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By Carl E. Hartdegen Staff Writer SOUTHWICK – A Southwick woman was placed on probation after she accepted responsibility for a charge of cruelty to an animal. The woman allegedly threw a pet parrot over an embankment because she was angry with the parrot’s owner. Officer Thomas Krutka reports, in a court document, that he and Officer Michael Taggart responded to a 10:20 p.m. call on June 26, 2013, from a Granaudo Circle resident who had reported that a relative had thrown her parrot over a bluff during an argument. Krutka reports that he arrived to find the victim, who was crying and obviously distraught, outside the residence. The woman said that her aunt was intoxicated and had just thrown her parrot over the backyard embankment. She told Krutka that the parrot could not fly because its wings had been clipped. When Krutka asked her for clarification the woman explained that she had been involved in an argument with her aunt who became very angry and they began to “yell and scream at each other.” She said that when she told her aunt that she was going to call the police the woman became even angrier. While the victim was on the phone with the police, she said, she heard her aunt say “I’m going to throw your bird” and then heard the birdcage open. She said that, when she went back into the room, that she saw the bird cage was empty and asked her aunt where ‘Lucky’ was. The woman reportedly replied, “I threw him over the embankment.” Krutka reports that the woman said she had been looking for Lucky when he arrived. Krutka and Taggart then entered the house and Taggart then began to interview the suspect, subsequently identified as Gail Nowak, 51, of 12 Granaudo Circle. When Krutka asked Nowak where the parrot was she replied that she did not know. When he asked her directly if she had thrown the bird over the embankment she said “no” and when he pointed to the empty bird cage she repeated “I don’t know.”

but under conditions which prevented the sale of that license or transfer to another location. Patel purchased the business, but the former owner had to surrender the liquor license to the License Commission and remove the liquor inventory, usually by returning it to distributors. Patel then has to apply for the license, which can only be used at that location, and accept all of the conditions and limitations attached to the original license. One of those restrictions was to submit documents from the Department of

By Hope E. Tremblay Staff Writer SOUTHWICK – A group of residents of Rosewood Estates expressed concern over a proposed bus maintenance garage at 809 College Highway during a Planning Board hearing this week. The property is owned by the Lecrenski family and its company Five Star Bus is seeking a special permit to put a 7,400 square-foot maintenance facility there for their school buses. Architect Rob Levesque presented plans during the hearing that he said would change a bit before the final hearing. This week’s hearing was continued to Feb. 25. “We have been working with the site contractor and builder to manage the cost of the project,” said Levesque. Cost savings would includes changes in the drainage system so that there would be less impervious surface. Another cost saving not reflected on the current design plan is a change in fencing from PVC to galvanized chain link with an arborvitae hedge to be aesthetically pleasing and hide the facility from the neighbors. Planning Board Vice Chairperson Roz Terry asked about the total number of buses in Five Star’s fleet and how many would be at the garage at any given time. Nathan Lecrenski, who owns a home across from the property on College Highway, said Five Star has 61 buses and on average there would be far fewer than 10 buses on site. “In the summer would be the only time there would be that many buses,” he said, adding that there would likely be three or four buses at a time throughout the year. Terry asked that the design reflect the maximum number of buses that the property could hold. Cynthia Marshall, a Rosewood resident, asked about fencing and setbacks and said she did not think another business was needed in that area. “There are 290 units within less than a quarter-mile of this area, and these are 55 and over residences,” she said. “I feel personally we have our share of businesses.” Terry said the lot is zoned Business Restricted and the board cannot block a business from going there if it fits the

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Storm targets region After pummeling wide swaths of the South, a winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Mid-Atlantic region as it marched Northeast and threatened power outages, traffic headaches and widespread closures for local residents. (Photo submited)

Committee approves liquor license By Dan Moriarty Staff Writer WESTFIELD – The License Commission approved a package store license after learning details of the proposed business at a public hearing conducted Monday night. Himali Patel submitted a petition for the full liquor license at the Four Mile Country Store on Russell Road which had been operated for the past several years under a license granted through a home-rule petition to the Legislature. The store had held a seasonal all-liquor license prior to being granted the special license,

Local students to test new PARCC exam By Peter Francis Staff Writer WESTFIELD – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ recent selection of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, test is gathering momentum, as 1,097 schools statewide have been selected to participate in the pilot test, including schools in Westfield. “PARCC is a follow-up to the Common Core standards accepted by state government and the state education commissioner,” said Ronald Rix, the director of technology & business services for Westfield Public Schools. “(The Common Core) gave us data to compare states from all over the country, from Tennessee to Massachusetts.” Rix added that, prior to the adoption of the Common Core, the state of Massachusetts was routinely ranked atop the nation in certain exams, but due to the rigorous nature of some

its tests, it struggled in others. “States chose either the PARCC or the Smarter Balanced Assessment,” he said. “(PARCC) is a 21st century tool to measure student knowledge as opposed to the traditional paper and pencil methods.” In Westfield, seven schools will be taking the test, with Highland, Southampton Road, and Juniper Park Elementary Schools taking a paper version, while North and South Middle Schools, Westfield High School and Westfield Vocational-Technical High School will be taking it online. “The students will be taking the performance-based assessment in March and April, in which they’ll be working on solving problems in real life situations,” Rix said. “By the end of the school year, by May and June, they’ll be tested again to see their mastery of the standards.” He also said that the district’s plan is to send

notifications to the parents of students whose classes have been selected for the test “two weeks after February break”, and that the test wouldn’t be issued to tenth graders, who are already engrossed in the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System, or MCAS, test. Rix reiterated that the test is only a pilot in English Language Arts and Math, but Gateway Superintendent Dr. David Hopson, whose district also has classes taking the exam, hopes the pilot gets expanded upon, “given the amount of money the state has put into it.” “The state chose which schools it wanted to test and we have two classes that will taking it,” Hopson said. “We’re in pretty decent shape (for the test) because we have enough laptops in the classrooms.” While the exam is being given to students from grades 3 to 11 throughout the state, Hopson’s district will only see two classrooms

taking the pilot test. A third class was dropped due to only having a small number of students. “Implementing the test for all those grade levels is a challenging bar that the state DESE (Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) has set,” he said. In Southwick, School Superintendent Dr. John Barry is skeptical of the amount of time being devoted to the pilot, which is being implemented in Woodland and Granville Elementary, and Powder Mill Middle School next month. “We don’t have much choice,” he said regarding the state’s selection of schools for the pilot. “I think the testing sessions are a little longer than I would want it to be, especially because of how close it is to the MCAS. But we’re only being tested in eight classrooms across the district, so it’s a small percentage.”

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Westfield Senior Center ‘A Balancing Act’ Rescheduled

10-year anniversary Tina Guzman-Picot, owner of Salon Cabellos, located at 4 Franklin Street in Westfield, would like to thank all her friends, family, and customers as she celebrates her 10-year anniversary in Westfield. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Council On Aging is combining the monthly “Live and Learn” healthy lifestyle series with a special research project on balance that Dr. Melissa Roti from the Westfield State University Movement Science Department is conducting. The risk of falling is greater for older adults if physical and cognitive functioning decline. Therefore, prevention should address both areas. One factor that may negatively influence physical and cognitive functioning is hydration status or how much fluid a person drinks. Dr. Roti’s research project will examine the relationship between hydration and balance in older adults. Join Dr. Roti at the Westfield Senior Center on Tuesday, February 18 at 10 a.m. for her presentation, “A Balancing Act.” She’ll discuss factors that affect balance as well as outline her research project for any senior who would like to be a subject. Participants will complete some questionnaires regarding food/fluid intake and physical/cognitive function; provide a single urine sample; and perform a balance assessment. The information gathering and balance testing will take place in March at the Westfield Senior Center. The students in the Gerokinesiology class will administer the balance tests as a practical exam for a grade. Feel free to contact Dr. Roti for more information about the research project at mroti@ or 572-5665. No sign-ups are necessary for Dr. Roti’s “A Balancing Act” session on February 18. The Westfield Senior Center is located at 40 Main Street. Free parking is available in the Stop & Shop lot or, for no more than three hours, in the municipal lot behind Bank of America.

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Mass. middle schooler gets tongue stuck to pole EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — An Easthampton middle school student, in a scene straight out of the movie “A Christmas Story” got their tongue stuck to a metal pole. Fire Chief David Mottor says firefighters responded to White Brook Middle School at about 8 a.m. Wednesday, when temperatures were well below freezing. Mottor tells The Republican that firefighters poured warm water on the student’s tongue, freeing it. The student was not injured. The student’s age and gender were not released. In the 1983 movie, a character named Flick gets his tongue stuck to a metal pole after being triple-dog dared to do so.

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Today is Thursday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2014. There are 321 days left in the year.


n Feb. 13, 1914, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, also known as ASCAP, was founded in New York to protect the copyrights of creators and ensure compensation for public performances of their works.

On this date: In 1542, the fifth wife of England’s King Henry VIII, Catherine Howard, was executed for adultery. In 1861, Abraham Lincoln was officially declared winner of the 1860 presidential election as electors cast their ballots. In 1920, the League of Nations recognized the perpetual neutrality of Switzerland. In 1935, a jury in Flemington, N.J., found Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty of first-degree murder in the kidnap-slaying of the son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. (Hauptmann was later executed.) In 1939, Justice Louis D. Brandeis retired from the U.S. Supreme Court. (He was succeeded by William O. Douglas.) In 1943, during World War II, the U.S. Marine Corps Women’s Reserve was officially established.

In 1960, France exploded its first atomic bomb in the Sahara Desert. In 1974, Nobel Prize-winning Russian author Alexander Solzhenitsyn was expelled from the Soviet Union. In 1980, the 13th Winter Olympics opened in Lake Placid, N.Y. In 1984, Konstantin Chernenko (chehr-NYEN’-koh) was chosen to be general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party’s Central Committee, succeeding the late Yuri Andropov. In 1988, the 15th winter Olympics opened in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In 1991, during Operation Desert Storm, allied warplanes destroyed an underground shelter in Baghdad that had been identified as a military command center; Iraqi officials said 500 civilians were killed. Ten years ago: President George W. Bush, trying to calm a political storm, ordered the release of his Vietnam-era military records to counter Democrats’ suggestions that he’d shirked his duty in the Texas Air National Guard.

Five years ago:

A $787 billion stimulus bill aimed at easing the worst economic cri-

sis in decades cleared both houses of Congress. Peanut Corp. of America, the Lynchburg, Va.-based peanut processing company at the heart of a national salmonella outbreak, filed for bankruptcy. A female suicide bomber targeted Shiite pilgrims in Musayyib, Iraq, killing at least 40.

One year ago:

Beginning a long farewell to his flock, a weary Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his final public Mass as pontiff, presiding over Ash Wednesday services inside St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.

Today’s Birthdays:

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager (ret.) is 91. Actress Kim Novak is 81. Actor George Segal is 80. Actress Carol Lynley is 72. Singer-musician Peter Tork (The Monkees) is 72. Actress Stockard Channing is 70. Talk show host Jerry Springer is 70. Actor Bo Svenson is 70. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is 68. Singer Peter Gabriel is 64. Actor David Naughton is 63. Rock musician Peter Hook is 58. Actor Matt Salinger is 54. Singer Henry Rollins is 53. Actor Neal McDonough is 48. Singer Freedom Williams is 48. Actress Kelly Hu is 46. Rock singer Matt Berninger (The National) is 43. Rock musician Todd Harrell (3 Doors Down) is 42. Singer Robbie Williams is 40. Singer-songwriter Feist is 38. Rhythm-and-blues performer Natalie Stewart is 35. Actress Mena Suvari is 35.



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Massachusetts has already burned through its $43 million snow and ice budget for the current fiscal year. (Photo submitted)

Mass. snow and ice budget straining under storms BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has already burned through its $43 million snow and ice budget for the current fiscal year — having spent about $75 million ahead of the storm expected to arrive Thursday. A transportation department spokeswoman said the agency will seek supplemental funding from the Legislature to make up the difference. The $75 million is still far short of the $127.5 million spent during the 2009 fiscal

year. The department began the season with 300,000 tons of salt, with additional deliveries arriving regularly. The state has already used a total of 450,000 tons this season, with another 150,000 tons on hand. The goal is to use only the salt needed to get the job done. Special controllers are used to limit the amount of salt with a pre-wetting and brine solution used to help salt adhere to the road.

Liquor License Continued from Page 1 Revenue indicating that the license was in good standing with the department and that all applicable taxes had been paid. Patel provided that documentation during the hearing Monday. Patel also paid a $4,000 fee to the city as part of her application to secure a new license for that location. That fee must be paid every time the business is sold, under the conditions set by the legislation.

Patel will operate the package store as liquor manager and under the corporate entity of Mogalkrupa, LLC. Patel holds all of the officer positions within that limited liability corporation. The commission’s action to approve the license will now be reviewed by the Alcoholic Control Beverage Commission which has the final approval of all liquor licenses in the state.

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‘2 for 2 Fridays’ WESTFIELD - Volunteer Alan Sudentas whips up scrumptious pancakes at the Senior Center on the third Friday of every month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Participants get two big pancakes and a cup of coffee for two bucks. Tickets can be purchased at the Senior Center greeter’s desk on the morning of the breakfast. No advance tickets, no sign-ups, and no reservations for these monthly pancake breakfasts are necessary. In addition, the Senior Center Wellness Nurse, Jennifer Pappas, is also at the Senior Center on the third Friday of the month to take blood pressures, review medications and discuss medical and health concerns. Invite some friends and treat yourself to breakfast “out” on Friday, February 21 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Senior Center! The Senior Center is located at 40 Main Street. Free parking is available in the Stop & Shop lot or, for no more than three hours, in the municipal lot behind Bank of America.


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description allowed. “We can’t not allow a business in a business district unless it doesn’t fit in, but we can try to protect the residents,” said Terry. Residents were also concerned that the garage would be “an eyesore.” Levesque said the Butler-style metal building would be in earth tones similar to other buildings in the area and would include landscaping for privacy. Another Rosewood resident was concerned about pollution from the diesel engines. Lecrenski said there would only be a couple of buses on the lot on a daily basis and the work would be done within the garage. Lecrenski also noted that new diesel emissions standards are stricter than regular fuel standards. “And I don’t want them running for long,” he said. “When they run, it costs money.” Another resident asked about how the buses – especially those being towed by a large truck – would enter the property on such a busy road. “We’ll have a pull-through,” said Lecrenski, adding that school buses in both Southwick and Westfield use the Whip City Tool and Die pull-through lot as a turn-around now. Levesque told the concerned residents that because College Highway is a state road, any plans that include a curb cut must be approved by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. “Everything they do is subject to DOT regulations,” said Levesque, adding that they are reviewing plans now.

Breakfast Open House RUSSELL - On Wednesday. February 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., the Russell COA will have a Breakfast Open House, serving coffee, muffins, oatmeal, etc. This event is free and open to all seniors in Russell and surrounding communities. Some take-home frozen breakfast foods will be available.

Spaghetti Dinner GRANVILLE - Come out on Saturday, February 22 for an all you can eat dinner, hosted by the Lion’s Club! The 14th Annual Edward Gogol Spaghetti Dinner will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with salad, spaghetti, home made meatballs and sauce, soft drinks and dessert being served. The dinner will be held at Granville Federated Church at 16 Granby Road, Granville. Donations for GVS students is $2, adults $8, seniors $2, kids ages 6 to 14 $2, and kids 5 and under are free.




TOLLAND Valentine’s Dinner COA at 6 pm

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17 TOLLAND President’s Day - All Municipal Offices Closed

BLANDFORD Police Department Meeting 6 p.m. Selectmen 7 p.m. Zoning Board 7 p.m.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 WESTFIELD Planning Board Public Hearing for Baltazar 7 p.m. Planning Board Public Hearing for O’Leary/VHB

TOLLAND School Committee 7 p.m.

BLANDFORD Assessor’s Meeting 5:30 p.m. Fire Department Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Parrot Continued from Page 1 Krutka reports that he and the victim began to search for the parrot and Nowak came out of the residence. He wrote that the woman “stood on a small deck that overlooked the embankment below” and looked directly into a patch of thick brush. When Krutka asked her “is that where you threw the parrot?” the woman replied “No, but can I see your flashlight.” When he asked her again if she threw the parrot off the deck Nowak replied “No, but it should be right there” while pointing to thick brush at the bottom of an approximately twenty foot drop. Lucky was not found in the search that night, Krutka reports, but Taggart said later that the parrot was found alive the next day. Krutka reports that Nowak displayed the classic symptoms of alcohol intoxication – slow and slurred speech, glassy and bloodshot eyes and an odor of alcohol on her breath. He reports he was “not comfortable leaving her there by herself in this condition” and she was placed in protective custody. Krutka later filed an application for a criminal complaint charging Nowak with cruelty to an animal. She was arraigned in Westfield District Court on Dec. 4 and released on her personal recognizance pending a Feb. 11 hearing. When she appeared before Judge Paul M. Vrabel on Tuesday Nowak submitted to facts sufficient to warrant a guilty finding and was placed on probation for two months. She was assessed $90 and will have to pay a $200 probation service fee. Hannah Y. Meader contributed to this report.


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Is Washington working again? Um … By Edward-Isaac Dovere There’s a two-year budget deal. A farm bill. And now, over tea party objections, House Speaker John Boehner sent a oneyear debt-limit increase to the White House, no strings attached. So is Washington working again? Don’t get too excited. Immigration reform’s nowhere close. Extending long-term unemployment insurance has faded from view. Fast track on trade deals — well, even the Democrats can’t agree among themselves what to do there. And there are probably a few more Obamacare repeal votes coming. And not everyone’s happy with the compromises made over the past couple of months. In fact, just about everyone has something to complain about — most of all, each other. “Hopefully, this puts an end to politics by brinksmanship and allows us to move forward to do more to create good jobs and strengthen the economy,” President Barack Obama said in a statement Wednesday night. “Instead of wasting time creating new crises, Congress should be focused on creating new jobs and opportunities” “There are certainly things we can do together,” said Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck, “but anything big is going to require a change of approach from the president.” “They finally conceded — at least the speaker recognized the harm that would happen to our economy if we didn’t proceed,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday evening, at the start of the House Democratic Caucus retreat. The White House recalibrated its own approach, with a mind-set very much defined by the legacy of the shutdown: Obama energized his own party and impressed many beyond by holding the line, Republicans started fighting with each other and lost credibility over what was widely seen as an overreach. Hard as it is to remember, before the rolling debacles of Obamacare, the president was headed into October riding high. Obama and his aides took a lot away from that experience, which ended better for the president — in terms of what was voted on, and politically — than the past few rounds of budget battles. For this debt ceiling debate, White House aides went a little further, very deliberately never having the president make a major statement about the debt ceiling, or have any high-profile role from the White House at all. His rhetoric all along had been that raising the debt ceiling was Congress’s job and not something for him to fight with them about, and the White House figured that by making Congress the only ones talking about the issues, they’d be more successful at making their talking point come true. Instead, they left it to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to write a warning letter on not raising the debt ceiling and make a speech about it, counting on that to be heard on Wall Street and the Chamber of Commerce, and in turn reverberate back to the Republican leadership. They also credit Pelosi for not letting her members peel off, but rather, be there to vote with the Republicans freed up when Boehner broke the Hastert rule again. White House aides are aware of Republicans who’ve said that the debt ceiling vote marked the end, not the beginning, of any collaboration. That said, aides are willing to let on that maybe, just maybe, they think there’s some sort of template for action on unemployment insurance, raising the minimum wage, infrastructure investment, universal pre-K or immigration reform. This week’s votes raising the debt ceiling until next March “hopefully ends an era,” a White House official said. “It remains an open question, though, whether Republicans will choose to build on this momentum by being more open to bipartisan compromise that would actually support and strengthen our economy.” And that the president’s not at all backing off of his “year of action” emphasis on executive orders to get around congressional resistance, White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters Wednesday. The Republican argument, though, is that the progress that’s happened is precisely because Obama wasn’t involved, and that he remains the reason why, for the most part, things are stuck. “It’s just like the White House to take credit for things it had zippy to do with,” Buck said. “A bipartisan budget agreement that reduced the deficit by $23 billion, a farm bill that saved another $23 billion, and an earmark-free government funding bill are credit to the hard work of our members, not the president. Don’t just ask us: while the House has been getting things done, the president’s told anyone who’ll listen that he’s on his own now.” Buck pointed to natural gas production, worker training, workplace rules and federally funded research as areas in which they’d want to see more collaboration with Obama. In the meantime, the House Democrats celebrated a victory that they quickly added was really a victory for bipartisanship, inviting House Republicans to work with them more even as they pummeled House Republicans for being against mainstream American values. After knocking the 199 House Republicans who voted against the debt ceiling increase as “stunning,” Pelosi said that what happened with the debt ceiling vote made her think that there’s a way forward, “hopefully working in a bipartisan way.” “We hope that this is a watershed moment, that more will come from this,” said Rep. Joe Crowley of New York, the Democratic Caucus vice chairman, standing by Pelosi’s side at the retreat. “Although I’m not holding my breath.” Manu Raju contributed to this report.

Anti-debt group finds itself in red By Byron Tau A year and a half after launching with much fanfare, a group affiliated with fiscal watchdogs Erskine Bowles and former Sen. Alan Simpson is nearly broke. The Can Kicks Back — which targets millennials and was conceived as a partner and affiliate of the group Fix the Debt — is running low on cash, according to emails and documents reviewed by POLITICO. The group left a history of documents, including financial statements and internal deliberations over policy decisions, online in a Google Group that was open to public view but was recently closed. Those documents provide a peek into the dayto-day planning and operation of a modern public affairs campaign, one that publicly presented itself as driven by grassroots energy but largely relied on big donors and wealthy Wall Street types for funding. Fix the Debt furnished nearly $200,000 in seed money to The Can Kicks Back in late 2012. The groups are part of a loose coalition of anti-debt organizations that sought to pressure House Republicans and President Barack Obama to come to a grand bargain on reducing the debt and dealing with longterm entitlements. But with a grand bargain dead in the water, both groups have struggled of late. Fix the Debt is in the midst of an organizational transition, while The Can Kicks Back is facing questions about the group’s finances and future direction. As of November, The Can Kicks Back was operating at a small loss. The group’s cash reserves were down to $70,000, with more than $75,000 in outstanding commitments, according to documents and emails. And the group’s co-founders and management team have expressed concern about its future. According to emails, the group has only enough cash to last through April. “Without someone/something else covering staff costs and without fundraising miracles like Stan or near-Stan happening consistently, I don’t know how we both sustain [an] organization and do meaningful things,” Nick Troiano, co-founder and communications director of the group, wrote in a November email. Troiano was referring to a large donation by hedge fund manager Stan Druckenmiller. According to emails, Druckenmiller provided the group with a $250,000 check in June 2013. That single check accounted for nearly 40 percent of the group’s fundraising haul last year. Not that the group hasn’t tried. According to emails, it also took meetings or made fundraising asks of former oil and gas executive T. Boone Pickens, aerospace magnate Norman R. Augustine and First Pacific CEO Bob Rodriguez, among others, since 2012. The group has also approached Fix the Debt for additional financial resources and asked to be set up with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Blackrock CEO Larry Fink, CEO Marc Benioff, venture capitalist Reid Hoffman, eBay CEO John Donahoe and others. The Can Kicks Back denied this week that its financial state is precarious. “A qualification from cherry-picked internal email months old is hardly representative of TCKB’s current financial situation,” Executive Director Ryan Schoenike said. “We are grateful for the support we have received and have revised our outreach, digital, and fundraising plans in order to continue our work of increasing millennial turnout in 2014 and beyond.” The group is organized as both a 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) nonprofit — meaning that donations are anonymous. It voluntarily chooses to publish donor names, but not amounts. “There are a number of points here that are factually inaccurate, and we won’t comment on unsubstantiated claims,” Schoenike said, although the group declined to specify which items the statement was referring to. Schoenike and Troiano founded the group with Michael Eisenstadt, Jake Parent and Brandon Aitchison, and all five serve as the organization’s steering committee. Though nominally independent, The Can Kicks Back has always had a tenuous relationship with its partner groups, Fix the Debt and another nonprofit called Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. Both Fix the Debt and The Can Kicks Back have struggled with the perception that they are “astroturf” advocacy groups that are acting as mouthpieces of Wall Street and corporate interests. In response to a 2012 Slate piece by reporter Dave Weigel linking The Can Kicks Back with the billionaire anti-debt activist Peter Peterson, Eisenstadt argued that the group should request a correction — saying that the perception that they are Peterson-funded was hurting their credibility, according to an email thread. “Technically one can make an argument that we are …,” Parent wrote back in an email. “We receive most of our money from [Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget], which has received large amounts of funding from Peterson.” Slate never appended a correction to the piece. Other tensions flared with Fix the Debt over that group’s lack of diversity. In one email thread, The Can Kicks Back founders mock a photo of a Fix the Debt event featuring a “bunch of old white

guys.” Troiano mocked Fix the Debt’s diversity efforts as “pathetic.” Asked for comment, a senior The Can Kicks Back official said: “We enjoyed working with Fix the Debt and appreciate their efforts toward a cause we share.” But the group also worried about its own public perception and internal diversity issues. “As everyone is aware, our team is all white and 75% male … made all the more glaringly obvious now by the photos on the about page,” Eisenstadt wrote in an email in September 2012. “I strongly suggest we develop a plan to address this in the next couple weeks before we get branded as something we are not.” “Millennials are the most diverse generation in history and we should reflect that,” responded Schoenike, the executive director. “Great suggestion.” In a statement, Fix the Debt praised the work that The Can Kicks Back has done on the issue of debt and deficit awareness among young people. “They are a great group which has worked really hard to engage youth in fiscal issues through a number of incredibly creative efforts, and we supported them because we think engaging youth is so important and wanted to help them get started,” said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget — Fix the Debt’s parent organization. And when identical op-eds were placed by partner organization Fix the Debt in three college newspapers across the country, The Can Kicks Back team expressed its dismay. “I wrote the op-ed for Fix the Debt to use for our members who participated in their flyin,” a reference to a fly-in, or Washington advocacy day. “I assumed they wouldn’t be such idiots about placing the same one three times,” Troiano wrote in November. Other members of The Can Kicks Back’s own steering committee said they were uncomfortable with Fix the Debt’s public image as a conservative or corporate-backed organization. “Due to the fact we have become so ingrained as part of Fix the Debt, I’m going to have to ask that you remove me from the website and any promotional materials,” Parent wrote in February 2013. “Fix the Debt is increasingly seen (I think in a lot of ways justifiably) as a mouthpiece for corporate America, and particularly Wall Street. Without diversity of backing from other sectors, it’s becoming difficult for me to justify my role supporting such an effort. I’m not sure how this will affect my involvement with the group overall. I’m still considering it. But for now I’d prefer my role be removed from public view.” Parent remains listed on the group’s website. Amid the current cash crunch, The Can Kicks Back’s leadership is hunting around for additional resources. The organization has retained the fundraising firm Rock Creek Advisors. According to the agreement, Rock Creek Advisors will be paid a discount rate until at least $100,000 has been raised, according to emails and documents. With the failure of Congress and Obama to come to an agreement on debts and deficits, the group is planning to turn its attention to the 2014 midterms, according to email conversations between its members. The group leaders came to a consensus in mid-January to “make fiscal issues a top voting issue of Millennials.” According to a January email discussion, the group decided against direct spending in elections on behalf of candidates in favor of a targeted issue campaign to raise young voters’ awareness of debt and deficit issues. “We would probably need to target districts here too,” Schoenike wrote. “Rather than focus on increasing turnout we focus on getting those who turn [out] to vote on our issue. Any increase in turnout would be a bonus. With Millennials now making up the largest voting [bloc] showing we would influence their voting habits could be huge.”

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Emergency Response and Crime Report Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 2:40 a.m.: unwanted guest, Maple Terrace, a caller reports her boyfriend is using drugs in her bathroom and she wants him removed, the responding officer reports the man was found at the residence and said that he had been smoking crack in the bathroom, Richard J. Doulette, 50, of 24 Maple Terrace, was arrested for possession of a Class B drug, a subsequent offense; 8:43 a.m.: motor vehicle violation, West Silver Street, a patrol officer reports a traffic stop for an operator who failed to stop for a pedestrian, the officer reports the motorist said that he had not seen the woman and child standing in the crosswalk, a verbal warning was issued; 10:25 a.m.: hazardous materials spill, Western Avenue at Kensington Avenue, a caller reports a heating oil spill, see story in the Tuesday edition of The Westfield News; 10:50 a.m.: assist citizen, Skipper Lane, a caller requests an officer to stand by for a few minutes to keep the peace while his son removes some personal property from his home, the officer reports the exchange was effected without incident; 2:45 p.m.: violation of a protective order, Prospect Hill Apartments, 33 Montgomery St., a resident came to the station to complain that the defendant of a protective order has violated the ‘No contact’ clause of the order, the responding officer reports the woman said that the defendant sent a text message to her boyfriend’s stepmother and asked her to pass a message to the complainant, a criminal complaint was filed; 3:31 p.m.: burglary, Fair Lane, a caller reports that she has noticed that her jewelry is missing, the responding officer reports the woman said that she recently realized that money on her dresser was missing and her jewelry box had been emptied, the woman said she does not believe the theft occurred in the immediate past, no signs of forcible entry were found; 4:44 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, Union Street, a patrol officer requests a tow for a vehicle found to have revoked registration due to lack of insurance, the vehicle was towed to the police impound yard; 6:42 p.m.: assist citizen, Franklin Street, a caller reports she locked her keys inside her car while it was at a gas pump, the responding deputy fire chief reports entry was made; 8:41 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, Washington Street, a patrol officer reports a traffic stop, the vehicle was found to have revoked registration due to lack of insurance, the officer reports that the plates were seized, the vehicle was towed to the police impound yard and the officer gave the operator and her son a ride home. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 12:30 a.m.: arrest, Jefferson Street, officers detailed to attempt to serve outstanding warrants report a subject was found at her last known address, Darcy L. Paton, 56, of 44 Jefferson St., was arrested on a warrant; 1:03 a.m.: arrest, Jefferson Street, officers detailed to attempt to serve outstanding warrants report a subject was not found at his last known address but they were able to find him at a May Street address, Eric S. McCabe, 25, of 12 Jefferson St., was arrested on a warrant; 1:49 a.m.: arrest, South Street, officers detailed to attempt to serve outstanding warrants report a subject was found at his last known address, Justin D. Pelletier, 28, of 6 South St., was arrested on a warrant; 6:14 a.m.: Fairfield Avenue, a caller reports an unknown male party entered his house and is yelling “call an ambulance”, the caller said he and his mother are locked inside an upstairs bathroom, the responding officer reports the suspect was seeking the hospital as he had cut his nose but panicked when he became lost and entered the house for help, an ambulance responded and transported the man to Noble Hospital for treatment, the resident was understanding and did not insist on pursuing criminal charges; 8:41 a.m.: assist citizen, Southampton Road, a caller reports a customer has locked his keys inside his running vehicle, the responding firefighters report entry was made; 10:24 a.m.: larceny, Highland View Street, a resident came to the station to report that a relative’s snowblower was stolen, the responding officer reports the complainant said that he checked the property of a relative who is away and found that a snow blower last seen at Christmas was missing from an unsecured garage; 1:53 p.m.: animal complaint, Southampton Road, a Holyoke resident came to the station to report that he was bitten by a dog Feb. 1, the responding officer reports the man said that he has See Police Logs, Page 7


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GRANVILLE, MA - Patricia Ann (Walker) Oleksak, 55, entered into eternal rest on February 11, 2014 at home with her family after her long, courageous battle with cancer. She was born on March 14, 1958 in Springfield, MA. She was the daughter of Dorothy Capaccio and William Walker. She married William Oleksak Jr. on July 7, 1978, they were married for 35 years. Her family was everything to her which is why she dedicated her entire life to being a stay at home mom to her three children. She was a loving Mimi who loved to spoil her five grandchildren. Patricia is predeceased by her beloved brother, Scott Walker; her father, William Walker; her step-father Nicholas Capaccio and her nephew, Joshua Walker. Patricia is survived by her loving husband, William Oleksak Jr.; her three children who she loved more than anything, her son, William Oleksak III and his wife Amanda; her daughter, Jessica Coty and her husband Patrick, her youngest daughter, Shannon Bennett and her husband Christopher; her five grandchildren, Logan, Kaylyn, Ashley, William IV and Haylee; her dearly loved mother, Dorothy Capaccio; her father-in-law, William Oleksak; her incredible brothers, Billy Paul Walker, Bobby Walker, Bruce Walker and his wife Cyndi, Nicky Capaccio and Tommy Capaccio; her sister, Judy Bolduc who she loved so much; her sister-in-law, Linda Walker who she loved like a sister and many very special nieces and nephews. The visitation will be held at Firtion Adams Funeral Home, 76 Broad Street, Westfield, MA on Friday February 14, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Westfield Evangelical Free Church, 568 Southwick Road, Westfield, MA on Saturday February 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Flowers can be sent to Firtion Adams Funeral Home. Donations can be made to the Patricia A. Oleksak Memorial Fund for her grandchildren at Westfield Bank, P.O. Box, Southwick, MA. 01077 in person or by mail.

William J. Bogdanovich, Sr. CHATHAM, MA - William J. Bogdanovich, Sr., 80, died peacefully at Liberty Commons in Chatham on February 5, 2014. He was the husband of the late Barbara (Niznik) Bogdanovich, to whom he was married for 43 years. He was born in Holyoke, MA on November 10, 1933, the son of the late Frank and Olga Bogdanovich. He attended vocational school in Chicopee, moving to Westfield when he married, and was employed by the American Abrasives Company on Union Street for over 30 years. He enjoyed many summers on Misquamicut beach in Rhode Island before moving to Cape Cod in 2000. An avid fan of the Polka, he and Barbara danced to the classic bands that toured Western Massachusetts and Connecticut through the 1970’s and 1980’s. Baseball proved to be a lifelong passion, in his youth as a hitter who’d have challenged Big Papi, and in his retirement, enjoying Cape League games and most recently reveling in the Red Sox World Series win this past fall. A man of many nicknames, “Grampa.” is survived by his son, Bill, his daughter-in-law Sherry and his granddaughter, Lara all of Brewster. “Willy B.” is survived by his sister, Helen Pycko of Ludlow, while “Stosh” is survived by brothers, Philip Bogdanovich of Ludlow, George Bogdanovich and his wife Donna of Ashford, CT, and Frank Bogdanovich and his wife Sandra of Chicopee, as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by two brothers, Michael and Hank, and three sisters, Kay Cyran, Rose Barnard, and Betty Chandler. He was specific in his wishes that there be no calling hours, and that the funeral service be kept as simple as possible, but that family and friends be invited to celebrate and enjoy each other’s company in the same way that he always enjoyed seeing everyone together. A graveside committal service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 22nd at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Westfield, and be followed at 12:00 noon by a celebratory gathering at the Westwood Restaurant on Union Street to which all are invited. On Cape Cod, friends are invited to celebrate similarly on Wednesday, February 26th from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Chatham Wayside Inn on Main Street in Chatham. There are many professionals at the Davenport-Mugar Cancer Center at Cape Cod Hospital, Broad Reach Hospice and Liberty Commons in Chatham whose care and compassion made even the biggest challenges seem conquerable. Words here cannot begin to express the depth of gratitude for what you all seem to do so easily every day. Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers may be made to the Chatham Rotary Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 436, Chatham, MA 02633. For online condolences, please visit


Barbara J. Paterson WESTFIELD - Barbara Jean (Ronnquist) Paterson, 76, of Westfield passed peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. “Bonnie/ Bon” was born in Quincy, MA October 2, 1937. She was the daughter of Carl Rodrik and Virginia (Rein) Ronnquist of Exeter, NH. She was a graduate of Robinson Female Seminary / Exeter High School, attended the University of New Hampshire and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Westfield State College with a degree in Accounting. She was a Past Worthy Advisor of Exeter Assembly No. 20 International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, a Past Matron of Golden Chapter No. 5 of the Order of the Eastern Star, a Past Deputy Grand Marshal of the Grand Chapter of Massachusetts Order of the Eastern Star, a member of Helma Court No. 63 of the Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America and a member of Ahlem Court No. 84 Daughters of the Nile. She was also a Past President of Gamma Omicron Chapter and member of Beta Sigma Phi International. She loved the ocean, traveling and spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed playing classical and popular piano music. She spent many hours researching the genealogy of family members. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles E. Paterson in 2003. She leaves 4 sons, David C. and Andrew S. of Westfield, Eric A. and his wife Pamela of Torrington, CT, Brian S.and Kristen Martin of Hatfield, and daughter, Deborah J. and her husband Donald LeClair, Sr. of Wales; her sister, Claire and her husband Richard N. Downer of Shelburne, VT; her brother, Charles Ronnquist and his wife Debby of Kittery Point, ME, her sister, Ruth and her husband Walter Willetts of Jenks, OK; her brother, George Ronnquist of Anaheim, CA, her sister inlaw Christina Remick of Rye, NH; 10 grandchildren; Robert, Michael, Emily, Carl, Ryan, William, Christopher, Alexander, Donald Jr. and Alicia; 5 great grandchildren; several cousins; 6 nieces Leslie, Kristen, Kari, Kristen, Wendy and Beth; 2 nephews, Matthew and Daniel. Calling hours will be Saturday, February 15th from 12 noon till 2:30 p.m. at the Firtion-Adams Funeral Service, 76 Broad Street, Westfield. Services will be held following at the Second Congregational Church, 487 Western Avenue, Westfield at 3:00 p.m. The burial will be held in the spring in Pine Hill Cemetery, Westfield. Donations in memory of Barbara may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Lois E. Bartow OTIS, MA - Lois E. Bartow, 81, a lifelong resident of Otis passed away Monday, February 10, 2014 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA surrounded by her loving family. Born November 4, 1932 in Pittsfield, MA she was the daughter of the late Harold F. and Edith Snow Lewis. She was a graduate of Lee High School. Mrs. Bartow worked as a secretary for Lenox Machine in Lenox, MA and for the Otis Consolidated School for 13 years before retiring in 1999. She served as a Deaconess at the Otis Congregational Church for several years. Lois was an avid Red Sox fan. She also enjoyed watching Nascar. She is survived by her daughter, Donna Seymour of Westfield, MA; her son, Ken Bartow of Fort Myers, FL; her sister, Kathleen Rider and brother Charles Lewis both of Otis, MA; her grandchildren, Danny Hawley of Otis, MA, Darbie Rivela of Colorado Springs, CO, Nick Bartow of Ashley Falls, MA, and Autumn Beaulieu of Westfield, MA; great grandchildren, Christopher Hayes of Adams, MA, Brianna Hawley of Otis, MA and Karlie Grace Sanchez of Westfield, MA. She also leaves her faithful companion, her dog Benji. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Robert “Bob” Bartow who died on November 23, 2002. The couple were married on September 24, 1950 at the Otis Congregational Church in Otis, MA. A service celebrating the life of the late Lois E. Bartow will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home in Great Barrington, conducted by Rev. Alan Macy. Burial will be held in the spring in the Otis Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Donations in memory of Lois may be made to either the Otis Fire Company or the Otis Rescue Squad, Inc. through Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home, 426 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230. Remembrances may be sent to the family through

Gloria C. Belanger WESTFIELD - Gloria C. (Galinski) Belanger, 76, formally of 22 Murphy Circle Westfield died peacefully Monday, February 10, 2014 at Heritage Hall. She was born in Ware, MA and attended schools there. Gloria lived in Hampden, MA for 30 years before moving to Westfield. Gloria leaves three sons; Michael F. Belanger and his wife Milason of Anchorage, AK, Robert J Belanger of Indian Orchard and Kenneth R. Belanger and his wife Kelly of Palmer; a daughter Teena M. Lannon of Westfield. She leaves nine grandchildren. There will be no calling hours. Gloria’s ashes will be scattered in Alaska per her wishes.



ARTSLEISURE The Arts Beat By Mark Auerbach

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“Breaking The Code”, Hugh Whitemore’s biographical drama about the true story of WWII mathematician Alan Turing, a brilliant scientist tormented because he is gay, plays July 17-August 2. Of note: On December 23, 2013, Turing was given a posthumous royal pardon by Queen Elizabeth II, addressing his 1952 conviction for gross indecency following which he was given female hormones to suppress his sexual desires. John Cariani, former StageWest actor who won acclaim as the author of “Almost Maine”, stars in “Dancing Lessons”, a world premiere by Mark St. Germain (August 7-24). For tickets and information: 413-236-8888 or

Night’s Dream” with Johnny Lee Davenport (June 21-August 30), “Henry IV, Parts i & II” (August 2-31), “Julius Caesar” (June 27-August 30), “Romeo and Juliet” (July 17-August 23), and “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield (July 4-August 24) represent the Bard. Christopher Durang’s recently acclaimed Broadway hit “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” will provide ample laughs in its Berkshires premiere (August 7-September 14). For information on these and other performances:

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WSU students perform ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Proceeds to benefit local anti-violence organizations WESTFIELD — Westfield State University students and faculty members will perform “The Vagina Monologues” on Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Dever Stage. “The Vagina Monologues” is an episodic play made up of varying numbers of monologues read by women. The monologues cover a range of topics including women’s sexuality, the LGBQT experience, domestic and systematic abuse against women, women’s health, as well as how women are viewed and interacted with on a societal level. Each year there is a different spotlight monologue. For 2014, it is “Then We Were Jumping,” which interweaves the pain of women with the play’s author Eve Ensler’s relationship with her father. The play is directed by economics and business management major Melanie Lacroix ’14. Lacroix said that the play helps both men and women think globally. “I believe both men and women need to attend because whole communities have to view the themes addressed in the play,” Lacroix said. “The play is bigger than just Westfield State. It’s bigger than the United States. It’s a global campaign to stop the violence and it begins with educating the community, both men and women around the world, in order to spark change.” Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for the general public and can be purchased at the door. The proceeds from the show will go to The Westfield Women’s Shelter and the V-Day Spotlight Campaign, which helps end violence against women by contributing money to existing anti-violence efforts. Dever Stage is located in Parenzo Hall. Celebrating 175 years: 2013-2014 During 2013-2014 academic year, Westfield State University celebrates the 175th anniversary of its founding by Horace Mann as “The People’s College”. A series of events, lectures and discussions will be held throughout the year-long milestone that speak to the spirit in which the University was founded. Read more about Westfield State’s 175th celebration, including

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Southwick’s Taylor LeClair (2) attempts a jump shot. (Photo by Chris Putz)

Gateway’s Becca Williams (33) looks for an open teammate as the Southwick defense clogs the lanes. (Photo by Chris Putz)

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Gateway’s Caroline Booth (3) attempts to dribble through the Southwick defense. (Photo by Chris Putz)

Southwick-Tolland Regional High School girls’ basketball coach Mike Gill instructs his team prior to taking the court for the second half Wednesday night against in Huntington.

By Chris Putz Staff Writer HUNTINGTON – The Southwick-Tolland girls’ basketball team delivered the final blow to Gateway, knocking the Gators out of the playoff chase. Tournament-bound Southwick ousted Gateway 56-31 Wednesday night to improve to 13-5 overall. Morgan Harriman scored a game-high 14 points for Southwick, which led by double digits throughout. The Rams put together a 30-11 lead at the half, and led by 21 points, 42-21, after three quarters. Southwick’s Katelyn Sylvia finished with eight points. “We’re a team,” Harriman said. “Outside of basketball, we’re a big family. We carry each other. We want to get a good seed in the playoffs, and finish strong.” Her coach, Mike Gill, echoed those sentiments. “We’re just trying to gain momentum, and get ready for the tournament,” coach Gill said. Gateway received solid efforts from Chelsi Derrig (9 points) and Caroline Booth (8). “Our defense is still playing solid,” said Gateway coach Eli Robbins, whose team was eliminated with the loss. The Gators fell to 7-11. “It’s the same problem,” he said. “We’re not over our shooting slump. We can’t get our offense going, and Southwick was one of the better defenses we’ve faced.” BOYS’ HOOPS Southwick-Tolland 64, Ware 60 (2 OT) Matt Olson knocked down four 3-pointers and scored 26 points to lead Southwick-Tolland Regional to a big win in double overtime Wednesday night. Laurence Johnson added 12 for the Rams. BOYS’ ICE HOCKEY Greenfield 3, St. Mary 2 Greenfield scored with two minutes remaining in regulation to stun St. Mary at Amelia Park Ice Arena Wednesday night. Sullivan Webster and Johnathan Spear each scored for St.

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Gators’ Casey McKittrick (22) plays keep away from Southwick. (Photo by Chris Putz)

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Westfield’s Mario Metallo, right, tangles with South Hadley’s Nick Westfield’s Mike Santinello, left , collides with South Hadley’s Tom Crotty during the third period of last night’s Watkins during the second period of last night’s game at the Amelia Park Ice Arena. (Photo by Frederick Gore) game at the Amelia Park Ice Arena. See additional photos Page 11. (Photo by Frederick Gore)



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WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ SWIMMING & DIVING STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 9 a.m. - JV BOYS’ ICE HOCKEY vs. Chicopee, Cyr Arena, 6 p.m. BOYS’ ICE HOCKEY vs. Agawam, William J. Lassone Hockey Rink, Williston Academy, noon

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GIRLS’ SWIMMING & DIVING STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 9 a.m. WRESTLING SECTIONALS – Central High School, Springfield, 9 a.m. GIRLS’ ICE HOCKEY (Cath./Long./ WHS) vs. Shrewsbury, Cyr Arena, 4 p.m. BOYS’ ICE HOCKEY vs. Agawam at Williston Academy, noon

GIRLS’ JV HOOPS vs. Agawam, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ ICE HOCKEY vs. West Springfield, Amelia Park Ice Arena, 7 p.m. WRESTLING vs. West Springfield, 7 p.m. GIRLS’ HOOPS vs. Agawam, 7 p.m.

BOYS’ HOOPS at Northampton, 7 p.m.

All HIGH SCHOOL sports BOYS’ JV HOOPS vs. Dean Tech, 5:30 p.m. postponed BOYS’ V HOOPS vs. Dean Tech, 7 p.m. TODAY

GIRLS’ JV HOOPS vs. Chicopee, 2:30 p.m. BOYS’ JV HOOPS vs. Chicopee, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ ICE HOCKEY (Cath./Long./ WHS) at Billerica Memorial, 4:30 p.m. GIRLS’ V HOOPS at Chicopee, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS at Chicopee, 7 p.m.

GIRLS’ ICE HOCKEY (Cath./Long./ WHS) at Notre Dame Tournament, Rockland, Time TBA BOYS’ JV ICE HOCKEY vs. Chicopee, Cyr Arena, 10 a.m. GIRLS’ JV HOOPS vs. Sabis, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ V HOOPS vs. Sabis, 7 p.m.

BOYS’ V ICE HOCKEY at Hyannis Cape Cod Tournament, Time TBA BOYS’ JV HOOPS at East Longmeadow, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS at East Longmeadow, 7 p.m.


BOYS’ V HOOPS at Gateway, 2 p.m. WRESTLING – SECTIONALS, Holyoke High School, All Day

BOYS’ JV HOOPS at Pathfinder, 5 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS at Pathfinder, 6:30 p.m. WRESTLING – SECTIONALS, Holyoke High School, All Evening

BOYS’ V HOOPS vs. St. Mary, 2 p.m. WRESTLING SECTIONALS, Holyoke High School, All Day

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

BOYS’ JV HOOPS vs. Granby, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ JV HOOPS at Holyoke Catholic, 6 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS vs. Granby, 7 p.m. GIRLS’ V HOOPS at Holyoke Catholic, 7:30 p.m.

BOYS’ JV HOOPS vs. Dean Tech, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS vs. Dean Tech, 7 p.m.

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

GIRLS’ JV HOOPS at Putnam, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ V HOOPS at Putnam, 7 p.m.

BOYS’ JV HOOPS vs. Franklin Tech, 5 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS vs. Franklin Tech, 6:30 p.m.

BOYS’ JV HOOPS at St. Mary, Westfield Middle School South, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS at St. Mary, Westfield Middle School South, 7 p.m.


BOYS’ JV HOOPS vs. St. Mary, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS vs. St. Mary, 7 p.m.

BOYS’ JV HOOPS vs. Franklin Tech, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ JV HOOPS at Hampden County Charter School, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS vs. Franklin Tech, 7 p.m.

BOYS’ JV HOOPS vs. Franklin Tech, 1 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS vs. Franklin Tech, 2:30 p.m.

BOYS’ JV HOOPS vs. Holyoke Catholic, Westfield Middle School South, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ V HOOPS vs. Pioneer Valley Regional, Westfield Middle School North, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS vs. Holyoke Catholic, Westfield Middle School South, 7 p.m. BOYS’ V ICE HOCKEY at Chicopee, Fitzpatrick Arena, 7 p.m.

BOYS’ V ICE HOCKEY at Belchertown, Mullins Center, Amherst, 8 p.m.

SAINT MARY HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ V ICE HOCKEY vs. Wahconah, Cyr Arena, 8 a.m.

BOYS’ JV HOOPS at Westfield Voc-Tech, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS at Westfield Voc-Tech, 7 p.m.

BOYS’ JV HOOPS vs. Gateway, Westfield Middle School South, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS vs. Gateway, Westfield Middle School South, 7 p.m. BOYS’ V ICE HOCKY vs. Chicopee, Amelia Park, 8 p.m.


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Westfield’s Zachary Jarvis, right, controls the puck as South Hadley’s Evan Sullivan moves in.

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Westfield goalie Matt Blascak makes the save in the second period of last night’s game against visiting South Hadley. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

Westfield’s Chris Sullivan, right, battles South Hadley’s Nick Watkins during the first Westfield’s Zane Collier, left, and South Hadley’s Brian Bak battle for a loose puck. (Photo by Frederick period of last night’s game at the Amelia Park Ice Arena. Westfield went on to win 4-2. Gore)

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HS Standings, Results GIRLS’ HOOPS Westfield 8-9 Southwick 13-5 Gateway 7-11 St. Mary 1-12 BOYS’ HOOPS Gateway 11-4 Westfield 6-11 Southwick 3-12 St. Mary 2-14 Westfield Voc-Tech N/A

HOCKEY Westfield 7-2-3* St. Mary N/A *No Report; NA=Not Available Wednesday’s Results GIRLS’ HOOPS Southwick-Tolland 56, Gateway 31 BOYS’ HOOPS Southwick-Tolland 64, Ware 60 (2 OT) BOYS’ ICE HOCKEY Greenfield 3, St. Mary 2

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE GP 58 57 58 59 59 59 60 58 58 59 59 57 59 60 58 57

W 40 37 33 32 32 30 32 26 29 26 27 26 24 22 22 15

EASTERN CONFERENCE L OT Pts GF GA Home 15 3 83 186 138 23-4-1 16 4 78 176 125 23-6-2 20 5 71 168 145 17-7-3 24 3 67 155 146 14-14-3 21 6 70 148 142 17-10-4 23 6 66 162 167 16-10-1 22 6 70 178 182 21-10-1 20 12 64 151 163 11-11-8 24 5 63 170 161 16-11-2 22 11 63 169 191 13-11-5 23 9 63 171 175 17-10-4 22 9 61 144 158 15-12-5 22 13 61 135 146 13-7-7 30 8 52 164 200 8-14-8 29 7 51 139 183 11-12-4 34 8 38 110 172 9-17-5

GP Anaheim 60 St. Louis 57 Chicago 60 San Jose 59 Colorado 58 Los Angeles 59 59 Minnesota Dallas 58 Phoenix 58 Vancouver 60 Winnipeg 60 Nashville 59 Calgary 58 Edmonton 60

W 41 39 35 37 37 31 31 27 27 27 28 25 22 20

L 14 12 11 16 16 22 21 21 21 24 26 24 29 33

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

WESTERN CONFERENCE OT Pts GF GA Home 5 87 196 147 22-5-2 6 84 196 135 22-5-3 14 84 207 163 18-4-7 6 80 175 142 22-4-3 5 79 174 153 19-7-3 6 68 139 128 17-10-3 7 69 145 147 21-7-2 10 64 164 164 14-9-6 10 64 163 169 17-10-3 9 63 146 160 14-9-5 6 62 168 175 14-11-4 10 60 146 180 14-12-4 7 51 137 179 12-14-3 7 47 153 199 10-14-2

Away Div 17-11-2 17-5-1 14-10-2 13-8-0 16-13-2 13-6-1 18-10-0 11-9-3 15-11-2 8-6-3 14-13-5 9-8-3 11-12-5 13-6-2 15-9-4 9-6-5 13-13-3 13-8-1 13-11-6 12-6-5 10-13-5 10-11-2 11-10-4 11-7-1 11-15-6 10-8-3 14-16-0 6-14-3 11-17-3 10-12-1 6-17-3 5-12-4 Away 19-9-3 17-7-3 17-7-7 15-12-3 18-9-2 14-12-3 10-14-5 13-12-4 10-11-7 13-15-4 14-15-2 11-12-6 10-15-4 10-19-5

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Friday’s Games N.Y. Rangers 4, Pittsburgh 3, SO New Jersey 2, Edmonton 1, OT

Carolina 5, Florida 1 Phoenix 2, Chicago 0 San Jose 3, Columbus 2

Div 15-1-2 15-0-1 9-8-3 13-6-2 14-5-2 11-6-1 12-9-1 6-9-5 11-7-5 9-9-4 6-12-4 8-9-2 6-9-3 4-11-3

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Mary. Andrew Booth assisted on Webster’s goal, and Jake Neilsen and Corey Wurster earned assists on Spear’s score. In the first game at Amelia, Westfield defeated South Hadley, 4-2. No details were available prior to deadline. NO THURSDAY SPORTS: All local high school sports have been postponed Thursday. Check our updated High School Sports Schedules for updated dates and times.

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf d-Indiana 40 12 .769 — 6-4 L-1 25-3 15-9 25-6 d-Miami 37 14 .725 2½ 7-3 W-2 20-4 17-10 22-10 d-Toronto 28 24 .538 12 6-4 W-2 14-10 14-14 18-12 Chicago 26 25 .510 13½ 5-5 W-2 14-10 12-15 19-12 Atlanta 25 26 .490 14½ 4-6 L-5 16-9 9-17 17-14 Washington 25 27 .481 15 5-5 L-2 13-13 12-14 17-13 Brooklyn 24 26 .480 15 6-4 W-2 16-11 8-15 15-17 Charlotte 23 30 .434 17½ 5-5 L-1 12-14 11-16 15-17 Detroit 22 30 .423 18 5-5 L-1 12-16 10-14 18-15 New York 20 32 .385 20 5-5 L-2 12-18 8-14 15-18 Cleveland 20 33 .377 20½ 4-6 W-4 13-13 7-20 12-20 Boston 19 35 .352 22 4-6 L-1 11-17 8-18 15-17 Orlando 16 38 .296 25 4-6 L-1 13-15 3-23 12-21 Philadelphia 15 39 .278 26 1-9 L-8 8-18 7-21 10-22 Milwaukee 9 43 .173 31 1-9 L-4 5-21 4-22 8-24 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf d-Oklahoma City 42 12 .778 — 8-2 W-2 23-3 19-9 25-8 d-San Antonio 38 15 .717 3½ 5-5 W-1 18-8 20-7 22-9 Houston 36 17 .679 5½ 8-2 W-7 22-7 14-10 20-14 d-L.A. Clippers 37 18 .673 5½ 7-3 W-3 23-4 14-14 20-9 Portland 36 17 .679 5½ 5-5 L-2 19-6 17-11 19-13 Dallas 32 22 .593 10 7-3 W-1 18-8 14-14 17-15 Phoenix 30 21 .588 10½ 6-4 L-1 17-9 13-12 19-13 Golden State 31 22 .585 10½ 5-5 L-1 16-10 15-12 19-16 Memphis 29 23 .558 12 7-3 W-2 14-14 15-9 17-18 Minnesota 25 28 .472 16½ 4-6 W-1 15-11 10-17 13-21 Denver 24 27 .471 16½ 4-6 L-4 14-11 10-16 13-17 New Orleans 23 29 .442 18 6-4 W-1 13-12 10-17 9-22 Utah 19 33 .365 22 4-6 W-3 12-14 7-19 10-24 L.A. Lakers 18 34 .346 23 2-8 L-2 8-15 10-19 9-20 Sacramento 18 35 .340 23½ 3-7 W-1 11-16 7-19 10-23 d-division leader Tuesday’s Games Cleveland 109, Sacramento 99 Charlotte 114, Dallas 89 Chicago 100, Atlanta 85 Memphis 92, Washington 89 Miami 103, Phoenix 97 Oklahoma City 98, Portland 95 Utah 96, L.A. Lakers 79

Wednesday’s Games Memphis 86, Orlando 81 Dallas 81, Indiana 73 Toronto 104, Atlanta 83 Brooklyn 105, Charlotte 89 San Antonio 104, Boston 92 Cleveland 93, Detroit 89 Sacramento 106, New York 101, OT Minnesota 117, Denver 90

Houston 113, Washington 112 New Orleans 102, Milwaukee 98 Utah 105, Philadelphia 100 Miami 111, Golden State 110 L.A. Clippers 122, Portland 117 Thursday’s Games Brooklyn at Chicago, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.


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Upset Dad Dear Annie: I have a 75-year-old friend who was brutally beaten by an intruder. “Jim” allowed the stranger to enter his home when he claimed he needed to use the telephone. Jim suffered broken bones and a head trauma and spent time in a rehab facility. He still hasn’t fully recovered and is mostly confined to bed. Jim has no close family. He abandoned his wife 38 years ago, and his daughter met him for the first time in October. She is his next of kin, and when Jim was in a coma, she had to make some tough decisions about his care. She is not able to be involved as much now because she lives far away. I’m in touch with her often, so she is aware of her father’s condition and says he is capable of making informed decisions. The police concur. Jim is alone, depressed and alcoholic. I check on him daily. He’s promised not to kill himself, but he has given up on living. He has very little energy and barely eats despite the fact that food is provided. He just wants to lie in bed, smoke and drink vodka. And that’s my problem. I have been meeting his requests for alcohol, but I feel guilty about it. I don’t want to contribute to his death by facilitating his drinking, but I fear that depriving him only condemns him to an even more protracted demise. Jim refuses to be hospitalized or return to rehab, because he will not be allowed to smoke or drink, and he wants to die at home. If Jim is to recover, he needs to stop drinking, eat well and exercise, and it would be such a long and arduous road that he does not believe he can do it. Am I right to make him comfortable? Is this compassion or wrongdoing? -- His Friend Dear Friend: We’re going to side with compassion, but please know what you are getting into. While Jim may tell you he is not suicidal, he is doing exactly that by a slower route. You cannot force him to choose life, but you don’t want to be overcome with guilt and remorse, either. (And frankly, drinking and smoking in bed is a fire waiting to happen.) Dear Annie: Every gathering of my husband’s family means my mother-in-law has to control the day, the conversation, everything. It sucks the life out of me. Not once does she listen to anyone else or ask how they are. She never inquires whether I’m OK. There is never a sincere two-sided conversation. Somehow, everything reverts back to her and her need for attention. She does not get along with (SET ITAL) her (END ITAL) in-laws and refuses to visit them. My father-in-law sees his side of the family on his own. All I can say to every person considering marriage is: Open your eyes. If I had recognized this pattern earlier, as much as I love my husband, I wouldn’t have married into this family. -Glad the Holidays Are Over Dear Glad: We understand that she is difficult, but we feel sorry for your mother-in-law. She has no idea how to make friends or get people to like her. She must be a terribly unhappy person. Dear Annie: You were dead wrong in your response to “N.,” who asked about helping his mother financially once her money runs out. He is under no obligation to support his mother after Mom blew through all of the money her husband left. This child has worked hard his whole life and owes his mother nothing. I would not pay that lady a dime. Mom chose to spend stupidly, and so now she has to live with that. He needs to just tell her, “Sorry, Mom, I am not a bank!” -- Cathy in Michigan Dear Cathy: “N.” did not ask whether to give money to Mom, only that he wanted to provide for her, within reason. Setting up a limited monthly allowance (and no additional funds) would work and would be a kindness. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014: This year you head in a new direction. In a sense, you become slightly less independent than you have been in the past. Actually, your sense of self is so strong that you don’t need to worry about this issue. You tend to be oversensitive. If you are single, you could meet someone special sometime after June. You also could discover that you have more than one potential suitor. If you are attached, you often give in to your sweetie’s demands because it is easier that way. The summer could heat up your interactions. Enjoy this period. LEO is romantic. 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 You could be unusually verbal and creative. You might wonder how you can stop a problem before it evolves. At the same time, you would like to have the other involved parties understand why it was a mistake. Tonight: Get into weekend mode. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH If you can work from home, do. Understand that you can be more reflective in a comfortable environment, as you will be somewhat distant from the issues at hand. You might be seeing a transformation of a key person in front of your eyes. Tonight: Make it easy. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH You might want to see a situation in a different light. How you see a personal matter could change, given some time and space. Your playfulness emerges when dealing with a co-worker. A partner or associate will favor you in an issue. Tonight: Out and about. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH You could be more touchy and difficult than you realize. You might be making major adjustments for others, and probably feel as though you need others to be considerate of you. A loved one will look at you favorably. Tonight: Buy a new item for your wardrobe. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHH You beam, and someone responds. Your ability to get past a problem allows you to have a good time, no matter what situation you are in. A coworker allows you to see how much you are cared about. Make time for a hobby that you really enjoy. Tonight: The world is your oyster. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHH Your creativity abounds when dealing with a partner, friend or associate. You could feel uncomfortable with a loved one, as you might not feel the same way around him or her. You express a different type of energy with this person. Just be yourself. Tonight: Not to be found. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH Even making hardly any effort, you still will draw excellent results. All you have to do is be present. You have the ability to deal with the unexpected with considerable ease. In fact, people who tend to be unpredictable often amuse you. Tonight: Where the gang is. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Take a stand, and make sure that others are hearing you loud and clear. You might need to adapt your communication style in order for someone to really hear the message. Sugar works better than vinegar when trying to win someone over. Tonight: Paint the town red. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH A loved one will do the unexpected. Your finances could point to a need for change in the choices you are making. Use your imagination, but avoid taking a risk at any cost. You will enjoy for a long time an item that you purchase right now. Tonight: Relax to some good music. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHH Take a break from handling your responsibilities as well as someone else’s. In the long run, you are not doing this person any favors, but you still will feel obligated to help out. Understand that you don’t need to do everything for this person. Tonight: Opt for togetherness. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Defer to a loved one who cares a lot about you. In fact, you might find that many special people surround you at the present moment. You could be oversensitive to a comment or a lack of response from someone. Make a point to relax. Tonight: Sort through your many



offers. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH Don’t hesitate to let others know your limitations, especially as they seem to dump a lot of work on you. An unexpected development involving your finances initially might concern you, but later you will see the situation in other terms. Tonight: Get some exercise.




Experiencing the Mandala WESTFIELD - Creative Arts will hold Experiencing the Mandala, one day art workshops, at the Westfield State University Downtown Art Gallery. The workshops will be held Saturdays February 15, March 8 and 22, and April 12 and 26 from noon to 3 p.m. This workshop is an introduction to the idea of using the mandala, a symmetrical design, as a form of self-expression and personal insight. The word mandala is from the Sanskrit word meaning “sacred circle.” Mandalas are considered Eastern in origin, however, examples of them are found in all cultures and all religions. There also are examples of mandalas in nature like in flowers. The class will be taught by Peg Considine, a multi-disciplined artist with a focus on drawing and painting. The cost to attend is $25 for non-members plus supplies. Students will be instructed to create their own mandala using paper on which a symmetrical line drawing is the starting point. They are provided with a range of paints and drawing materials to help develop their mandalas. A full schedule of class dates and times can be found at For more information on Westfield Creative Arts, call (413) 277-5829.

Construction Class WESTERN MASS - Western Mass COSH announces a five-day OSHA-30 Construction class for supervisory personnel with tuition set at $300 per person. It is noted that this may be the only time this class is offered this year, as it is often difficult for people to schedule due to the pressure of work. All persons interested in obtaining this qualification with genuine knowledgeable in-person instruction this year are encouraged to attend. The classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. all week starting Monday, February 17, through Friday, February 21 at 640 Page Boulevard in Springfield. Reservations may be made by email or by calling (413) 731-0760. Payment of the $300 tuition may be made by cash, check or PayPal. PayPal payments should be sent to Space is limited so please enroll as soon as possible.

Retirement Dinner HUNTINGTON - A retirement dinner for Gateway teacher Steve Estelle will be held at Shaker Farms Country Club on Friday, February 28. Tickets are $25 per person (which covers dinner and gift) and checks should be made out to Marcia Estelle. A cocktail hour will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and a buffet dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Steve Estelle is a Gateway graduate (’74). He taught for several years in New Hampshire before returning to Gateway in 1986, where he still teaches. In addition to teaching 7th grade social studies, Estelle coached boys’ baseball and is perhaps best known outside of Gateway for coaching a dynasty of girls’ soccer teams. He was the founding coach of the girls’ soccer program in the fall of 1990 and was named ‘Coach of the Year’ by the Republican for the 2012 fall season. Anyone planning to attend the dinner who would like to say a few words on Steve’s behalf please contact Richard White ( Advance tickets are available for purchase from the following people: Matt Bonenfant, Traci Bongo, Tim Crane, Peter Curro, Marsha Estelle, Jodi Fairman, Laura & Darryl Fisk, Dawne & Tim Gamble, Wendy Long, Sara McNamara, Bill McVeigh, Richard White and Cheryl Wright.

Accepting Grant Requests WESTFIELD - Sarah Gillett Services for the Elderly, Inc. is currently accepting preliminary Grant Requests from organizations providing services to the elderly residents of the greater Westfield area. The filing deadline is March 1. Since the Sarah Gillett Trust was established in 1971, thousands of dollars have been awarded each year to those organizations in the greater Westfield area that are serving the elderly populations within this location. Preliminary applications should include the specific amount desired and a brief one page explanation of the services the organization would provide. No brochures or lengthy descriptions of the organization should be provided at this time. Shortly after the filing date of March 1, qualifying applicants will be contacted and an appointment for an interview with the trustees will be established. Interviews are generally

set for Thursday afternoons between 2:45 p.m. – 5 p.m. Preliminary Grant Requests are to be mailed to: The Sarah Gillett Services for the Elderly, Inc. P.O. Box 1871 Westfield, MA 01086

Shake Off the Winter

WESTFIELD - Are you getting sick and tired of this long, frigid New England winter? Are you ready for a night of fun, music and prizes? The Friends of the Westfield Senior Center invite you to attend the group’s third annual “Shake Off the Winter Party” to be held on Saturday, March 1 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Shaker Farms Country Club. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and entertainment will be provided by Westfield’s own Cory and the Knightsmen. Raffle tickets will be sold for prizes including gift certificates to local businesses and restaurants, gift baskets, handmade items and more. The Grand Raffle Prizes include a flat-screen television donated by Firtion Adams Funeral Service, a $100 money bouquet donated by Yankee Mattress Factory and a round of golf for four donated by Shaker Farms Country Club.

Hearts, Hugs & Hope WESTFIELD - Dealing with Alzheimer’s disease isn’t easy. But it is helpful to share your concerns and personal experiences with others who completely understand what you are going through. You will also learn about proven strategies to help you better care for your family member. Join us. We meet on the last Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m on North Road in Westfield. Call for more info at 413-568-0000 or email us at or to let us know you will be attending. Light refreshments will be served.

Library Collection SOUTHWICK - A special collection housed in the Children’s Room helps families to cope with various challenges and issues. The Bibliotherapy Collection consists of fiction and non-fiction titles to read to your children regarding physiological changes, keeping safe, coping with learning disabilities and starting middle school. These titles cover subjects such as welcoming a new baby, potty training, bullying, diabetes, death and dealing with our feelings. On the shelves, you can easily find them with a reddish orange sticker on the spine of the book. For more information on these resources as well as Children’s Programs, visit the Children’s Room or call us at 413-5691221x4.

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SOUTHWICK - Southwick-On-Stage announces a director’s search for the 2014 season. The theatre group plans to produce two shows. Both shows will be presented on the stage at the Southwick Town Hall. The first show will be: ‘On Golden Pond’, by Ernest Thompson (first produced in 1979) and the second production (pending licensing approval) will be a musical “The Fantasticks’, music by Harvey Schmidt, book and lyrics by Tom Jones. Interested parties should contact the theatre group via their website: southwick-on-stage. org or contact Joan Perkins-Smith at 413-5691572 and select ‘Opportunities’ and ‘Directors’.

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WESTFIELD – The Westfield Homeless Cat Project, a no-kill cat rescue, holds adoptions at 1124 East Mountain Road on Thursdays 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sundays 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. These friendly cats are spayed/neutered, have their vaccinations and are ready to warm your laps and hearts. Email

Winter Yoga

RUSSELL - The yoga series continues on Monday nights at 6 p.m. at the Russell Senior Center. The cost is $50 for the whole eightsession series or $10 for a drop-in day. Make checks payable to: Russell COA Yoga. For more information, contact Dennis Moran (413) 862-4769. Combat the winter blues with yoga!

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WESTFIELD - If you want to impact an older adult’s life in a positive way, consider volunteering with the Council On Aging Companion Program. Companions assist homebound elders in Westfield with grocery shopping, errands, transportation to medical appointments and/or friendly visiting. The goal of the Volunteer Companion Program is to help older adults maintain their independence and sense of well being. It takes only two hours per week and volunteers are reimbursed for their gas mileage. There is no charge to seniors for the service which is funded by the Westfield Community Development Block Grant program, Sarah Gillett Services for the Elderly, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, and private donations. For more information, contact Fran Aguda at the Senior Center at 562-6435.

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WESTFIELD - The “Sassy Stitchers” knit and crochet group at the Westfield Council on Aging is seeking yarn or monetary donations for their involvement with two local programs, “Project Linus” and “Comfort Covers.” The mission of Project Linus is to provide a sense of security, warmth, and comfort to children who are seriously ill or traumatized through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans. Lap blankets and shawls are given to seriously ill hospice patients through the Comfort Covers program. Donations of brand new, full skeins of washable yarn or monetary donations for the purchase of yarn will be gratefully accepted. Please contact Tara LeBlanc at 562-6435 for additional information.


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WESTFIELD - The Westfield Homeless Cat Project is asking for a special donation for a two-week old kitten Chloe. Chloe’s front two legs are deformed and she requires full time veterinary care. Please consider donating towards her medical care. Donations may be mailed to the attention of “Baby Chloe’s Fund, c/o The Westfield Homeless Cat Project, 1124 East Mountain Road, Westfield, MA, 01085.”

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