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By Dan Moriarty Staff Writer WESTFIELD – The Traffic Commission, which is an advisory board to the City Council, is considering a request from the Commission for Citizens with Disabilities to establish dedicated on-street handicap parking in the city CORE district. The Americans with Disabilities Act not only mandates handicapped parking facilities in off-street lots, but it dictates the number and placement of those spaces, as well as associated facilities such as access isles. “The design requirement of parking lots facilities is very clear,” Traffic Commissioner Brian Boldini, who has been researching the issue, said, “but ADA regulations are pretty silent for the design of on-street handicapped parking. Would an access isle be required?” “It would be a no-brainer if we had angle-in parking because you could designate a space with an access isle,” Boldini said. “Would it open the city to liability if we are inviting people with handicap placards to park on the street? I’m not opposed to doing it, but I want to do it right, not just come up with some design on our own.” Madeline Nicoletti of the Commission for Citizens with Disabilities said that most cities have on-street handicap parking and that Jeffrey L. Dougan, assistant director for community service of the Massachusetts Office on Disability, recently provided that agency’s recommendation which calls for 5 percent on on-street parking spaces be reserved for citizens with disabilities. Dougan, who attended the Commission for Citizen with Disabilities meeting earlier this week, recommended those spaces be located near

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Ocean State denied liquor license By Hope E. Tremblay Staff Writer SOUTHWICK – The Board of Selectmen unanimously denied a request for a license to sell wine and beer at Ocean State Job Lot last night. The retailer made the request last month and the vote was tabled twice while the board waited for an opinon from Police Chief David Ricardi after Ocean State Attorney Mary O’Neil responded to several concerns raised by Ricardi. Selectwoman Tracy Cesan said she had difficulty making her decision. “I think they made a great presentation and have been responsible and diligent to comply with regulations, but I was struggling,” Cesan said. Cesan said last week she understood the protests from other alcohol sellers in town and the concerns of Ricardi, though O’Neil answered all of those concerns. Selectman Joseph Deedy was clear from the first meeting on the topic that he believed there were enough liquor establishments in town. Chairman Russell Fox said yesterday that he agreed. “I think the needs of the town are being adequately met,” said Fox, adding there are “far too many” package stores now. Cesan said she was in agreement. She hoped the board would be of that opinion in

Atty. Mary O’Neil the future “regardless of who comes in.” O’Neil arrived to the meeting after the board vote and was informed of the decision at the end of the meeting. When she asked if she was able to ask questions, Fox said he would not allow it because the hearing was closed last week and the vote was already recorded. O’Neil wondered if Ricardi was present and told the board he had responded to her favorably. Cesan said there was an additional email correspondence from Ricardi holding his position against the license that could be forwarded to O’Neil. Ocean State had hoped to sell private label wine and malt beverages in a 100 square-foot section of the store.

Velis’ residency questioned

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By David Kennedy Westfield News intern WESTFIELD – March is Red Cross Month and, in keeping with tradition, will be celebrated with the 22nd Annual Testimonial Auction on May 2 at the Tekoa Country Club, this year honoring host and hostess Steve and Sue Oleksak. The Greater Westfield Chapter of the American Red Cross will be setting up numerous events in commemoration of Red Cross Month. Foremost among these is the annual auction and dinner. “It’s always a great night,” said Richard Rubin, director of the Red Cross’s local division. “It’s by far our largest fundraiser of the year.” The dinner always has a See Red Cross, Page 3

Sue and Steve Oleksak

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By Peter Francis Staff Writer WESTFIELD – As the race for the 4th Hampden District seat in the Massachusetts House of Representatives nears election day on April 1, a new controversy has arisen, claiming that city attorney John Velis, the Democratic nominee for the seat, is misleading city voters. An anonymous packet with a coversheet asking “Why is John Velis claiming to have been born and raised in Westfield?” has been circulating around the district, with JOHN VELIS pictures from Longmeadow High School’s 1995 yearbook, which shows a picture of the LHS freshman basketball team with Velis seated in the back row. Another sheet in the packet states three addresses in Longmeadow where Velis’ family resided, on 18 Ellington Street, 103 Meadowbrook Road, and 118 Farmington Avenue, with a photocopies of deeds from 1983 for a James and Susan Velis, previously of 53 Briarcliff Drive in Westfield, to the Ellington Street property in the Springfield suburb, and a 1996 for property on 5 Bates Street in Westfield, which the packet said could be found via the

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most with 1.3 million gallons. Other states are struggling, too. The cold weather has pushed back the start of the season in neighboring Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York and elsewhere. “Basically there’s been a delay,” said Joyce Ripley, owner of Granville’s Maple Corner Farm. “We just have to wait for the weather. It all depends on the temperature”. For optimum sap harvesting temperatures at night should be ideally around 25°F – 28°F and then sunny during the day, around 40°F. Pomeroy Sugar House in Westfield just starting boiling a week ago, almost a month behind schedule. “It has been just way too cold,” said owner Randy Pomeroy. “It’s the middle of the season and we’re just starting out.” This delay has also shortened the window farmers have to produce,typically only five to six weeks. “The five to six week window ends when the holes drilled in the trees heal over,” Pomeroy said. “Then the season is done.”

By Peter Francis Staff Writer HUNTINGTON – State Senator Benjamin B. Downing (D-Pittsfield) was at Stanton Hall last night, to hear his constituents’ thoughts and to share any new developments on the Town of Worthington’s home rule petition to leave the Gateway Regional School District. Approximately 40 people filled the hall, including SENATOR Gateway Regional BENJAMIN Superintendent Dr. David DOWNING Hopson, School Committee Chair Gretchen Eliason, and several other members of the Gateway School Committee, along with residents from all seven of the towns that have comprised the Gateway Regional District for the past half-century. The Huntington Selectboard, composed of Chair Aimee Burnham, John McVeigh, and Jeffrey McKittrick, and the town’s counsel, Attorney James Lampke of Hingham, presided over the meeting, and it was Burnham who posed most of the early questions to Downing after he gave his update of the situation. “The status is unchanged since December 19 of last year when the bill was referred to the Senate Committee of Bills in the Third Reading,” said Downing, who serves as Chair of that Committee. “We are continuing to go through information, comments from the public, and ideas that the towns have had.” Downing brought up one such idea, a proposal from the Blandford Selectboard to look for an additional appropriation to mitigate the $630,000 shortfall for the district to forgive it’s debts, which he believes the Massachusetts School Building

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Matt Ripley, of the Maple Corner Farm, in Granville, checks the sap lines. (File photo by Frederick Gore)

Temperatures delay maple season By Hannah Y. Meader WHS Intern WESTFIELD – Despite the arrival of spring today, the temperatures remain chilly, not only prolonging the winter blues, but also putting a slow freeze on the maple season. Maple season starts at the end of February in a typical year but temperatures have been too low for the sap to drip out and this winter has had more snowfall and lower temperatures than normal. Many farms have yet to start tapping their trees, said Winton Pitcoff, coordinator for the Massachusetts Maple Production Association. “It’s too soon to say whether the late start will affect the overall maple season, which ends in April.” “We could still have a very good season,” Pitcoff said. “There have been many seasons where it didn’t start until late into March.” Drastically fluctuating weather would be bad news, he said. A gradual warm-up is best for maple sugar production. Last year, Massachusetts produced about 63,000 gallons of syrup, ranking ninth in maple production nationwide. Vermont produced the

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Annual Rabies Vaccination Clinic The Westfield Animal Control Department held their annual rabies vaccination clinic of Sunday, March 16 from 10:00 a.m. To noon at the Westfield Regional Animal Shelter at 178 Apremont Way, over 110 rabies were given. (Photos by Don Wielgus)

Dr. William J. Faircloth vaccinates Aniken, as Brent Alexander, owner cradle him as Ken Fraizer look on.

Ken Frazier, Animal Control Officer looks on as parent Margaret & Brent Alexander hold on to Aniken as he looks for the exit.

Animal Control Officer Ken Frazier looks on, as Dr. William J. Faircloth vaccinates Sadie, his owners Jon Fondakowski and Beckey Blohm holds on.

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Today there will be a gradually increase in clouds through the afternoon. By 5 PM, we’ll be under mostly cloudy skies with temperatures near 40-degrees. Expect a mix of rain, snow, sleet, and freezing rain to develop after 9 PM and continue through your Thursday morning commute. Having said that, there could be some icy spots on the roads tomorrow morning. Showers move out Thursday morning, where a mix of sun and clouds will take over with a Spring-like afternoon with highs near 50!

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Maine man’s ‘gun’ turns out to be a tattoo NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) — Police armed with assault rifles descended on a Maine man’s home after members of a tree removal crew he’d told to clear off his property reported that he had a gun. Turns out the “gun” the tree crew had seen on Michael Smith of Norridgewock was just a life-sized tattoo of a handgun on his stomach. Smith, who works nights, was asleep when the tree crew contracted by a utility to trim branches near power lines, woke him up at about 10 a.m. Tuesday. He went outside shirtless and yelled at the workers to leave. When he’s not wearing a shirt, the tattoo looks like a gun tucked into his waistband. Smith tells the Morning Sentinel (http:// ) the tattoo has never been a problem before. Police didn’t charge him.

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TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Thursday, March 20, the 79th day of 2014. There are 286 days left in the year. Spring arrives at 12:57 p.m. EDT.


n March 20, 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s influential novel about slavery, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” was first published in book form after being seri-


On this date: In 1727, physicist, mathematician and astronomer Sir Isaac Newton died in London. In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte returned to Paris after escaping his exile on Elba, beginning his “Hundred Days” rule. In 1922, the decommissioned USS Jupiter, converted into the first U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, was recommissioned as the USS Langley. In 1933, the state of Florida electrocuted Giuseppe Zangara for shooting to death Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak at a Miami event attended by President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, the presumed target, the previous February. In 1952, the U.S. Senate ratified, 66-10, the Treaty of Peace with Japan. In 1964, Irish poet, author and playwright Brendan Behan, 41, died in Dublin. In 1969, John Lennon married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar. In 1974, Britain’s Princess Anne was the target of a kidnapping attempt near Buckingham Palace; the would-be abductor, Ian Ball, was captured. Former NBC News anchorman Chet Huntley, 62, died at his Montana home.

In 1985, Libby Riddles of Teller, Alaska, became the first woman to win the Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race. In 1994, El Salvador held its first presidential election following the country’s 12-year-old civil war. (Armando Calderon Sol of the ARENA party led the vote, but needed to win a run-off to achieve the presidency.) In 1995, in Tokyo, 12 people were killed, more than 5,500 others sickened when packages containing the poisonous gas sarin were leaked on five separate subway trains by Aum Shinrikyo (ohm shin-ree-kyoh) cult members. In 1999, Bertrand Piccard of Switzerland and Brian Jones of Britain became the first aviators to fly a hot-air balloon around the world nonstop as they floated over Mauritania past longitude 9 degrees west. (They landed safely in Egypt the next day.)

Ten years ago: Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide rallied against the U.S.-led war in Iraq on the first anniversary of the start of the conflict. The U.S. military charged six soldiers with abusing inmates at the Abu Ghraib prison. The Rev. Karen Dammann, a lesbian Methodist pastor, was acquitted of violating church doctrine in a trial held in Bothell, Wash. Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian (jehn shwee bee-ehn) narrowly won re-election a day after being shot in an assassination attempt. Former Dutch Queen Juliana died at age 94.

Five years ago: President Barack Obama reached out to the Iranian people in a video with Farsi subtitles, saying the U.S. was prepared to end years of strained relations if Tehran toned down its bellicose rhetoric; Iranian officials dismissed the overture, saying they wanted concrete change from Washington before they were ready to enter a dialogue.

Pope Benedict XVI, visiting Angola, condemned sexual violence against women in Africa and chided those countries on the continent that approved abortion.

One year ago:

Making his first visit to Israel since taking office, President Barack Obama affirmed Israel’s sovereign right to defend itself from any threat and vowed to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. Five former elected officials of Bell, Calif., were convicted of misappropriating public funds by paying themselves huge salaries while raising taxes on residents; one defendant was acquitted. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed bills that put sweeping new restrictions on sales of firearms and ammunition. Rise (REE’-suh) Stevens, 99, a mezzo-soprano who sang with the Metropolitan Opera for more than 20 years spanning the 1940s and 1950s, died in New York.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer Dame Vera Lynn is 97. Producer-director-comedian Carl Reiner is 92. Actor Hal Linden is 83. Former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney is 75. Country singer Don Edwards is 75. TV producer Paul Junger Witt is 71. Country singer-musician Ranger Doug (Riders in the Sky) is 68. Hockey Hall-of-Famer Bobby Orr is 66. Blues singer-musician Marcia Ball is 65. Actor William Hurt is 64. Rock musician Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake and Palmer) is 64. Rock musician Jimmie Vaughan is 63. Country musician Jimmy Seales (Shenandoah) is 60. Actress Amy Aquino (ah-KEE’-noh) is 57. Movie director Spike Lee is 57. Actress Theresa Russell is 57. Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway is 57. Actress Holly Hunter is 56. Rock musician Slim Jim Phantom (The Stray Cats) is 53. Actress-model-designer Kathy Ireland is 51. Actor David Thewlis is 51. Rock musician Adrian Oxaal (James) is 49. Actress Jessica Lundy is 48. Actress Liza Snyder is 46. Actor Michael Rapaport is 44. Actor Alexander Chaplin is 43. Rock singer Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) is 38.



Bill seeks to update public records laws


Government Meetings THURSDAY, MARCH 20 WESTFIELD City Council Sub- committee Personnel Action Committee 5:45 p.m. City Council Sub-Committee Finance Committee 6:30 p.m.

BLANDFORD Library Trustees Meeting at 7:30 pm

HUNTINGTON Selectboard at 1 pm

By STEVE LeBLANC Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — A Beacon Hill committee has recommended lawmakers take a second look at the Massachusetts Legislature’s long-standing exemption from the state’s open meeting law. The recommendation is part of a bill which seeks to update and strengthen the state’s public records laws — including making it easier for the press and citizens to obtain official documents faster and in an electronic form. The bill, which won a favorable recommendation from the Committee on State Administration last week, would also create a special commission to study the possibility of applying Massachusetts’ open meetings law to the House and Senate. Lawmakers are currently exempt from the open meeting law, and routinely conduct some of their business — such as holding legislative caucuses and debating portions of bills like the state budget — behind closed doors with no written record. First Amendment groups, journalists and others have long argued that the state’s public records law is outdated and that requests are frequently ignored or rejected by government agencies, and when material is released, it often is delivered in bulky hard copy with an exorbitant fee attached. The bill would encourage more electronic recordskeeping and, when possible, allow some records to be obtained free of charge from government websites. “We love the bill. It’s great,” said Pam Wilmot, executive director of Massachusetts Common Cause. “This bill would put teeth into the law.” The bill also requires every state agency to designate “records access officers” to handle requests. They would have 15 days to comply with a request. The proposal also tries to keep down the cost of obtaining records on paper. For hard copies, agencies would be barred from charging more than the actual cost of reproducing the record. No more than 5 cents a page could be charged for standard-sized black and white copies. The bill also allows the fee to be waived if the request “is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of (government) operations.” At an October hearing at the Statehouse, representatives of The Associated Press and the Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association expressed support for capping the fees for copies of public records at the amount it costs the state agency to produce them. The bill also requires every state agency to make reasonable efforts to provide free Internet access to a slew of public documents in searchable form including annual reports, winning bids for public contracts, notices of hearings, reports to lawmakers and final opinions, decisions, orders, or votes from agencies. The bill also seeks to eliminate outdated portions of the existing law including the requirement that all public records be printed on “paper made of linen rags and new cotton clippings, well sized with animal sizing and well finished or on one hundred per cent bond paper sized with animal glue or gelatin.”

SOUTHWICK Economic Development 7:00 p.m. Board of Water Commissioners7:00 p.m.

Westfield Mayor Daniel Knapik, right, raises the American Red Cross flag as part of Red Cross Month. Joining in the March 7 ceremony is Richard Rubin, executive director of the American Red Cross Westfield Chapter, left of Knapik, and invited guests, including several of the chapter’s board members and Steve and Sue Oleksak. The ceremony took place in the front lawn of City Hall. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

Red Cross Continued from Page 1 theme for the night. This year’s motif will be also been involved sponsoring teams in the an oldies night. The bar will be redone to look Westfield Little League, some of which Steve like a soda fountain and guests can dress up in and Sue themselves have coached. For all of a variety of ways befitting to the era – any- March, Green Meadow will make a donation thing from Fonzie’s jacket and hair to a full to the Red Cross with every mulch purchase. hippie outfit. Old-fashioned candy will also be “You just have to help wherever you can, available. however you can,” said Steve. His wife Sue Cory and the Knightsmen, who have played served on the Red Cross’s Greater Westfield at innumerable Westfield events for years, will Board. be performing for cocktail hour and through“The Red Cross does a lot in our communiout the night.Over 1,500 invitations will be ty,” said Sue. “It’s great to help in any way you going out this week to local businesses, sup- can.” porters of the Red Cross, and regular invitees. While the Red Cross is largely known for its Companies often buy their own tables. international work, it is also deeply involved In addition to a dinner and numerous silent in local communities. Its Greater Westfield and live auctions, with Bo Sullivan serving as chapter performs regular blood collections the auctioneer for the night, the night serves to ever year, aids in collegiate nurse education recognize a local hero or heroes for outstand- through both hands-on experience opportuniing service to their communities. Last year’s ties and academic training, and is heavily honoree was Executive Director of the Boys involved in supporting the Greater Westfield and Girls Club of Greater Westfield, Bill area’s veterans. Parks. This year the dinner will recognize In addition to this fundraiser, the Red Cross Steve and Sue Oleksak. will hold numerous other local events to com“The common denominator for all these memorate the month such as blood drives, a people we’ve honored is that they’ve all had a Measles Drive Initiative at Walmart headed by major, positive impact on our community,” Westfield High School Honors Society stusaid Rubin. dents who will man donation stations, general Steve is the head of local business Green Red Cross collection canisters being put out in Meadow Lumber, which has been the corpo- Westfield’s Dunkin’ Donut shops and a disasrate sponsor for the Boys and Girls Club Golf ter relief drive on the city’s green by Westfield Classic for over 25 years. Green Meadow has State University students.

Residency Continued from Page 1 Hampden County Registrar of Deeds. High School for a year, after which his family The packet also included a link to a candi- determined that Westfield was a better place to date profile which appeared in The Reminder live, and that he is a 1998 graduate of Westfield that wrote that the candidate was born in High School. “Newtown,” which the packet asserted as The packet posed the question “How long referring to Newtown, Connecticut. was John Velis an actual resident of Westfield Velis said he too received the packet and prior to leaving for college?” addressed the allegations. “Moving to Longmeadow is something I’ve “My sister and I were born at Newton- never attempted to hide,” said the 34-year-old Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Massachusetts,” Velis in response. “And with the exception of said Velis, who stated that he currently resides undergraduate schooling in Florida, law school on Holland Avenue in Westfield. “When I was in Boston, and serving in the war, I’ve lived in young, my aunt was sick with a degenerative Westfield the overwhelming majority of my illness that eventually caused her death, and life.” we moved to Longmeadow so my mother “I’ve never denied living in Longmeadow could be near her sister.” and the Velis family has been in Westfield for Velis added that he did attend Longmeadow over 80 years,” he said.

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MONDAY, MARCH 24 TOLLAND Men’s Coffee at PSC Building at 7:45 am Board of Selectmen at 5 pm

TUESDAY, MARCH 25 WESTFIELD Cable Television Commission 7:00 p.m. Conservation Commission Public Hearing - Tortoriello, 229 Montgomery Road 6:30 p.m.

SOUTHWICK Planning Board Public Hearing 7:15 p.m.

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Home Rule Continued from Page 1 Authority will be opposed to. Rep. Kulik would ‘step aside.’ “I did not, when “It’s not something Rep. (Stephen) Kulik I was looking at bills I wanted to file this sesand I have had time to talk about yet,” he said, sion, say ‘I would love a bill that removes a adding that he is seeking a time to meet with community from a district.’ If Worthington the Democrat from Worthington on the situa- changes its mind, it changes everything.” tion, one that Kulik has taken considerable heat Hague spoke of working on a compromise for from his constituents when he filed between Worthington and the other six towns, Worthington’s Home Rule legislation in an and said that their potential departure would informal session. hurt the remaining children in the district. The bill was voted on by only five members “Our towns are shrinking, and we have less of the legislature, and many in Chester, and less children, and if one town is allowed to Huntington and Middlefield, Gateway Regional leave, we’re not going to be able to offer as communities which sit in Kulik’s district, along much to the remaining children,” she said. “I with the other three Gateway Regional towns think the people here in this room are the best of Blandford, Russell, and Montgomery, have people to solve this problem. I don’t think the expressed their displeasure. state should’ve gotten involved so quickly. I “I’m upset that Representative Kulik didn’t think this is something we can work out at the recuse himself from voting because he’s from local level.” Worthington, and I’ve spoken with him about “There’s a lot of frustration,” Chester that,” said Pandora Hague, a selectman from Selectman John Baldasaro said. “If we get Russell. “I don’t think it’s fair because he rep- everyone in a room with Worthington, without resents some of the other towns.” attorneys and legislators, and say ‘what’s the “We shouldn’t be taking any time out of the problem?’, which we probably should’ve done school’s resources that our tax dollars pay, to five years ago, we may be able to work this out, work on this,” said Burnham, who expressed a but it appears that opportunity is slipping desire to seek the help of an outside auditor and away.” possibly a professional mediator. “Kulik said “At its core, it’s a challenge that many of the that he was talking about transitional assistance smaller communities are facing,” Downing for the towns. He mentioned a pothole fund, said. “How to maintain access for high class which sounds like a fund for when you forget education at a time of tight budgets. I don’t to fund something. Huntington is looking for fault anybody in this room for their frustration something to support us for the long haul, not because we don’t have the right policy process for something to appease us.” set up to solve challenges like these.” Burnham was vocal about other issues, most Downing, whose district comprises all of notably Chapter 70 funding and vocational Berkshire County and portions of the other transportation funding. three western Mass. counties, said the issues “Everybody loves vocational education,” are exacerbated by the locations of districts said Downing. “It’s a matter of how we pay for like Gateway. it. McCann Tech is a top-notch vocational dis“This is an issue that is most acute in the trict in one corner of my district. Everybody hilltowns and small towns of western Mass., an wants to get up there and it costs money to get area that is in many ways unlike a majority of everyone in buses up there. How we pay for it the State of Massachusetts,” Downing said. is by no means ideal.” “So we’re trying to solve these acute problems Downing, when asked whether he would while many other parts of the state don’t even possibly withdraw the bill, replied curtly. know they exist.” “There is a process by which you can with“We’re trying to do all we can as a delegadraw legislation… I’m not going to withdraw tion, to meet the common needs and goals of it. I represent Worthington too,” he said, but these communities,” he said. “I think there’s a added that, should the town change it’s mind way to do it. I appreciate the input tonight, and and withdraw it themselves, he said he and we’ll go from there.”

Harlow Pomeroy fills the evaporator at his maple sugar house in Westfield. (File photo by Frederick Gore)

Maple Season Continued from Page 1 Despite these setbacks there is still time to enjoy the remainder of the maple season, featuring maple products ranging from maple candies and sweets to the classic maple syrup with pancakes and waffles. If you can’t make it to a sugar house yourself, the Southwick Senior Center is hosting a trip to see how maple sugar is made at the Maple Corner Farm Sugar House on March 29. “After tapping the trees we boil it down and then put it into containers,” Ripley said. “We get lots of visitors. We have lots of syrup sold and people look forward to the season.” If interested in visiting, Maple Corner Farm Sugar House is located on 794 Beech Hill Road in Granville and Pomeroy Sugar House is located on 491 Russellville Road in Westfield.

An inspector at the Pomeroy Sugar House in Westfield checks the color of a batch of syrup. (File photo by Frederick Gore)




Barack Obama touts Patrick as 2016 contender By Jennifer Epstein Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick shouldn’t rule out a bid for national office in 2016, President Barack Obama said in an interview Wednesday. “Deval’s done a great job and I think signals that he could be very successful at the federal as well,” Obama told New England Cable News in response to a question about whether Patrick should run for president or vice president in 2016. “It’s wise for him not to foreclose it because he’s an enormous talent and I know he’s still got a lot of energy and vision left in him,” the president added. Patrick is nearing the end of his second term as governor and has chosen not to run for reelection later this year. But before Patrick thinks about what comes next, Obama expects to see Patrick take some time to decompress. “Knowing his wife as I do that they’re gonna be taking a little bit of time off,” the president said of his longtime friends and political allies. Obama was also asked about Scott Brown, the former Massachusetts senator who is seriously considering a bid in New Hampshire, and suggested that the Republican think about moving to yet another state. “If Brown wants to move down to Texas, we could always use moderate Republicans down there,” he said. But New Hampshire “has it covered” with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat.

President Obama: U.S. doing all it can on Flight 370 By Jennifer Epstein President Barack Obama is confident that U.S. authorities are doing all they can to assist in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet and says he understands the “uncertainty” that victims’ families feel. The NTSB and FBI are “absolutely” doing all they can, he said in response to a question from a reporter from KDFW in Dallas. One of the Americans believed to be aboard the plane is Philip Wood, an IBM employee who grew up in the DallasFort Worth area. “We want to send out our thoughts and prayers to all the families that have been affected but particularly our American families,” Obama said in his first public comments about the missing plane. “I can only imagine what they’re going through — all this uncertainty that’s taken place.” Flight 370 has been missing since March 8. It was carrying 239 people when it left Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing.

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John Podesta knocks greens on natural gas By Andrew Restuccia White House adviser John Podesta took aim Wednesday at environmentalists who have criticized the Obama administration’s support for natural gas. “If you oppose all fossil fuels and you want to turn that switch off tomorrow, that is a completely impractical way of moving toward a clean-energy future,” Podesta told reporters during a roundtable discussion at the White House. “With all due respect to my friends in the environmental community, if they expect us to turn off the lights and go home, that’s sort of an impractical suggestion,” he added. Podesta’s comments were in line with the administration’s long-running talking points, but they‘re likely to anger many in the liberal wing of the environmental movement, which has launched increasingly aggressive attacks against fracking and liquefied natural gas exports. And they signal that the former president of the liberal think tank Center for American Progress isn’t afraid to part ways his his former compatriots to make the case for the president’s climate agenda, a topic he said he spends about half his time working on. Podesta’s comments come one day after the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, and a slew other green groups called on President Barack Obama to reject calls to speed up permits to export U.S. liquefied natural gas, arguing that the policy would violate the administration’s pledge to tackle climate change. Asked about the criticism, Podesta spoke generally, saying the country would benefit if more power plants relied on gas. “So I think we remain committed to developing the resource and using it, and we think there’s an advantage, particularly in the electricity generation sector, to move it forward,” he said. Over the past few decades, about half the U.S. power supply has come from coal-fired power plants, which emit twice as much carbon dioxide as plants that run on natural gas. He shrugged off the call for Obama to step back from LNG exports, saying that the Energy Department was in charge of reviewing the export applications. The department is considering applications on a plant-by-plant basis.

John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, also defended natural gas, which some greens say is not as climate friendly as the administration or the energy industry claims because of stray methane emissions from wells and pipes. “The basic story on methane, including from the LNG sector, is that the emissions are definitely big enough to be worth reducing, but they’re not big enough to imperil the advantage that natural gas has over coal as a way to generate electricity,” Holdren told reporters at the meeting. Podesta said the Obama administration is “in the throes” of finalizing an administration-wide strategy for tackling methane leaks from oil and natural gas development, and that plan should be issued “in the not-too-distant future.” Many green groups and energy experts have raised red flags about methane, the main component of natural gas and a far more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Methane leaks during natural gas production and processing contradict the assertions that it’s a cleaner alternative to coal development, some environmentalists argue. But Holdren said fixing the leaky wells, pipelines and processing plants can solve the problem. “What you’ll see when the strategy comes out is a variety of focuses on how to reduce emissions. We think there are a lot of opportunities for doing that that will simply magnify the advantage that natural gas has over coal in electricity generation and also potentially over gasoline in vehicle propulsion,” Holdren said. The environmental community is far from unified on natural gas. While more liberal groups like the Sierra Club and have been critical of natural gas development, the Environmental Defense Fund is working closely with industry groups to come up with solutions to the methane problem. Holdren and Podesta acknowledged that most countries face huge challenges to meeting their global warming target of limiting the rise in global temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius compared with pre-industrial levels. “Obviously, the longer the world delays in taking aggressive See Greens, Page 5

Nakamoto ‘unconditionally’ denies creating Bitcoin By Zachary Warmbrodt The man Newsweek tagged as the creator of bitcoin on Monday gave his strongest denial yet that he had anything to do with the virtual currency. In a statement provided by his lawyer, Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto said he “unconditionally” rejected the March 6 Newsweek report and said the first time he heard the term “bitcoin” was from his son in mid-February. “I did not create, invent or otherwise work on Bitcoin,” he said in a statement. Nakamoto denied he created bitcoin the day after the story came out in an interview with The Associated Press, but Newsweek said it stood behind the story. This kicked off a round of speculation about who is right and whether Nakamoto was simply trying to avoid unwanted attention. The 64-year-old was swarmed by a throng of reporters at his home early this month after the Newsweek cover story said he was the elusive “Satoshi Nakamoto,” an Internet figure or figures associated with creating bitcoin in 2008, who then disappeared from public view in 2011. In his statement Monday, Nakamoto made clear there is no ambiguity in his denial. “My prospects for gainful employment has been harmed because of Newsweek’s article,” said Nakamoto, an engi-

neer. “Newsweek’s false report has been the source of a great deal of confusion and stress for myself, my 93-year-old mother, my siblings and their families.” Nakamoto said he disconnected his Internet service last

year because of “severe financial distress” and that he is recovering from prostate surgery and a stroke. He said it would be his last public statement on the matter. “Newsweek has not received any statement or letter from either Mr. Nakamoto or his legal counsel,” the magazine said in a statement on its website Monday. “If and when we do, we will respond as necessary.” Newsweek’s story “The Face Behind Bitcoin” — which marked the relaunch of the magazine’s print edition — cited a driveway interview with

Nakamoto, flanked by police, wherein he said he was “no longer involved in that.” Nakamoto later told the AP he was not referring to bitcoin. ”After being contacted by a reporter, my son called me and used the word, which I had never before heard,” Nakamoto said in his statement. “Shortly thereafter, the reporter confronted me at my home. I called the police. I never consented to speak with the reporter. In an ensuing discussion with a reporter from the Associated Press, I called the technology ‘bitcom.’ I was still unfamiliar with the term.”

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Parking sidewalk curb cuts or sidewalk bumpouts. Nicoletti said the distance from offstreet parking lot to downtown businesses, and the condition of many sidewalks, is a barrier to many residents with mobility disabilities. The on-street parking would give better access to the residents. The two board discussed the design of the on-street parking, which is complicated by the fact that there are a number of handicap-van designs with ramps that open to both the right and left side of the van, as well as those which open to the rear. The height of curbs is also a critical concern for the ramps to open properly.



Continued from Page 1 Curbs too high just bump the ramp back to a starting position; curbs too low create too steep an angle for a wheelchair to safely descend. City Engineer Mark Cressotti, a member of the Traffic Commission said “I’d appreciate more direction” and that just designating handicapped spaces randomly reduces the parking available in an area where parking is at a premium. Off-street parking director Denise Carey said the state Legislature has been working to develop guidelines, but that the issue has been in committee for several years. “Would the city be in violation if we put in those (locally designed) spaces

before the state guideline comes out?” Carey asked. Boldini said another issue is that there are no time limits on handicapped parking. “It’s a first come, first served situation,” Boldini said. “There is no time limit for a motor vehicle with a (handicap) placard, so someone could take up that space for the entire day.” Boldini made a motion to seek further information from the Engineering and Law departments and from the state Office on Disability “so we do it correctly” before recommending action on the issue to the City Council.


Emergency Response and Crime Report Saturday, March 15, 2014 12:21 a.m.: incapacitated person, Colonial Pine Acres, a caller reports her neighbor’s son appears to be intoxicated and may harm himself, the responding officer reports he found the 22-year-old youth crying outside, the youth’s mother said that he was intoxicated and said she had been drinking also, the woman said that she was unable to care for her son in his condition and he was placed in protective custody; 1:36 a.m.: motor vehicle violation, Union Ave., an officer monitoring the bars closing reports a vehicle seen operating unsafely in a parking lot near one of the bars entered the roadway with a burst of speed and disregard for pedestrians who were obliged to move quickly to avoid the car, the vehicle was stopped on on Union Street and the operator acknowledged that he was angry when he left the bar, the man presented an out-of-state driver’s license but was found to be a resident of the Commonwealth, a check revealed that the man had been denied a license in Massachusetts, Corey Marquez, 24, of 9 Leete St., Springfield, was arrested for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and negligent operation of a motor vehicle; 9:32 a.m.: arrest, Washington Street, a known substance abuser came to the station, the man was found to be the subject of an outstanding warrant, Dmitriy V. Pyatachenko, 21, of 48 Taylor St., was arrested on the warrant issued this year by Springfield District Court; 11:23 a.m.: found property, Cross Street, a caller reports finding a hypodermic syringe on the sidewalk, the responding officer reports the syringe was properly disposed of; 11:30 a.m.: assist resident, East Bartlett Street, a caller reports a male party who was stabbed the night before is at her apartment door, dual response dispatched, the responding officer reports that the known person was found with a large laceration on his neck but declined to explain how he was injured, the man was transported to Noble Hospital for treatment; 11:34 a.m.: vandalism, Conner Ave., a caller reports that a known person smashed a windshield and slashed tires earlier in the morning, the responding officer reports the complainant said that the known person had been seen kicking the vehicle in the early hours of the morning and after daylight the complainant found that the windshields and tires on the vehicles had been damaged; 1:38 p.m.: animal complaint, Noble Street at Old Town Ford Way, a caller reports she has taken custody of a stray golden retriever dog found in the area of the Ely Dolan apartment complex, the animal control officer reports he is responding to a call in West Springfield and cannot respond immediately, the caller elected to transport the dog to the municipal animal shelter; 2:48 p.m.: counterfeiting, East Main Street, a caller from an East Main Street business reports that a customer offered a $100 bill which failed the marker test, the responding officer reports the caller had completed her shift and had left; 7:40 p.m.: assist citizen, Springfield Road, a caller reports she has locked her keys inside her running vehicle, the responding firefighters report entry was made; 8:28 p.m.: assault, Belmont Street, a caller reports a female party was assaulted by two identified persons, the responding officer report that he accounts offered by the participants are conflicting and he cannot establish what happened, the participants were advised they could seek criminal complaints at Westfield District Court; 9:08 p.m.: vandalism, Frank Circle, a caller reports that her house was twice struck with eggs, the responding officer reports he spoke with a neighbor’s children and they apologized to the complainant, the officer reports the eggs caused no damage; 10:52 p.m.: suspicious activity, Chapman Playground, St. Paul Street, officers investigated a vehicle at the playground and found the occupants had been smoking marijuana, paraphernalia was seized and city ordinance violation citations were issued. Sunday, March 16, 2014 1:34 a.m.: accident, Pochassic Street at Montgomery Street, a caller reports that a vehicle went off the road and down an embankment but the operator appears to be uninjured as he is out of the vehicle and stumbling around as if he may be intoxicated, the responding officer reports the operator was not injured but was found to be intoxicated, Benjamin C. Cain, 20, of 27 Caitlin Way, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and a marked lanes violation; 2:05 a.m.: accident, Shaker Road, a caller reports an accident, the responding officer reports the operator was not injured but acknowledged that she had a couple of drinks at a friend’s house, the woman failed a field sobriety test, Heather N. Chistolini, 25, of 48 Colony Circle, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and a marked lanes violation; 2:33 a.m.: disturbance, Elm Street, a caller reports that a known person is on a railroad overpass throwing objects at passing vehicles, the responding officer reports the suspect was detained on Orange Street, Sheen M. Benoit, 24, of 47 Taylor Ave., was arrested for disorderly conduct; 3:42 a.m.: disabled vehicle, North Road, a caller reports a possible accident, dual response dispatched, the responding officer reports that an operator who was found to be intoxicated drove off the road but was not injured, Shawn Miller, 28, of 1429 Main St., Marshfield, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor and negligent operation of a motor vehicle; 9:16 a.m.: suspicious person, East Silver Street, a caller from a drug store reports that male party who engendered concerns that he might steal small expensive merchandise items in the area he was lingering was asked to leave, employees said that they believe the same man had stolen the merchandise on a pervious occasion but said that they knew none was stolen at that time because the store has not been restocked with the expensive teeth whitening product since the last theft of the merchandise, the dispatcher notified other local drug stores of the incident; 11:11 a.m.: animal complaint, a caller reports that a potbellied pig is at large in the area, the responding animal control

officer reports he and bystanders were unable to catch the pig and he asked the bystanders to call the dispatcher if the pig comes back, see 2:33 p.m. Monday entry; 12:10 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, East Main Street, a traffic enforcement officer reports a traffic stop, the plates on the car were found to be expired and to have been issued to a different vehicle, the car was towed to the police impound yard; 2:18 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, East Main Street, a traffic enforcement officer reports a traffic stop, the vehicle’s registration was found to have been revoked for lack of insurance, the car was towed to the police impound yard; 4:44 p.m.: assist citizen, Mill Street, a caller report he locked his keys in his car with his daughter strapped into her car seat, the responding firefighters report entry was gained; 7:36 p.m.: lost property, Mill Street, a resident came to the station to report that he lost his wallet in a Mill Street parking lot; 8:26 p.m.: officer wanted, Elm Street, a caller reports a male party said that he had been robbed and asked the caller to call police, the responding officer reports the man was found to be too intoxicated to care for himself and he was taken into protective custody; Monday, March 17, 2014 8:33 a.m.: motor vehicle violation, Southampton Road, a patrol officer reports a traffic stop, the vehicle’s registration was found to have been revoked for lack of insurance, the car was towed to the police impound yard; 12:52 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, Southampton Road, a patrol officer reports a traffic stop, the vehicle was found to have been registered in the Commonwealth for three months but never inspected, the operator’s license was found to be suspended, a criminal complaint was filed; 1:21 p.m.: suspicious person, Whitney Playground, Shepard Street, a patrol officer reports he observed an occupied vehicle parked in an inconspicuous place and investigated it, the officer reports he identified the occupants and found one to be the subject of a warrant issued by Holyoke Juvenile Court, the boy was arrested on the warrant; 1:49 p.m.: found property, a resident came to the station to surrender an air pistol he reports he found near the intersection of Elm and Franklin streets, the pistol was stored for safekeeping; 2:33 p.m.: animal complaint, Carroll Drive, the director of animal control operations reports he took custody of a stray potbellied pig and transported it to the municipal animal shelter; 3:50 p.m.: assist other police department, Westfield State University, 577 Western Ave., WSU police request the use of a cell for a person arrested by that department, a cell monitor was provided but the prisoner was released by the bail clerk at 4:17 p.m.; 5:29 p.m.: city ordinance violation, St. Paul Street, a community policing officer reports he again addressed an issue of a stored unregistered motor vehicle which has been on the property for more than a year, the officer reports the owner has been told repeatedly that he must remove or register the pickup truck, a city ordinance violation citation was issued; 7:15 p.m.: fire, Belleview Drive, a caller reports flames are visible at the top of a chimney, dual response dispatched, the responding firefighters report the resident had extinguished the fire prior to their arrival, walls and adjacent areas were checked with a thermal imaging device for extensions of the fire but none were found; 7:30 p.m.: gas leak, Elm Street, a caller reports a strong smell of natural gas, dual response dispatched, the responding firefighters report that the odor appeared to be coming from two vacant buildings which were not properly secured, the G&E responded to shut off the gas supply, the firefighters report that there are signs of habitation in the vacant building and the leak may have been caused by an attempt to remove piping, the buildings were vented and secured as best as possible and the gas was left shut off; 9:16 p.m.: disturbance, Jefferson St., a caller reports a fight, the responding officer reports he was told that a minivan had struck a refuse receptacle but no operator was found with the damaged vehicle, a female party who said that she and her former boyfriend own the vehicle and stated that he had been operating it when it was damaged in the crash, the investigation officer reports that he discovered evidence which positively established the man’s presence at a Holyoke fast food restaurant six minutes after she reported him to be involved in the crash; 10:57 p.m.: disturbance, Taylor Avenue, a caller reports neighbors are yelling, stomping and creating a disturbance, the responding office reports a female party who was intoxicated was found to have been the source of the disturbance and she was placed in protective custody.


April Mayor’s Coffee Hour — Your Voice, Your City WESTFIELD, MA- Renaissance Manor of Westfield is the host of the Mayor’s April Coffee Hour. The Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Daniel Knapik would like to invite you to participate in this free meeting. This event will be held on Monday, April 7, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at 37 Feeding Hills Road, Westfield, MA. The Mayor would like your participation in the upcoming Coffee Hour by submitting any questions, concerns, or ideas for discussion. He will also provide any updates or news about our great City. To register please call Pam Bussell at the Chamber office at (413) 568-1618 or email info@westfieldbiz. org. The coffee hour is free and open to the public.

Obituaries Janice Hills WESTFIELD - Janice (Barnes) Hills, 93, passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014. She leaves her son, Robert Hills of West Suffield, CT; her daughters, Bonnie Hills and Beverly Hills of Westfield, Denise Hills of Russell; her brothers, Edward Barnes and wife Lois of Westfield, Donald Barnes and wife Kyoko of Browns Mills, NJ; her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, George Hills; son, Gary Hills; daughter-in-law, Barbara Hills; grandson, Garry Hills and sister, Shirley MacBrian. There are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held, Monday, April 28, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in Pine Hill Cemetery, Westfield.

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Greens Continued from Page 4 action to reduce emissions, have an impact on the Ukraine the more challenging it crisis in the short-term becomes to meet that target. because the companies aren’t And I would say it is now slated to begin exporting very challenging indeed,” LNG until at least 2015, he Holdren said. “But what is said. perfectly clear is we know the As experts had previously direction in which we need to told POLITICO, Podesta said go. We need to reduce emis- he doesn’t expect Russia to sions and have a variety of cut natural gas supplies to tools for doing that, and we Europe. are using as many of them as “We don’t anticipate a gas we can.” interruption. The Russians Podesta said the adminis- earned $50 billion per year of tration is developing its post- sales from exports to Europe. 2020 climate plan as part of But given the way things have international climate change gone, we are obviously watchtalks that will culminate in a ing this closely,” he said. meeting in Paris in 2015. “We’re at work on putting forward the commitment that the United States will make, and we have a commitment to do that by the first quarter of Yankee Village Shops 2015,” he said. 53 Southwick Rd. Podesta also talked about the tension in Ukraine and the (Route 10 & 202) administration’s effort to help Westfield, MA reduce Europe’s dependence (413) 562-9792 on Russia for natural gas. HOURS: “Of course we’re taking Mon-Thur 10-6 steps to — some immediate Friday 10-3 • Sat 10-1 steps — to assess Ukraine and both in the short-term and the 57 Maple Street mid-term to reassure and East Longmeadow, MA ensure energy security in con(413) 526-9790 junction with our European HOURS : Mon-Fri 10-6pm partners,” he said. Saturday 9-1pm But speeding up approval of LNG applications won’t



ARTSLEISURE The Arts Beat By Mark Auerbach

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Pop-rock idol Rick Springfield brings his Stripped Down Tour to The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, for one performance, on March 26 at 7:30 p.m. Rick Springfield fans will get to witness the poprock idol as they’ve never seen him before in his first-ever solo acoustic tour! In addition to playing unplugged versions of many of his memorable tunes, Springfield will share stories about the songs and his life during the

performances and do a Q&A session with fans after the performance. Springfield is known for one of his most famed hits, the Grammy Award-winning #1 single “Jessie’s Girl,” a landmark of ’80s pop-rock that helped establish the emerging music video age. His 1983 album went platinum on the strength of hits “Human Touch,” “Souls,” and “Affair of the Heart.” That same year Springfield won the American Music Award for “Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist.” Springfield is also known for his role as Dr. Noah Drake on the daytime drama General Hospital. For tickets: 413-997-4444 or

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Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition. Mr. Kutik holds a bachelor’s degree (cum laude) from Boston University and a master’s degree from the New England Conservatory in Boston where he makes his home. He has a new album, “Music from The Suitcase: A Collection of Russian Miniatures” out next month on the Marquis Classics label. Bring a non-perishable food item to the performance. The Springfield Symphony Orchestra is participating in this year’s national “Orchestras Feeding America” food drive, an initiative launched in 2009 by the League of American Orchestras. They’re partnering with the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. For tickets and details: 413-733-2291 or www.

Sharr White’s well-received drama/thriller “The Other Place”, brought home rave reviews in its New York debut last year. TheaterWorks in Hartford, in a co-production with the Reprtory Theater of St. Louis, beings the hit to Hartford through April 19. TheaterWorks Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero stages the play. In “The Other Place”, a successful doctor, unravels while presenting a promising drug for dementia at a conference. Her seemingly successful career, marriage, and children begin to fall apart in an unorthodox, non-linear unfolding. White, an up-andcoming writer on the theatre scene, had a second Broadway play this year–”The Snow Geese”, which starred Mary Louise Parker. Another White play, “Annapurna” showcased the talents of Megan (“Will & Grace”) Mullally. Kate Levy plays the doctor in “The Other Place”. The cast includes r. Ward Duffy, Clark, Carmichael, and Amelia McClain. For tickets: 860-527-7838 or

Bach, Beethoven and Prokofiev Springfield Symphony Maestro Kevin Rhodes returns from Paris and Japan to conduct the orchestra in a program of Bach, Prokofiev, and Beethoven on Saturday, March 29 at Springfield’s Symphony Hall. Violinist Yevegeny Kutik solos on Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2. Kutik first made his debut with the Boston Pops and Maestro Keith Lockhart in 2003 playing the Sibelius Concerto as the 1st prize recipient of the Boston

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Pat Metheny and his band Unity Group bring some spring sizzle to the UMass Fine Arts Center on Wednesday, March 26, as part of their 44-city national tour. The group, including guitarist Metheny, Chris Potter on sax and bass clarinet, longtime collaborator Antonio Sanchez on drums, and Ben Williams on bass, and multi-instrumentalist Giulio Carmassi, all have a slew of credits and accolades to their names. They joined forces as Pat Metheny Unity Group. Their first recording was recently released on the Nonesuch label. Over the course of more than three decades, Metheny has set himself apart from the jazz mainstream, expanding and blurring boundaries and musical styles. His record-setting body of work includes 20 Grammy Awards in 12 separate categories; a series of influential trio recordings; award-winning solo albums; scores for hit Hollywood motion pictures; and collaborations and duets with major artists such as Ornette Coleman, Steve Reich, Charlie Haden, Brad Mehldau, and many others. His band the Pat Metheny Group, founded in 1977, is the only ensemble in history to win Grammys for seven consecutive releases. For tickets: 413-545-2511, 800-999-UMASS or www.

Keep in Mind… ***Deadly Deception at Sobibor, the story of the Nazi’s cover-up of a Polish concentration camp, is the subject of a new documentary by Longmeadow native Gary Hochman. Hochman is a film maker from PBS, who is best-known for the NOVA/PBS special ““Secrets Beneath The Ice” (about Antarctica and climate change). He’ll chat about his new documentary on Sunday, March 23 at 9:30 a.m. at Sinai Temple in Springfield. ——— 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

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WESTFIELD- Westfield State University will hold a juried art show “Transformation is Timeless, Interpretations of Westfield at 175” featuring two-dimensional painting, photography, drawing, or digital art that interprets your perception of Westfield State at 175 years from April 8-19 at the Arno Maris Gallery in the Ely Campus Center.There is no fee to participate in the art show and submissions can be any representation of Westfield State including the physical campus, and the university’s mascot, Nestor the Owl. There will be a reception on April 10 from 5:30 -8 p.m. and cash prizes will be awarded to the top three art pieces. Artwork should be delivered to the Arno Maris Gallery by March 27 during regular gallery hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 2-5:00 p.m., Thursday, 2 – 7:00 p.m., and Saturday 1:00-5:00 p.m. For more information, contact Janet Garcia at 572-8037.

History Speaker WESTFIELD- Please join us at the Westfield Athenaeum on Wednesday, April 2 at 7 p.m., as we welcome local Historian Rich Colton to our Spring Speaker Series. Mr. Colton will highlight the history of the Springfield Armory and the vital role it played in our national and local histories. Mr. Colton is the Historic Weapons Safety Officer at the Springfield Armory National Historic Site. He brings a wealth of knowledge about the Armory and historic firearms; and will present an interesting and informative lecture for our audience. This program is free and all are welcome. Please call the library for more information, 413-5620638.

Lunchtime Concerts Series WESTFIELD- Join us at the Westfield Athenaeum on April 3 at noon for another performance in our First Thursday’s lunchtime concerts series. The Athenaeum welcomes back musician Dan Daniels as he sings about the History of Country Music in his own inimitable fashion. As always, Soup’s On will be offering lunch beginning at 11:15 a.m. Bring your own or buy lunch at the Athenaeum! There is always something for everyone! Dan is sure to entertain and delight our audience and we hope to see you there! This program is free and all are welcome. Please call the library for more information, 413-562-0638.

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Join us to celebrate the talent of the students of Westfield Where: Westfield Vocational Technical High School 33 Smith Avenue When: Friday, March 28th 5:30pm – 8:30pm Saturday, March 29th 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Free & Open to the Public • Seethousands of art projects from students of all ages from all Westfield schools displayed throughout the halls of Westfield Vocational Technical High School. • And A special performance of the Toe Jam Puppet BandSaturday morning at 11:30 in the auditorium… donate a canned good for local food pantries. •Hear choral performances from Southampton Road, and Paper Mill Elementary Schools along with the South Middle, North Middle, and Westfield High jazz bands. These performances will take place in the auditorium on the upper level campus. • Toureleven (11) Career Technical Shops for a chance to win a TABLET. • Enjoy a pasta supper Friday evening for $5 a person and a Hearty Breakfast on Saturday morning for $5 a person. For a complete schedule go to volunteer



61st Annual Westfield High School Pops Concert

Sara Miller, Junior, Madeline Lukomski, Sophomore and Keri Paton Senior perform to the crowd.

The brass section takes their turn.

‘On Wings of Magic’

Once again the Westfield High School Band,under the direction of and Patrick T. Kennedy, Band Director, held its 61st Annual Westfield High School Pops Concert this past Friday, “On Wings of Magic”. Everyone thanks the new principal, Mr. Jonathan Carter, for sponsoring a luncheon for all who attended, and to Margaret Toomey and her Culinary Arts students for preparing and serving the meal. (Photos by Don Wielgus)

Pat Kennedy directed the Jazz Combo band.

Mike Santinello and Javier Cruz playing background music.

Madeline Lukomski, Sophomore, singing Michael Jackson’s Thriller with Pat Kennedy directing the Westfield High School Jazz Combo.

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THE WESTFIELD NEWSSPORTS Westfield ‘Y’ hosts the Mardi Gras Invitational WESTFIELD – On Saturday, March 1st, the Westfield YMCA Gymnastics Program hosted the 2014 Mardi Gras Invitational with over 80 gymnasts from four teams – Greenfield, Clark Memorial, Hampshire Regional, and the Westfield “Y”. The Westfield YMCA’s Level 3 Team placed 2nd with the score of 105.15. Contributing to the team score, in the 9-year-old age group, Madelyn Powers placed 3rd all-around and 3rd on bars. She also placed 1st on floor with a 9.3. Her teammate, Rylee Altieri, in the same age group placed 3rd on beam. Ten-year-old and up, Level 3, Zoe Oprecht placed 5th all-around and 4th on bars. Emma Cronin placed 3rd on vault, scoring a 9.1 and Nicole Marek placed 3rd on bars and 3rd on floor. The Level 4 Team also placed 2nd as a Team with the score of 104.15. In the 12-year-old and up age group, Lindsey Jacobs placed 1st all-around and also 1st on bars, floor and vault. Coming in a close second in all-around was Laura DelMonte, she also placed 2nd on bars, floor and vault. Julia Maryanski placed 1st on beam, scoring an 8.8, she also placed 3rd allaround. Bianca Hiltz placed 4th all-around and 4th on beam and floor. Team member, Heather O’Connor placed 4th on bars and vault. In the 11 year olds and under age group, Sierra Moulton placed 2nd on floor and 4th on vault, scoring a 9.0 on both events. Level 5 Team member, Isabella Rivera placed 2 on vault with a 9.0 and 3rd on

floor. From the Level 6 Team, Anna Grady placed 3rd on vault with a 9.0 and placed 4th all-around. Tai’le Oprecht placed 1st on floor with a 9.25, she also placed 3rd all-around. Miranda Wozniak placed 1st on bars and she placed 2nd on beam, floor vault and also in all-around. Avery Farquharson placed 1st on beam and vault and also placed 1st in all-around. Level 9, Samantha Dame placed 1st on bars and 2nd on beam and allaround. Level 9 teammate, Taryn Hamel

placed 1st on beam, floor and vault and also all-around. Xcel Silver team member, Megan Hawks placed 2nd on floor and 1st on vault with a 9.05, she also placed 1st all-around. The Westfield YMCA Gymnastics program is currently running their spring session. There are still spaces available. Registration has begun at the YMCA for the Summer Gymnastics Camp. Call the YMCA (562-8631) or check out their website for more info,

Westfield claims regular season title, postseason championship WESTFIELD – On Saturday, March 8, the Westfield Boys 5th/6th grade A team won the Suburban Red Division Championship basketball game 42-41 over Agawam at Westfield Middle School North. Westfield was also a regular season cochampion of the Suburban Red North Division with Amherst, and boasted an astounding 14-2 record. In the postseason, Westfield defeated Amherst 63-45 in the North Division finals March 6 and then went on to defeat Agawam (the South Division champion) at the finals. Westfield’s championship squad, are pictured: (front row left to right) Will Cameron, Ryan Phillips, Chad Bannish, Adam Garstka, and Tony Torres; (back row left to right) Coach Erick Garstka, Colby Gazda, Mario Pallotta, Kyle Grabowski, Mikey Hall, Jalen Moore, CJ Skribiski, Head Coach Pete Grabowski, and Coach Todd Phillips. (Submitted photo)



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FRIDAY March 28


MONDAY March 31



SOFTBALL vs. Agawam, 4 p.m. JV SOFTBALL vs. Agawam, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ JV LACROSSE at Amherst, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ V LACROSSE at Amherst, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ V LACROSSE at West Springfield, Clark Field, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ JV LACROSSE at West Springfield, Clark Field, 5:30 p.m.

BOYS’ V TENNIS at Central, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ V TRACK & FIELD at Northampton, 4 p.m.


BOYS’ V VOLLEYBALL at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech, 9 a.m. BOYS’ V LACROSSE at East Longmeadow, 1 p.m.

BASEBALL vs. Northampton, Bullens Field, 4 p.m. BOYS’ JV VOLLEYBALL at Putnam, 4 p.m. JV BASEBALL vs. Northampton, WHS, 4 p.m.


SOFTBALL vs. Smith Academy, 4 p.m. JV SOFTBALL vs. Smith Academy, 4 p.m.




BOYS’ TENNIS at Sci-Tech, Forest Park, 4 p.m.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL - SPRING TRAINING AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct Tampa Bay 13 4 .765 Cleveland 15 5 .750 Seattle 14 6 .700 Baltimore 10 7 .588 Detroit 11 8 .579 Oakland 11 8 .579 New York 12 9 .571 8 .556 Kansas City 10 Los Angeles 10 10 .500 Minnesota 7 9 .438 Houston 8 11 .421 Toronto 8 11 .421 Chicago 7 10 .412 Boston 8 12 .400 Texas 6 12 .333

NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct Miami 13 7 .650 Pittsburgh 11 7 .611 Arizona 11 9 .550 San Francisco 11 9 .550 Colorado 10 10 .500 Washington 10 10 .500 New York 9 10 .474 10 12 .455 Milwaukee St. Louis 7 9 .438 Chicago 10 13 .435 Cincinnati 9 13 .409 Atlanta 8 13 .381 Los Angeles 6 10 .375 11 .353 San Diego 6 13 .278 Philadelphia 5

Ortiz struggles again, Boston loses to Pirates FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Wandy Rodriguez pitched four strong innings in his third spring training start and the Pittsburgh Pirates held slumping David Ortiz hitless Wednesday night in beating the Boston Red Sox 4-2. Ortiz went 0 for 3 with a strikeout. He is hitting .067, going 2 for 30 with 10 strikeouts this spring. Rodriguez gave up one run on four hits and a walk with two strikeouts Red Sox right-hander Jake Peavy, in his second start after recovering from a cut on his finger, went 4 2-3 innings, giving up one run and four hits. He walked one and struck out five. Travis Ishikawa had two hits, including his second home run for the Pirates. Travis Snider

went 2 for 4. Dustin Pedroia led off the fourth with a double, scoring on a single by Xander Bogaerts. STARTING TIME Pirates: Rodriguez has been making steady progress this spring. He went 6-4 with a 3.59 ERA in 12 starts for Pittsburgh last year, but did not make a start after June 5 because of forearm discomfort. “He’s making pitches. A little bit up at times, but the fact that he’s out there, there’s no reservation,” said manager Clint Hurdle. “You don’t see any reservation. You don’t see any holding back. Throwing the curveball, all of it, the competitive nature. I’m real pleased See Red Sox, Page 11

NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. ___ Wednesday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 7, Atlanta 0 St. Louis 3, Minnesota 1 Tampa Bay 7, Baltimore 4 Toronto 11, Philadelphia 6 Milwaukee 9, Seattle 7 L.A. Angels 14, Chicago White Sox 10 Oakland 13, Cleveland 3 Houston 2, Washington 0 Pittsburgh 4, Boston 2 Kansas City 6, Cincinnati 3, 6 innings Colorado 9, Chicago Cubs 6 Thursday’s Games Toronto vs. Philadelphia (ss) at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia (ss) vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1:10 p.m. Seattle vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Texas vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 7:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Tampa Bay

English Premier League GP Chelsea 30 Liverpool 29 Arsenal 29 Manchester City 27 Tottenham 30 Everton 28 Manchester U 29 Southampton 30 Newcastle 29 Aston Villa 29 Stoke 30 West Ham 29 Hull City 29 Swansea 29 Norwich 30 West Brom 29 Crystal Palace 29 Sunderland 27 Cardiff City 30 Fulham 30

W 20 19 19 19 16 14 14 12 13 9 8 8 8 7 7 5 8 6 6 7

D L 6 4 5 5 5 5 3 5 5 9 9 5 6 9 9 9 4 12 7 13 10 12 7 14 6 15 8 14 8 15 13 11 4 17 7 14 7 17 3 20 Saturday, March 15 Hull City 0, Manchester City 2

GF 56 76 53 71 37 40 46 43 37 32 32 32 30 38 24 33 19 26 23 30

GA Pts 23 35 28 27 38 28 34 37 40 38 44 38 37 43 48 43 38 42 52 65

66 62 62 60 53 51 48 45 43 34 34 31 30 29 29 28 28 25 25 24

Everton 2, Cardiff City 1 Fulham 1, Newcastle 0 Southampton 4, Norwich 2 Stoke 3, West Ham 1 Sunderland 0, Crystal Palace 0 Swansea 1, West Brom 2 Aston Villa 1, Chelsea 0 Sunday, March 16 Manchester United 0, Liverpool 3 Tottenham 0, Arsenal 1 Saturday, March 22 Chelsea vs. Arsenal, 1245 GMT Cardiff City vs. Liverpool, 1500 GMT Everton vs. Swansea, 1500 GMT Hull City vs. West Brom, 1500 GMT Manchester City vs. Fulham, 1500 GMT Newcastle vs. Crystal Palace, 1500 GMT Norwich vs. Sunderland, 1500 GMT West Ham vs. Manchester United, 1730 GMT Sunday, March 23 Tottenham vs. Southampton, 1330 GMT Aston Villa vs. Stoke, 1600 GMT

at Port Charlotte, Fla., 7:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 10:05 p.m. Friday’s Games Miami vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Boston vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Washington vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Atlanta (ss) at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Atlanta (ss) vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Kansas City (ss) vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Kansas City (ss) vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 7:05 p.m. Oakland vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 9:35 p.m. San Diego vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 10:05 p.m. Saturday’s Games Detroit vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Boston vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Miami (ss) vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Miami (ss) at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Seattle (ss) vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (ss) vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Chicago White Sox (ss) at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Colorado (ss) vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Texas vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Seattle (ss) vs. Colorado (ss) at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m.



16 Albany (N.Y.) 71 16 Mt. St. Mary’s 64

Second Round Third Round

San Diego • Fri. Buffalo • Thurs. St. Louis • Fri.

11 Iowa 65

12 Xavier 59

16 Texas Southern 69

11 Tennessee 78

Men’s Division I Basketball Championship Sweet 16

Sweet 16

March 27-28

March 27-28

Second Round Third Round March 22-23

1 Arizona (30-4) 2:10 p.m.

16 Weber State (19-11)

16 Albany (N.Y.) (19-14) Mar. 22

8 Colorado (23-11)

March 20-21

1:40 p.m.

Elite Eight

Elite Eight

March 29-30

March 29-30

Mar. 23

8 Gonzaga (28-6) 4:40 p.m.

9 Pittsburgh (25-9)

9 Oklahoma St. (21-12) Mar. 27

5 VCU (26-8)

Mar. 27

5 Oklahoma (23-9)

7:27 p.m.

7:27 p.m.

12 Steph.F. Austin (31-2) Mar. 23

4 UCLA (26-8)

April 5


6 Ohio State (25-9)

Mar. 22

Arlington, Texas

9:57 p.m.

13 Tulsa (21-12)

12 N. Dakota St. (25-6)

Final Four

9:57 p.m.

13 New Mexico St. (26-9)


M e m p h i s , Te n n .

Anaheim, Calif.

Mar. 29

Mar. 29

12:15 p.m.

4 San Diego St. (29-4)

6 Baylor (24-11) 12:40 p.m.

11 Dayton (23-10)

11 Nebraska (19-12) Mar. 23

Mar. 22

3 Syracuse (27-5)

3 Creighton (26-7) 3:10 p.m.

2:45 p.m.

14 La-Lafayette (23-11)

14 Western Mich.(23-9) Mar. 27

7 New Mexico (27-6)

National Championship

1:40 p.m.

10 Stanford (21-12)

7 Oregon (23-9) 3:10 p.m.

10 BYU (23-11)

April 7

Mar. 23

2 Kansas (24-9)

Mar. 27

Mar. 22

4:10 p.m.

2 Wisconsin (26-7) 12:40 p.m.

15 Eastern Kent. (24-9)

15 American (20-12)

1 Virginia (28-6)

1 Wichita State (34-0) 7:10 p.m.

9:25 p.m.

16 Cal Poly (14-19)

16 Coastal Car. (21-12) Mar. 23

Mar. 23

8 Memphis (23-9)

8 Kentucky (24-10) 9:40 p.m.

6:55 p.m.

9 G. Washington (24-8)

9 Kansas State (20-12) Mar. 28

5 St. Louis (26-6) 7:20 p.m.

2:10 p.m.

12 N.C. State (22-13)

12 Harvard (26-4) 4 Michigan St. (26-8)

Mar. 22

Mar. 22

4 Louisville (29-5) 9:50 p.m.

4:40 p.m.



13 Manhattan (25-7)

N e w Yo r k


6 UMass (24-8)

13 Delaware 25-9) 6 North Carolina (23-9)

Mar. 30

2:45 p.m.

11 Providence 23-11)

11 Tennessee (22-12) Mar. 23

Mar. 23

3 Iowa State (26-7) 9:50 p.m.

3 Duke (26-8) 12:15 p.m.

14 N.C. Central (28-5)

14 Mercer (26-8) Mar. 28

7 Texas (23-10) 9:40 p.m.

6:55 p.m.

10 St. Joseph’s (24-9)

Mar. 22

Mar. 22

2 Villanova (28-4)

10 Arizona St. (21-11)

All times EDT

9:25 p.m.

2 Michigan (25-8) 7:10 p.m.

15 Milwaukee (21-13)

15 Wofford (20-12) AP

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Milwaukee • Thurs.

Mar. 28

7 UConn 26-8)

Raleigh • Fri.

Mar. 30

7:20 p.m.

Orlando • Thurs.

Mar. 28

5 Cincinnati (27-6)

St. Louis • Fri.

Raleigh • Fri.

16 Cal Poly 81

March 18-19 Dayton, Ohio

Milwaukee • Thurs.

Spokane • Thurs.

4:10 p.m.

12 N.C. State 74

San Antonio • Fri.

San Antonio • Fri.

1 Florida (32-2)

Red Sox


Spokane • Thurs.

Buffalo • Thurs.

March 22-23


First Round

San Diego • Fri.

Orlando • Thurs.

March 20-21

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Continued from Page 9 with the direction he’s headed and the effort he’s given us from the first day he showed up until now. He’s made a lot of progress.” Red Sox: Manager John Farrell was happy with Peavey’s performance. “In the outings that he’s made for us he’s showing good life to his fastball, decent power to it,” Farrell said. “And while he’s still trying to refine the touch and feel to his changeup, there were a lot of positives here tonight.” Peavy was delayed in camp after cutting his left index finger with a fishing knife on March 1. But, he is happy with his progress. “You’re trying to figure out your body and maybe it was going a little bit fast there early but things fell into place and I was able to calm down and get some good work in,” Peavy said. “I still got a lot of work to do, but another step in the right direction.” TRAINER’S ROOM Pirates: Chris Stewart underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Wednesday by Dr. James Andrews. In a release, the Pirates said the typical recovery time for a meniscal debridement is approximately four to six weeks. ... Chase d’Arnaud, a middle infielder who was playing center field in the eighth inning, attempted a diving catch of a flyball. But the ball bounced, striking him above the right eye. “Right eye contusion on the eyebrow, right above it, “ Hurdle said. “We’ll know more tomorrow.” Red Sox: Left-hander Craig Breslow, who has been delayed this spring after a heavy workload last season, threw a bullpen session Wednesday. He is scheduled to throw batting practice for the first time on Friday and could get into a game on Monday. ... Middlebrooks was back in the lineup after missing the last two games, and four of the last five, with a hyperextended right middle finger. REPLAY The Pirates hit into a double play to end the seventh. Hurdle challenged the ruling, but it was upheld after a video review by the umpires.

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA d-Boston 69 47 17 5 99 223 149 d-Pittsburgh 68 45 19 4 94 214 168 Tampa Bay 69 38 24 7 83 203 181 Philadelphia 68 36 25 7 79 195 195 Montreal 70 38 25 7 83 180 177 N.Y. Rangers 70 37 29 4 78 185 174 Toronto 71 36 27 8 80 208 219 Columbus 68 35 27 6 76 196 187 Washington 70 33 27 10 76 204 209 Detroit 68 31 24 13 75 178 190 New Jersey 69 29 27 13 71 168 180 Ottawa 68 28 27 13 69 194 229 Carolina 69 30 30 9 69 172 195 N.Y. Islanders 70 26 35 9 61 195 239 Florida 69 26 35 8 60 172 223 Buffalo 69 19 42 8 46 133 205 WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA d-St. Louis 69 47 15 7 101 226 156 d-Anaheim 69 45 17 7 97 220 175 San Jose 70 45 18 7 97 216 168 Chicago 70 40 15 15 95 237 182 Colorado 70 44 20 6 94 216 192 Los Angeles 69 38 25 6 82 168 148 Minnesota 69 36 23 10 82 171 168 Phoenix 69 33 25 11 77 192 196 Dallas 68 32 25 11 75 194 197 Vancouver 72 32 30 10 74 172 194 Winnipeg 71 32 30 9 73 199 208 Nashville 70 29 31 10 68 165 208 Calgary 69 28 34 7 63 168 203 Edmonton 70 25 36 9 59 176 225 NOTE: Two points for a win, Chicago 4, St. Louis 0 one point for overtime loss. Winnipeg 5, Colorado 4, OT d-division leader Vancouver 2, Nashville 0 Tuesday’s Games Boston 4, New Jersey 2 Minnesota 6, N.Y. Islanders 0 Pittsburgh 5, Dallas 1 Carolina 3, Columbus 1 Montreal 6, Colorado 3 N.Y. Rangers 8, Ottawa 4 Detroit 3, Toronto 2 Philadelphia 3, Chicago 2, OT Calgary 3, Buffalo 1 Edmonton 5, Nashville 1 Washington 3, Anaheim 2 Florida 3, San Jose 2 Wednesday’s Games Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 3

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

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf x-Indiana 50 18 .735 — 5-5 L-1 31-4 19-14 33-8 x-Miami 46 20 .697 3 4-6 L-1 26-6 20-14 28-13 d-Toronto 38 29 .567 11½ 7-3 W-1 20-13 18-16 23-16 Chicago 38 30 .559 12 6-4 W-1 21-13 17-17 26-14 Brooklyn 35 31 .530 14 8-2 W-2 22-11 13-20 20-20 Washington 35 32 .522 14½ 6-4 L-1 17-16 18-16 25-16 33 36 .478 17½ 6-4 L-2 19-15 14-21 21-20 Charlotte Atlanta 31 35 .470 18 5-5 W-5 20-11 11-24 21-19 New York 28 40 .412 22 7-3 W-7 16-20 12-20 20-23 Cleveland 26 42 .382 24 4-6 L-2 15-18 11-24 14-26 Detroit 25 42 .373 24½ 2-8 L-3 15-21 10-21 20-21 Boston 23 46 .333 27½ 3-7 W-1 15-21 8-25 19-20 Orlando 19 50 .275 31½ 2-8 L-7 15-18 4-32 15-28 Philadelphia 15 53 .221 35 0-10 L-22 8-28 7-25 10-31 Milwaukee 13 55 .191 37 2-8 L-5 8-27 5-28 11-31 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf d-San Antonio 51 16 .761 — 10-0 W-11 26-8 25-8 29-10 d-Oklahoma City 49 18 .731 2 6-4 W-1 28-7 21-11 29-12 d-L.A. Clippers 48 21 .696 4 9-1 L-1 29-5 19-16 29-12 Houston 45 22 .672 6 6-4 W-1 27-7 18-15 25-17 Portland 44 24 .647 7½ 4-6 W-1 25-9 19-15 24-20 Golden State 43 26 .623 9 7-3 W-2 22-11 21-15 24-17 Memphis 40 27 .597 11 8-2 W-2 21-14 19-13 22-19 Dallas 41 28 .594 11 5-5 L-1 22-11 19-17 21-19 Phoenix 39 29 .574 12½ 5-5 W-1 23-13 16-16 23-19 Minnesota 34 32 .515 16½ 7-3 W-2 19-13 15-19 19-22 Denver 31 37 .456 20½ 6-4 W-2 18-16 13-21 16-23 New Orleans 27 40 .403 24 4-6 L-1 16-17 11-23 11-29 Sacramento 24 44 .353 27½ 4-6 W-1 14-19 10-25 12-28 L.A. Lakers 22 45 .328 29 3-7 L-3 11-21 11-24 12-29 Utah 22 47 .319 30 1-9 L-6 14-19 8-28 11-31 d-division leader Boston 101, Miami 96 10:30 p.m. x-clinched playoff spot Memphis 96, Utah 86 Friday’s Games Toronto 107, New Orleans 100 Chicago at Indiana, 7 p.m. Tuesday’s Games New York 92, Indiana 86 New York at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Miami 100, Cleveland 96 Minnesota 123, Dallas 122, OT Oklahoma City at Toronto, 7 p.m. Atlanta 118, Toronto 113, OT Denver 118, Detroit 109 Boston at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Portland 120, Milwaukee 115, OT Phoenix 109, Orlando 93 Memphis at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento 117, San Antonio 125, L.A. Lakers 109 New Orleans at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Washington 111, OT Denver at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Golden State 103, Orlando 89 Thursday’s Games Detroit at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Oklahoma City at Cleveland, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Sacramento, Wednesday’s Games Minnesota at Houston, 8 p.m. 10 p.m. Chicago 102, Philadelphia 94 Washington at Portland, 10 p.m. Washington at L.A. Lakers, Brooklyn 104, Charlotte 99 Milwaukee at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

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Annie’s Mailbox By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar

Not Looking Forward Dear Annie: My husband and I are expecting our second child. When our first was born, my in-laws (who live out of town) visited shortly after the birth, and it was awful. They tried to separate me from our baby to have alone time with him. And instead of helping out, they created additional work, even though I was still recovering from the birth. I don’t want to shut them out, but would like the first visit to take place at least a month after the baby is born. My husband is understanding, but likes to please his family. How can I tactfully schedule a visit to preserve both my sanity and my relationship with my husband’s family? -- Not Looking Forward Dear Not: Your husband must agree to support you in this request. It would be best if he could convince his parents to wait before visiting. And of course, this is not their first grandchild, so they may be perfectly agreeable. If not, we recommend you enlist the help of your pediatrician to suggest that it’s better for the child to wait until he has had his first set of immunizations (usually at two months). When they press to come sooner, you can give in slowly and eventually settle on four weeks. We trust you will give the same information to your parents. Dear Annie: My husband and I own a home on a cul-de-sac. Most of the other original owners have moved on, and several of the homes are now rentals and inhabited by multiple families. This means many, many cars. Two homes alone account for 13 automobiles. Every home has a spacious garage and driveway, but these neighbors use that space for junk. As a result, we always have multiple cars parked in front of our house, sometimes for days at a time, including giant SUVs parked between two driveways, hanging over on each side. And because it’s a cul-de-sac, sometimes the cars are double-parked. I’ve called the police multiple times, but they don’t always show up, or by the time they arrive, the offending vehicle has been moved. A ticket or two might teach these people, but they just keep getting away with it. I’m so tired of looking out my living room window or sitting on my patio looking at other people’s cars. I feel as if I live in a parking lot. It’s not fair that I should need to move out of my retirement home in order to have a decent view. I know you cannot solve this for me. I’m just venting. -- Sick of Your Clunkers Dear Sick: We get it. Do you have a neighborhood or homeowners association of any kind that could mediate this? Do you think talking to your neighbors would help? People often don’t consider the possibility that their neighbors would be cooperative if they were approached in a spirit of friendship. But also ask the police whether there is anything else you can do. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Glad the Holidays are Over,” whose mother-in-law hogs the conversations and constantly talks about herself. That was me! For years, I was loud and abrasive, hogged conversations, interrupted and didn’t listen, thinking instead of what I was going to say next. I thought I was the life of the party and had to keep conversations going. I learned my lesson when I met another person like me. I heard people say how he wouldn’t let anyone get a word in edgewise and that he must not care about others. What an eye opener! Since then, I’ve learned to ask others questions and actually wait for the answers. It’s a relief not to be responsible for all of the conversation, and it allows me to get to know people better. Please cut this out and send it to those who feel they must keep talking to avoid odd silences. -- Minot, N.D. 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 MAYO VS. DRESSING Dear Readers: In Heloise Central, we were talking about mayonnaise and salad dressing spread, and we started wondering if they are the same, but if not, what is the difference? Here is what we found: They are similar, but not the same thing. Mayonnaise is thicker and is made of oil, egg and vinegar. To be labeled as “mayonnaise,” it must have at least 65 percent oil by weight. Salad dressing spread is not as thick, is made with less oil and has added spices (like paprika), which makes it sweeter-tasting. What you prefer often comes down to which was used in the household when you were growing up. -- Heloise MICROWAVE MAGIC Dear Heloise: Sometimes microwaving stale baked goods can make them seem fresher. If a roll or breakfast pastry is old, wrap it in a damp paper towel (one that has been thoroughly wet and then wrung dry). Microwave at the lowest setting for about 10 seconds. The end result is amazingly like fresh. -- Susan J. in Virginia EGG SUBSTITUTE Dear Heloise: We have a lot of recipes we want to try that call for “egg substitute.” Since we never buy that, we are wondering if you could tell us how much one raw egg would equal if you are using an egg substitute. -- R.I.H., via email


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, March 20, 2014: This year you finally will be able to deal with a loved one directly. Conversations will start flowing even more, toward the end of 2014. Your creativity surges mid-July, which allows for more solutions and better investments. If you are single, you will encounter an exciting period for romance anytime from summer on. This person could be very special to you. If you are attached, the two of you start acting like newfound lovers. Enjoy this moment in your relationship. You might find the structure of your family changing if you are at the right stage in life. SCORPIO bottomlines situations. 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) HHH situation involving a loved one. You can rely on feelings only to a certain level; a conversation is a must. In the afternoon, you will discover that there is a good flow between you and this person. Tonight: Celebrate the first day of spring. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH Handle any important matter in the morning; otherwise, you might not gain the results you want. You could find others unusually difficult later today, which is likely to affect your opinion of them. Tonight: Defer to a friend or loved one for now. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHH You will want to handle an important matter on your own. The financial benefits of a situation outweigh the negatives. Avoid being extravagant -- for your sake, if nothing else. You will join in and have a good time, no matter where you are. Tonight: Where your friends are. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Dig into your bag of creative ideas in the morning. You might be surprised by what evolves as a result. Think twice before you deal with a problem. Honor what is happening with a child first, as he or she needs some special time with you. Tonight: Get into weekend mode. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHH You’ll react instinctively to a perception or to a change in tone, and will wonder when you can say “enough is enough.” Your ability to take in the big picture could help you gain a new insight. Deal with someone directly about a financial matter. Tonight: Stay close to home. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Be willing to express your deeper feelings about a personal matter, as you seem to be more than serious about a long-term investment. Your creativity is likely to surge, which will allow you to visualize being in someone else’s shoes. Tonight: Celebrate spring! LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHH Pressure builds involving a work matter and your finances. Additional demands from a family member could add to your discomfort. Know that this person is not on your team right now. Tonight: Enjoy the moment, and avoid getting into a disagreement. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Your resourcefulness draws strong results in the morning. A family member, though well-meaning, could add to the pressure of the moment. Reach out to a friend or neighbor who has been very uppity for a while. Tonight: Relax. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH You could be more easily confused than you realize. Ask questions to clarify, but phrase them carefully in order to get an appropriate response. You will see changes in how you handle your funds because of what you are hearing. Tonight: Remain upbeat. Greet spring with a smile. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH Use the morning to the max, when others are more responsive to your inquiries. Look at a personal matter through someone else’s eyes. Once you see this person’s perceptions, your instinctive response could be right-on. Tonight: Happily head home. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHH Pace yourself, as you have a lot to get done. You have a smile that helps draw others closer to you. Remain sensitive to the possibilities. Allow more lightness and spontaneity into your day. Read between the lines with a close



loved one. Tonight: Out till the wee hours. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH You could be in a situation that touches many other people. Understand what is happening by reaching out and getting more information. Your questions might help someone else gain some insight. Delay a discussion until the afternoon. Tonight: Treat a loved one well.

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WESTFIELD - The CSF Westfield Dollars for Scholars Board of Directors announces that students applying for scholarships must file online. Through the new website,, students will have the ability to create online profiles, which allow them to apply for and be matched to multiple scholarships for the 2014 school year. The student dashboard on the website will give students and their parents one stop shopping for chapter scholarships, educational resources, opportunities and events. We encourage prospective college students to begin developing online profiles now, to assure that you are alerted about scholarship opportunities in advance of deadlines. Applications must be submitted by March 22.

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Michael Haley Kayla Leonard Kaitlyn Sheehan

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Dollars for Scholars SOUTHWICK - Southwick Dollars for Scholars officially has launched a new website through a new software tool provided by Scholarship America, Dollars for Scholars’ parent organization. This new website will allow Southwick Dollars for Scholars to help students in the community access more scholarships. Through the website, students will have the ability to create an online profile, which allows them to apply for and be matched to multiple scholarships on both the local and national level. We provide scholarships for both graduating seniors and postgrads. Application deadline is March 28. Applications are available at Southwick Town Hall, Southwick Public Library, STGRHS guidance office and online.

WESTFIELD- On March 26 the new local Youth of the Year will be chosen soon at the 14th annual Awards Dinner. The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Westfield will be holding the annual Youth of the Year Awards Dinner on Wednesday, March 26 at the Tekoa Country Club in order to honor the next local Youth of the Year. Tickets for this event are priced at $30 per person. Please visit the Club’s website to purchase tickets – your attendance will help honor this deserving group of youth. For more information Humason Public about the Youth of the Year Dinner or to purchase tickets Office Hours please visit our website at WESTFIELD- Senator Don If you Humason of the 2nd Hampden & Hampshire District, and his staff will hold public office hours at the Hampton Ponds Association building between Are you retired, the hours of 5:30pm and 7pm on Monday, March 24. All are but want to keep busy? welcome to come, visit, and Looking for a part-time share their thoughts or con? cerns on state matters with job, a few hours a week Senator Humason. Senator Humason and staff are also available to meet with constituents at their district office located at 64 Noble Street in Westfield. No appointment is necessary, but calling ahead to P (413) 561-1366 is recommended in case they are at the If you have a State House. Senator reliable vehicle Humason’s Boston office can or would like be reached at 617-722-1415 for legislative matters. some exercise DELIVERED TO: Agawam, Blandford, Chicopee, Granville, Holyoke, Southwick, Springfield, Westfield, West Springfield, MA; E. Granby, Granby, Suffield, Simsbury, CT

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0180 Help Wanted HVAC TECHNICIAN wanted. Must have a Connecticut/Massachusetts B or S Heating License and clean driving record. Light commercial and residential service and installation. Apply in person at State Line Oil, 514 Salmon Brook Street., (Route 10 & 202), Granby, CT (860)653-7241.

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0220 Music Instruction ALICE'S PIANO STUDIO. Piano, organ and keyboard lessons. All ages, all levels. Call (413)5682176.

WESTFIELD SCHOOL OF MUSIC offers instrumental, vocal and electronic private lessons, as well as "Happy Feet", babies, toddlers) classes. Visit our web site at: westfieldschoolofmusic .com or call at (413)642-5626.

0265 Firewood 100% HARDWOOD, GREEN, $140. 3 year season. $150. 1/2 & 1/4 cords also available. Outdoor furnace wood also available, cheap. CALL FOR DAILY SPECIALS!! Wholesale Wood Products, (304)851-7666. A SEASONED LOG TRUCK LOAD of hardwood; (when processed at least 7 cords), for only $650-$700 (depends on delivery distance). Call Chris @ (413)454-5782.

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0390 Homes For Sale RUSSELL, 5 room, 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Updated plumbing, electric. Town utilities. Stream in back yard. $104,000. (508)2591856.

0345 Rooms WESTFIELD 2 bedroom apartments, large closets, free heat and hot water included, laundry, parking. Possible pet. $895/month. (413)562-2266.

BLANDFORD 2 bedroom, 1 bath small apartment. All appliances a n d u t i l i t i e s i n c l u d e d . WESTFIELD SPACIOUS 1 bed$800/month. Available April 1st. room efficiency apartment. Call (413)537-3630. Basement with washer/dryer, off street parking. $700/month plus utilities. Close to WSU. Sorry no pets. First, last, security. Greg or WESTFIELD Beautiful 2 bed- Paula (413)572-2652. room townhouse, clean, quiet, 1-1/2 bath, carpeting, appliances, hot water included. Very reasonable heat cost. WESTFIELD, 1st floor, 1 bedS o r r y n o p e t s . F r o m room, kitchen and bath. No pets. $795/month. Call for more in- $595/month plus electric. First, formation (860)485-1216 Equal last, security. Call (413)250Housing Opportunity. 4811.

FURNISHED ROOM for rent. Full kitchen and bath, on bus route. $105/week. (413)6425124.

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

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0440 Services ROOM TO RENT in a quiet neighborhood. Kitchen and laundry privilege. Heat, A/C, utilities. Available now to non-smoker. $600/month, Westfield. (413)355-2338 or (413)5627341.

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DELREO HOME IMPROVEMENT for all your exterior home improvement needs. Roofing, siding, windows, Flooring/Floor Sanding decks and gutters. Call for free quote. Extensive references, fully licensed & Chimney Sweeps A RON JOHNSON’S FLOOR SAND- insured in MA. & CT. www.delreoHENTNICK CHIMNEY SWEEPS. ING. Installation, repairs, 3 coats Call Gary Chimney repairs and rebuilds. Stain- polyurethane. Free estimates. (413) Delcamp (413)569-3733. less steel caps and liner systems. In- 569-3066. spections, masonry work and gutter TOM DISANTO Home Improvements cleaning. Free estimates. Insured. The best choice for all interior and exteQuality work from a business you can Hauling rior building and remodeling. Specializing in the design and building of residential trust. (413)848-0100, 1-800-793-3706. additions, since 1985. Kitchens, baths, A DUMP TRUCK. Attic, cellars, yard, siding, windows, decks, porches, sunscrap metal removal. Seasoned Fire- rooms, garages. License #069144. MA Drywall wood. (413)569-1611, (413)374-5377. Reg. #110710. FREE ESTIMATES, REFERENCES, FULLY INSURED. Call T-BEST DRYWALL. Complete profesTom (413)568-7036. sional drywall at amateur prices. Our ceilings are tops! Call Mike 413-821A.R.A. JUNK REMOVAL SERVICE. PAUL MAYNARD CONSTRUCTION. 8971. Free estimates. Furniture, trash, appliances. Full house All your carpentry needs. (413)386cleanouts, basements, attics, yards. 4606. Did your windows fail with the Furnace and hot water heater removal. cold weather? Don't wait another year! Electrician 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE. Call Paul for replacement windows. Free estimate on phone. Senior dis- Many new features available. Windows POEHLMAN ELECTRIC. All types of count. Call Pete (413)433-0356. are built in CT. All windows installed by wiring. Free estimates, insured. Paul, owner of Paul Maynard ConCIALIZING IN PORTABLE AND My name is on my work. struction. WHOLE HOUSE KOHLER GENERA-

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HANDYMAN/CARPENTER. All home repairs: Honey to do list, bathroom remodeling, tile work, sheetrock repairs, BRUNO ANTICO BUILDING RE- winterization. No job too small. 35 years MODELING.Kitchens, additions, profressional experience. (413)519decks, rec rooms, more. Prompt, re- 3251.

TURCOTTE ELECTRIC. 30+ years liable service, free estimates. Mass experience. Electrical installations, Registered #106263, licensed & inemergency service work. Generac sured. Call Bruno, (413)562-9561. portable or whole house generator installations. HVAC controls and energy saving green technology upgrades. Fully insured. All calls an- C&N CARPENTRY. Suspended ceilswered. Master’s Lic #A-18022. ings, home improvements and remodeling. Licensed and insured. Call (413)214-4149. (413)262-9314.

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

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