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the journey that matters, in the end.” — Ursula K. Le Guin THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014

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Careless crook caught By Carl E. Hartdegen Staff Writer WESTFIELD – One of the problems facing users of stolen credit cards which would seem to be manageable would be remembering not to attempt to pay a debt to the owner of a stolen credit card with the credit card stolen from him. Allegedly, one Westfield woman found that chore too much of a challenge when she attempted to pay her bar tab at a local watering hole. City police report that the manager of a downtown bar called police at 7:39 p.m. Monday to report that a customer had attempted to use a stolen credit card and Officer Sean Smith responded. Smith reports that the manager said that the female customer had presented one of the bartenders with a credit card to pay her bar bill and the bartender realized that she had given him his own credit card – which he had not known had been stolen. The bartender said that he didn’t know his credit card had been stolen until the woman handed it to him and said that he customarily leaves his jacket in an area which is accessible to customers. He said that the credit card had been in his wallet which was in a pocket of his coat. The manager told Smith that he confronted the woman – about both her unpaid tab and the stolen card – but she was able to exit the bar and flee. However, the manager recorded the registration number of the vehicle in which she fled and Smith showed the bartender a Registry of Motor Vehicles picture of the registered owner who was identified as the suspect. The bartender also said that, in keeping with the bar’s policy, he had both scanned the woman’s license and showed it to his manager when the 29-year-old woman ordered alcohol. Smith sought the registered owner at her Leonard Avenue address but he reports that there was no answer at the door. He did, however, see someone peeking through the window blinds, he reports. Criminal complaints were filed for larceny of a credit card, using a stolen credit card and for fraudulently obtaining food from a restaurant.

“It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is

From left to right: Katherine Robinson ’15, Brittany Moniz ’14, Meaghen Chalmers ’14, Josephine Lannon ’14, interim President Elizabeth Preston, Melissa Stello ’13, Casey Anne Dupelle ’14, Jessica Lindsay ’15.

Westfield State honors student leaders By Peter Francis Staff Writer WESTFIELD – Westfield State University President Dr. Elizabeth Preston has named seven students as winners of the University’s prestigious Presidential Award. Prior to a meeting of the University’s Board of Trustees earlier this month, two of the winners, Josephine Lannon and Brittany Moniz, seniors from Amesbury and Leominster, respectively, were brought before the board by Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Carlton Pickron to be recognized for their achievements. According to Pickron, the key criteria for earning Presidential award honors include “high academic standings plus leadership”. “You must be in leadership roles throughout your academic career,” he said. Pickron explained that the university had an association with the “Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities”, but that the school’s Student Government Association voted to pull out of that system because of it seeming ike a “popularity contest” and “trying to sell a product instead of truly valuing the great works of and honoring our students.” This led to the establishment of the Presidential Award at the University in 2007. This year’s crop of award winners included the two present at meeting, who both received

special recognition from the Board. Lannon is a nursing major with 3.63 grade point average, a mark which prompted Pickron to refer to her as “extremely special” for what she represents to the new nursing program and the institution. “This is the first time any board of trustees has had a senior nursing major stand before them,” he said proudly. Pickron added that Lannon is also active with the university’s nursing faculty, is a class rep for the nursing club, tutors students with major coursework, organizes health-related events such as blood drives, and works with the psychiatric unit at Noble Hospital. The cheery senior also gave the board a sneak peek at what is in store next semester. “I recently found out I have my nursing capstone (project) coming up with the pediatric unit at Bay State Hospital, so I’m very excited about that — that was my number one choice,” she said, adding she would like to pursue pediatrics. “This opportunity is so invaluable and I’m looking forward to it.” Lannon also said she will be heading to Guatemala in March with a group of around 20 students where she will be performing 100 of her clinical hours the week after spring break. See Student Leaders, Page 3

By Peter Francis Staff Writer WESTFIELD – As part of a statewide network of the over 350 communities in the Commonwealth which receive funds from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Westfield ‘s Cultural Council received a grant of $16,640 for the 2014 cycle. The 10-member council also raised additional funds to raise the final tally to a total of $17,096 heading into January. These grants will work to support a wide array of artistic projects and activities within the city, including exhibits, festivals, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures. These funds will go to 16 of the over 30 applicants from in and around the Greater Westfield area. Applicants receiving funds are Abner Gibbs Elementary School ($1,000), Chester Theatre’s 25th Anniversary Season ($500), Ed Cope’s Math Is Magic! ($375), Episcopal Church’s Music Concert Series ($1,000), Franklin Avenue Elementary School ($300), the Young Singers of Westfield ($500), Denis Cormier’s Hands On History ($1,000), Novi Cantori’s Christmas Concert at the First Congregational Church ($500), Paper Mill Elementary School ($800), two programs at the Southampton Road Elementary School ($1,000), the Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestra ($500), the Volunteers In Public Schools ($750), three programs at the Westfield Athenaeum ($1,171), the Westfield Creative Arts Center ($700), Westfield On Weekends ($2,500), and Westfield State University ($4,500). The Westfield Cultural Council will also be holding a grant-writing seminar in the Spring of 2014 for applicants interested in “ensuring greater accuracy and a greater opportunity of being accepted for funding.” In a statement issued earlier this month, the WCC is “confident that the children, as well as all art, music, and theatre lovers within our community will enjoy these wonderful programs.”

Board paves way for moratorium By Hope E. Tremblay Staff Writer SOUTHWICK – The Board of Selectmen is moving forward with a Planning Board recommendation for a moratorim on common driveways. Planning Board Chairman Douglas Moglin said the board has viewed common driveways as any other accessory use because there are no bylaws specific to driveways. See Board, Page 3

Hunters fire on Walmart Being prepared Randy Wynglarz, an employee of the Southwick Department of Public Works Sewer Division, attaches a plow to a John Deere tractor this morning in preparation for today’s snowstorm. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

By Carl E. Hartdegen Staff Writer WESTFIELD – Walmart shoppers in the store’s Springfield Road parking lot Saturday may have thought they were under attack when a caller advised police that he saw a bird fall from the air and heard pellets land on parked vehicles. Police report that at 10:07 a.m. Saturday a caller reported that he saw a bird fall and subsequent callers reported that duck hunters were shooting near the store and See Walmart, Page 3

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Gateway Superintendent’s Corner is again, the use of the Gateway Towns’ As we enter a new ‘budget season’, Advisory Committee (GTAC), a group particularly after the difficulty of the that work with the school committee recent past, we are looking at how we can and administration to review both present information in an open, timely, school and town issues that impact the and understandable fashion. The district Gateway District towns. seems to have the process down for informing people of school cancellations, We will once again use all of these delays, and early releases through using venues to distribute information about an automated dialer, email, website, and the district and the FY’15 budget. I traditional local media. We are also lookwelcome other suggestions from the ing at adding texting and making the community in how to share budget website more ‘mobile friendly’. While Dr. David Hopson information as each district is a little difwe share other newsworthy items through ferent and what works for Boston may not work for newspapers, the web, and electronic newsletters, us here in the hilltowns. As always, your suggestions these do not seem to reach people as effectively as may be emailed to, mailed via our weather related incidents. the US Postal Service to my attention at 12 Littleville Related to the budget, the school committee has Rd, Huntington, MA, 01005, shared with any admindeveloped two primers: one on the budget process istrator via a personal email or phone conversation, or and one on state education aid to schools which are brought forward to a school committee member. I available on the website. School committee members know that Gateway has one of the more open budget have also started holding open, information sessions processes with much information shared with the in their towns to further explain and share informa- general public, but I also realize there is more that tion about the district for those individuals who do could be done. not attend school committee meetings (which are I believe that some suggestions made at GTAC open to the general public). We’ve also been fortu- regarding sharing specific items supported by the nate to have some town officials attending school budget, and doing some comparisons with other discommittee meetings and the district administration tricts, may be beneficial and we will continue to work has always offered to meet with town officials to with GTAC on the execution of these ideas. It appears discuss the district. that this budget year will be even more interesting Gateway also has a group of “Key Communicators” than most as we’re facing the very real possibility (people who have been selected, or self-identified as that Worthington may be allowed, through legislative being people to whom others go to find out what’s action, to leave the district, which is likely to cost all happening) who receive special communications 7 towns in a variety of ways. throughout the year. As indicated, while these outDespite these challenges, we stand ready to work reach efforts work for some, they don’t work for with our towns to improve our communications proeveryone which often means that people are still try- cess so that everyone has a better opportunity to both ing to understand the budget and school district when receive and provide information regarding the educait’s time to vote on these items at annual town meet- tion of our children. ings. One of the ways to address this issue was, and

Clearing the way A contractor from Crestview Inc., plows the Southwick Recreation Center parking lot this morning as residents prepare for today’s snowfall. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

Abner Gibbs calendar raffle

WESTFIELD - Abner Gibbs Elementary School is holding a calendar raffle fundraiser in celebration of the school turning 100 years old. 100 days of prizes to celebrate 100 years of quality education at Abner Gibbs Elementary School. Calendars are available for purchase at the school office 413-572-6418. Cash or checks made payable to Abner Gibbs PTO are acceptable forms of payment. Each calendar is $10.00 and there are many fabulous prizes provided by our local community donators.  Drawing begins January 1, 2014 and ends April 10, 2014. Winning entries will be placed back into drawing.  Winners will be contacted by phone and prize pickup will be during school hours in the office. 

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Thief carries 250-pound safe out of Mass. eatery WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts police are searching for a strong-armed thief who carried a 250-pound safe out of a restaurant. Kevin Hynes says a man walked out of his Stockholders Restaurant in Weymouth on Sunday night lugging the vault. Surveillance tape shows the man entering a side door at the rear of the restaurant, heading down the stairs and coming back up carrying a large object wrapped in a trash bag. No arrests have been made. Hynes isn’t saying how much money was in the safe, but he’s offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the man’s arrest. He says he’s since bought an even heavier safe and bolted it to the concrete floor.

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Today is Thursday, Jan. 2, the second day of 2014. There are 363 days left in the year.


n Jan. 2, 1974, President Richard Nixon signed legislation requiring states to limit highway speeds to 55 miles an hour as a way of conserving gasoline in the face of an OPEC oil embargo. (The 55 mph limit was effectively phased out in 1987; federal speed limits were abolished in 1995.) “Singing cowboy” star Tex Ritter died in Nashville at age 68.

On this date:

In 1942, the Philippine capital of Manila was captured by Japanese forces during World War II. In 1959, the Soviet Union launched its space probe Luna 1, the first manmade object to fly past the moon, its apparent intended target. In 1960, Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts launched his successful bid for the presidency.

In 1492, Muhammad XII, the sultan of Granada, the last Arab stronghold in Spain, surrendered to Spanish forces.

In 1971, 66 people were killed in a pileup of spectators leaving a soccer match at Ibrox (EYE’-brox) Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland.

In 1788, Georgia became the fourth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

In 1981, police in Sheffield, England, arrested Peter Sutcliffe, who confessed to being the “Yorkshire Ripper,” the serial killer of 13 women.

In 1893, the U.S. Postal Service issued its first commemorative stamp to honor the World’s Columbian Expedition and the quadricentennial of Christopher Columbus’ voyage. In 1900, Secretary of State John Hay announced the “Open Door Policy” to facilitate trade with China.

In 2006, 12 miners died in a methane gas explosion at the Sago (SAY’-goh) Mine in West Virginia, but one miner, Randal McCloy Jr., was eventually rescued.

Ten years ago:

In 1921, the play that coined the term “robot,” ‘’R.U.R.” (Rossum’s Universal Robots) by Karel Capek, was first performed in Czechoslovakia.

Insurgents shot down a U.S. helicopter west of Baghdad, killing one soldier. British flights to Washington and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, were canceled as a security precaution. The NASA spacecraft Stardust flew through the halo of the distant comet Wild 2.

In 1935, Bruno Hauptmann went on trial in Flemington, N.J., on charges of kidnapping and murdering the 20-month-old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. (Hauptmann was found guilty, and executed.)

President George W. Bush branded Hamas rocket attacks on Israel an “act of terror” and outlined his own condition for a cease-fire in

Five years ago:

Gaza. President-elect Barack Obama and his family arrived in Chicago after a holiday vacation in Hawaii. AirTran Airways apologized to nine Muslims kicked off a New Year’s Day flight to Florida. Actor John Travolta’s 16-year-old son, Jett, died at the family’s vacation home in the Bahamas. Peyton Manning won a record-tying third Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award. No. 7 Utah finished a perfect season with a 31-17 upset of No. 4 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.

One year ago: The United Nations gave a grim new count of the human cost of Syria’s civil war, saying the death toll had exceeded 60,000 in 21 months. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton left a New York hospital, three days after doctors discovered a blood clot in her head. No. 22 Louisville toppled No. 4 Florida, 33-23, in the Sugar Bowl.

Today’s Birthdays: Country musician Harold Bradley is 88. Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is 72. TV host Jack Hanna is 67. Actress Wendy Phillips is 62. Actress Gabrielle Carteris is 53. Movie director Todd Haynes is 53. Retired MLB All-Star pitcher David Cone is 51. Actress Tia Carrere is 47. Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is 46. Model Christy Turlington is 45. Actor Taye Diggs is 43. Rock musician Scott Underwood (Train) is 43. Rock singer Doug Robb (Hoobastank) is 39. Actor Dax Shepard is 39. Actress Paz Vega is 38. Country musician Chris Hartman is 36. Ballroom dancer Karina Smirnoff (TV: “Dancing with the Stars”) is 36. Rock musician Jerry DePizzo Jr. (O.A.R.) is 35. Rhythm-andblues singer Kelton Kessee (IMX) is 33. Actress Kate Bosworth is 31. Actor Peter Gadiot (TV: “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”) is 29. Jazz singer-musician Trombone Shorty is 28.




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Continued from Page 1 “We’ll be building a clinic with our own hands, and then we’re going to serve the community with all sorts of issues, from spina bifida to head lice,” she said. ” I’m only 22, and I have a lot to learn and a long road ahead of me, but thank you all for this opportunity.” Moniz, a communication and political science double major, also holds a unique distinction with the board, as she is the first student in the history of the Presidential Award to win it two years in a row. “She was the first junior to win it, and is now the first person to win it two years in a row,” Pickron said, which prompted thunderous applause from the packed board room. Pickron added that Moniz has earned a 3.87 GPA, is in her second year in the office of President for the Class of 2014, and possesses an impressive resume of activities which seem almost tailor made to her challenging coursework, including a Washington Center internship in the summer of 2013, and an internship with the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fl. in the summer of 2012. “She was an intern who worked with CNN and a number of media outlets covering the convention,” he said. “She also participated in a J-term program in San Francisco last year, working with the the homeless.” “CP the VP” as he is known e around the Western Avenue s campus, praised Moniz as an . “extremely dynamic leader” r whose efforts as Senior Class h President led to the Class of - 2014 giving away $6,000 to . the Make-A-Wish Foundation y at this year’s senior convocation through their efforts with the “Mr. Westfield” contest. “March 29 is our next “Mr. Westfield” event, and we’re looking to grant our second wish,” she said encouragingly to the board. Moniz also added that she will be spending the next few months preparing for her speech at commencement, as well as interning with the Humane Society in the spring. The other five students to be honored with the Presidential award are Meaghen Chalmers, a senior Elementary Education and Liberal Studies double major from Bridgewater, Casey Ann Dupelle, a senior Ethnic and Gender Studies major Casey Anne Dupelle from Westfield, Jessica Lindsay, a junior Psychology major from Brimfield, Katherine Robinson, a junior Physical Education major from East Hampton, Conn., and Melissa Stello, a senior Elementary Education and Liberal Studies major from Harwich.



Monday Night Meetings in Town Hall 7pm-8:30pm Planning Board Tolland: Men’s Coffee at PSC Building at 7:45 am Board of Selectmen at 5 pm

TUESDAY, JANUARY 7 Award recipient Casey Anne Dupelle, left, with interim President Elizabeth Preston, right. Chalmers is a member of the Kappa Delta Pi Honors Society as well as a journalist for the on-campus student newspaper The Voice, as well as a student representative at the Student Education Association of Massachusetts, and president of the Student National Education Association (SNEA). She also volunteers by rehabilitating schools through her work in SNEA, planning and running Kids Zone at Westfield State University Alumni weekend, and participating in various charity walks including the Jolly Jaunt benefit walk and the Rays of Hope benefit walk. When asked of her work with the SNEA, Chalmers said it’s been inspirational for her future career as a teacher. “Through SNEA I have been able to attend both state and national conferences where I have learned about my trade from experts in the field,” Chalmers said. “I have been able to meet phenomenal practicing and future educators who share the same love for teach that I do and are always willing to share their wisdom.” Dupelle assists with the editing and content of the student run newsletter “Culture Shock,” participated in Multicultural Awareness Diversity Educators (MADE), and is an active TRiO Student Support Services Peer Mentor and a member of the Queer Straight Alliance Leadership Council. A volunteer photographer for Ethnic and Gender Studies department, Dupelle also works as a workshop leader in Westfield State’s High School Gay Straight Alliance Conference, and as a conference assistant at Young People For South Regional Training in New Orleans. Dupelle said her volunteer efforts on and off campus have helped her discover what field she should pursue. “Through my involvement in these activities, I have realized more and more the pas-

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8 HUNTINGTON Planning Board JOSEPHINE “JOJO” LANNON sion I have for social justice work and for helping others how they ask to be helped,” Dupelle said. “The work I have done and the work I can and will do is about building communities, emphasizing ‘unity’ and disseminating accessible information that will build future leaders and change agents.” Lindsay is on the WSU swimming and diving team, has served as a note taker for the Banacos Center for Principals of Accounting, is a member of Lamda Sigma Honor’s Society, and is the founder and president of WSU Convoy of Hope Club, all while doing volunteer work such as organizing a can drive for the Westfield Soup Kitchen, participating in a Breast Cancer walk, and assisting at the Tornado Relief Run in Monson. “Once of the best decisions I made in college was to join the Lamda Sigma Honor’s Society,” she said. “It started me on a path that would allow me to make a difference and an opportunity to enjoy valuable experiences. Whatever my future holds, I will continue moving towards this goal of helping others and I will not stop until I have made a difference that counts.” Robinson serves as President of the Movement Science Physical Education club, is a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Board (SAAB), is on

Board Continued from Page 1 The board has previously tried to create a Dennis Clark said environmentally they “can bylaw without success. He hopes to work on be beneficial.” one during a moratorium. According to state statute, without a drive“We want to put in a place a moratorium on way bylaw, a common driveway should be common driveways no to exceed two years viewed as another accessory to a home, such until we can put in place a bylaw,” Moglin as a shed. said. “I can’t believe we look at sheds the same A moratorium would not affect any com- way we look at driveways,” said Selectwoman mon driveways already in process. There are Tracy Cesan. at least 38 common driveways in town today. Currently the Department of Public Works While they can pose some problems because issues driveway permits. Selectmen Chairman any property with enough frontage can be Russell Fox said he would like to include the subdivided as long as there is a common DPW in discussions about the bylaw. driveway, the do have value. A hearing on the moratorium is set for Jan. Conservation Commission Coordinator 21.

Walmart Continued from Page 1 expended birdshot was falling on vehicles in the store’s parking lot. Officers Joseph Maxton and Paul Pellan responded and Pellan reports he identified and spoke with one of six duck hunters who said that they had permission to hunt on the property. Pellan spoke with the owner of the property who confirmed that he had given a group of hunters permission to hunt on his property. Pellan found that all the men were properly documented and hunting legally but reports they agreed to pack up and leave when they realized they were alarming shoppers. “I wasn’t working (Saturday), but I got the call saying customers had heard gunshots,” said Westfield Walmart General Manager Scott Ring. Ring added that he has is aware of and has walked the field near the store where the six hunters were.

WESTFIELD Barnes Aquifer Protection Advisory Committee at 3:30 pm Planning Board at 7 pm

BRITTANY MONIZ the council of Future Professionals, Physical Education, and plays on the WSU softball team. Robinson volunteers as a coach for her hometown little league team, assists in Special Olympics events, and volunteers at the Marlborough Day hometown festival. Robinson said her parents are who initially inspired her to get involved. “My parents taught me to give what I wish to receive and I have lived that throughout my adolescence and have carried it with me into adulthood,” Robinson said. “From an early age, I knew that a lifelong goal of mine was to make a difference in someone’s life like I had seen my parents do. Leadership is an ambition that I want to keep and extend.” Stello is a Resident Assistant and a member of WSU Student National Education Association, which she previously served as an executive board member for. Stello volunteers at Kelly Elementary School, the Westfield Samaritan Inn, Westfield High School, and has helped efforts to clean up Stanley Park. Stello said her work as a residence assistant has taught her skills that will assist her in her future career. “I decided to become a Resident Assistant my third year and since have truly found my leadership potential,” Stello said. “I enjoy planning and implementing creative education and social programs that bring awareness to residents on certain topics. My communication skills have become stronger because of this role which is essential to have when it comes to being a teacher.”


MONDAY, JANUARY 13 GRANVILLE Monday Night Meetings in Town Hall 7pm8:30pm

TOLLAND Men’s Coffee at PSC Building at 7:45 am Council on Aging Meeting at 9 am Board of Selectmen at 5 am

CHESTER Selectmen at 6 pm

TUESDAY, JANUARY 14 WESTFIELD Conservation Commission at 6:30 pm

GRANVILLE Fire at 7 pm


Council on Aging at 9 am Conserv Comm Open Office Hours & Business Meeting at 12 pm

Southwick DPW Notice The Transfer Station will be closed today 1/2/14 to allow for employees to help with storm clean up. Thank you.

Westfield DPW Notice The Public Works Department will start picking up Christmas trees on Monday, January 6, 2014. It will be picked up on the same day as your regular refuse collection, so please have it by your tree belt on that day.

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Social conservatives make big money plans By Kenneth P. Vogel On a recent snowy day in the Washington suburb of Tyson’s Corner, Va., some of the religious right’s wealthiest backers and top operatives gathered at the Ritz-Carlton to plot their entry into the conservative civil war. Their plan: take a page out of the playbooks of Karl Rove and the Koch brothers by raising millions of dollars, coordinating their political spending and assiduously courting megadonors. Plans in the works range from aggressive super PAC spending in primaries against Republicans deemed squishy on social issues, to holding a donor conference in Normandy, France, tied to the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. It’s all geared toward elevating the place of social issues like abortion and gay marriage in conservative politics. They’ve been largely relegated to the sidelines as the business wing of the GOP establishment wages a bitter and expensive struggle against the tea party for the soul of the Republican Party. The focus has been on fiscal issues such as Obamacare and the budget, while both sides have steered away from social issues they deem too divisive. The Republican National Committee even issued a post-2012 autopsy report declaring: “When it comes to social issues, the Party must in fact and deed be inclusive and welcoming,” lest it turn off young voters and women. That analysis reflects the perspective of the Republican megadonor class, but not the GOP’s base, argued Frank Cannon, who participated in the Ritz summit and runs an outfit called American Principles Project. “The Manhattan and California zip codes where large numbers of these donors come from don’t behave politically or have the same views as Western Ohio,” Cannon said in an interview. “So there is a distortion of the political views by the donor class and by the consultant class.” The Ritz summit was intended to help change that. It was organized by the Conservative Action Project, an initiative funded by the secretive Council on National Policy and chaired by former Reagan Attorney General Ed Meese that brings together conservative leaders and donors to try to shape the movement. The event was by invitation only and was closed to reporters. But POLITICO reviewed an agenda and guest list and staked out an adjacent lobby where participants held informal breakout meetings and munched on a lunch spread featuring soups, salads, and roast turkey sliders with brie, arugula, vine-ripened tomatoes and spicy mustard on pretzel roll buns. The recent backlash against the tea party in Congress and the public could provide an opening for religious conservative leaders. They believe that, with a few tactical adjustments, they can capitalize on donor dissatisfaction with establishment outfits like Rove’s Crossroads and fiscally conservative operations like the one connected to the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers. Between them, the Rove and Koch networks combined to raise an unprecedented $750 million for their 2012 efforts. Socially conservative groups, meanwhile, mostly missed the boat on the explosion in unlimited outside group spending in the post-Citizens United world. The roughly 25 socially conservative groups represented at the Ritz — including Cannon’s, as well as Gary Bauer’s American Values outfit, James Dobson’s Focus on the Family, Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition, Americans United for Life, the Family Research Council and the National Organization for Marriage — combined to pull in at least $280 million in 2011 and 2012, according to publicly available tax and campaign filings. While that’s hardly chump change, a majority of it went to groups focused on providing services and “issue education” to like-minded conservatives — including Dobson’s group, which raised $166 million — rather than to more overtly political activities. “There are enough people out there that are pro-life and profamily that have the resources to fund political efforts on those issues, and for a variety of reasons they just haven’t stepped up and so we have to do a better job of getting them to step up,” said Bauer, who’s been working with Cannon and others to increase coordination among socially conservative groups. Their leaders, according to Bauer, are increasingly concluding “that we’ve been behind the curve and that we need to do a better job of strategic fundraising and working together in order to get more traction on these issues.” That was the subject of an informal strategy session on the sidelines of the Ritz summit including Bauer, South Dakota businessman Bob Fischer, Tennessee donor Joe Gregory, operative Pam Pryor, fundraiser Richard Norman and others. Among the topics discussed was coaxing support from megadonors aligned with the Koch and Rove networks, partly by highlighting the paltry 2012 rate of return of the groups in those networks. Other ideas included the retreats, which are in some ways patterned off the twice-a-year seminars organized by the Kochs, as well as identifying a handful of key 2014 races where they could have a major impact, which would allow them to raise more in 2016 to back a socially conservative presidential candidate to take on presumed Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. The side session was convened by Fischer, who has been meeting with donors and operatives around Washington pitching planned retreats at the Reagan Ranch in California and in Normandy. Fischer has spoken with several high-ranking retired military officers, including an Army general, about helping to draft a campaign spending strategy that borrows from military tactics, according to sources familiar with the plan, which is still in its formative stages. Fischer referred questions about his effort to Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, who did not respond to POLITICO’s inquiry. 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Attorney & Army Reserves Captain John Velis takes out nomination papers for 4th Hampden State Representative WESTFIELD — Westfield native John C. Velis took out nomination papers to run for 4th Hampden State Representative which encompasses the entire City of Westfield this morning. Velis is a lawyer, a Captain in the Army Reserves and a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) with deep roots in our community. John is a conservative Democrat, whose views are guided by common sense for the common good. Velis is currently practicing law at a firm with his Uncle, retired Hampden Superior Court Judge and former Republican State Representative, Peter A. Velis. John is very excited to be following in his Uncle’s footsteps. “Even though we have been out there speaking with voters for about a month now, taking out these nomination papers is the first official step in a race that I look very much forward to. I expect a competitive campaign and hopefully one that ends with me being able to continue to serve the people of Westfield; this time on Beacon Hill.” said Velis. John is a JAG and while on active duty in Afghanistan, was a Lead Rule of Law Attorney for one of the most volatile and violent provinces in the country; Zabul Province. When in Zabul; one of John’s missions was to work hand and hand to bring together feuding tribes and factions; some of which had been feuding for thousands of years. John hopes to bring les-

Senate candidacy in Louisiana as just the sort of campaign that the new effort could support. A Perkins campaign would make an interesting test case, since he would be pitted against Rep. Bill Cassidy, who has been singled out as a rising star by Rove’s Crossroads groups and is the GOP establishment’s choice to take on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu. Rove has counseled Republicans to approach cultural issues cautiously, and he attributed social conservative Ken Cuccinelli’s recent loss in the Virginia governors’ race partly to the “polarizing language and an acerbic tone” he used in addressing those issues. Rove has faced backlash himself from social conservatives for a Crossroads initiative intended to defeat fringe candidates in GOP primaries, and for suggesting that a Republican who favors gay marriage could win the party’s 2016 presidential nomination. And, while there was no love lost for Rove among the crew gathered at the Ritz, there were representatives from several fiscally conservative groups that have at times worked to minimize social issues. Yet, there was ample talk of finding common ground in an effort to avert damaging intraparty fighting headed into November. “Certainly, I would think anybody who is trying to crush any element of the Republican coalition is wrong,” Meese said in a brief interview outside the ballroom hosting the summit. Attendees included Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform, Jenny Beth Martin of Tea Party Patriots, and operatives from various groups in the Kochs’ fiscally conservative network, including the Themis voter data project, and the nonprofits 60 Plus Association, American Commitment and Americans for Limited Government. Jim DeMint and Arthur Brooks — presidents of The Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute, respectively — sat on a panel entitled “Why conservative leaders and organizations must unite and work together to achieve shared goals,” while megadonor Todd Ricketts called for an end to big money conservative infighting between the tea party and the establishment. “We can fight all we want inside the house, but once we leave the house, we’re family, and we have to stick together,” Ricketts said, quoting his mother, according to an attendee. Ricketts, whose Ending Spending super PAC spent $175,000 boosting Cuccinelli’s failed gubernatorial bid, also bemoaned the lack of donor support for the socially conservative former attorney general. Republican campaigns have long relied on social conservatives for grass-roots muscle in getting out the vote, but the GOP would benefit if their issues were highlighted more broadly, argued Cannon. He said he made a similar case during a panel at the Ritz called “Recapturing a Fusionist Conservative Movement.” And his 501(c)(4) operation, American Principles In Action, produced an entire white paper in October refuting the assertion in the RNC’s so-called autopsy report that the party “must change our tone — especially on certain social issues that are turning off young voters” and women. American Principles In Action’s paper, issued in October, argued that such a tactic “would likely consign the GOP to a permanent minority status,” whereas emphasizing social issues will help rally the base and attract coveted demographics with which the GOP has struggled, including Hispanics and women. ”Social conservatives need to take things into their own hands and can’t rely on the establishment to make that case to donors or voters,” said Cannon, who managed Bauer’s long-shot 2000 presidential campaign. “We need to alert donors who care about social issues that, without financial support behind those issues themselves, you have a consulting class of the party that’s

sons learned from those experiences to Beacon Hill. “All too often each side of the political spectrum dig their ideological heels in on issues and the only losers left are the taxpayers and citizens. If I can work in Afghanistan and break bread with warring factions and begin to mend fences there; than it is my sincere hope I can contribute to the political dialog and bring people together for compromises on Beacon Hill in the same fashion.” stated Velis. Prior to practicing law, Velis spent time in a number of government settings holding internships in the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office, Hampden County Superior Court and the Massachusetts Treasurer’s Office. He was also an intern at the White House during the term of President George W. Bush. John is a proud graduate of Westfield High School, Class of 1998. He received his law degree from Suffolk University in Boston after earning a degree in Political Science at the University of South Florida. John’s focus on Beacon Hill will be on a wide range of issues including; sustainable economic development that prioritizes local job growth, high quality of life for our Seniors, a first class education for all children, the plight of veterans returning from foreign shores and a safe and a vibrant revitalized Downtown Westfield.

decided that those issues need to be jettisoned.” His group this year started a super PAC, American Principles Fund, that spent $173,000 in October on ads attacking New Jersey Democratic Senate candidate Cory Booker as a “proabortion extremist” and Liz Cheney as a gay rights supporter. The super PAC’s biggest disclosed donor, a hedge funder named Fieler, who gave $54,000 when it first started, is actively recruiting other wealthy donors by arguing that groups like Crossroads and the pro-Romney Restore Our Future super PAC dropped the ball in 2012 by shying away from social issues. “What we’re discovering and what the election of 2012 helped reveal is that this very narrow security and prosperity message doesn’t produce a winning coalition, certainly at a national level,” said Fieler, who actually donated $50,000 to Restore Our Future last year and is an emerging mid-tier megadonor. He told POLITICO there’s a chance to reorder the conservative movement — and American politics as a whole — by revealing Democrats to be “their own worst enemy” on social issues like abortion and gay marriage. “The rigidity and extremism they have around some of these issues is so out of step with the American electorate that there is enormous opportunity for Republicans. We have to pick some spots and win some elections and frame the debate in a way that’s favorable to us,” he said, predicting that a win or two in 2014 in purple states would yield big things in 2016. “Nothing breeds success like success. If we can show that integrated conservatism which embraces a middle class and a resonant economic message as well as a pro-family socially conservative message is the winning formula, then I think there will be a lot of money for that.” American Principles works with the anti-abortion rights heavyweight Susan B. Anthony List and Bauer’s groups, said Cannon, “but nothing exists on the scale on the social issues side of the Koch operation or the Crossroads operation.” Increasing coordination will be key to executing the social conservative resurgence in the big money era, the donor Gregory said in an interview at the Ritz after the sideline meeting. “There are numerous groups that have their donor base, and they tend to operate monolithically and protect what they’ve got,” said Gregory, who made his fortune at the helm of a pharmaceutical company. “But I think there is an increased sense of the need to work together more that hasn’t existed in the past.”

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WESTFIELD Emergency Response and Crime Report Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 3:15 a.m.: suspicious person, Ponder Hollow Road, a patrol officer reports he encountered a vehicle driving on the tobacco fields in the area and stopped the vehicle, the operator was identified and could produce no valid reason for driving on the private property, he was advised that he was trespassing and was sent on his way; 12:57 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, Elm Street, a caller from the district court reports that a defendant whose license has been suspended may operate a motor vehicle upon her departure, the responding officer reports that the vehicle was seen and was stopped on Morris St., the operator’s license status was confirmed, Nayana S. Fernandes, 27, of 1640 Worcester Road, Framingham, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, a subsequent offense; 2:30 p.m.: larceny, Springfield Road, a caller from a Springfield Road department store reports a shoplifter has been detained in the store, the responding officer reports a store employee said that two male parties had been accosted when they attempted to push shopping carts loaded with merchandise valued at more than $700 from the store, one of the men abandoned the merchandise and fled, successfully evading store officials, but the other was detained, Andrew M. Budreau, 32, of 197 Stafford Road, Monson, was arrested for arceny of property valued more than $250; 2:59 p.m.: animal complaint, Westfield Animal Shelter, 178 Apremont Way, a male party surrendered a gelded male beagle dog reportedly found at the brickyard off North Road; 3:53 p.m.: animal complaint, Gary Drive, a caller reports she has taken custody of a stray dog which she said looks to be some kind of poodle, the animal control officer reports she transported the dog to the municipal animal shelter; 9:41 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, Elm Street, a patrol officer reports a traffic stop for a lights violation, the vehicle’s registration was found to be expired and it was towed to the police impound yard; Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 10:07 a.m.: officer wanted, Springfield Road, a caller reports pellets are landing on vehicles parked at a Springfield Road department store, see story in the Thursday edition of The Westfield News; 1:03 p.m.: larceny, North Road, the pastor from a North Road church reports another air conditioning unit has been stolen, the respond officer reports the pastor showed him where a central air conditioning unit had been removed and said two others had also been stolen recently; 4:00 p.m.: a resident came to the station to report that he has lost his wallet, the responding officer reports the man said that he went back to the store parking lot where he believes he lost his wallet but it had not been surrendered to store employees; 6:26 p.m.: assault, Notre Dame Apartments, 25 Collins St., a caller reports that his 8-year-old daughter said that her mother’s live-in boyfriend struck her, the responding officer reports the girl said that the man had grabbed her arm and struck her with his hand, the officer noted a scratch on the girl’s arm, a criminal complaint was filed; 8:50 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, East Main Street, a patrol officer reports a traffic stop, the vehicle’s registration was found to have been revoked for lack of insurance and it was towed to the police impound yard; 10:45 p.m.: incapacitated person, Little River Road, a patrol officer reports he observed an unsteady person walking in the area of Tow Path Lane and found the man to be too intoxicated to care for himself, the man was provided a courtesy transport to his home where a family member took custody of him; 11:36 p.m.: disturbance, Main Street, a state police dispatcher relayed a call from a female party screaming unintelligibly from Main Street, a second caller reports he heard a woman screaming and looked outside to see a vehicle operating on Main Street with a female party on the hood, the responding officer reports that the vehicle was found and stopped, the woman said that she had been involved in an altercation with the male party who damaged furniture and she sat on the hood of his car when he attempted to leave, the woman said that the man drove away anyway, Michael F. Williams, 41, of 602 Springfield St., Feeding Hills, was arrested for malicious destruction of property and reckless operation of a motor vehicle.

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Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 Yuriy Zhakikh, 29, of 28 Northwood St., Chicopee, was released on his personal recognizance pending a Jan. 30 hearing after he was arraigned on charges operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and a marked lanes violation brought by Westfield police.

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Charles P. Pierce WESTFIELD - Charles P. Pierce, 84, of Westfield died Friday at Baystate Medical Center. He was born in Springfield and lived in Westfield for the last forty-five years. Charles was a coach for Westfield Youth Hockey and Westfield Little League for several years. He was employed as a graphic artist at US Envelope and Ludlow Corp. for forty years, retiring in 1992. After retirement he was employed as a driver for the Bertera Auto Group for several years. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret “Peggy” (O’Brien) Pierce in 2001. He is survived by his four children, Sean and his wife Karen of Westfield, Meg Kennedy and her husband Tom of Longmeadow, Christopher and his wife Claudia of Destin, FL, and Colin of Westfield; and a sister, Kathleen Britten of Agawam. Charles also leaves five grandchildren, Kyle, Brett, Seamus, Tim and Colin and a great grandson, Colin. His funeral will be held on Saturday, January 4th from the Firtion-Adams Funeral Service, 76 Broad Street, Westfield at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament Church, 127 Holyoke Road, Westfield at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA, 01104.

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Springfield fire sends 29 into the cold SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Officials say an electrical fire forced almost 30 people living in a Springfield apartment building into the cold. A fire department spokesman says an electrical vault caught fire on the first floor of the Golden Eagle Apartments just after 5 p.m. Wednesday. Twenty-nine residents of 17 apartments were force to leave when power was shut off to the building. The building has electric heat. WWLP-TV ( reports that Western Massachusetts Electric Co. workers got the power and heat turned back on a few hours later. Investigators think an animal touched some wires, shorting out the system. Crews are expected to return to the building Thursday to perform more repairs and install new wiring.


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WESTFIELD - Sally Anne (O’Donahoe) Conway, 85, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family December 30, 2013. Born in 1928 in Tupper Lake, New York, she was the daughter of the late John and Anne (Buckley) O’Donahoe. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 60 years, James Conway. She will be sadly missed by her 13 loving children, Mary Anne (John) Tourtellotte of Westfield, Eileen (Jeffrey Passo) Conway of Westfield, Kathleen (Charles) McKee of Westfield, John (Lynn) Conway of Santa Maria, CA, Margaret (Joseph) Murphy of Westfield, Patricia (Doc) Bryant of Fort Walton, FL, Daniel (Celina) Conway of Wilbraham, Julia (Malcolm) Mitchell of Crawfordsville, IN, Thomas (Carolyn) Conway of Niskayuna, NY, Colleen (Robert) MacNamee of Cummaquid, MA, Maureen (Peter) McKinney of Cummaquid, MA, Theresa Conway of Brattleboro, VT and Sean Conway of Phoenix, AZ. Sally also leaves two siblings, John O’Donahoe of Scottsdale, AZ and Kathleen Schroeder of Cheyenne, WY. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert O’Donahoe. Sally also leaves 17 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Sally was a devoted wife and mother with a deep faith on God. The greatest joy in her life was her large loving family. Sally also took great pleasure in watching her beloved Boston Red Sox. An 11:00 a.m. funeral mass will be held at St. Peters Church in Westfield on Friday. There are no calling hours. The family is grateful for the compassionate care Sally received from Caring Solutions of West Springfield and the staff at Armbrook Village in Westfield. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Baystate Children’s Hospital, 280 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA 01199. Development Block Grant program, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Highland Valley Elder Services, Sarah Gillett

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Snow clouds teams’ fate By Chris Putz Staff Writer WESTFIELD – A handful of local sports teams are about to get an extended holiday break. Several high school sports games scheduled for Thursday, including Westfield-Holyoke girls’ basketball and WestfieldSouth Hadley hockey at Amelia Park Ice Arena, have been postponed due to the developing snowstorm. Westfield High School enacts a “no-school, noplay” policy when classes are canceled due to weather-related conditions. The Southwick-Tolland Regional High SchoolTurners Falls girls’ hoops game has also been postponed. According to published reports, many area schools have already, in fact, postponed school for the rest of the week. With the high school slate now in flux for the remainder of the week, some teams have their eyes to the future. The Westfield High School wrestling team, fresh off a 32nd place finish among a 74-team field at the Lowell Holiday tournament, will next host the Bombers duals, a 19-team event on Jan. 11, beginning at 9 a.m. “The kids are working really, really hard,” Westfield wrestling coach Bob Coe said. “We’re trying to make some noise in Massachusetts.” Westfield is in the midst of producing 4-5 New England qualifiers, a feat which has not been accomplished in 25-30 years. Last weekend, at the Lowell Holiday event, Westfield wrestler Dominic Liquori captured a fourth-place finish. Liquori lost to 170-pounder, Justice Bolden (Central) in the quarterfinals, but rallied to defeat the Golden Eagle in the consolation semis. Liquori put Bolden to his back late in the third period to pull out a narrow victory. Westfield’s Austin Shrewsbury earned a fifthplace finish, and Ryan Bucko was 16th. “Everybody (from Westfield) wrestled really, really well,” coach Coe said. “I feel (we) were really, really strong, and the level of competition was the best of the best.” The two-day event lasted nearly 32 hours. “It was a really, really long weekend,” said coach Coe, who has already had one snowstorm wreak havoc with an away match. It appears that it is also going to be a very long weekend for a host of other area sports teams, but in a very different way.

United States women’s hockey team

Haley Irwin #21 of Canada attempts to tackle Kacey Bellamy #22 of the United States during the ice hockey women’s gold medal game between Canada and USA on day 14 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Canada Hockey Place on February 25, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Harry

Bellamy selected to Team USA How/Getty Images North America)

By Chris Putz Staff Writer WESTFIELD – It’s official! Westfield native Kacey Bellamy will make a return trip to the Olympics as a defenseman for the United States women’s hockey team. Bellamy is one of 11 returning Olympians on the roster that will represent the U.S. at Sochi in Russia. The roster was announced during the break between periods of the NHL’s Winter Classic Wednesday. “It is an incredible honor being named to the Olympic team for a second time,” Bellamy told The Westfield News early Thursday morning. Bellamy helped anchor the defense as a rookie at the 21st Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 2010. “The last four years have flown by, and it has been an amazing journey hopefully with the best yet to come,” she said. Bellamy and Team USA garnered a third-place finish four years ago after being ousted by their chief rival, Canada, the 3-time defending champ. “We’ve been working hard all year in Boston preparing for Sochi, and the team is excited,” Bellamy explained.

In addition to working out with Team USA in Bedford, Bellamy has served as a defenseman for the Boston Blades, of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, alongside other fellow teammates, routinely facing stiff competition from teams out of Montreal, Toronto, Alberta, and Brampton. Julie Chu is heading to her fourth Olympics. She’ll be looking for a gold medal to go with the two silvers and a bronze she’s already got. Also making the team was Amanda Kessel, whose brother Phil was playing in the Winter Classic for Toronto and named to the U.S. men’s team that was introduced after the game. “Today is an important day for our team and we’re thrilled to continue our journey toward Sochi,” Katey Stone told the Associated Press. Stone is on leave from her coaching job at Harvard to head Team USA. “We have a good blend of veterans and first-time Olympians and we’re excited about what lies ahead. We’re enthusiastic about our team and focused on getting better every day.” The U.S. women’s team has seven defensemen, 11 forwards and three goaltenders – Jesse Vetter, Molly Schaus and Brianne McLaughlin-

Kacey Bellamy’S STATS Defenseman Height: 5’7” (170) Weight: 145 (66) Shoots: Left Birthdate: 4/22/87

Kacey Bellamy Kacey Bellamy

Hometown: Westfield, Mass. Most Recent Team: Boston Blades (CWHL) COLLEGE TEAM: University of New Hampshire (HEA)

YEAR EVENT GP G A PTS 2013-14* U.S. Women’s National Team 2 0 2 2 2013* Four Nations Cup 3 0 0 0 IIHF Women’s World Championship 5 0 1 1 2012 Four Nations Cup 4 1 2 3 IIHF Women’s World Championship 5 0 1 1 2011 Four Nations Cup 4 0 0 0 IIHF Twelve Nations Invitational Series 7 0 7 7 IIHF Women’s World Championship 5 1 1 2 2010 Four Nations Cup 4 1 0 1 Olympic Winter Games 5 0 1 1 2009-10 U.S. Women’s National Team 20 0 9 9 2009 Four Nations Cup 4 0 0 0 IIHF Women’s World Championship 5 0 2 2 2008 Four Nations Cup 4 0 0 0 Under-22 Series 3 1 1 2 IIHF Women’s World Championship 4 0 2 2 2007 Four Nations Cup 2 0 0 0 Under-22 Series 3 1 3 4 2006 Four Nations Cup 4 0 1 1 TEAM USA TOTALS 93 5 33 38 COLLEGE STATISTICS Year Team (League) GP G A PTS 2008-09 University of New Hampshire (HEA) 35 6 22 28 2007-08 University of New Hampshire (HEA) 35 3 23 26 2006-07 University of New Hampshire (HEA) 36 10 19 29 2005-06 University of New Hampshire (HEA) 37 8 16 24 COLLEGE TOTALS 143 27 80 107 ADDITIONAL STATISTICS Year Team (League) GP G A PTS 2012-13 Boston Blades (CWHL) 18 1 4 5 2011-12 Boston Blades (CWHL) 22 5 7 12 2010-11 Boston Blades (CWHL) 25 2 13 15 ADDITIONAL TOTALS 65 8 24 32 * The 2013-14 U.S. Women’s National Team is participating in the Bring on the World Tour, which includes the 2013 Four Nations Cup. Stats for the 2013 Four Nations Cup are a part of the 2013 U.S. Women’s National Team but have been separated to recognize the annual Four Nations Cup.

KACEY BELLAMY Bittle – all of whom have Olympic experience. The other players with Olympic experience other than Bellamy, are Meghan Duggan, Hilary Knight, Jocelyne Lamoureux, Monique Lamoureux, Gigi Marvin and Kelli Stack. All 21 players have appeared in the World Championships, including 18 who played for the American team that beat Canada for the gold medal in Ottawa in April. The team will depart for Sochi on Feb. 1, play its Olympic opener on Feb. 8 against Finland and meet archrival Canada in the preliminary round on Feb. 12. “It’s an incredible rivalry,” said Duggan, who was wearing the captain’s “C’’ on her jersey when she was interviewed on TV during the NHL game. “We’re doing everything we can to prepare ourselves to get a great game over there.” The Americans and Canadians are the favorites to meet again in the gold medal game on Feb. 20. The two North American hockey powers have won every world championship and every Olympic gold medal since the sport was added to the Winter Games in Nagano in 1998. Chu, a Harvard graduate, is the oldest player at 31 and Lee Steckline the youngest at 19. Bellamy was a four-year player at the University of New Hampshire, where she scored 107 points (27 goals, 80 assists), just one point shy of the school record. She played ice hockey, field hockey, and softball at Berkshire School, a prep school in Sheffield, Mass., prior to attending UNH. Bellamy plans to run a hockey camp with her brothers, Rob and Corey, at Amelia Park Ice Arena shortly after returning from the Olympics. But the entire journey would not be possible without the help of those around her, she noted. “Thank you to everyone who has supported myself and family along the way,” Bellamy said. “I wouldn’t be where I am without them.” ——— Associated Press material was also used in this report

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FRIDAY January 3

BOYS’ JV HOCKEY vs. Longmeadow, Amelia Park Ice Arena, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ JV HOOPS vs. Holyoke, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ V HOOPS vs. Holyoke, 7 p.m. BOYS’ V HOCKEY vs. South Hadley, Amelia Park Ice Arena, 8 p.m.

SATURDAY MONDAY January 4 January 6 WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING at 4th annual Bill Coelho PTWH Dual at Milford HS, 10 a.m. BOYS’ JV HOCKEY at East Longmeadow, Cyr Arena, 11 a.m. BOYS’ V HOCKEY vs. Wachusett, Amelia Park Ice Arena, 6 p.m.

SWIMMING at Agawam, 4 p.m. BOYS’ JV HOOPS vs. Central, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ HOCKEY (Cathedral/WHS/ Long.) vs. East Catholic, Amelia Park Ice Arena, 6 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS vs. Central, 7 p.m.

TUESDAY January 7

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

WEDNESDAY January 8 WRESTLING vs. Agawam, 7 p.m. GIRLS’ HOCKEY (Cathedral/WHS/Long.) at Brattleboro Union, Nelson Withington Rink BOYS’ ICE HOCKEY vs. East Longmeadow, Amelia Park Ice Arena, 8 p.m.

BOYS’ JV HOOPS at Commerce, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS at Commerce, 7 p.m. GIRLS’ HOCKEY (Cathedral/WHS/ Long.) vs. Algonquin, Cyr Arena, 7 p.m.

Sunday, January 5 BOYS’ JV HOCKEY at South Hadley, Cyr Arena, 5 p.m.

SOUTHWICK-TOLLAND REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ JV HOOPS at Turners Falls, 6 p.m. GIRLS’ V HOOPS at Turners Falls, 7:30 p.m.

WRESTLING vs. Granby, 10 a.m.

BOYS’ JV HOOPS at Easthampton, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS at Easthampton, 7 p.m.

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

WRESTLING vs. Dean Tech, 7 p.m.

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

GATEWAY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ V HOOPS vs. Pioneer Valley Christian School, 6 p.m.

GIRLS’ JV HOOPS at Pathfinder, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ JV HOOPS at Pioneer Valley Christian School, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ V HOOPS at Pathfinder, 7 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS at Pioneer Valley Christian School, 7 p.m.

GIRLS’ V HOOPS vs. Dean Tech, 6 p.m.

WRESTLING vs. Granby, 7 p.m.

WESTFIELD VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL BOYS JV HOOPS at Holyoke Catholic, Chicopee Academy, 6:30 p.m. BOYS V HOOPS at Holyoke Catholic, 8 p.m.

GIRLS’ JV HOOPS vs. Commerce, 4 p.m.

BOYS’ JV HOOPS at Pathfinder, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS at Pathfinder, 7 p.m.

SAINT MARY HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ V HOOPS vs. Smith Voke, Westfield Middle School North, 5:30 p.m.

BOYS’ JV HOOPS vs. Franklin Tech, Westfield Middle School South, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS vs. Franklin Tech, Westfield Middle School South, 7 p.m.

BOYS’ JV HOOPS at Smith Voke, 5 p.m. BOYS’ HOCKEY at Amherst, Orr Rink, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS” V HOOPS at Commerce, 6 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS at Smith Voke, 6:30 p.m.

BOYS’ JV HOOPS at McCann Tech, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V HOOPS at McCann Tech, 7 p.m. HOCKEY vs. Wahconah, Amelia Park Ice Arena, 8 p.m.


Ice Hockey DAY Wednesday Saturday Tuesday Thursday Thursday Saturday Thursday Saturday

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

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NICHOLS at Newbury FRAMINGHAM STATE at Bridgewater State at Salem State WORCESTER STATE MCLA at Fitchburg State at Framingham State BRIDGEWATER STATE at Western Connecticut SALEM STATE at Worcester State at MCLA FITCHBURG STATE MASCAC Quarterfinals MASCAC Semi-finals MASCAC Championship

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at Framingham State at Salem State FITCBHURG STATE UMASS DARTMOUTH at Worcester State PLYMOUTH STATE MASCAC Quarterfinals MASCAS Semifinals MASCAC Championship

Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 4 Kansas City at Indianapolis, 4:35 p.m. (NBC) New Orleans at Philadelphia, 8:10 p.m. (NBC) Sunday, Jan. 5 San Diego at Cincinnati, 1:05 p.m. (CBS) San Francisco at Green Bay, 4:40 p.m. (FOX)

Divisional Playoffs

Saturday, Jan. 11 Green Bay, San Francisco or New Orleans at Seattle, 4:35 p.m. (FOX) Cincinnati, Indianpolis or Kansas City at New England, 8:15 p.m. (CBS)

at Carolina, 1:05 p.m. (FOX) Indianapolis, Kansas City or San Diego at Denver, 4:40 p.m. (CBS) Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 19 AFC, 3 p.m. (CBS) NFL, 6:30 p.m. (FOX) Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 26 At Honolulu TBD, 7:30 p.m. (NBC)

Super Bowl

Sunday, Feb. 2 At East Rutherford, N.J. AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6:30 p.m. (FOX)

Women’s Swimming & Diving DATE OPPONENT

Sunday Jan. 19 Jan. 25 Saturday Saturday Feb. 1 Friday Feb. 14 Saturday Feb. 15 Sunday Feb. 16


BRIDGEWATER STATE at University of Saint Joseph (CT) WESTERN CONNECTICUT New England Championships New England Championships New England Championships University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

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Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track and Field DAY DATE OPPONENT Jan. 18 Coast Guard Invitational Saturday Jan. 25 Springfield College Invitational Saturday Feb. 1 Dartmouth College Invitational Saturday Feb. 8 MIT/Boston University Invitationals Saturday Saturday Feb. 15 MASCAC/Alliance Championships Feb. 21-22 New England Division III Finals Fri.-Sat.

Place New London, CT Springfield Hanover, N.H. Boston Southern Maine MIT (M); Springfield (W)

Fri.-Sat Feb. 28 All New England Championships Boston University March 1 March 7-8 ECAC Division III Championships Reggie Lewis Center Fri.-Sat March 14-15 NCAA Division III Championships @Devaney Center Fri.-Sat. Lincoln, NE

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SAINT JOSEPH (CT) SUFFOLK FRAMINGHAM STATE at Bridgewater State at Castleton State at Salem State WORCESTER STATE MCLA at Fitchburg State at Framingham State BRIDGEWATER STATE SALEM STATE at Worcester State at MCLA FITCHBURG STATE MASCAC Quarterfinals MASCAS Semifinals MASCAC Championship



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2013-14 High School Winter Standings GIRLS’ HOOPS Westfield 2-1 Southwick 4-0 St. Mary 0-5 Gateway 0-0 BOYS’ HOOPS Westfield 1-4 Southwick 0-3 Westfield Voc-Tech 0-0* St. Mary 0-3 Gateway 3-1 HOCKEY Westfield 2-1 St. Mary 2-1 BOYS’ SWIMMING Westfield 4-0 GIRLS’ SWIMMING Westfield 3-0-1

BOYS’ INDOOR TRACK Westfield 0-0 GIRLS’ INDOOR TRACK Westfield 0-0 BOYS’ SKIING Westfield 0-0 GIRLS’ SKIING Westfield 0-0 *No Report

Monday’s Results

GIRLS’ HOOPS Southwick-Tolland 46, Pioneer Valley Regional 35 Putnam 53, St. Mary 15 BOYS’ HOOPS Gateway 55, Holyoke Catholic 53 Lenox 89, St. Mary 34

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Members of the Westfield State and Mount Holyoke teams meet at midcourt prior to their game in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf d-Indiana 25 6 .806 — 6-4 L-1 15-1 10-5 18-4 d-Miami 24 7 .774 1 8-2 W-2 14-2 10-5 15-6 Atlanta 18 14 .563 7½ 7-3 W-1 12-4 6-10 12-8 make it 59-52 with 3:45 remaining. d-Toronto 15 15 .500 9½ 7-3 W-4 6-8 9-7 10-8 Mount Holyoke twice sliced Westfield’s Washington 14 15 .483 10 5-5 L-1 7-6 7-9 12-8 lead to six points, including a Karraker layup Charlotte 14 19 .424 12 4-6 L-4 8-10 6-9 12-10 that made it 61-55 with 1:13 remaining. A Detroit 14 19 .424 12 4-6 L-3 6-11 8-8 13-9 layup by Forbasaw Nkamebo and a Doldoorian Boston 13 18 .419 12 4-6 L-1 8-9 5-9 10-11 free throw clinched the Owls’ hard-earned Chicago 12 18 .400 12½ 4-6 L-1 7-7 5-11 10-10 victory. Cleveland 10 21 .323 15 2-8 L-6 8-7 2-14 7-16 Both teams were cold from the field with 15 4-6 L-1 7-10 3-11 8-11 Westfield shooting 33 percent (24-73) and Orlando 10 21 .323 Brooklyn 10 21 .323 15 3-7 L-2 6-9 4-12 6-13 Mount Holyoke 37 percent (23-61). In addiPhiladelphia 10 21 .323 15 3-7 W-2 7-8 3-13 7-11 tion, Westfield made 4 of 17 3-point attempts York New 9 21 .300 15½ 4-6 L-3 4-12 5-9 9-12 and Mount Holyoke 2 of 16 from beyond the Milwaukee 7 24 .226 18 2-8 W-1 3-12 4-12 6-18 arc. The Owls did shoot well from the foul line, WESTERN CONFERENCE canning 13 of 15 free throws. Mount Holyoke W L Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf was 9 for 20 from the charity stripe. d-Oklahoma City 25 6 .806 — 8-2 L-1 14-2 11-4 16-5 Karraker tied Felix and Doldoorian for d-San Antonio 25 7 .781 ½ 7-3 W-3 12-4 13-3 14-6 game-high scoring honors with 16 points. Portland 25 7 .781 ½ 7-3 W-1 12-3 13-4 14-6 Legare posted the game’s only double-double d-L.A. Clippers 22 12 .647 4½ 7-3 W-1 14-3 8-9 15-6 with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Phoenix 19 11 .633 5½ 8-2 W-2 11-4 8-7 15-9 Junior guard Jen Ashton had 10 points, five Houston 21 13 .618 5½ 5-5 L-2 13-5 8-8 12-11 assists and three steals for the Owls. Nkamebo Golden State 20 13 .606 6 7-3 W-6 11-4 9-9 15-12 contributed six points, 10 rebounds and three Dallas 19 13 .594 6½ 6-4 W-3 11-4 8-9 10-10 steals. Junior reserve guard Brianna Lowry Minnesota 16 16 .500 9½ 5-5 W-1 10-5 6-11 7-11 tallied eight points. New Orleans 14 16 .467 10½ 4-6 L-1 9-5 5-11 7-14 Denver 14 17 .452 11 1-9 L-8 7-8 7-9 7-13 Memphis 13 17 .433 11½ 3-7 L-1 7-11 6-6 8-13 L.A. Lakers 13 19 .406 12½ 3-7 L-6 7-9 6-10 8-13 last two weeks; he had six individual games of Sacramento 10 20 .333 14½ 4-6 W-1 6-11 4-9 7-15 Utah 10 24 .294 16½ 5-5 W-1 5-10 5-14 6-17 29 or more in the first 14.

WSU holds off Mt. Holyoke SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – Junior center Gabby Felix (16 points, 8 rebounds) and sophomore guard Keri Doldoorian (16 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals) led the Westfield State University women’s basketball team to a 65-57 victory over Mount Holyoke College in the San Juan Shootout on Tuesday. The Owls (5-5) never trailed but they could not pull away from the Lyons (3-6). Westfield jumped out to an early 17-8 lead and led by 24-10 with 7:33 remaining in the first half. Westfield took its biggest lead, 31-16, at the 2:36 mark but Mount Holyoke scored six straight points to trail at halftime, 31-22. The Lyons pulled to within seven, 33-26, early in the second half, but the Owls went on a 9-2 run over the next several minutes, capped by a Doldoorian jumper, for a 42-28 lead at the 15:17 mark. Kate Karraker canned two consecutive 3-point baskets to pull Mount Holyoke within seven points, 53-46, with 6:17 remaining. A Felix layup gave Westfield a 10-point lead, 59-49, but Mount Holyoke’s Amber Legare converted a conventional 3-point play to

Brady likes handing off the ball FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady has had to win so many games for the New England Patriots over the years with his right arm. So he’s thrilled with the way his team has run the ball the past two weeks. “Last week, we just did a great job of running the ball,” Brady said Wednesday after the Patriots went through their first practice of the bye week leading to the Jan. 11 divisional playoff game. “The line played so physical and it was just so awesome to watch. To end the game like that, to rush the way we did . was awesome. “I haven’t been part of that for a long time, because we’ve just got a very physical offensive line and backs that run really hard. That’s hard to defend, especially over the course of the game. That hopefully can wear the other team out by making them tackle, making them stop you, making them figure it out, make them come up on the line and hit you in the face.” Through 14 games, the Patriots were averaging 118.29 yards per game on the ground. Then at Baltimore, in what turned out to be a 41-7 win but was actually closer than that final score, New England ran for 142. Last week, in the pouring rain, LeGarrette Blount ran for a career-high 189 yards, and the team ran up 267. Now, through 16 games, the Patriots, who will play the higher remaining seed (either Cincinnati, Indianapolis or Kansas City) after this week’s wild-card games, are averaging 129.3 yards per game on the ground, third in the AFC. The increase is less than 11 yards a week, but over so many games that’s a real improvement. And with Stevan Ridley apparently over his fumbling problem, the Pats have a legitimate three-headed monster in Blount, Ridley and Shane Vereen. Brady has thrown the ball 50 times the past two weeks. In the first 14 games, he averaged 41.3 tries per game. He has averaged 147 yards passing the past two weeks, after averaging 289.1 per game through the first 14. More? Brady has 28 total completions the

Clearly, the New England running game became more important this season after receiver Wes Welker departed for Denver, and tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested for murder. Fellow TE Rob Gronkowski played only seven games, coming back late after arm and back surgeries and then injuring his knee. And going forward? “It’s going to be a matter of what they’re doing a good job of defending and what we feel we’re doing a good job of executing,” Brady said. “There’s a little spot in there with what they’re doing well and what you’re not doing well and you try to get to it. And you try to make the adjustments over the course of the game.” NOTES: S Devin McCourty, who missed last week’s game with a concussion, returned to practice Wednesday. . Brady wouldn’t comment on former offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien getting the head job with the Texans, saying, “That was a long time ago,” and adding he’s focused on this team now. But when asked about the possibility of current coordinator Josh McDaniels getting a job — Cleveland has been given permission to talk to McDaniels — Brady said, “He’s a great coach and I said the other day he’s one of my best buds, and I’ve been around for a long time, so I know him pretty well. I’m glad he’s my coach.” . Brady said the early Wednesday practice had him asleep for the start of 2014. . Asked about the NHL playing its Winter Classic at the Big House at Michigan, his alma mater, Brady said, “Pretty cool, it’s a great environment, so . I wish I had a chance to get back there to watch a football game; maybe when I retire. But to do a hockey game in there is pretty sweet. I know they did it at Fenway a few years ago, which is really cool — it’s a really neat experience. It was smart of the NHL to do that.” . The Patriots have 18 players on the 53-man roster — 15 rookies and Blount, wide receiver Danny Amendola and special teams player Chris White — who will make their first playoff appearances.

Tuesday’s Games Atlanta 92, Boston 91 Indiana 91, Cleveland 76 Golden State 94, Orlando 81 Sacramento 110, Houston 106 San Antonio 113, Brooklyn 92 Toronto 85, Chicago 79 Portland 98, Oklahoma City 94 Milwaukee 94, L.A. Lakers 79 Wednesday’s Games Dallas 87, Washington 78 Toronto 95, Indiana 82 Minnesota 124, New Orleans 112 Philadelphia 114, Denver 102 L.A. Clippers 112, Charlotte 85 Thursday’s Games Orlando at Cleveland, 7 p.m.

Golden State at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Chicago, 8 p.m. Brooklyn at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. New York at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Memphis at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Milwaukee at Utah, 9 p.m. Charlotte at Portland, 10 p.m. Philadelphia at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Friday’s Games Toronto at Washington, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. New York at Houston, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Memphis at Denver, 9 p.m. Utah at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Brady likes handing off the ball

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE GP 42 40 40 40 41 40 42 42 41 41 42 40 40 41 41 40

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) prepares to hand off to running back LeGarrette Blount (29) in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Rangers 2, Florida 1, SO New Jersey 2, Pittsburgh 1 St. Louis 2, Minnesota 1 N.Y. Islanders 5, Boston 3 Carolina 5, Montreal 4, OT Winnipeg 3, Buffalo 0 Anaheim 6, San Jose 3 Dallas 3, Los Angeles 2 Colorado 5, Columbus 3 Philadelphia 4, Calgary 1 Phoenix 4, Edmonton 3, OT Wednesday’s Games Toronto 3, Detroit 2, SO Tampa Bay 4, Vancouver 2

Thursday’s Games Nashville at Boston, 7 p.m. Chicago at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Buffalo at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Montreal at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Colorado, 9 p.m. Columbus at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Edmonton at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Chicago at New Jersey, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Calgary, 9 p.m. Edmonton at Anaheim, 10 p.m.


Annie’s Mailbox By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar

Totally Fed Up Dear Annie: I’ve been married to my lovely wife for nine years, and to this day, I can’t get past her gambling habit. It is causing major problems in our marriage. Once or twice a week when she gets that itch to head to the casino, she loses all the money she earns in our account and then accumulates bank fees and overdraft charges. I’m fed up with her habit and have mentioned that this must stop. She has promised me many times that she will quit, but she hasn’t been successful. Once I let her go to the casino and told her to spend only a certain amount, and she ended up gambling away $1,000, which she never replaced. I was upset and didn’t speak to her for a few days. I will be deploying overseas soon, and I’m afraid to leave her to handle our financial affairs. I want to ask my brother to put her on an allowance to pay our bills, but I know she will be upset and ask me to move out. I don’t want to do that. What should I do? -- Totally Fed Up Dear Totally: Your wife has an addiction. Stopping will be impossible unless she admits she has a problem and agrees to get help. Some addicts voluntarily list their names with casinos to prohibit admittance, although it is not a guarantee. We urge you to separate your accounts so she cannot access money needed to run the household, and put your brother in charge of paying the bills. She may become angry, but your marriage will not survive her continued gambling and the potential loss of your savings. Please contact Gam-Anon ( for additional information and support. Dear Annie: Your advice to couples about affairs has a very negative female bias. A little flirting and an affair or two is normal behavior for both men and women. Your usual advice is to get counseling or break up the relationship. I would advise them to just ignore it. They could have many years of a happy relationship with each other. Why don’t you suggest that alternative? -- D. Dear D.: Most of our readers aren’t big fans of that alternative, whether male or female. If both partners agree that affairs are perfectly fine within their marriage, we have no objection. Or if one partner chooses to overlook the other’s philandering, the couple might stay together, although they are not necessarily happy. In most cases, however, affairs are sneaky betrayals full of lies, and one partner loses out on the intimacy and trust that keep a marriage solid. The partner who cheats may believe the marriage is sufficiently happy, but our mail says otherwise. Dear Annie: This is in response to “Finally at Peace,” who now focuses on the grandchildren they are “close” to instead of mourning the ones they are not. My husband and I have four beautiful, successful and intelligent children. When our oldest was an infant, my mother-inlaw told me that she was not available to babysit, so we didn’t impose. It was difficult to watch Grandma and Grandpa travel many miles to babysit for their other grandchildren and attend their plays and ballgames, while showing little interest in ours, no matter how many times we invited them. When we had them over for Sunday dinner, we had to listen while Grandpa bragged endlessly about his other grandchildren. Our children have been taught to treat their grandparents with love and respect, but kids catch on to favoritism. I suggest that those grandparents examine their own behavior to see whether they need to change. I’m still hoping my in-laws will realize what they are missing. -- Hope To Be a Better Grandparent Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column.

HINTS FROM HELOISE Don’t Write on the Back, Jack! Dear Heloise: Please remind people when sending greeting cards NOT TO WRITE ON THE BACK of the front panel. You can then remove the backs and mail the card fronts to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, 100 St. Jude’s St., Boulder City, NV 89005. -- Bettie S. in Texas Thanks for the reminder for my readers not to write on the front panel, and to save cards (just the fronts, please) for such a good cause! St. Jude’s Ranch for Children is a wonderful organization that I have written about often. For more than 30 years, it has taken care of abused, abandoned and neglected children. The old, donated card fronts are glued to pre-folded stock paper and signed by the child who made it. The recycled cards are available for purchase at the online store at The card project helps the kids earn some spending money and teaches them good work skills. Visit the website or call 877-977-7572. Save your cards for St. Jude’s, and maybe send a dollar or two with the card fronts. -- Heloise HANDY ADDRESS Dear Heloise: Sometimes I can’t even read my own handwriting. So I have developed a habit of carrying name and address labels with me (in my purse). I use them for gifts, weddings, funerals, forms at the doctor’s office, etc. It saves writing the same information, and it helps other people who might not be able to read my handwriting. -- Judy in Milwaukee



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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014: This year you jump into the limelight. You also have good money sense. Try not to become too adventuresome and cause yourself a problem. Someone of the opposite sex finds you very charismatic. If you are single, you could develop an intriguing tie with this person. Others are unusually clear about their interest in you. If you are attached, the two of you could choose to indulge a little more than in past years. Be careful with a higher-up, especially if he or she is an AQUARIUS. You might assume that you are on cruise control when you really aren’t. 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 or a key person in your life could become hot-tempered when dealing with an interpersonal issue. The presence of your friends might clear up who is doing what to whom. Remember, it takes two to tango. Tonight: A dream’s realization could be on the horizon. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH Tension builds. As much as you might like to diffuse a situation, any action you take could prove to be problematic. Tune in to your higher self, and attempt to see the big picture. Good will could come through. Tonight: A possibility will become a reality. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH Keep reaching out for new ideas. Consider planning a vacation for you and a friend or loved one. Your ability to touch someone and calm him or her down will be more appreciated than you know. Continue being a good listener. Tonight: Surf the Web. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH You might be more in touch with what you need than you realize. Sometimes you feel as if you give too much away, but your need to give feels good in many ways. Perhaps consider establishing stronger boundaries. Tonight: Share with a favorite person. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH A gentle, kind attitude will be appreciated. News could surprise many people, including you. Your ability to adapt will emerge. You’ll see the total perspective, whereas many people won’t. Someone’s words sound harsher than he or she anticipated. Tonight: Speak your mind. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Be careful with your funds and count your change. Make sure your wallet is nicely tucked away. You might want to indulge a child or loved one. Recognize that there are other ways that do not cost much or are free. Tonight: Get into the pace of a normal week. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHH You seem to be releasing pentup feelings. You easily could snap at a family member over a domestic issue. A close associate might be unpredictable, which is one of the reasons you are disgruntled. Recognize where the problem comes from. Tonight: Let off some steam. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHH You could be tense over a domestic matter or a misunderstanding with a roommate or family member. Express your concern about what is happening without expectations of a response. Be patient. Tonight: At home with a good book. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH A friend easily could lose his or her cool. Your ability to communicate can and will make a difference here. Don’t allow this person to intimidate you. A close friend or loved one could point you toward a new venture or interest. Tonight: Hang out with a family member. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHH Be aware of the costs of proceeding as you have. You might not be comfortable with everything that is going down. Your finances demand attention and precision. A family member once more could make demands that you might feel you can’t meet. Tonight: Pay bills first. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Many thoughts might be going through your mind. You would be wise not to discuss all of them, as you PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) tend to go back and forth between ideas. HHH Defer to someone else, and know full well how this Someone from a distance could be irritable. Use caution with this person. person will approach what you deem a difficult situation. Once this individual walks in your shoes, he or she will have great Tonight: Someone wants to court you. respect for you, your decisions and how you handle challenges. Tonight: Get some extra R and R.


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Westfield Bridge Club results The results for bridge played on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 are: North/South: First: Jim Hanly and Kris Bodendorf Second:Wendy Greco and Jim O’Neill Third: Dot Burke and Shirley Bienvenue East/West: First: Vi Martinell and Cindy Fullerton Second: Claudia Hurley and Kathy Fontaine Third: Judy Matyseck and Ed Matyseck A wonderful dinner followed by playing bridge was held at the Southwick Country Club. All bridge players are welcome to join us when we resume playing on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the American Inn in Southwick.  

Enjoy a FREE Small McCafé® Coffee at Participating McDonald’s January 1-7 GLASTONBURY, CT – To kick off 2014 and ensure our customers have a good morning, participating McDonald’s restaurants in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts will be offering a FREE small McCafe coffee, January 1-7.    “We’re thrilled to share our customer appreciation and wish a good morning by offering our coffee for free this week,” said Rachel Deane, local McDonald’s owner/operator and president of the Connecticut and Western Massachusetts McDonald’s Owner/Operator Association. “No strings attached – just come in and enjoy a free small McCafe coffee at one of our 145 restaurants in the Connecticut and Western Massachusetts area.”  Offer excludes Fairfield County, CT. McDonald’s has been a long-time leader in the quality, convenient breakfast offerings at a great value and the menu continues to evolve. In 2013, McDonald’s launched the Egg White Delight McMuffin, which is cooked fresh on the grill and pairs great with coffee. While most popular in the morning, the free coffee offering will be available all-day. More value offers are available through the McD App, available for iPhone and Android devices. Follow @McD_CTWMA for coffee giveaways during the week of January 1-7, 2014.

Sons of Erin Colleen Contest Applications Available WESTFIELD - Applications for the 33rd annual Colleen Contest are now available at the Sons of Erin Club located at 22 William Street, Westfield and also at Westfield High School, Westfield Voc-tech High School, St. Mary’s High School, Gateway Regional High School and Southwick-Tolland Regional School.   Applications must be postmarked by January 14. Interested contestants must be between the ages of 17 and 22, of Irish Heritage, have never been married and have no children.  Applicants must be a resident of Westfield, Southwick, Granville, Blandford, Chester, Huntington, Montgomery, Russell or a daughter of a member of the Sons of Erin.  The Colleen and her court will represent the Sons of Erin and Westfield at various events in 2014 including the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  Among other prizes, the Colleen will receive a voucher for a trip to Ireland. The Colleen Ball will be held on Friday, February 7, 2014 at Chez Joseph in Agawam, Ma.  Tickets will be available soon at the Sons of Erin.

Mohegan Sun Bus Trip $18.00 per person Monday January 13, 2014 Bus Leaves Southwick Town Hall 8 a.m. sharp Bus will leave Mohegan Sun 3:30pm for 5:00 arrival at Town Hall Includes $15 meal credit and $20 in Big 6 Wheel free bets (subject to change without notice) To reserve seats contact Cara at P&R 413569-5701 Or email:

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RUSSELL - Michelle and Charlie Graton of Huntington experienced a fire on Tuesday, December 17. There will be a benefit at the VFW in Russell. It will be a family friendly event. There are just 200 tickets. It will take place on January 4 at 6 p.m. The tickets are $10 and $7 for children under 12 years old. It will be a potluck dinner. Call Becky Cortis at 413-977-0012 to purchase tickets.

BOSTON – State Senator Benjamin B. Downing (D –Pittsfield) announced today that the 72nd Citizens’ Legislative Seminar (CLS) will be held on Tuesday, March 4th and Wednesday, March 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Massachusetts State House. The CLS is a biannual seminar that aims to better educate the public on the Commonwealth’s legislative process. Established in 1976 through a collaborative effort of the Massachusetts Senate and the University of Massachusetts, this two-day conference features presentations by Senators and staff on aspects of the day-to-day experience of legislators in the Commonwealth. Topics will include the history and process of the Legislature, the parliamentary role of the Clerk of the Senate and the future of the Legislature. The CLS culminates with a simulated legislative hearing and Senate session where participants are invited to use what they have learned and participate as “Senators” in the Senate Chamber in order to have a first-hand experience of the legislative process. Any resident of the Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin & Hampden District who is interested in participating in the CLS should send their resume to the Senator’s Chief of Staff, Bethann Steiner, at Bethann.Steiner@ by Noon on Thursday, January 16, 2014.   Senator Downing will nominate participants to attend on a first come, first serve basis.  Applicants must be able to attend both days of the program in order to be nominated.

WHS Class of ’45 Breakfast WESTFIELD – 1945 alumni meet on the first Wednesday of each month at Friendly’s between 9:30–11:00 a.m. All ’45 grads and their friends are invited to this “friendly” gettogether. Come early! Because of the holiday, the first breakfast of 2014 will be held on January 8.

Developmental Screening at Fort Meadow Early Childhood Center for Peer Partners WESTFIELD - Families who live in Westfield and are interested in having their preschoolers attend Fort Meadow are invited to attend a developmental screening. The screenings will be held for children who are 3-5 years of age. Children will be chosen by lottery to fill current classroom openings and classes for the 2014-2015 school year. Currently Fort Meadow charges tuition for our high quality 4 and 5 day programs. Screening date will be January 10, 2014. Please call 572-6422 for a screening appointment.

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Westfield GED Program Announces Spring Classes WESTFIELD -Westfield Community Education (WCE), an area community youth and adult, alternative evening education program of Domus Inc. will be holding an “Open Registration Night” on January 14 at the Westfield Athenaeum beginning at 5:30pm in the Lang Auditorium. Candidates will complete paperwork and take an assessment. Classes are 30 weeks in length and begin January 21. Three levels of classes are offered in addition to a Computer Literacy and Career Development course which are available to all residents of Greater Westfield. Classes are free with a small charge for the text To date this year, 44 area residents have received their high school equivalency diploma through WCE. For more information, contact 5681044 or go to Sustaining support for WCE is provided by The Beveridge Family Foundation, the City of Westfield CDBG, the Westfield Athenaeum, Westfield Bank Future Fund, Easthampton Savings Bank, Kiwanis Club of Westfield, First Niagara Bank, Shurtleff Children’s Services, Western Mass Hospital, Berkshire Bank, and Babson Capital.

Scholarships available for high school seniors WESTERN MASS - Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts announces it will award a total of $50,000 to 25 local high school seniors this academic year through its scholarship program. Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, with funds available to eligible Hispanic applicants via the RMHC®/ HACER® (Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources) Scholarship and additional funds available to any student, regardless of race or ethnicity, via the RMHC® Scholars Scholarship. Scholarship applications are now available online at ( or by calling 1-855670-4787. Students can also see their guidance counselor for applications. The deadline for submitting an application for the 20132014 scholarship program is January 21, 2014. Eligibility requirements for RMHC Scholarships: 1.  Be eligible to enroll in and attend a twoor four-year college with a full course study. 2.  Reside in a participating area. Additional eligibility requirement RMHC/ HACER Scholarship: Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, financial need and community involvement. 

Westfield State to Offer Boating Safety Course WESTFIELD– The Division of Graduate and Continuing Education will be offering Boating Safety on Tuesday nights, February 4 to April 8, 2014, from 7:00 to 9:15 p.m. Taught by qualified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructor, Bob Madison, this course includes information on boat construction, life jackets, trailer handling, boat handling, the waterway marking system, reading buoys, day markers, lights, rules you must follow, inland boating, introduction to navigation, charts, chart tools boat motors, lines and knots, basic weather, and your boat radio. This course is suitable for beginners as well


as for serious boaters and satisfies all states requirements for licensing. A certificate will be issued after passing the final exam. This course is designed for adults, as well as for children as young as 7th grade. The required book ($35) will be available from the instructor on the first night of class. The cost of this course is $25 for community members. Registration will be accepted until the first night of class. For information and to register, contact Brandon Fredette at (413) 572-8033 or bfredette@westfield. or visit

Civil War Hit Parade SOUTHWICK - The Southwick Historical Society will host” Civil War Hit Parade” On Thursday, January 23, at 12:30 p.m. This special concert will feature historical stories and songs from the Civil War. Mr. Richard Spencer will be our guest presenter. Please note that the concert will be held at the Southwick Town Hall Auditorium at 434 College Hwy in Southwick. All are welcome to join us for this entertaining afternoon concert.

Chair Yoga for area seniors SOUTHWICK - A new series of chair yoga for seniors is being held on Fridays at 11 a.m. at the Southwick Senior Center for all area seniors. These classes help with mobility, stress reduction, improved breathing as well as strengthening and toning. Please call SSC at 413-569-5498 to register or contact the instructor at 413-569-0444 or visit for questions or concerns.

Yoga Classes MONTGOMERY - Grace Hall Memorial Library is sponsoring yoga classes at the Town Hall, 161 Main Road in Montgomery Wednesday evenings at 6:30. The mixedlevel class is taught by Kathy Niedzielski, CYT, of LifeDance Studios in Westfield, and is appropriate for most ability levels. The fee is $10 per class and students should bring their own mats. For more information contact the Library by phone at (413) 862-3894 or via Email at

AMVETS Post 96 of Russell is looking for new members RUSSELL - We are looking for veterans who are interested in helping out the community and of course other veterans. Last year we had a successful year as we marched in parades, putting on dinners, clover drives, and helping out families. You say what is the AMVETS? The AMVETS is a Veteran’s Service Organization dedicated to serving our fellow veterans and our communities. For more than 60 years, AMVETS has been a staunch advocate of providing American’s veterans with the benefits and services they’ve earned through honorable military service. Unlike other Veteran’s Service Organizations who restrict membership to service dates or theaters of operation, membership to AMVETS is open to ALL Honorably Discharged, and to those still serving in any service branch including Reserve and Guard Units, and also Merchant Marines. Check out for more info. You may also contact to join locally, or to set up a post in your community.

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


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AMR BUILDING & REMODELING. Sunrooms, decks, additions, bathrooms, window and door replacements and more. MA. Reg. #167264. Licensed and fully insured. Call Stuart Richter (413)297-5858.

C&N CARPENTRY. Suspended ceilings, home improvements and remodeling. Licensed and insured. Call TURCOTTE ELECTRIC. 30+ years (413)262-9314. experience. Electrical installations, emergency service work. Generac portable or whole house generator installations. HVAC controls and en- BRUNO ANTICO BUILDING REadditions, ergy saving green technology up- MODELING.Kitchens, decks, rec rooms, more. Prompt, regrades. Fully insured. All calls an- liable service, free estimates. Mass swered. Master’s Lic #A-18022. Registered #106263, licensed & in(413)214-4149. sured. Call Bruno, (413)562-9561.

Home Improvement DAVE DAVIDSON BATHROOM & KITCHEN REMODELING. “GET IT RIGHT THIS TIME” Complete Bath Renovations. Mass. License #072233, Mass. Registration #144831. CT. HIC. #0609568. Now serving CT. Insured. Quality Work on Time on Budget Since 1984. (413)569-9973.

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

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

House Painting COPPA HOME IMPROVEMENTS. Remodeling, home restoration, home repairs, finish basements, bath/kitchen trim/woodwork, siding/decks, windows/ doors. CSL 103574, HIC Reg.147782. Fully licensed and insured. Free estimates. Call Joe (413)454-8998.

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

TOM DISANTO Home Improvements The best choice for all interior and exterior building and remodeling. Specializing in the design and building of residential additions, since 1985. Kitchens, baths, siding, windows, decks, porches, sunrooms, garages. License #069144. MA Reg. #110710. FREE ESTIMATES, REFERENCES, FULLY INSURED. Call Tom (413)568-7036.

PAUL MAYNARD CONSTRUCTION. All your carpentry needs. Remodeling specialty. Additions, garages, decks, siding. Finish trim, window replacement. Kitchens designed by Prestige. (413)386-4606.

ALWAYS CALL FIRST!!! M&M SERVICES-20 Years serving the Westfield area. Painting, staining, house washing, interior/exterior. Wall coverings. Commercial/residential. Free estimates. Insured. References. Mass Reg. #121723. Call (413)568-9731. No job too small !! At SANTA FE PAINTING CO. We're your color specialists! Fall season is in full swing. Get all your exterior painting needs done now. Including painting and staining log homes. Call (413)230-8141

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

A NEW LOOK FOR FALL. Let Home Decor help. Interior painting and wallpapering, specializing in faux finishes. Servicing the area over 12 years. Call Kendra now for a free estimate and Snowplowing decorating advice. (413)564-0223, A.B.C. SNOWPLOWING. Westfield (413)626-8880. residential only. 15 years experience. Call Dave (413)568-6440. PROFESSIONAL PAINTING & WALLPAPERING. Quality workmanship at low, SNOWPLOWING / SNOWBLOWING. low prices. Interior/Exterior Painting & On time, reliable service. Average Staining, Wallpaper, Ceiling Repair & driveway, $40.00. Also specializing in Spray. Free Estimates. Call Steve at fall clean ups. Call (413)727-4787. (413)386-3293. SNOWPLOWING, SNOW BLOWING, SHOVELING. Call Accurate Lawn Landscaping/Lawn Care Services, (413)579-1639. ALL CALLS RETURNED! Fall cleanups, curb side leaf pickups, mow- Tree Service ing, aerating, overseeding, dethatching, mulch & trimming. Free estimates. Ask A BETTER OPTION - GRANFIELD TREE SERVICE. Tree Removal, Land for Mel (413)579-1407. Clearing, Excavating. Firewood, Log

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