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             BROOKFIELD                                                                                              WARREN                             Calendar                                8      Sports                            B14
                                                        NORTH BROOKFIELD                                                                                Editorial/Opinion                       4      Obituaries                      B17/18
        StoryWalk explores                             Health Fair provides critical                       Matys makes a sweet
                                                                                                                                                        Business                               10      Police Logs                       B18
     town’s unique crevices, p3                        information to seniors, p7                       donation to Abby’s House, p9
                                                                                                                                                        Education                              11      Classifieds                     B19/22

Volume 5, Number 36 – 24 Pages                                                                                                                                                                                Thursday, April 26, 2012




   New Wildlife Management Area established
Public tour set for this Saturday                                                                   the East Quabbin Land Trust
                                                                                                    (EQLT). Viewers can see the land
                                                                                                                                                      recreation.
                                                                                                                                                          A guided tour of the parcel is
                                                                                                                                                                                                     partment of Fish and Game. For
                                                                                                                                                                                                     more information, contact Cyn-
                                                                                                    by driving along Wickaboag Val-                   scheduled for Saturday, April 28               thia Henshaw at chenshaw@eqlt.
  – WEST BROOKFIELD -                             ing, but it wasn’t always such a                  ley Road between Shea and Tyler                   beginning at 1 p.m. EQLT is ex-                org or 413-477-8229.
                                                  bright picture.                                   roads. The land will be managed                   tending an invitation to the pub-                 EQLT became aware of the
             By Tim Kane                             Part of the McRevey Family                     by the Division of Fisheries and                  lic to bring family, neighbors and             land after detailed discussions
              Staff Writer                        Trust holdings, the property en-                  Wildlife and will provide a re-                   friends to visit the newest conser-            with town officials, who were
                                                  compasses land along Mill Brook                   source for people to enjoy hunt-                  vation area in West Brookfield.                 concerned about future develop-
T  he 320-acre West Brookfield
   Wildlife Management Area is
now ready for an official unveil-
                                                  and Whortleberry Hill whose
                                                  conservation was facilitated by
                                                                                                    ing, fishing, bird watching, hiking,
                                                                                                    and other non-motorized outdoor
                                                                                                                                                      The walk will be lead by repre-
                                                                                                                                                      sentatives of the EQLT and De-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     ment and what that would mean
                                                                                                                                                                                                          See McREVEY I PAGE 6




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                                                                                                    TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTO BY JENNIFER GRYBOWSKI

(l to r) Sturbridge Colonial Militia members welcome Alex Culpepper (second from left) and Benjamin Smith (third from left).                                                   FISHING FOR FUN
A four-gun salute for Brookfield
                                                  to Dorchester Heights in Mas-                      stumbled over a reference to the
Walkers trace region’s                            sachusetts. They walked right                      New York’s and Massachusetts’
immense history                                   into Brookfield April 18 to stop
                                                  and have their picture taken by
                                                                                                     installation of commemorative
                                                                                                     markers in the 1920s that traced
         -BROOKFIELD-                             the Knox Trail commemorative                       the so-called “Knox Trail.”
                                                  marker on the corners of Routes                       “I didn’t know about the mark-
      By Jennifer Grybowski                       9 and 148.                                         ers,” Smith said. “Then I real-
      Turley Publications Reporter                    “We think the markers are                      ized that a lot of people outside
                                                  important,” Smith said. “We                        New York and Massachusetts,
                                                  want more people to know about                     and even people who live with
F   or history buffs Benjamin
    Smith and Alex Culpepper,
nothing quite compares to walk-
                                                  them.”
                                                      Smith is the managing edi-
                                                                                                     markers in their own backyards,
                                                                                                     haven’t heard about the markers.
ing in the footsteps of their fore-               tor for Patriots of the American                   So I thought it would be fun to
fathers. They proved just how far                 Revolution Magazine and Cul-                       walk along the route and find all
                                                  pepper is a copy editor there; both                the markers, write about it and                                                             TURLEY PUBLICATIONS COURTESY PHOTO BY GINNY GRENIER
they would go to actually walk in
those footsteps when they decid-                  of them are from Ohio. Smith                       raise awareness about them.”                         NORTH BROOKFIELD – These four boys decided to go fishing at Lake Lashaway last week
ed to walk the Knox Trail, from                   said he was fact-checking an ar-                      But Smith also saw another                        during school vacation. Jamison Howland of New Braintree (second from right) was visiting
                                                  ticle about Henry Knox when he                                                                          his grandparents and spent the afternoon with his friends. One boy caught a large mouth
Fort Ticonderoga in New York                                                                             See WALKERS I PAGE 6                             bass. Note the mirror image of the boys in the water.




On each page, an opportunity                                                                              Chamber directory boasts businesses galore
             – REGION –                           and published by Turley Publi-                    on the front page. But all the in-                said the organization changed the              lan, the alphabetical or categorical
                                                  cations – inside this week’s issue                formation throughout points to                    name to the 2012 “Yellow Pages”                businesses listings from barbers to
        By Douglas Farmer                         – looks a little different this year,             the same fact – there is plenty of                to more accurately reflect the con-             orchards, or the sponsored maps
            Staff Writer                          with both a clean listing of busi-                business to be had in Western                     tent therein. But whether it’s the             of each town the QHCC cov-
                                                  nesses by category and the place-                 Massachusetts, and particularly                   many advertisements throughout,                ers (which Weake said is among
T  he business directory pro-
   duced by the Quaboag Hills
Chamber of Commerce (QHCC)
                                                  ment of photographs of Koran’s
                                                  Farm and Gift Shop in Monson
                                                                                                    the Quaboag region.
                                                                                                       QHCC President Lenny Weake
                                                                                                                                                      the encouraging statement by
                                                                                                                                                      board Chairwoman Carolyn Szar-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     the most popular features of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                          See CHAMBER I PAGE 6
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                                                                                                              Brookfield Selectmen Notebook
 Where is it?                                                                                                            -BROOKFIELD-                       the property. The town has been hesitant
                                                                                                                                                            to take the property until it knew what it
 “Do you know where this photo is?”                                                                                   By Jennifer Grybowski                 would cost to clean it up. The hope is that
                                                                                                                      Turley Publications Reporter          the remediation costs will be covered by a
                                                                                                                                                            state Brownfields grant. If the town takes
                                                                                                              Finney finagling                              the property, the intent would be to apply
                                                                                                                                                            for funding to clean it up and to then be
                                                                                                                 Selectmen reported that they received      able to sell a buildable lot for retail use, to
                                                                                                              the requested cost estimate for the clean-    get it back on the tax rolls.
                                                                                                              up of the G.L. Finney property on Route          Fuss & O’Neill has said they will help
                                                                                                              9 of upwards of $277,900.                     submit a grant proposal to the state for
                                                                                                                 Environmental testing has shown that       clean-up at no cost to the town.
                                                                                                              the soil and groundwater are contami-
                                                                  TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTO BY TIM KANE
                                                                                                              nated due to a fuel spill years ago; the      Plunging premiums
                                                                                                              contamination is the kind that results in
      ach week, a photograph of an object, landmark
  E   or other well-known local item (taken at close
  range) will run in the newspaper. Readers are invited
                                                                                                              air contamination as well.
                                                                                                                 The estimate shows that uncertainties
                                                                                                                                                               Treasurer and Insurance Advisory
                                                                                                                                                            Committee member Sheila Frangiamore
  to submit their answers to Tim Kane at telephone                                                            exist about the contamination of subsur-      reported to the board that the committee
  (413) 967-3505 or e-mail tkane@turley.com. All                                                              face waters. The cost will be greatest with   has looked at ways to cut costs in a time
  entries must include the respondent’s answer,                                                               respect to the design and implementation      when insurance costs are rapidly increas-
  his or her name, address and phone number. Re-                                                              of groundwater treatment program and          ing.
  member, be as specific as possible! If it is a photo                                                        vapor mitigation program.                        She said the board was able to come up
  of a building, entries must include the name and                                                               The $277,900 estimate includes re-
  location of the building. If it is a close-up of a sign,
                                                                                                                                                            with an $8,000 savings, from the $324,963
                                                                                                              moval of existing garage and disposal of      originally budget to the $316,951 line
  respondents must indicate where the sign is located
  and how it is used. Of course, if it is a photo of a                                                        any hazardous materials from garage on        item they are now requesting. Last year’s
  random object, like an American flag, no additional                                                         the surface, including possibly lead and      budget was $400,008, so this year’s bud-
  information is necessary.                                                                                   asbestos. They estimate the total clean-up    get yields a savings of $83,000.
       The name of the person who provides the correct                                                        costs could soar to $420,000, depending          Frangiamore said that although there
  answer first will be featured in the newspaper.                                                             on what exactly is found on the property      were increases in insurance costs, there
       In order to qualify for the weekly “Where Is It?”     TURLEY PUBLICATIONS STAFF PHOTO BY TIM KANE
                                                                                                              and how it is to be remediated.               were decreases in insurance expenses
  contest, entries must be received by the end of the                                                            The property currently has a $177,000
  day on the Monday after publication. The winner’s
                                                             Last week’s mystery photo depicted the                                                         due to a change in Medicare benefits,
                                                             side of the sign at the entrance to Rock         lien on it by the Department of Environ-      new enrollees and those transferring over
  name, along with the correct answer, will be               House in West Brookfield. No one answered
  published in the next edition.                             correctly.                                       mental Protection (DEP) and there is a
                                                                                                              significant amount of back taxes owed on            See BROOKFIELD I PAGE 9


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StoryWalk explores town’s unique crevices                                                                                                                                 North Brookfield
                                                                                                                                                                          Selectmen’s Notebook
                  - BROOKFIELD -
                                                                                                                                                                                               -NORTH BROOKFIELD-
                By Jennifer Grybowski
                Turley Publications Reporter                                                                                                                              2011 Annual Town Report
                                                                                                                                                                          dedicated to John Ingemi Sr.

P
       eople don’t usually read while they walk, but
       families did just that last week when they par-                                                                                                                       A well-known figure in town, John Ingemi Sr.,
       ticipated in a “StoryWalk” activity at the Merrick                                                                                                                 was the recipient of the dedication for the 2011 An-
Public Library during school vacation week last week.                                                                                                                     nual Town Report. John was born in the house he
   The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Fer-                                                                                                                        grew up in, 19 Grove St., and graduated from North
guson of Montpelier, Vt. and developed in collaboration                                                                                                                   Brookfield High School in 1946. He served as a Ser-
with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and                                                                                                                       geant First Class in the Korean War and spent some
the Kellogg Hubbard Library. Locally, the event was                                                                                                                       time serving as a VFW Quartermaster. John has
a pilot program for Union 61 Coordinated Family &                                                                                                                         strong ties to North Brookfield in both personal and
Community Engagement (CFCE) Program.                                                                                                                                      business aspects. As a life-long resident, he spent 30
   “We wanted to provide families with an activity that                                                                                                                   years organizing the Memorial Day Parade. Addi-
was free, promoted reading and got families moving                                                                                                                        tionally, John ran the family business, John’s Barber
within their community,” Union 61 CFCE Grant Coor-                                                                                                                        Shop, for many years after its inception by his father
dinator Patti Sinko said.                                                                                                                                                 Antonio in 1928. When the shop first opened, it also
   For the walk, families went to the Merrick Public                                                                                                                      housed a pool hall and bowling lanes, although those
Library to pick up a story map and a stamper. The first        Pages of the book at the Town Hall.                                                                         eventually were closed due to economic reasons. In
few pages of the story, “Adventures of an Aluminum                                                                                                                        more recent years, he has passed on the business to
Can,” were available at the library, and after those pag-                                                                                                                 Tom Milligan. John and his wife Theresa (nee Fol-
es were read, families could stamp that spot off of their        “We really think it’s a great vehicle to get everyone                                                    ey) began their marriage on the Fourth of July in
map. Families then were directed to the town common           together to do something free and fun,” Sinko said. “It is                                                  1962, and have five children and 16 grandchildren.
gazebo to get the next few pages, then to the Tip Top         that quality time where you aren’t attached to electron-                                                    The Board of Selectmen was pleased and honored to
Country Store (where they received a bookmark after           ics, really those free moments, that are very beneficial to                                                  present John Ingemi Sr. with a copy of this report,
reading the pages), then to the town hall and then head-      family bonding. And in today’s economy, and in our lives                                                    complete with dedication inside the front cover.
ed back to the library where they read the final pages         that are so busy these days, this is a wonderful resource
and received their very own book.                             for families that they can get out to do in an hour.”                                                       May 4 STM brings forth warrant
   Sinko said she learned about the StoryWalk through            More StoryWalks are scheduled for the upcoming                                                           on Bay Path borrowing authorization
a regional community meeting where grant leaders share        months, including a PondWalk at Elm Hill farm.
                                                                 Information on StoryWalk can also be found at www.                                                          The North Brookfield Elementary School audito-
best practices. Sinko said early literacy is the main focus                                                                                                               rium will host the May 4 special town meeting, oc-
of the grant this year, so this program fit in perfectly.      vtbikeped.org.
                                                                                                                                                                                       See NORTH BROOKFIELD I PAGE 9




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                                                                   - opinion -
editorial

The life they gave
P
        lease mark your calendars now. Memorial Day
        has been with us for a long time. Called “Deco-
        ration Day” until after WWII, it originated in
Waterloo New York, where the first Memorial Day
parade was held on May 5, 1868. Later the date was
changed to May 30, and still later to the last Monday
in May. This year, by coincidence, it falls on May 30.
    Memorial Day was originally created shortly after
the Civil War to honor the Union dead, but by 1870
included Confederate soldiers as well. After World
War I, it was expanded to honor the fallen of all wars,
and, unfortunately, we’ve had quite a few since then.
Too many young men and women have gone off to
war never to return, and it’s no exaggeration to say
we owe them everything we have.
    Memorial Day may qualify as our favorite holiday
here at this newspaper - although we don’t get to take
it off. We’ve covered the parades and ceremonies for
many years, decades, in fact, and never tire of see-
ing the color guard, our fire and police departments,
veterans, COAs and other community groups march-
ing together or riding the floats built in back yards
and garages as the trundle along town streets. We’ve
watched from the curb as many such parades have
passed the old houses lining the streets, giving us a
sense of the past, of history. Youngsters left those
homes to fight in distant places like France, the Is-
lands of the Pacific, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Af-             Letters to the Editor                                                                              SEE MORE LETTERS ON PAGE 5
ghanistan—to name a few. The parades often end at
cemeteries, where old timers recognize the names on
the stones—and even younger generations, because              Corporations are contributing way too much to politicians
in many cases these were their grandfathers, great               TO THE EDITOR:                                              Council http://www.asbcouncil.org/campaigns/citizens-
grandfathers, and other ancestors and relatives. The                                                                         united; Main Street Alliance http://mainstreetalliance.
living, too, recognize one another, and the day is a fine          We wish to announce our initiative on warrant for          org/issues/money-in-politics; Small Business Majority
example of something many people across America               the May 8 Warren town meeting. This initiative will ask        http://www.smallbusinessmajority.org/small-business-
long for and believe to be disappearing: a sense of           Warren residents to support an amendment to the U.S.           research/money-in-politics/index.php
community. In our experience, that isn’t true around          Constitution that will reverse the controversial and no-
here; a sense of community is what small towns are            torious Supreme Court decision of Citizens United vs                               Warren for Democracy for the People
all about.                                                    Federal Election Commission (January 2010). This is                                                      Phil Milgrom
    After the ceremonies there comes a lull, perhaps a        the decision that basically opened the floodgates allow-                                                        Warren
period of transition from the solemnity and high pur-         ing corporate money to inundate our political system
pose of the day’s significance to ordinary life. It seems      and to drown out the voices of ordinary citizens. The
to us that Memorial Day is usually sunny, warm, and           Supreme Court ruling, contrary to longstanding prec-
a grand example of New England at its best (may that          edents, gave corporations (foreign as well as American)                                                OPINION PAGE/
hold true for Monday). It is, of course, the first holiday     a First Amendment right to spend unlimited amounts               THE QUABOAG CURRENT
of the summer vacation season as Labor Day is the                                                                                                                    LETTERS
last, and families often adjourn from the ceremonies
                                                              of money to promote or defeat political candidates. The
                                                              decision overturned a century of campaign finance law           AWARD                                   POLICY
to back yards flipping burgers on a grill and catching
up with relatives seen only on such rare occasions.
                                                              and threatens to ruin our cherished democracy.
                                                                  In specific, our initiative asks Warren residents to call
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                                                                                                                                                                     L
Some who style themselves more patriotic than thou            upon the United States Congress to pass the amendment             & Press Association                         etters to the
decry this trivialization of a day set aside for the fallen   and send it to the states for ratification. Similar resolu-            2012 Better                             editor should
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Letters to the Editor
Homelessness could be you or me
   TO THE EDITOR:                                    The only work found was that of being a
                                                     janitor. “Nobody wants you, Bob.” I per-
   In response to your editorial on home-            severed and ended up in St. Albans , Ver-
lessness: in the immediate region I sub-             mont. I found more janitorial work until I
mit there remains a “social imbalance”               was stricken with my blood disease. This
between the haves and the have nots.                 was nearly 10 years ago. I lived in the Sa-
Just look around.                                    maritan House, St. Albans, then found a
                                                     room in Fairfield.
    There’s a need for human dignity                     My story is just one. I am sure there
amongst local residents. It is not just              are many. As I see it today, in retirement,
about moderate rents, food stamps and                my life is good...in fact my life is great.
fuel assistance. It’s about caring.                  Yet, I am reminded of the homeless I see
    The Late Ronnie Stackow once said                in Boston all the time. Don’t think home-
to me, “They consider me homeless.” My               lessness doesn’t exist in the Brookfields.
loving mother, Rita, retorted “As long               Further, don’t think homeless types are
as he has his mother he’s not homeless.”             mentally deranged they are not in most
Later on, I found my feet in Stackow’s               cases. The homeless need our help!                Saint Joseph School, North Brookfield, 1953 – Sister Mary Lucina S.S.J.
shoes: homeless.                                         There are able-bodied citizens who
    For some homelessness comes with                 have the means and can make the differ-           Rear L to R: John Hirbour, Natalee Gaudette, Rich-    Middle L to R: Pat St. Martin, Lucy St. Jacques, Linda
the convergence of unemployment, ill                 ence in being generous. Such is the case          ard Gagnon (RIP), Carole Delude, Henry Wojnas,        Cluett, Dorothy Klimavich, Roberta Barrett, Christy
                                                                                                       Carole Charron (RIP), Sister Lucina (RIP), Joseph     Ann Rodzik, June Messier (RIP), Joan Dansereau
health and no money or just being down               of the J. Irving and Jane England Trust           Przypeck, Karen King, Bryant Chisholm, Janet Gad-     Front L to R: Roderick Wilbur (RIP), Henry Bartolo,
on one’s luck. It can happen to anyone.              here in West Brookfield. I say “why not            bois, John Chartier, Peggy St. Jacques                John LaVallee, Francis Latwis, Eugene Bouchard,
Unfortunately, attitudes thwart the truth            earmark a meaningful legacy to help                                                                     Robert L. Potvin, Andre Foucault (RIP)
in the matter. When you are down most of             solve the local homeless problem.” Un-
the times you are be alone. Who cares?               til attitudes change, some folks emain
    As Vietnam Veterans, Stackow and I               out on the streets... and who knows... it
resided in Boston at the New England                 might just be you or me.
Shelter for Veterans. I was there 16
months. I had good food and ample shel-                                   ROBERT L. POTVIN
ter and most of all I retained my dignity.                                    West Brookfield


Thanks for your votes
   TO THE EDITOR:                                    know that so many of my fellow citizens
                                                     honored me with their vote. I am forev-
   I want to thank you so much for voting
in the recent Sturbridge Town Elections.
                                                     er grateful to all of you. So while I wish
                                                     there were more words to adequately ex-
                                                                                                      Rabies and Heartworm Clinic set for April 28
Over 1,400 citizens braved the wind and              press my appreciation, I again simply say           EAST BROOKFIELD — Second                              Dogs must be on leash and cats must
chill to get out and exercise their demo-            Thank You for your support in my effort.         Chance will be holding a rabies and                      be in carriers. If your pet is eligible for
cratic right to vote. I especially want to                                                            heartworm testing clinic on Saturday,                    a three-year vaccination, please bring
thank the more than 500 people who cast                               Jennifer Harwich-Vaughan        April 28 at its Wellness Center at 372                   prior vaccination information.
their vote for me. It is so rewarding to                                             Sturbridge       North Main St. in North Brookfield                           The town of North Brookfield town
                                                                                                      from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost is $12 per                   clerk will also be on site to license dogs
                                                                                                      vaccination and $25 for the HW test.                     from North Brookfield.

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     WALKERS I FROM PAGE 1                           tive Assistant Donna Neylon. Couture
                                                     shared some of Brookfield’s history with
opportunity: He thought the walk could               the duo. The walkers also stopped by the
serve as a way to help the American Rev-             Merrick Public Library during their visit
olution Association raise needed money               that evening and learned more about lo-
for history-based museums and parks                  cal history.
with connections to Henry Knox and the                   “Brookfield has a pretty intense his-
Knox Trail. A fund was set up and people             tory,” he said. “The town was extremely
began sponsoring Smith and Culpepper                 active in the revolution.”
on their walk. All donations benefit Fort                 Militia members then gave Culpepper
Ticonderoga, The New York State Mili-                and Smith a four-gun salute.
tary Museum, Boston National Historic                    “We’ve had some kind of reception at
Park and the General Henry Knox Mu-                  each marker since Kinderhook but this
seum in Maine.                                       is the first time we’ve had a gun salute,”
   So Smith and Culpepper set out from               Culpepper said.
Fort Ticonderoga April 6 and marched                     Culpepper and Smith said the jour-
south along Lake George and the Hud-                 ney has been an interesting one, and
son River to Kinderhook, N.Y, where                  they posted about it on Facebook as they
they turned east into Massachusetts,                 walked.
aiming to reach Dorchester Heights in                    “We always find a place to stay and
Boston National Historical Park.                     we always find interesting places to eat
   They marched into Brookfield April                 or get a drink,” Culpepper said.
18, from Foster’s Hill in West Brookfield                 They camped their first night, at Fort                                                                             TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTO BY JENNIFER GRYBOWSKI
and down Route 9, escorted by mem-                   Ticonderoga, and they camped at Otis           The Sturbridge Colonial Militia give the walkers a four-gun salute.
bers of the Sturbridge Colonial Militia,             State Forest on the only night it rained.
including Stan Parzych, Danny Dono,                  They have also stayed in a real estate of-      but not all of them, and they’ve had some                      For more information about Knox or
Rudy Arn and Dave Stanley. It was day                fice and a marina, and in hotels or motels.      interesting side-trips trying to find them.                  the markers, visit www.nysm.nysed.gov/
13 on their journey.                                 In Brookfield, they stayed at the Brook-            From Brookfield, they headed to                           services/KnoxTrail.
   There to meet them at the marker                  field Inn, which has its own historical          Spencer Thursday morning to find the                            To learn more about the walk, visit
on Route 9 was Historical Commission                 significance. They said most markers are         marker at the intersection of Routes 9                      patriotsar.com or follow them on Face-
Member Ron Couture and Administra-                   well-marked and on well-traveled routes,        and 31.                                                     book.


              CHAMBER I FROM PAGE 1                                 eral years ago, only about 500 were printed in a small- The cover of the 2012 “Yellow Pages” includes both
                                                                    er, glossy, 8 ½-inch x 11-inch format. More recently, graphics reflecting Koran’s Farm, as well as a picture
guide), readers will find that they don’t have to travel             however, it was published on                                                                 of Sam in the greenhouse and their
far at all to find marketers, manufacturers, movers or               broader newsprint pages                                                                      expansive gift shop.
other service providers.                                            and inserted into Turley                                                                         “I haven’t had a chance to look
    The guide covers the chamber communities of                     papers; about 20,000 will                                                                    through a lot of the directory yet,
Belchertown, Brimfield, Brookfield, East Brookfield,                   be distributed altogether                                                                     but I know it’s a valuable resource
Hardwick, Holland, Monson, New Braintree, North                     this year.                                                                                    and the chamber really tries to
Brookfield, Palmer, Spencer, Wales, Ware, Warren and                     “We used to have just                                                                     promote this area very well,” said
West Brookfield, and reflects chamber membership in                   a map of the chamber re-                                                                      Sheila. “We’ve been members for
its listings. It will be distributed in the Turley papers,          gion on the front, but in                                                                      several years and we think the di-
at town halls and libraries, and select high-traffic area            the last few years, we have                                                                    rectory cover looks great.”
businesses.                                                         held a drawing for busi-                                                                            Both Weake and Patty Clark,
    The “Yellow Pages” also includes a QR code on the               nesses that buy an adver-                                                                       QHCC director of member ser-
cover that can be scanned by mobile devices, which will             tisement and pay a nomi-                                                                        vices, said the maps are the most
always provide an updated membership list.                          nal fee for a chance to be                                                                      commonly complimented feature
    “I have to give Aristeo Torres of Post Computer in              on the cover,” he said. “It’s                                                                   of the directory, and the guide
Wilbraham for taking the photographs, especially of                 great exposure, and it really                                                                    provides the added bonus of not
Koran’s, and Mike Lupi of Lupi Illustrations in Spring-             reflects what this guide rep-                                                                     only telling visitors how to get
field for designing the cover,” said Weake. “The key                 resents.”                                                                                        around, but also what local busi-
thing I tell people about this guide is that it spans three             Two years ago, E.B. Flatts                                                                   nesses are available.
counties and two area codes. If you wanted to have                  in East Brookfield graced                                                                             “Sometimes businesses will
your business listed in the phone book outside of your              the cover; last year, it was a                                                                    tell us that people walk in with
community, you’d have to pay extra. The Palmer phone                watercolor provided by the                                                                        the directory in hand, and we
book won’t have businesses from North Brookfield, and                Monson Arts Council titled                                                                         love to hear that,” said Weake.
vice versa.”                                                        “Lizzie’s Return to Center                                                                         “People in town tend to know
    He said when the directory was first published sev-              County” by Geoff Houghton                                                                          what’s here, but this helps us
                                                                    of Broad Brook, Conn. This                                                     PHOTO             reach those that are from out of
                                                                                                                    TURLEY PUBLICATIONS SUBMITTED
                                                                    year, Koran’s Farm and Gift                                                  ness directory,          town.”
                                                                                                              The cover of this year’s QHCC busi s.”
                                                                    Shop of Monson, owned by Sam                       titled the 2012 “Yellow Page                          Those interested in ad-
                                                                    and Sheila Koran, was chosen.                                                                         ditional copies of the “Yel-
                                                                        Sheila Koran explained that her                                                                   low Pages” should contact
                                                                    husband’s family started the business on East Hill Road the Quaboag Hills Chamber of Commerce at 413-283-




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                                                                       McREVEY I FROM PAGE 1                      tionally, this land contains a full 1.3                 application was submitted for a grant
                                                                                                                  miles of the Mill Brook. Conserva-                      to fund 66 percent of the $276,000
                                                                   for additional sedimentation and               tion of the McRevey property will                       conservation rights. But what ap-
                                                                   pollution migrating into Lake Wick-            sustain the coldwater fishery that                       peared like a major accomplishment
                                                                   aboag. In addition, the Old Baypath            hosts a native population of Eastern                    began to show serious signs of trou-
                                    PICK UP THE                    Indian Trail crosses the property              Brook Trout and protect the water                       ble early on when Fern Maskell, one
                                 QUABOAG CURRENT                   using the footprint of the Madden              quality of this primary tributary to                    of three siblings who are trustees of
                                                                   Road extension. The West Brook-                Lake Wickaboag.                                         a family trust that owns the prop-
                                  EVERY THURSDAY                   field Historical Society wants to re-              “Permanent conservation of the                       erty, came into a West Brookfield
                                                                   build this historical trail as it winds        McRevey family property could not                       Board of Selectmen’s meeting and
                 Available at:                                     from New Braintree, south through              have happened without the hard,                         informed the board the grant went
     West Warren – Traska’s Village Market                         West Brookfield to Warren.                      dedicated work of the East Quab-                        in without her approval.
                                                                      Connections were made and con-              bin Land Trust. Their leadership,                           Henshaw said at the time that the
         Outside W. Warren Post Office                             versations began with the Trustees             commitment, and expertise was the                       grant application went out because a
             Warren Senior Center                                  to search for a conservation strategy          difference that made the Common-                        verbal agreement had been reached
                                                                   that meets their financial and land             wealth’s acquisition of this property                   on exactly how much land would be
   Warren – Warren Town Hall • Cash Market                         use goals.                                     possible,” said Brandon Kibbe, the                      conserved and how much would go
          Cakettes Café • Tebo’s • Xtra Mart                          “We are thrilled with this new              state’s Central Region land agent.                      to the trustees.
                                                                   conservation area that protects so                “Of course, no conservation proj-                        The crux of the problem was that
         Town Pizza • Warren Package Store                         many important natural resources               ect would be possible if it weren’t                     Maskell wanted an extra five acres
         Outside Old Town Hall/Police Station                      and is open to public passive rec-             for the landowners who work with                        off of Madden Road to develop a
                                                                   reation,” said Martha Klassanos,               the land trusts and state agencies                      gravel pit. After negotiating, all af-
       Brookfield – Cumberland Farms                               EQLT board president. “It was defi-             to keep their properties open. Our                      fected parties agreed that there
                                                                   nitely worth the time and effort to            agencies’ gratitude extends to the                      would be a 10-acre piece adjacent
   East Brookfield – EB Flatts • Trolley Stop                      put the many pieces of this complex            McRevey family for their commit-                        to Madden Road that the McRevey
     Town Hall • Cumberland Farms • Klem’s                         transaction together.”                         ment to conservation.”                                  Family Trust has temporarily re-
                                                                      The McRevey family property is                                                                      tained to conduct a gravel operation.
        North Brookfield – Hannaford’s                             vast and provides diverse habitats of          A land deal that almost                                 Henshaw said specific best manage-
                                                                   managed hayfields, wet meadows,                                                                         ment practices are being incorporat-
      New Braintree – Reed’s Country Store                         old orchards, mature upland forests,           didn’t happen
                                                                                                                                                                          ed into the agreement to ensure that
                                                                   and brushy field habitats that sup-                                                                     the land is reclaimed such that veg-
   www.quaboagcurrent.com                                          port many wildlife species including              The deal was two years in the
                                                                                                                  making as a method to permanently                       etation can re-grow quickly on the
                                                                   white-tailed deer, turkey, black bear,                                                                 site. The gravel pit area will be in-
   The Quaboag Current is a Turley Publication • www.turley.com    song birds and diverse insects, am-            protect a primary Lake Wickaboag
                                                                                                                  watershed from development. An                          corporated into the West Brookfield
                                                                   phibians and small mammals. Addi-                                                                      WMA within eight years or less.
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                                                                                             Susan Proulx, program
                                                                                             director for the Har-
                                                                                             rington Hospital Wound
                                                                                             Care Center, was on
                                                                                                                                                     Something for everyone at TREP$
                                                                                             site to offer information                                  NORTH BROOKFIELD - Kids and                   ramm, president and CEO of the Ewing
                                                                                             about the Chartlon-                                     adults will be drawn to the items that           Marion Kauffman Foundation.
                                                                                             based treatment center.
                                                                                             The WCC treats chronic,                                 will be debuted by the North Brookfield              According to Kauffman Foundation
                                                                                             hard-to-heal wounds                                     Elementary School’s student businesses.          research, 41 percent of children ages 9 -
                                                                                             and features the only                                   All of these items will be available for         12 say they would like to start their own
                                                                                             hyperbaric oxygen
                                                                                             chamber in the area,                                    purchase to all cash-carrying members of         business. “Young people have a natural
                                                                                             which is believed to                                    the public attending the TREP$ Market-           desire for the independence and control
                                                                                             aide in the healing of                                  place at the Haston Free Public Library          that comes with owning a business and
                                                                                             chronic wounds. Proulx
                                                                                             said that she was                                       on 161 North Main St. in North Brook-            being their own boss,” Schramm said.
                                                                                             excited to be at this                                   field to be held from 10 a.m. through 3              TREP$ co-founder, Hayley Romano,
                                                                                             event, and that most                                    p.m. on May 5.                                   added, “TREP$ takes that desire and
                                                                                             people did not realize
                                                                                             that there was a wound                                     The TREP$ Marketplace is a unique             turns it into a concrete learning experi-
                                                                                             center so close by.                                     flea-market style event in that all of the        ence from which the kids benefit in so
                                                                                                                                                     vendors are children ages 9-12. Over the         many ways.” Pamela deWaal, Romano’s
                                                                                                                                                     past six weeks, these children from the          partner, agreed. “Entrepreneurship edu-

It’s all about your health                                                                                                                           North Brookfield Elementary School
                                                                                                                                                     have been participating in the award-
                                                                                                                                                     winning TREP$ after-school program
                                                                                                                                                                                                      cation through TREP$ is an empowering
                                                                                                                                                                                                      self-esteem builder that gives kids a great-
                                                                                                                                                                                                      er sense of control over their lives and fu-
                                                                                                                                                     (www.trepsed.com) where they have                tures,” deWaal said. “With the support of
Fair provides critical information to seniors                                                 TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTOS
                                                                                                      BY JENNIFER ROBERT                             learned the basics of entrepreneurship.          the community, the young participants of
                                                                                                                                                     On Saturday, May 5, they will put all            TREP$ will learn the value of creativity,
   NORTH BROOKFIELD - Over                                                                                                                           that they have learned to the test as they       motivation, and hard work.”
20 vendors displayed information, of-                                                                                                                launch their own businesses for the day.            Over 70 students from North Brook-
fered free screenings and hosted raffles                                                                                                                 Sponsored by SCORE, the N.B.                  field Elementary School are enrolled in
on Wednesday, April 18 at the North                                                                                                                  PTO and local businesses the initiative          the program and local businesses, resi-
Brookfield Senior Center. This event                                                                                                                  is designed to serve as an inspiration for       dents and others are invited to attend
ran for the entire day, with a lunch in-                                                                                                             young people to think creatively and to          the marketplace in May and donate
cluded for those interested. The turn-                                                                                                               put their ideas into action by creating a        time, services or even sponsor some of
out for this event was fantastic, with                                                                                                               new business. “Educating our young peo-          the youth through donations that can be
attendees taking advantage of valuable                                                                                                               ple about entrepreneurship and reinforc-         made to: NB TREPS, 10 New School
services such as glucose screening,                                                                                                                  ing the value that entrepreneurs and in-         Drive, North Brookfield MA 01535. Tax
hearing screening, stress management                                                                                                                 novators bring to our economy is critical        exempt forms are also available and of-
information, Elder Law information                                                                                                                   to America’s long-term prosperity – more         ficial sponsor and pledge forms can be
and Iris screening for identification                                                                                                                 so now than ever before,” said Carl Sch-         obtained upon request.
purposes. Volunteers were on hand to
serve lunch, keep the coffee pot full,
and to walk around with snacks and
kind words for those in attendance.
   In the wake of the October storm,                                                                                                                                              STUDENT ACHIEVERS
several of the vendors were happy to
provide emergency preparedness in-
formation to ensure that any future di-                                                                                                                           Walker named to Rivier College Dean’s List
                                                              This great display by RSVP showed visitors what a
sasters will be managed as effectively                        three-day emergency kit should look like. While most
                                                                                                                                                        NEW BRAINTREE - Loryn Walker,




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     TURLEY PUBLICATIONS COURTESY PHOTO
as possible. While representatives from                       people consider things like food and a flashlight,
                                                              RSVP’s handout reminds them to include such items                                      daughter of Keith and Karen Walker of
various agencies were able to spend                           as a can opener, a whistle, moist towelettes, medica-
the entire day educating and informing                        tion, personal hygiene items, important documents, a                                   New Braintree, has achieved Dean’s List
elderly residents for this Health Fair,                       fire extinguisher and a paper and pencil.                                               status for the Fall 2011 semester at Rivier
any resident who has any questions on                                                                                                                College where she is in her senior year.
where to obtain services can call the                                                                                                                   To attain Dean’s List, students must
Senior Center during its regular hours                                                                                                               have a GPA of 3.5 or above and be in good
of operation for more information.                                                                                                                   standing with the college. Loryn is working
                                                                                                                                                     towards a bachelor’s degree in Elementary
                                                                                                                                                     Education as well as Special Education.
                                                                                                                                                     Rivier College is well known for its rigor-
                                                                                                                                                     ous curriculum and its dedication towards
                                                                                                                                                     exemplary field experience for all students.
                                                                                                                                                     Loryn is currently completing a 16-week
                                                                                                                                                     semester of student teaching and is looking
                                                                                                                                                     forward to graduation in May.

                                                              Volunteer Elaine R. Allen, who has been helping at the
                                                              North Brookfield Senior Center for over 10 years, helps
                                                              serve lunch for those in attendance.                                                   Quabbin student on High School Principal Search Committee
                                                                                                                                                        NEW BRAINTREE - Alexandra                     when choosing a new leader. Allie was
                                                                                                                                                     Hardaker, a sophomore from New Brain-            selected as she makes good decisions and
                                                                                                                                                     tree, is a student member of the high            is a good school citizen. The Quabbin
Summit Eldercare, one of Fallon Community Health                                                                                                     school principal search committee. With          Regional School District is amidst the
Plan’s “co-ordinated care” programs, has four                                                                                                        a student as a panel member, the Quab-           high school principal selection process.
sites, with the local one for North Brookfield being                                                                                                  bin student population is represented
in Charlton. Summit offers an alternative for people
who are nursing home certificable, but prefer to re-
main in their own homes the majority of the time.
Their full service day program features all of the
amenities that you would find in a skilled nursing
facility, such as on-site physician services, physi-         The TRIAD division of the Sheriff’s Department special-
cal therapy, social workers, a nutritionist and a            izes in elder services, and was on site to offer iris scans
hair dresser. Transportation is provided by a sister         and hand out file of life packets. Iris scans are a way to
program. Outreach Coordinator Clementine Bihiga              identify someone who is unconscious and has no identi-
said that in order to attend Summit Eldercare, one           fication, and is 20 percent more accurate than that more
must “be 55+ and nursing home certificable. They              traditional identifying means of fingerprinting, said Srgt.
would also have to be on MassHealth, as we are               Tony Boulette (pictured left). A file of life, often posted
a low-income program, and if they are not we can             on the refrigerator, provides information such as personal
help them get one. We do all the paperwork for               information, emergency contacts, and medication taken,
them so they don’t have to worry about it.”                  to any emergency personnel that may enter your home.

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Matys makes a sweet donation to Abby’s House                                                                                                   YOUR
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    WARREN - The Girl Scout cook-
ie sale may be over, but one group is
just beginning to enjoy them. Each                                                                                                                A weekly source to local happenings.
year, girls and troops have the op-                                                                                                                 Send all community calendar items to the edi-
tion of choosing an organization                                                                                                                tor at tkane@turley.com, or through regular mail at
to receive cookie donations. This                                                                                                               80 Main St., Ware, MA 01069. Final deadline for
year, Maria Matys, a Cadette Girl                                                                                                               all calendar submissions is Friday at noon the week
Scout from Warren, selected Abby’s                                                                                                              before intended publication.
House in Worcester as her dona-
tion recipient. Abby’s House assists
homeless and battered women with                                                                                                                                 CURRENT EVENTS
and without children. At every one
of her cookie booths, Maria invited                                                                                                                                Compiled by Tim Kane
people to consider donating a box                                                                                                                                    tkane@turley.com
of cookies or a few dollars to put to-
wards the purchase of a box. Family,                                                                                                                             THE WEEK AHEAD
friends, and door-to-door customers
were also invited to donate. Her do-                                                                                                         FUNDRAISER for SECOND CHANCE ANIMAL SHELTER on Thursday,
                                                                                                                                             April 26 from 3:30 to 9 p.m. at Texas Roadhouse Restaurant, 535
nation goal was 100 boxes. Out of
                                                                                                                                             Lincoln St., Worcester, MA 01605.Texas Roadhouse will be donating
the more than 1500 boxes of cook-                                                                                                            a portion of the proceeds from your meal check to Second Chance.
ies Maria sold, 77 boxes were deliv-                                                                                                         Enjoy your meal, pay your bill, present one of our coupons, and Texas
ered to Abby’s House.                                                                                                                        Roadhouse will donate a portion of your bill to the shelter! You MUST
                                                                                                                                             have a coupon for the shelter to earn funds. You can download a
                                                                                                                                             coupon at www.secondchanceanimals.org.
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                                                                                                                                             QUABBIN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, 800 South St., will present the
Cadette Girl Scout Maria Matys with Sarah Lange,
director of fund Development and external rela-                                                                                              musical Once On This Island a lovely Caribbean folk tale about love
tions for Abby’s House.                                                                                                                      between a young peasant girl and a wealthy French boy, separated
                                                                                                                                             by race, class and tradition. With the help of four mythical gods she
                                                                                                                                             goes on a journey of love, learning and sadness. The ending is sur-
                                                                                                                                             prising and beautiful. The music recreates the feeling of the islands
                                                                                                                                             with its rhythms and beat. Pit band members include students Callie
Warren Police Department to participate in                                                                                                   Carmosino and Iassac Bates, QRSD teachers Joe Janeck and Wally
                                                                                                                                             Hall, community members Jason Brown, Janet Paoletti and Mary Ga-
                                                                                                                                             gnon, with Quabbin choral teacher, Scott Bryant as music director.
Drug Take-Back Initiative on April 28                                                                                                        Show dates and times are April 27 and 28 at 7 p.m., and April 29
                                                                                                                                             at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $7 for seniors, students and children 12
                                                                                                                                             and under and $8 for adults. Tickets can be purchased from any cast
    WARREN - On Saturday,                          that medicines that languish in home              prescription drug abuse. Not only       member or at the door.
April 28, the Drug Enforcement                     cabinets are highly susceptible to di-            will the “Prescription Drug Take-
Administration (DEA) will coor-                    version, misuse and abuse. Rates of               Back” provide a mechanism for            REHABILITATIVE RESOURCES, INC. (RRI) will host a Lasagna Din-
                                                                                                                                             ner on Friday, April 27 to benefit Brookfield’s historic Elm Hill Center
dinate another nationwide one-day                  prescription drug abuse in the U.S.               individuals to surrender unwanted       for which Rehabilitative Resources, Inc. took over operations in 2009.
collaborative effort to remove po-                 are increasing at alarming rates, as              and expired prescription drugs, it      The dinner will include homemade lasagna, tossed salad, bread, bev-
tentially dangerous controlled sub-                are the number of accidental poi-                 will also raise drug education and      erage and dessert for a donation of $10 ($8 for seniors 60 and over,
stances from our nation’s homes.                   sonings and overdoses due to these                awareness, thus lowering the cur-       $5 for kids 12 and under). The dinner starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 7
    This national initiative will pro-             drugs. Studies show that a major-                 rent demand for these drugs, and        p.m. Family takeout meals will also be available for $30. Family din-
vide an opportunity for the public                 ity of abused prescription drugs are              provide other useful tools for infor-   ners will serve a minimum of four people and must be reserved in
to surrender pharmaceutical-con-                   obtained from family and friends,                 mation-sharing. Targeted groups         advance. Proceeds from the event will support the Elm Hill Center.
trolled substances and other medi-                 including from the home medicine                  or individuals are people who have       QUABBIN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, 872 South St., Barre is present-
cations to law enforcement officers                 cabinet. In addition, many Ameri-                 expired medications or no longer        ing the musical Once On This Island, April 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. and
for destruction. Expired, unused,                  cans do not know how to properly                  needed prescription drugs and           April 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 for seniors, students and children
or unwanted controlled substances                  dispose of their unused medicine, of-             who have no safe means of dis-          12 and under and $8 for adults. Tickets can be purchased from cast
in our homes are a potential source                ten flushing them down the toilet or               posal. By providing a safe method       members or at the door. The musical is a beautiful Caribbean fairy
of supply for the increasing abuse                 throwing them away – both poten-                  of disposing of unused prescription     tale of love and adventure perfectly suited for all ages and the musi-
of pharmaceutical drugs in the                     tial safety and health hazards.                   drugs, we in law enforcement will       cal score is filled with festive Latin rhythms sure to get toes tapping!
                                                                                                                                             Call the show’s producer for more information at 508-867-4462.
United States and an unacceptable                      The DEA and the Warren Po-                    help close one method in which us-
risk to public health and safety. The              lice Department would be pleased                  ers obtain drugs.                                                 UPCOMING
Warren Police Department is very                   to have your support during this                      The initiative will take place
pleased to be participating in this                endeavor. Your active participation               from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Satur-         THE COMMUNITY IS INVITED to the annual Sturbridge Federated
initiative.                                        and involvement would be most                     day April 28 at the Warren Police       Church Spring Rummage and Yard Sales from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    This initiative addresses a vital              beneficial to our mutually shared                  Department at 1 Milton O. Foun-         Saturday, April 28 at the Church Meetinghouse corner of Route. 31
public safety and public health is-                goals of educating the citizens of                tain Way. A uniformed officer will       and Maple St. Rummage through a wide range of gently used items
sue. Many Americans are not aware                  New England about the dangers of                  available to answer questions.          from clothing for all sizes - infant to adult, shoes, housewares, small
                                                                                                                                             electronics, toys, books, crafts, jewelry, holiday items and collect-
                                                                                                                                             ibles downstairs in the church’s Fellowship Hall. Elevator available
                                                                                                                                             at the Maple Street entrance. Indoor and outdoor furniture and other
                                                                                                                                             large items will be available for viewing at the Yard Sale on the back
                                                                                                                                             lawn of the church, just a few steps past the Maple Street entrance.
              Life is Complicated Enough.                                                                                                    Quality is high. Prices are low. Come find bargains and treasures
                                                                                                                                             in abundance. Arrive early for best selection. Light refreshments
              Keep Your Checking Simple.                                                                                                     also available. Donations may be left at the church during the week
                                                                                                                                             of April 22. For further information, call the Church Office 508-347-
                                                                                                                                             3915, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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     CALENDAR I FROM PAGE 8                             THE 1ST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH of North
                                                       Brookfield, 144 N. Main St. (just North of Han-             Quilt show to help mark town’s 200th anniversary
 MEATLOAF DINNER at The Brookfield Congrega-            nefords) will be hosting a local National Day of
tional Church on April 28 at 6 p.m. at The Brook-                                                                    NORTH BROOKFIELD - As part              your quilt and its story. The show will
                                                       Prayer Event on Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m. All are
field Congregational Church, 8 Central St., Brook-      welcome as we join in prayer for our government,           of the North Brookfield 200th An-           be held at the Haston Free Public Li-
field. All are welcome. Tickets on sale now for $10     (local, state & federal), our Armed Forces, our na-        niversary Celebration, there will be a     brary in conjunction with the Parade
per person. For more information, call the church      tion’s families, our media, the church and a return        quilt show. We are looking for new and     and Olde Home day on Aug. 18. Please
office at 508-867-6262.                                 to the moral and spiritual foundations upon which          old quilts with a connection to North      contact Betty Wuelfing at 508-867-7424
                                                       our country was founded. For more information call         Brookfield. We would love to display        with any questions or information.
 WEST BROOKFIELD WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT                   Associate Pastor Ken Winters at (508) 867-7214 or
AREA OPENING CEREMONY on Saturday, April               e-mail him at pastorken1@verizon.net.
28 at 1 p.m. Join your neighbors and representa-
                                                                                                                    NORTH BROOKFIELD I FROM PAGE 3              BPRVTHS has been deemed eligible
tives of the Massachusetts Dept. of Fish and Game      STURBRIDGE OPTIMIST CLUB 4th Annual Cinco
to officially open this area that was protected at      de Mayo Margarita Fest & Mexican Beer Tasting
                                                                                                                                                             for a grant from MSBA to aid in the
                                                                                                                  curring at 7 p.m., where the town will     costs of bringing the school to an ade-
the end of 2011 in cooperation with the McRevey        will be held on Friday, May 4 from 7-9 p.m. at Ad-         vote on one article warrant to possibly
Family Trust and facilitated by the East Quab-         miral T.J. O’Brien’s (upstairs function room) on Rte.                                                 quate level of functioning, both in struc-
bin Land Trust. After the official remarks we’ll go                                                                approve $73,722,405 in a borrowing au-     tural and in equipment aspects, but the
                                                       20, 407 Main St. in Sturbridge. $25/per person do-
explore the property. Be sure to wear appropri-        nation. Tickets are available by calling (508) 347-        thorization.                               grant from MSBA caps at 67.41 percent
ate walking shoes, clothing and bring water. We’ll     9511. Reserve tickets early.                                  This warrant has been brought forth     of repair and construction costs, up to
meet at the new entrance along Wickaboag Valley                                                                   by the Southern Worcester County Re-       the total maximum monetary grant al-
Road, about 1/2 mile north of the intersection with    GUEST SPEAKERS “AARON & JILL EVANS” will                   gional Vocational School District for      lotment (determined by MSBA). To
Shea Road. Contact Cynthia at 413-477-8229 or          present on Friday, May 4 from 7-9 p.m., and at the         the purpose of “paying costs of design-    provide total funding for this project,
chenshaw@eqlt.org with any questions. Hope to          Sunday Morning Service, May 6 from 10 a.m.-12              ing, constructing, originally equipping
see you there!                                         p.m. at Sturbridge Worship Center. Free Women’s
                                                                                                                                                             the district has taken out warrants in
                                                                                                                  and furnishing an addition to and reno-    the towns served by the school, and
                                                       Brunch with Jill Evans speaking on Saturday, May           vation of the Bay Path Regional Voca-
 WEST WARREN LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE on Satur-              5, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Make reservations at 508-347-                                                      would need to secure funding approval
day, April 28 from 2– 4 p.m. Come meet the staff of                                                               tional Technical High School, located at   by each town in relation to their vested
                                                       9642.
the West Warren Library. Enjoy snacks and drinks.                                                                 57 Old Muggett Hill Road, Charlton,        interest in the school. North Brookfield
Meet Selectman David Delanski.                          FREE PLANT SWAP AT MAY FESTIVAL sponsored                 including the payment of all costs inci-   holds slightly over 2 percent share in the
                                                       by the North Brookfield Cultural Council at the Has-        dental or related thereto...”              school, currently.
 NORTH BROOKFIELD DECORATES COMMITTEE                  ton Free Public Library May Festival. Saturday, May
ANNUAL EARTH DAY TOWN CLEANUP will be                  5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your labeled divi-
held on Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.       sions of perennials, annuals, seedlings (vegetable                                                    and wish him well. He has opted not to
Again this year we are assigning Street Captains       and fruit), or seed packets, between 9 and 10 a.m.            BROOKFIELD I FROM PAGE 2
                                                                                                                                                             run for re-election and Tuesday’s meet-
who will supervise the trash pick up at their con-     Everyone is welcome to participate, with or with-          to retired benefits.                        ing was one of his last.
venience during the month of April. The collected      out plants to donate. Come choose new plants for              “There has been a shifting of ac-           “I’d like to take this opportunity to
trash will be loaded onto trucks at the Highway        your garden without breaking the bank, while en-
Department during the Earth Day event hours.
                                                                                                                  countability and we still managed to       say thank you to Peter O’Connell for
                                                       joying the May Festival’s many offerings. For more
American flags that need to be properly destroyed       information call Harbour at (508) 867-5028.                keep costs down even more,” she said.      the last three years of service,” she said.
will be collected. Seniors from the Senior Center                                                                 “This is very competitive; we’re doing     “I’d like to thank him on behalf of num-
offer their appreciated assistance, especially the      FREE COMMUNITY SHRED DAY EVENT will be held               quite well as far as rates go.”            ber of people in town. We have appreci-
snacks they provide. Information on reducing           on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shred up to          Frangiamore said she will be holding    ated his professionalism, and his dignity
waste, ways to save our environment along with         two boxes of documents on site for free. Examples          a benefits fair for employees Tuesday,      and respect of everyone that has come
ideas for composting will be offered. Any questions    of documents that you should consider shredding            May 15 at the town hall and the school     before the board.”
or if you would like to assist please contact Julie    are: Medical Records, Financial Records, Credit Card       in which vendors will offer voluntary          She mentioned his dedication to the
McCarthy at 508-867-8692 or Trish Miller at 508-       Statements, Canceled Checks, Insurance Forms,              dental, accident and life insurance.       town, in the hours he has put in, his will-
867-7054.                                              Old Tax Returns and any other personal documents.             “This provides a service to our em-     ingness to problem solve and his ambi-
                                                       Shredding done at the following locations: Savers
 THE ANNUAL LUCKY DUCK DAY & GREAT AMER-               Bank, Southbridge Branch- 270 Main St., South-             ployees I think people are looking for,”   tion to look at new ways to find funding
ICAN CANOE RACE to benefit the Harrington Hos-          bridge; Savers Bank, Auburn Branch- 38 Auburn St.,         she said.                                  for the town.
pital Women’s Auxiliary and Sturbridge Lions Club      Auburn. Contact Savers Bank with any questions at                                                         “It’s clearly an honor to serve the
will be held on Sunday, April 29 along the Quine-      508-764-4329.                                              Kind kudos                                 town,” O’Connell said. “It’s a difficult
baug River ending at Westville Dam Recreation                                                                                                                job and I can only say that I hope I have
Area in Southbridge. Duck pluck fundraiser, food        HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR sponsored by The                     Linda Barron addressed the board         left the town in better shape than I found
and games will be held at 3 p.m. in the park. The      Body Wellness Center of Sturbridge, will be held           during public access to thank O’Connell    it, that I improved it in some ways.”
morning canoe and kayak race starts at 11 a.m. at      on May 5 at in the La Salle Reception Hall in South-
Turners Field in Sturbridge and ends six miles later   bridge. Approximately 40 vendors will be exhibit-
at the Westville Dam. Registration begins at 9 a.m.    ing. Admission is free.
for $15 per person at the field. For applications or
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                                                                            – business –
Techo-Bloc offers hope for future North Brookfield Savings Bank joins
local employment opportunities 7th Annual Walk of Champions
    -NORTH BROOKFIELD-                                case unit on site for the contractors and               NORTH BROOKFIELD – North                              much positive energy to this event and al-
                                                      designers they service. Emmanuel said               Brookfield Savings Bank is registered as                   ways leave feeling inspired,” said Donna
           By Jennifer Robert                         that when a contractor chooses to of-               the “Cancer Crushers” for the 7th annual                  Boulanger, president and CEO of North
                Reporter                              fer Techo-Bloc products to their con-               Walk of Champions on May 6 at Quab-                       Brookfield Savings Bank. “We’ve already
                                                      sumer, Techo-Bloc takes care of all the             bin Reservoir. All proceeds benefit Inte-                  started receiving donations, over 50 walk-

I
     n 1989, Techo-Bloc started with a                work of bringing the sample product                 grated Cancer Services at Baystate Mary                   ers have registered and we are looking
     goal to design and manufacture the               to the company and setting up a full                Lane Hospital.                                            forward to teaming up with more volun-
     finest quality hardscape and ma-                  design studio display for them. Techo-                  This will be the sixth year that North                teers. The Cancer Crushers are commit-
sonry products. Since its inception, the              Bloc also sponsors over 30 large-scale              Brookfield Savings Bank has been in-                       ted to helping change the lives of friends,
company continues to develop creative                 contractor showcases throughout the                 volved with the Walk of Champions, hav-                   family members, neighbors, co-workers
and innovative new products, and ex-                  winter months.                                      ing raised more than $11,000 to date. The                 and others who have been affected by
pand their manufacturing and distribu-                   While the closing of Chase Precast a             2012 goal is to raise at least $4,400. The                cancer.”
tion facilities.                                      couple years back brought disappoint-               Cancer Crushers are also aiming to be                         Walk of Champions has raised nearly
   Techo-Bloc is a leading whole-                     ment to local employees who had to                  the largest team at the walk, a feat North                $300,000 for Baystate Mary Lane Hospi-
sale dealer of paving stones, retaining               face potential long drives for new em-              Brookfield Savings Bank last achieved                      tal since it was established in 2006. Over
wall systems and masonry stone, and                   ployment opportunities, the future de-              three years ago. In addition to walking,                  1,000 participants attended the 2011 Walk
opened the doors for its newest distri-               velopment of a manufacturing facility               the Bank will be hosting a table to dis-                  of Champions and helped raise $64,000.
bution center, and site of future manu-               here in North Brookfield brings prom-                tribute water. Water will be donated by                       Individuals who wish to join the Can-
facturing facility, in North Brookfield                ise for more jobs once again. North                 Health New England.                                       cer Crushers can go to the Walk of Cham-
last month.                                           Brookfield has been working hard to                      “North Brookfield Savings Bank is                      pions website and enter “cancer crusher”
   In June 2011, Techo-Bloc acquired                  drive the business environment of the               thrilled to once again participate in the                 in the search field. You can make dona-
the property that was formerly Chase                  town upward, and a facility such as this            Walk of Champions. For the past six                       tions on the Walk of Champions website
Precast at 70 East Brookfield Road.                    could offer a pleasant boost to the local           years, our employees, customers and                       as well. All walkers raising $50 or more
Techo-Bloc plans to have a full manu-                 industry climate. While there has been              community partners have brought so                        receive a free t-shirt.
facturing facility at this location within            no definitive conclusion to this, there
the next couple years. Eric Emmanuel,                 was also discussion of Techo-Bloc be-
general manager of the North Brook-                   ing a supporter of the possible railroad
field facility said, “Even in this tough               revival that is being sought after by
economy, Techo-Bloc is committed to                   some. At the time of property acquisi-
manufacturing their products here.                    tion, it was said that Techo-Bloc could
There is a large demand for it.” Em-                  not say for sure one way or another
manuel said it is expected to see at least            that it would be using the proposed rail
50 jobs created when the manufactur-                  system, but if they did it would be on
ing plant gets off the ground. In the                 a large scale as both the quantity and
meantime, Techo-Bloc is currently op-                 weight of their outgoing products is
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                                                                                                          From left to right: North Brookfield Savings Bank Trustee Betsy Cuddy with Hearts for Heat North Brookfield Chapter
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                                                                                                             NBSB donates to Hearts for Heat
                                                                                                             NORTH BROOKFIELD - North                               ed in North Brookfield. Hearts for Heat is a
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  CLUES ACROSS                                        CLUES DOWN
  1. Scarlett’s home
  5. Mideast confection
                           33. Ralph Waldo __
                           37. Tough Asiatic grass
                            39. Macaws
                                                      1. Steeped beverage
                                                      2. Pier, side of porch
                                                                                 36. Beam out
                                                                                 38. Sci-Fi writer Koke
                                                                                 41. Goat and camel
                                                                                                          Rick Egan, Lillian Carlson join
  10. Mutual savings       40. Swiss river            3. College army            hair fabric
  bank
  13. Organic
                           44. Word formed from
                           initial letters
                                                      4. Spurious wing
                                                      5. Care program for the
                                                                                 42. Steal
                                                                                 43. Cologne
                                                                                                          North Brookfield Savings Bank
  compound                 48. Long fluffy scarf      terminally ill             45. Give over
  14. The Hunter           49. Blighia sapida         6. Protects the wearer’s   46. Motives for an          NORTH BROOKFIELD – North                               tive in the Quaboag Hills Chamber of
  constellation            51. Anno Domini            body                       action                   Brookfield Savings Bank has recently                       Commerce as well as the Central Mass
  15. Kindred              53. __ Dhabi, Arabian      7. Readily, willingly      47. White toy dog        made two additions to its team: Rick                      South Chamber of Commerce, and is a
  17. Tip of the           capital                    8. Measures electric       49. Alloy used to make   Egan, assistant vice president and com-                   past Ambassador Committee member of
  Aleutians                54. Patti Hearst’s         currents                   magnets                  mercial loan officer, and Lillian Carlson,                 the Greater Gardner Chamber of Com-
  18. Melt to separate     captors                    9. Hymns                   50. Take a siesta        loan officer.                                              merce.
  metals                   55. Cony                   10. 1929 Nobel             52. Dekaliter               Egan will be responsible for develop-                     Carlson will be responsible for creat-
  19. Fr. Riviera city     57. Divulge a secret       literature laureate        54. Plants seeds         ing new and existing commercial lending                   ing and maintaining relationships with
  20. Severe storm sound   59. One of the finalists   11. 23 ___: go away!       56. An awkward person    relationships, advising business custom-                  existing and prospective loan customers
  23. Arabian ruler        64. Drunk (slang)          12. Upper arm mucles       (Yiddish)                ers on available lending products and                     as well as assisting customers with the
  (alt. sp.)               65. But goodie             16. Filippo __, Saint      57. Groom’s partner
  24. 1/100 of a yen       66. Whale ship captain     21. Doctors’ group         58. Flat crusty-
                                                                                                          helping borrowers achieve their financ-                    mortgage lending process and helping
  25. Office of Public     68. Take the place of      22. Freshwater mussel      bottomed onion roll      ing goals. He is a graduate of the New                    them find financing solutions. She is a
  Information              work of someone on         genus                      60. Goblins (Br.)        England School of Advanced Commer-                        graduate of Quinsigamond Community
  26. Radioactivity unit   strike                     26. A male sheep           61. River into The       cial Lending and the Massachusetts                        College and most recently served as a
  29. Symbol for           69. What is required       27. Yoruba                 Baltic Sea               Bankers School for Financial Studies.                     credit analyst at Butler Bank. Prior to
  actinium                 70. ____ & Stitch          28. Former VP Quayle       62. Islamic sect         Rick has more than 19 years of bank-                      that, she was an indirect loan officer at
  30. Chinese ethnic       71. Wife of Saturn         31. Am. Nurses Assoc.      63. Baby powder          ing experience and was most recently                      Grafton Suburban Credit Union.
  group w/ colorful        72. Brief carefree         (abbr.)                    mineral                  an assistant vice president and business                     A resident of Leicester, Carlson en-
  clothes                  shopping                   34. ___ Zedong             67. Derek __,            development officer for GFA Federal                        joys volunteering for Leicester/Spencer
  32. Alias                73. Noisy chatter          35. Grey sea eagle         Harvard                  Credit Union.                                             Raiders Youth Football and Cheerlead-
                                                                                                             A native of Townsend, Egan cur-                        ing and the Leicester Girls’ Softball
                           ANSWERS ON PAGE 17                                                             rently resides in Ashburnham. He is ac-                   League.
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    PUBLIC MEETINGS
    BROOKFIELD
                                                                                     – education –
                                               Students to celebrate Arbor Day with tree plantings
    Wednesday, May 2
    • Planning Board, 6:30 p.m.
    • Recreation Committee, 7:30 p.m.
                                                    WARREN –                      the pioneers moving into the              his articles and editorials, but             Arbor Day was officially
    EAST BROOKFIELD                              WEST BROOKFIELD                  Nebraska Territory in 1854                he also encouraged civic or-             proclaimed by the young state’s
    Monday, April 30                                                              was J. Sterling Morton from               ganizations and groups to join           Governor Robert W. Furnas
    • Board of Selectmen, 7 p.m.                     By Cristy Bertini            Detroit. He and his wife were             in. His prominence in the area           on March 12, 1874, and the
    • Historical Commission, 7:15 p.m.                   Reporter                 lovers of nature, and the home            increased, and he became sec-            day itself was observed April
                                                                                  they established in Nebraska              retary of the Nebraska Terri-            10, 1874.


                                               T
    HARDWICK                                           he Warren and West         was quickly planted with trees,           tory, which provided another                 In 1885, Arbor Day was
    Tuesday, May 1                                     Brookfield Tree War-        shrubs and flowers. Morton                 opportunity to stress the value          named a legal holiday in Ne-
    • Agricultural Commission, 7 p.m.                  dens will celebrate Ar-    was a journalist and soon be-             of trees.                                braska and April 22 (Morton’s
    Wednesday, May 2                           bor Day with tree plantings on     came editor of Nebraska’s                     On Jan. 4, 1872, Morton              birthday) was selected as the
    • Conservation Commission,                 Friday, April 27.                  finest newspaper. Given that               first proposed a tree-planting            date for its permanent obser-
      6:30 p.m.                                   James DiMaio will enlist the    forum, he spread agricultural             holiday to be called “Arbor              vance.
    • Historical Commission, 6:30 p.m.         help of students in planting a     information and his enthusiasm            Day” at a meeting of the State               Today the most common
                                               tree at the West Brookfield El-     for trees to an equally enthusi-          Board of Agriculture. “Arbor”            date for the state observance
    NEW BRAINTREE                              ementary School and two more       astic audience.                           is the Latin word for tree. The          is the last Friday in April, and
    Tuesday, May 1                             trees across the street from the       His fellow pioneers missed            date was set for April 10, 1872.         several U.S. presidents have
    • Planning Board, 7 p.m.                   school at 9:30 a.m.                their trees. But more important-          Prizes were offered to counties          proclaimed a national Arbor
    Wednesday, May 2                              Ken Lacey will plant a tree     ly, trees were needed as wind-            and individuals for planting             Day on that date. But a num-
    • Board of Health, 7:30 p.m.               at the Warren Community El-        breaks to keep soil in place, for         properly the largest number of           ber of state Arbor Days are at
                                               ementary School at 1 p.m. with     fuel and building materials, and          trees on that day. It was esti-          other times to coincide with the
    NORTH BROOKFIELD                           help from third-grade students.    for shade from the hot sun.               mated that more than one mil-            best tree planting weather, from
    Tuesday, May 1                                According to the Arbor Day          Morton not only advocated             lion trees were planted in Ne-           January and February in the
    • Board of Selectmen, 7 p.m.               Foundation’s website, among        tree planting by individuals in           braska on the first Arbor Day.            south to May in the far north.
    Wednesday, May 2
    • Safety Committee, 6:30 p.m.

    STURBRIDGE                                 Alexander has taught at WBES for almost three decades
    Monday, April 30
    • TRSD Budget Subcommittee                 ‘Confidence’ is the most important thing she teaches
      and Physical Plant Subcommittee,
      6:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, May 1                                   By Melissa Fales             certification in elementary
    • Design Review Committee, 7 p.m.                    Reporter                 education. She minored in
    • Finance Committee, 7 pm.                                                    Adapted Physical Education
    Wednesday, May 2                               WEST BROOKFIELD                for Special Education.
    • Local Emergency Planning                 – A visitor to Barbara Alex-           Her first job in the field was
      Committee, 2 p.m.                        ander’s classroom at West          with the state Department of
    Thursday, May 3                            Brookfield Elementary School        Mental Health, working as a
    • Sturbridge School Committee,             can’t help but notice the large    house parent in a group home
      6:30 p.m.                                number of pink pigs that pep-      for challenged adults. “It’s not
    • Sturbridge Tourist Association,          per the space, with some even      that they weren’t delightful,
      6:30 p.m.                                hanging from the ceiling.          but it didn’t take long for me
    • Conservation Commission, 7 p.m.              “I started collecting them     to recognize that it
    • Finance Committee, 7 p.m.                because of the saying ‘when        wasn’t for me,” Al-
                                               pigs fly,’ meaning that some-       exander explained.         Teacher of the Week
    WARE                                       thing’s impossible,” said Al-      “I realized that
    Tuesday, May 1                             exander. “I believe these chil-    what I really wanted was to
    • Board of Selectmen, 7 p.m.               dren can do anything. I think      work with children.”
                                               everything is possible for             Alexander worked in                                                         TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTO BY MELISSA FALES
    WARREN                                     them. Pigs fly in here.”            Dudley elementary schools Teacher Barbara Alexander is shown with some of her students. Shown are Jacob Toohey,
                                                                                                                   Alexander, Mark Schultz, Olivia Wilkinson, Gabby Whigham, and Crystal Brooks.
    Wednesday, May 2                               Alexander has been teach-      for a few years before coming
    • Planning Board, 6 p.m.                   ing at WBES for 29 years.          to WBES in 1983. “I’ve been come to work each day just to it helps them throughout their
                                               “It’s flown by,” she said. “I       here ever since,” she said. “I give knowledge,” she said. “My whole lives.”
                                               guess that’s what happens          knew it was going to be a good students and I learn together. I                    Alexander said she also tries
    WEST BROOKFIELD                            when you really enjoy what
    Wednesday, May 2                                                              fit right away. I didn’t know learn something every day.”                       to help her students develop a
    • Stormwater Authority, 9 a.m.             you do.” This year, Alexander      anything about this area, but       Alexander said she enjoys love of learning. “No kid is go-
    • Conservation Commission, 7 p.m.          is a special education teacher     I felt comfortable. Once you exploring subjects with her ing to be able to do everything,”
                                               for grades three and four.         find a home, you just know it. students. “Everyone’s thought she said. “Sometimes they are
                                               “I’ve known these students         I’m home here.”                  process is different,” she said. going to struggle. I want to help
Spring plant swap set                          since Kindergarten. I can see          Alexander lived in West “I love having that one-on-one them see that learning is its own
                                               their progress. It helps give      Brookfield for 20 years and chance to see how a student reward.” Alexander said she
    NORTH BROOKFIELD - Now                     me a certain perspective.”         now makes her home in War- thinks. We work together to never gives up on a student,
that forsythia is blooming, bulbs are              Alexander grew up in           ren. “I didn’t want to leave find that learning style that’s and that even after 29 years,
coming up, and the grass is turning            Stowe, Vermont. Looking            the district,” she jokes. Her going to work for them.”                         she still gets excited about
green again, it’s time to start thinking       back, she reflected on how          daughter, Heather McKusick,         While the learning styles what her students can accom-
about dividing your exuberant peren-           her childhood prepared her         attended WBES and is now may differ from student to plish. “You have to find some-
nials. Come share your divisions and           for a career in special educa-     a teacher at Warren Com- student, there is one constant thing they can be good at,” said
see what other gardeners may have to           tion. “My parents worked           munity Elementary School. theme in Alexander’s instruc- Alexander. “Start with that and
offer. Start planning now for the annu-        at a state hospital,” she said.    McKusick and her husband tion; something she said she build from there. That’s where
al Free Plant Swap, sponsored by the           “I grew up with people who         Tim have two, sons Tyler and always tries to instill in her stu- the confidence comes in. They
North Brookfield Cultural Council.              helped people. It taught me        Cody. “The two best things in dents. “Confidence,” she said. have to believe they can do it.
The Cultural Council is again holding          an appreciation for all differ-    life are teaching and being a “That’s what they need more Even small achievements are
its Plant Swap as part of the May Fes-         ent kinds of people.”              grandmother,” said Alexan- than anything else. That’s what important because they build a
tival at the Haston Free Public Library            After high school, Alex-       der.                             makes them come back and child up. In my classroom, we
on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 2          ander earned her degree in             For Alexander, teaching try again the next day. It helps celebrate every chapter.”
p.m. at 161 North Main St.                     Special Education with dual        is more than a job. “I don’t them learn here at WBES and
    All plants are free! Everyone is wel-
come to participate, with or without
plants to donate. If you have plants to
donate, bring your labeled and named
divisions of extra perennials, annuals,
                                               High school seniors prepare for life outside the classroom
seedlings (vegetable and fruit), or seed
packets to the library, preferably be-             BARRE/WARREN              -    14 stations - each representing           tion, they had to decide how             responsibilities. They learned
tween 9 and 10 am. Choose new plants           Senior high school students        the necessities of life: housing,         to financially “live”. They ex-           about balancing a budget and
for your garden without breaking the           from Quabbin and Quaboag           clothing, recreation, utilities,          plored the fair’s stations, made         making financial choices as
bank.                                          Regional High Schools got a        credit and lending, credit score          spending decisions that affected         they learn how one financial
    At the same time, enjoy the Haston         taste of financial responsibil-     and credit card, credit coun-             their finances; decided on their          decision can greatly impact an-
Library’s Third Annual May Festival            ity through the Credit for Life    seling, insurance, savings and            living accommodations such as            other.
of Local Food, Farms and Gardens.              Fair, held on April 12 at Quab-    retirement, employment and                renting an apartment by them-               The fair concluded with
                                               bin. The event was sponsored       education, furniture, food and            selves or sharing the expense            each student meeting with
There will be nurseries selling stock,                                                                                                                               a credit counselor to review
local farmers and CSAs (community              by Country Bank for Savings.       nutrition, transportation and a           with a roommate or whether
                                               During the three-hour fair, the    reality-check station.                    they would be savvy enough to            their final budget to ensure
supported agriculture), food crafters                                                                                                                                solvency or to help students
and grocers, all sharing their products        Quabbin Panther gym was                Students role-played as               buy a house or condo. Students
                                               transformed into a financial        though each were a 25-year-old            also decided whether to buy or           learn how to live within their
and services, in addition to open space                                                                                                                              budget. Managing their own
preservers, activities for kids, live music,   literacy event where Quab-         adult with a career, a salary, a          lease a vehicle, or take public
                                                                                                                                                                     budget and seeing the actual
door prizes, and much more. For more           bin and Quaboag seniors were       credit score, a mock checking             transportation.                          cost of things left students
information about the Plant Swap, call         challenged to make decisions       and savings account balance                   The goal for the students            with a whole new perspective
Harbour at (508) 867-5028.                     on how to budget for their liv-    and possibly a student loan               was to have a better under-              on real-life financial manage-
                                               ing expenses. The fair featured    payment. With this informa-               standing of their future fiscal           ment.
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Fountain equals perfection
Bouchard pitches gem in first varsity start
        - WARREN -

        By Bob Schron
        Turley Publications
       Sports Correspondent



I
     n a sense, Haley Fountain’s
     amazing perfect game
     against Ware in the Cougars
3-0 victory on Friday morning
could have been expected.
    It’s a safe argument that
Fountain is the best pitcher in
the history of the school’s soft-
                                                                                                                                                                            TURLEY PUBLICATIONS STAFF PHOTO BY DAVE FORBES
ball program. Fountain went                                                                                                        Quaboag’s Matt Sullivan (12) follows through on his swing.
over the 500-career strikeout
mark late last season. Last sea-
son she led Quaboag to its first-
ever Central Mass Districts
title.
                                                                                                                                  Palmer, Jankins star
    But the senior star had never
pitched a no-hitter.                                                                                                              for Indians, Cougars
    “What more is there to say,”
said Quaboag coach John Fox.                                                                                                                - WARREN -                          pitching keyed by Palmer and
“Haley works at her game all                                                                                                                                                    their offense, with Jake Lib-
year. Her heart and soul are                                                                                                                By Bob Schron                       erty and Jason Ouimette its
                                                                                                                                            Turley Publications                 most recent stars.
into it. Her work has paid off,                                                                                                            Sports Correspondent
year after year. Today, she was                                                                                                                                                    First Palmer: In what was
on fire. She was hitting her spots                                                                                                                                               another important early Bi-

                                                                                                                                   A
                                                                                                                                           fter Ware’s Curtis                   County test, the Indians pitch-
all day — and our fielders made                                                                                                             Palmer lit up Sci-Tech
some great plays in back of her.                                                                                                                                                er struck out 16 batters to lead
                                                                                                                                           Wednesday morning,                   Ware to the victory. A junior,
It was a great day, Haley’s first                                                                                                   6-3 (a brilliant pitching dis-
perfect game and first no-hitter.”                                                                                                                                               he has been counted on by
                                                                                                                                   play), the Indians moved their               coach Scott Slattery to be one
    This was a first as both the                                                                                                    record above .500.
defending Central Mass cham-                                                                                                                                                    of the pitchers at the top of the
                                                                                                                                      It’s been a strong deliber-               rotation.
pions and the unheralded Lady                                                                                                      ate climb for the Indians, their
                                                                                 TURLEY PUBLICATIONS STAFF PHOTO BY DAVE FORBES
  See PERFECT I PAGE 15              Quaboag pitcher Haley Fountain (34) winds up as she makes a delivery to home plate.           balance between their strong                  See COUGARS I PAGE 15




Quaboag defeats Wolverines Lady Warriors continue hot streak
        - WARREN -                   numbers one and three, Shelby                    Softball scores twice in seventh against Amherst
                                     Jankins and Kelly Norton and
        By Bob Schron                a 2-1 win by Haylie Dolan,                              - STURBRIDGE -                       Robert, Alli Tichy and Savan-                fore Tantasqua responded with
        Turley Publications          the Cougars won both doubles                                                                 nah Lundwall each had a goal.                two in the top of the seventh to
       Sports Correspondent          matches in straight sets.                                  By Dave Forbes                       Madie Trainor finished with                pull off the 7-5 victory.
                                         The first doubles victory was                           Turley Publications               six saves for Tantasqua.                        Olivia Brooks went 3-for-4

A
        ll season, the Quaboag       by Paige Guzik and Courtney                                Sports Staff Writer                                                            with a double, a triple, two runs
        girls tennis team has        Bruso.                                                                                       SOFTBALL                                     scored and three RBIs. Kayla

                                                                                      T
        sought out the answer            The second doubles registered                        he Tantasqua girls var-                                                          DiBiase had a homer and two
                                                                                                                                     The Tantasqua girls varsity
to its most difficult question. Its   its second win of the season. In                         sity lacrosse team con-                                                          RBIs, Jordan Kingman had
                                                                                                                                  softball team rallied from an
strengths are secure, the team’s     defeating Leicester’s Megan                              tinued its run of recent                                                         two hits and two runs scored.
                                                                                                                                  early three-run deficit to come-
brilliant singles players having     Cooney and Heidi Grimshaw,                       success with a 15-11 home vic-                                                           Lauren DiCarlo added two hits,
                                                                                                                                  from-behind and knock off
swept through the team’s first        Quaboag’s Madison Thompson                       tory over Wachusett on Satur-                                                            a run scored and an RBI.
four matches, its only blemish                                                                                                    Amherst on the road, 7-5, on
                                     and Stephanie Nichols played                     day, April 21.                                                                              Kingman went the distance
a defeat at the hands of Tan-                                                                                                     Thursday, April 19.
                                     perhaps their best match of the                      Melissa Frio led the Lady                                                            on the mound, striking out seven
tasqua.                                                                                                                              Amherst jumped out to a 3-0
                                     year.                                            Warriors (6-2-1) with a game-                                                            to pick up the victory for Tan-
    The team’s search has centered                                                                                                lead in the first inning and had
                                         They won it, 6-4, 6-4.                       high four goals and two as-                                                              tasqua. She allowed eight hits.
on its number two doubles team.                                                                                                   a 4-1 lead heading to the fifth
                                         But they were delivering a                   sists. Jess Farland added four
    But in its match against                                                                                                      when the Lady Warriors re-
                                     message to their teammates.                      goals and an assist. Jessie Frio
Leicester on Monday, Quaboag             “I like the way they’re playing              helped out with three goals and
                                                                                                                                  sponded with four runs to take               GIRLS TENNIS
(3-1) seemed to begin having                                                                                                      a 5-4 lead.                                     The Tantasqua girls varsity
                                     and competing,” said Jankins.                    an assist.
success.                                                                                                                             Amherst answered back                     tennis team pulled out a hard-
                                                                                          Olivia Connly added a goal
    After straight set wins by                                                                                                    with a run in the bottom of the
                                         See TENNIS I PAGE 16                         and an assist, while Cassidy                                                              See WARRIORS I PAGE 18
                                                                                                                                  sixth to tie the game at 5-5 be-



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     COUGARS I FROM PAGE 14
    He won on opening day with an 11-
strikeout performance in the 3-2 decision
                                                                                                           College NOTES
over Turners Falls, blasting out two key
hits to help his cause.                                                                                     Simpson named CCC                         McGrail named to MASCAC
    In the win over the Cybercats, Palm-                                                                    Softball Player of the Week               Softball Weekly Honor Roll
er’s work could have been in vain. But
Ware rallied. Tied 3-3 in the bottom of                                                                        BOSTON - Salve Regina out-                BUZZARDS BAY - Fitchburg
the fifth, the Indians t went ahead with a                                                                   fielder/pitcher and Brimfield resident      State junior outfielder and North
run there and then added two insurance                                                                      Marissa Simpson was named the             Brookfield resident Alycia McGrail
runs in the sixth to clinch it.                                                                             Commonwealth Coast Conference             was recently named to the MASCAC
    Liberty (two hits, three RBIs) and                                                                      Player of the Week.                       Softball Weekly Honor Roll.
Ouimette (two hits, two RBIs) were the                                                                         Simpson batted .692 (9-for-13) in         McGrail batted .615 (16-for-26)
hitting stars.                                                                                              conference play this week, compil-        with a homer, seven RBIs and 11 runs
    “It’s been the way we’ve been doing                                                                     ing a .733 on-base percentage and a       scored in a 4-2 week for the Falcons,
it,” said one of the team’s assistant coach-                                                                1.154 slugging percentage. She col-       including a homer and five RBIs in
es Dan Boivin. “We have a good group                                                                        lected a pair of three hit games versus   a sweep at Massachusetts Maritime
of players and we’re optimistic that we’re                                                                  Wentworth, going 6-for-7 in the dou-      to go with six hits and six RBIs in a
going to get better.”                                                                                       bleheader, and also scored the game-      sweep at New England College.
    To wit: Freshman Brandon Ouimette                                                                       winning run in a 1-0 victory over
was one of the team’s leading hitters in                                                                    UNE. The Seahawks swept UNE
                                                                                                            in games of 5-4 and 1-0 to move into
                                                                                                                                                      Kemp plays long ball in
the Ware’s first six games, trailing only
the junior standout Drew Koczur.                                                                            second place heading into the final        Ravens victories, named
    Koczur had six hits with Liberty lead-             TURLEY PUBLICATIONS STAFF PHOTO BY DAVE FORBES
                                                                                                            two weeks of league play.                 to Northeast-10 Weekly
ing the team in RBIs with seven.               Quaboag pitcher Thomas Jankins (5) makes a delivery             On the week, Simpson had nine          Honor Roll
    With Palmer having thrown his mas-         to home plate.                                               hits, included a double, triple and
terpiece on Wednesday he was unavail-                                                                       home run, four RBI, five runs scored          RINDGE, N.H. - Franklin Pierce
able for the crosstown Division 3 clash        said Guimond. “It was a game we need-                        and drew five walks in a 4-2 week for
                                               ed.”                                                                                                   junior shortstop and Sturbridge resi-
with Quaboag (1-5) in Warren. Here,                                                                         the Seahawks.                             dent Dan Kemp hit two home runs as
Quaboag’s Matt Sullivan and Ethan                 The Indians were helped that Jankins’s
Lacaire each delivered two-run singles         energies were devoted to pitching on Fri-                                                                   See COLLEGE I PAGE 16
and the Cougars’ ace pitcher, Thomas           day because the junior star is the leading
Jankins hurled a complete game to de-          hitter in Central Mass with an amazing
feat the Indians, 4-2, Friday.                 .714 batting average.
    “We were fortunate to have missed             But Lacaire and Sullivan were able to
Curtis,” said Quaboag coach Brian Gui-         step up.
mond, interestingly, a Ware native. “I            Trailing 2-1 in the sixth, each player
know the program in Ware very well.            delivered two-run singles in the decisive
Curtis is another strong player of their       four-run rally.
system. Look at the way Corey Stolgitis           “It was our best hitting performance
pitched today.                                 of the season,” said a relieved Guimond.
    “Ware’s coming off of a good season        “I think it’s a truism — in the begin-
(in 2011). They’ve found ways to win, if       ning of the season, hitters are behind the
they’re not the powerhouse of the team         pitchers. It’s even more the case with us.
that went to the state finals a couple of       We’ve struck out so many times this sea-
years ago.”                                    son, it’s almost beyond counting.”
    That said, the Indians had taken a 2-         He added, “But this was an important
1 lead after two innings against Jankins,      win for us and we’ll see if we can build
arguably one of the best players in Cen-       on it. Our schedule is tough, but we just
tral Mass. A shortstop by preference and       want to try and get better. But the hitting
a pitcher by necessity, Thomas had been        on our team is a major concern. We have
coming off of a knee injury.                   to start making better contact.”
    But this had been a must-win game for         Jankins’ return to the shortstop posi-
Quaboag: Saddled with a brutal sched-          tion helps, his hitting average virtually off
ule which has the team encountering a          the charts. But his pitching counts too:
steady slate of Division 1 and 2 oppo-         Thomas struck out 14 Indians in the win,
nents in the Southern Worcester County         his fast ball and darting curve too much
League, the Cougars need to get as many        for the Indian hitter to catch up to.
D3 wins in their win column in order to           “Thomas is just a great player,” said
have a shot at qualifying for the Districts    Guimond. “I don’t know where we’d be
tournament on the Central Mass side.           without him.”
    They had been dismissed by another
D3 team, Douglas, earlier in the week.            Bob Schron is a sports correspondent for
    “We needed to compete with Ware,”          Turley Publications. He can be reached at
                                               bschron@turley.com.

      PERFECT I FROM PAGE 14                   “But in order to get a perfect game, you
                                               usually need excellent fielding, too.”
Indians — also a perennial contender in           Dani Sweet was the candidate. In
Western Mass — were undefeated com-            the first inning, the second baseman
ing into this contest.                         made two excellent plays. In the first in-
   The starter for Ware (4-1) was Heath-       ning, she ranged deep behind first base
er Bouchard, making her first varsity start     to catch a fading pop foul, caught by
as Veronica Shader was unavailable.            the strong wind that was prevalent all
   “Heather was great, too,” said Fox.         morning. Then with the pressure on, she
“Heather pitched admirably. She kept           ranged behind second to nab a deflected
us off-balance and made us hit a lot of        grounder by Fountain to throw out the
flyballs. But we played well in back of         baserunner on a bang-bang play.
Haley. We know Ware is a tough team               “Haley had all of her pitches working,”
and a contender.”                              said Fox. “Heather was able to keep us
   The Cougars would make Fountain’s           off balance. But Haley kept them very,
task that much easier, the champions           very off-balance.”
capitalizing on Ware miscues to take a 2-         Ware, which had lost as many as five
0 lead in the first inning.                     senior starters off of last season’s brilliant
   Dani Sweet scored after reaching on         16-4 tournament team, still has begun the
an error, coming around on a ball hit by       season with a flourish.
her sister, Ally.                                 “It’s our least experienced team in the
   Ally Sweet advanced to second on the        past ten years,” noted assistant coach
play and then Fountain, also Quaboag’s         Don Swarts recently. We’re counting
cleanup hitter, then singled to center for     on ‘V’ (Shader) a lot this season. She’s
the second run of the inning. Quaboag          the type of player who makes everyone
then added an insurance run against            around her that much better.”
Bouchard when Andy Koslowski dou-                 Bouchard showed plenty on Friday.
bled to the gap and after advancing to         But she wasn’t perfect, Haley Fountain
third on a hit by Davonna Johnson, Ko-         was.
slowski scored on a sacrifice fly by Jess           “It was a great win for us,” said Fox.
McCann.                                        “But the game against Leicester is cru-
   It was 3-0. And it set the stage for        cial. I know it’s early. But it may have
Fountain’s first no-hitter and perfect          implications for the league title.”
game. And for the Cougars, able to re-
tain their perfect record heading into            Bob Schron is a sports correspondent for
this week’s clash against D2 champion          Turley Publications. He can be reached at
Leicester, their defense was also sharp.       bschron@turley.com.
   “Haley was great,” noted coach Fox.
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                                                                              – sports –
Sports Calendar                                                                                        COLLEGE I FROM PAGE 15                   to steal later in the inning.
                                                                                                                                                   Ruggieri also had an RBI fielder’s
                                                                                                  part of a 4-for-5 outing on Sunday after-     choice in the top of the first in a 4-3 loss
                                                     consists of a 100-yard swim, half-mile       noon, April 15 to lead the No. 29 nation-     to Elms on Tuesday, April 10.
Warren Community Youth                                                                            ally ranked Franklin Pierce University
Soccer Association Spring Skills                     bike ride and a 300-yard run. Entry                                                           Riggieri also had two hits in the first
                                                     fees are $50 per individual, $65 for adult   baseball team to a 9-2 win over Bentley       game of a doubleheader against Johnson
and Drills mail-in registrations                     teams and $15 for children. These fees       in Northeast-10 Conference Northeast          & Wales on Saturday, April 21.
                                                     will go up after June 1.                     Division play at Dr. Arthur and Martha           She also had an infield hit in the sec-
    WARREN - The Warren Communi-                                                                  Pappas Field.
ty Youth Soccer Association would like                  Proceeds will benefit the Quaboag                                                        ond game.
                                                     Plantation Triathlon scholarship fund –          Kemp connected on his fourth homer           Anna Maria lost both contests.
to remind everyone that the mail in reg-                                                          of the season in the first inning to make it
istration deadline for the Spring Skills             a new addition to this year’s race. Schol-
                                                                                                  2-0 Franklin Pierce.
and Drills program is April 27.                      arships will be given away to students
                                                                                                      Kemp blasted his fifth of the season       Lamoureux delivers RBI
    Applicant’s birthdates must be be-               who have participated in or assisted in
tween Aug. 1, 2003 and Dec. 31, 2007.                the organization of the 2012 triathlon       to left field in the eighth to extend the      single for Lancers
                                                     and will be a 2013 college bound, grad-      Franklin Pierce lead to 9-2.
    Registration fees for all children are                                                            Kemp also helped out in a 13-4 win           WORCESTER - Worcester State
$15 if the child played in the fall and              uating student at Quaboag Regional
                                                     High School. Preference will be given        over Bentley on Saturday, April 14 when       women’s softball player and East Brook-
$26 if the child did not play fall ball, of                                                       in the second inning he delivered an RBI      field resident Aimee Lamoureux ham-
which $11 is needed for the MYSA reg-                to students who have participated in or
                                                     helped in the prior year triathlon.          single, stole second and came around to       mered an RBI single in the bottom of the
istration fee.                                                                                    score on another RBI single.                  sixth inning of a 4-2 loss to WPI on Tues-
    Look for forms at the Warren post                   The triathlon began three years ago
                                                     when the town of West Brookfield was              Kemp would score another run in the       day, April 10.
offices and the WCES lobby.                                                                        fifth after drawing a leadoff walk, ad-           Lamoureux also had a flare single to
    Any questions please contact Greg                celebrating its 250th anniversary. Since
                                                     then, the triathlon has had many partici-    vancing to third on a double and scoring      right field in a 2-1 win over Bridgewater
Majewski at 413-436-7908.                                                                         on a single up the middle.                    State on Saturday, April 21.
                                                     pants from all over Massachusetts.
                                                        For more information about the race,          Kemp also had an RBI bunt single
Runners wanted for Quaboag                                                                        down the third base line in a loss in the     Jankins chips in during
                                                     please visit www.active.com or find us
Plantation Triathlon                                                                              second game of a doubleheader to Bent-
                                                     on Facebook for all race updates.
                                                                                                  ley on Saturday, April 14.                    Bison win over Elms
    WEST BROOKFIELD - The Qua-                                                                        Kemp also had a hit in a 3-2 12-inning
boag Plantation Triathlon, which is in               Players wanted for                           loss to Southern New Hampshire on                HOLYOKE - Nichols baseball ju-
its third year will be held on Saturday,             men’s softball league                        Wednesday, April 11.                          nior and West Brookfield resident Cody
July 7 at 8 a.m. Registrations are now                                                                Kemp was also named to the North-         Jankins had an RBI single in the ninth
being accepted through www.active.                      REGION - The Worcester Sunday                                                           inning to center field to provide an in-
                                                     Night Men’s Softball League is looking       east-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll.
com – mailed in registrations will also                                                               In a 2-2 week for the Ravens, Kemp        surance run in a 12-7 win over Elms on
be accepted.                                         for teams.                                                                                 Tuesday, April 10.
                                                        This will be the 22nd year of the         racked up a .421/.476/.789 slash line
    The triathlon will be held at the West                                                        (AVG/OBP/SLG) at the plate. He hit 8-            Jankins then capped off a 4-for-6 out-
Brookfield town beach, check-in time                  Worcester County Sunday Night Men’s                                                        ing with a two-RBI walk-off single in the
                                                     Softball League.                             for-19 with one double, two home runs
starting at 6 a.m. and finishing at 7:15                                                           and two walks, scored six runs, drove in      nightcap as Nichols swept Eastern Naza-
a.m.                                                    All games are played in Worcester                                                       rene in a key Commonwealth Coast Con-
                                                     and Auburn.                                  five and stole two bases in two attempts.
    The race will begin at 8 a.m. and con-                                                        While he recorded at least one hit in each    ference baseball doubleheader by scores
tinue until all participants have finished.              The league starts on May 6 and runs                                                     of 13-4 and 11-10 on Saturday afternoon,
                                                     through the month of August.                 of the four games on the week, he did the
The race itself consists of a quarter-mile                                                        most damage in the week’s finale, against      April 21.
swim, 12-mile bike ride, and a 5K run                   For more information and price
                                                     please contact Mark Mateiko at mmatei-       Bentley on Sunday afternoon. Kemp
for adults ages 14 and older.
                                                     ko4648@charter.net or 508-867-4648.          went 4-for-5 against the Falcons with         Fabrycki tallies first
    The children’s race, for ages 4-13,                                                           a double and two home runs, drove in          collegiate goal
                                                                                                  three runs and scored twice. It was the
                                                                                                  first multiple-home run game of his ca-           PAXTON - Anna Maria men’s la-
                                                                                                  reer.                                         crosse freshman and Sturbridge resident
                                                                                                      On the season, Kemp is hitting            Connor Fabrycki scored his first career
                                                                                                  .311/.358/.490 over 151 at-bats with          collegiate goal with 1:28 remaining in the
                                                                                                  seven doubles, a triple and six home
                                         Lifelong Learning Center                                 runs. He has scored 31 runs, driven in
                                                                                                                                                first quarter of a 19-6 win over Rivier on
                                                                                                                                                Wednesday, April 11.
                                           1455 N. Main Street, Third Floor                       30, worked 10 walks and stolen 13 bases
                                                                                                  in 16 attempts. Kemp is currently rid-
                                                   (413) 283-2329                                 ing an eight-game hitting streak. It is his
                                          Website: www.topfloorlearning.org                       first career selection to the Northeast-10     Chisholm plays goal for Lancers
                                                                                                  Weekly Honor Roll.
                                                                                                      Kemp added his sixth homer of the            WORCESTER - Worcester State
   BRIDGE TO COLLEGE                                                       May 15                 season with a solo shot in the sixth in-      women’s lacrosse junior and North
                                                                                                  ning of a 10-9 win over Southern New          Brookfield resident Alexandra Chisholm
       Transition to college program offered by                        ACCUPLACER test            Hampshire.                                    combined with senior teammate Haley
        TFL and Holyoke Community College.
            Off-campus education saves you
                                                                          scheduled                   Kemp also had a sacrifice fly for an        Erickson for seven saves in an 18-8 win
                                                                                                  RBI in a 2-1 win over Stonehill on Sat-       over Massachusetts Maritime Academy
    time, travel, and money. 3 college credits awarded.
                                                                                                  urday, April 21.                              on Tuesday, April 10.
 All classes take place at Top Floor Learning, 3rd floor level, Palmer Public Library.                Kemp also had a single in a 27-11 win
                                                                                                  over Stonehill on Friday, April 20.           Hevy helps out in loss to Rivier
            ADULT LITERACY PROGRAMS                                                               Ruggieri singles in                              PAXTON - Anna Maria women’s la-
   English as a Second Language                                    Citizenship                    loss to Pine Manor                            crosse player and North Brookfield resi-
              One to One Tutoring                         For learners of a second language                                                     dent Amanda Hevy scored two goals in a
   for learners of English who are at a beginning      who would like to become U.S. Citizens.                                                  21-12 loss to Rivier on Sunday, April 15.
   level, speak NO English or very little English.                                                   CHESTNUT HILL - Anna Maria
                                                                                                                                                   Hevy also had six goals in the team’s
                                                                                                  women’s softball junior and Sturbridge
   English as a Second Language                           Reading, Writing, Math                  resident Tabitha Ruggieri had a single in
                                                                                                                                                23-15 loss to Mt. Ida on Saturday, April
             Conversation Classes                              One to One Tutoring                                                              14.
       For learners at an Intermediate or                 This individualized program centers
                                                                                                  the fourth inning of a 2-0 loss in the first
      Advanced level who would like more                 on the needs and goals of learners in    game of a doubleheader at Pine Manor
                                                                                                                                                   Compiled by Turley Publications Sports
      opportunities to converse in English.                   reading, writing, and math.         on Saturday, April 14.
                                                                                                                                                Editor Dave Forbes
                                                                                                     Ruggieri would be thrown out trying

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                                                                                                     It was Jankins’ first match since hav-
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                                                                                                                                                doubles team.
                                                                                                                                                    “They’ve come along,” said the coach.
     New Classes                                            Thursday, May 3, 2012                 liant Nicole Cormier in the final of the       “We’ve thought that both Madison and
                                                                5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Begin April 28!                                          Palmer Public Library
                                                                                                  Southern Worcester County League
                                                                                                  Singles Tournament last week.
                                                                                                                                                Stephanie have had the potential to be
        Beginning and Advanced                                 Registration: 5:30                                                               outstanding doubles players. They’re
                                                                                                     In the one, Jankins played some of         more consistent. The big thing is that
         Microsoft Office Basics                              Games begin: 6:00                   her best tennis of the year. However,
          and Internet classes                             Admission $10 per player                                                             they’re getting more used to playing with
                                                                                                  Cormier was too good on that day.             one another. They’re learning each oth-
         Call for a detailed course                         For more information,                    “I learned a lot in that match,” Jankins   er’s moves. But that takes some time.”
        description, fees, and dates.                        call (413) 283 - 2329                said of the 6-4, 6-3 defeat. “I know that
                                                                                                  she’s excellent, but I’m going to continue       Bob Schron is a sports correspondent for
                     For more information on the above programs,                                  working.”                                     Turley Publications. He can be reached at
                 call the Director of Adult Literacy at (413) 283-2329.                              Coach Norm St. Denis of Quaboag            bschron@turley.com.
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                                                          – obituaries –                                            a good sing-a-long that she would find at many gather-
         Paulette L. Cardin, 62                           her husband. A Funeral Mass for Inez was held April
                                                          18 in the Sacred Heart Church in Our Lady of the          ings. She was married for 42 years to Ernest E. McCar-
                                                          Sacred Heart Parish in West Brookfield. Varnum Fu-         thy who died in 1978. She is survived by her children;
   STURBRIDGE - Paulette L. Cardin, 62, of the                                                                      Ernest E. McCarthy, Jr. and his wife, Patricia of War-
Sturbridge Retirement Community, died Friday,             neral Home, Inc., 43 East Main St., West Brookfield
                                                          is entrusted with the arrangements. Burial will be held   ren, Dorothy M. Dierman and her husband, Robert of
April 20, 2012, at UMass Memorial Healthcare/Uni-                                                                   Columbus, NE, Joanne D’Amore and her husband
versity Campus. She is survived by an aunt, cousins,      privately in Pine Grove Cemetery in West Brookfield.
                                                          In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made         Daniel of Palm Bay, FL and Marilyn Coltey and her
and many friends. She was born in Southbridge,                                                                      husband Ronald of North Brookfield. Her son, Richard
October 2, 1949, daughter of the late Lucien E. and       to the Sacred Heart Church in Our Lady of the Sa-
                                                          cred Heart Parish, P.O. Box 563, West Brookfield,          J. McCarthy predeceased her in 1991. Dorothy had 17
Lillia A. (Beaudry) Cardin and lived many years in                                                                  grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and many nieces
Southbridge before moving to Sturbridge. Paulette         MA 01585 or to the West Brookfield Rescue Squad,
                                                          P.O. Box 540, West Brookfield, MA 01585.                   and nephews. Friends and relatives gathered April 21
graduated from high school, and Dudley Secretarial                                                                  for her funeral in St. Paul’s Church in Warren. Burial
School. She was a former secretary at United Lens                                                                   followed in St. Paul’s Cemetery. Memorial contribu-
Co., in Southbridge, and Optim in Sturbridge, and                                                                   tions may be made to St. Paul’s Church, P.O. Box 1027,
many years ago worked for Mass Rehab. She was               Phyllis (Robinson) Lemley, 72                           Warren, MA 01083, to Father Richard Award c/o St.
a member of Saint Anne/Saint Patrick’s Church in                                                                    Elizabeth’s Church, 5 Ransford Ave, Kingston, Jamai-
Fiskdale, and a former member of Sacred Heart of             SPENCER - Phyllis (Robinson) Lemley, 72,               ca, West Indies, or the Quaboag Rehabilitation Activ-
Jesus Church in Southbridge. She enjoyed knitting,        passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 17, 2012         ity Fund, 47 East Main Street, West Brookfield, MA
crossword puzzles, and computer games. Paulette           with her loving companion, Ray Hicks by her side In       01585. Varnum Funeral Home, 43 East Main St., West
was the typist for the Lions Club newsletter, and was     Harrington Memorial Hospital, Southbridge, MA.            Brookfield assisted the family with arrangements.
also a 25-year member of AA. A calling hour was           She leaves her companion Ray Hicks, 2 sons: Timothy
held on April 26 at Sansoucy Funeral Home, South-         Patterson and his wife Shirley of Virginia Beach, Vir-
bridge followed by a Mass at St. Anne’s/St. Patrick’s     ginia and Christopher Lemley and his wife Kim. She
Church, Fiskdale. Burial followed at Saint Mary’s         also left 3 daughters: Debbie Dutcher, Linda Pericault           Stanley Leo Miknaitis, 88
Cemetery in Southbridge.                                  both of Ware, Marie Patterson of West Brookfield; 3
                                                          brothers: Donald Picard of London, Paul Robinson              BARRE - Stanley Leo Miknaitis, 88, died peace-
                                                          and his wife Lorraine of Spencer, Steven Picard of        fully at home on Monday, April 16, 2012. He was
             Verna A Dean, 68                             Oaks Bluff, (Martha’s Vineyard), MA; 2 sisters: Dor-      born in Barre in 1924 to George and Nellie (Cudzma)
                                                          othy Sourdif and her companion Steve Lee of North         Miknaitis and was a life-time resident of Barre. He
    OAKHAM - Verna A. Dean, 68, died peacefully           Brookfield and Elizabeth Sandman Hunter and her            leaves his brother Edward Miknaitis; his sister Nellie
on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at home. She leaves her       companion Thomas Sandman of Leominster, MA. 12            Newcomb; seven children, Stanley Miknaitis, Kathleen
husband of 49 years, Jordan A. Dean; three children,      grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and nieces &        McQueston, Roger Miknaitis, Michael Miknaitis, Wen-
Charles D. Dean and his wife Deborah of Oakham,           nephews.She was predeceased by a granddaughter,           dy Ripley, Gary Miknaitis, and Eileen White; twelve
MA; Cheryl L. Melendy (Dean) and husband Earl             Chelsea, in 2008. Phyllis was born in Worcester, MA       grandchildren; one great-grandchild. He is predeceased
of Tolland, CT.; Brian E. Dean of Oakham, MA; a           the daughter of Edith (Rose) (Robinson) Picard and        by his wife of 32 years Dorothy (Vinskey) Miknaitis;
brother, Arthur Tucker of Hopedale, MA; five grand-        William Robinson and a stepfather Edward Picard.          his brothers, George and John Miknaitis, and his sister
children, Justin, Kevin and Adam Dean of Oakham,          She will be missed by all. Services will be private for   Mary Stolgitis. Mr. Miknaitis was a dairy farmer early
MA and Darrin and Danielle of Tolland, CT; and sev-       the family. Pillsbury Funeral Home, 163 Main St.,         in his career, raising seven children, until fire destroyed
eral nieces and nephews. Verna was born in Holden,        Spencer is directing arrangements. To offer a condo-      the farm in 1964. He worked at Barre Engineering as
MA, the daughter of Verno S. Tucker and Fannie M.         lence or share a memory, please visit: Pillsburyfuner-    a machinist and later worked at the Quabbin Regional
B. Tucker (Patterson). She was a member of the class      alhome.com                                                High School in the maintenance department, serving
of 1962 at Wachusett Regional High School in Hold-                                                                  as president of the custodian, office, and kitchen em-
en. She held several different positions ranging from                                                               ployees’ union for several years. He was a volunteer
secretary to her most recent position as a lab tech-                                                                fireman on the Barre Fire Department from 1941 un-
nician at FLEXcon located in Spencer, MA, where                       John H. Lynch, 95                             til 1974, serving as assistant chief until his retirement.
she ultimately retired. Verna loved to spend time                                                                   Always civic-minded, he received the 4th annual Frank
dabbling in different crafty projects showing that she       STURBRIDGE - John H.                                   Gromelski Award for Community Service in 1993. He
had numerous hidden talents. Later in life, her love      Lynch, 95, of Cedar St. died Thurs-                       served as a silver-haired legislator both as representa-
for crafts was replaced by her love for the sound of      day, April 19, 2012 at Harrington                         tive and later as senator from 1988 until 2003; as a mem-
bells and whistles that could be heard either in New      Hospital after a short illness. His                       ber and president of the Barre Golden Age Club; as a
Jersey or Connecticut, the casinos. She shared many       wife Helen (Clark) Lynch died in                          member and president of the Barre Council on Aging; as
adventures with her husband and several friends on        1984. He leaves 2 daughters; Charlene Richard of          member and chairman of Civilian Law Enforcement Re-
those trips to the casinos; some times the bus trip was   Southbridge, Peg Cote and her husband Leo Cote Jr.        view Advisory Board; as chairman and sub-site manager
even better than the stay in the hotel itself. Though     of Charlton, 4 grandchildren; John and his wife Karen     of the Barre Street Listing Committee from 1990 until
she loved these trips, nothing could replace her true     Cote, Daniel and his wife Christine Cote, David and       2010; as a member of Barre’s Strategic Planning Com-
passion, dog lover. She has had several but her favor-    his wife Lisa Richard and Stephanie Lynch, 6 great        mittee; as vice-chairman Council on CEMACA; on the
ite by far is her big, spoiled rotten, beautiful Boxer    grandchildren; Tiya, Patrick, Samantha, Cody, Josh-       board of directors of the Elderbus and the Barre Senior
named Shilo. Relatives and friends attended calling       ua, Randal, and a great great granddaughter Sophia.       Lunch Program both for 10 years; and as chairman of
hours on April 24 in the Pillsbury Funeral Home, 96       He was predeceased by his son Jeffrey Lynch, son-         the Worcester Nutrition Advisory Board. He was also
South Barre Road, Barre, MA. The funeral was held         in-law Emile Richard, brothers; Walter, Timothy and       a member of the St. Joseph’s Church Parish Council in
April 25 in the funeral home. Burial followed in South    Thomas, sisters; Beatrice Lynch, Margaret Tremblay,       Barre. Mr. Miknaitis was a member of NAFCA for many
Cemetery, Oakham, MA. In lieu of flowers, the fam-         Edith Tavernier. John was born in Cleveland, OH,          years, enjoying camping in his fifth-wheel camp trailer
ily requests that remembrances be made through            the son of the late Christopher and Belle (Shepherd)      and belonged to both the Happy Sam’s and the Bay
donations to the Oakham Council on Aging, 2 Cold-         Lynch, and was raised in Eagle Butte, SD. He lived        Path #114 camping groups, serving as vice-president.
brook Road, #6, Oakham, MA 01068 or the Oakham            many years in the Southbridge, Sturbridge area. He        He enjoyed driving his tractor and maintaining his
Congregational Church, 4 Coldbrook Road, Unit 12,         was a tank driver during the WWII and served in Eu-       grounds in recent years. Calling hours were held on
Oakham, MA 01068.To offer a condolence or share a         rope and received a Purple Heart Medal. He retired        April 19 in Pillsbury Funeral Home, Barre. The funeral
memory please visit: Pillsburyfuneralhome.com             from the Southbridge School System after 20 years of      was held on April 20 with a Mass in St. Josephs Church,
                                                          service. At one time he worked for the American Opti-     Barre. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. In lieu
                                                          cal and United Lens. He was a Detroit Tigers fan. He      of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Barre
                                                          was proud to say he met Mark Fidrich, “the Bird” of
           Inez C. Fredette, 86                           the Detroit Tigers. He enjoyed trips to the casinos and
                                                                                                                    Emergency and Rescue Squad, Inc., 40 West Street,
                                                                                                                    Suite 201, Barre, MA 01005. To offer a condolence or
                                                          playing scratch tickets. He will be remembered for his    share a memory, please visit: Pillsburyfuneralhome.com.
    WEST BROOKFILED - Inez C. (Arsenault)                 sense of humor. The love of his life was his children
Fredette, 86, of West Main St., died Saturday, April      and grandchildren. Calling hours were held April 24
                   14, 2012 in the Radius Health-         in the Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home, 51 Marcy
                   care Center at Southbridge. She        St., Southbridge. A graveside service followed in St.
                   leaves two sons, Duane Fredette        Mary’s Cemetery, Southbridge.
                   and his wife Peggie of Rockledge,         Memorial contributions may be made to the Wound
                   FL and Kyle Fredette and his           Care Center, Harrington Hospital, 100 South,St.
                   wife Alicia of Clearlake, CA; two      Southbridge, MA 01550
                   daughters, Donna Falls and her                                                                               More OBITUARIES on Page 18
                   husband Tom, and Charlene Ma-
                   thieson and her husband David of
West Brookfield; her son-in-law, Edward O’Donnell                Dorothy M. McCarthy, 97
of West Brookfield and her daughter-in-law, Bon-
nie Sargeant of South Yarmouth; two sisters, Doris           WARREN - Dorothy M. (O’Connor) McCarthy,
Terry of Spencer and Mona Penny of Worcester; 10          97, of Winthrop Terrace, Warren died Monday, April
grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren and many niec-                         16, 2012 at the Quaboag Rehabili-
es and nephews. She was predeceased by two hus-                             tation & Skilled Care Center. She
bands, Roland G. Fredette and Edward O. Fredette                            was born in Orange, NJ, daughter
and by two children, Roland R. Fredette and Berna-                          of John and Dorothy (Pohlman)
dette O’Donnell. She was born in Natick daughter                            O’Connor. She lived in Orange,
of the late Joseph and Matilda (Wadman) Arsenault.                          NJ, moving to Warren when Wil-
Inez and her husband, Roland, raised their 6 children                       liam E. Wright Co. moved to West
in Brookfield, later moving to West Brookfield. Mrs.                          Warren. She was a communicant of
Fredette and her husband, Roland, owned and op-                             St. Paul’s Church in Warren. Dor-
erated the former Quaboag Lodge Nursing Home                                othy was active in the church and
in West Brookfield, working side by side for many          the CCD Program. She was a member of the Warren
years. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church        Housing Authority and Council on Aging. She was
in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish in West            an avid Red Sox and Celtic fan and enjoyed following
Brookfield and enjoyed visiting and spending time          the sporting successes of her grandchildren and great
with her grandchildren, reading and taking trips with     grandchildren. She had a sense of humor and love of
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                                – obituaries –                                                                        – public safety –
  William Howard Morrissey, 58                           ness Kingdom Hall, 700 Worcester St., Southbridge.
                                                         A private burial will be held in Oak Ridge Cemetery.                           RIVER WATCH
                                                         Memorial contributions may be made to the Jehovah’s
    NORTH BROOKFIELD - William Howard                    Witness Kingdom Hall, 700 Worcester St. Southbridge,
Morrissey, 58, died at the UMass Memorial Health         MA. 01550. Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home, South-                                                                  TURLEY
Center on April 9, 2012. He was born February 8,         bridge, is assisting the family with arrangements.
                                                                                                                                                                           PUBLICATIONS
                                                                                                                                                                           COURTESY OF EQLT
1954 in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of the late Alfred                                                                                                                       The Quaboag
P. Morrissey and Mary Morrissey. He was prede-                                                                                                                             River in West
ceased in 2011 by his Dad and his brother Peter.                                                                                                                           Brookfield shot
                                                                                                                                                                           on April 25.
He leaves his mother; a sister Susan; brothers Jay
and Bucky (Al Jr.); sister in law Karen; brother in                  Kevin J. Trainor, 61                                                                                  Following this
                                                                                                                                                                           week’s rain-
law Frank; 3 nieces; 5 nephews; a great niece and                                                                                                                          storms, the river
nephew. Bill was a graduate of Westborough High             NORTH BROOKFIELD - Kevin                                                                                       has gone from
                                                         J. Trainor, 61, of 18 King Street, lost                                                                           a below normal
School and held an Associates Degree in Engineer-                                                                                                                          level rating to
ing earned at Quinsigamond Community College             his 5 month battle with brain cancer                                                                              normal range.
and then attended the University of Massachusetts        on April 21, 2012. Kevin leaves be-
in Amherst. He was a Certified Professional IT            hind his beloved wife, Cheryl (South-
                                                                                                                         Editor’s Note: “River Watch” tracks data provided by the US Geo-
Technician. A US Navy veteran, Bill served on the        er) Trainor, his son Kevin P. Trainor                           logical Survey examining Quaboag River flow and flood records
nuclear submarine, the Henry L. Stimpson, as a mis-      of Foxboro, a daughter Kristine and                             taken at a West Brimfield testing station over the past seven
sile technician after attending submarine schools in     her husband Jared Borbons of San                                days. This information is provided to help fisherman, boaters,
Groton, Ct. and King’s Bay, Ga. After leaving the        Jose, CA., his grandsons, Jared                                 and residential abutters understand their local tributaries better.
service, he worked for several years using his elec-     (JJ) and Christian Borbons of San                               For more current daily data and more details, visit http://water-
tronic skills and then for the Veteran’s Construc-       Jose, CA; his father-in-law, John                               watch.usgs.gov/.
tion Team at Devens. Bill was a reader of military       L. Souther of Shirley, many nieces,                                                                   KEY: “Class symbol” refers
                                                         nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law and                            Drainage area:        197 mi2         to how low or high the
history and especially battles at sea. His hobbies                                                                       Discharge:            623 cfs         river is as compared to
included weight lifting, boxing, motorcycles, and        brothers-in-law as well as numerous beloved friends.
                                                                                                                         Flood Stage:          3.21 ft         historical streamflow records.
guitars. He was a collector of classic music of vari-    Kevin was born in Worcester the son of the late James                                                 Lime green is considered
                                                         and Veronica (McGuiness) Trainor. He graduated from             Percentile:           68.29 %
ous styles and times. In lieu of flowers a donation in                                                                    Class symbol:         Lime Green
                                                                                                                                                               “normal” with yellow,
his name to “Save the Children Federation, Inc.” is      Doherty Memorial High School and attended Quin-                                                       rust and red being “below
                                                         sigamond Community College both in Worcester. Kevin             % normal (median):    135.14 %        normal” in descending
suggested. A memorial service will be held for family                                                                                                          order. Ascending shades of
members at a later date. Pillsbury Funeral Home, 44      served Army National Guard. Kevin worked for the                % normal (mean):      113.09 %
                                                         City of Worcester - Department of Public Work for sev-                                                blue into black are “above
Gilbert St., North Brookfield is directing arrange-                                                                                                             normal” percentiles.
ments. To offer a condolence or share a memory,          eral years. He was a member of IUOE for over 20 years
please visit: Pillsburyfuneralhome.com                   until his retirement from Local 4. He spent the last three
                                                         and a half years working for Massachusetts Water Re-         East Brookfield Police Log
                                                         source Authority out of their Barre Facility. Kevin was a
                                                         loving husband and father. He enjoyed deep-sea fishing,                Monday, April 9              • Phone Suspicious Activity, W
                                                                                                                      • Initiated Serve summons, N            Main St., investigated
                                                         golfing and especially his yearly trips to Point Sebago,
            Albert Presutti, 86                          ME with all the guys. Calling hours will be held on
                                                                                                                        Brookfield Rd., citation/warn-       • 911—Medical         Emergency,
                                                                                                                        ing issued                            Podunk Rd., transported to
                                                         Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Pills-    • Phone Investigation, unknown,         UMass
   STURBRIDGE - Albert Presutti, 86, of Park
                                                         bury Funeral Home, 44 Gilbert St., North Brookfield.            dispatch handled                            Friday, April 13
Circle, died Sunday, April 15, 2012 at Harrington
                                                         The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral             Tuesday, April 10             • Cellular Animal call, Harrington
Hospital. He leaves his wife of 62 years Louise (Boz-
                                                         home .The Family asks that in lieu of flowers donations       • Phone Fire brush, Route 49            St. + Harrington Ln., unknown
zo) Presutti; 2 sons John Presutti of Southbridge,
                                                         be made in Kevin’s memory to the Brain Science Foun-           Hwy., extinguished                    outcome
Michael Presutti of Charlton; a daughter Deborah                                                                           Wednesday, April 11                    Saturday, April 14
                                                         dation Inc., 148 Linden Street, Suite 303, Wellesley,
Normandin of Southbridge; 2 brothers William Pre-                                                                     • Phone Animal Call, Route 9          • 911—Complaint, Haywood
                                                         MA 02482 or The Second Chance Animal Shelter, 111
sutti of Southbridge, Anthony DiGregorio of South-                                                                      Hwy., dispatch handled                Dr., gone on arrival
                                                         Young Road, PO Box 136, East Brookfield, MA 01515.
bridge; 2 sisters Esther Coffee of FL, Ellen Vigilante                                                                • 911—Animal call, Bay Path           • 911—Assist Citizen, Tarbell
                                                         To offer a condolence or share a memory please visit:          Rd., services rendered                Dr., report taken
of Southbridge; 6 grandchildren Nicole Welch, Shane
                                                         Pillsburyfuneralhome.com                                            Thursday, April 12                     Sunday, April 15
Presutti, Joshua Presutti, Sarah O’Bryant, Jessica
Cowher, Jessica Cormier and nieces and nephews.                                                                       • Phone Suspicious Activity,          • 911—Medical         Emergency,
                                                                                                                        Young Rd., spoken to                  Blaine Ave., services rendered
Albert was born in Southbridge the son of the late                                                                    • 911—Medical Emergency, W                   Monday, April 16
Paul and Teresa (DiPietro) Presutti and lived in the
area all his life. He retired from the American Op-                  OBITUARIES                                         Sturbridge Rd., transported to
                                                                                                                        Harrington
                                                                                                                                                            • Phone Illegal dumping, Prouty
                                                                                                                                                              Ln., services rendered
tical Co. where he worked over 25 years. He was            Turley Publications will gladly print obituaries with
a member of the Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall                a photo free of charge. Please contact Editor
in Southbridge. He enjoyed gardening, golfing and                     Tim Kane at tkane@turley.com                     North Brookfield Police Log
cooking but most of all he enjoyed his family and                or 413-967-3505 for more information.                         Monday, April 9                spoken to
especially his grandchildren. A memorial talk will                                                                    • 911—Medical         Emergency,      • Phone Fire other, S Main St. +
be held April 28, at 1 p.m. at the Jehovah’s Wit-                                                                       Shore Rd., transported to U-          King St., spoken to
                                                                                                                        Mass                                • 911—Welfare Check, Elm St.,
                                                                     WARRIORS I FROM PAGE 14                          • Phone Safety hazard, Oakham           report taken
                                                         fought 3-2 victory over Southbridge on Wednesday,              Rd., services rendered                      Sunday, April 15
                                                         April 18.                                                    • Phone Complaint, Hillsville Rd.,    • 911—Welfare Check, Elm St.,
                                                                                                                        peace restored                        spoken to
                                                            The Lady Warriors (4-1) took the top two singles                  Tuesday, April 10             • Initiated Welfare check, Elm
                                                         matches with Nicole Cormier winning 6-2, 6-2, at first,       • Phone Fire alarm, N Main St.,         St., checked/secured
                                                         and Ashley Mason with a 6-3, 6-3 win at second.                investigated                        • Initiated Fire illegal burn, Wil-
                                                            Tantasqua also secured appoint on the doubles side        • Radio Complaint/MV opera-             low St., extinguished
                                                         as Aubree Hanks-Wistasek and Samantha Robinson                 tions, Boynton Rd., spoken to       • Phone Notification, N Main St.,
                                                         won 6-3, 6-2, at first.                                       • Phone Complaint/MV opera-             could not locate
                                                                                                                        tions, E Brookfield Rd., spoken      • 911—Assist Citizen, N Main
                                                                                                                        to                                    St., checked/secured
                                                         TRACK AND FIELD                                                   Wednesday, April 11                      Monday, April 16
                                                            The Tantasqua girls varsity track and field team split     • 911—Suspicious          Activity,   • Initiated Fire other, King Rd.,
                                                         with Auburn and David Prouty, losing to Auburn 79-             Murphy Rd, unfounded                  extinguished
                                                         57, and beating David Prouty 122-13.                         • 911—Fire Other, N Main St.,         • 911—Complaint, N Main St.,
                                                            Emily Gustavson was a triple individual winner for          investigated                          transferred call to C3
                                                         the Lady Warriors in the high jump, 400-meter dash           • Phone Fire brush, Warren Rd.,               Tuesday, April 17
                                                         and 200-meter dash.                                            extinguished                        • Initiated Animal call, N Main
                                                            The girls are now 3-1 on the year.                        • Phone Animal call, Brickyard          St., gone on arrival
                                                                                                                        Rd., spoken to                           Wednesday, April 18
                                                            The boys suffered a narrow 70-66 loss against Au-
                                                                                                                      • Phone Medical Emergency,            • 911—Fire Structure, Grove
                                                         burn, but beat David Prouty, 116-20.                           Ward St., services rendered           St., extinguished
                                                            Alex Hellyar won the long jump, triple jump and                  Thursday, April 12                    Thursday, April 19
                                                         100-meter hurdles, while Connor Simonds did so in the        • Phone Medical Emergency,            • Phone Fire brush, Oakham Rd.,
                                                         mile and 800 meters for Tantasqua.                             Brookfield Rd., transported to         extinguished
                                                            The boys are now 3-1 on the year.                           St. Vs.                             • Phone Medical Emergency, N
                                                                                                                      • Initiated Animal call, Mill Rd.,      Main St., unknown outcome
                                                                                                                        unknown outcome                     • 911—Medical Emergency, Bell
                                                         BOYS TENNIS                                                  • Initiated Serve summons,              St., transported to Harrington
                                                            It was a tough night for the Tantasqua boys tennis          Oakham Rd., services ren-                    Friday, April 20
                                                         team as they dropped a 5-0 decision to Longmeadow.             dered                               • 911—Medical Emergency, Bell
                                                            All five matches ended in straight sets.                            Friday, April 13               St., transported to Harrington
                                                                                                                      • 911—911/Hang-up call, Pros-         • Phone Disturbance, N Main St.,
                                                         BOYS LACROSSE                                                  pect St., spoken to                   spoken to
                                                            The Tantasqua boys varsity lacrosse team dropped a        • Phone Hazardous incident, N         • Initiated Serve summons,
                                                                                                                        Main St., services rendered           School St., services rendered
                                                         tough 8-7 decision to Agawam last week.                             Saturday, April 14                    Saturday, April 21
                                                            The Warriors slipped to 6-2-0 on the season.              • 911—Fire Brush, S Main St.,         • Phone Alarm, Brickyard Rd.,
                                                                                                                        extinguished                          false alarm
                                                         BASEBALL                                                     • 911—Medical         Emergency,              Sunday, April 22
                                                            It was a tough week for the Tantasqua varsity base-         Brookfield Rd., transported to       • 911—Fire Structure, N Main
                                                         ball team as they lost by scores of 6-0 St. Peter Marian       St. Vs.                               St., extinguished
                                                         and 8-1 against Clinton.                                     • Initiated Fire illegal burn, N      • Initiated Animal call, Sylvania
                                                                                                                        Common St. + St. John St.,            Grove St., no action required
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                                                                                   Buy it!                                                                        Paying for old autos/ trucks.
                                                                                                                                                                  ALL     THINGS     BASEMENTY!
                                                                                                                                                                  Basement waterproofing, finishing,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     experience       seeks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     beginner and intermediate level
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     students     living    near
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                additional

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ware,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Tantasqua, David Prouty and
                                         LOG LENGTH FIREWOOD for
                                         sale. Approx. 7 cords per truck
                                                                                   Sell it!                                                                       repairs, crawl spaces, humidity &
                                                                                                                                                                  mold control. Free estimates!
                                                                                                                                                                  From Waterproofing to Finishing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Quaboag school regions. Rates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     are very reasonable at $30 for a
                                         load. $650 delivered locally. Price                                                                                                                                         45-minute lesson. Lesson fees
                                         subject to change. Also specialize
                                         in heat treated kiln dried firewood.
                                         Insect free. Dryness guaranteed
                                                                                   Love it!                                                                       Basement Systems
                                                                                                                                                                  (877)864-2115
                                                                                                                                                                  ReminderBasements.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     include costs for all charts, CDs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and handouts, learning and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     improving how to sight-read notes,

  A public service announcement
presented by your community paper
                                         Premium Hardwood Pellets $235
                                         per ton. Cash and Carry. 1-800-
                                         373-4500.
                                                                                   Drive it!                                                                      BARRE ROOFING SPECIALIST
                                                                                                                                                                  Joe Rivard, over 25 years
                                                                                                                                                                  experience,      residential   &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     four-way limb control, dynamics,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     rudiments, and using your own
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ears with my play-along tracks for
                                                                                                                                                                  commercial, licensed and insured,                  interpretive playing and soloing in
ALL NEW PLUSH top Queen                  PARTIALLY SEASONED OAK &
                                                                                                                                                                  free estimates, work guaranteed.                   jazz, rock, blues, and funk styles.
mattress and box still in plastic.       HARD WOODS. Cut, split,
                                                                                                                                                                  Lic. #141532. 978-355-6947.                        Willing to travel to student’s home
Was $599, Sell for $299.
(413)885-3065. Rt. 20, Palmer.
                                         delivered. 2, 3 & 4 cord loads.
                                         R.T. Smart & Sons. 1-413-267-
                                         3827.
                                                                                                READ IT!!!                                                        BRONZE STAR SERVICES, LLC
                                                                                                                                                                  bobcat work, retaining walls,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to offer weekly or twice monthly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     lessons in the evening or on the
ANTIQUE AND PERIOD chairs –                                                                                                                                       patios, Spring clean-up, loaming,                  weekends. Professional school
Restored with new woven seats –          SEASONED FIREWOOD 128                                                                                                    seeding.    WEEKLY       lawncare                  band director references, current
Many styles and weaves available.        ct.ft. $180. Green Firewood 128                                                                                          services. Insured. Call Fran                       student list, and full CORI check
Call (413)267-9680.
BRASS FIREPLACE SCREEN
                                         cu.ft. $160. Cut, Split, Delivered.
                                         Standing wood wanted. Top price              15 Weekly Newspapers                                                        (413)575-7573.
                                                                                                                                                                  CHAIR SEAT WEAVING &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     available upon request. Call 508-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     867-5985 for more details.
                                         paid. (413)277-0074.                                                                                                                                                        PAINT AND PAPER Over 25
and doors with accessories.                                                                                                                                       refinishing - cane, fiber rush &
Beautiful, $150. Please call Janet
(508)867-8415.                                Miscellaneous                                                   Serving                                             splint - Classroom instructor, 20 +
                                                                                                                                                                  years experience. Call Walt at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     years experience. Free estimates.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     References. Lic #086220. Please
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     call Kevin 978-355-6864.
FISHING BOAT FOR sale.                   AVIATION                                                                                                                 (413)267-9680 for estimate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     PLUMBING JOBS DONE by fast
Salt/Fresh water, deep hull 16’
Starcraft Aluminum with 85 HP
Johnson outboard on a steel “Cox”
                                         MAINTENANCE/AVIONICS
                                         Graduate in 15 months. FAA
                                         approved; financial aid if qualified.
                                                                                       50 Local Communities                                                       CHIMNEY SERVICES: CLEAN-
                                                                                                                                                                  INGS, caps, dampers, repairs
                                                                                                                                                                  including masonry and liners. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and accurate master plumber.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Small jobs welcome. Cheap hourly
trailer. Take it for a Test Drive end    Job placement assistance. Call                                                                                                                                              rate. LC9070 Paul 413-323-5897.
                                                                                                                                                                  best for less!!! Worcester to
of May- beginning of June. $2,000        National Aviation Academy Today!                                                                                         Pittsfield. 508-245-1501, 413-650-
(413)231-7199.                           1-(800)292-3228 or NAA.edu                                                                                               0126
MOTORIZED LIFT CHAIR, gently                                                         Wanted To Buy                                  Services                      CHIP’S ASPHALT! SPECIAL-
                                         HAS YOUR BUILDING SHIFT-
used. Lifts from sitting to standing                                             NEW        ENGLAND        ESTATE                         *****                   IZING in driveway repairs. From
                                         ED? Contact Woodford Bros. Inc.
position. For more information call                                              PICKERS “in the Old Monson                                                       maintenance to newly installed.
                                         for straightening, leveling, founda-
(413)967-8641. $500 or best offer.                                               Bowling Alley” We are buying all                                                 Paving, sealcoating, crack filling.
                                         tion and wood frame repairs at 1-
PERENNIALS FOR SALE Laker                800-OLD-BARN/                           types      of     Antiques      and                                              Free estimates! Cell #1-774-200-
Lane Farms, 267 Bay Road,                www.woodfordbros.com                    Collectibles!! Simply bring your                                                 8102.
                                                                                 items in for a Free Evaluation and/                                                                                                 WE      RENOVATE,        SELL      &
Belchertown. Bring this AD–Get           MAHIC#155877; CTHIC#571557;
                                                                                 or Cash Offer!! All Gold and                                                                                                        PURCHASE (any condition) horse
one Free with purchase of any            RICRB#22078.
                                                                                 Silver Items to include; jewelry,                                                                                                   drawn vehicles such as sleighs,
plant. Debbie (413)575-8862.
                                         PROMOTE YOUR PRODUCT,                   costume and estate pcs., wrist/                 A CALL WE HAUL                                                                      carriages, surreys, wagons, dr’s
QUABBIN SPECIAL 14’ Sylvan                                                                                                                                         Colonial Carpentry Innovations, Inc.              buggies,      driveable   or   lawn
                                         service or business to 1.7 million      pocket watches, class ring, etc.,               Fast Junk Removal                       Design & Build Team
sports trawler, livewell, new trolling                                           broken or not. Silverware sets,                  WE TAKE IT ALL                                                                     ornaments. Some furniture and
                                         households      throughout    New                                                                                        “New World Technology with Old World Quality”
motor, 15hp, 4 stroke Honda. New
aluminum trailer $1,500. (413)267-
                                         England. Reach 4 million potential      trays, trophies, etc., Coins of all                 LOAD IT ALL                   www.colonialinnovation.com                        other       restoration     services
                                         readers quickly and inexpensively       sorts, Proof sets, Silver dollars                   Lowest Rates                                                                    available.      Reasonable prices.
                                                                                                                                                                             Kitchens • Baths • Doors • Additions
3624.                                                                            and other coinage collections! All        Closings, Free Estimates, Attics               Renovations • Custom Designs • New Homes   Quality       workmanship.      Call
                                         with great results. Use the Buy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (413)213-0373 or (413)277-5404
QUEEN PLUSH TOP Mattress                 New England Classified Ad               types of Old Advertising Signs,
                                                                                 Military items to include Daggers,
                                                                                                                              Cleanouts, Appl, Bsmnts.                            Bob (413) 374-6175                 for estimate and information.
                                                                                                                                Expert demo services
Set, famous "S" brand, NEW in
plastic, Must Sell $150 call or text
                                         Network by calling (413)283-8393,
                                         classifieds@turley.com. Do they         Swords, Bayonets, guns, medals,           10% disc. All Major CC's accepted       lic. & ins.   or Jen (413) 244-5112                          Demers & Sons
                                         work? You are reading one of our        uniforms, etc. Old toys, train sets,       CALL NOW - 1-800-414-0239                                                                        401 Mill Valley Road
Dan 413-282-8360
                                         ads now!! Visit our website to see      dolls, metal trucks, old games,                    (413)283-5030                                                                            Rte. 181 (across from
SAWDUST FOR SALE. Pick up or                                                     model car kits from the ‘60s, old          WWW.ACALLWEHAUL.COM                   DRIVEWAYS, OIL AND stone,                                Mill Valley Golf Course)
                                         where your ads run
delivery.   Westview Farms                                                       bicycles, motorcycles, pedal                                                     durable but inexpensive. Choice of                              Belchertown
                                         communitypapersne.com
(413)267-9631.                                                                   cars, Matchbox, action figures,                                                  colors, also driveway repair and
                                                                                 Pre-1970’s Baseball cards, comic                                                 trucking available. Fill/ Loam/                         Child Services
          Tag Sale                       Musical Instruments                     books, etc.! Old picture frames,                                                 Gravel. Call J. Fillion Liquid
                                                                                                                                                                  Asphalt (413)668-6192.                             *NEW STATE LAW. Anyone
      KEV’S BARNYARD                                                             prints and oil paintings, old                                                                                                       advertising caring of children must
                                         CLARINET/FLUTE/VIOLIN/TRUM              fishing equipment, lures, tackle                                                 DRYWALL        AND    CEILINGS,
       FLEA MARKET                                                                                                                                                                                                   list a license number to do so if
                                         PET/Trombone/Amplifier/Fender           boxes! Post Card albums, old                                                     plaster repair. Drywall hanging.
         Also Furniture                                                                                                                                                                                              they offer this service in their own
                                         Guitar, $69 each. Cello/Upright         coke machines, pinball, juke                                                     Taping & complete finishing. All
      Wednesday - Sunday                                                                                                                                                                                             home.
                                         Bass/Saxophone/French                   boxes, slot machines, musical                                                    ceiling textures. Fully insured.
        10AM - 4:30PM
                                         Horn/Drums,       $185       ea.        instruments, guitars of all types,       ***A A CALL – HAUL IT ALL***            Jason at Great Walls.                                Cleaning Services
       #185 Route 202,
                                         Tuba/Baritone    Horn/Hammond           banjos, horns, accordions, etc.          Cheaper than a dumpster. I do all       (413)563-0487
          Granby, MA
                                         Organ. Others 4 sale. 1-516-377-        Old     cameras,      microscopes,       the work, cleanouts, attics, cellars,                                                      TOP TO BOTTOM CLEANER No
        (413)467-1722                                                                                                                                             FREE METAL PICKUP appli-
                                         7907.                                   telescopes, etc. This is a general       barns, garages and appliance                                                               job too big or too small. Weekly,
       DEALER SPACE                                                                                                                                               ances, tractors, furnaces, a/c,
                                                                                 list of some items that can be           removal. 10% discount with this                                                            bi-weekly, monthly, Spring or Fall.
     www.kevsbarnyard.com                                                                                                                                         swingsets, lawnmowers, water
                                                    Wanted                       worth Real Money. Just like on           ad. Free Est.
                                                                                                                          (866)517-4285.
                                                                                                                                             (413)596-7286,
                                                                                                                                                                  heaters, washers, dryers, wood
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Honest, dependable, thorough.
MOVING SALE SAT. April 28, 9-                                                    T.V. We buy all things seen on                                                                                                      Dale Noel (413)289-9253 or
3. 31 Dana Hill, Belchertown.            CASH QUICKLY FOR Diabetic               “Pickers” and the “Pawn Shop”                                                    stoves. Will pay for cars. Junk &                  (413)813-5528
                                         Test Strips! Top Prices paid for        shows!! Call or Bring your items                                                 rubbish removed for a fee.
RUTLAND 16TH ANNUAL Town                                                                                                                                          (508)867-2564.
                                         unexpired up to $28. Shipping           in to our 4,500 square foot store!!
Wide Yard Sale, Sat. April 28.
                                         paid. Call today 888-369-8973,          64 Main Street., Monson (“The                                                         HANDYMAN SERVICES
200+ participants. Maps at town                                                                                                              A and D
                                         www.fastcashforstrips.com
lines and on Common (Rts 122A
and 56) starting at 7:15am. Rain
or Shine. Join the fun!
                                         OLD     CARPENTER       TOOLS
                                                                                 Old Bowling Alley”) We are your
                                                                                 Estate Specialists!! Over 30 yrs.
                                                                                 in the Antique Business! Prompt
                                                                                                                                             Hauling                       One call does it all
                                                                                                                                                                             Storm Clean-up
                                                                                                                                                                               Remodeling,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Our
                                         wanted. Planes, chisels, saws,          Courteous Service! Open Daily
          Firewood                       levels, etc. Call Ken 413-433-
                                         2195. Keep your vintage tools
                                         working and get MONEY.
                                                                                 10:00- 5:00 Sun. 12:00- 5:00
                                                                                 (413)267-3729.
                                                                                                                          A AND D HAULING. Affordable,
                                                                                                                          Dependable Removal at its best!
                                                                                                                                                                              Roof Repairs,
                                                                                                                                                                               Excavating
                                                                                                                                                                     Fully insured. Free estimates.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Classifieds
**FOUNTAIN FIREWOOD** 2                                                                                                   Real Estate closings our specialty.               Reasonable rates
YRS. SEASONED Red & White
Oak, Mixed Hardwood $200.
Green $180. 1-4 cords. Cut, split,
                                             Wanted To Buy
                                                                                           Services
                                                                                 ABSOLUTE CHIMNEY SERV-
                                                                                                                          Will clean homes, attics, cellars
                                                                                                                          and barns. *Demo work and metal
                                                                                                                                                                        www.rlhenterprises.net
                                                                                                                                                                             (413)668-6685.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Get
                                                                                                                          removal at discounted rates. 10%
delivered. Monson (413)657-6143.
ALL SEASONED HARDWOOD
                                         CASH PAID FOR older guitars,
                                         banjos,      mandolins,      guitar
                                         amplifiers. Any condition. Fender,
                                                                                 ICES C.S.I.A. Certified and
                                                                                 Insured. Sweeping chimneys year
                                                                                 round. Thank you. 413-967-8002.
                                                                                                                          discount with ad. Free estimates.
                                                                                                                          413-477-0213 (business)
                                                                                                                          413-575-7961 (cell)
                                                                                                                                                                  HOME THEATER, AV Tech.
                                                                                                                                                                  (Cert. ISF/HAA). The only Cert.
                                                                                                                                                                  Installers in this area. Put in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Results!!
cut, split and delivered. Prompt                                                                                                                                  theater for you or install a Plasma
delivery.   MC/Visa     Westview         Martin, Gibson, National Guild,                                                                                          the right way. Sales, service. 413-
                                         Dobro,     Gretch,   etc.   (NEW                                                 ACE CHIMNEY SWEEPS. Clean -
Farms 111 East Hill Road,                                                                                                 ings, inspections, repairs, caps,       374-8000, 413-374-8300.
Monson (413)267-9631.                    PHONE) 413-335-1634.                                                                                                     www.a-v-tech.com
                                                                                                                          liners, waterproofing, rebuilds.
CORDWOOD 48 YRS in business              LEE’S COINS AND jewelry.                                                         Gutterbrush Installations. Local        ROOF MAINT., MGMT, MA-
Seasoned hardwood cut, split,            Buying, selling gold and silver. 239                                             family owned since 1986. HIC            TERIAL. Spring roof cleaning
                                                                                       ***A B HAULING AND                 #118355. Fully insured. (413)547-
delivered $190/ cord 128 cu.ft. 3        West Main Street, East Brookfield                                                                                        special.    Removes     damaging
                                                                                      REMOVAL SERVICE***                  8500.
cord minimum. Call (413)283-             9-6 Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat                                                                                            algae, moss, mildew and staining.
                                                                                 Cellars, attics, garages cleaned,
4977.                                    (508)637-1236. (508)341-6355.                                                                                            Free estimate includes roof
                                                                                 yard     debris.   Barns,  sheds,        AFFORDABLE POOL OPEN-
                                         WANTED: MUSICAL INSTRU-                                                                                                  inspection. (413)231-3131.
PARTIALLY SEASONED FIRE-                                                         demolished.      Swimming   pools        INGS, liner changes and weekly
WOOD 99% oak. Call for early             MENTS, Accordions and sound             removed. 20 yd. container, truck         maintenance for above and               TIM’S CONSTRUCTION SERV-
deals! Cut, split, delivered. Also       equipment in any condition. Cash        available. Cheaper than dumpster         inground swimming pools. Free           ICE Spring clean-up, carpentry,
shavings for animal bedding.             Paid! Gordon Lasalle Music -            fees and we do all work. Lowest          estimates. Please call (413)250-        decks, porches and tractor work,
Buying standing timber (413)244-         Southbridge MA Call (508)765-           rates.     (413)267-3353,     cell       3776. Please contact Jackie B.          water control and trenches. Call
0035 Kevin Blaine.                       9352                                    (413)222-8868.                                                                   (413)563-2229.
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Cleaning Services                  Computer Services                      Home Improvement                                Instruction                            Landscaping                                Landscaping
                                                                      DRS     PAINTING      &  HOME                      TRUCK DRIVERS                     ALL SPRING, SUMMER, FALL.                  TRACTOR FOR HIRE
                                           COMPUTER WIZ
                                                                      IMPROVEMENTS One call does it                          NEEDED                        Specializing in shrub and tree             •Backhoe/ loader
                                    For all your computing needs.
                                                                      all. Free estimates. Best price               A & B CDL CLASSES + BUS                trimming, (2011 storm repair and           •Brushhogging and field mowing
                                       Trouble shooting, virus
                                                                      guaranteed. Lic #168118 Insured               Chicopee, Ma (413)592-1500             removal, arborvitae/ hemlocks)             •Specializing in medium and small
                                        removal, PC Tune up,
                                                                      (413)218-9042      or e-mail us               UNITED TRACTOR TRAILER                 grass cutting, landscape design,           jobs
                                             Laptop Repair.
                                                                      dsheldon12@yahoo.com                                   SCHOOL                        Spring and Fall cleanups and               •Low hourly rates- 7 days per
                                    1605 N Main St., Palmer MA
                                                                                                                           Unitedcdl.com                   removal. Mulch, stone, loam                week
                                            (413)283-7500.            HOME IMPROVEMENTS. RE-
                                                                                                                                                           deliveries, also small loader and          SCREENED LOAM
                                                                      MODELING. Kitchens, baths.
                                  THE COMPUTER GUYS Mobile            Ceramic tile, windows, painting,                  Landscaping                        back hoe service, snowplowing.             •Special- Delivered and Spread
                                                                                                                                                           Professional and fully insured.            $28/yd (15 yd minimum)
                                  computer repair. We come to you!    wallpapering, textured ceilings,                   A PERFECT LAWN                    Please call Bob (413)538-7954,             Delivery only- call for price
                                  Kevin (413)896-5840.                siding,     roofing,     additions.              spring and fall clean ups           (413)537-5789.                             •Volume discounts
& COMPLETE                                                            Insurance      work.     Basement
                                                                      waterproofing and French drains.
                                                                                                                      weekly/ bi-weekly mowing
                                                                                                                                                           GROUND SABLE BARK Mulch:                   (413)530-0256
                                          Electrician                 Fully insured. Free estimates. 413-
                                                                                                                          seasonal contracts
                                                                                                                      new installs, over seeding           Pure organic bark mulch from our
 JANITORIAL                       DEPENDABLE        ELECTRICIAN,
                                                                      786-9250. Ron. Member of the
                                                                      Home Builders Association of MA.
                                                                                                                   mulching, tree cutting & pruning        sawmill, not a blend! $34/ yd
                                                                                                                                                           loaded at our sawmill, loading
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lawn & Garden
                                  FRIENDLY       service,  installs                                                 heavy equipment, hardscaping
                                                                                                                          drainage problems                charge applies on 4 yd and less,           10% SENIOR DISCOUNT Brush,
   SERVICE                        deicing cables. Free estimates.
                                  Fully insured. Scot Winters
                                                                      MARTIN MURPHY CARPENTRY
                                                                      Complete Home Improvement                    we do the work so you can enjoy         $40.00 delivery charge within 10
                                                                                                                                                           miles of sawmill. 4 yd-20 yd
                                                                                                                                                                                                      small    tree    removal,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      cleaning, mowing, organic &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Spring
                                  electrician Lic. #13514-B Call      Specialist-additions,     garages,                       your yard
                                                                                                                            free estimates                 delivery available. Canadian Tree          chemical fertilizing. No mess left
413-531-9393                      (413)244-7096.                      decks siding, windows, kitch-
                                                                      ens/baths, finished basements,                     413-283-lawn(5296)                Expert Inc., Rt. 9, Ware. 413-967-
                                                                                                                                                           6553, (413)531-8337.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      behind. Free estimates. Call Chad
                                                                                                                                                                                                      (508)769-8242.
                                                                      septic systems, all repair work,
www.rogersrugs.com                 Home Improvement                   Please call-413-967-9897- license/            A-1 RICK BERGERON LAWN                 LOAM- $18/ YARD delivered
                                                                      registered/ insured- cell 413-949-                       CARE                        locally, 18 yard minimum. Call for            IMMACULATE LAWN CARE
                                    20+ YEARS EXPERIENCE!
                                                                      1901                                               Spring Clean-ups                  pricing    on    lesser  amounts                Full Service Landscaping
                                   Complete carpentry, drywall and
  OFFICE                            painting services. For all your
                                     home improvement needs.
                                                                      REASONABLE RATES, DRY-
                                                                                                                      Mowing & Landscaping
                                                                                                                        Loader and Backhoe
                                                                                                                                                           (413)289-2026.                                       Spring is here!!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Start fertilizing now;
                                                                      WALL,      Sheetrock,      Taping,                      Trucking                     SCREENED LOAM: SCREENED                       get your pre-emergents down
                                      Kitchens, baths, finished
CLEANING                                basements and more!
                                                                      Textures, Knock downs, general
                                                                      renovations, repairs, painting, tile.
                                                                                                                          Wood Chipping
                                                                                                                      Over 25 yrs. in business
                                                                                                                                                           to 3/8, no pesticides. $20.00 yd.
                                                                                                                                                           loaded at sawmill, $20 loading fee
                                                                                                                                                                                                        before the weeds start growing
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lawns starting at $35!!!
                                   Joe’s GC-License #CS093368.
                                                                      Insured. Free estimates. 413-427-                  All Calls Returned                for 4 yds and less, $29.00 yd
 SERVICE                                   (413) 219-6951.
                                                                      4662. Ma Reg #274556DA                                413-283-3192                   delivered within 10 miles of
                                                                                                                                                           sawmill, 8 yd minimum for free
                                                                                                                                                                                                       • Mowing & Trimming
                                                                                                                                                                                                       • Mulch
                                  C-D HOME IMPROVEMENT. 1                                                                                                                                              • Cleanups
                                  Call for all your needs. Windows,
                                                                                 Instruction                      ACM. HYDROSEEDING, LOAM,                 delivery, 4 yd orders $40 delivery          • Hand weeding
                                                                                                                  bobcat, fieldstone walls, retaining
Roger M. Driscoll                 siding, roofs, additions, decks,
                                                                          DON'T BE A STARVING                     wall systems, pavers, trex decks,
                                                                                                                                                           charge within 10 miles. Canadian
                                                                                                                                                           Tree Expert Inc., Rt. 9, Ware. 413-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       • Tree Work

    Owner                         baths, hardwood floors, painting.                                                                                                                                    • Thatching
                                                                          ARTIST - learn how to teach             mulch and plantings. Waterfalls          967-6553, (413)531-8337.
                                  All work 100% guaranteed.                                                                                                                                            • Planting
                                                                          painting with this special              and ponds. ACMBUILDING.COM
                                  Licensed and insured. Call Bob                                                                                                                                       • Loam
                                                                          method to people of all ages            (413)348-9826.
                                  (413)596-8807 Cell (860)301-8283                                                                                                                                     • Seeding
 Fully Insured                    CS Lic. #97110, HIC Lic #162905
                                                                          and abilities and have your own
                                                                          business with a stable income.
                                                                                                                  HYDROSEEDING AND LAND-
                                                                                                                  SCAPE Construction. Retaining
                                                                                                                                                                                                       • Drainage
                                                                                                                                                                                                       • Aeration
Free Estimates                    CERAMIC TILE INSTALLATION
                                  Kitchen,   bath,    foyers. Free
                                                                          Fill the need for more art in
                                                                          healthcare facilities. Check it
                                                                                                                  walls, walkways, patios, erosion
                                                                                                                  control, skid steer work, fencing,
                                                                                                                                                                                                       • Edging
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fully insured
                                  estimates,     references.   Lic        out at:                                                                                                                          Call Josh (413)668-7020
                                                                                                                  plantings, loam, trenching, etc.
                                  #086220. Please call Kevin              www.artis4every1.com or call                                                                                                      Jgaulin007@gmail.com
                                                                                                                  Free      estimates.    Medeiros.
                                  (978)355-6864.                          (508)882-3947                           (413)267-4050.




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PRIVACY HEDGE CEDAR tree              A HOLE IN your roof to a Whole         DIETARY AIDES/UTILITY WORK-                THE REWARDS ARE ENDLESS-
$7.50 windbreaks, installation and    New Roof! Specializing in hard to      ERS needed for Assisted Living             become a Foster Parent! Call
other species available. Mail         find leaks. Call N.P. Home             Facility. Part-time and Full-time          today to learn about working with
order. Delivery. We serve ME, NH,     Improvements for your roofing          positions available. Must be               children and adolescents with
CT,     MA,      NJ,   NY,     VT.    needs. Storm damage experts.           reliable, energetic and personable.        special emotional needs. $350
discounttreefarm.com, 1-800-889-      (413)532-7603                          Pleasant working environment.              weekly tax free stipend.     Call
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                                      AFFORDABLE,          ONE      DAY
                                                                             Amherst, 130 University Drive,             at 413-734-2493. See us on                             REAL ESTATE
ROTOTILLER FOR HIRE $25               ROOFING ALL types of roofs,                                                                                                              ASSOCIATES
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                                                                             6800
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weekends only. Call Bill (413)221-    T.P.O. Roofs framed and repaired,                                                 WATER/SEWER LABORER                                                             OWNED SINCE 1958”
                                                                             FULL-TIME RN/BSN WANTED                    THE town of Monson is seeking a
0421.                                 rafters plywood etc. we beat all
                                                                             for Assisted Living Facility.
                                      prices! Fast, neat, dependable.                                                   full-time Water/Sewer Laborer to                 JILL A. GRAVEL, BROKER
SPRING CLEAN-UP, MOWING,
                                      Over 30 years experience. All
                                                                             Seeking a positive Team Player             provide skilled manual labor and                                                                      CHECK
pruning, mulch, planting, seeding,                                           with     strong     organizational,                                                    See thousands of homes
loam, fertilizing. Brush and tree
                                      work      guaranteed.      License
                                                                             communication, and supervisory
                                                                                                                        craftsmanship including operation
                                                                                                                        of water or sewer equipment for                      for sale                                        OUT OUR
                                      #CS97023 (413)237-5075 Daniel
removal. Belchertown, Pelham,
                                      A. Kiley Builders, LLC, Springfield,
                                                                             skills.                                    maintenance of the distribution                  24 hours a day                                        NEW
Amherst areas. Call Ed (413)687-                                             Apply to: Karen Walters-Zucco,                                                             7 days a week at
8652.
                                      MA. Major credit cards accepted.
                                                                             Executive Director, The Arbors at
                                                                                                                        and collection systems under the
                                                                                                                        direct supervision of the W & S             www.gravelrealestate.com                                 WEBSITE!
                                      ALL TYPES OF ROOFING, shin-            Amherst, 130 University Dr,                Maintenance Man. The ideal
            Pools                     gle, flat and slate. Call Local        Amherst      MA    01002     email         candidate     must    possess    a           Thinking of selling?                      NEW LISTING
                                      Builders (413)626-5296. Complete       kwalters-
ABC POOL & SPA Accredited                                                                                               Massachusetts D-2 and T-1                     Call us today for a
                                      roofing systems and repairs.           zucco@arborsassistedliving.com,
BBB Member. License #150679.                                                                                            Certified Operator of Drinking              no cost, no obligation
                                      Fully licensed and insured. MA CS      phone (413)548-6800
Great deals on Gli, Merlyn, Triac                                                                                       Water Facilities licenses or be                market value on
                                      #102453.      Lifetime   warranty.
above & inground Liners, liner        Senior Discount.
                                                                                                                        required to attain them within the               your home!
                                                                             GENERAL LABORER LAWN                                                                                                    BELCHERTOWN – Trade in your
changes, pool package deals, pool                                                                                       next testing period. Contact the
                                                                             maintenance & other labor for a                                                                                         home towards the purchase of this
installations & removal, openings,    ROOF MAINT., MGMT., MA-                                                           Monson Water & Sewer Dept. at                        TWO
                                      TERIAL. Senior veteran, ADA            local business. Call 800-245-3145.                                                                                      magnificent Colonial Horse property
leak detection. Mark Kirk owner,                                                                                        tel. (413)267-4130, fax (413)267-                OPEN HOUSES                 on 17+ acres of flat land. Detailed
7am to 7pm (413)531-4192.             Discounts. Mention this ad.                                                       4106, or e-mail
                                                                             HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERA-                                                                     SATURDAY, 4/28               finish carpentry in every room-4,900
                                      Additional 10% off labor. Free                                                    www.monsonws@monson-ma.gov                                                   sf. Stunning! (71369734) $795,000
AFFORDABLE POOL OPEN-                                                        TOR Seeking hard working                                                                     NOON-2pm
                                      estimates. Fully insured. (413)231-                                               Completed applications must be
INGS, cover pumping, tear downs,                                             individual to perform labor &
                                      3131.                                                                             received at the Monson Water &
filter repair, new/used filters,                                             equipment operation duties for all
                                                                                                                        Sewer Department, 198WD Main
                                                                                                                                                                                                     OPEN HOUSE - SUN., 12-2PM
                                                                             divisions incl. Highway, Water,
motors, weekly vacs, chemicals.               Tree Work                      Sewer, & Solid Waste. Operates
                                                                                                                        Street, P.O. Box 388, Monson, MA
Call to schedule LaRue (413)583-                                                                                        01057 before 3:30 p.m. May 4,
7890 (413)386-8557                    A A A1 - JAY’S TREE SERVICE,           trucks, snow plows, backhoe,
                                                                                                                        2012.
                                      affordable prices, tree removal,       front-end/bucket     loaders,      jet
     Legal Services                   hazard tree removal, cordwood,         vacuum, sweeper, roller, street
                                                                                                                        YARD WORK, HOLLAND area
                                      stump grinding. We’re insured for      paver, manual & power tools, etc.
                                      your protection. Don’t be fooled,      under all weather conditions & for         fallen tree limbs cut, leaves raked
 BANKRUPTCY LEGAL
                                      ask to see a policy, free estimates.   prolonged      periods     of   time.      flex hours cell 617-312-1022                      91 Church Street           53 Cheryl Circle, BELCHERTOWN
 SERVICES
                                      Mon.-Sun. Call Jay. 413-283-           Requires a valid Class B CDL               $10.00 per hour                                        Ware                  – VNeed lots of space? Grand 4BR,
 Are your debts overwhelming?
                                      6374.                                  w/air brake end., valid 2A Hoisting                                                   Gracious and Grand! Stop by       2.5BA Cont. Colonial with over
 Need Loan Modification help?                                                                                                                                                                        3,800 sf. of living space and all the
                                                                             Engineer’s Lic. 1-2 yrs rel. work                                                     and see for yourself all this
 Stop calls and protect your
 assets. Find out what options
                                      AFFORDABLE STUMP GRIND-
                                                                             exp.; union job, pay range $15.21-              Business Opp.                         spacious home has to offer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     amenities. (71350058) $439,000
                                      ING. Fast, dependable service.
 are    available.   Reasonable                                              19.19/hr, exc. benefits, prof. work        MIA BELLA CANDLE business-                 Asking $214,900.
                                      Free estimates. Fully insured. Call                                                                                                                             OPEN HOUSE - SUN., 1-3PM
 rates. Payment plans available.                                             environment. Application available         Become a Mia Bella Distributor!
                                      Joe Sablack. 1-413-436-9821 Cell
 A federally approved “debt relief                                           for print online at www.wilbraham-         It's fun! It's simple! It's profitable!
                                      1-413-537-7994
 agency” providing debt and                                                  ma.gov or in the Selectmen’s               visit website: www.jrwde.scent-
 bankruptcy counseling.               KEN’S TREE SERVICE AND                 Office, Town of Wilbraham, 240             team.com
 Attorney Carrie Naatz, West          LAND CLEARING. We also do              Springfield St., Wilbraham MA              Western Mass Distributor: Joaquin
 Springfield, 413-336-8300.           Landscaping/ stonework. Fully          01095.     Deadline     is    Friday,      Rodriguez 413-777-8032
                                      insured. Free Estimate. Cordwood       5/11/2012. EEO
   NEED A GOOD LAWYER?                available.         (413)436-7262,
Attorney Kevin Jourdain can help!     (774)452-2950.                         HELP WANTED AT Antique                             Real Estate                                                          226 State St., BELCHERTOWN –
                                                                             Shows Part-time Snack Bar,                                                                     81 Maple Court           Charming energy efficient 3BR, 1BA
  Bankruptcy, Driver’s licenses,            STUMP GRINDING                                                                                                                                           Ranch featuring new Pergo floors in
                                                                             Parking Cars, Yard        work,                                                                    Ware
      Personal Injury, Wills.            FAST Service, Best Prices                                                                                                                                   LR, DA & kitchen. New kitchen appli-
                                                                             Refinishing Antiques Etc.  Call                                                       Inviting    and    Immaculate!
 An Affordable General Practice.        888-41STUMP/413-289-1524                                                                                                                                     ances. (71350864) 179,000
                                                                             413-304-0469                                                                          Come view this fabulous
     Free Initial Consultation.         BEAVER STUMP GRINDING
                                                                                                                                                                   property with over an acre of
         (413)539-8000.                     Service 20+ years of
                                                                                                                                                                   privacy.
 We are a debt relief agency and              local experience
                                                                                                                                                                   Asking $169,900.
  help people file for bankruptcy            Tornado Damage
   under the bankruptcy code.                    Discounts
 www.attorneykevinjourdain.com                                                                                               TOOMEY-LOVETT                         Evenings call:
    PROTECT YOURSELF:
                                                    Pets                                                                       109 West St.
                                                                                                                                                                   APRIL ADAMS        413-495-2276
                                                                                                                              Ware, MA 01082
 Last Will and Testament, Health      DACHSCHUND DOGS, $850.00/                 HIGGINS POWERSPORTS                                                                COURTNEY SHAW      413-289-4450
      Care Proxy, and more                                                                                                www.Century21ToomeyLovett.com            MERRIE BROWN       413-668-8190
                                      with papers, 8 weeks old, 2 males;      is expanding into a brand new                                                        KAYE BOOTHMAN      413-477-6624   WARE – Come see this well-main-
  $395 (single) and $595 (Joint)      2 females 413-283-2838                  34,000 sq. ft. building and is                    413-967-6326                       VALARIE WILLIAMS   413-658-5471   tained Cape on a large lot offering 4
 Atty. Anthony Keane 413-535-                                                 looking for people who want to                    800-486-2121                       TINA BURKE         978-434-6000   bedrooms, 2 full baths and hardwood
              2394.                         RETIRED RACING                                                                                                         JILL GRAVEL        413-364-7353
                                                                              help us become the largest                                                                                             floors in good condition. Oil heat.
                                        GREYHOUNDS AVAILABLE                                                            NEW LISTING:                                                                 (71133271) $157,000
                                                                              powersports shop in central MA!
          Masonry                            FOR ADOPTION
                                        spayed/neutered, wormed,              We are taking applications for            NEW BRAINTREE: Affordable
                                                                              Parts, Sales and Service.                 Colonial with set up for animals.
MASONRY RESTORATION AND                 shots, heartworm checked,                                                       Four bedrooms set on over 3
new construction, also decon-                  teeth cleaned                  Please bring your resumes to
                                                                              7 Worcester Road, Barre, MA.              acres, set off the road for privacy.
struction and demolition services.       Greyhound Options Inc.                                                         Must see. $245,000
Many local references. Over 10                                                Check out
yrs. experience. Contact Michael      Heather – 7 1/2 y.o. red brindle        Higginspowersports.com
                                                                                                                        HARDWICK: Recently rehabbed
MTSMASONRYSERVICES.COM                female, snuggly, lovable, beautiful                                               three bedroom Ranch on 8+ acres
(413)271-4545.                        coloring, seems to be safe with        HOME HEALTH AIDES and
                                                                             C.N.A.'s needed for Assisted               with   pond.   Great   location.                                             B E L C H E RT O W N – G o r g e o u s
                                      cats                                                                              $189,900                                                                     Colonial with 4 bedrooms and
                                                                             Living Facility. 11p-7a shifts, 4p-8p
                                                                                                                                                                                                     2.5 baths on 6.36 acres in prime
          Painting                    Queenie – 4 1/2 y.o. red female,       shifts, and per diem. Must be
                                                                                                                        PALMER: NEW Three bedroom                                                    location with PRIVACY & is close
                                      lively,  happy-go-lucky,    likes      reliable, energetic and personable.                                                                                     to town and schools. (71331001)
                                                                             Pleasant working environment.              Ranch built 2008, near Burleigh                                              $329,000
 ALBEE AND SONS PAINTING              everyone, seems okay with cats
                                                                             Apply in person at the Arbors at           Park and Pike. Open floor plan,
     has been in Business for
                                                                             Amherst, 130 University Drive,             finished lower level, attached
     Over 40 Years. We Offer          Truman – almost 3 y.o. brindle
                                                                             Amherst, MA 01002 (413)548-                garage. $199,900
      Free Estimates and are          male, likes company, very smart.
   Fully Insured. Services that       eager to please, learns quickly,       6800
                                                                                                                        WARE: Two bedroom Ranch on
  We Offer are: Interior/Exterior     seems to be cat safe
                                                                             LIBRARY PAGE THE Wilbraham                 dead end street, well maintained
    Painting, Staining, Texture
                                                                             Library seeks applicants for the           with many updates including roof.
        Ceilings, Sheetrock,          Call Mary (413) 566-3129 or Claire

                                                                                                                                                                   Find it in our
                                                                             position of library page, approx. 7-       Take advantage of the solar hot
   Power Washing, Wallpaper           (413) 967-9088 or see us April 29
                                                                             12 hrs/wk, $8.20/hr. Employment            water. Three season porch.                                                   BELCHERTOWN – Great 2-Family
 Removal, and Minor Carpentry         at Spring Fling, Northwest Park,
                                                                             application available online at            $149,900                                                                     in center of town, 2 car garage
             Please Call              Windsor CT, 12 - 4 p.m
                                                                             www.wilbraham-ma.gov or in the                                                                                          attached,Owner occupied and well
       Brian (413) 363-2897           www.greyhoundoptions.org                                                                                                                                       cared for. Great value for owner/
                                                                             Selectmen’s Office, Town of                Dorrinda


                                                                                                                                                                     Classified
      or John (413) 313-6262                                                                                                                                                                         investor,move in ready, new roof.
                                                                                                                        O’Keefe-Shea          978-434-1990
  for Your Free Estimate Today              Help Wanted                      Wilbraham, 240 Springfield St.,
                                                                             Wilbraham MA 01095. Deadline               Glenn Moulton         413-967-5463
                                                                                                                                                                                                     (71345011) $190,000

                                      AVON Up to 50% profit. 1-800-          5/4/2012. EEO                              Ruth Vadnais          413-967-6326                                           Jones Group Realtors
KEEP IT PAINTING– Klems
                                      258-1815. avonnh@aol.com                                                          Jill Stolgitis        413-477-8780                                               Amherst 413-549-3700
excellent     exterior    painting.


                                                                                                                                                                     section!!!
Interiors too. Specializing in all                                           RETAIL SALES, CLOTHING,                    Shalene                                                                      Belchertown 323-7295
                                         BROOKHAVEN ASSISTED                                                            Friedhaber            413-593-6656                                            Northampton 413-585-0400
aspects of quality painting and                                              helmets & riding gear. Set up
                                                    CARE                                                                Cindy St. George      413-967-3012                                               JonesRealtors.com
staining. 25 years experience.                                               displays & rotate stock. Must be
                                                  PART-TIME                                                             Janis Quattrocelli    413-250-1639
Free consultation. Steve (413)477-                                           detail oriented, like keeping things
                                        CNA/HHA/Shift Aides/Kitchen.
8217                                                                         organized, enjoy working with
                                        Must be energetic, organized,
                                                                             people, and have powersports
                                          well groomed and reliable.
                                                                             enthusiasm. Weekends a must.
         Plumbing                        Apply 9am- 4pm weekdays
                                                                             Higgins Powersports, Barre
                                               19 West Main St.,
LINC’S PLUMBING LIC #J27222                                                  978-355-4582 or
                                                West Brookfield.
     Products That Assist                                                    sue@higginsenergy.com
                                         Call Nancy (508) 612-7525.
   ELDERLY and DISABLED
      Satisfy Your Needs              MACHINIST WANTED. MUST                 RIDE WANTED THREE Rivers to
  IMPROVE YOUR COMFORT                have 1-2 years experience in a job     WalMart 7-4 PM Saturday/
     IMPROVE YOUR LIFE                shop environment. Call (413)289-       Sunday, 2-11 PM Tuesday/ Weds.
        (413)668-5299                 0004 between 9 am & 12 pm.             Will pay. Call (413)283-3490.
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       Land For Sale                                      For Rent                              For Rent                               For Rent                         Vacation Rentals
                                                 GILBERTVILLE: 2 BEDROOM                                                     PALMER. 4 BR NICE, CLEAN,               WARM WEATHER IS year round
   LOTS- FOR SALE by OWNER
                                                 apartment- very affordable $650.

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Buying?
  2 lots- each 2.2 acres, 168 foot                                                           HILLSIDE VILLAGE                large kitchen, pantry, yard. Pet        in Aruba. The water is safe, and
                                                 Available May 1st. Call (978)771-              APARTMENTS                   OK, off-street parking. $1,100 a        the dining is fantastic. Walk out to
  frontage, near Quabbin, perc
                                                 2042.                                      FIRST MONTH’S RENT               month (413)265-4712, (781)235-          the beach. 3-bedroom weeks
  tested, 10% down, owner
  financing,    $44,900      each                                                                    FREE                    1739 or (413)289-6247                   available in May 2012 and more.
  (413)436-5875                                        HIGHLAND VILLAGE                     Applications now being                                                   Sleeps      8.    $3500.     Email:
                                                                                          accepted for one, two and

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Selling?
                                                          APARTMENTS                                                         PALMER. LG. STUDIO. Laundry             carolaction@aol.com for more
                                                                                          three bedroom apartments           on premises, off-street parking,        information.
      Mobile Homes                                    First Month’s Rent Free
                                                                                        •Heat and hot water included
                                                                                                                             w/w carpeting, quiet, convenient
                                                       Applications now being                                                location. (413)454-1201.
 DASAP MOBILE HOMES Sales                            accepted for one, two and          •Recently Constructed                                                                 Auto Parts
                                                                                                                             THREE RIVERS– LG. 3 BR
 View all our new and used homes
 at    www.dasap.mhvillage.com
 (413)593-9961. Servicing all of
 Western Mass.
                                                     three bedroom apartments

                                                   •Spacious Townhouses
                                                                                        •Ample Closets
                                                                                        •Fully Applianced
                                                                                        •Community Room
                                                                                        •Laundry Facilities
                                                                                                                             Townhouse style, deleaded, first
                                                                                                                             floor w/d hookup, storage, deck,
                                                                                                                             lg. yard, off-street parking deposit
                                                                                                                                                                     USED AUTO PARTS, 91-day
                                                                                                                                                                     guarantee.      Large      inventory,
                                                                                                                                                                     engines, transmissions, radiators,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Our
                                                    with ample closets
                                                                                        •Cats Welcome                        required. (413)262-2969                 tires, glass. Excellent service, junk
 MONSON PALMER ROAD $60’s,
 14’x76’ + 10’x20’ Porch, 2
 bedrooms, gas, air, shingles,
                                                   •Updated Kitchens
                                                   •Private Patios
                                                   •Playground
                                                   •Community Room
                                                                                        •Extra Storage
                                                                                        •24 Hour Maintainance                WARE 1 & 2 BEDROOM apts.
                                                                                                                             available starting at $500 per mo.
                                                                                                                                                                     car removal. Amherst-Oakham
                                                                                                                                                                     Auto Recycling Coldbrook Road,
                                                                                                                                                                     Oakham. 1-800-992-0441.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Classifieds
 stove, refrigerator, vinyl, therms,                                                                                         1st and last required. 1 year lease
                                                                                            Section 8 Certificates
 driveway. DASAP (413)593-9961.
 OPEN HOUSE. PINE Valley
 Plantation, Rt. 21, Belchertown,
                                                   •Laundry Facilities
                                                   •Cats Welcome

                                                        For information call
                                                                                                   Welcome
                                                                                              For Information call
                                                                                             (413)967-7755 EHO
                                                                                                                             required. (413)967-3976.

                                                                                                                             WARE STUDIO APT., off-street
                                                                                                                                                                           Auto Services
                                                                                                                                                                     BRAKES, SUSPENSION, AND
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Get
 Saturday and Sunday, April 28th &                                                                                           parking, washer, dryer hook-up,
                                                        413-967-3822. EHO                 17 Convent Hill, Ware, MA                                                  misc. auto repairs for much less.
 29th 1 to 4. A fine selection of new
 &     pre-owned      homes.
 Community. Life is beautiful at
                                  55+
                                                    27 Boulder Drive, Ware, MA
                                                                                                                             remodeled. First, last, security. For
                                                                                                                             app’t call (413)244-9874.
                                                                                                                                                                     35 years experience. Call Dave
                                                                                                                                                                     (413)374-4144.                           Results
                                                                                                                             WARE. LARGE 2 bedroom
 Pine Valley, we know, we live
 here.
                                                                                                                             apartment, centrally located, off-           Autos Wanted
                                                                                                                             street parking. Good credit. $850.
                                                                                                                             First and last required. (413)967-      $$$ AUTOS WANTED TOP Dollar
             For Rent                                                                 PALMER 1BR. $650/MO. 1 mi to
                                                                                                                             9527 or (413)477-6422.                  paid for your unwanted cars,
                                                                                      Pike. Recently renovated. Off-                                                 trucks, vans, big and small,
                                                 MONSON- LOVELY APART-                street   parking.  Utilities not                                               running or not. Call 413-534-5400.
                                                                                                                             WARREN- 1 bedroom. Off street
                                                 MENT in renovated building.          included. Available April 1st
                                                                                                                             parking. Call (413)436-5600.
                                                 Updated kitchen, bathroom &          (413)427-2706                                                                  DONATE YOUR VEHICLE Love
                                                 appliances, washer/dryer service,                                                                                   in the name of Christ. Free towing
                                                 off-street parking, trash removal.   PALMER BONDSVILLE 1 & 2
                                                 NO pets/smoking. FLS required.       bedrooms $650 & $750 mo.
                                                                                                                                Vacation Rentals                     & non-runners accepted. 800-549-
                                                                                                                                                                     2791. Help Us Transform Lives In
                                                 Call (413)267-3577.                  includes heat & HW, parking            MOUNTAINS        OF     NORTH           The Name Of Christ.
 ALL REAL ESTATE advertised                                                           available, on site laundry. No pets.   Carolina. Foscoe Rentals. Beat
 herein is subject to the Federal                PALMER       THREE     RIVERS.       Available now (413)736-8987                                                    SELL YOUR CAR, truck or SUV
                                                                                                                             the heat! A weekend stay or
 Fair Housing Act, which makes it                Country Manor apartments, 1                                                                                         today. All 50 states, fast pick-up
                                                                                                                             month long getaway. Pets are
 illegal    to      advertise    “any            bdrm, $630, 2 bdrm, $730 month.      PALMER STUDIO efficiency,                                                      and payment. Any condition, make
                                                                                                                             welcome.     Cabins,    condos,
 preference,        limitation,     or           All units renov. w/disposal,         suitable for one person. Available                                             or model. Call now 1-877-818-
                                                                                                                             vacation homes. 1-800-723-7341.
 discrimination because of race,                 dishwashers, microwave, elec.        immediately. Heat, HW, Electric,                                               8848. www.MyCarforCash.net
                                                                                                                             www.foscoerentals.com
 color, religion, sex, handicap,                 range, carpets. Parking, fishing     off street parking. Trash removal.
 familial status, or national origin,            and playground. Cats okay. Call      $575. Call (413)568-2803 Leave
 or intention to make any such                   (413)283-9472.                       message.
 preference,        limitation,     or
 discrimination.” We will not
 knowingly accept any advertising
 for real estate which is in violation
 of the law. All persons are hereby




                                                                                              You’ll find it
 informed      that    all   dwellings
 advertised are available on an
 equal opportunity basis.
 BARRE 2 BEDROOM apt for rent.
 Heat and hot water included. First
 and last month required, plus
 references. Call E.P. Wine at
 (978)355-2311
 information.
                     for

 BARRE CENTER 1 bedroom

 pets 1st mo rent & security
                             more



 apartment. Water & sewer incl. No
                                                                                              in the Turley
 $500/mo. Available 5/1. Call
 (508)882-0110, (508)450-0332.
 BROOKFIELD 2 BR 2nd fl. $720
 plus utilities, gas heat, laundry
 room with hook-ups (508)867-
 2564.
 BROOKFIELD 2 BR 2nd fl. $730
 plus utilities, gas heat, laundry
 room with hook-ups (508)867-
 2564.




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