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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com 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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Reminder December 16, 2011
Santa’s Land a weekend wonderland
This Week Open for visits until
• LOCAL NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . .2
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
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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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
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
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REFUSE & RECYCLING COLLECTION SCHEDULE
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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.
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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 www.pmc.org. Beautifully maintained 4 BR, 2.5
ba, Contemporary. LR, DR, kitch.
Open to elevated deck w/privacy,
‘Tellebration:’ A celebration of storytelling
SOUTH HADLEY - $625,000.
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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
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 baker-waite.com
Melanson told stories at the Senior Center. Organizer Dr. Gail Herman of South Hadley story about her abandonment in China, her or at RAVP.com
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
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Letters to the editor
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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.
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 (www.leevalley.com). 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? email@example.com with “Gardening
mere light meters, by totaling the amount Try using this device in a cold frame, porch or Question” in the subject line.
DIRECTOR Back in Time Commentary
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Yvonne Pesce, in the article, “Safety Night survey
call (413) 536-5333. shows drop in most bullying levels."
December 16, 2011 TOWN●
Local historian gives talk on JFK assassination Where to find your
BY MIKE LYDICK
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
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
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
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 aplayers.org. Music Series. 413-584-3009 ext. 812 or arcadia@mas-
parking lot. Save any Styrofoam and plastic saudubon.org.
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 www.HolyokeStPatricksParade.com. 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 hadleyrecreation.org. 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 email@example.com 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 chorale.org or call 533-3833.
December 16, 2011 TOWN●
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
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
view locations in Northampton, occurred last year. But with the way No Itch – Green Farm
Greenfield, Ware and Orange or at his things are going so far, it’s not likely this
or her local Council on Aging group, would happen again. “We don’t know,” NO ANIMALS ARE HARMED FOR PRODUCTS
which works in conjunction with she said.
Community Action. Once an account
has been established, a homeowner need
Wright can be contacted at the
South Hadley Council on Aging by call- Owl Acres Alpacas, LLC
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 tion.us.
taken 485 new applicants from South For more information about Fuel
Hadley to date this heating season. Of Assistance eligibility, visit www.massre- Find us online at www.Facebook.com/TownReminder
those 485 applications, 191 were certi- sources.org
fied as eligible. Of the 191 eligible appli- and click
cant households, 119 have an elder, and “Energy and
13 have a child under six years old.
A greater need will now be serviced
with fewer funds. In FY 2010-11, more
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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
"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,
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
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
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churches join to wish
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December 16, 2011 TOWN●
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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Reminder December 16, 2011
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
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.
Jackie Doyle and
are addressed by
a member of the
Old Guard at
classmates in the
Ceremony at the
Tomb of the
Students toured history museums.
Students find South Hadley Veterans on the Vietnam Wall
December 16, 2011 TOWN●
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 www.mass.gov/masswildlife 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.
this Christmas –
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
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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
the lights autographed
Youth from the Granby Music program at
the East Meadow and Granby Junior Christmas
Senior High School lead the assembled Coloring Book.
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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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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
Hoagland came up big again with
offering co-ed volleyball through
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.
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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
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MacDuffie players, Vitor Campos players to pull together as a team
(2012), of Brazil, and Jeff Marvel and head to the championship. www.turley.com
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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 www.belchertownlacrosse.org.
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
ROUNDUP • Continued from Page 14
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-
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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. www.redcross.org/training 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 www.redcross.org or join Health.
able, someone should cough or sneeze frightful, heat the home safely. Never our blog at http://masslive.com/red-cross- 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 baystatehealth.org.
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.
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 seniornetsh.org.
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: email@example.com 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.
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People who usually say they
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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.
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
Loss System at
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 baystatehealth.org. patriotic events throughout the area.
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 www.projectbread.org/sta-
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 www.projectbread.org.
SERVICE DIRECTORY t o w n - r e m i n d e r @ t o w n - r e m i n d e r. c o m • 4 1 3 - 5 3 6 - 5 3 3 3
Appliance Repair General Services Home Improvement Lawn & Garden Snowplowing Tree Services
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U.S. School of Professional Lot Clearing, Retaining Walls,
HALL FOR RENT Rubbish removed. D&S Mowing, Pruning,
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Call Steve Cavagnac Tree removal, trimming, Stump Grinding, Irrigation.
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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 www.mass.gov/opencheckbook, 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-
hadley.org or picked up at the public library, senior center,
or the Planning Office in town hall. Residents may either
email responses to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out
the form and return to the South Hadley Planning Board
office. All responses are needed by Dec. 31.