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but will probably periodically believe in saviours.” — Jacob Christoph Burckhardt

TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014

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Rail trail funds diverted

Daly pleads guilty to murder NORTHAMPTON — A Huntington man charged with killing his live-in girlfriend and hiding her body in a cardboard box has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and misleading police. Jeb Daly said in Hampshire Superior Court DALY yesterday that he decided to plead guilty to spare both families the “circus” of a trial. A second-degree murder conviction carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole after 15 years. Prosecutors say the 38-yearold Daly beat and strangled 30-year-old Jessica Dana at their Huntington home in June of 2012 following an argument over money and Daly’s drug use. Dana had three children, two of them fathered by Daly. Daly claimed Dana left the house on her own, but her body was found behind the house

“The people no longer believe in principles,

A group of students in the carpentry class at Westfield Vocational-Technical High School apply the finishing touches to the structural frame of the cupola that will be located on the City Green. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

Pavilion to be erected next week By Dan Moriarty Staff Writer WESTFIELD – The Park Square Pavilion construction is about to get off the ground, literally, when Westfield Vocational Technical High School students begin erecting the steel skeleton next week. Mayor Daniel M. Knapik said that students have already constructed the elaborate truss system which will support the roof of the structure. “It was supposed to take quite a while, but they got it together in a couple of days,” Knapik said.

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Brian Falcetti, the WVTHS carpentry shop lead teacher, said the truss system was constructed off-site then brought to the school, where students have been assembling it. “The students are fitting as many parts on it in the shop so when it’s assembled it can be lifted into place,” Falcetti said. “We still have support parts coming that need to be put into place.” Ward 2 Councilor Ralph Figy said he anticipates work to erect the pavilion See Pavilion, Page 3

Hilltowns prepare for Worthington withdrawal By Peter Francis Staff Writer HUNTINGTON – At the Gateway Town Advisory Committee’s Friday evening meeting at Stanton Hall, hilltown residents from six of the seven Gateway Regional School District communities went over several scenarios based on outcome of a bill that would allow the Town of Worthington to withdraw from the district. Seated before a crowd of about 25, GTAC members Darlene McVeigh, Derrick Mason, and Joe Kearns, members of the Towns of Huntington, Russell, and Middlefield’s Finance Committees, joined their fourth member, Montgomery Selectman Dan Jacques, in laying out the next steps for the district if Governor Deval L. Patrick either signs the bill into law, vetoes it, or does nothing. “The bill now contains amendments that force a more thorough review of the process, and includes not only evaluations of Worthington’s plan and situation, but the whole Gateway situation,” said Jacques. “There’s something in the wording of the language, however, that says that doesn’t happen until after Worthington leaves,

By Dan Moriarty Staff Writer WESTFIELD – City officials are concerned that the regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) priority list is shifting away from the North Phase of the Columbia Greenway. The priority amendment in the TIP budget would commit a substantial amount of federal funding under the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program to the Union Station Redevelopment Project in Springfield. The use of un-programmed Tip Funding for the Union Station project over the next three years means that approved projects, such as the Columbia Greenway, will have no access to contingency funding, or ability to “pump up” the appropriation of local projects with those uncommitted funds. The current TIP commitment to the North Phase of the Columbia Greenway bike trail is $2.2 million, while the current engineering estimate to rehabilitate the former railroad bridge over the Westfield River is $2.8 million. The project can proceed under the $2.2 million or be delayed for three years until un-programmed funding becomes available. “What we’re hearing is that funding is probably two years away,” Mayor Daniel M. Knapik said this morning. “Money in the DOT (Department of Transportation) account is being

Contractors continue to work on the Westfield Columbia Greenway Rail Trail near the Tin Bridge area off South Broad Street. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

and that’s a potential concern. There are things in there that will help address things much better than the way the bill went in initially.” Jacques prefaced his statement by saying that he isn’t getting too optimistic about how Patrick will decide, but that he hopes attendees of the meeting will call the Governor’s office, as well as their local legislators, and tell their friends and neighbors to do the same. “In the original language, (The Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education) didn’t need to approve the impact on Gateway’s plan,” McVeigh said, adding that the education plans of Worthington and Gateway need to be submitted within 60 days from the enactment, with DESE then getting 60 days to report their findings to the legislature. “Even if the Governor does nothing or signs it, ultimately it does need to go back to DESE, and he (Chester Mitchell, DESE commissioner) ultimately has the authority to approve or disapprove these plans which may stop the bill from going forward,” she said. McVeigh said that should the district’s communities decide to

Westfield Homeless Cat Project rescues 20

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By Peter Francis Staff Writer WESTFIELD – Volunteers for the Westfield Homeless Cat Project discovered a large colony of abandoned, purebred house cats over the weekend, several of which are expecting litters. The organization received a phone call and began a rescue effort Sunday. “So far, 15 cats have been retrieved and there are at least five more that have been seen,” said Kathy Meyer, who has volunteered for almost four years with the group. “They were dumped at a vacant lot in a rural area.” Meyer declined to say the exact location of the lot, as they are

WHS instituting ‘pre-AP’ courses

Annual Spring Plant Sale Westfield Vocational-Technical High School horticulture technology students, Alex Gomez, Jr., Dylan Lisheness and Beau Bailey, work in the school greenhouse preparing for the Annual Spring Plant Sale with starts today and will continue until Saturday, May 10. Hours are, today 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Wednesday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. - noon (unless sold out). The sale is a major fundraiser for the horticulture class. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

By Peter Francis Staff Writer WESTFIELD – An initiative was unveiled to the Westfield School Committee last night that looks to change attitudes toward learning at Westfield High School next year. Beginning next fall, Westfield High will begin referring to honors courses as “pre-Advanced Placement” in an effort to set more students on the path toward taking AP courses, taking and passing AP exams, and preparing themselves for the next level of education. “We are moving forward with making a slight change to our program of study at Westfield High School,” said Westfield High Principal Carter of the new pre-AP designation last night. “Nothing really changes in those courses in terms of weight. In the past those courses have received a

higher weight towards a student’s GPA. That will continue under the current honors model.” Carter stated that what he’s hoping to do is enhance the “rigor and expectation” in these courses with the help of the Massachusetts Math and Science Initiative (MMSI), and will be helping to train teachers in ramping up these courses. “We’re looking to better prepare students for when they can better promote through the years to an AP course,” he said. “We think this is a positive result of our relationship with MMSI, and we feel that ultimately that pre-AP designation is really going to plant that seed in student’s minds that this is not the end – it’s only the beginning in terms of preparation for AP and beyond.” School Committee member Kevin Sullivan asked just how many new courses and initia-

Jonathan B. Carter Westfield High School Principal tives would be available in the fall. Carter responded that the school is looking to strengthen AP curriculum. “Right now, we offer 15 AP courses. Next year we will offer 19 with the addition of a few science offerings, as well as the See WHS, Page 8

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Club kids get new shoes By Joel Williams Club Intern WESTFIELD – Children from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Westfield were able to go to Payless ShoeSource to get new shoes as a part of the organization’s Payless Gives™ Shoes 4 Kids campaign. Each participating child was given a certificate equivalent to $20 to spend at the store. Upon entering, the kids had their right foot measured and their shoe size put on a sticker which they wore around the store. Kids were able to pick up new shoes, socks, and accessories, and, in some cases, gifts for their family members. “I got some new shoes and some earrings for my grandma,” said RJ, 12. Josiah, 13, was able to get sandals in her favorite shade of green, just in time for summer. “I’m really thankful, because it’s almost summer and I needed new sandals. Oh, and I helped R.J. pick out new shoes because he wasn’t sure which ones he wanted, but I have three brothers so I knew what looked good.” “They’re such sweet kids. My son went to the Boys and Girls Club. It was great because I always knew where he was and that he was safe. I’m glad Payless does this. It’s great. It’s a lot of fun,” said one Payless associate. This is the sixth year of Payless’s Shoes 4 Kids program. Each year, Payless Corporation partners with nonprofit organizations like the Boys and Girls Club to give away more than

Josiah and R.J. with their new shoes from Payless.



1.5 million dollars in shoes to children in need. For more information about events and programs taking place at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Westfield, or to find out how to get your child involved, call Kellie Brown at 413.562.2301 or visit

By Joel Williams Club Intern WESTFIELD – During April vacation, the Boys and Girls Club is still bustling with activity. Even at 10 in the morning kids are in the game room shooting pool, playing ping pong, foosball, Xbox, and so on. “I’m never bored. There’s always something to do,” said Adriana, 13. During the break the Boys and Club members in the computer lab during Girls Club is open 8 a.m. to 6 school vacation week. (Photo submitted) p.m. during vacation weeks, as opposed to the normal hours of 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. for ages 12 and under. Older members are able to stay until 8 p.m. “You get to see a lot of kids that don’t normally come,” said Katie, 13. “It’s good to be able to see friends. It’s just a good place to hang out and have fun,” said Dan, 16. In fact this was the consensus for many kids at the club when asked what their favorite part of school vacation was. Bryan and Alex, both 9, said that their favorite part was watching movies. Nathan, 8, said that his favorite part was going on the computers. John, 14, said that his favorite part was playing basketball at the gym. During vacation, the Boys and Girls Club has no shortage of activities. Each day there is a special event, such as the Basketball Shootout, Spa Day, Ping Pong Tournaments, Cherry Pick Tournaments, and an American Idol Competition. Some Club members were even able to take a field trip to Mystic Aquarium. The kids agree, the Boys and Girls Club is a fun place to be, especially during vacation. For more information about the Boys and Girls Club, or to sign your child up, please visit our website or contact Kellie Brown at (413) 562-2301.

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Cape Cod shark safety flier sparks concerns

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BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A new brochure being distributed on Cape Cod warning people about the possibility of sharks has some people wondering if it might do more harm than good. The 415,000 brochures were printed and distributed by consortium of harbormasters and other local officials in Massachusetts with $22,500 from a state program to raise awareness of sharks and educate the public about what to do if they see one. There’s some good information in the brochure, said Richard Delaney, president of the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, but he was concerned about the cover, which said reminded him of the movie “Jaws.” “The cover has an extra-mean, toothy picture of a shark,” he said. “It’s one more example of how we, as a society, have this general myth that these guys are




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Mainly clear. Chilly.


Mix of sun and clouds.

Expect a mix of sun and clouds this afternoon. With a decent amount of sunshine out there, temperatures will easily warm back into the mid-60s. Look for another chilly start to Wednesday with temps starting in the upper-30s but edging towards upper 60s/70 by the afternoon.


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TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Tuesday, May 6, the 126th day of 2014. There are 239 days left in the year.


n May 6, 1954, medical student Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile during a track meet in Oxford, England, in 3:59.4.

On this date: In 1840, Britain’s first adhesive postage stamp, the Penny Black, officially went into circulation five days after its introduction. In 1863, the Civil War Battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia ended with a Confederate victory over Union forces. In 1882, President Chester Alan Arthur signed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which barred Chinese immigrants from the U.S. for 10 years (Arthur had opposed an earlier version with a 20-year ban). In 1889, the Paris Exposition formally opened, featuring the just-completed Eiffel Tower.

In 1960, Britain’s Princess Margaret married Antony Armstrong-Jones, a commoner, at Westminster Abbey. (They divorced in 1978.) In 1962, in the first test of its kind, the submerged submarine USS Ethan Allen fired a Polaris missile armed with a nuclear warhead that detonated above the Pacific Ocean. In 1981, Yale architecture student Maya Ying Lin was named winner of a competition to design the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. In 1994, former Arkansas state worker Paula Jones filed suit against President Bill Clinton, alleging he’d sexually harassed her in 1991. (Jones reached a settlement with Clinton in November 1998.) Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and French President Francois Mitterrand (frahn-SWAH’ mee-teh-RAHN’) formally opened the Channel Tunnel between their countries.

Ten years ago:

In 1937, the hydrogen-filled German airship Hindenburg burned and crashed in Lakehurst, N.J., killing 35 of the 97 people on board and a Navy crewman on the ground.

President George W. Bush apologized for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by American soldiers, calling it “a stain on our country’s honor”; he rejected calls for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s resignation. The FBI arrested Oregon lawyer Brandon Mayfield as part of the investigation into the Madrid train bombings; however, the bureau later said Mayfield’s arrest had been a mistake, and apologized. The final first-run episode of “Friends” aired on NBC, drawing an average 52.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.

In 1942, during World War II some 15,000 Americans and Filipinos on Corregidor surrendered to Japanese forces.

After a day of meetings at the White House, President Barack Obama declared he’d gotten the commitments he

In 1910, Britain’s Edwardian era ended with the death of King Edward VII; he was succeeded by George V. In 1935, the Works Progress Administration began operating under an executive order signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Five years ago:

wanted from the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan to more aggressively fight Taliban and al-Qaida militants. Gov. John Baldacci (bahl-DAH’-chee) signed a bill making Maine the fifth state to legalize same-sex marriage (however, the law was later overturned by a public vote).

One year ago:

Kidnap-rape victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, three women who’d gone missing separately about a decade earlier while in their teens or early 20s, were rescued from a house just south of downtown Cleveland. (Their captor, Ariel Castro, hanged himself in prison in September 2013 at the beginning of a life sentence plus 1,000 years.) Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill was sentenced by a federal judge in Newark, N.J., to three months in prison for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over the previous decade. Italian statesman Giulio Andreotti, 94, died in Rome.

Today’s Birthdays:

Baseball Hall-of-Famer Willie Mays is 83. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., is 80. Rock singer Bob Seger is 69. Singer Jimmie Dale Gilmore is 69. Gospel singer-comedian Lulu Roman is 68. Actor Alan Dale is 67. Actor Ben Masters is 67. Actor Gregg Henry is 62. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is 61. TV personality Tom Bergeron is 59. Actress Roma Downey is 54. Rock singer John Flansburgh (They Might Be Giants) is 54. Actor George Clooney is 53. Actor Clay O’Brien is 53. Rock singer-musician Tony Scalzo (Fastball) is 50. Actress Leslie Hope is 49. Rock musician Mark Bryan (Hootie and the Blowfish) is 47. Rock musician Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) is 43. Actress Stacey Oristano is 35. Actress Adrianne Palicki is 31. Actress Gabourey Sidibe (GA’-bah-ray SIH’-duh-bay) is 31. Actress-comedian Sasheer Zamata (TV: “Saturday Night Live”) is 28. Actress-singer Naomi Scott is 21.



Government Meetings

Southwick chief gives


awards By Hannah Y. Meader WHS Intern SOUTHWICK- Last night Southwick Chief Police David A. Ricardi and the Southwick Board of Selectmen honored four men with outstanding citizen and lifesaving recognition awards at a ceremony at Town Hall. Southwick Police Officers Michael Westcott and David Massai, and Southwick citizens Sean Langan and Brad Emelmann, were awarded for their courageous act in rescuing John Grunwald in a car crash that happened this past April. “Whenever acts like these occur we make sure to recognize them,” said Chief Ricardi.


Housing Authority at 6 pm Planning Board at 7 Board of Water Commissioners at 7 pm

SOUTHICK Board of Library Trustees at 7 pm Planning Board at 7 pm

BLANDFORD Assessor’s Meeting at 5:30 pm Fire Department Meeting at 6:30 pm Selectmen’s Meeting at 7 pm Southwick Police Chief David Ricardi, fourth from right, along with selectmen Joe Deedy, left, Tracy Cesan, center, and Russell Fox, second from right, join Southwick police officers, Michael Westcott, second from left, and David Massai, third from left, who received a “Life Saving Recognition Award”, along with Southwick residents Brad Emelmann, third from right, and Sean Langan, right, who received a “Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Citizen” during a special award ceremony in the Southwick Town Hall last night. The four were recognized by the selectmen and police chief for their heroic actions in helping to save the life of John Grunwald who was involved in a serious accident April 1, 2014 on Mort Vining Road in Southwick. (Photo by Frederick Gore/ The accident occurred Tuesday April 1 on Mort Vining Road in Southwick. Grunwald had been ejected out of his vehicle which was engulfed with flames. Sean Langan and Brad Emelmann had heard the crash and went to investigate. “After a loud bang I saw a fire outside. I couldn’t see in the vehicle and looked into the woods and saw John pushed up against a tree with his neck bent forward,” said Langan. “Then I went screaming for Brad that we needed help”. Langan and Emelmann moved Grunwald away from

the car and attended to his injuries until first responders arrived. “I was afraid to pick him up,” said Langan. “We didn’t know what condition he was in”. It’s not recommended to move a victim if there is a suspected back or neck injury, but if Langan and Emelmann hadn’t been there to help, Grunwald’s chances of survival would have been lessened. Officer Westcott and Officer Massai arrived shortly after and stabilized Grunwald until the medical staff and firefighters came. These four men played an

intricate part in saving Grunwald’s life. They went above and beyond in this grave situation. “I have a lot of appreciation and respect for emergency medical services,” said Langan. “It takes a special person. I couldn’t do it on a daily basis”. Grunwald had been unconscious the entire time and didn’t remember anything of the incident. He survived all his injuries, but it was touch and go. “I wanted to meet the people who saved me,” he said. “Without them I wouldn’t be standing here.”

Rail Trail Continued from Page 1 diverted, so instead of getting that funding for 2015, we’re now looking at 2016.” City Engineer Mark Cressotti said that the delay could jeopardize that phase of the rail trail construction. “The delay, at a minimum is a year and at the worst three years,” Cressotti said. “We could lose the funding, which is an earmark, because if Congress approves a new transportation bill, the existing earmarks go away.” “The North Phase is an important component leading to the next project which is construction of the Riverwalk trail,” Cressotti said. “It also connects the Columbia Greenway to the city’s north side and Prospect Hill. The Middle Phase of the rail trail from East Silver Street to Orange Street, which includes replacement or improvements to six bridges, is being financed from a different funding source, Cressotti said. “The middle section of the trail is programmed for federal Heavy equipment can be seen clearing brush and debris funding in 2016 and is on the state DOT list, not the regional along the Columbia Greenway Rail Trail last month. (Photo by TIP list, so I don’t see it competing with regional projects (such Frederick Gore) as Union Station),” Cressotti said.

New concrete support structures for a new bridge are assembled near the Tin Bridge area of the Columbia Greenway Rail Trail. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

The cost of that phase is estimated at $6.7 million because of the number of bridges involved. The bridges over East Silver, Main, Thomas, Chapel and Orange streets will be replaced. The Elm Street Bridge is being preserved. Cressotti said that the Elm Street bridge will be raised to meet with the state DOT clearance of 14-feet, 6-inches, while the new Main Street bridge will be required to meet Federal Transit Administration (FTA) clearance requirement of 16-feet, 6-inches. The bridges over East Silver, Thomas, Chapel and Orange streets will have clearances of 14-feet, 3-inches. Cressotti said that the current Columbia Greenway project, the second part of the South Phase, is progressing rapidly with concrete footings being poured for the bridge over South Meadow Street. “They should start erecting steel by the end of the month,” Cressotti said. “The work on Tin Bridge is also under way as they install the corrugated steel decking on which the concrete would be poured for the trail surface.”

Homeless Cats


Continued from Page 1 unsure at this time whether there are any more cats remaining other than the five they are aware of. The cats are currently being taken care of at the shelter by veterinary tech students from Holyoke Community College. “They’ve begun inspecting the cats, and they said the ones they checked were obviously emaciated. They had ear mites, and the first ones they checked hadn’t been spayed or neutered,” Meyer said. “We don’t know how long they’d been there. The cats were all together when we got to them, however, their condition looks like they hadn’t been fed for two weeks, so they had probably been somewhere else before.” When asked if the shelter would be seeking for authorities to investigate the situation, Meyer said that they’re just seeking to help the felines. “The authorities don’t usually do much about this sort of thing,” she said. “We’re asking for people who may have information that may lead us to be able to gather more facts that we would need in order to report this.” Meyer said that cats are abandoned often, but usually on a smaller scale. “You’ll see cats get aban-

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doned in apartments. We get calls from landlords all the time, you know, there are two, three, five cats, where a tenant moved out and left them behind,” she said. “It’s very common, maybe once or twice a month, and I’m sure there are more calls that we just can’t respond to. We’re just a little local, non-profit, not city funded, private organization.” The founder of the shelter, Denise Sinico, said yesterday she is seeking justice for those responsible for abandoning the animals. “I’m putting up $1,000 for anyone with information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible,” said Sinico, adding that she has an idea of who dumped the cats, which were purebred Siamese and Maine coon mixes. “Whenever something happens to a dog, people do something. But somebody abandons a cat, and nobody gives an (expletive).” Sinico, whose shelter has saved over 5,000 cats since 2007, concurs with Meyer’s statement about the city’s treatment of felines. “You have no idea how much abuse and neglect we see of cats,” she said. “We are committed to helping these

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20 purebred Maine coon and Siamese cats were rescued from an undisclosed location this weekend by the Westfield Homeless Cat Project. (Photo Submitted)

beautiful homeless cats. How could someone be so cruel?” Anyone with information regarding these homeless cats is encouraged to call the Westfield Homeless Cat Project at (413) 568-6964 or email Sinico at

will begin next week. “The steel is in, so I think that next week they could start setting the steel,” Figy said. “The school is coordinating all of that.” Falcetti said that the city will install a temporary fence to enclose the staging area and that the steel will be moved to Park Square Green next week. The steel frames for the doors and windows are 10-feet wide and 16-feet high. “This is a significant building, roughly 700 square feet. It’s an octagon 28-foot across,” Falcetti said. “I don’t think people understand the size of this building. It’s 26-feet to the peak of the roof and then a six-foot high copula will be placed, so the building’s height will be 32 feet.” Falcetti said that current plans are to erect the steel and enclose the building for the summer. “You don’t want the wooden trusses exposed to the sun and weather over the summer,” he said. “The goal is to get the steel up and enclosed by the end of May, then put the roof on next September and do the finish work. “Getting the engineering figured out has been the toughest part,” Falcetti said.

HUNTINGTON Board of Assessors at 6 pm Council on Aging at 12 pm Historical Commission at 7 pm

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7 WESTFIELD ZBA at 7 pm Municipal Light Board at 7 pm

BLANDFORD Finance Committee at 7 pm Board of Health Meeting at 7 pm Planning Board Meeting at 7 pm

HUNTINGTON Conservation Commission at 7 pm Water & Sewer

Daly Continued from Page 1 wrapped in blankets and put inside a cardboard box. Judge Bertha Josephson sentenced Daly to life in prison on the murder conviction, and imposed a concurrent 5-7 year state prison sentence on the misleading conviction. Daly will be remanded to MCI-Cedar Junction in Walpole, Massachusetts. The earliest he would become eligible for parole is 2027, after having served 15 years. Daly, who was represented by Alan Rubin of the Committee for Public Counsel Services, admitted to the truth of the facts read in court by Chief Trial Counsel Jeremy Bucci, who prosecuted the case. Bucci said that after arguing with Dana on the evening of June 22, 2012, Daly inflicted blunt-force injuries to the back of her head and strangled her, breaking three bones in her neck. Following the murder, Daly wrapped Dana’s body in towels and trash bags, placed her body inside a cardboard box, then covered the box with a tarp and brush in the couple’s backyard. He later lied to her family members and to the police, saying she had left the house on foot after their argument, leaving her three young children behind. Two of the children were Daly’s and Dana’s; one was Dana’s from a previous relationship. On June 24, 2012, friends of Dana’s found her body in the backyard as Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office were questioning Daly inside the residence. Daly fled into nearby woods, but was apprehended later that evening. Dana’s mother, Cheryl Stoothoff, read several victim impact statements in court during the plea hearing, one of which she had written and several others from family members, all of which described Dana as a loving and devoted mother, as well as a kind and generous family member and friend. “By all accounts, Jessica Dana was a devoted mother who loved her children more than anything in this world. This murder is a tragic example of how domestic violence can destroy a family,” ADA Bucci said. “While we understand that nothing will stop the pain and loss Ms. Dana’s family feels, our hope is that today’s proceedings, having held Mr. Daly accountable for Ms. Dana’s murder, might bring some measure of closure to her family.”

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Russell First, Seriously? Again? Did you not learn from last time? Is this really in the best interest of the town or just your continuing vendetta? Dear Mayor Knapik, I want to congratulate you on becoming a bonafide politician. You make a mistake and let the taxpayers foot the bill. But in truth, it was all in the name of safety. After all we cant have political signs when there are going to be trick or treaters out walking around. How would they be able to see over them. Most trick or treaters are about eighteen inches tall. Right? Also, when I drive up to an intersection and there is a political sign, all I can think is that they make them as big as billboards these days. I know that we can have snow piles for months at a time in Westfield but they are nothing like a political sign when it comes to blocking your vision. Besides, they were just Constitutional Rights that were violated. Enjoy your summer. Have a cook out. Invite Judge Ponser. Put it on the city tab. Way to go Frank Mills ..Right on the Money….If only more people would speak out there frustrations and use their First Amendment Rights for Freedom of Speech with these so called –Self Centered / Egotisical / Lying / Cheating / Good-fornothing politicians maybe just maybe things would change for the taxpayers. that vote these no good pompous idiots in just on the politicians word that they will do things right….SURE they will….Great job again Mr Mills …..Keep up the Great Work and Keep Speaking your mind and maybe, just maybe, a lot of others will follow your footsteps and speak their minds also instead of closet-talking about how they are so fed-up with politics themselves….We need more like Frank Mills for sure !! A quarter loaf of bread is better than no bread at all!! It seems a little disingenuous to blame the mayor alone for the $93,000 taxpayer bill for the recent sign judgment. Surely Councilman Flaherty is also responsible for suing the Mayor, knowing full well that both the defense cost and most probably the award cost would be paid from city taxpayer funds. It’s simply disgraceful. We don’t have money to fix our roads or fund our schools but we do have money to play political gamesmanship. You people are acting like children. Grow up – we expect better! In reading Saturday’s paper it is obvious: the only professional in this city is Chief Camerota. Papermill Road was a dirt road. It was paved in the early to mid 70s. According to Mr. Keefe’s article, the city cannot pave a private street. So, how did the paved road get there? Watching the rerun of the council meeting, I see the Domus lady spoke uninterrupted for four and half minutes. Yet, Councilor Bean called time at Mr. Mills at

Civic duty Frank Mills of Overlook Drive hold a sign in downtown Westfield Saturday morning urging Mayor Daniel M. Knapik to resign. Mills said “I’m just doing my civic duty.” (Photo by Carl E. Hartdegen) three minutes. Why do the council rules apply to one and not the a quotation that all evil needs to triumph is for good honest people to stand by and do nothing. I believe that this individual other? is of that belief. I’m not saying that the city council or the govHi PulseLine. It is Saturday, May 3, 2014. I’m reading the erning body of this city are evil but I believe there are a lot of front page of The Westfield News, the article “Police Respond issues that need to be made more transparent to the citizens of to Council Disturbance.” I happened to be watching that council Westfield and not swept under the rug. In closing I’d like to say meeting on Channel 15 last Thursday, May 1 and I’ve watched thanks, Mr. Frank, for having the guts and gumption for standother council meetings but have not attended one. I would like ing up for your beliefs at what is right. I wish there were more to say that I have seen honest and good issues brought up by the citizens who would do that and if we did, we just might make a fellow that caused the so-called disturbance. I don’t agree with difference. Thank you. the air-freshener tactic and I don’t think there would have been Hi! Thank you Westfield State University intern for the intera front page story if that hadn’t happened. I believe the frustration that the individual had after attending so many council esting stories about Westfield. If you are graduating, good luck meetings and asking legitimate questions, and not receiving any to you! And if you are returning next semester, I hope that you answers or any discussions from the council led to this bizarre will continue to contribute to the news. Also, thank you situation. I have seen this individual ask legitimate and factual Westfield News for the Student Think Tank. Thank you very questions many times and wasn’t given the time of day. I was much for the kind words. Those are hard to come by in this born and raised in the city of Westfield and have lived here for feature of the paper. 65 years. I wish there were more citizens in this town, including I am sick and tired of paying for Mayor Dan Knapik’s legal myself who would come to these meetings and stand up like this gentleman does and let our council know about our concerns bills. Between the Ashley Street School fiasco, the Brian about the issues that plague Westfield. If that happened, maybe Winters debacle, and the recent campaign sign case, I bet the with the support of more people, just maybe we’d get some mayor has cost us over $200,000 in legal fees. answers on why certain things are happening in this city that are not in the best interests for the citizens of this city. I once read Continue the conversation


Obama tries weather outreach on climate

Problem solved? Or created?

By Darren Goode Tuesday’s forecast for the White House: Some star power, with a burst of disturbing climate science. President Barack Obama will be meeting with some of television’s most popular celebrities — weather forecasters — to ratchet up the volume on the administration’s latest scientific assessment of climate change. They include the Today Show’s Al Roker, who tweeted Monday that he was one of the local and national meteorologists to score a one-on-one interview with the president. Tuesday’s rollout comes about a month before EPA is scheduled to issue its most ambitious climate regulation yet — a rule aimed at reducing greenhouse gas pollution from the nation’s thousands of existing power plants. By reaching out to TV forecasters, Obama can bypass the usual Beltway media and reach viewers who may not normally dig into reports about climate science. “It absolutely is a great move,” said Keith Seitter, executive director of the American Meteorological Society. “The meteorologists that are on TV are the ones in your living room every night, and people tend to trust them because they are getting good, reliable information on the weather every day.” Weather forecasters can be “phenomenal educators” to the public about climate change, said Edward Maibach, who directs the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication. “Every day when they’re on the air, they’re taking complicated scientific information and finding a way to make it simple and make it enjoyable,” Maibach said. “They’re not as trusted as climate scientists,” he said. “But the public can’t even name one climate scientist while most of the public knows at least one weathercaster.” The White House is giving a major push for the new study, called the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment. It “will be the most authoritative, comprehensive source of scientific information ever produced about how climate change is going to impact all regions of the United States and key sectors of the national economy,” White House counselor John Podesta told reporters Monday. A January 2013 draft of the study concluded that “evidence for climate change abounds, from the top of the atmosphere to the depths of the oceans.” It went on to detail the effects of climate change all across the U.S., including heat waves; floods in some regions and severe drought in others; rising seas; a more acidic ocean; and melting of glaciers and Arctic sea ice. The assessment is expected to mesh with the most recent study by the United Nations’ climate panel, which warned that the effects of global warming are already appearing on every continent and threaten to reduce crop yields, flood coastal cities and possibly even start wars. Besides meeting with Obama, the meteorologists will have exclusive interviews with other senior administration officials. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is among those participating in the Tuesday morning briefings, an agency spokeswoman

At the Russell Annual Town Meeting on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 7:30pm the voters will have opportunity to exercise control over the sale or re-purposing of town properties. An amendment to General By-law article 5, section 5 proposes requiring voter approval for town property sale or re-purposing. This modest proposal is prompted by the short-sighted, sketchily hatched scheme to justify the re-use of the empty Russell Elementary School at unknown and expanding expense. The Selectboard is doggedly orchestrating the abandonment of the current Town Hall, Senior Center and Library…thereby creating different empty spaces. Thoughtful, concerned voters are encouraged to attend the Russell Annual Town Meeting on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Russell Elementary School. Dennis Moran Russell, MA

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said. Despite their appeal to the public, not all broadcast meteorologists have been conducive to the climate science message. In fact, studies have found they tend to be more skeptical than many of their scientific colleagues on the causes and impacts of climate change. A June 2011 survey by the George Mason center found that while 82 percent of TV meteorologists were convinced that the climate is changing, many don’t think human activity has been the primary cause of changes over the past 150 years. And a decided few skeptics have been particularly outspoken. For instance, John Coleman, the now-retired founder of the Weather Channel, has called global warming “the greatest scam in history.” One explanation Seitter has been hearing privately – and which more than one meteorologist also shared with POLITICO – is skepticism over climate modeling that tries to predict changes decades down the road. At least mathematically, these models aren’t much different from the modeling that TV meteorologists use to forecast weather mere days in advance, which often can prove challenging to do accurately. “They know their own models become unreliable very quickly, and it makes it hard for them to become comfortable with a lot of the climate modeling being used to forecast many years rather than just a handful of days,” Seitter said. Climate researchers counter that climate — which changes over decades and centuries — is much different from day-today weather. On the other hand, some studies have found that recent weather can influence peoples’ attitudes about climate science. Since the George Mason survey in 2011, the U.S. was hit by Hurricane Sandy, along with extreme events like flooding and droughts. The official position of the American Meteorological Society since 2012 is that there is “unequivocal evidence” and that the “dominant cause of the warming since the 1950s is human activities.” “This scientific finding is based on a large and persuasive body of research,” says the society, which represents about 14,000 members, about 10 percent of them involved in broadcasting. A large swath of the broadcast meteorological community is “very much on board with the science,” Seitter said. “Sometimes we tend to focus on the people who are saying things different a little too strongly and we forget there are many, many folks who are saying the exact same thing as the rest of the scientific community.” Maibach noted that the 2011 survey found that most TV meteorologists are dissatisfied with their own education regarding climate science. “Most broadcast meteorologists haven’t actually had a lot of formal training in climate change,” he said. But others have tried to change that dynamic. Among those interviewing Obama on Tuesday is Jim Gandy See Climate, Page 5


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WESTFIELD Emergency Response and Crime Report Saturday, May 3, 2014 12:36 a.m.: disturbance, Taylor Avenue, a caller reports a large loud party, the responding officer reports the tenants were cooperative and dispersed their gathering; 12:44 a.m.: disturbance, Mechanic Street, multiple callers report a loud college-aged party, the responding officer reports about 80 persons who were both inside and outside the host apartment were dispersed and the tenants were advised that criminal complaints will be filed; 1:08 a.m.: vandalism, Meadow Street, a patrol officer reports he discovered graffiti on the side of a store, the officer reports a second similar tag was found on the wall of a Meadow Street bar; 1:38 a.m.: motor vehicle violation, a patrol officer reports he encountered multiple violations relative to a vehicle on Southampton Road, the officer reports the vehicle had been operating at 55 mph in a posted 40 mph zone, the vehicle was not registered or insured, the vehicle was towed from the scene; 2:13 a.m.: noise complaint, a caller reports a group of college-aged youths are creating a disturbance in the street, the responding officer reports about 20 youths were found outside waiting for rides and were advised to be quiet, the tenants of a nearby apartment were also advised of the complaint and the possible repercussions of another; 6:14 a.m.: found property, Washington Street at Arnold Street, a male party came to the station to surrender a check found on Arnold Street, the owner of the check could not be immediately contacted and the check was stored for safe keeping; 7:15 a.m.: motor vehicle violation, North Elm Street, a patrol officer reports he observed a vehicle operating southbound on North Elm Street with a failed inspection sticker, the vehicle was stopped and the operator was found to not be wearing a seatbelt, the operator was found to have only a learner’s permit and there was no adult operator supervising the operator who admitted that he was unlicensed, Nicholas Albert Anton, 21, of 22 S. Florida Drive, Agawam, was arrested for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a fourth offense, operating a motor vehicle without a valid inspection sticker and for failure to wear a seatbelt; 10:25 a.m.: motor vehicle violation, Park Square, a caller reports a tractor-trailer unit struck a sign on the corner, the responding officer reports an oversized tractor-trailer unit had difficulty negotiating the corner of Broad Street at Main Street and had knocked over a “no parking” sign, the tractor-trailer combination was obliged to back up to maneuver around the corner, see photo in the Monday edition of The Westfield News; 10:40 a.m.: motor vehicle violation, Springfield Road, a patrol officer reports he observed a vehicle operating with a malfunctioning brake light and stopped the car, the registration plate on the car was found to have been issued to another vehicle and the operator was found to be the subject of an active warrant issued this year by Northampton District Court, Brian A. Dodge, 58, of P.O. Box 2401 Brattleboro, Vermont, was arrested for operating an unregistered motor vehicle, a number plate violation to conceal identification, a miscellaneous motor vehicle equipment violation and on the warrant; 11:34 a.m.: city ordinance violation, Allen Avenue at Franklin Street, a patrol officer reports he observed a cloud of dust and he saw that a person was blowing debris from a residence into the street and stopped to speak with the man, the officer reports that he explained the city ordinance but reports that after several minutes that man still failed to understand or acknowledge his transaction, a city ordinance violation citation was issued, the man was ordered to cease and desist; 1:10 p.m.: assault, North Elm Street, a resident came to the station to complain that she was assaulted the night before, the responding officer reports the complainant said that as a result of ongoing animosity between herself and the other involved woman she was punched while she was at a bar the night before, the woman said that she does not wish to pursue criminal charges;

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Pochassic Street Bridge progess Contractors continue to apply the finishing touches of the Pochassic Street Bridge yesterday with sources on the scene report a June 6, 2014 opening. The bridge was closed by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation in 2010 after inspections revealed structural deterioration. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

4:34 p.m.: illegal dumping, Salvation Army, East Main Street, a caller reports the operator of a described pickup truck came to the store intending to donate a stove but was told that stoves cannot be accepted at the Westfield location although they are taken at the Springfield site, the caller said that after explaining the situation to the man he went back into the store but later found that the stove had been left in the parking lot, the caller said that he does not wish to pursue criminal charges; 9:01 p.m.: incapacitated person, Main Street, a caller reports finding an intoxicated male party known by his first name who appeared to have been assaulted, dual response dispatched, the man was transported to Noble Hospital; 10:56 p.m.: disturbance, Bush Street, a caller reports a loud party, the responding officer reports about 100 persons at the party were dispersed; 11:19 p.m.: noise complaint, East Mountain View Apartments, East Mountain Road, a caller reports youths are acting up and being loud in a parking lot, the responding officer reports the participants had dispersed prior to his arrival and had left a small pallet fire in the woods, the fire department brush truck was summoned to extinguish the fire; 11:24 p.m.: liquor law violation, Central Street, a patrol officer reports he observed a group of college-aged youths on Central Street and saw one discard a can of beer, the woman admitted she had been drinking alcohol in public and a city ordinance violation citation was issued; 11:39 p.m.: disturbance, Mechanic Street, a caller reports a large college-aged party, the responding officer reports that as the guests were dispersed he observed a male party carrying a large bottle of vodka in a plastic bag, the youth was found to be 19-years-old, a city ordinance violation citation was issued; 11:56 p.m.: disturbance, Kellogg Street, officers were flagged down while a caller simultaneously complained of a loud college-aged party, the officers report the residents were advised of the complaint and about 110 guests were dispersed.


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big, nasty creatures.” Shark sightings have become more common in Cape waters recently, drawn by a booming seal population, and one man was even bitten two summers ago. Wendy Northcross, chief executive of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, told the Cape Cod Times ( ) she had concerns. “The reality is, we have sharks, and there has to be some public information campaign,” she said. “On the flip side, there’s concern that sharks will be sensationalized or people will want to go on shark hunts.” Delaney also said he would remove a sentence from the brochure that suggested that the only way to avoid sharks is to stay on land. “It may have gone a little too far by saying don’t go in the water,” Delaney said. Nathan Sears, natural resources manager for the town of Orleans, defended the pamphlet. “We’re just trying to raise public awareness,” he said.

of WLTX in Columbia, S.C., who has been doing periodic segments called “Climate Matters” during his nightly forecasts. He began the segments after helping Maibach score a 2009 National Science Foundation grant to explore TV weather forecasters as climate educators. “Jim is absolutely a leader on this,” Maibach said. The initial result was an April 2013 finding that Gandy’s viewers became more knowledgeable about the subject a year and two years after he started his “Climate Matters” broadcasts. Maibach is now using the same NSF grant to try to replicate that finding in three Virginia markets in Richmond, Roanoke and the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area to see if the same pattern occurs in a coal state, he said. Maibach will also speak Tuesday afternoon during a White House discussion of the climate assessment.

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Court Logs Westfield District Court Friday, May 2, 2014 Rachael L. Keating, 26, of no known address in Westfield, was released on her personal recognizance pending a July 31 hearing after she was arraigned on two charges of larceny of property valued less than $250 and a charge of improper use of a credit card valued less than $250 brought by Westfield police. Tasha K. Vachon, 21, of 184 Carrington Road, was released on her personal recognizance pending a July 16 hearing after she was arraigned on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and speeding in violation of special regulations brought by Westfield police. Mitchell C. Moraczewski, 43, of 28 Cranston St., was enjoined from abuse of the named victim when he pleaded guilty to a charge of assault and battery brought by Westfield police and was placed on probation for one year. He was assessed $50.

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Faces of Carson

Spring cleaning with yoga

The Carson Center for Human Services Celebrating 50 Years of Real Help with Real Life 1963-2013 Matthew was the kind of young man who would never count the cost of doing something that mattered—he was ready to jump out of a plane for Doctors Without Borders. He could talk people into anything, too. He could negotiate his way through the border patrol to get the story for National Public Radio. It wasn’t fame that he sought, though he wanted the right people to know that he was the kind of guy who could get the job done. He wasn’t a homebody-family type, either. Maybe someday. Before he settled down, he needed to feel he’d achieved something—that he’d been part of something that called on his talents. Maybe the Marines would do that. That kind of brotherhood called to him. Matthew had made it through his childhood. His father periodically beat his mother; his mother drank ‘till passing out most nights. His parents moved him and his brother every year, seeking a “geographic cure” to his dad’s abuse and his mother’s numbing. He got good at sports, but the empty space in the stands where his parents might have been left him hollow. At fifteen, Matthew jumped out of the car to fight, proving himself to the drug dealer who drove. He became known as the man who got the job done at twenty when he made his point with a beer bottle to the head of the guy who tried to steal their profits. He was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon. At thirty, he turned things around. He moved away, told people he had a college degree and worked for a financial institution. He didn’t get caught stealing for a couple of years. At forty-five, Matthew was getting by in a little room, with an on and off girlfriend half his age that he drank a lot with. It was hard to find good work with his felony convictions. He could talk anyone into buying a car, though, so when economic times were good, he could pay some bills by selling cars. Matthew’s brother had a life to which he belonged. There was a wife and kids, a career and a house, always something needing him, calling on him, showing him who he was. Matthew had tried church, and it helped a little. His brother had begged him to go talk with someone. Though he said “no,” Matthew finally went after last night. He’d been thinking long and hard about the easiest way to die. Matthew sat in his first meeting with his Carson therapist, Tom. “I’ve made really big mistakes and I’ve paid my dues. I don’t really want to die--I never thought I’d live this long, though. I just want to get on with my life, but I’m stuck. I don’t belong to anything. Except my dog. Maybe my brother. I don’t know—can you help a guy like me?” “I’m here to help you. Can I ask about this dog of yours?” Matthew smiled broadly, “Yes. He’s my best friend…” And so they began the long walk home, Tom, Matthew, his brother and his dog. By JAC Patrissi

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This product image provided by Inspire Medical Systems shows the company’s first-of-kind sleep apnea device that keeps airways open by zapping them with an electrical current. (AP Photo/Inspire Medical Systems)

FDA approves first-of-a-kind sleep apnea implant WASHINGTON (AP) — Sleep deprived Americans have a new option to address hard-to-treat nighttime breathing problems: a first-of-kind device that keeps airways open by zapping them with an electrical current. The Food and Drug Administration approved the pacemaker-like device from Inspire Medical Systems for sleep apnea patients who have trouble with the current standard of care: machines that blow air through a bedtime mask. One of the main causes of sleep apnea is that the tongue and throat muscles relax too much during sleep, often blocking breathing and waking patients up. People who suffer from the condition lose crucial deep sleep time and are at higher risk for car accidents, heart attack and stroke. Inspire’s device treats the problem by stimulating a nerve that controls key airway muscles so that they stay in place, rather than flopping around and interfering with breathing. Between 12 million and 18 million Americans have sleep apnea, according to the National Institutes of Health. It’s particularly common in people who are overweight and in middle-aged men, but anyone can have it.

Today’s first-choice treatment, called CPAP, uses special masks to gently blow air through the nose to keep airways open. But studies suggest roughly half of all patients that start CPAP do not consistently use it. They cite masks that fit poorly and leak, or say they feel claustrophobic, or rip them off while tossing and turning during the night. The FDA approved the new technology from Minneapolis-based Inspire Medical Systems for patients with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea. The company’s system consists of a small generator, which is implanted in the upper chest region much like a pacemaker or a defibrillator. The generator is connected to an electrical stimulation lead in the throat that senses breathing patterns and delivers a current to keep airways open during sleep. Patients activate the system using a small hand-held remote before bed and then turn the system off when they wake up. Company officials say the implant is less invasive and has a shorter recovery time than surgeries that are sometimes used to try and treat sleep apnea by removing part of the roof of the mouth or widening airways.

WESTFIELD — Ah, spring! Winter’s debris is washed away with the spring rain and new growth comes with the warm sunshine. As the messiness of winter is left behind, people have a natural urge to clear and clean. Those who practice yoga are attuned to this seasonal rhythm: they experience an increased flow of energy that has an internal cleansing and clearing influence. How does this happen? Many of the benefits of yoga stem from its focus on healthy breathing. Deep in-breaths deliver fresh nutrients and energy to all areas and full out-breaths remove waste products from the body, literally cleansing at a very deep level. The cold and dark of winter often create physical stiffness and emotional heaviness. Movements in yoga are especially effective in stretching muscles and opening joints, releasing areas that get bound or tight from inactivity or injury. Also, because the movements in yoga are performed with awareness and acceptance, the mind and emotions actually rest. This clears negativity that lightens one’s mood and brings an increased sense of well-being. The clearing and cleansing of both the body and the mind that come with yoga are very refreshing. And, just as spring brings new life, yoga creates personal growth and renewal. Submitted by: Sally A Barber MS, Certified Amrit Yoga Instructor, Advanced Level, Co owner of the Westfield Yoga Center

State announces strategy to overhaul health site By BOB SALSBERG Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts officials unveiled a strategy on Monday for overhauling the hobbled health insurance website that has dramatically slowed the state’s transition from a firstin-the-nation universal health care program to the requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act. The state planned a “dualtrack” approach that calls for purchasing software powering health exchanges in other states while at the same time laying the groundwork for a temporary switchover to the federal government’s health care exchange, should that

become necessary. According to an Obama administration report released last week, less than 32,000 Massachusetts residents were able to enroll in coverage that meets the requirements of the federal law — far short of the goal of 250,000. Sarah Iselin, a special assistant hired by Gov. Deval Patrick to oversee fixing the website, said the strategy was to create a functional Massachusetts exchange by the start of the next open enrollment period on Nov. 15 and a fully integrated system by next year. The website glitches have forced the state’s health connector to rely on balky manual workarounds and place some 160,000 residents into temporary Medicaid coverage, while also seeking six months worth of waivers from the federal government. The state’s plan, which Iselin

called “well informed and pragmatic,” would be detailed at a meeting of the connector board on Thursday. “I’ve said all along that no option on the table would be perfect, and the dual track certainly has its benefits and its challenges,” Iselin said in a statement. Under the plan, the state will purchase software from hCentive, a Virginia-based firm that helped set up smoother-operating exchanges in states including Colorado and Kentucky. Simultaneously, Massachusetts will begin a process of connecting to the federal site that officials said could serve as a temporary replacement if the hCentive application takes longer than expected to implement. Oregon last month became the first state to officially give up on its problem-plagued state portal and announce a switch to the federal website. But Massachusetts officials are

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more reluctant to take that route largely because of the complexities embedded in the state’s 2006 health care law signed by then-Gov. Mitt Romney. No price tag was attached to the plan announced Monday but officials said they did not expect the fix to cost more than what was originally forecast for creating the exchange, with most of the money coming from the federal government. Joshua Archambault, a health care analyst for the conservative-leaning Pioneer Institute, faulted officials for not providing a specific cost estimate. “We are getting ripped off if they don’t have all the details out before they move forward,” said Archambault, who also questioned the state’s ability to achieve a functional website by November, given past failures. The plan also calls for an enhanced system integration role for Optum, a health care technology firm that has been advising the state for several months. The state announced in March that it was cutting ties with CGI Group, the company that was also the lead contractor for the federal website that ran into early difficulties. The state has previously said that it paid CGI $17.3 million out of an original $69 million contract.



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Pakistani girl Amina shows her thumb being marked after receiving polio vaccine in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, May 5, 2014. For the first time ever, the World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency that could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

UN: Spread of polio now a world health emergency By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) — For the first time ever, the World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency that could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease. The agency described current polio outbreaks across at least 10 countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East as an “extraordinary event” that required a coordinated international response. It identified Pakistan, Syria and Cameroon as having allowed the virus to spread beyond their borders, and recommended that those three governments require citizens to obtain a certificate proving they have been vaccinated for polio before traveling abroad. “Until it is eradicated, polio will continue to spread internationally, find and paralyze susceptible kids,” Dr. Bruce Aylward, who leads WHO’s polio efforts, said during a press briefing. Critics, however, questioned whether Monday’s announcement would make much of a difference, given the limits faced by governments confronting not only polio but armed insurrection and widespread poverty. “What happens when you continue whipping a horse to go ever faster, no matter how rapidly he is already running?” said Dr. Donald A. Henderson, who led the WHO’s initiative to get rid of smallpox, the only human disease ever to have been eradicated. The WHO has never before issued an international alert on polio, a disease that usually strikes children under 5 and is most often spread through infected water. There is no specific cure, but several vaccines exist. Experts are particularly concerned that polio is reemerging in countries previously free of the disease, such as Syria, Somalia and Iraq, where civil war or unrest now complicates efforts to contain the virus. It is happening during the traditionally low season for the spread of polio, leaving experts worried that cases could spike as the weather becomes warmer and wetter in the coming months across the northern hemisphere. The vast majority of new cases are in Pakistan, a country which an independent monitoring board set up by the WHO has called “a powder keg that could ignite widespread polio transmission.” Dozens of polio workers have been killed over the last two years in Pakistan, where militants accuse them of spying for the U.S. government. Those suspicions stem at least partly from the disclosure that the CIA used a Pakistani doctor to uncover Osama bin Laden’s hideout by trying to get blood samples from his family under the guise of a hepatitis vaccination program. U.S. commandos killed the al-Qaida

leader in May 2011 in the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad. At the end of last month, there were 68 confirmed polio cases worldwide, compared with just 24 at the same time last year. In 2013, polio reappeared in Syria, sparking fears the civil war there could ignite a wider outbreak as refugees flee to other countries across the region. The virus has also been identified in the sewage system in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, although no cases have been spotted. In February, the WHO found that polio had also returned to Iraq, where it spread from neighboring Syria. It is also circulating in Afghanistan (where it spread from Pakistan) and Equatorial Guinea (from neighboring Cameroon) as well as Nigeria, Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. Officials also worry countries torn by conflict, such as Ukraine, Sudan and the Central African Republic, are rife for polio reinfection. Some critics say it may even be time to accept that polio may not be eradicated, since the deadline to wipe out the disease has already been missed several times. The ongoing effort costs about $1 billion a year. “For the past two years, problems have steadily, and now rapidly mounted,” Henderson said in an email. “It is becoming apparent that there are too many problems (for the polio eradication effort) to overcome, however many resources are assigned.” Henderson and others have suggested the extraordinary

efforts needed for polio eradication might be better spent on other health programs, including routine vaccination programs for childhood diseases. But he conceded that transitioning to a control program would be difficult. “If not eradication, how does one accomplish a ‘soft landing’ which could sustain the global program on immunization?” Henderson said. Aylward said the WHO and its partners, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, aren’t yet considering pushing back their latest deadline to eradicate polio by 2018. CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said the reemergence and spread of polio out of Pakistan, Cameroon and Syria pose “a serious threat to our ability to eradicate polio.” “Conflicts in many areas where polio is circulating are hampering efforts to vaccinate but success remains within reach,” Frieden said. Still, the independent board monitoring the progress being made on polio has called for overhauling the program. “Few involved in (polio eradication) can give a clear account of how decisions are made,” concluded a recent report by the group. “If a billion-dollar global business missed its major goal several times, it would be inconceivable that it would not revisit and revise its organizational and decision-making structure.” ——— AP Medical Writer Mike Stobbe contributed to this report from New York.

By ERIC GORSKI The Denver Post DENVER (AP) — The kitchen of Brian and Meghan Wilson’s rental home in Denver’s Washington Park neighborhood looked like a chemistry lab. Using beakers, glass dishes and a botanical extractor, the couple coaxed oil from dispensary-bought marijuana plants, desperate to control the epileptic seizures of their 3-year-old daughter, Vivian. Before giving it to the little girl, who likes to draw on an easel and play with her toothbrush, the Wilsons took their homemade oil to a Denver marijuana testing lab to make sure the dosage was correct. All of that stopped after state regulators began informing marijuana testing labs that as a condition of holding a state license to test, they may only accept samples from licensed recreational pot shops, infusedproduct manufacturers and medical marijuana dispensaries. The rule is part of a broader effort to account for every ounce of marijuana flowing through Colorado’s highly regulated industry. But it also means those labs, some of which had been operating for years before being licensed, can no longer test for individuals. That leaves curious consumers, hemp growers and anyone who makes their own oils, edibles and tinctures with little recourse. It means licensed labs cannot test for caregivers treating cancer patients or parents such as the Wilsons who have flocked to Colorado to obtain medical marijuana for their gravely ill children. “This was one of the reasons we moved here — not only access to medicine but access to labs,” said Brian Wilson, who uprooted his family this spring from New Jersey, where he helped reform the state’s medical marijuana laws. “This is a major concern for parents.” The Wilsons, for now, are not at risk. Vivian has access to oils from a Colorado Spring dispensary that has received international attention for a strain called Charlotte’s Web. The oil is rich in cannabidiol, or CBD, but low in THC, marijuana’s main mind-altering

chemical. Still, Brian Wilson said he previously made about half of his daughter’s medicine and considers it a safety net in case other sources run out. Some parents, he said, are experimenting with their own oils while on a waiting list for Charlotte’s Web, which its creators say is tested for dosage, molds, pesticides and solvents. Minors are eligible for a Colorado medical marijuana card if two physicians sign off on it. As of Feb. 28, there were 248 medical marijuana patients under age 18 in Colorado, up from 39 a year earlier. Vivian, like other young medical marijuana refugees to Colorado, has Dravet syndrome, a rare genetic disorder typically untreatable by antiepileptic drugs. She began suffering massive seizures at 2 months old. She wears an eye patch over her left eye to control her sensitivity to patterns, eats a diet high in fat and protein, and ingests cannabis. “There is no prescribed solution yet,” her father said. “Even for the kids having a lot of success, they are all on different stuff. You need that ability to find out what’s going to work.”

Unregulated and unlicensed labs have offered testing on medical marijuana in Colorado for years. But testing was always voluntary. The state began licensing labs to carry out mandatory testing of recreational marijuana, legalized by the passage of Amendment 64 in November 2012. The testing, which will be rolled out in phases over the next few months, began Thursday with the testing of edibles for potency. So far, the state has licensed seven labs. State officials informed some of them of the prohibition on testing for individuals in March. A provision in state rules allows labs to also test for medical marijuana businesses, but testing continues to be voluntary for dispensaries. The state Marijuana Enforcement Division requires licensed labs to track all samples through the state’s inventory tracking system, which all licensed marijuana businesses must use. Because of that, individuals are effectively blocked from going to labs, the state says. See Labs, Page 8

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Mayor’s Coffee Hour and tour

Jill K. Montagna WESTFIELD - Jill Kristen Montagna, 43, passed away peacefully on May 3 2014 at Noble Hospital. Born in Westfield, she was a 1988 graduate of Westfield High School and received her Associates Degree from Holyoke Community College. Jill enjoyed a career for many years as Assistant Managers in Retail Sales. Jill will be remembered as a very kind and thoughtful person. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed cooking and skiing over the years, had a deep love of cats, as well as horseback riding. She leaves her loving mother and best friend, Patricia (Brzoska) Montagna of Westfield and her partner Martin Henley and his daughter, Margaret; her father, Carl Montagna of Narragansett, RI and his wife Sandra and her children, Cara and Craig; her brother, Jeffrey Montagna and his partner Danielle Cote and their son, Michael Montagna of Stafford Springs, CT; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, including a very dear aunt, Cynthia Marshall of Southwick. Family and friends are invited to meet for calling hours Thursday, May 8th, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at the Southwick Forastiere Funeral Home, 624 College Highway, Southwick, followed by a funeral home service at 12:00 noon. Burial will follow in New Cemetery, Southwick. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Jill’s memory to the Noble Hospital Pastoral Ministry, c/o Noble Hospital, 115 West Silver Street, P.O. Box 1634, Westfield, MA 01085-1634 or to MSPCA Animal Care and Adoption Center, 171 Union Street, Springfield, MA 01105.


Westfield Mayor Daniel Knapik, left, staged a question and answer presentation during the Mayor’s Coffee Hour at the Westfield Gas & Electric Operations Center yesterday. Visitors were invited to tour the facility after the meeting. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

Westfield Gas & Electric Manager Daniel Howard, center, explains the inner dynamics of the cities communications network during a tour of the operations facility yesterday as part of the Mayor’s Coffee Hour. (Photo by Frederick Gore)

Raynie Perez, Sr. WESTFIELD - Raynie “Rene” Perez Sr. of Westfield, died suddenly on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Born in Westfield, January 24, 1963, Raynie was the son of Valentin and Veneda (Gonzalez) Perez. He had been a life-long Westfield resident. Raynie was an assistant machine operator at Strathmore Paper Company. He had previously worked as a forklift operator and also worked at Waltham Grinding. He was a member of the New Life Worship Center in Westfield. In his spare time, Raynie enjoyed all sports, fishing, “tinkering” on cars, and especially loved his cookouts with family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Ann (Small) Perez; his two sons, Justin Perez of Westfield and Raynie Perez, Jr. of Chicopee; his father, Valentin Perez of Puerto Rico; his brothers, Joseph “Jose” L. Perez of Springfield, Thomas Perez of Ludlow, David Perez of Westfield; his sister, Janice Napoles of Springfield; his half-brother, Russell Bigelow, Jr. of Springfield; his half-sister, Veneda G. Bigelow of Springfield and 8 nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held Thursday, May 8th from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the New Life Worship Center, 118 Meadow Street, Westfield with a funeral service beginning at 11:00 a.m. also at the church, officiated by Pastor Gene Pelkey. Burial will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, Westfield. Pease and Gay Funeral Home of Northampton, MA has been entrusted with Raynie’s care and arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

Stella Rabideau WESTFIELD - Stella (Constande) Rabideau, 94, passed away on Friday May 2, 2014 in Georgia. Born in Springfield, she was a 1939 graduate, and only the second girl ever to graduate from Springfield Trade School. Stella spent many years residing in Westfield when she moved in 1956 until 2003 when she lived in Georgia. She liked to sew, becoming a seamstress working for a furrier in Springfield. Stella was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence in 2000 after 52 years of marriage.She is survived by a daughter, Michele Hurt of Georgia; a son-in-law Gordon; her grandchildren Jackie Gray, Becky Wright, and Jessie Hurt; her great grandchildren, Trent Gray, Kendrah Gray, Christopher Wright, and James Davis; and her brother, George Constande of NC. Her funeral mass will take place Wednesday, May 7th at 10:00 a.m. at the Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament Church, Holyoke Road, with burial to follow in St Mary’s Cemetery, both in Westfield. The Robert E Cusack Funeral Home, Westfield, is assisting the family with the arrangements.


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Medical marijuana patients, then, cannot test their own dispensary-bought marijuana — a valued option for some because there is no state rule mandating that the products be tested. Division director Lewis Koski said “product accountability” is a cornerstone of regulation. Anything that fails a test at a licensed lab is flagged so it cannot enter the marketplace, which would be impossible with marijuana outside the tracking system, he said. “It’s very important from a regulatory perspective that you put guardrails up,” Koski said, adding that the issue was discussed at length in public forums during the rulemaking process. Jeannine Machon, co-owner of CMT Laboratories in Denver, said she understands the state’s rationale. And some caregivers — individuals who grow medical marijuana for others — game the system and get doctor’s recommendations for high plant counts, allowing them to grow huge volumes, she said. But others are looking out for their patients, she said. “Honest to God, I think it’s sad,” Machon said. “The MED is in a horrible spot, knowing the country has its eyes on us.” The restrictions are being felt by caregivers such as Ryan Rice, who takes medical marijuana for his multiple sclerosis, and grows marijuana plants and makes an oil his patients use to treat cancer. Until the prohibition, he said he took his marijuana concentrates to be tested for cannabinoid profile and residuals such as butane, which is used in an extraction method. He said he grows organically, but the test results give patients peace of mind that he is not using pesticides.

Worthington Continued from Page 1 remain as is, a reorganization needs conference would need to situation like this would be devastating. “Over the last 15-20 years, occur with Mitchell and the DESE. Under section IX of the dis- we’ve suffered drastically on the economic side. We’ve lost trict’s agreement, McVeigh said that Worthington would have to Strathmore, Westfield River Paper, Texon… It’s cyclical, it’s happay the district “operating and capital costs under section IX of the pened to us before, but do you see any industry in Huntington?” District Agreement”, and would be required to pay any repayment she asked, adding that a withdrawal agreement with Worthington amounts due to the Massachusetts School Building Authority has yet to even be drafted. “We’re not really clear on who’s par(MSBA) under section IX of the District agreement “unless or until ticipating in that process. How will member towns be represented? MSBA determines they don’t need to pay them back.” “There are Who’ll be required to approve it?” She also listed a few “next a lot of contentious items,” she said, citing the district’s Other Post- steps” in the event that the bill is not enacted into law. “We have to Employment Benefits (OPEB) liability of $14 million as a chief work with the school committee and town officials to really underconcern should the bill be sign into law. “Worthington should share stand the lessons learned from what happened, and move forward a piece of that (liability), as it was incurred while Worthington was in a cooperative and collaborative way,” McVeigh said. “Improving still in the district.” McVeigh, an accountant by trade, also brought the school climate and working to improve educational opportuniup several financial questions and concerns of the district. “The ties… I can’t say enough about working in the spirit of collaboraestimated net financial impact (of Worthington’s withdrawal) is tion. We are a regioanl district.” “If we’re going to be successful, $360,000 per year, and the estimated increase in overall assess- GTAC has often talked about trying to foster getting more selectments to the remaining towns is six to seven percent,” she said. board meetings where all selectboards meet, maybe twice a year, “That sounds like chump change to Boston, but out here, six to finance committees from the seven towns sitting down and meetseven percent is a big number. We also need to recognize that we ing,” she said. “So we can understand the issues and concerns, and have to follow Proposition 2 1/2 and Proposition 2 1/2 caps out at can support each other in budget hearings. I encourage people $25 a $1,000. We have a town now (Chester) that caps out at $20 when they go to their town meetings to inquire ‘what’s the impact a $1,000. We haven’t had any growth in the valuation of our prop- on the other towns?’ We need to demonstrate that what we aren’t erties or additional buildings.” McVeigh stated that a loss of indus- just thinking about our local towns.” try in the area has constricted the hilltowns to the point where a

WHS initial beginnings of AP Music and AP Art,” Carter said. “While we are obviously focused on our science, technology, engineering, and math initiatives, we are still very much focused on not only rewarding students who excel in art and music, but giving them an opportunity to receive that preAP weight, as well as the AP weight that goes along with it.” “We hope that one day, Westfield High School will be able to offer an AP course that any student would be able to aspire to take. If that student has an affinity for art and music, that could be that one AP course they could take in preparation for going off to college in the future,” he said. School Committee member Diane Mayhew was curious about how the new initiative would affect the student GPA scale. “We’re still on a 4.0 scale. For our top students in the top 10, you will see GPAs that are in the 4.5, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2 range. Nothings really changing with regards to that, other than the destination,” Carter said. “So if you took honors geometry last year, you’d be looking to take pre-AP geometry next year. The idea is that those students – again, we’re thinking long-term – we want them to be focused on preparation and learning the skills that’re going to allow them to take an AP A PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

Holy Spirit, You who made me see everything and showed me the way to reach my ideal. You, who gave me the Divine gift to forgive and forget the wrong done to me and you, who are in all instances of my life with me. I, in this short dialogue want to thank you for everything and confirm once more that I never want to be separated from you no matter how great the material desire may be. I want to be with You and my loved ones in your perpetual Glory. Thank you for your love towards me and my loved ones. Persons must pray the prayer three consecutive days without asking your wish. After the third day wish will be granted no matter how difficult it may be. Then promise to publish this dialogue as soon as this favor is granted. I will never stop trusting in God and his power.


Continued from Page 1 course before they graduate from schools that is interested in takhigh school, have success, and ing the first course in a foreign also to prepare them for when language that we no longer they’re freshmen in college.” offer,” he said. “And if they can Regarding the current struc- take that course at Westfield ture of the Advanced Placement State, it would put them on the system at WHS, School pathway to taking that AP exam Committee member Bill Duval as a senior at Westfield High asked how students are “dual School.” enrollment students.” Westfield Superintendent Dr. “That’s a great question. We Suzanne Scallion asked Carter still would like our students to whether students will be required have that college campus experi- in the future to take the AP exam ence,” Carter said. “If and when if they’re taking the course itself. possible, we do encourage stu“Part of our agreement with dents to take dual enrollment at MMSI – the fact that we’re getWestfield High. The only stipula- ting close to half a million dollars tion that we’re making is that if on this initiative – all of our stuthey can take that course at dents who take an AP course, and Westfield High as one of our 19 all the incentives and support AP course offerings, and then they get from the grant, they’ll be we’re going to encourage them required to take the AP exam,” to take any course that we don’t Carter said. offer at Westfield State or some “Last year’s data on AP tells us other institution.” that the 313 AP exams that were “Do you know off hand how taken last year reflects only 66 many students are dual enroll- percent of the students who actument?” asked Duval, to which ally took the course. So students Carter replied around 20 stu- were actually taking the course, dents, most of which are seniors. receiving the bump in GPA, but “We’re actually looking at a weren’t sitting through the case right now where there is a exam,” he said. student in one of our middle “There are some issues there

that we’re addressing as an institution. It’s high expectations, personal responsibility, and accountability that we’re trying to instill in our young people,” Carter said. “If you sign up for an AP course, the expectation is that they will sit through the exam. You don’t get credit at the college level for an AP course unless you take the exam.” “What we want to be sure is that a student that is getting credit for the AP is truly committed to the rigor of preparing and taking the exam,” Scallion said following the meeting. “As we know, you can have a student enter college with all kinds of college credit, and I don’t think some of our students and parents realize that they have the capacity to do that.” Scallion said that she is excited about WHS’ partnership with the MMSI. “I think that what we have to show kids is that we believe in them, we’re going to support them, and they can do it,” she said. “So these are important, big first steps, and I’m just very proud of the efforts at the high school. This is a very big move.”



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Bombers pitcher Sarah McNerney delivers Bombers shortstop Lexi Minicucci attempts to glove Westfield first baseman Karly Mastello drives a shot off the centerfield wall for a standfrom the mound en route to a complete game a bloop hit in shallow center field. (Submitted photo) up double. (Submitted photo) outing. (Submitted photo)

WHS clubs 13th straight ‘W’

Westfield left fielder Annalise Eak is mobbed by teammates after crushing a three-run homerun over the left field wall. (Submitted photo)

By Chris Putz Staff Writer EAST LONGMEADOW – There was nothing unlucky about No. 13 for the Westfield High School softball team. Westfield won its 13th victory to begin the 2014 regular season, defeating the host East Longmeadow Spartans 12-7 Monday. Analise Eak delivered the big hit for Westfield, a 3-run homer to help fuel a seven-run fourth inning. She also scored a run. Karly Mastello (1-for-2, double, 3 walks, 3 runs), Lexi Minicucci (1-2, 2 walks, run, RBI), Jesse Pratt (2-4, walk, 2 runs, RBI), Maddy Atkocaitis (hit, 2 runs, 2 RBIs), Maddison Brockney (2-3, run, RBI), Victoria Camp (1-2, walk, run, RBI), Rachel Swords (hit, 2 RBIs), and Kaitlyn Puza (0-2, 3 walks, run scored) provided the rest of the Bombers’ offense. “The kids stepped up,” Westfield coach Joe Stella said. “East Longmeadow can hit … but we got some key hits (too).” The Bombers rallied from early deficits of 2-0 (in the first inning) and 4-2 (in the second), tying the game in the third before the big fourth. It is a big week for Westfield with games still remaining on the road at Northampton (Wednesday) and home against Longmeadow (Thursday).

Bombers clip Falcons By Chris Putz Staff Writer WILBRAHAM – Seniors Ally Morin (2 mile, mile, 800 meters), Keri Paton (javelin, shot put), and Jenna Rothermel (discus) remained unbeaten (5-0) with tough individual efforts to help propel Westfield to victory Monday. The Bombers topped the Minnechaug Falcons, 94-51. Morin finished the 800 meters in 2:37, twomile run in 11:42.5. Rothermel tossed the discus 91 feet, 3 inches. Paton threw the javelin 95 feet, 6 inches, and had a shot put throw of 30 feet, 8.5 inches. Underclassmen Morgan Sanders and Karly Diltz continued their outstanding season for the Bombers, and lead in total points. Diltz won the 100 meters (13.2), 200 meters (28.0), and triple jump (31-1). Sanders claimed first in the 100 high hurdles (15.5), 400 meter hurdles (1:18.7), and long jump (15-5.75). Westfield senior Emily Andrews, who has excel in hurdles’ events this season, tied for first in the high jump (4-6). Taylor White (400 meters, 1:09.7) also won for the Bombers. The Bombers’ 4×100 (Rothermel, Nicole Chartier, Kiany Roman, Christina Seymour)

and 4×400 (Kayla Roskey, Caleigh Rockwal, Julia Santangelo, Taylor White) relay teams won with times of 55.9 and 4:47.8, respectively. Next up for Westfield: at Northampton, May 13, at 4 p.m.

Westfield singles out EL GIRLS’ TENNIS Westfield 4, East Longmeadow 1 WESTFIELD – Hannah Taylor (6-2, 6-0), Rory Viale (6-2, 6-2), and Nicole Kamal (6-3, 6-2) won at the Nos. 1-3 spots, respectively, to ensure a sweep of singles play and victory for Westfield. First doubles pair, Olga Korobokov and Kayla Therrien defeated East Longmeadow’s Hannah Choi and Madelyn Austion, 6-1, 6-1.

WHS takes down ‘Chaug BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL Westfield 3, Minnechaug 1 WESTFIELD – The Westfield High School See Volleyball, Page 11

Westfield junior varsity’s Eddie Laboda, rear, battles a pair of Minnechaug defenders. (Photo by Frederick Gore/

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Westfield junior varsity’s Evan Glenzal, rear, makes the block during the first set against visiting Minnechaug. (Photo by Frederick Gore/

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WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL at Minnechaug, 4 p.m. BOYS’ TENNIS vs. Greenfield, 4 p.m. SOFTBALL vs. Longmeadow, 4 p.m. JV SOFTBALL vs. Longmeadow, 4 p.m. JV BASEBALL at Minnechaug, Spec Pond, 4 p.m. BOYS’ JV LACROSSE at Longmeadow, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ LACROSSE vs. South Hadley, 4 p.m. BOYS’ TRACK & FIELD at Chicopee, 4 p.m. BOYS’ JV VOLLEYBALL vs. West Springfield, 5 p.m. GIRLS’ JV LACROSSE vs. South Hadley, 5:30 p.m. BOYS’ LACROSSE at Longmeadow, 6 p.m. BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL vs. West Springfield, 6:15 p.m.

BOYS’ JV VOLLEYBALL at Ludlow, 4 p.m. BOYS’ TENNIS vs. Central, 4 p.m. SOFTBALL at Northampton, 4 p.m. JV SOFTBALL at Northampton, 4p.m. BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL at Ludlow, 5 p.m.

BASEBALL at Longmeadow, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ TENNIS vs. Agawam, 4 p.m. JV BASEBALL at Longmeadow, Dipippo Field, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ LACROSSE vs. West Springfield, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ JV LACROSSE vs. West Sprignfield, 5:30 p.m.

BOYS’ TENNIS at Turners Falls, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ TENNIS vs. Amherst, 4 p.m. SOFTBALL at Belchertown, 4 p.m. JV SOFTBALL at Belchertown, CHCS Field, 4 p.m. BOYS’ LACROSSE vs. South Hadley, 4 p.m. BOYS’ JV LACROSSE vs. South Hadley, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ JV LACROSSE at Amherst, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ LACROSSE at Amherst, 5:30 p.m.


SOFTBALL at McCann Tech, DiSanti Field, 4 p.m. BOYS’ JV VOLLEYBALL vs. Holyoke, 5 p.m.

GIRLS’ TRACK & FIELD vs. Belchertown, 3:45 p.m. SOFTBALL at Gateway, 4 p.m. BOYS’ TRACK & FIELD at Belchertown, 4 p.m.

BASEBALL vs. Smith Voke, 4 p.m.

BASEBALL at Ware, 4 p.m. SOFTBALL vs. Southwick, 4 p.m.

BASEBALL vs. Hampshire, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ TRACK & FIELD vs. Hampden Charter School of Science, 3:45 p.m.

BASEBALL vs. Granby, 11 a.m.

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


SAINT MARY HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL vs. Palmer, Bullens Field, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ TENNIS vs. Palmer, Municipal Courts, 4 p.m.

GIRLS’ TENNIS at Amherst, 3:15 p.m. BOYS’ LACROSSE vs. Belchertown, Boardman Field, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ LACROSSE vs. Cathedral, 4 p.m.

GIRLS’ TENNIS at Frontier, 3:30 p.m. BASEBALL at Hampshire, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ LACROSSE at Amherst, 7 p.m.

GIRLS’ LACROSSE at Cathedral, Spec Pond, 4:30 p.m.

BOYS’ LACROSSE vs. Monson, Boardman Field, 4 p.m. BOYS’ TENNIS vs. Holyoke, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ TENNIS vs. Holyoke Catholic, Municipal Courts, 4 p.m. BASEBALL vs. Gateway, Bullens Field, 7 p.m.


SOFTBALL at Pathfinder, 3:30 p.m. BASEBALL at Granby, 4 p.m. JV BASEBALL at Granby, 4 p.m.

10th Annual Tekoa Country Club Spring Open Two-Ball Sunday April 27th , 2014 1st Gross2nd Gross3rd Gross 4th Gross-

Blue Tee Division Todd Ezold – Mike Trombley Dave Lapierre – Jarrod Goss Dave Smith – Paul Buttafuoco Dave D’Amours – Eric Alexander

1st Division 1st Gross- Jim Tinker – Jamie Frisbee 2nd Gross- Scott Martin – Ed Connolly 3rd Gross - Denis Rabtor- Flash Edinger 1st Net- Robert and John Wichowski 2nd Net- Jim Callahan – Lew Moretti 3rd Net – Paul Vincellette – Dave Ference

2nd Division 1st Gross- Bill Fouche – Frank Fuselli 2nd Gross- Paul Niemiec – Kristen Cragg 3rd Gross- John Lasek – Ray Magdelinski 1st Net- Kevin Brennan – Bill McGinn 2nd Net- Chris Scelfo – Jim Hillmann 3rd Net - Mike Moran – Steve Prefontaine

3rd Division 1st Gross- Jeff Puffer – Matt Lapinski 2nd Gross- Al Rossi – Ted Leal 3rd Gross - Steve Ciechomski – Dick Tozloski 1st Net- Brian Oleksak – Alan Blair 2nd Net- Clem Fucci – Kyle Dulude 3rd Net – Sandy Lajewski – Taylor Schmidt

BASEBALL at Pioneer Valley Christian School, Hubbard Park, 4 p.m. SOFTBALL vs. Commerce, Whitney Field, 4 p.m.

BASEBALL vs. Dean Tech, Bullens Field, 4:30 p.m.

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Bruins, Canadiens to resume second-round series BROSSARD, Quebec (AP) — The mind games have started in the Boston-Montreal playoff series. Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said Monday his team will not be thrown off by what he feels is an attempt by the Bruins to plant a seed of doubt in goalie Carey Price’s head. He feels the same way about what he thinks is Bruins coach Claude Julien’s bid to catch a break from the referees. Montreal and Boston are tied at one game apiece heading into Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal on Tuesday night at the Bell

Centre. “It’s something they’ve tried in the past,” Therrien said. “We all remember in the Stanley Cup final when they talked about (Chicago goalie) Corey Crawford and how he was giving up goals glove side. “It’s a part of their strategy. It’s the same thing with Claude’s comments, how they had to deal with penalties — which I find they’re coming out of pretty well. They’re trying to influence the decisions

of the officials. These are the Boston Bruins. It’s always been like this and it won’t change. It doesn’t seem to be affecting my players and, as far as I’m concerned, it doesn’t affect me.” Bruins defensemen Dougie Hamilton and Torey Krug have suggested the key to beating Price is to shoot high, particularly when they have traffic in front of the net. See Bruins, Page 11




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HIGH SCHOOL Standings, Results

Monday’s Results

BASEBALL Gateway…………………..7-2* Westfield…………………9-3 Southwick……………….9-1 Westfield Voc-Tech….8-2** St. Mary………………….N/A

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL Westfield………………..7-4

SOFTBALL Westfield………………..13-0 Southwick………………9-1 Westfield Voc-Tech…4-5 Gateway…………………1-10

GIRLS’ LACROSSE Westfield………………..5-4* St. Mary…………………3-4-1* BOYS’ TENNIS Westfield………………..7-0 St. Mary…………………N/A

BOYS’ LACROSSE Westfield………………..8-2* St. Mary…………………1-3*

GIRLS’ TENNIS Westfield………………..N/A St. Mary…………………N/A

SOFTBALL Westfield 12, East Longmeadow 7 Holyoke Catholic 38, Gateway 23

BOYS’ TRACK & FIELD Westfield………………..1-0* Southwick……………….2-0 GIRLS’ TRACK & FIELD Westfield…………………5-0 Southwick……………….N/A *Report Missing N/A – Not Available (Several reports missing)

GIRLS’ TRACK & FIELD Westfield 94, Minnechaug 51 GIRLS’ TENNIS Westfield 4, East Longmeadow 1 BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL Westfield 3, Minnechaug 1

Baillargeon smashes 2 HRS By Chris Putz Staff Writer HUNTINGTON – There are some high school football contests which do not even reach the total number of points, or in this case, runs scored in Monday’s softball game. Holyoke Catholic won a high-scoring, 3-hour marathon against Gateway, 38-23, Monday at the Gators’ home diamond. Gators’ senior Arielle Baillargeon (3-for-4) clubbed two home runs (2nd, 6th innings), collected eight RBIs, and scored four runs. Gateway kept from being mercy-ruled twice, scoring eight runs in the fifth inning, and three in the sixth. “This challenged our resiliency,” Gators’ coach Matt Bonenfant said. “Our girls have a no-quit attitude. Offensively, we stepped up today.” Gateway drew 19 walks. The Gators return to action Tuesday against Renaissance at Marshall Roy Field in Springfield. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.

Westfield’s Anthony Sullivan, right, takes a stick across the back of the neck during yesterday’s game against Amherst. (Photo by Frederick Gore/

Westfield’s Garrett Fitzgerald, right, eyes a loose ball during yesterday’s game against visiting Amherst. (Photo by Frederick Gore/

Westfield vs. Amherst


Continued from Page 9 boys’ volleyball picked up a key victory against Minnechaug Monday, improving to 7-4 overall (3-3 league). The Bombers won 25-8, 25-11, 21-25, 25-9. John Bucko (9 kills), Manny Golob (10 kills, 7 digs, 2 aces), Ivan Zuev (15 digs, 2 aces), Chris Paradis (18 assists, 4 aces), and Noah Buchanan (3 kills, 3 aces) led Westfield.

Westfield’s Igor Belokopytov, rear, hits the ball as a pair of Minnechaug defenders set for the block during yesterday’s junior varsity game in Westfield. (Photo by Frederick Gore/www.thewestfieldnews.smugmug. com)


Westfield’s Rashaun Rivers, right, looks for the pass as an Amherst defender moves in. (Photo by Frederick Gore/

Westfield’s Sam Scarfo, right, is hit in the back by an Amherst goal tender during the first half of yesterday’s game in Westfield. (Photo by Frederick Gore/

Westfield’s Matt Chlastawa, foreground, battles an Amherst defender. (Photo by Frederick Gore/www.thewestfield-

Patriots sign former Saints DE Will Smith

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“We’ve definitely noticed that when he’s screened, he’s looking low and he gets really low,” Hamilton said Sunday. “I think we can score a lot of goals up high.” That drew a shrug from Price. “I’ve seen a lot of scouting reports on lots of goalies throughout the league and that’s pretty much the scouting report on everybody,” he said. “It’s the same for (Boston goalie) Tuukka Rask, it’s the same for me, it’s the same for Ben Bishop, it’s the same for Corey Crawford. It’s a pretty irrelevant comment, I thought.” Price insists he wasn’t doing a little toying of his own with the Bruins’ minds when he said they were lucky after Boston’s 5-3 win in Game 2. The Bruins erased a 3-1 deficit in the final 9:04 of the third period to even the series. Two goals beat Price high, although one went off Francis Bouillon’s stick and another — the tying goal by Patrice Bergeron — skipped off the ice and shot up under the crossbar. “A puck that hits nothing and goes top shelf? That’s pretty lucky in my opinion,” Price said. But he also said: “They did a pretty good job of getting to the net. They’re a very big, battling team and they’re experienced. They know what it takes to score goals in the playoffs. We’re going to have to do a better job of finding a way to see the puck.” Not just the high shots, he added. “Like I said, it’s a pretty general statement at this time of year,” Price said. “If you look at all the goals that are scored throughout the playoffs, probably 30 percent of them are tips and 50 percent of them are screens and the other 10 (percent) are just clean shots.” Price has been solid in the series, allowing seven goals on 85 shots in two games, including several big saves on close-in chances. The Bruins had Montreal hemmed in its zone for long stretches of both games. Canadiens winger Brendan Gallagher said that if the goalie who backstopped Canada to gold at the Winter Olympics in February has a blind spot, he’s yet to find it during practices. “I’ve been shooting on him for two years now and I’ve yet to find a weakness, so I don’t know if they’ve (found) one,” Gallagher said. “In our minds, he’s the best goalie in the world and he shows that every night.” Therrien would not comment on potential lineup changes. Rene Bourque missed practice with the flu, so the lines weren’t entirely clear, but it appeared that rugged winger Brandon Prust may be scratched as he skated with the so-far unused George Parros.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Free agent defensive end Will Smith has signed with the New England Patriots. The 32-year-old veteran of 10 NFL seasons with New Orleans was a first-round draft pick out of Ohio State in 2004. He’s played in 139 NFL games with 120 starts and has 67 ½ sacks, 20 forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries. Smith was implicated in the Saints’ bounty scandal in 2012 and was suspended for four games, although that ban was dismissed by former commissioner Paul Tagliabue. He spent the 2013 season on injured reserve with a knee injury suffered during training camp. In 2006, Smith made the Pro Bowl and had a career-high 10 ½ sacks.

Norman Rockwell’s Red Sox classic shown at Fenway

Voc-Tech vs. Pathfinder Westfield Voc-Tech JV baseball pitcher Grady Jorgensen delivers a pitch against Pathfinder Monday at St. Joe’s Park in Thorndike. (Photo by Chris Putz)

BOSTON (AP) — A Norman Rockwell painting of Boston Red Sox players that is estimated to sell for up to $30 million this month was shown off at Fenway Park Monday with two of the men depicted in the work on hand to reminisce about its creation. The painting, “The Rookie (Red Sox Locker Room),” appeared on the cover of the March 2, 1957, issue of the Saturday Evening Post. Christie’s in New York is offering it May 22 with a pre-sale estimate of $20 million to $30 million. The painting shows Hall of Famer Ted Williams, pitcher Frank Sullivan, right fielder Jackie Jensen, catcher Sammy White, and second baseman Billy Goodman. The seasoned, confident players are seen facing an awkward newcomer arriving in the locker room for spring training — dressed in a crumpled suit and a battered bowler hat while also clutching a suitcase, baseball bat and gloves.

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Annie’s Mailbox By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar

Upset Mom Dear Annie: My 32-year-old son is currently traveling overseas on business. He is staying at a hotel, but he visited my sister’s house to see his aunt and his grandma, who live near his place of business. My niece and her husband also came by to see my son. My son spent a few hours napping in my niece’s old bedroom and then left for the hotel. Two days later, my son got a call at 2 a.m. from his aunt asking whether he had found a ring in his bag, because her daughter said she left her ring on the makeup table in her old room. Mind you, she didn’t notice it was missing for two days. And while my son was in her room, he left his bag in the living room. So I guess my sister is accusing my son of stealing the ring. My son denied taking the ring and was very upset and angry. He is still overseas, and I don’t want to discuss this with him now and disturb his business appointments. My son has never had problems stealing as far as we know. He lives in L.A. and is financially secure. What is the best approach to this situation? Should I just pay the value of the ring to my sister? Should we wait until my son comes back and ask what happened? -- Upset Mom in USA Dear Mom: Yes, please wait until your son comes back. You don’t seem 100-percent certain that he didn’t take the ring. And of course, it’s equally possible that your niece put the ring somewhere else, doesn’t recall doing so and believes your son took it. Things are misplaced all the time, and others are often blamed. Tell your sister you will speak to your son as soon as he returns and work it out. If you believe he is responsible for the ring, ask how much it would cost to replace it. If you think your son is innocent, you could offer to split the cost for the sake of family harmony. The price of the ring is less important than the relationship with your sister. Dear Annie: I was recently in the emergency room and then admitted to the critical care unit for three days in danger of bleeding out. I remained in the hospital for an additional three days. What hurts more than the illness is that not a single person from my family, including my parents and eight siblings, called or visited me. The hospital is close to them, and part of the time I was there, it was a weekend, and they weren’t working. Was I expecting too much? Wouldn’t any decent person call to express concern for a hospitalized family member? It certainly changes how I feel about them. -- Sick at Heart Dear Sick: Of course your family members should have expressed their concern. But did they know? Sometimes, we assume people are aware that we are sick or hospitalized, but they don’t find out until you’ve been home for a week. Please call your parents and siblings. Ask why they seemed so indifferent to your situation. Let them know how much it hurt you. We hope things can be mended. Dear Annie: Your advice to “A Wife” regarding job applications was spot on, especially when you said, “Be sure to include a cover letter.” When I owned my own business, I would not consider an applicant’s resume without a cover letter. Only once did I disregard this rule and hired a person whose qualifications were exactly what I was looking for. She quit a month later, saying she was bored. I should have known, because she was not motivated enough to write a cover letter in the first place. A few years later, she contacted me and asked for her job back. I declined. -- Paco from Albany, N.Y. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to

HINTS FROM HELOISE MANAGEABLE MATTRESS Dear Heloise: I read your article on mattress heights. My father has difficulty getting into and out of bed because of the new heights. I found that you can purchase a halfbox. The mattress is still thick, but the box is half the usual height. This is great for people with difficulties getting into or out of beds. When traveling by car, it is helpful to take along a small step stool. They make ones that are very light and easy to carry to use for getting into or out of bed. -Christine, via email SCENTED DRAWER Dear Heloise: I keep a sachet packet in some of my clothing drawers. I keep it on top of my stack of nightgowns, pajamas and panties. When I reach in to take the top item, the sachet drops down and scents the next one, so it smells good also. -Meg in Huntington Beach, Calif. DOCUMENTS TO GO Dear Heloise: I keep a copy of important documents in a small plastic container with a handle. In case of an emergency, all I have to do is grab the container and go. -- A Reader in Wisconsin (c)2014 by King Features Syndicate Inc.



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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, May 6, 2014: This year you will evolve to a new level. Be willing to state your boundaries, and be ready to assert them. Others might test this newfound clarity. Many people surround you and want to be involved in your life. The issue will be that you are only one person, and there are only so many hours in the day. If you are single, you could be overwhelmed at times with so many choices of potential suitors. Date until you’re absolutely sure that you are in the type of relationship you desire. If you are attached, maintain a strong bond with your sweetie. By late summer, you might want to move or remodel your home, as the two of you will be interested in making it more of a “nest.” LEO loves hanging out with 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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0001 Legal Notices April 29, 2014 May 6, 13, 2014 NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Christina A. Drugan and Cole Casey to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., dated March 16, 2011 and recorded with the Hampden County Registry of Deeds at Book 18705, Page 31, of which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder by assignment from Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. to MetLife Home Loans, a Division of MetLife Bank, N.A. dated November 30, 2011 and recorded with said registry on December 16, 2011 at Book 19040 Page 324 and by assignment from MetLife Home Loans, a Division of MetLife Bank, N.A. to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association dated March 29, 2013 and recorded with said registry on May 14, 2013 at Book 19818 Page 151, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing, the same will be sold at Public Auction at 10:00 a.m. on May 27, 2014, on the mortgaged premises located at 241 Otis Stage Road, Blandford, Hampden County, Massachusetts, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage,

Newton, Massachusetts 02458, or by mail to P.O. Box 610389, Newton Highlands, Massachusetts 02461-0389, within thirty (30) days from the date of sale. TO WIT: Deed will be provided to purchaser for recording upon reThe land in the Town of Bland- ceipt in full of the purchase ford, Hampden County, Mas- price. The description of the sachusetts, bounded and de- premises contained in said mortscribed as follows: gage shall control in the event of an error in this publication. Commencing at an iron pipe set in the westerly line of Route 23 Other terms, if any, to be an(also known as General Knox nounced at the sale. Trail), at the northwest corner of land now or formerly of Snow, as JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NA shown on a plan entitled ''Plan of Present holder of said mortgage Land Surveyed for Patten Realty in Blandford, By its Attorneys, Massachusetts'', dated August - HARMON LAW OFFICES, P.C. 1982, Scale 1'' = 200', prepared 150 California Street by Kelly-Granger-Parsons and Newton, MA 02458 Associates, and recorded in (617)558-0500 Hampden County Registry of 201207-1015 - PRP Deeds in Plan Book 205, Pages 58 - 59; Thence S 26° 52' 28'' W, 0.28 feet to an iron pipe found; Thence continuing on the same course, a distance of 2,910,88 feet and following, in part, a stone wall, which runs in the westerly line of said Snow land to a point which marks the common intersection of said Snow land, land now or formerly of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as shown on said plan, and the parcel herein described and conveyed; Thence turning and running N 50° 56' 00'' W, 336.58 feet on said Commonwealth land to an iron pipe found at the common intersection of said Commonwealth land, Lot E as shown on said plan, and the parcel herein described and conveyed;

Thence turning and running N 27° 53' 59'' E, 2,733.53 feet, in the easterly line of said Lot E, to an iron pipe set at its northeast corner; Thence turning and following a curve to the right having an arc with a radius of 2,460.00 feet and an arc length TO WIT: of 300.00 feet to the place and The land in the Town of Bland- point ob beginning. Being Lot F, ford, Hampden County, Mas- as shown on said plan, and consachusetts, bounded and de- taining 19.740 acres, more or less. scribed as follows:

Commencing at an iron pipe set inIN theBRIEF westerly line of Route 23 (also known as General Knox Trail), at the northwest corner of land now or formerly of Snow, as shown on a plan entitled ''Plan of Land Surveyed for Patten Rea l RUSSELL ty in l a n Monday, dford, -B On Massachusetts'', dated August May 12 at 1 p.m., the Russell 1982, Scale 1'' = 200', prepared Council on Aging will host and the by Kelly-Granger-Parsons Associates, and celebration. recorded in May birthday Hampden County of The party will take Registry place at the Deeds Plan Book 205, Pages Russellin Senior Center. Cake 58 - 59;

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Subject to taking by The Commonwealth of Massachusetts under instrument dated November 6, 1949 and recorded in Hampden County Registry of Deeds in Book 2024, Page 121 if applicable. Subject to Easement Rights for a septic system under instrument dated January 17, 2006 and recorded as aforesaid in Book 15645, Page 35.

For mortgagor's(s') title see deed recorded with Hampden County Registry of Deeds in and ice cream will be served Book 18705, Page 29. after several rounds of Bingo Thence S 26° 52' 28'' W, 0.28 for prizes! Thispipe eventfound; is free of These premises will be sold feet to an iron charge and open to all Russell and conveyed subject to and Thence on the same with the benefit of all rights, seniors continuing and their families. course, a distance of 2,910,88 rights of way, restrictions, easefeet and following, in part, a ments, covenants, liens or stone wall, which runs in the claims in the nature of liens, imwesterly line of said Snow land provements, public assessWESTFIELD - The Greater to a point which marks theBand com- ments, any and all unpaid taxes, Westfield Community mon intersection of said Snow tax titles, tax liens, water and will hold its 2014 springofconland, land now or formerly the sewer liens and any other municert on Wednesday, May 14 at cipal assessments or liens or exCommonwealth of Massachu7:30 p.m. at North Middle setts, as shown on said plan, isting encumbrances of record and the parcel described School. Under herein the direction of which are in force and are apand Geneconveyed; Bartley, the concert is plicable, having priority over said open to the public, free of mortgage, whether or not referThence turning and running N ence to such restrictions, easecharge will336.58 featurefeet some 50° 56' and 00'' W, on ments, improvements, liens or 70 members of the local said Commonwealth land comto an encumbrances is made in the munity. your iron pipe Mark found at the calendar common deed. intersection said Commontoday so youof don’t miss this wealth Lot E as shown on TERMS OF SALE: excitingland, concert. said plan, and the parcel herein A deposit of Five Thousand described and conveyed; ($5,000.00) Dollars by certified Thence turning and running N or bank check will be required to 27° 53' 59'' E, 2,733.53 feet, in be paid by the purchaser at the the easterly line of said Lot E, to time and place of sale. The balan iron pipe set at its northeast ance is to be paid by certified or corner; Thence turning and fol- bank check at Harmon Law Oflowing a curve to the right hav- fices, P.C., 150 California Street, ing an arc with a radius of Newton, Massachusetts 02458, 2,460.00 feet and an arc length or by mail to P.O. Box 610389, of 300.00 feet to the place and Newton Highlands, Massachupoint ob beginning. Being Lot F, setts 02461-0389, within thirty as shown on said plan, and con- (30) days from the date of sale. taining 19.740 acres, more or Deed will be provided to purchaser for recording upon reless. ceipt in full of the purchase Subject to taking by The Com- price. The description of the monwealth of Massachusetts premises contained in said mort(413) under instrument dated Novem- gage shall control in the event of ber 6, 1949 and recorded in an error in this publication. Hampden County Registry of Other terms, if any, to be anDeeds in Book 2024, Page 121 if applicable. Subject to Ease- nounced at the sale. ment Rights for a septic system under instrument dated January JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NA 17, 2006 and recorded as afore- Present holder of said mortgage said in Book 15645, Page 35. By its Attorneys, For mortgagor's(s') title see HARMON LAW OFFICES, P.C. 150 California Street deed recorded with Hampden Newton, MA 02458 County Registry of Deeds in (617)558-0500 Book 18705, Page 29. 201207-1015 - PRP These premises will be sold and conveyed subject to and with the benefit of all rights, rights of way, restrictions, easements, covenants, liens or claims in the nature of liens, improvements, public assessments, any and all unpaid taxes, tax titles, tax liens, water and sewer liens and any other municipal assessments or liens or existing encumbrances of record which are in force and are applicable, having priority over said mortgage, whether or not reference to such restrictions, easements, improvements, liens or encumbrances is made in the deed.

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and conveyed subject to and with the benefit of all rights, rights of way, restrictions, easements, covenants, liens or claims in the nature of liens, improvements, public assessments, any and all unpaid taxes, tax titles, tax liens, water and sewer liens and any other municipal assessments or liens or existing encumbrances of record which are in force and are applicable, having priority over said mortgage, whether or not reference to such restrictions, easements, improvements, liens or encumbrances is made in the deed.

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TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of Five Thousand ($5,000.00) Dollars by certified or bank check will be required to be paid by the purchaser at the time and place of sale. The balance is to be paid by certified or bank check at Harmon Law Offices, P.C., 150 California Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02458, or by mail to P.O. Box 610389, Newton Highlands, Massachusetts 02461-0389, within thirty (30) days from the date of sale. Deed will be provided to purchaser for recording upon receipt in full of the purchase price. The description of the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of an error in this publication.

By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Kevin M. Swords to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., dated April 17, 2007 and recorded with the Hampden Other terms, if any, to be anCounty Registry of Deeds at nounced at the sale. Book 16636, Page 192, of which mortgage the undersigned is the NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, present holder by assignment LLC from Mortgage Electronic Regis- Present holder of said mortgage tration Systems, Inc. to Bank of America, N.A., successor by By its Attorneys, merger to BAC Home Loans HARMON LAW OFFICES, P.C. Servicing, LP fka Countrywide 150 California Street Home Loans Servicing, LP Newton, MA 02458 dated November 29, 2011 and (617) 558-0500 recorded with said registry on 201202-1047 - TEA December 5, 2011 at Book 19024 Page 184 and by assignment from Bank of America, N.A. to Nationstar Mortgage, May 6, 2014 LLC dated April 3, 2013 and recorded with said registry on THE COMMONWEALTH June 11, 2013 at Book 19864 OF MASSACHUSETTS Page 309, for breach of the conLAND COURT ditions of said mortgage and for DEPARTMENT OF the purpose of foreclosing, the THE TRIAL COURT same will be sold at Public Auction at 1:00 p.m. on May 21, (SEAL) 2014, on the mortgaged premises located at 14-16 Ster2014 MISC. 481500 ling St, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, all ORDER OF NOTICE and singular the premises described in said mortgage, To: The Heirs, Devisees and Legal Representatives of the TO WIT: Estate of Donald L. Sherwood; Shelly Michalczyk a/k/a ShelThe land in Westfield, Hampden ley Michalczyk; Lou Ann HarCounty, Massachusetts, being bert known and designated as Lot 4 and to all persons entitled to the (four) as shown on Plan of Lots benefit of the Servicemembers of Frank J. Lotherington recor- Civil Relief Act, 50 U.S.C. App. ded in Hampden County Re- §501 et seq.: OneWest Bank gistry of Deeds, Book of Plans 4, N.A. f/k/a OneWest Bank, FSB Page 12, said lot being bounded claiming to have an interest in a and described as follows: Mortgage covering real property in Westfield, numbered 8-10 NORTHERLY by lot 3 (three) as City View Boulevard, given by shown on said plan, ninety-sev- Donald L. Sherwood to Finanen and 77/100 (97.77) feet; cial Freedom Senior Funding Corporation, A Subsidary of InEASTERLY by land now or dymac Bank, F.S.B., dated July formerly of one Hazelton, fifty- 9, 2008, and recorded with the three (53) feet; Hampden County Registry of Deeds at Book 17391, Page 48 SOUTHERLY by lot 5 (five) as has/have filed with this court a Canplan, You Help Sarah? shown on said ninety-sevcomplaint for determination of en and 62/100 (97.62) feet; and Defendant’s / Defendants’ Servicemembers status. WESTERLY by Sterling Street, fifty-three (53) feet. If you now are, or recently have been, in the active military serBEING the same premises con- vice of the UnitedStates of veyed to the mortgagor herein America, then you may be enby deed recorded June 9, 2005 titled to the benefits of the Serin the Hampden County Re- vicemembers Civil ReliefAct. If gistry of Deeds Book 15080, you object to a foreclosure of the Page 187. above-mentioned property on that basis, then you or your atFor mortgagor's(s') title see torney must file a written appeardeed recorded with Hampden ance and answer in this court at County Registry of Deeds in Three Pemberton Square, BoBook 15080, Page 187. ston, MA 02108 on or before June 9, 2014 or you will be These premises will be sold forever barred from claiming that and conveyed subject to and you are entitled to the benefits of with the benefit of all rights, said Act. rights of way, restrictions, easements, covenants, liens or Witness, JUDITH C. CUTclaims in the nature of liens, im- LER, Chief Justice of this Court provements, public assess- on April 25, 2014. Tounpaid Know A Secret? ments, anyWant and all taxes, Ask water Sarah.and Attest: tax titles, tax liens, sewer liens and any other cipal assessments or liens or exDeborah J. Patterson isting encumbrances of record Recorder which are in force and are ap201312-0346-YEL plicable, having priority over said mortgage, whether or not reference to such restrictions, easements, improvements, liens or encumbrances is made in the deed. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of Five Thousand ($5,000.00) Dollars by certified or bank check will be required to be paid by the purchaser at the time and place of sale. The balance is to be paid by certified or bank check at Harmon Law Offices, P.C., 150 California Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02458, or by mail to P.O. Box 610389, Newton Highlands, Massachusetts 02461-0389, within thirty (30) days from the date of sale. Deed will be provided to purchaser for recording upon receipt in full of the purchase price. The description of the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of an error in this publication. Other terms, if any, to be announced at the sale. NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC Present holder of said mortgage By its Attorneys, HARMON LAW OFFICES, P.C. 150 California Street Newton, MA 02458 (617) 558-0500 201202-1047 - TEA


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NOTICE AND ORDER PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT The listing of matters are those OF GUARDIAN OF A MINOR reasonably anticipated by the In the interests of: Chair, which may be discussed JAYDEN J JOHNSON at the meeting. Not all items lisOf: WESTFIELD, MA ted may in fact be discussed and Minor other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to NOTICE TO ALL the extent permitted by law. INTERESTED PARTIES HEARINGS 1)NOI- Applicant (Town of 1. Hearing Date/Time: A hearTolland) seeks to improve ing on a Petition for AppointRoute 57 from Town Hall to ment of Guardian of a Minor filed Sandisfield line. Improve- on 04/15/2014 by Cheryl A ments include resurfacing, Johnson of Westfield, MA will drainage improvements and be held 05/14/2014 01:15 PM Guardianship of Minor Hearrelated Site Work. ing Located 50 State Street, 4th Floor, Springfield, MA 01103. May 6, 2014 COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THE TRIAL COURT PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT Hampden Division 50 State Street Springfield, MA 01103 (413)748-8600

2. Response to Petition: You may respond by filing a written response to the Petition or by appearing in person at the hearing. If you choose to file a written response, you need to: File the original with the Court; and Mail a copy to all interested parties at least five (5) business days before the hearing.

Docket No. HD14P0646EA 3. Counsel for the Minor: The minor (or an adult on behalf of the minor) has the right to reINFORMAL PROBATE quest that counsel be appointed PUBLICATION NOTICE for the minor. Estate of: 4. Presence of the Minor at PETER J. BANNISH Hearing: A minor over age 14 Also Known As: has the right to be present at PETER BANNISH any hearing, unless the Court Date of Death: July 28, 2012 finds that it is not in the minor’s To all persons interested in the best interests. above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Robert G. Ban- THIS IS A LEGAL NOTICE: An important court proceeding that nish of Wellesley, MA may affect your rights has been Robert G. Bannish of Welles- scheduled. If you do not underley, MA has been informally ap- stand this notice or other court pointed as the Personal Repres- papers, please contact an attorentative of the estate to serve ney for legal advice. without surety on the bond. Date: April 15, 2014 The estate is being adminSuzanne T. Seguin istered under informal procedRegister of Probate ure by the Personal Representative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not reHelps Seniors quiredSarah to be filed with the Court, 0130 Auto For Sale but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the ad- $ CASH PAID $ FOR UNministration from the Personal WANTED & JUNK VEHICLES. Representative and can petition Also buying repairable vehicles. the Court in any matter relating C a l l J o e f o r m o r e d e t a i l s to the estate, including distribu- ( 4 1 3 ) 9 7 7 - 9 1 6 8 . tion of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating TIMOTHY'S AUTO SALES. or restricting the powers of Per- Stop by and see us! We might sonal Representatives appoin- have exactly what you're lookted under informal procedure. A ing for, if not, left us find it for copy of the Petition and Will, if you! Bartlett Street, Westfield. any, can be obtained from the (413)568-2261. Specializing in vehicles under $4,000. Petitioner.

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Specializing in Custom Kitchens and Bathrooms, Designed and Installed Finish Trim • Carpentry • Windows • Doors • Decks

Mark Siebert Owner

413-568-4320 Reg # 125751

Westfield, MA

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

WAITRESSES NEEDED, all shifts. Must be flexible and 18 or older. Apply in person: Roma DRIVERS: DEDICATED. RERestaurant, Southwick, MA. GIONAL. HOME WEEKLY/BIWEEKLY GUARANTEED Start up to $.44 cpm. Great Benefits + WEEKEND FARM LABOR in B o n u s e s . 9 0 % N o T o u c h Southwick. Hard, physical labor. Freight/70% Drop & Hook . Stone wall construction, digging (877)704-3773. ditches, clearing brush. $8.00/hour. Call (860)716-0445.

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Persons interested in, qualified for the above position must submit a letter of interest and an application by May 16, 2014 to Dr. Christine Mahoney, Superintendent 33 Turkey Hills Road East Granby, CT 06026

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

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SECURITY/MAINTENANCE. gan and keyboard lessons. All ages, Part-Time Weekends all levels. Call 568-2176. 4:00 p.m. 12:00 a.m. Apply at: The American Inn, 1 Sawmill Park, Southwick.

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0340 Apartment WESTFIELD 1 bedroom apartments, large closets, free heat and hot water included, laundry, parking. Possible pet. $785/month. (413)562-2266.

WESTFIELD VERY LARGE 2 1/2 bedroom, 2nd floor apartment with garage and off street parking. New kitchen, bath and appliances. Front and rear porch, washer/dryer hookups. Private and beautifully landscaped yard. $925/month. No WESTFIELD 1 BEDROOM. Kit- pets. Non smoker. Applications c h e n a n d b a t h . N o p e t s . being accepted. (413)552-9842. $650/month includes utilities. First, last, security. (413)2504811.

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WESTFIELD 1&2 bedroom apartments, rent includes heat A SEASONED LOG TRUCK and hot water. Excellent size LOAD of hardwood, (at least 7 and location. No dogs. Call cords when you process) for weekdays (413)786-9884. only $700 plus (depends on delivery distance). Call CHRIS at (413)454-5782. WESTFIELD 3 room apartment, first floor, stove, refrigerator, AC, all utilities included. Parking on AFFORDABLE FIREWOOD. premises. No pets. Non smoker. Seasoned and green. Cut, split, $775/month. Shown by appointdelivered. Any length. Now ment only. Available May 15th. ready for immediate delivery. (413)568-5905. 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.

0340 Apartment APARTMENT FOR RENT in Westfield. First floor, 2-3 bedrooms, 1 bath, washer and dryer hookup in basement. $850/month plus utilities. First, last and security. No pets. Off street parking. Gas heat. Call for an appointment. (413)210-1059.


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

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

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

WESTFIELD 1 bedroom apartment available. $650/month includes heat and hot water. First, last, security required. No dogs, non smoker. Call (413)5390463.

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DEADLINE: 2PM THE DAY BEFORE E-mail: 0345 Rooms ROOM TO RENT in a quiet neighborhood. Kitchen and laundry privilege. Heat, A/C, utilities. Available now to non-smoker. $600/month, Westfield. (413)355-2338 or (413)5627341.

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