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Ocean State alcohol decision tabled again By Hope E. Tremblay Staff Writer SOUTHWICK – Owners of Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL) will have to wait another week to find out if the Southwick store can sell alcohol. Attorney Mary O’Neill met with the Board of Selectmen last week during a public hearing. The request was made for the store to sell private label wines and overstock malt in a 100 square-foot space in the store. The board tabled the vote to last night, then tabled it again because new information was brought forth. Police Chief David Ricardi said last week he was not in favor of issuing OSJL a license to sell alcohol. He submitted a list of questions and concerns, many of which O’Neil’s March 3 presentation answered. Last night she submitted specific responses to each of Ricardi’s concerns. Selectwoman Tracy Cesan asked if Ricardi was given those answers. O’Neil said he was not. “If we’re basing our decision on his recommendation, I don’t see how we can vote on it when he doesn’t have all the information,” said Cesan. During public comment, Economic Development commissioner Michael McMahon said after reviewing the plans and hearing from the Chamber of Commerce, he believed the brands OSJL would offer would attract people to the store and not take away from other Southwick alcohol retailers. O’Neil agreed. “This is not a place where you can buy Miller Lite,” she said. “It will not be major brands, but would be private label wine such as ‘Two Buck Chuck’.” She stressed there would be no coolers or ice cold beverages. “it’s just for the convenience of shoppers,” said O’Neil. Ricardi’s concerns included the storage area for alcohol. Where it would be rung up, would cashiers be TIPS certified, and security, among others.

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Retail complex project under review This tattered flag has been flying in the city for three weeks, according to Eric Steins, a Huntington resident and retired veteran who served in the United States Navy for 20 years. (Photo submitted by Eric Steins)

Rough winter for the red, white and blue By Peter Francis Staff Writer WESTFIELD – “I’ve been working in town for 14 years. I drive every street in this town, and this is the worst I’ve ever seen. It’s a disgrace to the United States.” So says Erik Steins, a Huntington resident and retired veteran who served in the United States Navy for 20 years, referring to a tattered American flag that is currently flying above the ball field at Paper Mill Elementary School. “The last three or four weeks, but this ones been up for a long time,” he said of the amount of time he’s been aware of the haggard stars and stripes. “There’s no footprints going to this flag at all. It should be taken down or not flown at all, instead of being flown like that, especially on public property.” Steins, who works for Asplundh Tree Expert Company and with Westfield Gas and Electric, is in fact disgusted by a number of flags flying all over the city that he said have seen better days. “I’ve seen three in the last week,” he said. The lifelong hilltown resident takes the flag that flies at his home down every night, and is miffed at the number of unsightly city flags, because the red, white and blue are more than just colors to him.

“A person that serves, they write a check to the United States for their life, they’re sworn to protect the flag of the United States,” he said. “That’s why we do it. We gave our lives to protect the United States so that people have the rights and the freedoms they have here.” Donald Wielgus, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and member of the city’s Marine Corps League, couldn’t agree more. “A flag that’s tattered should be replaced,” said Wielgus, who is also a member of Vietnam Veterans Chapter 219, American Legion 124, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars 1847. “Our organizations are here to serve the people.” Wielgus said that there was once a patrol that went around the city spotting well-worn flags and alerting their owners of their condition, but he said the practice has been discontinued. “About five years ago,” he said of the last time such a patrol made the rounds. “But people were getting upset.” Steins explained the procedure for retiring a tattered flag. “You fold it, bring it to the Marine Corps League, put it in the burial box, and they’ll give it the See Red, White and Blue, Page 3

Westfield Fire Chief Mary Regan attempts to judge the reactions as members of the Westfield Police Association and the Rotary Club of Westfield – Roxanne Bradley and Robert Herrick – taste test the each other’s chili offerings at the fourth annual Chili Chowder Chocolate Cookoff at the YMCA of Westfield Saturday. The Rotarians took the prize for the best chili with their C-Dawg Turkey Chili and the pole settled for third place. The event benefited the Y’s annual scholarship campaign and also helped fund a specialty hose nozzle for the Fire Department designed to put large amounts of water on a fire quickly. (Photo ©2014 Carl E. Hartdegen)

By Dan Moriarty Staff Writer WESTFIELD – The Conservation Commission will conduct a public hearing tonight on a proposal to convert the former Balise dealership into a retail complex. The commission is acting under its authority to review all projects proposed in a flood plain or within 200 feet of a stream or river. The applicants, Julie and Nabil Hannoush of 170 Munger Hill Road, are seeking permits from the Planning Board and City Council, as well as the Conservation Commission to renovate the existing 26,450-square foot building and to construct an additional 32,480 square feet of retail space on the 11.36-acre site at 99 Springfield Road. The proposal is to convert the existing building to “accommodate a gym, indoor batting cages, a bar and other retail areas.” The property is zoned for Business B use and the surrounding properties are all commercial, a combination of office buildings and retail facilities. The Planning Board has slated a March 18, 2014 public hearing to review the site plan and stormwater management plan for the proposed renovation and commercial development. The City Council has yet to set a date for its public hearing on a special permit to allow use of the facility as “a club or other places of amusement or assembly.” Typically the City Council waits for the Planning Board to makes its decision to approve or deny applications and to attach finding and conditions to that decision which the council will review for its special permit decision. The property, a section of the former Adams Tree Nursery, is located in a flood plain of the Westfield River, which will be reviewed by the Conservation Commission tonight under a Notice of Intent. The proposal is to remove soil from the current site for compensatory storage of floodwater “to offset floodplain impacts” resulting from the proposed construction’ of three new retail buildings. The three new retail buildings will be 12,900-square feet, 9,000-square feet and 10,800-square feet. The former Balise property is located just to the west of the Walmart store. The project also includes improvements to the existing stormwater management plan, a landscaping plan and reconfiguration of parking facilities and vehicular circulation areas. The documents submitted to the city include a deed, dated Nov. 8, 2013, indicating that the former Balise Automotive Realty Limited Partnership of West S0pringfield sold the land for $2.1 million to N&J LLC of 609 East Main Street, Westfield. See Retail Complex, Page 3

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Open house celebrates 150 years By Carl E. Hartdegen Staff Writer WESTFIELD – Friends and supporters of the Westfield Athenaeum flocked there on Saturday for an open house to celebrate the sesquicentennial of the landmark Westfield institution. Many members of the athenaeum’s staff, and many friends, were dressed in period costumes for the event and many also served as players in several skits staged not only to amuse patrons but also to portray locally significant historical persons and explain their importance to the athenaeum. At the celebration ten years ago of the 140th anniversary of the institution, the display in the Jasper Rand Art Gallery covered local history through the Victorian era. A new display was on exhibit at the open house and will remain at the gallery for the rest of the month. It covers the local history for the period from 1890-1939. The open house was also punctuated by a conga line which the guests were invited to join while singing a ditty about the library. The celebration will continue this month with a speaker series kicking off last night with an address by Lee Hamburg, who explained how to discover the “genealogy” of a local house. The next in the series, all of which will be staged at 6 p.m. in the Lang Auditorium, will be presented by Walter Fogg, who will speak about the development of schools in the city. His speech will be followed, on March 19, by Bob Brown, who will address the issue of myths at the athenaeum. The last program will be presented, on March 31, by Theresa Hickson and Michael McCabe, who will discuss the life – and unsolved murder – of Prof. Lewis Allen. The events are free and open to the public.

Carol and Rock Palmer of Westfield portray the parts of Florence Rand Lang and Henry Lang as they perform a skit Saturday evening at the Westfield Athenaeum’s 150th celebratory open house. The skit portrayed the couple’s presumed conversation as they discussed the request for a $50,000 contribution to the Athenaeum which ultimately funded the Jasper Rand Art Gallery and the Lang Auditorium. See additional “Open House” photos Page 14. (Photo ©2014 Carl E. Hartdegen)


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City considers taking ban on spitting off books GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A ban on spitting in public in Grand Rapids could soon be off the books. The Grand Rapids Press reports (http:// ) the City Commission on Tuesday plans to consider deleting the word “expectorate” from a list of prohibited public acts that includes urination and defecation. City Attorney Catherine Mish wrote in a memo that language was added to the code in an era when the use of chewing tobacco was prevalent and spittoons were common. She says the code’s language “did not disappear as quickly as the spittoon.” Mish says she contacted local health officials, who told her spitting doesn’t pose as much of a threat as it might have in the past. Mish has been scouring city code to find archaic rules, including one recently on being willfully annoying.

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TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Tuesday, March 11, the 70th day of 2014. There are 295 days left in the year.


n March 11, 1954, the U.S. Army charged that Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wis., and his subcommittee’s chief counsel, Roy Cohn, had exerted pressure to obtain favored treatment for Pvt. G. David Schine, a former consultant to the subcommittee. (The confrontation culminated in the famous Senate Army-McCarthy hearings.)

On this date: In 1861, the Constitution of the Confederate States of America was adopted by the Confederate Congress in Montgomery, Ala. In 1864, during the Civil War, the Union Army Ambulance Corps was established by the U.S. Congress. Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was appointed an assistant surgeon of the 52nd Ohio Infantry Regiment, the first woman assigned to such a post. In 1888, the Blizzard of ‘88, also known as the “Great White Hurricane,” began inundating the northeastern United States, resulting in some 400 deaths. In 1930, former President and Chief Justice William Howard Taft was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

opened at New York’s Ethel Barrymore Theater. In 1964, at the 21st Golden Globe Awards, “The Cardinal” was named best film drama of 1963 while “Tom Jones” won for best film musical or comedy. In 1977, more than 130 hostages held in Washington, D.C. by Hanafi Muslims were freed after ambassadors from three Islamic nations joined the negotiations. In 1989, the reality TV show “COPS” premiered on the Fox Network. In 1993, Janet Reno was unanimously confirmed by the Senate to be attorney general. In 2011, a magnitude-9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami struck Japan’s northeastern coast, killing nearly 20,000 people and severely damaging the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station. In 2012, sixteen Afghan villagers — mostly women and children — were shot dead as they slept by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Ten years ago:

In 1942, as Japanese forces continued to advance in the Pacific during World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur left the Philippines for Australia. (MacArthur, who subsequently vowed, “I shall return,” kept that promise more than 2½ years later.)

Ten bombs exploded in quick succession across the commuter rail network in Madrid, Spain, killing 191 people and wounding more than 2,000 in an attack linked to al-Qaidainspired militants.

In 1959, the Lorraine Hansberry drama “A Raisin in the Sun”

President Barack Obama signed a $410 billion spending package to keep the government running through Sept.

Five years ago:

2009, even as he called it “imperfect” because of the number of earmarks it contained. A teenager, Tim Kretschmer, went on a shooting rampage starting at a school in Winnenden, Germany, killing 15 people before committing suicide.

One year ago:

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, a Democrat, was convicted of a raft of crimes, including racketeering conspiracy (he was later sentenced to 28 years in prison). North Korea said it was no longer bound by the 1953 armistice that ended the Korean War, following days of increased tensions over its latest nuclear test.

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Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is 83. ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson is 80. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is 78. Musician Flaco Jimenez is 75. Actress Tricia O’Neil is 69. Actor Mark Metcalf is 68. Rock singer-musician Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) is 67. Singer Bobby McFerrin is 64. Movie director Jerry Zucker is 64. Actress Susan Richardson is 62. Recording executive Jimmy Iovine is 61. Singer Nina Hagen is 59. Country singer Jimmy Fortune (The Statler Brothers) is 59. Singer Cheryl Lynn is 57. Actor Elias Koteas (ee-LY-uhs koh-TAY-uhs) is 53. Actor-director Peter Berg is 52. Actor Jeffrey Nordling is 52. Actress Alex Kingston is 51. Country musician David Talbot is 51. Actor Wallace Langham is 49. Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., is 49. Actor John Barrowman is 47. Singer Lisa Loeb is 46. Singer Pete Droge is 45. Actor Terrence Howard is 45. Rock musician Rami Jaffee is 45. Actor Johnny Knoxville is 43. Rock singer-musicians Benji and Joel Madden (Good Charlotte) are 35. Actor David Anders is 33. Singer LeToya is 33. Actress Thora Birch is 32. TV personality Melissa Rycroft is 31. Actor Rob Brown is 30. Actor Anton Yelchin is 25.



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Government Meetings TUESDAY, MARCH 11 WESTFIELD Conservation Commission Public Hearing Baysinger 6:30 p.m. Conservation Commission Public Hearing Burke 6:30 p.m. Conservation Commission Public Hearing Collins 6:30 p.m. Conservation Commission Public Hearing Nabil 6:30 p.m. Cultural Council 7 p.m.



Hannoush, who owns business in Agawam and Expert Fitness in Westfield, will use the renovated building to consolidate his business interests. The Conservation Commission may also opt for the Planning Board to complete its review of the proposed stormwater management plan before rendering a decision.

Council on Aging 9 a.m. Conservative Commission at noon

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12 BLANDFORD Conservation Commission 6:30 p.m. Finance Committee 7 p.m.


Westfield’s State Representative • Thursday, March 27th Westfield Athenaeum Lang Auditorium Meet & Greet 6:30 p.m. • Forum 7:00-9:00 p.m.

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Suspect in Mass. Bank robbery caught in NY STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Authorities in New York have apprehended a man police say robbed a bank in Stockbridge. Witnesses told police the man who robbed a Lee Bank branch at about 4 p.m. Monday drove away in a late model blue Chevrolet pickup truck with orange New York plates. New York State Police spotted the truck later Monday and arrested 34-year-old Christopher Blair of Hillsdale, N.Y., which is right across the state line. WRGB-TV reports that Blair was arraigned Tuesday as a fugitive from justice and held without bail. Stockbridge Police Chief Robert Eaton Jr. tells The Berkshire Eagle that Blair will face robbery, assault and battery, and larceny charges in Massachusetts. New York authorities say Blair was motivated by drug addiction. It was not clear if he had a lawyer.

Lawrence mayor institutes city hall dress code LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The new mayor of Lawrence has instituted a dress code at city hall, but it isn’t sitting well with some workers. Mayor Daniel Rivera issued a memo last week banning casual clothing including T-shirts, jeans, sweats, bib overalls, Bermuda shorts, spandex and pajamas. He says he may consider casual Fridays in the future. Rivera also directed “all males working in an office environment” to wear ties. He says he’s trying to change the city’s image. The union representing about a dozen code enforcement officers has filed a grievance over the dress code. Inspector Jorge De Jesus tells The Eagle-Tribune he and his colleagues often have to inspect filthy places. Rivera suggests they change before heading out, then change back to professional attire when they get back.


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Report: Most charged at UMass were not students AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — About half of those charged in connection with a series of preSt. Patrick’s Day parties at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst last weekend were not students at the school. The Republican newspaper of Springfield ( OgGDki ) cross-referenced the list of those either arrested or issued a court summons against the student directory, and less than half attend UMass. One UMass employee was also charged. A UMass spokesman says the campus has received a breakdown of student to non-student arrests. Campus officials have previously said students arrested are subject to school discipline, including possible expulsion. The drunken, rowdy parties drew thousands of revelers and received national attention. Four police officers received minor injuries from bottles and snowballs thrown by partiers.

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Fitchburg selects new police chief FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — Fitchburg’s mayor has selected a candidate with federal law enforcement experience to be the city’s new police chief. Mayor Lisa Wong announced Monday that Scott Heagney will succeed outgoing Chief Robert DeMoura, pending city council approval. Heagney is currently resident agent-in-charge of the Rochester, N.Y., office for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The Sentinel & Enterprise ( ) reports that Heagney grew up in Attleboro and began his career in Franklin. His brother is the chief of police in his home town. He has an extensive background in intelligence, counterterrorism and public safety. The council is scheduled to meet March 18. Wong says the city will start contract negotiations with Heagney in the hopes that he can start early next month.

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O’Neil said the storage would be locked and away from public access and all store emotes would be TIPStrained. She said the alcohol would be rung up at the cash registers located at the front of the store. O’Neil said the store currently has 16 surveillance cameras in place, including at the registers and all doors, and there would be cameras focused on the alcohol area.

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proper ceremony,” he said. if they don’t care they “There are two places you shouldn’t fly the flag at all.” can deposit a flag,” Wielgus Not all veterans share this added. “There is an old type sentiment, however. mail box in front of the “When a flag is weathered, Marine Corps League on Elm people don’t just want to Street, a box atCan City throw it away in the garYouHall, Help or Sarah? you can give it to Bob bage,” said Joe Mitchell, an Callahan at the Veteran’s officer in the City of Office.” Westfield’s Veterans Service He stated that every year Department. “People want to the American Legion holds a do the right thing and give it ceremony gives old a proper ceremony.” flags their due respect. Mitchell, who doubles as “During the ceremony, the Assistant Scoutmaster for there may be 100 flags Westfield’s Boy Scout Troop retired,” he said. “But in a 821 after having served as year, there may be 500, most Scoutmaster for a number of of which are from the city.” years, said that there is a misFor both of these proud and conception about Veterans patriotic veterans, the sight of Services. so many blighted is Secret? “A lot of people think Want Toflags Know A Ask Sarah. we’re the ‘flag police’,” he more than just an eyesore. “It tells me that they don’t said. “But thats not true. care,” Steins added of the fli- Everyone in the city — ers of the decrepit flags. “And Police, Fire, the airport, the

schools — has their own flags.” In addition to the Marine Corps League, Mitchell said that his own scouts do different flag collections throughout the year. Sarah Helps Seniors “One of our scouts, John Huntley, did a flagCan collection for his Eagle ScoutYou project,” he said, adding thatHelp Wielgus’ estimation of the Sarah? amount of flags retired by city residents every year is accurate. “That’s fair,” said Mitchell of the 500 flag per year quote. “People fly their flags all the time, all year round.” How Did This HouseHelp Seniors?

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Olympic-sized event: Bellamy returns By Chris Putz Staff Writer WESTFIELD – Twotime Olympic women’s ice hockey silver medalist Kacey Bellamy, of Westfield is coming home. Bellamy, a Team USA hockey defenseman in the 2014 and 2010 Olympics will return to the Whip City Wednesday, and a celebration is planned upon her arrival. She will be welcomed back by family, friends, and fans. Anyone wishing to catch a glimpse of the Olympian is welcome to attend the festivities at Amelia Park Ice Arena March 12 from 6-8 p.m. “What Kacey has brought to hockey in our area, especially girls’ hockey, and to the Westfield area is amazing and immeasurable,” Amelia Park executive director Carole Appleton said. Bellamy began her hockey career as a young child in the city’s youth organizations before attending Berkshire school in

Sheffield. She continued her hockey career there before moving on to the University of New Hampshire, where she joined the ranks of the school’s all-time leaders in

career points by a defenseman. Bellamy graduated UNH in 2009, played for Team USA in 2010 and 2014, and is also currently a member of the Canadian Women’s

Hockey League’s (CWHL) Boston Blades. Come out to Amelia Park Ice Arena on Wednesday night to support Kacey Bellamy and local hockey in the Whip City!

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The Carson Center for Human Services Celebrating 50 Years of Real Help with Real Life 1963-2013 Alice Whitefeather credits the strength of the Jaguar in helping her escape both her captors—her pimp and her addiction. Though she was free, Alice couldn’t sleep and she couldn’t feel her life. She could only stand outside of herself, wakeful and observing. She came to her Carson therapist, Natasha, to ask for help with these two things. These days, Alice felt only in flashback. Flashbacks came in a trinity of terror: images, words and a stomach full of fear. Childhood’s sexual violations were a cold floor where she and the excrement lay, the degrading names were the curling iron that burned her and the physical assaults were the stones thrown at her eyes and head as she curled in a ball to hide. Soon after Alice had escaped her childhood home as a teen runaway, she met Scott. He understood her. Scott shared her dreams of a better future in a new city. He paid her way. When they arrived, Alice met his new face and all the other girls whom he controlled as his prostitutes. There the girls all lived on the cold floor, nursed their burns, curled themselves away from the hurtling stones. Scott brought something new to her life, however. He made all the girls take drugs; they were easier to control that way. Natasha helped Alice get Social Security Disability Insurance and housing for her new life. She taught Alice how to soothe herself, to manage her feelings, to find a life story with many more rooms than those that imprisoned her. Alice learned to sleep. Alice felt her way into a plan. She went to school, found work. Only after many, many months of working together did Alice Whitefeather speak once and sparingly to Natasha of the sacred spirit of the Jaguar that had helped her. The Jaguar was the spirit of waiting and ferocity. He killed with one bite. He was not afraid to walk through humanity’s darkness; his endurance was unmatched. Alice Whitefeather said the night she took the money and ran, the Jaguar ran beside her, slipped in and out of doorways for months, helped her live on courage. Alice told this story to Natasha, gave her a white feather and did not return for fifteen years. Upon her return, Alice brought Natasha pictures of her wife and children. The kids were independent enough now that Alice was thinking of returning to school so that she could work with troubled teens. Together, they reviewed the turns in her path that had brought her to this place of ever increasing fulfillment. “I honor your Jaguar,” said Natasha. Alice Whitefeather looked at her. “The Jaguar does not offer comfort or reassurance, only his strength. The turning point for me was when you cried for me. No one had ever cried for me before. I began to think that if you were crying for me, maybe I was actually someone who was worth something— someone who was worth crying for. I thought you knew this. I gave you my feather.” “I did not understand,” replied Natasha, and she cried again. “We cannot live without fearlessness; that is true. And we cannot live without love’s tears. Do you understand now?” She did. By JAC Patrissi

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By Beth Cardillo Executive Director of Armbrook Village When asked, Americans rate Alzheimer’s disease as their second most-feared illness, following cancer, which is why Armbrook Village is a staunch advocate for taking practical steps toward a healthier brain at any age. We now know that changes and damage in the brain occur decades before any memory loss symptoms appear, so it’s a good idea for everyone to protect and enhance their cognitive health by following a simple brain healthy diet. Armbrook Village practices what it preaches offering “brain healthy cuisine” as part of its dining service for all residents. The community’s “Brain Healthy Cooking Program” was developed by Bostonbased Senior Living Residences, the professional management company that oversees daily operations of the community. Senior Living Residences offers a holistic approach, aiming to improve residents’ quality of life on all levels. Anyone can follow the basic guidelines of the Brain Healthy Cooking Program to promote brain health and lower their risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Several recent large-scale studies found that individuals who follow a “Mediterranean-type diet” (which the Brain Healthy Cooking Program is based on), had a 32-40 percent decreased risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Eat brightly colored fruits. Blueberries and raspberries counteract inflammation in the body, which has been associated with cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Control blood sugar by reducing high fructose corn syrup and refined sugar. Use stevia, a natural sugar substitute, as well as molasses and brown sugar instead. The hippocampus of the brain, an important region for memory, is sensitive to changes in blood sugar levels. Spice it up! Spices have amazing protective properties – cinnamon, rosemary, oregano, and turmeric reduce inflammation and increase blood flow, important to brain health. Eat whole grains, a good source of fiber, magnesium, and iron. Substituting white flour, bread, rice, and pasta for whole wheat varieties will help to maintain weight and reduce your risk for heart disease. Cardiovascular health directly contributes to brain health. Eat plenty of leafy green vegetables for their high levels of vitamins E, D, and dietary fiber. Eaten on a regular basis, vegetables have a dramatic effect on overall health. Go Nuts! A handful of nuts a day provide your daily dose of Vitamin E – which is a powerful protector of the brain. Increase Omega-3 fatty acid intake. Omega-3s are naturally found in your brain. As you age levels of these fats in

Beth Cardillo your body drop, and eating fish, green vegetables, walnuts, and flax seed help to replace the losses and improve transmission of nerve impulses. Beth Cardillo is the Executive Director of Armbrook Village, a new Senior Living Community offering independent and assisted living and a Compass Memory Support Neighborhood, located in Westfield.


2 percent of Americans have new hips, knees By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer It’s not just grandma with a new hip and your uncle with a new knee. More than 2 of every 100 Americans now have an artificial joint, doctors are reporting. Among those over 50, it’s even more common: Five percent have replaced a knee and more than 2 percent, a hip. “They are remarkable numbers,” said Dr. Daniel J. Berry, chairman of orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic. Roughly 7 million people in the United States are living with a total hip or knee replacement. He led the first major study to estimate how prevalent these procedures have become, using federal databases on surgeries and life expectancy trends. Results were reported Tuesday at an American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons conference in New Orleans. More than 600,000 knees and about 400,000 hips are replaced in the U.S. each year. But until now, there haven’t been good numbers on how many people currently are living with new joints. The number is expected to grow as the population ages, raising questions about cost, how long the new parts will last, and how best to replace the replacements as they wear out over time. Why the boom? “People are aware that they’re a success” and are less willing to put up with painful joints, Berry said. The term “replacement” is a little misleading, said Dr. Joshua Jacobs, chairman of orthopedic surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and president of the orthopedic surgery association. What’s replaced is the surface of a joint after cartilage has worn away, leaving See Hips, Knees, Page 7

In this Wednesday, March 5, 2014 photo, Dr. Joshua Jacobs, orthopedics surgery chief at Rush University Medical Center and president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in Chicago, holds a model of a tri-compartmental total knee replacement. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

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Always Tired? Maybe you are Anemic By Jennifer Giffune, R.D., L.D.N Correspondent Ask anyone who has been anemic, and you’ll hear the same thing, “I was just so tired!” Extra sleep didn’t make a difference. What is the real problem? The body may be lacking iron, which is a vital nutrient. One key action it takes is that it carries oxygen in the blood. Iron based anemia is a medical condition in which the body is not getting enough of that oxygen-loaded-blood to the cells. The end result - fatigue. According to the World Health Organization, anemia is the leading nutritional deficiency worldwide, with an estimated 2 billion people suffering. Significantly more women than men have anemia. And the numbers are greater still in the Hispanic/African American population. The US Preventive Task force estimates that 2% of adult men, 9- 12% adult Caucasian women and 20% of African American/ Hispanics have anemia in our country. There are many causes of anemia, such as rapid growth (in children and in pregnancy), inadequate diet (seen in vegetarians as well as the elderly), blood loss (from disease, injury and heavy periods) or poor absorption (particularly in people with Celiac and Crohn’s diseases and in gastric bypass patients). There are many symptoms associated with anemia beyond being tired. According to The National Heart Lung & Blood Institute, symptoms of anemia are: • Short of breath • Dizziness • Light Headed (particularly when standing up) • Headache • Cold hands & feet • Pale skin • Chest pain • Irregular heart beat • Heart murmur • Enlarged heart • Heart failure If it is iron based anemia, you may also be experiencing these signs- brittle nails, swelling/sore tongue, cracks at the corners of the mouth, enlarged spleen, restless leg syndrome, blue color in whites of eyes and frequent infections. Also, some people with iron based anemia exhibit Pica; a type of food craving in which non-food items are eaten such as ice, dirt, paint and starch. If you have one or more of the symptoms of anemia, it is important to get checked by your primary care provider. Your visit will most likely include a complete physical. There are several blood and urine tests that are used to check for anemia such as Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, TIBC (Total Iron Binding

Hips, Knees bone rubbing against bone and causing pain and less mobility. In a replacement operation, the ends of bones are removed or resurfaced and replaced with plastic, ceramic or metal materials. Arthritis is the main reason for these operations, followed by obesity, which adds stress on knees and hips. Baby boomers are wearing out joints by playing sports and doing other activities to avoid obesity. Knee replacement surgeries have more than tripled in the 45-to-64 age group over the last decade and nearly half of hip replacements now are in people under 65, federal numbers show. “It’s not for anybody who has pain in the joint,” Berry warned. Surgery won’t help people with pain and stiffness from arthritis but whose joints are not damaged, said Berry, who gets royalties from certain hip and knee implants. Surgery also is not for people who haven’t first tried exercise, medicines and weight loss, Jacobs said. But for a growing number of people, it can mean a big improvement in quality of life. Mary Ann Tuft, 79, who owns an executive search firm, said her right knee was painful for a decade before she had it replaced in 2005. “I live in downtown Chicago, take a lot of walks along the beach. I could barely walk a block” by the time the operation was done, she said. “I’m very social, but I found going to cocktail receptions where you had to stand a long time, I would just avoid them.” After the operation, “I felt better pretty much right from the beginning,” she said.

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Additionally, you can get iron from plants (it is just significantly less absorbed). Good sources are: iron fortified ready to eat cereals & hot cereals, cooked dried peas/beans (e.g. kidney beans, lentils), tofu, dark green leafy vegetables, molasses, and raisins. Get an extra boost in your ability to absorb iron from your foods by combining those iron rich foods with a good source of vitamin C. You need to have both the Vitamin C and Iron rich foods at the same meal. So, make sure you fill your plate with a fruit and/or vegetable high in Vitamin C. See below for ideas: Produce high in Vitamin C Fruit: apricot, berries, cantaloupe, citrus, honeydew melon, kiwi, papaya and mango Vegetables: bell peppers, hot peppers, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, green cauliflower, collard greens, green beans, kale, spinach, tomatoes and white potato Once you start to replenish your iron stores, be patient. It can take up to 2 months to start to really feel significantly better. Having energy, not always feeling tired, is well worth the wait. Jennifer Giffune, R.D., L.D.N. is a freelance author, professional speaker and nutrition counselor. She currently is providing nutrition counseling services for Hampden County Physician Associates at their offices in Westfield, Southwick and West Springfield. If you would like to schedule a counseling session with Jennifer, please call (413) 569- 2257.

Continued from Page 6 “You don’t even know you have it in there, which is amazing.” Cynthia Brabbit, a dental hygienist from Winona, Minn., had hip replacement in 2007 when she was 52. She developed hip problems in her 20s that distorted her gait and even caused one leg to grow longer than the other. “I was running marathons, doing half marathons, playing tennis,” but the problem grew so bad she couldn’t even walk more than half a mile, she said. “Now I can walk an hour a day,” and is training for a 100mile bike ride this summer, she said. “What a world of difference.” Not all patients have fared as well, though. Implant recalls and big patient lawsuits show the danger when a device is flawed. Last June, Stryker Corp. recalled certain hip implant products because of corrosion and other problems. Last month, another device maker, Biomet, agreed to pay at least $200,000 each to hundreds of people who received artificial hips that were later replaced.

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Obituaries Thelma M. Flynn WEST SUFFIELD, CT - Thelma M. (Bernardara) Flynn, 88, longtime Southwick resident, passed away at home on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Born in Southwick, MA, she was the daughter of the late August & Minerva (White) Bernardara, she attended local schools and was a 1942 graduate of Westfield High School. Thelma was employed as Manager of Ebbs Corner Store for 10 years. She was a Cancer Registrar and Supervisor in Medical Records at Saint Frances Hospital for 18 years, retiring in 1990. She was a founding member and also one of the first Cancer registrars in the State of CT. She was co-founder and Vice President of Sentry Security of Suffield from 1972 until retiring in 2000. Thelma was very active in the Southwick Congregational Church, the Southwick Historical Society, and was a member of the Western Mass Gladiola Society. She loved working outside caring for her flowers; she enjoyed watching and feeding the birds. Thelma leaves three children, Robbin Pope Willis and her husband Richard, with whom she lived with in West Suffield, CT; two sons, William and his wife Sarah of East Granby, CT, and Anthony and his wife Elaine of Willimantic, CT; a sister, Shirley Hotaling and her late husband Arnie, and a brother, William Bernardara and his late wife Lois, all of Westfield, MA; her very special grandchildren, Stephen Flynn and wife Tara, Jennifer Flynn and fiancé’ Ryan Redmond, Michael Flynn, Tyler Flynn, Stacey Auvil and husband Brantley, Meighan Willis and husband Travis; two great-grandchildren, Madeline & Matthew Auvil; several nieces and nephews, and many special friends. Thelma was predeceased by her husband Robert in 1962 and her second husband, Stanley in 2000; a step-son, Robert Jr. in 2008; sisters, Catherine Quinn and husband Lawrence, Eunice Howe and husband Burton; brother, Frank Bernardara and wife Anne; stepbrother, Evelino and wife Frances. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 14th, at 11:00 a.m. at the Southwick Congregational Church, 488 College Highway, Southwick, MA. Burial will be in New Cemetery in the spring. Visiting hours will be Thursday, March 13th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the SouthwickForastiere Funeral Home, 624 College Highway, Southwick, MA. In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation to the Bernardara Flag Fund. Please send to Town Treasurer, Southwick, MA. This fund is to maintain the Flag and Flagpole in the Center Green by the Veteran’s Memorial Stone. Mr. Bernardara took care of that flag for many years until his death.

Court Logs Westfield District Court Monday, March 10, 2014 Joshua S. Mendez, 24, of 19 Mill Street, was released on his personal recognizance pending a May 2 hearing after he was arraigned on charges of reading or sending an electronic message while operating a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license brought by Westfield police. Sarah M. Line, 32, of 91 Meadow Street, was released on her personal recognizance pending a May 9 hearing after she was arraigned on three charges of reckless endangerment of a child, and single charges of negligent operation of a motor vehicle, disorderly conduct, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and a state highway traffic violation brought by the Westfield police. Sarah D. Zaharias, 49, of 700 Southampton Road, was released on her personal recognizance pending a May 9 hearing after she was arraigned on a charge of assault and battery brought by Westfield police. Thomas Cliche, 19, of 68 Montgomery Street, Indian Orchard, was released on his personal recognizance pending a May 9 hearing after he was arraigned on charges of larceny of property valued more than $250 and conspiracy brought by Westfield police. Brandon M. Matuleuski, 25, of 31Tekoa Road, Montgomery, was released on his personal recognizance pending a May 2 hearing after he was arraigned on charges of failure to stop for police, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and speeding brought by Southwick police. Benjamin Sanchez, 26, of 24 East Silver St., was released on his personal recognizance pending a May 2 hearing after he was arraigned on charges of operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without a valid inspection sticker, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of a Class D drug with intent to distribute, possession of a Class E drug, possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and marked lane violation brought by Westfield police.

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From the Desk of Stefan Czaporowski WESTFIELD — Every spring, the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators (MAVA) and the Massachusetts Vocational Association (MVA) co-sponsor an awards ceremony for Outstanding Vocational Students across the state. This award recognizes those students whose scholastic and vocational technical achievements have significantly contributed to their local school district and consequently to the total vocational technical education delivery system in the Commonwealth. The criteria to be nominated is as follows: a minimum of a 3.50 cumulative grade point average, demonstration of technical competence, excellent attendance, leadership qualities, CVTE-related work experiences, participation in extracurricular activities, and community involvement. It is with great pride that WVTHS announces that Senior Manufacturing Technology student Megan Ilnicky has been chosen as the 2014 Outstanding Vocational Student at Westfield Vocational Technical High School. Megan was nominated to receive the Outstanding Vocational Award because of her commitment to education and involvement with various clubs and activities, both in and out of school, as well as for community service. She is currently ranked first in her class and is a member of the National Technical Honor Society. Her leadership skills are also one of her strengths, as demonstrated with her role

Megan Ilnicky as the You Lead President at WVTHS. She has further honed her leadership skills by attending Springfield Rotary Club leadership forum last fall. Megan has also received the prestigious Rotary Club’s Youth Leadership Award, and she has participated in the Kiwanis’s Key Leader Forum, SkillsUSA, the Smith College Summer Science and Engineering Program, Engineering Day at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Women’s Engineering Day at the University of Massachusetts. She has volunteered at WVTHS Parent Volunteer Organization craft fairs, WVTHS open houses

and recruitment days at North and South Middle Schools. Megan has volunteered with the United Way and the Red Cross as well. In addition, she is a three sport athlete that has been selected to the TriCounty All Star teams in both softball and soccer and has been awarded the MIAA sportsmanship award at a ceremony at the Basketball Hall of Fame. Westfield Vocational Technical High School is very proud of Megan Ilnicky and her accomplishments. Presently, Megan is participating in cooperative education with CCAT (Connecticut Center for Advance

Technology). In fact, she is the first high school student to be employed at CCAT. Megan plans to attend either Western New England University or Central Connecticut State University where she plans to study Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering. In April, MAVA will hold an awards ceremony and dinner to recognize Megan, along with other Outstanding Vocational Students from across the state. Congratulations Megan! Stefan Czaporowski Principal Westfield Vocational Technical High School

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Westfield State splits with Worcester Polytechnic Institute Teed allowed two runs on two hits in the first inning but he settled down thereafter, giving up just one run and scattering three hits over his final five innings of work. D’Ambrosio led off the bottom of the first with a single and later scored on a DJ Ouellette (Watertown, CT) sacrifice fly. D’Ambrosio played a role in three different run-scoring innings for WPI, driving in runs in both the second and third innings. Blanchard highlighted a three-run second for the Engineers as he singled and scored, helping WPI to jump ahead to a 4-2 advantage. The Owls got a run back in the third inning, but WPI regained control in the bottom of the fourth, tacking on another three runs to make the score 7-3. Westfield outhit WPI, 9-8, in the opener but the Owls committed five errors. Leadoff bat-


ter Tyler Adams (2 for 4) was the only player with multiple hits. Blanchard and Nick Comei (Haverhill, MA) both had two hits in the second game. Westfield State was led in the second game by McCormack (Shelton, CT) and Danny DiMatteo (Dennis, MA), who both had two hits. The Owls’ Justin Thomson (Yarmouth Port, MA) tossed two scoreless innings to close out the game and pick up the win. PITCHING POWERS OWLS PAST PENN STATE: Led by strong pitching performances from Mike Molta and Peter Cassidy, Westfield State University opened its 2014 baseball season with a 5-0, 4-1 doubleheader sweep of Penn State Altoona on Sunday. Westfield first-year head coach Nathan Bashaw gave the starting nod to his junior aces and they silenced the bats of the

It’s crowded at the plate after Dan McCormack rips the big blow of the game, a two-run double in the sixth inning of Westfield’s 6-3 win over WPI. (Photo by David Caspole) Lions from the Mountain City for most of the day. Molta tossed a three-hit shutout in the first game with three walks and six strikeouts, including three Ks in the final inning. Cassidy hurled six and a third innings, allowing one earned run, one walk and seven hits while striking out five. He was lifted from the game after the

first two Penn State batters rapped singles to open the seventh inning. Sophomore Pete Liimatainen, a 6-2, 205-pound sophomore, recorded the final two outs for the pitching save. In the opener, the Owls scored a first-inning run. Sophomore shortstop Tyler Adams led off with a double, advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on

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LEESBURG, Fla. – The Westfield State University baseball team split a doubleheader with WPI on Monday at historic Pat Thomas Stadium. The Owls dropped the opener, 8-4, then came back to win the second game, 6-3. Infielders Vinny D’Ambrosio (Mahopac, NY) and Zach Blanchard (Warwick, RI) combined for four hits, five runs scored and three runs batted in as the WPI baseball team took game one of a doubleheader. The Engineers rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the nightcap to tie the game at 3-3 in the fifth, but the Owls earned the split by pushing across three more runs in the bottom of the sixth to win, 6-3. The game-winning run scored on a wild pitch and sophomore Dan McCormack (Shelton, CT) – a transfer from Elms College – followed with a two-run double. McCormack drove in four runs in the victory. In the opener, WPI’s Craig



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Lester, Red Sox top Rays FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Jon Lester allowed one hit over three scoreless innings in his delayed first spring training start and David Ortiz hit his first home run of the exhibition season Monday as the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2. Lester pitched 248 innings last year in the regular- and postseason combined, and the Red Sox wanted to bring him along slowly this spring training. He struck out four and walked one against the Rays. Ortiz homered in the third on the first pitch from reliever Steve Geltz, and Mike Napoli added a solo homer off Erik Bedard in the sixth. Evan Longoria hit a solo homer on the first pitch from reliever Chris Capuano in the fourth. Rays starter Jake Odorizzi gave up one run and two hits in 2 1-3 innings. STARTING TIME Red Sox: Lester, who is on track to be the Red Sox opening-day starter, said his spring schedule has been odd but he’s happy with his

progress. “It’s felt a little weird just not being a part of nay games, being around the guys,” he said. “I feel like I haven’t seen the guys in about two weeks. So that’s been a little weird. But I feel good so just keep building on that and just try to look forward to the next one.” Boston Manager John Farrell was satisfied with Lester’s outing. “A very solid three innings of work,” Farrell said. “Any time Jon Lester walks to the mound it’s a good day.” Rays: Odorizzi is working on a new pitch, a cross between a splitter and a changeup, which he calls “The Thing.” Rays Manager Joe Maddon is not worried about the results; he wants Odorizzi to keep throwing his new pitch. Both Odorizzi and Bedard are candidates for the Rays’ fifth rotation spot. Bedard, who is working on his changeup, went 1 2-3 innings, giving up three runs on five hits and two walks with one strikeout.

NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Monday’s Games Baltimore 7, Pittsburgh 6 Atlanta 8, Philadelphia 1 Boston 6, Tampa Bay 2 Detroit 17, St. Louis 5 Miami 11, N.Y. Mets 1 L.A. Angels 8, Cleveland 3 Chicago White Sox 6, Milwaukee 3 Chicago Cubs 3, San Francisco 2 Kansas City 8, Seattle (ss) 2 Texas 8, Cincinnati 2 L.A. Dodgers 8, Oakland 8, tie San Diego 5, Colorado 0 Houston 7, Washington 4 Arizona 3, Seattle (ss) 3, tie Tuesday’s Games Minnesota vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Miami vs. Boston (ss) at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Boston (ss) vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Texas vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Seattle vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Oakland vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m.

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Pts 66 59 59 57 53 48 48 43 42 31 31 31 30 29 29 27 25 25 24 21

Arsenal vs. Swansea, Ppd. Cardiff City 3, Fulham 1 Crystal Palace 0, Southampton 1 Manchester City vs. Aston Villa, Ppd. Norwich 1, Stoke 1 West Ham vs. Hull City, Ppd. Chelsea 4, Tottenham 0 Sunday, March 9 Newcastle vs. Everton, 1600 GMT, Ppd. Monday, March 10 Liverpool vs. Sunderland, 2000 GMT, Ppd. Saturday, March 15 Hull City vs. Manchester City, 1245 GMT Everton vs. Cardiff City, 1500 GMT Fulham vs. Newcastle, 1500 GMT Southampton vs. Norwich, 1500 GMT Stoke vs. West Ham, 1500 GMT Sunderland vs. Crystal Palace, 1500 GMT Swansea vs. West Brom, 1500 GMT Aston Villa vs. Chelsea, 1730 GMT Sunday, March 16 Manchester United vs. Liverpool, 1330 GMT Tottenham vs. Arsenal, 1600 GMT

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf x-Indiana 46 17 .730 — 5-5 L-4 29-4 17-13 29-7 x-Miami 44 17 .721 1 7-3 W-1 25-4 19-13 27-11 d-Toronto 35 27 .565 10½ 7-3 L-1 18-12 17-15 22-15 Chicago 35 28 .556 11 7-3 W-1 19-11 16-17 25-14 13 8-2 L-1 16-15 17-15 23-15 Washington 33 30 .524 Brooklyn 32 30 .516 13½ 7-3 W-2 20-11 12-19 18-19 Charlotte 30 34 .469 16½ 6-4 W-1 18-14 12-20 19-18 27 35 .435 18½ 2-8 W-1 17-11 10-24 18-19 Atlanta New York 25 40 .385 22 4-6 W-4 14-20 11-20 17-23 22 2-8 L-3 14-20 10-19 20-19 Detroit 24 39 .381 Cleveland 24 40 .375 22½ 3-7 L-4 15-17 9-23 14-25 Boston 22 41 .349 24 3-7 W-2 14-19 8-22 18-18 Orlando 19 46 .292 28 3-7 L-3 15-16 4-30 15-27 Philadelphia 15 48 .238 31 0-10 L-17 8-24 7-24 10-28 Milwaukee 13 50 .206 33 3-7 W-1 8-26 5-24 11-28

WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf d-San Antonio 46 16 .742 — 9-1 W-6 23-8 23-8 25-10 d-Oklahoma City 46 17 .730 ½ 5-5 L-2 26-6 20-11 27-11 Houston 44 19 .698 2½ 8-2 W-5 26-7 18-12 24-16 d-L.A. Clippers 45 20 .692 2½ 8-2 W-8 27-5 18-15 27-11 Portland 42 21 .667 4½ 6-4 L-2 24-8 18-13 23-17 Golden State 40 24 .625 7 8-2 W-4 20-10 20-14 22-16 Dallas 38 26 .594 9 6-4 W-2 21-10 17-16 19-17 Memphis 36 26 .581 10 7-3 W-2 19-14 17-12 19-19 Phoenix 36 27 .571 10½ 5-5 L-2 22-12 14-15 23-19 Minnesota 31 31 .500 15 7-3 L-1 17-13 14-18 17-22 Denver 27 36 .429 19½ 3-7 L-2 16-16 11-20 15-23 New Orleans 26 37 .413 20½ 3-7 W-3 15-14 11-23 11-27 Sacramento 22 41 .349 24½ 4-6 L-2 13-19 9-22 12-27 Utah 22 42 .344 25 3-7 L-1 14-17 8-25 11-26 L.A. Lakers 22 42 .344 25 4-6 W-1 11-20 11-22 12-26 d-division leader x-clinched playoff spot Sunday’s Games Chicago 95, Miami 88, OT L.A. Lakers 114, Oklahoma City 110 New Orleans 111, Denver 107, OT Brooklyn 104, Sacramento 89 Boston 118, Detroit 111 Toronto 111, Minnesota 104 Houston 118, Portland 113, OT Dallas 105, Indiana 94 Golden State 113, Phoenix 107

Monday’s Games Charlotte 105, Denver 98 Brooklyn 101, Toronto 97 Miami 99, Washington 90 New York 123, Philadelphia 110 Milwaukee 105, Orlando 98 Atlanta 112, Utah 110 L.A. Clippers 112, Phoenix 105 Tuesday’s Games Boston at Indiana, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Chicago, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Houston at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

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

STATE D3 HOCKEY SEMIFINALS Thursday, March 13, 2014

Westfield vs. SHREWSBURY Mass Mutual Center, 5:30 p.m.

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 64 43 17 4 90 204 159 Boston 64 42 17 5 89 204 143 Toronto 66 35 23 8 78 196 199 N.Y. Rangers 65 35 26 4 74 171 162 Montreal 66 35 24 7 77 166 166 Philadelphia 64 33 24 7 73 183 188 Tampa Bay 65 34 24 7 75 186 171 Columbus 64 33 26 5 71 186 178 Detroit 64 29 22 13 71 171 179 Washington 66 30 26 10 70 193 200 New Jersey 65 28 24 13 69 161 167 Ottawa 65 28 25 12 68 185 213 Carolina 64 27 28 9 63 160 184 N.Y. Islanders 67 25 33 9 59 188 228 Florida 64 24 33 7 55 156 206 Buffalo 64 19 37 8 46 128 188

WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 64 44 14 6 94 211 145 Anaheim 65 43 15 7 93 208 160 Chicago 65 38 13 14 90 223 172 San Jose 65 41 17 7 89 199 157 Colorado 65 42 18 5 89 199 172 Los Angeles 66 38 22 6 82 162 139 Minnesota 64 34 22 8 76 158 157 Dallas 64 31 23 10 72 185 179 Phoenix 65 30 24 11 71 181 188 Winnipeg 66 30 28 8 68 182 192 Vancouver 67 29 28 10 68 157 181 Nashville 65 27 28 10 64 156 194 Calgary 65 25 33 7 57 152 194 Edmonton 65 22 35 8 52 162 212 Portland at Memphis, 8 p.m. Dallas at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. NOTE: Two points for a win, one Nashville 4, Ottawa 3, OT Phoenix at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games point for overtime loss. Colorado 3, Winnipeg 2, OT Washington at Pittsburgh, Denver at Orlando, 7 p.m. Los Angeles 3, Calgary 2 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Sunday’s Games N.Y. Islanders 7, Vancouver 4 Dallas at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Charlotte at Washington, 7 p.m. St. Louis 3, Minnesota 2, SO Toronto 3, Anaheim 1 Edmonton at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Brooklyn at Miami, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers 3, Detroit 0 Columbus at Dallas, susp. Toronto at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Detroit at Toronto, 7 p.m. Boston 5, Florida 2 New York at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Chicago 2, Buffalo 1 Tuesday’s Games Wednesday’s Games Memphis at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Los Angeles 4, Edmonton 2 Nashville at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Boston at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Utah, 9 p.m. New Jersey Vancouver at Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m. Portland at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. Monday’s Games at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Chicago at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. Cleveland at Phoenix, 10 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Carolina, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Calgary, 10 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Clippers, Phoenix 4, Tampa Bay 3, SO 10:30 p.m. Pittsburgh 3, Washington 2 Detroit at Columbus, 7 p.m.


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Westfield High School’s second quarter honor roll FIRST HONORS Grade 9 Acharya, Bandana Arona, Katrina Lynn Asselin, Kayla Renee Boudreau, Miranda Rose Bourgoin, Jennifer Lynn Bower, Jordan Emily Brusa, Jessica Leigh Burdick, Christina Ashley Centeno, Gabriel Lim Charvat, Abigail Frances Clemente, Nicole Marie Colombani, Adrian Thomas Cousins, Lindsay Nicole Cressotti, Claudia Francis Davis, Allison Julia Dinopoulos, Alexandra Edelson, Mallory Ray Edgley, Jenna Nicole Farnham, Johnna Ann Gentle, William Zachary Grusetchi, Alisa Huntley, Jonathan David Irwin, Elizabeth Merson Jalbert, Kathryn Anne Kappel, Noah Avner Knapik, Katherine Rose Lapointe, Kailyn Adrienne Malinowski, Michael Giovanni McDermott, Erin Rachel Mochak, Dalen Francis Moorhouse, Sean Michael OConnor, Daniel Jeremiah Otero, Marissa Marie Paro, Ashley Nicole Pelletier, Mackenzie Erin Pelletier, Madison Rae Piepergerdes, Gabriel Michael Poteat, Elizabeth Suzanne Prenosil, Ryan Anthony Rogers, Nicholas Scott Santangelo, Julia Kathleen Seslar, Lauren Elizabeth Sharma, Anoushka Shia, Morgan Brittney Sienkiewicz, Emily Elizabeth Stawasz, Paige Caron Sullivan, Dillon Magrath Sullivan, Shannon Elizabeth Tverdokhlebov, Annette Alexandra Walsh, Scott Michael Warren, Andrew Charles Wills, Marissa Ann Znakharchuk, Ilona Valeryevna Grade 10 Abdul Ghani, Omar Ali Albano, Zachary John Anjos, Ross Liam Bachmann, Neal Grady Barnes, Grace Aileen Barouxis, Julia Lynn Beattie, Christopher Andrew Bone, Hannah Christen Brazee, Kaela Ashleigh isabel Burrage, Andrew John Carson, Andrew James Chlastawa, Sara Danielle Davledzarova, Eleanora Saira Diana, Amaya Holford Dufraine, Ellen Olivia Dupuis, Jakob Harley Farnham, Sarah Elizabeth Foley, Owen Thomas Gosselin, Daniel Mark Hanks, Courtney Lynn Heideman, Kristin Margare Howard, Katherine Anna Jury, Benjamin Sullivan Kane, Samantha Nicole Katsounakis, Marissa Taylor Katsounakis, Nicole Elizabeth Khomichuk, Viktoriya Yaroslav Kiltonic, Kelsey Faith Kontsimal, Ruslan Andreynovich Kurtz, Devon Michael Lajeunesse, Adam Joseph Laplante, Simon Edward Liucci, Francesco Orlando Lunardini, Gabrielle Rae Manna, Alyssa Marie Marco, Anna Marie Martynyuk, Maksim Petrovich Maryanski, Daniel James Maxton, Rachel Marie Mccabe, Kathryn Frances Mccormick, Jillian Marjorie Melnychuk, Sofiya Vasilyevna Metallo, Mario Peter Millikan, Gavin Alexander Murphy, Sean Creel Nesmelova, Valentina Vasilyevna Obrien, John Robert Parent, Margaret Ellen Perpetua, Jake Perry, Austin William Pyshnyak, Pollyanna Romanenko, Alla Vasilyvna Ross, Alexis Nicole Smith, Taylor Virginia Sperling, Samantha Joy Sullivan, Jake Dennis Svec, Virginia Lee Templeton, Grace Scott Tsatsos, Nathaniel Richard Visconti, Michael John Znakharchuk, Bogdan Valerievich Grade 11 Adamski, Alison Kim Ashburn, Karly Beatrice Berry, Maura Elizabeth Best, Alec Nathaniel Beswick, Zachary Walter Bewsee, Gabrielle Josephine Bourgoin, Jeffrey Ryan Boyer, Corenn Hope Brock, Jordan Bailey Burdick, Brianna Marie Chambers, Kevin Mitchell Cheney, Allison Helena Clauson, Jordan Taylor Collier, Sara Elizabeth Conklin, Rachel Ann Correa, Jade Lianna Daly, Devin Alice Davis, Brian Prescott Desrosiers, Ryan Daniel Dorgan-Halliday, Faith Evan Edwards, Benjamin Lawrence Eger, Alison Mae Farnham, Shawn Robert Florek, Kaleigh Marie Frare, Mateo Franco Garlo, Matthew James Giffune, Hannah Rose Gilmore, William Lloyd Grusetchi, Irina Haluch, Amanda Elizabeth Helliwell, Alexandra Lauren Hentnick, Katherine Marie Hickson Azocar, Elizabeth Michelle Hickson, Daniel Joseph Hubeny, Jason Matthew Khomichuk, Aleksandr Yaroslav Kiefer, John Carl Korobkov, Olga Kozak, Maileen Elizabeth Kozlowski, Christina Rae Lacey, Craig Peter Lander, Sarah Rae Laplante, Aric David

Lawrence, Taylor Michael Longley, Lauren Elizabeth Mccarthy, Abby Sue Mccormick, Haley Megan Minchuk, Alexander Muldrew, Stephanie Yarling Noel, Carolyn Christine Pacheco, Antone Frank Patel, Jay Harnish Paye, Laura Elizabeth Paye, Stephanie Mary Piascik, Timothy Robert Plourde, Sarah Bethany Porter, Nicole Susan Prain, Hayden Lawrence Rockwal, Caleigh Carmen Rosso, Kiersten Marianne Salois, Arianna Karen Short, John Wallace Stefano, Lindsay Irene Steger, William Joshua Svec, Kateri Elizabeth Swords, Rachel Elizabeth Thomson, Caroline Torcivia Tong, Michael Vu Tuttle, Samantha Lee Wagner, Corey James Wagner, James Palmer Walczyk, Peter Alexander Zering, Alexandra Lee

Grade 12 Acosta, Eduardo Anjos, Brooke Alexandra Atkocaitis, Madison Elizabeth Aube, Nicholas Gilles Balukonis, Benjamin Gudmundur Bannish, Taylor Marie Barbieri, Jacob John Beman, Jacob Elliott Bernardara, Robert William Biley, Larisa Ivanovna Bilodeau, Rachel Lee Brunges, Kate Burlachenko, Karena Alekseyvna Burrage, Joshua Michael Carson, Alyssa Mary Chaban, Jonah Christopher Chartier, Nicole Marie Chen, Weijia Clark, Ryan Patrick Colby, Samantha Marie Czach, Lauren Elizabeth Darling, Tianna Rose DeGray, Gienna Christine Dellaquila, Mikaela Marie Delusa, Angela Mary Dimenno, Alexa Jeanne Doody, Jeremy Martin Dowland, Rebekka Lu Dube, Taylor Eloise Dufraine, Carolyn Michelle Eak, Annalise Mary Edgley, Lauren Katherine Esquilin-Nieves, Astrid Alexandra Falconer, Lauren Michelle Feyre, Michael Steven Fillion, Caitlin Ann Fitzgerald, Garrett Daniel Flaherty, Liam Ashton Galetta, Brandon David Gervais, Kelly Maura Gootzit, Shaina Rae Hamel, Taryn Michelle Howard, Jason David Huntley, Rachel Judith Johnson, Margaret Anne Johnstone, Alison Patricia Jones, Mackenzie Mae Karki, Yam Kaubris, Alexander Ty Keats, James John Kordana, Julianne Lynn Kwarcinski, Timothy Walter Lander, Samantha Rebecca Lewis, Erin Michaela Liptak, Joan Yue He Macdonald, Nycki Alaine Manfredi, Chiara Mayforth, Christopher Ian Mcnerney, Sarah Meader, Hannah Yi Meneses, Victoria Emily Messenger, Tyler Edward Minicucci, Alexi Rose Mitchell, Brian James Morin, Allyson Taylor Muto, Natasha Rose Nugent, Olivia Madison Ogrady, Devin Andrew Oleksak, John William Ouimette, Kara Nicole Owen, Ashlee Lynn Paine, Nigel Stephen Patenaude, Rachel Anne Perreault, Matthew Joseph Perry, Taylor Jasmine Pioggia, Carly Elizabeth Popchuk, Andrey Pratt, Jessie Elizabeth Reno, Kayla Jillian Renschler, Madison Hope Reynolds, Maeve King Ronchi, Marissa Lynn Rucki, Leah Beth Senecal, Caroline Ann Simard, Alison Mary Slivca, Ilona Smithies, Cassandra Lynn St Jacques, Taylor Alexandra Stark, Toni Lee Stinehart, James Liam Sullivan, Sean Rowan Unterreiner, Caitlin Laura Visconti, Anthony Joseph Wallace, Ryan John Walsh, Hope Mckenzie Willhoite, Lauren Rae Willhoite, Paige Elizabeth Wyman, Hannah Elizabeth Xavier, Amanda Elizabeth Yurovskih, Kathryn Zabielski, Kyle Michael SECOND HONORS Grade 9 Adams, Joshua James Anderson, Christopher James Anderson, Lillian Amaya Ayala, Janessa Iris Bashir, Irej Bazegian, Dillon Maxwell Bein, Marie Monteleone Bermudez, Nicole Marie Bihler, Dylan Raymond Biskupic, Michael Domenic Blackwelder, Elizabeth Ann Bragagiu, Cristiana Victorovna Budathoki, Indra Kumari Bunin, Thomas Burnusuz, Vladimir Michael Burton-Alexander, Jaelani Marie Callaghan, Devin Katherine Cameron, Andrew Phillips Cannady, Cole Dalton Carrier-Molleur, Hannah Susan Chaban, Mckenzie Elizabeth Chaoush, Olivia Alexandra Charette, Rachel-rose Josette Ciccolo, Emily Jean Cintron, Shayralee Circe, Sarah Elizabeth Clark, Anthony Myrl Colapietro, Jacob Edward

Cole, Victoria Lee Collier, Matthew John Corcoran, Alexis Hara Desharnais, Makailah Luree Dintzner, Joseph Anthony Edwards, Ebony Melanie Erickson, Jillian Emma Fantakis, Kalista Antonia Farrar, Emily Lucille Fenton, Kayla Marie Ferreira, Bryan Marques Feyre, Kaitlyn Mary Fiddler, Courtney Lee Florek, Hannah Marie Garfield, Camden Ryan Gawron, Arkadiusz Cheslaw Gedmin, Steven Lane Guarente, Julie Elizabeth Hall, Amanda Marie Haluch, Trisha Marie Hannum, Bryanna Marian Harlow, Jacob Lincoln Hawks, Sabrina Lynne Hurley, Timothy Patrick Jablonski, Rachael Regan Jurczyk, Hayley Anna Katsounakis, Gianna Lauren Kaubris, Lindsey Carole Kearing, Adam Stratton Kelso, Gavin Michael Knowlton, Samantha Rose Kochanski, Zachary Paul Kowalski, Brittany Diane Krol, Stefan James Laurenzano, Gabrielle Nicole Loboda, Eduard Ivanovich Lopez-Pu, Petrona Lussier, John Raymond Malochleb, Jasmine Alize Maniscalco, Shoshana Leah Marshall, Carey Rose Marx, Katelyn Elizabeth Mccarthy, Mollyrose Therese McDowell, Connor Jacob Mckenzie, Camille Catherine Miller, Rachel Lynn Moran, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Murphy, Madison Noelle Murphy, Megan Marie Murphy, Skylar Lynn Neidig, Kendall Taylor OBrien, Meghan Elizabeth Panchenko, Veronika Valentin Popchuk, Tanya Jennifer Porter, Ryan David Roberts, Matthew Thomas Rodriguez, Michelle Lee Rodriguez-Ross, Gabriella Mercedes Rosso, Nicholas James Schoenfeld, Kyra Elizabeth Schwartz, Ari Benjamin Shia, Alexis Jordan Smith, Thomas James Sokolov, Leah Rachal Spice, Abigael Kallista St Pierre, Anthony Robert St Pierre, Austin Michael Stenico, Lindsay Marie Stephens, Rebecca Lynn Stinehart, Madison Margaret Thayer, Carly Florence Therrien, Jeremy Joseph Thomas, Corbin Dewayne Totten, Maggie Lynn Turcotte, Brandon Charles Unger, Erik Michael Unsderfer, Megan Ashley Uva, Joseph Peter Viale, Tristin Vrankovic, Marko Walker, Elizabeth Catherine Weaver, Emily Elizabeth Weiss, Mitchell Richard Whitman, Liam Robert Woodbury, Sarah Glenn Woodruff, Meagan Patricia Grade 10 Alfano, Alexander Michael Alvalle, Jasmine Marie Atkisson, Blaine Frances Baker, Ashlie Marie Balgassi, Louisa Rowe Balland, Kayla Ann Barcomb, Madeline Elizabeth Beauchemin, Nicholas Robert Bedinelli, Anthony Robert Beis, Kyle Robert victor Belobrov, Vladislav Viktoovich Berube, Sean Michael Beswick, Kayla Rose Blishchik, Abigail V Brady, Nathaniel Patrick Brennan, Katherine Lynn post Brozini, Annie Jones Burke, Aaron Michael Burlachenko, Ludmela Alekseyvna Busiere, Julia Rose Butera, Matthew Turner Chartier, Jordyn Renee Chlastawa, Matthew Frank Christian, Janis Kelsey Clark, Christopher Wayne Clark, Kira Amber Cloutier, Samuel Christian Cole, Megan Grace Cole, Steven George Collins, Jacob Adam Crean, Christopher Michael Cyrankowski, Emily Casimere Dargie, Nathan Peter Darwick, Ashley Meghan Degrandpre, Matthew Joseph Dejordy, Garrett Daniel Diaz, Briana Isabel Didomenico, Matthew John Ditto, Hannah Christine Dolan, Samantha Lee Dorsey, Keyana Marie Dumaine, Julianna Rose Fay, Sean Aaron Fitzgerald, Eileen Theresa Gazda, Haleigh Elizabeth Gearing, Alexander Ronald Gelina, Rachel Louise Gilbert, Colin Christopher Girace, Andre Patrick italo Godaire, Jennifer Nicole Gosselin, Paige Ann Goyette, Anne Katherine Grady, Anna Catherine Guerrette, Danielle Ann Guilbert, Katelyn Faith Gurung, Anjana Healey, Jessica Lee Hoiberg, Scott William Jablonski, Kayla Stacey Jablonski, Richard Riley Jarvis, Zachary Derek Johnstone, Kelsey Lynn Jones, Hunter Lawrence Keeney, Brooke Ashley Keesee, Alecia Marie Klimczyk, Bradley William Laplante, Noah Donald Ledoux, Reiley Ann Levakis, Trenton William Levere, Alexis Rose Lewis, Alyssa Rae Liptak, Ann Yu rong Lukomski, Madeline Margaret Maciorowski, Victoria Annamarie Martin, Samantha Frances Massey, Griffen Michael Mcconkey, Jeffrey Michael

Melbourne, Paige Elizabeth Melendez, Anthony Steven Michonski, Kelly Lynn Mitchell, Natalie Elizabeth Mongeon, Cassidy Jane Morin, Alexa Elizabeth Murphy, Maxwell John Neuzil, Michaela Marie Neylon, Paige Marie Occhiuzzo, Emma Ann Oneil, Sarah Marie Parmiter, Cameron Neeley Pavlyuk, Solomia Peloquin, Andrew Richard Powers, Marissa Moore Priest, Kyle Anthony Ramos, Luis Javier Rice, Jade Madison Riga, Anthony Nicholas Rivera, Gabriella Marie Rix, Madison Ann Roache, Lauren Marie Roskey, Kayla Christine Rowbotham, Julia Elizabeth Sanders, Morgan Marie Santos, Zorimar Silva, Grace Marie Stairs, Tyler Mathew Stewart, Kathryn Ann Sullivan, Anthony William Sullivan, Leighanne Marie Sullivan, Shane Anthony Thompson, Haley Kiernan Toomey, Kane Elizabeth Urbanek, Jacob Valliere, Katelyn Marie Vergnani, Carissa Lynn Vincent, Olivia Marie White, Christopher Albert Williams, Julia Mary Wolanin, Rebecca Lynn Wroth, Jillian Taylor Wyckoff, Corina Marie Zayac, Elaina Katherine Zering, Tyler James

Grade 11 Ackerman, Jacub George Albert, Alexandria Victoria Alfano, Gabriel Anthony Allen, Ashley May Arnold, Alicia Renee Asselin, Joseph Theodore Banar, Roman Baysinger, Elizabeth Marie Beaulieu, Elizabeth Alexandra Begley, Haley Jean Bennett, Mikayla Janice Bilodeau, Jason Troy Bonsall, Kristen Nicole Brockney, Madison Pauline Brouillette, Joshua James Bucko, John Ryan Budathoki, Leela Devi Cassidy, Sherie Ann Coffey, Andrea Kathleen Colapietro, Katherine Ann Colby, Emily Ann Colombani, Isaias Andres Conroy, Chelsea Margaret Cousineau, Justin Thomas Cousins, Rachel Ann Cruz, Maricelis Joanne Cyr, Rebecca Lynn Davila, Iesha Malena Day, Ashley Rose Diltz, Karly Theresa Dinopoulos, Cassandra Doiron, Benjamin Paul Dougenik, Brian Andrew Dunn, Colin James Dupras, Tyler Richard Evans, Samuel Stuart Ferriter, Seainin Padraig Fratini, Timothy James Fredette, Melanie Lauren Frisbie, Jourdan Cassidy Gale, Andrew Kenneth Gelinas, Elizabeth Amanda Gentile, Christopher Thomas Gillespie, Heather Therese Gillespie, Joshua Ronald Gintowt, Emily Anne Golob, Emmanuel Gonzalez, Skyemarie Kristal Goulette, John Arthur Grabiec, Alexandrea Bear Grabiec, Cheyenne Winter Gurung, Aita Singh Hall, Nicholas John Hanks, Nicholas Bryant Hefner, Ronnie Gene Hinds, Jordan Paul Hogan, Sarah Eleanor Hubbard, Mitchell Edward Iglesias, Jared Daniel Janovsky, Amelia Juliet Jasmin, Jonathan Michael Johnson, Samuel Alan Kearney, Austin Lee Kennedy, Kaleigh Theresa Kerr, Garrett Douglas Khomichuk, Yana King, Amanda Marie Koivisto, Katie Marie Kotarski, Taylor Allyssa marie Kovalenko, Vera Kwarciany, Tessa Elizabeth Lepine, Brandon Michael Lindsay, Allycen Nickole Littlefield, Marissa Anne Lund, Emilia Frida christina Lyons, Kyle Joseph Marcyoniak, Elizabeth Anne Marvonek, Colton Jan Marx, Alicia Marie Mastello, Karly Ann Mastroianni, Jennifer Victoria Mclean, Kenneth Fuller Miller, Kane James Miller, Sara Elizabeth Milliron, Zachary Daniel Montalvo, Lia Victoria Mulligan, Anthony Christopher Mulligan, Sara Ashley Murray, Kelli-lee Musial, Zachary Tyler Neidig, Cody Steven Nunez, Celina Rosali O’ Connor, Erin Elizabeth Onyski, Cara Beth Onyski, Christina Lynn Oquendo, Jordanio Osowski, Michael Robert Otero, Desiree Elizabeth Pagluica, Maria Michelle Pellan, Haley Alexandra Peret, Michael Walter Perez, Joshua Lee Petrone, Christopher John Plasse, Nicole Alexandrea louise Porter, Lauren Kelly Prats, Elaine Enid Provost, Mikael Zacherie Quinn, Collin James Reljic, Goran Renaud II, John Joseph Reyes, Payton Taylor Reynolds, Michael Christopher Rivera, Kyahnna Jhanese Rodriguez, Nina Lucia Santiago, Harry Manuel Scarfo, Louis Salvatore Sheehan, Liam Thomas Shevchuk, David Pavlo

Shilyuk, Eric Shrewsbury, Austin Wayne Sienkiewicz, Michael Paul Strzempek, Jonathan Stevens Sullivan, Christopher Patrick Sullivan, Connor Rowan Sullivan, Rebecca Jean Towle, Brandon Jonathan Towle, Zachary Michael Tu, Christopher Kai wun Umer, Muhammad Verrochi, Sarah Beth Viale, Rory Waite, Stephanie Anne Waldo, Casey James Waldo, Sonny Shea Ward, Craig Thomas Wilk, Ashley Nicole Wood, Aaron Christopher Woodbury, Jessica Katerina Zampini, Michael Christian

Grade 12 Acharya, Bishnu Maya Adams, Christopher John Ahearn, Mariel Frances Albano, Nicholas Peter Andrews, Emily Ann Auyeung, Richard Roy Baillargeon, Logan Emily Baird, Sara Christine Barnes, Brian Robert Bein, Jordan Marshall Bein, Nikki Monteleone Belanger, Alyssa Rose Browne, Monica Minzy Brozini, Alexandra Jones Bruno, Matthew Morgan Buchanan, Noah Kevin Budreau, Anthony James Butera, Megan Ann Camp, Victoria Lee Canty, Ian Casey Cavanaugh, Melissa Ann Cecchini-Juskhas, Ashley Rene Chambers, Daniel James Chaoush, Nicholas Byron Charvat, Daniel Richard Chhetri, Suk Bahadur Chlastawa, Jake Evan Chlastawa, Luke William Circe, Amanda Marie Coddington, Ian Joseph Cole, Matthew James Collier, Zane Thomas Collis, Kelsey Louise Crandall, Samantha Marie Crepeau, Kelsey Barbara Cromack, Trent Graves Cruz, Angel Gabriel Cruz, Javier Enrique Curtin, Katelynn Emmaline Diaz, Gishlaine Marie Dolan, John Francis Faiza, Faiza Farrar, Anthony Joseph Fenton, Lindsey Kristen Fleming, Alyssa Marrie Fox, Sabrina Brooke Gendreau, Samuel Michael Gonzalez, Joseph Isaiah Gonzalez-Rosario, Mark Daniel Gurung, Amber Bahadur Halama, Sylvester Halls, Justin Gordon Haramut, Christopher Bruno Hosmer, Adam Joseph Houle, Brent Michael Hutchison, Brittany Lyn Irujo, Colin Anthony Irzyk, Matthew Donald Jacques, Monica Elisabeth Jacques, Nicholas Henry Johnson, Cherie Lynnette Jurczyk, Shaylyn Lydia Kamal, Nicole Marie Kelleher, Timothy John Kennedy, Sean Michael King, Anthony Charles Kochanski, Samuel Henry Kuzon, Zachary Israel Liquori, Hannah Noel Lund, Alexandra Michelle Lussier, Frances Nolan Macleod, Mackenzie Grace Martin, Ned Phillip Mastriano, Kara Lynn Matson, Emilie May Matyseck, Brenna Rose Maxton, Robert Louis Mayne, Jesse Thomas Mckenzie, Casey Carl Mcleavy, Edward Patrick Millikan, Mackenzie Leigh Morales, Roberto Luis Nemec, Allyson Marie O’connell, David Alan Otero, Isabella Inez Paradis, Christopher Michael Paton, Keri Ann Paul, Emily Christina Pchelka, Mark Timofeyevich Petzold, Conor Andrew Pilgrim, Benjamin Emerson Plourde, Victoria Jean Puza, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Quinones, Hannah Rachael Renzo, Nicholas Aleksander Riga, Christopher Andrew Rios, Nicholas John Rivera, Cristian Alejandro Roberts, Haley Lynne Rogers, Demetrius Donell Rothermel, Jenna Elizabeth Ruskevich, Yelena Pavlovna Salnick, Erin Rebecca Saltmarsh, Mckenzie Cecile Santiago, Rebeka Santiago, Roberto Pastor Santinello, Michael Cam Schmidt, Taylor Alexis Seabury, Anaise Anita Sgambati, Brianna Kimberly Sharon, Julianne Elizabeth Shaw, Jordan Manuel Shmyglya, Yelizaveta Smith, Morgan Ashley Smith, Samantha Sky Stupak, Aleksander Pavlovich Sullivan, Jamie Elizabeth Sunar, Kiran Swords, Noah Christian Talbot, Brianna Marie Theriault, Alexandra Bailey Therrien, Kayla Nicole Thivierge, Olivia Lynn Tong, Tracy Vu Toomey, Jake Richard Twining, Madison Paige Tyler, Makayla Lynn Unger, Christopher Paul Vaughan, Clarise Odelia Vrankovic, Savo Walsh, Matthew Jonathan Warner, Shayna Layne Welker, Austin David Wheelden, Jessica May White, Morgan Leigh Whitman, Brendan Patrick Wolanin, Jacob Laurence Wroth, Patrick Connor Zhou, Tianyi Zuev, Ivan

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Annie’s Mailbox By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar

What can I do? Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 27 years, and I always had a good relationship with my father-inlaw. When he divorced for the second time, we offered to let him live rent-free in the guesthouse behind our home. In the past three years, our feelings for him have disintegrated. Dad does absolutely nothing to earn his keep. When he moved in, we bought him a flat-screen TV, gave him furniture and helped decorate. We haven’t asked for money, and he has never offered to lift a finger. Shouldn’t he at least weed his area, clean out his garage and shovel snow around his door? Dad is 73 and in good health. We pay for his electricity, satellite TV and Internet. We gave him one of our cars, and it took a year before he started chipping in on the insurance premiums. He would never think to have the oil changed. The money is not the problem. It’s that Dad is so irresponsible, ungrateful and disrespectful. He walks into my house without knocking and scares me to death. He leaves his cigarette butts in a beer can on my front porch. I have him over for dinner once a week, and he eats like a glutton, devouring all the week’s leftovers. He never reciprocates in any way. I’m sick of his lazy and thoughtless ways, and so is my husband. My father-in-law is completely self-centered, and it is not lost on me why he is twice divorced. What can I do? -- Finished with Him Dear Finished: First talk to your husband so the two of you are in agreement about Dad. Then tell Dad what the new rules are and what you expect. We also suggest you lock your doors, put your leftovers in the freezer before he comes over and start charging him rent. Dear Annie: My parents are compulsive hoarders. They keep everything. They have clothing that hasn’t been worn in 35 years, furniture they no longer use, reference books that are outdated, and stacks of magazines, newspapers and boxes of papers that pose a fire hazard. I would like to give things away and throw things out, but my hands are tied. I am not allowed to sort through any of their junk, because I might “toss something they need.” But I know they’d never begin to find that “something” amidst all the clutter. They do not realize they have a problem, but it’s driving me crazy. What can I do? -- Going Insane Dear Going: Your parents may be overwhelmed with the amount of stuff they have accumulated over the years and even embarrassed to have you go through it. Be sympathetic and respectful toward their choices. Ask sweetly whether they would go through just one box with you to see what’s in there that might be worth keeping. If so, you can set aside the things they want, regardless of whether you agree, and get rid of the rest. But if they still refuse or won’t admit that crumbling newspapers can be tossed, try to understand that this type of hoarding is a mental illness and requires professional help. See whether there is a hoarding task force in your area, and also contact the International OCD Foundation ( for information and referrals. Dear Annie: That letter from “Staying Warm in South Dakota” saved me a service call to my heating contractor. I had not changed the batteries in my digital thermostat in a long time. After changing them this afternoon, my gas heater is now working just fine. No problem. Thanks. -- Jesup, Ga. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, March 11, 2014: This year you experience a natural schism between your mind and your emotions. Many of you might choose to listen to one voice instead of the other. Decide what the right one for you is. If you are single, you will meet several potential suitors. Enjoy the dating process. Mr. or Ms. Right might be right around the corner. If you are attached, your awareness of your feelings and thoughts will evolve into many discussions with your significant other. Add more romance by re-enacting your first date, or other memorable occasions. Some of you might decide to act out your first encounter. Have fun with your sweetie! LEO is a romantic, like you. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult


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ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHH Misunderstandings seem to lurk, yet there seems to be a sense of emotional connection. You keep ignoring verbal disconnects as if they are nothing. Be aware that, sooner or later, someone will get angry. The good news is that it likely won’t be you. Tonight: Try to keep the peace! TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH You have a way about you that draws in many people except that one person who seems so distant. Conversations will seem awkward at best, yet the emotional connection endures. Be open-minded, even if someone is being sarcastic or difficult. Tonight: Out and about. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHH You might be overly concerned about your finances, especially when you look at the situation intellectually. Your emotions could be telling you something very different. It boils down to this: How much do you trust your feelings? Tonight: Use moderation. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH You will have a very emotional bond with someone. You could feel so connected to this person, yet you might think and speak very differently from how he or she does. Try to sort out any verbal misunderstandings. Respect your differences. Tonight: Beam in what you want. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH The Lion usually roars, but you might opt to be invisible today. You’ll see a situation evolving, and you could be very worried about the outcome. Share your feelings only if asked. For now, the less said the better. Tonight: Nap, and you will feel much better. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Keep your focus on the whole rather than on the individual. You will be more effective, and others will be more responsive. Confusion surrounds communication, but your intentions will be made known. Use care with spending. Tonight: Where the crowds are. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HH Pressure continues to intensify, no matter what you do. You easily could find yourself feeling angry about the situation. You also could feel financially limited. Make sure that you stay in touch with a boss or older friend. Tonight: Work late if need be. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Take an overview, and refuse to be reactive. Your knee-jerk reactions seem to be right-on, so follow your gut feelings. You instinctively will want control, but that might not be possible at this point in time. Tonight: Tap into your imagination for inspiration. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH Deal with others on a oneon-one basis right now. You will find that communication might not be as difficult as you previously thought. Still, there could be some awkward moments. You seem to be holding a lot in. Tonight: Munchies with a friend. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH You’ll feed off the energy of those around you. They seem enthusiastic and more than willing to do what it takes to reach a mutual goal. Generally you are the leader, and they are the followers. Enjoy the change and the break from such intensity. Tonight: Go with a suggestion. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHH You are able to accomplish a lot and remain focused by pulling away from others. Your persona at work might be more serious than you intend to project. News seems to carry a controversial aspect that could cause a disagreement.



Tonight: Don’t push too hard. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHHH Your imagination touches many different realms and subjects. Others notice that faraway look. Some people could feel rejected by your attitude, while others will feel intrigued. A close friend might want to be the most important topic on your mind. Tonight: Avoid a fight.

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Many from the community attended the open house, Saturday, March 8th, to celebrate Westfield Athenaeum’s 150th year (1864-2014). With refreshments, and entertainment, the event was a huge success. (Photos by Don Wielgus)

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DAY CAMP LEADERS - Applicants must be 18 years of age, or older and hold a current CPR and First Aid Certificate. Duties include teaching and supervising children 6-12 yrs. of age in arts and crafts, games, sports, special events and environmental education. Experience working with children preferred. (6-8 positions anticipated) M-F 35-40 hours a week June 23 August 15 Applications available online or at: City Hall Personnel Department Municipal Building 59 Court Street Westfield, MA 01085 Hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Any questions regarding positions, please contact Jim Blascak, Interim Director at 572-6312 All applicants must submit to a CORI/SORI (A criminal back round check) and complete the Conflict of Interest Law form The City of Westfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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The City of Westfield is seeking applicants to fill several spring and summer skilled seasonal positions for the Parks and Recreation Department. Posted February 7, 2014 and will close May 2, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Selection to be made in May (Subject to funding) These positions must have a Valid Certification in CPR and First Aid required and attached to job application in order to receive an interview. BASEBALL SPECIALIST: Ap- These are seasonal positions plicants must be 21 years of age with no benefits. or older. Duties include teaching and supervising children in the Due to the large volume of apsport of baseball. Thorough plications received, not all certiknowledge of baseball and prior fied applicants will receive an inbaseball instructional experi- terview. ence preferred. Three weeks Monday - Friday 8:30 A.M. to PLAYGROUND DIRECTOR Applicants must be 18 years of 12:00 noon. age or older and hold a current F I E L D H O C K E Y I N - CPR and First Aid Certificate. STRUCTOR: Applicants must Director oversees the daily operbe 18 years of age or older. Du- ation of the playground program ties include teaching and super- at a designated city playground. vising children the sport of field Duties include teaching and suhockey. Thorough knowledge of pervising children 6-13 yrs. of field hockey and prior field age, in arts and crafts, games, hockey instructional experience sports, and special events. Previous experience in a recreationpreferred. al setting or day camp leaderY O U T H S P O R T S I N - ship experience (4 positions anSTRUCTOR: Applicants must ticipated) M-F 25 hrs. a week Jube 18 years of age or older. The ly 1-August 8 Youth Sports Instructor teaches various sports programs to chil- PLAYGROUND LEADERS dren ages 3-12. Experience Applicants must be 16 years of working with children and thor- age or older and hold a current 0180 Help Wanted ough knowledge of teaching CPR and First Aid Certificate. various sports preferred. Two Duties include teaching and supervising children 6-13 yrs. of weeks Monday - Friday CNA POSITIONS AVAILABLE. age in arts and crafts, games, Full time/part time, per diem. Ap- Applications are available online sports, special events and envirply in person: The American Inn, or at: onmental education. Experience 1 Sawmill Park, Southwick. working with children preferred (10-15 positions anticipated) MCity Hall F 20-25 hours a week July 1 Personnel Department August 8 59 Court Street Westfield, MA 01085 DAY CAMP DIRECTOR - ApDRIVERS Hours are from Monday- plicants must be 20 years of age Friday from 8:00 a.m. - or older and hold a current CPR FULL-TIME and First Aid Certificate. Direct4:00 p.m. or oversees the daily operation $1,500 Sign-On Bonus All applicants must submit to a of the day camp program. ExCORI/SORI (A criminal back perience supervising staff and Local company seeks qualiround check) and complete the children in a recreation setting or fied Class A Drivers, 1 year previous day camp leadership Conflict of Interest Law form. experience, 100,000 miles. experience. Duties include Good driving record with no The City of Westfield is an Equal teaching and supervising chilDUI's. Must be dependable. Opportunity, Affirmative Action dren 6-12 yrs. of age, in arts and Hub miles, stop pay. Full becrafts, games, sports, special Employer (M/F/H). nefits package available. events, and environmental eduUniforms provided. 350 mile Any questions, please call Jim cation (2 positions) M-F 35-40 running area, good equipBlascak, Interim Director at hours a week June 23 – August ment. 15 (413)572-6312.



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0220 Music Instruction

0340 Apartment

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

WESTBRIDGE TOWNHOUSES, 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, full basement. $800/month plus utilities. (413)562-2295.

WESTFIELD SCHOOL OF MUSIC offers private instrument and vocal lessons and "Happy Feet" (babies, toddlers) class. Visit our web site at: or call at (413)642-5626.

WESTFIELD Beautiful 2 bedroom townhouse, clean, quiet, 1-1/2 bath, carpeting, appliances, hot water included. Very reasonable heat cost. Sorry no pets. From $795/month. Call for more information (860)485-1216 Equal Housing Opportunity.

WESTFIELD 1&2 bedroom apartments, rent includes heat and hot water. Excellent size and location. No dogs. Call BERNESE MOUNTAIN PUP- weekdays (413)786-9884. PIES. Ready to go March 1st. Call Dog Zone (413)569-1420. WESTFIELD 3rd floor efficiency apartment with lots of cabinet space. Recently remodeled. Appliances included. Washer/dryer hookups. Quiet neighborhood. Off 0255 Articles For Sale street parking. $600/month plus utilities. No pets. Non DIAMOND GOLD Connection smoker. (413)374-8803. Gift Certificate. $100. value, $50. Call (413)562-4220.

0235 Pets

0260 Computers SOUTHWICK ENTERPRISE COMPUTERS. I/T for business without monthly fees. Networks, email, virus removal, Quick Books/office support. Free consultation. Microsoft certified. (413)374-9910.

A SEASONED LOG TRUCK LOAD of hardwood; (when processed at least 7 cords), for only $650-$700 (depends on delivery distance). Call Chris @ (413)454-5782.

AFFORDABLE FIREWOOD. Seasoned and green. Cut, split, delivered. Any length. Now ready for immediate delivery. Senior and bulk discount. Call (413)848-2059, (413)530-4820.

SEASONED FIREWOOD 100% hardwood. Stacking available. Cut, split, delivered. (128cu.ft.) Volume discounts. Call for pricing. Hollister's Firewood (860)653-4950.

SILO DRIED FIREWOOD. (128cu.ft.) guaranteed. For prices call Keith Larson (413)537-4146.

0285 Wanted To Buy PAYING CASH FOR COINS, stamps, medals, tokens, paper money, diamonds and jewelry, gold and silver scrap. Broadway Coin & Stamp, 144 Broadway, Chicopee Falls, MA. (413)5949550.

0340 Apartment 5 ROOM, 3 bedroom, completely renovated Westfield/Russell area, country setting. NEW stove, refrigerator and heating unit. Large yard, parking. $895/month. No pets please. Call today, won't last. (413)3483431.

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

ROOM FOR RENT in Southwick/Lakeview. Kitchen and laundry privileges. Female preferred. $475/month includes utilities. (413)244-0787. ROOM TO RENT in a quiet neighborhood. Kitchen and laundry privilege. Heat, A/C, utilities. Available now to non-smoker. $600/month, Westfield. (413)355-2338 or (413)5627341.

SOUTHWICK. Furnished/unfurnished room for rent for quiet, responsible person. Private full bath/entrance. Access to living room/fireplace, private galley kitchen, appliances. Call Robin (413)2216606.

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BEAUTIFUL, SECLUDED mountaintop lot in Montgomery, MA. Panoramic views. Fully cleared, destumped and graded. Ready to build. Minutes to Westfield. 5.69 acres. Asking $160,000. Call (413)562-5736.

0440 Services

A1 ODD JOBS/HANDYMAN. Debris removal, landscaping, garage/attic cleansouts, interior 0375 Business Property and exterior painting, power washing, basic carpentry and MONTGOMERY 5 miles from plumbing. All types of repair Westfield. Spacious office in- work and more. (413)562-7462. cludes utilities and WiFi. $350/month. Call (413)9776277.

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CARPET, LINOLEUM, CERAMIC TILE, HARDWOOD FLOORS. Sales, Service. Installation & Repairs. Customer guaranteed quality, clean, efficient, workmanship. Call Rich (413)530-7922.

JIM FERRIS ELECTRIC. Senior discount. No job too small! Insured, DAVE DAVIDSON BATHROOM & free estimates. 40 years experience. KITCHEN REMODELING. “GET IT RIGHT THIS TIME” Complete Bath Lic. #16303. Call (413)330-3682.

Home Improvement

Renovations. Mass. License #072233, Mass. Registration #144831. CT. HIC. #0609568. Now serving CT. Insured. Quality Work on Time on Budget MASTER ELECTRICIAN 40 years ex- Since 1984. (413)569-9973. perience. Insured, reasonable prices.

No job too small. Call Tom Daly, WAGNER RUG & FLOORING, LLC. 95 (413)543-3100. Lic# A7625. MAINLINE DRIVE, WESTFIELD. (413)568-0520. One stop shopping for all your floors. Over 40 years in business. Flooring/Floor Sanding

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DELREO HOME IMPROVEMENT for all your exterior home improvement needs. Roofing, siding, windows, decks and gutters. Call for free quote. Extensive references, fully licensed & A RON JOHNSON’S FLOOR SANDinsured in MA. & CT. www.delreoING. Installation, repairs, 3 coats Call Gary polyurethane. Free estimates. (413) Delcamp (413)569-3733. 569-3066.

HENTNICK CHIMNEY SWEEPS. Chimney repairs and rebuilds. Stainless steel caps and liner systems. Inspections, masonry work and gutter Hauling cleaning. Free estimates. Insured. Quality work from a business you can A DUMP TRUCK. Attic, cellars, yard, trust. (413)848-0100, 1-800-793-3706. scrap metal removal. Seasoned Firewood. (413)569-1611, (413)374-5377.

Drywall T-BEST DRYWALL. Complete profesA.R.A. JUNK REMOVAL SERVICE. sional drywall at amateur prices. Our Furniture, trash, appliances. Full house ceilings are tops! Call Mike 413-821cleanouts, basements, attics, yards. 8971. Free estimates. Furnace and hot water heater removal. 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE. Free estimate on phone. Senior disElectrician count. Call Pete (413)433-0356. POEHLMAN ELECTRIC. All types of wiring. Free estimates, insured. SPECIALIZING IN PORTABLE AND WHOLE HOUSE KOHLER GENERAHome Improvement TORS, SERVICE UPGRADES, SMALL JOBS, POOLS. Gutter deicing cables installed. I answer all calls! Prompt service, best prices. BRUNO ANTICO BUILDING REMODELING.Kitchens, additions, Lic. #A-16886. (413)562-5816.

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. (413)214-4149.

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

Home Maintenance

HANDYMAN/CARPENTER. All home repairs: Honey to do list, bathroom remodeling, tile work, sheetrock repairs, decks, rec rooms, more. Prompt, re- winterization. No job too small. 35 years liable service, free estimates. Mass profressional experience. (413)519Registered #106263, licensed & in- 3251.

sured. Call Bruno, (413)562-9561.

JOSEPH’S HANDYMAN COMPANY. Carpentry, remodeling, kitchen, baths, C&N CARPENTRY. Suspended ceil- basements, drywall, tile, floors, susings, home improvements and remod- pended ceilings, restoration services, eling. Licensed and insured. Call doors, windows, decks, stairs, interior/exterior painting, plumbing. (413)262-9314. Small jobs ok. All types of professional work done since 1985. Call Joe, (413)364-7038.

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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. At SANTA FE PAINTING CO. We're 10% senior discount. Free estimates. your color specialists! Fall season is MA. Lic. #170091. Call (413)977-5701 in full swing. Get all your exterior painting needs done now. Including Snowplowing painting and staining log homes. A.B.C. SNOWPLOWING. Westfield Call (413)230-8141 residential only. 15 years experience. Call Dave (413)568-6440. 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 !!

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.

Landscaping/Lawn Care

SNOWPLOWING / Snowblowing lots, driveways. ROOF RAKING. Dependable, reliable service. Call (413)3745377. SNOWPLOWING, SNOW BLOWING, SHOVELING. Call Accurate Lawn Services, (413)579-1639. SOLEK BROTHERS SNOW REMOVAL. Roofs, decks, driveways, parking lots, ice dams. Fully insured. Free estimates. Sean (413)977-5456.

YARD CLEANUP, thatching, leaf brush removal, hedge/tree trimming, Tree Service mulch/stone, mowing. Call Accurate A BETTER OPTION - GRANFIELD Lawncare, (413)579-1639.

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.

TREE SERVICE. Tree Removal, Land Clearing, Excavating. Firewood, Log Truck Loads. (413)569-6104.

AMERICAN TREE & SHRUB. Professional fertilizing, planting, pruning, cabling and removals. Free estimates, fully insured. Please call Ken 5690469. CONRAD TREE SERVICE. Expert tree removal. Prompt estimates. Crane work. Insured. “After 34 years, we still work hard at being #1.” (413)562-3395.

Plumbing & Heating


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

KEITH'S UPHOLSTERY & REPAIRS. 30+ years experience for home or business. Discount off all fabrics. Get quality workmanship at a great price. Free pickup and delivery. Call (413)5626639.

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