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The Westfield News Serving Westfield, Southwick, and the surrounding Hilltowns
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SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2014
VOL. 83 NO. 74
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Westfield springing into construction season
The Board of Selectmen will meet with Motocross 338 organizers in a public forum Monday at 6 p.m. at Town Hall for a question and answer informational meeting to discuss the reopening of the track. (File photo by Frederick Gore)
Hearing on motocross set for Monday By Hope E. Tremblay StafF Writer SOUTHWICK – The Board of Selectmen will meet with Motocross 338 organizers in a public forum Monday at 6 p.m. at Town Hall. Mike Grondahl is leading the group of new owners and funding the operation. Gary Yelin, Travis Loucks and Peyton Stevenson are also interested parties. The group met with the board in late January to discuss their intentions for the property, owned by American Legion Post 338. Loucks offered a written history of the track and the group’s vision for the track’s future. Grondahl is the potential lessee of the track. One of the concerns of both Grondahl and the board is the use of property owned by the town. For many years, MX338 has utilized a few acres of land thought to be owned by the Legion for parking. The property is actually owned by the town and is under control of the school department. Grondahl said Superintendent John Barry said the schools would allow motocross to continue to utilize the property as long as it used only the space used in the past. “I recommended we pay for an easement for that so we can put it on our pol-
icy,” said Grondahl of insurance concerns. Board Chairman Russell Fox said that would be an issue for Town Meeting. Selectman Joseph Deedy said he believes Grondahl understands that Motocross 338 may not be up and running until after the fall town meeting. Selectwoman Tracy Cesan noted that there are scheduled races this year, such as the two-day Rugged Maniac event. “The Rugged Maniac benefits the town – I would hate to see that go,” she said. Chief Administrative Officer Karl Stinehart said because there are events already scheduled, Grondahl would need to apply for one-day permits to run those races. Grondahl would also need to seek one day licenses to sell alcohol beyond what the American Legion is allowed. Rresident Marcus Phelps presented the board with several concerns he had at the January meeting, including who was the approving authority for the land use and whether or not the new track operators would be a nonprofit or for-profit business. If it’s a nonprofit, Phelps said the selectmen could approve the permit. If it is a for-profit use, the Planning Board
would need to issue a special permit. When asked, Grondahl said he was not looking to make money. “I’m doing this out of love of the sport,” said Grondahl. “I don’t want to make a dollar off of this – I’ve been fortunate.” Grondahl said as long as the track staff can be paid, he was “all for making it a nonprofit.” Grondahl said there is interest in having European racers come to Southwick, which is known worldwide as a tough track. “It’s a rough, physical track,” he said of the sand track. “It’s famous worldwide.” Grondahl said there is only one other track, in Belgium, that rivals Southwick. “The world is watching what’s going to happen here,” said Yelin, adding the track operators would be “a good neighbor and give back.” Loucks said the group is very aware of the noise and traffic created by the races and they are “cognizant” of the neighbors and their convenience. “We have some ideas we’re looking into about reducing noise,” Loucks said.
By Dan Moriarty Staff Writer WESTFIELD – Residents still feel the grip of winter, but area communities are already launching summer construction projects that will replace winter potholes woes with spring road construction and commuter delays. City Engineer Mark Cressotti has scheduled an April 14 public meeting at Westfield High School to present Northside residents with details of a project to reconfigure the intersection of North Elm Street and Notre Dame Street. Cressotti said residents of Prospect Hill and lower Notre Dame Street will have an opportunity to hear the details, and make comments, on the project which includes construction of dedicated left turn lanes, both north and south, on North Elm Street. The scope of work will also include widening the west side of Notre Dame Street, at the intersection of North Elm Street, to provide more room for motorists attempting to make a right turn onto the southbound lane of North Elm Street. Mayor Daniel M. Knapik said that project is being readied to be advertised for contracts, but the actual work See Construction, Page 5
Rt. 187 motorists urged to use alternate routes By Dan Moriarty Staff Writer WESTFIELD – Area residents who commute on Route 187 (North Westfield Street in Agawam) are being advised to seek alternative routes as a water main replacement project, from the Westfield City Line to the North Street intersection, is slated to begin Monday. Agawam Department of Public Works Deputy Superintendent John Decker said the city is replacing existing 24,12 and 8-inch water lines and will do a full width overlay of asphalt following the water line installation. Decker said the city “moved up the schedule” to replace those lines because of a Springfield Water & Sewer Commission project to replace a failed transmission line. See Alternate Routes, Page 5
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Youth of the Year
Bo Sullivan, president of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield, served as master of ceremony during Wednesday night’s 2014 Amelia Ferst Memorial Youth of the Year awards dinner at Tekoa Country Club. (Photo by Frederick Gore)
Samantha F. Martin, center, holds her 2014 Amelia Ferst Memorial Youth of the Year award, with Bill Parks, left, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield, and Westfield Mayor Daniel Knapik, right, during an awards dinner hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield at Tekoa Country Club Wednesday night.. Martin will graduate in 2016 from Westfield High School and participates on two varsity sports teams for the school. See additional photos Page 7. (Photo by Frederick Gore)
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Geo Bee Qualifier William Scott has qualified for the Massachusetts State Geographic Bee sponsored by National Geographic. Scott is an eighth-grader at North Middle School. He has won his school-level geography bee and has qualified for the state-level bee every year since fourth grade, both in Massachusetts (2010, 2011, & 2014) and North Carolina (2012, 2013).
WHS to compete at MIT Lauren Roache and Danielle Guerrette qualified to compete in the Region 1 Science Fair held March 7 on the campus of M.C.L.A. in North Adams and will be traveling to M.I.T. in May along with other WHS students to compete in the state science fair. (Photo submitted)
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Palm Springs give big send-off to giant Marilyn PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Palm Springs is singing “Goodbye, Norma Jean.” Well over 1,000 people attended a send-off Thursday night for a massive statue of Marilyn Monroe that has become beloved by both tourists and locals in the two years it was on loan from The Sculpture Foundation. The Desert Sun (http://bit.ly/1mxlYak ) reports the downtown party included a performance by the Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus. Guests included Carol Channing, who originated on Broadway the role Monroe played in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” The 26-foot-tall, 34,000-pound statue named “Forever Marilyn” will soon go to Hamilton, N.J., for an exhibit honoring its designer, Seward Johnson. The sculpture depicts Monroe in her memorable billowing skirt pose from the “The Seven Year Itch.” City officials told party-goers they would do all they could to bring her back.
Today will be partly sunny with showers likely in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 50s. Tonight will have rain, heavy at times after midnight. Lows in the upper 30s. Sunday, rain. Cooler. Near steady temperature in the upper 30s. North winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent. Sunday Night, rain and freezing rain. Lows in the lower 30s. Monday, rain likely with freezing rain. Highs in the lower 40s.
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This Jan. 23, 2013 file photo shows the “Forever Marilyn” sculpture getting a shower from the Palm Springs Fire Department in Palm Springs, Calif. Palm Springs is singing “Goodbye, Norma Jean.” The city is throwing a send-off party Thursday March 27, 2014, for this massive statue of Marilyn Monroe that has become beloved by both tourists and locals in the two years it was on loan from The Sculpture Foundation .(AP Photo/The Desert Sun, Jay Calderon,File)
THIS WEEK IN WESTFIELD
A look at the history of ‘The Whip City’ By JEANETTE FLECK WSU Intern It’s unclear whether anyone can attend elementary school in Westfield without learning of the city’s once-dominant whip industry. In 1892, there were 41 different companies manufacturing whips in the city – not counting companies that made parts of whips or the equipment used in their massproduction. Then, one more – the United States Whip Company – was formed, through either a merger or an agreement between 13 of these companies. Foremost among these original companies was the American Whip Company, partially founded by a man named Hiram Hull. Hull, a gentleman, was born in Connecticut, around the year 1796. His obituary mentions he was the first manufacturer of whips in Westfield, and he is known as the “father of Westfield whip-making.” Hull’s own company pre-dated the
American Whip Company, but was part of the merger that would create it, around the year 1855. Hull died in 1861, at age 65, but the company, of course, lived on, housed in a building at 24 Main Street. Around 1878, the factory was described as “five bays (wall segments featuring a window) wide, 21 bays long, and three and a half stories tall.” When the U.S. Whip Co. was established, around 1892, its headquarters moved into the premises of the American Whip Co, and no fewer than 6 wings and out-buildings were added to the premises.
At its highest point, Westfield produced 90 percent of all whips made in the United States. Unfortunately, shortly after the formation of the U.S. Whip Co., two brothers named J. Frank and Charles E. Duryea, Illinois natives living in Springfield, built the first “successful” gas-powered automobile in the United States. Their automobile drove for the first time on Springfield Streets on September 22, 1893. At first, the very-expensive automobiles’ existence was not
enough to threaten Westfield’s whip industry, but then Henry Ford began mass-producing his Model-T. By 1920, Americans collectively owned 8 million cars. By 1925, only 15 of Westfield’s 42 whip companies were still in business. The U.S. Whip Company branched out and formed the U.S. Line Company, which manufactured fishing equipment. As a result, the company managed to survive longer than any other whip manufacturer. In 1935, U.S. Whip was one of the only such companies remaining in Westfield. By 1940, they had changed over to fishing tackle as well. By 1970, the U.S. Whip Co. had either folded or been subsumed by the Line Co., and by 1984, the remaining company had moved to different premises (specifically, to the building profiled last week, at 16 Union Avenue). The historic factory at 24 Main is still there, but has been renovated for a modern appearance and new uses: the Park Square apartments, Liberty Tax services, Domino’s Pizza and Subway, among the most well-known. The far left of the building (when facing it), is still recognizable by the arrangement of its windows.
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Spring is Here – Budget Time The calendar says spring is here. For the City Council, that means it’s getting closer to budget time. As you know, I think we still have major budget problems like many other cities and towns across the country. We have massive snowballing obligations related to retiree pensions and benefits. Many taxpayers feel we are overtaxing them and that they are not getting their money’s worth (sadly, the budget forecasts show that we need to tax to the maximum amount allowed by Prop 2 ½ and that we’d still be short almost $20 million per year). A huge percentage of our budget depends on state aid. Recently, Beacon Hill legislators have proposed some increases in unrestricted local aid. This sounds good until you read the details and understand how they plan on paying for it, and that future streams are not guaranteed (which creates problems when you depend on state aid to pay for employees and benefits). In order to balance this year’s city budget, we had to withdraw about $1.2 million from our savings account – and that was just to balance the budget as proposed in June which intentionally didn’t include sufficient funding for several line items or projects. Since June, the city has used additional free cash and stabilization draws to fund these unbudgeted items and projects.
We need to change this budget process and stop the snowballing. We need to find ways to become more efficient in realistic measurable ways. We need to find new sources of revenue without adding undue burdens on the taxpayers. This year we have some new councilors on the council, and I’m happy to say that several were quite disappointed in the process last year, and have expressed desires to not repeat the same mistakes. We need a complete, accurate, and realistic budget this year – no extra items on a paper napkin, and no wishful-thinking numbers. We need to bump up the priority for road maintenance and repairs. We need your help at budget time in May and June. Reductions in growth rates, and adjustments to long-term benefits are a critical part of the solutions. Yet, any time we propose those types of solutions, employee groups and their friends come out of the woodwork to decry the “cuts” and manipulate public sentiment by threatening to cut necessary services, talking about threats to public safety, and talking about “cuts” that will devastate very popular school and athletic programs. Last year we tried to reduce the proposed budget by about 1.25 percent, yet you would have thought we were cutting it by 50 percent based on the rhetoric. Please, please stay
Government Meetings MONDAY, MARCH 31 TOLLAND Men’s Coffee at PSC Building at 7:45 am Board of Selectmen at 5 pm
BLANDFORD Police Department 6 p.m. Zoning Board 7 p.m.
TUESDAY, APRIL 1 WESTFIELD Cultural Council at 7 pm Board of Water Commissioners at 7 pm
HUNTINGTON Board of Assessors at 6 pm
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2 HUNTINGTON
SOUTHWICK Board of Selectmen/Finance Committee Work Session at 5:15 pm Wildlife Management Area Information Meeting at 7 pm
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informed and come to some of the meetings to express your opinions about how the city spends your tax money. This year, I’m the Chairman of the Zoning, Planning, and Development (ZPD) Committee. ZPD meets once a month to take care of anything related to zoning ordinance, zoning changes, special permits, and general planning and development items. We met Wednesday evening and the topic was the marijuana facilities and ordinances. Frankly, this is a mess. The state is making laws and forcing us to make laws without thinking about all of the consequences. We did our best to define the zoning in ways that meet the requirements of the state, while restricting the locations of the potential facilities in ways that protect our citizens and values. After examining detailed maps, we decided to recommend that the buffer area around schools and youth services facilities be increased to 1,000 feet. This is consistent with the Drug Free School Zone buffers, and still gives the marijuana retailers and farmers plenty of places to operate in town if they are granted a Special Permit by the Planning Board. On the “to be answered” list are questions such as: does a hardship permit allow homegrown marijuana anywhere? Does the act of smoking marijuana follow the same rules as smoking cigarettes and cigars? If marijuana is an allowed drug treatment, can you smoke it in non-smoking facilities such as private and public apartments? Will the state eventually allow recreational use of marijuana? How much of a burden will be placed on the city? Will the $15,000 annual fee be sufficient? How do police enforce laws that have so many unanswered questions? See Flaherty, Page 7
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Pasta Supper Benefit WESTFIELD — A pasta supper fundraiser is being held to support the Neilsen family of Westfield who were forced from their home due to a fire. Many of you may know the Neilsen’s and their unending support of others in the city. For those of you who want to help them out, please join us at 6pm on Thursday April 3rd at the Sons of Erin on Williams St. in Westfield. The cost is $10 per person.
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COMMENT CITY OF WESTFIELD Estimated Budgeted Revenue & Expenditure Summary Fiscal Year 2014
FINAL TO COUNCIL 5/23/13 11:22 AM
REVENUES PROPERTY TAX (TAX LEVY) (New Growth/TIF)
62,925,993 931,000 63,856,993
ORDER OF APPROPRIATIONS (CITY COUNCIL VOTE) GENERAL FUND
SCHOOL BUILDING ASSISTANCE
STATE AID (CHERRY SHEET) LESS: EDUCATIONAL OFFSETS LIBRARY OFFSET
Hi! I read the article in the Westfield paper about extending the burning time and, as usual, these people get into changing laws, and this that and the other thing. Just make it simple. Drastic times call for drastic measures. All I’m asking for is an extension this year on the burning permit, not to change the law or anything. Just make a little extension of a month this year so that people with larger pieces of land can get it cleaned up or else it’s going to cause more dumping out somewhere else on some back road or somebody else’s back yard. Thank you. Sent from my iPad. The following is a few facts about two bridges,one completed, the other is not,although the time frame is the same. The Golden Gate bridge construction began in 1933. The overall length including its approaches is 8,980 ft or approximately 1.7 miles.The longest single span is 4,800 ft and is 780 ft above some of the most treacherous currents in the world. In 1937 this project was completed and came in under budget and ahead of schedule. At the time this bridge was the longest in the world. The residents of the Hill section of the city have endured and lamented the construction of the bridge on Drugstore hill.The length of this bridge is less than 100 ft and not more than 50 ft above the railroad tracks of the Pioneer Railroad.this bridge is now in its fourth year. The time, fuel,inconvenience,and frustration is incalculable. The blame for this fiasco lays squarely with the ineptness of city engineer Mark Cressotti. Shame on the legal department of the city for allowing the construction contract to go through as it did. Lastly, shame on the lawyers for Pioneer Railroad for dragging their feet. Now we hear that this project will be completed in June of this year. I for one will not be holding my breath. Thanks for allowing me to vent and keep your fingers crossed. Southwick, good morning! Yes, spring is on the way. I just drove by Whalley Park. I see they have the lights up for night baseball but it saddens me to know that our lead selectperson is a member of the Southwick Rec Center, which is no way connected to the town of Southwick, and since it is a non-profit organization, (I say that very carefully, non-profit, because I used to be a board member. They make tons of money down there…) But is saddens me that the selectperson finagled a way with Mr. Whalley to let the Rec Center use town property for free. Now he says they’ll mow the lawn, but you know what that means. I’m very sad that they couldn’t come up with a better contract for the Rec Center. Let them pay like the town is going to charge outside towns to come in to Southwick to use these baseball diamonds, soccer fields, etc. Yeah, we need to look at this selectman with this sewer project, too. I think it is a shame family members work at facilities that are going to get it before the residents and the residents need it more. And I want to thank the PulseLine for being here. It gives us a chance to vent and to let people in Southwick know what is going on. Continue the conversation http://thewestfieldnews.com/pulseline-form
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor, Who deserves to be our next State Representative? Both Dan Allie and John Velis are veterans who have served our country. Allie has been a business owner. He is a family man. He has been a community volunteer. Allie is a City Councilor. Dan Allie pays property taxes like the rest of us. On the issues Allie has been truthful. He supports lowering our tax burden. He has a solid plan to grow jobs. Allie has not accepted money from groups that want to raise our taxes. Allie has signed a pledge to the people of Westfield he will not raise taxes. Dan Allie has committed to work full time for Westfield. He has the experience Westfield needs in Boston. Allie has put in the long hours, not just talked about doing it. Last fall he collected 1100 signatures for the petition to repeal the gas tax being linked to inflation, while Velis has not even signed the petition to repeal the gas tax. There is a difference. That’s why I am proudly voting for Dan Allie for State Representative. Judy Davenport Westfield
Fellow Citizens: April 1 is not far off, please get out and vote! In the past three days, as my wife pointed out; we received two very negative post cards in the mail. I have been involved in city politics for probably 35 years whether it was for a friend, myself or my brother Charlie. I have never seen such dirty politics at this local level. My brother had been in some very testy contests, but never stooped this low. This race is local and I do not see any need to make things this dirty. I think this is probably a need for power that has caused this action. Experience is no an issue to this race and I will quote Ronald Reagan “Experience is what got us into the situation we are in today”. Please take the time to consider your vote, regardless of your party affiliation for the man best suited for the job of State Representative and that would be John Velis. He is the man we need to represent us. Kevin Medeiros
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NET STATE AID
LOCAL RECEIPTS (ESTIMATES) MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE PENALTIES & INTEREST ON TAXES CHARGES FOR SERVICES/FEES LICENSE & PERMITS FINES & FORFEITS INVESTMENT INCOME MISC. RECURRING RECEIPTS SCHOOL TUITIONS + MEDICAID SOLID WASTE RECEIPTS STATE AID OTHER IN LIEU OF TAXES
4,000,000 450,000 1,000,000 650,000 300,000 125,000 4,015,000 1,150,000 1,060,000 100,000 405,919
OVERLAY (ALLOWANCE FOR ABATEMENTS & EXEMPTIONS CURRENT YEAR)
OVERLAY DEFICIT TO BE RAISED
RESERVE FOR DEBT DECLINE
TOTAL LOCAL RECEIPTS
STATE AND COUNTY ASSESSMENTS
OTHER AVAILABLE SOURCES STABILIZATION FREE CASH
TOTAL REVENUES FOR GENERAL FUND USE
117,265,366 TOTAL SUPPORTED BY CITY FUNDS
Excess (Deficit) AMBULANCE COMMUNITY PRESERVATION SEWERAGE & WWT SEWER WATER RESOURCES STORMWATER
1,930,011 438,350 5,610,000 5,493,546 573,037
AMBULANCE COMMUNITY PRESERVATION SEWERAGE & WWT SEWER WATER RESOURCES STORMWATER
1,930,011 438,350 5,366,672 243,328 5,493,546 573,037
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To the citizens of Westfield On March 22, an article authored by Dan Allie, a city councilor and candidate for state representative was published in the Westfield News. In it he states, “Last year, our city budget was off $900,000. The city council knew it in June, and did not take action. In December, the council attempted a creative fix trying to reduce the tax increase, but the state would not allow it…” Actually the record as reported by the Westfield News at the time and the actual facts of the spring budget season indicate that the budget as presented to the city council on May 23, 2013, indicated a deficit of $384,571.70. After cutting more than 3 million dollars from the original department requests, I felt that the proposed budget would provide for the level of service the taxpayers expect and provide enough money to ensure our obligations in the area of education and public safety were met. As I explained to the council that night, they can cut from the budget to address the deficit or allow the use of cash reserves to cover it. My recommendation at the time was to use cash reserves in the fall when we set the tax rate. We have plenty of money in the rainy day fund to do this. Our free cash certification was approximately 3.4 million dollars and at the time we had over 5 mil-
lion dollars in stabilization. To control the level of taxation, you can cut the budget or use cash reserves or a combination of both…And that’s the approach I have taken since I took office. In the fall, I asked the council to appropriate additional reserve money to lower the property tax percentage to 2% from the project 2.5%. Additionally, the council was also sent an order of appropriation to address a recent increase in property tax abatements from 2011 and 2012. That amount was $144,367.00. The council failed to act on that appropriation by the end of the fiscal year which meant that it would need to be addressed before the tax rate was set in the fall. Over the summer, we were notified that that State of Massachusetts had reached a settlement with Verizon on taxation of Verizon assets statewide. Westfield’s share of the settlement was $92,000 from 2009. And lastly, as the budget that is presented to the city council is finalized in late April and early May, projections of revenue sometimes need to be revised in the fall. There are three months left in the fiscal year and revenues continue to come into the city through the summer. If they are for obligations for the prior fiscal year, they are credited to that fiscal year. It takes many months going deep into the fall to reconcile all of the
revenue and costs that occurred the prior year ending on June 30. This must all be done before free cash and the tax rate can be set. By November it was determined that our new growth projection of $800,000 fell short by $157,525. Since 1997, this was only the fifth time this has happened. Additionally, final state aid to the city was not known until late June when the state finalized their budget. This left the need for an appropriation of $1,245,368 from the city’s stabilization fund to balance the budget. Contained within that is the amount needed to reduce the tax levy percentage to 2%. So it would be more accurate to say that the council was aware that the budget I presented in May of 2013, had a deficit of $384,571.70…which I recommended we could address in the fall (which we did) and that there was a need to appropriate $144,367.00 to cover the 2011 and 2012 tax abatements…in the end they voted to accept the budget and chose not to act on the appropriation requests for the tax abatements. This of course meant that they would need to be addressed in the fall. This was all reported in the December 6, 2013 edition of The Westfield News by Dan Moriarty. Regards; Daniel Knapik, Mayor
SPECIAL ELECTION - TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
CITY OF WESTFIELD Voting locations by precincts
Voting locations by precincts for City Preliminary, Special State Primary and City Election and Special State Election.
WARD 1 PRECINCT A
WARD 4 PRECINCT A
- A ROOM IN THE JUNIPER PARK LAB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 715 WESTERN AVENUE
- A ROOM IN THE SOUTHAMPTON ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 330 SOUTHAMPTON ROAD
WARD 4 PRECINCT B
- A ROOM IN THE WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL 177 MONTGOMERY ROAD
WARD 2 PRECINCT A
WARD 1 PRECINCT B
WARD 2 PRECINCT A
- A ROOM IN THE FORT MEADOW SCHOOL 35 WHITE STREET
WARD 2 PRECINCT B
- A ROOM IN THE SOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL 30 WEST SILVER STREET
WARD 3 PRECINCT A
- A ROOM IN THE FRANKLIN AVENUE SCHOOL 22 FRANKLIN AVENUE
WARD 3 PRECINCT B
- A ROOM IN THE WESTFIELD VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL 33 SMITH AVENUE
- A ROOM IN THE HIGHLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 34 WESTERN AVENUE A ROOM IN THE MUNGER HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 33 MALLARD LANE
WARD 5 PRECINCT B
- A ROOM IN THE MUNGER HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 33 MALLARD LANE
WARD 6 PRECINCT A
- A ROOM IN THE PAPER MILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 148 PAPER MILL ROAD
WARD 6 PRECINCT B
- A ROOM IN THE PAPER MILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 148 PAPER MILL ROAD
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Construction Continued from Page 1 will not be initiated until the Pochassic Street Bridge (Drug Store Hill Bridge) reconstruction is completed in June. Cressotti said that the plans for the long-awaited construction of a sewer pump station to serve Jessie Lane and Plantation Circle will also be the focus of a neighborhood meeting later in April. The project to install 1,600 feet of sanitary sewer line to service homes on Plantation Circle and Jessie Lane. Residents of the Plantation Circle and Jessie Lane petitioned the City Council to amend the city sewer map to allow the sewer line extension. The council voted in 2012 to allow the sewer project. The city is proposing to install a 20-foot wide and five-foot high culvert over Ashley Brook. An earthen berm would then be placed on top of the culvert and the sewer line buried for protection from the weather. The sewer line will cross Ashley Brook to connect to existing sewers in the Radisson Lane neighborhood. The Jessie Lane pump station will have a pressure line connecting the Plantation Circle/Jessie Lane gravity line with the Radisson Lane system that is at a higher elevation than Plantation Circle. Cressotti said that residents of the Big Wood Drive neighborhood are being notified that surveyors will be in that neighborhood for a different sewer expansion project. The Water Commission voted in December (2013) to approve $60,420 for design of a sewer line on Big Wood Drive that will be extended in the future to include nearby residential streets such as Blueberry Ridge and Pineridge Drive. “There is a resident on the cul-de-sac section of Big Wood Drive whose septic system is failing and whose property backs up to Shaker Road,” Cressotti said at that December meeting. “He is willing to give us a sewer easement through his property and to share the cost of the design work.” Cressotti said that design work will include calculations to extend the sewer line to the neighborhood currently not served by city sewers. “It will be designed to serve the whole neighborhood, not right now, but in the future,” Cressotti said. “Strategically we need to get sewers in there,” Cressotti said. “The resident is looking to grant a sewer easement to service that entire neighborhood. This is as good, if not better, than other alternatives and it sets up for future extension.”
Andrew J. Tobias, Jr. LAKELAND, FL - Andrew John Tobias, Jr., 80, passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at his assisted living home in Lakeland, FL. Born and raised in Westfield, Andrew was a graduate of the Westfield trade School. After graduation he served his country in the military. Upon returning, he worked for several machine shops in the area before deciding to run and operate his own shop. Andrew is survived by his daughter, Kim Sorel; his son, Andrew J. Tobias, III and leaves six grandchildren. He also leaves his sister, Janet Turcotte and brother-in-law Roy; his nephew, Bruce Turcotte; his niece, Karen McCarty and her children, along with many friends. Burial will be held at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Agawam at the convenience of the family.
Flag Raising WESTFIELD - On Wednesday, April 2, Life Choice will have a flag raising ceremony at City Hall at 11 a.m. It will follow to Noble Hospital and the Westfield Fire Department for flag raisings as well. April is Donate Life Month and we are hoping that many of you will join us in these flag raisings. Please join us for this important event in Westfield. Thank you for your support.
Alternate Routes Continued from Page 1 “We need to do our project before the Springfield work is done,” Decker said. Construction activities will occur between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday on non-holiday workdays. These construction activities will last through out the 2014 construction season concluding in November. “There will be traffic delays during these periods,” Decker said. “To avoid these traffic delays it may be beneficial to find alternate routes around the construction. “ Detours have been setup to assist motorists. The primary/ truck detour will require motorist to utilize North West Street between Southwick Street (Route 57) and North Westfield Street (Route 187.) The secondary detour, for local residents, will utilize North Street Ext. between North Street and North West Street. Please take precautionary measures to limit any unnecessary traveling along North Westfield Street during this period. This is for your safety as well as those of the construction workers.
Emergency Response and Crime Report Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1:22 a.m.: motor vehicle violation, Southampton Road, a supervisory officer reports a traffic stop, the officer reports that the vehicle’s registration was found to be expired and the car was towed to the police impound yard, a pre-tow inventory of the vehicle revealed a hypodermic syringe and ten packets of heroin, Joshua A. Light, 27, of 211 S. Branch Parkway, Springfield, was arrested for possession of a Class A drug; 9:49 a.m.: officer wanted, Colonial Pine Acres, 50 Southampton Road, a caller reports he has a video recording showing his neighbor throwing food on to his porch, the responding officer reports he viewed the video which shows a woman exit the next-door apartment and throw food scraps near the caller’s back door, the issue was referred to the community policing officer for the area and the Westfield Housing Authority, the caller was asked to provided a copy of his video; 10:45 a.m.: assist citizen, Mechanic Street, a caller reports she has locked herself out of her running vehicle, the responding deputy fire chief reports entry was made; 12:37 p.m.: fire, Patterson Street, a caller reports a chimney fire, the responding firefighters report they used a brush and chains to remove creosote and reduce the blockage found in the chimney, a dry chemical was used to extinguish the fire in the chimney, the resident was advised to have the woodstove and chimney cleaned before it is again used; 1:41 p.m.: animal complaint, Fowler Road, a detail officer reports a horse is loose and was last seen on Whitaker Road, the responding officer reports the horse was next seen in a field on Fowler Road, the responding animal control officer reports she found the gate to a horse yard on Loomis Street was wide open, efforts were made to contact the residents and a note was left describing the last known location of the stray horse; 3:20 p.m.: fire, Southampton Road, a deputy fire chief reports he observed smoke coming from the side marker light of a tractor-trailer unit, the deputy flagged down the operator and summoned police, flames were seen but the fire either burned itself out or died when electrical power was interrupted,
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RELIGIOUS LISTINGS The Episcopal Church of the Atonement 36 Court Street, Westfield, MA 01085 413-562-5461 www.atonementwestfield.net Sundays - Holy Eucharist at 8 am & 10 am Wednesdays - Holy Eucharist & Healing at Noon 6 p.m. Bible Discussion The Rev. Nancy Webb Stroud, Rector Sunday, March 30 The Fourth Sunday in Lent 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist 9:30 a.m. Blessing the Runners 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Cribbery Monday, March 31 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. AA Meeting Tuesday, April 1 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Music Together 6 p.m. Healing & Holy Eucharist 7 p.m. Stations of the Cross Wednesday, April 2 Noon Healing & Holy Eucharist 12:45 p.m. Brown Bag Book Discussion 6 p.m. Bible Discussion 7 p.m. to 8:30 pm OA Meeting Thursday, April 3 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 pm WW Meeting 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. NA Meeting Friday, April 4
4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Music Together 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Rummage Sale 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday Relay for Life at WSU Saturday, April 5 9 a.m. to 3p.m. Rummage Sale 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. AA Women’s Fellowship Sunday, April 6 The Fifth Sunday in Lent 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Cribbery Upcoming April 4 & 5 Rummage Sale (Donations accepted through Noon on April 4) Southwick Congregational Church United Church of Christ 488 College Highway - P.O. Box 260 Southwick, MA 01077 - 413-569-6362 Rev. Bart Cochran - Minister Sunday, March 30 10 a.m. Open Pantry Sunday, Rev. Bart Cochran - Minister, Music - Voice Choir, Nursery Available 10:15 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Coffee Hour 3:30 p.m. O.A. Meeting
7 p.m. Bible Study Tuesday, April 1 11 a.m. Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Bell Choir 7 p.m. Boy Scouts Wednesday, April 2 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Henrietta’s Thrift Shop Open 7 p.m. Adult Choir Thursday, April 3 6:30 p.m. Mid-Week Service 7 p.m. T.O.P.S. Saturday, April 4 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Henrietta’s Thrift Shop Open 6 p.m. O.A. Meeting 7:30 p.m. A.A. 12 Step Meeting Saturday, April 5: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Henrietta’s Thrift Shop 9:00 a.m. Cub Scouts’ Can and Bottle Drive First Congregational Church of Westfield 18 Broad Street Westfield, MA 01085 Rev. Elva Merry Pawle, Pastor Carrie Salzer, Director of Children and Family Ministries Allan Taylor, Minister of Music Office Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 5682833 Email:Office@churchonthegreen.org
www.churchonthegreen.org Worship Service: Sundays 10 a.m. Fellowship Hour 11 a.m. Childcare Available - Handicap Accessible Sunday, March 30 9 a.m. Senior Choir Rehearsal 10 a.m. Worship Service 11:15 a.m. Senior Choir Rehearsal 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Junior Choir Rehearsal Monday, March 31 7 p.m. Line Dancing Wednesday, April 2 1 p.m. Bible Study Friday, April 4 9:30 a.m. Play Group Noon to 1 p.m. Lenten Luncheon Saturday, April 5 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. People to People/Joanna
Bake Sale & Grinder Pickup GRANVILLE - A Bake Sale will be held on Sunday, March 30 at 11:15 a.m. in the fellowship hall downstairs at the Federated Church on Granby Road. Take a break from baking and let our great bakers do it for you! Also, grinders will be ready at that time for those who ordered them.
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Advent Christian Church 11 Washington Street Westfield, MA 01085 Interim Minister: Rev. George Karl Phone - (413) 568-1020 Sunday - 9:45 a.m. - Sunday School for all ages; 11 a.m. Praise and Worship Service. Thursday - 7 p.m. - Bible Study & Prayer. All services open to the public, church is handicap accessible. Baha’i Community of Westfield Sundays - 10 a.m. to 12 noon worship and study classes for children and adults at Daniel Jordan Baha’i School in March Memorial Chapel, Springfield College. Open to the public. The second and fourth Fridays of every month at 7 p.m. Westfield study and discussion meetings Call 568-3403. Central Baptist Church 115 Elm St., Westfield, MA 01085 Phone - (413) 568-0429 Email:email@example.com website: http://www.centralbaptist churchwestfield.com The Rev. Tom Rice, Pastor Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Sunday - Worship Hour - 10-11a.m. Christ Church United Methodist 222 College Highway, Southwick, MA 01077 Pastor Rev. Valerie Roberts-Toler Phone - (413) 569-5206 Sunday Worship - 10 a.m. Handicapped accessible. Air conditioned. Nursery available. Christ Lutheran Church 568 College Highway, Southwick, MA 01077 Rev. Jeff King, Pastor Phone - (413) 569-5151 Sunday - 8:15, 9:15, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. 11 a.m. - Contemporary Worship with Children’s Hour and CLC Live with Children’s Hour. Childcare available. Thursday evenings - Weekender’s Worship - 7 p.m. Christ The King Evangelical Presbyterian Church 297 Russell Road, Westfield, MA 01085 Rev. Jason S. Steele, Pastor Office Phone - (413) 572-0676 ctkwestfield.org Weekly Calendar of Events: Sunday - Worship Service - 9:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages - 11 a.m. Monday - Men’s Group - Sons of Thunder - 7 p.m. Tuesday - Women’s Bible Study Wednesday - Beginners Bible Study - 7 p.m. Childcare is available. The Episcopal Church of the Atonement 36 Court St., Westfield, MA 01085 (413) 642-3835 http://www.atonementwestfield.net Parking off Pleasant Street The Rev. Nancy Webb Stroud, Rector Sundays: Holy Eucharist at 8 am and 10 am Christian Formation for all ages following 10 am Wednesdays: Bible Study 9:30 am-10:30 am Holy Eucharist and Healing at Noon Congregation Ahavas Achim Interfaith Center at Westfield State University 577 Western Avenue, P.O. Box 334, Westfield, MA 01086 Rabbi Joyce Galaski Phone - (413) 562-2942 Friday Sabbath Services - 7:15 p.m. - 2 times/month and Holiday Services. Call for dates. An Oneg Shabbat follows the service and new members are always welcome. Monday Hebrew School - 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday School Adult Study Group. Faith Bible Church 370 Shoemaker Lane, Agawam, MA 01001 Phone - 413-786-1681 Pastor: Rick Donofrio Sunday School for all ages 9:30am Worship Services 10:30am Children’s Service 10:30am Fellowship/Refreshments-12:30am Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting and Bible Study 6:30 pm First Congregational Church of Westfield 18 Broad Street, Westfield, MA 01085 Phone - (413) 568-2833 Fax - (413) 568-2835 Website: churchonthegreen.org Email :firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9a.m.-2p.m. Rev. Elva Merry Pawle, Pastor Carrie Salzer, Church School Coordinator Allan Taylor, Minister of Music Worship Service : Sunday’s 10 AM Church School Sunday 10 AM Childcare Available - Handicap Accessible Fellowship Hour 11 AM First Spiritual Church 33-37 Bliss Street, Springfield, MA 01105 Rev. John Sullivan, Pastor Phone - (413) 238-4495 Sunday Service - 10:30 a.m., Sermon, Healing Service, Spirit Communication. First United Methodist Church (A Stephen’s Ministry Church) 16 Court Street Westfield MA 01085 413-568-5818 Rev. Valerie Roberts-Toler Email:FUMC01085@JUNO.COM Worship Service : Sunday’s 10 a.m. Sunday School: Sunday 10 a.m. Coffee Hour: every Sunday after the 10 a.m. Worship Service. Childcare Available-Handicap Accessible Grace Lutheran Church 1552 Westfield Street, West Springfield, MA 01089 Phone - 413-734-9268 Website http://www.gracelutheranonline.com The Rev. John Marquis, Pastor E-Mail -pastorwhite@ gracelutheranonline.com Margit Mikuski, Administrative Assistant email@example.com Sunday service - 9:30 a.m. Tuesday – 9 a.m. - Bible Study Wednesday service - 6 p.m. Granville Federated Church American Baptist & United Church of Christ 16 Granby Road, Granville, MA 01034 Phone - (413) 357-8583 10 a.m. - Worship Service, Sunday School to run concurrently with Worship Service. Childcare available 11 a.m. - Coffee Hour Monday - 8 p.m. - AA Meeting Thursday - 7 p.m. - Adult Choir Practice First Saturday - 6 p.m. - Potluck Supper in Fellowship Hall Third Sunday - 8:30-9:30 a.m. - Breakfast Served in Fellowship Hall Third Wednesday - 12 noon - Ladies Aid Potluck
Luncheon & Meeting Fourth Sunday - 11:15 a.m. - Adult Study Program led by Rev. Patrick McMahon. Holy Family Parish 5 Main Street Russell, MA 01071 Rectory Phone: 413-862-4418 Office Phone: 413-667-3350 Rev. Ronald F. Sadlowski, Pastor Deacon David Baillargeon Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil 5 p.m. Sunday 8:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m. Daily Mass: 8 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday Communion Prayer Service: 8 a.m. Thursday Confession: Saturday 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. and Sunday 7:30 to 8 a.m. Handicapped accessible Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church 335 Elm St., Westfield, MA 01085 Rev. Rene Parent, M.S., Pastor Rev. Luke Krzanowski, M.S., Assistant Phone - (413) 568-1506 Weekend Masses - Saturday - 4 p.m. Sunday - 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. (Polish), and 10:30 a.m. Weekday Masses - Monday-Friday, 12:10 p.m. Also First Friday - 7 p.m. Holy Hour of Adoration Thursday, 6 pm. Sacrament of Reconciliation - Saturdays - 3 to 3:45 p.m. or by appointment Baptisms by appointment, please call the office. Hope Community Church 152 South Westfield Street Feeding Hills, MA. 01030 413.786.2445 Pastor Brad Peterson Sunday morning worship begins at 10 a.m. Contemporary worship, life oriented messages, from the Bible, nursery and children’s church available, classes for all ages. Weekly home groups and Bible studies, active youth group, special activities for families, men, women, and children. For more information, call the church office 413-786-2445, weekdays between 9 a.m. and noon. Please leave a message any other time. Valley Community Church and Agawam Church of The Bible merged May 2010 to become Hope Community Church Huntington Evangelical Church 22 Russell Road, Huntington, MA 01050 Rev. Charles Cinelli Phone - (413) 667-5774 Sundays - Adult Sunday School - 9 a.m., Sanctuary; Worship Service - 10:15 a.m.; Sanctuary; Children’s Church 10:15 a.m., (downstairs during second half service). Mondays - Ladies Bible Study - 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays - Women’s Guild, the 2nd Tuesday of every month in Chapel on the Green; Ladies Bible Study, (all but second Tuesday), 7 p.m., Chapel on the Green. Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 117 Southwick Road, Westfield, MA 01085 Phone (413) 568-1780 English: Wednesday & Thursday - 7-8:45 p.m.; Sunday 10-11:46 a.m. & 12:30-2:15 p.m. Russian: Thursday - 7-8:45 p.m.; Saturday 4-5:45 p.m. Montgomery Community Church Main Road-Montgomery, MA Pastor Howard R. Noe Phone - (413) 862-3284 Office Nondenominational Services every Sunday 9-10 a.m., with Coffee Fellowship following all services. Weekly Men and Women’s Bible Studies available. Mountain View Baptist Church 310 Apremont Way Holyoke, MA 01040 Pastor Chad E. Correia 413-532-0381 Email: http://www.mvbaptist.com Sunday Morning Worship - 8:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Study - 10 a.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study - 7 p.m. Thursday - Visitation & Soul Winning - 6:30 p.m. Saturday - Buss Calling & Soul Winning - 10 a.m. New Life Christian Center of the Westfield Assemblies of God 157 Dartmouth Street, Westfield, MA 01085 Rev. Wayne Hartsgrove, Pastor Phone - (413) 568-1588 Sunday - 9:30 a.m., Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study and activities for youth of all ages,Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Sunday Evening Service - 6 p.m. New Life Worship Center 118 Meadow Street Westfield, MA 01085 413-562-0344 http://www.nlwcofwestfield.org Pastor Gene C. Pelkey Sundays - 10 a.m. - Worship and Sunday School. Wednesdays - 7 p.m. - Bible Study. Men’s and Ladies prayer groups (call for schedules) Changed Into His Image Class (call for schedules) Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish 127 Holyoke Road Westfield, MA 01085 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 489 Westfield, MA 01086-0489 Pastor: Rev. Daniel S. Pacholec Parochial Vicar: Rev. Steven G. Montesanti Deacon Paul Federici Deacon Paul Briere Pastoral Minister: Mary Federici Parish/Religious Education Office: (413) 562-3450 Parish Fax: (413) 562-9875 www.diospringfield.org/olbs Mass Schedule: Saturday: 4 p.m. (Vigil) Sunday: 7, 8:30, 11 a.m. Monday- Friday: 7 a.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. Miraculous Medal Novena Confession: Saturday 3:15- 3:45 p.m. Handicapped accessible. Our Lady of the Lake Church Sheep Pasture Road Southwick, MA 01077 Parish Pastoral/Administrative Staff Pastor: Rev. Henry L. Dorsch 569-0161 Deacon: Rev. Mr. David Przybylowski Religious Education: Lynda Daniele 569-0162 Administrative secretary: Joanne Campagnari - 569-0161 Office Hours: Mon.-Wed.: 8:30 - 3:30; Thurs. 8:30-noon Office, household assistant and Sacristan: Stella Onyski MASS SCHEDULE Sat. 5 p.m. (vigil), Sun., 8, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekdays: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday 7 p.m. Penance/confession: Saturdays 4:15-4:45; Wed. before 7 p.m. Mass and by appointment. Baptisms: Sundays at 11:15 a.m. Arrange with Pastor and a pre- Baptism meeting is scheduled. Marriage: Arrangements should be made with pastor prior to any reception arrangements as early as one year in advance Exposition of Blessed Sacrament: 1st Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Marian Cenacle of Prayer: Saturdays 7:30-8:30 Charismatic Prayer Meeting: Thursdays 7 p.m. St. Jude Novena after Wednesday 7 p.m. Mass Miraculous Medal Novena after Tuesday morning Mass Chapel of Divine Mercy, Litany, Rosary, Friday 3-3:34 Home and hospital visits. Please call rectory Anointing of the Sick. Please call the pastor Prayer Line: for special intentions. Call Marian at 569-6244 Bible Study: Tuesdays 9:15 a.m. at rectory meeting room Pilgrim Evangelical Covenant Church 605 Salmon Brook Street, Route 10 and 202, Granby, CT 06035 Rev. Dennis Anderson, Pastor Phone: (860) 653-3800 Fax: (860) 653-9984 Handicap Accessible. Schedule: Sunday School - 9 am, Adult - Youth - Children. Sunday Praise and Worship - 10:30 a.m., Infant and toddler care available. Men’s Group Fellowship Breakfast - 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., the 2nd Saturday of each month. Call for a Youth Group schedule of events. You can visit us on the web at: http://www.pilgrimcovenantchurch.org. Pioneer Valley Assembly of God Huntington, MA 01050 Rev. Toby Quirk Phone - (413) 667-3196 Sunday - 10 a.m. - Service of Worship Weekly Bible Study. Call for information. Pioneer Valley Baptist Church 265 Ponders Hollow Road, Westfield, MA 01085 (corner of Tannery and Shaker Road) Phone - (413) 562-3376 Pastor James Montoro Sunday School – 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Service – 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service – 7 p.m. We provide bus transportation for those in need of transportation. Just call us at 562-3376. Pioneer Valley Baptist Church 265 Ponders Hollow Road, Westfield, MA 01085 (corner of Tannery and Shaker Road) Phone - (413) 562-3376 Pastor James Montoro Sunday School – 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Service – 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service – 7 p.m. We provide bus transportation for those in need of transportation. Just call us at 562-3376. Psalms Springs Deliverance Ministries 141 Meadow Street, Westfield, MA 01085 Phone - (413) 568-1612 Pastor Sharon Ingram Sunday School - 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship - 11 a.m. Wednesdays - Childrens reading hour, 5 to 6 p.m. with Pastor, 4 to 10 years old. Wednesday Evening - 7 p.m. - Bible Study & Deliverance Service Friday - Y.E.S. - Youth Excellence Services, 13 years old and up. Russell Community Church Main Street, Russell 01071 Rev. Jimmy Metcalf, Pastor Sunday - 9 a.m. - Sunday School, all ages - Fellowship, parsonage; 10 a.m. - Family Worship; 6 p.m. - Youth Fellowship, parsonage. Tuesday - 7 p.m. - AA Meeting; Family Bible Class, parsonage. Wednesday - 9 a.m. - Women’s Prayer Fellowship, parsonage. Friday - 7:30 p.m. - AA Meeting. St. John’s Lutheran Church 60 Broad Street Westfield, MA 01085 Phone - (413) 568-1417 http://stjohnswestfield.com Pastor Christopher A. Hazzard Sunday - Adult Bible Study and Summer Sunday School (Preschool - High School) 8:45 A.M. Sunday Worship 10 A.M. Tune in to the taped broadcast of our Worship Service over WHYN (.560 on your AM radio dial) at 7:30 on Sunday morning. Southwick Assembly Of God 267 College Highway Southwick,Ma 01077 (413) 569-1882 Efirstname.lastname@example.org Pastor Dan Valeri Sunday morning worship - 9:30 a.m. (featuring contemporary worship, children’s church and nursery) Thursday night family night - 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (featuring Adult Bible Study, Faithgirlz! a girls club for ages 5-13, Royal Rangers - a scouting program for boys age 5-18, and preschool for infants - 4 yrs. old) Nursing Home ministry - 3:15 p.m. at Meadowbrook Nursing Home in Granby, CT. Southwick Community Episcopal Church 660 College Highway Southwick, MA 01077 Phone: 569-9650 http://www.southwickchurch.com Rev. J. Taylor Albright, Pastor Saturday Evening Worship Service 5 p.m. Sundays 9:30 AM, Service that blend contemporary worship with traditional liturgy and a family-friendly atmosphere KidZone: Childcare and children’s ministry during the service Sign Language Interpreted Handicapped Accessible Women’s Group: Thursdays 9:30 to 11 a.m. Good coffee, fellowship and light-weight discussion of faith issues. Childcare provided. Southwick Congregational Church United Church of Christ 488 College Highway, P.O. Box 260, Southwick, MA 01077 Administrative Assistant: Barbara Koivisto Phone - (413) 569-6362 email:email@example.com Sunday 10 AM Worship Service – Open Pantry Sunday Minister – Rev. Bart D. Cochran. Music – The Voice Choir Nursery Available 10:15 AM Church School 11 AM Coffee Hour 3:30 PM O.A. Meeting Tuesday 6:30 PM Bell Choir 7 PM Boy Scouts Wednesday 9-1 PM Henrietta’s Thrift Shop – open 6 PM Zumba
7 PM Adult Choir Rehearsal Thursday 6:30 PM T.O.P.S. Friday 9-1 PM Henrietta’s Thrift Shop – open 6 PM O.A. Meeting 7:30 PM A.A. 12 Step Meeting Saturday 9-1 PM Henrietta’s Thrift Shop – open 9 AM Zumba St. Joseph’s Polish National Catholic Church 73 Main Street, Westfield, MA 01085 Social Center: Clinton Avenue Father Sr. Joseph Soltysiak, Pastor Phone - (413) 562-4403 Email - Soltysiak@comcast.net Fax - (413) 562-4403 Sunday Masses - 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Summer Schedule - 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School - 9 a.m., social center Catechism Classes: Monday evenings Daily and Holy Day Masses as announced For more information & links: PNCC.org St. Mary’s Church 30 Bartlett Street, Westfield, MA 01085 Phone - (413) 562-5477 http://www.St.MarysofWestfield.com Rev. Brian F. McGrath, pastor Rev. Robert Miskell, Parochial Vicar Deacon Pedro Rivera Deacon Roger Carrier Weekday Mass - Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. Holy Day Masses - 4 p.m. on the eve before, 8:30 a.m. & 6:15 p.m. (bilingual) Confessions Saturdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m. (lower church) Saturday Mass - 4 p.m. Sunday Mass - 7, 8:30 and 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. All Masses are in the upper church, the 11:30 a.m. is in Spanish Handicapped accessible, elevator located to the right of the main entrance. Adoration and Benediction - Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. St. Mary’s Elementary School (Pre-K-8) (413) 568-2388 St. Mary’s High School (9-12) - (413) 568-5692 Office of Religious Education - (413) 568-1127 St. Vincent de Paul outreach to the poor and needy - (413) 568-5619 St. Peter & St. Casimir Parish 22 State Street Westfield, MA 01085 Rev. William H. Wallis, Pastor Parish Office - 413-568-5421 Mass schedule Daily Mon.-Thurs. - 7:15 a.m. Saturday Mass - 4 p.m. Saturday Confessions - 3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Sunday Mass- 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Temple Beth El Worship Services Sunday - Thursday Evening, 7 p.m. Friday evening, 6 p.m. Saturday evening, 5 p.m. Monday-Friday morning, 7 a.m. Saturday morning, 9:30 a.m. Sunday and Holiday morning, 8 a.m. Ongoing Monday afternoons - Learning Center (Religious School), 3:15 p.m. Tuesday afternoons - B’Yachad (Hebrew High School) 6:30 p.m.; Parshat ha Shove study group, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoons - Learning Center (Religious School), 3:15 p.m.; Youth Chorale, 5:15 p.m. Thursday evenings - Boy Scout Troop #32 meets at 7:30 p.m. Friday mornings - “Exploring our Prayers” with Rabbi, 7 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Society of Greater Springfield 245 Porter Lake Drive, Springfield, MA 01106 Rev. Georganne Greene, Minister http://www.uuspringfield.orgPhone (413) 736-2324 Handicap accessible. Sunday - 9 AM First Hour Forum Sunday - 10:30 AM Worship Service, religious education and nursery for children Thursday - 7:30 PM Choir Rehearsal Monthly UNI Coffeehouse Concerts. Check uNicoffeehouse. org United Church of Christ Second Congregational Church 487 Western Avenue, P.O. Box 814, Westfield, MA 01086 http://www.secondchurchwestfield.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office hours: Tuesday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Closed Monday. Rev. Kimberly Murphy, Pastor Phone - (413) 568-7557 Sunday - 10 a.m., Worship Service and Sunday School for preschool through high school. Sunday evening - Youth Program. Westfield Alliance Church 297 Russell Road, Westfield, MA 01085 Rev. Jordan Greeley, Pastor Phone - (413) 568-3572 Sunday - 9:30 a.m. - Bible Life a.m. for all ages, nursery care provided; 11 a.m. - Worship and the Word; 6 p.m - evening service. Word of Grace Church of Pioneer Valley 848 North Road, Route 202 Westfield, MA 01085 (413) 572-3054 Email:email@example.com http://www.wordgrace.us Chet Marshall, Senior Pastor Sunday Morning Service: 10 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Westfield Evangelical Free Church 568 Southwick Road, Westfield, MA 01085 Rev. David K. Young, Pastor Phone - (413) 562-1504 Sunday – 10 a.m. - Morning Worship, childcare available; 8:45 a.m. - Sunday School. Wednesday - 7 p.m. - Bible Study. Friday - 6:30 p.m. Awana Children’s Program. West Springfield Church of Christ 61 Upper Church Street, West Springfield, MA 01089 Phone - (413) 736-1006 Sunday - 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Worship Service; 9:30 a.m. - Bible Study. Wednesday - 7 p.m., Bible Study. Wyben Union Church An Interdenominational Church 678 Montgomery Road, Westfield, MA 01085 Phone - (413) 568-6473 Rev. David L. Cooper, Pastor Sunday Worship and Sunday School at 10 a.m. Summer Worship at 9:30am Nursery Available Bible Studies in both Church and in Members’ homes. wybenunionchurch.com
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Flaherty Continued from Page 3 In April, ZPD will be discussing issues related to the expansion of the former Balise Property near Walmart (Extra Innings, and future home to several other businesses), car and RV lots on the North Side, and changing the zoning laws to allow for plastic manufacturing in Industrial Zones in Westfield. The meeting with be Wednesday April 30 at 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, April 1, we are having a special election to fill Don Humason’s vacant State Representative seat. Whoever wins this election will only serve for a few months before having to run again for the full-term in the fall. Dan Allie and John Velis are the candidates. Many of you have met them or have received phone calls or mailings from their campaigns and supporters. I’ve met both candidates. I respect both of them, and I respect many of the people who are working on their behalf. I’ve followed the news about their candidacy, have read their websites and Facebook pages, and have read about a dozen letters and postcards from the campaigns. Both have served this country. Both have volunteered in ways that serve the citizens of Westfield. Both are gentlemen who care a lot about Westfield. Both aspire to serve the best interests of Westfield in the Massachusetts legislature. I’ve decided to support Dan Allie primarily because I know where he stands on issues that I think are important. Frankly, I don’t agree with him on everything – maybe only 80 percent. However, that 80 percent relates to critical conservative financial issues, lower burdens on taxpayers and businesses, and the desire to address necessary government reforms. I don’t know where John stands on many issues because he hasn’t clearly expressed his positions. He seems like a good guy, I like him personally, and based on what I think I know about him, maybe we agree on 50 percent or more. I’m guessing that that 50 percent would relate mostly to social issues and service to others. I do believe he would do his best to serve the citizens of Westfield. However, without knowing more specifics, I’ve got to support Dan. Because I haven’t heard directly from John, I’m looking at who supports him and what their issues and positions are. I do know that many of his supporters and campaign donors are further left of me on the liberal scale, and many have ties to government labor unions. One issue of concern was John’s answer to a question about minimum wage at Thursday’s debate. His answer led me to believe that he would support increased compensation and benefits for employees (as desired by many labor organizations) without being as concerned about how citizens, companies, or governmental bodies, would be effected, or how they would pay for the increased costs. I certainly understand the desire for people to earn a decent wage, but before voting on something like this, I think we need to look at the details and consequences. Will companies hire fewer people? Will young people miss out on their first work experiences? Will companies raise their prices to cover the costs of increased wages and taxes? Will this spiral upwards because everyone else now needs more money to pay for the same things? In a spiral, wouldn’t everyone’s position stay relative, and essentially the higher earnings from the increased minimum wage would be gobbled up by higher costs of products and services? Could this contribute to deflation? How many other pay rates are indexed off minimum wage? How much will it cost taxpayers in the way of special discounts and credits associated with government programs that use multiples of the minimum wage as qualifiers? This is a big problem for me. These questions and answers are important. As mentioned at the beginning of this article, I think we need to find ways to control the growth rates in government spending. We need representatives who are willing to say “show me the money” before agreeing to laws, regulations, labor contracts, tax or fee increases, etc… We cannot keep taxing, borrowing, spending, and snowballing obligations forever. We need fiscally conservative representatives in Boston and in Westfield. Please make every effort to vote on Tuesday. Thank you, Dave Flaherty Westfield At-large City Councilor PS. Congratulations to Nick Albano, of St. Mary’s Boy Scout Troop 109 who will receive his Eagle Scout rank at next weekend’s Eagle Court of Honor! Disclaimer: The views expressed in this column are those of the author and not the staff, editor, or publisher of this publication.
Youth of the Year
Samantha F. Martin, reacts after being chosen the 2014 Amelia Ferst Memorial Youth of the Year during an awards dinner hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield. Martin has been a member of the club for 11 years and plans to pursue a degree from Westfield State University to work with children after her graduation from Westfield High School in 2016. An estimated 200 guests attended the two-hour event at Tekoa Country Club Wednesday night. (Photo by Frederick Gore)
Rachel L. Bilodeau, one of three candidates for the 2014 Amelia Ferst Memorial Youth of the Year award, reads her speech during an awards dinner hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield. Bilodeau, a senior at Westfield High School, has been a member of the club for 10-years and plans to attend Mount Holyoke College to become a teacher. (Photo by Frederick Gore)
Kellie Brown presents an overview of the 2014 Amelia Ferst Memorial Youth of the Year award during a recognition awards dinner hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield. An estimated 200 guests attended the two-hour event at Tekoa Country Club Wednesday evening. (Photo by Frederick Gore)
Lina Borges, the 2013 Amelia Ferst Memorial Youth of the Year winner, speaks during Wednesday night’s 2014 awards dinner at Tekoa Country Club. The event was hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield. (Photo by Frederick Gore)
Rafael G. Ayala, candidate for the 2014 Amelia Ferst Memorial Youth of the Year award, reads his speech during an awards dinner hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield. Ayala has been a member of the club for nine years and plans to attend Springfield Community College to study criminal justice after his graduation from Westfield High School in June. (Photo by Frederick Gore)
Jessica Grabowski, right, was one of an estimated 200 guests who attended the 2014 Amelia Ferst Memorial Youth of the Year award hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield. (Photo by Frederick Gore)
Police Logs Continued from Page 5 the responding fire engine was recalled, an officer escorted the tractor-trailer unit back to its terminal for repair; 4:17 p.m.: assist citizen, East Main Street, a caller reports she has locked herself out of her running pickup truck, the responding firefighters report entry was made; 9:02 p.m.: missing person, Westfield Pole Department, 15 Washington St., a male party came to the station and stated that he had run away for a group home in Holyoke, a program representative was contacted and asked that the party be returned, an officer transported the subject to the Hampden Ponds Plaza
to deliver the person to a staffer of the program; 10:51 p.m.: accident, North Road at Southampton Road, a patrol officer reports he observed a southbound vehicle with sparks coming from the undercarriage, the officer stopped the vehicle and found the operator to be highly intoxicated, the vehicle was found to be dragging two mailboxes and there was damage to suggest the car had been involved in a crash, Michele A. Leader, 46, of 28 Montgomery St., was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor and negligent operation of a motor vehicle, the car was towed to the police impound
yard; 11:45 p.m.: assault, Meadow Street, a call reports he was assaulted by a described man, the responding officer reports firefighters treated a bleeding laceration and minor injuries but the man declined to be transported to hospital, the man said that he had been at a gathering and during an argument with another person the man suddenly struck his face, the suspect was identified but when the officer went to his home said that he had been in bed since 9 p.m. and the officer noted that he appeared to have been asleep prior to his arrival.
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THE WESTFIELD NEWSSPORTS Amelia Park Open Skate
Southwick’s Vinnie Fortini, rear, attempts to chase down a Hampshire Regional runner during a 2013 regular season game. (Photo by Frederick Gore)
Rams poised for title run By Chris Putz Staff Writer SOUTHWICK – Last year, the Southwick-Tolland Regional High School baseball team lost a heartbreaker to Greenfield, 5-3, in the Western Massachusetts Division II semifinals. The Rams are seeking to further their efforts this season, and with a solid foundation returning, that goal may be a real possibility. Southwick returns a wealth of pitching – junior Bob Haskell, sophomore Andrew Mitchell, and seniors Nick Masarelli and Brian Sheil – that combined for more than half the team’s wins in 2013. Haskell, Mitchell, and Masarelli are expected to figure heavily into the pitching rotation this season, Southwick coach Tim Karetka said. Sheil, who clinched the team’s tournament berth against Hampshire in ’13, will anchor the bullpen with reliever duties and spot starts. With most of the infield still intact, and Masarelli patrolling the center field grass, the defense figures to aid the pitchers in their quest. Last year’s top four hitters by average, Haskell, shortstop Vinnie Fortini, catcher Jake Goodreau, and Mitchell are all back. Fortini and Goodreau also led the team in RBIs. “Our expectations are to make the tournament and hope to make it a little bit further than last year,” Karetka said. Southwick will open the 2014 season against Monument Mountain April 5 at 2 p.m.
PHOTOS BY FREDERICK GORE
Southwick-Tolland pitcher Andrew Mitchell winds up on the mound. (File Photo by Chris Putz)
Boys and Girls Club half-marathon Sunday By Hannah Y. Meader WHS Intern WESTFIELD- Tomorrow, the Boys and Girls Club welcomes all runners to participate in their annual half-marathon and 5k race. This year there is expected to be 700-900 runners. All proceeds for the two races go towards the Boys and Girls Club. This race is a great way to support an organization that proudly provides 180 dinners on a nightly basis, after school programs, athletics, life skills and leadership development among many other things, according to Westfield Police Capt.
more people into Westfield.” What started as 142 runners in 1994 has grown to over 600 runners in current years. The Boys and Girls Club is looking to grow the half marathon into a much larger event, with the goal of 5,000 people. “Our effort is to bring this race to the next level,” said McCabe. “We want to grow this into something that attracts national runners.” There is still time to register today and tomorrow.
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Michael McCabe. “It’s not the same place as it was twenty-five years ago,” said McCabe. “It’s a wholistic thing that really does what it’s supposed to do.” For those less athletically inclined, volunteers and spectators are also welcome. “It’s really an economic boom to the city,” said McCabe, adding that it is also an opportunity for the whole community to bond and support each other. “For every runner there will be at least one other person there supporting them, bringing even
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES SATURDAY March 29
MONDAY March 31
TUESDAY April 1
WEDNESDAY April 2
THURSDAY April 3
FRIDAY April 4
WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ V VOLLEYBALL at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech, 9 a.m. BOYS’ V LACROSSE at East Longmeadow, 1 p.m.
BASEBALL vs. Northampton, Bullens Field, 4 p.m. BOYS’ JV VOLLEYBALL vs. Putnam, 4 p.m. JV BASEBALL vs. Northampton, WHS, 4 p.m.
SOFTBALL vs. Agawam, 4 p.m. JV SOFTBALL vs. Agawam, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ JV LACROSSE at Amherst, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ V LACROSSE at Amherst, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V LACROSSE at West Springfield, Clark Field, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ JV LACROSSE at West Springfield, Clark Field, 5:30 p.m.
BOYS’ V TENNIS at Central, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ V TRACK & FIELD at Northampton, 4 p.m.
GIRLS’ V TENNIS at Ludlow, 4 p.m. BASEBALL vs. Ludlow, Bullens Field, 4 p.m. JV BASEBALL vs. Ludlow, WHS, 4 p.m. SOFTBALL at Minnechaug, 4 p.m. JV SOFTBALL at Minnechaug, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ V LACROSSE at Belchertown, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ JV LACROSSE at Belchertown, 5:30 p.m.
BOYS’ JV VOLLEYBALL vs. Ware, 4 p.m. BOYS’ V LACROSSE vs. Northampton, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ V LACROSSE at South Hadley, 4 p.m. BOYS’ JV LACROSSE vs. Northampton, 4 p.m. BOYS’ V VOLLEYBALL vs. Ware, 5:15 p.m. GIRLS’ JV LACROSSE at South Hadley, 5:30 p.m.
SOUTHWICK-TOLLAND REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL vs. Sabis, 4 p.m. JV SOFTBALL vs. Sabis, 4 p.m.
SOFTBALL at Ware, 4 p.m. JV SOFTBALL at Ware, Grenville Park, 4 p.m.
GATEWAY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL at Smith Academy, 4 p.m.
SOFTBALL vs. Easthampton, 4 p.m.
SAINT MARY HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ TENNIS at Sci-Tech, Forest Park, 4 p.m.
GIRLS’ LACROSSE at Chicopee Comp, 5 p.m.
BOYS’ LACROSSE at Monson, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ LACROSSE vs. Cathedral, Boardman Field, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ TENNIS vs. Sci-Tech, Munipal Tennis Courts, 4 p.m.
BOYS’ TENNIS vs. Turners Falls, Municipal Tennis Courts, 4 p.m.
WESTFIELD VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL vs. Pathfinder, Bullens Field, 3:30 p.m. JV BASEBALL vs. Pathfinder, Jachym Field, 3:30 p.m. SOFTBALL vs. Sci-Tech, Whitney Field, 4 p.m.
16 Cal Poly 81
11 Iowa 65
16 Mt. St. Mary’s 64
12 Xavier 59
March 18-19 Dayton, Ohio
16 Texas Southern 69
11 Tennessee 78
Second Round March 20-21 1 Florida 67
Men’s Division I Basketball Championship
March 22-23 Florida 61
12 N.C. State 74
16 Albany (N.Y.) 55
8 Gonzaga 85 Gonzaga 61 9 Oklahoma St. 77
5 Oklahoma 75
Steph.F. Austin 60 4 UCLA 76
UCLA 68 UCLA 77
WEST Anaheim, Calif. Mar. 29
2 Kansas 80
7 Oregon 87
Wisconsin Oregon 77
10 BYU 68
Wisconsin 85 15 American 35
Wichita St. 76
8 Kentucky 56 Mar. 28 9:45 p.m.
Mar. 28 Late Game 9:57 p.m.
Kentucky 78 9 Kansas State 49
5 St. Louis 83 12 N.C. State 80
4 Michigan St. 93 MSU 80
North Carolina 83
New York Mar. 30
Indianapolis Mar. 30
Louisville 66 13 Manhattan 64 6 UMass 67 Tennessee 83 11 Tennessee 86
71 Tennessee Tenn.
Iowa State Iowa State76
11 Providence 77
4 Louisville 71
6 North Carolina 79
3 Duke 71
3 Iowa State 93 Iowa State 85
7 UConn 89
Mar. 28 7:15 p.m.
10 St. Joseph’s 81
7 Texas 87 Texas 65 10 Arizona St. 85
All times EDT
2 Villanova 73
UConn 81, UConn
14 Mercer 78 Milwaukee
Mar. 28 7:27 p.m.
15 Milwaukee 53
St. Louis 51
12 Harvard 61
14 N.C. Central 75
8 Memphis 71
1 Wichita State 64 16 Cal Poly 37
Harvard 73 Spokane
2 Wisconsin 75
16 Coastal Car. 59
10 Stanford 58
13 Delaware 78
3 Creighton 76 14 La-Lafayette 66
5 Cincinnati 57
11 Nebraska 60
1 Virginia 70
6 Baylor 74 Baylor 85
7 New Mexico 53
9 G. Washington 66
S. Diego St. 63 13 New Mexico St. 69
3 Syracuse 77
15 Eastern Kent. 69
4 San Diego St. 73
SD St. 64
11 Dayton 60
Memphis, Tenn. Mar. 29
12 N. Dakota St. 80
6 Ohio State 59 Buffalo
ND St. 44
12 Steph.F. Austin 77
14 Western Mich. 53
1 Arizona 68 16 Weber State 59
5 VCU 75
13 Tulsa 59
8 Colorado 48 9 Pittsburgh 77
Second Round Third Round
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Grady Sizemore’s long journey back from a series of injuries that almost ended his promising career is complete: He will be the Boston Red Sox’s starting center fielder on opening day. The three-time All-Star is set to play for the World Series champions Monday at Baltimore. “It’s very exciting,” Sizemore said Friday. “It’s been a long road for me and I’m happy to keep moving forward and to be in this position for this team.” Sizemore beat out highly regarded prospect Jackie Bradley Jr. for the starting job. The Red Sox said Friday that Bradley will begin the season at Triple-A Pawtucket. Sizemore has not played in the majors since September 2011 with Cleveland. He has undergone seven operations since 2009, including surgery on both knees, his back and elbow. The Red Sox lost star center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury to the Yankees in free agency during the offseason. Boston signed the 31-year-old Sizemore in January, hoping he could still make an impact. Sizemore hit .333 in spring training, going 13 for 39 with a home run, two doubles, three walks, and four strikeouts. He held up well in the outfield, playing 82 innings. “This is one of those situations where the game was taken away from a player and now that it’s back in his reach, that appreciation is only going to grow,” Farrell said. “There’s a greater appreciation that I think any player goes through when they’re able to attain that level again. “He hasn’t had any push back with the repetition and the volume in spring training, saying his body can’t take it,” Farrell added. “We have had a cautious level of optimism with each passing day.”
16 Albany (N.Y.) 71
Grady Sizemore to start in CF for Red Sox
2 Michigan 57
Michigan 73, Michigan
Michigan 79 15 Wofford 40 AP
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QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers
SPEED FREAKS A couple questions we had to ask — ourselves
Kyle Larson was targeted for stardom, and he’s on his way. Five races, five winners. How long will this last?
GODSPEAK: The way things are going, it might go 26 straight winners; then they’ll complain the Chase qualifying format is flawed. KEN’S CALL: I wouldn’t be surprised to see Kyle Busch end that streak with back-to-back wins this week. I also wouldn’t be surprised to see a sixth winner.
HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ
Denny downer Denny Hamlin should probably just skip Auto Club Speedway in the future. He’s had the worst luck at the 2-mile oval during the past two seasons. Last year, Hamlin mixed it up with Joey Logano, crashed and suffered fractures in his back. He missed four races with the injury and never ran well all season until he won the finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This time around, the track figuratively punched the Virginia driver in the nose. Hamlin’s sinuses were so infected, it was causing him vision problems. Before the Auto Club 400 started, the team said Hamlin could not drive, sent him to an area hospital for treatment and put Sam Hornish Jr. into the No. 11 Toyota. Hornish finished 17th as Hamlin’s 11th-hour sub. “He had a little sinus infection from a while ago,” said J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing. “The hard part, I think … he can still drive, but he brought it up and was concerned about it and wanted to make sure it was taken care of. The doctors said, ‘Hey, you have to do this right away.’ Hopefully it’s nothing, but you have to get checked out.” After the race, the team said Hamlin was examined at a hospital near the track and released. Hamlin may be the first driver to miss a race because of a stuffy nose.
GORDON DENIED Has Jeff Gordon used up all his good racing
luck? Gordon was less than two laps from winning Sunday’s race until Clint Bowyer’s No. 15 Toyota blew a rear tire and spun out, bringing out a caution with the white flag from the flag man’s holster. Gordon went from a sure-thing win to finishing a distant 13th and feeling less than charitable toward the manufacturer of his wayward tire. “I don’t know where to begin with the disappointment for this team,” said the four-time Cup Series champ. “They gave me the most incredible race car today and it is just so disappointing for it to end like that. “I hate the caution came out. I hate Goodyear was not prepared today for what happened. They are so good at what they do and that is just uncalled for.”
How do they fit all those horses under that hood? Not sure, but NASCAR may make it tougher. Isn’t the object of racing to find MORE horsepower?
Kinda, sorta. Yes, that’s the goal for those who are in the race. But for those who are overseeing the race, sometimes it’s necessary (by their judgment, anyway) to cool the jets. This discussion will become a bigger part of the background noise in the weeks and months to come as NASCAR contemplates a reduction in horsepower for next year and beyond.
Why do that?
DANICA MENTION It’s been a few weeks, so let’s throw Danica Patrick’s name into the Hot Topics’ mix. Patrick finished 14th in California, her best finish of the 2014 season. “It seems like some of our most trying weekends end up with our better results,” she said. “We will take it and we will know that there is so much more potential for those weekends where we feel like we are running a lot better.” Then she added, “It’s nice when you get fortunate and lucky and your best running position on track happens to be the last lap, so I will take it. That doesn’t normally happen.”
Engine durability — and therefore economics — is one of the things cited by NASCAR and the manufacturers. The same engines, by and large, from 25 years ago are now producing 850plus horsepower when they were once milked for 500. That’s what we call an advance in productivity, but a heavy load for the equipment. Between the lines, it also seems to suggest it would give NASCAR the ability to tweak other engineering factors in a way to promote the type of car behavior that’s generally labeled “better racin’.”
Another prediction: How long before Kyle Larson wins a Cup race?
There are always unforeseen engineering and mechanical issues that crop up, but there’s also a marketing kink here: How do you tell the fans you’re making overall improvements by reducing horsepower? That’ll be a challenging press release.
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GODSPEAK: I’ll stay on theme and say Larson will become the 18th straight different race winner in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona. KEN’S CALL: We saw this star rising a year ago. I’ll say before Week 12.
Wait, that’s not Denny Hamlin. Nope, it was Sam Hornish Jr. filling in at Fontana.
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Aric Almirola vs. Brian Scott: Scott wiped Almirola off the track in an early accident, prompting Almirola to say Scott races “because his daddy gets to pay for it and he wrecked us.” Godwin Kelly gives his take: “We have just witnessed a seed planted for a long and intriguing confrontation between these two young drivers. This won’t end politely.”
CUP POINTS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 9 11 12 13 14 15 16
Edwards* Earnhardt Jr.* Keselowski* Kyle Busch* Harvick* Gordon Kenseth Johnson Newman Dillon Logano Hamlin McMurray Vickers Menard Stenhouse Jr.
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* Has victory, currently qualified for Chase
JUNIOR EARNHARDT Grip on top spot loosening, however
CARL EDWARDS Shies away from Martinsville hot dog
Winner: Jimmie Johnson Rest of the top five: Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch Dark horse: Landon Cassill
Disappointment: Kasey Kahne First one out: Paul Menard Don’t be surprised if: Johnson wins big at Martinsville. He’s got eight wins there since 2004.
WEEKLY DRIVER RANKINGS — BASED ON BEHAVIOR AND PERFORMANCE
KYLE BUSCH Still the main Kyle for now
JEFF GORDON A front-pack fixture so far
BRAD KESELOWSKI Both Mich. teams bolstering bracket
JIMMIE JOHNSON When will he uncork the Korbel?
MATT KENSETH Probably doesn’t own a bracket
SPRINT CUP: STP 500 SITE: Martinsville Speedway SCHEDULE: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, noon), qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 4:40 p.m.). Saturday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.). Sunday, race (Fox, coverage starts at 12:30 p.m., green flag at 1:13 p.m.) CAMPING WORLD TRUCKS: Kroger 250 SITE: Martinsville Speedway SCHEDULE: Saturday, race (Fox Sports 1, 1 p.m.)
JOEY LOGANO Thinks Martinsville was named for Mark
RYAN NEWMAN Broad shoulders help at half-miler
TONY STEWART Getting his sea legs back
Camber? Grip? Yes, they were talking tires after the Fontana race NASCAR Vice President of Competition Robin Pemberton addressed the media following Sunday’s Auto Club 400 about the problems Sprint Cup Series teams were having with the Goodyear tires at Fontana. Were you concerned at all? Is there anything that you guys feel like you might need to do, like reinstitute camber rules? “No, over the past few years we’ve been on a path to add mechanical grip, give more op-
tions to the teams. We’ve opened up camber rules for grip in both the front and the rear of the car. They have a lot of tools to use if they choose to do so. But the tires weren’t wearing. At some parts of the race the tires were abused a little bit, so I guess that’s why the failures.” You don’t regard it as a Goodyear problem? “No. We’ve talked to Goodyear. We have asked (and) the competitors have asked to
bring more aggressive tires, to bring tires that they need to manage how they use them and how they get the most out of them. At this point in time I think Goodyear … it’s the same tire that we’ve run on in the past. Just the car is a little bit different. But as always, we’ll get back and we’ll look at it, but right now I think Goodyear has done a pretty good job with it.” Did you expect this kind of tire problems before this race? And do you think that tire
problems are just particular for this racetrack or can maybe occur for the next speedways? “Each racetrack is fairly unique and generally have unique tire setups. Sometimes there’s some crossover with a right- or a left-side tire. But you know, I will say that there’s an issue of abuse of tires as much as there is anything, so you can’t put a blanket over any of these things or any racetrack or anything like that. “I think the general consensus is this racetrack races fairly well.”
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HINTS FROM HELOISE Take the Water Walk Dear Readers: WATER DAMAGE to your home is just plain no fun! Plus, it can be very, very expensive! But it’s even worse to discover it after you return from a vacation. That said, here are a few hints to keep in mind before going on a trip: * Check hoses in the house for leaks or damage, including ones attached to the washing machine and dishwasher. Most of these should be replaced every five years or so, but it might be worth the peace of mind to do so before leaving for a long vacation or other trip. * Check faucets to be sure they are not leaking, especially in seldom-used rooms, like a guest bathroom, and outside faucets. * Have someone check your home while you’re gone. Otherwise, consider shutting off the main water-supply line to the house, but only if you are going to be gone for a short while. You should have a professional do it if you are not the most handy person. * A quick walk-through will reveal if there is a water leak, and it can be taken care of right then. No one wants to walk into a damp, mushy, smelly mess! -- Heloise
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By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar Dear Annie: This is in response to “Bedwetter,” who is afraid to move in with his girlfriend for fear she’ll find out he still wets the bed. My oldest son had a problem with bedwetting and was unable to attend sleepovers because he didn’t want his friends to know he wore pull-ups at night. My husband and I decided to take him to a urologist, and it was the best decision we ever made. His doctor explained that most people’s brains produce a chemical at night that stops or slows urine production. My son’s body wasn’t producing this chemical on its own. The doctor prescribed a drug that worked immediately, and my son had no accidents as long as he took the medicine before bed. It changed his life. I strongly urge “Bedwetter” to make an appointment with a urologist as soon as possible. -- Happy Mother of an Ex-Bedwetter Dear Mother: Thank you. We also recommend that readers check the National Kidney Foundation (kidney.org) at 1-888-WAKE-DRY (1-888-925-3379) for additional information. We heard from a great many readers on this subject and appreciate their desire to help. Here are a few of their suggestions: From New York: My brothers and I were bedwetters into elementary school. It made life both difficult and shameful. When my children had the same problem, I took them to the homeopathic doctor who had been helping me with my allergies. She said research shows this can be an inherited problem. She said it was handed down by some distant ancestor who had syphilis. I have no idea whether this is true, and it doesn’t really matter. Her remedies took care of the problem for my kids. What a blessing. This young man has a real problem. No woman wants to sleep with someone wearing diapers. He needs help. Florida: When I learned I was pregnant, my mother told me, “Congratulations. Now you won’t wet the bed anymore.” I didn’t. When my son was desperate to quit bedwetting, he heard that honey would help. He hated honey, but took a teaspoon every night before bedtime. I don’t remember how long he had to suffer, but eventually, he stopped wetting the bed. Texas: My teenage grandson had the same problem, and nothing his doctor recommended helped. My daughter found a bedwetting alarm online that trains the brain to wake up when there is an urge to urinate. After all the years of bedwetting, it only took three days before my grandson had a wet-free night and about a week before the problem was solved completely. Ithaca, N.Y.: I wanted to add to your list of suggestions that this fellow seek out a chiropractor who has a proven track record with correcting nocturnal enuresis (nighttime bedwetting). The chiropractor would be able to determine whether the enuresis is coming from spinal nerve interference. If so, then the man is in the right place for permanent correction of a problem whose solution will not be found with medications. I have been fortunate enough to have helped a half-dozen people with this problem who suffered needlessly for years because they did not know that a qualified chiropractor could help. Chicago: We had that same problem in our family for years, and a friend told us that it could be due to a dairy allergy. After removing all dairy from his diet, our son stopped wetting the bed within 24 hours. Dairy hides in lots of foods, so be sure to read the ingredients and look for anything with milk, casein, cheese, sour cream, whey or yogurt. For some reason, butter and goat cheese were not a problem. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, March 29, 2014: This year you often clash with close associates and partners. Understand that they are more likely to be the agitators in these scenarios. Still, you will need to deal with their discontent on some level. If you are single, you will know when you meet Mr. or Ms. Right, as the connection will be instantaneous. The most likely period for this encounter will be after spring 2014. If you are attached, the two of you often find yourselves in heated discussions. Make sure to respect each other’s views. Summer could be memorable and passionate for you as a couple. Do not test the limits of another ARIES. 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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ON a CLAIRE DAY Carla Ventresca and Henry Beckett
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ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHH Read between the lines if someone is hemming and hawing. Some people just get shy; others become nervous. You will want to see more of what is happening, and you finally might be able to stabilize the situation. Tonight: Choose to do something rewarding. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH This is the perfect day to meet up with friends and make the most of what is happening. Letting off steam and dissolving some stress will become fun. Make the most out of the moment. A key person could become very uptight at the last moment. Tonight: Nap, then decide. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH Friendships determine your decisions. You know what is needed to make an important person in your life feel special. You will have a much easier time with this person if you do. Note the need to slow down. Tonight: Let your wild side emerge. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH You might want to make time to have some relaxing moments today. Choose a type of entertainment that allows your mind to drift, and let go of any tension. A new romance could be difficult at the moment. Just stay clearheaded. Tonight: Happiest at home. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Defer to someone else in order to come to a better understanding of what needs to happen. Follow through on an offer that really might be too good to refuse. Determine what needs to happen with a person at a distance. Is it time for a trip? Tonight: Be forthright about your desires. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Someone will want to bridge an emotional gap between the two of you. You have your limits, and you might feel like stating your boundaries. Work on adding in a touch of diplomacy. Make it OK to respect different views. Tonight: How about a good old-fashioned date? LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH Decide to get your errands done before leaping into a fun happening with friends and a loved one. You might find that you need to use a good part of the day for a project. Make plans with others for later in the evening. Tonight: Where you are, the action is. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH You could be in touch with many people, but you will be happiest today with one person whom you really care about. Together you will conjure up some fun plans. Understand that you don’t need anything or anyone, just each other to have a good time. Tonight: Play the night away. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH You might want to put a difficult situation behind you, but a kneejerk reaction could prevent it. Work on responding to situations and not reacting. Once you achieve that self-control, you will create more of what you desire. Tonight: Make it a party with friends. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHHH Examine a personal matter in order to root out an issue. Consider changing your plans, if need be, though you might want to be wary of disappointing a friend. Look at the situation from a different perspective, but make the necessary choices. Tonight: The action is at your place. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHH Understand that you might need to handle a personal matter. Recognize what is happening with your finances, as you could feel as though they are dwindling. Explore opportunities openly, and get others’ feedback. Tonight: Have dinner with friends.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH You will want to be where your friends are; however, news might cause you to rethink your plans. You could discover the power of excellent communication as you discuss your options with a loved one. Tonight: This is the first day of the rest of your life.
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JOSEPH’S HANDYMAN COMPANY. Carpentry, remodeling, kitchen, baths, basements, drywall, tile, floors, suspended ceilings, restoration services, doors, windows, decks, stairs, interior/exterior painting, plumbing. Small jobs ok. All types of professional work done since 1985. Call Joe, (413)364-7038.
New or Repair
ALWAYS CALL FIRST!!! M&M SERVICES-20 Years serving the Westfield area. Painting, staining, house washing, interior/exterior. Wall coverings. Commercial/residential. Free estimates. Insured. References. Mass Reg. #121723. Call (413)568-9731. No job too small !!
HANDYMAN/CARPENTER. All home repairs: Honey to do list, bathroom reHome Improvement modeling, tile work, sheetrock repairs, winterization. No job too small. 35 years BRUNO ANTICO BUILDING RE- profressional experience. (413)519MODELING.Kitchens, additions, 3251.
TURCOTTE ELECTRIC. 30+ years experience. Electrical installations, decks, rec rooms, more. Prompt, reemergency service work. Generac liable service, free estimates. Mass Registered #106263, licensed & inportable or whole house generator sured. Call Bruno, (413)562-9561. installations. HVAC controls and energy saving green technology upgrades. Fully insured. All calls an- C&N CARPENTRY. Suspended ceilswered. Master’s Lic #A-18022. ings, home improvements and remodeling. Licensed and insured. Call (413)214-4149. (413)262-9314.
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A NEW LOOK FOR 2014. Let Home Decor help. Interior painting and wallpapering, specializing in faux finishes. Servicing the area over 12 years. Call Kendra now for a free estimate and decorating advice. (413)564-0223, (413)626-8880.
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MACHINE OPERATORS WANTED
Tapco International, a growing plastics extrusion manufacturer in Westfield, Ma, Is looking for experienced machine operators for the 7pm to 7am shift. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience, as a machine operator, preferably in plastics or paper manufacturing. This position will be responsible for the safe and controlled start up, running and shut down of the extrusion lines as well as maintenance and upkeep of the lines and supporting manufacturing equipment. Tapco International offers a competitive salary and benefits package, a clean and safe work environment, and a rotating shift schedule that allows for 3- day weekends every other week. Resumes may be submitted to: Kleer Lumber a Division of Tapco International Attn: Personnel 44 Greif Way Westfield, MA 01085 or KLeerPayrollContact@ Tapcoint.com
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HVAC TECHNICIAN wanted. Must have a Connecticut/Massachusetts B or S Heating License and clean driving record. Light commercial and residential service and installation. Apply in person at State Line Oil, 514 Salmon Brook Street., (Route 10 & 202), Granby, CT (860)653-7241.
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HAIRSTYLIST WITH experience and clientele wanted. Must be talented and enthusiastic in all phases of hair design. Great commission and paid vacation. Please call Tina (413)348-1003 for your confidential interview.
HONING/LAPPING Industrial Precision, Inc. is a growing Aerospace machining company. We are presently seeking experienced Machinist with a minimum of 5 years honing and/or lapping.Openings available both day and night shift. Aerospace machining background a plus. Competitive wages, benefits and vacation time to start. Please apply at: Industrial Precision, Inc. 1014 Southampton Road Westfield, MA 01085
Crew Leader General Laborer We specialize in Landscape Construction and General Contracting from design concept to finished product. We install a variety of different projects including: plantings, patios, walkways, retaining walls, porches, decks, garages, sheds and more. The successful Crew Leader candidate will have leadership experience in landscape construction, horticulture, or general contracting. Driver’s license with good driving record and DOT card required. Hoister’s license preferred. Call 413-562-4703 or email resume to email@example.com. www.hblcorp.net
0220 Music Instruction ALICE'S PIANO STUDIO. Piano, organ and keyboard lessons. All ages, all levels. Call (413)5682176.
WESTFIELD SCHOOL OF MUSIC offers instrumental, vocal and electronic private lessons, as well as "Happy Feet", babies, toddlers) classes. Visit our web site at: westfieldschoolofmusic .com or call at (413)642-5626.
BLANDFORD 2 bedroom, 1 bath small apartment. All appliances and utilities included. WESTFIELD 3rd floor efficiency $800/month. Available April 1st. apartment. Recently remodeled, Call (413)537-3630. kitchen with lots of cabinet space, appliances included. Dining room, living room, laundry hookups in basement, quiet neighborhood, off street parking. WESTFIELD, 2nd floor, 2 bedN o p e t s . N o n s m o k e r . room, kitchen, living room, bath, $525/month plus utilities. enclosed porch. No pets. (413)374-8803. $795/month plus utilities. First, last, security. (413)250-4811.
HAYWOOD POOL filter, runs excellent, stored indoors, used 2 seasons, $300 with all accessories. Maple dining room sideboard, excellent condition, $300. Mahogany desk circa 1940's $200. American Girl "Kit" Treehouse, like new, $200. Call (413)977-2507.
MAPLE matching dressers, $200. Entertainment stand with TV, $100. without TV, $50. Call (413)562-9664 want more details. HUNTINGTON CENTER 2 bedroom, second floor unit. 650sq. ft.. Stove, fridge, W/D SMALL ELECTRIC Lowry organ. hookups in kitchen. Deck with Free for pickup. In very good stairs, off street parking. condition, excellent for beginner. $625/mo plus all utilities. HillCall (413)642-3790. town CDC (413)296-4536 x117. Income guidelines apply.
PARK SQUARE TOWNHOUSES WESTFIELD
$840-$860/month with $40. heat discount * Deluxe 2 bedroom townhouses, 1 1/2 baths, spacious, closets * Dishwasher, wall/wall carpeting * Air conditioning, laundry facilities, 900 sq.ft.. private entrances
SEASONED FIREWOOD 100% hardwood. Stacking available. Cut, split, delivered. (128cu.ft.) Volume discounts. Call for pricing. Hollister's Firewood (860)653-4950.
HAY FOR SALE. $4.00 per bale, 20 bale minimum. Call for more information (413)535-6732.
ROOM TO RENT in a quiet neighborhood. Kitchen and laundry privilege. Heat, A/C, utilities. Available now to non-smoker. $600/month, Westfield. (413)355-2338 or (413)5627341.
0370 Office Space
FREE HOT WATER Convenient to Mass Pike & 10/202
SILO DRIED FIREWOOD. (128cu.ft.) guaranteed. For prices call Keith Larson (413)537-4146.
140 Union Street, #4 Westfield, MA For more information call (413)568-1444
0285 Wanted To Buy PAYING CASH FOR COINS, stamps, medals, tokens, paper money, diamonds and jewelry, gold and silver scrap. Broadway Coin & Stamp, 144 Broadway, Chicopee Falls, MA. (413)5949550.
WESTFIELD Beautiful 2 bedroom townhouse, clean, quiet, 1-1/2 bath, carpeting, appliances, hot water included. Very reasonable heat cost. Sorry no pets. From $795/month. Call for more information (860)485-1216 Equal Housing Opportunity.
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FURNISHED ROOM for rent. Full kitchen and bath, on bus route. $105/week. (413)6425124.
HUNTINGTON 1 room with heat, hot water, cable TV, air conditioning, refrigerator and microwave included. Call (413)531-2197.
0265 Firewood A SEASONED LOG TRUCK LOAD of hardwood; (when processed at least 7 cords), for only $650-$700 (depends on delivery distance). Call Chris @ (413)454-5782.
SOUTHAMPTON FOR LEASE 1,500 SQ.FT. Professional office space. Prime location next to plaza.
John Kontekakis OPAL RE Group (413)204-4877
WESTFIELD 1&2 bedroom apartments, rent includes heat 0375 Business Property and hot water. Excellent size and location. No dogs. Call MONTGOMERY 5 miles from weekdays (413)786-9884. Westfield. Spacious office includes utilities and WiFi. WESTFIELD 2 bedroom apart- $350/month. Call (413)977ments, large closets, free heat 6277. and hot water included, laundry, parking. Possible pet. $895/month. (413)562-2266. 0390 Homes For Sale
Concerned Citizens for Animals, Inc. Giant Tag Sale Friday, March 28th 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 29th 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. St. Luke's Church 961 St. James Ave. Springfield, MA
WESTFIELD 2 bedroom, 1 bath condo. $900/month includes heat and hot water. Non smoking, no pets. First, last, security. (413)519-8271.
Donations of Dog and Cat food appreciated
RUSSELL, 5 room, 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Updated plumbing, electric. Town utilities. 155 Main Street. $104,000. (508) 2591856.
WESTFIELD SPACIOUS 1 bedroom efficiency apartment. 0400 Land 0339 Landlord Services Basement with washer/dryer, off street parking. $700/month plus utilities. Close to WSU. Sorry no B E A U T I F U L , S E C L U D E D DASHE-INTEL Comprehens- pets. First, last, security. Greg or mountaintop lot in Montive Landlord Services Tenant Paula (413)572-2652. gomery, MA. Panoramic screening including criminal views. Fully cleared, desbackground and credit tumped and graded. Ready to checks. Call Steve or Kate WESTFIELD, 1st floor, 1 bed(413) 579-1754 www.Dashe- room, kitchen and bath. No pets. build. Minutes to Westfield. $595/month plus electric. First, 5.69 acres. Asking $160,000. Intel.com last, security. Call (413)250- Call (413)562-5736. 4811.
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CHICOPEE 2 bedrooms, 12'x65', behind HuKeLau, rubber roof, new H2O, bay window, family park. $45,000. (413)5939961. dasap.mhvillage.com
A1 ODD JOBS/HANDYMAN. Debris removal, landscaping, spring yard cleanup, interior and exterior painting, power washing, basic carpentry and plumbing. All types of repair work and more. (413)562-7462.
LAWN MOWING, Spring/Fall cleanups, hedge trimming and all your landscaping needs. (413)626-6122 or visit: www.haggerscape.com
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