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VOL. 86 NO. 11


City employee retires after nearly four decades on the job

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Board members Linda Saltus and Jayne Mulligan gave a status report on the renovations at the Westfield Athenaeum to the CPC Thursday. (Photo by Amy Porter)

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By DAN DESROCHERS Correspondent WESTFIELD—State police arrested one after a car chase ended with a three-car accident and a home being struck by a vehicle. State police civilian spokesman Dave Procopio said police arrested Boyd Norman, 42, of Westfield, after he attempted to evade police along Routes 10 and 202, in the downtown area of the city just before 11 p.m. Thursday night. Police reported that Norman is facing multiple charges, including leaving the scene of property damage, malicious destruction of property over $250, resisting arrest and operating under the influence of alcohol. According to Procopio, a state police officer assigned to the Westfield State Police Barracks was traveling northbound on North Elm Street in Westfield, when the officer reportedly heard a “loud revving of an engine and exhaust noise,” and saw that a 2003 Subaru Forester was traveling in the opposite direction at a high rate of speed. The officer did not have a speed Michael Liptak stands next to his snowblowing machine

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Community Preservation Committee reviews open space proposals

Westfield Athenaeum progress report given to Community Preservation Committee By AMY PORTER Correspondent WESTFIELD – Jayne Mulligan and Linda Saltus, board members of the Westfield Athenaeum, gave a status report on the building project to the Community Preservation Committee on Thursday. They said the asbestos has been removed, and they are in the process of design work for new sprinklers. The installation work will begin next week, and is expected to last six weeks. The asbestos remediation and sprinkler installation required major moves for the staff and materials


One arrested after police chase leads to car crashing into house

By DAN DESROCHERS Correspondent WESTFIELD–If you’ve driven during snowstorms the last few years, chances are you’ve seen Michael Liptak clearing the white stuff off the bridges in the city–but not anymore. Liptak retired Jan. 13, after 36 years working for the city of Westfield in the Department of Public Works. He started his career as a mechanic for the Westfield Highway Department before transferring to the Land and Natural Resources Department, where he continued as a mechanic. In honor of Liptak’s services, the Department of Public Works held a luncheon in his honor, where he received recognition from the city for his dedication. “I’m overwhelmed,” Liptak said during the luncheon, “I’m going to miss all my guys.” However, Liptak–who was visibly happy during his retirement party–said that there is one thing that he will miss the See Liptak, Page 8

“If you want to inspire confidence, give plenty of statistics — it does not matter that they should be accurate, or even intelligible, so long as there is enough of them.”

The building set for demolition at 2 Central St.

City seeks bids for demolition By DAN DESROCHERS Correspondent WESTFIELD—The city is seeking bids for the destruction of a nearly 100-year-old building to create more parking in the downtown area. The Office of Community Development in Westfield is requesting bids for a contract to demolish 2 Central St. The bids are due by Jan. 25, at 2 p.m., with demolition expected to occur by the end of March. The demolition will make way for more parking downtown, and is being done in conjunction with the Gaslight District renovations, but is not part of that project. “The project is completely funded by grant money, no money from the city is going in,” Westfield Mayor Brian Sullivan said about the demolition. The grant money is coming from the state’s slum and blight removal program. The cost for the building purchase was around $80,000 and demolition is estimated to cost about $140,000, and will include asbestos removal and environmental clean-up. The building was constructed in 1920, and has had a lengthy history with the city. It has housed a Gold’s Gym, a taxi company and also as the Power Company Gym, a place where Dean and Dave Liptak—also known as the Power Company from World Championship Wrestling (WCW)—trained for wrestling, as well as trained aspiring wrestlers.

By AMY PORTER Correspondent WESTFIELD – The Community Preservation Committee held its quarterly meeting on Thursday. Jay Vinskey, principal planner for the city gave a report on Community Preservation Act funds available at this time. Vinskey said there is 1.18 million available, divided into different categories. CPA funds may be used to acquire and preserve land for open space and recreation, preserve and restore historical resources or support community housing. Vinskey said currently the allocation for historical preservation is depleted, but there is $770,000 available for open space, and also undesignated money remaining. “There are two open space projects before you tonight,” Vinskey said. New and pending applications to be reviewed were the Baker property at 466 Montgomery Road for $179,900 and the Furrowtown property at 88 Furrowtown Road for $250,000. The Baker property is 40 acres of farmland contiguous to another 27 acres the Bakers had previously donated to Westfield. The fair market value of the property, according to Vinskey is estimated at $210,000. The appraisal of $170,000 See Open Space, Page 7

John Masuck of R. Levesque Associates presents the 88 Furrowtown Road proposal to the Community Preservation Committee on Thursday.

The Best Films from the Tribeca Film Festival 2016 By CHRISTINE CONNALLON and MIKE PERCIACCANTE Correspondents Celebrating its 15th year of bringing the best and brightest to movie goers, the Tribeca Film Festival 2016 showcased gems in both feature and short length categories. With 101 features and documentaries, 72 shorts and 77 world premieres, the possibilities were endless. Founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2002 following the attacks on the World Trade Center as a way to help the economic growth of the hard hit downtown region through storytelling and culture, the Tribeca Film Festival is one of the brightest points of the year for the thousands who flock to enjoy the films and events, both in person and online. Let’s look back at some of the highlights from the festival as we begin to plan for the wonder that is sure to be TFF 2017.

Contemporary Color: Directed by Bill and Turner Ross, this fascinating documentary focuses on iconic musician David Byrne and an incredible project he spearheaded, celebrating the art of the Color Guard. Byrne cultivated an incredible event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, inviting friends like Saint Vincent, Nelly Furtado and Ira Glass to collaborate on original pieces with 10 Color Guard teams from North America. Elvis and Nixon: Director Liza Johnson is at the helm of this incredible film featuring the mega-watt talents of Michael Shannon as Elvis and Kevin Spacey as Nixon. When Elvis shows up on the White House lawn just before Christmas of 1970 expecting to be deputized into the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs by the President, the wild ride has just begun! Image Courtesy of the Tribeca Film Festival.

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For a good cause Joshua and Jessica Redfern (right) along with Julie and Nabil Hannoush (center) hand Tammi Lewis (left) a check for $4775 to help her with the fire that destroyed her house last month. Joshua recruited the Hannoush family to start a gofundme page which was very successful. Westfield came together to help a family in need. The check was presented at the Shortstop bar and grill.

Humason Seeking Interns For District Office WESTFIELD – State Senator Don Humason is seeking interns to help with constituent service and legislative work in his District Office, located at 64 Noble Street in Westfield. “Every day is unique in my office, which makes for a great opportunity to learn about our government and develop new skills,” said Senator Don Humason. “In addition to the quality constituent services we provide every day, we’ll be starting a new session in the Senate that will bring a flurry of legislative activity to my office that makes for an exciting time for anyone interested in government.” The ideal intern is a college student who receives school credit for a structured internship experience. Preference will be given to individuals who live in the 2nd Hampden and Hampshire District Positions, which are unpaid and non-partisan, are available immediately. A resume, references, or writing sample may be required. Those interested may contact Senator Humason’s District Chief of Staff, Andrew Renfro, for more information by calling (413) 568-1366. Senator Humason represents the 2nd Hampden and Hampshire District, consisting of the cities of Agawam, Easthampton, Holyoke and Westfield, parts of the city of Chicopee, and the towns of Granville, Montgomery, Russell, Southampton, Southwick and Tolland. Senator Humason maintains a district office for the convenience of his constituents and encourages them to contact him at his district office at 64 Noble Street in Westfield, Massachusetts 01085, (413) 568-1366; or his Boston office, State House, Room 313A, Boston, Massachusetts 02133, (617) 722-1415. His email address is

What are the odds? Mom, dad, son all share a birthday Luke and Hillary Gardner never have a problem remembering each other’s birthday. After all, the husband and wife were born the same day. And so was their son, 27 years later this past December. The odds of that happening are about one in 133,000, statisticians say. And that’s a lot less likely than getting hit by lightning sometime in your lifetime, which some put at roughly one in 12,000. They weren’t aiming at a joint birthday when their son Cade Lee Gardner was conceived, said Luke Gardner, an assistant pastor at a Baptist church in northeast Mississippi and a student at a nearby campus of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. “I really didn’t even put it together until we got pregnant,” he said in a telephone interview Wednesday. “Then we realized, ‘Oh, wow!’” Using a smartphone app, he said, his wife calculated a due date of Dec. 15, three days before their joint birthday. Her obstetrician called it for Dec. 19. So the couple from Baldwyn, Mississippi, got in some exercise to try to hurry the baby up a bit. The night of Dec. 17, Gardner said, “we went walking” around the parking lot at First Baptist Church of Baldwyn, where Gardner is outreach pastor. Whether or not the exercise sped things up, Cade was born at 10:01 a.m. on Dec. 18 —

exactly 27 years after his parents’ birthdate. “Hillary is exactly six hours older than me,” Luke Gardner said. She was born at 8:10 a.m. and her husband at 2:10 p.m. on Dec. 18, 1989. They learned about their shared birthday before they started dating, while just part of a group of friends who hung out together. “I saw it on a Facebook page first and asked about it,” Gardner said. “I couldn’t really believe it when I saw it. I had to confirm it with her.” The chance of meeting someone born the same day as you is one in 365, explained Tumulesh Solanky, chair of the math department at the University of New Orleans. He said the chance of two people being born on the same day and having a baby on their birthday is about 1/365 times 1/365. “That comes out to .0000000751 — seven zeros and then 751,” or about 7.5 in a million, he said, which comes to about one in 133,000. Statisticians note that this ignores such factors as leap years and the fact that births are not evenly spaced throughout the year. Gardner joked that if he and Hillary Gardner have more children, they may have to try for December. “If we have any more kids, if we don’t get pregnant in March, we’ll have to wait till the next year,” he said.


Today is Saturday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2017. There are 351 days left in the year.


n Jan. 14, 1967, the Sixties’ “Summer of Love” unofficially began with a “Human Be-In,” a gathering of tens of thousands of young people for a counterculture event at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.


In 1784, the United States ratified the Treaty of Paris ending the Revolutionary War; Britain followed suit in April 1784. In 1814, the Treaty of Kiel ended hostilities between Denmark and Sweden, with Denmark agreeing to cede Norway to Sweden, something Norway refused to accept. In 1900, Puccini’s opera “Tosca” had its world premiere in Rome. In 1927, the Paramount silent romantic comedy “It,” starring Clara Bow (who became known as “The ‘It’ Girl”), had its world premiere in Los Angeles. In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and French General Charles de Gaulle opened a wartime conference in Casablanca. In 1952, NBC’s “Today” show premiered, with Dave Garroway as the host, or “communicator.” In 1954, Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were married at San Francisco City Hall. (The marriage lasted about nine months.) In 1963, George C. Wallace was sworn in as governor of Alabama with the pledge, “Segregation forever!” — a view Wallace later repudiated. Sylvia Plath’s novel “The Bell Jar” was published in London under a pseudonym less than a month before Plath committed suicide.

In 1969, 27 people aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, off Hawaii, were killed when a rocket warhead exploded, setting off a fire and additional explosions. In 1975, the House Internal Security Committee (formerly the House Un-American Activities Committee) was disbanded. In 1989, President Ronald Reagan delivered his 331st and final weekly White House radio address, telling listeners, “Believe me, Saturdays will never seem the same. I’ll miss you.” In 1994, President Bill Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed an accord to stop aiming missiles at any nation; the leaders joined Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk in signing an accord to dismantle the nuclear arsenal of Ukraine.

TEN YEARS AGO: President George W. Bush, facing opposition from both parties over his plan to send more troops to Iraq, said on CBS’ “60 Minutes” that he had the authority to act no matter what Congress wanted. On “Fox News Sunday,” Vice President Dick Cheney asserted that lawmakers’ criticism would not influence Bush’s plans, and he dismissed any effort to “run a war by committee.” Actress Darlene Conley, feisty fashion mogul Sally Spectra on “The Bold and the Beautiful,” died in Los Angeles at age 72.

FIVE YEARS AGO: Rescue workers scrambled aboard the stricken Costa Concordia cruise liner, seeking to help some 4,200 passengers a day after the ship ran aground and tipped over off Italy’s Tuscan coast; the death toll from the tragedy eventually reached 32. Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler won the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas.

ONE YEAR AGO: During a Republican presidential debate in North Charleston, South Carolina, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz clashed over the Texas senator’s eligibility to serve as commander in chief and the businessman’s “New York values.” Chicago city attorneys released a grainy 2013 surveillance video showing the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old black carjacking suspect by a white police officer. Attackers set off suicide bombs and exchanged gunfire outside a Starbucks cafe in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta in a brazen assault that left seven people dead. Actor Alan Rickman, 69, died in London. Rene Angelil, 73, Celine Dion’s husband and manager, died at his suburban Las Vegas home.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Blues singer Clarence Carter is 81. Singer Jack Jones is 79. Actress Faye Dunaway is 76. Actress Holland Taylor is 74. Actor Carl Weathers is 69. Singer-producer T-Bone Burnett is 69. Movie writer-director Lawrence Kasdan is 68. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Maureen Dowd is 65. Rock singer Geoff Tate (Queensryche) is 58. Movie writer-director Steven Soderbergh is 54. Actor Mark Addy is 53. Fox News Channel anchorman Shepard Smith is 53. Rapper Slick Rick is 52. Actor Dan Schneider is 51. Actress Emily Watson is 50. Actor-comedian Tom Rhodes is 50. Rock musician Zakk Wylde is 50. Rapper-actor LL Cool J is 49. Actor Jason Bateman is 48. Rock singer-musician Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) is 48. Actor Kevin Durand is 43. Actress Jordan Ladd is 42. Actor Ward Horton is 41. Retro-soul singer-songwriter Marc Broussard is 35. Rock singer-musician Caleb Followill (Kings of Leon) is 35. Actor Zach Gilford is 35. Rock musician Joe Guese (The Click Five) is 34. Actor Jonathan Osser is 28. Actor-singer Grant Gustin is 27.



Update from At Large Councilor and Council President Bean


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

Happy New Year to everyone! I wanted to take a moment to update you on one of my priorities as a City Councilor. For well over five years the Westfield Fire Department (WFD) has been working on plans for the renovations, update and expansion of the Little River Fire Station # 2. As of today we are now in the final stages of construction. The Westfield Fire Department (WFD) is a municipal organization with a primary mission to protect BRENT BEAN II lives and property from fire. However, throughout the years the mission and services provided have expanded and evolved. The general categories of service are currently: • fire suppression and investigation, • specialized rescue, fire prevention and education, • alarm communications, • emergency medical services via ‘Advance Life Support’, • hazardous materials mitigation The WFD is now positioned to start the inaugural process for the Westfield Little River Fire Sub-Station 2. Renovations and upgrades commenced on July, 7 2016. Once completed, the WFD will begin staffing the station to maintain a 24 hour, seven-days-a-week facility. With extraordinary support from everyone in the city, we will continue our move into 2017 as a world-class emergency services public safety facility in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The original building was erected in 1973, and in addition to the station being antiquated for modern firefighting and paramedic processes, it also had no air conditioning, had just one bathroom and needed windows and roof repair as well as other noticeable obvious upgrades. While all those issues are going to be addressed, they are also expanding the building to include more operation area, both for firefighters and for the community. This renovation upgrade will have a community room that

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


WESTFIELD School Committee at 5:30 pm Planning Board at 7 pm Commission for Citizens with Disabilities at 7 pm

BLANDFORD Assessor’s Meeting at 5 pm

TOLLAND School Committee at 7 pm

HUNTINGTON Conservation Commission at 7:30 pm


WESTFIELD Fire Commission at 6 pm Off-Street Parking Commission at 6 pm

BLANDFORD Finance Committee at 7 pm Board of Health Meeting at 7 pm Fire Department Meeting at 7 pm

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Update from Ward 1 Councilor Babinski

Update from At Large Councilor Allie

Happy and Healthy New Year wishes to all! Where did 2016 go? My first year as a city councilor was busy, educational, challenging and definitely exciting. It literally flew by. 2016 provided many opportunities for me to meet and work with several Ward 1 residents and I expect that 2017 will have more of the same. It has been my pleasure to serve as your representative. Thank you to all those who called, sent emails, attended my office hours and ward meetings, and kept on my case. I appreciated everyone’s willingness to share their concerns and MARY ANN BABINSKI ideas.Going forward, it is my intention to continue this dialog and to take advantage of every opportunity to engage and involve residents and business owners in Ward 1 and the city as a whole.Together, we can work to achieve and maintain a healthy, safe, sustainable and just community for all.I will continue to do my best to represent you and your concerns in the new year. There is much to do and I look forward to working with and for you going forward. One of the many highlights of the year for me was seeing more residents get actively involved in the process of local government. When it mattered most, neighbors got organized, got educated, spread the word and showed up to city meetings to address their concerns to city boards and council members. Their actions demonstrated the importance and effectiveness of public involvement in the process. Kudos to everyone who showed up in person, emailed city officials, did their homework, watched meetings on Channel 15 and stayed informed. You all were awesome and a very critical part of the process. Citizens exercising their right to be heard and their right to be involved in matters that directly impact their quality of life is always a good thing. Keep up the good work. Don’t ever give up. An engaged community always reaps positive outcomes for the city in general. At its best, a government of the people, by the people and for the people needs to connect with, listen to, engage with and, when appropriate, defer to the wishes of its residents. All citizens should have a voice and feel empowered to use it and the “powers that be” need to be receptive to their concerns. As we start 2017, issues will continue to be discussed and debated by City Council in the new year. Some I wish would start sooner than later, namely budget discussions. I invite residents to stay tuned in and I invite city officials to find more ways to engage citizens in discussions. If you haven’t already guessed, I am all about putting people before politics, power and profit. We need to be mindful that the first priority for the decisions we make should be to first do no harm to people and the environment. Elected officials need to support campaign acclamations that promise a safe, healthy, and improved quality of life for all residents in the city with actions. If we don’t, then those promises are simply a collection of empty meaningless

City Council Votes to Not Raise Property Tax


WESTFIELD City Council at 7 pm


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Sen. Markey to vote against Trump attorney general nominee administration of justice that we must demand from the nation's top law enforcement officer." Markey says Sessions' record reflects hostility to important constitutional rights intended to protect people of color, women, the LGBTQ community, and immigrants against discrimination and violence.

Municipal Electric Light Meeting at 7 pm

Library Trustees Meeting at 7:30 pm

I wish everyone a healthy and prosperous New Year. Last month, the City Council voted to not raise property taxes. After 9 consecutive years of tax increases, it was the right thing to do to help working families, small business owners and seniorsliving on fixed incomes. The city had 7.3 million dollars in its stabilization fund and 4.3 million dollars in free cash. At our December 1st,meeting, the Mayor proposed using 1.3 million dollars from free cash. Some councilors,including myself believed the city had sufficient funds on hand, and that DAN ALLIE taxpayers deserved a break. Atour December 15thmeeting, Mayor Sullivan announced he would use 2.3 million dollars from Free Cash to balance the budget. I would like to thank Mayor Sullivan for agreeing to not raise taxes, and for the efforts of our Finance Committee, City Councilors and others who worked on the budget and city finances. The residential rate will be $19.42 and the commercial rate $37.09.The city is currently at 89.4% of the levy ceiling, the maximum amount of property taxes allowed under Proposition 2 1/2.The levy ceiling is the total assessed value of real and personal property, plus new growth for the year, multiplied by 2.5%. Revenue from new growth is typically between $800,000 and $1,200,000. New homes starts, wages and property values have been relatively flat. According to Councilor Dave Flaherty, “The city should consider reducing the growth in the city budget, and look for new revenue sources and development, because even with a zero increase in levy limit next year, taxes could go up 3.42%. A 2.5% increase in taxes next year could result in taxes going up almost 6%.” The total payroll for the city is about 69 million. The city council was not given the costs for years 2 and 3 of the recent labor contract, but a 2.5% increase would cost about 1.725 million, plus longevity, step, and track increases of 750,000 for a total of 2.475 million, in year 2, and then again in year 3. However, the school department alone isprojecting a payroll increase of 2.3 million this year. This should make it obvious to everyone that if we fail to control spending growing faster than our ability to raise taxes, or residents ability to pay taxes, that we will have a issue unless we see an increase from local aid, free cash or an increase in revenue. Many people cannot afford higher property taxes. No government has ever taxed its citizens into prosperity. I believe our

See Babinski, Page 7

BOSTON (AP) — Sen. Edward Markey says he'll vote against Presidentelect Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama. The Massachusetts Democrat said Friday that a review of Sessions' record "demonstrates anything but the type of commitment to the equal and impartial


Markey contends Sessions has fought against civil rights, voting rights, immigration and criminal justice reform, commonsense gun control, and abortion rights. Also, Markey says he has no confidence Sessions is committed to justice for all Americans or that he will fight to defend the nation's most vulnerable.


BLANDFORD Zoning Board Meeting at 7 pm Selectmen’s Meeting at 7 pm

TOLLAND Men’s Coffee at PSC Building at 7:45 am

CHESTER Selectmen’s Meeting at 6 pm Board of Health at 6 pm

SOUTHWICK Board of Appeals Public Hearing - 6 Two States Ave at 7:15 pm

WESTFIELD Westfield School Committee Joint Meeting with Westfield Technical Academy General Advisory Committee at 6 pm Park & Rec at 7 pm

LOST & FOUND LOST:Poinsettia Christmas pin. Lost 12/3/16 possibly in Big Y or CVS on E Main St or WS house tour. Call or text 537-6242. (12-14) LOST: Searching for my second cousin Marjorie L. Hudson, daughter of Harold (proprietor of Front Page Cigar Company) and Phyllis Hudson, residing in Westfield at least into the late 1950’s. If you have any information, please contact Nancy Miller at 415-931-4339. (12-6) LOST: White handkerchief with blue embroidery. Between Pine Hill Cemetery and Mechanic St on 11/11/16. 413-562-2268. (11-14) FOUND: Cat, Grey, short hair cat. West Springfield - Dewey St./Sibley Ave. Please call: 732-4954 (11-08)

Yarn, quilt donations sought for homeless WESTFIELD — The Yarn Thread Store on School Street and The United Methodist Church are knitting blankets for the city’s homeless. They are looking for mature or partially finished blankets, that they will complete (non-wool material please!) Please contact Cynthia Hartdegen at 977-9217 or Joyce at The United Methodist Church at 568-5818.

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If the city allows Westfield State University to continue to hang banners as in past years.It would be great to have a local sign business to implement the hanging, replacement, and repairs . The local company would be more able to reflect the needs of both the city and university while employing taxpayers of the community.

Inaugural concert to feature Toby Keith, Jennifer Holliday By NANCY BENAC Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's inaugural welcome concert next week will feature country star Toby Keith, singer Jennifer Holliday and actor Jon Voight, organizers announced Friday. The names add some celebrity flavor to an inaugural lineup that so far has been noticeably short on star power, with organizers insisting that Trump himself is the celebrity in chief for this inaugural. Also performing at Thursday's "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration:" southern rockers 3 Doors Down, The Piano Guys, Lee Greenwood, DJ RaviDrums and The Frontmen of Country, featuring Tim Rushlow, Larry Stewart and Richie McDonald. "We're going to do something incredible," Trump said in a tweeted video promoting the concert. "That's going to be really fantastic." Trump himself also will speak at the concert at the Lincoln Memorial, which organizers said "will serve as a tribute to one of our greatest attributes, the peaceful transition of partisan power." The celebrity wattage for Trump's inaugural festivities doesn't rival that of Barack Obama's inaugurations, which attracted A-listers including Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Eva Longoria and Jennifer Hudson, among others. But Trump has insisted that's how he wants it, saying the swearing-in festivities should be about the people not the elites. Holliday is best known for her Tony-winning role in "Dreamgirls" on Broadway. Greenwood, whose signature song is "God Bless the U.S.A.," has performed for past GOP presidential inaugurals. Voight has been a vocal Trump supporter. Several prominent entertainers have declined invitations to perform at the Trump inaugural. Those set to perform at Trump's Jan. 20 swearing-in ceremony include singer Jackie Evancho, the Radio City Rockettes and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Evancho, who has caught some criticism for agreeing to perform at the inaugural, said she hoped her performance will "bring people together." "I hope to just kind of make everyone forget about rivals and politics for a second and just think about America and the pretty song that I'm singing," Evancho said in an interview to air Sunday on "CBS This Morning." The 16-year-old singer rejected the idea she was tacitly accepting Trump's agenda or intolerance for LGBT rights by agreeing to perform. Her sister, Juliet Evancho, was born Jacob and is transgender. Juliet Evancho told CBS that her sister was "singing for our country and it's an honor for her to be singing in front of so many people." "I feel that's really where I look at it," Juliet said. "And that's where I'm going to leave it right now." Singer Paul Anka, meanwhile, told TMZ he'd been in talks with the Trump team about singing "My Way" for the new president at an inaugural ball, with lyrics tailored to Trump, but that he had to scrap the plan because of family commitments. Anka, 75, said "My Way" was Trump's favorite song. Thursday's "welcome celebration" is a free concert that also will feature fireworks and military bands. It will be available for live broadcast. Prior to that concert, a separate "Voices of the People" program at the Lincoln Memorial will feature groups from around the country that applied to take part in the inauguration, such as high school bands, Cub Scouts, local choirs and pipe and drum groups.

CIA Director-designate Rep. Michael Pompeo, R-Kan. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Seated behind Pompeo is his wife Susan Pompeo, right, and their son Nick, left. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Trump shrugs off contradictions from Cabinet picks By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidentelect Donald Trump is shrugging off contradictions with his own Cabinet picks that have been on display during Senate hearings this week. "All my Cabinet nominee are looking good and doing a great job. I want them to be themselves and express their own thoughts, not mine!" Trump said over Twitter early Friday. The comment comes after members of Trump's future Cabinet separated themselves from the president-elect on a series of issues, including Russia, torture and Muslim immigration. Partly as a result the nominees have gotten mostly gentle treatment from Senate Democrats who say they've found the Cabinet choices more palatable than the future president himself. "As I meet members of the Cabinet I'm puzzled because many of them sound reasonable," said Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Senate Democrat. "Far more reasonable than their president." Sen. Jeff Sessions, picked for attorney general, said he's against any outright ban on immigration by Muslims, in contrast to Trump's onetime call to suspend admittance of Muslims. Secretary of State candidate Rex Tillerson affirmed U.S. commitments to NATO and took a relatively hard line on Russia, both in contrast to Trump — though Tillerson

irked GOP Sen. Marco Rubio by refusing to label Vladimir Putin a "war criminal." And CIA pick Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, affirmed his opposition to torture and said he would refuse any Trump order to torture, adding he could not imagine Trump would give such a directive. Trump, while campaigning, suggested bringing back waterboarding and more. Tillerson's nomination is in question in light of concerns from Rubio and others, but it looks like smooth sailing for Pompeo; retired Gen. James Mattis for Defense; and retired Gen. John Kelly for Homeland Security, among others. "Pompeo's very popular, Mattis, Kelly — these are popular selections," said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. Sessions was denied confirmation once before by the Senate, but that was three decades ago for a federal judgeship. This time around the Alabaman is a sitting senator and was treated gently, for the most part, by his colleagues, even when Democrats brought up the racial issues that brought him down him last time around. There was potential for drama as Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., broke with Senate tradition to testify against his colleague, but it came on the second day of the hearing after Sessions had finished testifying, so he was not even in the room. "The purpose of confirmation hearings is to examine the record and views

of potential nominees and I think that's what these hearings are doing," said Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. "I think it's likely that all of the Cabinet nominees are going to be confirmed, I think the hearings have gone quite well this week." The outings also lack drama due to Democrats' decision while in the Senate majority to lower the vote threshold for Cabinet nominees and others from 60 votes to 50, allowing Republicans to ensure approval as long as they can hold their 52-seat majority together. There could be fireworks yet to come because several of the most potentially explosive hearings are still pending, including for former Goldman Sachs partner Steven Mnuchin for Treasury secretary. Democrats have set up a website to solicit stories from the thousands of people whose homes were foreclosed on by OneWest Bank while Mnuchin headed a group of investors who owned the bank. They hope to use Mnuchin's nomination hearing to attack Trump's populist appeal with working-class voters and cast themselves as defenders of the middle class. Also pending are hearings for Rep. Tom Price for Health and Human Services; Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a vocal denier of climate change science, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency; and fast-food executive Andrew Puzder to head the Labor Department.

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Conn. gov., DGA chair to attend Trump inauguration HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, says he will attend next week's presidential inauguration even though his "first inclination was to decline" the invitation. An active surrogate for Democrat Hillary Clinton during the campaign, Malloy noted Friday how President-Elect Donald Trump was not his preferred candidate or that of most Connecticut voters. And while Malloy says Trump's recent conduct hasn't "assuaged my grave concern that he intends to fundamentally lead this nation in the wrong direction," the Democrat contends "compassionate and reasoned voices" shouldn't shrink away — "be they Democrat, Republican or independent." Malloy was an outspoken Trump critic during the campaign, describing him as having "fascist tendencies." Trump took political shots at Malloy during a Connecticut rally, calling him a "bad governor."





Westfield YMCA Self-Defense Class

Major crime and incident log Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 11:54 a.m.: Accident, West Silver Street. Police received a report of a minor two-vehicle crash involving a 2002 Jeep WESTFIELD — Awareness, Safety and Protect, SelfGrand Cherokee and a 2011 Nissan Murano in front of Defense Series at the YMCA of Greater Westfield will consist Baystate Noble Hospital. No injuries were reported and no of three Sunday afternoon’s for woman only. Each Sunday you tow needed. will get workouts that will maximum physical efficiency and 3:27 p.m.: Motor vehicle theft, walk-in. Police received a self-confidence to help deal with a variety of situations. You will report of a 2001 white Ford F250 that was stolen from a home learn how to quickly disable an attacker and learn how to take at some point recently on Montgomery Road. According to advantage of time and space. You will learn various stances, the alleged victim, they were on vacation in Florida and realstriking motions, kicks, choke holds, and other defense techized the vehicle was missing when they came back. The keys niques to help protect yourself. Learn to prepare for the unexwere reportedly left in the vehicle. Police are investigating. pected! The instructor, Catlin McCue, is a certified R.A.D., rape BOSTON (AP) — Students of the now-shuttered American 3:49 p.m.: Accident, Southampton Road. Police received a aggression defense, instructor. This program is based on realisCareer Institute will have more than $30 million in federal report of a two-vehicle crash involving a 2003 Jeep Grand tic self-defense tactics taught for woman only. The Sunday dates student loans forgiven under a deal announced by Cherokee and a 2013 Nissan Sentra. There were no injuries are January 22nd, February 5th and 12th from 12:15PM to Massachusetts' attorney general. reported, but both vehicles had to be towed and the Westfield 1:30PM. Girls 14 and 15 of age must be accompanied by a parAttorney General Maura Healey asked the U.S. Department Fire Department was requested to help clean fluids that ent or guardian. Registration is required. Space is limited. For of Education to cancel the loan obligations after her office leaked from the vehicles. more info, contact  Cindy Agan, Fitness Director, P. 413. sued the for-profit school over fraud allegations and the 4:40 p.m.: Disturbance, Bartlett Street. Police received a 568.8631 or Email: school admitted misleading students. report of multiple kids fighting on Bartlett Street. Police also The decision announced Friday means reported that a vehicle with the suspects had fled nearly 4,500 students who attended the the scene. Police found the vehicle but made no school's five campuses in Massachusetts will arrests. Police reported that when the vehicle had have the balance of their loan debt wiped out taken off from the fight, it may have run over a and will be entitled to refunds for debt payscooter that was valued at around $100. No ments they've already made. charges were filed. "This is a school that lures students in with 5:04 p.m.: Accident, Elm Street. Police promises of great careers and high salaries received a report of a rear-end collision involving only to leave them with little or no education a 2015 Lexus and a 2007 Hyundai Elantra. No and a boatload of unaffordable debt," said injuries were reported but one vehicle had to be Healey. towed. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a fellow 6:33 p.m.: Pedestrian struck, Washington Democrat, said American Career Institute Street. Police received a report of a pedestrian preyed on students to rake in federal loan dolthat was struck on Washington Street. According lars. to police, the pedestrian was in a crosswalk and "They didn't build a business model to say the vehicle took a left, did not see the pedestrian 'how is it that we can provide the best serand struck them. The victim was taken to Baystate vices?'" Warren said. "They said 'how can we Noble Hospital with a leg injury. No arrests made get access to federal loan dollars and federal but a citation was issued to the driver. guarantees and federal grants and then use Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 that money to spend as little as possible on 7:33 a.m.: Accident, Franklin Street and Elm the educational portion and as much as posStreet. Police received a report of a minor twosible in payouts to the investors.'" vehicle crash involving a 2014 Ford Fusion and a The school operated in Massachusetts and 2015 Nissan Murano. No injuries were reported Maryland before closing in 2013. and both vehicles were able to be driven from the Mary Colleen Murphy was one of its stuscene. dents. 9:23 a.m.: Accident, Morris Street. Police The Scituate, Massachusetts, mother of received a report of a minor one-vehicle crash four was working as a nursing assistant and involving a 1999 Ford F250 and a fire hydrant. wanted to get additional medical training to The driver reported that the crash occurred due to earn more money to help put her children icy conditions, which caused him to slide off the through college. road and into the hydrant. No injuries and no tow She said ACI officials pressured her into a was needed, and there was no noticeable damage multimedia design-and-graphic arts course to the fire hydrant. with promises of an annual salary of up to 1:30 p.m.: Accident, East Main Street. Police $125,000 — even though the class was more received a report of a two-vehicle crash involvthan half over. She said they used old books ing a 2007 Dodge Ram and a 1999 Ford truck. and old software and had teachers unfamiliar There were no injuries and no tow trucks were with the materials. needed. "I knew nothing about technology. I was 6:31 p.m.: Accident, North Elm Street. Police told that I didn't need to even know how to received a report of a two-vehicle accident turn on a computer. That wasn't the case at involving a 2012 Ford Fusion and a 2010 Toyota all. I was clueless and I struggled," said Corolla. The accident was described as a head-on Murphy, who ended up $23,000 in debt. collision with no airbag deployment. Both operaMassachusetts authorities said the school tors were able to get out of their cars prior to any admitted to fabricating records, lying to stuemergency response. Both vehicles were towed dents and overstating job prospects. and one person was transported to Baystate "This is an industry that we know needs Noble Hospital by Westfield Fire paramedics via ambulance. See Loans Forgiven, Page 7 Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 12:05 p.m.: Fraud, walk-in. Police received a report of possible fraud involving a debit card. According to police, around $4,500 was reportedly charged on the card without the owner’s consent. Police have a suspect and are investigating. o lac e ik 3:58 p.m.: Accident, Mockingbird Lane and Paper Mill Road. Police received a report of a two-vehicle crash involving 2006 Chevrolet Silverado and a 2001 Toyota Echo. Police reportWE NEEd A H omE. . . WE NEEd A ed no injuries but one vehicle did require a tow from the location. 4:40 p.m.: Accident, Springfield Road. Police received a report of a two-vehicle crash involving a 2010 Honda Civic and a 1995 Toyota Camry with injuries and airbag deployment.

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Court Logs Westfield District Court Jan. 5, 2017 Cristina Fernandez, 28, of 134 Union St., Westfield, was released on her personal recognizance pending an April 5 hearing after being arraigned on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and no inspection/sticker, brought by Westfield Police. Dorinda Moreira, 39, of 53 Empire St., Chicopee, was released on her personal recognizance pending a Feb. 3 hearing after being arraigned on charges of motor vehicle lights violation and operating a motor vehicle with license suspended, brought by Westfield Police. Jan. 6, 2017 Sean R. Barrett, 18, of 8 Cycle St., Westfield, was released on his personal recognizance pending a March 10 hearing after being arraigned on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, speeding and a miscellaneous motor vehicle equipment violation, brought by Russell State Police. Crystalina Bowman, 33, of 553 Elm St., West Springfield, was released on her personal recognizance pending a March 9 hearing after being arraigned on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a license suspended, brought by Westfield Police. Daniel P. Donovan, 30, of 1222 Western Ave., Westfield, received one year probation after pleading guilty to two counts of assault and battery, brought by Westfield Police.

~ boogey man ~

~ BONNIe ~

Boogey Man, a DSH, is about 10 months old. Boogey loves to snuggle in to be pet. Boogey loves to play and chase toys. He can be shy when he first meets a new person, so he would do best in a less active home. Stop by Westfield Animal Shelter to meet Boogey.

Bonnie, a 6 yr old pitbull mix, is a medium energy girl looking for a home for the holidays. Bonnie loves car rides, leisurely strolls, rolling around in the grass and snuggles. Bonnie would prefer to live in a home without other pets and older children. Please stop in to meet Bonnie at Westfield Animal Shelter.

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Youth Group for grades 5-8 TheCommunity second andoffourth Baha’i Westfield every month at 7 p.m. Sundays - 10Fridays a.m. toof 12 noon worship and study classWestfield study and discussion meetings es for children and adults at Daniel Jordan Baha’i School Call 568-3403. in March Memorial Chapel, Springfield College. Open to the public. Central Baptist The second andChurch fourth 115 Elm St., Westfield, Fridays of every monthMA at 701085 p.m. Phone (413)discussion 568-0429meetings Westfield study- and Call 568-3403. website: http://www.centralbaptist Central Baptist Church The Rice, Interim 115Rev. Elm Tom St., Westfield, MA Pastor 01085 AdultPhone Sunday School - 9:00am - (413) 568-0429 Sunday School - 10 a.m. Sunday Hour - 10-11a.m. website:- Worship http://www.centralbaptist Christ Church United Methodist The Rev. 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Highway, Southwick, 01077 Thursday evenings Weekender’s Worship - 7 p.m. Rev. -Jeff King, Pastor Phone - (413) 569-5151 Christ King Sunday - 8:15, 9:15,The 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Evangelical Church Hour and 11 a.m. - ContemporaryPresbyterian Worship with Children’s 297 Russell Road, Westfield, MA 01085 CLC Live with Children’s Hour. Childcare available. Jason S. Steele, Pastor Thursday Rev. evenings - Weekender’s Worship - 7 p.m. Office Phone - (413) 572-0676 Christ The King Weekly Calendar of Events: Evangelical Presbyterian Church Sunday Worship Service - 9:15 297 Russell Road, Westfield, MAa.m. 01085 Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m. Rev. Jason S. Steele, Pastor Monday - Office Men’s Group Sons of Thunder Phone - (413) 572-0676 - 7 p.m. - Women’s Bible Study Wednesday - BeginnersofBible Study Weekly Calendar Events: - 7 p.m. Sunday - Worship Service - 9:15 a.m. is all available. SundayChildcare School for ages - 11 a.m. Monday - Men’s Group - Sons of Thunder - 7 p.m. Episcopal Church of Bible the Atonement Atonement The Episcopal of the Tuesday -Church Women’s Study Court St., St.,-Westfield, Westfield, MA 01085 36 Court Wednesday Beginners MA Bible01085 Study (413)- 562-5461 7562-5461 p.m. (413) Childcare is available. Parking off off Pleasant Pleasant Street Street Parking TheEpiscopal Rev. Nancy Nancy Webbof Stroud, Rector Episcopal Church of the Atonement Atonement The Church the The Rev. Webb Stroud, Rector Sundays: HolySt., Eucharist at88am amand and 10 am 36 Court Court St., Westfield, MA 01085 Westfield, MA 01085 Sundays: Holy Eucharist at Christian Formation at 11 am 10 am (413) 562-5461 (413) 562-5461 First Tuesdays of the month: First Tuesdays of the month: 6:00 pm and 6:00Parking pm Healing Healing and Holy Holy Eucharist Eucharist off Pleasant Pleasant Street Parking Street 6:45 pm Tavern Theology 6:45Nancy pmoff Tavern Theology The Rev. Webb Stroud, Rector Rector The Rev. Nancy Webb Stroud, Wednesdays: Sundays: HolyWednesdays: Eucharistatat88am amand and10 10 am Sundays: Holy Eucharist Holy Eucharist and Healing 12:15 pmam Holy Eucharist and Healing Noon Christian Formation atat11at am First Tuesdays of the month: First Tuesdays of the month: 6:00 pm Holy Eucharist Congregation Ahavas 6:00 pm Healing Healing and and HolyAchim Eucharist 6:45 Tavern Interfaith Westfield 6:45 pm pmCenter TavernatTheology Theology Wednesdays: State University Wednesdays: 577 Western Avenue, P.O.atBox 334, Holy Eucharist andand Healing 12:15 pm Holy Eucharist Healing at Noon Westfield, MA 01086 Rabbi Efraim Eisen.Achim Congregation Ahavas Phone -Center (413) 562-2942 Interfaith at Westfield State University email: 577 Western Avenue, P.O. Box 334, Friday or Saturday Westfield, Sabbath Services 10 a.m.or 7:15 p.m. MA 01086 2 times/month Holiday Services. Rabbiand Efraim Eisen. Call for dates. AnPhone Oneg -Shabbat follows the service and (413) 572-8570 562-2942 new members are always welcome. Monday School - 5 to 7 p.m. email: Hebrew SundayServices School 10 a.m.or 7:15 p.m. Friday or Saturday Sabbath Adult Study Group.Services. 2 times/month and Holiday Call for dates. An Oneg Shabbat follows the service and Faith Bible Church new members are always welcome. 370 Shoemaker Lane,School Agawam, 01001 Monday Hebrew - 5 toMA 7 p.m. Phone 413-786-1681 Sunday School Pastor: Adult Rick StudyDonofrio Group. Sunday School for all ages 9:30am Worship Services 10:30am Faith Bible Church Children’sLane, Service 10:30amMA 01001 370 Shoemaker Agawam, Fellowship/Refreshments-12:30am Phone - 413-786-1681 Wednesday Night Prayer and Bible Study 6:30 pm Pastor:Meeting Rick Donofrio Sunday School for all ages 9:30am First Congregational Church of Westfield Worship Services 10:30am 18 Broad Street,Service Westfield, MA 01085 Children’s 10:30am Phone - (413) 568-2833 Fellowship/Refreshments-12:30am - (413) 568-2835 Wednesday Night Fax Prayer Meeting and Bible Study 6:30 pm Website: Email First Congregational Church of Westfield Office Hours:Street, Monday-Friday, 18 Broad Westfield,9a.m.-1p.m. MA 01085 Rev.Phone Elva Merry Pastor - (413)Pawle, 568-2833 Sara Popp, Coordinator FaxChurch - (413)School 568-2835 Allan Taylor, Minister of Music Website: Worship Service : Sunday’s 10 AM Email Sunday 109a.m.-1p.m. AM OfficeChurch Hours:School Monday-Friday, Childcare - Handicap Accessible Rev.Available Elva Merry Pawle, Pastor Fellowship 11 AM Tracy Gervais Sara Popp, ChurchHour School Coordinator Allan Taylor, Minister of Music First Spiritual Church 10 AM Worship Service : Sunday’s 33-37 Bliss Street, Springfield, Church School Sunday 10MA AM01105 Rev.Available John Sullivan, Pastor Childcare - Handicap Accessible Phone - (413) 238-4495 Fellowship Hour 11 AM Sunday Service - 10:30 a.m., Sermon, Healing Service, Spirit FirstCommunication. Spiritual Church 33-37 Bliss Street, Springfield, MA 01105 First Church Rev.United John Methodist Sullivan, Pastor (A Stephen’s Ministry Church) Phone - (413) 238-4495 16 Court Sunday Service - 10:30 a.m.,Street Sermon, Healing Service, Westfield MA 01085 Spirit Communication. 413-568-5818 Bruce T. Arbour FirstRev. United Methodist Church Email:FUMC01085@JUNO.COM (A Stephen’s Ministry Church) Worship Service : Sunday’s 16 Court Street 10:30 a.m. Sunday Westfield School: Sunday 10:30 a.m. MA 01085 Coffee Hour: 413-568-5818 every Sunday 11:30 a.m. Childcare Rev. Available-Handicap Accessible Bruce T. Arbour Email:FUMC01085@JUNO.COM Lutheran Church WorshipGrace Service : Sunday’s 10:30 a.m. 1552 Westfield Street, Sunday School: Sunday 10:30 a.m. West Springfield, Coffee Hour: every Sunday 11:30 a.m. MA 01089 Childcare Available-Handicap Accessible Phone - 413-734-9268 Website Grace Lutheran Church 1552 Westfield Street, The Rev.West John Marquis, Pastor Springfield, E-Mail MA -pastorwhite@ 01089 Phone - 413-734-9268 Margit Mikuski, Administrative Assistant Website serviceMarquis, - 9:30 a.m. TheSunday Rev. John Pastor Tuesday – 9-pastorwhite@ a.m. - Bible Study E-Mail Wednesday service 6 p.m. Margit Mikuski, Administrative Assistant Granville Federated Church American Sunday serviceBaptist - 9:30 a.m. & United– Church Christ Tuesday 9 a.m. - of Bible Study 16 Granby Road, Granville, 01034 Wednesday service - 6MA p.m. Phone - (413) 357-8583 10 a.m. - Worship Sunday School to run GranvilleService, Federated Church concurrently with Worship Service. Childcare available American Baptist 11 a.m.Church - CoffeeofHour & United Christ MondayRoad, - 8 p.m. - AA Meeting 16 Granby 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 Meeting ThursdayLuncheon - 7 p.m. - &Adult Choir Practice Sunday - 11:15 a.m. - Supper Adult Study Program Hall FirstFourth Saturday - 6 p.m. - Potluck in Fellowship led by Rev. Patrick McMahon. Third Sunday - 8:30-9:30 a.m. - Breakfast Served in Fellowship Hall Holy-Family Third Wednesday 12 noonParish - Ladies Aid Potluck 5 Main Street Luncheon & Meeting Russell, MA 01071 Fourth Sunday - 11:15 a.m. - Adult Study Program Rectory Phone: 413-862-4418 Holy Family Parish led by Rev. Patrick McMahon. Office Phone: 413-667-3350 5 Main Street PO Box 405 Holy Family Parish Rev. Ronald F. Sadlowski, 5MA Main Street Pastor Russell, 01071-0405 Deacon David Baillargeon Russell, MA 01071 Phone/FAX 413-862-4418 Mass Schedule: Rectory Phone: Holy Family Parish Saturday Vigil at413-862-4418 5 p.m. Saturday Vigil 5and p.m. Office Phone: 413-667-3350 5atMain - 11:15 a.m. Sunday Mass 8:15 Street a.m. SundayPO 8:15 a.m., 11:15 Box 405 a.m. Daily Mass: 8 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Rev. Ronald F. Sadlowski, Pastor Russell, MA 01071-0405 Deacon Friday David Baillargeon Phone/FAX 413-862-4418 Communion Prayer Service: a.m. -Thursday MassVigil Schedule: Saturday at 58p.m. Confession: Saturdayat4:15 to 4:45 p.m. Sunday 7:30 to p.m.and Sunday MassSaturday 8:15 Vigil a.m.5and 11:15 a.m. 8 a.m. Sunday 8:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m. Handicapped accessible Daily HOLY Mass: TRINITY 8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday ROMANTuesday, CATHOLIC CHURCH and Friday HOLY 335 TRINITY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Elm St., Westfield MA 01085 HOLY TRINITY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Communion Prayer Service: 8 MA a.m. Thursday 335 Elm St., Westfield 01085 Rev. René L. Parent, M.S., Pastor Elm St., Westfield MA 01085 Rev. René L. Parent, M.S., Pastor Confession:335 Saturday 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. and Sunday 7:30 to Deacon Charles Wainwright Deacon Wainwright Rev.(413) René568-1506 L.Charles M.S., Pastor 8Parent, a.m. Fax: Phone: (413) 572-2533 Phone:(413) (413) 568-1506Fax: Fax: (413) 572-2533 Phone: 568-1506 (413) 572-2533 Handicapped accessible Website: Website: Website: Weekend Masses: Weekend Masses:Saturday SaturdayVigil Vigil- 4- 4p.m. p.m. Weekend Masses: Saturday Vigil(Polish) - 4CHURCH p.m. Sunday - 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m. (Polish) 10:30 a.m. HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC Sunday -ROMAN 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m.and Sunday a.m., 8:30 a.m. Weekday Monday - Thursday - 12:10 p.m. 335 Mass: Elm- 7St., Westfield MA(Polish) 01085 and 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Communion Service: Friday - 12:10 p.m. p.m. Rev. René L.Monday Parent, Pastor Weekday Mass: - M.S., Friday - 12:10 Weekday Mass:568-1506 Monday - Friday -6:30 12:10 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration: Wednesday - -6:30 toto7:30 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Phone: (413) Fax: (413) 572-2533 Sacrament Reconciliation: Saturday- Sacrament Reconciliation: Saturday Sacrament ofofofReconciliation: Saturday Website: to 3:45 p.m. or by appointment 3 to 3:45 p.m. or by appointment 3 to 3:45 p.m. orSaturday by appointment Weekend Masses: Vigil - 4 p.m. Handicapped accessible Handicapped accessible Handicapped accessible Sunday - 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m. (Polish) and 10:30 a.m. Church WeekdayHope Mass:Community Monday - Friday - 12:10 p.m. 152 South Westfield Street Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday Hills, MA. 01030 3 toFeeding 3:45 p.m. or by appointment 413.786.2445 Handicapped accessible Pastor Brad Peterson Sunday morning worship begins at 10 a.m. Hope Community Church Contemporary 152 worship, oriented messages, from the SouthlifeWestfield Street Bible, nursery and children’s church available, Feeding Hills, MA. 01030 classes for all ages. Weekly home groups and Bible studies, 413.786.2445 active youth group, special Pastor Brad Peterson activities for families, women, Sunday morning worshipmen, begins at 10 a.m. andlifechildren. Contemporary worship, oriented messages, from the For more information, call the church office Bible, nursery and children’s church available,413-786-2445, classes for all weekdaysages. between 9 a.m. andgroups noon.and Please a message Weekly home Bibleleave studies, any other time. active youth group, special Valley Community and Agawam Church of The activitiesChurch for families, men, women, Bible merged May 2010 toand become Hope Community Church children. For more information, call the church office 413-786-2445, Huntington Evangelical Church Huntington Church weekdays between 9 a.m.Evangelical and noon. Please leave a message 22 Russell Russell Road, Huntington, 17 Road, Huntington, MA any other time. MA 01050 Rev. Charles Cinelli 01050 Valley Community Church and Agawam Church of The Rev. Charles Cinelli, Phone (413) 667-5774 Bible merged MayL.2010 to -become HopePastor Community Church - (413) 667-5774 Sundays - Phone Adult Sunday School - 9 a.m., Sanctuary; Sunday Worship 9:00 am during Worship Service 10:15 a.m.; Sanctuary; Children’s Huntington Evangelical ChurchtheChurch summer months &during 10:00 am following 10:15 a.m., (downstairs second half 01050 service). 22 Russell Road, Huntington, MA LaborBible DayStudy - 9:30 a.m. Mondays - Rev. Ladies Charles Cinelli Children's Church downstairs Tuesdays - Women’s Guild, 2nd Tuesday of every Phone -service (413)the667-5774 during the except monthSundays in Chapel on the Green; Ladies (all but - Adult Sunday School - 9Bible a.m.,Study, Sanctuary; during the summer months. second Worship Service - 10:15 a.m.;Tuesday), Sanctuary; Children’s Church 7 p.m., Chapel on the Green. 10:15 a.m., (downstairs during second half service). Mondays - Ladies Bible Study - 9:30 a.m. Kingdom Hall ofGuild, Jehovah’s Tuesdays - Women’s the 2ndWitnesses Tuesday of every Southwick MAStudy, 01085(all but month in117 Chapel on the Road, Green;Westfield, Ladies Bible Phone 568-1780 second(413) Tuesday), English: Wednesday & Thursday - 7-8:45 7 p.m., Chapel on the Green.p.m.; Sunday 10-11:46 a.m. & 1-2:45 p.m. Russian: - 7-8:45Witnesses p.m.; Kingdom HallTuesday of Jehovah’s Saturday 4-5:45 p.m. MA 01085 117 Southwick Road, Westfield, Phone (413) 568-1780 Montgomery Community Church English: Wednesday & Thursday - 7-8:45 p.m.; Sunday Main Road-Montgomery, MA 10-11:46 a.m. & 1-2:45 p.m. PastorTuesday Howard- 7-8:45 R. Noep.m.; Russian: PhoneSaturday - (413) 862-3284 Office 4-5:45 p.m. Nondenominational Services every Sunday 9-10 a.m., with CoffeeCommunity FellowshipChurch Montgomery following all services. MA Main Road-Montgomery, Weekly Men and Women’s Pastor Howard R. NoeBible PhoneStudies - (413) available. 862-3284 Office Nondenominational Services every Sunday 9-10 a.m., Mountain View Fellowship Baptist Church with Coffee 310 Apremont Way following all services. 01040 Bible WeeklyHolyoke, Men andMA Women’s Pastor Chadavailable. E. Correia Studies 413-532-0381 Email: Mountain View Baptist Church Sunday Morning Worship - Way 8:30 & 11 a.m. 310 Apremont Sunday School & Adult Holyoke, MA Study 01040- 10 a.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting Pastor Chad E. Correia & Bible413-532-0381 Study - 7 p.m. Thursday - Visitation & Soul Winning Email: p.m.- 8:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday Morning- 6:30 Worship Saturday Sunday School -&Buss AdultCalling Study -&10 a.m. Soul Winning - 10Meeting a.m. & Wednesday Prayer Bible Study - 7 p.m. New Life Christian Center Thursday - Visitation & Soul Winning 157 Dartmouth - 6:30 p.m.Street Westfield, MA 01085 Saturday - Buss Calling & Senior Pastor. Wayne Hartsgrove Soul Rev. Winning - 10 D. a.m. Phone (413) 568-1588 Sunday 9:15Center am New Life School Christian Sunday Service 10:30 am 157 Dartmouth Street Family Night on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm Westfield, MA 01085 Youth NightRev. is Fridays 6:30 pm Senior Pastor. WayneatD. Hartsgrove Life GroupsPhone every other (413)Thursday 568-1588at 6:30 pm and every otherSchool Sunday at am 6:00 pm Sunday 9:15 Sunday Service 10:30 am Center FamilyNew NightLife on Worship Wednesdays at 6:30 pm Street Youth 118 NightMeadow is Fridays at 6:30 pm 01085 at 6:30 pm Life GroupsWestfield, every otherMA Thursday and every 413-562-0344 other Sunday at 6:00 pm Pastor C. Pelkey New LifeGene Worship Center Sundays a.m. - Worship 118- 10 Meadow Street and Sunday School. Westfield, MA 01085 Wednesdays - 7 p.m. - Bible Study. 413-562-0344 Men’s and Ladies prayer groups (call for schedules) Pastor Gene C. Pelkey Changed- Into His Image Class Sundays 10 a.m. - Worship and (call for schedules) Sunday School. Wednesdays - 7 p.m. - Bible Study. Our Lady of the Sacrament Men’s andBlessed Ladies prayer groupsParish 127 Road (callHolyoke for schedules) Westfield, MAImage 01085Class Changed Into His Mailing Address: (call for schedules) P.O. Box 489 Westfield, MA 01086-0489 Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish Pastor: 127 Rev.Holyoke Daniel S. Pacholec Road Deacon PaulMAFederici Westfield, 01085 Deacon Briere MailingPaul Address: Pastoral Minister: P.O. BoxMary 489 Federici Parish/Religious Education (413) 562-3450 Westfield, MA Office: 01086-0489 ParishRev. Fax: Daniel (413) 562-9875 Pastor: S. Pacholec Deacon Paul Federici Mass Schedule: Deacon Paul Briere Saturday: 4 p.m. (Vigil) Pastoral Minister: Mary Federici Sunday: 7, 8:30, 11 a.m. Parish/Religious Education Office: (413) 562-3450 Monday-Wednesday: 7 a.m. Communion Service Thursday Parish Fax: (413) 562-9875 & Friday: 7 a.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. Miraculous Medal Novena Mass Schedule: Confession: Saturday 3:153:45 p.m. Saturday: 4 p.m. (Vigil) Handicapped accessible. Sunday: 7, 8:30, 11 a.m. Monday-Wednesday: 7 a.m. Communion Service Thursday Our Lady of the7Lake & Friday: a.m. Church Pasture Road Saturday: Sheep 8 a.m. Miraculous Medal Novena Southwick, MA 3:15010773:45 p.m. Confession: Saturday ParishHandicapped Pastoral/Administrative accessible.Staff Pastor: Rev. Henry L. Dorsch 569-0161 Deacon: Rev. Mr. David Przybylowski Our Lady of the Lake Church Religious Education: Lynda Daniele Sheep Pasture Road 569-0162 Administrative secretary: Southwick, MA 01077 JoannePastoral/Administrative Campagnari - 569-0161 Parish Staff Office Hours: Mon.-Wed.: 8:30569-0161 - 3:30; Pastor: Rev. Henry L. Dorsch Thurs. 8:30-noon Deacon: Rev. Mr. David Przybylowski Office, household assistant Religious Education: Lynda Danieleand 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 St. Joseph’s Polish Email your notices of religious events listings to Sat. 5 p.m. (vigil), Sun., and 8, National Catholic Church 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekdays: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 8:30 a.m. Wednesday 7 p.m. Sacristan: Stella4:15-4:45; Onyski Wed. before 7 Penance/confession: Saturdays MASS p.m. Mass and SCHEDULE by appointment. Sat. 5 p.m. (vigil), Sun., 8,with Pastor and Baptisms: Sundays at 11:15 a.m. Arrange 10 a.m. and 7is p.m. a pre- Baptism meeting scheduled. Weekdays:Arrangements Monday, Tuesday, Saturday 8:30 prior a.m. Marriage: shouldFriday, be made with pastor Wednesday 7 p.m. to any reception arrangements as early as one year in Penance/confession: Saturdays advance 4:15-4:45; Wed. before 7 p.m. Mass of andBlessed by appointment. Exposition Sacrament: Baptisms: Sundays at 11:15 Arrange 1st Friday 9 a.m. a.m.-5 p.m. with Pastor and a pre- Marian BaptismCenacle meetingofisPrayer: scheduled. Marriage: Arrangements should be made with pastor prior Saturdays 7:30-8:30 to any reception arrangements as Thursdays early as one year in Charismatic Prayer Meeting: 7 p.m. advance St. Jude Novena after Exposition of Blessed Wednesday 7 p.m.Sacrament: Mass 1st Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Miraculous Medal Novena after Marian Cenacle of Prayer: Tuesday morning Mass Saturdays 7:30-8:30 Chapel of Divine Mercy, Litany, Rosary, Charismatic Prayer Meeting: Friday 3-3:34Thursdays 7 p.m. St. Judevisits. Novena aftercall rectory Home and hospital Please 7 p.m. Mass Anointing Wednesday of the Sick. Please call the pastor Miraculous Medal Novena after Prayer Line: for special intentions. Tuesday morning Mass Call Marian at 569-6244 Chapel DivineTuesdays Mercy, Litany, Rosary, BibleofStudy: 9:15 a.m. Friday 3-3:34room at rectory meeting Home and hospital visits. Please call rectory Anointing of the Sick. Please call Church the pastor Pilgrim Evangelical Covenant Prayer Line: for special intentions. 605 Salmon Street, Call MarianBrook at 569-6244 Route 10 Study: and 202, Granby,9:15 CT a.m. 06035 Bible Tuesdays Rev. atDennis Pastor rectoryAnderson, meeting room Phone: (860) 653-3800 Fax: (860) 653-9984 Pilgrim Evangelical Covenant Church Handicap 605 SalmonAccessible. Brook Street, Schedule:Route Sunday10School 9 am, AdultCT - Youth - Children. and 202, Granby, 06035 Sunday PraiseRev. and Dennis WorshipAnderson, - 10:30 a.m., Infant and toddler Pastor care available. Phone: (860) 653-3800 Men’s Group Fellowship - 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., the Fax: Breakfast (860) 653-9984 2nd Saturday each month. HandicapofAccessible. CallSunday for a Youth Group schedule events. Schedule: School - 9 am, Adult -ofYouth - Children. visit us- 10:30 on thea.m., web Infant at: and toddler Sunday PraiseYou andcan Worship care available. Men’s GroupPioneer Fellowship Breakfast - 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., the Valley Assembly of God Pioneer Valley Assembly of God 2nd Huntington, Saturday of each month. MA 01050 Huntington, MA 01050 Call for a Youth Group Vanasse schedule of events. Rev. Chuck Rev. Quirk - Toby (413) 667-3196 YouPhone can visit us on the web at: Phone (413) 667-3196 Sunday 10:30 a.m. Service of Worship Sunday 10 a.m. Service Worship Weekly Bible Study. Call for of information. Pioneer Valley Assembly of God Weekly Bible Study.Assembly Call information. Pioneer Valley of God Huntington, MAfor01050 Pioneer Valley Baptist Church Huntington, MA 01050 Rev. Chuck Vanasse 265 Ponders Hollow Westfield, Rev.-Road, Toby Phone (413) Quirk 667-3196 MA 01085 (corner of Tannery and Shaker Road) Phone -a.m. (413) 667-3196 Sunday - 10:30 - Service of Worship Phone - (413) 562-3376 Sunday - 10 a.m. - Service Worship Weekly Bible Study. Call for of information. JamesCall Montoro WeeklyPastor Bible Study. for information. Sunday School – 9:30Valley a.m.; Sunday Pioneer BaptistService Church– 10:30 a.m. and 6265 p.m.; Wednesday Service 7 p.m. We provide bus Ponders Hollow Road,– Westfield, MA 01085 transportation in need of transportation. (cornerfor of those Tannery and Shaker Road) Just call- us(413) at 562-3376. Phone 562-3376 Pastor James Montoro Psalms Sunday School – 9:30 a.m.; Springs Sunday Service – 10:30 a.m. Deliverance and 6 p.m.; Wednesday ServiceMinistries – 7 p.m. We provide bus 141 Meadow MA 01085 transportation for Street, those inWestfield, need of transportation. Phone Just call- (413) us at 568-1612 562-3376. Pastor Sharon Ingram Sunday School - 10 a.m. Psalms Springs SundayDeliverance Morning Worship - 11 a.m. Ministries Wednesdays - Childrens reading hour, MA 5 to 01085 6 p.m. with 141 Meadow Street, Westfield, Pastor, 4 to 10 years old. Phone - (413) 568-1612 Wednesday Evening - 7 p.m. - Bible Study & Deliverance Pastor Sharon Ingram SundayService School - 10 a.m. Friday - Y.E.S. - Youth Excellence Services, 13 years old Sunday Morning Worship - 11 a.m. andreading up. Wednesdays - Childrens hour, 5 to 6 p.m. with Pastor, 4 to 10 years old. Russell-Community Wednesday Evening 7 p.m. - BibleChurch Study & Deliverance Main Street, Russell 01071 Service Jimmy Metcalf,Services, Pastor 13 years old Friday - Y.E.S.Rev. - Youth Excellence Sunday - 9 a.m. - Sunday andSchool, up. all ages - Fellowship, parsonage; 10 a.m. - Family Worship; 6 p.m. - Youth Fellowship, parsonage. Russell Community Church Tuesday - 7 Main p.m. -Street, AA Meeting; RussellFamily 01071Bible Class, parsonage. Rev. Jimmy Metcalf, Pastor Wednesday 9 a.m. Women’s Prayer Sunday - 9 a.m. - Sunday School, all agesFellowship, - Fellowship, parsonage. parsonage; 10 a.m. - Family Worship; 6 p.m. - Youth Friday 7:30 p.m. AA Meeting. Fellowship, parsonage. Tuesday - 7 p.m. - AA Meeting; Family Bible Class, St. John’sparsonage. Lutheran Church 60 Broad StreetPrayer Fellowship, Wednesday - 9 a.m. - Women’s Westfield, MA 01085 parsonage. Phone - (413) Friday - 7:30 p.m. 568-1417 - AA Meeting. Pastor Christopher A. Church Hazzard St. John’s Lutheran Sunday - Adult Bible60Study andStreet Summer Sunday School Broad (Preschool - High School) 8:45 A.M. Westfield, MA 01085 Sunday 10 A.M. Phone Worship - (413) 568-1417 Tune in to the taped broadcast of our Worship Service over WHYN (.560 on your AMChristopher radio dial) at 7:30 on Sunday morning. Pastor A. Hazzard Sunday - Adult Bible Study and Summer Sunday School Living Hope Church (Preschool - High School) 8:45 A.M. Pastor Dan Valeri Sunday Worship 10 A.M. 267broadcast College Highway Tune in to the taped of our Worship Service over WHYN (.560 on yourSouthwick, AM radio dial)MA at 01077 7:30 on Sunday morning. 413-569-1882 Living Hope Church HopeChurch for everyday living! Living -Hope We are a church that proclaims a message of hope and Pastor Dan Valeri healing for the hurts problems of everyday life 267 and College Highway through theSouthwick, message of MAJesus 01077Christ... 413-569-1882 Service -time: Living Hope Church Hope10forAM everyday living! Thursday Family Night 6:30pm of hope and We are a church that proclaims a message Officeforhours - Monand through Thursof9:30am-4pm healing the hurts problems everyday life through the message of Jesus Christ... Southwick Community Episcopal Church Service time: 10 AM 660 College Thursday FamilyHighway Night 6:30pm MA 01077 Office hoursSouthwick, - Mon through Thurs 9:30am-4pm Phone: 569-9650 Southwick Community Rev. J.Episcopal Taylor Albright, ChurchPastor Saturday Evening Worship Service 5 p.m. 660 College Highway SundaysSouthwick, 9:30 AM, Service that blend MA 01077 contemporaryPhone: worship569-9650 with traditional liturgy and a family-friendly atmosphere KidZone: children’s ministry Rev.Childcare J. Taylorand Albright, Pastor during the service Saturday Evening Worship Service 5 p.m. Sign 9:30 Language Interpreted Sundays AM, Service that blend Handicapped Accessible contemporary worship with traditional liturgy Women’s Group: Thursdays 9:30 to 11 a.m. and a family-friendly atmosphere Good coffee, and fellowship andministry KidZone: Childcare children’s light-weightduring discussion of faith issues. the service provided. SignChildcare Language Interpreted Handicapped Accessible Southwick Congregational Women’s Group: Thursdays 9:30Church to 11 a.m. Southwick Congregational Church, United Church of Christ UCC Good coffee, fellowship and 488 College Highway, P.O. Box 260, 488 College Highway, P.O. Box 260 light-weight discussion of faith issues. Southwick, MA 01077 Southwick, 01077 Childcare MA provided. Phone: 413-569-6362, Administrative Assistant: Minister Bart Cochran email: Phone - (413) 569-6362Church Southwick Congregational Southwick Congregational Church, Website: United Church UCC of Christ Minister - Rev. Bart D. Cochran Sunday 488 College Highway, P.O. Box 488 College Highway, P.O. Box260, 260 Music - Roberta Kowal 10 AM Worship Service Southwick, MA 01077 – Southwick, MA 01077 Administrative Assistant - Elaina Lempke Open Pantry Sunday Phone: 413-569-6362, Administrative Assistant: Minister Bart Cochran Sunday Minister – Rev. Bart569-6362 D. Cochran. email: Phone - (413) 10 AM Worship Service Music – The Voice Choir Website: Nursery Available MinisterNursery - Rev. Bart D. Cochran Available Sunday 10:15 AM Sunday School/Youth Music - Roberta Kowal– 10:15 Church School AMAM Worship Group10 every 2nd andService 4th Sunday Administrative Assistant - Elaina Lempke 11AM AMPantry CoffeeSunday Hour Open 11 Coffee Hour Sunday 3:30 PM O.A. Meeting Minister – Rev. Bart D. Cochran. 3:30 PM O.A. Meeting 10 AM –Worship Service Tuesday Music The Voice Choir Tuesday Nursery Available 6:30 PMScouts Bell Choir Nursery Available 6 PM 10:15 AM Sunday School/Youth 7 PM Scouts 6:30 PMBoy Bell Choir AM Church School Group10:15 every 2nd and 4th Sunday Wednesday Wednesday 11AM AMCoffee Coffee Hour Hour 11 9-1 Henrietta’s Thrift Shop – open 9-1PM Henrietta’s Thrift Shop Open 3:30 PM O.A. Meeting 3:30 PM O.A. Meeting PM Adult Choir Rehearsal Rehearsal 7 7PM Adult Choir Tuesday Tuesday Thursday Thursday 6:30 PMScouts Bell Choir 6 PM Mid-Week Service 6:30 PM T.O.P.S. 7 PM Boy Scouts 6:30 PM Bell Choir Friday Friday Wednesday Wednesday 9-1 Henrietta’s Thrift Shop 9-1 Henrietta’s Thrift Shop ––open 9-1 PM Henrietta’s Thrift ShopOpen open 9-1PM Henrietta’s Thrift Shop Open 6 6PM O.A. Meeting PM O.A. Meeting PM Adult Choir Rehearsal 7 7PM Adult Choir Rehearsal 7:30 PM A.A. 12 Step Meeting 7:30 PM A.A. 12 Step Meeting Thursday Thursday Saturday Saturday 9-1 PM Mid-Week Service 6:30 PM T.O.P.S. 9-1Henrietta’s Henrietta’s Thrift Shop Open Thrift Shop – open Friday Friday 9-1PM Henrietta’s 9-1 Henrietta’sThrift ThriftShop ShopOpen – open 6 6PM PMO.A. O.A.Meeting Meeting 7:30 PM A.A. 12 Step Meeting 7:30 PM A.A. 12 Step Meeting Saturday Saturday 9-1 PM 9-1Henrietta’s Henrietta’s Thrift Shop Open Thrift Shop – open

73 Main Street, Westfield, MA 01085 Social Center: Clinton Avenue Father Sr. Joseph Soltysiak, Pastor St.Joseph National Church Phone - (413) 562-4403 St. Joseph’s PolishMA 0185 73Email Main -Street, Westfield, National Catholic Church Social Center: Clinton Avenue Fax - (413) 562-4403 73 Main Street, Westfield, MA 01085 Father Sr. Joseph Soltysiak, Pastor Sunday Masses 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Social Center: Avenue Phone (413)- Clinton 562-4403 Summer Schedule 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Father Sr. Joseph Soltysiak, Pastor Email SundayPhone School- -(413) 9 a.m., social center 562-4403 Fax (413) 562-4403 Catechism Classes: Monday evenings Email - Mass: 4:00 Daily andSaturday Holy Masses as pm announced Fax Day - (413) 562-4403 Sunday Mass: am For moreMasses information & 9:00 links: Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10am--- at the Social Center Summer Schedule - 8Evening a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Catechism-Monday classes St. Mary’s Church Sunday School 9 a.m., social center Daily and Holy Day Masses as announced 30Catechism Bartlett Street, Westfield, MA 01085 Classes: evenings For more information &Monday links: - (413) 562-5477 Daily andPhone Holy Day Masses as announced For more information & links: Rev. Frank Lawlor - Administrator Rev. Christopher Parochial Vicar St. Fedoryshyn, Mary’s Church Daniel Brunton, in Residence 30Rev. Bartlett Street, Westfield, MA 01085 Deacon- (413) Pedro562-5477 Rivera Phone Deacon Roger Carrier Weekday Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. Rev. Mass Frank -Lawlor - Administrator p.m. Holy Day - 64Rev. on the eveParochial before, 8:30 a.m. & Ryan Sliwa Rev.Masses Christopher Fedoryshyn, Vicar 6:15 p.m. (bilingual) Confessions Rev. Daniel Brunton, in Residence Saturdays,Deacon 2:30-3:30 p.m.Rivera (lower church) Pedro Saturday Mass - Carrier 4 p.m. Deacon Roger SundayMass Mass- Monday-Friday, - 7, 8:30 and 10 a.m. Weekday 8:30 a.m. p.m.11:30 a.m. 64and p.m. Holy Day Masses -6:15 on the eve before, 8:30 a.m. & All Masses are in theConfessions upper church,6:15 p.m. (bilingual) the 11:30 a.m. isp.m. in Spanish Saturdays, 2:30-3:30 (lower church) Handicapped accessible, Saturday Mass -elevator 4 p.m. located to the right of -the mainand entrance. Sunday Mass 7, 8:30 10 a.m. Adoration and and Benediction - Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. a.m.-6 p.m. All Masses9are in the upper church, St. Mary’s Elementary (Pre-K-8) the 11:30 a.m. isSchool in Spanish 568-2388 Handicapped(413) accessible, elevator located St. Mary’s Highright School (413) 568-5692 to the of the(9-12) main- entrance. Office of Religious Education - (413) 568-1127 Adoration and Benediction Wednesdays, St. Vincent de9Paul outreach a.m.-6 p.m. to the poor and needy - (413)School 568-5619 St. Mary’s Elementary (Pre-K-8) (413) 568-2388 St. Peter & St. Casimir Parish St. Mary’s High School (9-12) - (413) 568-5692 22 State Street- (413) 568-1127 Office of Religious Education Westfield, 01085to the poor St. Vincent de Paul MA outreach Rev. Wallis, Pastor andWilliam needy -H.(413) 568-5619 Parish Office - 413-568-5421 DailyParish St. Mass Peter schedule & St. Casimir Mon.-Thurs. 7:15 a.m. 22 State -Street Saturday Mass 4 p.m. Westfield, MA- 01085 Saturday - 3 p.m.Pastor - 3:30 p.m. Rev.Confessions William H. Wallis, Sunday Mass8:30- a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Parish Office 413-568-5421 Mass schedule Daily Temple Beth El a.m. Mon.-Thurs. - 7:15 WorshipMass Services Saturday - 4 p.m. SundayConfessions - Thursday Evening, p.m.p.m. Saturday - 3 p.m. -73:30 p.m. SundayFriday Mass-evening, 8:30 a.m.6 & 10:30 a.m. Saturday evening, 5 p.m. Monday-Friday Templemorning, Beth El 7 a.m. Saturday morning, 9:30 a.m. Worship Services and Holiday SundaySunday - Thursday Evening, 7 p.m. morning, 8 a.m. Ongoing Friday evening, 6 p.m. Monday afternoons - Learning Center (Religious School), Saturday evening, 5 p.m. 3:15 p.m. Monday-Friday morning, 7 a.m. Tuesday afternoons - B’Yachad (Hebrew High School) 6:30 Saturday morning, 9:30 a.m. p.m.;Sunday Parshatand haHoliday Shove study group, 7:30 p.m. morning, 8 a.m. Ongoing Wednesday afternoons - Learning (Religious Monday afternoons - Learning CenterCenter (Religious School), School), 3:153:15 p.m.p.m.; Youth Chorale, 5:15 p.m.High School) 6:30 Tuesday afternoons - B’Yachad (Hebrew Thursday BoyShove Scout Troop p.m.;evenings Parshat-ha #32 meets at 7:30 p.m. study group, Friday mornings - “Exploring Prayers” Wednesday afternoons - Learningour Center (Religious with Rabbi, a.m. School), 3:157p.m.; Youth Chorale, 5:15 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Society Thursday evenings - Boy Scout Troop of Greater #32 meets Springfield at 7:30 p.m. 245 Friday Portermornings Lake Drive, Springfield, MA 01106 - “Exploring our Prayers” Re. Jason Minister with Seymour, Rabbi, 7 a.m. phoneUniversalist 413 736-2324 Unitarian Society Handicap of Greateraccessible Springfield Sunday 9:30am 11am Worship Services, 245 Porter Lake and Drive, Springfield, MA 01106 Religious and nursery for children, Re.Education Jason Seymour, Minister Wednesday 5:30 pm Soulful Suppers Thursday 7PM413 Choir Rehearsals phone 736-2324 Monthly Unity House Concerts. Handicap accessible Check our Page. Services, Sunday 9:30am andFacebook 11am Worship Religious Education and nursery for children, Wednesday 5:30 pm Soulful Suppers United7PM Church ofRehearsals Christ Thursday Choir Second Church MonthlyCongregational Unity House Concerts. Rev. Rosemary Interim Check ourDawson, Facebook Page.Pastor 487 Western Avenue, P.O. Box 814, Westfield, MA 01086 United Church of Christ E-mail:Second Congregational Church OfficeRev. hours: TuesdayDawson, – Friday,Interim 9 a.m. Pastor to 12 noon, Rosemary Closed Monday. 487 Western Avenue, P.O. Box 814, Phone - (413)MA 568-7557 Westfield, 01086 Sunday - 10 a.m., Worship Service and Sunday School for preschool through high school. E-mail: Sunday evening– -Friday, Youth Program. Office hours: Tuesday 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Closed Monday. Phone - (413) 568-7557 Westfield Sunday - 10 a.m., WorshipAlliance ServiceChurch and Sunday School for 297 Russell Westfield, MA 01085 preschoolRoad, through high school. Rev. Jordan Greeley, Sunday evening - Youth Pastor Program. 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 - eveWestfield Alliance Church service. 297 Russellning Road, Westfield, MA 01085 Rev. Jordan Greeley, Pastor Phone - (413) 568-3572 Word- Bible of Grace Church Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Life a.m. for all ages, nursery Pioneerand Valley care provided; 11 a.m.of- Worship the Word; 6 p.m - eve848 North Road, Route 202 ning service. Westfield, MA 01085 (413) 572-3054 Word of Grace Church of Pioneer Valley Chet Senior Pastor 848 Marshall, North Road, Route 202 SundayWestfield, Morning Service: 10 a.m. MA 01085 Sunday evening, 6 p.m. (413) 572-3054 Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Chet Marshall, Senior Pastor Westfield Free10 Church Sunday Evangelical Morning Service: a.m. 568 Southwick Road, Westfield, Sunday evening, 6 p.m.MA 01085 Rev. David K.evening, Young, Pastor Wednesday 7 p.m. Phone - (413) 562-1504 Sunday – 10 a.m. - Morning Worship, childcare available; 8:45 a.m. Free - Sunday School. Westfield Evangelical Church WednesdayRoad, - 7 p.m. - Bible Study. 568 Southwick Westfield, MA 01085 p.m. Pastor Rev. Friday David -K.6:30 Young, Awana Program. PhoneChildren’s - (413) 562-1504 Sunday – 10 a.m. - Morning Worship, childcare available; 8:45 a.m. - Sunday School. West Springfield Church of Study. Christ Wednesday - 7 p.m. - Bible 61 Upper Street, Friday Church - 6:30 p.m. West Springfield, 01089 Awana Children’sMA Program. Phone - (413) 736-1006 Sunday - 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Worship Service; 9:30 a.m. - Bible Church Study. of Christ West Springfield Wednesday - 7Church p.m., Bible Study. 61 Upper Street, West Springfield, MA 01089 Phone - (413) 736-1006 Church Sunday - 10:30 Wyben a.m. andUnion 6 p.m., Worship Service; 9:30 An Interdenominational a.m. - Bible Study. Church 678 Montgomery Road, Westfield, MA 01085 Wednesday - 7 p.m., Bible Study. Phone - (413) 568-6473 Rev. George Karl, Pastor Sunday Worship Sunday Wyben Unionand Church School at 10 a.m. Church An Interdenominational Summer Worship at 9:30amMA 01085 678 Montgomery Road, Westfield, Nursery Available Phone - (413) 568-6473 Bible Studies in Karl, both Church Rev. George Pastor and in Worship Members’ homes. 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words. We need to pay attention and do better. That being said, work on several agenda items will continue to be discussed in the new year. Stay tuned for these following issues: Review & Strengthening of the Water Resource Protection District Zoning Ordinance; Single Use Plastic Bag Ban; Complete Streets Initiative; Implementation of Projects that Protect, Educate and Enforce Actions Related to the Barnes Aquifer; and Resolving the Growing Need for Oversight and Enforcement of Zoning Ordinances and Permit Conditions. It is evident that there is room for improvement in how we, as a city, recognize our responsibility to protect our citizens and our natural resources. Our ordinances and special permit conditions have to be more than just words on paper. Westfield needs to demonstrate by its local actions that it understands the impact their decisions can have on other communities and future generations. I may have mentioned this before and because of recent issues with water contamination, I mention it again. Westfield residents and city officials need to be informed, accept and understand the importance of protecting the Barnes Aquifer. We have a valuable resource in having the expertise of the Barnes Aquifer Protection Advisory Committee (BAPAC) which is made up of members from each of the four towns (Easthampton, Holyoke, Southampton and Westfield) where the aquifer is located. As the City Council liaison to BAPAC, I have the opportunity to observe the city/town representatives along with their Pioneer Valley Planning Commission facilitator and expert advisor from Smith College provide valuable input on what needs to be done to protect the aquifer and how to best do it. Their advice should not be taken lightly or set aside. I invite everyone to check out BAPAC’s website at www. Comments I have heard expressed within city government about the value of their input are very concerning to me. We as a city need to recognize and embrace the importance of our shared role in protecting this aquifer. We can be good neighbors by following and enforcing the recommendations this committee of experts provides. It doesn’t do anyone any good, if we cannot enforce conditions that are placed on developers seeking to carry on business in the water resource district. The city needs to clearly demonstrate that they understand and will, from the top down, implement measures that will place a high priority on protecting the aquifer and the people who depend on it for their water supply. Perhaps it is time for an attitude adjustment. Residents on city water and private wells have a right to clean water and deserve



Continued from Page 3 will double as a classroom, two bathrooms, an office for firefighters, EMT and paramedic training and a larger living area so that it can one day house more personnel. Notably, the City was able to get a 2 year extension on the existing septic system because the facility will be connected to the new sewer as part of the long term plan. The station is important to the city due to its location and must be upgraded as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Fire Service moves into the 21 Century. These upgrades will allow the WFD to service the outskirts of Westfield, toward Agawam and Southwick effectively. The City of Westfield has realized a huge cost savings, and a necessary upgrade to their WFD Emergency Service through the innovations of this project planning and execution. Special Thanks to the men and women of the Westfield Fire Department, Chief Reagan and Fire Commissioners Albert Masciadrelli, Patrick Olearcek and Carl Bonavita for making this project a reality. Please feel free to contact me at brentbean72@hotmail. Westfield Fire Department’s Little River Rd substation as seen com or call (413) 562-6006. in January 2017 during renovations (photo submitted). Brent Bean, City Council President

to have their water supply protected. We need to do whatever it takes to make that a reality. On the matter of keeping informed, I hope many of you have taken the time to check-out the city website. There are some new features and some old features that you may find very interesting and helpful to use. Westfield’s Public, Educational, and Governmental cable access service has recently added and expanded services for the community. Public television has expanded to two channels. There is a new Community Public Television website, www. Check out the details at the city website. The Westfield Community Bulletin Board service on Channel 12 is open to all not-for-profit agencies in the city to announce upcoming events. Event information can be submitted through the WestfieldTV webpage ( or emailed to Check out the Westfield Community Calendar which may be used to “promote educational, social, charitable, fraternal or educational organizations of interest to residents and visitors.” I also strongly encourage residents to take advantage of the Report a Concern and Notify Me options on the Home page.


Report non-emergency issues to the City of Westfield from your smartphone, tablet, or web browser using SeeClickFix. Citizens can use this system to report and track non-emergency issues as individuals or collectively and help improve the City. Some residents have informed me that they have successfully used it to get potholes fixed. The Notify Me option allows you to subscribe to Alerts, News Flashes and Agendas of your choosing. They can be sent to your email or phone. A great way to be notified about ongoing events and issues up for discussion on city agendas. Being informed is critical. Share information with others in your neighborhood who may not have access to the internet. For your information, I will be holding Ward 1 office hours on Monday, January 16, 2017,in the Barnes Regional Airport Conference Room located at 100 Airport Road from 11:00 am to 12:30pm. As always, I encourage you to reach out to me with your questions or concerns: or 413568-8562 Sincerely, Mary Ann Babinski, Ward 1 City Councilor

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economy works best when people have more of their money to spend, go shopping or out to eat locally, and invest. I also believe the state needs to keep its promises, solve its own problems and restore funding for local aid and the Quinn Bill, before it considers any new spending or programs. These cuts have cost cities in Massachusetts millions of dollars every year, adversely affecting education budgets and property taxes. Westfield taxpayers pay an additional 1.5 million dollars every year. People have had enough of broken promises, paying higher taxes while getting cuts in services. We need to do better. So how do we, as a city move forward? With incomes and property values flat, we need new growth and revenues. The council has been presented a 15 million dollar bond request from the Gas & Electric to expand fiber to the entire city. This will provide residents with better service at a much lower cost. There ought to be a way to provide some benefit to the city, and consideration forany damage to our roads. Second, we need to get off the merry-go-round of state programs, and get down to the business of providing basic services that people can afford, and living within our means. The council is consideringastate program that seeks to get cities to adopt aComplete Streets policy regarding all new construction, instead of just providing funds to fix our roads and sidewalks. Implementing this policy and the evaluation of its effectiveness will mandate all sorts of things that city boards, departments and officials will have to do. I havemany concerns with the language in the64-page Complete Streets proposal, such as: • Appointees to each Board/Commission should include at

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Police and Westfield Fire responded to the scene, and Westfield Fire paramedics transported a patient to Baystate Noble Hospital via ambulance. One vehicle was also towed. 6:27 p.m.: Trespassing and arrest, Summer Street. Police received a report from a resident that Deborah Artz, 61, of Westfield, had reportedly shown up to their residence intoxicated and in violation of a no trespassing order. Police arrived and arrested Artz, charging her with trespassing. 6:55 p.m.: Accident, Southampton Road. Police received a report of a two-vehicle crash involving a 2009 Fairlane and a 2015 Volkwagen Passat. The accident was minor and had no injuries.

least one member who demonstrates or pledges specific support for bicycle, pedestrian or Complete Streets principles and facilities. • Cost alone shall not be considered a valid reason for rejecting further pursuit of such principles or options. • Complete Streets design recommendations shall be incorporated into all phases of all publicly and privately funded projects, as appropriate. We all should ask, “Who writes this stuff?” What agenda and goals are they promoting that people should pledge support to, and mandate policies be incorporated into all projects, and not consider costs? This takes control away from local government. People should be appointed to boards and commissions based on experience, expertise and wanting to serve the community. Period. Too many of our laws and policies are being written by unelected bureaucrats, regulatory agencies, planning commissions, academic experts, and international organizations, rather than local and state legislators, or national organizations. For example, the International Code Council wrote the “Stretch Code” for our state building code. Can you believe the audacity of the state telling cities that cost should not be considered a factor?Everything the state and federal government does costs too much. It cost 500,000 dollars for the clock downtown, or to install a traffic light at Southampton Road School. The state spent 400 million dollars on 2 health connector websites. The first website did not work and could not transfer data to the second one. This created enormous problems for 400,000 residents. Governor Patrick could have sought a waiver from the federal government from ObamaCare, since Massachusetts was the model and the state had a website Governor Romney built for 10 million dollars. This self-inflicted wound wasted millions and did not buy so much as a BandAid.

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heavy policing," Healey said. "It is an industry rife with deception, rife with predatory practices, and I sure hope that the next secretary of education understands that and takes that seriously." Warren also said she's going to press the new education secretary to crack down on for-profit college scams. Warren has already said she's troubled by the record of President-elect Donald Trump's choice for education secretary, Betsy DeVos. In a letter she sent to DeVos on Monday, Warren said DeVos' advocacy for school choice, charter schools and school voucher programs should raise alarms for supporters of public education. Warren sits on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, which will hold a hearing on DeVos' nomination Tuesday.

Open Space is for the property to remain open space with development rights, which Vinskey said struck him as a little high. Thomas E. Sharp, who represents the Conservation Commission on the committee, said he would like to understand how the appraiser is establishing the value. Sharp asked the Bakers, who were present, if they would be willing to wait four months to better understand it. Bob Baker said their intention was never to develop the land. He invited all members of the committee and other city officials to come and do a walkabout, which they agreed to do before the next meeting in April. “Where I’m coming from, we need to come up with a better formula for purchasing development rights,” Sharp said. Later he added

We pay 600 million dollars a yearto the Registry of Motor Vehicles for a service that costs 60 million, and service has never been worse. Weare painfully aware that the state has a history: • of changing the rules down the road, including the ability to “opt out of programs”, as it did with the Business Improvement District, or “enacting new rules that”, to quote Anne Burke, former Director of the Economic Development Council “line up with enabling legislation of the world”. • changing the funding formula, as it did with Local Aid, that cost Westfield $5,000,000 in the last six years, including 2013 when the state had a $900,000,000 surplus. • decreasing the funding as more communities participate, as is doing with the Community Preservation Act, • eliminating state funding that create unfunded mandates, such as the Quinn Bill, which now costs Westfield taxpayers $775,000 per year, and represents a significant increase in property taxes. We need to create jobs and new growth, but lets give all our residents proper notification before Rural Residential zones are changed to Industrial A. I still cannot believe Westfield did not have a notification ordinance for our residents. Pleasecontact your city councilors and ask them to support a motionI putbefore the council to amend the Zone Change Procedure. All abutters, residents, taxpayers and property owners within 500 feet from the border directly affected by any proposed zone change, from rural residential, agricultural or Business A and B to Industrial A, shall be notified by mail no less than (14) days before a public hearing is held. Your Voice Matters. In the meantime, take someone out to lunch, and don’t forget to tip your waitress. Dan Allie City Councilor

Continued from Page 1 that the property is beautiful. “All I want is more time to approve the appraisal.” “I’m fully in support of this project,” said CPC chair Joe Muto. A motion was voted to table the project until the next meeting. Next up for review was the property at 88 Furrowtown Road for open space or recreation. John Masuck of R. Levesque Associates presented the proposal on behalf of their clients, The Streeters. The land is a 33-acre parcel, which includes an existing house with a front setback. Masuck said south and west of the parcel is the Westfield Sportsman’s Club. He said the balance of the land is wooded. Raymond L. Frappier of the Westfield Sportsman’s club said the club is interested in purchasing ten acres of the land as a buffer zone for

active shooting areas. He said they already maintain and mow the acreage for the Streeters, who he called “good neighbors.” Frappier said he has been authorized by the club to enter in partnership with the city, offering $65,000 for the ten acres, plus 28 acres on the other side of the turnpike that they would like to donate to the city. He said the acreage they would like to donate is part of the headwaters of their pond, which they want to protect. Frappier said they are the best stewards of the land, having been there since 1979. In response to a question, Frappier said the club owns 375 acres. “Some is protected, some is excluded,” he said. Their land includes 31 acres around the power lines, acreage which is restricted.

“The last time we talked, the city is not really interested in purchasing land, unless there’s a use for it,” Vinskey said. Masuck said there are wetlands on the site, and a fair amount of upland. He said a hay field is mowed and maintained which could be used for passive recreation. “Being so close to the Sportsman’s Club, would anyone want to use it, being so close to guns going off,” asked Cynthia Gaylord, Historical Commission member. Muto asked if anyone was interested in doing a site visit on this parcel. “For what purpose,” asked Gaylord. “If I were to buy this, it would be to sit down with the Sportsman’s Club. The $250,000 (asking price) is outrageously high. You can’t

build back there, it’s very wet,” said Sharp. “That why I wonder why we’d buy it for development rights,” Gaylord added. “From a recreation point of view, quite honestly, we have enough underwater recreation area,” commented Vincent Olinski, Parks and Recreation Commission member. Muto said the number on the value was selected by The Streeters, and the land has not yet been appraised. He said the best action would be to table it for due diligence, and talk to the owners about doing an appraisal. Vinskey said regarding the offer from the abutters, there may be a way for the city to work with them. The motion was approved to table the project until April.



Tribecca Film festival

Continued from Page 1 King Cobra: Directed by Justin Kelly, this drama starring James Franco and Christian Slater looks at the early rise of a gay port headliner and falling out with his producer, resulting in dire consequences. Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock: Focusing on the astonishing work of legendary music photographer Mick Rock who has spent his career chronicling the likes of Queen, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, David Bowie and so many others, this documentary by Barnaby Clay gives us access to the man behind the lens and his well of amazing stories in creating this stable of work. Pistol Shrimps: Brent Hodge’s hilarious documentary of an eclectic group of actresses, comedians, musicians and more who comprise a women’s basketball team in Los Angeles is both endearing and wildly entertaining, featuring Aubrey Plaza. Strike A Pose: When seven young male dancers started out to support pop icon Madonna on her Blonde Ambition tour as well as the documentary Truth or Dare, they had no idea how their lives would change. This powerful look at the aftermath and directions their lives have taken them in the years since is an engaging look at glamour and pain, thanks to directors Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan. A Hologram For the King: In what feels like a departure for star Tom Hanks, this engaging adaptation of a Dave Egger’s novel places Hanks as the main character, an aging businessman who travels to Saudi Arabia to sell new software to the king. I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead: Justin Krook’s documentary takes a true inside look into the life, mind and formative years of eminent DJ Steve Aoki. Particularly engrossing is the backstory of Steve’s dad, Rocky Aoki, daredevil and founder of Benihana. This relationship truly formed the man Steve is today. The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Bill Purple’s brilliantly directed film starts the formidable Jason Sudeikis and Jessica Biel as a couple in New Orleans who are forever changed by tragedy and the teenage girl (Maisie Williams) who enters their picture in need of help. As I Open My Eyes: Leyla Bouzid’s film aptly depicts the clash between family and culture as a Tunisian woman fronts a politically charged rock band as their lead singer, much to the defiance of her mother. All We Had: Katie Holmes stars in and directs this adaptation of the 2014 novel by Annie Weatherwax about a mother and daughter who stumble on hard times. Geezer: From director Lee Kirk, this hilarious film stars Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day as a happily married suburban dad of two who takes the opportunity of his 40th birthday to try to revisit his former life as the lead singer in a punk rock band. With films to satisfy the urges of any movie goer, the only question is how will the fine folks at the Tribeca Film Festival top this lineup? Thankfully we only have a few short months to bask in the wonder of the 2017 edition.

Progress Report

The house located at 3 Union Ave., where a vehicle struck late Thursday night. (Photo by Dan Desrochers)

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that the vehicle was traveling, but estimated that it was “well over the 35 mph speed limit.” The officer reportedly turned around and attempted to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle continued down North Elm Street without stopping. The vehicle traveled past the North Elm Street and Pochassic Road intersection according to Procopio, and reportedly struck a stone wall under a set of train tracks and swerved in and out of traffic lanes but continued to evade police. It was at this point that police reportedly ceased pursuit with lights and sirens but continued to follow the vehicle. Following this, the Forester reversed travel direction to go northbound on Route 202 according to police, and ran a red light. The vehicle reportedly continued traveling at a high rate of speed, striking a curb and avoiding striking two vehicles, before finally crashing into two other vehicles and then into a home at 3 Union Avenue. The state trooper reported that upon arriving at the scene of the accident, a 38-year-old man from Wyndam, Connecticut, was lying on the ground facedown. Police reported that the man was not injured and he was a passenger of the Forester that was allegedly operated by Norman. Procopio said that the same trooper then approached the Subaru Forester and saw Boyd without a seatbelt on in the driver’s seat. The officer reported that he allegedly smelled a strong odor of alcohol and the man in the car had reportedly

answered questions unintelligibly. Police reportedly instructed Boyd out of the vehicle and according to the report, he had trouble getting out of the vehicle and needed to be assisted. Boyd then reportedly laid on his stomach on the ground, and when the officer attempted to handcuff him police reported that he allegedly resisted the officer’s attempts. Police were able to handcuff Boyd, however. The full list of charges for Boyd were as follows: Failure to stop for police, committing a marked lanes violation, leaving the scene of a crash that caused property damage, leaving a scene of a crash that caused personal injury, operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop or yield to traffic signals, speeding, resisting arrest, failure to wear seatbelt, malicious destruction of property over $250, no license and disorderly conduct, per Procopio. Both vehicles that were struck were occupied by one person each. According to Westfield Police records, the two occupants from different vehicles—a 27-year-old man from Springfield and pregnant 26-year-old woman from Westfield—were transported to area hospitals. State police reported that the injuries were minor but no further update on their conditions were available. State police are expected to continue to investigate the accident.

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within the building, according to a progress report given to the committee. The remediation consisted of 800 feet of heating pipes and fittings in the basement, asbestos insulation in the ceilings of the Reference Room, Technical Services area, and the 1966 addition of the Children’s Library and the removal of the asbestos floor tile, mastic and ceiling insulation in the back hallway. Additional asbestos tile not in the contract was identified underneath the wall to wall carpet in the Boys & Girls Library. The total cost for remediation was over $260,000. The abatement was completed on November 11. The library contracted out for a building-wide sprinkler system, and a 6” water pipe from Court Street that will serve the system was completed in December. Once the sprinkler work is completed, the work will commence to restore and rebuild the spaces. Saltus said in addition to the $850,000 awarded by the CPC, they have received a grant of $40,000 from the Beveridge Family Foundation, $25,000 from the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, and have raised an additional $135,000 from a community campaign mailing sent out on Dec. 2, for a total of $1.1 million raised. In addition, Saltus said they will be holding a “Love your Library” month in February. Committee members congratulated them on the success of their mailing. Mulligan said personal donations ranged from $5 to $31,000, and “lots in between.” They said the mailing only went out to between 1,300 and 1,400 residents. “It was all kick started by your $850,000,” Saltus said. “We’re getting there, baby steps.”

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most. “I’m going to miss the wintertime the most,” he said. That’s because in addition to his work as a mechanic, Liptak also helped clear snow throughout Westfield, especially on the city’s bridges, using what Liptak called “his machine,” a dieselengine powered snowblower. “I operated that machine for four years, nobody else has,” Liptak said with a smile on his face. “I took great care of it.” In addition to operating “his machine,” Liptak was also touted as a highly-skilled craftsman, knowing the ins and outs of all the equipment in the department. “He’s a totally professional employee, so versatile,” Steve Wingate, foreman for the department from which Liptak is retiring. “I don’t think there’s equipment here without his signature weld on it. The knowledge is unbelievable.” For his service to the city, Liptak received a proclamation from Mayor Brian Sullivan. The honor was given to him by Director of Public Works Dave Billips and Community Outreach Coordinator Amber Danahey.





Matt Daley drives through the Renaissance defense... (Photo by Bill Deren)

Danny Scharmann takes a jumper. (Photo by Bill Deren)

Rams rally By CHRIS PUTZ Staff Writer SOUTHWICK – Southwick rallied from a nine-point, first-quarter deficit to defeat visiting Renaissance 70-57 in a high school boys’ basketball game Friday night. Five players reached double digits in the scoring column for Southwick. Matt Daley paved the way with 20 points. Ryan LeClair and Hunter Iglesias scored 11 apiece, and Tim McGrath and Nick Hough each finished with 10. Devron Marshall led Renaissance with 16.

DA holds off STM surge Duggan Academy 50, St. Mary 46 St. Mary rallied from an 18-point deficit to within three with 15 seconds remaining in regulation. The Saints missed a game-tying three in Drew Collins scored a team-high 14 points to lead St. Mary. Saints’ Jake Butler finished with nine, and Andrew Illnicky had eight. ... and passes off. (Photo by Bill Deren)

Bombers prevail Westfield 65, Agawam 58 Westfield took charge from the opening tap, outscoring Agawam by eight points in the first quarter, 20-12, en route to a win on their home court. Rodney Bernard led Westfield with 16 points, Kam Wells had 14, Gabe Piepergerdes netted 13, and Aidan Dunn chipped in 10. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Rams roll Southwick 58, Mohawk 27 Emily Martin scored a career high 12 points, McKinley White and Autumn Waitt each had 10, and Makenzie Sullivan and Caroline Clarke netted nine apiece for Southwick. Southwick’s JV squad also won, 37-25.

Hadla nets 16 in loss Hunter Inglesias fight for a rebound. (Photo by Bill Deren)

Chicopee 58, Westfield 43 Madison Gutierrez led Chicopee with 15 points, and Taina Slaughter and Kenna Sousa each had nine to propel Chicopee at home. Westfield’s Olivia Hadla scored a game-high 16. See H.S. Roundup, Page 11

Hunter Inglesias scores on a two fastbreaks during the Southwick 1st half comeback. (Photo by Bill Deren)

Chris Molta drives to the hoop. (Photo by Bill Deren)

Southwick scores on a buzzer beating shot to take a lead into the second half. (Photo by Bill Deren)

Matt Daley sparks a comeback with a fastbreak layup. (Photo by Bill Deren)

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Ryan LeClair gets control of the loose ball. (Photo by Bill Deren)




WINTER ’16-17 HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE GATEWAY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL *Saturday, Jan. 14* WRESTLING at Maple Hill, 7:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16 No Sports Scheduled Tuesday, Jan. 17 SKIING – PVIAC Race, Berkshire East (Charlemont), 5 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Westfield Technical Academy, 4 p.m. JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Hampden Charter School of Science, 5 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Hampden Charter School of Science, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 No Sports Scheduled Thursday, Jan. 19 SKIING – PVIAC Race, Berkshire East (Charlemont), 5 p.m. JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Baystate Academy Charter Public School, 5 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Baystate Academy Charter Public School, 6:30 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at John J. Duggan Academy, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Pioneer Valley Christian Academy, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at St. Mary, Westfield Middle School North, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Westfield Technical Academy, 5 p.m.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Westfield Technical Academy, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. St. Mary, 5 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. St. Mary, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 SKIING – PVIAC Race, Berkshire East (Charlemont), 5 p.m. JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Commerce, 5 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Commerce, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 No Sports Scheduled Saturday, Jan. 28 WRESTLING at Albany High School, 7:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30 JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Sci-Tech, 5 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Sci-Tech, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 BOYS’/GIRLS’ SKIING – PVIAC Race, 5 p.m. JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at McCann Tech, 5 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL at McCann Tech, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 WRESTLING at Hampshire Regional, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 BOYS’/GIRLS’ SKIING – PVIAC Race, 5 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Hampden Charter School of Science, 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Pathfinder, 5 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Pathfinder, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6 JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Smith Vocational, 4:30 p.m.

ST. MARY HIGH SCHOOL Saturday, Jan. 14 ICE HOCKEY at Chicopee, Smead Arena, noon Monday, Jan. 16 ICE HOCKEY vs. South Hadley, Amelia Park Ice Arena, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 SKIING – PVIAC Race, Berkshire East (Charlemont), 5 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Mount Everett, 5 p.m. JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Franklin Tech, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Franklin Tech, 7 p.m. ICE HOCKEY vs. Greenfield, Amelia Park Ice Arena, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Hampden Charter School of Science, Westfield Middle School North, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 SKIING – PVIAC Race, Berkshire East (Charlemont), 5 p.m. JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Smith Voke, 5 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Smith Voke, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Sci-Tech, 6 p.m. ICE HOCKEY vs. Chicopee Comp, Amelia Park Ice Arena, 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 ICE HOCKEY at Turners Falls, Collins/Moylan Arena, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Gateway, Westfield Middle School North, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 No Sports Scheduled Wednesday, Jan. 25 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Gateway, 5 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Gateway, 6:30 p.m. ICE HOCKEY vs. Amherst-Pelham, Amelia Park Ice

Arena, 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 SKIING – PVIAC Race, Berkshire East (Charlemont), 5 p.m. JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Westfield Technical Academy, Westfield Middle School South, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Westfield Technical Academy, Westfield Middle School South, 7 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Westfield Technical Academy, 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 ICE HOCKEY at Belchertown, Mullins Center Practice Rink, 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Pathfinder, Westfield Middle School South, 5 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Pathfinder, Westfield Middle School South, 6:30 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Putnam, Westfield Middle School North, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 SKIING – PVIAC Race, Berkshire East (Charlemont), 5 p.m. JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Pioneer Valley Christian Academy, Westfield Middle School South, 5 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Pioneer Valley Christian Academy, Westfield Middle School South, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 No Sports Scheduled Thursday, Feb. 2 SKIING – PVIAC Race, Berkshire East ( Charlemont), 5 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Smith Vocational, Westfield Middle School North, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Hampden Charter School of Science, Dunbar Community Center, 4 p.m.

WESTFIELD TECHNICAL ACADEMY Monday, Jan. 16 No Sports Scheduled Tuesday, Jan. 17 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Gateway, 4 p.m. JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Smith Voke, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Smith Voke, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 No Sports Scheduled Thursday, Jan. 19 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Pathfinder, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Pathfinder, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Franklin Tech, 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Smith Voke, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Gateway, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 No Sports Scheduled Thursday, Jan. 26 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at St. Mary, Westfield Middle School South, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL at St. Mary, Westfield Middle School South, 7 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. St. Mary, 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Pioneer Valley Christian Academy, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Pioneer Valley Christian Academy, 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Pathfinder, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Hampden Charter School of Science, 4 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Hampden Charter School of Science, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Hampden Charter School of Science, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 No Sports Scheduled Thursday, Feb. 2 No Sports Scheduled

Friday, Feb. 3 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Commerce, 5 p.m. JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Franklin Tech, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Franklin Tech, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6 No Sports Scheduled Tuesday, Feb. 7 Wednesday, Feb. 8 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Duggan Academy, Brookings School, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Pioneer Valley Christian Academy, 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at McCann Tech, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL at McCann Tech, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Gateway, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. St. Mary, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. St. Mary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 No Sports Scheduled Thursday, Feb. 16 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Smith Vocational, 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Smith Vocational, 5 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Smith Vocational, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20 No Sports Scheduled Tuesday, Feb. 21 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at St. Mary, Westfield Middle School North, 5:30 p.m. JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Pathfinder, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Pathfinder, 7 p.m.

WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL *Saturday, Jan. 14* ICE HOCKEY at Dartmouth, Hetland Arena, 12:30 p.m. GIRLS’ ICE HOCKEY (Longmeadow Co-Op) at Leominster, Wallace Center (Fitchburg State), 4:30 p.m. *Sunday, Jan. 15* JV BOYS’ ICE HOCKEY at Chicopee Comp, Cyr Arena, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16 ICE HOCKEY vs. Marblehead, Amelia Park Arena, noon JV BOYS’ ICE HOCKEY at East Longmeadow, Cyr Arena, 2:30 p.m. JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Hampshire, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Hampshire, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 BOYS’/GIRLS’ SWIMMING vs. Northampton, 4:30 p.m. GIRLS’ ICE HOCKEY (Longmeadow Co-Op) at Belmont, Viglirolo Rink, 5 p.m. SKIING – PVIAC Race, Berkshire East Ski, 5 p.m. JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Putnam, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Putnam, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 ICE HOCKEY vs. Agawam, Amelia Park Arena, 7 p.m. WRESTLING vs. Agawam, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 SKIING – PVIAC Race, Berkshire East Ski, 5 p.m. JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Amherst-Pelham, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Amherst-Pelham, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 BOYS’/GIRLS’ SWIMMING vs. West Springfield, 4 p.m. JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Longmeadow, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’/GIRLS’ INDOOR TRACK vs. TBD @ Smith College, 6:45 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Longmeadow, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 GIRLS’ ICE HOCKEY (Longmeadow Co-Op) vs. Austin Prep, Fitzpatrick Ice Arena, Time TBA WRESTLING @ Burt Burger Invitational, Chicopee High School, 9 a.m. ICE HOCKEY at Minnechaug, Olympia Ice Center, 7 p.m. *Sunday, Jan. 22* GIRLS’ ICE HOCKEY (Longmeadow Co-Op) vs. Needham, Amelia Park Arena, 3 p.m. JV BOYS’ ICE HOCKEY vs. Agawam, Olympia Ice Center, 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Minnechaug, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Minnechaug, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 BOYS’/GIRLS’ SWIMMING vs. Belchertown, 4 p.m. JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. West Springfield, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. West Springfield, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 GIRLS’ ICE HOCKEY (Longmeadow Co-Op) at Shrewsbury, North Star Youth Forum Ice Rink, 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26

SKIING – PVIAC Race, Berkshire East Ski, 5 p.m. JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Ludlow, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Ludlow, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 BOYS’/GIRLS’ SWIMMING at East Longmeadow, 4 p.m. JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Northampton, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’/GIRLS’ INDOOR TRACK vs. East Longmeadow @ Smith College, 6:45 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Northampton, 7 p.m. *Saturday, Jan. 28* JV BOYS’ ICE HOCKEY vs. Longmeadow, Amelia Park Arena, 6 p.m. *Sunday, Jan. 29* JV BOYS’ ICE HOCKEY at East Longmeadow, Cyr Arena, 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Agawam, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Agawam, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 BOYS’/GIRLS’ SKIING – PVIAC Race, Berkshire East (Charlemont), 5 p.m. JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Chicopee, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Chicopee, 7 p.m. BOYS’/GIRLS’ SWIMMING vs. Minnechaug, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 BOYS’ ICE HOCKEY vs. East Longmeadow, Amelia Park Arena, 7 p.m. WRESTLING vs. Holyoke, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 JV BOYS’ ICE HOCKEY vs. Simsbury, Amelia Park Arena, 3 p.m. BOYS’/GIRLS’ SKIING – PVIAC Race, Berkshire East (Charlemont), 5 p.m. JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at East Longmeadow, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at East Longmeadow, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 BOYS’/GIRLS’ INDOOR TRACK vs. TBD, Smith College (Northampton), 3:45 p.m. JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at East Longmeadow, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL at East Longmeadow, 7 p.m. *Saturday, Feb. 4* BOYS’ ICE HOCKEY at Ludlow, Olympia, 2 p.m. GIRLS’ ICE HOCKEY (Longmeadow Co-Op) at Austin Prep, Essex Sports Center, 5:50 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6 GIRLS’ ICE HOCKEY (Longmeadow Co-Op) at Auburn, Horgan Skating Arena, 5:30 p.m. JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Ludlow, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Ludlow, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 BOYS’/GIRLS’ SKIING – PVIAC Race, Berkshire East (Charlemont), 5 p.m. JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Amherst, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Amherst, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 WRESTLING at Northampton, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 No Sports Scheduled Friday, Feb. 10 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at West Springfield, 5:30 p.m.

SOUTHWICK-TOLLAND REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL Sunday, Jan. 15 JV ICE HOCKEY at Wahconah, Olympia Ice Center, 6:10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16 JV ICE HOCKEY at Greenfield, Collins-Moylan Arena, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 SKIING – PVIAC Race, Berkshire East Ski, 5 p.m. JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Palmer, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Palmer, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 WRESTLING at Sabis, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 SKIING – PVIAC Race, Berkshire East Ski, 5 p.m. JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Easthampton, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Easthampton, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 BOYS’/GIRLS’ INDOOR TRACK vs. Athol, West Springfield @ Smith College, 3:45 p.m. JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Smith Academy, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Smith Academy, 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 JV ICE HOCKEY vs. Ludlow, Olympia Ice Center, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at McCann Tech, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Monson, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Monson, 7 p.m. WRESTLING vs. West Springfield, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 No Sports Scheduled Thursday, Jan. 26 SKIING – PVIAC Race, Berkshire East Ski, 5 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Pioneer Valley Regional, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 BOYS’/GIRLS’ INDOOR TRACK vs. Commerce, Greenfield @ Smith College, 5:45 p.m. JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Ware, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Ware, 7 p.m. *Sunday, Jan. 29* JV BOYS’ ICE HOCKEY at Chicopee, Olympia Ice Center (West Springfield), 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Ware, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Ware, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 BOYS’/GIRLS’ SKIING – PVIAC race, Berkshire

East (Charlemont), 5 p.m. JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Palmer, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Palmer, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 WRESTLING vs. Hampden Charter School of Science, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 BOYS’/GIRLS’ SKIING – PVIAC race, Berkshire East (Charlemont), 5 p.m. JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Pope Francis, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Pope Francis, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 BOYS’/GIRLS’ INDOOR TRACK vs. Pope Francis, Smith College (Northampton), 6:45 p.m. JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Granby, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Granby, 7 p.m. *Saturday, Feb. 4* WRESTLING (Quad Meet) vs. Andover, 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6 JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Turners Falls, 6 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Turners Falls, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 BOYS’/GIRLS’ SKIING – PVIAC race, Berkshire East (Charlemont), 5 p.m. JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Hampshire, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Hampshire, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 No Sports Scheduled Thursday, Feb. 9 JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Greenfield, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Greenfield, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Renaissance, Rebecca Johnson Elementary School, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Renaissance, Rebecca Johnson Elementary School, 7 p.m. WRESTLING D3 WEST SECTIONALS @ Pioneer Valley Regional School, Time TBD *Saturday, Feb. 11* WRESTLING D3 WEST SECTIONALS @ Pioneer Valley Regional School, All Day *Sunday, Feb. 12* JV BOYS’ ICE HOCKEY vs. Chicopee Comp, Cyr Arena, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Easthampton, 5:30 p.m. JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Mohawk, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Easthampton, 7 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Mohawk, 7 p.m.




Westfield Technical Academy’s Kelsey Carroll (11) dishes off the ball to a teammate. (Photo by Chris Putz)

Westfield Tech’s Emily White (24) inbounds the ball as a Duggan Academy player defends the sideline Friday night. (Photo by Chris Putz)

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Duggan tips WTA Duggan Academy 54, Westfield Technical Academy 11 Duggan Academy raced out to an early lead and never looked back. Westfield Tech will look to bounce back Tuesday against visiting Gateway. Tip-off is at 4 p.m.

Westfield Tech’s Faith Young (30) drives past the Duggan Academy defense toward the hoop Friday night. (Photo by Chris Putz) BOYS’ SWIMMING

Bombers down Hurricanes Westfield 106, Amherst 74 Nick Rosso (50 freestyle, 23.20; 100 butterfly, season best 54.65) and Tommy Russell (100 freestyle, season best 50.20; 100 backstroke, 54.80) won two individual events apiece to lead Westfield. The Bombers swept the relay races, winning the 200 medley (1:48.04), 200 free (1:40.83), and 400 free (3:29.87). GIRLS’ SWIMMING

Charette paces Bombers Jaymee Hall (40) dribbles the ball up the court for Westfield Technical Academy. (Photo by

Westfield 114, Amherst 69 Rachel Charette finished first in the 50 freestyle (season best 26.30) and 100 free (57.09) to lead Westfield.

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NFL’s divisional round has a familiar feel this time NEW YORK (AP) — The divisional round of the NFL playoffs has a familiar feel. All four of the matchups this weekend are rematches of regular-season games from this season. And Saturday’s games feature coaches going against their former teams. Atlanta coach Dan Quinn spent four seasons with Seattle, including the 2013 and ‘14 seasons as the team’s defensive coordinator. The Seahawks advanced to the Super Bowl in both seasons, including winning it to cap the 2013 season. Quinn got the better of Pete Carroll and the Seahawks with a 26-24 win at CenturyLink Field in Week 6. And, Houston’s Bill O’Brien was on Bill Belichick’s staff in Foxborough from 2007-11. O’Brien is looking for a better result on Saturday night after his Texans were dominated 27-0 in September. The Steelers and Packers both enter Sunday’s games as two of the hottest teams in the NFL. Pittsburgh will enter its matchup at Kansas City on an eight-game winning streak. The Steelers routed the Chiefs 43-14 in Week 4. And Green Bay will travel to Dallas on a seven-game surge as it tries to knock off the top-seeded Cowboys and get even for a 30-16 loss at Lambeau Field in Week 6. Seattle (11-5-1) at Atlanta (11-5), Saturday at 4:35 p.m. EST (Fox) This will be the second postseason meeting between the teams. Both were in the divisional playoffs, and both at the Georgia Dome. Four years ago, Seattle fell behind 20-0 before Russell Wilson led his team on three fourth-quarter touchdown drives to take a 28-27 lead with 31 seconds left. However, the Falcons completed two long pass plays and Matt Bryant kicked a 49-yard field goal in a 30-28 win. “It’s one of those games,” Carroll said Tuesday of the loss in January 2013. “It’s one of those games you store away, but it doesn’t have anything to do with what’s going on now.” That game was a rare postseason loss for Wilson, who is 8-3 in his career in the playoffs. Atlanta has lost five of its past six playoff games. An Atlanta loss would end the Falcons’ 25-year stay in the Georgia Dome.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium is scheduled to open next season. Houston (10-7) at New England (14-2), Saturday at 8:15 p.m. (CBS) The Patriots are more than a two-touchdown favorite. And with good reason. New England has won seven of the eight meetings overall. The Patriots are 4-0 at Foxborough against Houston, outscoring the Texans a combined 150-49. And that includes a 27-0 rout in Week 3 with Jacoby Brissett was at quarterback because Tom Brady was serving his four-game suspension. Brady has 22 playoff wins, the most in NFL history. Brady is also the NFL postseason leader in completions (738), attempts (1,183), passing yards (7,957) and touchdown passes (56). And Belichick has 23 postseason wins, most all time. Houston’s best hope is for defensive end Jadeveon Clowney to get consistent pressure on Brady. The No. 1 pick in the 2014 draft was a big reason why the Texans dominated the Raiders in the wild-card round. He had an acrobatic interception to set up a touchdown in the 27-14 win. “That kind of boosts us up a little (like), OK we gonna show them,” Clowney said earlier this week of being a big underdog. “One of the mentalities this week going into this game is we’re the underdogs, always been underdogs all season — let’s go out there and prove to them why we’re here in this second round now.” Green Bay (11-6) at Dallas (13-3), Sunday at 4:40 p.m. (Fox) This is the eighth postseason meeting between the teams, which includes such memorable matchups as the “Ice Bowl” in 1967. And the Packers and Cowboys are tied with the Giants for the most playoff appearances at 32. Packers coach Mike McCarthy has nine playoff wins, tied with Vince Lombardi and Mike Holmgren for the most in club history. The Cowboys, who have four straight losses in the divisional round, are looking for their first NFC championship game appearance since the 1995 season. Dak Prescott will be the first rookie QB to start a playoff game

for Cowboys. Since winning the Super Bowl after the 2010 season, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has not won back-to-back playoff games. Packers receiver Jordy Nelson, who had an NFL-high 14 touchdown catches in the regular season, will miss the game because of injured ribs. “We’re a different offense, though,” Rodgers said earlier in the week about his team’s offensive options. “We’re doing a lot of different things than we were last year, a lot of things better. I think our offensive line is playing better. Our scheme has advanced, and we’re getting more contributions from the tight end at this point. “Davante (Adams) is a legit receiver in this league, and obviously Randall Cobb, who is established as well,” he said. Pittsburgh (12-5) at Kansas City (12-4), Sunday at 8:20 p.m. (NBC) The game was moved from 1:05 to prime time because of a potential ice storm due to hit the Kansas City area this weekend. The Steelers beat the Dolphins 30-12 in the wild-card round for their NFL-record 35th postseason win. Ben Roethlisberger had five touchdown passes in Pittsburgh’s previous meeting against the Chiefs. “They are a very aggressive defense,” Roethlisberger said. “We were able to utilize some of that the first time we played them. But like I said, we throw that out the window. They may be more conservative. They may just play their game.” The previous time the Chiefs hosted a playoff game was in January 2011. Their coach for that game was Todd Haley, now the Steelers’ offensive coordinator. The Chiefs have lost four straight home playoff games, three in the divisional round. The Chiefs beat the Steelers 27-24 in the wild-card round on Jan. 8, 1994. Joe Montana was the quarterback for the Chiefs, who have not won a home playoff game since. In fact, the Chiefs have only won two playoff games at home in their history, even though they were a founding member of the old AFL. The other came against the then-Los Angeles Raiders in 1991, also in the wild-card round.


Dear Annie By ANNIE LANE

The Wrong Kind of Discipline Dear Annie: Two years ago, my brother and his wife, who have no kids, took my then-8-year-old son on a great trip. They returned very exhausted after a week, having had a wonderful time. Once home, my brother informed me -- by demonstrating on me physically -- that he had hit my son in the head to discipline him. I was immediately upset but did not show it. I asked my son about it later, and he said it had happened a few times. When broaching the topic to my son, I remained neutral, though I did assure my son when he suggested he may have deserved it that people should not hit other people in the head. Because I see my brother only a couple of times a year (he lives far away), I waited a while to have time to reflect. I wrote a thank-you note for the trip. After a month or so, I wrote a very short note to my brother, saying again that I really appreciated the trip and also saying that though I realize he didn’t know I feel this way, I do not want him to hit my son in the head again. My brother was furious and cut me off entirely. It really hurts my heart to think that my son and I will not be able to visit him or my sister-in-law or her other relatives. My sister-in-law has tried to reason with him, but he will not be moved, and I don’t want to push her to get involved more. I called and wrote to apologize for hurting his feelings. No response. My mom feels I am to blame for not trusting that the child needed to be disciplined in that way, though she always taught us never to hit other people. Any advice? -- Sad Sister in Pennsylvania Dear Sad: Take some solace in the fact that you are absolutely right. Disciplining one’s children is a very sensitive issue, let alone someone else’s children. And hitting a child -especially on the head -- is unacceptable and ineffective (it’s also illegal in all 50 states). Sandra Graham-Bermann, a psychology professor and researcher at the University of Michigan, says that though the child might momentarily stop problematic behavior when hit or spanked, it’s only because he or she is afraid. The lesson doesn’t stick for the long term. Positive reinforcement, as well as remaining calm during tantrums, is more effective at encouraging good behavior. Try sharing this research with your brother. Dear Annie: This is in response to “Family Divided,” who has been butting heads with her sister about politics. As a physician who counsels patients with life-threatening illnesses, I have learned that when there is family conflict for any reason, it’s best to become a love warrior and use love as your weapon. “I love you.” Say it every day to the people with whom you are in conflict, no matter what the reason -- from someone who screams at you for taking his parking space to parents with whom you’re always fighting. One patient thought that I was nuts and saying “I love you” would make no difference. But she started telling her alcoholic parents she loved them anyway. Each week, she told me it made no difference. Three months later, she came in with a smile. I asked her what the smile was about, and she said, “I was late for work today, so I ran out of the house and heard my parents yelling, ‘You forgot something!’ I told them I had all my stuff. What had I forgotten? They answered, ‘You didn’t say, “I love you.”’ Next thing you know, we were crying and hugging each other and healing all our wounds.” Love is a powerful weapon, and the opposite of love is not fear or hate but indifference, rejection and abuse. -- Bernie S., M.D. Send your questions for Annie Lane to dearannie@creators. com.

HINTS FROM HELOISE CAT-PROOFING THE HOME Dear Readers: Descendants from the wild, CATS are jumpers and naturally curious. This can be a problem around the house. Here are some hints to make your home safer for your cat: * Breakable knickknacks and antique treasures should be secured. * Houseplants are tricky -- they can be poisonous. * Keep the lid down on the toilets. * Lock up chemical cleaners and medicines that can be ingested. * Unplug electrical cords and wrap them to prevent chewing. * Close the clothes dryer to keep kitty out -- it’s a warm space. * Keep claws neatly trimmed. Cats will always explore, but making their home turf safer is smart. -- Heloise PET PAL Dear Readers: A reader in Big Timber, Mont., invites us to meet Boltz. Boltz is a beautiful 1-year-old border collie who has the cutest half-white and half-black face, and he is comfy, snuggled up against the couch. To see Boltz and our other Pet Pals, visit and click on “Pet of the Week.” -- Heloise



TV Sports Tonight Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts. SATURDAY, JAN. 14 BOXING 9:30 p.m. SHO — Premier Champions, James DeGale vs. Badou Jack, for Jack’s WBC World super middleweight title and DeGale’s IBF World super middleweight title; Jose Pedraza vs. Gervonta Davis, for Pedraza’s IBF junior lightweight title, at Brooklyn, N.Y. BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN — Hoophall Classic, Hillcrest Academy (Ariz.) vs. Westtown (Pa.), at Springfield, Mass. COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon CBSSN — Dayton at Duquesne ESPN — Duke at Louisville ESPN2 — Georgia at Florida ESPNU — Minnesota at Penn St. FOX — UConn at Georgetown FS1 — Villanova at St. John’s FSN — Seton Hall at Providence 12:30 p.m. NBCSN — Richmond at Saint Joseph’s 1 p.m. CBS — Texas A&M at Mississippi St. FS2 — Truman St. at Creighton 2 p.m. BTN — Nebraska at Michigan CBSSN — VCU at Davidson ESPN — Florida St. at North Carolina ESPN2 — Oklahoma St. at Kansas FS1 — Xavier at Butler FSN — DePaul at Marquette 2:30 p.m. NBCSN — Saint Louis at George Mason 3:30 p.m. SEC — Alabama at LSU 4 p.m. CBSSN — Houston at UCF ESPN — Auburn at Kentucky ESPN2 — West Virginia at Texas ESPNEWS — Tulsa at Temple 4:30 p.m. ESPNU — Baylor at Kansas St. NBCSN — Fordham vs. St. Bonaventure, at Rochester, N.Y. 5:30 p.m. FSN — Iowa St. at TCU 6 p.m. CBSSN — South Florida at Memphis ESPN2 — Maryland at Illinois SEC — Missouri at Arkansas 6:30 p.m. ESPNU — Mississippi at South Carolina 8 p.m. ESPN2 — Wichita St. at Illinois St. 8:30 p.m. ESPNU — Texas Tech at Oklahoma SEC — Tennessee at Vanderbilt 10 p.m. ESPN2 — Saint Mary’s (Cal) at Gonzaga 10:30 p.m. ESPNU — UC Davis at CS Northridge GOLF 5 a.m. GOLF — European PGA Tour, BMW South African Open, third round, at Gauteng, South Africa 1 p.m. ESPNEWS — Latin America Amateur Championship, third round, at Panama City 1:30 p.m. GOLF — Champions Tour, Diamond Resorts Invitational, second round, at Orlando, Fla. 7 p.m. GOLF — PGA Tour, Sony Open, third round, at Honolulu MOTOR SPORTS 6:30 p.m. NBCSN — Dakar Rally, Stage 11 (San Juan to Río Cuarto, Argentina) (taped) 10 p.m. FS1 — AMA, Monster Energy Supercross, at San Diego NBA BASKETBALL 6 p.m. NBA — San Antonio vs. Phoenix, at Mexico City NFL FOOTBALL 4:30 p.m. FOX — NFC Divisional, Seattle at Atlanta 8 p.m. CBS — AFC Divisional, Houston at New England SOCCER 7:30 a.m. NBCSN — Premier League, West Bromwich Albion at Tottenham 10 a.m. CNBC — Premier League, Crystal Palace at West Ham United NBCSN — Premier League, Arsenal at Swansea City 12:30 p.m. NBC — Premier League, Chelsea at Leicester City SKIING 3 p.m. NBC — FIS Alpine World Cup, Men’s Downhill, at Wengen, Switzerland and World Cup, Women’s Downhill, at Zauchensee, Austria (same-day tape)

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017: This year you interact well with others, especially on an individual level. However, you don’t do as well with crowds and groups. Do not fight the inevitable. If you are single, you meet several appealing people. Don’t settle for less than what you want. If you are attached, the two of you experience an intensity between you that might be quite remarkable. In the fall, travel or visits from your in-laws could take up a lot of your time and attention. VIRGO makes a fuss over your theories and ideas. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult


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ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHH Expect to be out among the crowds. Hanging close to home could contribute to a potential case of cabin fever. You have much to do and share. A friend or loved one joins you as you get into the winter spirit. News from a distance marks your mood. Tonight: Head home early. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH Your creativity surges as you face several hassles and some “What If” issues. You have a lot of energy to start a long-overdue project. You might surprise yourself by how fast you are able to complete this activity to your satisfaction. Tonight: Enjoy a special person in your life. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHH You have the right words and the originality to make an impression on others, especially a child or loved one. You don’t need to work on your appeal -- you simply need to be yourself. Often you feel as if you need to entertain others. Tonight: The party could end up at your home. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHH You would be wise to review your budget before taking on any more commitments. You work hard to achieve what you want in life. Don’t allow a moment of weakness to throw a longterm plan into chaos. Tonight: Visit with a neighbor or relative, as this person has news to share! LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH You will bring a lot of excitement to those around you just by being yourself. You seem to send out good vibes that few will be able to resist. Communication excels, and there could be a group of people that you will want to put together. Tonight: Let it all hang out. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHH Make it OK to be sluggish today, if that’s how you feel. Very soon, you will feel much livelier. Use caution with your spending, even if you are using the funds to simplify your life. Do not forget that there is always tomorrow! Tonight: Follow your impulses, within reason. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH If you could do whatever you want, within reason, what would you do? With the exception of a difficult conversation, much that occurs today will be to your liking. Clear the air, and you’ll create much more of what you desire. Tonight: Don’t leave your lucky rabbit’s foot at home. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Lose some self-discipline, and do whatever you want. You deserve that type of indulgence after having been so responsible and willing to step up to the plate as of late. Remain mindful of a long-term desire, as the possibility exists to make it so. Tonight: Out till the wee hours. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH If you’re hoping for a few free hours, when you can take off and do what you want, now is the time! Don’t invite someone along, unless you really desire some company and this person understands you well. Suddenly, you could change direction. Tonight: Be near good music. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH Others turn to you, whether it is for help with making plans or for some advice. You generally deliver in a very gracious manner. Today is no different, except that you might impose a time limit on your involvement; you have other fish to fry. Tonight: Screen your calls. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Defer to others, and allow them to have greater give-and-take in making plans. When you finally understand more of what they want, you can be more active and receptive. Get together with loved ones and go to a game or some other entertaining event. Tonight: Hopefully out.



PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH You might wonder which direction to go in, or which plans to go along with. Take some time to level out, as you could be more tired than you realize. Better yet, take a nap, and then do something just for you. Your questions will dissolve quickly. Tonight: A late dinner.



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

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What, more polling? TOP-FIVE CUP RACES OF 2016

No. 1: Johnson’s victory at Homestead tops list By Godwin Kelly

Yes, because elections come and go, but polls are forever. This one, however, involves a different kind of race. NBC Sports, on its website, is conducting a poll to see if NASCAR fans want to see changes to the race-day format — either dramatic (heat races, timed races, etc.) or slight (halftime break, etc.). Through early voting, the overwhelming leader was “No changes.” As the poll climbed beyond the 8,000-vote mark, “None” had 43 percent, while the idea of bringing back the “halfway bonus” (reward for leading at the halfway mark) was a respectable second at 26 percent.

So, nothing will happen?

This is the final installment of a five-part NASCAR This Week series on the best races of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. This week: No. 1.

As much as NASCAR enjoys the company of NBC, particularly its financial team, nothing will change based on the results of an unscientific online poll. But eventually something will change, because unless you’re the NFL, it’s harder and harder to grab and then hold the public’s sporting attention for several hours. And don’t think NASCAR wouldn’t introduce a big format change so close to a new season — they did it last January with the introduction of “caution clocks” to the Truck Series.

Race No. 1: Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway

NASCAR started the Chase knockout playoff format in 2014, and with each season, the racing and emotion has amplified. The Chase begins with 16 candidates, and over a ninerace stretch, a dozen drivers are knocked out of the playoffs. The last four survivors compete in an all-or-nothing season finale at HomesteadMiami Speedway. The highest-finishing driver is immediately declared NASCAR Cup Series champion. A driver doesn’t have to win the race to earn title honors, only finish ahead of the other three qualifiers at the checkered flag. Statistically, a driver could win the crown by finishing 37th. The fact is, though, the past three Cup Series finals have come down to last-lap shootouts for the race win and title. Kevin Harvick nipped Ryan Newman for the win/ title in 2014. The same thing happened in 2015, with Kyle Busch besting Harvick for the win. In 2016, the four qualifiers were Carl Edwards, Joey Logano, Jimmie Johnson and Busch. Of the four, Johnson struggled in qualifying and during the race, and it looked like his attempt at a seventh championship was in jeopardy. Then, it happened. Edwards, who had led eight times for 47 laps in his No. 19 Toyota, was trying to block Joey Logano’s No. 22 Ford on a restart with 10 laps left to complete in the Ford EcoBoost 400. Edwards felt if Logano got around him on the restart at


Kinda, sorta. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is adding new iconic race cars to its “Glory Road” display at the entry to the Hall in Charlotte. One of them will be the 1952 Hudson Hornet driven by long-ago Daytona Beach racer Marshall Teague. The engine to that world-beating Hornet had Smokey’s fingerprints all over it. For now, that’s as close as Smokey will get to the Hall of Fame. Ken Willis has been covering NASCAR for The Daytona Beach News-Journal for 27 years. Reach him at ken.

Jimmie Johnson raises both arms, signaling his double victory at Homestead- Miami Speedway, which produced the best race of the 2016 season. GETTY IMAGES/SEAN GARDNER

the 1.5-mile oval, the race and championship would be lost. Logano kept going lower and lower on the track until all four wheels of his car were on the apron. Edwards used his mirror to stay ahead of the challenge. Edwards pressed so hard, the two had contact going into Turn 1. Edwards went out of control and smashed heavily into an inside retaining wall, while Logano continued. Not only did they crash, but they swept up seven other cars, including those of Martin Truex Jr., Brad Keselowski, Kasey Kahne and Chase Elliott. “I just pushed the issue as far as I could because I figured that was the race there,” said

Edwards, who finished 34th. “I was probably a little optimistic, but I thought I could clear him or force him to lift. I just thought I had a little more time, but he drove down as far as a guy could be expected to drive down, and that’s how it ended.” The real winner in the confrontation was Johnson, who had trouble staying up with the top-10 pack, then found himself as the top Chase participant when the race resumed on Lap 267. He held on for two laps to win the race and his seventh championship. Johnson is now tied with “The King” Richard Petty and “The Intimidator” Dale Earnhardt at seven career titles. “Just beyond words,” said

GODSPEAK: Kurt Busch because he ... well ... he has a history, you know what I mean? KEN’S CALL: I’m guessing Clint Bowyer, because you’d never know when he’s gonna crank something very loud. Should NASCAR bring back the preseason Daytona test? GODSPEAK: Absolutely. Bring it back. It creates a great

Johnson, who credited crew chief Chad Knaus, who's been there for all seven titles. “Just didn't think the race was unfolding for us like we needed to do to be the champs, but we just kept our heads in the game. “Chad called a great strategy, made some great adjustments for the short runs. Luck came our way, and we were able to win the race and win the championship.” Godwin Kelly is the Daytona Beach News-Journal’s motorsports editor and has covered NASCAR for 30 years. Reach him at godwin. kelly@news-jrnl. com


A couple questions we had to ask — ourselves

Which NASCAR driver would be the best neighbor? GODSPEAK: Chase Elliott because he’s single (no little kids making noise) and stays out of trouble. KEN’S CALL: Matt Kenseth, no doubt. Quiet, mannerly, no late-night shenanigans, and you just know he keeps a nice yard. And the worst?

Smokey Yunick in the Hall?

preseason buzz. Just look what the “Roar Before the 24” did for sports-car racing. The track was swamped with fans. KEN’S CALL: Only if drivers weren’t allowed to stay in their infield RVs and had to hang out with the locals, like the old days. Happy Hour at the Ocean Deck, nightcap at Mac’s Bar (ask your daddy), etc. Since that ain’t happening, my answer is no.

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2017 CUP SCHEDULE Feb. 18: The Clash at Daytona Feb. 23: Can-Am Duels at Daytona Feb. 26: Daytona 500 March 5: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta March 12: Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas March 19: Good Sam 500k at Phoenix March 26: Auto Club 400 at Fontana April 2: STP 500 at Martinsville April 9: O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas April 23: Food City 500 at Bristol April 30: Toota Owners 400 at Richmond May 7: Geico 500 at Talladega May 13: 400 at Kansas May 20: All-Star Race at Charlotte May 28: Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte June 4: AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover June 11: Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 at Pocono June 18: FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan June 25: Toyota/Save Mart 250 at Sonoma July 1: Coke Zero 400 at Daytona July 8: Quaker State 400 at Kentucky July 16: New Hampshire 301 at Loudon July 23: Crown Royal 400 at Indianapolis July 30: Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Aug. 6: TBA at Watkins Glen Aug. 13: Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan Aug. 19: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Sept. 3: Southern 500 at Darlington Sept. 9: Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Sept. 17: Chicagoland 400 Sept. 24: New England 300 at New Hampshire Oct. 1: Delaware 400 at Dover Oct. 7: Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Oct. 15: Hellman’s 500 at Talladega Oct. 22: Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Oct. 29: Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Nov. 5: AAA Texas 500 at Texas Nov. 12: Can-Am 500k at Phoenix Nov. 19: Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead


McDowell returns

Leavine Family Racing  announced the return of veteran NASCAR driver Michael McDowell for the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. McDowell will once again pilot the No. 95 Chevy and is signed on to be the primary driver for LFR in all 36 races next season, making the team Chase-eligible for the first time since its inception in 2011. Additionally, LFR will welcome back championshipwinning NASCAR crew chief Todd Parrott for the 2017 season. Parrott, who took on the crew-chief responsibilities for the team full time in October of the 2016 season with only seven races remaining, led the No. 95 to six top-25 finishes. “With both Michael and Todd returning to the team

this season we are looking to maintain the consistency we found towards the end of last year and continue to push forward and build off the positive momentum,” said Jeremy Lange, vice president of Leavine Family Racing. “We had great performances on the track last year and we’re hoping that continuing in that direction will lead to more sponsorships for the team.”

Harvick to Fox Kevin Harvick is scheduled to return to the Fox NASCAR television booth as a race analyst for eight events in 2017, beginning with the NASCAR Xfinity Series season opener from Daytona International Speedway in February on Fox Sports 1. Harvick also will contribute

Driver Michael McDowell has been invited back to the drive the No. 95 Chevrolet in 2017. GETTY IMAGES/BOB LEVERONE

as an analyst on FS1’s “NASCAR Race Hub,” joining a rotation of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers and crew chiefs. He says he agreed to eight races, in part, to gain reps for what he hopes could become his post-racing career. “I really enjoy calling races,” Harvick said. “I enjoy the perspective of sitting up there and trying to figure out what’s going on. I also want to be a part of watching these

young guys come up through the NASCAR Camping World Truck and Xfinity Series and have the experience of having been in the booth when they raced because, ultimately, it’s something I want to do down the road when I’m done driving.”

Texas repave Texas Motor Speedway will begin a major capital improvement project this

week consisting of a complete repave, construction of an extensive drainage system and a re-profiling of the 1.5-mile oval configuration. The renovation will add a new layer of asphalt over the existing pavement, an expansive French drainage system on the frontstretch and backstretch, and reduce the banking in Turns 1 and 2 by four degrees. Barring extensive weather delays, the project is expected to be completed by early to mid-March in anticipation of the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR doubleheader scheduled for April 7-9. The repaving and drainage system come as a result of issues the facility was incurring in attempting to dry the racing surface, in particular this past year when both NASCAR race weekends and the Indy-car race were affected by weatherrelated delays. — Godwin Kelly,  godwin.kelly@




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Purchasing standing timber and specializing in land clearing. Local company in business for 20+ years. Green firewood. Cut, split & delivered. Free delivery in Westfield area. Mixed hardwoods. $180 p/128 cf.

SNOWPLOWING. Free Estimates Sidewalks & Walkways Residential Only. Westfield Area Service You Can Trust! Call Greg: 413-210-3024

14 East Main St., Huntington. 15 min. from Westfield center.



2 - 1 Bedroom Apartments @$650.


1 - 3 Bedroom Apartment @$875

Seasoned and green. Cut, split, delivered. Any length. Now ready for immediate delivery. Senior and bulk discount. Call (413)530-4820 or 413-626-3888




5 Generations of Forest Management & Service to the Community We deliver. Run by veterans. Green Meadow Lumber



100% hardwood Stacking available Cut, split, delivered (128cu.ft.) Volume discounts Call for pricing Hollister's Firewood 860-653-4950 or 860-250-4869

LETOURNEAU & SONS PAINTING ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! We are a family owned and operated, painting and home improvement company serving the Westfield area since 1986. We specialize in residential/commercial, interior/exterior painting and staining, ceiling and drywall repairs, water damage repair, exterior home repairs, and carpentry of all types including roof repairs. Call Bill for your FREE no obligation estimate (413) 977-9633 or (413) 562-5727

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)569-1611 or (413)374-5377

FORESTRY JML FORESTRY Seasoned Firewood for Sale 1/2 to Full Cords Delivered 413-575-8900 Westfield

HAULING A DUMP TRUCK Attic, cellars garages cleaned out. Wood and brush removal. Handy-Man services plus painting. Snowplowing. (413)569-0794 (413)374-5377


Hagger's Landscaping Services LLC Timely and dependable snow removal commercial & residential Fall Clean-ups, Curb-side leaf pick-up, hedge trimming. Specializing in Hardscaping of patios/walkways/fire pits. We now provide junk removal and basement / attic clean-outs!


All your Landscaping needs. Residential & Commercial

DAVE DAVIDSON: Bathroom & Kitchen Remodeling

Fully Insured/Free Estimates 413-626-6122 or visit

"GET IT RIGHT THIS TIME" Complete Bath Renovations. Now serving CT. Insured. Quality Work on Time on Budget Since 1984. MA. License #072233, MA.Registration #144831. CT. HIC. #0609568 569-9973. www.davedavidsonremodeling. com

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.

A1 ODD JOBS/HANDYMAN Debris removal, landscaping, Fall yard cleanup, interior and exterior painting, power washing, basic carpentry and plumbing. All types of repair work and more. (413)562-7462 ACCURATE LAWNCARE Leaf & Brush Removal Gutter Cleaning Trimming & Mowing, Snow Removal with Sanding Family owned & operated Call (413)579-1639 accuratelawncare2013

Camper, Boat, Trailer outdoor storage yard. Year-round discounts. Safe and secure. Lockhouse Rd. Westfield, MA JML 413-575-8900



Family Owned Servicing Western Mass since 1998

HOME DECOR has been making beautiful new rooms for over 16 years. From cabinet makeovers to faux finishes, staging for sales and decorating advice for a new look. Call Kendra now for all your painting needs. Fully insured. Free Estimates (413)626-8880 or (413)564-0223

Truck & Trailer Repair We repair Pick-ups, Vans, SUVs & Campers in addition to light, medium, and heavy duty diesel trucks.







Wholesale Wood Products 304-851-7666


Forest Management 61 Plans Available

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, (800)793-3706.

OVER STOCK SALE 2 Year Seasoned Cut, Split, Delivered $150 per cord

WESTFIELD - Lovely 1 bedroom, 3rd Floor apartment, downtown with all appliances, onsite laundry and parking. $550 per month plus utilities, no smoking, first and last month’s rent. 413-562-2043 • PROFESSIONAL SERVICES • To Advertise call 413-562-4181 Ext. 118 CHIMNEY SWEEPS


RAIN GUTTERS CLEANED & REPAIRED Chimneys repaired and chimney caps installed. Antennas removed. Roof leaks repaired, vent areas sealed. Senior citizen discount. Insured. Free estimates. H.I. Johnson Services (413)596-8859 (before 9pm)

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

SNOWBLOWER REPAIR AFFORDABLE Snowblower/Lawnmower Service. Tune-ups/Repairs. FREE pick-up & delivery. Same day service available. 786-0022

SNOWPLOWING Specializing in COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL property plowing, snow removal, de-icing, sand and/or salt. Reliable and experienced. NO DRIVEWAYS Call Tom: 413-244-3028 A-1 SNOWPLOWING Affordable Building Contractor Residential & light commercial Westfield Only 21 Years Experience Call Dave 413-568-6440

NAPA Truck Service Budget Truck Rental Location 24-Hour Emergency Service Fleet Repair MA Inspection Station "No truck or job too big or too small" 165 Bliss St. West Springfield, MA


TREE SERVICE A BETTER OPTION GRANFIELD TREE SERVICE Tree Removal, Land Clearing, Excavating. (413)569-6104

American Tree & Shrub: Removal, pruning, bucket/crane work. Stump grinding, light excavation and tree planting. Firewood Available Fully Insured, Free Estimates. 24-hour Emergency Services. Veteran Owned 40 yrs. Experience 413-569-0469

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)562-6639.

WINDOW CLEANING CRYSTAL CLEAR WINDOWS Cleaned inside and out! Including storms and screens. Fully insured. Free estimates. Call Paul NOW to book December appointments and save 10%. 413-237-2053


All with eat-in kitchen, parking, shared yard. Oil heat. Laundry facility on-site. Snow removal included. Non-smoking. Crimefree property! 1st/Last needed upon renting. Call for info: 413-244-3936

WESTBRIDGE MANOR WESTFIELD: 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, full basement. W/D hookup. $825/month plus utilities. (413)562-2295.

WESTFIELD 1 bedroom apartment, large closets, free heat and hot water included, laundry, parking. $820/month. (413)562-2266

WESTFIELD- 2ND FLOOR, one-bedroom, kitchen and bath. No Pets. $700 per month includes utilities. First, last, security. 413-250-4811.

WESTFIELD: 3 Rm., first floor. Private driveway & entrance. All utilities & appliances with washer & dryer hook-up. No smoking, no pets. First/last/$500 security. $850 p/month. 413-568-1712

ROOMS FURNISHED ROOM for rent. Full kitchen and bath, on bus route. $105/week. (413)642-5124.

HUNTINGTON 1 room with heat, hot water, cable TV, air conditioning, refrigerator and microwave included. $475p/month. Call (413)531-2197.

MOBILE HOMES MONSON: Two bedroom, fixerupper needs TLC. Metal roof. Appliances, Shed, Porch 10' x 20'. Nice family park. $24,000 593-9961 DASAP.MHVILLAGE.COM

SERVICES A DUMP TRUCK Attic, cellars garages cleaned out. Wood and brush removal. Handy-Man services plus painting. Snowplowing. (413)569-0794 (413)374-5377

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

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