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Serving Westfield, Southwick, and the surrounding Hilltowns THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014

Recording country songs since age 12, Gearing has spent a decade growing up in the music industry. She said the transition to more adult songs and a sexier image has been natural, partly because she leads a “pretty normal” life. “I graduated from college and I go to work every day and although my job is writing songs and singing so it’s pretty unique, it’s just normal for me,” said Gearing. Gearing said the Westfield performance is not part of a tour, but a special show for her hometown. “It’s so comforting to perform in Westfield – and New England,” she said. “Everyone welcomes me with open arms. It’s comforting to be around the people who have rooted for me since I was 8 years-old.” Gearing said she is looking forward to seeing family and friends and is excited to perform here. “The last time I was there, the Green wasn’t even done yet,” she said. “I’m

Ashley Gearing practices her music in the living room of her home in Westfield. Gearing who now resides in Nashville, grew up in Westfield, and will perform with fellow country artist David Fanning on Thursday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. on the Green in Westfield. The concert is part of the free summer concert series Music Fest Westfield. (File photo by Frederick Gore)

really excited about this.” Gearing is also excited to perform with Fanning, who is part of the same entertainment management group in See Gearing Concert, Page 3

House passes juvenile parole bill By Peter Francis very strong bill yesterday,” said Rep. John Velis Staff Writer (D-Westfield) this morning. “I think (these new sentences) BOSTON — A bill that would allow parole for juvefit much more in line with what society feels is more just, niles convicted of first-degree murder was approved by as opposed to the 15 years eligibility before parole.” the Massachusetts House yesterday. Velis cited the efforts of the Joint Judiciary Committee’s Under the measure, which passed on a 127-16 vote, Vice Chairman Christopher Markey (D-Dartmouth) as people convicted of first-degree murder for crimes that “absolutely huge.” occurred while they were between the ages of 14 and 18 The committee is currently without a chairman, as forcould be eligible for parole after serving 20 to 25 years in mer chair Eugene O’Flaherty, a Chelsea Democrat, prison. resigned from the House of Representatives earlier this For crimes that were deemed to involve deliberate year to become the corporation counsel for the City of premeditated malice or extreme atrocity or cruelty, the Boston. wait would be 25 to 30 years. Even without a chairman, Velis said that the committee First-degree murder carries an automatic sentence of understood the importance of this bill and acted swiftly. REP. JOHN life in prison without parole in Massachusetts, but the “We had the hearings for this bill last month. The disVELIS state’s highest court ruled last year that it was unconstitrict attorneys, police chiefs, and victims rights groups (D-Westfield) tutional to deny the possibility of parole to juveniles who came to us. Theres been a lot of back and forth, but we were convicted of murder. acted pretty quickly,” he said. “Ultimately those of us During yesterday’s vote, the House rejected who were pushing for a more hardline stance… we preRepublican-sponsored amendments that would have required vailed for the better. These are the most heinous, vicious, and brutal somewhat longer stays in prison before people would become eli- crimes there are.” gible for parole. Activists are opposed to the bill, which will now move to the House Speaker Robert DeLeo said the bill will help ensure public Senate. safety. Nancy Scannell of the Massachusetts Society for Prevention of “The House felt it was necessary to create a strong framework for Cruelty to Children said the bill undermines the court by “creating protecting our residents while accounting for the special circum- de facto life sentences” in part by “increasing the wait for a second stances associated with juvenile offenders,” the Winthrop Democrat hearing to 10 years.” said. I am grateful for the input from the many committed organiza“The (court) struck down juvenile life without parole based in tions, families and legislators who helped craft this fair and bal- large part on internationally accepted science which has proven that anced bill.” a child’s brain is different from an adult’s and is not fully developed “These are some of the most heinous, egregious and brutal crimes there are out there, so we needed to act and act fast. We passed a See Parole Bill, Page 3

Voc-Tech aviation project seeks support By Peter Francis Staff Writer WESTFIELD – On Monday, a group looking to restore the second hangar at Barnes Regional Airport went before the city of Westfield’s Historical Commission to gain support for the project. Renovating the hangar is of great interest to Westfield Vocational-Technical High School’s Aviation Advisory Board, which includes Barnes Regional Airport Manager Brian Barnes and Westfield VocationalTechnical Principal Stefan Czaporowski, as it would serve as the home for a proposed Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) maintenance program at Voc-Tech. “We’re seeking some funding from the community preservation commission to restore hangar two, which was built in 1939. It has fallen into disrepair and needs to be fixed,” said Barnes. He added the board is composed of over 20 city business and education leaders who are lobbying hard to make the maintenance program a reality. “I’m on the subcommittee for property, and we’re taking a look at that,” said Barnes, who feels the hangar can fill multiple roles.

“We can restore it historically, give it a tie to the past, and allow it to provide a function for the school. If we leave it like it is, it’s either going to be torn down or just sit the way it is till it deteriorates.” “We can’t go forward unless the historical commission deemed it a historical hangar, which they did,” he said. “Without their support, it would be hard to go to the preservation committee and say ‘this is a really good idea.’” Barnes described the commission as “very receptive, warm, and positive” about the group’s presentation. “I haven’t seen an official reply – they were going to write a letter and let us know – but I completely anticipate that they’re going to support us,” he said, adding that he’s preparing a presentation for the next preservation committee on July 10. Ken Dromgold, a corporate pilot for Bradley International Airport who has flown with Barnes in the past, has been selected to chair the board that is bringing the A&P program to Westfield Voc-Tech. “We’re hoping to introduce it (A&P) into the curriculum, and then there would be a lot more added to it. The idea is when a student

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Gearing to perform hometown concert By Hope E. Tremblay Staff Writer WESTFIELD – Country singing sensation Ashley Gearing is heading home this summer. Gearing, who grew up in Westfield, will perform with fellow country artist David Fanning on Thursday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. on the Green in Westfield. The concert is part of the free summer concert series Music Fest Westfield. Gearing is well-known as western Massachusetts’ country sweetheart, but now she is all grown-up. She is getting ready to release her next album, which reflects her life as an adult. “This will be my first major album,” said Gearing. “I’m being really particular about it because now that I’m 23, I guess this is my coming-of-age album.” Gearing said people here see her as that young girl who got her start locally, but she now lives in Nashville and has been writing and recording practically around the clock to get her album ready.

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graduates, they’ll have their A&P licensing,” Dromgold said. “We’ve got some extremely talented folks on this board, with Brian (Barnes), Joe Mitchell (City Advancement Director), Sean Peterson from Embraer (Executive Jet Services), and Fran Ahern from GulfStream, among others.” Dromgold said the board has subdivided into finance, real estate, and technical committees, handling the project’s fundraising, building, and curriculum needs. “The real estate side is moving along at a lightning pace, finance and technical are doing the same,” he said, adding that the board is now searching for a consultant to ‘take charge, embrace it, and run with it.’ “We had our initial meeting with the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) about 10 days ago. We’re having another one on the 24th and one shortly thereafter.” Dromgold said that, as these meetings proceed, there are certain goals and steps which will need to be met, but that the project’s Principal Operations and Maintenance Inspector Jim Edwards has been ‘a guiding light’ for the board thus far. See Support, Page 3

By Dan Moriarty Staff Writer WESTFIELD – The City Council members meeting as a Committee of the Whole found a way to cut Mayor Daniel M. Knapik’s proposed budget and yet maintain the integrity of departmental operations. The councilors reviewed the budget with a specific goal, to lower a tax rate increase well below the 2 ½ percent allowed by state law, but they wanted a package that will not force layoffs or cuts in city services. The Councilors started with approval of a $500 cut in their own little used in-state travel line item, then quickly rejected three cuts of $5,000, $5,000 and $3,000 to line items in the mayor’s BRIAN P. Christopher office. SULLIVAN M. Crean The Council did vote to approve a $326,167 cut in the Purchasing Department, money for the first year of a five-year contract with Siemens, the energy consultant which recently completed a $23 million upgrade to the energy systems in school and municipal buildings. Those upgrades involved 1,500 pieces of major equipment in 23 facilities under the city’s energy management program. The council members object to that funding because the maintenance contract was not publishedas a separate, and competitive, bid and was included in the original contract awarded to Siemens. The cost of the contract will increase to $340,000 next year and continue to escalate over the fiveyear term. That cut was approved by a 10-2 vote. Ward 6 Councilor Christopher Crean argued against that cut. “We’ve invested millions of dollars in our school and municipal buildings,” he said. “One of the problems for years has been the lack of maintenance.” At-large Council James R. Adams said that there is a proposal to create an in-house facilities and grounds maintenance department now under consideration by the council’s See Cuts, Page 3

Council slashes budget with tax levy in mind By Dan Moriarty Staff Writer WESTFIELD – The City Council members reviewed the budget with the goal of lowering the tax levy in November without having to use free cash or new tax revenue to prop up the tax rate. Mayor Daniel M. Knapik has proposed a 2015 fiscal year budget that relies on both new tax revenue and the use of free cash. Knapik’s budget package uses an estimated $340,000 in revenue from two new local taxes, that the Council has yet to approve, on meals and hotel rooms, and $2,140,000 from the city’s free cash account, to balance his budMAYOR get. The council members, attending a DANIEL M. 4.5 hour marathon Committee of the KNAPIK Whole session, cut $3,711,439, with the expectation that much of that spending will be added back into the budget during the course of the 2015 fiscal year which begins July 1. The largest budget cut approved by the council members on a 10-2 vote was to slash $3,232,772, roughly 25 percent or three months premium payments, from the city’s Health Insurance line item. At-Large Councilors Dan Allie and David Flaherty presented arguments to support that vote. Allie argued that between the $2.4 million now in free cash, $4.2 million in stabilization, $4.18 million in a bond rebate of which $3.5 million becomes available to the general fund on July 1, he estimates that between $10.5 and $12.5 will be available at the end of the current fiscal year on June 30 to replenish departmental line items later in the year. See Budget, Page 3

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WESTFIELD - On Saturday, June 21, the Westfield River Watershed Association will sponsor a scenic, mostly flat-water, six-mile paddle from the new Great River Bridge in Westfield to Robinson State Park in Agawam. Participants should bring their own canoe or kayak, paddles and personal safety devices, as well as sunscreen and drinking water. For those used to seeing the river only in glimpses from the road, the canoe cruise offers a new, close-up view of the waterway.  Organizers recommend that participants be experienced paddlers, given that river conditions may be unpredictable.  Children under 18 must be supervised by a parent or guardian. Children under 14 must paddle in the same boat as an adult. An admission fee of $10.00 per person and $25.00 per family will help cover refreshments, shuttle service and insurance.  Registration is from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the municipal parking lot off Meadow Street near the Great River Bridge in Westfield.  Participants will register, unload boats and gear, drive their vehicles to Robinson State Park and return to the launch area by shuttle.  Staggered departures will begin at 11:00 a.m.  For more information about the Canoe and Kayak Cruise, visit or call Fran S. at 413-562-4998.

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Mass. priest baffled by vestment theft GARDNER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts priest says he’s baffled by a theft from his church in which the only things taken were priestly vestments and other nearly valueless items. WBZ-TV ( ) reports that no money, no religious artifacts, and nothing of major value was taken in the theft from St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Gardner. Police arrested three 22-year-old city men after someone reported seeing someone wearing the vestments inside an abandoned building. They’re charged with receiving stolen property, and breaking and entering. The Rev. Thomas Tokarz says he forgives the men, but still wants to know why they took what they did. Police say they have a motive, but are not making it public until they finish the investigation. They do say the motive was not anti-religious. The church’s property has been returned.

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TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Thursday, June 19, the 170th day of 2014. There are 195 days left in the year.


n June 19, 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved by the U.S. Senate, 73-27, after surviving a lengthy filibuster. Hours later, a twin-engine plane carrying Sens. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., and Birch Bayh, D-Ind., crashed near Springfield, Massachusetts. Kennedy was seriously injured, Bayh and his wife, Marvella, less so, but two people, including the pilot, were killed.

On this date: In 1764, Jose Gervasio Artigas, considered the father of Uruguayan independence, was born in Montevideo.

In 1953, Julius Rosenberg, 35, and his wife, Ethel, 37, convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviet Union, were executed at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York. In 1964, a groundbreaking ceremony took place in Concord, California, for the Bay Area Rapid Transit system, with President Lyndon B. Johnson presiding. In 1972, Hurricane Agnes, blamed for at least 122 deaths, made landfall over the Florida Panhandle.

In 1864, during the Civil War, the Confederate sloop-ofwar CSS Alabama was sunk by the USS Kearsarge (also a sloop-of-war) off Cherbourg, France.

In 1986, University of Maryland basketball star Len Bias, the first draft pick of the Boston Celtics, suffered a fatal cocaine-induced seizure. Artificial heart recipient Murray P. Haydon died in Louisville, Kentucky, after 16 months on the manmade pump.

In 1865, Union troops commanded by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War was over, and that all remaining slaves in Texas were free, an event celebrated to this day as “Juneteenth.”

In 1999, author Stephen King was seriously injured when he was struck by a van driven by Bryan Smith in North Lovell, Maine. Britain’s Prince Edward married commoner Sophie Rhys-Jones (rees johnz) in Windsor, England.

In 1910, the first-ever Father’s Day was celebrated in Spokane, Wash. (The idea for the observance is credited to Sonora Louise Smart Dodd.) In 1934, the Federal Communications Commission was created; it replaced the Federal Radio Commission. In 1938, four dozen people were killed when a railroad bridge in Montana collapsed, sending a train known as the Olympian hurtling into Custer Creek. In 1944, during World War II, the two-day Battle of the Philippine Sea began, resulting in a decisive victory for the Americans over the Japanese.

Ten years ago:

The U.S. military stepped up its campaign against militant leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, launching an airstrike that pulverized a suspected hideout in Fallujah. President George W. Bush told Americans in his weekly radio address that the economy was growing stronger and more jobs were being created despite Democrats’ claim he’d presided over a downturn for the country.

Five years ago:

New York Times reporter David S. Rohde (rohd) and Afghan reporter Tahir Ludin escaped from militant captors after more than seven months in captivity in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford was

indicted and jailed on charges his international banking empire was really just a Ponzi scheme built on lies, bluster and bribery. (Stanford was sentenced to 110 years in prison after being convicted of bilking investors in a $7.2 billion scheme that involved the sale of fraudulent certificates of deposits.)

One year ago:

Afghan President Hamid Karzai suspended talks with the United States on a new security deal to protest the way his government was left out of initial peace negotiations with the Taliban. President Barack Obama, speaking in front of Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, pledged to cut deployed U.S. nuclear weapons by one-third if Cold War foe Russia did the same. Actor James Gandolfini, 51, died while vacationing in Rome. Country singer Slim Whitman, 90, died in Orange Park, Florida.

Today’s Birthdays:

Pop singer Tommy DeVito (The Four Seasons) is 86. Actress Gena (JEH’-nuh) Rowlands is 84. Hall of Fame race car driver Shirley Muldowney is 74. Singer Spanky McFarlane (Spanky and Our Gang) is 72. Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi (soo chee) is 69. Author Salman Rushdie is 67. Actress Phylicia Rashad is 66. Rock singer Ann Wilson (Heart) is 64. Musician Larry Dunn is 61. Actress Kathleen Turner is 60. Country singer Doug Stone is 58. Singer Mark DeBarge is 55. Singerdancer Paula Abdul is 52. Actor Andy Lauer is 51. Rock singer-musician Brian Vander Ark (Verve Pipe) is 50. Actress Mia Sara is 47. Rock musician Brian “Head” Welch is 44. Actor Jean Dujardin is 42. Actress Robin Tunney is 42. Actor Bumper Robinson is 40. Actress Poppy Montgomery is 39. Alt-country singer-musician Scott Avett (AY’-veht) (The Avett Brothers) is 38. Actor Ryan Hurst is 38. Actress Zoe Saldana is 36. Actress Lauren Lee Smith is 34. Rapper Macklemore (Macklemore and Ryan Lewis) is 31. Actor Paul Dano is 30.



Country club to host charity event By Robby Veronesi WNG Intern WESTFIELD – As the hot and humid summer weather approaches the Pioneer Valley, the action at local links around the Whip City is also beginning to heat up. The final weekend in June is no exception. The final Friday of the month marks the 18th year of the Bob Andras Junior and Senior Golf Tournament. After a battle fighting Leukemia, Andras, a former starting pitcher for the Westfield High School baseball team passed away last October. An avid golfer, Andras founded his namesake tournament, which has been dedicated to him since his death. This year’s edition will be at East Mountain Country Club in Westfield, with proceeds benefiting the Cancer House of Hope. The shotgun start will be at 10 a.m. with each team costing $340 and each individual costing $85. Admission costs includes a round of golf, cart access, lunch, team prizes and a buffet dinner courtesy of East Mountain Country Club. For more information or to register for the event, be sure to call EMCC at 413-568-1539 or 413-575-0793.

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Budget Continued from Page 1 “We will have $10.5 million in December for health insurance, in the meantime the mayor will have nine months to work on this budget and he could still make the monthly premium payments,” Allie said. “Let’s put the ball in the mayor’s court to find a way to put the money back.” Flaherty said the council needs to take a lesson from Knapik’s budgeting practices. “During the whole budget review departments have been telling us that the mayor reduced or zeroed out line items and that they will be coming back to us looking for free cash appropriations,” Flaherty said. “It’s a shell game.” “So let’s play the same game as the mayor to help the city’s taxpayers,” Flaherty said. Mary O’Connell said her goal is to make as little an increase in

property taxes, the city’s primary source of revenue because of chronic cuts in the levels of state aid, as possible when the council votes in November to set the tax levy. “I really like that suggestion,” O’Connell said following Allie’s presentation. “If this gets us to a lower (tax) increase, let’s roll on it. “We know we can’t deal with cutting or lowering the tax rate in November,” O’Connell said. “This is the time to do that. “We’re trying to maintain some control over the tax levy. Flaherty said the $3.709 million cut “gives us the ultimate flexibility when we set the tax levy.” Flaherty said that cut will enable the City Council to approve a tax rate increase of a half of a percent, rather than the 2 ½ percent required by Knapik’s budget.

Legislative & Ordinance Committee to “take over” those maintenance duties. The next proposed cut of $10,000 in the Law Department’s purchases of services was also rejected by a 10-2 vote. At-large Councilor Brian Sullivan said that Knapik had already cut that line item by $45,000, while At-large Councilor David A. Flaherty argued that the money is for an attorney outside the office who litigates cases for the city and who “is doing a great job.” The next proposed cut, also in the Law Department was also rejected by a 9-3 vote. The rejected motion was to cut $18,000 from the department’s judgment account, leaving that funding at $20,000. The next motion, to cut $75,000 from the Technology Centers capital equipment account was withdrawn without a vote after further discussion of why that $125,00 line item will be used. The primary cost center is new software and licensing fees for program to protect the city’s computer system. The next motion to cut $180,000 from the Community Preservation Committees capital account was withdrawn after a discussion of how that funding is raised and expended. The councilors did cut $10,000, on a 9-3 vote, from the Westfield Redevelopment Authority account, reducing that funding level to zero. Flaherty, who made the motion, said the Mayor had reduced the line item by $490,000, leaving the $10,000 which “is so trivial that it’s useless’ and suggested that City Advancement Officer Joseph Mitchell come back before the council for a larger appropriation. The next motion to cut $19,000 from the Police Department’s purchase of services, which includes fuel, was rejected on a voice vote after a heated debate. The councilors did vote to cut $81,177 from the Fire Department ambulance salary account, rejecting a proposal to create another Deputy Chief’s position for the emergency medical services (EMS) division. That cut had no impact on the tax levy since it is a revenue generating account and the cut simply drops into the ambulance undesignated account. The councilors rejected a similar cut from the ambulance fund full-time hourly account. The motion was rejected 5-7 in the first roll call of the evening. That money will be used to hire three additional EMS paramedics/firefighters to bring each of the department four groups up to a full complement of 18 people. The next motion was to cut $500,000 from the school budget, a cut that was then modified to $412,000, and approved by a 7-5 vote, then unapproved on a reconsideration vote which ended 6-6 meaning that the cut failed. Several councilors said they intend to bring it out again tonight when the council votes on the budgets as amended last night. The councilors approved other cuts, of $200,000 in the transfer station account; $10,000 in the Engineering Department construction account,; $E10,000 in the Public Works Department stormwater construction account; and $31,000 in the stormwater salary account. The biggest cut was $3,232,772 from the health insurance premium account to achieve the goal of reducing a tax levy increase to a half of one percent.

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Continued from Page 1 Nashville. “He’s part of the family,” she said. until his mid-twenties,” Scannell said. “The court called for juveniles to have a meaningful chance at earning parole as a Fanning is a performer, whose first single, ‘Drink You Away,’ result. This legislation is not in keeping with that intent.” Relatives of several murder victims attended the Statehouse hearing last month in support of a bill that would have required has set the country world on fire. The song was originally written and recorded by Justin Timberlake, “Drink You Away” is a significantly longer period, 35 years, before parole could be granted. The state’s parole board has already begun hearings for some of the 63 prisoners serving life without parole in Massachusetts Fanning’s interpretation of what the pop superstar would sound like had he recorded in Nashville. Timberlake has praised under a juvenile sentencing law that carried a mandatory life sentence for first-degree murder. This month, the board approved parole for Frederick Christian, who has been imprisoned since age 17 for his role in a Fanning’s version, his musical arrangement and his voice. As the guiding force behind the hot Nashville production team deadly robbery in 1994. NV Entertainment, Fanning has had a successful career as a In its ruling, the Parole Board cited Christian’s age at the time of the crime, his clean prison record and his testimony at a producer. He has overseen three number-one hits by Thompson hearing last week. Christian, now 37, told the board he had completed rehabilitation programs in prison, had earned his high Square and Parmalee, and worked to ready newer acts, like school equivalency degree and become a devoted Muslim. Christian was convicted in a robbery in which two people were killed and a third was wounded. Another man fired the gun. guitar-slinger Lindsay Ell, for the big time. Taking what he has learned behind the console, Fanning has The surviving robbery victim called Christian “a stone-cold killer” and testified he feared for his safety if Christian were crafted his own brand of country music, which has a distincreleased. tively modern sound. Indeed, he has been called the “Ryan Tedder of country,” in reference to the popular frontman of the pop rock group, OneRepublic. For more information on Music Fest Westfield, visit www. Continued from Page 1 Upcoming concerts include Natalie “It’s up to us to step up to the plate, get a consultant on board, Czaporowski said he envisions a program which will be able to Stovall and her band, The Drive, together with The Lost Trailers and get the program going,” he said. connect with Westfield State University’s Aviation Management on July 24, and Mystery Tour, a popular Beatles tribute band, “Brian Barnes and I looked at hangar two initially and it looked concentration. Aug. 21. like it might be a lot of work to get it up to speed,” Mitchell said. “We’re looking at if kids go into our program and they want to go “But through the pursuits of Don Nicoletti (of the city’s Airport into the management side of aviation, they would get right into Commission) bringing it before the historical commission, and Westfield State.” he said. “We’re just trying to make good, positive next to the CPC, they’re going to apply for a grant and there may conenctions that will have positive impact on the city.” be some funds there.” The grant would go towards fixing up the exterior of the buildTHURSDAY, JUNE 19 ing, namely the roof, windows and doors, which Mitchell said would go a long way towards achieving the board’s lofty goal. GRANVILLE “If we get it started from there, then maybe we can make up the Library Trustees at 7 pm rest and make it a viable place for the shop,” he said. “It’s a very large hangar and there would be plenty of room for the students and other aircraft projects.” BLANDFORD Czaporowski is ecstatic about the speed with which the project Library Trustees Meeting is progressing. at 7:30 pm “The FAA has approved our preapplication statement of intent to operate this Part 147 maintenance and technical school, and WESTFIELD could you ask for a better shop than at the airport?” he said, adding Legislative & Ordinance at 5:30 pm that he doesn’t know much the project will cost at this time. “We Special City Council don’t have an exact dollar figure yet, but we’ll have a proposal for Meeting at 6 pm CPC on the 10th for renovations.” City Council at 7 pm “We’re going to need to build classroom space based on what the FAA tells us. We’re open-minded to using our own kids if SOUTHWICK necessary, but this is pretty exciting stuff and we’re pretty pumped about it,” he said. “There’s a void in this industry. They need workBoard of Health at 7 pm ers in it. We’re hearing that from our business partners, and if we Economic Development at 7 pm can create employees for them, you can’t ask for anything more. Cultural Council at 7 pm These are good paying jobs.” Continued from Page 1


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Senate to Biden: We want Clinton By Manu Raju This is Joe Biden’s reality after nearly four decades in the Senate, countless fundraisers for his party and endless ego-massaging of his colleagues: Not a single Democratic senator, including the two from his home state, are publicly urging him to run for president. And this is Hillary Clinton’s lot: A majority of current Democratic senators are calling on her to run in 2016, years before the election and months before she’s expected to even make up her mind whether to seek the White House again. That despite the fact that her eight years in the Senate ended with more than a dozen colleagues spurning her presidential campaign in favor of a younger upstart senator from Illinois. Such deep support for a potential candidate this early on, practically unheard of in presidential politics, reflects the deep hold Clinton has over her party and the sense among senators that there are no other viable options to keep the presidency in Democratic hands. But the fact that senators with whom he worked alongside for decades wouldn’t at least stay on the sidelines so long before the election — as Biden is openly flirting with a run in 2016 — is also a personal and political repudiation of the vice president. Under the traditional rules of politics, Biden could presumably count on at least some of his fellow Senate Democrats. He spent more than three decades as a Delaware senator, raising big bucks for his Senate colleagues, teaming up on legislation and yukking it up in countless private lunches and dinners. But those friendships only go so far. Interviews with influential senators, Democratic leaders and senior aides show Clinton is the runaway choice of the 55-member Senate Democratic Caucus for 2016. Even the two Delaware senators hedged when asked whether they wanted Biden to run. Another old friend of Biden, Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, said in an interview that she recently reached out to the vice president to let him know she was backing Clinton. “I think the vice president is terrific, but I think it’s Hillary’s time,” Stabenow said. Asked how Biden responded, Stabenow added: “He respects my decision.” The decision to jump behind Clinton so early is part cold political calculation, part private frustration that lawmakers have with President Barack Obama. Most Democratic senators believe Clinton is the party’s best — perhaps only — hope of holding the White House. But Biden also seems to be saddled with a growing weariness in Senate Democratic circles with his boss. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), a close ally of the White House, said the prospect of Biden running in 2016 “of course” crossed his mind when he threw his support behind Clinton recently. “I think the world of Joe Biden; he’s done a great job as senator and vice president,” said Durbin, who headlined a Chicago fundraiser earlier this month for the pro-Clinton super PAC, Ready for Hillary. “I think it’s Hillary’s moment.” Biden aides declined to comment. People close to the vice president say he isn’t letting the Clinton bandwagon affect his time frame. But some concede that watching the parade of endorsements has stung at times. The early show of support for Clinton carries its own political risks. If she were to forgo a run, Biden — or other possible candidates like Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley or former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer — would be seen as the party’s second or third choice in 2016. Moreover, Clinton has her own political baggage, from the scandals of her husband’s administration to the Benghazi attacks on her watch as secretary of state. Clinton’s performance since 2008 — when many Democratic senators, ready for a new face, opted for Obama instead of her for president — has vastly improved her standing in the Senate. It helps, of course, that they think she can win. “I think there’s a strong view in our caucus that Hillary would be a very, very strong, formidable candidate and president,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said when asked about Biden and Clinton. Schumer announced his support for Clinton in November. Some Senate Democrats, such as Majority Leader Harry Reid — who said recently, “I love the Clintons” — have suggested an openness to seeing a Democratic primary in 2016. But it’s unclear whether that would happen. While close friends of the vice president say he wants to run for president, he is widely seen as unlikely to challenge Clinton should she take the plunge in 2016. But if he did seek to run against Clinton in a primary, it’s clear he’d have to mount an insurgent campaign against the party establishment — a remarkable turn considering Biden has spent his career in Washington and loyally served under Obama for two terms. Clinton has her own friendships in the Senate as well. But Biden’s history in the body is much deeper — he served for 36 years, serving as chairman and top Democrat of both the Judiciary and Foreign Relations committees.

Redskins stripped of trademarks By Jonathan Topaz and Lucy McCalmont In a major blow to the Washington Redskins, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday canceled six federal trademarks of the team name because it was found to be “disparaging” to Native Americans. “We decide, based on the evidence properly before us, that these registrations must be cancelled because they were disparaging to Native Americans at the respective times they were registered,” the Patent Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board wrote in a 2-1 decision. The Redskins’ team name has become a divisive political issue over the past few years, with even President Barack Obama saying the club should consider changing it. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Democrats also have pressed owner Dan Snyder to change the name. On the other side, conservatives have either defended keeping the name, arguing that it isn’t a slur, or been silent on the uproar. The trademark attorney for the Redskins, Bob Raskopf, downplayed the ruling and vowed the team will win an ensuing appeal. “We’ve seen this story before. And just like last time, today’s ruling will have no effect at all on the team’s ownership of and right to use the Redskins name and logo,” he said in a statement, citing rulings in 1999 and 2003. “We are confident we will prevail once again, and that the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s divided ruling will be overturned on appeal.” Reid lauded the trademark decision on the Senate floor Wednesday, saying it reinforces the push for the Redskins to change the name. Reid called the name a “sad reminder” of the bigotry Native Americans have faced and said the issue “is extremely important to Native Americans all across the country.” “Daniel Snyder may be the last person in the world to realize this, but it’s just a matter of time until he is forced to do the right thing and change the name,” he said. “The writing is on the wall,” Reid added. “It’s on the wall in giant, blinking, neon lights.” The majority leader also praised the work of Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), the former Senate Indian Affairs Committee Chairwoman who has been a major leader on the issue. She spoke on the Senate floor to hail the “landmark decision.” “This is not the end of this case, but this is a landmark decision by the Patent Office that says that the NFL team here in Washington, D.C., does not have a patentable name, and that this is an offensive term not patentable by the Patent Office,” she said. Senate Indian Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.) also hailed the ruling, saying on Twitter: “This decision is a step forward for Indian Country & for all Americans who champion tolerance.” Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), a vocal critic of the team name, slammed Snyder for trying to have the decision overturned. “I don’t know how many times he needs to be told that the name is disparaging. I understand he says he’s going to appeal. Shame on him,” she said in an interview. “I mean, does he like losing?” Norton had co-sponsored a bill last year to amend the 1946 Lanham Act, the law that prohibits the registration of trademarks that disparage any group. Her legislation would include “redskins” as a disparaging term if it is contained in a trademark with connotations to the Native American community. A National Football League spokesperson said the league would not be issuing a separate statement from the team. Five Native Americans in 2006 brought the petition Blackhorse v. Pro Football, Inc., aimed at stripping the team’s half-dozen

trademark registrations for the term “Redskins.” “I hope this ruling brings us a step closer to that inevitable day when the name of the Washington football team will be changed,” said plaintiff Amanda Blackhorse. “The team’s name is racist and derogatory.” Critics of the name who had turned to the trademark office note that the ruling does not stop the organization from continuing to use the term. But it could potentially devalue it because anyone would be able to use the unprotected name, meaning that companies not affiliated with the team could, for instance, print and sell T-shirts, posters and whatever other products they wanted without having to share any revenues with the Redskins’ owner. Under the trademark office’s decision, the NFL also will lose several benefits of federal registration of the trademark, including the use of the federal registration symbol. “The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board agreed with our clients that the team’s name and trademarks disparage Native Americans,” said Jesse Witten, lead attorney for the Native Americans. “The Board ruled that the Trademark Office should never have registered these trademarks in the first place.” In his dissent, Judge Marc Bergsman said the Native Americans hadn’t proved their case. “By this dissent, I am not suggesting that the term ‘redskins’ was not disparaging in 1967, 1974, 1978, and 1990 (the registration dates at issue). Rather, my conclusion is that the evidence petitioners put forth fails to show that it was,” Bergsman’s dissent read. The Redskins can appeal the decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., or file a civil action in District Court. The trademark office faced a similar case brought against the team in the 1990s, when, despite ruling in favor of that Native American group several years later, the board’s decision was eventually thrown out in court on an appeal. The Oneida Indian Nation and the National Congress of American Indians, two groups that have led the campaign to change the team’s name, released a statement applauding the ruling. “The U.S. Patent Office has now restated the obvious truth that Native Americans, civil rights leaders, athletes, religious groups, state legislative bodies, members of Congress and the president have all echoed: taxpayer resources cannot be used to help private companies profit off the promotion of dictionary defined racial slurs,” Oneida leader Ray Halbritter and NCAI Executive Director Jackie Pata said in a joint statement. In May, 50 senators — 48 Democrats and two independents — wrote NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell urging him to change the name. “The N.F.L. can no longer ignore this and perpetuate the use of this name as anything but what it is: a racial slur,” the letter read. The letter, spearheaded by Cantwell, was not circulated among Republicans. The NFL shot down the letter later that day, saying the team wants to portray a “strong, positive and respectful image” with the name. Obama also weighed in on the name last October, saying he would consider changing it. “If I were the owner of the team and I knew that there was a name of my team — even if it had a storied history — that was offending a sizable group of people, I’d think about changing it,” he said. ——— Josh Gerstein contributed to this report.

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After uproar, St. Louis paper drops Will column By Kendall Breitman The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has dropped columnist George Will and told readers that his provocative column on sexual assault on college campuses was a factor in the decision. “The change has been under consideration for several months, but a column published June 5, in which Mr. Will suggested that sexual assault victims on college campuses enjoy a privileged status, made the decision easier,” the editor’s note read. “The column was offensive and inaccurate; we apologize for publishing it.” The newspaper also used the note to announce that it will be replacing Will’s spot with Michael Gerson, a Washington Post columnist and former speechwriter and top aide to former President George W. Bush.

“We have heard from both conservative and liberal readers asking for new conservative voices,” the note said. “We believe Mr. Gerson’s addition to our op-ed page will be a refreshing and revitalizing change.” Will’s column caused an uproar with its reference to the “supposed campus epidemic of rape, a.k.a. ‘sexual assault’” and that universities “make victimhood a coveted status” that “confers privileges.” Groups such as The National Organization for Women slammed the columnist for his opinions and a hashtag, #SurvivorPrivilege, began as a result where people would tweet sarcastically on privileges they were given for experiencing sexual assault. The Washington Post defended Will, calling his column “well within bounds of legitimate debate.”

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Police Logs WESTFIELD Emergency Response and Crime Report Monday, June 16, 2014 9:10 a.m.: assist other agency, Feeding Hills Road, a Department of Youth Services worker requests assistance executing an outstanding warrant, the responding officer reports Lilliya G. Salem, 33, of 29 Sutton Place, Agawam, was arrested on the warrant; 9:26 a.m.: identity fraud, a resident reports via the online reporting option that he was defrauded, the man wrote that his phone service was compromised so that calls were forwarded to another number and, when merchants queried fraudulent use of his credit card, the calls were thus diverted to somebody who approved the charges, the complainant reports about $16,000 was fraudulently charged to his credit card; 10:12 a.m.: arrest, Main Street, a detective reports an offduty officer advised him that the subject of outstanding warrants was seen boarding a bus, the detective reports Joseph E. LaPlante, 30, of no fixed address in Westfield, was arrested on seven warrants issued by the Westfield, Holyoke and Westborough district courts in 2013 and 2014; 4:08 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, Franklin Street, a patrol officer reports a motorist, Louis H. Calabrese, 53, of 603 Cooper St., Agawam, was arrested for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, his vehicle was towed to the police impound yard; 5:51 p.m.: larceny, Rachael Terrace, a resident came to the station to report the theft of his motorcycle’s registration plate, the responding officer reports the complainant said he does not know when or where the plate was stolen; 6:08 p.m.: disturbance, Main Street, a caller reports he observed a male party grab the head of a female party and throw her to the ground, the responding officer reports that the woman was found but said that she had been assaulted by a man who was not there, the woman said that the man had thrown a rock and then a lit cigarette at her, had pulled her to the ground and tried to hold her down and had tried to take her cellphone, the officer reports the woman spoke with the suspect by phone and learned his was in the Union Street area, the suspect was found there, Earl M. Bunnell, 55, of 101 Abbott St., Springfield, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery in a domestic relationship and unarmed robbery; 7:40 p.m.: disturbance, Washington Street, a caller reports she has barricaded herself in a bathroom because her boyfriend punched and kicked her, the responding officer reports that during an altercation her live-in boyfriend grabbed her head and kicked and punched her, the officer noted minor injuries consistent with her account, Brian M. Alger, 27, of 28 Washington St., was arrested for assault and battery in a domestic relationship; 8:07 p.m.: traffic complaint, Dry Bridge Road at Holyoke Road, a caller reports a tree branch is hanging over the roadway at windshield height, the responding officer reports the limb is too big for him to move, the DPW was advised that action is needed ASAP as the branch is impeding traffic; 9:43 p.m.: annoying phone calls, King Place, a resident came to the station to reports a known woman has threatened to kill her, the responding officer reports the suspect was not immediately positively identified; Tuesday, June 17, 2014 12:10 a.m.: motor vehicle violation, East Mountain Road at Springfield Road, a patrol officer requests a tow for a vehicle found to be uninsured and unregistered and operated by a person with a suspended license, Melissa R. Cegielski, 33, of 98 Norfolk St., Springfield was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and operating an unregistered vehicle, a relative of the woman declined to post bail for the woman but wanted to know where her children were, a Springfield detective reports he gained entry to the woman’s house and will stay with her eight and 11-year-old children until a relative arrives; 1:10 a.m.: motor vehicle violation, Old County Road at North Road, a patrol officer reports he observed an infraction at the intersection of East Mountain and Springfield roads and stopped the commercial delivery vehicle, the van was found to be unregistered and was towed to the police impound yard, the two occupants were provided a courtesy transport to a downtown gas station and the owner of the delivery company responded to the station to remove the inventory from the van; 3:41 a.m.: incapacitated person, East Main Street, a caller from a gas station reports that he is unable to rouse a person who is apparently passed out in a vehicle, the responding officer reports the man was placed in protective custody and the vehicle was towed to the police impound yard; 7:15 a.m.: officer wanted, Servistar Industrial Way, a school bus dispatcher reports that buses are stopped at a railroad crossing and motorists are agitated, the responding officer reports the gate and lights at the crossing have been activated although there is no train in evidence and the buses, in accordance with company policy, will not cross the tracks, the Pioneer Valley Railroad was notified and the buses crossed the tracks under the direction of an officer; 7:32 a.m.: larceny, Orange Street, a resident came to the station to complain that a strongbox was stolen from his residence, the man called subsequently and said that the box had not been stolen but had been moved by his roommate without his knowledge and consent; 11:58 a.m.: jaywalking, Franklin Street at Maple Street, a special detail officer reports that a pedestrian bypassed a crosswalk and then crossed the street in an unsafe location, a city ordinance violation citation was issued, the officer reports seven additional citations were issued for similar offenses while he was working the special detail, one motorist was cited for failing to stop for a pedestrian and one bicyclist was cited for riding a bicycle on the Elm Street sidewalk; 12:24 p.m.: soliciting, Elm Street at Main Street, a caller reports two men with bright pink backpacks are attempting to sell items in their backpacks, the responding officer reports that the two men were attempting to sell cosmetics and were advised of the complaint, the men agreed to cease their solicitations; 1:37 p.m.: assault, George Street, a caller from a supervised living program reports she was assaulted by a client, the responding officer reports a staffer said that when she refused to give a client her cell phone to call police the client pushed her with both hands causing her to fall backward, the staffer asked that the woman be arrested and the officer informed her that police cannot make an arrest for an assault they did not witness, a criminal complaint was filed; 2:30 p.m.: larceny, Barnes Municipal Airport, 110 Airport Road, the airport facilities manager reports a chain saw was stolen, the responding officer reports that the complainant said that the saw was last seen in the snow removal shed and said that he suspects it was taken by a worker, the man said that he surveyed the staff but all deny borrowing or otherwise removing the saw, the case was referred to the Detective Bureau; 3:47 p.m.: assault, North Elm Street, a caller reports he came home to find an uninvited friend waiting for him and an argu-

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ment developed which devolved to a physical altercation when the other man punched him, the responding officer reports that his investigation revealed that the suspect had arrived at his friend’s house and when his friend’s 72-year-old relative answered the door he pushed her aside and entered before he was immediately asked to leave, the man waited outside and assaulted his friend when he returned, the victim said that his glasses were broken in the assault and he dropped his phone which he saw in the hand of the suspect before he lost track of it in the tumult, the phone was later found smashed outside the residence, David T. Santiago, 22, of 26 Sackett St., was arrested of two counts of assault and battery and a charge of vandalism; 3:59 p.m.: assault, Westfield Middle School South, a resident and her daughter came to the station to complain that the girl was assaulted at school, the responding officer reports the girl said that she has been arguing with a classmate for the past few weeks and during field day activities another girl held her arm while the first girl punched her; 5:55 p.m.: larceny, Clifton Street, a resident came to the station to complain that his former girlfriend has stolen his cell phone, the responding officer reports the woman said that the man had broken her cell phone so she took his until he replaces her phone, the officer reports no charges were filed; 6:07 p.m.: liquor law violation, rail trail, the community policing supervisor reports he encountered a liquor law violation on the rail trail, the officer reports the male party discarded his alcohol and was sent on his way; 6:49 p.m.: larceny, East Silver Street, a resident came to the station to report two of her propane tanks were stolen, the responding officer reports the woman said that she did not know exactly when the tanks were removed from her yard; 9:28 p.m.: burning complaint, Bush Street, a caller reports smoke from a neighbor’s bonfire is disturbing her peace, the responding fire captain reports he advised the resident to extinguish the fire.

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Obituaries Walter J. Rapacki SOUTHWICK - Walter J. “Walt” Rapacki, 83, a resident of this town for 64 years, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, surrounded by his loving family after a 6 year courageous battle with Parkinson’s, Disease. Born & educated in Suffield, CT, Walter was the son of the late Walter & Pauline (Niski) Rapacki, and was a graduate of Suffield High School. Walter was a production planner for Hamilton Standard Co. of CT., retiring after 32 years of employment. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and was a member of the Southwick American Legion, #338. He was formerly very active in the Southwick Little League Organization, and enjoyed gardening, woodworking, and traveling. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary R. (Solek) Rapacki; two sons, W. Steven Rapacki and his wife Deborah of Agawam, MA and John C. Rapacki and his wife Jacqueline of Willoughby, OH; a daughter, MaryAnn Arce and her husband Dr. Roberto of Miami, FL; a brother, Stanley Rapacki of Westbrook, CT; six grandchildren, Kristin, Scott, Daniel, Matthew, Julianne & Jackson, and six great-grandchildren, Nicole, Ariana, Kevin, Matthew, Emilie & Jeffrey. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 20th at 10:00 a.m. at the Southwick-Forastiere Funeral Home, 624 College Highway, Southwick, MA. Burial will follow in New Cemetery. Family & friends may gather at the funeral home on Thursday, June 19th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Southwick Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 532 Southwick, MA 01077.


Westfield District Court Monday, June 16, 2014 Terrence Gorenc, 18, of 86 Bungalow St., Southwick, saw a charge of operating an uninsured motor vehicle brought by Southwick police not prosecuted. Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Brian M. Alger, 27, of 28 Washington St., was released on his personal recognizance pending a July 30 hearing after he was arraigned on a charge of assault and battery brought by Westfield police. Lillian Kenworthy, 59, of P.O. Box 2321, Westfield, was placed on pretrial probation for six months after she was arraigned on a charge of cruelty to an animal brought by Westfield police. Tyler J. Brandon, 18, of 138 Riviera Drive, Agawam, was released on his personal recognizance pending an Aug. 13 hearing after he was arraigned on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor and being a person younger than the legal drinking age in possession of liquor brought by Blandford police. Justin D. Massoni, 41, of 10 Powder Mill Road, Southwick, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of a Class B drug brought by Agawam police and was placed on probation for six months. He was assessed $50 and two charges of possession of a Class E drug and a charge of conspiracy to violate drug laws were not prosecuted. Donald J. Larrabee, 43, of 114 Otis St., saw a charge of assault and battery brought by Westfield police dismissed at the request of the named victim. Christopher Judge, 33, of 648 Southampton Road, submitted to facts sufficient to warrant guilty findings for two charges of improper use of a credit card and single charges of larceny of property valued less than $250 by a single scheme and receiving a lost credit card. He was placed on probation for one year, assessed $50 and ordered to pay restitution of $230. Rickey A. Williams, 57, of 83 Bridge St., West Springfield, pleaded guilty to a charge of assault and battery brought by State Police and was placed on probation for six months. He was assessed $50 and submitted to facts sufficient to warrant a guilty finding for a charge of possession of a Class B drug. That charge was continued without a finding with probation for six months.

LOST Dog - Chester Hill/ Huntington — Missing since 5/21/14 - Bromley is an eleven year old border-collie mix. He is friendly and much loved. He lives on Bromley Road in Chester. He has been suffering from seizures and went outside after one but never came home. He is a homebody who never goes far. We have scoured the woods for him and are hoping maybe he just wandered off and someone noticed he was confused and picked him up. He had on a blue collar with tags including one with his name and our phone. We are heartbroken. If you see him, please call Tom or Barbara Huntoon at 413-667-5690. (5-21-14) Lost car key and one key and store tags. Reward! Call 562-6428. Lost between School St parking lot and Good Table Restaurant. (5-1-14) Found in the vicinity of City View Road. Orange/ white female, approx. 1 – 2 years old. Contact Marty at 413-568-6985. LOST: READING GLASSES, Brown frames, in the vicinity of the Maple Leaf on Arnold Street, or The Hangar, School Street or Court Street and Whitaker Road. Call Tim (413)454-


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ARTSLEISURE Celebrate your town RUSSELL - William Francis Galvin, the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, has announced the 18th Annual Senior Citizens Art Show. The show is open to all citizens age 62 and over. The theme of the 2014 show is: Celebrate my town. Entries will be accepted from both amateur and professional artists. The artwork will be exhibited at the Commonwealth Museum. The date of the exhibit will be determined at a later date. Professional artists will judge the entries. All medium of art is acceptable (oil, watercolor, ink, pastels, etc.).The size requirements are a minimum of 5” x 7” and a maximum of 18” x 24”. If an artist is unable to mat and frame the entry the Commonwealth will provide matting using basic materials. Please print name, address and telephone number and medium on the back of the artwork. The deadline for entries to be mailed to Boston is August 1, 2014. An Affirmation of Award will be presented to the winning artists in a ceremony held at the Commonwealth Museum at a date to be announced. Before the local entries are sent to Boston, there will be opportunity for the artists to have their works displayed at the Russell Senior Center from July 10-25. Those with interest in having their work displayed at the Russell Senior Center or have any questions, please leave a message at (413)862-6205 or e-mail Carrie Florek

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Friends offer book sale SOUTHWICK - The Friends of the Southwick Public Library have scheduled a summer book sale beginning with a book collection  in the Community Room on Saturday, August 9  from 9 a.m. until noon.  Book donations of recent material in good condition  will also be accepted Monday and Tuesday August 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. until noon.    Please do not bring encyclopedias, magazines, abridged books or textbooks. A Friends Only sale will be held Wednesday, August 13 from 5 until 7 p.m.  Individual Friends’ membership remains at $5 with a cost of $10 for a family, any size.  These  may be purchased at the Friends’ sale or before at the Circulation Desk.  The sale will complete its run Thursday , Friday and Saturday  August 14 through 16 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and  9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.   

Outdoor Adventure Camp HUNTINGTON - Outdoor Adventure and Exploration Summer Camps will be offered this summer for Gateway students who are currently in grades 4 through 8. Students currently in grades 4 and 5 are invited to the Middle School camp, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays from July 8 to July 31. Gateway students who are currently in grades 6 through 8 are also able to attend a Jr. High program, which will run Mondays through Wednesdays from July 7 to July 30. Due to grant funding, the camp fee of $150 does not apply to students on Individual Education Plans or students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. For all others, the full payment is due the first day of camp. Camp registration forms are available in the Middle School and JRHS office.

Shriners Hospital Fundraiser SOUTHWICK - A fundraiser for Shriners Hospital will be held on Sunday, August 17 at The Cove in Southwick from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be the Melha Clowns, vendors of all types, activities for the kids, music, mobile arcade, dunk tank, raffle and much more. It will be fun for the whole family. Admission is free. For more information, call Wendy at (413) 314-5909.

Shelter Tag Sale WESTFIELD - The Westfield Animal Shelter is now accepting donations for our annual tag sale in August. It’s time for spring cleaning! Donate your unwanted items and help raise money for the shelter. The tag sale will be held on August 22 and 23 at the vacant lot across from the shelter. We are looking for gently used items but please no clothing or televisions. We are able to accept tag sale donations Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. .

The Old Post Road Orchestra Show WESTFIELD — The Old Post Road Orchestra (OPRO) is coming to Stanley Park in Westfield on June 29th, for the first time. Founded in Wilbraham in 1986, OPRO is a full size orchestra of about 50 members playing classical, pops and patriotic music for the enjoyment of our audiences. Since 2008 our conductor has been Julie Sansoucy, a retired college music professor who has been Conductor and Music Director of the Valley Light Opera as well as a long-time member of the Pioneer Valley Symphony. Her passion for music and music education is apparent in her program selections and in her rapport with audiences and musicians. Under her direction OPRO is dedicated to continuing its musical contributions to the cultural vitality of the Pioneer Valley. This performance begins at 6:00 p.m., rain or shine, in the Beveridge Pavilion and it is free of charge. Chairs will be provided and there will be a food service available. For further information on the Westfield Bank Sunday Night Concert Series please go to or call the park office at 413-568-9312.

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Tom Stankus as T-bone, presenting ‘Camp Muckalucka’ WESTFIELD — T-Bone will be performing a very special show called “T-Bone’s Camp Muckalucka,” Friday, July 11th. It is an imaginary day at camp with all the fun of music, games and dancing. Camp Muckalucka is sure to bring out the happy camper in everyone. . This program is perfect for children from preschool to 5TH Grade. Friday Mornings for Children are held rain or shine in the Beveridge Pavilion Annex from 10:00 am to 10:45 am and are free of charge. Chairs will be provided and blankets are welcome. For further information on the Friday Mornings for Children Series, please go to or call the park office at 413-568-9312.

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Eddie Forman orchestra WESTFIELD — The Eddie Forman Orchestra, also known as “E.F.O.”, is a Western Massachusetts polka band that has been performing since 1968. The band’s enthusiasm and love for the music they perform, their versatility and ability to embrace a wide range of styles, and their dedication to strong, lively performances make the E.F.O., an enduring success. People of all ages are invited to join the E.F.O. to enjoy a fun filled evening of good music. The July 13th performance will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Beveridge Paviilion, rain or shine, and it is free of charge. Chairs will be provided and a food service will be available. For further information on the Westfield Bank Sunday Night Concert Series Please go to or call the park office at 413-568-9312.



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By Mark Auerbach

(Neil) Simon Says Neil Simon is one of America’s funniest and most prolific playwrights. In his 50-plus years of making theatre and movie audiences laugh, he’s written over 30 plays and about as many screen plays, plus he’s received more Tony and Oscar nominations than any American writer to date. At one point in his early career, he had four Broadway hits running simultaneously on Broadway. Two Simon classics visit area stages this summer. “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” opens Northampton’s New Century Theatre’s 2014 summer season (June 19-29). Sam Rush, the theatre’s artistic director, stages the comedy which is inspired by Simon’s own experience as a staff writer on the late Sid Caesar’s “Your Show of Shows”. Simon bases his characters after his fellow funny-men writers like Mel Brooks and Larry Gelbart, “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” had a successful Broadway run, starring Nathan Lane. New Century Theatre performs on the Smith College campus. For tickets: 413-585-3220 or Connecticut Repertory Theatre revives Simon’s very funny “The Sunshine Boys”, a comedy about an old vaudeville comedy duo, Lewis and Clark. (June 19-28). Over their 40-plus year career, Lewis and Clark grew to loathe each other, and they never spoke off-stage. Now, some well-meaning folk try to get them back together for a one night stand. Jerry Adler


Sheila Heffernon of Northfield Mount Hermon School, one of two Massachusetts music teachers in the running for a Grammy Music Educators Award. (Photo by Glenn

Ron Smith of Northfield Mount Hermon School, one of two Massachusetts music teachers in the running for a Grammy Music Educators Award. (Photo by Glenn Minshall)


Teaching Toward a Grammy Tw o We s t e r n Massachusetts teachers, Sheila Heffernon and Ronald Smith, from Northfield Mount Hermon School, have been named Quarter-finalists in the 2015 Grammy Music Educators Awards. Semifinalists will be announced in September. Last year, Lisa Bianconi of Kurn Hattin Homes in Westminster, VT was one of the ten finalists. “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” which moved triumphantly from Hartford Stage to Broadway, nabbed 7 Drama Desk Awards, including “Best Musical” and “Outstanding Direction of a Musical” for Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak.

Keep in Mind... **** The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful opens the Berkshire Theatre Group’s summer season on the Stockbridge campus (June 24-July 19). Charles Ludlam’s gothic farce satirizes several stage and screen genres from Victorian melodrama to the Hitchcock movie “Rebecca”. The fast paced show features two

RICHARD KLINE and Richard Kline (from TV’s “Three Company”) star as this now odd couple, portrayed by George Burns and Walter Matthau on the screen. The cast also includes Tina Fabrique and Steve Hayes. Connecticut Repertory Theatre artistic director Vincent J. Cardinal stages the comedy. For tickets: 860-4862113 or

Of Note ... The Feigenbaum Foundation, founded by Armand and the late Donald Feigenbaum, has pledged a ten-year endowment of up to $5 million to the Berkshire Theatre Group, which will create the Feigenbaum Center Tom Hewitt stars in “The for the Performing Arts at The Mystery of Irma Vep” at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Berkshire Theatre Group. and develop educational initiatives there.

actors playing a host of male and female characters, and Ludlam starred in the play’s premiere. Aaron Mark directs the BTG production; Bill Bowers and Tony Award nominee Tom Hewitt (“The Rocky Horror Show”) costar. For tickets: 413-9974444 or ****A Midsummer Night’s Dream. You can’t find a more seasonally-appropriate Shakespearean comedy like “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” or a better venue for Shakespeare than Shakespeare and Company in Lenox. Artistic director Tony Simotes sets the Bard’s tale of whimsy and fantasy with all that jazz on the bayous of Louisiana. Johnny Lee Davenport stars as Bottom. This is the 450th birthday of Shakespeare, and what better way to let the good times roll. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream plays in Lenox June 21-August 30. For tickets: 413-637-3353 or ——— Mark G. Auerbach studied theatre at American University and the Yale School of Drama. He’s worked for arts organizations and reported on theatre for newspapers and radio.

Goo Goo Dolls kicked off their summer tour at the Oakdale Theater in Wallingford , CT on last night. (Photo by Mike Augusti)

Goo Goo Dolls wow the Oakdale By MIKE Augusti Correspondent WALLINGFORD, Conn. — Goo Goo Dolls kicked off their summer tour at the Oakdale Theater in Wallingford , CT on last night to a very excited and loud crowd. The Dolls touring in support of their 2013 release Magnetic wowed their fans with a twenty five song set filled with hits. The Dolls took the stage at 9:15 and kicked off the set with Lazy Eye, which was originally recorded for the 1997 Batman film starring George Clooney. They quickly moved in to playing Dizzy and Slide before taking a breather and talking to the fans. It’s hard to believe that this band started in 1986 as a punk band out of Buffalo . Almost 30 years later, this former punk band now tours the world, have sold over 10 million records which have produced 14 top ten singles and continue to impress with their live shows…talk about coming a long way. Big Machine off 2002’s Gutteflower release came next followed by four new songs including their initial single off Magnetic, Rebel Beat. One of the highlights of the new songs was Come to Me as the band’s backdrop turned into a scramble of letters that highlighted specific words in each verse of the song. This was a cool addition to the stage show that had the audience searching for the next word to be highlighted. Lead singer Johnny Reznik took a few minutes out of the set to thank the fans for coming out for them and supporting them by buying their releases. Reznik mentioned bass player Robby Takic’s name and stated, who would have thought people would come out to see a couple of polish guys from Buffalo. With that, the band played crowd favorite Black Balloon as some fans in the audience had black balloons ready to send in the air and bounce around the audience. Reznik got into the act and actually caught a few of the balloons, one of which took him by surprise as he missed a word or two of the song by grabbing it. The rest of the set was a combination of new songs off of Magnetic and some Goo Goo Dolls classics including Here is Gone, January

Friend, Better Days, Iris. Also in the mix was a cover of Supertramp’s Give a Little Bit, which now seems to be a staple in their live show. The band finished out the night with Let Love In. The Goo Goo Dolls took a few minutes before coming out for a two song encore and played Name and Broadway before truly calling it a night. These were great songs to end the night and a great show to kick off the tour. They will be in Boston mid-August…so go buy your ticket and check them out! It’s hard to believe that this band started in 1986 as a punk band out of Buffalo New York . Almost 30 years later, this former punk band now tours the world, have sold over 10 million records which have produced 14 top ten singles and continue to impress with their live shows…talk about coming a long way.

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Kiwanis starting pitcher Nate Bonini delivers during last night’s Babe Ruth game against ITI. (Photo by Frederick

ITI starting pitcher Sam St. Jean delivers during last night’s Babe Ruth game against Kiwanis. (Photo by Frederick Gore/www.thewestfield-

ITI center fielder Nate Boulay leaps for the out during last night’s Babe Ruth game against Kiwanis. (Photo by Frederick



St. Jean, ITI solid in Amanti Cup opener By Chris Putz Staff Writer WESTFIELD – No. 5 ITI kicked off the 2014 Westfield Babe Ruth Baseball Amanti Cup in a big, big way. ITI belted out 11 runs in the tournament opener, upending fourth-seeded Kiwanis, 11-7, Wednesday night at Bullens Field. ITI starting pitcher Sam St. Jean tossed a one-hitter through four innings before turning it over to the bullpen for the final three. ITI’s offense staked St. Jean to a 3-0, firstinning lead. Andrew Tobias led off the game with a single, stole second base, and St. Jean walked. A fielder’s choice (Nate Boulay RBI) made it 1-0. With two outs, Mike Nihill hit a deep blast to right field that resulted in a two-run double. Cam Davignon singled through the right side, driving in the inning’s third run. ITI tacked on four more runs in the fourth inning and two in the fifth to take a commanding 9-0 lead. In the fourth, Scott Bussell and Chris Torres had the big hits, RBI singles. Elliot Avery’s bases loaded walk in the ninth made it 9-0. Kiwanis fought back. Kiwanis batter Hunter Authier connects during last night’s Babe Ruth game against ITI In the bottom of the sixth, Kiwanis rallied for at Billy Bullens Field. (Photo by Frederick Gore/ five runs. The team took advantage of some mental breakdowns by ITI, and collected runscoring hits from Colin Johnson, Mason Kowal, Colton Baker, and Hunter Authier to climb within 9-5. Both teams exchanged two runs each in the final inning.

The game was just one of many slated to take place at Bullens Field over the next several days. The Dan Welch City Cup begins tomorrow with Sons of Erin vs. McDonald’s at 5 p.m., followed by Police-Advance Manufacturing at 7:30. Tournament games will continue tonight and through the weekend, culminating with championships June 24-25.

Kiwanis outfielders Ian Wilhoite and Mason Kowal collide in the center field as the two chase a fly ball during last night’s Babe Ruth game against ITI. (Photo by Frederick Gore/

ITI baserunner Mike Nihill, left, attempts to leap past the tag of Kiwanis first baseman ITI baserunner Scott Bussell looks over his shoulder as he makes his way home after a wild Mason Kowal during last night’s Babe Ruth game at Billy Bullens Field. (Photo by Frederick throw during last night’s Babe Ruth game against Kiwanis. (Photo by Frederick Gore/www.thewest-


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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away — — 3-7 L-2 20-17 21-15 Toronto 41 32 .562 2½ — 6-4 W-2 15-16 22-17 New York 37 33 .529 3 ½ 6-4 W-2 16-17 21-17 Baltimore 37 34 .521 Boston 34 38 .472 6½ 4 6-4 W-3 20-19 14-19 13 10½ 4-6 L-2 15-22 13-23 Tampa Bay 28 45 .384 Central Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away — — 10-0 W-10 18-16 21-16 Kansas City 39 32 .549 Detroit 36 32 .529 1½ — 3-7 L-3 18-19 18-13 3½ 2 5-5 L-1 22-12 14-24 Cleveland 36 36 .500 Chicago 35 37 .486 4½ 3 4-6 W-2 21-18 14-19 6½ 5 3-7 L-5 15-17 17-21 Minnesota 32 38 .457 West Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Oakland 44 28 .611 — — 6-4 W-2 21-14 23-14 5 — 6-4 W-1 20-14 18-18 Los Angeles 38 32 .543 7 1 4-6 L-1 17-20 20-15 Seattle 37 35 .514 Texas 35 37 .486 9 3 4-6 L-2 16-19 19-18 12½ 6½ 5-5 L-3 17-20 15-21 Houston 32 41 .438 AMERICAN LEAGUE Tuesday’s Games Seattle 6, San Diego 1 Washington 6, Houston 5 L.A. Angels 9, Cleveland 3 N.Y. Yankees 3, Toronto 1 Kansas City 11, Detroit 4 Baltimore 7, Tampa Bay 5 Boston 2, Minnesota 1 Chicago White Sox 8, San Francisco 2 Oakland 10, Texas 6 Wednesday’s Games Kansas City 2, Detroit 1 Baltimore 2, Tampa Bay 0 Boston 2, Minnesota 1, 10 innings Chicago White Sox 7, San Francisco 6 Oakland 4, Texas 2 Washington 6, Houston 5 N.Y. Yankees 7, Toronto 3 L.A. Angels at Cleveland, ppd., rain San Diego 2, Seattle 1 Thursday’s Games L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 7-6) at Cleveland (Masterson 4-5), 12:05 p.m. Kansas City (Duffy 4-5) at Detroit (A.Sanchez 3-2), 1:08 p.m. Seattle (E.Ramirez 1-4) at San Diego (Hahn 1-1), 6:40 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Washington 37 33 .529 — — 6-4 W-2 21-15 16-18 Atlanta 36 35 .507 1½ 2½ 4-6 L-3 20-18 16-17 Miami 36 35 .507 1½ 2½ 4-6 L-1 24-15 12-20 Philadelphia 32 38 .457 5 6 7-3 W-3 16-21 16-17 New York 32 40 .444 6 7 4-6 W-1 16-20 16-20 Central Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Milwaukee 43 30 .589 — — 6-4 L-1 20-15 23-15 St. Louis 39 33 .542 3½ — 8-2 L-1 21-15 18-18 Cincinnati 35 35 .500 6½ 3 7-3 W-3 17-17 18-18 Pittsburgh 34 37 .479 8 4½ 5-5 L-3 20-18 14-19 Chicago 30 40 .429 11½ 8 5-5 W-1 15-14 15-26 West Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away San Francisco 43 29 .597 — — 2-8 L-5 23-15 20-14 Los Angeles 40 34 .541 4 — 7-3 W-3 18-20 22-14 Colorado 34 38 .472 9 5 5-5 L-3 19-14 15-24 San Diego 30 42 .417 13 9 2-8 W-1 17-19 13-23 Arizona 31 44 .413 13½ 9½ 3-7 W-1 13-26 18-18

Toronto (Hutchison 5-4) at N.Y. Yankees (Phelps 2-4), 7:05 p.m. Houston (McHugh 4-4) at Tampa Bay (Archer 3-4), 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 3-7) at Minnesota (Pino 0-0), 8:10 p.m. Boston (Peavy 1-4) at Oakland (Kazmir 8-2), 10:05 p.m. Friday’s Games Baltimore (U.Jimenez 2-8) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 4-5), 7:05 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 8-4) at Cleveland (McAllister 3-4), 7:05 p.m. Houston (Cosart 6-5) at Tampa Bay (Price 5-6), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (Dickey 6-5) at Cincinnati (Latos 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Noesi 2-5) at Minnesota (Nolasco 4-5), 8:10 p.m. Seattle (Iwakuma 5-3) at Kansas City (Shields 8-3), 8:10 p.m. Boston (Doubront 2-4) at Oakland (J.Chavez 6-4), 10:05 p.m. Texas (J.Saunders 0-2) at L.A. Angels (Richards 6-2), 10:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Tuesday’s Games Seattle 6, San Diego 1 Cincinnati 6, Pittsburgh 5 Washington 6, Houston 5 Miami 6, Chicago Cubs 5 Philadelphia 5, Atlanta 2 Chicago White Sox 8, San Francisco 2 St. Louis 5, N.Y. Mets 2 Milwaukee 7, Arizona 5 L.A. Dodgers 4, Colorado 2 Wednesday’s Games

Philadelphia 10, Atlanta 5 Chicago Cubs 6, Miami 1 N.Y. Mets 3, St. Louis 2 Chicago White Sox 7, San Francisco 6 Cincinnati 11, Pittsburgh 4 Washington 6, Houston 5 Arizona 4, Milwaukee 3 L.A. Dodgers 8, Colorado 0 San Diego 2, Seattle 1 Thursday’s Games Cincinnati (Bailey 7-3) at Pittsburgh (Locke 0-1), 12:35 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 4-4) at Arizona (C.Anderson 5-1), 3:40 p.m. Seattle (E.Ramirez 1-4) at San Diego (Hahn 1-1), 6:40 p.m. Atlanta (Floyd 1-2) at Washington (Zimmermann 5-3), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Z.Wheeler 2-7) at Miami (Heaney 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Buchanan 2-3) at St. Louis (S.Miller 7-5), 8:15 p.m. Friday’s Games Pittsburgh (Morton 4-7) at Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 4-7), 4:05 p.m. Atlanta (Minor 2-4) at Washington (Strasburg 6-5), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Matsuzaka 3-0) at Miami (H.Alvarez 3-3), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (Dickey 6-5) at Cincinnati (Latos 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (A.Burnett 4-6) at St. Louis (J.Garcia 3-0), 8:15 p.m. Milwaukee (Estrada 5-4) at Colorado (Bergman 0-1), 8:40 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 5-4) at Arizona (Collmenter 4-4), 9:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Haren 7-4) at San Diego (Kennedy 5-8), 10:10 p.m.

Napoli, Ortiz homeruns in 10th, Red Sox rally past Twins By KEN POWTAK Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz went from gesturing up at an official scorer one at-bat earlier to pumping his fist toward his teammates after his game-tying homer. Three pitches later, he was hugging Mike Napoli at home plate after his teammate’s winning home run. Napoli and Ortiz hit consecutive homers with one out in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox rallied past Minnesota 2-1 Wednesday, sending the Twins to their fifth straight loss. “We haven’t been able to produce. Our pitching has been outstanding lately, but we haven’t been able to hit,” Ortiz said. “To come back and win the game, that was big.” Boston was held to one hit — a fifth-inning double by Daniel Nava — before the homers. The Twins took a 1-0 lead in the top of the 10th on Chris Parmelee’s two-out home run off Red Sox closer Koji Uehara (2-1). But after Dustin Pedroia flied out to begin the Boston 10th, the Red Sox connected against Casey Fien (3-4) to complete a threegame sweep. Twins closer Glen Perkins was unavailable with a sore back. Ortiz hit his drive down the right-field line and pumped his right fist toward the dugout as he headed toward first base. Napoli hit his shot into the center-field bleachers. Three innings earlier, Ortiz felt like he had a hit taken away when he reached on what was ruled an error by official scorer Bob Ellis after the ball deflected off first baseman Joe Mauer’s glove in the seventh inning. When he walked off the field following Napoli’s double-play grounder, Ortiz was glaring and waving his arm up at the press box. “You hope they have your back at home and it never happens,” Ortiz said. “I’ve been here more than a decade and the scoring, it’s home, man. What do you want Mauer to do? He dove for the ball. He knocked it down.” “I always look like I’m the bad guy, but they always end up changing it. It’s not that we need to check on Papi. Check on the scorer to see what he’s doing wrong,” he said. Earlier this year, Major League Baseball changed a scorer’s ruling and later gave Ortiz a single in a game in which Yu Darvish had a no-hit bid for Texas. Parmelee also had two singles as Minnesota finished a 3-6 road trip. “We’re glad we’re going home,” Parmelee said. “It’s kind of tough end to the long road trip, but we’re headed home and we’re excited to get back home.” Uehara had a scoreless streak snapped at 21 2/3 innings when Parmelee homered into the Red Sox bullpen over the leap of right fielder Brock Holt. “Unfortunately, one extra split to Parmelee gives them the upper hand, but a dramatic finish on our part,” Boston manager John Farrell said. “David comes up big once again.” Like the previous two games of the series, both one-run wins by Boston, neither team had much offense going. The Twins entered the day with seven combined hits and one run in the first two games and Boston scored just three total runs. The Red Sox were on the verge of being shut out until the improbable ending. “It’s the worst feeling in the world,” Fien said. “When you’ve got a pitching staff that threw like that and then they ask me to come up big and do my part. You come out with the ‘L.’ It’s not a good feeling.” Boston’s John Lackey and Minnesota’s Kyle Gibson kept up the trend with strong pitching performances. Lackey gave up three singles over nine

innings, striking out nine and walking one. He’s allowed three or fewer runs in six straight starts, and 12th of 15 this season. Gibson pitched seven shutout innings for the third consecutive start, allowing only Nava’s double, while striking out eight without walking anyone. Gibson retired the first 14 batters before Nava lined a double near the base of the rightfield wall that bounced in Boston’s bullpen for a ground-rule double. Pedroia had his streak of reaching in every career start against the Twins snapped at 30 after he went 0 for 4. NOTES: Red Sox starters held an opponent to three runs or fewer for the 12th consecutive home game. ... A day after designating him for assignment, the Red Sox released struggling OF Grady Sizemore from the roster. ... Red Sox pitcher Brandon Workman lost an appeal of his six-game suspension for throwing near the head of Tampa Bay’s Evan Longoria on May 30, and the right-hander began serving it Wednesday. ... RHP Yohan Pino makes his major league debut, facing Chicago’s Jose Quintana (3-7, 3.98 ERA) Thursday as the Twins open a four- game series at home against the White Sox. ... Jake Peavy (1-4, 4.53 ERA) goes for Boston Thursday against Oakland’s Scott Kazmir (8-2, 2.05) as the Red Sox begin a 10-game road trip. DODGERS 8, ROCKIES 0 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw pitched his first no-hitter Wednesday night, striking out a career-high 15 and allowing his only baserunner on a throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 8-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Kershaw’s gem gave the Dodgers the only two no-hitters in the majors this season. Josh Beckett tossed one May 25 in Philadelphia. Cheered on by his wife in the stands, Kershaw (7-2) retired his first 18 batters before Corey Dickerson led off the seventh with a slow bouncer to Ramirez. His throw on the run went wide past first baseman Adrian Gonzalez for a two-base error — ending any chance for a perfect game. But that was it for the Rockies against Kershaw, a two-time NL Cy Young Award winner. And he came oh-so-close to throwing the 22nd perfect game since 1900. ROYALS 2, TIGERS 1 DETROIT (AP) — Kansas City won its 10th straight game, extending its best streak in 20 years with help from Jeremy Guthrie and a lucky hop. The Royals have not won this many games in a row since a run of 14 straight in 1994. They extended their AL Central lead over the Tigers to 1 1/2 games. Guthrie (4-6) allowed four hits and struck out nine in 6 2-3 innings. Drew Smyly (3-6) nearly matched him, but the Detroit lefthander was hurt by Alex Gordon’s RBI single that deflected off second base in the first and a solo homer by Omar Infante in the fifth. J.D. Martinez homered for the Tigers in the seventh, but the Kansas City bullpen got the last seven outs, with Greg Holland pitching the ninth for his 21st save in 22 chances. Kansas City will try for a four-game sweep Thursday. REDS 11, PIRATES 4 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Alfredo Simon became the NL’s first 10-game winner and Billy Hamilton had three hits and three RBIs for Cincinnati. Simon (10-3) allowed three runs on five hits and three walks in 6 1-3 innings and Cincinnati won for the sixth time in seven games. Brandon Phillips, Skip Schumaker and

Zack Cozart each had two of the Reds’ 14 hits in the game, which was delayed 1 hour, 15 minutes by rain in the bottom of the seventh inning. Schumaker also had three RBIs. Pittsburgh’s Gregory Polanco went 2 for 4 and became the second player in Pirates’ history — joining Spencer Adams (1923) — to have a hit in each of his first eight major league games. Edinson Volquez (4-6) was tagged for eight runs in 2 2-3 innings. ATHLETICS 4, RANGERS 2 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Moss hit a tiebreaking double in the fifth inning and Sonny Gray pitched Oakland past Texas, giving the Athletics the best record in the majors. Yoenis Cespedes and Josh Donaldson each had two hits for the A’s. Oakland has won four of five and is a season-high 16 games over .500 at 44-28. Gray (7-3) had won just two of his previous eight starts before going seven innings and striking out seven. Luke Gregerson pitched the eighth and Sean Doolittle worked the ninth for his ninth save. Nick Tepesch (2-3) went five innings. ShinSoo Choo drove in both runs for the Rangers. YANKEES 7, BLUE JAYS 3 NEW YORK (AP) — Brian McCann hit a go-ahead, two-run homer and later added a bases-loaded triple to lead New York over first-place Toronto. The Yankees beat Mark Buehrle for the ninth straight time and handed the Blue Jays their 15th loss in a row in the Bronx. Rookie right-hander Chase Whitley (3-0) remained unbeaten in seven starts since making his big league debut this season. Buehrle (10-4) gave up three runs and six hits in six innings and lost his third straight start overall. He is 1-11 against the Yankees,

with his lone win coming in 2004 with the Chicago White Sox. McCann tied his career high with five RBIs. His third major league triple was his first since 2009 with Atlanta. Toronto’s Jose Bautista had an RBI double for his 1,000th career hit. DIAMONDBACKS 4, BREWERS 3 PHOENIX (AP) — Light-hitting Tony Campana singled home Martin Prado from third base with two outs in the ninth inning to propel Arizona to victory. Prado doubled with one out to deep left center off Brandon Kintzler (1-3), advanced to third on David Peralta’s groundout, then scored when Campana slapped one up the middle. Khris Davis hit a three-run homer for the Brewers’ other runs. Arizona’s Chris Owings was a home run shy of the cycle and was robbed of a fourth hit by a diving stop by first baseman Mark Reynolds. Brad Ziegler (3-1), who gave up the deciding grand slam in Tuesday night’s 7-5 Milwaukee victory, retired all four batters he faced, three by strikeout, to get the victory. The Diamondbacks will try to salvage a split of the four-game series Thursday. PADRES 2, MARINERS 1 SAN DIEGO (AP) — Pinch-hitter Tommy Medica singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning for San Diego in its first home game since Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn died of cancer Monday. The light-hitting Padres honored Gwynn before the game and then cobbled together just enough offense for their second win in 10 games. Starters Felix Hernandez and Andrew Cashner pitched well but didn’t get a decision. Hernandez struck out 10 and allowed only See MLB Roundup, Page 11

Tuesday Golf League FINAL STANDINGS - 2014 Results from June 11, 2014

1st Place

Jim French & Dave Liberty 79.0 Points 2nd Place Joe Hebda & Tom Baker 73.0 Points 3rd Place Barry Slattery & Bob McCarthy 71.5 Points 4th Place Frank Kamlowski & Angelo Mascadrelli 70.0 Points 4th Place Fran Siska & Bill Wallanovich 70.0 Points 4th Place Terry Clark & Mike Clark 70.0 Points 5th Place Tom Pitoniak & Bob Berniche 68.5 Points 6th Place Bill Murphy & Chris Olsen 67.0 Points 7th Place Ed Harrington & Jim Crawford 62.5 Points 8th Place Paul Joubert & Ron Bonyeau 61.5 Points 9th Place Ray West & Harry Pease 61.0 Points 10th Place Ed West & Bob Czarnecki 60.5 Points 10th Place Hank Bartniki & Jack Kennedy 60.5 Points 11th Place Butch Rines & Gary Marcoulier 55.5 Points 12th Place Erroll Nichols & Mark Dunn 54.0 Points 13th Place Jim Johnson & Al Szenda 53.5 Points 14th Place Dick Williams & Ron Sena 52.0 Points 15th Place John Kidrick & Milt Holmes 51.5 Points 16th Place Carl Haas & Bill Frothingham 51.0 Points 16th Place Jack Leary & Jim Liptak 51.0 Points Low Gross Butch Rines & Bill Wallinovich @ 44 Low Net Ron Bonyeau @ 24 Closest to pin on 11th hole Butch Rines Closest to pin on 16th hole Rich Chistolini Closest to pin on 18th hole Mike Clark Shell Faunce we miss you on the course.


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SUMMER Kosinski Farms Repeat on the Diamond SPORTS SCHEDULE Friday, June 20 Westfield Post 124 at Easthampton Post 224, Daly Field, Nonotuck Park, 5:45 p.m. Saturday, June 21 Westfield Post 124 vs. Aldenville 337, Jachym Field, 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 23 Westfield Post 124 vs. Amherst Post 148, Jachym Field, 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 25 Westfield Post 124 at East Springfield Post 420, Forest Park, 5:45 p.m. Friday, June 27 Westfield Post 124 vs. Greenfield Post 81, Jachym Field, 5:45 p.m. Saturday, June 28 Westfield Post 124 at Ludlow Post 52, Whitney Park, 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 30 Westfield Post 124 vs. West Springfield, Jachym Field, 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 2 Westfield Post 124 vs. Longmeadow, Jachym Field, 5:45 p.m. Thursday, July 3 Westfield Post 124 at Agawam Post 185, Agawam High School, 5:45 p.m. Sunday, July 6 Westfield Post 124 at West Springfield Post 2017, Mitteneague Park, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 8 Westfield Post 124 vs. Springfield Post 21, Jachym Field, 5:45 p.m. Friday, July 11 Westfield Post 124 at Longmeadow, Longmeadow High School, 5:45 p.m. Sunday, July 13

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By Robby Veronesi WNG Intern WESTFIELD – Two years. Two total losses in those two years. Four players needing to be replaced in between seasons. Zero problem for Kosinski Farms. Sam Schieppe, Jillian Wroth and Carlan Gideon combined to stymy the Kiwanis Club offense and the No. 1 seed manufactured enough offense to seal their second straight Senior Division softball championship with a tight 4-2 win Monday night. “Our defense was phenomenal,” said head coach Matt Wroth. “Every player did something to win the game last night. We have 12 players, so when you came off the bench, you had to step up, and they did.” For a team who was accustomed to winning regular season games by double-digit margins, the bats did just enough to secure the victory. Wroth, Jill McCormick and Elisa Kosinski all provided a much-needed spark with several key hits to provide the offense. Behind the pitching prowess, the rest of Kosinski Farms’s

defense contained a much improved Kiwanis Club offense. With one down and runners on second and third base, catcher Morgan Shia picked off opposing pitcher Madison Murphy off third base for a key second out. Devin Callaghan’s outfield putout halted the impeding Kiwanis rally. “(Kiwanis Club) was a team that we knew was going to be hard to beat because they were getting better every single game we played them,” said Wroth. “The last game we only beat them by five (runs). A microcosm of the entire season, the championship game showed that it takes a team effort to produce two straight division titles. Up and down the roster, from the Shia sisters (Morgan, Alexis, Diana) to Mahlia Reyes to Duncan Reed, Kailey King and Michaella Bouchard, a team came together to achieve a season-long goal to improve and win the final game, according to Coaches Wroth, Mike Kosinski and Craig Reed. “In our defense, we can put any girl in any position,” said Wroth. “We have a great group of girls who want to be there, who are there all the time and who improve every single game.”

Brady’s smarts jumpstarted stellar career By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady was a solid student as a rookie learning the New England Patriots playbook. The physical part of playing quarterback was tougher. “The reason I was a sixth-round pick was I didn’t have much ability,” the twotime NFL MVP said Wednesday. “So you’ve got to try to work hard to improve those things over the years while still keeping my mental game sharp.” Heading into his 15th season, Brady wants to do that as long as possible no matter what critics say. A recent Pro Football Focus story said he wasn’t one of the league’s top five quarterbacks. Do such opinions fire him up? He laughed then said, “I’m always pretty fired up so I think there’s people that always have opinions about us as athletes and you just try to go out there and do your best. You go home at night realizing you left it all on the field and some days you don’t play your best, but that’s sports.” Then Brady wondered where those comments originated. “Were they Jet fans or Dolphin fans or Bills fans? Patriots fans?” he said with a grin. “Everyone’s a little biased. My wife thinks I play pretty good. My mom thinks I play pretty good.” In 2000, though, he was just one of four Patriots quarterbacks. Drew Bledsoe was the starter, John Friesz threw 21 passes, Michael Bishop threw nine and Brady only three. But he had plenty of time to watch and learn. Since that was Bill Belichick’s first season as head coach, all the quarterbacks were learning a new system. “I was pretty fortunate to come in at the time that I did with coach Belichick,”

MLB Roundup three singles in seven innings, with no walks. But he allowed the Padres to tie it at 1 on a wild pitch with two outs in the sixth. Everth Cabrera started the winning rally by beating out an infield single on a chopper against Charlie Furbush (0-4). Cabrera was sacrificed over by Alexi Amarista and scored on Medica’s liner to center. James Jones throw home was late and off line. ORIOLES 2, RAYS 0 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Gausman pitched six innings, Steve Pearce’s double snapped a scoreless tie and Nelson Cruz added his major league-leading 22nd home run to help Baltimore beat Tampa Bay. Pearce homered during a 7-5 victory Tuesday night and put the Orioles ahead this time with a line drive down the right-field line in the fifth. Alex Cobb (2-5) would have made it through the inning unscathed if second baseman Ben Zobrist hadn’t mishandled Nick Markakis’ grounder for an error. Gausman (3-1) allowed five hits and struck out five, including Zobrist and James Loney after the Rays loaded the bases with no outs in the first. The Rays were blanked for an AL-leading 11th time, finishing with five hits and going 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position. WHITE SOX 7, GIANTS 6 CHICAGO (AP) — Jose Abreu hit his 20th homer, a two-run shot, and Adam Dunn added a three-run drive to help Chicago hand San Francisco its fifth straight loss. White Sox ace Chris Sale (6-1) gave up three runs and eight hits in six-plus innings. Ronald Belisario got five outs for his seventh save.Abreu reached 20 homers in his 58th game, the third-fewest in major league history behind Wally Berger (51) and Mark McGuire (56). Chicago swept the two-game series. Giants starter Tim Hudson (7-3) allowed seven runs and 12 hits in 4 2-3 innings, his shortest outing this season. He entered with a major league-best 1.81 ERA.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady talks with reporters following NFL football mini-camp in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) Brady said. Back then, the Patriots held an offseason quarterback camp. “We had a lot more time than the kids have now,” Brady said. “We had a quarterback (camp) where we met five days a week for like nine hours, all on going through the playbook. And that was really helpful for me. “If you want to be special at this game then you’ve got to do whatever it takes,” he said. “Some things come a little more naturally to certain people than others. The mental part came pretty natural for me. I think I really had to work hard on the physical part, what it takes to be an NFL player.” Now it’s Jimmy Garoppolo’s turn to be the team’s rookie quarterback. His leadership and poise have stood out during three weeks of organized team activities and this week’s minicamp. “Whoever plays that position has to take a strong leadership position,” Brady said. “There’s no one else that’s going to do it if the quarterback doesn’t do it so that’s a trait that all the good quarterbacks have and Jimmy’s got very good leadership skills.”

Offseason practices with the Patriots are much more intense than the ones Garoppolo had at Eastern Illinois. “I don’t even know if you can compare the two,” Garoppolo said with a chuckle. “It’s night and day.” There’s little time to waste with so much to learn in so little time. Every day missed with an injury is a setback. “When you get behind in training camp, it’s hard to make up,” Brady said. “Things are moving so fast at that point and improvements are so dramatic every day with installation and correcting all the errors. “You’re only a young player for a certain amount of time in the NFL and at that point people are just waiting for you to produce. Nobody can really make mistakes, not if you want to be a good offense.” A better test of how the offense develops comes late next month when the Patriots start training camp. Thursday’s minicamp session is the last full team practice before then. So after four weeks of practice, “you know the things you need to improve on,” Brady said. “You have five weeks to focus on it and make it better so you can come into the camp at the most important time, really at your best.” NOTES: Belichick shed no light on cornerback Darrelle Revis’ absence from practice Wednesday. “All the players that are out there practicing are practicing and the ones that aren’t, aren’t,” he said. ... Brady said his wife, Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, would go to the World Cup in Brazil, but he wasn’t sure whether he would. “I haven’t finalized everything. It’s a busy time,” Brady said. “I’ve got three kids at home so they take up a lot of time and energy. I know my wife’s heading down there so it’ll be fun for her.”

Continued from Page 10 NATIONALS 6, ASTROS 5 WASHINGTON (AP) — Anthony Rendon homered to spark a three-run seventh inning, and pinch-hitter Nate McLouth came through with a tiebreaking sacrifice fly as Washington rallied past Houston for a two-game sweep. The Nationals extended their NL East lead to 1 1/2 games over Atlanta and Miami. They open a four-game series against the Braves on Thursday night in Washington. Ian Desmond hit a key double off Kyle Farnsworth in the seventh. Darin Downs (1-1) took the loss. Aaron Barrett (3-0) got one out for the win and Rafael Soriano earned his 15th save. Matt Dominguez drove in two runs for the Astros, who have lost three straight. PHILLIES 10, BRAVES 5 ATLANTA (AP) — Ryan Howard capped a big series by driving in two runs with three hits, and Philadelphia battered Aaron Harang to complete a three-game sweep of Atlanta. Howard, who homered in the first two games of the series, doubled home a run in a five-run second inning and added an RBI single in the fifth. He had five hits, four walks and six RBIs in the series. Marlon Byrd drove in three runs with three hits, including a homer. Five players each had three of Philadelphia’s season-high 18 hits. Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer in the Braves’ four-run first inning off Roberto Hernandez (3-5). Ryan Doumit also homered and hit a two-run single. Harang (5-6) allowed nine runs, eight earned, and 13 hits. He threw 115 pitches in five innings. The Phillies have won seven of nine. Atlanta has lost eight of 12. METS 3, CARDINALS 2 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bartolo Colon worked eight dominant innings in 91-degree heat and keyed the go-ahead rally with his first career extra-base hit, helping New York beat St. Louis to avoid a three-game sweep. Eric Young Jr. and David Wright each had an RBI in a two-run sixth that put the

Mets up by a run. Young added an RBI double in the seventh, aided by Colon’s second sacrifice of the game. A day after dropping their sixth straight series in St. Louis, the Mets ended an eight-game road losing streak dating to June 3. Matt Carpenter hit his third career leadoff homer for the Cardinals, who lost for the second time in nine games. They had just one runner in scoring position against the 41-year-old Colon (7-5), who retired 13 in a row before Daniel Descalso’s two-out single in the eighth. Colon surprised Lance Lynn (7-5) with a double to open the sixth. The pitcher had been 0 for 43 at the plate since June 10, 2005, when he singled for the Angels against the Mets. He scored his second career run, and first since 2002 with the Expos, when Young followed with a double. Colon won his fifth straight decision and needed just 86 pitches. He allowed four hits and walked none. Left-hander Dana Eveland retired lefty swinging Matt Adams with a runner on for his second career save. The other came in 2005. The Mets won for the fourth time in 15 games. CUBS 6, MARLINS 1 MIAMI (AP) — Jake Arrieta had a career-high 11 strikeouts in seven innings, and Nate Schierholtz hit a threerun homer to lead Chicago over Miami. By taking the rubber game of the three-game set, the last-place Cubs won consecutive road series for the first time since June 2013. Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton hit his NL-leading 20th homer in the first but left the game after six innings with a bruised left wrist. Stanton said the injury wasn’t serious, and he expected to be back in the lineup Thursday. Arrieta (3-1) allowed five hits and one walk, lowering his ERA to 1.98. He also doubled for his first career extra-base hit. Schierholtz connected off Nathan Eovaldi (4-3) in a four-run sixth. Starlin Castro had a pair of RBI doubles and a single.

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Annie’s Mailbox By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar

Heart of stone Dear Annie: I believe my husband is having an emotional affair with his employee “Tina.” All the signs are there. My husband’s office phone accidentally dialed me while he was talking with Tina at work, and I overheard their conversation. He called her terms of love. I started snooping and discovered that they text each other hundreds of times a month. He lets her know when I’m away from the house so she can call him directly. Tina is the first person he calls on his way to work and the last person he calls on his way home. It used to be me. We’ve been married for 18 months, but we are not kids. We are in our 50s. I’m stunned by his behavior. When I confronted him, he said he isn’t doing anything wrong because nothing physical has happened between them. Since then, he’s become more secretive and won’t discuss it at all. I am so saddened by this. He is giving to Tina a part of him that is meant for me, his wife. I am going to therapy, and that helps. But I have reached the point where I no longer have the feelings of love for my husband that I used to. I’m upset with him all of the time. Tell your readers that an emotional affair is just as damaging as a physical one -- maybe more so. -- Heart of Stone Dear Heart: Some partners mistakenly believe that if there is no sex, there is no affair. But giving your emotions, your heart, your innermost thoughts to someone other than your spouse is also cheating. It creates a bond with a third party, allowing that person into your marriage. We are glad you are getting counseling, but if your husband does not understand the damage he is doing and makes no effort to change it, we worry that your marriage will not survive. (You also might point out that he is putting his career in jeopardy by becoming involved with a subordinate.) Dear Annie: After 20 years of marriage, my husband and I divorced because he was having an affair. My now ex-in-laws have welcomed the Other Woman into their lives. Even before we were divorced, my ex-mother-in-law was hanging out with my ex-husband and his mistress. I feel totally betrayed by my ex’s family. I still spend time with my ex-in-laws because of my three teenage children. They keep saying that they still love me and that I am still their daughter, but would any family member, especially a mother, cozy up to the person who caused her daughter so much pain? Am I overreacting? -- L. Dear L.: You are expecting loyalty from someone who cannot give it. As much as they may love and care about you, your in-laws love and care about their son more. Even if they believe their son behaved terribly toward you, this Other Woman may become his wife and your children’s stepmother. If they reject her, they risk alienating him. Your best bet is to learn to live graciously with the situation in order to make it easier for your children. If you cannot achieve this on your own, please consider counseling. Dear Annie: “Can’t Please Mother” said Mom never was happy about any gift she received from her kids. I have a different perspective. My sons have given me electronic devices, but never took the time to show me how to use them, so they sit in my dresser under my socks. When my grandchild was born, I received a cup with her picture. It was the best gift ever, and I said so, yet I never got another one. I once visited a woman who had shelf after shelf of “stuff” she couldn’t use, and all she did was dust it all every week. People should listen to what others truly want. -- Nebraska Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

HINTS FROM HELOISE PEELING POTATOES Dear Heloise: I read your column every day in the (Steubenville, Ohio) Herald-Star. My hint came to me while I was peeling potatoes with a vegetable peeler, a chore I don’t like to do. I retrieved my apple corer/ parer from the cupboard. It’s the kind you force into one end of the apple (potato, in this case) and then turn the handle and the apple (potato) is peeled. As it goes through, the core is removed. It works great on potatoes, and an extra benefit is that the nowskinless potato is in the form of a twisty fry. I either put it in boiling water to cook for mashed potatoes, or the fry can be deepfried for a homemade treat just like at restaurants. It’s fast, easy and quick to clean up. -- Rose G. in Ohio SQUEEZING LIMES Dear Heloise: I found the perfect kitchen tool to squeeze juice for my key lime pie: my garlic press! The small Mexican limes from my patio tree fit perfectly. I just halve the lime, pop it in the press and squeeze. I have a cup of juice in no time. My husband even uses this hint when making his vodka tonics. -- Barbara N., via email

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, June 19, 2014: This year you often feel tense about your interactions with those you look up to. Recognize that they might not judge you as fiercely as you do yourself. If you are single, you might want to start counting down your single days, as you easily could form a meaningful bond with someone you meet. If you are attached, the two of you indulge in a lot of flirtation. Remember to respect your differences. ARIES can be a great friend who adds excitement to your life. 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 Handle private matters by avoiding groups until later in the afternoon. At that point, you will want to be with others, and you will handle any difficulties accordingly. Someone who you normally don’t see eye to eye with likely will agree with your choices. Tonight: As you like it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH Use the daylight hours to contact others, schedule meetings, have discussions and network to your heart’s content. You could be surprised by the progress you make. Later in the day, you might want to stop at the gym or take a walk. Tonight: Get some beauty sleep. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH You’ll accept a lot of responsibility, and you could be at the point of backing away from any more requests. Realize that you are just one person! A creative brainstorming session might point the way to great security and stronger boundaries. Tonight: Go along with a suggestion. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Gather more facts. You might want to target a few people, but also be sure to do your own research. Don’t be surprised if you feel drained by the time you gather all the information you need. Revitalize your energy by getting some fresh air. Tonight: Could be a late one. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Relating on an individual level will provide you with much more satisfaction. The realization that you see eye to eye with a dear friend will make you feel great. Consider scheduling a weekend away from your daily uproar. Tonight: Be where music can be found. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Others seem to come forward for a myriad of reasons. Use your position in a positive way. Recognize that you have the power of saying “yes” or “no.” Figure out what is really being said, but also pay attention to what is not being said. Tonight: Let someone else take the lead. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHH Focus on what must be done first. You might feel overwhelmed with everything that is happening in the daytime, but by late afternoon, your energy will surge. You won’t want to say “no” to an invitation that heads your way. Tonight: Go with the moment. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Your creativity will peak during the daytime. Consider applying it to figuring out great plans for the weekend. You’ll beam in much more of what you want than usual. Use the late afternoon to run errands. Tonight: Reach out to a friend at a distance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH Motivating yourself to get out the door might be difficult in the morning. Perhaps you need to follow what your body tells you and relax, or maybe you’ll consider doing what you must from home. By the afternoon, you are likely to perk up. Tonight: Start the weekend early. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH You might want to make yourself more comfortable with someone you need to deal with. Consider going to lunch together. Once you get to know this person, you will like him or her a lot. Don’t allow a misconnection to mar a budding relationship. Tonight: Home is your castle. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHH You will want to confirm that your balance is correct. You might not be pleased with what you see, but it will be better than assuming you have an incorrect amount in your bank account. Clear up a misunderstanding in the afternoon. Tonight: Do what you think you should. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH Make the most out of an offer. You could have an opportunity head your way that will allow much



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PAGE 14 - THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014 with a right of way TOGETHER

CLASSIFIED thirty (30) feet in width, as shown on said plan, in common with Indian Meadows, Inc., its successors and assigns, and others lawfully entitled thereto, over other land of Indian Meadows, Inc., lying northerly of the conveyed premises.

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June 19, 26, 2014 July 3, 2014 MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain Mortgage given by Thomas F. Alamed to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., dated May 29, 2009 and recorded with the Hampden County Registry of Deeds at Book 17821, Page 244, of which the Mortgage the undersigned is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said Mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 01:00 PM on July 10, 2014 at 81 Granby Road, Granville, MA, all and singular the premises described in said Mortgage,

SUBJECT to a right of way thirty (30) feet in width running southwesterly from the right of way described in the preceding paragraph, to land of said Karl A. Petersen, et ux, all as shown on said plan.

RESERVING to Indian Meadows, Inc., its successors and assigns, a right of way thirty (30) feet in width, running along the course of a gravel road, as shown on said plan, for all purposes for which roadways are commonly used, as access and egress to, from and between land of said Karl A. Petersen, et ux, and land of Indian Meadows, Inc. SUBJECT TO easement rights to Western Massachusetts Electric Company and New England Telephone and Telegraph Company dated August 20, 1957 and recorded in the Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 2545, Page 13, if in force and applicable.

The premises are to be sold subject to and with the benefit of all easements, restrictions, building and zoning laws, unpaid to wit: taxes, tax titles, water bills, municipal liens and assessments, the land in Granville, Hampden rights of tenants and parties in County, Massachusetts, desig- possession. nated as "Parcel A" on a plan entitled "Division of Property TERMS OF SALE: Granville, Massachusetts for: Indian Meadows, Inc. ... date July A deposit of FIVE THOUSAND 12, 1994 ..." recorded in Hamp- DOLLARS AND 00 CENTS den County Registry of Deeds in ($5,000.00) in the form of a certiBook of Plans 290, Page 57 and fied check or bank treasurer’s being bounded and described as check will be required to be defollows livered at or before the time the bid is offered. The successful EASTERLY by Route #189 aka bidder will be required to exGranby Road, as shown on said ecute a Foreclosure Sale Agreeplan, Two hundred and 00/100 ment immediately after the close (200.00) feet; of the bidding. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid WESTERLY by other land of In- within thirty (30) days from the dian Meadows, Inc., as shown sale date in the form of a certion said plan, Two hundred fied check, bank treasurer’s ninety-four and 17/100 (294.17) check or other check satisfactfeet; ory to Mortgagee’s attorney. The Mortgagee reserves the right to NORTHERLY by land of Indian bid at the sale, to reject any and Meadows, Inc., One hundred all bids, to continue the sale and and 00/100 (100.00) feet; to amend the terms of the sale by written or oral announcement NORTHEASTERLY by said land made before or during the foreof Indian Meadows, Inc., One closure sale. If the sale is set h u n d r e d s i x t y a n d 3 5 / 1 0 0 aside for any reason, the Pur(160.35) feet; and chaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deNORTHERLY AGAIN by said posit paid. The purchaser shall land of Indian Meadows, Inc., have no further recourse against Ninety-nine and 07/100 (99.07) the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or feet. the Mortgagee’s attorney. The description of the premises conTOGETHER with a right of way tained in said mortgage shall thirty (30) feet in width, as control in the event of an error in shown on said plan, in common this publication. TIME WILL BE with Indian Meadows, Inc., its OF THE ESSENCE. successors and assigns, and others lawfully entitled thereto, Other terms if any, to be anover other land of Indian Mead- nounced at the sale. ows, Inc., lying northerly of the conveyed premises. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Present Holder SUBJECT to a right of way thirty of said Mortgage, (30) feet in width running southBy Its Attorneys, westerly from the right of way ORLANS MORAN PLLC described in the preceding paraP.O. Box 540540 graph, to land of said Karl A. Waltham, MA 02454 Petersen, et ux, all as shown on Phone: (781)790-7800 said plan. RESERVING to Indian Meadows, Inc., its successors and assigns, a right of way thirty (30) feet in width, running along the course of a gravel road, as shown on said plan, for all purposes for which roadways are commonly used, as access and egress to, from and between land of said Karl A. Petersen, et email ux, and landto: of Indian Meadows, Inc.


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SUBJECT TO easement rights The Westfield News Group to Western Massachusetts Electric Company and New Attn: EnglandRecipes Telephone and Telegraph Company dated August 20, 195762 and School Street r e c o r d e d i n t h e H a m p d e n Westfield, MA 01085 County Registry of Deeds in Book 2545, Page 13, if in force For more info call and applicable. The premises are to be sold subject to and with the benefit of all easements, restrictions, building and zoning laws, unpaid taxes, tax titles, water bills, municipal liens and assessments, rights of tenants and parties in possession. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND 00 CENTS ($5,000.00) in the form of a certified check or bank treasurer’s check will be required to be delivered at or before the time the bid is offered. The successful bidder will be required to execute a Foreclosure Sale Agreement immediately after the close of the bidding. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid within thirty (30) days from the sale date in the form of a certified check, bank treasurer’s check or other check satisfactory to Mortgagee’s attorney. The Mortgagee reserves the right to bid at the sale, to reject any and all bids, to continue the sale and to amend the terms of the sale by written or oral announcement made before or during the foreclosure sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. The description of the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of an error in this publication. TIME WILL BE

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0001 Legal Notices June 12, 19, 26, 2014 LEGAL NOTICE MORTGAGEE'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE By virtue of and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Roy V. Ramonas Sr. and Ethel Ramonas a/k/a Ethel C. Ramonas to Option One Mortgage Corporation, dated June 18, 2005 and registered at Hampden County Registry District of the Land Court as Document No. 169550 and noted on Certificate of Title No. 33177 of which mortgage Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Securitized Asset Backed Receivables LLC Trust 2006-OP1, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-OP1 is the present holder by assignment from Sand Canyon Corporation f/k/a Option One Mortgage Corporation to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Securitized Asset Backed Receivables LLC Trust 2006-OP1, Mortgage PassThrough Certificates, Series 2006-OP1 dated October 8, 2010 registered at Hampden County Registry District of the Land Court as Document No. 186103 and noted on Certificate of Title No. 33177, for breach of conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same, the mortgaged premises located at 20 Murray Avenue, Westfield, MA 01085 will be sold at a Public Auction at 12:00PM on July 10, 2014, at the mortgaged premises, more particularly described below, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, to wit: The land in said Westfield, bounded and described as follows: Northeasterly by Murray Avenue fifty (50) feet Southeasterly by land now or formerly of Cecelia W. Zajchowski et al one hundred (100) feet

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The premises will be sold subject to any and all unpaid taxes and other municipal assessments and liens, and subject to prior liens or other enforceable encumbrances of record entitled to precedence over this mortgage, and subject to and with the benefit of all easements, restrictions, reservations and conditions of record and subject to all tenancies and/or rights of parties in possession.


Terms of the Sale: Cash, cashier's or certified check in the sum of $5,000.00 as a deposit must be shown at the time and place of the sale in order to qualify as a bidder (the mortgage holder and its designee(s) are exempt from this requirement); high bidder to sign written Memorandum of Sale upon acceptance of bid; balance of purchase price payable in cash or by certified check in thirty (30) days from the date of the sale at the offices of mortgagee's attorney, Korde & Associates, P.C., 321 Billerica Road, Suite 210, Chelmsford, MA 01824-4100 or such other time as may be designated by mortgagee. The description for the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of a typographical error in this publication.


Northwesterly by other land of the grantor one hundred (100) feet

Estate of: JOHN FRANCIS BURKE Also Known As: JOHN F. BURKE Date of Death: April 02, 2014

Granting to the grantees a right to use that portion of the aforenamed driveway which extends over my remaining aforementioned land in common with myself, my heirs and assigns, for travel between Murray Avenue and the garage as now located on the first herein described land. For mortgagor’s title see deed filed with the Hampden County Registry District of the Land Court as Document Number 169549 and Noted on Certificate of Title Number 32996. The premises will be sold subject to any and all unpaid taxes and other municipal assessments and liens, and subject to prior liens or other enforceable encumbrances of record entitled to precedence over this mortgage, and subject to and with the benefit of all easements, restrictions, reservations and conditions of record and subject to all tenancies and/or rights of parties in possession. Terms of the Sale: Cash, cashier's or certified check in the sum of $5,000.00 as a deposit must be shown at the time and place of the sale in order to qualify as a bidder (the mortgage holder and its designee(s) are exempt from this requirement); high bidder to sign written Memorandum of Sale upon acceptance of bid; balance of purchase price payable in cash or by certified check in thirty (30) days from the date of the sale at the offices of mortgagee's attorney, Korde & Associates, P.C., 321 Billerica Road, Suite 210, Chelmsford, MA 01824-4100 or such other time as may be designated by mortgagee. The description for the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of a typographical error in this publication. Other terms to be announced at the sale. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Securitized Asset Backed Receivables LLC Trust 2006-OP1, Mortgage Pass-Through

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June 12, 19, 26, 2014 NOTICE OF SALE OF MOTOR VEHICLES BY GARAGE OWNER Notice is hereby given by: Michael's Towing, Inc., 14 Clifton Street, Westfield, MA 01085 pursuant to the provisions of G.L. c. 255, Section 39 A, that on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at 14 Clifton Street, Westfield, MA 01085 a private sale for the following Motor Vehicles will be sold to satisfy our garage keeper's lien thereon for storage, towing charges, care and expenses of notices and sale of said vehicle. Description of Vehicle: 1G4HP52K9XH467869 Buick Lesabre YWV 7536-NC Kellie Eades 2818 Waughtown Street Winston Salem, NC

Description of Vehicle: 2HGFA16527H310934 O t h e r t e r m s t o b e a n - Honda Civic, 2007 175MPZ nounced at the sale. Kourtney Robideau Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 5 Meadow Street as Trustee for Securitized Westfield, MA Asset Backed Receivables LLC Trust 2006-OP1, Description of Vehicle: Mortgage Pass-Through 2HGFG12896H502641 Certificates, Series 2006-OP1 Honda Civic, 2006 KORDE & ASSOCIATES, P.C. JKP 8896-PA 321 Billerica Road Parminder Singh Suite 210 55 Hurley CT Chelmsford, MA 01824-4100 Upper Darby, PA (978) 256-1500 Description of Vehicle: KMHDN45D91U236724 Hyundai, Elantra 2001 225VF9-MA June 19, 2014 Kenneth Yurko 793 East Mountain Rd COMMONWEALTH OF Westfield, MA MASSACHUSETTS THE TRIAL COURT Description of Vehicle: PROBATE AND FAMILY Reliant Boat, 1987 COURT MS9831AZ-MA Andrea Conde Hampden Division 25 East Ahend Street 50 State Street Ludlow, MA Springfield, MA 01103 (413)748-8600 Kevin R. Fuller President Docket No. HD14P0917EA

Southwesterly by land now or formerly of Ray L. Bartlett et al fifty (50) feet

Reserving unto myself, my heirs and assigns, the right to use in common with the grantees, that portion of the granted premises which is now laid out as a driveway leading from Murray Avenue southwesterly to a garage on my remaining and adjoining premises, the center line of which driveway marks the northwesterly boundary of the premises hereby conveyed.


For mortgagor’s title see deed filed with the Hampden County Registry District of the Land Court as Document Number 169549 and Noted on Certificate of Title Number 32996.

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0315 Tag Sales GIANT TAG SALE. WESTFIELD 92 GARDEN AVENUE (OFF MONTGOMERY ROAD). Friday, Saturday, Sunday. June 20,21,22. 8-3. Clothes, tools, furniture, household items, misc.

0340 Apartment WESTFIELD 2 bedroom, first floor apartment. Living room, eat-in kitchen. New carpeting, paint, kitchen appliances. Off street parking, storage, laundromat, electric heat. Near St. Mary's Church. No dogs. $675/month. (413)687-2813.

0345 Rooms HUNTINGTON 1 room with heat, hot water, cable TV, air conditioning, refrigerator and microwave included. $110/week. Call (413)531-2197.

ROOM FOR RENT in Southwick/Lakeview. Kitchen and laundry privileges. Female WESTFIELD 3 room apartment, preferred. $475/month infirst floor, stove, refrigerator, AC, cludes utilities. (413)244all utilities included. Parking on 0787. premises. No pets. Non smoker. $775/month. Shown by appointROOM TO RENT in a quiet ment only. (413)568-5905. neighborhood. Kitchen and laundry privilege. Heat, A/C, utilities. WESTFIELD 1 BEDROOM. Kit- Available now to non-smoker. SOUTHWICK 44 BUGBEE chen and bath. No pets. $ 6 0 0 / m o n t h , W e s t f i e l d . ROAD. Saturday, June 21st. 8- $650/month includes utilities. (413)355-2338 or (413)5623. Moving. Everything must go! First, last, security. (413)250- 7341. 4811.

SOUTHWICK 12 MAPLE STREET. June 20,21,22. 9-5. Women and men's clothing, furniture, jewelry, NASCAR & Harley tire and wheels, electric starters for mowers and snowblowers, Chainfall & Trolley torches and other tools, etc.

WESTFIELD-114 RUSSELL ROAD(ON FAIRFIELD AVE). W E S T F I E L D 1 & 2 b e d r o o m Friday, Saturday, Sunday, June apartments, rent includes heat 20,21,22. 8-4. All sorts of items. and hot water. Excellent size and location. No dogs. Call weekdays (413)786-9884. WESTFIELD 170 TANNERY ROAD. June 20&21. 8-1. Carseat, stroller, highchair, swing, clothing(girls up to size 2T), toys, misc. household.

WESTFIELD 2 BIRCH TERRACE. Friday, Saturday, June 20&21. Kitchen, household, craft -Stampin Up &Creative Memories, teen girl clothes, toys, books.

WESTFIELD 33 ZEPHYR DRIVE. June 20&21. 9-4. Multi family tag sale. Furniture, toys, household items.

WESTFIELD 47 MICHAEL DRIVE. (OFF RUSSELLVILLE ROAD) June 20&21. 8-4. Huge tag sale. Something for everyone. Rain/shine.

WESTFIELD 960 GRANVILLE ROAD. June 20&21. 9-4. 100 years of stuff including electrionics, crafts, store equipment, boats, books, more.

WESTFIELD BRENTWOOD DRIVE. June 21&22. 9-4. Stuff, fishing, golfing, quilting, crafting, household and much more.

0340 Apartment AGAWAM - 2 bedroom, 2 bath, fireplace, garage and finished basement. No pet environment. $1,250/month. Please call for an appointment (413)569-2464.

BEST VALUE IN RENTAL housing. Wonderful 3 room apartments in central Westfield with parking and air conditioning starting from $600. Call today! (413)562-1429.

LOVELY 1 bedroom, 3rd floor apartment on quiet street, near park. Available August 1st. $675/month. No pets. Non smoking. Call (413)244-6500, (413)244-6501.


$840-$860/month with $40. heat discount * Deluxe 2 bedroom townhouses, 1 1/2 baths, spacious, closets * Dishwasher, wall/wall carpeting * Air conditioning, laundry facilities, 900 sq.ft.. private entrances FREE HOT WATER Convenient to Mass Pike & 10/202

140 Union Street, #4 Westfield, MA For more information call (413)568-1444 SPACIOUS 3rd floor apartment, 1 bedroom. $650/month. First, last, security plus utilities. Washer/Dryer included. No pets. Non smoker. Quiet neighborhood. Call (413)572-2652 Greg or Paula.

BEAUTIFUL 2 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE in Westfield, clean, quiet, 1-1/2 bath, carpeting, appliances, hot water included. Very reasonable heat cost. Sorry no pets. From $800/month. Call for more information (860)485-1216. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY. Southwick 642 College Highway for rent. 2 buildings zoned BR. (1) Auto repair or body shop (2) Office, storage or restaurant. Great location, across from IBS. (413)563-8776, (413)568-3571.

QUALITY SPACE in WESTFIELD - Up to 10,000sq.ft. available; modern building, excellent for technology, manufacturing or distribution. Large clear spaces, dock and power. VG office space also available. Near RTE 90 & 91. Call (413)568-3638.

COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT 54 MAINLINE DRIVE WESTFIELD, MA 4,300sq.ft. 220 volts - 200 amp service

STONEY HILL CONDO, Westfield - Ranch with garage, deck, full basement. 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, laundry room on first floor. Lovely private grounds, pool, golf. Call (413)977-9658 or (413)301-2314.

0440 Services 0390 Homes For Sale OPEN HOUSE. WESTFIELD, 53 SPRUCE STREET. Sunday, June 22, 1-3. Charming 3 bedroom Ranch, walk to Stanley Park or WSU. (413)568-2254.

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


Call (413)896-3736

0370 Office Space WESTFIELD 82 BROAD STREET. 850sq.ft. 4 room office suite available. Utilities included. Call (413)562-2295.


MONTGOMERY 5 miles from Westfield. Spacious office includes utilities and WiFi. $350/month. Call (413)9776277.

0410 Mobile Homes CHICOPEE. Redecorated, 2 bedroom, behind Hu-Ke-Lau, 14'x62', private cul-de-sac, AC, appliances, shed, move-in condition. $46,900. DASAP (413)593-9962.

JIM'S TRACTOR SERVICES. Grading & leveling of driveways & short roads, trap rock and/or gravel material. Mowing & maintenance of fields and lawn maintenance. Post hole digging. Loader work & loam spread. (413)569-6920, (413)530-5430.

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Air Conditioning & Heating ACO MASONRY, HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING. Heating & air conditioning service & installation. Furnaces, sheet metal, hot water tanks. All types of masonry work. Chimney repair, tile work, stucco. Stone, brick, block, pavers, retaining walls. License & Insured. Commercial & Residential. Free Estimates. Competitive Rates. Call Adam (413)374-7779.


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

Flooring/Floor Sanding

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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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 !!

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.

A RON JOHNSON’S FLOOR SANDC&N CARPENTRY. Suspended ceilK&G HEATING & AIR CONDITION- ING. Installation, repairs, 3 coats ings, home improvements and remodING. Now doing SPRING CLEAN- polyurethane. Free estimates. (413) eling. Licensed and insured. Call INGS. Call Ken (413)564-7089. 569-3066. (413)262-9314.

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Landscaping/Lawn Care

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

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

Stump Grinding FILLEY & SON Over 28 years of serving greater Westfield area and beyond. STUMP GRINDING / BOBCAT SERVICES. Free estimates. Will beat any other competitors written estimate. Best prices! Satisfaction guaranteed! Call (413)306-8233.

A SPRING CLEANUP. Commercial, Tractor Services residential. Weekly mowing and main- JIM'S TRACTOR SERVICES. Grading & tenance, tree removal, dethatching, leveling of driveways & short roads, trap rock mulch, gutter cleaning, etc. Shea Landand/or gravel material. Mowing and maintescaping, (413)569-2909.

nance of fields and lawns. Post hole digging. Loader work & loam spread. (413)569-6920, CORMIER LANDSCAPING. Spring (413)530-5430.

cleanups, lawn service, mulching, retaining walls, excavating, decks, Tree Service driveways, patios, tree work, stone work. Call (413)822-0739. A BETTER OPTION - GRANFIELD

TREE SERVICE. Tree Removal, Land Clearing, Excavating. Firewood, Log LAWN MOWING, Spring/Fall cleanups, Truck Loads. (413)569-6104.

hedge trimming and all your landscaping needs. Also, bobcat & snowplowing AMERICAN TREE & SHRUB. Professervices. (413)626-6122 or visit: sional fertilizing, planting, pruning, bling and removals. Free estimates, PLUMLEY LANDSCAPE, INC. Call us fully insured. Please call Ken 569today for all your landscape needs. 0469. Landscape design and planting, irrigation installation and repair, and complete CONRAD TREE SERVICE. Expert yard renovations. Drainage problems, stump grinding, chipper service, bobcat tree removal. Prompt estimates. service, gravel driveways, excavation Crane work. Insured. “After 34 and demolition, including getting rid of years, we still work hard at being that unwanted pool. (413)862-4749. #1.” (413)562-3395.

T&S LANDSCAPING. Highest quality, Upholstery lowest prices. Lawn mowing. Residential\commercial. No lawns to small. Weekly, biweekly. (413)330-3917. KEITH'S UPHOLSTERY & REPAIRS. 30+ years experience for home or business. Discount off all fabrics. Get quality YARD CLEANUP, thatching, leaf brush workmanship at a great price. Free removal, hedge/tree trimming, pickup and delivery. Call (413)562mulch/stone, mowing. Call Accurate 6639. Lawncare, (413)579-1639.

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