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Volume 5, Number 16               – 24 Pages                                                                                                                                          Thursday, December 15, 2011

Residents, officials blast National Grid
             Call for investigation into tree cutting practices                                                                                                                “We recognize the frustration many of
                                                                                                                                                                            you have experienced during the restoration
                                                                                                                                                                            process and I want to assure you that we are
                  -REGION -                               into efforts to restore power by Massachu-                  reorganization caused a reduction in line             working on improving in all aspects of storm
                                                          setts ’ electric companies following Oct.                   workforce and that increased tree trimming            response,” Reed said.
          By Jennifer Grybowski                           29 Nor’easter. At the peak, about 200,000                   ahead of time would have changed the out-                State Sen. Stephen Brewer (D-Barre)
          Turley Publications Reporter                    homes were without power across the com-                    come. Reed said plans to better serve their           took the stand next, saying nearly his whole
                                                          monwealth.                                                  customers include installing GPS devices on           district was without power.

       bout 50 local residents, officials and                  The meeting began with comments by                      contractor vehicles to better improve commu-             “I know what a big deal this storm was,”
       community leaders crammed into the                 Marcy Reed, president of National Grid                      nication, keeping in touch with local officials        Brewer said. “This was life and death for
       banquet hall at the Brookfield Town                 (NG) in Massachusetts. She called the storm                 year-round regarding important information,           people. People are angry. There are a lot of
Hall Tuesday night, and boy were they mad.                “historic” and “catastrophic” and said NG                   improving the mutual aid system, finding a             people now who don’t trust the utilities.”
The crowd turned out for the fourth in five                began preparing Wednesday for a Saturday                    way to better assess outages and improving
hearings held by the state’s Department of                hit. She then addressed what she called mis-                logistics plans of how the house and feed out-
Public Utilities (DPU) into investigation                                                                                                                                              See STORM I PAGE 7
                                                          conceptions: That NG’s recent management                    side crews.

                                                                                                                                                                           Storm damage
                                                                                                            No snow,                                                       costs could

                                                                                                          no problem                                                       total $750,000
                                                                                                                                                                                          - WARREN -

                                                                                                                                                                                         By Cristy Bertini

                                                                                                                                                                                  electman Robert Souza, Jr. reported
                                                                                                                                                                                  to the board Tuesday that as of Dec.
                                                                                                                                                                                  13, AshBritt Disaster Recovery and
                                                                                                                                                                           Environmental Services, Inc. and O’Brien’s
                                                                                                                                                                           Response Management, Inc. have completed
                                                                                                                                                                           their tree work in town.
                                                                                                                                                                              “They have fulfilled their part of the tree and
                                                                                                                                                                           hanger work that was a major safety hazard,”
                                                                                                                                                                           Souza said. “I’m working with the tree warden
                                                                                                                                                                           to do more tree work. There are some areas
                                                                                                                                                                           that may need more work, with this building
                                                                                                                                                                           (Shepard Building) being one of them.”
                                                                                                                                                                              Souza said there was a disagreement be-
   TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTO BY RUTH M. LYON                                                                                                                               tween the project monitors and the town as
                                                                                                                                                                           to whether the Shepard Building qualified for
   EAST BROOKFIELD - Santa arrives on Old Betsy, the town’s 1927 American
   LaFrance fire truck for the East Brookfield Tree Lighting ceremony.
                                                                                                                                                                           FEMA reimbursement, as well as Commins
   See page 8 for more photos.                                                                                                                                             Pond and a few other places in town. “There

                                                                                                                                                                                     See DAMAGE I PAGE 6

Sending a piece of home to soldiers overseas                                                                                                                     Toy collection
                        By Cristy Bertini
                            Reporter                                                                                                                            programs still in
                          - WARREN -
                                                                                                                                                               need of donations
          ancy Lowell’s office in the Shepard Building was
          filled with boxes of supplies and treats being pre-                                                                                                                     By Melissa Fales
          pared to be shipped overseas to Warren’s sons                                                                                                                              Reporter
and daughters serving in the military. This year, the special
Christmas packages are heading to Kaila Potter, Patrick                                                                                                            REGION – Thanks to the efforts of dedicated vol-
Nofio, Stephen Czaporowski, Steven Degnan, Ryan Ge-                                                                                                             unteers, many local children who would otherwise do
linas and Christopher Bergman.                                                                                                                                 without will be waking up on Christmas morning to
    When Nancy’s son Jeremy, an Army medic, was serving                                                                                                        find a special gift waiting for them. “Everybody’s feel-
in Iraq last year, she would send him a package every week.                                                                                                    ing the effects of the economy,” said Keith R. Audette,
“The soldiers loved beef jerky, gummy bears and dried tuna                                                                                                     Chairman of East Brookfield’s Toys for Joy program.
fish,” Nancy said. “Jeremy would pack his backpack and                                                                                                          “There are a lot of families out there who really need
be out in the desert, in the sand, sleeping on the truck for                                                                                                   some help at this time of year.”
days and he liked to have those little things.”                                                                                                                    Audette said he has seen the number of needy fami-
    Nancy said the soldiers really appreciate the little things                                                                                                lies grow each year. This year, he estimates there are
that most people take for granted. “That was one of things I                                                                                                   140 children on the list to receive a present. “That’s
saw with my son after being over there. I saw the apprecia-                                                      TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTO BY CRISTY BERTINI
                                                                                                                                                               pretty much double what we had last year,” he said.
tion and compassion and good qualities that he had.”                        (L to r) Nancy Lowell, Clifford Walter, Arlene Norman, Nathan Lowell and Lisa
                                                                            Mundell have been busy creating special Christmas packages to ship to soldiers                 See DONATIONS I PAGE 6
                   See SOLDIERS I PAGE 6                                    overseas.
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                                                                            West Brookfield C.O.A. YOUR                                                                                                    LOCAL
    Where                                                                                                MENU
      is it
                                                                             Friday, Dec. 16 Beef & Broccoli, Steamed Rice, Carrots, Oatmeal
                                                                          Bread, Pineapple
                                                                             Monday, Dec. 19 Italian Braised Beef, Egg Noodles, Roman Blend              A weekly source to local happenings.
                                                                          Vegetables, Whole Wheat Bread, Fruited Ambrosia (Sugar Free Jello)           Send all community calendar items to the editor
                                                                             Tuesday, Dec. 20 Chicken Supreme, Roasted Potatoes, Succotash,         at, or through regular mail at 80
                                                                          French Bread, Mandarin Oranges                                            Main St., Ware, MA 01069. Final deadline for all cal-
  Eachanweek, a landmark or
     of   object,

  other well-known local item
                                                                             Wednesday, Dec. 21 Spaghetti & Meatballs, Broccoli, Italian
                                                                          Bread, Baked Apples
                                                                                                                                                    endar submissions is Friday at noon the week before
                                                                                                                                                    intended publication.
                                                                             Thursday, Dec. 22 Holiday Meal: Pork Roast w/ Apple Stuffing,
  (taken at close range) will                                             Mashed Potatoes, Peas & Pearl Onion, Dinner Roll, Chocolate Mousse
  run in The Tantasqua Town
  Common. The photo will be
                                                                             Friday, Dec. 23 Lemon Pepper Fish, Red Bliss Potatoes, Winter Mix                                       CURRENT EVENTS
                                                                          Vegetables, Potato Bread, Fresh Fruit
  within any of the five commu-
  nities we serve – Sturbridge,                                                                                                                                                      Compiled by Tim Kane
  Brookfield, Brimfield, Holland                                                                       CALENDAR                                                              
  or Wales. Sorry, no clues.                                                 Friday, Dec. 16 – 11:30 Lunch; 12:30 p.m. Bridge
       Readers are invited to                                                Monday, Dec. 19 – 9 a.m. Wii; 9:15 a.m. Cribbage; 11:30 Lunch;                                         THE WEEK AHEAD
  submit their answers to Tim                                             1 p.m. Book Review
  Kane at telephone (413) 967-3505 or e-mail towncommon@                     Tuesday, Dec. 20 – 9:15 a.m. Cribbage; 10 a.m. Social/Yankee           JOSHUA HYDE PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL HOST ‘SMURFIN AROUND All entries must include the respondent’s answer,           Swap; 11 a.m. Podiatrist; 11:30 Lunch; 1 p.m. Busy Bees                STURBRIDGE Dec. 1 to Dec. 31. A Facebook Photo Scavenger Hunt!
  his or her name, address and phone number. Remember, be                    Wednesday, Dec. 21 – 9 a.m. Wii; 11:30 Lunch; 1 p.m.                You may win an original 1983 Smurf Plush Toy! View the photos in the
  as specific as possible! If it is a photo of a building, entries                                                                               Smurf Album on our Facebook page. Identify the location of each pic-
  must include the name and location of the building. If it is a                                                                                 ture, fill out the form, and submit any time during the month. Contest
  close-up of a sign, respondents must indicate where the sign               Thursday, Dec. 22 – 8:30 a.m. Tai Chi; 11:30 Lunch                  for children ages 6-13. Winner will be selected randomly from all
  is located and how it is used. Of course, if it is a photo of a            Friday, Dec. 23 – 11:30 Lunch; 12:30 p.m. Bridge                    correct entries.
  random object, like an American flag, no additional informa-
  tion is necessary.                                                                                                                                THE STAGELOFT REPERTORY THEATER WILL PRESENT ‘A
       The name of the person who provides the correct answer                                                                                    CHRISTMAS CAROL’ 450A Main St., Sturbridge on Dec. 2 - Dec. 18
  first will be featured in the newspaper.                                                                                                       each Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., each Sunday at 2 p.m. with spe-
       In order to qualify for the weekly “Where Is It?” con-
  test, entries must be received by the end of the day on the
                                                                                 Warren COA Menu                                                 cial Saturday matinees at 4 p.m. on Dec. 10 and Dec. 17. Tickets are
                                                                                                                                                 $17 adults, $15 seniors 65+, $8 students 12 and under. For informa-
  Monday after publication. The winner’s name, along with the                   Monday, Dec. 19 – Cabbage Soup, Janik Keilbasa, Potato,          tion and reservations call 508-347-9005. Stageloft Rep is completely
  correct answer, will be published in the next edition of The               Green Beans, Rolls, Dessert, Milk, Coffee                           handicap accessible.
  Tantasqua Town Common.ast Week’s Winner                                       Tuesday, Dec. 20 – Pork Chops, Mashed Potato, Mixed
                                                                             Vegetables, Roll, Dessert, Milk, Coffee                                EAST BROOKFIELD HOUSE DECORATING CONTEST Is your house
                                                                                Wednesday, Dec. 21 – Chicken Soup, Chicken Patty on              and yard decorated for the holiday season? The Friends For the
                                               Email Editor Tim              Roll, Chips, Dessert, Milk, Coffee                                  Community would like to be sure your efforts are rewarded. Once
                                               Kane with your                   Thursday, Dec. 22 – Garden Salad, Ham & Cheese Quiche            again, the committee is asking that, to be considered for a prize, you
                                               best guesses at                                                                                   send your address to: “Friends”
                                                                             w/ Broccoli, Rolls, Dessert, Milk, Coffee
                                               t k a n e @ t u r l e y.                                                                          member Judy Shute has announced that three winners will be select-
                                                                                Friday, Dec. 23 – Chef’s Surprise
                                               com or log on                                                                                     ed by a panel of judges on Dec. 20; prizes of $100, $75, and $50 will
                                                                                Monday, Dec. 26 – Center Closed Merry Christmas!                 be awarded. “Be sure to e-mail us your address,” Shute reminded.
                                               to our Facebook
                                                                                Thursday, Dec. 29 – Birthday Party 11:30 a.m. Sign up            Questions? Call Judy at 508-867-9924, or e-mail the committee at
                                               page at www.
                                                      required. $6.                                                       the above address.
                                               QuaboagCurrentT                  Menu: Baked Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, Peas, Carrots,
                                               ownCommonnew                  Apple Sauce, Rolls. Birthday Cake, Ice Cream. Entertainment            JOSHUA HYDE LIBRARY TO HOLD STORY TIME REGISTRATION
                  TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTO    spapers.                      by “Don Lacharite”. Door prizes.                                    between Dec. 12 and Dec. 23. Programs meet the week of Jan. 2
                        BY MAUREEN REARICK                                      Monday, Jan. 2 – Closed for New Year Re-open normal
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   field line.
                                                                             time Jan. 3.                                                        to 30 months: Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m.; 2.5 to 4.5 years: Fridays at
                                                                                                                                                 10:45 a.m.; 4.5 to 6 years: Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. A four-week series
                                                                                                                                                 of story time for children ages 6 to 18 months, Early Literacy and
                                                                                                                                                 Fun (E.L.F.) will be offered in December and February. Register for
                                                                                                                                                 these programs at and select the Reading
                                                                                                                                                 Programs link. You may also register at the library. Join us for fun and
                                                                                                                                                 meaningful story times that will assist you in preparing your child for
                                                                                                                                                 successful school years and beyond! Visit us at 306 Main Street in
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     PUBLIC MEETINGS                                 First Congregational Church to hold
                TUESDAY, DEC. 20
           Board of Selectmen, 6:30 p.m.
                                                     Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
          Conservation Commission, 7 p.m.
                                                        NORTH BROOKFIELD - Each year
               WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21                   the First Congregational Church is the scene
          Recreation Committee, 7:30 p.m.           of a very special worship service - a favorite of
                                                    many in the area. The service begins at 7 p.m.
                East Brookfield                     on Saturday, Dec. 24. A Children’s Christ-
                 MONDAY, DEC. 19
                                                    mas Pageant entitled “The First Christmas.”
             Board of Selectmen, 7 p.m.             Under the direction of Mrs. Lene Guertin
                 TUESDAY, DEC. 20                   over the past few years, the presentation has
        Conservation Commission, 7:30 p.m.          added some very special moments. Children
     Parks and Recreation Committee, 7:30 p.m.      and teens work hard to prepare a well-or-
               WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21                   chestrated Pageant with some unique touch-
             Planning Board, 7:30 p.m.              es. Lene’s husband, Grege, has added some
                                                    “special effects” including a glowing star that
                    Hardwick                        moves across the “sky”.
                  TUESDAY, DEC. 20                      The service concludes, as it does every
         Gilbertville Water District, 5:30 p.m.     year, with the lighting of candles throughout
                                                    the sanctuary. Then, the congregation joins
                New Braintree                       in the singing of some favorite Christmas
                                                    Carols by Candlelight. Associate Pastor Ken
               WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21                   Winters says, “This is one of my very favor-
              Board of Assessors, 7p.m.             ite moments of worship each year. There is
                                                    something about the illumination of the can-
               North Brookfield                     dlelight that warms our hearts and reminds
                 TUESDAY, DEC. 20                   us of the precious light of Jesus humble en-
             Board of Selectmen, 7 p.m.             trance into our world.” Senior Pastor Dave
               WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21                   Libby and the Church family extend a warm
               Board of Health, 6 p.m.              invitation to everyone to join them. “Every-
               Planning Board, 7 p.m.               one needs more light in their lives. Everyone
                                                    needs His Light.”
                   Sturbridge                           The Church is located in the center of N.
                                                    Brookfield just north of Hannaford’s Market
                 MONDAY, DEC. 19                    Call the Church Secretary, Debby Arnold, at
            Board of Assessors, 5 p.m.
                                                    867-8428 or Pastor Ken at 867-7214 for more
          Board of Selectmen, 6:30 p.m.
              Board of Health, 7 p.m.               information.
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                                                                                           - opinion -
     Chronic Lyme needs
     legislative solution
              ith Lyme Disease at near-epidemic levels in Mas-
              sachusetts, the state Legislature needs to put its
              muscle behind the fight to bring more attention
from the health, medical and insurance communities to its
more chronic forms.
    We can find this fight facing an uphill battle right here in the
Sturbridge and Quaboag region. The Sturbridge Lyme Aware-
ness of MA (SLAM) has led a well-orchestrated campaign to
educate the public and influence lawmakers that Lyme Disease
is real and is affecting thousands of residents who go undiag-
nosed by doctors or have no idea the condition even exists.
    If you have ever tried obtaining a diagnosis for Chronic Lyme
Disease, then you know it can be an often-frustrating obstacle to
overcome. The same shouldn’t be said for our own legislators.
While legislation is now in place in the Commonwealth to allow
physicians to treat Lyme disease for as long medically necessary,
it seems this legislation has not given physicians who do under-
stand the issues and the disease the freedom to treat patients
in a hospital setting. Lyme has become a very political disease
and despite anti-trust violations sited by, then Attorney General
Richard Blumenthal, many continue to ignore insufficient treat-
ment guidelines and deny patients available treatments.
    SLAM attempted earlier this year to convince state Rep.
David Linsky, D-Natick, who chairs the House Committee
on Post Audit and Oversight, to push the chronic Lyme is-
sue more on Beacon Hill. Linsky seemed to be taking appro-
priate action after acknowledging the “Lyme Crisis” months
ago, however, formation of a Legislative “Lyme Commission”
is still in limbo and has frozen any ability for further advo-
cacy. It’s surprising given Linsky authored an April 2011
report calling Lyme Disease a public health crisis. He went
on to state in his report that “virtually every family in Massa-
                                                                                        Letter to the Editor
chusetts has been affected by Lyme Disease in some way…
Over 4,000 new cases of Lyme disease were reported in Mas-
sachusetts in 2009, the last year for which official totals are
                                                                                                                   Sturbridge STM was well done
available. In reality, due to reporting issues, probably many                             TO THE EDITOR:                         town meeting was a great success         I hope future town meetings are as
times that number occurred…. The state’s official response to                                                                     in terms of increased attendance,        well done as this one was.
Lyme disease can be characterized as haphazard at best.”                                   I did not agree with some of the      many meaningful comments and
    We agree with SLAM that the state Legislature should                                outcomes as decided by the votes         questions by those attending, and                                  Don Miller
pick up the baton and fight for a Lyme Committee to be                                   of those who attended, but I must        the overall conduct of the meeting
formed. Without such a committee, the Legislature would                                 say that the Dec. 5 (Sturbridge)         by the town moderator. Well done!
be hard pressed to provide more funding for the crisis, given
the state budget currently does not earmark any public funds
for prevention, treatment or education of Lyme Disease.
Moreover, fighting Lyme Disease where it’s created – on the
state’s deer population – can’t occur until the Legislature ad-
justs hunting and vegetative chemical treatment regulations.
                                                                                         Amaryllis antics and Christmas cactus escapades
And adding to that lack of awareness, the Massachusetts De-

partment of Public Health cannot itemize what it spends on                                      few years back my Mom received one of cactus,” my babci’s Christmas cactus that is. While
Lyme Disease, and only a few local Boards of Health have                                        those boxed amaryllis kits for Christmas. It I have vivid memories of hundreds of fuchsia-pink
any significant plan or programs. In 2009 alone, 417 cases of                                    contained a bulb, some growing medium and flowers trailing over the edge of my mother’s plant
Lyme Disease were officially diagnosed in our area. Count-                               a plastic pot. She followed the instructions and stand from this very same plant, it has been a decade
less parents are regularly finding ticks year-round on their                             - voila! - in six or so weeks had gorgeous                               or more since I’ve witnessed those sorts of
children and pets. Our own CDC (Centers for Disease Con-
trol) acknowledges the underreporting of Lyme disease and
                                                                                        red flowers on double-stems. They were
                                                                                        spectacular - rivaling any I have ever seen.         I  N THE
                                                                                                                                                                 fireworks in my living room. Right now
                                                                                                                                                                 the plant is stuck somewhere between
the faulty testing available, but offers no solutions.                                  As I recall the “show” lasted well over a                                archaic and infantile. You see, there amidst
    Considering millions of dollars are lost in employee absences,                      month - what a perfect anecdote for the last                             the corky old stems is a newer cutting.
hundreds of school children miss school, and millions of dollars                        remaining winter blues.                                                  Some time back one of the segments fell
are spent in medical care, you would think the state Legislature                           After the amaryllis bloomed she followed                              off and I stuck it there for lack of a better
would have its ears perked up. Linsky’s Lyme report was quite                           my instructions to achieve a repeat perfor-                              place to put it. It rooted and is flourishing,
clear and vivid. It is now up to our legislative leaders to take the                    mance. As expected the bulb went dor-                                    even blooming sparsely. Two environmen-
next step. This is a public health crisis after all.                                    mant. She watered it and green growth                                    tal factors are responsible for coaxing the
                                                                                        appeared. We waited and we waited some               Roberta McQuaid     plant into bloom. The first is temperature
                                                                                        more. No flowers. Sometime last spring                                   and the second is light. If temperatures
                                                                                        the amaryllis went the way of all nonper-                                at night range between fifty-five and sixty
                                                                                        formers - it was chucked into a small brush pile in the degrees for a six week period the plant will set buds
                                                                                        woods behind her house. Of course, this was done regardless of day length. If temperatures run higher
                                                                                        without the knowledge or permission of the Garden than that, thirteen hours of uninterrupted darkness
                                                                                        Lady, who in general has a soft spot for fallen stars will bring about buds. Simply put the plant to bed
                                                                                        and would have gladly given it a home. Fast-forward each night from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. until buds form. My
                  OWNER/PUBLISHER: PATRICK H. TURLEY                                    six months to clean up the garden day. I am lugging luck in achieving blooms this year has been tempera-
                                                                                        a tarp of spent broccoli plants etc. up to the brush ture-related; because I left the plants outside until
                 EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT: KEITH TURLEY                                 pile for disposal. What do I see there at the edge of early fall its temperature requirements were met and
              VICE PRESIDENT OF PUBLICATIONS: DOUG TURLEY                               the woods? No, it can’t be. Yes it is. It’s an amaryl- I am delighted with blooms, albeit just a few.
                  ADVERTISING DIRECTOR: BETH BAKER                                      lis plant in full leaf, healthy as can be. So, instead of       The smart thing for me to do would be to wait until
                                                                                        letting it succumb to winter temps, I dug it up and spring when the Christmas cactus enters an active
                      EXECUTIVE EDITOR: TIM KANE                                        brought it home to live with the other has-beens I phase of growth and separate the two plants. Maybe
                GRAPHICS MANAGER: STEPHANIE HADLEY                                      have pitied over the years. Will it flower this winter? with some new soil I can reintroduce some vigor
              CIRCULATION MANAGER: CHARLANN GRISWOLD                                    Maybe, but if it doesn’t there is always hope for next into those wonderful woody stems, and at the same
                                                                                        year. Here is what I will do: Throughout the spring time give the youngster some room to roam. It will
  Sports Editor                                                          DAVE FORBES    and summer I will provide the bulb with full sunlight, be fun to see which plant out-blooms the other next
                                                                                        ample water and fertilizer. When fall rolls around its Christmas.
  Advertising Sales                     JEANNE BONSALL, JACQUELINE HAESAERT, TIM MARA   foliage will begin to yellow and the bulb will enter            Roberta McQuaid graduated from the Stockbridge School
  Office Assistant                                                         PAM MOEN     dormancy. I won’t water it at all during this time, of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts. For the
                                                                                        but after a couple of months I will repot and resume last 19 years, she has held the position of staff horticultural-
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                                                                                           with          Cristy
                                                         It’s the most wonderful time of the year…
                                                             It’s also the busiest time of the year. Every year I   dren make it down the stairs in 2.3 seconds flat and see-
                                                        say I’m going to get all of my shopping done early, and     ing their faces light up when they see what Santa has
                                                        every year I end up waiting until the last minute. So       brought for them.
                                                        much to do – shopping, wrapping, working, holiday
      Blast From the Past                               parties, pageants and school events, and the clock is
                                                                                                                       Here is a recipe that is sure to impress your holiday
                                                                                                                    guests when you are pressed for time. You can make
    Thursday, March 29, 1962                            ticking down to Christmas Eve. But, as crazy as it gets,    the cheesecakes the day before, and finish them with
                                                        it’s all worth it on Christmas morning watching my chil-    the toppings right before serving.
      Excerpts from the Ware                                    Christmas Cheesecakes
       River News Archives
           Compiled by Jessica Peltz-                       Preheat oven to 350 degrees.        minute. Add sour cream, lemon            Eight ounces cream cheese,
                Student Reporter                                                                zest and vanilla. Beat until well          softened
                                                                     For crust-                 combined. Fill each cupcake liner        One-half cup canned pumpkin
                                                         Three and one-half cups crushed        almost to the top with filling.             puree
         Telephones or No Telephones?                      graham cracker crumbs                    Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool,       One-quarter teaspoon nutmeg
      WARREN – Selectman Michael B. Guzik                Six tablespoons white sugar            gently remove the cakes and place        Pinch of orange zest
   has proposed that the town pay to put tele-           Three quarters of a cup unsalted       in the refrigerator until thoroughly     One-half teaspoon vanilla extract
   phones in all of the police cars. However,              butter, plus three more table-       chilled.                                 Three and one-half cups
   some people argue that the phones might not             spoons, all melted                                                              confectioner’s sugar
   always be effective. When a call comes in, a                                                           For toppings-
   policeman might be out of the car or be at a             Mix all ingredients together           I top some with the traditional          Beat all ingredients except
   dead spot in town. A decision has not been            in a large bowl. Line two 12-cup       cherry and blueberry pie fillings,        sugar with a hand mixer until well
   reached yet on this issue.                            muffin tins with paper liners. Put      but I also make a chocolate ga-          blended. Add sugar, a little at a
                                                         one tablespoon of the crumb mix-       nache and a pumpkin cream frost-         time and beat until combined.
              Blue Ribbon Specials!                      ture into each liner and pat down      ing and arrange them on a large             Top cakes with frosting and
      WEST BROOKFIELD - Get your                         tightly.                               tray. That way, you have a little        sprinkle some crushed Pepperidge
   general electric refrigerators now at only                                                   something for everyone’s taste,          Farm Bordeaux cookies on top.
   $139.00!!!                                                        For filling-                and the colors look very festive!
                                                         Six eight-ounce packages cream                                                      After the cakes are thoroughly
                 What’s for lunch?                         cheese at room temperature                  Chocolate ganache-                chilled and frosted, gently peel the
      WEST WARREN - Monday: Open hot                     One and one-half cups sugar                Bring three quarters of a cup        liners off before arranging them on
   roast beef sandwich with gravy, buttered              Six large eggs                         of heavy cream to a simmer in a          a large serving tray. Keep them re-
   spinach, deep-dish apple pie, and milk                Three teaspoons vanilla extract        saucepan. Add eight ounces semi-         frigerated until serving.
      Wednesday: Corn chowder, egg salad                 One and one-half cups sour             sweet chocolate chips and stir until
   sandwiches, celery and carrot sticks, peanut            cream                                melted.                                     Do you have a favorite recipe
   butter custard pie, and milk                          Three good pinches lemon zest              Drop a spoonful of melted            that you’d like to share? Please
      Friday: Roast turkey, dressing, mashed                                                    chocolate on the chilled cake and        e-mail it to me at cbertini@turley.
   potatoes, gravy, buttered pumpkin, cranberry             Beat the cream cheese on low        place back in the refrigerator to        com and I will feature it in an up-
   sauce, bread and butter, ice cream, and milk          speed for one minute. Add the          set. After the chocolate sets, sprin-    coming column.
                                                         eggs, one at a time and continue to    kle some powdered sugar on top.
                                                         beat slowly. Gradually add sugar                                                   Cristy Bertini lives in Hardwick
                                                         and continue to beat for another           Pumpkin cream frosting-              with her husband and two children.

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 Local Quabbin students honored for achievements
      BARRE - Quabbin Regional School District proudly                                 In order to receive the scholarship, a student must be             Kane Hardaker New Braintree
  announces that 67 seniors are eligible for the Massachu-                             enrolled in a Massachusetts public high school in his or           Merissa Rainville New Braintree
  setts John & Abigail Adams Scholarship. If awarded the                               her senior year.”                                                  Stephanie Johnson North Brookfield
  scholarship, these seniors may apply the award toward                                   The following local students and their parents were             Kelly McCarthy North Brookfield
  tuition at a Massachusetts public state college or univer-                           honored at a breakfast on Nov. 18:                                 Brittany Peterson North Brookfield
  sity. According to the MA DESE website, “Scholarship                                                                                                    Joseph Lacharite Warren
  eligibility is based on each student’s first attempt at tak-                              Nicholas Hoffman East Brookfield                                Angela Nurek West Warren
  ing the grade 10 MCAS tests in ELA and Mathematics.                                      Kaelan Burkett New Braintree                                   Kylie Smichinski West Brookfield

                                                                                                    SOLDIERS I FROM PAGE 1                              Warren Community Television’s Lisa Mundell. Arlene
                                                                                                                                                        Norman, Nancy’s son Nathan and Clifford Walters joined
                                                                                          She said another thing the soldiers love to receive is        in the effort. Nathan and Clifford are freshmen at Quabo-
                                                                                      letters. “The CCD kids wrote letters and made cards and           ag Regional High School and also work for WCAT12.
                                                                                      the guys loved them. Jeremy took pictures of the soldiers             Nancy, who is the Warren Town Clerk, said if anyone
                                                                                      reading the letters and sent them back so the kids could see      would like mailing information to send letters, cards or
                                                                                      how much they appreciated them.”                                  packages to the soldiers, to please contact her at 413-436-
                                                                                          Jeremy sent his mom a special gift last year after Christ-    5701 ext. 3.
                                                                                      mas - he came home and surprised her. “He just showed                 Some items that are very popular with soldiers are inter-
                                                                                      up. It was right after a bad snow storm, but he made it in,”      national phone cards, small packages of wipes, Lunchables,
                                                                                      Nancy said. “I thought I heard him laughing and he was            twizzlers, potato chips, beef jerky, cookies, crackers, pow-
                                                                                      there. I was crying, shaking and laughing all at the same         dered drink mixes and chewing gum. Chocolate should not
                                                                                      time. It was the best surprise I ever had in my life.”            be sent because it melts due to the high temperatures.
     Send a child                                                                         Although Jeremy is now back in the states, she decided
                                                                                      to keep sending out packages to men and women who live
                                                                                                                                                            Nancy said she will continue to send packages as long
                                                                                                                                                        as our soldiers are away. “It’s nice to give them a little piece
  something special                                                                   in town that are serving overseas, so she partnered up with       of home when they are so far away.”

   this Christmas –
    a personalized                                                                                 DONATIONS I FROM PAGE 1                              very thankful for all of these donations.”
                                                                                                                                                            Anyone who wants to make a donation to the Jingle
  letter from Santa!                                                                  Audette has been the chairman of the annual toy drive for
                                                                                      the last six years. “This is by far the biggest number of kids
                                                                                                                                                        Fund can drop off a toy or a check at WCES, 51 School-
                                                                                                                                                        house Drive. “We’ll accept anything at the school all day,
                                                                                      we’ve had in that time,” he said.                                 any school day,” said Delanski. Additionally, toys may be
                                                                                          Unfortunately, Audette said donations are down this           dropped off at the Warren Public Library, located at 934
   Brought to you by Turley Publications,                                             year. “I would say we are at a third of what we had last          Main St., Warren or the West Warren Public Library, lo-
       this memory of a lifetime is a                                                 year, if that,” he said. “The problem is that everyone is feel-   cated at 2370 Main St., West Warren. Checks made pay-
                                                                                      ing a financial crunch. People are finding that they just           able to the Jingle Fund can be mailed to WCES at the
     special opportunity to personalize                                               don’t have as much money to donate as they might have             above address.
                              a child’s                                               in the past.”                                                         The North Brookfield Police Association runs the Toys
                                                                                          Audette said he hopes that people will keep Toys for          for Joy program, which will serve about 40 families in that
                             Christmas                                                Joy in mind as Christmas draws near. “We have a lot of            town this holiday season. “We’ve been very lucky in that the
                              holiday!                                                needy people this year,” he said. “I hope things pick up so       citizens and local businesses have been very generous, year
                                                                                      we can help them have a nice holiday.”                            after year,” said Police Chief Aram Thomasian, Jr. “They
                                                                                          Brand-new toys for the Toys for Joy drive can be              are very in touch with what we need and what we hope
                                                     They’ll also                     dropped off at the East Brookfield Post Office, located             to do.” Thomasian said brand-new toys may be dropped
                                                     receive an                       at 103 Mechanic Street, or at the Memorial Town Com-              off at the North Brookfield Police Station, located at 55
                                                                                      plex, located at 122 Connie Mack Drive. Monetary dona-            School St. Anyone wishing to make a monetary donation
                                                    autographed                       tions may be mailed to Toys for Joy, P.O. Box 575, East           may do it in person at the station, or mailing it to Toys for
                                                     photo along                      Brookfield, MA 01515. Please make checks out to “Toys              Joy, c/o North Brookfield Police Association, 55 School
                                                                                      for Joy”.                                                         St., North Brookfield, MA, 01535. Please make checks out
                                                        with a                            In Warren, the Jingle Fund is underway. Headquar-             to North Brookfield Police Association Toys for Joy.
                                                      Christmas                       tered at Warren Community Elementary School, the Jin-                 The West Brookfield Police Association also has a spe-
                                                    Coloring Book.                    gle Fund will serve 209 children this year. “Donations have       cial drive to help make Christmas bright for children who
                                                                                      been coming in steadily,” said Kathy Delanski who is coor-        are in need. David Pierce and his wife, Leane, coordinate
                                                                                      dinating the Jingle Fund efforts. Delanski added that the         the program. “We really enjoy doing it,” said Pierce. “Kids
                                                                                      number of needy families has increased slightly this year.        are special and especially at Christmas time, you want to
 Simply cut out the coupon below, fill in your                                            Delanski said cards with the name, age, and gift wish         see them happy.” Pierce said this year there are about 35
 payment information and enclose your check for                                       of a child are distributed throughout the community, in-          families signed up to receive gifts. He said local businesses
 $9.95.* The letter will be delivered with the auto-                                  cluding at local churches and at Quaboag Regional High            and residents have been very generous in response to the
 graphed photo and coloring book just in time for                                     School. “A resident can choose a card and then fill that           drive. Pierce said they use monetary donations to purchase
 Christmas! Quantities are limited, so don’t delay,                                   wish for that child,” explained Delanski.                         special toys the children are hoping for, as well as winter
 order your gift today!                                                                   When cash donations are made, the school uses that            jackets, hats and gloves. Anyone wishing to make a do-
    One name per letter. *$9.95 for the first one, $7.95 for each additional.         money to provide each child with new pajamas and a new            nation should mail a check to the West Brookfield Police
          Make copies of this form as needed. Expires 12-25-11.                       book. “Those are very basic things, but to many of these          Association, P.O. Box 1128, West Brookfield, MA, 01585.
                                                                                      children, they mean a lot,” said Delanski.                        Please make checks out to West Brookfield Police Associa-
 CHILD’S NAME(S)                                                                          Delanski said the school is grateful for the many busi-       tion and write “Christmas drive” in the memo line. “We’re
                                                                                      nesses and community organizations that support the Jin-          glad that we are able to do this,” said Pierce. “It’s all for the
                                                                                      gle Fund. “The Senior Center has been great,” she said.           kids. Christmas is for kids.”
                                                                                      “The Warren Spa held a coffee day to raise money. We are

 CITY                                       STATE            ZIP                                                                                        every intent to wrap it up quickly, so I can get it down to
                                                                                                    DAMAGE I FROM PAGE 1
                                                                                      is probably $5,000 or $6,000 worth of more work.”                    Schlosstein told the board that he needs to know where
                                                                                          He said that to date, 1,626 trees have had branches cut       to proceed with the finances, as the town has many proj-
 YOUR NAME                                                                                                                                              ects that it has advanced funds on, such as the sewer line
                                                                                      from them and 2,900 cubic yards of debris has been hauled
                                                                                      out of town. “We are currently chipping a bunch of other          and the Chapter 90 project.
 ADDRESS                                                                              areas that we have access to that are light in debris and            “We have a serious crunch and this isn’t the time of year
                                                                                      we are currently handing out bid packages for a lump sum          when we bring in a lot of revenue,” Schlosstein said. “We
                                                                                      clean-up of the rest,” Souza said. “It would be a lot more        should also emphasize (to department heads) that we are
 CITY                                       STATE            ZIP
                                                                                      reasonable than paying by the cubic yard to have AshBritt         in a spending freeze.”
                                                                                      pick up the rest of it.”                                             Souza told Schlosstein that he will have some solid
                                                                                          He also said that the storm account is approximately          numbers for him right away. He also said that he estimates
                                                                                      $125,000. Police details have totaled $13,500, monitoring         the bids to come in at $100,000 or less for the rest of the
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                                                                                      costs have totaled $50,000 and $406,000 for AshBritt tree         debris clean-up. “I anticipate anywhere between $3,000 -
 CREDIT CARD #                                                                        cutting costs and tree removal for a total of approximately       $6,000 of tree work left that we would do as well, so we’re
                                                                                      $610,000. Souza said he will have more accurate numbers           looking at $105,000 more than the $610,000 we’ve spent,”
 EXP DATE:                                   3 DIGIT CODE:                                                                                              Souza said. “It’s probably going to be in the $750,000
                                                                                      next week.
 PHONE:                                                                                   Town Treasurer William Schlosstein told the board             range, which would be the total expenditure for the storm
                                                                                      that he wanted to emphasize the fact that the town is in          clean-up. We didn’t quite as much debris removed as we
                 MAIL THIS COUPON TO:                                                 the middle of a severe cash crunch. “It allows us to finance       wanted, but if we allowed them to remove another 5,000
                                                                                      emergency clean-up costs over not more than a two-year            yards of debris, that would be another $250,000 in costs.”
  Santa at Turley, 24 Water Street, Palmer, MA 01069 or
                                                                                      period,” Schlosstein said. “However, it requires at least a          Souza told the board that by having the tree warden
     call 413-283-8393 for immediate assistance.                                      preliminary estimate as to how we expect to spend those           use the chipping crews as he has been, and going out to
 Quantities are limited. Turley Publications reserves the right to end offer at any
 time. Payment will be returned if offer expires due to limited quantity being        costs. There seems to be some uncertainty with respect to         bid on heavily damaged areas, it will save the town almost
 sold out. Sales are based on a first come first serve basis.                         how to conclude these costs. We have to look at this with         $100,000.
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        STORM I FROM PAGE 1                         ahead. He said between the 2008 ice storm,      said.                                           good customer service during the outages.
                                                    the June 1 tornadoes, Hurricane Irene and           He said there should be training and        “When I called I was continually told the
     Brewer called for a robust vegetation          then the Oct. 29 Noreaster, his residents       equipment available to local emergency          power was coming back and that was very
management plan, smart metering to fig-              have had it.                                    responders so that the town can determine       frustrating,” Neal said. “They were not
ure out who’s out and who’s on, having li-              “I don’t know how much more residents       whether lines are safe. He also expressed       particularly courteous and they had no in-
aisons with accurate information available          in this area can take, emotionally and phys-    frustration that NG did not take advan-         formation that was of use to me.”
for towns and to accommodate the way the            ically,” Creamer said.                          tage of the town’s offers of highway equip-         East Brookfield resident Mike Jac-
weather is changing due to factors like glob-                                                       ment and personnel assistance during the        quith, a licensed electrician, said the DPU
al warming. He said more than 100 people                                                            recovery.                                       should take some of the blame by not hold-
contacted his office with complaints.                      “I find you incompetent.                      Sturbridge Town Administrator Shaun         ing NG accountable in previous storm
     “It is so wrong to tell a citizen power will                                                   Suhoski implored the DPU to use its au-         situations.
be back on at 11 p.m. tonight when it won’t                     I’d like to fire                    thority to ensure compliance in the future.         “This isn’t just storm damage, it’s about
be on for five more nights,” Brewer said.
“If it’s not coming back on, tell me. The pa-                  you right now.”                      He said that having a NG liaison did not        a company-wide problem,” Jacquith said.
                                                                                                    prove helpful, as the liaison had inaccurate    “I don’t think you’re working in the best
tience of the legislature is gone in relation                                                       and untimely information. He asked that         interests of the customers out there.”
to this. We need to do a better job.”                     - Michael Johnson, Brimfield resident,     in the future liaisons should work with lo-         Michael Johnson of Brimfield said he
     State Sen. Richard Moore (D-Ux-                                  to Marcy Reed, president      cal officials to educate towns about ERPs        was out of power for eight days.
bridge) said he had served FEMA in the                             National Grid Massachusetts      and also that they work with emergency              “I find it curious you started your
past, specifically being involved in drafting                                                        responders to identify priorities.              comments with excuses,” Johnson said
ERPs.                                                                                                   “We need to work together on this,          to Reed directly. “I find you incom-
     “You don’t wait until the storm to try it          He called for heavy fines to be levied       sharing reliable, credible, real-time infor-    petent. I’d like to fire you right now.”
out and see what’s wrong,” Moore said.              against NG and urged state legislators to       mation,” Suhoski said.                          He then addressed the DPU.
     Moore said there needs to be an alterna-       take a serious look at removing impedi-             Brookfield resident Patricia Boucher             “We need competition,” he said. “Na-
tive to modern technology to getting infor-         ments facing municipalities in forming their    said she was frustrated because every time      tional Grid has no skin in the game. They
mation out to people. He also said he wants         own municipal power companies.                  she called NG, they said her power would        are a foreign entity. They don’t care.”
to make sure any penalties assessed against             “There is no greater way to send a mes-     be back the next day. She said she was also         According to the DPU, the investi-
NG are not passed onto the ratepayers.              sage to NG than to allow more competi-          frustrated because she lives by the Stur-       gations are focused on compliance with
     State Rep. Anne Gobi (R-Spencer),              tion in the state, to give municipalities to    bridge line and NG restored power to the        DPU’s performance standards for emer-
who had a representative there on her be-           take it upon themselves [to form their own      Sturbridge line and then turned around          gency preparation and restoration of ser-
half, called NG’s response “ludicrous” and          power companies],” Creamer said.                instead of continuing on the road.              vice, including: Preparation for and man-
said she wondered if the company’s finan-                Holland Board of Selectmen Chair                Spencer resident Mike Malone said he        agement of the restoration efforts with
cial concerns had trumped public safety.            James Wettlaufer said that public safety        thought the problems were a result of cor-      respect to the October snowstorm; alloca-
     Attorney General Martha Coakley’s              has to be the number one issue for NG, not      porate greed.                                   tion of company resources in the affected
representative Paul Stakutis said NG has            restoration of power.                               “What we’re seeing is the result of cor-    communities; communications with state,
a “sad history” of such situations and urged            “On Sunday night there were no roads        porate consolidation,” he said. “We have        local municipal and public safety officials,
the DPU to approach the investigation dif-          passable for emergency vehicles,” Wet-          the 11th highest electric rates here in Mas-    and with the department; dissemination of
ferently this time, reassessing the mandat-         tlaufer said. “They were totally impassible     sachusetts. I think we need more for our        timely information to the public; and iden-
ed Emergency Response Plan (ERP) stan-              for 48 hours because power lines were           money. NG is a company and their job is         tification of company practices requiring
dards and weighing the cost of response to          down. It was late Wednesday before roads        to minimize their cost for the max profit.”      improvement.
these storms to preventative measures.              were open. That’s totally unsatisfactory. It        Malone said it may be true the layoffs          The hearings are being held across the
     “While the weather in New England              created an unnecessary public safety cri-       only affected office workers, but called         state in order for the DPU to accept ver-
can be unpredictable, this investigation is         sis.”                                           for a report showing how many linesmen          bal and written testimony as part of their
not,” Stakutis said.                                    Wettlaufer said Holland’s highway su-       have retired and not been replaced in re-       investigation into whether or not electric
     Sturbridge Board of Selectmen Chair            perintendent requested the town be shut         cent years.                                     companies violated the DPU’s standards
Thomas Creamer said that while the crews            down, but was told several times it was not         Brookfield resident John David Hold-         for emergency preparedness and restora-
themselves did a great job, he could not ex-        possible, even though Wettlaufer main-          craft said he had called NG several times       tion services.
tend that compliment to management and              tains Brimfield was shut down after the          concerning some trees on his property that          People who want to submit statements/
that accountability and responsibility are          tornado. He called for the DPU to revise        were hanging over wires. The trees were         testimony about how they were affected by
missing in large parts from NG.                     the ERP to allow power shut-offs to com-        never taken care of and sure enough, he         the storm can do so by mailing comments
     “I found the response by NG disorga-           munities.                                       said, those trees were the ones that snapped    to Mark D. Marini, Secretary, Depart-
nized, disjointed, disconnected and at times            Brookfield Board of Selectmen member         the telephone pole by his home.                 ment of Public Utilities, 1 South Station,
irrational,” Creamer said.                          Stephen Comtois focused on the costs that           “I think their preparation was very         5th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 or e-mail-
     He formally requested a vegetation             towns incur as a result of a storm like this.   poor,” Holdcraft said.                          ing comments to
management report for Sturbridge for                He also said NG needs to work on making             Sturbridge resident Kathleen Neal           and to the Hearing Officer at Jennifer.
the last 10 years and said liaisons served          sure towns are aware of the ERPs and are        spoke of the financial consequences she The deadline for
little purpose in his town due to their lack        clear on how to proceed after storms.           suffered both as a homeowner and a lo-          all submissions is at the close of business
of information, making the biggest chal-                “It is unacceptable to wait days for NG     cal small business owner without power.         Thursday, Dec. 22.
lenge for Sturbridge not being able to plan         to determine if lines are out,” Comtois         She also complained about the lack of

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  Rockin’ around the Christmas tree
                       By Ruth M. Lyon
                    Turley Publications Reporter

             EAST BROOKFIELD – In a gathering
         touched with magic, this town’s moms and
         dads, grandparents and small, holiday-clad
         youngsters with stars in their eyes gathered
         at the municipal complex to sing carols, wit-
         ness the lighting of its small Christmas tree,
         and enjoy a social hour with Santa and one
         another in the library.
             Mark and Sheryl Carpentier, chairmen
         of the EB Pride committee, welcomed the
         gathering crowd to the area outside the com-
         plex, where song sheets were passed out and
         everyone joined in the timeless music of the
         season. Marty, the small, shaggy black dog
         who never misses a party, wore his Christ-
         mas antlers, but no one would believe he
         was Rudolph. He sang along anyway.                                                                                              Everyone liked
             Selectman Larry and Sue Gordon, who                                                                 “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas”.
         also help out with EB Pride, added to the mu-
         sicality of the event. Selectmen Leo Fayard
         was there to welcome Santa as he appeared
         in the town’s 1927 American-LaFrance fire
         truck. The truck sported appropriate holi-
         day bling, doing its best to outshine the tree.                              Larry and Sue Gordon
             To recorded accompaniment, the as-                                        join in the carol sing.
         sembled partiers filled the air with the songs
         of the season. They were dressed for the oc-
         casion and there to sing, it appeared. Song
         sheets provided help with the words; sing-
         ing along with the Chipmunks was a special
             Youngsters gathered about the tree to
         welcome Santa in his red suit and even red-
         der chariot. He was gaily escorted inside the
         library, where he sat next to yet another tree,
         welcoming youngsters to his lap and listen-
         ing to whispered confidences.
             Photographers Travis Gordon and his fi-
         ancée Rebecca Metivier photographed each                                                                      Sophie Letourneau wore a special hat
         youthful guest with Santa, their contribution                                                                and a big smile to the East Brookfield’s
         to the event. The photos will be displayed on                                                                               Christmas Tree Lighting.
         the town’s website, they said. They will be
         smiling for the cameras themselves in May,
         at their wedding.
             Everyone was invited to share the hot
         chocolate and cookies, provided annually by
         EB Flatts.
             Mark Carpentier commented on the large
         attendance at the annual event. “This is the
         largest crowd we’ve ever had,” he enthused.
         “There were events at two churches in town
         tonight, and I’m sure other gatherings. I’m
         just so pleased to see everyone here.”
             East Brookfield Pride is a small organi-                     (Right)
                                                           Sheryl Carpentier and
         zation established by Carpentier to “do the         Chris Messier serve
         small things around town that need to be             hot chocolate with
         done but are not on anyone’s list of respon-           whipped cream.
         sibilities. We have volunteer help when we
         ask for it,” he said. “This is a great commu-


                                                                                   (Left) Travis Gordon
                                                                                   and Rebecca Me-
                                                                                   tivier photographed
                                                                                   all visits with
                                                                                   Santa, their contri-
                                                                                   bution to the eve-
                                                                                   ning. The photos
                                                                                   will be displayed
                                                                                   on the town’s web
                                                                                   site for everyone’s

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          chocolate chip
                                                                                           A Turley Publication • I Thursday, December 15, 2011                                               PA G E 9

Brookfield residents
make the holidays                                                     Bicentennial calendars
                                                                      are now available
more luminous
                  By Jennifer Grybowski
                  Turley Publications Reporter


    Driving along Route 9 can be a long, dark trip on a win-
ter night, but on Christmas Eve, hundreds of weary travel-
ers find respite in the hundreds of luminaries placed along
the road by Brookfield residents John Loveland and Bob
Keehn. And this year, many more people will be able to
enjoy the brightness in the dark night when the luminary
project expands to the town common.
    Loveland and Keehn grew up in Quaker Town, Penn.
Loveland explained that 30 or 40 years ago, a church group
had gone to Germany for Christmas and the whole town
there was lit up with luminaries on Christmas Eve. The
church group brought the tradition back with them and lit
up the church property. Before long, the idea had spread to
the congregation’s homes, then to local businesses.
    “It became a thing where people from other towns                                                                                                                             TURLEY PUBLICATIONS SUBMITTED PHOTO
would drive or walk around the town just to see the lumi-       NORTH BROOKFIELD – Feb. 28, 2012 will mark the 200th anniversary of the incorporation of the Town of North Brookfield. To kick off the celebration
naries,” Loveland said.                                         of this important milestone, the Bicentennial Committee is pleased to announce that a calendar featuring historical photos from the North Brookfield
    When they moved to Brookfield about 10 years ago,            Historical Society and private collections is now available for sale. The cost is $10 and calendars may be purchased at the town offices in the Duncan
                                                                Building or at the Haston Library.
Loveland and Keehn brought the tradition with them. On
their property, they placed about 125 luminaries on Christ-
mas Eve for the first few years.
    “It is no nice to bring back the simple holiday,” Keehn
    Then, at the requests of their neighbors, they began
                                                                COA, emergency squad helps residents
placing luminaries along their property on Route 9, and the
properties of their neighbors on both sides of the street.      prepare for future emergency needs
     “It is so pretty with the illumination,” Loveland said.
“People would drive by and honk their horn or blink their                           By Jennifer Grybowski                                     chair Barbara Clancy with spearheading the project.
lights or stick their head out the window and yell ‘So pret-                        Turley Publications Reporter                                  “I wish we had more people like [Clancy] that thought
ty!’ I think people really appreciate it.”                                                                                                    of these things to help out,” Karrmann said. “The citizens
    Resident Kathleen Wild was one of those people that                                 -BROOKFIELD-                                          of this town are a great help.”
enjoyed seeing the luminaries each Christmas Eve and in                                                                                           Clancy said during the disasters the town faced
talking to her friend, resident Kermit Eaton, one of the

                                                                         or some, the natural disasters this town has faced                   this year, she realized something needed to be done.
neighbors who has luminaries placed in his yard each year,               in the last year have highlighted the need to be                     “Being on the Council on Aging and being concerned
thought it would be a nice idea to expand them.                          prepared.                                                            about the seniors out there, I just feel there should be a
    “We thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be nice to extend this into the        Many residents rely on breathing, testing or other de-                   private list to know who needs electricity, who needs to
center of town,’” Wild said.                                     vices that are electrically-powered. Others have medica-                     be helped, and a way to communicate with them,” Clancy
    Wild, who is also the chair of the Banister Common/          tions that require refrigeration. The Brookfield Council                      said.
Mall Committee, said that not only did she think the lumi-       on Aging and Brookfield Emergency Squad are working                               Many seniors these days have cell phones, which can
naries would be beautiful, but that they would bring the         together to compile a list of residents who may need as-                     be a good thing when phone lines are knocked out. But
common and mall to the forefront on Christmas Eve when           sistance with medical devices or medications during di-                      the downside to that is there is no way town officials
people are attending church services.                            sasters or long-term power outages.                                          can obtain those numbers in order to call and check on
    Loveland and Keehn were immediately on board when                “It enables us to have a list of people with special                     people unless they submit their number to a list such as
they heard about the idea.                                       medical needs so we can do welfare checks on them,”                          this one.
    “To have them come and ask us to participate was a nice      said Brookfield Emergency Management Director Keith                               Anyone interested in being on the list will need to
thrill for us,” Keehn said.                                      Karrmann. “We have the safety and welfare of those with                      fill out a simple form, including name, contact informa-
    Loveland said he and Keehn had actually thought about        medical needs in mind.”                                                      tion and medical need. In exchange, they will receive a
placing luminaries on the common before, but thought it              Karrmann said that in the recent disasters, some                         card with pertinent contact information for emergency
would be too much work for two people to do alone.               people have requested help with such things. If someone                      responders.
    “So we were happy when they offered to help,” Love-          needs this type of help, he can arrange to get them to a                         “I just think there needs to be something that people
land said.                                                       place where there is electricity/refrigeration.                              can put on their fridge saying ‘This is where I can go or
    Wild said she was pleased at their response.                     “Having a list for managing these types of things in                     who I can call if I need help,’” Clancy said. “There are lots
    “I was really excited when I heard this was actually         emergencies is an asset,” Karrmann said. “Any informa-                       of needs out there, no question about it.”
happening,” Wild said. “Maybe this will start something          tion is good information and this list will definitely be a                       Realizing the many people are private about their
that can be even bigger next year.”                              help.”
                                                                     Karrmann credited Brookfield Council on Aging                                                 See HELPING I PAGE 10
                See HOLIDAYS I PAGE 10

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                    HELPING I FROM PAGE 9

health issues, officials maintain the list will remain pri-
vate, only being in the hands of Clancy and emergency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jim Bowren (left)
    To be placed on the list, call Clancy at 508-867-6043                                                                                                                                                       of Barre and Tom
or the Ambulance office at 508-867-6036.                                                                                                                                                                         Clough of New
    But Clancy said this effort is simply a symptom of a                                                                                                                                                        Braintree cooked
                                                                                                                                                                                                                up a storm in the
larger problem: Seniors don’t know where to get help.                                                                                                                                                           kitchen for the New
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to them,” Clancy said.                                                                                                                                                                                          café.
    She reminds seniors that if they need a ride to a
medical appointment, they can call the West Brookfield
Senior Center at 508-867-1407; if they need services to
remain in their homes they call the outreach worker at                                                                                                                                                           TURLEY PUBLICATIONS
the North Brookfield Senior Center at 508-867-0220;                                                                                                                                                                   PHOTOS BY
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                   HOLIDAYS I FROM PAGE 9
    The project is not sponsored or funded by the town.
It is strictly a volunteer effort.
    Loveland and Keehn agreed to donate the bags,
which are simply brown lunch bags, and to secure
820 candles from their hometown. Loveland’s sister is
bringing them with her when she comes to visit for the
    “It will be fun,” Loveland said. “I can’t wait until
everything is lit and to take the family to go and see
them and enjoy them.”
    The idea is to place luminaries around the perim-
eter of the common/mall, the island on Route 9 that the
Garden Club cares for and by the gazebo on the com-
    “The luminaries should stay lit all night,” Wild said.
“Then we have a plan for picking them up in the morn-
    Volunteers are needed to help with the project.
Those interested in folding the bags can pick up a bunch
at the Merrick Public Library to either work on there,
or take home and return between now and Christmas
Eve. On Christmas Eve, volunteers are needed at 1                                                                                                                                       SueEllen Stott shares a laugh with
                                                                                                                                                                                        Santa after telling him she has been
p.m. to fill the bags with sand, place candles inside and                           Ron Shepard of Wilbraham sells his wife Elaine’s chocolate covered treats. Ron said he could vouch   a good girl this year.
place around the common and mall. Volunteers are also                              for every item on the table.
needed on that day at 4:30 p.m. to light the candles.

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    If you would like to help, please call Wild at 508-
867-4123 or e-mail her at

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       serve up a
             holly jolly BREAKFAST
                        by Ruth M. Lyon
                    Turley Publications Reporter

                 - EAST BROOKFIELD -

        he school cafeteria resounded with the happy buzz
        of family fun, as sixth-graders bustled about, check-
        ing to see that parents, grandparents, siblings and
friends had plenty to eat, an opportunity to visit
with the guy in the red suit, and
purchase tickets for an abundant
variety of raffle gifts.
    East Brookfield Elementary
Schools students and their parents
hosted Breakfast with Santa as a
fundraiser for the trip that 27 sixth-
graders will take in April, when they
                                                                                                                                                                                                   TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTOS BY RUTH M. LYON
visit the nation’s capital. This will be                                                                  Santa and sixth-grade elves Maraysa Volesky and Nicole Burritte enjoy a cozy moment beside the tree.
the 17th annual trip, a rite of passage
for the school’s sixth-graders.
    Christina Cro-Dufault, chairman
for the event, worked in the kitchen,
where her crew served up a hearty
breakfast of pancakes with a variety of
toppings, including strawberries with
whipped cream, sausages, and beverag-
es to serve all tastes. “We’ve been busy
since the doors opened at eight; we’ve
served 250 breakfasts so far,” she smiled.
Seconds were allowed.
    Next to the tree in the lobby, a smil-
ing Santa occupied the seat of honor. The
bearded gent happily posed with every
child who wished to confide special wishes
while parents and grandparents snapped
photos. Occasionally, elves joined him for
a quick hug as they assisted shy visitors to                               East Brookfield Elementary
Santa’s lap.                                                               School sixth-grader Zachary
    Nearby, Susan Button greeted visitors and supervised                   Michaud enjoys a cup of hot
                                                                           cocoa at the Saturday morn-
the action at a raffle table laden with attractive gift baskets             ing Breakfast with Santa.
and other special prizes.                                                  He said the objective of the
    As happy winners collected their raffle prizes, Button                  breakfast was to raise funds
                                                                           for the springtime trip to
reported that the effort had been a resounding success,                    Washington, but it was also
with more fundraisers in the works. “There will be an ice                  a lot of fun.
                                                                                                          Sixth grader Lauren Baker worked at the well-organized raffle table. Each raffle package included “theme” gifts.
cream social in January, and other fun events to follow,”
she said. “We hope everyone who came to breakfast en-
joyed it so much they’ll plan to come to our other parties.”

                                       - legal -
             Legal Notice              cial Affairs”, Section 7,         as amended, the Board of
        December 12, 2011              by making the following           Selectmen shall appoint one
      Town of Brookfield-The           change to paragraph one:          community member for a
  following by-law amend-                 In the first sentence,         one-year term, one commu-
  ments were voted on and              deleting the phrase “one          nity member for a two-year
  approved by the Town of              member of the Planning            term and one community
  Brookfield on Friday                 Board” and “One member            member for a three-year
  November 18, 2011. The               of the Treasurer’s office”        term.”;
  A t t o r n ey G e n e r a l h a s   and inserting in its place            In the original fifth sen-
  reviewed and approved this           “the Treasurer” and deleting      tence, changing 3) by delet-
  by-law on December 7,                “holding no appointed or          ing “cost over $10,000” and
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Lady Cougars on their game to defeat Rams
                 - NORTHBRIDGE -                                all of those levels. So Quaboag has brought in the contem-                                                               PUBLICATIONS
                                                                                                                                                                                            PHOTO BY
                                                                porary former superstar of the team, Becky Berg as one of                                                                 BOB SCHRON
                      By Bob Schron                             Button’s top assistants.
           Turley Publications Sports Correspondent                 “It’s been good working with the kids,” Berg said in a                                                                 Quaboag’s
                                                                recent interview. “I’m familiar with the culture here. It’s                                                               Wisniewski

     t isn’t always that an opening game victory could mean     worked out.”                                                                                                             exploded on
     a lot. But for the Quaboag Lady Cougars basketball             On the floor, Jess Korzec has been a fiery leader.                                                                     to the scene
     team, its smashing 2011-2012 debut carried with it a                                                                                                                                    last year.
                                                                Against Northbridge, she joined forces with the expert
noticeable impact.                                              sharpshooter Alexandria Plante (Ariana Plante is also on
    Forward Alexandria Plante and point guard Jess Ko-          the team) to make what could have been a dicey opener go
rzec each scored 12 and Quaboag opened up its 2011-12           all Quaboag’s way.
season with a resounding 61-37 victory over SWCL rival              The Cougars led it 22-11 at the half and extended their
Northbridge.                                                    lead to 39-17 at halftime.
    The perennial contenders who had won seven straight             Quaboag’s inside attack has been boosted by the play of
Central Mass Division 3 championships before being un-          Herring and the returnee, Colleen Morin, the 6’ junior.
seated by Sutton last season, Quaboag has to battle the at-         Button had been concerned about the sudden dearth
trition. In just the past three years, they graduated stars     of returnees last week. But in contrast, with Morin back,
Sam McCann (2011), Olivia Jankins (2010) and Meaghan            the Lady Cougars could address McCann’s irreplaceable
Burns and Meaghan O’Keefe (2009).                               strength inside with decidedly effective complementary
    Coming into this year, the Cougars are led by new           players.
coach Al Button, a shrewd veteran who has coached this
year’s young team at the JV level. And they have had to
replace their entire perimeter attack — Jordan Loughlin,
                                                                    Herring’s length served her well this fall of course for
                                                                coach Joe Mooney’s revitalized soccer team. A keeper, she
                                                                is thought to be a potential star in that sport. Last spring
Jill Lavallee and Ally Korzec.
    Monday against Northbridge however, they swung into
action with speed, quickness and strong inside play.
                                                                on the hardwood, Herring, a natural in basketball is there
                                                                ever was one, had sudden impact in the Districts. She
                                                                keyed the team’s stunning comeback semifinal win over
                                                                                                                                               free throw edges
    “We have five new starters, so it’s tough,” said center
Brittany Herring. “But we like the team that we have.
We’re up for the challenge.”
                                                                West Boylston as, of course, then, an eighth grader.
                                                                    Morin is a potential star. She’s come back this season
                                                                and in preseason scrimmages, was a true force, providing
                                                                                                                                               Cougars in opener
    If there had been any doubt about the leadership on this    strength inside and also showing she is able to connect                                          - WARREN -
team before the start of the year, it’s being resolved each     from 12 feet and in.
day.                                                                Against the Rams, Morin scored seven.                                                        By Bob Schron
    “We’re working hard,” said coach Button. “The girls             “We have a tough schedule,” said Button, “and we                                  Turley Publications Sports Correspondent
have come up through the system, so they know what to           know that we may not appear as strong on paper as we
expect. There may be some days when we feel as if we’re         have been in the past, but the girls have come to play; as                         The last time Thomas Jankins was running the
always fitting in missing parts of a puzzle, but on the whole,   time goes on, we’re just looking to keep improving. The                        point in an official basketball game, it was the cham-
we’re optimistic.”                                              identity of the team may be different this year.”                              pionship game of the Division 3 Districts. And as
    There’s a new look to the coach staff as well.                                                                                             been the case throughout his signature career thus far
    The game, of course, has become increasingly younger           Bob Schron is a sports correspondent for Turley Publications.               at Quaboag, Thomas was on his game. Trailing by
anyway with the proliferation of summer leagues, AAU            He can be reached at                                       17 to an overpowering Whitinsville-Christian team,
and suburban competition — and its excellent coaching on                                                                                       Jankins took over. He converted three consecutive
                                                                                                                                               3-pointers and nearly saved the title for Quaboag, de-
                                                                                                                                               spite the loss of Ryan Plante to an injury.

   Warriors post victories on opening weekend                                                                                                      That was last season.
                                                                                                                                                   Monday at the high school, Jankins again starred,
                                                                                                                                               but again it would result in a tough defeat again, this
                    - STURBRIDGE -                                 Tantasqua defeated Grafton, 45-20, in their South-
                                                                                                                                               time to 2010-11 D2 champion Northbridge.
                                                                ern Worcester County League opener at the Reserva-
                       By Bob Schron                                                                                                               Rams forward Jurrell Cromwell converted one
            Turley Publications Sports Correspondent                                                                                           free throw with 11.9 left off of a play that had broken
                                                                   Tantasqua was at Grafton in boys basketball earlier
                                                                                                                                               down to give the injury-plagued Rams a come-from-
                                                                this week.
                                                                                                                                               behind 52-49 win.

          antasqua moved into immediate contention over            In boys action, the Warriors rallied from a seven-
          the weekend in boys basketball, defeating Divi-                                                                                          Northbridge, which put together a memorable
                                                                point deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat its highly-
          sion 1 foe Doherty, 71-70.                                                                                                           run of its own to the D2 title last season, had been
                                                                regarded Division 1 foe. Junior Corey Gatta led Tan-
      After a stunning 36-point defeat at the hands of Divi-                                                                                   utilizing Cromwell in an unfamiliar spot because of
                                                                tasqua with 19 points in the win.
   sion 1 favorite Leominster, the Lady Warriors bounced                                                                                       injuries. Jake Ryan and Matt Phelan are both out
   back on Monday night.                                                                                                                       which required players like Cromwell to step up.
                                                                               See WARRIORS I PAGE 15
                                                                                                                                                   Or step out because the Rams were still learning
                                                                                                                                               the offense, the last second play broke down, accord-
                                                                                                                                               ing to coach Paul Baker.

Panthers slow start costly in loss to Wildcats                                                                                                     “The game was tied (49-49), so we wanted to take
                                                                                                                                               a time out,” said Baker. “But Alex saw an opening. It
                                                                                                                                               worked out, but it wasn’t our plan.”
                       - BARRE -                                                                                                                   He added, “This was a big win for us. Because
                                                                                                                                               Quaboag never, ever makes it easy because of their
                      By Bob Schron                                                                                                            hustle and Thomas Jankins is a tremendous player.”
           Turley Publications Sports Correspondent                                                                                                On the other side, the Cougars, rebuilding this
                                                                                                                                               season on the fly in back of Jankins, Josh Toppin

          uabbin had hopes and fears as the Panthers girls                                                                                     and phenom Jake Wisniewski, found their rhythm
          basketball team began play Friday night against                                                                                      after halftime.
          Gardner at the high school.                                                                                                              After taking a 16-13 lead on a three from Jankins
    Their hopes: That with a strong senior contingent back                                                                                     (25 points-8 assists-3 steals), Quaboag fell behind as
— including all-star Lydia Deneen — they would be able                                                                                         Harrison Murphy (16 points) keyed an 11-1 run to
to start strong.                                                                                                                               close the half.
    Their fears: Because of a pair of probable season-end-                                                                                         But after the break, Quaboag locked in defensive-
ing injuries to two of their stars, point guard Brandi Pas-                                                                                    ly. Its unit of Wisniewski, Jankins, Ethan Lacaire,
ternack and swing player Brittany Curran, the team would                                                                                       Nick Schlosstein and Toppin limited inside touches
lack focus.                                                                                                                                    for Murphy, pressing the Rams ion the perimeter
    The Wildcats quickly capitalized. They took a 7-2 first                                                                                     with tenacity.
quarter advantage, extended their lead to double digits (18-                                                                                       The defense opened the court up and the Cou-
7) in the second quarter and defeated Quabbin, 41-24.                                                                                          gars went on an 11-3 run to take a 37-35 lead, the
    “We committed too many turnovers,” said Quabbin                                                                                            highlights a pair of field goals by Schlosstein, a three
coach Gene Rich. “Because of that, it’s a tough way to                                                                                         by Lacaire and a brilliant back-and-forth passing dis-
start. Emotions may have played a title into it. We have
some players who are new to this level, but after they got                                                                                               See FREE THROW I PAGE 15
                                                                                                   TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTO BY BOB SCHRON
              See PANTHERS I PAGE 15                            Quabbin’s Lydia Deneen (21) passes the ball to Quabbin’s Alyssa Kowal (14).
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                                                                      - sports -
  Hevy hits 3-pointer,
  Hevy hits three shots in                        Lady Warriors look to repeat
  loss to SUNY Cobleskill                                    - STURBRIDGE -                        off-season. One of these, freshman Clau-        put themselves in a position to make an
                                                                                                   dia Fleshman was outstanding in summer          even better run this year.
     COBLESKILL, N.Y. - Anna Maria                             By Bob Schron                       league play, a precocious ballhawk on the           “Every year is different, of course,” said
  women’s basketball player and North                Turley Publications Sports Correspondent      perimeter and a good offensive threat.          the coach. “Right now, it’s too early to tell.
  Brookfield resident Amanda Hevy                                                                       She leads four other freshmen, includ-      I would consider us to be a young team,

  knocked down a 3-pointer in a 59-51                     oming off one of its best seasons        ing Maggie Simons, Jezy McGuire, Mo-            but with enough experience and most
  loss to SUNY Cobleskill on Tuesday,                     ever, the Tantasqua girls basketball     riah Burns and Liz McGuire.                     importantly, extraordinary senior leader-
  Dec. 6.                                                 team started the 2011-2012 season            At this point, the team expects Simons,     ship”
     Those were the only points for her           with a high-profile matchup, traveling to         McGuire and Burns to split time between             It includes, of course, the splendid pair
  in the game. Teammate Chelsea Blair             Leominster on Friday night.                      the varsity and jayvee.                         of captains, Brooks, a brilliant three-sport
  hits 3-of-6 shots for six points before             No matter what happens though, the               “We’re optimistic,” said Goyette. “The      athlete, and Frio, a great lacrosse player as
  fouling out.                                    Lady Warriors are primed for the chal-           girls have put in the time in the offseason,    well as an impact player on the hardwood.
                                                  lenge this week and throughout the sea-          young players who have played Subur-                The coach said, “Olivia is a special play-
                                                  son. With good reason: In senior captains        ban, JV, Town Leagues, Juniors and sum-         er. Unique. She’s president of the national
  Lindgren helps out in                           Olivia Brooks and Melissa Frio and with          mer leagues. And last year, we got great        Honor Society, friendly, intelligent, a real
                                                  a very strong mix of juniors and under-          experience.”                                    young leader. And on the court, she’s s
  defeat to Suffolk                               classmen, the Warriors feature talent and            Last season represented a proud mo-         superstar, extremely talented everywhere
                                                  chemistry.                                       ment for the Lady Warriors and their ter-       she plays.
     DUDLEY - Nichols College wom-                    “We’re feeling good about our team
  en’s basketball player and Sturbridge                                                            rific young coach. It was the first title of          “And Melissa’s another who is a fantas-
                                                  right now,” said coach Tom Goyette. “The         Goyette’s career as after years of challeng-    tic kid, taking younger players under her
  resident Kristina Lindgren had five              girls have worked hard and been on the
  points on 2-for-7 shooting from the field                                                         ing, Tantasqua took the Southern Worces-        wing. I can’t say enough about our cap-
                                                  same page since the beginning of pre-            ter County League Central crown.                tains.”
  and 1-of-2 from the line in a 52-37 loss        season.”
  to Suffolk on Thursday, Dec. 8.                                                                      They finished 14-6 and in retrospect,
                                                      In addition to Brooks and Frio, the
     She then added four points on 2-for-         Warriors have Amanda Martin at center, a
  8 shooting in a 53-43 loss to Connecticut       player who has worked very hard at mak-
  College on Saturday, Dec. 10.                   ing herself into an impact player. Also up
                                                  front is Ashley Fogwell, a six-footer who          Youth soccer hosting spring signups
  Gubitose delivers in                            the coach noted brings size and athleticism
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  dent and Clark men’s basketball player          cious defense and is a ball hawk. Return-          Through combined efforts there will be           If you have any questions feel free
  Jake Gubitose had nine points and a             ing after ACL surgery, Amanda Volpe is             one boys team and one girls team.             to contact: Greg Majewski, WCYSA
  team-high two assists in a 58-56 win            also expected to contribute.                          Registrations for the upcoming             President, at 413-436-7908 or Mark
  over Nichols on Tuesday, Dec. 6.                    The Lady Warriors have made them-              spring season will be on Thursday, Dec.       Swistak, WBYSA President, at 508-
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  and 1-for-2 from the foul line.                 commitment to the game throughout the

  FREE THROW I FROM PAGE 14                   line for four free throws down the stretch.            PANTHERS I FROM PAGE 14
                                              The Rams’ veterans capitalized.
                                                 With Murphy gradually gaining an                that lead, we fought back. So we can begin
play by Jankins and Wisniewski after a
                                              advantage over Quaboag’s gallant Scott             to take something away from this.”
steal by Thomas.
                                              Duncan, it set up a Northbridge 8-2 run                Jill Sauvageau (13 points, eight assists)
    Then at the third quarter buzzer, Top-
                                              which tied resulted in two Alex Cone free          and Denise Della-Giustina (11 points)
pin recovered a loose ball and nailed a
                                              throws to tie it, 49-49.                           paced Gardner’s attack and the Wildcats
three, giving Quaboag a 42-39 lead after
                                                 Cromwell then sunk his free throw,              built their lead to 18-7 at the half. Fresh-
                                              and Quaboag had a chance to win it.                man Shayna Yacyshyn also made a strong
    “The younger guys played great,”
                                              Jankins swept up the court, evaded one             contribution with seven rebounds.
Jankins said. “Now, we have to get the
                                              defender, but his 11-footer with 3 seconds             Devon Jurczyk (nine) led Quabbin,
older guys in synch so we can close games
                                              remaining fell off.                                the point guard scoring all of her points on
like this out.”
                                                 “Our kids did a fantastic job,” said            three-pointers.
    In a tense fourth quarter, it appeared
                                              coach Chris Reilly. “We have young play-               But in this admittedly somewhat ragged
that the Cougars would pull off a much-
                                              ers who are still learning situations. You         opener for both teams, it was Sauvageau
needed upset win. They retained a lead,
                                              can’t put an opposing team on the line             who had the most control. Gardner had
47-43 on a brilliant hustle display by Top-
                                              when you have a lead like that. We prob-           defeated Quabbin five days earlier when
pin of three offensive rebounds which
                                              ably should have won, but I’m extremely            the teams had scrimmaged in Mahar’s an-
ultimately led to a putback by Jankins
                                              happy with our players’ effort. We made            nual jamboree. Sauvageau knew what to
off of his own miss. When Thomas again
                                              inexperienced mistakes. But we’re taking           expect.
converted a 14-footer, it was 47-41 with
                                              positives galore out of this game.”                    The junior commented, “Our defense
3:41 left.
                                                                                                 stepped it up,” she said. “In the second
    But the Rams recoiled and lit out for                                                                                                                       TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTO BY BOB SCHRON
                                                 Bob Schron is a sports correspondent for        quarter, we put the pressure on. Shayna
the win. Quaboag was unwillingly com-                                                                                                             Quabbin’s Lindsey Howland (24) follows through on a
                                              Turley Publications. He can be reached at          did a real good job for us. We knew that         jump shot.
plicit, committing two key personal fouls
                                                                    they were missing two of their most impor-
on the perimeter that sent the Rams to the
                                                                                                 tant players. So we tried to capitalize.”
                                                                                                     Quabbin’s early struggles ultimately         breaking one-minute flurry, all in transi-
                                                                                                 proved too costly to overcome, disappoint-       tion. That made it 32-15 with just 6:00
    WARRIORS I FROM PAGE 14                       Goyette talked about the early part of         ing for Quabbin because as the game pro-
                                              the season.                                                                                         remaining.
                                                                                                 gressed, they appeared to be much more              Quabbin concluded the evening with
    Senior Windell Westbrook added 17.            “To get the win was important for us,”         engaged. Because Deneen, Lindsay How-
    The Warriors had trailed virtually        Goyette commented about play in the                                                                 another unit, scrambling and hustling; this
                                                                                                 land, Jacqueline Welch and Alyssa Kowal          group of Mary Beth Parslow, Steffany Hal-
throughout the game including at half-        Southern Worcester County League.                  have had multiple years in Rich’s system
time, 32-28.                                      Tantasqua was the Central champion                                                              frey, Carleigh Zalneraitis, Madison Schiltz
                                                                                                 now, they were able to stay competitive          and Welch never stopped competing,
    However, they cut into the margin and     a year ago and finished 14-6 overall.               even if the desired cohesion was absent.
were able to get into a back-and-forth            “We know that we’re playing in a                                                                though the final result was all but settled.
                                                                                                     Quabbin misses Pasternack, her leader-          “That was the way we needed to go,”
contest down the stretch.                     very capable league. Winning it was an             ship on the court, and her playmaking abil-
    In girls basketball, Tantasqua faced      accomplishment. Defending it is a chal-                                                             Rich said of the decision to play a scram-
                                                                                                 ity. Curran’s athleticism seemingly opens        bling unit at the end. “I liked their level of
the daunting task of playing the Lady         lenge.”                                            things up for Deneen, a Mid Wach B all-
Blue Devils, who had defeated Tantasqua           He added, “You can’t tell how things                                                            energy. The first unit struggled offensively.
                                                                                                 star a year ago. The team was unable to lo-      So did the second unit. But we closed it out
handily last season as well.                  will go so early, though. A lot of things          cate Deneen almost throughout; as a result,
    Quinn O’Connell scored 27 points          can happen. But we like our chemis-                                                                 that way. I just thought we took too many
                                                                                                 Lydia was limited to just four rebounds on       outside shots. We need to work the offense
to pace Leominster. Freshman Claudia          try, the mix. Things may go either way             a scoreless night.
Fleshman led the Warriors with 15.            against the best teams. We’re still formu-                                                          more, and get better with our footwork, de-
                                                                                                     “Our search for chemistry hurts our          fensively.”
    “There were certain things that we        lating our team. That’s why it’s important         frontcourt players,” said Rich. “It took us a
had to expect,” said Tantasqua coach          to keep competing. Leominster plays a                                                                  The freshman Parslow’s emergence
                                                                                                 long time to get any kind of rhythm.”            could be a key. Jittery at the beginning in
Tom Goyette. “We know about Leomin-           very aggressive brand of basketball. It’s              For a moment, Quabbin got back into
ster. They have one of the best programs      why they’re one of the top programs.”                                                               her first varsity action, she, along with the
                                                                                                 it. On the opening possession of the third       team, grew more relaxed and confident to-
in the state.”                                    Tantasqua hosts Division Central               quarter, Jurczyk converted a three. Sud-
    But the Warriors regained their foot-     Mass champion Millbury at 7 p.m.                                                                    ward the end. Though young, she could
                                                                                                 denly, Quabbin was within eight (18-10).         provide an impact, necessary to comple-
ing in the game Monday night in Stur-         Thursday.                                              But their chances swiftly faded. Ya-
bridge.                                                                                                                                           ment Deneen and Howland.
                                                                                                 cyshyn scored a pair of putbacks. How-              “One (Mary Beth) feels more comfort-
    Eight players broke into the scoring         Bob Schron is a sports correspondent for        land scored a three to cut it to 26-15. But
column. Melissa Frio scored 11 and Ol-        Turley Publications. He can be reached at                                                           able, we’ll encourage her,” Rich said. “She
                                                                                                 then Della-Giustina, Sauvageau and then          could really help us.”
ivia Brooks added eight for Tantasqua,                                Yacyshyn all scored in a sudden back-
which led 22-10 at the break.
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                                                                         - education -
Quaboag students to represent
their communities in Project 351                                                                                     Tantasqua student to fund
            By Cristy Bertini
                                                                                                                    tuition with winning hobby
                Reporter                                                                                                By Jennifer Grybowski
                                                                                                                        Turley Publications Reporter
             - WARREN -
   Quaboag Regional eighth-graders Dev-
on Maloney and Kailyn Fellmeth will head                                                                             Many students these days worry
to Boston on Jan. 14 to represent their                                                                          about how they are going to pay for
communities of Warren and West Brook-                                                                            college. Not Tantasqua Regional High
field in participating in Project 351, a state-                                                                   School student Jason Girouard of Brim-
wide community service project created last                                                                      field. He’s got it all figured out.
year by Governor Deval Patrick, where an                                                                             Girouard enters lots of video contests.
eighth grader from all 351 cities and towns                                                                      And he wins lots of video contests. To
in the commonwealth come together for                                                                            date, he has entered nine national con-
one day to perform a service project.                                                                            tests on his own and won eight of them,
   When the school administrators asked                                                                          six of those being a first place prize. He
teachers for suggestions as to which stu-                                                                        has won nearly $13,000. Recently, Gir-
dents should represent the school, Devon                           TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTO BY CRISTY BERTINI   ouard won the Joe Foss Institute Schol-
and Kailyn’s names were mentioned by                                                                             arship Program, which earned him a
multiple people when asked which students            Eighth-graders Devon Maloney (left) and Kailyn Fellmeth     $10,000 scholarship and the Intel “What
embodied good citizenship, dedication and            will represent Warren and West Brookfield in Boston for
                                                     Project 351.                                                inspires you to learn?” contest, which             TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTO BY JENNIFER GRYBOWSKI
service to their school and community, de-                                                                       earned him a new laptop to keep creat-
pendability, and good character.                                                                                                                                Jason Girouard
                                                          Devon volunteered for the past several                 ing videos on.
   Devon and Kailyn aren’t sure as to what            years at the Sturbridge Senior Center and                      Girouard said he finds out about the        in the effort and take the time to get
their project will be when they head to Bos-          she also helps out at a farm in Charlton.                  contests by searching for them online.         there,” he said. “Your life is what you
ton, and they can’t wait to find out. “I heard             Kailyn is an honors student and member                 He said the prizes are usually the moti-       make it.”
that last year one of the students that went          of the National Junior Honor Society. She                  vating factor for entering a certain con-          Entries were judged by a panel of
got to work in a food pantry with Celtics             is also a member of the student council, she               test, but with the Intel and JFI contests,     Intel and education experts based upon
players,” Kailyn said. “That would be really          is the class president, and she is a manager               he said it was the theme that interested       relevance to the question and compel-
cool.”                                                of the field hockey and basketball teams.                   him.                                           ling nature of entry, including supple-
   The girls say they were surprised that                 Devon is also an honors student and                        “They were really good topics,” he         mentary materials submitted.
they were the ones chosen to go, even                 member of the National Junior Honor So-                    said. “I felt passionate about them and            The prize for that contest was a
though neither is a stranger to community             ciety. She is also a student advisor.                      they gave a good message.”                     Toshiba laptop with Intel 2nd Genera-
service.                                                  As for career goals, Devon wants to                        The Joe Foss Institute (JFI) is a          tion Core i5 technology for him to keep,
   Kailyn went on a week-long trip to                 work with horses, specifically equine acu-                  501(c)(3) organization dedicated to            plus a Sony Internet TV for the school.
Washington, D.C. last year, working in                puncture and acupressure, which she has                    inspiring America’s youth to patriotic             Principal Michael Lucas said he was
several different food pantries along side            some experience with already through her                   public service. According to its website,      very proud of Girouard and was thrilled
students from Quaboag and Quabbin                     volunteer work.                                            the institute has developed a series of        to receive the television.
Regional and North Brookfield schools,                     Kailyn says she wants to be a lawyer,                  nationwide scholarship contests that ask           “Jason is one of those kids that makes
which was sponsored by the Congrega-                  a veterinarian, an actress, or perhaps all                 the youth of America to take some time         Tantasqua a unique place,” Lucas said.
tional Church in West Brookfield.                      three.                                                     to ponder what the phrase “American            “He has clearly found his passion and
                                                                                                                 values” means; to ponder what our free-        that is what we want for all of our stu-
                                                                                                                 doms cost; and to ponder what it means         dents here. We are very proud of him.”
                                                                                                                 to be an American.                                 Lucas thought Girouard should have
                                                                                                                     Girouard responded with a moving           a say on how the television he won is
                                                                                                                 video expressing why he thinks Ameri-          used. The pair decided it would be best
                                                                                                                 can rights are worth defending.                used by being installed in a conference
                                                                                                                     “We have the rights we have, we say        room for student groups and organiza-
                                                                                                                 what we want, petition what we believe         tions to utilize.
                                                                                                                 is wrong,” he said. “We take that for              “Jason liked the idea of it being here
                                                                                                                 granted but we shouldn’t. Other coun-          for student groups,” Lucas said. “It is
                                                                                                                 tries don’t have the same rights as we do      wonderful for Skype or presentations or
                                                                                                                 and we have them because thousands of          meetings occurring through the web.”
                                                                                                                 men have fought for those rights. I think          Girouard made his first video in the
                                                                                                                 they are worth defending.”                     eighth grade as part of an English proj-
                                                                                                                     He narrated the video with his es-         ect. Then, he and his friends began mak-
                                                                                                                 say and used pictures and images of our        ing videos for fun.
                                                                                                                 country’s fight for freedom throughout              “It was something I liked,” he said.
                                                                                                                 history as well as some stock footage of           In those early days, Girouard used
                                                                                                                 things like a bald eagle. He estimated it      his parents’ old VHS camera. But he has
                                                                                                                 took him about 15 hours to film and pro-        graduated to much more sophisticated
                                                                                                                 duce the video.                                equipment these days. He has received
                                                                                                                     When he came across the JFI con-           cameras as gifts and has used his win-
                                                                                                                 test, he knew entering it would bring          nings to purchase equipment, including
                                                                                                                 him to another level because the prize         a new computer and editing software.
  CLUES ACROSS             37. Capital of the        4. Rapid bustling         31. A women’s                     was a $10,000 scholarship; much larger
  1. Leavened rum cakes    Apulia region             movement                  undergarment
                                                                                                                                                                    Ironically, however, he has never
                                                                                                                 than he has won in the past.                   taken a media class at Tantasqua.
  6. Stepped on            38. They __               5. Centripetal            33. Cost Information
                                                                                                                     “I try to enter contests with prizes be-       “I learned it all on my own,” he said.
  10. Arab outer           39. Linear unit (Span.)   6. Wound around           Report
  garments                 40. More lucid            something                 35. Trims
                                                                                                                 low $500 because I thought the higher          “The media classes are always full. I’ll be
  14. Positive pole        41. 6th largest Russian   7. Sumac genus            36. River rising in NE            ones would attract more professionals          able to take it next semester.”
  15. Sharpening stone     city                      8. Original Equipment     Turkey                            with expensive equipment,” he said.                Girouard said what he likes best
  17. Atomic #38           43. Fights a short bout   Manufacturer              37. Soap blocks                   “But I decided to take the risk. Clearly       about the video production process is
  19. Omnivorous           45. Ancient Olympic       9. Alcohol withdrawal     39. Overnight case                it worked out well.”                           the editing. What he likes best about the
  mammal of C and S        Site                      symptom                   40. Derisive literary                 Girouard said he was shocked when          contests is the pressure to win.
  Am.                      46. Companion animals     10. Unkeyed               works                             he got the phone call that he had won.             “I like working trying to make it the
  20. Records electrical   47. Indian frocks         11. Small water travel    42. Simply                            “It was pure joy,” he said. “It wasn’t     best video it can be,” he said. “I like the
  brain currents           49. SE Indonesian         vessel                    43. 5th wheels                    until I got off the phone that I realized
  21. Without (French)     island                    12. Family Formicidae     44. A furry
                                                                                                                                                                fight to be the best.”
                                                                                                                 the extent of how big this award was.”             For the amount of contests he enters,
  22. Mother’s sisters     50. The winged            13. 3rd largest whale     animal skin
                                                                                                                     For the Intel contest, students simply     one might think that is his main hobby.
  23. An open skin         goddess of the dawn       16. Scamper               47. Burning of the
  infection                53. Exchange of goods     18. Container             Hindu widow
                                                                                                                 had to submit at least 50 words answer-        Not so. Girouard is on the student coun-
  24. Long mucilaginous    54. Bird in a pear tree   counterweight             48. Actor Ladd                    ing the question “What inspires you to         cil, National Honor Society and is the
  green pods               56. A contest in which    22. (Largest) Peoples     49. Bay Area Transit              learn?” Students were also allowed to          vice president of his class. He is a three-
  25. Past tense of 23     the winner is undecided   of Ghana                  Authority                         include links to original photos, vid-         season athlete, participating in cross
  across                   58. Tidal bore            23. Unit of loudness      50. The boundary of a             eos or other multimedia content if they        country, swimming and outdoor track.
  26. Cereal grain         59. Petite                24. Double-reed           surface                           chose. Of course, Girouard submitted a         He also works part-time for Sturbridge
  product                  60. Freshwater duck       instrument                51. A brutish giant               video.                                         Cable Access filming municipal meet-
  29. Lack of normal       genus                     25. Sole genus            52. One who divines                   “I submitted the video to differenti-      ings.
  muscle tone              61. A nasty smile         27. “Dynasty” actress     the future                        ate my entry,” he said. “It gave a more
  31. Lean, scrawny                                  Linda                     53. Very fast airplane
                                                                                                                                                                    Girouard, a junior, said that while he
                                                                                                                 personal aspect.”                              plans on attending college, he’s not sure
  32. Work holiday         CLUES DOWN                28. Said of a             54. Frying vessel
                                                                                                                     Girourad’s submission focused              where yet or what he’d like to study,
  (informal)               1. The supporting part    maneuverable vessel       55. 007’s creator
  34. Abnormal breathing   2. Poker stake            29. Macaws                57. 1/1000 of an
                                                                                                                 around success.                                although he said if he doesn’t major in
  35. Peels                3. Tennis player Bjorn    30. Seamen                ampere                                “I said you can be whatever you want       video he’ll minor in it.
                                                                                                                 to be, like you’re always told, if you put
                                      ANSWERS ON PAGE 19
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                                                             - public safety -
BROOKFIELD POLICE LOGS                             WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7
                                                                                                    WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7                                                  911 Domestic Dispute, Willard Road, arrest
                                                                                                    Phone Suspicious vehicle, Podunk Road,                             over 17 yrs. old
MONDAY, DEC. 5                                     911 Medical Emergency, Gilbert St., trans-       investigated                                                        Summons: Hollie M Lockwood, 10 School
911 Medical Emergency, Fiskdale Road,              ported to hospital                               Initiated MV stop, Rte. 84, citation issued                        St. Apt. 2nd, Sturbridge, MA; Age: 37; Charges:
transported to Harrington                          Initiated Safety hazard, E Brookfield Road,                                                                         Liquor to person under 21, sell/deliver
911 Medical Emergency, Buckboard Ps.,              removed hazard                                   THURSDAY, DEC. 8                                                    Arrest: Edward W Rappold, 34 Willard Road,
transported to Harrington                          Phone Suspicious activity, Barnes Road,          Initiated MV stop, OSV entrance-OSV access                         Sturbridge, MA; Age: 7; Charges: Assault &
Phone Assist citizen, Town of Brookfield, spo-      could not locate                                 road, arrest over 17 yrs. old                                      battery (domestic)
ken to                                             THURSDAY, DEC. 8                                    Arrest: Blanca Miryam Bobadilla, 1253 S
911 Animal Call, Lincoln St., services ren-        Initiated Snow ban, E Brookfield Road, vehi-     River St., Marshfield, MA; Age: 67; Charges:                       SATURDAY, DEC. 10
dered                                              cle towed                                        Warrant arrest.                                                    911 Disturbance/Dispute (general, School
                                                   Phone MV accident, School St. + Hillsville       Initiated MV stop, Holland Road, citation                          St., arrest over 17 yrs. old
TUESDAY, DEC. 6                                    Road, vehicle towed                              issued                                                                Summons: Hollie M Lockwood, 10
911—911 Central St., peace restored                Initiated Disturbance, Forest St., gone on       Initiated MV stop, Rte. 20 + Fiske Hill Road,                      School St., Apt. 2nd, Sturbridge, MA; Age:
911 Medical Emergency, Second St., trans-          arrival                                          criminal complaint app.                                            37; Charges: Liquor to person under 21,
ported to Harrington                               911 Medical Emergency, Maple St., trans-         Summons: Daniel M Mcnulty Jr., 36 Wallace                          sell/deliver
Cellular Suspicious activity, Lake Road, could     ported to St. Vs.                                Road, Sturbridge, MA; Age: 23; Charges:                               Arrest: James R Lockwood, 10 School
not locate                                                                                          Unregistered MV, uninsured MV, stop/yield,                         St., Apt. 2, Sturbridge, MA; Age: 39; Charges:
Walk-In Assist citizen, Central St., services      FRIDAY, DEC. 9                                   fail to                                                            A&B, A&B, assault w/dangerous weapon,
rendered                                           Phone Alarm, School St., no action required                                                                         assault w/dangerous weapon, threat to com-
Phone Larceny/theft/shoplifting, Post Road,        911 Medical Emergency, Elm St., transported      FRIDAY, DEC. 9                                                     mit crime, threat to commit crime, liquor to
report taken                                       to St. Vs.                                       911 Suspicious Activity, Apple Hill Road,                          person under 21, sell/deliver, liquor to person
                                                   Initiated Suspicious activity, Lincoln Road,     arrest over 17 yrs. old                                            under 21, sell/deliver, disorderly conduct,
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7                                  investigated                                        Arrest: Decarlo Dequan Andersonbyfield,                         disturbing the peace.
Initiated Welfare check, Surrey Ln., could not     Initiated Illegal dumping, Shore Road + North    8 Patton St., Oxford, MA; Age: 19; Charges:                           Arrest: Samantha Shea Trombly, 11
locate                                             St., investigated                                B&E Vehicle, nighttime for felony, unlicensed                      Randolph St., Apt. 1, Southbridge, MA; Age:
Cellular Disabled MV, Main St., checked/se-                                                         operation of MV, use MV without authority,                         20; Charges: Disguise to obstruct justice,
cured                                              SATURDAY, DEC. 10                                larceny under $250                                                 disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace,
Cellular Medical emergency, Howard St.,            Phone Complaint, Elm St., report taken           Initiated Investigation, Apple Hill Road, crimi-                   A&B, drug, possess Class A, drug, possess
transported to Harrington                          Initiated Serve summons, Town Farm Road,         nal complaint app.                                                 Class E, drug, possess Class C, drug, pos-
                                                   services rendered                                   Summons: Christian Scott Turgeon, 101                           sess Class E.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8                                   Phone Fire, other, Grove St., services ren-      Main St., Apt. LKA, Oxford, MA; Age: 23;                              Arrest: Samantha Shea Trombly, 11
Phone Larceny/theft/shoplifting, Central St.,      dered                                            Charges: B&E vehicle/boat nighttime for fel-                       Randolph St., Apt. 1, Southbridge, MA; Age:
report taken                                       Phone Complaint, Fullam Hill Road, services      ony, B&E vehicle/boat nighttime for felony,                        20; Charges: Fugitive from justice on court
Phone Annoying phone calls, Rice Corner            rendered                                         larceny over $250, larceny over $250.                              warrant
Road, report taken                                 Phone Suspicious activity, Bell St., could not   Phone Threats/harassment, Heritage Green
Phone Complaint, unknown, unknown out-             locate                                           Dr., criminal complaint app.                                       SUNDAY, DEC. 11
come                                               Cellular Assist citizen, Brickyard Road, no        Summons: Warren H Dunshee, 13 Heritage                           Initiated MV stop, Hall Road, criminal com-
Initiated Larceny/theft/shoplifting, Boyes Ave.,   action required                                  Green Dr., Sturbridge, MA; Age: 18; Charges:                       plaint app.
report taken                                       Cellular Disturbance, School St., arrest(s)      Assault, disorderly conduct                                           Summons: Stephanie S Leblanc, 423
911 Suspicious Activity, Rice Corner Road,         made                                             Initiated MV stop, Rte. 84, arrest over 17 yrs.                    Woodstock Road, Southbridge, MA; Age: 29;
investigated                                                                                        old                                                                Charges: Registration suspended, OP MV,
                                                   SUNDAY, DEC. 11                                     Arrest: Gearny B Sanchez, 44 Forrester                          subsq. Off, lights violation, MV, inspection/
FRIDAY, DEC. 9                                     Phone Fire alarm, N Main St., investigated       St., Apt. 2, Salem, MA; Age: 39; Charges:                          sticker, no.
911 Medical Emergency, N Brookfield Road,           911 Fire structure, Elm St., extinguished        Warrant arrest
transported to Mary Lane
Initiated Welfare check, Westward Wy., ser-        ARREST
vices rendered                                     Derek Gryszowka, 20, of 1510 South St.,
Cellular Disturbance,, Fiskdale Road, services     Barre was arrested on Dec. 10 for OUI alco-
                                                   hol, minor transporting alcohol, marked lanes
Phone Animal call, Kimball St., taken/referred     violation, open alcohol container in motor                                                            Lifelong Learning Center
to other agency                                                                                                                                                     at the Palmer Public Library
Initiated Annoying Phone calls, Rice Corner                                                                                                                                (413) 283-2329
Road, investigated
                                                   STURBRIDGE POLICE LOGS
Phone Suspicious activity, Old Fiskdale Road,
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                                                   MONDAY, DEC. 5                                       FROM THE STAFF AT TOP FLOOR LEARNING.
SATURDAY, DEC. 10                                  Initiated MV stop, Brookfield Road, citation          Many thanks to our tutors and volunteers for sharing their time
Radio Vandalism, Quaboag St., services ren-        issued                                                 and skills throughout the past year. We are truly grateful for
dered                                              Initiated MV stop, Westbound, Rte. 20 + Rte.                    your on-going contributions and support.
Initiated Complaint, Post Road, services ren-      49, criminal complaint app.
                                                   Summons: Donna B Farland, 97 School St.,              Game Night: The 2nd Tuesday of every month: 6:00 to 7:45 p.m. Free!
Phone Complaint, Lincoln St., transported to       Apt. 101, Putnam, CT; Age: 57; Charges:                     For dates, time, cost and course descriptions please visit our website at
Harrington                                         Improper operation of MV.                         or contact Top Floor Learning at 413-283-2329.
                                                      Summons: Alexander K Farland, 97                                           Sign-up early, class sizes are limited!
Initiated Suspicious activity, Rice Corner Road,
could not locate                                   School St, Apt. 101, Putnam, CT; Age: 19;
Phone Suspicious activity, Rice Corner Road,       Charges: Unlicensed operation of MV, stop/
                                                   yield, fail to, speeding.
                                                                                                                   ADULT LITERACY PROGRAMS
investigated                                                                                            English as a Second Language                                                      Citizenship
Cellular Assist citizen, Central St., spoken to       Initiated Investigation, Cedar St., arrest
                                                   over 17 yrs. old                                                  One to One Tutoring                                 Classes are designed for learners of English
Cellular Suspicious activity, Rice Corner Road,                                                        for learners of English who are at a beginning                    as a Second Language who would like to
could not locate                                      Arrest: Sean S Lavallee, 275 Cedar St.,          level, speak NO English or very little English.                             become U.S. Citizens.
                                                   Sturbridge, MA; Age: 20; Charges: Warrant
                                                   arrest, warrant arrest, warrant arrest.              English as a Second Language                                          Reading, Writing, Math
SUNDAY, DEC. 11                                                                                                     Conversation Classes                                             One to One Tutoring
Phone Alarm, Rice Corner Road, bldg.                  Walk-In Larceny/theft, Lynch Road,                 Class designed for learners at an Intermediate or              This individualized program centers on the
Checked/secured                                    referred to other agency                            Advanced levels who would like more Opportunities                needs and goals of learners in reading writ-
911 Safety Hazard, Quaboag St., taken/re-             911 Domestic Dispute, Cedar St., services          to converse with peers and teachers in English.                 ing, spelling, math, and GED preparation.
ferred to other agency                             rendered
                                                      Initiated MV stop, Rte. 20, arrest over 17                                           GED Half Length Practice Test
Initiated Disabled MV, Lake Road, investi-                                                                                                    Please call to make an appointment.
gated                                              yrs. old
                                                       Arrest: De Los Domingo, Main, Charlotte,
                                                   NC, Age: 31; Charges: Equipment violation,
                                                   miscellaneous MV, unlicensed operation of                                      BRIDGE TO COLLEGE
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911 Medical Emergency, King Road, trans-           Charlton Road, criminal complaint app.              FIRST SEMESTER                                                  SECOND SEMESTER
                                                                                                       Prior to January 2012: Take the ACCUPLACER assessment           September - December 2012: Math (4 credits) OR ENG 101
ported to Mary Lane                                   Summons: Crystal M Forrester, 21 Gale            Jan – May 2012: Full class review of college entry-level        (3 credits, 14 weeks, 3 or 4 hours per week) Taught by HCC
911 MV accident, Bates St., taken to fam-          Road, Charlton, MA; Age: 29; Charges:               reading, writing and math, research and study skills, time      faculty at TFL. Note: ACCUPLACER results determine which
ily/guardian                                       Larceny under $250                                  management, and basic computer.                                 course is offered. COST: $300 for ENG 101, $350 for Math
                                                                                                       (14 weeks, 3 hours per week).                                   (+ $50 registration per course)
                                                                                                       Ongoing: one to one tutoring as needed.                        All dates TBA. A minimum of 10 participants is required. Once
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Phone Fire alarm, S Main St., investigated         Phone Accident (hit & run), Wal-Mart,
Phone Safety hazard, N Main St., unknown           Charlton Road, services rendered
Phone Safety hazard, S Main St., services
                                                   Radio Accident (property damage) Wells
                                                   State Park-Rte. 49, services rendered
                                                                                                                               SURVIVOR’S BRIDGE
                                                                                                           For women and girls who are or have been affected by domestic violence.
rendered                                                                                                                    Call Gail at 413-283-2329 for details.
Phone Alarm/panic, School St., false alarm
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                                       - religion / obituaries -
      Marguerite “Marge” Chisholm, 65                                                                  TRI-PARISH                        FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH             QUABBIN VALLEY
                                                                                                  COMMUNITY CHURCH                           OF NORTH BROOKFIELD                CHURCH OF CHRIST
    NORTH BROOKFIELD - Margue-                 and an inspiration to all who knew her. She    3 Oakham Rd., POB 202 New                         144 N. Main St.           1 Robbins Rd. (Senior Center),
rite “ Marge” (Bradley) Chisholm, 65, of       worked as a guidance secretary at Quabo-                 Braintree                         North Brookfield, MA 01535             Ware, MA 01082
                                                                                                    (508) 867-3306                              (508) 867-8428                 For more information
North Brookfield and formerly of Brook-         ag High School for many years where she            Rev. Laura Friedman                      Pastor: Rev. David J. Libby       contact James Chaisson
field, passed away in her home peacefully       enjoyed working with her students and                                                                                            at (774) 200-0542
                                                                                                    SUNDAY SCHEDULE                            SUNDAY SCHEDULE                     goodnews@
to be with her spiritual father on Dec. 12,    coworkers. Her most precious time was          Place: New Braintree Church                    Worship: 10:45 a.m.   
2011 surrounded by family. She leaves be-      spent with family and friends. She loved to      Worship Service: 10 a.m.                   Senior High Youth Group:
hind all her love for her devoted husband      knit and was an avid reader. A message for                                                      6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                           Junior High Youth Group:             SUNDAY SCHEDULE
of 46 years Melvin Chisholm; her loving        her children and grandchildren, keep your          ST. STANISLAUS CHURCH                            6 – 8 p.m.                Worship: 9:45 – 11 a.m.
sons David Chisholm of North Brookfield         quarters close to your hearts, for that will      Main Street, West Warren
                                                                                                      (413) 436-5110
; John and his wife Renee, their children      always be me. Relatives and friends are                Fr. Dan Becker                            THE CHURCH OF                    QUABOAG VALLEY
Jenna and Makenzie Chisholm of Warren          invited to attend calling hours on Tuesday,                                                     JESUS CHRIST OF                   BAPTIST CHURCH
                                                                                                       MASS SCHEDULE                          LATTER-DAY SAINTS                  175 Fiskdale Rd.
and Jeremy Smith and his fiancé Renee           Dec. 20, from 10 a.m. - noon in Pillsbury              Saturdays: 4 p.m.                          209 Main St.                 Brookfield, MA 01506
Gerardi of Salt Lake City UT; a beloved        Funeral Home Rte 9/Old West Brookfield                                                         North Brookfield, MA                 (508) 867-5920
daughter JoAnne Chisholm and her chil-         Road, Brookfield. A funeral Mass will be                                                         (508) 867-3457   
                                                                                                   GEORGE WHITEFIELD                                                                  Pastor:
dren, Jonathan and Julia Langlois of Wales;    held on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s      UNITED METHODIST CHURCH                        SUNDAY SCHEDULE                Rev. R. Dean McIsaac
a sister Darlene and her husband Lester        Church in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart                  33 Main Street                       Services start at 9 a.m.
                                                                                                     West Brookfield                                                             SUNDAY SCHEDULE
Collins; two brothers, Donald Bradley and      Parish, Lincoln St., Brookfield. Burial                 (508) 867-5978                                                          First service: 8:30am
his wife Donna; Vincent Sr. Bradley and        will follow in Sacred Heart of Jesus Cem-       (508) 867-3667 (Parsonage)                     EMMANUEL ORTHODOX            Family Ministries: 10:00am
                                                                                                         CATHOLIC CHURCH              Second service: 11:15am
his wife Joanne; a dear sister-in-law, Rose-   etery in West Brookfield. In lieu of flowers          Rev. Bruce DeWitte                     25 Winthrop Terrace Warren,
mary Bradley. She was predeceased by a         please make donations in her name to the                                                            MA 01083                         STURBRIDGE
brother Joseph Bradley and many loved          Tracey Ann Bradley Scholarship Founda-               SUNDAY SCHEDULE                             (413) 436-5582                  FEDERATED CHURCH
                                                                                                   Worship: 9:30 a.m.                              8 Maple St.
nieces and nephews. Marge was a loving         tion 59 Winsor Street, Ludlow MA 01056.          Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.                     Pastor: Fr. Ken DeVoie           Sturbridge, MA 01566,
wife, devoted mother, doting grandmother                          Choir Practice: 7 p.m.                                                   (508) 3473915
                                                                                                                                                MASS SCHEDULE                  Rev. Robert Jackson
                                                                                                      Fellowship is available                Saturdays 5:00 p.m.              SUNDAY SCHEDULE
                 William F. Fullam III, 77                                                     throughout the week. Small group
                                                                                              ministries are available in a variety of
                                                                                                                                             Sundays 9:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                           Contemporary Praise &
                                                                                                                                                                           Worship 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                              Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
                                                                                                        areas for all ages.              Worship: Wednesdays 7 p.m.
    NORTH BROOKFIELD - William                 his family. He enjoyed playing cards, at-                                                       Lord’s Day Mass:
F. Fullam III, 77, passed away peacefully      tending his grandchildren’s sporting events                                                     Sundays 10 a.m.                       BETHLEHEM
                                                                                                       SACRED HEART                        Community Bible Study:                LUTHERAN CHURCH
at home surrounded by his loving fam-          and traveling with                                    OF JESUS CHURCH                        Thursdays 7 p.m. and                    345 Main St.
ily. He leaves his wife of 56 years Jean P.    his wife and friends.                           10 Milk St., West Brookfield,                 Wednesdays 9 a.m.                Sturbridge, MA 01566,
                                                                                                         MA 01585                                                                 (508) 347-7297
(Woleader) Fullam, a daughter Martha           Bill was a member                                      (508) 867-6469                                              
Fullam Gobi and her children Meghan            of the American                                         sacredheart@                            EAST BROOKFIELD     
                                                                                                                  BAPTIST CHURCH                Rev. Frederick Marcoux
and Joshua, a son William J. Fullam, his       Legion and a for-                              Pastor: Rev. David B. Galonek                       262 Main St.                    SUNDAY SCHEDULE
wife Shelley and their children Sadie and      mer member of the                                                                          East Brookfield, MA 01515        Traditional Service 9:30 a.m.
Logan, and nieces and nephews. Bill was        North      Brookfield                                    MASS SCHEDULE                            (508) 867-8159              Sunday School 10:45 a.m.
                                                                                              Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m.                Pastor: Rev. Kevin P. Cross      Coffee Fellowship 10:45 a.m.
predeceased by his son James A. Fullam,        School Committee. He was a dedicated            First Friday Mass: 6:30 p.m.
and a brother John A. Fullam. Bill was         family man, who met life with a positive at-        First Saturday: 8 a.m.                     SUNDAY SCHEDULE
                                                                                               Saturday Vigil: (June 1 – Nov             Worship: 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.             ST. ANNE CHURCH &
born in Worcester, the son of Alice (Laflin)    titude and a smile. He will be sadly missed    30) 4:30 p.m. (Dec 1 – May 31               Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.                ST. PATRICK PARISH
Fullam and William F. Fullam II. He grad-      by all that new and loved him. A Memo-            at 4:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s              Evening Worship: 6:30 p.m.         16 Church St., Fiskdale, MA
                                                                                                    Church, Brookfield)                                                                  01518
uated from North Brookfield High School         rial Service will be held at the First Con-    Sundays: 7:30 a.m. and 11:30                                                          (508) 347-9353
and served in the U.S. Marine Corps dur-       gregational Church, 144 North Main St.,                        a.m.                           ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST              Fr. Peter Precourt,A.A.,
ing The Korean Conflict. After leaving the      North Brookfield on Saturday, Dec. 17,            Baptism is by appointment and                  CATHOLIC CHURCH               Fr. Philip Bonvouloir,A.A.,
                                                                                                    a pre-Baptism program                       121 Blaine Ave.               Fr. Roland Gulmain,A.A.
Marines he graduated from Nichols Col-         at 11 a.m. Burial will follow with Military                is required.                     East Brookfield, MA 01515                  SUNDAY MASS
lege with a degree in Business and Wild-       honors in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Elm                                                             (508) 867-3738                  (St. Joachim Chapel)
                                                                                                                                                    Pastor:                  Saturday (vigil) 4:00 p.m.,
life Management. Bill worked for the U.S.      Street, North Brookfield. In lieu of flow-        ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH                    Fr. George Charland              Sunday 8:00, 10:00a.m.,
Postal Service for over 30 years as a Safety   ers memorial contributions may be made to               11 Lincoln St.                                                             12 noon, 6:00 p.m.
Manager and a District Consultant, retiring    the North Brookfield Sports Booster Club,            Brookfield, MA 01506                        MASS SCHEDULE              (Outdoor Pavilion June through
                                                                                                      (508) 867-6469                          Saturday: 4 p.m.                        September)
in 1989. He was a true outdoorsman who         c/o 58 Shore Road, North Brookfield, MA.        Pastor: Rev. David B. Galonek               Sunday: 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.                 DAILY MASS
enjoyed hunting and golfing, and whose          01535. Pillsbury Funeral Home, 44 Gilbert                                                 Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m.              (St.Anne Church)
                                                                                                       MASS SCHEDULE                                                       Monday – Saturday 7:30 a.m.,
greatest passion was fishing. Bill spent        St., North Brookfield is directing arrange-             Monday: 9 a.m.                                                        Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m.
many summer vacations in Maine with            ments.                Saturday Vigil: (Dec 1 – May                   LIGHTHOUSE MISSION                  HOLY DAY MASS
                                                                                               31) 4:30 p.m. (June 1 – Nov                       12 Hobbs Ave.                     (St.Anne Church)
                                                                                              30 at 4:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart                Brookfield, MA 01506            Vigil 7:00 p.m., Feast 7:30,
                   Ronald B. Gadaire, 54                                                       Catholic Church, Brookfield)
                                                                                                      Sundays: 9 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                (508) 867-3468                  10:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                             NORTH BROOKFIELD
   BRIMFIELD - Ronald B. Gadaire, 54,          ated from David Hale Fanning School of                ST. MARY’S RECTORY                            PILGRIM                      NEW LIFE FELLOWSHIP
died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at home.          Health Occupations in Worcester before                    4 Howard St.                         BAPTIST CHURCH                          ASSEMBLY
                                                                                                    Brookfield, MA 01506                 31 West Brookfield Rd. North                8 Eagle Ave.
He leaves his wife of 26 years, Mary J.        graduating from Broward Community                       (508) 867-3188                       Brookfield, MA 01535               Sturbridge, MA 01566,
(Drake) Gadaire; his father, Bruce W. Ga-      College in Florida with a Associates De-                                                        (508) 867-8012                      (508) 347-7753
                                                                                                                                                                                 Rev.Kurt Bergquam
daire of Brookfield; two brothers, Jeffrey      gree in Nursing. Mr. Gadaire was a regis-          UPPER ROOM CHRISTIAN                         SUNDAY SCHEDULE                     SUNDAY SCHEDULE
Gadaire of Brookfield and Derek Gadaire         tered nurse for 25 years working for sev-               FELLOWSHIP                          Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.               Pre-service Prayer
and his wife Katrina of Palmer; one sister,    eral hospitals in Worcester and then as the          18 Central Street                     Worship: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.          9.a.m,Worship 10 a.m.,
                                                                                                       West Warren                                                                  Sunday School
Cynthia Martin of Brookfield; one uncle,        Director of Nurses at the Vencor Hospital             (413) 436-7559                                                        (first and third week) 10 a.m.
Douglas Gadaire of West Brookfield;             in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was also a         Pastor: Jeremy Stefano                       CHRIST MEMORIAL             WEDNESDAY 7 – 8:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                              EPISCOPAL CHURCH                    Adult Bible Study,
three aunts, Louise Vale of Providence,        grant writer for the Ryan White Commit-               SUNDAY SCHEDULE                          133 North Main St.                     Youth Group,
RI, Laurel Chesson of East Brookfield           tee and for Aids Project Worcester. Ronald         Sunday School: 9 a.m.                   North Brookfield, MA 01535        Nursery, Children’s Ministry
                                                                                                    Worship: 10 a.m.                            (508) 867-2789
and Paula Woodard of Brookfield; five            loved traveling, photography, gardening             Youth Group: 6 p.m.                     Pastor: Rev. Mary Vidmar
nephews, James, Kyle, Zachary, Sean and        and going to the beach. Funeral Services                                                                                           STURBRIDGE
Joshua and one great-nephew, Aiden. He         for Ronald will be held privately at the                  THE FIRST
                                                                                                                                               SUNDAY SCHEDULE                  WORSHIP CENTER
                                                                                                                                               Worship: 9 a.m.            9 Mashapaug Rd., Sturbridge,
was born in Worcester, son of the late         convenience of his family. There are no               CONGREGATIONAL                         Sunday School: 9 a.m.                  MA 01566,
Sally A. (Dillon) Gadaire and grew up in       calling hours. Burial will be in Brookfield               CHURCH OF                                                               (508) 347-9642
                                                                                                   WEST BROOKFIELD UCC                                                          www.sturbridge
Brookfield and lived in Fort Lauderdale         Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial               36 North Main Street                      ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH     
and in Worcester before moving to Brim-        donations may be made to a charity of the         West Brookfield, MA 01585                      296 N. Main St.                 SUNDAY SCHEDULE
field seven years ago.                          donor’s choice. Varnum Funeral Home,                   (508) 867-7078                      North Brookfield, MA 01535        Prayer Service 9:00 a.m.
                                                                                                                        Rectory:                    Worship 9:30 a.m.
   He graduated from Tantasqua Region-         Inc., 43 East Main St., West Brookfield is                  Pastor:                             28 Mt. Pleasant St.
al High School in Sturbridge and gradu-        directing arrangements.                            Rev. Lisa Durke Abbott                  North Brookfield, MA 01535
                                                                                                                                                (508) 867-6811                CHRIST OF OUR REFUGE
                                                                                                     SUNDAY SCHEDULE                        Pastor: Kevin Hartford                 FELLOWSHIP
                                                                                                    Worship: 10 a.m.
                        Anna M. Perry, 51                                                     Sunday School (ages 5 – 12):
                                                                                              10 a.m. (except 1st Sunday of
                                                                                                                                               MASS SCHEDULE
                                                                                                                                              Saturday: 4 p.m.
                                                                                                                                          Sunday Mass at 10:15 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                          Community Room, Southbridge
                                                                                                                                                                            Bannk, Rt. 20, Sturbridge
                                                                                                       each month)                                                          Sunday mornings, 9-11 a.m.
                                                                                              Youth Group: 10 a.m. (on 2nd                Monday, Thursday, Friday:
   WALES — Anna M. (Howlett) Perry,            Perry Jr. and Bridget A. Perry of Wales;                                                            8 a.m.                   508-344-0091/christour-
                                                                                                    and 4th Sundays)                                                  
51, of Monson Road, died Tuesday, Dec.         her mother Dotty Dipietro of Monson; two        Nursery attendant is on duty                     Confessions:
                                                                                                      every Sunday.                        Saturdays 3 – 3:45 p.m.
13, 2011 surrounded by the love of her         brothers, Kenneth Howlett of Stafford,
                                                                                                                                                                              OPEN DOOR MINISTRIES
                       family.                 Conn. and William Dipietro III of Mon-                                                                                            INTERNATIONAL
                           Born in South-      son; two sisters, Julia Napolitan of Ludlow       ST. PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH
                                                                                                                                           CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
                                                                                                 1060 Main Street, Warren                                                     Non-denominational
                       bridge to Dotty         and Kathleen Wentworth and her husband                 (413) 436-7327                              8 Central St.
                                                                                                                                                                          Independent Christian Church
                       (Fountain) Dipiet-      Dennis of Wales; her ex-husband Herbert            Pastor: Fr. Dan Becker                    Brookfield, MA 01506
                                                                                                                                                (508) 867-6262
                       ro and the late Ken-    J. Perry Sr. of Wales; and many nieces,                MASS SCHEDULE                
                                                                                                                                                                              Services held at the
                                                                                                                                                                          community room – Southbridge
                       neth N. Howlett,        nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.                 Sundays 8:30 a.m. and                  Pastor: Rev. Eleanor Kranor
                                                                                                                                                                                Savings Bank
                       Anna was a gradu-          Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec.               10:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                               SUNDAY SCHEDULE                 200 Charlton RD.
                                                                                                                                                                               Rt. 20 Sturbridge
                       ate of Tantasqua        17 at Lombard Funeral Home, 3 Bridge                                                            Worship: 10 a.m.
                       Regional       High     St. in Monson. A visiting hour will be held       QUABOAG SEVENTH DAY
                                                                                                                                                                              Sundays at 1:00 P.M.
                       School and has          from 9 to 10 a.m. with a memorial service to        ADVENTIST CHURCH                                                             774 – 452 - 2722
                                                                                              1570 Southbridge Rd. Warren                        UNIVERSALIST
                       been a longtime         be held at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Do-             MA 01083                                UNITARIAN CHURCH
                                                                                                    (413) 436-7858                        9 Upper River St. Brookfield,
                       area resident. She      nations may be made to the family c/o Her-                                                           MA 01506
                                                                                                  Pastor: Mikhail Baciu
worked at area restaurants as a waitress for   bert J. Perry Jr. 127 Wales Road, Monson,                                                        (508) 867-5145
                                                                                                                                            Pastor: Rev. Sara Ascher
many years. Anna had a deep love of family     MA 01057. For online condolences and/or               SUNDAY SCHEDULE
                                                                                                    Worship: 9:30 a.m.                        SUNDAY SCHEDULE
and fiends and was “one of a kind.”             directions visit www.lombardfuneralhome.           Sunday School: 11 a.m.                     Worship: 10:30 a.m.
   Anna leaves her children, Herbert J.        com.
                                                                                                     A Turley Publication • I Thursday, December 15, 2011                                             PA G E 1 9

 Sheriff’s office donates computers to Tantasqua students
          By Jennifer Grybowski                         perience fixing them. And these computers
          Turley Publications Reporter                  don’t end up in the trash; they get a new
                                                        lease on life, so that’s great.”
             -STURBRIDGE-                                   The computers were used to replace
                                                        older models in the Pathways program.

        antasqua Regional Technical High                Tranter brought Evangelidis to the Path-
        School had a visit from Worcester               ways classroom to show him the comput-
        County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis                  ers in action.
last week. But thankfully, it didn’t have                   Pathways program instructor Patri-
anything to do with the law.                            cia Cutler said the computers allow the
    Evangelidis’s office recently donated a              students access to updated programs the
dozen used computers to the school’s Com-               old computers were not compatible with,
puter Technology shop and Evangelidis                   increasing their learning of academic and
stopped into the school on Tuesday to see               life skills. The programs teach the students
where the computers ended up.                           things like how to shop in a grocery store,
    “We decided this would be a good place              prepare a budget and write with symbols.
to donate them because [the students] can                   “And the computers are faster now,”
prep them and use them,” Evangelidis said.              Cutler said. “The students love being on
“It was the perfect fit for what we had                  the computers.”
available. It’s amazing and makes you feel                  Tranter agreed.
so blessed when you see a program like this                 “The kids are so appreciative,” he said.
using them.”                                            “We are providing them with access they
    Computer Technology teacher Bruce                   didn’t have before.”
Tranter was thrilled with the donation.                     Pathways students presented Evangeli-
    “The sheriff’s office has been real help-            dis with a thank you card they made.
ful,” Tranter said. “We’re so excited. Twelve               “That is awful kind of you to do that for
computers is a tremendous donation.”                    me,” Evangelidis said. “I’m so fortunate                                                                                  TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTOS BY JENNIFER GRYBOWSKI
    Principal Mark Wood said collabora-                 to have a job where people thank me. It                 Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis, center, stands with Computer Technology teacher Bruce Tranter, left, and
tions between the school and the commu-                 makes us feel good to help and work with                holds the thank you card students in the Pathways program made for him.
nity is important.                                      you guys.”
    “The collaboration in this case helps our               Tranter then brought Evangelidis to the
students by providing real work for them                Computer Technology classroom to show                        “You guys can keep them running and                     The TRUST team participates in the
and we are able to extend that into the                 him where the refurbishing is done and ex-              that’s just so helpful to the Pathways pro-               “Computers to Community” Commu-
community,” Wood said.                                  plained to him that through donations such              gram,” Evangelidis said.                                  nity Service Learning (CSL) program, in
    The computers came from the civil pro-              as the one the sheriff’s office made, students                This is not the first time the sher-                  which students refurbish donated com-
cess office, where the computers were used               are able to gain enough experience to grad-             iff’s office has made a donation to Tan-                   puter equipment and redistribute them to
to generate court orders. The students in               uate high school with “A+ Certification,”                tasqua: Inmates painted the Cornerstone                   families and individuals in the community
the school’s TRUST (Technology Repair                   making them qualified to work right away.                Café and cafeteria over the summer.                       who cannot afford them.
Utilizing Student Technicians) team wiped                   “We are very fortunate to build and                 “We’ve had a great relationship with the                     Anyone can donate a used computer,
the hard drives clean, installed new oper-              grow these relationships,” Tranter said.                sheriff’s office for a while and it is wonder-             printer or monitor to the school. Tranter
ating systems and new student-based soft-               “It is important to establish these types of            ful to have the sheriff recognize Tantasqua               said any business interested in donating
ware.                                                   relationships and we’re thankful for these              as a partner,” Wood said.                                 printer or toner cartridges for recycling
    “This was a great opportunity for us,”              contributions.”                                              Students from the media class at the                 (the TRUST program uses the money gen-
Tranter said. “Not only do we get to use                    As students worked on motherboards,                 high school followed Evangelidis around                   erated by recycling to fund its program)
these computers in the classroom, but it is             Evangelidis was visibly in awe of the stu-              during his visit, taping it for the local access          should email him at
an opportunity for the students to gain ex-             dents’ skills.                                          channel.                                                  and he’d be happy to arrange a pickup.

               CALENDAR I FROM PAGE 2                                         BARRE PLAYERS ANNOUNCES OPEN AUDITIONS for the musi-                                                  UPCOMING
                                                                           cal “The Full Monty” at the Barre Players Theater, 64 Common St.,
                                                                           Barre on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m.             BASIC PISTOL SAFETY COURSE will be held at the North
   A BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE will be held at the Brookfield                 Cast includes men and women age 18 and older as well as one boy             Brookfield Sportsmen’s Club in the indoor range. The cost is $65
Congregational Church on the common on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7              between the ages of 11 and 16. Be prepared to tell a funny story or         per person, which includes a pistol and ammo. The course will run
p.m. Snow date – Dec. 16.                                                  joke and sing a song of no more than 36 bars. Bring your own sheet          from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Club, 20 Boynton Road, North Brookfield.
   Not everyone is feeling buoyant and cheery for the Christmas holi-      music. There will be cold reading from the script plus dance and            Contact Don Fedler at 508-867-6645 for more information.
days. Dealing with the death of a loved one, facing life after divorce     improvisation exercises. Performances of this show will be March 16
or separation, coping with the loss of a job, living with cancer or        – 31. For more information, including character descriptions, visit bar-       ‘ONCE UPON A WINTERTIME’ AT JOSHUA HYDE PUBLIC
some other disease that puts a question mark over the future, and a or check us out on Facebook.             LIBRARY Thursday, Dec. 29 from 11 a.m. - noon. Award-winning
number of other human situations make parties and joviality painful                                                                                    storyteller Diane Edgecomb returns with wonderful wintertime tales
for many people in our congregations and communities. For More                CHRISTMAS PAGEANT will be held at the First Congregational               and tunes. Ages 3+. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the
Information Contact Brookfield Congregational Church at 508-867-           Church of W. Brookfield, 36 N. Main St., W. Brookfield, on Sunday,          Friends of the JHPL. Pre-register, please.
6262, or e-mail at Check with Radio Station            Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. The Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held
WTAG in case of a storm.                                                   at 7 p.m. and the Christmas Day Service will be held at 4:30 p.m.             CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLE LIGHT SERVICE will be held Saturday,
                                                                           508-867-7078                                                                Dec. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the New Braintree Congregational Church.
RESIDENTS Sheriff Lew Evangelidis’ Triad House Numbering Program              QUABOAG REGIONAL TRIKE-A-THON will be held on Sunday, Dec.                  FIRST CONG. CHURCH TO PRESENT A CHRISTMAS PAGEANT Under
is designed to assist all emergency personnel in identifying resi-         18 from 10 a.m. to noon in the high school gymasium, 284 Old West           the leadership of Lene Guertin, a cast of children and teens will
dences that currently do not have a visible number on their home.          Brookfield Road, Warren.                                                    present a Christmas Pageant entitled simply “The First Christmas”
Residents will have two styles of signs to choose from that will be           This event, presented by the student council, is to raise money to       on Saturday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. The service concludes, as it does
installed on their home. Application forms may be obtained from the        help children at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. The event is      every year, with a Carol-Sing by Candlelight. The Church is located in
Warren Senior Center.                                                      for children preschool-aged to Grade 3, but all are welcome to come         the center of N. Brookfield just north of Hannaford’s Market Call the
                                                                           for the food, face painting, games, bounce house, trick-or-treating,        Church Secretary, Debby Arnold, at 867-8428 or Pastor Ken at 867-
   BAND OF VOICES ANNUAL WINTER SOLSTICE CONCERT takes                     train rides and pictures with Santa! For registration packet, e-mail        7214 for more information.
its audience to 1690s France for a Midnight Mass in a little country
church on a hill - right in the center of New Braintree. The Mass will                                                                                     MERRICK PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK GROUP will meet on Tuesday,
actually not be performed at midnight, but at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday,          THE BROOKFIELD HOLIDAY HOUSE DECORATING CONTEST                          Jan. 3 from 7 - 8 p.m. Loving Frank by Nancy Horan. After hearing
Dec. 17 at the New Braintree Congregational Church. Admission is           will be held on Sunday, Dec. 18. Judging will take place from 5 - 7         all the great reviews from a local book group, this book about Frank
free, though a couple of Santa hats will be passed to help defray          p.m. The categories are white lights/traditional, multi-colored lights,     Lloyd Wright is a must read for the library book group.
the chorus’s expenses. The New Braintree church is fully handicap-         doorway, and unique landscape design. Please complete an entry
accessible. In case of snow (a real storm, not just a dusting), the con-   form to register. We ask that each household sign up for only one
cert will be presented in the church on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. For      category. Prizes will be awarded.
more information about this special event, people can call Band of
Voices Music Director Nym Cooke at 508 867 9144, or BoV president            LEGO CLUB will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 21 from 3:45 - 4:30
Karen Davis at 978 724 8832.                                               p.m. at the Merriam-Gilbert Public Library, West Brookfield. Ages 6-
                                                                           12. Call the Library if you want to join.
   CHRISTMAS ON THE COMMON will be held on Saturday Dec.
17 from noon to 2 p.m. in the North Brookfield Elementary School              TANTASQUA’S CORNERSTONE CAFÉ TO HOST HOLIDAY
Cafeteria. Free hot chocolate and hot dogs will be offered as well as      LUNCHEON on Wednesday, Dec. 21. The menu will include a soup or
free raffle prizes and fun and games for all. Santa will make a special    salad and choice of boneless sirloin roast with roasted potatoes and
visit. This event is hosted by the North Brookfield High School Student    vegetables, baked stuffed shrimp with crabmeat stuffing, rice pilaf
Council and the Friends of North Brookfield Playground.                    and vegetables, or fresh pasta roll stuffed with spinach and ricotta
                                                                           topped with plum tomato basil sauce served with vegetables. Entrees
   QUABBIN COMMUNITY BAND JAZZ ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM AT                     include fresh baked dinner rolls and a complimentary dessert. The
EAGLE HILL The public is invited to the Fifth Annual Benefit Christmas     Café is open from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $ 7.95. Baked
Performance of Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite and other Holiday         goods will be available for sale at our Cornerstone Café bakery. For
Classics on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. at The Cultural Center at         reservation call 508 347-9301 ext. 1108-1101. The Cornerstone Café
Eagle Hill School in Hardwick. Artistic Director and Conductor Peter       is conveniently located off Route 148 at 319 Brookfield Road, Fiskdale
Lewis has assembled once again, a number of the area’s finest musi-        (Sturbridge).
cians including many members of QCB to perform this distinctive
version of Tchaikovsky’s much loved piece of music. Admission to             MERRICK PUBLIC LIBRARY HOLIDAY HOURS Closed Friday, Dec.
the event is a much needed non-perishable food item which will be          23 and Saturday, Dec. 24 for Christmas. Closed Saturday, Dec. 31 for
donated to the Hardwick community. For more information, please            New Year’s Eve!
call 978-355-9879.
                                                                             WARREN PUBLIC LIBRARY HOLIDAY HOURS Closed Saturday
                                                                           Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. A new order of books has just been received.
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Paul Partyka Lic.#11294B.                                                     & pruning, lots cleared heavy                 IMPROVE YOUR LIFE                             Excavating                      ask to see a policy, free estimates.
                                            business with a stable income.
c#(413)455-7353,                                                              equipment,       drainage       are              (413)668-5299                    Fully insured. Free estimates.            Mon.-Sun. Call Jay. 413-283-
                                            Fill the need for more art in
h#(413)532-0503                                                               specialties, new patios, sidewalks,                                                      Reasonable rates                   6374.
                                            healthcare facilities. Check it
                                            out at:                           retaining walls. We use no                         Roofing                             cell (413)668-6685.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          AFFORDABLE STUMP GRIND-
Home Improvement                   or call      subcontractors. Free estimates.                                                 SNOW PLOWING WARREN,                        ING. Fast, dependable service.
                                            (508)882-3947                     Our customers are our only               A HOLE IN your roof to a Whole         Brimfield areas. Call Dick for
C-D HOME IMPROVEMENT. 1                                                       competition. Give us a call,             New Roof! Specializing in hard to                                                  Free estimates. Fully insured. Call
                                                                                                                                                              prices 413-218-5471                         Joe Sablack. 1-413-436-9821 Cell
Call for all your needs. Windows,                                             coming home will never feel so           find leaks. Call N.P. Home
siding, roofs, additions, decks,                  TRUCK DRIVERS                                                                                                                                           1-413-537-7994
baths, hardwood floors, painting.                     NEEDED                  good 413-283-lawn(5296)                  Improvements for your roofing
                                                                                                                       needs. Storm damage experts.
                                                                                                                                                                      Tree Work
All work 100% guaranteed.                    A & B CDL CLASSES + BUS
                                                                                                                       (413)532-7603                          J. SWISTAK STUMP GRINDING
Licensed and insured. Call Bob               Chicopee, Ma (413)592-1500       TRACTOR FOR HIRE                                                                Quick Service, free estimates.
(413)596-8807 Cell (860)301-8283             UNITED TRACTOR TRAILER           •Backhoe/ loader                         ANOTHER HARSH WINTER IS                Fully Insured. Call John 413-478-
CS Lic. #97110, HIC Lic #162905                       SCHOOL                  •Brushhogging and field mowing           ON ITS WAY. Call Local Bldrs.          5266 or 413-967-9382
                                                       •Specializing in medium and small        for removing snow off your roof
CERAMIC TILE INSTALLATION                                                     jobs                                     and all your roofing needs.
Kitchen,   bath,    foyers. Free                                              •Low hourly rates- 7 days per
estimates,     references.    Lic
                                                 Landscaping                  week
                                                                                                                       Shingles, flat, metal and slate.
                                                                                                                       Fully licensed and insured. MA
#086220. Please call Kevin                  A-1 RICK BERGERON LAWN            SCREENED LOAM                            CS#102453.      Senior  Discount
(978)355-6864.                                          CARE                  •Special- Delivered and Spread           (413)626-5296
                                                  Wood Chipping               $28/yd (15 yd minimum)
                                                                              Delivery only- call for price
IMPROVEMENTS One call does it
                                                   Fall Clean-ups
                                                Loader and Backhoe            •2-25 yd loads                               Snow Removal                                Arial Tree Pruning & Removal
all. Free estimates. Best price
guaranteed. Lic #168118 Insured
                                                      Trucking                •Volume discounts
                                                                                                                                                                 Local Reliable & Professional Tree Service
(413)218-9042      or e-mail us
                                              Over 25 yrs. in business
                                                 All Calls Returned
                                                                                                                                                                  Free Estimates & Insured
                                                                                                                        A ffordable
                                                    413-283-3192                   Legal Services                       S anding                                       (508) 641-5249
No home improvement job too
                                                                                  NEED A GOOD LAWYER?                   A nd                                           Keith Robinson
small. Snowplowing included. Fast
                                                                              Attorney Kevin Jourdain can help!         P lowing
dependable     service.
reasonable rates. Call Rob
                                                                              Bankruptcy, Driver’s licenses,
                                                                              Personal Injury. Full Service,
(413)813-9361.                                                                                                          Brimfield & Surrounding Towns
                                                                              General Practice in MA & CT.
                                                                              Affordable.       Free       Initial
          Instruction                                                         Consultation. (413)539-8000.
PIANO LESSONS - $15.00 per                                                    We are a debt relief agency and
                                                                                                                       BELCHERTOWN CENTER TO
lesson. Electric or Acoustic -                                                help people file for bankruptcy
                                                                                                                       Granby center within 10 minutes
Beginners Welcome. Call Rick:                                                 under the bankruptcy code.
                                                                                                                       from Rt. 202. Average drive $40.  
                                                                                                                       Some sanding available. Call 9-6
Email:                                                                                        (413)323-7911.

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                                            business with a stable income.
c#(413)455-7353,                                                              equipment,       drainage       are              (413)668-5299                    Fully insured. Free estimates.       Mon.-Sun. Call Jay. 413-283-
                                            Fill the need for more art in
h#(413)532-0503                                                               specialties, new patios, sidewalks,                                                      Reasonable rates              6374.
                                            healthcare facilities. Check it
                                            out at:                           retaining walls. We use no                         Roofing                             cell (413)668-6685.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     AFFORDABLE STUMP GRIND-
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                                            (508)882-3947                     Our customers are our only               A HOLE IN your roof to a Whole         Brimfield areas. Call Dick for
C-D HOME IMPROVEMENT. 1                                                       competition. Give us a call,             New Roof! Specializing in hard to                                             Free estimates. Fully insured. Call
                                                                                                                                                              prices 413-218-5471                    Joe Sablack. 1-413-436-9821 Cell
Call for all your needs. Windows,                                             coming home will never feel so           find leaks. Call N.P. Home
siding, roofs, additions, decks,                  TRUCK DRIVERS                                                                                                                                      1-413-537-7994
baths, hardwood floors, painting.                     NEEDED                  good 413-283-lawn(5296)                  Improvements for your roofing
                                                                                                                       needs. Storm damage experts.
                                                                                                                                                                      Tree Work
All work 100% guaranteed.                    A & B CDL CLASSES + BUS
                                                                                                                       (413)532-7603                          J. SWISTAK STUMP GRINDING
Licensed and insured. Call Bob               Chicopee, Ma (413)592-1500       TRACTOR FOR HIRE                                                                Quick Service, free estimates.
(413)596-8807 Cell (860)301-8283             UNITED TRACTOR TRAILER           •Backhoe/ loader                         ANOTHER HARSH WINTER IS                Fully Insured. Call John 413-478-
CS Lic. #97110, HIC Lic #162905                       SCHOOL                  •Brushhogging and field mowing           ON ITS WAY. Call Local Bldrs.          5266 or 413-967-9382
                                                       •Specializing in medium and small        for removing snow off your roof
CERAMIC TILE INSTALLATION                                                     jobs                                     and all your roofing needs.
Kitchen,   bath,    foyers. Free                                              •Low hourly rates- 7 days per
estimates,     references.    Lic
                                                 Landscaping                  week
                                                                                                                       Shingles, flat, metal and slate.
                                                                                                                       Fully licensed and insured. MA
#086220. Please call Kevin                  A-1 RICK BERGERON LAWN            SCREENED LOAM                            CS#102453.      Senior  Discount
(978)355-6864.                                          CARE                  •Special- Delivered and Spread           (413)626-5296
                                                  Wood Chipping               $28/yd (15 yd minimum)
                                                                              Delivery only- call for price
IMPROVEMENTS One call does it
                                                   Fall Clean-ups
                                                Loader and Backhoe            •2-25 yd loads                               Snow Removal                                Arial Tree Pruning & Removal
all. Free estimates. Best price
guaranteed. Lic #168118 Insured
                                                      Trucking                •Volume discounts
                                                                                                                                                                 Local Reliable & Professional Tree Service
(413)218-9042      or e-mail us
                                              Over 25 yrs. in business
                                                 All Calls Returned
                                                                                                                                                                  Free Estimates & Insured
                                                                                                                        A ffordable
                                                    413-283-3192                   Legal Services                       S anding                                       (508) 641-5249
No home improvement job too
                                                                                  NEED A GOOD LAWYER?                   A nd                                           Keith Robinson
small. Snowplowing included. Fast
                                                                              Attorney Kevin Jourdain can help!         P lowing
dependable     service.
reasonable rates. Call Rob
                                                                              Bankruptcy, Driver’s licenses,
                                                                              Personal Injury. Full Service,
(413)813-9361.                                                                                                          Brimfield & Surrounding Towns
                                                                              General Practice in MA & CT.
                                                                              Affordable.       Free       Initial
          Instruction                                                         Consultation. (413)539-8000.
PIANO LESSONS - $15.00 per                                                    We are a debt relief agency and
                                                                                                                       BELCHERTOWN CENTER TO
lesson. Electric or Acoustic -                                                help people file for bankruptcy
                                                                                                                       Granby center within 10 minutes
Beginners Welcome. Call Rick:                                                 under the bankruptcy code.
                                                                                                                       from Rt. 202. Average drive $40.  
                                                                                                                       Some sanding available. Call 9-6
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        Tree Work                            Help Wanted                              Help Wanted                               Real Estate                        Real Estate                        Real Estate
KEN’S TREE SERVICE AND                 $1,000 SIGN-ON BONUS for
LAND CLEARING. We also do              highly skilled A-techs. $45k+$55k
Landscaping/ stonework. Fully          yearly compensation, plus 401(k)
insured. Free Estimate. Cordwood       plan with 4% match, health plan
available.         (413)436-7262,      contribution, short-term disability,
(774)452-2950.                         and accident insurance. 43-hour
      STUMP GRINDING                   average work week - no
   FAST Service, Best Prices           weekends. 6 paid holidays, 2           PALMER COMPANY IS seeking                                                                                            TOOMEY-LOVETT
                                                                                                                                    REAL ESTATE
  888-41STUMP/413-289-1524             weeks paid vacation after 1 year.      qualified Machine Operator’s for a                    ASSOCIATES                                                       109 West St.
  BEAVER STUMP GRINDING                Must be quality minded, have own       3rd shift position at $9.50/hour.                                                                                     Ware, MA 01082
      Service 20+ years of             tools and ready to go to work. Call    The ideal candidate will have at                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                              “INDEPENDENT, LOCALLY
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                                                                                                                                                                OWNED SINCE 1958”                    413-967-6326
       Tornado Damage                  complete      an   application    at   experience. This is a great temp to
                                                                              hire opportunity for the right                    JILL A. GRAVEL, BROKER                                               800-486-2121
           Discounts                   Langonet Auto Body & Frame, 61
                                                                              candidate! Please email resumes
                                       Ramah Circle S, Agawam MA                                                          See thousands of homes
              Pets                     01001                                  to                        for sale
                                                                                                                                                                                 THE QR       NEW LISTINGS*
                                                                                                                               24 hours a day                                     CODE
GOLDEN DOODLE PUPPIES                                                                                                                                                                         *WARE: Large Contemporary
                                       ACCEPTING         APPLICATIONS          THE TOWN OF New Braintree                      7 days a week at                                     FOR
(F1B) seeking home for the                                                                                                                                                                    Ranch with beautiful view. Three
                                       FOR EXPERIENCED reliable/per-           is looking for part-time snow                                    MORE        bedrooms set away from living
holidays. These fun-loving, loyal
teddy bears will make a great          sonable waitstaff. Apply @ Girly’s      plow drivers with a Class B                                                                        INFO!       space, family room in lower level.
                                       Grill, Rt 20, Palmer, across from       license. Contact Highway Super              Thinking of selling?                                               Located on cul de sac of similar
addition to your family, $900. Call
                                       Northern Tree (413)284-0005.            at (508)867-2451.                            Call us today for a                                               homes. $195,000
                                                                                                                          no cost, no obligation
                                                                                                                             market value on
                                                                                                                                                             "FROM OUR TOWN                   *NORTH          BROOKFIELD:
                                                                                 Situation Wanted
  spayed/neutered, wormed,
                                       BABY-SITTER         WANTED
                                       Hampden for 6 year old girl with
                                                                              RIDE WANTED THREE Rivers to
                                                                                                                               your home!
                                                                                                                                                              TO YOUR TOWN...                 Gorgeous views come with this
                                                                                                                                                                                              three bedroom Chalet home, near
  shots, heartworm checked,
         teeth cleaned
                                       special       needs.       Monday,
                                       Wednesday, Friday after school,
                                       weekend mornings and afternoons
                                                                              WalMart 7- 4 PM Saturday/
                                                                              Sunday, 2- 11 PM Tuesday/
                                                                                                                                                                OUR AGENTS                    town,   many updates, multiple
                                                                                                                                                                                              decks, walk out basement.
    Greyhound Options Inc

Bumblebee – 2 y.o. brindle
                                       all available. Will adjust to meet
                                       your schedule. Please call Luanne
                                                                              Weds. Will pay. Call (413)283-
                                                                              3490.                                                                          HAVE IT COVERED!"                BROOKFIELD: Stunning Colonial,
female, came with her sister
Ladybug, fun-loving, likes toys,
                                                                                      Real Estate                                                               CALL TODAY!                   open floor plan, 3 bedrooms, huge
                                                                                                                                                                                              master suite, step saving kitchen
                                                                                                                                                                                              makes cooking simple, private
very friendly, seems to be cat safe    BUS DRIVERS (CDL license):                         PALMER
                                       Tantasqua        Regional   School                                                                                                                     deck off the back, walk out
                                                                              LIVE “MORTGAGE-FREE” and                                                                                        basement      ready    to   finish.
Nikki – 2 year old brindle female,
listens well, loves attention, likes
                                       District Collaborative. Send letter
                                       of interest and resume to: Diane
                                                                              step back in time, in this classic
                                                                              home. Earn income by renting out
                                                                                                                           From our Homes                                                     $269,900
other dogs, walks well on leash,       Dionne,               Transportation   upstairs. Centrally located. Many
wonderful personality, does not        Coordinator, TRSD Collaborative,
                                       34B Wales Rd., Brimfield, MA
                                                                              upgrades    but     some     T.L.C.              To Yours                                                       Candy Smith
seem to be cat safe                                                           needed. Call (413)283-4913.
                                       01010. Applications accepted until                                                                                                                     O’Keefe-Shea         978-434-1990
Pam – 2 year old brindle female,       positions filled. EOE.                                                              Seasons Greetings!                                                 Glen Moulton
                                                                                                                                                                                              Ruth Vadnais
very puppyish, a real Velcro dog,
                                                                                                                                                                                              Jill Stolgitis       413-477-8780
would do well in a home with a
mature Greyhound who she could
                                                                                                                                In lieu of                                                    Shalene
                                                                                                                             Holiday Cards                                                    Friedhaber           413-593-6656
learn from and play with, needs a
                                                                                                                                                                                              Cindy St. George     413-967-3012
fenced-in yard, does not seem to                                                                                          a donation has been                                                 Janis Quattrocelli   413-250-1639
be small animal safe                                                                                                            made to
Tina – 3 y.o. red female, sweet,                                                                                            Shriners Hospital                Cathy Hayward      Pat Gillen         Mobile Homes
                                       CALL CENTER REPS Great temp                                                                                           323-7295 x116    323-7295 x117
small, very friendly, does not seem                                                                                                                                                           CHICOPEE BEHIND HU KE LAU
to be cat safe                         to hire positions with a growing                                                  Evenings call:
                                                                                                                                                                                              Park’s Best, 12’x67’ $50’s. 2
                                       company! $10-$11 per hour.                                                        COURTNEY SHAW      413-289-4450                                      bedrooms, air, rubber roof,
Call Mary (413) 566-3129         or    Apply at                                                                          MERRIE BROWN       413-668-8190                                      appliances, porch, double oven,
Claire (413) 967-9088.                                                                  KAYE BOOTHMAN      413-477-6624
                                                                                                                         VALARIE WILLIAMS   413-658-5471                                      center island, alarm system.               EOE/AA                                                                            TINA BURKE         978-434-6000                                      DASAP (413)593-9961.
                                                                                                                         JILL GRAVEL        413-364-7353
                                       COMPUTER            OPERATOR.                                                                                                                          DASAP MOBILE HOMES Sales
           Horses                      KNOWLEDGE of Quark and
                                                                                                                                                              Christopher         Janise      View all our new and used homes
                                                                                                                                                                 Bloom         Fitzpatrick
BARN DAYS AT Independence              Photoshop, Mac, for local printing                                                                                                                     at
                                                                                                                                                             323-6356 x103    323-7295 x119
                                       company (800)245-3145.                                                                                                                                 (413)593-9961. Servicing all of
Stable Horsemanship program
12/26-12/30.    (413)284-0371                                                             The Deadline to Submit                                                                              Western Mass.
                                       NANNY/BABYSITTER: WANTED                                                                                                                                                                 WARE, 2 BR, 14’x52’, open floor
                                       TO care for 18 month old twins in
                                       our home. Tuesday - Friday 3 -
                                                                                           Classified Line Ads is                                                                             plan, carport, central air, propane
                                                                                                                                                                                              heat. Private 1/2 acre lot. $80,000
offered year round at our state of     7pm. Must be mature, responsible
the art facility. Beginner to
advanced. Ages 4 years to adult.
                                       and reliable. Must have own                            Friday at Noon                                                                                  (413)967-7076.

Boarding, sales and leasing also
                                       transportation. Special    needs
                                       experience a plus. Please call
                                                                                                                                                             Cheryl Dutton    Reggie Maxon              For Rent
                                                                                                                                                             323-6356 x104    323-7295 x109
available. Convenient location at      413-237-8374.
Orion Farm in South Hadley.
(413)532-9753                          THE REWARDS ARE ENDLESS-
                                                                                                Chas G Allen Inc.                   become a Foster Parent! Call                                         is looking for a
                                       today to learn about working with                 MECHANICAL DRAFTSMAN
      Help Wanted                      children and adolescents with                                        to join our team.
                                       special emotional needs. $350
AVON FREE ONLINE training.             weekly tax free stipend. Sign on
Option to sign up online. Up to                                                 Qualifications: Must be proficient in Solid Works. Would prefer at least       John Peetz       Lisa Fijal    ALL REAL ESTATE advertised
                                       bonus. Call Devereux Therapeutic         3 years experience working in a manufacturing environment. Highly             323-7295 x118   323-7295 x107
50%     profit. 1-800-258-1815.        Foster Care at 413-734-2493. See                                                                                                                       herein is subject to the Federal                                                                  motivated, excellent oral and written communication skills with a strong                                      Fair Housing Act, which makes it
                                       us on Facebook!
                                                                                attention to detail and the ability to follow direction. We offer top pay                                     illegal    to      advertise    “any
                                                                                based on qualifications and experience, full benefits, insurance, 401K,                                       preference,        limitation,     or
                                                                                profit sharing and paid vacation.                                                                             discrimination because of race,
                                                                                                   Please fax resumes to # 978-355-2917                                                       color, religion, sex, handicap,
                                                                                              or e-mail to                                                     familial status, or national origin,
                                                                                EOC                                                                                                           or intention to make any such
                                                                                                                                                             Robin Harnois      Jim Potter    preference,        limitation,     or
                                                                                                                                                             323-6356 x112    323-7295 x105   discrimination.” We will not
                                                                                                                                                                                              knowingly accept any advertising
       Direct Support Professionals/CNA’s                                                     Licensed Contractors                                                                            for real estate which is in violation
                                                                                                                                                                                              of the law. All persons are hereby
                  Monson, MA                                                                  The Town of Palmer                                                                              informed      that    all   dwellings
                                                                                                                                                                                              advertised are available on an
   We have a full time position on 2nd shift to fill in                              The Town of Palmer - Community Development                                                               equal opportunity basis.
   our home located in M o n s o n . This position                              Department (Housing Improvement Program) is accepting                        Peter Roberts     Jean Broom     BRIMFIELD-        ROOMMATE
   requires working every weekend. This job is for                              applications from Licensed and Insured Contractors for all                   323-7295 x114    323-7295 x108   WANTED to share expenses for 3
                                                                                aspects of repairs and updates for homes receiving Federal                                                    BR home located in quiet area 1
   direct support staff who are interested in working
   with developmentally disabled/medically                                           Grant Funds. Projects will begin soon. For more                         Jones Group Realtors             from Rt. 20 $400/mo. (774)922-
                                                                                    information, call: (413)283-2614 for a Contractor                           Amherst 413-549-3700
   challenged adults in their home. Salary is $10.31 to                                                                                                      Belchertown 323-7295             PALMER       THREE     RIVERS.
   start & $13.18/upon completion of trainings.                                    Qualification Statement, or stop by the Community                                                          Country Manor apartments, 1
                                                                                   Development Department, located at The Town Hall                           Northampton 413-585-0400        bdrm, $630, 2 bdrm, $730 month.
   Valid Driver’s license required. Stop in and fill out                                                                                                           All units renov. w/disposal,
                                                                                             4417 Main St, Palmer, MA 01069.
   an application or mail resume to: The Association                                                                                                                                          dishwashers, microwave, elec.
   for Community Living, One Carando Dr., Suite                                                                                                                                               range, carpets. Parking, fishing
                                                                                                                                                                                              and playground. Cats okay. Call
   Two, Springfield, MA. 01104. Attn. Deborah                                                                                                                                                 413-283-9472.
   Montanari. E-mail: Fax:                                                                                                                                               THREE RIVERS - 3 Bedrooms, 1
   413.731.4604                                                                                                                                                                               bath, Off-street parking, 2nd floor,
                                                                                                                                                                                              Large Kitchen, Dining room,
                                                                                                                                                                                              basement storage, yard, w/d hook-
                                                                                                                                                                                              ups, $720/ month, 1st & last. No
                                                                                                                                                                                              pets (413)284-1687 or (413)544-
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            For Rent                                      For Rent                                For Rent                                For Rent                        Vacation Rentals                          Autos Wanted
                                                MONSON/PALMER: 2-STORY 3                PALMER. LG. STUDIO. Laundry             WARE LARGE 3 bedroom                   FOR RENT: ONE week at the               CASH FOR CARS: Any           make,
                                                Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Kitchen with          on premises, off-street parking,        apartment Ross Ave, 3 bedrooms         largest timeshare in the world.         model or year. We pay         more!
                                                refrigerator, stove & dishwasher,       w/w carpeting, quiet, convenient        upstairs. Immediate occupancy          Orange Lake is right next to            Running or not. Sell your    car or
    FOR RENT                                    Dining Room, Living Room and            location. (413)454-1201.                $800 mth, No pets. KPI 508-476-        Disney and has many amenities           truck today. Free towing!   Instant
                                                private basement. Oil heat, electric                                            7399                                   including golf, tennis, and a water     offer: 1-800-871-0654.
                                                                                        PALMER’S NEWEST LUXURY
                                                stove. Washer and electric dryer                                                                                       park. Weeks available are Feb. 26
                                                                                        apts, 1 and 2 bedrooms, large
                                                hookups in pantry area off kitchen.                                             WARE. LARGE 2 bedroom                  to Mar. 4 & Mar. 4 to Mar. 11,          DONATE YOUR CAR, truck or
                                                                                        living room, spacious bedrooms
 All real estate advertising in this            Shared      backyard.       Private                                             apartment, centrally located, off-     2012. (Sun. to Sun.) $850               SUV to the Childhood Leukemia
                                                                                        w/w. Fridge, range, oak cabinets,
 newspaper is subject to the Federal            driveway.     $950/month includes                                               street parking. Good credit. $850.     inclusive.                   Email:     Foundation today. Tax Deductible,
                                                                                        off street parking, security lights,
 Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes          water bill & trash pickup.                                                      First and last required. (413)967-                     FREE towing and fast, easy
 it illegal to advertise any preference,                                                tenants laundry. 1-413-283-8673.
                                                Available December 1st. First,                                                  9527 or (413)477-6422.                                                         process. Call 1-877-754-3227 or
 limitation or discrimination based on
 race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
                                                Last & $500 Security Deposit            THORNDIKE 3 BR, $950/ month
                                                                                        heat included. Stove, refrigerator.
                                                                                                                                                                             Auto For Sale                     visit
 familial status (number of children and        required ($2400) to move in. One-                                               WARREN-        KEYES     ROAD,
 or pregnancy), national origin, ancestry,      year lease that converts to month-      1st, last, security, credit check. No   SMALL HOUSE FOR RENT,                  VANS-VANS-VANS                          DONATE YOUR VEHICLE LOVE
 age, marital status, or any intention to       to-month lease after 1 year. Pets       Pets.      Available    immediately.    Open floor plan, 1 bedroom, elec       00 Montana $1,850                       IN THE NAME OF CHRIST. Free
 make any such preference, limitation or        negotiable!    Credit   check     &     (413)246-0161.                          heat, move-in ready. $450/             01 Venture $2,350                       towing & non-runners accepted.
 discrimination.                                background check is required.                                                   month Call (413)436-9266               99 Windstar $2,350
                                                                                        WALES MODERN 3 BR duplex                                                                                               800-549-2791. Help Us Transform
 This newspaper will not knowingly accept       Call 413-583-3500 to request a                                                                                         98 Quest $2,350
 any advertising for real estate that is in                                             1.5 bath, new appliances, town                                                                                         Lives In The Name Of Christ.
                                                                                                                                                                       97 Odyssey $2,750
 violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
                                                viewing.                                beach, access MA Pike & I-84.           Commercial Rentals                     96 Chev Custom $1,850                   SELL YOUR CAR, truck or SUV
 informed that all dwellings advertising in     MONSON: SMALL 1 bedroom,                $895 1st, last, security. (203)798-
 this newspaper are available on an equal                                                                                                                              97 Town & Country $2,950                today. All 50 states, fast pick-up
                                                1st floor, appliances, washer,          7099.
 opportunity basis. To complain about                                                                                                                                  96 Lumina $1,650                        and payment. Any condition, make
 discrimination call The Department of          dryer included. $575 + utilities 1st,   WARE 1 BEDROOM apts.                                                           03 Windstar $2,950                      or model. Call now 1-877-818-
 Housing and Urban Development “ HUD”           last required (413)267-0246.            available starting at $500 per mo.                                             99 Chev Work Van $2,500                 8848.
 toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. For the N.E.                                              1st and last required. 1 year lease
                                                PALMER      ONE       AND     TWO                                                                                      97 Astro B.O.
 area, call HUD at 617-565-5308. The toll                                               required. (413)967-3976.
 free number for the hearing impaired is        bedroom     apartments.      Newly                                                                                     R.P. Auto, Palmer (413)289-1537.
 1-800-927-9275.                                remodeled, off street parking. 413-     WARE 2 BR HOME, w/d hook-
                                                283-6955.                               ups, 1.5 baths, fenced yard, 1 car                                                      Auto Parts
                                                PALMER ONE BEDROOM apt.,                garage. Very nice condition.
                                                                                        Convenient in-town location. No                                                USED AUTO PARTS, 91-day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Find Your
                                                convenient location, hot water                                                        WAREHOUSE/MFG
bedroom apt. newly renovated,
1.5 bath, wall/wall carpeting,
                                                included. No pets. $495/mo              utilities  included.    Reference
                                                                                        required. $975/mo. (413)222-
                                                                                                                                      SPACE FOR LEASE                  guarantee.      Large      inventory,
                                                                                                                                                                       engines, transmissions, radiators,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New Pet
                                                (413)596-6286 or (413)289-9442.                                                         PALMER, MASS.
appliances, deck, nice yard, full
basement. No pets. $750/mo                      PALMER ONE BEDROOM WITH
                                                                                        WARE 3 BEDROOM townhouse
                                                                                                                                    12,000-80,000 SQ. FT. 21'
                                                                                                                                    Stud, T/B Secured Loading
                                                                                                                                                                       tires, glass. Excellent service, junk
                                                                                                                                                                       car removal. Amherst-Oakham
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         in Our
(413)477-6030.                                  A/C     $650.   Parking,   on-site
                                                laundry. First, last, security.
                                                                                        apt. NEW Eat-in kitchen, claw foot
                                                                                        tub, attic/ basement storage, wd
                                                                                                                                       Heavy Electric Power
                                                                                                                                         1 Mile from I-90
                                                                                                                                                                       Auto Recycling Coldbrook Road,
                                                                                                                                                                       Oakham. 1-800-992-0441.
       HIGHLAND VILLAGE                         Electric heat. Call Sue (508)328-
                                                                                        hook-ups, enclosed porch. NO               GBI Real Estate Palmer, Ma
          APARTMENTS                            2321.
                                                                                        smoking/ pets. $800 plus utilities.                413-348-9335                     Autos Wanted
                                                PALMER STUDIO APARTMENT                 (413)320-5784.
  $400 off First Month’s Rent
                                                with electricity $475. 1st, last,                                                                                      $$$ AUTOS WANTED TOP Dollar
     Applications now being                                                             WARE        BEAUTIFUL      2   BR
   accepted for one, two and
                                                security. Cats ok. (508)634-0640,
                                                                                        townhouse, w/d hook-ups, like              Vacation Rentals                    paid for your unwanted cars,
                                                                                                                                                                       trucks, vans, big and small,
   three bedroom apartments                                                             new condition, energy efficient,
                                                                                                                                WARM WEATHER IS year round             running or not. Call 413-534-5400.
                                                PALMER. 4 BR eat-in kitchen,            convenient in town location. $795
  •Spacious Townhouses                          pantry, yard. Pet OK, off-street        utilities not included. References      in Aruba. The water is safe, and
   with ample closets                           parking. $1,100 a month (413)883-                                               the dining is fantastic. Walk out to   AAAA** DONATION: Donate your
                                                                                        required. (413)222-5978.
  •Updated Kitchens                             3729 or (781)235-1739                                                           the beach. 3-bedroom, weeks            car, boat, or real estate. IRS tax
  •Private Patios                                                                       WARE- LG 3 bedroom apt., 1st            available in May 2012 and more.        deductible. Free pick-up/tow any
                                                WARE QUIET AREA 2 bedroom               floor, good area. Gas heat. $800/       Sleeps      8.    $3500.     Email:    model/condition.              Help
                                                for rent $ 700 per month Sorry NO       mo 1st and security. Call      for more           underprivileged children. Outreach
  •Community Room
                                                pets. Call KPI. 508-476-7399            (413)967-7772.                          information.                           Center 800-883-6399.
  •Laundry Facilities
  •Cats Welcome

      For information call

                                                                                                  You’ll find it
      413-967-3822. EHO
   27Boulder Drive, Ware, MA

      Applications now being
                                                                                                  in the Turley
    accepted for one, two and
    three bedroom apartments

  •Heat and hot water included
  •Recently Constructed
  •Ample Closets
  •Fully Applianced
  •Community Room
  •Laundry Facilities
  •Cats Welcome
  •Extra Storage
  •24 Hour Maintainance

      Section 8 Certificates
        For Information call
       (413)967-7755 EHO
    17 Convent Hill, Ware, MA

MONSON 1 bedroom apartment
$550 a month. 1st, last & security.
No pets. (413)335-5065 Leave
MONSON- LOVELY 1 bedroom
                                                                                                                                        Three zones and a whole lot of coverage area!
apartment,          w/appliances,
washer/dryer service, off-street
parking, trash removal. NO
                                                                                                                                        Agawam Advertiser News • Barre Gazette • Country Journal
pets/smoking, FLS required. $525
mth. Call (413)267-3577.
                                                                                                                                        Chicopee Register • The Journal Register
WARE- 2 BEDROOM house.                                                                                                                  The Ludlow Register • Quaboag Current • The Sentinel
Private   yet    5    minutes   to
downtown. Stove, refrigerator, w/d                                                                                                      Shopping Guide • Southwick Suffield News • The Holyoke Sun
hook-ups, many extras. Free:
trash removal, yard upkeep,                                                                                                             Wilbraham-Hampden Times • The Town Common
plowing. 1st, last $800/ month 23
                                                                                                                                        Town Reminder • Ware River News
Cummins Road. Call (413)967-
PALMER 4 RM, 1 BR, office.
Renovated, new windows. Free
heat, HW, Appliances. $785 No
Pets. No Smoking (508)637-1520,
                                                                     Visit our web site to place your ad with the click of your mouse!
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                                                                                                                             J Lohr Cabernet 750ml..................................$10.98Net
                                                                                                    or Pinot Grigio 1.5 liter..........................................$7.98Net
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Simi Chardonnay 750ml................................$10.98Net
                             Yellow Tail all varietals 1.5 liter.........................$9.98Net                            Rodney Strong Chardonnay and                                                    Estancia Cabernet 750ml............................. $10.98Net
                                                                                                    Toasted Head Chardonnay 750ml..............$7.48Net
                                                                                                                             Merlot 750ml...........................................................$8.98Net Santa Margherita Pinot
                             Barefoot all varietals 1.5 liter............................$8.98Net   (after $1.50 Mail-in-Rebate)
                                                                                                                             Columbia Crest Grand Estates 750ml.......$7.98Net                               Grigio 750ml..........................................................$17.98Net
                             Woodbridge all varietals 1.5 liter....................$7.98Net         Blackstone all varietals 750ml.......................$6.98Net
                             (after $2.00 Mail-in-Rebate)                                                                    Gnarly Head all varietals 750ml.................... $7.98Net                    Martini & Rossi Asti 750ml.............................. $9.98Net
                                                                                                    Black Box 3.0 Liters.........................................$16.98Net
                                                                                                                             Chateau St. Michelle Chardonnay                                                 Mionetto Brut Prosecco 750ml................. $10.98Net
                             Bolla all varietals 1.5 liter.....................................$8.98Net
                                                                                                    Louis Martini Sonoma     or Riesling 750ml...................................................$7.98Net    Menage a Trois Red or White750ml..........$7.98Net
                             Ruffino Chianti or Pinot Grigio 1.5 liter.....$11.98Net                Cabernet 750ml..................................................$10.98Net
                                                                                                                             Mondavi Private Selections                                                      Lindeman's or Little Penguin
                             Mezza Corona Pinot Grigio 1.5 liter.............$8.98Net               J Lohr Chardonnay 750ml.............................. $8.98Net
                                                                                                                             all varietals 750ml.................................................$6.98Net    all varietals 1.5 liter ................................................$7.98Net
                             Apothic Red 750ml.............................................$8.98Net
                             All bottles are 750ml unless otherwise specified. Sale/Net priced items excluded from additional everyday case discount policy (ask a member of our wine staff for details).

                             SPIRITS                                                                Sobieski Vodka 1.75 liter......................................$15.99
                                                                                                    Beefeater Gin 1.75 liter..........................................$17.99
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dewar's 1.75 liter.....................................................$24.99
                                                                                                                                                                                                        (after $5.00 Mail-in-Rebate)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Johnnie Walker Black 1.75 liter......................$59.99
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Ballantine's Scotch 1.75 liter............................. $19.99
                             Absolut Vodka all flavors 1.75 liter............... $19.99
                                                                                                    (after $8.00 Mail-in-Rebate)                                                                        Patron Silver Tequila 1.75 liter.........................$79.99                    Laphroaig 10 Year Old 750ml........................$39.99
                             (after $5.00 Mail-in-Rebate)
                                                                                                    Bombay Sapphire Gin 1.75 liter.....................$29.99                                           1800 Silver or Reposado                                                            Tullamore Dew 1.75 liter.....................................$29.99
                             Smirnoff Vodka 80pf all flavors 1.75 liter...$19.99                                                                                                                        Tequila 1.75 liter........................................................$24.99
                                                                                                    (after $5.00 Mail-in-Rebate)
                             Seagram's Vodka 1.75 liter...................................$9.99                                                                                                         (after $5.00 Mail-in-Rebate)                                                       Jameson Irish 1.75 liter........................................$34.99
                                                                                                    Bombay Gin 1.75 liter............................................$19.99
                             (after $5.00 Mail-in-Rebate)                                                                                                                                               Jack Daniel's 1.75 liter...........................................$35.99          Southern Comfort 1.75 liter..............................$25.99
                                                                                                    (after $5.00 Mail-in-Rebate)
                             Stolichnaya Vodka all flavors 1.75 liter.......$19.99                                                                                                                      Jim Beam 1.75 liter..................................................$21.99        Kahlua 1.75 liter........................................................$29.99
                                                                                                    Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum 1.75 liter.................. $17.99
                             (after $8.00 Mail-in-Rebate)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bailey's irish Cream 1.75 liter...........................$29.99
                                                                                                    (after $5.00 Mail-in-Rebate)                                                                        Canadian Mist 1.75 liter.........................................$13.99
                             Grey Goose Vodka all flavors 1.75 liter.... $44.99                                                                                                                                                                                                            St Brendan's Irish Cream 1.75 liter.................. $9.99
                                                                                                    Bacardi Silver, Gold or Select 1.75 liter.......$16.99                                              (after $3.00 Mail-in-Rebate)
                             (after $5.00 Mail-in-Rebate)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (after $10.00 Mail-in-Rebate)
                                                                                                    (after $5.00 Mail-in-Rebate)                                                                        Canadian Club 1.75 liter....................................... $15.99
                             Pearl Vodka all flavors 1.75 liter........................$4.99                                                                                                                                                                                               Amaretto DiSaronno 1.75 liter ......................$24.99
                                                                                                    Captain Morgan Spiced Rum 1.75 liter.....$25.99                                                     Johnnie Walker Red 1.75 liter..........................$29.99
                             (after $10.00 Mail-in-Rebate)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sambuca Romana 1 liter....................................$24.99

                             BEER                                                                   Coors Light 24 loose bottle case.........$15.99+Dep
                                                                                                    Lowenbrau or Hoegaarden
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Newcastle Brown Ale
                                                                                                                                                                                                        12 pack bottles...................................................$11.99+Dep
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Bass Ale 12 pack bottles...............................$9.99+Dep
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Blue Moon all varieties
                             Bud 30 pack cans..........................................$18.99+Dep                                                                                                       Harpoon IPA 24 loose bottle case.....$22.99+Dep
                                                                                                    12 pack bottles.................................................$10.99+Dep                                                                                                             12 pack bottles...................................................$11.99+Dep
                             Beck’s 24 loose bottle case.....................$18.99+Dep                                                                                                                 Corona Regular or Light
                                                                                                    Sam Adams Winter Variety                                                                                                                                                               Magic Hat all varieties
                             Miller Lite 30 pack cans............................. $18.99+Dep       12 pack bottles...................................................$11.99+Dep                        18 pack bottles.................................................$16.99+Dep         12 pack bottles.................................................$10.99+Dep
                             Stella Artois 24 loose bottle case...... $20.99+Dep                    Heineken Regular or Light                                                                           Bud Light 24 loose bottle case.............$15.99+Dep                              Sierra Nevada 12 pack bottles.................$11.99+Dep
                                                                                                    24 loose bottle case....................................$20.99+Dep                                                                                                                     Moretti 24 loose bottle case..................$20.99+Dep
                             628 Washington Street, S. Attleboro,                                                              207 Swansea Mall Drive, Exit 3 off Rte 195,                                                                                             Exit 3B off I-84, Exit 9 off Mass Pike,
                             Exit 2B, Route 1                                                                                  Rte 118, Swansea, MA                                                                                                                    Route 20, Sturbridge, MA
                             Fax your order to 508.761.9190 or call 508.399.5860                                               Fax your order to 508.672.6600 or call 508.672.8400                                                                                     Fax your order to 508.347.5238 or call 508.347.2231
                             Store Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday 9am-10pm,                                            Store Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday 9am-10pm,                                                                                  Store Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday 9am-10pm,
                             Saturday 8am-10pm, Sunday noon-6pm                                                                Saturday 8am-10pm, Sunday noon-6pm                                                                                                      Saturday 8am-10pm, Sunday noon-6pm
                             Net = No discount. These alcoholic beverages are subject to the payment of the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Tax and the Massachusetts Use Tax, and may be subject to seizure as contraband goods. We reserve
                             the right to limit quantities. You must be at least 21 years of age to purchase/consume alcohol. Drink responsibly. Not responsible for typographical errors. Rebate quantities are subject to limitation by the manufacturer.

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