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Agreement reached with secretaries, custodians By Peter Francis Staff Writer WESTFIELD – At a meeting of the Westfield School Committee Monday evening, the final contractual agreements were hashed out with the secretaries and custodians of the district. The secretary’s contract includes an extensive list of nineteen agreements similar to those granted to the district’s teachers, including biweekly direct deposit, a promise to put all employees on electronic pay information within the year, and the ammendment of the current sickleave and short term leave policies. The new agreements also includes a move to ammend the retirement extension provisions to match those of Unit A, which will lead to a three year severance pay-out provision. New “Christmas shut-down” protocols have been adopted, in addition to delayed work time start in the case of inclement weather. Another implementation which will be put into effect in July 2014, when ten month secretaries will be required to work additional days, five after the last day of school is in session for students, ten days prior to the first day of school, and five more days either over summer break or any school vacation, at the mutual agreement of the secreatary and their supervising principal or administrator. Adjustments have also been made to pay schedule for the three-year contract, with secretaries seeing an increase of one percent going into effect on the first of the year. Westfield Mayor and School Committee Chairman Daniel M. Knapik is excited about the new agreements. “It was voted on in open session,” he said of the contract agreement. “It was just agreeing on nuances here and there.” The raises, which will start in January, along with future severance payouts, were two issues that Knapik is glad to have resolved. “If you’re doing something with wages, you also need to figure out severance,” he said. Knapik added that the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the union which represents the secretaries, and the Westfield Public School Custodian Association will be represented on the city’s Other-Post Employment Benefits, or OPEB, advance committee, which also includes management and the city’s legal representation. “Both parties worked hard to find common ground,” said Jeffrey Krok, labor counsel for the city’s employees. “A number of bargaining sessions occurred, and an agreement was struck worked for all.” “Both sides adequately represented See Agreement, Page 8

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why people were so happy about Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ because I never had any confidence that Scrooge was going to be different the next day.” — Dr. Karl Menninger

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Senior Center coordination orchestrated Mr. Michna directs the seventh grade band as the preform Wednesday night. (Photo by Noah Buchanan)

North Middle School Winter Concert

By Dan Moriarty Staff Writer WESTFIELD – Progress on the design of the Council on Aging Senior Center may be measured by the number of municipal agencies and contractors being integrated into that process. Wednesday that number increased as the project manager, Diversified Project Management of East Hartford, identified a number of issues which have to be resolved to bring the design to the level of detail needed for the Planning Board review, tentatively scheduled for January. The Building Committee goal is to present the project to the Planning Board on Jan. 17 to begin the board’s review of a petition for approval of a special permit, site plan and stormwater See Senior Center, Page 8

Commission seeks end to traffic study North Middle School band director Mr. Michna speaks to the crowd before the start of the concert Wednesday night. (Photo by Noah Buchanan)

By Dan Moriarty Staff Writer WESTFIELD – The Traffic Commission will recommend to the City Council that the traffic study to consider making Kensington and Broadway one-way streets be terminated. Police Chief John Camerota, commission chairman, reported that the results of a 48-hour traffic count were too high to revamp the traffic on the two residential streets under the Western Avenue Improvement Project. “The numbers are astronomical,” Camerota said. “During a 48-hour period there were 3,285 vehicles on Kensington and 2,335. Taking that volume of traffic and putting it on one street doesn’t make sense, so we’re recommending to the City See Traffic Study, Page 8

Downtown parking lot improvements presented

Sixth grade Chorus Preforms for the audience Wednesday night at North Middle School. (Photo by Noah Buchanan)

By Peter Francis Staff Writer WESTFIELD – At a meeting of the City of Westfield’s OffStreet Parking Commission last night, Westfield City Engineer Mark Cressotti unveiled plans to revamp several downtown parking lots. The parking lots, a lot at the start of Franklin Street chief among them, are set to be reconfigured in the coming years. The Franklin Street parking lot, which is seated behind several Elm Street businesses, as well EV-Rite Tool and the See Improvements, Page 8

City woman victimized by scam By Carl E. Hartdegen Staff Writer WESTFIELD – An elderly city woman may have been defrauded of more than $1,500 by a person who claimed that he would help her fix her computer, police report. Officer John Blascak reports that he responded to a fraud complaint and found that a Tow Path Lane resident reported that funds had been removed from her checking account without her knowledge and consent. The 86-year-old woman explained that she found that $1,525 had been removed

by an electronic transfer from her bank account to a Western Union account and said that when she called the bank she was told that the transfer was pending. The victim told Blascak that her banker said that the bank would attempt to cancel the transaction and the woman’s account was closed. Blascak said that the woman said that she had previously given her personal information to an unknown male who called and offered to help her fix her computer. See Scam, Page 8

City of Westfield’s Director of Licensing Denise Carey looks over tentative blueprints for the improvement of several city parking lots with Gary Tomestic and Brian Hoose of the city’s Off-Street Parking Commission and City Engineer Mark Cressotti Wednesday night (Photo by Peter Francis)

Resident seeks open-meeting law committee By Dan Moriarty Staff Writer WESTFIELD – A resident, for the second time this year, has filed a complaint alleging that a City Council member has violated the state’s Open Meeting Law by sending email to other council members suggesting specific action to achieve a desired goal. Under state law the members of a municipal board can exchange factual information, but cannot express an opinion or attempt to persuade other members of that board to adopt a specific action. Stephen C. Dondley of 10 Kane Brothers Circle has filed a complaint with City Clerk Karen Fanion that Councilor David A. Flaherty violated the law when he responded to an email communication sent by City Solicitor Susan Phillips regarding a

vote taken by the City Council on Dec. 5, 2013. The council voted to cut $1.7 million from the levy as it was setting the 2014 fiscal year tax rate. The council had approved several other motions, including the use of $1.25 million from stabilization to balance the city’s budget which was $940,000 in the red and to use the remaining funds to buffer residents and businesses from a higher tax increase. The council also voted to adopt a residential shift factor of 1.63 which evenly divided the tax increase between residential property owner and commercial, industrial and personal property (CIP) owners. Those actions would have resulted in a 3.4 percent increase in property tax. The council then took the vote to

reduce the tax levy, and in effect the 2014 budget, by $1.7 million which resulted in a tax increase for all property classes of less than 1 percent. Phillips and City Auditor Deborah Strycharz requested the state Department of Revenue to review the council action and make a determination of whether the council’s vote to cut the levy, after approving the budget in June, was legal. The DOR ruled that the council acted beyond its authority, which it had in June when approving the budget, but not in December when setting the tax rate. Flaherty, in his response to Phillips and also sent to all other council members, argued that the intent of the council was to cut the levy and determine a specific line item for that cut, most likely insur-

ance, which could be reinstated after the DOR certified the city’s free cash account, estimated at $2.8 million, making the budget whole again. Dondley, in his complaint, said that Flaherty sought “strategies the council might follow to cut the budget in a way that complies with the DOR requirements for the budget approval process.” Dondley also noted that the Attorney General determined that Flaherty had violated the Open Meeting Law earlier this year and charged “that this email constitutes a violation of the Open Meeting Law and is therefore an intentional and willful violation of the law.” Dondley, who by law is required to lodge his complaint with the board from which the alleged violation came before filing it with the

Attorney General, requested the City Council to establish a committee with the authority to make public reprimands to members violating the law and to fine offenders; to allow the committee to review all communication between quorums of City Councilors; to ensure that all council members receiving Open Meeting Law training; and to establish procedures for releasing communications found to violate the law. Flaherty said that there were a number of email communications exchanged between councilors following the Dec. 5 meeting and subsequent communication from the Law Department. “Several emails related to the tax shift, levy, and stabilization votes See Open-Meeting Law, Page 3


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‘Toys for Joy’ Members of the Westfield High School Key Club present a check for $692 from the sale of Holiday poinsettias to Gail Lagasse, Director of the Salvation Army Service Center for the “Toys for Joy” program. Standing l to r are Barbara Trant, VIPS coordinator, club members Julianne Kordana, Katelyn Valliere, Rachel Huntley, Leah Rucki, Ned Martin, Mateo Frare, Will Steger and Nicholas Rosso. (Photos submitted)

Where is the Westfield News? Tom Krok poses with his copy of The Westfield News alongside some local aboriginal dancers during a recent trip to Alice Springs, Australia. If you’re travelling somewhere, make sure to get a picture of yourself with a copy of The Westfield News and e-mail it, along with a description, to pressreleases@thewestfieldnewsgroup.com.

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Odds & Ends Man named Noel climbs Christmas tree in Conn. park NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man named Noel who climbed a tree decorated with Christmas lights has been arrested. The electricity for the lights was cut as police and firefighters responded around noon Wednesday after Noel Delgado climbed the tree on the New Haven Green, a 16-acre park in downtown New Haven near Yale University. Delgado had two banners in the tree. Police Lt. Jeff Hoffman tells the New Haven Register he shouted about various causes. Officers talked with Delgado and persuaded him to climb down. Delgado has been charged with breach of peace. Police say he refused medical treatment. There’s no telephone number listed for Delgado at his New Haven address.

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TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Thursday, Dec. 19, the 353rd day of 2013. There are 12 days left in the year.

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n Dec. 19, 1843, “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens, was first published in England.

On this date:

In 1777, Gen. George Washington led his army of about 11,000 men to Valley Forge, Pa., to camp for the winter. In 1813, British forces captured Fort Niagara during the War of 1812. In 1910, the artificial fiber rayon was first commercially produced by the American Viscose Co. of Marcus Hook, Pa. In 1932, the British Broadcasting Corp. began transmitting overseas with its Empire Service to Australia. In 1946, war broke out in Indochina as troops under Ho Chi Minh launched widespread attacks against the French. In 1950, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower was named commander of the military forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. In 1961, former U.S. Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., 73, suffered a debilitating stroke while in Palm Beach, Fla. In 1972, Apollo 17 splashed down in the Pacific, winding up the Apollo program of manned lunar landings. In 1974, Nelson A. Rockefeller was sworn in as the 41st vice presi-

dent of the United States. In 1984, a fire at the Wilberg Mine near Orangeville, Utah, killed 27 people. Britain and China signed an accord returning Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty on July 1, 1997. In 1986, Lawrence E. Walsh was appointed independent counsel to investigate the Iran-Contra affair. In 1998, President Bill Clinton was impeached by the Republicancontrolled House for perjury and obstruction of justice (he was later acquitted by the Senate).

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Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi agreed to halt his nation’s drive to develop nuclear and chemical weapons. Design plans were unveiled for the signature skyscraper — a 1,776-foot glass tower — at the site of the World Trade Center in New York City. Death claimed actress Hope Lange at age 70 and actor Les Tremayne at age 90.

Five years ago: Citing imminent danger to the national economy, President George W. Bush ordered an emergency bailout of the U.S. auto industry. An unwavering Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (blah-GOY’-uh-vich) served notice he had no intention of quitting over his corruption arrest, declaring: “I have done nothing wrong.” Militants in Gaza fired rockets into Israel as Hamas ended a six-month truce.

One year ago:

Spurred by the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in

Connecticut, President Barack Obama vowed to send Congress new policy proposals for reducing gun violence by Jan. 2013. Four State Department officials resigned under pressure, less than a day after a damning report blamed management failures for a lack of security at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, where militants killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. Park Geun-hye (goon-hay), daughter of late South Korean President Park Chung-hee, was elected the country’s first female president. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly was voted Associated Press coach of the year after leading the Fighting Irish to a spot in the BCS championship game. Legal scholar and onetime Supreme Court nominee Robert H. Bork died in Arlington, Va., at age 85.

Today’s Birthdays: Country singer Little Jimmy Dickens is 93. Actress Cicely Tyson is 79. Rhythm-and-blues singer-musician Maurice White (Earth, Wind and Fire) is 72. Former South Korean President Lee Myungbak is 72. Actress Elaine Joyce is 70. Actor Tim Reid is 69. Paleontologist Richard E. Leakey is 69. Musician John McEuen is 68. Singer Janie Fricke is 66. Jazz musician Lenny White is 64. Actor Mike Lookinland is 53. Actress Jennifer Beals is 50. Actor Scott Cohen is 49. Actor Robert MacNaughton is 47. Magician Criss Angel is 46. Rock musician Klaus Eichstadt (Ugly Kid Joe) is 46. Rock musician Kevin Shepard is 45. Actress Kristy Swanson is 44. Model Tyson Beckford is 43. Actress Amy Locane is 42. Actress Rosa Blasi is 41. Actress Alyssa Milano is 41. Actor Jake Gyllenhaal (JIH’-lihn-hahl) is 33. Actress Marla Sokoloff is 33. Rapper Lady Sovereign is 28. Actor Iain de Caestecker (TV: “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”) is 26.


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Open-Meeting Law Continued from Page 1 may be interpreted as non-compliant, not just the one cherrypicked by Mr. Dondley. None of them had any intent of hiding anything from the public,” Flaherty said Tuesday, in an email to the Westfield News. “My email was in response to an unsolicited opinion of the City Solicitor (that Dondley did not include in his complaint) and included facts and my recollections of what happened during a prior meeting. I also asked an important clarifying question to the City Solicitor.” “Looking back on this specific email, it probably should have been sent via ‘Reply to Solicitor’ instead of ‘Reply all’,” Flaherty said. “I have taken steps to ensure that the public has access to the full message stream, and further to ensure that all councilors have access to training to help avoid Open Meeting Law and Public Records Laws issues in the future.” Flaherty said in the statement. “I’ve also asked for training for councilors related to a variety of legal and procedural topics so that we can hopefully avoid some of the chaos in the future.”


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR To The Editor:

Westfield’s City Council needs to get proactive about open meeting law compliance Westfield’s City Council has demonstrated that it is having difficulty getting at least one of its members to comply with Massachusetts’ open meeting laws. In my opinion, it’s time for the council to take steps to ensure current and future members of the city council are in compliance. Please read on for what I think the city council can do and why I think they need to take these measures. First, for those who aren’t familiar with them, allow me to give a very quick primer on the state’s open meeting laws. These laws exist to ensure public officials debate in public and make their decisions in public. The idea is that if citizens have access to the discussions and votes of their elected officials then those citizens will be better equipped to participate in the debates over the issues that affect them. Open meeting laws can also help protect the public from self-serving elected officials who don’t necessarily have the public’s best interests in mind. In short, these laws make it much easier for us to keep an eye on our government and to hold our public officials more accountable. Back in 2010, a more stringent open meeting law went into effect in Massachusetts. The tougher law made it very clear

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COMMENT that public officials can not deliberate on an issue in secret with a quorum of other members of a body through any medium. So, for example, if one city councilor in Westfield states his or her opinion about an issue in a private email to six or more other city councilors, that would be considered a deliberation with a quorum and would therefore constitute a violation of the state’s open meeting laws. Similarly, the discussion—or even the sharing—of an opinion between two city council members on a three person subcommittee would also violate the law. I want to stress that under the state’s definition of “deliberation,” the other city councilors would not have to respond to the original sender’s email before it’s considered to be a “deliberation.” The simple act of a single elected official sharing his or her opinion on an issue with a quorum violates the law. Unfortunately, it appears that at least one city councilor, David Flaherty, chooses to willfully ignore the tougher requirements. Before we get there, though, a little history on Councilor Flaherty’s past transgressions is in order. Earlier this year, in June, I was forwarded an email that Councilor Flaherty sent to a quorum of city councilors. It was clear to me that the email constituted a deliberation and therefore violated the law. I felt it was my obligation to file an open meeting complaint, especially since this was not the first time I had hard evidence that Flaherty had violated the law. I didn’t pull the trigger the first time because I didn’t want to appear to be a petty troublemaker. Looking back, that was a bad decision on my part and I wish I did not sit on the first complaint. At any rate, soon after I filed the complaint in June, Councilor Flaherty defended himself in online forums and at a city council meeting by stating that his email did not constitute a violation because it was not a deliberation. He also claimed that the law department had ruled in his favor on previous emails he had sent to quorums of city councilors in the past. He stated that the other emails he sent—and that he said the law department ruled on—were far more opinionated than the one I filed a complaint over. For these reasons he declared his innocence. As it turned out, Councilor Flaherty was dead wrong. Following Councilor Flaherty’s suggestion, the City Council tried unsuccessfully to sidestep a ruling on my complaint by dishing it off to the city’s legal department. I then exercised my right to appeal the complaint to the Attorney General’s office. The AG backed me up 100% and determined that Councilor Flaherty had, in fact, violated the state’s open meeting laws. My hopes were that after filing the complaint Flaherty would understand the requirements of the law and take care not to break it again. I also had hopes that with clear direction from the AG’s office, the city council would begin policing themselves and would make transgressions of the law, once discovered, known to the public. Unfortunately, I was wrong. It appears old habits die hard

and this week I filed a second open meeting law violation against Councilor Flaherty. It also appears that other councilors’ instincts to be cordial can trump the hard choice of calling your peers to task for doing the wrong thing. As a result, the dirty work is left to someone like me. Now, with that history out of the way, let’s get to the meat of the matter and ask some important questions: Is it good policy to rely on citizens to police and enforce violations of the law? If not, what can the City Council do to ensure these violations don’t keep happening, not just with David Flaherty, but with any current or future city councilor? Because even if my second complaint finally hammers the requirements of the law home to existing councilors, what do we do when we have a new batch of councilors next month and what about two, four, six, eight, and ten years from now when my complaints are long forgotten? In that vein, I want to suggest a measure I’d like the City Council to take to ensure the body complies with the law now and far into the future. My idea is to establish a committee tasked with helping council members comply with the state’s open meeting law and to police communications between council members to ensure compliance. I envision four general tasks for this committee: 1) Establishing procedures for public reprimand and/or fines for city councilors who violate the law 2) Establishing a review process of all communications between quorums of city councilors 3) Ensuring all city councilors receive formal training and information on how to comply with the law 4) Establishing procedures for releasing communications found to violate the law I will be lobbying our city councilors to encourage them to establish this new committee. Clearly, little was learned from the first complaint I filed and it’s unlikely there will be any long-term institutional memory of my second complaint. My belief is that when the public’s trust is violated, we have a duty to do what we can to make sure it never happens again. I hope you will join me in my efforts. Thank you, Steve Dondley

To The Editor: A sincere Thank You to all who took the time to vote on November 5th. In lieu of an ad in the Westfield News, I have sent $200.00 from my campaign account to the FORUM HOUSE in memory of my father Frank Carlson who died in Korea in 1953, and Michael L. Deane who died in Vietnam in 1968. Merry Christmas to all. Cindy Harris

NSA spying report released By Josh Gerstein Politico.com A panel President Barack Obama appointed to review U.S. surveillance practices is proposing the National Security Agency end its practice of assembling a massive database of information on billions of telephone calls made to, from, or within the U.S. In a report released by the White House Wednesday following a meeting with Obama, the five-member Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies recommends new safeguards and limits on a variety of intelligence programs, including that call data be stored in the private sector — either by a new entity which would gather the information from phone companies or by the firms themselves. In a White House statement Wednesday, Obama did not weigh in on the substance of the panel’s proposals — the first major administration policy response to former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden’s revelations about widespread U.S. monitoring of communications overseas. “Over the next several weeks… the President will work with his national security team to study the Review Group’s report, and to determine which recommendations we should implement. The President will also continue consulting with Congress as reform proposals are considered in each chamber,” the statement said. Obama also “looks forward to speaking to the American people” next month to outline his plans, the White House added. It was not immediately clear whether the committee’s proposals would result in the telephone data being queried less often than it is now. Under the panel’s recommendations, authorities would have to go to a judge each time they want to explore the data — something they can do now without caseby-case approval from a court. Some of the most sweeping reforms proposed by the panel focus not on U.S. citizens, but on foreigners, some of whom have been in an uproar over reports of widespread U.S. monitoring of communications overseas. The committee would push the U.S. intelligence system to treat foreigners more like Americans, by safeguarding their information in ways now used for U.S. citizen-related data and by limiting the most intrusive surveillance strictly to issues of national security. The panel’s report would effectively end the use of much signals intelligence by the U.S. in connection with non-terrorism criminal investigations, like probes of theft of

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within the U.S. The report proposes ending the NSA’s collection of that information, with investigators relying in the future on similar information in the private sector. “That is, we believe, not going to compromise our national security, but it is a major change from the status quo,” Sunstein said. But the report is vague about exactly how the private-sector system would work and does not appear to envisage a database or system as large as the one the government has now. It urges that the government make a voluntary pact with technology companies to store the data, but also discusses the possibility of legislation to force storage of call records, perhaps by a private organization that could pool the data. The panel recommends that any legislation requiring phone companies to store call data force them to hold “no more than two years” of information. Administration officials and some in Congress say leaving the data with the companies would not be effective because it would be too hard to query in a timely manner. But panel members said they were confident those difficulties could be overcome. “There would have to be some mechanism to connect a court-supervised acquisition process with the data records that are at the phone companies,” Clarke said. “We think that’s technically feasible.” Even if it isn’t, the data could certainly be pooled, Clarke said. If it is, the panel recommends that legislation be enacted to make sure the information isn’t available for ordinary litigation. “What we suggest is that there be legal protection, safe harbor, so not everybody can go, say, in a divorce proceeding, you See NSA Report, Page 8


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Moraczewski, 42, of 28 Cranston St., was arrested for assault and battery in a domestic relationship; Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 1:52 a.m.: larceny, Broad Street, a patrol officer reports he observed two youths running in the middle of the street during the snowstorm and saw one run to the door a medical facility and tear down a wreath which he carried away, the officer reports he stopped both young men, Joshua W. Blayer, 20, of 28 Pilgrim Road, Marblehead, was arrested for larceny of property valued less than $250, the officer deemed the other youth to be too intoxicated to care for himself and he was placed in protective custody; 7:34 a.m.: found property, Elm Street, a resident approached an officer at an Elm Street gas station to surrender a found wallet, the officer reports he was not able to immediately contact the owner of the wallet which was stored at the station for safekeeping; 10:08 a.m.: parking violation, Franklin Street municipal parking lot, a caller from the parking clerk’s office requests an officer to assist with towing vehicles from the lot to permit snowplowing, the responding officer reports he activated his lights and siren to draw the attention of vehicle owners to the lot, nonetheless five vehicles were towed to the police impound yard; 11:00 a.m.: Thomas Street municipal parking lot, a caller from the parking clerk’s officer requests an officer to assist with towing vehicles from the lot to permit snowplowing, the responding officer reports five vehicles were towed; 11:22 a.m.: parking violation, animal complaint, Sackett Road, a caller reports three donkeys are running loose toward Janis Road, the responding officer reports services were rendered; 11:48 a.m.: parking violation, Arnold Street municipal parking lot, a traffic enforcement officer reports numerous snow parking violations, six vehicles were towed to the police impound yard; 1:50 p.m.: robbery, Mill Street, multiple callers report a robbery, see story in the Monday edition of The Westfield News; 5:18 p.m.: wellbeing check, Summer Street, a caller reports a small dog is abandoned in a house and it is very cold, the responding officer reports the caller was intoxicated and could not keep her story straight but an investigation revealed that the address in question appears to be abandoned and has a history of use by homeless persons, a door was found to be open and a search revealed a dog without water or food, the dog was transported to the municipal animal shelter. 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Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 Kenneth A. Fish, 33, of 37 Fairfield Ave., Holyoke, pleaded guilty to charges of larceny of property valued more than $250 by a single scheme and attempting to commit a crime and was sentenced to a one year term in the house of correction with one month previously served directly and the balance suspended with probation for one year. He was assessed $90 and ordered to pay $400 in restitution. The judge also ordered, if probation is violated and the sentence is served, that the term be served after a term already imposed by another court. Joshua W. Blayer, 20, of 28 Pilgrim Road, Marblehead, was placed on pretrial probation for one year after he was arraigned for a charge of larceny of property valued less than $250 brought by Westfield police. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 Michael W. Jette, 30, of 60 Spring St., Pittsfield, saw two charges of armed and masked robbery brought by Westfield police not prosecuted after police determined him not to be the correct defendant. Paul M. Royland, 32, of 40 Orange Street, saw charges of assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon brought by Westfield police dismissed at the request of the alleged victim after he asserted his Fifth Amendment protection and refused to testify. Sergio M. Cozzaglio, 20, of 6 St. Paul St., saw a charge of assault and battery weapon brought by Westfield police not prosecuted due to insufficient evidence. Fredrick L. Hay, 59, of 188 County Road, Southampton, saw a charge of assault and battery brought by Westfield police dismissed at the request of the alleged victim. Scott D. Dana Jr., 33, of 73A Worthington Road, Huntington, submitted to facts sufficient to warrant a guilty finding for a charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle brought by Westfield police and the charge was continued without a finding with probation for six months. He was assessed $300, a charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor was not prosecuted and he was found to be not responsible for a motor vehicle lights violation. Arnold S. Graziano, 49, of 63 Russell Stage Road, Blandford, submitted to facts sufficient to warrant a guilty finding for a charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle brought by Westfield police and the charge was continued without a finding with probation for one year. He was assessed $300 and found to be not responsible for a marked lanes violation. A charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor was dismissed without prejudice when the commonwealth was not ready to proceed.

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officer reports a dog is severely injured with open wounds, the animal control officer also responded and advised the officer that the coyote had terminal mange and it was dispatched by the officer, the cadaver was transported to the freezer at the municipal animal shelter; 7:19 p.m.: animal complaint, Oaks Trailer Park, 404 Southwick Road, a caller reports his cat attacked himself and his wife and is going crazy again, the responding animal control officer asked that an officer also respond as the caller sounds as if he might be intoxicated, the officer reports there were no issues taking custody of the cat and the ACO reports it was transported to the municipal animal shelter for a ten day quarantine; 10:20 p.m.: incapacitated person, Samaritan Inn, 7 Free St., a caller reports a client is intoxicated and creating a disturbance, the responding officer reports a routine check revealed that the woman was the subject of an outstanding warrant, Laura Beaudoin, 28, of 13 Suffolk Ave., North Dartmouth, was arrested on the warrant.

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when it closes next month, the largest flop in Broadway history. The on-stage injuries, backstage battles between Taymor and Bono, the vicious word-of-mouth, and the other dramas fueled lots of juicy gossip. Who better to recap the journey than Glen Berger, Taymor’s collaborator, who survived her ugly oust. Nothing Like a Dame: Conversations with the Great Women of Musical Theater by Eddie Shapiro. Oxford University Press. Word of mouth from those who have read an advance copy is awesome. Shapiro’s book offers twenty stunning, in-depth interviews with the leading women of Broadway from Elaine Stritch and Kristin Chenoweth to Patti LuPone and Idina Menzel, putting readers behind the scenes of some of their favorite Broadway shows. Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of “Fiddler on the Roof” by Alisa Solomon. Metropolitan Books/ Henry Holt & Company. Most theatre lovers and non-theatre lovers know something about “Fiddler on The Roof”, the blockbuster Harnick and Bock musical which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2014. “Fiddler” is beloved fare amongst people all over the world, and its most poignant song “Sunrise, Sunset” has accompanied so many weddings over the years. “Fiddler” has been performed all over the world again and again; it’s launched the careers of Adrienne Barbeau (“Maude”) and Bette Midler. It made Zero Mostel a theatre legend. This history of the musical explains it all, and will probably make area theatre goers run to the Goodspeed Musicals box-office to grab tickets for its upcoming production. (June 27-Sept. 7. www.goodspeed.org)

Holiday Cirque Spectacular Bring the entire family to hear seasonal favorites while experiencing an awe-inspiring performance as the circus meets the symphony in a new Holiday Cirque Spectacular! Stunning aerial feats, strongmen, mind-boggling contortionists and juggling acts will take your breath away as the HSO gets you into the magic and the spirit of the season with the ultimate holiday extravaganza! Saturday, December 21, 3pm & 7:30pm, Mortensen Hall Food Drive: The Hartford Symphony Orchestra is teaming up with the South Park Inn for a food drive at the time of year when our community needs it most. We encourage you to bring non-perishable food items to the Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Cirque Spectacular on December 21 to help out those in need this holiday season. The items that are most needed are: Beans, Canned Chicken, Canned Fruit, Canned Vegetables, Canned Tuna, Cereal, Coffee, Granola Bars, Jarred Baby Food, Laundry Detergent, Lentils, Pasta, Peanut Butter, Rice, Toiletries. There will be drop off tables throughout the lobby at The Bushnell where you can leave your food donation. http://www.hartfordsymphony.org

Gifts For Theatregoers: Sources The Drama Book Shop ( 250 West 40th Street. http://www.dramabookshop. com/ ), New York’s legendary theatre book store. It’s an institution actually, where local actors go to check upcoming auditions, find the latest scripts, and collections of audition monologues. Students of theatre shop here for obscure plays and “insider” books on the theatre. There are gifts too, like the William Shakespeare Action Figure. The Triton Gallery (http://www.broadwayposters.com/ ) in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, has posters, windowcards, and occasional three-sheets (those huge posters that line railroad station platforms and subway walls). They have the current hits, the classics, and the obscure. They ship (and frame as well). Talkin’ Broadway, the popular website, has constantly updated lists on books, cripts, CDs, and videos of interest to theatregoers. You can click on any of the offerings, and get redirected to the onsite dealer who sells them. http://www. talkinbroadway.com/

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Senior Center Continued from Page 1 management plan associated with the $7 million construction project. The stormwater management plan not only includes detail of how stormwater will be managed on the Noble Street site, but also plans to relocate an existing stormwater line crossing under the proposed building. The line, which passes through an easement granted to the city for drainage of the Ely-Dolan apartments, is being moved to the northern border of the property. City Engineer Mark Cressotti is slated to meet with project engineers to discuss the stormwater management plan, relocation of the existing stormwater line and water supply issues, issues that will require involvement by the city’s Law, Water Resource, and Public Works departments. Cressotti said the Senior Center work should also be coordinated with the city’s planned Old Town street improvement project, which includes replacing undersized water mains and enhancing stormwater drainage lines, as well as paving streets and installing new sidewalks in the residential neighborhood around the project site. Water pressure was one issue raised Wednesday in connection to the facility sprinkler system. The consultants said that a flow test was needed to confirm that there is sufficient pressure for the sprinkler system. That test would cost $1,650 if performed by a private contractor. Cressotti said that he would discuss the requirement with Water Resource Department officials to determine if it could be performed by the city. The current plan is to install a 6-inch line from Murphy Circle, then later connect a second water line directly to the Noble Street main, after the Old Town improvements, to create a looped system. The 20,000-square-foot, two-story building

is being designed by a team of two architectural companies, Dietz & Company Architects of Springfield which is teaming up with Courtstreet Architects of Newton. Courtstreet has designed several senior centers constructed recently in the state. Much of the Building Committee’s discussion continues to be focused on the project

timeline, including permitting and when the project would be ready to advertise for construction. The most advantageous time to seek construction bids is early spring when contractors are lining up projects for the summer construction season. City Purchaser Tammy Tefft said that advertising the project in early summer puts the city

at a competitive disadvantage because many contractors will already have secured summer projects and would submit higher bids. The committee anticipates a construction phase of 14 months beginning late next summer or early fall if the other milestones are met.

Improvements Continued from Page 1 Kellog House, would see the parking alley redirected and an entrance onto Elm Street turned into a one-way, in an effort to reduce congestion and to improve traffic safety when delivery trucks arrive with goods for those businesses. “Currently, their truck service is coming in on Elm Street, a four-way roadway, pulling onto Chapel Street, a one-way road, and then back up across the four lanes of traffic and down an alley,” Cressotti said. “To accomodate them, we’re looking at trucks coming in, coming up the alley and unloading.” “This is a viable business with the next generation set to take over,” he said of EV-Rite. “They’re not going away.” The rearrangement of the lot would amount to almost the same number of spaces with the loss of maybe one or two. The

city is looking to acquire land behind a nearby apartment building, and corral the dumpsters that litter the back alley behind the Elm Street businesses into one central location. Centralizing dumpsters will be done in an effort to create a clear walkway and unloading area for trucks stretching from Franklin to Arnold Street. “The only concerns I would have is the cutting across traffic,” said OSP Commission Chairman Brian Hoose. “If there were a ‘no left turn’ sign or something (coming out of the alley).” Cressotti assured him that he hadn’t seen any issues with that particular alleyway. “We’re looking to start construction this spring, with two construction cycles,” Cressotti said. “We’re anticipating that, in the first construction cycle, we’ll be doing the underground utilities, sewer, water. A lot of work to be done.” He stated the second cycle will be for the surface features of Continued from Page 1 the parking lots, roadways, and the curving of the sidewalk, which is scheduled to start in the spring of 2015, around the Council that we not go forward.” There has been consideration of making Kensington Avenue same time the downtown intermodal transportation center is a one-way street southbound and making Broadway a one-way slated to begin construction. Other parking areas set to receive makeovers include those on street northbound to reduce traffic congestion at the Lloyds Hill intersection of Western Avenue as part of the road improvement effort. Residents of the Western Avenue neighborhoods have Continued from Page 1 packed three public meeting to hear details of the road recontheir constituents in order to get a deal done,” he said. struction plan to voice opposition to elements, such as making On the side of the custodians, fourteen agreements were Kensington and Broadway one-way streets reached between the city and the Westfield Public School Other features of the proposed project include installing a Custodian Association, notably the extension of the current coltraffic light at the top of Lloyds Hill Road, which would be lective baragining agreement for an additional three year run widened at that intersection to provide two southbound turning which began this summer and will run until June 30, 2016. lanes, one left and one right, onto Western Avenue. Modifications to the contract include time in which custodiCurrently, phase 1 of the improvement project, being funded ans can use vacation time, agreeing that if an employee is with a federal $2.5 earmark originally approved for the univerentitled to two weeks of vacation, five days may be used when sity road project down from the campus to Russell Road, and school is in session. with city money of between $1 and $1.5 million will only With each additional week of vacation, two days are to be encompass the section of Western Avenue between Lloyds Hill added onto the days to be taken when school is in session until Road and Laura Drive. the employee reaches five weeks, when they would be required Phase 1 includes installation of conduits and wiring for a to take eleven days when school is in session. traffic light at Lloyds Hill and Laura Drive, but not the actual Under the new agreement, sick days may now be interpreted traffic signals because of the expense. Those signals could be to include home exigencies, a quarantine as ordered by the installed later as deemed necessary. Health Department, or a serious illness to a family member Later phases will be improvements from Lloyds Hill eastrequiring the employee’s care. ward to the intersection of Mill, High, and Court streets, while The city and it’s custodians also agreed to modify the three another phase will be improvements from Laura Drive to Bates month half personal day sick-initiative to allow for nine months Road. for the use of the half day. In other business, Ward 6 Councilor Christopher Crean It also been agreed upon that a retirement extension provision spoke during public participation to request that the commismatching that of Unit A be implemented, along with an update sion investigate the use of Springdale Road, between Holyoke allowing for the reopening of discussion on bidding procedures, Road and Westfield Industrial Road, by school buses. as well as health and other insurances. “Apparently they are using it as a short cut to avoid the interAn update to the custodial severance pay policy has also been section of Holyoke Road and North Elm Street,” Camerota implemented, with each unit member hired after July 1, 2014, said. “We agreed to look into the issue and will contact the with an employee receiving $50 a day for zero to 74 sick leave School Department to determine the official route and with the days accumulated, or a $5,000 flat rate for 75 to 159 days, or a bus contractor to see if there is a reason for the buses going up $7,500 flat rate for 160 or more accumulated sick days, which Springdale Road. It might be the safest route.” matches the secretarie’s buy back policy. Bus traffic uses the traffic light at the Massachusetts A one percent wage increase is also set to take effect for cusTurnpike to make a left turn onto the southbound lane of North todians on the first of this coming year, with a two percent Elm Street instead of attempting to cut across the two northincrease coming in July, and a three percent increase coming in bound traffic lanes at The Holyoke Road intersection, a diffiJuly 2015. cult task during peak traffic periods.

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A PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT Holy Spirit, You who made me see everything and showed me the way to reach my ideal. You, who gave me the Divine gift to forgive and forget the wrong done to me and You, who are in all instances of my life with me. I, in this short dialogue want to thank you for everything and confirm once more that I never want to be separated from you no matter how great the material desire may be. I want to be with You and my loved ones in your perpetual Glory. Amen. Thank you for your love towards me and my loved ones. Persons must pray the prayer three consecutive days without asking your wish. After the third day wish will be granted no matter how difficult it may be. Then promise to publish this dialogue as soon as this favor is granted. I will never stop trusting in God and his power. D.

ST. JUDE’S NOVENA May the sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, helper of the hopeless, pray for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day. By the 8th day your prayer will be answered. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank You, St. Jude, for granting my petition. D.

Church and School streets near the former home of the School Street Bistro. After the meeting Cressotti felt the exchange was fruitful. “I think it went well. The commission has been concerned and interested for quite some time. This has been maybe 10 years we’ve been talking about this project,” he said. “It’s not the first time they’ve seen it. It’s not the first time we’ve broached some of these issues.” “We’re finally getting down to some details and it’s really what I wanted to run by them and let them see,” he said. “To clarify and answer some residual questions from previous meetings, and just give a heads up, that this looks like this is really going to happen.”

Scam Continued from Page 1 Tina Busch, the corporate security officer for Berkshire Bank, said that electronic transfers fall under the same regulations as debit card transfer and therefore, assuming the customer is not party to a fraud, the missing funds will be credited to her account. Nonetheless, Busch said that customers should never give vital information such as a birth date or social security number to somebody who calls. She said that the scam involving an offer to fix a computer by remote control is “a hot ticket this year” and said that several complaints of the scam have been received. “Never ever let someone into your computer when you didn’t initiate the call” Busch said.

NSA Spying Continued from Page 4 can’t try to get the records,” Clarke said. While the panel proposes a new layer of judicial review for queries of U.S.-based call data, the standard for diving into the data would be essentially the same as the one the NSA says it uses today: a reasonable suspicion that the information could be useful for investigating terrorist activity. Sunstein acknowledged in a brief interview Wednesday that the legal standard wouldn’t change for queries on particular telephone numbers and would not increase to the “probable cause” needed to obtain the content of communications, but he said the fact that requests would have to go to judge might cause the authorities to re-think some of their requests. “They might decide not to go forward with some of them,” he said. He also stressed that the searches of the database would likely be narrower. As recently as Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the panel report would not be made public until next month, after the White House completed an interagency review of the policy proposals and Obama decided which would be adopted. He did not explain the reason for the delay, but suggested that officials wanted Obama’s views, in the form of a planned speech, to be released along with the report However, the White House reversed course Wednesday and said it would disclose the report within hours because of what Carney said were “inaccurate and incomplete” news reports about its contents.

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Westfield’s Kelsey Johnstone finishes her 200-Yard Individual Medley during Wednesday’s meet with Palmer. (Photo by

Westfield’s Jimmy Stinehart competes in the boys’ 200-yard Individual Medley against visiting Palmer Wednesday. (Photo

Frederick Gore)

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Westfield’s Chiara Manfredi completes the final leg of the Girls 200-Yard Medley Relay during yesterday’s meet with Palmer. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

Westfield’s James Wagner competes in the diving event during last night’s match with visiting Palmer. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

Westfield’s Matt Demeers finishes the last lap in the Boys Westfield’s lone female diver Page Neylon completes her 200-Yard Medley Relay against visiting Palmer. (Photo by performance during Wednesday’s meet with visiting Palmer. (Photo by Frederick Gore) Frederick Gore)

WHS douses Panthers

By Chris Putz Staff Writer WESTFIELD – After winning their season opener on the road against Easthampton last Friday, both the boys’ and girls’ swim and diving teams for Westfield High won their home opener in impressive fashion against Palmer High on Wednesday. The girls’ final score was Westfield 131, Palmer 44. The Bomber Boys beat the Panthers 128-47. Westfield’s Erin Lewis, Shaylyn Jurczyk and Madison Stinehart swept the 200-yard freestyle for the girls. Similarly John Dolan, Roberto Morales and Ina Canty swept the boys’ race. Palmer’s Madeline McClosksy edged out three Westfield girls to win the 200-yard Individual Medley. Jimmy Stinehart won the 200-yard Individual Medley for the Westfield boys. Westfield girls’ Kiersten Rosso, Annie Goyette and Liz Gelinas s truck back by sweeping the 50-yard freestyle, while Palmer’s Ian Gamsby outsprinted the Westfield boys in the 50-free. Although the Palmer squad did not field any divers, Westfield’s James Wagner and Page Neylon performed very well, winning the 1 meter spring board diving and earning season best scores. The Westfield girls continued their rampage by sweeping the 100 butterfly with Sam Dolan, Hayley Jurczyk and Rachel Charette. Jim Steinhart crushed the competition winning the boys’ 100 fly for Westfield by half a pool length. Bombers’ Kierstn Rosso and Shaylyn Jurczyk swam to first and second place finishes, respectively, in the girl’s 100-yard freestyle race. The boys did one better by sweeping the 100 free with freshman Nick Rosso, and veteran teammates Ian Canty and David Shevchuk, In the 500-yard freestyle, Madeline McCloskey won her second event for Palmer, while the team’s Roberto Morales, Sam Cloutier and Ed McLeavy swept the distance swim for Westfield. Bombers’ Kelsey Johnstone and Hope Walsh took first and second in the Girls 100 Yard Backstroke and John Dolan won the 100 Back for the Westfield Boys. In the 100 Yard Breaststroke, Westfield girls and Rachel Charette, Hayley Jurczyk and Lauren Longley swept the event, and Palmer’s Yuriy Kontsevyy won the boys race for Palmer. Westfield boys’ and girls’ each won all three of their relay races: 200-yard medley relay (Girls – Kelsey Johnstone, Ali Johnstone , Hayley Jurczyk, and Shaylyn Jurczyk; Boys – Chris Tu, Nick Rosso, Gabe Centeno and Austin Kearney), 200-yard freestyle relay (Girls – Annie Goyette, Libby Hickson-Azocar, Rachel Charette and Erin Lewis; Boys – Austin Kearney, Roberto Morales, Nick Rosso and Chris Tu); 400-yard freestyle relay (Girls- Shaylyn Jurczyk, Lliz Gelinas, Hayley Jurczyk and Ali Johnstone,; Boys – Roberto Morales, Gabe Centeno, Austin Kearney and Chris Tu). While Westfield won this meet handily against the smaller Palmer team, there were a number of very exciting races featuring Westfield’s best pitted against a nucleus of very talented Palmer swimmers. The Bombers next take on Monson home Friday at 4 p.m., in what promises to be a much closer meet, particularly with the boys’ squad. – WHS coach Mike Rowbotham contributed to this report

Westfield’s Samantha Dolan competes in the Girls 100-Yard Butterfly during Wednesday’s meet with Palmer. (Photo by

Westfield’s Liz Gelinas completes the Girls 100-Yard Backstroke event during last night’s meet with Palmer. (Photo

Frederick Gore)

by Frederick Gore)

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES THURSDAY December 19

FRIDAY December 20

GIRLS’ JV HOOPS vs. Amherst, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ HOOPS vs. Amherst, 7 p.m.

SATURDAY MONDAY December 21 December 23 WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

SWIMMING vs. Monson, 4 p.m. BOYS’ JV HOOPS vs. Minnechaug, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS vs. Minnechaug, 7 p.m.

WRESTLING at Longmeadow Early Bird Tournament, 9 a.m. HOCKEY vs. Longmeadow, Amelia Park Ice Arena, 6 p.m.

TUESDAY December 24

WEDNESDAY December 25

BOYS’ JV HOOPS at Chicopee Comp, 2 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS at Chicopee Comp, 3:30 p.m.

SOUTHWICK-TOLLAND REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ JV HOOPS vs. Commerce, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ V HOOPS vs. Commerce, 7 p.m.

BOYS’ JV HOOPS vs. Holyoke Catholic, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ HOOPS vs. Holyoke Catholic, 7 p.m.

GIRLS’ JV HOOPS at Pathfinder, 3:30 p.m. GIRLS’ V HOOPS at Pathfinder, 5 p.m.

GATEWAY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ JV HOOPS vs. Lee, 5 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS vs. Lee, 6:30 p.m.

GIRLS’ JV HOOPS at Hopkins Academy, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ V HOOPS at Hopkins Academy, 7 p.m. BOYS’ JV HOOPS vs. McCann Tech, 5 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS vs. McCann Tech, 6:30 p.m.

WRESTLING at Pathfinder Super Quad, 10 a.m.

WESTFIELD VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL BOYS JV HOOPS vs. Mohawk, 5:30 p.m. BOYS V HOOPS vs. Mohawk, 7 p.m.

BOYS JV HOOPS vs. PVCS, 5:30 p.m. BOYS V HOOPS vs. PVCS, 7 p.m.

SAINT MARY HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS V HOOPS vs. PVCS, Westfield Middle School North, 5:30 p.m. HOCKEY vs. Amherst, Amelia Park Ice Arena, 8 p.m.

HOCKEY at Belchertown, Mullins Center, Amherst, 4 p.m. BOYS’ JV HOOPS vs. Smith Voke, Westfield Middle School South, 5:30 p.m. BOYS V HOOPS vs. Smith Voke, Westfield Middle School South, 7 p.m.

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Ice Hockey DAY DATE OPPONENT Jan. 8 at Becker College Wednesday Jan. 11 FRAMINGHAM STATE Saturday Jan. 14 at Southern New Hampshire Tuesday Thursday Jan. 16 SALEM STATE Jan. 23 at Fitchburg State Thursday Jan. 25 at UMass Dartmouth Saturday Jan. 30 WORCESTER STATE Thursday Saturday Feb. 1 PLYMOUTH STATE

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Gators hold off PVCS By Chris Putz Staff Writer HUNTINGTON – It might be cold outside, but the Gateway Regional High School boys’ hoops team is already heating up the court on the hardwood. Curtis Dowers (21 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists), Calvin Dowers (20 points, 5 rebounds), Justin Edinger (13 points, 8 rebounds), and Mike Arel (13 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists) had fantastic outings to lead Gateway. The Gators grabbed a monster rebound on the final possession, inbounded the ball in the final seconds, and ran out the clock to win the game. “It was a decent start,” Gateway coach Mike O’Connell. “Pioneer Valley Christian played really well. We have a long way to go.” Pioneer Valley Christian’s Genesis Arias finished with a game-high 35 points on five 3-pointers. Curtis Dowers also made five 3s.

Westfield’s Colin Dunn (3) sets up the play against Holyoke Wednesday night. (Photo by Chris Putz)

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Bombers’ Chris White (2) follows through on a shot over the Purple Aric Laplante (10) handles the ball for Westfield as the Holyoke defense Knights’ defense. (Photo by Chris Putz) closes in. (Photo by Chris Putz)

Rams fall to Renaissance By Chris Putz Staff Writer Three players reached double digits in the scoring column for the School of Renaissance, and Southwick fell 78-35 Wednesday night. Carlos Gonzalez and Devonte Marshall scored 15 points apiece, and Kendall Baldwin netted 11 for Renaissance, which led 46-16 at the half. Laurence Johnson had a team-high 10 points for Southwick, and teammate Chris Turgeon hauled down 10 rebounds. In JV action, Renaissance slipped past Southwick, 43-37. Ryan LeClair led the Rams with 12 points.

2013-14 High School Winter Standings GIRLS’ HOOPS Westfield 1-1 Southwick 1-0 St. Mary 0-2 Gateway 0-0 BOYS’ HOOPS Westfield 0-0 Southwick 0-1 Westfield Voc-Tech 0-0 St. Mary 0-0 Gateway 1-0

HOCKEY Westfield 0-0 St. Mary 0-0 BOYS’ SWIMMING Westfield 1-0 GIRLS’ SWIMMING Westfield 1-0 BOYS’ INDOOR TRACK Westfield 0-0 GIRLS’ INDOOR TRACK Westfield 0-0

Wednesday’s Results BOYS’ HOOPS Renaissance 78, Southwick 35 Gateway 78, Renaissance 35 BOYS’ SWIMMING Westfield 131, Palmer 44 GIRLS’ SWIMMING Westfield 128, Palmer 47

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Pittsburgh Boston Montreal Washington Tampa Bay Carolina Detroit Toronto Philadelphia N.Y. Rangers New Jersey Ottawa Columbus Florida N.Y. Islanders Buffalo

GP 36 34 36 34 34 34 36 36 34 35 35 36 34 35 35 34

W 25 23 21 18 20 14 15 17 15 16 14 14 14 13 9 8

L 10 9 12 13 11 13 12 16 15 17 15 16 16 17 19 23

EASTERN CONFERENCE OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div 1 51 112 78 15-3-0 10-7-1 12-4-0 2 48 94 70 14-3-2 9-6-0 9-4-0 3 45 91 76 12-7-2 9-5-1 4-3-1 3 39 107 102 12-7-0 6-6-3 7-5-0 3 43 93 82 12-3-1 8-8-2 9-3-0 7 35 79 94 7-6-4 7-7-3 7-4-0 9 39 91 99 5-9-6 10-3-3 5-5-3 3 37 99 105 11-8-0 6-8-3 4-5-1 4 34 81 93 9-7-0 6-8-4 6-4-2 2 34 79 95 6-9-2 10-8-0 5-5-2 6 34 83 87 7-5-3 7-10-3 6-6-1 6 34 101 118 7-9-3 7-7-3 8-2-3 4 32 87 95 8-8-2 6-8-2 5-5-1 5 31 81 110 7-7-3 6-10-2 4-6-1 7 25 85 121 5-6-7 4-13-0 2-8-3 3 19 59 98 5-12-2 3-11-1 4-9-1

Tuesday’s Games Tampa Bay 3, N.Y. Islanders 2, SO Minnesota 3, Vancouver 2, SO Boston 2, Calgary 0 Buffalo 4, Winnipeg 2 Florida 3, Toronto 1 Montreal 3, Phoenix 1 Anaheim 5, Detroit 2 Philadelphia 5, Washington 2

San Jose 4, St. Louis 2 Chicago 3, Nashville 1 Dallas 3, Colorado 2 Los Angeles 3, Edmonton 0 Wednesday’s Games Pittsburgh 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, SO New Jersey 5, Ottawa 2

Chicago Anaheim Los Angeles St. Louis San Jose Colorado Vancouver Minnesota Phoenix Dallas Nashville Winnipeg Calgary Edmonton

GP 37 36 35 33 34 33 36 36 33 33 34 36 34 36

W 25 24 23 22 21 22 20 20 18 16 16 15 13 11

L 7 7 8 7 7 10 10 11 10 12 15 16 16 22

WESTERN CONFERENCE OT Pts GF GA Home 5 55 138 102 12-2-4 5 53 116 91 13-0-2 4 50 97 68 11-4-2 4 48 114 80 13-3-2 6 48 112 84 11-1-3 1 45 96 78 11-5-1 6 46 100 86 10-5-3 5 45 84 83 14-3-2 5 41 105 103 10-3-2 5 37 95 101 6-4-4 3 35 78 95 8-7-2 5 35 95 106 7-8-4 5 31 86 108 6-7-3 3 25 93 123 5-10-1

Away Div 13-5-1 8-6-1 11-7-3 7-0-2 12-4-2 7-3-1 9-4-2 10-0-1 10-6-3 9-1-2 11-5-0 9-4-1 10-5-3 5-4-3 6-8-3 8-4-1 8-7-3 6-5-2 10-8-1 4-7-3 8-8-1 6-6-0 8-8-1 3-11-3 7-9-2 4-5-2 6-12-2 1-7-2

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Thursday’s Games Boston at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Toronto, 7 p.m. Columbus at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Florida at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Montreal at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Vancouver at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Edmonton at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Anaheim at New Jersey, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Washington at Carolina, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Chicago, 8 p.m. Florida at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION d-Indiana d-Miami Atlanta d-Boston Detroit Charlotte Washington Toronto Chicago Cleveland Brooklyn New York Orlando Philadelphia Milwaukee

EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf 20 5 .800 — 6-4 L-2 11-1 9-4 14-3 19 6 .760 1 7-3 W-3 12-2 7-4 14-6 14 12 .538 6½ 6-4 W-2 10-4 4-8 9-6 12 15 .444 9 6-4 L-1 7-7 5-8 9-8 13 14 .481 8 6-4 W-2 6-8 7-6 12-5 12 14 .462 8½ 4-6 W-2 7-8 5-6 10-9 11 13 .458 8½ 5-5 W-2 6-5 5-8 9-8 9 14 .391 10 3-7 L-1 4-8 5-6 6-8 9 15 .375 10½ 2-8 L-3 6-5 3-10 8-9 9 15 .375 10½ 5-5 L-2 7-4 2-11 6-11 9 16 .360 11 5-5 L-1 5-7 4-9 5-9 8 17 .320 12 5-5 W-1 4-9 4-8 8-10 8 18 .308 12½ 2-8 L-1 5-7 3-11 6-10 7 19 .269 13½ 1-9 L-7 6-8 1-11 6-10 5 20 .200 15 3-7 L-4 2-11 3-9 5-15

d-division leader Tuesday’s Games Portland 119, Cleveland 116 Charlotte 95, Sacramento 87 L.A. Lakers 96, Memphis 92 Oklahoma City 105, Denver 93 Golden State 104, New Orleans 93 Wednesday’s Games Utah 86, Orlando 82 Miami 97, Indiana 94 Charlotte 104, Toronto 102, OT

WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf d-Oklahoma City 20 4 .833 ½ 9-1 W-7 12-0 8-4 14-4 Portland 22 5 .815 — 8-2 L-1 10-2 12-3 11-5 d-San Antonio 20 5 .800 1 7-3 W-1 9-2 11-3 11-4 d-L.A. Clippers 18 9 .667 4 6-4 W-3 10-2 8-7 12-3 Houston 17 9 .654 4½ 6-4 W-1 11-3 6-6 9-8 Dallas 15 10 .600 6 6-4 W-2 11-2 4-8 8-8 Phoenix 14 10 .583 6½ 7-3 L-1 8-4 6-6 11-8 Denver 14 10 .583 6½ 6-4 L-1 7-4 7-6 7-8 Golden State 14 12 .538 7½ 5-5 W-1 8-3 6-9 11-11 Minnesota 13 13 .500 8½ 5-5 W-1 8-4 5-9 6-8 L.A. Lakers 12 13 .480 9 5-5 W-1 6-6 6-7 7-10 New Orleans 11 13 .458 9½ 5-5 L-3 7-5 4-8 4-11 Memphis 10 15 .400 11 3-7 L-5 5-10 5-5 6-12 Sacramento 7 17 .292 13½ 3-7 L-2 5-10 2-7 6-13 Utah 7 21 .250 15½ 4-6 W-1 3-10 4-11 5-15

Detroit 107, Boston 106 Atlanta 124, Sacramento 107 Washington 113, Brooklyn 107 Minnesota 120, Portland 109 New York 107, Milwaukee 101,2OT Dallas 105, Memphis 91 San Antonio 108, Phoenix 101 Houston 109, Chicago 94 L.A. Clippers 108, New Orleans 95 Thursday’s Games Chicago at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

Friday’s Games Brooklyn at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Indiana, 8 p.m. Toronto at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at Denver, 9 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.


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Annie’s Mailbox By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar

How do I tell them? Dear Annie: I have a problem, and I’m not sure how my family will react. I’m attracted to transsexuals -- well, one in particular -- but I’m not gay. Some of the transsexuals I’ve spoken to don’t look as if they are male at all. They easily could pass for female since birth. I don’t want my family to think I’m gay, because I’m not. How do I tell them? -- Pennsylvania Pete Dear Pete: A transsexual is someone who has undergone the physical and emotional transformation from one gender to another. It is not a simple process. It requires surgery, hormones and counseling. A male who has become female is now female. She isn’t some guy temporarily masquerading as a woman. And she is entitled to have a romantic life, the same as any other woman. There is no reason for you to broadcast her prior history to anyone. Of course, if the only reason you are involved with her is because you find her background exotic or you are turned on by the fact that she used to be male, that is a different psychological issue and one you might want to examine more closely. Dear Annie: When my mother-in-law was still living, I always helped her organize the holiday meals. After she died, I began doing it myself. I always plan a nice dinner. Now I am having a hard time wanting to get together with my family. I have adult grandchildren, one of whom is already married. I get no assistance from any of them. It’s just something they expect me to do. No one helps with the cooking or cleaning up afterward. They all wait until the last minute to arrive and sit around while I get everything on the table. After the meal, they go downstairs to chat while I am stuck with the kitchen cleanup. I am tired, and I feel used. How can these adults not see the need to respect and appreciate all the times I have done this? My younger grandchildren enjoy the family get-togethers and don’t understand why I am not enthusiastic about them. How do I handle this? -- Tired of Doing All the Holiday Planning Dear Tired: You have to tell them. For years, you have done all the work and asked for nothing. You’ve trained them to think this is OK. They may even believe that you prefer it this way. So speak up. Let them know they are expected to contribute by helping with the cooking, setting the table and cleaning up afterward. They can chat while washing dishes. Assign specific duties to each person, and include the younger grandchildren so they learn that family meals are a group responsibility. If your children and grandchildren refuse to pitch in, inform them that you will no longer host these gatherings because it is too much work for you. You deserve a rest. Dear Annie: I could relate to the letter from “Mom from Montana,” whose new daughter-in-law was angry about the dress she wore to the wedding. I agree with you that the bride is just looking for an excuse to cut off contact. Our daughter-inlaw of 18 years acts the same way. It doesn’t matter what we do to please her -- it is never right. We’ve held our tongues and have continued to be gracious, hoping she will mature, but it hasn’t happened. We were ignored at the children’s baptisms and birthdays. Our son sees all of this, but he is caught in the middle, and we don’t want to make it worse for him. We were tempted to cut off our daughter-in-law from birthday and Christmas gifts, but didn’t want to stoop to her level. I would suggest that “Montana” continue to be kind to her son’s wife, but start inviting him to “stop by.” When our son visits without his wife, we have a wonderful time. -- Nebraska Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column.

HINTS FROM HELOISE CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS Dear Heloise: I found a wonderful way to make children’s Christmas stockings memorable year after year. Our children have received ribbons and church, academic and sports awards. I attach them to their Christmas stockings. They can proudly show off their accomplishments each year. This tradition is carried on with our grandchildren, and has created a sense of pride and remembrance of special times in our family. -- Margie R. in Arkansas BOOKMARK Dear Heloise: In case there’s still somebody left who reads books, here’s my hint: In addition to a bookmark (which gets you to your page), I put a sticky note where I left off. Makes for speedy resuming of reading! -- Ann B. in California Yes, there are book readers, and I am one! I love reading a great novel or biography to wind down after a hectic day. -Heloise Send a money-saving or timesaving hint to Heloise, P.O. Box 795000, San Antonio, TX 78279-5000, or you can fax it to 1-210-HELOISE or email it to Heloise(at)Heloise.com. I can’t answer your letter personally but will use the best hints received in my column.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013: This year you will feel as if the wind is at your back, as so much seems to flow in your life. The only person who can stop you is you. Sometimes your fears and insecurities prevent you from being as dynamic as possible. You might decide to do some personal work to release any issues that limit you. As a result, you could become more relaxed and confident. If you are single, you will attract someone of interest just by being yourself. If you are attached, the bond that exists between you becomes more intense. LEO always encourages you to take the next step. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Your optimism and enjoyment of your personal life come out, even when dealing with a difficult associate. Questions might arise in a meeting or in a discussion involving a friend. Listen carefully and observe. Indulge an important child in your life. Tonight: In weekend mode. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH You will speak and be heard; the modulation of your voice says it all. You would prefer to indulge a loved one rather than have to put restrictions on him or her. You will hear positive news, but recognize that you might not have all the facts. Tonight: Hang out with a pal. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHH Before you go out to complete any holiday shopping or other matters related to the next few weeks, balance your checkbook and take a hard look at your finances. Everyone loves to give gifts, including you, but creating situations that will be damaging later should be avoided. Tonight: Out late. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH A gesture to those in your daily life will mean a lot, and it doesn’t need to cost a lot. A loved one might feel a bit down, as you seem to be everywhere but with him or her. This person will understand your actions, but know that he or she misses you. Tonight: It is your call. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Know when to pull back and find out what is happening. You might not understand the whole story, so speak to a friend or loved one who could give you a different perspective. Have a difficult conversation, and figure out what you want. Tonight: Lighten up the moment. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHH A meeting will be more important than you realize. Push could come to shove, whether you like it or not. Your seriousness will help you communicate how important an appropriate response might be. Get as much information as possible. Tonight: Listen to your instincts. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHH Step up to the plate and assume your responsibilities. Your finances could stress you out inordinately, especially as you might be facing big bills and also coveting a special item for yourself or a loved one. Tonight: Join friends. Let go of the issue. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Keep reaching out to a relative at a distance. A situation could trigger you, but the matter at hand will transform soon enough. Let others’ opinions filter in. At the end of the day, it will be you who has the final opinion. Tonight: Indulge in some lighthearted holiday fun. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHHH Deal with a loved one directly. You might feel as if you are carrying a burden that is hard to discuss; however, you must open up in order to release this weight. One-on-one conversations could help the situation considerably. Tonight: Go out and finish up your shopping. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH Listen to answers and defer to someone else. Allow greater flexibility. Going with the flow could be a lot easier than you originally might have thought. In the past few weeks, if you have managed to relax, you have experienced more freedom. Tonight: Join friends for some munchies. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHH Pace yourself, and know full well what you need to do. A boss or higher-up could be on your case because he or she needs you to do more. You are

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0001 Legal Notices

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

Chi-Gong Exercise Class at Southwick Senior Center SOUTHWICK - This is a new class the center is offering and hoping to get more involvement. The goal is to provide gentle movement exercises for adults with health challenges, which will result in more energy, and an increase in mobility and reduce stress. Classes are held at the Southwick Senior Center on Monday mornings from 10-11 a.m. the cost is only $3. Please call for more information 569-5498. No pre-registration necessary.

Scholarships available for high school seniors WESTERN MASS - Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts announces it will award a total of $50,000 to 25 local high school seniors this academic year through its scholarship program. Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, with funds available to eligible Hispanic applicants via the RMHC®/HACER® (Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources) Scholarship and additional funds available to any student, regardless of race or ethnicity, via the RMHC® Scholars Scholarship. Scholarship applications are now available online at (www.rmhc-ctma.org/scholarships) or by calling 1-855670-4787. Students can also see their guidance counselor for applications. The deadline for submitting an application for the 2013-2014 scholarship program is January 21, 2014. Eligibility requirements for RMHC Scholarships: 1.Be eligible to enroll in and attend a two-or four-year college with a full course study. 2. Reside in a participating area. Additional eligibility requirement RMHC/HACER Scholarship: Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, financial need and community involvement. 

December 19, 2013 COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THE TRAIL COURT PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT Hampden Probate and Family Court 50 State Street Springfield, MA 01103 Docket No. HD13P1176GD NOTICE AND ORDER PETITION FOR RESIGNATION OR PETITION FOR REMOVAL OF GUARDIAN OF A MINOR In the interests of: Vincent N DelDuco & Taylor DelDuco Of: Westfield, MA Minor NOTICE TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES 1. Hearing Date/Time: A hearing on a Petition to Resign as Guardian of a Minor or Petition for Removal of Guardian of a minor filed by Eric DelDuco on 12/6/13 will be held 01/06/2014 01:15 PM Guardianship of Minor Hearing Located 50 State Street, Springfield, MA 01102. 2. Response to Petition: You may respond by filing a written response to the Petition or by appearing in person at the hearing. If you choose to file a written response, you need to: File the original with the Court; and Mail a copy to all interested parties at least five (5) business days before the hearing. 3. Counsel for the Minor: The minor (or an adult on behalf of the minor) has the right to request that counsel be appointed for the minor. 4. Presence of the Minor at Hearing: A minor over age 14 has the right to be present at any hearing, unless the Court finds that it is not in the minor’s best interests. 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. Date: December 6, 2013 Suzanne T. Seguin Register of Probate

0115 Announcements

The City of Westfield is seeking applicants to fill several skilled seasonal positions for the Parks and Recreation Departments 2014 spring/ summer positions. Posted December 13, 2013 and will close February 1, 2014 with selections made by mid February. Positions $15.00 hour. $450.00 per week (subject to funding) These positions are seasonal with no benefits.

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Cheerleading Specialist: Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Duties include teaching 2004 TOYOTA TACOMA, auto- and supervising children the matic, one owner, good condi- sport of Cheerleading. 1 week tion. $10,000. Call (413)568- Monday - Friday Thorough 2238 knowledge and prior experience preferred.

Theater Arts Specialist: Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Duties include teaching and supervising children in various theater arts programs. Knowledge of age appropriate programs and techniques, and prior theater arts experience preferred. 4 weeks Monday - Friday 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 noon

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Field Hockey Instructor: Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Duties include teaching and supervising children the sport of field hockey. Thorough TIMOTHY'S AUTO SALES. knowledge of field hockey and Stop by and see us! We might prior field hockey instructional have exactly what you're look- experience preferred. ing for, if not, left us find it for you! Bartlett Street, Westfield. Gymnastic Specialist: Applic(413)568-2261. Specializing in ants must be 21 years of age or older. Duties include teaching vehicles under $4,000. and supervising children in the sport of gymnastics. Thorough TIMOTHY'S AUTO SALES. Stop knowledge and instructional exby and see us! We might have perience preferred. 4 weeks exactly what you want, if not, let us find it for you! Bartlett Street, Preschool Specialist: ApplicWestfield. (413)568-2261. Spe- ants must be 21 years of age or cializing in vehicles under older. Teacher’s certification preferred and experience working $4,000. with children 3-8 yrs. (5-6 weeks) 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Possible evening programs

Youth Sports Instructor: Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. The Youth Sports Instructor teaches various sports programs to children ages 3-12. Experience working with children and thorough knowledge of teaching various sports preferred. One week Monday - Friday Applications are available at: City Hall Personnel Department 59 Court Street Westfield, MA 01085 Hours are from Monday-Friday from 8-4 All applicants must submit to a CORI/SORI (A criminal back round check) and complete the Conflict of Interest Law form

Soccer Specialist: Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Duties include teaching and supervising children in the CITY OF WESTFIELD sport of soccer. Thorough knowCan You Help Sarah?ledge of soccer and prior soccer PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT instructional experience preferred. 4 weeks Monday - FriThe City of Westfield is seeking day 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 noon applicants to fill several skilled seasonal positions for the Parks Tennis Instructor: Applicants and Recreation Departments must be 18 years of age or 2014 spring/ summer positions. older. Duties include teaching Posted December 13, 2013 and and supervising children the www.sarahgillett.org will close February 1, 2014 with sport of tennis. Thorough knowselections made by mid Febru- ledge of tennis and prior tennis ary. Positions $15.00 hour. - instructional experience pre$450.00 per week (subject to ferred. 4 weeks Monday - Frifunding) These positions are day Evening hours and Satseasonal with no benefits. urday mornings. Spring and summer position Baseball Specialist: Applicants must be 21 years of age or Tennis Specialist: Applicants older. Duties include teaching must be 18 years of age or and supervising children in the older. Duties include teaching sport of baseball. Thorough and supervising children the Want To Know A Secret? knowledge of baseball prior sport of tennis. Thorough knowAsk and Sarah. baseball instructional experi- ledge of tennis and prior tennis www.sarahgillett.org ence preferred. 5 weeks Monday instructional experience pre- Friday 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 ferred. 4 weeks Monday - Frinoon. day 8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

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Cheerleading Specialist: Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Duties include teaching and supervising children the sport of Cheerleading. 1 week Monday - Friday Thorough knowledge and prior experience preferred.

Theater Arts Specialist: Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Duties include teaching Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts (GSCWM) and supervising children in variDEADLINES ous theater arts programs. is seeking innovative, dynamic and thoughtful leaders to serve Knowledge of age appropriate ¥ Pennysaver ¥ on its Board of Directors. This is a two year term commitprograms and techniques, and Wednesday by 5:00 p.m. ment beginning in April of 2014. GSCWM Board of prior theater arts experience pre¥ Westfield News ¥ Directors is a vital, engaged group of volunteers who routinely ferred. 4 weeks Monday - Fri2:00 p.m. the day prior Field Hockey Instructor: Ap- day 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 noon open doors and make major decisions on behalf of the Girl to publication. Tom Bashis plicants must be 18 years of age Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts. 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