The ONLY local coverage in Brookfield – West Brookfield – East Brookfield – North Brookfield – Warren – West Warren & New Braintree CURRENT REGION WEST BROOKFIELD SPORTS Hoyts give talk on disabilities, p3 Police offer new drug take-back program, p5 McCann on the court, p10 Calendar Obituary Editorial/Opinion 2 2 4 Police Logs Sports Classifieds 6 10 12/14 Volume 8, Number 27 – 16 Pages By Jennifer Robert Quaboag Current Reporter Last Tuesday night deputy co-emergency management (EM) directors Tim O’Brien and Jim McKeon approached the Warren Board of Selectman seeking an increase of $1,000 for fiscal year (FY) 2016 in order to create a stipend of $500 combined for the title of emergency North Brookﬁeld looks at budgets management director or co-director as well as $500 for additional supplies. The board said that they would take the matter under advisement and get back to the duo. “To put this into perspective, emergency management consisted of one person,” O’Brien said. “We are now two deputy emergency management directors and 19 volunteers. This is a See STIPEND I PAGE 9 Now you see it… -NORTH BROOKFIELDBy Jennifer Robert Quaboag Current Reporter Continuing with the recent movement to discuss municipal budgets more frequently, the North Brookfield Board of Selectmen gave an update at the highway, police, fire and Council on Aging budgets as they currently stand during last Tuesday’s meeting. “With three months left in the fiscal year the Highway Department is looking pretty much as I would expect them to look,” Chairman Robert Smith said. “There is a snow and ice deficit every year and we will come up with a plan to deal with it.” The current snow and ice deficit is about $141,000 and Smith said that the town was advised by the state that the deficit could be spread over a two-year period this time, due to the abnormally difficult weather conditions, rather than having to bring the account to the black in the next fiscal year, as has been past policy. “I think that Boston is expecting some emergency money from Washington, but at this point it is just speculation,” Smith said. To give residents an idea of what it costs to keep the roads safe during hazardous winter weather, Smith offered a breakdown of the deficit amount. Overtime salaries accounted for about $18,000 of it, snow and ice vehicle repairs, such as repairs to plows, accounted for almost $47,500, the cost of diesel fuel, even with the discount, was nearly $7,000, sand cost nearly $19,000 and the total for salt was over $49,000. The fire and police departments were reported to both be is decent financial shape. The Fire Department budget is at about See BUDGET I PAGE 9 POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to: Quaboag Current 24 Water Street Palmer, MA 01069 Friday, April 3, 2015 Emergency Management requests stipend -WARREN- QUABOAG CURRENT (USPS# 10860) is published weekly (every Thursday) by Turley Publications Inc. 24 Water Street Palmer, MA 01069 Periodical Postage Prices are Paid at Palmer, MA WARREN - Magician Brian Ledbetter dazzles at a fundraising show for the Warren Community Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization held last week. For more photos, see page 8. TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTO BY JENNIFER ROBERT Selectmen’s seat to see contest -WARRENBy Jennifer Robert Quaboag Current Reporter The seat on the Warren Board of Selectmen that has been filled by current Chairman David Delanski for over 20 years is about to be vacated, and two candidates have entered the race. James Gagner and Michael Baril have both returned certified papers to the town clerk and will by vying for the open seat at the annual town election to be held Tuesday, May 5. “A lot of people have been telling me for years that I should run and I was going to wait until next year,” Gagner said. “Mr. Delanski has been a selectman for over 20 years and while I don’t agree with all he has done, I do respect what he has given to the town so if he wanted one last hurrah, I wasn’t going to try to get in his way.” Delanski did not, however, pull nomination papers and Gagner decided to go for it. A resident of Warren for 14 years, with two children in the school district, Gagner said that he has a large investment in the town - his family. See CONTEST I PAGE 9 Tantasqua activist club raises money for homeless - STURBRIDGE – By Angela Zajac Quaboag Current Reporter When Tantasqua Regional Junior High School seventh grader Megan Frisella visited Boston last April, she was surprised and saddened by the number of homeless people she saw on the streets. “I don’t go to the city very often; it was shocking,” Frisella said. When school started this year, she approached Health and Life Skills Educator Jamie Armin with her idea to start a club to help the homeless, and she asked Armin to be the club’s advisor. Armin agreed and the activist club, Helping Hands for the Homeless, was created at TRJHS. The club started out with about six members and has grown to around 25 students. They meet every week to brainstorm ideas on how to fundraise for Boston’s homeless. Frisella also attended a youth activist empowered TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTO BY ANGELA ZAJAC The club’s founding members: Emma Aldenberg, Megan Frisella and Olivia George. camp to develop her skills in leading an activist group. Lyndsey Gamiche, the creative storyteller of the club, did research on the homeless and created a binder with her discoveries to teach new members about why the homeless need their help. The first was to sell bracelets for $1 and they raised about $300 from their sales. They bought gift cards with money to places like CVS and McDonald’s and went to Boston and passed out the cards to the homeless. “They were very happy to see that someone cared about them,” Frisella said. Armin, who does a lot of Project Based Learning, loves that this is a student generated idea working towards an authentic, real world problem. Armin calls it, “Community Service Learning for the twenty-first century.” “I am amazed at their vision and efforts to date,” Armin said. “This is the best group of kids I have ever worked with in all of my years teaching. I think this is great news in our community.” Right before Christmas, the club members, who love photography as well, created a calendar and raised $2,200. They are working on making 75 care bags to distribute, filled with water bottles, trolley cards, socks, gift cards and See CLUB I PAGE 9 PAGE 2 A Turley Publication • www.turley.com I Friday, April 3, 2015 Quaboag Current/Town Common Obituary Policy Turley Publications offers two types of obituaries. One is a free, brief Death Notice listing the name of deceased, date of death and funeral date and place. The other is a Paid Obituary, costing $50, which allows families to publish extended death notice information of their own choice and may include a photograph. Death Notices & Paid Obituaries should be submitted through a funeral home to: [email protected] Exceptions will be made only when the family provides a death certiﬁcate and must be pre-paid. - obituary DEATH NOTICE Zulkiewicz, Joseph H., Jr. Died March 23, 2015 Funeral services March 28, 2015 Varnum Funeral Home, Inc. West Brookfield Joseph H. Zulkiewicz, Jr., 93 WARREN - Joseph H. Zulkiewicz, Jr., 93, died Monday, March 23, 2015, in the Soldier’s Home in Holyoke. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Leona S. (Ziemba) Zulkiewicz in 2004. He leaves four daughters, Linda Cunningham of Warren, Barbara Zulkiewicz of Portsmouth, N.H., Maryanne ZulkiewiczDuffy of Walpole and Jane Zulkiewicz of Marstons Mills; a brother, Frederick Zulkiewicz of Warren; one sister, Irene Higney of Ware; two grandchildren, Jessica and her partner Aaron, Jennifer and her husband Mark; three greatgrandchildren, Joshua, Emma and Hanna; and many nieces and nephews. He was born and grew up in Ware, one of nine children, to the late Joseph H. and Katherine (Gill) Zulkiewicz, before moving to Warren in 1953. He was a WWII United States Army Veteran. He joined the Air Force in 1942 and served as an aircraft and engine mechanic for the 918th Air Engineering Squad. He received an Honorable Discharge in 1945. Joe was the body shop manager at Balise Chevrolet in Springfield for 30 years and then worked as an insurance adjuster for Commerce Insurance for 14 years before retiring in 1984. He loved playing golf, playing cards, horse racing and trips to the casinos. He also found a great passion in making pies and soups which he would deliver to family and friends. In 2012, Joe moved to the Soldiers Home in Holyoke. A childhood nickname “Pickles” followed him there and he became very well known throughout the Soldiers Home for his love of dancing, music, playing pool, having fun and dressing in costumes for Halloween. His family would like to thank the staff at the Soldiers Home for their wonderful and compassionate care and for making “Pickles” last three years happy and safe. Arrangements were at Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 East Main St., West Brookfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Soldier’s Home in Holyoke, Recreation Fund, 110 Cherry St., Holyoke, MA 01040. - legal notice Standing Seam Metal Rooﬁng Architectural Metal Work 10 Year Labor Warranty • Flat Roofs Gutters & Downspouts 35 Year Manufacturer Warranty Fully Insured • Free Estimates References Provided • MA Lic. #134740 *Call for info 800-232-0399 TOWN OF WEST BROOKFIELD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L Chapter 40A, Section 5 Adoption or change of zoning ordinances or by-laws, the West Brookfield Planning Board will open a public hearing on Monday, April 13, 2015, at 7:15 p.m. in the Town Hall Lower Meeting Room, 2 East Main Street, for the following application: YOUR To make an amendment to the zoning map entitled “Ground Water Protection District” to include the Zone II area for wells 3, 4, and 5 as shown on Assessors Map entitled 39 (Leland Road), or take any other action relative thereto. Interested parties may review the plan and map at the Town Clerk’s office and are invited to attend the public hearing. Tim Morrell Chairman 3/26,4/2/15 Please check the accuracy of your legal notice prior to submission (i.e., date, time, spelling). Also, be sure the requested publication date coincides with the purpose of the notice, or as the law demands. Thank you. YOUR LOCAL FULL SERVICE BANK Apply online at NorthBrookﬁeldSavingsBank.com or at any branch. Where It’s At. 34 A weekly source to local happenings. Send all community calendar items to the editor at [email protected], or through regular mail at 80 Main St., Ware, MA 01069. Final deadline for all calendar submissions is Friday at noon the week before intended publication. UPCOMING FAMILY FITNESS NIGHT at North Brookﬁeld Elementary School Thursday, April 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Registration not required, but helpful. Please e-mail [email protected] Sponsored by Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant. CAMP FAIR at Warren Community Elementary School Thursday, April 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Local summer camps will be present to discuss their summer programs for elementary age students, teens and family camp. Free admission and open to the public. For more information call 413-436-5983 or email: [email protected] NORTH BROOKFIELD SPORTSMEN’S CLUB will be holding a “Texas Hold’em” at the Club, 20 Boynton Road, on Friday, April 10. Play starts promptly at 7:30 p.m. This is to beneﬁt the Youth Fishing Derby that will be held April 25. Refreshments are available. SPRING BOOK SALE Saturday, April 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Joshua Hyde Public Library in Sturbridge. Selection includes mysteries and thrillers, history, cooking, travel, gardening, biographies, romance, sports, science ﬁction and many, many children’s books. AUCTION to beneﬁt Warren Community Elementary School PTO on Saturday, April 11 at Teresa’s in Ware. $15/per person. Salad, pasta and meatballs. Auction items available, though more donations are needed. Door prize: a balloon ride. BASIC PISTOL SAFETY COURSE, hosted by the North Brookﬁeld Sportsmen’s Club. Cost is $65 person which includes all materials and ammo. Register by April 11 to take the course on the following Saturday, April 18. Course will start at 9 a.m. and will last approximately 6 hours, so bring snacks. Contact Dale Hevy at 508-867-9073 for more information and to register. ORIGAMI Sunday, April 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Joshua Hyde Library in Sturbridge. All ages are welcome but children age 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Call 508-347-2512 for more information. Funded and sponsored by the Friends of the Sturbridge Joshua Hyde Public Library. TRIBUTE BRUNCH for Cong. Richard Neal sponsored by the Sturbridge Democratic Town Committee will be held Sunday, April 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Publick House. Proceeds beneﬁt scholarships for Tantasqua students. $35/adults, $32 seniors or students; tickets to be sold at the door. NORTH BROOKFIELD BOOSTER CLUB will host a fundraiser Monday, April 13. Mexicali in Spencer will be donating 10 percent of their sales—food only—to the club, which supports student athletes. Lunch, dinner and takeout all qualify. INFORMATIONAL SESSION held by West Brookﬁeld Planning Board Monday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Lower Meeting Room, to discuss “Shea Acres,” and its uses for conservation, open space and passive recreation purposes. BROOKFIELD COUNCIL ON AGING will meet Tuesday, April 14 at 10:30 a.m. in the Town Hall kitchen. Seniors are invited to the Brookﬁeld Congregational Church at 11:30 a.m. for pizza and games. 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Proulx, Kathryn Latour and Roger Mundell, Jr. as devisees of the estate of Roger Mundell to Kathryn A. Latour, James D. Latour and Tyler J.M. Latour $135,500 – 3 Lower River St. – Daniel C. Lemieux and Jamie Lemieux to Cara A. Sweet By Jennifer Robert Quaboag Current Reporter EAST BROOKFIELD $70,000 – 366 Podunk Road – Pauline McKeon to Timothy McKeon and Dawn H. McKeon Being disabled isn’t a disability Do not feel sorry for me, because I don’t feel sorry for myself. These are just a few of the words that Rick Hoyt shared with a room full of students on Tuesday afternoon. Born with oxygen deprivation, leading to cerebral palsy and quadriplegia, Rick Hoyt’s parents were told to write him off. Forget about him, put him away, put him in an institution. These are the things that doctors told Dick and Judy Hoyt. Rick proved doctors wrong, and now at the age of 53 he is a college graduate, and independent liver and an inspiration to people with disabilities everywhere. He, along with his father, is also living proof that together you can indeed do anything. “To tell you the truth, I don’t know what it is like to not be disabled,” Rick said. “I was born like this. It is all I have ever known. My disability doesn’t get in the way of things I like to do.” Team Hoyt is perhaps best known for their dedication to various races. Together, Dick and Rick have run 32 Boston Marathons, as well as countless other marathons and shorter-distanced races and over 200 triathlons. Impressive, for sure, and an important part of each of their lives, but these races - originally in- HARDWICK $200,000 – 247 Collins Road – Daniel J. Prizio to James A. Broussard and Angelique M. Broussard QUABOAG CURRENT PHOTO BY JENNIFER ROBERT Rick Hoyt talks with students about what it is like to live with cerebral palsy. spired by Rick - are not his greatest accomplishment. “After nine very long years I was the first quadriplegic to graduate from the Boston University School of Education with a degree in special education,” Rick said. “It is my greatest accomplishment to date, because I have shown disabled people that they don’t have to sit back and let life pass them by. What I think is important is that people take the time and effort to get to know me. Disabled people are people, too.” Throughout the years the Hoyt family has faced a series of challenges and tackled each one head on. When Rick was young, public schools didn’t want to enroll him because they thought he didn’t understand what was going on around him; they were wrong, and Rick went to school. The Boston Athletic Association turned the Hoyt team away not once, but twice, as real registered runners, Quaboag Historical Society annual awards luncheon set for April 25 WEST BROOKFIELD Quaboag Historical Society will hold its annual awards luncheon at Salem Cross Inn Sunday, April 25. Cocktails at noon; luncheon at 12:30 p.m.; Lucy Stone, J. Irving England and Outstanding Citizen awards presented to Chrystine Paquette, Stephanie Benoit and Madaline Arn at 1:45 p.m.; program, Minxie and Jim Fannin presentation on Preserving and Restoring the Art and Poetry of Gravestones in our Cemeteries at 2 p.m. Tickets $30 per person. Yankee pot roast, baked scrod, vegetarian plate. Call Will Steadman 508-867-3098 or Ruth Lyon 508-867-7316 for tickets by April 15. 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Rick was born without the ability to speak, yet the Hoyt family banded together 45 years ago and raised $5,000 to have a special machine made so that Rick could communicate. Rick and Dick were told that they could not complete a 3,770 mile crosscountry journey in 45 days; indeed they did, and went on to compete in a triathlon the day after. It has not always been easy, but together they have overcome each challenge set before them. On the cusp of his 75th birthday, Dick Hoyt announced that it is time to ease back a bit. While Rick will continue to compete in races, accompanied by family friend Bryan Lyons, Dick will be sitting out the longer, more intense ones. They still plan to compete in about 20 shorter distance races together this year. “I have the privilege, also, of being the Grand Marshal for the Boston Marathon this year,” Dick said. That means for the first time ever, I get to beat Rick. I will be crossing the line first.” Through racing and public engagements such as this presentation, the Hoyt’s have raised over a collective $2 million dollars for charities over the years. More information about Rick and Dick’s journey can be found at teamhoyt.com John’s Barber Shop 16 Central Street, North Brookfield 508-867-2646 HAIRSTYLING For Men JOHN & SANDY INGEMI TOM MILLIGAN Open Tues., Wed., Fri. 9:00-5:00 Thurs. 9:00-7:00; Sat. 8:00-2:00 SKIN PROBLEM? FOR RENT Trust a Dermatologist! Quabbin Estates JOEL P. GORDON, M.D. 41 Church Lane, Wheelwright, MA 01094 Accepting applications for immediate occupancy. The apartment features - w/w carpeting, kitchen appliances, maintenance coverage, laundry facilities. We specialize in Senior Housing and “Barrier Free” accessible units. Rent is $861/mo. or 30% of income, whichever is higher. RD regulations. Handicap Accessible apartments when available. 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Aiello WARE $245,000 – 8 Wildflower Dr. – Belco Construction Co., Inc. to Raymond and Elizabeth Lemon $193,000 – 31 Mountain View Dr. – Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to William Deschamps and Deborah Deschamps $173,000 – 108 River Road – Daniel P. Fama and Michele J. Fama to Joshua T. Ellis and Jennifer M. Enderlin WARREN $89,000 – 32 Richardson St. – Rosemary Denehy to Deborah Clark WEST BROOKFIELD $246,000 – 171 Pierce Road – John Morin, Jr. and Paula M. Prizio to Joseph F. Palumbo Ladies Auxiliary to hold psychic event April 14 N. BROOKFIELD – The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 3439 will hold a psychic fundraiser at Statz Rest Lounge, 341 N. Main St., Tuesday, April 14. Called “Connections,” the event is led by Gary McKinstry and will begin at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be offered at an additional cost. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Proceeds will benefit veterans and their families. For more information, call Shelley at 508-867-7685 or Jeanette at 508-867-3187. PAGE 4 A Turley Publication • www.turley.com I Friday, April 3, 2015 - opinion guest editorial Ten things every child with autism wishes you knew By Jen Skaggs and Christy Breen (Adapted from Ellen Notbohm) 1. I am first a child…a happy child. I have autism. And I am loved! My autism is only one aspect of my total character. It does not define me as a person. I am a person with a unique personality, thoughts, feelings and interests. 2. My sensory perceptions are disordered. This means that the ordinary, sounds, smells, tastes and touches of that you may not even notice can overwhelming for me. 3. Please remember to distinguish between won’t and can’t. Isn’t that I don’t listen to instructions. It’s that I can’t understand you all the time. Come close to me and directly in plain words. 4. I am a concrete thinker. This means I interpret language very literally. Jokes, puns, nuances, metaphors, and sarcasm be lost on me. 5. Please be patient with my vocabulary. It’s hard for me to tell you I need when I don’t know the words to my feelings. But, non-speaking does not mean nonintelligent. 6. Because language is so difficult for me, I am very visually oriented. Please show me to do something rather than just telling. 7. Eye contact is not a priority for me. You can generally have my attention or eye contact, but rarely both. It’s overwhelming to focus on both. 8. Please help me with social interactions. It may look like I don’t want to play with other kids, but sometimes I simply do not know how to start a conversation or enter a play situation. I appreciate some coaching in proper social responses. 9. I am smart. And talented, creative, thoughtful, and gentle. It may not be obvious all the time to you, but if you take time to know me, you will see. My mind is amazingly different. 10. To my family and friends, please love me unconditionally. I promise you – I am worth it. It may be true that I’m not good at eye contact or conversation, but have you noticed that I don’t lie, cheat at games, tattle on my classmates, or pass judgment on other people? With my attention to fine detail and capacity for extraordinary focus, I might be the next Einstein. Or Mozart. Or Van Gogh. They had autism too. Christ IS Risen! F or most of you reading this, okay probably all of you reading this, this Sunday will be Easter. On this, we celebrate the reality that the grave could not hold the savior of the world. We recall the Shepherd events of more than two thousand years ago when the grasp that death of Souls By had on humanity was broken once Fr. Peter-Michael and for all. This is not just some hisPreble toric event that we recall like some battle reenactment, but it is a living reality, or at least it should be, a living reality in our lives. At the Liturgy of Easter, celebrated the night before, Orthodox Christians will gather outside of the Church and read the Gospel of the Resurrection. At the conclusion of this Gospel, holding lit candles in their hands, they will triumphantly sing “Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!” This is the reality of the entire Christian life but is it? Notice the line is Christ IS risen not Christ HAS risen. Again, this is not just some historical event but a present reality. The risen Christ is still here with us, although not in His physical appearance, He is here, and the promise that He will never leave is as important today as it was in the first century Palestine. But I often See CHRIST I PAGE 5 Tips for choosing Easter plants and keeping them healthy this year and next C learly the most popular plant for the Easter they bloom naturally during the summer months. holiday is the Easter lily. Its pure white, inAnother good and widely available option for tensely fragrant blooms are emblems of new Easter gift giving is a pot of spring bulbs. With life and hope for the future- I can think of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths to choose no better symbol of the holiest day on the from, there will no doubt be a fragrance in the Christian calendar than this one. If you and flower color that appeals to you. Be find yourself in the market for an Easter GARDEN sure to choose them in bud, rather than lily this week, select one that is deep green full flower because warm household temand has more buds than open flowers. It peratures will cause them to burst into should be proportionate in height and not bloom in no time. To maximize indoor top heavy. If outdoor temperatures remain bloom time, enjoy in your living space durchilly, be sure to cover the plant well upon ing the day, but move to a basement, spare exiting the store, and don’t leave it in the room or garage each night where temRoberta car while you do other errands! peratures are cooler, but not freezing! The McQuaid Turley Once home, the Easter lily prefers temgreat thing about forced bulbs is that they Publications Columnist peratures around 65 degrees and bright but can be enjoyed in the house this Easter indirect light. Water thoroughly, but allow and next year in the garden. Daffodils and the soil to dry out in between waterings. Be care- hyacinth are the most dependable repeat bloomers. ful for the decorative foil or plastic wrapper- some- Tulips (depending on the type) may bloom great the times water will pool in the bottom, keeping the soil following season but then take a few years off-time too moist. If you like how the wrapper looks, poke to recharge before blooming again. If you wish to some holes at the base and place the pot on a shal- plant your bulbs outside, remove spent flowers as low saucer to catch any water that drips out. Dump they wither and allow the foliage to brown. At this the saucer as needed. You can also remove the wrap- point stop watering and let the bulbs dry out. They per and allow the pot to drain in the sink for a few can be planted outdoors in spring, or saved until the minutes after each watering. To prolong the life of fall for planting as you normally would. Sometimes your plant, be sure to remove the anthers before the I get the job done in spring, although it does feel pollen ripens. This will also prevent the pollen from odd to be doing it then, simply so I won’t forget to staining the pure white flowers and your nose! As plant them in the fall! flowers start to wither, cut them off- this will keep Primroses are plentiful at florist shops and nursit looking its best and redirect energy back to the eries this time of year as well, and they too make bulb. great Easter gifts. Even though they are usually sold Once the soil warms, the Easter lily can be plant- in small pots, it’s hard to miss their brightly colored ed outside in full sun and well-drained soil. Sink the flowers poking up through basal foliage. They come bulb with foliage and stem attached, to a depth of in almost every color of the rainbow. Many types three inches and water well. After the original foliage of primrose make great garden plants; check the dies, cut it back to the soil surface. New growth will label to make sure the one you purchase is hardy soon emerge. Lilies benefit from a layer of mulch to before planting it outdoors. I have had a clump of keep their roots cool. Although they are quite hardy, primroses blooming for years now that started out do provide some winter protection in the form of as a potted plant. An inexpensive but cute gift idea straw, evergreen boughs or the like. With any luck is to insert a pot of primroses into a basket and fill you will be delighted with big, beautiful white flow- in around it with Easter “grass,” this way it can be ers next summer. Although lilies bloom in spring enjoyed as a centerpiece before it makes its way to under the controlled conditions of the greenhouse, the garden. 2015 Turley Election Policy This newspaper will print free self-submitted statements of candidacy only four weeks or more out from the election. All candidates running in both contested and uncontested races are asked to submit their statements to the editor to include only biographical and campaign platform details. Total word count for statements is limited to between 300-500 words maximum. Please include a photo. We will not publish any statements of candidacy inside the four weeks from election threshold. To publish any other campaign publicity during the race, please contact our advertising representatives. We also do not allow personal attacks against other candidates or political parties in statements of candidacy, nor do we publish for free any information about key endorsements or political fundraisers. Letters to the editor of no more than 250 words from supporters endorsing specific candidates or discussing campaign issues are limited to three total per author during the election season. No election letters will appear in the final edition before the election. We reserve the right to edit all statements of candidacy and letters to the editor to meet our guidelines. A Turley Publication • www.turley.com I Friday, April 3, 2015 Events at the Brookﬁeld Council on Aging BROOKFIELD – The Brookfield Council on Aging will meet Tuesday, April 14 at 10:30 a.m. in the Town Hall kitchen. Anyone wishing to become a member of the Council on Aging should contact Barbara Clancy at 508-867-6043. The following events are sponsored by the council. Also on Tuesday, April 14, seniors are invited to the Brookfield Congregational Church at 11:30 a.m. for pizza and games. There will be a collection of various games, puzzles, playing cards, Bingo and much more. Bring a friend along and choose your game. Tai Chi classes meet every Tuesday in the Town Hall at 8:30 a.m. The foot clinic will be held Tues- CHRIST I FROM PAGE 4 wonder if we believe that. Recently, I was involved in a discussion about the saying “What Would Jesus Do?” Several years ago this was a very popular question and was included in bumper stickers, bracelets, and all manner of media. Through the course of the discussion, I brought up the fact that I think we are asking the wrong question. The question should not be what would Jesus do because we are not Jesus. The question should be what does Jesus want us to do? We will come back to that in a moment. Prior to the celebration of Easter, we have to go through Good Friday, in order to have the Resurrection we have to have the Crucifixion there is a cost to Easter and that cost is death. The movie The Passion of the Christ was released while I was in seminary. A group of us went to see the movie at a local theater and then returned to the seminary for a discussion of the experience. This movie is not for the faint of heart, and it breaks the stereotypical view of the passion. Until that movie, we only had the sterilized view of passion of Christ. Sure we listen to the Gospel story, and our minds paint a picture, but I am not sure we truly understood just how powerful the scene was. Thirty-nine lashes with a whip would be enough to kill most people let alone carrying the cross on your back. The cross beam that would have been lashed to his back weighed approximately 100 WANTED TO BUY • Old Ammo • Firearms • Sporting & Military Discreet Appraisals Call 413-436-5885 day, April 28 at the Town Hall with Dr. Quigley. To participate, call Rikki LaMonda at 508-867-4578 to make an appointment. Leave a message. Call the West Brookfield Senior Center at 508-867-1407 for transportation to and from a doctor’s appointment. A laptop, purchased by COA, is available for use by seniors at the Merrick Public Library anytime, also Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Brookfield Food Pantry is open Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the basement of St. Mary’s Church located at the rear of the building off Howard St. Library delivery services is available on Fridays. Call 508-867-6339. pounds and the distance he carried it was about 650 yards. With the amount of blood loss from the whipping, it is understandable that he needed help carrying this burden. There is a cost to the cross! So back to the question, what does Jesus want us to do? The answer is simple, love God and love our neighbor. It does not get any simpler than that the problem is we have made it very complicated. However, in order to do this we have to die to self, we have to crucify our desire in order to live for another. I am not saying we need to go live in cardboard boxes but being a follower of Jesus requires us to look at others in a whole new way. We can no longer look upon the homeless person as lazy and dirty, but we have to look upon them as a person that s loved by God and is our neighbor. He does not need our pity he needs our help. If you walk by that person and pretend you do not see him, then you are not following Christ! Being a follower is a call to a radical lifestyle that has to rise above red or blue, right or left, Democrat or Republican, and just simply be human! This is the cost of the cross, and we are either all in or all out we cannot be halfway about this. Christ IS Risen! 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This paper will not be responsible for more than one corrected insertion, nor will be liable for any error in an advertisement to a greater extent than the cost of the space occupied by the item in the advertisement. PA G E 5 WBPD receives medication disposal container from CVS -WEST BROOKFIELDBy Jennifer Robert Quaboag Current Reporter About two years ago, CVS/Pharmacy, in an effort to support their understanding of the difficulty folks often have in disposing of outdated or unused prescription medications within their communities, launched the Mediation Disposal for Safer Communities program, a program that provides police departments a secure container for the disposal of medications. Thanks to the efforts of West Brookfield Police Chief C. Thomas O’Donnell, the West Brookfield Police Department now sports such a container, and is ready for public use. “Erik Demetropoulos, who is the police chief in Barre, told me about this and I thought it sounded fantastic,” O’Donnell said. “I am really happy that we have been able to bring this important service to the people of West Brookfield.” In order to get the collection box, O’Donnell had to fill out an application that explained a little about the town and why the collection box would be beneficial. The unit is paid for entirely by the CVS program, including delivery, and took about a month and a half to receive once West Brookfield was approved for the program. “The biggest advantage to this is that we have a place for people to put these unwanted medications,” O’Donnell said. “It happens a lot that people come to us with excess medication that they don’t know what to do with. It was always hit or miss if someone was in the station, so now as long as the Town Hall is open, there is access to the medication disposal box.” O’Donnell said that the box does have a camera on it, so that if anyone attempted to tamper with it, the department would be able to easily identify the party. QUABOAG CURRENT PHOTO BY JENNIFER ROBERT The new collection container at the West Brookﬁeld Police Department allows for safe disposal of expired and unwanted prescription medications. “The box is safe and secure and gives people a place to dispose of medications instead of putting them in their own garbage or flushing them, neither of which are good,” he said. The department will be responsible for disposing of the medications through the Drug Enforcement Agency’s disposal program. There are stipulations on what can and cannot go in the box. Any pills or transdermal patches, as well as prescription creams and ointments, over-thecounter medications and vitamins can be disposed of, but no needles or sharps, liquid medications or aerosols, including inhalers, can be disposed of in the container. Hydrogen peroxide and thermometers are also prohibited. 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If you or any suspect listed here is found not guilty or has charges dropped or reduced, we will gladly print that information as a followup upon being presented with documented proof of the court’s final disposition. assisted four citizens. They responded to one medical emergency, two reports of suspicious activity, one complaint of motor vehicle operations, one animal call, one safety hazard, four complaints, two disabled motor vehicles, one alarm, one report of vandalism, one report of theft, and one report of gun shots. They appeared for court-related matters four times and five officers were initiated. Brookfield Police Log There were 10 911 calls. Of these, eight were for medical emergencies, one was for suspicious activity, and one was for a disturbance. North Brookfield police assisted one other agency. Between March 23-30 Brookfield police made one arrest. James A. Reith of 45 Janet Avenue, Southbridge was arrested on March 23 for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Police made 18 motor vehicle stops, five building and property checks, one motor vehicle investigation, served two summonses, served two warrants, performed traffic control once, made one escort or transport, and sent mutual aid fire or ambulance. They responded to two medical emergencies, one mental health emergency, one animal call, one report of suspicious activity, two alarms, two disabled motor vehicles, and one report of trespassing. They appeared for court-related matters three times and five officers were initiated. There were 14 911 calls. Of these, seven were for medical emergencies, two were for motor vehicle accidents, two were for welfare checks, one was an animal call, one was to assist a citizen, and one was for a fire. Brookfield police assisted two other agencies. East Brookfield Police Log Between March 23-30 East Brookfield police made two arrests. Shannon L. Stockenberg of 206 West Main Street, East Brookfield was arrested on March 26 on a warrant. Christian B. Strader of 290 East Main Street, East Brookfield was arrested on March 29 on a warrant. Police made 27 motor vehicle stops, 10 building and property checks, served three warrants, made one repossession, and assisted two citizens. They responded to three disabled motor vehicles, one report of annoying phone calls, two complaints of motor vehicle operations, one medical emergency, one safety hazard, one report of suspicious activity, and two parking violations. One officer was initiated. There were two 911 calls. One was for a report of suspicious activity and one was for a medical emergency. East Brookfield police assisted one other agency. North Brookfield Police Log Between March 23-30 North Brookfield police made one arrest. Nicholas Laporte, 25, of 31 Town Farm Road, North Brookfield, was arrested on March 23 on a warrant. Police made 22 building and property checks, 13 motor vehicle stops, three motor vehicle investigations, one welfare check, served one summons, served four warrants, performed traffic control five times, found lost property once, and Warren Police Log Jeffrey Cairns, 24, of 50 Dean St., Apt. 1, in West Warren, was arrested on March 23 on a warrant. Sarah Cohn, 27, of 66 Woodland Rd. in Longmeadow, was arrested on March 24 for operating a motor vehicle with revoked registration and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Ashley Nicholette Dipallo, 27, of 247 Town Farm Rd. in Warren, was arrested on March 24 for operating an unregistered motor vehicle, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and motor vehicle lights violation. Christopher Patrick Noone, 23, of 215 Moulton Hill Rd in Monson, was arrested on March 24 for operating a motor vehicle with license revoked and motor vehicle not meeting RMV safety standards. Drainage area: Discharge: Stage: Date: Percentile: Class symbol: % normal (median): % normal (mean): 150 mi2 487 cfs 4.45 ft 2015-03-31 40.38% Lime green 88.55% 77.78% TURLEY PUBLICATIONS STAFF PHOTO BY COLLEEN MONTAGUE Editor’s Note: “River Watch” tracks data provided by the US Geological Survey examining the Quaboag Current flow and flood records taken from a testing station in Brimfield over the past seven days. This information is provided to help fisherman, boaters, and residential abutters understand their local tributaries better. For more current daily data and more details, visit http://waterwatch.usgs.gov/. KEY: Drainage area: Also known as watershed area. The area of land that contributes water to a stream either as surface runoff or groundwater ﬂow; usually measured as square miles. Discharge: Also known as streamﬂow. The volume of water moving in a stream at any point in time; usually measured as cubic feet per second. Stage: The water level of a stream compared to a ﬁxed reference point at the location where the measurement is made; usually measured as feet. Water level measurements are always made at the same location so that comparisons can be made over time. Stage is not depth of water, because depth can vary signiﬁcantly across a stream and upstream or downstream, but a higher stage means deeper water, and a lower stage means shallower water. Some streams have an ofﬁcial ﬂood stage designated by the National Weather Service, which is the level at which ﬂooding will begin to occur. Date: The date and time of the most recent update of the data map. When more than one data location is shown on a map, the most recent update time for individual locations may be up to an hour earlier than the update time for the map. Percentile: Compares the most recent value of streamﬂow to the historical observations for the day. For example, if the most recent value is at the 25th percentile, it means that historically the streamﬂow for the day has been at or less than this level 25 percent of the time, or on average 1 day out of every 4. If the most recent value is at the 75th percentile, it means that historically the streamﬂow for the day has been at or less than this level 75 percent of the time, or on average 3 days out of every 4. Conversely, at the 75th percentile it could also be said that the streamﬂow for the day has been at or higher than this level 25 percent of the time, or on average 1 day out of every 4. At the 50th percentile, there have been an equal number of historical observations higher and lower, and the 50th percentile is often referred to as the “normal”. However, hydrologists consider percentiles between 25 and 75 to be relatively normal and within expected natural ups and downs, with less than 25 being unusually dry conditions and higher than 75 being unusually wet conditions. Class symbol: Groups current water conditions into general categories of wet or dry compared to historical observations using percentiles of daily streamﬂow. Green indicates relatively normal conditions; “warm” colors yellow, orange, and red indicate drier than normal conditions; and “cool” colors light blue, blue, and black indicate wetter than normal conditions. Red and black indicate that new low or high streamﬂow records have been set for the day. Eric Osgood, 42, of 83 Church St. in Ware, was arrested on March 28 for operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and a marked lanes violation. Last week the Warren Police Department made 23 motor vehicle stops, performed 13 building or property checks and responded to 28 general calls for service. There were also four animal calls, two alarm calls and two fire calls. There were nine 911 calls. Three were for medical emergencies, one was for an assault, one was for a welfare check, one was for accidental property damage, one was for a missing person, one was an erratic operator and one was a hang-up. There department performed three investigations and assisted another agency on four occasions. West Brookfield Police Log Last week the West Brookfield Police Department made 25 motor vehicle stops, responded to one animal call, three alarm calls and 20 general calls for service. There was also one report of a chimney fire and one report of a psychiatric emergency. There were 19 911 calls. Eight were for medical emergencies, two were for motor vehicle accidents, two were for psychiatric emergencies, two were for motor vehicle operations complaints, one was to assist a citizen, one was for a safety hazard, one was for a hazardous incident and two were hang-ups. There were five court services, one warrant served, two investigations and the department assisted another agency on one occasion. CLUES ACROSS 1. Hair on the head 5. Cirques 9. Thai (var.) 12. S. China seaport 13. Swiss river 14. Unstressed-stressed 15. Beginner Dr. Suess book 18. Begetter 19. Singer __ Lo Green 20. Shaded promenades 21. Not wet 22. Grow weary 23. Philippine Island or it’s seaport 25. Teeter-totter 28. Not alive 30. Golf scores 31. Tap gently 33. Ancient ointment 34. Constitution Hall org. 35. Icelandic poems 36. Citrus drink suffix 37. Detailed design criteria 39. Dignified manner 40. New York island 42. Clods 44. Camera optic 45. Add sound into a film 46. Ringworm 48. Tablet 49. Defense Department 52. 3rd “Star Wars” film 56. Raincoats 57. Restaurant 58. Head fronts 59. Burn residue 60. Immature newt 61. After ones 5. Crafty & shrewd 6. Hourly payment for services 7. Married woman 8. More disreputable 9. F. Lamas’ 3rd wife Arlene 10. 11-23-14 awards show 11. Big Blue 12. Million gallons per day (abbr.) 14. Runs out of gear 16. Beige 17. Nostrils 21. Unit of loudness 22. Czar 23. Insert mark 24. Doctor of Education CLUES DOWN 26. ___ Adaba 1. “Dragon Tattoo” 27. Walk with your feet actress in water 2. Received an A grade 28. Genetic information carrier 3. No (Scottish) 4. Very long period of 29. Great St. Louis time bridge builder 30. Political action committee 32. Cast out 34. Cub Scout groups 35. Voltage 37. Guide 38. Self-mortification 41. Alder genus 42. Awadh 43. Blood type 45. Meeting arranged 46. Green, black and oolong 47. It causes scratching 48. Slang saying of disbelief 49. Art ____, 1920’s design 50. Lyrics 51. Show disrespect to 52. Returned material authorization, abbr. 53. Clod or lummox 54. Computerized money movement 55. Mandible & maxilla ANSWERS APPEAR ON PAGE 11 A Turley Publication • www.turley.com I Friday, April 3, 2015 PA G E 7 - education Comparing Massachusetts predators NB marketplace hosts workshop series for group of entrepreneurs Sportsmen’s club makes presentation WEST BROOKFIELD - The bobcat and the coyote were the two predators fifth grade students at West Brookfield Elementary School learned about during a Wickaboag Sportsmen’s Club’s presentation at the school last month. Richard Boos, a conservationist and a member of the Wickaboag Sportsmen’s Club, went to WBES Feb. 25 with fellow members Tim Nolan, MJ Haesche and her dog Roly, and guest speaker Emily Stolarski from MassWildlife. This was their seventh program presentation to the fifth grade, where they talked about conservation and different species of animals, and brought with them pelts, antlers and hats that the students could touch. “Every year is a little bit different,” Boos said. He briefly deTURLEY PUBLICATIONS COURTESY PHOTOS scribed the sportsmen’s program Richard Boos talks to ﬁfth graders about from last year on moose. One predators. of the things they did during that was place stickers of moose Wickaboag Sportsmen’s Club tracks on the hallway floor leadis a member – to help push the ing to the fifth grade classrooms. idea that the clubs should be The topic of this year’s discusmore involved with the youth at sion was “Bobcats and Coyotes,” the schools. two predators that are found in In addition, the students had Massachusetts. Stolarski used to write an essay on what they a Powerpoint presentation to learned from the presentation, help show the differences in the which will be entered into a animals’ pelts, tracks, habitats, contest and judged by members skulls and breeding habits, to of the Wickaboag Sportsmen’s name a few. Following the preClub. The first place winner will sentation students could touch get to spend one week at Camp the hats and antlers. It took two Marshall, the 4-H camp in These giant antlers were a part students to hold one set of antSpencer, for free. First, second of the presentation Feb. 25. lers, one holding each piece, over and third prize winners and the a third student’s head. school librarian – who the sportsmen’s club also tries to Boos put together a board with photographs from get involved with the program – also receive a one-year this year’s event. He added that the board would be subscription to the MassWildlife magazine. Essay contaken to one of the next meetings of the Worcester test winners will be announced within the next couple County League of Sportsmen’s Clubs – of which the of months. Gifted Hands Home Decor & Gifts 186 Main St. • Spencer, MA 01562 • (508) 885-0271 Easter Bunnies • Peeps • Chicks Spring Wreaths & Baskets Forsythias • Tulips • Pansies • Dogwood NORTH BROOKFIELD - The North Brookfield Marketplace/Treps Program is hosting a workshop series for a group of entrepreneurs that have been identified and selected based on their extraordinary potential and high likelihood for success. The highly competitive, multi-step selection process culminated with Product/Service applications Feb. 27 after which participants received the coveted envelopes of acceptance. These special candidates are in the process of receiving in-depth coaching and mentorship on a wide range of subjects including business plan development, product refinement, target marketing, balance sheet and cost analysis and investor relations. The high energy, intensive series will culminate in a marketplace showcase of the entrepreneurs’ goods and services Saturday, May 2, in the center of North Brookfield. The most exciting and compelling part of the series is the entrepreneurs themselves. They are creators, inventors, craftspeople and artists in grades 4-6 at North Brookfield Elementary School. At a time when the emerging generation is often accused of lacking motivation, these powerful, ambitious young people are pursuing their interest in business with clear eyes set on their futures. The program is sponsored by the North Brookfield PTO in conjunction with the Worcester branch of SCORE (a group of 13,000 retired senior executives in 350 chapters across the country who volunteer by counseling small businesses to succeed), The North Brookfield Savings Bank and several local business people. 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Catering & Private Functions Available 508-886-4771 Restaurant & Lounge Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Fri. 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm • Saturday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm • Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm Senior Citizen Discount Wednesday & Sunday PAGE 8 A Turley Publication • www.turley.com I Friday, April 3, 2015 There’s magic in the air! -WARRENBy Jennifer Robert Quaboag Current Reporter T Cassidy Kretkiewicz, of Warren, was the lucky volunteer whom Ledbetter made to levitate, truly amazing audience members. QUABOAG CURRENT PHOTOS BY JENNIFER ROBERT Jamason D’Ambra, of Brookﬁeld, enjoys his popcorn while being amazed by the performance. THE QUABOAG CURRENT is a weekly newspaper published e v e r y Fr i d a y b y Tu r l e y Publications, Inc. with offices located at 24 Water Street, Palmer, MA 01069. Telephone at 413-283-8393 or fax at 413-289-1977. Periodical postage pending at Palmer, MA and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to: Turley Publications, Inc., 24 Water Street, Palmer, MA 01069. PATRICK H. TURLEY CEO Riley Corder, 5, shows off her magic shirt. here’s something magical about a community that works tirelessly to support its youngest members despite difficult financial times. Last Friday night, residents of Warren and the surrounding towns turned up to show their support for the Warren Community Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), and therefore the students and staff, by attending the dazzling performance of Brian Ledbetter’s Dazzling Deceptions show, held at the junior senior high school. “It is great to see so many people come out and support a great cause, our PTO,” Secretary Brandi Linden said. The auditorium was nearly full, and for the PTO and students of Warren Elementary School, that translates into increased funding of programs and supplies. Although Ledbetter is a nationally recognized award-winning illusionist, the cost of admission was all direct profit for the PTO. Ledbetter, who works at Story Land in New Hampshire during the on-season, travels the country doing shows for nonprofit groups in the off-season. He allows the groups to keep the ticket sales money, and asks that corporate sponsorship be sought to cover his travel expenses and lodging. The PTO was fortunate to have some generous corporate sponsors to make the show possible, including Quirk Wire Company, Fountain and Sons Fuel Company, Hair Studio and Day Spa, Quabaug Corporation, Country Bank, Kid Power Gymnastics and FLEXcon. ADVERTISING SALES Turley Publications is looking for an energetic person interested in selling advertising for our community newspapers. The right candidate will assume an established territory that includes: Ware, Warren and West Brookfield. You must be a self-starter with excellent communication and organizational skills. 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WEB www.quaboagcurrent.com Please apply in person at: Turley Publications, Inc. 24 Water Street, Palmer MA 01069 EOE www.turley.com Turley Publications, Inc. cannot assume liability for the loss of photographs or other materials submitted for publication. Materials will not be returned except upon specific request when submitted. Kaitlyn Fountain, of Warren, helps to levitate Ledbetter’s end table. No strings attached, she assured the audience. HELP WANTED KEITH TURLEY President EDITOR [email protected] Shane, a dad from the audience, signs his name on a $100 bill he took out of his wallet. Did it disappear for good? Thankfully for Shane, it did not. www.turley.com Camp info night set for April 9 -WARRENBy Jennifer Robert Quaboag Current Reporter On Thursday, April 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., a Summer Camp Fair will be held in the gym at the Warren Community Elementary School, a rescheduled date for the previously advertised March date. Physical education teacher Deb Ryzewski, who is organizing the event for the second year, said that it is a great opportunity to local families. “It seems early to think about summer camp but a lot of the camps fill up fast,” she said. “This is a nice opportunity to speak with representative of local camps.” While the camp list is still being finalized, last year’s fair saw a good number of representatives from all different sorts of camps. Several of the local camps offer subsidies or scholarships for families with limited financial resources. Videos showing a typical day in the camp life, and applications and informational brochures, will be available from the representatives at the fair. There is no charge for admission and all are welcome. Some of the camps that will be featured include Camp Woodstock, Camp Marshall, Camps Bonnie Brae, Laurel Wood, Green Eyrie and Lewis Perkins, and Camp Wonderland. Camp Marshall, which is located in Spencer, offers both equestrian and traditional camp components to its pro- $ gram. There are miles of hiking and nature trails, a newly updated archery range and low ropes course and a livestock barn for agricultural and horticulture classes. There is a full equestrian center with four barns and four outdoor arenas, and riders of all abilities are welcome. In addition to information presented at camp night, Camp Marshall will also be holding a series of open houses, beginning in May, that invite prospective campers and their families to see the camp first hand. Camp Wonderland, which is located in Sharon, is offered by the Salvation Army and provides children 6 through 12 with an inexpensive option for families who may otherwise not be able to send their children to camp. Activities include arts and crafts, boating, swimming, low ropes and outdoor camping experiences. 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A Turley Publication • www.turley.com I Friday, April 3, 2015 STIPEND I FROM PAGE 1 greatly increased level of activity over a period of three years and we are continuing to grow.” O’Brien added that recently a list of activities and support that the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) has provided was given to the board for their information. The list O’Brien referred to was presented during the team’s appeal for a dedicated room in the municipal building to be used for training and meetings, a request that was granted by the selectmen. The budget for emergency management has been $3,000 annually for as far back as anyone seems to remember, and O’Brien said that the level funding has not reflected the growth in the program. The $500 in additional supplies would be used, in part, to provide volunteers to CERT with items for health and safety, such as cold weather gear and reflective vests. The other $500 is for stipends for the two deputy emergency management directors, since there is no director to take management of the team. “We talked about bringing someone in full-time but I think that doing that at a high salary would be much more difficult for the board to accept,” O’Brien said. Selectman Robert Lavash asked the difference between CERT and EM. O’Brien said that CERT operates under EM. McKeon said that while CERT directly supports the towns of Warren and West Brookfield, the two EM directors are more likely to deal with MEMA and FEMA directly. “Everything we do has to be requested by the fire or police chiefs in either town,” O’Brien said. Board chairman David Delanski asked if the $3,000 was used only for things that are done in Warren and members who are from Warren. “The team now has about 18 members from Warren but we have an obligation to support both towns,” he said. “We do get a lot of requests for the police chief in West Brookfield. It’s a joint effort between the two towns.” Delanski asked how the stipend component came about. McKeon said that it is because they spend hours and hours filling out grant applications, dealing with conference calls with MEMA, FEMA and National Grid. O’Brien said that there is an increased obligation to keep up correspondence with MEMA. Also this winter, as the weather had been so bad, they had been asked by other two departments to be the contact point with MEMA. Delanksi said that the first time a “real” job went on for a stipend there had to be an article put on the warrant to create the job, then it can be added to a line item budget. Resident Sue Como, who was in the audience, asked if since it was a joint effort if they would be approaching the town of West Brookfield as well. O’Brien said that yes, they would be bringing it up to West Brookfield and that West Brookfield has been supportive of the team’s efforts and cited the trailer CERT recently acquired, which was purchased by West Brookfield and outfitted by Warren. BUDGET I FROM PAGE 1 42 percent, which is a little lower than the board expected it to be, but Smith said that he felt Fire Chief Brad Gannon was doing a good job with managing the budget under difficult circumstances. “They had quite a few calls over this winter,” Smith said. “They’ve been doing a good job.” The police budget was said to be in good shape as well. One budget does concern the board quite a bit, however - the Council on Aging. Down to about 21 percent. Smith said that several of the accounts are quite low. Smith did say that he heard the council has an upcoming meeting to discuss the budget and he is trying to find out the details so that he can attend. Looking to the future, the board decided to ask the Finance Committee, either the chair or any other members who also want to attend, to come to the next selectmen meeting so that the town can work on getting out of the deficit it is in. “We have this stack of requests here and if we were to fund everything, considering the projected income and using the cherry sheet figures, we would be looking at being about $607,000 in the red,” Smith said. “I think that because of the recent insurance advisory’s information, we will be able to reduce that by about $200,000, but it is still a big amount in the hole and it is going to take everything we have to come up with a solid plan.” Community Newspapers Alive & Well! PA G E 9 QRHS students hear Survive the Drive presentation WARREN - Health class students at Quaboag Regional High School recently listened, watched and participated in several lifesaving Survive the Drive presentations, sponsored by the Palmer Motorsports Park. The racetrack is donating this community service to the schools in the communities nearby. “The kids of driving age need this extra information to guide their driving behaviors on the road, they’re the most vulnerable,” said Bob Green, Director of SurvivetheDrive.org. “They don’t see that the roadkill animals by the side of the road are made of the same stuff that they are. Few recognize that car crashes are the leading cause of violent injury and worse on the planet today, more than war.” CLUB I FROM PAGE 1 information on how the homeless can find housing and jobs. “We are working with Pine Street Inn, Tailored For Success, Massachusetts General Hospital and Friends of Boston’s Homeless to find permanent solutions for this problem,” Frisella said. Helping Hands for the Homeless has created an inspirational CONTEST I FROM PAGE 1 “I want to make sure that this town continues to be a great place to live and hopefully with my help gets a little better so that when my kids are ready to pick a place to move they might choose Warren,” he said. Although he has no prior experience on a town board or committee, he has served on the Warren Fire Department for the last 13 years and worked as a first responder on the ambulance for the last seven. He has a tremendous amount of experience in negotiation through his sales job, which he said he feels will be especially beneficial when dealing with the town budget. This year’s school budget, for example, was shocking to him when he first saw the numbers but he said that that he also considers that the school is doing the most important job The Survive the Drive presentation, rather than showing repulsive pictures of graphic mu- tilation, uses facts, analogies and descriptions; science and behavior, to demonstrate the causes and conditions of a car crash. Green demonstrates a pumpkin, as a head, dropped from a two-story roof shows as violence of a 23 mph crash. A toy mouse inside a tin can, violently thrown against a concrete wall, demonstrates the violence inside the car and that the car doesn’t provide much protection for the occupants. Survive the Drive will be presenting at the Monson High School on May 8. Dates for other neighboring high schools are pending. For more information, visit www.survivethedrive.org, email [email protected] or call 860-435-1054. Facebook page (www.facebook. com/HelpingHandsForTheHomelessClub) and Instagram account (helpendhomelessness) and are in the process of making a website. “We are trying to branch out even more,” founding member Emma Aldenberg said. “We are making inspirational posters to hang around the school and painting a ceiling tile to put above one of the staircases. Next fall, we will be putting out boxes to collect socks and hats to help the homeless stay warm in the winter.” The children feel great that they are helping people in need and doing this has also helped them feel good about themselves. “Coming to this club is the light of my week,” said founding member Olivia George. there is, educating children. “I feel there is absolutely some room for negotiation in what they are asking for and I am more than willing to get into those negotiations with them to find a solution that is mutually beneficial,” he said. While Gagner said that he has solid relationships in town already, he recently held a meet and greet so that he could get feedback about what voters want in town leadership. Gagner said that the event was fantastic, and that he found out that there are a tremendous amount of people that are not able to go to selectmen meetings, Planning Board meetings, any of other various meetings, because they have kids, yet still want and need their voices heard. “One of my top priorities is to get people more involved in the meetings,” he said. “To do that, I would really like to see some type of daycare set up in the basement of the municipal building where the kids can go play and we can get the honor roll students who have to do community service to come down and watch the kids and the parents can then come to these meetings.” This election is not about “me,” Gagner said, but about “we,” as in the whole town. Getting together as a community, having the community care about the town they live in, is the way to move forward in Gagner’s eyes and he believes that if people begin by caring about their own little corner of the town Warren will begin to move in an upward direction. “The people, in any town, make the town,” he said. “We need to help more people start caring about the town again.” Baril declined to interview about his candidacy. TURLEY PUBLICATIONS COURTESY PHOTO Survive the Drive Director Bob Green holds up a prop during the presentation. The Top Two Rules of Home Buying: 1. Location, Location, Location 2. Get a Savers Bank Home Loan Our Residential Lending Specialists will fit you with the best home loan for your needs. Contact us today for a Simply Better borrowing experience. Offer of credit is subject to credit approval. saversbank.com t 800.649.3036 Member FDIC Member SIF Equal Housing Lender PAGE 1 0 A Turley Publication • www.turley.com I Friday, April 3, 2015 SPORTS 8 [email protected] @turleysports www.turleysports.com acebook.com/turleysports McCann shines in NEWBA Senior Classic – NORTHAMPTON – By Gregory A. Scibelli Turley Publications Sports Correspondent - BARRE - I t’s always fun to be able to come off the bench and contribute, but it’s even better when it is front of a crowd of talented basketball players. Last Saturday afternoon, Samantha McCann, a graduate of Quaboag Regional High School, participated in the annual NEWBA Senior All-Star Classic at Ainsworth Gymnasium Smith College. McCann was the lone representative from Western New England College, where she has played for the first past four years. She came off the bench during the latter part of the first half and started sinking shots almost immediately, frustrating the defense on the other side. McCann has had an excellent career for WNEU and spent this season averaging in double-digits with 10.3 points per game. She was an All-Commonwealth Coast Conference Third Team selection and shot near 40 percent from the field, second in her conference. She also had 16 steals and 23 assists this season, both personal bests. She was the only senior on the Golden Bears this season and was the team’s captain. For the season, she started and played in all 28 of WNEU’s games and scored 289 points for the year, her highest total of her career. A forward, she played in 26 See McCANN I PAGE 11 By Sean Sweeney Turley Publications Sports Correspondent TURLEY PUBLICATIONS PHOTO BY GREGORY A. SCIBELLI Samantha McCann plays in the NEWBA Senior All-Star Classic at Ainsworth Gymnasium at Smith College last Saturday. McCann is a graduate of Quaboag Regional High School and played for Western New England University the last four years. Still waiting out old man winter Editor’s Note: The Turley Publications Sports Staff will do weekly updates on this story until the spring season begins for all programs at every school. By Dave Forbes Turley Publications Sports Staff Writer Old man winter’s grip on the region may be starting to loosen a little bit, but the powerful cold weather that he has delivered has still left many lingering problems across the region for those schools that are trying to get their spring campaigns started. As we did last week, we trekked our way across parts A path had been cut on the baseball ﬁeld at Quaboag, but still several inches of snow existed as of last week. TURLEY WPUBLICATIONS STAFF PHOTO BY DAVE FORBES of Western and Central Massachusetts to see the conditions at high school fields across the region, and while some spots brought us hope, others left us wondering if some of these teams will be able to play a home game before the calendar turns to May. We started our day with a See FIELDS I PAGE 15 This September, for the first time since he started kindergarten in the early 1960’s, Quabbin athletic director Ted Gumula will get the chance to sleep in on the first day of school. Gumula has announced he will retire at the end of this school year, ending an 11-year tenure as the boss of Panther interscholastic sports. The 59-year-old Gumula said that he is ready to retire after spending 37 years in education, the last 33 with Quabbin. The calendar year for the Quabbin Regional School District ends June 30. “I’ve done what I had to do,” Gumula said during a private sit-down with The Barre Gazette during the recent Clark Tournament. “The numbers worked out, and it is time to go. It’s a very time-consuming job, and I’ve done what I can do.” Gumula came to Quabbin in 1982 following four freshout-of-college years at Springfield Cathedral High School. He became the athletic director in 2004, after spending several years as a game administrator under former AD Fran Cranston. In his 11 years, Gumula has seen many changes: In 2006, Gumula brought about the See GUMULA I PAGE 11 Changes to the spring sports schedule - REGION - - REGION By Dave Forbes Turley Publications Sports Staff Writer Gumula set to walk away Due to the slow snow melt that has taken place, several changes have been made to the Quaboag, Tantasqua, Quabbin, Pathfinder and North Brookfield spring sports schedules that was posted in the paper last week. Here are the changes: Quaboag changes The Quaboag at Ware baseball game that was scheduled for Sunday, March 29 has been postponed to Saturday, March 16 at 3:30 p.m. The baseball, softball and girls tennis matches at Quaboag against David Prouty, along with the boys tennis match at David Prouty were all postponed from Friday, March 27. No makeup date has been announced for any of the contests. Also, the baseball, softball and girls tennis matches at Northbridge, along with the boys tennis home match against Northbridge were postponed on Monday, March 30. No makeup date has been set for these games either. See CHANGES I PAGE 11 A Turley Publication • www.turley.com I Friday, April 3, 2015 PA G E 1 1 - sports College NOTES Kilborn places 12 on NFHCA ALL-Academic Squad DUDLEY – The Nichols College field hockey program placed 12 student-athletes on the 2014 Gladiator by SGI/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division 3 National Academic Squad. Amongst them was freshman Brianna Kilborn, of North Brookfield. Jankins shuts down St. Peter’s JERSEY CITY, N.J. – The Quinnipiac baseball team split a doubleheader with the Saint Peter’s Peacocks Sunday afternoon, March 22 as the Bobcats picked up a shutout in the first game and the offense came alive for 10 runs at Caven Point. Thomas Jankins, of West Brookfield, pitched seven shutout innings in the first game of the doubleheader to lead the Bobcats to their first shutout of the season. Jankins (2-2) scattered five hits and struck out six batters to pick up his second win of the season. HEADING OVERSEAS BARRE - Here is a photo of the New England Ambassador team headed to Europe (Switzerland and Italy) to play the top basketball clubs during a 10-day tour in April. They are pictured with State Sen. Anne Gobi as she presents three US ﬂags that have ﬂown over the US Capitol building in Washington DC to the team. The team will present these ﬂags to the basketball representatives of the cities of Geneva, Florence and Rome where several of the com- petitions will take place. Two area players are on this team. Marco Gabrielli and Tyler Dion both from Barre. Left to right are: Noah Miree (Walpole), Colin Donovan (Westboro), Ryan McCarthy (Wachusett), Tyler Dion (Wachusett), Shawn McCarthy (Oxford), Michael Rapoza (Shepherd Hill), Joseph Saba (St. Bernard’s), Austin Boudreau (Cheverus) and Tim Prunier (Franklin). Also pictured is State Sen. Anne Gobi in the front middle. TURLEY PUBLICATIONS SUBMITTED PHOTO CHANGES I FROM PAGE 10 Tantasqua changes The beginning of the baseball and softball seasons has got off to a slow start for the Warriors as their first three games of the campaign were called off. Games against Bartlett (Friday, March 27), Uxbridge (Monday, March 30) and Southbridge (Wednesday, April 1) were all postponed. No makeup dates have been announced. The same also happened to the boys lacrosse match at Shepherd Hill on Friday, March 27 and their match at Nipmuc on Tuesday, March 31, along with the girls home match against Nipmuc on the same date. No makeup dates have been announced for any of the three contests. That happened as well for the boys and girls tennis matches against Bartlett (Friday, March 27), Uxbridge (Monday, March 30) and Southbridge (Wednesday, April 1) along with the rescheduled date for the boys mach against Bartlett on Thursday, April 2. No makeup date has been set for any of these contests. Quabbin changes A couple small changes have been made to the Panther spring schedule, as the Quabbin baseball and softball games against Gardner on Monday, April 13 have been moved. Baseball will now face Gardner on the road at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, while softball will now play a doubleheader at Quabbin on Thursday, April 23 with the first contest at 11 a.m. and the second to follow at 1 p.m. Also, the girls golf match against Notre Dame Academy has been moved from Tuesday, April 7 to Tuesday, May 19 at 3:30 p.m. Pathfinder changes The start of the Pathfinder baseball schedule has been pushed back by a week from the original schedule, while the girls have had their schedule changed by two weeks. The baseball team was supposed to have a game at Pioneer Valley Christian on Tuesday, April 7, Thursday, April 9 at home for Ware, and home for Putnam on Friday, April 10, but all three of those contests have now been rescheduled to the end of the regular season. The game at Pioneer Valley Christian is set for Tuesday, May 26 at 4 p.m., followed by the Ware game at home at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 28 and home to Putnam at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 29. The girls had two games that were postponed from the start of their season as they were scheduled to face Smith Voke on the road on Thursday, April 2 and Commerce at home on Tuesday, April 7. The Smith Voke game has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 15, while the Putnam contest is set to be their season opener at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14. North Brookfield changes As of press time, no schedule changes have been announced. McCANN I FROM PAGE 10 games last season, starting in 16 of them. She scored 200 points last year and shot near 48 percent from the field. She was a starter during her freshman year and started in 23 of 27 games, scoring 136 points. She had limited action during her sophomore year, playing in 25 games all of the bench. For her career, she finishes with 705 career points, 66 assists, and 45 steals. She also had a career 44.4 percent average from the free throw line. Overall, Western New England went 17-11 under her leadership. The team posted an 11-7 conference record and played into the CCC semifinals. After beating Eastern Nazarene, the Golden Bears were defeated by top-seeded University of New England. WNEU won a bid to play in the Eastern College Athletic Conference playoffs, and went up against Westfield State on March 4. The Golden Bears were defeated in a narrow loss 68-62. GUMULA I FROM PAGE 10 Quabbin Athletic Hall of Fame — a place Gumula is sure to end up. “That was a long time coming,” he said, “and I’m hoping that will progress over the years.” Participation numbers have dwindled a touch, Gumula explained as the biggest changes since he came on board, due to athlete specialization and the introduction of a user fee to Quabbin’s athletic programs in 2007. This past winter, the girls’ junior varsity basketball team had a total of seven players. “You don’t have kids playing multiple sports; they’re specializing in one sport versus two or three,” Gumula said. “When I started we had some very, very viable programs bursting at the seams. Toward the end of my career here, we have some teams that are struggling to field teams, but that’s across the board. When I started, we didn’t have a user fee. We do now. That’s sad that you have it, because it’s a double tax on parents whose kids want to play sports.” Gumula said that it’s hard to pick a favorite moment that he’s had as the AD on South Street. But as we’re sitting at the press table in the Kneller Athletic Center, it was only apropos that he picked the Quabbin boys’ basketball team winning the Clark in 2012. “That was my first year as president of the Clark Tournament. That was pretty special,” he said. Gumula noted that he will continue on to help the Clark Tournament board. He said that he likes to think that he “brought some professionalism and class to the job” as he looks back on the last decade-plus. “I enjoy it when people come up to me, or officials come up to me, and say they like to come up to Quabbin because we take care of them. The wins and losses are nice, but there are bigger things in the world. It’s a part of the school community I think sheds a positive light on our school,” he said. In her final game with the Golden Bears, McCann led her team with 17 points. She played 31 minutes and was 7-for-8 from the free throw line. McCann is majoring in criminal justice at WNEU. She said the experience of playing an all-star game was a lot of fun and a great way to end her college career. Gregory A. Scibelli is a sports correspondent for Turley Publications. He can be reached at [email protected] Gumula said that he wishes “continued success” to his successor. “I don’t know the candidates, I don’t know who’s out there,” he said. “That’s OK: they’ll make a choice, and I’ll work with them in any capacity that I can. Hopefully they can stir up some interest in the sports that are struggling. Maybe they’ll be able to add some sports. The bottom line is financial, and every year we battle with the budget. “I’m going to miss the people. I’m not going to miss the early mornings, the long weekends. I’m not going to miss watching the weather, because that’s a big part of this job. I will miss the coaches and the people from other schools. I’m going to be around the area and not worry. I’m looking forward to Sunday nights, because I won’t have to worry about Monday. There are no longrange plans. I guess the best thing I want to be wished upon is good health. 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RH CONSTRUCTION OFFERED best and affordable construction services, Build, Remodel, Restore, Carpentry, Masonry, Siding, Windows, Drywall, Interior & Exterior Remodeling 413-6362188 ✦ www.turley.com Instruction DON'T BE A STARVING ARTIST - learn how to teach painting with this special method to people of all ages and abilities and have your own business with a stable income. Fill the need for more art in healthcare facilities. Check it out at: www.artis4every1.com or call (508)882-3947 DRUM SET INSTRUCTOR Accepting New Students. Pro Studio w/acoustic & electric drum & hand percussion based in Hardwick. Need drum set lessons for any age or ability level in the Ware and Hardwick area? Drummer with 30 years of performance and teaching experience now accepting more students. First trial lesson is free. Professional teaching studio based locally within 10-15 miles. Call (508)867-3784 for more information. Garage Door Serv. HORSE BACK RIDING Lessons: Always wanted to learn to ride? 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(413)532-9753 www.orionfarm.net HORSESHOEING AND TRIMMING AFA certified Farrier. Available weekends also. Ken (413)668-4818. Help Wanted 3 PEOPLE NEEDED to assist manager. Reliable transportation an absolute must. To inquire about available positions please call (413)289-9733 ask for Rebecca. LINC’S PLUMBING LIC #J27222 Scheduling Replacement Heating Systems Now Call LINC’S For Your Connection (413)668-5299 Roofing ALL TYPES OF ROOFING, shingle, flat and slate. Call Local Builders (413)626-5296. Complete roofing systems and repairs. Fully licensed and insured. MA CS #102453. Lifetime warranty. Senior Discount. 24 hour service. SKY-TECH ROOFING, INC. 25 years experience. Commercial, residential. Insured. Shingles, single-ply systems. Tar/ gravel, slate repairs. 24 hour Emergency Repairs. (413)536-3279, (413)348-9568, (413)204-4841. Tree Work AAA1 - TROM’S TREE SERVICE affordable prices, tree removal, hazard tree removal, cordwood, stump grinding. We’re fully insured and workmen’s comp. for your protection. Free estimates. Mon.Sun. Call Jason. 413-283-6374. ATEKS TREE- Honest, quality tree service. From pruning to house lot clearing. Fully insured. Free estimates. Think Spring. Cut the trees before the leaves. (413)687-3220. DRIVER, SCHOOL VAN Looking for a rewarding part-time job? 4-6 hours/day. Must be good w/children & have safe driving record. Growing company! Earn $12.60/hr + bonuses. Call (978)355-2121 after 9:30 AM for application. Will train. EEO FOSTER CARE: YOU can help change someone’s life. Provide a safe home for children and teens who have been abused or neglected. Call Devereux Therapeutic Foster Care at 413734-2493. HHA’S, CNA’s, PCA’s Positions available at Professional Medical Services, Inc. Highest competitive rates & mileage. EOE. Call Jan. (413)289-9018 LOCAL HOME IMPROVEMENT Company seeks laborer/ carpenter’s helper. Must be dependable and have valid drivers’ license. Call (413)4367252. OIL TRUCK/ DUMP Truck DriverLicense needed to deliver oil. Oil burner service technician. Call (413)436-7314 to schedule an interview. Fountain & Sons Fuel Co. Housekeeping Staff Needed Searching for a clean freak! Team member needed to work housekeeping for a 5-star family camping resort in Central Massachusetts. Daily tasks include cleaning resort buildings, rental units and facilities. Approximately 30-40 hours/week with some weekend and holiday hours required. Starting immediately. www.turley.com (508) 882-9509 [email protected] www.PineAcresResort.com PART TIME: ENERGETIC, organized person. Will train. HHA, CNA or Map Cert. would be a plus. We are looking for an energetic, focused, organized person who we can Med Certify and train for direct care and some housekeeping duties. Call Nancy B. (508)612-7525 Apply (see Maureen) 9am-4pm weekdays. Brookhaven Assisted Care, 19 West Main St., West Brookfield PCA’S HHA’S, CNA’S NEEDEDfor Monson, Brimfield, Hampden, Palmer, Ware, etc. Must be dependable, have reliable transportation and verifiable work references. Please call Visiting Angels 508-764-6700. SECRETARY- RECEPTIONIST. HIGH school education with courses in office procedures and business practices; 3 years of progressively responsible office exp. and exp. in bookkeeping/ accounting; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. 29 hr/ week. Union Classification OA-2. Send resumé and letter of interest to Monson Council on Aging, 106 Main Street, Monson, MA 01057. Closing date April 17. 2015. SH FAMILY CENTER seeks PT Coordinator for planning & operation of playgroups, parent ed., family support. Details @ shfamilycenter.org MUST be rec’d by 8am April 13 STILLMAN GREENHOUSE & FARM STAND, NEW BRAINTREE, MA needs 3 temporary workers 4/1/2015 to 11/25/2015, work tools, supplies, equipment provided without cost to worker. Housing will be available without cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day. Transportation reimbursement and subsistence is provided upon completion of 15 days or 50% of the work contract. Work is guaranteed for 3/4 of the workdays during the contract period. $11.26 per hr. Applicants apply at, North Central Career Center, 25 Main St, Gardner MA 01440, 978-632-5050 or apply for the job at the nearest local office of the SWA. Job order #5261737. Diversified fruit and vegetable farm. General duties include: seeding, transplanting, writing labels for transplants, weeding, cultivating and pruning, less than 15% of the season; planting 15% of the season; harvesting, picking and packing by hand various crops such as legumes, squash, corn, berries, apples, root crops and potatoes 70% of the season. Other duties include weeding, cutting, and arranging cut-flowers, use of hand tools, setting up, operating and/or repairing farm machinery and fencing. Ability to withstand prolonged exposure to variable weather conditions; also required to bend, stoop or stand for extended periods and lift and carry 50 pounds on a frequent basis. 1 month experience required in work listed. The %'s listed are estimates. Workers may spend 0-100% of their time performing any of the activities listed. WAITSTAFF, PART TIME or full time, nights and weekends. No experience necessary. Apply in person or send resumé to [email protected] Barre Mill Restaurant, 90 Main Street, South Barre. A Turley Publication • www.turley.com I Friday, April 3, 2015 PAGE 1 4 Classifieds Buzzin’ from Town to Town Turley Publications’ Community Marketplace Real Estate REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATES 967-7355 JILL A. GRAVEL, BROKER gravelrealestate.com THINKING OF SELLING YOUR HOME THIS SPRING? LIST WITH GRAVEL REAL ESTATE ANYTIME BETWEEN APRIL 1ST AND MAY 1ST AND WE ARE GIVING AWAY TWO 2ND ROW GREEN MONSTER TICKETS FOR RED SOX/YANKEES GAME ON SUNDAY, MAY 3RD DRAWING WILL BE RANDOM FOR EACH OWNER OF SINGLE FAMILY HOME THAT HAS LISTED WITH US DURING THAT TIME! YOU ARE WELCOME TO BE PRESENT FOR DRAWING AS WELL!! *$500 VALUE* CALL JILL GRAVEL TODAY WITH ANY QUESTIONS AND TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT!!! 413-364-7353 Evenings call: NICOLE FLAMAND JAVIER STUART LORI FISHER CLAUDIO SANTORO KAYE BOOTHMAN JILL GRAVEL 413-695-2319 413-627-2700 617-620-0027 413-813-8257 413-477-6624 413-364-7353 LUDLOW- CONDO FOR sale. 2 beds, 2 baths 1,645 sq.ft. Great Meadow Crest Townhouse Condominium with Hardwood floors, white kitchen cabinetry, and spacious rooms with a covered back deck off the dining area for maximum sun exposure and peaceful enjoyment. Finished Family Room in basement, with attached 1 car garage. Close to Mass Pike and walking distance to Randall’s Farm! For more information or to view this condo call Chris Bloom 413-687-5743, Gallagher Real Estate. Real Estate TOOMEY-LOVETT 109 West St. Ware, MA 01082 ✦ www.turley.com Mobile Homes For Rent WALES RT. 19, 55 plus park, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 26’x48’, gas fireplace, air, open floor plan, mud room, walk-in closets, porch, covered deck $69,900. 413-5939961 DASAP.MHVILLAGE.COM ELDERLY HOUSING SUBSIDIZED accepting applications. If you are 62 years old or disabled and are in need of a home, a luxurious apartment awaits you at Church Street School Senior Housing Ware, MA. We offer: Studios, 1 bedroom apartments and a 2 bedroom unit all utilities included. Community Room, off street parking, laundry facilities. Security Deposit of $1087 or $1274 required for move in. For more information please contact our office at 413.233.1703. For Rent 2-STORY 2 BATHROOMS Rental. 2 bedrooms, $800.00, Duplex both sides for rent, cat and dog friendly, great area for kids. 701-509-4940 www.Century21ToomeyLovett.com 413-967-6326 800-486-2121 West Brookfield: 508-867-7064 OUR INVENTORY HAS DWINDLED LIST NOW PROPER PRICING EQUALS FAST SALES Call us toll free at 1-800-824-6548 For Rent For Rent HILLSIDE VILLAGE APARTMENTS Applications now being accepted for one, two and three bedroom apartments •Heat and hot water included •Ample Closets •Fully Applianced •Community Room •Laundry Facilities •Cats Welcome •Extra Storage •24 Hour Maintainance For Information call (413)967-7755 EHO 17 Convent Hill, Ware, MA . WARE- LARGE STUDIO apartment. Close to downtown. Electric/ propane heat. Water & sewer included. Good area. First & Security $475/ mo (413)967-7772. WARE- TWO BEDROOM, 2nd floor, downtown. Townhouse style. 1st, last $725 month plus utilities (413)967-3976. Commercial Rentals INDUSTRIAL ZONED. FOUR buildings available, 500 to 5,000 sq.ft. Breckenridge St., Palmer. Also entertain offers for sale 10 acres (413)231-3131. Vacation Rentals Call us for an accurate FREE market analysis. 413-967-6326/800-486-2121 ALL REAL ESTATE advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.” We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. HARDWICK: 3 BR, 1 BA ranch across from Ware River on 1.141 acres, man made 9 X 4 pond, 16 X 25 shed, finished basement w/office, laundry, game room, pellet stove and hot tub. $169,900 HARDWICK: 2 units, 8 total rooms, 4 BR, one car garage on each. Country setting yet close to Ware center, nice lot, propane gas heat. $189,900 MONSON: 3 BR, 2 BA ranch hardwoods throughout, painted whole interior, gleaming hardwoods, refinished cabinets, roof is 7 years old. Potential in law! $199,900 BARRE, STUDIO APT with heat and hot water. Off street parking, close to shopping. First and last. References needed. $575. 774239-3290 NEW BRAINTREE: Needs TLC. Located on 4+ acres. 4 BR, 1.5 BA. House needs attention in all aspects. $59,900 BARRE: 1 BED/ $600.1st floor. Porch, pets considered. Off street park. Garage avail for extra 50. No W/D hookup. May 1st. First, last, security. References req. (978)257-8319 WEST BROOKFIELD: 3 BR 1 BA, ranch updates: siding, windows, electric panel, KT floor, painted cabinets, granite countertops, new appliances and lighting. Walk out basement w/FP. Great starter home! $182,000 Dorrinda O’Keefe-Shea Glenn Moulton Jill Stolgitis Mary Hicks Alan Varnum Bruce Martin Joe Chenevert Michael McQueston ✦ BONDSVILLE- 1 BD Rm, offstreet parking, Laundry Rm. Call (413)436-5600. 978-434-1990 413-967-5463 413-477-8780 508-612-4794 508-867-2727 508-523-0114 508-331-9031 MONSON, 2 BR house trailer on private property. $600/ mo. (413)324-6464, (413)222-3076. FOR RENT All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status (number of children and or pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, or any intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate that is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertising in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain about discrimination call The Department of Housing and Urban Development “ HUD” toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. For the N.E. area, call HUD at 617-565-5308. The toll free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. PALMER 1BR - Quiet Secure Country Location. Locked Storage & Laundry in Basement. K/DR Combo - LR-Full Bath. Nice Layout. No Smoke/Pets. 1st/last/sec. $750.00. Breton Est. 413-283-6940 MONSON. 3 BEDROOM. Completely renovated, propane heat, lower than oil, $100 toward first fill-up. NO PETS!!! $900/ mo. F/L/S Call (413)783-0192. PALMER 2 BR. $925/ mo. 1 mi to Pike. Beautifully renovated. Offstreet parking. Utilities not included. Available March 1. (413)427-2706. WALES ELDERLY HOUSING accepting applications. If you are 62 years old and are in need of a home, an apartment awaits you at Silver Meadow, 1 Royce Lane, Wales, MA. We offer: Community Room, utilities are included, offstreet parking, laundry facilities. Subsidized apartments. For more information please contact our office at 413-967-0909. WARE- BEAUTIFUL, SUNNY 3 BR TOWNHOUSE APT. $800 plus utilities, w/d hook-up, storage. No smoking, no pets. Credit check/references (413)320-5784. WARM WEATHER IS year round in Aruba. The water is safe, and the dining is fantastic. Walk out to the beach. 3-bedroom weeks available. Sleeps 8. $3500. 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A Turley Publication • www.turley.com I Friday, April 3, 2015 FIELDS I FROM PAGE 10 trip over to Agawam High School. As was said the week before, Harmon A. Smith had been cleared of snow and the tennis courts looked good, but the baseball and softball fields showed little to no improvement. Our trips to Holyoke and Chicopee Comp gave us more reason to be hopeful, though. At Holyoke, the snow was gone from much of Mackenzie with the exception of the warning track in the outfield, which still had some ice and snow. The softball field looked to be in much better condition as the infield dirt was soft, but had no signs of snow or ice on it. A quick trip over to Rivers Park where Chicopee Comp plays its baseball games showed its fields to be in really good shape as well. Our next stop during the day was a trip to Legion Field in Palmer, which looked to be in better condition than it had the week before, but the field still had its share of snow on it. We then made the trip up Route 32 into Ware to check out how things looked over at Memorial Field. While the snow had melted quite a bit from the previous visit, there was still a solid layer that was covering the field. We then made our trip up further north to two areas that were in far worse shape than any of the other fields that we had visited — Quaboag and Quabbin. Those two areas were hit harder by snow than most communities in Western Massachusetts were and it still shows on the fields at both schools with a considerable amount remaining on both schools baseball and softball diamonds, but the one advantage that Quaboag has is that the snow has been gone from its tennis courts for some time now. As the rain picked up in intensity last Thursday, the trip concluded with our last two stops of the day - Belchertown and Ludlow. The baseball field at Belchertown High School was definitely hit and miss as there was some grass showing around the pitcher’s mound and near two of the bases, but from home plate to first base, that area still was encased in ice. Whitney Field in Ludlow was waterlogged by the PA G E 1 5 time we got over there on Thursday afternoon and there was still a layer of snow on parts of the field, but overall the conditions looked to be an improvement over the previous week. Just a reminder of cutoff dates for regular season contests: Boys volleyball will now have a cutoff date of May 25, followed by boys and girls lacrosse, golf and boys and girls track and field on May 28, baseball and softball on May 31 and boys and girls team tennis on June 1. The cutoff for individual tennis was moved to May 11. The tournament seeding dates for team tennis, individual tennis, boys and girls lacrosse, boys volleyball, baseball and softball will take place the day after the new cutoff date. Here is to hoping that we will have better news to report next week. Dave Forbes is the sports editor for Turley Publications. He can be reached at [email protected] or by calling 413-283-8393 ext. 237. REALTOR CONNECTION Dorrinda O’Keefe-Shea REALTOR® Brendan Fullam BUYERS AGENT Toomey-Lovett, Inc. 270 Main Street Spencer, Massachusetts 01562 109 West Street Ware, Massachusetts 01082 Direct: 978-434-1990 Ofﬁce: 508-885-3443 Email: [email protected] Website: www.DorrindaSellsHomes.com Each Ofﬁce Independently Owned and Operated REALTOR ® REALTOR ® 51 W. Old Sturbridge Road Brimﬁeld, MA 01010 ofﬁce: 413-245-1062 cell: 631-807-2923 Producer 2012 & 2014 [email protected] www.sullivanandcompanyrealestate.com NATHAN STEWART Stewart & Stewart Your Neighborhood Realtor Local. Knowledgeable. Experienced. LISA BOUDREAU Licensed in MA & CT (774) 200-7400 135 Main Street Sturbridge, MA 01566 [email protected] www.BoudreauHomes.com Deborah Deschamps, Realtor Certiﬁed Relocation Specialist Listing and Selling Representattive USAA MoversAdvantage Agent National Premium Service Award Winner Multi-Million Dollar Agent www.deborahsellshouses.com [email protected] Cell/Text: 413.387.8608 [email protected] www.StewartandStewartHomes.com www.StewartsDreamHomes.com Cell: 413-530-8356 Ofﬁce: 413-596-6711 Fax: 413-279-9110 15 Weekly Community Newspapers Reaching 50 communities every week! 2040 Boston Road Suite 16 Wilbraham, MA 01095 PAGE 1 6 A Turley Publication • www.turley.com I Friday, April 3, 2015 North Brookﬁeld BOS Notebook -NORTH BROOKFIELDBy Jennifer Robert Quaboag Current Reporter Board endorses Eagle project Several months ago Chris Tilotson, Boy Scout in North Brookfield Troop 238, submitted a project proposal to the North Brookfield Board of Selectmen. Working towards his Eagle rank, Tilotson is required to initiate and complete a significant project that will have a long-lasting beneficial impact on his community. Tilotson’s proposal is for a fishing dock to provide handicapped accessibility at a local pond. The board of selectmen said that Tilotson had some preliminary conversation with the building inspector and that things seem to be look- Family events upcoming ing as though they are on the right track. “We have read about this proposal, talked about it, and we would like to help him in any way we can,” Chairman of the select board Robert Smith said. “We want to endorse his project and show that the town supports it, as a beneficiary of the project.” Smith added that in order to complete the project Tilotson will have to raise a significant amount of money and he hopes to see the community support the project. Pole hearing gains approval of board Kelly Ann Condon, a Verizon representative, approached the board at last Tuesday night’s meeting to seek approval for the installation of a new pole, jointly owned by Verizon and National Grid, on Waite Corner Road across from current pole 60-17-50. “There are some very old, rotted poles there and one pole is supported by guy lines that go across the streets and through the trees,” she said. “We want to put a new pole in to take those wires out of the trees and support the [existing] pole.” The board originally thought that the hearing was a request for pole placement but Condon clarified that it will be a brand new installation, specifically for the purpose of getting the wires secured in a better fashion. The new pole will be installed directly across from the current pole and will have no service lines on it. The board unanimously approved the request for the new pole. Tribute brunch for Cong. Richard Neal Smola announces funds to help communities ﬁx potholes BOSTON – State Representative Todd M. Smola (R-Warren) is pleased to announce that towns in the 1st Hampden District have been awarded funds through the Winter Recovery Assistance Program to help finance road repairs. Brimfield: $42,680. Holland: $23,685. Palmer: $73,197. Sturbridge: $64,922. Wales: $16,157. Ware: $65,662. Warren: $43,623. “Tough winter weather has taken its toll on roads and municipal budgets throughout the state,” Smola said. “This additional assistance will help alleviate some of the strain that our communities have endured financially in recent months.” In total, $30 million has been allocated for the Winter Recovery Assistance Program. This funding comes from the existing fiscal 2015 bond authorization for the Department of Transportation. According to MassDOT, cities and towns can seek reimbursement on expenditures related to patching potholes, pavement cracking, surface defects, paving projects; repair or replacement of damaged signs, guardrail, storm drains, and line striping. STURBRIDGE - The Sturbridge Democratic Town Committee will be holding a brunch Sunday, April 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Publick House to honor the 25 years of service Congressman Richard Neal had made to the region and the commonwealth. The brunch will feature Neal along with Central Mass. politicians and local leaders. Tickets are $35 for adults and $32 for seniors/students. A portion of the proceeds will be going scholarships for Tantasqua seniors. Tickets will be sold at the door. 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Black Lager or Extra Stout 12pk bottles Shipyard all varieties 12pk bottles $22.99 + Dep. $22.99 + Dep. $10.99 + Dep. $17.99 + Dep. $10.99 + Dep. $17.99 + Dep. $12.99 + Dep. $12.99 + Dep. 207 Swansea Mall Drive, Exit 3 off Rte. 195, Rte. 118, Swansea, MA Fax your order to 508.672.6600 or call 508.672.8400 Store Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm, Fri & Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 10am-6pm LEICESTER - Second Chance Animal Shelter’s Golf Tournament will be held at the Leicester Country Club, 1430 Main Street, Leicester, Saturday, July 18. Tee off is at 7:30 a.m. and the format is 18 holes using scramble format with foursomes. Tickets are $90 for golf and lunch, including an 18 hole round of golf, delicious meal, cart, and goodie bag; there is a limit of 144 of these tickets. Tickets for lunch only—steak dinner or a vegetarian meal—are $35; there is a limit of 75 of these tickets. Other activities at this event include a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, mulligans, raffles, and other contests. For tickets, go to the shelter’s website at www. secondchanceanimals.org or call the shelter at 508-8675525. Tickets are limited. Prices Effective Through April 5TH WITH OUR LOW PRICES Bolla all varietals 1.5 liter (after $3.00 Mail-in-Rebate) Bota Box all varietals 3 liter (after $3.00 Mail-in-Rebate) Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Clos du Bois Chardonnay Second Chance Animal Shelter’s Golf Tournament Only the Attleboro Store will be open 10am 6pm Easter Sunday for your convenience! CELEBRATE EASTER WINE BROOKFIELDS - The Spencer, Leicester, North & East Brookfield Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant will host several upcoming events. A Family Fitness Night will be held Thursday, April 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the North Brookfield Elementary School. There will be a Story Walk (Eating the Alphabet) from 6 to 6:30 p.m. and then Family Fitness and Fun in the gym from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Wear sneakers and comfortable clothes. Free healthy snacks, healthy lifestyle resources and activities will be available. Appropriate for families with children ages preschool to age 8. Registration not required, but helpful. Please e-mail [email protected] with family name, and number of adults and children attending. Made With Dad, an opportunity to build a bat conservation box, will be held Saturday, April 18 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Howe Lumber Showroom, 225 West Main St. East Brookfield. Space is limited. Register for a time slot at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. Call 508885-2934 or e-mail [email protected] Bring Your Grandchild to Lunch will be held Thursday, April 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at East Brookfield Baptist Church, 262 East Main St., East Brookfield. Free healthy lunch provided, along with music, stories and crafts. Free resources and information for grandparents. Pre-registration required by Friday, April 17 by calling 508-885-2934 or e-mailing [email protected] Store Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm, Fri & Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 10am-6pm Apothic Red or White Franciscan Cabernet Louis Martini Sonoma Cabernet (after $36.00 Mail-in-Rebate) Simi Chardonnay (after $36.00 Mail-in-Rebate) Sterling Vintners Chardonnay or Meritage Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc Decoy by Duckhorn all varietals Santa Cristina Rosso Santa Rita Medalla Cabernet 7 Deadly Zins Unless otherwise LaMarca Proseccospecified, all wines are 750ml. 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