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WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014

“Time does not become sacred to us until we have lived it, until it has passed over us and taken with it a part of ourselves.” — John Burroughs 75 cents

Construction to continue on Springfield Road

BOSTON (AP) — Critics of a law that allows for automatic increases in the state’s gasoline tax have pounced on the issue with the hope of pushing it to the forefront of the election year debate. Republicans, currently shut out of statewide offices and heavily outnumbered in the Legislature, have embraced the fight against gas tax indexing and believe their cause could resonate strongly with mainstream voters, particularly independents and moderate Democrats, whom the party desperately needs for success in November. The Democrat-controlled Legislature last year raised the gasoline tax by 3 cents to 24 cents a gallon — the first increase in the tax since 1991 — as part of a broader transportation finance bill. Lawmakers also indexed the tax to inflation, meaning it will automatically rise by the same annual percentage as the U.S. Consumer Price Index. Charlie Baker, the GOP’s endorsed candidate for governor,

By Peter Francis Staff Writer WESTFIELD – Compensatory storage was on the agenda at the City of Westfield’s Conservation Commission meeting at Westfield City Hall last night. Rob Levesque of R. Levesque & Associates came before the commission representing Julie and Nabil Hannoush regarding the creation of additional compensatory storage for renovations to the existing building and construction of three retail buildings at 99 Springfield Road, the former home of a Balise car dealership. The commission eventually decided to approve the motion, their rationale being that the DEP could revisit the project later should any concerns linger. Levesque said that since the commission’s last meeting on May 13, he and his group have gone back and forth with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), who issued an audit letter so they could acquire further information on the project. “We have provided an additional alternatives analysis, which included a financial analysis of the property, in addition to a revised plan,” said Levesque of the eight-page document. “The revised plan has basically taken the compensatory storage area out of the riverfront area as much as possible. We’ve enhanced the plantings in the compensatory storage area and the revegetation of that forested riverfront area, as that was a concern of DEP.” Levesque said that the project’s alternatives analysis was very detailed and explained the rationale of why these additional buildings needed to be done. “It was based on a typical commercial real estate venture,” he said. “The anticipated return was directly related with how DEP has us do alternatives analysis – we looked at not only onsite, but also adjacent alternatives and offsite alternatives within the city.” According to Levesque, a building has already been relocated out of the riverfront area, and the only work that is currently within the riverfront area is lowering some of the bank to create more compensatory storage space. Compensatory storage is a term used to describe any artificially excavated, hydraulically equivalent volume of storage within the Special Flood Hazard Area of a body of water. This storage is used to balance the loss of natural flood storage capacity when artificial fill or structures are placed within a floodplain. Levesque stated that prior filings for the property, in 1986 and the early ’00s, lead him to believe that the current project had adequate storage. “After going through the two previous filings, we thought we had the magic bullet and we were all set,” he said. “But because the original filing was adjusted or changed halfway through the as-built plan, the revised compensatory storage numbers we were able to find didn’t create the initial storage as we thought.” To accomodate for the prospective compensatory storage increase, Levesque told the commission that the proposed buildings, which will house the Hannoush’s Expert Fitness franchise, indoor batting cages, a bistro, and other retail space, have been reduced in size, and that a riverfront restoration area has been created within the plan. Commission Chairman Dr. David Doe asked how much land would be used for the riverfront restoration, and Levesque said it would encapsulate 3,150 square feet, in addition to the project’s 21,110 square feet in compensatory storage. When asked by Commissioner Thomas Sharp about what DEP’s reaction has been to the proposed riverfront restoration, Levesque said they would like for them to stay out of it. “My interpretation is that DEP would like us to stay

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Kids Karnival opens Dawn Thomas, president of the Rotary Club of Westfield, attaches a banner to welcome visitors to the fifth annual Karnival for Kids staged by the club to benefit Kamp for Kids, a program of the Carson Center for Human Services. The carnival on the Mestek lawn on North Elm Street will open today at 6 p.m. and continue through Sunday. (Photo courtesy The Rotary Club of Westfield)

Divesting pensions finds support By STEVE LeBLANC Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Environmental activists pushing Massachusetts to divest its state pension fund from fossil fuel companies are getting words of encouragement from some of the candidates running for governor. At least three Democratic candidates are offering full or qualified support for the activists, who have also tried to pressure universities and local governments to pull financial support from the companies in an attempt to raise awareness about climate change. The activists, including many college students, are holding out hope for a bill that would require the state Pension Reserves Investment Management Board to “sell, redeem, divest or withdraw all publicly-traded securities” in fossil fuel companies. “In the same way divestment efforts changed the national discussion around tobacco and apartheid, we hope the divestment of fossil fuels will change the national discussion around climate change,” said Emily Kirkland, a recent graduate of Brown University and spokeswoman for the Better Future Project. About $1.3 billion in state pension fund assets were invested

Bill seeks stronger gun laws in Massachusetts By BOB SALSBERG Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — House Speaker Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop) has unveiled long-awaited legislation designed to further tighten the state’s already strict gun laws. The bill would for the first time give local police chiefs the ability to deny firearms licenses for rifles or shotguns based on suitability standards and extend federal restrictions for firearm acquisition to the state level. The measure would also require background checks for private gun sales and require Massachusetts to join a national instant criminal background database. The bill mirrors many recommendations made by a task force headed by Northeastern University professor Jack McDevitt that was created after the December 2012 school

in fossil fuels out of a total value of $54 billion as of May 2013, according to supporters of the legislation. The bill’s sponsor, state Sen. Benjamin Downing, has argued that divestment is inevitable, pointing to the state’s ongoing efforts to encourage the development of wind, solar, and other sources of renewable energy. The Pittsfield Democrat said Massachusetts can take the lead in that effort and become the first state to divest its pension fund. Downing’s bill has yet to reach the floor of the Senate or House for a vote. The Legislature’s formal session ends July 31. Some of those seeking the state’s highest political office are backing the idea, at least in part. Attorney General Martha Coakley and state Treasurer Steve Grossman — both Democratic candidates for governor — gave the proposal qualified support. A spokeswoman for Coakley said she backs divestment from fossil fuels “as long as we can ensure that it does not harm our ability to meet our financial obligations or place a greater burden on taxpayers in Massachusetts.” See Pensions, Page 3

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Annual fireworks up in the air By Hope E. Tremblay Staff Writer SOUTHWICK – Southwick will have fireworks this year if Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Kelly Magni has his way. The event typically takes place the same weekend as the Southwick Fireman’s Carnival in July. This year, Magni said there is no carnival and he is not sure where the event will be held but he is determined to continue the tradition. “We used to shoot them off from the school, but that’s completely under construction,” said Magni. The American Lagion is an option but the school property would not be available for parking. The ideal location, he said, is Whalley Park. “I am hoping it will be open by the end of June,” said Magni. The park completion punch list includes moving meters, repaving, placing signs, and getting restrooms and storage sheds up to code.

“We are getting to the end,” said Magni. “Construction should be done the first or second week in June. Then we can clean-up and get Lane in to do the paving.” While Magni is hopeful the fireworks can be held at Whalley Park in July, the budget is a concern, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Daniel Call said the town gave the Commission a fireworks budget of just $1,800. “For a decent display you need $8,000, minimum,” said Call. In the past, Magni and his family parked cars at Whalley Park when it was owned by John Whalley and used the parking money to supplement the fireworks budget. This year, Magni said he’s not sure how they will cover the cost of fireworks. The department is accepting donations from the community to purchase fireworks. Anyone wishing to make a donation should contact the Commission at (413) 569-5701.

The ideal location for Southwick’s annual fireworks display is Whalley Park, according to Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Kelly Magni. (File photo by chief photographer Frederick Gore)


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Happy 100th Birthday A birthday celebration was held Saturday at the home of Hubert and Patty McGovern. Daughter Patty and her husband honored her father who turned 100-years-old on May 24. Many family and friends enjoyed the day of celebration. John Mikelis, center, holds a certificate presented to him by State Senator Donald Humason. (Photo by Don Wielgus)

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Odds & Ends Nebraska woman wolfs down 2 4½-pound steaks AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A Nebraska woman celebrated breaking a Texas steakhouse’s speed record for eating a 4½-pound slab of beef by polishing off another one. The Amarillo Globe-News (http://bit. ly/TQGbwz ) and the Big Texan Steak Ranch’s Twitter page say that competitive eater Molly Schuyler finished her first steak in 4 minutes and 58 seconds. The previous record was 8 minutes and 52 seconds. The 5-foot-7, 125-pound mother from Bellevue, Nebraska, ate her second 4½-pound steak in 9 minutes and 59 seconds. The restaurant foots the bill for anyone who can eat one of the steaks, a baked potato, shrimp, a salad and bread roll in under an hour, so Schuyler ate those side dishes as well. In February, the self-described “bottomless pit” ate 363 chicken wings in 30 minutes in Philadelphia.

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TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Wednesday, May 28, the 148th day of 2014. There are 217 days left in the year.

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n May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets — Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie and Yvonne — were born to Elzire Dionne at the family farm in Ontario, Canada. (Of the five, Annette and Cecile are still living.)

On this date: In 1533, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, declared the marriage of England’s King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid. In 1863, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, made up of freed blacks, left Boston to fight for the Union in the Civil War. In 1892, the Sierra Club was organized in San Francisco. In 1912, the Senate Commerce Committee issued its report on the Titanic disaster that cited a “state of absolute unpreparedness,” improperly tested safety equipment and an “indifference to danger” as some of the causes of an “unnecessary tragedy.” In 1929, the first all-color talking picture, “On with the Show,” opened in New York. In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt pushed a button in Washington signaling that vehicular traffic could begin crossing the just-opened Golden Gate Bridge in California. Neville Chamberlain became prime minister of Britain. In 1940, during World War II, the Belgian army surrendered

to invading German forces. In 1959, the U.S. Army launched Able, a rhesus monkey, and Baker, a squirrel monkey, aboard a Jupiter missile for a suborbital flight which both primates survived. In 1961, Amnesty International had its beginnings with the publication of an article in the British newspaper The Observer, “The Forgotten Prisoners.” In 1964, the charter of the Palestine Liberation Organization was issued at the start of a meeting of the Palestine National Congress in Jerusalem. In 1977, 165 people were killed when fire raced through the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan led a state funeral at Arlington National Cemetery for an unidentified American soldier killed in the Vietnam War. (However, the remains were later identified through DNA as those of Air Force 1st Lt. Michael J. Blassie, and were sent to St. Louis for hometown burial.)

Ten years ago: The Iraqi Governing Council chose Iyad Allawi, a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile, to become prime minister of Iraq’s interim government. Some three dozen people were killed by a powerful earthquake in northern Iran.

Five years ago: A white New York City police officer killed an off-duty black

colleague in a friendly fire incident in East Harlem. (A grand jury declined to indict Officer Andrew Dunton in the shooting of Officer Omar Edwards, who had drawn his gun and was chasing a man who had broken into his car.) Kavya Shivashankar, a 13-year-old girl from Kansas, spelled “Laodicean” (lukewarm or indifferent in religion or politics) to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

One year ago: Calling it perhaps the biggest money-laundering scheme in U.S. history, federal prosecutors charged seven people with running what amounted to an online, underworld bank, saying that Liberty Reserve handled $6 billion for drug dealers, child pornographers, identity thieves and other criminals around the globe.

Today’s Birthdays: Rockabilly singer-musician Sonny Burgess is 85. Actress Carroll Baker is 83. Producer-director Irwin Winkler is 83. Actor John Karlen is 81. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Jerry West is 76. Actress Beth Howland is 73. Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is 70. Singer Gladys Knight is 70. Actress-director Sondra Locke is 70. Singer Billy Vera is 70. Singer John Fogerty is 69. Country musician Jerry Douglas (Alison Krauss and Union Station) is 58. Actor Louis Mustillo is 56. U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C.., is 54. Actor Brandon Cruz (TV: “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father”) is 52. Country singer Phil Vassar is 50. Actress Christa Miller is 50. Singermusician Chris Ballew (Presidents of the USA) is 49. Rapper Chubb Rock is 46. Singer Kylie Minogue is 46. Actor Justin Kirk is 45. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is 43. Olympic gold medal figure skater Ekaterina Gordeeva is 43.


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Government Meetings WEDNESDAY, MAY 28 WESTFIELD PVTA Route Committee at 10:30 a.m. PVTA Finance and Audit Committee at 11:30 a.m. PVTA Advisory Board at noon Zoning Board of Appeals at 7 p.m.

SOUTHWICK Driveway Subcommittee at 7 p.m.

BLANDFORD Conservation Commission at 6:30 p.m. Finance Committee 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 29 WESTFIELD City Council Sub-Committee Finance Committee at 6:30 p.m.

TOLLAND Conservation Commission Hearings at 5:30 a.m. IF NEEDED

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Construction out of forested riverfront area,” he said. “We’ve met the performance standards, and it sounded to me like DEP is of the mind that they would prefer the commission to exert their discretionary authority and not require the compensatory storage, because I think they care less about compensatory storage then about forested riverfront area, at least in the western regional office.” City Conservation Coordinator Karen Leigh stated that the DEP’s compensatory storage regulations are rather murky. “The language in the regulations does not have a numeric threshold for comp storage,” she said. “It has language that,

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mound would be gone and you’d have the space for floodwaters.” “With this compensatory storage area, there is no loss. We meet all the performance standards,” Levesque said. “But DEP is saying we’d rather you didn’t do that. You have the discretionary authority to waive the requirement for comp storage, and that would keep that forested.” “It allows us to do additional square footage of retail space, as we couldn’t do additional building without it,” said Levesque of the added comp storage this morning. “By utilizing old storage space from ’86 and ’01, we’re now able to move forward with these projects.”

Continued from Page 1 increase’ in the same sen- it’s necessary to ensure the said the automatic hikes tence, you’re already on the state has a reliable stream of absolve lawmakers of respon- defensive,” he said. revenue to pay for critical sibility for voting on future tax Supporters of indexing say road and bridge repairs and to increases and amount to “taxation without representation.” Baker and other Republicans support a statewide ballot question that would repeal the indexing provision. Peter Ubertaccio, a political science professor at Stonehill College, said it was a potentially thorny issue for Democrats. “Whenever you have the words ‘automatic’ and ‘tax

Naughton, Jr. (D-Clinton), Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security. “As we reach the end of this process, I commend the efforts of Speaker DeLeo, as well as my legislative colleagues as they have been exceptionally helpful in providing assistance and insight on this matter. I am confident that this new comprehensive piece of legislation takes deliberate action to reduce the number crimes and fatalities caused by firearms, while simultaneously upholding the second amendments right of every resident throughout the Commonwealth.” ——— Continued from Page 1 http://thewestfieldnews. fund divestment. Grossman, who as treasurer sion com/wp-content/ serves as chairman of the Activists say that’s the highuploads/2014/05/ PRIM board, also supports est number of communities in SectionSummary.pdf Downing’s bill “as long as we any state backing the meacomply strictly with our fidu- sure. ciary responsibility,” according to a campaign aide. A provision in the bill states that any divestment can’t result in a loss to the pension fund of more than one half of 1 percent. Another Democratic candidate has given a more fullthroated endorsement of the measure. Don Berwick has said he supports “immediately divesting state pension funds from those fossil fuel companies that demonstrate an irresponsible and unresponsive disregard of the principles of environmental stewardship.” Two independent gubernatorial hopefuls staked out more cautious stands. Evan Falchuk said he would want to put the question to a public referendum, adding that “if the majority of voters supported divestment” he would back it. Another independent candidate, Jeff McCormick, opposed the measure, saying it’s “not an appropriate use of divestment for the state’s already struggling pension funds” and adding there are better ways to reduce the state’s carbon footprint and “encourage and invest in the development of green businesses.” The PRIM Board is charged with managing the Pension Reserves Investment Trust consisting of the assets of the state employees’ and teachers’ retirement systems as well as the assets of local retirement systems. An oil and gas trade group has dismissed the divestment efforts, saying the industry has created jobs and rising profits for investors. The executive director of the Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board has said divestment would create a “significant administrative and operational burden.” Eight cities and towns in Massachusetts — Framingham, Sudbury, Concord, Amherst, Cambridge, Northampton, Provincetown and Truro — have approved nonbinding resolutions calling for penleagues in the House for their commitment to creating such a thoughtful, deliberate and comprehensive bill.” “The members of the Committee to Reduce Firearm Violence are very pleased that so many of our recommendations and each of the most important recommendations have been included in the legislation filed by Speaker DeLeo,” said McDevitt. “The task of addressing the approximate 60 bills filed this session related to firearms has been a long and arduous one,” said Representative Harold

Continued from Page 1 ‘when in the judgement of the issuing authority, said loss will cause an increase of floodwaters.’ Whether that be one cubic foot or 100 cubic feet, it’s up to you (the commission). There’s no threshold.” Leigh referred to the situation as an ‘unusual circumstance.’ “DEP is tenderly dancing around not requiring the comp storage because it’s currently forested riverfront area,” she said. “Basically, you’re taking out a mound of soil to create comp storage. It does have trees, not really mature trees, in there, but if you take that mound out and replant it, it’d be a forested riverfront area at some point in the future, but the

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Continued from Page 1 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. DeLeo and other lawmakers said the bill would improve on Massachusetts’ already strong gun laws while also protecting the rights of lawful gun owners. “It is not enough to be one of the safest states in the nation, we must enact laws that make our communities the safest in the world,” DeLeo said. “I believe this legislation gives us the tools and foundation to reach that goal. I thank Dean McDevitt, the task force and my col-

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finance key transportation projects such as SouthCoast rail and the extension of the MBTA’s Green Line.


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THANK YOU to Robert McKean and Donald Wielgus for planning and making the MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY at Stanley Park a success. It always amazes me as to how few people attend this event. If it weren’t for the soldiers who fought the wars and who are still fighting; there would be NO Memorial Day. It’s unfortunate the young children are not made aware of the meaning of MEMORIAL DAY. Hi! I’m calling about the area of Westfield and everything where you can’t trust people. They go behind your back sometimes. I wonder what has happened to this city? Please print this. Thank you. Here we go with the teachers complaining about their salaries again. I’m sure they knew what the pay rate was when they decided to become a teacher. And we can’t compare the western end of the state with the eastern end of the state. It’s like comparing apples to oranges. Those communities are a lot richer. And I hear it is taking three people to do the superintendent’s job now where it used to take one. And getting back to By Erica Martinson the teachers, if they aren’t making enough money, they can Politico.com always get a part-time job, like so many other people do who Many people in Washington think of cap and trade as a carwork 367 days a year. And some even have two full-time jobs. bon-cutting strategy that died in the Senate four years ago. $50,000 a year, or in that range, for 180 days of work, with all But in fact, it’s alive and well in much of the country. the benefits included is a pretty good job. They ought to be Advocates say it’s working. And it’s poised to gain new life thankful for what they got. from the proposed greenhouse gas rule that the Environmental Protection Agency is rolling out next week. Southwick, I was reading in the paper that you were looking Nine Northeastern states already take part in a regional tradfor somebody to mow the cemetery, paying right around $11 an ing network that puts an economic price on their power plants’ hour. But yet you hire people to mow the rail trail and Whalley carbon output, while California has a carbon trading system Park for $15 an hour. How come? And also, if you get hired that is linked with Quebec. The Northeastern states saw their for that rail trail job, you have to have a pickup truck to pull the power plants’ carbon emissions drop more than 40 percent from trailer with the mower on it to the job. What’s with this? Are 2005 to 2012, the trading network told EPA in December — you paying gas a mileage also? Think about it, selectmen. without any of cap-and-trade critics’ apocalyptic expectations for such a system. Continue the conversation http://thewestfieldnews.com/pulseline-form Those ranks could grow because of EPA’s upcoming climate regulation, which is expected to give states wide latitude in how they reduce the greenhouse gas pollution from existing power plants. Pennsylvania’s Democratic nominee for governor, Tom Wolf, is promising to have his state join the Northeastern carbon trading network — the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative — as part of his climate platform. New Jersey Gov. Chris By Josh Gerstein Christie pulled his state out of RGGI in 2011, but some energy Politico.com The White House has launched an investigation into how the analysts hypothesize that it might rejoin after the EPA rule name of the CIA’s station chief in Afghanistan was released to becomes final next year, if the agency, as expected, gives the the press Sunday during President Barack Obama’s surprise visit program its blessing in the rule. Inquiries about how the trading system works have come in to U.S. troops there, officials said. steadily from other states as EPA crafts its proposed rule, said New White House Counsel Neil Eggleston will conduct the RGGI’s Maryland commissioner, Kelly Speakes-Backman, and review at the request of White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin others involved in the system. Without naming names, they said the states are not always the ones people would expect. Hayden said in a statement Tuesday afternoon. “A lot of states are keeping their options open at this point,” The inquiry is aimed at generating “recommendations on how said Franz Litz, an energy consultant working with state regulathe administration can improve processes and make sure sometors from the Midwest to consider options for cutting carbon thing like this does not happen again,” Hayden said. Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken indicated in a under the upcoming regulation. He declined to identify the TV interview that the outing of the CIA official was worrisome. states that have not publicly acknowledged their efforts but said “It shouldn’t have happened. We’re trying to understand why the group includes “some very red states and some blue states.” Litz also works on the RGGI EPA Rules Collaborative, a it happened,” Blinken said on CNN’s “Situation Room.” group that includes power companies and environmental Blinken declined to say whether the CIA official was being groups pushing for EPA to accept the Northeastern system as a moved out of the country for his safety. “I cant comment on the details, but you can rest assured that means of complying with the rule. Even states whose political leaders squawk about EPA may the security of this person is foremost in our minds and will be end up complying in the end, said Vicki Arroyo, executive taken care of,” the White House national security official said. The comments from Hayden and Blinken broke the Obama director of the Georgetown Climate Center, adding that coaladministration’s official silence on the episode since Sunday, loving Kentucky has been actively engaged in discussing when the White House sent the CIA official’s name to a pool options. “Everyone sort of assumes that there will be some lawsuits, reporter as part of a list of officials briefing Obama during his short visit to Bagram Air Base near Kabul. The list was later but there’s also, I think, a real discussion underway … that’s updated to remove the CIA officer’s name, but the list had constructive,” Litz said. The Clean Air Act allows EPA to set up and enforce the clialready been distributed to thousands of journalists and news mate rule in states that don’t provide their own compliance organizations that receive pool reports from the White House. The new White House comments on the probe did not name plan. Most states would prefer to be in charge of their own the CIA official, nor did they confirm his role as chief of station programs, Arroyo said. Cap and trade is far from the only option for states to meet for the spy agency in Kabul. Even after the statements Tuesday from Obama aides, the CIA continued to have no comment on the new carbon standards, but supporters say it offers a marketbased way to encourage clean energy and reduce pollution the incident. The White House statements Tuesday framed the inquiry as a without having government bureaucrats impose a one-size-fitsreview aimed at preventing future disclosures rather than assign- all solution. While the details of such plans differ, they commonly place a limit on certain types of pollution (the “cap” ing blame for Sunday’s incident. However, if disclosure of the CIA officer’s name or his affili- part) and require those who exceed the threshold to buy credits ation may have violated the law, the agency may be required to on a market (the “trade” portion). Cap and trade was a key part of the George H.W. Bush report the disclosure to the Justice Department, which can mount administration’s strategy for reducing acid rain in 1990, and it a criminal investigation. would have been the centerpiece of the climate bill that stalled and died in the Senate in 2010. Despite the concept’s bipartisan heritage, cap and trade has become politically toxic in some circles — especially among supporters of coal, the carbon-intensive fuel that would face the A publication of the Westfield News Group LLC heaviest costs under any trading system. Republicans derided Jim McKeever the climate bill as “cap and tax,” while West Virginia Democrat Director of Content Joe Manchin famously unloaded a rifle into a copy of the legJames Johnson-Corwin Dan Moriarty islation during a Senate campaign commercial. Multi-Media Manager Managing Editor Still, cap and trade never went away. Marie Brazee Business Manager With RGGI and California combined, about a quarter of the Diane DiSanto Classified Manager U.S. population lives in areas covered by trading programs Lorie Perry Director of Ad Production designed to drive down carbon emissions, said Janet Peace, Chris Putz Fred Gore Sports Editor vice president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, Chief Photographer at a Senate briefing Thursday. Other programs exist in Alberta, Canada; Australia; New Patrick R. Berry Zealand; Norway; and South Korea. Next year, cap-and-trade President programs are expected to launch in Switzerland, Tokyo, the United Kingdom and South Africa. 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price in China,” Peace said. Under RGGI’s nine-state program, power plants that have the capacity to produce 25 megawatts or more power are required to purchase one allowance for every ton of CO2 they emit, with the price based on quarterly auctions. The utilities purchase the allowances directly from the states, and the states spend the money on programs like investments in energy efficiency and efforts to reduce demand for fossil fuels. In Maryland, thousands of low-income apartments have been given efficiency upgrades, and the money helped 3,100 families and 106 businesses install solar, wind and geothermal systems to offset the need for carbon-polluting electricity. In Delaware, the funds have subsidized energy-efficient appliances and LED light bulb installation at poultry farms that should cut back on 890 megawatt-hours of electricity every year. The programs have given grants toward the costs of installing solar panels at a community college in New York and efficient refrigeration systems at a blueberry company in Maine. RGGI and independent studies have found that the program injected more than $1.6 billion into the regional economy and saved consumers about $1.1 billion on electric bills in its first three years, while creating new jobs and cutting CO2. Arroyo said some states have also gained from reinvesting the auction money. Besides their 40 percent reductions in CO2 emissions from 2005 to 2012, the nine RGGI states are requiring 2.5 percent cuts each year from now until 2020. That means the region will have cut carbon emissions 50 percent below 2005 levels at that point. Many of RGGI’s early carbon cuts came from causes unrelated to the program, Litz said, noting that the states faced an economic turndown, closed coal plants and had increased their reliance on natural gas. But the program was flexible, and the states lowered the carbon cap in response, he said. Of course, not all states will follow the RGGI model for cutting carbon. Thirty states have adopted a “renewable portfolio standard” that requires a certain amount of power to come from wind, solar and geothermal sources. Colorado is on track to cut 29 percent of its carbon emissions by 2018 by lowering demand and increasing energy efficiency and use of wind power, according to a report from the Georgetown Climate Center that details CO2-reduction programs in 46 states. Minnesota cut 17 percent of its emissions from 2005 to 2011 and has banned new coal-fired power plants if they produce a net increase in carbon pollution, the report said. California has an economywide cap-and-trade program that includes a broad variety of pollution sources, not just power plants. Litz said he’d be “surprised if any other states approached it more broadly” like that. But over time, if EPA moves to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from industries like refining and manufacturing, some states could add those industries to whatever mechanism they choose, he said. It’s too soon to tell if more states will launch RGGI-type programs, said Tim Profeta, director of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University. And some experts, like Navigant managing director Cliff Hamal, say EPA’s state-by-state approach will never be as efficient as a nationwide approach to putting a price on greenhouse gas pollutions, such as a carbon tax. Hamal, who released a report on the difficulties of creating cap-and-trade programs across widely varied market systems and regional power regulators, argues that RGGI hasn’t really been tested and hasn’t had to achieve the kinds of carbon cuts EPA could require in coming years. But once EPA sets a plan in motion, the country could be locked in for decades, he said. In some states where the power markets are governed by regional regulators, “the state doesn’t have a way of telling investors of that system what to put their money into,” he said. “How is giving states authority to reduce CO2 going to work?” Many people involved in wind and solar power — which produces no greenhouse gases — are also looking anxiously toward EPA’s efforts. The Solar Energy Industries Association has warned that “poorly designed” trading systems could harm some states’ voluntary carbon credit systems or could keep nonutility solar owners from getting credit for their CO2 reductions. Others say the huge gaps between existing programs are a bridge that will be hard to cross. For example, big disparities exist between the carbon price in California and the RGGI states, said analyst Tim Cheung of ClearView Energy Partners. But Speakes-Backman thinks the results in the Northeast speak for themselves. “RGGI is a market-based program that reduces emissions — specifically carbon dioxide emissions — at the lowest possible cost,” she said.


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Community Christian School valedictorian David Kennedy prepares to make his speech. (Photo submitted)

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Community Christian School Graduate Cassie Grabowski addresses the crowd. (Photo submitted)

Graduate Bekah Beal, center, receives her diploma and poses for a picture with her family, left, and Community Christian School administrators Robert Cree and Doris Neffinger, right. (Photo submitted)

David Kennedy, left, receives Daniel Award from Community Christian School Headmaster Robert Cree, right. (Photo submitted)

Police Logs WESTFIELD Emergency Response and Crime Report Saturday, May 24, 2014 1:00 a.m.: motor vehicle violation, North Elm Street, a radar enforcement officer reports he observed a vehicle operating at 46 mph in a 30 mph zone, the vehicle was stopped and the operator’s license was found to have been suspended, Kyle Jay Killinger, 25, of 41 Weston St., Wilbraham was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and speeding in violation of special regulations; 9:23 a.m.: officer wanted, Prospect Street, a caller reports two of the tires on her vehicle had been slashed, the responding officer reports the caller showed him two tires which had apparently been deflated by a single knife puncture, the woman said that she suspects that her former boyfriend is responsible but the officer found that the man is the registered owner of the vehicle, the woman was advised of her civil options; 11:57 a.m.: animal complaint, State Police Barracks, Sgt. T. M. Dion Way, state police notified an on-call animal control officer of a dog which had been found loose on the turnpike and rescued, the ACO reports he cannot take custody of the Chicopee dog but arranged to rendezvous in Holyoke with a counterpart who would transport the dog to the T.J.O. animal shelter in Chicopee; 12:42 p.m.: vandalism, Elm Street, a caller reports vandalism to a motor vehicle, the responding officer reports the caller said that he observed a known person inflict a scratch on a vehicle owned by a third party, a criminal complaint was filed; 2:30 p.m.: violation of a protective order, a resident came to the station to complain that the defendant of an abuse prevention order violated the order by sending her text messages, the responding officer reports he reviewed the messages and found no violation had occurred; 5:12 p.m.: disturbance, Noble Hospital, a caller reports a person who needs no further services in the emergency department is causing a disturbance and refusing to leave, the responding officer reports the man was found to be the subject of a Florida warrant, John James, 39, of 7 Free St., was arrested as a fugitive from justice; 7:02 p.m.: disturbance, Powdermill Village, 126 Union St., a call reports that she was assaulted by her former boyfriend, the responding officer reports the caller said that the man had punched her face repeatedly and choked her but the officer observed no signs of injury, no charges were filed; 8:41 p.m.: fire, Sunset Drive, a caller reports a small fire smoldering behind a neighboring house, the responding firefights report a small unattended fire was extinguished; 10:50 p.m.: incapacitated person, Dickens Drive, a caller reports a family member is intoxicated but attempting to drive away, the responding officer reports the woman was deemed to be too intoxicated to care for herself and was placed in protective custody; Sunday, May 25, 2014 1:26 a.m.: accident, South Maple Street, multiple callers report a vehicle struck a utility pole, dual response dispatched, the responding officer reports that a vehicle crossed a center line before leaving the roadway and striking a utility pole, the operator was transported to Baystate Medical Center; 1:31 a.m.: accident, Southampton Road at North Road, state police report a crash at the intersection, the responding officer reports that a driver who failed to stop and struck the rear of a another vehicle appeared to be intoxicated and failed a field sobriety test, Vladimir Bouben, 51, of 17 Ross Road, Holyoke, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and a state highway traffic violation; 5:25 a.m.: breaking and entering, Bates Road, a caller reports a person is in his vehicle, the responding officer reports he arrived to find the caller detaining a male party he said he had found inside his pickup truck when he investigated the sound of his wife’s remote car door opener, the young man was found to be in possession of a screwdriver and a broken car key, Dean Thomas Szostek, 21, of 10 Grandview Drive, was arrested for

Court Logs breaking and entering a vehicle in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony, malicious destruction of property valued less than $250 and possession of a burglarious instrument; 5:40 a.m.: vandalism, Family Lane, a caller reports his vehicle was vandalized overnight, the responding officer reports the rear window of the vehicle had been broken, apparently by a beer bottle found nearby; 9:18 a.m.: breaking and entering, Noble Street, a caller reports his vehicle was broken into and a compound bow was stolen, the responding officer reports the vehicle was reportedly locked but there are no signs of forcible entry, the bow is missing but no arrows were with it; 11:08 a.m.: found property, Lady Slipper Circle, a resident came to the station to surrender a cellphone reportedly found on Lady Slipper Circle, the responding officer reports the phone is password protected so the owner could not be identified, the phone was stored for safe keeping; 11:31 a.m.: accident, Russell Road at Lloyds Hill, multiple callers reports a motorcycle accident, the responding officer reports that a vehicle turned left on to Russell Road from Lloyds Hill and entered the path of the motorcyclist who was unable to avoid a collision, the motorcycle operator was transported to Baystate Medical Center; 12:01 p.m.: larceny, Knollwood Drive, a caller reports that five solar powered lawn lights and two gazing balls were stolen, the responding officer reports a review of the resident’s security video allowed for the identification of a suspect, a criminal complaint was filed; 2:42 p.m.: larceny, Springfield Road, a caller from a Springfield Road department store reports a shoplifter has been detained, the responding officer reports he assisted in the service of a ‘No trespassing’ order and store personnel filed a criminal complaint; 2:44 p.m.: accident, Taylor Avenue Apartments, 20 Taylor Ave., a caller reports a jack was accidentally dislodged while a male party was working under a vehicle and was pinned down, the responding firefighters report the victim was extricated and transported to Baystate Medical Center; 6:46 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, East Main Street at Main Line Drive, a patrol officer reports he observed a vehicle drive over a median strip to access a parking lot and then drive over a different median strip to exit the lot, the officer reports that gates limiting access were locked and he verbally warned the operator to respect the locked gates; 9:08 p.m.: fireworks, Sunset Drive, a caller reports fireworks in the area, the responding officer reports he spoke with a resident who assured him that all the available fireworks had been expended, the woman was advised that charges would result from a similar future complaint.

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Westfield District Court Friday, May 23, 2014 Lola D. White, 38, of 108 Norfolk St., Springfield, was released on her personal recognizance pending a July 3 hearing after she was arraigned on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle without a valid inspection sticker brought by Westfield police. Gamalier Ruiz, 31,of 165 Goodwin St., Indian Orchard, was released on his personal recognizance pending a July 2 hearing after he was arraigned on a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and a state highway sign violation brought by Westfield police. Vanessa Shields, 29, of 1 Brayton St., Southwick, was released on her personal recognizance pending a July 31 hearing after she was arraigned on charges of operating a motor vehicle with suspended registration and operating an uninsured motor vehicle brought by Southwick police. Michael D. Hacia, 23, of 28 Woodland Ave., Bloomfield, Connecticut, was released on his personal recognizance pending a July 11 hearing after he was arraigned on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and a marked lanes violation brought by Southwick police. Matthew A. Pritchard, 38, of 58 Marshall St., Brookline, was found to be responsible for a charge of speeding brought by Westfield police and was assessed $105. A charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle was not prosecuted. Juan J. Roldan, 40, of 161 Albemale St., Springfield, was released on his personal recognizance pending a July 29 hearing after he was arraigned on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle without a valid inspection sticker brought by Westfield police. Jeffrey P. Horkun, 45, of 18 Feeding Hills Road, Southwick, was released on his personal recognizance pending a July 29 hearing after he was arraigned on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and operating an uninsured motor vehicle brought by Southwick police. Michael L. Asay, 47, of 868 Southampton Road, was held in lieu of $10,000 cash bail after he was arraigned on a charge of being a sex offender who fails to register brought by Westfield police. Kate M. Alevras, 27, of 200 Tannery Road, submitted to facts sufficient to warrant a guilty finding for a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license brought by State Police and the charge was continued without a finding and dismissed upon payment of a $50 assessment. Sarah Kennedy, 25, of 51 Van Deene Ave., West Springfield, submitted to facts sufficient to warrant a guilty finding for a charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor brought by Westfield police and the charge was continued without a finding with probation for one year. She was assessed $350, ordered to complete a Driver Alcohol Education Program at a cost of $817.22 and her license was suspended for 45 days. A charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle was not prosecuted and she was found to be not responsible for a marked lanes violation.

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Place beans in a saucepan and cover with cold water Boil until tender Drain and place in a large bowl. Add the 1/2 stick of butter Crush saltines over the beans and toss Sprinkle with salt & pepper

1. Peel banana and cut into bite sized pieces 2.Stick fruit onto a wooden skewer in any pattern 3. Use the yogurt as a dip.

Easy Potatoes Compliments of Helen 2 pounds small potatoes (any kind) Butter Parsley Salt & Pepper Preheat oven to 425 degrees Wash the potatoes and leave the skins on Cut the potatoes in half Grease a 15’ x10” x1 “ baking dish Place the potatoes in the dish and cook uncovered for 45 minutes or until tender. Carefully transfer the potatoes to a large bowl and toss with butter and sprinkle with parsley, salt & pepper.

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1 cup Italian Bread Crumbs 2 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese 1/4 cup of olive oil 1 9 ounce package of chicken breast strips A greased baking sheet A small bowl A large resealable plastic bag 1. In a large resealable plastic bag combine bread crumbs and Parmesan Cheese. Set aside. 2. Place oil in the bowl 3. Dip chicken strips in oil 4.Place chicken in bag with bread crumb mixture and shake to coat 5.Place chicken on the greased baking sheet 6.Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

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Submitted by my little cook. 1 can refrigerator biscuits 1 egg per cupcake tin 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese Cupcake tin 1. Place 1 biscuit in the bottom of a cupcake tin .Shape it to fit the sides and leave a well in the center. 2. Break one egg into each well 3. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes 4. Sprinkle a small amount of cheese on top just before serving.


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Nutrition Spotlight: Strawberries By Allison Mitchell Correspondent It’s strawberry season in California and Florida! In early- to mid-June we’ll be able to pick our own in western Massachusetts! Strawberries are a great addition to any diet. Nutrition benefits packed into 1 cup of sliced strawberries include: • Only 45 calories • 3g of fiber • More than 100 percent of your daily vitamin C requirements • High antioxidant and phytonutrient content. Rich in anthocyanin, a compound that is responsible for the bright red color of strawberries. Studies suggest that consuming foods high in anthocyanins can help decrease risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer as well as improve cognitive function.

Strawberry Avocado Salsa Ingredients • cup finely chopped strawberries • 1/4 cup finely chopped peeled avocado • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice • 2 teaspoons finely chopped seeded jalapeño pepper • 1/4 teaspoon sugar Preparation 1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; toss gently. Serve over roast chicken, sautéed fish, or grilled pork tenderloin. You can also enjoy it as a snack with baked tortilla chips. Allison Mitchell RD, LDN, is the Clinical Nutrition Manager at Noble Hospital.

Hot-sauce controversy may be cooling down IRWINDALE, Calif. (AP) — The heat may finally be going out of a confrontation between a chili-sauce maker and a Los Angeles suburb. Irwindale Mayor Mark Breceda tells the Pasadena Star-News (http://bit.ly/1nsRI2h) that he’ll ask the City Council to drop its public-nuisance order and lawsuit against Huy Fong Foods. The company makes the popular Sriracha (suhr-AH’-chuh) hot sauce. The city has been squabbling with the company for months after residents complained that spicy odors burned their throats and eyes. But on Tuesday morning, city officials held a closed-door meeting with company CEO David Tran and representatives of Gov. Jerry Brown’s Business and Economic Development Office. Tran says he installed stronger filters at the plant, and he’s confident they will block fumes when the chili-grinding season begins in August.

Starbucks-owned chain to offer burgers NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is dipping its toe into the burger business, with plans to open an outpost of its La Boulange chain that caters to the dinner crowd. A spokeswoman for Starbucks, Linda Mills, said the Los Angeles restaurant is scheduled to open June 12 and will be open until 10 p.m. It will also serve beer, wine, cocktails and milkshakes. Starbucks Corp. had purchased the La Boulange chain of bakery-cafes in 2012. The cafes are based in San Francisco Bay Area and primarily focus on breakfast and lunch with soups, salads and sandwiches, along with baked goods. Those cafes typically close before 7 p.m. The location in Los Angeles will be the first outside of the San Francisco area and will have more of a “modern farmhouse” feel to it, Mills said. Many of the bakery items will be the same, but the menu will be significantly expanded to include build-your-ownburgers and other dishes designed for dinner. It’s just Starbucks’ latest experiment with formats beyond its namesake cafes. After acquiring a chain of packaged tea stores called Teavana, for instance, the company last year opened an outpost in New York City modeled more after a pricey cafe that serves small bites and prepared tea drinks. As for the company’s future plans with La Boulange, Mills said, “We’re going to see how this one goes.” Starbucks, based in Seattle, has more than 20,000 locations around the world.

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Obituaries Charles A. Kozak WESTFIELD - Charles A. Kozak, 99, a lifelong Westfield resident, passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Noble Hospital. He was born on October 28, 1914, a son of the late John and Agnes Kozak. He attended local schools and served his country during WWII in the US Army Air Corps achieving the rank of sergeant. He was also a survivor of the S.S. Yukon which was smashed in the Gulf of Alaska in a severe winter storm. Charles was a member of St. Joseph’s Church and American Legion Post 124. He was an avid golfer and was fortunate to have eleven Aces in his career. He was a partner with his late brother, Henry in the wholesale produce business in Springfield for many years. He is survived by his nephew, Henry Kozak, Jr. and his wife Diane of Westfield; great-nephew, Henry Kozak III and his wife Mina, and their daughter Maileen of Westfield; great-niece Melody Cameron and her children Dale and Amber of Colorado; niece, Carol Goodrow and family in Florida. Funeral services for Charles are private and there are no calling hours. The Legacy Funeral Home of Westfield has been entrusted with the arrangements. Please visit legacyfuneralhome.com to extend expressions of sympathy to the family.

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THE WESTFIELD NEWSSPORTS WHS advances in LAX By Chris Putz Staff Writer WESTFIELD – It’s upward and onward for the Westfield High School boys’ lacrosse team. No. 4 Westfield more than survived the opening round of the Division 2 west sectional Tuesday, soundly defeating 13th-seeded Wachusett, 16-5. Westfield scored in the opening minute of the tournament game, tallied the game’s first five goals, built an 8-1 first half lead, and cruised to a victory. “We just executed,” said Westfield sophomore Matt Chlastawa, who led the team with five goals and four assists. Sam Scarfo finished with four goals and four assists. “They made a few mistakes – we took advantage,” Chlastawa said. “We were aggressive from the start. Our defense stood on its head … and got us the ball.” Luke Chlastawa, Matt’s older brother, scored the first goal 60 seconds in. Matt made it 2-0, two minutes, 20 seconds later. Westfield blitzed Wachusett (11-10) with six more goals in the second quarter. The Bombers’ defense let up just one. Matt Chlastawa was on the receiving end of a bang-bang play, corralling a line drive pass from Scarfo in the center of the field out in front of the net, exploding past the defense and whipping the ball Into the back of the net with 10:22 remaining in the first half. Chlastawa burst into a highstepping celebration. The rout was on. “We did a lot of shooting in (the days leading up to the postseason opener),” Westfield coach Mark Cavalon said. “It paid off.” Cavalon also credited the entire team defense for its aggressiveness and effectiveness – not wishing to single out just one individual – and Craig Ward, who won the majority of face offs. Westfield goalie Jake Cupak finished with 11 saves. The Bombers (15-3) advance to face No. 5 Westboro (13-4) in the quarterfinals Thursday at Westfield High School at 4 p.m.

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WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL WMASS D1 GIRLS’ TENNIS QUARTERFINALS No. 6 WHS (8-8) at No. 3 Longmeadow (8-5), 3:30 p.m.

WMASS D2 BOYS’ LACROSSE QUARTERFINALS No. 4 WHS (15-3) vs. No. 5 Westboro (13-4), 4 p.m. WMASS D1 BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL SEMIFINALS No. 4 WHS (11-6) at No. 1 Agawam (17-2), 6:30 p.m.

WMASS/CENTRAL BOYS’/ GIRLS’ TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS Westfield State University, 9 a.m. WMASS D1 BOYS’ TENNIS QUARTERFINALS No. 3 WHS (12-0) vs. No. 6 Northampton (7-6), 3:30 p.m. WMASS D1 SOFTBALL QUARTERFINALS No. 1 WHS (20-0) vs. No. 8 Pittsfield (13-7)/ No. 9 Chicopee Comp (7-13), 4 p.m.

SOUTHWICK-TOLLAND REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL No. 5 Southwick (16-4) at No. 4 Easthampton (15-3), 4 p.m.

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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE N.Y. Rangers 3, Montreal 2 Saturday, May 17: N.Y. Rangers 7, Montreal 2 Monday, May 19: NY Rangers 3, Montreal 1 Thursday, May 22: Montreal 3, NY

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WESTERN CONFERENCE Los Angeles 3, Chicago 1 Sunday, May 18: Chicago 3, Los Angeles 1 Wednesday, May 21: Los Angeles 6, Chicago 2 Saturday, May 24: Los Angeles 4, Chicago 3

Monday, May 26: Los Angeles 5, Chicago 2 Wednesday, May 28: Los Angeles at Chicago, 8 p.m. x-Friday, May 30: Chicago at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. x-Sunday, June 1: Los Angeles at Chicago, 8 p.m.

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NATIONAL LEAGUE AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division East Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away — — 9-1 W-8 15-11 16-11 Atlanta 28 23 .549 Toronto 31 22 .585 — — 6-4 L-2 18-12 10-11 3 — 5-5 L-1 11-11 16-13 Miami 27 25 .519 New York 27 24 .529 1½ 1½ 6-4 W-1 20-8 7-17 3½ ½ 4-6 L-1 11-12 15-12 Washington 25 26 .490 Baltimore 26 24 .520 3 3 3-7 L-1 14-13 11-13 Tampa Bay 23 30 .434 8 5 4-6 L-2 12-14 11-16 New York 23 28 .451 5 5 4-6 W-1 12-17 11-11 8 5 2-8 W-2 10-17 12-12 Philadelphia 22 27 .449 Boston 22 29 .431 5 5 5-5 L-1 10-15 12-12 Central Division Central Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Detroit 29 19 .604 — — 3-7 W-1 14-11 15-8 Milwaukee 31 22 .585 — — 4-6 W-1 15-11 16-11 5 1½ 6-4 W-2 15-12 12-15 St. Louis Chicago 27 27 .500 29 23 .558 1½ — 7-3 W-1 15-8 14-15 5½ 2 5-5 W-1 13-12 11-13 Pittsburgh 23 28 .451 Minnesota 24 25 .490 7 5 6-4 L-1 16-13 7-15 6½ 3 4-6 L-3 13-13 11-14 Cincinnati 22 28 .440 Kansas City 24 27 .471 7½ 5½ 3-7 L-4 12-12 10-16 Cleveland 24 29 .453 7½ 4 5-5 L-3 15-11 9-18 Chicago 19 31 .380 10½ 8½ 6-4 L-1 10-13 9-18 West Division West Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Oakland 31 21 .596 — — 5-5 L-1 13-11 18-10 San Francisco 33 19 .635 — — 6-4 W-1 18-9 15-10 1½ — 7-3 W-1 15-13 14-9 Los Angeles 29 22 .569 Los Angeles 29 24 .547 4½ — 6-4 W-3 11-13 18-11 5 1½ 6-4 L-1 13-13 13-13 Colorado 28 24 .538 Texas 26 26 .500 5 ½ 5-5 W-1 16-7 12-17 5½ 2 5-5 L-1 11-13 14-13 San Diego 24 29 .453 Seattle 25 26 .490 9½ 5 4-6 W-1 14-15 10-14 Houston 21 32 .396 10½ 7 6-4 W-4 10-15 11-17 Arizona 21 33 .389 13 8½ 5-5 L-1 7-19 14-14 Miami at Washington, ppd., rain p.m. AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston 6, Atlanta 3 Texas (J.Saunders 0-1) at Minnesota (Gibson 4-4), 8:10 p.m. Monday’s Games N.Y. Mets 4, Pittsburgh 2 N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 3-3) at St. Louis (S.Miller 6-3), 8:15 p.m. Boston 8, Atlanta 6 Milwaukee 7, Baltimore 6, 10 innings Detroit (A.Sanchez 2-2) at Oakland (Kazmir 5-2), 10:05 p.m. Baltimore 7, Milwaukee 6, 10 innings L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 6-3) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 6-1), 10:10 St. Louis 6, N.Y. Yankees 0 Chicago White Sox 6, Cleveland 2 San Diego 4, Arizona 3 p.m. Texas 7, Minnesota 2 L.A. Dodgers 6, Cincinnati 3 Thursday’s Games Oakland 10, Detroit 0 San Francisco 4, Chicago Cubs 0 Texas (N.Martinez 1-1) at Minnesota (Deduno 1-3), 1:10 p.m. Seattle 5, L.A. Angels 1 Wednesday’s Games Detroit (Porcello 7-2) at Oakland (J.Chavez 4-2), 3:35 p.m. N.Y. Yankees 6, St. Louis 4, 12 innings Pittsburgh (Morton 1-6) at N.Y. Mets (Colon 3-5), 1:10 p.m. Kansas City (Shields 6-3) at Toronto (Dickey 5-4), 7:07 p.m. Toronto 10, Tampa Bay 5 Atlanta (Minor 2-3) at Boston (Peavy 1-2), 7:10 p.m. Houston 9, Kansas City 2 Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 3-4) at San Francisco (Lincecum 4-3), Baltimore (U.Jimenez 2-6) at Houston (Peacock 1-4), 8:10 p.m. Tuesday’s Games 3:45 p.m. L.A. Angels (LeBlanc 0-0) at Seattle (Maurer 1-3), 10:10 p.m. Toronto 9, Tampa Bay 6 Colorado (Lyles 5-1) at Philadelphia (R.Hernandez 2-2), 7:05 p.m. Boston 6, Atlanta 3 Miami (H.Alvarez 2-3) at Washington (Zimmermann 3-2), 7:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee 7, Baltimore 6, 10 innings Atlanta (Floyd 0-1) at Boston (Lackey 5-3), 7:10 p.m. Monday’s Games Chicago White Sox 2, Cleveland 1 Baltimore (B.Norris 3-4) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 2-3), 8:10 p.m. Boston 8, Atlanta 6 Houston 3, Kansas City 0 N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 3-3) at St. Louis (S.Miller 6-3), 8:15 p.m. Pittsburgh 5, N.Y. Mets 3 Minnesota 4, Texas 3 San Diego (Stauffer 2-0) at Arizona (C.Anderson 2-0), 9:40 p.m. Miami 3, Washington 2 St. Louis 6, N.Y. Yankees 0 Cincinnati (Bailey 4-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 3-1), 10:10 p.m. Baltimore 7, Milwaukee 6, 10 innings Detroit 6, Oakland 5 Thursday’s Games Chicago Cubs 8, San Francisco 4 L.A. Angels 6, Seattle 4 N.Y. Mets (Z.Wheeler 1-5) N.Y. Yankees 6, St. Louis 4, 12 innings Wednesday’s Games at Philadelphia (Buchanan 1-0), 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia 9, Colorado 0 Houston (Cosart 3-4) at Kansas City (Duffy 2-4), 2:10 p.m. Atlanta (Minor 2-3) at Boston (Peavy 1-2), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers 4, Cincinnati 3 Tampa Bay (Archer 3-2) at Toronto (Hendriks 1-0), 7:07 p.m. San Francisco (Vogelsong 3-2) at St. Louis (J.Garcia 1-0), 8:15 Arizona 7, San Diego 5 Atlanta (Floyd 0-1) at Boston (Lackey 5-3), 7:10 p.m. p.m. Tuesday’s Games Baltimore (B.Norris 3-4) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 2-3), 8:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Cingrani 2-4) at Arizona (Collmenter 3-2), 9:40 p.m. Cleveland (House 0-1) at Chicago White Sox (Noesi 0-4), 8:10 Colorado 6, Philadelphia 2 Pittsburgh (Cole 4-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Haren 5-3), 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Sunday, May 18 Indiana 107, Miami 96 Monday, May 19 San Antonio 122, Oklahoma City 105 Tuesday, May 20 Miami 87, Indiana 83 Wednesday, May 21 San Antonio 112, Oklahoma City 77

Saturday, May 24 Miami 99, Indiana 87 Sunday, May 25 Oklahoma City 106, San Antonio 97 Monday, May 26 Miami 102, Indiana 90, Miami leads series 3-1 Tuesday, May 27 Oklahoma City 105, San Antonio 92, series tied 2-2 Wednesday, May 28 Miami at Indiana, 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 29 Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9 p.m. Friday, May 30 x-Indiana at Miami, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 31 x-San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 1 x-Miami at Indiana, 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 2 x-Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9 p.m.


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Westfield’s Dan Charvet and Manny Golob, rear, set the double block during last night’s match against visiting Belchertown. (Photo by Frederick Gore/www/thewestfield.news.smugmug.com)

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Westfield’s John Oleksak, John Bucko, Patrick Wroth, all go for a triple block during last night’s game against Belchertown. (Photo by Frederick Gore/www.thewestfieldnews.smugmug.com)

Bombers soar past O’s

Westfield’s Ivan Zuev serves during last night’s game against Belchertown. (Photo by Frederick Gore/www.thewestfieldnews.smugmug.com)

By Chris Putz Staff Writer WESTFIELD – Westfield High took a small step forward in the Western Massachusetts Division 1 boys’ volleyball tournament thanks to several giant leaps from Manny Golob and his fellow high-flying teammates. Golob recorded a career best 13 kills as Westfield manhandled Belchertown 3-0 Tuesday night at home. The Bombers posted a 25-9, 25-22, 25-17 victory to advance to Thursday’s semifinal against top-seeded Agawam (16-2). “It’s the playoffs so we were a bit more enthusiastic and hyped up for the game,” Golob said. “We were just trying to get past the first round.” Golob’s teammate, Ryan Bucko (10 kills, 5 blocks), landed the first blow, a teethrattling kill in the opening set.

The Bombers then converged for a block, proving they meant business. It took a well-placed, twohanded tapper to the far corner from Belchertown to stop Westfield’s 6-0 run to open the game. The Orioles never threatened, and the Bombers finished off the first set with an ace from Ivan Zuev (22 digs, 3 aces) and kills from Bucko and Golob for three of the set’s final six points. The middle frame turned into more a dogfight. Belchertown opened with a 4-0 run, and led by as many as six points before Westfield surged ahead late. Eric Shilyuk (7 kills, 12 assists, 6 digs) made a leaping kill to tie the second game for the first time, 17-all. The game was tied again at 18-18. Westfield led briefly 19-18 before another tie at 20-20. The Bombers scored five of the last seven points (includ-

ing a Bucko kill for the exclamation) to seize a 2 sets-tonone lead and sap all emotion from Belchertown. “We kind of eased down … but we got everything going again,” Golob said. Westfield took command of the third set from the outset, only losing grasp of the controls with an overenthusiastic spike that sailed out of bounds. The 75th Westfield point, another Golob kill, completed the tournament victory. “We developed a great rhythm with our setters Chris Paradis and Eric Shilyuk,” Bombers coach Tyler Wingate said. Westfield knows Agawam will look to disrupt that harmony later this week. The Brownies swept the season series 2-0 with a pair of 3-0 victories. “We’re going to fine tune a couple of things,” Wingate said.

Westfield’s John Bucko,, left, makes the block as Patrick Wroth, right, moves in during last Westfield’s Eric Shilyuk, rear, spikes the ball as a pair of Belchertown defenders attempt a night’s game against Belchertown. (Photo by Frederick Gore/www.thewestfieldnews.smugmug.com) double block. (Photo by Frederick Gore/www.thewestfieldnews.smugmug.com)

Braves fall to Red Sox 6-3, have injury concerns

By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — The pain of seeing a lead disappear against the Red Sox was bad enough for the Braves. Injury scares for two key players only added to the bad , night. . Atlanta’s bullpen gave up . four runs in the seventh inning as Boston rallied for the second straight game, beating the Braves 6-3 on Tuesday. Braves catcher Evan Gattis was a late scratch after straining his right wrist in batting practice. He sat on the bench 5 with a brace. Shortstop Andrelton Simmons left in the eighth with inflammation in his right ankle. The Braves hope neither player misses more than a day or two. “We don’t see anything that is long-term,” manager Fredi Gonzalez said. Simmons said the pain in his ankle wasn’t intense. “I feel OK; hopefully it goes away quick,” Simmons said. “It’s not like a nine out of 10 pain. It’s not a terrible pain. It’s just a nagging thing.

So hopefully it stops nagging.” Gattis said X-rays on his wrist were negative. He said he had wrist problems in the minors. “Took a couple swings and started feeling sore just out of nowhere,” Gattis said. He said he plans to “take another day and see where I’m at tomorrow.” Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a tworun single during Boston’s four-run rally in the seventh. The Red Sox won two straight over the Braves after coming to Atlanta with a 10-game losing streak, their longest in 20 years. Dustin Pedroia had three hits and Grady Sizemore went 2 for 5 with a go-ahead groundout in the seventh. The Red Sox overcame a five-run deficit on Monday to top Atlanta 8-6. The two straight losses left the Braves feeling unlucky. “Somehow their balls fell down and ours didn’t,” Simmons said. Braves starter Aaron Harang left with a 3-2 lead after the sixth. Anthony Varvaro (1-1) took the loss. Jason Heyward hit a firstinning homer and Chris

Sizemore doubled with one out in the fourth and stole third. Gonzalez challenged the call, but a replay review showed Sizemore was safe. Ross hit a single that made it 2-all. Freddie Freeman’s first triple of the year set up the Braves’ go-ahead run in the Atlanta Braves’ B.J. Upton (2) is safe at third base after over running the bag on a base hit by his brother, Justin Upton, as Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt (26) applies the late tag in the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Johnson drove in two runs for Atlanta. Harang gave up seven hits before Boston tagged the Braves’ bullpen in the seventh. Varvaro gave up one-out singles to Xander Bogaerts and Dustin Pedroia before left-hander Luis Avilan was summoned to face David Ortiz. Ortiz, batting .283 against left-handers and .263 versus right-handers, hit an RBI single that made it 3-all. A day earlier, he homered and drove in four runs at Turner Field. He drew loud boos in the eighth when he grounded out and then broke his bat over his knee. After Ortiz tied it, Jonny

Gomes’ blooper to right field loaded the bases. Sizemore’s broken-bat groundout drove in Pedroia for a 4-3 lead. After an intentional walk to David Ross, Bradley singled. Jon Lester (5-6) snapped a personal two-game losing streak by giving up three runs and eight hits in six innings. “To come here ... with that streak and end up getting two (wins) here is really big,” Lester said. Koji Uehara worked the ninth for his 11th save. The Braves loaded the bases in the second but didn’t score. Harang hit into a double play, and Heyward’s grounder to Pedroia ended the inning.

fifth. Justin Upton walked and Johnson hit a blooper that fell in right, turning into a runscoring forceout at second. Gomes delivered the defensive highlight of the game with his diving catch on Gerald Laird’s sinking liner in right field in the eighth.


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Annie’s Mailbox By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar

What do you think? Dear Annie: My 95-year-old father, “Fred,” lives on his own, far away from his three children. Until now, Dad has been in good health, even still driving. My siblings and I have been trying to convince Dad to move near one of us so we can care for him, but he refuses. Dad has a girlfriend, “Gina,” whom he met right after Mom died seven years ago. Gina is 20 years younger than Dad. At first, it was companionship that kept them together, but recently, Gina is more of a caregiver. Dad is increasingly dependent on this woman and seems unable to make a decision without consulting her first. (They do not live together.) We see Dad’s health deteriorating, both mentally and physically, and don’t think he is getting the basic care he needs. How do we get him to give up Gina and come live with one of us? Are we doing the right thing to even ask it of him? We just worry we aren’t doing our best for our father. What do you think? -- Confused Daughter Dear Confused: We think you are caring children who want what’s best for your father, but it can be traumatizing and frightening to move to a new city, especially at the age of 95. Dad has been with Gina for seven years and is undoubtedly quite attached to her. She is trying to care for him, but this is a big job. Making these decisions and knowing when Dad is no longer capable of doing so on his own may require professional assistance. We suggest you pay an in-person visit to Dad as soon as possible and assess the situation. Does he need a housekeeper? A full-time caregiver? If he cannot afford in-home services, could you move him to a continuing care facility near Gina? Are there day-care facilities nearby? Would Dad visit you for an extended stay, perhaps becoming familiar with your neighborhood and less resistant to relocating? Contact the Eldercare Locator (eldercare.gov) at 1-800-677-1116 or a private geriatric care manager (caremanager.org) to help you figure out the best plan for Dad. Dear Annie: My twin girls were born 10 weeks premature. They are now 7 months old, so we are getting out more. I understand that people want to coo at babies, and my girls always respond with beautiful smiles. However, touching a baby’s hands can transmit illnesses, as babies frequently put their hands in their mouths. This has happened in church, groceries and doctors’ offices. I don’t want to be rude and ask well-meaning strangers not to touch my daughters, but I also do not want them to get sick. A minor illness to an adult could be life-threatening to a preemie. Please tell your readers that we are happy to stop and chat, but touching any baby should be avoided. -- Proud Mom in Lincoln, Ill. Dear Mom: It is not rude to protect your children, and it can be done politely. Simply say with a smile, “I’d appreciate it if you didn’t touch the twins. They are prone to illness. Thanks so much for understanding.” You also can keep a hand sanitizer nearby. Dear Annie: My former husband and I did not have sex. I was trim, fit and attractive. He lost interest despite my efforts to involve him, including counseling. I finally decided life was too short, and we divorced. My second husband and I had a wonderful sex life until he died. I am now on the “post” side of menopause, and I still want sex. To the women who avoid sex with their husbands, do them a favor and let them go. You want a roommate, and he wants a life partner. -- Still Like Sex Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column.

HINTS FROM HELOISE HELOISE’S SALT SUBSTITUTE Dear Heloise: Some time ago, you ran a recipe for a salt substitute. I made up a batch and gave it to friends. Now I need it for myself, and I have lost the recipe. Can you please reprint it? -- Jo in Florida Sure can! This healthy salt substitute is great for anyone watching the amount of salt he or she eats. You need: 5 teaspoons onion powder 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon paprika 1 tablespoon dry mustard 1 teaspoon thyme 1/2 teaspoon white pepper (or black, if preferred) 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds Mix all ingredients together. Place in a tightly sealed container and store with your other spices (don’t forget to label the container!) in a cool, dry place. If you would like other seasoning recipes, along with sauces and hints on food substitutes, order my Heloise’s Seasonings, Sauces and Substitutes pamphlet by sending $3 and a long, self-addressed, stamped (70 cents) envelope to: Heloise/SSS, P.O. Box 795001, San Antonio, TX 78279-5001. In a hurry? Marinate meat in a simple mixture of equal parts soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Delicious! -- Heloise

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0001 Legal Notices

May 28, 2014 TOWN OF TOLLAND INVITATION TO BID

available for inspection at the Board of Selectmen’s Office, Tolland Town Hall, 241 West Granville Road, Tolland, MA 01034, Monday through Wednesday, 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM and at Foresight Land Services, 1496 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, MA, Monday through Friday starting Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 2:00pm. Copies of the plans and specifications are available at the Board of Selectmen’s Office upon payment of $50.00 by check (company, cashiers or certified) made out to the Town of Tolland for each set, refundable if plans and specifications are returned unmarked within fourteen (14) calendar days after the bid opening. An additional SEPARATE payment of $20.00, non-refundable is required if postal delivery is necessary. Checks shall be payable to the Town of Tolland. Transmissions will not be faxed.

additional SEPARATE payment of $20.00, non-refundable is required if postal delivery is necessary. Checks shall be payable to the Town of Tolland. Transmissions will not be faxed. The work to be performed includes milling and overlay of existing paved surface of Route 57 from the Sandisfield town line to Burt Hill Road and the “Town Center”, replacement of portions of the drainage system including the Town Center drainage, replacement of curbing in the Town Center, replacement of crushed stone shoulders, pavement markings and related work. All applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and rules shall be observed.

The Town of Tolland, acting through its Board of Selectmen invites sealed bids from contractors approved by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for the Route 57 Resurfacing & Drainage Improvements project. Documents are available for inspection at the Board of Selectmen’s Office, Tolland Town Hall, 241 West Granville Road, Tolland, MA Sealed bids from General Con01034, Monday through Wedtractors, submitted on the propnesday, 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM er forms and clearly marked and at Foresight Land Services, “Route 57 Resurfacing & 1496 West Housatonic Street, Drainage Improvements” shall Pittsfield, MA, BRONCACCIO Monday through By DIANE tance of leadership. really made me feel confiperformed in- be She received at the Board of SeFriday Wednesday, May The work to be dent The starting Recorder as a female and as a female leader.” cludes milling and overlay of ex- lectmen’s Office, Tolland Town 28,GREENFIELD 2014 at 2:00pm. (AP)Copies — As aofyoung girl, Molly “Another thing she did was teach the importance the plans and specifications are isting paved surface of Route 57 Hall, 241 West Granville Road, the Sandisfield town line totoTunderstand Robinsonatwas a Girl but she’s more of community, o l l a n d , the M Aimportance 0 1 0 3 4 of u nour til available thenot Board of Scout Select-— from Burt Hill Road than made up for thatpayment as an adult, a lifetime of and townthe and“Town of our place in it. Also, the23, importance Monday, June 2014 of at men’s Office upon of with Center”, replacement of por5:00pmus at nurture which time they our will leading Girl friendship: She helped not only $50.00 by Scouts. check (company, tions of the drainage system inbe but publicly opened and cashiers certified) made to as a Girl Scout friendship with her, This isorRobinson’s 55thout year our friendships withread othcluding the Town Center drain- aloud. See itemized proposal the Town Tolland for eacha set, leader, andofshe still projects vitality and sense of ers.” age, replacement of curbing in with special provisions for addirefundable if plans and specific- by her use of a leadership that is not diminished “When I was gettingsubmittal ready torequirements. graduate from of tional ations are returned unmarked the Town Center, replacement pavewalker or wheelchair. high school, Mrs. Robinson was really helpful in within fourteen (14) calendar crushed stone shoulders, ment related Although Robinson, 77, is aAn mother ofmarkings four and and getting mework. an internship in Washington, D.C. I owe There will be a Pre-bid Conferdays after the bid opening. All applicable federal, state and ence at 2:00pm on Wednesday, additional SEPARATE a grandmother of seven,payment she has been a “second that experience to her — it got me into Washington, local laws, regulations and rules June 11, 2014 (meet at “Town of $20.00, is remother” to non-refundable at least another 130 girlsshall — and to D.C.” beeven observed. Center” – Intersection of Club quired if postal or delivery necesthe daughters those isgirls — during her later Todd became an internRoad, to the Colebrook late Sen. Edward House River sary. Checks shall be payable to Sealed bids from General Conyears of scout-leading. Kennedy. She went on to serve in the57). Peace Corps., Road and Route the Town of Tolland. Transmistractors, submitted onspent the propRobinson a junior at Pomona College in and several years afterward doing internasions will notwas be faxed. er forms anda clearly marked Only prospective Claremont, California, when she saw an ad for tional development work in Easternbidders Europe who and “Route 57 Resurfacing & are prequalified for this project The work assistant to be performed Girl Scout leader. in- Drainage Africa. Todd also works as a consultant for Deloitte Improvements” shall by MassDOT will be entitled to cludes milling andfor overlay of ex-activity, and a Girl Management Consulting. “I was looking a volunteer received at the Board of Se- bid on this project. The estimisting paved surface of Routefor 57anbe Scout troop was advertising assistant lead“She’s a remarkable mentor and a remarkable lectmen’s Office, Tolland Town ated project value to be infrom the Sandisfield town line to Hall, 241 West Granville Road, er,” said Robinson. role model,” said Todd. “She has shaped so many cluded on the pre-qualification Burt Hill Road and the “Town T oCalifornia l l a n d , MatA 0girls.” 1 0 3 4 u n t i l form is $990,000. “I applied. I got hooked. was in Center”, replacement of IporJune 23, 2014 the time,” she said. system “There in-wasMonday, a wonderful “We’re all at connected to her,” added Todd. “She’s tions of the drainage 5:00pm at which time they will The Bid Guaranty from each cluding the Town Center drainwoman who was my mentor for several years, and been such a constant in our lives, 20 years on.” be publicly opened and read General Contractor says: shall be in age, of curbing in I tookreplacement over her troop.” Theproposal website the Scoutingweb.com “Girl See itemized form of cash bid bond, certitheRobinson’s Town Center, replacement of aloud. first Girl Scout troop was in Scouting has always been in the forefront of with special provisions for addified check, Treasurer’s or Cashcrushed stone shoulders, pavetional submittal California, and and she related remembers them on a requirements. encouraging girlsier’s to explore thedrawn world beyond check, upon atheir rement markings work.taking tripapplicable to a Girl Scout facility called in the 1920s, sponsible bank or Girl trustScouts comAll federal, state and“Our Cabana,” in doorstep.” For instance, Confer- pany doing business in the Comlocal laws, regulations and rules There will be a Pre-bid Mexico. could get a Telegrapher Badge if they were able to ence at 2:00pm on Wednesday, monwealth of Massachusetts shall observed. “I be didn’t speak any Spanish, butJune I’d heard you send 22 words per minute, using a sounder and 11, 2014 (meet at “Town and shall be made payable to should always bargain the price of everything,” she American Morsethe code. In that decade, could Center” – Intersection of Club Town of Tolland.they The Bid Sealed bids from General Consaid. also earn River a Cyclist Badge if shall they owned own Guaranty be fivetheir percent tractors, submitted on the prop- House Road, Colebrook Road and Route 57). in sketchy Spanish, she accidentally bar- bicycle and “pledge yourself it to for the Gengov(5%) of the to bidoffer amount er So, forms and clearly marked Contractors. gained with driver to raise&—not lower — his ernment in case oferal need. Know how to fix a flat tire “Route 57a taxi Resurfacing Only prospective bidders who Drainage shall fare. She Improvements” laughs, as she remembers his puzzled for andthis readproject a map,” the badge says. Now, there are prequalified The work under this contract be receivedand at the of Se- are expression his Board ready agreement toMassDOT accept herwillbadges for “computer smarts,” adventure sports, by be entitled to shall be subject to the provilectmen’s Office, Tolland Town bargained-for price. money-managing, and fair play. bid on this project. The estimsions of Chapter 30, Section Hall, 241 West Granville Road, project beGirl in- Scouts College for value“I to think is really good at keeping up 39M of the Massachusetts GenT oRobinson l l a n d , Mtaught A 0 1statistics 0 3 4 u at n t iSmith l ated cluded on the pre-qualification 31 years before She is at also the author of a with the needs oferal girlsLaws. over time,” Wagessaid are Robinson. subject to Monday, Juneretiring. 23, 2014 form is $990,000. Massachusetts’s minimum wage fictionalized memoir, “Rachel’s War,” about grow- “It has increasingly looked at career potential for 5:00pm at which time they will rates as required by M.G.L. be publicly opened and read ing up during World War II. It wasThe published by girls. It does more and more with getting girls to Bid Guaranty from each Chapter 149, Sections 26 to to aloud. See itemized proposal Xlibris in 2007. think about their values are and about how General Contractor shall bewhat in 27D, inclusive. The contractor with special provisions for addiRobinson and her family movedthe to Ashfield in bid livebond, their values.” form of cash certi- must certify that he shall not distional submittal requirements. fiedbecame check,part Treasurer’s or Cash1983 — the same year that Nell Todd “There’s recently been a big emphasis thinkcriminate against any on qualified re- employee of her Girl Scout troop. Confer- ier’s check, drawn ingupon about abullying and on how to stop it before it or applicant for emThere will be a Pre-bid bank or trust com- ployment because of race, color, ence at 2:00pm Today, Todd ison theWednesday, interim head ofsponsible school for business the starts,” she said. “There have been changes in the pany doing in the Comorigin, ancestry, age, June 11, 2014 (meet at “Town Academy at Charlemont, from which she graduGirl Scout laws. national A new part of it is to be ‘couramonwealth of Massachusetts sex, religion, or physical or menCenter” – Intersection ClubTodd ated in 1993. As a Girl of Scout, earned Themade geous and strong.’ The uniforms have changed and shall be payable to tal handicap. The Contractor House Road, Colebrook River Town of Tolland. The Bid she Gold Award, which57). is the equivalentthe honor for Girl over the years,” said. must agree to comply with all Road and Route Guaranty shall be five percent Scouts that an Eagle Scout award is for Boy Robinson saidapplicable she thinks Federal, that fewerState girls and and Gen- are Local statues, rules Scouts. youngfor women in Girl Scouts nowand thanregulathere Only prospective bidders who (5%) of the bid amount eral Contractors. tions, areLike prequalified for thisRobinson project has a proud mother, a few scout- were in 1959, when sheprohibiting started. “Idiscrimination think it’s less in in employment. by MassDOT will be entitled to ing scrapbooks that include newspaper clippings than itcontract used to be, part because more mothers The work under this bid this project. The estimand on photographs of her troop trips and the special work. It’s harder to get leaders and to get assistants ated project value to be in- shall be subject to the provi- A one hundred percent (100%) of years. Chapterbecause 30, Section achievements of her Scouts throughout parents either have young kidsand at home or Performance Bond a one cluded on the pre-qualification sionsthe 39M of the Massachusetts Gen- hundred percent (100%) PayAn announcement of Todd’s award is there, so is an are working.” form is $990,000. eral Laws. Wages are subject to ment be emphasis required on of essay called “What can I do for My Country,” by Also, Robinson said Bond there will is less Massachusetts’s minimum wage the successful bidder within 7 The BidNylan Guaranty Cassie Gray, from whicheach was published in a earning badges and more emphasis on critical rates as required by M.G.L. business days of Notice of General shall be national Contractor magazine. There arein photographs for Sections thinking. 26 Shetosaid a new series of publications, Chapter 149, Award. the form of cash bid bond, certisimple camping trips and the more exotic trips in called “Journeys,” invite discussion on such topics contractor fied check, Treasurer’s or Cash- 27D, inclusive. The certify that he not dis-physical whichcheck, Robinson took hera troop to the Grand asshall leadership, fitness, changThe Town of sisterhood, Tolland reserves ier’s drawn upon re- must criminate against any qualified Canyon, to St. John’s in the Caribbean. And mosting the world, andthe honoring environment. right tothe accept or reject any sponsible bank or trust comemployee or applicant for em- and all bids, to waive any informpany doing in the Comly, there are business tons of children’s drawings. Another of Robinson’s Girl Scouts were her own ployment because ofAmong race, color, ality in the bids received, andand to monwealth of Massachusetts Robinson’s former scouts, Lisa Blackmer, isorigin, cur- ancestry, daughter and granddaughter. “My daughter national age, accept the bid deemed to be and shall be made payable to rently city council president in North Adams. granddaughter were part of my reason for doing the Town of Tolland. The Bid sex, religion, or physical or men- most favorable to the best intal Troop handicap. Contractor “I was in (Robinson’s) Girl Scout from The this,” she said. terest of the Town. No bid shall Guaranty shall be five percent mustTodd agree to comply the third grade until thefor12th grade,” said. One with of theall current Brownies that Robinson be withdrawn within thirtyleads (30) (5%) of the bid amount GenFederal, and ofcalendar after the date of “TheContractors. summer before my seniorapplicable year in high is theState daughter another ofdays Robinson’s Scouts. eral Local statues, rules and regula- opening the bids. school, we took a train from Massachusetts to discrimination “Over the last six years, I’ve been less able to tions, prohibiting The workWe under this contract Montana. rented a van and wentintoemployment. the Glacier walk, so I camped with them until about the last six Tolland is an equal shall be subject the proviNational Park, theto Teton and to Yellowstone years,” she said. “IThe wasTown goingoftoemployer retire afterand last year opportunity ensions of Chapter 30, Section hundred percent (National It was a Gensmall Abutone wonderful — but I(100%) missed them.” courages minority and woman 39M of theParks). Massachusetts Performance Bond and a one trip,”Laws. she recalled. summertoafter eighth grade, Robinson said owned she wasbusinesses talking to Stacy Adams to submit eral Wages“The are subject hundred percent Paybids. we went to St. John’s Islandwage in the Caribbean, with of(100%) Ashfield about her Scout work and learned that Massachusetts’s minimum ment Bond will be required of rates as troop.” required by M.G.L. the whole Adamswithin was interested in helping. Now Adams is the successful bidder 7 The Town of Tolland is a muniChapter Sections 26 to was “One of149, the things (Robinson) able to days do her co-leader. business of Notice of cipal corporation and is exempt 27D, inclusive. The contractor was to keep a really large group of girls together all “Since I’m notfrom mobile, the planning and and lots theI do payment of sales must certify that he shall not dis- Award. those years,” said Todd. “A lot of girls leave Girl of loving,” says compensating Robinson. “Sheuse does the to active taxes the criminate against any qualified The of Tolland reserves Scouting inorthe 6th- andfor 7themgrades, butTown she was stuff — taking them on hikes andofsitting on the Commonwealth Massachuemployee applicant the right to accept or reject any setts onthird-grade all materials, equipployment because of race, color, high school. We floor with the second-and able to keep us together through Brownies. and all bids, to waive any inform- ment and sold knowto the national origin, ancestry, went to three to four differentage, schools, but we still For Robinson, the reward supplies has been “just ality in the bids received, and to Contractor pursuant to this consex, religion, or physical or menhad that connection.” ing these to people over the years. Some of them accept the bid deemed be tract, to the extent authorizedare by tal handicap. The Contractor most favorable to the best in“She had an amazing influence,” said Todd. “For my best friends. For me, that’s been 6(f). a pleasure. G.L.c. 64H, Section These must agree to comply with all terest of Town. No bid shallaretaxes me, specifically, she gave meand two things: thethe conSome of them in their are30s notand to 40s be now.” included in applicable Federal, State fidencestatues, to leadrules and an appreciation the impor- within thirty (30) the bid. Copies of the Owner’s Local and regula- beofwithdrawn tions, prohibiting discrimination calendar days after the date of tax-exempt certificate will be opening the bids. available to the successful Bidin employment. der upon execution of the conThe Town of Tolland is an equal tract. A one hundred percent (100%) Performance Bond and a one opportunity employer and enhundred percent (100%) Pay- courages minority and woman Questions during the Bid Phase ment Bond will be required of owned businesses to submit should be directed to Foresight Land Services, Inc. (413)499the successful bidder within 7 bids. 1560. business days of Notice of The Town of Tolland is a muniAward. cipal corporation and is exempt Eric Munson The Town of Tolland reserves from the payment of sales and Board of Selectmen the right to accept or reject any compensating use taxes to the Town of Tolland and all bids, to waive any inform- Commonwealth of Massachuality in the bids received, and to setts on all materials, equipaccept the bid deemed to be ment and supplies sold to the most favorable to the best in- Contractor pursuant to this conterest of the Town. No bid shall tract, to the extent authorized by be withdrawn within thirty (30) G.L.c. 64H, Section 6(f). These calendar days after the date of taxes are not to be included in the bid. Copies of the Owner’s opening the bids. tax-exempt certificate will be The Town of Tolland is an equal available to the successful Bidopportunity employer and en- der upon execution of the concourages minority and woman tract. owned businesses to submit Questions during the Bid Phase bids. should be directed to Foresight The Town of Tolland is a muni- Land Services, Inc. (413)499cipal corporation and is exempt 1560. from the payment of sales and compensating use taxes to the Eric Munson Commonwealth of Massachu- Board of Selectmen setts on all materials, equip- Town of Tolland ment and supplies sold to the Contractor pursuant to this contract, to the extent authorized by G.L.c. 64H, Section 6(f). These taxes are not to be included in the bid. Copies of the Owner’s tax-exempt certificate will be available to the successful Bid-

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

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STONEY HILL CONDO, Westfield. Garage, full basement, deck, lovely private grounds, pool, golf. Call (413)301-2314 or (413)977-9658.

RUSSELL, 5 room, 2 bedroom, 0440 Services 1 bath. Updated plumbing, electric. Town utilities. 155 Main Street. $104,000. (508) 259- A1 ODD JOBS/HANDYMAN. Debris removal, landscaping, 1856. spring yard cleanup, interior and exterior painting, power washing, basic carpentry and plumbing. All types of repair work and more. (413)562-7462.

FOR RENT 1,500sq.ft. clear 0410 Mobile Homes span 10' ceilings, 8x10 garage door. 1006 Southampton Road, Westfield. Call (413)388-5674. S P R I N G F I E L D , B O S T O N ROAD by Walmart. 1 or 2 bedrooms. New heat, plumbing, floor. $29,900. (413)593-9961. MONTGOMERY 5 miles from dasap.mhvillage.com Westfield. Spacious office includes utilities and WiFi. $350/month. Call (413)9776277.

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

Business & Professional Services •

Air Conditioning & Heating

D I R E C T O R Y

Electrician

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

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

Carpet

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

Flooring/Floor Sanding A RON JOHNSON’S FLOOR SANDING. Installation, repairs, 3 coats polyurethane. Free estimates. (413) 569-3066.

WAGNER RUG & FLOORING, LLC. 95 MAINLINE DRIVE, WESTFIELD. Gutter Cleaning (413)568-0520. One stop shopping for RAIN GUTTERS CLEANED, REall your floors. Over 40 years in busi- PAIRED. Antennas removed, chimness. www.wagnerrug.com neys repaired and chimney caps installed. Roof leaks repaired, vent Chimney Sweeps areas sealed. Sr. citizen discount. InHENTNICK CHIMNEY SWEEPS. sured. Free estimates. H.I. Johnson Chimney repairs and rebuilds. Stain- Services. (413)596-8859 before 9p.m. less steel caps and liner systems. Inspections, masonry work and gutter Hauling cleaning. Free estimates. Insured. Quality work from a business you can #1 PHIL'S DUMP RUNS/DEMOLITION. trust. (413)848-0100, 1-800-793-3706. Removal of any items in cellars, attics, etc... Also brush removal and small demDrywall olition (sheds, decks, fences, one car T-BEST DRYWALL. Complete profes- garages). Fully insured. Free estimates. Phil (413)525-2892, (413)265sional drywall at amateur prices. Our 6380. ceilings are tops! Call Mike 413-8218971. Free estimates. A DUMP TRUCK. Attic, cellars, yard, scrap metal removal. Seasoned FireElectrician wood. (413)569-1611, (413)374-5377. ALEKSANDR DUDUKAL ELECTRICAL. Residential, Commercial, In- A.R.A. JUNK REMOVAL SERVICE. dustrial. Licensed and insured. Lic. Furniture, trash, appliances. Full house #11902. Service and emergency cleanouts, basements, attics, yards. calls. Call (413)519-8875. alex- Furnace and hot water heater removal. dudukal@yahoo.com 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE. Free estimate on phone. Senior disPOEHLMAN ELECTRIC. All types of count. Call Pete (413)433-0356. wiring. Free estimates, insured. SPE- www.arajunkremoval.com. CIALIZING IN PORTABLE AND WHOLE HOUSE KOHLER GENERAHome Improvement TORS, SERVICE UPGRADES, SMALL JOBS, POOLS. Gutter deicing cables installed. I answer all ADVANCED REMODELING & CONcalls! Prompt service, best prices. STRUCTION. 25 years experience. Licensed and Insured. Free estimates. Lic. #A-16886. (413)562-5816. Call Don (413)262-8283. When QualJIM FERRIS ELECTRIC. Senior dis- ity, Integrity, and Value count. count. No job too small! Insured, free estimates. 40 years experience. BRUNO ANTICO BUILDING RELic. #16303. Call (413)330-3682. MASTER ELECTRICIAN 40 years experience. Insured, reasonable prices. No job too small. Call Tom Daly, (413)543-3100. Lic# A7625.

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

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

House Painting

Masonry

ALWAYS CALL FIRST!!! M&M SERVICES-20 Years serving the Westfield area. Painting, staining, house washing, interior/exterior. Wall coverings. Commercial/residential. Free estimates. Insured. References. Mass Reg. #121723. Call (413)568-9731. No job too small !!

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

At SANTA FE PAINTING CO. We're your color specialists! Brighten up your home for Spring! Get all your interior painting needs done now. We paint and stain log homes. Call (413)230-8141. A NEW LOOK FOR 2014. Let Home Decor help. Interior painting and wallpapering, specializing in faux finishes. Servicing the area over 12 years. Call Kendra now for a free estimate and decorating advice. (413)564-0223, (413)626-8880.

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

Plumbing & Heating NICK GARDNER PLUMBING, WELDING & MECHANICAL SERVICES. Professional, reliable service. MA Lic. #PL31893-J. Certified Welding. Insured. Call (413)531-2768 Nick7419@comcast.net

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

Stump Grinding

KELSO FAMILY PAINTING. Filling J.D. BERRY CONTRACTING. summer schedule for exterior painting, FILLEY & SON Over 28 years of serving Garages, additions, windows, doors, interior painting anytime. Call Kyle greater Westfield area and beyond. STUMP GRINDING / BOBCAT SERVdecks, vinyl siding and more. (413)667-3395. #CS077728. Call Jim, (413)569-6920, (413) 530-5430

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

Landscaping/Lawn Care

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

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

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

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

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

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


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