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VOL. 83 NO.115

THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014

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Transfer fee to increase By Hope E. Tremblay Staff Writer SOUTHWICK – The Board of Selectmen approved an increase in transfer station fees this week at the recommendation of Department of Public Works Director Randy Brown. Brown proposed a $10 increase to the general sticker fee and a $5 increase to the senior citizen fee, which brought the fees to $100 and $50, respectively. Brown was not able to attend the selectRANDAL men meeting this BROWN week, but said yesterday that the town’s transfer station fees have not changed since 2007. “I was looking through our revenues and expenses for the last three fiscal years,” said Brown of how the increase came about. “The money we bring in is not nearly enough to cover expenses, so the town kicks in about $200,000 a year.” Brown also compared Southwick’s fees to other area municipalities with similar trash disposal systems and found Southwick was at the bottom of the list. “The average is about $120 to $130 per year,” said Brown. “So Southwick was very low.” Selectman Joseph Deedy supported See Increase, Page 3

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Warning shot doesn’t stop son By Carl E. Hartdegen Staff Writer WESTFIELD – A Springfield man has been held without right to bail after threatening to kill his father and attacking him with a baseball bat. An emergency dispatcher alerted police at 8:39 a.m. Saturday that an open line 911 call had been received and a male party was heard yelling “put the gun down.” Officer Joseph Stoyak was the first to arrive, two minutes later, and was followed within seconds by Officer Kerry Paton. Paton reports that he and Stoyak found the front door smashed and open and when they entered the residence they found the residents struggling on the floor with a man identified as their son, Michael W. Boudreau, 35, of 13 Plum St., Springfield. The officers saw that the elder man had a gun in his hand which he appeared to be trying to keep away from the younger man and Stoyak took the gun from his hand and secured it. Paton wrote in a court document that Boudreau is the defendant of an abuse prevention order which prohibits contact with his father. He reports the 66-year-old victim said that his son “smashed out the front door window with a baseball bat and stated ‘I am going to kill you’” before the victim, reportedly a retired police officer from a nearby community, went to his bedroom to get a gun, “a Smith and Wesson .357″. Assistant District Attorney Magali Montes, arguing in support of a pretrial detention hearing, wrote that “(The) defendant struck him with the bat and punched him. (The) victim fired a warning shot, but the defendant didn’t stop the assault” which continued until the arriving officers took control of the situation. Paton reports the victim had “a large laceration on his head and there was a large amount of blood coming from his head and on the floor where they were

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Vintage farming A farmer uses a vintage tractor to plow a field in Southwick yesterday. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

Gateway break away moves forward By Peter Francis Staff Writer HUNTINGTON – Last night the Gateway Regional School Committee met for the first time since Gov. Deval L. Patrick signed a bill allowing the town of Worthington to unilaterally withdraw from the district. Now, the Committee, whose membership is comprised of residents of all six remaining Gateway Regional communities and Worthington, finds itself in limbo, unsure whether to accept Worthington’s exit and move on or work together with the state’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to fight the withdrawal. “Yes, the governor signed the Worthington withdrawal, but there’s still a lot of questions with it – what date it’s enacted, whether it’s 60 days or 90 days,” said Committee Member Ruth Kennedy of Russell. “Right now, it’s just a signature on a piece of paper.” Kennedy, the committee’s legislative liaison, said she is checking into the bill’s fine print. “This is only a ‘may withdraw’ from the district, and then Worthington requests from the School Committee whether they can withdraw or not. Then we vote and send it out,” she said. “I will get all of the process – how it’s done, where it’s done, when it’s done, who to send it to – I should have it pretty well together for the next meeting.” Committee Chairperson Gretchen Eliason said she attended a recent Friday evening information session put on by the Gateway Towns Advisory Committee (GTAC) and that many hilltown residents are viewing the situation as much more dire than she believes it actually is. “Some people are imagining worst case scenarios that are very unlikely,” Eliason said before introducing the district’s legal counsel, Atty. Russell Dupere, who was on hand to address the committee’s questions and concerns. Eliason listed several unfounded scenarios she has heard about, including that the Worthington withdrawal would require the

dissolution of the entire district, and that the withdrawal would require a new district agreement between the remaining six towns of Blandford, Chester, Huntington, Middlefield, Montgomery and Russell. Eliason said both of these scenarios aren’t likely to occur and deferred to Dupere for the details, who summarized what will happen next. “If they (DESE) feel that the district’s students can’t be educated sufficiently or Worthington’s students can’t be, then they could not allow it to happen,” he said. “It comes down more to whether Worthington is able to educate their kids, because the district is going to show they can.” Dupere also put to bed the notion that Worthington’s departure would require a district reorganization. “The goal (of the act) was to ensure Worthington could get out without following the regional agreement language,” he said. “The act doesn’t affect the rest of the regional agreement at all, in my opinion.” “When can we expect a decision from Worthington whether they’re going to withdraw or not?” asked Jeff Wyand, a committee member from Huntington. Eliason said the process calls for both Worthington and the Gateway District to submit their education plans within 60 days of the governor’s signing the bill, at which time DESE Commissioner Chester Mitchell will review them. “I would presume after the commissioner and DESE gives a decision to the town, I would presume they would want to act quickly,” Eliason said. “I don’t believe there’s any timeline defined in the legislation, no specific deadline for Worthington to notify the district.” Wyand was also curious about whether Worthington’s decision to withdraw is time sensitive. “If they choose not to leave this year, can they decide to leave next year or the year See Gateway, Page 3

City digester project suffers setback By Peter Francis Staff Writer WESTFIELD – Since last winter, the City of Westfield has been setting in motion plans to become a more energy-efficient municipality, with a European-style anerobic digester among the investments it was hoping to make. Now it appears that this ambitious project has hit a snag. City Water Department Superintendent David Billips said Tuesday that the project’s progress has been hindered by grant qualification issues. “We were hoping we’d be able to get some grant money from the state’s CEC (Clean Energy Center),” he said. “We sent in a grant application, but I heard back that we’re not eligible because we get our power from the Westfield G&E, a public utility, and they don’t pay into the renewable energy trust, which is what they fund those grants out of. Basically we’re still in an investigatory stage.” Billips said that the city is going back to the drawing board, and has consulted with other municipalities around the state which own and operate digesters. “We’re doing more work on our own, looking into feasibility.” he said. “We’ve made a couple of visits. Fairhaven has a digester, we went out and looked at theirs. We’re moving forward, just not as quickly as we’d hoped.” “I went to a seminar in Cambridge about three or four weeks ago,” he continued. “Deer Island has got a pilot program going

for coal digestion, which is one of the things we’re looking at. Nobody else in Massachusetts is doing coal digestion.” Billips stated that farmers in western Mass. have begun utilizing the process as well. “Theres a farm digester in Hadley.” he said. “It works pretty well for farmers, as obviously they have everything right there on site. They’re using it for their own waste, not really generating energy.” The seminar Billips attended also featured a presentation by Jordan Dairy Farm of Rutland that built a digester that was implemented by the Casella Organic Group of Portland, Maine. Jenn McDonnell, director of sales and marketing for Casella, said Tuesday that these digesters have really taken off across the pond. “They’re an application of technology that’ve been around for awhile. Europe uses them quite extensively for a number of different types of waste treatments,” she said. According to McDonnell, anerobic digesters are enclosed systems that use microorganisms to digest the foodwaste and, as a byproduct of their digestion, create several types of gas, including methane gas, which can be used to produce electricity. “So essentially you combine food stock in an enclosed environment and microorganisms, or bugs as we call them, eat it up and produce biogas that we can combust into electricity and can also recover heat from,” she said. “Wastewater treatment plants use a

By Dan Moriarty Staff Writer WESTFIELD – Two City Council committees discussed the taking of 33 acres of farmland by eminent domain for construction of athletic fields last night, a process which will have a direct impact on the future of a proposal to construct a $26 million, 600-student school at the corner of Cross and Ashley streets. The Finance Committee chairman, Ward 1 Councilor Christopher Keefe, opened the committee’s consider of the motion to approve $260,000 to finance the land taking from the Weilgus Trust, to not only the nine council members present, but also to other city officials and residents in attendance during the two-hour joint meeting with the Legislative & Ordinance Committee. Holyoke residents Dan and Tom Smith, who own the Cross Street house where their mother resides and where they grew up, urged the council to defeat the land acquisition, a vote which would kill the Ashley Street school construction project that they oppose. The Smiths, and other Cross Street residents, sued the city for violation of Article 97 in Superior Court and won a stay on the school construction project. Hampden Superior Court Judge Tina Page issued the temporary restraining order in early September, 2012 after a motion, filed by several residents of Ashley and Cross streets, contended that the city is violating state and federal law by using part of the Cross Street playground for the $26 million school project. The residents filed the suit earlier this year, charging that the city is violating Article 97 of the Massachusetts General Law which sets preservation protection for open-space land. The injunction issued by Page is limited to the playground land being incorporated into the 96,000-squarefoot, 600-student school building project. That land will be used for subsurface infiltration of storm water collected off the building and for a recreational area. Last night Tom Smith questioned the need to acquire the Weilgus Trust property, actively-farmed land that has been in the family for several generations. “I’d like to ask the City Council members why there is such a dire need to acquire active farm land from an elderly lady who gets income from the rent of that property,” Smith said. That question struck a chord with several members of the City Council in attendance. City Solicitor Susan Phillips said the city has complied with the Article 97 conversion to replace 1.37 See Land Taking, Page 3

Bike trail land takings supported By Dan Moriarty Staff Writer WESTFIELD – The Legislative & Ordinance Committee voted last night to give the full City Council a positive recommendation to approve two orders of taking of real estate tonight to construct an access ramp from the Columbia Greenway bike path to Coleman Avenue. City Engineer Mark Cressotti said that the City Council had voted last year to take the former rail spur that once served the Strathmore Paper Company. Commercial Distributing Company was the last business using the rail spur when the city acquired the property in 1997. The acquisition of the spur would have linked the rail trail with Broad Street near the Boys & Girls Club, Amelia Park and the Children’s Museum complex next to the South Middle School. Cressotti said that following the council’s action to initiate purchase of the rail spur from the current owner, Sullivan Transportation, Commercial Distributing approached city officials, seeking to buy a section of the spur to have access to a commercial building on the north side of the former rail spur to expand its business. Commercial Distributing‘s present facility is located along the south side of the spur. “Mayor Knapik is sensitive to commercial development,” Cressotti said, “So now the city is looking to take a much smaller section of the former rail spur, looking to provide access to Coleman Avenue.” Cressotti said that Sullivan Transportation is interested in divesting of the spur property and that after the city takes the section of the spur to construct a ramp on the west side of the Columbia Greenway, will negotiate a transaction with Commercial Distributing for the remainder of the spur property. Ward 2 Councilor Ralph Figy, in whose ward much of the Columbia Greenway is located, said the west spur will greatly reduce traffic on the spur from the rail trail to East Silver Street. “This is part of the answer the Gold Street neighbors are looking for, a west side spur,” Figy said. “The Gold Street residents are very happy with this acquisition and it clears the way for some commercial development.” See Bike Trail, Page 3

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Memorial Horse Draw WESTFIELD - On the Westfield Fair Grounds, the annual “Cap” Porter Memorial Horse Draw will be held on Sunday, May 18. There will be two classes, the first starting at noon.

Spring Game Party WESTFIELD - The Woman’s Club will be holding a Card and Game Party at their historic clubhouse on Court Street on Monday, May 19 from noon to 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 and will include an assortment of sandwiches, desserts and beverages. There will be table prizes and a silent auction. The event is open to the public and reservations are required. For reservations please call Priscilla at 568-8994. Please join us for a fun afternoon and see what the Westfield Woman’s Club is all about.

Popcorn and a Movie RUSSELL - On Tuesday, May 20 at 1:30 p.m. the Russell Council on Aging will show The Monuments Men, a movie based on a non-fiction book by Robert M. Edsel. It is the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history. Popcorn and beverages will be served. The movie will be shown at the Senior Center. It is open to anyone in Russell and neighboring communities and is free of charge.

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Dinner and Dessert SOUTHWICK - On Tuesday, May 20, a bus will be leaving the Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. for a meal at Applebees and dessert and entertainment at MoFroYo afterwards. There is limited seating, so stop by the center to sign up or call at 569-5498.

Westfield residents Barb and Bob Hoffman recently visited the Neuschwanstein Castle near Munich, Germany and brought along a copy of The Westfield News. Remember, if you’re travelling somewhere, make sure to get a picture of yourself with a copy of The Westfield News and e-mail it, along with a description, to Keep reading to find out where The Westfield News will show up next.

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Ohio teen scoops 3-foot carp from flooded street NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio (AP) — A northern Ohio teenager is reeling in attention for a big catch after he spotted a 3-foot carp swimming in receding floodwaters on his street and scooped it into his arms as his mother caught the scene on video. North Royalton resident Jake Sawyer, 16, waded through more than ankle-deep water as he stalked the big fish in the dark Monday night and eventually trapped it. First he tried to throw a towel over it to stun it. He said when that didn’t work, he tried to push it toward a curb. “I just slowly put my hand on it, and then once it got comfortable with me, I just kind of bear-hugged it and lifted it up,” he told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Sawyer said heavy rains that day had caused flash-flooding as high as his mailbox, and he suspects the large grass carp slipped out of a nearby pond as the water See Carp, Page 3

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TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Thursday, May 15, the 135th day of 2014. There are 230 days left in the year.


n May 15, 1972, Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace was shot and left paralyzed by Arthur H. Bremer while campaigning in Laurel, Maryland, for the Democratic presidential nomination. (Bremer served 35 years of a 53-year sentence for attempted murder.)

On this date: In 1602, English navigator Bartholomew Gosnold and his ship, the Concord, arrived at present-day Cape Cod, which he’s credited with naming. In 1776, Virginia endorsed American independence from Britain. In 1863, Edouard Manet’s painting “Le dejeuner sur l’herbe” (The Lunch on the Grass) went on display in Paris, scandalizing viewers with its depiction of a nude woman seated on the ground with two fully dressed men at a picnic in a wooded area. In 1911, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Standard Oil Co. was a monopoly in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act, and ordered its breakup. In 1930, registered nurse Ellen Church, the first airline stewardess, went on duty aboard an Oakland-to-Chicago flight operated by Boeing Air Transport (a forerunner of United Airlines). In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure creating the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, whose members came to be known as WACs. Wartime gasoline rationing went into effect in 17 Eastern states, limiting sales to three gallons a week for non-essential vehicles. In 1954, the Fender Stratocaster guitar, created by Leo Fender, was officially released.

In 1963, astronaut L. Gordon Cooper blasted off aboard Faith 7 on the final mission of the Project Mercury space program. In 1974, three Palestinian infiltrators took 100 pupils hostage at a school in the town of Maalot in northern Israel; the gunmen killed 22 children as Israeli troops stormed the building, killing the hostage-takers. In 1975, U.S. forces invaded the Cambodian island of Koh Tang and recaptured the American merchant ship Mayaguez. (All 40 crew members had already been released safely by Cambodia; some 40 U.S. servicemen were killed in the operation.) In 1988, the Soviet Union began the process of withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan, more than eight years after Soviet forces had entered the country. In 1991, Edith Cresson was appointed by French President Francois Mitterrand (frahn-SWAH’ mee-teh-RAHN’) to be France’s first female prime minister.

Ten years ago:

A 40-ton steel girder dropped from a freeway overpass construction site into morning traffic in Golden, Colorado, crushing one car and killing a family of three. Col. Robert Morgan, commander of the famed Memphis Belle B-17 bomber that flew combat missions over Europe during World War II, died in Asheville, North Carolina, at age 85. Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones posted a record 11-1/2-length victory in the Preakness (however, the horse failed to win the Belmont Stakes).

Five years ago:

General Motors told about 1,100 dealers their franchises would be terminated. CIA Director Leon Panetta defended the agency against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s charge

that she was misled in 2002 about the use of waterboarding on detainees. Pope Benedict XVI ended his Mideast visit at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. Former basketball star and accomplished jazzman Wayman Tisdale died in Tulsa, Oklahoma. at age 44.

One year ago:

Under mounting pressure, President Barack Obama released a trove of documents related to the Benghazi attack and forced out the top official at the Internal Revenue Service following revelations the agency had targeted conservative political groups. Congressional Republicans and Democrats challenged Attorney General Eric Holder over the Justice Department’s handling of the investigation of national security leaks and its failure to talk to The Associated Press before issuing subpoenas for the news service’s telephone records; Holder defended the inquiry while pointing out he had removed himself from any decision on subpoenas.

Today’s Birthdays:

Playwright Sir Peter Shaffer is 88. Actress-singer Anna Maria Alberghetti is 78. Counterculture icon Wavy Gravy is 78. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is 77. Singer Trini Lopez is 77. Singer Lenny Welch is 76. Actresssinger Lainie Kazan is 74. Actress Gunilla Hutton is 72. Country singer K.T. Oslin is 72. The Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, is 66. Singer-songwriter Brian Eno is 66. Actor Nicholas Hammond (Film: “The Sound of Music”) is 64. Actor Chazz Palminteri is 62. Baseball Hallof-Famer George Brett is 61. Musician-composer Mike Oldfield is 61. Actor Lee Horsley is 59. TV personality Giselle Fernandez is 53. Football Hall-of-Famer Emmitt Smith is 45. Singer-rapper Prince Be (PM Dawn) is 44. Actor Brad Rowe is 44. Actor David Charvet (shahr-VAY’) is 42. Actor Russell Hornsby is 40. Rock musician Ahmet Zappa is 40. Olympic gold-medal gymnast Amy Chow is 36. Actor David Krumholtz is 36. Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler is 33. Rock musician Brad Shultz (Cage the Elephant) is 32. Rock musician Nick Perri is 30.



Land Taking acres of the Cross Street playground with the proposed purchase of 33 acres from the Weilgus Trust. “It’s a three-step process,” Phillips said. “The first step was to get approval from the National Park Service to agree with the city’s conversion process. The second step is before the council, to take the land through eminent domain and the third step is to get the state Legislature’s approval.” Phillips said that if the Weilgus family is not satisfied with the $260,000 purchase price, based upon an appraisal of the property, it can appeal that figure in Superior Court. “(Alice) Weilgus has the right to go to court and argue for a higher number,” Phillips said. School Superintendent Suzanne Scallion urged the City Councilors to act on the Weilgus land taking so the Ashley Street elementary school construction

Continued from Page 1 can move forward to meet the needs of the district. “If you want to leave footprints in the future, don’t drag your feet,” Scallion said. “This is about the future of the city.” Scallion said the district has overcrowded classrooms and out-dated facilities, a situation that will become even more critical when the lease for the Juniper Park School, a state owned building on the campus of Westfield State University, expires in June of 2015. “We will never have a perfect consensus,” Scallion said. “Other urban districts have many downtown schools that are even tighter than this project. It’s time to let go of that issue.” Scallion said the defeat of the land acquisition could lead to the Massachusetts School Building Administration cancelling its support for the project which would have long-term

effects on the city, including the requirement to return about $1.4 million to that agency. Ward 2 Councilor Ralph Figy, in whose ward the land conversion and school project are both located, said the MSBA process could also affect accreditation of Westfield High School which needs a $7 million science wing addition to bring it into compliance, a project that the city cannot afford to do without MSBA financial assistance. “If it loses accreditation, our kids aren’t going anywhere for college,” Figy said. The Finance Committee voted 2-0 to give a positive recommendation to the $260,000 appropriation for the land taking and referred the issue to the L&O which voted to keep it in committee to get additional information from the Law Department.

Government Meetings THURSDAY, MAY 15 WESTFIELD Personnel Action Committee at 6:30 pm License Committee at 6:30 pm City Council at 7 pm

Blandford Library Trustees Meeting at 7:30 pm

SOUTHWICK Economic Development at 7 pm Board of Health at 7 pm


Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport Special Commission Meeting at 10 am


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Bike Trail Continued from Page 1 The spur will also discourage people seeking the rail trail from parking on Gold Street. “It keeps people, mostly out-of-towners, from parking in that neighborhood,” Figy said. “This access will get a ton of use.” The amended land acquisition was before the City Council for a vote when the East Silver and Gold Street residents spoke in opposition to the east rail trail access during public participation last month. The Council voted to table the west spur vote until members could get additional information. The City Council, on a positive recommendation from the Finance Committee, voted at its last meeting to approve the $19,600 to purchase the two parcels of land to building the access to Coleman Avenue and Bliss Street at its last meeting. The vote tonight to initiate the land takings will allow construction of the ramp during the present rail trail construction phase.

Continued from Page 1 struggling.” The victim was transported to Noble Hospital for treatment of a scalp injury that a senior police officer later called “significant.” Boudreau was arrested and charged with home invasion, two counts of attempted murder (with the bat and with the gun), assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery in a domestic relationship, threatening to commit a crime and violation of an abuse prevention order but when he appeared before Judge Philip A. Contant for arraignment Monday in Westfield District Court the two attempted murder charges had been dropped. Boudreau was held without right to bail pending a dangerousness hearing.

Digester Continued from Page 1 variety of different technologies to treat the water that comes into their facilities. All of them have digesters, but it’s not a requirement.” McDonnell spoke of the Maine cities of Lewiston and Auburn, who implemented an anerobic digester at their shared wastewater plant about a year ago. “Wastewater treatment is a pretty energy intensive process, so producing energy on site can be valuable and really economical,” she said. “Farm digesters are different. They combine manure from the dairy operation with farm food waste.” “They’re capital intensive, for sure. Theres a number of different pieces to the system – pumps, tanks, covers, piping, engines and controls,” she said. “They really are pretty sophisticated from a technological perspective, and therefore, they are a significant investment.” McDonnell said that the farm projects which Casella is involved in average out at about $3 million each, but that she didn’t know what a wastewater digester would cost. “I would imagine they would cost a little bit more,” she said. “It depends on what kind of infrastructure is already at the site and how big you want the digester, and the engine, to be.” Despite Westfield’s ineligibility for CEC grants, Ed Colletta of the Commonwealth’s Department of Environmental Protection said that the city can apply for a state loan this summer that could provide significant funding for the project. “It’s a state revolving fund, which is money that comes in from the federal government, and it’s also state money,” he said Wednesday. “They’re used to award two percent, low interest loans over 20 years for cities and towns’ water and sewer districts.” Colletta added that the funds are used to aid in the planning and

WESTFIELD Youth Commission at 6 pm Park & Rec at 7 pm

Increase Continued from Page 1 the recommendation and said “I don’t think $10 is going to hurt.” Brown said fees for special items, such as televisions and mattresses, are not changing. “We expect an additional $15,000 in revenue next year with the fee increase,” Brown said. Residents of Southwick with a current sticker are not limited in the number of visits they can make to the transfer station but Brown said they only accept normal household waste. He added that the Board of Health administers household hazardous waste collections every other year. The next one is set to take place in 2015. Brown said the pro-rated fee is still in effect for those who purchase a transfer station sticker after the first of the year. Stickers expire annually on June 30. The new fee schedule takes affect the next fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2014. Stickers are typically available in early June through the town clerk’s office and on the town website, The Southwick Transfer Station, located at 22 Industrial Road, is open Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. – 7:20 p.m., Wednesday a.m. – 4:20 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. – 4:20 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. – 3:50 p.m. It is closed Monday, Thursday, and Sunday.


Continued from Page 1 to have representatives at the table when talking about Worthington’s expenses, the reorganization needs conference, which doesn’t start at any time,” she said. “It’s up to this school committee to take this legislation and figure out when you’re going to start identifying what needs to be done and who’s going to be in charge of it.” McVeigh also stated her opinion that a lot of hilltown residents are still unaware of the full scope of the situation.

TOLLAND Men’s Coffee at PSC Building at 7:45 am Board of Selectmen at 5 pm Planning Board at 7 pm

construction of projects related to drinking water and waste treatment plants, water mains systems, and anerobic digesters. “(Anerobic digestion) results in potentially renewable energy from it. They’re one of the pieces connected to wastewater treatment plants,” he said. “You take that sludge from the treatment plant, you put it into an AD facility, the little bugs do their thing, and this can result in renewable energy that can run the plant.” Colletta said that the state announced $547 million in loans in March, and that awards can range between $150,000 to $200,000 for planning projects, all the way up to between $20 and $25 million for fully completed treatment plants. Regarding the number of applications the Commonwealth receives for these loans, Colletta stated that they “get quite a few.” “We issued around 80 communities or regional water districts that got $547 million worth of loans, 54 or 57 projects funded this year.” he said. “There is an application that needs to be filled out and turned in between June and August,” Colletta continued. “Throughout the fall and into early next year, we’ll be reviewing all the applications. Usually around the holidays, we put out a list of those that look like they’ll get funded.” Colletta said that this preliminary list then circulates, receives Continued from Page 2 public feedback, and is finalized in February or March of next year. The SRS Program has been in service for clean water and sewer rose. He said he wanted to ensure the fish didn’t become trapped projects since the early ’90s, he said. and die in the street, so he carried it back to the pond. He esti“This has been a longstanding program that has put out over $7.1 billion in low interest loans since 1991, just here in Massachusetts.” mates it weighed 40 pounds. he said. “If Westfield is looking to do that (build an anaerobic “I think our only option was to put it in the pond,” he said. “I digester), they really should check out the information. By mid to mean, I could’ve put it in my pool, but it would’ve died.” The result, he said, is one fishing tale he’ll never forget. late June, the application will be available for the next round.”

Gateway after that, or any time in the future?” he asked, to which Dupere said he didn’t see that in the language. “There’s nothing (in the act) about what happens if they miss that date,” he said of the 60-day time frame to submit education plans to DESE. “If the parties don’t do it within 60 days, there’s no language saying this goes on forever. They have to meet that timeline.” Huntington Finance Committee member Darlene McVeigh stated that the district may be in limbo well into next year. “Our understanding is that the Governor signed the bill on the seventh, and we haven’t determined whether it becomes law in 60 or 90 days,” she said, citing a recent presentation given at Huntington’s Stanton Hall. “Depending upon when he signed it, you have 60 days to send in the education plans, then DESE has 60 days… if you start adding this up, it could be 180 days if DESE decides to not to give it’s opinion until deadline. So you’re talking mid-next year.” McVeigh cited sections of legislation, specifically the withdrawal agreement, as key points of contention. “We need to get a timeline, what the School Committee feels is their timeline,” she said. “I don’t think we can wait. Summer is approaching, and it does get harder and harder to get ahold of people. A sitting member of the GTAC, McVeigh added that that body has recommended that the school committee and administration begin conversations with member town officials about future updates regarding a withdrawal. “The towns are going to want

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“I think the residents are concerned that all options are explored by individual towns,” she said, “but without any additional permanent funding, $639,000 has already been figured as a six to seven percent overall increase to the towns assessments.” “You have towns like Chester who are already over $20 per $1,000. (Proposition) 2.5 limits them to $25. They’re getting pretty close, low on free cash,” McVeigh said. “They estimate within two years, they could be

filing for bankruptcy.” Eliason said she hoped the committee will consider the creation of a schedule, while Dupere advised not to wait to begin looking ahead. “You have 60 days. I would start planning now,” he said. “If you wait until you figure out when the legislation is finalized… you know it’s going to be. Most likely Worthington will submit a letter saying they’re withdrawing. So if you know it is all happening, I’d start planning for it now.”

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Please be advised that Governor Deval L. Patrick has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, May 15, 2014, in observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day, in compliance with 36. U.S. Code § 136. This gubernatorial order applies to: 1. The main or administration building of each public institution of the Commonwealth, e.g. town and city halls. 2. Other stateowned or state-controlled buildings. 3. All state military installations. Good Day Pulseline, To the sweet lady who bought the food processor at the tag sale last Saturday May 10 please stop by anyday around dinner time as I forgot to give you a part. Thanks.

Bill Clinton: ‘Nothing’ to Rove remarks By Lucy McCalmont Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday defended his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, from a number of attacks she has faced, including her response to Benghazi and recent questions about her health, saying he was “dumbfounded” by suggestions of brain damage. “There’s nothing to it. I was sort of dumbfounded,” Clinton said during remarks at the Peter G. Petersen Foundation’s Fiscal Summit. He added, “First they said she faked her concussion, and now they say she is auditioning for a part on ‘The Walking Dead.’ I mean, you know, whatever it takes.” Clinton laughed when moderator Gwen Ifill asked about Karl Rove’s comments regarding a blood clot the former first lady suffered in 2012 and whether she might have actually suffered a brain injury. Clinton said his wife is in great shape, but he said it was a terrible concussion that took six months of very serious work to get over. “Look, she works out every week, she’s strong, she’s doing great. As far as I can tell, she’s in better shape than I am, she certainly seems to have more stamina now,” he said. “If she does [have brain damage], then I must be in really tough shape, because she’s still quicker than I am.” However, Clinton said such attacks are “part of the deal” and that he expects more from Republicans. “First of all, I got to give [Rove] credit, that embodies that old saying, ‘Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,’” Clinton said. “It’s just the beginning. They’ll get better and better at it,” he added, when asked if this is part of a strategy to bring up Hillary Clinton’s age if she runs in 2016. But the former president didn’t seem to rule out the larger question it raises about a candidate’s health. “When a question is asked, it has to be answered in a serious fashion, if it raises a serious issue, even in a ridiculous way,” Clinton said. “After that, you just have to trust the people to go on and get back to their business of what’s really in the public interest.” Clinton also defended Hillary Clinton’s response to Benghazi, which has been another source of attack from the right. “In my opinion, Hillary did what she should have done, she impaneled a very high-level review committee,” Clinton said. He noted the panel included former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen and diplomat Tom Pickering. “They looked into what was wrong; they gave 29 recommendations; she took them and started implementing them,” Clinton added. Clinton said the last time “we had one of these things made public” was during his presidency in 1998, following a series of attacks on U.S. embassies in Africa. “And so most Americans don’t even know how many American diplomatic personnel were killed when President [George W.] Bush was president,” he said, adding that the public would not be aware of any review or action, if any were taken. “My advice to everybody involved is to be not defensive and to realize what this is and to answer the questions,” Clinton said. “No one had advance notice that this was going to happen, as nearly as I can tell,” he said. “So I just think that we should let the report speak for itself.”

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Downing secures support for local priorities in FY15 Senate Ways & Means Budget BOSTON - State Senator Benjamin B. Downing (D Pittsfield), a member of the powerful Senate Committee on Ways & Means, announced yesterday that he secured funding in the Committee’s Fiscal Year 2015 spending proposal for a number of his priorities. The Committee’s budget, a $36.25 Billion plan, was released yesterday morning during an 11am Executive Session at the State House. The following items contained in the Senate Ways & Means budget are significant to Downing’s district, and as such were a part of his FY15 budget agenda: * $70 Million for the Regional School District Transportation - achieving a 90 percent reimbursement rate; * $27.7 Million for the Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) account, representing a $1 Million increase from FY14; * $17.5 Million for an additional 3,000 income-eligible childcare slots for families statewide; * $14 Million for the Massachusetts Emergency Food Assistance Program; * $9.5 Million for the Massachusetts Cultural Council; * $200K to support the operations and programs of model community coalitions, such as the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition in North Adams; * $100K for Library Technology support and upgrades in communities with a population of less than 10,000 residents; * 8 percent increase in funding from FY14 for the Special Education Circuit Breaker, achieving full funding for this initiative; and a * 5 percent increase from FY14 funding for outreach and homelessness services for veterans, which will support local providers such as Soldier On. The Committee’s budget also includes a $2 Million reserve account to provide relief to parties involved in a newly formed regional vocational district or to mitigate municipal cost

increases associated with the withdrawal of a member from a regional school district. Downing advocated for this item in order to assist the remaining communities of the Gateway Regional School District (GRSD), should Worthington indeed withdraw its membership from GRSD, as authorized in special legislation this year. Consistent with the Senate’s passage of long-term substance abuse recovery legislation yesterday, this budget also includes $18 Million in new supports for addiction services. The Committee’s budget also includes various policy issues that Downing has worked on this session, including: * Authorization for MassDOT to make expenditures in excess of funds available for snow and ice removal costs in the upcoming winter; * Extension of the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit program sunset date to 2022; * Authorizing the direct shipment of wine to consumers in Massachusetts as well as the ability for in-state farmer wineries to provide on-premises same wine tastings to prospective customers; * Clarification that the Commissioner of Public Safety is able to waive all, or a portion of, fines levied on elevator owners/operators in matters of valid safety inspection certificates, and further clarifies that the Commissioner may waive any and all fines assessed or appealed on or after January 1, 2013; and * Authorization for the Department of Housing and Community Development to forward-fund up to $20 Million to eligible entities that administer the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The deadline for Senators to file budget amendments for consideration is tomorrow at 3 p.m. The Senate’s budget debate is expected to begin on Tuesday. Fiscal Year 2015 begins on July 1, 2014.

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Student ‘hopes and dreams’ By Stephanie Simon Each year, more than 2 million middle school and high school students fill out comprehensive surveys for the National Research Center for College & University Admissions detailing their academic records, their athletic skills, their religious leanings, their aspirations. In short, it’s “their hopes and dreams,” said Ryan Munce, the group’s vice president. He compiles profiles on each child. Then he sells them. The recent flurry of interest in updating federal privacy law focuses on preventing children’s personal information from being sold without parental consent. Left unnoticed: The huge and lucrative market of peddling profiles with student consent — even when that consent may not be entirely informed. Munce sells student profiles to colleges, summer camps, test-prep firms and other companies eager to promote education-related products and services to students. The revenue supports a staff of 83 at the NRCCUA. But Munce said it also helps students. The in-depth surveys “allow us to be the smartest guidance counselor in the world,” connecting participating teens to colleges and camps interested in kids just like them, Munce said. He is so bullish on the model, he’s planning to start gathering exponentially more student information by offering free career interest surveys to every high-school freshman in the country. The NRCCUA surveys are typically distributed to teens in school: Each year, 55,000 teachers participate, Munce said. Many kids also put their personal profiles on the market — whether they realize it or not — when they take college entrance exams. Students taking the SAT, ACT, Advanced Placement exams and other standardized tests are asked to check off a box if they want to receive information from colleges or scholarship organizations. Depending on the exam, at least 65 percent — and as many as 85 percent — of test takers check that box, according to the College Board and ACT. That consent allows the College Board and ACT, both nonprofits, to market students’ personal profiles for 37 cents apiece. Those profiles can include information about the students’ grades and academic coursework — and also religion, ethnicity, citizenship status and expected need for financial aid in college. The ACT also sells information on family income,

parents’ education levels and student disabilities. Because the profile data does not come from students’ official school records, but gleaned from their answers to survey questions attached to the exam, no parental consent is needed. Federal privacy law only requires parental consent for the release of school records or the collection of data from children under 13. ACT spokesman Ed Colby wouldn’t give exact figures but said the sale of student profiles accounted for less than 5 percent of ACT’s total revenue, which topped $300 million in the fiscal year ending mid-2012. The College Board, which took in nearly $760 million that year, would not disclose revenue from its Student Search Service. Both organizations were sued last fall by an Illinois woman who said she was upset to learn that her personal information was sold for profit. It turned out she had never even taken a College Board exam and the case was dropped earlier this year. But the College Board did recently update its privacy policy, after Vice President John McGrath told POLITICO it might not have been clear to students exactly how much information is shared with third parties. (Also on POLITICO: Who watches the watchers? Big Data goes unchecked) Both the ACT and SAT sell the personal information only to accredited postsecondary institutions, which can include forprofit colleges, nonprofit scholarship organizations and select educational programs. Other brokers, however, peddle student data more widely. The Educational Research Center of America, for instance, distributes its lengthy surveys in schools, requesting that teachers hand them out to “ALL of your students in ALL of your classes, grades 8 and above.” The surveys range far beyond students’ grades and college aspirations. Eighth-graders are asked if anyone in their household owns a PlayStation, an iPhone, a Wii or a BlackBerry. They’re asked how many computers are in their house. ERCA, which did not return calls or emails seeking comment, sells the data to colleges, universities and businesses that seek to market products to students. It also shares students’ personal information with ASLmarketing, a commercial data broker. ASL in turn sells the profiles to companies marketing credit cards, fast food, electronics, clothing, travel and more. The broker boasts that it has records on 4.3 million high school students — nearly all of them, according to its website, sure to be “in a buying frenzy.”


Police Logs WESTFIELD Emergency Response and Crime Report Friday, May 9, 2014 10:05 p.m.: larceny, Springfield Road, an employee of a Springfield Road department store reports that a female party appears to be concealing merchandise, the responding officer reports he assisted as the store management served the woman with a ‘No trespassing’ order, the officer noted that the suspect was accompanied by her two children so the Department of Children and Families was notified; 11:17 p.m.: fire, Jeanne Marie Drive, a caller reports her grill is on fire, the responding firefighters report the grease fire burned itself out prior to their arrival, the firefighters report minor damage to the deck; 11:41 p.m.: disturbance, Prospect Hill Apartments, 33 Montgomery Street, a caller reports her boyfriend threw her to the floor while he was intoxicated, a second caller reports his girlfriend is intoxicated and put her hands on him, the responding officer reports his investigation showed the woman to be the aggressor, the woman insisted she needed medical treatment and was transported to Noble Hospital, a criminal complaint was filed against the woman. Saturday, May 10, 2014 12:28 a.m.: noise complaint, Noble Street, a caller reports a noise complaint at a residence where 15-20 persons have gathered, the responding officer reports about 10 college-aged youths were found outside but 75-100 were inside, the officer reports the guests were cooperative and dispersed without incident, the landlord was notified of the complaint, seen next entry; 1:07 a.m.: disturbance, McKinley Terrace, a caller reports that there are voices outside and somebody banged on her front door, the responding officer reports that he was yelled at by two persons who fled through back yards, one party was detained, Shawn Sanford, 21, of 27 Connell Drive, Lunenburg, was arrested for disturbing the peace; 2:07 a.m.: motor vehicle violation, North Elm Street, a patrol officer reports he observed a vehicle traveling at 51 mph in a 30 mph zone, the vehicle was stopped and the operator appeared to be intoxicated, the woman failed a field sobriety test, Jitixa Marie Diaz, 25, of 11 Meadow St., was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and speeding; 2:09 a.m.: motor vehicle violation, Elm Street, a patrol offer reports that while dealing with an unrelated motor vehicle infraction he observed a vehicle operating without lights, the vehicle was stopped and the operator displayed the classic symptoms of alcohol intoxication, the operator failed a field sobriety test, Michael T. Pelullo, 27, of 342 Southwick Road, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor and a motor vehicle light infraction; 9:59 a.m.: larceny, Elm Street, a resident reports via the online reporting option that his bicycle was stolen, the complainant reported that the bike had been concealed within an enclosure for a refuse receptacle at an Elm Street business and was gone when he returned for it; 10:26 a.m.: animal complaint, Noble Street, a resident reports seeing a male party who was operating a vehicle with Connecticut registration plates push a dog from the car and depart, an animal

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control officer was dispatched to transport the German shepherd dog mix to the municipal animal shelter; 10:56 a.m.: vandalism, Wyben Road, a caller reports hearing a loud noise during the night and finding his mailbox damaged in the morning, the caller does not require a formal report but wants the vandalism documented; 11:36 a.m.: fraud, Crescent Ridge Road, a resident came to the station to report fraudulent use of his bank account, the man said that after calling a company that he has done business with previously he found a $900 unauthorized debit from his account, the case was referred to the financial crimes unit of the Detective Bureau; 11:54 a.m.: motor vehicle violation, Franklin Street, a patrol officer reports a traffic stop, a trailer’s registration was found to be expired and the trailer was towed to a police impound yard; 12:54 p.m.: recreational vehicle complaint, Elise Street, ATV patrol officers reports four youths operating off road vehicle were found in the area and required to leave the area; 1:13 p.m.: animal complaint, Southampton Road, a caller reports a sick animal is outside the front door of his business, the responding officer reports that apparently the nocturnal animal found itself trapped outside in daylight and the activity in the area paralyzed it with fear, the officer reports he was able to budge the animal toward the treeline.

Obituaries Brian T. Chistolini WESTFIELD - Brian T. Chistolini died Monday, May 12, 2014 in Baystate Medical Center. Born in Springfield, he was a lifelong resident of Westfield. Brian was a longtime self-employed landscaper. He was a 1974 graduate of St Mary’s High School and a communicant of Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament Church, Westfield. He leaves his mother, Eleanor (Scanlon) Chistolini of Westfield; his brothers, Claude and his wife Wendy of Sanford, FL and Stephen and his wife Laurie of Westfield along with nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Claudio Chistolini in 1994. His funeral will be Friday, May 16th at 10:00 a.m. from the Robert E Cusack Funeral Home, 94 Main Street (Route 20), followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, all in Westfield. Visiting hours are Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions to Blessed Sacrament Parish Fund, P.O. Box 489, Westfield, MA 01086 or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241.

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By Mark Auerbach

Nicholas Martin (Center) with Huntington Theatre Managind Director Michael Maso and Artistic Director Peter DuBois at the 2013 Tony Awards Nominee’s Luncheon.

Author Seeks Tanglewood Picnic Photos for Book Local author Gina Hyams is creating a book titled “The Tanglewood Picnic: Music and Outdoor Feasts in the Berkshires”. Scheduled for publication in summer 2015, the gift book will celebrate the tradition of lavish picnics held on the Lawn during concerts at Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer campus in Lenox. Hyams seeks photos of Tanglewood picnics, favorite picnic

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A Tanglewood picnic evening of yesteryear. Berkshire Visitors Bureau.)

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recipes, outdoor dining tips, and related picnic ephemera (such as invitations and menus) from all eras of the festival’s eightdecade history. Submissions of multiple images are welcome. She is particularly interested to hear from people who have made a beloved tradition of picnicking on the Lawn. The deadline to submit images is September 30, 2014. Submissions will be considered for both print publication and posting on the project’s blog. Email submissions to: According to Hyams, “Due to print quality restrictions, only high-resolution images can be considered for inclusion (300dpi+ — either scanned or photographed with an iPhone or digital camera)”. Hyams asks people to caption their submissions with date, occasion, names of people in the image, types of foods pictured, the name of the photographer, and estate to credit as necessary. Submissions should also include: name, address, and phone number. Hyams asks people to answer this question: What do you love about Tanglewood picnics?

Gina Hyams is a Berkshire-based writer and editor who specializes in food, travel, and the arts. She has published eleven books, among them “Country Living Decorating with White” (Hearst), ”In a Mexican Garden: Courtyards, Pools, and OpenAir Living Rooms” (Chronicle Books), and “Pie Contest in a Box: Everything You Need to Host a Pie Contest”. (Andrews McMeel Publishing). For more information: www.ginahyams. com or

UConn to Offer Online Arts Administration Graduate Program The University of Connecticut will offer a new online graduate certificate in Arts Administration beginning in August, 2014. Arts Administration is new program within the Drama Department of the School of Fine Arts, and the certificate is being offered through UConn’s eCampus. Successful completion of the certificate requires completion of four courses offered during the coming academic year: Managing Financial Information in Arts Organizations; Governance and Leadership for the Arts; Fund Raising and Development for the Arts; and Audience Management and Marketing the Arts. The certificate is being offered through UConn’s eCampus. More information on eCampus can be found at http://ecampus.

Nicholas Martin: RIP Nicholas Martin, former artistic director of The Williamstown Theatre Festival, and before that, Huntington Theatre in Boston, died on April 30 at age 76. Martin frequently directed the comedies of Christopher Durang, and, last season, he staged the Tony-winning Broadway production of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” , the Chekhov-flavored comedy of tortured relationships and frustrated dreams in rural Pennsylvania. The show ran on Broadway for over a year, and productions are upcoming at Hartford Stage and Shakespeare and Company. Broadway dimmed marquee lights in Martin’s memory on May 2.

Awards Season Update “The Bridges of Madison County”, the new Broadway musical by Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize-winning team Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman, starring Kelli O’Hara, and Steven Pasquale, plays its final performance on Sunday, May 18, after having played 137 performances. The musical had a pre-Broadway performance run at Williamstown Theatre Festival last summer. “The Bridges of Madison County” was nominated for two Outer Critic Circle Awards, nine Drama Desk Awards including Best New Musical, and four Tony Awards including Best Actress (Kelli O’Hara), Best Original Score (Jason Robert Brown), Best Orchestrations (Jason Robert Brown), and Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Donald Holder). ——— Mark G. Auerbach studied theatre at American University and the Yale School of Drama. He’s worked for arts organizations and reported on theatre for newspapers and radio.


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Staind rawks Mohegan By Mike Augusti Correspondent UNCASVILLE – Local boys Staind, in the middle of a summer tour, brought their hard Rawk show to Mohegan Sun on Thursday night. The band is back together after a brief hiatus that led to the departure of long time drummer, Jon Wysocki. During this time singer Aaron Lewis released a country record and toured endlessly in support of it. Now back together, Staind has hit the road for a full blown tour and also headlining some large summer concert festivals throughout the United States. Kicking off the show with Eyes Wide Open, Staind came ready to Rawk. Lead guitarist Mike Mushok, was uncontrollable as he bounded around the stage with endless energy. Falling came next and was followed by Right Here, the band has not lost a step during the lengthy layoff. Singer Aaron Lewis, fighting a cold which almost led to the show being canceled, still sounded amazing. The band played a number of songs throughout the night off their most recent album release. The self-titled album released in 2011 has that heavier edge reminiscent of some of the band’s earlier releases, but still showed the melodic side that the band has been known for. Staind moved right in to their hit song So Far Away, while getting the audience involved in a singalong for the chorus. Going back to a heavier tone and adding in some growling vocals, the band ripped through the song Spleen and provided some great energy throughout the arena. The set slowed down a bit as singer Lewis took the stage solo for a great acoustic rendition of his song, Home. Home (also released as Country Boy on Lewis’s country release, Town Line), pays homage to Lewis’ ideals and love for his home state of Massachusetts. Lewis is a phenomenal songwriter and extremely versatile writing slow acoustic songs, extreme Rawk songs and everything in between. Lewis threw in a few digs about a former bandmate, while introducing the songs Not Again and Paper Wings, adding the comment “I wrote this about a drummer”. During a break between songs, Lewis mentioned that he has brought back his charity event to Look Park in Northampton and will be doing an acoustic set with the entire band. The charity is called It Takes a Community, look it up as it is for a great cause and a great opportunity to see the band in a stripped down setting. After a quick break, Staind came roaring back for the start of a three song encore with their classic, Mudshovel. A pounding song that showcased the thunder of drummer

Sal Giancarelli and bassist Johnny April, this is Staind at their best. The band closed the night with their hit song, It’s Been Awhile, which again had the audience singing along in karaoke mode and For You. Staind is back! Even with Lewis nursing a bad cold, both he and the band sound great. Although, due to his condition, the set was cut short (running about 75 minutes) as some of the songs that were played on previous nights, were eliminated. Personally, I am looking forward to the band putting out some new music and putting together another tour. I am also looking forward to hearing more from Lewis on his country career as clearly he can do both styles of music extremely well.

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Rob Thomas thrills Mohegan Sun crowd By Mike Augusti Correspondent UNCASVILLE – Rob Thomas opened his show at Mohegan Sun on Friday night telling the audience to sit back and relax because he was going to be up there for the next two hours. Well, two hours it was and when it was the over, he could have done another hour and that would have been just fine with the fans in attendance. The stage set up was completely barebones, consisting of a couple of chairs for two guitarists and a grand piano, but that kind of summed up what the night was all about: music. It was an acoustic evening with plenty of stories mixed in with some impersonations and some occasional jokes. And no, I am not talking about a comedian… this was the lead singer of Matchbox Twenty and musical superstar Rob Thomas performing. Thomas opened the show with five straight songs from

his solo career including Mockingbird, Fallin’to Pieces, Sunday Morning New York Blue, Her Diamonds, and Getting Late (which included a rendition of Elvis’s That’s Alright Mama. Each song brought with it its own little story that Thomas shared throughout the night. Thomas talked about his time writing songs with Mick Jagger and then proceeded to do, in his words a “spot on” imitation of the Rolling Stones legend. This brought a roar of laughter from the crowd as he then played the song they co-wrote, Disease. The set was filled with both Thomas solo and Matchbox Twenty material that included, Lonely No More, 3 A.M.(a song about his mom’s battle with cancer), Someday, Bent and I Think We Feel Good Together. Some other highlights included a take on the 1980’s Howard Jones song, No One is To Blame. During his hit, This is How a Heart Breaks, Thomas added a


Carillon Concerts WESTFIELD - Carillon concerts will be presented on Sundays throughout the summer season at Stanley Park from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm; the next concert will be on May 18. Stanley Park’s Carilloneur, Norma Hopper, will offer a variety of programs featuring the electronic Carillon Bells. Find a park bench or bring a chair to sit and enjoy the music. The concerts will be performed rain or shine and are free of charge. For further information on the program, go to or call the Stanley Park office at (413) 568-9312 x100.

Rob Thomas verse of the Tommy Tutone hit, 867-5309, Jenny. Towards the end of the evening, Thomas poked a little fun at full-blown concert production and told the audience, “the encore starts now, so I am going to save you the five minutes of waiting for me to come back out and just do another song. So when I finish the next couple of songs, I am leaving”. This was great to hear as the whole encore thing has really

run its course. The second to last song was one that Thomas recorded with Santana, Smooth. Here again, Thomas showed his comedic side by doing another impression of Santana that included a story of the very first time they met with Santana wearing a banana yellow suit and hat. Needless to say the story had the crowd laughing and wanting more. Thomas ended the set with a Matchbox tune, Bright Lights. This was a fitting end to a evening of well-written songs, excellent musicianship and a bond that Rob Thomas formed with the audience by sharing some many stories from his life. Rob Thomas is one of this era’s great songwriters and he is worth going to see more than one time. If you are a fan of him or Matchbox Twenty’s music and you haven’t seen them live before, then you are truly missing out. Each time I have seen a performance, solo or band, it is some of the best sounding live music I have heard from any performer. Now do yourself a favor and go check them out!


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Gateway Regional’s Everett Warner, left, is all smiles after scoring in the seventh inning. (Photo by Frederick Gore/

Gateway rallied for a stunning 11-10 win over visiting Sabis Wednesday to earn a WMass D4 tournament berth. (Photo by Frederick Gore/

Gators shock Sabis By Chris Putz Staff Writer HUNTINGTON – The Gateway Regional High School baseball team is tourney-bound! The Gateway Regional High School baseball team is tourney bound! It bears repeating that Gateway punched its postseason ticket with an incredible come-from-behind victory Tuesday at home. The Gators rallied for seven runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Sabis, 11-10. Tommy Ruffo scored Calvin Dowers for the game-

winner on a well-placed hit through the right side of the infield. “It was an unbelievable seventh inning from our guys not giving up,” Gateway coach Gary St. Peter said. “I’ve never seen a team throw a switch (like this), but these guys did it.” Gateway (10-5, 5-2) entered its half of the seventh trailing 10-4. Ruffo, Brett Turbin, and Justin Edinger hit consecutive singles to lead off the rally. Geoffrey Sobotka (2-for-4, 6 RBIs) plated all

three runners with a basesclearing triple. Pinch-hitter Joe Jones and Everett Warner both reached on consecutive errors to load the bases. Calvin Dowers also reached on an error, and a run scored. Willis Pollard knotted the game at 10-10 with a two-run double. Ruffo came up to bat for the second time in the inning, and the rest is … history. Gateway pitcher Josh Baillargeon, who had one strikeout and one walk in one inning of relief, earned the victory.

Curtis Dowers opened the game on the mound for Gateway before exiting the game with an injury, joining an already crowded list of wounded Gators. Middle reliever James Degray managed to keep the team within striking distance. “We’ve got some nagging injuries … but we’ve got guys that are filling in, working hard, and doing the right things at the right time.” Johnny Haskell also delivered at the plate for Gateway, going 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI.

Gateway Regional second baseman Willis Pollard, right, waits for the ball as a Sabis runner misses the tag. (Photo by

Gateway Regional catcher Justin Edinger makes the tag on a Sabis runner. (Photo by Frederick Gore/www/thewestfieldnews.

Gateway Regional catcher Justin Edinger, right, makes it safely to second as Sabis second baseman, feet in air, loses control of the tag. (Photo by Frederick Gore/www.thewestfieldnews.

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WHS to 17-0; Tigers roar By Chris Putz Staff Writer WEST SPRINGFIELD – 3 … 2 … 1. Let the countdown begin! The Westfield High School softball team recorded its 17th straight win, a 3-0 shutout of host West Springfield. The Bombers need to win just three more games to complete an undefeated regular season. “Overall, it was a good win, a league win for us,” Westfield coach Joe Stella said. “It was good to get it under our belts.” Westfield pitcher Sarah McNerney enjoyed one of her most productive outings on the mound. McNerney allowed just three hits in a complete game shutout. She recorded nine strikeouts, and walked none. The offense was distributed among several

Westfield batters. Jules Sharon (run scored), Maddy Atkocaitis, and Lexi Minicucci collected two hits apiece for Westfield. Bombers’ Jesse Pratt (walk, run), Kaitlyn Puza (RBI), and Victoria Camp each had one hit. Karly Mastello had an RBI. Westfield will enjoy four days off before returning to the field at Amherst on Monday, followed by a senior day home against Minnechaug (Wednesday, 3 p.m.), and the regular season finale at Agawam (May 23).

Easthampton three-hits Rams Easthampton 2, Southwick-Tolland 1 SOUTHWICK – Southwick managed just three hits – one each from Sam Burzynski (run), Jenn Yellin (RBI), and Katelyn Silvia. Rams’ pitcher Emily Lachtara was the

Gateway’s Sammy Dame is involved in a close play at first base. (Photo by Chris Putz) tough-luck loser, scattering seven hits through seven innings. Lachtara allowed two runs (one earned), struck out 11 batters and walked none. In Junior Varsity action, Southwick fell 5-1.

Gateway’s Jordan Cooper stands at first base after safely reaching against Ware. (Photo by Chris Putz)

Indians blank Gators Ware 10, Gateway 0 WARE – Gateway clamped down on defense in the second half of the game, and turned a 1-3-2 double play from pitcher Audrey Gamble to Alyssa Moreau at first to catcher Becca Williams. Jordan Cooper (2-for-3) and Arielle Baillargeon (1-2, walk) led the Gators at the plate. It is a close play at second base as Arielle Baillargeon (11) attempts to swipe a theft of the bag. (Photo by Chris Putz)

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Gateway attempts to put the tag on Ware See Softball, Page 11 Wednesday. (Photo by Chris Putz)

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WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL vs. Southwick, Bullens Field, 10 a.m. JV BASEBALL vs. Southwick, Westfield High School, 10 a.m. BOYS’ LACROSSE vs. Wahconah, 2 p.m. BOYS’ JV LACROSSE vs. Wahconah, 2 p.m.

BOYS’ JV VOLLEYBALL at Agawam, 3:30 p.m. GIRLS’ TENNIS at Cathedral, 4 p.m. BOYS’ JV LACROSSE at Brattleboro Union, Natowich Field, 5 p.m. BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL at Agawam, 5:15 p.m.

JV BASEBALL at Amherst, Amherst Regional Middle School, 4 p.m. BOYS’ TENNIS at Holyoke, Crosier Courts, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ TRACK & FIELD at Northampton, 4 p.m. BASEBALL at Amherst, 7 p.m.

BOYS’ TRACK & FIELD vs. Putnam, 4 p.m. BOYS’/GIRLS’ TRACK & FIELD vs. Palmer, 3:45 p.m. SOFTBALL vs. McCann Tech, 4 p.m. JV SOFTBALL vs. McCann Tech, 4 p.m.

SOFTBALL at Sabis, 4 p.m.

BASEBALL at Westfield, Bullens Field, 10 a.m.

BASEBALL vs. Holyoke Catholic, 4 p.m.

BASEBALL vs. Sci-Tech, 4 p.m.

GIRLS’ TENNIS vs. Minnechuag, 4 p.m. BOYS’ LACROSSE at Minnechaug, 4 p.m. BOYS’ JV LACROSSE at Minnechaug, 4 p.m. BOYS’ JV VOLLEYBALL at Ware, 4 p.m. JV BASEBALL vs. Agawam, Westfield High School, 4 p.m. JV SOFTBALL at Amherst, Amherst Regional Middle School, 5 p.m. BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL at Ware, 5 p.m. SOFTBALL at Amherst, 7 p.m. BASEBALL vs. Agawam, Bullens Field, 7 p.m.

GIRLS’ TRACK & FIELD at Central, 4 p.m. BOYS’ TENNIS at West Springfield, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ LACROSSE vs. Agawam, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ TRACK & FIELD at Central, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ JV LACROSSE vs. Agawam, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS’ TENNIS at Longmeadow, 4 p.m. SOFTBALL vs. Minnechaug, 4 p.m.


BASEBALL vs. Ware, 4 p.m.


BASEBALL vs. Granby, 4 p.m. SOFTBALL vs. Smith Academy, 4 p.m.

GIRLS’ LACROSSE vs. Holyoke Catholic, Boardman Field, 4 p.m. BOYS’ TENNIS at Turners Falls, 4 p.m. BASEBALL vs. Hampshire, Bullens Field, 7 p.m.

BASEBALL vs. Sci-Tech, Bullens Field, 4 p.m.

SAINT MARY HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ LACROSSE at Mount Greylock, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ LACROSSE vs. Wahconah, Site/Time TBA

BASEBALL vs. Granby, Bullens Field, 4 p.m. BOYS’ TENNIS at Sabis, Forest Park, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ TENNIS at Pioneer Valley Christian School, 4 p.m. BOYS’ LACROSSE at Chicopee Comp, 6 p.m.

BASEBALL at Sabis, 4 p.m. BOYS’ LACROSSE vs. Chicopee, Boardman Field, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ TENNIS vs. Chicopee Comp, Municipal Courts, 4 p.m.

WESTFIELD VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL at Franklin Tech, 4 p.m. JV BASEBALL vs. Franklin Tech, Jachym Field, 4 p.m. SOFTBALL at Smith Voke, Sheldon Field, 4 p.m.

BASEBALL at Smith Voke, Arcanum Field, 4 p.m. JV BASEBALL vs. Smith Voke, Jachym Field, 4 p.m. SOFTBALL at Putnam, 4 p.m.

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Gateway Regional athletic ‘Hall of Fame’ Nominations

Results from May 7, 2014

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Joe Hebda & Tom Baker 41.5 Points 2nd Place Frank Kamlowski & Angelo Mascadrelli 41.0 Points 3rd Place Jim French & Dave Liberty 40.0 Points 4th Place Ray West & Harry Pease 37.5 Points 5th Place Barry Slattery & Bob McCarthy 36.5 Points 6th Place Tom Pitoniak & Bob Berniche 36.0 Points 6th Place Terry Clark & Mike Clark 36.0 Points 7th Place Paul Joubert & Ron Bonyeau 33.5 Points 8th Place Carl Haas & Bill Frothingham 32.0 Points 9th Place Fran Siska & Bill Wallanovich 31.5 Points 9th Place Bill Murphy & Chris Olsen 31.5 Points 10th Place Dick Williams & Ron Sena 29.5 Points 11th Place Erroll Nichols & Mark Dunn 28.0 Points 12th Place Ed Harrington & Jim Crawford 27.5 Points 13th Place Ed West & Bob Czarnecki 27.0 Points 14th Place Hank Bartniki & Jack Kennedy 24.5 Points 14th Place Jack Leary & Jim Liptak 24.5 Points 15th Place Jim Johnson & Al Szenda 23.0 Points 15th Place John Kidrick & Milt Holmes 23.0 Points 16th Place Butch Rines & Gary Marcoulier 19.0 Points Low Gross Ed Harrington @ 44 Low Net Milt Holmes @ 32 Closest to pin on 3rd hole Tom Pitoniak Closest to pin on 3rd hole (2nd shot) Jack Labroad Bob Czarnecki Closest to pin on 6th hole Shell Faunce we miss you on the course.

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) Wednesday, April 16 Montreal 5, Tampa Bay 4, OT Pittsburgh 4, Columbus 3 Anaheim 4, Dallas 3 Thursday, April 17 N.Y. Rangers 4, Philadelphia 1 St. Louis 4, Chicago 3, 3OT Colorado 5, Minnesota 4, OT San Jose 6, Los Angeles 3 Friday, April 18 Montreal 4, Tampa Bay 1 Detroit 1, Boston 0 Anaheim 3, Dallas 2 Saturday, April 19 St. Louis 4, Chicago 3, OT Columbus 4, Pittsburgh 3, 2OT Colorado 4, Minnesota 2 Sunday, April 20 Philadelphia 4, N.Y. Rangers 2 Boston 4, Detroit 1 Montreal 3, Tampa Bay 2 San Jose 7, Los Angeles 2 Monday, April 21 Pittsburgh 4, Columbus 3 Minnesota 1, Colorado 0, OT Chicago 2, St. Louis 0 Dallas 3, Anaheim 0 Tuesday, April 22 Montreal 4, Tampa Bay 3, Montreal wins series 4-0 Boston 3, Detroit 0 N.Y. Rangers 4, Philadelphia 1 San Jose 4, Los Angeles 3, OT Wednesday, April 23 Columbus 4, Pittsburgh 3, OT Dallas 4, Anaheim 2

candidate should be in the Hall of Fame. Please include information about sports played, awards and records for athletes and coaches. Nominations may be submitted to the Gateway Athletic Booster Club, c/o Kath Mackechnie, 67

HUNTINGTON - The Gateway Athletic Booster Club is seeking nominations for the Gateway Regional athletic Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honors athletes, coaches and others who have made significant contributions to Gateway through their participation or association with Gateway athletics. For athletes, eligibility begins five years after graduation. Coaches’ eligibility begins five years after their retirement from coaching. A team may be chose, but all members must meet the five year rule. Please submit candidates name, contact phone number, category (athlete, coach, other), year of graduation, retirement or service to Gateway athletics and a short summary on why the

BASEBALL at Palmer, Legion Field, 7 p.m.

Pine Ridge Rd., Montgomery, MA 01085 by May 20. Induction will take place at the Annual Sports Banquet at Tekoa Country Club on Thursday, May 29. For more information, please call Kath Mackechnie at 862-4710.

Bill Mateychuk Open Scotch Saturday May 10, 2014

Championship Division 1st Gross- Keith Ornelas – Ron Humphrey 66 $150 per team 2nd Gross- Flash Edinger – Nick Anton 70 $80 1st Net- Paul Vincellette – Steve Prefontaine 62 $150 1st Division 1st Gross- Peter Smist – Dale Kratochvil 71 1st NetMickey Donnachie – Ken Wright 62 2nd NetBill Fouche – Andy Hart 65

$150 per team $150 per team $80

2nd Division 1st Gross- Sue Sendlenski – Cheryl Salva 77 $150 per team Kyle Dulude – Clem Fucci 63.5 $150 1st Net2nd NetAl Blair – Brian Oleksak 65 $80

Daily Playoff Glance

Chicago 4, St. Louis 3, OT Thursday, April 24 Boston 3, Detroit 2, OT Minnesota 2, Colorado 1 Los Angeles 6, San Jose 3 Friday, April 25 Philadelphia 2, N.Y. Rangers 1 Chicago 3, St. Louis 2, OT Anaheim 6, Dallas 2 Saturday, April 26 Boston 4, Detroit 2, Boston wins series 4-1 Pittsburgh 3, Columbus 1 Colorado 4, Minnesota 3, OT Los Angeles 3, San Jose 0 Sunday, April 27 N.Y. Rangers 4, Philadelphia 2 Chicago 5, St. Louis 1, Chicago wins series 4-2 Anaheim 5, Dallas 4, OT, Anaheim wins series 4-2 Monday, April 28 Pittsburgh 4, Columbus 3, Pittsburgh wins series 4-2 Minnesota 5, Colorado 2 Los Angeles 4, San Jose 1 Tuesday, April 29 Philadelphia 5, N.Y. Rangers 2 Wednesday, April 30 N.Y. Rangers 2, Philadelphia 1, N.Y. Rangers wins series 4-3 Minnesota 5, Colorado 4, OT, Minnesota wins series 4-3 Los Angeles 5, San Jose 1, Los Angeles wins series 4-3 SECOND ROUND (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Thursday, May 1 Montreal 4, Boston 3, 2OT Friday, May 2 N.Y. Rangers 3, Pittsburgh 2, OT

Chicago 5, Minnesota 2 Saturday, May 3 Boston 5, Montreal 3 Los Angeles 3, Anaheim 2, OT Sunday, May 4 Chicago 4, Minnesota 1 Pittsburgh 3, N.Y. Rangers 0 Monday, May 5 Pittsburgh 2, N.Y. Rangers 0 Los Angeles 3, Anaheim 1 Tuesday, May 6 Montreal 4, Boston 2 Minnesota 4, Chicago 0 Wednesday, May 7 Pittsburgh 4, N.Y. Rangers 2 Thursday, May 8 Boston 1, Montreal 0, OT Anaheim 3, Los Angeles 2 Friday, May 9 N.Y. Rangers 5, Pittsburgh 1 Minnesota 4, Chicago 2 Saturday, May 10 Boston 4, Montreal 2 Anaheim 2, Los Angeles 0

Sunday, May 11 N.Y. Rangers 3, Pittsburgh 1 Chicago 2, Minnesota 1 Monday, May 12 Montreal 4, Boston 0 Anaheim 4, Los Angeles 3 Tuesday, May 13 N.Y. Rangers 2, Pittsburgh 1, N.Y. Rangers wins series 4-3 Chicago 2, Minnesota 1, OT, Chicago wins series 4-2 Wednesday, May 14 Montreal 3, Boston 1, Montreal wins series 4-3 Los Angeles 2, Anaheim 1, series tied 3-3 Friday, May 16 Los Angeles at Anaheim, 9 p.m. CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Saturday, May 17 N.Y. Rangers at Montreal, 1 p.m. Sunday, May 18 Chicago at Anaheim OR Los Angeles at Chicago, 3 p.m.




May 15-16

ECAC Division 3 Championships

RPI, Troy, NY


May 22-24

NCAA Division 3 National Championships

Ohio Wesleyan


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HIGH SCHOOL Standings, Results

Wednesday’s Results

BASEBALL Gateway……………10-5 Westfield…………11-3 Southwick…………13-2 Westfield Voc-Tech…11-2 St. Mary…………..N/A

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL Westfield………….9-5

SOFTBALL Westfield…………17-0 Southwick…………12-3 Westfield Voc-Tech….5-8 Gateway…………..1-15

GIRLS’ LACROSSE Westfield…………7-4** St. Mary…………4-6-1* BOYS’ TENNIS Westfield………….9-0 St. Mary…………..N/A

BOYS’ LACROSSE Westfield…………10-3 St. Mary…………..N/A

GIRLS’ TENNIS Westfield………….7-6 St. Mary…………..N/A BOYS’ TRACK & FIELD Westfield………….N/A Southwick………….4-0 GIRLS’ TRACK & FIELD Westfield………….5-0 Southwick………….N/A *Report Missing N/A – Not Available (Several reports missing)

SOFTBALL Westfield 3, West Springfield 0 Easthampton 2, Southwick-Tolland 1 Ware 10, Gateway 0 Westfield Voc-Tech 25, Dean Tech 0 (5 inn.) BASEBALL Gateway 11, Sabis 10 Westfield Voc-Tech 5, McCann Tech 1 Southwick-Tolland 6, Monson 0 St. Mary at Holyoke Catholic, No Report BOYS’ LACROSSE St. Mary 17, Granby 6


Continued from Page 9 Gateway returns to action Thursday at home against Ware.

Tigers scare off Dean Westfield Voc-Tech 25, Dean Tech 0 (5 inn.) WESTFIELD – Westfield Voc-Tech sent Dean Tech packing in a mercy-shortened shellacking at Whitney Field. Steph Allen collected two doubles and four RBIs to lead VocTech. Tigers’ Megan Illnicky also had a double.

Westfield Voc-Tech’s Catherine Oleksak connects in the second inning of yesterday’s game against visiting Dean Tech. (Photo by Frederick Gore/

Westfield Voc-Tech starting pitcher Megan Ilnicky delivers to a Dean Tech batter during yesterday’s match at Whitney Field. Westfield Westfield Voc-Tech first baseman Katie Nesmelova makes the Westfield Voc-Tech’s Johanna Valazquez, right, attempts to beat the tag of Voc-Tech shut down the game in a mercy rulout on a Dean Tech runner. (Photo by Frederick Gore/www.thewest- the Dean Tech catcher during Wednesday’s game at Whitney Field. ing of 25-0. (Photo by Frederick Gore/www.thewWestfield Voc-Tech went on to win 25-0 in a mercy ruling. (Photo by Frederick fieldnews.smugmug,com) Gore/

Parsons, Tigers down McCann By Chris Putz Staff Writer NORTH ADAMS – Westfield Voc-Tech pitcher Jake Parsons pitched a three-hitter and recorded 11 strikeouts to earn a big road win at McCann Tech, 5-1. The game was tied 1-1 until the sixth inning when Reid Phillips doubled, Parsons and Tyler French both earned walks, and Jordan Nelson (pinch-running at third base) scored on a suicide squeeze to result in Voc-Tech’s eventual game-winning run. Walter Halluck tacked on some insurance runs with a bases-clearing double. The Tigers defense was also sharp. Nick Clegg played a phenomenal game in right field, turning a double play with runners at first and second and no outs. Nick Wood also made some great plays at shortstop. Voc-Tech is in the midst of a 3-game, 4-day road trip that also includes a game at Franklin Tech. “No time to rest,” Voc-Tech coach Kyle Dulude said. “We really need to just turn it up.”

Saints blast Granby By Chris Putz Staff Writer WESTFIELD – The St. Mary boys’ lacrosse team clobbered Granby 17-6 Wednesday at Boardman Field. Corey Papineau (4 assists) and Pat Liptak (1 assist) scored six goals apiece to lead St. Mary. Saints’ Tim Mercer (6 assists) and Matt Wurster (2 assists) chipped in two apiece, and Padraig Smith had one goal and one assist. St. Mary goalie Peter Demos finished with eight saves. LATE RESULTS GIRLS’ TENNIS Holyoke Catholic 5, St. Mary 0 St. Mary’s Jessica Demers lost a hard-fought match to Caroline McHugh at second singles, 1-6, 6-3, 10-4.

Southwick first baseman makes a routine play at the bag for Southwick-Tolland Regional High School pitcher Bob Hamel winds up against Monson Wednesday. (Photo by Chris Putz) an out. (Photo by Chris Putz)

Rams silence Mustangs

Southwick-Tolland’s Vinnie Fortini smacks a hit against Monson. (Photo by Chris Putz)

By Chris Putz Staff Writer MONSON – Southwick pitcher Bob Hamel pitched a complete game, four-hitter, and the Rams defeated host Monson 6-0 to improve to 13-2. Hamel struck out four. Brian Sheil (2 hits, 2 RBIs) and Eddie Martinez (3-for-4) paved the way on offense for Southwick. Several other Rams’ batters had one hit, including Patrick King, who delivered an RBI single. Jake Goodreau also plated a runner on a sac-fly. Southwick-Tolland’s Vinnie Fortini smacks a hit against Monson. (Photo by Chris Putz) JV RESULTS Southwick 13, Monson 2 Southwick exploded on offense, and Rams’ pitcher Joey Stratton (8 Ks, 2 BBs), scattered eight hits over seven innings. Travis Perillo (double, triple), Brian Mickalay (triple), Nick Chambers (2 hits), Ryan Leclair (2 hits), Tyler Orbin (hit), Nick Hough (hit), Brandon Seymore (hit), Stratton (hit), and Matt Daley (hit) led the offensive attack for Southwick. The Rams improved to 9-5-1.

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Annie’s Mailbox By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar

What do you think? Dear Annie: I’m the youngest of 10 siblings. Most of my brothers and sisters are much older, and I was raised primarily with “Sara and Tina,” who often bullied and hit me. Consequently, my mother would not leave me alone with them, and my sisters grew to resent the closeness I had with Mom. When we grew up, I was the one who took responsibility for my parents when they were sick and needed money. I put myself through college and established an excellent career. My parents admired this, but Sara and Tina became passive-aggressive toward me. They voiced their dislike of my husband, and they never called or included me in family outings. I have always loved my nieces and nephews and have been attentive to their birthdays and celebrations. But when my 4-year-old daughter died, neither Tina nor Sara called to see how we were or offered to take my young son for some time away from his depressed parents. When I asked them why, they became defensive and said I always make them feel inferior. My older siblings agree that Sara and Tina are jealous of me, but they made no effort to intervene and simply told me to ignore them. So I did. Sara, Tina and I live in the same city. Four years ago, I had another baby, and they never came to see us. At that point, I cut them off altogether. Yesterday, I received an invitation to a family reunion. I don’t want to go. I don’t consider these people my family any longer, and it will only hurt to see that I’ve always been the outsider. My son is 12 and my daughter is 7, and they don’t know any of my siblings. What do you think? -- Thought I Was Part of a Large Family Dear Thought: When there is a large age gap between siblings, it can be difficult to form a close bond. And because you seem to have focused all of your efforts solely on Tina and Sara, you believe that none of your siblings has any interest in you. While you are not obligated to attend a family reunion, this is a lot of family to ignore. We suggest you attend, but give Tina and Sara only a brief acknowledgment, and then try to spend time getting to know your other siblings and their children. You might find more common ground there, and your children might be closer in age to their grandchildren. If you still feel like an outsider after this, any additional contact is unnecessary. Dear Annie: My friends and I play cards once a week at “Jennie’s” house. However, when the phone rings, she answers it while the game is in progress. Do you think she should get into a lengthy conversation while we sit there and wait for the conversation to end? These are not emergency calls. I don’t feel comfortable confronting her about this. How can I handle this tactfully? -- A Friend Dear Friend: You already know that having a lengthy phone conversation while entertaining others is rude. Before you begin playing next time, all of you should discuss adding a rule saying that anyone who stays on the phone longer than 60 seconds must withdraw from the game or forfeit her turn until the conversation is over. But we also notice that you are meeting at Jennie’s and nowhere else. Why not alternate homes and give her a break? Dear Annie: Tell “Anonymous” to call her local veterinarian to see whether he has a use for the empty prescription pill containers. Our vet was very happy to take all of the pill bottles we could give him. -- Barb 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 BITTER BAKING Dear Heloise: I’ve been using the same cornbread recipe for years, but my last batch of cornbread had such a bitter taste that I couldn’t eat it. The only thing I had done differently was use a new brand of baking powder. I did some research and found that the culprit was sodium aluminum sulfate in the baking powder. While most people might not notice the flavor at all (my husband didn’t), others are more sensitive to the taste of aluminum. Some baking-powder brands contain sodium aluminum sulfate, and some don’t. If your baked goods have an unpleasant metallic tang, check the ingredients list on your baking powder. I’ll definitely look more closely the next time I grocery-shop. -- L.R., via email STUCK EGGS Dear Heloise: I always check egg cartons for broken eggs in the store, but sometimes there is a small crack that is not visible, causing eggs to stick in the carton. I found that pouring some lemon juice in the carton around the stuck eggs loosens them overnight. -- David D. in Virginia This is a good way to loosen them, but know that you can even use plain water and they will loosen! -- Heloise

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, May 15, 2014: This year you enter a period where you choose to work with others more on a one-on-one level. There is a tendency to have misunderstandings. More often than not, you’ll need to clear the air. Your strong drive creates greater endurance. The end result is success. If you are single, you meet people with greater ease. Be careful not to dive into a relationship. Take your time, making sure your choice will work for you. If you are attached, the two of you often will be found together. You gain more insight into your interactions as well. By summer, you might want to spend more time at home. SAGITTARIUS understands you well. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult


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ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH A risk will pay off in a surprising way. A discussion is long overdue. Be ready to move forward and let go of confusion. Ultimately, you will resolve the issue. Do not hold back as you have been. Allow your fiery nature to reveal itself. Tonight: Think “vacation.” TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH Deal with a partner directly. You can’t keep putting this situation on the back burner. The end results could surprise you, as there is likely to be an unexpected turn. As a result of the unexpected, you could gain a sudden insight. Tonight: Opt for togetherness. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH Others might assume more control than they have in a while. Share more of what you want from them. Though someone could become quite difficult, he or she will respond eventually. This person values the tie between you. Tonight: Go with a different suggestion. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Defer to an associate who seems more grounded than he or she has been in a while. You have become rather familiar with having some uproar on the homefront. The responsible party might be willing to compromise; listen to what he or she shares. Tonight: Pace yourself. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHH Your love of life comes out in nearly everything you do. Understand that someone might feel pressured by a situation that keeps causing you a bit of a problem. Let impulsiveness call the shots, at least for today. Unexpected news heads your way. Tonight: Let the fun begin. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Be more forthright and direct in how you are dealing with a family member, even if you view this person as cagey. A partner will appreciate the way you are handling a tension-laden situation. A boss or higher-up could be observing you as well. Tonight: At home. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH You could be rather disassociated from what is going on. Your mind, though responsive to those in your present environment, seems to drift to a different person or place. Be as direct as possible when dealing with others. Clear up any confusion. Tonight: Be spontaneous. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Honor a financial agreement, even if there was or is confusion around it. A partner has similar concerns, but he or she is likely to proceed differently. Coming to an agreement with this person could take significant effort on your part. Tonight: Play it low-key. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH Beam in more of what you want. A certain element of excitement surrounds what you do. The unexpected could occur when dealing with a loved one. Maintain a sense of humor, and everything will go well. Be willing to put in extra hours. Tonight: Just be yourself. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHH Note what is going on behind the scenes. Follow your instincts when dealing with a family member. You could be more confused than you realize. Take your time addressing a problem, as it isn’t going anywhere. Try not to make a final decision just yet. Tonight: Order in. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHH Zero in on what you want. Have a long-overdue conversation with someone you care about. This person



could be very excited to finally air out some issues. Tap into your creativity when the unexpected occurs. Tonight: Favorite people, favorite place. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH You might want to have a discussion with a family member before you loosen up and relax. Be willing to invest more in your home life. Your environment can make all the difference in how you feel. Make that extra effort, and you will be happier. Tonight: A must appearance.

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Fort Meadow Open House WESTFIELD - Is your child entering preschool soon? Please come to Fort Meadow Early Childhood Center’s Open House on May 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 learn about our school and all that we have to offer children ages 3-5! No registration is needed. Located on 35 White Street.

Annual Trail Mixer WESTFIELD - The public is invited to mix, meander and mingle along the Columbia Greenway Rail Trail at the annual Trail Mixer and family picnic on Thursday, May 15 at Shaker Farms Country Club pavilion and trail head parking area, 866 Shaker Road from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The annual Trail Mixer and spring outing is an annual family-friendly event – perfect for all ages. Attendees are encouraged to walk, roll or ride and join in the fun! Motorized vehicles are not permitted along the Trail. RSVPs are requested by Monday, May 12. A suggested donation of $5 per person is requested to cover event expenses. Registration is available online at by clicking on the Calendar of Events and following the registration link.

Wine Tasting Fundraiser WESTFIELD - Noble Visiting Nurse & Hospice will be holding its 10th Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser on Friday, May 16 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Tekoa Country Club. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. All attendees will receive a $10 coupon for Hofbrauhaus International & Bavarian restaurant in West Springfield, as well as have their names entered at the door for a chance to win tickets to a concert by One Direction. Once inside, guests will be able to sample from ten tables of different wines. Craft beer and hors d’oeuvres will also be available. Those interested in attending can call the Noble Visiting Nurse & Hospice office for tickets at (413) 5627049.

Ozone Pete to Perform RUSSELL - On Friday, May 16 at 7 p.m., the Russell Council on Aging is hosting a performance of professional entertainer Ozone Pete. Ozone Pete plays twelve string guitar, harmonica and vocals. Grab some friends and come enjoy the sounds and refreshments. This event will take place at the Senior Center. It is open to the public of Russell and neighboring communities and is free of charge.

Kayak Demo Day WESTFIELD - Imagine trying several different styles of kayaks and paddling all day for just $5. Kayak Demo Day is on Saturday, May 17 and it is a perfect opportunity to get on the water and try long and short models, as well as stand-on-top and other styles, more than 60 boats in all. Demo Day will take place at Hampton Ponds State Park, 1022 North Road (Route 202) in Westfield from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be some raffles. For more information, visit www.westfieldriver. org.

Community Shredding Program SOUTHWICK - Westfield Bank and Proshred Security are presenting a Community Shred Program to be held on Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Westfield Bank located at 462 College Highway, Southwick. Area residents can bring a copy paper-sized box of personal documents for shredding by Proshred Security’s mobile shredding truck. There is no cost for this service on Saturday.

Saturday Storytime SOUTHWICK - Celebrate Children’s Book Week with us during our Saturday Storytime. Children and their parents/ caretakers can join in the fun on May 17 at 11 a.m. when we will be reading the companion stories to the New York Times bestseller Ladybug Girl. A make-and-take craft will be available later. Registration for this program is not necessary.




0180 Help Wanted LICENSED HAIRSTYLIST. Fulltime. Commission or booth rental. Redken salon. Some paid education. Vacation pay, very nice atmosphere. Call (413)5621800 Loretta or send resume to: The Salon, P.O. Box 906, Westfield, MA 01086.


ORDER OF NOTICE TO: Maretta O. Dyer and to all persons entitled to the benefit of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act:, 50 U.S.C. App. §501 et seq.: Bank of America, NA, claiming to have an interest in a Mortgage covering real property in Westfield, numbered 3-5 Sibley Avenue, given by Marretta O. Dyer to Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc., dated January 27, 2003, and recorded in Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 12914, Page 322, and now held by plaintiff by assignment, has/have filed with this court a complaint for determination of Defendant’s / Defendants’ Servicemembers status. If you now are, or recently have been, in the active military service of the United States of America, then you may be entitled to the benefits of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. If you object to a foreclosure of the above-mentioned property on that basis, then you or your attorney must file a written appearance and answer in this court at Three Pemberton Square, Boston, MA 02108 on or before June 16, 2014 or you will be forever barred from claiming that you are entitled to the benefits of said Act.

PROVISIONS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL LAWS, CHAPTER 131, SECTION 40 (WETLANDS PROTECTION ACT) A PUBLIC MEETING WILL BE HELD ON May 27, 2014 at 6:30 PM. AT: Westfield City Hall, Room 201, 59 Court Street, Westfield, MA 01085. THIS MEETING IS HELD FOR A: DETERMINATION OF APPLICABILITY. SUBMITTED BY: Linda M. Keeler, 62 Wallace Avenue, Chicopee, MA 01020. FOR WORK TO BE PERFORMED AT: 47 Pequot Point Road. WORK WILL CONSIST OF: Construction of a screened in porch attached to a single family dwelling.


0130 Auto For Sale $ CASH PAID $ FOR UNWANTED & JUNK VEHICLES. Also buying repairable vehicles. Call Joe for more details (413)977-9168.

Witness, JUDITH C. CUT- TIMOTHY'S AUTO SALES. LER Chief Justice of this Court Stop by and see us! We might on May 5, 2014. have exactly what you're looking for, if not, left us find it for Attest: you! Bartlett Street, Westfield. Deborah J. Patterson (413)568-2261. Specializing in Recorder vehicles under $4,000. WANTED: HONDA ACCORD, Civic, CRV or TOYOTA Camry, Corolla, RAV4 in need of reMay 15, 2014 pair. Will pay you cash. Must NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING have title. Please call Eddie GRANVILLE CONSERVATION (413)777-1306. COMMISSION The Granville Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 28th at 7:00 PM, at the Granville Town Offices. The public hearing will be conducted to review a Notice of Intent regarding the repair-replacement of the existing septic system within the Riverfront Protection Area of Seymour Brook, located at 57 Water Street, Granville, MA.


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LIBRARY PAGE - 18 hours week, days June 16- August 15, 2014. Experience working with public, H.S. diploma, good manners, positive attitude required. Apply in person: Southwick Public Library, 95 Feeding Hills Road. Position open until filled. No telephone calls. ADA Compliant/EOE employer.

RESIDENTIAL WINDOW/CARPET AND OFFICE CLEANING POSITION. We are currently seeking motivated people to help our team with our continually growing residential clientele. No experience necessary but must be neat in appearance and have excellent customer service skills and the ability to pass a background check. Part time positions available for days, evenings. Flexible hours. On the job training for the right candidates. Please call (413)579-4719.


Located in beautiful Stockbridge, Massachusetts, the Austen Riggs Center is an innovative psychiatric hospital/residential treatment program with a completely voluntary and open setting. We are seeking a Community Staff person to work 30-40 hours per week. The person in this position will work with patients and staff in the development, management and provision of informal groups and activities aimed at com munity building across our continuum of care. The role also includes facilitating more formal group meetings focused on interpersonal learning, including understanding group dynamics. The major emphasis in all efforts is building a partnership between patients and staff in the service of creating a community that supports participation, learning and development.Qualifications include:

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Songbirds of the Northeast MONTGOMERY - “Songbirds of the Northeast”, a 90 minute power point presentation including both recordings and images of our region’s songbirds, will be presented at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 17 at the Grace Hall Memorial Library by naturalist and landscaper John Root. Plants that attract songbirds will be available for sale and admission is free.

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Experienced medical receptionist for a fast paced medical practice. Duties include: greeting and registering patients, verifying necessary patient information, booking and coordinating appointments, answering multiple phone lines, maintaining patient confidentiality, performing daily opening and closing office procedures. Requirements: Knowledge of business office procedures, skills in computer application, ability to read and understand oral and written instructions, work effectively with others, maintain a pleasant and helpful manner, give attention to detail and multi-task in an efficient manner. Please email resumes to:



Degree in Psychology or related field or equivalent work experience. Masters preferred. *Demonstrated organizational skills and leadership capacities, interpersonal and group skills. *Ability to work flexibly and effectively with a wide variety of people. * Experience working with groups, work in a therapeutic community or residential treatment setting preferred *DBT skills are an asset. *Competence with computer and other office equipment. *Capacity to engage in and lead physical activities (e.g., hikes). Competitive salary and benefit package. For consideration, please forward resume to: Bertha Connelley Director of Human Resources email to: Fax to: (413) 298-4020 Austen Riggs Center 25 Main Street P.O. Box 962 Stockbridge, MA 01262 No telephone inquiries please. Equal Opportunity Employer



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To Advertise 413-562-4181 • CT 860-745-0424

DEADLINE: 2PM THE DAY BEFORE E-mail: 0370 Office Space

0375 Business Property

AVAILABLE JUNE 1ST. Large 2nd floor, 2 bedroom apartment with newer kitchen and bath, private yard and porch, washer/dryer hookup and garage. Looking for long term tenants. $950/month. No pets. Non smoking. (413)562-9117.

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

WESTFIELD 3 room apartment, first floor, stove, refrigerator, AC, all utilities included. Parking on premises. No pets. Non smoker. 0345 Rooms $775/month. Shown by appointment only. Available May 15th. FURNISHED ROOM for rent in WESTFIELD 35 RIDGECREST (413)568-5905. upscale neighborhood. Kitchen CIRCLE. May 16,17,18. 9-4. ESand laundry privileges, utilities TATE/MOVING SALE. Houseincluded. Built in pool. Available hold and garden items. Furfor female, non smoker. niture, exercise equipment, an- WESTFIELD brand new 3 bed- $580/month. Westfield. Call tiques, tools, drill press, MIG room, 1 bath, 2nd floor apart- (413)222-7746. ment for rent. North side close to welder, air compressor. mass pike. $1,100/month + utilities. Washer and dryer included. Sorry no pets or smoking al- ROOM TO RENT in a quiet I N D O O R E S T A T E S A L E . lowed. 1st, last, security re- neighborhood. Kitchen and launWESTFIELD 382 SOUTHAMP- quired for move in. References dry privilege. Heat, A/C, utilities. TON ROAD. May 16,17,18. 9-4. a n d c r e d i t c h e c k d o n e . Available now to non-smoker. Many high quality items. Living ( 4 1 3 ) 2 5 0 - 4 1 4 7 . $600/month, Westfield. room, dining room set and soo (413)355-2338 or (413)562much more. 7341.

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

WESTFIELD 12 NORTHWEST ROAD. Sunday, May 18th, 1-4. Small/large women's clothing, wedding and formal gowns, glassware, many misc. household.

WESTFIELD 1&2 bedroom apartments, rent includes heat and hot water. Excellent size and location. No dogs. Call weekdays (413)786-9884.

WESTFIELD 14 COLUMBIA STREET. May 16&17. 8-3. Raindate May 30&31. Downsizing! Lots of great items. No early birds.

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WESTFIELD 54 OTIS STREET. May 16,17,18. 8-4. Rain/shine. Something for everyone.

WESTFIELD 8 BELMONT STREET. May 15,16,17. 9-4. Something for everyone.

WESTFIELD 89 & 90 BIG WOOD DRIVE. May 16,17,18. 9-4. New items, great deals!

0340 Apartment HUNTINGTON 2 bedroom apartment. Appliances included. $800/month tenant pays utilities. Call (413)667-3149.


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

140 Union Street, #4 Westfield, MA For more information call (413)568-1444 PLEASANT STREET, Westfield. 4 room, 1 bedroom apartment. Stove, refrigerator, storage. $725/month plus utilities. (413)562-2295.

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

WESTFIELD 1 bedroom apartments, large closets, free heat and hot water included, laundry, parking. Possible pet. $785/month. (413)562-2266.

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FOR RENT 1,500sq.ft. clear span 10' ceilings, 8x10 garage door. 1006 Southampton Road, Westfield. Call (413)388-5674.

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0430 Condos For Sale

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0440 Services 0390 Homes For Sale RUSSELL, 5 room, 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Updated plumbing, electric. Town utilities. 155 Main Street. $104,000. (508) 2591856.

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

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Air Conditioning & Heating



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

TURCOTTE ELECTRIC. 30+ years experience. Electrical installations, emergency service work. Generac portable or whole house generator installations. HVAC controls and energy saving green technology upgrades. Fully insured. All calls answered. Master’s Lic #A-18022. DARLING'S ENERGY SERVICE. (413)214-4149. Competitive rates caring for your heating and cooling needs. State of the art Excavating testing, installation and repairs. Call SEPTIC SYSTEMS, house sites, (413)374-5709. demolition, land clearing, driveways, stumping, patios, retaining walls, K&G HEATING & AIR CONDITIONwalkways. CORMIER LANDSCAPING. Now doing SPRING CLEANING, (413)822-0739. INGS. Call Ken (413)564-7089.


Flooring/Floor Sanding

A RON JOHNSON’S FLOOR SANDCARPET, LINOLEUM, CERAMIC ING. Installation, repairs, 3 coats TILE, HARDWOOD FLOORS. Sales, polyurethane. Free estimates. (413) Service. Installation & Repairs. Cus- 569-3066. tomer guaranteed quality, clean, efficient, workmanship. Call Rich Gutter Cleaning (413)530-7922. WAGNER RUG & FLOORING, LLC. 95 MAINLINE DRIVE, WESTFIELD. (413)568-0520. One stop shopping for all your floors. Over 40 years in business.

Chimney Sweeps HENTNICK CHIMNEY SWEEPS. Chimney repairs and rebuilds. Stainless steel caps and liner systems. Inspections, masonry work and gutter cleaning. Free estimates. Insured. Quality work from a business you can trust. (413)848-0100, 1-800-793-3706.


POEHLMAN ELECTRIC. All types of wiring. Free estimates, insured. SPECIALIZING IN PORTABLE AND WHOLE HOUSE KOHLER GENERATORS, SERVICE UPGRADES, SMALL JOBS, POOLS. Gutter deicing cables installed. I answer all calls! Prompt service, best prices. Lic. #A-16886. (413)562-5816. JIM FERRIS ELECTRIC. Senior discount. No job too small! Insured, free estimates. 40 years experience. Lic. #16303. Call (413)330-3682.

MASTER ELECTRICIAN 40 years experience. Insured, reasonable prices. No job too small. Call Tom Daly, (413)543-3100. Lic# A7625.

Home Improvement DAVE DAVIDSON BATHROOM & KITCHEN REMODELING. “GET IT RIGHT THIS TIME” Complete Bath Renovations. Mass. License #072233, Mass. Registration #144831. CT. HIC. #0609568. Now serving CT. Insured. Quality Work on Time on Budget Since 1984. (413)569-9973. C&N CARPENTRY. Suspended ceilings, home improvements and remodeling. Licensed and insured. Call (413)262-9314. DELREO HOME IMPROVEMENT for all your exterior home improvement needs. Roofing, siding, windows, decks and gutters. Call for free quote. Extensive references, fully licensed & insured in MA. & CT. Call Gary Delcamp (413)569-3733. TOM DISANTO Home Improvements The best choice for all interior and exterior building and remodeling. Specializing in the design and building of residential additions, since 1985. Kitchens, baths, siding, windows, decks, porches, sunrooms, garages. License #069144. MA Reg. #110710. FREE ESTIMATES, REFERENCES, FULLY INSURED. Call Tom (413)568-7036.

House Painting ALWAYS CALL FIRST!!! M&M SERVICES-20 Years serving the Westfield area. Painting, staining, house washing, interior/exterior. Wall coverings. Commercial/residential. Free estimates. Insured. References. Mass Reg. #121723. Call (413)568-9731. No job too small !! At SANTA FE PAINTING CO. We're your color specialists! Brighten up your home for Spring! Get all your interior painting needs done now. We paint and stain log homes. Call (413)230-8141. A NEW LOOK FOR 2014. Let Home Decor help. Interior painting and wallpapering, specializing in faux finishes. Servicing the area over 12 years. Call Kendra now for a free estimate and decorating advice. (413)564-0223, (413)626-8880.

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

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


FRESH START PAINTING. Certified lead renovator. Interior/exterior painting. Power washing. Wallpapering. 30 years + experience. Charlie (413)3138084.

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

Landscaping/Lawn Care

ICES. Free estimates. Will beat any other competitors written estimate. Best prices! Satisfaction guaranteed! Call (413)306-8233.

RAIN GUTTERS CLEANED, REPAIRED. Antennas removed, chimneys repaired and chimney caps installed. Roof leaks repaired, vent Stump Grinding areas sealed. Sr. citizen discount. InKELSO FAMILY PAINTING. Filling sured. Free estimates. H.I. Johnson J.D. BERRY CONTRACTING. summer schedule for exterior painting, FILLEY & SON Over 28 years of serving Services. (413)596-8859 before 9p.m. Garages, additions, windows, doors, interior painting anytime. Call Kyle greater Westfield area and beyond. STUMP GRINDING / BOBCAT SERVdecks, vinyl siding and more. (413)667-3395.


#1 PHIL'S DUMP RUNS/DEMOLITION. Removal of any items in cellars, attics, etc... Also brush removal and small demolition (sheds, decks, fences, one car garages). Fully insured. Free estimates. Phil (413)525-2892, (413)2656380.

T-BEST DRYWALL. Complete profes- A DUMP TRUCK. Attic, cellars, yard, sional drywall at amateur prices. Our scrap metal removal. Seasoned Fireceilings are tops! Call Mike 413-821- wood. (413)569-1611, (413)374-5377. 8971. Free estimates.

Electrician WESTFIELD 1 BEDROOM. Kitchen and bath. No pets. $650/month includes utilities. First, last, security. (413)2504811.

CHICOPEE 2 bedrooms plus 10'x26' addition, fenced corner lot. Newer furnace, H20. $42,900. DASAP (413)593-9961


0375 Business Property

0410 Mobile Homes

A.R.A. JUNK REMOVAL SERVICE. Furniture, trash, appliances. Full house cleanouts, basements, attics, yards. Furnace and hot water heater removal. 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE. Free estimate on phone. Senior discount. Call Pete (413)433-0356.

Home Improvement ADVANCED REMODELING & CONSTRUCTION. 25 years experience. Licensed and Insured. Free estimates. Call Don (413)262-8283. When Quality, Integrity, and Value count.

BRUNO ANTICO BUILDING REMODELING.Kitchens, additions, decks, rec rooms, more. Prompt, reliable service, free estimates. Mass Registered #106263, licensed & insured. Call Bruno, (413)562-9561.

#CS077728. Call Jim, (413)569-6920, (413) 530-5430

PAUL MAYNARD CONSTRUCTION. All your carpentry needs. (413)3864606. Did your windows fail with the cold weather? Don't wait another year! Call Paul for replacement windows. Many new features available. Windows are built in CT. All windows installed by Paul, owner of Paul Maynard Construction. My name is on my work.

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

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

cleanups, lawn service, mulching, retaining walls, excavating, decks, Tree Service R.J. FENNYERY HOME IMPROVE- driveways, MENT'S. Professional roofing & sid- patios, tree work, stone work. Call A BETTER OPTION - GRANFIELD TREE SERVICE. Tree Removal, Land ing contractor. All types of home (413)822-0739. Clearing, Excavating. Firewood, Log repairs. Expert emergency leak reTruck Loads. (413)569-6104. pair. Reasonable rates. MA Lic. LAWN MOWING, Spring/Fall cleanups, hedge trimming and all your landscaping #CS066849. MA Reg. #149909. Call needs.(413)626-6122 or visit: www.hag- AMERICAN TREE & SHRUB. ProfesBob (413)736-0276. RJFennyery. sional fertilizing, planting, pruning, cacom bling and removals. Free estimates, PLUMLEY LANDSCAPE, INC. Call us fully insured. Please call Ken 569Home Maintenance today for all your landscape needs. 0469. Landscape design and planting, irrigation installation and repair, and complete HANDYMAN/CARPENTER. All home yard renovations. Drainage problems, CONRAD TREE SERVICE. Expert repairs: Honey to do list, bathroom re- stump grinding, chipper service, bobcat tree removal. Prompt estimates. modeling, tile work, sheetrock repairs, service, gravel driveways, excavation Crane work. Insured. “After 34 winterization. No job too small. 35 years and demolition, including getting rid of years, we still work hard at being profressional experience. (413)519- that unwanted pool. (413)862-4749. #1.” (413)562-3395. 3251.

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.

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

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