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         Vo l . 4 2 N o . 4 1 • We e k                           of April 15, 2011 • 413-536-5333 •                                                                                                             FREE

                          Va Va Volkswagen!                                                                                                           Young resident
                                                                                                                                                      Chad McKenna
                                                                                                                                                      saves life of friend
                                                                                                                                                      Uses heimlich maneuver to dislodge candy
                                                                                                                                                                                            BY KRISTIN WILL
                                                                                                                                                                                        Staff Writer, kwill@turley.com

                                                                                                                                                          SOUTH HADLEY -
                                                                                                                                                      His quick reaction and
                                                                                                                                                      skills learned from Michael
                                                                                                                                                      E. Smith Middle School’s
                                                                                                                                                      health and wellness classes
                                                                                                                                                      allowed 13-year-old Chad
                                                                                                                                                      McKenna to save the life of
                                                                                                                                                      friend and peer, 11-year-old
                                                                                                                                                      Matt Grochowalski.
                                                                                                                                                          During December vaca-
                                                                                                                                                      tion, the two were hanging
                                                                                                                                                      out at McKenna’s house.
                                                                                                                                                      According to McKenna,
                                                                                                                                                      the two boys were laying
                                                                                                                                                      down on the ground eating
                                                                                                                                                      everlasting gobstoppers.
                                                                                                                                                      All      of    a    sudden,                              TURLEY PUBLICATIONS STAFF PHOTO BY KRISTIN WILL
                                                                                                                                                      Grochowalski began to
                                                                                                                                                      choke on the candy. “I                             Thirteen-year-old Chad McKenna,
                                                                                                                                                      turned to him and I did the                        (left) and 11-year-old Matt
                                                                                        TURLEY PUBLICATIONS STAFF PHOTO BY KRISTIN WILL                                                                  Grochowalski (right) show off
                                                                                                                                                      choking       sign,”    said
                                                                                                                                                      Grochowalski. “He came                             McKenna’s award from the State
 No third wheel here! Resident Wayne Monat fuels up his yellow Volkswagen trike, which averages 30 miles to                                                                                              Fire Marshall. McKenna saved
 the gallon, during Monday’s sunny afternoon to take his wife out for their first ride of the year together.                                                                                             Grochowalski’s life after he choked
                                                                                                                                                      Please see SAVE, page 9                            on a gobstopper.

 Selectboard                                  Fire fighters battle electrical fire in apartment
 approves                                                  BY KRISTIN WILL
                                                       Staff Writer, kwill@turley.com                                                                                                                                                   Early
 FY12 budget,                                     SOUTH HADLEY – Multiple
                                              kitchen appliances plugged into a single
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        morning a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        fire broke
 use of tasers                                power strip is what officials deem the
                                              most likely cause of an apartment elec-
                                              trical fire early Saturday morning.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        out in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        kitchen of a
             BY KRISTIN WILL                      Fire District 2 was called to the                                                                                                                                                     Green
         Staff Writer, kwill@turley.com       Village Green 18-unit apartment com-                                                                                                                                                      apartment.
                                              plex, located at 5 Hadley Street near the
    SOUTH HADLEY -Last                        Village Commons and the Yarde House,
 Thursday’s Selectboard meeting saw           at 1:42 a.m. Saturday morning. A single
 the approval of two major items              unit on the third floor in the back of the
 which previously drew much                   complex had caught fire, beginning in
 debate.                                      the kitchen on a counter top. Fire
    A Fiscal Year 2012 operating              District 2 Chief David Keefe said the
 budget of $39,413,134 for the town           fire was hot enough “to blow out the
 was approved, which was $306,905             windows.”                                                roof structure.
 less than last year’s operating budg-            An adjacent porch area just outside                      Keefe called the fire fighters’ entry
 et. Town Administrator Paul                  the kitchen also caught fire, which                      “very aggressive and very quick.” Fire
 Beecher asked department heads to            eventually spread to the attic.                          District 2 fire fighters extinguished the
 level fund their budgets for FY12,               Fire District 1 was called for their                 flames inside the apartment and porch,
 which essentially required them to           ladder truck. All of their off-duty fire                 and then began to move into the attic
 mimic the previous year’s budgets.           fighters were called in and the entire                   space by pulling down the ceiling to
 Those who could were asked to pro-           department was on standby. Granby was                    access the flames.
 vide budgets with a five percent             called for a pump truck and Holyoke                         Simultaneously, Fire District 1 fire
 reduction. Because many depart-              was called for an additional ladder truck.               fighters were sent to the roof to cut a                                                                 TURLEY PUBLICATIONS STAFF PHOTO BY KRISTIN WILL
                                              They were asked to be prepared to help                                                                                                      The fire’s flames burned so hot windows in
Please see SELECTBOARD, page 13               South Hadley fight the fire if it expand-                                                                                                   the apartment blew out.
                                              ed into additional attic space or into the                                     Please see FIRE, page 17

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         This Week
    • LOCAL NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . .2

    • OPINION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

    • CALENDAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

    • PUBLIC SAFETY . . . . . . . .11

    • IN THE CLASSROOM . . . .12

    • GRANBY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

    • SPORTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

    • SENIORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

    • CLASSIFIEDS . . . . . . . . . . .20

          In the News
                                                                                                                                                                                     TURLEY PUBLICATIONS STAFF PHOTOS BY KRISTIN WILL

                                                      Training for disaster...
                                                      Fire fighters from both South Hadley districts, Granby, Hadley and Westover Air Force Base participate in Rapid Intervention Team [RIT]
                                                      initiative training held at Fire District 2 throughout the month. The series of hands-on, practical classes immerse the fire fighters in
                                                      worst-case scenarios involving their own. The classes held at the station prepare the fire fighters for a culminating day of physically
                                                      and mentally challenging scenarios held at Westover Air Force Base April 23. Pick up next week’s edition of The Town Reminder to read
                                                      an article about this training.


                                                          Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Pantry weekly wish list
                                                      The South Hadley Neighbors                  stream of key nutritional assistance, the                      United Methodist Church at 30 Carew
                                                   Helping Neighbors Food Pantry is con-          food pantry will provide The Town                              Street, South Hadley Falls, and can be
                                                   tinually seeking donations of both             Reminder with a weekly list of items                           reached at (413) 532-0500.
                                                   money and food items. Serving more             the pantry is particularly low on for
                                                   than 70 families, with that number ris-        that week. The Town Reminder will                                     WEEKLY WISH LIST FOR
                                                   ing weekly, many staple food items             print this list each week, appearing on                                    APRIL 15
                                                   quickly disappear from the pantry’s            page 2 or 3. The Neighbors Helping
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                                     14                                                                                                                              Corned beef hash •Canned meats

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Tanya Gets You Fit
promises to do just that
                 BY KRISTIN WILL                      on her own. She searched for locations in
            Staff Writer, kwill@turley.com            which she could create her own studio. She fell
                                                      in love with her current location after her
    GRANBY – If you’re looking to get in shape        father prompted her to check it out in
with help from a personal trainer, look no fur-       December.
ther than local lady Tanya Ryan of Tanya Gets             All of her clients from her previous gym fol-
You Fit.                                              lowed Ryan to her new location, Tanya Gets
    Ryan recently opened a personal training          You Fit. As she had helped them sculpt their
studio in Granby, completely outfitted with every     bodies, they helped her shape her new studio –
machine needed to help clients shed unwanted          from plumbing to painting. “I didn’t think it
pounds and build up muscle. There, she offers         would happen right away,” she said of starting
one-on-one, partner and small group personal          her own business. Ryan received the key for the
training by appointment only. Each workout is         building in February and held a grand opening
tailored to the individual client’s needs.            party April 2.
    Helping others become healthier is some-              “I think anyone can benefit from a trainer,” she
thing Ryan has always loved to do. She got her        said, explaining that a trainer can show a client
start in the fitness industry at a young age. At      the proper way to perform an exercise, as well as
14 years old, she worked at the Holyoke YMCA          hold the client accountable. “I’m always helping
where she took kickboxing classes. Inspired by        people who never worked out before,” she said.
her teacher, Ryan asked how to instruct classes.          Tanya Gets You Fit is offering grand opening
The teacher took Ryan under her wing. Two             specials up until May 1. Interested residents can
years later, the YMCA needed to fill an instruc-      purchase a one-hour session for $45 and receive
tor position and asked Ryan if she would like it.     a second session for $20. Six half-hour sessions,
Eagerly, she said, “Yes.” Ryan graduated from         originally $130, are offered at $99. Additionally,
Holyoke Community College in 2008 where               the studio is offering $10 for a one-hour train-
she received a degree in Applied Exercise             ing per client in a group training of five clients.
Science. She has accumulated many certifica-              For businesses located within five miles of
tions, including personal training, Zumba, Bosu,      Tanya Gets You Fit, the studio is offering 15 per-
Pilates, injury prevention and BodyPump               cent off of any training package over $100 and $10
through the Aerobic Fitness Association of            per client for one hour of personal group training
America [AFAA] and the American Red Cross.            of three to five people. These expire May 2.
    Ryan trained at various gyms in the area and          The Tanya Gets You Fit studio is located at
began instructing group exercise classes at the       54 West State St., Granby. Call (413) 427-7350
South Hadley Town Hall. When the last gym             or email Tanya at tanya@tanyagetsyoufit.com to                                                              TURLEY PUBLICATIONS STAFF PHOTO BY KRISTIN WILL
at which she worked let go of all of its personal     schedule an appointment. For more informa-
trainers, Ryan knew it was time to branch out         tion, visit www.tanyagetsyoufit.com.                       Tanya Ryan, owner of Tanya Gets You Fit.

Governor Patrick to read from memoir at Mt. Holyoke
   HOLYOKE— Governor Deval
Patrick will read from his recently
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                                                Center (PAFEC) in downtown Holyoke
                                                                                                 WE’VE THE
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released memoir, “A Reason To Believe:
Lessons From An Improbable Life,”
April 22, from 7 to 8 p.m. in Chapin
                                                will be held at 6 p.m. in the New York
                                                Room, Mary Woolley Hall. Tickets to
                                                the reception are $50 and may be pur-
                                                                                                 Curtains & Home Decor

Auditorium at Mount Holyoke College.
A pre-reading reception to benefit the
                                                chased at the Odyssey Bookshop in
                                                South Hadley.
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CONNECTIONS after-school programs form strong five-college partnerships
                 SUBMITTED BY SHAYLA HAZARD                                volunteers organized by Rebecca Engell and Yadira                       For more information about this program, please
                                                                           Santiago, two Community-based Learning Fellows at                    contact:
   HOLYOKE - This year, CONNECTIONS after-                                 Mount Holyoke College’s Weissman Center for                             *Jorge L. Castellano, Director Connections After-
school programs are taking advantage of the surround-                      Leadership and the Liberal Arts, overseen by Alan                    School        Programs        (413)       313-7710
ing five colleges and have more than 120 college stu-                      Bloomgarden.                                                         (jcastellano@hps.holyoke.ma.us)
dents who come to Holyoke to tutor/mentor after-                              Morgan Elementary School has a partnership with                      *Sarah Spence, Assistant Director Connections
school at least once per week. The goals of the new                        both Hampshire College and Holyoke Community                         After-School      Programs       (413)    478-6132
internship program are to build strong relationships                       College. Hampshire College supports more than fifteen                (sspence@hps.holyoke.ma.us)
between tutors and youth as well as stimulate interest                     college students by providing transportation from
in the youth’s academic achievement.                                       Amherst to Holyoke every week. Kelly Elementary
   The college students are making quite a difference
in the lives of young people. They provide students
                                                                           School partners with the UMass Community Service
                                                                           Learning Department which provides over 50 students
                                                                                                                                                      Rabies Clinic scheduled for
with personalized attention from a caring adult, one-                      with the opportunity to tutor as part of a service                             Saturday, April 16
on-one tutoring help in math and ELA and opportuni-                        requirement for multicultural education class taught by
ties for sharing educational pursuits. As a result of the                  Nat Turner.                                                               SOUTH HADLEY – A rabies clinic will be
college intern program, CONNECTIONS director,                                 Jorge Castellano said, “The tutors enhance the pro-                 held Saturday, April 16 from 1to 2 p.m. at the
Jorge Castellano believes that the program's youngsters                    gram by contributing fresh ideas of ways to make the                   District 1 Fire Department. This clinic is open to
have higher educational aspirations, a greater desire to                   program even better.” The tutors have also formed                      South Hadley residents only. The cost is $10 per
do well in school and higher self-esteem.                                  meaningful supportive relationships with the youth of                  animal. The Clerk/Treasurer's Office will also be
   College students have appreciated the opportunity                       Holyoke. Jen Bergus a sophomore at UMass reflected on                  available for dog licensing. The cost for licensing is
to work in the after-school program, which comple-                         her experience as a tutor and said, “There is so much I                $10 for spayed/neutered animals (with certificate)
ments their college classroom experiences. As Sasha                        like about working with CONNECTIONS. I appreciate                      and $15 per animal for non spayed/neutered.
Correa, an Education Major at HCC, said, “Hearing                          the program because not only do I see its importance in
stories of the children’s hardships is very eye opening                    Holyoke, but it integrates the community.”
and surprising. I know these are impressionable years                         It is clear that CONNECTIONS is making a quite
for them and it motivates me to do more.”                                  an impact on the children in the program and the col-                Historical stories and pictures
   Peck Middle School currently has over 35 college                        lege students in the local community.
                                                                                                                                                presented by MHC archivist
                                                                                                                                                   SOUTH HADLEY – Mt. Holyoke College
                                                                                                                                                Archives presents “Fires and Friendship: South
                                                                                                                                                Hadley and Mount Holyoke College, at the South
                                                                                                                                                Hadley Public Library on Monday, April 25, 6:30
                                                                                                                                                p.m. Join Patricia Albright, Mt. Holyoke Archives
                                                                                                                                                Librarian as she presents historical stories and pic-
                                                                                                                                                tures on the students and the town of South Hadley.
                                                                                                                                                   The library is located at 27 Bardwell St. For more
                                                                                                                                                information call 538-5045.

                                                                                                                                                American Cancer Society’s ‘Look
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Volunteers sought for Connecticut                                                                                                                                        Burning permits to be
                                                                                                                                                                         issued by fire departments
River water quality monitoring                                                                                                                                               SOUTH HADLEY - Effective immediately, resi-
                                                                                                                                                                         dents seeking burning permits should go to their local
   REGION - The Pioneer Valley Planning                            to go out into the field and collect five to 10 sam-                                                  fire department instead of Town Hall. The responsi-
Commission (PVPC), in partnership with the                         ples during dry weather on weekday mornings.                                                          bility for issuing burning permits has been transferred
Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC) and                     Sampling will be conducted to try to identify                                                         from town departments to the chiefs of South Hadley’s
Water Resources Research Center at the University of               sources of bacteria, and will take place as weather                                                   two fire districts.
Massachusetts, is seeking volunteers to participate in a           allows.                                                                                                   Until his retirement in October of 2010, responsi-
water quality monitoring project on the Connecticut                   To volunteer for tributary sampling, please contact                                                bility for issuing burning permits belonged to long-
River and its tributaries. Water quality monitoring will           Andrea Donlon at CRWC at (413) 772-2020 ext. 205                                                      time Forest Warden John MacLean, who was first
be done in Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin coun-                  or adonlon@ctriver.org.                                                                               appointed in 1988 and served continuously for more
ties.                                                                 To prepare for the water quality sampling, volun-                                                  than 20 years. While MacLean technically issued the
   Eight locations along the mainstem of the                       teers can attend one of two training sessions scheduled                                               permits, they could be obtained at Town Hall in the
Connecticut River will be monitored on a weekly basis.             for Thursday, April 21, 5:30 p.m. at the Jones Ferry                                                  Building Department and Selectboard office.
Volunteers will be asked to go to a site each                      River Access Center, Jones Ferry Road, in Holyoke                                                     Following his retirement, the Selectboard opted to
Wednesday first thing in the morning, collect a sample,            (training geared to weekly main stem sampling) or                                                     appoint Fire District Number 1 Chief Robert R.
and bring it to the Pioneer Valley Planning                        Tuesday April 26, 5:30 p.m. at the offices of the                                                     Authier and Fire District Number 2 Chief David Keefe
Commission’s office in Springfield.                                Connecticut River Watershed Council, 15 Bank Row,                                                     as Deputy Forest Wardens, allowing them to assume
   The monitoring project—now in its fourth year—                  in Greenfield (training geared to tributary sampling).                                                this responsibility on behalf of the town. (Per state
results in water quality data that provides a more com-               This year’s water quality monitoring project is fund-                                              law, the Forest Warden is an appointed position and
plete picture of the river’s health and understanding              ed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency                                                        technically a town employee.) The Selectboard also
about sources of contamination. Water quality infor-               under a Targeted Watershed Initiative grant and with                                                  appointed Evan Briant as Forest Warden to coordinate
mation is posted shortly after sampling at                         Federal Funds from the Environmental Protection                                                       additional responsibilities related to open burning,
http://www.umass.edu/tei/mwwp/ctrivermonitoring.ht                 Agency (EPA) to the Massachusetts Department of                                                       such as the starting of back fires to combat woodland
ml and is useful not only for recreational users who               Environmental Protection (the Department) under an                                                    fires. In Massachusetts, open burning is allowed from
have direct contact with the waters, but for local, state,         American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009                                                        January 15 to May 1 by permit only. In South Hadley,
and federal officials in addressing combined sewer over-           Section 604(b) Water Quality Management Planning                                                      anywhere from 200 to 300 burning permits are issued
flow discharges and stormwater flows.                              Grant. The contents do not necessarily reflect the                                                    each year.
   Sites on the river’s mainstem where volunteers are              views and policies of EPA or of the Department, nor                                                       The fire districts will begin issuing burning permits
needed are:                                                        does the mention of trade names or commercial prod-                                                   effective April 1. The charge for a permit, which is
   • Jones Ferry Boat Ramp, Holyoke                                ucts constitute endorsement or recommendation for                                                     good for the entire season, will remain $10.
   • Medina Street Boat Ramp, Chicopee                             use.
   • Davitt Bridge, Chicopee
   • Berchulski Fisherman Access Site, Chicopee
   • Pioneer Valley Yacht Club, Longmeadow
   • Pynchon Point Park, Agawam
                                                                   Take a hike for Habitat takes place May 1
   • North End Bridge/Bassett Marina Boat Launch,                      HOLYOKE - Take a hike, for Habitat for Humanity                                                   welcome.
Springfield                                                        on Sunday, May 1at Mt. Tom State Reservation in                                                          To register, Hikers must raise a minimum of $25 per
   To volunteer for mainstem sampling, please contact              Holyoke. A rolling start time is 9 to 11 a.m., ending                                                 person. Online registration is now available at Hike for
Patty Gambarini at PVPC, (413) 781-6045, ext. 333 or               with a picnic at the Pavillion at 1 p.m.! Enjoy the start                                             Habitat. This years Hike for Habitat is the first of three
pgambarini@pvpc.org.                                               of spring by getting outside and participating in the                                                 events in the Fitness for Families Series. For more
   In addition to sampling on the Connecticut River’s              annual Hike for Habitat!                                                                              information about the series, please visit www.fitness-
mainstem, bacteria sampling and possible source track-                 Form a hike team! Hike with your friends, your fam-                                               forfamilies.org.
ing will be done on several tributaries in Northampton,            ily, your co-workers, your classmates - anyone who
Deerfield, Greenfield and Gill/Montague. Volunteers                wants to lace up their boots to raise money for Habitat.
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                                                          BY JOHN ZWISLER South Hadley Historical Society • SouthHadleyHistoricalSociety@comcast.net • G u e s t C o l u m n i s t

       KEITH TURLEY                                                                             The Bardwells
                                   The Bardwell family played an important                  out. They brought with them their son                                   already had a grist mill on Main Street and
     VICE PRESIDENT             role in the early industrial history of South               Alonzo who was still living with them.                                  brought lump salt from Nantucket and
    OF PUBLICATIONS             Hadley Falls and the trade for which the Falls              Josiah was a trusted clerk of Jonathan                                  ground it here. The new company put the
     DOUGLAS L. TURLEY          was the center of activity during the first half            Dwight of Springfield, who ran the largest                              ground salt into cloth bags each containing a
                                of the 19th century. Through hard work,                     wholesale and retail mercantile business in                             specific weight, a real help for the housewife.
                                shrewd management and investment they                       the valley. Dwight selected Josiah to man-                              The bags were made by the women of the vil-
  VICE PRESIDENT                acquired a good deal of property and wealth.                age a store in South Hadley Falls, which                                lage.
OF MANUFACTURING                They were public spirited and took part in                  had been established a few years before by                                 Joshiah was a founder of the Bardwell, Ely
     JACK MEAD                  the church and town affairs. It is said a                   Daniel Lombard. Lombard had died, leav-                                 Co., a company that controlled nearly all the
                                Robert Bardwell came from London to                         ing his widow and a daughter. Bardwell                                  river freighting business. The headquarters
    EXECUTIVE EDITOR            Boston in about 1667 and settled in Hatfield.               made a success of the business and married                              were in Canal Village with a large warehouse
        TIM KANE                His grandson Joseph ended up in                             Mrs. Maria Lombard in June 1818. In the                                 where the South Hadley Electric Light Co. is
                                Belchertown where he and his wife Sybil                     next sixteen years they would have nine                                 now, and they boated for South Hadley and
        EDITOR                  raised a family of nine children all who lived              children.                                                               Northampton and adjacent towns.
       KRISTIN WILL             to maturity. Of interest are two of their sons                 Josiah owned a strip of land between the                                Alonzo Bardwell, shortly after coming
                                Josiah and Alonzo who removed to South                      Connecticut River and the South Hadley                                  here, married Harriet white of South Hadley
                                Hadley.                                                     Canal from the present dam to Buttery                                   and they proceeded to have nine children.
     SPORTS EDITOR                 Josiah married Lucretia Bishop and they                  Brook. In 1824 he sold a portion to the                                 Nine seemed to be the norm at that time.
        Dave Forbes             had one child Eliza who would marry Joseph                  Howard and Lathrop Paper Mill and in 1831                               He bought two acres of land on the north
                                Carew. Lucretia died in 1813 leaving Josiah                 he sold land for the Ames Paper Mill. In                                side of the present Gaylord Street with
    CORRESPONDENTS              with a three-year-old daughter to raise. At                 1845 Josiah, his son-in-law Joseph Carew,                               water privileges from Buttery Brook. The
        Jason Cook              this time, his mother and father, Joseph and                and David Damon of Northampton founded                                  property had a wood frame building on it
                                Sybil, came to South Hadley probably to help                the Bardwell Damon Co. to sell salt. Josiah                             that he used to establish a tannery. He oper-
       Scott Feldman                                                                                                                                                ated this for many years until the building
                                                                                                                                                                    burned down. Alonzo then built a factory
        Jamie Joslyn                                                 Commentary                                                                                     for manufacturing farming tools. After that
                                                                                                                                                                    burned down he erected a saw and grist mill
                                                                                                                                                                    on the site. When this mill burned to the
      ADVERTISING                                                                                                                                                   ground it was not rebuilt. It was believed
       DIRECTOR                                                                                                                                                     that the three fires stemmed from Alonzo’s
                                                                                                                                                                    outspoken opposition to the sale of liquor in
        Beth Baker                                                                                                                                                  the village. He was a church deacon, a
                                                                                                                                                                    strong advocate of temperance and an
ADVERTISING SALES                                                                                                                                                   ardent abolitionist who aided the under-
    Guy Demers                                                                                                                                                      ground railroad. He was one of a group who
                                                                                                                                                                    bought the Canal Tavern to stop it from
        GRAPHICS                                                                                                                                                    being used as a barroom and it was sold to
                                                                                                                                                                    the Glasgow Company.
        MANAGER                                                                                                                                                        In April of 1850 the legislature made
      Stephanie Hadley                                                                                                                                              Alonzo Bardwell, Charles Peck and
                                                                                                                                                                    James Clapp a corporation under the
                                                                                                                                                                    name of the South Hadley Falls Bridge
     CIRCULATION                                                                                                                                                    Company to erect a toll bridge connect-
       MANAGER                                                                                                                                                      ing Holyoke and South Hadley Falls.
     Charlann Griswold                                                                                                                                              The bridge charter was renewed in 1855
                                                                                                                                                                    and again in 1866 due to the fact that
                                                                                                                                                                    Holyoke found excuses to delay the
                                                                                                                                                                    beginning of work. Alonzo died a bitterly
                                                                                                                                                                    disappointed man, as the bridge was not
                                                                                                                                                                    constructed until four years after his
                                                                                                                                                                    death. Alonzo was an incorporator of the
                                                                                                                                                                    Hampshire Paper Co., an incorporator
                                                                                                                                                                    and officer of the Glasgow Co. and one of
                                                                                                                                                                    the town’s largest landowners.
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           Where is it?                                                                                                                                         Nussbaum to give MHC
                    Alphabet style                                                                                                                              commencement address
         ach week, we’ve been presenting readers with a                                                                                                            SOUTH HADLEY - Philosopher and                                                        ing us as we celebrate our graduates
         photo of a distinctive object or well-known land-                                                                                                      author Martha Nussbaum will give the                                                     and their role as the next generation of
         mark located somewhere in South Hadley. Now                                                                                                            commencement address and receive an                                                      women leaders."
  it’s time for something a little different to mix things                                                                                                      honorary degree at the 174th Mount                                                          Nussbaum received her B.A. from
  up a bit.                                                                                                                                                     Holyoke College commencement on                                                          New York University, where she studied
      For 26 weeks, we’re going to feature a photo of a                                                                                                         Sunday, May 22. Honorary degrees will                                                    theater and classics before moving on to
  letter of the alphabet found on a local sign in town.                                                                                                         also be presented that day to former                                                     Harvard University to earn her M.A.
  The letter pictured may be at the beginning, middle or                                                                                                        Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice                                                      and Ph.D. in philosophy. Prior to mov-
  end of a word in a sign. The letters will appear in                                                                                                           Margaret Marshall, California educator                                                   ing to the University of Chicago, she
  alphabetical order.                                                                                                                                           and mentor Nancy A. Mellor '59, and                                                      taught at Harvard, Brown, and Oxford
      Think you know where it is? Readers are encouraged to submit their guesses to                                                                             noted biologist and sustainability devel-                                                universities. From 1986 to 1993, she
  “Where is it?” Town Reminder, 138 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075 or via e-                                                                               oper Gordon Sato.                                                                        was a research advisor at the World
  mail at townreminder@turley.com                                                                                                                                  Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund                                                            Institute for Development Economics
      In order to qualify for the weekly contest, entries must be received by noon the                                                                          Distinguished Service Professor of Law and                                               Research in Helsinki, a part of the
  Wednesday after publication. If more than one correct answer is received, the                                                                                 Ethics at the University of Chicago, is a                                                United Nations University. Her exten-
  name of all those who submitted an answer will be listed in the paper.                                                                                        prolific, award-winning writer, and she is                                               sive writings--including “Not For
      For more information, contact the Town Reminder at (413) 536-5333.                                                                                        widely respected for her work in ancient                                                 Profit: Why Democracy Needs the
                                                                                                                                                                philosophy, political philosophy, and ethics.                                            Humanities “ (2010) and “Sex and
                                                                                                                                                                   In announcing the selection of                                                        Social Justice” (2000)--have brought
 So, where was it?                                                                                                                                              Nussbaum, Mount Holyoke President                                                        her wide recognition in her field and
    Last week’s “Where Is It” photo was taken of the “H” in                                                                                                     Lynn Pasquerella said, "Martha pro-                                                      numerous honors. Her 1986 book “The
 the Halfway House Lounge sign located on Newton Street.                                                                                                        vides one of the clearest and most                                                       Fragility of Goodness,” on ancient
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 Zwisler, Doug Rainaud, The Egg & I Crew, Monica M.                                                                                                             liberal education and women's educa-                                                     figure throughout the humanities,
 Lindberg, Jacki Reardon, Michelle Bakos, Bill Rainaud and                                                                                                      tion as a means of promoting social                                                      while her more recent “Frontiers of
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                                                                                    Reminder                                                                                    April 15, 2011

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

             ONGOING                           People”. Leslie Phillips Theater at
                                               Holyoke Community College, April 15-
                                                                                                   only. No pre-registration required. $10.
                                                                                                   Dog licensing available. 538-5017.
                                                                                                                                                            WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20
   CANAL VILLAGE POTPOURRI                     16 at 8 p.m. and April 17 at 2:30 p.m.                                                                    SPRING MAGIC SHOW – SOUTH
SPACE AVAILABLE. Booth space                   ASL interpreted performance April 15                   PANCAKE BREAKFAST. Granby                       HADLEY. South Hadley Public Library,
available for this annual event that will      at 8 p.m. $10 General Admission, $8                 Lions. Sat., April 16, 7-11 a.m. Church            Weds., April 20, 11 a.m. Domino the
take place Saturday, April 30, 9 a.m.-2        Students. Info/Reservations (413) 552-              of Christ Hall, route 202, Granby.                 Great entertains with mind-boggling
p.m. on Lower North Main, Carew and            2528.                                               Proceeds to benefit Friends of Granby              magic, slapstick comedy, and masterful
Bardwell streets. If interested call Gerry,                                                        Library and Granby High School                     puppetry.
Mount Holyoke Masonic Lodge, 627-                       FRIDAY, APRIL 15                           Scholarships. Donation $5, children
2668 or Congregational Church of                                                                   under 5 free.                                         DOWNTOWN AMHERST CON-
South Hadley Falls, 539-9373.                     AUTHOR SIGNING – SOUTH                                                                              TRA DANCE. Masonic Lodge, 99 Main
                                               HADLEY (a Young Adult event).                          WINGS OF PREY. The Wings of                     St., Amherst, Weds., April 20, 7:30
   TECHNICAL HIGH CLASS OF                     Author Erin Hunter will read from and               Prey will be at the Heritage State Park's          p.m., beginner lesson 7 p.m. Music by
’81. 30 Year Reunion June 11, 2011 at          sign her latest novel ‘Warriors: Omen of            Visitor Center on Saturday, April 16               Red Shift. Calling by Will Loving. $10
the Hilton Garden Inn, Springfield. The        the Stars #4: Sign of the Moon’. Erin is            from 1-2 p.m. This event is free and is            general, $8 students, $6 high school stu-
Class of ’81 welcomes all other classes from   the beloved author of the wildly popular            sponsored by Holyoke Parks and                     dents. http://amherstcontra.org
Tech to join in the celebration. Please        young adult multi-volume series,                    Recreation. Please do not forget a visit
                                               ‘Warriors’. Friday, April 15, 7 p.m.                to the Children's Museum and Holyoke
contact techreunion81@gmail.com;
                                               Odyssey Bookshop, College St., 534                  Merry-Go-Round!                                             FRIDAY, APRIL 22
Facebook: Tech81; or Chris Shea at 523-
1126 for more information.                     7307.                                                                                                     GOVERNOR DEVAL PATRICK -
                                                                                                      LIVESTOCK CLASSIC - FAMILY
                                                                                                   FUN DAY. UMass Hadley Farm, 111                    SOUTH HADLEY. Governor Deval
   WOODCARVING FOR KIDS –                             SATURDAY, APRIL 16                           Maple St., Hadley, 8:30 a.m. Sat., April           Patrick will discuss and sign his memoir
SOUTH HADLEY. Sculptor and educa-                                                                                                                     ‘A Reason to Believe: Lessons from an
tor Elton Braithwaite teaches introduc-                                                            16. Raffles, arts, crafts, petting zoo, alpacas,
                                                   MOUNT HOLYOKE AND HAR-                                                                             Improbable Life’. Chapin Auditorium,
tion to woodcarving African masks class                                                            goats,        sheep          and        horses.
                                               VARD GLEE – SOUTH HADLEY.                                                                              Mount Holyoke College, Fri., April 22 7
beginning Sat., April 16 and continuing                                                            www.equiculture.org info@equiculture.org.
                                               Mount Holyoke’, Abbey Chapel, Sat.,                                                                    p.m. This event is free and open to the
each Saturday through May 5, 10 a.m.-                                                              Admission is free – come enjoy this family
                                               April 16, 8 p.m. More than 100 voices                                                                  public. Tickets to a V.I.P. reception with
noon. Students must be residents of                                                                event.
                                               will come together to perform Ross Lee                                                                 Governor Patrick will be available. All
South Hadley, ages 8-12, able to follow        Finney’s Pilgrim Psalms. Free and open                                                                 proceeds from the reception will go to
instructions and handle tools safely. Limit                                                           PANCAKE BREAKFAST. Faith
                                               to the public; no tickets required. Doors                                                              the Picknelly Adult and Family
of ten students. Call or stop by South                                                             United Methodist Church, 191
                                               open thirty minutes prior to performanc-                                                               Education Center in Holyoke.
Hadley Public Library, 27 Bardwell St., to                                                         Montcalm St., Chicopee, Sat., April 16,
                                               es. 538-2306.
secure your spot. 538-5045.                                                                        8-10:30 a.m. $5, kids are 1/12 price.
                                                                                                   Public invited.                                       THIS VALLEY ROCKS GUIDED
                                                  RABIES CLINIC - SOUTH                                                                               HIKE: Mount Tom State Reservation,
            APRIL 15-17                        HADLEY. South Hadley Board of
                                                                                                               SUNDAY, APRIL 17                       Holyoke, Friday, April 22, 10-11:30
                                               Health will be holding a rabies clinic.                                                                a.m., approx one mile. Featured stops,
  COMEDY/PLAY. HCC Players                     Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 1-2 p.m.                                                                 easy pace. Dress for rocky, uneven foot-
Present “The Importance Of Being               at District #1 Fire Station, 44 Newton                PALM SUNDAY WORSHIP –                            ing, some steep sections. For families
Earnest: a Trivial Comedy for Serious          Street. Open to South Hadley residents              SOUTH HADLEY. Congregational                       with older children and curious adults.
                                                                                                   Church of South Hadley Falls, 11 No.               Meet at the pavilion parking lot, approx
                                                                                                   Main St., 10 a.m. Please join us.                  2 miles uphill from Route 5 gate, 125
                                                                                                                                                      Reservation Road, Holyoke. Free pro-
                                                                                                       NATARAJ DANCERS - SOUTH                        gram. Questions? 413/584-6788,
                                                                                                   HADLEY. Nataraj Dancers present orig-              www.mass.gov/dcr
                                                                                                   inal choreographic works covering socio-
                                                                                                   religious ideas, traditional rituals, themes
                                                                                                   in nature and more using traditional                      SATURDAY, APRIL 23
                                                                                                   classical dance, contemporary dance
                                                                                                   theater stylistic movements and folk                  EASTER EGG HUNT AND HAT
                                                                                                   idioms. Free and open to the public.               PARADE – SOUTH HADLEY. The
                                                                                                   Loomis Village Auditorium, 20 Bayon                Recreation Department’s annual East Egg
                                                                                                   Dr., South Hadley, Sun., April 17 at 3             Hunt and Hat Parade will be held
                                                                                                   p.m.                                               Saturday, April 23 at Buttery Brook Park.
                                                                                                                                                      The Hat Parade will begin at 11a.m. and
                                                                                                                                                      the Egg Hunt will be at 11:30 a.m. Do
                                                                                                              MONDAY, APRIL 18                        not be late, the eggs go quickly! This
                                                                                                                                                      event is free of charge.
                                                                                                      LISTEN AND LOOK FAMILY
                                                                                                   PROGRAM. Monday, Chicopee State                       BEST-SELLING AUTHOR ELIZ-
                                                                                                   Park, April 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Take a             ABETH BERG – SOUTH HADLEY.
                                                                                                   springtime walk of discovery past pond             Odyssey Bookshop, Sat., April 23, 3 p.m.
                                                                                                   and stream and through a “Cape Cod”                Elizabeth Berg will read from and sign her
                                                                                                   forest. Moderate pace. Featured stops.             latest novel Once Upon a Time, There
                                                                                                   Approx 2.75 miles, paved surface,                  Was You.
                                                                                                   rolling hills. For school-age families and
                                                                                                   curious adults. Meet at the park kiosk
                                                                                                   near the pavilion, 570 Burnett Road,                       SUNDAY, APRIL 24
                                                                                                   Chicopee. Free program. Questions?
                                                                                                   413/584-6788, www.mass.gov/dcr.                      EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP –
                                                                                                                                                      SOUTH HADLEY. Congregational
                                                                                                                                                      Church of South Hadley Falls, 11 No.
                                                                                                               TUESDAY, APRIL 19                      Main St., 10 a.m.
                                                                                                     COFFEE FILTER BUTTERFLY
                                                                                                   CRAFT – SOUTH HADLEY. South                                MONDAY, APRIL 25
                                                                                                   Hadley Public Library, 27 Bardwell St.,
                                                                                                   Tues., April 19, 2 p.m. Kids program.                HISTORICAL CONNECTIONS –
                                                                                                   Call or stop by the library to sign up,            SOUTH HADLEY. Mt. Holyoke
                                                                                                   538-5045.                                                Please see CALENDAR, page 19

                                                                                                                                        Calendar policy
                                                                                                           Our calendar section is intended to promote "free" events or ones that direct-
                                                                                                       ly affect a volunteer-driven organization that benefits the community. Paid
                                                                                                       events that are not deemed fund-raisers or benefits do not qualify. Non-charita-
                                                                                                       ble events that charge the public for profit is not allowed as we consider that
                                                                                                       paid advertising. The deadline to submit calendar items in the mail, by fax, or
    Ludlow           So. Hadley     Wilbraham            Bondsville       W. Springfield               emailed in Word document format is Tuesday at noon or sooner. We usually
  341 West St.     483 Granby Rd. 1993 Boston Rd.       3086 Main St.         2044                     print one week in advance of an event, and the listings should be brief, with
   589-7852           532-5979       543-5758             283-8086        Riverdale Rd.                only time, date, location, brief activity explanation, and contact info. All future
 227 Center St.    467 Newton St.                                           788-5421                   listings appear weekly online. Send all events to kwill@turley.com or 138
   589-0434           536-1340      Call Ahead           Call Ahead                                    College St. – Suite B, South Hadley, MA 01075.
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                                                                                                                                                                           If he didn’t [know what to
over to me, picked me up and did the                                                                                                                                do] I wouldn’t be here right now.
    The procedure, as well as the choking
sign, are taught during the school’s
health and wellness classes. “I just kept
doing it to him,” said McKenna, until
the      gobstopper         was
G r o c h o w a l s k i ’s m o u t h . W h e n
Grochowalski showed him the uni-
versal sign for choking, which is to
                                      out   of
                                                                                                                                                                                                Matt Grochowalski

                                                                                                                                                                  witnessed many people unwilling to step
                                                                                                                                                                  into similar situations and take action.
                                                                                                                                                                  “It’s great that you stepped up and did
p u t o n e ’s h a n d s t o t h e t h r o a t ,                                                                                                                  something,” he told McKenna. Authier
Mckenna knew it was serious. “He                                                                                                                                  agreed. “This young man really did step
never really jokes about that,” said                                                                                                                              up. For someone to understand and
McKenna.                                                                                                                                                          know what to do in that situation, it’s
    Both boys are quiet individuals, and                                                                                                                          amazing.”
did not make a big deal about the inci-                                                                                                                               Grochowalski’s father, Brian, said he
dent after it happened. When asking her                                                                                                                           was extremely relieved McKenna
son what he had done that day, Patty                                                                                                                              knew what to do. “I think it was
                                                   Chad McKenna poses with his family, who attended a celebratory assembly held at the Michael
McKenna said Chad nonchalantly said                                                                                                                               great,” he said. In regard to the cur-
he had saved Grochowalski from chok-               E. Smith Middle School in his honor April 8.
                                                                                                                                                                  riculum taught in the school’s health
ing. “I asked him, ‘How did you know                                                                                                                              and wellness classes, he said, “It’s defi-
what to do?’ and he said, ‘Health class,           Smith Middle School, an assembly was               a “Young Hero” t- shirt. Also join-                         nitely better training than when I was
Mom.’” Patty, a nurse, thought she was             held to honor McKenna. To loud                     ing him on stage were Michael E.                            a kid. I didn’t learn this until I was in
the only one in their household who                whoops, hollers and many rounds of                 Smith Middle School Principal                               high school.”
knew how to perform the heimlich                   applause, he was presented with a                  Erica Faginski-Stark, Fire District 1                           The person whom is most grateful for
maneuver. “I’m impressed,” she said.               commendation from Jennifer L.                      C h i e f R o b e r t A u t h i e r, C a p t a i n          McKenna’s knowledge is Grochowalski
“I’m very proud of him. I know that I’m            Meith representing the State Fire                  Leonard Pietras and Fire District 2                         himself. “I’m really happy,” said
safe.”                                             Marshall. McKenna is one of                        Captain William Selkirk.                                    Grochowalski. “If he didn’t [know what
    On Friday, April 8 at the Michael E.           approximately 200 youths to receive                   Selkirk said in his 32-year career, he has               to do] I wouldn’t be here right now.”

     At the libraries
                                                                                                                THE CIRCUS WITH A PURPOSE!
                PUBLIC LIBRARY
   Federal Archivist presents “Finding                              “Local Realtors Serving
                                                                     Local Communities”
   your immigrant ancestors” at library
                                                                    SOUTH HADLEY $132,000
    SOUTH HADLEY – The South Hadley Public                          PRICE ADJ. “Falls Woods”
Library is proud to have Federal Archivist, Jean Judd,              2nd fl condo, updated bath,
                                                                    newer windows & carpets
present "Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors” on
Wednesday, April 27 at 6 p.m.                                       SOUTH HADLEY $439,000
                                                                    PRICE ADJ. new const. cus-
    Federal Archivist, Jean Judd, will present tips and             tom 1 level open fl plan ra,
tricks on finding your immigrant ancestors using the                gourmet kit, form. dinrm, 2
Federal Archives in Pittsfield. All genealogists are wel-           car gar, loc on cul-de-sac
come. Learn some new strategy skills in finding out                 SOUTH HADLEY $498,000
more about your family history.                                     TURNKEY home with gourmet
    This program is free and open to the public. The                kitchen plus 5 bdrms ready
South Hadley Public Library is located at 27 Bardwell               for your large family.
Street. For more information call 538- 5045.                        SOUTH HADLEY $950,000                                   at the Eastern States Coliseum
                                                                    NEW LISTING MAGNIFICENT

                                                                                                                      pril 28 - May 1
                                                                    6 yr young custom designed
           Woodcarving class open to                                contemp 4 bedrms, 4 baths, 4

                                                                    car garage
            South Hadley children
                                                                    CHICOPEE             $172,900
   SOUTH HADLEY - Sculptor and educator Elton                       affordable 3bdrm, 1.5ba
Braithwaite of the Species of Earth Gallery will be
                                                                    ranch, 1 car gar, fenced yard                                                    Ticket Prices:
teaching an introduction to woodcarving African                                                                                            Box Seats $18* Reserved Seats $14
masks class at the South Hadley Public Library begin-
ning on Saturday, April 16 and continuing each
                                                                      OPEN                                                         $10 DISCOUNT TICKETS ONLINE
Saturday morning until May 7. The classes are made
possible in part by the South Hadley Cultural Council.
                                                                      HOUSE                                                              Discounts at all Western MA Big Y Locations
                                                                                                                                      *No other discounts apply online. No cash refunds
                                                                    Sunday, April 17, 2011                                                        No discounts on box seats.
To be eligible to take the class students must be resi-                41 W. Summit,                                                          Purchase Tickets
dents of South Hadley, between the ages of eight and                Falls Woods, Unit 29                                                   At the Box Office Starting April 16th
twelve and be able to follow instructions and handle                Spring into this easy care 2                                          1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield
tools safely.                                                       bedroom condo. Many                                                        By Phone: (413) 205-5087
   There is a limit of ten students so call the library             updatesm neutral decor. FHA
right away to secure your spot in the classes. Each two-            approved, $132,000.
hour session on consecutive Saturdays will run from 10                                                                                                                              Sat. April 30, 10 AM Show
a.m.-noon. The library is located at 27 Bardwell Street.               Call today for                      Purchase Online Now!                                                  All $14.00 Seats will be $10.00
The artist will provide all materials and tools needed.                                                                                                                           (no other discounts apply)
For more information or to sign up for the classes
                                                                          a FREE                                  Performance Times:
please call Meg Clancy, Youth Services Librarian at                   no OBLIGATION                                Thur. April 28: 6:30pm
538-5045.                                                              home market                                  Fri. April 29: 7:30pm                               BOX OFFICE OPENS APRIL 16
                                                                    evaluation by one                       Sat. April 30: 10am, 2:30pm, 7:30pm                              Mon.- Sun. 10am to 6pm
               GAYLORD LIBRARY                                      of our experienced                         Sun. May 1: 12:30pm, 4:30pm                           Open 10am to 9pm on Performance Nights

      Raffle and door prizes needed for                                  Realtors.
              library fundraiser
                                                                     * HUD Approved Broker                        Buy online NOW at melhashrinecircus.com
   SOUTH HADLEY - Gaylord Library Friends                                 532-7600                                 Proceeds benefit the Melha Shriners and are not deductible as charitable contributions.
Group has begun to plan for the annual Wine, Cheese                   130 College St., South Hadley
and Chocolate event which will be held on June 17                                                                                     Thanks to our Sponsors
                                                                        Brookside~Suite 250
this year. This eagerly anticipated event is a major                    www.baker-waite.com
fundraiser for the Library, both from ticket sales and
from our raffles. We depend on contributions from the
community to make our raffle “big” and “exciting”! We
welcome donations of gift baskets or items which can be            Our advertisers make this
used as door prizes (examples: bottles of wine art, new
                                                                     publication possible.
books, gift certificates). Please bring your donation to
the Library by April 30.                                              Let them know you
   Gaylord Library is located at 47 College Street in                 saw their ad in the                        To advertise in the Town Reminder
South Hadley. Call 538-5047 for more information or
www.gaylordlibrary.org                                              Town Reminder                                        call 413-536-5333
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                                                                                                         Reminder                                                                                                            April 15, 2011

                                                                                                                                                                       TOWN OF SOUTH HADLEY MASSACHUSETTS
                                      LEGAL NOTICES                                                                                                                                SELECTBOARD
                                                                                                                                                                             NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
                                                                                                                                                                        NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN under Chapter 138 of the General Laws of
                                                                                                                                                                    the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that the Town of South Hadley
                                                                                                                                                                    Selectboard will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 7:15
                                                                                                                                                                    p.m. in the Selectboard Meeting Room of Town Hall, 116 Main Street,
                                                                                                                                                                    South Hadley, MA upon the application for a change of manager, transfer of
                    LEGAL NOTICE                                                       TOWN OF SOUTH HADLEY MASSACHUSETTS                                           stock and new officer/director for an All Alcoholic Restaurant Liquor
        TOWN OF SOUTH HADLEY, MASSACHUSETTS                                                      PLANNING BOARD                                                     License held by Colonel Woodbridge’s Tavern, Inc., d/b/a The Yarde House
               REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS                                                                                                                                Food & Spirit, 3 Hadley Street, South Hadley, MA 01075, Scott D. Marshall,
           ZONING BYLAW REVISIONS PROJECT                                                          NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
                                                                                                                                                                    Per order of the South Hadley Selectboard
 The Town of South Hadley, Massachusetts, acting through its Planning            The South Hadley Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Monday,
 Board, the awarding authority is requesting proposals from qualified            April 25, 2011 at 6:45 p.m. in Room 204 of the Town Hall to discuss the            Robert G. Judge, Chair
 Consultants for preparation of revisions to its Zoning Bylaw based on the       request of DM Towing, LLC; 254 Old Lyman Road; South Hadley, MA 01075              Francis J. DeToma, Vice-Chair
 recently adopted Master Plan. Proposals will be received by the Town            for a waiver of Site Plan Review under Section 12 of the Town of South
                                                                                 Hadley Zoning By-Law.
                                                                                                                                                                    Bruce S. MacCullagh, Clerk
 Planner, 116 Main Street, Suite 204, South Hadley, MA 01075. The RFP                                                                                               John R. Hine, Member
 may be obtained at said office. All proposals are due by 3:00 p.m. on May                                                                                          Marilyn G. Ishler, Member
                                                                                 The applicant is seeking waiver of Site Plan Review approval to allow use
 27, 2011. The Town reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to
                                                                                 of the property for U-Haul rental business in conjunction with the existing
 waive minor informalities, and intends to award the project to the most         towing business office. The subject property is located at 254 Old Lyman           Publication: Friday, April 15, 2011
 advantageous proposer with a responsible and responsive proposal as             Road and identified on Assessor’s Map Number #8 as Parcels #101, #105,
 detailed in the RFP. Copies of the RFP may be obtained from Richard L           and #115.
 Harris, AICP, Town Planner, 116 Main Street, Suite 204, South Hadley, MA
 01075 between the hours of 8:30 – 4:30 or may be e-mailed upon a                The letter of request may be viewed at the office of the Planning Board
 request to rharris@southhadleyma.gov. For more information please call          during normal office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
 413-538-5011 or email to rharris@southhadleyma.gov.
                                                                                                                                                                             TOWN OF SOUTH HADLEY MASSACHUSETTS
                                                                                 Any person interested or wishing to be heard regarding this application                          CONSERVATION COMMISSION
 PLANNING BOARD                                                                  should appear at the time and place designated.                                                   NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
 TOWN OF SOUTH HADLEY                                                                                                                                                    The South Hadley Conservation Commission will hold a public meeting
 Joan Rosner, Chair                                                              Mark Cavanaugh, Clerk                                                              pursuant to the Wetlands Protection Act MGL Chapter 131, Section 40 and
 Richard Harris, Town Planner                                                    South Hadley Planning Board
                                                                                                                                                                    the South Hadley local wetlands bylaw, to consider a Request for
                                                                                 Publication: Friday, April 15, 2011; Friday, April 22, 2011                        Determination filed by Redcliffe Canoe Club for an existing pier/dock on the
 Jennifer L. Wolowicz                                                                                                                                               Connecticut River Chapter 91 Simplified Waterways License at 76 Canal
 Chief Procurement Officer                                                                                                                                          St., South Hadley, MA (Map 20 Parcel 57)
                                                                                                                                                                         The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 7:15 p.m. in
 Published: Friday, April 15, 2011; Friday, April 22, 2011                                                                                                          the Selectboard Meeting Room in the South Hadley Town Hall, 116 Main
                                                                                                                                                                    Street. Copies of the Request for Determination are on file in the
                                                                                                                                                                    Conservation Commission office, Room 205, in the Town Hall, and are
                                                                                                                                                                    available to the public for inspection.
                                                                                                                                                                         Any person interested or wishing to be heard should appear at the
                                                                                                                                                                    time and place designated.
                           Deadline for legal notices is Tuesday at noon                                                                                            John Fleming
                                                                                                                                                                    Conservation Chair                        Publication: Friday, April 15, 2011

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   April 7, 2011
                                                                                 Commonwealth of Massachusetts
                                                                                         Hampshire, S.S.
                                                                             To: Sandra Selkirk., Clerk of said District:
              You are hereby directed to notify the inhabitants of Fire District No., 2 in the Town of South Hadley and the Town of Granby qualified to vote in
     District affairs to meet at the Headquarters Building at 20 Woodbridge Street on Monday, May 2nd, 2011 at 7:00 o’clock in the evening then and there,
     to act on the following articles:
     ARTICLE 1 To hear and act upon the reports of            ARTICLE 11 To see if the District will vote to               raise and appropriate, or transfer from available        ARTICLE 34 No Motion
     the officers of the District, and to give recogni-       authorize the Treasurer, with approval of the                funds, or from departmental receipts, a sum of           ARTICLE 35 To see if the District will vote to
     tion’s.                                                  Prudential Committee, to borrow in anticipation of           money to be used for Water Department payroll.           raise and appropriate or transfer from available
     ARTICLE 2 To see if the District will vote to raise      the revenue for the twelve month period begin-               Recommended Amount $219,390.00                           funds, or from departmental receipts, a sum of
     and appropriate, or transfer from available funds,       ning July 1, 2011 in accordance with General                 ARTICLE 23 No motion.                                    money to be used as payment of principle and
     and/or from departmental receipts, a sum of              Laws, amended, and to renew any note or notes                                                                         interest for the Water Department Capital Expense
                                                              as may be given for a period of less than one year           ARTICLE 24 To see if the District will vote to
     money for the Administrative Payroll and Elected                                                                      raise and appropriate, or transfer from available        debt.
     Officials Salary Account for the twelve month            in accordance with General Laws, Chapter 44,                                                                          Recommended Amount $68,350.00
                                                              Section 17.                                                  funds, or from departmental receipts, a sum of
     period beginning July 1, 2011.                                                                                        money to be used for Water Department                    ARTICLE 36 To see if the District will vote to
     Recommended Amount $96,970.00                            ARTICLE 12 To see if the District will vote to               Consulting Services.                                     raise and appropriate, or transfer from available
     ARTICLE 3 To see if the District will vote to raise      raise and appropriate or transfer from available             Recommended Amount $10,000.00                            funds, or from departmental receipts, a sum of
     and appropriate, or transfer from available funds,       funds, a sum of money to be used for Capital                                                                          money to be added to the Water Department
                                                              Improvements.                                                ARTICLE 25 To see if the District will vote to
     and/or from                                                                                                           raise and appropriate, or transfer from available        Vehicle Stabilization Fund.
     Departmental receipts, a sum of money for the            Recommended Amount $40,000.00                                                                                         Recommended Amount $10,000.00
                                                                                                                           funds, or from departmental receipts, a sum of
     maintenance of the Headquarters Building.                ARTICLE 13 No motion.                                        money for the Water Department Insurance                 ARTICLE 37 To see if the District will vote to
     Recommended Amount $30,575.00                            ARTICLE 14 To see if the District will vote to               Account, or take any other action relative thereto.      raise and appropriate or transfer from Available
     ARTICLE 4 To see if the District will vote to raise      raise and appropriate, or transfer from available            Recommended Amount $86,526.00                            funds, and or departmental receipts a sum of
     and appropriate, or transfer from available funds,       funds, a sum of money for the purchase of equip-             ARTICLE 26 No motion.                                    money to be used to purchase a dump body for
     a sum of money for the Firefighter’s Association         ment for the Fire Department.                                                                                         the dump truck.
     for their use during the twelve month period             Recommended Amount $40,000.00                                ARTICLE 27 To see if the District will vote to           Recommended Amount $10,000.00
     beginning July 1, 2011.                                                                                               raise and appropriate, or transfer from available
                                                              ARTICLE 15 To see if the District will vote to               funds, a sum of money to be used for Professional        ARTICLE 38 To see if the District will vote to
     Recommended Amount $600.00                               raise and appropriate, or transfer from available                                                                     raise and appropriate or transfer from Available
                                                                                                                           Fees other than Engineering.
     ARTICLE 5 To see if the District will vote to raise      funds, a sum of money for the maintenance of fire            Recommended Amount $ 500.00                              funds, and or departmental receipts a sum of
     and appropriate, or transfer from available funds        apparatus and equipment.                                                                                              money to be added to the Water Storage
     and/or from departmental receipts, a sum of              Recommended Amount $10,000.00                                ARTICLE 28 To see if the District will vote to           Stabilization Fund.
     money for the Operational Expenses of the                ARTICLE 16 To see if the District will vote to               authorize the Prudential Committee to defend all         Recommended Amount $16,826.00
     Prudential Committee                                     raise and appropriate, or transfer from available            suits that may be brought against the District dur-      ARTICLE 39 No motion.
     Recommended Amount $12,830.00                            funds, a sum of money to pay firefighters for time           ing the Fiscal Year 2012, and further to prosecute       ARTICLE 40 To see if the District will vote to
     ARTICLE 6 To see if the District will vote to raise      spent in fire fighting, drills and other duties, and         all suits on behalf of the District, to engage coun-     raise and appropriate, or transfer from available
     and appropriate, or transfer from available funds        for leave with pay to incapacitated officers and             sel for same and to settle such suits as they            funds, a sum of money to be used for the opera-
     and/or from departmental receipts, a sum of              firefighters as authorized by Chapter 41, Section            deem advisable.                                          tions of the District #2 Ambulance service.
     money to be paid for an annual audit of the              111-F of the General Laws.                                   ARTICLE 29 To see if the District will vote to           Recommended Amount $162,463.00
     accounts of the District and its offices.                Recommended Amount $562,365.00                               raise and appropriate, or transfer from available
     Recommended Amount $6,000.00                                                                                                                                                   ARTICLE 41 To see if the District will vote to
                                                              ARTICLE 17 To see if the District will vote to               funds, a sum of money to be added to the Fire            raise and appropriate, and/or transfer from avail-
     ARTICLE 7 To see if the District will vote to raise      raise and appropriate or transfer from available             Department Vehicle Stabilization Fund.                   able funds, or authorize the Treasurer to borrow
     and appropriate, or transfer from available funds,       funds, a sum of money to be used as the Fire                 Recommended Amount $20,000.00                            under MGL Chapter 44, section 7 or 8, a sum of
     and/or from departmental receipts, a sum of              Chief’s Expense Account.                                     ARTICLE 30 To see if the District will vote to           money to be used to purchase and equip a new
     money for the Prudential Committee Insurance             Recommended Amount $4,940.00                                 raise and appropriate, or transfer from available        ambulance by authorizing the Treasurer to enter
     Account or take any other action thereto.                ARTICLE 18 To see if the District will vote to               funds, a sum of money to be used for the pay-            into a lease agreement or by bonding, or take
     Recommended Amount $ 141,055.00                          raise and appropriate, or transfer from available            ment of principle and interest against the District      any other action thereto.
     ARTICLE 8 To see if the District will vote to raise      funds, a sum of money for the Miscellaneous                  Building Addition debt.                                  Recommended Amount $40,000.00
     and appropriate, or transfer from available funds,       Expenses incurred by the Fire Department.                    Recommended Amount $119,100.00
     a sum of money for the salaries of the Tax               Recommended Amount $25,170.00                                ARTICLE 31 To see if the District will vote to
     Collectors and Assessors of the Town of South            ARTICLE 19 To see if the District will vote to               allow the Prudential Committee, the Water
     Hadley and the Town of Granby, for time invested         raise and appropriate, or transfer from available            Commissioners or the Fire Chief, with the                                            ROBERT LAK,, Chairman
     for the collection of taxes for Fire District No. 2.     funds, a sum of money to be used for the pur-                approval of the Prudential Committee, to apply for,                                  RICHARD CONSTANT, Clerk
     Recommended Amount $5,423.00                             chase, expansion and maintenance of the Alarm                accept and expend any state or federal grants                                        JOHN MORIARTY, Member
     ARTICLE 9 To see if the District will vote to raise      and Communications System of the Fire                        that may come available for Fiscal 2012, or to
     and appropriate, or transfer from available funds        Department.                                                  accept any gifts given to the District.
     and/or from departmental receipts, a sum of              Recommended Amount $18,100.00                                Recommended Amount $5,000.00                             A true Copy attest
     money to be paid by the District Treasurer to the        ARTICLE 20 No motion.                                        ARTICLE 32 To see if the District will authorize
     Treasurer Custodian of the Hampshire County                                                                                                                                       Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I have pub-
                                                              ARTICLE 21 To see if the District will vote to               the Prudential Committee to sell and/or dispose of       lished such in at least one local newspaper and
     Retirement System.                                                                                                    any excess property belonging to the Fire District.
     Recommended Amount $140,210.00                           raise and appropriate, or transfer from available                                                                     made copies available to the general public not
                                                              funds, or from departmental receipts, a sum of               ARTICLE 33 To see if the District will vote to           less than fourteen days before the day of the
     ARTICLE 10 To see if the District will vote to           money to be used for Water Department mainte-                raise and appropriate, or transfer from available        meeting.
     raise and appropriate, or transfer from available        nance, or take any other action thereto.                     funds, a sum of money to be added to the
     funds, a sum of money to be used as the Reserve          Recommended Amount $140,085.00                               Stabilization Fund.
     Fund Account.                                                                                                         Recommended Amount $5,000.00
     Recommended Amount $10,000.00                            ARTICLE 22 To see if the District will vote to
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                                                                                                                                               ➦ Brunelle’s Marina .......................................1 Alvord Street
                                                                                                                                                   McCrays..........................................................Alvord Street

    South Hadley Police Log: April 4 - 10                                                                                                     Main Library ........................................................Bardwell Street
                                                                                                                                              Stop & Go Convenience ..................................4 Bardwell Street
                                                                                                                                              Crack of Dawn ....................................................20 Bridge Street
                                                                                                                                              Getty Station ......................................................19 Bridge Street
   Editor’s note: The following are               to the apartment. A 54-year-old                      The vehicle was towed from the         Liquor Town ........................................................19 Bridge Street
                                                                                                                                              Senior Living Center ............................................... Canal Street
brief explanations of select entries in           male resident of the residence was                   scene.                                 Town Reminder ..............................................138 College Street
the South Hadley Police log and all               returning home at 2:15 a.m. when                                                            Brookside Building ..................................... 136 College Highway
                                                                                                                                              Council on Aging .................................................. Dayton Street
arrests. The information was provided             he saw a female acquaintance hang-                             SATURDAY, APRIL 9            Family Cuts .......................................................... 189 East Street
                                                                                                                                              Taylor Rental ................................................... 577 Granby Road
by South Hadley Police Lt. Steve                  ing around in the area. He opted to
                                                                                                                                              Polish American Club ..................................... 525 Granby Road
Parentela and recounts based on his               leave and not enter his apartment.                       4:28 p.m. - Officer David          Finishing Touch Salon ............................................ Granby Road
review of the detailed log summary                When he later returned to the                                                               O’Connell’s Convenience ............. 483 Granby Road/Route 202
                                                                                                       Gagne observed a vehicle on Bridge     Werenski Insurance ....................... 439 Granby Road/Route 202
included with each entry. This feature            apartment at 11 a.m., he noticed                     Street traveling with no inspection    Adelfia............................................ 506 Granby Road/Route 202
is designed to provide context and                paint had been poured on his front                   sticker. He stopped the vehicle and    Haydocy Gas Station ........................................... 72 Lamb Street
                                                                                                                                              Houle Family Restaurant & Deli ......................... 50 Lamb Street
explanation to some of the calls police           door and porch. Additionally, a                      received a verbal identification       Berkshire Bank ..................................................... 74 Lamb Street
respond to every day.                             window nearby was broken. The                        from the operator, who said he did     Gerry’s Music Store .............................................. 80 Lamb Street
                                                                                                                                              Egg & I ................................................................. 26 Main Street
                                                  South Hadley Detective Bureau is                     not have license on him. However,      John’s Collision .................................................... 00 Main Street
     COMPILED BY KRISTIN WILL                     investigating.                                       no information could be found on       Pleasant Street Auto ............................................ 91 Main Street
                                                                                                                                              South Hadley Electric .......................................... 85 Main Street
       Staff Writer, kwill@turley.com                                                                  the operator with the information      South Hadley Town Hall ................................... 116 Main Street
                                                             FRIDAY, APRIL 8                           given. Gagne learned the operator      Suds Your Dud Laundry ....................................... 14 Main Street
                                                                                                                                              Fuel Services, Inc. ................................................ 95 Main Street
     To report anonymous tips                                                                          was not who he said he was.            Mt. Holyoke College Bookstore ............Mount Holyoke College
     call 538-8231 and press 6                       1:15 a.m. - Police received a                     Subsequently arrested was Pablo L.     Skinner Hall...........................................Mount Holyoke College
                                                                                                                                              Allery’s Liquor Store ...................................... 314 Newton Street
                                                  call from two Holyoke residents                      Vargas, 24, of 179 Walnut St.,         Bank North .................................................... 460 Newton Street
      MONDAY, APRIL 4                             who stated they were just assaulted                  Holyoke. He was charged with           Big Y ............................................................... 510 Newton Street
                                                                                                                                              General Cleaners ........................................... 501 Newton Street
                                                  at Anthony’s pub on New Ludlow                       operating with a suspended license     Manderin Gourmet ........................................ 481 Newton Street
    8:59 a.m. - Officer Jeff Goulet               Road. Police investigated and                        and refusing to identify himself for   O’Connell’s Convenience ............................. 467 Newton Street
                                                                                                                                              Seven-11 ........................................................ 426 Newton Street
was on Main Street when he per-                   learned the two individuals had                      a police officer.                      Subway ........................................................... 532 Newton Street
formed a random compliance check                  created a disturbance in the bar and                                                        White Wing ................................................... 586 Newton Street
                                                                                                                                              Loomis Village ........................................ 246 North Main Street
of a vehicle’s registration and found             were escorted out.                                      7:03 p.m. - Officer Eric Ortiz      Big Y ............................................................................... Route 33
it to be revoked for lack of insur-                                                                    observed an individual on Bridge       In Vogue Salon............................................................... Route 33
                                                                                                                                              Route 33 Pizza ................................................................ Route 33
ance. The operator will be sum-                      10:02 a.m. - Officer Jess Camp                    Street whom he had prior knowl-        Gagne’s Package Store ................................................. Route 116
monsed into court to answer                       went to a Bridge Street residence                    edge of having an outstanding          Village Commons Hall ....................................Village Commons
                                                                                                                                              Bank of America ..............................................Village Commons
charges of operating with a revoked               and arrested Rodney C. Baker, 22,                    arrest warrant. Subsequently,          Tailgate Picnic .................................................Village Commons
registration and failure to have a                of 32 Bridge Street, South Hadley,                   Christy J. Marshall, 33, of no         Thirsty Mind Café ...........................................Village Commons
                                                                                                                                              Post Office...................................................... Woodbridge Street
vehicle insured. The license plates               on an outstanding arrest warrant                     known address, was arrested on an
were seized.                                      out of Eastern Hampshire District                    outstanding arrest warrant out of        ➦
                                                                                                                                                      Center Pharmacy .............................................. Route 202
                                                  Court.                                               Holyoke District Court for violat-            Cindy’s Soft Serve .............................................. Route 202
   1:16 p.m. - Officer Michael                                                                         ing probation.                         Granby Library ............................................................. Route 202
                                                                                                                                              Granby Town Hall ....................................................... Route 202
Pollender observed a vehicle on                      2:04 p.m. - Officer Michael                                                              Sapowsky Farm............................................................. Route 202
Bridge Street and performed a ran-                Pollender was on Granby Road                                   SUNDAY, APRIL 10             Senior Center............................................................... Route 202
                                                                                                                                              Union Mart .................................................................. Route 202
dom compliance check. He learned                  when he observed a vehicle with a                                                           Vicker’s Liquors ............................................................ Route 202
the registration was suspended.                   front license plate folded under                       9:21 a.m. - Police received a Be     Getty Station ..................................West State Street/Route 202
                                                                                                                                              Granby Package .........................60 West State Street/Route 202
Subsequently, he learned the opera-               the front bumper. Police stopped                     On The Lookout [BOLO] from             Little Italy Pizza..........................56 West State Street/Route 202
tor had a suspended license. Shane                the vehicle and noticed the four                     Holyoke Police about a Ranger          Phins Hill ........................................West State Street/Route 202
                                                                                                                                              Pizza Palace .....................................West State Street/Route 202
M. Duffy, 41, of 33 High St., South               occupants inside were not wearing                    Ford Pickup that was just              Polish Credit Union ..................49 West State Street/Route 202
Hadley, was arrested and charged                  seat belts. During his stop,                         stolen off of High Street in           Summit General Store ....................................New Ludlow Road
with operating with a suspended                   Pollender identified Eric D.                         their city.
driver’s license, operating with a                Chase, 24, of 44 Luden St.,                                                                         McKinely House .............................................. Asinof Ave
                                                                                                                                                      Country Trading Post .................................... Burnett Road
revoked registration and failure to               Springfield, and learned he had an                       10:59 a.m. - Officer Michael       Citgo ....................................................................... Burnett Road
have an inspection sticker.                       outstanding arrest warrant out of                    Pollender was responding to a          Chicopee Savings....................................................Center Street
                                                                                                                                              C&T Pizza ...........................................................Chicopee Street
                                                  Palmer District Court. He was                        motor vehicle accident on North        Birch Bark Place .................................................Chicopee Street
    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6                            arrested on the warrant and                          Main Street when he observed the       Mike’s Variety .............................................................Dale Street
                                                                                                                                              Store 24 .............................................................. Exchange Street
                                                  brought to the station where he                      previously mentioned stolen vehi-      Polish Credit Union .......................................... Exchange Street
   8:09 p.m. - Officer Jess Camp                  was later released on $100 bail.                     cle in the area. He stopped the        Polish Credit Union .......................................... Exchange Street
                                                                                                                                              Chicopee Municipal Credit ...................................... Front Street
was monitoring traffic at the inter-                                                                   vehicle, occupied by two individu-     Corner Store ............................................................. Front Street
section of routes 202 and 33 when                    3:15 p.m. - Officer Jess Camp                     als. One gave a story that $50 was     Fruit Fair.................................................................... Front Street
                                                  went to a Bridge Street apartment                                                           White Eagle Package Store ........................................ Fuller Road
he saw a vehicle traveling north                                                                       paid to use the car to pick up vari-   Cecile’s Boutique ............................................. 50 Grattan Street
bound on Granby Road fail to stop                 and arrested George C. Stapley, 40,                  ous items. Subsequently, Pollender     Elks .......................................................................... Granby Road
                                                  of 38 Bridge St., South Hadley, on a                                                        Aldenville Credit Union ...................................... Grattan Street
for a red light. Camp subsequently                                                                     arrested John A. Abreu, 26, of 577     Lucky Strike .......................................................... Grattan Street
stopped the vehicle and identified                warrant for failing to appear for a                  Pleasant St., Holyoke, and charged     Sentry Cleaners .........................................................James Street
the operator as Christopher J.                    court date. He was later released on                 him with receiving a stolen motor      Bernie’s Dining Depot...............................................James Street
                                                                                                                                              Walgreen’s ........................................................... Memorial Drive
Kuralt, 41, of 119 Federal St.,                   his own personal recognizance.                       vehicle. He was held on $2,500         Route 33 Pizza ..................................................... Memorial Drive
Belchertown. He learned the oper-                                                                      bail. Also arrested was Arsenio        Big Y .................................................................... Memorial Drive
                                                     10:38 p.m. - Officer Jess Camp                                                           Montcalm Heights .............................................. Memorial Drive
ator had a suspended driver’s                                                                          Burgos, 27, of no known address.       Neighbor’s Variety............................................... Memorial Drive
license. Kuralt was subsequently                  was on patrol of Granby Road                         He was charged with receiving a        Mailboxes Etc...................................................... Memorial Drive
                                                  when he observed a vehicle make                                                             Giovanni’s Pizza ................................................. Memorial Drive
placed under arrest and charged                                                                        stolen motor vehicle and the unli-     Hess Gas Station ................................................. Memorial Drive
with failure to stop at a red light               an illegal lane change in front of                   censed operation of a motor vehi-      Kappy’s Liquors ................................................... Memorial Drive
                                                  him. Camp stopped the vehicle and                                                           Louis & Clark Drugstore ..................................... Memorial Drive
and operating with a suspended                                                                         cle. He too was held on $2,500 bail.   South Hadley Mart ............................................. Memorial Drive
driver’s license for a subsequent                 identified the operator as Ashley A.                 They were both transported to the      Winn Package Store ........................................... Memorial Drive
                                                  Soderstrom, 20, of 184 Rawson St.,                                                          McKinstry Market ......................................... Montgomery Street
offense.                                                                                               Hampshire County House of              Vanguard Furniture ..................................450 New Ludlow Road
                                                  Leicester. She was found to have a                   Corrections.                           Collegian Court ..........................................................Park Street
                                                  suspended driver’s license.                                                                 Senior Center.................................................. Valley View Court
      THURSDAY, APRIL 7                           Subsequently, she was arrested and                      5:28 p.m. - Officer Ryan                     HOLYOKE
   10:42 a.m. - Police responded
                                                  charged with operating with a sus-                   Czepiel was monitoring traffic on        ➦   (Pat’s) Mega Foods ......................................... Cabot Street
                                                  pended license and an equipment                                                                   Holyoke Soldier’s Home ................................Cherry Street
to Hadley Street near the Yarde                                                                        Main Street when he observed a             Greg & Adams Package Store............................... Dwight St.
                                                  violation.                                           vehicle entering Main Street from      Sycamore House........................................................ Essex Street
House for the report of a two-car                                                                                                             Highland Hardware ........................................... Hampden Street
accident. One vehicle, operated by                                                                     a driveway near the intersection       Chris’s Cut & Design ......................................... Hampden Street
                                                     11:48 p.m. - Police received a                    of Main and Bridge streets. As a       Holyoke City Hall......................................................High Street
a 47-year-old South Hadley man,                                                                                                               Holyoke Lock .............................................................High Street
                                                  call from Amherst Police report-                     24-year-old South Hadley female
was traveling northbound on Route                                                                                                             High Street Barber Shop ...........................................High Street
                                                  ing an erratic operater traveling                    slowly pulled her vehicle out, a       Stop & Shop ......................................................... Lincoln Street
47 when a second vehicle, operated                                                                                                            Dairy Mart ............................................................... Lyman Street
                                                  south bound on Route 116 into                        16-year-old bicyclist was pedaling
by a 25-year-old South Hadley                                                                                                                 Gramps Restaurant ................................................. Lyman Street
                                                  South Hadley. A witness was able                     by against traffic and on the side-    Lyman Laundry ....................................................... Lyman Street
female, traveling south bound,                                                                                                                Holyoke Library .......................................................Maple Street
                                                  to provide a good description of                     walk. As the motorist inched the
made a left hand turn, cutting in                                                                                                             Pulaski Apts .............................................................Maple Street
                                                  the vehicle, which ended up leav-                    vehicle into the roadway, her          Pulaski Apts .............................................................Maple Street
front of the man. The vehicles’                                                                                                               3 B’S Convenience ......................................Northampton Street
                                                  ing Route 116 and heading to                         view was blocked by a van, and
front ends collied. There were no                                                                                                             Holyoke Liquor Mart ...................................Northampton Street
                                                  Morgan and East streets. Officer                     the bicyclist crashed into the         Stop & Shop ................................................Northampton Street
injuries. Both vehicles were towed
                                                  Raymond Faginski located the                         front of her vehicle. The biker        Holyoke YMCA ..........................................................Pine Street
from the scene.                                                                                                                               Mel’s Restaurant....................................................Pleasant Street
                                                  vehicle and stopped Mylymrose                        was not injured. Police caution        Holyoke Towers ....................................................Pleasant Street
                                                  Advey, 36, of 266 Memorial                           both motorist and bicyclists to be     R&R Variety ..............................................Sargeant & Sycamore
   11:32 a.m. - Police responded                                                                                                              D Mart Convenience ........................................... Westfield Road
                                                  Drive, South Hadley, who was                         on the lookout for one another         Tan Factory .......................................................... Westfield Road
to a Bridge Street apartment to take
                                                  arrested and charged with operat-                    and to share the roads.                JP Restaurant .............................................. Whiting Farms Road
a report of malicious damage done                                                                                                             Strum’s Deli.......................................................... Westfield Road
                                                  ing under the influence of alcohol.                                                         JP’s Restaurant ............................................ Whiting Farms Road

                                                                                                                                                       Randall’s Farm...............................................Center Street
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           IN THE CLASSROOM                                       t o w n r e m i n d e r @ t u r l e y. c o m • 4 1 3 - 5 3 6 - 5 3 3 3

Three finalists announced for SHHS principal position
   SOUTH HADLEY - The Screening Committee to                  taught English, History and Economics in Texas                               Principal in the Hollis/Brookline NH School district
review applications for principal of South Hadley High        schools for six years before taking on the positions of                      before serving as principal for two years at North
School has named three finalists for the position. The        College Readiness Initiative Coordinator, Director,                          Middlesex. Manley received a Fulbright Scholarship to
committee received 44 applications and conducted pre-         Assistant Principal and eventually Principal in the                          study at the University of Bangalore, India and he has
liminary interviews of seven candidates.                      Austin School District. He served for three years as                         traveled to the Soviet Union and China to study interna-
   The finalists will each spend a day visiting South         Principal of LBJ/LASA High School, a school which                            tional education.
Hadley High School, where they will meet students,            had the fourth highest number of National Merit                                                    Sean McNiff
staff, administrators and parents. All members of the         Scholarship semifinalists in Texas in 2010 and was                              McNiff, a resident of Shutesbury, is currently in his
community who wish to provide input into the selec-           ranked among the top 55 high schools in America by                           second year as an Assistant Principal at Marblehead High
tion process can attend public discussions with each of       Newsweek Magazine.                                                           School. During his first year he and another Assistant
the candidates at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library                            Richard Manley                                           Principal assumed the duties of Principal for most of the
on April 25, 26 and 27. Rene Sanchez will visit the              Manley is currently a History teacher at Windham                          school year. McNiff holds a Bachelor’s degree in English
high school on April 25, Richard Manley on April 26           High School in New Hampshire, where he also served as                        from Fitchburg State College. He, too, has a law degree
and Sean McNiff on April 27.                                  founding principal from 2008 until January of this year.                     from the New England School of Law. He was a Teacher
   Below are brief biographies of the finalists.              Previously he was Principal of North Middlesex Regional                      in the Fitchburg Public Schools for 8 years before becom-
                     Rene Sanchez                             High School in Pepperell, Massachusetts. Manley has a                        ing an Assistant Principal at Lowell Catholic High
   Sanchez is currently an Accountability Officer for         Bachelor’s degree in History from Salem State College, a                     School. McNiff helped create a Community Service
the Austin, Texas Independent School District. He             Master’s degree in History from Northeastern University                      Curriculum and he directed the Community Service
received his Bachelor’s degree in Government from the         and a CAGS in Educational Administration from Rivier                         Learning program at Lowell Catholic, a program that
University of Notre Dame and a Master’s degree in             College in Nashua, New Hampshire. He has a law                               involved all students and staff. After two years at Lowell
Education from the University of Texas. He also holds         degree from Suffolk University. He taught for 23 years                       Catholic, he returned to the public schools and joined the
a law degree from Ohio State University. Sanchez              before becoming an administrator. He was an Assistant                        Marblehead Public Schools.

        MESMS students inducted to National                                                                                                High school principal
              Junior Honor Society                                                                                                         search nearing end,
                                                                                                                                           graduation rate
                                                                                                     SOUTH HADLEY - On
                                                                                                  March 22, Michael E Smith
                                                                                                  Middle School [MESMS]
                                                                                                  held an induction ceremony                  Editor’s note: The following entries in this notebook are
                                                                                                  for 22 new members of its                compiled from various topics discussed at the April 13
                                                                                                  National Junior Honor                    School Committee meeting. The purpose of this notebook
                                                                                                  Society.                                 format is to inform the public of items on the agenda which
                                                                                                     The following students                may not provide enough information for an entire news
                                                                                                  were inducted:                           article, but are still deemed newsworthy by The Town
                                                                                                     Austin Ablicki, Kyle                  Reminder.
                                                                                                  Barbacki, Hannah Dahrouge,
                                                                                                  Jack Dawson, Tessa Dowd,                                    BY SCOTT FELDMAN
                                                                                                  Thomas       Doyle,    Kate                             Turley Publications Correspondent
                                                                                                  Garbacik, Sophia Gatzounas,
                                                                                                  Matt Giuliano, Makenna                      Principal search drawing to a close
                                                                                                  Hambley,            Morgan                   SOUTH HADLEY - The search for a new principal
                                                                                                  Harrington, Luke Hoefler,                for South Hadley High School is rapidly approaching
                                                                                                  Torri Lonergan, Rachel                   its conclusion according to Superintendent Gus Sayer.
                                                                                                  Moses, Kate o’Neill, Evan                    Out of a pool of 43 applicants, seven were selected
                                                                                                  Petrosky, Carter Schoenborn,             for an interview with the superintendent’s Screening
                                                                                                  Sarah     Shea,     Bertram              Committee, which is a group of parents, students and
                                                                                                  Thomas, Carolyn Watkins,                 faculty assigned to help Sayer select the new principal.
                                                                                                  Oskar Weber and Hannah                       The committee narrowed it down to three finalists,
                                                                                                  Ziomek.                                  each of whom will have an opportunity to tour the
                                                                                                     Congratulations to the                high school. One candidate per day will visit the
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                                                                                                  new members of the National              school between April 25 and 27; there will be an open
     Michael E Smith Middle School inducts 22 new members to its National Junior                  Junior Honor Society!                    public meeting on each of these evenings to give com-
     Honor Society.                                                                                                                        munity members can meet the potential principals and
                                                                                                                                           ask them questions.
                                                                                                                                               Once that is completed, Sayer will seek feedback
                                                                                                                                           from students, staff, parents and residents, com-
                                                                                                                                           plete reference checks, and host one or more site
                                                                                                                                           visits before he makes his final decision. Sayer
                                                                           —NOW OPEN (THURS.-SAT.)—                                        said he expects to name a new principal by May

                                                                                                                                                     Graduation rate reviewed
                                                                                                                                               South Hadley’s four-year high school graduation
                                                                                                                                           rate in 2010 was 83.3 percent according to the
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Firefighters ‘scale down’ training
Hampshire County Council of Governments
hosts training for local fire depts
        BY AIMEE M. HENDERSON                      “We’re always looking for ways to
       Staff Writer, ahenderson@turley.com     improve our firefighters’ skills and utilize
                                               these educational opportunities, includ-
    GRANBY – Area firefighters gath-           ing the Mass Fire Academy and outside
ered at the Granby Fire Department ear-        contracts,” said the chief. “There are
lier this month for a regional fire train-     always new technologies and structures
ing made possible by the Hampshire             are built a lot different than even 20
County Council of Government and               years ago.”
Hampshire County Fire Defense. The                 Anderson said the way firefighters
training utilized scale models, allowing       actually approach fires has changed as
for different scenarios and hands on           well. He said there is a lot of science
learning.                                      involved, including how to read the
    Granby Fire Chief Russ Anderson            smoke and adjust to the changes of the
said the course titled “Incident               fire.
Command for Rural Operations”                      The training included six different
reviewed the organization of fire scenes       scenarios, using scaled down models.
as well as provided training on managing
mutual aide equipment and people at a
scene typical to rural communities.
                                               Each model had smoke, people, equip-
                                               ment and fire to control. Firefighters
                                               would wait outside the room and be
                                               called to the scene over live radio com-
                                               munications. They would enter the
                                                                                                      A firefighter radios in for additional help.

                                                                                                     battalion chiefs with Maryland County
                                                                                                                                                                          TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTOS SUBMITTED

                                                                                                                                                     but presents unique challenges for rural
                                               scene and not know what elements he or                Fire Departments. Their focus is on fire-       departments that were addressed in this
          “It is classes like these that                                                             fighter training, consulting, and design        class,” he said. “All of the communities
                                               she would be faced with. Using the mod-
 help us learn the tools to be a bet-          els the firefighters had to place equip-              of specialized water supplies.                  of Hampshire County including
                                                                                                         “Through these interactions partici-        Belchertown benefited from this course

 ter firefighter.”                             ment to the proper places and oversee
                                               the scene. The instructors would change               pants practiced developing accurate ini-        offering.”
                                               the fire and smoke to make the scenario               tial reports, and the need to manage               Lt. Mike Kaciak from Hatfield Fire
                           Lt. Mike Kaciak,    more realistic. The instructors also role-            scenes and resources properly,” said            Department agreed, saying it is always
                   Hatfield Fire Department    played as police officers and members of              Anderson. “                                     nice to train with fellow firefighters.
                                               the crowd for more real-life situations.                  Participating departments included             “It is an excellent class that uses
   Anderson’s department provided the          Participants managed a variety of inci-               Granby, Belchertown, Goshen, Hadley,            real scenarios while working together
space for the training, which brought in       dents including house fires, commercial               Hatfield, Pelham, Blandford, South              with area fire departments,” he said.
approximately 30 firefighters from nine        structures, motor vehicle accidents,                  Hadley and Amherst.                             “It promotes character building skills
different departments. He said it is           church fires and events typical of a rural                Belchertown Fire Captain John               and provides tools to help an Incident
important for firefighters to continue         setting.                                              Workman called the class great and said         Commander run a scene more effi-
their education because there is always            The instructors, Mark Davis and                   it was a perfect fit for rural departments.     cient. It is classes like these that help
new technology and advancements in             Shane Darwick, were from Got Big                          “Incident command is vital for use in       us learn the tools to be a better fire-
the field.                                     Water (GBW) Associates. They are also                 large and small fire ground operations,         fighter.”

SELECTBOARD                                    • Continued from Page 1                                                                    OBITUARY
ments are so small, just the police            report are requests from various depart-
department and the Department of
Public Works [DPW] were able provide
                                               ments for capital funding for projects to
                                               be completed in FY12. They were
                                                                                                          Diane R. Anderson                          home on May 14, 1970. She leaves her
                                                                                                                                                     beloved husband and best friend,
such a reduction in their budgets. South       ranked by four categories: strongly rec-                               1937 – 2011                    William A. “Andy” Anderson. They
Hadley officials are still waiting to          ommend, recommend, appropriate to                                                                     were married on April 2, 1956 at
receive final numbers from the state of        fund if money is available and finally,                    HOLYOKE – Diane R. “Mema”                  Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Massachusetts to completely finalize           defer project for this year. Ranked and                (Daignault) Anderson, 73, of Holyoke           Church in Willimansett and would have
their budget.                                  approved were 10 projects. They are a                  was called safely home on Friday, April        celebrated 55 years of happiness together
    As of April 7, the school department       purchase of two new patrol cruisers,                   1, 2011. She passed into eternal life          on April 2, 2011. She also leaves her
will receive the largest budget, totaling      costing $56,000, for the police depart-                from her home surrounded by the care           loving children; Lynn Davis and her hus-
$19, 252, 563. The public safety budget        ment, a $150,000 reparation of a con-                  and comfort of her loving family and her       band, Rich of Chicopee, Brenda
consists of $2,482,700, the general gov-       crete aerator tank for the DPW, funds                  wonderful caregivers from Holyoke              Borowski of Holyoke, William
ernment budget is $1, 617,090 and the          totaling $50,000 to “repair and reconfig-              Visiting Nurse and Hospice Life Care.          Anderson, Jr., and his wife, Sandra of
DPW budget is 3,292,940. The Council           ure” underground piping to begin the                   She was born in Holyoke on July 21,            West Springfield and Diane Hoyle of
on Aging will receive $316,518 and             process of abandoning the Old                          1937, a beloved daughter of the late           Granby; her ten cherished grandchildren
$215, 300 will be appropriated for veter-      Sycamore Knolls Pump Station, the                      Archille and Aldea (St. Jean)                  whom she adored; Heather Zapponi,
ans benefits. One thousand dollars will        $20,000 replacement of a roller/com-                   Daignault. She was raised in the               Leah Zapponi, John Borowski, III, Jason
be put toward Canal Park, $5,000 for           pactor for the DPW, the replacement of                 Willimansett section of Chicopee where         Borowski, Jessica Borowski, Daniel
the Conservation Land Fund and the             floor tiles containing asbestos at the                 she lived for most of her life before mov-     Anderson, Sarah Anderson, Kelly Hoyle,
snow and ice budget will receive $100,         Mosier School, costing $120,000, as well               ing to Holyoke in 1995. She was a com-         Jamie Hoyle, and Jacob Hoyle; her two
005. The Ledges Golf Course Enterprise         as replacement of tiles at the high                    municant of the former Nativity of the         cherished great-grandchildren, Rhea
Fund will receive $891, 053. With vari-        school, which would cost $25,000, the                  Blessed Virgin Mary Church in                  Gagnon and Sammy Moure; her loving
ous cherry sheet offsets and charges and       $40,000 replacement of a freezer/cooler                Willimansett. Diane was an avid bingo          sister; Claire Laflamme and her husband,
school choice tuition, the total FY12          at Mosier School, the purchase of a com-               player, enjoyed shopping and her many          Ernest of Chicopee and her many dear
budget will be $41, 953, 267.                  puterized point of sale system to be used              trips with her family to Hampton Beach.        nephews and nieces. Her funeral service
    During the meeting, the Selectboard        for meal programs at all four schools                  She was a loving wife, mother, mother-         was held on Wednesday morning, April
took action regarding the long-term dis-       costing $25,000, the replacement of toi-               in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother,        6, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the St. Pierre –
cussion of the use of tasers. Last year, the   let partitions at both the Mosier and                  sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend. She    Phaneuf Aldenville Chapels, (413-532-
South Hadley Police Department was             Michael E. Smith Middle School, cost-                  adored her family and showered them            9806), 13 Dale Street, Chicopee, MA
gifted funds by officials from The Village     ing $23,000 and finally the purchase of                with her love and affection, which was         01020. Her burial will be private at the
Commons to purchase four tasers. A             shelving and storage components for the                returned to her a thousand fold. Her           convenience of her family. Her family
forum was held for residents to voice          Town Clerk/Treasurer’s office.                         greatest treasure was spending time with       received friends at the funeral home on
their concerns or support of the use of           Additionally, the Selectboard offi-                 her beloved grandchildren and great-           Wednesday morning, April 6, 2011 from
tasers by police in town. Unanimously,         cially reconfigured itself following the               grandchildren who affectionately called        9 a.m. until 11 a.m. before the service.
the Selectboard approved the implemen-         town election. Robert Judge was named                  her “Mema.” Besides her parents, she was       Her family has requested that memorial
tation of tasers at the police department.     Selectboard Chair, Frank DeToma was                    predeceased by her loving sister and           donations be made in her memory to the
    The Selectboard also approved all          named Vice Chair, Bruce MacCullagh                     brother-in-law; Therese Y. George who          Holyoke Visiting Nurse Association and
items on a report presented by the             was named Clerk and John Hine and                      was Called Home on December 4, 2005            Hospice Life Care, 113 Hampden Street,
Capital Panning Committee. In the              Marilyn Ishler were named members.                     and Hector G. George who was called            Holyoke, MA 01040.
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Colitti too much for Tigers
South Hadley splits to 0-2                          and a double. Both runners would
                                                    score and it would take two more pitch-
                                                                                                         They fell to the Hurricanes 9-6 in their
                                                                                                         home opener on Monday afternoon.
         BY GREGORY A. SCIBELLI                     ers to retire the side, and South Hadley             The Tigers will hope to pick up a win
     Turley Publications Sports Correspondent
                                                    trailed 7-3 after 5 1-2 innings.                     on Friday with a home game against
                                                        Drew Smith, who took over with two               Chicopee at 4 p.m.
   AGAWAM – Chris Colitti helped                    outs in the sixth, would recover to
get Agawam’s baseball season off to a               pitch a quick seventh innings and                       Gregory A. Scibelli is a sports corre-
great start with a huge offensive per-              picked up the save in relief and gave                spondent for Turley Publications. He can
formance to help lead the Brownies to               Labonte his first victory of 2011.                   be reached at gscibelli@turley.com.
their second win of the season in a 7-3                 Agawam got started quickly with
victory over visiting South Hadley last             two runs in the first, though it could
Thursday afternoon.                                 have been more. Serra began the game
   Colitti had three runs scored and                with a walk. He would steal second
two RBI but his biggest hit of the day              only to be doubled off by a Colitti liner
was a two-run homer that he cranked                 to second.
over the left fielder and legged out the                Fenton would walk the next three
entire way, scoring Dom Serra, who                  batters and then allow a single to
started the fifth inning rally with a sin-          Labonte, scoring two runs. In the sec-
gle.                                                ond, Agawam would put runners on by
   Agawam was too much for South                    walks and score one run on a wild
Hadley starter Connor Fenton,                       pitch and another on a single by Tyler
scoring four runs in the first two                  Lyne.
innings and chasing him from the                        South Hadley’s Derek Heady
game after the lefty surrendered                    pitched well in relief for the Tigers, giv-
seven walks.                                        ing up three runs over the final four
   South Hadley did get some big plays              innings.
on defense however to keep only the                     Agawam has begun the regular
four runs scoring while Agawam had                  season with a 2-1 record, beating
several more baserunners during those               t h e Ti g e r s a n d B e l c h e r t o w n 3 - 1
two innings.                                        last Tuesday. They lost on Monday
   On the other side, Agawam starter                6-4 against Northampton on the
                                                    road. Agawam is next scheduled                                                                                               South Hadley reliever Derek Heady delivers
Ryan Labonte pitched brilliantly for                                                                                        TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTOS BY GREGORY A. SCIBELLI    a pitch during the fourth inning. Heady
five innings before running into trouble            to play Friday hosting Cathedral at
                                                    4 p.m.                                                                                                                       pitched well in relief, pitching four innings
during the sixth inning when he                                                                          Agawam second baseman Billy Egan tags out                               and allowing three runs to keep South
allowed a pair of baserunners on a walk                 The Tigers are now 0-2 on the sea-
                                                    son, losing to Agawam and Amherst.                   South Hadley’s Alex Dizek on a steal attempt.                           Hadley in the game.

      Falcons late surge helps boys lacrosse win                                                                                                                                Agawam nips
                                                                                                                                                                                South Hadley
             thriller over South Hadley
               BY DAVID GRANT                           Mooney said. “He’s been a good assist            effort,” Guenther said. “You can’t                                     in Valley
      Turley Publications Sports Correspondent          guy for us the first couple of games. He         always come away with the win.”

     SOUTH HADLEY – The first
                                                        was struggling to get his shot on net
                                                        but today he did that well. We had
                                                                                                             The Tigers held an 11-9 lead before
                                                                                                         the Falcons rallied. Drew Trebbe broke
                                                                                                                                                                                Wheel match
 meeting between two very talented                      good balance on scoring today.”                  a 12-12 deadlock by using his will to
 and storied rivals didn’t disappoint                      Cody Livermore and Reed Mclean                ride the left sideline before the long                                 Tigers, Brownies off to
 Tuesday afternoon.                                     had three goals each while Michael               stick attacker curved towards the goal.
     Minnechaug remained unbeaten by                    Jones, Drew Trebbe, Ty Trebbe and                Trebbe finished strong and scored his                                  great starts
 using a late surge to clip South Hadley                Nick Abbot scored one goal each.                 only goal of the game with 3:48
 15-13 in a Valley Wheel game at                        John Dusel made 19 saves in net.                 remaining.                                                                           BY DAVID GRANT
 Michael E. Smith Middle School.                           South Hadley, which beat Eastern                  Gorecki increased the lead to 14-12                                     Turley Publications Sports Correspondent
     “A lot of credit goes to our offensive             Massachusetts power Wayland 8-7 to               and though Menard cut the lead to
 coordinator because we’ve been wait-                   open its season, received five goals by          one with 1:03 left, the Falcons                                           SOUTH HADLEY – The Agawam
 ing for our offense to come alive,”                    Chris Menard while Zak Guenther                  clinched it when McLean fought for a                                   boys tennis team downed South Hadley
 Falcons head coach Russ Mooney said.                   scored four times. Evan Marcus scored            loose ball and beat Justin Pontz late to                               last Friday afternoon at Mount Holyoke
 “On both sides of the ball we are still a              twice while Matt Crotty and Ryan                 secure the hard fought victory.                                        College.
 work in progress, but offensively today                Dickinson each scored one goal for the               “South Hadley has a lot of great                                      The Brownies used terrific singles
 that was excellent. Defensively I’m not                Tigers, who played without Luke                  players, but we have to play better                                    play to earn the 4-1 victory in a Valley
 pleased with our effort. We have a lot                 Dilisio (elbow) and Dan Covington                team defense if we are going to make a                                 Wheel match. Brownies first-year head
 of things to clean up.”                                (knee).                                          serious run,” Mooney said. “We did                                     coach Kevin Leahy is trying to help the
     The Falcons, who also beat West                       “It’s disappointing to not win, but           steal one because they have some key                                   team better its 4-11 record last spring.
 Side and East Longmeadow, received                     considering it’s the second game of the          players hurt on both sides of the ball.                                And getting past last year’s league cham-
 five goals and two assists by Joe                      season and we are missing some key               They had a nice win at Wayland but                                     pion was a start.
 Gorecki.                                               players, we are happy that our team                                                                                        “We’re very optimistic about the 2011
     “Joe busted out of his slump,”                     played with class and gave a solid                     Please see LACROSSE, page 17
                                                                                                                                                                                           Please see TENNIS, page 17
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            Western Massachusetts
            Spring Season Standings
                                                                                                                     Lady Colts overpower
                                           BOYS LACROSSE
                                      VALLEY LEAGUE


                                                                               BOYS TRACK AND

                                                                                               League      Overall
                                                                                                                     South Hadley
Ware               1-0         2-0    Agawam             1-0-0     1-0-0    Commerce           0-0            1-0
Hampshire          1-0         1-0    Northampton        1-0-0     1-1-0    Putnam             0-0            0-0                    BY DAVE FORBES
Gateway            1-0         1-0    Belchertown        0-1-0     1-2-0    West Springfield   0-0            0-1          Turley Publications Sports Staff Writer
Holyoke Catholic   0-1         0-1    West Springfield   0-0-0     1-1-0    New Leadership     0-0            0-1
Sci-Tech           0-1         0-1    East Longmeadow    0-0-0     0-1-0    Belchertown        0-0            0-1
Monson             0-1         0-1                                                                                      SOUTH HADLEY – The South
Southwick          0-1         0-2    VALLEY WHEEL
                                      Amherst            0-0-0     2-0-0
                                                                            SUBURBAN                                 Hadley girls varsity softball team has
                                                                            Southwick          1-0            2-0
SUBURBAN                              Westfield          0-0-0     1-1-0    South Hadley       1-0            2-0    seen their 2011 campaign get off to a
South Hadley       0-0         0-1    Longmeadow         0-0-0     1-0-0    Palmer             0-0            0-0    rough start.
Belchertown        0-0         0-1    Minnechaug         0-0-0     1-0-0    Holyoke Catholic   0-0            0-1
Northampton        0-0         0-1    South Hadley       0-0-0     0-0-0                                                After being shut down by Amherst
                                                                            Hampshire          0-1            1-1
Chicopee Comp      0-0         0-1                                          Monson             0-1            1-1    ace pitcher Emma Mendoker in their
Central            0-0         0-2    NON-LEAGUE                                                                     owner on Wednesday, April 6, the Lady
Ludlow             0-0         0-2    Monson             0-0-0     0-3-0    VALLEY LEAGUE
                                                                            East Longmeadow    1-0            1-0
                                                                                                                     Tigers (0-2) traveled to Chicopee Comp
TRI-COUNTY NORTH                          GIRLS LACROSSE                    Longmeadow         1-0            1-0    the following day and dropped a 9-3
Smith Academy   0-0            2-0
Granby          0-0            2-0
                                      VALLEY LEAGUE                         Minnechaug         0-0            0-0    decision.
                                      Belchertown        0-0-0     1-1-0    Northampton        0-0            0-0
St. Mary        0-0            1-0    Westfield          0-0-0     0-1-0    Ludlow             0-1            0-1       The Lady Colts jumped out to a 1-0
McCann Tech     0-0            1-0    Amherst            0-0-0     1-2-0    Amherst            0-1            0-1    lead by pushing a run across in the first
Franklin Tech   0-0            1-1
Westfield Voke  0-0            0-2
                                      West Springfield   0-0-0     1-2-0                                             and then opened the game up with a
                                      Cathedral          0-0-0     0-2-0    VALLEY WHEEL
Pathfinder      0-0            1-2    South Hadley       0-0-0     0-2-0    Central            1-0            1-0    five-run rally in the third and two more
                                                                            Holyoke            1-0            1-0    in the fourth to build up an 8-0 advan-
TRI-COUNTY SOUTH                      VALLEY WHEEL                          Agawam             0-0            0-0
Smith Voke       0-0           2-0                                          Cathedral          0-0            0-0
                                      Agawam             0-0-0     2-0-0
Putnam           0-0           1-1    Northampton        0-0-0     3-0-0    Westfield          0-0            0-0       South Hadley got on the board late
Dean Tech        0-0           1-1
Renaissance      0-0           0-1
                                      Longmeadow         0-0-0     2-0-0    Sci-Tech           0-0            0-1    in the contest with two runs in the fifth
                                      Minnechaug         0-0-0     2-0-0    Chicopee Comp      0-1            0-1
Commerce         0-0           0-2    East Longmeadow    0-0-0     2-1-0    Chicopee           0-1            0-1    and one more in the sixth.
Sabis            0-0           0-2                                                                                      Cassandra McClafflin led the Lady
Pioneer Valley
Christian        0-0           0-2
                                      NON-LEAGUE                               GIRLS TRACK AND                       Tigers offense with a hit and an RBI.
                                      Monson             0-0-0     0-3-0                                                                                                                                    TURLEY PUBLICATIONS STAFF PHOTO BY DAVE FORBES
                                                                                     FIELD                           Shanel Dos Santos, Emily Dominick
VALLEY LEAGUE                                                               PIONEER                                  and Meghan McClafflin each had hits.
Amherst            1-0         2-0           BOYS TENNIS                    Putnam             1-0            1-0                                                                   South Hadley pitcher Lindsey Pouliot (6) gets
Agawam             0-0         2-0    PIONEER LEAGUE                        Belchertown        0-0            0-2    Kate Paleologopoulos also had an RBI.
Westfield          0-0         3-0    Central            1-0         1-0    Sabis              0-0            0-0       Lindsey Pouliot pitched the first four                      ready to make a delivery to home plate.
Longmeadow         0-0         1-0    Chicopee Comp      0-0         0-0    Sci-Tech           0-0            0-0
Cathedral          0-1         1-1    West Springfield   0-0         0-0    New Leadership     0-0            0-0
                                                                                                                     innings and had seven strikeouts, while                        Sullivan, Hannah Spring and Tabin)
                                      Belchertown        0-0         0-0    Commerce           0-1            0-1    Abby Kusek pitched two innings and                             with a time of 53.4 and the 4x400 relay
                                      Holyoke            0-1         0-1
VALLEY WHEEL                                                                                                         recorded one strikeout.                                        (Liz Menard, Tara Bainbridge, Angela
East Longmeadow    2-0         2-0                                          SUBURBAN
Minnechaug         2-0         2-1    VALLEY LEAGUE                         Frontier           1-0            1-0          GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD                                    Thibault and Michelle Stefanowicz)
Chicopee           1-0         1-0    Longmeadow         1-0         1-0    Monson             1-0            1-0       South Hadley used a strong perform-                         with a time of 5:05.5.
West Springfield   0-2         0-2    Minnechaug         1-0         1-0    South Hadley       1-0            1-1
                                      Cathedral          0-0         0-0                                             ance in the track events to pull out a 94-                                     GIRLS LACROSSE
Holyoke            0-3         0-3                                          Holyoke Catholic   1-1            2-1
                                      Northampton        0-1         0-1    Southwick          1-1            1-1    42 win over Palmer on Tuesday, April                              It was a tough week for the South
SOFTBALL                              Amherst            0-1         0-1    Hampshire          0-0            0-0    12.
BI-COUNTY EAST                                                              Palmer             0-1            0-1                                                                   Hadley girls lacrosse team as they faced
Granby             2-0         2-0    VALLEY WHEEL                                                                      The Lady Tigers outscored the Lady                          three of the toughest teams in Western
Palmer             2-1         2-1    Ludlow             1-0         1-0    VALLEY LEAGUE                            Panthers, 77-5, in the track events.                           Massachusetts and came out on the
                                      Agawam             1-0         1-0
Central            1-1         1-1
                                      Chicopee           0-1         0-1
                                                                            Ludlow             2-0            3-0       Kim Ashwood, Caroline Sullivan and                          short end of all of them.
Holyoke Catholic   1-1         1-1                                          Amherst            1-1            1-1
Monson             0-2         0-2    South Hadley       0-1         0-1    Northampton        0-0            2-0    Mirjiam Fremegen were all double indi-                            The Lady Tigers (0-4) had the unen-
Sabis              0-2         0-2    East Longmeadow    0-0         0-0    East Longmeadow    0-0            0-0    vidual winners.                                                viable task of facing Longmeadow,
                                      Westfield          0-0         0-0    Longmeadow         0-0            0-0       Ashwood took first in the triple jump                       Minnechaug and Northampton in a
BI-COUNTY WEST                                                              Minnechaug         0-1            0-1
Gateway            1-0         1-0           GIRLS TENNIS                   Agawam             0-1            0-1    (31-2) and 200-meter run (28.8 sec-                            three-game stretch.
McCann Tech        1-0         1-0    PIONEER LEAGUE                                                                 onds), while Sullivan did so in the two-                          In the 21-5 loss to Longmeadow,
Ware               1-0         1-0    Sabis              1-0         1-0    VALLEY WHEEL
Southwick          1-1         1-1                                          Chicopee Comp      1-0            1-0
                                                                                                                     mile (13:02) and mile (5:50.0) and                             Madeline Dowd finished with a hat trick
                                      West Springfield   1-0         1-0
St. Mary           0-0         0-0    Central            0-0         0-0    Central            1-0            1-1    Lamontagne did in the 110-meter high                           for the Lady Tigers. Katie Tierney and
Easthampton        0-1         0-1    Chicopee Comp      0-0         0-0    Westfield          0-0            0-0    hurdles (17.5) and 400-meter hurdles                           Meghan Ginley each had one.
Smith Academy      0-1         0-2    Chicopee           0-1         0-1    Holyoke            0-0            0-0
                                      Holyoke            0-1         0-1    Chicopee           0-1            0-1    (75.5).                                                           Martha Hamlin and Alicia Calkins
SUBURBAN                                                                    Cathedral          0-1            0-2       Other individual winners for South                          each had assists.
Holyoke            0-0         1-1    TRI-COUNTY NORTH                                                               Hadley included: Hope Werenski (high
Belchertown        0-0         1-1    Mohawk          1-0            1-0        BOYS VOLLEYBALL
                                                                                                                                                                                       Goalie Lindsay Brandts finished with
Chicopee           0-0         2-1    Belchertown     0-0            0-0                                             jump, 4-6), Brie Tabin (100 meters,                            six saves.
Ludlow             0-0         0-2    Frontier        0-0            0-0    East Longmeadow    0-0            2-1    12.8), Mirjam Fremgen (400 meters,                                In the 17-6 defeat against
South Hadley       0-0         0-2    Greenfield      0-0            0-0    Central            0-0            2-2    68.2) and Serena Sarge (800 meters,                            Minnechaug, Kara Grumoli topped the
                                      Turners Falls   0-1            0-1    Chicopee           0-0            1-2
TRI-COUNTY                                                                  Putnam             0-0            1-4
Sci-Tech           2-0         2-0    TRI-COUNTY SOUTH                      Athol              0-0            1-3       South Hadley also placed first in the
Westfield Voke     2-0         2-0    Sci-Tech         1-0           1-0
                                                                                                                     4x100 relay (Hannah Kelleher, Anna                                       Please see ROUNDUP, page 17
Pathfinder         1-0         1-1    St. Mary         1-0           1-0    NORTH
Franklin Tech      1-0         1-0    Palmer           0-1           0-1    Agawam             0-0            5-0
Renaissance        1-1         1-1    Commerce         0-1           0-1    Minnechaug         0-0            3-0
Dean Tech          0-1         0-1    Holyoke Catholic 0-0           0-1    West Springfield   2-0            4-0
Smith Voke
                               0-2    VALLEY LEAGUE
                                                                            Chicopee Comp      1-0            2-0    KEEP UP WITH THE LOCAL FACES
                                                                            Belchertown        0-0            2-2
Putnam             0-2         0-2    Amherst
                                      East Longmeadow
                                                                                                                        IN HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS.
VALLEY LEAGUE                         Longmeadow         0-0         1-0
West Springfield   0-0         2-1    Minnechaug         0-0         1-0    SOUTH
Minnechaug         0-0         1-2    Westfield          0-0         0-1    Holyoke            2-0            2-1
Amherst            0-0         2-0                                          Commerce           2-0            2-2
Agawam             0-0         1-1    VALLEY WHEEL                          Sabis              0-0            2-1
Westfield          0-0         2-0    Agawam             0-0         0-1    Dean Tech          0-0            0-3
                                      Cathedral          0-0         0-0    Ware               0-1            0-3
VALLEY WHEEL                          Ludlow             0-0         0-1    Sci-Tech           0-1            0-4
Chicopee Comp      0-0         2-1    Northampton        0-0         1-0
Northampton        0-0         1-1    South Hadley       0-0         1-0    * — standings accurate as of
Cathedral          0-0         0-1                                           Sunday, April 10.
East Longmeadow    0-0         0-1
Longmeadow         0-0         0-1

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p                                      Aaron’s 499
                            April 17th, 1:00 pm FOX
                           Talladega Superspeedway
                                                                      Racing News, Stats & Trivia

                                                                                              2011 Sprint Cup Series
                                                                                                   1) Carl Edwards
                                                                                                                          Through April 10, 2011

                                                                                                                                               2011 Nationwide Series
                                                                                                   Points: 256                           1) Ricky Stenhouse Jr.                                          218
                                                                                                   Wins: 1 Top 5: 4 Top 10: 5            2) Jason Leffler                                                204
                                                                                                   2) Kyle Busch                         3) Justin Allgaier                                              194
                                                                                                   Points: 247                           4) Elliott Sadler                                               188
                                                                                                   Wins: 1 Top 5: 4 Top 10: 5            5) Reed Sorenson                                                188
                                                                                                   3) Matt Kenseth                       6) Aric Almirola                                                187
                                                                                                   Points: 243                           7) Trevor Bayne                                                 181
                                                                                                   Wins: 1 Top 5: 3 Top 10: 4            8) Brian Scott                                                  173
                                                                                                   4) Jimmie Johnson                     9) Kenny Wallace                                                164
                                                                                                   Points: 243                           10) Mike Bliss                                                  150
                                                                                                   Wins: 0 Top 5: 3 Top 10: 4

                                                                                                   5) Kurt Busch                                   Racing News
                                           Track Details                                           Points: 240                                       Trevor Bayne was "doing
                                                                                                   Wins: 0 Top 5: 1 Top 10: 5
                      Location: Talladega, Alabama                                                                                                   fine" Sunday after being
                      Shape: Tri-oval                                                              6) Dale Earnhardt Jr.                             released from Carolinas
                                                                                                   Points: 235                                       Medical Center-University.
                      Distance: 2.66 miles                                                         Wins: 0 Top 5: 1 Top 10: 4
                      Turns / Front / Back: 33º / 16.5º / 2º                                                                             Bayne had been admitted to the hospital
                      Qualifying Record: Bill Elliott 212.809 - 1987                               7) Ryan Newman                        Sunday morning after returning home
                                                                                                   Points: 233                           from the Sprint Cup race because of a
                      Race Record: Mark Martin 188.354 - 1997                                      Wins: 0 Top 5: 3 Top 10: 4
                                                                                                                                         reaction to an insect bite on his left
                                     Aaron’s 499 Preview                                           8) Juan Montoya

                                                                                                                                         elbow. Bayne finished 17th in the
                                                                                                   Points: 232
                                  Talladega Superspeedway is one of the                            Wins: 0 Top 5: 2 Top 10: 4
                                                                                                                                         Samsung 500 on Saturday night.
                                  best known motorsports facilities in the
                                                                                                   9) Kevin Harvick                                Racing Trivia

                                  world with over thirty-seven years of racing
                                                                                                   Points: 228
                                  tradition. Records for both speed and                            Wins: 2 Top 5: 3 Top 10: 4
                                                                                                                                         What track has the record
                       competition have been established at Talladega. The                                                               for the fastest recorded time

                       backstretch is nearly 4,000 feet long with a total                          10) Tony Stewart                      in a stock car?
                                                                                                   Points: 213
                       frontstretch of 4,300 feet, making it the largest oval                      Wins: 0 Top 5: 1 Top 10: 2            a) Daytona            c) Indianapolis
                       track on the NASCAR circuit. The track's true domina-                                                             b) Martinsville       d) Talladega
                                                                                                   11) Paul Menard
                       tor had been Dale Earnhardt, who posted 10 NASCAR                           Points: 209

                       Sprint Cup wins. The speedway can accommodate                               Wins: 0 Top 5: 2 Top 10: 3
                                                                                                                                         tri-oval in 44.998 seconds.
                                                                                                                                         April 30, 1987. Elliott circled the 2.66-mile
                       more than 143,000 fans and has a 212-acre infield.                          12) Clint Bowyer                      stock car - 212.809 mph set by Bill Elliott on
                       Adjacent to the track is the International Motorsports                      Points: 201                           the record for the fastest recorded time in a
                       Hall of Fame and Museum.                                                    Wins: 0 Top 5: 1 Top 10: 3            Answer : d) Talladega Superspeedway has

                                                       Last Week’s Race: Samsung Mobile 500 Results
                    Driver            Start Finish Points/Bonus Matt Kenseth beat race runner-up Clint Bowyer to the                           Driver of the Week
                    Matt Kenseth        4      1       48/2     checkered flag by a whopping 8.315 seconds in Saturday
                    Clint Bowyer        3     2        43/1     night's Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.                              Matt Kenseth #17
                    Carl Edwards        2     3        42/1     The victory was Kenseth's second at Texas and the 19th                           Cup Position: 3rd

                    Greg Biffle         9     4        41/1     of his Cup career. Kenseth's Roush Fenway Racing                                 Born: March 10, 1972
                    Paul Menard        19     5        39/0     teammates Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle came home                                 Crew Chief: Jimmy Fennig
                    Marcos Ambrose 7          6        39/1     third and fourth. After the race Matt said, "I've said it after                  Car: Ford
                    David Ragan         1     7        38/1     every win, but especially after over two years, I didn't know
                                                                                                                                  Year       Wins                                   Top 10s Avg. Finish
                    Jimmie Johnson 6          8        36/0     if I'd ever have a chance to get here again." Edwards

                                                                regained the series lead by nine points over Kyle Busch,
                                                                                                                                  This Season 1                                        4           11.8
                    Dale Earnhardt Jr. 28      9       36/1
                    Kurt Busch         10     10       35/1     who finished 16th. Kenseth moved up six spots to third.           Career      19                                      193          14.8

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LACROSSE                  • Continued from Page 14
they came out of that pretty beat up.”
   South Hadley, which beat Minnechaug in double
                                                               Lady Gaels down Monson
overtime in last year’s sectional semifinal, managed to
tie the score when Menard found the back of the net                                                                                                                      CHICOPEE - Monson infielder
with 22 seconds left in the first quarter.                                                                                                                               Melissa Harris (5) tags out
   Crotty gave the Tigers a 3-2 lead early in the second
                                                                                                                                                                         Holyoke Catholic’s Abby
but the Falcons scored seven seconds later on a key
                                                                                                                                                                         Craig (8) as she slides into
face off win by Wade Modestow. Livermore added two
                                                                                                                                                                         third base at Dana Park on
goals and suddenly the Falcons held a 5-3 lead.
Minnechaug won 23 out of 31 faceoffs.                                                                                                                                    Wednesday, April 6.
   But the Tigers responded with goals by Guenther                                                                                                                       Holyoke Catholic won the
and Menard to even things up before Gorecki made a                                                                                                                       game 11-10.
nice catch and shoot with 39 seconds left to give the
Falcons a 6-5 halftime lead.
   The Tigers led 10-9 after three quarters and that
lead increased to 11-9 after Marcus scored a man-up
goal early in the fourth.
   Minnechaug battled back and Gorecki started the
surge by scoring a shorthanded goal to cut the lead to
one. Abbot evened things up with a man-up goal with
8:37 left and after the Tigers responded to take a 12-11
lead, the Falcons scored three consecutive goals, part
of a 5-1 late surge that lifted them to a key road victory
early in the season.                                                               TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTOS BY
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                                                             Monson infielder Isabella Grassetti
                                                             (4) tags out Holyoke Catholic’s
TENNIS             • Continued from Page 14                  Megan Logan (14) on a rundown
season,” Leahy said. “As in every year our goal is to win
our conference and make the playoffs. If we play our
best I feel were very much capable of doing both.”
   Returning singles player and junior captain Phil                                                                                     in their two matches last week.
Ohradka got the best of Chris Miele 6-3, 6-4.
   “He should be a force in singles play this year,”
                                                             ROUNDUP                                • Continued from Page 15                The Lady Tigers (1-2) topped Westfield 5-0, but fell
                                                                                                                                        to Longmeadow by the same score.
Leahy said.                                                  offense with a goal and an assist.                                             In the win over the Bombers, the Lady Tigers swept
   Agawam senior captain Jesse Conklin defeated                 Lauren Barthelette, Ginley, Hamlin, Sienna Hebert                       both the singles and doubles matches.
South Hadley’s Wil Vanderpoel 6-1, 6-2. Agawam’s             and Tierney each had a goal. Brooke Marion and Dowd                            At first singles, South Hadley’s Jill Biermeister need-
Matt Davenport and South hadley’s Chris Annis                added an assist apiece.                                                    ed a second-set tiebreak to pull off a 6-4, 7-6 victory.
played an exciting three-set match at third singles.            Brandts finished with 16 saves.                                         Other winners for South Hadley at singles included
Davenport dropped the first set 3-6 but recovered to            The Lady Tigers held a 5-4 lead at halftime, but                        Julie Duda at second (6-0, 6-2) and Emma Hennessey
win the next two by similar scores of 6-2.                   Northampton outscored South Hadley, 4-2, in the sec-                       at third (6-0, 6-3).
   The Tigers’ second doubles team of Zaid El-Mallah         ond half to account for the 8-7 final.                                         On the doubles side, Abigail Foster and
and Ziyad El-Mallah defeated Agawam’s Ian Burnes                Tierney led the South Hadley attack with five goals.                    Hannah Pancione won 6-2, 6-4 at first doubles,
and Dayain Morais 6-4, 6-3. Agawam’s Brian Benson            Hamlin and Barthelette each had one. Maddie Brandts                        while Nicole LaBarre and Miranda Stapley need-
and Steve Laflamme defeated South Hadley’s Ryan              picked up two assists.                                                     ed three sets to pull off a 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 victory at
Loughrey and Nolan Clark 6-3, 6-4, at first doubles.                                    GIRLS TENNIS                                    second doubles.
   “It was a great first win for our team,” Leahy said.         The South Hadley girls tennis team managed a split
“Hopefully it will give us confidence heading into our
next two conference matches.”
   South Hadley won its first match of the year over                                                                                    the owner of various hotels in Hampshire County, said
Westfield. The Tigers won twice at doubles play to
earn a hard fought 3-2 victory.
                                                             FIRE            • Continued from Page 1                                    Keefe. He immediately made rooms available at those
                                                                                                                                        hotels for those who needed or wanted a place to stay.
   Loughery and Clark defeated Erik Stinehart and            hole in order to allow the fire burning in the attic to                    The American Red Cross out of Springfield also pro-
Chris Unger 6-3, 6-4 at first doubles while Pete Lambert     partially escape. The fire was under control approxi-                      vided some assistance.
and Jayson Odom made the best of their playing time by       mately 20 minutes after the initial call. Fire fighters                       The State Fire Marshall’s office was called and an
downing Jesse Burlingame and Tanner Dasso 6-0, 6-2, at       remained on scene until 4:40 a.m.                                          arson investigator arrived at the scene to deter-
second doubles. Miele ensured the win with a 6-2, 6-4           Limited smoke and water damage occurred to the                          mine the cause and origin of the fire. Keefe said
victory over Tim Rucki at first singles.                     apartment unit directly below, inhabited by a male and                     to their best analysis, the number of appliances
   Jack O’Connor bested Vanderpoel 6-2, 6-0, at sec-         female. Very limited water damage occurred to the                          plugged into a single power strip was the cause.
ond singles while Matt McEwan slipped past Annis at          apartment unit below that.                                                    He credits the fire fighters’ hard work for the fire
third singles by the score of 6-1, 6-3.                         The fire displaced two occupants of the affected                        being limited to a single apartment unit and correspon-
   South Hadley improved to 2-1 overall and in league        apartment, a male and a female. The owner of the                           ding porch. “It was an exceptional job,” he said.
play with a solid 3-2 victory over East Longmeadow on        apartment complex, a South Hadley resident, is also                        “Basically all the stars aligned. We were very fortunate.”
Tuesday. And again it was Miele at first singles and a
sweep at doubles that carried the Tigers to victory.
   Miele got past Marc Nault 6-1, 6-4 while Loughery
and Clark downed Greg LaPerche and Kevin Dettbarn
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South Hadley Senior Center, 45 Dayton Street (538-          Thursday, April 21: Billiards 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.;                         p.m. Must be in appropriate containers.
5042) unless otherwise noted. The COA office is open     Veteran’s Group 9:30 a.m.; Beginning Exercise 10 a.m.;                        IN TOWN TRANSPORTATION. Available
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday. No membership         Travel Club 10 a.m.; Get Going 1 p.m.; Bermuda                             Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., by appointment
is required to take part in the activities at the COA.   Cruise Meeting 1 p.m.; Scrabble 1 p.m.; Quilting 1                         only.
Anyone over 60 is eligible. Lunch is served from 11:45   p.m.; Golden Agers 1 p.m.; Lunch served from 11:45
to 12:15. Reservations are encouraged to be made by      a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Stuffed peppers w/sauce
the previous day. For questions regarding fuel assis-       Friday, April 22: Billiards 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.;
tance, outreach, and available services call Social
Service Coordinator, Angela Wright at 538-5042, EXT.
                                                         Grocery Shopping 9:30 a.m.; Bereavement Support
                                                         Group 10 a.m.; Coffee and Conversation 10 a.m.;
                                                                                                                                     Granby Senior Center
206. Transportation is provided to Senior Center and     Osteoporosis Exercise 10:30 a.m.; Knitting 1 p.m.;                            DAILY ACTIVITIES:
South Hadley locations only; all others call PVTA        Bridge 1 p.m.; Cribbage 1 p.m.; Canasta 1 p.m.; Poker 1                       Thursday, April 14: Coffee Club 9 to 11 a.m.,
Transportation at (413)739-7436 or 1-866-277-7741.       p.m.; Lunch is served from 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.:                          Osteoporosis Exercise Class at 10 a.m., Blood Pressure
Please let us know if you would like a newsletter.       BREADED POLLOCK                                                            Clinic 11:30 to 1 p.m. at C.O.A., Foot Care by
    Monday, April 18: Patriots’ Day Holiday Center is       SENIORNET will offer Beginning Internet on April                        appointment
Closed, no meal delivery.                                19 and Introduction to Computer on April 20. For                              Friday, April 15: Coffee Club 9 to 11 a.m.,
    Tuesday, April 19: Billiards 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.;       more information call 533-6889 or visit                                    Cribbage at 9 a.m., Representative Ellen Story at
Brown Bag 10-11 a.m.; Lo-Vision Support Group 10         seniornetsh.org.                                                           noon, Fun to Knit Group at 1 p.m. Line Dancing 2:30
a.m.; Beginning Exercise 10 a.m.; Movie 1 p.m.; Bingo       IN TOWN TRANSPORTATION is available                                     to 3:30 p.m.
1 p.m.; Needlecraft 1 p.m.; Men’s Night/Mah Jongg        Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., by appointment                          Monday, April 18: Coffee Club 9 to 11 a.m.,
6:15pm; Lunch is served from 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.:      only.                                                                      Osteoporosis Exercise Class at 10 a.m., Bingo at 1 p.m.
Hot turkey sandwich.                                        SENIOR TRAVEL CLUB. Bermuda Cruise May 8-                                  Tuesday, April 19: Coffee Club 9 to 11 a.m.,
    Wednesday, April 20: Billiards 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.;     15 on Norwegian Gem. Call Judy Fortier for additional                      Aerobic Walking at 9 a.m., Literary Discussion Group
HIP 8 a.m.; Grocery Shopping 9:30 a.m.; Travel Club      details at 534-3598. On Wednesday, May 25 a trip to                        at 10 a.m., Yoga at 1:30 p.m.
10 a.m.; Osteoporosis Exercise 10:30 a.m.; Celebrate     the Friesian’s of Majesty/Basketville/Lunch at Putney                         Wednesday, April 20: Coffee Club 9 to 10 a.m.,
Italy 11:30 a.m.; Pitch 1 p.m.; Mah Jongg 1 p.m.;        Inn is scheduled. $82. Call Susan at 536-2106 for more                     Card Group 1:15 p.m.
Choralites 1 p.m.; Senior Poetry 1 p.m.; Lunch is        information.
                                                                                                                                        LUNCH SITE:
                                                                                                                                        Lunch is served daily at noon. Reservations must be
                                                                                                                                    made by noon the day before. The suggested donation
                                                                                                                                    is $2.25 for people over 60. Call 467-3239 for reserva-

                                                                                                                                       MONTHLY ACTIVITIES:
                                                                                                                                       The next EMS Blood Pressure Clinic on April 28 at
                                                                                                                                    the C.O.A. at 11:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                       Foot Care with Linda on April 28 by appointment
                                                                                                                                       Senator Candaras’ Aide on May 10

                                                                                                                                       UPCOMING EVENTS:
                                                                                                                                       Call 467-3239 for details

                                                                                                                                      Free Collection Day: Safe disposal of medicines on
                                                                                                                                    April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Granby High
                                                                                                                                    School. Do not bring: needles, syringes, lancets, ther-
                                                                                                                                    mometers, I.V. bags, chemo drugs, or any type of liquid.

                                                                                                                                       Royal Tea: Sponsored by the Friends of Granby’s
                                                                                                                                    Elderly on April 29 at 2:30. Call 467-9323 for reserva-
                                                                                                                                    tions, or sign the guest list on the Friend’s bulletin
                                                                                                                                    board at the C.O.A.

                                                                                                                                       Flex & Tone Class: Call Kim at 467-3239 or kim-

                                                                                                                                       Presentation by Wingate Healthcare: May 5th at 1
                                                                                                                                    p.m. Learn about what services Wingate offers.
                                                                                                                                       Ray Cyr, Administrator and Joanne Hastings,
                                                                                                                                    Director of Admissions and Marketing will be here.
                                                                                                                                    There will also be a presentation by Kathleen
     CLUES ACROSS             34. Keyboard partner       CLUES DOWN                          29. 7th avatar of
                                                                                                                                    Brunelle, Wingate Medicaid Consultant. Don’t be
     1. Male sheep            39. Meets the Danube       1. Coarse files                     Vishnu
                                                                                                                                    Afraid of Medicaid anymore.
     4. Make an explosive     at Belgrave                2. Opposite of digital              32. Woman making
     noise                    40. Adult male pigs        3. Lilongwe is the                  her debut (abbr.)                        ONGOING:
     7. Upper left keyboard   41. Point midway           capital                             33. A guiding spirit                     “Is Your Number Up?” will resume soon.
     key                      between NE and E           4. Slender long-tailed              34. Town of Jesus’                       Channel 15 is showing programs of interest.
     10. Freshwater duck      42. Least crazy            parrots                             first miracle                          www.granbytv.org
     genus                    45. Ricochets              5. Obeahs                           35. Surmounted
     12. Armenian King        49. Coach Parseghian       6. Political action                 36. Prayer beads
     928 - 953                50. ___ Te Ching by        committees                          37. Picasso’s mistress
     14. House member         Lao Tzu                    7. Expungings                       38. Rich in decorative                           ANSWERS TO 4-8-11 PUZZLE
     title (abbr.)            52. Dead body of a         8. A very large body                detail
     15. Starchy food made    human being                of water                            39. Unit of time
     of dried orchid tubers   55. Plural of 18 across    9. Jr. to a sergeant                43. A set of steps
     17. Haystack             57. Indication of skin     (abbr.)                             44. Toilet powder
     18. Afrikaans            damage                     11. Disappear beyond                46. Paddle
     19. Sylvia _____,        59. Oasis (Arabic)         the horizon                         47. Doctor of
     Am. poet                 60. A legally binding      13. Bonxie                          Medicine
     20. Takes upon one-      command                    16. Metacomet of                    48. Board cutters
     self                     61. Woolen Scottish        Pokanoket                           51. Port of ancient
     22. Adult female hog     cap                        18. Two-year-old                    Rome
     23. Irritate             62. Common stuffing        sheep                               53. River in South
     25. Quarrels             herb                       21. Mister                          Africa
     28. Appropriate for      63. Wild sheep of          24. New Zealand red                 54. Tense
     young women              north Africa               pine                                56. 74820 OK
     30. Chest cavity bone    64. Woman (French)         26. Irish Republic                  57. Opposite of LTM
     31. Directed a weapon    65. No. French river       27. One point E of                  58. Br. University
     33. Nothing more than    66. Senior officer         due S                               town river

     Please see next week’s Shopping Guide for answers.
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          SERVICE DIRECTORY                                           t o w n - r e m i n d e r @ t o w n - r e m i n d e r. c o m • 4 1 3 - 5 3 6 - 5 3 3 3

   Appliance Repair                       General Services                   Home Improvement                          Lawn & Garden                           Painting/Papering                  Tree Services
  ALLARD APPLIANCE                        HANDYMAN CAN                             D&S                             SETTER LANDSCAPING                            PAINTING BY                 LUCCHESI TREE SERVICE
      SERVICE                          Light carpentry. Painting.           HOME IMPROVEMENT                         Spring cleanups • mowing                    BOB ROULIER                     AND LANDSCAPING
 Specializing in refrigerators          Residential & Industrial.          “Quality Work at a Fair Price”            Fertilizing, Aerating, Shrub          Residential & Commercial.         Lot Clearing, Retaining Walls,
   and freezers. All makes.            Spraying. Power washing.                       Member                        Trimming, Mulch • Stone •                 Interior & Exterior.                 Mowing, Pruning,
       Lowest Rates.                    Int./Ext. General cleanup             Better Business Bureau                Landscape Design • Insured              High quality. Affordable          Stump Grinding, Irrigation.
    Also repair washers,              work. Replacement windows.                 of Western Mass.                           Free Estimates                   prices. Fully insured.                     Insured.
                                                                                                                        Ask About Our...                                                             534-1002
         dryers, ACs.                     Cellars, attics, yards,                   • 20 Years •                       Sales & Promotions                         536-6509            TFN                               TFN
 ALL WORK GUARANTEED                       fix windows, doors.              IKO & CertainTeed Certified
       536-3478                           Don 534-1435                        Lic. #118608 • Insured                       467-2059
                               TFN                                  TFN                                                                                    BOB’S STRAIGHTLINE
                                                                              Dave 592-9490                                575-2271               5/27
                                                                                                           TFN                                                                                    Wanted to Buy
  Banquet Facilities                                                                                                                                           Interior & Exterior.
                                           Gutter Cleaning                                                                                                Professional Quality Painting             BUYING &
     HALL FOR RENT                                                                  Insulation                            Rototilling                      & Staining. Free Estimates.            SELLING COINS
   FOR ALL FUNCTIONS                  AVOID WATER PROBLEMS                                                                                                        Fully insured.             Stamps, medals, old watches,
  $200 includes bartender                 Prevent costly repairs.            RON DEROY & SONS                                                                     (413) 467-3341               diamonds, gold jewelry &
   and kitchen facilities.                   Gutter cleaning.                   INSULATION                                 DAVE MAZ                                                               scrap, sterling silver.
  Granby American Legion                       Call Brian at                 Don’t wait - insulate! Add
                                                                                                                                                                                             BROADWAY COIN & STAMP
                                         (413) 478-7113                                                                  LANDSCAPING
       467-9545                TFN                                          more to your attic & walls.            NO JOB TOO BIG – TRUCKING                                                         594-9550            TFN
                                                                           Blown in cellulose insulation.          LOAM, MULCH, STONE, ETC.                        Plumbing
        Driveways                       Home Improvement
                                                                           25 years exp. Free estimates.
                                                                                                                             534-8864               5/6       M.G. CROTEAU
   OWENS GENERAL                                                                                           TFN                                             PLUMBING & HEATING                      ANTIQUES &
                                            NORM LEPAGE                                                                                                      Residential, commercial,             COLLECTIBLES
  CONTRACTORS, INC.                         CONTRACTOR
  New Driveways • Repairs                                                                                                                                 industrial. Gas piping, sewers     Mother & Daughter will buy
                                      Additions, Remodeling, Repairs                                                 Painting/Papering
   Crack Filling & Sealing
                                        Roofing, decks, garages,
                                                                                Lawn & Garden                                                                  and drains cleaned.              Silver, gold and costume
    Also Concrete Work:                                                                                                 PROFESSIONAL                       MA Master License #10252           jewelry, elegant glass, china,
       Steps & Walks                  porches, termite damage, etc.            BRANDON ADAMS                            WALLCOVERING                              533-5716            TFN        sterling items. Antique
   413-533-9635                             Licensed. Insured.                   LAWN CARE
                               4/29                                                                               Quality/Prompt Workmanship                                                 furniture, stoneware crockery
                                               Experienced                    COMPETITIVE PRICING!                 U.S. School of Professional                                                  & jugs, pottery, prints &
                                              323-4961              TFN       Weekly Lawn Maintenance
        Electrician                                                             Spring/Fall Clean-up
                                                                                                                  Paperhanging. Free estimates.                 Tree Services                 paintings. Anything unusual.
                                                                                                                       Call Steve Cavagnac                                                   We also will run estate sales.
   GAGNON ELECTRIC                                                                Hedge Trimming                           536-9186                TFN
                                                                                                                                                               EDGE TREE SERVICE                     532-0429            TFN
    All types of electrical               FLEURY BUILDING                     Mulch Installation & More                                                      Tree removal, trimming,
     work. Fully insured.                  & RENOVATION                          FREE ESTIMATES                                                           land clearing, stump grinding.
  All work fully guaranteed                  Quality Carpentry                    CALL BRANDON                                                             Fully insured. Free estimates.
       Free estimates.                 Additions • Kitchens • Baths           (413) 695-5384                                                                     Visa/Master Card.
         Lic. #14960A                   Windows • Doors • Siding                                           4/29           FAIRVIEW                                  Peter Edge                   ATTIC TO CELLAR
       533-8867          TFN          Light Tractor & Backhoe Work                                                       PAINTING CO.                             532-5764            TFN           ANTIQUES
                                             Affordable Prices                                                      Quality Interior & Exterior                                               If you are moving, cleaning
                                                                                   DAVE MAZ
                                            No Job Too Small                     LANDSCAPING                         Painting Fully Insured.              GRANBY TREE SERVICE                     house or selling out...
   General Services                         Licensed • Insured                                                             References.                      Tree Trimming • Removal                    CALL US!
                                                                              Spring thru Fall Cleanups,                                                                                           Always looking for
                                             532-0282               TFN                                                  Free Estimates.                   Spraying • Stump Grinding.
MOVING AND MORE                                                               lawnmowing, dethatching,
                                                                                                                            Call Mark,         TFN            ISA Certified Arborist.          OLD, OLDER & ANTIQUE
   Junk / Trash Removal.                                                     pruning, planting, mulching,
                                                                                                                  531-3219 • 532-7712                             Fully insured.                    of any category.
  Cleanups. Home, office,                                                    shrub-brush & tree removal.
                                                                                                                                                                 Free estimates.                     533-2392
 garages. Pick up & delivery                                                    DAVID MAZUROWSKI                                                                                                                         TFN
                                            HORIZON                                                                                                            Call Jim Mytkowicz
   service. Commercial &                                                            536-3697               5/27                                                    532-6654           TFN
 Residential. Free estimates           HOME IMPROVEMENT
       543-4441                         Construction • Remodel                                                         BRUSH AND ROLL
                                                Repairs                                                                                                    TOM’S TREE SERVICE                  Window Treatments
                                           Windows • Doors
                                                                              LAWN-LANDSCAPE                              PAINTING                           Pruning, tree removal,                 ADAMS CO.
  HOME REPAIR &                             Roofs to Floors                     FULL SERVICE                         Interior/Exterior Painting               cabling, land cleared,
  MAINTENANCE                           Sheds • Decks • Carports                  575-7080                                 Wallpapering.                     brush chipper service.            SCREEN REPAIRS
  Repairs, light carpentry,                                                                                              Call Jim Menard                   Woodchips. Snowplowing.            Shades • Blinds • Awnings
                                          Licensed • Insured                    AD GINGRAS & SONS
    odd jobs, small jobs,                                                                                                  532-2466                TFN      Insured. Free Estimates.              Sales & Service
                                            (413) 575-6669          TFN           LAWN-PRO.COM             TFN                                                                                     536-6330
 doors, windows, painting,                                                                                                                                        538-7608            TFN                              5/13

 gutters cleaned & repaired.
    Gary 534-4587 TFN                  TO ADVERTISE ON THIS PAGE CALL THE TOWN REMINDER @ 536-5333

CALENDAR                                   • Continued from Page 8                                                 SCHOOL                                 • Continued from Page 12

College Archives presents: Fires and                                                                               tion at the high school (152 credits),                   motions were passed by a 5-0-0 vote.
Friendship: South Hadley and Mt.                         KLEZMER BAND – SOUTH                                      the limited number of alternatives for                       Carey told the new additions to the
Holyoke College. Patricia Albright will               HADLEY. MHC Klezmer Band Dance                               students who may need non-traditional                    committee that he is excited to work
present historical anecdotes and pictures             Party. Learn the steps to the freylekhs,                     education and the expectations of stu-                   alongside them.
on the town and the college. Come and                 the Miserlou, and the Honga. Warbeke                         dents who are vocationally oriented. He                      “I want to take a chance to congratu-
learn more about historical connections               Room, Mount Holyoke College, Weds.,                          recommended that the rate of gradua-                     late our new School Committee mem-
between the students and the town.                    April 27, 5:30 p.m.                                          tion should be examined further at a                     bers,” said Carey. “I look forward to
Mon., April 25, 6 p.m., South Hadley                                                                               future meeting.                                          spending time with you, getting to know
Public Library, 27 Bardwell St., 538-5045.                                                                            Sayer did not know what the gradua-                   each other better and working together.
                                                                    FRIDAY, APRIL 29                               tion rate of previous classes was because                I think we can do very well.”
        TUESDAY, APRIL 26                                JAZZ CONCERT – SOUTH
                                                                                                                   this was the first year this study was
                                                                                                                   released. East Longmeadow had the                              Service animal policy
                                                      HADLEY. Jazz Ensembles of Mount                              highest four-year graduation rate (95.4)                             approved
                                                      Holyoke perform a smorgasbord of                             while Springfield had the lowest (53).                      The School Committee voted 5-0-0
The Northampton Community Music
                                                      sound with music by Alan Baylock,                                                                                     to approve the school district’s service
Center will be having its Spring Choral
                                                      Kris Berg, Victor Lopez and more.                                                                                     animal policy.
Concert on Tues., April 26 at 7 p.m.,
Edwards Church on Main Street,
                                                      McCulloch Auditorium, Mount                                            School Committee                                  Essentially, the policy states that no
                                                      Holyoke College, Fri., April 29, 7:30                                     reorganizes                                 animal with the potential to endanger
Northampton. NCMC’s Kuumba
                                                      p.m.                                                             The two new members of the School                    the health or well-being of students will
Women’s Choir, High Definition, and
the Northampton Community Children’s                                                                               Committee, Barry Waite and Robert                        be allowed on school grounds without
Choir will be performing. Donations col-                       SATURDAY, APRIL 30                                  Abrams, were welcomed to the board by                    permission from the superintendent.
lected for Grow Food Northampton.                                                                                  its returning members.                                      Exceptions will be made for ani-
                                                         TEA CUP AUCTION, BREAK-                                       As is customary whenever a new                       mals that help anyone afflicted
                                                      FAST, SALES - POTPOURRI –                                                                                             with a disability, such as a seeing-
     WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27                              SOUTH HADLEY. Joining the
                                                                                                                   election occurs, the School Committee
                                                                                                                   voted to reorganize its positions. Dale                  eye dog. Its handler will be liable
                                                      Potpourri will be The Congregation                           Carey was voted as the new chairman                      for any damage that is caused by
                                                      Church of South Hadley Falls, 11                             with Waite as vice chairman; both                        the animal.
                                                      North Main Street from 7:30 a.m. – 2
Presented by federal Archivist Jean
                                                      p.m., Saturday, April 30. Pancake
Nudd Elliott. A genealogical program
                                                      Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.; Teacup Auction
on how to find information about your
immigrant ancestors. Weds., April 27, 6
                                                      specialty baskets; bake sale, craft & tag                                Email submissions for the
                                                      sale. Please call the church office for
p.m. South Hadley Public Library, 27
Bardwell St., 538-5045.
                                                      more information or if interested in a                              TOWN REMINDER to kwill@turley.com
                                                      table rental.
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                                       Buzzin’ from Town to Town

          For Sale
                               Turley Publications’ Community Marketplace

                                              Moving Sale
                                                                                                          ✦       www.turley.com                ✦     Call us toll free at 1-800-824-6548

                                                                                                                                                                          Services                                  Services
(no motor). 18 foot Fiberglass boat
                                              ***MOVING SALE***
                                       *CUSTOM-MADE Country Pine
                                                                                   Want it!                                                                                                             CERAMIC- MASTER TILESMITH
                                                                                                                                                                                                        for hire. All types of installations,
w/working 4 cyl Merc inboard.          Hutch & 7’ Harvest Table w/2                                                                                                                                     30+ years experience. Insured.
Both can be restored or used for
parts. (413)245-9463.
                                       benches and 2 Pottery Barn
                                       Chairs $5,000
                                                                                   Find it!                                                                                                             Guaranteed work. Free Estimates.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Call Bill (413)446-7458
                                       3 Fine Quality Rocking Chairs Red
trailer $1,000. 4 cyl Merc inboard
                                       High back - $75.00, Green $60.00
                                       and Natural w/woven straw back &
                                       seat $75 *Upholstered swivel
                                                                                   Buy it!                                                                             -FREE DROP OFF!-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        CHAIR SEAT WEAVING &
                                                                                                                                                                                                        refinishing - cane, fiber rush &
                                                                                                                                                                                                        splint - Classroom instructor, 20 +
and out boat & power equipment
$1,000. (413)245-9463.
                                       glider chair w/ottoman $25
                                       *Mission Style couch 87” w/3
                                       cushions (Paisley green print)
                                                                                   Sell it!                                                                         Computers | Appliances |
                                                                                                                                                                 Electronics | Copiers | Batteries
                                                                                                                                                                   Medical Equipment | Metal
                                                                                                                                                                                                        years experience. Call Walt at
                                                                                                                                                                                                        (413)267-9680 for estimate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        CLEAN YOUR GUTTERS. Avoid
                                       $300.00 *2 Televisions – Sony 32”
                                       & Zenith 27” $25 ea *3 - 41” x 29”
                                       Native American Canvas Prints
                                                                                   Love it!                                                                     Furniture | Power Tools | & More!
                                                                                                                                                                   Mon-Fri 8-4pm, Sat 8-noon
                                                                                                                                                                Check website for TV/Freon fees
                                                                                                                                                                                                        water damage. Prevent costly
                                                                                                                                                                                                        repairs. Fast professional service.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Call Brian (413)478-7113 Please
                                       $200 or $75.00 ea *28” Toro Snow
                                       blower $500.00 You can review all
                                       items by appointment call (413)
                                                                                   Drive it!                                                                                                            leave message.


                                                  Tag Sale                                        READ IT!!!                                                         1-1- A B HAULING AND                               COLONIAL
                                       APRIL 16, 9-2 Church in the
                                       Acres, 1383 Wilbraham Rd,
                                                                                                                                                                       REMOVAL SERVICE
                                                                                                                                                                Cellars, attics, garages cleaned,                      CARPENTRY
                                       Springfield, clothing, household                                                                                                                                      Kitchens • Baths • Doors • Windows
  A public service announcement        items, toys, tools collectibles and          15 Weekly Newspapers                                                        yard debris. Barns, sheds,
                                                                                                                                                                demolished. 20 yd. container,                 Additions • Renovations • Garages
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Call Bob (413) 374-6175
presented by your community paper      more. After 1 PM fill a bag at a                                                                                         truck available. Cheaper than
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      or 533-2094

                                       special low price.
                                                                                 Serving 50 Local Communities                                                   dumpster fees and we do all work.
                                                                                                                                                                Lowest rates. (413)267-3353, cell        Reg. #137847         MC/Visa Accepted
                                       HUGE RETIREMENT SALE                                                                                                     (413)222-8868.
sets with warranty. Twin/$180,
                                       HAMPDEN 484 Main Street, Sat.
Full/$250 & Queen/$300. Can                                                                                                                                       20+ YEARS EXPERIENCE!
                                       April 16, 9 to 5
deliver. Route 20, Palmer Call
Rich (413)732-6263, (413)283-
                                       Attention!     business      owners,                Firewood                                 Wanted                       Complete carpentry, drywall and
                                       graphic artists, teachers, design                                                                                          painting services. For all your
3069, (413) 885-30652                                                            ALL SEASONED HARDWOOD                   BUYING ANTIQUES OF all kinds,             home improvement needs.
                                       students, crafters
                                       Mac G4's, flat bed scanner,               cut, split and delivered. Prompt        musical    instruments,    books,          Kitchens, baths, finished            POWERWASHING
ANTIQUE AND PERIOD chairs –            printers, stock photo          library,   delivery.   MC/Visa     Westview        postcards, posters, advertising,             basements and more!                      Get your Spring
Restored with new woven seats –                                                  Farms 111 East Hill Road,               furniture, toys, military, tools,       Joe’s GC-License #CS093368.              House Cleaning Done Early!
                                       drawing boards, bookcases, file
Many styles and weaves available.                                                Monson (413)267-9631.                   records. Local. Forty years                     (413) 219-6951.                    Non-pressure Roof Cleaning
                                       cabinets      vertical,    horizontal,
Call (413)267-9680.                                                                                                      experience (413)427-3092.                                                        HOUSES • CONCRETE • PATIOS
                                       desks,       chairs, paper stock
                                                                                 CUT, SPLIT, DELIVERED Trees
                                       including Paper Direct pre-print,
                                                                                 purchased on wood lots. Licensed        OLD     CARPENTER       TOOLS                                                    DK POWERWASHING
                                       books, tons of desk accessories,                                                  wanted. Planes, chisels, saws,                                                         Call (413) 297-4276
wood, never used, brand new in                                                   Forester, harvester. References.
                                       25 years in design business. Don't                                                levels, etc. Call Ken 413-433-
factory boxes. English Dovetail.                                                 Insured.     Visit    us       at
                                       miss this sale. Everything must                                                   2195. Keep your vintage tools
Original cost $4,500. Sell for $895.                                             www.moneyforyourtrees.com
                                       go!    Presented        by   Darlene                                              working and get MONEY.
Can deliver. Call Tom 781-560-         Atkinson & Associates                                                                                                                                            DRYWALL        AND    CEILINGS,
4409.                                                                                                                    WINTERGARDEN IS BUYING                                                         plaster repair. Drywall hanging.
                                                                                     Fresh cut & split $140.00.                                                   A A CALL – HAUL IT ALL.
                                              KEV’S BARNYARD                       Seasoned cut & split $200.00          ANTIQUES of all types including                                                Taping & complete finishing. All
LEATHER LIVING ROOM set in                     FLEA MARKET                                                               Furniture, Jewelry, Paintings, Art     Cheaper than a dumpster. I do all       ceiling textures. Fully insured.
                                                                                            All hardwood.                                                       the work, cleanouts, attics, cellars,
original plastic, never used.                    Also Furniture                  *Also have seasoned softwood for        Pottery & Glass, Sterling Silver,                                              Jason at Great Walls.
Original price $3,000, sacrifice              Wednesday - Sunday                                                         Advertising, Toys & Dolls, Military    barns, garages and appliance            (413)563-0487
                                                                                      outdoor boilers (Cheap).                                                  removal. 10% discount with this
$975. Call Bill 617-264-0362.                   10AM - 4:30PM                     Quality & volumes guaranteed!!         Items, Swords, Clocks, Musical
                                               #185 Route 202,                                                           Instruments, Books, Old Radios,        ad. Free Est. 1 (413)596-7286, 1        FREE METAL PICKUP Washers,
                                                                                   New England Forest Products                                                  (866) 517-4285.                         dryers,        all       appliances,
ORGANIC SHEEP MANURE.                             Granby, MA                               (413)477-0083.                Wind-Up Phonographs, Vintage
                                                (413)467-1722                                                            Clothing, Quilts, Linens and more.                                             lawnmowers, motocycles, car
Home built old utility trailer with                                                                                                                                                                     parts, gas grills, old car batteries,
roof. Seasoned firewood in approx              DEALER SPACE                      PARTIALLY      SEASONED      &          CALL (413)267-3786 or (413)539-
                                             www.kevsbarnyard.com                                                        1472.                                                                          any metal. Cars- we pay $. If you
4 to 5 ft. lengths. Call (413)245-                                               SEASONED OAK & HARD
                                                                                                                                                                                                        got junk call Pete or Ruth
9463.                                                                            WOODS.       Cut   split   and
                                       MOVING SALE, EVERYTHING                   delivered. 2, 3 & 4 cord loads.             Wanted To Buy                                          A and D
                                       must go! Furniture, clothes, tools,       R.T. Smart & Sons. 1-413-267-                                                                                          HANDYMAN, REPAIRS, NEW
TRAILERS PACE, HAULMARK,                                                                                                 ALWAYS BUYING COMPLETE
                                       toys. Lots of great stuff. Sat. 4/16,     3827.                                                                                                                  work, tile, ceramic, granite. Make
FeatherLite,   Bigtex,    Bri-Mar,                                                                                       estates,    clean-outs,    sterling
                                       8am-2pm, 8 Millbrook Drive,                                                                                                                                      your project a reality. Call Gil for
Sundowner Exiss, CM Truck                                                                                                silver, antiques, religious items,
Bodies, Full Service Rentals.
                                       Wilbraham                                  Health/Beauty Aids                     musical instruments, old photos,       A AND D HAULING. Affordable,            estimate (413)323-0923 licensed,
Delivery & Pickup. Open 6 days.                                                                                          costume jewelry, furniture, vintage    Dependable Removal at its best!         insured.
                                       MOVING           TO     FLORIDA           IF YOU USED the antibiotic drug
Connecticut Trailers, Bolton, CT                                                                                         tablecloths and any old interesting    Real Estate closings our specialty.
                                       Everything must go! From soup to          Levaquin and suffered a tendon                                                                                         HOME THEATER, AV Tech.
877-869-4118 www.cttrailers.com.                                                                                         items. Call Sean O. (413)519-          Will clean homes, attics, cellars
                                       nuts! 4/16- 4/17, 8-4. 1373 Main          rupture, you may be entitled to                                                                                        (Cert. ISF/HAA). The only Cert.
                                                                                                                         5643.                                  and barns. *Demo work and metal
                                       Street, Apt. 3, Palmer                    compensation.    Call   Attorney                                                                                       Installers in this area. Put in
                                                                                                                                                                removal at discounted rates. 10%
                                                                                 Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727.                                                                                        theater for you or install a Plasma
                                                                                                                         BUYING ESTATE CONTENTS.                discount with ad. Free estimates.
                                         Building Materials                                                                                                                                             the right way. Sales, service. 413-
                                                                                      Miscellaneous                      Barre Auction. MA #03051. Buying
                                                                                                                         or consigning entire or partial
                                                                                                                                                                413-477-0213 (business)
                                                                                                                                                                413-575-7961 (cell)                     374-8000, 413-374-8300.
                                       STEEL      BUILDINGS     30X40,
                                                                                 AVIATION                                estate, antiques, collectibles, barn                                           www.a-v-tech.com
                                       100x100 – Others. Discounted
                                                                                 MAINTENANCE/AVIONICS.                   treasures.    Call Bob (978)257-         ADVANTAGE APPLIANCE
                                       before Inflation (Steel Shortage
                                                                                 GRADUATE in 15 months. FAA              7000.                                               REPAIR
                                       Looming) Buy Now!
                                                                                 approved; financial aid if qualified.                                             We are offering a **FREE**
                                       www.sunwardsteel.com Source#                                                      CASH PAID FOR older guitars,
                                                                                 Job placement assistance. Call                                                   service call with a paid repair
                                       0WQ 410-782-3071                                                                  banjos,      mandolins,      guitar
                                                                                 National Aviation Academy today!                                               We are dependable, experienced
                                                                                                                         amplifiers. Any condition. Fender,

     Moving Sale
                                                                                 1-800-292-3228 or NAA.edu                                                      and honest. If you need a part or
                                                                                                                         Martin, Gibson, National Guild,        service for your appliance call us
                                                                                 HAS        YOUR      BUILDING           Dobro,     Gretch,   etc.   (NEW         first at 413-732-0900 or visit
                                                                                 SHIFTED? Contact Woodford               PHONE) 413-335-1634.                   WWW.ADVANTAGEAPPLIANCE.BIZ
                                                                                 Bros. Inc. for straightening,                                                                                                MADE IN THE SHADE
                                                                                 leveling, foundation and wood                     Services                     ALADDIN’S              PROPERTY
                                                                                                                                                                                                             AWNINGS & CANOPIES
                                                                                                                                                                SERVICES Painting, tree work,
       If you like Primitive Country Style                                       frame repairs at 1-800-OLD-
                                                                                 BARN,     www.woodfordbros.com
                                                                                                                                        *****                   snow removal, general clean up,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Service for all your
                                                                                                                                                                                                            aluminum, canvas awnings
                                                                                                                                                                water proofing, appliances & metal
          then this is the sale for you…..                                       MAHIC#155877; CTHIS#571557;
                                                                                                                                                                removal free. Ray (413)231-7017.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 & canopy needs.
                                                                                 RICRB#22078.                                                                                                               Sales, repairs, installation.
         Many home decorations and household                                     PROMOTE YOUR PRODUCT,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Free estimates. Discount prices.
            goods from dishes, wall hangings,                                    service or business to 1.7 million
                gardening tools & furniture.
          All items well cared for and waiting for
                                                                                 households      throughout    New
                                                                                 England. Reach 4 million potential
                                                                                                                               A CALL WE HAUL
                                                                                                                                                                     AVERY                              PAINT AND PAPER Over 25
                                                                                                                                                                                                        years experience. Free estimates.
                                                                                 readers quickly and inexpensively
                                                                                 with great results. Use the Buy            Fast Rubbish Removal                Home Improvement & Repair               References. Lic #086220. Please
                                                                                                                                                                                                        call Kevin 978-355-6864.
           a new home. Great shopping, if you’re                                 New England Classified Ad                      WE TAKE IT ALL                   Residential & Commercial
         just starting out in a new apartment or                                 Network by calling (413)283-8393,                 LOAD IT ALL                             Chicopee, MA                 PLUMBING JOBS DONE by fast
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        if you want to spruce up your own home.                                  work? You are reading one of our        Closings, Free Estimates, Attics             Fully Licensed and Insured        Small jobs welcome. Cheap hourly
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     EVERYTHING MUST GO!!!                                                       where your ads run
                                                                                                                              Expert demo services
                                                                                                                         10% disc. All Major CC's accepted
                                                                                                                                                                  Drywall Repair • Interior Painting
                                                                                                                                                                         Custom Woodworking
                                                                                                                          CALL NOW - 1-800-414-0239             Insurance Work • Laminate Flooring
     Sat., April 16th                                                            Musical Instruments
                                                                                                                                                                                                         PSI Powerwashing
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm                                                          CLARINET/VIOLIN/FLUTE/trump
                                                                                 et/trombone/amplifier/Fender                                                   BOB ROBILLARD’S ODD Job                   & Roof Cleaning
     2283 Baptist Hill Rd.                                                       guitar, $69. each. Cello/upright        CHIMNEY               SERVICES:        Service. Rubbish removed, attics,        All Siding, Roof Cleaning, Gutter Cleaning,
                                                                                 bass,         saxophone/French          CLEANINGS, caps, dampers,              cellars, garages cleaned, light           Decks, Fences, Moss & Mildew Removal.
         Palmer, MA                                                                                                      repairs including masonry and          moving, gutters cleaned. Call                    Fully Insured. BBB Member.
                                                                                 horn/drums       $185        each.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Call (413) 204-5452
          Rain or Shine                                                          Tuba/baritone      horn/Hammond         liners. The best for less!!!           someone you know.
                                                                                                                         Worcester to Pittsfield. 508-245-      (413)537-5090/    (413)547-8502/                 www.psi-clean.com
                                                                                 organ. Others 4 sale (516)377-
                                                                                 7907.                                   1501, 413-575-5191                     (413)533-2853.
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           Services                                  Services                                  Carpentry                          Cleaning Services                                Electrician                                Electrician
                                                                                      HEARTWOOD          CARPENTRY              LIBERTY MAID SERVICE. Save                 BILL CAMERLIN. ADDITIONS,                  SMALL AND LARGE Jobs
                                                                                      SPECIALIZING        in    decks,          time while adding a little luxury to       service changes, small jobs for            service upgrades, reasonable

                                                                                      additions, kitchen & bathroom             your life. Affordable. Reliable. High      homeowners, fire alarms. Fast,             prices, prompt service, quality
                                                                                      remodels and home repairs.                quality. Personalized/ always have         dependable, reasonable rates.              workmanship.    Fully   insured.
                                                                                      Contact Gregory (413)433-4490.            the same person who you can                Insured, free estimates. E280333.          Lic#E38506 Michael P. Flynn

                                                                                                                                trust! Residential and/or business         24 hour emergency service.                 electrician (413)323-9779; or
                                                                                            Child Services
                                                                                                                                cleaning. Debra. (413)592-4925.            (413)427-5862.                             (413)348-0257
                                                                                                                                                                           DEPENDABLE ELECTRICIAN,
                                                                                      *NEW STATE LAW. Anyone
             •Site work                                                               advertising caring of children must             WINDOW CLEANING
                                                                                                                                     -SPRING Cleaning Time!
                                                                                                                                                                           FRIENDLY       service,  installs
                                                                                                                                                                           deicing cables. Free estimates.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Home Improvement
      •Sewer Connections                    Fully Insured • Senior Citizen Discount   list a license number to do so if
                                                                                                                                                                           Fully insured. Scot Winters
                                           Contact Jim 413-544-4906
         •Septic Systems                                                              they offer this service in their own       Residential House Windows, 20                                                        C-D HOME IMPROVEMENT. 1
                                                                                                                                 Years Experience, Reasonable              electrician Lic. #13514-B Call
       •Drainage Solutions                                                            home.                                                                                                                           Call for all your needs. Windows,
      •Pool Building Demo                       Specializing in                                                                  Prices, Free Estimates, Friendly          (413)244-7096.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      siding, roofs, additions, decks,
                                                                                      LUDLOW HOME DAYCARE has
               •Ponds                      all phases of carpentry.                   openings for full time and part time
                                                                                                                                 Service Call Jim 413-583-8436             EXPERIENCED           LICENSED             baths, hardwood floors, painting.
              •Grading                                                                                                                                                     ELECTRICIAN E51458. Large to               All work 100% guaranteed.
                                           From framing to finish work!               all ages, evenings hours available,                                                  small jobs. Prompt service,
           •Lot Clearing
         •Retaining Walls
                                                                                      meals provided, daily activities.          Computer Services                         professional work, fully insured,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Licensed and insured. Call Bob
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (413)596-8807 Cell (860)301-8283
                                              No job too big or too small.            Please call Tamie H(413)547-                                                         free estimates. 24 hours. Bruce
          •Bobcat/Dozer                                                                                                         COMPUTERS SHOULDN’T BE                                                                CS Lic. #97110, HIC Lic #162905
    •Excavator/Tri-axle Dump              STETSONCARPENTRY@YAHOO.COM                  8521,      C(413)575-2089         Lic                                                (413)883-9657.
                                                                                      #8028517.                                 frustrating or frightening. I’ll come
            “For All Your                                                                                                       to you. Upgrades, set-up, tutoring,        JAMES      FERRIS:      LICENSE            D & D Remodeling- All phases of
       Earth Moving Needs”                                                                                                      troubleshooting.          Hardware,        #E16303. Free estimates. Senior            remodeling: water damage repair,
  Free Estimates & Fully Insured                                                                                                software. Also setup DVD, Home             Discounts. Insured. 40 years               decks,      kitchens,    baths,
                Brian                                                                                                           Theatre, Phones, etc. Monique              experience. No job too small. Cell         replacement windows. Call Dave
            413-244-7037                                                                                                        (413)237-1035.                             (413)330-3682.                             (413)883-2280.
                                                                                                     Childcare   Here
 home        repairs,    handicap
 remodeling.     Free  estimates,
                                                                                          Computer                                            Home Office
 licensed and insured. Quick turn
 arounds.     Please
                      call   Mike        WE RENOVATE, SELL &
                                         PURCHASE (any condition) horse
                                                                                          Sales/Service                                       Commercial                                              New Image
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Need Windows?
                                                                                          Spring Cleaning?
                                         drawn vehicles such as sleighs,
                                         carriages, surreys, wagons, dr’s                                                                                                                              Energy Star Vinyl Replacement
                                         buggies, driveable or lawn                                                                                                                                       Any Size – Double Pain
 excavating jobs. Call Brian A.
                                         ornaments. Reasonable prices.
 Dollar, former owner of Blanchard
                                         Quality      workmanship.      Call
                                                                                                               We make house calls                                                                        Tilt-in – Insulated Glass
 Septic, at (413)427-1192.
                                         (413)213-0373 for estimate and                                   Time to clean out your computer                                                                    Lifetime Warranty
                                                                                                                 Synergy IT
                                              Visit Us at Our New Place                                                                                                                                100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
                                                    Demers & Sons
                                                 401 Mill Valley Road
                                                                                                      15 Years in business (formerly Kittco)                                                             $269.00 Installed
                                                Rte. 181 (across from                                      Call Toll Free 877-499-5243
                                               Mill Valley Golf Course)                                   WeCanHelp@Synergy-I-T.net                                         Limited Time Offer                  Call Jeremy (413) 221-9807

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 Home Improvement                              Landscaping                            Lawnmower                                Painting                              Tree Work                                   Horses
DELREO HOME IMPROVEMENT                                                                                                                                     AFFORDABLE,             LARGE,           HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS
                                         IMMACULATE LAWN CARE                                                         ALBEE AND SONS PAINTING
- Where Quality and the                                                                                                                                     TECHNICAL TREE REMOVALS                  offered year round at our state of
                                         Budding landscaping company                                                      has been in Business for
Assurance that your job will be                                                                                                                             Interstate   Tree Experts works          the art facility. Beginner to
                                         starting spring services and                                                     Over 40 Years. We Offer
done right and on time are always                                                                                                                           according to your budget with            advanced. Ages 4 years to adult.
                                         looking for new customers.                                                        Free Estimates and are
#1. Whether it's a roof, siding,
windows or a deck etc. you can
                                         • Mowing & Trimming                     LAWNMOWER REPAIR                       Fully Insured. Services that
                                                                                                                                                            absolutely no lawn damage. Tree
                                                                                                                                                            trimming. Fully insured, Free
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Boarding, sales and leasing also
                                                                                                                                                                                                     available. Convenient location at
count on us! 20 years exp. FULLY
                                         • Starter fertilizer
                                         • Top dressing & overseeding
                                                                                      at your home                     We Offer are: Interior/Exterior
                                                                                                                         Painting, Staining, Texture
                                                                                                                                                            consultation        assessments.         Orion Farm in South Hadley.
LICENSED & INSURED. Visit us                                                      Lawnmowers, snowblowers,                                                  (860)391-9555.                           (413)532-9753
                                         • Planting                                                                          Ceilings, Sheetrock,
online at                                                                        leafblowers, etc. tuned up and                                                                                      www.orionfarminc.com
                                         • Mulch                                                                        Power Washing, Wallpaper
                                         • Thatching                                 repaired at your home.           Removal, and Minor Carpentry
                                                                                                                                                            KEN’S TREE SERVICE AND
om or call Gary Delcamp and
                                         • Hedges                                      Call 583-7977                              Please Call
                                                                                                                                                            LAND CLEARING. We also do
save.413-569-3733 office/fax MA                                                                                                                             Landscaping/ stonework. Fully            STRAIN FAMILY HORSE Farm.
                                         • Insured tree work                                                                Brian (413) 363-2897
Lic. #100821 MA Reg. #156758                                                                                                                                insured. Free Estimate. Cordwood         50 horses, we take trade-ins, 3-
                                         • Heavy equipment                                                                 or John (413) 313-6262
CT Lic. #0620422                                                                                                                                            available.         (413)436-7262,        week     exchange      guarantee.
                                         Call Josh (413)668-7020                                                       for Your Free Estimate Today
                                                                                                                                                            (774)452-4491, (413)277-5053.            Supplying horses to the East
                                        JHG LANDSCAPING available for               Legal Services                                                                                                   Coast.
IMPROVEMENTS One call does it                                                                                                                                                                        www.strainfamilyhorsefarm.com
all. Free estimates. Best price         spring clean-ups and new mowing                                                       Plumbing                      WILLOW TREE SERVICE 25 yrs
                                                                                                                                                            experience. Free estimates. Fully        860-653-3275. Check us out on
guaranteed. Lic #168118 Insured         accounts. All landscaping services           BANKRUPTCY HELP                 ALL PLUMBING REPAIRS AND               insured. Removals, pruning, storm        Facebook.
(413)218-9042      or e-mail us         provided. Tractor, loader work,
                                                                                                                     INSTALLATIONS No job too               damage. Serving W. Springfield
dsheldon12@yahoo.com                    power raking, york raking, brush        Stop living in fear of creditors     small. 30 years experience.            and surrounding areas.
                                        cutting, hydroseeding. (413)869-        and losing your assets. Get a
GO GREEN GO SOLAR                       2290.                                   financial fresh start. You have
                                                                                                                     Master plumber LIC. NO. 10338.         (413)569-3383 (413)214-2779                     Help Wanted
                                                                                                                     Call Rick (413)533-3109.               www.willowtreeservicellc.com.
Solar Hot Water Installed- Free         LADIES           LANDSCAPING.           options! Reasonable rates,
                                                                                                                                                                                                              AIDES- CNA/HHA
Home Survey. Reduce your
energy cost- Energy from the Sun.
                                        PATIOS, sidewalks, sprinkler            payment
                                                                                              plans     available.
                                                                                             appointments.      A
                                                                                                                     GREG LAFOUNTAIN PLUMBING                             Pets                               Immediate Openings
                                        systems, retaining walls, lawn                                               & Heating. Lic #19196 Repairs &
Call (413)596-9233.                                                             federally approved debt relief                                                    RETIRED RACING                                Flexible Hours
                                        installation, lawn maintenance,                                              Replacement of fixtures, water
                                                                                agency providing debt and                                                     GREYHOUNDS AVAILABLE                             Benefits/ Mileage
                                        landscape design, bobcat work.                                               heater installations, steam/HW
HOME             IMPROVEMENTS.                                                  bankruptcy            counseling.                                                  FOR ADOPTION                               Call Visiting Angels
                                        Free estimates. Fully insured. Call                                          boiler replacement. Kitchen & Bath
REMODELING. Kitchens, baths.                                                    Attorney       Carrie     Naatz,                                              spayed/neutered, wormed,                          (413)568-7960
                                        (413)387-8609.                                                               remodeling. 30 years experience.
Ceramic tile, windows, painting,                                                Memorial         Ave.,      West     Fully insured. $10. Gas Card With        shots, heartworm checked,
wallpapering, textured ceilings,                                                Springfield, (413)336-8300.          Work Performed. Call Greg                       teeth cleaned
siding,     roofing,     additions.     MIHALAK           LANDSCAPING                                                                                                                                AVON FREE ONLINE training.
                                                                                                                     (413)592-1505.                             Greyhound Options Inc
Insurance      work.     Basement       HOLYOKE, CHICOPEE, South                                                                                                                                     Option to sign up online. Up to
                                                                               NEED A GOOD LAWYER?                                                                                                   50%     profit. 1-800-258-1815.
waterproofing and French drains.        Hadley areas. Small and medium         Attorney Kevin Jourdain can help!     LINC’S PLUMBING LIC #J27222            Jill – 2 y.o. red female, still a pup,
Fully insured. Free estimates. 413-     size yards, Spring clean-up                                                       Products That Assist                                                       avonnh@aol.com
                                                                               MA Bankruptcy, Driver’s licenses,                                            never raced, would like company,
786-9250. Ron. Member of the            lawnmowing, hedge trimming,            Personal Injury, Real Estate. Full       ELDERLY and DISABLED                seems to be cat safe
Home Builders Association of MA.        small flower beds, mulching. Fully     Service, General Practice in MA &           Satisfy Your Needs                                                        CNC MACHINIST & manual
                                        insured. Call Ron (413)563-4714.       CT. Affordable. Free Initial            IMPROVE YOUR COMFORT                 Morgan – 2-1/2 y.o. dark brindle
MARTIN MURPHY CARPENTRY                                                                                                                                                                              machinist need full time. Familiar
                                        RS LANDSCAPING SPRING and              Consultation. (413)539-8000                IMPROVE YOUR LIFE                 male, playful, likes people around,      with Haas Mills & G Code. Clean
Complete Home Improvement                                                                                                    (413)668-5299                  energetic, good-natured, seems to
                                        Fall clean-ups, lawn care, tractor     We are a debt relief agency and                                                                                       smaller shop in Ludlow. Call
Specialist-additions,      garages,                                                                                                                         be cat workable
                                        services, full landscaping services.   help people file for bankruptcy                                                                                       Cindex Industries, 413-589-9151
siding, windows, kitchens/baths,
                                        Commercial/ Residential, insured.      under the bankruptcy code.                       Roofing
finished basements, trenching,                                                                                                                              Smiler – 7 1/2 y.o. white and
                                        Free quotes and competitive rates.                                           GET THE SNOW OFF YOUR
water lines, and drainage, septic                                                                                                                           fawn male, used to home life,            EXPERIENCED               LAWN
                                        Call (413)289-6116.                                                          ROOF. Call Local Builders for a
systems installed, stone driveway                                                                                                                                                                    MAINTENANCE and landscape
repair. all repair work Please call-    SPRING CLEAN-UPS, PLOW                           Masonry                     safe way to remove snow off your
                                                                                                                                                            curious, affectionate, mellow, has
                                                                                                                                                            lived with cats and smaller dogs,        laborers needed. Drivers license
413-967-9897/413-949-1901               damage repair, shrub removal &                                               roof. Available 24 hrs. Call                                                    required! Call Ervin & Harris
                                                                                                                                                            does stairs and has good leash
                                        repair, weekly mowing & gutter         GARY BRISSETTE DBA Just               (413)626-5296. Call us for all your                                             Landscaping between 8am and
WINTER DAMAGE, DRYWALL,                 cleaning. Call for free estimates.     Right Masonry. Brick, block, stone,   roofing needs.                                                                  6pm (413)596-3931.
Sheetrock, Taping, Textures,            (413)682-4249.                         stucco, concrete. Specializing in
                                                                                                                     ROOFING,                      NEW      Sonya – 10 y.o. black female,
Knock        downs,         general                                            chimney restorations. New and old
                                        SUMMERVALLEY LANDSCAPE                                                       APPLICATIONS, general repairs,         used to home life, small, came to
renovations, repairs, painting, tile.                                          construction. Registered, insured.                                                                                    HAIRDRESSER BOOTH AND
                                        THINKING Spring yet? Need your                                               leaks fixed. Specializing in flat or   us when owner could no longer
Insured. Free estimates. 413-427-                                              30    yrs.    experience.      Free                                                                                   massage therapist room for rent.
                                        yard cleaned up from the harsh                                               low sloped rubber membrane             care for her, likes other dogs,
4662. Ma Reg #274556DA                                                         estimates. (413)532-7522.                                                                                             Very reasonable. Allure Studio,
                                        winter or looking for someone to                                             roofs. Quality work, 20-years                                                   Belchertown (413)530-2759.
                                                                                                                                                            Tully – 4 y.o. brindle male, lively,
       Landscaping                      mow your yard? Weekly/Biweekly
                                        mowings. Taking new accounts                     Painting                    experience. Call (413)668-7223.
                                                                                                                                                            fun-loving, mischievous, would like
  A1 RICK BERGERON LAWN                 too. Call Robert (413)566-3611 or
                                                                               PAINTING & STAINING. Interior                 Tree Work                      other dogs and people around for             QUINN'S FINE JEWERLY -
            CARE                        (413)214-1889.                                                                                                      company, does not seem to be cat                  Wilbraham, MA.
                                                                               /exterior, powerwashing. Large or     AFFORDABLE               STUMP
       Spring Clean Up                                                                                                                                      safe                                     Are you the kind of person who
                                        TIM’S SPRINGTIME CLEAN-UP              small jobs. Quality work at           GRINDING. Fast, dependable
            Mowing                                                                                                                                                                                   loves to provide customers with
                                        and Lawn Care at your service.         affordable prices. Low prices for     service. Free estimates. Fully
     Loader and Backhoe                                                                                                                                     Warren – 4 y.o. red male, playful,       the WOW shopping experience
                                        Also carpenter services available.     Ranch style houses. Call Rudy         insured. Call Joe Sablack. 1-413-
     Parking Lot Sweeping                                                                                                                                   loves toys, could be only dog,           that makes them come back again
                                        Call today 413-563-9388. Good          (413)262-4007.                        436-9821 Cell 1-413-537-7994
         Landscaping                                                                                                                                        does not seem to be cat safe             and again? If so - then we want
                                        Prices, Free Estimates
      All Calls Returned                                                                                                                                                                             you! Looking for Part-Time Sales
         413-283-3192                   TRACTOR FOR HIRE with                                                                                               Call Mary (413) 566-3129 or Claire       Associates who are friendly and
                                        backhoe, front bucket, yorkrake,                                                                                    (413) 967-9088 or see us April 16        self-motivated. Able to work a
ACM. HYDROSEEDING, LOAM,                brushhog forks. Specializing in                           Carson Center for Children                                at Petco Holyoke Crossing 11             flexible work schedule including
bobcat, fieldstone walls, retaining     medium & small jobs. Low hourly                                                                                     a.m. to 1 p.m.                           weekends and evenings. Please
wall systems, pavers, trex decks,       rates. 7 days a week, day or                                 & Youth in Westfield                                   www.greyhoundoptions.org                 fax your resume to 413-543-1448.
mulch and plantings. Waterfalls         evening. (413)530-0256.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     SUBSTITUTE/ FLOATER PART
                                           VINEYARD LANDSCAPING                   Clinician: Community-based, outpatient child/adolescent                               Horses                       time in childcare center. Call
                                          TIME for Round 1 Early Spring           and family clinic seeks a full or part-time clinician to provide          HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS                 (413)593-3942.
ALL SPRING, SUMMER, FALL.                       Fertilizer, Crabgrass             intake evaluations, individual, family and group therapy                  Licensed experienced instruction
Specializing in shrub and tree            Pre-Emergent Broadleaf Weed             with a broad range of clients, including pre-school through               in    huntfeet,   western     and
trimming, grass cutting, landscape        Control. Call today so we can                                                                                     horsemanship training. Discounted
                                           put it down tomorrow! Spring           adolescence. Some school and community outreach involved.
design, Spring and Fall cleanups                                                                                                                            package rates, Horsemanship
and removal. Mulch, stone, loam            clean up at your service! Call         Full-time applicants will have a small adult caseload.Fee-for-            programs.
deliveries, also snowplowing.                      413-244-5371.                  service applications considered. Excellent supervision and                www.silverstonestable.com
Professional and fully insured.                                                   team support. LICSW preferred; license or license-eligible                (413)668-4530.
Please call Bob (413)538-7954 or                                                  required; FFS must be independently licensed.
(413)537-5789.                              Lawn & Garden
                                        GOT MULCH? 7 Different
                                        varieties of Bark Mulch. Topsoil,
                                                                                  In-Home Therapy Coordinator/Supervisor: Full-time position
CARE. Weekly lawn maintenance,                                                    to join our growing in-home therapy services program.
                                        sand and delivery available.
Spring/ Fall Clean-up, hedge
                                        Mulch-N-More,      413-599-6600           Responsibilities include administrative/clinical supervision,
trimming, mulch installation and
                                        2470 Boston Road, Wilbraham.              training, and direct services to children, adolescents and
more. Competitive pricing/ free
estimates. Call Brandon (413)695-
                                                                                  families. LICSW preferred; independent licensure required.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Unit Manager
5384.                                   GRASS CUTTING, MULCHING,                  Must have at least two years of supervisory experience,                                                    Full-time
                                        tree work, clean ups. Will beat any                                                                                           RN with LTC and supervisory experience required.
DEVENO             LANDSCAPING,                                                   preferably working with youth/families. Valid driver’s license,
                                        reasonable price, free estimates.                                                                                                 Ask about our $2,500 Sign-on Bonus!
SPRING       clean    up,     weekly    Call (413)455-6691                        clean driving record and reliable vehicle required.
maintenance, bobcat service,
shrub trimming, new lawns, new                       Pools
                                                                                  Full-time Masters Level Outreach Clinician(s) to provide                                        Part-time and Per Diem
landscaping.     Free     estimates.
Residential/           Commercial       ABC POOL & SPA Accredited                 behavioral and clinical services for In-Home Therapy Services                                  Positions available. Apply now!
(413)746-9065.                          BBB Member. License #150679.              Program (IHTS). Flexible schedule required in order to meet
HYDROSEEDING                   AND
                                        Great deals on Gli, Merlyn, Triac
                                        above & inground Liners, liner
                                                                                  the unique needs of each family. Responsibilities include                                       Social Worker
LANDSCAPE             Construction.     changes, pool package deals, pool
                                                                                  family assessments, development of strengths-based treatment                                              Part-time
Retaining walls, erosion control,       installations & removal, openings,        plans, psych-education and skills training, crisis intervention,                    Must be licensed in MA. LTC experience preferred.
skid steer work, fencing, plantings,    leak detection. Mark Kirk owner           individual and family therapy. Requirements: masters degree                     We offer competitive salaries and benefits packages!
loam,    trenching,    etc.    Free     7am to 7pm (413)531-4192.                 in social work, psychology or related field, license or license
estimates. Medeiros. (413)267-                                                                                                                                                     Interested candidates,
                                        AFFORDABLE                  POOL          eligibility. LICSW and experience with children/families
4050.                                   OPENINGS, cover pumping, tear                                                                                               please contact Rhonda O’Donnell, Human Resources at
                                                                                  preferred. Spanish speaking a plus. Some evening hours
                                        downs, filter repair, new/used                                                                                                      rodonnell@wingatehealthcare.com
SPRING IS ALMOST here and                                                         required. Competitive salary and benefit package. Candidates
                                        filters, motors, weekly vacs,
the snow is melting quick so call                                                 must have valid driver’s license and a car.
                                        chemicals. Call to schedule LaRue                                                                                                      Wingate at Wilbraham
today to reserve a spot for Spring
clean-up    or    weekly     lawn                                                                                                                                              9 Maple St.,Wilbraham, MA 01095
maintenance,     mulching.    Call      SWIMMING POOL SERVICE
                                                                                           To apply for above positions send resume to:
                                                                                                                                                                          Tel: (413) 596-2411 • Fax: (413) 599-1738
Jourdain    with     Dion    Bros.      inground, aboveground, filter liner                       kswiatek@carsoncenter.org or
Landscaping        (413)668-5796.       repair or replace. Openings and                                 Search Committee,                                                    www.wingatehealthcare.com
Serving Wilbraham, Hampden,             weekly service. 38 yrs experience.                     20 Broad St., Westfield, MA 01085        EOE/AA                                      An equal opportunity employer.
Monson, Palmer, Ludlow                  Call Dan (413)385-9044.
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SEASONAL FIELD WORKERS                                                                                                        DASAP MOBILE HOMES Sales                                                                     HOLYOKE, 1-BED, $525, utilities
(2) The Town of Wilbraham is                                                                                                  View all our new and used homes                                                              separate, first and last required,
looking for two reliable &                                                                                                    at    www.dasap.mhvillage.com                                                                978-853-7843
motivated workers to maintain                                                                                                 (413)593-9961. Servicing all of                                                              MONSON 1ST FLOOR, 1 BR,
recreation sports fields from mid                                                                                             Western Mass.                                                                                electric heat, fully applianced,
May to mid August. Outdoor work                                                                                                                                                                                            $550/mo 1st and last. (413)267-
involving light to heavy manual                                                                                                         For Rent                                                                           0246.
labor (loading & unloading loam,
shoveling, raking, etc.) & use of          TOOMEY-LOVETT                                                                      2 BED/1 BATH first floor,                         E. FOR. PARK-2BR,                          PALMER       BONDSVILLE        1
such equipment as mowers,                    109 West St.                                                                     Stainless steel appliances, new             1BA Cape in safe, quiet nbhd. Sec                bedroom $620/ mo. includes heat
trimmers, chain saw & tools. Must           Ware, MA 01082                                                                    tile in kitchen & bath, new carpet          alarm, fin basement, hd floors,                  & HW, parking available, on site
have relevant work experience;         www.Century21ToomeyLovett.com          “INDEPENDENT, LOCALLY                           throughout, fresh paint, new                W&D, deck, more. Sec dep & ref                   laundry.   Available   4/1/2011
$10/hr, 40hrs/wk, no fringe                                                   OWNED AND OPERATED”                             cabinets, washer/dryer in unit.             req. $1100/mo. Please call 413-                  (413)736-8987.
benefits;       MUST     complete
                                             413-967-6326                                                                     Nicely landscaped grounds with              579-5495.                                        PALMER TWO BEDROOM, 1st
employment application, available            800-486-2121                       JONES REALTORS IS                             pond and picnic area $1080.00                                                                fl.,  parking     for   one   car.
                                                                                                                                                                          FAIRVIEW 3 ROOM, all utilities
at Town Hall, 240 Springfield            HOMES ARE SELLING!                      EXCITED TO OFFER                             includes hot water. Falls Woods
                                                                                                                                                                          No pets. Across form public pool,                Refrigerator, stove. No pets. First
Street, Wilbraham, MA 01095 or         Don’t be fooled by the NEWS,            QR CODES TO ENHANCE                            Condos. No pets/no smoking
                                                                                                                                                                          5 min from school $700/month.                    and last. (413)433-1856.
online at                               CALL OUR EXPERT TEAM                      YOUR PROPERTY                               (413)877-4177.
                                                                                                                                                                          Nice and clean. (413)533-4788                    PALMER        THREE      RIVERS.
www.wilbrahahm-ma.gov. Review                     TODAY!                       VIEWING EXPERIENCE!                                                                                                                         Country Manor apartments, 1
of app. begins April 15, 2011,            Free Home Valuation.                                                                                                                                                             bdrm., $590-$630 month; 2 bdrm,
open until filled; EOE                         Get the Facts                                                                                                                                                               $690-$730 month. All units renov.
                                                                                                                                                                                FOR RENT                                   w/disposal,          dishwashers,
       Health Care                    WARE: Near Park this colonial                                                                                                                                                        microwave, elec. range, carpets.
                                      could be a charmer with a little                                                                                                                                                     Parking, fishing and playground.
CAREGIVERS/HOME HELPERS               TLC. Three bedrooms, nice                                                                                                                                                            Cats okay. Call 413-283-9472.
NEEDED to assist the elderly in       kitchen, good room sizes. Covered
their homes within the Greater                                                                                                ALL REAL ESTATE advertised                    All real estate advertising in this
                                      porches. $110,000                                                                                                                     newspaper is subject to the Federal            PALMER. LG. STUDIO. Laundry
Springfield   area.    Experience                                                                                             herein is subject to the Federal
                                                                                                                                                                            Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes          on premises, off-street parking,
needed. Certification not required.   WARE: Horse property with two             QR (Quick Response) Codes are                 Fair Housing Act, which makes it              it illegal to advertise any preference,        w/w carpeting, quiet, convenient
Call (413)304-2316 or e-mail          mobile homes, some land leased             a type of barcode that stores                illegal    to      advertise    “any          limitation or discrimination based on          location. 413-454-1201.
chrissterling@homeinstead.com         but nice location with 30x80 barn        addresses and URLs. Users with                 preference,        limitation,     or         race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
                                      for animals or hobbies, one home          a smart phone equipped with a                 discrimination because of race,               familial status (number of children and
     Business Opp.                    is rental. $179,000                      camera can download a reader to                color, religion, sex, handicap,               or pregnancy), national origin, ancestry,      PALMER:           NON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           second floor, 4 rooms one
                                                                               scan the image of the QR code to               familial status, or national origin,          age, marital status, or any intention to
LIQUOR STORE WESTERN                                                                                                                                                        make any such preference, limitation or        bedroom and bath. Includes:
                                                                              connect to a web page and receive               or intention to make any such
Massachusetts             $600K,      NEW LISTINGS                                                                                                                          discrimination.                                stove,       refrigerator,   garbage
                                                                                information about our listings!               preference,        limitation,     or
merchandise      $140K,    Lottery    NORTH               BROOKFIELD:                                                                                                       This newspaper will not knowingly accept       disposal, w/d hookup, cablevision,
                                      Affordable home that has been                                                           discrimination.” We will not                  any advertising for real estate that is in
asking $265K, OBO plus inventory                                                                                                                                                                                           electricity,       heat/hot    water,
                                      well taken care of, near town, level                                                    knowingly accept any advertising              violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
need large down payment or cash.                                                                                                                                                                                           rubbish/recycle, off-street parking.
                                                                                                                              for real estate which is in violation         informed that all dwellings advertising in
Motivated Call (413)267-0497.         yard and shed, check it out and be                                                                                                                                                   $800.00 Monthly. (413)283-5747
                                                                                                                              of the law. All persons are hereby            this newspaper are available on an equal
                                      surprised. $149,900                                                                                                                   opportunity basis. To complain about
       Real Estate                                                                                                            informed      that    all   dwellings
                                                                                                                                                                            discrimination call The Department of
                                                                                                                              advertised are available on an                Housing and Urban Development “ HUD”           THORNDIKE UPDATED one
                                      NORTH BROOKFIELD: Only
                                                                                                                              equal opportunity basis.                      toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. For the N.E.      bedroom,      1st   floor,   stove,
                                      minutes to town this four bedroom
                                                                              WARE – Split entry contemporary. Open                                                         area, call HUD at 617-565-5308. The toll       refrigerator, wd hook-up, off-street
                                      cape has room for everyone, large                                                       FOR RENT: CHICOPEE 3
                                                                              floor plan, Kraft Maid kitchen, lots of space                                                 free number for the hearing impaired is        parking. $625 plus utilities,
                                      eat in kitchen with easy access to      to expand. Convenient to shopping and           bedrooms, 1 bath 1st Floor app.               1-800-927-9275.                                deposits. NO PETS. (413)896-
                                      large deck, nice country setting.       major routes. Feel secluded but close to all.   $900.00 first, last & security.
                                                                              Covered deck and many other extras in this                                                                                                   2513.
                                      $219,000                                                                                Appliance included - hook-up for
                                                                              newly built home! $245,900
                                                                                                                              washer/dryer. Call Gerard 413-              MONSON - LG. 3 Bedroom Apt.                      THORNDIKE- LARGE 3 bedroom,
                                      AGENTS WANTED FOR OUR                                                                   534-3451.                                   $800 monthly (413) 267-9326                      wd hook-up, off-street parking,
            REAL ESTATE               NEW LOCATION - Ready for a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           close to I90. NO PETS. $750
            ASSOCIATES                change? Full time & part time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           monthly, 1st, last & security
                                      professional agents wanted.

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                                                                              Your heart's desire nicely sited on 2.39
  www.gravelrealestate.com            Candy Smith         413-967-8107        acres. Settle proudly in this charming
                                      Dorrinda                                3BR/2BA Cape Cod. Hardwood flooring.                                                                                                         BRIMFIELD/           STURBRIDGE
                                      O’Keefe-Shea        978-434-1990        Deck. (71207059) $250,000                                                                                                                    LAKESIDE RV park- selling last
                                      Glen Moulton        413-967-5463                                                                                                                                                     phase- April Special- Camp,
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    no cost, no obligation            Ruth Vadnais        413-967-6326                                                                                                                                                     canoe, fish- Own your RV lot for
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  commission savings plan!            Cindy St. George    413-967-3012                                                                                                                                                          Autos Wanted
                                                                              BELCHERTOWN-New construction 4BR,                42-44 Emerald Pl, Easthampton
                                                                              2.5BA home ready for interior finishing for                                                                                                  $$$ AUTOS WANTED TOP Dollar
          BUYERS—                                                             Spring 2011. Spacious Colonial has all the                                                                                                   paid for your unwanted cars,
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    thousands of available
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                                                                                                                                 Springfield Area Homes                                                                    trucks, vans, big and small,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           running or not. Call 413-534-5400.
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        have them all!                                                                                                                                                                                                     car, boat, or real estate. IRS tax
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                                                                              beautifully maintained Home featuring a                                                                                                      6399.
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Rubik’s Cube presents
a difficult challenge
         By Amanda Baltazar                       the Melbourne Rubik’s Summer Open in
          Teen Times staff writer                 January of 2011. He solved the cube in
                                                  an astonishing 6.65 seconds. I’m not sure

      n 2006 I was inspired when I                if the creator of the cube ever imagined it
      watched the character Chris                 could be solved that quickly.
      Gardner, played by Will Smith,                   The timeless puzzle was invented in
      solve the Rubik’s Cube in “The              1974 by Erno Rubik, currently 66, and
Pursuit of Happyness.”                            was released to the world market a few
     I bought a Rubik’s Cube the next             years later. The Rubik’s Cube, originally
time I went to the store and was very             named the Magic Cube, was invented
anxious to solve it. Being a determined           in Budapest, Hungary. Rubik, an archi-
person, I never put the cube down. I was          tect and sculptor, wanted an explanation                                                                                                 Submitted photo
that kid who tried to solve the Rubik’s           for three-dimensional geometry. In his            Chicopee High School student Amanda Baltazar played with her first Rubik’s Cube so
Cube in middle school at recess, while            attempts to create a working model, he            much that that the original colors peeled off.
watching movies at home and even dur-             created a challenging yet entertaining
ing dinner. If you were to look at that           puzzle.                                           have been sold.                                     appeal to a broad audience and challenge
same cube today, you would see Post-it                 When he first unscrambled his cre-                It’s fascinating that the popularity of        the minds of many people. If you haven’t
notes taped to the sides. I used the cube         ation, it took him almost an entire month         a 3 by 3 by 3-inch toy cube has lasted              tried solving the Rubik’s Cube, I recom-
to the point where the original colors            of dedicated attempts to solve it. It was         for decades. The puzzling toy that seems            mend giving it a try and opening your
peeled off!                                       later renamed the Rubik’s Cube by the             difficult to some and intriguing to others          mind to the world of endless combina-
     Today, I can solve the cube in any-          Ideal Toy Corporation when the puzzle             has definitely established its name.                tions that await you.
where between one and two minutes.                was patented. So many people around                    The Rubik’s Cube is internationally
This is a long time compared to the               the world have attempted to solve the             known and loved. The different varia-                   Amanda Baltazar is a student at
world record set by Feliks Zemdegs at             Rubik’s Cube that over 300 million cubes          tions and spinoffs from the Rubik’s Cube            Chicopee High School.

                                                                                                        Weird ways to win a
                                                                                                        college scholarship
                                                                                                               By Jessica Rollend                          tions for things such as the best shoes,
                                                                                                               Teen Times staff writer                     best purse, best corsage, and best duct
                                                                                                                                                           tape tie. The winners receive 23 rolls of

                                                                                                                        oney may not grow duct tape. The company has 17 colors
                                                                                  Submitted photo                       on trees, but it can available for purchase on their Website,
From left, Rachel Footit, Erika Trapp, Caelyn Adams, Emily Hayward, Robyn Footit and                                    d e f i n i t e l y b e g i v e n and seven others with prints which range
Myrna Crompton enjoy Adams’ “Sweet 16” tea party.                                                                       as scholarships based from flames to zebra stripes. Both co-ed
                                                                                                        on strange criteria. Although they and same sex couples are eligible.
                                                                                                        may not be advertised in the same                       There are other strange scholarships

Sweet 16 party can be a                                                                                 way as more prominent ones, these as well. If you can do duck calls, you
                                                                                                        scholarships can still be worth a lot. better stay on your webbed toes for the
                                                                                                        Unique scholarships are usually not Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck
girl's dream come true                                                                                  based on grades, community service Calling Contest. You have 90 seconds to
                                                                                                        or income. In fact, most are estab- do a hail, feed, comeback and mating
                                                                                                        lished by factors such as pecu-                       call. There are four prizes - the grand
          By Caelyn Adams                         realize that everyone should feel like a prin-                                                                    one being $2,000. This competi-

                                                                                                        liar talents or odd personal
         Teen Times staff writer                  cess or think of themselves as royalty on             situations.                                                   tion began in 1984 and con-
                                                  their birthday.                                            There are thousands                                        tinues 27 years later.
                                                        After I decided I wanted a tea party,                                                                                  Student athletes may

           urning 16 is a big thing and                                                                 of strange scholarships                  You can win a
           having a Sweet 16 party is             I had to convince my parents how much                 online for juniors,                                               want to try out for the
           every teenage girl’s dream.            I would love them for giving it to me. It             seniors, and post-                      scholarship by             Scholar Athlete Milk
                Well, at least it was mine. I     would be the best! I started planning it after        graduate students. If                 making your prom             Mustache of the Year
always dreamed of having a huge Sweet             they agreed, but I was really worried about           you plan to go into a                                              (SAMMY) Award. To
                                                                                                                                               attire entirely out

16 celebration, kind of like the ones on          how it was going to work out and how many             field of study related to                                          apply, you must be a
MTV’s Super Sweet Sixteen with hundreds           of the 12 people I invited would show up. I           potatoes, you may be                      of duct tape.           senior with a grade point
of friends, three different dresses, a new car    am happy to tell you that it all worked out           eligible for up to $2000.                                        average of 3.2 or higher
and of course, the hottest band.                  wonderfully and my Sweet 16 was the best              Or maybe your favorite                                         and participate in a sport.
     I would have the party of the century!       birthday party I have ever had.                       type of fabric is wool. In that                              There are 25 winners. Each
At least, that’s what I thought before I real-          The dress code was semi-formal and              case you should enter the National                      winner receives $7,500, a trip to
ized that it comes with a price tag.              I wore my tiara. I invited six of my clos-            Make-It-Yourself with Wool scholarship Disney, and a spot in a milk mustache
     I turned 16 in the beginning of              est friends and their mothers. We spent the           competition. If you’re a Star Trek junkie advertisement.
February, but I’ve been spouting sweet 16         afternoon drinking tea and laughing and               and going into a field of language study,               In addition there are also scholar-
ideas for over a year. I asked for a new car, a   even though it wasn’t a million dollar party,         the Klingon Language Institute also has ships for bowling, being a vegetarian,
huge party halfway between Connecticut and        it was as much fun as I had hoped for.                a scholarship available.                           studying fungus, loving grapes, being a
Massachusetts, a day at a spa, a weekend in             If you are going to have a Sweet 16                  If you’re more of an eccentric and golf caddy, and being shorter than 4 feet
New York City and an ice skating party. I         party, I recommend planning it at least two           you have a date to the prom who is 10 inches. To find these scholarships,
told my parents that if I couldn’t have those     months in advance. Once you have a theme              equally unusual, you can win a scholar- you can either browse through Google,
things I didn’t want a party at all.              everything will start to fall in place. Don’t         ship by making your prom attire entirely or take a quick test on Scholarships.
     In the end, I decided on a tea party.        give your parents a hard time about it. They          out of duct tape. This cash give-away com. Although many deadlines have
Surprisingly I’ve never one and what bet-         don’t have to throw the party for you or pay          is sponsored by Duck Tape brand duct ended there are still some that are open
ter place than at Tea Roses Tea Room in           for it. Also, don’t assume you’ll get a new           tape, and the top prize is $5,000 for each until 2012. So, get going and take
Cromwell, Connecticut?                            car. I didn’t, but I got a really awesome uni-        of you if you win. Your school will also advantage of these little known ways to
     I started celebrating the week my            corn pillow pet and it made me just as happy.         receive that amount. There’s a second get money for college.
birthday began. I actually called it my           And although planning any party is stressful,         and third place prize as well, and smaller
“Birthweek” and wore a tiara every day.           remember to still have fun.                           prizes are given to the top ten finalists. In           Jessica Rollend is a student at
One night when I went shopping with my                  Remember, you only turn 16 once!                addition, there are also honorable men- South Hadley High School.
mother a Big Y employee saw my tiara and                Caelyn Adams is a home-schooled stu-
said “Hello, Your Highness.” It made me           dent from West Warren.

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