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        Daylight’s                                      NORTH BROOKFIELD                                      BROOKFIELD                            Calendar                          3       Obituaries                     B22
      Savings Time                                      Dick Fiske gets well earned                          Nanatomqua faces                       Editorial/Opinion                 4       Police Logs                    B23
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      this weekend                                                                                            water woes p8
                                                                                                                                                    Education                    B18/19

Volume 4, Number 27 – 28 Pages                                                                                                                                                                   Thursday, March 10, 2011

             Two ‘tails’ of hounds                                                                                                                                                Elementary
                                                                                                                                                                                  school budget
 Pair’s absence of more than two
  weeks unexplained by owner
                                                            in mid-February.
                                                                After all, when he finally did come
                                                                                                                            As a result, they were fenced in.
                                                                                                                        However, as this winter’s snow fell and
                                                                                                                                                                                  shows 1.2%
                   – 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
                                                                                                                        for it.
                                                            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
                                                                                                                                                                                  year’s budget.
                                                                                                                                                                                     “Given everything that’s happening in
                                                                                                                                                                                  this building, we’re in pretty good shape,”
                                                                                                                                                                                  Tantasqua Business Manager Deborah
                                                                                                                                                                                  Boyd said.
                                                                                                                                                                                     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 –
                                                                                                                                                   Robots roaming
                                                                                                                                                 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 • 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
                                                                                                                                                            special things.

                                                                                                                         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.

featured at
Haston Library
                 - 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, 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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                                                                                                            A Turley Publication • I Thursday, March 10, 2011               PA G E 3

                                     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, 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.                                                  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 
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
                                                                          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,
                                                                                                                                                                             for the Quaboag
    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
                                                                                                                                                                            accepted through
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,
the first from 4:30-6:15 p.m., the second from 6:30-7:30 p.m.. A           FOR RENT                             FARM SUPPLIES • PET FOOD & SUPPLIES • QUALITY CLOTHING
portion of the monies from this event will be donated to the              IN WARREN                                 WOOD PELLETS • BAGGED FEED • LAWN & GARDEN
Harrington Hospital Auxiliary and the Kennedy Donavan Center to
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.
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.
                                                                                Small pet ok.                     You Need To Grow
                                                                                                                 Perfect Seedlings!
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
New Braintree.

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.
restoration project in progress. Performance will feature local              USED AUTO PARTS
singers Deborah Cook, Jane Sterndale, Rikki Lamonda, and Carol               *91 Day Guarantee*
Zinn. Also Jazz stylists Greg Marteiros and Russel Lillogh-Miller.         ] Junk Car Removal r
$15 Admission includes dessert and coffee. Tickets must be pur-              Free Parts, Locating Service
chased in advance by calling Lynn at 413-967-7223 or Doreen at
508-867-7461.                                                              i       SAVE BIG!            q
                                                                            SAVE 50% OVER RETAIL
DONOVAN CENTER will be held at the Publick House on Monday,                  Coldbrook Road
March 14 from 4:30 to 6:15 p.m., or 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Food                  Off 122 In Oakham
includes a traditional cornbeef and cabbage dinner, salad, rolls,          882-5241 1-800-992-0441
cake and soft drinks over two seatings. Cash donation at the door.
Cost for adults is 13 or $5 for children ages 4-13.
    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.
                                                                           Delivery and

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.

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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of wood smoke mixed with maple syrup as historians demonstrate
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PA G E 4       A Turley Publication • I Thursday, March 10, 2011

                                                                                – opinion –

       Meet the
    Candidates, Ask
    the Candidates
        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 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- 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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                                                                                       A Turley Publication • I Thursday, March 10, 2011                                                                                         PA G E 5

Public Info meeting set
for Warren Wetlands                                         Board seeks Clerk of
Protection Bylaw
   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                                             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
                                                                                                           Massasoit announces
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
                                                            the most part the projects have run               * Cormiers Jewelers, Spencer:                           p.m.
   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
Cheese, Chips, Pickles        lunch included for a

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   Friday, March 25
                              featuring music that was
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PA G E 6     A Turley Publication • I Thursday, March 10, 2011

                                                                                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                                                                       dog tags.
                                                                                                                                                          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
                                                                                                                                                       food somehow.”
                                                                                                                                                          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);
                                                                                                                                                          PLEASE RECYCLE
  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 • 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
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    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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PA G E 8    A Turley Publication • I Thursday, March 10, 2011

Nanatomqua Mobile Home                                                                                                   BUUC to host
                                                                                                                         Avant Brass
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-
                                                                                  CDBG consideration.
                                                                                      “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-
                                                                                                                         ANNUAL TOWN
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.”
                                                                                                                         ELECTION MAY 2, 2011
the end of April. In the meantime,
                                         them to take on that kind of debt            Wagon Wheel Mobile Home
they have submitted their plans,                                                                                            There are many positions that are still vacant.
                                         and still keep the property.             Park came to selectmen in
which have been approved by DEP.                                                                                         Nomination papers are available at the Town Clerk’s
                                             “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
                                         Hitchcock said.                          property, to a tune of $2.5 million.
around the well pumped out.                                                                                              Offices for Election

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                                                                                                      A Turley Publication • I Thursday, March 10, 2011                 PA G E 9

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
                                                                                                                  Department offers
                                                                                                                  CPR, babysitting
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
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                   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
                                                                                                            Winter Warmth?
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
                                                                  the community.
                                                                      STA member Kevin
                                                                  MacConnell, a hotel rep-
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PA G E 1 0    A Turley Publication • I Thursday, March 10, 2011

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                                               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                        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
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

  PET PAGE                       Sounds of Spring                                                                                        PET OF THE MONTH
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           Our enjoyment of the bird song is secondary       and females use these call notes, and they
        to the practical purpose of bird song.
        Reesearch shows that birds sing for a variety
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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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interview reports appear to deem the cause as acciden-           The fire was not limited to the third floor apartment,
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Tantasqua Team Chef
competition presents
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                 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
and dessert.
    “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
Telegram and Gazette; Shaun Suhoski, Sturbridge town
administrator; and Stanley Nicas, owner/executive chef                                          TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTOS BY JENNIFER GRYBOWSKI     Allison Minchoff and McKenna Murphy use brightly colored icing
of The Castle, judged the dishes on presentation, cost,       Louis McKinstry, of Fiskdale, slices a maple bourbon pork loin.                        to decorate cookies at a children’s activity table.
imagination and creativity and overall quality.
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    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
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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

Lady Warriors
                                                                                         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
                                                                                         Friday night.
                                                                                            “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
                                                                 Tantasqua knocked
surprise                                                           out in quarters
         Win at Hopedale in quarters                                - WORCESTER -
           one of team’s greatest                                   By Tim Peterson
                                                                Turley Publications Sports
                      -WARREN-                                       Correspondent

                   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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                                                         – sports –
                                                                            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
                                                                                                                           field goals.
                                                                                                                               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 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
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              FINALS I FROM PAGE 14
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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                                                                                                                                              serving) as well as court position-
                                                                                                                                              ing for offense and defense.
                                                                                                      manager Jim Rosseel in                     No experience necessary.
with a concussion.
    Main South (15-5), which is a basketball team made
                                                               Pop Warner                             Sturbridge.                                This is a fun introductory
                                                                                                                                              learning experience into the sport
up of students from University Park and Claremont
Academy in Worcester, played in the District semifi-           registration                                                                   of volleyball.
nals for the first time. They had made three postseason
appearances prior to this season and they’ve also won
                                                                  STURBRIDGE – The 2011
                                                               Tantasqua Pop Warner Football
                                                                                                      Worcester                                  The free clinic will be instruct-
                                                                                                                                              ed by Tantasqua varsity volleyball
                                                                                                                                              coach Stephanie Rousseau.
the Worcester County Athletic Conference (WCAC)
title the past three years.
                                                               and Cheerleading registration on
                                                               Sunday, March 27.
                                                                                                      State to Two-                              Sessions will be from 2 to 4:45
                                                                                                                                              p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays,
    “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.
                                                               to 2 p.m. at the American Legion       Day Pitchers                            March 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 and 17 in the
                                                                                                                                              Tantasqua Regional Junior High
                                                               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
a very fast team and they were very physical.”
    Main South had three players reach double figures
                                                               ages of 5-15, as of July 31, 2011,
                                                               he or she is eligible to participate
                                                                                                      Clinic                                  High cafeteria. If you have any
                                                                                                                                              questions, please contact Coach
                                                                                                         WORCESTER – The 10th                 Rousseau at srousseau7@char-
in scoring. Sophomore guard Lakedras Wright fin-               in both football and cheer pro-        Annual Two-Day Pitchers and   
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          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,
                                                                                                                                              Athletic Hall
                                                                                                      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: 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
                                                                                                                                               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                   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                                            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
going off.
   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
PA G E 1 8   A Turley Publication • I Thursday, March 10, 2011

                                               – in the classroom –
Jumping for Joy is

            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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                                                                                                                A Turley Publication • I Thursday, March 10, 2011                                                                               PA G E 1 9

                                                         – 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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   EAST BROOKFIELD - East                                  ongoing. If you have a child who will be
Brookfield Elementary School is plan-
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                                                           kindergarten age before Sept. 1, 2011,
                                                           and you haven’t registered him or her
                                                                                                                                                      SURVIVOR’S BRIDGE
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turned or will turn 5 years of age                         8536 to request the necessary forms.                                         Writing Class: Saturdays 10:15-11:15 a.m. Dates: 3/12, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23, 5/7, 5/21
                                                                                                                                     Support Group: Saturdays 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Dates: 3/12, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23, 5/7, 5/21
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                                                                                                                                        Call Margaret at 413-283-2329 or Madeline at 413-455-5221 for location details.
been mailed out, and registration is                       of kindergarten classes next year.
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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 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             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 or e-mail briererabbit@veri-
in West Brookfield. Weekly attendance is strongly encouraged, so
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                                                                   – public safety –
EAST BROOKFIELD                         Call Taker: 836 - DISPATCHER
                                        TONIAH L MALONEY
                                                                            Unit: 7
                                                                            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
Vincent                                                                                                                                                                                      civil
                                        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
                                        Location/Address:             [ST
                                                                            MAIN ST                             knocked down lighting fixtures and cabi-                  presented any further danger and it was
                                                                            Unit: 5
                                        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-
Arrest: BARDSLEY, DAVID PHILIP          1                                   License,       Operate      after   time of the incident and immediately                      ture like a quarter stick of dynamite, these
Address: 13 HERITAGE GREEN DR           Call Taker: 819 - DISPATCHER TIM-   Suspension/Revocation               administered first aid.                                   things are big,” he said.
STURBRIDGE, MA                          OTHY C GRANT                                                                “I’ve been with the fire department for                   Haley said that the child’s grandmoth-
DOB: 06/24/1968                         Location/Address: - SHEPARD RD
                                                                                                                43 years, and aside from some car acci-                   er had been cleaning and discovered the
Charges: ABUSE PREVENTION               Unit: 5                             WARREN POLICE                       dents, this was the worst personal injury I               apparent 20-year-old firecracker and had
                                        11-4734 2153 Initiated -
                                        Investigation INVESTIGATED 3        LOG                                 have ever seen,” Derosier said.                           given it to the boy’s father, Gary Tallman
11-4368 2136 Phone - DOMESTIC
DISPUTE ARREST OVER 17 YRS              Call Taker: 819 - DISPATCHER TIM-                                           According to Derosier, the youth ran                  to put away, but the boy discovered its
OLD 1                                   OTHY C GRANT                        ARREST:                             out in between two cars (belonging to his                 whereabouts before it could properly be
                                        Location/Address: SHEPARD RD        Kristina N. Ward of 26 Old West

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                                                                                                                                           Your                                SERVICE                       free estimates. 24 hours. Bruce
   *Check website for TV fees.             photos, references (413)214-5611
          413-328-3187                     Paul Roberson.                    WE      RENOVATE,        SELL
                                                                                        PURCHASE (any condition) horse
                                                                                                                                               Ad                            413-531-9393                               Flooring
HANDYMAN, REPAIRS, NEW                                                                  drawn vehicles such as sleighs,                                                          T.C. FLOORING- WOOD floor
                                                                                                                                                                                                             refinishing the best job done at the
work, tile, ceramic, granite. Make
your project a reality. Call Gil for
                                                                                        carriages, surreys, wagons, dr’s
                                                                                        buggies, driveable or lawn
                                                                                                                                          Could                                                              best      price.   Pictures     and

estimate (413)323-0923 licensed,                                                        ornaments. Reasonable prices.                                                                                        references       available.      call
insured.                                                                                Quality      workmanship.
                                                                                        (413)213-0373 for estimate and
                                                                                                                                                                             CLEANING                        Home Improvement

SPECIALIZING in water damage                                                            information.

and home repairs. 20 years                                                                   Visit Us at Our New Place
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experience. Dependable. License
HIC #161358. Call Kevin Marsden
                                                                                                   Demers & Sons
                                                                                                401 Mill Valley Road                                                          SERVICE                        Call for all your needs. Windows,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             siding, roofs, additions, decks,
978-944-6751 or (978)355-6223.                                                                 Rte. 181 (across from
                                              Fully Insured • Senior Citizen Discount         Mill Valley Golf Course)                                                                                       baths, hardwood floors, painting.
HOME THEATER, AV Tech.                       Contact Jim 413-544-4906                               Belchertown                                                              Roger M. Driscoll               All work 100% guaranteed.
(Cert. ISF/HAA). The only Cert.                                                                                                                                                                              Licensed and insured. Call Bob
Installers in this area. Put in                   Specializing in
                                                                                              Child Services                                                                     Owner                       (413)596-8807 Cell (860)301-8283
theater for you or install a Plasma
the right way. Sales, service. 413-
                                             all phases of carpentry.                                                                                                                                        CS Lic. #97110, HIC Lic #162905
                                                                                                                                                                                                             DRS     PAINTING      &  HOME
                                             From framing to finish work!
374-8000, 413-374-8300.
                                                                                        *NEW STATE LAW. Anyone
                                                                                        advertising caring of children must                                                   Fully Insured                  IMPROVEMENTS One call does it
                                                                                                                                                                                                             all. Free estimates. Best price
                                                No job too big or too small.
years experience. Free estimates.           STETSONCARPENTRY@YAHOO.COM
                                                                                        list a license number to do so if
                                                                                        they offer this service in their own                                                 Free Estimates                  guaranteed. Lic #168118 Insured
                                                                                                                                                                                                             (413)218-9042      or e-mail us
References. Lic #086220. Please                                                                                                                                                                    
call Kevin 978-355-6864.

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Home Improvement                                Legal Services                       Snow Removal                                 Help Wanted                                        Help Wanted                                 Help Wanted
EMC HOME IMPROVEMENT                                                                HANDYMAN SERVICES                    CDL OVER THE road driver. 3                           TOWN OF WILBRAHAM                         WAGON           WHEEL         CO-OP
Kitchens, bathroom, basement                     BANKRUPTCY                             One call does it all             years driving experience required.                    Groundskeeper/Heavy Equipment             Corporation, Brookfield, MA is
remodeling. Window, and door                                                                Remodeling,                  Call (413)283-9741.                                   Operators (2)                             looking for a full time maintenance
replacement.     Decks,    sidng,                   $1,050                        Snowplowing and Shoveling.                                                                   The town is looking for motivated         person. Must hold a valid Certified
painting and house repairs.                             CHAPTER 7                      Basement Pumping                                                                        and skilled candidates for two (2)        Operator Grade VS Water License
FLOORING- wood, laminate,                    Filing fee $299. Payment plan        Fully insured. Free estimates.                                                               positions in the Parks and                and drivers license. Must be
vinyl, ceramic tile, carpet, vct,            available. Attorney Edward                  Reasonable rates                                                                      Recreation       Department       to      willing to train and attend training
subfloors. HIC lic #158296.                  Waskiewicz        (413)586-5773           cell (413)668-6685.                                                                     maintain sports and recreation            classes. Job Duties include, but
Insured. (413)519-4094, (413)566-            Hadley- Weekend and evening                                                                                                       properties who may be assigned            are not limited to: operation and
3633.                                        appointments available. We are              Tree Work                                                                             to the department of public works         maintenance of heavy equipment,
                                             a debt relief agency and help                                                                                                     or other town facilities and ground       maintain water and septic system,
                                                                                A A A1 - JAY’S TREE SERVICE,
HOME             IMPROVEMENTS.               people file for bankruptcy under                                                                                                  maintenance duties during the             make necessary repairs and
                                                                                affordable prices, tree removal,
REMODELING. Kitchens, baths.                 the bankruptcy code.
                                                                                hazard tree removal, cordwood,
                                                                                                                            Become a Foster Parent                             winter months (mid Dec-mid                adjustments.       Perform     limited
Ceramic tile, windows, painting,                                                                                          and enhance the lives of abused or neglected chil-   March) as needed. During growing          plumbing, electrical, carpentry
                                                                                stump grinding. We’re insured for          dren or teens. Earn $1500/mo tax-free. Excellent
wallpapering, textured ceilings,                                                                                              training, support and weekly supervision.        season, work under the direction          work, tree trimming, cement and
                                          NEED A GOOD LAWYER?                   your protection. Don’t be fooled,
siding,     roofing,     additions.                                                                                            ~Must have car and bedroom space~               of the Parks & Recreation                 paving work. Perform Seasonal
                                          Attorney Kevin Jourdain can help!     ask to see a policy, free estimates.
Insurance      work.     Basement                                                                                                                                              Director, maintain ball fields incl.      duties such as snow shoveling,
                                          Bankruptcy, RMV/Board of Appeal       Mon.-Sun. Call Jay. 413-283-              Western MA 413-439-9000
waterproofing and French drains.                                                                                                                                               mowing, grading, marking &                plowing, sanding and grass
                                          Matters, Personal Injury, Real        6374.                                         or email inquiries to
Fully insured. Free estimates. 413-                                                                                                    repairing fields by excavating &          cutting. Pick up and disposal of
                                          Estate. Full Service, General
786-9250. Ron. Member of the                                                    KEN’S TREE SERVICE AND                                                                         replacing topsoil/loam. Performs          resident’s trash and rubbish.
                                          Practice in MA & CT. Affordable.
Home Builders Association of MA.                                                LAND CLEARING. We also do                 Central MA 508-755-7100                              maintenance, custodial & janitorial       Perform other related duties as
                                          Free Initial Consultation.                                                          or email inquiries to
                                          (413)539-8000                         Landscaping/ stonework. Fully                                                                  duties as assigned for other town         required or directed. Wagon
MARTIN MURPHY CARPENTRY                                                         insured. Free Estimate. Cordwood
                                                                                                                                         properties during cold weather            Wheel Co-op Corporation is a
                                          We are a debt relief agency and
Complete Home Improvement                                                       available.         (413)436-7262,                                                              months, may be assigned to assist         mobile home park and is run by a
                                          help people file for bankruptcy
Specialist-additions,      garages,                                             (774)452-4491, (413)277-5053.                                                                  the department of public works            Board       of     Directors.     The
                                          under the bankruptcy code.
siding, windows, kitchens/baths,                                                                                         DRIVER FOR SCHOOL Van.                                (particularly snow removal & other        maintenance person answers
finished basements, trenching,
water lines, and drainage, septic
                                                                                              Pets                       Barre, Hubbardston, Oakham,                           winter duties); Must have HS dipl         directly to the Board of Directors.
                                                                                                                         Palmer, New Braintree, and                            or GED; addtl. technical or               All resumes must be received
systems installed, stone driveway                     Painting                        RETIRED RACING                     Gilbertville areas. 4-6 hours/ day,                   vocational training in related field      no later than March 31, 2011. If
repair. all repair work Please call-                                              GREYHOUNDS AVAILABLE                   including: 6:00-9:30 AM; 1:30-4:30                    (i.e.    turf   management        or      interested please e-mail your
413-967-9897/413-949-1901                                                              FOR ADOPTION                      PM. Must be good with children                        horticulture) strongly preferred;         resume to:
                                             ALBEE AND SONS PAINTING              spayed/neutered, wormed,               and have 7+ years safe driving                        min. 3 yrs exp. in field, parks,
RJ    FOSKIT     BUILDING      &                 has been in Business for         shots, heartworm checked,              experience. Earn $12+/ hour. Call                     property maintenance (preferably          or mail to: Wagon Wheel Co-op
REMODELING. All types of                         Over 40 Years. We Offer                 teeth cleaned                   (978)355-2121 after 9:30 AM for                       for schools, country clubs/golf           Corporation, 13 Buckboard Pass,
renovations. References/ insured.                 Free Estimates and are            Greyhound Options Inc                application.                                          course, or sports organizations);         Brookfield, MA 01506.
See Yellow Pages. Free estimates               Fully Insured. Services that                                                                                                    Requires CDL (B), Hoisting
(413)283-8662.                                We Offer are: Interior/Exterior   Bart – 3 1/2 y.o. red male, big          HELP WANTED PART time
                                                Painting, Staining, Texture     and beautiful, a real sweetheart,        animal care and husbandry
                                                                                                                                                                               License, be able to lift 90 lbs;              Situation Wanted
                                                                                                                                                                               starting pay step A $13.84/hr
ST. LAURENT BROS. Building &                        Ceilings, Sheetrock,        does stairs, loves affection, does       position, 20+ hours per week.                         (current step F $19.00/hr), union         RIDE WANTED THREE Rivers to
Remodeling. Windows, doors,                    Power Washing, Wallpaper         not seem to be cat safe                  Experience working with farm                          position, excellent benefits. 10%         WalMart 7- 4 PM Saturday/
roofing, siding, kitchens and                Removal, and Minor Carpentry                                                animals is preferred. Capralogics                     premium pay if assigned work              Sunday, 2- 11 PM Tuesday/
bathrooms. Fully licensed and                            Please Call            Jill – 2 y.o. red female, still a pup,   Hardwick. Call to apply (413)477-                     leader status; Deadline to apply          Weds. Will pay. Call (413)283-
insured. Over 30 yrs. in business.                 Brian (413) 363-2897         never raced, would like company,         6866                                                  3/18/2011. For full job description       3490.
(413)967-6674, (413)531-4924.                     or John (413) 313-6262        seems to be cat safe                                                                           and to print an employment
                                              for Your Free Estimate Today
                                                                                                                         HOME SUPPORT WORKER.
                                                                                                                         Rewarding part-time (likely grow to                   application please visit our website               Real Estate
        WATER DAMAGE                                                            Justice – 8-1/2 y.o. white/black
                                                                                                                         full-time)     position   available.                  at           BONDSVILLE- 6 ROOMS. Oil, hot
    -CALL JAY (413)436-5782-                                                    male, used to home life, getting
                                          DAVID MORRISON PAINTING.                                                       Responsibilities include providing                    and mail to Selectmen’s Office,           air, new windows. 1/4 acre lot.
           FOR REPAIRS                                                          along with other Greys in foster
                                          Mass. Business certified. Insured.                                             mentoring and outreach services                       Town       of    Wilbraham,     240       Good neighborhood. By owner as
Complete      Drywall      Service.                                             home, sweet, affectionate, does
                                          Water       damage,       insurance                                            to children/ youth and families with                  Springfield Street, Wilbraham, MA         is. $53,900 (508)867-7257.
Finishing,    Painting,    Ceilings                                             not seem to be cat safe
                                          estimates, ceiling, wall repairs.                                              emotional or behavioral difficulties.                 01095. EOE
(Smooth or Textured). 35 years                                                                                                                                                                                           LIVE MORTGAGE-FREE IN this
                                          Complete interior painting. Faux                                               Must be 21 years of age or older
experience - Fully insured                                                      Morgan – 2-1/2 y.o. dark brindle                                                                                                         beautiful historic home in
                                          finish. 30yrs. experience (413)436-                                            and have a Bachelor’s degree in a
                                          5050.                                 male, playful, likes people around,                                                                                                      Palmer! Rent out upstairs (has
         Instruction                                                            energetic, good-natured, seems to
                                                                                                                         human service field and one year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         efficiency kitchen & private bath)
                                                                                                                         experience working with children/
                                                                                be cat workable                                                                                                                          and you’re “home free.” Has nice
 DON'T BE A STARVING                                                                                                     adolescents/ transition age youth
                                          PAINT BY NUMBERS 1.Profes-                                                                                                                                                     wraparound porch, close to stores,
 ARTIST- learn how to teach                                                                                              or an Associate’s degree in a
                                          sional 2.Dependable 3.Affordable.     Silvio – 4-1/2 y.o. red male,                                                                                                            post offices, churches, banks, etc.
 painting with this special                                                                                              human service field and one year
                                          Interior painting/staining. Many      friendly, would like other Greys for                                                                                                     Many upgrades done. For info call
 method to people of all ages                                                                                            experience working with the target
                                          references. Insured for your peace    company, would be a good                                                                                                                 (413)283-4913.
 and abilities and have your own          of mind. Colleen 413-626-1284.                                                 population or a high school
                                                                                walking companion, does not
 business with a stable income.           Ludlow.                                                                        diploma (or GED) and two years                                                                  STOP PAYING RENT Free
                                                                                seem to be safe with cats
 Fill the need for more art in                                                                                           experience working with children/                                                               Special Report visit
 healthcare facilities. Check it                                                                                         adolescents/ transition age youth.                                                    
                                                                                Tully – 4 y.o. brindle male, lively,
                                                                                                                         Must have reliable vehicle, valid
 out at:
 or call 508- 882-3947
                                                     Plumbing                   fun-loving, mischievous, would like
                                                                                                                         license, appropriate car insurance
                                                                                other dogs and people around for
                                          LINC’S PLUMBING LIC #J27222           company, does not seem to be cat
                                                                                                                         coverage, and a good driving                                                               An aftermarket automotive
                                                                                                                         record in accordance with agency
GC/BUILDER’S             LICENSE               Products That Assist             safe
                                                                                                                         policy. Cover letter and resume to:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   manufacturer is looking for a
COURSE * * Register by March 22              ELDERLY and DISABLED                                                        JAC       Patrissi,    Administrative
for Ludlow, Worcester, Pittsfield,              Satisfy Your Needs              Warren – 4 y.o. red male, playful,
                                                                                                                         Director of Home-based Services,
                                                                                                                                                                                              Regional Sales Manager in the
Northampton, Greenfield * *                 IMPROVE YOUR COMFORT                loves toys, could be only dog,
1-888-833-5207 or                              IMPROVE YOUR LIFE                does not seem to be cat safe
                                                                                                                         The Carson Center at Valley                                             NE Territory of the US.                                                                                               Human Services, 96 South Street,
                                                  (413)668-5299                                                          Ware, MA 01082. AA/EOE
                                                                                Call Mary (413) 566-3129 or Claire
                                                                                                                                                                                              Responsibilities include: ME, NH, VT, MA, CT,
             Pools                                    Roofing                   (413) 967-9088 or see us March           TEACHER'S AIDE - Special
                                                                                                                                                                                            NJ, DE, MD, WV, PA, NY and Ontario Territory.
                                                                                12 at Petco Hazard Ave Enfield           education      school     serving                             Provide an extremely high level of customer responsiveness and
ABC POOL & SPA Palmer, Mass.              GET THE SNOW OFF YOUR
                                                                                and Dave's Pet City in                   adolescent male sexual offenders                             grow revenue with existing customer base and for new customers.
Accredited BBB Member. Snow &             ROOF. Call Local Builders for a
                                                                                Northamtpton 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.           has an opening for teacher's aide.
water removal. Pool repairs. Pool         safe way to remove snow off your                                                                                                          Qualifications include: Unwavering desire to succeed; work in a fast
                                                                                       Duties are to assist teacher in
replacements. Summer sizzler              roof. Available 24 hrs. Call                                                                                                               paced environment; ability to assess a customer’s requirements and
                                          (413)626-5296. Call us for all your                                            classroom, behaviorally monitor
deals. Liner changes. Open 7am                                                                                                                                                     close sales; possess a high degree of interpersonal and communication
                                          roofing needs.                        TERRIER MIX PUPPIES ready to             students,    supervise    morning
to 7pm (413)531-4192.                                                                                                    wake-ups, and monitor meals. HS                            skills; four year degree is preferred; but will seriously consider those
                                                                                go. $400 (413)267-5413. Farm
                                                                                raised.                                  diploma or equivalent required.                               with a two year degree or related work experience. Retail truck

                                                                                                                         Position is year round, including                         accessories and/or calling on automotive dealerships experience a plus.

            Quaboag  ON THE COMMON
                          ON THE COMMON
                                                                                       Help Wanted
                                                                                AVON FREE ONLINE training.
                                                                                Option to sign up online. Up to
                                                                                                                         summers. $22,400 to $32,400 with
                                                                                                                         excellent benefits.     Apply at
                                                                                                                         Stetson School, 455 South Street,
                                                                                                                         Barre, MA 01005 or call (978)355-
                                                                                                                                                                                   Access offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Submit resume/application to ACI, Attn: Linda Stoterau,
                                                                                                                                                                                     P.O. Box 508, Jamestown, ND 58402 or
                                                                                50%     profit. 1-800-258-1815.          4541 ext. 258 for application                                      EOE All applicants will be kept strictly confidential.
                  Become a member nursing facility
             We are a 141-bed skilled of our team andlocated          
              in West Brookfield, MA, and are seeking the
               learn to provide resident-centered care!                                                                  process. AA/EOE
                following professionals to join our team:

                 Social Worker
                              Manager                                                                                                                                                                THE BRIDGE
                           Full-time, 40 hours                                                                                                                                                        OF CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS, INC.
                                                                                              Expanding full-service propane company has
                 Must have excellent communication and
              computer skills and the ability to learn new skills
                                                                                                    these opportunities available:                                                       The Bridge of Central MA is currently hiring positions in:
                      in scheduling and labor laws.
                   Please contact Jennifer Burnham at
                                                                                                      Drivers                                                                                    HUMAN SERVICES
                                                                                                                                                                                                        West Brookfield
                           or Karen Bessette at
                                                                                          Deliver propane gas to residences and businesses.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Dynamic opportunities to work with an adult developmentally
                                                    Class B driver’s license with HAZMAT and tanker                                           disabled population in a West Brookfield residential program.
                                                                                            endorsement and safe driving record required.                                            Applicants must be able to work a flexible schedule, including
                                                                                                                                                                                          weekends and overnights. Positions available are relief
                                 CNA’s                                                                Pre-employment physical,                                                        (per-diem) positions. Part-time hours are scheduled on an as
                        • Per Diem, All Shifts                                            with substance abuse testing per DOT regulations.                                                 needed basis. Pay range is $9.75 - $10.25 an hour.
                • Weekend Baylor - Differential available                                                                                                                            Candidates must be at least 21 years of age with a valid driver’s
                                                                                   Excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, life, and
                     Please contact Donna Latour at                                                                                                                                  license, possess a minimum of a high school diploma or GED,
                                                                                    disability insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, paid vacations                                    MAP certified or certifiable, able to assist individuals with transfers
                                                 and holidays, and discounts on propane and appliance                                                  and personal care, and have a working knowledge
                                                                                       purchases. Starting earnings potential to over $40K.                                                                 of Microsoft Word.
                Quaboag on the Common                                                                                                                                                  To learn about career opportunities and benefits available at
                47 East Main Street,West Brookfield, MA 01585                             Interested candidates, please apply in person at:                                                 The Bridge, visit our website and apply on line at:
                 Tel: (508) 867-0632 • Fax: (508) 867-0070                                       1 Blanchard St., Palmer, MA 01069                                                                                                                  EOE
                                                                                             Or submit resume to:                                EOE                
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       Real Estate                              Real Estate                            Mobile Homes                                               For Rent                              For Rent                                For Rent
                                                                                  DASAP MOBILE HOMES Sales                                                                                                            WARREN SINGLE FAMILY, 3
                                                                                  View all our new and used homes                              HIGHLAND VILLAGE                                                       BEDROOM, stove, refrigerator,
                                                                                  at                                   APARTMENTS                                                          dishwasher, wd hook-ups, off-
                                                                                  (413)593-9961. Servicing all of
                                                                                  Western Mass.                                                Applications now being             Commercial                          street parking with yard. (413)610-
                                                                                  LUDLOW, MILLER STREET
                                                                                                                                             accepted for one, two and
                                                                                                                                             three bedroom apartments
                                                                                                                                                                                    Space                             WEST BROOKFIELD 2 BR, 2nd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      floor, $750, includes heat. Country
            REAL ESTATE
                                                                                  12’x64’ + tipout thermal windows,
                                                                                  stove and refrigerator $34,900,                          •Spacious Townhouses
                                                                                                                                                                                   For Rent                           setting. Call (508)867-3823.
            ASSOCIATES                                                            vinyl,   family
                                                                                                     park.  DASAP                           with ample closets
                                                                                                                                           •Updated Kitchens
                                                                                                                                                                                   Ware, MA                           WEST
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 BROOKFIELD      ONE
                                       “INDEPENDENT, LOCALLY                                  For Rent
                                                                                                                                           •Private Patios                           - 2nd floor                      $550/month. Paquette Rental
                                                                                                                                           •Playground                                                                Properties 508-867-6307.
                                       OWNED AND OPERATED”                                                                                                                          Main Street
       JILL A. GRAVEL, BROKER                                                     3 BEDROOM HOUSE, 1.5 baths                               •Community Room
                                                 G!                               in Monson, MA. $900, first last,                         •Laundry Facilities                 900 Sq. Ft. - $250 mth.                Commercial Rentals             NEW                                                                                                 •Cats Welcome
                                                                                  security.  1st fl washer/ dryer                                                                                                     WARE- FOR LEASE Modern
                                                                                  hook-up, yard. (413)427-1463.                                                                       - 3 Room                        Main St. store front, 1600 sq. ft.
         SELLERS—                                                                                                                              For information call
     Call us today for a                                                                                                                       413-967-3822. EHO                    Small Office                      Call (413)967-7772 for details.
    no cost, no obligation
                                       BELCHERTOWN – Beautiful, well
                                                                                                                                            27Boulder Drive, Ware, MA           Main St - $300 mth.                      Vacation Rentals
       market value of
         your home.                    kept Condo in the center of                                                                                                                  - 2,400 sq ft                     FOR RENT: ONE week at the
        Ask about our                  Belchertown offering 2BR, 1BA. End
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      largest timeshare in the world.
  commission savings plan!             unit w/ large rooms that are handi-                                                                                                            1st Floor                       Orange Lake is right next to
                                       cap accessible. Hardwood floors.
                                       Income Restrictions Call for                                                                                                             Main St. - $250 mth.                  Disney and has many amenities
                                       Details!(71192924) $132,500                ALL REAL ESTATE advertised                                                                                                          including golf, tennis, and a water
       Be sure to check
                                                                                  herein is subject to the Federal                                                             (413) 967-7772                         park. Weeks available are in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      February, March, and April. Cost
    thousands of available                   LISTIN                               Fair Housing Act, which makes it                              HILLSIDE VILLAGE
                                       NEW                                                                                                                                                                            for a Sunday week is $850
       homes for sale at                                                          illegal    to      advertise    “any                             APARTMENTS                                                         preference,        limitation,     or                                                       MONSON. LARGE 3 Bedroom                 inclusive. Call Carol at 978-371-
                                                                                                                                               2 BR March Rent Free                                                   2442 for more information.
        Big or small we                                                           discrimination because of race,                              Applications now being         apt.  $800 monthly. (413)267-
        have them all!                                                            color, religion, sex, handicap,                                                             9326.                                    SUMMER VACATION RENTAL
                                                                                                                                             accepted for one, two and
                                                                                  familial status, or national origin,                       three bedroom apartments                                                          1-story cottage
                                                                                                                                                                              PALMER 1BR ALL Applcs
                                       WARREN – Lovely Victorian with             or intention to make any such                                                                                                        1 bathroom and outdoor shower
                                                                                                                                                                              Ldry/Stor in Bsmnt., Ctry Loc. No
  Evenings call:
                                       Mixed Use; Prime commercial- resi-         preference,        limitation,     or                                                                                               2 bedrooms, sleeps 6, pet friendly
                                                                                                                                           •Heat and hot water included       Pets/Smoking. 1st last sec. $650 -
                                       dential zoning. Adaptable to many          discrimination.” We will not                                                                                                           $950.00. Walk to Lewis Bay
                                       business ventures. Carriage house &                                                                 •Recently Constructed              Breton Est. 413-283-6940.
  MERRIE BROWN         668-8190                                                   knowingly accept any advertising                                                                                                       Mid-Cape (West Yarmouth)
  KAYE BOOTHMAN        477-6624        2-car garage. (71194083) $325,000                                                                   •Ample Closets
                                                                                  for real estate which is in violation                                                       PALMER          ONE     &     TWO                (413)532-5550.
  VALARIE WILLIAMS     658-5471                                                                                                            •Fully Applianced
  TINA BURKE       978-434-6000                                                   of the law. All persons are hereby                                                          BEDROOM, 1st fl., parking for one
                                                                                                                                           •Community Room                                                            WARM WEATHER IS year round
  JILL GRAVEL      413-364-7353                                                   informed      that    all   dwellings                                                       car. Refrigerator, stove. No pets.
                                                                                                                                           •Laundry Facilities                                                        in Aruba. The water is safe and
                                                                                  advertised are available on an                                                              First and last. (413)433-1856.
                                                                                                                                           •Cats Welcome                                                              the dining is fantastic. March 25th
                                                                                  equal opportunity basis.                                 •Extra Storage                     PALMER ONE BEDROOM $625,                to April available. Walk out to the
                                                                                  BELCHERTOWN, HOUSE 85. 4                                 •24 Hour Maintainance              TWO BEDROOM $725 Includes               beach. Sleeps 8. $3500. Call
                                                                                  bedroom, 3-bath New Cape. 2 car                               Section 8 Certificates        a/c, parking, on-site laundry. First,   Carol at 978-371-2442 or email:
                                       SOUTHAMPTON – Cape offering                garage, deck, walk-out basement,                                    Welcome                 last, security. Electric heat. Call
                                       2200 sf plus 1200 +/- sf. unfinished       yard. W/D hook-ups. Pets nego.                                   For Information            Sue (508)328-2321.
                                       addition, 900 +/- sf. garage/work-
                                       shop, 3BR,1 Full & 2 half baths locat-
                                                                                  $1,650+ Denison Corp (413)549-                              Call (413)967-7755 EHO
                                                                                                                                                                              PALMER/      BONDSVILLE-      3               Auto For Sale
                                                                                  7100.                                                      17 Convent Hill, Ware, MA
                                       ed on a .26 acre lot close to                                                                                                          Bedrooms,1 bath, 1st Floor. No          2008 TOYOTA PRIUS 35k
                                       Westfield line (71151467) $139,000                                                                                                     Pets. Strong Reference required.        country miles. Grey. Like new
    TOOMEY-LOVETT                                                                                                                                                             Rental $875. Sullivan & Company         $13,000 (978)257-1610.
                                                                                                                                                                              RE 413-245-1062
      109 West St.
     Ware, MA 01082                                                                   FOR RENT                                                                                SOUTH BARRE. 1 and 2                             Auto Parts                                                                                                                                                bedroom apartment. First, last and      USED AUTO PARTS, 91-day
                                                                                                                                         HOUSE FOR RENT in Brookfield,
                                                                                                                                                                              security. (978)355-6360.                guarantee.      Large      inventory,
       413-967-6326                                                                                                                      3 bedroom, 2 bath. Available April
                                                                                                                                         1st. $1,100 month. Historic area.    THREE RIVERS – LG. 3 BR                 engines, transmissions, radiators,
   HOMES ARE SELLING!                  EASTHAMPTON – Townhouse end                 All real estate advertising in this                                                                                                tires, glass. Excellent service, junk
                                                                                                                                         Call (508) 347-8181 x137. First &    Townhouse style, deleaded, first
                                       unit with 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bath is in        newspaper is subject to the Federal                                                                                                car removal. Amherst-Oakham
 Don’t be fooled by the NEWS.                                                      Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes                 security deposit.                    floor w/d hookup, storage, deck,
                                       move-in condiditon. Gas heat, central                                                                                                                                          Auto Recycling Coldbrook Road,
           CALL OUR                    air, deck, walkout basement with            it illegal to advertise any preference,                                                    lg. yard, off-street parking deposit
   EXPERT TEAM TODAY!                                                              limitation or discrimination based on                 LUDLOW ONE BEDROOM $750.             required. 413-262-2969                  Oakham. 1-800-992-0441.
                                       family room, maple kitchen w/
    Free Home Valuation.                                                           race, color, religion, sex, handicap,                 Stove, refrigerator, heat, no pets
        Get the Facts.
                                       Corian. (71166264) $229,900
                                                                                   familial status (number of children and               (413)589-9611.
                                                                                                                                                                              WALES MODERN 2 bedroom                       Autos Wanted
                                                                                   or pregnancy), national origin, ancestry,                                                  duplex 1-1/2 baths, W/D hook-ups,
                                                                                   age, marital status, or any intention to                                                   deck, applianced kitchen. Access        $$$ AUTOS WANTED TOP Dollar
WARE: New privately set three                                                      make any such preference, limitation or               WARE. LARGE 2 bedroom.                                                       paid for your unwanted cars,
                                                                                                                                                                              Ma Pike and I-84. Town beach.
bedroom Ranch, open floor plan,                                                    discrimination.                                       Quaboag Apartments, 250 South.                                               trucks, vans, big & small, running
                                                                                                                                                                              $875 (203)798-7099
cabinet packed kitchen, two car                                                    This newspaper will not knowingly accept              Well maintained, quiet, safe,                                                or not. Call 413-534-5400.
garage, 1.89A. $229,900                                                            any advertising for real estate that is in            convenient location. Appliances,     WARE 1 BEDROOM apt. Stove,
                                                                                   violation of the law. Our readers are hereby          W&D hookup, storage cubicle          refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/       AAAA DONATION: Donate your
NEW LISTINGS                           DEERFIELD – Set in the country and          informed that all dwellings advertising in            included. Electric heat. Excellent   dryer, cable, heat, hot water and       car, boat, or real estate. IRS tax
                                       move-in ready! This 2BR, 1.5BA              this newspaper are available on an equal                                                                                           deductible. Free pick-up/tow any
WARE: Unique two unit home with                                                    opportunity basis. To complain about                  references. $700 + utilities. No     electric all included. No smoking.
                                       Townhouse condo has brand new car-                                                                                                                                             model/condition.              Help
three bedrooms each unit,                                                          discrimination call The Department of                 pets.    (413)967-9527 A NICE        $800/ month (413) 967-6161.
                                       peting, fresh paint & a new garage                                                                                                                                             underprivileged children.
detached three car garage, some        door. Vinyl siding & gutters new in         Housing and Urban Development “ HUD”                  PLACE TO LIVE.
                                                                                                                                                                              WARE NICE 3 room 1 BR apt.    
updates done and ready for new         2009. (71183816) $197,500                   toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. For the N.E.
                                                                                   area, call HUD at 617-565-5308. The toll              PALMER        THREE      RIVERS.     First floor, stove, refrigerator. No    800-883-6399.
owner. $165,000                                                                                                                                                               pets. First/ last $500/ mo
                                                                                   free number for the hearing impaired is               Country Manor apartments, 1
                                                                                   1-800-927-9275.                                                                            (413)283-8540.                          DONATE YOUR VEHICLE LOVE
WARE: Income producing multi                                                                                                             bdrm., $590-$630 month; 2 bdrm,                                              IN THE NAME OF CHRIST. Free
use building, two retail and 4                                                                                                           $690-$730 month. All units renov.    WARREN 1 AND 2 BR, off-street           towing & non-runners accepted.
residential units. Good rental                                                                                                           w/disposal,          dishwashers,    parking. Bondsville- 1 BR, off-         800-549-2791. Help Us Transform
                                                                                  HOUSEMATE WANTED. PRO-
history, with Main Street location.                                                                                                      microwave, elec. range, carpets.     street parking. Call (413)436-          Lives In The Name Of Christ.
                                                                                  FESSIONAL male has a furnished
$450,000                                                                                                                                 Parking, fishing and playground.     5600.
                                                                                  room in my beautiful home, HIGH
                                       BELCHERTOWN – Affordable 1200 sf.                                                                 Cats okay. Call 413-283-9472.
                                       3BR Ranch with large living room &         MEADOW ESTATES, PALMER.
AGENTS WANTED FOR OUR                                                             Conveniently located near MA
                                       bedrooms with wood floors. Recently
NEW LOCATION - Ready for a             updated windows, kitchen & bath-           Pike, driveway parking, all utilities                  WARE. LARGE 2 bedroom
change? Full-time & part-time          room.1-year home warranty available.       included $550/mo. No pets, non-                        apartment, centrally located, off-
professional agents wanted.            (71184557) $149,900                        smoker. References required.                           street parking. No pets. Good
Join our history of Success.                                                      F/L/S. (413)289-9473. Available                        credit. $850. First and last
Call Jim Lovett today. 800-486-                                                   4/1.                                                   required. Available immediately.
2121.                                                                                                                                    (413)967-9527 or (413)477-6422.

Candy Smith         413-967-8107
Dorrinda                                                                                Mortgagee’s Sale of Real Estate at Public
O’Keefe-Shea        978-434-1990
Glen Moulton        413-967-5463       LUDLOW – Wellmaintained Tri-level                 Auction To Be Sold on the Premises at
Ruth Vadnais        413-967-6326       w/ 3BR, 2BA, cathedral ceiling, sky-
Jill Stolgitis      413-477-8780       lights, central air, lg backyard. Fannie
                                       Mae property-financing may be
                                                                                                 1:00 p.m. on MARCH 17, 2011
Shalene                                available w/ as little as 3% down.                                                           at
Friedhaber          413-593-6656       (71191205) $270,000
Cindy St. George    413-967-3012                                                                31 EDDY STREET, WARE, MA
                                       Jones Group Realty                                         Colonial-style home with 2 bedrooms.
SICK OF SHOVELING SNOW??                     Amherst 413-549-3700                                       Public water and sewer.
Luxury with 1st floor master
bedroom suite. 1st floor laundry.
                                        Belchertown 323-7295
                                        Northampton 413-585-0400                        Mtg. Ref: Hampshire Co. Registry Deeds Book 5993, Page 51                                    Find your dream place or list
All the bells and whistles. Call me
now for the details (413)887-6000.
                                                                                      Terms: $5,000.00 deposit to be paid at the time of sale, by cash or
                                                                                      bank check. The balance paid within 30 days. Additional terms to                                 your property here today!
                                                                                      be announced at sale.

                                                                                                 Jonathan C. Sapirstein, Esquire

       For Sale
                                         Condos For Sale
                                                                                        Sapirstein & Sapirstein, P.C., Attorney for Mortgagee
                                      WEST SPRINGFIELD 55+ Condo,                       1350 Main St., Springfield, MA ~ Ph: 413 827-7500
                                      FSBO, 108 Canterbury Way,
                                      Luxury Garden End Unit, 2Car                           DAVID W. YOUNG, AUCTIONEER
                                      Garage, Granite s/s, hdwd, $330's                                                                                                                          
                                      Tom (413)786-3821                                            MA. License No. 477
PA G E 2 8        A Turley Publication • I Thursday, March 10, 2011

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