDING REMODELING.Kitchens, additions, decks, rec rooms, more. Prompt, reliable service, free estimates. Mass Registered #106263, licensed & insured. Call Bruno, (413)562-9561.

#CS077728. Call Jim, (413)569-6920, (413) 530-5430

PAUL MAYNARD CONSTRUCTION. All your carpentry needs. (413)3864606. Did your windows fail with the cold weather? Don't wait another year! Call Paul for replacement windows. Many new features available. Windows are built in CT. All windows installed by Paul, owner of Paul Maynard Construction. My name is on my work.

A SPRING CLEANUP. Commercial, Tractor Services residential. Weekly mowing and main- JIM'S TRACTOR SERVICES. Grading & tenance, tree removal, dethatching, leveling of driveways & short roads, trap rock mulch, gutter cleaning, etc. Shea Landand/or gravel material. Mowing and maintescaping, (413)569-2909.

nance of fields and lawns. Post hole digging. Loader work & loam spread. (413)569-6920, CORMIER LANDSCAPING. Spring (413)530-5430.

cleanups, lawn service, mulching, retaining walls, excavating, decks, Tree Service R.J. FENNYERY HOME IMPROVE- driveways, MENT'S. Professional roofing & sid- patios, tree work, stone work. Call A BETTER OPTION - GRANFIELD TREE SERVICE. Tree Removal, Land ing contractor. All types of home (413)822-0739. Clearing, Excavating. Firewood, Log repairs. Expert emergency leak reTruck Loads. (413)569-6104. pair. Reasonable rates. MA Lic. LAWN MOWING, Spring/Fall cleanups, hedge trimming and all your landscaping #CS066849. MA Reg. #149909. Call needs.(413)626-6122 or visit: www.hag- AMERICAN TREE & SHRUB. ProfesBob (413)736-0276. RJFennyery. sional fertilizing, planting, pruning, cacom bling and removals. Free estimates, PLUMLEY LANDSCAPE, INC. Call us fully insured. Please call Ken 569Home Maintenance today for all your landscape needs. 0469. Landscape design and planting, irrigation installation and repair, and complete HANDYMAN/CARPENTER. All home yard renovations. Drainage problems, CONRAD TREE SERVICE. Expert repairs: Honey to do list, bathroom re- stump grinding, chipper service, bobcat tree removal. Prompt estimates. modeling, tile work, sheetrock repairs, service, gravel driveways, excavation Crane work. Insured. “After 34 winterization. No job too small. 35 years and demolition, including getting rid of years, we still work hard at being profressional experience. (413)519- that unwanted pool. (413)862-4749. #1.” (413)562-3395. 3251.

JOSEPH’S HANDYMAN COMPANY. Carpentry, remodeling, kitchen, baths, basements, drywall, tile, floors, suspended ceilings, restoration services, doors, windows, decks, stairs, interior/exterior painting, plumbing. Small jobs ok. All types of professional work done since 1985. Call Joe, (413)364-7038.

T&S LANDSCAPING. Highest quality, Upholstery lowest prices. Lawn mowing. Residential\commercial. No lawns to small. Weekly, biweekly. (413)330-3917. KEITH'S UPHOLSTERY & REPAIRS. 30+ years experience for home or business. Discount off all fabrics. Get quality YARD CLEANUP, thatching, leaf brush workmanship at a great price. Free removal, hedge/tree trimming, pickup and delivery. Call (413)562mulch/stone, mowing. Call Accurate 6639. Lawncare, (413)579-1639.

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