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Athol, Mass., Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Athol eyeing $22,608,823 budget for FY17
ADN Staff Reporter
Making a Pledge
ATHOL — The Finance
and Warrant Advisory Committee on Tuesday continued
its review of Town Manager
Shaun Suhoski’s proposed
fiscal year 2017 town operating budget. No votes were
The operating budget is
balanced at $18,936,562,
which includes assessments
for the Athol-Royalston Regional School District and
Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School
District. This amount does
not include the water, sewer and transfer station enterprise budgets totaling
$3,053,733. The enterprise
funds are self-funded. Also
not included in the operating budget bottom line are
the capital improvement recommendations which total
BULLYING PREVENTION PLEDGE — Pictured are the third and fourth grade classes at Pleasant Street
School. On March 21, they completed their Steps to Respect training, by taking the Athol-Royalston Regional School District Bullying Prevention Pledge. The pledge and the district Bullying Prevention and
Intervention Plan was updated on Sept. 1, 2015, and can be found on the school district’s website at www.
arrsd.org The Steps to Respect curriculum is taught by classroom teachers and Rachel Schwab, guidance
counselor, to all third and fourth grade classes. Students learn friendship skills, calm down skills, the
definition of bullying, the difference between tattling and when to tell and report concerns to teachers and
staff, what cyberbullying is, and how to be active, positive and assertive bystanders. The Steps to Respect
curriculum, and the pledge fulfill requirements listed in the Massachusetts General Laws, Chap. 71, Sec.
37O about bullying and cyberbullying. In addition to their pledge certificate, the students received silicone
“Band against bullying. Stand up. Speak out.” bracelets, funded by the Pleasant Street School PTO, and
bookmarks from the PACER National Bullying Prevention Center.
School photo
Salaries cut, sports spared in Mahar FY17 budget
ADN Staff Reporter
ORANGE — The Mahar
School Committee gave the
go-ahead on a budget Tuesday night that sees significant
cuts made in order to make
up a $200,000 increase originally proposed last month.
The budget approved by the
school committee this week
represents a zero percent
increase, setting the gross
FY17 budget at $12,290,711. Before the public hearing on the budget, educator Maggie Lawless spoke
on behalf of the Teachers
Association. Lawless noted that she is not a part of
the executive group of the
teacher’s union anymore but
as she was the only one present from the association she
agreed to give a statement
on the president’s behalf.
“The staff is more than
stressed over what is happening with the budget,”
Lawless said, noting that
the budget has not changed
in the past eight years. She
added that the staff is cognizant of the stress the Mahar
budget puts on the town’s
residents. However, “There
has been a lot of stress on
“The staff is more than stressed over
what is happening with the budget.”
-Maggie Lawless
the younger teachers not
knowing if they have a job or
not. If anyone here has ever
been pink-slipped you know
how that feels.”
Among the significant
cuts made to the budget is
$137,405 being cut from
classroom teacher salaries.
Superintendent Tari Thomas
had previously mentioned
possibly cutting four teaching positions. Committee
chair Peter Cross asked
Thomas if she had an update
on that, to which Thomas
said she did not. Thomas opened her portion of the hearing with a
slide show presentation
dedicated to significant drivers of the budget. However,
it took eight slides before
she actually got to the bud-
get itself. Instead, Thomas
focused the first half of the
presentation on topics like
student achievement, standardized testing scores, virtual high school enrollment,
and how dedicated the staff
is to student achievement.
Most of the positive aspects
listed she attributed to the
work of the school committee. District
of finance Dan Haynes remarked that with 41 fewer
students enrolled in Mahar
next year, the goal was to
“right-size” the budget with
the goal being a level-funded
budget that is both fair to the
community and the school.
Significant drivers of the
budget, explained Thomas,
are divided into internal and
external factors. Internal
drivers are an eight percent
increase in medical benefits
costs, contracted increases
for union salaries, which
have not yet been negotiated; the increase in special
education costs, the capital
planning program, one-toone technology needs, and
professional development.
External budget drivers include the lack of timely and
from the state, the Mahar
Dam repair, local and state
economic issues, uncertainty
over the state’s transportation reimbursement, and
increases in the state’s unfunded mandates. Along with the cut to classroom teacher salaries there
is also a $41,001 cut to business office salaries, $17,845
cut from information and
tech salaries, and $23,483
cut from custodians’ salaries. Academic cuts include
$1,728 from Mathematics,
Mahar Page 5
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UNDER CONSTRUCTION — With the beginnings of the foundation in
place, the new Starbucks outlet at North Quabbin Commons on Templeton
Road in Athol is under construction. The coffeehouse will open later this
Photo by Brian Gelinas
Athol Page 5
Contested ‘meaningless’
petition on town meeting
warrant in Warwick
ADN Staff Reporter
WARWICK — Among the
28 articles on the town meeting warrant is one submitted by citizen petition which
town counsel has warned is
“meaningless” and a “pulpit
Article 24 asks to adopt
the petition signed by 13 residents which states that the
town and its governing entities, committees, et cetera,
“shall not create, enact, and/
or enforce any law, rule, ordinance, act, decree, action
or otherwise that violates the
Commonwealth of Massa-
chusetts’s Constitution and/
or the United States Constitution.
Further, no such law, rule,
ordinance, act, decree, action
or otherwise shall be created
that would further diminish,
modify or ‘enhance’ any rule
that would violate the fundamental and constitutional
rights of the town’s citizens.”
At a selectboard meeting
Monday night, retired town
moderator Miryam Williamson asked for a clarification
as to the meaning of the
petition, which would de-
Warwick Page 5
Erving administrative
coordinator search
narrowed to 3 finalists
ADN Correspondent
ERVING — Selectman
Jake Smith began the selectmen’s meeting by announcing the names of the
three finalists for the position of administrative coordinator for the town. Smith,
who was chair of the search
committee, first thanked
the committee for their
time and effort and overall
rated the experience working with the Collins Center
as very positive. The candidates are Bryan Smith from
Greenfield, Sheila Dibb
from Rutland and Steven
Boudreau from Barre. The
next step is to set up interviews with the candidates
and selectmen which will be
open to the public. After some discussion
on time, place and format,
it was tentatively decided
to schedule interviews for
Saturday, April 30, at the
Erving Senior/Community
Center from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. The meeting would
be posted by Wednesday
(48 hours notice) providing
all three candidates could
Erving Page 5
Effort to bring broadband
to Petersham continues
ADN Staff Reporter
$308,528, and an additional
$310,000 in transfers from
the water and sewer retained
earnings accounts for related
water and sewer system improvements.
Those amounts combine
for a overall FY17 budget of
In discussing the budget, Suhoski noted the base
salary for new chief of police Russell Kleber will be
$102,500, which is roughly
$10,000 less than what current chief Timothy Anderson would have received if
not retiring.
Of that $10,000, Suhoski is
considering allotting $2,500
to the police department’s
chief’s meetings expense line
item, as Kleber has indicated
he would like to attend certain conferences throughout
the year.
PETERSHAM — Members of the broadband committee, as well as Chris Lynch
of Matrix Designs and Bob
Martin of the Hardwick
broadband committee, met
with the selectboard to discuss the current status of the
committee’s efforts to bring
broadband internet to the
Committee chair Chip
Bull said that there has been
a hold on all Massachusetts
Broadband Institute funding since January that was
put in place by Gov. Charlie
Baker’s office. Eric Nakajima, the previous executive
director of MBI, had given
Bull the impression that the
town’s project with Matrix
Designs installing a network
would be quickly approved
and funding would have already been released by now
so work could begin on the
make-ready work before the
network is installed. The agreement between
Matrix Designs and the town
has been going through the
process of legal vetting with
the town’s legal counsel and
Matrix’s lawyers and should
Petersham Page 5
Friday, April 29th
Mahar Dining Hall
5:30-7:00 p.m.
All You Can Eat
Adults $6.00
Children $2.00
Page 2 ATHOL DAILY NEWS Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Obituaries & Services
Dr. Wayne E. Miller
Wayne E. Miller,
J.D., 82, lover of
Zane Grey Western novels, pilot of small
planes and gardener extraordinaire with his bonsai
tree garden, passed away on
April 25, 2016.
Wayne was born in Trevorton, Pa. He was active in
sports and lettered in both
basketball and baseball before he graduated valedictorian from Trevorton High
School. His next phase took
him to Susquehanna University where he lettered in
baseball before graduating
magna cum laude. As if that
wasn’t enough, he successfully graduated from Temple
University Medical School,
Philadelphia, Pa. Enough
education and ball playing
for now, Wayne was ready
to get out of Dodge — well,
Trevorton — and make his
mark on the world. Wayne
enlisted as a captain in the
Army and was stationed (literally) halfway across the
world in Okinawa, Japan.
Moving back to the states,
he decided that a quaint
little New England town
was a good fit for his skills
and raising his children. It
was normal to see Wayne
jogging the streets at 5 a.m.
and making house calls on
Saturday morning. He religiously ate at Whit’s Diner
and even showed up at their
closing event in a tux! And
at the spur of the moment,
he was known to take a
small airplane out for a spin.
In 1981, Wayne decided he
hadn’t had enough of school
so he went to law school,
graduated from Western
New England School of Law
and passed the bar. Why,
you ask? “Because I wanted
to,” he would reply.
For 47 years, he practiced
medicine and loved every
minute of it. He also loved
to golf, but then again, what
doctor didn’t? He was active
in his community via the Orange Board of Health, vice
president of Massachusetts
Academy of Family Practice, Athol selectman for
four terms, a coach for the
Orange Recreation Association, a member of the Airport Commission, and an
active member of Orange
United Methodist Church.
Wayne is survived by his
wife, Edith Miller; Jonathan
Miller of Baltimore, Md.,
Dr. Jeffrey Miller of Los
Angeles Calif., Ann (Miller) Bromery of Baltimore,
Md., stepson David Thorpe;
and Grace Bromery of Baltimore, Md., Rebecca (Miller) Chandler of Athol; stepgrandson Jeremy Thorpe;
Karma-Lita Rose Chandler
of Athol.
Services for Dr. Miller
will be held on Sunday, May
1, at 11 a.m, at the Orange
United Methodist Church,
104 South Main St., Orange,
with Rev. Judy Jones officiating.
A celebration of life will
follow at the King Phillip
Restaurant, Route 2A, Phillipston.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the
Orange United Methodist
Church, 104 South Main St.,
Orange, MA 01364.
Witty’s Funeral Home,
158 South Main St., Orange,
is directing the arrangements.
You may offer your sympathy online at www.wittyfuneralhome.com.
Meetings Reminder
Wednesday, April 27
Zoning Board of Appeals,
7 p.m., Room 21 of the town
Library Trustees, 6:30 p.m.,
Moore-Leland Library.
Board of Health, 5 p.m.,
town annex.
Thursday, April 28
Shade Tree Commission,
6:30 p.m., library room at the
town hall.
Capital Improvement Committee, 6:30 p.m., town hall.
Selectboard and Conservation Commission (ConCom
complaint), 7 p.m., town hall.
Planning Board, 7 p.m.,
town office building.
Historic District Commission (public hearing), 7 p.m.,
lower town hall.
Historic District Commission (regular meeting), 8 p.m.,
lower town hall.
Cable Advisory Committee,
7 p.m., town hall.
Agriculture Commission, 7
p.m., town hall.
Worcester Regional Transit
Authority Advisory Board, 8:30
a.m., 60 Foster St. Worcester.
Hi-Lo Oil, Inc.
Rte. 202 South, Winchendon
50 Gallon
Deliveries Available
(978) 297-4456
Whipps Lee
attends ‘Step
Up for Kids’
BOSTON — Rep. Susannah Whipps Lee (R-Athol)
recently attended “Step Up
for Kids,” a State House event
held by the Children’s Trust
to highlight the effectiveness
of family support programs
in preventing child abuse and
neglect. Lieutenant Governor
Karyn Polito joined to declare
April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.
The event featured a display
of 772 pairs of children’s shoes
covering the Grand Staircase
of the State House to represent the average number of
children with confirmed cases
of abuse or neglect each week
in Massachusetts. The Two Ten Foundation,
in association with their footwear partners BCNY International, Clarks Americas,
Crocs, Khombu, and New
Balance, are proud sponsors
of “Step Up for Kids” and
donated the shoes. The shoes
were distributed to families
in the Children’s Trust’s programs.
The Children’s Trust supports programs that partner
with families in Athol district
and all across the state. For
more information, visit www.
childrenstrustma.org. Meeting
ROYALSTON — The selectboard will meet Tuesday,
May 3, at 7 p.m., at the town
hall, with the following agenda:
Department head reports.
Old business — DSL and
computer problems; continuation of fiscal year 2017 budgets.
New business — Creation
of annual town meeting calendar; discussion of possible review of general bylaws; signing
of D.A.R.E. letters; appointments to Building Committee
and Agriculture Commission.
Any other item(s) not reasonably anticipated 48 hours
prior to the meeting.
Signing of treasury warrants.
‘STEP UP FOR KIDS’ — State Rep. Susannah Whipps Lee (R-Athol) recently
attended “Step Up for Kids,” a State House event held by the Children’s Trust to
highlight the effectiveness of family support programs in preventing child abuse
and neglect. Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito joined to declare April as Child
Abuse Prevention Month. Pictured, from left, are Representative Paul Schmid,
D-Westport; Representative Michael Day, D-Stoneham; Second Assistant Minority Leader Elizabeth Poirier R-North Attleborough; Representative Danielle
Gregoire, D-Marlborough; Suzin Bartley, Executive Director of the Children’s
Trust; and Whipps Lee. Murder mystery
dinner May 7
National forecast
Forecast highs for Thursday, April 28
“The Numb and the Breathless,” a murder mystery dinner, will be held Saturday,
May 7, at the Baldwinville
American Legion, at 3 Central St., with the doors opening
at 5:30 p.m., and dinner beginning promptly at 6.
As part of the whodunit,
attendees will find out what
happens on the set of the popular soap opera “The Numb
and the Breathless” when
they start production of “The
Killer Script.” The dinner is
an opportunity to celebrate
Mother’s Day with food, fun
and family.
Tickets are $40, and those
interested in attending can reserve a table for eight for $300.
For tickets, call Chris at 978410-5204, Gail at 978-939-8519
or Kath-e at 978-618-4984;
or email [email protected]
gmail.com. Tickets can also
be purchased online at www.
The program is sponsored
by Friends of the Templeton
Elders to benefit the Templeton Senior Community Center. It is presented by The
Comical Mystery Tour, with
the chicken dinner catered by
McNally’s Grille and Pub.
Field Reclaiming, Skid Steer,
and Compact Exc., Brush Hogging
Tree Clearing for Solar!
Serving The North Quabbin Area 978-544-7452
ports female party attempting to force her way into
caller’s residence, Cottage
Street. Both subjects advised
to keep the peace and stay
away from each other.
3:03 p.m. - Caller reports
she is not being allowed to
get her personal belongings
at her former residence, Lake
Street. States she lived there
for a period of one month.
Requested to speak to officer. Officer spoke to caller
and home owner. Caller alleging home owner would not
allow her to get her clothing.
Home owner to be on scene
in a few hours so caller could
get clothing.
3:54 p.m. - Caller requests
to speak to officer about her
electricity being turned off,
Cottage Street. Related to
earlier call regarding female
attempting to force her way
into residence. At 4:48, party called to report electricity
was still not turned on. Officer en route. Spoke to both
subjects. Electricity turned
back on. Advised to handle
payment issues in court.
4:01 p.m. - Caller requests
to speak to officer about her
former tenant picking up his
things on a day that works for
both subjects, Unity Avenue.
Spoke to both parties. Subject to call police on Friday
after 3 p.m. to make arrangements to pick up some items.
5:07 p.m. - 911 mis-dial,
Green Street. On call back,
male party confirmed it was
accidental. Spoke to party;
confirmed same.
5:44 p.m. - 911 caller requests ambulance for female
who was pushed down stairs,
Cottage Street. Assisted
AFD. No evidence of assault
and battery. Party taken to
AH and advised of simple assault and battery procedure
at Orange District Court.
6:10 p.m. - Subject to station to turn in license found.
In-house number for owner
no longer in service. Placed
in lost and found.
6:16 p.m. - Caller reports
party with a dog is yelling at
him, Leonard Street. States
dog chased his kids and
dog’s owner did not have it
on a leash. Dog no longer
loose upon officer’s arrival.
Owner stated dog did run out
of the house but was now
back inside. Owner told to
keep dog under control or a
ticket would be issued.
7:04 p.m. - Caller reports
red car pulled up to vacant
house and male party wearing a blue sweatshirt is putting items into the car, Prospect Street. Received earlier
call from anonymous party
claiming he saw similar vehicle near Ocean State Job Lot.
At 7:06, party called and stated vehicle was now headed
toward Hapgood Street. Area
checked; no contact.
7:25 p.m. - 911 caller requests ambulance for his
mother who is about to have
a seizure, Cottage Street. Assisted AFD. Party taken to AH
in personal vehicle.
8:16 p.m. - Officer out at
beach at Silver Lake Park
Spoke to driver and sent on
9:38 p.m. - Traffic stop,
Daniel Shays Highway and
Patrick Avenue. Verbal warning for speeding.
9:38 p.m. - Caller reports
suspicious male party in red
sweatshirt walking around in
parking lot, Main Street. Subject waiting for ride.
9:46 p.m. - 911 caller requests ambulance for her
mother who doesn’t feel well,
Pleasant Street. Assisted
9:52 p.m. - Traffic stop,
Daniel Shays Highway. Verbal
warning for speeding.
10:01 p.m. - Traffic stop,
Daniel Shays Highway.
10:21 p.m. - Walk-in reports two male subjects were
on roof yelling and threatening her, Main Street. When
asked when this happened,
she became upset and stated
police were not being helpful
and left. Walk-in and male
party she had come in with
were arguing over the sequence of events and every
detail of what was reported.
Officer advised.
Today, April 27
12:58 a.m. - House check,
Myrtle Street.
1:06 a.m. - House check,
Partridgeville Road.
1:59 a.m. - House check,
Batchelder Road.
2:11 a.m. - House check,
Liberty Street.
2:29 a.m. - House check,
Franklin Street.
4:56 a.m. - House check,
Pinedale Avenue.
Pt. Cloudy
20s 30s 40s
50s 60s
Warm Stationary
90s 100s 110s
Thunderstorms In The South And Mid-Atlantic
As a low pressure system moves into the Great Lakes region,
showers and thunderstorms will be possible along the cold front in
the Southeast. Rain and snow will be possible over the Rockies
and the Great Basin regions.
Weather Underground • AP
AREA — Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 25. West
wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 58. Calm wind becoming northwest
around 6 mph in the morning. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy,
with a low around 33. Light northeast wind. Friday: Mostly
sunny, with a high near 59. Northeast wind around 5 mph
becoming southeast in the afternoon. Friday Night: Partly
cloudy, with a low around 34. Saturday: Mostly sunny, with
a high near 63. Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low
around 37. Sunday: A chance of showers after 11am. Partly
sunny, with a high near 62. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low
around 39. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Almanac - Sun rose 5:47. Sun sets 7:45. Length of day 13
hours, 58 minutes. New moon, May 6. Full moon, May 21.
Athol Police Log
Tuesday, April 26
11:10 a.m. - Athol Hospital requested assistance
with Section 12 patient who
left hospital and was running
down Main Street toward
downtown. Located party
and took him back to AH.
12:14 p.m. - Caller requests
to speak to officer about her
child who is visiting his father
in Massachusetts but resides
with her in New Hampshire.
States child is refusing to return to New Hampshire. Caller was advised to determine
if her son was going to return
home and, once she had that
information, to go to a New
Hampshire court and seek a
“Child In Need Of Services”
(CHINS) on child.
12:32 p.m. - Subject to station with shotguns needing to
be disposed of.
12:36 p.m. - 911 caller
requests ambulance due
to trouble breathing, Shore
Drive. Assisted Athol Fire Department.
1:06 p.m. - Walk-in requested to speak to officer
about a scam. States she
sent a copy of her license to
people she believes are trying
to scam her. Advised to report issue to bank and check
her credit report. At this time,
no crime has taken place.
1:11 p.m. - 911 mis-dial,
Main Street.
2:36 p.m. - Follow-up, Exchange Street.
2:47 p.m. - Caller from AH
reports cat bite that took
place at Petersham Road location.
2:49 p.m. - 911 caller re-
Mass. Lottery Results
Drawn Tuesday, April 26, 2016
The Numbers Game, Mid-day:
The Numbers Game, Night:
Exact Order
All 4 digits
1st or last 3
Any 2 digits
Any 1 digit
Any Order
All 4 digits
1st 3 digits
Last 3 digits
Exact Order
All 4 digits
1st or last 3
Any 2 digits
Any 1 digit
Any Order
All 4 digits
1st 3 digits
Last 3 digits
Saturday, April 23
8-12-24-26-33-43; STD-4
$1,236,074, no winner
Wednesday, April 20
4-9-12-33-46-48; STD-9
$1,136,549, no winner
Tuesday, April 26
14-16-17-28-48; MB-2
no winner
Friday, April 22
2-19-21-42-60; MB-13
no winner
Monday, April 25
2-6-13-26-32; LB-18,
no winner
Thursday, April 21
2-10-16-34-35; LB-13,
no winner
Tuesday, April 26
2-4-13-16-28, two winners
(Abington, Worcester)
Monday, April 25
1-4-6-8-10, six winners
(Attleboro, No. Billerica, SomerSaturday, April 23
19-35-46-59-62; PB-13
ville (2), Woburn, Worcester)
Sunday, April 24
no winner
Wednesday, April 20
no winner
12-25-30-52-62; PB-8,
Saturday, April 23
9-14-20-27-35, one winner
no winner
Friday, April 22
Other Regional Results
7-11-16-29-34, nine winners
(Boston (9))
Saturday, April 23
Thursday, April 21
3-6-12-35-39; MB-2
Wednesday, April 20
no winner
14-18-26-35-37; MB-3
School Van Drivers Wanted
Now hiring van drivers throughout
Massachusetts. No experience needed,
will train. Starting at $13/hr. Keep the
van at home. Additional bonuses may
apply to include 7D license bonus.
M-F day time split shifts.
Call for an application after 9am
(978) 355-2121
ATHOL DAILY NEWS Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Page 3
Obituaries & Services
Helen A. DePasquale
ORANGE — Helen Angelica DePasquale passed
away at Quabbin Valley
Healthcare in Athol on
March 11, 2016. She was born in New York
City on Jan. 1, 1920. She
was preceded in death by
her parents from Italy, her
former husband Joseph,
her loving son Robert, her
sister Yolanda and brother
Joseph. Her daughter Sylvia
Pascal lives in San Francisco. Son Kenneth Pascal lives
in Houston with his wife
Sandra, and Helen’s three
Kristina and Christopher.
Her dear friend of 30 years,
Mary McBride, resides in
The life challenge she accepted as a single parent
since 1951 was to provide
a safe shelter and food on
the table for her children
(then aged 1, 2 and 3) who
were raised as Catholics.
For a better life, she moved
us from a Stanton Street
tenement to the projects in
Manhattan, then upstate to
Burlingham, back to Brooklyn, to Bloomingburg and
then to Middletown, N.Y.,
where she eventually was
able to purchase a home of
her own. Through a combination of child support, jobs
as a typist and a telephone
operator, the family was
able to move to a house on a
summit in Orange, in 1971.
She loved this small town
and made Orange her home
for 45 years. She never
drove or flew.
Her early dreams were to
be a singer or writer, and
she did some of both. Helen
DePasquale was beautiful,
highly intelligent, a deep
thinker, a lightning fast
typist, and able to bravely
navigate systems to get what
the family needed. She held
clearly progressive social
values, and had a tremendous heart for animals who
could not fend for themselves. She was a lifelong
advocate for cats and dogs,
anti-vivisection, and animal
shelters who donated every
spare cent for animal rescue
and humane treatment.
An avid reader, her love
of books was communicated to Sylvia who earned
a master’s degree in library
science from the University of California, Berkeley
and Kenneth who finished
a Ph.D. in education at
UCLA. Throughout her
life, she created opportunities for her children, kept to
her quiet, thrifty ways, asked
for little, and gave what she
had to animal causes until
the last. With great empathy
for their pain, suffering and
dependency, she was always
figuring out how to do more
for mistreated animals.
Her son thanks the many
professionals at Quabbin
Valley Healthcare for years
of caring service. She will
be remembered at a May 2
mass at St. Anne Catholic
Church, Houston.
Witty’s Funeral Home,
158 South Main St., Orange,
is directing the arrangements.
David J. Coolidge
David J. Coolidge,
77, of Orange, died
peacefully at home
Saturday, April 16, 2016.
Mr. Coolidge leaves his
wife Dimoral “Modie,” five
children, Monica, Lorraine,
Tammy, Wayne and Darlene; eight grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren.
He was a captain in the
U.S. Army in which he
proudly served his country
during the Vietnam War. He
had worked at Raytheon
and the Levitt Machine
‘Spring Awakening’ continues this weekend in Orange
ORANGE — “Spring
Awakening,” a musical play
about the lives of teenagers
and performed by Arena
Civic Theatre, continues
this weekend at the Ruth
B. Smith Auditorium at the
Orange Town Hall, 6 Prospect St.
Based on the 1891 German play by Frank Wedekind, “Spring Awakening”
explores and exposes the
challenges of adolescence
through new music by Duncan Sheik and book by Steven Sater. A group of young
friends who have grown up
together in a small town turn
to one another with questions and curiosity about
their feelings, thoughts,
fears and desires. Melchior has the advantage of information, allowed
by his more liberal parents
to read beyond the subjects
taught in school. He tries to
help his friend Moritz, who
is so deeply troubled by his
sexual thoughts and dreams
that he is unable to concentrate on his studies. Meanwhile, Wendla struggles to
get answers from her mother about “how it happens”
when she learns her sister
has given birth for the second time. As the play unfolds, we
see the awakening of these
young people as they put together the pieces of things
they have only heard whispers about in a society where
free thought is shamed and
rocked Broadway in 2006,
with a unique style and
score, as well as a cast of
highly talented young actors led by Lea Michele
and Jonathan Groff. The
production won eight Tony
Awards, four Drama Desk
Awards, and a Grammy for
the original cast recording. A 2015 revival by Deaf
Company for several years.
Funeral services will be
private and there will be no
visiting hours.
Witty’s Funeral Home,
158 South Main St., Orange,
is directing the arrangeTuesday, April 26
8:45 a.m. - Party reports
You may offer your sym- someone
pathy online at www.witty- out of owl planter in front
of Trailhead the previous
night; flowers were yellow
pansies, South Main Street.
Report taken. 12:20 p.m. - Emergency
restraining order (209A)
North Main Street. 12:48 p.m. - At conclusion of investigation, criminal complaint filed with
Orange District Court for
unlawful wiretapping.
1 p.m. - Medical emerTwo customers entering gency, Summit Street. 1:20 p.m. - Orange Fire
the building at the time were
responding to
pinned underneath the vehicle. Fire Capt. Brian Fogg large outside fire, Dexter
Street. Found to be permitsays the victims were treated ted fire. for minor injuries at South
2:45 p.m. - Party from
Shore Hospital.
business would like to
Owner Michael Cocomazzi speak to officer about sussays the crash happened picious female, East Main
when the driver attempted to Street. Officer spoke with
avoid a collision outside the female who requested to be
transported to hospital for
D’Ann’s was closed for psychiatric evaluation. She
also trespassed from
several hours as investigators was
the business. assessed the damage, but has
2:50 p.m. - Town adsince reopened.
ministrator’s office reports
Warrant arrest
ORANGE — On Tuesday night at 11:28, Joshua
R. Sawyer, 26, of Greenfield, was arrested on a
warrant following a traffic
stop on South Main Street
for defective equipment
(loud exhaust).
A warning was issued for
the loud exhaust. ORANGE
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West Theatre brought the
concept of challenges in
teens and adults to a whole
new level, with a cast of both
deaf and hearing actors and
choreography that incorporated American Sign Language. The ACT production is
directed by Megan Healey,
with musical direction by
Ted Trobaugh and choreography by Sue Dresser.
The cast includes: Chloe
Castro-Santos as Wendla,
Emme Grace Geryk as
Martha, Hannah Trobaugh
as Thea, Cassandra Clark
as Anna, Laura Langman
as Ilse, Bobby Hawes as
Melchior, Tyler Conroy as
Moritz, Nicholas Cummings
as Hanschen, Collins Hilton as Ernst, Sean Sanford
as Georg, AJ Krawczyk as
Otto, Alana Martineau as
Adult Women, and Joshua
Orange Police Log
Restaurant patron drives car
through Abington eatery’s wall
— Two people were injured
after a man in his 70s accidentally stepped on the gas
pedal and catapulted his car
through the side of an Abington restaurant.
Officials say a regular patron of D’Ann’s Sports and
Entertainment Restaurant
drove through a wall at the
eatery around 1 p.m. Sunday.
SPRING AWAKENING — “Spring Awakening,” presented by Arena Civic Theatre, continues this weekend at the Orange Town Hall. Photo by Sadie Erin Photography
complaints about car and
camper, North Main and
Dexter streets. Advised
that police are working with
owner to remove it. Paperwork served in hand to
owner who said he would
be gone Wednesday. At
3:11 call received from bus
driver about the car. He
said on Monday kids were
around the car making him
nervous as car is on jack
3:44 p.m. - Chicopee
Health Center requests welfare check for individual not
answering phone, Whitney
Street. On arrival individual
was out. Message left with
roommate. 4:03 p.m. - Panic alarm,
School Street. Checked
and appeared no one home.
Residence appeared secure. 4:11 p.m. - Party states
he believes he saw subject
who does not have license
driving east on East River
Street. Area searched; no
4:15 p.m. - Traffic stop,
East River Street. Warning
issued for speeding. 6:14 p.m. - Medical emergency, Ward Road. 7:03 p.m. - Party requests
call in regard to stolen medication incident she previously reported, East River
Street. Information taken
and given to investigating
officer. 7:24 p.m. - Party reports
deer carcass thrown over
fence onto her property;
believes it was neighbor
whom she has had issues
with in the past, East Myrtle
Street. On arrival information taken. Environmental
Police contacted to follow
8:19 p.m. - Medical emergency, Brookside Road. 8:20 p.m. - Alarm, Dexter
Street. All appeared okay
during check. Key holder
responded and reported no
problems. Sentencing in 2015 hit-and-run
(AP) — The Attleboro
man who struck and killed
a Seekonk town official last
year faces sentencing.
The Sun Chronicle reports that Jacob Lacourse is
scheduled to be sentenced
Wednesday in Fall River Superior Court.
The 24-year-old Lacourse
pleaded guilty in March to
leaving the scene of an accident with death resulting
and driving to endanger in
connection with the death
in January 2015 of Seekonk
Assistant Town Clerk Karen
The 51-year-old McHugh
was struck on the street
outside her home. Police
connected Lacourse to the
scene via a GPS device he
was wearing as a condition
of bail in a rape case.
Prosecutors have recommended a 6 ½- to 10-year
prison sentence followed by
five years’ probation. The
defense is asking for a twoyear jail sentence.
Information from: The
(Attleboro, Mass.) Sun
Chronicle, http://www.thesunchronicle.com
Aaron Mason as Adult Men. Performances will take
place Friday and Saturday,
April 29 and 30, at 8 p.m.;
and Sunday, May 1, at 2 p.m.
Talkback sessions featuring members of the cast and
production crew, as well as
community members in the
fields of mental health and
education, will take place
after the 2 p.m. matinee
performance on May 1.
During this time, audience
members will be able to ask
questions and engage in a
discussion about some of
the topics addressed in the
show. Tickets are available at
the door, by calling to reserve at 413-233-3368, or
online at http://arenacivictheatre.org.
Due to mature themes
and language, this show
is not recommended for
young children.
For upcoming events consult the expanded calendar listing which
appears in the Quabbin Times section in Tuesday editions of the Athol
Daily News, and daily on the website at, www.atholdailynews.com.
The Daily News welcomes submissions for the Calendar, for public
events in or of general interest to the nine-town, North Quabbin-Mount
Grace Region — including entertainment, cultural and social activities
and events held by non-profit organizations. Excluded are gaming events
and tag/yard sale notices.
Wednesday, April 27
3-5 p.m. — Knit Wits, Athol Public Library, Main Street. For
ages 8 and up. Info: 978-249-9515
4:30-6:30 p.m. — All You Can Eat Spaghetti Supper, Orange
American Legion, Daniel Shays Highway. $7 per person, take out
5-6 p.m. — Sharing Our Father’s Bread, St. Francis of Assisi
Church Hall (side entrance), Athol. Info: 978-249-2738
7 p.m. — The Hartwell’s African Trip Program at Ware River
Nature Club, Rutland Public Library, 280 Main St., Route 122A.
Thursday, April 28
9 a.m.-Noon — St. John’s Thrift Shop, St. John’s Episcopal
Church, Park Avenue, Athol. Info: 978-249-9553
10-10:30 a.m. — Baby Time, Athol Public Library, Main Street.
Children up to 18 months and caregivers. Info: 978-249-9515
10-11:30 a.m. — Garden Growers, Valuing Our Children,
Walnut Street, Athol. Newborn to preschoolers. Info: 978-2498467 ext. 22.
10:30-11:30 a.m. — Toddler & Preschooler Story Time, New
Salem Public Library, 23 South Main St. Snacks will be provided.
Info: 978-544-6334
11-11:30 a.m. — Toddler Time, Athol Public Library, Main
Street. Children 18-36 months and caregivers. Info: 978-2499515
3-4 p.m. — Weekly Vigil, Northfield Town Hall. Info: [email protected] or 978-790-3074
3:30-5 p.m. — Wild Knights Chess Club, Athol Public Library, Main Street. For grades 4-10. Info: 978-249-9515
Friday, April 29
10:15-11:30 a.m. — Motor Monkeys Playgroup, 34 North
Main St., Orange. Info: Jennifer Aldrich at VOC, 978-249-8467
Monty Tech
greenhouse to
open on May 6
FITCHBURG — Montachusett Regional Vocational
Technical School’s on-site
greenhouse will be open to
the public from Friday, May
6, through Friday, June 3.
Hours of operation are from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday
through Friday, when school
is in session. Inventory includes a wide
variety of hanging baskets,
annuals, perennials, and
vegetable and herb plants.
Birdbaths, garden statues
and concrete benches, all
made in Monty Tech’s masonry program, will also be
on sale.
The greenhouse is located
behind the school building,
at 1050 Westminster St.,
Rte. 2A, at the FitchburgWestminster line.
Orange Water
will be
Flushing Hydrants
on weekdays
Monday, April 25th
Friday, May 13th
Water users may experience low
pressure or rusty water during
the flushing period.
Thank you for your
Flushing is critical for good
water quality and flow.
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Serving The Interests Of The North Quabbin Region
Including the towns of Athol, Orange, Warwick, Erving, Wendell, New Salem, Royalston, Phillipston and Petersham
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How does the government waste
money? Let us count the ways
ews flash: Government is inefficient. In the latest version of its
annual report on government efficiency and effectiveness, the U.S. Government Accountability Office identified
92 actions in 37 areas of government
that could be taken to reduce “fragmentation, overlap and duplication”
and otherwise make the federal government more efficient and cost-effective.
Corrective actions taken based on
recommendations in the GAO’s previous five annual reports have resulted in
about $56 billion in financial benefits,
and are expected to generate another
$69 billion in benefits through 2025, the
2016 report noted. Congress and executive agencies have fully implemented
only 41 percent of those recommendations, however, with an additional 34
percent “partially addressed,” and 20
percent not addressed at all, leaving
tens of billions of dollars in potential
savings on the table.
Overpayment from benefits programs
was a common theme. Better screening
for fraud and applicants’ program eligibility, and more aggressive recovery of
overpayment errors, could save billions
of dollars for Medicare, billions for Social Security’s Disability Insurance program, billions more from the Internal
Revenue Service and hundreds of millions for the Department of Veterans’
Affairs’ Post-9/11 GI Bill program.
The National Park Service could
generate millions in additional recreation user fees if parks reviewed their
fee structures more often and Congress amended the user fee program.
The government could save hundreds
of thousands of dollars in ammunition storage and disposal costs simply
by transferring unneeded supplies to
federal, state and local governments in
need of them. Similarly, the Defense
Department could save federal civilian
agencies millions of dollars by offering
them other excess personal property,
so that those agencies do not have to
purchase it elsewhere.
Though there are some high-profile
examples of large amounts of government waste, fraud and abuse, particularly in the largest expenditures like
entitlement programs and defense
spending, most government waste
harms taxpayers in the form of a thousand cuts.
Those thousands of examples of
waste and inefficiency, spread across
the entirety of government, add up.
So, while the GAO report is not the
sexiest of documents, it serves to remind us of the inefficiency of government services and the myriad of ways
our money is frittered away in bureaucratic offices every day.
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Letter to the Editor
By Jeanne Phillips
© 2001 Universal Press Syndicate
Girlfriend’s business contact
arouses man’s suspicion
DEAR ABBY: I’m a divorced man dating a divorcee, “Sylvie,” who is eight
years younger. I recently
learned she had an affair
before we met, and it is affecting the way I see her.
The man she had the affair with is still married. I
had an affair while I was
married, and although I
understand how affairs can
happen, I don’t condone
them. It took me several
years to forgive myself for
the hurt my actions caused.
Sylvie tells me things are
over with this man, yet she
continues to do business
with him. In my mind she
ought to find alternative
vendors to deal with. We
have spoken about it, and
she insists no one else in
our area carries or represents the product line he
I feel if she truly is over
him, then all communication, both personal and
professional, should cease.
It’s not that I don’t trust
Sylvie, but I believe things
might reignite between
them in a weak moment.
Am I being ridiculous? —
not being ridiculous, but
the truth is you don’t completely trust Sylvie when
she says the affair is history. For her to sacrifice
a necessary business contact because you are insecure would be a mistake.
There would be financial
consequences, and she has
no guarantee that her relationship with you will
progress beyond dating.
boyfriend of three years
slapped me across the face
a few nights ago. He has
never done that before,
and he promised he’d never do it again. After he hit
me he immediately apologized, but said I was part-
ly at fault because I had
taunted and belittled him.
I love him very much and
know he would never want
to hurt me.
We’re both in our 20s
and have expressed our
devout love for each other.
My boyfriend is the sweetest guy and truly makes
me a happier person, but
I don’t know if I can fully
trust and be in love with
him after he hit me. I feel
partly responsible for what
happened that night, but I
know I didn’t deserve to be
Is my boyfriend an abuser? He has been nothing
but caring and supportive
and shows no other signs
of being abusive. What
should I do? — TAKEN
Let me point out that
abusers do not start out
relationships by being that
way. But once slapping
starts, it often escalates to
pushing, hitting and more
serious violence. One of
the hallmarks of an abuser is blaming the victim by
saying he/she deserved it,
and it is a big, red warning sign.
Because you have said
that your boyfriend has
never shown any other
signs of being abusive in
your three-year relationship, consider this incident an unfortunate onetime occurrence. But keep
your eyes wide open in
case it wasn’t.
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Editor, Daily News
My 94-year-old motherin-law fell on some ice outside her house recently. She
could not get back on her
feet, so she crawled to the
street to get someone’s attention. I wonder how many people drove past without out
even so much as calling 911
with a concern for an old
woman crawling across the
snow. She lives on a Main
Street in Athol where hundreds of cars go by all day
and there are no obstructions. Luckily, there are a
few good people. Jessie
Chenausky stopped, helped
her in the house, then came
and told me.
Susan R. Gatautuis
Asian stocks
mixed on oil
price rally
(AP) — Asian stocks were
mixed Wednesday after an
overnight surge in oil prices
raised questions about the
outlook for the energy sector. Investors are watching
for the outcome of policy
meetings by the U.S. Federal Reserve and Bank of
KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225
lost 0.4 percent to 17,276.52.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng
fell 0.2 percent to 21,356.43.
The Shanghai Composite index was nearly flat at
2,965.61. Australia’s S&P/
ASX 200 gained 0.2 percent
to 5,295.80. South Korea’s
KOSPI edged 0.2 percent
lower to 2,015.28. Southeast
Asian markets were mixed.
finished mostly higher Tuesday as energy companies
climbed in tandem with the
price of oil, but technology
companies fell. The Dow
Jones industrial average
added 13.08 points, or 0.1
percent, to 17,990.32. The
Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 3.91 points, or 0.2
percent, to 2,091.70.
No Fed rate hike Wednesday,
but what about in June?
On this, pretty much every
economist agrees: The Federal Reserve will keep interest rates unchanged when it
ends its latest policy meeting Wednesday. What’s unclear is whether it will hint
about the likelihood of a
rate hike at its next meeting
in June.
With the U.S. job market
healthy and the stock market up, some economists
think the Fed will want to
put investors on notice that
a June rate increase is conceivable.
“If June is a possibility,
they will want to prepare
markets for that,” said Mark
Zandi, chief economist at
Moody’s Analytics.
But many other analysts
say they expect the statement that the Fed will issue
Wednesday to convey little
about the timing of its next
rate hike, given that the outlook for global growth remains so uncertain.
Concerns have been rising
about the world economy,
and any major international
slump would, in turn, hinder
U.S. growth. A sharp slowdown in China — the world’s
second-largest economy after the United States — has
already hurt the developing
world. Europe is straining to
gain momentum, and Japan
is hobbled by wary consumers and an aging population.
Even in the United States,
despite a robust job market,
key sectors like manufacturing and energy have been
bruised by a strong dollar
and shrunken oil prices.
Consumers have barely
stepped up their spending
this year.
And on Thursday, the
government is expected
to estimate that the U.S.
economy grew at a tepid annual rate under 1 percent
in the January-March quarter. Some forecasters think
growth might have been as
weak as 0.3 percent, which
would mean the economy
nearly stalled out last quarter.
What’s more, U.S. inflation is running well below
the Fed’s optimal level of 2
“I am not sure they will
have the confidence to send
a signal this week that June
is a go for a hike,” said Diane Swonk, chief economist
at Diane Swonk Economics
in Chicago.
In the meantime, far from
considering rate hikes, other major central banks are
weighing steps to further
ease credit, increase inflation and bolster growth.
On Thursday, for example, when the Bank of Japan
meets, a key topic will be
what else it might do to fight
economic weakness, raise
inflation and blunt a rise in
the yen’s value against the
dollar, which hurts Japan’s
exporters. In January, in a
desperate bid to raise inflation, Japan’s central bank
introduced negative rates.
Yet inflation and growth remain stuck near zero.
Last week, Mario Draghi,
head of the European Central Bank, made clear he
was ready to launch more
stimulus efforts if needed to
energize the 19-nation eurozone economy. That pledge
came after the ECB had already expanded its stimulus
programs in March.
— Low oil prices have
helped cost Exxon its pristine “AAA” credit rating
from Standard & Poor’s,
a label it held for over six
The top “AAA” credit
rating from S&P means a
company’s debt is the safest possible investment.
Now only two other U.S.
corporations are rated
triple-A by S&P: consumer and medical products company Johnson &
Johnson and technology
company Microsoft Corp.
S&P said Tuesday that
it lowered Exxon’s rating
one notch to “AA+” because of slumping oil prices and the “large dividend
payments” the oil giant
makes to shareholders.
The credit-rating agency
said Exxon is more likely
to pay dividends than save
money or reduce its debt.
Exxon had held the “AAA”
rating since at least 1949,
S&P said.
The one-notch downgrade, while symbolic, is
more likely to bruise Exxon’s corporate pride than
significantly raise its borrowing costs. The company has used the sterling
rating almost as a marketing tool, particularly when
talking to foreign governments.
“I don’t see it having
any financial impact,”
said Brian Youngberg, an
analyst at Edward Jones.
“Even at ‘AA+’ it has the
highest credit rating of
any energy company and it
is higher than pretty much
all of corporate America.”
Another major ratings
agency, Moody’s Investors Service, said in Feb-
ruary that it was keeping
its top “Aaa” rating on
Exxon. But it sounded a
cautionary note by lowering its outlook on the
rating to “negative” from
Exxon Mobil Corp.,
which is based in Irving,
Texas, said in a statement
that nothing has changed
about its “financial philosophy” and that it places
a “high value on its strong
credit position.”
Like other energy companies, Exxon has been
hurt by the slump in oil
prices. In the previous
quarter, the company reported a 58 percent drop
in profit to $2.78 billion.
It was Exxon’s smallest
quarterly profit in about
14 years.
soared to $38.7 billion
at the beginning of 2016
from $11.6 billion at the
start of 2013, as the company spent money on big
projects, dividends and
buying back stock while
oil prices were falling for
much of that time.
Last year, the company
raised its quarterly dividend 6 percent to 73 cents
per share. It returned
$15.1 billion to shareholders in dividends and share
buybacks, down from
$23.6 billion in 2014.
In February, Exxon announced that it would
stop buying back its own
Wall Street appeared
to shrug off the ratings
downgrade news. Exxon’s
stock rose 30 cents to
$87.63 Tuesday.
Koenig reported from
AP Economics Writer
Exxon loses ‘AAA’ S&P rating
China’s sliding economy
has stabilized after worries
about its growth had rocked
financial markets in January. But now, a new challenge has raised international concerns: A June 23
referendum in which Britain
will decide whether to leave
the European Union. President Barack Obama and
other world leaders have
warned that a British exit
from the EU could threaten
the global economy.
Because that vote will
occur just a week after the
Fed’s June 14-15 meeting,
some analysts have suggested that the U.S. central
bank would avoid any rate
hike in June for fear it could
rattle markets ahead of the
British vote.
Since raising rates from
record lows in December,
the Fed has grown concerned about economic
pressures from overseas and
has signaled its willingness
to wait for those pressures
to ease. The minutes of their
March meeting noted that
several Fed officials felt that
raising rates again in April
“would signal a sense of urgency they did not think was
The Fed’s rate hike in December was its first in nearly
a decade, and it ended a
seven-year period in which
the central bank had kept its
benchmark rate near zero.
At the December meeting,
the Fed signaled that four
additional rate hikes could
occur in 2016 but at its
March meeting, it cut that
expectation from four to
just two rate hikes.
Not all Fed officials favor
a go-slow approach. Esther
George, president of the
Fed’s Kansas City regional bank, dissented at the
March meeting, saying she
preferred another rate hike.
She may dissent again this
week, and she might not be
Still, a solid majority of
officials appear to support
the cautious approach being pursued by Chair Janet
Yellen. In her most recent
speech on the economy,
Yellen said she still envisioned only a gradual pace
of rates increases in light
of global threats. Those remarks helped fuel the rally
on Wall Street.
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ATHOL DAILY NEWS Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Page 5
The salary adjustment results in a projected surplus of
$6,608, said Suhoski.
Also highlighted in the
police budget was partial
funding for an officer, which
will bring the total officers,
including the chief, the lieutenant and two sergeants, to
Suhoski also pointed out
that the added officer will
serve as the school resource
officer, and the school district has agreed to provide
$30,000 toward that position.
Among the questions
posed by FinCom members
was an inquiry into the progress being made with regard
to regionalizing emergency
dispatch services with Gardner.
Suhoski said the effort is
ongoing but will not have
an impact in FY17. He said
a regional dispatch center
would likely not be implemented until FY18 at the
earliest. He noted Gardner
has received a grant for the
purchase of equipment, and
a second grant for operations is being sought.
Suhoski said the savings
that could be realized could
result in there being funding
to add an additional patrol
officer to the police department in a future fiscal year.
An effort would be made
to have a window clerk at the
police station 24/7 to ensure
services to walk-ins would
not suffer once a regional
dispatch went online, Suhoski added.
The regionalization would
have to be approved at a
town meeting, as would the
town’s monetary assessment.
During a recent public
session, Kleber, then one of
three candidates for the
chief’s position said that
a regional dispatch center
might sound good at first,
but it is important for the
dispatchers to know their
towns. He said having that
knowledge “can save minutes and it could save lives.”
However, he added he is not
against a regional center,
and said it should be given
School Buildings Other topics of discussion
included what will happen
once the four elementary
school buildings are turned
back over to the town when
the new Athol Community
Elementary School opens in
the fall.
The four are Sanders
Street, Riverbend, Ellen Bigelow and Pleasant Street.
Suhoski said interested
parties have toured the
buildings, and the Economic
Development and Industrial
Corporation is assisting in
“marketing” the buildings. A
request-for-proposals will be
issued in the near future.
While Sanders Street,
Riverbend and Ellen Bigelow could be available for a
number of uses, it has been
noted Pleasant Street will be
restricted to a use that will fit
into the “educational campus” layout, as that building
is in close proximity to the
middle school and ACES
and shares the same access
If the buildings are not
taken over by other entities
before the winter, Suhoski
suggested some of the operating budget surplus could
be used to winterize them.
Whatever happens to
the buildings in the future,
Suhoski assured the FinCom they would not become
“Silver Lake School — Part
2.” His comment was in reference to the town having
sold the former Silver Lake
School property for $1 to
buyers who ended up losing
the property and their plans
not coming to fruition. He
said the RFP process should
ensure financially-viable parties take over the buildings.
The Department of Public
Works’ snow and ice account
was briefly discussed.
For several years it has
been funded at $200,000, but
has fallen short many times.
While the line item can be
deficit spent and made up
in the current fiscal year, if
excess funds are available, or
in the subsequent fiscal year,
FinCom chair Ken Duffy
suggested that it would be
better to increase the funding incrementally over a few
years to put it more in line
with what is actually spent
and prevent future shortfalls.
The line item was hit hard
be ready for the selectboard
to review soon, Bull said. Bull said, “MBI has made
a unilateral decision on their
part that for underserved
towns, even though Matrix
was an approved vendor as
of last year, was not worthy
anymore and they would
turn those towns over to
Comcast.” Bull clarified that
Petersham is not an underserved town but an unserved
town. Underserved towns
with some but not complete
broadband coverage would
be towns like Hardwick. The
committee was hoping to
strengthen their proposal to
MBI by serving the parts of
Hardwick that are not currently served by Comcast.
This has the committee
slightly worried that if MBI
will not approve Matrix Designs for underserved towns
that they will not approve it
for Petersham. The committee is currently
asking the selectboard to
send a letter to the governor’s
office and other state officials
and the current administrators at MBI to a meeting to
help answer the committee’s
questions on how they can
move the project further and
get back on track for bringing
broadband to Petersham. The board agreed and will
try to set up a meeting of all
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last year, and the state is allowing for municipalities to
make up the shortfall over
two fiscal years.
The FY17 account will
end short anywhere between
$25,000 and $50,000, it was
Assessor’s Pay
Duffy said the FinCom
also considered the assessor’s salary and suggested
the position be reviewed for
a possible salary increase.
The consensus of the
members is that the pay is
not in line with the responsibilities of the position.
Principal Assessor Lisa
Aldrich’s current salary is
$56,988, and it will increase
to $57,605 in FY17.
Suhoski agreed the salary should be more in line
with that of the accountant
and treasurer/collector, and
noted the position should be
reviewed in the near future.
The accountant’s salary is
$69,721, and it will increase
to $72,612; the treasurer/collector’s salary is the same.
ConCom Contstable
It was noted that although
the Conservation Commission requested $40,000 for
the constable position, that
amount has been reduced to
$5,000 by Suhoski.
The ConCom was seeking
$40,000, as Constable Elwin
Bacon is retiring at the end
of FY16, and the commission is considering breaking out his responsibilities
among two or three persons. The commission in the
past has repeatedly said the
constable position is underfunded and it has been noted Bacon, during his tenure,
contributed much of his time
and use of his personal vehicle as a “gift” to the town.
The current yearly stipend is
Other Concerns
Suhoski said two of his concerns going forward are the
maintenance of the town’s
facilities, including the town
hall, and the current lack of
a facilities manager, and not
having an information technology person on staff.
Next Meeting
The next meeting is tentatively set for Tuesday, May
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involved. Bull said that currently petitions are going around to
support the network coming
to town and can be found at
the Petersham Country Store
and Petersham Package
Store. Hail storm damage claim
The selectboard met with
many town building managers, department heads and
committee chairs to discuss a
recently received report from
the Massachusetts Interlocal
Insurance Association with
recommendations for roof
repairs to be made due to
damage sustained in the hail
storm from August of last
MIIA requests repairs be
made to the roofs of the Center School, the fire department, the highway department garage, and the police
station. Assistant building
inspector Bob Legare said
that he feels the town office
building, the fire station and
highway garage need more
repairs than MIIA claims
they found in there during
their inspections.
Legare said he has spoken
with a private insurance adjuster who said they can get a
second opinion and arbitrate
with MIIA before agreeing
to move forward with the repairs.
If the town does go forward with the repairs, MIIA
recommends letting them
seek out and pay a contractor
rather than paying the town
and the town doing the same
thing. They have a preferred
list of contractors they use.
The town’s deductible on the
work would be $5,000 to be
paid to MIIA who would pay
the additional $65,000 for the
work on all the buildings.
Lynn Shaw of the cemetery
committee asked the board to
also make note of the Hearse
house roof already being
fixed by the a contractor with
the historic building’s renovation. MIIA’s contractor would
have to work around the work
of the their contractor.
Nancy Allen, Selectboard
Chair, recommends that Legare, town coordinator Steve
Boudreau, and herself meet
with the private adjuster to
see how to move forward
with him reviewing the report
from MIIA, and how to go
about getting a second review
of the roofs to be fixed.
Selectman Fredrik Marsh
asked what would be done
if MIIA did handle working
with a contractor, and what
would be done if the contractor finds more damage than
MIIA found. Boudreau said
that it would be up to MIIA
to solve that issue.
termine how she planned to
vote on it at the town meeting. Williamson asked what
the board had done that was
considered unconstitutional.
At first no one would
comment on the petition. It
took board chair Dawn Magi
specifically asking the only
two present who had signed
the petition, to comment on
it before anything was said. Stephen Ruggiero, one of
the two signers, and a candidate for selectboard, said
it was because “[Town Coordinator] David [Young]
stretches things sometimes,”
and the purpose was to hold
him and the board to state
and federal regulations. “We already do that,” said
Magi. Jon Calcari, who also
signed the petition, remarked that there is nothing
wrong with reaffirming the
fact that the town will follow
the state and federal regulations. While the specific reason for the petition was not
make the meeting. The alternate date would be Saturday, May 7, and held at
the town hall since the senior center will be hosting a
spring craft fair. Chairman
Bill Bembury also thanked
the search committee, stating the importance of having an open process. Then
he entertained a motion
to dissolve the committee,
which passed. Senior Housing Market
Bembury met with Pam
Parmakian, Director of
Community Development
at the Franklin County Regional Housing Authority, and they reviewed three
contract proposals to study
senior housing. LDS Consulting Group LLC out of
Newton was the only instate bidder. LDS has also
done studies for the surrounding towns in the area
such as Belchertown, Conway and Sunderland. Erving
has received a Community
Development Block grant
for $16,400 and LDS submitted a bid of $16,200. The
contract is in the process of
being finalized. At the annual town meeting (ATM) on May 2, Parmakian will speak on the
details of the senior housing
study at no cost to the town.
Work is expected to be completed by December 2016.
This has been a long time
coming and Selectman Art
Johnson expressed his relief
it is moving closer to reality,
although it will at least eight
years before the town sees
Glenn McCrory (highway department) will submit to Franklin Regional
Council of Governments
(FRCOG) a request for two
traffic counters, one to be
placed at the intersection of
River and Pratt streets and
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Ruggiero noted that if the
board chose to block the article then they would be doing exactly what the petition
was trying to stop from happening. Young replied that town
counsel has a better understanding of the law and
how its interpretation has
changed over time. “There is
plenty of case laws that show
that garbage doesn’t have to
go on the town meeting warrant.”
Williamson said that the
article itself is unconstitutional and that when it gets
to the state attorney general’s office it will be thrown
out for being a reactionary
waste of taxpayer time. She
said she will motion to pass
over it at town meeting. Ruggiero replied that the
town should then let the attorney general decide what
to do with it. “It’s their job to
do it.”
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duces the chance that kids
will spend their extracurricular time hanging around the
downtown area and getting
into trouble. Selectboard
chair Kathy Reinig was
present Tuesday night and
praised the school committee for this decision. Neighboring Athol High
School charges a sports user
fee of $25 per person, per
The proposed assessment
for member towns totals
$5,781,452. With the exception of Petersham, which will
see a 8.23 percent decrease in
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voiced, both Ruggiero and
Calcari, along with many of
the other signers, were outspoken opponents to the
selectboard’s ruling last summer to ban firearms from the
town hall at the request of
Young. Young stated that town
counsel thought it was
“meaningless” and that the
selectboard can choose to
not put it on the warrant if
they wished based on it being redundant and not actionable. Despite that, town
counsel does recommend
it be on the warrant just so
it can be explained tp those
present how it is a meaningless pulpit piece. Town clerk Rosa Fratangelo read the Mass. General
Law pertaining to citizen
petitions, and though she
admitted she is not a lawyer,
she understood it to mean
that if the selectboard chose
to deny an article submitted
by citizen petition then the
entire town meeting could be
declared null and void. Mahar
$1,504 from Art, and $353
from the Music budget. Students and staff might have to
bundle up a little more next
year as $98,171 was cut from
the heating budget. While $19,617 was cut
from the athletic appropriations line, sports were mostly
spared from the chopping
block. Thomas had noted in
the past that it is important
to her that students not have
to pay fees to participate in
sports as it could eliminate
many of the student body
from being able to do so.
By not requiring fees it re-
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their assessment ($780,682),
all other assessments are
increased. New Salem will
see a 4.69 percent increase
to $676,619, Orange will see
a 1.66 percent increase to
$3,997,282, and Wendell will
see a 9.91 percent increase
to $323,869. Haynes noted
that only Wendell had an increase in enrollment. For the budget to pass at
least three of the four member towns have to approve it;
otherwise, it will be returned
to the school committee.
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the other at Church and
North streets.
On the issue of siding for
the town hall, McCrory stated the wood trim around
the windows is rotten and
needs to be replaced before
siding can be done. There
was some discussion over
the color of trim and consideration of historical colors. Fire Chief Phil Wonkka
stated he could drop off
color samples. McCrory
also stated this would be a
turn-key job.
Trash Stickers
McCrory presented the
board with samples of stickers that will be issued during Bulky Waste Disposal
Days. Neon yellow stickers
inform the homeowners of
those items which need to
be dropped off at the highway garage for a fee. It was
suggested to add “or by appointment year round” to
the sticker. The red/orange
stickers indicate those items
which are not eligible.
Mill Site Study
On April 28 at the Olver
Transit Center in Greenfield, FRCOG will host a
presentation by Tighe and
Bond on the study it conducted for the town of Erving on the old mill site to
inform interested neighboring communities about
the possibilities for development of abandoned old
mill buildings. Bembury will
introduce Rebecca Shrerer
from Tighe and Bond.
Contract Overlap
The board previously
signed a contract with
Milone and MacBroom, architects for the Usher Mill
project, on April 15, which
included Article 25 allowing amendments to the contract. The FRCOG, after reviewing the contract, noted
there appeared to be overlap in the scope of the ser-
vice being provided by both
Milone and MacBroom and
Tighe and Bond, project
manager. Smith read aloud
areas where overlap appears. The board was concerned about paying twice
for the same services. The
selectmen agreed the need
to clarify and address the
areas of overlap. However,
given the time constraints of
the grant, a motion by Johnson to sign the contract with
the right to revisit the overlap passed.
Waiver Request
The board received a
waiver request from Eversource for a change of work
hours for work being done
on Switching station, Northfield Mountain. In order to
meet the deadline set for
July, and to accommodate
for unexpected encounters
with lead and unidentified
pipes, they are requesting
work begin at 6 a.m. Monday through Friday and on
Sundays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
4/24, 5/1, 5/8, and 5/15. The
motion to accept the waiver
Dog Shelter Agreement
The selectmen signed an
agreement with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Regional Dog Shelter for 2016-17.
Animal Control Officer Art
Johnson spoke in favor. For
a minimal cost of $350 the
shelter takes in the strays
and takes care of placing
the animals for adoption
or returning them to their
owners if they have imbedded chip identification.
The board received and
accepted a request from
Todd Czernich to be appointed to the senior housing committee.
(NOTE: More from this
meeting will appear in the
Thursday, April 28, edition
of the Athol Daily News.)
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Hawks rout Celtics 110-83
AP Sports Writer
ATLANTA (AP) — Talk about a
stunning turnaround.
The Atlanta Hawks couldn’t make
Then, suddenly, they couldn’t
Kent Bazemore got the Hawks
rolling with three straight 3-pointers in the second quarter, letting out
a scream after the last one dropped
through, and Atlanta reclaimed
the upper hand in its playoff series
against the Boston Celtics with a 11083 rout Tuesday night.
The Hawks had 19 points midway
through the second quarter. Over
the next 1 ½ quarters, they poured
in 70 on the stunned Celtics, the
scoreboard looking more like a slot
Asked if he had ever seen such
a tale of two games, Kyle Korver
shook his head and said, “Not in the
playoffs, for sure. That’s quite the
After losing two straight on the
road, the Hawks moved ahead 3-2
in the series and could close it out
Thursday night in Boston.
If Game 7 is needed, it would be
Saturday in Atlanta.
For a while, it looked like the Celtics might be heading home for a potential clincher. The Hawks made
only six of their first 34 shots, the
sellout crowd’s moans growing louder with each miss. Boston pushed
ahead 29-19 but wasn’t exactly lighting it up, either, missing a chance to
build a bigger cushion.
“We were struggling to make
shots,” coach Brad Stevens said.
“Yeah, it was a little frustrating. But
I’m thinking, ‘If we continue to guard
like this, we have a chance.’”
Turns out, they had no chance.
Coming out of a timeout in which
mascot Harry the Hawk did a tribute
to Prince and the arena was aglow in
purple, the Hawks found their shooting touch.
Boy, did they ever go crazy.
Atlanta ripped off 11 straight baskets — five of them from beyond
the arc — in a 28-8 run that put the
home team in control before halftime. Mike Scott and Jeff Teague
knocked down 3s before Bazemore
swished three in a row in the space of
about 90 seconds.
Just like that, the double-digit deficit turned into a 10-point lead.
Even though the run finally ended
with Teague missing a shot at the
halftime buzzer, the Hawks went
to the locker room up 47-39. They FIGHT FOR IT — Atlanta Hawks forward Kent Bazemore (24)
didn’t slow down a bit after the and Boston Celtics forward Amir Johnson (90) battle for conbreak, shooting 62 percent during trol of the ball in the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball
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Price fans 14, Red Sox win 11-4
AP Sports Writer
ton Red Sox beat Atlanta 11-4 on
Tuesday night.
The Braves have lost seven
straight and set an Atlanta-era record by failing to hit a home run
for the 15th straight game.
Price said he wasn’t thinking
about his strikeout total.
“I don’t care about strikeouts,”
he said. “I just want to go out
there and pitch as deep as I can
into games.”
Price (3-0) allowed two runs on
six hits in eight innings. The left-
hander struck out the side in the
eighth to match his career high.
Price has won eight consecutive
ATLANTA (AP) — David Price
had a simple summary of his domiThe Braves’ streaks are all neganation of the overmatched Atlanta
The homer drought is the lon“I just executed whenever I was
gest for the Braves in their 51 years
ahead,” Price said.
in Atlanta. It’s the franchise’s lonThanks to Travis Shaw, Price led
gest span since a 16-game streak in
the whole way.
September, 1946, when the Braves
Price matched his career high
were based in Boston. Atlanta is
with 14 strikeouts, Shaw hit a
1-12 at home.
three-run homer in the first and
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez
drove in five runs and the Bossaid his lineup lacks home-run hitters.
“The home-run stuff, you can’t
teach that,” Gonzalez said.
Shaw hit a three-run homer off
Matt Wisler (0-2) in the first and
added a two-run double off Ryan
Weber in Boston’s five-run ninth.
While with Tampa Bay, Price
also had 14 strikeouts at Toronto
on Aug. 28, 2011.
Xander Bogaerts had three hits,
including a run-scoring double in
the seventh, and stole two bases
in Boston’s third straight win. The
interleague series will continue
with games in Boston on Wednesday and Thursday.
The Braves (4-16) have hit only
three homers, easily the fewest in
the majors. Entering Tuesday’s
games, every other team in the
majors had at least 12.
KING OF THE HILL — Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David The 1975 California Angels are
Price throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the the only other team in the expansion era — since 1961 — to have
Atlanta Braves Tuesday, in Atlanta. Price struck out 14 in the
Red Sox 11-4 victory.
AP Photo/David Goldman
MLB Expanded Standings
East Division
Baltimore 11 8.579 — —4-6
11 9.550 ½ —5-5
Tampa Bay 10 10 .500 1½
1 7-3
1012 .4552½
New York
8 11 .421 3
2½ 4-6
Central Division
15 6.714 — —7-3
Kansas City 12 8 .600 2½
— 4-6
9 9 .5004½
910.474 5 1½3-7
Minnesota 714.333 8 4½5-5
West Division
11 9.550 — —7-3
1110.524 ½ ½7-3
1110.524 ½ ½5-5
Los Angeles 10 11 .476 1½
1½ 5-5
615 .2865½ 5½2-8
East Division
Washington 14 5.737 — —6-4
New York
12 7 .632 2
— 8-2
Philadelphia 1010 .5004½ 1½5-5
811.421 6
4 16 .20010½ 7½ 3-7
Central Division
15 5.750 — —7-3
Pittsburgh 12 9 .5713½ —7-3
St. Louis
11 9 .550 4
½ 5-5
912 .4296½
Milwaukee 812.400 7 3½3-7
West Division
Los Angeles 12 9 .571 —
— 5-5
1111 .5001½ 1½7-3
San Francisco 11 11 .500 1½
1½ 4-6
911 .4502½ 2½3-7
San Diego
7 14 .333 5
5 4-6
Sports Schedule
Str Home Away
L-1 8-2 6-3
W-5 4-4
W-1 5-5 5-5
W-3 2-7 6-4
L-7 1-12 3-4
Wednesday, April 27
Mahar girls track at Mohawk, 3:30 p.m.
Athol boys track at Frontier, 3:30 p.m.
Mahar baseball at Hopkins, 3:30 p.m.
Athol baseball vs. South Hadley, 4 p.m.
Athol volleyball vs. Dean Tech, 4:30 p.m.
Mahar baseball at Hopkins, 3:30 p.m.
Athol baseball vs. South Hadley, 4 p.m.
Middle School
MMS baseball vs. Hopkins, 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 28
Athol softball at Mahar, 3:30 p.m.
Athol baseball vs. Turners Falls, 3:30 p.m.
Athol softball at Mahar, 3:30 p.m.
Athol baseball vs. Turners Falls, 3:30 p.m.
Middle School
ARMS baseball at Turners Falls, 3:30 p.m.
ARMS softball vs. Mahar, 3:30 p.m.
Friday, April 29
Athol baseball at Mahar, 3:30 p.m.
Mahar boys track vs. Sabis, 4 p.m.
Athol volleyball vs. Ware, 5 p.m.
Athol baseball at Mahar, 3:30 p.m.
Athol volleyball vs. Ware, 4 p.m.
Middle School
ARMS softball vs. Gardner, 3:30 p.m.
ARMS baseball vs. Mahar, 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 30
Mahar softball at Murdock, 10 a.m.
Mahar softball vs. Murdock, 12 p.m.
Str Home Away
W-2 5-2 10-3
W-3 5-3 7-6
W-1 5-4
L-3 8-5 1-7
L-1 5-6 3-6
DeRozan scores 34,
Raptors rally for 3-2
lead over Pacers
Str Home Away
L-3 7-1 4-7
W-3 4-6 7-3
W-3 7-5
L-2 5-6 5-6
L-1 5-7
Str Home Away
W-5 6-3 9-3
L-2 8-3
L-2 3-5 6-4
L-1 3-6 6-4
W-2 6-4 1-10
Str Home Away
W-3 3-5 8-4
W-1 3-7 8-3
W-1 7-4 4-6
W-2 5-6
L-3 4-6 2-9
Str Home Away
L-2 4-4
L-1 4-8 7-3
W-2 7-6
L-4 4-7 5-4
L-4 4-8
NASCAR adds penalties for missed lug nuts
NASCAR has added mandatory
fines and other penalties for teams
caught without five lug nuts on each
The move announced Monday
comes less than a week after threetime series champion Tony Stewart
urged NASCAR to take action.
The series had stopped monitoring
lug nuts during pit stops and some
teams were using fewer than five, allowing them to send cars out faster
in hopes of getting better position
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and a better finish.
NASCAR can only check for every lug nut before and after a race,
but may call a car back to pit road
during a race.
The series said a tire falling off in
a Sprint Cup race due to “improper
installation” would mean a minimum four-race suspension of the
crew chief and other pit crew members involved. If lug nuts are found
missing after a race, Cup teams face
at least a $20,000 fine and a onerace suspension for the crew chief.
DeRozan scored 34 points and the
Toronto Raptors held on for a 10299 victory over the Indiana Pacers
and a 3-2 lead in their first-round
series Tuesday night when Solomon
Hill’s 3-pointer was ruled after the
The Raptors overcame 39 points
from Paul George and a 13-point
deficit in the fourth quarter, getting
14 points from Kyle Lowry.
Bismack Biyombo had 10 points
and 16 rebounds for the secondseeded Raptors, who can clinch the
first seven-game playoff series victory in franchise history by beating the
Pacers in Indiana on Friday night.
George Hill had 15 points and
Myles Turner 14 for the Pacers,
who led by as many as 17 and never
trailed through the first three quarters before coming unglued in the
first-round playoff series, Tuesday, in Atlanta.
AP Photo/John Bazemore
Deflategate saga far from
over if Brady keeps fighting
AP Pro Football Writer
Tom Brady won Round 1. The
NFL won Round 2. Round 3, anyone?
The “Deflategate” saga will
continue if Brady insists on fighting his four-game suspension.
There’s no reason to think he’s
willing to accept it despite long
odds to win another court battle
and the possibility that more litigation can drag on into next year.
Manhattan Judge Richard Berman overturned the suspension
last September, allowing Brady
to play the 2015 season. A threejudge panel of a federal appeals
court ruled 2-to-1 on Monday in
favor of the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell, reinstating
the suspension.
But that doesn’t mean the New
England Patriots definitely won’t
have their four-time Super Bowl
champion quarterback the first
month of the season.
Here’s what can happen next:
— The NFL Players Association has two weeks to ask the 2nd
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in
Manhattan to rehear the case or
the union can request the entire
2nd Circuit hears it. If either
agreed to do so, then the NFLPA
could ask for a stay of Monday’s
ruling and the court could agree
or could turn down the request.
— The union could appeal directly to the U.S. Supreme Court,
though it’s unlikely the court
would consider it.
— Brady and the NFL could
reach a compromise, change the
terms of the punishment and reduce the suspension. The league
wanted to negotiate a settlement
with Brady from the start, but
he was adamant he did nothing wrong and wanted to clear
his name. A reduced suspension
probably means Brady would
have to agree to some wrongdoing
and apologize for his failure to
cooperate fully with the investigation by not turning over his cellphone. So far, Brady has refused
to take this path. If the courts
aren’t willing to hear his appeal,
he may have no other choice than
to sit down with Goodell and work
out a solution.
Griffin strong for 8 innings,
Rangers beat Yankees 10-1
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A.J.
Griffin pitched eight strong innings,
Mitch Moreland hit a bases-loaded
two-run single during a five-run third
and the Texas Rangers beat the New
York Yankees 10-1 on Tuesday night.
The Rangers ended a four-game
skid, during which they totaled five
runs. They were no-hit for six innings
by Yankees right-hander Nathan Eovaldi on Monday night.
In the third, Texas got all five runs
with two outs after Prince Fielder
was intentionally walked by Luis
Severino (0-3) to load the bases. Ian
Desmond walked, then Moreland hit
his single. Desmond scored on a wild
pitch, and Elvis Andrus had an RBI
Griffin (3-0) allowed four singles
and a walk and struck out five. Griffin, who didn’t pitch in the majors
during the past two seasons following Tommy John surgery, has limited
opponents to a .189 batting average
in four starts.
“I feel like I’m back, pretty much,”
said Griffin, who was 14-10 in 2013
for the Oakland A’s before needing
surgery. “My mechanics are sound.
It’s pretty encouraging stuff.”
“I’m proud of where he’s at right
now based on the history,” Texas
manager Jeff Banister said. “He’s
been pretty impressive.”
Desmond and Rougned Odor
homered for Texas, and Andrus had
three hits.
Severino lasted only three innings,
giving up seven hits, two walks and
a wild pitch. He went into the game
with the worst run support among
AL starters, averaging 1.33 runs.
Nomar Mazara, who turned 21
on Tuesday, had two singles and
scored twice. Mazara, the majors’
youngest player, has hit safely in 11
of 14 games with six multihit games
since being promoted from Triple-A
Round Rock on April 10.
Desmond had two hits and scored
three runs — twice on wild pitches.
He is hitting .448 with three home
runs in his last eight games after hitting .091 with no homers in his first
One of Mark Teixeira’s two hits
was a seventh-inning single off the
glove of shortstop Andrus, playing
on the right side of the infield in a
shift, to score Brett Gardner.
Ronald Torreyes had two hits
while starting at third base with
Chase Headley given the night off.
He is 8 for 16 in eight games.
Yankees: Manager Joe Girardi
said he hopes DH Alex Rodriguez
(left oblique) can start in Wednesday’s series finale. Rodriguez hasn’t
played since leaving the lineup during Sunday’s game.
Rangers: LHP Cole Hamels
(groin strain) said he hopes to start
Saturday at home against the Angels
after being skipped Monday. Hamels
threw a 25-pitch bullpen session on
Monday and said Tuesday that he
felt good.
Yankees LHP CC Sabathia (1-1)
has allowed 20 hits and eight walks
in 15 1/3 innings. Sabathia is 6-2 career vs. Texas despite a 5.04 ERA.
The Rangers are 0-4 in starts made
this season by LHP Martin Perez (02). In his only previous career start
against New York, Perez allowed
eight earned runs in one inning last
July 28 in a 21-5 loss.
ARMS girls earn 15-11 win at Gansett
Athol-Royalston Middle School
softball team defeated Narragansett 15-11 on Friday.
Jenna St. Cyr and Emma Simkewicz both homered to lead Athol
to the victory.
Kristina Sigurdsson and Lindsey
LeBlanc split the pitching duties
for the Marauders. Sigurdsson
earned the win while LeBlanc
picked up the save. Haley Wrigley excelled at first
base with five unassisted putouts.
On Thursday, ARMS dropped a
14-2 decision to Mohawk.
Simkewicz belted two hits in the
loss as Mohawk pitcher Lily Lesieur recorded 14 strikeouts.
ARMS hosts Mahar on Thursday.
WHATELY — The Mahar Middle School baseball team suffered
a 5-4 loss to Frontier on Monday.
Charlie Barnes tossed three
strong innings, striking out five.
Riley Drew fanned one and
walked four in two innings of
relief. Garrett Cole added one
strikeout and two walks in an inning. Mahar pitchers allowed just
one earned run.
The Senators managed just two
hits in the loss. Simon Powell singled and drove in two on the day.
Eli Gonzalez also hit safely.
MMS hosts Hopkins today.
MMS boys fall short at Frontier 5-4
ATHOL DAILY NEWS Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Page 7
MLB: McCutchen smacks 3 HRs in win
DENVER (AP) — Slumping outfielder Andrew McCutchen hit three homers
and drove in five runs to help
the Pittsburgh Pirates beat
the Colorado Rockies 9-4 on
Tuesday night.
This was the second time
McCutchen has gone deep
three times in a game. He also
accomplished the feat on Aug.
1, 2009, against Washington.
The perennial All-Star
entered the game in a 3-for23 funk on this road trip but
rediscovered his swing. McCutchen hit solo shots in the
first and second innings off
starter Jorge De La Rosa (13). He also lined a three-run
homer off reliever Christian
Bergman in the sixth.
The major league record
for homers in a game is four,
which has been done 16 times
and last by Josh Hamilton
in 2012. McCutchen had a
chance to equal the mark in
the eighth, but grounded out.
Gerrit Cole (2-2) threw six
innings and allowed four runs
— two earned — to win his
second straight start.
TORONTO (AP) — Chris
Sale won again, pitching eight
sharp innings and leading Chicago over Toronto for its fifth
straight win.
Sale (5-0) has won all of his
starts this season and leads the
majors in victories. The lefty
ace has a 1.66 ERA.
Sale carried a one-hitter
into the seventh inning, retiring 13 straight batters before
Edwin Encarnacion homered.
Sale gave up four hits in eight
innings, striking out six and
walking two.
Dioner Navarro hit a tworun homer and Avisail Garcia
and Adam Eaton added solo
shots for Chicago.
The three home runs, 15
hits and 10 runs were all season highs for the White Sox.
CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell’s two-out, tworun triple in the sixth inning
snapped a tie and Chicago
held off Milwaukee to secure
its best 20-game start since
Anthony Rizzo added an
RBI single in the seventh and
Adam Warren (2-0) struck out
three in two scoreless innings
as the Cubs improved to 155, surpassing the 1969 club’s
14-6 start. The 1907 World Series-winning team began 16-4.
Ryan Braun’s pinch-hit,
two-run double off Pedro
Strop in the eighth got the
Brewers within a run. But
Hector Rondon pitched a
scoreless ninth for his fourth
With a 16 mph wind blowing in and the wind chill 34 degrees at first pitch, runs were
at a premium. Third baseman
Aaron Hill’s fielding error to
begin the sixth led to two unearned runs off Jimmy Nelson
(3-2) in the Brewers’ fourth
loss in five games.
Miguel Sano singled in a run
with one out in the ninth inning, giving Minnesota walkoff win over Cleveland.
Minnesota rallied after
Mike Napoli homered off
Kevin Jepsen (2-3) in the top
of the ninth to tie the game
5-5. It was Jepsen’s third
blown save in five chances.
The Twins came back
against closer Cody Allen (02). Minnesota’s Brian Dozier
doubled with one out in the
ninth and intentionally walked
Joe Mauer. Sano followed
with a line drive to center field
to score Dozier.
Minnesota is now 6-4 at
Target Field and 1-10 on the
Twins starter Ricky Nolasco
allowed four runs on five hits
and struck out nine over 7 1/3
Giancarlo Stanton homered
for the third straight game,
hitting a go-ahead, three-run
shot off Clayton Kershaw, and
Miami rallied to beat Los Angeles for its third straight victory.
The Marlins trailed 3-0 before scoring five runs in the
sixth inning off Kershaw (2-1),
capped by Stanton’s drive into
the center-field bleachers.
Kershaw’s five earned runs
allowed in the inning were as
many as he allowed in his first
35 innings to start this season.
He hadn’t allowed five runs in
an entire game in his last 30
Kershaw finished with 10
strikeouts in seven innings but
got his first loss in his last eight
regular-season starts dating to
last year.
Tom Koehler (2-2) pitched
five innings for the win and
A.J. Ramos worked around
a two-out, two-on jam in the
ninth to close it out for the
NEW YORK (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes returned from
a leg injury to line a tying,
three-run homer as a pinch
hitter in the seventh inning off
Brandon Finnegan, slumping
David Wright had a go-ahead
single later in the inning and
New York rallied past Cincinnati for its 10th straight win
against the Reds.
Cespedes had missed three
straight games because of a
bruised right thigh and had
fluid drained Monday. He
electrified the small Citi Field
crowd on a cool night when
he rocketed a 93 mph fastball,
the first pitch he saw from
Finnegan, off the green wall
that was the fence when the
ballpark opened in 2009.
Wright, who had been 1
for 17 with runners in scoring
position, broke the tie later in
the inning against Tony Cingrani (0-2).
Logan Verrett (3-0) won in
relief for the second straight
day. Jeurys Familia closed
for his seventh save in seven
Hill allowed four hits in seven
scoreless innings, and Oakland beat Detroit.
Marcus Semien homered
for the A’s, and Hill (3-2)
breezed through Detroit’s
righty-heavy lineup with little trouble. The left-hander
struck out eight and wasn’t
really in any jams after he escaped the first inning with two
Mike Pelfrey (0-4) allowed
five runs and nine hits in 6 2/3
innings and remains winless
since signing with Detroit this
past offseason. He allowed
three runs in the fourth inning
and then gave up Semien’s
two-run shot with two out in
the seventh.
Justin Upton made a terrific catch in left field in the
third, reaching above the wall
on a drive by Oakland’s Chris
Coghlan. The ball actually
popped out of Upton’s glove,
but he was able to gather it in
before it hit the ground.
(AP) — Kevin Kiermaier hit
a two-run homer and Tampa
Bay beat Baltimore.
After Steven Souza Jr. had
a two-out single in the sixth,
Kiermaier put the Rays up 3-1
on his two-run shot off Ubaldo Jimenez (1-2).
Tampa Bay has won three
in a row, with 11 of its 13 runs
over the stretch coming with
two outs.
Reliever Enny Romero (10) gave up a hit in one-plus
innings for win. Alex Colome
got the final two outs to get his
fifth save.
— Johnny Cueto pitched a
seven-hitter for his seventh
career shutout to outwork
James Shields, and San Francisco beat San Diego.
Cueto (4-1) struck out
a season-high 11 batters,
walked one and repeatedly
pitched out of trouble to help
the Giants to their seventh
straight home win against the
Padres. It was his 13th career
complete game.
Denard Span drove in the
game’s only run with a twoout double in the fifth inning
that scored Brandon Crawford.
Alexei Ramirez had two
hits for San Diego. The Padres were blanked for the
sixth time this season.
The matchup between the
two former All-Stars lived up
to the hype.
Shields (0-4) remained winless despite giving up only
three hits over seven innings.
The Padres’ hard-luck ace
did not allow a hit until Crawford’s leadoff single in the fifth
but received no run support
SEATTLE (AP) — Robinson Cano hit a grand slam
and drove in six runs, Nathan
Karns threw seven shutout innings and Seattle beat Houston.
Cano reached 1,000 RBIs
in his career with a two-run
single in the fifth and then
crushed his seventh-inning
grand slam.
Karns (2-1) allowed two hits
and struck out six while walking three.
pitched six innings of six-hit
ball in the defeat. The lefthander allowed five runs while
striking out five and walking
The Mariners took the lead
in the fourth on a run-scoring
single by Nelson Cruz.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) —
Johnny Giavotella drove in
three runs with his first homer
of the season, Mike Trout and
Carlos Perez had two-run
singles and Los Angeles beat
Kansas City.
Jered Weaver (3-0) allowed
four runs and nine hits over six
innings and struck out four.
The Angels scored one more
run than they totaled in the
right-hander’s first three starts
this season.
Edinson Volquez (3-1) gave
up eight runs and 12 hits in in
five innings. The right-hander,
facing the Angels for the first
time since 2007, was coming off a 4-0 win over Detroit
in which he allowed five hits
through seven innings.
Mike Moustakas homered
and Jarrod Dyson hit a pair of
RBI doubles for the defending World Series champions,
who had six two-base hits altogether — all against Weaver.
The franchise record is 11, set
on Aug. 11, 2003 against the
Andres Blanco’s three hits included a two-run homer and
he scored the go-ahead run
on Maikel Franco’s seventhinning double, helping Philadelphia edge Bryce Harper
and Washington.
Jeanmar Gomez, Philadelphia’s fourth pitcher, got
Harper to ground out to third
with a man on first in the ninth
to end the game and earn his
fifth save.
Before the game, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin
spoke about “a theory” for
how to pitch to reigning MVP
Harper, who came in leading
the NL in homers and RBIs.
PHOENIX (AP) — Carlos
Martinez gave up three hits in
eight scoreless innings, Brandon Moss and Stephen Piscotty homered and St. Louis
beat Arizona.
Martinez (4-0) won for the
fourth time in four starts. The
24-year-old right-hander held
the Diamondbacks without a
hit until David Peralta’s oneout single in the fourth.
Moss had four hits, including a three-run homer in the
fifth inning. Piscotty added a
two-run shot in the seventh.
Former Cardinal Shelby
Miller (0-2) threw four scoreless innings before St. Louis
broke through for five runs in
the fifth.
Still, it was a small step forward for Miller, who had battled control issues and hadn’t
made it past the second inning
in his previous two outings.
Jake Lamb and Yasmany
Tomas homered for Arizona
off reliever Tyler Lyons in the
THREE-RUN SHOT — Boston Red Sox’s Travis
Shaw hits a three-run home run in the first inning of
a baseball game off Atlanta Braves starting pitcher
Matt Wisler, right, Tuesday, in Atlanta.
AP Photo/David Goldman
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hit as few as three home
runs while playing 20 or
more games in April, according to STATS.
Braves second baseman
Daniel Castro made a spectacular catch of Mookie
Betts’ blooper into shallow
right field to set up a double
play in the fourth.
With Price on first base
following a walk, Castro ran
with his back to the infield
and reached over his shoulder to catch the ball as he
slid on the outfield grass.
As he was sliding, the ball
popped out of his glove, but
Castro reached and grabbed
the ball with his bare right
hand before rising to throw
to first base for the double
“I felt the ball just kind
of bounce off the tip of my
glove and I just threw my
right hand at it and I was
able to catch it,” Castro said
through a translator.
Asked if he had ever made
a similar catch, Castro said
“To be honest, no.”
There was a video tribute
for David Ortiz, making his
last visit to Atlanta, after the
first inning. Fans responded
with an ovation which grew
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louder when Ortiz popped
out of the Boston dugout
and tipped his cap, both to
the fans and to the Braves
dugout. Ortiz did not play.
Red Sox: RHP Carson
Smith, on the 15-day DL
with a right flexor muscle
strain, is targeted for backto-back appearances with
Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday and Saturday. Manager
John Farrell said Smith
could join the team as early
as next week when the Red
Sox play at the Chicago
White Sox. ... LHP Eduardo
Rodriguez (dislocated right
kneecap) will make his first
rehab assignment on Thursday at Pawtucket.
Red Sox: RHP Steven
Wright (1-2, 1.40) will make
his first start against the
Braves as the teams travel
to Boston for two more
games. Wright is coming off
a win over Houston in which
he threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings.
Braves: RHP Bud Norris (1-3, 6.75) has allowed
at least four runs in three
straight starts. He is 2-3 with
a 3.07 ERA in seven career
starts against Boston.
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REACH FOR IT — Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroeder (17) reaches in to
try to steal the ball from Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) during the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball playoffs first-round series Tuesday, in
Atlanta. Atlanta won 110-83.
AP Photo/John Bazemore
a 42-point third quarter that
turned the game into a rout.
Scott led the balanced
Hawks with 17 points, while
Bazemore and Teague had 16
apiece. Evan Turner topped
Boston with 15 points.
“You get the crowd behind
you, and then you make a
few in a row,” Bazemore said.
“The rim gets bigger and bigger.”
Celtics star Isaiah Thomas,
who averaged 35 points in
two victories at Boston that
evened the series, managed
only seven points on 3-of-12
shooting. He hobbled off to
the locker room in the closing
minutes with a sprained left
Thomas said it wasn’t anything serious, and he expects
to be ready to go Thursday.
There was no need to come
back in this one, especially
after the Hawks harassed
Thomas all night with traps
and double teams, making it
clear they were going to put
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the scoring burden on the rest
of the Celtics.
“It should be a sign of disrespect to my teammates,”
Thomas said. “Other guys
have to step up and make
The Hawks got a chance to
rest their starters in the final
quarter, too. Little-used players such as Kris Humphries,
Kirk Hinrich and Lamar Patterson closed out the game for
the home team.
Humphries, playing in the
series for the first time, even
knocked down a couple of 3s.
Thomas was booed by the
Atlanta crowd every time
he touched the ball, the fans
still mindful of an incident in
Game 3 in which the guard
took a swing at Atlanta’s Dennis Schroder.
The Boston star was assessed a Flagrant 1 foul but
avoided a suspension when
the league office reviewed the
Former Hawks owner Ted
Turner was among those sitting in the front row for Game
Atlanta Falcons stars Julio
Jones and Devonta Freeman
were also in the house, along
with several of their NFL
Celtics: G Avery Bradley
(hamstring) missed his fourth
straight game and remains unlikely to return in the series. ...
Jonas Jerebko, coming off two
strong games in Boston, was
held to six points and eight
rebounds. ... Boston shot 37.7
percent (29 of 77) from the
field, including 7 of 29 from
beyond the arc.
Hawks: All 13 players attempted at least one 3-pointer.
... Paul Millsap was held to 10
points coming off his 45-point
effort in Game 4. ... Al Horford missed his first eight
shots and finished with just six
points on 2-of-11 shooting.
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Blood donations urged for
Trauma Awareness Month
DEDHAM — May is
Trauma Awareness Month
and the American Red
Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or
platelets to help ensure
lifesaving blood products
are available for trauma
patients and others with
serious medical needs.
Each year, trauma accounts for approximately
41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital admissions in
the U.S., according to the
National Trauma Institute.
A single-car accident victim can need as many as
100 units of blood.
The Red Cross provides blood to approximately 2,600 hospitals
nationwide, including 89
throughout the Massachusetts & Connecticut Blood
Services Region.
“It’s the blood products
on the shelves that helps
save lives in an emergency,” said Trish Sablitz,
Director of Donor Recruitment for the Massachusetts & Connecticut
Blood Services Region.
“When seconds matter,
having a readily available
blood supply is critical to
trauma patient care.”
When there is not time
to determine a patient’s
blood type, such as in
trauma situations, type O
negative blood and type
AB plasma are what emergency personnel reach for
because they can be given
to patients with any blood
type. Less than 7 percent
of the population has type
O negative blood, and
only about 4 percent of the
population has type AB
blood. Donors with these
blood types are an important part of the trauma
team and encouraged to
donate as often as they are
Donated blood helped
save Diana Heredia’s life
following a car accident.
Suffering from four broken ribs, a lacerated liver
and a punctured lung, Heredia received about five
units of blood. “I was in
pretty bad shape — hospitalized for about 28 days,”
she said. “Ever since I’ve
tried to recruit blood donors, have blood drives
and give blood as much as
Donors of all blood types
are currently needed.
Blood donation appointments can be scheduled by
using the Red Cross Blood
Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling
1-800-RED CROSS (1800-733-2767).
A blood donor card or
driver’s license or two other forms of identification
are required when checking in. Individuals who are
17 years of age (16 with
parental consent in some
states), weigh at least 110
pounds and are in generally good health may be
eligible to donate blood.
High school students and
other donors 18 years of
age and younger also have
to meet certain height and
weight requirements.
Blood donors can now
save time at their next donation by using RapidPass
to complete their pre-donation reading and health
history questionnaire online, on the day of their
donation, prior to arriving
at the blood drive. To get
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TAG-A-TROUT — Despite the rain, a sizeable crowd made it out to the annual Tag-A-Trout event held at
Gate 31 of the Quabbin Reservoir in New Salem recently. In total 250 of the planned 5,000 rainbow trout
were deposited in the Quabbin that morning. Photo by Jared Robinson
Trump, Clinton press closer to general election showdown
AP White House Correspondent
— Bolstering his grip on
the Republican primaries,
Donald Trump prepared
Wednesday for a general
election showdown with
Hillary Clinton, accusing
the Democratic frontrunner of “playing the
woman card” in her presidential campaign.
Trump swept five states
in Tuesday’s Northeast
primaries, bringing him
tantalizingly close to securing the Republican
nomination against Texas
Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio
Gov. John Kasich. Clinton, meanwhile, is now 90
percent of the way to her
On Dec. 26, 2006, former party’s nomination after
President Gerald R. Ford four solid victories of her
died in Rancho Mirage, own.
California, at age 93.
Trump, the Republican businessman, pushed
forward with his charge
that Clinton is “playing
the woman card,” tellBy virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in ing CNN’s “New Day”
a certain Mortgage given by ERROL C. MORRIS to America’s in a telephone interview
Moneyline, Inc., dated September 27, 2005 and recorded with
Wednesday that “she does
the Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds at
Book 37505, Page 382 subsequently assigned to Saxon Funding have the woman card” but
Management, Inc. by America’s Moneyline, Inc. by assignment said that “a lot of women
recorded in said Registry of Deeds at Book 37506, Page 1 sub- don’t like Hillary, despite
sequently assigned to Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, the card.”
as Trustee for Saxon Asset Securities Trust 2005-4, Mortgage Loan
Clinton said during her
Asset Backed Certificates, Series 2005-4 by Saxon Mortgage, Inc.
night rally in
DBA Saxon Funding Management, Inc. by assignment recorded in said Registry of Deeds at Book 49398, Page 173; of which Philadelphia that Trump
Mortgage the undersigned is the present holder for breach of had accused her of playing
the conditions of said Mortgage and for the purpose of foreclos- the “woman card,” telling
ing same will be sold at Public Auction at 1:00 PM on May 11, supporters, “if fighting
2016 at 295 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Athol, MA, all and singular the for women’s health care
premises described in said Mortgage, to wit:
and paid family leave and
The land in Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts, bounded equal pay is playing the
and described as follows: Beginning at a stone bound at the ‘woman card,’ then deal
westerly corner thereof in the easterly line of Chestnut Hill Ave- me in.”
nue and 96 feet northeasterly from Lee Street at an intersection
Trump, in an interview
with said Chestnut Hill Avenue, thence southeasterly and at a with MSNBC’s “Morning
right angle with said Chestnut Hill Avenue and by land formerly
Joe,” said Wednesday he
of Frank Herbeck 59.46 feet to a stone bound; thence southerly,
making an exterior angle of 169 degrees 3’ and by land formerly hadn’t “quite recovered
of said Herbeck seventy-five (75) feet to a stone bound at land — it’s early in the mornnow or formerly of Michael Finn; thence northeasterly by said ing — from her shouting
Finn land about 61 feet to land now or formerly of Jennie D. Cot- that message. I know a
ton; thence northwesterly by said Cotton land about 150 feet lot of people would say,
to Chestnut Hill Avenue; thence southwesterly by said Chestnut
‘you can’t say that about a
Hill Avenue 60.83 feet to the place of beginning. Also the land in
said Athol on the east side of Chestnut Hill Avenue bounded and woman because of course
described as follows: Beginning at the southwest corner of land a woman doesn’t shout.’
hereinabove described thence S. 47 degrees 12’ 54” E. 61.44 But the way she shouted
feet to a stone bound in the driveway; thence S. 36 degrees 15’ that message was not ... I
50’ E. 74.03 feet to a stone bound; thence N. 38 degrees 33’ 34” guess I’ll have to get used
W. 73.51 feet to a gun barrel set; thence N. 47 degrees 12’ 54”
to it for the next four or
W. 61.44 feet to a gun barrel set in the easterly line of Chestnut
Hill Avenue; thence N. 42 degrees 30’ 04” E., 3 feet to the place five months.”
The Republican race
of beginning. See plan of land in Athol to be conveyed to Ethel
F. Depratti scale 1”=20’, 20 September 1979, Berry Engineering, now turns to Indiana,
Inc., Petersham, Mass., recorded in Worcester District Registry where next week’s primaof Deeds, Plan Book 468 Page 113. Being the same premises ry marks one of Cruz’s last
conveyed to the grantee by deed recorded February 26, 2002,
chances to slow Trump
Book 26040, Page 390, Worcester County, Massachusetts Records. AKA: 295 Chestnut Hill Avenue Athol, MA 01331
The premises are to be sold subject to and with the benefit of
all easements, restrictions, building and zoning laws, liens, attorney’s fees and costs pursuant to M.G.L.Ch.183A, unpaid taxes,
tax titles, water bills, municipal liens and assessments, rights of
tenants and parties in possession.
A deposit of FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND 00 CENTS ($5,000.00)
in the form of a certified check, bank treasurer’s check or money order will be required to be delivered at or before the time
the bid is offered. The successful bidder will be required to execute a Foreclosure Sale Agreement immediately after the close
of the bidding. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid
within thirty (30) days from the sale date in the form of a certified check, bank treasurer’s check or other check satisfactory
to Mortgagee’s attorney. The Mortgagee reserves the right to
bid at the sale, to reject any and all bids, to continue the sale
and to amend the terms of the sale by written or oral announcement made before or during the foreclosure sale. If the sale
is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be
entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The purchaser shall
have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee
or the Mortgagee’s attorney. The description of the premises
contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of an error
in this publication. TIME WILL BE OF THE ESSENCE.
Other terms if any, to be announced at the sale.
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and push the race toward
a contested convention.
While Trump does need
to keep winning in order to stay on his narrow
path to the GOP nomination, he declared himself
the party’s “presumptive
nominee” after Tuesday’s
results rolled in.
“It’s over. As far as I’m
concerned it’s over,” he
declared. The real estate
mogul now has 77 percent
of the delegates he needs.
Trump planned to deliver a foreign policy speech
in Washington and then
Clinton said of the GOP
Trump’s victories came
in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.
Clinton ceded only Rhode
Island to Vermont Sen.
Bernie Sanders.
Sanders, in an interview with The Associated
Press, conceded he has
a “very narrow path and
we’re going to have to win
some big victories.”
In the Republican race,
Cruz and Kasich are desperately trying to force
Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald
AP photos
campaign in Indiana. The
address at a downtown
hotel is the first in a series of speeches the Republican front-runner is
expected to give in the
coming weeks, all with the
goal of easing Americans’
concerns about his readiness for the presidency.
Likewise, Clinton was
eager to turn her attention
to Trump. While Clinton
advisers say they won’t
underestimate Trump, as
many of his vanquished
Republican rivals did, her
campaign sees opportunities to not only energize
Democrats in an effort to
keep him out of the White
House but also appeal to
Republicans turned off by
the brash billionaire.
“If you are a Democrat, an independent or
a thoughtful Republican,
you know that their approach is not going to
build an America where
we increase opportunity
or decrease inequality,”
a convention fight. The
challengers have even
taken the rare step of announcing plans to coordinate in upcoming contests to try to minimize
Trump’s delegate totals.
But that effort did little
to stop Trump from a big
showing in the Northeast,
where he picked up at
least 105 of the 118 delegates up for grabs. He
now has 950 of the 1,237
delegates he needs to secure the nomination.
Cruz spent Tuesday in
Indiana, where Kasich’s
campaign has withdrawn
in an attempt to give the
Texas senator a clear path.
“Tonight this campaign
moves back to more favorable terrain,” Cruz
said during an evening
rally in Knightstown, Indiana.
Yet there’s no doubt
the GOP is deeply divided by Trump’s candidacy. In Pennsylvania,
exit polls showed nearly
pears to be preparations
for a live-fire drill.
An official from the
South’s Joint Chiefs of
Staff, who didn’t want to
be named, citing office
rules, said the information came from an analysis of South Korean satel-
lite imagery.
It comes ahead of a crucial North Korean ruling
party congress next month
during which leader Kim
Jong Un is expected to
shake up the country’s political elite and announce
major state goals in an effort to further consolidate
his power.
North Korea in recent
weeks has repeatedly
threatened to strike the
presidential palace and
government buildings in
Seoul amid annual joint
military drills between the
United States and South
Korea and heightened
sanctions against North
Korea over its recent nuclear test and long-range
rocket launch.
A pre-emptive largescale strike by North Korea against the South is
highly unlikely. Such a
move would risk bringing
down Kim’s authoritarian
rule given the likely military response of the U.S.
and South Korea.
N. Korea erects mock-up of Seoul presidential palace
Associated Press
SEOUL, South Korea
(AP) — South Korea said
Wednesday that North
Korea has built a half-size
mock-up of the South’s
presidential palace at a
firing range in what ap-
Man pleads guilty in punching death
(AP) — A Worcester man
has pleaded guilty to causing another man’s death
by punching him in the
face, making him fall over
and hit his head.
Duamel Ocasio was sentenced to up to six years
in prison after pleading
guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of
51-year-old Saveng Vilayvanh in January 2014.
The Telegram & Gazette
reports that the 45-yearold Ocasio punched the
victim during an argument. The victim fell and
hit his head on the sidewalk. He died three days
later of blunt force trauma
to the rear of his head and
brain injury.
Defense lawyer David
Cataldo, who called the
death “an absolute tragedy.”
Ocasio had previous
convictions of assault with
intent to murder and cocaine distribution.
On Sunday, April 24,
1970, the People’s Republic
of China launched its first
satellite, which kept transmitting a song, “The East Is
4 in 10 GOP voters said
they would be excited by
Trump becoming president, but the prospect of
the real estate mogul in
the White House scared a
quarter of those who cast
ballots in the state’s Republican primary.
In another potential
general election warning
sign for Republicans, 6 in
10 GOP voters in Pennsylvania said the Republican
campaign has divided the
party — a sharp contrast
to the 7 in 10 Democratic
voters in the state who
said the race between
Clinton and Sanders has
energized their party.
The exit polls were
conducted by Edison Research for The Associated
Press and television networks.
Democrats award delegates
which allowed Clinton to
maintain her lead over
Sanders even as he rattled
off a string of wins in recent contests.
According to the AP
count, Clinton now has
2,141 delegates while
Sanders has 1,321.
That count includes
delegates won in primaries and caucuses, as well
as superdelegates — party
insiders who can back the
candidate of their choice,
regardless of how their
state votes.
Sanders has vowed to
stay in the race until voting wraps up in June. He
continues to raise millions
of dollars and attract big
crowds, including Tuesday
night in West Virginia,
where he urged his supporters to recognize that
they are “powerful people
if you choose to exercise
that power.”
Associated Press writers Catherine Lucey in
Rubinkam in Hamburg,
Pennsylvania, and Ken
Thomas, Laurie Kellman, Chad Day, Stephen
Ohlemacher and Hope
Yen in Washington contributed to this report.
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The Town of Phillipston will
hold their Annual Town Meeting on Wednesday, May 4, 2016
at 7:00 pm in the gym of the
Phillipston Memorial School, 20
The Common, Phillipston, MA.
Thomas Brouillet, Chairman
John Telepciak, Clerk
Terrence Dymek, Vice Chairman
April 20, 27, 2016
The New Salem Planning
Board will hold a public hearing on May 4, 2016 regarding
the special permit application
by SBA Towers V, LLC, to continue to maintain and operate
the wireless communications
tower and accessory facilities located near 38 Blueberry
Hill Road (Pacel ID: 403-50.1).
The meeting will be held in the
Stowell Building at 19 South
Main Street, New Salem at 7:00
PM. Any persons interested
or wishing to be heard on the
application are welcome to
appear at the time and place
designated above.
David Cramer, Clerk
New Salem Planning Board
April 20, 27, 2016
ATHOL DAILY NEWS Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Page 9
Today In History
By The Associated Press
Mercury Retrograde in Taurus Mercury turns retrograde in Taurus, the
realm of finance. This transit promises to rock our ideas about value, fair
exchange, quality and even time. Prepare to scrutinize and be scrutinized
on the subject of money. There is much to be learned from the way we
deal in this energy. What we perceive as valuable will likely change in the
weeks to come. ARIES (March 21-April 19). The mild degree of weariness you may be
feeling today is best described by the French word “ennui.” Luckily, all it
will take is one interesting conversation to change all of that.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ve great social foresight — you know
when two people simply must meet and you make the introduction. The
world will be forever altered because of the people you bring together.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). What if you were just as likely to succeed in
a small matter as you were in a big one? What problem would you try to
tackle in that case? Focus there because truly, the scale of things matters
less than it logically should.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your understanding of human motivation
and behavior will save you from a hassle — that is if you act on your social
instinct. There’s no room for self-doubt. Move forward in confidence!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Due to variables out of your control, it’s likely that
you won’t be able to adhere to the schedule. You can, however, keep to
an order of events. That’s the way to clarity and productivity.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There’s a great potential to waste money and
an equal potential to strike a rather heroic deal. So before you buy what
you need, ask around. Chances are that a friend, neighbor or family member has one you can borrow.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Just because you can enjoy a comfortable
silence with someone you’re close to doesn’t mean you should do it too
often. It would be pretty easy to stop trying to break new conversational
ground. You’re too charming to let this happen.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). One relationship stands out from the rest
today, either because it needs special attention or because it brings such
fullness and joy to your world that you can’t help but focus on it.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The human condition can be so tragic.
Because you’re willing and able to fully connect with your fellow human
beings, you get your heart broken on a regular basis. It’s beautiful though.
You wouldn’t have it any other way.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You could keep on asking questions
forever, but nothing would get done. This is a time to stand in what you
know and deliver results based on that for a while. Revisions can be
made further down the line.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There have been times when you thought
you were destined to always be the one who loves more, sacrifices greater and maximizes whatever small returns come of that. It turns out that’s
not true. Prepare for huge love.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The day may include a tedious errand or
a nasty bit of work, but none of it seems so bad because you’ve a song
in your heart and a very intriguing project or person to spend your leisure
time with later.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (APRIL 28). The support you’ll receive from a gifted, creative and kind person will turn your world upside down. You’ll soak
in the love and become powerful and strong through it. In July, you’ll pay
it forward by being an advocate for another. August features travel, poetic
justice and the start of an education that will be complete in 2018. Leo
and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 3, 1, 9 and 18.
Local Programming
Wednesday, April 27
2:00 PM Erving Evangelical Church:
Storms: April 3, 2016
2:30 PM Minister Tony Tona: Holy Spirit
3:00 PM Deer Impact
4:10 PM History of the Orange District
Court Part 1
5:10 PM History of the Orange District
Court Part 2
6:05 PM What’s the Buzz: Lyme Disease
6:50 PM Community Compact Signing
Ceremony with Lt Governor Polito February 11, 2016
7:15 PM Introduction to the Community
Foundation of North Central MA
8:00 PM Stepping Out with Lumphy:
Athol Area YMCA
8:45 PM Solutions Rising: April 11, 2016
9:20 PM Americanism Night 2016
10:00 PM Stop the Pipeline - Update
Show: April 12, 2016
10:30 PM Stop the Pipeline MA: Homeowners Speak Out: Barry, Winchendon
10:45 PM Stop the Pipeline MA: Homeowners Speak Out: State Rep. Paul
11:00 PM Americas Army: Use of Television on the Battlefield
11:30 PM Veterans View
Thursday, April 28
12:00 AM Democracy Now!
1:00 AM Mission St. Cong. Church: You
Shall Not Bear False Witness: Part 2
1:30 AM Bethesda Ministries presents
Straight Talk: The Passover Lamb
Today is Wednesday, April
27, the 118th day of 2016.
There are 248 days left in
the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On April 27, 1986, a video
pirate calling himself “Captain Midnight” interrupted
a movie on HBO with a
printed onscreen message
protesting home satellite
de-scrambling fees. (Captain Midnight turned out to
be John R. MacDougall of
Florida, who was fined and
placed on probation.)
On this date:
In 1521, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan
was killed by natives in the
In 1791, the inventor
of the telegraph, Samuel
Morse, was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts.
In 1822, the 18th president
of the United States, Ulysses
S. Grant, was born in Point
Pleasant, Ohio.
In 1865, the steamer Sultana, carrying freed Union
prisoners of war, exploded
on the Mississippi River
near Memphis, Tennessee;
death toll estimates vary
from 1,500 to 2,000.
In 1891, Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev was born
in present-day Ukraine.
In 1925, the song “Yes, Sir!
That’s My Baby” by Walter
Donaldson and Gus Kahn
was published by Irving Berlin, Inc. of New York.
In 1938, King Zog I of the
Albanians married Countess Geraldine Apponyi de
In 1941, German forces
occupied Athens during
World War II.
In 1967, Expo ‘67 was officially opened in Montreal
by Canadian Prime Minister
Lester B. Pearson.
Market watch
2:00 AM Erving Evangelical Church:
Storms: April 3, 2016
2:30 AM Minister Tony Tona: Holy Spirit
3:00 AM Deer Impact
4:10 AM History of the Orange District
Court Part 1
5:10 AM History of the Orange District
Court Part 2
6:05 AM What’s the Buzz: Lyme Disease
6:50 AM Community Compact Signing
Ceremony with Lt Governor Polito February 11, 2016
7:15 AM Introduction to the Community
Foundation of North Central MA
8:00 AM Stepping Out with Lumphy:
Athol Area YMCA
8:45 AM Solutions Rising: April 11, 2016
9:20 AM Americanism Night 2016
10:00 AM Stop the Pipeline - Update
Show: April 12, 2016
10:30 AM Stop the Pipeline MA: Homeowners Speak Out: Barry, Winchendon
10:45 AM Stop the Pipeline MA: Homeowners Speak Out: State Rep. Paul
11:00 AM Americas Army: Use of Television on the Battlefield
11:30 AM Veterans View
12:00 PM Democracy Now!
1:00 PM Stop the Pipeline - Update
Show: April 12, 2016
1:30 PM Stop the Pipeline MA: Homeowners Speak Out: Michele, Groton
1:50 PM Stop the Pipeline MA: Homeowners Speak Out: Tom & Anne, Athol
April 26, 2016
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Standard &
Poor’s 500
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In 1973, Acting FBI Director L. Patrick Gray resigned after it was revealed
that he’d destroyed files removed from the safe of Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt.
In 1982, the trial of John
W. Hinckley Jr., who had
shot four people, including
President Ronald Reagan,
began in Washington. (The
trial ended with Hinckley’s
acquittal by reason of insanity.)
In 1992, the new Federal
Republic of Yugoslavia was
proclaimed in Belgrade by
the republic of Serbia and
its lone ally, Montenegro.
Russia and 12 other former
Soviet republics won entry
into the International Monetary Fund and the World
Bank. Betty Boothroyd
became the first female
Speaker of Britain’s House
of Commons.
Ten years ago: Construction began on the 1,776-foot
Freedom Tower at the site
of the World Trade Center in New York City. The
publisher of the teen novel
“How Opal Mehta Got
Kissed, Got Wild and Got
a Life” pulled the book off
the market after its author,
a Harvard student, said she
had unintentionally lifted
numerous passages from another writer.
Five years ago: Powerful
tornadoes raked the South
and Midwest; according to
the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration, more than 120 twisters
resulted in 316 deaths. An
Afghan officer, Col. Ahmed
Gul, killed eight U.S. airmen and one U.S. civilian
during a routine meeting at
an Afghan air force headquarters compound in Kabul; Gul died in an exchange
of fire that followed his attack. Responding to critics’
relentless claims, President
Barack Obama produced a
detailed Hawaii birth certificate in an extraordinary
attempt to bury the issue of
where he’d been born and
confirm his legitimacy to
hold office. Tony Awardwinning “Promises, Promises” actress Marian Mercer,
75, died in Thousand Oaks,
One year ago: Rioters
plunged part of Baltimore
into chaos, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars
ablaze and throwing bricks
at officers hours after thousands attended a funeral
for Freddie Gray, who died
from a severe spinal injury
he’d suffered in police custody; the Baltimore Orioles’ home game against
the Chicago White Sox was
postponed because of safety
concerns. Opening statements took place in Centennial, Colorado, at the trial of
movie theater shooter James
Holmes. Loretta Lynch was
sworn in as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, the first African-American woman to
serve as the nation’s top law
enforcement official.
Today’s Birthdays: Actress
Anouk Aimee is 84. Rock
musician Jim Keltner is 74.
Cuba Gooding is 72. Singer
Ann Peebles is 69. Rock
singer Kate Pierson (The
B-52’s) is 68. Rhythm-andblues singer Herbie Murrell
(The Stylistics) is 67. Actor Douglas Sheehan is 67.
Rock musician Ace Frehley
is 65. Pop singer Sheena
Easton is 57. Actor James
Le Gros is 54. Rock musician Rob Squires (Big Head
Todd and the Monsters) is
51. Singer Mica Paris is 47.
Actor David Lascher is 44.
Actress Maura West is 44.
Actress Sally Hawkins is 40.
Rock singer Jim James (My
Morning Jacket) is 38. Rock
musician Patrick Hallahan
(My Morning Jacket) is 38.
Rock singer-musician Travis
Meeks (Days of the New)
is 37. Neo-soul musician
Joseph Pope III (Nathaniel
Rateliff & the Night Sweats)
is 37. Country musician
John Osborne (Brothers
Osborne) is 34. Actress Ari
Graynor is 33. Rock singermusician Patrick Stump (Fall
Out Boy) is 32. Pop singer
Nick Noonan (Karmin) is
30. Actor William Moseley is
29. Actress Emily Rios is 27.
Singer Allison Iraheta is 24.
Thought for Today: “Fear
not those who argue but
those who dodge.” — Dale
Carnegie, American writerlecturer (1888-1955).
Duck race winner has world option
HARVARD, Mass. (AP) — A rotary club in a small
Massachusetts town of 6,000 residents is gearing up for
its annual rubber ducky race where the winner’s prize is
a free dinner for two anywhere in the world.
The Boston Globe reports that the winner of Harvard’s Ducky Wucky River Race will receive free airfare, a two-night stay at a hotel and the fancy dinner.
The Ayer Rotary Club will kick off the festivities on
May 7, when a large construction vehicle will dump
thousands of numbered ducks into the Nashua River to
float downstream.
Last year’s champion dined in Venice, Italy. Rotary
member Jason Kauppi says past winners have traveled
as far as Paris, Tokyo and Australia.
Authorities release name of shooter
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have released
the name of the Lawrence man they say shot his girlfriend
and exchanged gunfire with police before killing himself inside the apartment the couple shared.
The Essex district attorney’s office on Wednesday identified the man as 34-year-old Antonio Gonzalez.
Police responded to the Melrose Street scene around
noon Tuesday for a report of shots fired.
Mayor Daniel Rivera says responding officers were fired
upon, and at least one officer returned fire. Gonzalez, armed
with a rifle, barricaded himself inside the apartment.
His 36-year-old girlfriend was taken to the hospital with
critical injuries. Authorities said Wednesday that she remains
alive. Her name was not disclosed.
Mass. GOP gears up to select delegates
BOSTON (AP) — An intense, behind-the-scenes
battle is underway as Massachusetts Republicans gear
up to select delegates to the National Republican Convention.
The possibility that Republican front-runner Donald
Trump will fail to win the nomination on a first ballot has the two remaining GOP presidential hopefuls
— Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich
— scrambling to line up delegates who would support
them on a second vote.
On Saturday, Republicans will scatter across Massachusetts to elect 27 of the state’s 42 GOP delegates —
three each in caucuses held in the state’s nine congressional districts.
State will not pursue eviction of Iraqis
SAUGUS, Mass. (AP) — State officials have abandoned plans to evict a family of nine Iraqi refugees now
living in suburban Boston for allowing guests in their statesubsidized motel room.
The Boston Globe reports state policy prohibits homeless residents staying in state-subsidized hotel rooms from
having visitors.
Ahmed al Rubaye says members from the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development visited his family’s rooms at the Colonial Traveler
Inn in Saugus on Friday and accused them of violating
the emergency shelter policy. Agency officials declined to
The alleged violations were for allowing two friends of
the family to visit as well as a Globe reporter and photographer who were profiling the family’s struggles.
Reporter jailed to spend year as fellow
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Washington Post reporter who was detained for more than 18 months in Iran
after being accused of espionage will spend the coming year
at Harvard University as a Nieman journalism fellow.
The Boston Globe reports Jason Rezaian will study “what
the new arc of US-Iran relations means for American foreign policy in the Middle East” while at Harvard.
Rezaian was arrested in July 2014. He remained jailed
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specified why Rezaian was targeted. He denied the charges.
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QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has chosen two developers for the transit agency’s forthcoming mixed-use project based around the
Red Line’s North Quincy Station.
The Boston Globe reports the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board unanimously voted to grant lease
rights for the development to a joint venture of Marylandbased Bozutto Development and Hingham-based Atlantic
Bozutto/Atlantic’s winning bid would pay the MBTA approximately $230 million over the course of a 99-year lease
for the $205 million project. Plans call for the construction
of 579 housing units, retail space and a 1,307-space parking
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ATHOL— Large 2 bedroom with
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good credit required. Available
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Dear Classified Guys,
When it comes to cars, I've learned
that one man's junk is another man's
treasure. My dad loved old cars, the
older the better. I'm not talking about
classic cars or hot rods. He loved
the old clunkers. He had a barn
where he collected six or seven old
cars from the late 60's and 70's.
Most of them ran, but certainly not
road worthy. When he passed away a
few months back, it was my job to
clean them out of the barn. At first I
was going to pay a wrecker to tow
them away, but then I placed a classified ad hoping someone might want
them and make me an offer.
Surprisingly, one guy saw my
ad and called a few of his
friends. By the weekend,
these guys drove across
three states with trailers to pick
up these cars for use in a demolition derby. I got $150 for each car!
I couldn't believe it. One guy told me
that in the world of smashing cars,
these vehicles were valuable, except
he didn't explain why. Can you elaborate why they would want these old
cars destined for the junk pile?
• • •
Cash: Some motor sports create a
huge following whether it's NASCAR,
Fast Facts
Parting Out
Preparing for a demolition derby is
not nearly as haphazard as the event.
A typical demolition car is stripped of
all interior fixtures, trim, plastic,
lights, glass, etc. This includes the
dashboard and extra seats. Then the
engine's radiator, battery and gas
tanks are typically relocated to the
center of the vehicle for protection.
Doors are welded shut, extra metal is
trimmed from the wheel wells and
bumpers are removed. Additionally,
roll bars and fire extinguishers are
usually added.
Duane “Cash” Holze
& Todd “Carry” Holze
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monster trucks or demolition derbies.
Carry: Nowadays most motor sports
require a large investment to participate.
Many of the titleholders in the racing circuit require sponsors to fund their automobiles. Even a monster truck can run
you six figures, not to mention all the
engineering expertise you will need.
Cash: On the other hand, the demolition derby is considerably different.
The events are typically smaller and the
startup costs usually involve more bravery than monetary investment. In fact, a
cheaper vehicle is preferred since most
of them don't last past the event.
Carry: The idea of a demolition derby
is to be the last car in the ring that isn't
disabled or demolished. That's where
your dad's old cars are indispensable.
Cash: Vehicles built prior to about
1977 were designed larger and heavier
with much more steel than cars today.
Combined with their heavy-duty gasguzzling engines, these cars have a better
chance of survival in a demolition derby.
Carry: As time goes on, finding
these older cars has become more and
more difficult. Participants are traveling longer distances and paying more to
get them.
Cash: It's good that you found your
dad's old cars a new home. However, it
looks like their last few miles will be
the toughest they've ever been driven!
Repeating History
Demolition derbies are believed to
have started in the 1950's and grown
through much of the 60's and 70's.
During the height of the sport's popularity, ABC's Wide World of Sports
broadcasted the World Championship
Demolition Derby on national television. Through the 80's and 90's, interest in the derby declined due to the
lack of television coverage and availability of older cars. However, in past
years, cable TV channels and reality
shows, combined with a new aging
fleet of minivans and compact cars,
has once again given life to the sport
of demolition derbies.
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On Patrol
As a highway patrol officer, I'm prepared for almost anything, or at least I
thought I was. I recently stopped a
rental truck with a broken tail light. As
I approached the driver, the gentleman
asked, "Was I speeding?"
"No sir," I told him. "You have a
broken tail light". He seemed surprised since he stopped for gas about
20 miles back and checked to make
sure everything was working. He then
exited the car to inspect for himself.
When he reached the rear of the
truck, I heard him shriek, "I don't
believe it!"
"Don't worry," I said trying to calm
him. "I'll let you off with a warning."
"It's not that," he replied in shock.
"When I left the gas station, I was
pulling a trailer!"
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Twitter’s destiny: staying small?
Not so fast, say its investors
AP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter gets lots of grief from investors because it hasn’t taken
over the world the way Facebook did, at least in terms of
amassing users.
But maybe it’s destined to
stay small, serving a vital, if
limited, role for the public.
Maybe Twitter just isn’t meant
to be an all-encompassing social utility. Maybe stock price
is not the only lens through
which a company can be valued. Twitter, perhaps even in
spite of its difficult interface
and site-specific lingo, has become a cultural force since its
2006 founding.
“I don’t think at this point
Twitter is ever going to reach
the size of Facebook and I
don’t know if that necessarily matters,” says Debra Aho
Williamson, an analyst at research firm eMarketer. Assuming, that is, that Twitter
can figure out some way to
make money off people who
read tweets but don’t ever log
into the service.
Things got worse on Tuesday, when Twitter reported
dismal user figures — 310
million, up from 305 million
a year ago but down from 320
million in the fourth quarter.
That makes it about one-fifth
Facebook’s size. It can’t even
brag about being larger than
LinkedIn, its more buttonedup (and buttoned-down) professional networking cousin.
While Twitter’s per-share
earnings beat Wall Street’s expectations, revenue fell short.
Revenue grew 36 percent to
$595 million from $436 million a year earlier. Analysts
polled by FactSet had expected $607.9 million. Twitter’s already-clobbered stock
fell $2.09, or 11.7 percent, to
$15.67 in after-hours trading.
Ever since returned to helm
the company he co-founded
in 2006, CEO Jack Dorsey has
insisted that Twitter needs to
work harder at both attracting new users and giving occa-
sional visitors more reasons to
check back in. To date, neither
has happened.
Yet Twitter has a firm hold
on the public consciousness.
Even non-users are at least
aware of its existence, if not
totally up to speed on its purpose. The Pope is on Twitter;
so are President Obama and
Beyoncé, along with a cadre of
lesser celebrities. Unlike Facebook, a place for friends, family and near-forgotten grade
school classmates, Twitter is
a great place to follow actors,
soccer players, late-night comedians and newsmakers to
feel like you are in the know.
“Twitter’s problem is that
the management does not understand what they have,” said
Wedbush Securities analyst
Michael Pachter, who argued
that the company is still failing
to retool itself for new users.
Calling the service “horribly
complicated,” Pachter rattled
off a series of his own Twitter
issues, even though he considers himself a power user.
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Apple reports iPhone sales down,
first revenue drop since 2003
AP Technology Writer
(AP) — Apple sold more
than 51 million iPhones in
the first three months of
this year — and that’s the
That’s 10 million fewer
iPhones than the tech giant sold during the same
quarter a year ago. As a
result, Apple on Tuesday
reported its first drop in
quarterly revenue in 13
years — and the first-ever
year-over-year decline in
iPhone sales.
The slide is putting
more pressure on Apple
and CEO Tim Cook to
come up with its next big
Cook, of course, has
problems many corporate bosses would kill to
have. Despite the decline
in sales, Apple managed
to rack up $10.5 billion in
profit for the quarter.
“The future of Apple
is very bright,” Cook told
analysts on a conference
call Tuesday.
But Apple is battling
perceptions that its latest
iPhones aren’t that different from previous models, at a time when overall smartphone sales are
slowing around the world.
Apple also sells iPads,
Mac computers and other
gadgets, but nearly twothirds of its $50.6 billion
in quarterly revenue came
from iPhones.
“They need to come
out with that next great
product,” said Angelo
Zino, a financial analyst
with S&P Global Market
Intelligence. Zino said
that while he is optimistic about the company’s
future, “Apple absolutely
needs to start diversifying
their revenue base.”
Overall, the company’s
revenue in the JanuaryMarch quarter was down
13 percent from a year
earlier. And the company
surprised analysts by forecasting another revenue
drop of 13 percent or
more in the current quarter.
The forecast, which was
announced after Apple
had closed for the day at
$104.35 a share, drove its
stock price down 8 percent in extended trading.
Apple hasn’t reported
a year-over-year sales
decline since 2003, when
the iPod was still relatively new and the iPhone
didn’t exist. Since then,
the iPhone and other
products have propelled
the company’s stock value
from $5 billion to $579
billion, making it the most
valuable public company
in the world.
Despite the quarterly
decline, Chief Financial
Officer Luca Maestri defended the iPhone business in an interview with
The Associated Press.
“We think we can continue to bring a lot of innovation to the market,”
he said of future models,
while adding that Apple is
working to expand other
lines of business.
Apple’s revenue for the
quarter included $6 billion from online services,
apps and other software,
he noted. That’s up 20
percent from a year earlier. Analysts agree the
figure could rise further,
given that there are more
than 500 million iPhones
in use.
Many were hoping the
Apple Watch would be
the company’s next big
hit when it went on sale
a year ago. Apple hasn’t
revealed sales figures for
the watch, but most analysts estimate the company has sold 12 million
or more, producing well
over $5 billion in revenue.
That’s more than twice
the number of iPhones
sold in the first year after
the product’s introduction
in 2007.
While some owners say
they’re delighted with the
Apple Watch, others have
that it doesn’t do more.
And critics say it hasn’t
ignited consumer passions
in the way the iPhone became a must-have product.
Apple said iPad and
Mac sales both fell in the
quarter. Meanwhile, the
company is also widely
believed to be working on
other new products, such
as virtual reality headsets
and even electric cars.
But Apple hasn’t officially confirmed any
plans, and Cook recently
signaled that a car isn’t
coming soon.
“Do you remember
when you were a kid and
Christmas Eve, it was so
exciting — you weren’t
sure what was going to be
downstairs? Well, it’s going to be Christmas Eve
for a while,” he cautioned
when asked about an Apple car in February.
Analysts are expecting
Apple’s performance to
improve in the fall, when
it’s expected to release
the next generation of
iPhones with as-yet undisclosed new features.
For now, Apple is finding it difficult to match
the blockbuster sales it
racked up last year, when
shoppers flocked to buy
the first iPhones with larger screens — similar to
the 5- and 6-inch models
that Samsung and other
competitors were already
“I think what we’re seeing here is those tough
year’s sales figures, Zino
said. “We’re also seeing
a lot of consumers holding onto their old phones,
until the iPhone 7 launch
this fall.”
Colin Gillis, an investment analyst with BGC
Financial, said smartphone sales are likely to
level off rather than grow.
As with PCs and tablets
in recent years, he said,
it’s becoming more difficult for manufacturers
to come up with dramatic
improvements that get
shoppers excited.
Court employees implicated in
Springfield parking scheme
(AP) — Nearly 50 employees of the Hampden County courthouse, most of them
court security officers,
have been implicated in a
scheme to get discounted
parking intended for jurors
at a nearby garage.
A spokeswoman for the
Massachusetts Trial Court
tells The Republican newspaper that 31 court officers and 18 others were involved.
Jennifer Donahue says
those employees will be required to pay about $36,000
combined in restitution to
the Springfield Parking Authority. She says other disciplinary measures may be
A spokesman for the
Hampden district attorney
says the office is not investigating. No names were released.
Under the scheme, court
employees used tokens to
pay the juror rate of $3 per
day, instead of the $95 per
month parking pass.
Information from: The
Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.
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Wrongful termination suit dismissed
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A federal judge has
dismissed a wrongful termination lawsuit filed against the
town by a former municipal employee.
The Berkshire Eagle reported Monday that the U.S. District Court judge’s ruling in Scott Muir’s lawsuit can be appealed by May 4.
Muir, of Stockbridge, was terminated from his two positions in March 2014, shortly after a jury acquitted him on
sexual assault charges.
The town suspended Muir without pay following his
April 2012 arrest. Muir was paid $83,000 in back pay and
benefits and reinstated on paid administrative leave after
the acquittal. Muir’s lawsuit claimed the town violated his
14th Amendment due-process civil rights by declining to
restore him to his positions.
The town argued that Muir wasn’t entitled to federal dueprocess protection because he was an “at will” employee.
Woman in kidnapping to be moved
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts baby sitter
accused of kidnapping and assaulting a toddler she cared
for will be moved from a mental health hospital to a state
prison to await trial.
Topsfield resident Abigail Hanna has been held at a
Worcester hospital for the past five months.
A Salem Superior Court judge Monday ordered the
21-year-old Hanna to be moved to a women’s prison in
Framingham after doctors at the Worcester facility said
they don’t think she needs to stay.
Hanna faces charges including assault and kidnapping.
Authorities say she broke into the 2-year-old girl’s home
and kidnapped her in November. The girl was found miles
away in Rowley by a couple who said she was naked and
had her head shaved.
A competency hearing is scheduled for May 18.
Hanna’s attorney has entered a not-guilty plea for her.
Mumps outbreak; students isolated
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A mumps outbreak at
Harvard University has affected 40 members of the school
community in the last two months.
Boston.com reports that nearly a dozen students were in
isolation as of Monday evening.
Harvard first announced in March there were two confirmed cases of mumps at the school. The number has continued to rise despite investigations into the infection’s cause
and efforts to isolate affected students.
The public health department in Cambridge, Mass., where
Harvard is located, determined a month ago that all infected
students to that point had received a mumps vaccine prior to
contracting the infection. A department spokeswoman says
she hasn’t heard of any confirmed cases in the city unrelated
to the Harvard community.
Mumps is a viral infection that causes swelling in the salivary glands and cheeks.
Schools getting $2M to test for lead
BOSTON (AP) — School districts that want to test for
lead in their drinking water are getting a $2 million boost
from the state.
The funding announced Tuesday will pay for technical assistance to help public schools sample their taps and water
fountains. The testing will help identify results that show lead
contamination over the federal action level.
Testing will focus on public school water fountains and fixtures used for food preparation.
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker said the goal is to ensure a
safe learning environment.
The $2 million will come out of the state’s clean water trust
and be administered by the Massachusetts Department of
Environmental Protection.
The money could help more than 1,700 schools design water sampling programs and assist those schools that test high
for lead resolve the problem.
FIELD TRIP — The Friends of Mahar Music coordinated and raised funds for a field trip for the Mahar
band and chorus to see a performance of STOMP! at the UMass Fine Arts Center on April 13, in Amherst.
STOMP! entertained the group with basketballs, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo-brand lighters and more
as they filled the stage with energizing beats that were as inventive as they were invigorating. This trip was
supported in part by grants from the Petersham, New Salem, Wendell and Orange local cultural councils
(local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency) and the New
Salem Academy.
NTSB: El Faro’s missing data recorder found
Associated Press
Search crews on Tuesday found the missing data
recorder of the sunken
freighter El Faro, which
went down in 15,000 feet
of water last year after
getting caught in Hurricane Joaquin.
Scientists and federal
accident investigators using a remotely operated
undersea vehicle found
the device northeast of
Acklins and Crooked Islands, Bahamas, the National
Safety Board said. The
small device was mounted
to the El Faro’s mast and
has yet to be recovered,
officials said.
about the size of a basketball almost three miles under the surface of the sea
is a remarkable achievement,” NTSB Chairman
Christopher A. Hart said
in a news release. He
added that they have not
yet figured out how to retrieve the recorder.
The 790-foot freighter
sank last October after
losing propulsion while
traveling between Jacksonville and San Juan,
Puerto Rico. The ship
got caught in Joaquin’s
155 mph winds and strong
seas. All 33 crew died.
The NTSB failed to find
the data recorder in its
first search of the wreckage near the Bahamas.
But images from an underwater vessel showed
the ship’s top decks had
broken loose and a breach
had punctured its hull.
The device is capable of
recording conversations
and sounds on the El Faro’s bridge, which may
help investigators better
understand the final moments of the ship’s final
Key questions remain
about routing decisions
made by ship Capt. Michael Davidson that took
the ship closer to the path
of the storm.
Up to now, investigators
were working with very
limited information about
the ill-fated voyage. Davidson had been warned
prior to the ship’s sinking
that the storm churning
offshore was forecast to
become a hurricane.
Yet, Davidson chose
to take a faster path that
took him closer to the
hurricane’s path, rather
than a slower, but safer
route. Why Davidson
chose the less safe route
is unknown.
A month prior to the El
Faro’s last journey during Tropical Storm Erika,
Davidson had taken the
slower, safer route after
the company, Tote Services Inc. sent out a company
alert about the storm. No
alert was sent out prior
to Joaquin, according to
testimony before a U.S.
Coast Guard panel investigating the sinking.
In a statement, Tote
said it appreciated the
persistence in the search
for the recorder.
“We hope that the information contained will
help with the goal to learn
everything possible about
the loss of our crew and
Audio from the recorder
will be a focus of the next
round of Coast Guard investigative hearings into
the El Faro’s sinking.
Those are scheduled to be
held in Jacksonville May
Some of the El Faro’s
crew’s family members
also welcomed the news.
“It means a great deal,”
said Barry Young, the uncle of LaShawn Rivera of
Jacksonville, the El Faro’s
chief cook. “Hopefully it
will give more information as to what happened,
and why it happened.”
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Vermont man pleads not guilty in crash
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors say a University
of Vermont student had a blood-alcohol content nearly
three times the legal limit to drive and was suffering
from acute alcohol intoxication when he crashed his car
in Massachusetts and killed his boyhood friend.
Joseph Castano, wearing a neck brace and with his
right arm in a sling, was released on $25,000 bail after
pleading not guilty Tuesday to charges including motor
vehicle homicide by operating under the influence of
Prosecutors say the 20-year-old Castano was speeding in his father’s BMW when he crashed into a utility
pole at about 12:15 a.m. Saturday near Endicott College in Beverly.
Castano’s passenger, 19-year-old Endicott student
Craig Sampson, died. Both men are from Williston,
Man arraigned on assault charges
BOSTON (AP) — A Waltham man has been arraigned on charges he assaulted two police officers after refusing to leave the Boston Public Library.
Forty-year-old Kevin Williams is charged with trespassing, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and assault
and battery on a police officer.
Prosecutors say Williams assaulted the officers after
library staff asked them to remove Williams from the
library’s McKim Building at about 11:45 a.m. Monday.
The officers were treated for non-life threatening injuries at Tufts Medical Center.
Williams is being held on $2,500 bail. He’s due back
in court May 23.
A judge ordered Williams to stay away from the library and remain alcohol-free while the case is pending.
It’s unclear whether he has an attorney who could
comment on the charges.
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Single-family home, condo sales soar
BOSTON (AP) — More single-family homes were
sold in Massachusetts last month than in any March
since 2004, according to one group that tracks the market.
The Massachusetts Association of Realtors announced Tuesday that the 3,452 homes sold last month
was 23 percent more than during March 2015.
The Warren Group, using different figures in its calculations, said the number of single-family home sold
was up more than 32 percent year over year.
The Warren Group also announced that for just the
second time in 20 years, the median price of a condominium surpassed the median price of a single-family
home. It was attributed in large part to the to the many
luxury condos being sold in Boston.
Both organizations reported that condo sales jumped
about 25 percent year over year.
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