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A care package for homeless residents of Westfield.

Donations sought for area’s homeless By DAN DESROCHERS Correspondent WESTFIELD–A city resident is trying to make the holidays of the homeless a little better this season by giving care packages to residents at the Samaritan Inn, and they need your help. Lesley Lambert of Park Square Realty is gathering donations for the care packages, which are being assembled at Park Square Realty, 44 Elm St., Westfield, at 2 p.m., on Dec. 3. The packages still need several toiletries and can be donated between now and Dec. 3 at the storefront on Elm Street. Lambert said that she originally started the project after seeing homeless in need of items with a friend. She said that she is normally community-minded and wanted to find a way to help but wanted to do more than just give money. That’s when she became inspired by her daughter. “My daughter and her friends had a bake sale and donated the money to the homeless– they were 10 and 11 years old,” Lambert said. “And that’s when I realized if they can do it so can I.” This is the second year the project has happened. Last year, Lambert and others combined to donate more than 50 bags to the Samaritan Inn, which is their goal once again.

Lambert said that some of the items being sought include soap, shampoo, tissues, hand sanitizer, mouth wash, deodorant, tissues, hand warmers, gloves and other winter wear. Lambert also said that those who wish to help assemble care packages can arrive at Park Square Realty on Dec. 3 to assist. Lambert urged those who are donating to give items rather than gift cards or money, but those would be accepted to purchase items if need be. Also, food items will not be accepted at the event on Dec. 3, but rather can be donated directly to the Samaritan Inn at any point throughout the year. Peter Gillis, executive director of the Samaritan Inn, said that he is grateful for the work Lambert and others have done but more can always be done. “We can always use more coffee. Not instant, but regular ground coffee,” Gillis said. “Coffee’s what we go through all the time and that’s an item we cannot get at the food bank.” Gillis said that the Samaritan Inn also has freezer space and room for canned goods, so those who want to donate food do not have to worry that it may spoil or go to waste. For more information or to see if you can help, contact Lambert via phone call or text message at (413)575-3611, or stop by Park Square Realty Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with donations.


Break-ins concerning for residents By DAN DESROCHERS Correspondent WESTFIELD – Break-ins, particularly those of businesses, have seen an increase in the city since September. According to police logs, break-ins of businesses have increased over the past three months, and break-ins into homes have more than doubled in the past month. Westfield Police capt. Michael McCabe said that although the home and business break-ins are possibly not related, the majority of the business break-ins may be. “The pattern may be that it’s involved small businesses that don’t deal with large amounts of cash,” McCabe said. “When you see a string of breaking and enterings like this it is likely one perpetrator.” McCabe said that the reason why the two may not be related is because burglars tend to stay with the kind of break-in that they have had success with, which separates Overall, breaking and entering into businesses, including one church, have happened 11 times since Sept. 1 of this year. By comparison, there were just two break-ins of that kind in August of this year. For home break-ins, the total jumped from three in October to eight in November. The break-ins have cost homeowners mostly home electronics, like video game systems and televisions. However, some yard equipment, including a snow blower, were also reported stolen. McCabe could not comment on who is suspected of the crimes or what the motives are, since there are ongoing investigations into the burglaries.

Recreational marijuana use set to be in effect

People at least 21 years of age will be able to posses up to one ounce of marijuana.

By GREG FITZPATRICK Correspondent SOUTHWICK – As the legalization of recreational marijuana was voted in favor by the state of Massachusetts during the Nov. 8 election, people throughout the commonwealth will begin to see the effects of the new law rather shortly. Starting on Dec. 15, anyone who is 21 years or older will be able to possess up to an ounce of marijuana or give up to an ounce to someone as a gift. Individuals will also be able to have up to 10 ounces in their primary residence. It is also allowed to have six plants in a home per person and 12 plants total per home. However, based on the ballot measure passed, no marijuana buying or selling transactions among individuals will be legal. “The only people that can ever sell, will be the retailers,” said Southwick Police Detective Sergeant Robert Landis. Retail stores for recreational marijuana are not

set to be in business until at least January of 2018. For Landis and the rest of the Southwick Police Department, they have to deal with several things that come with the legalization of marijuana. Operating under the influence of narcotics is something that could potentially be a law down the road, and certainly a thought that officers and detectives need to look at. “There’s no standardized testing,” said Landis. “These are things that are going to come down the way.” Landis then went on to say that the charges of buying or selling marijuana at a place other than a retail store, would not change. It would still be considered a criminal offense. “It all comes down to the quantities you’re dealing with,” said Landis. Southwick Police and Det. Landis will continue to follow what happens with the recreational marijuana laws for the state of Massachusetts.

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New York City woman finds lost wedding ring in trash dump NEW YORK (AP) — It took two hours of sifting through more than 200 bags of garbage at a New Jersey trash-transfer station before a New York City woman was reunited with three rings she mistakenly discarded. The New York Daily News reports the 34-year-old woman was preparing Thanksgiving dinner at her Tribeca apartment when she removed the rings and placed them on a paper towel by the sink. The jewelry, which included the woman’s diamond-studded wedding band and engagement ring, accidentally wound up in the trash and was picked up by garbage collectors on Friday. By the time the woman contacted the city Department of Sanitation, the rings were among 13 tons of waste in a collection truck. Sanitation officials say the rings were found because junk mail identified the woman’s trash.

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TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Thursday, Dec. 1, the 336th day of 2016. There are 30 days left in the year.


n Dec. 1, 1941, Japan’s Emperor Hirohito approved waging war against the United States, Britain and the Netherlands after his government rejected U.S. demands contained in the Hull Note. British-born journalist and broadcaster Alistair Cooke became a naturalized American citizen.


In 1824, the presidential election was turned over to the U.S. House of Representatives when a deadlock developed between John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, William H. Crawford and Henry Clay. (Adams ended up the winner.) In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln sent his Second Annual Message to Congress, in which he called for the abolition of slavery, and went on to say, “Fellow-citizens, we can not escape history. We of this Congress and this Administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves.” In 1866, Welsh surveyor Sir George Everest (EEV’-rihst), 79, whose name had been conferred upon the mountain in Nepal by the Royal Geographical Society over his objections, died in London. In 1921, the Navy flew the first non-rigid dirigible to use helium; the C-7 traveled from Hampton Roads, Virginia, to Washington, D.C. In 1934, Soviet communist official Sergei M. Kirov, an associate of Josef Stalin, was assassinated in Leningrad, resulting in a massive purge. In 1942, nationwide gasoline rationing went into effect in the United States.

In 1955, Rosa Parks, a black seamstress, was arrested after refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus; the incident sparked a year-long boycott of the buses by blacks. In 1965, an airlift of refugees from Cuba to the United States began in which thousands of Cubans were allowed to leave their homeland. In 1969, the U.S. government held its first draft lottery since World War II. In 1973, David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, died in Tel Aviv at age 87. In 1989, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev met with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican. In 1990, British and French workers digging the Channel Tunnel between their countries finally met after knocking out a passage in a service tunnel.


Felipe Calderon took the oath of office as Mexico’s president amid catcalls and brawling lawmakers, a chaotic start to a term in which he pledged to heal a country divided by his narrow victory. Officials reported that Typhoon Durian had killed as many as 200 people when it tore through the eastern Philippines (the storm was eventually blamed for some 1,400 deaths).


U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with opposition leader and Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi (ahng sahn soo chee) during a visit to Myanmar. Bobby Valentine was named the 45th manager of the Boston Red Sox. (However, he was fired after one season.)


President Barack Obama told a U.N. climate conference that parts of the global warming deal being negotiated in Paris should be legally binding on the countries that signed on, setting up a potential fight with Republicans at home. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the United States was expanding its special operations forces in Iraq and Syria to help fight Islamic State militants. The Philadelphia 76ers ended the longest losing streak in the history of major professional sports in the United States, topping the Los Angeles Lakers 103-91 to snap a 28-game skid.


Former CIA director Stansfield Turner is 93. Actor-director Woody Allen is 81. World Golf Hall of Famer Lee Trevino is 77. Singer Dianne Lennon (The Lennon Sisters) is 77. Country musician Casey Van Beek (The Tractors) is 74. Television producer David Salzman is 73. Rock singer-musician Eric Bloom (Blue Oyster Cult) is 72. Rock musician John Densmore (The Doors) is 72. Actress-singer Bette Midler is 71. Singer Gilbert O’Sullivan is 70. Former child actor Keith Thibodeaux (TV: “I Love Lucy”) is 66. Actor Treat Williams is 65. Country singer Kim Richey is 60. Actress Charlene Tilton is 58. Actress-model Carol Alt is 56. Actor Jeremy Northam is 55. Actress Katherine LaNasa is 50. Producer-director Andrew Adamson is 50. Actor Nestor Carbonell is 49. Actress Golden Brooks is 46. Actresscomedian Sarah Silverman is 46. Actor Ron Melendez is 44. Contemporary Christian singer Bart Millard is 44. Actor-writerproducer David Hornsby is 41. Singer Sarah Masen is 41. Rock musician Brad Delson (Linkin Park) is 39. Actor Nate Torrence is 39. Rock/Christian music singer-songwriter Mat Kearney is 38. Rock musician Mika Fineo (Filter) is 35. Actor Charles Michael Davis is 32. R&B singer Janelle Monae is 31. Actress Ashley Monique Clark is 28. Pop-rock-rap singer Tyler Joseph (Twenty One Pilots) is 28. Actress Zoe Kravitz is 28. Pop singer Nico Sereba (Nico & Vinz) is 26.




Jenn Harris and Ron Carroll in Christmas on The Rocks at TheaterWorks, Hartford. (Photo by Lanny Nagler)

Review: ‘Christmas On The Rocks’ at TheaterWorks By MARK G. AUERBACH Correspondent When I saw Christmas on the Rocks, TheaterWorks’ new holiday “tradition” last year, I missed a lot of the details, because I was constantly in hysterical laughter. So, it’s a welcome opportunity to revisit the production with the same cast and creative team, and a couple of new twists. In a brisk ninety minutes of adult comedy–this one’s not for the kids–we find out what happened to Tiny Tim from A Christmas Carol, Ralphie from A Christmas Story, Little Susan from Miracle on 34th Street, Clara from The Nutcracker, Hermey from Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, Charlie Brown, and more. The now adult characters wander into a bar on Christmas Eve, nicely designed by Michael Schwelkardt and lit by John Lasiter. When Christmas on The Rocks is funny, as in the playlets about Hermey and Clara, it’s ROFL funny. But this show has a lot of heart, and the playlet about little Susan from Miracle on 34th Street, for example, has a lot of soul. The Charlie Brown playlet borders on the sentimental. Rob Ruggiero, TheaterWorks Artistic Director, came up with this concept: find eight contemporary playwrights and ask them to update some holiday stage and screen characters. Ruggiero directs the off-beat comedy which is sometimes wise, always funny, and one of the best entertainments I’ve laughed my way through in a while. Almost as funny as the characters are their costumes by Aleto Vieti. and wigs by by Mark Adam Rampeyer. The playwrights are (John Cariani (the star of Broadway’s Something Rotten, a StageWest alum, and author of Almost Maine) ,cast members Jenn Harris and Matthew Wilkas who collaborated on a playlet; Jeffrey Hatcher (Never Gonna Dance on Broadway), Jacques Lamarre (Hartford local who has written many shows for Varla Jean Merman), Theresa Rebeck (NBC’s Smash), Edwin Sanchez (Diary of a Puero Rican Demigod) and Jonathan Tolins (Buyer and Cellar,). Ronn Carroll is great as the bartender, and Jenn Harris and Matthew Wilkas are terrific as the many characters brought to life as adults. I loved Wilkas’ over-the-top elf, and Harris’ Nutcracker heroine Clara. Christmas On The Rocks is fun and satisfying on so many levels, and TheaterWorks has become one of our area’s great

entertainment resources. It only plays through December 23. ——— TheaterWorks presents “Christmas on The Rocks” conceived and directed by Rob Ruggiero.. Playlets by John Cariani, Jenn Harris and Matthew Wilkas, Jeffrey Hatcher, Jacques Lamarre, Theresa Rebeck, Edwin Sanchez and Jonathan Tolins. Scenic design by Michael Schwelkardt. Costume design by Aleto Vieti. Lighting design by John Lasiter. Sound design by Michael Miceli. Wigs by Mark Adam Rampeyer. Cast: Jenn Harris, Ron Carroll, and Matt Wilkas. Through December 23. TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl Street, Hartford, CT. For tickets: 860-527-7838 or ——— Mark G. Auerbach studied theatre at American University and the Yale School of Drama. He’s worked for arts organizations and reported on theatre for newspapers and radio.

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Ron Carroll and Jenn Harris in Christmas on The Rocks at TheaterWorks, Hartford. (Photo by Lanny Nagler)

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BLANDFORD JMatthew Wilkas in Christmas on The Rocks at TheaterWorks, Hartford. (Photo by Lanny Nagler)

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The Westfield Farmers’ Market offers WINTER MARKET WESTFIELD — The Westfield Farmers’ Market. The new WINTER MARKET will be held inside the Episcopal Church of the Atonement at 36 Court St., Westfield, MA on Saturdays, November 19 and December 10, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Many of the vendors from the summer season will return with seasonal products including winter vegetables and squash, jams and jellies, pickles, relishes, soaps and oils, gift baskets, holiday meats, baked goods, mushrooms and sweets. Additionally, the Winter Market features area crafters with pottery, candles, woodcrafts, and home decorating items; live acoustic music supported by the Westfield Cultural Council, and local author and illustrator Rhonda Boulette reading from her Flitten Fairy Tales books. The $10 SNAP Match supported by a grant from CISA, and the Loyalty Card program will continue. The building is ADA accessible with free parking;

and professional babysitting is provided. For further information, contact the Westfield Farmers’ Market at 413 562-5461 x 101, or email

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Call 572-3999 to leave your comment. To get the full effect of the PulseLine, listen to the calls at Southwick High School Girls Basketball Is sadly Dying, only 9 girls in grades 10 – 11 & 12 tried out this year. Numbers don’t lie and when only 13 girls in grades 9-10-11 and 12 try out for your High School teams, you have a serious problem. Instead of addressing the problem the AD allowed the varsity coach to take 10 impressionable junior high children to hide the shortage problem. Now you have 12 year old girls playing and hanging out with 17 and 18 year old young women . Funny the Principal at the High School doesn’t allow upper classmen to talk or socialize with junior high students but they can play sports together and have team sleepovers. I urge any parent who had a daughter quit playing basketball at Southwick High to call the Superintendents office and let them know why your daughter stopped playing the sport they loved. The girls basketball team should be a top tier team as the Senior and Sophomore classes won Suburban Western Mass title’s in junior high. Sadly most of the players who were on these title teams have quit the basketball program. The AD and Principal are fully aware of this appalling situation but have taken no actions to protect the kids under their care.

Washington presidential elector joins anti-Trump movement OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Democratic presidential elector from Washington state said Wednesday she is joining a national effort to try and deny Republican Donald Trump the presidency at the Electoral College. Levi Guerra, a 19-year-old from the small town of Warden in central Washington, announced at the state Capitol that she is now part of the so-called Hamilton Electors, a group that includes fellow Washington elector P. Bret Chiafalo, who joined Guerra at the Capitol. The group seeks to block Trump by encouraging both Democratic and Republican electors in every state to unite behind a yet-to-be determined consensus Republican candidate. Guerra says she promised her community that she'd do anything to ensure Trump does not become president and worries what kind of example Trump would set for her generation. "To keep this promise, I believe I must cast my vote to an alternative Republican," she said. "I'm only 19. And this is my first time being involved in politics, but I'm hoping that my willingness to put my country before my party will show that my generation cares about America." Chiafalo said his group is talks with other electors around the country. Among the names of Republicans his group would back are former Secretary of State Colin Powell, former Utah governor Jon Huntsman and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Clinton won Washington state, which has 12 electoral votes. Trump won 306 electoral votes to Democrat Hillary Clinton's 232. A candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win. Electors are chosen by party officials and are typically the party's most loyal members. Presidential electors are not required to vote for a particular candidate under the Constitution. Even so, the National Archives says more than 99 percent of electors have voted as pledged throughout the nation's history. Some states have penalties for so-called "faithless electors." In Washington state, that penalty is a $1,000 fine.

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As Trump claims to have saved Carrier jobs, details are hazy WASHINGTON (AP) — In persuading Carrier to keep hundreds of jobs in Indiana, President-elect Donald Trump is claiming victory on behalf of factory workers whose positions were bound for Mexico. But the scant details that have emerged so far raise doubts about the extent of the victory. By enabling Carrier's Indianapolis plant to stay open, the deal spares about 800 union workers whose jobs were going to be outsourced to Mexico, according to federal officials who were briefed by the heating and air conditioning company. This suggests that hundreds will still lose their jobs at the factory, where roughly 1,400 workers were slated to be laid off. Also, neither Trump nor Carrier has yet to say what the workers might have to give up or precisely what threats or incentives were used to get the manufacturer to change its mind. "There's excitement with most people, but there's a lot of skepticism and worry because we don't know the details," said TJ Bray, 32, who has worked for Carrier for 14 years and installs insulation in furnaces. "There's a few that are worried. And there's still a few that don't even believe this is real. They think it's a play, a set-up or a scam." Sen. Joe Donnelly, an Indiana Democrat, said he, too, has lingering questions about what the announcement could mean for the workers. "Who is going to be retained? What is the structure there will be for the retention? What is going to be put in place?" Donnelly said. "Are these the same jobs at the same wage? I would sure like to know as soon as I can." Fuller answers could emerge Thursday, when Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who is ending his tenure as Indiana governor, are to appear with Carrier officials in Indiana. On the campaign trail, Trump threatened to impose sharp tariffs on any company that shifted its factories to Mexico. And his advisers have since promoted lower corporate tax rates as a means of keeping jobs in the U.S. Trump may have had some leverage because United Technologies, Carrier's parent company, also owns Pratt & Whitney, a big supplier of fighter jet engines that relies in part on U.S. military contracts. Carrier said in a statement that more than 1,000 jobs were saved, though that figure includes headquarters and engineering staff that were likely to stay in Indiana. The company attributed its decision to the incoming Trump administration and financial incentives provided by Indiana, which is something of a reversal, since earlier offers from the state had failed to sway Carrier from decamping to Mexico. "Today's announcement is possible because the incoming Trump-Pence administration has emphasized to us its commitment to support the business community and create an improved, more competitive U.S. business climate," the company said. In February, United Technologies said it would close its Carrier air conditioning and heating plant in Indianapolis and move its manufacturing to Mexico. The plant's workers would have been laid off over three years starting in 2017. Whatever deal Trump struck with Carrier does not appear to have salvaged jobs at a separate branch of United Technologies in Huntington, Indiana, that makes microprocessor-based controls for the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration industries. That branch will move manufacturing operations to a new plant in Mexico, costing the city 700 jobs by 2018. Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters suggested that local officials lack the political clout to preserve those jobs. "At a local level, there was not much that anybody was going to do to make global, publicly traded companies make a decision other than what they made for the benefit of their shareholders," Fetters said. Donnelly said he worries about other factory job losses

threatening his state. Bearing maker Rexnord, which has a factory near the Carrier plant in Indianapolis, plans to lay off about 350 workers. And electronics manufacturer CTS plans to eliminate more than 200 jobs at its Elkhart plant, he said. Union leaders who represent the Carrier workers were not involved in the negotiations that the Trump team had with their employer. Chuck Jones, president of United Steelworkers Local 1999, which represents Carrier workers, said of Tuesday's news: "I'm optimistic, but I don't know what the situation is. I guess it's a good sign. ... You would think they would keep us in the loop. But we know nothing." Trump's deal with Carrier may be a public relations success for the incoming president. It also suggests that he has unveiled a new presidential economic approach: actively choosing individual corporate winners and losers — or at least winners. To critics who see other Indiana factories on the verge of closing, deals like the one at Carrier are unlikely to stem the job losses caused by automation and cheap foreign competition. The prospect that the White House might directly intervene is also a concern to some economists. The incentives needed to keep jobs from moving often come at the public's expense. They note that Trump's activism might encourage companies to threaten to move jobs overseas in hopes of receiving tax breaks or contracts with the government. "It sets up a race to the bottom," said Diane Lim, chief economist at the nonprofit Committee for Economic Development. Carrier's parent company indicated that moving production to Mexico would save the company $65 million annually. Because of pressures like that, states routinely give manufacturers incentives, and "economists who recoil at the thought of this are living in a dream world," said Scott Paul, president of the American Alliance for Manufacturing. For Trump, a challenge will be trying to duplicate the Carrier feat many times over to retain and increase the nation's 12.3 million manufacturing jobs. Since the start of 2015, the Labor Department has issued over 1,600 approvals for layoffs or plant closings as a result of shifts of production overseas or competition from imports, the American Alliance of Manufacturing noted. But other forces, such as consumer demand and the value of the dollar, also determine whether assembly lines keep humming. Payroll services provider ADP said Wednesday that manufacturers shed 10,000 jobs in November. U.S. manufacturers have struggled in the past year as a stronger dollar has cut into exports and domestic businesses have spent less on machinery and other equipment. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday that Trump would have to replicate the Carrier deal 804 times to meet President Barack Obama's record. He said that Obama created 805,000 jobs in manufacturing and that the figure is much higher if existing jobs that have been protected are included. Trump acknowledged the extent of the problem on the campaign trail this year. "So many hundreds and hundreds of companies are doing this," he said. "We have to stop our jobs from being stolen from us. We have to stop our companies from leaving the United States." Carrier wasn't the only company Trump assailed during the campaign. He pledged to give up Oreos after Nabisco's parent, Mondelez International, said it would replace nine production lines in Chicago with four in Mexico. He criticized Ford after the company said it planned to invest $2.5 billion in engine and transmission plants in Mexico.

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Senate takes aim at ‘bots’ that snap up concert seats WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is cracking down on computer software used by ticket brokers to snap up tickets to concerts and shows. Senators passed legislation by voice vote Wednesday that would make using the software an "unfair and deceptive practice" under the Federal Trade

Commission Act and allow the FTC to pursue those cases. The House passed similar legislation in September, but the bills are not identical so the Senate legislation now moves to the House. The so-called "bots" rapidly purchase as many tickets as possible for resale at significant markups. They are one of the

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James E. Boyden WESTFIELD – James E. Boyden, 57, (1959-2016) passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016 at Noble Hospital. He was born in Westfield, MA to William H. and Janet L. (Gafga) Boyden. He was a graduate of Westfield Vocational High School and was employed as a machinist for Advanced Manufacturing for 30 years. He enjoyed the outdoors through fishing, hunting, ATV-ing, tractoring and mowing the lawn, Wednesday night dump and darts was also a favorite. Take a moment to listen, we can still hear him laugh, hope you can too. Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Joyce A. (Simonowicz) Boyden, his parents William and Janet Boyden, all of Russell, his loving children, Matthew Boyden of Blandford and Allison Boyden of Holyoke and many relatives and many more friends. Visiting hours will be held on Saturday from 9-11AM followed by a Funeral Home Service at 11AM in the Firtion Adams FS, 76 Broad St. Westfield, followed by burial in Russell Cemetery.

Police Logs WESTFIELD Major crime and incident report Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:17 a.m.: Larceny, Pochassic Road. Police received a report of a stolen crock pot from an apartment, valued at $350. Police reported that there was a suspect but no arrests were made in the incident. 10:36 a.m.: Larceny, Kane Brothers Circle. Police received a report of jewelry that was possibly stolen from a home on Kane Brothers Circle. Police were unable to provide more information due to the incident being under investigation. 11 a.m.: Identity fraud, East Main Street. Police received a report of a possible identity fraud. According to the victim, there was a credit card that was opened in their name and there were charges made on the card. However, police reported that there would be no loss in the end for the victim. The incident is currently under investigation. 11:25 a.m.: vandalism, Riverside Drive. Police received a report of vandalism of a sign on Riverside Drive. According to police, BBs were shot at the sign, which caused the damage. This may be related to other vandalism cases but police were unable to specify further. No arrests were made at the time of the report. 6:25 p.m.: Fraud, walk-in. Police received a report of possible fraud that occurred to a resident in Westfield from a concerned family member. According to police, the resident may have lost over $7,000 within the past week after they received requests via mail for money to be sent. Police are currently investigating but there is no further information at this time. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 11:43 a.m.: Burglary and breaking and entering, Pontoosic Road. Police received a report from a homeowner that someone allegedly entered his garage through a window sometime overnight, and stole a snowblower. There were no suspects reported and police are investigating. 4:17 p.m.: Motor vehicle violation and arrest, Elm Street. Police reported that they witnessed a vehicle operated by Robert D. Hazelton, 32, of Vernon, Connecticut, illegally pass several vehicles while also traveling for a period of time between 65 and 70 miles an hour. Police stopped Hazelton and upon inputting his information, found that he had a revoked license. Police arrested Hazelton and charged him with operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and speeding. 7:46 p.m.: Accident, Southampton road. Police received a report of a motor vehicle that struck a deer on Southampton Road. There were no injuries to humans on scene, but the vehicle had to be towed. Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 2:08 a.m.: Motor vehicle violation and arrest, Union Street. Police initially stopped a vehicle operated by Christian J. Costoso, 26, of Westfield, after they reported that the inspection sticker on the vehicle was expired. Upon processing Costoso’s information, police found that he was also operating with a suspended license. Police arrested Costoso and charged him with operating a motor vehicle with a license revoked– habitual offender, and motor vehicle not meeting safety standard. 7:13 a.m.: Vandalism, Aldrich Drive. Police received a report of four out of five vehicles in a parking lot of an apartment complex that were vandalized. The vehicles had damage which varied between windows being broken and tires being slashed. Police also reported all five of the vehicles in the parking lot belonged to individuals who live together. Police are currently investigating. 8:06 a.m.: Burglary and breaking and entering, Westwood Drive. Police received a report from a resident who claimed that there was a possible breaking and entering into a shed of their home at some point over the weekend. Police investigated and reported that there were gardening tools stolen. No other information was available at the time of the report. 1:41 p.m.: Larceny, walk-in. Police received a report from someone who claimed that while they were driving their car, their iPhone was stolen off of the dashboard of their car at some point in their travels. There were no witnesses. Police had no further information. 6:54 p.m.: Breaking and entering, Pine Street. Police received a report of a broken window at a home on Pine Street and the appearance of an attempted forced entering. However, police reported that no entry was made and no items were reported missing.

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Court Logs Westfield District Court Nov. 21, 2016 Gregory H. Allen, 40, of 22 Birch Hill Road, Blandford, was released on his personal recognizance pending a Jan. 31 hearing after being arraigned on charges of assault and battery, assault and battery on a pregnant victim, assault and battery on a family or household member and vandalizing property, brought by Westfield Police. Paul Mcgourty, 23, of 77 Montgomery St., Westfield, was released on personal recognizance pending a Dec. 21 hearing after being arraigned on a charge of assault and battery on a household member, brought by Westfield Police. Sergio Miacola, 59, of 9 West School St., Westfield, was held in lieu of $500 bail pending a Dec. 15 hearing after being arraigned on four charges of larceny over $250 by single scheme, brought by Westfield Police. Nov. 22, 2016 Jeffrey W. Linnell, Jr., 23, of 52 B Lake George Road, Wales, Massachusetts, was released on $1,000 cash bail pending a Dec. 28 hearing after being arraigned on charges of vandalizing property, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, strangulation or suffocation, assault and batter on a family or household member and kidnapping, brought by Westfield Police. Robert R. Pomeroy, 50, of 277 Fernbank Road, Springfield, was released on personal recognizance pending a Dec. 28 hearing after being arraigned on a charge of larceny of drug, brought by Westfield Police.

Nov. 23, 2016 Robert D. Hazelton, Jr., 32, of 32 Hillside Ave., VernonRockville, was released on his personal recognizance pending a Dec. 28 hearing after being arraigned on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a license suspended, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and speeding, brought by Westfield Police. Emilio J. Garcia Cappas, 20, of 185 Farnum Dr., Holyoke, was sentenced to one year of probation after pleading guilty to possession to distribute class D and class E drugs. He was also found not responsible for violation of state highway signals, signs or markings and had a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle dismissed. Charges brought by Westfield Police.

Pittsfield man pleads not guilty in crash NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — A Pittsfield man who was behind the wheel of a car that crashed, killing one of his passengers, has pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide and other charges. The Berkshire Eagle reports that 20-year-old Nathan Reiter was released on personal recognizance after his arraignment in North Adams district court on Wednesday. Prosecutors say Reiter was driving about twice the posted speed limit of 30 mph in the early morning hours of Oct. 7 in Cheshire when he lost control of his car. The vehicle hit a tree and landed on its roof. One of Reiter's four passengers, 19-year-old Robert Pearson, of Dalton, died. The other three passengers were not seriously injured. Reiter told police that he swerved to avoid an animal.




ARTSLEISURE The Arts Beat By MARK AUERBACH Broadway, The Rocky Horror Show, The Addams Family, Finding Neverland, and Tuck Everlasting. For information on Connecticut Repertory Theatre: http://www.crt.

Terrence Mann Named Connecticut Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Three-time Tony Award nominee Terrence Mann will return to Connecticut Repertory Theatre in Storrs as the Artistic Director of the theatre’s popular Nutmeg Summer Series. Mann previously appeared onstage at Connecticut Repertory Theatre over the course of the last several seasons starring in productions of My Fair Lady, Man of La Mancha, Peter Pan, and Les Misérables, in which he reprised his performance in the role of Javert. He previously directed CRT Nutmeg Summer Series productions of Les Misérables and Pirates of Penzance. Mann made his Broadway debut in the Tony Awardwinning musical Barnum, but his breakout performance came in the role of Rum Tum Tugger in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats. Mann

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TERRENCE MANN received his first Tony Award nomination for his work as Javert in Les Misérables, his second for his performance as the Beast in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and his most recent nomination came in 2013 for his portrayal of King Charles in Pippin. Mann’s many Broadway credits include starring and featured roles in The Scarlet Pimpernel, Rags, Jerome Robbins’

CONNetic Dance’s Nutcracker Suite and Spicy, a fun-for-all-ages update of the holiday classic, runs from December 9-11, at the Wadsworth Atheneum’s Aetna Theater in Hartford, CT. A quirky, innovative production created and choreographed by CONNetic Dance company director Carolyn Paine, Nutcracker Suite and Spicy breaks the traditional mold on a timeless story, and breathes into it new life. Carolyn Paine’s credits as a dancer, actor, and choreographer include ABC New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, Italian Vogue, national commercials, and numerous Off-Broadway productions. Her trademark sense

NUTCRACKER SUITE AND SPICY of humor adds extra spice to the production’s creative choreography, which features everything from tap dancing soldiers, to acrobatic dancers gliding across giant snowballs, to a sassy hip hop Sugar Rum Cherry. Performances will be held as part of the Wadsworth’s Festival of Trees and Traditions. Nutcracker Suite and Spicy features the com-

pany’s signature style of dance fusion, including ballet, modern, tap, jazz, and hip hop – all seasoned with Carolyn Paine’s trademark sense of humor. The production is proud to again feature a beautiful backdrop design by artist Nina Salazar which depicts Hartford as a magical winter wonderland. CONNetic Dance is an ensemble of talented and

diverse professional dancers based out of Hartford, CT who are also committed to inspiring the youth of the city. Nearly half of the cast of professional dancers are Hartford natives, who attended the Academy of the Arts in Hartford. Dancers have been teaching outreach programs at Hartford area Schools throughout the summer and fall and the company is proud to offer free tickets to this production to any student in Hartford Public Schools. For details: 860-251-9194 or

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Tanglewood has announced its 2017 summer season of classical and contemporary music running June 18 through Labor Day Some of the program highlights include: Keith Lockhart conducting the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra in Jaws in concert on June 18; the Mark Morris Dance Company June 28-29; The Boston Pops Sondheim on Sondheim concert on July 8; Tanglewood on Parade on August 1; and John Williams Film Night with The Boston Pops on August 19. Tickets go on sale on January 29. The Popular Artists concerts will be announced later. For details: 888-266-1200 or See Arts Beat, Page 8

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Dickens Days House Tour Features 7 Decorated Locations, Carriage Rides, Carolers And Costumed Characters. WESTFIELD — Back by popular demand, Westfield on Weekends, Inc. (WOW) will present the eighth “Dickens of A Day” Holiday House Tour Sunday, December 4 from 12 noon to 4:00 pm, beginning at the Rinnova Building, 105 Elm Street in downtown Westfield as part of Westfield Dickens Days. Seven locations will be featured in this eighth edition of the popular Dickens Days tradition that has proven an extremely popular event during Dickens Days, according to Tania Vancini, WOW Secretary and chair of the 2016 tour. “This year’s edition is exceptional with houses, representing a wide variety of American architecture, each decked out for the holiday season,” Vancini said. “It really is a celebration of city treasures from colonial times through the Victorian era to 20th Century modern abodes. Each home will offer the home owners’ perspective of the season with musical performers, Dickens Days spirits, including Scrooge, The Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present from “A Christmas Carol” and members of Father Frost’s court. “We are also pleased to feature the Meeting House of Stanley Park, which is an exact replica of the first civic structure in Westfield,” Vancini continued. “Stanley Park has gone all out with beautiful decorations, carolers and even carriage rides through the park for participants. Folks are invited to bring a non-perishable food item to the Meeting House for the Westfield Food Bank.” The tour will begin at the Westfield Creative Arts Shop and Gallery, where participants will be given a program booklet with a map and descriptions of the tour stops and where they can shop at “Mr. Schnitzel’s Holiday Market,” a pop-up store in the spirit of European Christmas markets, offering special gifts made by regional artists and artisans. Tickets prior to the house tour are $15 online at and at the Westfield Creative Arts Shop at 105 Elm Street and will be $20 at the door this Sunday. Now in its thirteenth year, Dickens Days is the signature program of Westfield on Weekends, Inc., an all-volunteer 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with major holiday funding provided in part by Easthampton Saving Bank.

Art Gallery Open in Southwick SOUTHWICK – Sunnyside Road Gallery announces that a new collection of paintings is now on display. The work ranges from small watercolors to major, large oil and/or acrylic paintings by award-winning Southwick artist Carolyn Avery. Avery’s “gallery” experience began when, as a girl, she hung her coloring book pictures on the walls of her chicken barn in Granville. “I grew up being taken to openings of Uncle Milton [Avery]’s art shows. I suppose that sparked the urge to display my work too,” she muses. Avery was always fascinated by color. As a child, when she received a coloring book, she would color endlessly, first page to last. That creative drive never ended. At times Avery diverged into sewing projects, including quilting, but painting always lured her back to her studio. Her favorite medium is oils, but acrylics worked better for the layers she likes to do when she painted outdoors with the Hilltown Plein Air Painters, centered in Huntington. More recently, she has taken up watercolors because they are more manageable to use when she accompanies her husband, Bob Mills, as he pursues his work away from home and studio. One new subject with the watercolors is small portraits of cats and dogs. In the past, Avery has painted many horses. Located at 52 Sunnyside Road in Southwick, the gallery is open on Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. on every Saturday in December or by appointment by calling 413569-0384. Browsers are always welcome.

Huntington Public Library Storyteller HUNTINGTON — Storyteller John Porcino will be at the Huntington Public Library in Huntington, MA on Saturday December 3, 2016 at 2pm. In this performance entitled “Heck of a Way to Stay Warm” John will share stories and songs that celebrate the turning of the year, and the sparkling season of winter. John,a resident of Amherst, has been a storyteller for 33 years and he is an auditioned artist on the Massachusetts Cultural Council Roster and the Massachusetts Touring Roster. For further information contact the Huntington Public Library at the telephone number (413)667-3506.

Saint Stephen Society to meet WESTFIELD — The annual meeting of the Saint Stephen’s Society will be held on Sunday, December 4 at 2:00 pm at the Slovak Hall, 51 East Silver Street, Westfield, MA. Nancy Butler, 413-568-0798.


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The UMass Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Jeffrey Holmes, performs new works and holiday favorites including Stan Kenton’s Twelve Days of Christmas on December 6 at Bowker Auditorium on the UMass campus in Amherst. For details: 413-545-2511 or 800-999-UMAS or The Nutcracker gets a traditional spin in The Albany Berkshire Ballet production, which tours New England this time of year. Local performances are upcoming at Pittsfield’s Colonial Theatre on December 3-4; and Springfield Symphony Hall on December 10 with two performances; Madeline Cantarella Culpo is the company’s artistic director. For details: The Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus, now in its 5th season, will perform its annual holiday concert, A Wish Come True!, on December 2-4, at the Aetna Theater at The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford. The 50-member chorus will be accompanied this year by a percussion ensemble. A Wish Come True! will include “Festival Gloria,” “O, Come All Ye Faithful,” “Jingle Bells,” and many more holiday and seasonal favorites. The Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus A Cappella ensemble, On That Note! – led by Music Director Justin Gazard – will perform “What Child is This?,” “White Winter Hymnal,” and “Last Christmas.” For details: The Hartford Symphony Orchestra performs its annual Holiday Cirque Spectacular, with Maestra Carolyn Kuan and the Cirque de la Symphonie acrobatic troupe. This is one of the most innovative orchestral holiday pops around, combining traditional seasonal music with some high-flying pyrotechnics. The

Hartford Symphony Holiday Cirque Spectacular. dazzler takes place on December 17 at The Bushnell. For details: 860-987-5900 or —— Mark G. Auerbach studied theatre at American University and the Yale School of Drama. He’s worked for arts organizations and reported on theatre for newspapers and radio.

Santa Claus is coming to campus WESTFIELD- Presented by the Westfield State Foundation and the Westfield State Circle K Club, Westfield State University’s annual Breakfast with Santa event is back for its 33rd year on Saturday, December 3. The event will be held in Scanlon Banquet Hall with two seatings: 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. In the three decades that Westfield State has hosted the event, almost all have been sellouts. Along with breakfast, admission includes face painting, a gift for each child, and entertainment by the Melha clowns from Shriners Hospital.

Southwick Lions Breakfast with Santa December 4th SOUTHWICK — “Breakfast and Photos with Santa Claus” will be held at the Southwick Rec Center, 64 Powder Mill Road, in Southwick on Sunday December 4th from 8:00 AM until 12 Noon. The buffet breakfast will feature pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, orange juice, coffee, tea, and milk. Prizes will be raffled throughout the morning and Santa Claus will be available for photos. The cost for breakfast is $8.00 per adult and $5.00 for children under 12. Proceeds will be used to support the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund and the Southwick Recreation Center.

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SOUTHWICK —The Southwick Congregational Church, 488 College Highway, Southwick, MA will be having their annual Holly Bazaar on WESTFIELD — The First Congregational Church of Saturday, December 3, from Westfield, 18 Broad Street will be hosting our Annual 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM.  Crafters Victorian Tea on December 5th at 1:30PM.  We will feature an are invited to rent a table space.  English Tea With varieties of sandwiches, scones with straw- If you are interested, please call berries and cream and cookies. Tickets must be purchased in (413)896-5378 or the church advance.  This Event sells out fast and tickets are Limited.  office at 413-569-6362 for more Please call the church office for tickets at 568.2833.  Tickets information and a registration form. are $15.00.

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Photos can be purchased for an additional fee and a raffle will be held during the event. Tickets are $7 for children and $9 for adults. Children age three and under can attend for free, but will not receive a gift from Santa or a seat without a ticket. Tickets will be sold exclusively online at http://www.westfield. The snow date is Sunday, December 4. Student members of Circle K will volunteer at the event along with members of the Westfield State Foundation. Breakfast with Santa proceeds benefit Circle K charities includ-

ing local senior citizen home visits, the New England Pediatric Trauma Institute (Boston and Hartford) and the Paul Newman “Hole in the Wall Gang” organization, which sponsors terminally ill children for summer camp. “Breakfast with Santa is important to both the City of Westfield and the university because the event brings the two communities together and is something that both communities look forward to year after year,” said Molly Goslin, Circle K vice president and elementary education major.




Gators get going Players for the Gateway Regional High School boys’ basketball team get in a practice session prior to the start of their season. The Gators open up the regular season Thursday, December 8 against John J. Duggan Academy in the Gator Pit. Tip-off is at 6:30 p.m. (Photos by Marc St. Onge)

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Thursday, Dec. 8 BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. John J. Duggan Academy, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Hopkins Academy, 5 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Hopkins Academy, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 No Sports Scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 13 No Sports Scheduled Wednesday, Dec. 14 WRESTLING at Southwick, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 BOYS’ BASKETBALL @ Box Out Cancer Challenge vs. Westfield Technical Academy, Westfield Technical Academy High School, 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 BOYS’ BASKETBALL @ Box Out Cancer Challenge vs. St. Mary, Westfield Technical Academy High School, 7 p.m. JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Smith Academy, Sherry A. Webb Gymnasium, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Smith Academy, Sherry A. Webb Gymnasium, 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19 No Sports Scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 20 No Sports Scheduled

ST. MARY Thursday, Dec. 8 No Sports Scheduled Friday, Dec. 9 No Sports Scheduled Monday, Dec. 12 No Sports Scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 13 No Sports Scheduled Wednesday, Dec. 14 ICE HOCKEY vs. Belchertown, Amelia Park Ice Arena, 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 BOYS’ BASKETBALL @ Box Out Cancer Challenge vs. Smith Voke, Westfield Technical Academy High School, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 BOYS’ BASKETBALL @ Box Out Cancer Challenge vs. Gateway, Westfield Technical Academy High School, 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Baystate Academy Charter Public School, Westfield Middle School South, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 21 Thursday, Dec. 8 No Sports Scheduled No Sports Scheduled Thursday, Dec. 22 Friday, Dec. 9 JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Easthampton, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’/GIRLS’ SWIMMING vs. Easthampton, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Easthampton, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 Friday, Dec. 23 WRESTLING @ Kick Off Quad Meet, West JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. McCann Tech, 5 p.m. Springfield High School, 9 a.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. McCann Tech, 6:30 p.m. ICE HOCKEY vs. Minnechaug, Amelia Park Arena, Monday, Dec. 26 6 p.m. No Sports Scheduled Monday, Dec. 12 Tuesday, Dec. 27 No Sports Scheduled No Sports Scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 13 Wednesday, Dec. 28 BOYS’/GIRLS’ SWIMMING at Monson, Quarry Hill WRESTLING at Smith Voke, 3:30 p.m. Elementary School, 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL @ Minnechaug, 5:30 p.m. No Sports Scheduled BOYS’ BASKETBALL @ Minnechaug, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30 Wednesday, Dec. 14 No Sports Scheduled JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. West Springfield, 5:30 Mon., Jan. 2 p.m. No Sports Scheduled GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. West Springfield, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3 Thursday, Dec. 15 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Pathfinder, 5:30 p.m. ICE HOCKEY at West Springfield, Olympia Rink, JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Franklin Tech, 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Pathfinder, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Franklin Tech, 7 p.m. BOYS’/GIRLS’ SWIMMING at Agawam, Agawam Wednesday, Jan. 4 Junior High School, 4 p.m. No Sports Scheduled JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Belchertown, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 BOYS’ INDOOR TRACK vs. Central @ Smith JB BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Pioneer Valley Christian College, 6:45 p.m. Academy, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ INDOOR TRACK vs. Putnam @ Smith College, 6:45 p.m. HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Belchertown, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Baystate Academy WRESTLING @ Longmeadow Early Bird Charter Public School, Westfield Middle School Tournament, Longmeadow High School, 9 a.m. South, 6 p.m. ICE HOCKEY vs. Shrewsbury, Tabor Academy Ice Tuesday, Dec. 20 Rink, 4 p.m. No Sports Scheduled Sunday, Dec. 18 Wednesday, Dec. 21 ICE HOCKEY vs. TBD, Tabor Academy Ice Rink, GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Mount Everett, Westfield Time TBA Middle School North, 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19 ICE HOCKEY vs. Mount Everett, Amelia Park Ice JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Holyoke, 5:30 p.m. Arena, 8 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Holyoke, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22 Tuesday, Dec. 20 No Sports Scheduled BOYS’/GIRLS’ SWIMMING vs. South Hadley, 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23 JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Chicopee Comp, 5:30 ICE HOCKEY vs. Taconic, Amelia Park Ice Arena, p.m. 2 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Chicopee Comp, 7 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Commerce, Westfield ICE HOCKEY at East Longmeadow, Olympia Ice Middle School North, 6 p.m. Center, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26 Wednesday, Dec. 21 ICE HOCKEY at Greenfield, Collins-Moylan Arena, WRESTLING vs. Southwick, 7 p.m. 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22 Tuesday, Dec. 27 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Central, 5:30 p.m. ICE HOCKEY vs. Turners Falls, Amelia Park Ice JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Holyoke, 6 p.m. Arena, 2 p.m.

WESTFIELD TECHNICAL ACADEMY Thursday, Dec. 8 No Sports Scheduled Friday, Dec. 9 No Sports Scheduled Monday, Dec. 12 No Sports Scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 13 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Smith Academy, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Smith Academy, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14 No Sports Scheduled Thursday, Dec. 15 BOYS’ BASKETBALL @ Box Out Cancer Challenge vs. Gateway, 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 BOYS’ BASKETBALL @ Box Out Cancer Challenge vs. Smith Voke, 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19 No Sports Scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 20 No Sports Scheduled Wednesday, Dec. 21 No Sports Scheduled Thursday, Dec. 22 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Pioneer Valley Christian Academy, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Pioneer Valley Christian Academy, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23 No Sports Scheduled Monday, Dec. 26 No Sports Scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 27 No Sports Scheduled Wednesday, Dec. 28 No Sports Scheduled Thursday, Dec. 29 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Hampden Charter School of Science, Dunbar Community Center, 4 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Hampden Charter School of Science, Dunbar Community Center, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Hampden Charter School of Science, Dunbar Community Center, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30 No Sports Scheduled Mon., Jan. 2 No Sports Scheduled Tuesday, Jan. 3 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Franklin Tech, 5:30 p.m.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Franklin Tech, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Sci-Tech, 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 No Sports Scheduled Friday, Jan. 6 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Putnam, 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. McCann Tech, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. McCann Tech, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Commerce, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 No Sports Scheduled Thursday, Jan. 12 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at St. Mary, Westfield Middle School North, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL at St. Mary, Westfield Middle School South, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. John J. Duggan Academy, 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16 No Sports Scheduled Tuesday, Jan. 17 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Gateway, 4 p.m. JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Smith Voke, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Smith Voke, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 No Sports Scheduled Thursday, Jan. 19 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Pathfinder, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Pathfinder, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Franklin Tech, 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Smith Voke, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Gateway, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 No Sports Scheduled Thursday, Jan. 26 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. St. Mary, 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Pioneer Valley Christian Academy, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Pioneer Valley Christian Academy, 7 p.m.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Central, 7 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Holyoke, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23 No Sports Scheduled Monday, Dec. 26 No Sports Scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 27 JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Northampton, 5:30 p.m. ICE HOCKEY vs. Wachusett, Amelia Park Arena, 7 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Northampton, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Watertown, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Watertown, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29 WRESTLING @ Phil Tomkiel Holiday Tournament, Agawam High School, 9 a.m. ICE HOCKEY vs. Guilford, Ingalis Rink 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Agawam, 5:30 p.m. ICE HOCKEY vs. Danbury, Ingalis Rink, 6 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Agawam, 7 p.m. Mon., Jan. 2 No Sports Scheduled Tuesday, Jan. 3 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Commerce, 5:30 p.m. JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Northampton, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Commerce, 7 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Northampton, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 ICE HOCKEY vs. Longmeadow, Amelia Park Arena, 7 p.m. WRESTLING vs. Longmeadow, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 No Sports Scheduled Friday, Jan. 6 BOYS’/GIRLS’ INDOOR TRACK vs. Longmeadow @ Smith College, 3:45 p.m. BOYS’/GIRLS’ SWIMMING at East Longmeadow, 4 p.m. JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at West Springfield, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at West Springfield, 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Pope Francis, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Pope Francis, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 BOYS’/GIRLS’ SWIMMING at Longmeadow, 4 p.m. JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Central, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Central, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 ICE HOCKEY vs. Ludlow, Amelia Park Arena, 7 p.m.

SOUTHWICK-TOLLAND REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL Thursday, Dec. 8 No Sports Scheduled Friday, Dec. 9 BOYS’/GIRLS’ INDOOR TRACK vs. Hampshire, South Hadley @ Smith College, 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 JV ICE HOCKEY vs. Turners Falls, Cyr Arena, Time TBD Monday, Dec. 12 No Sports Scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 13 BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. John J. Duggan Academy, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14 WRESTLING vs. Gateway, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Palmer, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Palmer, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 BOYS’/GIRLS’ INDOOR TRACK vs. Ludlow @ Smith College, 3:45 p.m. JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Frontier, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Frontier, 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19 No Sports Scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 20 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. McCann Tech, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Pioneer Valley Christian Academy, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Pioneer Valley Christian Academy, 7 p.m. WRESTLING at Westfield, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Ware, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Ware, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Pioneer Valley Regional, 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26 No Sports Scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 27 No Sports Scheduled Wednesday, Dec. 28 No Sports Scheduled Thursday, Dec. 29 WRESTLING @ Phil Tomkiel Holiday Tournament, Agawam High School, 9 a.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Palmer, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30 JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Ware, 5:30 p.m.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Ware, 7 p.m. Mon., Jan. 2 No Sports Scheduled Tuesday, Jan. 3 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Baystate Academy Charter Public School, 5:30 p.m. JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Pope Francis, Dupont Middle School, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Baystate Academy Charter Public School, 7 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Pope Francis, Dupont Middle School, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Hampshire, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Hampshire, 7 p.m. WRESTLING at Granby, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Granby, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Granby, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6 BOYS’/GIRLS’ INDOOR TRACK vs. Mohawk, Mahar @ Smith College, 3:45 p.m. JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Turners Falls, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Turners Falls, 7 p.m. Sun., Jan. 8 JV ICE HOCKEY vs. Westfield, Olympia Ice Center, Time TBD Monday, Jan. 9 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Hampshire, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL at Hampshire, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 JV GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Greenfield, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL vs. Greenfield, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 BOYS’ BASKETBALL at John J. Duggan Academy, 7 p.m. WRESTLING vs. Franklin Tech, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 SKIING – PVIAC Race, Berkshire East Ski, 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 JV BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Renaissance, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ BASKETBALL vs. Renaissance, 7 p.m. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL at Mohawk Trail, 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 JV ICE HOCKEY at Wahconah, Olympia Ice Center, Time TBD Monday, Jan. 16 Tuesday, Jan. 17 SKIING – PVIAC Race, Berkshire East Ski, 5 p.m.




Wrestling with the future The Southwick-Tolland wrestling team held a practice session/tryouts Wednesday, employing technical moves and various exercises to strengthen the necessary muscles for upcoming meets. The team was also given a cognitive test to have a necessary baseline for any possible concussions. The Rams open the season against the visiting Gateway Gators Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. (Photos by Lynn Boscher)

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Had a Dad Dear Annie: My nephew, “Bill,” married “Helen.” Helen had a 2-year-old son, “Dylan.” Helen told Bill that Dylan’s father had given up his parental rights, so Bill legally and happily adopted baby Dylan. We all came to deeply love baby Dylan. He was adorable, bright and sweet. Dylan quickly felt close to all his many cousins. Four years later, Helen abruptly left Bill for another man. When Bill attempted to get visitation with Dylan, Helen informed the court that Dylan’s father had never really given up his parental rights, so therefore the adoption became void. Tragically, none of us in the family ever saw Dylan again. How could 6-year-old Dylan begin to understand this? He loved Bill more than anyone in the world, and then one day he never saw him again! We do not know what his mother told him. How could his mother hurt him like this? I often wonder whether children are ever going to have any rights of their own in our courts. So far, the only rights kids have are not to be starved and not to be beaten. Our children are still lawfully treated as property of their parents. Our courts look out for the parents’ rights. When will our laws become in favor of what is in the best interest of the child? -- Still Crying Dear Crying: Look further into the laws in your state. I think there is a good chance your nephew has recourse here to see Dylan again, especially as he adopted him -- or at least was led to believe he did. Some states do have laws that take such factors into consideration, with the goal of doing what’s best for the child. Don’t give up hope. Dear Annie: I feel that your reply to “Serially Disappointed” was a cop-out. I hear what this young woman is saying. I am in my early 60s and have been divorced for 15 years. The men I meet are seriously lacking in relationship and basic life skills. I will admit I settled for much less than I should have with my most recent three partners because they had many good qualities that attracted me. One decided after three years that I was “too fat” (I am a size 12), and he met a woman who is shorter than I am but not thinner. Another, after two years, told me he had a boyfriend and thought it was OK to date us both at the same time because he is bisexual. I ended the relationship, and six months later, he was married to a woman. Another one sat on my couch one day and began crying, telling me he missed his wife, whom he had divorced five years earlier. (They eventually remarried.) My friends, all married or in long-term relationships, said, “Take some time for yourself!” I don’t know what they were thinking when I’d been spending most birthdays, Christmas Eves and New Year’s Eves alone for years. I haven’t dated for two years. Now the same friends say, “You have to get yourself out there!” I go to movies, plays and other events alone. I bicycle on busy bike paths, and I work a job. But the truth is that no one has the answer as to why most single men are so out of whack. So they tell you silly things -- for example, “Learn how to be happy with yourself.” “Serially Disappointed” gave no indication she is not happy with herself, and I am indeed happy with who I am. I just wish I could find a quality single guy in his 60s before he is snatched up by one of the millions of intelligent, compassionate, kind single women out there looking. -- Will Anyone Love Me When I’m 64? Send your questions for Annie Lane to dearannie@creators. com. To find out more about Annie Lane and read features by other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016: This year you have a way of looking at personal matters that will allow you to see the best way of handling them. You probably will maintain a hectic pace in the next 12 months. If you are single, you could meet someone of significance this year. This bond might start as a friendship, but it will develop into something more. If you are attached, the two of you can be found playfully swapping jokes and laughing. Together, you are a strong team that is nearly unbeatable. CAPRICORN might be full of him- or herself. 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 sense of direction and your dedication point you toward making significant changes. You might have to answer to a demanding boss or relative. A loved one will present a strong front and actively pursue his or her goal, whether you like it or not. Tonight: On top of the world. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH You could see a situation in a very different light if you speak to someone you care about who has insight into your true personality. Your high energy will help you avoid a problem at the last minute. Know when to say “enough is enough.” Tonight: Happiest surrounded by friends. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHH One-on-one relating takes you down a new path. Your imagination helps you see how creative you can be when dealing with others. You might find that you’ll gain a lot if you can detach and see a situation from a new perspective. Remain positive. Tonight: All smiles. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH You will feel much more in touch with what is happening within a special relationship if you open up. You might find that you can break through any barriers as a result. Let the other party believe that he or she is running the show. Tonight: “Yes” is the only answer. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH You could be in a position where you want to take your time and make a key decision. How you handle a personal matter could change as the day goes on. Plan on some downtime for yourself. It is possible to be too much of a people person sometimes. Tonight: As you like it. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH You could be in one of your most creative moments. You know what you want, and you know how to get there. You might mix some exciting moments into your plans. You are unusually attractive right now. A new bond becomes a possibility. Tonight: In the moment. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH You know that there is much more to do, and you will enjoy doing it. Deal with a confusing personal matter, even if it is driving you a little crazy. You might not be able to pin down the cause of a problem, so ask questions. Tonight: Have a serious discussion with a friend. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH You are full of pizazz and fun, but others might find it difficult to relate to you in an open manner. You seem to be more comfortable being less serious, but what have you been missing out on as a result? Only you can answer that question. Tonight: Indulge yourself a little. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH You might be more prepared than others for what is coming down the pike. A quick exchange of words could be more significant than you realize. Take no one for granted. Keep a close eye on your spending, as that would be the smart way to go. Tonight: Say “yes” to an offer. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH You are full of life and quite capable of convincing anyone of anything. You will maintain your distance when there is a problem. Create a perfect day to relax and unwind. You seem to have a sense of what is about to happen right before it does. Tonight: Ask and you shall receive. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHH You are generally a calm yet outspoken thinker. Right now, however, you seem to have transformed into an almost too assertive personality who is determined to get whatever he or she wants. You could have a problem if you continue down this path. Tonight: Play it low-key. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH You might want to reach out



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Notice is hereby given that the Westfield City Council has scheduled a Public Hearing for Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. in the City Council Chamber, Municipal Building, 59 Docket No. HD16P2124EA Court Street, Westfield on an application submitted by H & H County Real Estate for a SpeCITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION cial Permit for a motor vehicle storage yard pursuant to Section 3.130.3 (1) to be located at Estate of: Daniel Fisher 103 Servistar Industrial Way, Date of Death: Westfield, MA. 07/23/2012 Attest: To all interested persons: Karen M. Fanion City Clerk/Clerk of the Council A Petition for Late and Limited Formal Testacy and/or Appointment has been filed by: Irene Baronas of Westfield, December 1, 2016 MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and OrCity of Westfield der of testacy and for such othMunicipal Conservation er relief as requested in the PetiCommission tion. Hampden Probate and Family Court 50 State Street Springfield, MA 01103 (413)748-7758

Jill Valley flies through the lane on a drive to score her 1,000th career point as Westfield State defeated Eastern Connecticut, 101-94 on Tuesday night. (Kiley Berube photo)

Valley Scores 1000th as Owls Outgun Warriors WESTFIELD, Mass. – Senior guard Jill Valley (Mahar HS/ Orange, Mass.) needed 11 points to get to 1,000 in her career. She took care of that item of business in the first half and exploded for a career-high 35 points to lead Westfield State to a 101-94 win over Eastern Connecticut State in a non-conference women's basketball game between two of the top Division III programs in New England at Westfield State's Woodward Center in front of a loud partisan crowd, many of whom had come out to see Valley's big night. "It wasn't the entire population of Orange, but a lot of people came to the game," said Valley. What they saw was also another bit of history, as the two teams combined 195 points to make it the highest-scoring combined score for two teams in Westfield State women's basketball history. "It was probably one of the most fun games I had ever played in," said Valley, who's high school career high was 32 points. She had scored 30 points in a collegiate game twice already this season Valley netted her 1000th point of a quick crossover dribble and drive for a layup with 8:51 left in the second quarter. "I was excited [about the chance to get her 1000th point]," said Valley. "But I was more nervous about losing than scoring the 1000 points. I was glad it was over with, because I felt relieved, but I was just having fun the whole game. I wanted to win; that's all I cared about." The 35- point game is tied for the second-highest individual total in a game in Westfield State history. Only Dorothy Rickus' 42-point game in the 1974-75 season exceeded Valley's output. Rickus twice netted 35 in a game, and the only Owl who had that many points since was Bev Carter, who matched that mark in 1976. "Jill played so well, and hit so many clutch shots at clutch times for us," said Westfield State head coach Andrea Bertini. "Big free throws, finishes in the paint, the three-pointer off a screen – she was the run stopper. It seemed like she was always the one hitting a big shot." Westfield led 29-18 at the end of the first quarter, and 51-39 at the half. The Warriors kept the game close throughout the second half cutting the lead to as few as four, on a pair of free throws by Jordan Nappi (Mercy/Southington, Conn.) with 8:14 left in the third quarter, but the Owls stretched their led back to as many as 15 with a three-pointer from Alyssa Darling (Palmer, Mass.) with 3:05 left in the quarter to give Westfield a 74-59 advantage. Three times in the fourth quarter eastern got the lead down to as few as six points, the last on a Lexis Foster (RE Fitch/ Groton, Conn.) layup with 5:01 to play, but Valley answered as she did throughout the contest with a layup 40 seconds later to stretch the lead back to eight points, 92-84, and the Warriors would get no closer. "Honestly, I kept looking at the score and I wasn't comfortable with our lead," said Valley. "So I just kept going to the hoop and it was going in so I kept doing that." Valley finished 13-22 from the floor, 2-4 from three-point range and 7-8 from the foul line. She added seven rebounds, six steals and three assists in an eye-popping stat line. Valley becomes the 15th player in Owls history to reach the

1,000 point plateau and moves into 14th place on the school's career scoring list with 1,024 points after tonight's game. 2016 Owls' graduate Forbasaw Nkamebo was the last Westfield State player to reach the milestone just last season. Valley joins her coach, Andrea Bertini '96 in the 1,000 point club. Westfield State Athletic Hall of Famer Amanda Braden'98 is the Owls' all-time leading scorer with 1,526 points. "Jill has been playing tremendous this season," said Bertini. "She's the purest scorer I have ever had as a coach, and probably that I played with, either. She doesn't have an offensive weakness to her game – she can shoot, she can drive, she can use either hand, and she's our best three-point shooter, and it's because she works so hard on her game." Junior center Rebecca Sapuckey (Granby HS/Chicopee, Mass.) added 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Westfield, with sophomore forward Kierra McCarthy (Ludlow, Mass.) adding 10 points and five rebounds. "It was a complete and total team effort as we contributions from so many people tonight," said Bertini, who used all 18 players on her roster and saw 12 different Owls score. "I really enjoyed it," laughed Bertini about the competitive high-scoring game. "It was fun, it was certainly stressful and some highs and lows in the game.I felt like we were finally running at a faster pace today, we finally figured out how hard we can go and how fast we can play – and we still missed some layups, we still aren't executing in the half court as well I'd like, but that being said I can't complain about scoring 101 points." Westfield State improves to 4-1 with the win, while Eastern Connecticut drops to 3-1. Eastern Connecticut had six players score in double-figures, led by 18 points and six rebounds from Nappi. Foster added 15 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. The Warriors finished with 21 assists on their 29 buckets, but were forced into 31 turnovers by the Owls full court pressure defense, as Westfield came away with 20 steals on the night.

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