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Public voices their concerns with athletics center By GREG FITZPATRICK Correspondent WESTFIELD – Prior to the Planning Board meeting on Tuesday night, the board posted a notice at the entrance doors inside the City Council Chamber room in City Hall informing the public attending the meeting that there would be no public comment being offered or talked about in regards to the ongoing hearing on the Roots Athletics Center. A public hearing will take place at a Planning Board meeting on Nov. 1 to further discuss Root Athletics. The City of Westfield Principal Planner, Jay Vinskey, reported to the Planning Board on Sept. 29 in a letter the issues raised from the public participation in a prior Planning Board meeting. According to Vinskey’s letter to the board, he

visited the Roots Athletics Center on the morning of Sept. 24. Vinskey’s first thing to point out is the fact that Root Athletics did install field lighting. Vinskey states in the letter, “Outdoor lighting has been installed at the fields, despite the fact that testimony and a letter from the applicant (12/12/14) indicated there would be none. The approved site plans do not show field lighting. While I was not there at night, I cannot attest to any light trespass.” In result of that, on Oct. 7, the City of Westfield’s Superintendent of Buildings, Carissa Lisee, acknowledge the fact that Root Sports is still using the lights. As Lisee’s letter was directly towards Roots Athletics President Frank DeMarinis, Lisee ordered that Roots Sports ceases and desists. “Since you have failed to comply with the origi-

nal order that was emailed to your company on Thursday September 22, 2016, I am ordering you to immediately cease and desist all use of the outdoor soccer fields until a modified site plan is submitted and approved by the Planning Board.” Next in Vinskey’s letter was the public’s talk about inadequate parking. Vinskey observed anywhere from 40 to 50 cars parked along Root Road since Root’s parking lot was full. Vinskey then went on to say, “While on-street parking is not illegal, the Board fully expected the site could accommodate all parking demands offstreet.” As Root Sports is also looking to have more outdoor athletic fields, they are looking to utilize artificial turf. In Vinskey’s report to the board, it

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Southwick Fire mascot, Marshall, has been found

State grant helps WSU continue inclusion efforts By AMY PORTER Correspondent WESTFIELD — Last month, Westfield State University announced an award of $157,924 by Governor Charles Baker to support the university’s Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative (ICEI) Program. The grant covers tuition, books, materials, the salary for a coordinator and employment specialist, and additional programming needs. “As a university that was founded upon the principles of offering an education without barriers, the Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative is very much aligned with our mission,” said Westfield State University President Ramon S. Torrecilha, Ph.D. ICEI provides dual-enrollment opportunities for students ages 18-21 that have intellectual disabilities and

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By GREG FITZPATRICK Correspondent SOUTHWICK – Marshall, the Southwick Fire Department’s inflatable mascot, has been found. After a suspect emailed Fire Chief Russ Anderson last week that he had Marshall, it was demanded that there be a $500 ransom and the money would have to go towards the Our Community Food Pantry in Southwick. On Monday, Southwick firefighter Jessica Bishop met with Sally Munson of the food pantry and handed Munson a check that totaled over $800 that went towards the food pantry. See Southwick Fire, Page 3 Governor Baker took a photo opportunity with AMT students (l-r) Jared Fournier, Brandon LaViolette, Devon Dupuis, Nate Spiller and Vadim Lukin. (Photo by Amy Porter)

Governor Baker tours Westfield Technical Academy By AMY PORTER Correspondent WESTFIELD – On Tuesday, Governor Charles Baker toured the Westfield Technical Academy’s Aviation Maintenance Technology shop, guided by instructor Galen Wilson and students from the program. Governor Baker came at the suggestion of Mike Knapik, director of his western Mass office, before continuing on to an invitation to tour Gulfstream Aerospace. Also on hand to greet the governor were Rep. John Velis, Mayor Brian P. Sullivan, Westfield Public Schools superintendent Stefan Czaporowski, and Technical Academy principal Joseph Langone.

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Turnpike removal project starting on Halloween By DAN DESROCHERS Correspondent WESTFIELD–In addition to tricks and treats this Halloween, residents in Westfield will also have more construction in the city. The city announced today that the state would begin the “Turnpike Removal Project” to remove turnpike booths on Interstate 90. The project will begin Oct. 31 and according to a notice sent out from the city, it will be around-the-clock work to remove the booths. See Toll Booths, Page 3

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State program provides freedom to those with disabilities

Sherry Elander and Doris Love of the East Mt. transition program in Westfield. (Photo by Amy Porter)

By DAN DESROCHERS Correspondent AGAWAM—As Angie Boyle walks carefully but shakily through Robinson State Park, Dan Boyle—her husband of 25 years—never lets go of her hand. The couple recently trekked through the park as part of the Universal Access Program, which is run by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). The program is designed to provide people with handicaps and disabilities a chance to explore nature and experience

outdoor activities safely and affordably. Angie, who suffered a traumatic brain injury while swimming in the ocean on the coast of Maine in August 2013, said that the program has saved her life. “This group has kept me alive,” she said. “I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for this.” And her husband agrees. He said that after multiple medical issues following the brain injury, including total organ failure and a fall that broke multiple bones in her leg, THE GRIT FREEDOM CHAIR.

By AMY PORTER Correspondent WESTFIELD – The Commission for Citizens with Disabilities invited Daniel Paquette, the director of the Westfield Athenaeum to its meeting on Tuesday, to discuss ADA renovations to the library. Chair Madeline Nicoletti said she previously attended the open house, and wanted the other members of the commission to see the plans. “It’s fantastic,” Nicoletti said. Members agreed, saying how encouraging it was that the library took the initiative on their own without any prompt, and identified the needs.

During his presentation, Paquette said the renovations started by looking for a way to install a universally accessible bathroom on the first floor. “If we’re doing this, why aren’t we doing this,” Paquette said of the initial conversations, which he said soon turned into a $1.5 million project. The renovations will include a new accessible entrance in the rear for the children’s library that will be redesigned with an arch to match the architecture of the building. Also in the plans are two accessible bathrooms in the adult section, two outside of the Lang auditorium, one behind the circulation desk, and one

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in the children’s library. “We’ll be going from one somewhat accessible bathroom to having six in the building,” Paquette said. He said the desks in the library will be lowered to ADA and child-friendly height. The library is also making its elevators more user-friendly, and will add two van-accessible spots to its parking area. “We’re really trying to improve the way people interact with the Athenaeum,” Paquette said. One of the reasons for the high cost of See Athenaeum Renovations, Page 8

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If you or someone you know have questions about the Catholic Faith, I invite you to attend our inquiry (Q & A) Sessions at St. Mary’s Parish in Westfield. Whether you are thinking about becoming a member of the church, have been away for a while and want an update, or are simply curious, these inquiry sessions are for you. There are four sessions. Come to one. Come to them all. We’ll talk about things like “What is faith?” “What’s different about Catholicism?” “Using the Bible” “What’s in the Church?” - and anything else you want to ask about. The schedule is Thursday, October 20, Monday, October 24, Tuesday, November 1, Thursday, November 10, and Tuesday, November 22. All sessions will be held in the St. Mary’s Parish Center, 75 Mechanic Street, Westfield at 7 PM. For more information, contact Deacon Roger Carrier at 413 562-5477 extension 14 or email deacon_

Bishop to Visit Westfield Congregation The Rt. Rev. Douglas J. Fisher will preach and preside at The Episcopal Church of the Atonement, 36 Court St, Westfield, MA on Sunday October 23 at 10:00 am. Bishop Fisher visits all of the 55+ congregations in the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts once every two years. The Bishop will be greeted by the Rev. Nancy Webb Stroud – rector of Atonement. During the liturgy Bishop Fisher will welcome one adult into the Episcopal Church from another Christian tradition and confirm four members. Following the liturgy the Bishop will visit with members at the coffee hour and then meet privately with the vestry – the leadership of the congregation – to discuss hopes, dreams and concerns.




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WESTFIELD — The Greater Westfield Community Band will present its fall concert on Wednesday October 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the North Middle School. Under the direction of Jim O’Connor some of the songs will be The Liberty Bell March, Toccata for Band, Salute to Broadway and a medley of songs from Lord of the Rings. The concert is free and open to the public, the school is handicap accessible and parking is free. Come along and enjoy a great evening of entertainment by this group, which has been performing for over 20 years.

WESTFIELD — Councilor Mary Ann Babinski has scheduled a meeting for Ward 1 residents on Wednesday, October 26, 2016,at 6:30 PM. This meeting will take place at the Hampden Ponds Association Hall located at the corner of 39 Old Stage Rd and North Road. The Director of Public Works Dave Billips and others will be there to answer questions and provide inforMARY ANN mation related BABINSKI to the well water contamination issue and more. Ward 1 and other interested residents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Bring your questions, offer feedback and voice their concerns. Contact: or 413-568-8562

SkyLine Trading Opening SOUTHWICK — On Wednesday October 26, at 7:00 am Skyline Trading Company will open to the public. Skyline owner / beer manager Lisa Pac will continue to offer a tutorial for beer lovers and aspiring home brewers to learn a new hobby. Lisa introduced this class in 2014 when Skyline Trading Company opened for business as Skyline Hop Shop in Southwick, MA. Students are given an opportunity to develop an understanding for the processes and tools used while brewing beer. Skyline owner / chef Daniel Osella will introduce an introduction to baking class. Students are given an opportunity to develop an understanding for the processes and tools used while mixing, shaping and baking fresh bread and pretzels. While the bread is baking students will enjoy a light dinner then depart with a bag of fresh bread along with the recipes and knowledge to make more at home.







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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey newspaper’s headquarters may soon become a doughnut factory. The Trentonian newspaper reports its Trenton headquarters is being sold to a company that makes products for local Dunkin’ Donuts stores. Central Jersey CML was granted $18.9 million in tax credits over 10 years to move to Trenton and create 171 jobs. The new Dunkin’ Donuts factory would be right next door to the Trenton police department’s headquarters. Trentonian editor John Berry says the sales process has begun and the company expects it to be done by the end of the year if it’s finalized. The Trentonian is owned by Digital First Media. The Trentonian moved to the building in 1965, but its staff now only takes up about a quarter of the building.

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In 1960, the United States began a limited embargo against Cuba covering all commodities except medical supplies and certain food products.

Canadians voted for a sharp change in their government as the Liberals led by Justin Trudeau, the son of a former prime minister, won a landslide victory to end Conservative Stephen Harper’s near decade in office. Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas teenager arrested after a homemade clock he’d brought to school was mistaken for a bomb, capped a whirlwind month with a visit to the White House, where he met with President Barack Obama for “Astronomy Night.” The Toronto Blue Jays roughed up Johnny Cueto for an 11-8 victory over the Royals that cut Kansas City’s AL Championship series lead to 2-1.

In 1781, British troops under Gen. Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, Virginia, as the American Revolution neared its end.

In 1987, the stock market crashed as the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 508 points, or 22.6 percent in value, to close at 1,738.74.

In 1789, John Jay was sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States.

In 1994, 22 people were killed as a terrorist bomb shattered a bus in the heart of Tel Aviv’s shopping district. Entertainer Martha Raye died in Los Angeles at age 78.

In 1936, H.R. Ekins of the New York World-Telegram beat out Dorothy Kilgallen of the New York Journal and Leo Kieran of The New York Times in a round-the-world race on commercial flights that lasted 18 1/2 days. In 1944, the U.S. Navy began accepting black women into WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). The play “I Remember Mama” by John Van Druten opened at the Music Box Theater on Broadway.

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In 1977, the supersonic Concorde made its first landing in New York City.

In 1914, the U.S. Post Office began delivering mail with government-owned cars, as opposed to using contracted vehicles. The First Battle of Ypres (EE’-pruh) began during World War I.


In 1951, President Harry S. Truman signed an act formally ending the state of war with Germany.

In 1765, the Stamp Act Congress, meeting in New York, adopted a declaration of rights and liberties which the British Parliament ignored.

In 1864, Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early’s soldiers attacked Union forces at Cedar Creek, Virginia; the Union troops were able to rally and defeat the Confederates.


TEN YEARS AGO: Gunmen ambushed a car carrying Afghan civilians working for a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, killing eight of them execution-style. The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 12,000 for the first time, ending at 12,011.73. The St. Louis Cardinals won the NL pennant, beating the New York Mets 3-1 in Game 7 of their championship series. Actress Phyllis Kirk died in Los Angeles at age 79.

FIVE YEARS AGO: Authorities in the Zanesville, Ohio, area started wrapping up their hunt for wild animals unleashed by a private farm owner who’d taken his own life; sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a total of 48 animals. In Greece, hundreds of youths smashed and looted stores in central Athens and clashed with riot police during a massive anti-government rally against painful new austerity measures. The St. Louis Cardinals won Game 1 of the World Series,


TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Author John le Carre is 85. Artist Peter Max is 79. Author and critic Renata Adler is 79. Actor Michael Gambon is 76. Actor John Lithgow (LIHTH’-goh) is 71. Feminist activist Patricia Ireland is 71. Singer Jeannie C. Riley is 71. Rock singer-musician Patrick Simmons (The Doobie Brothers) is 68. Talk show host Charlie Chase is 64. Rock singer-musician Karl Wallinger (World Party) is 59. Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is 58. Singer Jennifer Holliday is 56. Boxer Evander Holyfield is 54. Host Ty Pennington (TV: “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”) is 52. Rock singermusician Todd Park Mohr (Big Head Todd and the Monsters) is 51. Actor Jon Favreau is 50. Amy Carter is 49. “South Park” co-creator Trey Parker is 47. Comedian Chris Kattan is 46. Rock singer Pras Michel (The Fugees) is 44. Actor Omar Gooding is 40. Country singer Cyndi Thomson is 40. Writer-director Jason Reitman is 39. Actor Benjamin Salisbury is 36. Actress Gillian Jacobs is 34. Rock singer Zac Barnett (American Authors) is 30. Singer/actress Ciara Renee (TV: “Legends of Tomorrow”)




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Angie struggled with what life had become. Angie had gone from being a nurse practitioner who made it to Maine several times a year to swim in the ocean where her mother’s ashes were interred, to meandering in a fourroom apartment each day. “She was totally dejected, totally anxious about what was going on with her and totally depressed because she couldn’t work and didn’t know what to do,” Dan said. However, after Angie’s psychologist guided the two to the Pioneer Valley Brain Injury Support Group, they were able to connect with multiple people, including Brenda Kennedy, program director for Outdoor Access, a program run through Universal Access. Through Kennedy, they found out about the program she directed and gave a renewed outlook on life. “It made an immeasurable improvement on the outlook of her life,” he said. Along with Dan and Angie Boyle, several others made their ways through the woods, and were all accompanied by staff members from DCR. Not only are staffers there, but those who are wheelchair-bound or otherwise have difficulty ambulating are provided with a device called the GRIT Freedom chair. The Freedom chair, which was developed by students at MIT in 2007, provides its operators with the ability to wheel through rugged and uneven terrain with increased stability and mobility. This is because the device has two bicycle-style wheels, complete with gears and chains. These gears connect to poles that riders can use to get the wheels turning at a higher rate but with less energy needed. This device is crucial for some participants, such as Ginny Collins, who was also in Robinson State Park with the Boyles. Collins, who broke vertebrae in her back in a skiing accident that resulted in being wheelchair-bound, was an avid outdoorswoman but was limited due to the normal wheelchair. However, once she got a Freedom chair, this all changed. “It allows me to get in the woods and I’m all about getting into the woods and have as much freedom as I can,” Collins said. Helping others access the outdoors The Universal Access program aims to do one thing in particular—to provide outdoor access for everyone.

Dan and Angie Boyle, standing hand-inhand. “We welcome people of all abilities and age ranges,” Laila Soleimani, outreach coordinator for the program, said. Soleimani said that the group makes sure that each area is scouted beforehand. This is done to make sure that whatever activity or path is planned, it is not too strenuous or cumbersome. And the activities provided aren’t limited to hiking and nature walks during warm weather. Kennedy said that other activities include kayaking, canoeing, scavenger hunts and snowshoeing. These activities are done across the state, at any one of the many DCR parks. “People are depressed and this gets them out of their homes,” Kennedy said. Kennedy though, hopes to get the word out more about the programs. “They are 10,000 people on our mailing list statewide, but there are still so many who don’t know about our program,” she said. “But when they find out it changes their lives.”

Sally Munson, Chief Anderson, Bishop, and Select Board Clerk Joe Deedy are seen with the check that was from the money raised that went towards the food pantry. (Photo from Jessica Bishop)

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According to Bishop, the money raised came from local businesses, both the Southwick Fire and Police Associations, and private donations. Brownie Troop 12664 also held a tag sale and raised just under $100 in their efforts. As Det. Landis found Marshall to be in good health and also based on the good nature of the suspect’s request for the money to go towards the food pantry, no charges are expected to be pressed. Det. Landis is expected to have a statement ready regarding the situation. Updates will be made shortly as the investigation is near its end. Marshall can now be seen back at his original spot, outside the Southwick Fire Department, and continuing to help promote fire prevention for the month of October

EPA upholds plan for General Electric to clean up river PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has upheld its plan to require General Electric to clean chemicals from a western Massachusetts river. The EPA had proposed cleaning PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, from more than 400 acres along a 10.5-mile stretch of the Housatonic (hoos-uh-TAH'-nihk) River in Pittsfield and Lenox. It includes dredging and trucking contaminated soil and sediment to an out-ofstate facility. General Electric has challenged the $613 million proposal, saying it's not a "commonsense solution." The Berkshire Eagle reports that the decision announced Tuesday by the EPA's Boston office says GE's argument that the removal requirements are "arbitrary" and "unlawful" fails to present sufficient information to dispute the agency's plan. An agency spokesman says the EPA plans to issue its formal cleanup requirements to GE in the form of a permit.

Gov. Baker set to sign sexual assault evidence bill into law BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is preparing to sign a bill that would require sexual assault evidence to be preserved for at least 15 years in unreported cases. Current state law requires that evidence from unreported sexual assaults be held for only 6 months unless the victim files a formal report to law enforcement or requests the kit evidence be held longer. After that, the evidence may be destroyed or sent back to the local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction. The Massachusetts House and Senate approved the bill last week. Baker will sign the measure Wednesday. Jane Doe Inc., which advocates for sexual assault victims, says reporting an assault can be difficult and the new law will ease the burden of survivors who are dealing with the aftermath of sexual violence trauma.


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Continued from Page 1 The constant portion of demolition will go on until at least Nov. 25, then will continue as weather permits. The project is expected to be done July 31, 2017. The Mass Pike entrance and exit will be reduced to one lane each during this demolition project, which will lead to significant traffic at times. In order to try and alleviate the issue, the city will be providing police officers to direct and maintain traffic.

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ELECTION DAY: Last day for Massachusetts residents to register to vote BOSTON (AP) — It's the last day for Massachusetts residents to register to vote in the presidential election. Eligible voters must be a United States citizen and at least 18 years old on November 8, Election Day. In Massachusetts, eligible voters can register online, by mail, in person at local city or town election offices or at the Elections Division of the Secretary of the Commonwealth's office. Wednesday is the registration deadline. Besides the presidential race, the election includes several congressional and legislative races. Voter will also decide four statewide ballot questions, including initiatives that would allow more charter schools, legalize the recreational use of marijuana, allow another slots parlor, and ban the sale of eggs and other food products that come from farms where animals are confined to overly restrictive cages. ——— Online:

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‘The Big Lie’ about charter school funding By MARC KENEN For more than 20 years, opponents of public charter schools have consistently told “the big lie” that charter public schools drain funds from public education. This argument ignores the fact that charter schools are public schools and bring more funding and choice to public education, not less! With Question 2 on the November ballot to lift arbitrary caps on public charter schools, it is critical the public know the truth. As school districts consistently blame public charter schools for their financial woes, they neglect to mention that the state reimburses districts for six years after students leave for public charters. Districts ultimately reap 225 percent of the annual cost of that student’s education! The legislature has funded this plan at more than 95 percent in eight of the last 10 years. What this means is that public charter schools actually bring more money for public education into communities where they are located. Over the last five years, taxpayers have invested more than $350 million to reimburse district schools. Over the life of the reimbursement program, districts have received nearly $1 billion in additional state assistance as a result of charters! As public schools, charter public schools and their families are entitled to their fair share of the per pupil public education funding. When parents choose to send their children to charters, they are deciding where they want their public education dollars spent. Charter schools are nonprofit public schools that operate independent of local districts, and are not bound by local teachers union contracts. Their students are public school children; their teachers are public school teachers; their parents are residents and taxpayers in the communities where they are located. For-profit charters are outlawed in Massachusetts. There are no “investors” as stated by opponents. Charters are open to all students, recruit and retain students from all backgrounds and abilities, and hold random lotteries to determine which students ultimately enroll. Charter students must take all state assessment exams (MCAS/PARCC) and have the same graduation requirements as district students. New charters are proposed by teachers, school leaders, parents, non-profit organizations, or other members of the community. They must go through an approval process ranked as the toughest in the nation. This ensures only high quality applications are approved. Charters are approved and overseen by the public state Board of Education and are managed by public Boards of Trustees that must follow all public information and open meeting laws and whose members are unpaid volunteers, who are subject to state conflict of interest laws. Charter finances are public. Charters are given more flexibility to organize around a core mission, curriculum, theme, or teaching method; they are allowed to control their own budgets and hire and fire teachers and staff. In return for this freedom, they must demonstrate good results within five years or risk losing their charters. For the past 20 years, charters have provided high quality public educational options for families in urban, suburban and rural communities across the state. Charters provide hundreds of additional hours in the classroom through longer school days and longer years. They establish a culture of excellence, setting high standards for their teachers and students and providing the additional supports they need to succeed. The current enrollment cap is preventing public charter schools from opening or expanding in the areas that need them most, including Boston, Fall River, Holyoke, Lawrence and Lowell. Question 2 would guarantee fair access to high quality public schools by allowing up to 12 new charters a year, with priority given to under-performing school districts. Right now, more than 30,000 children are stranded on public charter school waiting lists hoping for an opportunity for a better education and a brighter future, an opportunity that likely will not come unless arbitrary enrollment caps are lifted at the ballot box this November. We urge voters not to be fooled by “The Big Lie” about charter funding, and vote to provide fair access to quality public schools. Vote Yes on 2. ——— Marc Kenen is the executive director of the Massachusetts Charter Public School Association 617-851-8831

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Television crews set up outside of the presidential debate site Monday Oct. 17, 2016 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Las Vegas as preparation continue for the final debate between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

Trump v. Clinton: How to stream the last presidential debate By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — You can still watch the final televised presidential debate Wednesday even if you don't have a TV. Many social networks and online outlets will join traditional news organizations in streaming the debate on their websites and apps. Some will also offer behind-the-scenes content and commentary, ranging from collecting related tweets to serious fact checks. Viewership is expected to be high. In fact, the first debate in September was the most-watched presidential debate ever, with 84 million viewers. Here's your online guide to Wednesday's debate, which starts at 9 p.m. EDT and will be moderated by Chris Wallace, the host of Fox News Sunday. It will take place at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.

TWITTER The service will again stream Bloomberg Television's live coverage of the debate, just as it has done for the previous ones. To watch, go to , or visit Bloomberg's bpolitics Twitter feed. Twitter says the streams will include special political programming and commentary from Bloomberg 30 minutes before and after the debate. You do not need a Twitter account — or be logged in — to watch.

FACEBOOK ABC News will show live streams from the debate and offer footage from watch parties, anchors and correspondents. The network says it will "incorporate viewers' comments, questions and conversations" into its Facebook Live coverage. To find it, go to the ABC News Facebook page. Other organizations are hopping on the Facebook Live bandwagon as well, including Fox News, C-SPAN, The New York Times, CNBC and Telemundo.

YOUTUBE Google's video streaming site is hosting debate streams

from several news outlets, including NBC News, C-SPAN, The Washington Post, Telemundo, Univision and Fox News. In addition, Google says "your favorite YouTube creators" such as the Young Turks and Complex News will be streaming live reports from the debates, using YouTube Live directly from their phones.

VIRTUAL REALITY For those with virtual-reality headsets, NBC News is planning special VR streams and content for the debate. It will also help organize virtual watch parties. Some of the events require RSVPs .

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! BuzzFeed, which offered emoji responses to the first debate, will stream the debate on Facebook and superimpose tweets on the video feed, presumably so its audience doesn't have to switch back and forth from Facebook to Twitter on their phones. Snapchat will cover the debate as a "Live Story" within its app, as it did with the previous ones. CBSN, CBS News' digital streaming service, will feature Instagram "Stories" in its live streaming coverage. Instagram Stories lets users share photos and videos from their day; they disappear automatically after 24 hours.

LAST, BUT NOT LEAST Bars across the country will be showing the debates. As with past debates, there will be drinking games and debate bingo for those interested. You can find online bingo cards from outlets like Newsweek and The Denver Post . These can easily be turned into a drinking game for those so inclined. Take a drink every time "a candidate interrupts" or "the moderator is talked over" and you're all but guaranteed to get drunk by the time the debate ends. Whether you're a fan of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, or you're still deciding, check Meetup, Facebook or Google to find debate-viewing events near you.





Raymond L. MacDonald WESTFIELD – Raymond L. MacDonald, 80, died Sunday, October 16, 2016 at home. He was born in Springfield on January 27, 1936 to the late Arthur and Marion (Dion) MacDonald. He has been a resident of Westfield for the past 27 years. He attended Springfield Trade School. He was a welder for Titeflex for many years and retired in 2001. After retirement he worked part time for the Big Y in Westfield. He was a lifelong Red Sox and Patriot fan. Raymond leaves his wife of 31 years Alijitha A. (Duval) MacDonald and her children Susan Ferris of East Longmeadow and David Kuzon of Westfield, 2 grandchildren Zachary Kuzon and Shawn Ferris. He also leaves his daughter Lori Montgomery and her husband Tim of Colorado and their children Jim, John and Samantha. He was pre-deceased by his siblings Arthur and Ken MacDonald and Barbara Giguer and leaves several nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his special dog Benji. The funeral service will be held on Friday, October 21st, at 2 pm at the Firtion-Adams Funeral Service, 76 Broad Street, Westfield. Calling hours will precede the service on Friday from 12 noon till 2 pm. The burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Raymond may be made to Westfield Animal Shelter 127 Apremont way or to Commission for the Blind, 436 Dwight Street, Suite 109, Springfield, MA 01103.

Police Logs WESTFIELD Major crime and incident report Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 10:17 a.m.: Death, WalMart, Springfield Road. Police received a report of a possibly deceased person inside of a vehicle in the parking lot. Police were told that flies were inside of the vehicle and there was a blanket over the body. Police confirmed that there was a death and that the person was beyond saving, so no ambulance was needed. See related story in the Oct. 14 Westfield News. 2:20 p.m.: Accident, Franklin Street. Police received a report for a two-car accident involving a 2014 Ford F150 and a 2010 Hyundai Elantra. There were no injuries reported, but police were told that one of the vehicles was disabled in the roadway. Police requested one tow truck for the disabled vehicle. 9:36 p.m.: Abandoned 911 call and arrest, William Street. Police received a 911 call from a cell phone at a residence on William Street. Upon attempting to call back the phone, police were unable to make contact with anyone. Police responded to the location and attempted to make contact with the people inside, but they could not get them to respond to repeated door banging. Police requested Westfield Fire Department to come and assist with entry. Police and Fire were able to make entry into the home and detained two males, after one had attempted to run past police. Police eventually arrested the two males, Anthony W. Schott, 20, and Pavel V. Krapova, 20, both of Westfield. Schott was arrested on a warrant, while Krapova was arrested for possession of a class A substance.

Court Logs Westfield District Court Oct. 11, 2016 Jacob K. Devine, 26, of 18 Line St., Southampton, was released on his personal recognizance pending a Dec. 9 hearing after being arraigned on charges of failing to stop or yield, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, speeding and operating under the influence of liquor, second offense, brought by Westfield Police. David C. Mcgannon, 47, of 613 College Highway, Southwick, was released on his personal recognizance pending a Dec. 15 hearing after being arraigned on charges of operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, brought by Southwick Police. Jason D. Johnson, 34, of 48 Pleasant St., Westfield, was released on $2,000 personal surety pending a Dec. 124 hearing after being arraigned on charges of disorderly conduct and assault and battery, brought by Westfield Police. Oct. 12, 2016 Victor D. Brown, 56, of 170 Earle St., Hartford, was held in lieu of $100 cash bail pending a Nov. 8 hearing after being arraigned on charges of uttering a false check and larceny over $250, brought by Westfield Police. Erica J. Forish, 32, of 25 Collins St., Westfield, was released on her personal recognizance pending a Dec. 15 hearing after being arraigned on charges of shoplifting by stealing merchandise, brought by a private party, as well as larceny over $250 by a single scheme, nine counts of uttering a false check and one count of trespassing, brought by Westfield Police. David C. Howard, 44, of 65 Danek Dr., Westfield, was released on his personal recognizance pending a Dec. 20 hearing after being arraigned on two charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, brought by Westfield Police. Oct. 13, 2016 Philip J. Johnson, 25, of 20 Evergreen Dr., Westfield, was released on $300 cash bail pending a Dec. 21 hearing after being arraigned on charges of marked lanes violation, operating under the influence of liquor—second offense, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle, brought by Westfield Police. Gabrielle A. Nardacci, 24, of 7 Linden Ave., Westfield, was released on her personal recognizance pending a Dec. 14 hearing after being arraigned on a charge of possession of a class A drug, brought by Westfield Police. Stephen C. Pease, 31, of 5C Maplecrest Cir., Holyoke, was held in lieu of $500 cash bail pending a Nov. 7 hearing after being arraigned on a charge of larceny over $250, brought by Westfield Police. Sean P. Deglis, 30, of 5 Lexington Cir., Southwick, received a 60-day sentence to the House of Corrections, with credit for time served, after pleading guilty to larceny under $250 by a single scheme, brought by Southwick Police.


Boy Scout Recruitment Day with Troop 821!!

EIGHT-TWO-FUN Day! Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM


See you in the Spring 2017!

(Lunch provided)

257 FEEDING HILLS RD, (RT. 57) SOUTHWICK, MA • (413) 569-6417


Open Saturdays & Sundays, Noon to Dusk thru Nov. 1st

Come and spend some time with the Boy Scouts of Troop 821! Learn what scouting is all about while you meet the boys of the troop!

For more info call Mike 413-297-1399

Moses Scout Reservation All boys of Boy Scouting Age (11–17 yrs) Welcome


Route 57, Southwick, MA across from Powdermill School

First Aid, Fire Building, Shelter Building, Wood Cutting, Obstacle Course, and Pumpkin Chunkin’! A guided tour of our Troop 821 Official Campsite at Bunker Hill will be offered as well. For more info & map of reservation please contact Asst. Scoutmaster Heidi Trottier at

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Missing Boy: Lawyer wants statements suppressed in slain boy assault case WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The lawyer for a Massachusetts man charged with assaulting a 5-year-old boy whose body was discovered in a suitcase off a highway is asking a judge to suppress evidence in his client's case. Jeremiah Oliver was last seen alive in September 2013, but wasn't reported missing until December 2013. His remains were found off Interstate 190 in Sterling in April 2014. No one has been charged in his death. Alberto Sierra and the boy's mother are awaiting trial on assault and reckless endangerment charges related to the alleged abuse of Jeremiah and his siblings. Sierra's lawyer says that statements his client allegedly made to a jailhouse informant days before authorities discovered Jeremiah's body were obtained in violation of Sierra's constitutional rights. A hearing on the motion is scheduled for Nov. 17.

Southwick Real Estate, Personal Property Tax and Water/Sewer Bills Due Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills are due November 15, 2016. Water/Sewer Bills are due November 15, 2016. To sign up for e-billing and pay online please visit scroll to the bottom of the page and link onto Online Bill Payment. The tax collector office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

WHS 8th Annual College Fair WESTFELD — The Westfield High School Guidance Department is hosting the 8th Annual College Fair to be held on Tuesday, October 25, in the Gymnasium, 9:15-11am. Parents/ Guardians are welcome to attend. For more information please contact, Merylina Asselin, School Guidance Counselor, at 413-572-6475.

Calling All Westfield Seniors: Can you be found in an emergency? WESTFIELD— Can you be found in an emergency? The Council On Aging and Westfield Fire Department want to make sure that older adults in the City have numbers on their houses that are clearly visible from the street. In an emergency, seconds count. The faster that emergency police, fire, and medical personnel can get to you, the more likely that your life will be saved. We are asking all older adults in Westfield to check and make sure that your house numbers are clearly visible from the street. If they are not or if you do not have any numbers on your house and mailbox, the Council On Aging in partnership with the Westfield Fire Department, can help with funding from our ‘Senior Safe’ grant. We will purchase house and mailbox numbers and a team of volunteers from the Westfield Rotary Club will help with installation. An informational flyer with the guidelines and practical suggestions for house number placement is available at the Senior Center. For assistance with house and mailbox numbers, please call the Westfield Council On Aging at 562-6435.




FOODTRAVEL What to to do do What with all all those those with Pumpkins? Pumpkins?

EGGNOG PUMPKIN PIE Submitted by David Potter aka The Tap Dancing Gourmet

1 15 ounce can of pumpkin 1 1/4 cups eggnog (not flavored) 2/3 cups sugar 3 large eggs 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg or 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin spice 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 unbaked 9 inch pie shell In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients and then pour into the pie shell. Bake at 375 degrees on the middle oven rack for 60 minutes( or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean). Cool pie. Refrigerate until serving.

PORK AND PUMPKIN STEW 2 pounds boneless pork shoulder cut into 1 inch cubes Kosher salt and ground black pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 teaspoon fresh ginger 2 teaspoons tomato paste 3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1 yellow onion, diced 3 tablespoons apple sauce 9 ounce can diced tomatoes with juices 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage 1 pound peeled and diced pumpkin 2 cups chicken stock Optional:mashed potatoes Season the pork with salt and pepper. Warm 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a 3 1/2 quart oven proof pan (dutch oven) over medium-high heat. Brown the pork on all sides ( about 10 minutes) Transfer to a plate. Reduce the heat to medium and add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the onion and cook until tender. Add the garlic, ginger, tomato paste, cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, cloves and red pepper flakes. Cook stirring constantly until fragrant( about 1 minute). add vinegar,applesauce, pumpkin, sage, tomatoes in juice, pork and stock. Bring to a boil and then season with salt and pepper. Transfer the pot to the oven and cook for 2-21/2 hours or until the pork is fork tender. Skim the fat off the sauce. Serve over mashed potatoes.

PUMPKIN BREAD 31/2 cups all purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon each nutmeg,cloves,cinnamon 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 cup oil 2 cups canned pumpkin 4 eggs 1 cup raisins 1 cup nuts (optional) Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Mix dry ingredients with the oil and pumpkin.Stir well. Add eggs one at a time and blend thoroughly. Pour into 2 greased and floured 91/2 “ x5 1/4 “ loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Cool on wire racks. Remove from pans.

PUMPKIN SOUP 1/4 cup butter 1 onion,finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon ginger 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 3 cups chicken broth 1 15 ounce can pumpkin 1 cup light cream 1 ounce brandy Salt & Pepper

PUMPKIN BUTTER 1 15 ounce can pumpkin 1/4 cup honey 2/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Melt butter in a large saucepan Saute onion in butter until soft. Add spices and broth and bring to a boil. Add pumpkin and bring to a boil. Lower heat and slowly add cream. DO NOT boil. Add brandy. Season to taste. Pour into soup dishes, or serve in hallowed out pumpkins.

Combine pumpkin.sugar,honey,lemon juice,cinnamon,and cloves in a medium heavy duty pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cook stirring frequently for 20-25 minutes or until thickened. Store in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

Winner named at giant pumpkin annual weigh-off in California HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — An annual pumpkin-weighing contest in Northern California has a new winner: a third-grade teacher in Washington state who raised a giant one weighing 1,910 pounds. Cindy Tobeck, 42, who lives outside Olympia, Washington, said her pumpkin grew steadily since she planted it in April, spending much of that time in a greenhouse with heated soil. She said the secret to growing giant pumpkins is using the right seed. "I am just over the moon elated right

now," she said. "It was just a real steady grower. It wasn't an explosive grower... it kept growing well into the summer when a lot of pumpkins slow down." Hers came from a 2,230-pound pumpkin that won a different contest last year. Tobeck beat out more than two dozen other pumpkins from Oregon, Washington and California, said Timothy Beeman, a spokesman for the Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay. The runner-up weighed 1,723 pounds. Tobeck was shy of the contest record by about 150 pounds.

At $6 a pound, Tobeck will receive nearly $11,500 in prize money Last year, Oregon farmer Steve Daletas won the 42nd Half Moon Bay pumpkin weigh-off, when his pumpkin came in at 1,969 pounds. On Sunday, the Giant Pumpkin European Championship was held in Ludwigsburg, Germany, and a pumpkin weighing about 2,623 pounds took home the award for the heaviest. If anyone would have broken that record they would have received a special $30,000 mega prize.




The outdoor lighting on the athletic fields at Root Sports are shown shining directly at a neighboring house in the evening. (Photo from Heidi Leonard)

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stated, “the applicant shall submit to the Board the type of infill material to be used in conjunction with the outdoor artificial fields.” If rubber or any other type of synthetic material is used, at least one groundwater monitoring well needs to be installed at a location that is acceptable enough to the Water Resources Department near the infiltration basin. With Vinskey’s site plan basing off of some of the complaints that were made during public participation in a prior Planning Board meeting, a few members of the public spoke on behalf of their concerns after, outside of the meeting. A few of those living close to the Roots Athletics Center, Jennifer Dallmeyer, Joe Calderella, and Heidi Leonard all talked about the issues they have with the lighting, parking as well as the exact material that will be used for the turf on the artificial athletic fields. As the lighting on the outdoor fields faces some of the abutting properties, there is no fence that can block the lighting from the residences.

Dallmeyer then recalled last year when she noticed the overflow of parking at Root Athletics, which caused cars to park along Root Rd., just like Vinskey had reported in his letter to the Planning Board. “Both views were obscured, I couldn’t see anything,” said Dallmeyer. Leonard recalls that particular incident being the reason for initial cause for concern. “That’s what brought our attention to everything,” said Leonard. Leonard went on to mention her concern as to what kind of material will be used for the artificial turf. Seeing the several violations as issues of concern, the individuals who have voiced their opinion on the matter, feel that their concerns needed to be addressed. “The violations just kept mounting and mounting,” said Calderella, “We had no choice.” At the conclusion of the hearing, Vinskey added that during the hearing on Nov.1, the public who has concerns, will be coming with an amendment focused on the issues or violations that concern them.

Become an Elder Advocate! A three-day long term care ombudsman certification training will be held at Highland Valley Elder Services November 16-18, 2016. Ombudsmen help ensure the quality of life for nursing and rest home residents. Volunteers are thoroughly trained to assist residents with benefits, rights and entitlements guaranteed under federal, state, and local laws. Ombudsmen assist and empower residents with the tools for self-advocacy and they may make all the difference! The Ombudsman Program is a federally mandated advocacy program for nursing home and rest home residents throughout the United States. In Massachusetts, there are 26 separate programs. Highland Valley Elder Services administers the program in Hampshire County and Westfield. We are in need of two new ombudsmen to cover Westfield facilities and two for Hampshire County. Please note: New volunteer recruits are required to interview with the program director and to complete a CORI background check prior to this training. For more information or if you have any questions, please call J. Mary (JM) Sorrell at (413) 588-5755.

Red Cross Brings Home Fire Preparedness Campaign to Southwick Goal is to Reduce Home Fire Deaths and Injuries

An image of a cease and desist letter obtained by The Westfield News that was sent to Sage Engineering and Contracting regarding the Roots athletic facility in Westfield. (WNG File photo)

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The American Red Cross announced today that their national Home Fire Preparedness Campaign is partnering with the Southwick Fire Department and Council on Aging to install smoke alarms in area residences on October 29. Teams consisting of a Red Cross Volunteer and Firefighter and will visit pre-registered Southwick homes to install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms as well as educate the homeowners on fire safety and personal preparedness. The campaign will kick off at the Southwick Fire Department headquarters at 8:30am on October 29, 2016. Southwick residents wishing to participate should meet three criteria: You own your home, The home was built prior to 1975, Current alarms are at least 10 years old or non-existent To register, please contact the Southwick Council on Aging – 413 569-5498 by October 15, 2016. The goal of this campaign in Southwick and across the country is to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by as much as 25 percent over the next four years. “Seven times a day someone in this country dies in a home fire and we have witnessed that tragedy right here in our community,” said [Mary Nathan, Disaster Program Manager for Western MA]. “Smoke alarms save lives.”

Western Massachusetts 2016 Jingle Bell Run The Western Massachusetts 2016 Jingle Bell Run is taking place on Saturday, November 12, 2016. This annual 5K run spreads holiday cheer as participants don their favorite holiday-themed costumes, jingle bells or ugly Christmas sweaters all to raise funds and awareness for arthritis. Located at Westfield High School, the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run is more than just a time to capture footage of participants in festive costumes. The event offers a great opportunity to meet local people who have conquered the everyday battles of living with arthritis. Please see our event press release below for more details. I am available to coordinate interviews prior to the event and invite you to attend. The Arthritis Foundation Director, Elaine Oppenheimer is also copied in this email.  You may contact the Arthritis Foundation at 800-7669449 or 617-244-1800.

Russell Council on Aging Fall COA Main Street Tag Sale Saturday, October 22nd from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. the Russell Council on Aging will hold a Fall COA Main Street Tag Sale featuring collectors, crafters, and vendors from surrounding areas. The vendors will be set up outside, in front of and across from the Russell Senior Center, 65 Main Street, Russell.  A pancake breakfast, and lunch of hot dogs and pot luck dishes, will be for sale and served inside the Senior Center. The rain date is October 29th. For more information please call Carrie Florek @ (413)862-6217 or email russellcoa@


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The visit follows the announcement last month of a Skills Capital Grant Program award from the state in the amount of $500,000 to the school. Half of the award, or $250,000, was for Aviation Maintenance Technology to purchase power plant equipment, or engines, and the other $250,000 to Manufacturing Technology to buy additional state-of-the-art machines to allow more students into the program. Baker was shown the different classrooms and simulators used in the highly technical program that he has been hearing so much about. Students explained how the mock-ups and tools operated, and the governor was able to try a few himself, including a near crash on the flight simulator from which he recovered, according to onlookers. “He was very, very enthusiastic, and asked me a lot of questions about the program,” Wilson said. The students, who volunteered to stay after school, lined up at the end of the tour for a photo with Governor Baker. Afterwards, they all agreed it was a pretty exciting day, and worth the extra time.

Westfield Athenaeum director Daniel Paquette presents library renovations plans to members of the Commission for Citizens with Disabilities. (Photo by Amy Porter)

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the renovation was the discovery of asbestos in the building. Paquette said they discovered asbestos tiles under layers of rugs in the children’s library, and also in the ceiling upstairs. He said each discovery added $300,000 to the price. “I want to applaud you and the library for taking the initiative,” said Commission member Demetrios Kanavaros. He also asked whether they had considered making the front entrance accessible. Paquette said the two sets of steps and small landing in between won’t allow for a ramp. “People love the look of the building. The only change in the exterior is in the back of the building,” Paquette said. Paquette said that the library kicked off a fundraising campaign two weeks ago. He said the library has already received a generous donation of $850,000 from the Community Preservation Commission, and $20,000 from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners which will be used for planning and design purposes. They now have $600,000 to go, and are hoping for help from the public. Paquette noted this campaign is the first time in 50 years that the library has asked the public to support renovations and improvements to the building. Commission vice chair Andrea Pianka said the plans show that you can do something to an older building. “Maybe others will follow suit,” Pianka said.

Friends of the Westfield Athenaeum sponsor popular greeting card classes! AMT student Brandon LaViolette demonstrates an electrical trainer to Governor Charles Baker during his visit to Westfield Technical Academy on Tuesday. (Photo by Amy Porter)

Inclusion are still receiving special education services through their school districts. Westfield State University’s ICEI is one of 15 in the Commonwealth, and started in the fall 2013 semester with just five students from four partner districts. The program has grown into one of the largest ICEIs in the state with 20 students from 10 partner districts, including Westfield and Southwick-TollandGranville, signed up for the fall 2016 semester. Program Coordinator Lyndsey Nunes was hired as program coordinator on Sept. 1, 2013. She and the students all started together, she said. “Every day, we have about 8-10 students here. A lot of them are working in the community on their other days,” said Nunes. She said some of the courses the students are taking include math, biology, movement science, theater, communications, and art history, courses that align with their employment goals, interests or long-term hobbies. “This program is really flexible, it’s what they want to make of it,” said Nunes, who will be receiving her doctorate in January from UMass. Her thesis is a program evaluation of all of the ICEI programs in the state. Sherry Elander, Westfield Public Schools transition specialist said Westfield is the largest sending community, with eight students on the Westfield State campus and seven at Holyoke Community College, which was the first college to offer the program in the area. Elander runs the East Mountain Road Transition Program, the other half of the dual enrollment for the Westfield students. “I’m very involved. They are our students,” she said. The district provides the education coaches, who are part of Elander’s staff and are responsible for the Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and progress reports. “It’s about being in an environment 18-22 year olds are in naturally,” Elander said. By state law, students are entitled to be educated until the day before they turn 22. She said ICEI was developed in partnership with public schools and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), as a part of the civil rights movement, promoting equal access to education. “We helped to write the grant. We’ve been there from the beginning. I’m going on my 11th year, and I’m just as excited now as I was when we had our first student on campus” Elander said. She said not all of her students want to go to college. Of the 34 in the program, 15 are in college, and three are on a waiting list for next year. “It’s just another option. They have a choice. Choices are so important,” Elander said. Elander is involved in the Westfield State program in another way, too. Her daughter, Sarah Lamb, works as the Westfield State ICEI program assistant. Lamb previously worked at the East Mt. program, and served as an ed coach for ICEI students on campus last year. Nunes said in addition to helping with course selection, the college program holds bi-weekly, 45 min. to 1 hour-long seminars and check ins with the students on campus. She said half of the time is spent problemsolving around goal-setting, employment, relationships, and social skills. The program also runs a whole employment day and luncheon, where students can work on interview skills. One student in the program, Jamie Curran, went to Westfield Vocational. She is currently taking Intro to Social Work, and also works at T. J.’s in the campus center, making breakfast and smoothies. “Just having the experience to come to college,” Curran said is what she likes best about the program. For the past couple of years, Curran has also assisted her peers at the East Mt. center as an ed coach and job coach. “She (Curran) really enjoys working here as a program

Greeting Card workshops held at the Westfield Athenaeum on the following Thursday evenings: Nov 10th, and Dec 8th from 5:45-7:45p. All materials and instruction are provided and all skill levels are welcome at this adult program. Pre registration is required as seating is limited. To register or for more information, please call Donna at 262-4934.

Continued from Page 1 assistant. She’s learned a lot of skills here, and is hoping that when she turns 22 in the spring, that there will be a position here she can be hired for. We are developing skills she would need to be qualified to work here,” Elander said. She is also their first student to get a driver’s license and car. “She’s a really shining example of what’s possible with transition services, and what’s possible with students connected to the ICEI program,” Elander said. Alec Murray, another Westfield student, said he is enjoying his time at Westfield State. “Aside from the three days I’m here, I work at Shaker Farms Country Club,” Murray said. He says he is studying mathematical applications. Murray also participates in events on campus with ICEI peer mentors. He was particularly looking forward to a football party last Saturday, and an upcoming Halloween party. To further encourage inclusion efforts on campus, Nunes launched the peer mentor group pIeCEs (Positive Inclusion of Everyone Creates Educational Success) which helps ICEI students to develop relationships with other students on campus. Peer mentors accompany ICEI students on campus during night and weekend events. The club also hosts its own events including Halloween parties and semi-formal dances. Annalise St. Marie of Springfield is on the Executive Board of pieCEs. “We’re the ones that come up with a lot of the activities, like the football party. We decided we were going to do this,” St. Marie said. A sophomore studying special education for pre-k through 8, she is also a peer mentor. She said the club is special because of what the club does. “It’s my favorite club on campus,” St. Marie said. “Campus culture is so welcoming. The mission of the university is to be inclusive. There are a lot of indicators our program fits into as part of those goals,” Nunes said. She added that the ICE program is very well supported on campus by Cheryl Stanley, dean of education, who moved the whole education department around to give them office space, and also by Louann D’Angelo in the grants office. “Having a fully inclusive program at a college level is essential for the entire campus community,” said Nunes. “It builds acceptance and understanding and helps prepare all Westfield State students for the future.” Speaking about what happens after a student turns 22 and the programs end, both Nunes and Elander expect changes in the future. “Our program doesn’t go past 22. We try to partner with adult agencies as well,” Nunes said. “What we are really interested in, is what could become a job of that. We look for on-campus internships, and work with the districts to help with that.” Nunes said Elander does a lot with the students in this area. “The ICE initiative has only been around for ten years. We’ve made so much progress in ten years, who knows where we’ll be in another ten,” Nunes said. “Eventually, I think the doors are going to open on campus for all people,” Elander said. Both Nunes and Elander pointed to another Westfield student’s success in the program. Krystal Torres, who is now 23, worked with the Westfield State Women’s Basketball Team and assisted a faculty member in the education department while enrolled in the ICEI program. After completing the program, she continues to work in the education department supported by an adult agency and volunteers her time with the basketball team, assisting with practices and games. “The majority of our students and families never thought college would be an option, so it is rewarding to see them grow and mature through their educational experience at Westfield State,” Nunes said.

Westfield State student Jamie Curran with ed coach Cecil Christian. (Photo by Amy Porter)

Alec Murray, another Westfield student at Westfield State, enjoys going to activities on campus. (Photo by Amy Porter)

Annalise St. Marie (second from left) a peer mentor on campus, with students Shannon Robitaille, Allison Jackowski, Kyle Reardon and Chris Mullins. (Photo by Amy Porter)




SPORTS Saints surge past McCann By CHRIS PUTZ Staff Writer WESTFIELD – The St. Mary High School boys’ soccer team postseason has come early. St. Mary’s surge for a surprise playoff spot continued Tuesday with a 2-0 shutout of McCann Tech at Westfield Middle School North. With the victory, the Saints (6-8-1) are just five points away from a tournament berth. “Hopefully we can push for a playoff spot,” said St. Mary coach Bill Lamirande, whose team has already well surpassed last season’s one win. “No matter what it’s still been a very successful year.” Matt Masciadrelli has been an integral influence on the ball movement between the defense and forward positions. On Tuesday, Masciadrelli set up both goals, one each from freshman Jack Lamirande and sophomore Aaron Blanchard. Blanchard scored the eventual game-winner, and Lamirande tallied the insurance goal. St. Mary goalie Jake Butler continued his excellence in net, recording 22 saves for a shutout. Drew Collins, Jack Masciadrelli, Gio DePergola, and Kevin Rockwal led the defensive charge. “It was probably one of our best all-around game,” coach Lamirande said. The excitement level will likely be at an all-time high on Friday when St. Mary hosts Pioneer Valley Christian on senior night at Westfield Middle School North. The game begins at 4 p.m.

Gators shut out Cybercats Gateway 2, Sci-Tech 0 Joe Coon scored on a corner kick from Evan Lee, and Joel Sanaske tallied a goal on a penalty kick in Gateway’s home victory. Gateway goalie Shane Mastello (4 saves)

recorded a shutout. The Gators improved to 9-3-3.

Tigers tie Westfield Technical Academy 0, Franklin Tech 0 Anatoliy Suprunchuk made five saves to earn a shutout for Westfield Tech at home.

Sheil, Rams top Mustangs Southwick 2, Monson 2 Mike Sheil scored two goals to lead Southwick. Rams’ Connor Geddis and Matt Daley each had one assist. GOLF

Rams cap sensational (regular) season Southwick 20.5, Easthampton 3.5 Southwick completed its regular season schedule 16-2 overall Tuesday as unbeaten Bi-County West champs. The Rams went 12-0 in the Bi-County West, extending their league win streak that to 29. “It’s been a great run,” Southwick coach Al Selden said. “I just hope this is the year we put it all together for Western Mass.” Southwick seventh grader Matthew Garrity, who shot a 42 Tuesday at Edgewood Country Club, completed a season in which he went 16-0 in head-to-head matches. “As a seventh grader, you’re usually lucky just to make the team, never mind not losing,” Selden said. Southwick junior James Longhi, who started the season on fire, finished with the round with 41. Rams’ junior Chris Baker, who has been eased into the fifth slot, shot a team-low 38. Teammates Bradley Durand and Chris

Molta, shot a 44 and 45, respectively. Southwick will seek to extend its good fortune next Monday in the Western Massachusetts Division 2 championships at Crestview Country Club in Agawam. There will be a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

Bombers turn back Terriers Westfield 164, West Springfield 173 Jack Hogan shot a 1-over-36 to lead Westfield to victory against West Side. John Danahey and Liam Whitma each shot 42s for the Bombers (11-5) and Liam Webster finished with a 44.

Willenborg top golfer Hampshire 16, St. Mary 8 St. Mary’s Luke Willenborg leading all golfer with a 6-over 42 at Tekoa Country Club. GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY

Bombers outpace Falcons Westfield 22, Minnechaug 33 In 2015, Westfield ran to a lop-sided victory over the Falcons at home. But this year’s version of the Minnechaug team has improved greatly, with top times very similar to the Bombers’ recent best times. Minnechaug started more than 60 girls, but Westfield found just enough opportunities to move ahead on the unfamiliar 3.1-mile course that wound around the high school campus and through the surrounding wooded land. Westfield’s Sophie Gronbeck finished first overall in 21:36, followed by Bombers’ Mia McDonald (3rd overall, 22:38), Moira McDonald (5th overall, rookie season best time of 23:00), Mary Philpott (6th overall,

MATT MASCIADRELLI 23:00), and Libby Irwin (7th overall, 23:13). Westfield sophomore Hannah Jury turned in a rookie season best run of 23:58. The Bombers’ final victory of the dual meet season also resulted in a winning record of 4-3. The cross country postseason begins with a series of championship meets in the coming weeks, starts with the Pioneer Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference Championship meet on Oct. 29 at Stanley Park. See H.S. Roundup, Page 11

Kirill Ohkrimenko battles it out for possession of the ball for WTA. (Photo by Kellie Adam)

WTA’s Bradley Nelson (24)looks to head butt the ball. (Photo by Kellie Adam)

Josh Bush (20) dribbles the ball down field. (Photo by Kellie Adam) Dan Kontismal (6) kicks the ball down field for WTA. (Photo by Kellie Adam)

WTA’s (21) Stephann Nikiel head butts the ball. (Photo by Kellie Adam)

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS FALL SCHEDULES WESTFIELD TECHNICAL ACADEMY Wednesday, Oct. 19 No Sports Scheduled Thursday, Oct. 20 GIRLS’ SOCCER vs. McCann Tech, Bullens Field, 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 BOYS’ SOCCER vs. Pathfinder, Jachym Field, 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 GIRLS’ SOCCER vs. Hampden Charter School of Science, Bullens Field, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 25 BOYS’ SOCCER at Pioneer Valley Christian School, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 GIRLS’ SOCCER vs. Putnam, Jachym Field, 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 BOYS’ SOCCER vs. Ware, Bullens Field, 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 No Sports Scheduled Monday, Oct. 31 GIRLS’ SOCCER at Pathfinder, St. Joe’s Field, 6:30 p.m.

GATEWAY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL Wednesday, Oct. 19 No Sports Scheduled Thursday, Oct. 20 JV GIRLS’ SOCCER at Ware, 5 p.m. GIRLS’ SOCCER at Ware, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 BOYS’ SOCCER at Smith Academy, 4 p.m. JV BOYS’ SOCCER at Smith Academy, 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 GIRLS’ SOCCER at Smith Academy, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 BOYS’ SOCCER at Renaissance, Marshall Roy Field, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 26 No Sports Scheduled Thursday, Oct. 27 No Sports Scheduled Friday, Oct. 28 JV BOYS’ SOCCER vs. Granby, 4 p.m. BOYS’ SOCCER vs. Granby, 6 p.m. *Saturday, Oct. 29* JV GIRLS’ SOCCER vs. Mount Everett, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ SOCCER vs. Mount Everett, 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31 No Sports Scheduled

SOUTHWICK-TOLLAND REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL Wednesday, Oct. 19 GIRLS’ SOCCER vs. Central, 4 p.m. JV GIRLS’ SOCCER vs. Central, 4 p.m. JV GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL vs. Putnam, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL vs. Putnam, 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 FIELD HOCKEY at Central, 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 JV GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL vs. Central, 5 p.m. GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL vs. Central, 6:15 p.m. JV BOYS’ SOCCER at Palmer, Legion Field, 5 p.m. BOYS’ SOCCER at Palmer, Legion Field, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 WEST DIVISION 2 GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS @ Crestview Country Club, Agawam, 9 a.m. – shotgun start GIRLS’ SOCCER at Monson, Dr. Rogers Field @ Flynt Park, 4 p.m. JV GIRLS’ SOCCER at Monson, Dr. Rogers Field @ Flynt Park, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 25 BOYS’ SOCCER vs. Lenox, 4 p.m. JV BOYS’ SOCCER vs. Lenox, 4 p.m. FIELD HOCKEY vs. Holyoke, 4:30 p.m. JV FIELD HOCKEY vs. Holyoke, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 JV GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL at Holyoke, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL at Holyoke, 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 GIRLS’ SOCCER at Sabis, 4 p.m. JV GIRLS’ SOCCER at Sabis, 4 p.m. JV FIELD HOCKEY at Turners Falls, 5 p.m. FIELD HOCKEY at Turners Falls, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 JV BOYS’ SOCCER at Hampshire, 4 p.m. JV GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL vs. Pioneer Valley Christian Academy, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL vs. Pioneer Valley Christian Academy, 5 p.m. BOYS’ SOCCER at Hampshire, 6 p.m.

ST. MARY HIGH SCHOOL Wednesday, Oct. 19 No Sports Scheduled Thursday, Oct. 20 No Sports Scheduled Friday, Oct. 21 BOYS’ SOCCER vs. Pioneer Valley Christian Academy, Westfield Middle School North, 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 GIRLS’ SOCCER vs. Putnam, Westfield Middle School North, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 25 No Sports Scheduled Wednesday, Oct. 26 No Sports Scheduled Thursday, Oct. 27 GIRLS’ SOCCER at Smith Voke, 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 BOYS’ SOCCER at Pathfinder, 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31 GIRLS’ SOCCER vs. McCann Tech, Westfield Middle School North, 4 p.m.

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WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL Wednesday, Oct. 19 GOLF vs. Holyoke, Tekoa Country Club, 3 p.m. FIELD HOCKEY vs. Minnechaug, 4 p.m. JV FIELD HOCKEY vs. Minnechaug, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 GIRLS’ SOCCER at Pittsfield, Kirvin Park, 4 p.m. JV GIRLS’ SOCCER at Pittsfield, Kirvin Park, 4 p.m. JV GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL vs. East Longmeadow, 5 p.m. GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL vs. East Longmeadow, 6:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 JV BOYS’ SOCCER vs. Central, 5 p.m. BOYS’ SOCCER vs. Central, 7 p.m. FOOTBALL at Putnam, Berte Field, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 WEST DIVISION 1 GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS @ The Ranch Golf Club, Southwick, 10 a.m. – shotgun start GIRLS’ SOCCER at Agawam, 7 p.m. JV GIRLS’ SOCCER at Agawam, 5 p.m. JV FOOTBALL vs. Putnam, 4 p.m. FIELD HOCKEY at Longmeadow, Russell Field, 4 p.m. JV FIELD HOCKEY at Longmeadow, Russell Field, 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 BOYS’ SOCCER vs. Chicopee Comp, Bullens Field, 7 p.m. JV BOYS’ SOCCER vs. Chicopee Comp, Bullens Field, 5 p.m. JV GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL at Ludlow, 5 p.m. GYMNASTICS vs. Agawam, 6 p.m. GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL at Ludlow, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 JV FIELD HOCKEY vs. Amherst-Pelham, 5:30 p.m. FIELD HOCKEY vs. Amherst-Pelham, 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 GIRLS’ SOCCER vs. Northampton, 4 p.m. JV GIRLS’ SOCCER vs. Northampton, 4 p.m. JV BOYS’ SOCCER at Holyoke, Roberts Sports Complex, 5 p.m. JV GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL at West Springfield, 5 p.m. JV FIELD HOCKEY at Agawam, 5:30 p.m.

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL at West Springfield, 6:15 p.m. BOYS’ SOCCER at Holyoke, Roberts Sports Complex, 7 p.m. FIELD HOCKEY at Agawam, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 FOOTBALL vs. East Longmeadow (SENIOR NIGHT), Bullens Field, 7 p.m. *Saturday, Oct. 29* JV GIRLS’ SOCCER at Mount Greylock, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ SOCCER at Mount Greylock, 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31 JV FOOTBALL at East Longmeadow, 4 p.m. GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL at Sci-Tech, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 No Sports Scheduled Wednesday, Nov. 2 GYMNASTICS vs. Minnechaug, Hampshire at Hampshire, 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 No Sports Scheduled Friday, Nov. 4 No Sports Scheduled Monday, Nov. 7 No Sports Scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 8 No Sports Scheduled Wednesday, Nov. 9 No Sports Scheduled Thursday, Nov. 10 No Sports Scheduled Friday, Nov. 11 No Sports Scheduled Saturday, Nov. 12 GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIP @ Minnechaug Regional High School, 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP @ Stanley Park, Times TBA

WESTFIELD STATE UNIVERSITY FALL SCHEDULE 10/19/2016 Men’s Soccer at Rhode Island College Providence, RI 6:00 PM 10/19/2016 Women’s Soccer vs Brandeis University Alumni Field 7:00 PM 10/21/2016 Field Hockey vs Worcester State University Alumni Field 7:00 PM 10/22/2016 Women’s Volleyball at Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, MA 11:00 AM 10/22/2016 Football vs Bridgewater State University Alumni Field 12:00 PM

Buzzards Bay, MA 7:00 PM 10/29/2016 Women’s Volleyball vs Massachusetts Maritime Academy Woodward Center 11:00 AM 10/29/2016 Football at Fitchburg State University Fitchburg, MA 12:00 PM 10/29/2016 Women’s Cross Country at MASCAC Championship Fitchburg, MA 10/29/2016 Men’s Cross Country at MASCAC Championship Fitchburg, MA

10/22/2016 Women’s Volleyball vs Daniel Webster College at Mt. Holyoke, South Hadley, MA 1:00 PM

10/29/2016 Men’s Soccer vs Massachusetts Maritime Academy Alumni Field 1:00 PM

10/22/2016 Women’s Soccer vs Bridgewater State University Alumni Field 5:00 PM

10/29/2016 Women’s Volleyball vs Nichols College Woodward Center 3:00 PM

10/22/2016 Men’s Soccer at Bridgewater State University Bridgewater, MA 5:00 PM

10/29/2016 Field Hockey vs Little East Conference Quarterfinals TBD TBD

10/25/2016 Women’s Volleyball at Wesleyan University Middletown, CT 6:00 PM 10/26/2016 Women’s Soccer at Keene State Keene, NH 5:00 PM 10/26/2016 Field Hockey vs Mount Holyoke College Alumni Field 7:00 PM 10/26/2016 Men’s Soccer at Western Connecticut State Danbury, CT 7:00 PM 10/28/2016 Women’s Soccer at Massachusetts Maritime Academy

11/1/2016 Men’s Soccer vs MASCAC Tournament Quarterfinals TBD TBD 11/1/2016 Women’s Soccer vs MASCAC Tournament Quarterfinals TBD TBD 11/2/2016 Field Hockey vs Little East Conference Semifinals TBD TBD 11/2/2016 Women’s Volleyball vs MASCAC First Round TBD TBD




Chicopee Comp vs. Westfield Girls’ Volleyball

Mckenzie Chaban sails the ball over the Comp blockers. (Photo by Bill Deren)

Westfield 2016 Girls Volleyball Team Senior Night. (Photo by Bill Deren)

Kaitlyn Moran and Megan O’Brien block a Comp shot. (Photo by Bill Deren)

A good crowd on hand for senior night. (Photo by Bill Deren)

H.S. Roundup

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Rams sweep 1-8 Southwick 15, Gateway 50 Southwick swept the top eight spots with Becca Drohen (22:26) leading the way. Reece Couture and Maggie Drohen finished in second (23:43) and third (24:14) respectively. BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY

Carroll, Rams down Gators Southwick 22, Gateway 33 Southwick’s Bill Carroll won the race in

18:48. Jack Davis claimed second (19:22). Gateway’s Brandon Daniels finished third overall (19:28), followed by Gators’ Calvin Rioux (4th, 20:22).

kills, 5 aces, 5 digs), Meg O’Brien (2 kills, 1 ace), Kaitlyn Moran (2 kills, 4 aces), Carey Marshall (12 assists), Jenna Edgley (2 digs), and Sabrina Hawks (6 digs) shined on senior night.


Bombers’ sensational senior sweep Westfield def. Chicopee Comp, 25-17, 25-20, 25-19 Westfield seniors McKenzie Chaban (9


Rams hold off Red Raiders

JV BOYS’ SOCCER Southwick 5, Monson 0 Evan Clarke and Vincent Diaz scored one goal apiece for Southwick. Rams’ Luke VanderVliet had one. Paul Whalley had two assists, and Eric Haynes, Ben Marek, and Clarke had one apiece. Southwick improved to 8-2-3.

Southwick 2, Athol 1 Emily Martin and Erica Pickard each scored a goal to help Southwick down visiting Athol.

Athol vs. Southwick Girls’ Field Hockey

Emma Barnard winding up. (Photo by Bill Deren)

Goal Southwick! (Photo by Bill Deren)


Alyssa Pompi fights for control. (Photo by Bill Deren)

BOYS’ SOCCER Southwick 11-2 Westfield 7-4-4 Westfield Technical Academy 8-3-4 Gateway 9-3-3 St. Mary 6-8-1 GIRLS’ SOCCER Gateway 9-2-3 St. Mary 5-7-1 Westfield 0-8-2 Westfield Technical Academy 3-7-2 Southwick 8-3-3 FOOTBALL Westfield 4-1 GYMNASTICS Westfield 6-0 FIELD HOCKEY Southwick 5-7 Westfield 5-6-2 GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL Southwick 5-9 Westfield 2-10 BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY Southwick 3-1 GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY Westfield 4-3 Southwick 1-1 St. Mary 1-1

Gateway 2-0 GOLF Westfield 11-5 Southwick 16-2 St. Mary 3-12 Westfield Technical Academy 0-8

TUESDAY’S RESULTS BOYS’ SOCCER St. Mary 2, McCann Tech 0 Gateway 2, Sci-Tech 0 Westfield Technical Academy 0, Franklin Tech 0 Southwick 2, Monson 2 GOLF Southwick 20.5, Easthampton 3.5 Westfield 164, West Springfield 173 Hampshire 16, St. Mary 8 GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY Westfield 22, Minnechaug 33 Southwick 15, Gateway 50 BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY Southwick 22, Gateway 33 GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL Westfield 3, Chicopee Comp 0 FIELD HOCKEY Southwick 2, Athol 1



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A Deeply Resentful Brother Dear Annie: My brother and I are close in age, and from the time I was born, he has bullied, teased and ignored me. After years of therapy, he finally confessed that he had been jealous of me because our mother was overwhelmed and he felt abandoned. A few years ago, I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer with a low survival rate, but against all odds, I am in remission. Several months ago, I asked my mother for a financial gift to pay for an experimental treatment that was not covered by insurance. She has a sizable estate and is in her 90s, and she readily agreed. It most likely saved my life. My brother was furious with her and with me and wrote a cold email to the other siblings, saying that “everyone has problems” and asking why I was being given special treatment. Last week, he sent out another email to the family, masked in sincere language about how he was concerned for our mother. He wanted to make us all promise not to ask her for any more gifts, saying she is anxious about her finances. The whole family knows that she is quite comfortably off and that her fears are most likely a result of early dementia. But it was clear in a separate email to me that he blames me for stressing her out. I have no intention of asking my mother for any more money, but these exchanges have left me in tears. My husband says I should not open any emails from my brother and I should cut off contact, but now my brother has contacted all of us with a plan for a sibling reunion -- to take place during a time I’d planned to visit my mother. I don’t feel safe with him, but I’m not sure how to get out of this reunion without causing a family rift. I just want to focus on living each day and loving my young children. -- Living Life Without My Brother Dear Living: For whatever reason, your brother is a deeply unhappy person, and he’s bent on bringing others down into his miserable company. He is toxic, and cutting off communication is the healthy choice for now. Like a classic bully, he’s reacting to your withdrawal by desperately trying even harder to provoke you, stirring the pot with this “sibling reunion.” You absolutely do not have to go to this reunion. Visit your mother instead (assuming the reunion isn’t taking place at her house). If your brother seeks help to become a happier person and less emotionally manipulative toward you, you can reconnect. Until then, insulate yourself from his attacks, and focus on yourself and your recovery. Congratulations on your cancer’s being in remission. Dear Annie: I’d like to know why some restaurants and diners don’t treat tea drinkers the same as coffee drinkers. I’ve been dining with a group on more than one occasion when coffee drinkers were given unlimited free refills on their coffee but I was charged for a second cup of tea. I can’t believe tea costs more than coffee, so I wonder what the reason is. -- Tea Drinker Dear Tea: Your question stumped me, so I asked some servers: Why the “steep” cost for tea? Apparently, it’s because it requires many more steps than coffee. Not all restaurants have hot water at the ready, so they heat it up just for that cup of tea. Then, at more upscale restaurants, there’s the matter of presentation -- presenting all the tea bag choices, arranging the lemon, cream, sugar, etc. This information is purely based on my small, unscientific survey. If any other servers or tea drinkers would like to weigh in on this, I would love to hear from you. Send your questions for Annie Lane to To find out more about Annie Lane and read features by other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at

HINTS FROM HELOISE GOOD MAT HAS A BAD SMELL Dear Heloise: My new MICROFIBER DISH-DRYING MAT smells bad. Nothing I’ve tried, including hand-washing, spraying both sides with a vinegar/water solution and air-drying, has worked. Any hints are greatly appreciated. -- A Reader, via email These microfiber drying mats are machine-washable, so try washing in cold water and then tumble-dry them on low. I’d throw them in with a load of bath and dish towels. This should help to get the smell out. -- Heloise SEND A GREAT HINT TO: Heloise P.O. Box 795000 San Antonio, TX 78279-5000 Fax: 210-HELOISE Email: Heloise(at) SEASONAL PANCAKES Dear Heloise: I like to surprise the kids with “pumpkin pancakes” at this time of year. With Halloween right around the corner, I put a few drops of yellow and red food coloring into pancake batter and mix until it is an orange color (adding more coloring if needed). When you cook the pancakes, they look like little pumpkins. For Christmas pancakes, just do a batch of pancakes with red food coloring and another with the green food coloring. So much fun for the kids! -- Lily G., Colorado Springs, Colo.


Sports on TV Tonight! The Associated Press

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19 GOLF 10:30 p.m. GOLF — PGA Tour, CIMB Classic, first round, at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2:30 a.m. (Thursday) GOLF — LPGA Tour, Blue Bay LPGA, first round, at Hainan Island, China MLB BASEBALL 4 p.m. TBS — AL Championship Series, Game 5, Cleveland at Toronto (if necessary) 8 p.m. FS1 — NL Championship Series, Game 4, Chicago Cubs at L.A. Dodgers NBA BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. ESPN — Preseason, New York at Boston 10 p.m. ESPN — Preseason, Golden State vs. L.A. Lakers, at San Diego

NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. NBCSN — Detroit at N.Y. Rangers SOCCER 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 — UEFA Champions League, Paris SaintGermain vs. Basel FS1 — UEFA Champions League, Barcelona vs. Manchester City FS2 — UEFA Champions League, Arsenal vs. Ludogorets Razgrad FSN — UEFA Champions League, Bayern Munich vs. PSV Eindhoven 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Women, International friendly, United States vs. Switzerland, at Sandy, Utah

Belichick says he ‘can’t take it anymore’ By KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Bill Belichick is throwing in the towel in his ongoing fight with the use of tablets on the sideline. Responding to a question in a conference call Tuesday

about headset issues the Patriots had during last week’s win over the Bengals, Belichick said he “can’t take it anymore” with the tablets, adding there isn’t enough consistency in the performance of the devices. “I’ve given them as much

time as I can give them,” Belichick said of the tablets. “They’re just too undependable for me.” The decision comes after Belichick was caught on camera slamming down a sideline tablet following a Bills touchdown during their


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Oct. 2 matchup. He also railed for several minutes about ongoing issues with NFL technology, including the communication system between coaches in the press box and those on the field, as well as the coach-toquarterback play calling system, which Belichick said “fail on a regular basis.” “There are very few games that we play, home or away, day, night, cold, hot, preseason, regular season, postseason, it doesn’t make any difference; there are very few games where there aren’t issues in some form or fashion with that equipment,” he said. NFL spokesperson Alex Riethmiller said in a statement the league will continue to work with strategic partners like Microsoft to make sure the best systems are in place to help clubs execute their game plans. “Implementing their technology on our sidelines has increased the efficiency and speed of collaboration between coaches and players to an all-time high,” Riethmiller said. “Within our complex environment, many factors can affect the performance of a particular technology either related to or outside of our partner’s solutions.” Belichick said part of the problem is the number of different pieces of equipment that operate on various connections and frequencies. He also said that because it’s NFL-issued equipment, they don’t have the opportunity to work with it during the week in practice to work out potential issues. “We get the equipment the day of the game, or I’d say not the day of the game but a few hours before the game and we test it and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t,” Belichick said. “Usually by game time it is working but I would say not always.” NFL teams were supposed to have more improved Microsoft Surface 4 tablets to use for still images and strategizing in games this season. Tablet use for ingame video playback was approved by the NFL for use in preseason games with the idea that teams could experiment with them and provide feedback for improvement. Around the league, opinions on use of the tablets vary . Coaches like Carolina’s Ron Rivera said in August he felt the tablets created an unfair advantage, while Denver’s Gary Kubiak and Atlanta coach Dan Quinn have praised them. The Patriots were able to utilize video technology in two preseason games. But going forward, Belichick won’t be using them at all. He said he’s going to stick with low tech, printed images taken of plays during the game to help with in-game strategy on the sideline. “It’s a personal decision, I’m done with the tablets,” he said. “I’ve given it my best shot. I’ve tried to work through the process but it just doesn’t work for me.”



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DUSTIN By Steve Kelley and Jeff Parker

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016: This year you push hard to clear up misunderstandings. Others simply have a very different perspective from yours. Confusion surrounds communication more often than not. Double-check meeting places and times. Leave leeway for a hassle when traveling. If you are single, you could become involved with someone who is very exotic. Remain open to different lifestyles. If you are attached, the two of you spend more time together dreaming up fantasy scenarios. Some of you might decide to book an exotic trip with your sweetie. GEMINI often taunts you. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult


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ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH You have a lot to share, but so does a key individual in your life. Schedule enough time to catch up on this person’s news. You’ll see how a changeable situation in your community might affect you. Try not to be negative. A surprise could be on the way. Tonight: Spontaneity works. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH Be aware of your spending. You could go overboard when out buying your usual weekly goods. You can open up your thinking more easily than you realize. As a result, you will start seeing new paths. Examine what is going on with a friend at a distance. Tonight: Pay bills first. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHH Some people think you are just lucky, but the truth is that you simply have an excellent sense of timing. You also read people well. Confusion could surround a professional. Do your best to sort it out. News from a distance might be surprising. Tonight: Happy at home. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHH Take some long-overdue personal time. Fatigue or boredom could interfere with your routine. You understand the need for a change of pace. Rather than get into a touchy situation, take the day off. Tonight: A loved one does the unexpected. Be surprised yet delighted. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Be willing to go out of your way to reach out to a friend. This person has a way of reinvigorating you mentally and emotionally with his or her enthusiasm. A haze might surround a joint financial matter. Your words have an effect on others. Tonight: Be more upbeat. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH You can adjust to change. Your finances will become even stronger than in the recent past. Try not to let go of your budget. Don’t spend any money before the check has cleared at the bank. A partner or close associate could be full of financial surprises. Tonight: Dinner for two. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH You can be quite intellectual and witty. You’ll see a difficult situation through new eyes after a conversation with a close friend. You understand exactly what to do; however, staying still and remaining quiet might be more effective. Tonight: Decide on a trip in the near future. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHHH You could be too tired to deal with a talkative associate. You will listen anyway, just to see if there is anything you need to know. Follow your instincts, especially with someone you meet in the near future; this person might not be who he or she claims to be. Tonight: Out late. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH You could be confused by everything that is happening around you. You might hear some information about a family member that you know is wrong. Be more open to others’ input. Curb a tendency to make peace by trying to please people. Tonight: Listen to what a friend suggests. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHH You have a lot of ground to cover. You might opt to change direction, especially if it points to more success. You express more and more flexibility. You’ll hear more news about a professional matter from someone you look up to. Tonight: Know when to call it a night. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHH You have a childlike side that is impossible to ignore. You might become somber in a very serious situation, but not today. Emphasize those you care about, especially someone whom you have put on a pedestal. Unexpected news heads your way. Tonight: Embrace impulsiveness. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)



HHH Tension seems to surround a personal matter. It appears that what you need and what someone else needs could be on opposite ends of the spectrum. A partner might offer some feedback. Hear this person out, and you’ll be glad you did. Tonight: Cocoon at home.



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NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday’s Games Colorado 4, Pittsburgh 3, OT N.Y. Rangers 7, San Jose 4 Detroit 5, Ottawa 1 Boston 4, Winnipeg 1 Tuesday’s Games San Jose 3, N.Y. Islanders 2 Washington 3, Colorado 0 New Jersey 2, Anaheim 1 Ottawa 7, Arizona 4 Montreal 4, Pittsburgh 0 Tampa Bay 4, Florida 3, SO Minnesota 6, Los Angeles 3 Dallas 2, Nashville 1 Chicago 7, Philadelphia 4 Calgary 4, Buffalo 3, OT Edmonton 3, Carolina 2 St. Louis at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

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On or about October 28, 2016 the City of Westfield will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as Avery Street Sidewalk Replacement for the purpose of replacing sidewalks and curbing on Avery Street using $110,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds.

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

NATIONAL F O O TB A L L L E A G U E AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div New England 5 1 0 .833 149 91 3-1-0 2-0-0 4-1-0 1-0-0 1-1-0 Buffalo 4 2 0 .667 162 103 2-1-0 2-1-0 1-2-0 3-0-0 1-1-0 Miami 2 4 0 .333 118 134 2-1-0 0-3-0 2-3-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 N.Y. Jets 1 5 0 .167 95 164 0-2-0 1-3-0 1-3-0 0-2-0 1-0-0 South W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div Houston 4 2 0 .667 108 127 4-0-0 0-2-0 3-1-0 1-1-0 2-0-0 Tennessee 3 3 0 .500 120 127 1-2-0 2-1-0 2-2-0 1-1-0 0-1-0 Jacksonville 2 3 0 .400 101 127 1-2-0 1-1-0 1-2-0 1-1-0 1-0-0 Indianapolis 2 4 0 .333 160 174 2-1-0 0-3-0 1-3-0 1-1-0 0-2-0 North W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div Pittsburgh 4 2 0 .667 154 123 3-0-0 1-2-0 3-1-0 1-1-0 1-0-0 Baltimore 3 3 0 .500 117 115 1-2-0 2-1-0 3-1-0 0-2-0 1-0-0 Cincinnati 2 4 0 .333 109 145 1-1-0 1-3-0 2-3-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 Cleveland 0 6 0 .000 113 176 0-2-0 0-4-0 0-4-0 0-2-0 0-1-0 West W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div Oakland 4 2 0 .667 152 163 1-2-0 3-0-0 3-1-0 1-1-0 1-1-0 Denver 4 2 0 .667 140 108 2-1-0 2-1-0 2-1-0 2-1-0 0-1-0 Kansas City 3 2 0 .600 109 102 2-0-0 1-2-0 3-2-0 0-0-0 2-0-0 San Diego 2 4 0 .333 173 155 2-1-0 0-3-0 2-3-0 0-1-0 1-2-0 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div Dallas 5 1 0 .833 159 107 2-1-0 3-0-0 4-1-0 1-0-0 1-1-0 Washington 4 2 0 .667 142 142 2-2-0 2-0-0 2-1-0 2-1-0 2-1-0 Philadelphia 3 2 0 .600 135 78 2-0-0 1-2-0 1-2-0 2-0-0 0-1-0 N.Y. Giants 3 3 0 .500 116 131 2-1-0 1-2-0 2-3-0 1-0-0 1-1-0 South W L T Pct PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div Atlanta 4 2 0 .667 199 166 1-1-0 3-1-0 2-2-0 2-0-0 2-1-0 Tampa Bay 2 3 0 .400 94 142 0-2-0 2-1-0 2-2-0 0-1-0 2-0-0 New Orleans 2 3 0 .400 155 168 1-2-0 1-1-0 1-2-0 1-1-0 1-1-0 Carolina 1 5 0 .167 161 176 1-2-0 0-3-0 1-4-0 0-1-0 0-3-0 North W L T Pct PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div Minnesota 5 0 0 1.000 119 63 3-0-0 2-0-0 3-0-0 2-0-0 1-0-0 Green Bay 3 2 0 .600 114 113 2-1-0 1-1-0 2-2-0 1-0-0 1-1-0 Detroit 3 3 0 .500 150 153 2-1-0 1-2-0 2-2-0 1-1-0 0-2-0 Chicago 1 5 0 .167 101 143 1-2-0 0-3-0 1-2-0 0-3-0 1-0-0 West W L T Pct PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div Seattle 4 1 0 .800 105 78 3-0-0 1-1-0 2-1-0 2-0-0 1-1-0 Los Angeles 3 3 0 .500 110 137 1-1-0 2-2-0 3-2-0 0-1-0 2-1-0 Arizona 3 3 0 .500 153 104 2-2-0 1-1-0 2-1-0 1-2-0 1-1-0 San Francisco 1 5 0 .167 127 185 1-2-0 0-3-0 1-4-0 0-1-0 1-2-0 Thursday, Oct. 13 Thursday’s Games San Diego 21, Denver 13 Chicago at Green Bay, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 Sunday’s Games Jacksonville 17, Chicago 16 N.Y. Giants at Los Angeles, 9:30 a.m. New England 35, Cincinnati 17 Minnesota at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Detroit 31, Los Angeles 28 New Orleans at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Miami 30, Pittsburgh 15 Oakland at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Washington 27, Philadelphia 20 Baltimore at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Tennessee 28, Cleveland 26 Washington at Detroit, 1 p.m. Buffalo 45, San Francisco 16 Indianapolis at Tennessee, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants 27, Baltimore 23 Buffalo at Miami, 1 p.m. New Orleans 41, Carolina 38 Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Kansas City 26, Oakland 10 Tampa Bay at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Dallas 30, Green Bay 16 San Diego at Atlanta, 4:05 p.m. Seattle 26, Atlanta 24 New England at Pittsburgh, 4:25 p.m. Houston 26, Indianapolis 23, OT Seattle at Arizona, 8:30 p.m. Open: Dallas, Carolina Open: Tampa Bay, Minnesota Monday, Oct. 17 Monday’s Games Arizona 28, N.Y. Jets 3 Houston at Denver, 8:30 p.m.

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The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements. An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at the Office of Community Development at Westfield City Hall, 59 Court Street, Westfield, MA and may be examined or copied weekdays 9:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Westfield Office of Community Development. All comments received by October 27, 2016: notice date plus seven days will be considered by the City of Westfield prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION The City of Westfield certifies to HUD that Brian P. Sullivan in his capacity as Mayor of the City of Westfield consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Westfield to use Program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the City of Westfield’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Westfield; (b) the City of Westfield has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to HUD at the Boston Area Office, 10 Causeway Street, Boston MA 02222-1092. Potential objectors should contact HUD Boston to verify the acCan You Help Sarah? tual last day of the objection period. Brian P. Sullivan Mayor, City of Westfield

October 19, 2016 Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Date of Death: August 29, 2016 To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Linda Messenger of Thomston, CT A Will has been admitted to informal probate Linda Messenger of Thomston, CT has been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Representative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner.

October 19, 26, 2016 November 2, 2016 NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Premises: 903 Western Avenue, Westfield, Massachusetts By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Kevin B. Fuller and Darlene Fuller to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Nominee for Quicken Loans, Inc. and now held by Quicken Loans Inc., said mortgage dated April 20, 2012, and recorded in the Hampden County Registry of Deeds, in Book 19228 at Page 254, as affected by Loan Modification Agreement dated May 15, 2014 and recorded with said Deeds in Book 20318, Page 198, as affected by an Assignment of Mortgage dated December 2, 2013, and recorded with said Deeds in Book 20137 at Page 115, of which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder, for breach of the conditions in said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction on November 9, 2016, at 11:00 AM Local Time upon the premises, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, to wit: Certain real estate situate in Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, being known and designated as Lot No. 22 (twenty-two) as shown on Plan of Lots recorded in Hampden County Registry of Deeds, Book of Plans 102, Page 17, said lot No. 22 (twenty-two) being more particularly bounded and described as follows; SOUTHWESTERLY: by Western Avenue a distance of One Hundred Sixteen and 30/100 (116.30) feet; thence NORTHWESTERLY: by Lot No. 21 (twenty-one) as shown on said plan a distance of One Hundred Twenty-Four and 45/100 (124.45) feet; thence NORTHEASTERLY: by Access Road as shown on said plan One Hundred Eighteen and 19/100 (118.19) feet; and thence SOUTHEASTERLY: by Lot No. 23 (twenty-three) as shown on said plan a distance of One Hundred Thirty-Three and 02/100 (133.02) feet; to the point of beginning. The description of the property contained in the mortgage shall control in the event of a typographical error in this publication. For Mortgagor's Title, see Deed dated April 9, 2012, and recorded in Book 19228 at Page 250 with the Hampden County Registry of Deeds. TERMS OF SALE: Said premises will be sold and conveyed subject to all liens, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, tax titles, municipal liens and assessments, if any, which take precedence over the said mortgage above described. TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) Dollars of the purchase price must be paid in cash, certified check, bank treasurer's or cashier's check at the time and place of the sale by the purchaser. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid in cash, certified check, bank treasurer's or cashier's check within thirty (30) days after the date of sale.


LEGAL NOTICES October 19, 2016 Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Docket No. HD16P1796EA INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE Estate of: ROBERT BURTON MacDONALD Also Known As: ROBERT B. MacDONALD Date of Death: August 25, 2016 To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Harold F. MacDonald of San Jose, CA A Will has been admitted to informal probate Harold F. MacDonald of San Jose, CA has been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Representative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner.

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Other terms to be announced at the sale. Marinosci Law Group, P.C. Docket No. HD16P1713EA 275 West Natick Road Suite 500 INFORMAL PROBATE Warwick, RI 02886 PUBLICATION NOTICE Want To Know A Secret?Attorney for Quicken Loans Inc. Estate of:Sarah. Ask Present Holder of the Mortgage BRUCE A. WHITTINGHAM Telephone: (401) 234-9200 MLG File No.: 13-15647 Date of Death: A-4595834 August 29, 2016 10/19/2016, 10/26/2016, To all persons interested in the 1 1 / 0 2 / 2 0 1 6 above captioned estate, by Peti-

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The Town of Southwick (population 9,500) is seeking candidates for a position of a fulltime Town Accountant, 40 hours per week. A copy of the job description and employment application can be obtained by contacting the Select Board Office at (413)569-5995 or on the Town of Southwick website at Position responsible for the administration and direction of all municipal accounting functions required for a town in conformity with applicable Massachusetts State and Federal Laws. Position is eligible for a contract pursuant to MGL 41, Sec. 108N. Starting compensation range of $72,000.00 to $77,000.00 depending upon qualifications and experience.

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MOVING SALE SOUTHWICK- 8 PARTRIDGE LANE, October 21&22, 9-3. Ping-pong table, couch, King headboard, toys and children's clothes. Rain or Shine.

The Select Board Office 454 College Highway Southwick, MA, 01077 Position is open until filled. The Town of Southwick is an ADA/EOE/AA employer.

WESTFIELD: 50 Highland View St. Fri/Sat. October 21st/22nd. 10am-2pm. Troybilt lanwmower, John Deere cutting deck bagging attachment, craft supplies, some collectibles. Something for everyone. Stop by! Rain or Shine

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SOUTHAMPTON -70 VALLEY ROAD, Oct. 21- Oct. 23. Friday to Sunday, 9-3.Many eclectic items. Rain date: Oct 28th-30th.

We need qualified CNAs! Come prepared with the following: Resume/Job History References CNA License CPR Card Immunization Records Recent Pay Stub

WESTFIELD - 156 SACKETT ROAD, October 22&23, 8-2. Tools, woman's snowboard & boots- worn once; household items, jewelry. Rain or Shine.

WESTFIELD 27 PINEWOOD LANE, Oct. 21-23, 9-5. Must see! Fold-up table, seats 6; kitchen table, pool table, seasonal decor, bamboo chair, cookbooks, more.

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Roma Restaurant in Southwick is hiring. Waitresses must be 18 yrs. old. All positions require flexibility and weekends. Apply in person. NO PHONE CALLS.




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PETS THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME PET SITTING SERVICE Vacation care, over night sittings, daily dog walks. (413)667-3684




Whirlpool, white with top freezer. 66"H x 31"Dx33"W. 21 Cf. $600 or best offer. Brand New!



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Tapco International, a growing plastics extruder in Westfield, MA, is looking for an experienced Lead Maintenance Technician for our Monday through Friday, 7 AM to 3:30 PM shift. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 4 years experience in a manufacturing maintenance environment. Previous experience in a plastic sheet extrusion facility or paper manufacturing facility is a plus. This position will report to the Maintenance Manager and will be responsible for the maintenance and repair of Extrusion Lines, Mixing Equipment, and other Plant Equipment supporting the manufacturing process.

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TREE SERVICES • Tree Removal • Wood Chipping • Stump Grinding

601 Blandford Rd. Russell, MA 01071

413-207-7592 Steve Leinbach

Serving Westfield and surrounding communities

• Debris, shrub & thick brush removal • All types of home landscaping considered • Mulch, Stone, Fill and Loam MIKE SHAKER


PLUMBING & HEATING Sewer & Drain Cleaning 413-782-7322 No Job

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ARTICLES FOR SALE Pfaltzgraff Dinnerware, 8 place settings with serving pieces. Oak coffee table, 31"x45"; 2 Hitchcock chairs. Please call 413-739-0790.

Tools & Equipment 3 Kobalt aluminum pickup toolboxes, 1-crossover, 2 side. Good condition $200 Millermatic T130 MIG-welder with extras, $225. Tools- Construction, mechanics, auto body including drills, saws, handtools. Contents of garage. By appointment only. 413-848-2358



To Advertise call 413-562-4181 Ext, 118 FIREWOOD 100% HARDWOOD, GREEN 3 year season. 1/2 & 1/4 cords also available. Outdoor furnace wood also available, cheap. CALL FOR DAILY SPECIALS!! Wholesale Wood Products (304)851-7666

AFFORDABLE FIREWOOD Seasoned and green. Cut, split, delivered. Any length. Now ready for immediate delivery. Senior and bulk discount. Call (413)530-4820 or 413-626-3888

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FIREWOOD WEIDLER LOGGING Purchasing standing timber and specializing in land clearing. Local company in business for 20+ years. Green firewood. Cut, split & delivered. Free delivery in Westfield area. Mixed hardwoods. $180 p/128 cf. 413-835-5491

A STEP ABOVE THE REST! JMF CHIMNEY SERVICE Repair your chimney before winter wreaks havoc. We do brick repair, crown seals and repairs. We also do stainless steel liner installs, as well as stainless rain caps. We sweep all flues. Free estimates provided. Call: 413-330-2186 HENTNICK CHIMNEY SWEEPS. Chimney repairs and rebuilds. Stainless steel caps and liner systems. Inspections, masonry work and gutter cleaning. Free estimates. Insured. Quality work from a business you can trust. (413)848-0100, (800)793-3706.

CONCRETE WEST POURED CONCRETE 4 foot garage foundations; floors, driveways, excavation, patios and additions. ALWAYS FREE ESTIMATES. In business for over 20 years. Fully insured. 413-562-2911 or 413-427-2363



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

A RON JOHNSON's Floor Sanding, Installation, Repairs, 3 coats polyurethane. Free estimates. (413)569-3066.


AFFORDABLE FIREWOOD Seasoned and green. Cut, split, delivered. Any length. Now ready for immediate delivery. Senior and bulk discount. Call (413)530-4820 or 413-626-3888

SEASONED FIREWOOD 100% hardwood Stacking available Cut, split, delivered (128cu.ft.) Volume discounts Call for pricing Hollister's Firewood 860-653-4950 or 860-250-4869

HAULING A.R.A. Junk, Furniture & Appliance Removal Full house clean-outs. Basements, attics & garages. Demolition: Patios, sheds and swing-sets. You name it...we take it! Senior discounts. Free estimates on phone. Credit cards accepted. 7 days a week. Emergency, same day service. Call Pete 413-433-0356

SUSAN'S DOG SERVICES Certified and insured dog trainer. Providing personalized walking, training, pet-sitting services in the comfort of your own home. Servicing Westfield and most surrounding communities. Call for your free consultation. 413-302-1940

DRYWALL T-BEST DRYWALL. Complete professional drywall at amateur prices. Our ceilings are tops! Call Mike 413-821-8971. Free estimates.

ELECTRICIAN JIM FERRIS ELECTRIC Senior discount. No job too small! Insured, free estimates. 40 years experience. Lic. #16303. Call (413)330-3682. POEHLMAN ELECTRIC All types of wiring. Free estimates, insured. SPECIALIZING IN PORTABLE AND WHOLE HOUSE KOHLER GENERATORS, SERVICE UPGRADES, SMALL JOBS, POOLS. Gutter de-icing cables installed. All calls answered! Best prices, prompt service. Lic. #A-16886. (413)562-5816. MASTER ELECTRICIAN 40 years experience. Insured. Reasonable prices. No job too small. Lic# A7625.Call Tom Daly, (413)543-3100.

HOME IMPROVEMENT AFFORDABLE BUILDING CONTRACTOR 20 Years experience. Licensed & insured. Repairs, Renovations & Construction. Specializing in Decks, Roofs, Garages, Additions & Log Cabins and Basement conversions Call Dave: 413-568-6440 DAVE DAVIDSON: Bathroom & Kitchen Remodeling "GET IT RIGHT THIS TIME" Complete Bath Renovations. Now serving CT. Insured. Quality Work on Time on Budget Since 1984. MA. License #072233, MA.Registration #144831. CT. HIC. #0609568 569-9973. www.davedavidsonremodeling. com

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. DELREO HOME IMPROVEMENT All your exterior home improvement needs. Roofing, siding, windows, decks and gutters. Free quotes. Extensive references, fully licensed & insured in MA/CT.

Call Gary Delcamp (413)569-3733

HOUSE CLEANING TWO MOM'S CLEANING SERVICE Personalized Cleaning Commercial & Residential Fully Insured & Bonded Call NOW for FREE Estimate 10+ Years Experience References Available 413-326-1278

CLEANING CONNECTION Very reasonable pricing and sparkling results! 5 years experience and many satisfied customers. References available. Commercial & Residential. 413-478-2895

ACCURATE LAWNCARE Leaf & Brush Removal Gutter Cleaning Trimming & Mowing, Snow Removal with Sanding Family owned & operated Call (413)579-1639

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



PETER'S LANDSCAPING Complete landscaping service. Low, prices, great work. Now accepting new accounts. Sign up for mowing and get 2nd mowing at half-price! Weekly and biweekly mowing available. 413-789-0337.



Interior & Exterior 25 years experience Including aluminum siding. Commercial & Residential. Water damage repairs, ceiling, wall and exterior repairs. Power washing. FOR FREE ESTIMATE call: Ken 568-5146

GUTTER CLEANING GUTTER CLEANING Clean-outs, Junk Removal; Odd Jobs. QUICK RESPONSE. One Call. Leave Message RICK: 413-977-6502

LANDSCAPING & LAWN CARE Hagger's Landscaping Services LLC Hedge trimming; mulching and stone; plantings and landscape design; lawn restoration; patios/walkways; Koi ponds Always accepting new clients for regular lawn maintenance mowing, trimming, Spring/Summer/ Fall clean-ups. All your landscaping needs Residential & Commercial Fully Insured/Free Estimates (413) 626 6122 or visit:

LAWN CARE Spring Clean-ups: Gutter-cleaning, leaf removal; Rototilling; Senior discounts. Free Estimates. 413-314-8575

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

Plumley Landscape Inc. Call us today for all your landscape needs. Landscape design and planting, irrigation installation and repair, and complete yard renovations. Drainage problems, stump grinding, chipper service, bobcat service, gravel driveways, excavation and demolition, including getting rid of that unwanted pool. 413-862-4749


JIM'S TRACTOR SERVICES Grading & leveling of trap rock, dirt driveways & short roads; loader work. Mowing of fields & lots with large rotory mower. Equipment transportation. Insured (413)530-5430

TRUCK SERVICE TOP TRUCK SERVICES CORP. Family Owned Servicing Western Mass since 1998

Truck & Trailer Repair We repair Pick-ups, Vans, SUVs & Campers in addition to light, medium, and heavy duty diesel trucks. NAPA Truck Service Budget Truck Rental Location 24-Hour Emergency Service Fleet Repair MA Inspection Station

5 Generations of Forest Management & Service to the Community

"No truck or job too big or too small"

We deliver. Run by veterans. Green Meadow Lumber

165 Bliss St. West Springfield, MA



WEIDLER LOGGING Purchasing standing timber and specializing in land clearing. Local company in business for 20+ years. Green firewood. Cut, split & delivered. Free delivery in Westfield area. Mixed hardwoods. $180 p/128 cf.

WESTFIELD: Beautiful, 2 bedroom townhouse. Clean, quiet, 1-1/2 baths, carpeting, appliances, hot water included. Sorry no pets. $875. (860)485-1216. Equal Housing Opportunity

WESTFIELD- 3RD FLOOR, 3bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bath. $950/month plus utilities. First, last, and security. 413-250-4811.


ALWAYS CALL FIRST!!! M&M SERVICES 29 Years serving the Westfield area. Painting, staining, house washing, interior/exterior. Wall coverings. Water damage and ceiling/wall repairs. Commercial/residential. Free estimates. Insured. References. Call Carmine at: 413-568-9731 or 413-537-4665 No job too small !!

WESTFIELD: Spacious 3-Bedroom apartment, 1st floor, 0ffstreet parking. Available November 1st. $850 First/Last/Security. Call for more information. 413-297-7451.

WESTFIELD - 1 LARGE-BEDROOM. Five rooms, own driveway, 2nd floor, owner occupied antique house. Quiet, single tenant only. No Pets. Available now. $695/month. (413)572-0696.



WESTFIELD: 1st Floor, 2 Bedroom, Living Room, Kitchen & Bath. 1st/Last/Security. $825 p/month + utiities. 413-250-4811

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WESTFIELD- FIRST FLOOR. 1bedroom apartment, stove & refrigerator. No utilities, no pets, non-smoker. Parking on premises. Available November 1. $725/month. Shown by appointment only. 413-568-5905.

Westfield: Close to center. Refreshed, updated, spacious 2nd floor apartment. This very clean, 5 Room, 3-bedroom unit is very inexpensive to run. First/last & security. Key fee required. No pets. Call 413-569-8877 for appointment.

BUSINESS PROPERTY Garage Bay for Rent Available Nov. 1st. Excellent location in Westfield, next to established inspection station. $650 p/month. 1st/last. Call for more details. 413-297-7451

LIQUOR STORE BUSINESS FOR SALE $119,000 plus portion of inventory. $800k sales yearly. Owners retiring. Rented location. 5 East Silver St., Westfield. 413-267-0497

RESTAURANT SPACE/ BUILDING Former Four Main St. Bar & Grill. For lease or sale. Totally turn-key! Furnished. Banquet room seats 50, Restaurant/Bar seats 75. Colonial setting. Corner of Rt. 20 & Main Street, on the green. Foothills of the Berkshires. Great location! 20 mins to Westfield, Northampton, and Lee.

K & B STUMP GRINDING serving the Westfield area since 1988. Clean-up available. Fully insured; reliable; experienced & professional. (413)562-9128

$2,000 per month + security. Call Jeff: 413-531-2197 for more information.




A BETTER OPTION GRANFIELD TREE SERVICE Tree Removal, Land Clearing, Excavating. (413)569-6104

WESTFIELD: Commercial space for rent. 1500 sq. ft. 10' ceilings. Clear span. Big foot garage door. Office bathroom. 1006 Southampton Rd. 413-562-4246

AFFORDABLE Lawnmower Services Tune-ups/Repairs. FREE pick-up & delivery. Same day service available. 786-0022

American Tree & Shrub: Removal, pruning, bucket/crane work. Stump grinding, light excavation and tree planting. Firewood Available

Fully Insured, Free Estimates. PAINTINGCan & You Help Sarah? 24-hour Emergency Services. WALLPAPERING Veteran Owned

40 yrs. Experience HOME DECOR has been mak413-569-0469 ing beautiful new rooms for over 16 years. From cabinet makeovers to faux finishes, staging UPHOLSTERY for sales and decorating advice for a new look. Call Kendra now KEITH'S UPHOLSTERY for all your painting needs. Fully & REPAIRS insured. 30+ years experience for home Free Estimates or business. Discount off all fab(413)626-8880 or rics. Get quality workmanship at (413)564-0223 a great price. Free pickup and delivery. Call (413)562-6639.


WINDOW CLEANING RAIN GUTTERS CLEANED & REPAIRED Chimneys repaired and CRYSTAL CLEAR WINDOWS chimney caps installed. Cleaned inside and out! Antennas removed. Roof leaks Including storms and screens. Want To Know A Secret? repaired, vent areas sealed. Ask Sarah. Fully insured. Free estimates. Senior citizen discount. Insured. Call Paul NOW for your Free estimates. FALL appointment. H.I. Johnson Services 413-237-2053 (413)596-8859 (before 9pm)

MOBILE HOMES SPRINGFIELD: Completely remodeled, 2 bedrooms, 12'x57'. Excellent condition, appliances, aluminum roof, patio shed. $45,000. Sarah Helps Seniors 593-9961 DASAP.MHVILLAGE.COM

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A1 JOBS/HANDYMAN Debris removal, landscaping, Fall yard cleanup, interior and exterior painting, power washing, basic carpentry and plumbing. All types of repair work and more. (413)562-7462 How Did This HouseHelp Seniors?

Wednesday, October 19, 2016