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Speakers came to share their story of life with HIV/AIDS and how they are facing each day with strength and courage. From left to right: organizer Tom Durkee, Angie ColonDiodati (WSU Class of 2008 - Social Work), Mark Zatyrka and Rob Quinn pictured in front of the NAMES Project Memorial AIDS Quilt on December 4 on the Westfield State campus.

WSU student activist promotes HIV awareness By Peter Francis Staff Writer WESTFIELD – Westfield State Senior Tom Durkee is not afraid of a challenge. Every day, the communication major from Springfield, who also works as a staff development assistant in the school’s University Residence Hall, seeks to become more proficient in the timeless art of connecting people. Since the start of the semester, Durkee has taken on a task that several decades ago may have been deemed an exercise in futility: raising awareness about the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or HIV/ AIDS. “Kids born in the ’90s, many don’t realize how big of an epidemic it was,” said Durkee. “A lot of students think that you

get it and you’ll be OK. Yes, we’ve made many positive developments on the treatment and medication of it, but it’s still a disease, it still takes lives, and it still has no cure.” Staff development assistants must initiate a campus-wide program over the course of the school year. Durkee began work with the Department of Residential Life at the University at the start of the semester on his week-long program dedicated to raising awareness for the disease. Following World AIDS Day on December 1, Durkee teamed up with Patricia Berube of the school’s health services office to bring in Tapestry Health, a Springfieldbased organization that provided sexually transmitted infection testing for students,

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Region braces for first significant winter storm By Dan Moriarty Staff Writer WESTFIELD – Area residents who have been dreaming of a White Christmas will have that dream come true this weekend when a winter storm is expected to blanket the region, although the timing of the storm may not grant school children their wish for another snow day. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for most of western Massachusetts, with snow beginning early Saturday afternoon and increasing in intensity overnight before ending on Sunday morning. The heaviest accumulation will be in the areas of higher terrain. Public Works Director Jim Mulvenna said that his department has been preparing for several weeks, readying equipment and stocking sand and salt in anticipation of the region’s first significant snow event. “We’ve been watching for forecast projections of between six and eight inches of snow,” Mulvenna said, “but it will be a long-duration storm starting around noon Saturday and ending Sunday morning.” “We’re ready to go. Crews have been working getting the trucks ready and the private plow contractors notified,” Mulvenna said. “The snow removal budget is in good shape because we haven’t spent much on the recent ice storms. We used a little sand and salt, but did that all inhouse.” The timing of the storm, on a weekend, increases the cost of snow removal, but there is an advantage in the fact that many people will stay home during the period of the heaviest snowfall, reducing the volume of traffic typical of a weekday. “By the end of the day Sunday we’ll be in really good shape,” Mulvenna said. Mulvenna said an on-street parking ban

Dave Dion uses protective headphones while cleaning a driveway in Southwick after a snow storm earlier this year. The greater Westfield area is under a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 1p.m. today to 1p.m. Sunday. (File photo by Frederick Gore)

will be in effect Saturday night and into Sunday as crews continue snow removal work. The heaviest amount of snowfall is expected overnight Saturday and early Sunday. Cold weather is expected to grip the region following the storm, with subfreezing temperatures forecast through most of See Snowfall, Page 3


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Officer resigns, officer hired By Carl E. Hartdegen Staff Writer WESTFIELD – The roster of full-time police officers was only very briefly diminished when the Westfield Police Commission accepted the resignation of Officer Thomas Cusack at their recent meeting and immediately appointed reserve officer Jason Williams to full time status. Cusack resigned his position with the city department to start working for the State Police. The commissioners considered three reserve officers – Williams, Elijah Wolfe and Andrew Vega. The commissioners had interviewed the reserve officers in depth in July when they were considered for earlier openings and the commissioners had determined that all three of the candidates were satisfactory applicants for the force. “You’re all number one as far as we’re concerned” said commission chairman Karl W. Hupfer in July when he assured the reserve officers

JASON WILLIAMS that they still have a future with the department. The candidates considered have been training since their appointment as reserve officers and Williams and Wolfe had completed the part-time police academy and have been eligible to work on the streets with field training officers as needed. Vega only recently completed the part-time academy and is now eligible to

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work shifts with training officers. The commissioners declared that any of the three would be acceptable for the position and chose the top candidate on the civil service list, Williams. Williams reminded the commissioners that he is a 2006 Westfield High School graduate and continued his education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he earned a BS degree in Civil Engineering. He said for the past two years he has worked for a local general contractor. When queried by Hupfer about the apparent incongruity in his education, Williams said “I always had an interest in law enforcement my entire life” but said he always said “get your degree, you can always go into something else.” Williams said that he completed the part-time police academy in the fall of 2012 and started his field training with the Westfield department See Officer, Page 3


Airport set for winter storm By Dan Moriarty Staff Writer WESTFIELD – Barnes Regional Airport will have a new challenge in snow and ice removal because of modification to the runway but have had the opportunity to work on procedures during the two recent freezing rain storms. Most work on the $21 million runway rehabilitation was recently completed at a cost of about $14 million. Other facility improvements, such as runway and taxiway lighting, account for the remaining $6.6 million. Airport Manager Brian Barnes said that the runway improvements included installing concrete strips at either end of the main

runway to prevent damage caused by the F-15 fighters stationed at the Air National Guard 104th Fighter Wing. The old asphalt runway was damaged by the F-15s, which usually use afterburners to lift off the runway, as they began to rotate upward at the point of liftoff, blasting the exhaust into the asphalt. Strips of concrete, 75 feet wide, were installed at the two ends of Runway 2/20 to alleviate that afterburners exhaust damage. The total length of the concrete is over 3,000 feet of the 9,000-foot-long runway. “The first third at either end of the runway have concrete along the center line of the See Airport, Page 3

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City on-street Snow Parking Ban

Daniel Liptak, Thomas Liptak and Francis Liptak enjoy wine and beer samples. (Photo by Elizabeth Marcyoniak)

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Tasting A successful Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Tasting was held to benefit the National Lung Cancer Partnership on Tuesday, December 3, at Tucker’s Restaurant in Southwick. The event was held in memory of Marylin Liptak. Southwick Discount Liquors arranged to have five wine distributors and one beer distributor, and food was donated by North Elm Butcher Block, Thompsen Foods, PFG, and The Butterfield Farm Company. Thanks to the generous support of sponsors and attendees, approximately $5,000 was raised for lung cancer research.

WESTFIELD — A reminder to motorists that the city of Westfield has a snowstorm on-street parking ban ordinance during plowable snowstorms. • The ordinance states that it is unlawful for the driver of any vehicle to park such vehicle on any city street from the beginning of a snow storm until after the storm ceases, and the plowing has been completed on the streets, unless such period is extended by order of the mayor or superintendent of public works or their designee. • To assist motorists with compliance of the city’s snowstorm parking ban ordinance, a parking ban will be ordered. Motorists must obey the order and not park on the streets until it is lifted, or until the storm ceases and the plowing has been completed on the street in question, otherwise they will be subject to towing, and a parking violation. • When a snowstorm is anticipated to begin during the night, motorists who park their vehicles overnight on the street should move their vehicles off the street prior to retiring for the night. • Compliance with the city’s snow parking ban order will permit city streets to be efficiently plowed, and prevent motorists from receiving parking violations. • Motorists may call the following offices for confirmation of an on-street parking ban order: Police Dept. – 413-562-5411 – ext 8 Public Works – 413-572-6267 Parking Clerk – 413-572-6202 – press 2 • Announcement of an on-street parking ban is reported by the following: • Local cable access channel 15 •TV stations WWLP 22, WGGB 40 and CBS 3 • Local radio stations, WMAS, WHYN, WNNZ.

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Calif. man rents movie from Redbox, gets porn ISLETON, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man who rented a children’s movie from DVD kiosk operator Redbox got something very different instead. James Terry, of Rocklin, tells KCRATV ( the “Smurfs 2” DVD turned out to be pornography. He rented the movie from a Redbox machine in Stockton on Tuesday. Terry says he called Redbox, which offered him 10 movies and a $2 credit and said it was working on a program to prevent people from photocopying bar codes. In a statement to the station, the company said it was helping local law enforcement try to find the person responsible in Terry’s case. The other movie Terry rented that day, “Man of Steel,” did not have any problems.

3 young pandas at Atlanta zoo are girls, not boys ATLANTA (AP) — Genetic testing has revealed that three young giant pandas born at Atlanta’s zoo that were thought to be males are actually females. Zoo Atlanta spokeswoman Keisha Hines says an examination that was part of the preparation to send Po to China revealed the 3-year-old panda is female. Hines says the zoo then decided to do DNA testing on Po and on twin cubs Mei Lun (may loon) and Mei Huan (may hwaan). That revealed those cubs were also females, rather than males. This isn’t the first case of mistaken gender for a panda born at Zoo Atlanta. Researchers in China determined in September 2011 that Atlanta-born Mei Lan (may lahn), who was believed to be female, was actually male. Hines says gender is difficult to determine in young pandas.


Today is Saturday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2013. There are 17 days left in the year.


n Dec. 14, 1799, the first president of the United States, George Washington, died at his Mount Vernon, Va., home at age 67.

On this date: In 1819, Alabama joined the Union as the 22nd state. In 1861, Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, died at Windsor Castle at age 42. In 1911, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen (ROH’-ahl AH’mun-suhn) and his team became the first men to reach the South Pole, beating out a British expedition led by Robert F. Scott. In 1918, “Il Trittico,” a trio of one-act operas by Giacomo Puccini, premiered at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House. (The third opera, “Gianni Schicchi (SKEE’-kee),” featured the aria “O Mio Babbino Caro,” which was an immediate hit.) In 1936, the comedy “You Can’t Take It With You” by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart opened on Broadway. In 1946, the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish U.N. headquarters in New York. In 1961, a school bus was hit by a passenger train at a crossing near Greeley, Colo., killing 20 students.

In 1962, the U.S. space probe Mariner 2 passed Venus at a distance of just over 21,000 miles, transmitting information about the planet, such as its hot surface temperatures and predominantly carbon dioxide atmosphere. In 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts Harrison Schmitt and Eugene Cernan concluded their third and final moonwalk and blasted off for their rendezvous with the command module. In 1975, six South Moluccan extremists surrendered after holding 23 hostages for 12 days on a train near the Dutch town of Beilen (BY’-luhn). In 1981, Israel annexed the Golan Heights, which it had seized from Syria in 1967. In 1986, the experimental aircraft Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, took off from Edwards Air Force Base in California on the first non-stop, non-refueled flight around the world.

Ten years ago: A weary, disheveled Saddam Hussein was displayed on television screens worldwide, a day after his capture by American troops. A car bombing outside an Iraqi police station near Baghdad killed at least 17 people. Actress Jeanne Crain died in Santa Barbara, Calif., at age 78.

Five years ago: An Iraqi journalist hurled each of his shoes at President George

W. Bush during a news conference in Baghdad; Bush ducked the flying footwear as they whizzed past his head and landed against the wall behind him. (The shoe-thrower, Muntadhar al-Zeidi, ended up spending nine months in prison.)

One year ago:

A gunman with a semi-automatic rifle killed 20 first-graders and six women at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., then committed suicide as police arrived. Authorities say 20-year-old Adam Lanza had fatally shot his mother at their home before carrying out the attack on the school.

Today’s Birthdays: Jazz musician Clark Terry is 93. Singer-actress Abbe Lane is 82. Actor Hal Williams is 79. Actress-singer Jane Birkin is 67. Actress Patty Duke is 67. Pop singer Joyce Vincent-Wilson (Tony Orlando and Dawn) is 67. Entertainment executive Michael Ovitz is 67. Actress Dee Wallace is 65. Rhythm-andblues singer Ronnie McNeir (The Four Tops) is 64. Rock musician Cliff Williams (AC/DC) is 64. Actor-comedian T.K. Carter is 57. Rock singer-musician Mike Scott (The Waterboys) is 55. Singer-musician Peter “Spider” Stacy (The Pogues) is 55. Actress Cynthia Gibb is 50. Actress Natascha McElhone is 44. Actress-comedian Michaela Watkins is 42. Rhythm-and-blues singer Brian Dalyrimple (Soul For Real) is 38. Actress KaDee Strickland is 38. Actress Tammy Blanchard is 37. Actress Sophie Monk is 34. Actress Vanessa Hudgens is 25.




South Middle Chorus at Voc-Tech Members of the Westfield Middle School South Chorus sing holiday songs during lunch at the Tiger Pride Cafeteria at Westfield Vocational-Technical High School Wednesday. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

HIV Awareness Continued from Page 1 the first of a four-day campaign to help stu- discriminate.” He added that the biggest strength of the dents better understand the disease which has killed over 36 million people worldwide since panel was in the various ways in which it’s being recognized in 1981 by the Centers for three members contracted the disease: ColonDiodati through childbirth, Quinn himself Disease Control. HIV infects over 35 million people around through “high risk behavior” as he put it, and the world today. The CDC says that around Zatyrka, who contracted it through a hemophone million people in the United States are ila-related blood transfusion. Zatyrka serves as a board member for the living with an HIV infection, but that around sixteen percent are unaware of their condition, AIDS Foundation of Western Mass. and as which worries Durkee and activists nation- Vice President of Marketing for the American Homecare Federation, an organization which wide. “I do think people are kind of oblivious to provides services for hemophilacs. “The panel was a perfect mix, as the three of it,” he said. “They may think ‘it’s not going to us came from different backgrounds,” he said. happen to me.’” To reinforce the dangers of the disease, “It’s hard to put a face with HIV, but (the Durkee arranged for a large segment of the panel) went a long way to say that anyone can NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt to be get it, not just people who ‘deserve to get it.’” He added that the kids asked good questions brought to Westfield State for a viewing. What started in San Francisco in the 1980s and were a “great group to speak to”, but that as a small project to commemorate the deaths it’s important to keep getting the information of AIDS victims in the Bay Area has grown out there. “Some people see it as curable or that it’s no into a 48,000 square foot quilt made up of three-by-six foot squares, each memorializing big deal, but it’s important to tell people the the life of an individual who passed from the truth about HIV,” he said. Other events during the week included a disease. Durkee himself wasn’t sure whether the drag queen bingo event, where prophylactics quilt panels would make it from Washington were passed out to students with terms associated with AIDS, along with a showing of DC, but he’s glad they did. “The quilt is a powerful message,” he said. “Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt”, a “It’s a statement of too many lives lost because documentary about the NAMES Project AIDS of government ignorance, and this program quilt released in 1989, on Thursday, which was hosted by Communication Professor was to show (that statement).” Durkee also organized a panel titled Maddie Cahill. Durkee, who is currently applying to “Feeling, Living, and Thriving”, which featured three HIV/AIDS activists, Rob Quinn, UMass-Amherst and Salem State University Mark Zatyrka, and Westfield State alum Angie for graduate school, stated that the events were Colon-Diodati, who spoke of their experience held throughout the campus residence halls, being HIV positive, a topic that Durkee was and drew 250 to 300 students during the entire week, a turnout that he was excited about. initially on edge about. “For programs within the residence halls, “I was kind of nervous. It was high risk… ‘how were people going to be affected by their that’s a large turnout,” he said. “We were stories,’” he said. “But I was surprised. pleased.” Berube admired Durkee’s efforts in organiz(Students) asked questions. They delved deeper. Students were really concerned with how ing the entire weeklong initiative. “Tom coordinated the panel and did such an they live day to day. They had lots of deep, respectful questions. I was pleased with the amazing job,” she said. “He contacted Washington D.C. and got the quilt panels sent response.” Quinn, who sits on a 30-member advisory up here. The events he coordinated were board to the Massachusetts Department of amazing.” “I applaud Tom for getting information out Public Health that is made up of HIV positive men and women from around around the to young people,” said Zatyrka, who added Commonwealth, runs a website called that bringing the squares from the quilt went a to help support people living long way in adding to the overall week. “After the presentation, people could go see with the disease, and was honored when Tom the quilt,” he said. “It was powerful for the asked him to speak. “I was very touched,” said Quinn. “I’m students to see that real people died from this always willing to share my story. There’s disease.” “Tom deserves some sort of community nothing more powerful than storytelling. It’s recognition,” said Quinn. “To begin the day good to put a face with HIV.” When asked of what his personal message after World AIDS Day and do an entire week was to the students, Quinn stated plainly that of events… I don’t know of any other schools the disease is 100 percent preventable, but that in the area who did anything like this.” “He has such confidence,” he said. “He’s everyone needs to be aware of themselves. “Everyone has an HIV status, whether it’s really a future leader. He’s going to change the positive or negative,” he said. “But one in five world.” people don’t know their status. HIV doesn’t


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Snowfall Continued from Page 1 the work week. Southwick’s new Department of Public Works Director Randy Brown has been on the job just over a month but he and his crews are ready to tackle the first snowstorm of the season. “We are ready to go,” said Brown Friday afternoon. “We have our equipment ready and our contractors are on standby.” Brown said DPW crews will handle the main roads while contracted workers will take care of plowing secondary roads. “As soon as the snow flies we will be out sanding and salting the roads,” said Brown. Crews will be working from the start of the storm until after it ends to help clean up. Since the sidewalks were put in along College Highway there was some debate about who should clear them. Brown said the town will clear sidewalks in front of town property only. “Businesses and homeowners are responsible to clear sidewalks in front of their property,” said Brown, adding that residents should “stay safe and stay off the roads” during the storm.

Airport Continued from Page 1 runway,” Barnes said. “Concrete is slicker in any weather condition and has less breaking capability, something we communicate to the pilots coming in to the airport.” Typically asphalt roads are treated with a sand and salt mix, a treatment that is not used at most airports to prevent damage to aircraft and salt causes damage to concrete surfaces. “We can’t use sand because of the F-15s,” Barnes said. “Some airports have heat elements under the runways, but that is a big buck expense. “We use Cryotech deicing fluids. That is the only thing approved for the F-15 because it is noncorrosive,” Barnes said. “It lowers the freezing


MONDAY, DECEMBER 16 SOUTHWICK Board of Selectmen at 5:30 pm Board of Assessors at 5:30 pm Board of Selectmen Public Hearing Community Development Strategy at 6:15 pm

GRANVILLE Monday Night Meetings in Town Hall 7pm-8:30pm Planning Board

TOLLAND Men’s Coffee at PSC Building at 7:45 am Board of Selectmen at 5 pm Planning Board at 7 pm

BLANDFORD Police Department Meeting at 6 pm Selectmen’s Meeting at 7 pm Zoning Board Meeting at 7 pm

WESTFIELD Park & Rec at 7 pm School Committee at 7 pm

HUNTINGTON Finance Committee

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17 WESTFIELD License Commission at 6 pm Commission for Citizens with Disabilities at 6:30 pm Planning Board at 7 pm Public Works at 7 pm

GRANVILLE Council on Aging at 7 pm Fire House at 7 pm

TOLLAND School Committee at 7 pm

SOUTHWICK Planning Board at 7 pm Planning Board Public Hearing - 662 College Hwy at 7:15 pm

BLANDFORD Assessor’s Meeting at 5:30 pm Fire Department Meeting at 6:30 pm

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18 ZBA at 7 pm EMTs at 7 pm


Board of Health Meeting at 6 pm Finance Committee at 7 pm

HUNTINGTON Conservation Commission at 7 pm

point of liquids and helps with recovery when it warms up during the day. “The last two ice storms were a big problem here, storms that weren’t a problem

for people driving on the roads,” Barnes said. “Freezing precipitation causes all sorts of problems and we can’t put stuff down like they do for the roads.




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How Would You Handle ‘Selfie-Gate’? Each Friday, Politico Magazine picks the political scandal of the week, and our colleague Mike Allen asks Playbook readers to weigh in with their crisis-management expertise, both professional and otherwise. This week’s challenge: President Obama’s decision to take a “selfie”—in this case, a hand-held group portrait with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and British Prime Minister David Cameron—during Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. The photo, and First Lady Michelle Obama’s cold stare of seeming disapproval, ricocheted around the world, and was mocked on Twitter as inappropriate. The White House has refused to comment on the matter, but did coyly release an image of a smiling Michelle. And the AFP photographer who captured the moment dismissed the controversy, writing, “For me, the behaviour of these leaders in snapping a selfie seems perfectly natural. I see nothing to complain about and probably would have done the same in their place.” Should the White House have commented? Was this a missed opportunity to punch back against a frivolous press corps? We asked Playbook readers to give it a shot, and here’s what they came up with: Heather Sabharwal, special adviser, U.S. Mint Office of Corporate Communications Yes, the White House should’ve commented on the selfie President Obama took, and here’s what Carney should’ve said: “At a time when bipartisanship has eaten away at the sense of human camaraderie on Capitol Hill, President Obama took a brief moment to share in the spirit of togetherness and at no better place than Nelson Mandela’s memorial. Mandela was one who engendered the best qualities of humanism: compassion, trust, respect. In the same vein, the President shared a moment with his fellow humans.” Tom Smith, retired White House press advance (1995-2001) Carney should say: “Simply put, the South Africa selfie and the AF-1 conference room photos show the principals therein without their guards up. While I consider the pool photographers the hardest-working people in the bubble, said principals would not be caught dead acting so casually in front of the lenses of the credentialed pool. The complaining outlets, therefore, should instead rejoice in such candid camera moments that they are able to run and would otherwise not have to show their readers.” Jon Austin, J. Austin & Associates Put me firmly in the “missed opportunity” column. Carney should have said from the lectern: “If this press corps had been covering the Hindenburg disaster, the lead would have been ‘Foreign-made mooring ropes raise balance-of-trade concerns; House Oversight Committee to grill aviation officials.’” Nathan White, independent communications consultant Ignore it. It’s a blip on the radar with a short lifespan. A month from now, the photo won’t be embarrassing as few will remember the context. The greater risk is engaging in meaningless arguments that further undermine the respect and decorum that Mr. Mandela’s passing deserves. Alan DeBaugh, Politico Playbook reader This is a big non-story. So he took a selfie? This is a techusing, tech-savvy president having a bit of fun with other world leaders. Optics don’t need to be read into everything. Aren’t there REAL world events that need coverage? Mark D. Hansell, Politico Playbook reader The media commotion over the president’s selfie is a symptom of the disconnect between the White House and the press corps. The White House can limit reporters’ access to the president as much as they want—what they can’t do is decrease the number of column inches/page views/on-air minutes these reporters are being paid to fill/generate/produce. What they SHOULD do is not treat the symptom (this is not a big deal) but realize whatever strategy they are using now is not working. What they will probably do is use this as another excuse to limit press access even more. The evidence is increasing that the Obama team does not have a politically savvy member with the president’s ear. Dave Friedman, writer in Hollywood Obama should have taken another selfie. Next to Biden, holding a sign that says, “Selfies, flag pins and birth certificates? We’d prefer universal health care, immigration reform and peace on Earth. Happy Holidays! :)” Eric Stern, Yale University undergraduate Declare War on Denmark! #WagTheDog Jeff Bridges, Politico Playbook reader In much the same vein as the (in)famous Miley Cyrus Twerking site, “Miley Twerking on Things We Should Talk About,” the White House should embrace this opportunity to both shame the press corps and draw attention to the core items of its 2014 agenda. “It has come to the attention of the White House that one of the more effective ways to draw the attention of our ratingshungry press corps to the most important issues of our day is for the president to take a selfie with it,” said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. “We are happy to announce the creation of, live as of today. The site features selfies of the president with families struggling to overcome unprecedented income inequality, millions of children hit hard by cuts in food stamps, recent graduates overwhelmed by student-loan debt, and the American Dream of economic mobility on life support. Notably absent are selfies of the president with a restrained NSA that respects the Fourth Amendment, and Wall Street bankers behind bars for their flagrant violations of federal regulations that led to our nation’s current doldrum economy.”

Teddy Roosevelt failed to save the GOP from its crazies in 1912 Can John Boehner do any better? By THOMAS PATTERSON A century ago, the Republican Party chose to become a permanent minority, not wittingly or directly but inevitably. It spent most of the succeeding decades trying without great success to overcome its mistake. Today’s GOP is at a similar crossroads that could take it into the political wilderness for years to come. The Republican Party’s embattled moderates finally seem to recognize that possibility, as seen in an extraordinary series of blunt statements this week from House Speaker John Boehner. “Frankly,” Boehner said Thursday, ripping into the hardline outside groups that sought to scuttle a budget compromise with Democrats, “I think they’re misleading their followers. I think they’re pushing our members in places where they don’t want to be.” Fifty right-wing groups put out a statement in response, complaining that “the conservative movement has come under attack on Capitol Hill.” As they pick sides, Republicans would do well to study the 1912 presidential election, which was the last time their party faced a similar dilemma. That campaign is remembered as a gift to the Democratic nominee. Like Abraham Lincoln before him, Woodrow Wilson owed his election to a split in the majority party. When Republicans divided their vote almost equally between Howard Taft, their party’s nominee, and Theodore Roosevelt, the Bull Moose Party candidate, Wilson slipped into office with 42 percent of the vote. That defeat was forgotten in the elections of 1920, 1924, and 1928 when the Republican nominees—Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover—cruised to landslide victories. The deeper story of 1912, however, was the Republican Party’s rebuff of its moderate wing. Roosevelt challenged his party to embrace the Progressive movement, which had taken aim at the business trusts that were exploiting markets and labor. Factories were unregulated hell holes where children and adults worked six days a week in unsafe conditions. “We Republicans,” said Roosevelt, must “hold the just balance and set ourselves . . . resolutely against improper corporate influence.” Ignoring Roosevelt’s plea to reject “crooked business” and embrace “the general right of the community,” the 1912 Republican Party Convention sided instead with proponents of unfettered capitalism, even to the extent of purging the progressives from its leadership ranks. Although they continued to call themselves Republicans, many felt unwelcome in the party, and several, including Henry Stimson and Harold Ickes, later served in Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Democratic administration. When Hoover, because of his party’s commitment to the principles of laissez-faire capitalism, refused to use the power of government to relieve the poverty and unemployment wrought by the Great Depression, his party lost its hold on the House in 1930 and on the Senate and the presidency in 1932. As Kristi Anderson’s The Creation of a Democratic Majority shows, first-time voters in the 1930s came to identify with the Democratic Party by a two-to-one margin, making it the nation’s majority party and enabling it to dominate national politics through the 1970s. The GOP had picked the wrong side of history and had misjudged the dynamics of a two-party system. These dynamics can be easily misunderstood today in the midst of our polarized politics. The political center is weak, most clearly in the Congress but also in our elections. Efforts to turn out the partisan vote have trumped efforts to woo the shrinking number of swing voters. One might assume that a permanent majority can be constructed on the right or on the left. It’s a mistaken assumption. The center of gravity in a twoparty system rests somewhere near the middle—not in every election but always in the long run. Abandon the middle, and the other party will seize it. That was the GOP’s mistake in 1912. It chose the faction on the flank over the one nudging the center. When conditions changed, as was inevitable, the GOP had no maneuvering room. It’s political science 101. The Republican Party again faces a factional choice. A

showdown is looming between its Tea Party-driven right wing and its less sharply defined center-right faction. If the reactionary wing prevails and fails to accommodate the party’s moderates—which appears likely—the Republican Party will cement its place as the 21st century’s permanent minority party. Tea Party advocates would deny this, of course. One reason is that they live in an echo chamber, surrounded by people who think as they do. All politicians face this problem, but what compounds it in their case is the fantasy that, somehow, huge numbers of Americans will rally to their side once the logic of their reactionary platform is made clear. American history has few supportive examples but many contrary ones, including the thrashing that Barry Goldwater—“extremism in defense of liberty is no vice”—took in 1964. The historian Daniel Boorstin explained why: Most Americans are temperamentally adverse to zealotry. Democrats are rooting for the GOP’s right wing to win out. What would be good for the Democratic Party, however, is not what would be good for the country. America’s political system works best when the two parties are competitive. It gets wobbly when the stronger party is unchecked. The Watergate scandal, for example, handed the Democratic Party a large congressional majority that, believing the advantages of incumbency would keep them in power indefinitely, went on an undisciplined spending spree. Three decades later, Democrats are still dealing with some of the fallout. The Republican and Democratic parties are nearly the oldest in existence, a tribute to their capacity to seek the center when threatened. “Creatures of compromise,” is how the historian Clinton Rossiter described them. Large chunks of the Republican Party have been acting as if the historical tendency of our two-party system is a relic of the past. They have been pushing their party ever further to the right. The level of ideological purity of today’s GOP is nearly unprecedented. Gallup polls indicate that, whereas those who identify themselves as Democrats are rather evenly mixed between self-identified liberals and moderates, seven out of 10 Republicans are selfidentified conservatives. It is these conservative identifiers who will decide the eventual outcome of the intra-party fight that surfaced this week in Washington. If they heed the urgings of their party’s right-wing groups and donors—who have a lot of organizational and financial muscle—the GOP could have an unabashed rightwinger as its 2016 presidential nominee. At that point, the party’s more moderate followers might ask themselves whether the party still has a place for them. Although Theodore Roosevelt didn’t live to see the demise of his party, he predicted it, saying it was “madness” for the GOP to think it could stay in power on an ideologically extreme platform. Madness is apparently still in fashion in some Republican circles. The triumph of the party’s right wing would assure the party’s marginalization, throwing our twoparty system out of balance for years to come. Thomas Patterson (@tompharvard) is the Bradlee professor of government and the press at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. His latest book, Informing the News, was published this fall.

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Walter R. Waryck RUSSELL - Walter Richard Waryck, 89, died Thursday, December 12, 2013 at home. He was born in Russell on July 8, 1924 to the late Stanislaw and Mary (Chmieleski) Waryck. He attended schools in Russell and Huntington and graduated from Springfield Trade School. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. Walter worked for Texon for 43 years first as machine tender and he retired as a production supervisor in 1987. He was a parishioner of Holy Family Parish in Russell. He was a member of VFW Post 6645 in Russell. He attended the Senior Center in Russell and enjoyed playing pitch with his friends on Wednesdays. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren on Cape Cod. He also enjoyed traveling with family to Ohio and attending his grandsons wedding in Wisconsin. Walter will be known for his love of cars and his Buick Riviera that he loved to drive and take care of. He leaves his wife of 67 years Genevieve M. (Warzyca) Waryck; his son, Richard Waryck and his wife Marquerite of Russell; his grandchildren, Brian Waryck and his wife Lisa of Avon, Ohio, Sharon Shorey and her husband Greg of Chula Vista, CA and James Waryck and his wife Jennifer of Redondo Beach, CA. Walter also leaves his great-grandchildren Sage, Luke, Jake, Zach, Noah, Brady and Liam, his sister Stacia Florek of Enfield, CT, one niece and several nephews. A funeral mass for Walter will be held on Wednesday, December 18th at 11:00 a.m. in Holy Family Parish, Route 20, Russell, MA. Burial will follow in Russell Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at the Firtion-Adams Funeral Service, 76 Broad Street, Westfield. Donations may be made in memory of Walter to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

William L. Burlingham AGAWAM - William Lloyd Burlingham, 95, of Agawam, formerly of Southwick, passed away early Wednesday evening, December 11, 2013 at home with his family at his side. He was born and educated in Springfield, a son of the late Harry and Julina (Rose) Burlingham and was a veteran of WW II serving with the US Army. Bill was employed for over 32 years at the John H. Breck Company of West Springfield. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Norman) Burlingham in 2005; a son, William and ten brothers and sisters. Bill leaves four loving children, Charles Burlingham of Agawam, Mark Burlingham and his wife Deborah of Plainfield, CT, John Burlingham and his wife Mayara of Enfield, CT, and Faith Lafayette and her husband Dale of Southwick; twelve grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. His funeral will be held on Tuesday, December 17th at 9:00 a.m. from the Southwick Forastiere Funeral Home, 624 College Highway, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 224 Sheep Pasture Road, both in Southwick. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Monday afternoon and evening from 4:00-7:00 p.m. A spring burial will be held in New Cemetery, Southwick. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory may be directed to the VNA Health Care of Hartford, 999 Asylum Ave., Hartford, CT 06105. For more information, please visit us at







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Westfield District Court Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 Robert M. Maynard Jr., 32, of 126 Union St., pleaded guilty to a charge of assault and battery brought by Westfield police and was sentenced to a 60 day term in the house of correction with credit for time served. Maynard also submitted to facts sufficient to warrant a guilty finding for a charge of possession of a Class B drug and the charge was continued without a finding and dismissed on the recommendation of the probation department. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 Richard Y. Kinoshita, 41, of 45 Shawnee Road, East Hartford, Conn., saw charges of breaking and entering a building in the daytime with intent to commit a felony, larceny of property valued more than $250 and conspiracy brought by Southwick police dismissed after he was indicted and arraigned for the same offenses in superior court. In a separate case also brought by Southwick police, Kinoshita saw charges of breaking and entering a building in the daytime with intent to commit a felony and larceny of property valued more than $250 dismissed prior to arraignment. Scott Priebe, 22, of 131 River St., West Springfield, submitted to facts sufficient to warrant a guilty finding for a charge of larceny of property valued more than $250 brought by Westfield police and the charge was continued without a finding with probation for one month. He was assessed $90 and a charge of trespass was dismissed. John J. Lafreniere, 49, of 330 Elm St., was held in lieu of $500 cash bail pending a Jan. 8 hearing after he was arraigned on a charge of violation of a protective order brought by Westfield police Dennis J. Rabtor, 20, of 220 Glendale St., Florence, was released on his personal recognizance pending a Feb. 21 hearing after he was arraigned on charges of being a person younger than the legal drinking age in possession of liquor, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and speeding brought by State Police. Orlando J. Roman-Rodriguez, 21, of 140 Union St., submitted to facts sufficient to warrant a guilty finding for a charge of assault and battery brought by Westfield police and the charge was continued without a finding with probation for one year. He was assessed $50. Karel L. McDonald, 26, of 126 Union St., was released on his personal recognizance pending a Feb. 26 hearing after he was arraigned on a charge of assault and battery brought by Westfield police. Donald J. Larrabee, 43, of 114 Otis St., was released on his personal recognizance pending a Feb. 14 hearing after he was arraigned on a charge of assault and battery brought by Westfield police. Victor Bermudez, 25, of 69 Court St., pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of a Class A drug with intent to distribute and was placed on probation for a year. He was assessed $90, ordered to pay a drug analysis fee of $150 and $677 seized at the time of his arrest was ordered to be forfeited. Wes T. Kellogg, 42, of 289 Lower Sandy Hill Road, pleaded guilty to a charge of larceny of property valued less than $250 brought by Westfield police and the was placed on probation for one year. He was assessed $50.

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PAGE 6 - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2013 Rev. Bart Cochran - Minister DECEMBER 15, 2013 - 10:00 AM – Third Sunday of Advent – New Member Sunday - Rev. Bart Cochran -  Minister,   Music –Voice Choir;  Nursery Available; 10:15 AM Sunday school;  11:00 AM – Coffee Hour;   DECEMBER 17, TUESDAY – 11:00 AM Advent Study Group;  6:30 PM Bell Choir; 7:00 PM Boy Scouts:  DECEMBER 18,  WEDNESDAY: 9-1:00 PM Henrietta’s Thrift Shop – open: 7:00 PM Adult Choir;     DECEMBER 19,   THURSDAY –  6:00 PM Advent Study Group; 7:00 PM T.O.P.S;  DECEMBER 20 FRIDAY:  9-1:00 PM – Henrietta’s Thrift Shop – Open;   6:00 PM  O.A. Meeting,  7:30 PM - A.A. Meeting;  DECEMBER 21, SATURDAY: Henrietta’s Thrift Shop – Open  9-1:00PM . First Congregational Church of Westfield 18 Broad Street Westfield MA 01085 Rev. Elva Merry Pawle, Pastor Carrie Salzer, Director of Children and Family Ministries Allan Taylor, Minister of Music Office Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9 –1 568-2833 Worship Service: Sundays 10 AM Fellowship Hour 11:00 AM Childcare Available -Handicap Accessible  This Week at First Church  Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 9:00 AM Senior Choir Rehearsal

10:00 AM Worship Service 11:15 AM Senior Choir Rehearsal 11:15-11:45 AM Junior Choir Rehearsal 11:15AM World Service Meeting/Parlor 4:00 PM Confirmation Class/Library Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 7:00 PM  Line Dancing Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 6:30 PM Property Committee Meeting Wednesday Dec. 18, 2013 1:00 PM Bible Study Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 6:00PM Blue Christmas Service/Church of Atonement Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 9:00 AM Senior Choir Rehearsal 10:00 AM Worship Service 11:15 AM Senior Choir Rehearsal 11:15-11:45 AM Junior Choir Rehearsal 11:15AM World Service Meeting/Parlor 4:00 PM Confirmation Class/Library   Montgomery Community Church Main Rd   PO Box 309 Montgomery,MA 01085 Pastor Howard R. Noe Ph. # 413-862-3284 Who knew Christ was coming? Sunday evening we will have a Christmas Hymn sing with readings. We will then have a covered dish supper across the street at the town hall. All are welcome to celebrate the coming of our Savior with song and fellowship. Men’s Bible study will be Monday evenings at 6:30 pm at the pastor’s home at 1126 Huntington Rd. Russell, MA. (Crescent Mills) This day change will be until January

8,2014. We will return to Wednesday nights for our study 1/8/14. We have decided to go through the theology of God. R.C. Sproul presents a 12 part series and we will discuss each part during the men’s study until we are done and have a better understanding of God. We challenge men to be a spiritual leader in their homes and to be a growing Christian. Women’s study day has been set as Tuesdays at 10 am at 1126 Huntington Rd. Russell, MA. (Crescent Mills) For more information call Sandra Noe @ 413-8623284. The women have just started a study of Exodus. The Episcopal Church of the Atonement 36 Court Street, Westfield, MA 01085 413-562-5461 Sundays Holy Eucharist at 8 am & 10 am Wednesdays Bible Study at 9:30 am Holy Eucharist & Healing at Noon The Rev. Nancy Webb Stroud, Rector Sunday, Dec. 8 The Second Sunday of Advent 8 am Holy Eucharist 10 am Holy Eucharist, Cribbery Christian Formation Spirit of Christmas Alternative Gift Fair Sunday, Dec. 15          The Third Sunday of Advent 8 am Holy Eucharist 10 am Holy Eucharist, Cribbery Spirit of Christmas Alternative Gift Fair

THE WESTFIELD NEWS Monday, Dec. 16         8-9 pm AA Meeting Tuesday, Dec. 17         5:30 pm Potluck Supper (all are invited)    6:30 pm Columbia Greenway Rail Trail Wed., Dec. 18              12 Noon Healing & Holy Eucharist 7-8:30 pm OA Meeting Thursday, Dec. 19       4:30-5:30 pm WW Meeting 6 PM BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE 7:30-9 pm NA Meeting Saturday, Dec. 21        10 am Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting (all are invited) 11:00- 12:30 AA Women’s Fellowship Sunday, Dec. 22          The Fourth Sunday of Advent 8 am Holy Eucharist 10 am Holy Eucharist, Cribbery Upcoming Tuesday, Dec. 24         4 pm Christmas Pageant & Holy Eucharist 9:30 pm Christmas Carols   10 pm Festal Choral Eucharist

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Advent Christian Church 11 Washington Street Westfield, MA 01085 Interim Minister: Rev. George Karl Phone - (413) 568-1020 Sunday - 9:45 a.m. - Sunday School for all ages; 11 a.m. Praise and Worship Service. Thursday - 7 p.m. - Bible Study & Prayer. All services open to the public, church is handicap accessible. Baha’i Community of Westfield Sundays - 10 a.m. to 12 noon worship and study classes for children and adults at Daniel Jordan Baha’i School in March Memorial Chapel, Springfield College. Open to the public. The second and fourth Fridays of every month at 7 p.m. Westfield study and discussion meetings Call 568-3403. Central Baptist Church 115 Elm St., Westfield, MA 01085 Phone - (413) 568-0429 website: http://www.centralbaptist The Rev. Linda D. Shaw, Pastor Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Sunday - Worship Hour - 10:45 a.m. Christ Church United Methodist 222 College Highway, Southwick, MA 01077 Pastor Rev. Valerie Roberts-Toler Phone - (413) 569-5206 Sunday Worship - 10 a.m. Handicapped accessible. Air conditioned. Nursery available. Christ Lutheran Church 568 College Highway, Southwick, MA 01077 Rev. Jeff King, Pastor Phone - (413) 569-5151 Sunday - 8:15, 9:15, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. 11 a.m. - Contemporary Worship with Children’s Hour and CLC Live with Children’s Hour. Childcare available. Thursday evenings - Weekender’s Worship - 7 p.m. Christ The King Evangelical Presbyterian Church 297 Russell Road, Westfield, MA 01085 Rev. Jason S. Steele, Pastor Office Phone - (413) 572-0676 Weekly Calendar of Events: Sunday - Worship Service - 9:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages - 11 a.m. Monday - Men’s Group - Sons of Thunder - 7 p.m. Tuesday - Women’s Bible Study Wednesday - Beginners Bible Study - 7 p.m. Childcare is available. The Episcopal Church of the Atonement 36 Court St., Westfield, MA 01085 (413) 642-3835 Parking off Pleasant Street The Rev. Nancy Webb Stroud, Rector Sundays: Holy Eucharist at 8 am and 10 am Christian Formation for all ages following 10 am Wednesdays: Bible Study 9:30 am-10:30 am Holy Eucharist and Healing at Noon Congregation Ahavas Achim Interfaith Center at Westfield State University 577 Western Avenue, P.O. Box 334, Westfield, MA 01086 Rabbi Joyce Galaski Phone - (413) 562-2942 Friday Sabbath Services - 7:15 p.m. - 2 times/month and Holiday Services. Call for dates. An Oneg Shabbat follows the service and new members are always welcome. Monday Hebrew School - 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday School Adult Study Group. Faith Bible Church 370 Shoemaker Lane, Agawam, MA 01001 Phone - 413-786-1681 Pastor: Rick Donofrio Sunday School for all ages 9:30am Worship Services 10:30am Children’s Service 10:30am Fellowship/Refreshments-12:30am Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting and Bible Study 6:30 pm First Congregational Church of Westfield 18 Broad Street, Westfield, MA 01085 Phone - (413) 568-2833 Fax - (413) 568-2835 Website: Email Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9a.m.-2p.m. Rev. Elva Merry Pawle, Pastor Carrie Salzer, Church School Coordinator Allan Taylor, Minister of Music Worship Service : Sunday’s 10 AM Church School Sunday 10 AM Childcare Available - Handicap Accessible Fellowship Hour 11 AM First Spiritual Church 33-37 Bliss Street, Springfield, MA 01105 Rev. John Sullivan, Pastor Phone - (413) 238-4495 Sunday Service - 10:30 a.m., Sermon, Healing Service, Spirit Communication. First United Methodist Church (A Stephen’s Ministry Church) 16 Court Street Westfield MA 01085 413-568-5818 Rev. Valerie Roberts-Toler Email:FUMC01085@JUNO.COM Worship Service : Sunday’s 10 a.m. Sunday School: Sunday 10 a.m. Coffee Hour: every Sunday after the 10 a.m. Worship Service. Childcare Available-Handicap Accessible Grace Lutheran Church 1552 Westfield Street, West Springfield, MA 01089 Phone - 413-734-9268 Website The Rev. William M. White, Pastor E-Mail -pastorwhite@ Margit Mikuski, Administrative Assistant Sunday service - 9:30 a.m. Tuesday – 9 a.m. - Bible Study Wednesday service - 6 p.m. Granville Federated Church American Baptist & United Church of Christ 16 Granby Road, Granville, MA 01034 Phone - (413) 357-8583 10 a.m. - Worship Service, Sunday School to run concurrently with Worship Service. Childcare available 11 a.m. - Coffee Hour Monday - 8 p.m. - AA Meeting Thursday - 7 p.m. - Adult Choir Practice First Saturday - 6 p.m. - Potluck Supper in Fellowship Hall Third Sunday - 8:30-9:30 a.m. - Breakfast Served in Fellowship Hall Third Wednesday - 12 noon - Ladies Aid Potluck Luncheon & Meeting Fourth Sunday - 11:15 a.m. - Adult Study Program led by Rev. Patrick McMahon.

Holy Family Parish 5 Main Street Russell, MA 01071 Rectory Phone: 413-862-4418 Office Phone: 413-667-3350 Rev. Ronald F. Sadlowski, Pastor Deacon David Baillargeon Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil 5 p.m. Sunday 8:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m. Daily Mass: 8 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday Communion Prayer Service: 8 a.m. Thursday Confession: Saturday 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. and Sunday 7:30 to 8 a.m. Handicapped accessible Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church 335 Elm St., Westfield, MA 01085 Rev. Rene Parent, M.S., Pastor Rev. Luke Krzanowski, M.S., Assistant Phone - (413) 568-1506 Weekend Masses - Saturday - 4 p.m. Sunday - 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. (Polish), and 10:30 a.m. Weekday Masses - Monday-Friday, 12:10 p.m. Also First Friday - 7 p.m. Holy Hour of Adoration Thursday, 6 pm. Sacrament of Reconciliation - Saturdays - 3 to 3:45 p.m. or by appointment Baptisms by appointment, please call the office. Hope Community Church 152 South Westfield Street Feeding Hills, MA. 01030 413.786.2445 Pastor Brad Peterson Sunday morning worship begins at 10 a.m. Contemporary worship, life oriented messages, from the Bible, nursery and children’s church available, classes for all ages. Weekly home groups and Bible studies, active youth group, special activities for families, men, women, and children. For more information, call the church office 413-786-2445, weekdays between 9 a.m. and noon. Please leave a message any other time. Valley Community Church and Agawam Church of The Bible merged May 2010 to become Hope Community Church Huntington Evangelical Church 22 Russell Road, Huntington, MA 01050 Rev. Charles Cinelli Phone - (413) 667-5774 Sundays - Adult Sunday School - 9 a.m., Sanctuary; Worship Service - 10:15 a.m.; Sanctuary; Children’s Church 10:15 a.m., (downstairs during second half service). Mondays - Ladies Bible Study - 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays - Women’s Guild, the 2nd Tuesday of every month in Chapel on the Green; Ladies Bible Study, (all but second Tuesday), 7 p.m., Chapel on the Green. Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 117 Southwick Road, Westfield, MA 01085 Phone (413) 568-1780 English: Wednesday & Thursday - 7-8:45 p.m.; Sunday 10-11:46 a.m. & 12:30-2:15 p.m. Russian: Thursday - 7-8:45 p.m.; Saturday 4-5:45 p.m. Montgomery Community Church Main Road-Montgomery, MA Pastor Howard R. Noe Phone - (413) 862-3284 Office Nondenominational Services every Sunday 9-10 a.m., with Coffee Fellowship following all services. Weekly Men and Women’s Bible Studies available. Mountain View Baptist Church 310 Apremont Way Holyoke, MA 01040 Pastor Chad E. Correia 413-532-0381 Email: Sunday Morning Worship - 8:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Study - 10 a.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study - 7 p.m. Thursday - Visitation & Soul Winning - 6:30 p.m. Saturday - Buss Calling & Soul Winning - 10 a.m. New Life Christian Center of the Westfield Assemblies of God 157 Dartmouth Street, Westfield, MA 01085 Rev. Wayne Hartsgrove, Pastor Phone - (413) 568-1588 Sunday - 9:30 a.m., Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study and activities for youth of all ages,Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Sunday Evening Service - 6 p.m. New Life Worship Center 118 Meadow Street Westfield, MA 01085 413-562-0344 Pastor Gene C. Pelkey Sundays - 10 a.m. - Worship and Sunday School. Wednesdays - 7 p.m. - Bible Study. Men’s and Ladies prayer groups (call for schedules) Changed Into His Image Class (call for schedules) Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish 127 Holyoke Road Westfield, MA 01085 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 489 Westfield, MA 01085-0489 Pastor: Rev. Daniel S. Pacholec Deacon Paul Federici Religious Education Director: Theresa Racine Pastoral Associate: Mary Federici Parish Office: (413) 562-3450 Fax: (413) 562-9875 Mass Schedule: Saturday 4 p.m. - (Vigil) Sunday: 7, 8:30, 11 a.m. Mon, Tues, Wed: 7 a.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. Miraculous Medal Novena Communion Services: Thur: 9 a.m. Fri: 7 a.m. Holy Day Masses: 7 p.m. (Vigil) 7 a.m., 9 a.m. Confession: Saturday 3:15-3:45 p.m. Our Lady of the Lake Church Sheep Pasture Road Southwick, MA 01077 Parish Pastoral/Administrative Staff Pastor: Rev. Henry L. Dorsch 569-0161 Deacon: Rev. Mr. David Przybylowski Religious Education: Lynda Daniele 569-0162 Administrative secretary: Joanne Campagnari - 569-0161 Office Hours: Mon.-Wed.: 8:30 - 3:30; Thurs. 8:30-noon Office, household assistant and Sacristan: Stella Onyski MASS SCHEDULE Sat. 5 p.m. (vigil), Sun., 8, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekdays: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 8:30 a.m. Wednesday 7 p.m.

Penance/confession: Saturdays 4:15-4:45; Wed. before 7 p.m. Mass and by appointment. Baptisms: Sundays at 11:15 a.m. Arrange with Pastor and a pre- Baptism meeting is scheduled. Marriage: Arrangements should be made with pastor prior to any reception arrangements as early as one year in advance Exposition of Blessed Sacrament: 1st Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Marian Cenacle of Prayer: Saturdays 7:30-8:30 Charismatic Prayer Meeting: Thursdays 7 p.m. St. Jude Novena after Wednesday 7 p.m. Mass Miraculous Medal Novena after Tuesday morning Mass Chapel of Divine Mercy, Litany, Rosary, Friday 3-3:34 Home and hospital visits. Please call rectory Anointing of the Sick. Please call the pastor Prayer Line: for special intentions. Call Marian at 569-6244 Bible Study: Tuesdays 9:15 a.m. at rectory meeting room Pilgrim Evangelical Covenant Church 605 Salmon Brook Street, Route 10 and 202, Granby, CT 06035 Rev. Dennis Anderson, Pastor Phone: (860) 653-3800 Fax: (860) 653-9984 Handicap Accessible. Schedule: Sunday School - 9 am, Adult - Youth - Children. Sunday Praise and Worship - 10:30 a.m., Infant and toddler care available. Men’s Group Fellowship Breakfast - 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., the 2nd Saturday of each month. Call for a Youth Group schedule of events. You can visit us on the web at: Pioneer Valley Assembly of God Huntington, MA 01050 Rev. Toby Quirk Phone - (413) 667-3196 Sunday - 10 a.m. - Service of Worship Weekly Bible Study. Call for information. Pioneer Valley Baptist Church 265 Ponders Hollow Road, Westfield, MA 01085 (corner of Tannery and Shaker Road) Phone - (413) 562-3376 Pastor James Montoro Sunday School – 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Service – 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service – 7 p.m. We provide bus transportation for those in need of transportation. Just call us at 562-3376. Pioneer Valley Baptist Church 265 Ponders Hollow Road, Westfield, MA 01085 (corner of Tannery and Shaker Road) Phone - (413) 562-3376 Pastor James Montoro Sunday School – 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Service – 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service – 7 p.m. We provide bus transportation for those in need of transportation. Just call us at 562-3376. Psalms Springs Deliverance Ministries 141 Meadow Street, Westfield, MA 01085 Phone - (413) 568-1612 Pastor Sharon Ingram Sunday School - 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship - 11 a.m. Wednesdays - Childrens reading hour, 5 to 6 p.m. with Pastor, 4 to 10 years old. Wednesday Evening - 7 p.m. - Bible Study & Deliverance Service Friday - Y.E.S. - Youth Excellence Services, 13 years old and up. Russell Community Church Main Street, Russell 01071 Rev. Jimmy Metcalf, Pastor Sunday - 9 a.m. - Sunday School, all ages - Fellowship, parsonage; 10 a.m. - Family Worship; 6 p.m. - Youth Fellowship, parsonage. Tuesday - 7 p.m. - AA Meeting; Family Bible Class, parsonage. Wednesday - 9 a.m. - Women’s Prayer Fellowship, parsonage. Friday - 7:30 p.m. - AA Meeting. St. John’s Lutheran Church 60 Broad Street Westfield, MA 01085 Phone - (413) 568-1417 Pastor Christopher A. Hazzard Sunday - Adult Bible Study and Summer Sunday School (Preschool - High School) 8:45 A.M. Sunday Worship 10 A.M. Tune in to the taped broadcast of our Worship Service over WHYN (.560 on your AM radio dial) at 7:30 on Sunday morning. Southwick Assembly Of God 267 College Highway Southwick,Ma 01077 (413) 569-1882 Pastor Dan Valeri Sunday morning worship - 9:30 a.m. (featuring contemporary worship, children’s church and nursery) Thursday night family night - 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (featuring Adult Bible Study, Faithgirlz! a girls club for ages 5-13, Royal Rangers - a scouting program for boys age 5-18, and preschool for infants - 4 yrs. old) Nursing Home ministry - 3:15 p.m. at Meadowbrook Nursing Home in Granby, CT. Southwick Community Episcopal Church 660 College Highway Southwick, MA 01077 Phone: 569-9650 Rev. J. Taylor Albright, Pastor Saturday Evening Worship Service 5 p.m. Sundays 9:30 AM, Service that blend contemporary worship with traditional liturgy and a family-friendly atmosphere KidZone: Childcare and children’s ministry during the service Sign Language Interpreted Handicapped Accessible Women’s Group: Thursdays 9:30 to 11 a.m. Good coffee, fellowship and light-weight discussion of faith issues. Childcare provided. Southwick Congregational Church United Church of Christ 488 College Highway, P.O. Box 260, Southwick, MA 01077 Administrative Assistant: Barbara Koivisto Phone - (413) 569-6362 Sunday 10 AM Worship Service – Open Pantry Sunday Minister – Rev. Bart D. Cochran. Music – The Voice Choir Nursery Available 10:15 AM Church School 11 AM Coffee Hour 3:30 PM O.A. Meeting Tuesday 6:30 PM Bell Choir 7 PM Boy Scouts Wednesday 9-1 PM Henrietta’s Thrift Shop – open 6 PM Zumba 7 PM Adult Choir Rehearsal Thursday 6:30 PM T.O.P.S.

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St. Joseph’s Polish National Catholic Church 73 Main Street, Westfield, MA 01085 Social Center: Clinton Avenue Father Sr. Joseph Soltysiak, Pastor Phone - (413) 562-4403 Email - Fax - (413) 562-4403 Sunday Masses - 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Summer Schedule - 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School - 9 a.m., social center Catechism Classes: Monday evenings Daily and Holy Day Masses as announced For more information & links: St. Mary’s Church 30 Bartlett Street, Westfield, MA 01085 Phone - (413) 562-5477 Rev. Brian F. McGrath, pastor Rev. Robert Miskell, Parochial Vicar Deacon Pedro Rivera Deacon Roger Carrier Weekday Mass - Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. Holy Day Masses - 4 p.m. on the eve before, 8:30 a.m. & 6:15 p.m. (bilingual) Confessions Saturdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m. (lower church) Saturday Mass - 4 p.m. Sunday Mass - 7, 8:30 and 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. All Masses are in the upper church, the 11:30 a.m. is in Spanish Handicapped accessible, elevator located to the right of the main entrance. Adoration and Benediction - Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. St. Mary’s Elementary School (Pre-K-8) (413) 568-2388 St. Mary’s High School (9-12) - (413) 568-5692 Office of Religious Education - (413) 568-1127 St. Vincent de Paul outreach to the poor and needy - (413) 568-5619 St. Peter & St. Casimir Parish 22 State Street Westfield, MA 01085 Rev. William H. Wallis, Pastor Parish Office - 413-568-5421 Mass schedule Daily Mon.-Thurs. - 7:15 a.m. Saturday Mass - 4 p.m. Saturday Confessions - 3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Sunday Mass- 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Temple Beth El Worship Services Sunday - Thursday Evening, 7 p.m. Friday evening, 6 p.m. Saturday evening, 5 p.m. Monday-Friday morning, 7 a.m. Saturday morning, 9:30 a.m. Sunday and Holiday morning, 8 a.m. Ongoing Monday afternoons - Learning Center (Religious School), 3:15 p.m. Tuesday afternoons - B’Yachad (Hebrew High School) 6:30 p.m.; Parshat ha Shove study group, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoons - Learning Center (Religious School), 3:15 p.m.; Youth Chorale, 5:15 p.m. Thursday evenings - Boy Scout Troop #32 meets at 7:30 p.m. Friday mornings - “Exploring our Prayers” with Rabbi, 7 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Society of Greater Springfield 245 Porter Lake Drive, Springfield, MA 01106 Rev. Georganne Greene, Minister http://www.uuspringfield.orgPhone (413) 736-2324 Handicap accessible. Sunday - 9 AM First Hour Forum Sunday - 10:30 AM Worship Service, religious education and nursery for children Thursday - 7:30 PM Choir Rehearsal Monthly UNI Coffeehouse Concerts. Check uNicoffeehouse. org United Church of Christ Second Congregational Church 487 Western Avenue, P.O. Box 814, Westfield, MA 01086 E-mail: Office hours: Tuesday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Closed Monday. Rev. Kimberly Murphy, Pastor Phone - (413) 568-7557 Sunday - 10 a.m., Worship Service and Sunday School for preschool through high school. Sunday evening - Youth Program. Westfield Alliance Church 297 Russell Road, Westfield, MA 01085 Rev. Jordan Greeley, Pastor Phone - (413) 568-3572 Sunday - 9:30 a.m. - Bible Life a.m. for all ages, nursery care provided; 11 a.m. - Worship and the Word; 6 p.m - evening service. Word of Grace Church of Pioneer Valley 848 North Road, Route 202 Westfield, MA 01085 (413) 572-3054 Chet Marshall, Senior Pastor Sunday Morning Service: 10 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Westfield Evangelical Free Church 568 Southwick Road, Westfield, MA 01085 Rev. David K. Young, Pastor Phone - (413) 562-1504 Sunday – 10 a.m. - Morning Worship, childcare available; 8:45 a.m. - Sunday School. Wednesday - 7 p.m. - Bible Study. Friday - 6:30 p.m. Awana Children’s Program. West Springfield Church of Christ 61 Upper Church Street, West Springfield, MA 01089 Phone - (413) 736-1006 Sunday - 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Worship Service; 9:30 a.m. - Bible Study. Wednesday - 7 p.m., Bible Study. Wyben Union Church An Interdenominational Church 678 Montgomery Road, Westfield, MA 01085 Phone - (413) 568-6473 Rev. David L. Cooper, Pastor Sunday Worship and Sunday School at 10 a.m. Summer Worship at 9:30am Nursery Available Bible Studies in both Church and in Members’ homes.


Living Nativity SPRINGFIELD - First Park Memorial Baptist Church, corner of Garfield Street and Forest Park Avenue in Springfield invites you to come and experience the very first Christmas on Sunday, December 22 at 10:00 a.m. when we will again be presenting our Living Nativity. There will be angels, shepherds, live animals and a Christ child. Please come and invite your friends and neighbors. Christmas at First Park Memorial promises to be a very special, wonderful time. There is no better way to celebrate the season. We look forward to seeing you.

Citizens for Life WESTFIELD - West of the River Chapter of Pioneer Valley Mass. Citizens for Life next meeting will be held on Thursday December 12, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 60 Broad Street in Westfield. Please park in the rear of the Church and use the rear entrance. All are welcome.

UMass Amherst Events Mark the Winter Solstice AMHERST – The public is invited to witness sunrise and sunset associated with the winter solstice among the standing stones of the UMass Amherst Sunwheel on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunwheel events mark the astronomical change of seasons when nights are longest and days are shortest in the Northern Hemisphere and the sun rises and sets at its most southerly azimuth, or location along the horizon, over the southeasterly and southwesterly stones in the Sunwheel, respectively. UMass Amherst astronomers Judith Young and Steve Schneider will discuss the astronomical cause of the sun’s solstice, or standstill, during each hour-long gathering. They will also explain the seasonal positions of Earth, the sun and moon, phases of the moon, and building the Sunwheel, and answer questions about astronomical signs of the seasons. Even though the instant when the sun is most southerly occurs at 12:11 p.m. local time on Dec. 21, Sunwheel visitors who stop in on their own will be able to see the sun rising and setting over the winter solstice stones from roughly Dec. 16-26. Teachers can earn certificates of participation for attending seasonal gatherings at the Sunwheel; details at the event. The UMass Amherst Sunwheel is located south of McGuirk Alumni Stadium, just off Rocky Hill Road (Amity St.) about one-quarter mile south of University Drive. Visitors to the Sunwheel should be prepared for freezing temperatures and wet footing. Rain or blizzard conditions cancel the events. A $3 donation is requested to help with the cost of the additional site work and future events.

CLC Presents Christmas Story through Song SOUTHWICK - Christ Lutheran Church in Southwick will present its second annual “A Manger Suite” on Sunday, December 22 at 8:15, 9:15, and 10:15 a.m. This fun, fabulous, and free concert, presented under the musical direction of Mike Curran with the creative assistance of Kathy Elias, will unify the talents of 22 choral singers

WWW.THEWESTFIELDNEWS.COM and an 18 piece orchestra in retelling the story of Christ’s birth through both classic and contemporary holiday song. Beginning with, “O Come, All Ye Faithful” and progressing through such celebratory carols as “The Promise” and “Christmas Angels,” the concert will reach its final crescendo with “Joy to the World,” when the story ends. Perfect for families and those who love holiday music but seldom hear it outside of shopping centers, this concert hosts three complimentary seatings and is open to the public. For more information, call Christ Lutheran Church at (413) 569-5151 or visit http://

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Westfield High School first semester honor roll GRADE 12 FIRST HONORS Acosta Eduardo Anjos Brooke Atkocaitis Madison Aube Nicholas Baillargeon Logan Balukonis Benjamin Bannish Taylor Barbieri Jacob Beman Jacob Bernardara Robert Biley Larisa Brozini Alexandra Brunges Kate Bruno Matthew Burlachenko Karena Burrage Joshua Butera Megan Camp Victoria Canty Ian Carson Alyssa Chaban Jonah Chartier Nicole Chlastawa Luke Circe Amanda Clark Ryan Colby Samantha Collis Kelsey Crandall Samantha Cruz Javier Curtin Katelynn Czach Lauren Darling Tianna DeGray Gienna Dellaquila Mikaela Delusa Angela Dimenno Alexa Doody Jeremy Dowland Rebekka Dube Taylor Dufraine Carolyn Eak Annalise Edgley Lauren Esquilin-Nieves Astrid Falconer Lauren Fenton Lindsey Feyre Michael Fillion Caitlin Fitzgerald Garrett Flaherty Liam Gervais Kelly Gootzit Shaina Halama Sylvester Hamel Taryn Howard Jason Huntley Rachel Jacques Nicholas Johnson Margaret Johnstone Alison Jurczyk Shaylyn Kamal Nicole Kaubris Alexander Keats James Kordana Julianne Kwarcinski Timothy Lander Samantha Lewis Erin Liptak Joan Macdonald Nycki Manfredi Chiara Martin Ned Mastriano Kara Matson Emilie Mayforth Christopher Mcnerney Sarah Meader Hannah Meneses Victoria Messenger Tyler Millikan Mackenzie Minicucci Alexi Mitchell Brian Morin Allyson Muto Natasha O’connell David Ogrady Devin Oleksak John Owen Ashlee Paine Nigel Patenaude Rachel Patten William Perreault Matthew Perry Taylor Petzold Conor Pilgrim Benjamin Pioggia Carly Popchuk Andrey Pratt Jessie Reno Kayla Renschler Madison Reynolds Maeve Riga Christopher Ronchi Marissa Rucki Leah Seabury Anaise Senecal Caroline Simard Alison Slivca Ilona Smith Brianna Smith Morgan Smithies Cassandra St Jacques Taylor Stark Toni Stinehart James Stupak Aleksander Sullivan Sean Unterreiner Caitlin Visconti Anthony Wallace Ryan Walsh Matthew Wheelden Jessica Whitman Brendan Willhoite Lauren Willhoite Paige Wolanin Jacob Wyman Hannah Xavier Amanda Yurovskih Kathryn Zabielski Kyle GRADE 11 FIRST HONORS Adamski Alison Ashburn Karly Berry Maura Best Alec Beswick Zachary Bewsee Gabrielle Bonsall Kristen Bourgoin Jeffrey Brock Jordan Chambers Kevin Cheney Allison Clauson Jordan Collier Sara Conklin Rachel Correa Jade Cousins Rachel Cruz Maricelis Cyr Rebecca Davila Zorimar Davis Brian Desrosiers Ryan Doiron Benjamin Dorgan-halliday Faith

Edwards Benjamin Eger Alison Farnham Shawn Florek Kaleigh Frare Mateo Frisbie Jourdan Garlo Matthew Giffune Hannah Gilmore William Haluch Amanda Helliwell Alexandra Hentnick Katherine Hickson Azocar Elizabeth Hickson Daniel Hubeny Jason Iglesias Jared Khomichuk Aleksandr Kiefer John King Amanda Korobkov Olga Kozlowski Christina Lander Sarah Laplante Aric Lawrence Taylor Lepine Brandon Longley Lauren Mccarthy Abby Mccormick Haley Mclean Kenneth Minchuk Alexander Muldrew Stephanie Murray Kelli-lee Noel Carolyn Pacheco Antone Pagluica Maria Patel Jay Patel Jay Paye Laura Paye Stephanie Piascik Timothy Plourde Sarah Porter Nicole Prain Hayden Provost Shelby Rockwal Caleigh Rosso Kiersten Salois Arianna Sheehan Liam Shilyuk Eric Stefano Lindsay Steger William Svec Kateri Tong Michael Tuttle Samantha Wagner James Walczyk Peter Zering Alexandra GRADE 10 FIRST HONORS Albano Zachary Atkisson Blaine Bachmann Neal Barnes Grace Barouxis Julia Beattie Christopher Berube Sean Beswick Kayla Bone Hannah Brazee Kaela Butera Matthew Carson Andrew Chlastawa Sara Cole Megan Collins Jacob Davledzarova Eleanora Diana Amaya Dufraine Ellen Dupuis Jakob Farnham Sarah Fitzgerald Eileen Gilbert Colin Girace Andre Gosselin Daniel Hanks Courtney Heideman Kristin Howard Katherine Jarvis Zachary Jury Benjamin Kane Samantha Katsounakis Marissa Kiltonic Kelsey Kontsimal Ruslan Kurtz Devon Lajeunesse Adam Laplante Noah Laplante Simon Liucci Francesco Lunardini Gabrielle Manna Alyssa Marco Anna Martin Samantha Martynyuk Maksim Maryanski Daniel Maxton Rachel Mccormick Jillian Melbourne Paige Melnychuk Sofiya Metallo Mario Morin Alexa Murphy Sean Nesmelova Valentina Obrien John Peloquin Andrew Perpetua Jake Perry Austin Rice Jade Romanenko Alla Ross Alexis Sanders Morgan Santos Zorimar Sperling Samantha Sullivan Jake Svec Virginia Templeton Grace Tsatsos Nathaniel Visconti Michael Zayac Elaina Znakharchuk Bogdan GRADE 9 FIRST HONORS Arona Katrina Bich Elina Boudreau Miranda Bower Jordan Brusa Jessica Bunin Thomas Burdick Christina Centeno Gabriel Charette Rachel-rose Clemente Nicole Colombani Adrian Cousins Lindsay Cressotti Claudia Davis Allison Dinopoulos Alexandra Edgley Jenna Erickson Jillian Farnham Johnna Feyre Kaitlyn Grusetchi Alisa Hall Amanda Huntley Jonathan Irwin Elizabeth

Jalbert Kathryn Kappel Noah Katsounakis Gianna Knapik Katherine Kochanski Zachary Lapointe Kailyn Laurenzano Gabrielle McDermott Erin Moorhouse Sean Murphy Skylar OConnor Daniel Otero Marissa Paro Ashley Pelletier Mackenzie Pelletier Madison Piepergerdes Gabriel Poteat Elizabeth Prenosil Ryan Rogers Nicholas Schoenfeld Kyra Seslar Lauren Sharma Anoushka Shia Morgan Sienkiewicz Emily Stawasz Paige Stephens Rebecca Stinehart Madison Sullivan Dillon Therrien Jeremy Tverdokhlebov Annette Viale Tristin Walsh Scott Weiss Mitchell Wills Marissa Znakharchuk Ilona GRADE12 SECOND HONORS Acharya Bishnu Adams Christopher Ahearn Mariel Albano Nicholas Andrews Emily Auyeung Richard Baird Sara Barnes Brian Barry Timothy Bein Jordan Bein Nikki Beis Kimberly Belanger Alyssa Bilodeau Rachel Bonavita Angela Borges-Berdecia Lina Browne Monica Buchanan Noah Budreau Anthony Burbee Joseph Canales Jairo Cavanaugh Melissa Cecchini-Juskhas Ashley Chambers Daniel Chaoush Nicholas Charvat Daniel Chekovsky Avery Chen Weijia Chlastawa Jake Coddington Ian Cole Matthew Collier Zane Crepeau Kelsey Cruz Angel D’Onofrio Sean Darjee Bal Diaz Gishlaine Dolan John Duperault Ashley Ellis James Faiza Faiza Farrar Anthony Fleming Alyssa Fox Sabrina Gendreau Samuel George Seth Gonzalez Joseph Gurung Amber Halls Justin Haramut Christopher Hodgdon Austin Houle Brent Hutchison Brittany Irujo Colin Irzyk Matthew Jacques Monica Johnson Cherie Jones Mackenzie Karki Yam Kelleher Timothy Kennedy Sean King Anthony Kline Gregory Kochanski Samuel Kuzon Zachary Lachapelle Shannon Liquori Hannah Lund Alexandra Lussier Frances Macleod Mackenzie Mason Haley Matyseck Brenna Maxton Robert Mayne Jesse Mckenzie Casey Mcleavy Edward Mercado Gerardo Morales Roberto Nemec Allyson Nugent Olivia O’Sullivan Koren Otero Isabella Ouimette Kara Paine Nicolette Paradis Christopher Paton Keri Paul Emily Pchelka Mark Plourde Victoria Puza Kaitlyn Quinones Hannah Rabtor Steven Renzo Nicholas Rickson Patrick Rios Nicholas Rivers Rashaun Roberts Haley Rooke Anthony Rothermel Jenna Ruskevich Yelena Salnick Erin Saltmarsh Mckenzie Santiago Rebeka Santiago Roberto Santinello Michael Schmidt Taylor Seibold Ashley Sgambati Brianna Sharon Julianne Shaw Jordan Shmyglya Yelizaveta Slivka Pavel Smith Samantha Sullivan Jamie Sullivan Sarah Sunar Kiran Swords Noah Talbot Brianna

Templeton Paige Theriault Alexandra Therrien Kayla Thivierge Olivia Tong Tracy Toomey Jake Twining Madison Tyler Makayla Unger Christopher Viscarrondo Isaac Vrankovic Savo Walsh Hope Warner Shayna Welker Austin Whalen Victoria White Morgan Wroth Patrick Wu Rixing Zhang Yan Zhou Tianyi Zuev Ivan GRADE 11 SECOND HONORS Ackerman Jacub Albert Alexandria Alfano Gabriel Allen Ashley Alverio Natasha Arnold Alicia Asselin Joseph Banar Roman Basile Kaylee Baysinger Elizabeth Beaulieu Elizabeth Begley Haley Bell Chadrick Bennett Mikayla Bhujel Jeewan Bilodeau Jason Boyer Corenn Brochetti Samuel Brouillette Joshua Bruno Andrew Bucko John Budathoki Leela Budathoki Nir Burdick Brianna Cassidy Sherie Chhetri Suk Coffey Andrea Colapietro Katherine Colby Emily Colombani Isaias Conroy Chelsea Cousineau Justin Cranford Andre Crawford Alison Cressotti Constanza Daly Devin Davila Iesha Davledzarov Ruslan Day Ashley Detreville Olivia Diltz Karly Dinopoulos Cassandra Dougenik Brian Dunn Colin Dupras Tyler Evans Samuel Feliciano Bryanna Ferriter Seainin Fitzgibbons John Flaherty Thomas Florek Olivia Fratini Timothy Fredette Melanie Gale Andrew Gelinas Elizabeth Gentile Christopher Gillespie Heather Gillespie Joshua Gintowt Emily Golob Emmanuel Gonzalez Skyemarie Goulette John Grabiec Alexandrea Grabiec Cheyenne Grusetchi Irina Gurung Aita Gurung Chandra Hall Nicholas Hanks Nicholas Headley Isaiah Hefner Ronnie Hinds Jordan Hogan Sarah Hubbard Mitchell Janovsky Amelia Jasmin Jonathan Kearney Austin Kennedy Kaleigh Kerr Garrett Khomichuk Yana Koivisto Katie Kotarski Taylor Kovalenko Vera Kozak Maileen Kwarciany Tessa Lacey Craig Lamothe Haleigh Larriu Rachael Lindsay Allycen Littlefield Marissa Lund Emilia Lyons Kyle Marcyoniak Elizabeth Marvonek Colton Marx Alicia Mastello Karly Mcconaha Dillon Medeiros Emily Miller Esther-Lynn Miller Kane Miller Sara Milliron Zachary Montalvo Lia Moya-Mejia Laura Mulligan Sara Musial Zachary Neidig Cody Nunez Celina Oconnor Erin Onyski Cara Onyski Christina Oquendo Jordanio Osowski Michael Otero Desiree Pellan Haley Peret Michael Petrone Christopher Plasse Daniel Plasse Nicole Porter Lauren Prats Elaine Provost Mikael Ptashuk Svyatoslav Reljic Goran Renaud ii John Reyes Payton Reynolds Michael Roberts Brianna Rodriguez Nina Rogers Jared Ross Christina Ruffo Amanda

Santiago Harry Scarfo Louis Serrano Justin Shevchuk David Short John Shrewsbury Austin Sienkiewicz Michael Small Amber Strzempek Jonathan Sullivan Christopher Sullivan Rebecca Swords Rachel Thomson Caroline Tiwari Ambika Towle Zachary Tu Christopher Umer Muhammad Vaughan Clarise Verrochi Sarah Viale Rory Wagner Corey Waite Stephanie Waldo Sonny Ward Craig Wilk Ashley Wood Aaron Woodbury Jessica Zampini Michael GRADE 10 SECOND HONORS Alfano Alexander Alvalle Jasmine Anjos Ross Baker Ashlie Balgassi Louisa Balland Kayla Barcomb Madeline Beauchemin Nicholas Bedinelli Anthony Beis Kyle Belobrov Vladislav Blishchik Abigail Brady Nathaniel Brennan Katherine Burke Aaron Burlachenko Ludmela Burrage Andrew Busiere Julia Censabella Carley Chaderjian Megan Chartier Jordyn Chlastawa Matthew Christian Janis Clark Christopher Clark Kira Cloutier Samuel Cole Steven Craven Destin Crean Christopher Curran Sean Cyrankowski Emily Dargie Nathan Darwick Ashley Degrandpre Matthew Dejordy Garrett Dias Brandon Diaz Briana Didomenico Matthew Ditto Hannah Dolan Samantha Doroshenko Dmitriy Dorsey Keyana Dumaine Julianna Fay Sean Foley Owen Franco Lucas Gamelli Bryanna Gazda Haleigh Gelina Rachel Gideon Carlan Gloss Renee Godaire Jennifer Gosselin Paige Goyette Anne Grady Anna Guerrette Danielle Guilbert Katelyn Gurung Tila Hale Christopher Healey Jessica Hoiberg Christian Hoiberg Scott Holbrook Derek Jablonski Kayla Jablonski Richard Johnson Eric Johnstone Kelsey Jones Clarisse Jones Hunter Katsounakis Nicole Kearing Jacob Keeney Brooke Keesee Alecia Kennedy Liam Khomichuk Viktoriya Kiniry Madison Klimczyk Bradley Laplante-Baxter Shelby Ledoux Reiley Levakis Trenton Levere Alexis Lewis Alyssa Liptak Ann Lukomski Madeline Maciorowski Victoria Mackay Daniel Massey Griffen Mccabe Kathryn Mcconkey Jeffrey Melendez Anthony Michonski Kelly Millikan Gavin Mitchell Natalie Moss Alexander Murphy Maxwell Neuzil Michaela Neylon Paige Oneil Sarah Papadimitriou Elena Paradis Brenden Parent Margaret Parmiter Cameron Pavlyuk Solomia Pchelka Anthony Pizarro Fernando Powers Marissa Priest Kyle Pyshnyak Pollyanna Ramos Luis Riga Anthony Rivera Gabriella Rix Madison Roache Lauren Roskey Kayla Rowbotham Julia Sheehan Neil Silva Grace Smith Taylor Stairs Tyler Stewart Kathryn Sullivan Anthony Sullivan Leighanne Sullivan Shane Thompson Haley Toomey Kane

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Saints storm past Colts By Chris Putz Staff Writer WESTFIELD – A long offseason appeared to be well worth the wait for the St. Mary High School hockey team. St. Mary won a penalty-laden, high-scor- St. Mary junior defender Charlie White, left, battles Chicopee Comp’s Ethan Cervonayco during last night’s game at the Amelia Park Ice ing affair on opening night, defeating Arena where St. Mary won 7-6. (Photo by Frederick Gore) Chicopee Comp 7-6 Friday night at Amelia Park Ice Arena. St. Mary’s Charlie White scored two goals, and five others scored one apiece, including Tim Mercer, who had one goal and four assists. There were a combined 18 total penalties called in the game between both teams. St. Mary fell behind early, but stormed back in an incredible second period which saw 10 total goals scored. There were so many goals tallied in the period that it was a surprise the puck did not burn a hole in the threads of the back of the net. St. Mary rallied from deficits of 4-1 and 5-2 with six goals over a 7-minute, 7-second span. White scored two goals to help spark the 6-1 run. Only two goals were scored in the first period – one from each team. Sullivan Webster, Nate Tremblay, Andrew Booth, and Matt Wurster each finished with one goal for St. Mary. White and fellow Saints’ Ryan Gendron and Wurster had one assist apiece. In the third period, St. Mary killed off three penalties before yielding a goal on its fourth penalty of the period with 1:05 remaining in regulation. Tremblay hit the right post on an open-net breakaway with the goalie pulled in the final minute. Saints’ goalie Brendan Gawron came up big in the final period, turning away every St. Mary sophomore forward Johnathan Spear, left, tangles with Chicopee Comp’s Jeremy Lewis, center, as St. Mary’s Jake Neilsen, right, chases a loose puck effort save for the last-ditch score. during the second period of last night’s season opener. St. Mary went on to win 7-6 at the Amelia Park Ice Arena. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

St. Mary senior forward Jake Neilsen, left, attempts to slide under Chicopee Comp’s Colin Robinson during last night’s season opener at the Amelia Park Ice Arena. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

St. Mary senior forward Nate Tremblay, left, controls the puck as Chicopee Comp’s Brandon Pavoni moves in. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

St. Mary junior forward Ashton Bourbonnais, left, collides with Chicopee Comp’s Cam Kagan during the first period of last night’s game at the Amelia Park Ice Arena. St. Mary went on to win 7-6 in the season opener. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

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WRESTLING at Mt. Hope Invitational, R.I., 9 a.m. HOCKEY vs. Minnechaug, Amelia Park, 6 p.m.

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WRESTLING at Franklin Tech, 7 p.m.

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WESTFIELD VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL BOYS JV HOOPS at HCCS, Chicopee Boys & Girls Club, 5:30 p.m. BOYS V HOOPS at HCCS, Chicopee Boys & Girls Club, 7 p.m.

SAINT MARY HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY at Mt. Everett, Berkshire School, 7 p.m.


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When he starts getting the slings and arrows that all broadcasters get, he’ll need this uniform again.

Earnhardt Jr.’s “Most Popular Driver” streak is now at 11 years. How long will it last?

OK, when do we start hating Jeff Burton?

GODSPEAK: It depends on Danica Patrick. If she can get more competitive, win a race and continue the charm offensive, Junior’s streak would be in jeopardy. KEN’S CALL: Maybe until there’s a Dale Earnhardt III. Somewhere, Frank Sinatra Jr. is wondering why he never sold more records.

Best guess: Sometime around Labor Day in 2015. By then NBC will be well into its large portion of NASCAR coverage in its first season back as a network broadcast partner. One of NBC’s first on-air personnel moves was the hiring of Burton as a color commentator. The longtime racer plans to run a limited schedule next year, then slip into his fire-retardant sportcoat and grab a microphone full time in 2015.

How do you think Jeff Burton will do in the broadcast booth? GODSPEAK: Burton will bring fresh perspective to the broadcast booth, and NBC has a year to coach him up, so all that is in his favor. KEN’S CALL: Frankly, when I saw the headline, “NBC hires Burton,” I was praying it was Ward. Aside from possibly needing closed-captioning, that would’ve been much more entertaining.

What’s your favorite “other” award from the annual Banquet Week? GODSPEAK: It’s always been the “MAHLE Clevite Engine Builder of the Year Award.” Who has Clevite this year? Scott Fox from the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy. KEN’S CALL: The “MOOG Steering & Suspension Problem Solver of the Year Award.” It went to Matt Borland, by the way.

KEY DATES Jan. 9-10: Daytona Preseason Thunder testing (Sprint Cup) Jan. 11-12: Daytona Preseason Thunder testing (Nationwide) Jan. 13-14: Daytona Preseason Thunder testing (truck series) Jan. 29: NASCAR Hall of Fame, 2014 induction, Charlotte, N.C. Feb. 15: The Sprint Unlimited Feb. 16: Daytona 500 qualifying Feb. 18: UNOH Battle At The Beach (K&N Pro East, Whelen Modifieds) Feb. 20: Budweiser Duel Feb. 21: NextEra Energy Resources 250 Feb. 22: DRIVE4COPD 300 Feb. 23: Daytona 500

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Why is it inevitable that he’ll get on our nerves?


This was the scene much of the day at Fontana, where Kyle Busch put everyone in his rearview mirror. At the end, though, that No. 22 car got in front … briefly. Editor’s note: We’re counting down the top five races of the 2013 Sprint Cup season. Today is No. 3, the March 24 Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway. Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., does not have a reputation for producing dramatic Sprint Cup races. Historically, one stock car is superior and runs away from the field. But the 2-mile oval broke out of its yawn mode thanks in part to an early season feud between drivers Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin. Hamlin earned pole honors, but was quickly overtaken on the first lap by Matt Kenseth, his teammate at Joe Gibbs Racing. However, it was soon FONTANA apparent that MARCH 24 the stock car to beat was the third Gibbs Racing entry, wheeled by Kyle Busch, who was in and out of the lead from the opening to closing laps. As the laps wound down, Busch was in control. He led 48 consecutive laps before Clint Bowyer spun his No. 15 Toyota on Lap 186 of the 200-lap race. With the field tightened up after the Lap 190 restart, Busch was overtaken by Logano, driving the No. 22 Penske Racing Ford, and Hamlin.


Tough gig, huh? We’re guessing the network-size treasury will supply just enough salve on payday to make it worth his while. Of course, the majority of viewers will probably be perfectly fine with Burton, but those folks don’t make much noise.

How did Kasey Kahne make the popularity quinella?


Busch’s No. 18 went back to the front while Denny Hamlin’s season met a very big roadblock. Also wrecked was whatever remained of the Hamlin-Logano relationship. Emotions were high since those two drivers had been bickering and complaining about each other for weeks. Their dispute came to a head on the final lap. The two drivers made contact while battling for the lead, sending Hamlin’s car hard into an inside retaining wall. The crash opened the door to a Busch victory. “I put my foot to it and drove around the outside of them before they started crashing or maybe as they were crash-

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ing, I’m not sure,” Busch said. “Man, feels so good to finally win. We weren’t going to win if it wasn’t for those two battling. If they would have been single file and just racing, it would have went down in order.” The hit was so violent that Hamlin fractured his L1 vertebra and spent the night in the hospital. He missed four races and had a miserable season, including eight DNFs, until winning the season finale at Homestead in November.

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Not everything stays in Vegas The star of NASCAR’s banquet week is always the Sprint Cup champ. But that ring and trophy aren’t the only awards presented. Here’s a list of the “other” honors doled out in Las Vegas last week: •National Motorsports Press Association Myers Brothers Award (for contributions to the sport): Tony Stewart. •NMPA NASCAR Most Popular Driver Award: Dale Earnhardt Jr. •Buddy Shuman Award: Chevrolet Division of General Motors, Ford Motor Company and Toyota •NASCAR Marketing Achievement Award: Coca-Cola •3M Lap Leader Award: Matt Kenseth •American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Kyle Busch •Coors Light Pole Award: Denny Hamlin •Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race” Award: Jimmie Johnson •Freescale “Wide Open” Award: Matt Kenseth •Goodyear Tires Award (Champion): Jimmie Johnson •MAHLE Clevite Engine Builder of the Year Award: Scott Fox, Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 team •Mechanix Wear Most Valuable Pit Crew Award: Hendrick Motorsports No. 88 team •Mobil 1 Driver of the Year Award: Matt Kenseth •MOOG Steering & Suspension Problem Solver of the Year Award: Matt Borland, crew chief No. 39 Stewart-Haas Racing team

Because they ALL do eventually. Well, OK, not all of us will find something to hate about Burton, but enough viewers will start complaining, you’ll think the guy went public with his dislike of grits and Richard Petty. Chances are, Burton hasn’t really thought this through, but it’s true: The quickest way to irritate a sizable chunk of sports-viewing Americans is to take a microphone and start talking about what everyone is watching.


Ho-hum: Junior collected another “Most Popular” award. Who were you expecting, Kurt Busch? •Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap Award: Carl Edwards •Sunoco Diamond Performance Award (Champion): Jimmie Johnson •Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. •Champion Sponsor Award: Lowe’s •Champion Crew Chief: Chad Knaus

Very good question. Junior Earnhardt winning the annual “Most Popular Driver” award is hardly surprising, since he’s now done it 11 straight years. But according to vote counters, Kahne finished second. We realize he carried the 18-to-25 female demographic by landslide margins, but it’s hard to imagine them voting in such numbers to put Kahne second only to Junior. Nothing personal against Kasey; he’s one of the most inoffensive top-flight racers to come along in many years. But the popularity must stem from his boyish looks, because he’s no ball o’ fire. Frankly, he makes Matt Kenseth look like Shecky Greene.

Shecky who? Oops, forgot. Shecky probably didn’t work the Warner Robins nightclub scene much. Should’ve gone with Jerry Clower instead.

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Keeping intimacy alive Dear Annie: “Frustrated in South Dakota” was concerned about the dearth of sex in his marriage, saying his wife has no sex drive. You rightfully suggested she talk to her doctor to see whether there is something they could do to remedy the problem. However, when you write that “intimacy is important, but it isn’t everything,” I think you’ve missed the point about sexless marriage: It’s entirely possible to be in a committed relationship without sex, but it’s incredibly important to keep the intimacy alive in other ways. People sometimes identify the act of sex as the only validation of love and caring between a couple, but there are other “love acts” that have a bigger impact on a relationship, like hugging and touching and kissing. My husband’s libido took a nosedive several years ago, and it was a rough period for me because I am 13 years younger and had just hit my sexual prime. It took some adjusting of mindset, but when I realized that the other “good stuff” wasn’t going out the window, things suddenly weren’t as bad as I thought. I do miss the incredible intimacy that sex brings, but I also love the fact that I get sweet, sometimes passionate kisses. Then there’s the romantic act of hand-holding (even in public!) and hugging. And that makes all the difference. So, “Frustrated,” find different ways to enjoy that intimacy with your wife. -Learning Curve Dear Learning: We agree that there are many ways to show intimacy, but it requires the cooperation of both partners. Our readers had a lot to say on this subject. Read on for more: From New York: Perhaps “Frustrated” could suggest to his wife that one-way pleasure is a possible, if occasional, solution to their mismatched libidos. If you love someone, you can enjoy giving pleasure without expecting anything in return. Boston: My wife and I were experiencing the lack of desire for frequent intimacy until we went to a homeopathic practitioner and received supplements to her diet that corrected some hormone levels. Happily, one of the benefits was improved libido, and we are now happy, happy, happy. Florida: “Frustrated” complains that he has sex with his extremely attractive wife “maybe once every two weeks.” I say: What are you complaining about? There are far too many of us on the opposite end of the spectrum who would gladly trade places with him. I’m 45, she’s 43 and still hot, but it’s been years since we’ve had sex. I’ve tried everything except couples counseling (she won’t go). I’m in decent physical shape, have a well-paying job and do my share in taking care of the children and the house. However, all romance, intimacy, handholding, kissing and physical contact are initiated by me and are rebuffed too often for me to make further attempts. Apparently, watching 15 hours of television every week is more important to her than an hour of intimacy once a month. Texas: Agreed, intimacy isn’t everything. However, I believe intimacy is the foundation of a marriage and should not be minimized. I feel his pain. My relationship with my wife of 30 years is very similar. My advice is: If this is a deal breaker, then divorce is the only real answer. Rejection from the wife you love and cherish is beyond painful. You can concentrate on the many other good qualities in your relationship, but the sad reality is, it can be empty and unfulfilling without intimacy. Intimacy starts at the kitchen table or maybe with a phone conversation. A connection must be made. Counting how many times in a month you have sex is not intimacy. 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 Squelching Home Allergens Dear Readers: If you or someone you know suffers from allergies, here are a few hints on how to cut down on allergy triggers in YOUR HOME and keep symptoms to a minimum: * When coming home, remove shoes at the door to avoid tracking outside allergens in. * Remove carpets and rugs, if possible, particularly in bedrooms. If not, vacuum several times a week, and clean two to three times a year. * Use mattresses and pillows that have a fitted allergy barrier to act as a protective cover. * Wash sheets and bedding weekly, or more often, in hot water if there is a dust-mite allergy. * Pet dander can be a source of allergies, so give pets baths at least once a week. * Vacuum the entire home regularly using a vacuum that has a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter. * Houseplants such as spider plants, English ivy and Boston ferns help with indoor pollution. -- Heloise



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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013: This year you could be very busy. In fact, you might feel as if you’re too busy. Recognize how much you dislike spending time alone. Part of the reason for the hectic pace relates to this issue. If you are single, you could jump into a relationship too quickly in search of companionship. Be careful. If you are attached, the two of you often spend time together. You love working with your sweetie on projects. You might be seeing and appreciating a new side to his or her personality. GEMINI often challenges you. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult


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ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHH Juggle your finances carefully. A decision could have implications beyond the obvious. You initially might look at the worst-case scenario, and then decide to be reasonably indulgent. You are likely to see a situation from a more moderate point of view. Tonight: Out and about. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH Maximize the moment. You might have a special friend visiting. A loved one will notice how busy you are and retreat. Make sure this person is not being left out; ask if he or she would like to join you. Tonight: Whatever you choose is perfect. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHH You don’t need to explain why you need some time alone. Many of you will be doing holiday shopping. The intensity of a personal relationship could overwhelm you. Take some time and distance yourself rather than create an uproar. Tonight: Nap, then decide. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Listen to a friend, as he or she gives you the scoop on what is happening with several friends and a gettogether. A loved one could feel as if he or she isn’t included in this group. For your sake, do not allow this person to feel insecure. Tonight: Do what you love. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Others share with you as though you were their confidant. A problem could occur when more than one of these people are around, as there could be an undertone of jealousy. Support yourself in who you are. A loved one understands you well. Tonight: A force to behold. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Keep trying to get a hold of a friend. You care a lot about this person. Fill out cards and buy presents, especially for those at a distance. Recognize your limits. Invite friends to go caroling. Get into holiday music. Tonight: In the spirit of the moment. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHHH Continue to relate to close friends and loved ones directly. There is something about you that makes others want to be your sole focus. You give the gift of being present in the moment. Tonight: Spend some close time with a loved one. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHHH Touch base with several loved ones. Even if you are heading in different directions during the day, it doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to get together later. You might be the force that brings loved ones together. Tonight: Enjoy a laid-back gathering. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHH You might be stuck in high gear trying to get as much done as possible. At some point, try to squeeze in a nap. A loved one will join you later in the day, as he or she wants to hang with you, even if it means going shopping or finally getting a tree. Tonight: Celebrate life. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH You will want to spend some quality time with a special someone, but you have a lot to get done. Everyone is as busy as you are, and they probably would like to steal some time away with their loved ones, too. Tonight: When you feel tired, stop. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHH You could be thinking that you should run some holiday errands, but you simply might need some time off from the hectic pace. Once you decide to lie low, you might want to screen your calls. Tonight: Curl up with a favorite lunch to visit and discuss your holiday plans and gift-giving book and play it low-key. arrangements. For you, most of the pleasure of the holidays PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH Hook up with a friend for comes from visiting with different friends, especially if they live out of town. Tonight: A hot toddy and some holiday fun.


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Last Minute Holiday Gifts for a Good Cause Westfield - Beautiful gift baskets reasonably priced from $5 - $25 will be sold from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on December 15 at Wal-Mart in Westfield, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on December 21 at Petco in Holyoke. All proceeds benefit the Westfield Homeless Cat Project, a no kill rescue that finds homes for hundreds of unwanted kittens and cats each year.  For further information, contact Paula at ppagos@comcast. net.##

Pancake Breakfast with Santa Claus SOUTHWICK - Everyone loves pancakes! This year enjoy the annual Southwick Lions Club Pancakes with Santa Breakfast at the Southwick Rec Center, in Southwick on Sunday, December 15. The cost for the breakfast, which includes pancakes, eggs, and sausage, is $7.00 per adult and $5.00 for children under 12 years of age. The breakfast starts at 8:00 a.m. and continues until noontime. Always a hit, this event is crowed so come early and take part in the children’s raffle and photos with Santa, which are a feature of this event, at a small additional cost. The proceeds from this fund raiser will go toward the Mass Eye Research fund and school scholarships for our local students. The Lions Club International is best known for fighting issues dealing with blindness and eyesight problems, but the Southwick Lions Club, which was founded in 1947, combats many human life issues and is a strong presence in the community. Whenever a Lions Club gets together, problems get solved and communities get better.

Southwick Public Library December Teen Lounge – Minute-to-Win-It Challenge

School, Chester and Littleville Elementary students will be dismissed at 1:20 p.m. Lunch will be served on all scheduled early release days. There will be no morning break for high school students on early release days. The Littleville Wrap Around program will be open from 1:10 – 6:00 p.m. Parents must pre-register their child(ren) in advance and are reminded to pack an afternoon snack on that day. The Gateway Wellness Center is open on its regular schedule. The final early release days for the 2013-2014 school year are March 11 and April 8. In addition, the district will have two half-days of training in January (23rd and 24th); students will be dismissed early on those dates.

Managing Your Digital Photos and Movies SHAEC is offering a free class on Tuesday, December 17 from 10 - 11:30. You will learn how to use the Free Software from the Windows Live Photo Gallery. This class is being hosted by the Russell COA, and will take place  at the Russell Senior Center, which is located on the second floor of the Russell Town Hall. The class is taught by Heather Morgan, and is open to Hilltown residents of all ages. Participants may bring their own laptop, or use one of the computers in the Senior Center Lab. GED classes have begun again at SHAEC’s Gateway classroom, room 152, meeting Monday afternoons in December. Please call to set up an appointment to discuss your educational needs. To register for the computer classes, or to set up an appointment to discuss getting your GED, please call SHAEC at 413-685-1052, email us or at Southernhilltownsaec@

WHS Choral Concert

Start preparing now! On December 17 from 3-4 p.m. at the Southwick Public Library teens will attempt to complete each of our simple challenges in a minute. Are they really that simple? 7th – 12th graders you are invited to join us in the Community Room and see if you can master our challenges or will they master you?

Early Release Day December 17

WESTFIELD The Westfield High School Choir, a 65-member choir led by esteemed Music Director, Korey Bruno, will present its annual Holiday concert. The concert will feature star songs of the season, including a White Christmas Medley, as well as other holiday favorites such as Joy To The World and Here Comes Santa Claus. This special concert will put everyone in attendance in the holiday spirit with the choirs’ glorious sounds of the season. The concert will take place on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the Westfield High School auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

HUNTINGTON – Students in the Gateway Regional School District will have a two-hour early release on William R. Rooney Tuesday, December 17. This is part of a series of 2-hour Scholarships early release days at Gateway Available for to bring staff members Special Needs together for training. Preschool will end at 11 Students a.m. Junior High and Senior SPRINGFIELD - The High School students will be dismissed at noon. Middle Horace Smith Fund has

$10,000 scholarships available to graduating high school seniors with special needs. These scholarships are offered to graduating seniors who have been on an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for a minimum of two years. Applicants must be Hampden County residents attending public or private secondary schools in Hampden County. Scholarships awards of $10,000 are distributed as $2,500 annually and renewable each year until graduation. Recipients must be full-time students at either a two-year or four-year college. Recipients are selected on a variety of criteria, including achievements in their special education class, demonstrated financial need and extraordinary contribution to their high school and community. The Horace Smith Fund was established in 1899 by the successful and generous philanthropist named Horace Smith, cofounder of Smith & Wesson, located in Springfield. The William R. Rooney Scholarship is named for the long time educator and former Executive Secretary of The Horace Smith Fund, who advocated for assistance to special needs students. Completed scholarship applications must be received either electronically or be mailed to The Horace Smith Fund at 1441 Main Street, Springfield, no later than December 20. The student must identify their application as specifically for the William R. Rooney Scholarship. Applications are available at local high school guidance offices, on-line at or by phoning (413) 739-4222.

HOLYOKERegional Community Girl Scout troops are offered monthly in Holyoke. Community troops offer a flexible way for girls to participate in Girl Scouts and are open to all girls looking for a troop experience. Meetings take place once per month from November - May from 10 am to noon at the Girl Scout’s service center, 301 Kelly Way, Holyoke. No RSVP is necessary. A girl can join one month or all six. The registration fee is $25 for all. The dates are: December 21, 10-noon January 18, 10-noon February 15, 10-noon March 22, 10-noon May 17, 10-noon Traditional Girl Scout activities are offered including earning badges by exploring the outdoors, creating an artistic masterpiece, running a cookie business, helping in your community and making new friends.

WESTFIELD -– Rocky’s Ace Hardware, a family-owned business with 32 neighborhood based stores is proud to announce their partnership with Nutro Pet Foods in joining together with its’ customers to help homeless and abandoned pets. The drive runs now

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Last year, the second annual pet food drive resulted in over 6,500 pounds of food and many toys, pet beds and other needed accessories being donated to a long list of worthy humane societies and animal shelters. “This year our drive has been lengthened by one week, every year we increase the amount donated, thereby helping even more neglected animals, still, this year we will strive to surpass last years’ collection” said Director of Marketing and Advertising Geoffrey Webb.

Here is how the program works: Customers make donations of much needed pet food at their local Rocky’s Ace Hardware store, specially marked signs and a collection basket will guide customers to the collection area. The stores, will then in turn collect all donations and drive them to their locally chosen charity. Nutro Pet Foods has partnered with Rocky’s in donating over $1,500 worth of premium dog and cat food to kick start the program. Donations will be delivered directly to the Shelter or Humane Society on or about December 24.

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through December 23. Each of the 32 Rocky’s Ace Hardware stores have partnered with an area Humane Society or Shelter to collect food this Holiday Season for the much forgotten and unfortunate animals in our own community. “The drive has become an annual tradition here at Rocky’s. It’s a fantastic opportunity for concerned individuals to help innocent animals without having to make a separate trip to their area Animal Shelter or Humane Society” said Rocco Falcone, president and CEO.

Town Manager’s Office 15 North Granby Road Granby, CT 06035 on Monday through Wednesday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

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Applications will be accepted until 12:30 p.m. on January 3, 2014. The Town of Granby is an equal opportunity employer.


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WESTBRIDGE TOWNHOUSES, 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, full basement. $800/month plus utilities. WONDERFUL 1&2 bedroom (413)562-2295. apartments in beautiful downtown Westfield. Carpeting, AC, parking. Starting at $540/month. Call Debbie at (413)562-1429. WESTFIELD Beautiful 2 bedroom townhouse, clean, quiet, 1-1/2 bath, carpeting, appliances, hot water in cluded. Very reasonable heat cost. Sorry no pets. From $795/month.

Call for more information (860)485-1216 Equal Housing Opportunity WESTFIELD 1 BEDROOM, kitchen and bath, 2nd floor. No pets. $650/month includes utilities. First, last, security. (413)250-4811. WESTFIELD 1&2 bedroom apartments, rent includes heat and hot water. Excellent size and location. No dogs. Call weekdays (413)786-9884.

WESTFIELD 1&2 bedroom apartments, rent includes heat and hot water. Excellent size and location. No dogs. Call weekdays (413)786-9884. WESTFIELD 1st floor, 2 room apartment, all utilities included. Parking on premises. Storage area. Non smoking, no pets. $615/month. Available December 15th. Call (413)568-5905. WESTFIELD 2 bedroom, 1 bath condo. $875/month includes heat and hot water. No smoking, no pets. First, last, security. (413)519-8271. WESTFIELD 2 Bedroom, 2nd floor, off street parking, new bath, fresh paint, pantry, Laundry hook-up. $750/ month. First, last and security deposit (1 months rent). Call (413)519-7257. WESTFIELD  3 bedroom apartment for rent. 1st Floor off Court Street, 1.25 Miles from WSU and Stanley Park close to YMCA and all of Downtown. Unit includes stove, refrigerator and dishwasher, laundry hookups, private front porch. Separate entrances. $900/month. No Pets. Electric/gas not included. First and Last required for move in. (413)776-9995 Option 1. WESTFIELD 3 bedroom apartment, newly renovated. Large rooms. Washer/dryer hookups. Quiet street. Call (857)258-9721. WESTFIELD 3 bedroom apartment, newly renovated. Large rooms. Washer/dryer hookups. Quiet street. Call (857)258-9721. WESTFIELD 3 BEDROOM, kitchen, livingroom, bath, 2nd floor. $950/month plus utilities. First, last, security. (413)250-4811. WESTFIELD reconditioned, 2 bedroom condo. $795/month heat included. For sale or rent. Call (603)726-4595.

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

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LARGE FURNISHED ROOM. Parking, bus route, walking distance to all amenities. $120/weekly. Responsible mature male preferred. Nonsmoker. (413)348-5070.

DASAP Mobile Home Sales (413)593-9961. We Sell, finance, and appraise all homes. Private sales and brokers welcome. Rates from 8.25%-20 year terms.

MONTGOMERY 5 miles from WHS. Beautiful office. $350/month includes utilities and 0430 Condos For Sale WiFi. 2 adjoining offices. $525/month. Call (413)977- WESTFIELD reconditioned, 2 6277. bedroom condo for sale by owner.. $79,000. Please call (603)726-4595. 0380 Vacation Rental

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MONTGOMERY 5 miles from WHS. Beautiful office. $350/month includes utilities and WiFi. 2 adjoining offices. $525/month. Call (413)977-6277.

0410 Mobile Homes

E N GL E W O O D , F L O R ID A . Lovely home for vacation rental. Two bedroom, two bath, garage. Close to beaches. Text/call for details, 413-543-1976.

FEEDING HILLS, House for rent. 2 bedroom, 1 bath on dead end street. $1,200 plus deposits. Owner/ Broker, 413-374-4461.

0360 Condo For Rent CONDO FOR RENT, Westfield, 2 bedroom, 1-1/2 baths with full basement. $975/month plus deposits. Owner/ broker, 413-374-4461

0440 Services

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

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

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Gutter Cleaning RAIN GUTTERS CLEANED, REPAIRED. Antennas removed, chimneys repaired and chimney caps installed. Roof leaks repaired, vent areas sealed. Sr. citizen discount. Insured. Free estimates. H.I. Johnson Services. (413)596-8859 before 9p.m.

COMPUTER HELP AVAILABLE. In home training. Network setup, data re- GUTTER CLEANING. Get then clean covery and much more. For more infor- ed before the FREEZE!! Clean, flush and check for leaks. Call Matt mation call John (413)568-5928. (413)777-8381.


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AMR BUILDING & REMODELING. Sunrooms, decks, additions, bathrooms, window and door replacements and more. MA. Reg. #167264. Licensed and fully insured. Call Stuart Richter (413)297-5858.

C&N CARPENTRY. Suspended ceilings, home improvements and remodeling. Licensed and insured. Call TURCOTTE ELECTRIC. 30+ years (413)262-9314. experience. Electrical installations, emergency service work. Generac portable or whole house generator installations. HVAC controls and en- BRUNO ANTICO BUILDING REadditions, ergy saving green technology up- MODELING.Kitchens, decks, rec rooms, more. Prompt, regrades. Fully insured. All calls an- liable service, free estimates. Mass swered. Master’s Lic #A-18022. Registered #106263, licensed & in(413)214-4149. sured. Call Bruno, (413)562-9561.

Home Improvement DAVE DAVIDSON BATHROOM & KITCHEN REMODELING. “GET IT RIGHT THIS TIME” Complete Bath Renovations. Mass. License #072233, Mass. Registration #144831. CT. HIC. #0609568. Now serving CT. Insured. Quality Work on Time on Budget Since 1984. (413)569-9973.

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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.

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.

House Painting COPPA HOME IMPROVEMENTS. Remodeling, home restoration, home repairs, finish basements, bath/kitchen trim/woodwork, siding/decks, windows/ doors. CSL 103574, HIC Reg.147782. Fully licensed and insured. Free estimates. Call Joe (413)454-8998.

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 568-9731. No job too small !! At SANTA FE PAINTING CO. We’re your color specialists! Fall season is in full swing. Get all your exterior painting needs done now. Including painting and staining log homes. Call (413)230-8141.

DELREO HOME IMPROVEMENT for all your exterior home improvement needs Roofing, siding, windows, decks and gutters. ACCEPTING NEW RESIDENTIAL PLOWING CUSTOMERS FOR SOUTHWICK ONLY. Call for free quote. Extensive references, fully licensed & insured in MA. & CT. A NEW LOOK FOR FALL. Let Home Decor help. Interior painting and wallCall GARY DELCAMP (413)569-3733. papering, specializing in faux finishes. Servicing the area over 12 years. Call Kendra now for a free estimate and decorating advice. (413)564-0223, (413)626-8880. TOM DISANTO Home Improvements The best choice for all interior and exterior building and remodeling. Specializing in the design and building of residential PROFESSIONAL PAINTING & WALLadditions, since 1985. Kitchens, baths, PAPERING. Quality workmanship at low, siding, windows, decks, porches, sun- low prices. Interior/Exterior Painting & rooms, garages. License #069144. MA Staining, Wallpaper, Ceiling Repair & Reg. #110710. FREE ESTIMATES, Spray. Free Estimates. Call Steve at REFERENCES, FULLY INSURED. Call (413)386-3293. Tom (413)568-7036.

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

Roofing 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

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

ALL CALLS RETURNED! Fall cleanups, curb side leaf pickups, mow- Tree Service PAUL MAYNARD CONSTRUCTION. ing, aerating, overseeding, dethatching, All your carpentry needs. Remodeling mulch & trimming. Free estimates. Ask A BETTER OPTION - GRANFIELD TREE SERVICE. Tree Removal, Land specialty. Additions, garages, decks, for Mel (413)579-1407. Clearing, Excavating. Firewood, Log siding. Finish trim, window replaceTruck Loads. (413)569-6104. ment. Kitchens designed by Prestige. (413)386-4606. AMERICAN TREE & SHRUB. ProfesLEAVES -CURB SIDE LEAF REMOVAL - FALL CLEAN UPS. Call for your free Quote today! You rake um' & Leaf the rest to us. Residential and Commercial, Fully Insured. Visit our website at for all of our services! Bushee Enterprises, LLC. (413)569-3472.

RICHTER HOME Building & Remodeling. Specializing in home improvement services. Roofs, windows, doors, decks, finished carpentry, remodels, additions, basement refinishing, and much more. Quality work from a punctual, reliable and experienced home improvement company. Licensed and Insured. MA CSL #97940, MA HIC #171709, CT HIC YARD CLEANUP, thatching, leaf brush #0633464. Call Dave Richter for an es- removal, hedge/tree trimming, mulch/stone, mowing. Call Accurate timate (413)519-9838. Lawncare, (413)579-1639.

sional fertilizing, planting, pruning, cabling and removals. Free estimates, fully insured. Please call Ken 5690469. CONRAD TREE SERVICE. Expert tree removal. Prompt estimates. Crane work. Insured. “After 34 years, we still work hard at being #1.” (413)562-3395.

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

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