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BROOKFIELD — The Worcester County Sheriff ’s Department will help Brookfield’s eldest residents comply with rules requiring house numbers to be prominently displayed. State Rep. Anne Gobi (D-Spencer) and Sheriff Guy Glodis announced Monday, July 20 that anyone in town aged 60 and older can request free house numbers made by
inmates at the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction. The signs come in two styles, have 4-inch-high numbers and are painted in pastel colors for easy visibility. That followed a suggestion by Selectman Peter O’Connell at his board’s July 14 meeting that the town start enforcing its house numbering bylaw, which would include levying fines after Oct. 31 for non-compliance. Instead, selectmen decided to work with
BY RYAN GRANNAN-DOLL NEW LEADER STAFF WRITER
EAST BROOKFIELD — Town Meeting voters will vote on a reduced Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District budget next week. East Brookfield voters will gather at 7 p.m. Monday, July 27 at the Memorial Town Complex to possibly approve a new fiscal 2010 budget. The spending proposal includes $285,371 in cuts that would force four teacher layoffs and not filling other positions. Voters rejected the budget earlier this year. If voters turn down the new budget, a regional Town Meeting, including voters from Spencer and East Brookfield, will be
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the directors of the town’s safety departments (such as the police and fire departments and the Brookfield Emergency Squad) to get the message out. The house numbering program now available in Brookfield is part of Worcester County TRIAD, a partnership between local councils on aging, police departments and
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EAST BROOKFIELD — Members of the Spencer and East Brookfield Boards of Selectmen may not be able to do much about the fiscal 2010 budget, but they vowed to change things in the budget process for next year and years to come. Those changes will come even before the budget process starts — and especially before the teachers’ contract is negotiated. That was the sentiment at a joint meeting of the two towns’ selectmen Monday, July 20, who discussed the Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District’s proposed budget.
Friday, July 24, 2009
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LEICESTER — A member of the Leicester chapter of the Red Hat Society is caught with a few pieces of cellophane tape on her nose after a game during the group’s annual picnic Wednesday, July 15. It was held for the first time at Lions Park in Cherry Valley, and featured lunch brought by members and games provided by the group. For more photos, please turn to Page A14.
wanted to honor his mother, Betty Starr, who passed away from melanoma at the age of 49. Starr is now the director of the
BROOKFIELD — Kevin Beckerdite has had the love of cycling in him for more than 10 years, but now he has decided to Turn To PAN-MASS, page A18 step up to the pedal, so to speak, and take the PanMass Challenge. The PMC will take place this year from Saturday, Aug. 1 through Monday, Aug. 3. The ride will raise money for the Jimmy Fund and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. A resident of Brookfield, Beckerdite dove into the sport a decade ago as a way to stay in shape. The passion for cycling that came out of it caught both he and his wife, Jeanette, by surprise. “He just hasn’t stopped,” said Jeanette Beckerdite, in response to his commitment to cycling. This is why she wasn’t surprised when her husband decided to challenge himself with the two-day journey from Sturbridge to Joy Richard photo Provincetown. Brookfield resident and Pan-Mass Challenge According to the Panparticipant Kevin Beckerdite poses for a Mass Challenge Web site, photo with his road bike. He has been an www.pmc.org, the history avid ride for the last 10 years and has taken of the event stems from a up the challenge as a way to honor his wife, man named Billy Starr who who is recovering from cancer.
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Jessica Chemero of Southbridge, above, casts a wary eye as she walks down the partial walkway linking the rest area to the employee lot. In a common sight behind the rest area, right, In a common sight behind the rest area, a truck and car use both lanes anyone going to the proposed Registry site would have to cross. The truck is heading to a diesel fuel station, while the car is using a McDonald’s drive-through.
SOUTHBRIDGE — Although the Registry of Motor Vehicles is acting as if moving to Charlton is a done deal, residents routinely call it a “terrible” idea. “I’m sending out invitations as we speak to our grand opening,” said Registry spokesman Ann Dufresne. To most people, the biggest issue is access to the new building, a vacant visitor center at the Pike’s Charlton eastbound rest area. Unless users come in off the Pike itself — and thereby have to drive from Sturbridge to Auburn, or vice versa — they park in an employee lot and have to walk about 200 yards around the main building, across a busy parking lot and two lanes of traffic. Charlton resident Jose Ortiz manages the McDonald’s there. He noted the lot is already crowded, especially in the morning, and can’t spare the extra spaces Registry traffic will need. “The traffic is crazy, too,” Ortiz added, noting that trucks use the route behind the building — which any Registry users would have to cross — “every couple of seconds, all day, every day” (this reporter observed about two per minute in midafternoon), and cars use the drive-through beside it as often.
He also noted the area would be particularly dangerous for handicapped or elderly people. Ortiz suggested the plan might make sense “if the building
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• Friday, July 24, 2009
SPENCER NEW LEADER
O’Neill resigns from Quaboag school board
VOTE POSTPONED ON WEST BROOKFIELD LIBRARY EMERGENCY PLANS to the Warren Board of Selectmen so members can decide how to fill the remaining nine months of his term. This year’s annual election saw Renee Chisholm elected to the school board to replace Donna Goudreau, who passed away in February.
BY DAVID DORE NEW LEADER STAFF WRITER
WARREN — The Quaboag Regional School Committee has a Warren vacancy for the second time this year. In a June 15 letter to Superintendent of Schools Brett Kustigian, David O’Neill announced his resignation because of “my personal and professional commitments [that] have made it impossible for me to perform my responsibilities as a member of the Committee as effectively as I would like.” He then added, “This is not fair to those voters who put their trust in me, nor to my colleagues on the Committee.” O’Neill has served on the school board in 2007, and his seat would have been on the Annual Town Election ballots in Warren and West Brookfield in May. Before being elected to the board, he was an unofficial spokesman for Quaboag Partners for Progress, formed in 2006 to get former Quaboag Regional Middle/High School Principal C. Stephen Collins his job back amidst allegations that he changed a student’s grade. O’Neill was one of four candidates supported by Quaboag Partners for Progress in the 2007 election, all of who were elected. The group was suspended after the election. “My resignation will hopefully create the opportunity for a citizen of Warren who has both the willingness and availability to serve in this role,” O’Neill said. “While it has been an honor to be a member of the Committee during such a transitional time, I believe it is in the best interests of the District, and of my family, to step aside now.” The School Committee voted Monday, July 20 to accept O’Neill’s resignation and send it
LIBRARY COOP IDEA Employees and trustees of the MerriamGilbert Public Library in West Brookfield will wait one more month to hear whether an idea presented to the School Committee has been approved. Library Director Lisa Careau and Board of Trustees Chairman Alexandra McNitt asked the school board last month whether the library could be relocated to West Brookfield Elementary School if a disaster or emergency closed the facility. School Committee members indicated the agreement would go into effect if the library was closed for more than a month and less than a year. After 12 months, they said, the library would move to another location. A specification of responsibilities and duties provided to Quaboag officials stated the elementary school principal and district superintendent would be informed if the library had to relocate. A “significantly reduced” collection of adult and children’s materials would be displayed. The library’s hours would change to 3-9 p.m. Monday through Friday, the sheet stated, except for days when school is canceled because of inclement weather. School Committee Vice Chairman Daniel Korzec said he wanted to see amendments incorporated into the proposed cooperative
agreement before his panel voted on it — and his fellow members agreed. West Brookfield representative Thomas Baker III suggested adding a clause that would allow the district to renew or review the agreement every three months.
WCES ROOF PROJECT Also at this week’s meeting, the School Committee: • Approved hiring PO Roofing LLC of Oxford to repair the roof of Warren Community Elementary School, at a cost of $383,750. PO Roofing was the first roofer to work at West Brookfield Elementary School, but Director of Finance and Operations Joseph Scanlon stressed that a subsequent roofer caused problems that were resolved last year. Before that, the board signed off on borrowing up to $500,000 from Whitinsvillebased UniBank to finance the project. The district got a 1.75 percent interest rate on the municipal note, which will be due on July 28, 2010. • Heard the latest from Scanlon on this year’s budget, which he said would change because of reduced Chapter 70 aid from the state, a reduction in the minimum amount towns must contribute to the schools and an increase in regional district transportation reimbursement. Exact figures will not be available until the September school board meeting, he said, and the district has run its final budget reports for the fiscal year that ended June 30. David Dore may be reached at (508) 909-4140, or by e-mail at [email protected]
NEWS BRIEFS Boston Breakers to host soccer camp in Spencer SPENCER — The Boston Breakers of the Women’s Professional Soccer League will host a camp in Spencer this summer. The camp is part of the Spencer Soccer Club summer program and is open to any boy or girl aged 9-14 in the area. It will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 10-13 at the 4-H Soccer Fields in Spencer. The cost is $165 per child. For information or a camp application, contact Breakers Assistant Coach Lisa Cole at [email protected]
, visit www.breakerscamps.com or call (860) 674-1170.
Golf tourney to help playground programs NORTH BROOKFIELD — A TPC Golf Classic organized by the Friends of the Playground to support the North Brookfield playground will be held Saturday, Aug. 8 at Quail Hollow Country Club in Oakham. Registration for the Florida-style tournament starts at 7 a.m., with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start. The cost is $60 per person, which includes 18 holes, cart, a barbecue lunch at American Legion Post 41, raffles and prizes. In the past year, the Playground Committee has used the money
from this golf tournament and other fundraisers to maintain the common, as well as being the major resource for the Christmas on the Common, which was very successful in entertaining more than 200 youngsters in town. The committee is also looking to do a couple of movie nights on the Common later this summer. This year the Friends of the Playground are soliciting hole sponsorships for $50 per hole. Checks can be made out to the Friends of The North Brookfield Playground and mailed to Richard LeBlanc, 58 Shore Road, North Brookfield, MA 01535. Anyone interested in playing should sign up at Still Hart’s or contact LeBlanc at (508) 867-2134 or [email protected]
Volunteer opportunities available in N. Brookfield NORTH BROOKFIELD — Volunteer opportunities are now available in North Brookfield. People are being sought to serve on the School Committee, Local Public Access Channel, Conservation Commission, Capital Improvement Planning Committee, fence viewers and lumber surveyors, alternate to the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission, Quaboag Valley Economic Development Commission, 200th Anniversary Committee, Master Plan Implementation Committee and the North Brookfield Downtown Development Commission. If interested, call the Board of Selectmen’s office at (508) 867-0200 or e-mail [email protected]
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“There’s really no downside to it. There’s no down side to house numbering.” — BROOKFIELD POLICE CHIEF PETER MARTELL, ENCOURAGING RESIDENTS TO PUT EASILY READABLE NUMBERS ON THEIR ABODES IF THEY HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO.
THE STATS MEDIAN VALUE OF OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING UNITS (IN $): Auburn ........................................35,300 Brimfield ...................................139,400 Brookfield .................................118,600 Charlton.....................................153,500 Douglas ......................................153,000 Dudley........................................132,700 Holland ......................................114,400 Leicester ....................................126,000 Northbridge...............................156,800 Oxford ........................................124,300 Southbridge...............................110,900 Spencer ......................................137,100 Sturbridge .................................142,500 Uxbridge ....................................162,300 Wales ..........................................107,700 Webster ..................................... 120,700 * Information as of 2000 U.S. Census
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NORTH BROOKFIELD $315,000, 6 Adams Road, Roberta F. McQuaid and Richard E. Fanelli Jr. to Theodore Ashton and Kathryn Ashton. $133,500, 41 Spring St., Estate of Robert B. Igoe (Susan I. Tourtillotte, Executrix) and Thomas H. Igoe III to Jennifer A. Craigen. $100, 142 Oakham Road, Todd G. Corleto to Todd G. Corleto and Gina M. Yates. $174,500, 28 Mill Road, Mutual Builders Inc. to Sheila L. Marciano.
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WEST BROOKFIELD $39,900, Pierce Road, Estate of Theodora M. St. Cyr (William E. Hart, Administrator) to Steve Skowyra. $100, 245 New Braintree Road, Peter C. Brunner and Stephanie J. Luyssaert to Peter C. Brunner.
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Friday, July 24, 2009
• SPENCER NEW LEADER 3
Officials: Long list of concerns at WBES TOWN, DISTRICT TO DEAL WITH MOLD, OTHER ISSUES
immediate health concerns,” Kustigian said at the July 20 Quaboag Regional School Committee meeting. During his presentation to selectmen, Kustigian wondered if the district could submit an insurance claim for the mold cleanup and tile replacement and tie them to the roof. While Selectmen Chairman Thomas Long said it was “very apparent” the mold and stained tiles were caused by the leaky roof, Selectman Barry Nadon Jr. wondered if sending in an insurance claim would be the best move. Nadon suggested going after the bond the company File photo hired to fix the roof Mold found in a few classrooms at West Brookfield Elementary School was one of several several years ago put concerns voiced by Quaboag Regional School District officials to the Board of Selectmen up for that work. last week. The Covino report recommends that some of the mold-contaminated class- not been working I am told for the bathrooms, which Scanlon room walls be removed, while the last five to six years.” He said are in “really bad shape.” several classrooms, the princi- wrote it needs a new pump, and Kustigian showed selectmen last pal’s office and the computer he is soliciting quotes to have it week photographs of one partiroom should be assessed to see if repaired. Fixing the hot water tion that was rusted at its base. Mucha, who took over earlier mold is growing there. It also rec- heater, he said, means not having ommends replacing the water- to run a boiler throughout the this month for Simanski, said stained ceiling tiles, cleaning the year to heat water — and that she had a list of other issues in the building, including locks on supply air diffuser in one class- should result in energy savings. • Upgrading the school’s ener- the school’s front doors that do room, which circulates air in a specific pattern (a project gy management system to one not work. Kustigian said would be done that is fully digital. Town Hall David Dore may be reached at soon) and cleaning the rugs with has a digital system that can be a vacuum cleaner equipped with operated from any computer in (508) 909-4140, or by e-mail at high efficiency particulate air the building connected to the [email protected]
Internet. (HEPA) filters. • Replacing the partitions in Kustigian told the School Committee this week that most of the stained ceiling tiles have been replaced, and most of the rooms sport a fresh coat of paint. The rugs, which were installed 15 years ago as part of the renovation of West Brookfield Elementary School, are not in good shape, Kustigian said. He added it “would be smart on our part” to either replace them or install tile floors. Although carpeting reduces the noise level in classrooms, Kustigian said, tile would be a good choice because of concerns about the flu and germs. In a June 25 e-mail to Executive Secretary Johanna Barry, Quaboag Director of Finance and Operations Joseph Scanlon listed three other issues at the school: • A hot water heater that “has
BY DAVID DORE NEW LEADER STAFF WRITER
WEST BROOKFIELD — Mold found in a few classrooms at West Brookfield Elementary School is but one of the building’s problems to be resolved, according to officials from the Quaboag Regional School District. The list includes a broken water heater, bathroom partitions that are rusting at their bases, carpeting that dates back to the early 1990s and front door locals that do not work. Those concerns were brought by Superintendent of Schools Brett Kustigian and elementary school Principal Colleen Mucha to the Board of Selectmen Tuesday, July 14. Kustigian and Mucha left with some homework: providing selectmen with a list of projects in order of priority, and their costs, so the town can figure out how to proceed. Mold has been a concern at the school for several months, in light of what was called “a higher than normal rate of absenteeism” in a recent report by Covino Environmental Associates, along with “chronic water infiltration” into the building. The water, officials believe, seeped in because of substandard work done to the school’s roof, which was repaired last year and a new rubber roof installed. During a March visit to the school, Covino representatives focused on eight “areas of concern” identified by former Principal Jennifer Simanski: the administrative offices, the computer room, the hallway on the south side of the library and five classrooms (rooms 103, 201, 213, 222 and 310). They found water-stained ceiling tiles throughout the school, loose or buckled floor tiles, a large water stain on the carpet in one classroom, water stains on the walls of the principal’s office, computer room, cafeteria, library and three classrooms, and mold growth in several classrooms. The number of mold spores found inside the school, the Covino report stated, was “less than or approximately equal” to the concentration outside the school — and the report suggested the results “likely reflect normal infiltration of spores from outdoors.” According to WebMD.com, mold growth inside buildings can cause asthma, inflammation of the nasal passages that can bring on symptoms of asthma, and other lung probOUQUET OF lems. Biological conTHE EEK taminants such as mold, the Web site LEICESTER RESIDENT states, can also cause DOREEN KRAJEWSKI, sneezing, watery eyes, shortness of breath, WHO WILL BE CLOSING HER lethargy, dizziness MOONSTRUCK CAFE NEXT WEEK and digestive prob(SEE STORY ON PAGE A4). lems. The Spencer New Leader thanks the Spencer Flower & Gift Shoppe, “There are no
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BROOKFIELD Tuesday, July 28 Board of Selectmen, 7 p.m., Town Hall Wednesday, July 29 Tantasqua Regional School Committee, 7 p.m., Tantasqua Regional Junior High School library
EAST BROOKFIELD Monday, July 27 Board of Assessors, 6:30 p.m., Memorial Town Complex Special Town Meeting, 7 p.m., Memorial Town Complex
LEICESTER Monday, July 27 Cherry Valley/Rochdale Water District, 7 p.m., 148 Henshaw St. Personnel Board, 7 p.m., Meeting Room 2, Town Hall School Committee, 7 p.m., Leicester High School
THURSDAY, JULY 30 Cherry Valley Sewer District, 7 p.m., 148 Henshaw St.
NORTH BROOKFIELD Tuesday, July 28 Board of Selectmen office hours, 7-8 p.m., Senior Center
SPENCER Monday, July 27 Board of Assessors, 6 p.m., Memorial Town Hall Board of Selectmen, 7 p.m., Memorial Town Hall Tuesday, July 28 Board of Assessors, 6 p.m., Memorial Town Hall
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Goodnight, Moonstruck LEICESTER RESIDENT’S POPULAR CAFE CLOSING ITS DOORS BY RYAN GRANNAN-DOLL NEW LEADER STAFF WRITER
fter more than a decade of serving up coffee, some music and even a bit of poetry, Moonstruck Cafe on Route 20 in Charlton will close its doors later this month. The gourmet coffee house, across the street from the old Yankee Diner and easily recognizable with its purple exterior, is set to close Thursday, July 30. When it does it will mean the end to nearly 12 years of serving up hot cups of morning joe to area residents. “I am proud of what we have done here,” said the business’s owner, Leicester resident Doreen Krajewski. Two issues are to blame for the business’s fate, according to Krajewski. The building has been sold, she said, and she has been told to vacate the property by Friday, July 31. The news came in a letter delivered to the cafe from one of the building’s owners, Kenneth LeBlanc. “It was basically just a 30day notice because I don’t have a standing lease,” Krajewski said. Who owns the building appears to be a mystery, despite the letter. Kenneth LeBlanc used to own the building with his brother, Marc, a Holden resident, but no longer does, according to the town’s Assessor’s Office. Marc LeBlanc still owns the building at 19 Worcester Road (Route 20). Ownership records for the building
could not be located in the Worcester County Registry of Deeds online database. Several calls to Marc LeBlanc, on his cell phone and via another number, were not immediately returned. A failed well pump is also at the center of the business’s fate, according to Krajewski. Around a month ago, workers were installing a carbon filter (to deal with water quality and contamination problems) on the site’s well when its pump broke and left the business without water for one week, Krajewski said. She believes the LeBlancs want to avoid paying for costly fixes to the system. The well, she said, also serves the adjacent apartment building, which she said LeBlanc owns. The building has experienced flooding and other issues during their tenancy, according to Krajewski. The business’s impending closure is leaving an emotional void in the town, judging from local reaction. Since the news came down, customers have signed notices of the situation wishing the business well and hoping it will reopen. “Thanks for the memories and the great coffee,” wrote one customer named Gayle. Another expressed shock. “OMG [oh my God]. I’m not going to be able to handle it,” wrote Barbara. Their love for the store may come from the unique beverages it serves up to customers every one morning, many of which make several
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Owner Doreen Krajewski, at right, talks about the impending closure of the Moonstruck Cafe with her sister, Joy Butler of Brookfield.
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daily trips. Among the specialty drinks are ginger peach tea, frozen hot chocolate, gourmet coffee and espresso macchiato. “Once they come, they are generally hooked,” Krajewski said. “We know our customers intimately.” The drinks may not be the only attraction for customers. While some coffee shops, such as Starbucks, tend to have a uniform appearance to them, Moonstruck’s atmosphere is decidedly unique. The walls are painted blue with small gold colored stars on them, works of art line the walls and the store’s first mug, which is now “retired,” sits atop a windowsill. The shop’s name is just happen stance, Krajewski said, one she picked out of many other ideas. The customers are not the only people losing a treasured part of their life. The store’s four employees, including Krajewski’s sister, Brookfield resident Joy Butler, will lose their jobs, according to Krajewski. All of them, except for Butler, have other jobs, Krajewski said. The layoffs are especially devastating to Butler, who is in the middle of getting a divorce and has two children
to support. Butler also said, “I am losing my house.” Despite their impending closure, the business’s future may be bright. “I eventually will definitely open up again,” Krajewski said. “I will need to mourn my business.” Krajewski said it may be a while before she reopens. If her dream of reopening eventually comes to fruition, it would continue the shop’s history, which was born out of the sisters’ love for coffee.
Krajewski came up with the idea years ago when she would visit Butler at her apartment (located in the nearby building the sisters said the LeBlancs own. It is unclear whether they owned it then.) “I just got it in my head that we needed something here,” Krajewski said. “I make the best coffee at home.” Butler prodded her sister to considering opening a coffee shop at the site, accord-
ing to Krajewski. From there, the customers flooded into for the next 11 years. “It is part of a lot of people’s daily routines,” Butler said. “It is part of their lives.” Customers will have one of their final chances to experience the store’s funky atmosphere Friday, July 24 during a farewell party for the shop. It will likely be like a family reunion. “It is like a little family,” Butler said.
Quinsigamond finalizes lease for Southbridge campus BY GUS STEEVES STONEBRIDGE PRESS STAFF WRITER
SOUTHBRIDGE — The coming of Quinsigamond Community College has been common knowledge for weeks, but the college finalized its lease arrangements a couple of weeks ago. Starting this fall, it will hold classes in Building No. 5 of the American Optical complex. “I think we have a lot of people [in town] who want to improve themselves,” said Jacob Edwards Library Director Margaret Morrissey. “In this economy, there’s no real [job] opportunity at the moment, but if you’re going to school at this time, it’s perfect. You’ll have the opportunity to position yourself for when the economy turns around in a couple years.” In reality, the new campus is an expansion of a long relationship QCC has had with Southbridge. For nearly 30 years, the college has offered non-credit night classes at the high school, but it will now go beyond that to offer real credit courses. According to Vice President of Community Engagement Dale Allen, it will kick things off in September with “the most demanded courses in terms of enrollment” — 61 credit classes plus “an array of non-credit offerings.” Among them will be several basic requirements, such as English and math, in the school’s general studies, business and criminal justice majors. Allen said the college plans to roll out “three, four or five distinctly different academic programs” in their entirety starting in September 2010, plus specialty training in areas such as green technology. Additionally, the college will hire staff for this campus over time, but will start by shuttling staff from Worcester, he said. “This location creates a true campus environment,” Allen said, noting the lease gives students the right to use some facilities of the hotel, conference center and fitness center. “… We wanted to be in a community where higher education access was limited.” QCC chose Southbridge after a lengthy process of looking in the South County, Blackstone Valley and Marlborough areas. This region has just one college — Nichols in Dudley — and around 1,100 students make the drive to Worcester to attend QCC, in addition to those enrolled at that city’s other colleges. Allen said QCC received only one bid when it advertised its requirements a few months ago. He had expected a second, but that never came in, he added. After working out some details, the college
signed a five-year lease with AO owner Franklin Realty for a gradually increasing rate of $48,500 to $115,000 per year. It will be using the first and third floors, while cooperating with Workforce Central, which already rents the second floor, he added. “Hopefully, it’s a first step in getting other schools to come to the area,” School Committee Chairman Jack Jovan said. “The mills aren’t coming back, so this is an opportunity to reinvent ourselves as an education-type community.” Morrissey would love to see that, too, but noted Southbridge “has to walk before it can run.” “This is the very start of an ongoing relationship that can only get better,” she said, noting QCC’s presence will give students and the community overall access to graduate-level faculty without the distance that can happen at bigger universities. Allen noted the school is already working with local high schools to mesh its programs with theirs. As an example, he noted Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School has an LPN program, so Quinsigamond won’t offer that here. Instead, it will work with Bay Path to enable its students to transfer to QCC’s RN program if they wish, he said. To Morrissey, having Quinsigamond here will help break down barriers and increase the “very low percentage” of Southbridge residents that now have college degrees. (CityData.com noted that just 10.6 percent of residents had a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2007.) She noted many people coming to the library have expressed interest, but indicated they could not travel to Worcester. “I think some people are fearful of third-level [education],” she said, referring to the Irish term for college. “It’s about exploring the unknown, and they might not want to travel outside the community. Having the college here wouldn’t be too much of a jump for them, so [the prospect] is not as menacing.” In the long run, Morrissey added, having a college will help people “raise their expectations” and probably gradually instill an interest in “a wider genre” of concepts and issues. Beyond that, she predicted it would have a positive impact on the town’s business climate, attracting companies who need educated workers and breathing some life into local firms. Gus Steeves may be reached at (508) 9094135, or by e-mail at [email protected]
Friday, July 24, 2009
• SPENCER NEW LEADER 5
Gobi hopes post sounds good to Legislature SPENCER DEMOCRAT WANTS MASSACHUSETTS TO HAVE POET LAUREATE BY TERESA A. FRANCO NEW LEADER STAFF WRITER
Massachusetts may soon have a new position, dedicated to the promotion of arts and education. State Rep. Anne Gobi recently signed onto a bill that would allow the Commonwealth to have its own poet laureate — a creator of verse honored by the state. Massachusetts is currently one of the only states that does not have an official poet laureate. The other states without poet laureates are Arizona, Anne Hawaii, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to the Library of Congress. Gobi said the idea for a poet laureate occurred to her after a woman who taught poetry classes for seniors at Mount Wachusett Community College, Patricia
Constanino, pointed out this fact about six years ago. The bill has gone through the Legislature a few times, but the Spencer Democrat said she is confident it will pass this time around. “[Gov. Deval Patrick] seems to be in favor of it. He’s not opposed and that’s good,” she said. Gobi said the “honorary” position and would be unpaid, with a two-year term. “There’s no money involved — [the position] is strictly to promote arts and education,” she Gobi said. She said selection for the position would be chosen from a list of names submitted by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Gobi said she is still working out details on how a poet would be selected, and noted other groups would be involved in the
process as well. Gobi acknowledged that this state has a “rich history” of poetry — famous poets Emily Dickenson and Henry David Thoreau were from Massachusetts. She said she hopes — if the bill passes — it will also bring more tourism to the Commonwealth. Carle Johnson of Worcester, who facilitates the Poetry Workshop at Spencer’s Richard Sugden Library every second Thursday of the month at 1 p.m., said he is in favor of having a poet laureate. “There are certainly a number of poets in Massachusetts who would qualify as a state poet,” he said, adding that some Massachusetts residents, like Robert Pinsky, have served as the national poet laureate. However, Johnson disagreed with the notion that the position would be unpaid. He said he feels a poet laureate should receive a “modest fee” for work completed since he or she would be called on to attend certain events.
“I think it’s nice a poet ends up with a little bit of money in their pockets,” he said. Johnson, who has been writing poetry since one of his poems received an honorable mention from the Worcester County Poetry Society in 1973, said he found it surprising that Massachusetts does not have a poet laureate — and noted the importance of poetry in general. “The poet writes about the greatest issues of our lives and if they have expressed it well they are helping you understand some of the situation your life,” he said. Johnson said he is in favor of the poet laureate position because the position recognizes poets and poetry of all types. “There are such a wide range of voices and there are so many people with beautifully developed skills it’s a shame we can’t have more,” he said. Teresa A. Franco may be reached at (508) 909-4136, or by e-mail at [email protected]
From a Warrior to an Emmy: Tantasqua alum recognized BY CHRISTOPHER TANGUAY STONEBRIDGE PRESS STAFF WRITER
STURBRIDGE — When Jason Nelson attended Tantasqua Regional High School, he was producing sports broadcasts and short news features. “Jason was a product of both Burgess and Tantasqua,” said his very proud mother, Barbara Nelson. Now, with Tantasqua 14 years behind him, those same skills have helped Nelson, who now lives in Portland, Maine, earn an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Boston/New England Region. Nelson, along with WGME Channel 13 anchor Kim Block, received the award for Best News Special Report Health or Science for a piece called “China Journey” — examining efforts of Maine heart surgeons working in Shanghai, helping children whose conditions might have otherwise proved terminal. “It was an amazing life experience, for sure,” Nelson said of filming in China, where he documented young patients before, during and after cardiovascular surgeries. “Professionally and personally, it was very eye opening.” Nelson explained that many of the people featured in the news piece had been told by Chinese doctors that their children’s heart conditions would be fatal, until the arrival of the American doctors, who in a matter of days, examined the patients, explained the procedure and carried it out. “It’s just amazing to see what they do with such a small heart,” Nelson said. “I can’t emphasize enough how meaningful the story
was. At the awards ceremony in late May, Nelson said he tried not to get overanxious, until the moment of truth. “It went up against a lot of competition,” he said. When the category in which “China
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Journey” was nominated was announced however, “this energy, this nervousness came over us.” When the winner was announced, Nelson said he, Block and Jeff Barnd, who also won an Emmy for WGME 13 that night, erupted with joy, “screaming and yelling.”
SPENCER — A key 13-acre parcel off Greenville Street was recently purchased by Mass Audubon as an addition to its Burncoat Pond Wildlife Sanctuary. The 13 acres had the potential to be developed as two house sites not far from Burncoat Pond and surrounded on three sides by the sanctuary. “Any development here would have changed the character of the entire southern part of the sanctuary,” explained Charlie Wyman, land protection specialist for Mass Audubon. “It’s a very special feeling when you stand on the large boulder at the water’s edge, surrounded by nature, with no houses in sight. We are thrilled that this land will remain just the way it is, forever.” The parcel contains upland woods, a stream and associated wetlands. The purchase was made possible by the generosity of landowner Richard Green, who sold the property at less than its fair market value to ensure its protection, and by grants and gifts from several sources. “This is a critical parcel, and its development would have been a blow to the sanctuary,” said Mass Audubon President Laura Johnson. “We are incredibly grateful to Mr. Green and his family for giving us the opportunity. What a wonderful legacy to leave for future generations.” Funds for the purchase were provided by the Conservation Partnership Program of the state’s Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, by Mass Audubon’s McCane-Chin Fund for Land Protection, and by additional donations to Mass Audubon for its land protection program. Donor Carolyn McCane-Chin noted that she was delighted through the fund’s contributions “to partner with Mr. Green and Mass Audubon to keep this ecologically important habitat available to wildlife and future generations of sanctuary visitors.” The purchase is the third in a series of transactions that Mass Audubon, in partnership with the Town of Spencer and the state, has completed with Green and his brother, David, over the last three years, protecting more than 77 acres on the southwest side of the sanctuary. For this latest purchase the town did not provide any financial contribution, but accepted a conservation restriction on the property, which is a condition of the state’s grant. “Both Spencer’s 2001 Open Space Plan and 2003 Master Plan outline the importance of working with land conservation organizations in preserving open space and wildlife habitats in an effort to protect Spencer’s rural character,” noted Spencer Town Planner Adam Gaudette. “The Green purchase and associated conservation restriction provide a key addition to the Burncoat Pond Sanctuary and the preservation of Spencer’s natural heritage.” Burncoat Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, now totaling 225 acres, is located on the Spencer-Leicester line. It can be reached from the end of Polar Spring Road on the south side of Route 9. New trails have been cut and marked, and new signage will be installed later this summer. The public is welcome dawn to dusk, free of charge.
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• Friday, July 24, 2009
CLASSROOM CORNER Two Prouty students receive Book Award SPENCER — Brett C. Stearns, son of Jeff and Colleen Stearns of Spencer, and Kimberly H. Saunders, daughter of Steven and Elizabeth Saunders of Spencer, both students at David Prouty High School, were named the year 2009 recipient of the Saint
Michael’s College Scholarship and Service Book Award. The award recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism and leadership through community service. Saint Michael’s, located in the Burlington area of Vermont, was founded on the belief that serving others is part of its Catholic tradition, and through the award seeks to honor those who demonstrate the true spirit of volunteerism. Award recipients, named at schools
throughout the country, are high school juniors who are inductees of the National Honor Society or an equivalent school-sponsored honors organization. They must demonstrate a commitment to service activities in high school or community organizations, taking leadership roles in these activities. Stearns and Saunders were presented the book “First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers” (HarperCollins, 2000) by Loung Ung, a 1993 Saint Michael’s College graduate who has
become a widely acclaimed author. Ung gives a powerful autobiographical account, from a child’s perspective, of surviving captivity during the genocidal Pol Pot regime in Cambodia. She reveals an indomitable spirit in the face of unspeakable suffering, including the loss of both her parents and two of her siblings. Ung has written a riveting memoir about a family’s survival, and in turn, about the development of Ung’s on-going crusade for a landmine-free world.
CAMPUS NOTES Wentworth Institute of Technology BOSTON — Michael Carpentier and Thomas Ward, both of East Brookfield, have earned Dean’s List recognition for the Spring 2009 semester at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Also, Rodney Swenson of Brookfield, a member of the Class of 1959 at Wentworth Institute of Technology, was presented an honorary Bachelor of Technology degree at the Spring Commencement ceremony on May 17 in recognition and celebration of the class’ 50th year reunion and induction into the Wentworth Black and Gold Society, which honors alumni marking a reunion year.
Stonehill College EASTON — Stonehill College recently named Leicester resident Laura E. Bercume, a member of the Class of 2012, to its Dean’s List for the spring 2009 semester.
American International College SPRINGFIELD — American International College awarded more than 630 undergraduate and graduate degrees at the college’s 124th commencement, held May 17 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, including to the following local residents: • Lucas Wetnicka of Warren, a Sport and Recreation Management major, received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. • Lynette Ursini of West Brookfield, a Nursing major, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. • Mary Jane Rickson of West Warren, a Secondary Education major, received a Master of Education degree. • Laura Stuart of Spencer, a Special Education major, received a Master of Education degree.
Merrimack College NORTH ANDOVER —Merrimack College conferred 505 degrees at the 59th commencement exercise held Sunday, May 17, including a Bachelor of Science degree to Joseph LaCroix of Spencer.
Endicott College BEVERLY — Endicott College is pleased to announce the Dean’s List students for Spring Term 2009. Meeting those requirements is Briana M. Quitadamo, daughter of Gary and Patricia Quitadamo of Rochdale. She is a junior majoring in Biology and Biotechnology.
American International College SPRINGFIELD — American International College in Springfield has named 366 students to the Spring 2009 Dean’s List, including the following local students: • Catherine Mellen of Spencer, a junior majoring in Nursing. • Kevin Monahan of Leicester, a junior majoring in Criminal Justice. • Lucas Wetnicka of Warren, a senior majoring in Sport and Recreation Management.
Nichols College DUDLEY — Kristin Andrews, Domenic Cornacchioli, Meaghan O’Neil and Jennifer Williamson, all of Spencer, were named to the Nichols College Dean’s High List for the Spring 2009 semester.
Mount Ida College NEWTON — Jessica White, a resident of Brookfield, has been named to the Dean’s List for the 2009 spring semester at Mount Ida College in Newton.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute WORCESTER — Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has announced that the following local residents were named to the university’s Dean’s List for academic excellence for the spring 2009 semester: • Erik Archambault, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Archambault of Spencer, is a junior majoring in Computer Science. • Paul Kehrer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harald H. Kehrer of North Brookfield, is a junior majoring in Computer Science.
• Randy Pierce of Brookfield is a junior majoring in Biology and Biotechnology. • Nathan Senecal, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Senecal of Leicester, is a first-year student majoring in Mathematical Sciences.
Roger Williams University BRISTOL, R.I. — Ioana Hotnog, a resident of Rochdale, MA was among more than 1,000 students from Roger Williams University to receive their degree during the university’s Commencement Exercises May 23. Hotnog received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. Also, Brittany Vail and Kathleen Wilson of Leicester are among those named to the Roger Williams University Dean’s List for the Spring 2009 semester.
University of Vermont BURLINGTON, Vt. — The following students have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2009 semester at the University of Vermont: • Brittany Carroll of Brookfield, a firstyear student Biochemistry major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. • Caitlin Cooper of Rochdale, a senior Animal Sciences major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine STANDISH, Maine — Melissa Burns of West Brookfield graduated from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine in May.
Amherst College AMHERST — Among 419 seniors who graduated on May 24 from Amherst College was Calista A. McRae, daughter of John H. McRae and Claire H. McRae of East Brookfield, who graduated summa cum laude with distinction. McRae, who majored in English, entered Amherst College after being home schooled. She was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Champlain College BURLINGTON, Vt. — Ryan Donnelly, a resident of Brookfield, has been named to the Spring 2009 Champlain College’s Dean’s List for academic achievements. Donnelly is majoring in Computer Networking and Information Security, and is the son of Timothy and Terri Donnelly of Brookfield.
Western New England College SPRINGFIELD — The following students have been named to Dean’s List at Western New England College for the spring semester of 2009: Matthew B. Liberty of Leicester, a sophomore majoring in Accounting, and Alexander J. Talvy of West Brookfield, a junior majoring in General Biology.
Framingham State College FRAMINGHAM — On Sunday, May 17, Sean Brian Madelle of East Brookfield earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Framingham State College.
University of New Haven WEST HAVEN, Conn. — Katherine Wall of Leicester was named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Haven for the spring 2009 semester.
Bancroft School WORCESTER — Bancroft School in Worcester is pleased to recognize seventhgrade students Lucy Fitzgerald and Amanda Scudder, both of Spencer, for earning High Honors for the 2008-09 school year, and sixthgrade students Ivana Lamptey of Leicester and Cierra Ryan of Spencer for earning Honors for the year.
Rochester Institute of Technology ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Jerold Hughes, son of Kimberlee and Peter Hughes of Spencer, has enrolled for fall 2009 admission at Rochester Institute of Technology. Hughes will major in the computer engineering in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering and is a June graduate of David Prouty High School.
Clark University WORCESTER — Joshua Cole of Leicester has been named to second honors on the Clark University Dean’s List. This selection marks outstanding academic achievement during the Spring 2009 semester. Cole is a member of Clark University’s Class of 2009, and also attended Leicester High School.
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Community continues to extend hands to Hoy family BY CHRISTOPHER TANGUAY STONEBRIDGE PRESS STAFF WRITER
STURBRIDGE — Still shaken by the untimely passing of one of their own, Sturbridge residents are organizing a benefit in support of the Hoy Family. Two-year-old Eli James Hoy died Tuesday, July 7 as the result of an accident at his family’s home. In immediate response, members of the Sturbridge community began formulating ideas to show their support to his family — Pamela, Jordan and their three remaining children. An account dedicated to Eli was opened at Hometown Bank into which family and friends can make donations. The use of the account will be at the discretion of the family, according to Matt Sosik, president and CEO of Hometown. Now, a team of volunteers has stepped forward to put together a community pancake breakfast, the proceeds of which will also be given to the Hoys. “I personally don’t know that family,” said
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VIEWPOINT OPINION AND COMMENTARY FROM SPENCER, LEICESTER AND THE BROOKFIELDS
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Cronkite a legend Blais: To live a blameless life, watch out for secular world who leaves void It’s used entirely too often, that word “icon.” Which is why it almost seemed like an insult to hear it bestowed upon Walter Cronkite, a TV news anchor whose grace and dignity remain unparalleled in that medium. He was, in truth, a legend. Cronkite, who died last week at the age of 92, retired from television news more than two decades ago — enough time, it would seem, for someone else to, if not carry it any great lengths, at least light the torch and have it ready to be passed on to some other brilliant newscaster. Yet that torch remains unlit. Oh, there are and have been quite capable men in the field. Tom Brokaw. Brian Williams, Peter Jennings, Charles Gibson. Others, too. All of them would consider it the ultimate honor to be compared to Cronkite, whose trusting voice and unwavering commitment to the truth reassured a nation during some of its most tumultuous and interesting moments. The most lasting image, of course, is of a visibly shaken Cronkite, taking off his glasses on air as he grasps with the dark reality of the news he has just delivered — that a young President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. While he hadn’t been behind a news desk in years, so long as he was alive there was a link to a time in television news long gone by. A time when you could utter the words “media” and “trust” in the same sentence and not elicit fits of laughter. A time when our nation’s leaders — world figures — actually gauged their performance on how a newsman reacted. It was once famously reported that Lyndon Johnson said of the Vietnam War, “If I’ve lost Cronkite, I’ve lost Middle America.” That a president, in this day and age, would hold a member of the media in such reverence is unimaginable. In truth, the media of which Cronkite was once a part has long been dead. There are moments where it flickers, capable news anchors and other journalists who refuse to sacrifice ethics and integrity for “the story.” Fiercely loyal to his ideals, Cronkite certainly had his detractors. Among newsmen, however, there was nothing about his convictions and standards to be ridiculed. In the wake of his death, there were no memorials, no mass gatherings outside his home, no overnight vigils. There needn’t be. Cronkite’s passing deserved to be observed and reported on with the same quiet dignity and reverence with which he approached his job. And that’s the way it was.
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To the Editor: A blameless life is established when we choose healthy spiritual, emotional, and physical boundaries. Boundaries must first be practiced in our homes. We as parents and as individuals must set our priorities to please God. It is in family relationships where godliness must first be manifested and developed before it can be extended and practiced in the secular world. Family devotion, love and care for each other, and avoiding and preventing evil to enter our homes through many television movies and programs are our responsibility. We need to start in our homes before we can set an example in the world. To live blamelessly, we first must make a choice (boundary) that we refuse to look at evil. Evil is anything that makes a mockery of God’s values, principles, standards and holiness. Evil is when we gratify our lust and desire perverted pleasures through whatever media you choose.
Healthy boundaries are choices we make to be committed to God and His righteousness; and to guard our lives as parents and the lives of our family, by not exposing ourselves and our family to any immoral entertainment and life style that displeases and grieves God. To be supportive of evil in any way, even if we do not practice evil per se, we are as responsible as the evil doer if we do not speak out against it. To allow our self to be entertained (watch) by the evil of immorality; even if we abstain from the ungodly action, we come under the same condemnation; lust is as sinful as the action. Lust is participating, watching, without engaging; and that is directly contributing to public opinion that is favorable to immoral entertainment. To lead a live a blameless life, and practice healthy boundaries, we definitely need the help of God, Jesus Christ.
ROLAND C. BLAIS BROOKFIELD
Hotz: Single-payer health insurance would save money To the Editor: Congress is working on reforming the United States health system. Opponents of reform (pharmaceutical, insurance, and other medically-related companies) will try to frame the debate in terms of money, free enterprise and the threat of socialism. I suggest that the debate should be framed in the humanitarian terms of the public welfare and social conscience, which many northern European countries and Canada have done. From Switzerland north to Scandinavia and England, nearly everyone is covered by health insurance regulated by the government. The per capita cost of health care is far lower than in the United States, and the average quality of health care is higher than that in this country. Some 43,000,000, or one-seventh, of the U.S. population has no health insurance. These people have no family doctor, receive no regular professional health care, and in general are in poorer health than those covered by health insurance. When their situation becomes critical, they use extremely expensive emergency room care, which is an enormous and unnecessary drain on public funds. Let us look at that satanic evil, single-payer socialized health insurance. When health insurance is carried by the government, health benefits are not a direct drain on business, and employees do not lose their benefits when they lose or change their job. People who have regular medical care are generally healthier and avoid reaching those critical states too often experienced by those who do not receive regular health care. This strongly suggests that universal health care would lower the country’s total health bill and lost productivity. Covered by affordable insurance, fewer people would face the agonizing choice among maintaining their health, paying their mortgage and feeding their family. I have excellent health insurance and, when I was diagnosed with cancer, my only question was, “How soon can we start treatment,” knowing my insurance would cover the cost. That’s a luxury too few people enjoy under our present patchwork system. Northern Europeans enjoy the peace of mind provided by affordable health insurance. It is true that their tax rates are higher than ours, but the people have made the choice to place people’s health above the profits of Big Business. Despite this supposedly “socialist heresy,” business makes a reason-
able profit, and citizens enjoy a higher quality of life than we do in the United States. France has made the health of its children a priority, and put its money where its mouth is. As an incentive, whenever a child is brought to a doctor’s office for a routine visit, the parents receive a payment, whether the parents make 5 sou or 500 francs a day. Europeans have affordable health insurance, guaranteed health care and excellent practitioners. In many European countries, doctors even make day and night house calls. Let us not forget Canada and that bogeyman, long waits for surgery, often cited by opponents of “socialized” medicine. In Canada, the only long waits for surgery relate to optional, not critical, surgery. This is another propaganda fraud by the pharmaceutical and insurance industries. Because they fear losing their enormous profits, American pharmaceutical and insurance companies spread “anti-socialist” propaganda against European/Canadian singlepayer health insurance. It appears they have succeeded in brainwashing a goodly number of Americans who will not clearly think through the health insurance issue. The truth is that single-payer government health insurance, by eliminating avaricious profits, would significantly lower the cost of medical care (and to some degree medically-related taxes) in the United States. We must also remember that it is in the U.S., where pharmaceutical companies own so many legislators, drug prices are astronomically higher than in the rest of the industrialized world. Drug prices are regulated in those countries, yet the pharmaceutical companies still make a profit at those lower prices. I ask those who opposed universal government-sponsored health insurance to consider the moral, ethical and social manifestations of the concepts “greed,” “selfishness” and “compassion.” To my mind, greed and selfishness apply to those who place a higher value on material goods than on the wellbeing of their fellow human beings. They are answering Cain’s question, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” with a self-centered “No!” Those who equate concern for the less fortunate with socialism are using emotional arguments, not reason.
CHARLES F. HOTZ SPENCER
Larson: Dare to say ‘no’ to nationalized health care To the Editor: The human race has been around for 175,000 years, and medical doctors have been around for only the last few hundred years. Obviously, the human race survived quite well for many tens of thousands of years before the first doctor ever arrived on the scene. The human race can survive without doctors. So: Why the great clamor over health? The problem (as I see it) is that people don’t believe that they, as individuals, can survive without doctors. This is understandable after many decades of being brainwashed by medical propaganda. Democrats offer socialized medicine and Republicans offer you your choice of doctors, which proves Barry Goldwater’s point that there really isn’t a dime’s worth of difference between the two parties. And evolutionists are flying in the face of their own theory by
begging for survival of the unfit, while Christians behave as if their creator would fashion shoddy goods. But as Michael Jackson recently demonstrated, the presence of a doctor is no guarantee of one’s survival. The stupendous amount of money he spent on medicine did his survival absolutely no good. Immediately after his death, I put the following bumper sticker on my car: Dare to say “no” to prescription drugs! Health is not a function of how much money you spend on it, and it isn’t something that a doctor hands out in a medicine bottle. Rather, health is a function of a person’s spirit, mind and body. There is no healer out there; the healer is within.
PAUL LARSON WORCESTER
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To the Editor: In response to Mr. Dana Reed’s letter of June 12 (“Recent issue contained great truthaffirming writers,” Page A8) I have this to say, hopefully for the last time, as redundancy, so prevalent in the letter writers he lauds, becomes rancid over time. It should be obvious the ancient and ordered tenets of the world’s religions are but exhaust from the vehicles God uses to propel us all toward perfection. When ecumenism inevitably results in the melding of Occidental and Oriental theology, there will emerge the perfect notion of those forces that govern our lives and possibly the hereafter. On his tick-borne paranoia comments I can
only marvel at how we, the luckiest 5 percent of the world’s population, have evolved into a citizenry that would never have had the guts to settle the very country we are now afraid to wander. I’m sure that for every person bit by a tick there’re thousands who won’t react at all, and that goes for my 30-plus bites over the last seven years. Yes, stay indoors and read the Bible, develop your homophobia and spew doom on all the fornicators. Just remember the Savior’s words: you first shall be last.
JAMES SPAULDING BROOKFIELD
A tale of two kitties Maybe it was Brigham Young, or perhaps Mark Twain (but it sure wasn’t Michael Vick), who once said (and I have to paraphrase it, because as I advance in years, my memory recedes in depth perception) something along the lines of “A man’s cat or dog should be better off for his having had stewardship over them.” In this case, we’re talking specifically of cats, and one cat in particular who was indeed well served, well loved and appreciated by those humans who claimed stewardship over her. Her name was Tiger Sue, later S OU shortened to Tiger or Tige, IKE T and her story is worth sharing mainly because of MARK ASHTON her transformation from full-time recluse and parttime invisible cat to one of God’s friendliest critters ever. We don’t know the origins of Tiger Sue, but she became Mom’s adopted pet several years ago, after Dad died and Mom had her own apartment in Sturbridge, a second-floor domain that included bird feeders and a comfy porch with a vista that included squadrons of squirrels, birds and other critters in every direction. Tiger came without many teeth and with some sort of dark history from a local pet shelter. She and Mom needed each other and got along symbiotically. If one wanted ice cream or a lap, the other was quick to provide; if one hankered for a bit of fluffy friendliness, the other snuggled cozily nearby. They were a good team, devoted to each other, but less than half their sum total as individuals. That is, Tiger Sue did not respond well to company. She hid, in fact, and ran away from Mom’s family and friends, out of fear, mistrust, or whatever drives cats to scat from the presence of even would-be benefactors. That was Kitty Number One. When Mom had to leave her apartment for assisted living and then full-time nursing care a couple of years ago, Tiger Sue needed a new home. Steve and Janice took her in, though somewhat fearful of her ability to adjust to new surroundings and the traumas associated with change. The move went much more smoothly than expected, however, and within weeks she was not only well adjusted, but also the obvious mistress of her new domain. Sure, she’d run away from most folks, but she began to warm up to her new “parents,” especially when they provided laps in the living room — or ice cream treats in her evening snack bowl. The newly named Tiger had “her” bedroom upstairs but willingly joined humans in the family room for TV, reading and, of course, catnapping. She began to sing (purr), nuzzle and knead in friendly feline fashion, and to gaze adoringly at those who showered ear-rubbing, coat-caressing attention upon her. She was reported to be leery of strangers who stood tall but responded eagerly to humans who bent, crouched or crawled to gain her favor. Eventually, family and friends began to wonder: Is this the same skittish kitty who used to flee at the mere footfall of anyone but Julie? When folks gathered in the family room, she would survey ALL the laps and respond in time to invitations from felinophiles of all ages, sizes, genders, geographic origins and socio-economic status. That was Kitty Number Two. Hey, not counting her (occasionally countless) “cousins” throughout New England, she became known as “the friendliest cat in the family,” a showcase of fluffy philanthropy that made her the focus of warmth and good wishes on any visit to her new home. Last week, Tiger was a bit “off her feed” but still friendly enough to visit every lap in the room during an evening of TV and movie watching. She eschewed her evening ice cream, but we guessed that might be because she knew it contained medication to improve her diet and well-being. She purred, she nuzzled, she reaffirmed her status as a happy cat, which has been equated, by some, with “the soul of any dwelling.” We visited Steve and Janice two days later and they were just returning from interring Tiger in a backyard plot, next to other beloved critters lost to age or infirmity. After an early morning purr-and-petting session, she had suffered some sort of kitty stroke and was gone before anything but soothing caresses could be rendered. Maybe it’s the furry ones who bless US with their presence, who provide their good will and meaningful stewardship in the human-feline continuum. We claim to adopt them, and then they steal hearts and homes and leave us “better off ” for having been part of their lives. Condolences are in order, but so are congratulations to the friendliest, happiest kitty in one huge family of cat lovers. Well done, Tige. Our laps and hearts will miss you.
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Mark Ashton writes a weekly column for Stonebridge Press publications.
Friday, July 24, 2009
• SPENCER NEW LEADER 9
SPORTS Shrewsbury tops Spencer for District 5 crown FINAL GAME FEATURES FOUR HOME RUNS FROM NATIONAL SQUAD BY NICK ETHIER SPORTS STAFF WRITER
OXFORD — The Spencer-Brookfields Little League All-Star team made it all the way to the District 5 championship game via spectacular pitching and defense. Giving up limited runs allowed the offense to squeak just enough runners past the opposition to win tight games. Unfortunately for Spencer’s 11- and 12-year-olds July 18 against Shrewsbury National, the pitching and defense just wasn’t there. Shrewsbury National topped Spencer, 11-3, to win the District 5 title. “Our luck ran out with our pitching,” manager Tom Fahey said. “Cameron (Fahey) didn’t have it tonight.” Cameron Fahey went 2-plus innings, allowing 10 runs on 11 hits and walking one. He also surrendered four home runs to Shrewsbury National. “Seeing (Fahey) the second time around helped a lot,” Shrewsbury National manager Mark Abbott said, as Fahey pitched to his squad in an earlier round July 15. “It showed with some of the hits we had tonight.” The hits were plentiful for Shrewsbury National in the early going, as Miles Gendron, Chris White, Kevin Quinlivan and Nick Ellis all started the game with singles to make it 30. Spencer’s usually sharp defense then committed its first of five errors, as Mike Abbott’s ball was booted by the third baseman. Jack Quinlivan and Dan Quinlivan then had RBI hits to make the score 5-0 after the top of the first. The spunky Spencer squad didn’t quit, though, as they scored twice in the home half of the inning to make it 5-2. Nick Chatzopolis (2-for-2) was hit by a pitch, Alec Petruzzi (2-for-3) singled, and Brendan Donahue walked to load the bases. Shrewsbury National’s catcher tried to pick Chatzopolis off at third base, but the throw was errant, and Chatzopolis and Petruzzi scored for Spencer’s two runs. But Shrewsbury National’s relentless offense scored once
in the second and four times in the third to really put the game away. Abbott drilled a lined shot to left-center for a homer in the second, and Nick Oliva, Gendron and White all hit round trippers in the third to pull Fahey out of the game. “We got here with Cameron and Tanner (Pavilionis pitching), Tom Fahey explained. “We were going to win or lose with them.” Brian Hawes replaced Fahey in the third inning, and picked up the three outs in four batters. Tom Fahey knows it’s an experience Hawes will remember forever. “He’s the 12th kid off the bench,” he explained. “It’s a life experience for him. I said to him, ‘You can tell people I pitched in an All-Star game.’” Tyler Kane pitched the final three innings for Spencer, as he gave up one unearned one in the sixth inning. Kane also struck out two and walked one. But White, Shrewsbury National’s pitcher, was on all game, as he pitched 5-2/3 innings of five-hit ball, giving up three runs. White struck out 12 and walked one. Shane Govoni picked up the final out of the game, striking out Tyler Golden. White’s only other run came in the bottom of the third when Petruzzi hit an RBI groundout. “It was a magical run,” Tom Fahey said. “Nobody expected us … everybody told me we’d be gone in two (games). Maybe win one if you’re lucky.” But Spencer went 4-2 in the tournament, losing to Shrewsbury National twice, 2-1 and 11-3. “The kids should be proud of themselves,” Tom Fahey said. “We put up a team that can get through all the other towns.” Fahey also added that he hopes to see his squad play baseball further down the road and not stop at the Little League level. Meanwhile, Shrewsbury National wrapped up a district title and will now play in the State Sectional tournament. Abbott’s squad won districts as 10-year-olds as well, so they
will be used to competition in the state level. Abbott also showed respect to Spencer by saying, “They were playing in the championship game for a reason. They played fundamentally well.” The entire Spencer roster includes Cameron Fahey, Nick Chatzopolis, Alec Petruzzi, Brendan Donahue, Tanner Pavilionis, Matt McNamara, Tyler Golden, Ethan Grenier, Tyler Kane, Brendan Ebol, Ian Puchalski and Brian Hawes.
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The Spencer-Brookfields Little League All-Star team stands on the baseline for player introductions before their contest with Shrewsbury National in the championship game. Shrewsbury National prevailed, 11-3.
Fahey home run guides Spencer into title game DUDLEY LITTLE LEAGUERS ELIMINATED FROM 12-YEAR-OLD TOURNEY BY NICK ETHIER SPORTS STAFF WRITER
NORTHBOROUGH — Throughout the District 5 Little League tournament the Spencer All-Stars have relied on tremendous pitching and defense, plus just enough offense to advance all the way to the semifinal round. In the Spencer 12-year-olds’ tilt with Dudley July 17, the pitching and defense were there once again, but speedy leadoff hitter Cameron Fahey pulled a shot down the right field line, clearing the fence, and giving Spencer a 3-2 decision, eliminating the usually offensive-minded Dudley squad. “We beat them with their game. We hit the
home run,” Spencer manager Tom Fahey said. With the game tied, 2-2, in the bottom of the fourth inning, Cameron Fahey stepped to the plate with two outs and nobody on base. Dudley pitcher Tyler Weinhardt delivered, and Fahey made just enough contact for the ball to arch over the fence. After the ball left the park, Fahey’s teammates mobbed him at home plate, celebrating Fahey’s first career home run at any level, and Spencer eventually held on for the win. “He has a very pretty swing,” Tom Fahey said of Cameron. “If he makes contact, he hits it good.”
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The Spencer Little League team celebrates after Cameron Fahey hit a solo home run. Fahey’s blast was the winning run in Spencer’s 3-2 decision over Dudley.
The win meant Spencer would square off with Shrewsbury National for the district crown. Shrewsbury beat Spencer, 2-1, July 15 in an earlier round. To win the district, Spencer had to defeat Shrewsbury twice, since National did not yet taste defeat in the tournament. Spencer grabbed a 2-0 lead off Dudley in the bottom of the second inning when Ian Puchalski started the frame by reaching base on an error. Tyler Golden then singled, putting two runners on base. Brendan Ebol was up next, and he laced a shot that ricocheted off Dudley’s second baseman and into short left-center. Ebol’s single plated Puchalski, and Golden ended up scoring when Ebol found himself in a pickle between first and second base. Ebol eventually scampered safely into first as Golden scored Spencer’s second run. But Dudley tied the score in the top of the fourth when Tanner Amico hit an opposite field single to begin the frame. After Amico trotted to second after a passed ball, Dan Butler ripped a double into the gap, scoring Amico. Weinhardt was up next, and his ball got through Spencer’s shortstop, and as the ball slowly rolled into left field Butler got on his horse and scored, making it a 2-2 game. Fahey’s solo shot in the home half of the inning finished the scoring. But things got interesting when Spencer starter Tanner Pavilionis got Butler to ground out in the sixth inning. After pitching 5-2/3 innings, Pavilionis had exceeded the 85-pitch count, meaning the bullpen needed to be summoned. Tyler Kane took the mound, and Weinhardt kept Dudley alive with a single. With the win-
ning run in Curtis Bagley now at the plate, anything was possible. But Kane struck Bagley out on a nasty curveball, and Spencer celebrated the win. “He told me he can’t pitch with nobody on,” Tom Fahey said of Kane, who has escaped bases-loaded, no-out jams twice earlier in the tournament. “On (Bagley), I said get two strikes and then throw him a curveball because he’ll swing at anything.” “I don’t know how they do it,” Dudley manager Ray Sullivan said of Spencer’s grind-itout attitude. “(They are) exceptional defensively. We had some shots. We hit the ball extremely hard. The second baseman, third baseman, shortstop (all made great plays) … exceptional defense. “It was a great played game,” he continued. “I already told the kids the Webster game we lost (9-6). This game, those kids beat us. I wouldn’t change a thing. We had a great run.” Dudley’s run comes to a close with Weinhardt taking the loss, although he pitched well enough to pick up a win. His numbers were good (5 innings, 6 hits, 5 strikeouts), but Pavilionis (5-2/3 innings, 4 hits, 5 strikeouts, 1 walk) and Kane were just a tad better. “It’s just great to be here,” Tom Fahey said of the magical run. “No one expected us to be here. Every team that walks in here sees our kids on the field and go, ‘We can’t lose to these guys.’”
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• Friday, July 24, 2009
SPORTS State finalists go down to wire in PBA contest SOUTHBRIDGE — With another night of Polish Basketball taking place in Southbridge July 16, the nightcap featured two state finalists in Shepherd Hill (Division 1) and Quaboag (Division 3). The game went right down to the wire, per usual for the rivals, with Quaboag coming out victorious, 33-27. Quaboag led for most of the first half, and took an 18-11 lead into halftime. But Shepherd Hill picked their game up in the second half, scoring the first eight points to regain the advantage, 19-18. From that point forward (12 minutes to play) both teams stepped their game up, making the game a well-played, backand-forth affair. Shepherd Hill’s Meagan Fornaro hit a 3-pointer with five minutes to play, tying the score at 25-25. Then, with three minutes to go, Sam McCann nailed a jumper, giving Quaboag the lead again, 27-25. Megan Boutilette immediately retied the game, sinking a runner from inside the foul line. But Meg Burns hit a runner of her own, putting Quaboag up again, 29-27, with 2:30 to play. Burns’ shot ultimately became the game-winner, as Breanna Fleming sunk two free throws and Olivia Jankins made a layup as the buzzer sounded, giving Quaboag the hard fought 33-27 decision. Earlier scores in the tripleheader included Marianapolis defeating Tantasqua’s JV squad, 28-9, and North Brookfield edging Quaboag JV, 26-18. Nick Ethier photos
Left, a member of the Shepherd Hill PBA team dribbles the ball during the Hill’s contest against Quaboag July 16. Below left, a Shepherd Hill player brings the ball down the court. Below, Quaboag’s JV squad and North Brookfield took to the court July 16 as part of a PBA tripleheader, with North Brookfield earning the 26-18 win.
Sturbridge Big League downed in state tournament BY NICK ETHIER SPORTS STAFF WRITER
WORCESTER — Trailing by four runs heading into the bottom of the seventh inning July 14, the Sturbridge Big League team had their back against the wall. A loss would put them in a second game in one night, and it would be an elimination game at that. A win would advance them to the state finals. Sturbridge made it very interesting, loading the bases with no outs and scoring three runs, but they just couldn’t manage plating the tying and/or winning runs, which were positioned at third and second base, respectively.
ATHLETE of the WEEK The Spencer-Brookfields 12-Year-Old All-Star Team, for advancing to the District 5 championship game on Saturday, July 18.
Sturbridge lost the heartbreaker to Tivnan, 7-6. “We’re not done yet,” Sturbridge manager Jim Rosseel said as he remained optimistic. “They did that to us last year.” Rosseel alluded to the 2008 Big League tournament, where Sturbridge defeated Tivnan in the earlier round, but then lost twice in one day in the championship round. Sturbridge would have to beat Quabbin in the nightcap and then defeat Tivnan twice in one day for that similar situation to occur. Tivnan looked to put the game away early, as they scored one run in the first and three in the second to take a quick 4-0 advantage. Errors were a problem for Sturbridge in the early going, as they committed two in each of the first two innings, giving starting pitcher Chris Gray a tougher time retiring the side. “[Gray] can do better, but that’s a good team,” Rosseel said of Tivnan. “There were some errors that killed him.” Gray settled down after the first two frames, tossing six innings of nine-hit ball, giving up five runs. He also struck out four and walked two. Sturbridge began their rally in the third inning when they cut Tivnan’s lead in half, 42. Eric Blais — who went 4-for-4 in the contest
— got things going with a single, and later scored on Trevor Hajko’s RBI double, making it 4-1. Gray then reached on an infield error, plating Hajko. Sturbridge continued their rally attempt in the fourth inning with another one, this one coming off the bat of Blais. He ripped a single, plating Cody Mundell and making it a 4-3 game. Tivnan scored once in the fifth to make it 53, and added two more runs in the seventh for an all-important four run lead. Both runs were unearned, as errors once again doomed Sturbridge. Mundell was on the mound for the final inning. “That hurt,” Rosseel said of the two additional runs tagged on by Tivnan in the seventh. “The seven runs they scored, four or five came off a hit by pitch [and] a couple of errors. [Unearned runs] have been killing me all year.” Sturbridge didn’t quit, though, as Tom Boulus and Blais began the inning with singles. Matt Quigley then reached on an infield error, loading the bases. Hajko (2-for-3) made it 7-4 with an RBI single, and Gray made it even closer with a two-run single down the right field line, closing the gap to 7-6. But reliever Ted Daly, who took over for starter Tom Lawton, got Joe Giroux and Greg Caswell (2-for-3) to strike out looking on awesome curveballs. After Nat Parentis walked to load the bases again, Daly got Buying all of your unwanted gold out of the jam by getjewelry and silver coins. ting Mundell to
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ground into a fielder’s choice and putting Sturbridge in a do-or-die situation. “We’re done [with a loss to Quabbin],” Rosseel said. Unfortunately for the Sturbridge Big Leaguers, their tournament came to a close in the nightcap, falling to Quabbin, 12-4. Fatigue played a large role in the loss, with Sturbridge being on the field for more than five and a half hours. It showed in the later innings, as Quabbin turned a close game into a multiple run contest. “It nailed us,” Rosseel said of playing a doubleheader. “It took the wind right out of us.” And the whole outcome of the tournament would have been different for Sturbridge if they could have completed the comeback against Tivnan. “I was hoping we could do the miracle comeback … we were that close,” he said.
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Friday, July 24, 2009
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SPORTS Hitting the hardtop: Basketball league keeps players in shape BY TERESA A. FRANCO STONEBRIDGE PRESS STAFF WRITER
AUBURN — High school basketball players do not have to let their skills get rusty during the off-season. The Auburn Summer Basketball League gives high school students the chance to hone their skills during the summer months. The league has been in existence for more than 25 years and is currently run by Phil Samko of Worcester and Bob Muir of Auburn. The league uses Lemansky Park in Auburn for games, but consists of teams from around the area. In addition to Auburn, the other teams that participate are the Rams (Charlton and Dudley), Tantasqua (Sturbridge), Bartlett (Webster), Whitinsville Christian, Northbridge, Millbury, Sutton, Uxbridge, Grafton, Bancroft (Worcester), Southbridge, Oxford, North Brookfield, Quaboag (Warren and West Brookfield), Leicester, Quabbin, St. George’s (Fitchburg) and David Prouty (Spencer). Samko stressed the league is “very informal” and is not affiliated with the schools — even though some of the teams are named after the players’ respective schools. “It’s not a business — we do it out of the good of our hearts,” Samko said. He explained that because of Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) standards, summer basketball leagues cannot be affiliated with high schools and teams cannot be coached by high school coaches either. According to Muir and Samko, the league has grown over the years. Samko said the league started out with only 10 teams, but now has more than 20. Samko said that the league tries to keep the entry fees as low as possible, and it gets local businesses to sponsor the league as well. Samko also mentioned that one of the main purposes of the league is to give high school students something to do with their free time during their time off from school. “[The leagues] keeps the kids off the streets and out of trouble and provides them with an opportunity they might not have,” he said. Muir has been running the league for most of its existence. He took over the league 25 years ago when a couple of high school basketball coaches handed it over to him when they could not run it anymore because of MIAA policies. He said the league is the largest of its kind in central Massachusetts. Muir said the league was started because there are some students that did not have
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Auburn played Quaboag at an Auburn Summer Basketball League game Thursday, July 9 at Lemansky Park. Quaboag won the game 54-27.
much to do in the summer months and that from then on the league has run smoothly. “It’s been very successful and our league has a very good reputation,” he said. Muir said he and Samko give the players strict guidelines and rules to follow and that they have never had any problems. He said he finds it enjoyable to be able to give high school basketball players this opportunity during the summer. “I enjoy working — it is always a joy to teach the kids to shoot basketballs and we have a beautiful place to play,” he said. For more information about the league or to view the game schedule, visit the organi-
Southbridge and North Brookfield took to the court for a game Thursday, July 9, part of the Auburn Summer Basketball League. Southbridge earned the 59-47 win.
SPORTS BRIEFS Sign up now for fall baseball teams
NB baseball, soccer teams to offer clinic
NORTH BROOKFIELD — North Brookfield Youth Baseball/Soccer is looking to form a fall baseball team and a Babe Ruth fall team. Play would run from early September through October. If interested in playing, e-mail Roger Shedd at [email protected]
NORTH BROOKFIELD — North Brookfield Youth Baseball/Soccer will offer a baseball and softball clinic from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 4-5 and Aug. 11-12 at the North Brookfield High School baseball fields. The clinic is open for players in T-ball through Babe Ruth. Applications available from North Brookfield coaches, at the concession stand at North Brookfield High School or online at nbysports.com. For more information, e-mail Tabby LeBlanc at [email protected]
or Roger Shedd at [email protected]
zation’s Web site at webpages.char ter.net/aubur nsummerleague.
Teresa A. Franco may be reached at (508) 909-4136, or by e-mail at [email protected]
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• Friday, July 24, 2009
POLICE REPORTS Spencer July 9 10:59 a.m.: Residential fire, Charlton Road. Abandoned 911, answering machine on call back. 11:12 a.m.: Residential fire, Holmes Street. Is rod in oven. 12:26 p.m.: Criminal intelligence, Main Street. Person driving while drinking beer. 12:58 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident with property damage, West Main Street. Just past Route 49, one person injured. 6:33 p.m.: Suspicious activity, Woodside Road. Husband having people take pictures of her, stalk. 9:39 p.m.: Disturbance, R Jones Road. Heard possible gunshots in woods near house. 10:15 p.m.: Disturbance, Meadow Road. Ex-girlfriend is harassing him via cell phone calls. 10:41 p.m.: Sexual non-force incident, West Main Street. People in vehicle, only white vehicle in lot. July 10 2:22 a.m.: Suspicious vehicle, Maple Street. No plates on vehicle. 6:40 a.m.: Disturbance/neighbors, Maple Street. Noise complaint: loud music woke up daughter. 7:33 a.m.: Request for police, Church Street. Won’t return cell phone and charger. 9:10 a.m.: Abandoned 911, G H Wilson Road. Rang back, sorry, meant to call 411. 10:19 a.m.: Assault with knife, Main Street. Attempting to ring back, man in lot with knife. 10:45 a.m.: Bad checks, Main Street. Person wrote check on deceased person’s account. 12:50 p.m.: Suspicious vehicle, Smithville Road. Van keeps driving by. 12:58 p.m.: Burglary/residence, Holmes Street. Residence B&E’d, items missing. 1:12 p.m.: Larceny, Olde Main Street. Requesting to speak to officer. 1:25 p.m.: Juvenile matter, Cherry Street. About 2-year-old male walking alone. 1:53 p.m.: Disturbance, Park Street. Vehicle with unopened alcohol, advised to return it. 2:01 p.m.: Animal control, Main Street. Looks like dog hit, in travel lane. 2:55 p.m.: Motor vehicle theft, Smithville Road. Motorcycle missing from residence. 5:08 p.m.: Trash dumping, Main Street. Pallet in road. 8:22 p.m.: Disturbance, Church Street. Can hear person outside residence. 9:22 p.m.: Motor vehicle complaint, West Main Street. Vehicle going by blowing air horn. 9:49 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident with property damage, West Main Street. Two vehicles, all out, no one injured. 10:10 p.m.: Peeping Tom, Blueberry Hill Drive. Person was looking in window. 10:49 p.m.: Disturbance/neighbors, Maple Street. Second floor being extremely loud. July 11 3:58 a.m.: Animal control, Greenville Street. Two white horses in road. 4:55 a.m.: Request for police, Paxton Road. Large box of nails spilled all over roadway. 6:59 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident with personal injury, North Spencer and North Brookfield roads. Think is an accident, vehicle is smoking. 9:12 a.m.: Animal control, Thompson Pond Road. Eighteen-year-old black cat missing since 9 last night. 9:59 a.m.: Fraud, R Jones Road. Requesting to speak with officer re: contractor. 11:51 a.m.: Animal control, Woodside Road. Small gray fluffy dog in yard. 11:52 a.m.: Domestic incident, Pearl Street. Man beating up girlfriend again. 11:59 a.m.: Missing person, North Spencer Road. Person never arrived from Philadelphia last night. 12:37 p.m.: Disturbance/neighbors, Maple Street. Woman downstairs banging, walls shaking. 1:09 p.m.: Police information, North Spencer Road. Receiving phone calls re: credit card rates. 2:06 p.m.: Suspicious vehicle, Woodside Road. Vehicle parked behind residence. 2:21 p.m.: Animal control, Sherman Grove. Orange cat with white muzzle with no tags in yard. 4:07 p.m.: Parking complaint, Old East Charlton Road. Cars obstructing roadway in bad curve. 5:56 p.m.: Motor vehicle complaint, Main Street. Vehicle being operated by unlicensed person. 6:38 p.m.: Disturbance/fight, Maple Street. Attacked by woman. 9:13 p.m.: Request for police, Chestnut Street. Can hear gunshots or fireworks. 9:52 p.m.: Request for police, Maple Street. Upstairs neighbor kicked in hallway door. July 12 12:24 a.m.: Disturbance, Mechanic Street. Neighbors are disturbing the peace. 8:52 a.m.: Vandalism, Woodside Road. Heard knocking then smash. 3:12 p.m.: Juvenile matter, Main Street. Kid knocked over barrel. 3:23 p.m.: Recreational vehicle complaint, Park Street. Person launching boat at park. 7:04 p.m.: Animal control, Hastings Road. Cat caught bird, requesting to speak with animal control. 8:09 p.m.: Police information, Park Street. People setting up tent at park. 9:44 p.m.: Domestic abuse/neglect, Mechanic Street. Requesting officer to apartment. 10:43 p.m.: Disturbance/neighbors, Maple Street. Third floor occupants slamming doors, threw lit cigarette. 11:07 p.m.: Disturbance, Main Street. Requesting officer remove man. July 13 12:36 a.m.: Suspicious vehicle, Cranberry Meadow Road. Motorcycle started up and took off. 12:10 p.m.: Domestic incident, R Jones Road. Person won’t leave area. 12:16 p.m.: Motor vehicle complaint, Church Street. Vehicle parks on sidewalk all the time. 12:43 p.m.: Animal control, Sherwood Drive. Fox underneath shed. 7:26 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident with personal injury, Main and North streets. Vehicle vs. bicycle, person on ground. July 14 3:18 a.m.: Fire Department notified, South Spencer Road. Sounds like leak coming from the tracks. 6:42 a.m.: Disabled motor vehicle, Main and Maple streets. Oil tanker can’t get up hill. 7:57 to 7:58 a.m.: Animal control, Grove Street and Main Street. One dog ran off, another running around Main Street. 9:52 a.m.: DPW callout, Northwest Road. Tree debris hanging in road.
10:45 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident with property damage, Main Street and Paxton Road. Multiple 911 calls re: accident with injury. 10:59 a.m.: Request for police, Main Street. Signs keep getting put on property. 11:45 a.m.: Request for police, Smithville Road. Bee’s nest under playground. 12:45 p.m.: Request for police, Main Street. Kid out holding a “homeless” sign. 1:38 p.m.: Disturbance/neighbors, Cranberry Meadow Road. Neighbor constantly disturbs caller. 5:15 p.m.: Abandoned 911, Clark Road. Dialed in error, meant to call 411. 5:52 p.m.: Domestic incident, West Main Street. Having domestic incident with woman. 6:23 p.m.: Request for police, Maple Street. Requesting welfare check on son. 7:11 p.m.: Animal control, Woodside Road. Wife attacked by black Lab. July 15 5:40 a.m.: Disturbance, Chestnut Street. People fighting with each other. 6:26 a.m.: Animal control, Maple Street. Raccoon just hit by vehicle, on side of the road. 9:30 a.m.: Elderly matters, Howe Village. Someone knocks on door and rings bell. 9:35 a.m.: Request for police, West Main Street. OK if vanity plate over MA registration plate? 9:57 a.m.: Disturbance/neighbors, Maple Street. Neighbor kicking and banging on other neighbor’s door. 10:36 a.m.: Animal control, Bixby Road. Missing tabby cat. 12:11 p.m.: Hit and run accident with property damage, South Spencer Road. Pickup off road, took out mailboxes, took off. 2:35 p.m.: Animal control, May Street. Missing Boston terrier. 4:37 p.m.: Weapons/improper target practice, Paxton Road. Possible shots fired in the woods. 4:46 p.m.: Vandalism, Pleasant Street. Large stick inside vehicle exhaust in parking lot. 5:40 p.m.: Suspicious person, Smithville Road. Yellow van soliciting to sell steaks and chicken. 6:37 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident with property damage, Paxton Road. Motorcycle crash. 9:02 and 9:30 p.m.: Fire (woods/grass/other), Chestnut Street. Illegal burning outside of building.
Leicester July 9 8:18 a.m.: Family problem, Pleasant Street. Peace restored. 8:32 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, Main Street. Report taken. 11:39 a.m.: Animal complaint, Utica Street. No action required. 2:25 p.m.: Breaking and entering into motor vehicle, Parker Street. No action required. 2:55 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, South Main Street. Assisted party. 3:16 p.m.: Disturbance, Franklin Street. Spoken to. 5:11 p.m.: Shoplifting, Soojians Drive. Investigated. 7:34 p.m.: Neighbor dispute, South Main Street. Peace restored. 9:58 p.m.: Breaking and entering into motor vehicle, Soojians Drive. Report taken. July 10 12:07 a.m.: Disabled motor vehicle, Pleasant Street. Vehicle towed. 12:45 a.m.: Suspicious vehicle, Main Street. Building checked and secured. 7:59 a.m.: Larceny, Sandy’s Circle. Report taken. 11 a.m.: Abandoned 911, Lakeview Drive. Spoken to. 11:38 a.m.: Motorcycle/ATV/snowmobile complaint, Lakeview Drive. Area search negative. 2 p.m.: Officer wanted, Baldwin Street. Assisted party. 2:40 and 5:55 p.m.: Welfare check, Stafford Street. Spoken to. 6:12 p.m.: Threats, Henshaw Street. Report taken. 8:25 p.m.: Vandalism, Willow Hill Road and Henshaw Street. Dispersed group. 10:40 p.m.: Disturbance/gathering, Maple Lane. Spoken to. 11:17 p.m.: Noise complaint, Ackley Drive. Area search negative. 11:30 p.m.: Suspicious vehicle, Washburn Square. Building checked and secured. July 11 12:50 a.m.: Suspicious vehicle, Stafford Street. Building checked and secured. 2:40 a.m.: Suspicious person, Main Street and Colonial Drive. Spoken to. 8:10 a.m.: Malicious mischief, Maple Lane. Report taken. 1:57 p.m.: Neighbor dispute, Stafford Street. Advised civil. 4:49 p.m.: Assist other police, Main Street. Assisted party. 5:56 p.m.: Motorcycle/ATV/snowmobile complaint, Lakeview Drive. Area search negative. 6:26 p.m.: Vandalism, Winslow Avenue. No action required. 6:48 p.m.: Suspicious person, Charlton Street. Dispersed group. 8:35 p.m.: Suspicious vehicle, Mulberry and Sylvester streets. Spoken to. 8:55 p.m.: Suspicious person, Pine and River streets. Area search negative. 10:11 p.m.: Suspicious vehicle, Main Street. Investigated. 11:41 p.m.: Suspicious person, Main and Church streets. Spoken to. July 12 12:39 a.m.: Hazardous condition, Mannville and Paxton streets. Removed hazard. 10:57 a.m.: Disturbance, Mayflower Road. Gone on arrival. 1:50 p.m.: Motorcycle/ATV/snowmobile complaint, Chapel Street. Area search negative. 3:31 p.m.: Animal complaint, Chesnar Drive. No service. 5:38 p.m.: Suspicious vehicle, Greenville Street. Area search negative. 6:33 p.m.: Suspicious person, Pleasant Street. Area search negative. 6:40 p.m.: Disabled motor vehicle, Main Street. Services rendered. 6:46 p.m.: Unwanted guest, Main Street. Services rendered. 6:49 p.m.: Open door/window, Washburn Street. Services rendered. 7 p.m.: Abandoned 911, Stafford Street. Services rendered. 9:17 p.m.: Disturbance, Auburn Street. Services rendered. 9:57 p.m.: Animal complaint, Mulberry Street. Area search negative. 11:47 p.m.: Suspicious vehicle, Mulberry and Earle streets. Dispersed group. July 13 1:58 a.m.: Suspicious person, Mill Street. Services ren-
dered. 8:33 a.m.: Larceny, Brown Street. Report taken. 11:58 a.m.: Noise complaint, Huntoon Memorial Highway. Area search negative. 12:30 p.m.: Neighbor dispute, Laflash Lane. Spoken to. 1:30 p.m.: Fraud, Brickyard Road. Report taken. 1:37 p.m.: Domestic disturbance, Old Stafford Turnpike. Referred to other agency. 3:24 p.m.: Water problem, Siani Road. Services rendered. 4:08 p.m.: Motorcycle/ATV/snowmobile complaint, Tobin Road. Spoken to. 11:55 p.m.: Suspicious person, Main Street. Spoken to. July 14 7:25 a.m.: Officer wanted, Fairview Drive. Report taken. 9:01 a.m.: Mutual aid, Moosehill Road. Transported to hospital. 10:28 a.m.: Animal complaint, Henshaw Street. Message delivered. 11:28 a.m.: Fraud, Main Street. Arrest made (no further information provided). 1:22 p.m.: Disturbance, Paxton Street. Spoken to. 2:12 p.m.: Officer wanted, Laflash Lane. Report taken. 4:41 p.m.: Hit and run accident, Main Street. Area search negative. 7:29 p.m.: Motorcycle/ATV/snowmobile complaint, Oakwood Lane. Spoken to. 8:40 p.m.: Suspicious vehicle, Fairview Drive. Investigated. July 15 3:16 a.m.: Residential breaking and entering, Rawson Drive. Arrest made. 10:41 a.m.: Neighbor dispute, Rawson Street. No service. 12:31 p.m.: Residential fire alarm, Stafford Street. Investigated. 2:32 p.m.: Family problem, Auburn Street. Peace restored. 3:02 p.m.: Assist citizen, Pine Street. Assisted party. 8:07 p.m.: Fire/smoke removal, Pine Avenue. Services rendered. 9:22 p.m.: Disturbance, Pleasant Street. Peace restored. 9:28 p.m.: Aircraft problem, Burncoat Lane. Unfounded. 9:30 p.m.: Citizen request extra patrols, Rawson Drive. 10:08 p.m.: Welfare check, Whittemore Street. Services rendered.
West Brookfield July 8 11:37 a.m.: 911 hang-up call, Route 67. Referred to other agency. 12:09 p.m.: Complaint, Ridgewood Circle. Transported to hospital. 7:23 p.m.: Alarm, Cottage Street. Checked and secured. July 9 8:13 p.m.: Assist citizen, East Main Street. Spoken to. July 10 2:05 a.m.: Animal call, West Main Street. Removed hazard. 11:51 a.m.: Fire alarm, New Braintree Road. Spoken to. July 11 8:53 a.m.: Assist citizen, fire station. Services rendered. July 12 11:39 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, Central Street. Report taken. 5:42 p.m.: Motor vehicle operations complaint, Central Street. Unfounded. 6:01 p.m.: Complaint, Kennedy Road. Spoken to. 9:32 p.m.: Animal call, Front Street. Services rendered. July 13 5:40 p.m.: Alarm, North Main Street. Building checked and secured. 9:22 p.m.: Motor vehicle operations complaint, Route 9. Spoken to. July 14 12:53 a.m.: Complaint, Long Hill Road. Investigated. 9:52 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, West Main Street. Vehicle towed. 1:05 p.m.: Motor vehicle operations complaint, John Gilbert Road. Unknown outcome. 3:12 p.m.: Assist citizen, Ridgewood Circle. Services rendered. 7:44 p.m.: Welfare check, Pleasant Street. Checked and secured. 9:26 p.m.: Alarm, West Main Street. Building checked and secured.
Brookfield July 9 10:27 a.m.: 911 hang-up, First Street. Investigated. 11:30 a.m.: Mutual aid, East Brookfield. 4:55 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, West Main Street. One vehicle, investigated. 7:40 p.m.: Domestic disturbance, Green Street. Peace restored. 8:30 p.m.: Trespassing with motor vehicle, Lake Road. Summons issued. July 10 1:45 a.m.: Disabled motor vehicle, South Maple Street. Assisted motorist. 7:15 p.m.: Building secured, Webber Road. 8:30 p.m.: Assist citizen, Westward Way. Services rendered. July 11 11 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, Long Hill Road. Two vehicles, investigated. 11:10 a.m.: Residential alarm, Lake Road. Building cleared and secured. 4:15 p.m.: Mutual aid, West Brookfield. 7:45 p.m.: Motor vehicle stop, West Main Street. Summons issued for unlicensed, warrant arrest. 11:40 p.m.: Breaking and entering in nighttime and domestic assault, Hayden Avenue. July 12 12:40 p.m.: Residential alarm, Wells Road. Building secured. 3:20 p.m.: Report of boats operating erratically, Lake Road. Unfounded. 6 p.m.: Mutual aid, North Brookfield. 6:42 p.m.: Report of motor vehicle operating erratically, Green Street. Investigated. 10:15 p.m.: Alarm, Buckboard Pass. Building cleared and secured. 11:30 p.m.: Vandalism, Molasses Hill Road. Investigated. July 13 8:20 a.m.: Vandalism, Cottonwood Circle. Investigated. 11:42 a.m.: Larceny, Webber Road. Report taken. 1:11 p.m.: Report of motor vehicle operating erratically, Post Road. Investigated. 1:50 p.m.: Mutual aid, North Brookfield. 9:10 p.m.: Mutual aid, West Brookfield.
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11:07 p.m.: Motor vehicle trespassing after dark, Lewis Field. 11:45 p.m.: Attempt to locate individual for West Brookfield PD, Webber Road. July 14 12:53 a.m.: Mutual aid, West Brookfield. 2:56 a.m.: Mutual aid, North Brookfield. 9:19 a.m.: Motor vehicle stop, West Main Street. Summons issued for registration suspended. 1:20 p.m.: Report of dirt bikes on roadway, Chestnut Street. Unfounded. 3:25 p.m.: Residential alarm, East Main Street. Building cleared and secured. 4:50 p.m.: Animal call, Webber Road. Loose dog in traffic. 5:45 p.m.: Motor vehicle lockout assist, Maple Street. 7:10 p.m.: Identity theft, Town Farm Road. Report taken. 10:25 p.m.: Missing juvenile/runaway, Devils Elbow Road. Investigated (returned to parents July 15). July 15 5:06 a.m.: 911 hang-up, Rice Corner Road. Investigated. 7:02 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, Gay Road. One vehicle, investigated. 8:05 a.m.: Assist citizen, Quaboag Street. 10:30 a.m. and 1:50 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, South Maple Street. Two vehicles, investigated. 10:40 a.m.: Well being check, Maverick Drive Extension. Services rendered. 1:35 p.m.: Report of child abuse, Rice Corner Road. Investigated. 7:40 p.m.: Mutual aid, West Brookfield. 8:55 p.m.: Suspicious activity, Maple Street. Investigated.
ARRESTS The arrests below were listed in each town’s police department logs. People charged are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. The Spencer New Leader will publish dispensations of cases at the request of the accused, with proper documentation.
Spencer July 10 Anthony P. Cole, 27, 99 Chestnut St., Spencer. Warrant. Andrew P. Ryan, 26, 138 Charlton Road, Oxford. Assault with a dangerous weapon, open container, disorderly person, disturbing the peace. July 11 Lauren Marie Beardsley, 39, 7 May St., Spencer. Disorderly person, disturbing the peace, assault and battery. Karen L. Benoit, 42, 16 Maple St., Spencer. Disorderly person, disturbing the peace, assault and battery (two counts). July 12 Nicole M. Elmore, 24, 130 Pleasant St., East Brookfield. Receiving stolen property over $250 (two counts), receiving stolen property under $250 (four counts). Luis Rivera Jr., 22, 108 Mechanic St., Spencer. Domestic assault and battery, intimidation of a witness. July 13 Nicholas C. Thibert, 23, 8 Deer Run Road, Brookfield. Two warrants.
Leicester July 10 Benjamin Kimball, 27, 109 Muggett Hill Road, Charlton. Operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of motor vehicle, marked lanes violation. July 12 James F. Shute, 49, 41 Mayflower Road, Leicester. Domestic assault and battery. July 13 Jorge L. Tomei, 40, 27 Moon St., Southbridge. Operating motor vehicle with licensed revoked for OUI, speeding. July 14 Damian K. Foster, 53, homeless, Worcester. Failure to register as sex offender/homeless (second offense). July 15 Vincent A. Tiscione, 21, 25 Rawson Drive, Leicester. Warrant.
West Brookfield July 11 Scot S. Maxwell, 35, 42 Front St., West Brookfield. Failure to register as sex offender, homeless (third offense).
Brookfield July 11 Christopher Barter, 24, Ware. Warrant. July 12 Benjamin Aubin, 29, Brookfield. Domestic assault and battery, breaking and entering in the nighttime for a felony. July 15 Joseph Ouellet, 20, Barre. Assault and battery on a child with injury, domestic assault and battery, reckless endangerment of a child.
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‘Green’ TLC for flea market, yard sale finds
utes. Hang out in the sun to dry. If lea market and yard sale seathe stain is not gone, try leaving son is in full swing, and our linens out for subsequent sunny area is full of weekend shopdays until stain has faded. pers eager to snap up a bar*** gain to keep for themselves or resell Retro liquor decanters are fabufor profit. While good deals on vinlous finds, but the alcohol they once tage wares are still plentiful, held will often leave dark stains. chances are that old item will need a What to do? Treat it with an organic little TLC before being put into acid such as citric acid, white vineactive duty or on the Internet aucgar or a mixture of 1 tablespoon of tion block. As the nation “goes AKE salt to 1/4 pint of vinegar. Leave in green,” environmentally friendly the glass or decanter for 24 hours, choices are gaining popularity in THE shaking occasionally, then rinse and the antiques and collectibles mardry thoroughly. If stains are still ketplace. Chemicals are no longer a INT there, repeat the process although first option for sprucing up, repairtough stains may never completely ing or cleaning antiques and colKAREN be removed. lectibles. Read on for suggestions TRAINOR *** that are both effective and ecologiIf your less than perfect porcelain cally sound. Note: Use these methods at your own risk. or glass piece needs repair, the following What may work on one item might ruin chemical-free glue often yields great results: another. Be sure to test all homemade tech- You’ll need: two packets (1/2 ounce) unflaniques before applying to valuable antiques vored gelatin; 2 tablespoons cold water; 3 tablespoons skim milk. To do: In a small and collectibles. bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water. Set *** Vintage copper pieces can be valuable! To aside to gel. Heat milk to boiling point and clean them up quickly, mix lemon juice or mix into softened gelatin. Stir until gelatin vinegar with salt and use as a metal polish- is dissolved. Apply a thin layer of warm glue to edges of glass, being sure to align break. er. Simply rub clean and rinse. Press firmly and apply masking tape over *** Great old bottles often come with not so fix. Then prop the piece in a box filled with great old stains. But chemicals aren’t neces- sand for support until completely dry, or sary to remove residue from a long necked tape and clamp the item to ensure a tight vintage bottle. Place a few tiny pebbles in the adhesion. *** bottle, add some hot soapy water and shake The U.S. General Services Administration until the stains are gone. Historic Preservation Technical Procedures *** Aged linens are lovely, but are often found Manual suggests this eco-friendly cleaning with stains. Take a tip from housewives of method for old glass: Wash the glass with a the past to keep vintage textiles terrific: To solution of household vinegar and water. remove rust stains from old linens the chem- For discoloration, wash clear glass with a ical-free way, simply rub lemon juice and non-toxic detergent and very fine 0000 steel salt directly on the stain and hang in the sun wool. Do not apply too much pressure or it to dry. For stubborn stains on sturdy linens, will break the glass or scratch the surface of boil them in a pot of hot water to which a lit- the glass. *** tle eco-friendly powdered laundry detergent Believe it or not, plain old white bread is has been added. Let cook for about 20 min-
the tool of choice for many collectors when it comes to removing stains on paper items, such as documents, paper pages, or even postcards. Rub with the bread until stain is gone. Stale bread can also be used to clean paintings in a pinch. *** Want to spruce up silver plate cutlery without harsh chemicals? Try the old-fashioned tin foil technique to remove silver. It’s quick and easy, especially if you have several pieces to clean. Fold a thick piece of tin foil and place it in the kitchen sink to cover the entire bottom. Add the tarnished silverware and fill sink with boiling or very hot tap water to fully cover the pieces. For each quart of water add 1 teaspoon each of salt and baking soda. Soak the silver for several minutes until the tarnish is gone. Remove silver, rinse and buff dry with a soft cloth. Note: Homemade methods may leave a dull white luster on pieces or damage them. Don’t polish valuable or enameled silver this way and always test a few pieces first. *** Removing years of dirt from soft fabric antiques, such as old rag dolls, pillows, etc., doesn’t necessarily require washing. Before you attempt to clean such items, first carefully vacuum the piece through a layer of nylon net. You’ll be surprised how clean the item can come out. Reader Question Terry Hall of West Brookfield wrote: “I am in need of a way to remove old bumper stickers from cars. Any ideas?” A: First of all, you have to be very careful not to damage a painted bumper when attempting removal, but here are two suggestions: I have always advised using a hair dryer to “melt” the adhesive. Carefully pry up a corner edge and while applying heat slowly peel off the sticker (a paint spackling tool is perfect to nudge it up, but you must take care not to ruin the paint with the tool or the heat.) A thin rubber spatula might
work too. Any sticky residue can be removed with some lubricant like WD-40. My son had success removing a bumper sticker using just vegetable oil. He drenched the sticker with the oil and rubbed it a bit. Then using a razor blade (I would have used a dull knife blade) he worked oil under the sticker little by little while prying off. This worked quicker than my method, and no glue residue remained as the oil took it all off. Readers: If you have another idea to solve this problem, please write in!
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re your bills stacking up? Are you concerned that you won’t be able to pay them or are you already behind on payments? Resist the temptation to ignore the situation, hoping it will just go away. Unless you take action, the situation will only get worse and your available options will likely decrease. Here are some steps that you can take to gain control and help prevent problems from escalating. • Don’t wait. If you know you won’t be able to make a required payment on time, contact your creditor right
tears or threats. Getting overly emotional can cloud your thinking and you may end up saying something that you will regret later. • Be conservative. Give yourself some breathing room. Don’t offer to make a payment if you know it is unlikely that you can make it happen. If you think you can send a payment in two months, ask for three. If you make a payment early, that’s great. But if you make an agreement with a creditor and fail to fulfill that agreement, you may not get another chance for a break. • Make your offer first. Take the lead and ask your
NEWS BRIEFS QVCDC to offer ‘Be Your Own Boss’ talk Be your own boss — but do you have what it takes? Free assessments are taking place in Ware, Monson and Spencer this August and September. Sit down and explore your potential for independent business ownership with assistance from the Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation (QVCDC). Attendees will get practical condensed information and tools in two-hour dinner
sessions at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Monson Public Library and 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the QVCDC in Ware, or at a breakfast session at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Richard Sugden Library in Spencer. Pre-registration is free and space is limited. The deadline for the Monson and Ware programs is Tuesday, July 28th, and the deadline for Spencer is Tuesday, Sept. 8. The cost for anyone registering after the deadline or at the door is $10 per person. To register, or for more information, visit the QVCDC Web site, www.QVCDC.com, or call (413) 967-3001.
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the date, the name of creditor for possible the person you remedies. You could spoke with, their ask for lower or no contact information payments for a speand the details of cific period of time, what was discussed. reduced or eliminat• Write letters. ed fees and interest, Corresponding by paying interest only mail lets a creditor on the debt until you know that you are can resume making OUR serious and it allows monthly payments you to say what you and/or a lump sum ONEY want without getsettlement payment ting flustered. It also that is less than the ATTERS provides proof of balance due. communication. • Negotiate. If a ANNE O’BRIEN Having hard copies creditor makes an of your letters can offer to settle on a debt, don’t hesitate to ask for be very helpful if circuma further reduction. It does- stances become worse and you have to go to court. Keep n’t hurt to try. • Communicate with the a copy of everything that highest-ranking employ- you mail to a creditor and ee. Ask to speak with a man- send your correspondence ager or supervisor regarding by certified mail so that you your account. They usually can prove that they received have more authority than a it. Be sure your letters concustomer service represen- tain your contact informatative to work out a deal or to tion and account number, make payment arrange- are addressed to a specific person or department, ments. • Keep a journal. Keep include a detailed explanatrack of the people you tion of why you are unable speak with and what was to pay the debt, include the said. Negotiating for a debt specific solution you are reduction will likely require seeking and include documore than one conversation mentation (i.e., unemployand it can be confusing and ment or medical papers). • Don’t send post-dated information can be conflicting. Use a notebook or a checks. Creditors may ask spreadsheet to keep track of you to send post-dated
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Eileen Halvey of Auburn sits with her dog, a 2-year-old Maltese named Jenel, while sitting under the tent that Leicester Lions set up at the park that bears their name.
LEICESTER — Claire Cotter, right, of Worcester watches as her grandson, 6-year-old Dominic Russello of Rhode Island, gets ready to throw a bean bag at a target during the Leicester chapter of the Red Hat Society’s annual picnic Wednesday, July 15 at Lions Park.
A Leicester Red Hatter plays polo with a balloon and an inflatable flamingo, and group members serving as wickets.
A blindfolded Marilyn Wilkerson of Worcester is led toward the Pin the Flower on the Red Hatter board, one of the games featured in the Leicester chapter of the Red Hat Society’s annual picnic. She came the closest to putting her paper flower on the board.
Ruth Surette, left, and Barbara Soponski, both of Spencer, show off the hats they wore to last week’s picnic.
Dolores Fairbanks of Leicester shows off her plastic fire hat adorned with pink ribbons as she cradles a water balloon in her hands.
Gloria Lee reacts as she tries to catch a balloon filled with water.
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Glodis’ office to identify and address safety concerns of senior citizens. The TRIAD program (available in East Brookfield, North Brookfield, West Brookfield and New Braintree) also offers free cell phones to dial 911, identification cards containing vital information in case of emergency and safety workshops for seniors. Brookfield residents who do not have house numbers and are eligible for the TRIAD numbering program may visit the Board of Selectmen’s office at Town Hall and fill out a short order form. The signs will be delivered to Town Hall, where residents can pick them up and install them. “I think it’s tremendous,” said
Acting Police Chief Sgt. Christopher Welsh. “I think it’s a very good resource to have. A lot more communities should use that resource. They’re really flexible in what they’re going to do for us.” Welsh recently brought the house numbering issue to selectmen’s attention — a concern he said he’s had since joining the force. He explained Monday, July 20 that there are “quite a few houses in town” that either are not numbered or have numbers not easily seen from the street. When police, fire or ambulance crews respond to a call to a house that is not numbered, he said, they have to make their best guess on where it is located. “It takes a little while to count the numbers,” Welsh said, noting that house numbers are helpful as
reference points after an accident or to identify a structure being broken into. “It’s strictly a question of time,” noted Brookfield Fire Chief Peter Martell. “There aren’t many things in an emergency we can’t control, and this is only one of them. This is something that’s so easy to correct.” It is a point Martell and Emergency Squad Director Donna Lafleur stressed in their 2008 annual reports, especially since not displaying numbers on a mailbox, on a house or at the foot of a driveway is breaking state law and a town bylaw. According to Chapter 148, Section 59 of state law, every building “shall have” a number attached to it — the same information included in the Enhanced 911 system.
“Said number shall be of a nature and size and shall be situated on the building so that, to the extent practicable, it is visible from the nearest street or road providing vehicular access to such building,” the section states. Chapter 10, Section 1 of Brookfield’s bylaws states that the Board of Selectmen “may order” numbers to be attached to or painted on buildings. Anyone not complying with that order, according to the bylaw, would be fined between $1 and $20. Neither rule states exactly how high the numbers have to be, or the material from which they can be made, but Martell said the town’s public safety chiefs are “willing to give advice” about that. He said the numbers should be contrasting (that is, not the same color as the house or board on which they are
attached) and draw attention. It is important for property owners to display the correct number, Martell said, since he noted that some parcels have two or three lot numbers or are not numbered sequentially from the lot next door. People not sure of their house number, the chief said, can call the Board of Assessors office at (508) 867-2930, ext. 16. “We encourage people to do it, and there’s really no downside to it,” Martell said. “There’s no down side to house numbering.” For more information on the sheriff ’s house numbering program, call the Board of Selectmen’s office at (508) 867-2930, ext. 10. David Dore may be reached at (508) 909-4140, or by e-mail at [email protected]
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Rossi, since it expires in June 2010. How the school budget is formulated in the future will hopefully change, according to Rossi. He said that in past years the committee had “rubberstamped” the school budget without paying much attention to how the dollars were being spent. Now, with new School Committee members and a new chairman in East Brookfield’s Peter Rock, Rossi said, “I am optimistic … things are going to change.” Ryan Grannan-Doll may be reached at (508) 909-4050, or by e-mail at [email protected]
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budget at the May Annual Town Meeting. On June 30, the School Committee approved the cuts, based on reduced Chapter 70 education aid from the state. The budget does not change the assessments to either town, which calls for Spencer to contribute $6,966,155, with East Brookfield’s portion at $1,697,392. The figures are a 6 percent and 3 percent drop from last year, respectively. Union President Mark James said last month that he did not “think it’s fair” for teachers — including those who might lose their jobs because of a possible cut in state aid — to vote on their futures. He said the teachers “unanimously” agreed to reject a proposal for a one-year wage freeze. Town employees in both Spencer and East Brookfield have given up raises for one year, which officials had hoped the teachers would do. Negotiations for a new teachers contract will start sometime in the fall, according to
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were over here,” pointing to a vacant field next to the employee lot. Another employee who left without identifying herself said the plan is “asking too much” of handicapped people and wondered if the Registry would have to create a longer driveway and new lot closer to the building. She said staff people have known about it roughly a month, since managers had “a big meeting” with state officials. “I think it’ll be ridiculous,” she said. “The people who work here — where are we going to park? We’ve been told they’ll get the first 14 spaces, so they’ll have to make a bigger lot.” Similar opposition to the plan sparked a regional petition campaign (stretching from Southbridge to Spencer) proposed by Town Counselor Larry McDonald last week. Signatures were to be turned in by Tuesday, July 21, and had exceeded 3,000 by Monday, July 20, with a much smaller parallel petition online. Dufresne said she had not heard of that effort. She said this project is one of 11 offices statewide moving or closing for financial reasons; five of them are being moved to buildings currently owned by the state. The moves, she added, are the latest in a series of cost-
cutting efforts that previously involved reducing hours, eliminating courtesy notices about renewal and “$2 million in [other] operational overhead.” “We have to make these decisions based on the cuts before us,” Dufresne said. “ … People don’t like change, but unfortunately we have such economic and budget constraints that we’re targeting our budget-busting leases system-wide.” As reported last week, the Registry pays about $6,000 a month for its Southbridge site and is about halfway into its latest five-year lease. A press release on the first closing — in North Attleboro last week — estimated the closures, moves and shifting business to the Internet will save the agency $1.7 million from leases statewide. It lists the closings as North Attleboro, Cambridgeside Galleria, New Bedford, Eastfield Mall in Springfield, Framingham, Falmouth, Southbridge, Beverly, Lowell, BostonChinatown and one day in Eastham. The five replacements are in Charlton and Boston (both full service), plus Natick, Bourne and Beverly (express service). Southbridge saw about 26,000 customers last year, and Dufresne predicted a similar number at the new site, possibly including Pike travelers. Dufresne said the agency
does not yet know what it will cost to refit the Pike site to serve as an office, but is currently doing that research. She predicted a report would be done next week. To Sturbridge Police Detective Mark Saloio, that research should have been done before making the decision to move. “If they do have a full service [site] in Charlton and it’s truly a place with easy access on and off Route 20, then it is a good idea,” Saloio said, speaking only for himself. “But we seem to have a track record of spending before we think.” Saloio said he hasn’t visited the site, but predicted moving to a less accessible place would create problems. “It’s difficult to have people maintain their responsibility and accountability as it is,” he added. “We’re probably going to see more people with expired licenses and expired registrations” if they have trouble getting to the Registry. Former Sturbridge Selectman Arnold Wilson likewise had nothing good to say about the proposal, dubbing it both “inconvenient” and “a terrible idea.” He proposed using another stateowned site near the Route 20/131 intersection that’s “essentially doing nothing except training tractor trailer drivers.” Dufresne said the Registry,
MassHighway and the Turnpike Authority have “looked at a number of different buildings” as part of planning process, but did not have a list available Monday, July 20. She could not say if the Sturbridge site was among them. Gus Steeves may be reached at (508) 909-4135, or by e-mail at [email protected]
A car waits for a chance to turn onto Route 20, as seen from the rest area lot.
The former visitor center to which the Registry plans to move the Southbridge office. It’s close to the west end of the rest area’s entry ramp off the Pike.
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race and is proud of the fact that the PMC is one of the most successful in raising and giving money to charities. “In 2008, 100 percent of all funds raised by PMC riders went directly to the Jimmy Fund,” according to the site. “Not one cent of each dollar raised through riders’ sweat and determination was used for administrative and organizational
expenses.” With the ride now in its 30th year, Starr hopes to increase in 2009 the amount raised, a hope organizers have with each race, to more than the $35 million raised in 2008. To date, the PMC has raised $239 million in funds for cancer research “to improve the lives of those suffering with cancer,” according to the site. The foundation is also the largest contributor to the Jimmy Fund. The foundation helps in bringing in 50 percent of the fund’s annual rev-
enue. A rider can take part in the oneday ride or stay for both days of riding. The starting point for the race varies, with starting lines in Sturbridge and Wellesley. The race ends at the “family finish” on the tip of Cape Cod in Provincetown. From Sturbridge to Provincetown, it is 192 miles from beginning to end. With the goal of the ride not only to challenge Beckerdite’s stamina, but was also to raise money for a good cause. There was also some-
one who he would be riding for and who is near and dear to his heart, Jeanette. Jeanette Beckerdite has benefited from the research done at the DanaFarber Cancer Institute when she had been treated and took part in a study to help patients with rectal cancer. Both she and Kevin hope that this money and the research she was a part of will help people be cured in the future. “She is amazing support,” said Kevin Beckerdite. And she will be showing that sup-
port every step of the way to the Cape. “I plan to follow him all of the way down,” Jeanette Beckerdite said. “I hope people donate all they can and right up until Oct. 1, which is when the official collecting for the year is complete.” To donate to the Pan-Mass Challenge in Kevin Beckerdite’s name, search for him on the event’s Web site, www.pmc.org. Joy Richard may be reached at (508) 909-4129, or by e-mail at [email protected]
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It calls for teachers to get a 3 percent raise, even though that means laying off other teachers — a budget that was rejected by East Brookfield voters in June. “The wave is starting to break in the right direction,” said Spencer Selectman Peter Durant. “We’re on the right path toward a fundamental change that needs to occur from our teachers’ union.” In what officials called “a change in dynamics,” the two boards will invite the School Committee to an Oct. 5 meeting to discuss the budget at the onset of the process. “We at the Board of Selectmen have had it,” Durant said. “We’re at a standpoint where things can’t continue. What we can do is get out in front.” All along, officials in both towns have stressed that the issue was never how much was spent, but how it was spent. Namely, officials and residents said they were upset that the union refused to take a pay freeze, and as a result, teachers are being laid off, exacerbating the class size problems. “We hear horror stories about class sizes, and then we hear about layoffs of five teachers,” said Leo Fayard, chairman of the East Brookfield Board of Selectmen. “And then to see zero dollars for books, and almost zero dollars for technology, something is wrong.” Fayard used as an example one mother who spoke at the June Town Meeting. “She was defending the school district, and she admitted her second-grader had just finished the year in a class of 32 kids,” he said. “Thirty-two kids in a second-grade class?” Selectmen said they are tired of believing that just because their boards have no authority over the School Committee, they must just roll over when it comes to the school budget. Instead, selectmen said, they can ask questions, offer input and put political pressure on school officials.
“We let our feelings be known at the Town Meeting, and I think it did get the attention of the School Committee,” Fayard said. Selectmen said they think teachers should have given up their raises. Town employees in both Spencer and East Brookfield, including those in unions, have given up raises for next year. School officials have cited cuts in state aid as the reason for the layoffs. That reason didn’t fly with town officials, who dealt with cuts in state aid themselves. “We can take a 30 percent cut in state aid, and we are supposed to stick out our chins and take it, and they take a 2 percent cut and they lay off five people?” Fayard said. Fayard said he has had a more positive outlook on the situation since speaking with some of the new members of the School Committee, like Peter Rock, who was elected last year and became chairman this year. Rock said he agrees that the board is changing. “Before, it was a board to be made up of nice people who love children and are good, and giving and enabling,” he said. “What you’ve seen for a very long time is a different set of priorities.” But now, priorities are changing, and the board is challenging the district more. “As distasteful as it may be, that’s what you have to do,” Rock said. Selectmen said one of things they want to do is ask more questions about the district, like about enrollment numbers. That includes asking why some 40 percent of students leaving Knox Trail Junior High School choose high schools other than David Prouty High. Fayard said he is looking forward to the October meeting. “It will be good to meet with them and discuss the upcoming budget,” he said. “I’m one of those people who questions everything, and when you get the answers, it makes a lot more sense.”
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Reception to feature work of West Brookfield’s Bruce PALMER — A reception for Gail Bruce of New York City and West Brookfield will be held from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Giclée of New England Gallery, 1422 Main St. “Gail Bruce, Paintings, Paper, and Giclée Prints” opened at the Palmer gallery on July 11, and her work will be available for viewing through Aug. 31 during business hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday or by appointment. Bruce, whose work ranges from original paintings to serigraphs to giclée prints, will be exhibiting art that reveals her interest in and passion for Native American peoples, art and ideas. Two works included in the show are portraits of a Chumash Indian elder, who inspired Bruce to become a Native American education activist and founder of Bee Native, an organization providing hives, education and training in Indian communities to help preserve the endangered bee population. Her distinctive painting style is the result of profound influences: the clean and simple look of Irving Penn's photographs, the tranquility of Japanese images, and the mys-
tery of a Chumash Indian Medicine Man n a m e d G r a n d f a t h e r, who welcomed Bruce into his inner circle. Bruce’s newest w o r k , Re m e m b e r i n g Grandfather, is featured on the September cover of Delicious L i v i n g Magazine. Raised in Beach Chairs, a serigraph by Bruce. California, Bruce studied at Pepperdine University, UCLA and up serigraphy in 1974. Bruce was a founding board memHunter College. She began her career as a leading model through- ber of The American Indian College out Europe and America. A favorite Fund. She is the creator and founder of photographer Irving Penn, she of the Cultural Learning Centers worked regularly for designers and Initiative for the American Indian publications including Chanel and Higher Education Consortium, Vogue. Discovered by director which has built learning centers at Howard Hawks, Bruce pursued a 29 American Indian Tribal Colleges career in television and film until in 12 states. Bruce is on the she began following her passion for Community Outreach Advisory art. She studied at the Arts Student Board of the Metropolitan Museum League in New York where she took of Art in New York.
The work of Gail Bruce of New York City and West Brookfield is being featured at the Giclée of New England Gallery in Palmer through Aug. 31. A reception will be held Saturday, Aug. 8.
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OBITUARIES Armand Fortin, 77 BROOKFIELD — Armand Fortin, 77, of Conestoga Trail and formerly of Spencer, died Wednesday, July 15 in Rose Monahan Hospice House after suffering a stroke. He leaves his wife of 57 years, Rita E. Fortin; four daughters, Deborah Johnson and her husband, Paul, of Atlanta, Ga., Anita Trepanier and her husband, Ed, of East Brookfield, Jeannette Fortin of Spencer and Laura Merwin and her husband, Mike, of Ware; two sons, Michael Fortin and his wife, Elizabeth, of Sturbridge and Eddie Fortin of Brookfield; a sister, Evelyn Upton, and her husband, Harold, of Parker, Colo.; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Armand was born in Irasburg, Vt., son of George and Emmercienne Fortin, and moved to Spencer in 1954. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, stationed in Germany from 1952-1954. He worked at F.W. Madigan Corp. in Worcester for 32 years, followed by 10 years in the Spencer-East Brookfield School System before retiring. Armand enjoyed the car races and discussing baseball with his sons. He was the master foreman to all his family’s building projects. He will truly be missed. The funeral was held Friday, July 17 from J. Henri Morin & Son Funeral Home, 23 Maple Terrace, Spencer, with a Mass in St. John the Baptist Church, North Brookfield Road, East Brookfield. Burial was in Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton. Memorial donations may be made to VNA Care Hospice, Rose Monahan Hospice Home, 120 Thomas St., Worcester, MA 01608. www.morin-morrison.com
Irene M. Gaudette, 88 SPENCER — Irene M. (Cournoyer) Gaudette, 88, of Church Street, died Wednesday, July 15 at Life Care Center of Auburn. She leaves two sons, Donald R. “Guz” Gaudette and his wife, Diana, and William A. Gaudette, all of Spencer; three sisters, Loretta McMullen of Milton, Blanche Lazure of East Brookfield and Ann Comeau of Chatham; four grandchildren, Stephanie Gaudette of Leicester, Kellie Gilbert of Raymond, N.H., Kristina Gambino of Ware and Kristopher Hurme of Townsend; five great-grandchildren, Jason Roache Jr., William and Abby Gilbert, and Nicholas and Matthew Gambino; and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by a brother, Arthur Cournoyer of East Brookfield, and a sister,
Dolores King of Spencer. Irene graduated from David Prouty High School and was a member of Mary, Queen of the Rosary Parish and its former St. Anne’s Sodality, and the Spencer Golden Age Club. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of William and Bernadette (Michaud) Cournoyer. She was a cafeteria worker for 30 years at Lake Street School in Spencer, retiring in 1991. At the family’s request, no funeral services are planned. Please omit flowers; contributions may be made to either the David Prouty Booster Club, 302 Main St., Spencer, MA 01562 or the Jimmy Fund, c/o Dana Farber, Inc., 375 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115. J. Henri Morin & Son Funeral Home, 23 Maple Terrace, is directing arrangements. www.morin-morrison.com
Leonard J. LeBlond, 90 WEBSTER/BROOKFIELD — Leonard J. LeBlond, 90, formerly of Thompson Road, died Wednesday, July 15 in St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester. He leaves his wife of 63 years, Marian J. (Sadowski) LeBlond; a son, Gary A. LeBlond of Brookfield, with whom he lived; his son’s fiancée, Kristen Canavan, and her daughter, Emily Canavan, also of Brookfield; a grandson, Jeremy G. LeBlond of Rogers, Conn.; a great-granddaughter, Jae’Lyn LeBlond of Rogers, Conn.; nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by a brother, Norman LeBlond, and by two sisters, Delores Prunier and Antoinette Domey. He was born in Webster, a son of William and Laura (Girouard) LeBlond. He lived here for most of his life, moving to Brookfield in 1997. He graduated from Bartlett High School and completed studies at a dental college in
Philadelphia. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving as a private in the Company G Parachute Infantry. He was wounded in action twice. Mr. LeBlond first worked as a dental technician. He then assembled jet engines at Pratt-Whitney Aircraft in Connecticut. He worked as a packer at Cranston Print Works Co. in Webster for more than 20 years before retiring in 1984. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church and a life member of the League of the Sacred Heart. The funeral was held Saturday, July 18 from Scanlon Funeral Service, 38 East Main St., with a Mass in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 16 East Main St. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. The Webster-Dudley Veterans Council provided the military honors at the cemetery. Donations may be made to Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 18 East Main St., Webster, MA 01570. www.scanlonfs.com
George A. Lemay Sr BROOKFIELD — George A. Lemay Sr. died Wednesday, July 15 in Quaboag on the Common. He leaves his wife of 38 years, Eileen D. (Sayers) Lemay; a son, George A. Lemay Jr. of Shrewsbury; two daughters, Janet A. Kennedy and Carole A. Lemay, both of Florida; a sister, Eyvette Brodau of Worcester; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by four sisters and a
brother. George was a member of St. Mary’s Church and a member of the Brookfield Senior Citizen Club. The funeral for George was held on Saturday, July 18 in St. Mary’s Church, Lincoln Street, Brookfield. Burial followed in Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton. Pillsbury Funeral Home, Route 9 and Old West Brookfield Road, Brookfield, is directing arrangements.
Janice R. Bergeron, 54 WORCESTER — Janice R. “Jan” (Monfette) Bergeron, 54, of Worcester, died Friday, July 17 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law in Worcester. She leaves her son, Joseph Bergeron, and his wife, Jennifer, of Worcester; her mother, Elizabeth (Page) Monfette of Spencer; two brothers, Michael Monfette and his wife, Nancy, of Hudson, N.H., and Patrick Monfette and his wife, Debbie, of Pembroke, N.H.; four sisters, Judy Spatola and her husband, Glenn, of Port Orchard, Wash., Carol Corbett and her husband, Dave, of Worcester, Jean Risotti of Spencer and Cathey LaMonda of Worcester; a sister-in-law, Patty Monfette
of Spencer; many nieces, nephews, greatnieces and great-nephews. She is predeceased by her father, Willis A. Monfette, and her brother, Alan Monfette. She was born in Newport, Vt., and lived in Spencer before moving to Worcester. Jan was a senior human resource generalist for the Franciscan Children’s Hospital in Brighton. She was a volunteer at Abby’s House in Worcester, and was a member of Mary, Queen of the Rosary Parish in Spencer. The funeral was held Tuesday, July 21 from Rice Funeral Home, 300 Park Ave., with a Mass in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 7 Church St., Spencer. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Abby’s House, 52 High St., Worcester, MA 01609-2409.
Pauline A. Mahoney, 87 VENICE, Fla. — Pauline A. (Bucinskas) Mahoney, 87, of Venice, formerly of Holden and Standish, Maine, died Wednesday, July 15 in Manor Care Health Services of Venice. Her husband, James A. Mahoney, died in 1995. She leaves two sons, James A. Mahoney III of Venice, Fla., and David W. Mahoney of Jacksonville, Ore.; a daughter, Kathleen E. Godin of Fort Mill, S.C.; a sister, Anne M. Bucinskas of Worcester; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was born in Leicester, a daughter of
Joseph E. and Marcella (Kuklede) Bucinskas. Mrs. Mahoney worked as a principal interviewer 16 years for the Massachusetts Division of Employment Security before retiring in 1981. Before then she worked 15 years for the U.S. Steel Co. She was a graduate of Shrewsbury High School and Becker Junior College. Pauline was a former member of St. Casimir Church in Worcester. The funeral was held on Tuesday, July 21, with a service in Dirsa-Morin Funeral Home, 298 Grafton St., Worcester. Burial was in Notre Dame Cemetery in Worcester.
Barbara Wesslen Davidson, 77 FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. — Barbara Wesslen Davidson, 77, died Monday, July 6 at Towne House Health Center in Ft. Wayne, Ind. She leaves a son, Edward Davidson and his wife, Karen, of Leo, Ind.; a sister, Ellie Holsman and her husband, Wayne, of Ripton, Vt.; a brother-in-law, Bill Davidson, and granddaughters Marinna and Mackenzie Davidson. Her husband, John A. Davidson, who she married on June 28, 1958 in West Brookfield, and a son, Michael A. Davidson, preceded her in death.
She was born in Wakefield on May 21, 1932, daughter of the late Alfred and Annabelle (Rose) Wesslen, and graduated from the University of Massachusetts. She was a homemaker, and also worked as a salesperson. She was a member of the American Association of University Women and enjoyed quilting, traveling and reading. A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m. in Pine Grove Cemetery in West Brookfield. Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 East Main St., is directing local arrangements.
Kenneth A. Eldred, 43 CHARLTON/LEICESTER — Kenneth A. Eldred, 43, of Stevens Park Drive, died Monday, July 20 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston after a battle with Leukemia. He leaves his twin sons, Matthew E. and Mark E. Eldred, and a daughter, Amanda Eldred, all of Leicester; his mother, Shirley J. (Robinson) Eldred of Ware; a brother, Jack Eldred of Worcester; a sister, Laurie J. Dranginis and her husband, Ronald, of Millbury; and many nieces and nephews.
Born in Southbridge, he was the son of Ernest W. Eldred, who died in 1980. Mr. Eldred was a truck driver for the past three years at Casella Waste in Auburn. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed watching sports as well as car races. A funeral service was held Thursday, July 23 at J. Henri Morin & Son Funeral Home, 23 Maple Terrace, Spencer. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery in Spencer. www.morin-morrison.com
Winona B. Esposito SPENCER — Winona B. (Beebe) Esposito peacefully joined the Lord on June 30 in Vermont. She leaves a son, Howard J. of East Douglas; two daughters, Stella C. Trudeau of East Brookfield and Mary E. Esposito of Bradford, Vt.; seven grandchildren, 18 greatgrandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and countless friends. She is predeceased by a brother, Howard Sleeper Beebe. Winona was a longtime resident of Spencer before moving to Vermont in 2007 after being diagnosed with cancer. She was a longtime member of the Spencer Methodist Church
and will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. A celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 25 in the Spencer Methodist Church, Main Street, Spencer. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in East Brookfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, P.O. Box 91840, Santa Barbara, CA 93190-1840 or online at www.curemeso.org. Pillsbury Funeral Home, 163 Main St., Spencer, is directing arrangements.
Jeannette E. Pirani, 80 CHARLTON — Jeannette E. (Gaucher) Pirani, 80, of Brookfield Road, died Saturday, July 18 in Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge after an illness. She leaves her husband of 58 years, Walter M. Pirani; a son, James W. Pirani of Bethel, Vt.; three daughters, Linda M. Everett of Southbridge, Brenda M. Churchill of North Brookfield and Sheila M. Chulupka of North Carolina; a sister, Claire Stavers of California; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was predeceased by a brother,
Raymond Gaucher. She was born in Leicester, the daughter of Vacelose and Exina (Berthiaume) Gaucher. Jeannette worked at the American Optical Co. in Southbridge retiring many years ago. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Charlton. Her funeral was held Tuesday, July 21 from the Daniel T. Morrill Funeral Home, 130 Hamilton St., Southbridge, with a Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, 10 H. Putnam Road Extension, Charlton. Burial in West Ridge Cemetery in Charlton will be held at the convenience of the family. www.morrillfuneralhome.com
Michael Donnelly, 51 WEST BROOKFIELD — Michael Donnelly, 51, formerly of West Brookfield, died Sunday, July 12 in Florida. He leaves his wife, Diane (Dugas) Donnelly; his mother, Mildred (Barrett) Donnelly of West Brookfield; his father, Lloyd Donnelly of Tennessee; a sister, Lauri Williams and her husband, Michael, of Brookfield; and several
nieces and nephews. A sister, Lisa A. Mellor, predeceased him in 2008. Mr. Donnelly worked for 15 years for the City of Orlando and his passion was restoring old Dodge vehicles. Funeral services for Michael will be held at the convenience of his family in Florida.
Stasia C. Gasparik, 93 WEBSTER/WEST BROOKFIELD — Stasia C. (Ruda) Gasparik, 93, formerly of Webster, passed away Monday, July 13 in Quaboag on the Common in West Brookfield, where she was a resident for the past four years. She leaves behind six children, John P. Gasparik and his wife, Arlene, of Webster, Paul D. Gasparik of Webster, Florence Scanlon of Charlton, Barbara Gasparik of Claremont, N.H., Charlotte Foley and her husband, Dennis, of North Brookfield and Mary Hazard and her husband, Dean, of Webster. She also leaves 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Stasia was born in Webster, a daughter of John J. and Antonia (Rzeszutko) Ruda Sr., and lived in Webster for many years. She worked as a cook at Park Avenue
Elementary School before retiring. Stasia enjoyed gardening, cooking and crafts. While in West Brookfield, she was the president of the Residents Council and tried to make a difference for all the residents at Quaboag. Stasia's family would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to the nursing staff, especially the nurse’s aides, who made their Mother feel so very special, and also the Quaboag Chimers and the Activity Girls. Stasia's funeral Mass was Friday, July 17 at St. Joseph's Church, 296 Main St., North Brookfield. Burial was in Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton. The Robert J. Miller-Charlton Funeral Home, 175 Old Worcester Road, is assisting Stasia's family with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Activities Fund at Quaboag on the Common, 47 East Main St., West Brookfield, MA 01585.
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Frances T. Fitzgibbons, 90 LEICESTER — Frances T. (McGrath) Fitzgibbons, 90, of Main Street died Wednesday, July 15 in Life Care Center of Auburn. Her husband, Francis E. Fitzgibbons, died in 1983. She leaves a son, Paul, and his wife, Dr. Kathleen Fitzgibbons, of Leicester; a daughter, Noreen, and her husband, Dr. Kenneth Harling, of Worcester; four grandchildren, Loreen Virzi and her husband, Vincent, Dr. Leeann Berard and her husband, David, Andrew Fitzgibbons and his wife, Nancy, and Bethany Furlong and her husband, Scot; nine great-grandchildren and numerous devoted nieces and nephews. Mrs. Fitzgibbons was born in Cherry Valley, daughter of Michael and Nora (Grady) McGrath. She was a graduate of St. Peter’s High School and the Worcester School of Comptometry. She worked in the offices of Crompton & Knowles, J.J. Newburys and Worcester Handi-Pad. When the Weight Watchers organization became established in Massachusetts, Frances became employed as a clerk at various meetings throughout Worcester County.
After 25 years of service, she was awarded special recognition by Weight Watchers for her loyalty, friendship and encouragement to staff and members. She was a member of St. Pius X Church and their Ladies Guild, The Holy Rosary Guild, Senior Citizen Club of Leicester, the Spencer AARP Club and the Leicester Red Hat Society. She was well known for her love of family and friends, her ability to relate to people of all generations and her enthusiasm for life. Frances was a woman of deep faith and devotion; sharing in daily Mass and novenas as for all who requested she pray for their intentions. The funeral was held Saturday, July 18 from Morin-Morrison Funeral Home, 1131 Main St., Leicester, with a Mass in St. Pius X Church, 1153 Main St., Leicester. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Leicester. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Life Care Center of Auburn for the compassionate care given to Frances. Memorial donations may be made to Life Care Center of Auburn, Activities Fund, 14 Masonic Circle, Auburn, MA 01501.
WORCESTER — Mary D. (Godek) LeBeau, 88, of Worcester passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 15, surrounded by her loving family. Mary leaves her beloved husband of 67 years, Adrien B. Lebeau; two sons, Robert A. LeBeau and his wife, Elaine, and Lawrence A. LeBeau and his wife, Mary Beth; five daughters, Joan A. Salvidio and her husband, Richard, Judith E. Poltorak and her husband, Leslie, Mary Jean Beaudry and her husband, Normand, Deborah L. Blais and Lisa A. LeBeau; 15 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. LeBeau was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Ulchinskas) Godek. She is also predeceased by three brothers, Joseph, Anthony and James Godek; sisters Veronica, Anna, Helen and Julie; and two grandchildren, Richard and Lisa Joubert. Mary was the daughter of Lithuanian immigrant parents, grew up in Worcester and graduated from the Worcester Girls Trade
School as an accomplished seamstress. She went on to work in alterations for a fine downtown store. She met her husband, Adrien, ice skating at Crystal Park and they were married at Our Lady of Vilna Church in 1942. They went on to raise seven children. She retired in 1986 from the Frem Corporation, where she worked as an assembler for 20 years. Before working at the Frem Corporation she previously worked for the MKM Hosiery Mill in Rochdale. Mary was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church and a former member of Holy Name of Jesus Parish, where she was active in the Golden Age Club and the Busy Bees. She loved travel, sewing, quilting, reading, crossword puzzles, opera and the theater, and was a generous donor to missions all over the world. The funeral was held July 18 from the Alfred Roy & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Hammond St., with a Mass in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 600 Cambridge St. Burial followed in Saint John's Cemetery. www.Royfuneral.com
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people and hopefully win a little. Join the fun and help the Knights help others. The top prize is still $1,199.
HAPPY 89TH, MRS. RHODES
“THE BUG COLLECTION,” a seminar on how to avoid illness, will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital, South Street, Ware. Morgan Gilmore, RN, the hospital’s infection control officer, will offer the latest information about viruses, germs and other illnesses, how they spread and, most importantly, ways to avoid catching them. The lecture will also include up to date information about the H1N1 virus (swine flu), Lyme disease caused by tick bites, as well as what to do what to do if someone gets sick and when to see a physician. Registration is required by calling Baystate Health Link at (413) 967-2488 or (800) 377-HEALTH.
FRIDAY July 24 BROOKFIELD CONCERTS ON THE COMMON will feature She’s Busy from 7-9 p.m. on the Brookfield Common (at Brookfield Town Hall in case of rain). There will also be a “Fruit Pies” baking contest and variety half-hour at 6:30 p.m., with the contest results announced at 8 p.m. Vendors and community groups are welcome; for availability, call Bill Simpson at (508) 867-9233.
SATURDAY August 8
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 118 will be sponsoring a children’s dance from 7-10 p.m. at the council headquarters, 10 Meadow Road, Spencer. The age group is for those kids in Grades 5-8, and the cost is $5 per child. Anyone interested in chaperoning is more than welcome to attend.
SATURDAY July 25 HOT AND COLD BUFFET SUPPER will be held at 6 p.m. at George Whitefield United Methodist Church, 33 West Main St. (Route 9), West Brookfield. Admission is $8.50 for adults and $4.25 for children under 12.
WEST BROOKFIELD — An 89th birthday celebration for Roberta Rhodes was held a couple of weeks ago at West Brookfield Town Hall. Rhodes worked for two decades as director of the Merriam-Gilbert Public Library, followed by several years of service in the clerk's office, from where she retired last year. Rhodes’ family prepared the repast and invited town employees to attend.
BROOKFIELD CONCERTS ON THE COMMON will wrap up its season with David Pike from 7-9 p.m. on the Brookfield Common (at Brookfield Town Hall in case of rain). There will also be a “Cupcakes” baking contest and variety half-hour at 6:30 p.m., with the contest results announced at 8 p.m. Vendors and community groups are welcome; for availability, call Bill Simpson at (508) 867-9233.
BABYSITTING CLASS for teens aged 11-14 will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2 of Harrington Hospital in Southbridge. The cost is $40 per student. This one-day class includes American Heart Association CPR for Family and Friends. Space is limited so please register early. For more information, contact the Education Department at (508) 765-3050. CONCERTS ON THE COMMON will feature the Union Jack British Invasion Band at 7 p.m. on the West Brookfield Common. Sponsor is Jeffery & Jeffery Inc. For more information on the 37th season of Concerts on the Common, visit www.wbconcertsonthecommon.com. LEICESTER SUMMER CONCERT SERIES will host the Riverboat Stompers for a Dixieland Night from 7-9 p.m. on the Leicester town common. Rain date is July 30. This project is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Leicester Arts Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Leicester Savings Bank Fund Country Bank and donations.
THURSDAY July 30 BINGO will be held every Thursday at Spencer Council No. 118 of the Knights of Columbus, 10 Meadow Road, Spencer. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. The first game starts at 6:45 p.m. Come and enjoy some good food, good people and hopefully win a little. Join the fun and help the Knights help others. The top prize is still $1,199.
SATURDAY August 1 PITCH PARTY will be held at 7 p.m. at the Spencer Senior Center, 40 Wall St., Spencer. Cost is $3, and all ages are welcome. For more information, call Rose at (508) 8853078.
SUNDAY August 2 BAT PROGRAM will be held from 7-9 p.m. at Elm Hill Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, East Main Street, Brookfield. Do you have a liking for insects? Maybe you have more in common with bats than you realize. Use your night vision to see and learn about the importance of native big and little brown bats. Protective clothing is recommended, as is the program itself for ages 6 and up. The fee is $6 for Mass Audubon adult members, $8 for adult non-members, $4 for child members and $6 child non-members. To sign up, and for meeting location, call Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary at (508) 753-6087.
TUESDAY August 4
INFORMATION SESSION on the Spencer Council on Aging’s new Senior Community Service Program will be held at 11 a.m. at the Spencer Senior Center, 40 Wall St. Save up to $1,000 on your yearly property tax bill. The program is open to legal resident property owners living in Spencer in their own property who are at least 62 years of age. Anyone who cannot make this session can call Pam Woodbury at the Council on Aging office at (508) 885-7546 for more information. GATHERING FOR SENIORS will be held from 1-3 p.m. in the Banquet Room of Brookfield Town Hall, 6 Central St. Play card games, cribbage and checkers while enjoying free refreshments and treats. Outreach Coordinator Barbara Harrington will be present at this free event. For more information, please call Barbara Clancy at (508) 867-6043.
WEDNESDAY August 5 CONCERTS ON THE COMMON will wrap up its 37th season with the Cornerstone Band at 7 p.m. on the West Brookfield Common. Sponsor is Quabaug Corporation. For more information, visit www.wbconcertsonthecommon.com. LEICESTER SUMMER CONCERT SERIES will host Cathy’s Clown for a Rock ‘n’ Roll and Cruise Night from 7-9 p.m. on the Leicester town common. Rain date is Aug. 6. This project is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Leicester Arts Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Leicester Savings Bank Fund Country Bank and donations.
THURSDAY August 6 BINGO will be held every Thursday at Spencer Council No. 118 of the Knights of Columbus, 10 Meadow Road, Spencer. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. The first game starts at 6:45 p.m. Come and enjoy some good food, good
FLEA MARKET AND BAKE SALE will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Chaffin Congregational Church, 155 Shrewsbury St., Holden. Rain date is Saturday, Aug. 15. Spaces measuring 10 feet by 10 feet cost $15; tables are $10 extra. For more information, call (508) 736-3887 or e-mail [email protected]
MONDAY August 10 SUMMER BLOOD DRIVE with the Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile will be held from noon to 5 p.m. in the Baystate Mary Lane Hospital North (visitors) parking lot, 85 South St., Ware. One hundred percent of all blood collected on the bloodmobile stays in the community for use in Baystate Health hospitals and facilities. Blood donations take approximately one hour to complete, including the interview, donation and refreshments. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, have a photo ID, be in good health (no colds or sore throat, and no antibiotics within 48 hours), and not have donated blood within the past eight weeks. Walk-ins are welcome, or to make an appointment to donate blood contact Peggy Baxter at (413) 967-2284 or Cheryl McGrath at [email protected]
TUESDAY August 11 KEEP WELL CLINIC, hosted by VNA Care Network and Hospice, will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Council on Aging, 40 Wall St., Spencer. Local residents may have their blood pressure checked and learn about health concerns. Blood sugar, weight monitoring and other health assessments are also available at most locations. Clinics are open to residents aged 60 and older, unless otherwise noted. VNA Care Network and Hospice clinics are funded in part by the United Way, local Boards of Health, private foundations, the Topsfield-Boxford Community Club, the Marblehead Female Humane Society, WHEAT Community Services, client donations and VNA Care Network and Hospice. For up-to-date clinic information visit www.vnacarenetwork.org, or call (888) 6633688, ext. 5603. SPENCER GARDEN CLUB will meet at 1 p.m. at Tower Hill Botanical Garden in Boylston. The program will be Plants of “Winter Interest.” Hostesses will be Carol Ela, Barbara Ela and Vern Mainville.
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OUR TOWNS Senior Center collecting supplies for soldiers’ kids
‘GO FOR THE STARS’
LEICESTER — The Leicester Senior Center has joined Operation Homefront Maine-New England in collecting new school supplies for children of all ages. All items collected for Backpack Brigade will stuff backpacks that will be distributed to military school children to help with their back-to-school needs. The items being collected are backpacks of all sizes, spiral notebooks, pens, pencils, markers, crayons, notebook paper, notebooks, rulers, colored pencils, calculators, erasers and anything else to get a child ready for the new school year. All donations listed above can be dropped off at the Leicester Senior Center, 40 Winslow Ave., by Aug. 13. For more information, call Director Janice Nowicki at (508) 892-7016 for hours of operation or Bill Moore at (508) 713-3362, the Operation Homefront point of contact.
License plates bring $9K to Second Chance EAST BROOKFIELD — The Massachusetts Animal Coalition (MAC) announced that it has just awarded $9,000 to Second Chance Animal Shelter. The grant money was raised through the “I’m Animal Friendly” license plates sold through the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) and the grants awarded will be used for spaying and neutering animals. Second Chance Animal Shelter's mission is to expand the low-cost spay/neuter program to those affected by the downturn in the economy as well as rescues, animal control officers and shelters in Worcester County. “The Massachusetts Animal Coalition is pleased to award grant money to 30 welldeserving animal organizations located throughout the state,” said MAC Board Member Kara Holmquist. “There are so many organizations in Massachusetts working toward the common goal of reducing the number of homeless animals in the state and the grant money will give these folks more resources to help accomplish this important goal.” More than 7,400 “I’m Animal Friendly” license plates have been sold since the program’s inception in 2004. Proceeds are granted out each year by MAC to nonprofit animal organizations and city and town animal control departments in Massachusetts. The grants are used to prevent the number of homeless animals by funding programs providing spaying and neutering to cats and dogs for free or at minimal cost. A total of nearly $665,000 has been granted out and more than 13,000 animals have been spayed or neutered as a result of the license plate program. The plates can be purchased online at www.mass.gov/rmv or at any full-service branch of the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Founded in 2000, The Massachusetts Animal Coalition (MAC) is a statewide, not-for-profit organization comprised of animal professionals and individual volunteers dedicated to working together to decrease the number of homeless, neglected, displaced and abused animals in Massachusetts. MAC accomplishes this goal by promoting collaboration and respect, improving ongoing education programs, and encouraging responsible and humane animal care. For more information on MAC, please call (978) 779-9880 or visit www.massanimalcoalition.org.
LEGALS THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS LAND COURT DEPARTMENT OF THE TRIAL COURT (SEAL) Case No. 394275 To: Robert Bernard; Dianne M. Bernard and to all persons entitled to the benefit of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. GMAC Mortgage, LLC claiming to be the holder of a Mortgage covering real property in Spencer, numbered 36 Woodside Road given by Robert Bernard and Dianne M. Bernard to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., dated October 4, 2004, and recorded with the Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds at Book 34799, Page 146 and now held by the plaintiff by assignment has filed with said court a complaint for authority to foreclose said mortgage in the manner following: by entry and possession and exercise of power of sale. If you are entitled to the benefits of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act as amended and you object to such foreclosure you or your attorney should file a written appearance and answer in said court at Boston on or before August 17, 2009 or you may be forever barred from claiming that such foreclosure is invalid under said act. Witness, KARYN F. SCHEIER, Chief Justice of said Court on June 30, 2009. Attest: DEBORAH J. PATTERSON RECORDER 200902-0219 - ORE July 24, 2009
EAST BROOKFIELD — Junior astronauts Darianna Pozzato, Nathan Gershman, Robo (the interactive robot), Ethan Haddad and Abby Gershman helped Robo and Gary Pozzato teach families about NASA and space flight during “Go for the Stars” Tuesday, July 14 at the East Brookfield Senior Center. It is part of the library’s Summer Reading Program.
Local churches offer grocery relief to all With budget belts every tightening, most people are feeling the crunch on grocery bills. Finding a way to stretch dollars has become a way of life for many local families. Enter a nonprofit organization, Angel Food Ministries. Founded in 1994, it began by serving 34 families and has now grown to serving hundreds of thousands of families each month across the United States. They provide top quality foods in week-sized portions. There are no income or town restrictions or applications — it’s available to all. The main box of food runs about $30, and a fruit and veggie box can be added to the main box for about $22. This provides a full week’s worth of groceries for under $60 and easily feeds four. Also available are Senior Convenience meals with 10 frozen meals at around $30. Specials are also available on steaks, pork and more. Pickup sites are located in Charlton at Charlton Baptist Church, 50 Hammond Hill Road (orders can be placed from 9:30-11 a.m. Sundays in the foyer), and in Warren at Emmanuel Orthodox Catholic Church, 25 Winthrop Terrace. The easiest way to order and see all the information is by visiting www.angelfoodministries.com. Or, for more information call Charlton Baptist Church at (508) 248-4488 or Kelly Anderson at Emmanuel Orthodox Catholic Church at (413) 436-5582 or (413) 4367074.
The Last Green Valley does membership drive The Last Green Valley (TLGV) has launched a new member drive with a goal of doubling the organization’s membership to 1,200 by the end of September. TLGV, which includes East Brookfield, is a true grassroots organization that depends on the active participation of members to develop and direct its programming. In launching the membership drive, Executive Director and CEO Charlene Perkins Cutler said, “We could not do our work to preserve and protect the natural, scenic and cultural resources of the region without engaged and active members. Our members participate on many committees and subcommittees, volunteer at our programs and awareness events, and participate in a series of monthly programs. They provide direction for program implementation.” Membership in The Last Green Valley starts at $25 for individuals and $45 for families. Benefits of membership include: • Invitations to monthly member-only programs, events and activities throughout the region. • A quarterly newsletter, The Voice of the Valley, and guides to local attractions, events, hiking trails and farms. • Access to land use, historical and natural resource data. • The privilege to attend membership, board and committee meetings and to vote for board members. • Family participation in The Acorn Club’s special activities for children 12 and under. All members of the organization receive a
complimentary reusable shopping bag made from recycled materials that includes The Last Green Valley logo. Monthly memberonly programs include guided river paddles, tours of historic commons and buildings, nature hikes and outings, museum tours, farm tours and much more. Increased givinglevel memberships include additional benefits. The Last Green Valley invites local residents to consider membership by calling (860) 7743300 to receive membership information and a complimentary newsletter, or by visiting www.thelastgreenvalley.org to sign up online. Join the hundreds of residents already actively involved in preserving this beautiful region, and experience again all there is to do in The Last Green Valley.
Veterans Appreciation Car Show to be held WEST BROOKFIELD — The Veterans Appreciation Car Show will be held starting at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 16 (rain date Sunday, Aug. 23) at the West Brookfield Senior Center, Central Street. The public is invited. Admission is free, and handicap parking will be available. There will also be food, a 50/50 raffle and fun for all ages. Trophies will be awarded for Best of Show and the top 25 cars. Dash Plaques will be given to the first 50 cars. Car registration is a $10 donation, and will be from 9 a.m. to noon (must be registered to be eligible for trophies). Car hoods must be open. Trophies will be awarded promptly at 1:30 p.m. Motorcycles and trucks are always welcome. For more information, call (508) 962-9754 weekdays from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., or (508) 8679304 evenings and weekends.
Deadline July 25 for horseshoe tournament NORTH BROOKFIELD — The Heart to Heart Foundation Horseshoe Tournament will start at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2 on the North Brookfield Common, as part of the annual Fun Day on the Common. The entry fee is $10 per person, and there is a limit of 40 people who can sign up. There will be cash prizes, a bracket system and a double elimination format (depending on the number of players that sign up). Random teams will be drawn at 7:30 a.m. The cutoff for signups is Saturday, July 25. For more information, or to sign up, call Michelle Rhault or Joseph Jablonski at (508) 867-9475.
Hearts for Heat raising funds in N. Brookfield NORTH BROOKFIELD — The North Brookfield chapter of Hearts for Heat recently held its first fundraiser for the 2010 heating season by holding a perennial plant sale. In addition to the plants, donated by members of the organization, a raffle for weeding, pruning and gardening labor was also held. Police Chief Aram Thomasian was the win-
ner of three hours of professional landscape services from Certified Nursery Landscape Professional and chapter President Suzanne Lewandowski. The plants she planted, she said, all came from her garden. Fundraising efforts are essential to the chapter’s ability to provide fuel assistance (wood, oil, pellets, natural gas, propane and electricity) to qualified applicants in North Brookfield residents. Lewandowski said she hopes to have a garden theme for the group’s summer fundraising events: warm, inviting, colorful and social, as opposed to winter’s long dark, frigid, snowy, and often lonely season. Next June, a tour featuring many of North Brookfield’s diverse and beautiful gardens is planned. Any local resident interested in participating is encouraged to e-mail [email protected]
On Aug. 2, Hearts for Heat will be teaming with Dick Fiske’s Heart to Heart legendary variety show. The Heart to Heart(s) for Heat benefit will raise funds to help those with health and heating needs. Ten-dollar chances are available for three opportunities to win a first prize of $500, second prize of $300 and third prize of $200 in lottery tickets. Only 500 chances will sold. The drawings will be held on the day of the event. To help volunteer for the Heart to Heart(s) for Heat fundraiser, contact Lewandowski at [email protected]
Hearts for Heat works to supplement these long-established programs and to offer aid, when possible, to individuals and families who might not meet the guidelines of the state and federal programs. One hundred percent of donations to Hearts for Heat will be used for fuel purchases. Payments will be made directly to the utility or supplier. All costs associated with fundraising (printing and mailing, food, supplies, etc.) will be covered by donations specified for that purpose. Hearts for Heat is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations are tax deductible. Checks may be made out to Hearts for Heat with “North Brookfield Chapter” on the memo line and sent to Hearts for Heat, c/o North Brookfield Senior Center, 29 Forest St., North Brookfield, MA 01535.
Foundation gives $1.6M in grants so far in 2009 WORCESTER — The Greater Worcester Community Foundation has approved more than $1.6 million in grant awards during the first six months of 2009. Nearly $1 million was distributed through designated and advised funds that allow donors to name the charity that will benefit. Approved grants included $5,000 to the Auburn District Nursing Association to assist low-income elders and their caregivers with home care services, along with $2,500 from The Auburn Foundation, administered by the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, to buy 10 portable restorator bikes for a new low-impact strengthening program; $9,000 to Camp Putnam in New Braintree to provide camp scholarships for low-income families; $8,000 to First Night Worcester 2010; $10,000 to the North Brookfield Youth Center for after-school and summer programming; $5,000 to Pakachoag Community Music School for the school to offer accessible music instruction to families from 30 local communities; $115,000 to United Way of Central Massachusetts to support operations; and $49,000 from the Robert W. Booth Fund to the Worcester Art Museum for youth education programs. An additional $76,000 was distributed to the newly formed Worcester Tree Initiative from its campaign fund, to replace trees lost to storms and disease. In June, $638,000 was awarded through discretionary grants derived from named endowments created by local citizens to support changing community needs and a $100,000 gift from The Alden Trust. Grants were paid to 53 organizations to support a range of topics, including adult education, counseling, and senior services at Jewish Family Service; and arts education and performance through Redfeather Theatre Company’s Worcester Shakespeare Festival, and WCUW community radio. “Discretionary grants fulfill the foundation’s strategy of uplifting the community. We identify key organizations in Central Massachusetts, understand their impact and challenges, and provide funding where it is needed most,” said Ann T. Lisi, executive director. “We were especially mindful this year to help existing nonprofits fulfill their missions even as they reduce operations, rather than supporting new programs. The Alden Trust allowed us to further our reach this year with money going to child care, shelter, and nutrition programs at Rachel’s Table, Rainbow Child Development Center and Genesis Club." In 2008, Greater Worcester Community Foundation approved $5.3 million in grants, including $2.4 million from discretionary funds and field of interest funds. The foundation was created in 1975 to build permanent endowments to support the ever-changing needs of the community. It administers 400 named funds valued at $94 million, and offers services to donors and nonprofits.
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LEICESTER – Cedar Meadow Lake! 12.5 Acre Estate w/180’ Waterfront! Southern Exposure! Private 12 Room 2,920’Cape! 700’ Driveway! Frplcd Fam Rm! Formal Liv Rm! 1st Flr Master! 4/5 Bdrms! 2 Tile Baths! Ceramic Tile & Hardwoods! 2 Car Garage! And More! $779,900.00
WEBSTER – 493/495 School Street! Ideal Duplex! 5/7 Rms! 2/3 Bdrms! 1.5/1.5 Baths! Applianced! Great Investment Opportunity! 493 Remodeled from Studs, Custom Kit, Walk-in Closets! Laundries! Sep Basements & Walk-up Attics! Recent Windows! Garages! $209,900.00
WEBSTER – 89 Lakeside Ave! Almost New 7 Rm Split! Applianced Kit w/Center Isl! Din & Liv Rm Cathedrals! Fireplaced! 3 Bdrms! 2 Ceramic Tile Baths! Fully Finished Lower Level! 2 Car Garage! Fenced Back Yard! Walk to Lakeside Beach! $259,900.00
DUDLEY – 12 Alton Drive! Ideal Starter Home for a Growing Family! 8 Rms! 3/4 Bdrms! Frplcd! Hrdwd Flrs! Fam Rm! Enclosed Porch! Deck! Replacement Windows! New Gas Water Heater! Beautifully Landscaped! Private Back Yard $169,900.00
WEBSTER – 28 Skyview Lane! 6 Rm Raised Ranch! Quick Highway Access! Dead End Street! Living Room and 3 Bedrooms w/Hardwood Floors! Lower Level Family Rm - Possible 4th Bedroom! Newer Windows! $179,900.00
SOUTHBRIDGE – 452 High Street! Updated 8 Rm 29x53' Georgian Split! Area of Fine Homes! Maple Cabinets! Applianced! French Drs to Deck! Frml Din Rm! Huge Liv Rm! Spacious Entry Foyer! 4 Bdrms! Mstr Bath! 2.5 Remodeled Baths! Finished L L w/Fireplaced Fam Rm! 2 Car Gar! Half Acre Corner Lot! $234,900.00
WEBSTER – 22 Lincoln Street! 9 Rm Single, w/In-law or 5/4 Rm 2 Family! New Roof, Windows, Electric, Furnace, Hot Water, Flooring, Ceilings, Walls, Fixtures, Etc.!!! Nice Yard! All the Major Works Been Done! $159,900.00
WEBSTER – 11 5th Street! 7 Rm Cape! Applianced Kit! Din Rm w/Hardwds! Front to Back Frplcd Liv Rm w/Hardwds & Slider to Deck! 1st Flr Master Bdrm! 2 Front to Back 2nd Flr Bdrms w/Hardwoods! 1.5 Baths! Enclosed Porch! Corner Lot! Shed! $179,900.00
WEBSTER LAKE - Well Island! Own Your Own Private Island! 9Rms! 5Bdrms! 1.5 Baths! Recently Renovated! Hrdwds Flrs! Frplcd Liv Rm! Wrap Around Porch! Panoramic Views! Outdoor Pavilion! Plenty of Dockage! Mostly Furnished! $579,900.00
WEBSTER LAKE – 705 Treasure Island! Townhouse End Unit! Move-in Condition! 6Rms, 2 Bdrms, Master Bath, 2.5 Baths Total! Applianced! Din Rm w/Sliders to Deck! Frplcd Fam Rm w/Sliders to Patio! C/Air! Garage w/Storage! 2 BOAT SLIPS! Heated Pool! Sandy Beach! $259,900.00
WEBSTER LAKE - MIDDLE POND!!! Convenient Point Pleasant! Ideal 2nd Home or Use Yr Round! Open Flr Plan! Panoramic Lake Views! Ideal for All Water Activity! Applianced! Slate Frplcd Liv Rm! 2 Bdrms! Hrdwd Flrs! Ready for Summer Now! $399,900.00
WEBSTER LAKE – 120' Waterfront! 9 Rm Brick Cape! Grand Views of South Pond! Frplcd Liv Rm & Fam Rm! Lake Facing Mstr Bdrm! Main & Lower Level Kitchens! Beautifully Landscaped! 26X30' Garage! Roof 07! Siding 09! $589,900.00
WEBSTER LAKE - South Pond! Rare Find! Almost New! Custom Quality 8Rms! All the Extra’s! Beautiful Sunrises! Applianced! Granite! Fireplace! 4Bdrms! Lake Facing Master & Master Bath! 3Baths! Office! Hrdwds & Ceramic! Air! Expand 3rd Level! 2Car Garage! Irrigation! $645,000.00
WEBSTER LAKE! Middle Pond Southern Exposure! Panoramic Lake Views! 112’ Waterfront! Level 13,016’ Lot! Sandy Shoreline! 8 Rm Ranch! Applianced Kit! Frplcd Liv Rm w/Lake Views! 3 Lake Facing Bdrms! Master Bath! 3 Skylights! 2 Car Garage! Convenient Killdeer Island! $539,900.00
NEW PRICE WEBSTER LAKE – 202 Treasure WEBSTER LAKE - Lake Access from this Beautiful 8 Rm Contemp Colonial! Island! Townhouse! Move-in Condition! 6 Rms, 2 Bdrms, Master Bath, 2.5 Baths 9' Ceilings! Crowns! S.S. Applianced! Total! Applianced! Din Rm w/Sliders to Cherry Cabs, Granite! Center Isl! Deck! Frplcd Fam Rm w/Sliders to Patio! Frplcd! Hrdwds! 20x26 Fam Rm! C/Air! Garage w/Storage! 2 BOAT SLIPS! "Marble" Baths! Glass Sinks! 2.5 Baths! Sandy Beach! Heated Pool! 3 Bdrms! Gas Heat! C/Air! $599,900.00 $249,900.00
WEBSTER – 49 Sunny Ave! 7 Rm DUDLEY – 109 W. Main St! Stately Brick Colonial! Multi Use! 13 Rms! Colonial! Desirable Neighborhood! Single Fam w/Inlay Apart / Super 2 Fenced Yard! Eat-In Kit w/Center Isl! Family! Business Zoned! Live & Work Spacious Liv Rm! Formal Din Rm! From Here! Park Like Grounds! 6/7 Rms! 3Bdrms! Master w/Walk-in Closet! 2/4 Bdrms! 2 Frplcd Liv Rms! 3 Baths! Brand New Furnace! Check It Out!!! LL Fam Rm! Recessed Lighting! 6 Panel $349,900.00
ON DEPOSIT WEBSTER LAKE – 1401 Treasure Island! Custom End Unit! Marina/Lake Views! 6Rms! 1,874 Sq Ft! Appliances! Custom Floor Plan! Hardwoods/ Marble/ Limestone! 2 Bdrms - Master Bdrm Master Bath! 2.5 Baths! Frplcd Fam Rm! Garage! CAir! Gas Heat! CVac! 2 BOAT SLIPS! $415,000.00
WEBSTER LAKE - Exceptional WEBSTER LAKE – Killdeer Island Property! Spectacular Sunsets! 100' North Pond! Western Exp – Waterfront! 5700'! 4 Fireplaces! Cherry Phenomenal Sunsets! Custom 3000’ Library! Granite Kitchen! Media Rm! Dream! 10’ Tray Ceilings! Killer Lake Black Pearl Foyer! Tray Ceilings! Master Views! Super Lake Facing 3 Rm Master Suite & Office Suite! Lake Level w/Kitchen &10x20 Resistance Pool! Suite! 3 Bdrms! 3 Marble Tile Baths! Theramador Kitchen! C/Air! Garages! Gardens! Security! And More! $879,900.00 $1,499,000.00
WEBSTER LAKE – Middle Pond! Prime Southwestern Exposure – Spectacular Sunsets! 80’ Waterfront! Level 31,005’Lot! 7Rms! 2 Complete Kitchens! 3Bdrms! 3 Baths! Sandy Beach! Garage! $649,900.00
WEBSTER LAKE – 810 Beacon Park! WEBSTER LAKE – Middle Pond WEBSTER LAKE – 11 Ernest Street, Ideal Garden Unit w/Water Views! Waterfront Lot! One of the Absolute Best South Pond! 80’ Waterfront! Perfect 8Rm Custom Colonial! Panoramic Views! 10 Beautiful Acres! Sandy Beach! Fantastic Shorelines on the Lake! Perfectly Level! Granite Kit! Formal Dining! Frplcd Liv Lakeside Pool! 1100’ of Yr Round Living or Sandy Beach! Western Exposure Across Rm! Master Bdrm/Bath w/Lake Views! the Widest Expanse of the Lake with as 2nd Home! Applianced! 5 Rms! 2 Family Rm! 3 Bdrms! 3.5 Baths! Hrdwds! Sunsets to Die For! 10,183’! Bdrms! Master Bath! 2 Baths Total! CAir! Cathedrals! 2 Car Garage! Town Services! $325,000.00 Garage! And More! $199,900.00 $649,900.00
WEBSTER LAKE Middle Pond – Reid Smith Cove! Western Exposure – Beautiful Sunsets! 7Rms! 3/4 Bedrooms! Cathedrals! 1.5Baths! Garage! $459,900.00 2 Additional Waterfront Lots – 8500’! Each $229,900.00
WEBSTER LAKE - South Pond – 105’ Level Waterfront – Western Exposure = Beautiful Sunsets! 10 Rm Contemp! Lake Views - Most Rooms! Fireplaced! Open Flr Plan! 4 Bdrms! Master Bath w/Jacuzzi! 2.5 Baths! Great for Entertaining & All Water Sports! Slate Patio! 2 Car Gar! And More! $599,900.00
DOUGLAS – Whitin Reservoir! 406’ Waterfront Paradise! Custom Contemporary! 6+ Rms! Super Lake Views! Cherry Kit! Fireplaced Liv Rm! 1st Fl Master/ Master Bath! 2.5 Baths! Hardwoods! 17,000’ Level Lot! $599,900.00
WEBSTER LAKE – 326 Killdeer WEBSTER LAKE - Spectacular Island! Middle Pond! South Facing! 5 Views Across Middle Pond! 85' Rm Ranch! Frplcd Liv Rm w/Hardwood Waterfront! Huge 20,202' Lot! 11 Rms! Flr & Skylight! 3 Bdrms w/Hardwoods! 3 Lake Facing Bdrms! 4/5 Bdrms! Lake Facing Enclosed Porch to Increase Master Bath! 3.5 Baths! 2 Frplcs! the Entertaining Area! 82' Waterfront! In-law Apartment! 2 - 1st Flr "Offices"! Sandy Beach! C/Air! And More! $345,000.00 $749,900.00
WEBSTER LAKE – Middle Pond! 22 Bates Point Rd! Western Exposure! Fantastic Sunsets! 8+ Room Cape! 2 Living Levels! 2 Kitchens! 16x29’ Lake Facing Family Room! 3/4 Bedrooms! Ideal Second Home or Year Round Use! Hardwoods! Carport! $379,900.00
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Open House – 65 Cady Lane, Woodstock Saturday, July 25th 10:00 to 11:30 am Directions: Rte. 169 North to County Rd. on right, take right at end onto Woodstock Road to right onto Cady Lane to #65 on right.
This 3166 SF hilltop home is sure to inspire! Built in 1989 but with several recent architect designed additions – including a new 1st floor master, new granite kitchen and new family room and formal dining room! With 3+ bedrooms and 3 full baths, a den, central ac and a cathedral ceiling, fireplaced living room….and the most incredible views around all on 2+ acres!! Reduced to $425,000 www.E226489.prudentialct.com Stephanie Gosselin (860) 428-5960
Open House –35 West Road, Woodstock Saturday, July 25th Noon to 1:30 pm
Directions: From Fairgrounds go north on Rte. 169 to intersection of Rte. 171. Go west onto Rte. 171 and follow to West Rd on right, across from Sprucedale Gardens.
Architect designed in 1980 on 4 open acres at the end of a dead end road! 3-bedrooms, 2633 square feet with a soaring bowed flat-stone dry stacked fireplace in the living/dining room and wide pine floors throughout the first floor. The “silo” staircase leads to the 2nd floor where the book-cased loft takes in the living and dining room below. The heated pool and pool house are connected by a fabulous tiered deck with a pergola as well! Offered at $475,000 www.E229284.prudentialct.com Stephanie Gosselin (860) 428-5960
Open House Saturday, July 25th 11:00 to 1:00 PM
Directions: From intersection of Rtes 169/101 proceed east on Rte 101 to Kearney Rd on right. Follow Kearney to 2nd stop sign and go straight onto Cooney Rd. House is on left, see sign.
In a Pomfret neighborhood, this 1983 home has a new roof, new hand-dipped shakes new windows, new hardwood floors and a kitchen! This 2056 SF home features 4-bedrooms and a new sunken kitchen with cathedral ceilings. Kitchen is open to the living/dining room which enjoys floor to ceiling windows and sliders to the southerly facing deck beyond. Summer entertaining and al fresco dining will abound on this multi-tiered deck where you will enjoy relaxing and taking in the fabulous landscaping nearby! Offered at $275,000 View at: www.E230275.prudentialct.com Call: Stephanie Gosselin (860) 428-5960
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Open House Sun 12-2 This is a must see log home in a very desirable neighborhood. Open and spacious retreat type atmosphere. Beautiful, huge, stone fireplace. Loft over kitchen area, cathedral ceilings. Brand new updated electric service. 2 car garage, lovely, private lot just under an acre. This could be yours for $209,900. Directions. Main to West to Dennison Drive, left onto Parkwood Lane to #8. See signs
Southbridge-Relax and unwind – living is low maintenance in this mint condition 2 bedroom condo. Washer and dryer located in unit. Living room has sliders to deck. Gas forced hot air heat and central air- Designated parking spots. Security set up with intercom. Elevator for easy access. Call today - Only $97,000.
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Southbridge – 3-family $169,900. Well maintained units – replacement windows, circuit breakers, gas heat – separate utilities. Great opportunity to live for free while your mortgage is paid for you.
Southbridge. Large mint condition home in a wonderful neighborhood. Open floor plan – Gorgeous Brand new bathroom with cherry cabinets and tile. New flooring upstairs through fireplaced living room. Sliders lead out to heated in-ground pool. Downstairs fireplaced family room, additional bath and office. Get in before summer ends and enjoy! Great value at $194,900.
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SouthbridgeMagnificent Historically Registered Greek Revival home with a special permit for business. Beautiful new applianced kitchen, maple floors, office, deck with above ground pool. Master BR with deck. New furnace plus wood stove. 4 garages. .68 acres of land. IMPRESSIVE at $325,000. Southbridge- This wonderful ranch style home sits on 5.9 acres. Huge fireplace and separate wood stoves. Set back off the road for total privacy – yet great commuter location with less than 5 minutes to the pike/84. Possibility of sub-dividing lot. Call office for details. All this for only $275,000.
43 East Main St. • Webster, MA 01570
90 Worcester Road Webster $269,900. Spacious 2,361 sf custom cape! Business zoned! Superb location for professional bldg or very fine personal residence!! Quality craftsmanship & extraordinarily well maintained! 4 huge brs. 2 like new ceramic full baths ~ 1 on ea level! Gleaming hardwood floors throughout! Beautifully unique kitchen! 30x24 LL workshop! 27 Nelson Street Webster $198,000
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GREAT MORTGAGE HELPER! Make this *GEM* work for YOU! 2nd Flr Mortgage Helper, inLaw Apt or a Great Start for that College Grad! Tons of Updates ~ 2 New Driveways, Paver Brick Patio, Boiler & HW Heaters, Oil Tank, Newer Windows & Roof. Main Level has Hrdwd Flrs, Lg Kitchen & Office Space, Charming Farmers Porch & Rear Deck! “Mostly” Finished LL ~ Bdrm, Family Rm w/Wet Bar & Half Bath. Call Today `~ Don’t Delay!!
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5 Loveland Road Webster Lake $429,000 AT Unique 8yr Young W W Waterfront E N Contemporary! 3 BRs, 2.5 Baths, High Quality Construction, Beautiful Custom Features ~ Gourmet Kitchen, Absolutely Stunning Master BR w/French Drs! Great Swim/Boat Location, Sandy Beach, Patio, Professional Landscaping, Breathtaking Views! A Year-round Great Escape! NT
95 Southbridge Rd, Dudley $267,500 Not a Short Sale or Foreclosure! Lovely 2,450 SF 4 BR Cape5 Yr Young Roof, 2 Car Garage Addition w/11X22 Finished Rm Above, Open Flr Plan Flows Nicely! Kitchen/Dining Combo Features Maple Cabs, Oak Flr & Oversized Island! Step down Family Rm w/Cathedral Ceiling! Pellet Stove! Sliders to Back Deck/Patio & Private Tree Lined Back Yard - the Perfect Space for Summer FUN!
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DUDLEY - NEW PRICE $239,900
* 1386 sq. ft. * Immaculate * Hardwood Floors * Modern Baths * Kitchen - totally applianced * Cedar Closet 24 Prospect Ave.
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* Parquet Floor * Replacement Windows * Central Vac * Updated Kitchen * Lower Level Family Room * Heated 3-car garage 55 West Main St.
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WEBSTER - $247,900 Split-entry 52x26, granite ctr top, 6rm 3 br 2ba 2-car gar, bay window, fans, cath ceil. 10 Ragina Ave, off Sunny Ave on Lakeside
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WEBSTER - $249,900 Large 2-family, 6/6, 3 br unit, pine floors, cab kitch, frt prchs, 2-car gar. 1st fl vacant. Rent for $870/mo. 41 Brook Street
WEBSTER - $574,900 Great opportunity... 2-FM plus newer 2700sf Colonial, lge rms, 4 garages, hdwd/tile, fenced yd. 79 & 79.5 East Main St
THOMPSON, CT - $319,900 Beautiful 6rm 3br 2ba Cape, brick fireplace, garages, plus 4rm apt. 112 Old Turnpike Rd (Rt 197)
AUBURN - $259,900 WEBSTER - $449,900 Ranch w/open floor plan, hrdwd/tile Killdeer Island Waterfront! 70ft floors, 3br, 1.5ba, fam rm, sliders, sandy beach. 8rm 3br 2 full ba. skylight, new bath & kitchen, corner Cont Ranch, stone firpl LR, fin LL lot, garage, patio. 284 Killdeer Road 1 Prentice Avenue
WOODSTOCK, CT - $129,900 Beautiful Townhouse with view, 5rm 1.5ba, deck, all new cabinets, hdwds & tile floors. 449 Dugg Hill Road off Rt. 197
WEBSTER - $259,900 Open floor plan Cape, new kitch w/island, 6-8 rms 3 br 2 full ba, FR, coal stove, deck, lge level yard. 66 Cushing Road
THOMPSON, CT - $219,900 Nice 6rm Ranch w/cathedral ceiling, Firepl, deck, screened prch, level yd, Tile, hdwd, carpt flooring, gar, Close to 395 10 Shady Lane
WEBSTER - $259,900 Large 3-Fam mostly renovated, 17rms, encl porches, off street parking 2 Ray Street
POMFRET,CT - $524,900 “Longmeadow” 2836 sf Coln 4br 2.5ba, tile, hdwd flrs, 21 ft kitch, 2-c gar w/rm over, lge lot 59 Long Meadow Drive
WEBSTER - $549,900 Stately 14rm 7rm 3.5ba Colonial. Land good to build condos, live here, make an investment. 46 Myrtle Avenue
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943-4900 * 987-8400 WEBSTER -- Renovated twostory home in Webster Lake neighborhood -- roomy eatin kitchen -- two bedrooms and full bath on first floor -large second floor bedroom suite with full bath and living room surrounded by windows and french door to porch with water view -- full basement with additional room -- two-zone oil heat.
R/E Tax $1965
R/E Tax $1661
R/E Tax $1800
WEBSTER - New contemporary split level - applianced kitchen - 3 bedrooms - 2 full baths open floor plan - deck oversized two-car garage - oil heat - centrally located - town services.
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R/E Tax $2100
three-quarter acre near schools. R/E Tax $2043
WEBSTER - Very nice owner-occupied two family - fireplace - garage above-ground pool - new Buderus oil furnace - some vinyl windows - lots of storage - good neighborhood - many updates owners moving west.
R/E Tax $2042
R/E Tax $2320
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WEST BROOKFIELD Spacious ranch that is a great rehab project. Nice area, garage under, open floor plan with wood floors and newer roof. $125,000
CHARLTON - Better than new colonial in nice neighborhood of similar homes. This home has three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, kitchen with center island and granite counters, master suite with large walk in closet, partially finished lower level. $369,900
Dianna Heagney Elaine Phifer John Sherman John Roderick Roger Mundell Sue Pulsifer Mike Seery Ann Marie Damian Susan Tittle
www.sturbridgerealestate.com Open House-Holland- Sunday the 26th from 12-2 at 5 Deyo drive, Holland , Ma. Only minutes from Rt 20, and 148, and is on the Sturb-Holland Rd at the town line! Follow signs. Wonderful contemporary located at end of a small cul de sac. Home has 3 Brs, 2 1/2 baths, including master suite, 1800+ sf. Beautiful kitchen and fireplaced family room area, Covered front porch to enjoy afternoon sun, 2 car garage, full bsmt, and a large relaxing landscaped yard, privacy thru-out, Come see, $269,900.
Warren-Victorian with all original woodwork, patterned hardwood floors, fireplaced and 1st floor laundry! Many updates, come explore this proudly maintained 9 rm, 4 Br Grand home. Only $179,900. Brimfield-Completely restored 12 room Victorian on 1.6 acres of land located in historic district. This grand home has a curved front staircase and original wide board floors. B&B or in law apartment potential. Walk to downtown, Drastic reduction to $225,000. Business rental-3700sf, Great location in the heart of Sturbridge. High traffic and visability, on Rt 20, at the entrance to Old Sturbridge Village. Retail or office space, 1/2 mile to Rt 84 and Mass Pike. Restaurant located in attached building. Rent is $3000/month.
BARRE. Spectacular 4 BR, 2.5 bath Colonial nestled on 11+ A. Open floor plan, FP in FR. Abundant windows, cathe- BRIMFIELD. 3 BR, 1.5 bath contemporary dral ceiling, dazzling hdwds. Outdoor being sold 'as is'. Septic design in office. wood furnace. $364,900. Gregg Abdella. $ 79,900. Beverly Gray.
BARRE - Almost new ranch on corner lot, three bedrooms, two full baths, beautiful yard with lots of gardens. Open floor plan with cathedral ceiling, master suite, walk out basement with potential to finish. $259,900
CHARLTON. Spacious 4 BR, 1.5 bath Cape. Full basement, 2 car garage, sunroom which leads to full size deck where nature abounds, all on 1+A close to Buffumville Dam. $249,900. Annette Astphan.
OAKHAM. 3 season cottage on Dean Pond, a full recreation lake. 150' of frontage makes it a great quiet & private spot. $138,000. Dennis Bottcher.
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STURBRIDGE LAND FOR SALE 14 acres. Perked and ready to build. Very private. Lake view $65,000 ~ Call 860.974.2499
BRIMFIELD. Private 4 BR Colonial on almost 25 acres! Huge 1st floor MBR, breakfast nook, granite counters, c/air…builder's own home! $539,000. Paul Bouvier.
SOUTHBRIDGE. Desirable Autumn Ridge condo. Very nice upper end unit has 2 BR, 2 full baths. Fully applianced, including W/D. $ 89,900. Bob Maynard.
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STURBRIDGE. Sprawling 3200 SF colonial has 3 BR, 3.5 baths! Wonderful floor plan has hardwoods in DR, LR and office. Kitchen with stainless appliances, granite counters. Jetted tub in MBR… more $399,999. Annette Astphan.
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SE OU 26 N H AY 7/ E OP ND SU CHARLTON: 10 Rm, 4 BR, Split Entry with lots of extras! All appliances stay. New LL inlaw walkout apt. Jacuzzi, deck. Storage shed, carriage house, garage/barn. $375,000 Call: 508-832-5831
CHARLTON: OPEN HOUSE 12-2 9 Rm, 4 Br. Cape. Hdwds, fireplaced LR, Finished Family RM, 3 Rm. accessory, Apt w/AC & deck over 2 car garage. 101 Smith Road$289,000
DUDLEY: 7 Rm, 3 Br, 2700+ sf Colonial. Formal DR with hdwds. Vaulted, frplcd. Fam. Rm. Mstr. suite w/jetted tub. 2 tiered deck w/above ground pool Central Air. $339,000 Call: 508-832-5831
LEICESTER: No Condo Fees! 5 Rm, 3 Br, 1.5 Ba. Half Duplex. Fully applianced Kit. Newer windows, deck, pellet stove in bsmt. 3/4 acre lot with a country feel! $159,900 Call: 508-832-5831
PRINCETON: Stunning 7 Rm, 3 Br. Bow Cape. Gourmet kit. with granite & stainless, Frplcd Family Rm, hdwd floors. Heated 2 story garage w/2nd fl. gym. Beautiful yard! $489,900 Call: 508-832-5831
SOUTHBRIDGE: 8 Rm, 4 Br, 1.5 Ba. Contemporary Colonial. Formal DR w/Hdwds, sunken LR w/vaulted ceilings, Master BR w/loft & Jacuzzi tub. $285,000 Call: 508-832-5831
*** Rentals *** 1 Auburn- 4 Rm, 2 Br . . . . $950 Charlton- 13 Rm, 5Br . . $2600 ATTENTION: Buyers! Douglas- 5 Rm, 2 Br . . . $2600 Leicester - 8 Rm, 3 Br. . $1900 Close by November 30th to receive Oxford- 6 Rm, 2 Br . . . . $1100 WEBSTER – 5 Rm, 2 Br, 2 Ba Ranch- Worcester- 5 Rm., 2 Br . . $795 $8000 tax credit style Condo in 55+ community. Fully Worcester - 7 Rm, 3 Br . . $950 applcd Kit. Dining area with atrium with no repayment!! Office Space doors to screened porch. Master w/douAuburn - 925 Sf Office Space ble closets & full Ba. . *Call us for details! $235,000 Call 508-832-5831 Auburn - 525 Sf. Office Building ########################################################################################################################
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BRIMFIELD. Beautiful custom built 4 BR, 2 full bath cape on 1.8+ acres! 1st flr laundry, FP in LR. 2 car att. Garage. $274,900. Dorothy Fontana.
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1500 sq. ft. Ranch 26 Acres Very private. Dead end road.
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454 Main Street • Sturbridge (508) 347-6556
WEBSTER - Big, solid three-family on 1/3 acre - 3-3-3 - living room formal dining - big, eat-in kitchen hardwood floors - storage areas detached 2-car garage - handicap ramp - vinyl siding - recent roof updates needed - family-owned since 1924.
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DUDLEY - Wonderful opportunity if your current needs include an in-law or accessory apartment in this spacious 27 x 50 ft. nine-room raised ranch in Dudley. Bright, open floor plan with three bedrooms on main level -- kitchen, bath, bedroom and sitting room in lower level 2-car garage - 22 ft. deck - new oil furnace - nicely landscaped
DUDLEY - Lovingly maintained and totally immaculate Cape in wonderful neighborhood - cabinet kitchen - dining room - front-to-back living room w/fireplace and bow window - two bedrooms - 1.5 ceramic baths - finished breezeway with sliders to deck - new interior paint and carpeting - hardwoods - shed - vinyl siding -- two-car attached garage - nicely landscaped 1/3 acre. $209,900 R/E Tax $1796 $244,900
WEBSTER - Excellent three BR Ranch on 1/4 acre level lot - corian and stainless steel kitchen - hardwoods, ceramics - knotty pine family room - central air/vac - oil heat - garage shed - nice neighborhood, convenient to everything.
WEBSTER -- Webster Lake neighborhood -- fireplaced living room -- dining room -- two bedrooms -- 1.5 baths -replacement windows -HWBB oil heat -- updating required.
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CHARLTON-$189,900 Like New 3 bedroom 1.5 bath Cape, Glass like hardwood floors. Ready to move in. $8,000 tax credit available. E US -2 O 2 H5-1 N /2 PE 7 O AT. S “Similar Home”
WEBSTER - $289,900
DUDLEY - $289,900 1 acre accents this 3 bedroom gom 2.5 bath Garrison colonial. Almost 2,000 sq. ft of living area in this one owner home. Located on dead end street. Agressively priced to sell quickly.
WEBSTER-$229,900 Webster Lake waterfront lot! Ready to build right now. Town water and town sewer available.
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WEBSTER - $269,900
THOMPSON, CT -$229,900 Brand New Construction! 7 rooms, 3 bed- Brand New large spilt entry 6 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1800 sq. ft. Pick your rooms, 2 full baths, garage, decks & more 3,000 sq. ft. Colonial, 4 bedrooms, colors now! Dir: School St. to Overlook to 1st Dir: School St. to Overlook to 1st street on left. 2.5 baths. Built in 1810. Available immediately. street on left. (Groveland Terrace) (Groveland Terrace)
“A wonderfully welcoming home inside, with lots of recreational opportunities outside and right on Webster Lake, where you can fish, boat, swim, and just relax. Outside: about 100’ of lake frontage; a large fenced yard with mature trees & beautiful gardens; on 2 lots that are divisible. Inside: a dining rm w/glass walls facing the lake, a bright sunny kitchen and lots of charm & character. You will feel you’re far away from it all, but only 15 mi to Worcester, 47 to Boston, 46 to Hartford.” $599,000.
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DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA WEBSTER — The Daughters of Isabella proudly present the following 2009 Fantastic Tours, which are open to the public: • Aug. 16: Foster's Downeast Lobsterbake. An annual summer favorite, includes a Lobsterbake at Bill Fosters, lobster or chicken, live music and sightseeing in York, Maine. Cost is $65. Bus leaves 8 a.m. from Southbridge and 8:30 a.m. from Webster. • Sept. 27: Bourne Scallop Festival. Head to the Cape on this tour, which includes lunch (succulent fried scallops or glazed apricot chicken), festival and narrative cruise. Cost is $62. Bus leaves 8:30 a.m. from Southbridge and 9 a.m. from Webster. • Oct. 18: Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant. The play will be “Crossing Delancey.” Includes ocean drive sightseeing tour, admission to the Newport Playhouse, full course buffet luncheon and visit to the Newport Brick Market Place. Cost is $75. Bus leaves 8 a.m. from Southbridge and 8:30 a.m. from Webster. • Nov. 29: Nutcracker at the Opera House. Tour includes orchestra seating at the Opera House, luncheon at the No Name Restaurant and an illuminated sightseeing drive along Boston Common. Cost is $82. Bus leaves 9 a.m. from Southbridge and 9:30 a.m. from Webster. • Dec. 12-13: Indian Head Christmas. Please note that final payment is due 30 days prior to tour departure date. Your deposit on these tours confirms your reservation. Please make checks to “Bernadette Circle No. 709” and mail to Janet Caouette, P.O. Box 533, Oxford, MA 01540. Tour components are subject to change, based on availability; changes will be noted. The Daughters of Isabella is a non-profit and charitable Catholic women’s organization.
For more information or reservations, call Jan Caouette at (508) 887-2215, Bernadette Langlois at (508) 943-8047 or Suzanne Clearwater at (774) 230-0669 or (508) 943-4579.
MONSON BELLMEN MONSON — The Monson Bellmen Antique Fire Apparatus Club is sponsoring the following trips in 2009 and 2010 to help with its costs: • Aug. 11: 10-day trip to Shades of Ireland. Highlights include Dublin, Irish Evening, Kilkenny, Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle, Jaunting Car Ride, Ring of Kerry, Killarney, Farm Visit, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher and Galway Castle Stay. Must book by March 12. • Aug. 16: Day trip to Casco Bay Cruise. A wonderful luncheon buffet awaits you at Dunstan School Restaurant. Casco Bay is where the Maine coast really begins. Your scenic cruise follows an inner bay route past the lovely Victorian cottages along the shorelines of Little and Great Diamond islands. • Oct. 11: Day trip to Friesians of Majesty. Enjoy the fall foliage as you travel into Vermont. First stop is Putney, Vt., for shopping at Basketville. Just up the road, you will be served luncheon at The Putney Inn. In the afternoon, you are in for a real delight with the Friesians of Majesty, one of the best Friesian farms in North America. • Nov. 1: Nine-day trip to Copper Canyon Adventure. Highlights include Tucson, Ariz., San Carols, Mexico, El Fuerte, ChihuahuaPacifico Railroad, Creel, Chihuahua and El Paso, Texas. Must book by July 1. • March 4, 2010: 10-day trip to Hawaiian Adventure. Highlights include Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona, Plantation Railway, Waimea Canyon, Kauai Coffee Company, Polynesian Luau Dinner and Show, and Iao Needle. Must book by Nov. 4, 2009. For fliers or more information, call Carolyn at (413) 267-3421.
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LASHAWAY SENIORS EAST BROOKFIELD — The Lashaway Seniors are offering the following trips in 2009: • Aug. 12-13: Couples or singles are wanted to fill out a trip to the Beacon Resort in Lincoln, N.H. There are openings because of last-minute cancellations. The trip includes a lobster lunch upon arrival, a dinner dance cruise on the Mount Washington on Lake Winnipesaukee and breakfast before returning home on Thursday. The cost is $147, which includes accommodations, the cruise and The Beacon's famous food and service. For more information, call Joan Sagendorph at (508) 885-5103. • Sept. 10-17: A spectacular eight-day trip to Mackinac Island. This trip is “back by popular demand.” The island is elegant and charming, with no motorized vehicles, but you’ll hear the clopping of the horse and buggy. We will stay two nights at the Island House and enjoy all the activities on the island and the magnificent luncheon at the Grant Hotel. Other interesting places in Michigan are the Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, Edsel Ford Mansion and a stay in Frankenmuth with the charm of all the authentic German shops. The hotel, the Bavarian Lodge, has five indoor pools. Also, enjoy the first and last night of this trip at Niagara Falls, where we will enjoy the magnificent view of the falls in Ontario, Canada. We’ll be able to walk to all the activities and casino. You will need a passport. The cost is $1,199 twin, really reasonable for all the special delights this trip includes. For more information, call Joan Bedard at (508) 867-2821. • Sept. 14-17: Four-day trip to Ocean City, Md. Casino and Raceway, Boardwalk, Winery, Pewter Factory and Shipwreck Museum. The cost is $434 per person. For more information, call Joan Sagendorph at (508) 885-5103. • Oct. 7: Authentic German Oktoberfest. Singing, dancing with Oompah Band and German folk songs, a German menu and lots of fun. The cost is $69 per person. For more information, call Joan Bedard at (508) 8672821. • Nov. 18: White’s of Westport with Bobby Justin. Family-style all-you-can-eat luncheon, followed by terrific local entertainment. The cost is $52 per person. For more information, call Joan Sagendorph at (508) 885-5103. • Dec. 2: Hollywood Christmas Show with Laura Roth at Luciano’s Lake Pear in
Wrentham. Funnier than Lucille Ball, Laura Roth is popular here and in London and Paris. The cost is $59 per person. For more information, call Joan Bedard at (508) 867-2821. • Dec. 9-11: Join us for a delightful trip to the newly renovated Mount Washington Hotel in the White Mountains. Enjoy deluxe accommodations, an afternoon reception tea and entertainment, dining and dancing and an evening holiday show. Learn about the hotel history on a tour given by a local historian and delight in all the amenities of the hotel including an indoor pool. The cost is $399 per person double occupancy, which includes two breakfasts, one luncheon and two dinners. A $50 deposit is due with reservation, and the balance is due by Nov. 1. Please make checks payable to Joan Sagendorph. For more information, call Joan Sagendorph at (508) 8855103. • Dec. 13: Mohegan Sun and Cornerstone Playhouse. A five-hour casino stay, lunch and $20 free bet, along with “Mistletoed” at Cornerstone Playhouse in Mystic, Conn., and a snack pack lunch for the trip home. The cost is $59 per person. For more information, call Joan Sagendorph at (508) 885-5103.
SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB OF LEICESTER LEICESTER — The Senior Citizens Club of Leicester is offering the following trips: • Sept. 13-19: A few seats are still available for its "Smokey Mountain Show Trip," which includes 10 meals, four evening shows and one morning show, a tour of the Smokey Mountains, a visit to the famous "Dollywood" and a stop at Harrah's Casino in North Carolina. This is a seven-day, six-night trip, and the cost is only $585. • Nov. 6: Captain Jack’s and Mohegan Sun. Cost is $60, with payment due by Oct. 27. Leicester Senior Trips are open to anyone interested in traveling with them. For more information and reservations, call Joan Wall at (508) 892-3967.
BERNARD DUBE TRIPS Several group trips are now being planned, including Hawaii (April 8-17, 2010), 2010 USA National Parks (May 28 to June 9, 2010), Switzerland, Germany and Austria, including the Passion Play at Oberammergau, Germany (June 22 to July 4, 2010) and Greek Island Cruise (Sept. 8-21, 2010). For more information, call Bernard Dube at (508) 885-3098.
BETTY B’S TRIPS NORTH BROOKFIELD — Betty “B” will be offering the following trips in 2009: • Aug. 17: Bull & Claw Clambake in Wells, Maine, $62. Lobster dinner or prime rib or
chicken dinners also offered. Visit Kennebunkport on the way home. • Sept. 14: J.F.K. Presidential Library and Museum, $59. No Name Restaurant for lunch and Henry Ford Country Store. Deadline for payment is Sept. 4. • Oct. 4: Foliage Journey to the Berkshires. Train ride from Lenox to Stockbridge, with a stop at the Cork N Hearth Inn for lunch. • Nov. 9: Visit new and enlarged Butterfly Museum, $60. Lunch at Wiggin's Tavern, then a stop at Atkins Farm in Amherst. • Dec. 5: Shopping trip to Lee Outlets, $54. Lunch at Delaney House, and a stop at the Christmas Tree Shop in the Holyoke Mall. • Dec. 27: Lasalette Shrine at 4 p.m., $49. Lunch at Wright's Chicken Farm in the early afternoon. Join us for a relaxing trip to complete the holiday season. For more information, or to reserve a seat, call Betty Baldyga at (508) 867-9109.
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH EAST BROOKFIELD — St. John the Baptist Church would like to offer our local friends to join us on a pilgrimage to Fatima and Lourdes with Barcelona. In this beautiful picturesque area, you will be where the Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette 18 times, and be a part of the exciting huge candlelight procession and the thousands of miracles that have taken place there. The nine-day tour of Portugal, Spain and France will be on your list of favorite memories. Cost is $2,459. For more information, call Joan Bedard at (508) 867-2821.
ADVENTURE TOURS OF WARREN WARREN — Adventure Tours of Warren is offering the following trips: • July 24-26: New York City Weekend, $399. • Aug. 8: Summer Mystery Trip, $79. • Aug. 22: New York City Day Trip, $59. • Sept. 19: King Richard’s Faire, $69. • Oct. 8-16: Canyon Country, $2,649. • Oct. 9-12: Washington, D.C., $539. • Nov. 1-9: California Coast, $2,599. • Nov. 14-15: Freeport Overnight, $179. • Dec. 11-13: Bethlehem, Pa., Christmas, $399. For more information, call Randall at (413) 436-5357 or e-mail [email protected]
WEST BROOKFIELD COUNCIL ON AGING WEST BROOKFIELD — The West Brookfield Council on Aging is offering the following trips: • Sept. 17: “New Hampshire Beautiful Scenery and The Spectacular Castle in the Clouds,” featuring a scrumptious Hart Turkey Farm luncheon. The tour costs $62
per person. Depart at 8:30 a.m. from the West Brookfield Senior Center, 73 Central St., on a luxury VCR/DVD Silver Fox motor coach, as you make your way north for a delightful day amidst the scenic fall splendor of New Hampshire. A delicious full course luncheon at Hart’s Turkey Farm, renowned for their delicious turkey dinners, is included (alternate choice of sirloin of beef or baked haddock is available). After lunch, enjoy the beauty of the Lakes Region, touring the estate of the eccentric millionaire Thomas Plant’s Castle in the Clouds. This magnificent 5,200acre estate commands a panoramic view of Lake Winnipesaukee and the surrounding mountains, meadows and streams. The Castle is truly a unique experience. An early evening return at 5:30 p.m. is expected. • Oct. 14: White’s of Westport Fall Festival. The bus departs at 8 a.m. from the West Brookfield Senior Center. Join your friends at one of the finest luncheon and show environments anywhere in New England, White’s of Westport. White’s is noted for its fine cuisine, and family-style entrées (Yankee pot roast and delicious roast tom turkey) are served with a full course menu, including appetizer desert and beverage. Following the delicious luncheon, White’s will entertain you with music and dance, celebrating the Fall Harvest Season. Sit back and relax and enjoy a terrific show. Before arriving at White’s, you’ll enjoy a visit to Vanity Fair Outlets, where great bargains are always on sale. Return home at approximately 5 p.m. after a great day of fine cuisine and fun entertainment at White’s. The tour costs $56 per person, and includes an exciting show and family style dinner with two entrées, a Vanity Fair Outlets visit and luxury Silver Fox VCR/DVD motor coach. For reservations or more information, call Cindy Norden at (508) 867-1407.
SPENCER AARP SPENCER — Spencer AARP is offering a trip Sept. 30 to Octoberfest at Wright's Mill Farm in Canterbury, Conn. A little bit of Germany comes to New England with Octoberfest. You'll dance and sing to German folk songs, polkas, show tunes and drinking songs presented by entertainers in authentic German lederhosen. A buffet menu of cabbage and potato soup, sauerbraten, bratwurst and knockwurst, braised pork loin on smashed potatoes, hot German potato salad, etc., with assorted breads and desserts, coffee and tea. Cost is $70. For more information, or to book, call Rose at (508) 885-3078. Turn To TRIPS, page 7
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Beach Cruiser Bicycles NEW! Red, Blue, Green, Orange. Balloon Tires. $195 Each 508-476-1935
Buying All Unwanted Old Gold For Cash • 10k, 14k, 18k Men’s & Women’s Rings, Class Rings (Gold) • Gold Crowns/Bridges • All Gold Pieces Of The World • Gold Men’s Pocketwatches • Old Silver Coins & Proof Sets • Old Coin Collections
By Appointment Housecalls Made I Travel With A Digital Scale Higher Prices Paid Because Of Low Overhead!
Robert L Potvin Auctioner License #2000
Route 9, W. Brookfield
508-867-3360 A Name You Can Trust Serving Greater Worcester County & Beyond Since 1978
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Air Conditioner General Electric 24,000 BTU, Window Mount, 230 Volts. Used One Summer. With Remote Control $400 Call Bob Or Joyce 508-885-2400
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Cedar Chest & Rocker
Dark Wood Curio
Electrical Material Industrial, Commercial, Residential Wire, Pipe, Fittings, Relays, Coils, Overloads, Fuses, Breakers, Meters, Punches, Pipe-Benders. New Recessed Troffer Flourescent 3-Tube T-8 277V Fixtures Enclosed $56 Each Call 5pm-8:30pm 508-867-6546
Glass-Top 36” Octagonal Table
John Deere Snowthrower
Mags With Tires
55” Wide x 77” Tall, 18” Deep Glass Doors On Top, With Three Drawers Below. $500 Highchair $50 White Crib Mattress Included $300 508-885-2866
For LX And GT Series Lawn & Garden Tractors. 42 Inch, Used Once(Honest!) Includes Chains, Weights, And Operator’s Manual $1500 774-745-0242 Email For Pictures Or Questions [email protected]
Plow For John Deere Garden Tractor Truck Liner For 6’ Bed Rug (7’x10’)
General Electric 10,000 BTU Window Mount Air Conditioner, $150. Samsung 5,000 BTU Window Mount Air Conditioner, $75.00
Call Jeff at (802)380-0844
All French Country Ethan Allen Furniture Variety Of Tables Butler End Tables Nested Tables Leave Message 508-208-8401 Can schedule viewing in Oxford.
Amana Air Conditioner 18,000 btu only used 4 summers, 2 heavy for me to lift. $400 new, sell for $200.
Ask for Pat, (508)885-5542
Entertainment Center $200/BRO, like new. Redecorating and need space. Store-new condition, MUST SEE! (508)832-3684
Beautiful Wurlitzer Oak Piano
Multi-Colored Cushioned Top, Cherry Wood Cedar (Hope) Chest and Matching Rocker. Both In Excellent Condition. Asking Cedar Chest $300 Rocker $200 Call 508-756-2607
Ceramic Flower Pot
$1000 Full Keyboard With Bench. 508-949-1283 Beautifully Etched Oak
With Pedestal $25 For More Information Call 508-347-7441
King-Size Waterbed Frame
Cherry Dining Room Table
With Drawers & Storage Underneath. Frame Is Less Than 10 Years Old And In Very Good Condition. Waterbed Heater Included If Interested. Heater Is Less Than 3 Years Old. Bed Frame Is Too Big For Our Bedroom Asking $250 OBO
Beauty Salon Equipment
Magee Mystic Kitchen Coal/Wood Stove. With Side Copper Water Reservoir. 6 Burners, Oven. Good Condition Approx 30” Deep x 54” Wide. $1999 Call Nancy 508-867-3900
Antique Parlor Set Early 50’s, Never Used $600 OBO
Antique Bedroom Set Early 50’s, 6-Piece, Good Condition. $500 OBO Pink Depression Glass Fancy Pieces And Sets 508-943-0652
2 back to back, free floating styling stations, $200 each or best offer.
Call Suzanne (508)886-6494
Only $300. Must be seen to appreciate. Prices are negotiable.
Excellent Condition. Asking Price $1700 Call 508-867-5677 Or Office 508-755-0972
$700. 1993 Chevrolet Camaro; 21,270 miles, all original, $5000.
Bowflex Xtreme 2
Antique Stool & Lavatory Porcelain Handles. (2)Glass Doors For Kitchen Cabinet 2 Solid Wood Doors 6’8”x32” (1)4 Lights, (1)15 Lights 3 Wood Frame Solid Glass Door 24”x50” 30-Gallon Electric Hot-Water Heater LP Gas Wall heater 712-299-5239
Antique Victorian 8pc. Black Marble Fireplace Mantle Surround
With Leg Attachment Perfect Condition. Hardly Used. Originally Paid $1300 Will Take $800 Call 508-234-2647
Brand New Bunk Beds and 2 Dressers Beautiful wood frame includes mattresses, pillows, ladder (never used). $2000 or best offer.
Call (508)987-1594, leave message will return call.
Brand New Front load washer & dryer set. $1200.
Clawfoot Tub $400 508-867-9566
Colonial Wood Hutch and Base Antique Chezck crystal set, valued at over $1800. Hand cut, very ornate. Appraised. Will sell for $900.
Glass and brass dinette set Perfect for 1st Call (508)943-6367
Complete Master Bedroom Furniture Includes California King-Sized Waterbed Frame, Large Armoire, Large Dresser With Mirror, (2) Large End Tables. Sturdy Cherry In Excellent Condition. $2000 OBO
19” Pitch, Fits Merc Cruisers $85
Everything Must Go! Furniture Men’s Clothing Pictures Many Miscellaneous Items No Reasonable Offer Refused 508-949-6425
Lexmark Printer/Copier/Fax Lexmark Printer All For $550 OBO Computer Desk (Corner) $195 OBO Office Chair (Cully) $65 Entertainment Center 58”x52”x19”, Solid Wood $300 Numerous Dog Breed Books
Athena Stereo Speakers 3ft tall x 1ft wide, excellent quality, fantastic sound. 2 speakers. Asking $380 for pair.
Audio Equipment $60 Electric Guitar $95 Amp $60 Receiver $120 Canon Film Camera $45 DVD Player $25 GPS $95 Computer $150 DJ Equipment Dale Earnhardt Sr. Magazines 860-963-7087
Authentic Revolutionary War Historic Autographs Genuine Original Signature Autographs Of American Icons. George Washington $3000 Benjamin Franklin $3000 Thomas Jefferson $1500 All Have Certificates Of Authenticity 508-476-1068
For 2005 Hyundai Sonata $35 Each Call Alan At 508-509-5407
Model Sl8 8-Foot Wide, Like New Condition. Always Stored Inside. $4,900 OBO 508-764-8330
Seating For Four w/Glass Top And Three Bar Stools. $350
Farm Equipment Harrow Deere 5-Foot, 3-Point $400 Cultivator Toolbar 5-Foot, 5-Spring Tine, 2 Hiller Discs, 3-Point $350 Lime Spreader Tow-Behind, Ground Driven. $150 860-974-7099
Farmer’s Hutch $200 Like-New 3-Year-Old Lopi
Pellet Stove & Ash Vacuum $1400 Call 508-943-3711 After 6pm
Fine Art Signed in the plate Tarkay Seriolithograph 2002 Indigo Chapeau. Professionally framed 36 1/2"x37". Comes with Park West gallery Certificate & Appraisal. Can e-mail pic $300 OBO
Electric Scooter &
6-Drawer Table $20
Weider weight bench, preacher curl and leg extension with Olympic bar. 295lbs of weight, $250. 50lb punching bag, $50. Curl bar, 85lbs or weight, $40.
8 Posts, 9 Matching Railings With Spindles Attached.
Corner TV Cabinet
Used 6 months, $100. Washer used holds x-large loads, $50. Solid oak kitchen table, 5 chairs, 2 leafs, $100 or best offer. Good condition wrought iron & glass coffee table & end tables inlay w/stone, very nice, $50. Apartment size freezer, $50. Works well.
Computer Table $20
For Sale $500 Each (508)987-3143
Electric Twin Hospital Bed $700 1 Pair AR Floor-Standing Speakers $150 1 Passive Subwoofer “Home” $50
Chevy Prizm Wanted
Call 508-943-3711 After 6pm
Any Year. Must Have Very Low Miles. Will Consider A Civic 508-764-1439
Crystal Glassware Of All Kinds
Plus A Few Bowls, Etc. Good Stuff, For Cheap! 413-245-6246
For automotive purpose - sit or laying position. $10.00 413-262-9990
Call Matt at 508-943-6771
Portable Dishwasher with butcher block top, $250. Farmers table with 5 chairs, $200. Oak cabinets, various sizes, six pieces, $400.
Early 1900’s Colonial-Style Porch Posts
Brilliion Grass Seeder
1959 With Latham Blower And Four Carburetors $8000 OBO
Glenwood & Magee Brand For More Information 413-967-8169
And More! 480-282-2490
Trailer-Type, With Hydraulic Lift. $800 OBO
1 long, Grey, Persian lamb coat. Size small w/matching hat. In excellent condition, $500/BO. 1 long Black Persian Lamb. Size large. In good condition, but worn. $300/BO.
Marine Hemi Engine
(4) Antique Wood & Coal Stoves
International Harvester Two-Row Corn Planter
New, Vetter High Pro 4 With Screens. Measures 76”Long 61”High $650 OBO
1948 VAC With Sickle-Bar Mower. Asking $1650 OBO
Wedding, Prom, Cocktail. All brand new.
Toshiba 5-Megapixel Camera $45 HP All-In-One Printer(G85) $45 New HP Printer $29 DVD Player $20 Bike $40 AT&T Blackberry Curve $140
$20 Boy’s (3-4 yr) Bike $35
7 Days, 6 Nights 2 Adult Disney Tickets Paid $750 Sell For $249 Good For One Year
Piggy-Back Washer/ Dryer Combo
Digital Screen Prompts, Keys Light Up With Voice Prompts. Lots Of Stored Music Inside! Paid $199 On Sale Sell $100 Email: [email protected]
For Pictures Or Call Marty (Dayville, CT, 06241, Near MA & RI Line) 860-779-2611
(3) Original Factory Hubcaps
ALSO: Brand New Casio Keyboard LH100
Disney Area Stay
Honey pine finish. Asking, $350.
Automatic Scrubbing Power-Head $500
Good Condition Best Offer For Both Leave Message 860-923-2987
Hot Point Dishwasher $100
Baseball/Football Basketball/Hockey Racing/Boxing Rookies/Stars/Sets/Singles All Cards 75% Off Book! Including Vintage Cards Like Mantle/Williams/Etc.
Kenmore, Excellent Condition, All Brochures. $600 OBO
Christmas Sports Card Specials
Flat Belt PTO Pulley Aluminum Cross For Church, Cross Arm 6’, 10’ High, 10” Surface, 7” Deep. Can Be Lighted. $150 Call 5pm-8:30pm 508-867-6546
Garage Heater 2Mark Brand, Thermostatically Controlled. w/Hanging Brackets. Paid Over $600 Best Offer! 508-885-3136 860-888-5207
Genie Push-Around Arial Platform Lift Will Fit Through 29.5”Wide Doorway. 24’ Platform Height. 120V Hydraulic. 1/4HP 208/230V 3-Phase 6-Gallon Flood-Type Coolant System. 120V 6-Gallon Flood-Type Coolant System. Call 5pm-8:30pm 508-867-6546
Girls Clothing & Shoes Toddler Sizes Through 10/12 Shoe Sizes 1-3 Gently Used & Brand New Many Styles & Brands To Choose From. Call 508-943-2007 For Appt.
HP Scanner $50 Also: Custom Made Moses Baskets.
Walnut, Winchester chime, $200.
Designers Mother-of-theBride Gown Size 8, Pewter color with elegant beading, matching jacket paid $700, asking $250.
Grooming Equipment 1 Romani Grand Daddy Dryer 1 Romani Clipper Vac (B&B Model) 1 42 Inch Hydraulic Grooming Table 1 Hydro Surge Bather
Asking $2500 For All 508-987-2419
Gym Equipment Marc X Platinum 3100 Bench In Excellent Condition $175 OBO Call 860-933-6369
Hand-Beaded Wedding Gown Plus Size (18-20), Cathedral Train, Plus Bustle & Tiara-Style Headdress & Veil. Museum-Quality Preservation. $600 OBO
Heavy Duty 9’ Fisher Highway Plow One-way plow, set up for backhoe or truck, $650. Fisher Snow-Foil Type Heavy Duty 8’ Plow for truck $500 Heavy Duty Hobart Meat Grinder. Floor type with large bowl. $375 Briggs & Stratton 12HP Vertical Riding Mower Engine, $95 Used 15” Monitor $25
High-Low Electric Hospital Bed Like New! With Scoop Mattress $500 OBO 413-245-6182
HO Scale Train Comes With Engines, Cars, Buildings And Accessories. Lots Of Time & Money Put Into It! Pictures Available. Email: [email protected]
HONDA GENERATOR 3000 Watts #EU3000ISA Like New, Super Quiet. $1650
2006 THULE TRAILER (Enclosed) Aluminum, Dual Axle, GVW 6000 lbs. Model #C65X12238200, Under 200 Miles. $5250 Mike 860-935-0072
Hot Tub ‘07 model; 6 person, 32 jets, with all options. Waterfall, aroma-therapy, lighting, with cover, full warranty. Brand new in wrapper. Cost $7000, sell for $3800.
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Kennedy Machinist Toolbox 20 Inch, 7-Drawer, Several Micrometers, Indicators, Etc.
Kenmore Top-Load Washer Good Condition 2 1/2 Years Old Only Used 3x/Week $100 CASH OBO Afternoons & Evenings 860-974-1912
Kia Rio Or Hyundai Accent Wanted One With Very Low Mileage Auto, Air. ‘06-’08. Will Pay Your Price For The Right One 508-764-1439
Lace Wedding Gown Full-Length, Size 12. $200
Brown Italian Leather Jacket Medium, $200 All Excellent Condition
Jewelry New 14K Ruby & Diamond Yellow gold cross pendant, $300 or best offer. Also gemstone rings & pendants, best offers.
$5900 OBO John Deere 220A Walk-Behind Greens Mower $1995 OBO 508-764-8330
Ladies’ Genuine Black Shearling Sheepskin Fur Coat Medium. Like New. Worn One Or Twice. Length 30” (Collar To Hem), Shoulders 19”, Sleeves 25”, Bust 40-42” $250 OBO 508-885-8940 Leave Message
Mahogany Bedroom Set Bed, Dresser With Mirror, Chest On Chest, Night Table. $1500 Negotiable
Mahogany Cedar Chest $600 Negotiable 508-234-2897
Maroon Sectional Couch Good Condition. $250 OBO Glass-Top Dining Room Table With 4 Chairs $100
1992 BMW 325i 5-Speed, Great Condition, Red. $3500
1995 Nissan Pathfinder White, 5-Speed. $3300 (4)5-Lug Truck Rims & Tires $300 860-208-7010
Matching Camel-Back Sofa & Love Seat Sofa - 73” Long Love Seat - 53” Long Williamsburg Blue (Red & Navy Plaid) $350 OBO 508-234-7917
Memory Foam Authentic Therapeutic NASA Mattress Call Tom (978)597-3033
Handmade Lead Chandelier
Contemporary Style $150 (Negotiable) 508-892-1107
Landscape Equipment Trailer $995 OBO
Car Trailer Paid $2500 $2300 OBO
Aluminum Folding Staging/Scaffolding 2 Sections w/Platforms, On Wheels, w/Steps 4’6”W, 7’3”L, 6’-12’H $950 OBO Call 5pm-8:30pm 508-867-6546
Large Collection Of Collectibles Mugs, Steins, AVON, Banks, Bottles, Brass, Musical Items. Hundreds! Please Call To View Will Sell In Lots, Singles Or Bulk
Moving Must Sell! 508-892-3145
Like New! Large Two-Level Light Oak Coffee Table $125 Good Condition 8’ x 11’ Karastan Oriental Rug New Fringe & Professionally Cleaned $350 Call Rich 508-826-2029
Living Room Couch And Matching Chair Floral Design Fabric $150 413-245-9001
FlexSteel Couch, Chair & Ottoman. La-Z-Boy Couch & Recliner. All Items High Quality, Like New. Email For Photos [email protected]
54 Inch Mowing Deck. Includes Bagger System. Kawasaki 25HP Engine. 4 Years Old. Runs Great! $2800 774-200-0395
For E-Z-Go Golfcart
Large, With Mirror & 2 Armoires $1700 For All (Negotiable)
Husqvarna Garden Tractor
$5900 OBO John Deere 2243 Greens Mower
Like New $100 Each Call Phil 508-234-3348
Living Room Furniture
John Deere 3235A Fairway Mower
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Kenmore Washer & Dryer
Works Great! $750 You Take It Away! 508-248-6863
Call Shirley (508)248-3005
CLIP AND MAIL
TO PLACE YOUR AD CALL TOLL FREE
Gorgeous King Sized Bedroom Set 5 Pieces. Paid $6000 At Rotman’s $1500 FIRM Moving Contact Laurie 508-450-5740
Everything Must Go!!
Must Go! Moving Out Of State. Come Find Your Treasures, Large & Small Call For Appointment 774-232-0064
2003 RM65 Suzuki Great condition, asking $1200.
Call (774)364-0367 Brand-New
ENTIRE CONTENTS OF 2 STORAGE UNITS
Call (508)765-9316 leave message
Christina Wu Strapless Gown with train. Size 8. Purchased at Kleinfelds NYC. Elegant beading with organza & silk/satin material. $700.
Chickering Spinet Piano Baby Grand & Bench
Men’s Trek Pilot 5.2, 58cm $1700 Size 10-12, Ivory Strapless, Used. $150 All In Excellent Condition
Antique Red Vermont Casting Gas Heater
Designer Wedding Dress
Cherry TV Armoire
Bernina 640 Sewing Machine New In April ‘08. Used Only A Few Hours. Comes With All Accessories Including BSR Stitch Regulator Foot, Walking Foot, 1/4 Inch Foot. Has 570 Stitch Patterns, 5 Alphabets, Thread Cutter And More. REDUCED! $3500 Call Nancy 508-867-3900
With 2 leaves, 4 side chairs and 2 captains chairs. Only $500.
Antique 1892 Kitchen Wood Stove
Dental Chair Electric operates well, Would be great for tattoo parlor, etc. 3 to choose from. $50 each.
$50 Oak Queen Post Headboard/Footboard $50 Gas 32” Fireplaces $50 each Freezer (17cu.ft.) $200 5’x8’ Oriental Rug $30 Oak TV Cabinet $40
Best Offer For:
Living Room Set 90” Sofa Love Seat Oriental Rug (Machine-Made) 2 Matching End-Tables Take The Whole Set For $1000 Or Best Offer 508-867-9650
LK Stainless Steel Sink Model #CCR2522-4 Brand New, In Box. “Celebrity Classic”. New $400
Asking $125 508-832-9877
Llama Wool For Sale Unfinished Call For More Information 508-335-8239
Machinist Tools Tool chest, also other odds and ends.
Queen, $399. Brand new in plastic full warranty.
Giant 6061 23” Frame, 24 Gears, Shimano 105 Derailer. Black & Gold, Ridden Only 4 Times. Original Cost $800 Asking $350 508-764-9309
Men’s Burberry Prorsum Trenchcoat Size ? (40/42), Tan, Slightly Worn, But Good Condition. $100 860-974-9946
Men’s Skis Dynastar Skis & Boots, Size 10 $135 508-832-3118
Microwave $30. Large capacity air conditioner, $100. Ladies size 6 Harley boots, $50. Men’s leather jacket, small, $75. Bread maker, $15. Toaster oven, $15. Fold-up rocker, $100.
MOST ITEMS HALF ORIGINAL PRICE! Arien Tractor Arc Welder
Boat & Motor With Trailer Wood-Burning Stove
Fishing Equipment Archery Equipment
Machinist Tools Auto Tools Antenna Tower 35mm Camera
135 VHS Disney Movies 508-885-5189
Motorized Wheelchair Pronto Sure-Step M91 Motorized, With Footrest, Hold 300-400lbs. Holds Oxygen Tanks. Asking $2000
Antique 1860’s Oak Table With 5 Legs With ‘Engraved’ Design & 2 Matching Chairs $500 774-318-1024
MOTORS 1/2HP 230/460V 1725RPM, 56 Frame. 5HP, 230/460V 1740RPM, 184T Frame/TEFC 5HP, 230/460V 3495RPM, 184T Frame/TEFC 1/2HP 208/230/460V Large Overhead Door-Opener 4 Speed Controls Hitachi J100, 400/460V Call 5pm-8:30pm 508-867-6546
Moving Must Sell Garden Leisure 6 Seater Hot Tub with lounger, $3800/BO. Weider Pro 9940 dual weight bench, $150. Trampoline, $75. Brand new computer armoire, $450.
Please call (508)404-5470
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Moving Must Sell! Ethan Allen New Mahogany Dining Room Large Crystal Chandelier 11x14 Oriental Wool Rug Painted Bureau 2 Olive-Green Swivel Rocker Chairs Pilates Machines Queen Brass Bed
Best Offer Accepted For All 508-867-6730
Murray Riding Lawn Mower
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Park Model RV 2002, 12x40
Schwinn Electric Scooter
(like brand new) on beautiful lot in campground can be used for a full 6 months (15 April-15 October every year) Lot paid for until 2097. $48,000
Penn 6 wt. Flyrod
New Condition Call 508-278-6419
Piano Baldwin Spinnet
$100 Each Bureaus, Bookcases, Etc. Oak Kitchen Chairs $15 Each 10 For $125 Blessings Farm 50 H Foote Road Charlton 508-248-1411
New Bunkbeds Paid $900 Asking $500 Just Purchased In March! Includes Mattresses 774-200-1561
New Snap-On Harley Davidson Collectors Edition Toolbox Black and chrome with Harley logos & flames. 5, H x 3, W 12 drawers. Must be seen. $4000 firm.
Contact Dale (508)943-8692 after 6pm.
New Woodmaster Planer/Molder With 18” Drum Sander Attachment. 5HP Motor. Weighs 420lbs. Also, 120A, 2HP, Shop Fox Vacuum With All Attachments, Hooks Up To All Three. Mint Condition. Books/Manuals Included Asking $3500 OBO Call John 508-949-1051
New! 8 American Craftsman Replacement Windows 9500 series. Low E, full screen, 6 over 6 grille. White vinyl, 34 1/4 x 48. Paid $1400. Asking $1000 or best offer.
Call (508)779-0438 ask for Justin
NFL Autographed Helmet Collection Five Ridell Team Helmets Signed By MVP Icon Quarterback Tom Brady, Joe Montana, Dan Marino, Joe Namath, And Peyton Manning. All Have COA’s $3000 OBO
Nordic Trac Walk Fit Skier/Rower $125 Jane Fonda Non-Motorized Treadmill $125 Technalon Car Cover Fits Car 16’-17’6” $60 508-885-9992
Oak Bedroom Set Queen bed and mattress, hutch, nightstand and dresser with mirror. All in excellent condition. Mattress brand new. $1300 or BO.
Mahogany TV and Video Stand $50.
Brand New Entertainment Center Black chrome and glass asking $500 or BO.
Call (860)377-7549 or (860)928-1135
Oak Computer Armoire $150 Trumpet $100 Electric/Acoustic Guitar Vinci Brand $100 508-864-7159
Model 385-IC/385LH Used Once. Paid $1300 $1100
Piano By Baldwin With Bench Excellent Condition $500 OBO 508-943-6654
Pipe Threader Toledo 999, Floor Model, On Wheels.
Angle Iron Cutter For Shelving 4W296, HK Potter 2790
Snowblower 49.5” Wide, For PTO McCullough 16” Chainsaw Old $50 Call 5pm-8:30pm 508-867-6546
Pool Ester Williams Extruded Aluminum 24’ Round Above Ground Pool Liner One Year Old, Sand Filter. $400 Call 508-278-2539
Pride Brand Combination Lift Recliner Wine Color, Only Used 3 Times Cost $850 $700 OBO Shower Seat/Stool For Tub $25 Gazelle Exercise Equipment Good Condition $150 OBO Back Massage Chair Pad Good Condition $50 860-774-0794 860-481-5570
Prom Dress Sale Current Gowns-Daughter is Senior. Sizes 6-8. Originally priced from $200-$300. Some shoes and jewelry. Cash only.
Pub/Bar Set Mahogany Braided Edge Table With Center Wine Rack. Includes Two Barstool Chairs, Beautifully Designed, Fabric Still Covered In Plastic, Brand New. Asking $400 Please Call 508-987-2798
Piano Maghogany, Werlitzer Spinnet, With Bench. Good Condition.
$800 Includes Training Books
508-987-8885 Call After 5pm
Snow Tires 4 P225-60-R17. Tires like new, winter ‘07. $300 or best offer. Call (508)234-7930
Snowblower Snapper 8HP 26” $500
Refinished Chairs Natural Or Painted Finish, Some Decorated. Singles To Sets Of Six.
Very Reasonable! 508-764-4493
Rototiller Ariens, Rear Tine, Electric Start. Newly Serviced, 7HP Engine. $550 508-234-6096
Rough Sawn 5x5x8 Ft. Pine Timbers Air Dried, Two Years. $8.00 Each (2)25 Ft. & (2)18 Foot Parking Lot Light Posts w/Double Lamps New $1500 508-764-8330
Salon Equipment For Sale Mint Condition!
Samsung 61” HDTV-DLP TV with stand for sale for $1500.
Call (508)733-5047 for appointment.
Santa Barbara Spa/Hot-Tub 105 Jets, 7 Person. Upright Therapy Lounge, Neck & Foot Massage, 2 Additional Therapy Seats Plus Cooldown Area. Waterfall/Volcano, Lights (Different Colors). Starry Night Blue With Red Maintenance Free Vinyl Cabinet. One Year Old Paid $8000 New Asking $6000 Will Deliver
The Book Bear
Vintage Coin-Operated Jukeboxes
107 MISC. FREE
Books! Books! Books! We have 100,000 lively old books at THE BOOK BEAR
We have books for the scholar, collector and general reader. Located on Route 9 in West Brookfield, halfway between Amherst & Worcester. Open 7 days a week, 10am-6pm
Dryer Whirlpool, Electric $100 Entertainment Center Solid Oak $100 Queen-Sized Bed Solid Oak $200 Triple Dresser w/Mirror $150 Sterns & Foster Mattress New $400 Computer Desk $100 Shop Smith w/Accessories $500 Joiner/Planer $75 LCD Monitor 17” $75 Maple Dresser Two w/Hutch $50 Each Call 774-262-3336 Leave Message
Solid Marble Cocktail Table Grey with vine detailing, pointed oval shape. Originally $1200, selling for $250
Solid Oak Queen Bedroom Set $750. Lighted round curio end table, $50. Iron twin bed, $200. Steins, $25. Dolls, $25. 2 Bureaus $100 Each
SOLID PINE HUTCH For Sale Mint/Lighted 3 Glass Top 6’4”H x 56”W x 19”D $250 Call Kim 508-347-5171
Sony 50” XBR Projection TV $1100 or best offer.
Lane 2 piece sectional with recliner, $1000 or best offer.
Queen size bed with cherry wood frame, $700.
Speedaire Air Compressors
Spinet Piano and Bench $800. Country Blue plaid loveseat and chair. $450. Wilson ladies clubs, bag, cart, $200. All excellent condition. Will consider reasonable offers.
Spinnet Piano (Steinert) $1000. Sunfish sailboat w/trailer, $700. Jenny Lind 3/4 bed, $250. Sailboard & sail (new), $500. Dresser set, $200. Player piano w/rolls, $600. Lexmark printer, $50.
Call Karen (508)885-3192
Stainless Steel Bird Cage (17inx17inx36in) $50. Leave message for “Doc” (860)974-9973
State Quarters Un-circulated, rolled. Boxes of 500. Starting at $21 per roll. Also Gold Presidential dollar rolls.
Call for more information, (508)832-3029 or (508)272-3433
Steam Radiator Covers 43” long x 40” high x 13” deep, 37”x40”x13” and 24”x40”x13”. All white, in good condition. Over $1000 if new. All three for $400
Stereo System Onkyo Components With Bose Acoustimas Speakers $350
Stereo With Speakers $50
Complete and Working With 100 45 RPM Selections Prices range from $675 to $2900 Also Available Assorted Coin-Operated Cocktail Video Games and Vintage Pinball And Much More!
508-335-1973 For Appointment Located In Webster
We Also Buy BOOK COLLECTIONS, LIBRARIES & ESTATES!
1953 Worcester Junior College Class Ring 508-791-7406
CALL FOR INFO.
508-867-8705 or call Toll Free
TOOL SHEDS Made of Texture 1-11 8x8 $625 8x10 $800 8x12 $875 8x16 $1175 Delivered And Built On-Site Other Sizes Available Call 413-213-6708
Maytag, Heavy Duty $100
Call For Information 860-564-3771 After 6pm
Very Large, Gorgeous, 3 Tiers, Excellent Condition Must Be Seen! Originally $1500 Asking $650 508-867-3900
Models 72085, 72285, 72295 Used Twice Paid $2772 $1900 508-765-5763
Very Good Condition $800 or best offer
Great Original Condition! 54” Long, 30” Wide $600 860-774-4019
Bear Cat Vac-N-Chip Pro & Vac Pro
3 ph 30 & 80 gallon. Onan Generators 5k W. Scale 1k lbs. Best offer on all listings.
Price Reduced! $3000
Good Condition Needs Straps Best Offer 508-234-2712
Real Ranch Mink Jacket
Old Oak Rolltop Desk
Finnleo, Portable, Comes In 2 Pieces. Perfect For Two. Assembles In Minutes. Simply Plugs Into Standard Household Outlet. $500 508-347-5725
B.O. For All 508-278-2729 508-282-9997
IR5003, Used Twice Paid $1295 $950
010 FOR SALE
Small Black Rocker
Light brown color. Bought at Steinerts. Good condition, $700. Call (508)885-4320
NASCAR Die-Cast Models Saddles
Small Club Chair Pink Fabric & Light Wood $60
Baldwin Spinnet With Bench. Good Condition. $950
$5 And Up!
Call Don (508)344-9499
With Bagger 15.5 HP $450 508-347-7441
Needs new battery, $60.
010 FOR SALE
Toro Commercial Lawnmower Pro-Line Series, With 44” Deck And Trac Vac Collection System. Great For Picking Up Grass Clippings And Leaves. $3000 508-832-7414
Toshiba 36 Inch TV Used Very Little. Plays Like New! MUST SELL! Cost $895 Sell For $399 Call 508-885-9754
Trees for Sale Evergreen Trees, Colorado Blue Spruce, Potted Trees, Silver Blue, 18”-22” tall. Excellent Privacy Border/Ornamental All 10 trees for $85.
Whirlpool 60-Gallon Programmable. Never Been Used, Brand New. Originally $459 $350
12-Inch Band Saw Virtually Brand New, Only Used Once. Purchased Fall 2008 $325 508-867-8374
Wedding Dress In sealed box. White with veil, worn once. $200 or best offer.
Western Saddle Black, With Pad. Only Used A Few Times. $150 Also:
Child’s Western Saddle With Bridle, Black $150 508-943-4365
White Wedding Gown Never Worn Size 8, long sleeves beaded and lace. Terra mid length veil, cathedral veil, slip. Paid $1400 for all, asking $800 or best offer. Call
Women’s & Teen’s Clothing
Call 508-278-5762 Evenings
Times Are Tough, Money’s Short. I Have An Array Of Clothes, All In Excellent Condition. Handbags, Boots, Sweaters, Etc.
I’m A Call Away 508-278-5745
Solid Oak with lighted stained glass canopy, brass top and foot rail, 2 chairs, 72” high, 64” wide, 22” deep. $1200 or BO.
Upright Imperial Commercial Freezer Excellent Condition $150 413-245-3429
Used Restaurant Equipment 10-50% Off Our Purchase Price Refrigeration 6 Burner Stove Convection Oven Bar Top & Barstools Freezers Sinks 508-347-5503
Used Tractor Tires Size: 18-4-28 6-Ply Rating Appx. 1 1/4 “ Tread Left Asking $200 508-335-8239
VHS Tapes & Cabinet $250 Will Sell VHS Tapes Separately If Wanted Dark Shadows VHS Tapes Some Original, Some Recorded (45 Volumes) $50 413-262-9990
Vintage Cameras And Movie Camera With Projectors Vintage Radios 100’s Of LP Records Over 50-Year Old RC Allen Adding Machine Photo Security System, complete with all necessary items including plastic holders Video security system complete with two videos and two cameras and all necessary cables. (Camel) Neon Sign - 50 Years Old - Still In its Original Box Many Old Tools, Over 50 Years Old
508-335-1973 For Appointment Located In Webster
Women’s Burberry Prorsum Trenchcoat Size 14L, Tan, w/Zip-Out Lining. Excellent Condition. $500
Women’s Burberry Prorsum Dress Coat Size 14 Petite, Brown, Excellent Condition. $400 860-974-9946
LOW LOW Prices!
Women’s Designer Clothing Shoes & Accessories Shoes, Sizes 5-11 Clothing Sizes 0-12 40 Plus Crates!!! Excellent Second Hand Condition. Over 300 Pair Designer Jeans. Many High-End Items. 860-974-9946
Women’s Escada Coat/Jacket Cashgora/Angora Wool, Gold Color. US Size 10 Or 12, Excellent Condition. $400 860-974-9946
Women’s Riding Leathers Size Small Walter Dyer Chaps, Medium Gloves, Fringe Coat With Two Liners (Medium), Harley Helmet (Small). Excellent Condition. $275 CASH ONLY 508-341-9282
Women’s Salvatore Ferragamo Leather Blazer Jacket Soft, Buttery, Golden Brown Color. Excellent Condition. Size 6 Or 8 $200 860-974-9946
Wood Stove Small, Pedestal-Style With Glass Door. Black. Will Fit 16 Inch Logs. Good For Small Ranch Or Workshop. Excellent Condition. New Glass & Fire-Brick This Winter $300 860-974-9946
Wood Stove Vermont Castings Resolute
$995 Call 508-347-3292 Leave Message
XBOX 360 Premium 20GB hard drive 2 wireless controllers, 1 wireless headset, 2 games, (Skate & Halo). Excellent condition, 2 month old. Asking $450 for all.
FREE WOOD PALLETS You pick up. Monday thru Friday 8am-noon. Stonebridge Press 25 Optical Drive (located behind Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center)
You Can Paint Too! Decorative, Easy Painting For Beginners. Blend, Shade & Highlight, All In One Stroke
Call Diane For Lessons 508-867-5023
110 NOVENAS Thank You Saint Jude For Prayers Answered God, thank you for all the grace and favors which you have given me through the prayers of your Apostle, Jude Thaddeus. St. Jude, I thank you for your intercession in response to my prayers. I will always be grateful to you and will spread to devotion to you. Be with us always so we may face our problems with courage and serenity T.A. N.S.
THANKSGIVING NOVENA to ST. JUDE O Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given such great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present and urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known, and cause you to be invoked. Say three Our Fathers, three Hail Mary’s and Glorias. Publication must be promised. St. Jude pray for us and all who invoke your aid. Amen. This Novena has never been known to fail. This Novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication promised. M.H.
130 YARD SALES
3-Family Yard Sale Saturday, July 25th 9am-??? Raindate: Sunday, July 26th 205 Podunk Road Sturbridge
Benefit Yard Sale Held At:
Curves 31 Thompson Road Webster, MA Saturday, July 25th 8am-Noon To Benefit Breast Cancer 5k Walk At Harrington Healthcare - Hubbard Campus.
Donations Accepted Now!
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130 YARD SALES
ESTATE TAG SALE
16 Foot Whitewater Canoe
28 Maple Terrace Southbridge Saturday-Sunday 7/25-7/26 8am-4pm FEATURES Victorian Wicker Desk, Chair, Lamp Table; Paine Furniture Sliding Doors Bookcase; Marble Top Washstand, Oval-Top Table, Mahogany Secretary; Slag Glass Lamp; Decorated Jug; Two Large Roseville Jardinieres With Pedestals; Vintage Hamilton-Beach Soda Fountain 3-Frappe Machine; Mission Oak Desk; Chippendale Wall Mirror; Safe With Combination; Mahogany Dining Room Table With 4 Chairs, Sideboard; Windsor Armchair; Carved Victorian Side Chair; Mahogany Pineapple Post Double-Bed, Tall Dresser; Tall Oak Dressing Mirror; (2)Cut Velvet Upholstered Couches; Carved Pineapple Mahogany Double-Bed; Demi-Lune Table; Rattan Couch, Chair, Lamp Table; Power Chair (Jazzy 1107); And More! Miscellaneous: Accordion; Noritake China; Stemware; Pottery; Brass; Silver; Office Desk; Twin Beds, Bureaus; Oak Kitchen Set With 4 Chairs; Lamps, Mirrors, Rugs, Treadle, Other Sewing Machines Large Quantities Of Pfaltzgraff, Kitchen Equipment, Bedding, Linens, Cameras, Stereo Equipment, Cookbooks, Books, Decorations, Christmas Items, Prints, Paintings, Yard, Garden, Workshop Items, Etc.
All Other Home/Basement Garage Furnishings Numbers At 7:00am!
(Year-Round) 9:00 am. to 1:00 pm New Items Recently Added! Sacred Heart Parish, Lower Level Of Parish Center 40 Charlton Street In Southbridge Follow Signs To Parking Lot. Donations Are Still Being Accepted. Open Monday For Drop-Offs (10am-1pm) Call The Parish Office (508)765-0601 For More Information
Estate/Yard Sale Saturday & Sunday July 25th-26th 9am-2pm Spencer, MA 152 Greenville Street Household Items, Furniture, Glassware, Waterfall Bedroom Set, Holiday Moving Dolls, Doll Clothes. Rain Or Shine!
YARD SALE Giant Multi-Family Baby/Child Furniture, Clothing, Toys, Household Items Galore, Some Furniture, Golf Clubs, Something For Everyone. Saturday & Sunday July 25th-26th 9am-5pm 129 Munroe Street Douglas, MA
LARGE YARD SALE LOTS OF STUFF!
Yakima Kayak Carrier
Toys, Clothes, Baby Items, Furniture
Will Carry 1-4 Kayaks, Complete With Crossbars, With Locks & Keys. Stacker Poles & (4) 16-Foot Straps. $380 Value Asking $180 Call 508-885-3732
Do Your Holiday Shopping Here!
CHEAP! Saturday, July 25th 9am-3pm 28 Sacarrappa Road Oxford
16’ Hurricane Tri-Hull Ford 2.3L I/O, trailer, $2500 Trolling Motor, Electric Winch, Evinrude Tanks, Bimini Top, '96 Conversion Van, Black Water Pipe, Gas Grill, Chiminea.
17 Foot Glastron Sierra 177 4.3 Mercruiser I/O Only 156 Hours On Engine Power Steering, Trim Control, AM/FM Radio, Soft Top, Mooring Cover, w/Glastron Trailer, Skis, Vest & Etc., Maintenance Manuals and Supplies $8000 For More Info Call 413-245-7501
1981 Galaxy Bowrider I/O 120 Merc Cruiser With Dual Axle Trailer. Only Used In Fresh Water, Always Garaged. Excellent Condition. Excellent For Skiing & Fishing. Asking $3000
1987 25 Ft Marlin Cabin Cruise 260 HP, I/O Merc., Runs, Needs Little TLC $5200 OBO With Trailer 1978 22 Ft Searay Cabin Cruise Needs Motor & Outdrive, No Trailer. Needs Work. $200 1990 Kawasaki 650 TS Jetski Needs Work. $300 OBO 413-245-6130 508-981-6400
1992 Bass Tracker 16’ Evinrude 20HP Motor, Trolling Motor & Trailer. RUNS GOOD.
Directions: Main St. To Elm St. To Hartwell St., To Maple Terrace OR Main St. To Marcy St. To Hartwell St., To Maple Terrace (Dead End Street)
1992 Sunbird 19’ with trailer
PLEASE PARK (& TURN) CAREFULLY!
Cuddy cabin, fully equipped, low hours on engine. Very good condition. $7,900. Call 508-885-3689
2006 Bayliner 185 Runabout
51 Elm Street North Brookfield Saturday, July 25th Sunday, July 26th 8:30am-4pm RAINDATE: Saturday & Sunday August 1st & 2nd Furniture, Clothes, Toys, Household Goods.
Asking $3495. Call (508)476-2534
135 I/O HP w/extended swim platform, custom cover, trailer, coast guard safety package, used at most 20 hours. $13,750.
71 Chris Craft 31ft Flybridge Cruiser
twin 327 engines sleeps 6, full head and shower, all fiberglass. $7350.
Everything Must Go!
Saturday, July 25th 8am-2pm 157 Podunk Road Sturbridge (Corner Of Ladd Road & Podunk Road)
Larson 1997 Ski-Boat
FLEA MARKET Open Every Saturday
“Dagger Reflection” Model Red, Good Condition. $300 860-774-2502
200 GEN. BUSINESS
1998 Arctic Cat 440 $2000. 2000 Arctic Cat 600 ZRT $4500. 2002 Arctic Cat Thundercat $5500. All run great.
19 Foot, With Volvo Penta Engine. With Trailer. $7000 508-373-8413
Sailboat For Sale 2000 Hunter 212 Great Day Sailer! 21 Feet, Cuddy Cabin, Galvanized Trailer. Extra Jib. Great Shape, Used Very Little. 30% Under NADA Retail $5400 508-340-7697
2002 Polaris Edge X
4 One-Hour Lessons For $100 For Details Call 508-397-0844
Electric Start, Reverse, 2992 N. Maine Miles. $2800 Or BRO
1996 Skidoo MXZ 583 3717 N. Maine Miles. Runs Great. $1800 Or BRO 508-949-7388
2005 Arctic Cat F7 Snowmobile Low Miles, Real Fast.
2005 Arctic Cat 440 Z-Model Snowmobile
Route 169 Antiques 884 Worcester Street, Southbridge MA Looking to purchase antiques and collectibles, single items or entire estates. We buy it all also do on site estate sales and estate auctions.
Like Brand New! $7500 For Both 508-987-9313
Call anytime, Mike 508-765-9512
Arctic Cat Snowmobiles
2006 570 Panther 2-Up, 579 Miles, Automatic Start & Reverse Like New 1996 ZR580 2300 Miles, Real Fast Sled! Take Them Both For $5900
204 WATER EQUIPMENT
1994 Sea-Doo Bombardier SP94 With Trailer Excellent Condition, Runs Great. Seat Just Recovered, Low Hours On Jet Pump. Has Been Winterized.
$1450 Call Deb 508-965-7077
A. Jeffers Tree Service °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°
Tree Removals Logging Land Clearing Firewood $175/Cord WOOD LOTS WANTED FREE ESTIMATES Call (774)239-0285
FIREWOOD Cut, Split & Delivered
Green Or Seasoned WOOD LOTS WANTED Call Paul 508-769-2351 508-987-5349
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North Brookfield Savings Bank is looking for a part time Accounting Clerk. Ideal candidate must have proficient computer skills – knowledge of Word and Excel, with strong attention to detail as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Competitive salary and benefits offered. Resume should be forwarded to: North Brookfield Savings Bank 35 Summer Street, North Brookfield, MA 01535 Attn: Peggy Carr Email: [email protected]
BAY PATH REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL 57 Old Mugget Hill Road • Charlton, MA 01507 Part-Time Bus Driver Rate of Pay is $16.50 per hour All applicants must have a current school bus drivers certificate, a CDL license, and a school bus “S” endorsement.
For applications please call 508-248-5971, x1754 between 8:00 am and 2:30pm An Equal Opportunity Employer
285 PET CARE
298 WANTED TO BUY
$$$$ 265 FUEL/WOOD
285 PET CARE
All Seasoned Hardwood
Cute Tan & White Kittens
Collinswood K-9 Services
Cut, Splt & Delivered Prompt Delivery MC & Visa Accepted Westview Farms 111 East Hill Road Monson, MA 413-246-1721
Country Tree 128 Cubic Feet Green Firewood $125
WOOD LOTS WANTED SEASONED TOPS WANTED Call Nate 774-272-5808
Cut & Split Green Firewood 2 Cord Minimum $175/cord (Delivered - Limited Area) Premium Dark Pine Bark Mulch Available $20.00/yard plus delivery T. Jepson & Son, LLC. 508-885-3037 774-272-3729 EPA Program Qualified E-Classic
OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE From Central Boiler. Meets 2010 emissions limits. Makes less smoke and burns less wood. Call 508-882-0178. www.crystalrockfarm.com
Firewood Green, $135 128 cubic feet.
(508)476-3073 or (774)696-7879 Pellet Stove Whitfield Tradition By Lennox Free-Standing, Cast Iron, Hunter Green Enamel Finish. Replaced With Larger Stove. Completely Refurbished To New Condition. Works Perfectly, 6 Years Old. $1800
2 Free Kittens To Good Home ONLY Would Like Them To Go Together 508-949-9108
A CHANCE FOR LIFE NEEDED FOR BEAUTIFUL CATS & DOGS Tested, vetted, and ready for love. Please consider these, “homeless” pets for adoption.
SECOND CHANCE ANIMAL SHELTER Call 508-867-5525 www.secondchanceanimals.org
AKC Beagle Puppies Good Bloodlines, Adorable, Smart, Well Socialized. Great Family Dogs! Vet Checked. Parents On Premises. Private Breeder.
All Box-Trained & Eating On Their Own! FREE TO GOOD HOMES! Old Enough To Go Now! 860-935-5386
Home-Bred Puppies Shih Tzu 8 Weeks Old, 3 Females, 2 Males.
New Owners! New Energy! New Stuff!
Boarding Exceptional boarding environment with unique daycare setting Monday-Friday daycare available
Well Bred, License, Already Starting To Be House-Trained. Raised In A Loving Home Ready Mid-June 508-731-0454 Ask For Gary or Holly
State of the art indoor training facility
Agility obedience and conformation
Many Types, Includes A Variety Of Bird Toys. Breeding Boxes, Supplies & Information. All Offers Considered. All Calls Returned. aviary-amore.com
Pure Bred Puppies Over thirty breeds available. Health checked/guaranteed. State licensed. www.laughlinkennel.com
Laughlin Kennel Call 508-987-7161
Shih Tzu Puppies For Sale 2 Males, 1 Female. 2 Solid Golds And 1 Gold Brindle. Ready To Go Home. They Have Had All Of Their Shots. They Are Paper Trained And Crate Trained. Very Well Socialized With Kids And Dogs. Are Used To Being Groomed. They Love To Be Held, Kissed And Hugged. $700 Please Call 860-377-9419 Or Visit www.KingBuShihTzus.com For More Information
Spencer Animal Control Desperately needs homes for many abandoned cats and sometimes kittens. Shots, wormed, leukemia tested, spayed & neutered. Call 508-885-2306
285 PET CARE
Apple Acres Kennel • Rubber-Matted Heated/Air-Conditioned Sleeping Areas. • Large Individual Runs, Outdoor Exercise Pens, Country Walks • Large Indoor Play Area •Bathing Available • Monitored By ADT Open 7 Days A Week 8:30am-10:30am 3:00pm-5:00pm
Group or private day and evening classes
Puppy Kindergarten Starting Soon
Luxury suites, walks, treats, & one on one playtimes available.
Natural foods Reiki Flower Essences Feng Shui
Daycare Daily/weekly rates
Training Basic-Advanced Group or private
Beginner Obedience Starting Soon
Experienced caring staff
Beginner Agility Starting Soon
Other times by appt. please!
New Competition Obedience
All Breed Grooming Available “It’s all about the dogs!” Call Terri 508-832-9394 or visit our website www.collinswoodk9.com
FAN-C-PET Mobile Grooming Salon Vicki Kelley
Professional Groomer 20 Years Exp.
508-987-0077 205 Federal Hill Road Oxford, MA www.starwoodpetresort.com
Bagged Shavings Kiln-Dried Pine Paper Bags. 3.25 Cubic Feet $4.75 Each (No Limit) Pick Up In West Brookfield Rock Valley Farm 508-867-2508
Tall Pine Farm
“We Go Right to Your Door”
J&L Pet Sitting Service Professional at Home Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Member of National Association of Professional Pet Sitters Established 1996 Certified • Bonded • Insured
Tall Pine Farm & Kennel Going Away? Where Is Your Dog Going?
2 Left Only $250 Each
Riding Lessons For All Ages Hunt Seat, Dressage & Western
Now Accepting Applications For Our Summer Horse Camp! tallpinefarm.net 508.248.9993 295 BUILDING SUPPLIES
AKC Male/Female Dachshund Black & Tan & 1 White With Black Circles (Male/Piebald) Parents On Premises Come Take A Look! Taking Deposits $500-$550 Ready End Of June Call Anytime 508-987-2528
Chinese Crested Puppies Hairless & Powder-Puff Sweet, Loveable Toy Hypo-Allergenic Breed.
For More Information 401-397-6499
Dog Boarding In A Country Setting
Going... Going... Gone to the Dogs Training and behavior management in your home. Positive methods used. Certified Pet Dog trainer and member APDT
Call Renelle at 508-892-1850 email: [email protected]
BOOK NOW!!! Small Kennel, Your Dog Gets Individualized Care • Experienced Staff • Large Play Yard • Grooming Available
Make Sure Your Dog Gets A
Fun, Peaceful, Country Vacation
We’re Filling Up Fast!!!
Call: 508-765-9352 Open Mon-Sat (10-6) 339 Main Street Southbridge, MA 01550 gordonlasalle.com
Buying Gold, Jewelry, Diamonds BEST POSSIBLE PRICES INSTANT PAYMENT Also Rolexes, Antique Clocks, Silver, Coins, Watches
Licensed for 30 years
3 minutes from I-84.
ROSS RECYCLING We Pay More!!
All Scrap Metals, Cars, Trucks Batteries, Copper Wire, Appliances... 64 Tucker Hill Rd. Putnam, CT 06260 860-928-7165
Activity Assistants Needed at St Camillus Health Center. We are a locally owned and operated, non-profit, 123 bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility located in Whitinsville, with a reputation of providing the highest quality of care available to our residents, as well as a reputation for taking care of our staff. Some responsibilities of this position include leading planned group activities with residents, facilitating spontaneous activities, and assisting residents with getting to and from activities. We have both part-time and full-time positions available; previous experience is not required, but evening and weekend availability is. Apply To:
St. Camillus Health Center 447 Hill Street Whitinsville, MA 01588 Attn: Donna Moore
Cake Decorator/ Baker’s Helper Mornings & Afternoons Plus Weekends. Experience Preferred Apply At: Francesco’s Italian Bakery Route 20 Charlton, Next to Ted’s Package Store. 508-248-9900
WANTED Cat’s Meow Village
10-20 Hours Per Week. If You Are Honest, Dependable, Have A Good Work Ethic And Don’t Mind Cleaning Toilets & Scrubbing Floors, Give Me A Call!
Serious Inquiries Only 508-347-3275
Diesel Mechanic Wanted
241 Main Street Sturbridge, MA
Will Also Buy Platform To Cut Large Sheets If Available. Oxford (But R.I. Phone Number) 401-440-5363
WAR RELICS &
I’ll Come To You At Your Convenience. Over 30 Years Experience.
Call: 1-508-688-0847 All Calls Promptly Returned.
To Transport Passengers Throughout Our Service Area, Up To 20 Hours Per Week. Must Be Knowledgeable Of The Brookfields, Spencer, And Barre Areas. Apply At:
300 HELP WANTED
Or Send Resumes To:
Winter Pool Cover Wanted 16’x36’ or 16’x32’ With Stairs
305 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
To Buy Or Sell Avon Call Joanne, I.S.R. $10 To Start!
508-885-3933 310 GENERAL HELP WANTED Lincoln Town Car Wanted 2002 Or NEWER Chuck Gander 508-335-1153
Responsible Personal Care Assistants
Seeking Quality Homes Throughout Central MA To Provide Foster Care To Children In Need. 24/7 Support. Generous Reimbursement.
Devereux Therapeutic Foster Care 508-829-6769
Mystery Shoppers Earn Up To $100 Per Day! Undercover Shoppers Needed To Judge Retail & Dining Establishments. Experience Not Required 877-787-6583
Work When You Want To! Part-Time Chauffeurs Wanted To Go Out And Have A Great Time, Responsibly. Must have CDL (w/P Endorsement)
SCM Elderbus 124 Southbridge Road Charlton, MA
DOT Pre-Employment Drug Test & Random Drug/Alcohol Testing
Driver/ Furniture Mover Must Have A Valid Drivers License. Heavy Lifting Required Experience Preferred
Call Charlton Furniture (508)248-5566
Needed To Provide Care Within My Home For 25 Year-Old Female. 2 Afternoons & P/T Weekends. For More Information & Interview, Please Contact 508-450-5660 Leave Message
Auburn VNA Extended Care Home Health Aide/CNA to care for elderly women in Auburn area. Lovely home, safe neighborhood. Looking for live-in and long-shift aides. Excellent pay. Long-term opportunity. References and experience required. Interested candidates please call 508-791-8220 EOE
877-720-2387 x4 Leave Message www.limoaffair.net
Every Other Weekend Per Diem CNA/HHA Or Med. Certified Lincoln Hill Manor 508-885-3338
Oxford Based Company Looking To Fill Part/Full-Time Position With Flexible Hours For Administrative & Clerical Duties. Must Have MSOffice Experience. Associates In Business Preferred. Contact 508-987-3800 Email: [email protected]
OWNER OPERATOR Up to 150K/yr Home Deliveries Local Regional Class A CDL w/dbls end 1 year verifiable/T Experience Clean Work/Driving Record Weekly Settlements Call 508-755-3659 www.cardlog.com
Teacher Afterschool Childcare Program Seeking Energetic, Positive Individuals To Work With Children Grades K-6 This September. Teacher Certification And/Or Six Month’s Experience With School-Age Children. OEEC Certified Program [email protected]
Above & Beyond 2 Stoneybrook Road Charlton, MA 508-248-5627
333 SURROGATE MOTHERS
Seeking Sales Professionals Work From Home! Idaho-Based Wellness Company Expanding In New England. Marketing Reps Needed. Competitive Bonus Plan. For More Info, Please Call 508-867-7811 Or Visit www.teamvitality.com/pat
Surrogate Mothers Needed From MA & CT
Seeking Women 21-65 With Depression For weight loss research study at UMass Medical School. Compensation provided.
(508)856-6557 [email protected]
Established Surrogacy Program seeks loving women to carry couples’ biological babies. 21-44, prior birth experience required, non-smokers, generous compensation.
1-888-363-9457 reproductivepossibilities.com Melissa B. Brisman Owned Company
Call 508-892-9212 Leave Message
WWII & EARLIER CA$H WAITING!
(No Longer Made) If You Have One To Sell, Call 508-234-4722 Ask For Tom Or Leave Message
Foster Parents Wanted
Kaboodle Pizzeria & Grill In Spencer Is Looking For Cooks Experienced In Sandwich & Pizza-Making.
Full-Time Position Duties will include, but not limited to: • Emergency road service • Maintaining company fleet Qualifications must include: • Min 2 years diesel Exp. • Ability to troubleshoot various models of diesel engines, air systems, and electrical systems. • Some On-Call Nights & Weekends Required • Tech. Cert. a plus • CDL License a plus All applicants must pass D.O.T. physical and drug test, have good oral and written communication skills and be customer service oriented. Pay based on qualifications M/F E.O.E. Apply In Person At:
Reproduction Of The Unibank Of Uxbridge
298 WANTED TO BUY
310 GENERAL HELP WANTED
Residential - Part-Time
For Coins And Jewelry Buying/Selling Gold & Silver One Piece Or Collection Lee’s Coins & Jewelry 239 West Main Street East Brookfield (Route 9 - Panda Garden Plaza) 508-637-1236 508-341-6355
311 PART-TIME HELP WANTED
NEED EXTRA MONEY?
WANTED Contractor’s Table Saw (10”)
New - Still Wrapped (2) Big 41 1/2 x 57 R.O. Double Hung, Vinyl, White Both For $300 508-278-7835
For your unwanted musical instruments in any condition! *Guitars*Amplifiers*Drums* *Saxes*Trumpets* *Keyboards*Pro Audio*Etc.*
310 GENERAL HELP WANTED
TRAVEL U.S.A.! Publication Sales Company now hiring 18 sharp enthusiastic individuals to travel the U.S. Training, Travel, lodging and transportation furnished.
Truck Drivers Wanted Class A CDL with Hazmat. Day Driving Throughout Northeast. Company Based in North Brookfield. Retirees Welcome! No Overnight Loads. (508)867-3235
311 PART-TIME HELP WANTED
Brookhaven Assisted Care Part-Time Employment Immediate Openings:
Registered Dietitian Consultant LPN Always Happy To Take Applications For Employment Of:
Responsible Persons & Shift Aides Local Hair Dresser Applicants Must Be Energetic And Well-Groomed. Must Be Reliable
Call Nancy 508-612-7525 508-867-3325 19 West Main St. West Brookfield, MA
402 GENERAL SERVICES
AAA Haul-Away Rubbish Removal At Absolutely Lowest Cost Guaranteed! Attics, Garages, Cellars Household Items & Yard Waste Demolitions Senior Discounts Cheaper Than A Dumpster And We Do The Work! Pickups Days, Evenings & Weekends MASTERCARD & VISA ACCEPTED Call Today 774-437-0970
Call The Junk Man FREE BBQ Removal Removal of Metal, Appliances, Furniture, TV’s. Construction Materials. Cellars/Attics Cleaned. Small Building Demolition, Tires. Leaves Removed. Small Residential Moves. Trees Cut Brush/Limbs Removed Furnaces Removed Check-our-down-toearth prices first!
Weekends also! Central Mass and Connecticut
JULY 22, 2009
402 GENERAL SERVICES
My House Husband Your Home Improvement Specialist
Maintenance Repairs Remodeling Carpentry Flooring Electrical Plumbing Contact Your Local Service Professional
508-785-5119 [email protected]
* TLC Home * Cleaning Have You Heard The Phrase, “GOING GREEN?” We Use & Supply Organic Cleaners To Ensure Your Family’s Safety. Gift Certificates For Baby Showers, Anniversaries, And More! A Perfect Gift!
CALL TAMMIE TODAY FOR A CLEANER TOMORROW!
508-347-3275 774-230-7885 Office/Homes Spring Or Fall Cleanings Weekly/Bi-Weekly Or Monthly Cleanings Flexible Hours/Days Registered/Insured/ Bonded
454 HOME IMPROVEMENT
DiGeronimo Painting Quality, Affordability & Trust Without Compromise Interior Rooms As Low As $129 Ceilings $59 Woodwork $59 Serving Central Mass.
James DiGeronimo Cell 508-577-7940
PAINTING Interior/ Exterior Power Washing • FREE ESTIMATES • • FULLY Insured • • Reasonable Rates •
508-248-7314 28 Years of Experience
Rich O’Brien Painting 457 LAWN/GARDEN
Composted Sheep Manure Available At Farm! 20lb Bags At $10 Per Bag
Call 508-867-6111 Leave Message
500 REAL ESTATE
At The Time of Advertising A Cleaning Service, We All Announce The Same. Let Affordable Residential & Commercial Cleaning Show You The Difference! We Guarantee You That Your Satisfaction Will Be Our Best Reference. We Specialize In Carpets, Upholstery, Floors, And Auto Detailing. Registered/Insured/Bonded References Available
Give Maria A Call At 508-764-2500 508-344-2263 (Cell)
442 LICENSED DAY CARE
*************** The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services requires that all ads placed in the newspaper for child care (daycare) in your home include your license number.
NOW ENROLLING! Bright Beginnings Montessori Pre-School Located At 465 Main Street, Oxford, MA Your Child Deserves The Best Start To Their Education!
Call 508-987-3465 For More Information! (License Pending)
501 REAL ESTATE WANTED
At Reasonable Rates
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Brookside Terrace JULY RENT FREE!!! Affordable 2 Bedroom Apartments For Rent. Spacious, Fully Applianced. A/C In Every Unit!
Starting at $759
Furniture Facelifting, Painting, Caning, Stripping to Refinishing, And Repairs. Guaranteed. Free Estimates. Pick-up & Delivery.
Antique Doctor 508-248-9225 454 HOME IMPROVEMENT
• Pool • Basketball Court • Playground • On-Site Laundry • Heat/Hot Water Included! INCOME LIMITS APPLY
Section 8 Welcome Office Open From: Monday-Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm Weekend & Evening Appointments Available
Brookside Terrace 11 Village Drive Southbridge,MA 01550
(508)764-7675 NEW LISTING ClicktoRemodel.com • Theater/Theme Rooms • Custom Cabinets • Finish Trim/Mouldings • Additions/Decks • Windows/Doors • Handyman Services
508-234-5411 Home Maintenance Contracts Available • On Call Services •
508-272-7413 Licensed & Insured CSL#82287
LOOK & COMPARE 2 Bedroom Luxury Condo On Southbridge/Charlton Line. Appliances, Central Air, $795/Month Also, Quality 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments! Appliances, Off-Street Parking.
Call (508)765-0501 Sturbridge Completely Furnished efficiencies. All utilities and cable. $200 per week.
Call Tammy at 508-579-0539
Charlton One Bedroom House. Newly Renovated, Includes All Appliances. Very Nice Yard, 2-Car Garage Great Location. Off-Street Parking. Small Pets OK Non-Smoker Preferred. Security Deposit Required. Available Now.
For Appointment Call 973-295-6005
Danielson, CT Spacious 4 Bedroom Recently Renovated Apartment. Heat & Hot Water Included $1200/Month Available 8/1 Call GRN 860-779-9182
DOUGLAS 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments Available Prices start at $845/month. Includes heat, hot water, A/C, pool, fitness center & children’s program. Off street parking. Call (508)476-3777
Have Your Furniture Professionally Restored
Affordable Residential & Commercial Cleaning
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Southbridge 161 Morris Street 2nd Floor, 5 Room, 2 Bedrooms. Heat & Hot Water Included Stove, Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer Hookups, Enclosed Porch, 1 Car Garage. Small Pets OK.
Available Now Contact Email [email protected]
(774)230-1939 (508)347-3068 $950 Monthly
First Floor Two Bedroom Apartment In Two-Family Home. Private Entrance. Includes Heat/Hot Water, Yard Care & Snow-Plowing, Laundry Room, Off-Street Parking Fenced-In Front Yard Call For Details! 508-341-2486
Douglas One Bedroom. $650 Two Bedroom $800 Plus Electric New Appliances, Dishwasher. Quiet, Private Country Road. No Traffic. No Smoking, No Dogs.
Douglas Two Bedroom Apartment, Second Floor. Private Entrances, Convenient Location. Includes Heat, Hot Water. Off-Street Parking & Laundry. Large Closets. Call For Details 508-476-2508
Dudley One Bedroom Apartment $500 Second Floor. Renovated, Hardwood Floors
Webster One Bedroom Apartment $600 First, Renovated, Kitchen With Appliances. No Pets, No Smoking. Off-Street Parking, Gas Heat & Coin-Op Laundry 508-380-2359
Dudley (2) Two Bedroom Apartments, First & Second Floor. Appliances, Washer Hookup, Off-Street Parking. No Pets. First & Security, References. First Floor $650/Month Second Floor $625/Month
Call After 4pm 508-943-1149
Dudley 1 Bedroom $580 Includes All Utilities Off-Street Parking, Close To 395. First/Last & Deposit 508-949-7013
Dudley Apartment For Rent 4 Rooms, Off-Street Parking, Quiet Neighborhood. $550/Month + Utilities First, Last & Security Required Call 508-949-3647 For Appointment
Dudley One Bedroom, First Floor. Appliances, Washer/Dryer. $700/Month Includes Heat & Hot Water. Off-Street Parking. Secure Building. No Pets. Call 508-943-8826 Or 508-304-5742
North Brookfield In-Town, Applianced Two Bedroom Apartment. Third Floor, Off-Street Parking, Separate Utilities. No Pets. First & Last $650/Month
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Four Room Apartment. Stove, Refrigerator, Fully Carpeted, Rod/Shades, Heat Included. Non-Smoker, No Pets. First & Security Plus One-Year Lease. $700/Month 508-765-5129
Two Bedroom Apartment, Second Floor. All Hardwood Floors, Off-Street Parking. Big Rooms With Country Setting In Old Farmhouse. Washer/Dryer Hookups. $850/Month (Heated) Plus Deposit
Pleasant, Clean, Three Room Apartment. NO PETS/NO SMOKING $750 + Security Includes Heat, Hot Water, Stove, Refrigerator, Off-Street Parking. 508-234-2025
Northbridge One Bedroom From $500 Per Month. First, Security & Reference Required. No Pets. Must Be H.U.D. Income Eligible.
Call Dave 508-234-4041 Mon-Fri EOH
OXFORD New Orchard Hill 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments. 1 Month Free Rent Heat & Hot Water Included Must Income Qualify SECTION 8 CERTIFICATES WELCOME
Call 508-987-8121 EHO SOUTHBRIDGE BRAND NEW APARTMENTS! 2 Bedrooms/$775. Available now. Stove, refrigerator and dishwasher included. Secure building. Off-street parking. NO Pets.
Southbridge (2) Very Nice 6-Room, 3 Bedroom Apartments In A Nice, Quiet Neighborhood. Second & Third Floor. Washer/Dryer Hookups, Yard & Porch. First & Last. $725 & $695 781-444-1087 617-281-0831
Southbridge 3 Bedroom 2-Level Apartment. Fresh Paint, New windows. Washer/Dryer Hookup, Big Back Yard and Deck. Storage Area, Separate Utilities.
$775/month Call (508)764-4283
Southbridge 3 Bedroom, Large Apartment. Appliances, Washer/Dryer Hookups. Section 8 Approved. Off-Street Parking. First, Last And References. $750 Per Month Also: Two Bedroom Available $625 Four Bedroom $875 Call (978)852-0886
Southbridge 4 BEDROOM DE-LEADED!!! Eat-In Kitchen, Modern Bathroom, Laundry Hookups, 1200+ Square Feet, Huge Porch. ONLY $900/Month Section 8 OK! Call 617-818-3002
Southbridge Apartment For Rent Hospital Area, Second Floor, 5-Room, 2/3 Bedrooms, Separate Entrances, Washer/Dryer Hookups, Storage, Off-Street Parking. $650/Month First & Last, References Call 1-800-789-6546
Southbridge Clean 4 room, 2 bedroom duplex apartment. Stove, refrigerator, hookups, basement, yard, good area. No pets. Credit check, First & Last $675 per month, plus utilities.
Southbridge Clean Four Room Apartment, Second Floor. 6-Month Lease & References Required. First & Security $600/month SECTION 8 OK
Call 508-765-0386 Weekdays 9:30a-5:30p To Apply No Pets, No Waterbeds
Southbridge First Floor, Two Bedroom. Stove & Refrigerator. Off-Street Parking. No Pets. First, Last & Security. $650/Month
Studio Apartment. Second Floor. All Utilities Included, Private Parking & Entrance. Deck With Beautiful View On Horse Farm. $800/Month Available July 1st 508-277-0017
Spacious & Modern 2 Bedroom Apartment. First Floor. Appliances, Off-Street Parking. $750/Month
Southbridge High Street Large One Bedroom Apartment. Cute, Quiet & Clean. $575/Month 2 Bedroom, Very Nice, Quiet And Clean, $675 Per Month.
Spencer 2 Bedroom Townhouse. Gas Heat & Hot Water, Electric Appliances, Hookups. One Year Lease. No Pets. First & Last $720 per month. Security Deposit ($500) Call (508)886-4312
In-Law 1 Bedroom Efficiency Apartment. Quiet Location, Includes, Heat, Electricity And Cable. No Pets, No Smoking. References & Credit Check. Available Now. First And Security. $695/month.
Southbridge Large 1 bedroom modern. Wall to wall, appliances included, coin-op laundry, no pets, lease and security. $575 and up, utilities not included.
Large Two Bedroom, Five Room. Recent Updates, Hardwoods, Washer/Dryer Hookups, Enclosed Porch. HEAT & HOT WATER INCLUDED Off-Street Parking, Nice Area. Pets OK $1000/Month 774-230-5427 Leave Message
SOUTHBRIDGE NEW APARTMENTS Four Bedrooms, 1600 Sq.Ft. Living Area. Off-Street Parking Section 8 OK, Deleaded. Laundry Facilities, 2 Bathrooms $975/month 2 Bedroom, First Floor In Front Of Police Station. Hardwood Floors, New Gas Heating System. $650/Month. 1-Car Garage And Storage.
Southbridge NEW LISTING! Clean & Spacious 5-Room, Two Bedroom
$750 Heat Efficient With New Heat & Water Systems & Thermal Windows. Washer/Dryer Hookups, Refrigerator & Stove, Fenced Yard, 3-Season Porch, Off-Street Parking, Ceiling Fans Throughout. No Smoking First & Security Section 8 OK
AVAILABLE NOW! Call 508-765-8730
Southbridge One Bedroom Apartment. Second Floor, Includes Stove, Refrigerator, Hot Water, Off-Street Parking. No Pets. $625/Month First/Security Deposit & Credit Check
Call Jim 508-765-0620
Southbridge One Bedroom Apartment Very Plush & Modern, Fully Applianced. Two Bedroom Apartment All Hardwood Floors. Washer/Dryer Connection. Refrigerator & Stove. Off-Street Parking. Heat & Hot Water Included
Call (508)885-2604 One Bedroom Apartment. $530/Month Off-Street Parking. First & Last. No Pets. References Required. Coin-Op Laundry On-Site.
Spencer One Bedroom Duplex, Appliances, One Year Lease, No Pets. First, Last, $500 Security. $525 per month. Please Call 508-886-4312
Spencer Sunny, First Floor, 1 Bedroom With Small Office $575 Includes Stove, Refrigerator & Dishwasher Renovated Apartments. Near Bus Route. No Smoking/Pets, Off-Street Parking. Coin-Op On Site. Inexpensive To Heat. First/Last, Security & Background Check
Call (508)885-9307 or (774)696-4567
Sturbridge 1738 House Free Electric, Heat, Hot Water Included In One Or Two Bedrooms. All Appliances. One Bedroom $900/month Two Bedroom $1000/month Off-Street Parking
STURBRIDGE Daniel Fiske House First Floor, Four Room Apartment $695 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Includes Appliances & Laundry Room On Premises. No Utilities. References, Lease And Security Deposit Required
(508)347-9081 Sturbridge Lakeside Apartments 3 Room, 1 Bedroom Apartment. Kitchen Appliances, 1/4 Mile To I-84 And MA Pike. No Pets. References A Must. $625/month.
Call (508)347-9623 9am-6pm
Second Floor, 2 Bedroom. Washer/Dryer Hookup, Small Deck, Wood Floors, Tile Bath, Gas & Gas Heat. No Dogs, No Smoking. $675/Month + Utilities Credit & Criminal Call Pat 508-868-0231
Nice Two-Room Efficiency In Country Setting. Easy Commute. Includes Appliances & Laundry On Premises. $495/Month One Year Lease. Credit, References & Security Deposit Required.
Please call (508)347-7709
Third Floor, 3 Bedroom Apartment. Large & Spacious, With Pantry, Storage, Eat-In Kitchen, Porch. Utilities Not Included. $700/Month Second Floor Also Available 508-344-2660
Southbridge Third Floor, 5 Room Efficiency Apartment. Respectable, Quiet, Country-Like Neighborhood. Very Efficient To Heat. Security, Private Way. Must Be Seen To Be Appreciated! $565/Month (Negotiable) Call Between 6pm-9pm 508-764-7080
Southbridge Three bedroom, de-leaded, remodeled, stove, off-street parking, washer/dryer hookups, limited/restricted storage. First, and security deposits. References and credit check. No pets, no utilities. $700.00 per month.
Southbridge Two Bedroom Apartment. Nice, Quiet Neighborhood, Landscaped Yard, Off-Street Parking. Applianced, Washer/Dryer Hookup. No Smoking, No Pets. Gas Heat. First/Last & Security. $725/Month Plus Utilities 774-241-1688
Sturbridge Recently Redecorated Five Room,Two Bedroom Apartment. With Sunroom & Deck. Heat, Hot Water & Electricity Supplied. Two-Car Parking. Call 774-230-5210
Sturbridge Two Bedroom Apartment Convenient Location, Private Setting, No Pets. One Year Lease. $850/month First & Security Required
Sturbridge Two Bedroom Apartment, First Floor. Centrally Located, Off-Street Parking. Small Pets Welcome. $800/Month 508-347-3913 774-230-5917
Uxbridge First Floor, Two Bedroom. Gas Heat, Stove & Fridge, Hookups. Nice Yard, Near Center Of Town. Two-Car Parking. No Utilities. No Pets. First & Security. $750/Month
Webster Beautiful, Large Two Bedroom Apartment. Nice Area, Quiet Street, $750/Month 508-259-4367
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First Month Free
NORTH VILLAGE ONE MONTH’S FREE RENT 2 Bedroom Units Starting At $783!! Heat And Hot Water Is Included. Must Income Qualify. Section 8 Vouchers Accepted.
Please call (508)987-1595
For Lease $3.50 Per S.F. Three Separate Modern Condominium-Type Industrial Units. SF Sizes 3,125 6,125 and 14,500. Less Than 10 Minutes From Worcester. 10% Modern Offices And 90% High Bay Warehouse. Perfect For Light Manufacturing or Distribution. Separate Utilities; Most With Docks/Drive-In Door. Immediate Occupancy Call Peter At 508-987-2595
Spencer Office Space
Webster 4 Room 1.5 Bedroom Apartment
Bright & Spacious Rooms In Beautiful, Historic Victorian. Centrally Located On Route 9. Ample Parking. Great Location. Variety Of Floorplans Available.
Fully applianced, carpeted, laundry room, parking, no pets. $695 plus all economical electric utilties
Commercial Space. 1200 Sq.Ft. $650/Month Call After 4pm 508-943-1149
Hogan R.E. (978)807-9892
7500 Sq. Ft.
Webster 1 Bedroom Apartment Second Floor. Neat & Clean, Off-Street Parking. Excellent Location. Stove & Refrigerator Included. Affordable! For Details Call 508-943-7436 508-612-6192
Webster 2 Bedroom, Third Floor. Off-Street Parking. No Pets. Utilities Not Included. $600/Month
Webster 28 Harris Street Nice & Clean, Repainted 1 & 2 Bedroom. Off-Street Parking, Coin-Op, Storage Unit. No Pets, First & Security. $575 & $675 Call 774-289-1667
Webster 30 Poland Street Modern 4-Room Apartment, Just Renovated. Kitchen , Appliances, Furnished. Large Rooms, Great Closets! Off-Street Parking. Less Than 1 Mile To I-395. Walking Distance To Most Webster Schools. No Pets. $750/Month
Call 508-943-0972 Or 508-949-1400
Webster 6 Room, First Floor. Off-Street Parking, Large Yard, Quiet Neighborhood. Minutes To I-395. Appliances Included. You Pay Utilities & Heat No Pets Or Smoking First/Last, Security & References. $750/Month 508-943-5830
Webster Prospect Estates 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments. 1 Month Free Rent Now Available: Historical Buildings Must Income Qualify SECTION 8 CERTIFICATES WELCOME
Webster Free-Standing Building Excellent For Child Care Center Or Church. Very Clean & Bright!
3200 Sq. Ft. Drive-In Space Large Overhead Door
Webster For Rent
1000 Square Feet
To 14,000 Square Feet And Anything In Between... Owner Will Give You Price You Can’t Refuse!
Spencer Two Bedroom Condo. Bright, Modern, Contemporary Style. Hardwood, Tile, & Appliances. Great Kitchen. Beautifully Landscaped Grounds. Convenient Location.
Rent To Own! (6 Months Credit) From $850 Call 508-735-4335
525 HOUSES FOR RENT
A 6 Bedroom, 3 Bath HUD Home! $230/mo! 5% dn, 30 yrs @ 8.5% For listings 800-559-4145 ext F502
Holland Lakeside Property Adorable Two Bedroom Bungalow, On Half-Acre Corner Lot. Renovated Kitchen, Granite Countertops, Cherry Cabinets. Two-Car Carport. Deeded Beach & Docking Rights Washer/Dryer Included $1186/Month Available 9/1 978-710-8462
North Brookfield 1450 Sq.Ft. Better Than New Three Bedroom, Two Bath. Fully Remodeled, Central Air, Fireplace, Garage, Over A Half-Acre, Dead-End, Close To Town & Schools. No Pets. $1500/Month 413-348-7539
530 HOUSES FOR SALE
Call (508)943-9567 E.H.O.
For Sale By Owner Three Bedroom Charming New England Cape With 2 Full Baths, On One Acre Of Beautifully Landscaped Property. Many Updates, Must See! $235,000
Two Bedroom Apartment Stove, Heat & Parking Included. First/Last & Security No Pets $650
Douglas, MA Waterfront Land Unbelievable Opportunity! 1/3 Acre Wooded Lot On Whitins Reservoir. $159,900
Webster Two Bedroom Apartments. Coin-Op & Off-Street Parking. Third Floor Available. No Pets. $600/month First/Last & References
508-943-1076 After 5pm
West Brookfield Mobile Home At Madden Estates A 55-And-Over Mobile Home Park. 2 Bedroom, Country Setting, 1 Pet, Hookups, First & Last One Home Available Now!
Also Selling New Mobile Homes Call (508)867-7972
Sturbridge Commercial/Office Space At 425 Main Street Starting At $425 Per Month Great Startup Location! 508-248-0847
North Brookfield Town Farm Road Lovely 6+ Acre Wooded & Open Lot. 300’ Frontage, 700’ Deep Well Onsite. 4 Bedroom Septic Design. Perc Tested 2004. Sign On Property. $74,900 Homestead Realty Group 508-826-5749 www.myHRG.com
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2 Lots Worcester County Memorial Park. Paxton, MA Gospel Section. Valued At $5500 Asking $2500 For Both 508-885-3234
Cemetery Lot For Sale Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton, MA. Garden Of Heritage II, 609B, 2 Lots (1 & 2) $1500 For Both Call 508-347-3884 Leave Message If No Answer
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Cemetery Lots for Sale Worcester County Memorial Park-Paxton, MA 2 Lots (#408A) available in the beautiful Garden of Valor II. $5,000 for both.
CEMETERY LOTS: Two in the Garden of Valor at Worcester Memorial Park in Paxton. $1500/best offer.
Please call 508-885-5133
Cemetery Plots at Worcester County Memorial Park in Heritage I. 2 lots. $1200.
WORCESTER COUNTY MEMORIAL PARK;
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Cemetery Plots Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton; 2 Person, Garden Of Faith. $1100 OBO (For Both) Currently Sells For $2100 Direct From WCMP.
Please Call 508-892-1679
Two Cemetery Lots Worcester County Memorial Park In Paxton $900 For Each, $1800 For Both Call Cheryl 413-245-4181
(4) 17 Inch Rims With Tires 6 Lug $300 OBO 860-933-6369
4 Cooper Weather Master S/T Tires Steel Belted, 205/65 R15 Like New $150 4 Cooper Weather Master S/T Snow Groove Tires 225/55 R17 Like New $200
For Ford Expedition (Eddie Bauer) Tan Leather, Excellent Condition. Fits Model Years ‘97-’02 $150
Truck Cap Chevy/GMC, Color Match “Pewter”. S-10, X-Cab, Fiberglass. Hi-Rise, Sliders, Locks, Roof Rack Brackets. $300 860-974-7099
Truck Rails Chrome Tube For 8’ Bed Great Condition $95 For Set
GM Chrome Slotted Wheels 15”, 5-Lug Bolt Pattern For Full-Size GM. $200 Set Of 4
454 Complete GM Block With Fuel Injection $1200 508-259-8805
Used Auto Parts 91 day Guarantee. Large inventory of engines, transmissions, tires & glass. Excellent service. Free parts locating service.
Amherst-Oakham Auto Call (800)992-0441 or (508)799-9969
715 AUTO SERVICES
Junk Cars & Trucks Wanted Large Trucks & Equipment
with central air. Mint condition to move in. Many new extras. Located in attractive over 55 park in Sturbridge. Call Joe (508)347-8976
Mobile Home In Sturbridge Retirement Park Two Bedrooms, One And One Half Bath, Deck, Patio, New Roof, New Windows, And Many Updates. Beautifully Landscaped. 508-347-8791
Azure Blue with Black leather. 18K miles, like brand new. Couple after market parts. $17,500.
2000 Chrysler Sebring Convertible
Black/Grey, Excellent Condition, 43k Miles. $8000 508-987-1350
1955 Oldsmobile 4-Door Original, $10,000
1975 Ford Flatbed $1600
1953 Ford 3/4 Ton Pickup Solid, Needs Restoration, $2500 Collection MUST BE SOLD! 978-760-3453
1973 Green VW Beetle Recent Engine, Good Tires Best Offer 413-245-3530
1978 Corvette Silver Anniversary Model Limited Edition, Runs Strong, Looks Real Sharp! Excellent Driver. L82 Engine, T-Tops. A/C, Tilt Wheel.
Great Condition, HO6, A/C, Auto Locks/Windows/Doors Cast Wheels, Chapman $2600 (413)245-1156
1985 Buick Riviera Must Sell My Beautiful, Restored Pride & Joy! 135k Original Miles. Pretty Blue With Black Landau Roof. Plush Interior. Mechanically Good. $2500 OBO
1995 Toyota Supra Twin-Turbo, Stock, 6-Speed. Original. 60k, Black-On-Black, Leather, Two-Owner Car. $50,000 FIRM
1973 Pontiac Trans-Am 4-Speed, With 455cu. White, Burgundy Interior, Original, Matching Numbers. 90k. $50,000 FIRM
Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton 4 lots in the Garden of the Cross, which is the oldest garden in the park. Value $7000, asking $6000. Will sell separately.
1993 Cadillac Fleetwood Florida car. 46k miles, regular gas; 17-18 in city 27-28 highway. Fully loaded, Light Blue with Light Blue leather interior. $6200.
Call (508)832-3029 or (508)272-3433
1993 Volvo 240GL 4-Door Sedan, 132k Miles. Runs Fine. No Rust. CD, Automatic. $2300 OBO 508-867-6023
1994 Cadillac 2-Door Nice Condition Asking $2200 774-289-1321
1995 Buick LeSabre 4-Door, Fully Equipped. Female Driven, New Battery, Always Garaged. $2350
1979 Ford F-350 4x4 With Plow. 49k Original Miles. Some Rust On Bed, Good Frame. $1650 978-760-3453
1995 Geo Prizm 110K miles, Red, 4 door sedan, recently, reconditioned, new starter, runs great. Moving must sell quick!! $2500 or best offer.
5-Speed, 86k Miles, Excellent Condition. $2000 Call 774-230-9583
2000 Ford Mustang GT $11,500 OBO Candy Apple Red, Pristine Condition! 33,010 Miles. Fully Loaded, Including MagnaFlow Exhaust, AEM Intake, Lojack. Stored Winters. Serious Inquiries Only 860-923-9618
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis Sedan White, Appx 60k Miles. Owned By Elderly Driver. Selling As Part Of Estate. Excellent Condition! Asking $4795 OBO Call 508-769-0512
2004 Chevy Cavalier 2nd Owner, 2-Door, Good On Gas. Less Than 70k Miles. A Couple Of Minor Dents, Runs Good. $5500 OBO Have Title. CASH ONLY Call Rene/Joyce 508-909-6156
2004 Chrysler Town & Country One Owner, 23,500 Miles. Black Custom Paint, Fully Loaded, Perfect Condition $18,000 Or Best Offer Call 508-764-3723
2004 Ford Taurus SE 73k $8,115
$6,995 Varney’s Garage 508-867-8477
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX All-Weather Edition, Sunroof, Heated Seats & Mirrors. Custom Green Paint & Spoiler. 5-Speed. Asking $14,900 OBO Call 774-289-3929 Or 508-764-7986
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis
2001 Subaru Forrester
2005 Ford Taurus
Blue Hill Edition Loaded, White w/ Blue Interior, 90k Miles $2,995 obo
(508)615-5959 1997 Olds Regency
Call Tom (Spencer) (774)745-0173
Nice solid driver 105K highway miles, loaded with moonroof, needs nothing. Asking $3500.
$500! Police Impounds For Sale!
1998 Cadillac Sedan Deville
V6 With 95k Miles. Custom Dual Exhaust. Red With White Racing Stripes. $3500 OBO 508-476-5357
2000 Ford Escort ZX2
2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS
In Good Condition. With Snow Tires. $2500 508-333-3340
1972 XJ6. Body, paint and chrome nearly perfect, New Michelin pin stripe tires and many spare parts. Best Reasonable Offer.
1986 Camaro Z28
97k Miles, No Repairs Needed. Carfax Report Provided. $3500 Firm 860-634-4632
Silver w/ Leather, Loaded One Owner A Loved Car!!! Low Price Reflects 114k, New Timing Belt, and Extensive Tune-up
Antique Black Jaguar
1.1L Rotary Engine. Mint Condition. Single Owner, 54k Miles. Always Garaged, No Rust, Sunroof. Runs Beautifully. $5000 508-845-9237
1995 Volvo 850 Turbo
Blue, 119k Miles, Good Condition 6 Cylinder Automatic $1,195 obo
1985 Fire-Engine Red Mazda RX7
2001 PT Cruiser Limited
1999 Honda Civic $890! For listings 800-559-4138 ext. 3468
Nanatomqua Mobile Home Park (55 And Over) 2 Bedroom with 1-1/2 Bath, Living Room, Large Kitchen, Laundry Room With New Appliances, And Door To Back Porch.
Call (508)341-4434 or (860)857-4168
1992 Chevy Corsica
1992 Dodge Stealth ES
Call Karen 508-885-3192
14x70 Mobile Home
92k, V6, 5 Speed, All Options. College Forces Sale $3800 OBO Call 508-476-3907 508-335-1283
Green, With Extra Parts. Good Condition. $10,000
Red, Mint Condition. $6500 OBO 508-347-3613
1930 Model A Ford Coupe
Mild Custom, $11,000
305, 4-Bbl, Auto, Nice Body. Red Paint, Iroc Wheels, Flowmaster, KNN, Tints, CD/Amp, Racing Seats, Tune-Up And More. $2500 OBO 860-774-6567 Leave Message
In Sturbridge Retirement Co-Operative. 44x23, 5 Rooms, 1 1/2 Baths (1068 sq.ft. Gross Living Area). Air Conditioning, Corner Lot, 2 Sheds. For Appointment 508-347-9370
2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1
1984 Firebird SE
Third Row Bench Seat
Plots In Garden Of Honor. 2 Lots & 2 Vaults. Asking $2700 For All 774-745-0026 Please Leave Message
W/56ft addition which includes 24x12 den, 14x12 work room w/sink and 18ft porch w/handicapped ramp. Large hallways/doors, for wheelchair. New roof/windows. $98K plus park share.
1999 Mercury Cougar
Shortbed Hard-Top Tonneau Cover
Inflated, Ready For Use $35 Email [email protected]
Mobile Home For Sale
1992 Dodge Stealth
Serious Inquires Only! 508-340-5334
Truck Tire & Wheel
Worcester County Memorial Park
14x70 Mobile Home
1953 Ford 2-Door Sedan
Good Shape $150
Section Valor II Graves 1 & 2 Valued At $5600 Asking $2500 For Both 508-885-6489 Ask For Karen
550 MOBILE HOMES
Size P245-65R17 On Polished Aluminum Premium Wheels, Excellent Condition, Lots Of Tread! $100 Each Or $250 For All Fits 2003-2008 Envoy, Trailblazer, Rainier & Ascender. 508-347-9629
Worcester Country Memorial Park
550 MOBILE HOMES
Two Lots Available At Worcester County Memorial Park In Paxton. Non-Selected. Asking $1200 For Both Or Best Offer
2 adjoining lots. Asking $1500 or Best Offer for both call (508)867-3820
705 AUTO ACCESSORIES (3) Continental Contra-Track Tires
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Mobile Home 55+ 1 Bedroom, Ideal Location, Close To Everything. New Floors, Carpets, Paint, Windows, Shower, Cabinets & Counters. Newer Furnace, A/C & More. Washer/Dryer. $37,500 Owner Financing Available Call For Details 508-347-7027
In Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton, MA At Garden Of Heritage II $1500 OBO For Both 508-864-7159
July 22, 2009
100k+ Miles, 20-30 MPG, Northstar Engine Exceptionally Good Condition, No Dents, Clean! Silver/Gray, Sharp Looking, Loaded With Extras. Fully Serviced. Florida Car, Non-Smoker. $3900 OBRO 508-347-5460
1999 Audi A4 1.8T 82k Miles. 19” Chrome Wheels, Body Kit, Custom Paint, Plus Many Extras. Asking $9,800 or best offer (508)717-9244
1999 Buick Century 4-Door, Original Owner. $4500 OBO 508-277-5944
1999 Buick Park Ave Loaded, like new, leather, 122K miles. $4500.
Standard, Recent Brakes, A/C, Roof Racks. Looks & Runs Great. $5,500 OBO 508-987-3244
2002 BMW 325ci Convertible Excellent Condition. 38,883 Miles. Automatic Transmission With Sports Shift Mode. Grey Leather Heated Seats. Car Is Loaded. Harmon-Kardon Sound System, Premium Wheels, Etc. $19,999
Contact Josh 508-885-7085
2002 Lincoln LS Black/Tan, Leather, 40k, Fully Loaded, Chrome Rims/Grill/Rocker Panels/Pillars, Brand New Snow Tires, Extra Set Of 18” Chrome Rims with Tires. New Brakes Sharp Car! Mint! $13,500 obo 774-289-9074
2002 Mitsubishi Gallant ES Runs Good, Rear Quarter Dented, Replaced Engine. $2400 508-987-2045
2003 Ford Mustang GT With 22k Miles, Custom Exhaust, Pro 5.0 Shifter, Ebiach Lowering Springs. Clean Car, Mint Condition. Garaged In Winter. $14,000 OBO 508-864-9692 508-764-1401
2005 Chrysler Pacifica AWD, 138k Miles, Mostly Highway. New Tires, Great Family Car, Well Maintained. $6500 OBO Photos Available Call Bill & Andrea
65k, A/C, CD $7,500
$6,995 Varney’s Garage 508-867-8477
2005 Toyota Camry Top Of The Line. Fully Loaded! 40k Miles. $14,500 Will Trade
2004 Toyota Camry 76k Miles. $11,500
Will Pay Top Dollar For Clean Cars! Rutland Auto Sales Route 122 Rutland, MA 508-886-2720
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 50k $9,490
$8,900 Varney’s Garage 508-867-8477
2006 Ford Fusion 25k, Auto, A/C, CD $12,500
$9,999 Varney’s Garage 508-867-8477
2006 Ford Taurus SE 65k $8,200
$7,650 Varney’s Garage 508-867-8477
2006 Scion XB Still In New Condition! Has 19k Miles On It. Carries Platinum Warranty, Good Until 2012, Or 70k Miles. All Options, 35-40MPG, Burgundy Exterior. Excellent Inside/Out. $12,800
550 MOBILE HOMES Sturbridge Retirement Community Completely Rebuilt In 2002. New Floors, Walls, Doors, Windows, Kitchen Cabinets, Bathroom. Carpeting On All Floors Except Kitchen & Bath. New Vinyl Siding.
Year Round OR Winter Home This 1475 sq.ft. 2 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath, Fully Furnished, Like New Home Inside And Out, Is In A Beautiful 55 And Older Gated Community. It’s Located In Fort Pierce, FL, Just Minutes From Beaches And Great Fishing. Many Other Extras.
$69,900 ($59,900 Unfurnished) Make An Offer
2006 GT Mustang Convertible Bright Red, Black Top/Interior. Automatic, 49k Miles (Mostly Long Trips). Shaker 1000 Sound System. Stored In Winter. Ford Anti-Theft & Lojack.
MUST SELL! $22,000
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Dennisport Cape Cod
3 Bedrooms Glendon Beach & Ocean Beach Close To Shops, Restaurants. Deck, Grill, Microwave, Modern Kitchen, $1100 Per Week, $800 Off-Season. WINTER RENTALS ALSO AVAILABLE
(508)272-3433 Cell OR
WELLS, MAINE Village By the Sea 2 bedroom/2 bath condo. Pool complex, with jacuzzi and exercise room, outdoor pool, in-unit laundry, A/C, cable.
Summer Rate $850/wk (508)429-7568
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Cottage and Suites Sleeps 3-8. 200 feet to beach, located behind Ashworth hotel. Private yard, with grill and tables. Great family area and rates.
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2006 Honda Accord LX
$12,900 Varney’s Garage 508-867-8477
2006 Volkswagen Jetta Black, fully loaded, leather, 5 disc CD changer, heated seats & mirrors, sunroof, front, side & rear air bags. $14,900.
2007 Dodge Charger SXT Only 1,400 Miles, Pearl-Coat Red, Grey Interior. 3.5L V6, Lots Of Toys. NO Bank Lien $19,595 OBO Must See! Sharon 774-287-2031
2007 Hyundai Black Accent 4-Door Retiree’s #2 Car Auto, Air, Remote Start. Mint Condition! 22,500 Miles Asking $10,750 Leave Message 508-234-5918
2008 Pontiac G-6 37k, V6, Moonroof $13,500
$8,900 Varney’s Garage 508-867-8477
Corvette 1988 Excellent Condition. New T-Top, Tires & Interior. Over $11k Invested. Asking $7500 OBO 1-508-943-1128 1-508-341-3164
Wanted Old Camaros 1967-1969 including parts, pieces in any condition. Will consider other models.
732 SPORTS UTILITY
2000 Blazer LS Absolutely Reliable. Rare 2-Door 4x4, 5-Speed, With Vortex 6-Cylinder Engine, Spare On Back, Opening Roof, Running Boards, More. 125k, 24.5 MPG, JVC.
Asking $2,950 508-248-1951
2001 Chevy Blazer LT Second Owner, 6-Cylinder, Electronic Shift-on-The-Fly 4 Wheel Drive. Very Clean, Runs Great, Needs Nothing! 94k Miles, 22MPG. Asking $6000
2003 Jeep Liberty Limited Silver, Automatic, 4-Wheel Drive. Sunroof, AM/FM/CD. 186,300 Miles. Original Owner! $6000 OBO Call 508-347-2277
2004 Jeep Liberty Sport Silver, 49k Miles. Excellent Condition. CD/AM/FM Radio. Asking $14,200 774-364-1133 Or After 5pm 508-886-7184 Ask For Linda
2007 Kia Sorento LX 47k $16,500
$14,500 Varney’s Garage 508-867-8477
Call D&M Towing & Recycling 508-887-3645 TOLL-FREE 1-877-820-2TOW 740 MOTORCYCLES
1987 Yamaha XV535 Motorcycle 59,920 Miles, New Battery, Owner’s Manual, Service Manual Included. $900 OBO Call Robert 508-987-5167
1988 Harley Davidson 1200cc One Owner, 32k Miles. Selling Because Of Illness Always Garaged. $3000 774-230-6848
1994 Harley Davidson Dyna Wide Glide. 19K miles, good shape, extra lights, extra chrome, forward controls. $7500.
1998 Harley Davidson 1200 Sportster 15,500 miles, excellent condition, registered, many extras! $7000 or BO 508-764-8754
1999 Harley Davidson Motorcycle Dyna Wide Glide. 18k Miles. Some Extras. $9000 Call 508-943-5911
2004 Honda VTX 1300 Retro Pristine condition, Candy Apple Red, many chrome extras, less than 2000 miles, $7500 firm. Free mini bike with purchase.
Call David, (508)234-0631
2004 XL 883 Harley Davidson 3400 miles, lots of upgrades, mint condition, handles great. $7200 or best offer. Won’t last long! Call (508)347-8969
2005 Aquila 250 Cruiser 356 miles, showroom condition, bike can be seen at 364 Main Street, Oxford. $2700.
2005 Honda VT750 Shadow Spirit Mint Condition, Low Mileage, Always Garaged. Pearl Blue/Metallic Silver Flame, Chrome Backrest. Asking $4500 OBO Call 860-792-0506
2005 Yamaha TTR90 Motorcycle
Black, 10k Miles, Mint Condition. Lots Of Chrome, Must See! Always Kept Inside. $13,000 OBO Email Me At [email protected]
3-Speed Transmission, Electric Start. Purchased Brand New Off Showroom Floor, But Never Used. ZERO Miles On Bike. Paid $2000 Asking $1500 I Have All Paperwork 508-765-9431
2000 Harley Davidson XL883 Custom
2006 Harley Davidson Sportster XL883C
Pearl Blue, Screaming Eagle, Carb/Pipes, Forward Pegs, Drag Bars, Fat Boy Back Rim, 21” Spoked Front Rim. Lots Of Chrome Added, 1,493 Miles, Flawless. Asking $5800
White with saddle bags. 2,091 miles. $6000. Also Harley helmet, jacket and gloves for sale.
1999 Road King
2002 Harley XLH 883 Sportster 9500 Miles, Crash Bars, Highway Pegs, Saddle Bags, Passenger Pegs & Pillion, Custom Grips. Excellent Condition Looks & Runs Great.
Asking $4500 860-617-7335
2003 Yamaha YZ125R Mint Condition, Garaged. Hardly Ridden. $2000 Call 508-254-8663 After 4pm & Weekends Or 508-248-5466 And Leave Message
2004 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic 5500 miles, $17000.
2005 Suzuki C50 Boulevard Cruiser Black/Grey, 300 Miles, Mint! $4899 508-885-9892 508-753-5529
2006 Honda XR 650L On/Off-Road Bike New Rear Tire, Excellent Shape. With 3800 Miles. $4000 OBO Or Trade For 4WD Or Car Call After 4pm 508-867-6152
50cc Red SCOOTER Average 85 MPG. No Reg/MC License For CT/MA. Great For City, Or RV-er’s Mint, Garaged. Only 75 Miles. $1500 Pair Of Red Helmets $100 Peter (Woodstock) 860-974-3470
Harley Davidson 2000 Custom Soft-Tail 28k Miles, Pearl White. Excellent Condition. Asking $9500 508-987-8928
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745 RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
1998 Kawasaki 750 Xi Sport Jetski Two seater, new battery and recently serviced. Excellent condition. Includes trailer and cover. $2500 or best offer. Call (508)234-0252
1998 Polaris ATV
1997 24’ Dutchman Pop-Up Camper Model 1007 Sleeps 6 Great Condition. Heat, Refrigerator, Stove, Etc. $2700 413-537-0619
Magnum 425, 4x4 Complete $2000 Overhaul 5 Years Ago. Used Very Little Since. Needs Battery. Asking $3000 508-885-3136 860-888-5207
2004 90cc Polaris Predator ATV Excellent Condition, Aftermarket Lights, Brand New Battery, New Tires, Electric And Kick Start And Runs Like New. Garage Kept. Comes With Kids Racing Boots & Gloves. A $1600 Value
For $900 FIRM “A REAL MUST SEE”, Moving, Must Sell! Call Randy 508-765-5097
2007 Yamaha Raptor 700R Fuel Injection, Electric Start, One Owner. Very, Very Clean. Turn Key And Ride. $5000 508-769-9073
1989 24’ Terry Travel Trailer Excellent Condition, New Battery, Tires, & More. Receiver & Sway Bars Included. Must See To Appreciate. $3400 or best offer. 508-885-6215
1990 Ford 350 Class-C Camper 50k Miles, Twin Beds In Rear. Sleeps 6, Very Good Condition. Roof Air, Furnace, Generator, Fully Self-Contained. With Tow Dolly. Ready To Go $10,900 508-347-3262
1990 Nomad In Campground Sleeps 6, Screen & Rain Room On Deck, New Plastic Shed, 3-Burner Gas Grill, Deck Funriture, Or Towable With P/Jack. Many Extras Best Offer! 413-433-1479
1994 Class-A Motor Home 31 Foot Challenger M-310-Ford-460 20k Miles, Very Good Condition. Asking $8000 Tow Vehicle Available!
1998 American Star 5th Wheel 34’ Electric Jacks, Large Slide-Out In Living Room/Dinette Area. Queen Bed, Bathroom Tub & Shower Enclosed. 27” Color TV. Excellent Condition $12,000 OBO 508-943-2572
1998 Lance Squire 9800 Truck Camper 11’ 3” A/C, electric jacks, 3 burner stove/oven, sleeps 5, 30 gallon propane tank, generator ready. Full dry bath, solar panel, 2 awnings, double sinks.
$6800 Call Mike (508)949-9174
2000 Winnebago Chieftain Model 35U 40k Miles, Loaded, Many Extras. No Pets/Smoking. Must See! Asking $55,000 508-269-1710
2001 Fleetwood Elkhorn Truck Camper Like new, used only a few times. Fits 6’ truck bed. Queen, sleeps 4, all amenities, asking $8,700. Must see! Truck also available.
2001 “Woodland Park” Beautiful Custom Design, 40’ Park Model Trailer. Sliding Glass Door Entrance, Full Bath, 3 Slide-Outs, Sleeps 8 Central Air Winter Insulation Package Paid $47,000 New.
Asking $29,995 OBO 617-524-6220
2002 12x40 Park Model RV (like brand new) on beautiful lot in campground can be used for a full 6 months (15 April-15 October every year) Lot paid for until 2097. $48,000
Call Don (508)344-9499
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2002 Citation 31Ft. Travel Trailer $12,999 One owner, kept on site, nice camper, includes back ladder, spare tire, awning, electric jack, sleeps 6, lots of storage, huge bathroom, queen bed, 1 large slide-out in living room & dinette area. Pictures on www.breezybendrv.com
Call (508)987-1519 for more details
2005 Fleetwood PaceArrow 37A Motorhome 18K miles, loaded, no pets/smokers. Two slide outs, tv’s A/C’s & furnaces. Electric awning & levelers, workhorse 8.1L Vortec w/5 speed, lots of extras. Low $90’s.
2006 Camp Out Truck Cap Gray, 6ft with sliding front window & side windows & locking back window. Used 2 months, brand new. Stored in heated garage. Fits 2005 Ford F-350 Truck Super Cab. $1100.
2007 Starcraft Pop-Up Camper Sleeps 6, In Great Shape. Has Furnace, Stove, 3-Way Refrigerator, Sink, Awning, Outdoor Shower, Ample Storage Space, And Electric Hookup. Asking $6000 508-885-4762 774-535-2014
32 Foot 2004 RV On Waterfront Lot On 1 1/2 Mile Lake, In Beautiful Resort Campground
REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE!!! $34,999 508-989-8165
33’ Travel Trailer Currently On-Site In Park (Woodstock, CT) Furnished, 12’x32’ Screen Porch, Corner Lot, Shed. Park Features: Family Activities, Pool, Inexpensive & Comfortable Living. Park Is Open April-October. $35,000 (Includes Lot) 860-923-2549 352-314-0003
35’ Park Model Trailer Fully equipped, furnished with 10’x35’ attached enclosed room. Heated, A/C, friendly neighbors, large field, family activities, access to new built in pool, inexpensive comfortable living, located in Woodstock CT. Park open April-Oct. $40,000 includes lot. 2009 assessment and the R.E. Tax
(508)278-7616 or (508)450-0689
Camper/RV 2001 Coachhouse 52k Miles, Completely Self-Contained Camper Van. Shower, Toilet, Sink, Stove, Generator, Auxiliary Batteries, and MORE!
Enclosed Room Addition, Plus Screen Room & Deck. Double Loft, Sleeps 10. Fully Furnished & Landscaped. Meadow Ledge Resort May-October $70,500
1985 Ford F-600 Box Truck low miles, runs good, needs some new brake lines. $1000 or best offer.
1989 Chevy 1500 Short bed Z71 off road. $1500 or best offer.
1992 GMC Diesel Truck UPS Truck-Style, Aluminum Grumman Body, Shelves. Rebuilt Transmission/Motor, New Fuel Tank, Radiator, Steering Box. Dual Wheels, 11’ Area Behind Seats Excellent Condition 14,100GVWR Call 5pm-8:30pm 508-867-6546
1994 Chevy 3/4 Ton
Coleman Niagra Pop-Up
350 V8, 2WD, excellent condition, 190k miles, new tires, recent brakes and tuneup. $3000.
Great Condition! Heat, Inside/Outside Stoves, Slide-Out Dinette, Refrigerator, Inside/Outside Shower, Toilet, Lots Of Storage. Sleeps 6-8. Asking $6800 508-248-5620
Gulfstream B Touring Cruiser 2004 Full Bath, Twin Beds, Slide. Exceptional Unit, 12MPG $32,900 OBO
1994 Chevy Lumina Van 6 cylinder, 7 seats. Original owner, good brakes and tires. 230,000 miles but still runs great. $800. Call (508)278-0138
1994 Ford F150 XLT 4x4 Xtracab Pickup
765 HEAVY EQUIPMENT
1996 Isuzu Oasis Mini-van
2002 FORD F-150
CAT D8H Bulldozer
(looks like a Honda Odyssey). Runs great, very clean, everything works. Kelly Blue Book says $4100, but will sell for $3700. Call (508)892-8690
1996 Town & Country LXI Van 240k Miles, Recent Sticker & Tires. Needs Exhaust. $900 OBO Call 508-943-3812 Or 508-259-9403
1997 Chevy Tahoe
Power everything, 122K miles, looks good, runs good. Rhino spray on bedliner. Asking $4000.
1997 F150 4x2, third door, six passenger, V6, 116K, A/C, 6-CD changer, power windows/locks, tow package, runs great, one owner, always maintained, all recent brakework done, very clean, some rust, dependable. $4500.
Prowler Travel Trailer 1999 Model 27X
Call Mike 508-269-2420
2003 Silverado 2500 HD Crew cab, 6.0, auto, 4x4, grey, loaded, leather, tonneau, chrome step, tow package, excellent condition.
Van Motor Home 19 Feet, Has Hot & Cold Water, Full Bath. 16 MPG (City), 19 MPG (Highway). Heater w/Thermostat, Registered & Insured. Appraised At $6,500
$4195 OBO 508-754-2323
2003 Isuzu NPU 16 ft Box Truck
Gravely Tractor And Parts
We Pay More!!
Runs Great! Looks Great! $2100 OBO
Please Call Allison 860-942-3201
Snowplow Diesel, Runs Good
Must Sell! $4800
Call Tatyana, (508)949-6082
6.0L V-8 Diesel Excellent Condition Loaded - Including FX4 Package. 58k Miles $27,000 Call 508-885-9371
2003 Honda TRX250 EX ATV
75k Miles On Engine, 186k Original Miles. Well Maintained. A/C, Tool Shelves. Great For Floor Coverings! $2100
Michigan Payloader & Backhoe Model 75
4x4 Crew Cab XLT
50cc TURBO With Luggage Rack $1050
27 Foot Trailer, Sleeps Seven With 2 Bunks. Full Shower/Bath. Excellent Condition, Only 2 Owners, Rarely Used.
75K miles, in very good condition. Asking $6000 or best offer.
1997 Dodge Dakota Sport 4x4
1998 Nissan Frontier Pickup
1996 Ford E-250
2003 Chevy Venture
Cable Blade - Power Shift Runs Good $12,000 (860)928-3477
V8 automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes. Runs great, very clean, 10 ft loading ramp. $10,000.
2007 Scooter By Redstreak
3/4 Ton Heavy Duty, Extended Utility Van.
4-door King Cab, extra clean. 75,000 miles. 2 WD. $8500.00 firm. Call 508-243-2157
Beautiful Maroon & Grey All Major Parts Replaced, Good Tires, High Miles, Leather. Wife Got Another Car. $2500 Cash Takes It! Runs Strong 508-615-2540
Looks Good, Runs Excellent! V8, PW, PL, Cruise, 5-Speed, Cold A/C. $2,900 OBO
Wells, Maine 2005 40’ Breckenridge Park Model Home
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4 cylinder auto, bedliner, $4700.
1999 Ford Ranger Extended Cab Pickup V6, 4.0L 131,780 Miles. Recent Tuneup, Tires, Brakes. Runs Well. $3500 (Book Value $6000+) 860-923-1848
2001 Dodge Dakota 4 Wheel Drive, Extended Cab One Owner, Mint Condition. Fully Loaded! Bedliner & Cover, Remote Start, 12 Disc CD, Visors, Steps, Electric Windows/Locks/Mirrors, Full Rear Seat. $9000 obo (508)757-5211
2005 Ford F350
2006 Ford Freestar 70k $11,500
767 VEHICLES WANTED
$ All Scrap Metals, Cars, Trucks Batteries, Copper Wire, Appliances... 64 Tucker Hill Rd. Putnam, CT 06260
$7,995 Varney’s Garage 508-867-8477
2006 Ford Freestar
High-top Mini Wheelchair Van Needed
$7,595 Varney’s Garage 508-867-8477
“California” 1967 F-250 Service Truck with lumbertack. New engine, 6x6x10’ (enclosed). 2-3 Motorcycle Trailer Haulmark 2006 Harley “Dyna” Street Bob, Black cherry, 2000 miles. 12 foot, pungo 120, kayak with paddle, vest.
Truck Cap For 1999 Dodge Pickup (Short-Bed) $700 obo 508-892-0526
Truck Cap White Fiberglass, With Sliding Windows, Tinted Glass, Cargo Rack. 4 Years Old, Fits ‘97-’03 F-150 Extended Cab (6’ Bed). Asking $500
In excellent running condition with fully automatic wheel chair lift and closing doors. Please leave message (508)764-2807
Lincoln Town Car Wanted 2002 Or NEWER Chuck Gander 508-335-1153
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2003 LEXUS IS 300
2006 DODGE DAKOTA SLT V8
SPORT DESIGN, 5 SPD MANUAL, LEATHER, ALLOYS, SPOILER, 6 DISC CD, PW, PL, CRUISE, SUNROOF
4WD, 46K, PW,PL, AC, CRUISE
2004 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX GTP
2005 CHEVY TAHOE Z71
2005 SUBARU LEGACY AWD 29K, AUTO, AC, PW, PL, CRUISE
2006 HONDA ACCORD
AUTO, A/C, PW, PL, CRUISE, CD
AUTO, A/C, ONLY 25K
4 TO CHOOSE !!
2006 JEEP COMMANDER
2005 NISSAN MURANO SL
AUTO, AC, 4X4, PW,PL, CRUISE, CD, ALLOYS
AUTO, A/C, 4X4, ALLOYS, NICE
2004 HUMMER H2
2008 TOYOTA TUNDRA 4 DR., I-FORCE, 5.7 LITER, 4X4, AC, PW, PL, CD, 10K
AWD, LEATHER, SUNROOF, 6 PASS., PW, PL, CRUISE
2006 NISSAN MAXIMA SL
AUTO, A/C, SUNROOF, LEATHER, CD, BOSE, POWER SEAT LOADED
2007 CHEVY SILVERADO 4X4 EXT CAB 271 PKG, AUTO, AC, PW, PL, CRUISE, CD
2006 CADILLAC ESCALADE ESV
2006 HONDA CRV AWD
LOADED W/NAV, ROOF, TRI-COLOR PAINT, 59K
AUTO, AC, PW, PL, CRUISE, ALLOYS, MINT
2006 MERCURY MARINER AWD
2005 CADILLAC STS
2003 SUBARU FORESTER XLS
2006 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY ONLY 5K, AUTO, AC, PW, PL, CRUISE CD
2006 DODGE CARGER V6
2006 FORD EXPLORER XLT
39K, 3.5L HIGH OUTPUT
AWD, AUTO, AC, PW, PL, CD
2007 SATURN ION
ONLY 29K, AUTO, AC
2006 HONDA PILOT LX
2005 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX
52K, 4X4, 7 PASSENGER, AC, CRUISE, PW, PL
AUTO, AC, PW, PL, CRUISE, ALLOYS
2008 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
44K, 4X4, AC, PW, PL, CRUISE, CD, BLACK
* All prices reflect $3500 cash down or trade, tax, title, doc fee extra
Tire Rotation $
AUTO, A/C, PW, PL, POWER ROOF, ALLOYS, AWD
PUSH BITTON START, PARK ASSIST., 55K
AUTO, AC, PW, PL, CRUISE, PREMIER PKG.
1 LEFT !!
2005 HONAD CIVIC
2 TO CHOOSE !!
LEATHER, ROOF, CD, ALLOYS, PW,PL, CRUISE, LOADED
AUTO, AC, PW, PL, ALLOYS
AUTO, AC, PW, PL, CD, 7 PASSENGER
2006 CHRYSLER 300 AWD
2005 PONTIAC G6
4X4, AUTO, AC, LEATHER, ROOF, PW, PL, CRUISE, CD
Brake Pads Front or Rear
2005 DODGE DURANGO SLT 4X4
2006 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
2 TO CHOOSE !!
4X4, 50K, REAR DVD ENTERTAINMENT
AUTO, AC, PW, PL, CRUISE, CD, ALLOYS
POWER, QUAD CAB, AUTO, 4DR
29K, AUTO, AC, PW, PL, CRUISE
2005 DODGE DAKOTA 4X4 SLT
AUTO, AC, PW, PL, CRUISE, CD
69K, 4X4, 7-PASSENGER, CRUISE, AC, PW, PL
2004 PONTIAC GRAND AM
4X4, 4 DOOR, PW,PL,CC, AC
2005 TOYOTA CAMRY LE
2005 GMC ENVOY XL, SLE
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