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Dobelle’s lawsuit advances SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A federal magistrate judge has allowed a lawsuit filed by former Westfield State University president Evan Dobelle against several people to move forward. In a decision filed yesterday in U.S. District Court, the judge allowed the suit against three school trustees and the state’s Higher Education commissioner to move forward, but released a law firm and a group of auditors from the lawsuit. Dobelle resigned in November after a public firestorm over questionable travel and use of university credit cards. Dobelle argued that the spending was to promote the university. After Dobelle resigned, he sued some trustees and commissioner, accusing them of conspiring to ensure his ouster in various ways, including holding secret meetings; conducting unnecessary investigations and railroading Dobelle through press leaks.

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Local man goes away By Carl E. Hartdegen Staff Writer WESTFIELD – A city man who pleaded guilty to the armed robbery of the Rite Aid drug store on East Silver Street has been sentenced to a 3-5 year term in state prison. Craig Knowlton, 27, formerly of 3 Shepard St., was arrested minutes after a July 6, 2013 robbery at the drug store where he had allegedly borrowed a pen so he could write his robbery note. Because the man was CRAIG wearing gloves on a hot KNOWLTON summer day, the clerk had called a colleague to assist her moments before the suspect handed her a note demanding $200 and claiming to have a gun. The man left after the clerk gave him ten $20 bills but the clerk’s colleague, after learning of the robbery, walked out of the store and watched the man remove his shirt as he walked toward St. Dennis Street. The clerk, meanwhile, had called police and the arriving officers took up positions to cover both St. Dennis Street and nearby railroad berm. They soon took custody of Knowlton. Although he was not dressed as the suspect had been he was found to be in possession of ten $20 bills. A subsequent search of the area, with assistance from a State Police K-9 team, revealed clothing that matched the description of what the robber had been wearing. Knowlton, a young man well known to many police officers who have dealt with him in a wide variety of situations for several years, was arrested for armed robbery District court records show that Knowlton has been arrested numerous times for charges which include shoplifting, receiving stolen property, possession of a Class D drug (marijuana), assault, disorderly conduct and trespass but armed robbery was a departure from the type of crime he had been known for, a fact Knowlton tried to play on when he denied involvement in the crime prior to his actual arrest. Det. Sgt. Steven K. Dickinson said at the time that Knowlton had “graduated” and predicted that he had also “graduated” to state prison, a rather different experience than the county jail Knowlton already had experience with. After arraignment in Westfield District Court, the charges there were dismissed after he was indicted and arraigned in Hampden Superior Court, where much stiffer sentences are possible. Prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Amy D. Wilson, Knowlton appeared before Judge Richard J. Carey where he pleaded guilty to a charge of armed robbery with a handgun. Dickinson was not in court for the trial March 25 but said that Wilson later told him that she had thought that she and Knowlton’s lawyer were going to jointly recommend a sentence of three-and-a- half years to threeand-a-half years plus one day but did not because there is no mandatory minimum sentence for the charge. In the end, the defense recommended a 2-3 year sentence and Wilson said the prosecution countered with a recommendation for a 4-6 year sentence. Carey imposed a 3-5 year sentence and ordered that Knowlton be credited for the 261 days he had been incarcerated before sentencing.

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An estimated 200 workers at the former National Envelope Company in Westfield were notified that their facility located 70 Turnpike Industrial Road will close sometime within the next two-months. The new owners, Cenveo Envelope Group bought the company in September 2013. (File photo by Frederick Gore)

Plant to close, 200 jobs lost By Carl E. Hartdegen Staff Writer WESTFIELD – A rumor that the former National Envelope plant in the Turnpike Industrial Park has been confirmed by the city’s mayor. Daniel M. Knapik said this morning that a letter received last night informed him that the plant, which employees about 200 people, would close in June. The National Envelope plant was formerly owned by Old Colony Envelope but was purchased by Cenveo, a Connecticut based international company that claims to produce one quarter of the envelopes used in United States, when National Envelope was under bankruptcy protection. Knapik said that although the plant closing is a disappointment, “this wasn’t a complete surprise to us” as “we knew there were some ongoing business problems’ which might affect the plant. “Our first concern is for the employees and families” affected, he said. “The city is working with its state partners to do

whatever it can to mitigate the impact.” “Western Massachusetts has not experienced anywhere near the economic recovery enjoyed by our neighbors on the other end of the state,” he said. He said the city will do what it can to help the displaced workers and said that Cenveo has indicated that some of the workers could be absorbed into positions at other plants. The Uniontown (Penn.) Herald Standard reported in today’s edition that recently laid off workers at the nearby Cenveo plant in Scottdale are being recalled “to expand envelope manufacturing operations” there. Knapik said “there’s a potential for some folks to relocate” for jobs at other Cenveo plants but pointed out that relocating is not a viable option for many workers and said “it doesn’t always mean a lot of people are going to leave.” He said the city “will continue to work aggressively to attract, grow and retain businesses in the city.”

Board mulls tobacco purchase age hike By Dan Moriarty hearing. Staff Writer “Currently 12 communities, WESTFIELD – The Board through their boards of health, of Health is considering hiking have adopted the 21 and older the age patrons can legally purtobacco purchase policy,” Rouse chase tobacco products as a said. “And there are eight commeans of combating use of munities presently considering those products by teenagers. adopting local regulations.” Currently state law limits Currently the Tobacco 21 sale of tobacco products to percommunities include: Needham, sons 18 years of age or older, JOSEPH A. Arlington, Sharon, Canton, but health boards in a dozen ROUSE Ashland, Dedham, Dover, Baystate communities have hiked Norwood, Scituate, W. Boylston, that age to 21, while another eight, Hudson and Westford. including Westfield, are considering In other business, Rouse reported that adopting local regulations to further the city has placed a purchase for a prerestrict tobacco product sales. Local scription drug kiosk that will be located health boards have the authority to set in the lobby of the Police Department standards that are more stringent than headquarters at 15 Washington Street. state law. “It has been ordered and there is a Health Director Joseph Rouse said four- to six-week delivery time,” Rouse that he began investigating the option said. “The city has obtained approval after receiving communication from a from the DEP (state Department of pediatrician, Lester J. Hartman, MD Environmental Protection) which has a MPH FAAP, about the Tobacco 21 pro- special prescription drug kiosk applicagram. tion.” “One community which adopted this Part of that application is how those regulation in 2005 has seen a 50 percent medications are disposed of after being reduction in tobacco uses by high school collected. students,” Rouse said. “Data show that “The disposal process is very strict, 90 percent of underaged tobacco users with controls requirements to account get tobacco from people between the for destroying all of the collected mateages of 18 and 21.” rials,” Rouse said. “We’re using the Rouse said that if the Health Board facility at Bondi’s Island. decides to proceed with the local regulation it would have to conduct a public See Tobacco, Page 3

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Turmel selected new STGRHS principal By Hope E. Tremblay Staff Writer SOUTHWICK – Joseph Turmel was named the new principal of Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional High School (STRGRHS) yesterday. Turmel was selected by the regional school committee following interviews with four candidates Tuesday night. Superintendent Dr. John Barry said all the candidates were well qualified, but Turmel has a combination of experience, vision and commitment the committee and Barry were looking for. “He rose to the level of JOSEPH TURMEL coming in first,” Barry said. “His references spoke very highly of him and he wants o make a commitment to the school and community.” Turmel is currently the principal of the Lee combined middle and high school. He held the assistant principal position there from 2006-2012 when he became principal. Prior to that he was an English teacher and athletic director at St. Mary High School. Turmel received his Bachelors degree from Assumption College and his Masters in Education from Endicott College. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Other finalists interviewed this week were the current STGRHS Assistant Principal William Metzger, Minnechaugh Regional Assistant Principal Nicole Smith, and Agawam High School Assistant Principal Sheila Hoffman. Each candidate was asked the same series of questions by the committee in a public session. The candidates were all given two questions prior to the interview and were asked to be prepared to discuss their answers at the interview. The first See Principal, Page 3

State to boost local pothole repairs By Dan Moriarty Staff Writer WESTFIELD – City officials are attempting to determine how much of a $40 million state allocation it can secure as the city continues to mend its winterravaged roads. The state Department of Transportation is making $40 million available for pothole repair work, with about $30 million earmarked for cities and towns, JIM but how those funds will be MULVENNA issued remains a question. Public Wo r k s Superintendent Jim Mulvenna said this morning that the cost of repairs to city streets, following one of the worst winters in terms of damaged pavement, continues to escalate. “I was running out of money and thinking about letting the private contractor go, but now I’ll keep going and try to get every street, every pothole, done,” Mulvenna said. “I don’t really know how we’re actually going to get our hands on that state money. It’s probably going to be a reimbursement program,” Mulvenna See Pothole Repairs, Page 3

Patrick to unveil development plan BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick is unveiling a $100 million economic development proposal he says will better train Massachusetts’ workers while promoting development in struggling cities and offering incentives to create new jobs. Patrick says he wants to revamp the state’s research and development tax credit program, encourage more high tech companies to hire interns, and expand the state’s international marketing efforts to increase tax revenue related to foreign travel and business for tourism-related industries. The plan would also invest in the state’s

older, financially strapped cities known as Gateway Cities, he said. Patrick wants to boost training to help students and workers get jobs in advanced manufacturing and IT, promote market-rate housing in Gateway Cities, and contribute to the Brownfields Redevelopment Fund which cleans up old manufacturing properties to make them suitable for new development. The plan also gives cities and towns greater control over the number liquor licenses in their communities by ending existing statutory limits. Patrick planned to detail his legislation at

an Economic Development Summit today in Newton. The plan also calls for a “Global Entrepreneur in Residence Program,” which Patrick said would retain and attract entrepreneurs dedicated to creating jobs in Massachusetts. The program would allow qualified, high skilled, international students currently in Massachusetts to stay here after graduation if they are starting or growing a business, the governor said. See Patrick, Page 3


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Breakfast with Bunny WESTFIELD - The Keystone Elite Club of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Westfield will be hosting a pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 12 from 9 -11 a.m. You must pre-purchase tickets. Adults are $5, children ages 5-12 $3 and children under 5 are free. There will be an opportunity to have your picture taken for $5 per picture with the Easter Bunny. Tickets are available at the club. For questions please call Kellie at (413) 562-2301.

Pancake Breakfast SOUTHWICK - The Southwick Lions Club is hosting their annual Pancake Breakfast where you can enjoy a full breakfast, take photos with the Easter Bunny and participate in a children’s raffle. The cost for the breakfast is $7 per adult and $5 for children under 12 years of age. A donation to the Southwick Lions Club is appreciated for posing with the Easter Bunny. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, April 13 at the Southwick Recreation Center. The breakfast starts at 8 a.m. and continues until noontime.

Rail Trail walk Roland and Dorothy LePage of Granville enjoy a walk together along the Southwick Rail Trail near Miller Road Monday. The couple said they walk part of the trail everyday weather permitting. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

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Abandoned croc captured at strip mall ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — This is one crocodile that didn’t want to become a handbag. Police in the Sacramento suburb of Roseville captured a 4-foot-long crocodile Wednesday near a T.J. Maxx store in a strip mall. Police spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther says the animal apparently escaped from a box left in front of a reptile shop called The Serpentarium with a sign saying “Nile Crocodile. Contact Rescue.” Authorities say the crocodile is feisty but had duct tape wrapped around its jaws. California Department of Fish and Wildlife Lt. Patrick Foy says the agency is “reasonably sure” the animal is indeed a Nile crocodile. It’s looking for a zoo or other facility to take it. Foy says the crocodile appears to have broken teeth, perhaps from biting wire cages. California bans ownership of crocodiles.

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TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Thursday, April 10, the 100th day of 2014. There are 265 days left in the year.

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n April 10, 1864, during the Civil War, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, an assistant surgeon for the 52nd Ohio Volunteers, was captured by the Confederates and accused of being a Union spy; she was held until her release in August 1864 as part of a prisoner exchange. (Walker received the Medal of Honor in 1865, the only woman to date so recognized; although the citation was withdrawn in 1917, Walker continued to wear the medal until her death in 1919. President Jimmy Carter restored the citation in 1977.)

On this date: In 1790, President George Washington signed the first United States Patent Act. In 1864, Maximilian, archduke of Austria, was proclaimed emperor of Mexico. In 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was incorporated. In 1912, the RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, on its ill-fated maiden voyage. In 1925, the novel “The Great Gatsby,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was first published. In 1932, German president Paul Von Hindenburg was reelected in a runoff, with Adolf Hitler coming in second. In 1947, Brooklyn Dodgers president Branch Rickey purchased the contract of Jackie Robinson from the Montreal Royals.

one hostage was killed in the operation. In 1953, the 3-D horror movie “House of Wax,” produced by Warner Bros. and starring Vincent Price, premiered in New York. In 1963, the fast-attack nuclear submarine USS Thresher (SSN-593) sank during deep-diving tests east of Cape Cod, Mass., in a disaster that claimed 129 lives. In 1974, Golda Meir told party leaders she was resigning as prime minister of Israel. In 1998, the Northern Ireland peace talks concluded as negotiators reached a landmark settlement to end 30 years of bitter rivalries and bloody attacks. In 2010, Polish President Lech Kaczynski (lehk kah-CHIN’skee), 60, was killed in a plane crash in western Russia that also claimed the lives of his wife and top Polish political, military and church officials.

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The White House declassified and released a document sent to President George W. Bush before the September 11 attacks which cited recent intelligence concerning a possible al-Qaida plot to strike inside the United States.

Five years ago:

Police in Tracy, Calif., arrested Sunday school teacher Melissa Huckaby in connection with the death of 8-year-old Sandra Cantu, whose body had been found in a suitcase. (Huckaby eventually pleaded guilty to kidnapping and murdering her daughter’s playmate; she was sentenced to life without parole.) French Navy commandos stormed a sailboat held by pirates off the Somali coast, freeing four hostages; however,

One year ago:

President Barack Obama proposed a $3.8 trillion budget that would raise taxes on smokers and wealthy Americans and trim Social Security benefits for millions. The financially beleaguered U.S. Postal Service backpedaled on its plan to end Saturday mail delivery. Robert Edwards, 87, a Nobel Prize winner from Britain whose pioneering in vitro fertilization research led to the first test tube baby, died near Cambridge, England.

Today’s Birthdays:

Actor Max von Sydow is 85. Actress Liz Sheridan is 85. Actor Omar Sharif is 82. Sportscaster John Madden is 78. Reggae artist Bunny Wailer is 67. Actor Steven Seagal is 63. Folk-pop singer Terre Roche (The Roches) is 61. Actor Peter MacNicol is 60. Rock musician Steven Gustafson (10,000 Maniacs) is 57. Singer-producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds is 56. Rock singer-musician Brian Setzer is 55. Rapper Afrika Bambaataa is 54. Rock singer Katrina Leskanich is 54. Actor Jeb Adams is 53. Olympic gold medal speedskater Cathy Turner is 52. Rock musician Tim “Herb” Alexander is 49. Actor-comedian Orlando Jones is 46. Rock musician Mike Mushok (Staind) is 45. Singer Kenny Lattimore is 44. Rapper Q-Tip (AKA Kamaal) is 44. Blues singer Shemekia Copeland is 35. Actress Laura Bell Bundy is 33. Actress Chyler Leigh is 32. Pop musician Andrew Dost (fun.) is 31. Actor Ryan Merriman is 31. Singer Mandy Moore is 30. Actor Barkhad Abdi (BAHRK’-hahd AHB’dee) (Film: “Captain Phillips”) is 29. Actor Haley Joel Osment is 26. Actor Alex Pettyfer is 24. Actress-singer AJ (AKA Amanda) Michalka (mish-AL’-kah) is 23. Actress Ruby Jerins (TV: “Nurse Jackie”) is 16.


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Mass. House releases $36.2B state budget BOSTON (AP) — Democratic leaders in the Massachusetts House unveiled a $36.2 billion state budget plan yesterday for the fiscal year that begins July 1. House Ways and Means Chairman Brian Dempsey said the proposal is about 5 percent higher than the estimated spending in the current fiscal year and $191 million less than the Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposed 2015 fiscal year budget. The House plan would increase funding for local aid by $25 million over Patrick’s proposal and includes $61 million in new spending for community colleges, state universities and the University of Massachusetts system, Dempsey said. The House proposal also includes extra money for substance abuse programs to address what state officials have described as a surge in heroin-related overdoses and overdose deaths. The proposal would also give the state health commission increased authority to place restrictions on prescription drugs that could be abused, and increase penalties for heroin trafficking. The plan also rejects any new tax hikes. Patrick had proposed $57 million in new revenue by applying the state’s sales tax to candy and soda. University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret said the House budget includes enough money to allow the university system to institute a second consecutive tuition and fee freeze. Dempsey said the House budget draws $140 million from state’s rainy day fund, the smallest amount in four years and less than the governor’s budget. He said the House proposal would still leave the state with more than $1.1 billion in the account, the fourth-largest of any state. “We are trending in the right direction,” Dempsey said, referring to the state’s economic outlook, “but we still need to be cautious.” He said the spending plan also increases spending on mental health services and programs for the elderly. Patrick said “there’s a lot to like” in the House budget, while acknowledging that he and House leaders don’t see eye to eye on everything. “They don’t accept everything that we propose, but they’re very consistent in many, many areas, particularly in transportation,” he said. “We’re going to continue to work with mem-

bers in the amendment process over the next couple of days and onto the floor.” Patrick said the House plan short-changes early education and the state’s “innovation schools” which are designed to have greater flexibility than regular public schools to help close the achievement gap with minority and poor students. The budget quickly came under criticism from youth job advocates, who said it would cut $13.5 million from six youth jobs and violence prevention programs, jeopardizing over 1,000 summer jobs. Environmental groups also criticized the House plan, saying it falls short of what’s needed to protect the state’s parks, pools, beaches, rivers and forests. House Republicans faulted Democrats for blocking proposed amendments on local aid, education spending, and the state’s welfare system, but said they are “undeterred.” “We as a Legislature must make considerable strides in delivering a budget that is mindful of the economic times, while producing a spending plan that delivers an accountable and transparent state government,” Republican House Leader Brad Jones said in a statement. Dempsey said the House and Senate already reached an agreement on local aid and education spending. He said amendments related to the state’s welfare system were debated as part of a separate welfare overhaul bill. Geoffrey Beckwith, executive director of the Massachusetts Municipal Association, said that in the context of a tight fiscal year, the House plan is a “budget that moves communities forward.” Legal aid advocates said the House budget doesn’t go far enough to support services for low-income people facing legal issues such as child custody, domestic violence, housing, health care, or access to government benefits. The House budget proposal also seeks to tighten up restrictions on travel expenses and meal reimbursement rules for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. The House is expected to debate the budget proposal later this month. After that, the focus shifts to the Senate, where lawmakers must release and debate their own version of the state spending plan.

Principal Continued from Page 1 question was about how the candidate would orient him or herself into the school district and community, and the second was about their preliminary plan for transition to a combined 7-12 school. Turmel handed out his entry plan, created based on his experience and review of existing school policies. He said he looked at the five goals outlined on the district website for both the high school and middle school in creating his plan. “Through this I could gain an understanding and foster relationships with teachers,” he said. “Then I would focus on the buildings and relationships with people in the community.” Once school began, Turmel would work on forging relationships with students and parents. “I’d host open houses and coffee hours,” Turmel said. “Understanding this is a three-town district, I would go out into the communities.” Turmel, a married father of five, said his wife was also eager to become part of the community. He said being a parent himself made him more aware of the needs of students and he believes they need to be protected and empowered, as do the faculty and staff. As far as the transition, Turmel said keeping open lines of communication with parents, students, teachers and the community at large was the key to a smooth transition. “I’ve had the opportunity to experience this change and experience first-hand the challenges presented in this move,” Turmel said. Turmel was asked what “stamp” he would put on the school. “Raising expectations of all learners and creating a climate

Pothole Repairs Continued from Page 1 said. “The Engineering Department estimates that we’d qualify for about $180,000.” Mulvenna said that he has the contractors, Burke Brothers, and three DPW crews working to repair damaged roads. “We’ve put down a hundred tons of asphalt over the past couple of weeks, then you add the labor costs and police officers for traffic control – I’ve had three or four a day working with the crews – it all adds up quickly,” Mulvenna said. Several residents attended the Board of Public Works meeting Tuesday night to voice their dissatisfaction with the pothole repair program, complaining that too little money is available given the magnitude of the problem this year. Matt Placzek of East Mountain Road said the city needs to go back to past practices. “Years ago when they did it, they started at one end of a road and did the whole street rather than jumping around like they do now, jumping all over the city,” Placzek said. “East Mountain Road was only half done when they left.” Mulvenna said that the crew repairing East Mountain Road ran out of material and that repair work was later completed. Jimmy Smith of South Maple Street complained that he damaged a tire on Springdale Road. “That road is a horror show,” Smith said. “It was raining and you couldn’t see how deep the pothole was when I hit one and blew a tire. There were two police cruisers out there because three cars blew tires in an hour.” Mulvenna saidSeniors that Sarah Helps Springdale Road was among Can the first to be repaired because You of the extent of surface damage which occurred Help this winSarah? ter. www.sarahgillett.org Mulvenna said that the DPW has spent more than $75,000 for materials to repair the pothole damage.

and culture where students feel respected,” Turmel responded. Turmel’s leadership style is that of empowerment, he told the committee and audience of teachers, parents, and interested residents. When asked to discuss his personal opinion of the amount of testing required of students today, Turmel said there are a lot of tests, but they provide data and feedback crucial to assessment. Turmel was asked what he hoped the perception of him would be after his first year as principal. “That they want me back,” he joked. Seriously, Turmel said he hoped people would think that there was a safe environment for students and “we were more than competent in communicating with parents.” Turmel will take over the position from Principal Pamela Hunter who is retiring at the end of June. Barry said Turmel will likely start on July 1.

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Government Meetings THRUSDAY, APRIL 10 WESTFIELD Volunteer Coaches Meeting at 7 pm Community Preservation Committee at 7 pm Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport Comm. at 7 pm

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Patrick Continued from Page 1 The program, to be administered by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, would place selected students who are eligible for H-1B visas but unable to get one due to a federal cap as “entrepreneurs in residence” at public and private institutions. Patrick said the plan would be paid for through a combination of capital budget and general fund expenditures. The governor says he also wants to eliminate non-competition agreements and adopt the Uniform Trade Secrets Act “to promote innovation, job creation and the growth of companies to scale.”

Tobacco Continued from Page 1 “The Police Department has been very supportive of this project,” Rouse said. “Chief (John) Camerota has to fill out the DEP kiosk applications.” Rouse said that a number of city residents have contacted the Health Department requesting information about how they could legally, and environmentally, dispose of prescription medication. The federal Drug Enforcement Administration has funded prescription drug collections for the past several years, which have been very successful. The advantage of installing the kiosk is that it will allow residents to dispose of prescription drugs at any time in the police station lobby, without having to wait for the DEA program. Residents are encouraged to use the disposal program, rather than disposing of prescription drugs in household trash or flushing them down the toilet, because many of the drugs are water-soluble and are seeping into water supplies.

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To the Editor After reading the paper tonight, I think it is great the Stem Grants we have received. Education is important. But I have to ask is “Executive Session” for the School Committee a way to disregard open meeting laws. It does appear to me that all meetings of the School Committee do this. I might be wrong but would appreciate a response. Thank you, Kevin Medeiros

To the Editor: As involuntary captives of the Westfield BID, the following reasons are why we do not need nor want a BID: 1. The original concept of an entity voluntarily organized of property owners helping to supplement municipal services was fine since anyone could opt out and not participate, which many people did. The concept of a totally voluntary organization seemed fine and we, like many others, did not concern ourselves with its formation In fact the Westfield City Council can not be faulted, since they too, saw the BID as a totally voluntary organization supplementing city services. The Westfield BID, by its own choice after the law changed, voted to force all eligible property owners within the BID district to join without those property owners who had previously opted out even having a say or vote. This alone is like taxation without representation and violates basic constitutional principles; hardly the kind of organization that should be supported. 2. The Westfield BID has refused to give a complete list of all its members and no one in the City of Westfield government has such a list. It even appears there are some questions as to how the BID was originally formed and whether or not the process was correctly followed. We have only been able to determine the properties within the BID district by using the map of the BID and comparing such to assessor’s maps and parcels. 3. The BID district was designed by a totally gerrymandered map initially to include as many non-profits as possible (since they could vote but not have to pay any bid fees) which results in a district that reaches out to Court Street to grab Noble Hospital and reaches down South Broad and West Silver to grab the Post Office, Middle School, Children’s Museum and Amelia Park (all non-profits with no bid fees but votes). The district only extends to the east side of Orange Street and only up Orange and Franklin to Maple Street. This arbitrary concept of a BID ignores the area north of the Westfield River, almost all of Franklin Street, and attempts to include as many non-profits for voting purposes as possible. A map that was drawn in desperation to create, preserve and secure the BID without any true attempt to include the real commercial areas of downtown. Notwithstanding the BID, there are just as many vacancies downtown and the rental rates have gone down, not up. Thus the BID has not been effective in its mission to attract new businesses to Downtown Westfield. 4. All business and commercial property owners in Westfield pay a higher real estate tax that is almost double the residential rate. Specifically, the residential rate is $18.18 per thousand and the commercial/industrial rate is $33.84 per thousand. Simply, a commercial business in the BID district valued at $275,000.00 is paying $9,306.00 a year for property taxes compared to a residential structure of the same value at about $5,000.00. Since commercial properties are paying higher taxes, more services should be provided in these downtown areas. 5. Finally, the BID will collect over $1,375.00 a year from a commercial property valued at the $275,000.00 example above and almost $2,000.00 from a property valued at $400,000.00. This appears to be for side walk snow removal (each commercial property owner either did or continues to do this), graffiti/ gum removal somewhere (not Broad or Court Streets), parking lot and sidewalk trash removal (which should be done by either the parking authority or City anyway), and planting/nurturing and maintenance of flowers. What are the Chamber of Commerce, WOW and Community Development for? It is our understanding that the BID has provided services, money and grants to businesses and properties whose owner had opted out and did not participate in the BID. We understand the BID is administering the City of Westfield’s Community Development Block Grant program in areas outside the BID district. This appears clearly to violate the Westfield BID’s legal authority. We do not need another layer or organization to do the above, especially a private organization into which members are conscripted. There is definitely something wrong when commercial property owners are forced to join a private organization without even having a vote and forced to pay fees that the BID collects through the City Collector’s office and has the ability to place a lien on those properties which do not pay. If you are a property owner within the BID district including residences of up to three (3) units, you can still support the effort to abolish/terminate the Westfield Bid by contacting us at the numbers below. Sincerely, Ted Cassell

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By RICH LOWRY Politico.com To paraphrase the line often attributed to Mark Twain, there are lies, damn lies, and the “equal pay” statistic. The factoid that women earn only 77 cents of every dollar earned by men is the focal point of a feminist cargo cult. It has its own movement and its own quasi-holiday, so-called Equal Pay Day, marking how far into a new year women supposedly have to work to match what men made the prior year. The figure is presumed to clinch any debate over the continued existence of massive, economically debilitating discrimination against women in the work force. And so the factoid has predictably featured heavily in the latest push by Democrats on the alleged “war on women,” which tends to flare up right around the time the party needs to mobilize its female voters with an urgent reminder that Republicans hate them. The statistic, and the political use to which it is put, deserve each other; they are equally shoddy, shameless and disreputable. Drawn from Census Bureau data, the 77-cent figure is a comparison of the earnings of women working full time compared to men working full time. Its fatal flaw is that it accounts for none of the important factors that play into the disparity, such as hours worked. Mark Perry and Andrew Biggs of the American Enterprise Institute note that men are twice as likely to work more than 40 hours per week as women. Then, there are differences in choice of occupation, in education and in uninterrupted years of work. Once such factors are taken into account, there is about a 5 percent differential in the earnings of women and men, about which various theories are plausible, including the effect of residual discrimination. What is clear is that the wage gap is largely an artifact of the fact that women devote more time to caring for children than men do. Harvard economist Claudia Goldin points out that the earnings of women without children are almost equal to those of comparable men. Feminists are mistaking a byproduct of the laudable desire of mothers to spend time with their kids for a depredation of The Man. For all that the left still invests in the 77-cent factoid, the number is losing some of its potency. When gently asked in an MSNBC interview about the reliability of the pay-gap number, White House economist Betsy Stevenson confessed, “I agree that the 77 cents on the dollar is not all due to discrimination. No one is trying to say that it is. But you have to point to some number in order for people to understand the facts.” There you have it: For people to understand the facts, you have to give them an easily misunderstood statistic with none of the necessary context and spin it in the most inflammatory, partisan fashion possible. Otherwise, how is anyone to understand the complex dynamics at work in interpreting disparities in pay between men and women? Even the mainstream media are beginning to wonder about the 77-cent figure. When Jay Carney faced skeptical questions at his briefing, he initially responded in high dudgeon — how dare reporters question such an incontrovertible fact. By the end of a series of exchanges, he had to admit, “there are a variety of factors that play into that gap.” At this point, anyone citing the figure as hard evidence of anything is either woefully misinformed or willfully misleading. Enter President Barack Obama. Every time he mentions the 77-cent statistic, he could ensure that there is no possibility of misunderstanding with a onesentence disclaimer: “To be sure, just a small part of that gap, if any, is the result of discrimination.” But he can’t bring himself to make this elementary, 17-word concession. Instead, he wrings every bit of dishonesty he can out of the number. At the Equal Pay Day event at the White House, he marveled at the simplicity of it all: “A woman has got to work about three more months in order to get what a man got because she’s paid less. That’s not fair. That’s like adding an extra six miles to a marathon. It’s not right.” An audience member moved by this injustice called out, “Ain’t right.” To which the president responded by way of clarification, “It’s not right and it ain’t right.” Such is his subtle rendering of a number that even his own aides admit — at least under questioning — must be handled with care. A cottage industry has now sprung up around hoisting Democrats with their own canard. Perry, of AEI, calculated that women at the White House make a median salary of $65,000 and men make a median salary of roughly $74,000, so female White House staffers make only 88 cents for every dollar earned by male staffers. The National Republican Senatorial Committee crunched the numbers and found a similar “gap” for the offices of certain Democratic senators. By the crude logic of the promoters of the 77-cent figure, every one of these offices is guilty of rank discrimination against women. No matter. Hillary Clinton, whose prospective presidential campaign will be predicated on every feminist cliché her supporters can muster, tweeted on Equal Pay Day, “20 years ago, women made 72 cents on the dollar to men. Today it’s still just 77 cents. More work to do.” Yes, never tire or relent. The flogging of the bogus statistic can never end. Rich Lowry is editor of National Review.

Yes, after the problem with the elevator at the city hall, I think the building inspector should be let go and also the way things are going with the engineer at the DPW, Jim Mulvenna is it? I think he should be let go also. They are not carrying their own weight to do the job the way it should be. You can just check around and see the way things are handled, especially on the roads, for one thing. They do a sloppy job of patching. And as far as the building inspector with that elevator – he ought to be ashamed of himself, for even waht happened there. It never should have happened. And Knapik should get out of his office and do something about it. Regarding the Domus project on Broad St., I too am not in favor of this project at all. Whatever the reason such as described about the student left behind because his parents moved. Since when is it the taxpayers responsibility to provide for him? Aren’t the parents held responsible for their children no matter what? In this situation this child has no choice in the matter he should continue his schooling wherever mom and dad move to. Just like the military families that move around all over the world they seem to adjust. If not where are the relatives or next of kin to care for them? I am in favor of providing better schooling for inner city children . But for us to enable these parents who have their children and make it my responsibility to pay for them I am dead set against it…..I raised my children and took responsibility for them until they were of legal age to be on their own. What is this city coming too, never heard of this ever. The city is going to need a stadium soon to house these kids…If things are so tough at home perhaps foster parenting would be a solution. Our taxes have been raised enough in this city in the past 10 years, whatever else will they come up with? This one beats the cake... Continue the conversation http://thewestfieldnews.com/pulseline-form

Rolling Stone flubs ‘Veep’ tattoo LOS ANGELES — Julia Louis-Dreyfus better hope her latest tattoo is a temporary one. The cover image of next month’s Rolling Stone magazine featuring the “Veep” star depicts a nude Louis-Dreyfus with a tattoo of the U.S. Constitution signed by John Hancock across her back. The problem is Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution. Louis-Dreyfus jokingly blamed the blunder on Mike McClintock, the fictional “Veep” character played by Matt Walsh who serves as communications director to LouisDreyfus’ Vice President Selina Meyer on the HBO comedy series. “Yet another Mike [expletive]-up,” the 53-year-old actress posted Wednesday on Twitter. “Dummy.” The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia mocked the flub by tweeting a photo of the cover alongside such Founding Fathers as George Washington and Benjamin Franklin in Signers’ Hall with the words, “Thanks for the shoutout but no Hancock here.” Rolling Stone spokeswoman Melissa Bruno said the Declaration of the Independence is on the other side of LouisDreyfus’ body, but they couldn’t fit in the signatures. Inside the magazine, another image shot by photographer Mark Seliger shows a man in a colonial wig tattooing Hancock’s signature above the “Seinfeld” actress’ bare bottom. “I’m a perfectionist in my work,” Louis-Dreyfus notes in the magazine’s cover story. “I think I might drive people nuts. I don’t ask them, because I don’t need that [expletive] on top of how I’m feeling.” The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia mocked the flub by tweeting a photo of the cover alongside such Founding Fathers as George Washington and Benjamin Franklin in Signers’ Hall with the words, “Thanks for the shoutout but no Hancock here.”


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Emergency Response and Crime Report Saturday, April 5, 2014 12:41 a.m.: disturbance, Lincoln Street, a caller reports an overly loud college-aged party is disturbing his peace, the responding officer reports a gathering of about 100 people was dispersed and the tenant was advised of the potential repercussions of a similar complaint; 12:43 a.m.: disturbance, Frederick Street, a caller reports her former boyfriend is attempting to break down her door, the responding officer reports the male party complained that he has been living at the address for two months and now the leaseholder will not let him retrieve his possessions, the officer reports both parties were advised of their civil options and that the man should coordinate pickup of his property via the domestic violence advocate, the male party left to spend the night with a relative, the complainant came to the station later in the morning to inquire about obtaining a protective order, the officer referred the woman to the domestic violence advocate and the district court, the officer reports the male party has been trying to retrieve property without cooperation from the female party who had acknowledged that he left a backpack at her apartment, the officer reports the woman “stormed out of the station’s lobby” when he advised her that problems might be solved if she surrendered the man’s backpack; 1:36 a.m.: breaking and entering, Clark Street, a caller reports he came home to find his smartphone and video game system missing, the responding detective reports that the incident is related to an ongoing investigation by the financial crimes unit of the Detective Bureau, see 8:57 a.m. entry; 2:18 a.m.: disturbance, Orange Street, a caller reports she observed a male party trying to get into a neighbor’s house before he ran away, had a brief fight with an unknown party, returned with a baseball bat and eventually entered the house, the responding officer reports the suspect was found to be in possession of a pizza, no bat was in evidence, however, he became irate while the officer asked him about the incident, threw down the pizza and his wallet and advanced on the officer in a threatening manner, the man disregarded instructions to stop and calm and was subdued by officers present, Joel P. Townson, 29, of 23 Pine Dale Circle, was arrested for disorderly conduct; 4:42 a.m.: assist other police department, Westfield State University, 577 Western Ave., WSU police request the use of a cell for a female party under arrest for assault and battery, a cell monitor was provided; 7:47 a.m.: violation of a protective order, Woodland Avenue, a resident came to the station to report that a relative violated the ‘No contact’ clause of an active protective order by sending her a text message, a criminal complaint was filed; 8:05 a.m.: animal complaint, Montgomery Road, a caller reports she has taken custody of a mixed breed stray dog with a growth on its back, a responding animal control officer reports the dog was transported to the municipal animal shelter; 8:37 a.m.: fraud, Orange Street, a detective of the financial crimes unit reports that a person suspected of a larceny has been under investigation for reported theft of checks, the detective reports that the man associates with a relative of the victim and he found probable cause sufficient to arrest Patrick M. Greaney, 25, of 90 Orange St., for two charges of larceny of

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property valued more than $250 by a single scheme and three charges of uttering a false check; 10:57 a.m.: animal complaint, Pochassic Street, a caller reports she and her dog were attacked by another dog as they ran past the other dog’s home, the responding officer reports the complainant said that the suspect dog bit her dog and pulled out a clump of hair but did not break the skin, the resident said that her three-year-old son had accidentally allowed here dog to escape the house and said that her dog was playing with the passing dog, the discussion apparently deteriorated when both parties used undiplomatic language, the officer advised the resident to get her dog vaccinated and licensed and informed her that her dog must be quarantined inside her home until an animal control officer investigates the incident; 1:36 p.m.: unwanted guest, Econo Lodge, 2 Southampton Road, a caller from a motel reports a man who has overstayed his payment refuses to leave, see story in the Monday edition of The Westfield News; 3:57 p.m.: disturbance, a caller reports a large gathering of college-aged youths who have a bonfire, the responding officer reports he found a quiet gathering of about 10 neighbors who were all of legal drinking age, the fire was extinguished; 5:16 p.m.: disturbance, Meadow Street, a caller reports a physical altercation between two men at the corner of Meadow and White Street, the responding officer reports that the combatants were separated, a routine check revealed one party to be the subject of an outstanding warrant, Yevgeniy A. Solokhin, was arrested on a warrant issued in 2013 by Holyoke District Court, the other party was deemed to be too intoxicated to care for himself and was placed in protective custody; 7:04 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, Westfield Industrial Park Road, a patrol officer reports he observed a vehicle operating with an expired inspection sticker, the vehicle was stopped and the operator’s license was found to be suspended, Jose Javier Ramos, 25, of 50 Southampton Road, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, the vehicle was towed to the police impound yard; 7:21 p.m.: breaking and entering a motor vehicle, North Road, a caller reports two vehicles parked at a church were broken into and property was stolen, the responding officer reports he See Police Logs, Page 8

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Monday, April 7, 2014 Jose Ramos, 25, of 50 Southampton Road, 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 responsible for a charge of operating a motor vehicle without a valid inspection sticker. Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Donna Fernbacker, 48, of 32 W. School St., was released on her personal recognizance pending a June 24 bench trial after she was arraigned on charges of disturbing the peace and resisting arrest brought by Westfield police. Timothy S. Ashley, 21, of 23 Queen St., West Springfield, saw three charges of home invasion brought by Westfield police dismissed after he was indicted and arraigned for the same offenses in superior court. Brandon T. Spigner, 23, of 28 Jennings St., Springfield, saw two charges of armed robbery and three charges of home invasion brought by Westfield police dismissed after he was indicted and arraigned for the same offenses in superior court. See Court Logs, Page 8


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nity leaders of both the HSO and The Bushnell who are creating a visionary administrative model to support the orchestra.”

Bases Loaded ! “Damn Yankees” at Goodspeed

“Damn Yankees” rehearsal at Goodspeed with Khristine Zbornik and Allyce Beasley. (Photo by Diane Sobolewski.) Hartford Symphony, will step down, and David Fay, CEO of The Bushnell, will become interim CEO of The Hartford Symphony, in addition to remaining in charge of The Bushnell. “I am excited to extend our

reach and touch more people through this new alliance with The Bushnell,” said HSO Music Director Carolyn Kuan “It has always been important to me to look forward to the future while truly appreciating the past. I am also inspired by the strong devotion of so many commu-

Goodspeed Musicals opens its 2014 season with the classic baseball musical “Damn Yankees” (April 11-June 21), the retelling of the Faustian legend played out on the baseball diamond. Broadway legend George Abbott and Douglass Wallop created the musical hit with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, based on Wallop’s novel “The Year The Yankees Lost The Pennant”. You may have seen the movie, where a baseball fan sells his soul to the devil, so his favorite team, The Senators, can beat the Yankees to win the world

series. At Goodspeed, the long-gone Senators have been replaced by the Boston Red Sox, who have had some losing years as well as Series wins. Joe DiPietro (Broadway’s “Memphis”) has ramped up the book. When “Damn Yankees” opened on Broadway in 1955, it was an immediate hit. Its choreographer Bob Fosse became a Broadway force, and its leading lady, Gwen Verdon, became a star. The show’s devil, Ray Walston, became known on TV as “My Favorite Martian”. The show’s score with “(You Gotta Have) Heart”, “Whatever Lola Wants” and other hits have become pop standards. Allyce Beasley, known for her role as rhyming, lovestruck receptionist Agnes DiPesto in the television series, “Moonlighting” (Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd) is in the cast, directed by Daniel Goldstein, and Kelli Barclay choreographs. For tickets: 860-873-8668 or www.goodspeed.org.

Billy Taylor, former UMass Music faculty. (Photo by Carol Weinberg.)

UMass Music at 75 The University of Massachusetts’ Music Program celebrates its 75th anniversary with a free celebratory concert on April 12 (4 p.m.) at the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall on the Amherst campus. Doric Alviani created the program, which has fine-tuned thousands of students in classical music and jazz. The Alumni Band, Chorus and Orchestra will perform, under the batons of Professors Timothy T. Anderson, Thomas Hannum, James Patrick Miller and Tony Thornton. Returning to campus will be Professors E. Wayne Abercrombie, John Jenkins, and Malcolm W. Rowell, with guest Tian Hui Ng. The Music Program has much to celebrate. Its faculty members continue to receive major awards (Grammy, ASCAP, MacArthur See Arts Beat, Page 7

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‘Transformation is Timeless’ Westfield State celebrates 175th Anniversary through art exhibit WHO: Westfield State University student, faculty, staff, alumni, and local artists. WHAT: Artist Reception for “Transformation is Timeless.” In honor of its 175th anniversary, Westfield State University is holding a juried art show “Transformation is Timeless, Interpretations of Westfield at 175” featuring two-dimensional painting, photography, drawing, or digital art that represent or interpret Westfield State at 175 years. WHERE: The Arno Maris Gallery in the Ely Campus Center at Westfield State University. WHEN: Thursday, April 10, 5:30-8 p.m. WHY: Great photo op. Enjoy the music of Emily Duff, great refreshments, and visit with the artists. The top three pieces will be announced and the artists will be awarded cash prizes. Celebrating 175 years: 2013-2014 During 2013-2014 academic year, Westfield State University celebrates the 175th anniversary of its founding by Horace Mann as

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WESTFIELD - Rosemarie (Reagan) Burrage, 88, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was a lifelong resident of Westfield, 1943 graduate of Westfield High, and 1946 graduate of Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. Rosemarie was a registered nurse and began her career with the Springfield VNA. She also worked as a private duty nurse and as a school nurse for Westfield Public Schools. She was a communicant of St Mary’s Church, Westfield and was a member of the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary and Westfield Nurses’ Association. Rosemarie’s greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren especially enjoying her grandchildren’s sports, music, and dance events. Her favorite vacation was in Ogunquit and Wells, Maine where she, her husband Don and kids would spend a week each summer. The tradition has been ongoing for 50 years with children and grandchildren now enjoying special family time together. She was also very proud of her Irish heritage. Rosemarie was predeceased by her husband, Donald in 1996 and leaves her children, Don (Laurie) Burrage, Betsy (Glyn) Standen, Patty (Mike) Lieppman, Mike (Nan) Burrage, Mary Hickson, Rosemary (Jimmy) Kane, Fran (Gina) Burrage and grandchildren, Kate (Rob) Bernier, Kara (Mark) Williams, Brie and Paige Standen, Mara and Lauren Lieppman, Mike Burrage Jr, Ryan and Daniel Hickson, James, Daniel (Lindsey), Courtney and Tim Kane, Nick, Joshua and Andrew Burrage, and 3 greatgrandchildren. , A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, April 11th at 10:30 a.m. in St Mary’s Church, Bartlett Street, Westfield. Burial will follow in St Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Friday at the Robert E Cusack Funeral Home, 94 Main Street (Route 20), Westfield from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Donations to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or CSF Westfield Dollars for Scholars. Robert E Cusack Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Nancy L. Holmes WESTFIELD - Nancy L. Holmes, 71, of Westfield, MA died Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Baystate Medical Center. She was born in Holyoke on January 30, 1943 to Robert and Winifred (Merrill) Paul. Nancy graduated from Chicopee High School and was employed as an accountant for KC Aviation in Westfield. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Westfield. Nancy enjoyed camping and snowmobiling in Vermont with her family and friends. She leaves her husband of fifty-two years, Wayne C. Holmes and three daughters, Cindy Brooks and her significant other William Misiaszek of Belchertown, Vicki Parody and her husband Gary of Winter Garden, FL, and Tammy Chancellor and her significant other Richard Cranston of Agawam. Nancy also leaves a brother, Robert Paul and his wife Mary Ann of Northampton. She also leaves her grandchildren, Erika Chancellor, Nicholas Brooks and Cayla and Kyler Parody. She was predeceased by a daughter, Wendy Holmes who died on February 5, 1978. The funeral will be Saturday, April 12th at 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 60 Broad Street, Westfield. Burial will follow at Forestdale Cemetery in Holyoke. Calling hours will be Friday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Firtion-Adams Funeral Service, 76 Broad Street, Westfield. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. www.firtionadams.com

Jane E. MacKay-Wright LONGMEADOW - Jane Elizabeth MacKay-Wright, suddenly passed away, Monday April 7, 2014 at home. She was the beloved daughter of John J. MacKay and the late Anne E. (McDonough) MacKay. Jane attended school in Westfield, graduating from St. Mary’s High School in 1966. She graduated from Bay Path College in Longmeadow. After graduation she worked at Yale New Haven Hospital. Jane went on to work on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC for many years. Jane was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred D. Wright. They shared their love of traveling by taking several trips to the British Isles. Jane was an avid reader and closely followed politics. She leaves her father, John J. MacKay of Holyoke and formerly of Westfield; her sisters, Susan M. Regensburger and her husband Michael of Westfield, Ellen M. McEwan and her husband Philip R. of Westfield, Betsy Crupi and her husband Robert of Scituate, MA and JoAnne Di Bella and her husband Michael of Sutton, MA. She was predeceased by her nephew, Christopher. She leaves her nieces and nephews Emily, Maura, Brian, Kathleen, Bridgid, Courtney, Jennings, Matthew and Robert, Rachael, Nicholas, William, Walker, Anne and Anthony. A funeral Mass for Jane will be held on Friday, April 11th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Bartlett Street, Westfield. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be held prior to the funeral Friday morning at the Firtion-Adams Funeral Service, 76 Broad Street, Westfield from 9:00-10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sisters of St. Joseph Retirement Fund, 34 Lower Westfield Road, Holyoke, MA 01040 or Chalice of Salvation c/o Terrance Scanlon P.O. Box 1730, Springfield, MA 01102-1730. www.firtionadams.com

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SOUTHWICK - Linda L. (Schoop) Howes, RN, MSN, (USN), passed away of cancer, April 8, 2014 at Mercy Hospital. She was born February 16, 1950 in Southington, CT. Linda graduated Southington High School 1968 and has a Diploma from Yale School of Nursing, a BS Degree from Texas Woman’s University and an MSN from the University of Texas at Arlington. Linda served in the US Navy from 19711974 attaining the rank of Lieutenant JG. She was stationed at the Corpus Christi Navel Air Station in Texas. She administered care to Navy Personnel and their families during the Vietnam war. She moved to Denton, Texas in 1974 and worked OBGYN at local hospitals while continuing her education. She later taught nursing at Cooke County Community College in Gainesville, TX while starting her family. In 1994 the family moved to Southwick, MA, she worked OBGYN at Providence Hospital and later Mercy Family Life. She also returned to teaching at Holyoke Community College. She loved her co-workers, teaching and students. They were all touched by her compassion and love. Linda attended over 1,000 births and was always amazed of the miracle of life. Her sister said she wanted to be a nurse since she was four. Linda was member of Southwick Congregational Church. She loved her church friends, the messages from the pulpit, and the music at the church. She was predeceased by her mother, Mildred Springer Schoop and father, Kenneth P. Schoop both born in Sayre, PA. Linda’s pride and joy were her children Catherine Howes of Southwick, Amanda Howes and her fiancé Jordan Keith of Kingsport, TN. Her granddaughter Chloe brought a special smile and warmth to her heart. She leaves her sisters, Marilyn Yother and her husband Larry of Harwinton, CT, Donna Schoop of Grass Valley, CA, Beth Patton of Roanoke, VA. She will also be missed by her step-family; sisters Debbie Hunter and her husband Jess of Middletown, CT, Sandy Uitti and her husband Dan of Watertown, CT and brother Bill King and wife Jan of Bristol, Ct. Along with her children she leaves her husband, David of 41 years and many dear friends. The friends include, Krista Rand of Virginia, who was like a daughter to her. Her work family included special friends, Mary Ellen Pender, Liz Grimaldi, the Staffs at Mercy Family Life and Holyoke Community College. She will be sadly missed by many family members and close friends. Linda being the ultimate teacher and giver would tell everyone that if a family member had/has cancer to be tested for the brca2 gene as a positive gene (if you have the brac2 gene any blood relative may have it) result gives pre-warning of potential cancer in men and women and preventive action can be taken. Shorter systematic testing can save lives. Her openness about the brca2 gene has saved several lives already and she would want everyone to be aware of the brca life saving test for their families. Visiting hours are Thursday, April 10th from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Southwick Forastiere Funeral home, 624 College Highway, Southwick MA 01077. The funeral will be Friday, April 11th at 10:30 a.m. at Southwick Congregational Church. Burial will follow in New Cemetery, Southwick. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cancer Foundation of your choice or the Southwick Congregational Church, 488 College Highway, Southwick Ma 01077. www.forastierefuneralhome.com

Robert R. Ferreira FORT MILL, SC - Robert Richard Ferreira, 74, of Fort Mill, SC and formerly of Southwick, MA died on January 4, 2014 at Hospice and Community Care of Rock Hill, SC. Born in Westfield, MA to the late Dorothy (Mobrice) Aldrich and Joseph Ferreira Sr. Robert had one older brother, Joseph Ferreira, he is the last to pass away. He leaves his loving wife of 50 years Ann (Czarnecki) Ferreira and daughter, Wendy (Ferreira) Favreau along with her husband, Steven Favreau. He, also, leaves two grandchildren, Lily and Samuel, whom he adored and loved very much and was able to spend his last few months living with in South Carolina. Robert retired from the Westfield US Post Office after working there for 35 years. He is a veteran of the Air National Guard after serving our country for 34 years. Robert enjoyed trips to the casino, golfing, traveling, fishing on Cape Cod, watching the Red Sox and UConn girls basketball, and listening to Polish and 50’s music. A memorial service will be held at Firtion Adams Funeral Home on Saturday, April 12 at 3 :00 p.m. Calling hours will precede the service from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Robert’s family would like to invite everyone to a celebration of his life at Shaker Farms Country Club immediately following. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Holy Trinity Improvement Fund, 335 Elm Street, Westfield, MA 01085 or Southwick Animal Shelter, 11 Depot Street, Southwick, MA 01077. www.firtionadams.com

was told that windows on two vehicles were broken, wallets, cash and an iPod were stolen from the vehicles; 8:24 p.m.: assault, Washington House, 16 Washington St., a caller reports he was punched by a male party he identified, the responding officer reports the caller does not wish to pursue criminal charges but hopes the officer can tell the suspect that he will not be welcome at the apartment again that night, the officer was unable to locate the suspect. Sunday, April 6, 2014 12:13 a.m.: assist other police department, Westfield State University, 577 Western Ave., WSU police request the use of a cell for non-student, Jacory H. Gonzales, 23, of 51 Davis St., Holyoke, who was arrested for possession o a Class D drug with intent to distribute, a cell monitor was provided; 1:50 a.m.: noise complaint, Orange Street, a caller report an overly large college-aged party is disturbing his peace, the responding officer reports loud music and voices could be heard as officers approached and when they knocked on the door there was no answer but voices inside could be heard telling each other to be quiet because police were outside, the officer reports a tenant eventually answered the door and claimed to be incredulous that a noise complaint was received, the officer reports the man seemed to have difficulty understanding that the party was his responsibility and claimed that he had only ten guests, the man said that seven were spending the night but 11 persons left the apartment, officers report more could be heard inside and a city ordinance violation citation was issued, the man continued to insist that there had been no undue noise and said that police had told him earlier in the year that he could have parties as long as he notified his neighbors beforehand, the man said that he had done so and received no objections, an officer who remained in sight of the house reports that several additional persons left the residence after the police apparently left; 2:02 a.m.: incapacitated person, Summer Street, a patrol officer reports he observed a male party kick a car and draw the attention of others, Steven J. Guercio, 21, of 214 Barthel Ave., Gardner, was arrested for disorderly conduct; 2:25 a.m: motor vehicle violation, a patrol officer reports he observed a parked vehicle which was found to have expired registration, the vehicle was towed to the police impound yard; 2:28 a.m.: larceny, Arnold Street, a resident came to the station to report that her smartphone was stolen while she was at a local bar, the responding officer reports the woman said that she used her phone to call for a ride but when she got in the car did not have her phone; 3:20 a.m.: disturbance, Morris Street, a caller reports her former boyfriend punched her face but she does not require medical attention, the responding officer reports the woman denied she had been struck and said no police services were necessary; 11:59 a.m.: larceny, Springfield Road, a caller requests assistance with a woman attempting to make fraudulent returns, the responding officer reports the woman apparently retrieved discarded receipts and then took merchandise from the shelves before attempting to “return” the items, the officer reports his investigation is continuing; 12:52 p.m.: fire, Skipper Lane, a caller reports a brush fire was sparked by leaves which blew from her backyard burn pile, the responding firefighters reports a small grass fire was extinguished; 1:15 p.m.: breaking and entering, Tannery Road, a caller reports evidence of a past breaking and entering at her home, the responding officer reports the woman said that a broken basement window has been found with blood on it, the responding officer reports no entry was gained; 1:40 p.m.: breaking and entering, Notre Dame Street, a caller reports she returned home to find her rear storm door which had been locked was wide open and she found pry marks on two doors, the responding officer reports no entry was gained; 8:21 p.m.: larceny, Noble Hospital, West Silver Street, a caller reports an employee’s purse was stolen and charges have already been made to her credit cards, the responding officer reports a suspect was identified and charges are pending a review of security video; 9:40 p.m.: suspicious person, Franklin Street, a caller from a Franklin Street business reports that when closing he noticed a person appeared to be asleep in a vehicle parked nearby, the caller said that he was unable to rouse the occupant, dual response dispatched, the occupant was found to be highly intoxicated and a relative came to take custody of him, the key was not found in the vehicle’s ignition but the officer reports the store’s security video will be reviewed to determine if a charge operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor charges is appropriate.

Bus driver struck, killed by own vehicle

NORTH BROOKFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The driver of a small bus has died after being struck by her own vehicle. Authorities say 46-year-old Nancy Woods of Rutland was helping her lone passenger disembark from the rear of the small bus in North Brookfield at about 3 p.m. Wednesday when the vehicle started to roll forward. Witnesses told investigators that Woods ran to the driver’s side door and reached inside, but the Worcester Regional Transit Authority bus struck her and continued until it hit a building. Woods was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. The 45-year-old passenger remained in the vehicle and sustained minor injuries. The investigation is ongoing.

Court Logs

Judge Philip A. Contant set bail for Briana R. Manoogian, 22, of 5 Forest Park Ave., Springfield, at $300 after she was arraigned on charges of larceny of property valued more than $250 and trespass but allowed a motion to revoke bail imposed in two cases pending in Holyoke District Court and she was held without right to bail in those cases.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Anthony J. Mair, 55, of 12 Feeding Hills Road, Southwick, saw charges of assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon brought by Southwick police dismissed at the request of the victim when she asserted her Fifth Amendment rights and refused to testify. Susan H. Avondo, 53, of 8 Howard St., saw a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon brought by Southwick police dismissed at the request of the victim when he asserted his Fifth Amendment rights and refused to testify.

Continued from Page 5 Joseph R. Rollins, 57, of 868 Southampton Road, was held in lieu of $500 cash bail pending a May 7 hearing after he was arraigned on a charge of assault and battery brought by Westfield police. Nathan P. Solitario, 33, of 27 W. Main St., Russell, pleaded guilty to a charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor brought by State Police and was sentenced to a 30 day term in the house of correction with credit for time served awaiting trial. Hector L. Martinez, 22, of 235 Union St., West Springfield, pleaded guilty to a charge of malicious destruction of property valued more than $250 brought by Westfield police and was placed on probation for six months. He was ordered not to abuse the named victim and assessed $90. John R. Smith, 28, of 367 General Knox Road, Russell, was released on his personal recognizance pending a June 4 hearing after he was arraigned on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor,

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Westfield starting pitcher Brent Houle delivers in the first inning against visiting Taconic. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

Houle, Irzyk silence Taconic By CHRIS PUTZ Staff Writer WESTFIELD – The Westfield High School baseball team picked up a narrow victory with a 3-1 win over Taconic Wednesday at Bullens Field. The 2014 tournament MVP, Brent Houle, scattered seven hits and one walk over six innings of one-run ball for

Westfield. Houle recorded six strikeouts before turning the ball over to the team’s other top veteran, Matt Irzyk, who struck out three batters in the final inning to pick up a save. Chris Sullivan led the Westfield offense by going 2-for-3 at the plate with 2 RBIs. Houle had a hit and RBI, and Bombers’ Cody Neidig ad Colin Dunn collected one hit apiece.

Southwick starting pitcher Emily Lachtara delivers to a Sabis batter during the first inning of Friday’s game in Southwick. Lachtara threw a perfect game on Wednesday. (File Photo by Frederick Gore)

Lachtara perfect; Brozinski homers twice By CHRIS PUTZ Staff Writer SOUTHWICK – Southwick-Tolland’s Sam Brozinski belted two home runs, and Emily Lachtara delivered a truly perfect game on the mound for the Rams in Wednesday’s 15-0 rout of visiting Mohawk. Lachtara allowed no hits, no walks, and no runs. She struck out 10 batters. Brozinski went 2-for-3 with two dingers and five RBIs. Jenn Yelin was 3-for-4 with three RBIs for Southwick. Notes: Southwick’s JV team fell to Mohawk 13-9.

WHS chases West Side

Westfield’s Colin Dunn prepares for the bunt during yesterday’s game against visiting Taconic. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

Westfield first baseman Kenny Mclean, right, reaches for the out on Taconic base runner Joey Dewey during yesterday’s game at l Bullens Field. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

By CHRIS PUTZ Staff Writer WESTFIELD – Ten players racked up hits for Westfield in a sharphitting effort, and Sarah McNerney remained perfect on the mound as the Bombers clobbered the West Springfield Terriers, 12-3, on Wednesday. Jules Sharon (3-for-5, 4 RBIs), Jesse Pratt (3-5), Maddy Atkocaitis (3-5), Kate Puza (2-2, 3 RBIs), Analise Eak (3-5, RBI), Karly Mastello (2-4), and Vicki Camp (2-3, RBI) all had multiple hits for Westfield. Bombers’ Lexi Minicucci had a double and two RBIs, Maddie Brockney had a hit and an RBI, and Rachel Swords collected one hit. McNerney scattered six hits over six innings, struck out four batters, and walked one. Taylor Jacques struck out three of the four batters she faced in one inning of relief.

Westfield’s Colin Dunn, rear. beats the tag of Taconic third baseman Steve Witkowsi during yesterday’s game at Bullens Field. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES THURSDAY April 10

FRIDAY April 11

SATURDAY APRIL 12

MONDAY April 14

TUESDAY April 15

WEDNESDAY April 16

WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ V VOLLEYBALL at Rhody Invitational, Time TBA

BOYS’ JV VOLLEYBALL at Sci-Tech, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ V LACROSSE at Northampton, 4 p.m. SOFTBALL vs. Taconic, 4:30 p.m. JV SOFTBALL vs. Taconic, 4:30 p.m. BOYS’ V VOLLEYBALL at Sci-Tech, 5:15 p.m. GIRLS’ JV LACROSSE at Northampton, 5:30 p.m.

BOYS’ V TENNIS at Chicopee Comp, 4 p.m. BOYS’ V LACROSSE vs. Longmeadow, 4 p.m. BOYS’ JV LACROSSE vs. Longmeadow, 4 p.m.

BASEBALL vs. Longmeadow, Bullens Field, 4 p.m. BOYS’ V TENNIS vs. West Springfield, 4 p.m. SOFTBALL vs. Hampshire, 4 p.m. JV SOFTBALL vs. Hampshire, 4 p.m. JV BASEBALL vs. Longmeadow, WHS, 4 p.m. BOYS’ V LACROSSE at South Hadley, S.H. Middle School, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ V LACROSSE vs. St. Mary’s, 4 p.m. BOYS’ JV LACROSSE at South Hadley, 4 p.m. BOYS’ JV VOLLEYBALL at Minnechaug, 4 p.m. BOYS’ V VOLLEYBALL at Minnechaug, 5:15 p.m. GIRLS’ JV LACROSSE vs. St. Mary’s, 5:30 p.m.

BASEBALL vs. Central, Bullens Field, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ V TENNIS vs. Northampton, 4 p.m. JV BASEBALL vs. Central, WHS, 4 p.m.

BOYS’ V TENNIS vs. Sabis, 4 p.m. SOFTBALL at Holyoke, John Young Softball Field, 4 p.m. JV SOFTBALL at Holyoke, Crosier Field, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ V TRACK & FIELD at Holyoke, Roberts Sports Complex, 4 p.m.

BOYS’/GIRLS’ TRACK & FIELD at Hampshire, 3:30 p.m. SOFTBALL vs. McCann Tech, 4 p.m. JV SOFTBALL vs. McCann Tech, 4 p.m.

BASEBALL vs. Monson, 4 p.m. JV BASEBALL vs. Monson, 4 p.m.

SOUTHWICK-TOLLAND REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ TRACK & FIELD at Monson, Moriarty Field @ Granite Valley Middle School, 3:45 p.m. BASEBALL at Ware, Memorial Field, 4 p.m. JV BASEBALL at Ware, 4 p.m.

BOYS’/GIRLS’ TRACK & FIELD at Monson, Moriarty Field @ Granite Valley Middle School, 3:45 p.m. BASEBALL vs. Greenfield, 4 p.m. SOFTBALL at Gateway, 4 p.m. JV BASEBALL vs. Greenfield, 4 p.m.

SOFTBALL vs. Smith Academy, 4 p.m. JV SOFTBALL vs. Smith Academy, 4 p.m.

GATEWAY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL at Sabis, 4 p.m. JV BASEBALL at Sabis, 4 p.m.

BASEBALL at Holyoke Catholic, Sarah Jane Field, 4 p.m. JV BASEBALL at Holyoke Catholic, Anniversary Field, 4 p.m.

BASEBALL vs. Sci-Tech, 4 p.m. SOFTBALL vs. Southwick, 4 p.m.

SAINT MARY HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL vs. Sabis, Bullens Field, 4 p.m. BOYS’ TENNIS vs. Pioneer Valley Christian School, Municipal Tennis Courts, 4 p.m. JV BASEBALL vs. Sabis, Westfield Middle School North, 4 p.m.

GIRLS’ TENNIS vs. Turners Falls, Municipal Tennis Courts, 4 p.m.

BASEBALL at Granby, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ LACROSSE at Westfield, 4 p.m. BOYS’ TENNIS vs. Sabis, Municipal Tennis Courts, 4 p.m. JV BASEBALL at Granby, 4 p.m. BOYS’ LACROSSE at Belchertown, 4 p.m.

GIRLS’ LACROSSE at Cathedral, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ TENNIS at Palmer, 4 p.m.

GIRLS’ LACROSSE at Monson, 4 p.m. BASEBALL vs. Holyoke Catholic, 4 p.m. JV BASEBALL vs. Holyoke Catholic, Site TBD, 4 p.m.

WESTFIELD VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL JV BASEBALL vs. Hopkins Academy, Jachym Field, 3:30 p.m. BASEBALL vs. Hopkins Academy, Bullens Field, 4 p.m. SOFTBALL vs. Pathfinder, Whitney Field, 4 p.m.

BASEBALL at Dean Tech, Springdale Baseball Field, 4:15 p.m.

SOFTBALL at Commerce, Marshall Roy, 4 p.m.

WESTFIELD STATE UNIVERSITY SCHEDULES 2014 Westfield State Softball Schedule

Men’s Golf 2014 Spring Schedule Day DATE OPPONENT TIME April 15 MASCAC Championships Tuesday Blackstone National 10:00 Country Club, Sutton, Mass. Thursday April 17 Western New England University Invitational Veterans Memorial Golf 10:00 Course, Springfield Monday April 21 Assumption College Invitational Heritage Country Club, 10:00 Charlton, Mass. Tuesday April 22 Elms College Invitational Westover Country Club, Granby, Mass. 10:00

Men’s & Women’s Outdoor Track and Field DAY DATE OPPONENT

Place

Saturday

April 19

Springfield College Invitational

Springfield College

Saturday

April 26

MASCAC/Alliance Championships

UMass Dartmouth

New England Division 3 Championships

Springfield College

Fri.-Sat.

May 2-3

Fri.-Sat.

May 9-10

ALL NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

Westfield State

Thu.-Fri.

May 15-16

ECAC Division 3 Championships

RPI, Troy, NY

Thu.-Sat.

May 22-24

NCAA Division 3 National Championships

Ohio Wesleyan

2014 Westfield State Lacrosse Schedule

DAY Thursday Saturday Tuesday Friday Monday Wednesday Saturday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

DATE OPPONEN April 10 KEENE STATE (2) April 12 at Worcester State (2) April 15 at MCLA (2) April 18 at Framingham State (2) April 21 SALEM STATE (2) April 23 SPRINGFIELD (2) April 26 FITCHBURG STATE (2) May 1 May 2 May 3 May 4

TIME 3:00 12:00 2:00 2:00 12:00 3:00 12:00 MASCAC Tournament MASCAC Tournament MASCAC Tournament MASCAC Tournament

Westfield State 2014 Baseball Schedule Day DATE OPPONENT

TIME

Thursday

April 10

UMASS DARTMOUTH

3:30

Saturday

April 12

at Worcester State (2)

12:00

Tuesday

April 15

at MCLA (2)

2:00

Wednesday

April 16

WESTERN NEW ENGLAND

3:30

Friday

April 18

at Framingham State (2)

2:00

DAY DATE OPPONENT

TIME

Thursday

April 10

at Keene State

7:00

Saturday

April 12

WORCESTER STATE

6:00

Tuesday

April 15

at Bridgewater State

7:00

Monday

April 21

SALEM STATE (2)

12:00

Thursday

April 17

at Western Connecticut

7:00

Wednesday

April 23

at Keene State

3:30

Thursday

April 24

EASTERN CONNECTICUT

3:30

Wednesday April 23

FRAMINGHAM STATE

7:00

Saturday

April 26

FITCHBURG STATE (2)

12:00

Saturday

April 26

at Mass. Maritime

1:00

Sunday

April 27

at Curry

12:00

Tuesday

April 29

MASCAC Tournament Quarterfinals

Thursday

May 1

Conference Tournament

TBD

Friday

May 2

Conference Tournament

TBD

Thursday

May 1

MASCAC Tournament Semifinals

Saturday

May 3

Conference Tournament

TBD

Saturday

May 3

MASCAC Tournament Championship

Sunday

May 4

Conference Tournament

TBD


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Westfield attacks the West Springfield goal Wednesday. (Photo by Chris Putz)

Terriers elude Bombers By CHRIS PUTZ Staff Writer WEST SPRINGFIELD – The Westfield High School girls’ lacrosse team suffered a heartbreaker. Westfield rallied late on the road at West Springfield Wednesday, but fell one goal short 16-15 to the Terriers at Clark Field. “We just got off to a slow start in the second half,” Bombers coach Paul Fenwick said. “Although we made a great attempt at the end to pull within one, we ran out of steam.” Brittany Hutchinson (4 goals, 1 assist), Victoria Whalen (3 goals, 2 assists), and Ashlee Owen (4 goals) led Westfield’s offensive attack. Two players scored six goals apiece for West Side.

Wahconah 14, St. Mary 6 WESTFIELD – Andrea Watson scored a team-high three goals for St. Mary in a home loss. Saints’ Lauren Chapdelaine had two goals, and Aisling Smith added one. Taylor Marshall had one assist. Three Wahconah players recorded three goals apiece. St. Mary goalie Carissa Foley finished with six saves. BOYS’ RESULTS Westfield 10, Northampton 2 WESTFIELD – The Westfield High School boys’ lacrosse team fired up a 10-0 lead in the first half en route to a 10-2 rout of Northampton Wednesday. Sam Scarfo (4 goals, 3 assists) and Matt Chlastawa (2 goals, 3 assists) led the Westfield

Westfield’s Mackenzie Millikan makes a play with the ball. (Photo by Chris Putz) attack. Bombers’ Luke Chlastawa (2 goals), Ben Geschwind (1 goal, 1 assist), Zach Kuzon (1 goal), and Zach Gentle (1 assist) also contributed. Westfield goalie Jake Cupak finished with eight saves. Cupak was aided by a super defensive effort

from Noah Swords, Corey Ward, Jordan Bein, Kevin Chambers, Kane Miller, Mitchell Weiss, and Sam Evans. “They’ve been playing good all season,” Westfield coach Mark Cavallon said of his defensive unit. “They shut (Northampton) down today.”

St. Mary’s Andrea Watson sprints past a defender. (Photo by Chris Putz)

St. Mary’s Lauren Chapdelaine (17) takes on the Wahconah defensive front Wednesday at Boardman Field. (Photo by Chris Putz)

WHS boys’ tennis sweep SPRINGFIELD – The Westfield boys’ tennis team pitched a shutout Wednesday. Westfield blanked Renaissance 5-0 on the road at Blunt Park. The Bombers swept singles play with Jacob Barbieri (6-1, 6-0), Chris Unger (6-1, 6-1), and Tristin Viale (6-2, 6-0) winning at the No. 1, 2, and 3 spots, respectively. Top doubles pair, Alec Best and Casey McKenzie, won 6-1, 6-4 for Westfield. Teammates Rob Bernadara and Rob Maxton also picked up a victory for the Bombers with a 6-0, 6-4 effort.

St. Mary’s Lauren Chapdelaine (17) takes on the Wahconah defensive front Wednesday at Boardman Field. (Photo by Chris Putz)


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Annie’s Mailbox By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar

Losing sleep Dear Annie: My husband and I live in Minnesota. His 78-year-old stepbrother lives by himself in Florida. “Horace” has a part-time job and goes to church regularly, but otherwise sticks to himself. He has only a nodding acquaintance with the neighbors. We are his only family. We are the ones who initiate phone calls and send cards on holidays. He never calls us. We used to email, but he stopped using his computer. Horace is healthy, but I worry so much about what will happen to him when his health declines. He has no one nearby who can help. If he became incapacitated or died suddenly, we’d be completely in the dark as to how to proceed with his financial affairs. He did give us a copy of his living will, and we know where his burial plot is, but that’s it. My husband and his brother both think there’s no sense in worrying about things until they happen. But by then, it will be too late. I don’t know how to approach Horace about making plans for the inevitable. I once asked him to consider moving to Minnesota, but he didn’t respond, and besides, I doubt he’d actually come back to the cold after all this time. My husband won’t be retiring for another eight years, so it’s not as if we can take off and visit whenever. Where can we turn for help? -Losing Sleep in Minnesota Dear Losing: You are kind to worry about Horace and smart to plan ahead, but there’s only so much you can do without his cooperation. Ask Horace whether he’d mind if you spoke to his neighbors to get their phone numbers and email addresses so you can contact them if he becomes unreachable. Perhaps Horace would allow you to make a copy of his house key in case of emergency. Visit his church and find out whether there is a program to check on the members who live alone. Also suggest to Horace that he leave financial information with his banker or lawyer. And should Horace become ill or require care, you could contact Eldercare Locator (1-800-677-1116; eldercare.gov) or ask about hiring a geriatric care manager (caremanager.org) to handle the details. Dear Annie: Can I make a suggestion for people who are downsizing or for any other reason don’t want to keep old items around? Please tell them to consider photographing these things. That way, they still have a visual record but can discard the actual item. They also can scan these photographs and keep digital records. This works particularly well if the items are pictures. They can simply scan them into their computer and give copies to as many people as might be interested. The photos can be printed out if you want or put into digital photo frames. I love watching pictures of my past pop up and cycle through on these frames. And getting rid of clutter was an added benefit. -- Getting Organized for Retirement Dear Organized: Folks often think they need to keep originals of everything, but unless your items are historically valuable and worth professional preservation, those family photographs will fade and old letters will disintegrate. Keeping digitized records is a good idea, although people should create a backup copy (whether on a flash drive, CD or cloud). Dear Annie: I have a different take on “Tears in Vermont,” the couple whose son was a recovering addict and had moved away with his girlfriend and wanted no contact with his parents. “Tears” said their son lived with them until he was 30. It sounds as if the parents are enablers and may have been part of the problem. It’s no coincidence that after moving away, he’s turned his life around. If they truly love that son and have a choice between estranged and clean, or in contact but an addict, they should be happy with estrangement. -- Seen It Before Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column.

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If you desire to make any objection or defense to said complaint you or your attorney must April 3, 10, 17, 2014 file a written appearance and an answer under oath, setting forth COMMONWEALTH OF clearly and specifically your obMASSACHUSETTS jections or defense to each part LAND COURT of said complaint, in the office of DEPARTMENT OF the Recorder of said Court in THE TRIAL COURT Boston (at 3 Pemberton Square, Room 507, Boston, MA 02108), CITATION or in the office of the Assistant Recorder of said Court at the (SEAL) Registry of Deeds at Springfield, in the County of HampCase No. 10 REG 43455 den, where a copy of the plan Plaintiff: Boisvere et al filed with said complaint is deposited, on or before the fifth To the Commonwealth of Mas- day of May next. sachusetts, Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Unless an appearance is so filed Wetlands and Waterways; To by or for you, your default will be the City of Westfield, a municip- recorded, the said complaint will al corporation, located in the be taken as confessed and you County of Hampden, and said will be forever barred from conCommonwealth; To the City testing said complaint or any Clerk, Conservation Commis- judgment entered thereon. sion, and Ruth Wroth, all of said Westfield; Daniel B. Jones, LoriWITNESS, JUDITH C. CUTAnn Jones, Nancy Demers, Pa- LER, Chief Justice of said Court, tricia Rubner, Carol Mooney, Di- this twenty-seventh day of ana Falvo, Brian W. Card , March, in the year two thouRobert Lange, and Dolores sand fourteen. Lange, all of Southampton, County of Hampshire, and said DEBORAH J. PATTERSON, Commonwealth; Eugene S. PiRECORDER card, of Easthampton, County of Hampshire, and said Common- From the office of: Bart Heemwealth; Ronald Picard, of Holy- skerk, Esquire, 75 Market Place, oke, County of Hampden, and Springfield, MA 01103. said Commonwealth; and to all whom it may concern:

0001 Legal Notices

Whereas, a complaint has been presented to said Court by Brian G. Boisvere, of said Westfield; and Heather L. Langone, of West Springfield, County of Hampden, and said Commonwealth, to register and confirm their title in the following described land:

April 10, 2014 COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THE TRAIL COURT PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT

A certain parcel of land with the buildings thereon, situate in said Hampden Probate Westfield, bounded and de- and Family Court scribed as follows: 50 State Street Springfield, MA 01103 Easterly by Belanger Road, 15.98 feet and 67.27 feet, reDocket No. HD14P0305GD spectively; NOTICE AND ORDER S o u t h e r l y b y l a n d n o w o r PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT formerly of Lori A. Jones and OF GUARDIAN OF A MINOR Daniel B. Jones, about 134 feet; and In the interests of: IVALICE M. FERNANDEZ Westerly by Pequot Ponds; Of: SOUTHWICK, MA Minor Northerly by land now or formerly of Nancy Demers et al, NOTICE TO ALL about 136 feet. INTERESTED PARTIES 1. Hearing Date/Time: A hearPlaintiffs admit the above de- ing on a Petition for Appointscribed land is subject to the fol- ment of Guardian of a Minor filed lowing: on 02/20/2014 by Pamela A Platner of Southwick, MA will 1. Rights of the easement as set be held 05/12/2014 01:15 PM forth in an agreement, dated Au- Guardianship of Minor Hearing gust 25, 1964, duly recorded Located 50 State Street, 4th with Hampden County Registry Floor, Springfield, MA 01103. of Deeds, in Book 3079, Page 2. Response to Petition: You 52; may respond by filing a written response to the Petition or by 2. Life estate of Gregory H . appearing in person at the hearB o i s v e r e a n d D i a n n e M . ing. If you choose to file a writBoisvere as set forth in a deed, ten response, you need to: dated October 27, 2001, in Book File the original with the Court; 12076, Page 91; and Mail a copy to all interested 3. License #12164 issued by parties at least five (5) business Commonwealth of Massachu- days before the hearing. setts, Dept of Environmental 3. Counsel for the Minor: The Protection, duly recorded on minor (or an adult on behalf of June 16, 2008, in Book 17346, the minor) has the right to rePage 387. quest that counsel be appointed for the minor. 4. rights to utility pole, as shown 4. Presence of the Minor at on said plan crossing locus; Hearing: A minor over age 14 has the right to be present at The above-described land is any hearing, unless the Court shown on a plan filed with said finds that it is not in the minor’s complaint and all boundary lines best interests. are claimed to be located on the ground as shown on said plan. THIS IS A LEGAL NOTICE: An important court proceeding that If you desire to make any objec- may affect your rights has been tion or defense to said com- scheduled. If you do not underplaint you or your attorney must stand this notice or other court file a written appearance and an papers, please contact an attoranswer under oath, setting forth ney for legal advice. clearly and specifically your objections or defense to each part Date: April 3, 2014 of said complaint, in the office of the Recorder of said Court in Suzanne T. Seguin Boston (at 3 Pemberton Square, Register of Probate Room 507, Boston, MA 02108), or in the office of the Assistant Recorder of said Court at the Registry of Deeds at Springfield, in the County of Hampden, where a copy of the plan filed with said complaint is deposited, on or before the fifth day of May next. Unless an appearance is so filed by or for you, your default will be recorded, the said complaint will be taken as confessed and you will be forever barred from contesting said complaint or any judgment entered thereon. WITNESS, JUDITH C. CUTLER, Chief Justice of said Court, this twenty-seventh day of March, in the year two thousand fourteen. DEBORAH J. PATTERSON, RECORDER From the office of: Bart Heemskerk, Esquire, 75 Market Place, Springfield, MA 01103.

THIS IS A LEGAL NOTICE: An important court proceeding that may affect your rights has been scheduled. If you do not understand this notice or other court papers, please contact an attorney for legal advice.

2003 FORD TAURUS SE, grey, 124K miles, automatic, air, cruise, power steering, brakes, AM-FM/CD, power windows, locks. $3,000. or BO. Call (860)250-9905.

Date: April 3, 2014

TIMOTHY'S AUTO SALES. Stop by and see us! We might Suzanne T. Seguin have exactly what you're lookRegister of Probate ing for, if not, left us find it for you! Bartlett Street, Westfield. (413)568-2261. Specializing in vehicles under $4,000. April 10, 2014

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THE TRIAL COURT PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT

0170 Campers/RV’’s

2013 CHEROKEE 17ft. Wolf Pup, fully self contained camper, super light weight, pulls with 6 cylidner. Used on 4 weeks. Hampden Probate Bathroom, queen heated bed, and Family Court plus dinette, heat and hot water, 50 State Street AC, microwave, stove, refrigeratSpringfield, MA 01103 or, TV, stereo, retrackable awn(413)748-7758 ing. Like new. $10,900. SouthDocket No. HD14P0680EA wick (774)810-0926. CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION Estate of: JOANNE MONCZKA Date of Death: 10/25/2013 To all interested persons: A Petition has been filed by: Robert W Monczka of Westfield, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order of testacy and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. And also requesting that: Robert W Monczka of Westfield, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond. You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before: 10:00 a.m. on 05/06/2014. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an Affidavit of Objections within thirty (30) days of the return date, action may be taken without further notice to you. The estate is being administered under formal procedure by the Personal Representative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but recipients are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. WITNESS, Hon. Anne M Geoffrion, First Justice of this Court. Date: April 07, 2014 Suzanne T. Seguin Register of Probate

0180 Help Wanted

ASSISTANT BEACH MANAGER Town of Southwick Park & Recreation Commission The Town is seeking interested candidates for the position of Assistant Beach Manager for the Park & Recreation Commission. The Assistant Beach Manager is responsible for assisting the Beach Manager with the administration and direction of all work functions on South Pond Beach. Assistant Beach Manager will assist in assigning responsibility, schedule, overseeing all employees, evaluating employees and overseeing the day to day operations of the beach. Hours a week: approximately 20. Assistant Director will be required to work some weekends as the beach is open 7 days a week. In the absence of the Beach Director the Assistant shall be in charge of the beach. Position is for approx. 9 weeks. Requirements: High School Diploma, 1+ years of prior supervisory experience. Preferred but not required: Life Guard Certification (open water), Standard First Aid and CPR Certification. A copy of the job description and employment application can be obtained by contacting the Board of Selectmen’s Office at (413)569-5995. The rate of pay is $11.00 per hour. Applications must be submitted to the: Board of Selectmen’s Office 454 College Highway Southwick, MA 01077 by end of business April 30, 2014. The Town of Southwick is an ADA/EOE/AA employer

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0180 Help Wanted MECHANIC – Full-time fleet mechanic for 30 school buses and vans, full benefits. Valid MA CDL license and computer experience required. Please send resume and letter of interest by 4/22/14 to: Stephen Presnal, Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional School District, 86 Powder Mill Road, Southwick, MA 01077. EOE.

BEACH MANAGER Town of Southwick Park & Recreation Commission The Town is seeking interested candidates for the position of Beach Manager for the Park & Recreation Commission. The Beach Manager is responsible for the administration and direction of all work functions on South Pond Beach. Director will assign responsibility, schedule, oversee all employees, evaluate employees and oversee the day to day operations of the beach. Director will be required to work some weekends as the beach is open 7 days a week. Position is for approximately 30 hours per week for approximately 9 weeks. Requirements: High School Diploma, 1+ years’ of prior supervisory experience. Preferred but not required: Life Guard Certification (open water), Standard First Aid and CPR Certification. Hours a week: +/- 32 hours. A copy of the job description and employment application can be obtained by contacting the: Board of Selectmen's Office at (413)5695995. The rate of pay is $12.00 per hour. Applications must be submitted to the: Board of Selectmen’s Office 454 College Highway Southwick, MA 01077 by end of business April 30, 2014 The Town of Southwick is an ADA/EOE/AA employer

Landscape Construction General Contracting

Now interviewing for:

Crew Leader General Laborer We specialize in Landscape Construction and General Contracting from design concept to finished product. We install a variety of different projects including: plantings, patios, walkways, retaining walls, porches, decks, garages, sheds and more. The successful Crew Leader candidate will have leadership experience in landscape construction, horticulture, or general contracting. Driver’s license with good driving record and DOT card required. Hoister’s license preferred. Call 413-562-4703 or email resume to cathy@hblcorp.net. www.hblcorp.net

0180 Help Wanted

CARPENTER'S HELPER with some finish carpentry experience. Work involves various tasks related to construction projects. You should have a valid driver's license, basic hand tools, good work ethics, be dependable and willing to work. Apply at: 456 Southampton Road, Westfield MA Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (413)5688614.

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KOSINSKI FARM, WESTFIELD, MA needs 2 temporary workers 5/15/2014 to 12/15/2014, work tools, supplies, equipment provided without cost to worker. Housing will be available without cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day. Transportation reimbursement and subsistence is provided upon completion of 15 days or 50% of the work contract. Work is guaranteed for 3/4 of the workdays during the contract period. $11.22 per hr. Applicants apply at, CareerPoint; 781-769-4120 508-771-5627 850 High St; Holyoke MA 01040 or apply for the job at the nearest local office of the SWA. Job order #3845174. 1. plant transplants into fields by hand and/or with mechanical transplanters as directed by farm supervisor and according to crop. 2. Hoe, thin and weed by hand as directed by supervisor, according to crop and conditions of fields. 3 Hand pick, grade, and pack vegetables and fruit crops. 4. Cut vegetables to be harvested with a knife or pruning shears, place in basket or crate and carry to edge of field for pick up. 5. Load trailers with harvested produce including lifting of 50 pound boxes. 6. Plant, cultivate and harvest field tobacco which includes Chopping stalks, hooking plants onto laths, transporting into barn and hanging in shed. 7. Participate in washing, cooling, pelletizing and general handling of produce. 8. Assemble boxes and other containers for produce 9. Move and set up irrigation pipe 10. Harvest fruit crops including apples and blueberries which can require the climbing of ladders and great care as to not induce bruising of fruit. 11. Repair poles and wire and assist in putting up and taking down polypropylene mesh netting over blueberries for bird protection. 12. Requires the regular handling of crates of produce which will require lifting of 50 pounds, fertilizer bags of up to 50 lbs 13. Perform other harvesting and growing-related activities that may arise over the course of the season. 14. Work outside in all types of weather except when conditions may be hazardous, such as during electrical storms, etc. (Rain gear will be provided by employer.) 15. Maintain greenhouses including plant maintenance, sanitation and the harvest of crops grown within. 16. May be required to drive tractor and/or farm truck in fields. 17. Apple picking requires supporting weight of up to 50 lbs in neck harness picking basket for up to 8 hours per day. 1 month experience required in work listed.


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WWW.THEWESTFIELDNEWS.COM 0180 Help Wanted DRIVERS: LOCAL WINDSOR! Start: $21.50 hour! Overtime Available! Full Comprehensive Benefits Package! 1 yearr ClassA CDL Experience required. CPC Logistics: (800)246-9869. NEWSPAPER DELIVERY ROUTES AVAILABLE WESTFIELD 1) Castle Hill Road, Deborah Lane, Hillside Road. (15 customers) 2) Briarcliff Drive, Eastwood Drive, Leaview Drive, Sunbriar Drive, Woodcliff Drive. (16 customers). 3) Christopher Drive, Grandview Drive, Joseph Avenue, Marla Circle. (12 customers). 4) Forest Avenue, Grove Avenue, Juniper Avenue, Klondike Avenue, Springdale Street. (9 customers). Call Miss Hartman at: The Westfield News (413) 562-4181 Ext. 117

RESIDENTIAL SUPPORT & RELIEF POSITIONS

0180 Help Wanted

GATES & CONCESSION Town of Southwick Park & Recreation Commission The Town is seeking interested candidates for the position of Gates and Concession employee. The occupant is responsible for collecting money at South Pond Beach and performing necessary maintenance and cleaning activities as assigned by the Beach Managers. The occupant is expected to be able to perform the daily aspects of the job without direct supervision. The Park and Recreation Commission and the Beach Managers have general supervision over the position. Concession is responsible for serving guests items from the Concession stand. The occupant must have experience with a cash register, be able to make change and perform necessary maintenance and cleaning activities as assigned by the Beach Managers. There is minor cooking involved. The Park and Recreation Commission and the Beach Managers have general supervision over the position. The hours per week +/- 20 hours per week; expected to work weekends.

0180 Help Wanted

0180 Help Wanted

DRIVERS CONSTRUCTION. Class A&B dump, lowbed and/or vac tank. Minimum 3 years of experience with clean driving record. Located in hilltowns. Call between 9a.m.-5p.m. (413)8482858.

HAIRSTYLIST WITH experience and clientele wanted. Must be talented and enthusiastic in all phases of hair design. Great commission and paid vacation. Please call Tina (413)348-1003 for your confidential interview.

PART TIME FLOOR cleaning positions available in Westfield. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 5:00-9:00 p.m. For immediate consideration, please call (413)532-4160 then press 2.

DRIVERS FULL-TIME $2,500 Sign-On Bonus

LIFEGUARD Town of Southwick Park & Recreation Commission The Town is seeking interested candidates for the position of Life Guard for the Park & Recreation Commission. As Life Guard at the Southwick South Pond Beach you are responsible for the safety and security of visitors and guests both on the beach and in the water. Requirements: 9th Grade Education, Standard First Aid and CPR Certification, Life Guard Certification.

A copy of the job description and employment application can be obtained by contacting the Board of Selectmen’s Office at (413)5695995. The rate of pay is $8.00 per hour.

Preferred Requirement: Open water certified; if not you will need to be by the opening day of beach. If hired as a life guard we can have a class set up for you to be open water certified (you will take class at your own expense). Hours: approx. 22 hours per week for approx. 9 weeks. A copy of the job description and employment application can be obtained by contacting the Board of Selectmen’s Office at 5695995. The rate of pay is $10.00 per hour.

Applications must be submitted to the:

Applications must be submitted to the:

Board of Selectmen’s Office 454 College Highway Southwick, MA 01077 by end of business April 30, 2014.

Board of Selectmen’s Office 454 College Highway Southwick, MA 01077 by end of business day April 30, 2014

The Town of Southwick is an ADA/EOE/AA employer

The Town of Southwick is an ADA/EOE/AA employer

Local company seeks qualified Class A Drivers, 1 year experience, 100,000 miles. Good driving record with no DUI's. Must be dependable. Hub miles, stop pay. Full benefits package available. Uniforms provided. 350 mile running area, good equipment. Previous applicants need not apply.

We currently have a full-time position open for Residential Support and Relief (per diem) positions in the West Springfield/Westfield area for those of you looking to make a difference in someone’s life. This position includes assisting individuals with developmental disabilities in ADL’s, community inclusion and in supporting them to attain their personal goals. Positions require a valid US driver’s license and a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. Apply on line at:

www.bcarc.org Send your resume to:

BCARC 395 South Street Pittsfield, MA 01201 Equal Opportunity Employer/AA

0180 Help Wanted WAITRESSES NEEDED. Must be 18 or older. Days, evenings and weekends. Apply in person: Roma Restaurant, 350 Southwick Road, Southwick. OFFICE CLEANING POSITION. We are currently seeking motivated people to help our team with our continually growing residential clientele. No experience necessary but must be neat in appearance and have excellent customer service skills and the ability to pass a background check. Part time positions available for days, evenings. Flexible hours. On the job training for the right candidates. Please call (413)579-4719.

0185

0220 Music Instruction ALICE'S PIANO STUDIO. Piano, organ and keyboard lessons. All ages, all levels. Call (413)5682176.

WESTFIELD SCHOOL OF MUSIC offers instrumental, vocal and electronic private lessons, as well as "Happy Feet", babies, toddlers) classes. Visit our web site at: westfieldschoolofmusic .com or call at (413)642-5626.

0255 Articles For Sale CANOE 17ft. Grumman aluminum, 80's vintage. $400. Log splitter, commercial grade, 4 way splitter, $1,000. Call Ron (413)562-3395.

Medical/Dental Help CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Opening available for Certified Medical Assistant in a busy ENT/Allergy Practice in Holyoke. Position is full time. (36 hours/week). Duties include maintaining exam rooms, ordering MRI's, CT scans and Labs. Also, patient triage and calling in scripts. We offer a competitive salary and benefits. Certification is required. Please send your resume by fax to:

(413)536-7195 Attention: Office Supervisor

COCA-COLA ITEMS, books, glassware, costume jewelry, handmade linens, etc. Call for more information (413)5681251.

MATTRESS LIQUIDATION Save 50%-75% Off Retail *Queen Pillow Top sets $150. *Full sets $145. *King sets $275. $40. Down Take Home Today! www.mattressmandan.com

Supplies Are Limited! Call Dan (413)977-6144

Apply in person at: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. 58 Wyoming Street Ludlow, MA 01056 (413)589-0515

DRIVERS: LOCAL AGAWAM, MA. Dry Van Openings. Great Pay, Benefits! CDL-A, 1 year experience required. Estenson Logistics. Apply: www.goelc.com (866)336-9642.

DRIVERS: Now Hiring Owner Operators 85% of Gross, 40% Advance. O/OP's with own Authority Welcome Lease trucks Available. (866)572-7297.

DRIVERS/DELIVERY. Class A, B,&,D. Call T.J. Bark Mulch for more details (413)569-2400.

PART-TIME RECEPTIONIST. Nights, Weekends and Holidays. Apply in person: The American Inn, 1 Sawmill Park, Southwick MA.

YARD PERSON

0265 Firewood

Part-Time

Part time seasonal position for loam, mulch and stone sales yard. Small local company seeking yard person to load product for customer and to make local deliveries. Days and hours of work are Monday, Wednesday and some Fridays 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Applicants must have knowledgeable experience operating Bobcat and Loader. Good driving history and references required. Interested parties may call:

CNA’S, HHA’S & COMPANIONS Sugar Hill at Home-Home Care Agency is seeking responsible and motivated Certified Nursing Assistants, Home Health Aides as well as Companions to come grow with us.

or e-mail letter of interest with qualifications and references.

We have opportunities in the Sandisfield, New Boston area. All applicants must possess a background in healthcare services and have reliable transportation.

information@ raymaakers.com

Please call (413)499-1777

(413)562-0601

for more information and to request an application. An Equal Opportunity Employer/AA

A SEASONED LOG TRUCK LOAD of hardwood, (at least 7 cords when you process) for only $700 plus (depends on delivery distance). Call CHRIS at (413)454-5782.

AFFORDABLE FIREWOOD. Seasoned and green. Cut, split, delivered. Any length. Now ready for immediate delivery. Senior and bulk discount. Call (413)848-2059, (413)530-4820.

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

SILO DRIED FIREWOOD. (128cu.ft.) guaranteed. For prices call Keith Larson (413)537-4146.


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

0295 Boats ALUMACRAFT BOAT 1995, 16'5" WITH GALVANIZED TRAILER Includes: 20HP & 6HP, 42" trolling Evinrudes, side instrument console, Lowrance fish finder, 3 seats, 3 rod holders, 2 down riggers, 2 down rigger rods, travel cover, Biminy top, 2 anchors, 2 navigation lights, happy troller. Maintained by dealer. Very clean. Asking $6,500. Call (413)562-2198

0315 Tag Sales WESTFIELD 17 SCENIC ROAD. Friday, Saturday, April 11&12. 9:30-3:30. Toys, clothing, household items, generator and more. No early birds!

0320 Craft Fairs

EASTER BASKETS & BAKE SALE

0340 Apartment

WESTFIELD 2 bedroom apartments, large closets, free heat and hot water included, laundry, WESTFIELD 2nd floor apart- p a r k i n g . P o s s i b l e p e t . ment, walking distance to center $895/month. (413)562-2266. of Westfield and park. 4 bedrooms, 1 bath, washer/dryer hookup, gas heat. $1,000/month WESTFIELD SPACIOUS 1 bedplus utilities. No pets. Off street room efficiency apartment. parking. First, last, security. Call Basement with washer/dryer, off for appointment (413)210-1059. street parking. $650/month plus utilities. Close to WSU. Sorry no pets. First, last, security. Greg or Paula (413)572-2652. WESTFIELD large, 1st floor, 2 bedroom apartment. Hardwood floors, washer/dryer hookups. Across the street from church, WESTFIELD, 1st floor, 1 bedplayground, school. Available room, kitchen and bath. No pets. May 1st. $900/month. First, last, $595/month plus electric. First, security required. Call (860)335- last, security. Call (413)2508377. 4811.

WESTFIELD Beautiful 2 bedroom townhouse, clean, quiet, 1-1/2 bath, carpeting, appliances, hot water included. Very reasonable heat cost. Sorry no pets. From $795/month. Call for more information (860)485-1216 Equal Housing Opportunity.

Over 25 Easter baskets. Dessert pies, breads, fudge and other goodies. 6 Searle Road on Norwich Hill Huntington, MA (Via Routes 66 & 112) For information call Dianne (413)667-0140

0339 Landlord Services DASHE-INTEL Comprehensive Landlord Services Tenant screening including criminal background and credit checks. Call Steve or Kate (413) 579-1754 www.DasheIntel.com

0340 Apartment WESTFIELD 3rd floor efficiency apartment. Recently remodeled, kitchen with lots of cabinet space, appliances included. Dining room, living room, laundry hookups in basement, quiet neighborhood, off street parking. No pets. Non smoker. $525/month plus utilities. (413)374-8803.

PARK SQUARE TOWNHOUSES WESTFIELD

$840-$860/month with $40. heat discount * Deluxe 2 bedroom townhouses, 1 1/2 baths, spacious, closets * Dishwasher, wall/wall carpeting * Air conditioning, laundry facilities, 900 sq.ft.. private entrances 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.

WESTFIELD 1&2 bedroom apartments, rent includes heat and hot water. Excellent size and location. No dogs. Call weekdays (413)786-9884.

To Advertise 413-562-4181 • CT 860-745-0424

DEADLINE: 2PM THE DAY BEFORE E-mail: dianedisanto@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com WESTFIELD, 2nd floor, 2 bed- 0370 Office Space room, kitchen, living room, bath, enclosed porch. No pets. $795/month plus utilities. First, W E S T F I E L D 8 2 B R O A D last, security. (413)250-4811. STREET. 850sq.ft. 4 room office suite available. Utilities included. Call (413)562-2295.

0345 Rooms

0410 Mobile Homes WARREN family country park. 1984, 3 bedroom, 14'x66', new heat, deck, private yard. All appliances. $19,900. DASAP (413)593-9961. dasap.mhvillage .com

0375 Business Property

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

FOR SALE BY OWNER. 3 family house on 0.47ac Business A zoned in downtown Westfield. Excellent potential for a variety of businesses. Price negotiable. For more information call ROOM TO RENT in a quiet ( 4 1 3 ) 4 5 4 - 3 2 6 0 . neighborhood. Kitchen and laundry privilege. Heat, A/C, utilities. Available now to non-smoker. MONTGOMERY 5 miles from $ 6 0 0 / m o n t h , W e s t f i e l d . Westfield. Spacious office in(413)355-2338 or (413)562- c l u d e s u t i l i t i e s a n d W i F i . $350/month. Call (413)9777341. WESTFIELD. AVAILABLE JUNE 6277. 1ST. Large 2nd floor, 2 bedroom apartment. Newly re- 0355 House Rental 0390 Homes For Sale modeled. Washer/dryer hookups. Hardwood floors & ceramic SINGLE FAMILY 3 bedroom tile. Private yard, off street parkRUSSELL, 5 room, 2 bedroom, ing and garage. $950/month. Pet Cape style home for rent. Hard- 1 bath. Updated plumbing, elecwood in bedrooms. Located in free, smoke free. Applications tric. Town utilities. 155 Main being taken. Looking for long quiet/private neighborhood a Street. $104,000. (508) 259term tenants. (413)562-9117. mile from Stanley Park, West- 1856. field. $1,250. Dianna (413)5307136.

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

LAWN MOWING, Spring/Fall cleanups, hedge trimming and all your landscaping needs. (413)626-6122 or visit: www.haggerscape.com

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First Congregational Church of Huntington will hold a Fundraiser Saturday, April 12th 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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

SEPTIC SYSTEMS, house sites, demolition, land clearing, driveways, stumping, patios, retaining walls, walkways. CORMIER LANDSCAPING, (413)822-0739.

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 Flooring/Floor Sanding Since 1984. (413)569-9973. WAGNER RUG & FLOORING, LLC. 95 www.davedavidsonremodeling.com MAINLINE DRIVE, WESTFIELD. A RON JOHNSON’S FLOOR SAND(413)568-0520. One stop shopping for ING. Installation, repairs, 3 coats all your floors. Over 40 years in busi- polyurethane. Free estimates. (413) 569-3066. ness. www.wagnerrug.com

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

Drywall T-BEST DRYWALL. Complete professional drywall at amateur prices. Our ceilings are tops! Call Mike 413-8218971. Free estimates.

Electrician POEHLMAN ELECTRIC. All types of wiring. Free estimates, insured. SPECIALIZING IN PORTABLE AND WHOLE HOUSE KOHLER GENERATORS, SERVICE UPGRADES, SMALL JOBS, POOLS. Gutter deicing cables installed. I answer all calls! Prompt service, best prices. Lic. #A-16886. (413)562-5816. TURCOTTE ELECTRIC. 30+ years experience. Electrical installations, emergency service work. Generac portable or whole house generator installations. HVAC controls and energy saving green technology upgrades. Fully insured. All calls answered. Master’s Lic #A-18022. (413)214-4149. JIM FERRIS ELECTRIC. Senior discount. No job too small! Insured, free estimates. 40 years experience. Lic. #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.

Gutter Cleaning

DELREO HOME IMPROVEMENT for all your exterior home improvement needs. Roofing, siding, windows, decks and gutters. Call for free quote. Extensive references, fully licensed & insured in MA. & CT. www.delreohomeimprovement.com Call Gary Delcamp (413)569-3733.

RAIN GUTTERS CLEANED, REPAIRED. Antennas removed, chimneys repaired and chimney caps installed. Roof leaks repaired, vent areas sealed. Sr. citizen discount. Insured. Free estimates. H.I. Johnson TOM DISANTO Home Improvements Services. (413)596-8859 before 9p.m. The best choice for all interior and exterior building and remodeling. Specializing Hauling in the design and building of residential additions, since 1985. Kitchens, baths, #1 PHIL'S DUMP RUNS/DEMOLITION. siding, windows, decks, porches, sunRemoval of any items in cellars, attics, rooms, garages. License #069144. MA etc... Also brush removal and small dem- Reg. #110710. FREE ESTIMATES, olition (sheds, decks, fences, one car REFERENCES, FULLY INSURED. Call garages). Fully insured. Free esti- Tom (413)568-7036. mates. Phil (413)525-2892, (413)265PAUL MAYNARD CONSTRUCTION. 6380. All your carpentry needs. (413)386A DUMP TRUCK. Attic, cellars, yard, 4606. Did your windows fail with the scrap metal removal. Seasoned Fire- cold weather? Don't wait another year! wood. (413)569-1611, (413)374-5377. Call Paul for replacement windows. Many new features available. Windows A.R.A. JUNK REMOVAL SERVICE. are built in CT. All windows installed by Furniture, trash, appliances. Full house Paul, owner of Paul Maynard Concleanouts, basements, attics, yards. struction. My name is on my work. Furnace and hot water heater removal. 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE. Free estimate on phone. Senior dis- R.J. FENNYERY HOME IMPROVEcount. Call Pete (413)433-0356. MENT'S. Professional roofing & siding contractor. All types of home www.arajunkremoval.com. repairs. Expert emergency leak repair. Reasonable rates. MA Lic. Home & Office Cleaning #CS066849. MA Reg. #149909. Call Bob (413)736-0276. RJFennyery. CLEANING SERVICE. VERY REA- com SONABLE - 8 years experience. We can help you keep your house in perfect condition. Satisfaction guaranteed. Home Maintenance Free estimates. Excellent references. Call (413)455-9633. HANDYMAN/CARPENTER. All home repairs: Honey to do list, bathroom reHome Improvement modeling, tile work, sheetrock repairs, winterization. No job too small. 35 years profressional experience. (413)519BRUNO ANTICO BUILDING RE- 3251.

House Painting

Landscaping/Lawn Care

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 !!

S.E. LANDSCAPING. Lawn mowing, mulch, spring cleanups, gutter cleaning, pressure washing. Call (413)977-1105.

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.

Masonry 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.

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

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, Landscaping/Lawn Care complete tear off, ice and water protection barrier systems, skylight repairs. CORMIER LANDSCAPING. Spring Snow & ice removal. FREE gutter cleanups, lawn service, mulching, cleaning with any roof repair or roof job. retaining walls, excavating, decks, 10% senior discount. Free estimates. driveways, MA. Lic. #170091. Call (413)977-5701

KELSO FAMILY PAINTING. Filling summer schedule for exterior painting, interior painting anytime. Call Kyle (413)667-3395.

patios, tree work, stone work. Call (413)822-0739.

Tree Service A BETTER OPTION - GRANFIELD

LAWN MOWING, Spring/Fall cleanups, TREE SERVICE. Tree Removal, Land hedge trimming and all your landscaping Clearing, Excavating. Firewood, Log needs.(413)626-6122 or visit: www.hag- Truck Loads. (413)569-6104. gerscape.com PLUMLEY LANDSCAPE, INC. Call us today for all your landscape needs. Landscape design and planting, irrigation installation and repair, and complete yard renovations. Drainage problems, stump grinding, chipper service, bobcat service, gravel driveways, excavation and demolition, including getting rid of that unwanted pool. (413)862-4749.

AMERICAN TREE & SHRUB. Professional fertilizing, planting, pruning, cabling and removals. Free estimates, fully insured. Please call Ken 5690469.

CONRAD TREE SERVICE. Expert tree removal. Prompt estimates. T&S LANDSCAPING. Highest quality, Crane work. Insured. “After 34 lowest prices. Lawn mowing. Residential\commercial. No lawns to small. years, we still work hard at being #1.” (413)562-3395. Weekly, biweekly. (413)330-3917.

MODELING.Kitchens, additions, decks, rec rooms, more. Prompt, reUpholstery liable service, free estimates. Mass JOSEPH’S HANDYMAN COMPANY. Registered #106263, licensed & in- Carpentry, remodeling, kitchen, baths, basements, drywall, tile, floors, sus- YARD CLEANUP, thatching, leaf brush KEITH'S UPHOLSTERY & REPAIRS. sured. Call Bruno, (413)562-9561. removal, hedge/tree trimming,

pended ceilings, restoration services, 30+ years experience for home or busidoors, windows, decks, stairs, mulch/stone, mowing. Call Accurate ness. Discount off all fabrics. Get quality C&N CARPENTRY. Suspended ceil- interior/exterior painting, plumbing. Lawncare, (413)579-1639. workmanship at a great price. Free ings, home improvements and remod- Small jobs ok. All types of professional pickup and delivery. Call (413)562eling. Licensed and insured. Call work done since 1985. Call Joe, 6639. (413)364-7038. (413)262-9314.

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