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 Southwick Suffield News
Vol 30 • NO 47                                                                                                                                                               January 13, 2012



Southwick passes $61.7 million school project
       Record numbers
      of voters turn out
        By GreGory a. SciBelli
      Turley Publications Correspondent

   SOUTHWICK – Town voters packed
the Southwick-Tolland Regional High
School gymnasium for a Special Town
Meeting Tuesday night and passed the
renovation and repair project for the
district schools, leaving a debt exclusion
election as the remaining obstacle to
make the project a reality.
   After less than 30 minutes of discus-
sion at the Special Town Meeting, vot-
ers approved a motion to end the dis-
cussion and move the question forward.
Then, voters were called to task, as vot-
ing by secret written ballot was turned
down by the voting body.
   A total of 629 of the more than 645
voters attending the meeting casts their
votes, with 446 voters in favor while
183 voted against. In Southwick, a two-
thirds majority vote is required for any
vote that authorizes a borrowing. Based
on the 629 votes cast, 422 votes were
needed for the warrant article to pass
with two-thirds.
   Average numbers for town meeting
turnouts throughout the past several
years have been 200 or below.
   Before the vote, a presentation of the
project that will expand, renovate and
repair the high school, and repair and
renovate the elementary and middle
schools, was given to the town meeting
floor, which featured senior citizens,                                                                                                                                     Turley PublicaTions PhoTo by GreGory a. scibelli
young voters and many parents of dis-
                                               SOUTHWICK - Local children show their support for the school project to Special Town Meeting voters outside Southwick-Tolland Regional High
                 • See School, page 7          School Tuesday night.



US Sen. Brown talks jobs, re-election hopes at OSV Town approves
                                                   funding for                                                                By Tim Kane
                                                                                                                                Staff Writer




                                                   storm clean-up
                                                                                                                    STURBRIDGE – US Sen. Scott
                                                                                                                 Brown, R-Mass., unofficially kicked off
                                                                                                                 his 2012 re-election campaign before
                                                                                                                 a large crowd of local business per-
                                                                                                                 sons and politicians who gathered early         By GreGory a. SciBelli
                                                                                                                 Monday morning at Old Sturbridge              Turley Publications Correspondent
                                                                                                                 Village.
                                                                                                                    Though Brown will formally                 SOUTHWICK – Special Town
                                                                                                                 announce his e-election bid Jan. 19 in     Meeting voters sparred over a bor-
                                                                                                                 Worcester, that didn’t sway the first-     rowing authorization of $2.3 mil-
                                                                                                                 term Republican senator from taking        lion Tuesday night at Southwick-
                                                                                                                 swipes at what he coined “political the-   Tolland Regional High School,
                                                                                                                 ater” in Washington and his upcoming       most of which will cover the costs
                                                                                                                 main opponent, Elizabeth Warren. The       of the debris cleanup from the Oct.
                                                                                                                 breakfast was organized by the Central     29 snowstorm.
                                                                                                                 Mass South Chamber of Commerce.               Bills are continuing to come in
                                                                                                                    When asked after his speech wheth-      to Southwick Town Hall stemming
                                                                                                                 er he agreed with President Barack         from the storm, including more
                                                                                                                 Obama taking partial credit for            than $400,000 that is owed to local
                                                                                                                 December’s national job growth last        contractors that performed work
                                                                                                                 week, Brown responded by saying “We        during the first few days after the
                                                                                                                 still have record high unemployment.       storm. The contractors were uti-
                                                                                                                 A lot of folks have just stopped look-     lized to get roadways opened and
                                                                                                                 ing and those who want full-time work      tree limbs removed from dangerous
                                                                                                                 are getting part-time work. We need to     places so power restoration could
                                                                                                                 create an environment for creating jobs,   occur.
                                                                                                                 and 8.5 percent (unemployment) is not         Voters argued about the short-
                                                                   Turley PublicaTions sTaff PhoTo by Tim Kane   a good number. I am concerned about        term borrowing because the town
US Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., took time after his speech inside the Oliver Wright Tavern at                      the volatility of the markets.”            would incur cost of about $100,000
OSV on Monday morning to speak with a few reporters privately upstairs.                                                          • See Brown, page 7                  • See Funding, page 7
                                                                                      Around Town
Southwick-Cultural Council
to host travelogue
  SOUTHWICK - The Southwick                                           Wilderness Experiences has been
Cultural Council (SCC) will host                                      traveling with groups interna-
a travelogue focused on Central                                       tionally for more than a decade.
and Eastern Europe Sunday, Jan.                                       Admission is free; however, donations
22 at 2 p.m. the Southwick Town                                       will be accepted. All proceeds sup-
Hall Stage, 454 College Highway.                                      port Cultural Council programs and
A travelogue is a 60-minute presentation                              activities for the town of Southwick.
including questions and answers about                                 The Southwick Cultural Council (SCC)
interesting places around the world,                                  is an all-volunteer local partner of the
describing art, music, architecture, cul-                             Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC),
ture and history from a first person per-                             a state agency and is funded in part by
spective. Travelogues open the world                                  the MCC and town of Southwick. The
for people of all ages, enhancing student                             SCC is devoted to bringing engaging,
classroom experiences and enabling                                    entertaining and educational events to
adults to relive or plan for vacations                                the children and adults from Southwick
and business trips around the world.                                  and surrounding communities. For
Laura Cook, travel consultant                                         additional information visit www.south-
with Wilderness Experiences, will                                     wickma.org/cultural. The council meets
share her experiences and insights                                    the third Thursday of each month at
from her numerous trips to Europe.                                    the Southwick Town Hall at 7 p.m.




   Special musical service to be held at                                                                                                             LIfTIng UP THeIR VOICeS
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   Second Baptist Church of Suffield                                                                                                                 SUffIeLD - The Suffield Middle School Concert Choir, led by Linda Seabury, performed to
                                                                                                                                                     an enthusiastic crowd at the Second Baptist Church Community Christmas Concert held
                                                                                                                                                     Dec. 17, 011.
    SUFFIELD - Second Baptist                                          Second Baptist Church Sanctuary
  Church will host “Beginnings - A                                     Choir under the direction of the
  Praise Concert” to be performed                                      church’s music director, Evelyne
  during the normal worship ser-                                       Battle and accompanied by Jean
  vice Sunday, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m.
  “Beginnings” is a musical piece
  written by Buryl Red and Ragan
                                                                       Aldrich-Jones on piano, Ed Napolski
                                                                       on organ and Dan Albert on per-
                                                                       cussion. The piece will be narrat-
                                                                                                                                                   Suffield Players offer free date night
  Courtney and takes listeners on a                                    ed by the Reverend Erica Wimber                                               SUFFIELD - In conjunction with               an artist who has a problem: He can’t
  musical journey starting with the                                    Avena and Christopher Berrien.                                              Kent Memorial Library, the Suffield            complete “the act” without a certain pair
  beginning of the earth and the fall                                  This is a free concert and all are wel-                                     Players will present a reading of              of argyle socks; before his wedding day,
  of man; the beginning of restora-                                    come. An adult-staffed nursery and                                          Psychopathia Sexualis Thursday, Jan.           his psychiatrist steals the socks. The
  tion with the coming of Christ;                                      pre-school program will be available                                        19 at 7 p.m. at Mapleton Hall, 1305            performance is free to the public. For
  and ending with salvation that                                       during the service. For more infor-                                         Mapleton Ave. The story line for this          questions, call the library at 860-668-
  had its beginning so long ago.                                       mation, call the church office at 860-                                      play by John Patrick Shanely involves          3896 or visit www.suffield-library.org.
  “Beginnings” will be presented by the                                668-1661.

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                                                                                                    REGION - Injured workers are invited                                        programs. With the end of the year coming, now is the
                                                                                                  to request a free copy of the book Hurt on the                                time to donate for the upcoming tax season. People
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                                                                                                  Compensation System. This book is published                                   should call 800-246-0493.
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Page  •   Southwick Suffield News                     • January 13, 01
                                                                                                                                                                         Around Town

   Steese                                                                                                                 Rep. Scibak announces passage of
                                                                                                                          non-profit deferred compensation plan
    joins                                                                                                                    BOSTON –Representative John W.
                                                                                                                          Scibak (D-South Hadley) joined his
                                                                                                                                                                      approval of this bill brings us closer to
                                                                                                                                                                      incentivizing countless people to con-


   South
                                                                                                                          colleagues in the Massachusetts House       tinue that critical work.”
                                                                                                                          of Representatives in passing legisla-         “I wish to thank Treasurer Grossman
                                                                                                                          tion that allows the State Treasurer’s      for bringing this plan forward and being


   Hadley
                                                                                                                          office to offer a tax-deferred retirement   a vital partner in the legislation’s pas-
                                                                                                                          savings plan to employees of non-profit     sage,” said Leader Garrett Bradley (D-
                                                                                                                          organizations. “Many non-profit organi-     Hingham), a sponsor of the bill. “This
                                                                                                                          zations have sought to provide a retire-    voluntary 401(k)-like deferred compen-


    firm
                                                                                                                          ment savings plan for their employees,      sation plan will open up a new pre-
                                                                                                                          but the administrative costs made it pro-   tax retirement savings opportunity to
                                                                                                                          hibitive”, said Representative Scibak,      thousands of non-profit workers whose
                                                                                                                          Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on          employers lack the cash overhead to set
                                                                     Turley PublicaTions courTesy PhoTo renee l. sTeese   Public Service. “This legislation will      up retirement plans. These are individ-
                                                                                                                          now make it possible and should             uals who earn a lower median income
  SOUTHWICK - Ryan, Boudreau,                   was appointed first assistant district                                    result in higher worker retention rates     than the state’s workforce as a whole,
Randall, Kirkpatrick & Baker, L.L.P. ,          attorney. As a prosecutor, she worked                                     and greater financial security for the      yet provide vital human services, health
of South Hadley, is pleased to announce         closely with law enforcement agen-                                        employees of those organizations. I         care, and education to thousands of res-
that Renee L. Steese, of Southwick,             cies in the investigation and prosecu-                                    applaud Treasurer Grossman, Speaker         idents.”
has joined the firm as Of Counsel. She          tion of a wide range of complex crimi-                                    DeLeo and Representative Bradley for           According to the Boston Foundation,
will focus her practice on civil litiga-        nal cases. She has tried hundreds of                                      their leadership in addressing the cur-     56% of grassroots organizations with
tion, employment law, criminal law              cases to verdict. Steese is a recipient of
                                                                                                                          rent void.”                                 budgets smaller than $250,000 don’t
and personal injury. Prior to joining           the Massachusetts District Attorneys
                                                                                                                             “Because non-profit organizations        offer any sort of retirement plan to
the firm, Steese served as a prosecutor         Prosecutor of the Year Award. Steese
for 25 years. In 1985, Steese began her         received her juris doctor from Western                                    often aren’t able to offer their employ-    their employees; Fourteen percent of
legal career as the prosecutor for the          New England School of Law and her                                         ees extensive retirement options, this      our state’s workforce are in the non-
city of Holyoke. In 1988, she became            bachelor of arts from Pennsylvania                                        bill provides some peace of mind to         profit sector. Pending final passage of
an assistant district attorney for the          State University. Ryan, Boudreau,                                         their employees, who service our chari-     this bill, the State Treasury plans to
Northwestern District Attorney’s Office         Randall, Kirkpatrick & Baker, L.L.P.,                                     table groups, staff our arts programs       work with the Internal Revenue Service
(Hampshire and Franklin counties and            is a five attorney firm offering diverse                                  and provide the backbone for so many        to establish a solid retirement savings
Athol), where she later served as chief         legal services and providing the high-                                    organizations that help people in the       program that would be made available
of the child abuse unit and deputy first        est quality professional representation                                   Commonwealth,” said House Speaker           to all of the non-profit organizations in
assistant district attorney. In 2003, she       and personal service to their clients.                                    Robert A. DeLeo (D-Winthrop).               our Commonwealth, a welcome change
                                                                                                                          “These NPOs provide critical services       considering that statistic.
                                                                                                                          for a wide-ranging demographic. The            The retirement savings plan that
                                                                                                                          passage of this bill sends the message      the State Treasury is aspiring to cre-
                                                                                                                          that our government cares about these       ate would be similar to a 401(k) or a

   Volunteers needed to play with homeless children                                                                       groups and the people they help.”
                                                                                                                             “In too many cases, non-profits sim-
                                                                                                                          ply don’t have the resources to admin-
                                                                                                                                                                      403(b). The plan that will be established
                                                                                                                                                                      for NPOs will deduct pre-tax dollars
                                                                                                                                                                      from an employee’s paycheck and invest
     REGION - Did you know that 1                A commitment of two hours a week                                         ister a deferred compensation plan for      them in a tax deferred market portfolio.
   in every 50 children in the U.S will          is required for at least six months.                                     their employees, resulting in countless     The Treasurer’s Office would admin-
   go to sleep without a home this year?         Day and evening hours are avail-                                         people being isolated from a safe and       ister the participant-funded plan at no
   Horizons for Homeless Children is             able. Trainings are held regularly                                       secure retirement,” said State Treasurer    cost to taxpayers.
   seeking fun-loving, dependable peo-           and are listed on their website. The                                     Steven Grossman. “So many of these             Approved by the House, this bill is
   ple to interact and play with chil-           next training will be held Saturday,                                     workers provide important services that     now on its way to the Senate and then
   dren living in family homeless shel-          Jan. 21, 2012. For more information,
                                                                                                                          reach underprivileged and struggling        Governor Deval Patrick for further
   ters and domestic violence shelters           email aditmer@horizonsforhomeless-
                                                                                                                          segments of our population, and House       approval.
   throughout Western Massachusetts.             children.org or call 413-532-0526.




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                                                                                                                                                         January 13, 01 •   Southwick Suffield News   • Page 3
                                                                                                                                                                                Opinion
      editorial
     Save a life,
become an organ donor
  If you have yet to make a New Year’s resolution,
here’s an easy one to make and keep in 2012:
  Become an organ donor – it’s easy to do and only
takes a few moments of your time.
  Your decision to become a donor could make a dif-
ference in the life of another. As one donor, you can
help more than 50 people in need of organs or tissue,
according to Dr. George Lipkowitz, medical director,
Transplant Division, Baystate Medical Center.
  Even though hundreds of thousands of people
have provided the gift of life through a commitment
to organ donation, there is still a critical need for
organ, tissue, marrow and blood donation. More than
112,000 people are on the nation’s organ transplant
waiting list and, on average, 18 patients die each day
while awaiting an organ.
  Making your wishes known is easy. Potential
donors need only to sign a donor card or indicate
their wishes on their driver’s license or register online
at www.donatelifenewengland.org/register.
  However, while a signed donor card, online regis-
tration and a driver’s license with an “organ donor”
designation are legal documents, organ and tissue
donation should always be discussed with family
members prior to any donation.
  Dr. Lipkowitz noted believing you are too old to
become a donor is a common myth. He said anyone,
regardless of age, should consider themselves as a
potential donor. Your medical condition at the time of
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Editorial            • from page 4                                                                                             YOUR TURn


                                                                                                  fuel assistance cuts are
   However, because the number of                 who receives a kidney from a living
transplant patients continues to rise,            donor, including a higher success rate, a
there is still a critical need for organ, tis-    better genetic match which lessens the
sue, marrow and blood donation. As a              risk of rejection, and the transplant sur-


                                                                                                       just plain cold
result, a new national goal has been set          gery can be scheduled at a time that is
to register 20 million additional donors          convenient for both the donor and the
by the end of 2012.                               recipient.
   While great strides have been made                Deciding whether you want to be a
in educating the public about deceased            living kidney donor involves careful con-
donations, there are many factors con-            sideration. All potential donors must be               By DenniS BuShey                   etc.) There is also a risk of personal
tributing to a decline in available organs,       in good health and before being accepted                   Guest Columnist                injury or death if someone threatens
especially kidneys, as a more safety-con-         as a living donor will undergo a number                                                   or attacks you. And like the human
scious public results in fewer accidental         of medical tests by the transplant team to       Last month I read in my local            service position I held, you also get
deaths. Today, more and more people are           make sure they are a suitable candidate.      paper about the proposed budget             significant time off. It seems to me
making a difference in someone’s life by          Living kidney donors must be over the         cuts to fuel assistance. When it comes      that we share a very similar work
becoming a living kidney donor, offering          age of 18 and have a blood type that is       time to vote on this issue, I would         experience.
a child or adult in western Massachusetts         compatible with that of the recipient.        like you to keep in mind two topics.          Where things differ is when it
an alternative to waiting on the nation-             To learn more about becoming a liv-           The first topic is the value of work     comes to the value of this experience.
al transplant list for a kidney from a            ing kidney donor, call Baystate Medical       experience. I have been working for           With continued budget cuts, the
deceased donor. Those altruistic donors           Center’s Transplant Services at 413-794-      30 years. Six years ago I held a job in     government awarded our value with
will be donating one of their two healthy         2321. To learn more about organ and tis-      the human service field for six years.      the following;
kidneys, and after the transplant surgery         sue donation, contact LifeChoice Donor        My responsibilities included, but             - being understaffed,
will resume normal, active lives.                 Services at 800-874-5215.                     were not limited to:                           - the ample time off (in place so we
   There are several benefits for a patient                                                        - teaching daily living skills (gro-     would not burn out, which means we
                                                                                                cery shopping, hygiene, house clean-        would have the personal resources
                                                                                                ing, etc.),                                 available to be respectful to our cli-
Garden             • from page 4                                                                   - medical care management (coor-         entele) was a struggle to obtain due
                                                                                                dination of Dr. visits, advocacy, doc-      to being understaffed,
quantities in each packet, most seeds             of growing things. This year, the cata-       umentation, dissemination of info,            - new hires received less time off,
can be used for two or three consecutive          log is sprinkled with quotes from FDR’s       etc.),                                        - benefit costs rose,
years if kept cool and dry. Consult their         Fireside Chats – funny how much of               - mental health care management            - gas mileage recoup was below the
website at www.stokesseeds.com or call            what he said could apply to today’s times.    (coordinate appointments, advocate,         average,
800-396-9238.                                     Call 207-873-7333 to request your cata-       inspire clientele to go to apt’s., etc.)      - we went four years without a cost
   If you have followed this column for           log; mine arrived in less than a week. Or,       -financial management & educa-           of living increase,
a while, you will remember that Maine-            peruse it online at www.fedcoseeds.com.       tion (paying bills, budgeting, helping        - and the average wage for this
based Fedco Seeds is one of my all time              Stay tuned next week for even more         clientele to understand & prioritize),      amount of responsibility and risk was
favorite companies. The well-illustrat-           great gardening catalog options. Do you          - transportation (driving clientele      $20K a year.
ed newsprint catalog has something for            have one I should check out? Contact          in my own personal vehicle),                  - And I would like to reiterate that
everyone: organic and conventional flow-          the paper at journalregister@turley.com          - medication administration              we were understaffed and to note
er, herb, cover crop and veggie seeds,            and I’ll look it over.                        (medicinal & psychiatric),                  that we lacked interns to help us do
seed potatoes, onion sets, fertilizers and           Roberta McQuaid graduated from the            - teach skills to clientele and edu-     our work and bodyguards to protect
soil amendments. A good selection of              Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the      cate public to facilitate social integra-   us. We also did not have the privilege
pest control options, tools, books and soil       University of Massachusetts. For the          tion,                                       to vote for our own raises.
mixes are also represented here. Prices           last 20 years, she has held the position of      - manage crisis intervention (psy-         Today I would like to share the
are more than reasonable and service              staff horticulturalist at Old Sturbridge      chotic episodes, suicide attempts,          government value system with you.
is outstanding. Get a group of friends            Village. She enjoys growing food, as          rage outbursts, self harming behav-         As a tax payer and active voter, my
together to place an order and you’ll             well as flowers. Have a question for her?     iors, etc.),                                request for you is to use your raise
receive a quantity discount. Fedco has            Email it to journalregister@turley.com           - counsel clientele during emotional     voting privilege to create or support
always offered food for thought through-          with “Gardening Question” in the sub-         difficulties,                               AND implement a combined income
out its pages, and not just in the arena          ject line.                                       - create goals, procedures & assess-     and benefit cut of a minimum 25
                                                                                                ment strategies for clientele on yearly     percent (preferred 50 percent) for
                                                                                                basis, & implement them,                    each of all elected federal employees
Hometown Heroes nomination deadline extended                                                       -and maintain all necessary docu-
                                                                                                mentation for EACH of the previ-
                                                                                                                                            who make over $30K BEFORE you
                                                                                                                                            make any more cuts to low income
   REGION - The American Red Cross                Members of the community are invited          ously mentioned responsibilities.           services.
Pioneer Valley Chapter serves greater             to nominate a local hero for consider-           Along with these responsibilities          If this is something you cannot cre-
Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin                   ation. Honorees will be selected by a         were the very present dangers of seri-      ate or support, please justify ALL of
Counties assisting families affected by           committee of individuals from our com-        ous to life threatening consequences        the following, so that I may better
disaster; helping military families relay         munity, including former American Red         for the client if mistakes were made        understand your situation and there-
emergency communications to their                 Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter Hometown         on my part with medication admin-           fore make a fair and educated vote
deployed loved ones; and providing life-          Heroes.                                       istration and for the staff if during       next election;
saving training programs.                            We welcome the submission of nomi-         crisis management. There were the             - what about your job experience
   Each year the Hometown Heroes                  nations from throughout our three-coun-       hazards associated with entering into       makes it more valuable than my own,
Breakfast honors local individuals (or            ty area. Nomination forms and crite-          poor neighborhoods (alone) over-              - why I should go without heat
group of individuals) who have shown              ria are available on the Chapter web-         run with crime. Female staff also had       and/or lose my home and belongings,
courage, kindness, and unselfish char-            site at www.redcrosscwm.org/heroes.           to deal with sexual behaviors and             - why you would vote for cuts to
acter when a friend, family member or             Nominations must be submitted online          threats from some of the people they        low income services at a time when
stranger faced a life threatening situation;      or postmarked no later than Dec. 30.          worked with (this affected the whole        more people are in need of them,
or who have had an extraordinary impact              Sponsorship opportunities are              team moral). Due to the stressful               - AND how voting for your own
on his/her community or fellow man.               also available. The Red Cross thanks          nature of the job, we received signifi-     raises is not a conflict of interest.
This year’s event, generously present-            2012 leadership sponsors Columbia             cant time off.                                I am greatly saddened that I find it
ed by Columbia Gas of Massachusetts,              Gas, OMG, Inc., MassMutual Center,               I understand you have many               necessary to write this letter at all, let
will take place on Thursday, March                WWLP, Lia Cars, Masslive.com and The          responsibilities also, some that can        alone to do it during a time I believe
15, 2012 at the MassMutual Center in              Republican.                                   often result in serious to life threat-     should be spent on healing activities
Springfield.                                         Hometown Heroes is our largest             ening consequences for others               instead.
   With the various disasters our com-            annual fundraising event—providing the
                                                                                                (homelessness, inadequate health-
munities experienced over past several            resources necessary to serve our commu-
                                                                                                care and services, inadequate wages,          - Dennis Bushey lives in Belchertown.
months, we are certain that there are             nities. For further information, contact
many wonderful stories of heroism and             Dawn Leaks at leaksd@usa.redcross.org
kindness that you can share with us.              or 413-233-1006.



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                            Westfield Happenings
Knapik requests disaster relief funds
  WESTFIELD - State Senator Michael R. Knapik               municipalities at as generous a level as possible.”
(R-Westfield) has formally requested inclusion of           The price tag, so far, for cash-strapped communi-
disaster relief monies in the next Supplemental Budget      ties in the Pioneer Valley range from $200,000 in
to help local communities deal with last October’s          Easthampton to $25 million in Springfield. Holyoke
historic snowstorm. Knapik submitted a letter to the        has spent $4 million, Chicopee $5.9 million, and
chairman of the Senate Committee on Ways & Means            Agawam in excess of $4.5 million. These communities
requesting the state supplement federal reimburse-          represent a snapshot absent the region it its entirety.
ment of FEMA-eligible storm-related cleanup costs.             “This request would fit the commonwealth’s past
FEMA is the federal agency responsible for disaster         practice as it has provided $6.2 million in state assis-
relief and recovery and reimburses communities up to        tance to communities impacted by the 2008 ice storm,
75 percent for eligible expenditures.                       $15 million for the June tornado and $10 million
  “As clean-up efforts, for the most part, have wound       for Tropical Storm Irene,” Knapik said. “I am hope-
down, cities and towns across the commonwealth              ful the Legislature will continue that partnership
face mounting bills to contractors, municipal employ-       with local communities to address these liabilities.”
ees for overtime and other costs associated with            While spending bills originate in the House of
providing government service through this devas-            Representatives and there is no proposal cur-
tating storm,” Knapik wrote. “I would encourage             rently before the committee, the Legislature is
you and the committee to include sufficient fund-           e x p e c t e d t o a c t o n a d d i t i o n a l s u p p l e m e n-
ing so that the commonwealth might partner with             tal appropriations requests later in the spring.




                           Tag sale donations needed
                                                                                                                                                                   Turley PublicaTions courTesy PhoTo
    WESTFIELD - Anyone who made a New Year?s                perately needs to raise funds to care for unwanted                     Cathy Jocelyn
  Resolution to clean out the attic, garage or basement     and abandoned cats and kittens. Donations can be
  may want to donate unwanted items to the Westfield        dropped off at 1124 East Mountain Road, Westfield,
  Homeless Cat Project for its upcoming winter indoor
  tag sale. Used furniture, toys, household items, elec-
                                                            MA 01085. For information or pick-up, contact 348
                                                            9146 or denisesinico@hotmail.com.                                           Westfield Bank
                                                                                                                                        announces new
  tronics, etc. are all welcome. This no kill rescue des-



                                                                                                                                    assistant vice president
Westfield Republican City                                           YMCA to offer                                                    WESTFIELD - Westfield Bank President
                                                                                                                                   and CEO James Hagan is pleased to announce

Committee to hold annual                                            ‘BreakDance’
                                                                                                                                   the promotion of Cathy Jocelyn to the position
                                                                                                                                   of assistant vice president/marketing manager.
                                                                                                                                   Cathy has worked at Westfield Bank for three

Lincoln’s Day Brunch                                                  Workshop
                                                                                                                                   years, previously serving as marketing manager.
                                                                                                                                     In this new role, Jocelyn is responsible for
                                                                                                                                   the bank’s day-to-day marketing, promotion
  WESTFIELD - The Westfield Republican City                    WESTFIELD - The Westfield YMCA is offer-                            and public relations, along with coordinating
Committee will host their annual Lincoln’s Day                 ing a fun “BreakDance” Workshop taught by                           community outreach and the Future Fund. She
Brunch Sunday, Feb. 12 from 10 am to noon, at the                                                                                  brings 27 years of banking experience, along
                                                               Martin Lee from Freestyle Motions. All par-
East Mountain Country Club - 1458 E Mountain                                                                                       with six years working as the advancement
                                                               ticipants will learn the foundations of Top Rock,                   director for St. Mary’s Schools in Westfield.
Road in Westfield. State Sen. Michael Knapik and
State Rep. Don Humason will serve as this year’s               Floor Rock, Freeze and Style. This workshop                         Jocelyn is a graduate of Bay Path College in
hosts.                                                         will be held every fourth Friday of each month.                     Longmeadow, Mass.
  Join your neighbors and fellow Republicans for this          Next class is Friday, Jan. 27 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.                     In her spare time, Jocelyn serves on the
annual tradition to honor one of our finest Presidents.        The cost is $3 for members and $8 for non-mem-                      Advancement Board for St. Mary’s Schools, vol-
Price for this buffet brunch is $20. For recommend-            bers. Ages 10 and up and all skills are welcome.                    unteers at Grandmothers’ Garden, and is a past
ed reservations or more information, contact Vice-             Registration is required. For more information,                     wish granter for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Chairman Christopher Keefe at 413-244-9619 or                  contact Cindy Agan at 568-8631 x323.                                She resides in Westfield with her family.
CKeefe73@aol.com.




  Westfield State students raise $7,000 to build new classroom in nicaragua
  W E S T F I E L D - Tw e n t y s i x       traveled to Nicaragua. Between                    their time and their resources to build         “Not only are we going to a different
Westfield State University (WSU) stu-        the two trips, students raised over               a school for this impoverished com-             country, but it’s on a different con-
dents earned more than $7,000 to build       $10,000 total for the new classroom.              munity. It creates a feeling of indebt-         tinent where they speak a different
a new classroom in a high school in          The classroom will be named the                   edness in the best possible sense, in           language, have a different culture and
the San Ignacio Barrio of Granada,           Westfield State University Classroom              that San Ignacio young people will not          a different standard of living,” Kylie
Nicaragua. Students raised the money         and will be dedicated with a plaque               want to let down those who have come            said. “We are anxious to see how
at the end of the fall 2011 semester and     in a ceremony Jan. 17 while the                   here to help. This is the great benefit of      other people live and are anticipat-
are spending two weeks in the coun-          students are still in the country.                intercultural links.”                           ing a reality check on how well off
try helping build a classroom there.         The classroom is being built in collabo-             Kathi Bradford, director of Alumni           we actually are. We want to travel to
Westfield State siblings Kylie and           ration with La Esperanza Granada,                 Relations and three time Global                 not be ignorant about other places in
James Nelson raised $1,000 of the            a volunteer organization dedicated to             Service Class instructor, insists that          the world and we are excited to inter-
overall total by reaching out to their       improving the education of youth in               the Westfield State students will be            act with the people of Nicaragua.”
family, local businesses and even State      Granada. With less than 30 percent                just as impacted as the Nicaraguan              The students will work with profes-
Representative Jay Barrows of Bristol.       of Nicaraguan youth making it past                students from this experience.                  sional builders to help aid in the con-
“When it came to fund raising we             elementary school, Operations Officer             “I believe international program expe-          struction of the classroom. Once it is
knew that the amount of money we             Pauline Jackson believes that the                 riences alter the lives of those who            finished, the remainder of the money
raised determined the progress of the        new school will inspire Nicaraguan                participate,” Bradford said. “They              raised will go towards supplies. The
classroom since our money would sup-         youth to continue their education.                become more aware, more apprecia-               school will officially open for the first
ply the building materials,” Kylie said.     “That so much help is coming from stu-            tive, more likely to continue to travel         time in February to begin its academ-
“Therefore we decided in order to            dents from another country is inspiring           and less likely to stereotype the peo-          ic year. Bradford said that her goal
make as big an impact as possible, we        for them,” Jackson said. “It is not some          ple of our world. They understand               is to remain linked to La Esperanza
would have to raise as much money as         nameless, faceless, government depart-            just how small the world really is and          Granada by continuing the trip and
possible.”                                   ment, but other young people who                  that we all face very similar issues.”          volunteer efforts annually.
  This is the second year in a row           are working towards improving their               Kylie Nelson and her brother James
that students from Westfield State           future that have come down to share               expect to be moved by the experience.


Page 6 •   Southwick Suffield News   • January 13, 01
                                                                                                                                                                       Around Town




                                                                 Turley PublicaTions PhoTos by GreGory a. scibelli

More than 600 residents packed the high school gymnasium, a much higher total than usual for
a town meeting.


School          • from page 1
                                               code upgrades proposed represent more
                                               than 83 percent of the of project’s scope.
                                                                                                                     Superintendent Dr. John Barry speaks during the Special Town Meeting held Tuesday night at
                                                                                                                     Southwick-Tolland Regional High School.
trict students.                                  Bill Moreau asked town officials if
   After that, the floor was open for dis-     there was any consideration for the bur-
cussion. Comments at the town meeting          den on senior citizens, many of whom                                  never see again.                              a day on coffee, and most of us don’t
were kept very simple as were the ques-        are on fixed incomes. Selectman Russ                                    “This is the right project at the right     need the caffeine.”
tions posed by residents, many of whom         Fox said there are programs available                                 time for the right reasons,” said Diana         Granville’s town meeting passed the
were experiencing the town meeting             and senior citizens can approach the                                  King. “We are getting this at a time          project with a vote count of 102-23 and
format for the first time.                     town assessor’s department for more                                   where the interest rates are low and          Tolland’s town meeting passed with a
   Discussion on the town meeting              information.                                                          construction costs are low.”                  vote count of 46-1, both achieving a
floor was much less than anticipated,            Ann Bates warned the townspeo-                                        Jim Doyle pointed out the fact that         two-thirds vote majority.
likely due to the many informational           ple of the burden that senior citizens                                the state identified Southwick as one           With the project passing in all three
meetings throughout the past year and          would take.                                                           of the “neediest” school districts in the     towns, a debt exclusion election will
mostly centered around the extra tax             “The taxes would be rough to the                                    state.                                        be held on Jan. 31 in all three towns.
burden being taken on by town resi-            point where they would be forced to                                     “This is not a want, it’s a need,”          Simple majorities are required in each
dents against the growing needs of the         move out of town,” she said.                                          Doyle said. “I just want to put that          for the project to then move forward.
schools.                                         Resident Darryl Cass also argued                                    out there. Out of all the districts in the      Both the Board of Selectmen and
   School and town officials emphasized        against the project, saying the project                               commonwealth, we were identified as           Finance Committee unanimously sup-
the importance of passing the project          is too much and that some residents                                   the neediest.”                                ported the project.
now and saving more than $30 million.          are already paying enough from the                                      One former Southwick student also             School Committee Chairman James
If the project was turned down, towns-         sewer project.                                                        raised her voice. 2008 graduate Jessica       Vincent said he was pleased to see the
people would eventually have to foot             “The taxes are going to go through                                  Reardon recalled her high school days         project closer to approval.
the bill to make repairs and renovations       the roof,” Cass said. “Some are on                                    in a science lab that was too cramped           “I think the process went very well
to the schools to satisfy code regula-         water and sewer and are already pay-                                  and unsafe. She also presented a piece        and I am very pleased with the way the
tions, handicapped accessibility laws,         ing for that for 20 years.”                                           of logic using the average of about           vote came down,” Vincent said. “Our
overcrowding issues and accreditation            Advocates for the project argued                                    $400 per year in taxes on the average         superintendent, the school committee,
concerns at the high school.                   that the $42.7 million grant from                                     home.                                         building committee and project man-
   Officials estimated those costs at          the Massachusetts School Building                                       “That’s a little more than $1 a day,”       ager all worked very hard on this.”
about $61,729,589. The repairs and             Authority is something the town will                                  Reardon said. “We spend more than $3




Brown            • from page 1
                                                  Brown, who has raised $8.2 mil-                                       Funding             • from page 1
                                                                                                                                                                   FEMA reimbursement is received or
                                                                                                                                                                   the town would end up in default for
                                               lion alone in 2011 for his campaign                                                                                 the expense owned.
                                               war chest, said he has spent very lit-                                   in interest on the note, despite the
   He went on to say that one of the                                                                                    fact it would be paid back quickly            Voters than went to a hand-count
chief economic problems with banks             tle money so far on the campaign in                                                                                 vote, which passed 111-52. Based
                                               comparison to Warren and other dem-                                      when federal reimbursement would
is there are fewer funding sources to                                                                                   come in.                                   on the votes cast, 110 votes were
back a plethora of great and innovative        ocratically aligned political organiza-                                                                             required to satisfy the two-thirds
                                               tions. Meanwhile, very early polls in                                       But that reimbursement could take
investment ideas. Brown said one piece                                                                                  six to ninth months or longer, town        majority requiring for bonding.
of legislation now stuck in a congressio-      December showed Warren taking a                                                                                        With the authorization, the town
                                               surprising 49-42 percent margin over                                     officials said. Town Counsel Ben
nal House committee is to allow venture                                                                                 Coyle warned voters of what could          will bond out the money and make a
capitalists to invest up to $1,000 per         Brown, if the election were held last                                                                               significant down payment to the note.
                                               month.                                                                   happen if the town is forced to use
person or up to $1 million per project                                                                                  free cash from the “rainy day” fund        They will pay the bills that continue
and avoid many of the traditional SEC             “On every single vote, the Senate                                                                                to pour in from vendors and from the
                                               Majority Leader [Democrat Harry                                          or stabilization fund money to cover
filings.                                                                                                                the $2.3 million.                          major debris removal vendor, Ash
   “There’s a wet blanket over individ-        Reid] controls the entire agenda,” said                                                                             Britt.
                                               Brown. “He brings up a bill and moves                                       “If there is some kind of major
uals and businesses right now,” said                                                                                    emergency while we are waiting for            The federal government approved
Brown. “They’re kinda sitting back and         for closure, which shuts off debate, fili-                                                                          the need for funding for Western
                                               busters the amendatory, which means                                      a reimbursement, we may not have
not buying that extra truck; they don’t                                                                                 the money at that time to pay for it,”     Mass. communities late last week and
know if that investment tax credit is          only his friends get a couple amend-                                                                                the process for getting reimburse-
                                               ments, and then he moves for the vote.                                   Coyle said.
going to be there.”                                                                                                        One resident did point out that         ment will begin soon. The Federal
   Brown pointed to his vested inter-          There are good ideas for both sides of                                                                              Emergency Management Agency
                                               the aisles, but they are talking past each                               many town accounts, including the
est in recent job fairs, one being held                                                                                 free cash and stabilization fund, are      (FEMA) will be coming to the indi-
in Worcester later Monday that he had          other.”                                                                                                             vidual communities to assist in the
                                                  Brown remained dumbfounded about                                      accruing interest that would be lost if
planned to attend.                                                                                                      the money is expended.                     preparation of reimbursement docu-
                                               the velocity of political attacks that have                                                                         ments.
                                               come his way not only from Warren but                                       Another resident sought to have
       ‘Political Theater’ in play                                                                                      the vote amended to appropriate the           After the reimbursement, the town
                                               other groups in the past few months. “I                                                                             will still be responsible for about 25
                                               have not spent millions and millions of                                  money from the stabilization fund.
  Rocketed into national politics two                                                                                   But Town Moderator James Putnam            percent of the costs from the storm
years ago from relative obscurity as a         dollars like they have. They are ham-                                                                               cleanup. However, the town is also
                                               mering me,” he said. “I have not even                                    II said the amendment could not be
former selectman and successful busi-                                                                                   allowed because it would completely        working at receiving more reimburse-
nessman, Brown told those in atten-            announced yet, so talk to me in a month                                                                             ment through state aid, which could
                                               from now when we start to remind peo-                                    change the purpose of the warrant
dance at the legislative breakfast that                                                                                 article as it was presented to the town    recover another 12.5 percent of the
he remains shocked at the lack of bi-          ple about why they voted for me….                                                                                   costs. The town may also be eligible
                                               instead of relying upon false ads. There’s                               meeting floor.
partisan cooperation inside the Capitol                                                                                    The Finance Committee, which            for 100 percent reimbursement for
Beltway, and relentless attacks from           a difference between Professor Warren                                                                               a portion of the expenses incurred
                                               and me. I said all these outside groups                                  supported the borrowing, warned
his soon-to-be top opponent, Harvard                                                                                    townspeople the stabilization account      during the first 72 hours following
Professor Warren, for the second               should stay out of it and go away. She’s                                                                            the storm.
                                               endorsing them. I’m a problem solver,                                    would nearly wiped out until the
Massachusetts US Senatorial seat.
                                               not a rock thrower.”

                                                                                                                                                     January 13, 01 •   Southwick Suffield News    • Page 7
                                                                                                                                                                         The Steeple
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                                                                                                                                                                       (413) 569-5206                      Pastor Dan Valeri
                                                                                                                                                                       Pastor Susan Feurzeig                             Schedule
                                                                                                                                                                            Sunday Schedule                Sunday morning worship, 9:30
                                                                                                                                                                   Sunday worship, 10 a.m.              a.m. (featuring contemporary wor-
                                                                                                                                                                  Handicap accessible                   ship, children’s church and nursery)
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Thursday: Family Night, 6:30-8:30
                                                                                                                                                                      chriST luTheran                   p.m. (featuring Adult Bible Study;
                                                                                                                                                                             church                     Faithgirlz!, a girls’ club for ages 5-13;
                                                                                                                                                                   568 College Hwy.                     Royal Rangers, a scouting program
                                                                                                                                                                   Southwick                            for boys age 5-18, and preschool for
                                                                                                                                                                   Rev. Jeff King, Pastor               infants-4 years old
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  23. Mulled wine                            56 Am. Newspaper                                               20. Distilled from       49. One thousandth of        16 Granby Rd.
  25. Membrane around                        Assoc.                                                         fermented molasses       an ampere                    Granville                                 Rev. Bill Duffe - Interim
  the lungs                                  57. Butterfly collector                                        21. a.k.a.               51. General’s assistant,     (413) 357-8583                            Minister, Music - Voice Choir,
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  something works                            63. Female servants                                            = 100                    52. Bovine sound             9 a.m., Junior Choir Practice.            Coffee Hour, 3:30 p.m. - O.A.
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  29. Layers bonded                          CLUES DOWN                                                     25. Wide metal cooking   54. Opposite of
  together                                   1. Poked at                                                    vessel                   LTM
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  31. A vessel or duct                       2. Equally                                                     27. Caesar or cobb       55. A very large body      Coffee Hour. Childcare available               Church Office Closed -
  34. The fire had been                      3. Manuscript (abbr.)                                          28. Building lots        of water                     Monday, AA Meeting, 8 p.m.                Martin Luther King Day
  ___                                        4. Periodical (slang)                                          30. 1/1000 inch          58. Ma’s partner             Thursday, Adult Choir Practice,           Tuesday, Jan. 17
  35. Female sibling                         5. Fiddler crabs                                               31. Apexes               59. Integrated circuit     7 p.m.                                         6:30 p.m. Bell Choir
  36. Israeli capital                        6. Hero sandwich                                               32. Firth of Clyde’s     60. Rhode Island             First Saturday, potluck supper in
  39. Blocked in fencing                     7. Volcanic mountain                                           largest island           61. Potato state                                                       Rehearsal, 7 p.m. Boy Scouts
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Page  •   Southwick Suffield News                                                   • January 13, 01
                                                                           Schools
 O’neill proves valuable, even with loss
                                                                                                                                                          Taylor Leclair
                                                                                                                                                          moves down
                                                                                                                                                          court.




                                                                                                    Turley PublicaTions PhoTos by GreGory a. scibelli

Melissa O’neill goes high for a layup during the second quarter of Southwick’s loss last Thursday night to Monson.

                By GreGory a. SciBelli                             But Palmer busted out the offense early and often
               Turley Publications Correspondent                 in the quarter and would come away with the win.
                                                                 They had three players scoring in double digits while
   SOUTHWICK – The Southwick-Tolland Regional                    the Rams offense struggled and even their top scorers,
High School girls’ basketball team suffered its first            were held to single digits.
loss of the season. The fortunate part is their first loss         Mike Papon, Dylan Grunwald and Ross Lebo each
of the season came after the New Year for the first              scored eight points for Southwick, which played with-
time in several years.                                           out leading scorer Tommy Mahoney.
   The Rams fell to Monson last Thursday night 68-37,              Mahoney, a senior, scored 14 points in Southwick’s
losing against a very difficult independent opponent             other loss this past week against Hampshire Regional.
from the Bi-County Central.                                      Playing at home, the Rams went to halftime with a
   The Mustangs jumped out to a 18-8 lead early in the           healthy lead, but the Red Raiders played better in the
game before Southwick went on a 6-2 run to bring the             second half and pulled away during the third quarter.
gap just a little closer.                                          Southwick dropped to 4-5 this season and has the
   But Monson, utilizing good pressure and better                rest of the week off and is next scheduled to play at                                  Tara Dowd tries to work the ball into Monson’s end while
shooting from Katie Sweeney and Jamie Knochel,                   Dean Technical High School on Tuesday night at 7                                       under pressure.
held the Rams to single digits in points for the first           p.m.
three quarters. They also took advantage of every
extra opportunity to possess the ball and continued
making rebounds.



                                                                    Enjoying the holidays
   After the Rams short run in the second quarter, the
Mustangs went on a run of their own and went to
halftime up 39-17.
   Southwick tried mightily to get back into the game,
but Monson prevented Southwick’s improved shoot-
ers from making quality shots by forcing rushed shots
from everywhere on the court. They also did an excel-
lent job protecting scoring lanes and the Rams were
not able to drive the hoop as much as they have in
past games.
   Monson was led by Sweeney, who had another
excellent game with 20 points. Knochel was second on
the team with 14 points.
   The only bright spot was Melissa O’Neill for
Southwick, whose shooting improved in the second
half and the senior finished with 13 points for the
Rams. Monson did a good job keeping her in check
during the first half. O’Neill has been in double dig-
its in nearly every game this season and shutting her
down was key to Monson building a big first half lead.
   The Monson bench also played very well during the
second half, when several of the reserves got into the
game at the end. The Rams bench also performed well
late in the game, scoring in double digits in the final
quarter.
   The girls will try to rebound from the loss and plays
next on Tuesday evening hosting Sci-Tech at 7 p.m.
   In boys’ basketball action, the Rams went on the
road and fell at Palmer High School on Monday night.                                                                                                                                            Turley PublicaTions courTesy PhoTo
   Southwick lost 53-42 in a game that was switched to
Palmer High School. The Rams played very poor late                  SUffIeLD - These Suffield Cooperative Preschool students sing holiday tunes during their holiday party last month.
in the game to seal the loss. Both teams played evenly
throughout the first three quarter and entered the
fourth quarter tied at 33.


                                                                                                                                                         January 13, 01 •    Southwick Suffield News             • Page 
Schools

School system seeks                                                  The
public input
SUFFIELD - The Suffield Public Schools is embark-
                                                                      Beane                                                                      Pot
                                                                                                                                                   by Carl Beane
ing on a strategic planning process to chart a pathway


                                                                                  Refs’ calls hurt Bruins Saturday
for the continuous improvement of the school system
over the next five years. The school system’s strategic
plannign committee consists of parents, school prin-
cipals, representatives of community groups, school
board members and others.
  “The strategic plan will be instrumental in provid-
ing the vision for our schools to meet the demands of
                                                                                  Fabulous finish to                        hood game for the victors,
                                                                                                                            period.
                                                                                                                               What a stunning finish
preparing all students for success in our global soci-
ety,” said Superintendent of Schools Karen Baldwin.
                                                                                Steelers-Broncos game                       to the Broncos-Steelers
                                                                                                                            game on Sunday. The
The district is seeking input from all stake-                                                                               first play in overtime Tim
hoders on their perceptions and knowledge of                           Hello ladies and gentlemen boys and girls and        Tebow throws a pass up
the public school system. An electronic survey is                    welcome to the Beanepot. New England is still          the middle to a wide open
available on the district’s website and all resi-                    buzzing about the tilt between the Bruins and the      Demaryius Thomas for
dents are encouraged to respond. The sur-                            Canucks last Saturday. This reporter was at the        an 80-yard touchdown to
vey will be open for respondents until Jan. 22.                      game and got a great view of everything, first the     win the game. CBS did
The strategic plan is scheduled to be approved by the                referees particularly Dan Van Massenhoven did a        a great job with wonder-
Suffield Board of Education in May.                                  poor job in my view. Milan Lucic hit the ice when      ful camera shots of both
                                                                     play was stopped and a line change was in order, but   benches showing the elation of the Broncos (espe-
                                                                     a fight broke out in front of the Vancouver bench.     cially John Elway) and the wide eyed disbelief of
                                                                     When one of the Sedin sisters got involved Looch       the entire Pittsburgh team. They were stunned
                                                                     went over. Danny V. missed it and out went Lucic.      beyond their wildest dreams.
                                                                     After the game it was reviewed and indeed the ref         So now the Broncos and Mr. Tebow will make
                                                                     got the call wrong. I also have an issue about the     their way to Foxborough to take on the Patriots

  Powder Mill holds                                                  Brad Marchand hit on Tommy Salo. Yes he hit low,
                                                                     but Marchand skates low and was trying to make
                                                                     a play on the puck. Instead he gets a five-minute
                                                                                                                            Saturday night. Every Pats fan will stress out all
                                                                                                                            week fearing that Denver will use the long pass and
                                                                                                                            smoke the awful New England secondary, and they

  geography bee                                                      major for clipping and is also thrown out. Wow.
                                                                       After the game and the next day Canucks head
                                                                     coach Alain Vignault was whining about the rough
                                                                                                                            should. With every throw Pats fans will be holding
                                                                                                                            their breath hoping that somehow, someway Coach
                                                                                                                            Belichick will come up with a plan to end Denver’s
    SOUTHWICK - The Powder Mill Middle                               play. Listen, the Canucks won the game because         season. Amen.
  School 2012 National Geography Bee                                 Boston failed to kill off penalties. The Canucks won      Carl Beane can be reached at cbeane@carlbeane.
  Championships were held Friday, Jan. 6. This                       the game and you tip your hat. This was a possible     com or via his website www.carlbeane.com.
  year’s grade level finalists were Devin Parrow                     two points for Boston; it was a statement of man-
  and Cody Brown, grade 5; Chance Tang and
  Collin Parrow, grade 6; McKenna Burelle,
  Sam Winiarski and Val Reopel, grade 7; Jared
  DeMaio, Nathan Starks and Nick Consolini,

                                                                                       Southwick Schools’
                                                                                                   weekly lunch menu
STCC announces Dean’s                                                            SouThWicK-TollanD
                                                                                reGional hiGh School
                                                                                                                              Thurs., Jan. 19: Baked fish on a bun, baked
                                                                                                                            hash brown patty, raw baby carrots, fruit, 1% milk.

List for fall 2011                                                      Mon., Jan. 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No
                                                                      school.
                                                                                                                              fri., Jan. 20: Cheese or pepperoni pizza, salad,
                                                                                                                            fruit, 1% milk.
                                                                                                                               WooDlanD elemenTary School
SPRINGFIELD - Several area residents were named                         Tues., Jan. 17: Baked fish on a bun, oven fries,
to Springfield Technical Community College’s fall 2011                vegetable, fruit, milk choice.                          Mon., Jan. 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No
Dean’s List. The Dean’s List is published each semes-                   Wed., Jan. 18 thru Friday, Jan. 20: Half days.      school.
ter to recognize academic excellence. In order to be                  Mid-term exams. No lunch service.                       Tues., Jan. 17: Deli turkey wrap w/lettuce and
considered, students must carry a full-time course-load                                                                     tomato, baked fries, vegetable, 1% milk.
of 12 or more semester hours of college-level cours-                          PoWDer mill miDDle School                       Wed., Jan. 18: Hard or soft tacos, Mexican rice,
es and achieve a 3.3 or above grade point average.                                                                          corn, fruit, 1% milk.
Southwick residents include Adriana Arbelaez, Sean                      Mon., Jan. 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No         Thurs., Jan. 19: Baked fish sticks w/tartar
                                                                      school.                                               sauce, baked hash brown patty, raw baby carrots,
Grano, Denis Matsuk, Vincent Pagano, Jessica
                                                                        Tues., Jan. 17: Deli turkey wrap w/lettuce and      fruit, 1% milk.
Podmore, Victoria Schofield, Amie Seibert, Nicholas
                                                                      tomato, baked fries, vegetable, fruit, 1% milk.         fri., Jan. 20: Cheese or pepperoni pizza, salad,
Smith, Alan Strong, Christopher Vanasse and Michael                     Wed., Jan. 18: Hard or soft tacos, Mexican rice,    fruit, 1% milk.
Zenkert. Granville residents include Colleen Hauff                    corn, fruit, 1% milk.
and Nicole Mullarkey.




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                                                                                                                                                            Schools
     Tierney, Drake named Suffield High School Athletic
            Booster Club Athletes of the Month
             By Jan PoTTer                   time to catch their breaths. We just
    Suffield High School Publicity Liaison   wore teams down this year because
                                             we had guys like Alex coming off the
  SUFFIELD - Congratulations to              bench.”
McKenna Tierney and Alex Drake,                Tierney, Class of 2012, has been a
Suffield High School’s December              member of the girls swim team for all
Student Athletes of the Month.               four years. A member of the National
Students are chosen on the basis of their    Honor Society who also attends the
athletic accomplishments, attitude, lead-    Hartford Magnet School, she has a
ership, sportsmanship, team spirit, and      positive attitude and shows wonderful
academics. These two students exem-          sportsmanship. Tierney never gets out
plify these qualities.                       of the pool without shaking the oppos-
  Drake, Class of 2012, is a three-year      ing teams’ hands after an event. Over
varsity letterman on the boys soccer         the years Tierney has greatly improved
team. An honors student with a great         as a swimmer, and her hard work has
attitude, consistently good sportsman-       greatly helped the team in every meet.
ship, and team spirit, Drake is a true         “She isn’t afraid to be a leader and
model and leader. With a team deep in        excels at this role very well, “accord-                                                                            Turley PublicaTions submiTTed PhoTos
talent, Drake was a “role player” instru-    ing to Coach Horanzy. As captain,
mental to this team’s championship suc-      Tierney has control over the team and         McKenna Tierney and Alex Drake have been named the Suffield High School Athletic Booster
cess.                                        keeps team spirit high. Along with            Club Athletes of the Month for December.
  Although early in the season Drake         the other captains, she has helped plan
hoped for more playing time, he under-       team events and fundraisers. In fact,
stood his role and never looked back.

                                                                                                                              NEWS
                                             she stepped up and sold more discount
He proved invaluable during his playing      cards than she needed so that no one
time in a game. During each practice he      had to pay for their swimsuit. Her
conditioned enthusiastically and tried       drive to succeed is contagious, as the
his hardest. Drake’s attitude helped         team seems to follow suit. Tierney is
others buy into the idea of team first, so   supportive and encouraging of her team
he was a very important leader in this
sense.
                                             and has a great attitude in everything
                                             she does.
                                                                                            Wundt takes fourth at Dartmouth Relays
  According to Coach Beigel, “When             Suffield High School’s Athletic                  HANOVER, N.H. - UMass Lowell            with his time in the 400 meters at the
you had a guy with his talent, his effort,   Booster Club is proud to recognize              men’s track and field senior and           Dartmouth Relays on Sunday, Jan. 8.
and his speed coming off the bench, it       these student athletes who are exem-            Southwick resident provisionally qual-       He finished in a time of 49.87 sec-
gave many of the teams we faced no           plary role models.                              ified for the NCAA Championships           onds.


Falcons roll to three-game weekend sweep
            By Sean SeiFerT
        Special to Turley Publications
                                                In the third period, the Falcons built
                                             a 4-2 cushion to finish off the Whale.
                                                                                                 Western New England University
                                             Atkinson scored his second goal of the
                                                                                                 13TH ANNUAL

                                                                                                 GIRLS & WOMEN
  SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield              game at 14:17 to lift the Falcons to their
Falcons remain undefeated in the new         second win over the Whale in two days.
year, thrashing the Connecticut Whale        Legace shut down a penalty shot bid
4-2 at the MassMutual Center on              from Deveaux at 18:51 to finish off the
Sunday afternoon. The Falcons winning        game. Legace posted 26 saves as the
streak climbs to three as Springfield        Falcons outshot the Whale 47-28.


                                                                                                 IN SPORTS DAY
rounded out the weekend having col-             Atkinson says the locker room is com-
lected six points in the past three days.    ing together in a big way.
  “Just and awesome weekend, it                 “This weekend just shows that our
couldn’t have come at a better time,”        leaders are leading and we are following
said Falcons head coach Rob Riley of         right behind them and coming together
                                                                                                 Saturday
his team’s early January success. “I am      as a team,” said Atkinson. “It feels great.
proud of the effort and I am proud of        This is what we should have been doing
the will to win.”
  In the first period, the Falcons
                                             all along.”
                                                The Falcons get back to work next                January 21, 2012
were denied by the post twice, and           week on Friday, Jan. 13 against the                 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Connecticut goaltender Cameron               Portland Pirates for a 7:30 p.m. puck
Talbot turned aside 13 shots on goal to      drop at the MassMutual Center. The
keep Springfield off the board. Dane         Falcons are 2-0 against the Pirates this            A community service program
Byers and Cam Atkinson beat Talbot           season and last defeated Portland at                provided free of charge for girls
but could not beat the iron, giving the      home on Dec 4, by a 2-1 decision.                   ages 7 to 12.
Whale enough room to score the first
goal of the game.
  Connecticut’s Andre Deveaux scored         Atkinson named to All-Star squad                    • All clinics are taught by Western
                                                                                                   New England University coaches
on the power play at 12:48 to give the         Atkinson has been named to the
Whale a 1-0 lead after the first 20 min-     Eastern Conference roster and will rep-               and varsity athletes
utes of play.                                resent the Falcons at the 2012 AHL All-
                                             Star Classic. This year’s event will be
                                                                                                 • Clinics include: basketball, dance
  The Falcons wasted little time in the
second period, collecting two goals in a     held at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City,              field hockey, soccer, softball,
span of 29 seconds to deal the Whale a       N.J., from Jan. 29-30.                                and volleyball
2-1 deficit. At 1:45, Matt Calvert batted      Atkinson is in his first full season of
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Audy-Marchessault snuck one past             were called up to the Blue Jackets in
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  In the final minute of the second          for 15 points to go along with 15 penal-
period, Atkinson redirected a shot from      ty minutes in 30 games with Springfield
Brent Regner to push the Falcons ahead       this season.
of the Whale at 19:34, ending the stanza       Kubalik has seven goals and four
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                                                           office at 860-668-1661.
                                                                                                                     to 12 p.m., and Sunday from 12-4 p.m. For more
                                                                                                                     information, contact Scott Feron at (860) 982-7342
  The Southwick Public library’s first Saturday                                                                      or visit www.babbsrink.org.
story time will be held Jan. 14. Children, with              The WeSTfield rePuBlicaN ciTy
their parents/caregivers, will listen to stories about     cOMMiTTee Will hOST Their aNNual                            TOPS (Take Off POuNdS about it in
penguins beginning at 11 a.m. in the Children’s                                                 Sign up for                View and order            Blog SeNSiBly)
                                                           liNcOlN’S day BruNch Sunday, Feb. 12mobile alerts                 Southwick              our reader 7-8 p.m.
                                                                                                                     #344 of more photos meets Thursdays fromforum
Room. A simple craft will follow. Registration for
                                                           from 10 am to noon, at the East Mountain Country          at the Southwick Congregational Church, 488
this program is not necessary. If you have any
                                                           Club - 1458 E Mountain Road in Westfield. Price           College Hwy. All ages are welcome. For more
questions, please visit or call 569-1221.
                                                           for this buffet brunch is $20. For recommended            information, contact Judy at (860) 668-7953 or
                                                                                              contact Vice-
                                                           reservations or more information, www.southwick           Mary Ann at (413) 562-4053. www.southwick
            Tuesday, Jan. 17                               Chairman Christopher Keefe at 413-244-9619 or
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  Southwick Public library January story time              CKeefe73@aol.com.                                           heNrieTTa’S ThrifT ShOP, lOcaT-
will be held Tuesdays, Jan. 17 at 10:30 a.m. This                                                                    ed aT SOuThWick cONgregaTiONal
series is for children ages 2-5 years old. For more          The SPecial NeedS fellOWShiP                            church, 488 College Highway, is looking for
information, visit or call the Children’s Room at          Of SecONd BaPTiST church, 100 Main                        gently used household goods. When you are clean-
413-569-1221 x4.                                           St. in Suffield, will meet Monday, Feb. 13, in            ing out your drawers and closets, consider donat-
                                                           Fellowship Hall. Adults with mental and physi-            ing your unwanted items rather than just throw-
                                                           cal challenges are hosted by volunteers from the          ing them away. The shop is open on Wednesday,
                                                                                                                              Join our local            View the
                                                                                                  View a crafts
                                                           church and community. They share music, slide             Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
         upcoming events…                                                                         show online
                                                           and food together. To volunteer contact Tina
                                                                                                                             social network           video online

                                                           Berrien through the church office at 860-668-1661.           SOcraTeS café. Socrates Café is a gather-
  S O u T h W i c k P u B l i c l i B r a ry                                                                         ing of people who, with the help of a facilitator,
JaNuary STOry TiMeS Will Be held                             Prayer ShaWl MiNiSTry Of SecONd                         engage in stimulating conversation about troubling
TueSdayS, JaN. 17, 24 aNd 31 at 10:30 a.m.                                                       www.southwick
                                                           BaPTiST church, 100 Main St. in Suffield,                          www.southwick              www.southwick
                                                                                                                     or intriguing questions. Participants pose ques-
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This series is for children ages 2-5 years old. For        will meet Monday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. at Signe             tions, listen to others, raise challenges and consider
more information, visit or call the Children’s Room        Wright?s house. Contact Signe at 860-668-1661             alternative answers. No guest lectures by experts,
at 413-569-1221 x4.                                        for additional information. If you know of someone        no assigned readings, just a group of curious peo-
                                                           recovering from surgery, fighting a long-term ill-        ple working together to get closer to the answers.
   iN cONJuNcTiON WiTh keNT                                ness, terminally ill or recovering from grief, please     Meetings are on fourth Mondays of the month. No
MeMOrial liBrary, The Suffield                             contact them to make a prayer shawl for them.             philosophy background required. Just bring your
PlayerS Will PreSeNT a readiNg Of                                                                                    questioning mind and seeking spirit! More info,
PSychOPaThia SexualiS Thursday, Jan.                         The SOuThWick SeNiOr ceNTer                             call the Kent Memorial Library at 860-668-3896.
19 at 7 p.m. at Mapleton Hall, 1305 Mapleton Ave.          Will hOST a TriP TO MOhegaN SuN
The performance is free to the public. For ques-           caSiNO Monday, March 5, leaving the center at               your car, truck or camper may be worth
tions, call the library at 860-668-3896 or visit www.      8 a.m. and leaving the casino at 3:30 p.m. $16 per        more as a donation than a trade-in. Call the
suffield-library.org.                                      person. Stop by to sign up or call 569-5498.              Massachusetts Association for the Blind at 1-888-
                                                                                                                     613-2777 for more information. Towing is free. All
  liNcOlN culiNary iNSTiTuTe Will                                                                                    donations are tax deductible.
JOiN fOrceS WiTh 30 OTher culi-                                       Ongoing events…
Nary “SuPerherOeS” in the area at Chefs
                                                             The WeSTfield hOMeleSS caT                                 POLICY: Our calendar section is intended to promote
for Jimmy at Agawam’s Chez Josef Friday, Jan.
                                                           PrOJecT, a no-kill rescue organization, has               “free” events that directly affect a volunteer-driven organi-
20 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event honors the
                                                           many purrfectly beautiful kittens and cats ready for      zation that benefits the community. Paid events that are
memory of Neal Webber, a long-time supporter                                                                         not deemed fundraisers or benefits do not qualify. Non-
of the Jimmy Fund. Tickets to the event are $75            adoption. Adult cats are adopted at no charge to
                                                                                                                     charitable events that charge the public for profit are not
and are available only in advance. Order tickets           qualified homes that make a monetary donation of
                                                                                                                     allowed as we consider that paid advertising. The deadline
by calling 800-52-JIMMY or online at jimmyfund.            their choice to this rescue organization. During the      to submit calendar items is Wednesday at noon. We usu-
org/chefs-for-jimmy.                                       month of August, adoptions will be held at 1124           ally print one week in advance of an event. The listings
                                                           East Mountain Road, Westfield on Thursdays from           should be brief with only time, date, location, brief activity
  The chriST church uNiTed                                 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3           explanation and contact info. A comprehensive calendar
MeThOdiST Will Be haViNg a POT                             p.m. The adoption process includes completing an          listing appears weekly online.
luck luNcheON in honor of Pastor                           application that is screened, so prospective adopt-
Val’s ministry with them Sunday, Jan. 22                   ers should email denisesinico@hotmail.com to get
                                                           an application in advance. For further information,
                                                                                                                    Card, coin show to benefit
immediately after the 10 a.m. worship ser-
vice. Everyone is welcome and if you choose,               email this address or call (413) 568-6964.
you may bring a hot or cold dish to share.

  The SOuThWick culTural cOuNcil
(SCC) will host a travelogue focused on Central
                                                             SOuThWick-ON-STage, our local com-
                                                           munity theater group, meets the fourth Wednesday
                                                           of the month at 7 p.m. at Southwick Town Hall,
                                                                                                                    Boys & Girls Club
and Eastern Europe Sunday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m.               Conference Room 2. The community theater group              CHICOPEE – Card, coin and memorabilia
the Southwick Town Hall Stage, 454 College                 will bring performance art to the community,             shows will take place at the Chicopee Boys & Girls
Highway. A travelogue is a 60-minute presen-               including the staging of plays, musical performanc-      Club, 580 Meadow Street, Chicopee. Admission is
tation including questions and answers about               es and other activities that support community           $1. Kids under 10 free. For information call 413-
interesting places around the world. Admission             involvement in the arts. For more information visit      593-6046.
is free; however, donations will be accept-                www.southwick-on-stage.org.                                 The 2012 shows planned are: Feb. 5, March 4,
ed. All proceeds support Cultural Council pro-                                                                      April 1, May 6, August 26, Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec.
grams and activities for the town of Southwick.              OVereaTerS aNONyMOuS OaSiS                             2.
                                                           MeeTiNg, Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at                     There are over 40 tables all handicap accessible.
  aN aarP Tax aide Will Be aT The                          Southwick Congregational Church, Rte. 10/202             A door prize drawing every 30 minutes with free
SOuThWick SeNiOr ceNTer again this                         and Depot St.; Overeaters Anonymous New Hope             give-aways at the door. Show features coins, sport
year Wednesday mornings beginning Feb. 1 to                Meeting, Fridays from 6-7 p.m. at Southwick              and non-sport cards, sets, wax boxes, autographs,
assist with preparing simple taxes. Appointments           Congregational Church; Overeaters Anonymous              vintage cards, card supplies, jerseys, pennants and
are needed; call the office to set one up at 569-          New Friendship Group, Wednesdays from 7-8                more.
5498.                                                      p.m. at the Church of the Atonement, Westfield.             All proceeds to benefit the Boys & Girls Club.
                                                           For more information, call (413) 783-4198 or (860)
   The Suffield PlayerS will present their                 218-8550.
winter production of “Criminal Hearts,” directed
by Kelly Seip, Thursday, Feb. 9, Friday, Feb. 10,            “geT fiT Where yOu SiT,” a yoga class
Saturday, Feb. 11, Friday, Feb. 17, Saturday, Feb.         taught from a chair and facilitated by Janice
18, Friday, Feb. 24 and Friday Feb. 25 at 8 p.m.           Pagano, is offering a free trial class to anyone want-
and Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. at 1305 Mapleton Hall in             ing to improve flexibility, breathing, and strength,
Suffield. Tickets for opening night are $12, $17           and to reduce stress. No prior experience is neces-
for every other night. Discounts are available for         sary. The class is held at the Genesis Spiritual Life
seniors, students and groups. For reservations, call       Center, 53 Mill St. Westfield, on Thursdays from
800-289-6148 or 860-668-0837, or visit www.suf-            10-11 a.m. For more information, call (413) 569-
fieldplayers.org.                                          0444.

  SecONd BaPTiST church, 100 Main St.                        ciTizeNS reSTOriNg cONgaMONd
Suffield, will host “Beginnings - A Praise Concert”        (CRC) and the Babb’s Rink Restoration Committee
to be performed during the normal worship service          are actively seeking volunteers to lend their time
Sunday, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. This is a free concert          and talents to the ongoing restoration of the Babb’s
and all are welcome. An adult-staffed nursery and          Beach Roller-Skating Rink in West Suffield.
pre-school program will be available during the            Volunteers are needed on Saturday from 8 a.m.


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                                                                                     Obituaries
Joann clark, 77                                           is survived by his daughter, Tracey and her husband
                                                          Jason and their children Kylie and Tamryn; his son,
                                                                                                                     Southwick Suffield News
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   E. GRANBY - Joann (Begley) Clark, 77, of East          Robert and his wife Tina and their daughter Kayla; as
Granby, beloved wife of the late William J. Clark,                                                                    Here’s where you can get your FREE copy
                                                          well as his sister, Joan Raczkowski and her husband
passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 at her home. She       George; his brothers, Ronald Lengyel and his wife          of the Southwick Suffield News each week…
is survived by her three sons, William J. and Susan,      Barbara, and John Lengeyl; his sister, Ann Marie
Kevin and Maureen, and James and Mary; and three                                                                         n Southwick
                                                          Carey and her husband Tom; and brother Kenneth
daughters, Patricia and Steven Kane, Joann and                                                                              College Highway –
                                                          and wife Kim, and also his brother-in-law. Charles
Kevin Rose, and Anne and Timothy Vetrano. She                                                                               Big Y
                                                          Torre with whom Sally and Bob spent many happy
was a loving “Nana” and “Gramma” to 18 grandchil-                                                                           Blossoming Acres
                                                          times traveling to Florida playing golf and enjoying              DB Mart
dren. She leaves a sister, Margaret Anderson; and         each other’s company. Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels
two brothers, James and Thomas Begley. Her funeral                                                                          Fisher Auto Parts
                                                          had care of arrangements. A Mass of Christian burial              CVS
was held from the Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral           was celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, Springfield.
Home, Granby, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial                                                                        Interstate Building Company
                                                          Burial was private.                                               McDonald's
at St. Bernard Church in Tariffville. Burial was in
Simsbury Cemetery. Donations in memory of Joann                                                                             Milli's Deli
may be made to the American Diabetes Association ,        dawn a. lindquist, 37                                             Mrs. Murphy’s Donuts
                                                                                                                            Quick Stop Package Store
P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.                        SOUTHWICK - Dawn A. (Carbonneau) Lindquist,                    Ray's Family Farm
                                                          37, of Southwick, passed away unexpectedly Friday,                Rite Aid
robert d. hahn, 90                                        Jan. 6, 2011. Dawn was born in Springfield April
                                                          18, 1974. She leaves to cherish her memory the joy
                                                                                                                            Rosewood Estates
   GRANBY - Robert D. Hahn, 90, of Granby,                                                                                  Scibelli’s Mobil Station
                                                          of her life, her daughter Kayla; parents Dick and                 Shell Station
beloved husband of Shirley (Anderson) Hahn, passed        Donna Carbonneau; sister Michelle; brother Rich;                  Southwick Senior Center
away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 at Kimberly         niece Jalissa; nephew Seth; and numerous family and               Southwick Town Hall
Hall Nursing Home. Born in LaPorte, Ind. to the           friends. Dawn will live in our hearts forever. Services           Summer House
late George and Ellen (Clements) Hahn, he was a           were held at Southwick Forastiere Funeral home                    Point Grove Road –
Granby resident for almost 60 years. Robert served        Burial was in New Cemetery, Southwick. Memorial
his country proudly with the U.S. Navy during WWII                                                                          Oak & Keg Package Store
                                                          contributions may be made in Dawn’s name to the                   Jimmy's Pizza
and was a longtime member of South Congregational         Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, P.O. Box                     Louie B's Restaurant
Church in Granby. He was a member of the Masonic          6307, Springfield, MA 01101.                                      Salmon Brook Restaurant
fraternity for over 60 years, and was a past master
                                                                                                                            Powder Mill Road –
and secretary of the former St. Marks Lodge #91,
and a member at Masonic Valley Lodge #36. Robert          elaine Perleoni, 79                                               Woodland Elementary School
                                                                                                                            Powder Mill Middle School
was intensely curious and loved learning new things,         SUFFIELD - Elaine (Doherty) Perleoni, 79, passed
often disassembling and assembling anything he could                                                                        Feeding Hills Road –
                                                          away Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 at her Suffield home                 Calabrese Farms
find to see how it worked. He was a model railroad        surrounded by her family after a year-long battle
enthusiast and enjoyed visiting antique car shows,                                                                          Southwick High School
                                                          with cancer. She was born Oct. 4, 1932 in Needham,                Southwick Library
photography, airplanes, and Dixieland jazz. A lov-        Mass., daughter of Howard and Lillian (Winchell)
ing husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfa-                                                                        Congamond Road –
                                                          Doherty. Elaine grew up in Needham before moving
ther, he will be dearly missed by all. He is survived                                                                       Red Riding Hoods Basket
                                                          to Hartford, where she married Edmund Perleoni,                   Saunder's Package Store
by his devoted wife of nearly 60 years, Shirley, of       her husband of 60 years. They made their home in
Granby; his sons, David Hahn and his wife Heidi, of       Hartford until moving to Windsor Locks where they                 Saw Mill Park –
Havelock, N.C., and Ronald Hahn and his wife Sheila,      raised their five children. Elaine was a marvelous cook           The American Inn
of Dublin, Ireland; his daughter, Margaret Lacey          and nothing pleased her more than to make lunch or             n Suffield
and her husband Stephen, of Windsor; his grand-           dinner for a house full of family and neighborhood                Mapleton Avenue –
children, April, Sarah, Megan, Tina, and Caoimhe;         friends; there was always an extra seat at the table if           Suffield Cordial Shop
and his great-grandchildren, Jordynn and Kaitlin.         needed. Elaine and Ed later moved to Suffield where               Sam's Convenience
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister,    she continued to cook for every holiday, making food              Mountain Road –
Grace Woods. A funeral service was held at South          for the entire family and for any extra guests that               1st National Bank of Suffield
Congregational Church, Granby with burial in Oak          might visit. Her energy and exuberance were amaz-                 Food Bag/Citgo
Hill Cemetery, Southington. Hayes Huling & Carmon         ing. She loved to decorate their home for the all the             CVS Pharmacy
Funeral Home, Granby had care of arrangements.            holidays, but she especially loved Christmas when                 Rockville Bank
Memorial donations in Robert’s name may be made           she would turn the entire house into a winter wonder-             Suffield Hardware
to South Congregational Church, 242 Salmon Brook          land. She truly enjoyed the family vacations to Old               Suffield Medical Center
St., Granby, CT 06035 or Masonic Building Fund,           Orchard Beach, Chalker Beach and Hawk’s Nest.                     Suffield Middle School
Valley Lodge #36, 991 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, CT         Elaine worked at Northern Connecticut National                    Suffield Police Department
06070.                                                    Bank in Windsor Locks for several years, and later for            Suffield Post Office
                                                          Combustion Engineering, where she retired. Elaine                 Suffield Spirit Shop
robert l. lengyel, 74                                     was always the consummate mother and grandmother,
                                                          never wavering from her sense of right and wrong; her
                                                                                                                            Suffield Town Hall
                                                                                                                            West Suffield Mini Mart/Café
  SUFFIELD - Robert Louis Lengyel, 74, of Suffield,       devotion to family and her balanced leadership will be            North Main Street –
passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 at          greatly missed. Along with her husband, she leaves                Kent Memorial Library
Hartford Hospital with his family by his side. Bob        her children, Deborah Marotta of Suffield, Raymond
was a loving husband, best friend, and companion to                                                                         Bridge Street –
                                                          Perleoni and his wife Kathryn of Suffield, Cynthia                First National Bank of Suffield
his wife, Sally for 43 years. He was a devoted father     Gomes of Windsor Locks, Gloria Breton and her hus-
to his daughter, Tracey and his son, Robert and loved                                                                       Park Place Senior Center
                                                          band Jeff of Windsor Locks and Claudia Kennedy of                 Lily's Bed & Breakfast
to boast about their accomplishments. He was also         Suffield. She also leaves her sister, Gloria Mann and
most loving and affectionate with his three beautiful                                                                       Suffield Village Shops –
                                                          her husband Harold of Enfield; her brothers-in-law,               Highland Park Market
granddaughters, Kylie, Tamryn and Kayla, the apples       Harry Botticello of West Hartford, Louis Perleoni and
of his eye. He had some of his happiest times when                                                                          Suffield Senior Center
                                                          his wife Betty Ann of East Hartford and Raymond                   Tosca Restaurant
he was able to care for Kylie and Tamryn. Bob was         Perleoni and his wife Flora of West Hartford; and
born Oct. 14, 1937 in Waterbury and was one of six                                                                       n West Suffield
                                                          her nine grandchildren, Francis, Felicia, Anthony,
children of Louis and Louise Lengyel being raised in      Nicholas, Lauren, Jeremy, Michelle, Jonathan and                  Babbs Road –
Naugatuck. During high school and college, Bob was        Julia; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and            Sam’s Convenience
an outstanding athlete in golf, diving, and trampoline,   nephews, including two special nieces, Darlene and                R&J's Bakery
earning himself many awards and scholarships. After       Lisa. The family would like to thank the oncology                 lakeside Liquors
high school, Bob entered the United States Air Force      nurses at St. Francis Hospital and the Hospice nurses             Sheldon Street –
and was stationed in Europe for four years. He then       and staff that took care of Elaine during her final               Suffield High School
entered Southern Connecticut State College to earn a      weeks at home. The Windsor Locks Funeral Home                  n Westfield
B.S. in PE. He later went on to complete his Masters      was in charge of arrangements. A Mass of Christian                Southwick Road –
degree and 6th level while raising his family. Bob        Burial was held at Sacred Heart Church, Suffield                  Zuber's
taught in the Enfield Public School system for 34 years   with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Windsor Locks.           n Agawam
before retiring in 2000. During his teaching career,      Donations may be made to the American Cancer
Bob coached many sports, including track, football,                                                                         Suffield Street
                                                          Society or to Connecticut Hospice.                                Getty Station
swimming and diving, and golf. His true passion was
coaching golf with over 40 years to Enfield golf and                                                                     n Granville
winning at least three league titles. He never missed                                                                       Granby Road –
the opportunity to give anyone a “quick tip” and loved      HOW TO SUBMiT LeGAL nOTiCeS                                     Granville Country Store
passing on life’s lessons to the thousands of athletes                                                                      Gran-Val Scoop
                                                              All legal notices to be published in the
and students whom he coached and taught. He was             Southwick Suffield News should be sent directly to              Main Road –
also inducted into both the Naugatuck Athletic Hall of      klanier@turley.com. Karen Lanier processes all                  Granville Library
Fame and the Enfield Athletic Hall of Fame. He also         legals for this newspaper and can answer all of              n Granby
competed in many amateur golf tournaments, winning          your questions regarding these notices. Please                  Salmon Brook Road –
the CSGA Super Senior Open at one time. In his lei-         indicate the newspapers and publication date(s)                 Freedom Candle
                                                            for the notice(s) in the subject line of your email.
sure time, Bob was happiest playing golf, taking many       For questions regarding coverage area, proce-                   Toni Ann’s Breakfast
vacations with this wife, and spending time helping         dures or cost, please call Karen directly at 413-               Mo Jo’s
to raise his family. He spent many good times with          283-8393 x271.                                                  Granby Package Store
his in-laws, Jean and Charlie Torre, until they passed                                                                      Bank Street –
                                                              Turley Publications, Inc. publishes 15 weekly news-           Geissler's Supermarket
away several years ago. He also looked forward to           papers throughout Western Massachusetts. Visit www.
his weekly outings to play cards, his golf leagues, and     turley.com for more information.
shooting pool with the guys. Besides his wife Sally, he

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                                                                              carriages, surreys, wagons, dr’s
AVIATION                                                                                                             Lic. #100821 MA Reg. #156758
MAINTENANCE/AVIONICS.
                                        CHAIR SEAT WEAVING &
                                        refinishing - cane, fiber rush &
                                                                              buggies,     driveable    or
                                                                              ornaments. Reasonable prices.
                                                                                                             lawn
                                                                                                                     CT Lic. #0620422                               Town of Williamsburg
GRADUATE in 15 months. FAA
approved; financial aid if qualified.
                                        splint - Classroom instructor, 20 +   Quality      workmanship.       Call
                                                                                                                     DRS     PAINTING      &  HOME
                                                                                                                                                             Part-time Position – Assessors Clerk
                                        years experience. Call Walt at        (413)213-0373 for estimate and
Job placement assistance. Call                                                                                       IMPROVEMENTS One call does it
                                        (413)267-9680 for estimate.           information.
National Aviation Academy today!                                                                                     all. Free estimates. Best price       The Town of Williamsburg is seeking applicants to fill the part-
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                                        CHIMNEY               SERVICES:                  Demers & Sons
                                                                                                                     (413)218-9042      or e-mail us
EARN EXTRA INCOME from                  CLEANINGS, caps, dampers,                     401 Mill Valley Road                                                 Board of Assessor’s Office. Skilled administrative and customer
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home. Healthy, natural products         repairs including masonry and                Rte. 181 (across from                                                   service work assisting the Board of Assessors to discharge the
for your home and family at a           liners. The best for less!!!                Mill Valley Golf Course)                                               duties of the office. Proficiency in MS Office and DOR CAMA
20%- 40% savings.      H & M            Worcester to Pittsfield. 508-245-                 Belchertown                                                      software is preferred. Pay rate is $14.00/hour. Job description is
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MIELE HEPA VACUUM cleaners.                                                        Child Services
Bags and accessories for Miele          DRYWALL        AND    CEILINGS,                                                                                    Candidates should submit an employment application found at
                                        plaster repair. Drywall hanging.      *NEW STATE LAW. Anyone
and most other brands of vacuum                                                                                                                           www.burgy.org <http://www.burgy.org> and resume to the Board
                                        Taping & complete finishing. All      advertising caring of children must
cleaners. Air purifiers. (413)238-                                                                                                                         of Assessors 141 Main Street, PO Box 447, Haydenville, MA,
                                        ceiling textures. Fully insured.      list a license number to do so if
5966.                                                                                                                                                              01039. Position will remain open until filled.
                                        Jason at Great Walls.                 they offer this service in their own
PROMOTE YOUR PRODUCT,                   (413)563-0487                         home.
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HOME and Fuller Brush products.                                                        PT RESIDENTIAL STAFF OPPORTUNITIES –                                distribute our weekly papers. Some routes
                                                                                            Enthusiastic staff with FA, CPR, MAP:
See what’s new for the home,
                                                                                       Weekday/Weekend shifts; Awake/Asleep overnights.
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health and beauty, and a clean
environment.    Call   for free                                                            Letter and Resume to CHD/Meadows Homes                          the collection of weekly money. Applicants
catalogs.   (413)238-5966  Ask
about fundraisers.
                                                                                            246 Park St, West Springfield, MA 01089                        must have a current Massachusetts License
                                                                                                                                                           and a copy of their recent driver history.
                                                                                                                                                           Applicant must also have a flexible sched-
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                                                                                                                                                           lowing areas: Ludlow, Agawam, Granby,
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                                                                                  Call Visiting Angels                                                          any advertising for real estate that is in
                                                                                     (413)568-7960                                                              violation of the law. Our readers are hereby   CASH FOR CARS: Any           make,
                                                                                                                                                                informed that all dwellings advertising in
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                                                                                                                                                                                                               model or year. We pay
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Running or not. Sell your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             more!
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                                                                              FACILITY OPERATOR,                                                                area, call HUD at 617-565-5308. The toll       DONATE YOUR CAR for cash on
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     • Dependable Level of Maturity                                                                                   Fair Housing Act, which makes it
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                                                                                                                                                   Around the Region
                                                                                                                                     American Cancer Society
                                                                                                                                     seeks teams and volunteers
                                                                                                                                        AGAWAM - The American Cancer Society is seeking vol-
                                                                                                                                     unteers and teams for the first Relay For Life® of Agawam.
                                                                                                                                     Organizers are looking to engage volunteers in recruiting and
                                                                                                                                     assembling teams, seeking community support, coordinating
                                                                                                                                     logistics, securing donated refreshments and prizes, planning
                                                                                                                                     entertainment and lending their support in any way.
                                                                                                                                        An interest meeting will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 5 to
                                                                                                                                     7 p.m. at the Agawam Public Library, 750 Cooper St. in the
                                                                                                                                     Pierce Rm. Drop in whenever is most convenient. Snacks will
                                                                                                                                     be served.
                                                                                                                                        The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-chang-
                                                                                                                                     ing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a
                                                                                                                                     chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer,
                                                                                                                                     remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.
                                                                                                                                        At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local school, park,
                                                                                                                                     or fairground and take turns walking or running around a
                                                                                                Turley PublicaTions courTesy PhoTo   track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on
(l to r) Past Somers Women’s Club President Linda Louise LaCasse, AARP Chapter 306 President evie                                   the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never
Wheat, Becky Schaefer from Awards & More, AARP member Sophie Krzys and Asnuntuck Community College                                   sleeps, Relays are overnight events. The event brings together
Professor Jim Wilkinson were all on hand for a recent AARP meeting at the enfield Senior Center which                                friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based
featured Wilkinson speaking to the group about Asnuntuck Community College’s commitment to veterans.                                 groups . . . people from all walks of life – all aimed at further-
                                                                                                                                     ing the American Cancer Society’s efforts to create a world
                                                                                                                                     with more birthdays and less cancer by helping people stay
ACC veterans’ presentation held for AARP Chapter 3062                                                                                well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fight-
                                                                                                                                     ing back.
  ENFIELD, CT - Asnuntuck Community                        Women’s Clubs’ (GFWC) Remembrance Tree,                                      Relay For Life began in 1985, when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a
College (ACC) Business Professor Jim                       which began its tour of Conn. community colleges                          colorectal surgeon, took the first step of his 24-hour walk
Wilkinson was a featured speaker during AARP               at Asnuntuck was also at the center that day. The                         around a track in Tacoma, Wash., and raised $27,000 to sup-
Chapter 3062’s recent meeting at the Enfield               GFWC was an integral part of the opening of                               port the American Cancer Society. In 2011, more than 3.5 mil-
Senior Center. Wilkinson, a veteran and fac-               ACC’s Veterans OASIS Center. Awards & More                                lion people in 5,000 communities in the United States, along
ulty advisor for ACC’s Student Veteran Society,            was on hand for those wishing to purchase dog                             with additional communities in 20 other countries, will gather
shared information about the college’s Veterans            tags for the tree in honor or in memory of loved                          to take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed
OASIS Center and services available to veterans            ones who have served in the military. Proceeds                            funds and awareness to save lives from cancer.
and their family’s at the college. The college has         from the sales will be donated to a military                                 If you would like to volunteer on the Relay For Life commit-
been once again named as a Military Friendly               charity. Local veteran Ernie Maynard also had a                           tee or serve as a team captain, please contact Helen van Riel at
School by G.I. Jobs. The General Federation of             memorial table for veterans’ families there as well.                      413-493-2152, or visit RelayForLife.org.




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