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Open Meetings in the Digital Age Where is the line between personal conversation and policy drawn? And how thin a line is there?

By Peter Francis Staff Writer WESTFIELD – As social media grows more powerful in shaping the daily lives of everyday Americans, capable of shifting public opinion and shaping policy, lawmakers around the country are starting to examine these evolving mediums to see if they are creating avenues of communication that elected officials are possibly breaking the law with. Over the past few years, officials ranging from President Barak Obama to Governor Deval Patrick to Mayor Daniel M. Knapik have often used Facebook and Twitter to make announcements and reach out to their constituents. But where is the line between personal conversation and policy drawn? And how thin a line is there? “Technology is very different today. The Internet has made it easy for people to get hold of things,” said State Senator Don Humason, Jr. (R-Westfield), adding that the capabilities of the Internet have made legislative communication much more efficient and, in some states, fulfilled a necessary need. “In big states like Texas, when some officials are multiple hours from the capital, you might not be able to get everyone in a room at the same time.” “In the City of Westfield, elected officials are very sensitive to communication, whether it be via email or at the Sons of Erin on St. Patrick’s Day, that may be considered outside of an open meeting,” Humason said. “Remote participation is one of the issues we’re dealing with (in the House),” said Humason’s former colleague, Rep. Peter Kocot

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By Dan Moriarty Staff Writer WESTFIELD – The Planning Board has begun the review and revision of two proposed ordinances the city will eventually adopt to control medical marijuana facilities in the city and ensure that those facilities comply with state law and standards. The Board began its review with the zoning ordinance, which will replace the existing ordinance, Section 4-90 which now prohibits the sale of drug paraphernalia. The revised ordinance has definitions, regulated uses for dispensaries and marijuana processing facilities, as well as other requirements and provisions. The proposed zoning ordinance would limit dispensaries to the Industrial Zone through site approval processes and in Business B districts by special permit. One of the fist issues raised by Planning Board members is the proposal to have the Planning Board conduct the site plan review and the City Council conduct the special permit review. “I would like it to be one or the other, either the Planning Board See Marijuana, Page 3

State Senator Don Humason, Jr. (R-Westfield)

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(D-Northampton), who represents Montgomery in his First Hampshire District and has sponsored a bill dealing with transitioning meeting documents to an eDocument-based system. “If you have a board, there’s a snowstorm and you want to deliberate on an issue, how do you do that? It’s a unique issue in western Massachusetts because you’ve got 30-something towns without highspeed Internet.” Kocot said that the issues of access, equity, and transparency regarding remote participation are among the biggest facing the State’s Open Meeting Law Advisory Commission, of which he is a member. As Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Suzanne Scallion said the city’s School Committee is “extremely cautious” in dealings outside of the boardroom, especially using social media. “We are very well-versed,” said Scallion, who credits Committee Chairman Knapik, an avid social

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media user, for keeping the Committee on the straight and narrow regarding these mediums. “We don’t use email to communicate business, but we have a school committee file for certain items which we bring to the next meeting.” Scallion says she fields a fair amount of calls weekly from city residents related to misinformation shared on social media. “It’s a blessing and a curse,” she said. “People need to put it in neutral and verify things as true before sharing them (on social media).” Knapik said that the city committees he is on get the open meeting law. “The principle of the law is clear — you can’t communicate with any quorum outside of a meeting,” he said. “That’s the overriding principle.” Knapik likened the violation of open meeting laws via social media to See Open Meetings, Page 5

Jurors’ comments no problem in Westfield court By Carl E. Hartdegen Staff Writer WESTFIELD – The explosion of social communication options which resulted from the digital revolution has made it easier – and perhaps more attractive – for persons involved in criminal trials to forget the rules designed to shield jurors for outside influences as they perform their civic service. The problem came under the spotlight recently when a city official in Northampton was chosen for jury duty and discussed on a social networking website the case he had been asked to help decide. In Westfield District Court, officials have not experienced a similar problem according to Nathan Byrnes, the court’s assistant clerk magistrate. In the Westfield court, Byrnes said, “Jurors are ordered immediately to not discuss a case with anyone” and said that the prohibition extends to discussion using any social media. He also said that the jurors are told to not even talk about the type of case they might have been selected for because, he said, even a general discussion of a class of crime could influence a juror. In addition to the prohibition on discussing cases, jurors are discouraged from doing any independent research, he said, so their decision will be based solely

on what they hear in court. He said that jurors are told not to research their case, or similar cases, online and told not to visit the crime scene independently. “Basically (we’re) trying to keep them isolated to what goes on in the courtroom (in order) to eliminate outside influences,” Byrnes said. Byrnes said that he does not know of any instance of improper discussion by a participant of any case in the Westfield court and said that court officials do not try to check on jurors by methods such as attempting to visit their pages on social websites to see if they have posted any comments about their court service. He said that, if a problem arose, sanctions would not be extreme. If a juror failed to abide by the court’s rules, although such a juror could probably be held in contempt of court, it would be more likely that he or she would simply be dismissed from the jury, Byrnes said. As for court employees, Byrnes said that loose lips are not an issue. Although almost all of the court’s documents are public records, the employees get guidelines from the Clerk Magistrate about what is appropriate to discuss outside of their workplace. “It’s a common sense issue,” he said.

Noble joins health record exchange By Peter Francis Staff Writer WESTFIELD — Massachusetts has launched the next phase of an electronic medical records system designed to make it easier for doctors to pull up a patient’s medical history with the click of a button. State officials say the Mass HIway Health Information Exchange will for the first time let health care providers locate, request, and retrieve medical records from other participating health care providers across the state on a secure, interconnected system. Gov. Deval Patrick attended the launch of the system at an event Wednesday at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and said the new system would reduce health costs and improve patient care. The event included a demonstration of the new technology. Emergency doctors simulated an encounter where a patient was unresponsive. By using the new tools, they were able to electronically track down the patient’s medical records at insurers and other medical centers in real time. Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services John Polanowicz said the new technology will help providers prevent medical errors such as drug-to-drug or allergic reactions. He said it See Noble Hospital, Page 3

Library closing for insulation By Hope E. Tremblay Staff Writer SOUTHWICK – As a result of the current attic insulation project at the Southwick Public Library, the building will be closed Jan. 13-25. Chairman of the Library Board of Trustees Michael McMahon said the library is expected to reopen at 10 a.m. on Monday January 27, 2014. During this period no fines will be charged for materials due back to the library during this period. “People should hold onto anything they have checked out of the library until it reopens,” said McMahon. The project was approved at the spring town meeting and

encompasses insulating the entire attic of the 12,000 squarefoot library. McMahon said this should finally button-up the building against the elements and save money on energy costs. “When it was built in the 1990s it was done mostly by volunteers and apparently they were trying to save money,” McMahon said. “But we’re paying for it in heating costs.” The town hired Siemens to perform an audit of all town buildings several years ago and the report stated that the heat goes right through the roof at the library. “Basically we are heating the air above the building,” See Insulation, Page 3


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WSU students study abroad WESTFIELD- While Westfield State University is on winter break, some of its students have chosen to take advantage of the study abroad short-term classes. Forty- two students and 5 faculty members are currently in Nepal, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua studying local cultures and environments. To follow the progress of the courses and view updates and photographs of the trips, please visit the International Program’s official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/ InternationalProgramsatWestfieldStateUniversity. Nepal Expedition In this movement science course, led by Dr. Kevin Tatsugawa, Assistant Professor of Movement Science, explores the field of wilderness education. Students will learn map and compass, hiking, camping, and backpacking skills. The course will touch on high altitude medicine as students learn individual and group safety tactics and the proper balance between risk potential and educational benefits of adventure. Students will also have the opportunity to hike the Himalayas as part of this course. Costa Rica Students traveling to Costa Rica will be studying environmental biology. The field-based course allows students to investigate the diversity of ecosystems in a tropical country and learn about how people interact with their environment. Other topics explored include conservation issues, food production, and tropical organisms such as sloths, monkeys, and scorpions. The course is led by Dr. Timothy Parshall, Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Science. Nicaragua Students travelling to Nicaragua are studying international service learning. For the fourth year in a row, Westfield State students will study the cultural diversity of Nicaragua while helping build new classrooms for the local non-profit organization La Esperanza Granada. The faculty leaders are Kathi Bradford, Director of Alumni Relations, and Kelli Nielsen, president of the Westfield State University Alumni Association. Westfield State University offers study abroad opportunities in over 250 different programs in a number of locations including England, France, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Spain, Italy, Egypt, the Canadian province of Quebec, and Australia. Students can also participate in an Exchange Program with a partner university which allows them to attend another institution while paying Westfield State University tuition. Westfield State’s Exchange Program includes Capital Normal University in Beijing, United International College in Zhuhai outside of Hong Kong, the Institute of Technology in Sligo, Ireland, Krosno State College in Krosno, Poland, and Jade University in Wilhelmhaven, Germany. For students wishing to stay closer to home, Westfield State offers the National Student Exchange where students have the option to study at a different university in the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information on study abroad options, visit the International Program’s website at www.westfield. Westfield State students help build a classroom in Nicaragua. (Photo submitted) ma.edu/educationabroad.

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Police: Pa. man stole sanitizer to make cocktails ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man stole 12 bottles of hand sanitizer from a central Pennsylvania hospital so he could mix it with orange juice and drink it for the alcohol it contained. The Altoona Mirror reports (http://bit. ly/1eKrU94 ) 51-year-old Lee Ammerman has been mailed a summons requiring him to surrender Feb. 5 on charges of theft and receiving stolen property. Police say an employee at UPMC Altoona hospital saw Ammerman steal a bottle of sanitizer in October by hiding it in an arm sling he was wearing. They say Ammerman returned to steal more sanitizer twice in December. Police say they confronted Ammerman, who acknowledged stealing the sanitizer, saying, “I mix the liquid with orange juice.” The hospital is seeking about $80 in restitution. Ammerman doesn’t have a listed phone or an attorney named in court records.

Report: New Mexico dog positive for cocaine, pot ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman whose dog tested positive for cocaine and marijuana is fighting to get the canine back after surrendering the Labrador retriever because of a $2,000 vet bill. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http:// goo.gl/4qfe8y) 1-year-old Maddie showed “strong positive cocaine” and active marijuana traces in urine tests conducted this week by an Albuquerque clinic. A clinic report says veterinarians saw the dog twitching, shaking and walking with poor balance after owner Arlene Saiz brought her in. The report says because Saiz couldn’t pay the vet bill, she signed the dog over to the city Animal Welfare Department. Saiz says she regrets the decision. City officials said police found no evidence to file charges against Saiz, who said she doesn’t know how the animal consumed the drugs.

TODAY IN HISTORY

Today is Saturday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2014. There are 354 days left in the year.

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n Jan. 11, 1964, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry issued “Smoking and Health,” a report by an advisory committee which concluded that “cigarette smoking contributes substantially to mortality from certain specific diseases and to the overall death rate.”

On this date: In 1759, the first American life insurance corporation, for “poor and distressed” Presbyterian ministers and their widows and children, was chartered in Philadelphia. In 1805, the Michigan Territory was created by an act of Congress. In 1861, Alabama became the fourth state to withdraw from the Union. In 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed the Grand Canyon National Monument (it became a national park in 1919). In 1913, the first enclosed sedan-type automobile, a Hudson, went on display at the 13th National Automobile Show in New York. In 1927, the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was proposed during a dinner of Hollywood luminaries at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. In 1935, aviator Amelia Earhart began an 18-hour trip from Honolulu to Oakland, Calif., that made her the first person to fly solo across any part of the Pacific Ocean. In 1939, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and Lord Halifax, the British foreign secretary, met with Italian leader Benito Mussolini

in Rome. In 1942, Japan declared war against the Netherlands, the same day that Imperial Japanese forces invaded the Dutch East Indies. In 1963, the Beatles’ single “Please Please Me” (B side “Ask Me Why”) was released in Britain by Parlophone. In 1977, France set off an international uproar by releasing Abu Daoud, a PLO official behind the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. In 1989, nine days before leaving the White House, President Ronald Reagan bade the nation farewell in a prime-time address, asserting he had forged “a satisfying new closeness” with the Soviet Union and saying overall of his eight years in office: “We meant to change a nation and instead we changed a world.”

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Democrat Howard Dean defended his record on race in the last debate before the Iowa caucuses, as he was forced to acknowledge that no blacks or Hispanics had served in his cabinet during his 12 years as governor of Vermont.

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In a rare Sunday session, the Senate advanced legislation that would set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as wilderness. A passenger ferry sank in a storm off Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, killing at least 230 people. The movie “Slumdog Millionaire” won four Golden Globes, including best drama; the late Heath Ledger won best supporting actor for “The Dark Knight” while Kate Winslet received two acting awards for “Revolutionary Road” and “The Reader.” Theater and movie director Tom O’Horgan died in Venice, Fla., at age 84.

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President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai met at the White House, where they agreed to speed up slightly the schedule for moving Afghanistan’s security forces into the lead across the country. The video game industry, blamed by some for fostering a culture of violence, defended its practices at a White House meeting hosted by Vice President Joe Biden on how to prevent horrific shootings like the Connecticut elementary school massacre. The government assured the public that Boeing’s new 787 “Dreamliner” was safe to fly, even as it launched a review to find out what caused a fire, a fuel leak and other recent incidents. Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment, a suicide; he was 26. Italian actress Mariangela Melato (“Swept Away”), 71, died in Rome.

Today’s Birthdays:

Producer Grant Tinker is 89. Actor Rod Taylor is 84. Composer Mary Rodgers is 83. The former prime minister of Canada, Jean Chretien (zhahn kray-tee-EHN’), is 80. Actor Mitchell Ryan is 80. Actor Felix Silla is 77. Movie director Joel Zwick is 72. Country singer Naomi Judd is 68. World Golf Hall of Famer Ben Crenshaw is 62. Singer Robert Earl Keen is 58. Actress Phyllis Logan (TV: “Downton Abbey”) is 58. Musician Vicki Peterson (The Bangles) is 56. Actress Kim Coles is 52. Actor Jason Connery is 51. Contemporary Christian musician Jim Bryson (MercyMe) is 46. Rock musician Tom Dumont (No Doubt) is 46. Rhythm-and-blues singer Maxee Maxwell (Brownstone) is 45. Movie director Malcolm D. Lee is 44. Singer Mary J. Blige is 43. Musician Tom Rowlands (The Chemical Brothers) is 43. Actor Marc Blucas is 42. Actress Amanda Peet is 42. Actor Rockmond Dunbar is 41. Actress Kristolyn Lloyd (TV: “The Bold and the Beautiful”) is 29. Reality TV star Jason Wahler (TV: “Laguna Beach”; “The Hills”) is 27.


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Noble Hospital Continued from Page 1 also will help phase out more costly and time-consuming fax and paper-based records. Massachusetts was the first state in the nation to receive federal funding to develop the Health Information Exchange. The Mass HIway system first went live for use by the Massachusetts health care community Oct. 16, 2012. Fifty-five institutions have already connected and are using the system. Westfield’s Noble Hospital recently agreed to join the Pioneer Valley Information Exchange (PVIX), a Mass HIway initiative being led by Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Once Noble is connected to PVIX this summer, medical staff will be able to make requests for patient data and respond to queries from other health care institutions across the state. “Noble currently has the ability to send or receive a Continuity of Care Document (CCD) via the Mass HIway,” said Steve Cummings, the chief information officer and vice president of operations at Noble. “But it is a one-to-one relationship somewhat like sending an email with encrypted patient data attached.” “It’s going to be a great benefit for our patients,” he said. “The state’s new features are coming this summer, and a facility can basically post on the Exchange, ‘Hey, does anybody know this about this patient?’, and the facility with that information can respond.” The Pioneer Valley Information Exchange is contracted to the Health Information Exchange, meaning that Noble will be able to inquire about and subsequently acquire medical records from any affiliated hospital statewide — and beyond. “Mass HIway is sort of like an interstate highway, so we will be able to send and receive information anywhere,” he said. “Some states like Maine have had statewide systems like this for the last couple years. It gives us a secure pipeline with which to send info.” While patients may be somewhat skeptical of their information being more readily available, the system is designed so that only licensed care providers will be able to access the information if necessary. “The government has set a standard for these systems,” he said. “I’m very optimistic that we have the infrastructure in place to serve our patients even better now.”

State unveils $12B transportation plan BOSTON (AP) — An ambitious plan unveiled by Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration on Friday seeks to modernize the state’s infrastructure by pumping billions of dollars into transportation, including new MBTA trains, road and bridge repairs, and all-electronic tolling. The five-year, $12.4 billion capital investment plan is only a blueprint and there is no guarantee that all of the projects listed in it will actually receive the necessary funding to go forward. But the administration said it was the first time a fully unified approach had been presented covering all forms of transportation at the state and local levels. “We invest in our transportation infrastructure because roads, rail and bridges create a foundation that support private sector investment and expanded opportunity for all our residents,” Patrick said in a statement. The plan includes $1.3 billion to extend the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Green Line to Somerville and Medford, $835 million to replace aging Red Line and Orange Line trains, and $254 million for the preliminary stages of a proposed extension of commuter rail to the state’s SouthCoast region. It would also provide more than $3 billion to maintain and rebuild outdat-

ed bridges around the state. The Legislature last year approved a transportation financing bill, including a 3 cent per gallon hike in the gasoline tax and a $1 per pack cigarette tax increase, to provide up to $800 million in new annual revenue for transportation by 2018. Patrick had requested a larger tax package and said the final bill fell short of what was needed to address all of the state’s pressing longterm transportation needs. In previewing the capital plan for the state’s transportation board earlier this week, Secretary of Transportation Richard Davey said that while it would not accomplish all of the administration’s goals, it was still a “significant step forward.” Davey warned, however, of the potential impact if voters approve a prospective ballot question that would prohibit the state from indexing future increases in the gasoline tax to inflation. “Make no mistake, if the ballot question passes in November, our capital plan will be scaled back,” Davey told the board. Supporters of the ballot initiative say the gas tax should not be allowed to increase automatically because of inflation without a vote being taken by lawmakers.

Government Meetings NEXT SCHEDULED MEETINGs

MONDAY, JANUARY 13 Granville Monday Night Meetings in Town Hall 7pm-8:30pm

Tolland Men’s Coffee at PSC Building at 7:45 am Council on Aging Meeting at 9 am Board of Selectmen at 5 am

Chester Selectmen at 6 pm

TUESDAY, JANUARY 14 WestfielD Conservation Commission at 6:30 pm Cultural Council at 7 pm Cable Television Commission at 7 pm

Granville Fire at 7 pm

Tolland Council on Aging at 9 am Conserv Comm Open Office Hours & Business Meeting at 12 pm

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Insulation Continued from Page 1 McMahon said, adding that engiStaff members will continue to be neers have said there will be “signifi- paid for hours they work during the cant” cost savings once the building is shutdown. Employees will use the insulated. Town Hall basement to prepare new Fumes from the insulation materials books for shelves, which McMahon are harmful and therefore the library said can be a lengthy process. Those must be closed during installation. staff members who only work at night McMahon said everyone is happy to and are not available during the day get the project done, but staff is con- would not receive pay. cerned about the library’s daily users, Library card holders with C/W Mars many of whom use the computer sys- cards can use the Westfield and tem because they do not have home Agawam public libraries. McMahon computers. said depending on an individual “The building does have WiFi, which library’s policy, computers use may be should be available in the parking lot available without a C/W Mars card. during the work so anyone with their Updated information will be availown device could use it while the able on southwicklibrary.info as it library is closed,” McMahon said. becomes available.

Continued from Page 1 adverse economic effect on surrounding areas, as well as meeting the standards of the site plan process.” Board Member Jane Magarian questioned paragraph 2 of Section 4-90.4 Other Requirements and Provision, which requires that no dispensary or processing facility be less than 300 feet from a school, playground, day-care center, structure used for religious worship, or residential dwelling. “Can we require more than 300 feet?” Magarian asked. City Planner Jay Vinskey, who was a member of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission work group which adopted a boilerplate ordinance for cities and towns to adapt to their specific needs, said the 300-foot buffer “is a starting point based on the model ordinance.” “We’re defining a new use. We’re creating a new category of use with a lot of safe-

Westfield Airport Commission at 7 pm

* MONDAY, JANUARY 20 Granville Monday Night Meetings in Town Hall 7pm-8:30pm Planning Board

Tolland LEGAL HOLIDAY Town Hall Closed All Day Men’s Coffee at PSC Building at 7:45 am * Call ahead for meetings due to observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Marijuana reviewing both or the City Council doing both,” said Board Vice Chairman Bill Onyski. Onyski said that the Planning Board routinely deals with both special permit and site plan applications. Onyski also requested that the first line of the proposed ordinance be struck and amended. The first line states: “The City recognizes the potential benefits of marijuana for medical purposes but seeks to balance public safety concerns which may be adversely affected by the presence of a federallybanned and otherwise trafficked substance or the intervention of governmental forces thereof; and the public health and welfare or morals of persons which may be adversely affected by contradictory governmental policies and the cultural proliferation of marijuana, whose sanctioned physical presence may promote unlawful drug use or adversely affect the quiet enjoyment or value of real property.” “There has been nothing passed by any council, board or commission to say the city recognized the potential benefit of marijuana for medical purposes,” Onyski said. “The voters of Massachusetts approved a referendum that is now a state law. I would like that changed or removed.” The site plan process would require applicants to “provide adequate and appropriate security measures” and that projects be “designed to minimize any adverse or inconsistent visual or olfactory impacts on the immediate neighborhood” and that applicants are “reasonable capable of meeting all applicable regulations and permitting requirements of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.” The special permit process requires applicants to show that a “project is compatible with, and will not have

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guards,” Vinskey said. Those safeguards will echo state regulations, as well as address local issues and concerns. The state requires dispensaries and processing facilities to keep detailed records, including disposal of waste material, a concern raised by Onyski. The board will continue its review of the zoning at its Jan 21 meeting and will begin review of the General Ordinance under Chapter 8 of Article VII of the Code of Ordinances which will be enforced by the Health and Police departments. Under the provisions of that ordinance dispensaries are prohibited from selling lottery tickets, tobacco or nicotine delivery products, may not contain an office of a physician or other professional practitioner who proscribes or certifies the use of medical marijuana. Hours of operation of a dispensary are restricted from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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THIS WEEK’S FEATURED PETS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION:

ELROY El, my real name is El, but you can call me Ellie. I don’t know how I ever got the name of Elroy cuz I am a little 6 yr old female terrier mix, I am looking & hoping for a forever home. They are really good to me here at the Shelter, I love all of them because I love people. I really would love to have my very own person to cuddle with, walk with & just be with. We could sit on the couch, watch tv together, that would be so much fun. I am house trained, I could go for rides in the car with you & you could take me anywhere because I am friendly. I would even do well in an apartment because I am pretty small; terrier size. I see people come & go in the shelter, other dogs go to their forever home, everytime I get passed by my heart breaks, the tears do come & I weep quietly. I need someone to love & someone who would love me. Will someone out there please give me a second chance? When you come for me I will be all ready & waiting for you. I will start looking for you today, please come & look for me.

For more information please call (413) 564-3129 or stop by the Westfield Regional Animal Shelter 178 Apremont Way, Westfield, MA

MAJOR Do I look sad in my picture? I am trying not to be sad. I tried to muster up a smile but this was the best I could do that day. I love to be outside, although I do get outdoors for walks with the volunteers here at the shelter, when I figured it all out I am in my kennel like 20 hours out of 24 hours, every day of the week. I hear them say what a playful good sport I am, that I love to cuddle, that I have a great personality. I don’t know what that means but they say it with a smile so it must be good. I know I am a good dog cuz I don’t mess my kennel & I am 3 yrs old now, & a brindle Staffordshire terrier, my loyal, loving personality is set. I just want to hug my own forever person Will you be my forever hug? I am trying to wait patiently but it gets harder every day. Ah, here comes a visitor now, maybe they are going to pick me. Oh, they went right by & took a kennel mate. Maybe tomorrow you will come & get me; I hope so, then I can really smile without even trying. And I bet I will make you smile too. With the winter months here, we are in need of canned dog food for all our canine guests. Thank you from all of us at the Westfield Regional Animal Shelter; a Shelter that Westfield can be very proud of.

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Purpose of the Law

The purpose of the Open Meeting Law is to ensure transparency in the deliberations on which public policy is based. Because the democratic process depends on the public having knowledge about the considerations underlying governmental action, the Open Meeting Law requires, with some exceptions, that meetings of public bodies be open to the public. It also seeks to balance the public’s interest in witnessing the deliberations of public officials with the government’s need to manage its operations efficiently. A little suggestion for Domus: you’re talking about putting in a 10-bed facility for homeless teenagers. Why not use bunk beds? Then you’d double the amount of people you can put in that facility. Just a suggestion. Thank you. Dear Mr. Boldface, you need to research the Open Meeting Law. Discussions about the election of the city council president and committee appointments are specifically covered by the open meeting law. See the Attorney General’s Open Meeting Law Guide: “As a general rule, any matter of public business on which a quorum of the public body may make a decision or recommendation is considered a matter within the jurisdiction of the public body. Certain discussions regarding procedural or administrative matters may also relate to public business within a body’s jurisdiction, such as where the discussion involves the organization and leadership of the public body, committee assignments, rules or bylaws for the body, and discussions of whether the body should consider or take action on specific topics at a future meeting.” President Bean’s solicitation of votes and discussion of committee assignments with a majority of councilors violated the Open Meeting Law. Having an article in your newspaper that mentioned how councilors were going to vote, before they actually voted, confirms that they deliberated on this issue and made up their minds before the public meeting. I have a crystal ball in front of me and I can see my future, as well as my wife’s and my future holds for me being unable to stay in my home when I retire in about 14 years. I’m 49-years-old now so when I retire I’m guessing my taxes will be probably about $7,000 a year. They are $4,000 a year now and if things keep going the way they are, I’ll be struggling to make ends meet in a home I paid $118,000 for in 1992. That’s what is going to be the future of a lot of citizens of Westfield and all across this state. Why? Because we’re beholden to unions for cost-of-living increases regardless of performance year, after year, after year. They hold the power to keep people in office who they see fit. In general, we’re screwed. Trying to watch a city council meeting tonight. It’s on, but there is no voice to it. Good thing we spent all this money on redoing city hall. Good going, mayor. A link for video, with audio, of the first city council meeting of the year can be found in Dan Moriarty’s online story from Tuesday, ‘Bean elected City Council president’. (http://thewestfieldnews. com/?p=69784) Regarding post office problems: I mailed a card to my grandson the morning of December 26. He didn’t receive it until January 8. I had bought stamps at the post office handed the clerk behind the counter the envelope. So I know they had it. I think perhaps the pony express would have been faster.

AGO Authority The Open Meeting Law was revised as part of the 2009 Ethics Reform Bill, and now centralizes responsibility for statewide enforcement of the law in the Attorney General’s Office (AGO). G.L. c. 30A, § 19 (a). To help public bodies understand and comply with the revised law, the Attorney General has created the Division of Open Government. The Division of Open Government provides training, responds to inquiries, investigates complaints, and when necessary, makes findings and takes remedial action to address violations of the law. The purpose of this Guide is to inform elected and appointed members of public bodies, as well as the interested public, of the basic requirements of the law.

Certification Within two weeks of a member’s election or appointment or the taking of the oath of office, whichever occurs later, all members of public bodies must complete the attached Certificate of Receipt of Open Meeting Law Materials certifying that they have received these materials, and that they understand the requirements of the Open Meeting Law and the consequences for violating it. The certification must be retained where the body maintains its official records. All public body members should familiarize themselves with the Open Meeting Law, the Attorney General’s regulations, and this Guide. In the event a Certificate has not yet been completed by a member of a public body, the member should complete and submit the Certificate at the earliest opportunity to be considered in compliance with the law.

Open Meeting Website

On July 1, 2010, the Attorney General’s Office assumed responsibility for the enforcement of the Open Meeting Law (OML) from the state’s District Attorneys. We believe that transferring all enforcement to one central statewide office will allow for greater consistency and will ensure that local officials have access to the information they need to comply with the law. Our office is committed to ensuring that the changes to the Open Meeting Law will provide for greater transparency and clarity – both of which are hallmarks of good government. We are focused on providing educational materials, outreach and training sessions to ensure that all members of the public understand the law. Whether you are a town clerk or town manager, a member of a public body, or an involved resident, I want to thank you for taking the time to understand the Open Meeting Law. We strive to be a resource to you, and encourage you to contact the Division of Open Government at (617) 963-2540 or visit our website at www.mass.gov/ago/openmeeting for more information. Cordially, Martha Coakley Massachusetts Attorney General

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This Guide is intended to be a clear and concise explanation of the Open Meeting Law’s requirements. The complete law, as well as the Attorney General’s regulations, training materials, advisory opinions and orders can be found on the Attorney General’s Open Meeting website, http://www.mass.gov/ago/openmeeting. Local and state government officials, members of public bodies and the public are encouraged to visit the website regularly for updates, as well as to view additional Open Meeting Law materials.

What meetings are covered by the Open Meeting Law? With certain exceptions, all meetings of a public body must be open to the public. A meeting is generally defined as “a deliberation by a public body with respect to any matter within the body’s jurisdiction.” As explained more fully below, a deliberation is a communication between or among members of a public body. These four questions will help determine whether a communication constitutes a meeting subject to the law: 1) is the communication between members of a public body;

2) does the communication constitute a deliberation;

3) does the communication involve a matter within the body’s jurisdiction; and

4) does the communication fall within an exception listed in the law?

What constitutes a public body? While there is no comprehensive list of public bodies, any multi-member board, commission, committee or subcommittee within the executive or legislative branches1 of state government, or within any county, district, city, region or town, if established to serve a public purpose, is subject to the law. The law includes any multi-member body created to advise or make recommendations to a public body, and also includes the governing board of any local housing or redevelopment authority, and the governing board or body of any authority established by the Legislature to serve a public purpose. The law excludes the

Legislature and its committees, bodies of the judicial branch, and bodies appointed by a constitutional officer solely for the purpose of advising a constitutional officer. Boards of selectmen and school committees are certainly subject to the Open Meeting Law, as are subcommittees of public bodies, regardless of whether their role is decision-making or advisory. Neither individual government officials, such as a town manager or police chief, nor members of their staff, are “public bodies” subject to the law, and so they may meet with one another to discuss public business without needing to com-

ply with Open Meeting Law requirements. Bodies appointed by a public official solely for the purpose of advising on a decision that the individual could make himself or herself are not public bodies subject to the Open Meeting Law. For example, a school superintendent appoints a four member advisory body to assist her in nominating candidates for school principal, a task the superintendent could perform herself. That advisory body would not be subject to the Open Meeting Law.

rum of the public body. A quorum is usually a simple majority of the members of a public body. Thus, a communication among fewer than a quorum of the members of a public body will not be a deliberation, unless there are multiple communications among the members of the public body that together constitute communication among a quorum of members. Courts have held that the Open Meeting Law applies when members of a public

body communicate in a manner that seeks to evade the application of the law. Thus, in some circumstances, communications between two members of a public body, when taken together with other communications, may be a deliberation. Note also that the expression of an opinion on matters within the body’s jurisdiction to a quorum of a public body is a deliberation, even if no other public body member responds.

What constitutes a deliberation? The Open Meeting Law defines deliberation as “an oral or written communication through any medium, including electronic mail, between or among a quorum of a public body on any public business within its jurisdiction.” Distribution of a meeting agenda, scheduling or procedural information, or reports or documents that may be discussed at a meeting is often helpful to public body members when preparing for upcoming meetings, and will generally not constitute deliberation, provided that when these materials are distributed no member of the public body expresses an opinion on matters within the body’s jurisdiction. To be a deliberation, the communication must involve a quo-

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What matters are within the jurisdiction of the public body? The Open Meeting Law applies only to the discussion of any “matter within the body’s jurisdiction.” The law does not specifically define “jurisdiction.” As a general rule, any matter of public business on which a quorum of the public body may make a decision or recommendation is considered a matter within

the jurisdiction of the public body. Certain discussions regarding procedural or administrative matters may also relate to public business within a body’s jurisdiction, such as where the discussion involves the organization and leadership of the public body, committee assignments, rules or bylaws for the

body, and discussions of whether the body should consider or take action on specific topics at a future meeting. However, statements characterizing past acts for political purposes are generally not considered communications on public business within the jurisdiction of the public body.

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What records of public meetings must be kept? Public bodies are required to create and maintain accurate minutes of all meetings, including executive sessions. The minutes, which must be created and approved in a timely manner, must state the date, time and place of the meeting, a list of the members present or absent, and the decisions made and actions taken including a record of all votes. Minutes must also include the name of any member who participated in the meeting remotely and the reason under 940 CMR 29.10(5) for his or her remote participation. While the minutes must include a

summary of the discussions on each subject, a transcript is not required. No vote taken by a public body, either in an open or in an executive session, shall be by secret ballot. All votes taken in executive session must be by roll call and the results recorded in the minutes. In addition, the minutes must include a list of the documents and other exhibits used at the meeting. While public bodies are required to retain these records in accordance with records retention laws, the documents and exhibits listed in the minutes need not be attached to or physically stored

with the minutes. The minutes, documents and exhibits are public records and a part of the official record of the meeting. Records may be subject to disclosure under either the Open Meeting Law or Public Records Law and must be retained in accordance with the Secretary of State’s record retention schedule. The State and Municipal Record Retention Schedules are available through the Secretary of State’s website at: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/ arcrmu/rmuidx.htm.


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History of Social Networks

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Efforts to support social networks via computer-mediated communication were made in many early online services, including Usenet. Many prototypical features of social networking sites were also present in online services such as America Online, Prodigy, CompuServe, ChatNet, and The WELL.

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Open Meetings a small segment of a council deliberating over lunch, saying elected officials “should be mindful.” He also spoke of the alternate communication methods referenced by Humason for when members of committees cannot physically attend a meeting, and what a slippery slope these methods could potentially provide. “Do we accept things like teleconferencing?” Knapik asked. “I think if you allow people to simply call into meetings, you take some of the democracy of the open meeting away.” There are currently three bills pertaining to the open meeting law that State House lawmakers are looking to pass. While none of these bills mention the illegal use of social media explicitly, a bill sponsored by Rep. Antonio F.D. Cabral (D-New Bedford) titled “An Act to improve the open meeting law” deals with the legal ramifications of open meeting law violations. According Attorney General Martha Coakley, under Section 18 of state law, a deliberation is “an oral or written communication through any medium, including electronic mail, between or among a quorum of a public body on any public business within its jurisdiction.” The definition goes on to add that said deliberation “shall not include the distribution of a meeting agenda, scheduling information or distribution of other procedural meeting or the distribution of reports or documents that may be discussed at a meeting, provided that no opinion of a member is expressed.” The law defines a “meeting” as a “deliberation by a public body with respect to any matter within the body’s jurisdiction.” Under Section 18, a meeting does not include an on-site inspection of a project or program, attendance by a quorum of a public body at a public or private gathering, including a conference or training program or a media, social or other event, attendance by a quorum of a public body at a meeting of another public body, a meeting of a quasi­-judicial board or commission held for the sole purpose of making a decision required in an adjudicatory proceeding brought before it, a session of a town meeting convened under section 9 of chapter 39 which would include the attendance by a quorum of a public body at any such session. According to state law, all of these non-meeting gatherings remain as such so long as the members do not deliberate. In addition to the state’s definitions on what constitutes a

Court Logs Westfield District Court Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 Jose L. Matos Jr., 49, of 755 Worthington St., Springfield, was released on his personal recognizance pending a March 6 hearing after he was arraigned on charges of larceny from a person more than 60 yearsof-age and improper use of a credit card brought by Westfield police. Thursday, Dec. 9. 2014 Michael J. Holmes, 38, of 342 Southwick Road, was released on his personal recognizance pending a May 5 jury trial after he was arraigned on a charge of possession of a Class A drug brought by Westfield police. Carlton J. Hill, 24, of 59 McKnight St., Springfield, was released on his personal recognizance pending a March 5 hearing after he was arraigned on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and a miscellaneous motor vehicle equipment violation brought by State Police. Mark R. Jachym, 43, of 284 City View Road, submitted to facts sufficient to warrant a guilty finding for a charge of violation of a protective order brought by Westfield police and the charge was continued without a finding with probation for one year. He was assessed $50. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 Keely S. Asimakopoulos, 30, of 112 Watson Lane, Ludlow, submitted to facts sufficient to warrant a guilty finding for a charge of negligent operation a motor vehicle brought by Westfield police and the charge was continued without a finding with probation for nine months. She was assessed $50 and was found to be not responsible for a motor vehicle lights violation. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 18, of 90 New Bridge St., West Springfield, submitted to facts sufficient to warrant a guilty finding for a charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor brought by Westfield police

and the charge was continued without a finding with probation for one year. He was assessed $100, ordered to complete a Driver Alcohol Education Program at a cost of $567.22 and his license was suspended for 210 days. Charges of failure to stop or yield, possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and being a person younger than the legal drinking age in possession of liquor were not

Continued from Page 1 meeting and deliberation, Massachusetts General Law regarding remote participation states that “members of a public body who participate remotely and all persons present at the meeting location shall be clearly audible to each other,” that “a quorum of the body, including the chair or, in the chair’s absence, the person authorized to chair the meeting, shall be physically present at the meeting location,” and that “members of public bodies who participate remotely may vote and shall not be deemed absent for the purposes of law.” So while state law hasn’t yet addressed the use of social media by its public officials, that doesn’t mean that questions haven’t been raised statewide about addressing these evolving methods of communication. At a June meeting of the Open Meeting Law Advisory Commission in Boston, a member of the City of Brookline’s school budget subcommittee addressed the Commission about considering amending the state’s Open Meeting Law to allow participation by members of public bodies in online communities/social networking sites, and referenced a subcommitteerelated Facebook group page that has around 700 members, and how the subcommittee has spoken with counsel regarding a formal approval of the online group. Counsel’s response on the matter, according to minutes from that June 18 meeting, was that “if a quorum of the public body comments there would be a violation of the Open Meeting Law.” Commissioners responded that the issue is one they have “spoken about repeatedly,” and vowed to keep an open mind and find out how other states are handling social media with regard to open meeting laws. Facebook groups have also drawn considerable ire from other Bay Staters, including a complaint received by the Attorney General’s office in March, saying the Nantucket Energy Study Committee, who were alleged to engaged in “impermissible, private deliberations” regarding a wind turbine on the island, and that the Committee Chair created a Facebook page called “Renewable Nantucket-Cut the cord to the Mainland” as a means to deliberate on the matter. The Office of the AG reviewed the case and found that the Nantucket Energy Study Committee did not in fact violate the OML, as a quorum of its nine members did not deliberate on the webpage, as the Committee’s Chair was acting as a private

citizen when she created the page. The AG ruled that, since the group was private and its membership was composed by invitation only, while its membership did swell over time, there were never more than four members of the Nantucket Energy Study Committee engaged, and the search for a fifth member turned up empty, as the presence of a fifth member would’ve created a quorum, defined by state law as “a simple majority of the members of the public body.”

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RELIGIOUS LISTINGS The Episcopal Church of the Atonement 36 Court Street, Westfield, MA  01085 413-562-5461 www.atonementwestfield.net Sundays - Holy Eucharist at 8 am & 10 am Wednesdays - Holy Eucharist & Healing at Noon The Rev. Nancy Webb Stroud, Rector Sunday, Jan. 12            The First Sunday after the Epiphany 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Cribbery Christian Formation 6:30 p.m. Westfield LL Board Meeting  Monday, Jan. 13          6-6:50 p.m. St. Cecilia Bell Ringers   7 p.m. St. Francis Bell Ringers     8-9 p.m. AA Meeting   Wed., Jan. 15 Noon Healing & Holy Eucharist 6-8:30 p.m. OA 45th Anniversary Meeting 7-9 p.m. Venture Crew Meeting  Thursday, Jan. 16        4:30-5:30 p.m. WW Meeting   7 p.m. Choir Rehearsal 7:30-9 p.m. NA Meeting    Friday, Jan.17              7 p.m. West Coast Swing Dance    Saturday, Jan. 18         10 a.m.-12 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry (All welcome) 11 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. AA Women’s Fellowship  Sunday, Jan. 19           The Second Sunday after the Epiphany 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Cribbery Christian Formation

Southwick Congregational Church United Church of Christ 488 College Highway – P.O. Box 260 – Southwick, MA 01077- 413-569-6362 Rev. Bart Cochran - Minister 01/12 /14 – 01/18/14             JANUARY 12, 2014  - 10:00 AM –  Rev. Bart Cochran -  Minister,   Music – Voice  Choir;  Nursery Available; 10:15 AM Sunday school;  11:00 AM – Coffee Hour; 2:00 PM Youth Group Ice Skating;  3:30 PM O.A. Meeting: JANUARY 14, TUESDAY – 6:30 PM Bell Choir, 7:00 PM Boy Scouts; -    JANUARY 15, WEDNESDAY – 9-1:00 PM Henrietta’s Thrift Shop – Open – 7:00 PM Adult Choir;     JANUARY 16,   THURSDAY –   7:00 PM T.O.P.S. ; -   JANUARY 17 FRIDAY:  9-1:00 PM – Henrietta’s Thrift Shop – Open;   6:00 PM  O.A. Meeting,  7:30 PM - A.A. Meeting;  JANUARY 18, - 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 Email:Office@churchonthegreen.org www.churchonthegreen.org Worship Service: Sundays 10 AM Fellowship Hour 11:00 AM Childcare Available -Handicap Accessible This Week at First Church Sunday, Jan. 12   9:00 a.m. Senior Choir Rehearsal 10:00 a.m. Worship Service  11:15 a.m. Senior Choir Rehearsal 11:15-11:45 a.m. Junior Choir Rehearsal

Monday, Jan. 13 6:30 p.m. Nominating Committee/Parlor  7:00 p.m.  Line Dancing Tuesday, Jan. 14 7:00 p.m. Church Committee Meeting Wednesday Jan. 15   1:00 p.m. Bible Study   5:00-6:30 p.m. Pastor @ Starbucks   7:00-8:00 p.m. Confirmation Class Montgomery Community Church Main Rd   PO Box 309 Montgomery, MA 01085 Pastor Howard R. Noe Ph. # 413-862-3284 Sunday the topic is “Praying for the saints”. The Apostle Paul teaches us that we should be praying for believers in Christ in a specific manner. He desired the saints to obtain wisdom, spiritual knowledge, the light of God and understanding of the greatness of God. Pray for the spiritual well being of all brothers and sisters in the Lord. The Men’s Bible study will be at Pastor Howard Noe’s home at 1126 Huntington Rd. Russell (Crescent Mills). The study began January 8 and will continue to be held every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. We have decided to go through the theology of God; R.C. Sproul presents a 12 part series and we will discuss each part every study night until we are done and have a better understanding of God.  We challenge men to be spiritual leaders in their homes and all Christians to be growing Christians through the love of Christ. God has called each of us, have you heard His call? The women’s study day has been set for Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at 1126 Huntington Rd. Russell (Crescent Mills). For more information call Sandra Noe @ 413-862-3284. The women have just started a study of Exodus

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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 Email:cbcabc@comcast.net website: http://www.centralbaptist churchwestfield.com The Rev. Tom Rice, Pastor Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Sunday - Worship Hour - 10-11a.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 ctkwestfield.org 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 http://www.atonementwestfield.net 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: churchonthegreen.org Email :office@churchonthegreen.org 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 http://www.gracelutheranonline.com The Rev. William M. White, Pastor E-Mail -pastorwhite@ gracelutheranonline.com Margit Mikuski, Administrative Assistant mmikuski@gracelutheranonline.com 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: http://www.mvbaptist.com 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 http://www.nlwcofwestfield.org 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 olbsccd@verizon.net Pastoral Associate: Mary Federici Parish Office: (413) 562-3450 Fax: (413) 562-9875 http://www.diospringfield.org/olbs 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: http://www.pilgrimcovenantchurch.org. 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 http://stjohnswestfield.com 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 E-mailsouthwick_ag@verizon.net 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 http://www.southwickchurch.com 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 email:swkucc@verizon.net 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. Friday 9-1 PM Henrietta’s Thrift Shop – open 6 PM O.A. Meeting 7:30 PM A.A. 12 Step Meeting Saturday 9-1 PM Henrietta’s Thrift Shop – open 9 AM Zumba 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 - Soltysiak@comcast.net 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: PNCC.org St. Mary’s Church 30 Bartlett Street, Westfield, MA 01085 Phone - (413) 562-5477 http://www.St.MarysofWestfield.com 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 http://www.secondchurchwestfield.org E-mail: office@secondchurchwestfield.org 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 Email:office@wordgrace.us http://www.wordgrace.us 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. wybenunionchurch.com


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Philanthropy hot topic at Bay Path LONGMEADOW – “Every act of philanthropy is the act of a human being,” Dr. Eugene Tempel reminded guests at Bay Path Friday as part of the College’s Hot Topics lecture series. “A lot of data begins to mask that.” Bold Thoughts in the New America is the subheading of Bay Path College’s Hot Topics Lecture Series.These new ideas were presented byTempel, Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy founding dean and president emeritus. The focus of his conversation was how the culture and philosophy of philanthropic giving is at a crucial juncture of transformation. Bay Path Provost, Dr. Melissa Morriss-Olson, introduced Tempel as one of the brightest minds in philanthropy. Among his many awards and honors, he was recognized by The NonProfit Times as 2013’s “Influencer of the Year,” for his founding of the first-ever academic program dedicated to the study and teaching of philanthropy. Thanking him for his development in the field, MorrissOlson added that Bay Path’s Nonprofit Management and

Philanthropy and Strategic Fundraising and Philanthropy masters programs, begun in 2006, owe a debt to his vision. “Our graduates have gone on to incredible things,” she said. “They have a desire to do well by doing right. They have chosen to work in a field where they make a difference.” Bay Path’s Dr. Sarah Nathan, in her introduction of her former mentor, said that among Tempel’s many honors and awards, he is a philanthropist in his own right. “He lives the life of a philanthropist,” she said. “And gives people like you and me his time and wisdom.” In Tempel’s philosophical approach to this field, he said that it is important to understand the role that philanthropy has in society. “Empowering us to work in this field, it helps reduce human suffering and make people whole,” he said. “It is also about helping people reach full potential. To help every human be the person they can be.” “Within these common causes, this is where we find community,” he said. “It is how human beings can feel whole.”

L-R: Jeff Greim, Bay Path’s program director of the Masters in Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy, and also the director of the Masters in Strategic Fundraising and Philanthropy; Melissa Morriss-Olson, Bay Path College Provost; Eugene Tempel; Sarah Nathan, Bay Path assistant professor. (Photo submitted)

Thea Katsounakis, Vice President at U.S. Trust Bank of America, and Amy Carignan, of the Westfield State Foundation. (Photo submitted)

Not only that, but he elevated this philosophy to the basic tenets of civilization. “This is how we participate in democracy,” he said. “We know twice as many numbers of people volunteer and give every year as they vote. Even in the best elections. This is how we are fulfilling our democracy. We can make our society better by private action for the public good.” Traditionally one of the largest beneficiaries of charitable giving, religion is now experiencing a plateau in contributions. Education and foundations are the new growth sectors for philanthropy. Only among the general population is religion still significant for their giving. “Foundations are the new religion (for those with higher net worth),” Tempel said. Men and women approach

philanthropy differently, he said. And as no surprise to a room with many bold Bay Pathers, “it turns out that women are more philanthropic than men.” “Households with women are more likely to give, and more likely to give more in every income group,” he said. Yet among young boys and girls between the ages of eight and 19 from a study, “they are likely to be equally generous.” Of particular interest to experts in philanthropy will be the decreasing role held by Baby Boomers as they age, and the rise of Millenials and Generation X—populations whose approach to philanthropy differs significantly from previous generations. Most researchers show that they undertake philanthropy “in their own way,” Tempel

said. The challenge will be to harness that individualistic perspective. Tempel ended his presentation on an uplifting note. Sarah Konrath, from the University of Michigan, has compiled with neuroscientists a massive research panel which shows that giving is good for you. “When people think altruistically, they experience electrical activity in the pleasure centers of the brain,” Tempel said. It was a great message to end on for a room filled with nonprofit professionals, translating philanthropic giving into increased positive health outcomes, including beneficial health for older adults. Giving back really means paying it forward—for everyone involved.

RELIGIOUS BRIEFS

Sabbath Services Westfield - Congregation Ahavas Achim will have a Sabbath Service on Saturday, January 11 at 10 a.m. at the Interfaith Center at Westfield State University.  Rabbi Joyce Galaski will lead the service.  An Oneg Shabbat follows the service and new members are always welcome.  For more information, call Sandy at 562-2942 or write P.O. Box 334, Westfield, MA 01086.

Dale Overlock to Perform HUNTINGTON - At 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, Dale Overlock will give a concert at Pioneer Valley Assembly of God in Huntington. Dale Overlock is an emerging artist who has been devoted to serving Jesus through music for over a decade throughout the state of Maine as part of a Christian rock band.  His debut solo album, entitled Meet Me Here represents his cry to God.  Dale delivers a message of redemption through Jesus Christ with his distinct voice and expresses a need for a relationship with his creator. Pioneer Valley Assembly of God is located at 63 Old Chester Road in Huntington.  For more information, call 413-667-3196 or email pvaglife@gmail.com.  Worship services are at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays, with nursery and children’s church available.  The Huntington Food Pantry, located at Pioneer Valley Assembly of God, is open on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., serving Huntington and the surrounding hill towns.

Boar’s Head Festival SPRINGFIELD - The Boar’s Head Festival, a medieval celebration of the Epiphany, will be presented at Trinity United Methodist Church, 361 Sumner Ave. in Springfield, on Sunday, January 12. Complete with period costumes, live animals, and the glorious music of the Christmas season, the Boar’s Head Festival celebrates the birth of Christ, the coming of the three kings, and the triumph of light over darkness in our world. Call the Boar’s Head Festival ticket office at (413) 733-4759 for information. Tickets are now on sale to the public and sell out quickly. Ticket prices are $25 for adults and $15 for children ages 4-11. They make wonderful Christmas presents.

Movie Night AGAWAM - The Catholic Women’s Club of Agawam will be hosting “A Movie Night” on January 13 at the St. John’s Parish Center. The movie is The Holiday, staring Cameron Diaz,

Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black and Eli Wallach.  The movie will be shown at 6:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to all women of the parish. There will not be a formal meeting, so come and relax and enjoy. All are encouraged to “Bring a friend. Hope to see you there.”

Church Dinner CHICOPEE - Grace Episcopal Church, 156 Springfield St., Chicopee is hosting the first of their popular monthly dinners for 2014 on Saturday January 18 at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be stuffed shells with all the fixings, dessert and beverages for $10 adults and $5 children 5-12. RSVP by January 16 to Joan 413-5920571 or Sally 413-592-3596.

Why Not Do What You Love? WESTFIELD - The times, they are a-changing and at a very rapid pace. It is never too late to seek satisfaction and meaning by expressing one’s strengths and passions in the world. Join this interactive program as an encouragement to a) reflect on the possibility of doing more of what you love in life, and b) craft an action towards that end. You will be invited to: name your passions, preferences and purposes, share what is important to you and take action on your own behalf. Join this program on Sunday, January 19 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center, located at 53 Mill Street, Westfield. Pre-registration is required and cost of the program is $30. Program presenter Martha Johnson, MEd, authored Why Not Do What You Love? An Invitation to Calling and Contribution in a World Hungry for Your Gifts as a way to pose the question to herself upon entering her retirement years. A woman who has lived a life she loved, as a Peace Corps Volunteer, elementary school teacher, national Park Ranger, management consultant, business owner, speaker and coach, Johnson advocates that possibility for all at any age. www.meetmarthajohnson.com. For more information or to register, please call 413-562-3627, email registration@ GenesisSpiritualCenter.org.

Book Discussion WESTFIELD - Please join us for an informal book discussion based on A Simple Path by Mother Teresa. A Simple Path is a spiritual guide for Catholics and non-Catholics, showing us all that we can and should live our lives for others.  “We have all been created for

inspires us to translate our spiritual beliefs into action.  Her words are uplifting, peaceful and loving. In this book, Mother Teresa discusses faith, prayer, service and her philosophy of treating all as her brothers and sisters.  She is humble yet strong in her faith and sure that we should all have self-sacrificing love as our guiding principle.  Let’s discuss your reaction to this

book, her faith, her words and her actions. Is it relevant or impractical?  Can these principles be applied to our lives?  We invite everyone to meet and share at St. Mary’s Parish Center on 86 Mechanic St. on February 25 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Please call Joanne at 568-1127 with any questions.  All are welcome and light refreshments are provided.

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Illegal immigration has been a very controversial issue forever; but in recent years it has escalated immensely. Illegal immigration occurs in every country in the world by people of various nationalities. In the United States, many politicians have tried to propose reforms in order to integrate, or exorcise, the immigrants who have crossed into our borders illegally. If anyone who is high school aged is interested in writing, please have them email the Student Coordinator, Devon Kurtz, at wnstudentthinktank@gmail.com. Devon Kurtz 10th Grade Westfield High School No one can deny the fact that illegal immigration is in fact illegal. Many politicians on the Left have argued that illegal immigrants should be given a plethora of rights and handouts just like anyone else who lives in the United States. It is sad that many of these illegal immigrants have come from war torn or inhospitable countries that are not as ideal as the United States, but as an American whose family has been here legally for hundreds of years, and whose family never received “free education” or any other handouts despite coming here legally, this is disheartening. We are a free market, democratic, capitalist society; one that believes in an equal playing field, where no one person is favored by the government over another. Handouts to any citizen is not capitalistic at its core, but it has proved necessary in many cases; therefore, many tax payers accept this burden to help other tax paying citizens; however, illegal immigrants are criminals who do not pay taxes other than sales tax within the state that they are illegally squatting in. Our nation has become too soft towards people who are not even supposed to be here and do not enter their income into the tax pool that supports them. A few years ago, a woman crossed over the border illegally from Mexico into Texas, and was detained by authorities there. While in the holding cell, she went into labor, as she was pregnant. When she was brought to the hospital, she was handcuffed to the bed briefly as the authorities and the hospital organized themselves to deal with the situation. Soon after, her handcuffs were removed and she gave birth to a child. The woman then sued the State of Texas for abusing her while in custody by restraining her with handcuffs while in labor, arguing they violated her Civil Rights. The woman won the case, and received a visa and over $100,000 in compensation. Tax payer’s money was given to a woman who has never entered any money into the system, and upon arriving into our civilized country, broke the law the second she stepped foot here. Something has to change, and the answer is not letting illegal immigrants “hangout” and ride the system or get abused by wage slavery on American farms. The simple answer is a no toleration policy; one where there are no exceptions to illegal immigrants. It is my personal hope that this country regrows its backbone, stops putting on this act of over toleration of blatant criminal acts, and actually can conjure the courage to tell someone “No”.

Ben Jury 10th Grade Westfield High School The Immigration Reform is obviously a necessary step in the government’s goal to cease illegal immigration all together. Illegal immigrants harm the country’s economy and, more importantly, morale. The economy suffers because employers can hire these undocumented workers to save themselves money, but in doing so take jobs from honest Americans, and hurt competing, law-abiding, businesses Unemployment, crime, and the absence of a feeling of security all weaken our morale as a whole and take away from the “American Spirit”. These points are all rightfully addressed in the Immigration Reform which has four major points: to strengthen border security,

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streamline legal immigration, force illegal immigrants to earn their citizenship, and stop employers from knowingly employing undocumented workers. I feel that each of these points is extremely valid and will absolutely strengthen our fight against illegal immigration. The strengthened border security obviously must be instilled as it is the source of all illegal immigrants. The infrastructure and tactics that are being used are clearly successful; illegal immigration is down eighty percent from 2000; with minor changes the system could be flawless. The encouragement of legal immigration will cut down on the numbers of people who attempt to enter the country illegally; it will also make it much easier for families to reunite, allow foreign entrepreneurs to grow their businesses with American investors and American jobs, and foreign students will be able to continue studies in math and sciences; and in doing help our economy flourish. However, this section of the reform has its issues; business owners are required to hire a percentage of immigrants regardless of their qualifications in relation to natural born citizens. The next piece of the reform is simple and fair; when an illegal immigrant is found they must follow a process which includes; passing a background check, paying taxes, paying a penalty, learning English, and then going to the back of the line behind those who attempted to come legally, if they refuse they will be deported. I completely agree with this piece of the reform it is simple, logical, and fair. Finally, the government is cracking down on employers who hire undocumented workers, which is clearly necessary. When these immigrants are hired they take jobs away from other Americans but have a trickle effect when it harms other honest businesses. There must be penalties for the employers and undocumented employees, and there is; employers can serve jail time for fraud and the immigrants can be deported immediately. Ultimately, the reform was necessary to fix our economy and morale, and despite minor flaws I believe it is extremely successful.

Marissa Katsounakis 10th Grade Westfield High School To make certain each individual living in the United States has equal opportunities to become employed, I believe it is necessary for the Illegal Immigration Reform to be passed. It is unfair to businesses who abide by the law when other businesses intentionally hire undocumented workers. Businesses hiring individuals who do not have authorization to work in the US heavily hurts the chances of Americans and legal immigrants who have the legal status to work. Many Americans and legal immigrants are not given job opportunities because the opportunities have been seized by immigrants who are not legally supposed to be employed in America. The Illegal Immigration Reform is a sufficient solution to this problem that is harming the economy of our country. The Reform will better secure the borders of our country, and it will significantly reduce the amount of jobs given to immigrants who are not authorized to work in the United States. Immigrants who would like job opportunities in America would have to pay taxes, learn English, and have background checks in order to be legally employed. This would not be difficult, and I believe it should be required to give American citizens and immigrants equal chances at becoming employed. Not only will it make employment fairer for everyone, but it will protect America from crime and threats by better securing our borders. Securing

our borders will also protect employment rights of those who chose to come to America legally. It would only be fair to hire an immigrant who legally earned American citizenship before an immigrant who chose to cross the borders of America illegally.

Eileen Fitzgerald 10th Grade Westfield High School The issue of immigration in America is very complex and is growing more urgent every day. There are over 11.7 million illegal immigrants residing in the United States, a majority of which were originally from Mexico. Many are willing to work for extremely low wages, so obviously employers would prefer to hire them. Americans believe that they are taking jobs away from them, but that is not quite true. These jobs are often on farms, working long hours in the heat doing tedious physical labor. The average American, especially these days, would not want to do that kind of work even for a fair wage. Illegal immigrants also usually come from very desperate situations in Mexico and only want a better life for themselves and their families. That being said, there definitely must be control over the amount of illegal immigrants in the United States. The sad truth is that letting illegal immigrants from poor situations in their country into the United States just creates even worse situations here. Though it may sound harsh, it is not the responsibility of an American tax payer to carry an illegal immigrant’s burden. This may be a nation of immigrants, but as times change, lines must be drawn on how they enter the country in order to preserve America’s way of life.

Alex Gearing 10th Grade Westfield High School Illegal immigration has been a big political topic in the United States in the past ten years. Personally, I believe that we should not allow illegal immigration into our country. If individuals wish to move to America, then they should apply for citizenship; and if they are rejected, be allowed to try again in six or so months. People who cross the border illegally should be deported immediately. If they give birth to a child in the country, the child should only be allowed citizenship if one of the parents is a citizen or permanent resident. I think this will reduce crime and undocumented individuals in the country and generally make it a better place.

James Sabatino 10th Grade Wilbraham Monson Academy The immigration system of the USA is not up to par. Therefore a reform is needed to fix this broken system. President Obama has given numerous speeches about this topic and has explained that he intends to strengthen our borders and use more resources towards cracking down on corporations that hire illegal immigrants. This is a good start towards fixing this system, however some of the intended changes include

granting amnesty to illegal immigrants who have already entered the country, as long as they pay a fine. Instead of properly combatting the problem by continuing to deport illegals, this new piecemeal approach would simply speed up the immigration process for those here illegally. This new “streamlined” system undermines the current one because it allows people who illegally enter this country to become citizens faster than those who legally apply and go through all the proper measures. This new system is unfair to immigrants who are patiently waiting to enter this country as legal citizens since people who have opted to enter illegally are gaining admittance sooner. Obama has a great initial plan to handle this issue, but one can undoubtedly say that there are still kinks to be worked out.

Corina Wyckoff 10th Grade Westfield High School I believe immigration is not that bad of a thing. It lets people start over in a new country or place and gives them a second chance to start over. Although I do believe Washington said we should not get involved with other countries. I think the benefits that people get should be looked at closer but I know our country is just trying to make it possible for immigrants to live here in America. Almost all of our ancestors were immigrants, so we should treat them equally as us.

Ellie Dufraine 10th Grade Westfield High School Illegal Immigration reform is key to create social and economic stability in America. It is unfair to American citizens that illegal immigrants are treated as superiors because of what they technically are; felons. The loose enforcement of the laws banning these individuals from even entering the country is allowing them to take advantage of the amenities offered to the people who exist here legally. For example, as more Illegal Immigrants fill up hospitals and public schools across the nation, the fragile economy struggles immensely to support these added expenses. This is especially problematic because, as undocumented aliens, they are unable to pay taxes and reimburse the Government. Therefore, the taxes on legal citizens are raised to accommodate them. Also, it has been proposed in several states to grant Illegal immigrants the privilege of owning driver’s licenses. The logic behind this is to improve road safety, however driver’s licenses can be used as identification for other things besides operating a motor vehicle, such as buying guns or boarding airplanes. Allowing untraceable people to partake in these activities has the potential to increase crime rates exponentially, endanger the lives of innocent citizens, and it promotes the potential to have growing numbers of uninsured and unqualified drivers on the road. Immigration is truly an American institution and the nation’s population consists of people who come from all ends of the earth. However, America is a nation of laws and in order to follow that patriotic ideal, the crossing of its borders must be done according to the rules.

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Westfield’s Richard Jablonski performs his diving routine during last night’s match with East Longmeadow. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

Westfield senior Shaylyn Jurczyk, right foreground, leaves the starting platform during the Girls’ 200 Freestyle during Friday night’s meet with visiting East Longmeadow. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

WHS still unbeaten WESTFIELD – The Westfield High swim program is still the one to beat. Westfield’s girls’ and boys’ swimming and diving’ teams remain undefeated after handing a pair of losses to division rival East Longmeadow on Friday at Westfield High. The girls rolled 131-51, and the boys won, 110-69. The girls led off by making a statement on their depth and diversity by taking first and second in the 200-yard medley relay with the teams of Kelsey Johnstone, Erin Lewis, Samantha Dolan and Hannah Ditto; and Kate McCabe, Alison Johnstone, Hope Walsh, and Annie Goyette. The boys faced serious completion from East Longmeadow, but started off right away by winning the 200-yard medley relay with the team of John Dolan, Jim Stinehart, Tim Kwarcinski, and Slav Ptashuk. The Westfield girls kept the pressure on by sweeping the 200-yard freestyle with the trio of Lauren Longley, Rachel Charette and Shaylyn Jurczyk. Westfield’s Nick Rosso won the same event among his respective peers. Erin Lewis and Tim Kwarcinski won the 200 yard individual medley for the Bombers’ girls and boys, respectively. Westfield continued with first-place finishes in the 50-yard freestyle by Hope Walsh and Jim Stinehart. In one-meter springboard diving, Westfield’s James Wagner took first place with a Western Mass qualifying score of 155.35. Teammate Richard Jablonski took second.

Westfield’s Maddy Atcaitkis performs her dive routine during last night’s match against visiting East Westfield junior Ben Edwards competes in the Boys’ 200 Medley Relay during last night’s meet with East Longmeadow. (Photo by Frederick Gore) Longmeadow. (Photo by Frederick Gore) Jim Stinehart easily won the 100-yard butterfly for the Bombers. Westfield’s Kate McCabe, Alison Johnstone and Shaylyn Jurczyk racked up another Bomber girls sweep in the 100-yard freestyle, and Jim Stinehart won for the boys. Not to be outdone, Bombers’ Hope Walsh, Madison Stinehart and Anoushka Sharma swept the 500-yard freestyle. John Dolan followed by winning the boys’ 500 free.

Westfield won both 200-yard freestyle relays with the team of Erin Lewis, Kate McCabe, Rachel Charette and Shaylyn Jurczyk winning for the girls; Jim Stinehart, John Dolan, Tim Kwarcinski and Nicholas Rosso won the boys’ race. Westfield’s Kelsey Johnstone and Liz Gelinas combined to take first and second in the girls 100-yard backstroke. John Dolan won the boys’ 100 backstroke. Bombers’ Erin Lewis and Rachel

Charette extended the Westfield lead taking first and second in the 100-yard breaststroke. Westfield’s Tim Kwarcinski won the race for the boys. The girls capped their strong showing by winning the 400-yard freestyle relay with the team of Kate McCabe, Shyaylyn Jurczyk, Alison Johnstone and Haley Jurczyk. The Bombers continue their home stand with an upcoming meet against Longmeadow. – Courtesy of Mike Rowbotham

Saints, Rams get one By Chris Putz Staff Writer WESTFIELD – The St. Mary boys’ basketball team broke through in the win column in a big, big way. St. Mary’s Sam Thresher scored 42 points, and the Saints doubled up Pathfinder 75-36 Friday night at Westfield Middle School South. Jake Butler and Drew Collins tallied eight and seven points, respectively, for St. Mary (1-4). “We finally got a win – that was nice,” St. Mary coach Joe Molta said. “We’re so young. We’ve got an eighth grader, a ninth grader, and a couple sophomores, but we’re getting better. We’re basically a JV team outside of Sam. We’re just trying to find the right combination.” If that combo continues to produce, the Saints might unlock a few more victories in the near future. Southwick-Tolland 55, Dean Tech 45 Chris Turgeon (18 points) and Matt Olson (15) each had monster efforts – Turgeon also corralled a bunch of key rebounds – to lift Southwick

(1-5) to its first victory Friday night. The Rams led by just two at the half, 24-22, before pulling away in the second half. “We looked like a completely different team,” Southwick assistant coach Ryan Coburn said. “We played under control. Chris Turgeon played like an animal … and Matt came up big.” Gateway Regional 65, Westfield Voc-Tech 47 Mike Arel led the Gateway offensive attack, and the Dowers’ brothers – Calvin and Curtis – combined for 33 points to defeat host Westfield Voc-Tech. “(Gateway) did an excellent job pushing the floor and getting transition baskets,” VocTech coach Kyle Dulude said. “(We) also put in a great effort. Gateway’s athleticism and ability to run the floor was a big difference.” GIRLS’ HOOPS Westfield 66, Amherst 34 Westfield’s Beka Santiago scored a game-high 17 points, Alicia Arnold chipped in 14, and the Bombers’ defense silenced Amherst in the team’s road victory Friday night.

Cathedral hockey vs. Algonquin

The Cathedral and Algonquin girls’ hockey teams square off at Cyr Arena Friday night. Five Panthers’ players hail from the Whip City. (Photo by Chris Putz)

Cathedral goalie Lexi Levere (of Westfield) makes a save against Algonquin in a high school girls’ hockey game at Cyr Arena in Springfield Friday night. (Photo by Chris Putz)

Cathedral’s Madison Pelletier patrols the team’s defensive zone during a girls’ hockey game against Algonquin at Cyr Arena Friday night. Pelletier is a Westfield native. (Photo by Chris Putz)

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES SATURDAY January 11

MONDAY January 13

WRESTLING DUALS Gateway included), 9:30 a.m. GIRLS’ HOCKEY (Cathedral/WHS/ Long.) at Leominster, Gardner, 5:30 p.m.

TUESDAY WEDNESDAY January 14 January 15 WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL INDOOR TRACK at East Longmeadow, Smith College, Northampton, 3:45 p.m. SWIMMING vs. Longmeadow, 4 p.m. SKIING – PVIAC Race, Berkshire East, 5 p.m. BOYS’ JV HOOPS vs. Sci-Tech, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ JV HOOPS vs. Longmeadow, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS vs. Sci-Tech, 7 p.m. GIRLS’ HOCKEY (Cathedral/WHS/ Long.) vs. Auburn, Cyr Arena, 7 p.m.

GIRLS’ V HOOPS vs. Longmeadow, 7 p.m.

WRESTLING at Ludlow, 7 p.m. BOYS’ JV HOCKEY at Simsbury, International Skating Center, 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY January 16

FRIDAY January 17

SKIING – PVIAC Race, Berkshire East, 5 p.m. GIRLS’ JV HOOPS vs. Northampton, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ V HOOPS vs. Northampton, 7 p.m.

INDOOR TRACK at Agawam, Smith College, Northampton, 3:45 p.m. SWIMMING vs. Amherst, 5 p.m. GIRLS’ JV HOOPS at Belchertown, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOCKEY at Minnechaug, Olympia Ice Center, West Springfield, 7 p.m. GIRLS’ V HOOPS at Belchertown 7 p.m.

SOUTHWICK-TOLLAND REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ JV HOOPS at Palmer, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS at Palmer, 7 p.m.

BOYS’ JV HOOPS at Belchertown, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ JV HOOPS vs. Smith Academy, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS at Belchertown, 7 p.m. GIRLS’ V HOOPS vs. Smith Academy, 7 p.m.

GIRLS’ JV HOOPS at Franklin Tech, 5 p.m. GIRLS’ V HOOPS at Franklin Tech, 6:30 p.m.

SKIING – PVIAC Race, Berkshire East, 5 p.m. BOYS’ JV HOOPS vs. Pathfinder, 5 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS vs. Pathfinder, 6:30 p.m.

WRESTLING at Hampshire, 7 p.m.

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

BOYS’ JV HOOPS at Monson, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ JV HOOPS vs. Cathedral, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS at Monson, 7 p.m. GIRLS’ V HOOPS vs. Cathedral, 7 p.m.

SKIING – PVIAC Race, Berkshire East, 5 p.m. GIRLS’ JV HOOPS vs. Sci-Tech, 5 p.m. GIRLS’ V HOOPS vs. Sci-Tech, 6:30 p.m.

BOYS’ JV HOOPS at Franklin Tech, 5 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS at Franklin Tech, 6:30 p.m.

GATEWAY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING at Westfield Duals, 9:30 a.m.

WRESTLING at Franklin Tech, 7 p.m.

WESTFIELD VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ JV HOOPS at St. Mary, Wesfield Middle School South, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS at St. Mary, Westfield Middle School South, 7 p.m.

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

BOYS’ JV HOOPS at Franklin Tech, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS at Franklin Tech, 7 p.m.

SAINT MARY HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ JV HOOPS vs. Pioneer Valley Christian School, Westfield Middle School South, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS vs. Pioneer Valley Christian School, Westfield Middle School South, 7 p.m.

BOYS’ HOCKEY at Turners Falls, Collins/Moylan Arena, 6 p.m.

BOYS’ JV HOOPS vs. Westfield Voc-Tech, Westfield Middle School South, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOCKEY at Greenfield, Collins/Moylan Arena, 6:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS vs. Westfield VocTech, Westfield Middle School South, 7 p.m.

BOYS’ JV HOOPS at Holyoke Catholic, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ V HOOPS vs. St. Joe’s, Westfield Middle School North, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS at Holyoke Catholic, 7 p.m.

WESTFIELD STATE UNIVERSITY SCHEDULES

Ice Hockey DAY Saturday Tuesday Thursday Thursday Saturday Thursday Saturday

DATE OPPONENT Jan. 11 FRAMINGHAM STATE Jan. 14 at Southern New Hampshire Jan. 16 SALEM STATE Jan. 23 at Fitchburg State Jan. 25 at UMass Dartmouth Jan. 30 WORCESTER STATE Feb. 1 PLYMOUTH STATE

Thursday

Feb. 6

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

at Framingham State

Men’s Basketball DAY Saturday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Thursday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Thursday Saturday

DATE Jan. 11 Jan. 18 Jan. 21 Jan. 25 Jan. 28 Feb. 1 Feb. 4 Feb. 6 Feb. 11 Feb. 15 Feb. 18 Feb. 22 Feb. 25 Feb. 27 March 1

OPPONENT at Bridgewater State at Salem State WORCESTER STATE MCLA at Fitchburg State at Framingham State BRIDGEWATER STATE at Western Connecticut SALEM STATE at Worcester State at MCLA FITCHBURG STATE MASCAC Quarterfinals MASCAC Semi-finals MASCAC Championship

TIME 3:00 3:00 7:30 3:00 7:30 3:00 7:30 7:00 7:30 3:00 7:30 3:00 TBA TBA TBA

Saturday Saturday Thursday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday

Feb. 8 Feb. 15 Feb. 20 Feb. 22 Feb. 25 March 1 March 4 March 8

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

DATE OPPONENT

Sunday Jan. 19 Jan. 25 Saturday Saturday Feb. 1 Friday Feb. 14 Saturday Feb. 15 Sunday Feb. 16

Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 4 Indianapolis 45, Kansas City 44 New Orleans 26, Philadelphia 24 Sunday, Jan. 5 San Diego 27, Cincinnati 10 San Francisco 23, Green Bay 20 Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 11 New Orleans at Seattle, 4:35 p.m. (FOX) Indianpolis at New England, 8:15 p.m. (CBS) Sunday, Jan. 12 San Francisco at Carolina, 1:05 p.m. (FOX)

San Diego at Denver, 4:40 p.m. (CBS) Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 19 AFC, 3 p.m. (CBS) NFC, 6:30 p.m. (FOX) Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 26 At Honolulu TBD, 7:30 p.m. (NBC)

Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2 At East Rutherford, N.J. AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6:30 p.m. (FOX)

TIME

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

1:00 1:00 1:00

7:35

NFL PLAYOFF GLANCE

Women’s Swimming & Diving DAY

5:35 7:35

in the next

TOD

AY

American Profile

Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track and Field DAY DATE OPPONENT Jan. 18 Coast Guard Invitational Saturday Jan. 25 Springfield College Invitational Saturday Feb. 1 Dartmouth College Invitational Saturday Feb. 8 MIT/Boston University Invitationals Saturday Saturday Feb. 15 MASCAC/Alliance Championships Feb. 21-22 New England Division III Finals Fri.-Sat.

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

Fri.-Sat Feb. 28 All New England Championships March 1 March 7-8 ECAC Division III Championships Fri.-Sat March 14-15 NCAA Division III Championships Fri.-Sat.

Boston University Reggie Lewis Center @Devaney Center Lincoln, NE

Women’s Basketball DAY

DATE OPPONENT

TIME

Saturday

Jan. 11

at Bridgewater State

1:00

Tuesday

Jan. 14

at Castleton State

6:00

Saturday

Jan. 18

at Salem State

1:00

Tuesday

Jan. 21

WORCESTER STATE

5:30

Saturday

Jan. 25

MCLA

1:00

Tuesday

Jan. 28

at Fitchburg State

5:30

Saturday

Feb. 1

at Framingham State

1:00

Tuesday

Feb. 4

BRIDGEWATER STATE

5:30

Tuesday

Feb. 11

SALEM STATE

5:30

Saturday

Feb. 15

at Worcester State

1:00

Tuesday

Feb. 18

at MCLA

5:30

Saturday

Feb. 22

FITCHBURG STATE

1:00

Tuesday

Feb. 25

MASCAC Quarterfinals

TBA

Thursday

Feb. 27

MASCAS Semifinals

TBA

Saturday

March 1

MASCAC Championship

TBA

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QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

SPEED FREAKS A couple questions we had to ask — ourselves Getty Images/JAMEY PRICE

If his TV gig ever disappears, maybe he can sell you a Buick. Testing, testing … can anyone hear me out there?

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Will this be the official face of Junior this week? We’ll see soon. When you hear the words “testing at Daytona,” what comes to mind? GODSPEAK: It’s time to take down the Christmas tree, put away the holiday lights and call in the dogs. KEN’S CALL: I always wonder who’ll show up with a new hair color, or perhaps a nip or tuck to help stave off Father Time.

What’s your favorite Daytona testing memory? GODSPEAK: After Derrike Cope crashed into Ken Schrader, who was coming up to speed from pit road. Said Schrader: “It was my fault. I forgot he was an idiot.” KEN’S CALL: The sight of Cal Wells’ team — new to the Cup Series about 15 years ago — breaking out laptops and real-time telemetry in the garage. Nothing has ever been the same.

What are you looking for during this week’s Cup test? GODSPEAK: What will Dale Earnhardt Jr. look like? Will he be sporting the full beard or be completely whisker-free? It’s always fun to see how he starts the season. KEN’S CALL: I can’t wait to see the Stewart-Haas team huddle during the lunch break. Someone needs to click that “Before” picture.

Jamie McMurray, as usual, gets a jump on the racing season in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Plenty on McMurray’s plate as season looms Jamie McMurray didn’t make the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase playoffs, but he had a pretty solid season at Earnhardt Ganassi Racing. McMurray, who survived the cuts and personnel changes made by car owner Chip Ganassi, scored nine top-10 finishes, including an “upset” victory at Talladega Superspeedway in October. The 37-year-old driver finished the season 15th in points and will start 2014 with a little tuneup race called the Rolex 24 at Daytona. He’ll co-drive a Daytona Prototype in the twice-around-theclock endurance race. Until then, except for a two-day Cup test at Daytona, McMurray plans to lie low with his young family and enjoy the downtime from the Cup Series, which runs from February through November. As McMurray gets older, the winter break seems shorter. Only two days after the Cup Series awards banquet in Las Vegas, race teams were called to Charlotte Motor Speedway for a NASCAR-mandated test to sort out 2014 rules. “The break seemed really short this year,” McMurray told NASCAR This Week during a sports-car test session at Daytona last weekend. “I think some of it has to do with the Charlotte test that was thrown in there. We did it twice, because it got rained out two days. It took up half a week. “That’s normally a week when nothing is going on. It is what it is. When you can take your family with you each week, it’s not

that big of a deal, but the break did seem awfully short to me.” McMurray is excited about Daytona, since restrictor-plate race victories seem to come in streaks. Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson swept both plate races at Daytona last season. McMurray is the last driver with a plate win. “When I look at plate racing, for me and a lot of guys, it goes in streaks,” McMurray said. “Those streaks include winning and wrecking. I hope I’m on a streak of winning.” McMurray won the infamous 2010 Daytona 500, which was delayed twice for pothole repairs in Turns 1 and 2. He said a second 500 victory would put him in the elite company of multitime winners. “When you get to do something a second time, you savor it more, you take in more,” McMurray said. “For me, it will be a different experience than when I won it the first time.” But before he straps into the No. 1 Chevrolet for 2014 Speedweeks, he will compete in the No. 01 Ford Riley in the Rolex 24. The endurance race gets him excited for the season ahead. “Chip has the team to beat every year,” McMurray said. “I can’t wait for the race and get in the car because it’s such a different event.”

International Speedway Corp./ MIKE MEADOWS

Jamie McMurray survived all the turnover following the 2013 season. A win at Talladega helped his cause.

Several, actually. For starters, there’s the issue of familiarity — some drivers are new to their teams, some drivers are new to the Cup Series. It generally takes a while to get it all sorted out in your head, and preseason testing is the first step. Along those lines, it’ll be our first chance to see the new Stewart-Haas gang all together, playing nice (we assume). Combine Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick, Danica Patrick and Kurt Busch, and suddenly your holiday family gatherings seem downright peaceful and comforting, don’t they?

How old is Darrell Waltrip? Finally old enough to drive a Buick, it appears. A recent press release from Tennessee tells us that ol’ DW just opened a Buick GMC dealership in Franklin — it’s the latest addition to the Darrell Waltrip Automotive Group. “Ironically,” Waltrip says in the press release, “two of the best years I ever had in racing was driving a Buick (198182).” We trust this is simply the latest evidence of someone misusing the word “ironically” when he’d be better off saying “coincidentally” — either that, or DW is insinuating Buicks aren’t fast. And come to think of it, when was the last time you saw a Buick in the left lane zipping through interstate traffic?

As we speak, he’s probably getting a fresh haircut, because the Fox crew will do 12 hours of testing coverage this week (two days of Cup testing, one day of Nationwide). Chances are, Larry McReynolds is already in the east banking taking track temperatures.

Any other TV news? Just this bit of insider scuttlebutt: Allen Bestwick will need to narrow his focus a bit. The longtime NASCAR broadcaster (radio, TV, play-by-play, pits, studio, etc.) will stay with ESPN after the 2014 season (ESPN’s last under its current NASCAR deal) as he transitions into the Worldwide Leader’s lead broadcaster for its IndyCar coverage. Bestwick begins that role this year while keeping his NASCAR duties at ESPN, and next year becomes solely an IndyCar guy, which isn’t as easy as it may sound, given how IndyCars are faster and have less sheet metal, therefore making it tougher to determine who’s who in heavy traffic. But since much less folks are watching, a mess-up isn’t as noticeable.

Six days of NASCAR preseason testing at Daytona International Speedway runs from Thursday through next Tuesday — two days each for the three national touring series. Come to us for all the updates (including speeds) at news-journalonline.com. news-journalonline. com/nascar @nascardaytona Do you have questions or comments about NASCAR This Week? Contact Godwin Kelly at godwin.kelly@newsjrnl.com or Ken Willis at ken. willis@news-jrnl.com

Any particular theme heading into the two days of Daytona preseason testing?

Is DW in the Service Department prepping ’98 LeSabres for resale, or keeping his TV job?

PRESEASON THUNDER

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Loud and clear. For those of us who live within several miles of NASCAR’s “home track” at Daytona, that rumble and deep bellowing we hear this time of year signals an approaching season. In more peaceful parts of the world, it may be the first chirp of a blue jay, heralding springtime and the opening of the great outdoors (naturally, that’s assuming a colder locale . . . not to mention assuming that blue jays chirp). In these parts, the baritone blasts trumpet an onrushing race season.

Godwin Kelly is the Daytona Beach NewsJournal’s motorsports editor and has covered NASCAR for 30 years. Reach him at godwin.kelly@news-jrnl.com

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Time to put new faces with new places During the Thursday-Friday preseason test session at Daytona International Speedway, fans will get their first look at several drivers in different rides for the 2014 season. Some teams and drivers are still trying to piece together their plans for the upcoming season, but below are confirmed changes for teams that have announced intentions to run a full 2014 Cup Series campaign: KEVIN HARVICK: Replaces Ryan Newman at StewartHaas Racing, car number switches to the No. 4. RYAN NEWMAN: Replaces Jeff Burton at Richard Childress Racing. KYLE LARSON: Replaces Juan Pablo Montoya at Earnhardt Ganassi Racing. AJ ALLMENDINGER: Replaces Bobby Labonte at JTG Daugherty Racing. MARTIN TRUEX: Replaces Kurt Busch at Furniture Row Racing. MICHAEL ANNETT: Replaces Dave Blaney at Tommy Baldwin Racing. KURT BUSCH: Joins new fourth team at Stewart-Haas Racing (No. 41). AUSTIN DILLON: Joins new fourth team at Richard Childress Racing (No. 3). BRIAN VICKERS: Moves from part time to full time at Michael Waltrip Racing. MICHAEL MCDOWELL: Replaces Scott Speed at Leavine Family Racing.

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Dear Annie: I am the manager of a small bakery. I’ve had the same employee, “Sue,” for the past nine years. She is lazy and uninvolved, and I gave her a so-so review. Much to my surprise, Sue was promoted to management in another facility. I was happy for her achievement, until I heard she was telling others that she was doing the majority of my work, including ordering supplies. She added that I was suffering from Alzheimer’s and couldn’t remember anything. None of this is true. I think it may have been prompted by my less than stellar review. Since Sue has been promoted, she has been asking me a lot of questions about how to do her job, because she is clueless. She doesn’t know that I am aware of her nasty comments. Last week, another co-worker told me that Sue is bullying her assistant and making her do the majority of her work. She is already making enemies there, and because of her lack of supervision, the bakery is becoming filthy and a potential health hazard. Should I keep quiet about what I know or contact human resources (anonymously) and report her misconduct, as a few employees have suggested? I am retiring soon and don’t really need the drama. -- Caught in the Middle Dear Caught: You have nothing to report other than hearsay from co-workers. You have not witnessed any of this firsthand, and you don’t know whether it is true. The fact that Sue calls you for help is meaningless. Many employees rely on others when given new responsibilities. The negative things you already know about Sue were in your review. They promoted her anyway. You can complain about the condition of the bakery, but Sue’s new co-workers should be the ones to take responsibility for complaining to human resources now. Dear Annie: I have four adult children. I announced to all of them that I would not be holding Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners at my home and that they were welcome to spend the time with their in-laws. My oldest was hurt because she has no in-laws to go to. My son texted his middle sister to ask what was going on. My middle daughter was upset, saying I was allowing my youngest daughter to be the “winner.” My youngest daughter spent both days at a local church feeding the needy. Why was my family separated? Because my middle and youngest are not speaking to each other. When one of them is hurt or angry, they hurl vicious insults at each other. I feel bad about this, but I refuse to sit at a table with these uncaring adults and pretend that all is well. I had a nice TV dinner and a slice of sweet potato pie with whipped cream for the holidays. The losers in this mess are my grandchildren and I. I take responsibility for raising these people, but I will not allow them to ruin my day. -- June Dear June: If your children make your holiday celebrations frustrating and stressful, you do not have to include them. But how sad for all of you to spend these holidays separated or alone. Please give your children one more chance. Explain to them that nastiness will not be tolerated in your home and the first person to use an insult of any kind will be asked to leave. By now, they know you mean business. Dear Annie: I loved your answer to “Last-Minute Hostess,” whose stepson and his family always show up hours late for Thanksgiving dinner. Here’s how I would respond to those who arrive late: “You’re just in time for a piece of pie!” I bet they won’t show up late the next time. -- Fort Myers, Fla. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column.

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Sons of Erin Colleen Contest Applications Available WESTFIELD - Applications for the 33rd annual Colleen Contest are now available at the Sons of Erin Club located at 22 William Street, Westfield and also at Westfield High School, Westfield Voc-tech High School, St. Mary’s High School, Gateway Regional High School and Southwick-Tolland Regional School.   Applications must be postmarked by January 14. Interested contestants must be between the ages of 17 and 22, of Irish Heritage, have never been married and have no children.  Applicants must be a resident of Westfield, Southwick, Granville, Blandford, Chester, Huntington, Montgomery, Russell or a daughter of a member of the Sons of Erin.  The Colleen and her court will represent the Sons of Erin and Westfield at various events in 2014 including the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  Among other prizes, the Colleen will receive a voucher for a trip to Ireland. The Colleen Ball will be held on Friday, February 7, 2014 at Chez Joseph in Agawam, Ma.  Tickets will be available soon at the Sons of Erin.

Mohegan Sun Bus Trip $18.00 per person Monday January 13, 2014 Bus Leaves Southwick Town Hall 8 a.m. sharp Bus will leave Mohegan Sun 3:30pm for 5:00 arrival at Town Hall Includes $15 meal credit and $20 in Big 6 Wheel free bets (subject to change without notice) To reserve seats contact Cara at P&R 413-569-5701 Or email: parkandrec@southwickma.net

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SOUTHWICK - The Southwick Public Library and its Friends Association have 15 area passes/discounts available for check out to its adult patrons in good standing.   Each pass is allowed out for two days, may be checked out by a family once per month, and are $5 per day past due. The library’s passes/discounts include: the Springfield Museums, Amelia Park Children’s Museum, The New Children’s Museum in West Hartford and Roaring Brook Nature Center, Eric Carle Museum, Connecticut Trolley Museum, MA State Parks Pass, Connecticut Science Center, and the U.S.S. Constitution, Boston. The Friends of the Library passes/discounts include:  the Basketball Hall of Fame, Magic Wings, Mystic Seaport, New England Air Museum, Zoo at Forest Park, Holyoke Children’s Museum, and Norman Rockwell Museum.

Westfield GED Program Announces Spring Classes WESTFIELD -Westfield Community Education (WCE), an area community youth and adult, alternative evening education program of Domus Inc. will be holding an “Open Registration Night” on January 14 at the Westfield Athenaeum beginning at 5:30pm in the Lang Auditorium. Candidates will complete paperwork and take an assessment. Classes are 30 weeks in length and begin January 21. Three levels of classes are offered in addition to a Computer Literacy and Career Development course which are available to all residents of Greater Westfield. Classes are free with a small charge for the text To date this year, 44 area residents have received their high school equivalency diploma through WCE. For more information, contact 568-1044 or go to www.westfield-ged.org Sustaining support for WCE is provided by The Beveridge Family Foundation, the City of Westfield CDBG, the Westfield Athenaeum, Westfield Bank Future Easthampton CanFund, You Help Sarah? Savings Bank, Kiwanis Club of Westfield, First Niagara Bank, Shurtleff Children’s Services, Western Mass Hospital, Berkshire Bank, and Babson Capital.

WESTFIELD - Starting January 18, the Boys and Girls Club will now be opening their pool on Saturday mornings from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. for a public swim. Kids and adults of all ages are welcome to participate. The cost is only $5 per family. In addition to the public swim, the club will also be offering Saturday swimming lessons. For $30, kids ages 2.5 to 5 can take Tiny Bubbles swimming lessons for 4 Saturdays in a row from 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. For $50, kids ages 6 and up can take swimming lessons for 4 Saturdays in a row from noon to 12:45 p.m. Participating children get to have fun and make new friends while they learn how to kick and paddle across the pool. The class is instructed as a whole, but due to the small class size each child is given individual one-to-one time depending on their needs and abilities. Children are taught how to properly breathe in the water and how to do simple dives. Most importantly, children are taught techniques to keep them safe when they get close to the deep end. To enroll your child in swimming lessons, or to learn more about the club’s new Saturday swimming opportunities for children and adults, please contact Kellie Brown or Lerryn Godden at 413-562-2301 or visit our website at www. BGCWestfield.org.

Abner Gibbs Raffle WESTFIELD - Abner Gibbs Elementary School is holding a calendar raffle fundraiser in celebration of the school turning 100 years old. 100 days of prizes to celebrate 100 years of quality education at Abner Gibbs Elementary School. Calendars are available for purchase at the school office 413-572-6418. Cash or checks made payable to Abner Gibbs PTO are acceptable forms of payment. Each calendar is $10 and there are many fabulous prizes provided by our local community donators. Drawings began January 1 and will end April 10. Winning entries will be placed back into drawing. Winners will be contacted by phone and prize pickup will be during school hours in the office.

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Spectacular mountain views. Builders home - over 3,000 sq. ft. with an additional 1,700 sq. ft. finished walk-out basement. 9 rooms, 3 bdrms, 3.5 baths, 2.5 car garage. New roof. $449,000 Kris Cook

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413.244.1143 0265 Firewood SEASONED FIREWOOD 100% hardwood. Stacking available. Cut, split, delivered. (128cu.ft.) Volume discounts. Call for pricing. Hollister's Firewood (860)653-4950.

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

0340 Apartment WESTFIELD 3 BEDROOM, kitchen, livingroom, bath, 2nd floor. $950/month plus utilities. First, last, security. (413)250-4811.

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

5 ROOM, 3 bedroom, completely renovated Westfield/Russell area, country setting. NEW stove, refrigerator and heating unit. Large yard, parking. $895/month. No pets please. Call today, won't last. (413)3483431. GRANVILLE, QUIET, SECURE location. 2 bedroom, 2nd floor, utilities, laundry hookups. $800/month. New Year's Special. (413)231-2015. WESTBRIDGE TOWNHOUSES, 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, full basement. $800/month plus utilities. (413)562-2295. WESTFIELD Beautiful 2 bedroom townhouse, clean, quiet, 1-1/2 bath, carpeting, appliances, hot water included. Very reasonable heat cost. Sorry no pets. From $795/month. Call for more information (860)485-1216 Equal Housing Opportunity WESTFIELD 1 bedroom apartments, large closets, free heat and hot water included, laundry, parking. Possible pet. $785/month. (413)562-2266.

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

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WESTFIELD, 2nd floor, 2 bedroom, kitchen, living room, bath, enclosed porch. No pets. $825/month plus utilities. First, last, security. (413)250-4811.

WESTFIELD reconditioned, 2 bedroom condo. $795/month W E S T F I E L D 2 & 3 b e d r o o m heat included. For sale or rent. available. Large yard, washer & Call (603)726-4595. dryer hook-up. No smoking. No WESTFIELD large 1 bedroom, pets. Off-street parking, quiet off Mill Street. First floor, re- n e i g h b o r h o o d . P l e a s e c a l l cently updated. $650/month plus ( 4 1 3 ) 5 1 9 - 7 2 5 7 . utilities. First, last, security re- WONDERFUL 1&2 bedroom quired. Available mid January. apartments in beautiful down(860)335-8377. town Westfield. Carpeting, AC, parking. Starting at $540/month. Call Debbie at (413)562-1429. WESTFIELD Large 3 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath on first floor. Lovely neighborhood off Western Ave. 0345 Rooms Hardwood and tile floors throughout. Newly renovated. HUNTINGTON 1 room with Garage. Washer/dryer hookup in heat, hot water, cable TV, air basement. Dianna (413)530- conditioning included. Refrigerator and microwave. $110/week. 7136. (413)531-2197.

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HUNTINGTON 1 room with heat, hot water, cable TV, air conditioning included. Refrigerator and microwave. $110/week. (413)531-2197.

MONTGOMERY 5 miles from WHS. Beautiful office. $350/month includes utilities and WiFi. 2 adjoining offices. $525/month. Call (413)9776277.

LARGE FURNISHED ROOM. Parking, bus route, walking dis- 0380 Vacation Rental tance to all amenities. $120/weekly. Responsible mature male preferred. Non- E N G L E W O O D , F L O R I D A . Lovely home for vacation rental. smoker. (413)348-5070. Two bedroom, two bath, garage. ROOM TO RENT in a quiet Close to beaches. Text/call for neighborhood. Kitchen and laun- details, 413-543-1976. dry privilege. Heat, A/C, utilities. Available now to non-smoker. $ 6 0 0 / m o n t h , W e s t f i e l d . 0400 Land (413)355-2338 or (413)5627341.

0350 Apt./House Sharing ROOMMATE WANTED to share mobile home. Please call for more information (413)5726708.

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

0400 Land

LAND FOR SALE in West Springfield-Tatham Section. Building 100ft. by 314ft., $40,000. Call for details (413)495-2059.

0410 Mobile Homes CHICOPEE, Bluebird. Remodeled throughout, 2 bedrooms, 12'x51' + 10'x12' + 8'x16' p o r c h , w i t h a l u m i n u m r o of $53,500. (413) 593-9961. DASAP.MHVILLAGE.COM.

0440 Services A1 ODD JOBS/HANDYMAN. Debris removal, landscaping, garage/attic cleansouts, interior and exterior painting, power washing, basic carpentry and plumbing. All types of repair work and more. (413)562-7462.

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0339 Landlord Services DASHE-INTEL Comprehensive Landlord Services Tenant screening including criminal background and credit checks. Call Steve or Kate (413)5791754 www.Dashe-Intel.com

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Electrician

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

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

Home Improvement

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

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

(413)543-3100. Lic# A7625.

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

Hauling

Computers

A DUMP TRUCK. Attic, cellars, yard, scrap metal removal. Seasoned FireCOMPUTER HELP AVAILABLE. In wood. (413)569-1611, (413)374-5377. home training. Network setup, data recovery and much more. For more inforA.R.A. JUNK REMOVAL SERVICE. mation call John (413)568-5928. Furniture, trash, appliances. Full house cleanouts, basements, attics, yards. Drywall Furnace and hot water heater removal. T-BEST DRYWALL. Complete profes- 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE. sional drywall at amateur prices. Our Free estimate on phone. Senior disceilings are tops! Call Mike 413-821- count. Call Pete (413)433-0356. www.arajunkremoval.com. 8971. Free estimates. KINGER PAINT & DRYWALL. Interior, exterior, ceiling repair, drywall damage, cabinet refinishing, specializing in textured ceilings. Fully insured. Call (413)579-4396.

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

BRUNO ANTICO BUILDING REMODELING.Kitchens, additions, decks, rec rooms, more. Prompt, reliable service, free estimates. Mass Registered #106263, licensed & insured. Call Bruno, (413)562-9561. C&N CARPENTRY. Suspended ceilings, home improvements and remodeling. Licensed and insured. Call (413)262-9314. 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.

House Painting

Plumbing & Heating

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

NICK GARDNER PLUMBING, WELDING & MECHANICAL SERVICES. Professional, reliable service. MA Lic. #PL31893-J. Certified Welding. Insured. Call (413)531-2768 Nick7419@comcast.net

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

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

DELREO HOME IMPROVEMENT for all your exterior home improvement needs. Roofing, siding, windows, decks and gutters. Call for free quote. Extensive references, fully licensed & insured in MA. & CT. www.delreohomeimprovement.com Call Gary A NEW LOOK FOR 2014. Let Home Decor help. Interior painting and wallDelcamp (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, TOM DISANTO Home Improvements - (413)626-8880. The best choice for all interior and exterior building and remodeling. Specializing in the design and building of residential additions, since 1985. Kitchens, baths, siding, windows, decks, porches, sun- PROFESSIONAL PAINTING & WALLrooms, garages. License #069144. MA PAPERING. Quality workmanship at low, Reg. #110710. FREE ESTIMATES, low prices. Interior/Exterior Painting & REFERENCES, FULLY INSURED. Call Staining, Wallpaper, Ceiling Repair & Tom (413)568-7036. Spray. Free Estimates. Call Steve at (413)386-3293.

PAUL MAYNARD CONSTRUCTION. All your carpentry needs. Remodeling specialty. Additions, garages, decks, siding. Finish trim, window replaceHome Improvement ment. Kitchens designed by Prestige. AMR BUILDING & REMODELING. (413)386-4606. Sunrooms, decks, additions, bathrooms, window and door replacements and more. MA. Reg. #167264. Licensed and fully insured. Call Stuart RICHTER HOME Building & Remodeling. Specializing in home improveRichter (413)297-5858. ment services. Roofs, windows,

Landscaping/Lawn Care

Roofing

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.

ALL CALLS RETURNED! Fall SNOWPLOWING, SNOW BLOWING, cleanups, curb side leaf pickups, mow- SHOVELING. Call Accurate Lawn ing, aerating, overseeding, dethatching, Services, (413)579-1639. mulch & trimming. Free estimates. Ask for Mel (413)579-1407. Tree Service LEAVES -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 www.BusheeEnterprises.com for all of our services! Bushee Enterprises, LLC. (413)569-3472.

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 #0633464. Call Dave Richter for an esYARD CLEANUP, thatching, leaf brush timate (413)519-9838.

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

Home Maintenance

CONRAD TREE SERVICE. Expert removal, hedge/tree trimming, mulch/stone, mowing. Call Accurate tree removal. Prompt estimates. Crane work. Insured. “After 34 Lawncare, (413)579-1639. years, we still work hard at being #1.” (413)562-3395.

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.

Masonry

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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