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The Westfield News Serving Westfield, Southwick, and the surrounding Hilltowns SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014

VOL. 83 NO. 122

MEMORIAL DAY In observance of Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, the Westfield News will not publish.

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Reps support Barnes in nation’s capital A kindergarten teacher at the Granville Village School leads a group of students in the meaning of Freedom during a Memorial Day Program at the school Friday. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

Students from the fifth grade of the Granville Village School create The White Table as part of a Memorial Day Program at the school Friday. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

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Chief Master Sergeant Jeanne Daigneau, and her niece Devon Fox and nephews Zachary and Xander Fox, lead the Pledge of Allegiance during a Memorial Day Program at the Second grade students from the Granville Village School wave the American flag Granville Village School Friday. (Photo by during a Memorial Day Program at the school Friday. (Photo by Frederick Gore) Frederick Gore)

Alleged ambush brings charges By Carl E. Hartdegen Staff Writer WESTFIELD – Two city men have been arraigned on assault charges after two victims reported a vicious and apparently premeditated assault early Thursday morning. Capt Michael McCabe said Thursday morning that an Elizabeth Avenue resident returning home with her new boyfriend arrived to see her former boyfriend, and a friend of his, parked in his pickup truck across the street from her home. When her new boyfriend parked, she later told police, her former boyfriend, Ryan Pasquini-Pezzini, 22, of 27 Francis St., and his friend, Zachary A. Holder, 23, of 27

Francis Street, ran across the street, pulled her boyfriend from his car, and assaulted him. Officer David Burl was the first to arrive at the scene and reports that when the two assailants began to beat her boyfriend, kicking him and striking him with metal pipes, the young woman ran to her former boyfriend’s pickup and started blowing the vehicle’s horn in an effort to attract attention to the assault. Burl was told that the two suspects then returned to the truck and drove away, with the woman still inside. The victim told police that the two men assaulted her while she was in the truck

before pushing her from the vehicle on East Mountain Road. When Sgt. Jeffrey Baillargeon arrived at Elizabeth Avenue he found a pair of shoes and a purse in the driveway and began a search of the area for the owner of the property. He found the female victim walking back to her home, barefoot. An ambulance was summoned and she was transported to Noble Hospital for treatment of injuries she sustained. The victim’s car was damaged during the attack, a rear-view mirror was ripped from See Alleged Ambushed, Page 7

Run Westfield 2.0 Several participants flash smiles and peace signs during the inaugural Run Westfield Flat Fast 5K road race in 2013. This year’s 3.1 mile version will take place Saturday, May 24, beginning at 1 p.m. Fans are welcome to line up at the finish line on Elm Street. On-site registration is available on race day at the Fitness Expo/Woodward Center (395 Western Ave.) on from 9 a.m.- noon. A total of $30,000 in prize money will be awarded. For more info, visit (Photo ©21013 Carl E. Hartdegen)

By Peter Francis Staff Writer WESTFIELD – Joe Mitchell, economic development director for the City of Westfield, travelled to Washington D.C. Thursday morning to speak in support of the Barnes Air National Guard Base. Travelling in place of Westfield Mayor Daniel M. Knapik, Mitchell made the trip with Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos to discuss with members of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ congressional delegation the imporJOE tance of avoiding funding MITCHELL cuts to the state’s six military installations. When Knapik couldn’t make the trip due to prior commitments, he assigned Mitchell, who served in the Air Force and is former Chairman of the city’s Airport Commission, to sit in his place. “I met with Congressman Richard Neal and the rest of the Massachusetts delegation with the exception of Congressman (Stephen) Lynch and Senator (Elizabeth) Warren, who had prior commitments,” Mitchell said. “It was just a general discussion about all of Massachusetts and the partnership between the state, the various military branches, and the local communities.” Mitchell, Kos, and the Bay State’s representatives met with Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James about the benefits of maintaining the bases in Massachusetts. “It is economically advantageous to keep the bases the way they are, if not even expand on the bases,” said Mitchell. “It’s a force multiplier for the dollars spent there.” He cited the state’s recent $177 million military bond bill, signed into law by Governor Deval L. Patrick, as evidence of the state’s approach to upgrades. “I described the runway rehabilitation we had done in Westfield, and how there was a partnership between the Department of Defense, the City of Westfield, the Federal Aviation Administration, the state’s Department of Transportation, and the bond bill and how See Barnes, Page 7

Prank leads to arrest By Carl E. Hartdegen Staff Writer WESTFIELD – A juvenile Birch Bluffs Drive resident was arrested early Friday morning while apparently attempting to make his escape after breaking into Westfield High School for an apparent senior prank. City police responded at 3:22 a.m. Friday to multiple motion alarms at the school and the first four officers to arrive established a perimeter to contain any intruders as they waited for the arrival of a school official to help them search the school. Officer Andrew Vega reports that the searchers found shoe prints in what appeared to be cooking oil which was coating stairways, floors and many other surfaces on the second floor and found a second floor classroom with an open window. Vega reports that the window looks over a single-story portion of the building so is accessible from the roof of that part of the school. The screen on the widow had been cut and the window had been forcibly opened, apparently with a screwdriver found in the classroom. Also found in the classroom were a backpack and 14 cans – apparently empty – of aerosol cooking oil. No suspect was found in the building but one of the officers searching the school reported that he had heard what sounded to be someone running on the roof. After the building was thoroughly checked, officers searched for suspects outside the school but found nobody. Most of the officers were released to respond to other calls for service but the street supervisor, Sgt. Jeffrey Baillargeon, remained in the area and reports he discovered a vehicle parked See Prank, Page 7

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Gateway Superintendent’s Corner After spending nearly a week with a group of seniors on their class trip to Florida, I would postulate that their parents, their community, and their schools have successfully prepared them for life after high school. These students were very supportive of each other, were respectful of others, and adapted to the daily changes that they faced with equanimity and confidence. Given a new environment, the requirement to manage their days (and their money), and interacting with a large number of strangers, they all successfully navigated the activities showing their preparedness for life changes as they graduate from high school this June. Activities like this field trip display students’ abilities to put the skills and knowledge they have acquired to date into action. While this reflects academics, it is also highly dependent on their ability to use knowledge to solve reallife problems, create new paradigms, and institute a solution with confidence. That level of expertise is based not only on what happens at school, but in the home, in the community, and often in the workplace, with the old say-

Dr. David Hopson ing that ‘practice makes perfect’ factoring in their overall success. I’m sure that the level of success they had during this senior trip was in large part due to learning from mistakes made in the past, but this trip showed that they have learned to apply that knowledge in a way that yielded success. The ability to function both independently and as part of a larger group, and to communicate, collaborate and think critically are all desired traits that will help anyone be successful in life. These traits—taught and honed in myriad activities such as sports, clubs and student activities, learning to work with siblings, parents, and neighbors, in completing group projects, and in the workplace—are some of the very things that, despite their impor-

tance, are not currently measured in state-mandated tests. As we move forward in implementing new state-mandated staff evaluations, we will look at developing ways, outside of taking field trips, to measure the success of our students in acquiring and using these skills: skills that our students will have to have in order to be successful in college, in the military, or in the work force. Not surprisingly, these same skills are needed in order to be a successful citizen, family member, and even an elected official. While we have a long way to go to develop an effective way to measure a student’s success in acquiring and using these skills on a routine basis, I’m

excited to be working with our staff in moving this idea forward as we continue to emphasize the importance of educating the whole child, something this senior trip has proven we’ve done for those students who had the opportunity to participate. I’d also like to take a moment to thank those chaperones, past and present, who were willing to give not only of their time but also to pay their own way, in order to accommodate the desire of our senior classes to take this senior trip. It certainly makes for some long days but also for some interesting conversations and the opportunity to see the potential that these students have as they face their future.

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HUNTINGTON - Tickets for the Gateway Regional Sports Banquet are now available. The event will be held on Thursday, May 29 at 6 p.m. at Tekoa Country Club. Tickets are $25 for adults, and $10 for athletes, coaches and children under 12. They are available through Mrs. Donna Morrissey in the Jr./Sr. High School office; sixth grade teacher Mrs. Laura Fisk; or by contacting Kath Mackechnie (862-4710 or The event honors the Gateway athletes, teams and coaches from the 2013-2014 school year.

This is a first: the Arctic Circle! Taryn Queenin and her father Jay Queenin of Westfield enjoyed a copy of The Westfield News at the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi, Finland. Remember, if you’re travelling somewhere, make sure to get a picture of yourself with a copy of The Westfield News and e-mail it, along with a description, to Keep reading to find out where The Westfield News will show up next.

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Surprise delivery — baby raccoons — at NY agency JIM FITZGERALD Associated Press WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Someone left five well-fed baby raccoons on the doorstep of the Westchester County Health Department Friday morning, and the department said that person should call immediately to be assessed for the possibility of rabies. The month-old raccoons were delivered to the department’s office in Mount Kisco in a cage with bottles of milk, blankets and toys, the department said. “They appear to have been well cared for and nurtured, which means that there was direct contact between these raccoons and the person or people who were caring for them,” said Dr. Sherlita Amler, the county health commissioner. “That’s why it’s important that we talk to the individual or individuals who left them to determine if they may have been potentially exposed to rabies.” Raccoons are among the most common carriers of rabies, a disease that is fatal if not quickly treated. Department spokeswoman Caren Halbfinger said if the raccoons’ caretaker comes forward, he or she will be asked about any bites or scratches. Officials also want to

know if the raccoons’ mother was sick. That would help determine whether the animals must be tested for rabies, which can only be done by killing them, and if any people need treatment. The raccoons were placed with a certified wildlife rehabilitator who will watch them for signs of the disease.

In this Friday, May 23, 2014 photo provided by the Westchester County Department of Health are three young raccoons that were left at the doorstep of the department’s office in New Rochelle, N.Y. (AP Photo)

TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Saturday, May 24, the 144th day of 2014. There are 221 days left in the year.


n May 24, 1844, Samuel F.B. Morse transmitted the message “What hath God wrought” from Washington to Baltimore as he formally opened America’s first telegraph line.

On this date: In 1775, John Hancock was elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding Peyton Randolph. In 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge, linking Brooklyn and Manhattan, was dedicated by President Chester Alan Arthur and New York Gov. Grover Cleveland. In 1889, Germany’s Reichstag passed a mandatory disability and old-age insurance law. In 1935, the first major league baseball game to be played at night took place at Cincinnati’s Crosley Field as the Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 2-1. In 1941, the German battleship Bismarck sank the British battle cruiser HMS Hood in the North Atlantic, killing all but three of the 1,418 men on board. In 1959, former U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles died in Washington, D.C. at age 71. In 1962, astronaut Scott Carpenter became the second American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Aurora 7. In 1974, American jazz composer and bandleader Duke

Ellington, 75, died in New York. In 1976, Britain and France opened trans-Atlantic Concorde supersonic transport service to Washington. In 1989, the action-adventure movie “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” starring Harrison Ford and Sean Connery, was released by Paramount Pictures. In 1994, four men convicted of bombing New York’s World Trade Center in 1993 were each sentenced to 240 years in prison. In 2001, 23 people were killed when the floor of a Jerusalem wedding hall collapsed beneath dancing guests, sending them plunging several stories into the basement.

Ten years ago:

President George W. Bush, trying to dispel rising doubts about the Iraq war, declared the United States would stay in Iraq until it was free and democratic and suggested more U.S. soldiers might be needed to stop enemy forces bent on destroying the new government. A federal court in Portland, Oregon, threw out the case brought against Brandon Mayfield, an American lawyer once linked to the Madrid train bombings because of a fingerprint-identification error. Severe storms flooded villages in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, resulting in an estimated 3,000 deaths.

Five years ago:

Space shuttle Atlantis and its seven astronauts returned to Earth, ending a 13-day mission to repair and enhance the

Hubble Space Telescope. Brazil’s Helio Castroneves became the ninth driver to win the Indianapolis 500 three times.

One year ago:

President Barack Obama addressed the sexual assault epidemic staining the military, telling U.S. Naval Academy graduates to remember their honor depended on what they do when nobody is looking and said the crime has “no place in the greatest military on earth.” British fighter jets intercepted a Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 777 carrying more than 300 people from Pakistan and diverted it to an isolated runway at London-Stansted Airport, where two passengers who’d allegedly threatened to destroy the plane were arrested.

Today’s Birthdays:

Comedian Tommy Chong is 76. Singer Bob Dylan is 73. Actor Gary Burghoff is 71. Singer Patti LaBelle is 70. Actress Priscilla Presley is 69. Country singer Mike Reid is 67. Actor Jim Broadbent is 65. Actor Alfred Molina is 61. Singer Rosanne Cash is 59. Actress Kristin Scott Thomas is 54. Rock musician Jimmy Ashhurst (Buckcherry) is 51. Rock musician Vivian Trimble is 51. Actor John C. Reilly is 49. Actor Dana Ashbrook is 47. Actor Eric Close is 47. Actor Carl Payne is 45. Rock musician Rich Robinson is 45. Actor Dash Mihok is 40. Actor Bryan Greenburg is 36. Actor Owen Benjamin is 34. Actor Billy L. Sullivan is 34. Actor-rapper Jerod Mixon (aka Big Tyme) is 33. Rock musician Cody Hanson (Hinder) is 32. Dancer Mark Ballas (TV: “Dancing with the Stars”) is 28. Country singer Billy Gilman is 26. Actor Cayden Boyd is 20.



Councilor O’Connell:

City, Ward and School Updates new school on the quality of life in their neighProposed New Elementary School: In borhood. September of 2011 the MSBA announced a Park River Drive and Park River Circle: I grant for $23 million to Westfield for a promet with Mark Cressotti, our city engineer, and posed new elementary K -5 school. The proPeter Miller, our community development posed elementary school will have a total director on May 8. We talked about the past construction cost of $33 million with the City problems and challenges and a little bit about of Westfield’s share set at $10 million. (www. the history of the streets. These streets were originally constructed under our condo plan There are two avenues of thought regarding and when the developer went bankrupt the the proposed new elementary school project. owners of these properties and the City were The proponents of the new school argue that left with problems. Basically, Mark indicated we need a new school and that the Cross Street that the City will not do a large volume project site is the best place to put it but to do this, as long as the streets are private. In addition, he there are a number of hurdles that must be is discouraging a vote by Council to accept overcome. A superior court judge stopped conthem as public ways because of the sewer sysstruction determining that the City allowed building to proceed even though the project Mary O’Connell tem which he feels is inadequate. I argued that the system has been in place and working for was not in compliance with governing laws. The supporters of the current project want to stay the course and years but he would not budge on that. Peter Miller has met proceed with this plan. The City has spent considerable dollars with the Mayor to try and determine his feelings on this projalready and supporters argue that that these dollars will be lost ect and what he is willing to do to help us. More information will follow on this subject. if the current plan is scrapped. So we have four points we are left to discuss: The opponents of the new elementary school project argue #1 The immediate repair of the street - The Mayor has that the City of Westfield does not need such a large elementary school and that the Cross Street location is not a suitable authorized some pothole repair but we all know that this is location for such a large capacity (approx. 600 students) temporary. #2 The acceptance of the street – I have little hope at the school. They site indicators that show a declining student enrollment in our school system. They believe the neighbor- moment with the current Council that we will pass through hood cannot support the traffic that will come with the school. Public Acceptance, the best possible option. There are elecThey argue that throwing good money after bad is not in the tions in November 2015 that will possibly provide us with new Councilors but the will of the current Council does not City’s best interest. They want other sites to be considered. This is an extremely emotional issue for many. Do we seem to be to support Public Street Acceptance at this time. #3 A betterment option – In light of all of this I broached the really need a new elementary school and if so is the suggested site really the best location to accommodate the proposed topic of a betterment. If the costs involved ONLY related to the street that would be one thing but Mark Cressotti wants to impact? Residents can educate themselves and become familiar with include the cost of a new sewer system. The 2012 study was the basic facts. One way to do this is to go on the Westfield put at $741,000. Mark is pursuing the details on the process School Department site and review the agenda and the min- for this #4 Relief from the State-On the state level: The utes of the School Building Committee. There is a wealth of interesting data on this site. For instance, there are currently Commonwealth does address the issue of private street repair eight elementary schools in Westfield: Munger Hill, Paper MGL Chapter 40 Section 6N. At first I was thinking that it Mill, Highland, Southampton Road, Juniper Park, Franklin might be a waste to contact Senator Humason or Representative Avenue, Ft Meadow, and Abner Gibbs. If the proposed new Velis but now I am thinking that perhaps it might be a shot at elementary school is constructed (either on Cross Street or on changing the Mass State law. I did email both of them last another site) the plan is to close Franklin, Ft. Meadow, Juniper week with no response yet but I will follow up this week. Congratulations to all of our City’s graduates and best Park, and Abner Gibbs schools. Students within 1.5 miles of the proposed new school will wishes for a happy and healthy Memorial Day weekend. This is Memorial Day weekend and as always, we give be categorized as walkers. Those beyond the limit will be bussed to the proposed elementary school. The opponents of thanks and pay homage to our veterans who have, through the proposed new school do not believe that estimates of four their personal sacrifice, guaranteed our rights in this free socito six school buses a day will accommodate the number of ety today. Words cannot fully express our gratitude to these students that would be attending the new school. They doubt men and women. Mary O’Connell, that parents of students as young as six- to 12-years-old will Ward Four City Councilor allow their children to walk almost 1.5 miles to school. They Disclaimer: The views expressed in this column suggest that these parents will drive their children. They also are those of the author and not the staff, doubt that only four to six buses could transport all of the editor, or publisher of this publication. children currently attending the four closed schools to the new school. They are concerned about traffic and the impact of a

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Government Meetings MONDAY, MAY 26 MEMORIAL DAY

All Municipal Offices Closed (Westfield, Southwick, Tolland)


Conservation Commission PH Keeler at 6:30 p.m.


Parks and Recreation Commission at 6 p.m. Planning Board at 7 p.m.


Assessor’s Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Fire Department at 6:30 p.m. Selectmen at 7 p.m.


Board of Assessors at 10 a.m. Annual Town Meeting at 7:15 p.m.


PVTA Route Committee at 10:30 a.m. PVTA Finance and Audit Committee at 11:30 a.m. PVTA Advisory Board at noon Zoning Board of Appeals at 7 p.m.


Driveway Subcommittee at 7 p.m.


Conservation Commission at 6:30 p.m. Finance Committee 7 p.m.


City Council Sub-Committee Finance Committee at 6:30 p.m.


Conservation Commission Hearings at 5:30 a.m. IF NEEDED


Town Elections at 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Memorial Day Mass at Blessed Sacrament WESTFIELD - Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church will mark Memorial Day with a special Mass at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 25. Representatives from among our Parish Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops will be in attendance and assisting. Following the Mass, we will process to our Veterans

Memorial Garden where the parish. Members of the abroad. Our Lady of the American flag will be retired American Legion Post 124 Blessed Sacrament located at and a new flag will be raised. will be on hand for the laying 127 Holyoke Road in Westfield The new flag is in memory of of the wreath and to render a is home to more than 4500 Henry Fournier, a U.S. Navy 21-gun salute. The Veterans parishioners. Please contact veteran of the Korean War Memorial Garden was built in Kathleen Harrington at 469and a member of American 2010 with contributions from 688-5993 or by email at kharLegion Post 454. Mr. Fournier parishioners of Our Lady of for more recently passed away and this the Blessed Sacrament Parish. information. flag draped his coffin. His THE It is WESTFIELD a permanent and lasting NEWS family donated the flag to the memorial to all living and deceased veterans of our par- Monday, May 26 ish and parish friends and relatives who are veterans. It also honors those currently in military service at home and WESTFIELD - There will be a Memorial Day Mass at St. WESTFIELD Mary Cemetery, 203 Southampton Road inWestfield on Emergency Response and Crime Report Monday, May 26 at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013

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PoliceMemorial logs

Day Parade Date and 12:51 a.m.: motor vehicle violation, Meadow Street, a patrol Route officer reports he observed a vehicle traveling at 55 mph in a 35

mph zone, the vehicle did not immediately stop but — pulled over WESTFIELD Mayor on Main Street, was stopped andDaniel the officer operator M. reports Knapikthe announces appeared to be intoxicated, a routine check revealed the in man’s that groups marching the license had been suspended, the man failed aDay field sobriety Memorial Parade test, will begin assembling 9:00 AM Shane A. Mineau, 17, of 89 Mechanic St., was at arrested for theoperating Mestek with Company operating under the influence ofnear liquor, a susproperty on North Elm failure Street. pended license, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, The parade will begin promptto stop for police and for speeding in violation of special reguly at 10:00 AM. The parade lations; route willMain be as Street, follows:a begin12:58 a.m.: motor vehicle violation, patrol ning at Mestek, the marchers officer reports he observed a vehicle operating without lights, will march south down North the car was stopped and the Elm officer reports the operator Street, continuing across appeared to be intoxicated, the the woman failed a field sobriety Great River Bridge onto test, Danielle A. Collette, 25, ofElm 10 Street, Judith continuing St., Holyoke, was south to arrested for operating under theBroad influence of liquor, Street, turningnegligent right at operation of a motor vehicle and motor vehicle light violatheaintersection of Broad Street tion; and West Silver Street to Parker aMemorial Park vandalfor the 7:50 a.m.: vandalism, Day Avenue, caller reports Memorial Daythe ceremony. ism to his vehicle, the responding officer reports caller said Following Parkerto Park that a window of his vehicle was broken the overnight gain Ceremonies, American access while it was parked in his driveway and a laptopLegion com124 will march the route puter and about $20 in cash wasPost stolen; in reverse the post home on 8:58 a.m.: arrest, Westfield High School,toMontgomery Road, Broad St, where additional ceran officer was detailed to attempt to execute a warrant for a boy emonies will be held. believed to be at the high school, the officer reports he went to the school and found the school resource officer had the suspect in custody, Avery Girard, 18, of 37 Mechanic St., was arrested on the 2012 warrant; Canare You Help Sarah? 9:58 a.m.: a caller reports neighbors engaged in a verbal argument and one is armed with a machete, the responding officer reports he was told that a resident had observed what appeared to be a disturbance between a man and a woman and attempted to intervene, the officer reports that when the man arguing with his wife observed that the peacemaker appeared to have a lockblade knife in his pocket he went into his residence and returned with a samurai sword, the woman implored the officer not to hurt her husband who she said suffers from post traumatic stress disorder, the man was transported to Noble Hospital; 12:16 p.m.: fire, Vincent Drive, a caller reports a resident is

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Memorial Day Parade Route Memorial Day Parade will begin assembling at 9:00 a.m. near the Mestek Company property on North Elm Street. The parade will begin promptly at 10:00 AM. The parade route will be as follows: Beginning at Mestek, marchers will march south down North Elm St.

Continuing across the Great River Bridge onto Elm St.

Continuing south to Broad Street

Turning right at the intersection of Broad Street and West Silver Street to Parker SarahforHelps Memorial Park the Memorial Day ceremony.


Can Yo American Legion Post 124 will march the route He in reverse to the Post Home where ceremonies will be conducted. Sar


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Recently I read the bike rail trail gruel is getting thin and if not spent more quickly it will be redirected. The thinking of the proponents and the participants in not forcing the powers that be to lift three (plus or minus) bridges on East Silver, Chapel, and Thomas streets is short sighted. Sadly, the Main Street span was removed as it wasn’t deemed aesthetic. Hm. Perhaps it rests with the Noble stained-glass window. If Westfield sees fit to save the bridge at Elm Street and the courthouse, then find a way to utilize the existing bridges with a lift, and honor the railroad architecture while blazing a new travel venue in Westfield. Thank you. – Frank Mills, notorious curmudgeon Wow! Looks like officers Luna, Rowe, Burl, Gaulin, and Bard have been busy keeping us safe. Hats off to the men in blue. Now there is a department that is run and operates properly. Thank you, Westfield Police Department. What are we wasting our tax dollars on again, in the center of town, on the Green? What are they building, a gazebo? Can they please, please get back and paint the lines from the new bridge northbound? It wore off in less than a year. Buy some better paint with all that money, millions and millions and millions of dollars spent. Please, Mr. Mulvenna, send somebody out there to pint the lines. I was very interested in today’s Westfield News, Wednesday, May 21, about teacher salaries not being up to par with other towns like Sudbury. I wish I could work 180 days and make $66,000 a year. Not a bad payday. I know, call me mean-spirited, it’s for the children, blah, blah, blah. Still, not a bad payday. Dan, You had better hurry up with taking Mrs. Wielgus’ land and build YOUR neighborhood school before Your kids are too old to go there. Are the legal fees for this, going to come out of our pockets like your sign-gate fees did. Maybe the rumor of you leaving office will come true A special election to replace you would be worth every penny of taxpayers money. Feeling very overburden tax and fee wise with the direction you have taken us. What were the voters thinking when they put you in this position that is quite apparently way over your capabilities. Maybe inspecting fire extinguishers to be in compliance was a better fit for you. Ready for something positive. Near the end of our driveway is a storm water drain. Last week I noticed the asphalt around the perimeter of the grate was collapsing. I notified Westfield’s Public Works department on a Thursday. On Friday someone came by and chalked off the area that needed repair and left an orange barrel. On Monday a crew came by with a jackhammer and removed the asphalt which had been chalked off. Next day, Tuesday, a crew came by and laid new asphalt. I could not be more pleased with the prompt service, considering the scope of the request. Congratulations to Westfield’s Public Works Department. Job well done!! Many thanks. Good Morning Pulseline! I haven’t had the chance to write in lately – TOO many great things in Westfield going on to have the chance! Speaking of great things… the Westfield Fast Flat 5K is Saturday and the block party. This is one of the best things to happen to Westfield and would not be here if it wasn’t for the positive changes in Westfield. Thank you Mr. Mayor for doing a GREAT job and bringing life back to our beautiful City!!! I just read the article about taking the Wielgus property. It sound like nothing is going to stop the Mayor. He will take as many step as he needs to get his way. That is persistence. Or maybe arrogance. I think we should name a building after the Mayor. There is one just across the river from the Wielgus property that I think is appropriate. It could be called the Dan Knapik full of _ _ _ _ sewage treatment plant. There is not much worse than an arrogant politician. Going with some nice folks suggestion that we keep the Pulseline a little more positive, I’d like to make a positive observation concerning our Mayor. I don’t personally know him or his family as I’m not a native born Westfield resident, heck I’m not even a Democrat. However I have observed him to be a person very much interested in making our city a better place to live. And you certainly can speak to him every month if you wish by simply attending his one hour talk sessions he holds around the city and the schedule is always reported in The Westfield News. If this isn’t convenient, I can assure you that he does answer your Emails. As for my small corner of the city I have found him personally involved in trying to improve Shaker Road and make this winding street a safer place. Over the past years this has included increased police patrols, better traffic signs and improved maintenance of the roadbed traffic markings. We have seen sections paved in response to our request and we are in the cue for more paving to fix the sections of the road serious damaged during this difficult winter.These efforts have most certainly resulted in a decrease in accidents and serious injuries. Westfield is a nice place to live, not perfect but I personally think most of our city government folks do care.

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Senate Measure would limit employer view of social media By Brad MacDougall The Massachusetts Senate yesterday joined a growing list of government regulators wading into the issue of employer access to the social media accounts of job applicants and employees. Social MediaAn amendment to the Fiscal Year 2015 budget passed by the Senate would prohibit employers from collecting the social media passwords of job applicants or current employees. The measure would exempt from the ban companies required by federal law and the Securities and Exchange Commission to monitor the social media activity of certain staff members. The action comes in the wake of national studies showing that between 10 percent and one-third of U.S. employers searched social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for information about job applicants. It also comes as the National Labor Relations Board issues sometimes contradictory guidance about the ability of employers to discipline employees who post deroga-

tory information on social media. Reaction among Massachusetts employers to the Senate bill has so far been muted. Tom Jones, Vice President of the Employers Resource Group at Associated Industries of Massachusetts, says many of the AIM-member employers with whom he speaks rely on general Internet searches that may link to an applicant’s social media accounts instead of direct reviews of social media. “At the same time, most employers have not yet had the opportunity to review the Senate amendment. We’ll see what the reaction is moving forward,” Jones said. The proposal would make it unlawful for an employer to do any of the following: require, request, suggest, or cause an employee or applicant to disclose a user name, password or any other means for access, or provide access through a user name or password, to a personal social media account or service; compel an employee or applicant, as a condition of employment or consideration for employment, to add anyone, including the

employer or their agent, to the employee or applicant’s list of contacts associated with a personal social media account or service; or take or threaten any adverse action against an employee or applicant for refusing to disclose any information specified in clause (a) of this section or for refusing to add the employer to a list of contacts associated with a social media account or service, as specified in clause (b) of this section. Employers who violated the law would be subject to criminal prosecution through the Office of the Attorney General. Employees bringing civil actions under the measure would be eligible for treble damages for any lost wages and benefits. Prospective or active students claiming to be harmed would have the option of a private right of action through civil court. Companies that employ social-media reviews argue that they are important elements of pre-employment due diligence. These companies use social media to search for unprofessional behavior, to See Social Media, Page 5

Wine flap bubbling up in trade talks By Adam Behsudi Most Americans will be toasting with the bubbling wine formerly known as Champagne if European vintners get their way in trade talks with the United States. And that’s not all: Burgundy, Chablis and Chianti, among other names, will no longer grace U.S. dining rooms and restaurants either — unless those wines are imported. The dispute over such wine names, which has come to the fore in the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership talks, is one slice of a larger spat between influential food and agricultural interests on both sides of the Atlantic, which disagree on whether U.S. companies should be allowed to use famous regional European names such as balsamic vinegar, Scottish whiskey or Parma ham — and vice versa for Europeans’ use of U.S. place-named foods. Those names have economic value to European winemakers and EU trade, said Jose Ramon Fernandez, speaking for the European Wine Companies Committee in a presentation to negotiators gathered in Arlington, Va., for the fifth round of TTIP talks. His organization represents 7,000 companies that employ more than 200,000 people, and EU wineries export more than $12.2 billion in wine annually, contributing to an $8.9 billion trade surplus for the EU, he said. “The full protection of our names must be part of the deal,” Fernandez said. The U.S. and EU reached a wine agreement in 2006 that allowed American winemakers to continue to market current wines under 17 traditional European names but prevented their use on new U.S. wines. But in remarks to negotiators this week, Fernandez said the two sides had committed to negotiating a second phase of the agreement to boost the wine trade, which they have yet to get around to doing. Now, EU winemakers say they want to use the transatlantic trade talks to expand that earlier agreement, adding a wine chapter to the trade deal. Their proposal would eliminate wine tariffs, do away with tax schemes that apply tax and tariff cuts to U.S. but not EU winemakers, create a bilateral committee to address wine trade concerns and put a dispute settlement mechanism in place to resolve any trade challenges — and, of course, take back European wine names. U.S. wine producers are dead set against altering any of the terms in the 2006 agreement — especially the part about the semi-generic names. They’re joined in the effort by the U.S.

dairy industry and other agricultural sectors, which don’t want to give up the use of regional European names for foods such as Irish cheddar and Gruyere. “EU producers continually advocate that the use of common semi-generic terms such as Burgundy, Chablis and Champagne be prohibited for U.S. wine even though those terms have been used in the U.S. since the 1830s,” said Tom LaFaille, vice president and international trade counsel for the Wine Institute, which represents California wineries. “Those brand owners’ property rights can’t now be eliminated in a trade agreement,” said LaFaille, who also made arguments before the negotiators this week. Aside from the 17 semi-generic names the EU winemakers want to make exclusively their own, the wine industries on both sides of the Atlantic already recognize a long list of protected names under the 2006 agreement. An EU winery can’t market its wine as coming from Napa Valley any more than a U.S. vintner can lay claim to the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. U.S. winemakers “recognize the need for accurate representation of the origins of wines in all the world’s markets,” LaFaille said. But the EU is looking to expand its system of names — known as geographical indications, or GIs — beyond the list of 17 terms to include previously unprotected, internationally recognized grape varietals like Prosecco, he said. “While reasonable [geographical indication] rules have benefit, the EU system has morphed into a scheme that now can establish inappropriate GIs, restrict competition and consumer choice and confiscate private property rights for the benefit of a limited number of EU producers,” he said. The EU isn’t living up to the other terms of the 2006 agreement as well, LaFaille said. For example, the Europeans haven’t recognized some U.S. wine-making practices, which would would need to be approved to sell U.S. wines in Europe. EU officials also haven’t allowed U.S. vintners to use other traditional terms for wine sold in Europe, such as chateau, vintage, clos (the French word for a walled vineyard) and classic, he said. While U.S. vineyards were supposed to be permitted to market their wines with those terms for three years after the deal, they expected to be able to apply to continue their use. Under the agreement, the EU can’t reject use of such descriptive terms in the absence of demonstrated harm to consumers, but it has approved only two of 13 such terms the U.S. industry has asked to use since 2010, LaFaille said. “We have an existing agreement that must be upheld,” LaFaille said.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR To The Editor The federal district court in Springfield ruled that when Westfield Mayor Daniel Knapik ordered the city’s Department of Public Works to remove the lawn signs of his political opponents, he made a decision that was – in the words of the federal court – “hasty, unprecedented, and outside his normal ambit of responsibility.” The Mayor sought to have the federal court reverse that summary judgment decision against him (quoted above), but the court denied his motion. Therefore, the mayor’s claim that he was acting in good faith or within the scope of his duties and employment when he violated citizens’ constitutional free speech rights - as a matter of fact and of law - simply is wrong. In the lawsuit against Daniel Knapik we sought no monetary damages, but as the winning party in a civil rights lawsuit, we are entitled to reasonable attorneys’ fees from the defendant. The law appropriately provides that a mayor generally is entitled to indemnification for attorneys’ fees and costs when he is sued for actions he took while acting within the official scope

of his duties. Note that controlling caveat. Here, as we now all know and as the federal court has determined, Daniel Knapik was not acting within the scope of his duties when he ordered the removal of lawn signs that supported office holders and candidates with whom he disagreed.. Accordingly, the mayor should, as the Springfield Republican has editorialized, repay the city the $93,000 appropriated from the city’s coffers for attorneys’ fees and costs – money that need not have been expended on a lawsuit that would not have been filed had Daniel Knapik simply said, I was wrong, and I’m sorry. The mayor should also stop offering half-baked, pretextual excuses for his violation of the federal and state constitutions and instead make a sincere apology to the voters of Westfield and all the people of western Massachusetts who believe in free and fair elections. Bill Newman, Director Luke Ryan, co-operating attorney, Western Regional Law Office, ACLU of Massachusetts




Senate passes $36.2B budget BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate has approved a $36.2 billion state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 on a 39-1 roll call vote. During two days of debate that ended with the vote late Thursday, senators plowed through nearly 1,000 proposed amendments to the spending plan, approving a series of the changes while rejecting others. The bill “includes many commendable features that are important for fiscal discipline and encouraging economic growth, including a relatively limited draw from the state’s stabilization fund, and the absence of any new broad-based taxes,” Senate Minority Leader, Bruce Tarr, R-Gloucester, said in a statement. One approved amendment would expand the state’s nickel deposit law to include bottled water and other noncarbonated beverages. Supporters of the effort to update the three decade old law are already pushing to put the question before voters in November if the Legislature doesn’t act first. The Senate has voted in the past to expand the law to cover beverages such as bottled water and sports drinks, but the measure hasn’t advanced in the House. Another amendment approved by the Senate would let Massachusetts residents buy pepper spray without a firearms identification card. Supporters said removing the FID

requirement would make it easier for women to purchase pepper spray for selfdefense. But the measure would make it a criminal offense to sell pepper spray without a license or sell it to anyone under 18. The House has approved a similar measure. Yet another amendment approved by the Senate would bar employers from requiring workers or job applicants from disclosing user names or passwords to personal social media accounts. The amendment would also make it illegal for an employer to force workers or applicants to add the employer to any list of contacts associated with personal social media accounts and prohibit employers from threatening action against an employee or job seeker for refusing to disclose their user name or password. Another Senate-approved amendment seeks to clarify the conditions under which the email account of someone who has died can be made available during the settling of their estate. Early in the budget debate, the Senate rejected three Republican-backed amendments that would have lowered taxes, including reducing the sales tax from 6.25 percent to 5 percent and cutting the state income tax — currently 5.2 percent — to 5 percent. The Democratic-led chamber voted down both proposals.

A third GOP-sponsored amendment would have eliminated a law enacted last year that links automatic increases in the gas tax to future increases in the state’s rate of inflation. Senators also voted down that proposed amendment. The question of whether to eliminate the so-called indexing of the gas tax could go before Massachusetts voters in November in the form of a ballot question. “We were relatively restrained in adding new spending. We were a lot tighter than I expected with amendments as far as allowing earmarks and amendments to pass,” said Sen. Don Humason, Jr., (R-Westfield) Friday. “I must commend them for running a pretty tight ship. There was relatively little added to the bottom line. There were over 980 amendments filed and debated, about a third of them were adopted.” “On the whole it was a pretty reserved budget,” he said. “No budget does everything you want it to do, but it wasn’t a bad budget coming out of the gate. The final vote was 39-1, so it was almost unanimous.” A six-member House and Senate committee will be named to hammer out a final compromise budget. That plan must be given final approval in both chambers before being sent off to Gov. Deval Patrick for his signature.


identity, the responding officer reports that the woman said that someone attempted to file a tax return with her personal information, the officer reports all the relevant agencies were notified; 1:30 p.m.: animal complaint, Massey Street, a caller reports a 76-year-old woman was bitten by a neighbor’s dog, the responding officer reports the woman was going to visit her neighbor when her neighbor’s chained dog lunged at her and bit her, the animal control officer was notified and the dog was quarantined; 2:15 p.m.: animal complaint, Westfield VocationalTechnical High School, the animal control officer reports she took custody of baby rabbits and released them in the area where they were found; 3:22 p.m.: annoying phone calls, Madison Street, a caller reports annoying phone calls via the online reporting option, the case was referred to the relevant community policing officer; 3:24 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, King Street, a patrol officer reports he observed both occupants of a vehicle duck See Police Logs, Page 7

Court Logs Westfield District Court Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Taylor Demers, 21, of 27 Collins St., submitted to facts sufficient to warrant a guilty finding for a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license brought by Westfield police and the charge was continued without a finding with probation for three months. He was assessed $50 and found to be not responsible for a marked lanes violation. Brandon L. Barnes, 20, of 114 Point Grove Road, Southwick, submitted to facts sufficient to warrant a guilty finding for a charge of larceny of property valued more than $250 brought by Southwick police and the charge was continued without a finding with probation for six months. He was assessed $50. In a separate case also brought by Southwick police, Barnes submitted to facts sufficient to warrant guilty findings for charges of assault and battery and intimidating a witness and the charges were continued without a finding with probation for six months. He was assessed $90. Michael P. Butler, 43, of 72 Raddison Lane, submitted to facts sufficient to warrant a guilty finding for a charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle brought by Westfield police and the charge was continued without a finding with probation for one year. He was assessed $300 and a charge of operating under the influence of liquor was not prosecuted. He was found to be not responsible for a marked lanes violation. Angie Ruiz, 24, of 101 Mulberry St., Springfield, pleaded guilty to a charge of shoplifting by asportation, a subsequent offense, and was fined $250. She was assessed $50. Myriam L. Rivera, 23, of 296 Lexington St., Springfield, was released on her personal recognizance pending a July 29 hearing after she was arraigned on charges of trespass, shoplifting by asportation, a subsequent offense, and possession of a firearm without a FID card brought by Westfield police. Eric C. Carney, 46, of 868 Southampton Road, pleaded guilty to a charge of violation of an abuse prevention order and was placed on probation for one year. He was assessed

Obituaries Merrill O. Turek SOUTHWICK - Merrill O. Turek, 86, of Southwick, MA, passed away on May 21, 2014 after a hard fought battle with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. He was born on July 10, 1927 in Hartford, CT, the son of the late Michael William and Helen Hale Turek. Merrill enjoyed gardening, NASCAR, and spending winters in Orlando, FL. He was predeceased by his best friend, Maurice “Mo” Demers of Southwick, and brothers Donald G. Turek of Gilsum, NH and Elton W. Turek of Bloomfield, CT. Merrill leaves behind many loving friends and family in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Florida. Family and friends are invited to meet for a period of visitation on Tuesday May 27th from 10:0011:00 a.m. at the Southwick Forastiere Funeral Home, 624 College Highway, followed by a service at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will immediately follow in New Cemetery, Southwick. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. Donations may also be made via phone at (800)805-5856, or online at www.

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Police Logs Emergency Response and Crime Report Wednesday, May 21, 2014 8:11 a.m.: vandalism, Montgomery Street, a caller reports that sometime after 10 p.m. a store window was cracked by an apparent BB impact, the responding officer reports no projectile was found and no entry was gained; 8:44 a.m.: larceny, Westfield Middle School North, 350 Southampton Road, a resident came to the station to reports his son’s clarinet was stolen at the school, the responding officer reports the complainant said that the clarinet had been left somewhere in the school, the case was referred to the school resource officer; 9:56 a.m.: city ordinance violation, Susan Drive, a caller reports a neighbor is trimming trees on her property, the responding officer reports the neighbor in question said that the trees are reaching across her property line and damaging her electric fence, the officer advised the woman that she may only trim the parts of the tree which cross the property line and encroach upon her property; 11:20 a.m.: fraud, Edgewood Apartments, 134 Union St., a resident came to the station to complain that someone used her

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$50. Hunter R. O’Neill, 21, of 100 Parkside Ave., Pittsfield, submitted to facts sufficient to warrant a guilty finding for a charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor brought by Westfield State University police and the charge was continued without a finding with probation for one year. He was assessed $600, ordered to complete a Driver Alcohol Education Program at a cost of $567.22 and his license was suspended for 45 days. A charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle was not prosecuted and he was found to be not responsible for a charge of failure to stop or yield. Brian D. Clark, 21, of 624 West Road, saw a charge of assault and battery brought by Westfield police dismissed at the request of the victim. Laura J. Parent, 36, of 868 Southampton Road, was placed

confirm professional and academic claims on a resume, or to uncover evidence of risky or dangerous activity. But Jones warns that the practice may leave employers open to accusations of violating the Massachusetts privacy law or using a candidate’s protected class membership as a basis not to hire. Even if people don’t explicitly discuss sensitive information online or post embarrassing photos, Jones says, workers might accuse an employer of being influenced by telltale clues of a protected status - quotes from a religious text or mention of a baby registry that may suggest a woman is pregnant or has young children. Some employers also review the on-line activities of current employees for evidence of company policy violations such as posting confidential information, posting during work hours, boasting of inappropriate behavior at work such as drinking or romantic activities, or information regarding union sympathies. The ability of employers to discipline workers who post disparaging information about the company, its customers or managers has so far been limited by the labor-friendly National Labor Relations Board. The NLRB has generally ruled that the National Labor Relations Act treats social media as a ‘protected, concerted’ activity in which employees may legally engage as long as the sppech concerns terms and conditions of employment. The NLRB’s position has sometimes been difficult to follow. In a May 2012 guidance memorandum, Acting General Counsel Solomon concluded that when employees are posting personal opinions on the Internet, they should add a disclaimer stating something to the effect of “the postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily reflect the view of [Employer].” In April, however, in The Kroger Co. of Michigan, an NLRB administrative law judge found that the rule requiring a disclaimer unduly burdened legitimate Section 7 communications. The state Senate bill on login credentials now goes to the House-Senate conference committee hammering out a final budget agreement. Observers say the provision is unlikely to survive the committee deliberations. Please contact Brad MacDougall, Vice President of Government Affairs,, if you have comments or questions on the Senate budget amendment.

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LOST AND FOUND Lost car key and one key and store tags. Reward! Call 562-6428. Lost between School St parking lot and Good Table Restaurant. 5-1-14. Found in the vicinity of City View Road. Orange/ white female, approx. 1 – 2 years old. Contact Marty at 413-568-6985 Found: South Maple Street-set of keys with coins attached on key ring. Call 5626559. (2/27/14

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RELIGIOUS LISTINGS Montgomery Community Church Main Rd PO Box 309 Montgomery,MA 01085 Pastor Howard R. Noe Ph. # 413-862-3284 Church starts at 9 a.m. with fellowship following with coffee and whatever is brought in by the people. Sunday the topic is; “ Godly living as compared to worldly living .” The text is Ephesians 5:1-14.   Communion will be done on Father’ Day.We will have children’s church directly following the children’s message. The children will go over to the Town Hall and enjoy learning about God. This will be available for ages 4-12. Men’s Bible study will be at the pastor’s home at 1126 Huntington Rd. Russell, MA. (Crescent Mills) The study will be Wednesday evening at 6:30 PM. We will be examining the Book of Micah. Women’s study meets on Tuesdays at the Pastor’s house @ 10 am.  The Montgomery Church did not get licensed for a radio station but we are being

broadcast over 104.7 FM Family Broadcasting at 8 AM and 8 PM daily. The broadcasts heard on 104.7 FM are previously recorded messages. We call this outreach “ Go Tell it on the Mountain”, heard on 104.7 FM Family FM Huntington,

– T.O.P.S.   MAY 30 - FRIDAY:  9-1:00 PM –  Saturday, May 31                  Henrietta’s Thrift Shop – Open;  6:00 PM  O.A. 4:00 pm - AA Meeting,  7:30 PM - A.A. 12 Step Meeting;  Liz Caron MAY 31 - SATURDAY: Thrift Store Open   9 Administrative Assistant – 1:00 PM.. UCC Second Congregational Church Sunday,  May 25                  Westfield MA 01085 9:00 am - Choir Rehearsal (413) 568-7557 Southwick Congregational Church 10:00 am - Worship and Sunday School United Church of Church 11:00 am - Coffee Fellowship 488 College Highway – P.O. Box 260  Monday, May 26                    The Episcopal Church of the Atonement – Southwick, MA 01077- 413-569-6362 Office Closed 36 Court Street, Westfield, MA  01085 05/18/14-5/24/14 Tuesday, May 27                   413-562-5461 Rev. Bart Cochran - Minister Office Closed MAY 25, 2014  - 9:00 AM Children’s Worship 10:00 am - TOPS Sundays - Holy Eucharist at 8 am & 10 am Wednesdays - Holy Eucharist & Healing at Service -  10:00 AM – Worship Service  - Open 6:00 pm - Girl Scouts Noon Pantry Sunday -   Rev. Bart Cochran -  Minister,   7:00 om - Deacons The Rev. Nancy Webb Stroud, Rector Music – Voice     Choir;  Nursery Available; Wednesday, May 28              Sunday, May 25          11:00 AM   Coffee Hour; 3:30 PM O.A. 6:30 pm - Choir Rehearsal 8 am Holy Eucharist Meeting;     MAY 26, Monday – Memorial Day Thursday, May 29                 10 am Holy Eucharist, Cribbery – Church Office Closed; May 27,   Tuesday Noon - Bible Study 11:15 Christian Formation: Gifts of the –     6:30 PM Bell Choir, 7:00 PM Boy Scouts; 6:00 pm - Brownies Spirit -     MAY 28, WEDNESDAY – 9-1:00 PM 6:00 pm - Missions Monday, May 26        Henrietta’s Thrift Shop – Open.; 7:00 PM Saturday, May 30                  Church Office Closed for Memorial Day Adult Choir; . MAY 29,  THURSDAY –   6:30 7:30 pm - AA 8-9 pm AA Meeting   PM –  Mid-Week Worship Service;   7:00 PM 7:30 pm - Al-Anon


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Advent Christian Church 11 Washington Street Westfield, MA 01085 Phone: (413) 568-1020 Email: Pastor Merle Beal Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11:00 a.m. Praise and Worship Service Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Bible Study Friday: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Youth Group for grades 5-8 Baha’i Community of Westfield Sundays - 10 a.m. to 12 noon worship and study classes for children and adults at Daniel Jordan Baha’i School in March Memorial Chapel, Springfield College. Open to the public. The second and fourth Fridays of every month at 7 p.m. Westfield study and discussion meetings Call 568-3403. Central Baptist Church 115 Elm St., Westfield, MA 01085 Phone - (413) 568-0429 website: http://www.centralbaptist The Rev. 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 Weekly Calendar of Events: Sunday - Worship Service - 9:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages - 11 a.m. Monday - Men’s Group - Sons of Thunder - 7 p.m. Tuesday - Women’s Bible Study Wednesday - Beginners Bible Study - 7 p.m. Childcare is available. The Episcopal Church of the Atonement 36 Court St., Westfield, MA 01085 (413) 642-3835 Parking off Pleasant Street The Rev. Nancy Webb Stroud, Rector Sundays: Holy Eucharist at 8 am and 10 am Christian Formation for all ages following 10 am Wednesdays: Bible Study 9:30 am-10:30 am Holy Eucharist and Healing at Noon Congregation Ahavas Achim Interfaith Center at Westfield State University 577 Western Avenue, P.O. Box 334, Westfield, MA 01086 Rabbi Joyce Galaski Phone - (413) 562-2942 Friday Sabbath Services - 7:15 p.m. - 2 times/month and Holiday Services. Call for dates. An Oneg Shabbat follows the service and new members are always welcome. Monday Hebrew School - 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday School Adult Study Group. Faith Bible Church 370 Shoemaker Lane, Agawam, MA 01001 Phone - 413-786-1681 Pastor: Rick Donofrio Sunday School for all ages 9:30am Worship Services 10:30am Children’s Service 10:30am Fellowship/Refreshments-12:30am Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting and Bible Study 6:30 pm First Congregational Church of Westfield 18 Broad Street, Westfield, MA 01085 Phone - (413) 568-2833 Fax - (413) 568-2835 Website: Email Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9a.m.-2p.m. Rev. Elva Merry Pawle, Pastor Carrie Salzer, Church School Coordinator Allan Taylor, Minister of Music Worship Service : Sunday’s 10 AM Church School Sunday 10 AM Childcare Available - Handicap Accessible Fellowship Hour 11 AM First Spiritual Church 33-37 Bliss Street, Springfield, MA 01105 Rev. John Sullivan, Pastor Phone - (413) 238-4495 Sunday Service - 10:30 a.m., Sermon, Healing Service, Spirit Communication. First United Methodist Church (A Stephen’s Ministry Church) 16 Court Street Westfield MA 01085 413-568-5818 Rev. Valerie Roberts-Toler Email:FUMC01085@JUNO.COM Worship Service : Sunday’s 10 a.m. Sunday School: Sunday 10 a.m. Coffee Hour: every Sunday after the 10 a.m. Worship Service. Childcare Available-Handicap Accessible Grace Lutheran Church 1552 Westfield Street, West Springfield, MA 01089 Phone - 413-734-9268 Website The Rev. John Marquis, Pastor E-Mail -pastorwhite@ Margit Mikuski, Administrative Assistant Sunday service - 9:30 a.m. Tuesday – 9 a.m. - Bible Study Wednesday service - 6 p.m. Granville Federated Church American Baptist & United Church of Christ 16 Granby Road, Granville, MA 01034 Phone - (413) 357-8583 10 a.m. - Worship Service, Sunday School to run concurrently with Worship Service. Childcare available 11 a.m. - Coffee Hour Monday - 8 p.m. - AA Meeting Thursday - 7 p.m. - Adult Choir Practice First Saturday - 6 p.m. - Potluck Supper in Fellowship Hall Third Sunday - 8:30-9:30 a.m. - Breakfast Served in Fellowship Hall

Third Wednesday - 12 noon - Ladies Aid Potluck Luncheon & Meeting Fourth Sunday - 11:15 a.m. - Adult Study Program led by Rev. Patrick McMahon. Holy Family Parish 5 Main Street Russell, MA 01071 Rectory Phone: 413-862-4418 Office Phone: 413-667-3350 Rev. Ronald F. Sadlowski, Pastor Deacon David Baillargeon Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil 5 p.m. Sunday 8:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m. Daily Mass: 8 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday Communion Prayer Service: 8 a.m. Thursday Confession: Saturday 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. and Sunday 7:30 to 8 a.m. Handicapped accessible Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church 335 Elm St., Westfield, MA 01085 Rev. Rene Parent, M.S., Pastor Rev. Luke Krzanowski, M.S., Assistant Phone - (413) 568-1506 Weekend Masses - Saturday - 4 p.m. Sunday - 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. (Polish), and 10:30 a.m. Weekday Masses - Monday-Friday, 12:10 p.m. Also First Friday - 7 p.m. Holy Hour of Adoration Thursday, 6 pm. Sacrament of Reconciliation - Saturdays - 3 to 3:45 p.m. or by appointment Baptisms by appointment, please call the office. Hope Community Church 152 South Westfield Street Feeding Hills, MA. 01030 413.786.2445 Pastor Brad Peterson Sunday morning worship begins at 10 a.m. Contemporary worship, life oriented messages, from the Bible, nursery and children’s church available, classes for all ages. Weekly home groups and Bible studies, active youth group, special activities for families, men, women, and children. For more information, call the church office 413-786-2445, weekdays between 9 a.m. and noon. Please leave a message any other time. Valley Community Church and Agawam Church of The Bible merged May 2010 to become Hope Community Church Huntington Evangelical Church 22 Russell Road, Huntington, MA 01050 Rev. Charles Cinelli Phone - (413) 667-5774 Sundays - Adult Sunday School - 9 a.m., Sanctuary; Worship Service - 10:15 a.m.; Sanctuary; Children’s Church 10:15 a.m., (downstairs during second half service). Mondays - Ladies Bible Study - 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays - Women’s Guild, the 2nd Tuesday of every month in Chapel on the Green; Ladies Bible Study, (all but second Tuesday), 7 p.m., Chapel on the Green. Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 117 Southwick Road, Westfield, MA 01085 Phone (413) 568-1780 English: Wednesday & Thursday - 7-8:45 p.m.; Sunday 10-11:46 a.m. & 12:30-2:15 p.m. Russian: Thursday - 7-8:45 p.m.; Saturday 4-5:45 p.m. Montgomery Community Church Main Road-Montgomery, MA Pastor Howard R. Noe Phone - (413) 862-3284 Office Nondenominational Services every Sunday 9-10 a.m., with Coffee Fellowship following all services. Weekly Men and Women’s Bible Studies available. Mountain View Baptist Church 310 Apremont Way Holyoke, MA 01040 Pastor Chad E. Correia 413-532-0381 Email: Sunday Morning Worship - 8:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Study - 10 a.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study - 7 p.m. Thursday - Visitation & Soul Winning - 6:30 p.m. Saturday - Buss Calling & Soul Winning - 10 a.m. New Life Christian Center of the Westfield Assemblies of God 157 Dartmouth Street, Westfield, MA 01085 Rev. Wayne Hartsgrove, Pastor Phone - (413) 568-1588 Sunday - 9:30 a.m., Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study and activities for youth of all ages,Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Sunday Evening Service - 6 p.m. New Life Worship Center 118 Meadow Street Westfield, MA 01085 413-562-0344 Pastor Gene C. Pelkey Sundays - 10 a.m. - Worship and Sunday School. Wednesdays - 7 p.m. - Bible Study. Men’s and Ladies prayer groups (call for schedules) Changed Into His Image Class (call for schedules) Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish 127 Holyoke Road Westfield, MA 01085 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 489 Westfield, MA 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 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: Pioneer Valley Assembly of God Huntington, MA 01050 Rev. Toby Quirk Phone - (413) 667-3196 Sunday - 10 a.m. - Service of Worship Weekly Bible Study. Call for information. Pioneer Valley Baptist Church 265 Ponders Hollow Road, Westfield, MA 01085 (corner of Tannery and Shaker Road) Phone - (413) 562-3376 Pastor James Montoro Sunday School – 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Service – 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service – 7 p.m. We provide bus transportation for those in need of transportation. Just call us at 562-3376. Pioneer Valley Baptist Church 265 Ponders Hollow Road, Westfield, MA 01085 (corner of Tannery and Shaker Road) Phone - (413) 562-3376 Pastor James Montoro Sunday School – 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Service – 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service – 7 p.m. We provide bus transportation for those in need of transportation. Just call us at 562-3376. Psalms Springs Deliverance Ministries 141 Meadow Street, Westfield, MA 01085 Phone - (413) 568-1612 Pastor Sharon Ingram Sunday School - 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship - 11 a.m. Wednesdays - Childrens reading hour, 5 to 6 p.m. with Pastor, 4 to 10 years old. Wednesday Evening - 7 p.m. - Bible Study & Deliverance Service Friday - Y.E.S. - Youth Excellence Services, 13 years old and up. Russell Community Church Main Street, Russell 01071 Rev. Jimmy Metcalf, Pastor Sunday - 9 a.m. - Sunday School, all ages - Fellowship, parsonage; 10 a.m. - Family Worship; 6 p.m. - Youth Fellowship, parsonage. Tuesday - 7 p.m. - AA Meeting; Family Bible Class, parsonage. Wednesday - 9 a.m. - Women’s Prayer Fellowship, parsonage. Friday - 7:30 p.m. - AA Meeting. St. John’s Lutheran Church 60 Broad Street Westfield, MA 01085 Phone - (413) 568-1417 Pastor Christopher A. Hazzard Sunday - Adult Bible Study and Summer Sunday School (Preschool - High School) 8:45 A.M. Sunday Worship 10 A.M. Tune in to the taped broadcast of our Worship Service over WHYN (.560 on your AM radio dial) at 7:30 on Sunday morning. Living Hope Church Pastor Dan Valeri 267 College Highway Southwick, MA 01077 413-569-1882 Living Hope Church - Hope for everyday living! We are a church that proclaims a message of hope and healing for the hurts and problems of everyday life through the message of Jesus Christ... Service time: 10 AM Thursday Family Night 6:30pm Office hours - Mon through Thurs 9:30am-4pm Southwick Community Episcopal Church 660 College Highway Southwick, MA 01077 Phone: 569-9650 Rev. J. Taylor Albright, Pastor Saturday Evening Worship Service 5 p.m. Sundays 9:30 AM, Service that blend contemporary worship with traditional liturgy and a family-friendly atmosphere KidZone: Childcare and children’s ministry during the service Sign Language Interpreted Handicapped Accessible Women’s Group: Thursdays 9:30 to 11 a.m. Good coffee, fellowship and light-weight discussion of faith issues. Childcare provided. Southwick Congregational Church United Church of Christ 488 College Highway, P.O. Box 260, Southwick, MA 01077 Administrative Assistant: Barbara Koivisto Phone - (413) 569-6362 Sunday 10 AM Worship Service – Open Pantry Sunday Minister – Rev. Bart D. Cochran. Music – The Voice Choir Nursery Available 10:15 AM Church School 11 AM Coffee Hour 3:30 PM O.A. Meeting Tuesday 6:30 PM Bell Choir 7 PM Boy Scouts Wednesday 9-1 PM Henrietta’s Thrift Shop – open 6 PM Zumba 7 PM Adult Choir Rehearsal

Thursday 6:30 PM T.O.P.S. 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 - Fax - (413) 562-4403 Sunday Masses - 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Summer Schedule - 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School - 9 a.m., social center Catechism Classes: Monday evenings Daily and Holy Day Masses as announced For more information & links: St. Mary’s Church 30 Bartlett Street, Westfield, MA 01085 Phone - (413) 562-5477 Rev. Brian F. McGrath, pastor Rev. Robert Miskell, Parochial Vicar Deacon Pedro Rivera Deacon Roger Carrier Weekday Mass - Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. Holy Day Masses - 4 p.m. on the eve before, 8:30 a.m. & 6:15 p.m. (bilingual) Confessions Saturdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m. (lower church) Saturday Mass - 4 p.m. Sunday Mass - 7, 8:30 and 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. All Masses are in the upper church, the 11:30 a.m. is in Spanish Handicapped accessible, elevator located to the right of the main entrance. Adoration and Benediction - Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. St. Mary’s Elementary School (Pre-K-8) (413) 568-2388 St. Mary’s High School (9-12) - (413) 568-5692 Office of Religious Education - (413) 568-1127 St. Vincent de Paul outreach to the poor and needy - (413) 568-5619 St. Peter & St. Casimir Parish 22 State Street Westfield, MA 01085 Rev. William H. Wallis, Pastor Parish Office - 413-568-5421 Mass schedule Daily Mon.-Thurs. - 7:15 a.m. Saturday Mass - 4 p.m. Saturday Confessions - 3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Sunday Mass- 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Temple Beth El Worship Services Sunday - Thursday Evening, 7 p.m. Friday evening, 6 p.m. Saturday evening, 5 p.m. Monday-Friday morning, 7 a.m. Saturday morning, 9:30 a.m. Sunday and Holiday morning, 8 a.m. Ongoing Monday afternoons - Learning Center (Religious School), 3:15 p.m. Tuesday afternoons - B’Yachad (Hebrew High School) 6:30 p.m.; Parshat ha Shove study group, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoons - Learning Center (Religious School), 3:15 p.m.; Youth Chorale, 5:15 p.m. Thursday evenings - Boy Scout Troop #32 meets at 7:30 p.m. Friday mornings - “Exploring our Prayers” with Rabbi, 7 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Society of Greater Springfield 245 Porter Lake Drive, Springfield, MA 01106 Rev. Georganne Greene, Minister http://www.uuspringfield.orgPhone (413) 736-2324 Handicap accessible. Sunday - 9 AM First Hour Forum Sunday - 10:30 AM Worship Service, religious education and nursery for children Thursday - 7:30 PM Choir Rehearsal Monthly UNI Coffeehouse Concerts. Check uNicoffeehouse. org United Church of Christ Second Congregational Church 487 Western Avenue, P.O. Box 814, Westfield, MA 01086 E-mail: Office hours: Tuesday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Closed Monday. Rev. Kimberly Murphy, Pastor Phone - (413) 568-7557 Sunday - 10 a.m., Worship Service and Sunday School for preschool through high school. Sunday evening - Youth Program. Westfield Alliance Church 297 Russell Road, Westfield, MA 01085 Rev. Jordan Greeley, Pastor Phone - (413) 568-3572 Sunday - 9:30 a.m. - Bible Life a.m. for all ages, nursery care provided; 11 a.m. - Worship and the Word; 6 p.m - evening service. Word of Grace Church of Pioneer Valley 848 North Road, Route 202 Westfield, MA 01085 (413) 572-3054 Chet Marshall, Senior Pastor Sunday Morning Service: 10 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Westfield Evangelical Free Church 568 Southwick Road, Westfield, MA 01085 Rev. David K. Young, Pastor Phone - (413) 562-1504 Sunday – 10 a.m. - Morning Worship, childcare available; 8:45 a.m. - Sunday School. Wednesday - 7 p.m. - Bible Study. Friday - 6:30 p.m. Awana Children’s Program. West Springfield Church of Christ 61 Upper Church Street, West Springfield, MA 01089 Phone - (413) 736-1006 Sunday - 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Worship Service; 9:30 a.m. - Bible Study. Wednesday - 7 p.m., Bible Study. Wyben Union Church An Interdenominational Church 678 Montgomery Road, Westfield, MA 01085 Phone - (413) 568-6473 Rev. David L. Cooper, Pastor Sunday Worship and Sunday School at 10 a.m. Summer Worship at 9:30am Nursery Available Bible Studies in both Church and in Members’ homes.

Tuesday, May 27        1 pm Alyce Knight Interrment Wed., May 28             Noon Healing & Holy Eucharist 7-8:30 pm OA Meeting Thursday, May 29       4:30-5:30 pm WW Meeting   7:30-9 pm NA Meeting    Friday, May 30           4:45-5:45 pm Music Together (Infant - 5) Saturday, May 31       11:00- 12:30 AA Women’s Fellowship   12-8 pm NA Learning Day  Sunday, June 1            8 am Holy Eucharist 10 am Holy Eucharist, Cribbery 11:15 Christian Formation: Gifts of the Spirit 2-5 pm Debbie Reynolds Dance Recital  Upcoming Thursday, June 26 Strawberry Festival on front law First Congregational Church of Westfield 18 Broad Street Westfield MA 01085 Rev. Elva Merry Pawle, Pastor Carrie Salzer, Director of Children and Family Ministries Allan Taylor, Minister of Music Office Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9 –1 568-2833 Email:Office@ www.churchonthegreen. org Worship Service: Sundays 10 AM Fellowship Hour 11:00 AM Childcare Available Handicap Accessible   This Week at First Church  Sunday, May 25, 2014   9:00 AM Senior Choir Rehearsal 10:00 AM Worship Service  11:15AM-11:45AM Junior Choir Rehearsal Monday, May 26,  2014 Office Closed 7:00 PM  No Line Dancing Tuesday, May 27, 2014 4:00PM Community Table 6:30PM Property Committee Meeting 7:00PM Diaconate Meeting Wednesday May 28, 2014 1:00PM Bible Study 7:00PM-8:00PM Confirmation Class Friday, May 30, 2014   9:30AM Play Group

Ham and specialty beans dinner CHICOPEE - Grace Episcopal Church, 156 Springfield St., Chicopee invites you to our monthly dinner to be held Saturday, May 31 at 5:30 p.m. in the parish hall. The menu consists of ham, special made beans, cole slaw, bread, beverage and assorted desserts. Adults $12, ages 6-12 $6. RSVP by May 29 to Joan 413-627-0035, Sally 413592-0571 or Dave 413-5925621. Feel free to leave a message.

A.A. Meeting WESTFIELD - Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are from Monday to Friday at noon to 1 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church. The meetings are open and all are welcome.


Boston Cardinal to ordain 9 new priests BOSTON (AP) — Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley is scheduled to ordain nine new priests this weekend. The new priests will be ordained during a ceremony Saturday at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. O’Malley calls the ordination “an especially joyful day for the Church.” The CatholicTV Network will air the Ordination Mass live. The new priests are Jeffrey Archer of Hartford, Connecticut; Steven Clemence of Porto Alegre, Brazil; Peter DeFazio of Waltham; George Fitzsimmons of Belleville, Illinois; Kevin Hickey of Boston; Karlo Hocuscak of Shelton, Connecticut; Mark Storey of Montreal, Quebec; Lawrence Tocci of Lexington; and Jiwon Yoon of Taegu, Korea and Lexington.

Police Logs Continued from Page 5 out of sight and who then appeared to be disconcerted when they noticed his cruiser, the vehicle was stopped and the operator’s license was found to have been suspended before it expired in 1991, the operator was found to be in possession of a prescription medication without a prescription as well as heroin, the passenger was found to be in possession of heroin and marijuana, William James Taylor, 48, of 8 Longview Road, Enfield, Connecticut, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, possession of a Class A drug and possession of a Class E drug, Richard J. Arnold, 24, of 14 Arnold St., was arrested for possession of a Class A drug and for possession of marijuana; 3:49 p.m.: larceny, East Main Street, a caller reports three women dashed out of the store with about 15 designer purses and fled in a described vehicle, the responding officer reports a search of the area did not yield a suspect vehicle; 5:00 p.m.: burning complaint, Francis Street, a caller reports a burning complaint, the responding fire captain reports that the fire was unauthorized and was extinguished; 10:03 p.m.: officer wanted, Southwood Acres, 342 Southwick Road, a caller reports neighbors are smoking marijuana and the odor is getting into his apartment, the responding officer reports he spoke with the neighbors who admitted smoking recently but said that they had consumed all their marijuana, both persons were advised to stop their activities for the night. Thursday, May 22, 2014 9:33 a.m.: assist other agency, Monroe Street, a officer dispatched to serve a warrant issued by Westfield District Court reports the subject of the warrant did not answer her door, a call to the court revealed that the woman had appeared in court without compulsion; 10:42 a.m.: larceny, Elm Street, a caller from a donut shop reports a regular customer grabbed a box of individual coffee brewing cups and fled, the responding officer reports that the customer will be identified when she next comes to the store; 12:44 p.m.: larceny, Conner Avenue, a Springfield resident reports via the online reporting option that medication was stolen from her while she was visiting on Conner Avenue; 1:53 p.m.: disorderly conduct, Chestnut Street, officer working a road detail reports that three youths continued to attempt to play basketball in the roadway despite the objections of the officers, the officers report the boys were uncooperative and the basketball was confiscated for the duration of the detail, the officer reports no parents could be located; 1:57 p.m.: arrest, Francis Street, officer detailed to serve warrants issued earlier in the day found both subjects at the home of one of the men, Zachary A. Holder, 23, of 27 Francis Street and Ryan A. Pasquini-Pezzini, 22, of 183 Gun Club Road, were each arrested on outstanding warrants, see story in the Saturday edition of The Westfield News; 3:37 p.m.: breaking and entering, Franklin Street, a caller reports an apartment leased by a local social service agency had been broken into, the responding officer reports a maintenance worker said that the resident of the apartment has been away and for the last four days his apartment shows signs that someone had entered and spent time there, the caller said that each morning the damaged door was repaired and the next day it was found to have again been kicked in, forcibly entered; the caller said that the previous break ins had not been reported since nothing appeared to have been stolen but most recently a microwave oven and tools with a total value of about $300 had been stolen; 8:21 p.m.: identity fraud, West Silver Street, a resident reports via the online reporting option that he lost his wallet and a credit card was subsequently opened in his name without his knowledge and consent; 8:49 p.m.: larceny, Springdale Road, a caller reports a gun manufacturer’s internal audit revealed inventory is missing, the responding officer reports the caller said an inventory of products reveled irregularities and guns are not accounted for, the case was referred to the Detective Bureau; 10:11 p.m.: vandalism, Meadow Street, a resident came to the station to report the rear window of his vehicle was smashed, the responding officer reports the victim said that the vehicle had been parked at his residence when the window was broken.

Alleged Ambushed Continued from Page 1 the car and tires were flattened. Officers searching the area seized as evidence an eightfoot-long metal pipe believed to have been used in the assault but the male victim was not immediately found. As the man is a Southwick resident, officers from that department were asked to check the man’s home but they could not find him either and he was not found until after 3:30 a.m. when he made a phone call. The victim told police that, after being struck on his head with a pipe, he woke up in a wooded area a few houses away from the scene of the attack. He said that he believed he had been in the woods for hours. He, too, was transported to the hospital. Both victims were treated and subsequently released from the hospital after treatment of cuts and bruises which McCabe said were consistent with their accounts of the incident. Both suspects were positively identified by the victims. Warrants issued for both men were executed Thursday afternoon, police report, when both suspects were found at Holder’s home on Francis Street. When officers knocked on the front door at 27 Francis St., the suspects left the house by a side door but were taken into custody and arrested. Both were arraigned, before Judge Philip A. Contant in Westfield District Court on charges of assault and battery and malicious damage to a motor vehicle. In addition, both men were charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, Holder with two counts of the charge and PasquiniPezzini with one. Both were held without right to bail pending dangerousness hearings scheduled for May 28.


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Bat Mitzvah Court Logs Continued from Page 5 on pre-trial probation for one month time served awaiting trial to be served and Sabbath she was arraigned on a charge of violationafterof the directly and the balance suspended with proan abuse prevention order. bation for six months. In a second case also Service Roger P. Noffke, 52, of 243 Otis Stage brought by Westfield police, Mateo again WESTFIELD Congregation Ahavas Achim will celebrate the Bat Mitzvah of Faith Blondin at a Sabbath Service on Saturday, May 31 at 10 a.m. at the Interfaith Center at Westfield State University. Rabbi Joyce Galaski will lead the service.  New members are always welcome.  For more information, call Sandy at 562-2942 or write P.O.  Box 334, Westfield, MA 01086.

Strawberry Supper SOUTHWICK - The Southwick Congregational Church in 488 College Highway in Southwick is having their annual strawberry supper on Saturday, June 14 at 6 p.m. The menu is ham, potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, rolls with butter and strawberry shortcake with real whipped cream. The cost is $11for adults and $5 for children age 6-12. For reservations, please call the church office at 569-6362.  

Giant Tag and Rummage Sale, June 13 & 14 WESTFIELD - Holy Trinity Church in Westfield will be having a Giant Tag and Rummage Sale on Friday, June 13 from 9 am to 4 pm and Saturday, June 14th from 9 am to 2 pm at the Parish Hall, 331 Elm St. (located before the Great River bridges).  There will be items of all kinds available from A to Z for all ages.  Please use back entrance from the parking lot with handicapped accessible ramp.  Proceeds will support the parish.

Hebrew School Slots Open WESTFIELD Congregation AhavasAchim of Westfield has spaces open in its Hebrew School starting for the next school year in September for third through seventh grades. The Hebrew School meets weekly on Mondays from 5-7 p.m. at the Second Congregational Church next to Westfield State University. Support for the program is provided by the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Western Massachusetts, a division of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts, Inc. For more information call Andy at 569-1148.

Road, Blandford, was released on his personal recognizance pending an April 4 hearing after he was arraigned on charges of assault and battery and assault with a dangerous weapon brought by State Police. James W. Smith, 69, of 215 Forest Glen, West Springfield, was found to be responsible for a marked lanes violation in a bench trial before Judge Philip A. Contant and was assessed $100. He was found to be not responsible for charges of failure to stop or yield and failure to signal. Charges of negligent operation of a motor vehicle and failure to stop for police were not prosecuted. Effrain Flores Jr., 38, of 25 Kellogg St., saw a charge of assault and battery brought by Westfield police dismissed when the named victim did not appear in court. Thursday, May 22, 2014 Steven J. Griffin, 57, of 24 Day Ave., was placed on pretrial probation for six months after he was arraigned on a charge of assault and battery brought by Westfield police. Charges of assault and battery on a person sixty years of age or older and intimidating a witness were not prosecuted after the named victim was found to be uncooperative and denied recollection of the incident. In a separate case also brought by Westfield police stemming from the same incident, Griffin also saw a charge of indecent assault and batter on a person older than 14-years-old not prosecuted after the named victim said she had no memory of the alleged incident. Claudio Mateo, 26, of 27 Davenport St., Chicopee, pleaded guilty to a charge of larceny of property valued more than $250 brought by Westfield police and was sentenced to a six month term in the house of correction, with

pleaded guilty to a charge of larceny of property valued more than $250 and was sentenced to time served since Dec. 31. 2013. He was assessed $90. Sheen M. Benoit, 24, of 47 Taylor Ave., was ordered to refrain from abuse of the named victim after he pleaded guilty to a charge of assault and battery brought by Westfield police. In a second case also brought by Westfield police, Benoit was ordered to stay away from and have no contact with the named victim after he pleaded guilty to another charge of assault and battery. Sean P. Forshay, 31, of 474 Main Road, Granville, submitted to facts sufficient to warrant a guilty finding for a charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle brought by Granville police and the charge was continued without a finding with probation for six months. He was assessed $50. Three charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and a charge of intimidating a witness were not prosecuted after the named victim asserted her Fifth Amendment rights and refused to testify. William J. Taylor, 48, of 8 Longview Road, Enfield, Connecticut, was released on $2,000 personal surety pending an Aug. 13 hearing after he was arraigned on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, possession of a Class A drug and possession of a Class E drug brought by Westfield police. Richard J. Arnold, 24, of 14 Arnold St., was released on his personal recognizance pending an Aug. 13 hearing after he was arraigned on a charge of possession of a Class A drug brought by Westfield police.

Barnes Continued from Page 1 we got that job done,” Mitchell said. “How it started as a $20.77 million project, and we got it done for $16.7 million. Using some other synergies, using local contractors who won the bid to bring that in under budget.” Mitchell said that James communicated her budget constraints and the challenges she faces, and that the meeting was important in starting a dialogue on the future regarding the Bay State’s bases. “This is just the first of several future meetings to help communicate our piece across and to help her with her decision making,” said Mitchell. “Some were more broad speaking statewide, others were speaking to the base in their district, whether it be the Cape, Hanscom Air Force Base, etc,” he said. “They were very enthusiatic, which is a good thing – some communities don’t want the bases. They spoke of how the base that is in their district is interactive with their community. Westfield is a perfect example of that.”

“It’s private and public investment. The airport is owned by the city, but we have private investment in companies like Rectrix and GulfStream and others, and with the military aspect,” he said. “Other bases communicated that to the Secretary, as well, that, compared to traditional Air Force or National Guard bases that are owned by the Department of Defense, with these partnerships, it’s economical to keep these bases open and provide economic engines with the communities.” Mitchell said that Neal, the longtime Congressman for western Massachusetts, really sought to emphasize the collaborative nature of the bases and the Commonwealth through the recent bond bill. “He wanted to make sure that she (Sec. James) understood about the bond bill, and how the state is a partner, and that we want to keep these bases open and viable as a partnership between private, state and Department of Defense investment,” said Mitchell.

Prank on Furrowtown Road which did not appear to be associated with any of the nearby residences. Unable to reach the registered owner of the vehicle, Baillargeon remained in sight of the brown 2002 Toyota Camry until the lights of a passing vehicle illuminated a person emerging from the tree line. Baillargeon observed the car’s parking lights illuminate and he saw a person get into it. When the car started to

Continued from Page 1 leave, the officer revealed himself and stopped the vehicle. He reports that when he approached the car he immediately saw that the young man was soaking wet and his clothing was liberally decorated with grass, leaves and woodland debris. Baillargeon also observed a backpack, as wet and bedraggled as the occupant, which had not been in the car when he initially examined it He noted that, although the

undergrowth in the area had been soaked by earlier rains, no rain had fallen recently. The 17-year-old youth, a senior at the school, told Baillargeon that he had been visiting a friend but was unable to provide his friend’s name or address. Baillargeon inspected soles of the boots the young man was wearing and reports that they appear to match the footprints found in the cooking oil on the floor of the school. The juvenile boy, who will celebrate is 18th birthday in June and thus became an adult, was taken into custody. The car was towed to a police impound yard but a pre-tow inventory revealed that the backpack contained gloves, rope and a ski mask. The boy was arrested for being delinquent by reason of breaking and entering a building in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony and for vandalizing property. He is expected to be arraigned in Holyoke Juvenile Court.

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Westfield softball’s Victoria Camp is swarmed by her teammates after hitting a walk off single to win the game for the Bombers to improve to 19-0 earlier this week. The Bombers capped off a perfect regular season Friday. (Photo courtesy of Mike Minicucci)

Westfield’s 10 seniors - (front row) Annalise Eak, Sarah McNerney, Jules Sharon, Jessie Pratt; and (back row) Maddy Atkocaitis, Chiara Manfredi, Kaitlyn Puza, Taylor St. Jacques, Victoria Camp, and Lexi Minicucci - share a special moment on senior day. (Photo courtesy of Mike Minicucci)

20-0! Perfect! By Chris Putz Staff Writer AGAWAM – It might not have been the perfect game, but for the Westfield High School softball team it sure was a perfect season. Westfield pitcher Sarah McNerney delivered a complete game, and the Bombers received timely hitting in a 9-5 win over host Agawam to finish the regular season a stellar 20-0. Analise Eak (single, run, 2 RBIs), Jules Sharon (single, run, RBI), Jess Pratt (single, run, RBI), Maddy Atkocaitis (single, run, RBI), Victoria Camp (single, run, RBI), Kaitlyn Puza (1-for-2, two walks), Lexi Minicucci (sac-bunt, run scored), Rachel Swords (walk, run), and Karly Mastello (run) were all instrumental at the plate, helping to orchestrate the victory. “We finished the season. Now we just wait to see what happens Tuesday,” Westfield head softball coach Joe Stella said. SOFTBALL

Gators hit away Easthampton 22, Gateway 17 EASTHAMPTON – Jessie Walton, Jordan Cooper, Chelsea Edinger, Alyssa Moreau, and Gabby Dame each finished with multiple hit efforts for Gateway. Gators’ senior finished her final at-bat,

reaching on a two-strike bunt single. “The girls fought hard and stuck it out until the end,” Gateway coach Gary St. Peter said. “It was a nice way – without the win – to finish the season on a positive note.” BASEBALL

Bombers rally, eliminate EL Westfield 6, East Longmeadow 2 EAST LONGMEADOW – Jake Toomey delivered the go-ahead hit in the sixth to tie the game at 2-2, and knocked in the eventual game-winning run in the top of the eighth inning in the team’s extra inning victory. Toomey plated Chris Sullivan (3-4, 3 runs scored) both times. “We made the most of nothing in the eighth,” Westfield coach Rich Discenza said. “The kids caught fire.” Westfield eliminated East Longmeadow (9-11) from postseason contention, and finished its regular season with a record of 15-5. The Bombers now await seeding for the state’s new “Super Eight” tournament (announced Monday). The entire Western Mass field will be revealed Tuesday.

Westfield’s Chris Sullivan comes around to score. Sullivan reached on a double against East Longmeadow. (Photo by Chris Putz) Westfield baseball pitcher Brent Houle delivers off the mound in East Longmeadow. (Photo by Chris Putz)


12-0, and loving it! Westfield 3, Greenfield 2 WESTFIELD – Westfield’s Chris Unger (6-2, 6-0) and Jacob Barbieri (6-3, 6-2) won at first and second singles, respectively, and second doubles pair, Alec Best and Casey Mackenzie (6-1, 6-2) won to hand Greenfield (14-2) only its second loss of the season. More importantly, the Bombers remained unbeaten at 12-0. Westfield closes out its regular season Saturday morning against St. Mary. “We are hopeful to continue as we have been,” Westfield coach John Morizio said. In other results, the Southwick JV softball team routed Smith Academy, 27-3, Thursday.

Members of the Westfield High School baseball team look on at action on the field between the Bombers and host East Longmeadow Spartans Friday. (Photo by Chris Putz)

PVIAC:WHS storms championships By Chris Putz Staff Writer HOLYOKE – If nothing else, the Pioneer Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference track and field championships were electric. Thunderstorms rolled through the Holyoke area just a few short hours into the individual championship meet Friday at Holyoke High School’s Roberts Field Sports Complex, postponing all events until further notice. There was no word as to whether the championships would be continued at a later date. “We were doing really good when the rain hit,” Westfield girls’ track and field coach Linda Rowbotham said.

Prior to the postponement, Westfield senior Ali Morin had won the 2-mile, Keri Paton finished second in the javelin (a personal best of 118 feet) and was third in the shot put (with a throw of 33-feet-plus), and Jenna Rothermel had claimed third in the discus. Westfield boys’ track star, Ben Doiron knocked nine seconds off his best time ever in the two-mile to finish runner-up. Westfield girls’ track athletes, Emily Ann Andrews and Morgan Sanders qualified for the final heat of hurdles, but the event was never completed. Ann Andrews was second in long jump. All results are unofficial.

The Westfield Bombers’ boys’ track and field team made a run at a few first-place finishes Friday at the PVIAC championships in Westfield’s Keri Paton tosses the javelin Friday at the PVIAC championships in Holyoke. (Photo by Chris Putz) Holyoke. (Photo by Chris Putz)

Westfield’s Ali Morin participates in the 2-mile run during the Pioneer Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference championships Friday at Holyoke High School’s Roberts Field Sports Complex. (Photo by Chris Putz)

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Westfield’s Jenna Rothermel receives instruction from coach Mike Rowbotham during the discus portion of the PVIAC track and field championships Friday in Holyoke. (Photo by Chris Putz)

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QUARTERFINAL No. 4 WHS (10-6) vs. No. 5 Belchertown (13-6), 6:30 p.m. BOYS’ LACROSSE DIVISION 2 WEST SECTIONAL OPENING ROUND No. 4 WHS (14-3) vs. No. 13 Wachusett (11-9), 4 p.m.





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

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Friday, May 9 N.Y. Rangers 5, Pittsburgh 1 Minnesota 4, Chicago 2 Saturday, May 10 Boston 4, Montreal 2 Anaheim 2, Los Angeles 0 Sunday, May 11 N.Y. Rangers 3, Pittsburgh 1 Chicago 2, Minnesota 1 Monday, May 12 Montreal 4, Boston 0 Anaheim 4, Los Angeles 3 Tuesday, May 13 N.Y. Rangers 2, Pittsburgh 1, N.Y. Rangers wins series 4-3 Chicago 2, Minnesota 1, OT, Chicago wins series 4-2 Wednesday, May 14 Montreal 3, Boston 1, Montreal wins series 4-3 Los Angeles 2, Anaheim 1 Friday, May 16 Los Angeles 6, Anaheim 2, Los Angeles wins series 4-3

CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Saturday, May 17 N.Y. Rangers 7, Montreal 2 Sunday, May 18 Chicago 3, Los Angeles 1 Monday, May 19 NY Rangers 3, Montreal 1 Wednesday, May 21 Los Angeles 6, Chicago 2, series tied 1-1 Thursday, May 22 Montreal 3, NY Rangers 2, OT, N.Y. Rangers lead series 2-1 Saturday, May 24 Chicago at Los Angeles, 8 p.m.

Sunday, May 25 Montreal at NY Rangers, 8 p.m. Monday, May 26 Chicago at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 NY Rangers at Montreal, 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 28 Los Angeles at Chicago, 8 p.m. Thursday, May 29 x-Montreal at NY Rangers, 8 p.m. Friday, May 30 x-Chicago at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Saturday, May 31 x-NY Rangers at Montreal, 8 p.m. Sunday, June 1 x-Los Angeles at Chicago, 8 p.m.




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


SPEED FREAKS A couple questions we had to ask — ourselves


Kurt Busch with a grip on positive PR? Now THAT’S a workout. Is this just a publicity stunt for Kurt Busch?


Jamie broke out the champagne goggles.

In modern auto racing, more than any other big-league sporting activity, a competitor’s eventual success is almost solely tied to his ability to attract publicity, which brings sponsorship dollars, which bring horsepower. So, in that respect, EVERYTHING a driver does is, in some ways, a publicity stunt. But unlike your run-of-the-mill PR moves (visiting a school, delivering tickets to fans, etc.), at least this one has a big-time competition angle.

Any chance the All-Star win propels Jamie McMurray to further success?

GODSPEAK: Absolutely. There’s no place to go but up for “Big Mac.” KEN’S CALL: Not sure how much it helps to win an exhibition race, but I know this: It can’t hurt.

Tony Stewart is now on Twitter. Will it end well?

So you’re fine with it?

GODSPEAK: I thought his handlers banned him from social media? I bet his team hired a lawyer to approve outgoing tweets. KEN’S CALL: I’m sure he has some built-in firewalls between his stubby fingers and the outside world.


Many were happy to see Jamie win. By the way, Jamie was also happy.

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CUP POINTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. T12. T12. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43.

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Absolutely. In fact, it’d be great if the Charlotte/Indy schedules could be arranged in a way to invite more doubles in the future. It’d be great for both sanctioning bodies and, by the way, great for the fans everyone claims to adore. As for Kurt, anyone willing to strap into one of those open-air rockets and make a hard left at 220-plus mph, a split-second before reaching the wall, should have all of our respect. The willingness and ability to do that is one reason we should always temper any criticisms of Danica Patrick. Yes, at Charlotte. Not at the Brickyard. There’s really no way the greenest of IndyCar rookies could outrun all of the seasoned open-wheel guys for 200 laps at Indianapolis. A top-12 would be a great achievement.


Jamie McMurray won Saturday’s Sprint All-Star Race by not driving like Jamie McMurray. You see, McMurray is a good-guy race driver down to the bone and does not have an aggressive driving style. That changed Saturday at the start of the final 10lap shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway. McMurray’s No. 1 Chevrolet was lined up to the outside of Carl Edwards’ pole-sitting No. 99 Ford. Edwards got to the Cup Series through his aggressive driving, and most everybody thought he would battle Kevin Harvick for victory. But McMurray was up for this asphalt fight and went toe-to-toe with Edwards for two laps before busting loose on the field. The McMurray transformation happened when the green flag was waved to decide the race. It was like watching Dr. Bruce Banner turn into the Hulk. “Carl got a little jump on me on the restart, and I was able to hang on to his quarter panel,” McMurray said. “And I was like, ‘To heck with it, it’s for a million bucks. If we wreck, it’s not that big of a deal.’” How well-liked is McMurray in the garage area? His victory was universally cheered by competitors, who don’t generally praise any driver who beats them out of a $1 million jackpot. “I’m happy for Jamie,” Dale Earnhardt Jr. said after finishing fourth. “It’s a pretty cool deal for him.” Matt Kenseth finished third in his No. 20 Toyota and chimed in on the McMurray parade.

“Really happy for Jamie,” he said. “If we can’t win, it’s always nice to see good guys win.” Even Edwards, who lost that $1 million drag race, had kind words for his former Roush Fenway Racing teammate. “Jamie just did a perfect job,” Edwards said. “My hat is off to him. He did a great job. He earned it.”


ALL THE WISE(R) Danica Patrick was supposed to be a lock, but Josh Wise pulled the election upset of the year by getting into the All-Star race by fan voting. “I’m still trying to wrap my head around it,” he said. “This is huge for me and our team. Really it started with a 16-year-old kid posting something on about some good runs that we had had, and for whatever reason this huge, awesome community just got behind us.”

DOUBLE DUTY Kurt Busch had double duty last weekend, competing in the All-Star race and qualifying a car for the Indianapolis 500. He’ll be spending the week shuttling back and forth from Charlotte to Indy. “The open cockpit is a whole different experience,” Busch said. “The biggest surprise has just been the warm welcome in the open-wheel paddock.” Busch said he expects that honeymoon will be over after Sunday’s Indy 500.

GODWIN’S CHARLOTTE PICKS Godwin Kelly is the Daytona Beach News-Journal’s motorsports editor and has covered NASCAR for 30 years. Reach him at godwin.

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Winner: Matt Kenseth Rest of the top five: Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon Dark horse: Brian Vickers

Disappointment: Jamie McMurray First one out: AJ Allmendinger Don’t be surprised if: The winner complains the car is no good in the daylight portion of the race.



Kyle Busch vs. Kurt Busch: Kyle’s No. 18 Toyota came up fast on Kurt’s No. 41 Chevy at Charlotte. Kyle tried to clear Kurt, but got hit by Clint Bowyer. Godwin Kelly gives his take: “This wasn’t nearly as bad as the year they crashed each other out of the All-Star race.”

WHAT’S ON TAP? SPRINT CUP: Coca-Cola 600 SITE: Charlotte Motor Speedway SCHEDULE: Thursday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 2:30 p.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 7:10 p.m.). Saturday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.). Sunday, race (Fox, coverage starts at 5:30 p.m., green flag at 6:16 p.m.). NATIONWIDE: History 300 SITE: Charlotte Motor Speedway SCHEDULE: Saturday, race (ABC, 2:30 p.m.)


KEVIN HARVICK Man to beat this weekend

JOEY LOGANO Turns 24 Saturday

JUNIOR EARNHARDT Won’t bring “dump truck” to 600

CARL EDWARDS Nothing free about freeagency

MATT KENSETH May be the guy to beat Harvick

KYLE BUSCH Not mom’s favorite this week

JIMMIE JOHNSON From (El Cajon, Calif.) as is Greg Louganis

KURT BUSCH Might meet Jim Nabors this week

JOSH WISE What? Did someone hack our system?


Clint Bowyer addresses black clouds and silver linings Clint Bowyer added a win (of sorts) to his career total Saturday night by capturing the Sprint Showdown, a qualifying race for the Sprint All-Star Race. Bowyer and second-place AJ Allmendinger gained entry to the All-Star field for their showing in the 40-lap showdown. A win is a win, and for Bowyer it was the silver lining in a season full of black clouds. He talked about it with the media. You said that you made some changes to your approach and how you did some things on the mile-and-a-half tracks, and it certainly paid off for you. “For us, you know, our car, it’s just been a crummy year. It’s

been one of those years — it’s been so confusing. “We’ve been really fast in practice, and for whatever reason not able to back it up in the race. Last weekend (at Kansas) was just crazy frustrating again for us, and I was at the shop a lot this week, had a lot of meetings and just kind of a different thought process to change our approach for the race weekend. “Finally … we had a good strong practice session, and then the car backed up what we felt in practice, and it was good, kept turning all race long.” As a guy who has won eight times in the series and was a runner-up in points a couple years ago, to not make an All-Star

Race, how big of a blow would that have been to you? “I wasn’t very thrilled about being in this race, but nonetheless, like you said, that’s what we deserved. “We haven’t run well, haven’t run where we’re capable of running, and it’s been frustrating. But like I said, it’s a humbling sport. It always has been. I’m a big boy.” “If this is where we are, we’ve got to go out there and race hard … and become an all-star.” Footnote: Bowyer went on to finish seventh in Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star Race.

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Annie’s Mailbox By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar

What is your take on this? Dear Annie: For the past 30 years, my wife and I have enjoyed a friendship with another couple who are childless. They had no family nearby, so they were fixtures at our table for all of the major holidays. We genuinely liked their company. We vacationed together on several occasions, and we came to treat them like family. We hadn’t heard from them in a while, so I decided to phone. Imagine my shock when they casually mentioned that they had left Seattle and moved to Florida without a word of goodbye. Their coolness on the phone made it clear that they no longer have any interest in being in our lives. I am deeply hurt by their behavior and am at a loss to understand what on Earth we could have done to deserve this callous treatment. I will not attempt to rekindle this relationship, but I still find it distressing and unfathomable. What is your take on this? -- Upset in Seattle Dear Seattle: We agree that this behavior is both surprising and unkind, but consider yourself well rid of a couple who obviously did not value the friendship as much as you did. Moving away without informing you means you are not very high up on the list of people they care about. Sorry. Dear Annie: I hope this may be of some help to senior citizens. My brother’s wife died last year, and he has been lost ever since. He started calling me to ask what the date is. I came up with the idea of giving him an extra cellphone and charger that I didn’t need. I showed him how to plug it in to charge every Sunday night. Now when he can’t remember the date, all he has to do is open the phone. It also helps in case of emergency, because the phone allows him to call 911. He can’t make any other calls on it, but he feels much more secure, and the phone does not need to be activated. -- Cadyville Dear Cadyville: Some readers may ask how this is different from a calendar and a landline, but we think it’s a great idea because your brother can take the phone with him wherever he goes. (When calling 911 from a deactivated phone, however, the operator will not be able to determine your location without your giving it.) Dear Annie: I would like to commend “Newbury Park, Calif.,” on his success in turning his life around by taking responsibility for his health and making the necessary changes for his weight loss. Having been an operating room nurse since 1979, I have seen the results of our obesity epidemic. The health problems caused by obesity and smoking are debilitating to the person and extremely sad to see. Kidney disease, vascular insufficiency and cardiac disease are serious health problems that lead to myriad treatments with varying degrees of success. The best thing a person can do for themselves is exactly what Newbury Park and his wife did, which is take responsibility for their own health. I can only imagine how difficult it was for them to lose so much weight and change their eating and exercise habits, but the results speak for themselves. If more people were willing to take charge of their own health and help reverse the large amount of money spent dealing with these preventable diseases, we might help bridge the regrettable divide in our country caused in part by the issue of health care. -- RN, CNOR, CRNFA Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

HINTS FROM HELOISE TRAVEL HINT Dear Heloise: Here’s my travel hint to research a destination while planning your trip. Preplanning a general outline of what you want to do is very helpful. But leave room in your schedule to try things you come across while out. Ask around, too. Locals often know the best offthe-beaten-path places to visit. -Kathy in Florida PARKING PROBLEMS Dear Readers: Here are a couple of reader responses to the hint about leaving your windshield wipers up to help you find your car in a parking lot: * Dona L. wrote: “I try to park facing away from the store. Cuts the rows to search in half.” * Sarena B. wrote: “Here is what I do: I park next to a cartreturn area. There are a limited number of them to search if you really lose your car, and returning the cart is simple.” Thanks for the great ideas! Keep those letters coming! -Heloise




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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, May 24, 2014: This year you have a way about you that attracts people. You share many ideas, and you have a great sense of humor that others enjoy. If you are single, stop and look around more often. You might see someone you would like to be more involved with. By your next birthday, you likely won’t be flying solo. If you are attached, the two of you chat and laugh a lot together. You become quite the item, as you often are found together enjoying life. You might enjoy having company, but you don’t need anyone else’s presence to have a good time. ARIES is a great, trustworthy friend. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult


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ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHHH Passions will run high, and many people could become quite controlling as a result. Plans are likely to change, and it might involve throwing a fun party at your home. As soon as you have more free time, opt to be more spontaneous. Tonight: Only what makes you happy. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH You might not feel up to snuff, or perhaps you just want to stay close to home. You’ll share much more of what is going on with a close loved one. At the same time, you’ll attempt to help this person move out of his or her funk. Tonight: Do whatever feels good. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH Touch base with friends, but know that you will be inviting an element of disruption into your life. For example, you never seem to know what to expect with one key friend. Finish up a home project before you decide to hook up with others. Tonight: Where the action is. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHH Avoid a controlling friend if you want to free up some extra time. A call could come in that encourages you to get more tied into a project. Make it OK to say “no” if you need or want to. You are the only one who can take proper care of yourself. Tonight: A must appearance. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH You might want to rethink a decision that heads in your direction. You seem to be encountering more than your share of angry people, and you could join the ranks just by dealing with them! Your instincts will take off as pressure starts to build. Tonight: Opt for different. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Be careful with your finances. You might be a big spender, and a friend could have strong feelings about how you handle your money. Avoid an angry discussion. Realize that you have other assets, like your precision and efficiency. Tonight: Let someone else treat. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHH It appears as if you could be angered easily. Take some time for yourself. Try to root out what is happening. A discussion with a caring friend might be helpful. Have a conversation with those who understand you. Tonight: Only accept an invitation if you really want to participate. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHH Not everything you do has to be work. You can take a break and pop over to a friend’s house for a Memorial Day get-together. You need a break, and you will enjoy taking one. Make it OK not to leave the party early. Tonight: Get into the fireworks. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH A friend could be unduly pushy or angry. You might wonder what needs to happen in order to have this person relax. You could discover that he or she is quite upset, but probably not with you. A talk likely would help. Tonight: Add some spice to the moment. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH Honor what is happening with a loved one. As involved as you are in this person’s life, make a point of dropping by to say “hi.” Visiting with others energizes you and helps remind you of why you are in the present situation. Tonight: Head home, but only when you are ready! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Keep asking important questions, and realize that others might not be able to access the answers easily. Give your friends some space to figure



out what to do. Make calls, and invite others over for a fun gettogether this Memorial Day weekend. Tonight: Go with the moment. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH You might want to be a little less frivolous with your spending. You have a tendency to overindulge. Resist that inclination, or else you might not like the results. Let others pick up some of the costs involved with a friendly get-together. Tonight: Go with a loved one’s choices.

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Flea market knock-off bust totals $30 million LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security says a recent flea market raid in Lawrence brought in more than $30 million worth of knock-off purses,

clothing and pirated DVDs and CDs. Authorities said Thursday about three tractor trailers worth of items were seized on May 10 after an

extensive federal investigation. Interim Lawrence Police Chief James Fitzpatrick says it was the largest counterfeit bust in Massachusetts’ history. Fitzpatrick

says local businesses tipped off the police. Phony items labeled as brands including Michael Kors, Nike, Louis Vuitton and Ugg Australia were

found at the two flea markets. Forty-two individual vendors were arrested on state charges. They have all pleaded not guilty and are due back in court in July.


Music Festival Opens HUNTINGTON - The North Hall Arts Festival opens on Saturday, May 24 at 7 p.m. with its annual Opera Showcase presenting an ensemble of singers with piano accompanist who have performed internationally. A second performance, a matinée at 2 p.m., will take place on Sunday, May 25. Both will be held at the North Hall. The event will include free music jams, art exhibits, and meet-the-artist receptions.

Whole Body Nourish WESTFIELD - From May 25 to May 28, the Genesis Spiritual Life Conference Center will host a program that teaches healthy movement and rest as fundamental elements for optimal wellness. We will begin with supper at 6 p.m. on Sunday and concludes with lunch at noon on Wednesday. Resident with private room, $305; Semi-private room, $275, Commuter, $195. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please call (413) 562-3627

Historical and Firehouse Museum AGAWAM - The Agawam Historical and Firehouse Museum will be open on Monday, May 26 from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. The museum is featuring a new exhibit, “Riverside Park - A Century as the Playground of the Connecticut Valley”. Visit us after the parade! We are at 35 Elm Street, Agawam. For more information, go to

Build-a-Bug Workshop SOUTHWICK - Southwick Public Library will host a Build-a-Bug Workshop for kids in grades 2-6 on Thursday, May 29 at 3:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Kids will work in teams to build a mechanical bug with the guidance of experts from Empow Learning. This hands-on program is funded by a grant from Shurtleff Children’s Services, Inc. Due to limited space you must register ahead of time with a visit to the Children’s Room or call us at (413) 569-1221x4.

Sports Banquet Tickets HUNTINGTON - Tickets for the Gateway Regional Sports Banquet are now available. The event will be held on Thursday, May 29 at 6 p.m. at Tekoa Country Club. Tickets are $25 for adults, and $10 for athletes, coaches and children under 12. They are available through Mrs. Donna Morrissey in the Jr./Sr. High School office; sixth grade teacher Mrs. Laura Fisk; or by contacting Kath Mackechnie (862-4710 or The event honors the Gateway athletes, teams and coaches from the 2013-2014 school year.

Kindergarten Screenings HUNTINGTON - Gateway elementary schools will hold kindergarten screenings for any child who will be age 5 on or before September 1. Children from the towns of Blandford, Chester and Middlefield will be screened at Chester Elementary School on May 30. Screenings for children from the towns of Huntington, Montgomery, Russell and Worthington will take place at Littleville Elementary School on Monday, June 2. Screenings will be held by appointment. Gateway teachers and staff will evaluate the children on speech and language, learning style, and recognition of letters, names and sounds.

you be a part of the challenge? For more information and to sign your school up; please call HUNTINGTON - The Shipman Memorial Susan Canning (413) 237-5039 or email Concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May The deadline 30 in the Gateway Performing Arts Center. The for sign-ups is May 30. concert will feature many new and returning performers, including current and former staff, Outdoor Adventure Camp students and alumni. HUNTINGTON - Outdoor Adventure and Exploration Summer Camps will be offered Tending Your Inner Garden this summer for Gateway students who are WESTFIELD - What does your inner garden currently in grades 4 through 8. Students curlook like? Is it ready for harvesting? Does it rently in grades 4 and 5 are invited to the need weeding? The literal and symbolic gar- Middle School camp, which will be held from den is a relatable and reliable road map reveal- 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through ing inner sustainability for mind, body and Thursdays from July 8 to July 31. Gateway spirit. This workshop will begin on May 30 students who are currently in grades 6 through and continued through June 4 at the Genesis 8 are also able to attend a Jr. High program, Spiritual Life and Conference Center. We will which will run Mondays through Wednesdays begin with supper at 6:00 p.m. on Friday eve- from July 7 to July 30. Due to grant funding, ning and conclude with lunch at noon on the camp fee of $150 does not apply to stuWednesday. Pre-registration is required. For dents on Individual Education Plans or stumore information or to register, please call dents who qualify for free and reduced lunch. (413) 562-3627. For all others, the full payment is due the first day of camp. Camp registration forms are available in the Middle School and JRHS Red Sox Trip offices. AGAWAM - The Second Annual EvvGirl Red Sox Bus Trip vs. Tampa Bay is on GatorRoo Music Festival Saturday, May 31. The bus leaves Agawam High School at 3:30 p.m. and game starts at HUNTINGTON - Crafters are sought to sell 7:15 p.m. The cost is $100 per ticket. Please their wares during the 5th Annual GatorRoo contact Todd Bard at (413) 883-2031 for more Music Festival on Booster Field at the information. Proceeds go to the purchase of Gateway school complex. The children’s webcams for Baystate Children’s NICU. music festival will be held on Saturday, June

Memorial Concert

Book Swap WESTFIELD - The Westfield Education Association will hold it’s 34th Annual Book Swap on May 31 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the South Middle School. Bring your “gently used” books to your school’s office between May 19 and May 23 or drop them off at South Middle School on May 30 any time between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. You will receive a voucher redeemable for the same number of books at the swap. You do not have to attend the exchange to contribute books. For more information, call 572-6345 or email

Cat Adoptions WESTFIELD - The Westfield Homeless Cat Project, a no kill rescue organization, has many beautiful cats and kittens ready for adoption. May adoption clinics are Thursdays 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adoptions are held at 1124 East Mountain Road. Email for more info.

‘Climb Your Own Mountain’ SOUTHWICK - Nancy Sporborg, the author of It’s Not About the Hike and Pat Piper have reached the summit of over 200 mountains, and they will share how this experience has brought them to the realization that we all have our own mountains to climb during their hourlong program Tuesday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Southwick Public Library. There will be time for questions, and participants may purchase their book and get it signed. All are welcome to this free and open to the public program.

7 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This event will feature the district’s children, as they perform outdoors for their parents and the Gateway community. Booths may be rented for $25; proceeds will benefit the elementary music programs at Chester and Littleville Elementary Schools. Applications for booth fees must be in by June 4 and are available at elementary school offices and may be downloaded from Breaking News, Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter. Checks may be made payable to the Littleville PTO. Set up will begin at 4 p.m. Please call 667-3987 or email tmlstreas@aol. com if you have questions.

Music Festival HUNTINGTON - The 5th Annual GatorRoo Music Festival is an event that brings the entire community together to celebrate our youngest performers! Students from Chester and Littleville Elementary Schools will perform several numbers, along with a musical, “JOUST!” The festival will be held on Saturday, June 7 at 5 p.m. on Booster Field.

Trip to Show SOUTHWICK - The Senior Center will be taking a trip to Cheney Hall in Manchester, CT for the show “The Mythical Town of Almost Maine” on June 8. We will leave the center at 12:45 p.m. The cost is $19 per person. The show starts at 2 p.m. Stop by the center or call 569-5498 to sign up.

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GOOD QualifiedMEN'S candidatesGOLF should CLUBS have a and bag, of$80. Microwave minimum 5 years experience, beoven, fasmall, $25. Sewing mamiliar like with new, first piece layout, in procchine and table, like new, $65. 2 ess and final inspection of aircraft bright yellow director's chairs, quality parts.Country curtains, two new, $60. window beige lace curtains. Custom couch, rust, like new, PROGRAMMER $150. CNC 2 TV's, $75. & $35. good Qualified candidates should have a condition. Call (413)568-8481. minimum of 5 years experience in manufacturing processes, the ability to lay out complex Prototype/Aircraft components, and CAD experience with models/wire frames using Master Cam software.

INFORMATION REGARDING 0260 Computers WESTFIELD NEWS REPLY BOX NUMBERS BUSINESS OWNERS - Bring moreWestfield peopleNews in on your slow Publishing, Inc. days generate more of revenwill and not disclose the identity any ue classified with mobile marketing. Call advertiser using a reply Todd, (413)282-8740. Kicksa. box number. comReaders answering blind box ads who desire to protect their identity may use the following procedures: Firewood 0265 1). Enclose your reply in an envelope addressed to the proper number you areLOG answering. A box SEASONED TRUCK 2). of Enclose this reply (at number, to- 7 LOAD hardwood, least gether with a memo listing cords when you process)the for companies you (depends DO NOT wish to only $700 plus on desee distance). your letter, inCall a separate en-at livery CHRIS (413)454-5782. velope and address it to the Classified Department at The Westfield News Group, 64 School Street,Firewood Westfield, MA 01085. 0265 Your letter will be destroyed if the advertiser is one you have listed. SEASONED If not, it will FIREWOOD be forwarded in100% the hardwood. usual manner.Stacking available. Cut, split, delivered. (128cu.ft.) Volume discounts. Call for pricMedical/Dental i n g . H o l l i s t e r ' sHelp F i r e w185 ood (860)653-4950. DENTAL ASSISTANT, certified for busy oral surgeon’s practice. Fax reSsume I L Oto:D(413)788-0103. RIED FIREWOOD. (128cu.ft.) guaranteed. For p r i cHOMCARE e s c a l l KPOSTIONS eith Larson (413)537-4146.


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PAYING CASH FOR COINS, AFFORDABLE FIREWOOD. Seasstamps, medals, tokens, paper oned and green. Cut, split, delivered. money, diamonds and jewelry, Any length. Now ready immediate gold and silver scrap.forBroadway delivery. Senior and discount. Coin & Stamp, 144bulk Broadway, Chicopee Falls, MA. (413)594Call (413)848-2059, (413)530-4820. 9550.

SEASONED FIREWOOD 100% hardwood. Stacking available. Cut, split, delivered. (128cu.ft.) Volume disSales 0315 Tag counts. Call for pricing. Hollister’s Firewood (860)653-4950. NAME YOUR OWN PRICE GARAGE SALE! WESTFIELD 12 NORTHWEST ROAD. SatSEASONED FIREWOOD. Any length. urday, May 25th. 2-5. Antique piReasonably priced. Call Residential ano, potters kick-wheel, drafting Tree Service, table, misc. (413)530-7959.


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0315 Tag Sales SOUTHWICK 36 DAVIS ROAD. May 23&24. 10-4. MOVING SALE. Refrigerator, stove, portable dishwasher, garden tools.

0340 Apartment WESTFIELD LARGE 1 bedroom apartment, first floor, off street parking. $690/month plus utilities. First, last, security. Available now. (413)568-5146.

WESTFIELD 119 EASTWOOD DRIVE. Saturday, May 24. 8-3. Baby clothes, toys, furniture, misc. Something for everyone. WESTFIELD UPDATED 1 bedroom, 2nd floor with private deck and off street parking. $600/month. No pets. Non W E S T F I E L D 3 B U T L E R smoking. First and last. Call STREET. May 23,24,25. 8-?. (413)568-0929. Cleaning out sale. Misc. household items, tools, much more.

0355 House Rental SINGLE FAMILY 3 bedroom Cape style home for rent. Hardwood in bedrooms. Located in quiet/private neighborhood a mile from Stanley Park, Westfield. $1,150/month. No pets. Dianna (413)530-7136.

SECURE INSIDE STORAGE for snowmobiles, trailers, plow trucks, boats and campers. Available through October . Rates between $50.-$75. Call (413)562-2321 for details.

0340 Apartment ENFIELD, CT. 6 room, newly redecorated apartment. $1,200/month plus utilities. Available immediately. Call (860)763-1918.

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

140 Union Street, #4 Westfield, MA For more information call (413)568-1444 PLEASANT STREET, Westfield. 4 room, 1 bedroom apartment. Stove, refrigerator, storage. $725/month plus utilities. (413)562-2295.

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

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

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0370 Office Space WESTFIELD 82 BROAD STREET. 850sq.ft. 4 room office suite available. Utilities included. Call (413)562-2295.

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0430 Condos For Sale STONEY HILL CONDO, Westfield. Garage, full basement, deck, lovely private grounds, pool, golf. Call (413)301-2314 or (413)977-9658.

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

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


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

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

WAGNER RUG & FLOORING, LLC. 95 MAINLINE DRIVE, WESTFIELD. Gutter Cleaning (413)568-0520. One stop shopping for RAIN GUTTERS CLEANED, REall your floors. Over 40 years in busi- PAIRED. Antennas removed, chimness. neys repaired and chimney caps installed. Roof leaks repaired, vent Chimney Sweeps areas sealed. Sr. citizen discount. InHENTNICK CHIMNEY SWEEPS. sured. Free estimates. H.I. Johnson Chimney repairs and rebuilds. Stain- Services. (413)596-8859 before 9p.m. less steel caps and liner systems. Inspections, masonry work and gutter Hauling cleaning. Free estimates. Insured. Quality work from a business you can #1 PHIL'S DUMP RUNS/DEMOLITION. trust. (413)848-0100, 1-800-793-3706. Removal of any items in cellars, attics, etc... Also brush removal and small demDrywall olition (sheds, decks, fences, one car T-BEST DRYWALL. Complete profes- garages). Fully insured. Free estimates. Phil (413)525-2892, (413)265sional drywall at amateur prices. Our 6380. ceilings are tops! Call Mike 413-8218971. Free estimates. A DUMP TRUCK. Attic, cellars, yard, scrap metal removal. Seasoned FireElectrician wood. (413)569-1611, (413)374-5377. ALEKSANDR DUDUKAL ELECTRICAL. Residential, Commercial, In- A.R.A. JUNK REMOVAL SERVICE. dustrial. Licensed and insured. Lic. Furniture, trash, appliances. Full house #11902. Service and emergency cleanouts, basements, attics, yards. calls. Call (413)519-8875. alex- Furnace and hot water heater removal. 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE. Free estimate on phone. Senior disPOEHLMAN ELECTRIC. All types of count. Call Pete (413)433-0356. wiring. Free estimates, insured. SPE- CIALIZING IN PORTABLE AND WHOLE HOUSE KOHLER GENERAHome Improvement TORS, SERVICE UPGRADES, SMALL JOBS, POOLS. Gutter deicing cables installed. I answer all ADVANCED REMODELING & CONcalls! Prompt service, best prices. STRUCTION. 25 years experience. Licensed and Insured. Free estimates. Lic. #A-16886. (413)562-5816. Call Don (413)262-8283. When QualJIM FERRIS ELECTRIC. Senior dis- ity, Integrity, and Value count. count. No job too small! Insured, free estimates. 40 years experience. BRUNO ANTICO BUILDING RELic. #16303. Call (413)330-3682. MASTER ELECTRICIAN 40 years experience. Insured, reasonable prices. No job too small. Call Tom Daly, (413)543-3100. Lic# A7625.

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

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

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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 !!

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

At SANTA FE PAINTING CO. We're your color specialists! Brighten up your home for Spring! Get all your interior painting needs done now. We paint and stain log homes. Call (413)230-8141. A NEW LOOK FOR 2014. Let Home Decor help. Interior painting and wallpapering, specializing in faux finishes. Servicing the area over 12 years. Call Kendra now for a free estimate and decorating advice. (413)564-0223, (413)626-8880.

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

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

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

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KELSO FAMILY PAINTING. Filling J.D. BERRY CONTRACTING. summer schedule for exterior painting, FILLEY & SON Over 28 years of serving Garages, additions, windows, doors, interior painting anytime. Call Kyle greater Westfield area and beyond. STUMP GRINDING / BOBCAT SERVdecks, vinyl siding and more. (413)667-3395. #CS077728. Call Jim, (413)569-6920, (413) 530-5430

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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