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 Vo l . 4 3 N o . 2 2 • We e k                             of December 16, 2011 • 413-536-5333 •                                                                        FREE

On Capitol Hill . . .                                                                       Heating hurdles for
                                                                                            Hampshire County
                                                                                            Federal fuel assistance                       No. in household                    Eligible income

                                                                                            budget slashed in half                        1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $31,218
                                                                                                                                          2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40,824
                                                                                                         BY KRISTIN WILL                  3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50,420
                                                                                                     Staff Writer,       4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60,035
                                                                                                                                          5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $69,641
                                                                                                SOUTH HADLEY – Officials are              6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $79,246
                                                                                            sweating it out as a decision is yet to be    7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $81,047
                                                                                            made on the Fiscal Year 2012 budget for       8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $82,848
                                                                                            the Low Income Home Energy                    9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $84,649
                                                                                            Assistance Program [LIHEAP], more             10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $86,450
                                                                                            commonly referred to as Fuel
                                                                                            Assistance.                                  2010-11 $4.7 billion budget, Peter
                                                                                                Faced with a proposed national $3        Wingate, energy director for
                                                                                            billion reduction from President Barack      Community Action, said his organiza-
                                                                                            Obama or a $1.3 billion reduction from
                                                                                            the House and Senate from the FY                         Please see HEATING, page 9

                                                                                            Tax rates on the rise
                                                                                                         BY KRISTIN WILL                 at $14.73 per $1,000 of property value,
                                                                                                     Staff Writer,      an increase of .37 cents from FY 2011.
                                                                                                                                         Residents living in Fire District 1 will
                                                                                               SOUTH HADLEY – Tax rates for              see a rate of $2.05, an increase of .15
                                                                                            Fiscal Year 2012 will see a small hike.      cents. They will pay a total tax rate of
                                                                                               Approved Monday evening by the            $16.78 per $1,000 of property value.
                                                                                            Selectboard, a factor of one was adopted     Residents living in Fire District 2 will
                                                                                            for all classes of property tax. South
                                                                                            Hadley’s residential tax rate will be set             Please see TAX RATE, page 17
Michael E. Smith Middle School 8th graders collect on the steps of the Capitol Building
awaiting a visit from Congressman Richard Neal., turn to page 12.                                  Find the 2012 Refuse AND Recycling Schedule on Page 4

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                                                  Santa’s Land a weekend wonderland
         This Week                                Open for visits until
    • LOCAL NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . .2
                                                  Dec. 18
                                                             BY SCOTT FELDMAN
    • OPINION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6           Turley Publications Correspondent

    • CALENDAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8         SOUTH HADLEY – He has a very
                                                  busy few weeks coming up, but Santa
    • IN THE CLASSROOM . . . .12                  has found time in his schedule to stop by
                                                  South Hadley this weekend. Local chil-
    • GRANBY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13      dren who want one more chance to see
                                                  Old Saint Nick to let him know what’s
    • SPORTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14    on their lists this Christmas, should take
                                                  advantage of this opportunity.
                                                      From Friday, Dec. 16 to Sunday, Dec.
    • PUBLIC SAFETY . . . . . . . .19             18 starting at 5:30 p.m., Santa will be
                                                  making an appearance at the appropri-
    • CLASSIFIEDS . . . . . . . . . . .21         ately named Santa’s Land at Buttery
                                                  Brook Park. Children who visit will get
                                                                                                                                                                       TURLEY PUBLICATIONS SUBMITTED PHOTO
          In the News                             to spend some time with him, relay their
                                                  gift list, and for a nominal fee, have
                                                                                                 Santa Claus poses with his little mini me, Hailee-Jean Brunault, at Santa’s Land at Buttery
                                                                                                 Brook Park.
                                                  their picture taken with him if they so
                                                  choose.                                        take a train ride tour of the park, which      organizers, believes a major reason so
                                                      According to Linda Young, a volun-         is covered in lights and various inflat-       many parents bring their children to
                                                  teer at Santa’s Land, seeing Santa is          able decorations. All of this festive          Santa’s Land is the tradition it lends
                                                  obviously the highlight of the evening         excitement is free – except for the fee        itself to be, having been held in South
                                                  for the children, but there is much more       for a photo with Santa.                        Hadley for so many years.
                                                  going on. The excitement begins almost            Young believes Santa’s Land is a won-           “I was over talking to my neighbors
                                                  as soon as they enter the park.                derful experience for a child, even for        and I hear this all the time when I’m
                                                      “Oh it’s marvelous, you drive in           those who are initially afraid, because        over there, they say, ‘My mom brought
                                      7           through the gate and see the lighted deer      Santa is so good at interacting with chil-     me when I was a kid and now I’m bring-
                                                  on the meadow and see the cabin, which         dren, no matter how young or old they          ing my kids for that same experience,’”
                                                  is all decorated both inside and outside       might be.                                      said Forcier
                                                  and it’s like a fairyland,” said Young.           Santa’s Land has existed at Buttery             He feels this event has had such stay-
                                                      The children then are led into             Brook park for approximately thirty            ing power because it captures the essence
                                                  Santa’s place by a group of elves, where       years. It was once held in the old cabin       of Christmas, which is about the children.
                                                  they then get to enjoy Santa’s company.        located on the property, in which all the          “There’s something special about see-
                                                  Next, children get to meet Mrs. Claus,         walls were covered in different colors of      ing kids seeing Santa,” said Forcier. “Just
                                                  who will be providing cookies to all of        aluminum foil. A new cabin was built           the excitement on all the kids’ faces -
                                                  Santa’s guests. As soon as children head       six years ago and Santa’s Land has been        that’s what Christmas is about. It’s not
                                     14           outside, they are given a cup of hot           there ever since.                              about presents. It’s about the joy of see-
                                                  chocolate and get the opportunity to              Bruce Forcier, one of the event’s           ing all the kid’s faces.”

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                                                                                    Reminder                                                                                       3

Safety Night survey shows                                                                                                    Local dentist assists
                                                                                                                             with seasonal smiles
drop in most bullying levels                                                                                                 Hosts teddy bear collection
Cyber-bullying on the rise                                       is vital to get involved. Parents should never say,
                                                                 “Don’t worry about it.”                                         SOUTH HADLEY - Dr. Douglas Leigh is organiz-
                                                                     Boyle eplained that on average, students in grades      ing a “Teddy Bear Drive” this holiday season that
                     BY SCOTT FELDMAN                            3-12 spend an average of 7.5 hours on the internet.         will surely put smiles on the faces of some
                 Turley Publications Correspondent               This includes time spent using iPods, laptops and cell      under-privileged children in his communi-
                                                                 phone surfing, but does not include text messaging or       ty.
   SOUTH HADLEY – It is a difficult task to be a par-            actual phone calls.                                             Leigh, in an effort to give back to the
ent in this day and age, now that technology has                     It can be hard to unplug children from the internet,    community, is sponsoring this teddy bear
opened up so many new avenues for adolescents to                 so Boyle made suggestions to assist in doing so, includ-    drive to make a difference in a child’s life
enjoy themselves - or get into trouble. But there are            ing creating a designated place where are cell phones       this holiday season.
tips and tricks, both old and new, that can help parents         and handheld devices are left. This helps children to           Leigh is encouraging the public to donate teddy
keep their children safe from the challenges and dan-            not be tempted to surf the web or text during dinner,       bears which can be dropped off at his office, Newton
gers they face.                                                  and to not allow adolescents to sleep with their cell       Street Dental, located at 488 Newton Street, South
   On Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the South Hadley                      phones.                                                     Hadley.
High School library, parents were invited to a pres-                 Yvonne Pesce was another presenter at Safety                Teddy Bear drop-off dates are from Dec. 1 – 31, dur-
entation called “Safety Night” where they were                   Night. As the Chief of the Juvenile Courts for the          ing office hours.
armed with current information about internet                    Hampshire and Franklin Counties, she wanted to                  All of the collected teddy bears will be donated to
safety, social networking sites, laws that all parents           inform parents about Massachusetts’ social host law,        the Shriners Hospital for Children, to accompany the
should be aware of regarding house parties and                   which she hopes will make parents and their teens           children into surgery.
actions they as parents can take to safeguard their              think twice before allowing a party which serves alco-          “In a troubled economy that affects many
children.                                                        hol to minors. In essence, the law states those who host    Americans, the spirit of giving to others is needed
   The presentation displayed the results of a several           a party may be held liable for the actions of the guests.   more than ever,” Leigh said.
surveys taken by students in the high school and mid-            Pesce gave examples including if someone from a party
dle school. The most notable one was on the level of             drives home drunk and hurts another individual, the
bullying in South Hadley schools. That survey found
the level or bullying that has taken place appears to be
                                                                 party’s host can be held responsible for both criminal
                                                                 and civil infractions.                                          K of C spaghetti supper
dropping since 2010. In 2010, 74.9 percent of students               “A tough conversation with your kids now will save
report not being bullied. That number rose to 84.9 per-          you a whole lot of trouble down the road,” said Pesce.           SOUTH HADLEY – The South Hadley
cent in 2011.                                                        Student Assistance Counselor Karen Walsh Pio              Knights of Columbus Council 1721 will hold a
   Most types of bullying (psychological, verbal, physi-         used this opportunity to introduce parents to the             spaghetti supper on Wednesday, Dec. 21 from 4-
cal) all dropped, though the amount of electronic bul-           Safe Homes Parent/Guardian pledge. The Safe                   6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Social Center, 30
lying increased, which is something the schools hope             Homes program creates a database of parents who               Main St., South Hadley. The meal includes
to curtail in the future.                                        have pledged they will actively supervise any parties         spaghetti with special homemade meat sauce,
   Cindy Boyle, of the South Hadley Police                       or social gathering in their homes, and furthermore,          garden salad, roll with butter, dessert, coffee,
Department, addressed the problems of cyber bullying,            they will not allow minors to drink or use drugs on           tea, or soft drink. $5/adults, children under
which has become a recent phenomenon of which par-               their property.                                               12/$3, children under $5/free. Take out is avail-
ents must be aware. Boyle pointed out it is important                By signing this agreement and being entered into          able. All are welcome.
for parents and administrators to know when it is actu-          the database, other parents can view the database and            Proceeds will be used for various activities
ally taking place. Cyber bullying requires a                     make sure when their children want to go over a               and charities sponsored by the Knights..
victim/abuser dynamic, a power imbalance, repeated               friend’s house, they will not only be assured their loved     Council 1721 is always looking for new mem-
acts of aggression and intent to harm. If it does not            ones are entering a safe environment, but will also           bers to carry out their work. If you would like
meet these criteria, the action is considered merely a           have a contact number for the supervising parent’s            any information or wish to become a member,
confrontation.                                                   home. For more information for parents who want to            call 538-9677 or speak with any K of C member
   Boyle also said it is critical for parents not to dismiss     join this program, they should call Pio at 413-538-           at the supper.
their children if they complain about being bullied. It          5063.

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                            TOWN OF SOUTH HADLEY
                     2012 REFUSE & RECYCLING COLLECTION
                                           HOLIDAYS: The following six holidays usually affect the collection schedule.
                    These are the only holidays which will potentially alter the curbside pickup schedule. Following are the six holidays in 2012:

          1. New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1st (curbside not affected)
          2. Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th
          3. Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4th
          4. Labor Day, Monday, September 3rd
          5. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22nd
          6. Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25th
                      When a holiday falls on a collection day, there is no service that day, and the week’s schedule is moved to the following day.
                      For example, Memorial Day in 2012 falls on Monday, May 28th, so Monday’s route will be picked up on Tuesday, May 29th.
                            Each route will be pushed forward one day following the holiday, with Friday’s pickup occurring on a Saturday.

                  Route #1                                                      Route #2                                                        Route #3                                                   Route #4                                                      Route #5
               Wednesday 2012                                                 Thursday 2012                                                    Friday 2012                                                Monday 2012                                                  Tuesday 2012
    January . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 25       January . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 26       January . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 27       January . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 16, 30        January . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 17, 31
    February . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 22       February . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 23       February . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 24        February . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 27        February . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 28
    March . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 21      March . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 22      March . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 23      March . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 26       March . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 27
    April. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 18   April. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 19   April. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 20   April. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 23   April. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 24
    May . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 16, 31 (Thursday)             May . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 17    May . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 18    May . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 21    May . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 22
    June . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 27      June . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 (Friday), 14, 28          June . . . . . . . . . . . .2 (Saturday), 15, 29             June . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 18     June . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 19
    July . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 25    July . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 26    July . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 27    July . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 16, 30     July . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 17, 31
    August. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 22      August. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 23      August. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 24       August. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 27       August. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 28
    September. . . . . . . . . . 6 (Thursday), 19                September. . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 (Friday) 20             September. . . . . . . . . . .8 (Saturday), 21               September. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 24          September. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 25
    October . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 17, 31        October . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 18      October . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 19      October . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 22      October . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 23
    November . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 28          November . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 15, 29           November . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 16, 30           November . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 19         November . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 20
    December . . . . . . . . . 12, 27 (Thursday)                 December . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 28, (Friday)              December . . . . . . . . . .14, 29 (Saturday)                December . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 17, 31           December . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 18

                     LOCATIONS                                                   LOCATIONS                                                     LOCATIONS                                                     LOCATIONS                                                    LOCATIONS
    Amherst Rd                    Priestly Farms Rd              Ashton Ln                     Minden Pl                      Art St                        Kendrick St                     Abbey St                       Karen Dr                     Baker St                      Lorraine Av
    Atwood Rd                     Red Ledge Rd                   Bartlett St                   Morgan St                      Belmont Av                    Lexington St                    Abbey Ln                       Lawler Dr                    Bombardier Av                 Los Angeles St
                                                                                                                                                                                            Ann St                         Lois Av
    Bach Ln                       Roundelay Rd                   Birchwood Pl                  Mosier St                      Boynton Av                    Lloyd St                        Apple Rd                       Lombard St
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Central Av                    Ludlow Rd
    Birch Hill Rd                 Silver St                      Blueberry Bend                Newton Manor                   Bunker Hill St                Lyman St                        Benger Av                      Loretta St                   Cote Blvd                     Malcomb
    Camp Perkins Rd               Silverwood Ter                 Burnett Av                    Ohm Cir                        Dale St                       Marcel St                       Benoit Ln                      Lyman Ter                    Douglas Av                    Marion St
    Chapel Hill Dr                Skinner Ln                     Charon Ter                    Park St                        Dayton St                     Midway St                       Brigham Rd                     Margaret St                  Grace St                      Miami St
    Chileab Rd                    So. Sycamore                   Church St                     Parkview Dr                    Enterprise St                 Newton St                       Brook St                       McDowell Dr                  Granby Rd                     Michael Dr
    College View Hts              Knolls                         Country Ln                    Red Bridge Ln                  Fairlawn St                    (Mosier to Lyman)              Carol Anne Dr                  Memorial Dr                   (Plains Sch to               Pasadena St
                                                                                                                                                                                            Carriage Ln                    Miller Av
    Dickinson Farm Rd             Sorbi Cir                      Cypress Dr                    Saybrook Cir                   Fairmont Av                   Noel St                         Charles St                     Mt. View St                  Newton St)                    Paul St
    Greenwood Ln                  Sullivan Ln                    E. Parkview Dr                Stanton Av                     Fairview St                   Olde Plains Hollow              Columbia St                    New Ludlow Rd                Grandview St                  Pine Hill Rd
    Hadley St                     Sycamore Knolls                E. Red Bridge Ln              Virginia Dr                    Fulton St                     Pittroff Av                     Cornell St                     Oak Av                       Hillcrest Av                  Ralph Av
    Lithia Springs Rd             Sycamore Pk                    East St                       Westbrook Rd                   Garden St                     Richview Av                     Dartmouth St                   Oakwood Cir                  Hillcrest Pk                  Shadowbrook Est
    Meadow Ln                     The Knolls                     Edison Dr                     W. Parkview Dr                 Glen St                       Rita Cir                        Eagle Dr                       Old Lyman Rd                 Hillside Av                   Stewart St
    No. Sycamore                  The Meadows                    Julia Way                     Wright Pl                      Grove St                      Stony Brook Vlg                 Easy St                        Old Willimansett             Hollywood St                  Susan Av
                                                                                                                                                                                            Forest Dr                      Plainville Cir
    Knolls                        Titans Pier Rd                 Mary Lyon Dr                                                 Henry Rd                      Wildwood Ln                     Glenn Dr                       Pond Rd                      John Ln                       Tampa St
    Old County Rd                 Wellesley Cir                                                                               Hildreth Av                   Woodcrest Ln                    Granby Rd                      Ridge Rd                     Lakeview Av                   Wellington Av
    Pearl Ln                      Woodbridge St                                                                               Joan St                       Woodlawn St                      (Plains Sch to                Sunset Av                    Laurie Av
    Pearl St                      Woodbridge Ter                                                                                                                                            Granby Line)                   Victoria Ln                  Lawrence Av
                                                                                                                                                                                            Greenacre Rd                   West Cornell St
                                                                                                                                                                                            Harvard St                     Willimansett St
                                                                                                                                                                                            Helm St                        Yale St
                                                                                                                                                                                            Hickory Pl

                  Route #6                                                      Route #7                                                        Route #8                                                   Route #9                                                      Route #10
               Wednesday 2012                                                 Thursday 2012                                                    Friday 2012                                                Monday 2012                                                  Tuesday 2012
    January . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 18      January . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 19      January . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 20      January . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 23      January . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 24
    February . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 15, 29         February . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 16       February . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 17       February . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 20       February . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 21
    March . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 28       March . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 15, 29        March . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 16, 30        March . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 19      March . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 20
    April. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 25    April. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 26    April. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 27    April. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 16, 30     April. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 17
    May . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 23    May . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 24     May . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 25     May . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 29 (Tuesday)           May . . . . . . . . . . .1, 15, 30 (Wednesday)
    June . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 20     June . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 21     June . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 22     June . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 25      June . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 26
    July . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 (Thursday), 18          July . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 (Friday), 19      July . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 (Saturday), 20         July . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 23   July . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 24
    August. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 15, 29        August. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 16, 30        August. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 17, 31        August. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 20      August. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 21
    September. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 26          September. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 27          September. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 28          September. . . . . . . . . . . 4 (Tuesday), 17               September. . . . . . . . .5 (Wednesday), 18
    October . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 24       October . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 25       October . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 26       October . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 15, 29        October . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 16, 30
    November . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 21         November . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 23 (Friday)            November . . . . . . . . . . .9, 24 (Saturday)               November . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 26          November . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 27
    December . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 19         December . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 20         December . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 21         December . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 24          December . . . . . . . .11, 26 (Wednesday)

                     LOCATIONS                                                    LOCATIONS                                                     LOCATIONS                                                    LOCATIONS                                                     LOCATIONS
    Alvord Pl                     McKinley Av                    Bolton St                    Main St                         Applewood Ln                  Main St                        Bara Ln                      Main St (west end)              Alvord St                     Fernandes Dr
    Berwyn St                     Mountain Av                    Bridge St                     (Smith to Bridge)              Bardwell St                    (Bridge to                    Bayon Dr                     Normandy Rd                     Ashfield Ln                   Ferry St
    Berwyn St Ext                 Newton St                      Carew St                     North St                        Canal St                      No Main)                       Brainerd St                  No. Main St                     Brainerd St                   Jewett Ln
    Broad St                       (Lyman to Rotary)             Center St                    Parker St                       Carlton St                    Maple St                         (Alvord to No.              (West Summit to                   (Newton to                 Leahey Av
    Camden St                     Overlook Rd                    East Carew St                Pine Grove Dr                   Cordes Ct                     North Main                     Main)                        Brainerd)                       Alvord)                       Meadowood Dr
    Foch Av                       Park Av                        East School St               Pleasant St                     Cottage Av                     (Main to Rotary)              Brittany Rd.                 Pheasant Run                    Briar Spring Ln               Misty Ct
    Haig Av                       Perkins St                     Elm St                       Prospect St                     Crescent Ln                   Oakley Dr                      Cedar Ridge Rd               Pynchon Rd                      Bridgeman Ln                  Pheasant Ln
    Hunter Ter                    Pershing Av                    Gaylord St                    (South to                      Cross St                      Prospect St                    Chestnut Hill Rd             River Rd                        Brock Way                     Pine St
    Joffre Av                     Queen Cir                      Grant St                     Purple Hrt Dr)                  Crystal Ln                     (North of                     Cove Island Rd                (lower end)                    Brockway Ln                   Promenade Way
    Landers St                    Ranger St                      Graves St                    School St                       High St                       Purple Hrt. Dr)                Davina St                    Searle Rd                       Buttonfield Ln                Riverboat Vlg Rd.
    Lansing Av                    Roosevelt Av                   Harlow St.                   Smith St                        Kimberly Dr                   Scott Hollow Dr                Dover Rd                     Spruce Run                      Chateau Dr                    San Souci Dr
    Lawn St                       Viviani St                     Hartford St                  South St                        Lathrop St                    Summit St                      Frederick Pl                 Strong Farm Ln                  College St                    Skyline Dr
    Lincoln Av                    Washington Av                  Ingram St                    Spring St                       Linda St                      Taylor St                      Harwich Pl                   Tigger Ln                       Doane Ter                     Spring Meadows
    Lynch Pl                      Wilson St                      Lamb St                      Walnut St                       Linden Dr                     West Main St                   Highland Av                  Valley View Dr                  Dove Hill                     Steven Dr
    Maria Dr                      Wood Av                        Lathrop Vlg                  Warner St                       Magnolia Ter                  West Summit St                 Ivy Ln                       Waite Av                        Edgewater Ln                  Sunrise Cir
                                                                 Lesperance Ct                                                                              Young Cir                      Judd Av                      White Brook Ln                  Faculty Ln                    Upper River Rd
                                                                                                                                                                                           LeBlanc Dr                   Worthington Dr

                                 TOWN OF SOUTH HADLEY 2012
December 16, 2011                                                               TOWN●
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Residents help Pan-Massachusetts Challenge
Donate $35 million to                                 Armstrong, Massachusetts Senators John
                                                      Kerry and Scott Brown, 350 cancer survivors,
                                                                                                          by more than 600 PMC cyclists and volun-
                                                                                                          teers. “PMC money is seed money that
                                                                                                                                                                “Local Realtors Serving
                                                                                                                                                                 Local Communities”
                                                      and avid cyclists and weekend warriors alike.       enables our scientists to conduct the earliest
Dana-Farber                                           Many rode in support of loved ones being            forms of research,” Benz said. “The money
                                                                                                                                                                SOUTH HADLEY - $196,000.
                                                                                                                                                                Great location, 6 rm, 3 BR Ranch,
                                                      treated for cancer or in memory of those who        they raise is critical to our work. It enables us     newer roof, windows, siding, fur-
   SOUTH HADLEY ––Four South Hadley                   have been lost to the disease.                      to invest in major new patient care and               nace, c-air, 2 car garage.
residents; Christa Chiarello, James Gosselin,            The contribution represents 100 percent          research initiatives that could otherwise go          SOUTH HADLEY - $282,900.
                                                                                                                                                                NEW PRICE. New kitch., new
Dawn Kessell, and William Mahoney; raised             of every rider-raised dollar, a charity pass-       unfunded.”                                            baths, 3 BR Colonial. Formal DR,
$26,672 of the $35 million donated by the             through rate that is nearly unparalleled with-         Founded in 1980 when 36 cyclists rode              sunrm, hardwoods, air, gas heat.
Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) to                  in the athletic fundraising event industry.         across Massachusetts and raised $10,200 for           SOUTH HADLEY - $299,900. 4
                                                                                                                                                                BR well maintained Colonial near
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its              Approximately 3,100 volunteers and 200              the Jimmy Fund, the PMC is known today as             Mt. Holyoke College. “Must be
Jimmy Fund. They were among 5,169 cyclists            companies supplying almost $5 million in            the “gold standard” of athletic fundraising           seen!”
who rode up to 190 miles across                       products and services provided riders with          events due to the unprecedented sums it rais-         SOUTH HADLEY - $299,900.
Massachusetts to raise money for cancer                                                                                                                         NEW LISTING. Pine Grove. Phase
                                                      food, mechanical and medical assistance, lug-       es and its consistently efficient charity pass-       3 garden condo w/lof, oak cabi-
research and treatment. The 2011 fundraising          gage transport and support of all kinds.            through rate. One of the very first athletic          net kith., some hardwds, 2 car
total is $2 million, or 5.7 percent, more than           The 2011 PMC exceeded its own fundrais-          fundraising events in the nation, the PMC             gar., located at rear of complex.
the PMC gave in 2010 and brings its 32-year           ing goal of $34 million by $1 million. “PMC         was a pioneer in the way it focused on raising        SOUTH HADLEY - $299,900.
                                                                                                                                                                ANTIQUE 8 rm. Colonial in desir-
Jimmy Fund contribution to $338 million.              riders are committed to the cause and to this       money for charity.                                    able center location. 4 BR, 2.5 ba,
   The PMC is the most successful athletic            event,” said Billy Starr, PMC founder and              The 33rd annual PMC is set for Aug. 4              2 FP, sunrm, some updates need-
fundraising event in the nation; it raises and        executive director. “Their dedication to rais-      and 5, 2012. Registration opens online on             SOUTH HADLEY - $322,900.
contributes more money to charity than any            ing money for cancer research is unparalleled       Jan. 10 for PMC alumni and Jan. 17 for new-           NEW LISTING. Executive home,
other. In August, cyclists from eight countries       in the fundraising industry.”                       comers. For more information about the                Hertzenburg kitch. w/granite,
and 37 states rode one of 11 routes that                                                                                                                        stainless, 3 Brs, 2 ba, 4 season
                                                         The check was presented to Dana-Farber           PMC, which is presented by the Boston Red             porch w/views.
ranged from 25 to 190 miles. Riders included          President Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD, at a             Sox Foundation and New Balance, visit                 SOUTH HADLEY - $369,900.
seven-time Tour de France winner Lance                Fenway Park celebration which was attended                                          Beautifully maintained 4 BR, 2.5
                                                                                                                                                                ba, Contemporary. LR, DR, kitch.
                                                                                                                                                                Open to elevated deck w/privacy,
                                                                                                                                                                premier location.

‘Tellebration:’ A celebration of storytelling
                                                                                                                                                                SOUTH HADLEY - $625,000.
                                                                                                                                                                FABULOUS 9 year young contem-
                                                                                                                                                                porary, open floor plan, 4/5 BRs,
                                                                                                                                                                inground pool abuts conservation
    SOUTH HADLEY - Who would think of                                                                                                     TURLEY PUBLICATIONS   CHICOPEE - $109,900. NEW
a story as a gift? Well, in South Hadley, 18 sto-                                                                                         SUBMITTED PHOTO       LISTING. Affordable 3 BR vinyl
                                                                                                                                                                sided home. Newer siding & win-
rytellers from the National Storytelling                                                                                                                        dows, 3 season porch, conven-
Network (NSN) and the League for the                                                                                                      Story tellers from    ient lcoation.
Advancement of New England Storytelling                                                                                                   the Gaylord           CHICOPEE - $139,000. PRICE
                                                                                                                                          Library session       ADJUSTED. Park Place, 2 BR, 1.5
(LANES) gave story gifts to more than 100                                                                                                                       bath condo, freshly painted, deck
people for the Thanksgiving season.                                                                                                       include Anna          overlooks park, carport.
    The storytellers volunteered their time to                                                                                            Sobel, Joyce          NORTHAMPTON - $249,000.
                                                                                                                                          Galinski, Hannah      PRICE ADJUSTED. Near Coolidge
tell their favorite stories in mid-November at                                                                                                                  Bridge & bike path, 4 BR$, gas
three events called “Tellabrations,” celebrations                                                                                         Wilkins, Elizabeth    heat, 2 car gar., could be convert-
of storytelling. One was at the South Hadley                                                                                              Moore, Bob            ed into a 2-Famly.
Senior Center and two were at Mount Holyoke                                                                                               Reisner, Rona
                                                                                                                                                                 CONGRATULATIONS TO
College. Some stories were true, others were tall                                                                                         Leventhal, Gail N.       CYNTHIA BAKER
and stretched the truth; some were folktales,                                                                                             Herman, Tim              for being honored by the
others were family and personal tales. No mat-                                                                                            Egmond and Dan            Pioneer Valley Board of
ter if they were fact or fantasy, mystical or magi-                                                                                       Steinenger.               Realtors for 35 years of
                                                                                                                                                                  continuous service. She is
cal yarns, they connected listeners with a bit of                                                                                                                 a past president and 1996
universal truth and the feeling of community          and so got ahead of the game by inviting him-       story and they come alive when we tell them to              Realtor of the Year.
that everyone receives when listening to a story      self inside the turkey before it was cooked.        others. They become more vibrant and excit-
together.                                                 On Nov. 19 at Mount Holyoke College,            ing. That’s the magic of the whole event.”             Visit our new website
    On Nov. 16, Gail N. Herman and Peggy              Eliot House, a second Tellabration occurred.            Jenni Lee told a true and very poignant 
Melanson told stories at the Senior Center.           Organizer Dr. Gail Herman of South Hadley           story about her abandonment in China, her                   or at
Herman told a true story about her mother-in-         and two Mount Holyoke College students Jenni        stay with a "brother," her orphanage experience
law’s encounter with “Mud” which turned out           Lee and Michelle Bax shared personal stories.       and finally her adoption by her American par-         Call today for a FREE
to be something a bit more odiferous than water       Professional storytellers David Arfa, Katie         ents.                                                    no OBLIGATION
and dirt. She left that muddy “stream” a much         Green, and Ellen Allard told folk stories. Bob         Michelle Bax told a story about her love of
wiser girl who never took a dare again. Peggy         Spear from Maryland told a personal story and       books and her distress about the recent loss of           home market
told a hilarious story about her cat who didn’t       recited a narrative (story) poem by A. A. Milne                                                            evaluation by one
want to be left out of her Thanksgiving dinner        called “Teddy Bear.” He said, “Everyone has a              Please see TELLEBRATION, page 10                of our experienced
  Question of the Week                                                              FIRE DISTRICT NO. 1
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 bution center?                                                  are interested please submit a letter of interest to the Clerk’s Office: 144 Newton Street,
    Visit      our      Facebook        page      at             South Hadley, MA 01075 or fax 413-538-6708 or by Tuesday, to participate in our                 December 27, 2011. You must be a Fire District No. 1 resident to qualify for the position.
 poll. Results will be published in the Dec. 23 edi-             The appointed position will be held until the term expires on Monday, April 30, 2012 at
 tion of the Town Reminder.                                      the annual election.
    Don’t have Facebook? Write in to our office,
 located at 138 College Street, Suite B, South                   Prudential Committee
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We Welcome
    Letters to the editor
should be 350 words or
less in length. No unsigned
                                                                               OPINION       t o w n r e m i n d e r @ t u r l e y. c o m • 4 1 3 - 5 3 6 - 5 3 3 3

or anonymous opinions will
be published. We require
letter writers to include his                                                              Editorial
or her town of residence
and home telephone num-
ber. We must authenticate                                                         Toys for Tots in dire straits
authorship prior to publica-
tion. We reserve the right          Are you fortunate enough to be able to buy                    poverty and studies show that growing up in a                       this year donations are down and requests
to edit or withhold any sub-    gifts for your family on Christmas? If so, you                    poverty-stricken environment can have an                            keep pouring in. “The demand for toys goes up
missions deemed to be           are among the lucky ones. Many families who                       adverse psychological impact on a child,                            every year,” said Marine Sgt. Michael Pires.
libelous, or contain unsub-     never thought they would need help are in                         which includes low self-esteem that can lead                        “But donations are down this year which we
stantiated allegations, per-    dire straits this year and have turned to the                     to loss of hope in the future.                                      think is due to the natural disasters which
sonal attacks, or defama-       Marine Toys for Tots campaign as a last resort.                       We cannot imagine what it would be like                         have set people back. Right now we have
tion of character and offen-
                                    The initiative was founded in 1947, when                      to be a child and wake up on Christmas                              more families in need than toys to give out.”
sive      language.      All
unknown or alleged facts in     Major Bill Hendricks and a group of Marine                        morning to find that Santa left nothing at                             We hope that every person who reads this
quotations offered by the       Reservists in Los Angeles collected and dis-                      your home. It is difficult enough when chil-                        will pick up a toy for the Toys for Tots program
author need to cite credi-      tributed 5,000 toys to needy children. The col-                   dren have to face the fact that the Jolly Old                       and bring it to the lobby of the police station
ble, unbiased sources.          lection drive has continued since that time                       Elf is in fact, their parents, but having to                        on Bridge Street. It’s not hard to do, when you
    Send letters to: Town       with three objectives: to help less fortunate                     crush the belief of a young child who                               shop for friends, family members and your own
Reminder, Letters to the        children throughout the United States experi-                     believes that Santa and his elves are making                        beloved children.
Editor, 138 College Street      ence the joy of Christmas, to play an active                      toys for good girls and boys, is something                             The purchase of a $10 or $20 toy can mean
– Suite B, South Hadley,        role in the development of the nation’s chil-                     that should not happen in this country.                             the world to a child who wake up and find
MA 01075 OR email to            dren and to unite people in local communities                         Although readers have been generous in                          nothing beneath the tree and is a small but
                                in a common cause for three months each                           the past and last year the Marines were able to                     powerful way to invest not only in our chil-
m. Deadline for submis-
sions is Tuesday at noon        year.                                                             distribute gifts to 7.2 million children across                     dren, but the true spirit and magic of
the week prior to intend-           Thirteen million America children live in                     the nation in more than 700 communities,                            Christmas.
ed publication.

                                                          Great Gardening Gadgets for Christmas gifts
TOWN Reminder                      Is there a gardener in your life                              of light over a period of                                            sunroom – wherever temperature extremes
                                in need of some holiday cheer? Or
                                perhaps you are the gardener and
                                                                                    In the       time, not a moment in
                                                                                                 time. You can find it at
                                                                                                                                                                      have you guessing whether your plants will
                                                                                                                                                                      thrive. This product is a steal at $16.50 and is
     PATRICK H. TURLEY          you’d like to leave a few hints as
                                to what Santa ought to bring
                                                                                    garden       G e m p l e rs
                                                                                                                              at                                      also available from Lee Valley.
                                                                                                                                                                          Fresh picked asparagus is hard to keep in
     EXECUTIVE VICE             along this Christmas. In either                                     Another great gadget is                                           the refrigerator, herbs are as well – you really
                                case, read on for some great gift                                the “Extreme Duty Anvil                                              should have the cut ends soaking in a few
       PRESIDENT                ideas.                                                           Lopper” from Lee Valley                                              inches of water, otherwise they will spoil
       KEITH TURLEY                One tool that was recently                                    Tools                     Ltd.                                       quickly. The Herb Keeper is a handy little
                                heralded by a fellow gardener was                                ( This                                            container that will fit on the door of the
     VICE PRESIDENT             the Sun Calc. This unique device                                 tool, with its large ratcheting                                      fridge. The clear plastic top has a removable
    OF PUBLICATIONS             looks like a probe of some sort                                  head will cut through                                                base that holds water – simply fill it and
                                with a ceramic top. You simply            Roberta McQuaid        branches up to a whopping                                            refresh it by the spout. Use the plug to pre-
     DOUGLAS L. TURLEY                                                         Columnist
                                put it in the same spot in your                                  tree three inches in diameter.                                       vent spills. The internal basket makes rins-
                                yard for a twelve hour period and                                Who needs a hand saw with                                            ing upon use a breeze. This larger model sells
    EXECUTIVE EDITOR            it will measure all of the accumulated sun- specs like that! Telescoping handles extend                                               for $27.50. The Herb Pod, a similar but
        TIM KANE                light over that time frame, and at the end of from twenty-eight to forty-one inches - a real                                          smaller version of the above costs is just
                                the day classify that space as full sun, partial boon for reaching into overgrown lilacs, and                                         under ten dollars. Like the last two gift ideas,
        EDITOR                  sun, partial shade or full shade. How handy! other multi-stemmed shrubs. Again, good                                                  these are also available from Lee Valley.
                                You may think that this gadget is helpful for quality products don’t come cheap, but at                                                   Happy Holiday shopping, garden style.
       KRISTIN WILL             the new homeowner/gardener. Not so - $56.50 it will last a lifetime if well cared for.
                                over time even established gardens change           I have always found a Min-Max                                                        Roberta McQuaid graduated from the
     SPORTS EDITOR              by trees that grow (or go!) and by building Thermometer to be a useful gadget in my                                                   Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the
        Dave Forbes             additions, etc. And of course, new gardens greenhouse, especially when I am spending                                                  University of Massachusetts. For the last 19
                                are always on the horizon for die-hard gar- hours away from it each day. The temps that                                               years, she has held the position of staff horticul-
    CORRESPONDENTS              deners! At $29.95, the price is hefty, but come in on the high end determine if my                                                    turalist at Old Sturbridge Village. She enjoys
                                according to my source, the Sun Calc has venting is up to par, while low readings let                                                 growing food, as well as flowers. Have a ques-
        Jason Cook              been going strong for just under a decade me know if supplemental heating is necessary                                                tion      for     her?       Email       it      to
       Scott Feldman            on the same battery. This differs from early in the season. Don’t own a greenhouse?                                          with “Gardening
                                mere light meters, by totaling the amount Try using this device in a cold frame, porch or                                             Question” in the subject line.
        Jamie Joslyn

       DIRECTOR                                 Back in Time                                                                                                Commentary
        Beth Baker
  Maureen McGarrett

      Stephanie Hadley

     Charlann Griswold                                     TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTO COURTESY OF SOUTH HADLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

                                      SOUTH HADLEY –Prior to the invention of the trolley
                                  car, the Holyoke Street Railway used horse-drawn cars. The
                                  first line was from Main and South streets in Holyoke, to Main
                                  and North Main streets in South Hadley. The company’s office
                                  and livery stable was located at 90 Main St., South Hadley,
                                  where Michael’s market once stood. This photograph was taken
                                  in 1889. The driver pictured is Thomas Smith, on Main Street.                                    A Quote                                     OF NOTE
                                      Editor’s note: The Town Reminder will be running this new
                                                                                                                                     .A tough conversation with your kids now will save you
                                  series, “Back in Time,” on a bi-weekly basis consisting of photo-
                                  graphs from South Hadley’s history. If you have old photos of the                                a whole lot of trouble down the road.”
                                  town to share, contact Editor Kristin Will at or                                                       Yvonne Pesce, in the article, “Safety Night survey
                                  call (413) 536-5333.                                                                                                                 shows drop in most bullying levels."
December 16, 2011                                                            TOWN●
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Local historian gives talk on JFK assassination                                                                                                         Where to find your
           BY MIKE LYDICK
                                                                                                                                                         Town Reminder
                                                                                                                                                        EVERY FRIDAY…
                                                                                                       TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTO BY MIKE LYDICK
     Turley Publications Correspondent                                                                 During a presenta-
                                                                                                       tion at the
   HOLYOKE - Who killed JFK? It’s                                                                      Agawam Public                                 SOUTH HADLEY
                                                                                                                                                   ➦ Brunelle’s Marina .......................................1 Alvord Street
a question that still intrigues many                                                                   Library on                                      McCrays..........................................................Alvord Street
people, including Peter Quirk, a                                                                       President John F.                          Main Library ........................................................Bardwell Street
Holyoke historian and academic lec-                                                                                                               Stop & Go Convenience ..................................4 Bardwell Street
                                                                                                       Kennedy’s assassi-                         Crack of Dawn ....................................................20 Bridge Street
turer who has spent the last seven                                                                     nation, local histo-                       Getty Station ......................................................19 Bridge Street
years talking about the assassination                                                                  rian Peter Quirk
                                                                                                                                                  Liquor Town ........................................................19 Bridge Street
                                                                                                                                                  Senior Living Center ............................................... Canal Street
at local colleges and universities as                                                                  describes how the                          Town Reminder ..............................................138 College Street
well as several area libraries.                                                                                                                   Brookside Building ..................................... 136 College Highway
                                                                                                       Warren                                     Council on Aging .................................................. Dayton Street
   The Agawam Center Library                                                                                                                      Family Cuts .......................................................... 189 East Street
                                                                                                       Commission con-
Association sponsored Quirk’s pres-                                                                                                               Taylor Rental ................................................... 577 Granby Road
                                                                                                       cluded that the                            Polish American Club ..................................... 525 Granby Road
entation, The Kennedy Assassination                                                                                                               Finishing Touch Salon ............................................ Granby Road
                                                                                                       same bullet — the
and the Warren Commission Report,                                                                                                                 O’Connell’s Convenience ............. 483 Granby Road/Route 202
at the Agawam Public Library on                                                                        so-called “magic                           Werenski Insurance ....................... 439 Granby Road/Route 202
                                                                                                       bullet” — exited                           Adelfia............................................ 506 Granby Road/Route 202
Nov. 21 – the day before the 48th                                                                                                                 Haydocy Gas Station ........................................... 72 Lamb Street
anniversary of Kennedy’s assassina-                                                                    Kennedy’s neck and                         Houle Family Restaurant & Deli ......................... 50 Lamb Street
                                                                                                       entered then Texas                         Berkshire Bank ..................................................... 74 Lamb Street
tion.                                                                                                                                             Gerry’s Music Store .............................................. 80 Lamb Street
   Quirk presented his overview of                                                                     Governor John                              Egg & I ................................................................. 26 Main Street
                                                                                                       Connally’s back.                           John’s Collision .................................................... 00 Main Street
the assassination, the commission’s                                                                                                               Pleasant Street Auto ............................................ 91 Main Street
work (including the “magic bullet”                                                                                                                South Hadley Electric .......................................... 85 Main Street
theory), film footage shot by onlook-     the motorcade became one of the             • A paraffin test to determine if                           South Hadley Town Hall ................................... 116 Main Street
                                                                                                                                                  Suds Your Dud Laundry ....................................... 14 Main Street
er Abraham Zapruder and the FBI           most famous – and perhaps one of the    Oswald had any gun powder was                                   Fuel Services, Inc. ................................................ 95 Main Street
investigation.                            most gruesome – pieces of evidence.     inconclusive. His right cheek –                                 Mt. Holyoke College Bookstore ............Mount Holyoke College
                                                                                                                                                  Skinner Hall...........................................Mount Holyoke College
   Quirk’s take is that the commis-       Yet, said Quirk, if Zapruder hadn’t     which should have had a powder                                  Allery’s Liquor Store ...................................... 314 Newton Street
sion — appointed by then President        insisted the FBI look at his film, it   burn from where he rested it while                              Bank North .................................................... 460 Newton Street
                                          might have been ignored.                firing the rifle – tested negative. His                         Big Y ............................................................... 510 Newton Street
Lyndon B. Johnson a week after the                                                                                                                General Cleaners ........................................... 501 Newton Street
assassination and headed up by then          “Zapruder meticulously followed      hands tested positive – but handling                            Manderin Gourmet ........................................ 481 Newton Street
                                          and tracked his film as it was devel-   books, as Oswald did, could have also                           O’Connell’s Convenience ............................. 467 Newton Street
Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl                                                                                                                  Seven-11 ........................................................ 426 Newton Street
Warren — made no real effort to           oped,” he said. “If Zapruder hadn’t     caused a positive result.                                       Subway ........................................................... 532 Newton Street
                                          been so thorough about the chain of         • There is strong evidence that                             White Wing ................................................... 586 Newton Street
investigate and follow evidence to                                                                                                                Loomis Village ........................................ 246 North Main Street
get at the truth.                         custody for processing his film, no     Oswald did not shoot a rifle that day.                          Big Y ............................................................................... Route 33
                                          one probably would’ve believed          Nor was he positively linked with the                           In Vogue Salon............................................................... Route 33
  Report fuels conspiracy theories                                                                                                                Route 33 Pizza ................................................................ Route 33
   The investigation was intended to      him.”                                   sixth-floor window of the Texas Book                            Gagne’s Package Store ................................................. Route 116
                                             His movie showed Kennedy’s fatal     Depository where the shots were                                 Village Commons Hall ....................................Village Commons
quell concerns about an assassination                                                                                                             Bank of America ..............................................Village Commons
plot. Instead, it has only fueled con-    head wound and the president mov-       fired. Only minutes after the shoot-                            Tailgate Picnic .................................................Village Commons
                                          ing backward when struck – perhaps      ing, a Dallas police officer found                              Thirsty Mind Café ...........................................Village Commons
spiracy theories — from gunmen on                                                                                                                 Post Office...................................................... Woodbridge Street
                                          from a shot fired from the front. It    Oswald calm and drinking a Coke in
the grassy knoll to the Mafia — ever
since the report was released in          also shows two shots hitting Kennedy    the second-floor lunchroom accessi-                               ➦
                                                                                                                                                          Center Pharmacy .............................................. Route 202
September 1964. More than 2,000           and then-Texas Gov. John                ble only by stairs at that time of day.                                Cindy’s Soft Serve .............................................. Route 202
                                          Connally,sitting in the limousine’s         • Secret Service agents cleaned                             Granby Library ............................................................. Route 202
books and numerous television pro-                                                                                                                Granby Town Hall ....................................................... Route 202
grams and movies — some true and          jump seat directly ahead of Kennedy,    the interior and exterior of the presi-                         Sapowsky Farm............................................................. Route 202
some untrue — have attempted to           reacting to being shot.                 dential limousine outside the Dallas                            Senior Center............................................................... Route 202
                                                                                                                                                  Union Mart .................................................................. Route 202
explain who killed Kennedy.                     The ‘magic bullet’ theory         hospital where the president was                                Vicker’s Liquors ............................................................ Route 202
   “The commission was created to            Quirk said the film forced the       rushed. The cleaning – and a renova-                            Getty Station ..................................West State Street/Route 202
                                                                                                                                                  Granby Package .........................60 West State Street/Route 202
convince the public that Lee Harvey       commission to revise its theory that    tion of the car three months later –                            Little Italy Pizza..........................56 West State Street/Route 202
Oswald acted alone. To prevent a          three shots were fired and that one     destroyed any evidence from the                                 Phins Hill ........................................West State Street/Route 202
                                                                                                                                                  Pizza Palace .....................................West State Street/Route 202
nuclear war, Johnson wanted to end        missed. Instead of investigating the    president’s wounds.                                             Polish Credit Union ..................49 West State Street/Route 202
speculation that the Soviet Union or      possibility of a fourth shot that           Quirk said books and other mate-                            Summit General Store ....................................New Ludlow Road
Cuba were involved in the assassina-      could’ve been fired from the grassy     rial he’s read about the assassination
tion,” said Quirk.                        knoll ahead of the motorcade, he said   led him to conclude that the evi-                                       McKinely House .............................................. Asinof Ave
                                          commission member and former            dence doesn’t support the commis-                                       Country Trading Post .................................... Burnett Road
   Even before the commission met,                                                                                                                Citgo ....................................................................... Burnett Road
Quirk said then Deputy U.S.               Pennsylvania Sen. Alan Specter cre-     sion’s report. He said it made its facts                        Chicopee Savings....................................................Center Street
                                          ated the “magic bullet” theory.         fit a pre-determined outcome.                                   C&T Pizza ...........................................................Chicopee Street
Attorney General Nicholas                                                                                                                         Birch Bark Place .................................................Chicopee Street
Katzenbach outlined what the com-            To explain that three shots were         “There are all kinds of problems                            Mike’s Variety .............................................................Dale Street
                                          fired from behind and above the         that stick out like a sore thumb.                               Store 24 .............................................................. Exchange Street
mission reported: Oswald was the                                                                                                                  Polish Credit Union .......................................... Exchange Street
assassin and would’ve been convicted      motorcade, Quirk said the commis-       Among other things, the commission                              Polish Credit Union .......................................... Exchange Street
                                          sion theorized that the same bullet,    ignored evidence, allowed the crime                             Chicopee Municipal Credit ...................................... Front Street
had there been a trial.                                                                                                                           Corner Store ............................................................. Front Street
   Quirk said numerous facts existed      the so-called “magic bullet,” exited    scene to be trashed, and ruled out                              Fruit Fair.................................................................... Front Street
that contradicted the report. He said     Kennedy’s neck and then entered         evidence because of pressure from                               White Eagle Package Store ........................................ Fuller Road
                                                                                                                                                  Cecile’s Boutique ............................................. 50 Grattan Street
the FBI, which conducted the com-         Connally’s back.                        LBJ and the FBI.”                                               Elks .......................................................................... Granby Road
mission’s investigation, did an “awful”      Among other evidence Quirk said          Despite his opinion that the inves-                         Aldenville Credit Union ...................................... Grattan Street
                                          was overlooked:                         tigation was botched and a foregone                             Lucky Strike .......................................................... Grattan Street
job of following the evidence.                                                                                                                    Sentry Cleaners .........................................................James Street
   “For example, it didn’t follow-up         • Failing to thoroughly investi-     conclusion from the start, Quirk didn’t                         Bernie’s Dining Depot...............................................James Street
                                          gate Oswald’s work as a possible CIA    offer a theory about who killed JFK. “I                         Walgreen’s ........................................................... Memorial Drive
on stories in the Dallas newspapers or                                                                                                            Route 33 Pizza ..................................................... Memorial Drive
contact local photo labs to check         operative whose earlier defection to    have no idea who did it,” he said.                              Big Y .................................................................... Memorial Drive
                                          the Soviet Union may have been a            “There are all kinds of choices for                         Montcalm Heights .............................................. Memorial Drive
what onlookers like Zapruder might                                                                                                                Neighbor’s Variety............................................... Memorial Drive
have captured on their cameras.”          cover for spying.                       who did it. Nothing I present requires                          Mailboxes Etc...................................................... Memorial Drive
   Amateur home movie becomes                • Oswald also didn’t act like a      vast expertise. Anybody’s guess is as                           Giovanni’s Pizza ................................................. Memorial Drive
                                                                                                                                                  Hess Gas Station ................................................. Memorial Drive
crucial evidence                          loner, living in a Dallas suburb with   good as mine, but I don’t believe the                           Kappy’s Liquors ................................................... Memorial Drive
   Zapruder’s home movie images of        his wife, mother and two daughters.     evidence proves Oswald did it.”                                 Louis & Clark Drugstore ..................................... Memorial Drive
                                                                                                                                                  South Hadley Mart ............................................. Memorial Drive
                                                                                                                                                  Winn Package Store ........................................... Memorial Drive
                                                                                                                                                  McKinstry Market ......................................... Montgomery Street
                                                                                                                                                  Vanguard Furniture ..................................450 New Ludlow Road

  Do Something
                                                                                                                                                  Collegian Court ..........................................................Park Street
                                                                                                                                                  Senior Center.................................................. Valley View Court

                                                                                                                                                    ➦   (Pat’s) Mega Foods ......................................... Cabot Street

  New in 2012                                                                                                                                           Holyoke Soldier’s Home ................................Cherry Street
                                                                                                                                                      Greg & Adams Package Store............................... Dwight St.
                                                                                                                                                  Sycamore House........................................................ Essex Street
                                                                                                                                                  Highland Hardware ........................................... Hampden Street
                                                                                                                                                  Chris’s Cut & Design ......................................... Hampden Street
                                                                                                                                                  Holyoke City Hall......................................................High Street
                                                                                                                                                  Holyoke Lock .............................................................High Street
                                                                                                                                                  High Street Barber Shop ...........................................High Street
                                                                                                                                                  Stop & Shop ......................................................... Lincoln Street
                                                                                                                                                  Dairy Mart ............................................................... Lyman Street
                                                                                                                                                  Gramps Restaurant ................................................. Lyman Street
                                                                                                                                                  Lyman Laundry ....................................................... Lyman Street
                                                                                                                                                  Holyoke Library .......................................................Maple Street
                                                                                                                                                  Pulaski Apts .............................................................Maple Street
                                                                                                                                                  Pulaski Apts .............................................................Maple Street
     Arts, Business, Career Development, Computers &                                                                                              3 B’S Convenience ......................................Northampton Street
     Technology, Food & Drink, Health & Fitness, Home                                                                                             Holyoke Liquor Mart ...................................Northampton Street
                                                                                                                                                  Stop & Shop ................................................Northampton Street
     & Garden, Money & Investment, Outdoors & Leisure,                                                                                            Holyoke YMCA ..........................................................Pine Street
                                                                                                                                                  Mel’s Restaurant....................................................Pleasant Street
     and more                                                                                                                                     Holyoke Towers ....................................................Pleasant Street
                                                                                                                                                  R&R Variety ..............................................Sargeant & Sycamore
     Adult Basic Education /GED                                                                                                                   D Mart Convenience ........................................... Westfield Road
                                                                                                                                                  Tan Factory .......................................................... Westfield Road
     Personal enrichment and professional development                                                                                             JP Restaurant .............................................. Whiting Farms Road
                                                                                                                                                  Strum’s Deli.......................................................... Westfield Road
     classes                                                                                                                                      JP’s Restaurant ............................................ Whiting Farms Road

                                                                                                                                                           Randall’s Farm...............................................Center Street
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                                                                                         Reminder                                                                                   December 16, 2011

                      JUST A REMINDER                               t o w n r e m i n d e r @ t u r l e y. c o m • 4 1 3 - 5 3 6 - 5 3 3 3

                ONGOING                            116, South Hadley. $35, $30 senior
                                                   (65+) or $10 for students with ID.
                                                                                                        by Springfield Symphony Youth
                                                                                                        Orchestra. No admission, but free will
                                                                                                                                                             Mass. Open to individuals and families
                                                                                                                                                             with children of all ages, Weds., Dec. 21,
   MARK YOUR CALENDAR.                             Tickets or information from Arcadia                  offering to support Springfield                      5:30-8:30 p.m. Registration is not
Styrofoam Collection Day, Feb. 4, 2012, 10         Players at 413-586-8742 or www.arcadi-               Symphony Youth Orchestra and City                    required. For more information, call
a.m.-3 p.m. South Hadley High School                                             Music Series.                                        413-584-3009 ext. 812 or arcadia@mas-
parking lot. Save any Styrofoam and plastic                                                                                                        
tableware. More info to come. Questions?               NUTCRACKER & SWEETS. Mass                                    TUESDAY, DEC. 20
Call Suzanne Cordes at 532-4750.                   Academy of Ballet returns to Wistariahurst                                                                      WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28
                                                   Museum. Advance reservations recom-
                                                   mended; seating is limited. Sat., Dec. 17 2             HOLIDAY CONCERT. Holyoke
    GRAND COLLEEN REGISTRA-                                                                                                                                      DOLLAR SCHOLAR – SOUTH
                                                   p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Reception of sweets to            Public Schools Instrumental Music
TION. Interested? Eligibility: Female,                                                                                                                       HADLEY - South Hadley Public Library
                                                   follow performance. Tickets $10/children 8           Program will hold it's Annual Holiday
single (never been married or never had                                                                                                                      Wed., Dec. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Learn how to
                                                   and under $1, 322-5660.                              Concert Tues., Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m., in
child), no less than 17 years old by March                                                                                                                   recession, inflation and depression proof
                                                                                                        The John Sears Auditorium at Holyoke
17, 2012 and a senior in high school; not                                                                                                                    each and every year for the rest of your
                                                      SANTA VISTS THE MERRY-GO-                         High School. Admission is by donation.
more than 22 years old by March 17, 2012, resi-                                                                                                              life. This program is free and open to the
                                                   ROUND. Santa will visit the Holyoke                  There will be raffles and baked goods for
dent of Holyoke or South Hadley, must claim                                                                                                                  public. The South Hadley Public Library
                                                   Merry-Go-Round Sat., Dec. 17 from                    a nominal fee. Students will be perform-
Irish ancestry, completion of resume. Entries                                                                                                                is located at 27 Bardwell Street; for more
                                                   12:30-3:30 p.m.                                      ing a variety of holiday music
must be mailed by Weds., Dec. 28. Five finalists                                                                                                             information call 538- 5045.
selected Jan. 7, 2012. Grand Ball Feb. 18, 2012.
Entries/Resumes may be found and submitted            HOLYOKE HIGH CHOIRS PER-                                   WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21                             YOUTH LACROSSE REGISTRA-
online at         FORM. Annual presentation at Our                                                                          TION BEGINS – SOUTH HADLEY.
For further information call Kathryn               Lady of the Cross Parish, Holyoke.                       A CHRISTMAS CRAFT -                              Boys and girls, grades 3-8. Registration
Dulchinos, 592-4945.                               Performance followed by a reception of               SOUTH HADLEY. The South Hadley                       begins Tues., Jan. 3 thru Monday, Jan.
                                                   Christmas cookies and punch in Church                Public Library is excited to present An              30. $70 for all age groups except girls 3-
                                                   Narthex. Saturday, Dec. 17, 3:30 p.m.                Old Fashioned Christmas: Christmas
         SATURDAY, DEC. 17                         throughout the 4 p.m. Eucharistic cele-              Tree Crafts for the Family. This program
                                                                                                                                                             4th grade which is $40. Sign up at
                                                                                                                                                             Recreation Dept. office, Mon.-Fri., 8:30
                                                   bration.                                             is open for any age. Groups or individu-             a.m.-4:30 p.m. or online at www.south-
   CHRISTMAS           SINGING –                                                                        als are welcome. It will be on
SOUTH HADLEY. Join Congregational                                                                                                                   Space is limited.
Church of South Hadley Falls, 11 North                      SUNDAY, DEC. 18                             Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Space
                                                                                                        is limited. Call 538-5045 to register.
Main St. Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. for a rousing                                                                This program is free and open to the
                                                                                                                                                                        FRIDAY, JAN. 6
good time singing our favorite holiday                NUTCRACKER & SWEETS.
                                                   Mass Academy of Ballet returns to                    public. The South Hadley Public Library
hits! This sing along will include clas-                                                                                                                        BIPOLAR SUPPORT GROUP:
                                                   Wistariahurst Museum. Advance reser-                 is located at 27 Bardwell Street; for more
sics, modern hits, and everything in                                                                                                                         Guided Challenges presents a support
                                                   vations recommended; seating is limited.             information call 538- 5045.
between. Refreshments served.                                                                                                                                group for people with bipolar or similar
                                                   Sunday, Dec. 18, 1 p.m. Reception of                                                                      disorders at Burger King on King St. in
                                                   sweets to follow performance. Tickets                   OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS
   ‘MESSIAH’ – SOUTH HADLEY.                                                                                                                                 Northampton, Friday nights 6:30 to 8:30
                                                   $10/children 8 and under $1, 322-5660.               DECORATIONS – SOUTH HADLEY.
Performance of George Frideric Handel’s                                                                                                                      p.m. Please RSVP Fran 413-586-5881 in
                                                                                                        The entire family is invited to the South
musical by Arcadia Players on Saturday,                                                                                                                      case of cancellation.
                                                     HANDEL’S MESSIAH. Sunday,                          Hadley Public Library, 27 Bardwell St.,
Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Abbey Memorial                                                                  Weds., Dec. 21, 6:30 p.m. String cran-
Chapel, Mount Holyoke College. Route               Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. at Christ Church                                                                           NEW YEAR PARTY: Join the
                                                   Cathedral, 35 Chestnut St., Springfield              berries and popcorn, make paper chains
                                                                                                                                                             Friends of the Granby Elderly as they
                                                                                                        and snowflakes. All ages welcome.
                                                                                                                                                             welcome the New Year with a party on
                                                                                                                                                             Jan. 6, 2012 from 6 to 11 p.m. The
                                                                                                           SPAGHETTI SUPPER – SOUTH
                                                                                                                                                             evening dinner and dance will be held at
                                                                                                        HADLEY. St. Patrick’s Social Center, 30
                                                                                                                                                             the Granby American Legion Post 266,
                                                                                                        Main St. Weds., Dec. 21, 4-6:30 p.m. K
                                                                                                                                                             74 Pleasant St. in Granby.
                                                                                                        of C #1721 will hold a spaghetti supper:
                                                                                                        special homemade meat sauce, garden
                                                                                                        salad, roll, dessert, coffee, tea, or soft                    SUNDAY, JAN. 29
                                                                                                        drink. $5/adults, $3/children under 12,
                                                                                                        free/children under 5. Take out available.              CHORAL GROUP TO HOLD
                                                                                                                                                             LIBRARY FUNDRAISER. Pioneer
                                                                                                            SOLSTICE CELEBRATION -                           Valley Cappella, an a cappella group of
                                                                                                        Celebrate the shortest day of the year               approximately 35 voices, will present a
                                                                                                        and welcome the lengthening days                     benefit concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal
                                                                                                        ahead at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in               Church in Holyoke on Sunday, January
                                                                                                        Easthampton. Gather at sundown for                   29, at 3 p.m. All proceeds from the pro-
                                                                                                        music and community unity. We ward                   gram will go toward the Capital
                                                                                                        off the cold with the warmth of the bon-             Campaign for the Holyoke Public Library
                                                                                                        fire, sip hot cider, and listen to music. Be         expansion and renovation. St. Paul’s is
                                                                                                        sure to dress warmly. This is a free event.          located at 485 Appleton St. Tickets ($10
                                                                                                        However, please bring a nonperishable                each) may be purchased at the Church
                                                                                                        food item for the Food Bank of Western               immediately prior to the Concert.

                                                                                                                                                             South Hadley Chorale
                                                                                                             Calendar policy                                 rehearsals resume Jan. 4
                                                                                                                 Our calendar section is                        SOUTH HADLEY - Singers are
                                                                                                            intended to promote "free"                       invited to join The South Hadley Chorale
                                                                                                            events or ones that directly                     for rehearsals of Vivaldi's Gloria, Vaughn
                                                                                                            a f f e c t a v o l u n t e e r- d r i v e n     Williams'         Dona Nobis Pacem,
                                                                                                            organization that benefits the                   Mendelssohn's Verleih uns Frieden, and
                                                                                                            c o m m u n i t y. P a i d e v e n t s t h a t   Kirke Mechem's Las Unidas Americas.
                                                                                                            are not deemed fund-raisers or                   Rehearsals will be held on Wednesday
                                                                                                            benefits do not qualify. Non-                    evenings from 7-9 p.m. at the First
                                                                                                            charitable events that charge                    Congregational Church, One Church
                                                                                                            the public for profit is not                     Street, South Hadley beginning Jan. 4,
                                                                                                            allowed as we consider that                      2012, and continuing Wednesday evenings
                                                                                                            paid advertising. The deadline                   until the concert on Sunday, March 25.
                                                                                                            to submit calendar items in                         This is the chorale's second season
                                                                                                            the mail, by fax, or emailed in                  under the direction of Jonathan Harvey.
                                                                                                            Wo r d d o c u m e n t f o r m a t i s           Mr. Harvey is a Lecturer at Elms
                                                                                                            Tuesday at noon or sooner. We                    College, Music Director of the
                                                                                                            usually print one week in                        Wilbraham Choral Society's Mixed
                                                                                                            advance of an event, and the                     Chorus, Music Director of the Florence
                                                                                                            listings should be brief, with                   Congregational Church, and Chorus
                                                                                                            only time, date, location, brief                 Director of the Pioneer Valley
                                                                                                            activity explanation, and con-                   Symphony Chorus.
                                                                                                            tact info. All future listings                      The South Hadley Chorale is made up
    Ludlow            So. Hadley     Wilbraham               Bondsville        W. Springfield               appear weekly online. Send all                   of over 70 singers from 17 communities.
  341 West St.      483 Granby Rd. 1993 Boston Rd.          3086 Main St.          2044                     events to or                    Although there have been fall rehearsals,
   589-7852            532-5979       543-5758                283-8086         Riverdale Rd.                138 College St. – Suite B,                       there is still time for interested singers to
                                                                                                            South Hadley, MA 01075.                          join this fine chorus. For further infor-
 227 Center St.     467 Newton St.                                               788-5421
                                                                                                                                                             mation, please visit www.southhadley-
   589-0434            536-1340      Call Ahead               Call Ahead                                                                            or call 533-3833.
December 16, 2011                                                                     TOWN●
                                                                                          Reminder                                                                                                                            9

HEATING                   • Continued from Page 1
                                                                                                                            Town hosts styrofoam
tion is working with a continuing resolu-      than 600 South Hadley families applied
tion when it comes to heating homes this
winter. Essentially this means organiza-
tions, such as Community Action which
                                               for assistance. “It’s a good program,” said
                                               Wright, “especially with the cost of fuel.
                                               I would encourage people to apply.” A
                                                                                                                               recycling day
help Hampshire and Franklin counties           gallon of oil cost an average of $2.97 last                           SOUTH HADLEY - Save the                                 Starbucks and most McDonalds
heat low-income homes, must use the            year, according to Community Action.                               date. On Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10                         because they have cardboard infused
lowest proposed budget number to divvy         This year, an average gallon costs $3.46.                          a.m. to 3 p.m. at the South Hadley                         on them.)
up federal funds to those in need until a          In FY 2010-11, Community Action                                High School parking lot, the town of                          • Trays
budget is passed. “Everything is working       considered 562 South Hadley applicant                              South Hadley will be collecting sty-                          • Plastic utensils (Must be kept
on speculative money,” said Wingate.           households as eligible. Of the 562 eligi-                          rofoam and plastic utensils. Keep                          separate from any of the above
    The Massachusetts Fuel Assistance          ble households, 263 had at least one                               this in mind during the holidays and                       Styrofoam pieces)
Program has been forced to work with an        elder, age 60 and above, and 73 had at                             save your styrofoam electronic and                            • White insulation sheets
$81,749 million budget in FY 2011-12. Of       least one child under the age of six years                         gift packing, styrofoam dishes and                            • Styrofoam egg cartons (such as
those funds, Hampshire and Franklin            old. South Hadley residents received in                            cups and plastic utensils to bring to                      Eggland’s Best)
counties will see approximately $3 million,    total $396,834 in benefits that year.                              this worthwhile event. The styro-                             Items not to bring:
said Wingate. Last year, these two counties        Wright emphasizes this program is not                          foam collected by the company                                 • Bubble wrap
alone had a $7 million budget, while the       solely for seniors. “I see young families,                         ReFoamIt, will be repurposed into                             • Soft foam such as pipe insulation
state had a $183,854 million budget.           too,” she said. “If they feel they qualify,                        picture frames, car bumpers and plas-                         • Biodegradable produce and meat
    “We’re certainly hoping [for] the          call me and ask to book an appointment.”                           tic brackets.                                              trays
house or senate number, around $3.4                A handful of paperwork must be                                    Items to bring bring:                                      • For example GenPak without the
billion,” said Wingate. Although, “even        brought to the first time appointment,                                • Packing blocks                                        recycling symbol
that would be a pretty big reduction           including the applicant’s social security                             • Packing peanuts (must snap and                           • Biodegradable packing peanuts
from last year.”                               number, a picture ID, proof of address, a                          must not disintegrate when placed in                          • Corn based products
    The Fuel Assistance Program assists        heating bill, an electric bill, and proof of                       water)                                                        • Soft foam pads
families in need by paying a portion –         income from the four weeks before the                                 • Produce and meat trays with the                          • Blue or Pink insulation sheets
not all – of their heating bills from Nov.     appointment. Homeowners must bring a                               recycle symbol in the triangle                             unless in full size sheets
1 to April 30. Those who are eligible          mortgage statement, real estate tax bill                           (biodegradable trays do not have a
include residents living on fixed              and a homeowner’s insurance bill.                                  recycle symbol)                                               Please remove all tape, labels and
incomes, low incomes, renters and              Renters must bring a copy of their lease                              • Take out containers (please                           food particles from the styrafoam.
homeowners who pay for their own heat          if there is one and a subsidy verification.                        rinse)                                                     Rinse plastic ware and package sepa-
or have heat included in their rent.           All other household members must                                      • Hot cups such as Dunkin Donuts                        rately. If you have any questions please
    Household size determines the amount       bring their social security numbers, dates                         and Honey Do (We can not take                              call Suzanne Cordes at 532-4750.
an eligible family would receive, coupled      of birth and all income from four weeks
with the income of family members 18           before the appointment.
years old and above, before taxes are              Applicants may apply at the South
removed, including funds from child sup-       Hadley Council on Aging, located at 45
port payments, pensions, government            Dayton St., South Hadley, or at one of
assistance, unemployment benefits, social      Community Action’s four interview
security and interest on savings. An eligi-    locations. The process takes between six
ble household’s total income must be less      and eight weeks. The applicant is noti-
than or equal to 60 percent of the estimat-    fied if he or she is eligible.
ed state median income for that household          Wright said a typical award is $625
size. For example, in FY 2012 a single         here in South Hadley. So far, she has
homeowner can make $31,218 or less in
order to receive assistance. A household of
                                               seen awards between $250 and $625.
                                               Applicants with the lowest income are
                                                                                                                         Friends & Family Weekend
two can make $40,824 or less.                  slated to receive $625. Those with a                                      Sat. & Sun., Dec. 17 & 18, 10am to 4pm
    Once a household is approved for           middle income will likely receive
funds, Community Action notifies the           between $460 and $595. Those with the
heating vendor with whom the home-
owner patronizes of the amount award-
                                               highest income may receive $405.
                                               According to Community Action, the
                                                                                                                         Holiday Gifts Available
ed. That vendor then bills Community           maximum benefit to be awarded this
Action directly for usage between the          year is $675. Last year, it was $1,090.                                                     * Blankets * Hats * Scarves
allotted dates of Nov. 1 through April             Should the final federal budget pass                                                * Gloves * Beautiful Teddy Bears
30. Homeowners do not need to send in          with a higher amount than the proposed                                                    * Alpaca Felted Toys and More!
bills. First-time recipients must apply in     $1.7 billion, a second round of funds
person at Community Action’s inter-            may be awarded. Wright said this                                                       Wears Like Wool – Hypo Allergenics
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Greenfield, Ware and Orange or at his          things are going so far, it’s not likely this
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not apply in person every year.
    One month into the heating season,
                                               ing (413) 538-5042 or emailing
                                                                                                                                                               112 Burnett Street, Granby
62 South Hadley residents have applied             Community Action can be reached                                                                             Burnett Street runs off Route 116 at the Granby/
at the South Hadley Council on Aging           at its Hampshire County office at 1-800-                                                                          South Hadley line. We are 1/2 mile down on
as new recipients “with more to come,          370-0940 and at its Franklin County                                                                                         the right and up the hill.
definitely,” said Angie Wright, South
Hadley Council on Aging social service
                                               office at (413) 774-2310. Their website
                                               can be found at www.communityac-
                                                                                                                                                            for hours   413-530-0915
coordinator. Community Action has    
taken 485 new applicants from South                For more information about Fuel
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TELLABRATION                                 • Continued from Page 5
                                                                                                                Allen Bonde releases
the library in New York’s "Occupy Wall            Grandmother Adèle who helped to
Street." Her storytelling was a testimony
of her deep respect for the value of reading
and therefore her participation in a student
                                                  organize a kind of “underground” escape
                                                  route from Nazi Germany to France and
                                                  beyond. The audience was hushed and
                                                                                                                ‘Sound Spectrum’
"Read In" held on the college lawn the day        awed at the bravery of Grandmother
                                                                                                                    SOUTH HADLEY – Distinguished
of the Tellabration.                              Adèle’s work.
                                                                                                                composer, pianist and South Hadley
    Ellen Allard is a musician and story-            Gail N. Herman, the organizer of the
                                                                                                                native Allen Bonde, Professor Emeritus
teller who taught the audience the verse          Tellabration, told a West African
                                                                                                                of Music at Mount Holyoke College, has
to one of her original songs and told an          Ashanti Anansi story called “The Magic
                                                                                                                released his latest work “Sound
old Jewish folktale that had meaning to           Pot.” Herman used a method she calls
                                                                                                                Spectrum.” The CD features works for
her because of events in her own life.            “Organic Storytelling” inspired by West
                                                                                                                piano, soprano and orchestra by Bonde
    Gail N. Herman of South Hadley told           African storytellers of old. She also used
                                                                                                                who draws from his personal experiences
about her "First Thanksgiving Out" when           world percussion folk instruments, mime,
                                                                                                                and feelings to craft beautiful pieces with a
she was only 2 and-a-half years old.              audience participation, song and chant.
                                                                                                                wide range of styles. Works include
Herman not only used mime within the
                                                                                                                Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra, a cohe-
story but instructed the audience to create
sound effects for certain actions and events              Dollar Scholar help                                   sive work cast in traditional harmony;
                                                                                                                Three Elizabethan Songs and Three
with world percussion and novelty instru-                 make wise decisions                                   Elizabethan Songs Revisited, a set of works
ments. At the end of the story it was clear                                                                                                                                                                                                        TURLEY PUBLICATIONS SUBMITTED PHOTO
                                                                                                                blending simplicity and sophistication;
why it was several years later before her par-        SOUTH HADLEY - The South                                  Symphony No. 1, a kaleidoscopic orches-                                                       Philharmonic brass principals. Recently,
ents ever went out for dinner again! One of       Hadley Public Library is excited to pres-                     tral piece with astounding instrumental                                                       Punsternation, featuring Phillip Smith,
the South Hadley audience members, Fred           ent the Dollar Scholar on Wednesday,                          color; Rose Window, a musical representa-                                                     principal Trumpet of the New York
Wood also contributed several short story         Dec. 28 at 6:30 p.m.                                          tion of the breathtaking Rose Window at                                                       Philharmonic, received its premiere at
jokes during the event.On Nov. 20, South              As one year ends another begins.                          Mount Holyoke Chapel; Songus 1, a 12-                                                         Symphony Space. Ballad in Blue, recorded
Hadley had a third “Tellabration” at                  Learn how to recession, inflation and                     tone-based and freely composed piece in                                                       by Joseph Alessi, Principal Trombone of
Shattuck Hall on Church Street.                   depression proof each and every year for                      variation form; Four Shakespeare Songs, a                                                     the New York Philharmonic, was released
    Anna Sobel told a classic tale called         the rest of your life. What you learned and                   fresh take on the Bard’s work stylistically                                                   on CD by the International Trombone
“The Lost Princess.” Hannah Wilkins and           figured out over the past year enables the                    reflective of the 1920s; You Were The                                                         Association on Summit Records.
Elizabeth Moore, both Mount Holyoke               rest of your life to continually improve                      One, based on the sensitive poetry of                                                            As pianist Bonde has performed in
College students told an mystical original        with greater security.                                        Mary Jo Salter; and Encore Blues, a one-                                                      many venues, including Carnegie
story “The Dolphin Who Listened to                    This program is free and open to the                      take improvised celebration of the record-                                                    Recital Hall, National Gallery of Art,
Stars” and a humorous Appalachian Jack            public. The South Hadley Public                               ing sessions. Often performing the works                                                      Pan American Union, Philadelphia
tale about “Jack’s First Job.”                    Library is located at 27 Bardwell Street;                     himself as pianist, and in collaboration                                                      Museum of Art, Harvard Musical
    Joyce Galinski told a family story that       for more information call 538- 5045.                          with the “Bonde Family,” including his                                                        Association, and Severance Chamber
revealed a saga about her husband’s                   Baby sitting training classes                             daughter, soprano Mara Bonde, and                                                             Hall. His performances have been
                                                                                                                pianist wife Maria, Bonde’s oeuvres pro-                                                      described as “brilliant” (Washington
                                                                                                                vide warmth, intimacy and compositional                                                       Post)) and “solid” (New York times). A
                                                                                                                diversity with each piece.                                                                    profile of his life can be found in a
                                                                                                                    A prolific composer, Bonde’s works                                                        Readers Digest article titled “A Song of
                                                                                                                demonstrate great diversity, and have been                                                    Home,’ from the September 1991 issue.
                                                                                                                performed throughout the world by such                                                           The new CD, “Sound Spectrum” is
                                                                                                                notables as the Baltimore Symphony                                                            available at Odyssey Bookshop,
                                                                                                                Orchestra and the New York                                                                    Amazon, iTunes, and other venues.

                  For $55.00, you get $25 towards dinner,
                                                                                                                Congregational Church
                      2 admissions, 1 large popcorn,
                           and 2 medium sodas!                                                                  celebrates the season
                        Or Create Your Own Package:                                                                SOUTH HADLEY - There’s good                                                                South Hadley and Granby will sponsor a
                                                                                                                news of great joy for all people! Come                                                        second opportunity for worship with a
                 Johnny’s & Tower Theater Gift Certificates available                                           celebrate the reason for the season at                                                        candlelight service and communion as
                     in any combination, sold at each location!                                                 the Congregational Church of South                                                            well. These services will help bring a
                                                                                                                Hadley Falls, 11 North Main St. At                                                            deeper meaning to your Christmas cele-
                                                                                                                5:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24,                                                          bration and children are most welcome!
                                                                                                                there will be a worship service sponsored                                                        On Christmas morning, Sunday, Dec.
                                                                                                                by the Congregational Church, with                                                            25, the two congregations will combine
                   (413) 534-8222                    (413) 533-FILM                                             communion served. At 7 p.m. the                                                               for a special joint worship at 10:00 a.m.
                                                                                                                United Methodist Church of Holyoke,                                                           Joyful singing will fill the worship space.
             The Village Commons • College St., South Hadley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Congregational
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Church has been gra-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ciously hosting the
      Business Banking has arrived at the Polish National Credit Union!                                                                                                                                                                    United Methodist con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           gregation since the fail-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ure of a roof truss in their
       The Polish National Credit Union                                                                                                                                                                                                    own building on Sept. 4.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Although the sanctuary
       Welcomes Our New Business Banking Members!                                                                                                                                                                                          is closed, the portion of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the building housing the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Neighbors         helping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Neighbors food pantry

                                                                                                       Red Fire Farm                                                                                                                       remains open and con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           tinues to serve families.
                                                                                                   Organic Produce, Plants & Flowers                                                                                                          The two neighboring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           churches join to wish
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     Robert                                                                                                               Songs of the season
   Leclair to                                                                                                  Broadway performers and South
                                                                                                            Hadley residents Jean McClelland,
  wed Shannon                                                                                               vocalist, and her husband Bill,
                                                                                                            pianist, will ring in the new year at
    Kennedy                                                                                                 First Night Northampton with a pro-
                                                                                                            gram of songs from the Great
     GRANBY – Robert                                                                                        American Songbook featuring such
  Leclair and Shannon                                                                                       timeless popular and theater com-
  Kennedy, both of                                                                                          posers as George Gershwin, Cole
  Granby, would like to                                                                                     Porter, Irving Berlin, Stephen
  announce their engage-                                                                                    Sondheim, Jerome Kern and Richard
  ment. The couple will                                                                                     Rodgers. The concert will take place
  be married on Oct. 13,                                                                                    in Lyman Hall at First Churches in
  2012 at Tekoa Country                                                                                     Northampton at 4:45 p.m. on New
  Club in Westfield.                                                                                        Year’s eve.
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     A congressional class
                                                                       SOUTH HADLEY – Eighth-grade students
                                                                    from Michael E. Smith Middle School took their
                                                                    annual field trip to Washington D.C. recently,
                                                                    where they immersed themselves in our nation’s

                                                                                                                                           Students visited the new Martin Luther King
                                                                                                                                                         Junior memorial.

      On their first day, students toured Historical Philadelphia       Michael E. Smith Students pose in front of the National
     including the National Constitution Museum, Independence          Constitution Center during a field trip to Washington D.C.
                       Hall and the Liberty Bell.

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                                                                                                                                        A student reflects.

     Students visited the Smithsonian Latin Culture Museum where the completed a work-
                            shop on issues facing multiple cultures.

                                                                       Aquan Myers,
                                                                       Bridget Broyles,
                                                                       Jackie Doyle and
                                                                       Jessica Bridges
                                                                       are addressed by
                                                                       a member of the
                                                                       Old Guard at
                                                                       Arlington National
                                                                       Cemetery before
                                                                       representing their
                                                                       classmates in the
                                                                       Wreath Laying
                                                                       Ceremony at the
                                                                       Tomb of the
                                                                                                                             Students toured history museums.

                  Students find South Hadley Veterans on the Vietnam Wall
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                           GRANBY  t o w n r e m i n d e r @ t u r l e y. c o m • 4 1 3 - 5 3 6 - 5 3 3 3
                                                                                                                                                            Granby clerk no long
                                                                                                                                                            issuing hunting licenses
                                                                                                                                                               GRANBY - In regards to hunting and fishing
                                                                                                                                                            licenses, as of 2012 the Granby Town Clerk office will

                 Prepping for the season
                                                                                                                                                            no longer be issuing these licenses. Those wishing to
                                                                                                                                                            obtain the license may go online to the MassWildlife
                                                                                                                                                            website at or click on the
                                                                                                            TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTO SUBMITTED             vendor location site and that will inform you on who is
                                                                                                                                                            participating in this program in our area.
                                                                                                            Advanced Band students at                          Any questions or concerns can be directed to Kathy
                                                                                                            Granby’s East Meadow                            Kelly-Regan at the Granby Town Clerks office 467-7178.
                                                                                                            Elementary School rehearse
                                                                                                            for their upcoming concert.
                                                                                                            This rehearsal was during the
                                                                                                            school’s Pajama Day on the
                                                                                                            last day of school before
                                                                                                            Thanksgiving Break. The stu-
                                                                                                            dents enjoyed rehearsing in
                                                                                                            their casual dress for their
                                                                                                            Winter Concert scheduled for
                                                                                                            Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 6:30
                                                                                                            p.m. in the school’s cafeteria.
                                                                                                            The performance will include
                                                                                                            the school’s Advanced Band
                                                                                                            and the combined East
                                                                                                            Meadow and Granby Junior
                                                                                                            Senior High School Choruses
                                                                                                                                                                 Send a child
                                                                                                            under the direction of Mr.
                                                                                                            Greg A. Williams.
                                                                                                                                                              something special
                                                                                                                                                               this Christmas –
                                                                                                                                                                a personalized
Holiday gift baskets at Granby Library                                                                                                                        letter from Santa!
    GRANBY – Holiday gift baskets of all sorts are                     ranges from $5 and up.
available for sale at the Granby Public Library through                   Also available for sale are hand-knit goods made by
Dec. 22. Money raised through the sales is to support the              the Library’s In-Stitches Knitting Group and hand-made                                  Brought to you by Turley Publications,
Friends of the Granby Library, a group that supports the               cloth caddies of various sizes that are great for holding                                   this memory of a lifetime is a
library and provides funds for programs and much-needed                cell phones, sunglasses and even for wrapping gift cards.
equipment and supplies. Because many products in the                   Mitt-sicles kits, which include a pair of hand-knit mit-                                  special opportunity to personalize
baskets are donated, the baskets are great for bargain                 tens and Jell-O that is used to dye them lovely colors, are                                                        a child’s
hunters, with prices kept at a very affordable level that              also available and make a great craft present for children.                                                       Christmas

     Singing on                                                                                                                                                                                                  They’ll also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 receive an
     the lights                                                                                                                                                                                                 autographed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 photo along
  Youth from the Granby Music program at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    with a
  the East Meadow and Granby Junior                                                                                                                                                                               Christmas
  Senior High School lead the assembled                                                                                                                                                                         Coloring Book.
  community member in song during the
  town's annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on
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                                                                                                 Tigers roll past Hawks
                                                                                                 in season opener
                                                                                                 Guard play, defensive intensity
                                                                                                 expected to carry South Hadley
                                                                                                                             BY DAVID GRANT
                                                                                                                  Turley Publications Sports Correspondent

                                                                                                    SOUTH HADLEY – The South Hadley boys
                                                                                                 basketball team opened its season with quite a
                                                                                                 roar on Tuesday night.
                                                                                                    Behind strong guard play, an intense pressure
                                                                                                 defense and an incredible showing by the 6th
                                                                                                 man, the Tigers rolled past Division 3 Dean Tech
                                                                                                 66-41 in the independent contest played on
                                                                                                 Thomas B. Landers Court.
                                                                                                    “It’s very early, it’s only game one but I saw a
                                                                                                 lot of good team and individual things,” Tigers
                                                                                                 head coach Jeff Guiel said. “I thought if we
                                                                                                 played up tempo a bit we would get some easier
                                                                                                 looks. I’m pleased with our energy and execution
                                                                                                 of the game plan. We had to not match their
                                                                                                 energy, we had to exceed it.”
                                                                                                    Dean Tech, a strong team from Holyoke, is
                                                                                                 under new guidance this year as Jacque Rivera
                                                                                                 took over as the Hawks new coach.
                                                                                                    “Dean is a perennial Division 3 Tournament
                                                                                                 team,” Guiel said. “Their program wins year after
                                                                                                 year. They win leagues. I knew he would have
                                                TURLEY PUBLICATIONS STAFF PHOTO BY DAVE FORBES   them fired up. I would give a lot of credit to
South Hadley’s Trevor McKenna (22) drives down the lane for a shot at the                                                                                        South Hadley’s Evan Marcus (4) watches his shot sail
basket.                                                                                                                       Please see TIGERS, page 16         toward the basket.

Lady Tigers topple Hampshire                                                                                                      Holyoke Catholic boys named
              BY DAVE FORBES
      Turley Publications Sports Staff Writer                                                                                       to All-State soccer team
    SOUTH HADLEY - The South                                                                                                        CHICOPEE - Holyoke Catholic
Hadley girls varsity basketball team                                                                                            teammates Brett Valcourt and Trevor
kicked off their 2011-2012 campaign                                                                                             Lewicki, were recognized at the 14th
with a split of their contests against                                                                                          Annual Western Mass. Soccer
Mahar and Hampshire last week.                                                                                                  Coaches Association Banquet held on
    In the 53-40 win over Hampshire,                                                                                            Nov. 20 at Elmcrest Country Club.
the Lady Tigers (1-1) jumped out to an                                                                                          They were selected for the 2011 All-
early lead and never looked back.                                                                                               State Soccer Team by vote of the
    Kara Callahan and Megan Lynes pro-                                                                                          coaches in their division. Justin
vided half the offense for the Lady                                                                                             Campbell, coach of Hopkins Academy,
Tigers with 15 and 12 points respective-                                                                                        presented them with their awards.
ly.                                                                                                                                 Brett, a senior goalkeeper, had an
    Tess Gauthier helped out with seven                                                                                         outstanding year with 94 saves and
points, while Delaney Duprat, Meghan                                                                                            eight shutouts. He is a four year var-
Ginley and Melissa Rosskothen each                                                                                              sity starter; the last three years at
had four.                                                                                                                       Catholic. For the last two years,                             TURLEY PUBLICATIONS SUBMITTED PHOTO
    In the loss to Mahar, Lynes finished                                                                                        Brett has been team captain and has       Holyoke Catholic boys varsity soccer
with a team-high 10 points. Callahan                                                                                            been selected for All League and All      players Brett Valcourt (left) and Trevor
followed with seven, while Rosskothen                                                                                           Western Mass. Coupled with his ath-       Lewicki (right) were both recently named
had four.                                                                                                                       letic achievements, he is a first hon-    to the All-State soccer team.
            INDOOR TRACK                                                                                                        ors student, Vice President of Student
   The South Hadley boys and girls                                                                                              Council and attended Boys’ State.         first team All Western Mass. selec-
indoor track teams opened their cam-                           TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTO BY DAVID HENRY SWEETDOGPHOTOS.COM          Trevor, a junior, moved from          tion in track and was D2 high jump
paign with wins over Pioneer Valley and          South Hadley’s Kelly Pouliot (11) goes in for                                  defense to striker and recorded 18        champion and a bronze medalist at
Athol last week.                                 a layup.                                                                       goals and three assists. He is a three-   the Baystate Games. He is a high
   The boys topped Pioneer, 65-30, and                                                                                          year varsity starter and was also         honors student as well.
Athol, 57-38, while the girls downed                  No further information was available.                                     named to the All League and All               The duo helped lead the Gaels to a
Pioneer, 62-28, and Athol, 73-18.                                          SWIMMING                                             Western Mass teams. This year, he         successful season ending with a record
   No individual results were available.            The South Hadley boys and girls var-                                        was voted Most Valuable Player for        of 11-6-2 including a berth in the post-
                WRESTLING                        sity swim teams lost their opening                                             Division 3 by the Pioneer Valley          season tournament. Currently, the
  The South Hadley wrestling team                matches of the season to Holyoke                                               Officials Association. Trevor also is a   boys are playing for a premier team,
opened its season with a 51-15 loss at                                                                                                                                    Legend AC, coached by Bill Maggi.
West Springfield.                                            Please see ROUNDUP, page 16
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                                                                  t o w n r e m i n d e r @ t u r l e y. c o m • 4 1 3 - 5 3 6 - 5 3 3 3

South Hadley hockey opens sea-                                                                                                                                              Sports Calendar
                                                                                                                                                                                  South Hadley co-ed
son with win over Turners Falls                                                                                                                                                   volleyball program
                                                                                                                                                                                SOUTH HADLEY - The South
                                                                                                                                                                            Hadley Recreation Department is
Tigers visit Belchertown                        off before an early season showdown at
                                                Belchertown on Friday evening at the
                                                                                                          every game.”
                                                                                                              Hoagland came up big again with
                                                                                                                                                                            offering co-ed volleyball through
                                                                                                                                                                            March 15.
on Friday                                       Olympia.
                                                   “Last year we won the state champi-
                                                                                                          5:00 left in the period, but a late defen-
                                                                                                          sive mishap helped the Indians breathe
                                                                                                                                                                                This fun activity is open to both
                                                                                                                                                                            men and women ages 15 years and
                                                onship so we have a huge target on our                    some momentum heading into the third.                             up.
              BY DAVID GRANT                    backs this year,” Menard said. “We                        Cam Porter fired a wrist shot through a
     Turley Publications Sports Correspondent                                                                                                                                   Games will be set up with the
                                                couldn’t wait to get back on the ice. We                  screen and up over the shoulder of                                goal of offering as best as possible a
                                                need to get some conditioning, though.                    Hoagland with 1:18 left to trim the                               friendly, social and semi-competitive
    GREENFIELD – Chris Menard had               We lost a bunch of guys last year, but we                 deficit to 2-1 after two periods.
been frustrated most of the night.                                                                                                                                          recreational environment.
                                                have good players to step in this year.”                      South Hadley poked and prodded in                                 Drop in at the Michael E. Smith
    The senior winger for South Hadley             South Hadley dominated the early                       the third, but could not manage to break
saw many brilliant chances swept aside                                                                                                                                      Middle School on Tuesdays or
                                                going and it appeared the Tigers would                    Powers. And when the Indians earned a                             Thursdays from 8 to 10 p.m. and join
by Turners Falls goalie Jack Powers.            run away from the Indians. But Indians                    power play, many wondered if a tie was
    But Menard wasn’t going to let a                                                                                                                                        our fun group of people.
                                                goalie Jack Powers was incredible in net,                 acceptable.                                                           The cost to play is $30 for entire win-
huge chance slip away. With South               making 48 saves to help his team stay in                      But Menard interrupted that with a
Hadley clinging to a 2-1 lead midway                                                                                                                                        ter season and can be paid at the site.
                                                the game.                                                 terrific play. He got in the way of a pass                            A calendar will be available as
through the third period, Menard inter-            The Tigers struck first when                           and went coast to coast, beating Powers
cepted a pass with his body, skated the                                                                                                                                     there will be some days off during
                                                Nawrocki redirected a shot by Brian Bak                   on the backhanded shot.                                           the winter, off days include Dec. 27
distance on a breakaway and beat                with 6:04 left in the first period.                           “Our coaches told us to keep shooting
Powers.                                                                                                                                                                     and Dec. 29 and Feb. 21 and Feb. 23.
                                                   Keegan Downie had a great chance                       and eventually we started picking up the                          If the school is closed due to weath-
    Menard’s goal was a shorthanded one         for Turners but Deavan Hoagland was                       rebounds and finishing,” Menard said.
as the Indians had a power play and a                                                                                                                                       er, volleyball is canceled on that day.
                                                up to the task as the Tigers led 1-0 after                    Ben Kravetz scored a little over one
chance to tie the contest with 7:50 left        the first period. Turners held on for most                minute later by picking up a loose puck                             Over-30 men’s basketball at
in the game.                                    of the second period and created some                     and firing from a weird angle along the                                   South Hadley
    “That goal shut them down mental-           chances on odd rushes.                                    left boards. The puck went through a
ly,” Menard said. “They were running                                                                                                                                           SOUTH HADLEY - The South
                                                   But the Tigers doubled their lead                      screen.                                                           Hadley Recreation Department is
two lines so that made it hard for them         with 10:39 left on their own break out.                       Courtney McCrodden also added a
to come back.”                                                                                                                                                              holding a pickup over-30 men's bas-
                                                Casey Baker and Doug Sattler skated in                    goal with 4:00 left as South Hadley even-                         ketball games at South Hadley High
    The Tigers killed the ensuing power         on a 2-on-1. Baker took the shot and                      tually wore down the Indians.
play and scored twice more to earn a                                                                                                                                        School.
                                                Powers made the save but Sattler was                          Kyle Martins, Tom Dowd and Jeff                                  Play is held from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
hard fought 5-1 win over Turners Falls          right there to poke in the rebound.                       Beauregard earned assists. Hoagland
in the opener last Saturday at Collins-                                                                                                                                     weekly into March.
                                                   Sattler said despite the goal, the                     needed 16 saves to earn his first win of                             The cost is $30 for residents and
Moylan Arena in Greenfield.                     Tigers need to work on scoring off                        the 2011 season.
    “It feels good. It’s different from last                                                                                                                                $35 for non-residents.
                                                chances.                                                      “I thought we did real well,” Menard                             Pickup games are organized each
year but we worked well and passed the             “I think our biggest problem was not                   said. “We have a lot of things to work on.
puck well today,” senior Spencer                                                                                                                                            week and are separated into two
                                                finishing,” Sattler said. “But for the first              I like working with Doug again this year.”                        courts; both at a different pace of play.
Nawrocki said. “Everyone played a role          game of the season, I thought we did                          Sattler agrees.
and we were able to finish in the third                                                                                                                                        If you are interested in playing,
                                                very well. We can now see what we                             “I think if we skate hard all year we                         just show up.
and get the win.”                               have to work on and try to get better                     will be pretty good,” he said.
    South Hadley (1-0) will get a week
                                                                                                                                                                                 South Hadley women’s
                                                                                                                                                                                 basketball pickup games
                                                                                                          Lady Gaels push                                                      SOUTH HADLEY - Open gym
  MacDuffie boys varsity soccer wins                                                                      past Gateway                                                      pickup basketball will held on
                                                                                                                                                                            Saturday mornings at the Michael E.
 WNEPSSA Class D Cup championship                                                                             CHICOPEE - The Holyoke                                        Smith Middle School from 8 to 9:30
                                                                                                                                                                            a.m. on Saturdays.
                                                                                                          Catholic girls varsity basketball team
                                                                                                          got their season off on the right foot                               Participants must be age 18 and
                                                                                                          with a 46-30 win over Gateway.                                    up (and out of high school).
                                                                                                              The Gaels took the lead from the                                 The cost to play is $20 for resi-
                                                                                                          outset and led by a 13-6 score after the                          dents and $25 for non-residents.
                                                                                                          first quarter. Another strong quarter                                The season runs into February.
                                                                                                          had them up by 11 at the half and they                               There will be no meets on Dec.
                                                                                                          never looked back. Freshman guard                                 24 and Dec. 31 due to the holidays
                                                                                                          Kyra Robins led the charge and scored                             and the times may change slightly in
                                                                                                          24 on the night, while Kieran Ramsey                              January and February.
                                                                                                          scored 12 on four treys.

                                                                                                           KEEP UP WITH THE LOCAL FACES
                                                                                                              IN HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS.
                                                                    TURLEY PUBLICATIONS SUBMITTED PHOTO
  MacDuffie members of WNEPSSA 2011 Select Team: Vitor Campos (2012) of Sao Jose,
  Brazil; coach Meirion George holding Class D Championship Cup; and Jeff Marvel
  (2013), of Feeding Hills, and recipient of 2011 MVP award.

      GRANBY - The MacDuffie boys               North on an All Star Team and also
  varsity soccer team, WNEPSSA D                to be part of a 33-man squad for the
  Cup champions, are to be commend-             Class C/D All Select Team.
  ed for their exceptional achievement             Jeff Marvel, a three-year veteran
  this season, not just for their regular       on the team, earned the MVP award
  season record of 8-3-2, but also for          for the 2011 season.
  being selected as the third-ranked               “Over his three years on the team
  team in the Class D Division in New           Jeff has continued to develop his
  England.                                      game to a high level,” notes coach                                  Become a fan!
     The team lost to a very strong             Meirion George, “and Jeff is now a
  Lexington Christian Academy                   seasoned leader on the team. Jeff                                 TURLEY SPORTS ON
  team, putting MacDuffie out of                consistently demonstrated a work
  the playoffs at the quarterfinal              ethic and dedication that created
  stage.                                        just the right atmosphere for the
     MacDuffie players, Vitor Campos            players to pull together as a team
  (2012), of Brazil, and Jeff Marvel            and head to the championship.                                                                     
  (2013), of Feeding Hills were both            They surpassed all of our expecta-                                                Agawam Advertiser News • Barre Gazette • Country Journal • Chicopee Register
                                                                                                              The Journal Register • The Ludlow Register • Quaboag Current • The Sentinel Shopping Guide • Southwick Suffield News
  selected to represent WNEPSSA                 tions.”                                                             The Holyoke Sun • Wilbraham-Hampden Times • The Town Common • Town Reminder • Ware River News
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TIGERS                           • Continued from Page 14                                                                                                                  BLA offering
Jacque. He is a young passionate coach. He is a really
smart coach. To his credit, he got hired and said he will
play anybody, anywhere. I have a tremendous amount                                                                                                                        discount for early
of respect for him and the program.”
    The Tigers surged after falling behind 3-0. Louis
Agrait led all Tiger scorers with 14 points, including                                                                                                                    registration
two critical 3-pointers that essentially put the game to
rest.                                                                                                                                                                        BELCHERTOWN - The Belchertown Lacrosse
    South Hadley held the Hawks without a field goal                                                                                                                      Association (BLA) Board is excited to announce that
for most of the first quarter and halfway through the                                                                                                                     spring registration is open.
second.                                                                                                                                                                      Children from first grade through eighth grade in
    “I’m proud of the way we sustained the defense,”                                                                                                                      Belchertown and surrounding towns that do not have
Guiel said. “We didn’t let the pedal off the medal and                                                                                                                    lacrosse programs are encouraged to register. All forms
we were able to disrupt them.”                                                                                                                                            are available online at
    Patrick Sears and Evan Marcus each scored 10                                                                                                                             “We’ve started the registration process early this
points while Anthony Bullough totaled eight points                                                                                                                        year. We need to report the number of teams to
and 10 rebounds.                                                                                                                                                          Connecticut Valley Youth Lacrosse Association by the
    “We have to get up and pick our heads up,” Rivera                                                                                                                     end of January,” explained Jeff Bowers, President of
said. “South Hadley is a good team. They are a peren-                                                                                                                     BLA. “In past years, it’s been a scramble trying to get
nial Division 2 power. If you want to be the best, you                                                                   TURLEY PUBLICATIONS STAFF PHOTO BY DAVE FORBES   players to register by then. This year we’re offering a
have to play the best. It’s a great level for us to chal-                       South Hadley’s (11) drives with the ball just beyond half-                                discount for paying in full by Jan. 6.”
lenge ourselves.”                                                               court.                                                                                       To continue to encourage younger children to try
    South Hadley returns a plethora of guards this sea-                                                                                                                   this fast-growing sport, the Board voted to again waive
son and for the first time in many years; the team is                           Evan Maryea, George Fiore, Marcus Santiago and                                            BLA fees for the Initiation/Learn to Play (first and sec-
relying on athleticism and quickness.                                           Pedro Santiago all played minutes for the Tigers, who                                     ond grades) coed level as well as the Bantam (third
    “The truth is we lost eight seniors,” Guiel said.                           also travel to Amherst on Tuesday.                                                        and fourth grades) girls level.
“Evan Marcus didn’t play last year. It’s not like we have                          South Hadley continues to play a tough Division 1                                         In order to pay for additional equipment, field fees,
a bunch of horses back. I like the fact that we have                            schedule. The Tigers play eight crossover games and                                       referee fees and other required expenses, the Board
athletic guys. I feel like we can pressure the ball and we                      must win four of those eight to earn an automatic bid                                     voted to increase all other BLA fees.
can run. That’s been a goal and that’s what I’ve wanted                         to the Division 2 Tournament. The win over the                                               For the 2012 season, the BLA fee for Senior and
our team’s identity to be. It feels like the old days.”                         Hawks counts as one of those four.                                                        Junior levels is $105 and Bantam boys level is $90 if
    The Tigers featured a starting lineup consisting of                            “The next month is going to be very trying for us                                      paid before Jan. 6 (the fees after Jan. 6 are $120 and
Agrait, Marcus, T. J. Fitzell, Trevor McKenna and                               before we get to our league, which is good again,”                                        $105, respectively).
Bullough on Tuesday.                                                            Guiel said. “Our road to the tournament is unique. We                                        A US Lacrosse fee of $25 is required for all levels.
    Sears and Kevin Garbacik came off the bench and                             have eight crossovers and we need to get four of them.”                                      “In addition to online registration, we’ve added
produced for the Tigers.                                                           Guiel returned after a health scare. He said it was a                                  online payment to our website,” stated Jeannette
    “I was very pleased with our big guys,” Guiel said.                         tough decision to come back. South Hadley fell to                                         Tibbetts, Registrar. “As a parent, I know how conven-
“They played very productive, fundamental minutes                               Belchertown in the quarterfinal round last winter.                                        ient and secure it is to pay online, and as registrar, I’m
and I was happy with their roles. If they play like that                           “When I was trying to decide whether to come back                                      thrilled to have the registration process expedited!”
it will take is some pressure off our guards.”                                  or not, we had our one meeting,” he told. “I could just                                      Lacrosse is a great compliment to soccer, basketball
    Jon Crespo did not play but he is also a talented                           sense a bond, a focus and a hunger knowing we were                                        and hockey, and has become very popular in Western
guard back for the Tigers. Other players to watch this                          four points from the Cage last year. There is together-                                   Massachusetts. Game scheduling is due to start in mid-
year include sophomore transfer Avon White.                                     ness with our team.”                                                                      February, and the season begins in late March/early
    Ironically, White is the younger brother of Rivera.                                                                                                                   April.
                                                                                                                                                                             BLA is planning various fundraising activities this
                                                                                                                                                                          year, including the annual car wash and cash calen-
                                                                                                                                                                          dars. Website sponsorships for local businesses are

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                                                                                                                                                                          available for $100.
                                                                                                                                                                             For more information about Belchertown Lacrosse
                                                                                                                                                                          Association,            contact         Bowers           at
Catholic, 95-35 for the boys and 105-75 for the                                    For the girls, Sabree Thomas took first in the 200-
girls.                                                                          yard freestyle with a time of 2:02.81.                                          
   For the boys, Ryan Maniello came in first in the
200-yard freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 54.47 sec-                            Dave Forbes is the sports editor for Turley Publications.
onds and James Stawarz in the 100-yard freestyle                                He can be reached at or by calling
(58.47).                                                                        413-283-8393 ext. 237.
                                                                                                                                                                                The Week Ahead
                                                                                                                                                                                             Friday, Dec. 16
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                                                                                                                                                                             Girls Basketball

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                                                                                                                                                                             Monson at Holyoke Catholic               7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                             Easthampton at Chicopee                  8:10 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                             Chicopee Comp at Greenfield                 7 p.m.
                           You can now purchase photographs from the
                                                                                                                                                                                            Tuesday, Dec. 20
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       Browse through all the photos taken by our staff photographers that
     appear in our paper each week. You’ll also be able to view and purchase
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4 p.m.
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                                                           HEALTHt o w n r e m i n d e r @ t u r l e y. c o m • 4 1 3 - 5 3 6 - 5 3 3 3

Tips for twelve days of holiday safety                                                                                                               Holiday
Keeping the season safe,                           4. Follow Santa’s fashion lead – dress            Never leave portable heaters or fire-           locations can
                                               in layers. When it’s cold outside, layered            places unattended. Install smoke alarms.
happy and bright                               lightweight clothing will keep a person
                                               warmer than a single heavy coat. Gloves
                                                                                                        10. Cut down on heating bills with-
                                                                                                     out being a Grinch. Get the furnace
                                                                                                                                                     place stress on
    REGION - Having a busy time get-
ting ready for the holidays? While every-
                                               and a hat will prevent loss of body heat.
                                                    5. Use a Red Cross-trained babysitter
                                                                                                     cleaned and change the filters. Make sure
                                                                                                     furniture isn’t blocking the heat vents.        relationships
one is shopping, baking, gift wrapping,        when attending holiday festivities. Red               Close off any rooms not in use and turn
                                               Cross-certified babysitters learn to                  off the heat in those rooms. Turn down                       PROVIDED BY
decorating and going to parties, the
                                               administer basic first aid; properly hold             the thermostat and put on a sweater.                   BAYSTATE MEDICAL CENTER
American Red Cross Pioneer Valley
Chapter has holiday tips to help make          and feed a child; take emergency action                  11. Home for the holidays? Travel
the season a safe one.                         when needed and monitor safe play.                    safely. Check the tire air pressure and             REGION          –     Thanksgiving.
    1. Prepare vehicle for traveling to        Some may be certified in Infant and                   make sure the windshield fluid is full. Be      Hanukkah, Christmas, Three King’s Day,
grandmother’s house. Build an emer-            Child CPR.                                            well rested and alert. Give full attention      Kwanzaa, whatever your holiday….they
gency kit and include items such as                 6. Avoid danger while roasting                   to the road – avoid distractions such as        are all times to gather with family and
blankets or sleeping bags, jumper cables,      chestnuts on an open fire. Stay in the                cell phones. If someone has car trouble,        friends. But, while the holidays are sup-
fire extinguisher, compass and road            kitchen when frying, grilling or broiling             pull off the road as far as possible.           posed to be a happy time, the stress of
maps, shovel, tire repair kit and pump,        food. If leaving the kitchen even for a                  12. Resolve to Be Red Cross Ready in         deciding where to spend your holidays
extra clothing, flares, and a tow rope.        short period of time, turn off the stove.             the New Year. Get ready now in case             could spell the holiday blues.
    2. Drive the sleigh and reindeer safe-     This is important because unattended                  someone in the household faces an                   On the holidays, you want to visit
ly. Avoid driving in a storm. If travel is     cooking causes nearly 90 percent of all               emergency in 2012.                              with your mother, who lives in another
a must, let someone know the destina-          kitchen fires.                                             ABOUT THE AMERICAN RED CROSS:              state. But your wife wants to visit with
tion, the route being taken to get there,          7. Be a lifesaver during the holidays.               The American Red Cross shelters,             her sister where her parents and cousins
and how long it should take to arrive. If      The Red Cross recommends at least one                 feeds and provides emotional support to         will be in the neighboring town. What
the car gets stuck along the way, help         person in every household should take                 victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of   to do?
can be sent along the predetermined            first aid and CPR/AED training. Visit                 the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving              “The holidays are supposed to be
route.                                for details and             skills; provides international humanitari-      happy times when you renew and
    3. Help prevent the spread of the flu.     to register.                                          an aid; and supports military members and       strengthen relationships with family and
Stay home if sick. Wash hands with soap            8. Designate a driver or skip the holi-           their families. The Red Cross is a charita-     friends, but when you are forced to
and water as often as possible, or use an      day cheer. Buckle up, slow down, don’t                ble organization — not a government             make decisions about where to spend
alcohol-based hand rub. Cover the nose         drive impaired. If someone plans on                   agency — and depends on volunteers and          the holidays, then that can lead to con-
and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when         drinking, designate a driver who won’t                the generosity of the American public to        flict,” said Dr. Benjamin Liptzin, chair,
coughing or sneezing, and throw the tis-       drink.                                                perform its mission. For more informa-          Department of Psychiatry, Baystate
sue away after use. If a tissue isn’t avail-       9. When the weather outside is                    tion, please visit or join     Health.
able, someone should cough or sneeze           frightful, heat the home safely. Never                our blog at          Dr. Liptzin recommends discussing
into their elbow, not their hands.             use a stove or oven to heat the home.                 connection.                                     your choices openly.
                                                                                                                                                          “The best way to deal with the deci-
                                                                                                                                                     sion making process is to consider the
                                                                                                                                                     options and anticipate what the reac-
Don’t let holiday stress, depression get you down                                                                                                    tions will be,” Dr. Liptzin said.
                                                                                                                                                         And, the key is compromise.
                                                                                                                                                         “It may be possible to spend one day
 Provided by Baystate Medical Center           said Dr. Liptzin, “but persons may expe-              these symptoms for more than a week             of the holiday with one side of the fami-
                                               rience a sullen feeling around the holi-              and you find that they are beginning to         ly, and the other day with the other
   REGION – ‘Tis the season to be              days for a number of reasons.”                        interfere with your job and everyday life,      family, or you can alternate years,” Dr.
stressed, or maybe even a little                   Dr. Liptzin noted that the recent loss            you should have a professional evalua-          Liptzin suggested.
depressed. But if you are, don’t be            of a loved one, the inability to afford               tion,” said Dr. Liptzin.                            “Another option would be to create
alarmed, you are not alone.                    presents, and family stresses may con-                   But depression isn’t something just          your own holiday tradition at your
    “Some of us simply cannot live up to       tribute to a “blue Christmas.”                        adults may experience during the holi-          home with both families in attendance,
the often unreal expectations of the per-          The Baystate psychiatrist said that               days.                                           along with your friends,” he added.
fect holiday as portrayed in movies, tele-     you can have a bad day and feel down                      “Depression is highly prevalent in              Dr. Liptzin also noted that it is a good
vision and magazines,” said Dr.                once in a while, but it doesn’t necessari-            adolescents and can be triggered by             idea to let both families know that you
Benjamin Liptzin, chair, Department of         ly mean that you’re under the spell of                stress during the holiday season,” said         are “trying the best you can.” It’s also
Psychiatry, Baystate Health.                   depression.                                           Dr. Barry Sarvet, vice chair, Department        important in the current insecure eco-
     “The general assumption is that we            He said people should consider seek-              of Psychiatry, and chief of Child and           nomic environment to be realistic
are supposed to feel happy and close to        ing professional help if they are experi-             Adolescent Psychiatry, Baystate Health.         about how much to spend to travel or
our family during the holidays, but that       encing several of the following symp-                    “In addition to the many symptoms            buy presents for the holidays.
just isn’t the case for everyone,” he said.    toms of clinical depression: depressed                of clinical depression that adults may              “It is important to reassure family
   Dr. Liptzin noted that the term “holi-      mood, trouble sleeping, appetite loss,                feel, children and adolescents may              members that you do care about them
day depression” that persons often read        loss of concentration, crying spells, sui-            exhibit symptoms of irritability and neg-       and are thinking about them during the
or hear about at this time of year is not a    cidal feelings, fatigue, and loss of inter-           ative behavior associated with their            holidays,” he said.
specific diagnosis.                            est in routine activities.                                                                                For more information on Baystate
   “Holiday depression is not an illness,”         “If you are experiencing several of                    Please see DEPRESSION, page 19             Health, visit

                                                                                                        South Hadley’s top taxpayer is                   Ten years ago in FY 2002, the town’s
TAX RATE                    • Continued from Page 1                                                  Loomis Village, Inc, which paid
                                                                                                     $161,791.25 in town taxes in FY 2011.
                                                                                                                                                     residential tax rate was set at $17.86.
                                                                                                                                                     Fire District 1 residents paid $1.82 per
see a two-cent increase with a rate of         mates South Hadley’s new growth for FY                   Second is Maraline Development               $1,000 of property value, for a total tax
$2.53. They will pay a total tax rate of       2012 is $202,906. In FY 2011, it was                  Corp, which paid $150,263.04 in FY              rate of $19.71. Fire District 2 residents
$17.28 per $1,000 of property value.           estimated at $199,385.                                2011.                                           paid $1.82 per $1,000 of property value,
   Choosing a factor of one leaves the            The average single-family home value                  Third is Mount Holyoke College,              for a total tax rate of $19.68.
tax rate the same for the five classes of      in FY 2012 is $234,200. With the town’s               which paid $145,532.86.                             Twenty years ago in FY 1992, the
property in South Hadley. The town had         $14.73 tax rate, the average homeowner                   Fourth is US Industrial Gaylord, a           town’s tax rate was $12.42. Fire District
continually chosen to operate in this          will pay $3,449.77, an increase of $95.27             manufacturing business, which paid              1 residents paid $1.52 per $1,000 of
way, rather than shift the tax levy bur-       from FY 2011. The average single-family               $138,515.12.                                    property value, for a total tax rate of
den among the five property classes.           homeowner in Fire District 1 will pay                    Fifth is Riverboat Village Associates,       $13.94. Fire District 2 residents paid
   “The board felt that shifting the tax       $480.11 in taxes, an increase of $36.27               which paid $100,058.63.                         $1.10 per $1,000 of property value, for a
rate at this time would be unbeneficial        from FY 2011. And in Fire District 2,                    Sixth is Bay State Gas Company,              total tax rate of $13.52.
to the goals of the town relating to eco-      the average single-family homeowner                   which paid $95,688.87.                              Forty years ago in FY 1972, the town’s
nomic development and revitalization           will pay $597.21, a $6.20 increase from                  Seventh is South Hadley Limited, a           tax rate was $99 per $1,000 of property
of the ‘falls area’ as well as being unfa-     FY 2011.                                              retail plaza, which paid $93,773.67.            value. Fire District 1 residents paid
vorable during economic conditions,”              The average commercial or industrial                  Eighth is Center Redevelopment               $8.60 per $1,000 of property value, for a
wrote Melissa Couture, associate asses-        property is valued at $389,900 in FY                  Corp., a retail/residential business,           total tax rate of $107.60. Residents in
sor, in a statement presented to the           2012, a total of $3,200 less than the FY              which paid $93,358.67.                          Fire District 2 paid $6 per $1,000 of
Selectboard.                                   2011 value of $393,100.                                  Ninth is Verizon New England, a              property value, for a total tax rate of
   Under Proposition 2 1/2, the town’s            In FY 2010, the residential tax rate               telephone company, which paid                   $105.
tax levy can be no more than 2.5 per-          was set at $13.99 per $1,000. Fire                    $90,513.96.                                         Tax bills are due Feb. 1, May 1, Aug.
cent, plus new growth. The tax of the          District 1 residents saw a tax rate of                   Finally, the tenth business is NHP           1 and Nov. 1. Should the date fall on a
two fire districts does not fall under this    $1.75 while those in Fire District 2 saw a            Properties Business Trust, a nursing            weekend or holiday, the bills are due the
proposition. The Board of Assessors esti-      rate of $2.53.                                        home business, which paid $69,946.12.           following business day.
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                                                                                               Reminder                                                                                            December 16, 2011

                                                                 SENIORS  t o w n r e m i n d e r @ t u r l e y. c o m • 4 1 3 - 5 3 6 - 5 3 3 3

South Hadley Council on Aging calendar of events
   SOUTH HADLEY - All activities                     4:30 p.m.; HIP 8 a.m.; Travel Club 10                    Exercise 10:30 a.m.; Knitting 1 p.m.;                  tainment by Jimmy Mazz. Call for reser-
take place at South Hadley Senior                    a.m.; Holiday Luncheon 11:30 a.m.;                       Canasta 1 p.m.; Poker 1 p.m.; Bridge 1                 vations, 538-5042.
Center, 45 Dayton Street (538-5042)                  Choralites Holiday Concert 1 p.m.;                       p.m.; Cribbage 1 p.m.; Lunch is served                    SENIOR NET CLASSES. Picasa,
unless otherwise noted. The COA office               Pitch 1 p.m.; Mah Jongg 1 p.m.;                          from 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Stuffed                    Office 7 for Word processing and greet-
is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday –                   Senior Poetry 1 p.m.; Lunch is served                    shells w/sauce.                                        ing cards. For information call 533-6889.
Friday. No membership is required to                 from 12-12:30 p.m.: Stuffed chicken                         HELP NEEDED. We have immediate                      A website explaining classes is found at
take part in the activities at the COA.              breast.                                                  openings for volunteers interested in        
Anyone over 60 is eligible. Lunch                       Thursday, Dec. 22: Billiards 8 a.m.-                  packing meals on wheels. One opening                      CANADA / NEW ENGLAND
is served from 11:45 to 12:15.                       4:30 p.m.; Beginning Exercise 10 a.m.;                   for Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and                CRUISE. May 2012. For information
Reservations are encouraged to be                    Travel Club 10 a.m.; Scrabble 1 p.m.;                    two openings for Friday 8:30 a.m.-12:30                call Barbara Laramee at 536-8567 or
made by the previous day. For ques-                  Quilting 1 p.m.; Golden Agers 1 p.m.;                    p.m. Please call Anne at 538-5042 if you               Susan Canedy at 536-2106.
tions regarding fuel assistance, out-                Lunch is served from 11:45 a.m.-12:15                    are interested.                                           IN-TOWN TRANSPORTATION
reach, and available services call                   p.m.: Salisbury steak w/gravy.                              HOLIDAY                LUNCHEON.                    available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Social Service Coordinator, Angela                      Friday, Dec. 23: Billiards 8 a.m.-4:30                Wednesday, Dec. 21 at the Senior                       By appointment only.
Wr i g h t a t 5 3 8 - 5 0 4 2 , E X T. 2 0 6 .      p.m.; Grocery Shopping 9:30 a.m.;                        Center. Call for reservations, 538-5042.                  SHARPS, in appropriate containers
Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n i s p r o v i d e d t o   Acrylic Painting 10 a.m.; Coffee and                        NEW YEARS CELEBATION.                               will be accepted at the COA on
Senior Center and South Hadley                       Conversation 10 a.m.; Osteoporosis                       Friday, Dec. 30 at 1:30 p.m. with enter-               Thursdays between 1-3 p.m.
locations only; all others call
PVTA Transportation at (413)739-
7436 or 1-866-277-7741. Please let
us know if you would like a
                                                        Granby Senior Center
   Monday, Dec. 19: Billiards 8am-4:30                     DAILY ACTIVITIES:                                   9 to 10 a.m., Christmas Luncheon at                      Dec. 22 at the C.O.A. - Foot Care
p.m.; Music Appreciation 10 a.m.;                          Thursday, Dec. 15: Coffee Club 9                    C.O.A. – call for reservation,                        Clinic by appointment
Stained Glass 1 p.m.; Poker 1 p.m.;                     to 11 a.m., Osteoporosis Exercise Class                Representative Ellen Story at noon,
Pinochle 1 p.m.; Canasta 1 p.m.;                        10 a.m., S.H.I.N.E. Counselor by                       Card Group 1 p.m., Pitch Card Group                      PROGRAMS:
Monday Cribbage 1 p.m.; Lunch is                        appointment                                            1 p.m.                                                   The Friends of Granby’s Elderly will
served from 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Herb                    Friday, Dec. 16: Coffee Club 9 to                                                                         put on their first annual “Welcome
roasted chicken.                                        11 a.m., Cribbage Group at 9 a.m.                         LUNCH SITE:                                        The New Year’s Party” on Friday,
   Tuesday, Dec. 20: Billiards 8 a.m.-                     Monday, Dec. 19: Coffee Club 9 to                      Lunch is served daily at noon.                     Jan. 6, 2012. It will be held at the
4:30 p.m.; SHINE (by appointment)                       11 a.m., Osteoporosis Exercise Class 10                Reservations must be made by noon                     American Legion from 6 to 11 p.m.
9am-3:45 p.m.; Brown Bag 10-11 a.m.;                    a.m.                                                   the day before. The suggested donation                Tickets are $35 for members, $40
Beginning Exercise 10 a.m.; Get Going                      Tuesday, Dec. 20: Coffee Club 9 to                  is $2.25 for people over 60. Call 467-                for non-members. Contact informa-
12 p.m.; Movie 1 p.m.; Bingo 1 p.m.;                    11 a.m., Walking Group at 9 a.m.,                      3239 for reservations.                                tion: by
Needlecraft 1 p.m.; Men’s Night/Mah                     Granby Writers Group at 10 a.m.,                                                                             mail at P.O. Box 921, Granby, MA
Jongg 6:15 p.m.; Lunch is served from                   Friend’s representative at lunch site,                    SCHEDULED EVENTS:                                  01033 or call Nancy at 467-9323.
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Veal parmesan.                   Food Bank delivery after 11 a.m.                          Dec. 22 at the C.O.A. - Blood
   Wednesday, Dec. 21: Billiards 8 a.m.-                   Wednesday, Dec. 21: Coffee Club                     Pressure clinic 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

                                                                                                                 Hearing                                 ANSWERS TO LAST WEEK’S PUZZLE

                                                                                                                 Test Set
                                                                                                                for Senior
                                                                                                                Free electronic hearing
                                                                                                                tests will be given from
                                                                                                                Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm
                                                                                                                at Avada Hearing Care
                                                                                                                Centers at 9 locations in
                                                                                                                Western Mass and 4 locations
                                                                                                                in Connecticut. Call to find
                                                                                                                the location nearest to you.
                                                                                                                The test has been arranged
                                                                                                                for anyone who suspects they
                                                                                                                are not hearing clearly.
                                                                                                                People who usually say they
  CLUES ACROSS             37. Capital of the        4. Rapid bustling        31. A women’s                     can hear but have trouble
  1. Leavened rum cakes    Apulia region             movement                 undergarment                      with understanding words
  6. Stepped on
  10. Arab outer
                           38. They __
                           39. Linear unit (Span.)
                                                     5. Centripetal
                                                     6. Wound around
                                                                              33. Cost Information
                                                                                                                are encouraged to come in for
                                                                                                                the tests. The testing includes
                                                                                                                                                                   LEGAL NOTICES
  garments                 40. More lucid            something                35. Trims                         newly developed tests that
  14. Positive pole        41. 6th largest Russian   7. Sumac genus           36. River rising in NE
  15. Sharpening stone     city                      8. Original Equipment    Turkey
                                                                                                                determine your ability to hear            TOWN OF SOUTH HADLEY MASSACHUSETTS
  17. Atomic #38           43. Fights a short bout   Manufacturer             37. Soap blocks                   speech in noisy environ-                       CONSERVATION COMMISSION
  19. Omnivorous           45. Ancient Olympic       9. Alcohol withdrawal    39. Overnight case                ments. Everyone, especially                     NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
  mammal of C and S        Site                      symptom                  40. Derisive literary             those over 55 who have             The South Hadley Conservation Commission will hold a public meeting
                                                                                                                                                   pursuant to the Wetlands Protection Act MGL Chapter 131, Section 40
  Am.                      46. Companion animals     10. Unkeyed              works                             trouble hearing words clearly,     and the South Hadley local wetlands bylaw, to consider a Request for
  20. Records electrical   47. Indian frocks         11. Small water travel   42. Simply                        should have a test annually.       Determination filed by Dorey Jimmo for cleaning of trash, farm debris
  brain currents           49. SE Indonesian         vessel                   43. 5th wheels                                                       and yard debris at 331 East St., South Hadley (map 33 parcel 013).
                                                                                                                Demonstrations of the latest
  21. Without (French)     island                    12. Family Formicidae    44. A furry                                                          The meeting will be held on December 28, 2011 at 7:35 p.m. in the
  22. Mother’s sisters     50. The winged            13. 3rd largest whale    animal skin                       devices to improve clarity of      Selectboard Meeting Room in the South Hadley Town Hall, 116 Main
  23. An open skin         goddess of the dawn       16. Scamper              47. Burning of the                speech will be available, on       Street. Copies of the Request for Determination are on file in the
                                                                                                                                                   Conservation Commission office, Room 205, in the Town Hall and are
  infection                53. Exchange of goods     18. Container            Hindu widow                       the spot, after the tests. You     available to the public for inspection.
  24. Long mucilaginous    54. Bird in a pear tree   counterweight            48. Actor Ladd                    can HEAR for yourself if the       Any person interested or wishing to be heard should appear at the time
  green pods               56. A contest in which    22. (Largest) Peoples    49. Bay Area Transit              latest methods of correction       and place designated.
  25. Past tense of 23     the winner is undecided   of Ghana                 Authority                         will help you understand           John Fleming
  across                   58. Tidal bore            23. Unit of loudness     50. The boundary of a                                                Conservation Chair                   Publication: Friday, December 16, 2011
  26. Cereal grain         59. Petite                24. Double-reed          surface                           words better.
  product                  60. Freshwater duck       instrument               51. A brutish giant               Call for your Appointment
                                                                                                                1-800-509-3812                                 Deadline for legal notices is
  29. Lack of normal       genus                     25. Sole genus           52. One who divines
  muscle tone
  31. Lean, scrawny
                           61. A nasty smile         27. “Dynasty” actress
                                                                              the future
                                                                              53. Very fast airplane
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  32. Work holiday         CLUES DOWN                28. Said of a            54. Frying vessel
  (informal)               1. The supporting part    maneuverable vessel      55. 007’s creator
  34. Abnormal breathing   2. Poker stake            29. Macaws               57. 1/1000 of an
  35. Peels                3. Tennis player Bjorn    30. Seamen               ampere                                                                                
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                                    PUBLIC SAFETY                          t o w n r e m i n d e r @ t u r l e y. c o m • 4 1 3 - 5 3 6 - 5 3 3 3

                                 South Hadley Police Log - Dec. 5-11
    Editor’s note: The following are brief          Brandon L. Bridger, 19, of 2 Main St.,                      Saybrook Circle for the report of a dis-       operator had a suspended license.
explanations of select entries in the South         South hadley. He was charged with                           turbance. On scene police arrested             Anthony H. Perez, 31, of 87 Bonner St.,
Hadley Police log and all arrests. The infor-       assault and battery.                                        Sevon Lee Moser, 17, of no known               Chicopee, and charged him with a lights
mation was provided by South Hadley                                                                             address, on an outstanding arrest warrant      violation and operating with a suspend-
Police Lt. Steve Parentela and recounts                         THURSDAY, DEC. 8                                out of Franklin/Hampshire Juvenile             ed license for an eighth offense.
based on his review of the detailed log sum-           9:05 p.m. - Police received a report                     Court. Also arrested was a 15-year-old
mary included with each entry. This feature         from a Davina Street resident reporting                     female runaway from South Hadley.                       SUNDAY, DEC. 11
is designed to provide context and explana-         an individual was on their property tres-                       3:39 p.m. - Officer Ryan Czepiel was          4:58 p.m. - Officer Ryan Czepiel was
tion to some of the calls police respond to         passing. Police responded and that indi-                    monitoring the flow of traffic on Main         on routine patrol of Main Street when
every day.                                          vidual may be facing charges.                               Street when he observed a vehicle drive        he observed a vehicle drive past with
                                                                                                                past without an inspection sticker. He         no inspection sticker. Subsequently, he
       COMPILED BY KRISTIN WILL                                                                                 stopped the vehicle and learned the
         Staff Writer,
                                                                  FRIDAY, DEC. 9                                operator had an outstanding arrest war-
                                                                                                                                                               stopped the vehicle and was given a
                                                       8:24 a.m. - Sgt. Robert Whelihan                                                                        North Carolina identification card by
                                                                                                                rant out of Eastern Hampshire District         the operator. Czepiel asked for a
                                                    arrested Andrew J. LaBombard, 24, of
 TO REPORT ANONYMOUS TIPS:                          242 Brainerd St., South Hadley, on an
                                                                                                                Court. Nathan J. Stopa, 31, of 15              license and was told the operator did
 DIAL 538-8231 AND PRESS 6                          outstanding arrest warrant out of
                                                                                                                Margaret St., Chicopee, was arrested and       not have one. Upon further investiga-
                                                                                                                charged on the warrant.                        tion, Czepiel learned the individual
                                                    Westfield District Court.
          MONDAY, DEC. 5                               9:10 p.m. - Officer Jeff Goulet was
                                                                                                                    4:31 p.m. - Officer Jess Camp was          had an outstanding arrest warrant out
   9:12 a.m. - Officer Michael                                                                                  monitoring the flow of traffic on Route        of Lowell District Court. Additionally,
                                                    on routine patrol of College Street when
Pollender was on Main Street when he                                                                            116 when he performed a random                 Czepiel learned the man had an active
                                                    he performed a random compliance
observed a vehicle with a rejected regis-                                                                       compliance check of a vehicle learned          arrest warrant out of Florida with
                                                    check of a vehicle and learned its regis-
tration. He stopped the vehicle and                                                                             its registration was revoked for lack of       extradition authorized by the Osceola
                                                    tration was suspended. He stopped the
leaned the operator had a suspended                                                                             insurance. He stopped the vehicle and          County Sheriff's Office as a fugitive of
                                                    vehicle and will be summonsing in the
license. He arrested Derek A.                                                                                   will be summonsing in a 19-year-old            justice. Czepiel arrested Jose Velez, 39,
                                                    33-year-old Holyoke woman to court to
Washington, 32, of 608 Westfield St.,                                                                           Chicopee male to court to answer               of 505 Pleasant St., Holyoke. He was
                                                    answer charges of operating with a sus-
West Springfield. He was charged with                                                                           charges of operating an uninsured              arrested on the outstanding warrant
                                                    pended registration and operating an
operating after a license suspension for a                                                                      vehicle, operating with a revoked reg-         issued for miscellaneous drug charges,
                                                    uninsured motor vehicle.
second offense, operating with a revoked                                                                        istration and having no license in pos-        the unlicensed operation of a motor
                                                       10:08 p.m. - Officer Ryan Czepiel
registration, operating an unregistered                                                                         session.                                       vehicle, failure to have an inspection
                                                    was on Purple Heart Drive when he per-
motor vehicle and on an outstanding                                                                                 7:36 p.m. - Officer Ryan Czepiel was       sticker and on the fugitive of justice
                                                    formed a random compliance check of a
arrest warrant out of Holyoke.                                                                                  on Main Street when he observed a              court warrant. Velez was held without
                                                    vehicle and learned it had a failed
                                                                                                                vehicle traveling without a plate light.       the right to bail at the Hampshire
                                                    inspection sticker. He stopped the vehi-
                                                                                                                He stopped the vehicle and learned the
          TUESDAY, DEC. 6                           cle and identified the operator as Jesus                                                                   County House of Corrections.
   3:59 p.m. - Officer Ryan Czepiel was             A. Polanco, 24, of 182 Oak St.,
observing the flow of traffic on Granby             Holyoke. He was arrested and charged
Road when he performed a random                     with operating with a revoked license                                 House passes repeat offender legislation
compliance check of a vehicle and                   for a subsequent offense and failure to
learned it had a revoked registration due           meet safety standards.                                               BOSTON – State Rep. Angelo J.         thirds of their sentence, rather than
to lack of insurance. He stopped the                                                                                  Puppolo,      Jr.   (D-Springfield)      half, before becoming eligible for
                                                                                                                      announced that the House of              parole. Habitual offenders sentenced
vehicle and will be summonsing in the                         SATURDAY, DEC. 10                                       Representatives has passed legislation   under any major crimes indicated
34-year-old Belchertown man to court to                1:15 a.m. - Officer Ryan Czepiel was
answer charges of operating with a                                                                                    that modifies current law governing      would not be eligible for parole, work
                                                    on Old Lyman Road when he observed a                              cases of repeat criminal offenders –     release or furlough, nor would their
revoked registration, operating an unin-            vehicle fail to signal when turning. He
sured motor vehicle and operating an                                                                                  bringing habitual criminals to justice   sentence be eligible for reduction or
                                                    stopped the vehicle and leaned the 34-                            and ensuring the security of our         suspension.
unregistered motor vehicle.                         year-old Marlboro female did not have a                           Commonwealth.                                The legislation indicates that a
                                                    license. She will be summonsed into                                  Puppolo said the legislation will     sentence imposed under that section
       WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7                            court to face charges for failure to signal                       target the most serious repeat offend-   rill run from after any sentence that
   3 p.m. - Police responded to a Main              and the unlicensed operation of a vehi-                           ers. Under the new legislation, habit-   the defendant is serving at the time of
Street apartment for the report of a dis-           cle.                                                              ual offenders would have to serve two-   sentencing.
turbance. On scene they arrested                       10:39 a.m. - Police responded to

                              MEETINGS       t o w n r e m i n d e r @ t u r l e y. c o m • 4 1 3 - 5 3 6 - 5 3 3 3
                                                                                                                                                                 appointed chief
        Wednesday, Dec. 21                                         Thursday, Dec. 22                                           Tuesday, Dec. 27
  • 4 p.m. - South Hadley High School                • 6:30 p.m. Fire District #1 Water                           • 6:30 p.m. School Committee. High              S O U T H
Council. High School Library, 153                  Commissioners. Water Dept. Office, 438                      school library.                                 HADLEY - Sherrie
Newton St.                                         Granby Rd.                                                                Wednesday, Dec. 28                L. Champagne has
  • 6:30 p.m. School Building                                      Monday, Dec. 26                                • 7 p.m. Conservation Commission.            been appointed
Committee. School Dept. Conference                   • 10:00 a.m. Board of Assessors.                          Selectboard Meeting Room.                       chief coordinator
Room, Town Hall.                                   Room 1, Town Hall.                                                                                          and nutritional
                                                     • 6:30 p.m. Planning Board. Town Hall.                                                                    consultant for the
                                                                                                                                                               Nulean Weight
                                                                                                                                                               Loss System at
                                                                                                                                                               Mosier       Chiro-
                                                                                                               lungs to expand and take in more oxygen.        practic and Rehabilitation of South
DEPRESSION                                • Continued from Page 17                                                • it reduces blood pressure by
                                                                                                               improving circulation and speeding
                                                                                                                                                               Hadley, located at 110 Mosier Street.
                                                                                                                                                               She has been the office manager and
depression. This can often make it more            iting relatives to trying to make every-                    delivery of oxygen and nutrients                clinical assistant at the facility for 20
difficult for their parents to recognize           one happy – deep breathing will help                        throughout the body.                            years.
the suffering from the young person’s              you to focus and compose yourself.                             • it heightens mental function by               As a previous owner of a women’s
point of view,” said Dr. Sarvet.                       Also, try several preventive strategies                 increasing delivery of oxygen and pro-          only fitness center and certified personal
   There is reason for hope, however.              such as eating right, reducing your caf-                    duction of a hormone that improves              trainer, she will be able to integrate her
   “Depression is common and treat-                feine or alcohol intake, participating in                   alertness and memory.                           knowledge and experience in the fitness
able. About 80 percent of depression               regular physical activity, practicing daily                    • it helps to relieve pain by increas-       field with weight loss issues for over-
cases are helped with psychotherapy or             relaxation techniques, and getting                          ing delivery of oxygen and the level of         weight and obese clients at the center.
antidepressant medication,” noted Dr.              enough sleep to help you better handle                      endorphins, the pain-killing chemicals          While office manager and clinical assis-
Liptzin.                                           those extra stresses that may occur, espe-                  produced by the brain.                          tant, Champagne has a combined 25
   For a referral to a physician, call             cially during the holidays.                                    So, take a minute when you are tired         years of continuing education courses in
Baystate Health Link at (413) 794-2255                 Also, remember during the hectic                        and stressed, and have a good, old-fash-        practice management and wellness care.
or outside the Springfield calling area at         times to take a minute to laugh.                            ioned belly laugh. You will feel better            A resident of South Hadley for 28
1-800-377-4325.                                    According to researchers, laughter is a                     and get a great energy boost.                   years, she is married and a volunteer
   As for the stress of the holiday season         great medicine to relieve stress because:                      For more information on Baystate             soprano singer for various churches and
– from shopping to baking and from vis-                • it improves breathing by allowing the                 Health, visit               patriotic events throughout the area.
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                                                                                                    Reminder                                                                                              December 16, 2011

State’s income gap puts 700,000 residents at hunger risk
    REGION - Project Bread, the state’s                 families identified as food insecure,                          Major findings of the report include:                     nutrition classes, market-based solutions,
leading anti-hunger organization,                       the report notes that many families                                                                                      which engage local grocers, and urban
released numbers from its upcoming                      who were once considered “middle-                             • The number of households in                              agriculture.
annual Status Report on Hunger in                       class” are now struggling to make ends                     Massachusetts facing hunger continues                             • Develop a better understanding of
Massachusetts 2011. The report is the                   meet.                                                      to climb. In 2010 (the latest study for                       the diversity of experiences facing fami-
state’s annual report card on hunger, and                  The isolation of families in areas of                   which data are available), 10.8 percent                       lies who are food insecure — the unem-
the grades are not good: it reveals that                concentrated poverty is one of the                         of households were food insecure. This is                     ployed, the newly arrived, children, the
over 700,000 people in the                              report’s most disturbing findings. Says                    the highest rate recorded in the                              elderly — and how to address their food
Commonwealth are struggling to make                     Parker, “Low-income communities                            Commonwealth since this data was first                        insecurity through community-strength-
ends meet — the highest rate recorded                   have fewer food resources. They tend                       collected in 1995.                                            ening solutions.
in Massachusetts since this data was first              to live in food deserts, which means                          • There are two “states” of                                    • Ensure that federal funding for
collected by the U.S. Census Bureau in                  that they do not have grocery stores                       Massachusetts: one in which the median                        SNAP and child nutrition programs are
1995.                                                   nearby but have to rely on expensive                       income for wealthy residents continues                        sustained at current levels.
    The report demonstrates that                        convenience stores for each week’s gro-                    to rise; and the other where thousands of
Massachusetts suffers from a dramatic                   ceries. They have fewer farmers’ mar-                      families slide backward.                                         The complete report is available
and increasing income gap. Over the                     kets. Their schools have a more diffi-                        • Families on the wrong side of the                        online at
last ten years, the number of high-                     cult time providing healthy, tasty food                    income gap tend to be isolated in com-                        tusreport, will present the data to
paying technology jobs has increased                    with fresh produce for kids, and their                     munities that are food deserts, lack the                      support these findings and solutions
in the Commonwealth, while the                          emergency food programs are either                         resources to serve healthy school food,                       as well as downloadable graphs and
number of manufacturing jobs has                        nonexistent or overwhelmed by the                          and struggle to offer comprehensive                           graphics.
dwindled, leaving Massachusetts with                    demand.”                                                   emergency food programs.                                               ABOUT PROJECT BREAD
one of the greatest income gaps in the                     Because areas of concentrated pover-                       • The new thinking about hunger                               As the state’s leading antihunger
nation. From 1979 to 2008 (the latest                   ty also suffer from fewer community                        relief shows that no one response ade-                        organization, Project Bread is dedicated
year for which data are available), the                 resources to help in an economic down-                     quately fits all situations. Focusing on                      to alleviating, preventing, and ulti-
median income of the poorest families                   turn, the report argues that hunger solu-                  solutions that help the individual and                        mately ending hunger in Massachusetts.
went from $22,452 to $22,688.                           tions should not only help the hungry                      strengthen the community is the best                          Through The Walk for Hunger, the
During this same period, the median                     person but also the community. Creating                    way to have a sustainable impact.                             oldest continual pledge walk in the
income for the most affluent families,                  win-win hunger relief programs such as                                                                                   country, Project Bread provides mil-
increased 43 percent, from $136,099 to                  community gardens, food co-ops, mar-                                      Recommendations:                               lions of dollars each year in privately
$194,899.                                               ket-based solutions, which engage local                                                                                  donated funds to over 453 emergency
    “The concentration of wealth and                    grocers, and community dinners with                           • Ensure that all public and private                       food programs in 129 communities
poverty in towns as different as Duxbury                nutrition education, while also utilizing                  investments in solving hunger have a                          statewide. Project Bread also advo-
and Holyoke,” says Ellen Parker, execu-                 existing federal programs, including                       measurable impact on improving lives.                         cates systemic solutions that provide
tive director, “creates a very different                SNAP (formerly known as food stamps),                         • Ensure that every low-income child                       food for families in natural, everyday
day-to-day experience for residents.                    Women, Infants, and Children (WIC),                        in Massachusetts has access to a healthy                      settings, such as schools, after-school
Even the state’s averaged numbers dis-                  school nutrition programs, and summer                      and tasty school breakfast and lunch                          programs, summer programs, communi-
tort the painful reality faced by families              food programs will help families remain                    each day.                                                     ty health centers, hospitals, and home
who live in areas of concentrated pover-                healthy and nourish the community at                          • Bring more solutions for food inse-                      care organizations serving the frail eld-
ty.”                                                    the same time.                                             curity into the mix, including food co-                       erly population. For more information,
    With 10.8 percent of Massachusetts                                                                             ops, community dinners, cooking and                           visit

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      SERVICE                           Light carpentry. Painting.                & RENOVATION                           FULL SERVICE                             Residential Plowing               Pruning, tree removal,
 Specializing in refrigerators           Residential & Industrial.                 Quality Carpentry                       575-7080                              Serving South Hadley                cabling, land cleared,
   and freezers. All makes.             Spraying. Power washing.              Additions • Kitchens • Baths                                                          Residents ONLY                  brush chipper service.
                                         Int./Ext. General cleanup             Windows • Doors • Siding                  AD GINGRAS & SONS                                                        Woodchips. Snowplowing.
        Lowest Rates.                                                                                                                                           Driveways • Walkways
                                       work. Replacement windows.                    Light Tractor &                       LAWN-PRO.COM             TFN
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Insured. Free Estimates.
Also repair washers, dryers, ACs.                                                                                                                                  Senior Discounts
  ALL WORK GUARANTEED                      Cellars, attics, yards,                   Backhoe Work                                                                                                        538-7608            TFN
                                            fix windows, doors.                    Affordable Prices                  Painting/Papering                   Jon (413) 244-5741
        536-3478                 TFN
                                           Don 534-1435               TFN          No Job Too Small                                                               All Calls Returned                     LUCCHESI
                                                                                  Licensed • Insured                     PROFESSIONAL                                                   12./30
                                        ROB ROBILLARD’S                              532-0282                            WALLCOVERING                                                                  TREE SERVICE
  Banquet Facilities                    ODD JOB SERVICE
                                                                                                                  Quality/Prompt Workmanship
                                                                                                                                                                 Tree Services                       AND LANDSCAPING
                                                                                                                   U.S. School of Professional                                                   Lot Clearing, Retaining Walls,
     HALL FOR RENT                           Rubbish removed.                        D&S                                                                                                               Mowing, Pruning,
   FOR ALL FUNCTIONS                       Attics, cellars, garages           HOME IMPROVEMENT                    Paperhanging. Free estimates.                 EDGE TREE SERVICE
                                                                                                                       Call Steve Cavagnac                   Tree removal, trimming,              Stump Grinding, Irrigation.
  $200 includes bartender                  cleaned. Light moving.             “Quality Work at a Fair Price”                                                                                                Insured.
   and kitchen facilities.                                                                                                  536-9186                TFN   land clearing, stump grinding.
                                               Gutters cleaned.                          Member                                                                                                          534-1002
  Granby American Legion                                                                                                                                   Fully insured. Free estimates.                                   TFN
                                          Call someone you know.                 Better Business Bureau                    FAIRVIEW                              Visa/Master Card.
         467-9545                TFN      (413) 537-5090                            of Western Mass.
                                                                                       • 20 Years •
                                                                                                                          PAINTING CO.                               Peter Edge
                                          (413) 547-8502                                                             Quality Interior & Exterior                    532-5764              TFN         Wanted to Buy
                                          (413) 533-2853                       IKO & CertainTeed Certified
        Electrician                                                              Lic. #118608 • Insured               Painting Fully Insured.
                                                                      TFN                                           References. Free Estimates.            GRANBY TREE SERVICE                          BUYING &
                                                                                 Dave 592-9490                               Call Mark,                                                               SELLING COINS
   GAGNON ELECTRIC                       Home Improvement                                                   TFN                                 TFN         Tree Trimming • Removal
    All types of electrical                                                                                        531-3219 • 532-7712                     Spraying • Stump Grinding.            Stamps, medals, old watches,
     work. Fully insured.                    NORM LEPAGE                              Insulation                                                              ISA Certified Arborist.              diamonds, gold jewelry &
                                             CONTRACTOR                                                                                                                                               scrap, sterling silver.
  All work fully guaranteed                                                     RON DEROY & SONS                             Plumbing                             Fully insured.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 BROADWAY COIN & STAMP
       Free estimates.                 Additions, Remodeling, Repairs,                                                                                           Free estimates.
         Lic. #14960A                     Roofing, decks, garages,
                                                                                   INSULATION                          M.G. CROTEAU                            Call Jim Mytkowicz                        594-9550            TFN

        533-8867                        porches, termite damage, etc.           Don’t wait - insulate! Add          PLUMBING & HEATING
                                                                               more to your attic & walls.                                                           532-6654             TFN
                                              Licensed. Insured.                                                      Residential, commercial,
                                                 Experienced.                 Blown in cellulose insulation.       industrial. Gas piping, sewers                                                      ANTIQUES &
                                                                              25 years exp. Free estimates.
   General Services                             323-4961              TFN
                                                                                      538-8023              TFN
                                                                                                                        and drains cleaned.                                                           COLLECTIBLES
                                                                                                                    MA Master License #10252                                                     Mother & Daughter will buy
MOVING AND MORE                                                                                                             533-5716                TFN                                             Silver, gold and costume
   Junk / Trash Removal.
  Cleanups. Home, office,                                                                                                                                                                         jewelry, elegant glass, china,
 garages. Pick up & delivery                                                                                                                                                                         sterling items. Antique
   service. Commercial &                         TO ADVERTISE ON THIS PAGE CALL                                                                                                                  furniture, stoneware crockery
                                                                                                                                                                                                    & jugs, pottery, prints &
 Residential. Free estimates
                                                                                                                                                                                                  paintings. Anything unusual.
        543-4441                 TFN
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                                                                                                                                                                                          Services                               Electrician
8’ TRUCK CAP & 8’ steel                 SAVE THIS AD for Christmas                                                                                                                                                       JAMES      FERRIS:      LICENSE
brackets for ladders, staging, etc.     special! Buy factory direct. $3,899.                                                                                                                                             #E16303. Free estimates. Senior
Call for details (413)592-7525.         2012      8.5x24 Enclosed Car                                                                                                                                                    Discounts. Insured. 40 years
                                        Hauler. Pick-Up in Georgia. 1-888-                               A and D                                                                                                         experience. No job too small. Cell
                                        923-4966.                                                        Hauling                                                                                                         (413)330-3682.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         LICENSED           ELECTRICIAN.
                                        Musical Instruments                                                                           EXCAVATING                                                                         PROMPT, efficient, reasonable.
                                                                                A AND D HAULING. Affordable,                                                                                                             Obligation–free estimates. Senior
                                                                                Dependable Removal at its best!                                •Site work                      WE      RENOVATE,        SELL   &         discounts. Will beat anyone’s
                                                                                Real Estate closings our specialty.                     •Sewer Connections                     PURCHASE (any condition) horse            price. Fully insured. Local. Walter
                                        guitar, $69. each. Cello/upright
                                                                                Will clean homes, attics, cellars                          •Septic Systems                     drawn vehicles such as sleighs,           Paul Partyka Lic.#11294B.
                                        bass,         saxophone/French
                                                                                and barns. *Demo work and metal                          •Drainage Solutions                   carriages, surreys, wagons, dr’s          c#(413)455-7353,
                                        horn/drums       $185        each.
                                                                                removal at discounted rates. 10%                        •Pool Building Demo                    buggies, driveable or lawn                h#(413)532-0503
                                        Tuba/baritone      horn/Hammond
                                                                                discount with ad. Free estimates.                                •Ponds                        ornaments. Reasonable prices.
                                        organ. Others 4 sale (516)377-
                                        7907.                                   413-477-0213 (business)                                         •Grading                       Quality      workmanship.      Call       Home Improvement
                                                                                413-575-7961 (cell)                                          •Lot Clearing                     (413)213-0373 for estimate and
   A public service announcement                                                                                                                                                                                         C-D HOME IMPROVEMENT. 1
 presented by your community paper
                                                   Wanted                       AFFORDABLE REMOVAL SERV-
                                                                                                                                           •Retaining Walls                    information.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Call for all your needs. Windows,
                                                                                                                                            •Bobcat/Dozer                           Visit Us at Our New Place
                                        WINTERGARDEN IS BUYING                  ICES attics, basements, garages.                                                                                                         siding, roofs, additions, decks,
ALL NEW PLUSH top Queen                                                                                                               •Excavator/Tri-axle Dump                            Demers & Sons
                                        ANTIQUES of all types including         Cleaned, moving and odd jobs                                                                                                             baths, hardwood floors, painting.
mattress and box still in plastic.                                                                                                  •Tornado Cleanup/ Stump &                          401 Mill Valley Road
                                        Furniture, Jewelry, Paintings, Art      including Fall clean-up. Free                                                                                                            All work 100% guaranteed.
Was $599, Sell for $299.                                                                                                                    Tree Removal                              Rte. 181 (across from
                                        Pottery & Glass, Sterling Silver,       estimates.        (413)627-8717,                                                                                                         Licensed and insured. Call Bob
(413)885-3065. Rt. 20, Palmer.                                                                                                                “For All Your                          Mill Valley Golf Course)
                                        Advertising, Toys & Dolls, Military     (413)657-0343.                                                                                                                           (413)596-8807 Cell (860)301-8283
                                                                                                                                         Earth Moving Needs”                               Belchertown
ANTIQUE AND PERIOD chairs –             Items, Swords, Clocks, Musical                                                                                                                                                   CS Lic. #97110, HIC Lic #162905
                                                                                                                                    Free Estimates & Fully Insured
                                        Instruments, Books, Old Radios,
Restored with new woven seats –
Many styles and weaves available.       Wind-Up Phonographs, Vintage
                                                                                                                                                  Brian                              Child Services                      CERAMIC TILE INSTALLATION
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Kitchen, bath, foyers. Free

Call (413)267-9680.                     Clothing, Quilts, Linens and more.                                                                                                     *NEW STATE LAW. Anyone                    estimates,     references. Lic
                                        CALL (413)267-3786 or (413)539-                                                                                                        advertising caring of children must       #086220. Please call Kevin
DINING AND LIVING sets. Table,          1472.                                                                                         SNOWBLOWER TUNE UP                       list a license number to do so if
six chairs, hutch, loveseat, leather                                            Home Improvement & Repair                                   AND REPAIR                         they offer this service in their own
chairs, end tables, ottoman,               Christmas Trees                       Residential & Commercial
                                                                                                                                   Push lawnmowers; riding mowers.             home.                                     DELREO HOME IMPROVEMENT
entertainment center by Bassett                                                                                                        Work done at your home.
                                        BLUE, WHITE AND Norway                                  Chicopee, MA                                                                                                             - Where Quality and the
$500 each set (413)222-0455.                                                                                                                 Call Mike at
                                        Spruce. Precut or you cut. All             413-532-9949 • 413-459-3343                             (413)348-7967.                       Computer Services                        Assurance that your job will be
HEAVY DUTY TRAILER 5’x9’                sizes up to 15’. $10.00 and up.                Fully Licensed and Insured                                                                                                        done right and on time are always
$650 or BO. Jeep Wrangler hard          South Belchertown                            Kitchens • Bathrooms • Tile                                                                                                         #1. Whether it's a roof, siding,
top, tan, 1999- 2002 good               (413)283-4029.                            Drywall Repair • Interior Painting                                                                    COMPUTER WIZ                     windows or a deck etc. you can
condition $600 or BO (413)323-                                                          Custom Woodworking                                                                       For all your computing needs.           count on us! 20 years exp. FULLY
4348.                                                                           Insurance Work • Laminate Flooring                             HIC# 169216                          Trouble shooting, virus              LICENSED & INSURED. Visit us

                                        CUT-YOUR-OWN AND FRESH-
                                        CUT trees. Pages’ Tree Farm                                                                                                                  removal, PC Tune up,                online at
                                        (Green Diamond Systems), 125                                                                                                                      Laptop Repair.       
                                                                                CERAMIC- MASTER TILESMITH                                                                        1605 N Main ST, Palmer MA               or call Gary Delcamp and

                                        Blue Meadow Road, Belchertown
EASY      STREET       ANTIQUES.                                                for hire. All types of installations,                                                                    (413)283-7500.                  save.413-569-3733 office/fax MA
                                        (off Ware Rd., RT. 9, opposite
Buying     antique     &    vintage                                             30+ years experience. Insured.
                                        DPW). Sat. 8:30- 4:30 (Christmas                                                                                                                                                 Lic. #100821 MA Reg. #156758
glassware, pottery, hummels,                                                    Guaranteed work. Free Estimates.                                                               COMPUTERS SHOULDN’T BE
                                        Eve closing at 2 PM), Sun. 12                                                                                                                                                    CT Lic. #0620422
jewelry, watches, military, toys,                                               Call Bill (413)446-7458                                                                        frustrating or frightening. I’ll come
                                        noon- 4:30. Free coffee, hot                                                                 Fully Insured • Senior Citizen Discount
Legos, hunting, fishing, stringed                                                                                                                                              to you. Upgrades, set-up, tutoring,       DRS PAINTING & HOME IM-
                                        chocolate,  prizes    for   kids.       CHAIR SEAT WEAVING &
instruments, clothing, books, tools,                                                                                                Contact Jim 413-544-4906                   troubleshooting.          Hardware,       PROVEMENTS One call does it
                                        (413)323-4401.                          refinishing - cane, fiber rush &
& more. We also provide estate
sale services.
                                                                                splint - Classroom instructor, 20 +                       Specializing in                      software. Also setup DVD, Home            all. Free estimates. Best price
                                                  Services                      years experience. Call Walt at                       all phases of carpentry.
                                                                                                                                                                               Theatre, Phones, etc. Monique
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         guaranteed. Lic #168118 Insured
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (413)218-9042      or e-mail us
                                                                                (413)267-9680 for estimate.
or (413)626-8603.                                       *****                                                                        From framing to finish work!                                              
                                                                                CHIMNEY SERVICES: CLEAN-
          Firewood                                                              INGS, caps, dampers, repairs                         No job too big or too small.                       Electrician                      RBZ GENERAL CONTRACTING
                                                                                including masonry and liners. The                  STETSONCARPENTRY@YAHOO.COM                  BILL CAMERLIN. ADDITIONS,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         No home improvement job too
                                                                                best for less!!! Worcester to                                                                                                            small. Snowplowing included. Fast
 2 year seasoned firewood still                                                                                                                                                service changes, small jobs for
                                                                                Pittsfield. 508-245-1501, 413-650-                                                                                                       dependable     service.      Very
   available. Prompt delivery.                                                                                                                                                 homeowners, fire alarms. Fast,
                                                                                0126                                                                                                                                     reasonable rates. Call Rob
    Call now S & K Firewood                                                                                                                                                    dependable, reasonable rates.
        (413)267-3100 OR                                                        COLEMAN APPLIANCE SERV-                                                                                                                  (413)813-9361.
                                                                                                                                                                               Insured, free estimates. E280333.
         1-800-607-5296.                       A CALL WE HAUL                   ICE since 1981. Servicing all                                                                  24 hour emergency service.
                                               Fast Junk Removal                makes and models of washers,                                                                   (413)427-5862.
ALL SEASONED HARDWOOD                           WE TAKE IT ALL                  dryers,   refrigerators, stoves,                                                                                                             House Cleaning
cut, split and delivered. Prompt                   LOAD IT ALL                  dishwashers. For service call                                                                  DEPENDABLE ELECTRICIAN,
delivery.   MC/Visa     Westview                   Lowest Rates                 (413)536-0034.                                                                                 FRIENDLY       service,  installs         YOU NEED YOUR house cleaned
Farms 111 East Hill Road,                Closings, Free Estimates, Attics                                                                                                      deicing cables. Free estimates.           call me. Good price and good
Monson (413)267-9631.                       Cleanouts, Appl, Bsmnts.                                                                                                           Fully insured. Scot Winters               references. Erica (413)505-2954.
                                              Expert demo services                                                                                                             electrician Lic. #13514-B Call
            FIREWOOD                                                                                                                                                           (413)244-7096.
                                         10% disc. All Major CC's accepted
    Fresh cut & split $150.00.
                                          CALL NOW - 1-800-414-0239
                                                                                 Colonial Carpentry Innovations, Inc.
                                                                                       Design & Build Team                                                                     ELECTRICIAN AVAILABLE FOR
  Seasoned cut & split $220.00
           All hardwood.                          (413)283-5030                 “New World Technology with Old World Quality”                                                  industrial,    commercial        and             TRUCK DRIVERS
*Also have seasoned softwood for          WWW.ACALLWEHAUL.COM                                                                              residential jobs of all sizes. 30’ lift              NEEDED
     outdoor boilers (Cheap).                                                              Kitchens • Baths • Doors • Additions                                                service available for hire. Licensed        A & B CDL CLASSES + BUS
 Quality & volumes guaranteed!!                                                         Renovations • Custom Designs • New Homes                                               and fully insured with over 19              Chicopee, Ma (413)592-1500
  New England Forest Products                                                                   Bob (413) 374-6175                                                             years       experience.
                                                                                                                                                                               #20529A Ray Croteau
                                                                                                                                                                                                            License        UNITED TRACTOR TRAILER
                                                                                 lic. & ins.   or Jen (413) 244-5112                                                           413-284-0507.
SEASONED Red & White Oak,
Mixed Hardwood. Cut, split.                   ***A B HAULING AND                DRYWALL        AND    CEILINGS,
Delivered same day. 1,2,3,4 cord             REMOVAL SERVICE***                 plaster repair. Drywall hanging.
loads. Monson (413)657-6143.            Cellars, attics, garages cleaned,       Taping & complete finishing. All
                                        yard debris. Barns, sheds,              ceiling textures. Fully insured.
     Miscellaneous                      demolished. Swimming pools              Jason at Great Walls.
                                        removed. 20 yd. container, truck        (413)563-0487
AVIATION                                available. Cheaper than dumpster        GUTTER CLEANING- DON’T wait
MAINTENANCE/AVIONICS.                   fees and we do all work. Lowest         til you have water damage! Also
GRADUATE in 15 months. FAA              rates.     (413)267-3353,     cell      leaf clean-ups, Tree Work, Snow
approved; financial aid if qualified.   (413)222-8868.                          Removal.      Senior    Discounts
Job placement assistance. Call
                                                                                available (413)221-2113.
National Aviation Academy today!
1-800-292-3228 or                                                       HANDYMAN, REPAIRS, NEW
                                                                                work, tile, ceramic, granite. Make
DISH NETWORK DELIVERS                                                           your project a reality. Call Gil for
more for less. Packages starting at                                             estimate (413)323-0923 licensed,
$24.99/mo.      Local    channels                                               insured.
included! Free HD for life. Free
Blockbuster movies for 3 months.                                                HOME THEATER, AV Tech.
1-800-727-0305.                          **A A CALL – HAUL IT ALL**             (Cert. ISF/HAA). The only Cert.
                                        Cheaper than a dumpster. I do all       Installers in this area. Put in
PROMOTE YOUR PRODUCT,                   the work, cleanouts, attics, cellars,   theater for you or install a Plasma
service or business to 1.7 million      barns, garages and appliance            the right way. Sales, service. 413-
households      throughout    New       removal. 10% discount with this         374-8000, 413-374-8300.
England. Reach 4 million potential      ad. Free Est. 1 (413)596-7286, 1
readers quickly and inexpensively       (866) 517-4285.
with great results. Use the Buy                                                 PAINT AND PAPER Over 25
New England Classified Ad               ACE CHIMNEY SWEEPS. Clean-              years experience. Free estimates.
Network by calling (413)283-8393,       ings, inspections, repairs, caps,       References. Lic #086220. Please Do they         liners, waterproofing, rebuilds.        call Kevin 978-355-6864.
work? You are reading one of our        Gutterbrush Installations. Local        PLUMBING JOBS DONE by fast
ads now!! Visit our website to see      family owned since 1986. HIC            and accurate master plumber.
where your ads run                      #118355. Fully insured. (413)547-       Small jobs welcome. Cheap hourly                   8500.                                   rate. LC9070 Paul 413-323-5897.
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      Landscaping                        Landscaping                  Landscaping                                 Painting                            Snow Removal                                          Pets
                                                                        A-PERFECT LAWN                  PAINTING & STAINING. Interior             COMMERCIAL- RESIDENTIAL                     GOLDEN DOODLE PUPPIES
                                                               Spring and Fall cleanups, weekly,        & exterior. House power washing.          CONTACT Mike @ Ovation                      (F1B) seeking home for the
                                                               bi-weekly     mowing,     mulching-      Large or small jobs. Quality work         Property Maintenance (413)530-              holidays. These fun-loving, loyal
 Fall clean-ups, bobcat service,
                                                               landscape design, new lawn               at affordable prices. Low prices for      6595.                                       teddy bears will make a great
 landscape construction, Storm
                                                               installs, overseeding, tree cutting      Ranch style houses. Rudy                                                              addition to your family, $900. Call
 clean-up, tree removal, wood                                                                                                                      DEVENO         LANDSCAPING-
                                                               & pruning, lots cleared heavy            (413)262-4007.                                                                        (603)352-6398.
 chipping, shrub trimming, week                                                                                                                    SNOW plowing, parking lots
                                                               equipment,       drainage       are
 by    week,    lawn    mowing.
 Commercial, Residential Call
                                                               specialties, new patios, sidewalks,               Plumbing                          and driveways. Commercial,                       RETIRED RACING
                                                               retaining walls. We use no                                                          Residential.(413)746-9065,                   GREYHOUNDS AVAILABLE
 (413)746-9065, (413)657-9293.                                                                          ALL PLUMBING REPAIRS AND
                                                               subcontractors. Free estimates.                                                     (413)657-9293.                                    FOR ADOPTION
                                                                                                        INSTALLATIONS No job too
                                                               Our customers are our only                                                                                                       spayed/neutered, wormed,
                                                                                                        small. 30 years experience.
                                                               competition. Give us a call,                                                           HANDYMAN SERVICES                         shots, heartworm checked,
                                                                                                        Master plumber LIC. NO. 10338.
                                                               coming home will never feel so                                                             One call does it all                         teeth cleaned
                                                                                                        Call Rick (413)533-3109.
                                                               good 413-283-lawn(5296)                                                                      Storm Clean-up                        Greyhound Options Inc
                                                                                                        GREG LAFOUNTAIN PLUMBING                              Remodeling,
                                                               TRACTOR FOR HIRE                         & Heating. Lic #19196 Repairs &                      Roof Repairs,                    Bumblebee – 2 y.o. brindle
                                                               •Backhoe/ loader                         Replacement of fixtures, water                        Excavating                      female, came with her sister

                                                               •Brushhogging and field mowing           heater installations, steam/HW              Fully insured. Free estimates.            Ladybug, fun-loving, likes toys,
                                                               •Specializing in medium and small        boiler replacement. Kitchen & Bath                 Reasonable rates                   very friendly, seems to be cat safe
                                                               jobs                                     remodeling. 30 years experience.                 cell (413)668-6685.
     Construction & Remodeling                                 •Low hourly rates- 7 days per            Fully insured. $10. Gas Card With                                                     Nikki – 2 year old brindle female,
                                                               week                                     Work Performed. Call Greg                         Tree Work                           listens well, loves attention, likes

                                                               SCREENED LOAM                            (413)592-1505.                                                                        other dogs, walks well on leash,
                                                               •Special- Delivered and Spread                                                     AFFORDABLE STUMP GRIND-                     wonderful personality, does not
                                                                                                        LINC’S PLUMBING LIC #J27222
                                                               $28/yd (15 yd minimum)                                                             ING. Fast, dependable service.              seem to be cat safe
                                                                                                             Products That Assist
                                                               Delivery only- call for price                                                      Free estimates. Fully insured. Call
            From $3.49 sq. ft.                                 •2-25 yd loads
                                                                                                           ELDERLY and DISABLED
                                                                                                                                                  Joe Sablack. 1-413-436-9821 Cell            Pam – 2 year old brindle female,
                                                                                                              Satisfy Your Needs
     Strip & Install - Start to Finish                         •Volume discounts
                                                                                                          IMPROVE YOUR COMFORT                                                                very puppyish, a real Velcro dog,
                                                                                                                                                                                              would do well in a home with a
                                                                                                             IMPROVE YOUR LIFE                    KEN’S TREE SERVICE AND
       2 Rows Ice & Water Barrier                                                                               (413)668-5299                     LAND CLEARING. We also do                   mature Greyhound who she could
                                                                                                                                                  Landscaping/ stonework. Fully               learn from and play with, needs a
          Architectural Shingles                                                                                   Roofing                        insured. Free Estimate. Cordwood            fenced-in yard, does not seem to
                                                                                                                                                  available.         (413)436-7262,           be small animal safe
           Enhanced Limited                                                                             A HOLE IN your roof to a Whole
           Lifetime Warranty                                        Legal Services                      New Roof! Specializing in hard to
                                                                                                        find leaks. Call N.P. Home                      STUMP GRINDING
                                                                                                                                                                                              Tina – 3 y.o. red female, sweet,
                                                                                                                                                                                              small, very friendly, does not seem
                                                                   NEED A GOOD LAWYER?                  Improvements for your roofing                FAST Service, Best Prices                to be cat safe
      100% Satisfaction Guarantee                              Attorney Kevin Jourdain can help!        needs. Storm damage experts.                888-41STUMP/413-289-1524
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                                                                                                                                                                                              Call Mary (413) 566-3129 or
                                                                                                                                                                                              Claire (413) 967-9088.
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                                                                                                        ON ITS WAY. Call Local Bldrs.
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              Call Jeremy                                      Consultation. (413)539-8000.
                                                                                                        for removing snow off your roof
                                                                                                        and all your roofing needs.
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            Horses                            Help Wanted                            Real Estate                           Real Estate                                 For Rent                            Commercial Rentals
 BARN DAYS AT Independence              POTTERY TEACHER WANTED:
 Stable Horsemanship program              WE SEEK RESPONSIBLE
 12/26-12/30.    (413)284-0371          AND RELIABLE TEACHER FOR          DAY AND EVENING POTTERY                                                                                                FOR RENT
                                        CLASSES IN EXCHANGE FOR
 offered year round at our state of       FOR MORE INFO. PLEASE
 the art facility. Beginner to             CONTACT JULIET ROSE                                                          TOOMEY-LOVETT                       All real estate advertising in this
 advanced. Ages 4 years to adult.           GALLERY & STUDIO.                                                             109 West St.                      newspaper is subject to the Federal
 Boarding, sales and leasing also              413-596-9741.                                                             Ware, MA 01082                     Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes
 available. Convenient location at                                                                                                                          it illegal to advertise any preference,              WAREHOUSE/MFG
 Orion Farm in South Hadley.            THE BOARD OF Public Works is            “INDEPENDENT, LOCALLY                limitation or discrimination based on                SPACE FOR LEASE
                                        accepting applications for a PW-2         OWNED SINCE 1958”                                                         race, color, religion, sex, handicap,                  PALMER, MASS.
                                        Light Equipment Operator in the
                                                                                                                          413-967-6326                      familial status (number of children and                                                                                                                                                                                          12,000-80,000 SQ. FT. 21'
                                        Town of Ludlow, Department of                                 SCAN                800-486-2121                      or pregnancy), national origin, ancestry,
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Stud, T/B Secured Loading
                                                                                                                                                            age, marital status, or any intention to
 LEARN TO RIDE, Jump, Show!             Public    Works.    This    is  a                            THE QR        NEW LISTINGS*                            make any such preference, limitation or               Heavy Electric Power
                                        permanent, full-time position, 40
 Tiny Trotters Program. Licensed                                                                      CODE                                                  discrimination.                                         1 Mile from I-90
                                        hours per week. It involves the                                                                                                                                       GBI Real Estate Palmer, Ma
 instructors.   Excellent   school
                                        operation of various trucks, light                             FOR         *WARE: Large Contemporary                This newspaper will not knowingly accept
                                                                                                                                                            any advertising for real estate that is in                413-348-9335
 horses-      ponies.     Boarding,                                                                                Ranch with beautiful view. Three
 Training, Leases. (860)668-1656,       equipment and manual operation                                MORE         bedrooms set away from living
                                                                                                                                                            violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
 (860)668-9990                          duties. Applicants must possess a                             INFO!        space, family room in lower level.
                                                                                                                                                            informed that all dwellings advertising in
                                        CDL Class B license. Applications                                                                                   this newspaper are available on an equal                                                                                                 Located on cul de sac of similar         opportunity basis. To complain about
                                        are available 9:00 am to 4:00 pm                                                                                                                                      Vacation Rentals
       Help Wanted                      at 198 Sportsmen’s Road and will
                                        be accepted until December 28,
                                                                               "FROM OUR TOWN                      homes. $195,000

                                                                                                                   *NORTH          BROOKFIELD:
                                                                                                                                                            discrimination call The Department of
                                                                                                                                                            Housing and Urban Development “ HUD”
                                                                                                                                                            toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. For the N.E.      FOR RENT: ONE week at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                           largest timeshare in the world.
 $1,000 SIGN-ON BONUS for
 highly skilled A-techs. $45k+$55k
 yearly compensation, plus 401(k)
                                        2011. EOE/AA
                                                                                TO YOUR TOWN...                    Gorgeous views come with this
                                                                                                                   three bedroom Chalet home, near
                                                                                                                                                            area, call HUD at 617-565-5308. The toll
                                                                                                                                                            free number for the hearing impaired is
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Orange Lake is right next to
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Disney and has many amenities
                                        THE BOARD OF Public Works is
 plan with 4% match, health plan
 contribution, short-term disability,
                                        accepting applications for a PW-3
                                        Heavy Equipment Operator in the
                                                                                  OUR AGENTS                       town,   many updates, multiple
                                                                                                                   decks, walk out basement.
                                                                                                                   $179,000                                LUDLOW 4 ROOM TOWN-
                                                                                                                                                                                                           including golf, tennis, and a water
                                                                                                                                                                                                           park. Weeks available are Feb. 26
 and accident insurance. 43-hour
 average work week - no
                                        Town of Ludlow, Department of
                                        Public Works.         This is a        HAVE IT COVERED!"                   BROOKFIELD: Stunning Colonial,
                                                                                                                                                           HOUSE apt. w/2 bdrms, 1.5 baths,
                                                                                                                                                           central A/C, gas heat, stove &
                                                                                                                                                                                                           to Mar. 4 & Mar. 4 to Mar. 11,
                                                                                                                                                                                                           2012. (Sun. to Sun.) $850
                                                                                                                                                                                                           inclusive.                   Email:
 weekends. 6 paid holidays, 2           permanent, full-time position, 40
 weeks paid vacation after 1 year.
 Must be quality minded, have own
                                        hours per week. It involves the
                                        operation of various trucks, heavy
                                                                                  CALL TODAY!                      open floor plan, 3 bedrooms, huge
                                                                                                                   master suite, step saving kitchen
                                                                                                                                                           refrig. $900 monthly rent plus
                                                                                                                                                           utilities. No pets or waterbeds.
                                                                                                                                                           First, last and security deposit

                                                                                                                   makes cooking simple, private                                                           WARM WEATHER IS year round
 tools and ready to go to work. Call    equipment and manual operation                                                                                     required.     (413)583-3097   or
                                                                                                                   deck off the back, walk out                                                             in Aruba. The water is safe, and
 413-786-3574 or come by to             duties. Applicants must possess a                                                                                  (413)583-6424.
                                                                                                                   basement      ready    to   finish.                                                     the dining is fantastic. Walk out to
 complete an application at             CDL Class B license and a 2B
                                                                                                                   $269,900                                MONSON: SMALL 1 bedroom,                        the beach. 3-bedroom, weeks
 Langonet Auto Body & Frame, 61         Hoisting     Engineers     license.
                                                                                                                                                           1st floor, appliances, washer,                  available in May 2012 and more.
 Ramah Circle S, Agawam MA              Applications are available 9:00 am
                                                                                                                   Candy Smith          413-348-9289       dryer included. $575 + utilities 1st,           Sleeps      8.    $3500.     Email:
 01001                                  to 4:00 pm at 198 Sportsmen’s
                                                                                                                   Dorrinda                                last required (413)267-0246.           for more
                                        Road and will be accepted until
        AIDES- CNA/HHA                                                                                             O’Keefe-Shea         978-434-1990                                                       information.
                                        December 28, 2011. EOE/AA                                                                                          PALMER 4 RM, 1 BR, office.
   Homecare Positions Available                                                                                    Glen Moulton         413-967-5463
                                                                                                                                                           Renovated, new windows. Free
      Immediate Openings                                                                                           Ruth Vadnais         413-967-6326
          Flexible Hours
                                        THE REWARDS ARE ENDLESS-
                                        become a Foster Parent! Call
                                                                                                                   Jill Stolgitis       413-477-8780
                                                                                                                                                           heat, HW, Appliances. $785 No
                                                                                                                                                           Pets. No Smoking (508)637-1520,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Auto For Sale
        Insurance Benefit                                                                                          Shalene
                                        today to learn about working with                                                                                  (860)658-2101                                   VANS-VANS-VANS
           Paid Vacation                                                                                           Friedhaber           413-593-6656
                                        children and adolescents with                                                                                      PALMER ONE BEDROOM apt.,                        00 Montana $1,850
     Mileage Reimbursement                                                                                         Cindy St. George     413-967-3012
                                        special emotional needs. $350                                                                                      convenient location, hot water                  01 Venture $2,350
          Referral Bonus                                                                                           Janis Quattrocelli   413-250-1639
                                        weekly tax free stipend. Sign on                                                                                   included. No pets. $495/mo                      99 Windstar $2,350
       Call Visiting Angels             bonus. Call Devereux Therapeutic                                                                                                                                   98 Quest $2,350
                                                                                                                                                           (413)596-6286 or (413)289-9442.
          (413)568-7960                 Foster Care at 413-734-2493. See       Cathy Hayward      Pat Gillen            Mobile Homes                                                                       97 Odyssey $2,750
                                                                               323-7295 x116    323-7295 x117                                              PALMER       THREE     RIVERS.
                                        us on Facebook!                                                                                                                                                    96 Chev Custom $1,850
 AVON FREE ONLINE training.                                                                                        CHICOPEE BEHIND HU KE LAU               Country Manor apartments, 1                     97 Town & Country $2,950
 Option to sign up online. Up to                                                                                   Park’s Best, 12’x67’ $50’s. 2           bdrm, $630, 2 bdrm, $730 month.                 96 Lumina $1,650
 50%     profit. 1-800-258-1815.               Real Estate                                                         bedrooms, air, rubber roof,
                                                                                                                   appliances, porch, double oven,
                                                                                                                                                           All units renov. w/disposal,                    03 Windstar $2,950                                                                                                                                            dishwashers, microwave, elec.                   99 Chev Work Van $2,500
                                                                                                                   center island, alarm system.            range, carpets. Parking, fishing                97 Astro B.O.
 BABY-SITTER         WANTED      in                                                                                DASAP (413)593-9961.                    and playground. Cats okay. Call                 R.P. Auto, Palmer (413)289-1537.
 Hampden for 6 year old girl with                                                                                                                          413-283-9472.
 special       needs.       Monday,                                              Christopher        Janise         DASAP MOBILE HOMES Sales
                                                                                    Bloom        Fitzpatrick       View all our new and used homes         PALMER. 4 BR eat-in kitchen,
 Wednesday, Friday after school,
 weekend mornings and afternoons
                                                                                323-6356 x103   323-7295 x119      at           pantry, yard. Pet OK, off-street                     Autos Wanted
                                                                                                                   (413)593-9961. Servicing all of         parking. $1,100 a month (413)883-
 all available. Will adjust to meet                                                                                                                        3729 or (781)235-1739
                                                                                                                   Western Mass.                                                                           $$$ AUTOS WANTED TOP Dollar
 your schedule. Please call Luanne                  REAL ESTATE
                                                                                                                                                           PALMER. LG. STUDIO. Laundry                     paid for your unwanted cars,
 (413)566-3027.                                     ASSOCIATES
                                                                                                                             For Rent                      on premises, off-street parking,                trucks, vans, big and small,
                                                                                                                                                           w/w carpeting, quiet, convenient                running or not. Call 413-534-5400.
                                                                                                                                                           location. (413)454-1201.                        AAAA** DONATION: Donate your
                                                                                                                                                           PALMER/         BONDSVILLE        2             car, boat, or real estate. IRS tax
                                               JILL A. GRAVEL, BROKER           Cheryl Dutton   Reggie Maxon
                                                                                                                                                                                                           deductible. Free pick-up/tow any
                                                                                323-6356 x104   323-7295 x109                                              BEDROOM 4 unit house. $835
                                           See thousands of homes                                                                                          utilities included. Own laundry                 model/condition.              Help
                                                    for sale                                                                                               room, storage room, deck,                       underprivileged children. Outreach
                                                24 hours a day                                                                                             backyard, pond, quiet location. Pet             Center 800-883-6399.
 CALL CENTER REPS Great temp                   7 days a week at                                                                                            ok. 5 minutes to MA Pike.                       CASH FOR CARS: Any           make,
 to hire positions with a growing                                                ALL REAL ESTATE advertised              (413)977-6044.
                                                                                                                   herein is subject to the Federal                                                        model or year. We pay         more!
 company! $10-$11 per hour.                                                                                                                                PALMER’S NEWEST LUXURY                          Running or not. Sell your    car or
 Apply at                                                                                                          Fair Housing Act, which makes it
                                            Thinking of selling?                                                                                           apts, 1 and 2 bedrooms, large                   truck today. Free towing!   Instant                                                                                           illegal    to      advertise    “any
                                             Call us today for a                 John Peetz       Lisa Fijal                                               living room, spacious bedrooms                  offer: 1-800-871-0654.
 EOE/AA                                                                                                            preference,        limitation,     or
                                           no cost, no obligation               323-7295 x118   323-7295 x107                                              w/w. Fridge, range, oak cabinets,
                                                                                                                   discrimination because of race,                                                         DONATE YOUR CAR, truck or
                                              market value on                                                      color, religion, sex, handicap,         off street parking, security lights,
 COMPUTER            OPERATOR.                                                                                                                                                                             SUV to the Childhood Leukemia
                                                your home!                                                         familial status, or national origin,    tenants laundry. 1-413-283-8673.
 KNOWLEDGE of Quark and                                                                                                                                                                                    Foundation today. Tax Deductible,
 Photoshop, Mac, for local printing                                                                                or intention to make any such           THORNDIKE 3 BR, $950/ month                     FREE towing and fast, easy
 company (800)245-3145.                                                                                            preference,        limitation,     or   heat included. Stove, refrigerator.             process. Call 1-877-754-3227 or
                                                                                                                   discrimination.” We will not            1st, last, security, credit check. No           visit
 DRIVERS: START UP to $.41/mi.                                                                                     knowingly accept any advertising        Pets.      Available    immediately.
 Home Weekly or Bi-Weekly. CDL-                                                                                    for real estate which is in violation   (413)246-0161.                                  DONATE YOUR VEHICLE LOVE
                                                                               Robin Harnois      Jim Potter                                                                                               IN THE NAME OF CHRIST. Free
 A 6 mos. OTR exp. Req.                                                        323-6356 x112    323-7295 x105      of the law. All persons are hereby      WILBRAHAM CENTER A Freshly
 Equipment you’ll be proud to drive!                                                                               informed      that    all   dwellings                                                   towing & non-runners accepted.
                                                                                                                                                           Decorated 3 Room 1 Bedroom                      800-549-2791. Help Us Transform
 (888)247-4037                                                                                                     advertised are available on an          Apartment. Range, Refrigerator,
                                                                                                                   equal opportunity basis.                                                                Lives In The Name Of Christ.
                                                                                                                                                           Laundry Room, Heat, Utilities,
 NANNY/BABYSITTER: WANTED                                                                                                                                                                                  SELL YOUR CAR, truck or SUV
                                                                                                                                                           Deck and Patio with a Gas Grill,
 TO care for 18 month old twins in
 our home. Tuesday - Friday 3 -             From our Homes                                                         CHICOPEE FALLS 1 BR, second
                                                                                                                   floor. Heat, hot water included.
                                                                                                                                                           Rubbish Removal and off-street
                                                                                                                                                           parking included. A short walk to
                                                                                                                                                                                                           today. All 50 states, fast pick-up
                                                                                                                                                                                                           and payment. Any condition, make
 7pm. Must be mature, responsible                                                                                  Non-smoking. $650/ mo + first,                                                          or model. Call now 1-877-818-
                                                                                                                                                           the Village Store, Drug Store, 2
 and reliable. Must have own
 transportation. Special needs
                                                To Yours                        Peter Roberts
                                                                                323-7295 x114
                                                                                                 Jean Broom
                                                                                                323-7295 x108
                                                                                                                   last. (413)592-7525.                    Banks and an ATM, Library,                      8848.
                                                                                                                                                           Cleaners, Service Station, Beauty
 experience a plus. Please call                                                                                    MONSON/PALMER: 2-STORY 3
 413-237-8374.                              Seasons Greetings!                 Jones Group Realtors                Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Kitchen with
                                                                                                                                                           Parlor, Dentist and there is PVA
                                                                                                                                                           Bus. I'm looking for a neat, clean,
                                                                                                                   refrigerator, stove & dishwasher,
                                                                                   Amherst 413-549-3700            Dining Room, Living Room and
                                                                                                                                                           quiet non-smoker with no pets
                                                 In lieu of                     Belchertown 323-7295               private basement. Oil heat, electric
                                                                                                                                                           who pays their rent on time.
                                                                                                                                                           FLANNERY CO. (413)596-9982
                                              Holiday Cards                     Northampton 413-585-0400           stove. Washer and electric dryer
                                           a donation has been                          hookups in pantry area off kitchen.
                                                                                                                   Shared      backyard.       Private
                                                 made to                                                           driveway. $950/month includes
                                             Shriners Hospital                                                     water bill & trash pickup.                  Don’t Forget
 PALMER COMPANY IS seeking                                                                                         Available December 1st. First,
 qualified Machine Operator’s for a       Evenings call:                                                           Last & $500 Security Deposit
                                                                                                                                                                The Deadline
 3rd shift position at $9.50/hour.
                                          COURTNEY SHAW      413-289-4450
                                                                                                                   required ($2400) to move in. One-             for Classified
 The ideal candidate will have at                            413-668-8190     LUDLOW 3 BEDROOM RAISED              year lease that converts to month-
 least 3 years manufacturing
                                          MERRIE BROWN
                                          KAYE BOOTHMAN      413-477-6624     Ranch, centrally located, security   to-month lease after 1 year. Pets          Advertising is Friday
 experience. This is a great temp to      VALARIE WILLIAMS   413-658-5471     system, central air, sprinkler       negotiable! Credit check &
 hire opportunity for the right           TINA BURKE         978-434-6000
                                                                              system, 2 car garage. $240,000       background check is required.                   at noon!
                                          JILL GRAVEL        413-364-7353
 candidate! Please email resumes                                              (413)589-0677.                       Call 413-583-3500 to request a
 to                                                                                     viewing.
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                                                                                  Reminder                                                                         December 16, 2011

Massachusetts Open Checkbook launched
Transparency website marks major                                  The Open Checkbook provides payment details for
                                                              over 50,800 vendors, identifying who was paid, how
                                                                                                                            Executive Office of Education, etc.)
                                                                                                                                • Most Agencies within Massachusetts Department
milestone in state                                            much was paid, which state entity made the payment
                                                              and the purpose of the payment. In addition to showcas-
                                                                                                                            of Transportation (Registry, Highways, Aeronautics,
                                                                                                                            Merit Rating Board)
government accountability                                     ing a breakdown of state vendor payments, which can be
                                                              searched by vendor name, department, or spending cate-
                                                                                                                                 What is not included:
                                                                                                                                • Summary information or protected data - Child
    REGION - In a display of unprecedented commit-            gory, the website also provides state government payroll      Support, Lottery winnings, Debt Service, Retiree
ment to government transparency, State Treasurer              and pension information. While the vendor details are         healthcare, client names, etc.
Steven Grossman, Administration & Finance Secretary           updated every night, the payroll and pension figures are          • Agencies which do not receive direct appropria-
Jay Gonzalez, and Comptroller Martin J. Benison               updated every two weeks and every month, respective-          tions within the state budget:
announced the unveiling of the Massachusetts Open             ly.                                                               • Quasi-public agencies – MassDevelopment,
Checkbook. The user friendly website, which can be                “Open Checkbook is an important next step in provid-      MassHousing, Convention Center Authority,
found at, represents a             ing the public with an unveiled eye into state government     Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, Regional
collaborative effort across state government to post the      and how it works,” Senate President Therese Murray said.      Transit Authorities, education collaboratives, regional
Commonwealth’s expenses online.                               “It continues to be our priority to support and engage in a   planning commissions.
    "We are committed to making government accessi-           two-way conversation with our constituents and residents          • Local Governments – Cities and Towns
ble and accountable to the people it serves, and Open         across the Commonwealth and this new website fully sup-           • Portions of Massachusetts Department of
Checkbook is part of that commitment," said Governor          ports our efforts for increased transparency in the Senate    Transportation that have not previously spent through
Deval Patrick. "This website provides an easy way to          and throughout the Legislature.”                              MMARS (Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority,
keep track of the different ways the government invests           “Open Checkbook brings a new level of transparen-         Massport)
the public's money."                                          cy to government operations,” House Speaker Robert                • Spending from tuition and fees collected and
    As part of the state’s Fiscal Year 2011 Budget, the       A. DeLeo said. “This website will provide the public          retained by the University of Massachusetts, state uni-
legislature passed and the governor signed into law new       with easy access to information about government              versities and community colleges
transparency guidelines, which include the develop-           spending.”                                                        Several local advocacy groups and research organiza-
ment of an online searchable database for state spend-            The Open Checkbook provides a record amount of            tions played an active role in helping to improve the
ing. The Open Checkbook is based on the approach              online information regarding the state’s finances, repre-     usability of the Open Checkbook. Staff members from
and technology piloted in the Massachusetts Recovery          senting over 5 million records of actual data. However,       MASSPIRG, Common Cause, the Massachusetts
and Reinvestment Office website. Treasurer Grossman           the information included in the open checkbook pri-           Budget and Policy Center, the Pioneer Institute, and
also pledged throughout his campaign that he would            marily focuses on the money that goes through the             the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation all provided
work with his counterparts in state government to make        state’s online accounting system, also known as               feedback during the design of the website, much of
sure that the people of the Commonwealth had access to        MMARS. Information that does not go through                   which was incorporated into the final product.
an online searchable database of the Commonwealth’s           MMARS, summary payments, and protected data                       “The ability to see how government uses the public
finances.                                                     (such as the names of clients) are not included in this       purse is fundamental to democracy,” said Deirdre
    “Every citizen has the right to know where and how        phase of the Open Checkbook. While protected data             Cummings, Legislative Director for MASSPIRG. “In
their hard earned tax-payer dollars are being spent,” said    will always remain confidential, it is expected that          an age when people use information primarily online
Treasurer Steven Grossman. “I am proud of the work            summary payments and payments from quasi-public               and expect to have it at their fingertips, this website
that we have all done to make this website a reality and      agencies and municipalities, will be made available in        gives Baystaters a reason to feel more confident about
to honor my commitment to the electorate. We are opti-        future phases of the site.                                    their government.”
mistic that the Open Checkbook will allow individuals             The following lists provide an idea of what is and            “We are glad that Massachusetts is joining other
to become more fully engaged regarding how their gov-         what is not included in this phase.                           states around the nation to make state spending infor-
ernment operates.”                                                 What is included:                                        mation more available to the public,” said Pioneer
    “The Patrick-Murray Administration has been com-              • 1. All state agencies that are funded via the state     Institute Executive Director James Stergios. “There is
mitted to rebuilding the public’s trust is government by      budget                                                        still some ground to be made up, but this is a solid first
making government more transparent and accessible to              • 1. Judiciary – courts and departments                   step toward public transparency.”
taxpayers,” said Secretary of Administration and                  • Legislature                                                 "Open Checkbook will give Massachusetts citizens a
Finance Jay Gonzalez. “Open Checkbook is one more                 • Constitutional Officers (Governor, Treasurer,           powerful new lens with which to view their govern-
step toward that end, making an unprecedented amount          Auditor, Attorney General, Secretary of State)                ment in action,” said Pam Wilmot, executive director
of information available to the public in a way that they         • Independent agencies, boards and commissions –          of Common Cause Massachusetts. “Check-book level
can both understand and use to hold government                Library Commissioners, Comptroller, Campaign                  detail of government expenditures is critical to citizens'
accountable.”                                                 Finance, Ethics, Massachusetts Commission Against             ability to hold government accountable. We applaud
    “Part of the Comptroller’s mission is to provide infor-   Discrimination, Inspector General, etc.                       this effort to strengthen transparency and to bring
mation to the public,” said Comptroller Benison. “I hope          • District Attorneys (with the exception of FY10          Massachusetts more fully into the digital age.”
the public finds that this furthers a deeper understanding    and FY11)                                                         “In a democracy the budget is how people, through
of how the Commonwealth serves it citizens and the dif-           • Sheriffs                                                our representative, make decisions about things that we
ficult choices faced in allocating scarce Commonwealth            • Agencies within Executive Branch secretariats           all need and pay for together: quality schools, roads and
resource to deliver services to our fellow citizens.”         (Executive Office of Administration and Finance,              bridges, public safety, a safety net, parks, playgrounds,
                                                                                                                            libraries, courts, and the environmental agencies that
                                                                                                                            protect our air and water. This new tool will empower
                                                                                                                            active citizens to help make sure that our tax dollars
                                                                                                                            achieving our goals and that our government is operat-
                                                                                                                            ing efficiently and effectively,” said Massachusetts
                                                                                                                            Budget and Policy Center President Noah Berger.

                                                                                                                            Town to update open
                                                                                                                            space, recreation plan
                                                                                                                            Directs residents to online survey
                                                                                                                                SOUTH HADLEY - As a follow-up to adoption of
                                                                                                                            the new Master Plan in 2010, the town created an
                                                                                                                            Open Space Committee whose primary role is devel-
                                                                                                                            opment and management of the town’s Open Space
                                                                                                                            and Recreation Plan in accordance with the town’s
                                                                                                                            Master Plan. Appointed earlier this year, the six resi-
                                                                                                                            dents on this committee have begun the process of
                                                                                                                            updating the town’s 2007-2012 Open Space and
                                                                                                                            Recreation Plan to identify and plan for its recreation-
                                                                                                                            al facility and open space needs.
                                                                                                                                The Open Space and Recreation Plan helps to min-
                                                                                                                            imize the cost of protecting open space and developing
                                                                                                                            recreational facilities by making the town eligible for
                                                                                                                            various State grants. The redevelopment of the
                                                                                                                            Beachgrounds Park is example of how the State funds
                                                                                                                            can be helpful.
                                                                                                                                The first step in this process is to find out what the
                                                                                                                            community wants. The committee is planning a variety
                                                                                                                            of means including a survey and a public forum. The full
                                                                                                                            length survey may be downloaded from the Open Space
                                                                                                                            Committee’s page on the town’s website, www.south-
                                                                                                                   or picked up at the public library, senior center,
                                                                                                                            or the Planning Office in town hall. Residents may either
                                                                                                                            email responses to, or fill out
                                                                                                                            the form and return to the South Hadley Planning Board
                                                                                                                            office. All responses are needed by Dec. 31.

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