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Volume 4, Number 27 – 28 Pages Thursday, March 10, 2011
Two ‘tails’ of hounds Elementary
Pair’s absence of more than two
weeks unexplained by owner
After all, when he finally did come
As a result, they were fenced in.
However, as this winter’s snow fell and
– WARREN –
home, out of nowhere, appearing at the
sliding glass door inside the fence that was
supposed keep him in, he smelled like a
piled up, the fence became shorter and
shorter until the dogs could make a break
barn, according to his owner Ray They took off together as always and at - BROOKFIELD -
By Jonathan Cook Starsiak. first Starsiak wasn’t too worried. After all,
Turley Publications Reporter Starsiak is retired and living alone with most of the time, they return by 4 p.m., By Jennifer Grybowski
Squiggy and Xeana, a pair of handsome the dinner hour. Turley Publications Reporter
wandering dog comes across a barn Beagle hounds, in apartment above his Starsiak said Squiggy, the male, “has an
on his travels and meanders in look- son’s house on the edge of woods that alarm clock in his stomach.” evel funding was the name of the
ing for a meal and a rest. The door reach deep into Ware. But then they didn’t come back. And it game when the Brookfield
shuts from the outside and he’s trapped. His son purchased him the Beagles for was cold. Beagles have short hair. Starsiak Elementary School Committee held
That’s one guess as to where Squiggy, a his birthday from a rescue Kennel in worried. a public hearing for the school’s budget
three-year-old Beagle with short legs and a northern Vermont. Ever since, they seem during its regular meeting March 8. The
long appetite, spent two and a half weeks to have a penchant for wandering north. See HOUNDS I PAGE 6 total budget package at $2,807,724, repre-
sents an 1.2 percent increase over last
“Given everything that’s happening in
this building, we’re in pretty good shape,”
Tantasqua Business Manager Deborah
The grand total of budget items is actu-
ally $2,869,724 and at their last meeting
the school committee voted to appropriate
$62,000 of school choice funds to the
budget to help balance it out. The commit-
tee put $45,000 of school choice funds to
the budget last year, but Boyd said she
thought the extra $18,000 was appropriate
as one one-on-one aid position is school
The largest chunk of the budget,
$2,142,916, is taken up by instruction
costs. Principal Kathleen Hosterman
noted that all budgets in this area are level
funded, with the only increase exceptions
being those associated contractual obliga-
tions. Some of the changes that occur with-
in the budget from last year to this year
are the result of staffing changes.
For example, the amount budgeted for
a speech therapist position last year was
$38,401 and this year it is $54,480; the
amount of special education teacher
salaries budgeted for last year was
$254,907 and this year it is $215,366;
The budget also includes an $800
increase in the programs and assemblies
budget. Durgin explained that increase
TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTO BY JONATHAN COOK
Ray Starsiak was crestfallen when his dogs, Xeana and Squiggy, did not return right away, but to speak to the gentleman now is to hear sunshine in his voice.
See BUDGET I PAGE 6
All incumbents seeking
re-election on May 10
- EAST BROOKFIELD - Cemetery Commissioner and
Whiz! - WARREN –
everyone feeling pretty proud of
what they’re doing.
also Trustee of Shade Trees and By Jonathan Cook Principal Greg Myers has said
By Ruth M. Lyon Cemetery Funds, Jennifer Turley Publications Reporter of teacher and club advisor
Turley Publications Reporter McNeaney. Charles Howard, “he’s very
Also, Susan Gordon, Board knowledgeable and passionate
ow to make a roomful of
of Health; Sandra Buxton,
lections for town officials School Committee mem- about it.”
will be held on May 10, Finance committee; Christine bers smile: present a pair Howard demonstrated his
and according to Town Lamoureux and Robert of middle schoolers who possess knowledge and passion through
Clerk Virginia Allen, all of the Ciaffone, seeking re-elections as confidence and inspiration for his students as he introduced
incumbents up for re-election Trustees of Public Library; learning and have them rattle off himself and let Club President
have announced intentions to Michael Jaquith and Andre J. their knowledge and ideas. Melody Johnson and Technical
seek another term; there is one Cormier, Sr., seeking re-elections That’d make anyone feel good Adviser Patrick O’Shea have the
vacancy, for Constable, she said. to the Planning Board; Peter about the future. floor.
There are no contests as of yet, Rock, Spencer-East Brookfield That’s what happened last On a table, O’Shea placed an
she said. Regional School district – East Monday night at the monthly object that looked like it could be
Those seeking re-election are: Brookfield Representative; and Quaboag School Committee meet- a high tech medical device on
Selectman Lawrence Gordon; Robert H. Allen, Tree Warden. ing when a trio from the Quaboag treads. Then he produced a flash-
Treasurer Rae Anne Barnes; The last day to submit nomi- community – the Lego Robotics light and explained that he would TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTO BY
Collector of Taxes, Sandra JONATHAN COOK
Club’s president, technical advis- Patrick O’Shea moves a lego robot via light
Kady; Assessor Susan V. Jacobs; See ELECTIONS I PAGE 7 er and faculty advisor – had See ROBOTS I PAGE 7 sensors as the school committee looks on.
PA G E 2 A Turley Publication • www.turley.com I Thursday, March 10, 2011
Richard Dickie Fiske honored by Red Sox
Heart, a fund provid- money for these strug-
ing financial assistance gling families…even
to families with chil- This is a very donates his own time
dren suffering from and money to help any
malignant or chronic special thing in resident of the town
illnesses. He is, accord-
ing to Brewer, “the guy
my life, and I’ve who needs his help for
any reason – a ride to
to go to when there’s had a lifetime of the grocery store, help
nowhere else to turn.” shoveling a sidewalk, or
The eighty-seven a donation for another
year old, who loves to local charity.”
speak of his charity, – Richard “Dickie” Fiske Lyons’ letter in
and works tirelessly to response says that plan-
raise and dispense funds to those in ning for the pre-game schedule for the
need, is more reticent when he speaks of 2011 season is still underway; “however,
his other talent, his lifelong and leg- we will keep out eye open for any first
endary ability to throw a baseball or pitch openings and let you know what
TURLEY PUBLICATIONS FILE PHOTO BY TIM KANE softball with amazing results. He still date is available.”
Dick Fiske still plays in his own senior baseball team in North Brookfield. pitches for a league in this town. Fiske, contacted at home, expressed
Massachusetts state Sen. Stephen M. first, disbelief, then delight. “I just can’t
– NORTH BROOKFIELD – Operations for the Boston team. Brewer, a longtime friend and supporter believe this; this will be the greatest day
Whether or not this will include a first of Fiske, wrote in December to Beth of my life. Who could believe this could
By Ruth M. Lyon pitch opportunity remains to be seen, Kurdys of the Red Sox Organization, happen to me,” he laughed. Adding to his
Turley Publications Reporter but Richard Fiske is, in his own words, outlining Fiske’s humanitarian work, delight was the fact that the four tickets
“the happiest I can be” to have received and inquiring as to the possibility of his would allow him to invite his sons as well.
an invitation to come to the ballpark throwing out the first pitch at an upcom- “I’ve always known that Steve
he Red Sox organization has invit-
ed one of the team’s biggest fans to early, bringing three guests, to tour the ing Red Sox game. “His dedication to the Brewer was my friend, but I’d never
be a special guest at Fenway Park, park and “come down to the field to families in not only his own community have believed anything like this could
to enjoy “some VIP treatment,” in the watch batting practice.” but in surrounding towns is extraordi- happen. This is a very special thing in
words of Dan Lyons, manager of Fiske is known locally and beyond as nary. He holds talent shows and my life, and I’ve had a lifetime of special
Entertainment and Special Events president and founder of Heart to fundraisers throughout the year to raise things,” he concluded.
- NORTH BROOKFIELD -
By Ruth M. Lyon
Turley Publications Reporter
Children from grades kindergarten through six
joined crafts director Lynne Losurdo in an afternoon of
TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTOS BY RUTH M. LYON
fun at Haston Library recently. Blockheads, described Cassandra McGairy concentrates on her blockhead. It’s Joseph and Jacob Standrowicz paint their blockheads. They’ve chosen their colors
by Webster’s dictionary as a dunce, a stupid person, important to place the arms in exactly the right place. All of carefully, and are discussing which eyes, noses, arms and legs will be the best.
proved to be a lot of fun, a way to combine a six inch the limbs and features are selected from an assortment of Would a paperclip, an eraser, or some other object would make a most impressive
“found around the house” objects. nose?
block wood, paints, and assortment of found household
objects into a work of art, sort of. and hair, beards, and so on. In the end, some spiffy cre- www.Northbrookfield library.org, or stop by to see
Youngsters concentrated, to begin with, on covering ations featured collars, cuffs, and mustaches along with what’s going on. A children’s’ reading and craft activity,
their wooden “bodies” with carefully chosen colors. their colorful and creative features; others retained a “Caps for Sale,” will be presented on Wednesday,
Then the fun began. A gathering of rubber erasers, bot- more austere, possibly presidential persona, with busi- March 23, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Losurdo will read
tle caps, metal washers and paper clips, yarn, wooden ness-like paperclip noses, wide-open washer eyes, and “Caps for Sale,” the classic tale of the cap peddler and
ice cream spoons and more buttons, widgets, and cast- prim, press-conference mouths from a variety of mate- a gang of mischievous monkeys. Children are invited to
off doo-dads than one can imagine were provided. rials. Most importantly, everyone took home his or her attend, and create a hat using newspaper, layers of tis-
Children poked through the amazing collection; they creation, a great gift for parents, to celebrate presi- sue paper, and those indescribable materials that mate-
were encouraged to use their imaginations and copious dent’s week and school vacation. rialize at Losurdo’s library fun-fests. Call the library at
applications of paint and glue. No feature was too out- Childrens’ activities are a regular part of library 508-867-0208 to sign up.
landish to qualify for eyes, noses, mouths, hands, feet, programs. Check out the library’s website at
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LOCAL Taste of Sturbridge builds
A weekly source to local happenings.
foundation for local Habitat project
Send all community calendar items to the editor STURBRIDGE - Habitat for and during intermission. Raffle tick- and Habitat for Humanity –
at firstname.lastname@example.org, or through regular mail at 80 Humanity (MetroWest/Greater ets for the lottery house (which has MetroWest/Greater Worcester
Main St., Ware, MA 01069. Final deadline for all Worcester) is combining delicious $250 worth of scratch tickets) will be (HFH-MW/GW). The Sturbridge
calendar submissions is Friday at noon the week foods and desserts from Tri- available for purchase (the winner Housing Partnership purchased the
before intended publication. Community restaurants and busi- will be chosen on June 1). land using Community Preservation
nesses with a silent auction for an “This event will build the founda- funds specifically to increase the
evening of fun March 30 to raise tion for our first home building affordable housing inventory in
THE WEEK AHEAD money for its local project in project in the Tri-Community in town. They subsequently awarded
Sturbridge. Sturbridge,” said Michael HFH-MW/GW the right to develop
CARAVAN PUPPETS PRESENTS “GETTING ALONG” – a Taste of Sturbridge, the kickoff Wimberly, a North Brookfield resi- 79 Fairview Park Road as an
puppet show on Saturday, March 12 at 11 a.m. in the Barn.
Jonathan Keezing brings his puppet troupe to present a fast mov- fund raising event for Habitat’s Tri- dent who is president of Habitat’s affordable Habitat home.
ing, fun and effective anti-bullying puppet show. QVCAH – The Arts Community build in Sturbridge, will Board of Directors and Chair of the The project is a 1,200 square
Center, 111 Main St., Southbridge. United Lens adults, no charge, be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Local Planning Committee. foot, single family home designed as
other adults $5, and children with an adult, no charge. Call 508- Wednesday, March 30 at the Oliver “Support from the local community a raised-ranch with three bedrooms
764-3341 for cancellations due to weather. Wight Tavern at Old Sturbridge is crucial in the success of the proj- and one and one half bathrooms.
Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village ect -- whether it’s through attending The structure will be detailed and
Road. Tickets are $35. fund raising events, providing dona- landscaped in a manner compatible
THE NEW BRAINTREE HISTORICAL SOCIETY is looking for Taste of Sturbridge will feature tions of goods and services or volun- with neighboring homes. Work on
volunteers to help with the cooking, serving, and clean up for a din-
food samples from area restaurants teering on the build site. We are the foundation is expected to hap-
ner theater on March 12 from noon until 9:30 p.m. Anyone who can
help out can contact Cindy Cheever at 508-867-6065 or and other businesses including BT pleased at the initial response from pen in April.
Cindy.email@example.com. Smokehouse, Cedar Street Grille, area businesses and individuals and Purchasing tickets early is rec-
Old Sturbridge Village, Publick hope to build on that support as the ommended as only 150 tickets will
THE NEW BRAINTREE HISTORICAL SOCIETY ALONG WITH House, Rovezzi’s and the Whistling project moves along. It’s imperative be sold for Taste of Sturbridge. For
THE NORTH BROOKFIELD THEATER GUILD will be putting on a Swan (Sturbridge); and Harrington for the project’s success.” more information or to reserve tick-
dinner theater at the New Braintree Town Hall on March 12 at 6 Hospital Food Services The Habitat Tri-Community ets, call Habitat for Humanity
pm. BINGO SPELLS MURDER will be performed by the North (Southbridge). Desserts will be pro- Build Project in Sturbridge is the MetroWest/Greater Worcester at
Brookfield theater guild and the New Braintree Historical Society vided by Steladenas Specialty Cakes product of a partnership between 508.799.9259. To purchase tickets
will be serving a HOMEMADE ziti and meatball dinner with fresh
and Sturbridge Coffee House the town of Sturbridge, the online go to
salad and a brownie sundae for dessert. The tickets are $15 and
can be purchased from Cindy Cheever at 508-867-6065, Julie (Sturbridge), and Francesco's Sturbridge Housing Partnership www.HabitatMWGW.org.
Russo, Deb Morrison, Tom Fiorelli or at the town hall. The proceeds Italian Bakery (Charlton).
will go towards a needed new roof for the historical society build- The evening event will also
ing. include live instrumental music, a We make
STAGELOFT REPERTORY THEATER, 450A Main St. in
cash bar, and silent auction. A vari- it easy to
ety of items will be available for bid-
Sturbridge, announces the opening of its production of "The
Elephant Man", playing every Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m.
ding including two airline tickets for SUBMIT
and each Sunday at 2 p.m. through March 13. Tickets are $17
Direct Air, $100 gift certificate to
Simple Indulgence Spa, an
adults, $15 seniors 65+, $8 students under 12. For information and
reservations, call 508-347-9005. Stageloft Rep is fully handicap overnight stay at the Hawthorne Inn NEWS!
accessible. (Salem, MA), and two tickets to Email submissions
“Late Night Catechism” at Hanover Email our editor,
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A BENEFIT CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE BUFFET will be Theatre with free parking and Current gladly
held on Monday, March 14 at the Publick House. This is an "all you entrance to Franklin Square Salon with your new
can eat" buffet feast, featuring not only corned beef and cabbage, for complimentary drinks before submission today!
but also potatoes, carrots, turnips, Irish soda bread, tossed salad,
dessert, and hot and cold beverages. The all-inclusive cost is $13
per adult and $5 per child (ages 4-12). There will be two seatings,
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assist them to continue to support their charitable endeavors. 1 bedroom apartment
We Have Everything
Tickets can be purchased at the door on March 14, cash only; or
they can be purchased at The Harrington Hospital Gift Shop or in a 2 family
Volunteer Office. Tickets may also be purchased at the Kennedy residential home over
Donavan Center. For more information, please call Kelly Cieriello,
Harrington Hospital Volunteer Office at (508) 765-6472. elderly gentleman.
WHITE SPRUCE FARMS IS HOSTING A CHILI AND CHOW-
DER CONTEST and Silent Auction on Sunday, March 13 from 4-7
p.m. at the New Braintree Town Hall to raise funds to send 17
Includes heat & lights.
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young horseback riders, ages 10 to 20, to “Dressage4Kids” a
three-day educational dressage competition in Saugerties, NY in
July. The students are raising money to cover travel expenses,
tuition and stabling. The stable is located at 560 Gilbertville Road in
FIFTH ANNUAL AFTERNOON DELIGHT CABARET will be AMHERST/OAKHAM
held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 13 at Salem Cross Inn, West
Brookfield. Proceeds benefit the Ware Center Meeting House, a AUTO RECYCLING, INC.
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Advance tickets on sale and will be sent to you, or waiting at Pay at Time of
the door. Call the office at 508-765-0292.
TRI PARISH COMMUNITY CHURCH DINNER will be held on
March 19 at 5:30 p.m. at New Braintree Town Hall. Meal includes
stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes, peas, carrots, and assort-
ed homemade desserts. For tickets, call Lorraine at 413-477-6609 with
and leave a message. Tickets are $10 reserved in advance.
THE HAYLOFT STEPPERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB is holding
a Special A-1 dance on Sunday, March 20 from 2- 4:30 p.m. The BEST BUY
caller is Bill Mager. Admission is $7 per person. The club is located
at 232 Podunk Road in Sturbridge. For information on our next
beginner class, call Moe at (508) 867-8036.
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– opinion –
his newspaper is inviting all candidates in
this year’s Town Election to participate in
our online feature called “Meet the
Candidates.” All candidates in both contested and
uncontested races are asked to submit a brief
biographical statement, along with a photo, to
appear on our website at
www.quaboagcurrent.com and www.thetanta-
Candidates statements will be posted on our
website as we receive them, giving candidates the
opportunity to introduce themselves to you, and
giving you, our readers, the opportunity to get to
know or reacquaint yourselves with them. The
“Meet the Candidates” feature will be posted up
until four weeks before the election. As part of
our election coverage, we are also asking you, the
reader, to submit your questions to candidates in
Letters to the Editor
our feature called “Ask the Candidates.” Send us
your questions, and we will present them to candi-
dates and post their responses on our website and Brookfield’s Yellow Sign has got to go
Reader Forum and on our Viewpoints page when
space permits. Our “Ask the Candidates” feature TO THE EDITOR: downright disgraceful. Some may tary school is way too much.
will run up until four weeks before the election. say it’s his right, but quite frankly Where is the decency in
We ask readers to pose their questions to candi- I can not understand why peo- I take issue with his latest. Brookfield. Are you all going to sit
ple continue to allow David David Holdcraft "PISS" in front by and let this type of disgrace
dates in each contested race. Holdcraft the pleasure of ranting. of the Brookfield Elementary happen?
Please submit your questions soon as the dead- He definitely seems to have a prob- School. If he thinks it’s cute, it’s
line to post questions and answers is fast lem with everyone. And now I not. Using this kind of language Ziggy Arnoff
approaching. Questions may be sent via email to think the latest in his episodes is directly across from the elemen-
firstname.lastname@example.org or to our office at 80 Main St.,
Ware, MA 01082. We also want to take this oppor-
tunity to remind readers of our Election Policy. Brookfield has too many bylaws
We welcome letters of endorsement for candidates
limited to one per author using the same Letters to TO THE EDITOR: anything, the first thing we do is court system instead of creating a
the Editor policies now in effect. Orchestrated let- look to the government for another law. I really think the person
ter writing campaigns will not be permitted, and I recently read an article in the law. If things are really so bad that whose right to farm in Brookfield
Quaboag Current regarding a pro- we need another law, why hasn’t is being denied should take the
no election letters will be published the week prior posed bylaw by the Committee on there been anything in the news person who won’t let him farm to
to the election. Most importantly, don’t forget to The Right to Farm that was given recently about such a serious court.
vote! to town boards and others to problem as Brookfield’s Right to Perhaps we need to start a new
study. Farm? committee in Brookfield. Maybe
Now I am definitely not against Personally, I think we should we could call it the Committee in
anyone’s right to farm. I just am do away with probably 95 percent Search of Lost Rights. There must
just wondering why another bylaw or more of the laws we have, and be a right somewhere that hasn’t
is needed. Aren’t there enough reduce government, not expand it. yet been protected by one of the
laws on the books already to pro- Why can’t courts handle the really many, many laws already on the
tect people’s rights? I’m sure that, serious issues like the Right to books. Then another bylaw could
included in the countless laws Farm, which is apparently under be proposed.
already on the books, there must attack in Brookfield? When such a
be a law among them that protects serious injustice as this occurs, it Wallace Aulenback
people’s rights. It seems like, seems to me that victims should be Brookfield
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Public Info meeting set
for Warren Wetlands Board seeks Clerk of
WARREN - The Warren Conservation Commission
is presenting a Wetlands Protection Bylaw for Town
Works for sewer project
Meeting consideration this May. The main purpose of Baseball league struction projects. “I’ve worked job.
the bylaw is to protect the wetland resource areas with- closely with municipalities to keep
in the town to a greater degree than provided by the
needs volunteers an eye on cost. I’ve worked closely BASEBALL LEAGUE BUSTING
Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act. The bylaw will with contractors to keep them work- AT THE SEAMS
– WARREN – ing when there’s an unforeseen con- Calvin Cieslak, who coaches two
also allow the Commission to impose reasonable filing
fees for permits, to hire outside consultants for techni- dition.” teams, came in to ask the board for
cal reviews, and to protect other resources that the Act By Jonathan Cook Also, he said, “being a designer expanded gym time in order that all
may not protect, such as vernal pools. Turley Publications Reporter I’m able to see and make effective the teams in this year’s expanding
The Warren Conservation Commission will host a changes in the field. I think of it as league can get a chance to practice
Wetlands Protection Bylaw informational meeting at Terry Smith, an engineer for my money and I don’t want to see it while the fields are all muddy. He
the Warren Senior Center Tuesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. Weir Engineering, stopped by the wasted.” said the league currently has access
The Commission would like to receive feedback from Tuesday night Board of Selectmen Most recently, DeSellier has been to the batting cage in the gymnasium
the residents of Warren before the bylaw is presented meeting to discuss the job of Clerk of working on wastewater lagoons in of the Municipal Building Monday
at town meeting in May. A copy of the bylaw and an the Works for the upcoming sewer Conn. through Thursday. That creates a
overview can be found on the Town’s website: project on South Street. He said, in the event of some- “large conflict,” he said. “We have a
wwww.warren-ma.gov The Clerk will work for the town, thing popping up that was not in the lot of kids playing ball this year. It’s
The Wetlands Protection Bylaw is based on the keeping an eye on the construction design, “I always ask the contractor, good. We’re trying to find more
Massachusetts Association of Conservation contractor and acting as an expert is there is anything you can do to coaches.”
Commissions (MACC) model bylaw and is consistent go between for the town. keep the project moving forward.” He said there are 17 teams, of
with other towns’ wetlands bylaws. Currently, over 60 He told the board that shortly Delanski expressed some reserva- which 13 get a head start in the gym.
percent of the towns and cities in Massachusetts have after he got out of college, he worked tion at the potential of hiring a clerk The board voted to allow the league
local wetlands protection bylaws and most are based on as a quality assurance engineer on to work for the town supervising a access to the gym.
the MACC model. Surrounding towns that have adopt- the Washington D.C. metro subway design by his own company, Lenard
ed a wetlands protection bylaw include Auburn, system. After that, he said, he Engineering. In other business, the board
Leicester, Dudley, Spencer, Sturbridge, Palmer, Sutton became a local consultant working But Delanski also said that he voted to make March 24 the dead-
and Douglas. on other USDA funded projects would consider DeSellier for the line for bringing in warrants.
including the sewer and water exten-
sion to the Heritage Village mobile
Warren Rabies Clinic
home park here in town.
He’d also worked on the
Tantasqua School project before the
set for March 19 construction began. He said that
was a job that had a strict deadline, artists of the month
and the job was completed a little
WARREN - The Warren Board of Health will spon- early, he said.
sor a rabies clinic from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, March He also told the board that he EAST BROOKFIELD - The Amanda Delanski and Debbie
19 at the Warren Highway Garage located at 87 knew how to handle USDA paper- Massasoit Art Guild has Sundquist, Sara Dyer
Brimfield Road (Route 19). The cost of the vaccine is work and everything else that comes announced its featured artists for * East Brookfield Library:
$14. All dogs and cats are required by law to have with such a project. the months of March and April Margery Cook and Gayle
rabies vaccine. Vaccinating your pets against rabies Selectman Bob Souza noted that 2011. The public is invited to Magwood
protects both your pets and your family from this he’d already been in contact with come in and view the artworks of * North Brookfield Library:
deadly disease. Bring your last Rabies Certificate with Smith. He added, “I think you’re these wonderful local artists. Don Dineen and Steve Morse
you so all records can be updated. The town clerk will very qualified.” Most artworks hanging in these The Massasoit Art Guild has
be present to issue licenses. License fees for dogs: Male Selectman David Delanski asked venues are also for sale. members from all over Central
or Female $11, Neutered Male or Spayed Female $7. him what his record was in terms of * Richard Sugden Library, Massachusetts representing over
jobs that have been on time and on Spencer, MA: Emile Gaucher and 23 communities in the region.
budget. Charles Gaulin The public is invited to visit
Warren COA menu Smith replied that, “some of that
weighs upon change orders that may
* Spencer Savings Bank, 176
Main Street Spencer: Norman
The Massasoit Art Guild's
Monthly Open Studio on
Cabana Saturday, March 12 from 1- 4
& Activities be approved by the town, but for
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Monday, March 14 Chicken Chow Mien w/ Delanski also asked,
Garden Salad, Enchilada Crunchy noodles, Mixed “do you think it would be
Casserole, Spanish Rice, Veg, rolls part of your responsibility
Rolls Thursday, March 31 to get that job started on
Tuesday, March 15 Garden Salad, Meatball time?”
Grilled Ham, Baked Grinders, Chips, Pickles Smith sad that the
Potato, Mixed Veg, town has the ability to
Wheat Bread Activities enforce liquidated dam-
Wednesday, March 16 Public Invited ages, should the project go
Meat Loaf, mashed Mondays 5:45 p.m. beyond the deadline. “It
Potato, Greenbeans, Pitch would be my responsibili-
Rolls Tuesdays 1 p.m. ty to document any of
Thursday, March 17 Cribbage those delays by contrac-
Soup & Salad, Ham & Fridays 1 p.m. Bingo tors, so perhaps the town
Cheese Calzones could enforce damages.”
Friday, March 18 Fish Thursday, April 7 Next. James DeSellier,
& Chips, Cole Slaw, Warren Senior Club an engineer in training at
Corn, Rolls Whist Party & Bake Sale, Lenard Engineering,
Monday, March 21 7 p.m. Penny sale starts came in. He told the
Tomato Soup, Grilled at 3 p.m. Door prizes and board that he has dealt
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HOUNDS I FROM PAGE 1
Days passed and with each, Starsiak seemed to
despair more for his lost dogs. After all, they weren’t
running away from a bad home. With Starsiak, they
have a recliner to share, steady meals, an area to walk
outside and constant loving companion.
Town Clerk Nancy Lowell noticed a difference in
Starsiak. “He looked upset,” she said. She wanted to
help, so she took it upon herself to call the town’s
Animal Control Officer. He didn’t have them.
She then called Hardwick Animal Control and
learned that Xeana had been picked up near the Ware
town line. But Squiggy was still missing.
Until Lowell called, Xeana could not be returned
because Squiggy had apparently chewed off her metal
Starsiak felt better and Xeana was glad to be home,
after 10 days away, but they both pined for Squiggy.
Starsiak said that Xeana whined and moped
around. It was contagious, as Starsiak still worried
about his big guy Squiggy. “I was almost sick over it,”
he said, but there was no sign of him.
Lowell continued her efforts, this time, helping
Starsiak to place a lost dog ad with Turley
Then before the ad ran, Starsiak was standing over
the sink, washing dishes when, “I looked. I looked
again, and sure enough, he was back.” A little thinner
and two and a half weeks later – first things first –
Starsiak gave him some food.
TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTO BY RUTH M. LYON
Baby Alexandra Cleveland with her parents, Danielle Cleveland and Jason Mulhern, are joined by Heart top Heart’s Richard “Dickie” Fiske as he “His legs were sore and one was injured, probably
presents a check. The money will help to provide transportation to the baby’s medical appointments in Barre and Boston. from leaping back over the fence,” he said. “His legs
were shaking from struggling through all that deep
Heart to Heart helping again
snow in the woods.”
While he was gone, Starsiak said, “he had to get
But for the last week of being home, Starsiak said
Squiggy has been camped on the recliner, recuperating
- NORTH BROOKFIELD - Danielle, mother to a five-year- out her life, Danielle said. from his mysterious adventure. “He sure is glad to be
old autistic son, Aidan, outlined an Enter Dick Fiske, who was con- home,” Starsiak said, clearly sharing the sentiment.
Heart to Heart has once more ordeal which began when, at a rou- tacted by relatives of the family, he
extended a helping hand to a family tine, eighth-month of pregnancy said. “We can provide $300 today,
in dire need. This time, to the par- pre-natal visit, a cardiologist deter- to keep their car running,” he said BUDGET I FROM PAGE 1
ents of a baby born with serious mined that the developing child suf- as he tendered a check. “I know
heart defects. Baby Alexandra, now fered from hypoplastic left heart how hard it is, and I know the whole
two months old, has already under- syndrome. The left ventricle was family is helping to keep this family covers programs such as All Arts Day and All Bands
gone surgery; she faces another too small, causing the right ventricle afloat. The grandmother and aunt Day, which students from the elementary school take
operation in April or May, and to carry the load, she explained. help with babysitting. Several mem- part in at the high school level, but that had never been
another in two years’ time. She spent the weeks prior to and bers of this family live here – Jason budgeted for before.
Meanwhile, her parents need money following the baby’s birth in and Danielle had signed the lease “There are costs associated with those programs,”
to purchase gasoline for the fre- Boston, under constant medical just before the baby was diagnosed Durgin said.
quent and necessary visits to med- supervision. The baby, born at and Jason lost his job, so everyone is Hosterman pointed out that there is a $1,300
ical facilities the baby’s care Brigham and Women’s Hospital, helping out as best they can.” decrease in the costs of textbooks because as the school
requires. was immediately taken to As Fiske spoke with the family, has spent upwards of $25,000 for books in the past,
Danielle Cleveland, Alexandra’s Children’s Hospital, where her ini- baby Alexandra, lively and beauti- fewer new books are needed.
mother, works part-time at North tial (eight hour) surgery was per- ful and weighing nearly nine pounds An amount of $297,617 is budgeted for what is
Brookfield Youth Center. The formed three days later. Alexandra now, offered a smile. “That’s my termed “other school services.” This includes the
baby’s father, Jason Mulhern, lost who weighed a healthy seven compensation,” said Fiske. health budget, including the school nurse, whose salary
his job, he said, due to his family’s pounds, six ounces at birth, has He asks that those wishing to is completely level-funded, because the committee is
repeated need to travel to and stay thrived, despite her condition, but assist this struggling family send still engaging in salary negotiations with such employ-
in Boston prior to and during requires special care, around the donations directly to them: ees. When those negotiations are complete, there will
Alexandra’s birth and subsequent clock, the parents say. She will Danielle Cleveland, 1055 Lincoln be a transfer to cover the difference.
treatment. require special medication through- Road, Oakham, MA 01068. Also included in the “other school services” catego-
ry is transportation. The amount spent on regular
busses is $117,180, the same as the last two years. The
district is in the last year of a three-year bus contract
Brookhaven hosts groundbreaking ceremony at that rate. In addition, the budget includes $120,000
for special education transportation, although Boyd
said that she expected the actual expenditure for that
item to be less due to some students who are currently
placed out of district returning to the district.
The amount budgeted for operation and mainte-
nance of the school and grounds is $239,842. This
amount is actually $13,321 less than the amount bud-
geted for last year due to reductions in fuel and equip-
ment maintenance costs. The budget also includes a
$8,000 reduction in anticipated electricity costs, due to
the installation of new energy-efficient windows this
The budget allows for a $83,915 expenditure on
programs with other districts, down $33,372 from last
year’s budget amount. These expenditures cover
tuitions paid to other schools for vocational or special
education students. This number is down considerably
from years past, Durgin said, because of an increased
effort to bring these students back to the district.
“We have provided some really powerful pro-
grams,” Durign said.
The amount budgeted for these expenditures in
FY10 was $202,182 and the district actually spent
$135,420. The amount budgeted in FY11 was
The budget also includes a total of $99,434 for
administration costs, which cover school committee
TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTO BY MELISSA FALES
WEST BROOKFIELD - A groundbreaking ceremony was held March 7 for a planned 17-room addition to Brookhaven Assisted Care (formerly and superintendent’s office expenses.
Brookhaven Rest Home), located at 19 West Main Street in West Brookfield. Shown at the groundbreaking are Project Manager Fran Knapik,
Attorney Gary Bridgman, Owner/Administrator Nancy Besardi, Representative Anne M. Gobi (D-Spencer) and Hometown Bank Senior Vice
President of Lending Michael P. Mahlert.
Established in 1968 by Madaline and Stanley Smith, Brookhaven is one of the three longest, continuously-owned family businesses within
the town. With the completion of this addition, Brookhaven will house 34 residents. When asked about Brookhaven's success, Nancy said, "I
believe that we are successful thanks to my mother's tireless efforts; a past and present staff (dedicated, hard working and compassionate);
West Brookfield's support services that give great consideration to its elderly citizens; and local doctors and VNAs for offering services that
allow elders to be as independent as they can be in a home setting like Brookhaven". THIS NEWSPAPER!
A Turley Publication • www.turley.com I Thursday, March 10, 2011 PA G E 7
Election nomination paper
ELECTIONS I FROM PAGE 1
nation papers to the Registrars of Voters for certifica-
tion is March 22, 2011, by 5 p.m.
deadline closes March 14
The last day to object or withdraw is April 7, 2011
by 5 p.m.
The last day to register to vote is April 20, 2100 by 8
Not less than 20 or more than 50 names are needed - BROOKFIELD - Committee, currently held by Incumbent Wayne C. Yaskoski
on nomination papers. Candidates must be registered Shelia A. Frangiamore. has taken out papers for a three-
voters, and a physical address is required. Post Office By Jennifer Grybowski No one has taken out papers for year term as cemetery commission-
box numbers will not be accepted as an address. Turley Publications Reporter two seats on the housing authority, er.
Candidates, in order to withdraw, must present the one four-year term and one five- Devon M. Earnest has taken and
town clerk with a signed, notarized signature. Brookfield has several seats year term. returned and Celeste Leger has
A nominee must sign acceptance of the nomination. available for upcoming elections. Incumbent Joseph F. Murray taken out papers for a five-year seat
The final day to post the warrant for the town elec- Currently, no one has taken out has taken out and returned papers on the Planning Board, to be vacat-
tion and annual town meeting is April 29. papers for the three-year term for water commissioner, three-year ed by Bruce Clarke.
Annual town meeting will be held on May 11, 2011. Board of Selectmen seat to be vacat- term. Nomination papers are available
ed by James Allen. Allen has stated Incumbent Donna A. Wentzell from town clerk’s office until
he will not be running. has taken out papers for assessor, Monday, March 14. All papers must
For the first time, the tax collec- three-year term. be turned in by 5 p.m. March 14
ROBOTS I FROM PAGE 1 tor position is an elected one, as Ronald J. Wassmer has taken and must have a minimum of 23 sig-
voted on at the Special Town out papers for a three-year seat on natures of Brookfield registered
demonstrate how a light sensor can control the device’s Meeting last October. Incumbent the Board of Health, currently held voters in order to get on the ballot.
movement. Lois Moores, Roger D. Mundell Jr. by Keith S. Karmann. The signatures will be certified by
Whiz, it was in motion, the flashlight pointed at its and Brenda C. McElroy have all Incumbent Barbara A. Clancy the Board of Registrars.
sensor. It turned this way and that and stopped on a taken out and returned papers for has taken out and returned papers The last day to register to vote in
point. that position. for her three-year seat on the the Annual Town Election is
O’Shea also said there are color sensors that could No one has taken out papers for library trustees. Jerome Rudzinski Tuesday, April 12. The town clerk’s
respond to traffic lights, opening the door to potential moderator, one-year term, current- has taken out papers for a three- office will be open from 9 a.m. to 8
real world applications. ly held by William J. Frangiamore. year seat on the library trustees, p.m. on that day to register voters.
Johnson added that such a color sensor could be Sharon Austin has taken out currently held by Wilfred A. The Annual Town Election will be
used as sorting machines for industry. papers for a three-year seat on the Steadman whom has indicated he held Monday, May 2 from 7 a.m. to
She then demonstrated an ultrasonic sensor that Brookfield Elementary School will not be running. 8 p.m. at the Town Hall.
could judge the distances of objects and avoid driving
off the table by peering down through “eyes” that
resemble the movie robot Wall-E.
Both students explained the technical workings of
the robots, the inputs and outputs. They use a comput-
Library friends Syria discussion set
in New Braintree
er programming language called numbers to instruct
the robot how to react to inputs through the sensors.
The robots demonstrated were simple compared
with what could be done as multiple sensors are pro- new members NEW BRAINTREE - The New As a child of Czech refugees who
grammed and the functionality is increased.
O’Shea said that he’s seen what robots can do by NEW BRAINTREE - The Braintree Library Friends’ Group spent her early years in France,
reading magazines. “I’ve seen people unable to get out Friends’ Group of the New will sponsor “Faces and Places of Taylor immigrated to New York in
of their chair,” he said. “If they had a cell phone it Braintree Library cordially invites Syria” on Thursday evening, her teens. Her early voyages kin-
could communicate (to a robot). You never know what the public to attend their next March 24 at 7 p.m. at the New dled an interest in travel and other
it will do.” upcoming monthly meeting on Braintree Elementary School, 15 cultures. She and her husband
As excited as he was, O’Shea was able to see poten- Thursday, March 10, at 7 p.m. at Memorial Drive, New Braintree. have travelled throughout Europe,
tial limits as well as possibilities. He said, “if you have the library. The group welcomes This free and open to the public Latin America, Africa and Asia.
enough of these things, you’d be able to do almost involvement and participation from event features long time resident From 1997 to 1998, they lived and
everything in your house,” repeating as emphasis, anyone who cares about their local Octavia (Vicki) Taylor who will be taught in the United Arab
“almost.” library. Meetings are held on the giving a talk and a slide show high- Emirates. In June 2003, Taylor
second Thursday of each month lighting her visits to Syria. Taylor volunteered for the American
It’s unknown how many different robots they can
and posted in the local area publica- and her husband Stephen, a recipi- Friends Service Committee in
build. There are guides that come with each Lego tions. Residents of other towns are
Mindstorms robot kit, but Johnson said other designs ent of a Fulbright fellowship, spent Amman, Jordan, writing ex-pat
more than welcome to attend and nine months living in Damascus and journalistic pieces. Since 2004 Ms.
can be found online. become a part of this rejuvenated,
O’Shea added, “we could do it from our imagina- touring throughout Syria last year. Taylor has made four trips to Syria
worthwhile group. The Friends’ In her discussion, Taylor will and the surrounding region, as part
tion, trial and error. That’s how we do it.” Group also would like to send a gen-
Quaboag Grant Writer Madeline Wheeler asked describe her growing acquaintance of an international women’s bicycle
tle reminder to send in membership
about how to control the robots. renewal if possible. For more infor-
with language, culture, and the ride for peace, Follow The Women.
O’Shea told her not to worry. “We have complete mation, call Richard Barrett at 413- Syrian way of life, dispelling some For more information about the
control of what it does. It’s not like Terminator. It can’t 477-8754. of the preconceived ideas event, call Richard Barrett at 413-
do anything without instructions.” Americans have about the region. 477-8754.
He explained further, “it knows by what we put in
it. It will match the numbers to find, is this going to
complete objective or not work. It’s basically trial and
error with the computer itself.”
Kustigian said, “we’re starting small. The club
started midway through the school year, and I just
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to form a team to compete against other schools in robot
“We’re looking to get into a tournament,” he said. where ever y relationship counts
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Nanatomqua Mobile Home BUUC to host
Park faces water woes BROOKFIELD – The Brookfield Unitarian
Universalist Church Concert Series presents Avant
Brass in concert on Sunday, March 27 at 3 p.m. The
concert will be held in the stone church located at 9
Seeks town’s assistance for “This is crucial for us to avoid Hitchcock said the park was Upper River Street across from the Brookfield
having that expense,” Yenovkian hoping to possibly apply for a Common.
estimated $450K upgrade said. Community Development Block The musical ensemble was created in 2006.
Nanatomqua hired RCAP Grant (CDBG) through the town to Comprising of some of the finest brass instrumentalists
- BROOKFIELD - Solutions to assist them in dealing help with expenses. There are cur- in the New England area, the ensemble was established
with the DEP’s regulations. They rently 85 units in the park, 80 of to promote new music for this idiom of instruments and
By Jennifer Grybowski have also hired Jalbert Engineering which are occupied. RCAP
Turley Publications Reporter
the exploration of Latino music arranged for quintet.
to perform the site work and corre- Solutions has already conducted an Since its inception, the quintet has begun to perform
sponding reports. income survey of residents, which is across the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts and
It seems as though the Wagon
required to apply for CDBG funds. currently has plans on recording a CD featuring its
Wheel Mobil Home Park isn’t the
Eighty-three percent, or 101 resi-
only mobile home park in town on arrangements of Latin American music.
dents responded to the survey and The noted group consists of five musicians from the
Department of Environmental
the park would qualify for the area and Connecticut, including Lucy Colwell, French
Protection’s (DEP) problem list.
Judith Hitchcock and Don We need the funds based on income. However,
the funds could not be applied for
horn; Julie Caruk, trumpet; Topher Logan, trombone;
Yenovkian, representatives for Adam Crowe, tuba; and Peter Olson, trumpet. Lucy
Nanatomqua Mobile Home Park off
funds to help until December 2011, and the deci- Colwell is instrumental teacher and Director of Bands
sion on funding doesn’t come until at Tantasqua Regional Junior and Senior High Schools
of Lake Road, told the Board of
Selectmen at their meeting March 1
pay to relocate most likely June. in Sturbridge. The program will feature works by J.S.
“My hope was if we had a plan,
that they were also seeking funding the well and to we could turn to DEP and ask for
Bach, Leonard Bernstein, and many others composed
and/or arranged for brass instruments.
help to finance a septic and well
problem. continue as a an extension based on this avenue
of funding,” Hitchcock said.
The event is open to the public. Suggested donation
is $10; $8 for students and seniors; children 12 and
Hitchcock explained that in
June, Nanatomqua was visited by 55-plus mobile However, Hitchcock said she
realized CDBG funding is not guar-
under are free.
DEP for an inspection of their wells
and septic systems. They found that
home park anteed, and that if they are denied,
they will be back at square one.
one system was failing. But that was
a small issue compared to DEP’s –Judith Hitchcock Heller echoed that statement, say- Brookfield to host
ing CDBG funds are on the cutting
other finding: They deemed the fail-
ing system too close in proximity to
block at the state level this year,
and could be cut by more than half.
annual rabies clinic
a well. So now the septic system
“We’ve done everything DEP Another option the park is look-
needs to be repaired, which the BROOKFIELD – The town Of Brookfield’s rabies
has asked and more,” Hitchcock ing at is to secure a loan and grant
park is in the process of doing, and clinic will be held on Saturday, March 19 at 9 a.m. and
said. “We’ve spent most of our sav- through the USDA Rural
a new well needs to be drilled. The will be located at the Brookfield Fire House located at
ings so far.” Development program, which
well project needs to be completed 4 Central St. The clinic will be run by Dr. Mark
Residents at Nanatomqua have would also require the town’s assis-
by June 2012. Ledoux and Brookfield ACO Eileen Vitello. This clinic
approved a surcharge to pay for tance to obtain.
“We wanted to come to the is open to all cat and dog owners. Please have dogs
current expenses, but now the park “We’re not looking for the town
board as early on as we could with leashed and cats in crates and bring with you any vac-
is looking toward the next phases of to incur costs for us,” Hitchcock
as much information as we could,” cination records you have on the animal you wish to
the plan. The total cost for the proj- said. “We’re just looking for sup-
Hitchcock said. “We have been tak- booster. Town Clerk Mike Seery will also be available
ect, according to estimates, could port.”
ing responsibility for this huge proj- next door at the Town Hall for Brookfield residents to
cost around $450,000. Selectman Peter O’Connell said
ect. People are on a fixed income renew their town dog License before they have to pay a
“We have contacted every that official support from the town
and they are frightened.” fine. The cost for Rabies vaccination is $10 per dog.
agency, I think, in the state to help for a USDA loan would likely
Hitchcock explained that the Also available this year is a 7-way canine vaccine for an
us,” Hitchcock said. “Now we are require Town Meeting approval,
park has each of its three wells test- additional $15.
looking for the town of Brookfield through a two-thirds vote. He sug-
ed monthly, and that they always
to help us.” gested Nanatomqua submit a writ-
pass inspection. However,
Selectmen talked with the repre- ten proposal to the town asking for
Hitchcock said DEP gave the park
a five-year consent order, and that
order required Phases I and II of
sentatives about funding possibili-
ties. Selectman James Allen suggest-
“We acknowledge your predica- TOWN OF BROOKFIELD
ed the park contact local and state ment and recognize your need to do
the work be completed by last
month. However, due to extraordi-
representatives for direction.
Nanatomqua said they could possi-
something about it,” Selectman
Chair Rudy Heller said. “I com-
nary weather conditions this winter,
the deadline has been extended to
bly take on the funding themselves,
but it would be very difficult for
mend the residents of Nanatomqua
for shouldering the burden so far.”
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“We need the funds to help pay December after DEP had issued an
Also in the meantime, Nanatomqua Office until Monday March 14, 2011 5 p.m. Please call
to relocate the well and to continue order for them to install a waste-
has been spending $5,000 a month the Town Clerk for more information.
as a 55-plus mobile home park,” water treatment facility on the
since September getting the tanks
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Woman In Business and
Central Mass South Selectmen address future
Chamber to present
Women's Leadership focus of tourism
Forum - STURBRIDGGE - resentative from the Sturbridge
Country Inn, was on hand to speak
In fact, figures show that busi-
ness in the area has decreased by
By Jennifer Grybowski about the proposed changes, he about 20 percent over the last year.
STURBRIDGE - Please mark your calendars for Turley Publications Reporter said, as a resident and business “This is the wrong direction,”
the exciting Women's Leadership Forum in celebration owner, not a STA member. MacConnell said. “The STA is sup-
of Women's History Month. You will hear stories about In 2009, in the midst of a flailing “I’m very glad the board is tak- posed to be increasing sales.”
the experiences, successes, and challenges of local economy, with many businesses ing an interest in the committee,” he He said he would be in support
women business leaders: Keynote Speaker along Main Street shutting their said. “That is a great step for- of members of the Board of
Representative Anne M. Gobi and moderator Rita doors for good, the town formed the ward.” Selectmen and Finance Committee
Schiano, a stress management trainer, coach and Sturbridge Tourism Association MacConnell said the STA has joining the STA.
speaker, who will facilitate a questions and answers dis- (STA) to promote tourism in the had its share of growing pains. He “It would lend some stability and
cussion. Panelists include Bonnie J. Keefe-Layden, area, as a way to generate more tax said one of the problems is that serious discussion to this commit-
CEO of Rehabilitative Resources, Inc., Dr. Gail dollars for the town and to support members have had alliances to spe- tee,” he said.
Carberry, President of Quinsigamond Community local small businesses. However, the cific organizations. Then, he said, He also liked the idea of at-large
College, Terry Colognesi, Human Resource Manager at fledgling committee has been when someone comes to the group residents.
Savers Bank and Christine Miller, Entrepreneur and wrought with its own share of prob- seeking funding, there are members “It gives a neutral party,” he
Owner of Oceans Promotions. lems. feeling obligated to fund them said.
The event takes place at The Publick House Selectmen discussed modifying because of their association with the The board agreed to keep think-
Historic Inn in Sturbridge, MA on Thursday, March the way the STA is structured at organization. ing about what changes would be
24 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Registration and networking their regular March 7 meeting. “We’re not really getting the job beneficial and to revisit the restruc-
will be held from 6:30 to 7 p.m. “I feel the way it is organized done,” he said. turing at a later date.
A dessert buffet including a Viennese Pastry Table, now does not accurately reflect the
petit fours, chocolate dipped fruits, assorted juices, will of the voters,” Board of
soft drinks, coffee and tea will be served throughout
the evening. A cash bar will be available as well.
This event is kindly being sponsored by Jay
Selectmen Chair Thomas Creamer
Although the STA has only been
in place for 18 months, there have
Brenner of Universal Tag, Inc. and The Charlton
Financial Center – Irene M. Garand, CFP of already been five member resigna-
Ameriprise Financial, Bair Insurance Agency and tions.
Brenda M. Bianculli, CPA, LLC. “What I’ve seen is the structure
Advanced registration is being taken by Paulette
Hughes at (508)347-2761 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for students (high school/col-
is not working,” Creamer said. “A
change is not only prudent, but nec-
Creamer suggested the board
lege) and $25 for a mother/daughter pair. This is sure- BONDSVILLE – The tion, signals of a heart attack
ly an event not to miss! Additional information is avail- should include one member of the
Board of Selectmen, one member of Bondsville Fire Department will and actions for survival. Classes
able at: be holding classes for babysitter for first aid will be held on May 2
http://www.rehabresourcesinc.org/PDF/WIB_Forum0 the Finance Committee, three rep-
resentatives from the certification, first aid, CPR cer- from 6:30 to 10 p.m. and costs
32411.pdf tification, professional rescuer $40 per person. The professional
hotel/motel/inn/bed and breakfast
sector, and two residents at-large. CPR and blood-borne rescuer CPR course will be held
SSB in Sturbridge Selectman Scott Garieri said
he’d like to see one of the at-large
The classes for babysitting are
on April 18 and Sept, 13 costing
$50 per person.
receives award of seats be reserved for a retail busi-
ness representative. Selectman
May 28 and Nov. 12 at 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m. and cost $25 per
All proceeds from the classes
will go to the public fire and safe-
person. Topics will include first ty education program. All classes
appreciation Mary Blanchard said she’d also like
to introduce a retail business repre- aid, hygiene, playtime and nap- will be held at the Bondsville
sentative, but that she’d like to see time, and vital information for Fire Department at 3174 Main
STURBRIDGE – The Massachusetts Federation of it reserved from one of the emergency use. This certificate St. in Bondsville. Pre-registra-
Building Officials (M.F.B.O.) recently presented hotel/motel seats. She also said she class is available only for ages 11 tion for classes are required, and
Southbridge Savings Bank with an Award of was not in favor of including the to 15. Classes for CPR will be the forms for them are available
Appreciation. This award was to recognize Finance Committee. held on March 21, April 4, May a t
Southbridge Savings Bank for the use of the Sturbridge “They were not formed to serve 16, June 13, July 11, Aug. 22, www.BondsvilleFireDepartment.
Branch Community Room that is available to non- on other boards,” she said. “They Sept. 19, Oct. 17 and Nov. 14 com.
profit groups. M.F.B.O. uses the community room to need to remain impartial.” from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and costs For more information, call
hold its meetings and wanted to give a special thanks to They all agreed finding the right $25 per person. The topics dis- 283-9036 or email
the bank. mix is essential. cussed will include communica- BondsvilleFireSafety@comcast.n
Since 1998 Southbridge Savings Bank has provided “You need a good combination,” ble disease, heart and lung func- et.
the Community Room at the Sturbridge Branch for Blanchard said.
non-profits to use. The Community Room has a capaci- Another issue,
ty for 50 people and has been used for everything from Creamer said, the STA
weekly Girl Scout Meetings to annual MDA Lockups.
“This is such a great location for us to meet since it
is central to all of our members.” said Robert
has given $125,000 to the
Chamber of Commerce
and only $20,000 to other
Camacho, president of M.F.B.O. “It is wonderful that
a business would open up to non-profit groups like
ours and provide this space and we wanted to give
something back as a special appreciation.”
non-chamber entities in
STA member Kevin
MacConnell, a hotel rep-
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In search of sweet syrup
March is maple sugar month! Why Hardwick Sugar Shack is pine or poplar. The sap produce sweeter sap.
not enjoy mud season with a trip to located at 572 Jackson was boiled down over More than 75 percent of the world's
either of the following maple-related Road in Hardwick In the an open fire in large supply of maple syrup comes from
adventures. (www.hardwicksugar- iron kettles until it Canada.
Earlier today we visited an open shack.com). reduced past the point Approximately 40 gallons of sap is
house at the Hardwick Sugar Shack. In all the years I have of syrup to maple sugar. needed to make one gallon of maple
Lucky for us, Mother Nature was in worked at Old Sure, the equipment we syrup.
cooperation, and the Rasketts had lots of Sturbridge Village, I have with Roberta McQuaid used to do the job dif- All of the world's maple syrup is pro-
sap to boil. We parked and descended never witnessed a demon- fers a bit from that of duced in North America. Quebec is the
down the path to the shack. Numerous stration of maple-sugar our ancestors, but the leading producer, followed by Vermont,
maple trees were tapped, both singularly making. My chance to check it out is technique is essentially the same. See for New York, and Ontario.
with buckets and in groups connected here again. It will be fun to compare old yourself each weekend this month from Around two million trees in Vermont
with plastic tubing. Approaching the methods to those my husband and I used 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. While you are at OSV, are tapped these days. In the 1920s and
shack, the smell of sweetly scented wood the few times we tapped the trees in our be sure to learn about the importance of 1930s, it was upwards of five million!
smoke filled the air. Once inside I was old backyard and ended up with sugar maple in Native American culture with Maple syrup has about 50 calories per
amazed how steamy (and even more fra- quite by accident. presentations by the Indian Doctress tablespoon.
grant!) it was. Joe explained the whole Did you know that the production of Molly Geet, portrayed by Marge Roberta McQuaid graduated from
process of boiling the water off the sap maple syrup was taught to the colonists Bruchac. For details go to www.osv.org. Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the
until it reached the right temperature, by Native Americans? By the 1830s, Here is some interesting maple trivia: University of Massachusetts. For the last
resulting in pure, mouth-watering maple however, white sugar was imported from The Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) is 19 years, she has held the position of
syrup. Megan gladly treated each of us the West Indies and readily available. the state tree of New York, West staff horticulturalist at Old Sturbridge
to a sample; we then treated ourselves Still, some folks set up “sugar camps” Virginia, Wisconsin and Vermont. Village. She enjoys growing food, as well
with the purchase of a half-gallon to take like the one at OSV. Holes were drilled While sap can be collected from five as flowers. Have a question for her? E-
home. Pancakes for dinner tonight! If into the maple trees and sap was drawn species of maple, the most flavorful mail it to email@example.com
you missed this week’s open house, be from the tree by hollowed out pieces of syrup comes from the sugar maple. Its with “Gardening Question” in the sub-
sure to visit on the remaining Sundays of sumac called “spiles.” From there it sap contains about two percent sugar. ject line.
March between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. dripped into hollowed-out half logs of Reportedly trees with exposed crowns
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Chestnut Street apartment destroyed
10 residents rescued from burning inside. Several firefighters had burns to their faces chases present, said Coulombe, additional firefighters
almost past sunburn stage. “They are going to know were stationed on the ground to battle the flames on
apartment complex; several firefighters they took some heat tomorrow. It’s like a bad sun- several sides of the building.
receive advanced sunburn-like treatment burn,” said Fire Chief Thomas Coulombe on Tuesday “There was so much fire there that it makes its own
night at the station. wind,” said Coulombe. “I am really proud of my guys.
By Tim Kane The three-story apartment complex was difficult to This was a tough battle. This is one I worry about. I
Staff Writer navigate, with Coulombe terming it “maze-like.” At one know it is fragmented. We got everyone out safely. And
time the property was a single-family home, but owners in the end, there is a lot of that building left standing.”
WARE – Fire-born wind played a dangerous role in kept subdividing rooms and ultimately fragmenting the
fueling a raging torrent of flames emanating from an building into 13 separate apartments. “They were all RED CROSS ASSISTING
apartment complex at 50 Chestnut St. in Ware Tuesday different shaped apartments,” said Coulombe. DISPLACED RESIDENTS
morning. In the ashes, 16 residents were displaced and Initially, there were two crews numbering 15 fire- As for the displaced residents, two teams of volun-
the building appeared totally destroyed. fighters inside the burning building within the first 10 teers responded to the scene from the Central Mass and
What many onlookers at the scene didn’t know is in minutes of arrival on scene, one from Ware and anoth- Pioneer Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross.
the fire’s infancy, at least 10 residents were still inside er from Palmer. Crews focused their search and rescues According to Central Mass Red Cross Spokeswoman
the large apartment complex, requiring an emergency primarily on the second floor. Meanwhile outside, Ware Nicole Valentine, all the residents were supplied imme-
search and rescue operation. A few second floor Ladder Truck Tower 1 was busy ventilating the roof to diately with funds for food, clothing, shelter, and med-
dwellers were fast asleep when the front third floor unit shed some of the intense heat, which could be felt by ical equipment replacements. She said that within next
was fully engulfed with flames. Fire alarms did not acti- onlookers at the end of the property’s estimated 200- three days, each resident will meet with a case worker
vate on the second floor because they were so old. foot-long driveway. “There was a really high heat con- to develop a long-term plan for permanent housing,
Adding to the problem was the fire began on the third dition on that third floor,” said Coulombe. bedding, and lost items.
floor with smoke and heat rising initially. One resident Once additional mutual aid companies arrived from “We encourage disaster clients to stay with family
required medical attention for smoke inhalation and the neighboring towns of Palmer, Three Rivers, and friends, but many don’t,” Valentine said. “We try
was later treated and released from Baystate at Mary Warren, North Brookfield, West Brookfield, Monson to provide temporary housing within the local area
Lane Hospital. (which covered the Palmer station) and Hardwick, fire where they live.”
Multiple town fire departments responded to the hoses were strewn to a six-inch main hydrant on the She added that long-term recovery work with each
massive fire visible from Route 32 that was first report- corner of Union and Chestnut streets, which presented victim could remain open for up to six months. “We
ed at 9:50 a.m. In addition to the dozens of firefighters a limited water supply at first for firefighters. partner with community non-profits and the United
and EMTs, the American Red Cross Central Mass. and Coulombe said additional hoses were then laid out to Way to make sure each client’s needs are met and
Pioneer Valley Chapter Disaster Action Teams were on the South Street and Maple Street areas where 12-inch referred for long term care,” Valentine said, adding
scene, as was most of the Ware Police Department. main hydrants provided enough water to properly fight that this fire is the Chapter’s 105th incident since July
Many off-duty officers were called in. It was the largest the rapidly expanding flames. 1, 2010 making it the busiest season in more than
public safety response numbering well over 100 emer- “The larger mains were far enough away that pump- decade with 702 displaced residents across the region
gency responders in Ware since the Country Bank fire. ing such a long distance with trucks positioned every due to flood, fire, and snow damage.
Ware crews did not report back to service at the fire 1,000 feet was needed just to keep up the pressure,”
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Tantasqua Team Chef
- STURBRIDGE -
By Jennifer Grybowski
Turley Publications Reporter
Scrumptious scents and excited chatter wafted Sturbridge Selectman Mary Blanchard and her husband Charlie
through the halls of the Sturbridge Host Hotel Sunday hold up the Cornerstone Café cookbook, which was for sale at the
during first-ever Tantasqua Regional High School event.
Team Chef Competition.
Loosely based on the “Iron Chef” television show on
the Food Network, the Team Chef Competition saw
local chefs pairing up with Tantasqua culinary stu-
dents, one junior and one senior each, to create origi-
nal dishes surrounding one key ingredient: Maple. The
result was a vast array of delicious entrees, side dishes
“The kids were a little nervous starting out but this
really boosts their self-confidence,” Tantasqua
Culinary Instructor Chef Franco Dell’Ollo said. “It’s
all about concentrating and focusing on their culinary
The judges, Barbara Houle of the Worcester
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imagination and creativity and overall quality.
The winners were:
Judges Pick – Senior Chyna Aquino and junior Will Each student participant received a chef’s knife for The Cornerstone Café, the culinary department’s
Bangs their participation and the winning team received own restaurant at Tantasqua Regional High School, is
People’s Choice Entrée – Senior Elizabeth prizes including a complete set of chef knives, donated open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from
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Jankins, Cougars late rally
powers to finals advanced into the District finals fol-
lowing a hard fought 50-43 victory
at WPI’s Harrington Auditorium. Jankins rises to the
“We just didn’t want our season
to end tonight,” said Jankins, who
has scored a total of 56 points in
Quaboag’s first two postseason By Bob Schron
games against Murdock and Sutton. Turley Publications Sports Correspondent
“I was just doing everything in my
power to help bring my team back
homas Jankins defies reality. Monday
and it’s nice to come out of here evening in Quaboag’s 50-43 victory over a
with the win.” tough Main South, the superb sophomore
Quaboag (22-3) will face second- took over down the stretch, dominating offensively
seeded Whitinsville Christian (20-2) and defensively.
in the finals at 3:30 p.m. Saturday So, shape-shifting reality?
at Fitchburg State University. The As Quaboag coach Chris Reilly, smiling content-
Crusaders, who defeated Maynard edly after the team’s win in the recesses of the
in the championship game last year, Harrington Auditorium at WPI, said, “Thomas is
have won four District titles since the quiet man. He’s so modest. When we go into
2004. They defeated third-seeded the locker room after a game, he’s always the first
Keefe Tech, 87-38, in the first semi- player to praise his teammates. And yet, he plays
final game played on Monday night. with a supreme confidence.”
“We’re looking forward to play- Led by its Brandon Jennings-like point guard,
ing against Whitinsville Christian the lefty Lakedras “Lucky” Wright, Main South,
because you always want to play the fifth seed, had seemed to be ready to upset the
against the best team,” said top seeded Cougars. On the heels of a powerful 15-
Quaboag head coach Chris Reilly. 3 run, the Main South Cougars had a 38-32 lead
“We play a different style than with under 6:00 to play in the third quarter.
Keefe Tech does. We just wanted to Reilly commented, “But then I think Thomas
make it to the finals and it should be said, ‘the heck with this, we’re not losing this
a fun game up there on Saturday.” game.’”
It’ll also be the second time the What ensued was a performance for the ages in
two teams will face each other in the Quaboag boys basketball. Jankins, a 6’1” scoring
TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTO BY SUSAN SWIFT finals during the past five years. point guard, made virtually all of the plays the
Quaboag sophomore Thomas Jankins (23) goes up for a shot in the paint. The Crusaders beat the Cougars 66- Cougars needed, at first, sparking a critical 12-0
62 in the 2006 championship game. run. At 38-33, he flew in for an uncontested offen-
- WORCESTER - semifinals on Monday night. Quaboag, who started five seniors sive rebound and then on the next possession, con-
With 6:00 remaining in the that season, were led by guards verted a long three-pointer. With Quaboag’s noted
By Tim Peterson fourth quarter, the top-seeded Tom Baker and Tyler Bacon. defense aroused, they forced a turnover and in the
Turley Publications Sports Cougars were trailing by six points While Jankins led his team dur- early offense, Jankins again scored a three from
Correspondent (38-32) against fifth-seeded Main ing the fourth quarter of this year’s long distance. Ryan Plante then added to the
South. semifinal victory, he isn’t the only surge, the finale on a perfect long pass, on a
ven though Quaboag sopho- Just when it appeared that outstanding player on the team. bounce, from Jankins.
more guard Thomas Jankins Quaboag’s dream season was slip- Senior forward David Morin The game and the tenor of it had been altered.
still has at least 40 more ping away like sand in an hour scored eight of his season-high 13 Though he would score 18 in the second half,
games remaining in his outstanding glass, Jankins, who only scored points in the first half against Main Jankins said, also smiling, “I’ve always been a
high school basketball career, he four points in the first half, scored South. Senior forward Ryan Plante point guard; there were just others playing it when
and his teammates certainly didn’t eight of his game-high 23 points in a finished with eight points and a
want their season to end with a loss span of two minutes. It helped
in the Central Mass. Division 3 Quaboag retake the lead and they See FINALS I PAGE 17 See JANKINS I PAGE 16
to be a very disappointing night
for the home team.
The Naps built a 17-0 lead
late in the first quarter and
Tournament dreams never looked back, as they
rolled to a 61-32 victory last
“That was the best quarter
fade quickly we’ve played all season,” said
Holy Name head coach Barry
Finneron. “We played with a lot
of energy, we dominated the
Fall behind 17-0 against Two of their home victories boards, and we also hit a couple
came against rivals Shepherd
Holy Name Hill and Quaboag back in the
of big 3-pointers during that
middle of January. The The Naps (14-7) have won
- STURBRIDGE - Warriors also defeated Auburn five Central Mass. Division 1
at home at the end of the regular titles since 1994. They were
By Tim Peterson season to capture their first
Turley Publications Sports schedule to face top-seeded
league title. Shrewsbury in a semifinal game
Correspondent The fourth-seeded Warriors at Clark University on Tuesday
were hoping to win their first night.
he Tantasqua girls bas- postseason home game in more The quarterfinal game was
ketball team entered the than five years when they faced stopped for about 30 minutes
postseason tournament fifth-seeded Holy Name in a with 5:20 left in the fourth quar-
having won their last seven Central Mass. Division 1 quar- TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTO BY SHELBY MONETTE
games at the field house. terfinal game, but it turned out Tantasqua’s Stephanie Picking (10) and Holy Name’s Hannah Owen (50) wrestle for con-
See DREAMS I PAGE 17 trol of the loose ball.
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Lady Cougars, Warriors rally falls short
champs, spring against South
surprise out in quarters
Win at Hopedale in quarters - WORCESTER -
one of team’s greatest By Tim Peterson
Turley Publications Sports
By Bob Schron
Turley Publications Sports Correspondent uring the course of the regu-
lar season, the Tantasqua
In this same-but-different season in Quaboag boys basketball team fell
girls basketball, the team has had one constant. behind early in a couple of games
Quaboag (15-5) has always been able to respond to and they couldn’t recover from it.
adversity with resilience. Saturday, the Lady The fifth-seeded Warriors trailed
Cougars won their most important game of the year. fourth-seeded Worcester South by
On the road in the quarterfinal round of the 30 points at the beginning of the sec-
Districts, they upset top-seeded Hopedale, 45-35. ond quarter in a Central Mass.
Sam McCann of Quaboag led all scorers with 20 Division 1 quarterfinal game and
points. Jill Lavallee added 14. they went down swinging this time.
The Cougars face fifth-seeded West Boylston in The Warriors sliced the deficit to
the Division 3 semifinals at 7:30 p.m. at Clark less than 10 points a couple of times
University in Worcester on Thursday, March 10. in the fourth quarter, but they
West Boylston defeated Assabet, 38-31, Saturday. couldn’t deliver the knockout
Asked if this was one of his greatest wins, coach punch, as the Colonels held on for a
John Vayda replied, “It has to be right up there 68-55 home victory last Thursday
since I’ve been coaching, maybe one of the top two night.
or three. Because there are very few times when you “When we were down 35-5, we
don’t have a better team and win. I think our girls could’ve folded like we did against
want it bad. They may not be the best team girl for Doherty and Amherst, but we did-
girl, but they realize that if they play well, five will n’t,” said Warriors head coach Jeff
beat one.” Child. “We fought back hard and
Hopedale had defeated North Brookfield we made a few adjustments after
Saturday. Led by Anna Siefring’s 22 points, they that. We went down swinging here
had been impressive. The winners of that game had tonight and I’m very proud of these
been scouted by Vayda and nine of his players. guys.”
When the Lady Cougar players departed the game, The Warriors, who also lost to
they received a loud ovation from the North South, 61-50, in a first round game
Brookfield fans who were there cheering for the at the field house last year, end
Indians. their season with a 14-7 overall
“Hopedale is a tough place to play,” said the record.
coach. “So we wanted to go there to get a feel for the “We’re a young team and hope-
gym: It’s small, it’s loud, and their fans get behind fully this experience will help us
them. On Saturday, we just had a real good feeling next year,” said Tantasqua junior TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTO BY DAVID HENRY SWEETDOGPHOTOS.COM
about the game. You could get a feel for it in the guard Jaylen Dottin, who scored 15 Tantasqua’s Alex Lucas (34) looks to get off a shot around a defender.
locker room. I said to assistant coach Baker and points. “I’m hoping we can go a lit-
Button, ‘This is one they want real bad.’” tle farther in the District tourna- Warriors leading scorer in that con- coaches, began the Warriors come-
The Cougars were planning on pressing early and ment next year and I can’t wait test was Jake Gubitose (team-high back with a driving layup and a 3-
then playing a 3-2 zone after the first two posses- until the start of next season.” 16 points), who recently completed pointer from the right side.
sions. The only two seniors on the his freshman season as a member of Late in the second quarter,
“But after watching the way the girls got after it Warriors varsity roster are reserve the Clark men’s basketball team. Lucas knocked home a 3-pointer
defensively, we just stayed in the man-to-man. It forward Tim Santilli and starting The Warriors could’ve used from the right corner, which capped
kept the intensity up.” center Ben Boltz. Neither of them Gubitose’s help in this year’s meet- a 16-3 run cutting the deficit to 38-
The Cougars had led by as much as 15, but after scored many points in games, but ing against South (16-5), especially 21.
a pair of Raider threes, the lead was cut to six. they always did the little things on in the first half. The visitors trailed The Colonels, who have won a
“But we regrouped,” Vayda said. “We told the the court that aren’t listed in the 8-0 before Beaudry knocked down pair of Division 1 Central Mass.
kids that we knew that this would be a game of runs. box score. a 3-pointer from the top of the key titles, had a 45-24 halftime lead, as
Now let’s make ours.” “Basketball isn’t their primary with 6:10 left in the opening quar- they put-together a 7-3 spurt in the
McCann promptly scored, and Jordan Loughlin sport, but both of them are great ter. Gatta followed with an offensive final 2:00 of the half.
made one of her four steals of the night. Quaboag kids,” Child said. “Tim is a baseball rebound put back closing the gap to Tantasqua continued on the
then held on. guy and Ben’s main sport is foot- 8-5, but the Colonels scored the comeback trail in the third quarter,
Against a Raiders team which had had its success ball. Both of them do things on the next 27 points. as they outscored South 19-11. In
because they handled the ball so efficiently, court that sometimes go unnoticed.” Junior guard Rod Milton, who the middle of the quarter, Beaudry
Quaboag forced multiple turnovers and had over 10 Boltz scored seven points in his finished with a game-high 20 points, and Gatta hit back-to-back 3-point-
steals.” final high school basketball game. scored nine points as the home team ers making it 56-41.
“Jordan, Jill (Lavallee), Ally Korzec, Cory “It’s bittersweet because we fell had a 29-5 lead at the end of the Two minutes into the final quar-
Spencer and Jess Korzec all played exceptional on behind early in this game, but we quarter. ter, a Gatta layup reduced the
defense,” added the coach. “They were hard to fought really hard to come back,” “I was shocked that we were able Warriors deficit to 56-48 and their
defend because they all are threats.” Boltz said. “It stinks losing my last to score that many points in the first fans, who made the trip to the big
He added, “Hopedale in fact was probably better game, but I’m not disappointed quarter, but my guys just thought city, were starting to get very excit-
than we were in terms of skill. But coming out of the with the way we played in the sec- the other team was going to fold and ed.
locker room, we knew that we could at least make a ond half tonight. I’m also looking we stopped playing in the second After South took a 62-48 lead,
game of it if. We pulled together and played as a forward to coming back and watch- half,” said South head coach Pat the Warriors came storming back
team.” ing the younger guys on the team Williams “Tantasqua is playing in again. Gatta was fouled while
So the Cougars move on in what has been win some games next year.” the Districts because they’re a very attempting a three point shot and he
undoubtedly their most challenging season in the The Warriors will have four good basketball team.” made all three free throws. Dottin
2000’s, or since they’ve been restored to dominance returning starters next year and In the first minute of the second also made a pair of free throws
in Division 3 in Central Mass. Unlike previous pow- they combined to score 48 of their quarter, senior guard Marquise before making a layup slicing the
erhouses, this team had to rely on each other even 55 points. Byfield (four points) and senior for- deficit to 62-55 with 2:45 left in reg-
before a siege of injuries. It included two concus- Leading the way for the ward Eric Stenlund (13 points) ulation.
sions, McCann’s recurring knee injuries, and a low Warriors was sophomore guard buried a pair of 3-pointers, which The home team sealed the victo-
point of the year when they were defeated by a hot Corey Gatta, who scored 10 of his increased the lead to 35-5. ry by scoring the final six points of
shooting, but still a 2-10 David Prouty. team-high 17 points in the second At that point, the Warriors, who the game.
“To come back from all of that was a major feat,” half. Sophomore guard Jon only had one shot attempt offensive- If the Warriors do make another
said Vayda. “It would have been easy to quit.” Beaudry was the third member of ly in the opening quarter, could’ve trip to the postseason again next
The Cougars had Sunday off, physically spent. the team to reach double figures in easily packed it in for the season, season, they probably would want
“I was glad to see that they needed a day off,” scoring with 11 points. Junior but they didn’t. They outscored the to face a different opponent other
said the coach. “It meant that they had put it all out guard Alex Lucas added five points. Colonels, 50-33, over the final three than Worcester South, who lost to
there. They’ve come back to practice this week with The trio of Lucas, Dottin, and quarters. eighth-seeded Fitchburg, 56-53, in
renewed energy. They know they have a chance.” Gatta combined to score 15 points Dottin, who has already drawn the semifinals at WPI last Sunday
against South a year ago, but the some interest from several college afternoon.
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Cougars cruise past
Murdock in playoff opener
By Tim Peterson Jankins is also an outstanding player and
Turley Publications Sports Correspondent he’s also a very good team leader.”
Only four players scored for
After almost pulling off an amazing Murdock, who had defeated Blackstone
comeback victory in the Clark Valley Tech, 63-52, in a preliminary
Tournament small school championship round game, last Monday night.
game, the Quaboag Cougars played very Senior guards Jake Hunt and Brock
well from start to finish in their Central Macarelli combined to score 49 points in
Mass Division 3 first round game against that contest, but the duo scored just 23
16th-seeded Murdock. points against the Cougars. Hunt finished
The top-seeded Cougars, who never with a team-high 13 points, while
trailed, coasted to a 69-27 victory against Macarelli added 10 points.
the Blue Devils at home last Wednesday After the Blue Devils cut the deficit to
night. 10-7 with 2:15 left in the opening quarter
“Our practices have been great the following a Macarelli 3-pointer from the
past couple of days, so I knew we were left side, the Cougars pulled away with a
Athlete right where we wanted to be coming into
this game tonight,” said Quaboag head
coach Chris Reilly. “We had a little let
7-0 run. Plante scored three of those
points, while Morin, who scored eight
first half points, and Jankins hit a pair of
of the down for the first time all season in the
middle of the Uxbridge game, but we
played very well in the final 10 minutes of
In the middle of the second quarter,
senior guard Ryan Spencer, Wisniewski,
Week that game and it just carried over into this
The Cougars scored a season-high 69
and Jankins made three consecutive 3-
pointers, which increased the Cougars
lead to 28-8.
points against the Blue Devils (10-10) and The home team had a 30-12 halftime
their defense gave up the second fewest lead and they never let their lead get less
points. They held Bartlett to 25 points in than 20 points during the second half, as
Thomas their first meeting of the season.
“Our main goal in every game is to
keep teams from scoring more than 50
they outscored the Blue Devils 34-15.
Two nights later, Jankins helped the
Cougars advance into the semifinals for
Jankins points. When we can do that, we usually
win,” Reilly said. “Playing good defense
the first time since the 2005-06 season. He
scored a game-high 33 points in the
SCHOOL: Quaboag is something that we stress every day in Cougars 50-33 victory against eighth-
Regional High School practice. Our offense just feeds off our seeded Sutton in a quarterfinal game,
defense.” which was played in front of a large home
ongratulations goes out Quaboag did have four players reach crowd.
to the Cougars varsity double figures in scoring against “Thomas was just incredible. He
basketball player. Murdock. Sophomore guard Thomas scored in many different ways in this
He scored eight points in a Jankins scored a game-high 23 points. game,” Reilly said. “It was also an electric
two-minute span of the second Eighth-grade forward Jacob Wisniewski atmosphere. It was the best home crowd
half in a 50-43 semifinal round scored 13 of his career-high 16 points of the season.”
victory over Main South in the during the second half. Senior guard The Cougars improved their season
semifinals on Monday night. Ryan Plante finished with 11 points and record to 21-3. It’s the first time they’ve
If you would like to nomi- senior forward David Morin added 10 won 20 or more games in the 18 years that
nate someone for Athlete of the points. Reilly has been coaching the Cougars var-
Week, contact Sports Editor “We just hit most of our shots sity team. They were schedule to face
Dave Forbes at 413-283-8393 tonight,” Plante said. “I believe this was fifth-seeded University Park (14-4) in a
ext. 237 or send an e-mail to the most points we’ve scored in a game so semifinal game at WPI.’s Harrington
firstname.lastname@example.org. You need far this season.” Auditorium on Monday night.
not leave your name. The Cougars didn’t have the services It’s the fourth time that the Cougars
of junior guard Josh Toppin, who suf- played in the Division 3 semifinals at WPI
fered a concussion against Uxbridge. His during the past 20 years. They lost to
minutes were filled by senior guard Eric Sutton in the in 1996 and 2000 semifinals.
Pappas (two points), who played very They also lost to Whitinsville Christian in
well defensively, and Wisniewski, who
Send in your nomination today! began the season as a member of the jun-
ior varsity team.
the 2006 finals.
Quaboag held Sutton to just nine made
field goals in last Friday’s contest. Four of
“We do have a couple of very good those field goals came in the final quarter
younger players on the team this year,” when the Cougars were leading by more
said Morin “I think Jacob will be a very than 20 points.
good player for us in the future. He has Plante scored 13 points against Sutton
really improved a lot this season. Thomas (15-8).
JANKINS I FROM PAGE 14 diminutive eighth grader. But even
then, Reilly had praised hi, noting that
I started playing varsity.” he had a noticeable feel for the game.
At the start of the fourth quarter, The past two years, he’s grown both in
Reilly had gone to Jankins to deny stature and in his sense of his own lead-
Wright, who had been a destroyer with a ership and grasp.
series of acrobatic, left-handed moves “I just did what I thought our team
from the point. needed to win the game,” he said after-
“I just thought Thomas’s length ward. “We were really struggling. I was
would stop him,” said Reilly. He trying to pick up my teammates. We
laughed self-deprecatingly, “a great wanted to do everything in our power to
coaching move.” get to the finals. In the first half we were
But it would be: Lucky wasn’t able to playing to their pace. The coach tells me
score, while Thomas did. It meant the to keep shooting. He has great faith in
game because both Iniobong Udofia and me.”
David Morin were plagued with four As do his teammates.
personal fouls. “I thought Thomas played great,”
Down the stretch, Jankins scored on said senior Ryan Spencer. “But he’s
a patented twister (46-43) and then always like this, especially in the clutch.
made a quick pass to Morin who scored But this is what counts about Thomas,
one free throw. The second missed. But he doesn’t have to score to play that
Udofia soared for the offensive rebound, way. I just think he plays big every single
and Jankins would eventually score the game he plays.”
field goal which put the game out of
reach. Bob Schron is a sports correspondent
Jankins had been brought up to the for Turley Publications. He can be
team three years ago as a somewhat reached at email@example.com.
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team-high nine rebounds, while senior Iniobong Udofia
checked in with four points and he also played very
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well defensively, along with senior guard Ryan
Spencer. Junior guard Josh Toppin also returned to
action after sitting out the first two postseason games
Tantasqua 14, 15, 20 and 21.
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STURBRIDGE – The 2011
Tantasqua Pop Warner Football
Worcester The free clinic will be instruct-
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the Worcester County Athletic Conference (WCAC)
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and Cheerleading registration on
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State to Two- Sessions will be from 2 to 4:45
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“Anybody who makes it to this point in the playoffs
has to be a very good team,” Reilly said. “We didn’t
Registrations run from 10 a.m.
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Post 109 on Main Street in Route
play one of our best games of the season tonight, but
you have to give a lot of credit to them. I knew this 20. and Catchers School gym.
Signups are located in the Jr.
game was going to be a challenge for us because they’re If your child is between the
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ished with a team-high 15 points, senior forward grams. Catchers Clinic will be held April
Damien Rucker had 11 points and junior forward Please visit www.tanta- 19 and 21 for ages 8 to 18 from 9
Jonathan Luciano added 10 points. Rucker and squapopwarner.com for more a.m.-noon.
Luciano combined to score 49 points in Main South’s
78-68 quarterfinal victory against fourth-seeded
details. The cost is $60 per person. Nominees
The basics of hitting: grip,
Worcester Tech last Friday night.
“We knew very little about this team,” Jankins said.
stance, strip, swing, dry swings, wanted for
“They’re just a very tough team and they played great
against us tonight.”
Sturbridge wrist hitting, vision drills, mental
game, slow motion video analysis, Warrior
Quaboag was trailing 15-10 after the first quarter,
as the Main South offense didn’t take very much time
Legion beating the pitcher, short toss, live
batting practice, stickball,
strength and conditioning.
off the shot clock in the first 8:00.
Three consecutive baskets by Jankins, Udofia, and
baseball Kids hit in two cages, do soft
toss, and dry swing. of Fame
Morin gave Quaboag a 16-15 advantage a little more
than a minute into the second quarter. signups Basics of throwing and pitch-
ing: grips, control and command,
STURBRIDGE - The
Tantasqua Warrior Athletic Hall
After a couple of lead changes, senior guard Eric STURBRIDGE - The mechanics, drills, competitions, of Fame Committee is now accept-
Pappas knocked down a mid-range jumper from the Sturbridge Legion baseball team stretching plus S&C, stretch and ing applications for members of
left side, which were his only points, giving Quaboag a will hold registrations for players windup, flat ground, bullpen, on the Class of 2011.
22-19 halftime lead. interested in trying out for the mound, long toss, pickoffs, PFPs, Deadline for applications is
Quaboag outscored Main South, 12-4 in the second 2011 team on April 16 from 10 conditioning, pepper, P-Chart, June 1.
quarter, but the final two quarters were fairly close. a.m. to 12 p.m. at Post 109 on play catch (loosen arm up) before For more information, please
Jankins scored seven of his team’s 10 points in the Main Street in Sturbridge. On Day 1. go to: Tantasqua.org/THS/. Click
third quarter. Main South was led by Wright, who hand for the signups will be the Kids who have not yet pitched on the Athletics page for the Hall
scored nine points in the quarter, including a 3-pointer coaches Josh Skowyra, Bob in their leagues are taught proper of Fame information, criteria and
from the top of the key giving his team a 30-29 lead. Connor and Manager Jim Rosseel. throwing mechanics. Pitchers forms.
Jankins answered right back by making his first Baseball players in western throw inside the gym off indoor
shot of the game from beyond the three-point arc, as Worcester County interested in mounds.
Quaboag held a slim 32-30 lead heading into the final participating in American Legion They will also throw long toss
quarter. baseball this summer are encour- and go outside on the Astroturf.
Rucker and Luciano combined to score the first aged to come to the sign-up meet- For more information and an
If you would like
eight points of the final quarter, as Main South built a ing in order to determine their application, send an e-mail to information about your
38-32 lead with 6:10 left. geographic eligibility and to meet Dirk Baker at dbaker1@worces-
Following a Jankins layup, he knocked down a pair the coaches. Parents are invited to ter.edu.
organization included in
of 3-pointers giving his team the lead for good at 40-38. come the meeting as well to learn the Quaboag Current,
Plante then made two free throws before capping about the team.
off the 12-0 run with a fast break layup following a Sturbridge Legion has contact Sports Editor
Jankins steal and long down court pass.
With less than 2:00 left, Rucker knocked down a 3-
Tantasqua as its base school, but
players from Southbridge,
Junior high Dave Forbes at 413-283-
pointer from the top of the key cutting the deficit to 46-
43, but Quaboag pulled away with a Morin inside hoop
Quaboag, Quabbin and North
Brookfield high schools are eligi-
volleyball 8393 ext. 237, send
an e-mail to
and a Jankins jumper in the lane, which kept their
dream season alive for at least one more game.
ble to participate on the team.
Ballplayers residing in the clinic set for firstname.lastname@example.org or
Sturbridge area but attending pri-
Tim Peterson is a sports correspondent for Turley vate schools outside the region March send it through the mail
to: Turley Publications
Publications. He can be reached at may also be eligible to play on the STURBRIDGE - The
email@example.com. team. Tantasqua Junior High 2011 Girls c/o Sports Editor Dave
Players born after Jan. 1, 1992 Volleyball Clinic will be offered
are eligible to take part in Legion for young ladies in grades 7-8 for Forbes, 24 Water St.,
DREAMS I FROM PAGE 14 baseball. Interested players three weeks in March. Palmer, MA 01069.
should bring a photocopy of their Players will learn the basic fun-
ter when the fire alarm went off in the building. A fog birth certificate to the signups. damental skills of volleyball (pass-
machine, which was part of the Show Choir Showcase The team will hold tryouts May ing, setting, spiking, blocking and
being held in the school’s auditorium at the same time
as the basketball game, was the cause for the alarm
The Warriors (14-7) lost the home opener against “They love playing the game of basketball and we’re three-point play.
Northbridge back in December. definitely going to miss them next year.” The Warriors, who trailed 20-5 at the end of the first
“This was a tough way for us to finish, but overall The Warriors leading scorer was junior guard Olivia quarter, did cut the deficit to 23-11 in the middle of the
we had a fantastic season,” said Tantasqua head coach Brooks, who scored eight of her nine points during the second quarter. The visitors closed the opening half
Tom Goyette. “We won our league title for the first time second half. with an 11-1 run giving them a commanding 36-12 half-
and we also earned the fourth seed in the postseason Holy Name senior forward Bridget O’Sullivan (10 time lead.
tournament.” points) and junior center Bianca Langford, who posted Things didn’t improve very much for the home team
It was the third time since the 2005-2006 season that a double-double with a game-high 17 points and 17 during the second half. They trailed by 40 points at the
the Naps had defeated the Warriors in the postseason rebounds, combined to score 14 of their team’s first 17 end of the third quarter.
tournament. The two previous games were played in points. Overall, 12 players scored in the game for Holy Following the fire alarm delay, the Warriors did put
Worcester. Name. together a 9-0 run. Molleur started it with an offensive
“We don’t usually play against Tantasqua during “Holy Name is very athletic and they’re one of the rebound putback and junior guard Melissa Frio (five
the regular season, but we keep drawing them in the quickest teams we’ve faced this season,” Goyette said. points) made a pair of layups before Brooks knocked
District Tournament,” Finneron said. “They’re a well “They were also very aggressive on the boards.” home a 3-pointer from the right side. Brooks also hit
coached team and they don’t usually make very many The Warriors, who didn’t want to fall behind early another long bomb in the final minute of the game,
mistakes.” in the game like the boys team did in their game at which were the Warriors final points of the season.
The five Warriors seniors who played in their final Worcester South the previous night, made just two field It was an outstanding season for the Warriors, but it
high school basketball game are Raja Hashem, Erica goals and had several turnovers during the opening just didn’t end on a very good note.
Norcross, Amy McClelland, Steph Picking and Nicole half. They only made 9-of-25 free throw attempts.
Molleur, who posted a number of double-doubles dur- Molleur (five points) finally broke the ice by making Tim Peterson is a sports correspondent for Turley
ing the course of the regular season. a pair of free throws with 1:36 left in the quarter and Publications. He can be reached at
“All five of them are just great kids,” Goyette said. Picking (seven points) followed with an old-fashion firstname.lastname@example.org.
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– in the classroom –
Jumping for Joy is
– NORTH BROOKFIELD –
By Ruth M. Lyon
Turley Publications Reporter
indergarteners through sixth
graders were treated to a per-
formance of physical prowess and
a unique talent, when 30 fifth and sixth
graders, male and female, from Fort TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTOS BY RUTH M. LYON
River Elementary School, Amherst, This trick, the flopping fish, was developed by the boys themselves. The boys, from a prone position, actually
“flop” over the rope. Here, the club’s teacher, Dianna Spaulding, swings one end of the rope as Josh performs
showed up, jump ropes in hand, last the intricate feat.
North Brookfield Elementary of our pupils.” her tap (in tap shoes) while jumping rope
School’s Athletic Director Jay Mooney As the youthful performers gathered routine; Jasmine had a solo routine as
welcomed the Fort River Rockers and in the gymnasium, Spaulding announced well. Partners performed cotton-eyed
their teacher, Dianna Spaulding, on their opening routine, speed-jumping Joe, the wagon wheel, and others. There
behalf of the school in a program he for a timed period. She invited audience was double-Dutch patty cake, and, even
named Jump Rope For Heart. Thirty- members to count the number of jumps more difficult, double Irish.
two youngsters from Amherst’s Fort if they could, as Mooney timed the per- At the end of a half-hour, the10 and
River Elementary School demonstrated formers with a stop watch. In the end, eleven-year-old performers stopped for a
skills acquired in a weekly after-school the counters could not keep up with the drink of water and brief intermission;
program mentored by Spaulding. “I’d jumpers, who can top 150 jumps per followed by another half-hour’s strenu-
observed that the kids needed something These boys jump from a squatting position, using a minute. ous demonstrations. Amazingly, none of
to do after school. I tried this, and they short rope. Then, a dazzling display of individual the jumpers appeared to be tired; no
loved it. We meet every Monday after styles, many developed by the young- huffing and puffing was evident. Most of
school. These are the fifth and sixth jumping rope was for boxers and other sters themselves. Kari, first on the pro- them, questioned, said they did little
graders. We also have 35 fourth graders athletes. gram, performed the rocker, step kick practicing outside of the Monday after-
who didn’t come this time. Our team According to Mooney, he’s been and X. Following, in swift progression, noon classes.
makes one trip per year; this is our trip searching for years for a professional were such maneuvers as twister, scissors, Spaulding, now in her seventeenth
for this year,” she said. jump-roping team to perform at the straddle, skier, jogger. Then, the frog, year as a teacher at the school, said she
Remember jumping rope? An old school. “I’m so happy to have this group tuck jumps, and an impressive mad dog does not actively demonstrate many of the
schoolyard favorite, a sign of spring, here,” he said. In response to a question, with full turn. (Picture a mad dog, chas- moves the children perform. She is com-
perhaps. Youngsters, usually girls, he said he has no plans to teach such a ing his tail, meanwhile twirling and pensated for her time by the Parent
swinging ropes, singly or in tandem, as program in this town, but considered the jumping a rope.) There was the can-can, Council, she said. “It has been rewarding,
friends “jumped in,” jumping to a program educational and entertaining to double unders, leg overs, octopus, pen- to see this program grow, and with such
rhyme or a count. For the brave and fit, his classes. “I haven’t the ability or the dulum, handstand jumps, behind the enthusiasm from the kids,” she said.
there were “peppers,” when the rope’s skill to teach this,” he said, “but here at back cross, and the fish flops, in which As to North Brookfield’s student
revolutions speeded up. For the the school we collect funds each year for Josh flopped (like a fish) from a prone audience: “we’ll see what happens,” said
immensely talented, there was “Double the heart fund, and promote a healthy position, over the rope. Mooney.
Dutch,” involving two ropes. Otherwise, life style. Perhaps this will inspire some Rachel, a tap dancer, had designed
Quaboag plans Kindergarten East Brookfield Elementary
pre-registrations Quarter 2 Honor Roll
WARREN - The Quaboag Regional Elementary Schools. GRADE 4 Ethan Ramaska Ciara Haddad
School District will be conducting • Registration packets will be distrib- High Honors Erin Shea Meaghan Kelley
Kindergarten Pre-Registration for chil- uted and reviewed, if not already picked Nathan Gershman GRADE 5 Katherine Miner
dren who will be entering Kindergarten in up. Evan Grenier High Honors William Mitchell
August 2011. To be eligible for • Kindergarten screening appoint- Gaia Knight Victoria Beauchamp Joshua Wheeler
Kindergarten entry, children must be 5 ments will be scheduled. Honors Heather Fontaine Honors
years old by Aug. 31, 2011. • A brief presentation will be made by Victoria Bain Breanna Rollins Abigail Befford
Please call either Warren Community Superintendent of Schools Brett Kustigian Emma Barnes Connor Scott Ryan Hennigan
Elementary School at 413-436-5983 (for and a School Nurse. Bryce Bernard Honors Kyla Lamothe
Warren/West Warren residents) or West • Kindergarten teachers, principals Natalia Blazejewski Alexandra Button Brianna Letourneau
Brookfield Elementary School at 508-867- and the Director of Student Support Caitlyn Charpentier John Button Derrick Mensah
4655 (for West Brookfield residents) to Services will be available to answer ques- Lily Fahey William Demarski Emma Moroney
pre-register your child starting March 7th tions Braedon Hatt Madison Flandreau Erin Parker
between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Student Screenings will be held: Carina Holt Michelle Lamothe Sabrina Petruzzi
Parent Information Evening – Wednesday – May 4, 2011 at Warren Ethan Kiesiner Ryan Nolan Rachel Petruzzi
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 – 6:30 p.m. Community Elementary School Molly Knox Vanessa Roy Sarah Stanhope
Quaboag Regional Middle/High School Friday – May 6, 2011 at West McKenna Lamothe Dylon Sandstrom Jared Toth
– Auditorium Brookfield Elementary School Richard LaPorte GRADE 6 Mackenzie Walles
Important Information: You may make an appointment when Brianna Mensah High Honors Alysha White
• This evening will provide important you pick up your registration packet at Ashley Paine Olivia Fahey
information regarding the Kindergarten your respective school or at the Parent Jacob Paradise Abigail Gershman
programs at Warren and West Brookfield Information Night.
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– in the classroom –
Community reading day celebrates Seuss
- STURBRIDGE - whether it was a person, place or thing
and the last jar contained art instruc-
By Jennifer Grybowski tions. Students then had to make an
Turley Publications Reporter illustration of the word.
“I’m hoping to get the students to
tudents at Tantasqua Regional write stories based on the illustrations
Junior High School channeled their later in the year,” Willard said.
inner child Wednesday as they par- Nicole Jolie’s Spanish class and
ticipated in activities celebrating Dr. Nancy Bazinet’s reading class joined
Seuss’s birthday. The activities were part together for a reading of “Green Eggs
of a larger Literacy Week at the junior and Ham” first in English and then in
high, coinciding with the National Spanish. Jolie warned the students
Education Association’s Read Across ahead of time that the translation was
America program, an annual reading not exact; some words had to be changed
motivation and awareness program that in order for the story to rhyme properly.
calls for every child in every community However, there were still several puzzled
to celebrate reading each March 2. looks on students’ faces when Jolie began
Last year was the first year the school reading and they realized the story was
participated in Dr. Seuss-related activi- not about a character named Sam, but in
ties. This year, more teachers participat- fact a character named Juan.
ed and new activities were introduced. Art teacher Julie Guerin previously
For example, Exploratory/Health had students create Dr. Seuss characters
Teacher Jaime Armin health class, stu- out of paper mache. Then, on
dents talked about using reading as a de- Wednesday, students had to guess every
stressor. Armin shared with the class that character, and name what book the
reading just six minutes a day has been characters were from.
shown to reduce stress by up to two- The junior high took the opportunity
thirds. Students then wrote down 10 to make the entire week Literacy Week.
things they could do to de-stress on strips Literacy-related events were sprinkled
TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTOS BY
of paper and decorated cups to put the throughout the week, including JENNIFER GRYBOWSKI
strips in. lunchtime raffles that promoted reading. Gabby Rodulfo and Julia Labuski hold up
In Health Teacher Ellen Canvan’s The week culminated in the school’s cups they decorated. The cups will be filled
pieces of paper reminding them of ways to
class, Canavan read “The Things You first-ever all-night read-a-thon, held de-stress.
Can Do That Are Good For You,” from Friday night and sponsored by the
the Cat In the Hat’s Learning Library, school’s literacy committee. Students
about taking care of oneself. Students in signed up in teams of five, and one per-
that class then engaged in creating post- son from the team was required to be Right, Spanish teacher Nicole Jolie reads to
cards, depicting a health tip from the reading at all times. Other activities dur- her class “Huevos Verdes con Amon,” the
Spanish adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s “Green
book, to send to preschoolers at Treetops ing the all-nighter included a midnight Eggs and Ham.”
Montessori School. dance, trivia contests, games, movies and
In Carol Willard’s art class, students a wake-up dance and pancake breakfast
chose one word from each of three jars. in the morning. Students paid $10 each
One jar contained a Dr. Seuss made-up to attend, proceeds benefit the Student
word, another contained a definition of Activity Fund.
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– obituaries –
Ruth H. (Dilling) Miner Joanne C. (Jolie) Cotton, 66
NORTH BROOK- Brooke A. Suitum of Quaboag on the Common SOUTHBRIDGE: grandchildren, Briana spending time with her
FIELD - Ruth H. (Dilling) Southborough; Cody A. Nursing Home in West Joanne C. (Jolie) Cotton, and Owen Cotton of South family and grandchildren.
Miner passed peacefully Miner and Matthew D. Brookfield giving gener- 66, passed away in Estero, Windsor, CT, Nicholas Her funeral was held
March 6, 2011, surround- Graves of East ously of her time and tal- FL on Thursday, March and Jonathan Cantara on Thursday, March 10
ed by the love and care of Brookfield; Ally J. F. ents to the people she 3, 2011 after a sudden ill- and Zachary and Ryan from the Daniel T. Morrill
her family. Her loving Miner and Aubree E. cared for. But most of all, ness. Langlois of Southbridge. Funeral Home, 130
husband of 29 years, Miner of Stafford, VA; her greatest achievement She is survived by her She is also survived by Hamilton Street,
Romeo C. Miner, passed two sisters, Loretta in life is leaving this world husband of nearly 45 many nieces, nephews and Southbridge with a Mass
in 1969. (Peggy) Ledger of a better place than it was years, Ronald M. Cotton, cousins. She was prede- in St. Hedwig's Church,
Ruth is survived by her Uxbridge, MA; Myrtle before with her gift of of Southbridge; her three ceased by her parents Everett St., Southbridge.
life partner of 37 years, Rebello of West love. children, Lance Cotton of Robert and Lucille Burial was in Oak Ridge
William F. Floury, of Brookfield, MA; a broth- Relatives and friends Worcester, MA, Kelly (Boudreau) Jolie. Cemetery, Southbridge.
Warren; a son, Wayne M. er-in-law John Rogers of are invited to attend call- Cantara and her husband Joanne worked for In lieu of flowers dona-
Miner and his wife, West Brookfield. She was ing hours on Wednesday, Jason Cantara and Sturbridge Travel in tions may be made to the
Earlene, of Texas City, predeceased by her broth- March 9 from 4-7 p.m. in Sherrie Langlois of Sturbridge for several American Heart
TX; a son, Glenn B. ers Raymond Dilling, Pillsbury Funeral Home, Southbridge; one sister, years. She was an avid Association, 20 Speen St.,
Miner and his wife Anne Bernard Dilling, Ernest 44 Gilbert St., North Elizabeth Jolie-Reddick of gardener and volunteered Framingham, MA 01701
of East Brookfield; four Dilling and Wilford Dilling Brookfield. The funeral Southbridge and one her time for St. Vincent or to the charity of one's
grandchildren, and by her sisters Pauline service will be held on brother Robert Jolie Jr. of dePaul Society for many choice.
Christopher W. Miner and Dilling and Shirley Thursday at 11 a.m. in Brookfield, MA; and six years. She especially loved
his wife Sandy of Stafford, Rogers. Ruth was born the funeral home. A pri-
VA; Michael E. Miner and Jan. 7, 1922, in North vate burial will take place
his wife Gemma of
Houston, TX; Lori A.
Brookfield, the daughter
of the late Bernard H.
at a later date.
In lieu of flowers,
Michael T. Moriarty, 68
Suitum and her partner Dilling and Evelyn memorial contributions
Derek Schultz of (Gaucher) Dilling. Ruth may be made to the North Michael T. Moriarty, Boulder, CO; a brother- Brothers. He was an avid
Southborough, MA; held positions at various Brookfield Emergency 68, of Southbridge, died in-law, Robert Duff of genealogist who had
Jennifer Graves and her companies before realiz- Squad, Po Box 73 North Thursday, March 3, 2011 Sturbridge; and six grand- traced the family line back
husband Edward; six ing her fondest pastime Brookfield MA 01535. at home after a long battle children, Christina and several generations.
great-grandchildren, working as a Certified with cancer. Caroline Moriarty; David Michael was inducted into
Kylie R. Suitum and Nurses Aid at the He is survived by six and James Moriarty; the Southbridge Little
children, Michael P. Andre and Cody Lamprey League Hall of Fame in
Moriarty and his wife and two step-grandchil- 2010 as a member of the
AnneMarie of Sharon, dren, Kevin and Dylan 1955 Southbridge Little
Thomas E. Moriarty of Barlow. He was also sur- League All Star team.
Southbridge, Karen A. vived by many nieces and His funeral was held on
Barlow and her husband nephews. He was prede- Monday, March 7 from
Kevin of Woodstock, CT, ceased by a sister, Mary the Daniel T. Morrill
Patricia E. Moriarty of Duff, of Sturbridge. Funeral Home, 130
Southbridge, Shaun M. He was born in Hamilton St.,
James Ernest Geis Moriarty and his wife
Cherie of Southbridge,
Southbridge and was the
son of the late Michael
Southbridge, with a Mass
in St. Mary's Church, 263
and Matthew J. Moriarty and Rita (Hurley) Hamilton St.,
WARREN - James superintendent of five husband Brian Mulherin of Southbridge; two Moriarty. Southbridge. Burial was
Ernest Geis, 86, departed stone quarries located in of Warren, Penelope Jane brothers, James Moriarty Michael worked for in St. Mary's Cemetery,
this life peacefully at the upper Hudson Valley. (Geis) Dessingue and her and his wife Janet of many years at Aero Co. in Southbridge.
home, surrounded by He was the inventor of a husband John Dessingue Winter Springs, FL, and Southbridge, having pre- In lieu of flowers,
family on March 8, 2011. device designed to monitor of Troy, New York; and Daniel Moriarty and his viously worked for a num- memorial donations may
He was born in Dobbs stone levels during stone his son, John R. Geis of wife Paula of ber of years in the auto be made to the American
Ferry, N.Y., the son of the crushing operations. Warren; two granddaugh- Framingham; a sister, parts industry. In his Cancer Society, 30 Speen
late Ernest and Harriet He was a sixty plus ters, Heather and Carol Kelly and her hus- youth, he spent many St., Framingham, MA
(Wise) Geis. He graduat- year member of the Order Jennifer Mulherin of band Howard “Nick” of years working for Deary 01701.
ed from Hastings High of Masons. He was raised Warren; two nephews,
school, Hastings-on in Hastingson Hudson Wayne Geis and his wife
Hudson, N.Y. and enlist- Lodge in New York State; Elizabeth Geis of Bluff
ing in the U.S. Navy
immediately upon gradua-
some years later moving to
Massachusetts and trans-
City, Tennessee, and Dale
Geis of Wiccopee, New
Diane G. (Lavallee) Racicot, 66
tion. He served from 1943 ferring to Quaboag Lodge, York; and a niece, Lynn
- 1946 aboard a LCT, see- A. F. & A. M. in Warren. (Geis) Fasano of Calgary, Diane G. (Lavallee) and Tammy Bellerive of the late Joseph and
ing action in the WWII D- He a was a member of Canada; and several Racicot, 66 of Lapierre Southbridge, and a grand- Blandine (Gaumond)
Day invasion of Trinity Episcopal Church, cousins. There are no call- Ave., Southbridge died son Justin Carrington. Lavallee and lived here all
Normandy. After being Ware. ing hours. A graveside Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at She also leaves a brother her life. She was a mem-
discharged from the serv- He was pre-deceased services will be held at a UMass Memorial Arthur Lavallee of TN, ber of Notre Dame
ice he attended New York by his sister Janet and his later date. Donations may Healhtcare/University and 4 sisters Theresa Church. She was a well
University. brother, Richard Henry be made in his memory to Campus Lake Ave. North Petrilli of Southbridge, known seamstress for
Beloved husband of Geis. The beloved, caring the Shriners Hospital for after being stricken ill at Emma Cote of Dudley, many years.
Marguerite Merrick Geis father of four children, he Children, 516 Carew St., home Saturday. Louise Fongallez of N. Funeral services were
since 1950, he worked for leaves his wife of sixty-one Springfield, MA 01104. She leaves her husband Brookfield, Rita Lavallee private. Sansoucy Funeral
New York Trap Rock years; daughters Mary Varnum Funeral Home, of 46 yrs. David A. of RI, and nieces and Home 40 Marcy St.
Corp. for twenty plus Elizabeth Geis of Inc., 43 East Main St., Racicot. They were mar- nephews. Southbridge directed
years, working his way up Seabrook, N.H., Ellen West Brookfield is direct- ried Nov. 11, 1964. Diane was born in arrangements.
to the position of electrical (Geis) Mulherin and her ing arrangements. Racicot of Southbridge Southbridge, daughter of
EVENTS CALENDAR from page 3 the children get to know each other and become familiar with the
program's routine. (Children have to be 3 years old by Sept.1,
MERRICK PUBLIC LIBRARY IS OFFERING HOME DELIVERY
SERVICE. The service is available every Friday at 3 p.m. Please
2010). Group size is limited to 12 children. keep this service in mind as you contemplate parking during con-
Each weekend in March from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. visitors can see the struction. This service is provided by the Friends of the Library. The
sugar-making process, from tapping the trees to “sugaring off,” WARREN PUBLIC LIBRARY KNITTING CIRCLE WELCOMES staff and Trustees thank our patrons for their patience during the
and will learn why maple sugar was more commonly used than NEW MEMBERS. All ages and abilities are invited to join a knitting road construction. We encourage patrons to park on the River
maple syrup in early New England. For details, visit www.osv.org or circle that meets on Wednesdays at the Warren Public Library. Bring Street, (Rt. 148) side of the Common.
call 800-SEE-1830. your needles, yarn and any projects you are working on and share
ideas, tricks and tips with fellow knitters. The group meets on the MEALS ON WHEELS DRIVERS ARE NEEDED FOR BROOK-
STAGELOFT REPERTORY THEATER, 450A Main St., first Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and all FIELD AREA. Tri-Valley, Inc. is looking for reliable people to deliver
Sturbridge has announced the opening of its next show, “Gilligan's other Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meals on Wheels to elders in Brookfield. Meals are packed and
Island - The Musical” running from March 18-April 3 on each delivered out of the North Brookfield Nutrition Site located at the
Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m., and every Sunday at 2 p. m. THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES IN WEST WARREN Senior Center. All volunteers receive training and drivers are eligible
Tickets will cost $17 adults, $15 seniors 65+, $8 students 12 and INVITES THE PUBLIC TO A FISH FRY every Friday from 4 - 8 for travel reimbursement at the rate of 45.5 cents per mile. Anyone
younger. For information and reservations, call 508-347-9005. p.m. A fish fry will also be held the Friday after thanksgiving. who can give as little as two hours per week of their time to help
with this important task is asked to call the North Brookfield
THERE WILL BE A RABIES VACCINATION CLINIC on AMERICAN LEGION POST 109 meets the first Monday of the Nutrition Site at 508-867-0220 or Tri-Valley’s office at 1-800-286-
Saturday, March 19 from 9-10 a.m. at the Brookfield fire station. month at the post, 507 Main St. in Fiskdale. 6640.
Citizens will also be able to license their dogs at the town clerk’s
office from 9 a.m. to 12. noon The last day to license dogs is March STURBRIDGE ROTARY CLUB meets Mondays at 6:15 p.m. at THE EAST BROOKFIELD BAPTIST CHURCH WILL HOLD 12-
31 before being obligated to pay a $25 dollar fine. the Publick House Historic Inn. Visit www.rotary7910.org. STEP PROGRAM called Living Free every Wednesday evening from
6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at the East Brookfield Baptist Church in East
STORY HOUR FOR CHILDREN 3-6 YEARS OLD will meet STURBRIDGE LIONS CLUB meets the second and fourth Brookfield 2nd floor Library. When facing the church, please use left
every Wednesday and explore different themes through stories, Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Publick House Restaurant. side entrance.
songs and an engaging craft at the Merriam-Gilbert Public Library Visit http://sturbridgema.lionwap.org or e-mail briererabbit@veri-
in West Brookfield. Weekly attendance is strongly encouraged, so zon.net.
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– public safety –
EAST BROOKFIELD Call Taker: 836 - DISPATCHER
TONIAH L MALONEY
03/05/2011 - SATURDAY
Brookfield Rd. #6, Warren, MA was
arrested on Feb. 24, 2011 and
911 Accident no PI/minor
damage, Main St., investigated
O’Neil Rd., transported to hospital
Phone Assist citizen, Main
POLICE LOG Location/Address: MAIN ST 11-4759 0243 Initiated - M/V charged with Domestic assault & SATURDAY, FEB. 26 St., services rendered
Unit: 10 STOP ARREST OVER 17 YRS OLD 2 battery, and Resisting arrest. Initiated Motor vehicle stop, Phone Disturbance/family,
MONDAY, FEB. 21 Arrest: HOPE, LYNNANNE Call Taker: 853 - Dispatcher Southbridge Rd, verbal warning Chapel St., investigated
Cellular Suspicious activity, Address: 365 MAIN ST Apt. #10 CHRISTINE BRUNELLE THURSDAY, FEB. 24 Initiated Motor vehicle stop, Monday, Feb. 28
Cooney Rd., Spencer, investigated STURBRIDGE, MA Location: 20E/HOBBS BROOK Radio Motor vehicle stop, Main St., verbal warning Phone Alarm, Warren
TUESDAY, FEB. 22 DOB: 09/04/1960 Unit: 1 Southbridge Rd., verbal warning Initiated Motor vehicle stop, Old Community E. S., investigated
Initiated Alarm, Depot Sq., spo- Charges: ASSAULT & BATTERY Arrest: PELLETIER, RYAN J Phone Alarm, Warren West Warren Rd., verbal warning 911 Disturbance/general,
ken to (DOMESTIC) Address: 238 ABBOTT AVE Community E.S., accidental/defec- Initiated Motor vehicle stop, School St., services rendered
Initiated Disabled motor vehi- 03/01/2011 - TUESDAY LEOMINSTER, MA tive Main St., citation issued-warning 911 Accident no PI/minor
cle, Rte 49, services rendered 11-4399 0756 Initiated - RADAR DOB: 03/28/1984 Initiated Motor vehicle stop, Cellular Animal investigation, damage, Main St., services ren-
Wednesday, Feb. 23 ASSIGNMENT SERVICES REN- Charges: OUI LIQUOR Main St., verbal warning Old West Warren Rd., investigated dered
Phone Complaint, Red Gable DERED 3 SPEEDING Phone Disturbance/neighbor, Initiated Motor vehicle stop,
Rd., spoken to Tuesday, March 1
Call Taker: 802 - DISPATCHER 03/06/2011 - SUNDAY Old West Brookfield Rd., arrest 17 Patrick Rd., verbal warning Phone Lost property,
THURSDAY, FEB. 24 BARBARA A BOITEAU 11-4858 0138 Initiated - M/V and over female SUNDAY, FEB. 27
911 Medical emergency, Winthrop Ter., services rendered
Location/Address: FISKE HILL RD STOP CITATION ISSUED 2 Initiated Prisoner transport, to Phone Welfare check, Initiated Motor vehicle stop, Old
Howe St., transported to UMass 11-4402 0821 Initiated - RADAR Call Taker: 853 - Dispatcher WWDC, services rendered Winthrop Ter., services rendered
Phone Alarm, Howe St., serv- West Warren Rd., citation issued-
ASSIGNMENT SERVICES REN- CHRISTINE BRUNELLE Initiated Motor vehicle stop, 911 Fire/chimney, Maple warning
ices rendered DERED 3 Location: 131/HOMETOWN BANK Main St., verbal warning St., services rendered
Cellular Medical emergency, Initiated Motor vehicle stop, Old
Call Taker: 802 - DISPATCHER Unit: 9 Initiated Motor vehicle stop, Phone Notification, Lombard West Warren Rd., citation issued-
Gleason Ave., transported to St. BARBARA A BOITEAU Arvd-01:38:00 Clrd-01:55:43 Main St., verbal warning St., services rendered
Location/Address: NEW BOSTON Unit: 8 FRIDAY, FEB. 25 Phone Hit & Run, Southbridge Initiated Motor vehicle stop,
FRIDAY, FEB. 25 RD 11-4877 0635 Initiated - M/V Phone Alarm, Warren Rd., investigated
Initiated Motor vehicle acci- Main St., verbal warning
Unit: 10 STOP ARREST OVER 17 YRS OLD 2 Community E.S., accidental/defec- Phone Notification, Mechanic Wednesday, March 2
dent, Baker Hill Rd., vehicle towed 11-4410 0956 Initiated - Serve Call Taker: 853 - Dispatcher tive St., services rendered
Phone Property damage, E. Radio Motor vehicle stop,
Summons SUMMONS SERVED 3 CHRISTINE BRUNELLE Phone Alarm, Warren Phone Larceny, Worcester, Main St., citation issued-warning
Main St., investigated Call Taker: 802 - DISPATCHER Location: HALL/STUR MEADOWS Community E.S., accidental/defec- services rendered
Phone Complaint, E. Main St., Initiated Motor vehicle stop,
BARBARA A BOITEAU Unit: 9 tive Radio Notification, Town Main St., citation issued-civil
spoken to Location/Address: [ST 9301] TAN- Arrest: ECCLESTON, REBECCA S Walk-in Erratic operator, East Farm Rd., services rendered
911 Motor vehicle acci- Initiated Motor vehicle stop,
TASQUA REGIONAL SR HIGH Address: 134 SMITHVILLE RD Rd., area search negative Phone Assist citizen, Main Main St., citation issued-civil
dent, Podunk Rd., services ren- SCHOOL - BROOKFIELD RD SPENCER, MA Walk-in V a n d a l i s m , St., services rendered
dered Phone Truant, Crescent St.,
11-4421 1131 Initiated - M/V DOB: 12/22/1988 Southbridge Rd., investigated 911 Medical emergency, services rendered
SATURDAY, FEB. 26 STOP ARREST OVER 17 YRS OLD 2 Charges: WARRANT ARREST Phone Flood, Main St., servic- South St., transported to hospital
911 Medical emergency, Phone Disturbance, neighbor,
Call Taker: 802 - DISPATCHER 11-4901 1038 Initiated - Serve es rendered 911 Medical emergency, Elm St., services rendered
Pleasant St., transported to St. BARBARA A BOITEAU Summons SUMMONS NOT
Vincent Location/Address: MASS DOT SERVED 3
SUNDAY, FEB. 27 BARN - MAIN ST Call Taker: 839 - Part-Time
Welfare check, Rte. 9, Unit: 5
Arrest: KARIUKI, STEVE K
Dispatcher MELISSA A PALMER
Location/Address: [ST 2319] MAT-
Youth loses fingers in explosion
911 Medical emergency, Address: 4025 BLOCK DR Apt. TIOLI CHRISTOPHER & BARBARA -
Pleasant St., transported to St. #2184 DALLAS, TX BREAKNECK RD
Vincent DOB: 05/05/1978 Unit: 9
Warren firefighter first to respond family and an unidentified female physical
MONDAY, FEB. 28 therapist) yelling, “Take me to the hospi-
Charges: SIGNAL, FAIL TO 11-4904 1053 Initiated - M/V
Initiated Snow ban, E Main St., LICENSE SUSPENDED, OP MV STOP CITATION ISSUED 2 – PALMER – tal!” Initially when he noticed the smoke,
citation/warning issued WITH Call Taker: 839 - Part-Time he thought the child’s house was on fire.
Initiated Snow ban, E Main St., 03/03/2011 - THURSDAY Dispatcher MELISSA A PALMER He also noted that there were a few vehi-
citation/warning issued By Emily Thurlow
11-4645 2037 Walk-In - B&E into Location/Address: 20 RTE + Staff Writer cles that past by the residence before him
TUESDAY, MARCH 1 M/V SERVICES RENDERED 1 RIVERVIEW AVE
Phone Assist citizen, N. that didn’t bother to stop.
Call Taker: 836 - DISPATCHER Unit: 10
Brookfield Rd., report taken TONIAH L MALONEY Arvd-10:53:00 Clrd-11:00:45
A flurry of 911 calls ranging from “It’s really too bad because if he really
THURSDAY, MARCH 3 Location/Address: [ST 2525] 11-4920 1503 Phone - Vandalism claims of a “possible fire” to “someone thought about what he was doing he prob-
Initiated Snow ban, E Main St., STURBRIDGE POLICE DEPART- SERVICES RENDERED 2 being hurt” inundated the Palmer Police ably wouldn’t have done it. Now he’s
citation/warning issued MENT - MAIN ST Call Taker: 836 - DISPATCHER Department’s dispatch at 2:49 p.m. on made a choice that will change his life for-
FRIDAY, MARCH 4 Unit: 10 TONIAH L MALONEY
Phone Assist citizen, station, Friday, Feb. 25. ever,” Derosier said.
Disp-20:37:00 Arvd-20:38:41 Location/Address: BREAKNECK RD According to Palmer Police Detective
spoken to Clrd-21:45:27 Unit: 10
When Palmer Police and Palmer Fire
911 Motor vehicle acci- 03/04/2011 - FRIDAY Disp-15:05:00 Arvd-15:31:56 Sgt. Scott E. Haley, a 13-year-old had had arrived on the scene, because the
dent, Haywood Dr., report taken 11-4700 1045 Phone - Accident Clrd-16:06:41 been home with a 14-year-old friend alone youth’s injuries were so severe, he was
SATURDAY, MARCH 5 (Property Damage) INVESTIGATED 11-4924 1543 Initiated - M/V at 105 Shearer St., playing with a lighter rushed to Baystate Medical Center in
911 Disabled motor vehi- 1 STOP CITATION ISSUED 2
cle, Rte 9, vehicle towed
and a firecracker and it had ignited. In Springfield, while his friend was taken to
Call Taker: 802 - DISPATCHER Call Taker: 836 - DISPATCHER attempts to extinguish the flame, the 13- Wing Memorial Hospital for observation.
Phone Complaint, E Main St., BARBARA A BOITEAU TONIAH L MALONEY
citation/warning issued Location/Address: [ST 2243] SOV- Location/Address: C5 - 20 RTE year-old placed the wick under the faucet Initially, Palmer Fire was called in for
Phone Complaint, Rte 9, cita- EREIGN BANK OF NEW ENGLAND - Unit: 1 in his kitchen, but because it was water- a “structure fire,” and had the call can-
tion/warning issued MAIN ST Arvd-15:43:00 Clrd-15:49:50 proof, it did not go out and thus caused an celled after, but Palmer Police called the
Phone Disabled vehicle, Unit: 6 03/07/2011 - MONDAY
Podunk Rd., vehicle towed
explosion. department back to secure the area.
Disp-10:45:00 Arvd-10:50:41 11-4979 0521 Initiated - M/V “As a result, the child severely dam- According to Palmer Fire Capt. David
SUNDAY, MARCH 6 Clrd-11:11:40 STOP ARREST OVER 17 YRS OLD 2
911 Suspicious activity, E Refer To Accident: 11-79-AC Call Taker: 853 - Dispatcher
aged both of his hands. Doctors are work- Pranaitis, they called the State Fire
Main St., arrest(s) made 11-4719 1614 911 - E911 Trace CHRISTINE BRUNELLE ing to save some of his fingers,” Haley Marshal’s Office who arrived after 30
Investigation INVESTIGATED 1 Location/Address: [ST BURG] said. minutes, to determine if there were any
STURBRIDGE Call Taker: 819 - DISPATCHER TIM- BURGER KING STURBRIDGE - The explosion blew out the windows, other devices in the house or if the scene
POLICE LOG OTHY C GRANT
MAIN ST knocked down lighting fixtures and cabi- presented any further danger and it was
1738HOUSE] 1738 HOUSE - MAIN Arrest: BANGS, CURTIS D
nets and filled the kitchen with smoke to determined that the puff of smoke was just
02/28/2011 - MONDAY the home. a residual result due to the explosion.
11-4353 1630 Phone - Assist ST Address: 369 VALLEY ST Apt. #4
Citizen/Group ARREST OVER 17 Unit: 10 WILLIMANTIC, CT After the incident, the youth and his The firecracker type could not be iden-
YRS OLD 3 Disp-16:14:00 Arvd-16:22:29 DOB: 06/23/1989 friend went running into the street calling tified because there was nothing left to it
Call Taker: 836 - DISPATCHER Clrd-16:45:56 Charges: EQUIPMENT VIOLATION, for help. after its explosion. Haley was told that the
TONIAH L MALONEY 11-4720 1622 Initiated - M/V MISCELLANEOUS MV An off-duty Warren on-call firefighter firecracker was about the size of a roll of
Location/Address: [ST 2525] STOP VERBAL WARNING 2 EQUIPMENT VIOLATION, MISCEL-
11-4730 1751 911 - Suicide LANEOUS MV and ambulance driver, Dennis E. quarters.
STURBRIDGE POLICE DEPART- Derosier, happened to be driving by at the
MENT - MAIN ST (Actual or Attempt) INVESTIGATED WARRANT ARREST “This thing was like a Dago bomb, pic-
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