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“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.”

Sex bill Cell phone bills fatten budget targets S ‘loophole’ in law OME OFFICIALS OPT TO TURN IN TOWN ISSUED DEVICES BY RYAN GRANNAN-DOLL STAFF WRITER

CHARLTON — Can you hear me now? Times are tight right now, and that has prompted officials to reexamine whether some municipal employees really need their town-issued cell phones to perform their daily duties. Several changes have already been made. So far, a least three workers have surrendered their town phones, which partly accounted for the $14,940 spent on cell phones in fiscal 2009. Selectmen Vice Chairman Kathleen Walker, who started using a town phone when she was chairman in 2005,

ALICEA PUTS FORTH LEGISLATION FOR VICTIMS BY RYAN GRANNAN-DOLL STAFF WRITER

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CHARLTON — Teachers and authority figures accused of having a sexual relationship with their pupils could not claim they did so with their victims’ consent, under a bill filed by Geraldo Alicea. The Charlton Democrat filed legislation that would make a pupil or client of an authority figure “incapable of consent to sexual relations with such a person [an authority figure.”] In effect, the bill aims to prevent teachers, social service or mental health workers and others from having sexual affairs with those in their care, according to the text of the bill. “You would think it’s a given … but it’s not,” Alicea said. State lawmakers heard testimony about the bill at a Geraldo Alicea Tuesday, July 14 J u d i c i a r y Committee session at the State House. Support appears strong, especially from Dudley Police Chief Steven Wojnar, who testified at the hearing. “I hope the Legislature takes it seriously,” he said a day after the hearing. “It can’t do anything but help victims.” Wojnar’s support comes from dealing with the case of former Shepherd Hill Regional High School teacher Amber Jennings. In 2004, Jennings, then 30, was alleged to have had a sexual affair with a 16-year-old male student. Jennings eventually pleaded guilty to sending obscene photos, videos and messages to the student, and not the alleged affair. Jennings was sentenced to two years probation and was fired from her job. Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. testified in support the bill as well. He could not be reached for comment last

gave hers up last week. “I don’t think we need one,” she said. She will now be forced to use her personal iPhone to take town business and media calls. Highway Department Administrative Assistant Cheryl Fairbrother surrendered, along with a custodian who cleans the library and Town Hall, according to Town Administrator Robin L. Craver. The town also switched three phones assigned to Fire Department ambulances from AT & T to Verizon Wireless, saving $26.87 per phone per month. AT & T’s plan was costing $37.87

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Robin Craver

REFLECTING POOL

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SOUTHBRIDGE — The pool reflects in the sunglasses of Cody Savoie, 18, of Charlton, as he keeps watch over swimmers at the state pool last week.

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Victim’s brother takes up challenge Balanced

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CHARLTON MAN READY FOR ANNUAL BIKE RIDE FOR CANCER BY RYAN GRANNAN-DOLL STAFF WRITER

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im Carty no longer has an excuse for not riding in the Pan Mass Challenge. “This,” said Carty referring to his late brother, David, who died last year after a battle with nonHodgkin’s lymphoma, “gave me reason to do it.” David Carty, who was 49 when he passed away, was diagnosed in 1999. Tim Carty, 39, of Charlton, is set to ride in the Pan Mass Challenge (PMC) Saturday, Aug. 1-2 to raise money for cancer research that the Dana Farber Cancer Institute conducts. Starting in Sturbridge, Carty said he plans to ride 190 miles to Provincetown. Out of a pack of 5,000 riders, eight other Charlton residents plan to participate, including

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Phil Cyr, Bob Doiron, Richard Godzik, Joseph Godzik, Robert Martin, Tony O’Donnell, Alan Turner and Edward White. In total, the PMC hopes to raise $30 million this year with riders also pedaling along several other one-and two-day routes. As a youngster, Carty and his brother bicycled together for fun, especially during one summer they spent in Chicago in 1989. “I was just enjoying my summer. We had a good time,” Carty said. The fun ended later in life. Carty said he dropped the healthy habit after moving to Framingham in 1998. Seeing his brother suffer from cancer compelled him to put his foot back on the pedals and do his part to help find a cure for the disease. His decision is another way Carty Turn To CHALLENGE page 11

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Tim Carty of Charlton is ready to hop on his bike and take part in the Pan Mass Challenge next month. He’ll do so in memory of his brother, David, who died of cancer at the age of 49.

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Selectmen breathed a sigh of relief last week after balancing the town’s fiscal 2010 budget. “I am really delighted with the effort,” said Selectmen Vice Chairman Kathleen Walker. “Everybody came together.” To reach a balanced, $20-million spending plan, selectmen made drastic cuts in several departments, including police, fire and a senior program. The cuts, totaling $281,000 came at the suggestion of several department heads, including Police Chief James A. Pervier and Fire Chief Charles E. Cloutier Jr. The deficit had been $268,000 up until last week, when the town’s June revenue figures left them with another $13,000 of debt, according to Town Administrator Robin L. Craver. Included in the cuts are $29,000 in police Turn To BALANCED, page 11

TRIVIA Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as president in 1901. Who was he replacing and why? Answer inside.

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Rate hike plan leaves towns feeling burned NATIONAL GRID SEEKS INCREASE recently, with its Chairman, Rick Swensen suggesting more could be done. “The letter is the first step,” he said, “to see what else can be done … to either stop or minimize any rate hikes.” Auburn resident Judith Keller was lukewarm to the idea. “A lot of times these hikes come around just because they come around if they are going to have an open discussion with the general public and say, ‘here’s the deal, here’s what we’re going to do, because it’s tough to live without

have stayed steady while their costs have STAFF WRITER increased. It really is needed at this time.” Drew said the current distribution rate is Already cash-strapped residents might have 3.89 cents per kilowatt-hour, only 6 cents highone more hurdle to clear if the state approves er from the October 1995 rate. an increase in electricity rates. Those opposed to the increase appear to “It really is needed at this time,” said have a supporter in their corner — Attorney National Grid Spokesman Deborah Drew of General Martha Coakley. Speaking for her company’s proposal to increase rates by Coakley during the recent Worcester hearing, nearly 18 percent. DPU official John J. Gary expressed her conThe increase in electricity rates on homes cerns. and businesses, would pay for, among other “The company seeks a rate increase and in things, costs associated with the December ice turn offers no commensurate benstorm, according to the state’s efits to rate payers. Overall, Attorney General (AG) Office, which acts as the ratepayer advo“We do understand that the current state of the econ- National Grid’s proposal is excessive and puts the interests of cate in the decision making omy has created a very difficult time for many of our shareholders over the interests of process. National Grid also cited the customers. We view the filing as absolutely critical. The ratepayers,” he said. Brookfield Selectmen need to pay for current and rates have stayed steady while their costs have Chairman Rudy Heller said his retired employee benefits, bad board is in the process of writing debt as well as investing in green increased. It really is needed at this time.” a letter of opposition to National energy projects. The increase — NATIONAL GRID SPOKESMAN DEBORAH DREW, Grid, area lawmakers and the would amount to more than $111 AG’s office. He said the increase million in revenue for one year. ON A PLANNED RATE HIKE would further burden town govIf approved, the changes would ernments already struggling to take affect January 2010, and formulate balanced budgets. would increase the average cus“At these difficult times any increase is a tomer’s bill (who uses 500 kilowatt hours electricity this day and age,” she said. “They monthly) by $4.25 per month. Low-income cus- have got you between a rock and a hard place. negative effect,” he said. “I don’t think that the tomers, on average, would see a $3.70 jump in But I don’t think it should just be no apparent rate payers should bear the entire burden.” Sturbridge has yet to discuss the issue, but their bills, while businesses would face a 5.7- reason. Not when they can find money from knows about it, according to Selectmen percent increase, according to the AG’s office. other sources.” Southbridge resident Keith W., who asked Chairman Mary Blanchard. The Department of Public Utilities (DPU), “Their justification for it seems to be just for whose board will vote on the proposal by that his last name not be published, railed at Tuesday, Dec. 1, has been holding hearings on the thought of shelling more money out his them,” she said. Webster Town Administrator John the issue, including one recent discussion in wallet. “It’s too high. Everything is going up. McAuliffe said he was “not sure” whether Worcester. selectmen had voted or discussed the issue Now area officials and residents are fuming Nobody’s paychecks are going up,” he said. Drew, who noted the increase would be only yet. about the proposal as they take steps to oppose “They may have some interest in that,” he the increases. Southbridge’s Town Council in distribution rates as opposed to supply sent a letter to the DPU earlier this month, rates, vehemently defended the increase said. despite the tough times that have many strugAuburn Selectmen Vice Chairman Robert objecting to the idea. “…We are adamant that this proposed rate gling to pay bills. The increase would be the Valentine could not be reached for comment last week. increase is not only unfounded, but serves company’s first in 14 years. “We do understand that the current state of Ryan Grannan-Doll can be reached by phone National Grid’s interests over those of the the economy has created a very difficult time at (508) 909-4050, or by e-mail at [email protected],” Chairman Steven S. Lazo wrote. Charlton selectmen took the same step for many of our customers,” she said. “We bridgepress.com view the filing as absolutely critical. The rates BY RYAN GRANNAN-DOLL

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CHARLTON — The REAS Foundation of Charlton announces a special Lottery Calendar to raise energy funds for the upcoming winter season to benefit Charlton Seniors. With each calendar you will have 31 chances to win. Prizes of $50, $75, $100, will be drawn throughout the month with the grand prize of $500 to be drawn at the “Taste of the Towns” on Saturday, Jan. 30. Each day, in the month of January, a prize will be drawn at the Senior Center. Weekends will be drawn on Mondays and holidays will be drawn the next day. These calendars make great gifts. Keep them for yourself, or give them as birthday gifts, stocking stuffers, or any reason, “just because.” Each calendar is $10 and is available at the Charlton Senior Center, and will also be available at our booth on Old Home Day. — Submitted by Elaine Kingston, chapter director

CHARLTON — Kids have a free trip to a camping adventure filled with Bible stories, music, games, skits and crafts as Charlton Baptist presents SonRock Vacation Bible School (VBS) in July. SonWorld Adventure Park will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, July 20-25, at Charlton Baptist, 50 Hammond Hill Road. A closing program will be held in the evening on Friday, July 24. The SonRock theme is centered on 1 John 3:1, “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” Kids will learn about how their lives can be transformed by God’s great love for them. Charlton Baptist’s free VBS program is open to children entering kindergarten in the fall (must have completed one year of preschool) through the sixth grade. A community service project program is also available for seventh and eighth grade students. Registration will be accepted at 8:30 a.m., Monday, July 20. To register early, download a registration form at http://www.charltonbaptist.org/www.charltonbaptist.org and mail it in. For more informaFrom the “Eye of the tion, call Charlton Baptist at 508.248.4488. Commonwealth”

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THE WEEKLY QUESTION Are you in favor of a satellite RMV opening off the Mass Pike in Charlton? Yes, No, No opinion Last week’s question: Do you care about the state’s Open Meeting Law and whether town officials follow it? • Very Much: 58 percent • Somewhat: 34 percent • Very Little: 0 percent • Not at All: 8 percent We want to hear from as many readers as possible for every question each week. Please keep responses brief. They may either be e-mailed to [email protected] or phoned in to the editor at 508-909-4107. Please specify you are calling with an answer to the Charlton Question of the Week. All responses must be received by noon Monday, so that we may tabulate the results for the following issue. No names, addresses, e-mail addresses or phone numbers will be published. This is strictly an anonymous opinion forum.

CHARLTON ALMANAC THEY SAID IT “I hope the Legislature takes it seriously. It can’t do anything but help victims.” — DUDLEY POLICE CHIEF STEVEN WOJNAR, ON A SEX LEGISLATION BEING SPONSORED BY STATE REP. GERALDO ALICEA.

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TOWN HALL (508) 248-2200 Board of Selectmen (248-2206): Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays ...........................................7:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays ..............................7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays ............................... 7:30 a.m to 12 p.m. Town Clerk (248-2249): Monday to Thursday.............10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays....................................................Closed First and Third Tuesday............5:30 to 7 p.m. PUBLIC LIBRARY (248-0452) Mondays, Wednesdays .......9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays .........9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, Sundays ..................................Closed Saturday...............................9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. POLICE DEPARTMENT (248-2250) Monday to Friday................... 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For emergencies, dial 911 FIRE DEPARTMENT (248-2299) Monday to Friday................... 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. POST OFFICES Charlton Center Post Office......(800) 275-8777 Charlton City (01508) ................ (800) 275-8777 SCHOOLS Dudley-Charlton Regional School District ......................................................(508) 943-6888 Charlton Elementary School ......................... (508) 248-7774 or (508) 248-7435 Heritage School ........................ (508) 248-4884 Charlton Middle School.............(508) 248-1423 Shepherd Hill Regional High School ......................................................(508) 943-6700 Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School (508) 248-5971 or (508) 987-0326

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS $247,000, 140 Oxford Road, Ferenc O. Budai and Marcia L. Budai to Jeffrey Ellsworth. $318,000, 97 North Sturbridge Road, Jonathan Shapiro and Deanna J. Longley to Richard H. Sawtell and Lisa L. Weagle.

DID YOU KNOW? The Charlton Boy Scouts won a trophy for most work done on a float during the Labor Day parade celebrating the 220th anniversary of the town on Sept. 2, 1975. (Source: “Charlton: Picturing Change”)

CHURCH LISTINGS • Charlton Federated Church, 248-5550, • Charlton Baptist Church, 50 Hammond Hill Road, 248-4488,www.charltonbaptist.org, Sunday worship 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. • Charlton City United Methodist, 74 Stafford St., P.O. Box 387, 248-7379, www.gbgm-umc.org, Sunday worship 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. • City United Methodist Church Web site: Charltoncityumc.com • St. Joseph’s Church, 10 H. Putnam Ext, 2487862, www.stjosephscharlton.com, Saturday Vigil Mass 4:30 p.m., Sunday Mass 8 a.m., Sunday Family Mass 10 a.m., Sunday LifeTEEN Mass 5 p.m., Weekday Mass Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 a.m. • Hope Christian Fellowship, 6 Haggerty Road, 248-5144 • Assemblies of God Southern New England District Headquarters, Route 20, 248-3771, snedag.org, Office hours Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Jehovah’s Witnesses, Route 169, 765-9519 • Lamblight Christian Church, 166 Worcester Road (Route 20), Charlton, Ma 01507, Rev. Stephen Wade, 508-847-6448, Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.,Bible Study Wed 7:30 p.m., www.visitlamblight.com

THE STATS MEDIAN VALUE OF OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING UNITS (IN $): Auburn.............................................135,300 Brimfield ...........................................39,400 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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‘He was the best brother’

FAMILY RALLIES FOR ANNUAL MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNEY BY TERESA A. FRANCO NEWS STAFF WRITER

AUBURN — Auburn High School graduate John J. Flanagan III passed away when he was 27 while scuba diving in Rockport in 1996 — but his memory is living on through an event every year. The 13th annual John J. Flanagan Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 8, at Heritage Country Club in Charlton. Tee off is at 12:30 p.m. and a steak dinner will follow the competition. The tournament is Florida Style, which means four golfers hit the ball and play whichever one goes the furthest. a shotgunstyle tournament will start at 10:30 a.m. Lundgren Honda in Auburn is sponsoring a car for the hole-in-one prize. Admission for the event is $90 and the money generated from the event is used for two scholarships that are given to two graduating seniors from Auburn High School. The scholarships are awarded to an athlete of the golf team and on the football team each year, since those are two sports Flanagan participated in. Since the event’s conception, $18,000 worth of scholarships have been awarded to Auburn graduating high school seniors. According to his family members, Flanagan was liked by many. “He would do anything for

anybody — he was the easiest person to get along with,” said Flanagan’s sister, Brenda. “He was the best brother.” Brenda, who currently lives in Charlton, described her brother as “happy go-lucky” and “freespirited.” At the time of his death, John was living in Webster Square on the Worcester/Auburn line and pursuing a business degree from Nichols College in Dudley and working for Ninex Company. Flanagan was the youngest of his four siblings. In addition to Brenda, he had two other sisters — Laura and Deborah. Though his family members live in different places throughout the area now, the Flanagans lived in Auburn for more than 20 years. Laura, who now lives in Oxford, echoed Brenda’s thoughts about their brother. “He was a good friend to everyone he met,” she said. “He was gentle and caring and just an allaround great brother and friend.” John’s father, John Sr., said everything was “going right” for his son before his scuba diving accident, noting that his son had consistently been on the dean’s list at Nichol’s College. He said his son was on the golf team for his company and the Knights of Columbus. But, John Sr. said he finds attending the event “quite heartwarming,” adding that it’s nice

to see his son’s friends that he doesn’t see often. “My whole goal is to keep John’s memory alive and award scholarships,” he said. John’s mother, Linda, described her son as a “very special young man” and said he was very close with his sisters. “His sisters totally adored him and there was nothing he wouldn’t do for them,” she said. Linda also said John had a lot of great friends who attend the event. She said one of his friends — Michael Deso of Charlton — even named his son after John. “I don’t think there was anyone I ever knew that didn’t like John,” she said. Brenda acknowledged that organizing the event takes a lot of work throughout the year but said the reward outweighs the effort put into it. “Everyone is like a family at the tournament and it allows us to reflect back and give him a day of remembrance,” she said. Brenda said she and her family are grateful toward everyone and all the businesses who participated in the event and donate money. She said it is the “most meaningful thing” the family does to keep John’s memory alive. “When I’m on the golf course I feel his presence,” she said. “It’s something he loved to do with his friends.” Anyone who would like addi-

ACCURACY WATCH The Charlton Villager is committed to accuracy in all its news reports. Although numerous safeguards are in place to ensure accurate reporting, mistakes can occur. Confirmed fact errors will be corrected at the top right hand corner of page 3 in a timely manner. If you find a mistake, call (508) 909-4107 during normal business hours. During nonbusiness hours, leave a message in the editor’s voice mailbox. The editor will return your phone call.

PUBLIC MEETINGS John Flanagan III, who passed away at the age of 27 in a scuba diving accident in Rockport in 1996. The annual John J. Flanagan Memorial Golf Tournament will be held in his memory Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Heritage Golf Course in Charlton.

tional information — or would like to participate in the tournament — may call Brenda at 508248-0867. Teresa A. Franco may be reached at 508-909-4136 or e-mail her at [email protected]

Editor’s Note: The meetings listed below are compiled from Town Hall listings. The Charlton Villager is not responsible for any meetings that are subsequently cancelled, rescheduled or otherwise changed from the postings below. We encourage readers to call or visit Town Hall to verify meeting dates and times.

MONDAY, JULY 27 The Historic District Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall. The Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee will meet at 6 H. Putnam Road at 6:30 p.m. for a tour of a building the town has been offered to buy.

TUESDAY, JULY 28 The Board of Selectmen will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall.

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Music and nature combine for benefit CAPEN HILL HOLDS FUNDRAISER BY RYAN GRANNAN-DOLL STAFF WRITER

CHARLTON — The sound of music won’t be rolling over the hills tomorrow. It will, however, fill up the Charlton Beagle Club. Capen Hill Nature Sanctuary will hold a concert for teenagers tomorrow at the Charlton Beagle Club on Bond Road to raise money for its nonprofit nature preserve located along Route 20. The money will be used for regular operations and possibly for property the site plans to acquire, according to Capen Hill Director Barbara Frederick. “We are just trying to think of things to get the community to be aware of us,” she said. “At the same time we are offering something for the kids to go to.” Three “screamo,” or punk rock, bands were scheduled to play last week. Two dropped out, according to Capen Hill Board member Dianne Doherty, who is coordinating the event. She is trying to scheduled two more bands. Still on the ticket are the bands Forever in Her Dreams, Welcome the Tide and Primal Fate. The event will come at a time when school is out of sessions and students have much more free time to fill. The concert is meant to fill the dogs days of summer, according to Doherty. “There doesn’t seem to be a lot of young teen events,” she said. “When I was growing up they had … lots of dances at the Y[MCA].” As a teenager and member of Primal Fate, Jared Brunelle, a 17-year-old synthesizer player, is intimately familiar with having little to do during his summer nights in North Brookfield. “There should be more opportunities for stuff like this,” he said. “We just love playing shows. People really enjoy music, so they will

jump at the sight of a concert,” Brunelle suggested that carnivals come to his town to give teenagers more activities. Any money raised could help complete the purchase of the land. Frederick said the organization has yet to sign the purchase paperwork for the 14-acre area, but plans to by the end of August. The space could be open immediately after that, she said. Currently, the site spans 72 acres. Over the past year, Capen Hill has raised $25,000 to purchase the land from former Water/Sewer Commissioner James McIntire, and his siblings. New hiking trails will be blazed through the property, Frederick said, and it will give them more space to conduct nature programs. Several nature observation decks could be built within the expansion along with using it as an outdoor classroom, Frederick said. The sanctuary was founded in 1977 after Ruth Dyer Wells donated the property in memory of her late husband, George. The sanctuary trails and visitor center are open from dawn until dusk, seven days per week throughout the year. “Probably hundreds” of people visit the sanctuary annually, Frederick said, noting she does not keep officials statistics. Running from 6-11 p.m., tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. No alcohol will be served. At least three local bands with high-

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school aged musicians will perform for ages 12 and up. Ryan Grannan-Doll can be reached by phone at (508) 909-4050, or by e-mail at [email protected]

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Library TV studio study held up CHARLTON — The SAVING MONEY fate of a vote selectmen Pervier suggested took last week about a selectmen place two proposed television stupolice vehicles, golf dio is up in the air due to cart type vehicles that wording of the motion transport people, up that approved it. for sale, after saying it Selectmen approved a would be costly to “motion to support” hirreplace their electric ing an engineer to study OMMUNITY batteries, especially improvements as a first OTEBOOK in tight budget times. step to building a televiPervier said it would sion studio at the cost $2,000 to replace RYAN Charlton Public Library. Selectmen Vice GRANNAN-DOLL batteries in both vehicles, which he would Chairman Kathleen prefer to not spend in Walker made the motion. After a reporter pointed tight budget times. The carts out the potential problem, could likely be sold. “They are in great shape,” he Selectmen Chairman Rick said. Swensen said he would look into If sold, the money would go to the issue for a possible revote at the town’s general fund and not the next meeting Tuesday, July back to the police department. 28. The studio would be part of a The police obtained the Ford new contract the town recently “Think” vehicles for free years signed with Charter ago, but sold two off afterward, Communications to continue its Pervier said. Craver said she cable service in town and its would research the process for public access broadcast system declaring them surplus and selling them. Selectmen took no for residents. Under the agreement, the action on the issue. company would pay $3,900 for REAPPOINTMENTS/HIRES the engineer to study and evenSelectmen unanimously reaptually build the studio, which would include editing equip- pointed Arthur Bellerive as the ment and cameras among other Glen Echo Dam monitor for one year. They also voted to have the items. The new deal provides other highway department temporaribenefits to residents, including a ly hire a heavy equipment oper10 percent discount for senior ator for seven days of work to citizens’ basic cable service, prepare roads for repaving. according to the Cable Access State funding, $1,400, will pay for Committee. An emergency alert the employee, which Highway system could bee broadcast over Superintendent Gerry Foskett the air and no fees would be has recommended should be charged for television service in Don Burlingame. The move is necessary because the normal town government buildings. grader, Julius Konkol, is out on HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT workmen compensation time Selectmen publicly currently. announced, during their EVENTS Tuesday July 24 meeting, that A “Hot Rods for Homeless unionized highway department workers had been placed on a Animal” Classic Car Show will two-week furlough, which was be held Aug. 8 from 2-11 p.m. on set to end Monday, July 20. Trolley Crossing Road. The Selectmen approved the meas- Friends of the Charlton Animal ure in an executive session, Shelter (FOCAS) is holding the according to Selectman Peter J. event to raise money for the Boria. It was done to offset a planned new animal shelter on $15,000 raise the workers Old Town Road. Admission is $5 received as part of their existing and children under 10 are free. The second annual “Taste of contract. The announcement represents the first official pub- The Towns” event will be held lic announcement of the action Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Masonic after it was briefly mentioned in Home to raise money for the Charlton chapter of the a meeting earlier this month. Residential Energy Assistance POLICE STAFF For Seniors, according to Police Chief James A. Pervier Pervier. The group helps seniors has submitted a letter of intent pay for their home heating and to the state Executive Office of cooling bills. The event will feaPublic Safety and Security ture area food vendors sampling (EOPSS) to apply for $50,000 to their dishes. retain, or hire new members of TAXES its ranks. Information about the Real estate and personal propgrant, which is ultimately federal stimulus money, states it “is to erty tax bills for fiscal 2010 have address those staffing reduc- been mailed to owners. The bills tions July 1, 2008.” The actual contain two payment coupons. application is due Friday, Aug. The first bill is due Aug. 3, the second Nov. 2. 21.

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Hundreds of people have been trying to stoke a fire under Gov. Deval Patrick to keep the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) office in Southbridge. The state has recently announced it would be moving the facility to the Mass. Turnpike rest area in Charlton on Aug. 9. Most of those hundreds aren’t actively involved — they’re signatures on an impromptu petition that Southbridge Selectman Cathy Nikolla, fellow Councilor Denise Clemence and others have been leaving at local businesses, while Southbridge resident Roger Caouette has been pounding the pavement collecting them in person. The issue essentially came to a head late last week when Mark Palmerino received formal notice the Registry was invoking its 30-day notice to terminate its lease, said Peter Cournoyer, Palmerino’s brother in-law. Palmerino runs EP Realty, the landlord side of the family that owns Big Bunny, of which Cournoyer is president. “I didn’t know about that clause until a couple of weeks ago,” Cournoyer said, later noting it had been 90 days in previous leases. “I think a reasonable person would’ve done the same thing in expecting the state to uphold the lease, especially considering the renovation work we did.” That renovation, costing about $300,000, happened a few years ago, when the state signed the latest fiveyear lease for about $6,000 a month.

RMV has been in the same place for nearly 30 years. Legislative efforts Cournoyer said his first reaction upon finding out was to call state Sen. Richard Moore, D-Uxbridge and state Rep. Geraldo Alicea, D-Charlton, but he got basically the same response from both. They said they talked to the registrar, who had told them, “I don’t want to do this, but get me the money and I won’t close it,” Cournoyer recalled. Alicea, however, assured Cournoyer he wouldn’t “let this ball hit the floor.” If it does, several people said the closing would have a negative effect on Southbridge. “Southbridge has helped Boston and now it’s time for Boston to help Southbridge,” Caouette said at the Registry Wednesday afternoon. He especially urged the decisionmakers to “consider the citizenship and the hardship it’d create for senior citizens going to the Mass. Pike.” He was referring to the facility’s proposed new home, a side building of the eastbound Charlton rest area, which would be accessed either from the toll road or from busy Route 20. Clemence said she visited it and thought the truck traffic going around the rest area’s main building was the site’s biggest danger, since anyone coming up from Route 20 has to cross it. “Those tractor-trailers are nonstop,” she said. “They’re setting themselves up for a huge lawsuit.” To Lester Wilson, that makes the idea of going there “ridiculous,” even if the state already owns the property. “I’d rather see it stay here,” he said. “That seems like a crazy spot because you’d have to cross lanes.” He said he’s had a license since 1976 “and I got it here.” Although he has lived in Southbridge 30 years, he grew up in Brookfield and noted many people from the rural towns come here. In fact, more urban folks do, too. “I came to this one because at the Worcester RMV you sit all day long,” Auburn’s Mike Murphy said. “I’d rather drive the 20 minutes than sit for three hours.” He said it was his first time in the Southbridge office and he “was very

pleased” at having to wait less than five minutes. Years ago, when he lived in Washington state, he also preferred going to the smaller registries for the same reason. While he was waiting, one of the employees was overheard saying, “I don’t think they’ll do road tests in Charlton, but they don’t tell us much.” Asked for specific information, the employees said to contact the Boston office. Outside, however, one RMV courier wasn’t shy about stating her opinion. “This is like the pits if we have to go on Route 20,” said Charlton’s Valerie Gatzke. Among other things, she observed there are few employee parking spaces there. “Just the thought of getting in there is scary,” she said. “[Southbridge] is the best location. People can come down secondary roads to get here.” Road test concern Wilson noted moving it to Charlton would make doing business far more cumbersome, mostly because it’s a rather isolated location. The current office is in a regular business district, but the Charlton site would require users to drive somewhere else to do almost everything. Furthermore, without road test capacity, people will have to go to Worcester. Wilson thought that could pose problems for youths who had only taken drivers’ ed on the slower semi-rural roads. Jeff Cardenas, owner of neighboring Hometown Hardware, agreed. “I don’t have kids, but if I did, I wouldn’t want them to get their license in Charlton,” he said, adding, “They’re making it real hard on people.” He said several Registry clients a week come into his shop for plate screws and other such things, and observed that other nearby businesses likewise benefit from its presence. Cournoyer agreed, noting out-oftown users don’t generally shop at Big Bunny, but might patronize the pizza place in the complex. He estimated the office serves about 300 people daily, “and we would not have that if they were located in Charlton.” “Removing the opportunity for people to get their services locally is a disservice, I think,” Cournoyer added.

Town reaches out to support Hoy family BY CHRISTOPHER TANGUAY STAFF WRITER

Still shaken by the tragic 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, volunteers have 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 Linda

Amadio, one of the breakfast organizers. “I just felt as a parent, as a day care provider, as a human being, that something needed to be done.” Originally scheduled to be held before the end of the month, the breakfast was moved to Sunday, Sept. 13, at Burgess Elementary School. There will be four sittings at the event, 8, 9, 10, and 11 a.m. “It’s going to $10 a ticket,” Amadio said. “We’ll also be doing a 50/50 [raffle] at each sitting.” After an initial e-mail seeking volunteers for the event, Amadio said she was inundated with responses from people willing to donate their time. “Thank God we don’t have a lot of tragedies like this,” Amadio said. “I think when we do have a tragedy, we live in a community that can pull together like this.” Now more than 50 volunteers strong, Amadio said the only thing needed to complete the benefit now is a large griddle. Anyone willing to donate the needed cooking equipment can contact Amadio at [email protected] Laurie Placella, another organizer of the event and friend of the Hoy family, said the breakfast — and the accompanying outpouring of community emotion — is an example of how close the Sturbridge community is. “There were just a lot of people talking about ‘What can we do? What can we do?’ and I think it just makes everyone feel better to be able to do something like that,” Placella said. “For both Linda and I, we just felt like the community was looking for something to do to make them feel better and to just show our support for this family,” Placella continued. “I just think that it would be a great way for the community to show support for the family.” kindred spirit Paul Girard, a close friend of the Hoys, sympathizes with them on a level very few, if any other, people can understand. He also lost a young child. “They are some of the nicest people you will ever meet,” Girard said. “This is evident in the community’s overwhelming response to the accident.” “They are a loving, kind family and are always willing to help when needed,” Girard continued. “When my wife and I lost our baby girl, Pam volunteered to bring us a meal and watch our son Carter. It breaks our hearts to see them face this tragic accident and I would like them to know that we are all here for them.” To make a donation to the Hoys via the pancake breakfast, or to reserve tickets, Amadio can be reached at the same e-mail address. Tickets will also be available at Amcomm Wireless at 135 Main St., Sturbridge as early as next week. Donations can also be made to the Hoy Family Fund at any branch of Hometown Bank. News staff writer Christopher Tanguay may be reached at (508) 909-4132, or by e-mail at [email protected]

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POLICE LOGS The arrests and offenses listed herein were listed in each town's police department logs. Those charged are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. This newspaper will publish dispensations of cases at the request of the accused, with proper documentation. Tuesday, July 14 CHARLTON — 8:00 a.m. — Road hazard on Potter Village Road. Referred to other agency. CHARLTON — 9:33 a.m. — Animal nuisance on Dresser Hill Road. Call given to officer. CHARLTON — 2:00 p.m. — Burglar alarm on Worcester Road (Route 20). Investigated. CHARLTON — 4:54 p.m. — Suspicious activity on South Sullivan Road. Party spoken to. CHARLTON — 6:45 p.m. — Disabled motor vehicle on Stafford Street. Services rendered. CHARLTON — 9:07 p.m. — Suspicious motor vehicle on Main Street. Party spoken to. CHARLTON — 9:26 p.m. — Disabled motor vehicle on Worcester Road (Route 20). Vehicle towed. Wednesday, July 15 CHARLTON — 12:57 p.m. — Motor vehicle accident on Worcester Road (Route 20). Referred to other agency. CHARLTON — 5:33 p.m. — Burglar alarm on Worcester Road (Route 20). False alarm. CHARLTON — 5:46 p.m. — Burglar alarm on Manor Forest Circle. Building secured. CHARLTON — 6:48 p.m. — Erratic operation on Masonic Home Road. Party spoken to. CHARLTON — 8:25 p.m. — Neighbor complaint on Colburn Road. Party spoken to. Thursday, July 16 CHARLTON — 3:20 p.m. — Motor vehicle accident on Worcester Road (Route 20). Services rendered. CHARLTON — 4:10 p.m. — Disabled motor vehicle on Worcester Road (Route 20). Services rendered. CHARLTON — 7:08 p.m. — Domestic disturbance on Sturbridge Road (Route 20). Party spoken to.

CHARLTON — 8:49 p.m. — Erratic operation on Main Street. Transported to hospital. CHARLTON — 11:30 p.m. — Burglar alarm on Highland Avenue. Services rendered. Friday, July 17 CHARLTON — 12:56 a.m. — Animal nuisance on Muggett Hill Road. Services rendered. CHARLTON — 10:24 a.m. — Suspicious activity on Oxbow Road. Services rendered. CHARLTON — 9:33 p.m. — Burglar alarm on Sturbridge Road (Route 20). Building secured. Saturday, July 18 CHARLTON — 7:30 a.m. — Road hazard on Guelphwood Road. Removed hazard. CHARLTON — 1:36 p.m. — Animal nuisance on Redwood Motel. Referred to other agency. CHARLTON — 3:10 p.m. — Disabled motor vehicle on Worcester Road (Route 20). Vehicle towed. CHARLTON — 4:10 p.m. — Erratic operation on Southbridge Road (Route 169). Could not locate. CHARLTON — 5:41 p.m. — Burglar alarm on Sturbridge Road (Route 20). Building secured. CHARLTON — 6:31 p.m. — Road hazard on Ten Schoolhouse Road. Removed hazard. Sunday, July 19 CHARLTON — 12:11 a.m. — Noise complaint on Power Station Road. Party spoken to. CHARLTON — 1:39 p.m. — Suspicious motor vehicle on Main Street. Party spoken to. CHARLTON — 3:28 p.m. — Burglar alarm on Sturbridge Road (Route 20). Building secured. Monday, July 20 CHARLTON — 2:15 p.m. — Suspicious activity on Burlingame Road. Party spoken to.

ARRESTS/CHARGES Thursday, July 16 CHARLTON — 6:02 a.m. — Police charged Bruce Brown, 47, of Rutland, with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Police stopped the vehicle he was driving on Main Street. CHARLTON — 1:46 p.m. — Police arrested a 16-year-old juvenile at 3 Oakwood Terrace. Saturday, July 18 CHARLTON — 12:30 p.m. — Police arrested Christopher Jordan, 23, at his 29 McIntyre Road Home. He is charged with conspiracy to violate the drug laws, possession of a class D substance (subsequent offense), selling or possession of a stun gun, possession of unlawful fireworks, possession of a class D substance, receipt of stolen property over $250, receipt of stolen property over $250 (subsequent offense). CHARLTON — 9:12 p.m. — Police arrested Clinton Ortiz, 25, of Southbridge on Burlingame Road. He is charged with improper storage of a firearm, carrying a firearm without a license, possession of unlicensed ammunition and receiving stolen property over $250 (a firearm). Sunday, July 19 CHARLTON —10:47 a.m. — Police arrested Joseph Bermingham, 44, of 120 City Depot Road, at his home. He is charged on an outstanding warrant. CHARLTON — 5:52 p.m. — Police placed David Buzzell, 41, of 241 Southbridge Road (Route 169), in protective custody. CHARLTON — 7:35 p.m. — Police charged Gayle I. Ocasio, 24, of Southbridge, and charge him with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a marked lanes violation, having an unregistered motor vehicle, having an uninsured motor vehicle and transporting a child under 5 without a car seat. Monday, July 20, 2009 CHARLTON — 2:13 a.m. — Police charged Brad Charbonneau, 19, of Oxford, with a marked lanes violation, unlit license plate violation, speeding and dropping a match or cigarette in a forest or field. Police stopped the vehicle he was driving on Worcester Road (Route 20).

NEWS BRIEFS Class of ’79 will hold reunion Shepherd Hill High School Class of 1979 will celebrate a 30-year Reunion with a BBQ on Sunday, Sept.6 at the Westville Dam and Recreation Area. For more information, please contact the reunion committee at [email protected]

Lions Club elects officers, directors CHARLTON — The Charlton Lions Club on June 24 elected the following slate of officers and directors for the fiscal year starting July 1: President — Carole Duquette First VP — Michelle Piergallini Second VP — John Latimer Secretary — Shelley Yeager-Doucette Treasurer — Michelle Piergallini Past Vice President — Don Fortin Directors — Shelley Yeager-Doucette, Steve Doucette, Red Breault and Dave Stewart Also at the June 24 meeting, YeagerDoucette presented the club’s Lion of the Year award to Breault for his outstanding service to the club. The Lions welcomed a new member, Dan Pilito, to the club, and First Vice District Gov. Mark Desmarais performed the installation of new officers and the new member.

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Christmas Box Angel conference and celebration SALT LAKE CITY — Sylvia Gaumond of Southbridge and Linda Bilodeau of Shrewsbury attended The Christmas Box Angel Conference and Celebration in Salt Lake City Utah, May 29–31.

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CHARLTON — A 1953 Studebaker, parked in the parking lot of the flea market in the sun.

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Friday, July 24, 2009

OPINION

VIEWS AND COMMENTARY FROM CHARLTON, CHARLTON CITY, CHARLTON DEPOT AND BEYOND

Well, I’ll be d——d

Lawmakers’ opinions can go with wind

Editor’s Note: This column contains references to harsh language, although not entirely spelled out. In other words, if you have any kids you think might be able to figure out what f*** means, this column may not be for them.

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ere’s what Charlton resident and state Rep. Geraldo Alicea had to say to Stonebridge Press two weeks ago when it was first learned that the Registry of Motor Vehicles was targeting, among others, the Southbridge registry for closing. Instead, a satellite office will be open along the Mass Pike. Said Alicea to a reporter: “This is something we are not taking lightly.” “Now,” he went on to say, “they are making it even hard for a person … to get their license up to date.” Here’s what he was reported as saying just two days later, on Friday, in a Worcester paper: “There are some things that need to be addressed. In the long run, is it going to save taxpayers’ dollars? Yes. That’s what people have been asking for.” He’s right. That’s exactly what we’ve been asking for, and what Beacon Hill has been ignoring for years. In the same story, Alicea did express safety concerns but, “despite his concerns, he believes the savings achieved by moving the registry to the free site is what taxpayers want and he is glad the registry will continue to have a branch office in the area.” Yup, not taking it lightly at all. You see, in Boston, when it comes to the Legislature, opinions can change like the wind. When first approached about the issue, Alicea suggested he, along with a couple other liberal lawmakers, would try to convince the RMV to reconsider. Two days later, apparently, Alicea reconsidered. As taxpayers, we do want savings. That is something we would have loved our lawmakers to consider when approving a fiscal 2010 budget that taxes us to the end of creation. And they’re not done yet. It is more than just disingenuous when Alicea — or any lawmaker — says people want tax sayings. It’s disingenuous because neither he nor many of his colleagues has done much to stop our money from being ripped from our wallets. Remember when voters wanted to repeal the state income tax? Lawmakers practically went ballistic warning that if we did that, our taxes would have to go up in other areas. Well, we didn’t repeal it and guess what? Those taxes in other areas? They’ve still gone up. Alicea is a nice guy. So are Sen. Stephen Brewer and Sen. Richard Moore, but nice doesn’t put food on our tables or yours. Money does. And Beacon Hill hasn’t given one hoot about that for years. If they did, the half-baked package of reform they just passed would have been done a long, long time ago. So here’s a question we all should answer: When will we finally get fed up enough to change the direction of the wind?

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TO THE EDITOR Former town couple will miss Moonstruck To the Editor: I just had to write on this article. I am one of the many people who made Moonstruck not only a morning part of my life, but a daily, very often daily part of my life. When we moved to North Carolina in July 2006 that was one thing we missed. Every time we came home to visit, our first and last stops were Moonstruck. Anytime someone came to visit us, we’d beg, please stop by Moonstruck and bring down coffee. Well I can at least say that the last visit from my aunt and uncle from Charlton (where I lived, exactly 1.7 miles from Moonstruck) brought down two carafes of Moonstruck French Vanilla coffee for us. It was so yummy. Everyone there was family and I will miss

them all a lot. I do hope that Doreen and Joy find another spot for Moonstruck, as it really was the best coffee we, my husband Jim and I, had ever had. And the people were so wonderful. It’s great to have a place you could walk in, they knew you, knew what you wanted and how you wanted it. There is no way that the joy this small coffee shop could ever be replaced. We wish Doreen and Joy the best and so hope that the next time we come back up north there will be another Moonstruck. It was even a place where customers knew the customers, since we were there all the time.

JIM AND MARCIA THOMPSON NORTH CAROLINA

Officials should talk about Town Hall closings To the Editor: I think it is time for the Town Hall offices themselves to think about what they can do to cut costs. They have already gone to the Police department and they had to make some deep cuts; hopefully, not to the point were the town does not have the proper protection at all times. The fire department had to give up some new equipment and pay raises. The highway department was shut down for two weeks. In the article “Override talk gets serious treatment” (Charlton Villager, July 17), this is not an answer mentioned at all. Getting all the same toilet paper, only cutting the lawns every other week, shutting off the street lights (but not at the cost of safety). These are all things we could do at any time to save money and we should look at all of these ideas to help cut back the town budget. But I did not hear anyone talk about shutting down the town hall for a few days, or at least have it broken down so a third of the work force take a day off at a time, for instance. We all have to give up some things and the town is not growing as fast as it has in past years, so why not take time off without pay as the rest of the offices have. No one is asking to give up jobs, just to cut back on the hours. It’s being done in private industry in almost all

sectors. This is not the time to go with Prop 2 ?; the state is already raising taxes. The states unemployment is at 9 percent and we all know someone that has lost a job. Who is paying for all these people on unemployment? We are. Look how many homes foreclose in our own town. We do not need another increase at this time. It is time to look what we can do to keep the town safe and still running. I have lived in this town for over 40 years and I think it is time to slow things down and take a look at what we are doing to this great town of ours. No, we are not that small, backwoods town we were, but we do not have to try to be like the big cites. Look at some of the salaries that the town has given out and the benefits we offer. Maybe we should be looking at some of these options. Can some of the jobs be made part-time? I feel that the town has to take responsibility for its budget and if we cannot meet it with some small sacrifices, it is a copout to put the burden on the townspeople. As stated above, officials have hit the working departments, now it’s time to look at those who sit in the offices at Town Hall. MICHAEL J. BROWN CHARLTON

SOUND OFF! Poor planning with parking at library Sound Off: What’s going on with the parking at the Charlton Library? You go there, you can’t get a spot.

I don’t now how this got passed. If there’s any game going on at the ballfield, there’s no parking; there’s signs out saying you can’t park in the library parking lot. I think it was pretty poor planning.

SOUND OFF!

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Who knew? Turns out those of us prone to uttering a profanity (or two, or three, or 3,000) might be on to something. That’s good news to someone who (not proudly, mind you) counts himself as a casual swearer. What’s even better news is that there’s a support network out there for people like me. Allow me to introduce the Casual Swearing Appreciation Society (CSAS). Never heard of them? You can find the group on Facebook. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Apparently there are some IRD S 557 members to date. That’s an awful lot of bad EST language being thrown around. WALTER BIRD But wait! There’s more! According to researchers at Britain’s Keele University, those who swear are capable of enduring pain 50 percent longer than those who don’t. According to work done by a Dr. Richard Stephens, swearing helps us downplay being hurt in favor of “a more pain-tolerant machismo.” That would explain the guy at the local gym my friend and I affectionately refer to as “Grunting Guy.” Even with headsets on, a TV turned on and the gym’s own music being pumped through, you can still hear “Grunting Guy” (actually, I’ve learned his name is George) across the room. Turns out, apparently, he’s onto something. Could it be that by grunting loudly (perhaps substituting for a swear) he’s able to endure more reps, more pain? At least he’s sticking to grunting and not expletives. My wife blames me for turning her tongue sour when it comes to colorful language. Me? I plead the Fifth on that. I will admit, however, that I swear. I swear a lot. I try not to around my son, but it slips out now and then. He just looks at me and shakes his head. When I get hurt, I swear even more, and you know what? I think I beat these researchers to their conclusion a long time ago. I’ve always found that, say if I swing a hammer inadvertently down on a thumb, if I let loose a string of obscenities the pain does seem to subside more quickly. Call it mental, but the study at Keele University seems to back that up. As part of the study, according to a BBC report, 64 volunteers were each asked to dip a hand in a tub of freezing water for as long as possible, swearing at will. Then they were asked to repeat it, this time replacing the expletive with a word used to describe a table. Lo and behold, these human guinea pigs were able to keep their hands submerged longer while swearing. Are you a doubting Thomas? I suggest, then, my dear readers that you test out the theory. Fill up the nearest bucket with ice-cold water. Grab a hammer. Maybe a bat. Then have at it. Dunk your hand. Whack your thumb. Bash your knee. And let fly the swear words of your choice (I suggest doing so out of earshot of the kiddies). Did it work? Inquiring minds (this one) want to know. According to researchers, swearing triggers the body’s natural “fight or flight” response. Our heart rate accelerated, repeating the swear word “may indicate an increase in aggression, in a classic fight-of-flight response of downplaying a weakness or threat in order to deal with it.” Word of caution: While you may be tempted to employ this fight or flight technique the next time you find yourself engaged in an argument with your significant other, I’d suggest you choose much more wisely. As for the aforementioned Casual Swearing Appreciation Society, or CSAS? On the group’s Facebook page, the following description is given: “Are you the sort of person who often gets that dirty sideways glance from some [jerk] when you pepper your speech with the odd swear word? Then this is the group for you. There is nothing wrong with casual swearing! The word f*** for example is truly marvellous (sp) as it is perhaps the only word in the entire English language which can be used as a verb, an adjective and a noun in a single sentence whilst remaining both aurally (sp) gratifying and grammatically correct. For instance, ‘F*** the f****** f******.’ Lets stop p——-g about and continue to swear like troopers. Casual swearers, unite!” Quite a few folks appear to have taken heed. Like “Nathan,” who wrote on the CSAS Facebook page: “F*** yeah! I also like that this group appears to be British. Rock on, my farflung f****** and thank you for your exotic cursery.” “Keely” added: “What a f****** brilliant group!” Is there really anything else left to say?

Sound Off is an anonymous forum allowing for opinions, ideas, suggestions — basically whatever’s on your mind. E-mail [email protected] A verifiable return e-mail address must be included for verfication. Or call 508-7644325, ext. 5, to leave a Sound Off message. A return phone number, for confirmation purposes only, is required. All Sound Offs will be checked for accuracy, although it is understood that, often, it is the writer’s opinion. Get ready to Sound Off !

Walter Bird Jr. may be reached at 508-909-4107, or via e-mail at [email protected]

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has tried to emulate the sibling he looked up to.

“He was always the big brother. He was always the guy you aspired to be like,” Carty said. So far, Carty has somewhat followed in his brother’s footsteps. He

STURBRIDGE — A Pan Mass Challenge rider rides off into the sunrise early Saturday morning.

eral life lessons. “There are a lot of good people out there. Life is short,” he said.

served three years in the U.S. Army on active duty as a military intelligence analyst. His brother chose a more exotic type of military career — serving on a nuclear submarine after graduating from the U.S. naval Academy. Committing to the event has also served as a way to help Carty shed some pounds and boosted his health. Carty said he weighed 268 pounds in February, and through a rigorous training regiment that has him wake up at 5:30 a.m. many mornings to ride before going to work, he now weighs 30 pounds less. The Pan Mass Challenge was just the turning point he needed in the battle of the bulge. “I needed that commitment,” he said. Carty said his goal is get under the 200 mark, but said he may not make it, after recently being sidelined from training for a month. Carty fell off his bike in June and broke his collarbone, which stopped him from riding for a while. He plans to keep up the riding hobby after finishing the PMC. He is back in the bike seat now often riding 32 miles in one day. One obstacle had stopped Carty from participating in the PMC before now — fundraising. “I always wanted to do it,” said Carty who has watched event since 2001 after moving to Charlton. He was unsure whether he could raise the $4,200 PMC requires each rider to contribute. So far, Carty said he has raised about $3,000 toward that goal. If he falls short, Carty said he’d be required to pay the difference. Since the inaugural Pan Mass in 1980, $240 million has been raised for cancer research, according to the organization led by Billy Starr. Despite the pressure, Carty said the experience has taught him sev-

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salaries and $5,000 in training funds. Pervier said the receipt of a state grant used to pay dispatchers covered the $29,000 cut in that salary line item. Also included is a cut, from 40 to 20, in the number of seniors that will be allowed to participate in the senior tax work-off program. The program has seniors work for the town, not for money, but to reduce their property tax obligation. The move saves $10,000, according to Senior Center Director Elaine Kingston,

and would take effect Jan. 1, 2010. The fire department will lose $30,000 from its salary line item, according to an email form Cloutier who did not indicate how the cut would be implemented. The burden on the DudleyCharlton Regional School district will also be a little lighter. The district cut its sewer costs by $20,500 in the wake of lower sewer rates, according to District Finance Administrator William Trifone. The School Committee still has to approve the cut in its own budget, according to Craver.

The final step of the process, town meeting approval, has yet to be scheduled. Selectmen did not set a date last week. Town meeting voters approved an unbalanced budget last year, knowing it would have to come back to them for approval. One item did survive the cuts — the $3,000 lease of the Charlton Grange. Craver recommended selectmen not cut that item. Town meeting voters last year approved the funding. One town employee even received a raise in the budget. Selectmen approved

increasing Assistant Town Clerk Darlene Tully’s hourly wage to $17.07, up from $15.83. Selectmen were required to at least increase her rate to $16.66 per hour as approved by town meeting. Selectmen Chairman Rick Swensen spoke and voted against the $17.07 rate. “I have a hard time agreeing beyond the minimum,” he said. Selectmen also traded slight disagreements over some of the cuts. Walker opposed the senior program cut saying they are the most vulnerable during tough fiscal times. Thirty-nine sen-

iors currently use the program. “These people have been invaluable to many different groups in town. They have helped out all over the place,” she said. “I think you are cutting a very delicate place.” Craver said selectmen could “relook” at the cut in October. Selectman Peter J. Boria noted the police budget would have to be boosted $29,000 next year to make up for this year’s reduction. Selectmen also were glad to have avoided a Proposition 2 1/2 tax over-

ride to close the budget gap. “I think [this] shows calls for Prop 2 1/2 overrides were premature,” said Selectman David M. Singer of a possibility that had been discussed earlier this year on what cuts to make. Selectmen also lauded town employees for their ideas. “I am saying this for the press. We owe a debt of gratitude to the department heads,” Swensen said. Ryan Grannan-Doll can be reached by phone at (508) 9094050, or by e-mail at [email protected] m

Walker on cell phones: ‘I don’t think we need one’ BUDGET continued from page

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per month per phone, according to town documents. The new plan is $11 per month. The moves are being made to implement a $7,000 cut in the town’s $20 million fiscal 2010 budget selectmen approved last week. The town will spend $7,000 less than this year’s cell phone budget. The cut did not specify who, if any, would lose their phones, besides those who have already turned them in. Craver said the review, which she plans to do with Selectman David M. Singer, would explore who could perform their job without one. It will also including researching other ways to save money, such as switching carriers. Craver said the town could offer reimbursements to town employees who use their personal cell phones for work. Town Planner Alan I. Gordon, she said, already receives a stipend for using his personal phone. While there are no final determinations as to who will keep their phones, new documents and interviews shed light on how town workers need or use them. Cemetery Superintendent James Burlingame, who used 481 minutes last month on a $37.87 monthly plan, said losing his would greatly hinder his ability to do his job. Burlingame, who does not have staff and functions as a department head, said he use the phone to take calls from gravediggers, funeral homes and families looking to buy burial plots. “I don’t think my phone comes into question,” he told a reporter via his town issued cell phone. “It would be tough to do without it.” Burlingame said he tries to direct some of his business to his office, where he can use a landline phone. Police Chief James A. Pervier, who talked on his phone for 1,075 minutes last month on an $80 monthly plan that includes text messaging and e-mail abilities, uses his phone for regular police business, among other things. A Charlton resident recently sent an e-mail to Pervier’s town account asking for medical assistance. Pervier received the message on his phone and got the man help. That’s not the first time it has occurred, he

said. “They have for a long time,” Pervier said. Pervier has also taken calls from the media on his cell phone. On average, Pervier talked an average of1,024 minutes a month over the past year, according to town records. Craver, who talked for 1,040 minutes last month on an $129.18 monthly plan that includes e-mail charges, said she needs her phone to do her job. Besides taking and making media calls on it, Craver said she often receives calls from town officials early in the morning. Earlier this year, she took a call from a reporter while she was in Las Vegas, NV. “My phone is a way to keep moving and be efficient,” she said. “It allows me to be accessible 24/7.” When asked about whether her phone could be placed on a cheaper plan, she said, “I’m open to saving money on all the phones.” Karen Gauvin said, as a conservation agent and deputy director for emergency management, she uses her phone for both jobs. Gauvin said she had not been approached to surrender her phone. “I think my phone is safe,” she said. “It is a good way to keep in touch.” Records show Gauvin’s town cell phone was used for one minute last month, and averaged 21 minutes per month for during the past year. The plan costs $37.87 per month. Building Commissioner Curtis J. Meskus, who talked on his phone for 200 minutes last month at a monthly cost of $78.00 (including e-mail), said he needs his phone to do efficiently do his job. Meskus said he uses it to photograph building conditions and keep a journal of his inspections as he is required to do. He “occasionally” uses to make a voice call. His currently carrying one device is a departure from when he used to carry another cell phone, a separate camera and a separate personal digital assistant (PDA). The camera and PDA did not have monthly charges. As the one of the town’s technology coordinators, Meskus said he also uses his phone to deal with those issues. Meskus said he would “not efficiently” be able to do his jobs with-

out the device. “I would have to procure another device to do my required inspection reports,” he said. When asked if he would be open to receiving a stipend for using his personal cell phone, Meskus said he would rather pay the town for any personal calls he made on a town cell phone. “Everything needs to be looked at,” he said. Several other town employees have cell phones for their jobs. Senior Center Director Elaine Kingston, who uses hers for visiting elderly residents, has one, along with her colleague, Outreach Coordinator Debra Ciseluk. Kingston talked for 795 minutes last month and Ciesluk for 157, according to records. Kingston’s plan costs $44.71 per month, Ciesluk’s is $37.87.

Police Lt. Carl Ekman and Fire Chief Charles E. Cloutier Jr. each have one as well. Ekman spoke for 228 minutes last month for $94.42, while Cloutier spoke for 492 at an $88 cost. Both plans include e-mail, while Ekman’s also has texting abilities. Highway Superintendent Gerry Foskett talked for 261 minutes last month at a $37.87 cost. Animal Control Officer Ann Sellew spoke for 1,675 minutes last month at $39.72. Hazardous Waste Director Ed Gauthier talked for 365 minutes last month at a $41.97 monthly cost. Ryan Grannan-Doll can be reached by phone at (508) 909-4050, or by e-mail at [email protected]

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week. State Rep. Paul Kujawski, D-Webster, and state Senator Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge, are cosponsoring the measure. The old law was not sufficient, Wojnar said. “The law was basically vague and did not cover it,” he said. Alicea called it a “loophole.” The effect the bill could have is still unclear, according to the Janet Fine, the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Office of Victims Assistance. “I think it would have an impact,” she said. “In my

experience, there have certainly been circumstances … [where] the issue of consent came into play.” Fine said victims are often reluctant report the incidents because they feel they might have consented to the affair. Fine said she hopes the bill give victims one more reason to report their inappropriate affairs. Updating the law is necessary, according to Alicea, who said these types of cases happen too often. Although he did not mention it specifically, one recent case illustrates the issue. Former Holyoke teacher Lisa Lavoie has pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated and statutory rape after allega-

tions of having a tryst with a 15-year-old student, according to the Boston Globe. The pair ran off together to West Virginia before the charges were handed down, where authorities later found them in a motel. Wojnar said the bill should not be construed as criticism toward teachers. “The vast majority of teachers are hardworking professionals. This is not trying to paint teachers in a bad light,” he said. Ryan Grannan-Doll can be reached by phone at (508) 9094050, or by e-mail at [email protected]

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Friday, July 24, 2009

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BUSINESS Have Your Parents Made Their Financial Plans?

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Pit bulls’ reputation of being attackers was seemingly reinforced earlier this month when one of the dogs bit Southbridge Officer Michael Sullivan. Indeed, the dogs seem to get more publicity and spark more fear than most breeds — insurers even require owners to get extra coverage for them. Meanwhile, state lawmakers are again mulling legislation to crack down on what many consider to be vicious dogs. But do pit bulls deserve such a reputation? Southbridge Animal Control Officer Kathy Shields doesn’t think so. For two years, she’s owned one named Fiona. “What matters is how they’re brought up. It’s case by case, not breed by breed,” she said, adding that mistreatment by the owner is usually the cause of any dog’s aggression. Jose Vega, 18, agreed. Although his family has had Chihuahuas and cats for years, he got his first pit bull, Honey, last year. “I love pits. People think they’re vicious, but they’re really friendly,” he said while walking Honey on Cross Street. “Dogs, they smell fear. If somebody’s afraid, they can smell it and that’s what I think makes them aggressive.” But it’s also controllable, he added. His mother was originally afraid of Honey “because she’s big,” but Vega stopped the dog every time she growled and as dog and woman got to know each other, things went well. Vega said he knows at least 20 people with pits; whenever one of their dogs has puppies, they get passed around the neighborhood upon weaning. His friend, Mike Garrido, said he doesn’t have one, but seeing them all “makes me want to get one.” “So far, every pit I’ve ever met hasn’t tried to bite,” he said. “If you don’t show fear, and show them love, they’re good.” Vega noted he does know people who have raised their pits to be aggressive. “They’d keep their dogs in a cage because they knew anyone who came near would get attacked,” he said. “If I’d trained [Honey] to be vicious, she wouldn’t be around you.” Indeed, Honey let a complete stranger come up and pet her without any sign of aggression. Regardless of cause, aggressive dogs may soon be subject to more stringent legal control. In January, state Rep. Brad Hill, D-Ipswich, filed a bill (H. 1977) to define how local ACOs should deal with “at risk” and “dangerous” dogs, while stating, “no program shall regulate these dogs in a manner that is specific as to breed.” This is at least the bill’s third goaround, since it was also filed, in a somewhat different form, the last two sessions. According to co-sponsor state Rep. Todd Smola, R-Palmer, the bill aims to give municipalities “something to go by, which doesn’t exist in law now.” Among the other cosponsors are representatives Anne Gobi, D-Spencer, and Jennifer Callahan, D-Sutton. During his four years as Palmer selectman, Smola was involved in seven dog hearings with a variety of circumstances, including children being attacked and owners with criminal records.

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firm hand,” the site states. “… Problems arise when one does not understand dog psychology, seeing the dog as having human emotions, and ends up with a dog that thinks he is the boss of the house. For a smaller, not as powerful dog, people can sometimes get away with this, however, for a powerful breed, one really needs to understand and follow this concept of keeping a dog.” All dogs treat their human family as members of their dog pack — and large breeds will try to become “alpha” unless the humans make it very clear from puppyhood that’s not acceptable. “Lines are clearly defined and rules are set,” it continues. “You and all other humans MUST be higher up in the order than the dog. That is the only way your relationship can be a success.” In the same vein, Shields observed the largest dogs will be friendly, obedient and gentle “so long as they’re trained and worked properly.” Among other things, dogs in general need plenty of exercise. According to Kenneth Phillips’ extensive Dog Bite Law Web site, there are six major “danger signs” that have been linked to fatal dog attacks — the dog is home with no master present; a pit bull, Rottweiler, Akita or chow chow; in a pack; chained or tethered; male (especially if un-neutered); and/or either the dog or the person is new to the scene. Sullivan’s incident involved at least three of those. Regarding pit bulls, Phillips noted, “In 2008, 65 percent of the fatalities were by pit bulls.” “The presence of any one factor indicates danger,” Phillips writes. “Two or more of these danger signs should be avoided at all costs.” Elsewhere, however, Phillips notes there’s a “false impression” that the breeds predominantly responsible for fatalities —partly due to their size — are also responsible for dog attacks overall. That, he writes is “a much broader problem … involving all dogs and all dog owners.” He reinforces Shields’ view that any dog can be turned into a killer or an attacker by circumstance, mistreatment or inept handling. “[W]hile banning the pit bull might lower the number of human deaths, such a ban would probably not reduce the number dog bites in any significant manner,” he wrote. “After the United Kingdom banned pit bulls in the 1990s, a study showed that the number of dog bites remained the same even though the number of pit bulls had steeply declined.” When asked if she had been attacked by pit bulls, Shields said she had. “Yes, but I’ve been attacked by Chihuahuas and golden retrievers,” she said. “I have 20 years of experience, and I’ve been bitten from my head to my toes.”

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“It’s a very difficult position for a selectman to be in,” he said. “As an animal lover, it ripped my heart out to make such a decision. … The sad thing about it is it’s the owner’s responsibility; the animal doesn’t know any better if the owner trains him in a vicious manner.” The bill defines “at risk” as “when unprovoked, engages in any behavior that requires a defensive action by a human or domestic animal to prevent bodily injury,” acts “in a highly aggressive manner” while in its yard if it “appears to … be able to … escape,” or is owned by someone cited more than once a year for allowing the dog to run loose. It defines “dangerous” as having killed or seriously injured a person or domestic animal or continuing “at risk” behaviors after the owner has been warned. Under the bill, ACOs can require “at risk” dogs to submit to “any or all” of five possible outcomes for up to two years — microchipping, obedience training, vaccination, increased security by the owner and/or limitation of ownership to those age18 and older. “Dangerous” dogs can be subject to the above list plus neutering, muzzling whenever off owners’ property, or euthanasia. Smola said one goal was to avoid local laws that ban specific breeds, since “in some families, those dogs can be very docile.” “I don’t believe it’s those animals — it’s their owners, who are breeding them and teaching them bad behavior for their own reasons,” he said, noting he’d like to eventually see laws that require owners to get professional dog training to license their animals. Sullivan said last week’s bite was the first time he’s had a problem with any kind of dog in his 21 years on the force. He was bringing a piece of mail from across the street, where police were involved in an investigation, to the dog’s house and knocked on the door. It was slightly open, so the dog pushed his way on to the porch and bit Sullivan. “Our ACO now has the dog and is seeking a new home for him,” Sullivan said. “He had all his shots, so we don’t have to worry about rabies.” Records in the Town Clerk’s office indicate there are 12 licensed American pit bull terriers and 108 pit bull or pit-crossbreeds in town. Julie Pena said the most common breeds and mixes in town in recent years, in no particular order, have been Labrador retrievers, Chihuahuas, golden retrievers and German shepherds, with Chihuahuas probably being number one. Pit bulls, by contrast, “are probably in the middle or near the end,” she said. Southbridge has had a total of 3,222 licensed dogs over the last few years. The Web site www.dogbreedinfo.com notes that purebred American pits are sometimes registered as Staffordshire terriers, depending on which kennel club the owner belongs to. Historically, the dog has been a popular symbol, used in numerous ads, cartoons and even World War I posters. Among the famous owners have been President Theodore Roosevelt, Helen Keller and Laura Ingalls Wilder, it states. Regardless of who the owner is, that person needs to carefully train a pit bull because the breed is so strong; the breed was founded as a fighting dog. “The American pit bull terrier can be willful with meek owners and needs a

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CALENDAR SATURDAY, AUG. 8 CHARLTON — Hot Rods for Homeless Animals, a classic car show presented by F.O.C.A.S., will be held from 2-11 p.m. at Howlett Lumber and Charlton Flea Market at Trolley Crossing. This family friendly event will be the hottest car show in Charlton! Admission is $5; Kids 10 and under free. The cost is $20 to register your classic or hot rod car and/or bike. Sponsors needed and vendors are welcome. Register at www.focascharlton.org/hotrods.htm or call Brent at 508-294-5800. This show is a qualifier for Cruisin' New England. Help F.O.C.A.S. Raise $125,000 for construction of the new Animal Shelter in Charlton.

TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY, AUG. 11-12 DUDLEY — The Shepherd Hill Cheerleaders will be holding a Cheer Clinic for those interested, ages 4 and up, at Shepherd Hill Regional High School. The Cheer Clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $50. For a brochure please contact Loretta Andre' at [email protected] or 508-943-6742. Individuals do not have to have prior training in cheerleading. Each day they will learn cheers, dances, tumbling, stunts, and make new friends. Many games will be played and on the second day we will put on an exhibition for family and friends at 2 p.m., so bring your camera!

SATURDAY, SEPT. 12 FISKDALE — Cindy Bullens live in concert at St. Anne’s Shrine, 16 Church St. at 2 p.m. in the outdoor pavilion, across from the Angel of Hope Memorial Garden. Cost: $5 per adult. At the end of the concert we will lay a flower at the base of the angel in memory of your child/children. The flowers will be provided. Please RSVP by Aug. 22.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, AUG. 14-16 CHARLTON — Gateway Players Theatre, Inc. will present the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at the Charlton Charlton. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and youth under age 18. For information, call Gateway Players at 508-764-4531 or visit www.gatewayplayers.org. This production is funded in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Commission, a state agency, admin-

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 20 CHARLTON — The Providence and Worcester Railfan Club 2009 Model Railroad Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Overlook Hotel and Reception Room, 88 Masonic Home Road (Route 31). The cost is $4 adult, 12 and under free. The event features model train dealers and operating layouts, food and refreshments by Overlook Catering. The P&W Railfan Club is a 501c (3) nonprofit organization.

ONGOING Harrington offers Alzheimer’s support grouP- The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 7- 8:30 p.m. in Conference Room I at Harrington Memorial Hospital. All caregivers of persons dealing with memory loss and family members are invited. For information, contact Roger Lamontagne, LICSW BCD at 508-764-2423.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY CHARLTON —Charlton Baptist Church's Celebrate Recovery celebrated God's healing power in our lives through eight recovery principles and the Christ-centered 12 Steps. This experience allows us to be changed. We open the door by sharing our experiences, strengths, and hopes with one another. In addition, we become willing to accept God's grace in solving our life problems. By working the steps and applying their Biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive, and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates a stronger personal relationship with God and others. As we progress through the principles we discover our personal, loving and forgiving Higher Power — Jesus Christ. Celebrate Recovery is held every Friday, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Charlton Baptist Church, 50 Hammond Hill Road. For more information, call Elaine at 508-248-7597 or visit charltonbaptist.org

FRIENDS INVITE PUBLIC TO MONTHLY MEETING CHARLTON _ The Friends of the Charlton Public Library invites the public to attend its next monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. T in the children’s story room on the lower level of the library. New members, current members and non-members are always welcome. We will continue our discussions of new events and programs. Our photography/calendar contest is underway and

LEARNING College campus moving next door to Charlton BY GUS STEEVES STAFF WRITER

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.” To start things off, she’s planning to meet with her equal at the college next week to see how the two libraries can cooperate. “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 town 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 that need educated workers and breathing some life into local firms. Gus Steeves can be reached at 508-909-4135 or by e-mail at [email protected]

The coming of Quinsigamond Community College has been common knowledge for weeks, but the college finalized its lease arrangements last Wednesday. Starting this fall, it will hold classes in Building No. 5 of the American Optical complex in Southbridge. “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 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 noncredit 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 environmental 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 Trinity Catholic Academy rents the second floor, he added. 11 Pine St., Southbridge, MA “Hopefully, it’s a first step in getting other schools to come to the area,” School Committee Chairman Jack Jovan said. “The

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we anticipate another tremendous response. We will be launching our supermarket receipts program in the near future and will release our first quarterly newsletter later this winter. As always, meeting attendees are invited to enjoy a cup of gourmet coffee, tea or hot chocolate, courtesy of the Friends. Light refreshments will also be available. For more information about the meeting or the Friends group, please call the library at 508-248-0452 or contact Phyllis Hanlon at 508-2485161 or [email protected] CHARLTON — Kids have a free trip to a camping adventure filled with Bible stories, music, games, skits and crafts as Charlton Baptist presents SonRock Vacation Bible School (VBS) in July. SonWorld Adventure Park will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, July 20 to 25, at Charlton Baptist, 50 Hammond Hill Road. A closing program will be held in the evening on Friday, July 24. The SonRock theme is centered on 1 John 3:1, “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” Kids will learn about how their lives can be transformed by God’s great love for them. Charlton Baptist’s free VBS program is open to children entering kindergarten in the fall (must have completed one year of preschool) to the sixth grade. A community service project program is also available for seventh- and eighthgrade students. Registration will be accepted at 8:30 a.m., Monday, July 20. To register early, download a registration form at www.charltonbaptist.org and mail it in. For more information, call Charlton Baptist at (508) 248-4488. SOUTHBRIDGE — Step up to the plate at mini-Fenway Park and hit a home run for a local girl batting cancer in the process. The fifth annual Aislen Cipro Wiffle Ball Tournament will be held Sunday, Aug. 9 at Edgar McCann Field on Henry Street in Southbridge. The tournament, sponsored by the Southbridge Little League, will benefit Aislen and her family. Aislen is battling neuroblastoma, a cancer of the sympathetic nervous system. She has been battling the disease for most of her life. This year's tournament will take place at Edgar McCann Field so as to take advantage of the league's new press box and concession stand, while also offering numerous locations for Wiffle Ball fields. Teams of kids and adults have enjoyed the tournament over the last few years, making it a fun time for all. Registrations will be accepted throughout the month of July, but spots may fill up quickly, so visit southbridgelittleleague.com/wiffle.html for more information, and send in your team's registration today

Murphy named to Dean’s at Saint Rose ALBANY, N.Y. — SHANNON MURPHY of Charlton, was among 750 students named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at The College of Saint Rose.

Two from Charlton make college Dean’s List BOSTON — ALLISON J. HARWICK and CORI A. WOOLDRIDGE, both of Charlton, made the Dean’s List for the spring semester at Emmanuel College.

Three from Charlton graduate from FSC FRAMINGHAM — On Sunday, May 17 NICOLE LEIGH GIARD, who earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree, KRISTEN LEIGH MORELL, who earned a Bachelor of Science Degree, and KATHLEEN E. CADARETTE, who earned a Master of Education Degree, graduated from Framingham State College. All are from Charlton.

Breault earns degree from Norwich U. NORTHFIELD, Vt. — TRACEY LYNN BREAULT of Charlton received a degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering during commencement exercises May 10 at Norwich University.

Bresnahan graduates from Roger Williams BRISTOL, R.I. — The following local resident was among over 1,000 students from Roger Williams University who received degrees during the university’s SHANNON BRESNAHAN, of Charlton, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Roger Williams University during commencement exercises Saturday, May 23.

Wolcott graduates from NEIT WARWICK, R.I. — TIM WOLCOTT of Charlton Graduated from the New England Institute of Technology with degrees in automotive technology and automotive collision repair. Named to the Dean’s List, he received the “Best of Tech” award in automotive collision repair technology.

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OBITUARIES Stasia C. Gasparik, 93 WEST BROOKFIELD — Stasia C. (Ruda) Gasparik, 93, formerly of Webster, passed away Monday, July 13, in Quabaug On The Common in West Brookfield, where she was a resident for the past four years. She leaves behind her 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; 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 the 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 Quabaug. Stasia’s family would like to extend a sincere “Thank You” to the nursing staff, especially the nurses’ aides, who made their mother feel so very special, also the Quabaug Chimers and the Activity Girls. Stasia’s Funeral Mass was held 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, assisted Stasia’s family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Activities Fund at Quabaug On The Common, 47 East Main St., West Brookfield, MA. 01585. On Line Guest Book: RJMillerfunerals.net.

Marie Agnes Lemay, 89 WEBSTER and THOMPSON — Marie Agnes (Bety) Lemay, 89, of 63 Jezierski Lane, died peacefully Monday, July 13 . She leaves her six children, including two sons and four daughters, Robert Lemay and his wife, Jeanine, of Dudley, Jocelyne Porter and her husband, Joseph, of Oxford, Yolande Jones and her husband, John, of Hardwick, Sylvie Howard and her husband, John, of Charlton, Rene Lemay and his wife, Sally, of Woodstock, Conn. and Connie Jezierski and her husband, Alan, of Thompson, Conn.; a brother, Joseph Bety and a sister, Lydia Giroux, both in Canada; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews Her husband, Lucien Lemay, died in 1971. She was born and raised in Quebec, the daughter of the late Adelard and Exelia (Lemay) Bety. Marie and her husband came to Webster from Quebec in 1960. She lived 36

years in Webster and the past 13 with her daughter in Thompson. She worked several years at Angelo Fabrics. Mrs. Lemay was a member of Sacred Heart Of Jesus Church and the Ladies Of St. Anne and was a devoted weekly adorer at the Emmaus Center. Marie was an avid gardener and loved the outdoors, most of all she loved spending time with her family. Her funeral was held Thursday, July 16 from the Bartel Funeral Home & Chapel, 33 Schofield Ave., Dudley, with a Mass in Sacred Heart Of Jesus Church, 16 East Main St., Webster. Burial was in Sacred Heart Of Jesus Cemetery, Webster. Memorial contributions may be made to Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, Emmaus Center, 17 East Main St., or to Sacred Heart Of Jesus Church, C/O Rectory, 18 East Main St. both Webster, MA 01570.

Jeannette E. Pirani, 80 CHARLTON — Jeannette E. (Gaucher) Pirani, 80, of Brookfield Rd., died Saturday, July 18 in the Harrington Memorial Hospital, 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 a 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 at the Daniel T. Morrill Funeral Home, 130 Hamilton St., Southbridge. Burial in West Ridge Cemetery, Charlton, will be held at the convenience of the family. Visit www.morrillfuneralhome.com.

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Kevin J. Hickey, 62 WEST BOYLSTON — Kevin J. Hickey, 62, of West Boylston, died Friday, July 10 in UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester. He leaves two brothers, Francis R. Hickey, Jr. and his wife, Patricia, of Auburn and Robert P. Hickey and his wife, Joyce, of Montgomery, N.Y.; five sisters, Sandra A. Cook and her husband, Donald, of Scituate, Sheila T. Raymond of Rochdale and her husband, the late Albert Raymond, Sharon P. McManus of Charlton, Cheryl Jalbert and her husband, Daniel, of Shrewsbury and Patricia D. Kneeland and her fiancée, Gerald Boudreau of West Boylston; 20 nephews and nieces; and 37 grandnephews and grandnieces. His brother, Richard K. Hickey predeceased him. Mr. Hickey was born in Worcester, the son of Francis R. and Doris G. (Becklund) Hickey. He was a 1966 graduate of South High School. Mr. Hickey was a baker for more than 40

years, had been employed by Gerardo’s Bakery as head baker for over 10 years, had previously owned Hickey’s Bakery in Auburn with his brother, Francis and had worked at Helen’s Bakery. He was a Vietnam war U.S. Navy veteran serving aboard the U.S.S. Hammerburg from 1966-1968, and later serving in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He enjoyed fishing and riding his motorcycle and loved his family. The funeral was held Friday, July 17 from O’Connor Brothers Funeral Home, 592 Park Avenue, Worcester with a Mass in Our Lady of the Angels Church, 1222 Main St., Worcester. Burial was in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. Visit oconnorbrothers.com.

Mary B. King, 86 SUTTON — Mary B. (Tolman) King, 86, formerly of Church Street and Stone School Road, died Wednesday, July 15 in the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough. Her husband, Francis H. King, died in 1989. She leaves two sons, Thomas F. Donahue Jr. of Bokeelia, Fla. and Michael P. Donahue of Canterbury, N.H.; six daughters: Margaret F. Dolbow of Goffstown, N.H., Ellen C. Mahoney of Sutton, Sheila Viel of Charlton, Elizabeth Mosher of Douglas, Cornelia Messier of Lee and Joan M. Donahue of Sutton; a brother, Robert Tolman of Knoxville, Tenn.; and a sister, Eleanor George of Millbury; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces. She was born in Worcester and is predeceased by her parents, John and Alice (Beck) Tolman and a brother, John Tolman. Mary was a former assistant at the Sutton Town Library for 10 years, retiring in 1988.

She then became a member of the Board of Registrars in Sutton. She was a member of the First Congregational Church, the Sutton Historical Society and was a former volunteer at the Sutton Senior Center and Waters Farm. Her Memorial Service was held Saturday, July 18 in the First Congregational Church, 312 Boston Road, on the Common in Sutton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of the Sutton Seniors, 19 Hough Road, Sutton, MA 01590. Mulhane Home for Funerals, in Millbury assisted the family with the arrangements. Mary’s family wishes to express a special thank you to the staff of the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center of Westborough for their outstanding care of their mother. Condolence book and directions available at www.mulhane.com.

William F. Dickson, 50 CHARLTON — William F. Dickson, 50, of Burlingame Road, died Tuesday, July 14 at UMASS Medical Center, after an illness. He leaves his wife, of 15 years, Elizabeth (Tetreault) Dickson; his children, Eric and Nicole Dickson, of Charlton; his parents, William and Sheila (Post) Dickson, of Cotuit; two sisters, Stephanie Halpern, of Basking Ridge, N.J., and Laurie Roche, of Needham and Cape Cod. He was born on April 9, 1959 in Boston, and grew up in Sturbridge. He graduated from Tantasqua High School in 1977, and attended North Adams State College.

He enjoyed playing soccer, basketball, and spending time with his family and friends. A funeral Mass was held Friday, July 17 at Notre Dame Church, 446 Main St., Southbridge. Memorial contributions may be made to the Neuro Trauma Center, c/o UMASS Memorial Foundation, 338 South St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545. The Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home, 51 Marcy St., Southbridge, directed the arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.BelangerFuneralHome.com

Kenneth A. Eldred, 43 CHARLTON — Kenneth A. Eldred, 43, of 41 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 10 a.m. at J. Henri Morin & Son Funeral Home, 23 Maple Terrace, Spencer. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Spencer. Please omit flowers. Visit www.morin-morrison.com.

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CHARLTON — The 30th annual Dudley-Charlton Summer Tennis Clinic was held the week of June 29 at Charlton Middle School. While it was a challenging week in terms of the weather, clinic director Jim Kane said it was a success. Top left:. The kids show off the “Charlton Super Dagwood Tennis Sandwich” with their balls and racquets. Top right: The participants in the tennis clinic pose for a photo on the last day. Right: A camper shows her moves while standing on an eight board invented by Jack Braudy, a friend of Kane’s in California, that helps creates the forehand of tennis star Roger Federer. Left: A camper receives instruction from Jessica Bove, left, a junior at the University of Connecticut who attended Notre Dame Academy and was a contributing member of a team that won three state tennis championships.

Mingori, Hurley take 60th VFW Road Race SOUTHBRIDGE — A bright sun and a slight breeze greeted the 122 runners that participated in the Leonide Lemire VFW Post 6055 60th Anniversary Road Race on Saturday, July 4. The race starts at the post headquarters and ends at the post for refreshments, trophies and the prizes. The race is reputed to be the second longest consecutively run road race in the country, right after the Boston Marathon. The overall winner at 27:57 was Dave Mingori of Charlton. The female winner at 34:58 was Carol Hurley. The Roland Hetu Trophy for the first-place male veteran was Corey Davis at 28:26. Mingori also was the first Tri-Community area winner. The first TriCommunity area female winner was Danielle Clouthier at 35:21. The oldest finisher was Steve Thurston, at 73 years of age, who finished 114th. The youngest finisher, at 9 years old, was Bennet Farrell, who finished at position 54 with a time of 39:35. The competition was well presented with state Sen. Richard Moore (DUxbridge) bringing five runners. The runner coming the farthest was Kristen Mohamed from Scottsdale, Ariz. “Kudos for making this another successful event go to coordinator Dale Ames and Central Mass Striders for scoring and timing, Traci Flynn, the Southbridge Fire Department, the Southbridge Police Department leading the racers and controlling traffic, the volunteers from the Post 6055 and its Men’s Auxiliary,” said race coordinator Harry Voyagis. Top 10 Finishers: 1. Dave Mingori, Charlton 27:57 2. Kyle Dunn, Sturbridge 28:01 3. Jason Croteau, Webster 28:16 4. Corey Davis 28:26 5. Charles Davis 28:40 6. Russell Trottier, Whitinsville29:36 7. Matt McDonald 29:59 8. Garrett Danna, Sturbridge 31:04 9. Justin Deary, Uxbridge 31:05 10. Keith Pellerin 31:07

Dave Mingori of Charlton won the 60th Anniversary Road Race with a time of 27:57.

The first Tri-Community area female winner was Danielle Clouthier, who finished the race in 35:21.

Carol Hurley was the first woman to cross the finish line July 4.

Left: Bennet Farrell was the youngest person to finish the race, at 9 years old, with a time of 39:35. Right: State Sen. Richard T. Moore, left, sits with members of his team of runners and their families.

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SPORTS State finalists go down to wire in PBA contest QUABOAG, MARIANAPOLIS, NORTH BROOKFIELD EARN VICTORIES 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 min-

utes to play) both teams stepped their game up, making the game a well-played, back-and-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.

A Shepherd Hill player brings the ball down the court. Nick Ethier photos

A member of the Shepherd Hill PBA team dribbles the ball during the Hill’s contest against Quaboag July 16.

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SOUTHBRIDGE — Step up to the plate at mini-Fenway Park and hit a home run for a local girl batting cancer in the process. The fifth annual Aislen Cipro Wiffle Ball Tournament will be held Sunday, Aug. 9 at Edgar McCann Field on Henry Street in Southbridge. The tournament, sponsored by Southbridge Little League, will benefit Aislen and her family. Aislen is battling neuroblastoma, a cancer

of the sympathetic nervous system. She has been battling the disease for most of her life. This year’s tournament will take place at Edgar McCann Field as to take advantage of the league’s new press box and concession stand, while also offering numerous locations for Wiffle Ball fields. Teams of kids and adults have enjoyed the tournament over the last few years, making it a fun time for all. Registrations will be accepted throughout the month of July, but spots may fill up quickly, so visit www.southbridgelittleleague.com/wiffle.html for more information, and send in your team’s registration today.

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FAMILY Get Kids Up-To-Date On Vaccines Before They Go Back To School (NAPS)

Attention moms and dads! We know your back-to-school season checklist is already full with summer camps, shopping, play dates and maybe another trip to the beach or the lake. However, there’s one more thing that you shouldn’t forget—the back-to-school wellness checkup! Even if immunization records are not required for school entry, the summer is a perfect time to schedule your child’s annual physical exam. During this checkup, your child will be measured, weighed and checked for overall wellness. Your doctor will also make sure your child is up-to-date on all appropriate vaccines. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) includes the chickenpox vaccine on its list of recommended vaccines for school-age children. Chickenpox (also called varicella) is a highly contagious disease. The most common symptoms of chickenpox are rash, fever, headache and general discomfort. Although usually mild, chickenpox can sometimes lead to less common but serious complications such as pneumonia. “Vaccines can be an incredibly valuable tool for maintaining children’s health. Between the introduction of the chickenpox vaccine in 1995 and 2003-04, there was an 85 percent decline in chickenpox disease,” said Keith S. Reisinger, M.D., MPH, a pediatrician in Pittsburgh, Pa. and medical director of Primary Physicians Research. Varivax® (Varicella Virus Vaccine Live) helps prevent chickenpox in people 12 months of age and older. Your child should not get Varivax if he or she is allergic to any of its ingredients, including gelatin and neomycin; has a weakened

immune system, such as an immune deficiency, an inherited immune disorder, leukemia, lymphoma or HIV/AIDS; takes high doses of steroids by mouth or in a shot; has active tuberculosis that is not treated; has a fever; is pregnant or plans to get pregnant within the next three months. Varivax is given as a shot to people who are 12 months old or older. If your child is 12 months to 12 years old and your doctor gives a second dose, the second dose must be given at least 3 months after the first shot. A second dose should be given to those who first get the vaccine when they are 13 years old or older. This second dose should be given 4 to 8 weeks after the first dose. Your doctor or health care provider will use the official recommendations to decide the number of shots needed and when to get them. For a complete 2009 vaccination schedule visit the CDC’s Web site at: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/ schedules/child-schedule.htm. Data from a CDC survey showed that less than 20 percent of adolescents 13-17 years of age without a history of disease had received both recommended doses of the chickenpox vaccine. “The two-dose recommendation was instituted in 2006 to help further reduce outbreaks and provide better individual protection,” said Dr. Reisinger. “We’ve made great strides in increasing immunization rates across the board but we have some work to do with making sure more kids receive both doses of the chickenpox vaccine.” The implementation of a chickenpox vaccination program has significantly reduced the frequency and severity of chickenpox in the U.S. Because it is better to help prevent a disease than to treat it, parents should talk to their child’s doctor to make sure appropriate vaccines are received on time. Important Information About Varivax

Helping Children Cope with Cancer In the Family (STATEPOINT)

One of the most difficult challenges for those facing cancer is telling their children or grandchildren they are sick. Avoiding the conversation can be harmful. Approaching it without careful thought can leave scars that may never heal. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1.4 million new cancer cases were diagnosed last year. One in four had a child younger than 18. “A parent’s cancer diagnosis more common than automobile accidents, more frequent than abuse and more widespread than natural disaster, yet many struggle to have an open, honest conversation about their diagnosis with their children,” says Kathleen McCue, author of the new book “Someone I Love Is Sick,” the first tool of its kind designed to help children ages two through six cope with a parent’s or grandparent’s cancer. “A severe parental illness can cause children distress and developmental problems, but when managed well, the family crisis can produce resiliency and strength,” says McCue, who is donating all proceeds from her book to The Gathering Place, the cancer support center that spearheaded the book’s development. Though each child is different and there is no way to know exactly how a child will respond, McCue says parents should keep the following in mind: * Use the word “cancer:” Trying to hide the word sets children up to hear it somewhere else where you can’t immediately address their fears. * Ask what they think cancer is: Their answer will help determine what they already know, any misconceptions they have and how

you should start the conversation. * Explain what will happen next: It is important they know that, to get better, you will be going to the doctor more often or that you may need an operation. Let them know that as you go through treatment, your mood will change. Some days you won’t feel sick at all, but other days you might be tired, sad or irritable. * Use child-friendly resources: For young children, enlist in resources like “Someone I Love is Sick,” which uses colorful, age-appropriate illustrations and simple statements that focus on the feelings and realities of cancer situations in a non-threatening manner. The book’s pages are unbound, so parents can arrange pages based on the stage of the cancer journey and the family’s specific situation. * Reinforce that you still love him or her: This is often a child’s greatest fear because they think the illness will make their parent love them less. They also worry no one will be there to take care of them. Assure them you are still their parent and they are still loved and will be taken care of. * Don’t make promises you may not be able to keep: Tell the truth, and use caution when making promises. Let children know when you don’t know something. * Don’t limit it to one conversation: As time passes, your child will absorb and process more information, which will result in more questions or a change in attitude. For more tips and resources for talking to kids about cancer or to purchase the parents’ or grandparents’ versions of “Someone I Love Is Sick,” visit www.SomeoneILoveisSick.com or call (216) 595-9546. All proceeds support those touched by cancer by funding free programs offered at The Gathering Place.

High Cholesterol: Managing the Risks and Living a Healthier Life (STATEPOINT)

Susan Brooker thought she was doing all she could to take care of herself. The 60-year-old exercised, ate healthy, and stayed active. As an avid softball player, she spent months training to play in the August 2009 National Senior Games. In preparation for the competition, Susan went to see her doctor for a routine checkup. After a thorough physical and blood tests, Susan was diagnosed with high cholesterol. “I was really surprised. I had family members who suffered from high cholesterol, so I knew a little about the disease. My physician assistant, Ronnie Diem, PA-C, took the time to explain that because of my elevated cholesterol, I developed atherosclerosis, which is the buildup of plaque in the arteries.” “Atherosclerosis can develop silently over many years and may have no symptoms,” Diem said. “Elevated cholesterol increases your changes of developing buildup of plaque in the arteries. Patients like Susan may be unaware of the problem because they can’t see or feel the disease.” In addition to Susan’s elevated cholesterol, she had other risk factors, such as her age and family history. “My total cholesterol levels were too high — over 200 mg/dL. And since my grandfather had a history of heart disease, Ronnie explained that I was considered to be in the ‘at-risk’ category,” Susan said. Ronnie told Susan she was going to have to make some lifestyle adjustments if she was going to be in peak condition for competing in the Senior Games. “I wanted to get Susan eating right and exercising differently,” he said. “In addition to these lifestyle changes, based on her elevated cholesterol and additional risks, I

felt a cholesterol-lowering statin medication was necessary.” The goal was to reduce her LDL (bad) cholesterol and raise her HDL (good), so Ronnie prescribed Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium). “In clinical trials, Crestor has been proven to be a highly effective cholesterol treatment option. It is the only statin approved by the FDA to slow the progression of atherosclerosis at any stage of the disease as part of a treatment plan to lower cholesterol to goal,” he said. Since Susan was diagnosed, her total cholesterol has dropped, and her LDL and HDL levels are where they should be. “My experience has taught me that even if you think you’re healthy, you should exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and get your cholesterol checked.” Susan recommends finding support from others working to maintain their target cholesterol goal and joining programs that help you set and achieve these important goals. You should know statins aren’t right for all patients with high cholesterol. Doctors perform blood tests before and during treatment to monitor liver function. Crestor has not been approved to prevent heart disease, heart attacks, or strokes. As with any medications, you should always monitor side effects. Unexplained muscle pain and weakness could be a sign of rare but serious side effects and should be reported to your doctor right away. Some other side effects can include headache, muscle aches, abdominal pain, weakness, and nausea. Remember to talk to your doctor about your cholesterol. For more information about Crestor, the full prescribing information and the Crestor 360 support program, call 1-800CRESTOR, or visit Crestor.com.

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Your child should not take aspirin or aspirin-containing products for 6 weeks after getting Varivax. Varivax may not protect everyone who gets it. Varivax does not treat chickenpox once your child has it. The most common side effects are fever; pain, swelling, itching, or redness at the site of

the shot; chicken-pox like rash on the body or at the site of the shot; irritability. Your doctor has a more complete list of side effects for Varivax. Prescribing information and patient product information for Varivax are attached, and are also available at www.merckvaccines. com.

Fun Ways To Improve Your Child’s Math and Reading Skills (STATEPOINT)

Improving your children’s literacy skills needn’t be a dry experience better left to their teachers at school. Parents and kids actually can have fun together while stimulating children’s minds. “Parents need to get creative and plan fun activities that help children improve their reading, math and learning skills,” says Sharon Darling, president and founder of the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL). “You don’t have to spend a lot of money or go on big trips, you simply need some imagination.” Here are some great ideas from the NCFL for inexpensive and fun activities that can get kids thinking and learning: * Combine reading with a fun excursion: Visit a museum and bring home a book about animals, science or art that you can then read together. * Make it a counting day: Count your child’s stuffed animals together. Count clothing items as you dress him or her. Go to the store together and have your child count the money to pay. Count cars on the road on the way there. * Bring science home: In advance of the day, take out a science experiment book from the library and then perform simple experiments at home together. For example, start growing a vegetable or plant from a seed and then chart the growth and draw pictures. * Act out stories: Use reading techniques

that increase effectiveness, such as changing your voice for different characters and adding verbal sound effects. Talk about the story to reinforce comprehension, and read it again because repetition helps children learn words. “My older kids and I would act out the stories, playing parts, throwing on costumes from whatever we had in the closet,” says Jan Goldstein, the best-selling author of “The Bride Will Keep Her Name” and recipient of the President’s Award for his volunteer work with inner city youth. “I like to take on characters, accents, make them laugh or make it even spookier. British and Irish accents are my forte. And I do a mean cow,” he adds. When choosing books for your children, make sure to tie them to your child’s interests and that help them develop critical life skills. “I choose books for my eight-year-oldthat have distinctive voices that allow my daughter to find characters facing choices that come up in her life: How to choose a good friend. How to view prejudice. How to laugh at oneself,” says Goldstein. Above all, children need good role models when it comes to literacy. “Kids need to see their parents reading for pleasure and exercising their brains in different ways,” stresses Darling. For more ideas for smart family fun, visit www.famlit.org.

Girls Need Strong Female Role Models (STATEPOINT)

According to educators and researchers, girls need strong female role models to succeed at school and in life. However, in the frenzied wake of national spectacles like Britney Spears or Lindsey Lohan, a scarcity of intelligent and strong female role models appear in books, TV shows and music — which is causing increasing concern for parents and teachers alike. Indeed, a survey conducted last year by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers in England found that inappropriate pop stars and celebrities topped the list of role models for adolescents. Driving home the problem was hotel heiress and reality TV star Paris Hilton, who came in sixth on the list. “Sadly, far too many adolescent and teenage girls in the U.S. have lost the confidence and self-esteem they possessed in grade school,” says Barry Hoffman, author, former grade school teacher of 30 years and father of three. “They are exposed to characters in contemporary literature and media who play second fiddle to male leads or are portrayed as weak and submissive, following teenage boys as if they don’t have minds of their own.” Popular book and film franchises, such as the megasuccessful “Twilight” series, are touted as premier young adult entertainment.

However, although “Twilight” has reached millions of tween and teenage girls, some criticize it for doing so without a strong, trustworthy and admirable female protagonist. The gothic story depicts a female teenager willing to dispose of her mortal life for the crush she has on her high school vampire boyfriend. Many studies, issued by such organizations as the National Eating Disorders Association, Temple University, the Girl Scout Research Institute and others, show that girls are consistently faced with negative messages in popular culture — from near-unachievable body images to submissiveness. Many of the messages promoted by fictional characters and media creations stand in stark contrast to current, real-life role models such as Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Meg Whitman and Oprah Winfrey, among others. “Parents and teachers need to provide adolescent girls with reading material that will empower and excite them, by showcasing female characters to whom they can relate. Unfortunately, there aren’t enough books like this,” stresses Hoffman, who is the author of the new young adult adventure novel, “Curse of the Shamra,” which squarely aims to present a healthy role model to adolescent girls through its fallible yet confident female

protagonist. On a recent 30-city radio tour, Hoffman explained that though opportunities for women are opening up, outdated thinking still persists when it comes to designated roles of men and women in popular culture, politics and business. Girls respond best to books with strong young female role models who can help them build self-esteem and confidence said Hoffman, whose new book depicts a young girl taking control of her life rather than being defined by her male or other hierarchal or societal relationships. The story shows what happens when a society is threatened by outsiders and only a teenage girl stands between freedom and slavery. Hoffman, who currently lives on a teacher’s pension, also feels strongly about giving back to one’s community. Heeding the message of President Obama, he is donating 10,000 copies of his new young adult novel, “Curse of the Shamra,” to middle school readers and underprivileged kids and students nationwide. Schools, libraries, organizations and individuals can v i s i t www.ShamraChronicles.com, to be considered as recipients for his donation. “As an author,” Hoffman says, “this is my way of giving back.”

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HOME & GARDEN Tax Credit Provides Incentive For Homebuyers (NAPS)

With low interest rates and an abundance of inventory, buyers are seeing that now is the time to buy. And for those who were previously on the fence, the recently approved 2009 first-time homebuyer tax credit is becoming the incentive they need, allowing buyers to save thousands on a new home this year. The $8,000 tax credit is available to first-time homebuyers who purchase a principal residence between January 1, 2009 and December 1, 2009. First-time homebuyers who qualify are those who have not owned a residence during the three years prior to the purchase. Unlike previous homebuyer tax credits, this credit does not have to be repaid and can be used as a down payment toward the purchase of the home. For many interested buyers, this tax credit not only provides financial support, but it allows many to realize the dream of homeownership that they may not have qualified for previously. The details of the credit are similar to the one offered in 2008 and include the following requirements: • Buyers must close on their home purchase by November 30, 2009. • Buyers must ensure that they are qualified first-time buyers under IRS guidelines. • Buyers must decide which year to file

under, 2008 or 2009. • Buyers must file an amended 2008 return or choose to apply the credit to their 2009 tax return. The success of the tax credit thus far has increased support for legislation that would extend the tax credit beyond the current deadline, as well as that which would open it beyond first-time buyers. This is just one of many efforts under way to help people such as you achieve the dream of homeownership. With all of the requirements and restrictions for this credit, the key is to work with a real estate professional who knows the local market and specializes in buyer representation—such as an agent who has earned the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) designation. Administered by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC), the ABR designation is awarded to Realtors who have undertaken special training to help them guide buyers through the intricate process of the home purchase. The expertise of ABR-designated Realtors is further demonstrated in the professional experiential requirement all candidates must meet. To find an ABR-designated agent nearby and to receive a free copy of the REBAC-published “Homebuyer’s Toolkit,” visit www. REBAC.net or call (800) 648-6224.

A home of your own may be easier for your family to finance than you may have feared, thanks to new tax legislation.

Enhancing The Sophistication Understanding Reverse Mortgages Of Your Front Door (NAPS)

For homeowners looking to improve the outward appearance of their home— and make a more exquisite first impression on those who come to visit— opportunity is knocking at the front door. Decorative doorglass puts the beauty and mystique of handcrafted glass at your door. But before making your choice, there are a number of factors to consider, including opacity (for privacy), caming (the metal banding that joins panels of glass together in a design), style, door configuration, shape and size. The enduring designs of doorglass can be tailored to fit your lifestyle, create curb appeal and personalize your home. For example, ODL’s V e r a n d a

External Grille uses handcrafted micro-granite textured doorglass to create privacy while admitting natural light into the home, for a

hint of Old World charm. “The wrought ironinspired design will help to enhance the style of any home. Not only is the grille rust resistant, the scrollwork is hinged, making it easy to open and clean,” explains Laura Garza, ODL product manager. “The Veranda External Grille also features a hidden hinge and magnetic latch, which enhances the sophisticated aesthetic of the design.” The Veranda External Grille doorglass is available in the following sizes: 22 x 64 inches, 8 x 64 inches, 22 x 80 inches, 8 x 80 inches, 22 x 48 inches and 8 x 48 inches. For more information or to locate a dealer near you, please visit www.ODL.com or call 1-800-769-0759.

Decorative doorglass puts the beauty and mystique of handcrafted glass at your door.

Choosing The Right Mulch

New types of recycled rubber mulch can be a low-maintenance, eco-friendly alternative to other ground covers. (NAPS)

If you’re looking for a simple way to add new life to a garden, boost curb appeal or spruce up your landscaping, it could be time to start mulching. Mulch can improve the health of soil and plants by minimizing weed growth and retaining water and nutrients. Plus, a thick layer of mulch helps protect roots from cold weather and extreme heat—all while helping to define flower beds and “edge out” bushes and trees. All mulch, however, is not created equal. Yard experts say using the right type can save you work and money in the long run. For instance, mulch made from wood,

gravel or straw often needs to be replaced a few times throughout the year. But mulch made from recycled rubber requires little to no maintenance and lasts years without fading, decomposing, compacting or losing its original beauty. International Mulch Company even manufactures recycled rubber mulches that look just like their natural counterparts. In addition to being used in gardens and beds, the mulches can be spread under playground equipment to keep children safe. An added bonus: The mulch keeps tires out of landfills. In fact, by the end of the year, the company will have recycled more than 200 million pounds of rubber into a full suite of landscaping and playground products—from mulch to mats, and timbers to tree rings. Try these additional mulching tips:? Pre-Mulching Thoroughly rake and weed the area you plan to mulch before adding any ground cover. You might also consider using landscape paper to prevent the growth of unwanted grass or plants in a mulched garden. How Much Mulch? About 2.5 cubic yards of wood mulch will provide 4-inch deep coverage to 200 square feet of garden. But with rubber mulch you only need 11?2 inches as it doesn’t compact. You can find a number of mulch coverage charts and calculators online to help you get a more precise understanding of your needs. Spreading Mulch Generally, you’ll only need a rake and shovel to spread mulch. Start with a pile in the middle of the area to be mulched and spread the ground cover toward the garden’s edges. After the mulch has been spread, fill in bare or thin spots by hand and water thoroughly. For more information, visit www.internationalmulch.com or call (866) 936-8524.

A reverse mortgage can help you get money from your house but check the offer carefully before signing on. (NAPS)

A little forethought can go a long way toward helping you save money and perhaps your home. As reverse mortgages become more popular, homeowners should avoid taking on too much risk, overburdening themselves with debt and falling for misleading marketing, say experts at the U.S. Office of the Comptroller for the Currency (OCC). “Reverse mortgages can provide real benefits, but they have some of the same characteristics as the riskiest types of mortgages,” Comptroller of the Currency John Dugan said. “That means consumers and regulators have to be on alert to emerging risks so these loans are made in a way that is prudent for both homeowners and lenders.” Reverse mortgages provide income or credit to homeowners by letting them tap their home

equity. The Federal Housing Administration insures 90 percent of reverse mortgages, known as Home Equity Conversion Mortgages, or HECMs. These mortgages don’t require repayment until the homeowner dies, permanently moves or fails to maintain the property or pay property tax. Remaining equity belongs to the borrower or the borrower’s heirs. While these loans make sense in some cases, consumers should clearly understand their responsibilities and risks. A few associated risks include: • Deceptive and misleading marketing. The complexity of these products and incentives for some brokers can put the emphasis on making the loan rather than ensuring it’s appropriate for the borrower. • Conditioning availability on other financial products. Because reverse mortgages often involve large lump sum payments, borrowers can be vulnerable to coercive sales of expensive annuities or long-term care insurance. • High fees. Borrowers may also overlook substantial fees. • Failing to pay taxes and insurance and failing to maintain the property can result in foreclosure, so it’s important to be sure these responsibilities are covered. Among national banks, the OCC uses its authority to reduce such risks, but more work with other regulators is necessary to set and apply standards for all reverse mortgages. You can learn more about national banks at HelpWithMy Bank.gov. To talk with a specialist from the OCC Customer Assistance Group, in English or Spanish, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CST, call (800) 6136743.

Renew, Reduce, Refresh With Geothermal (NAPS)—Mastering the three Rs of geothermal— renew, reduce and refresh— can be simple for homeowners who replace their aging, inefficient home comfort system with a new geothermal heat pump system. A geothermal system takes advantage of the free, renewable energy source found in your own backyard to efficiently and economically heat and cool your home. As a result, the system reduces energy costs for the homeowner—sometimes as much as 70 percent. What’s more, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides homeowners with a federal renewable tax credit of 30 percent of the total investment of a geothermal system installation completed before Dec. 31, 2016. This incentive, along with utility rebates and other tax incentives, can make geothermal systems more affordable than ever before. The system burns no fossil fuels, which means it emits no carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide or other harmful greenhouse gases that contribute to air pollution. A geothermal system also rejuvenates an older home by

introducing important quality-of-life benefits. For example, geothermal units such as those from W a t e r F u r n a c e International, Inc. feature two-speed compressors that let the units run longer at partial capacity, reducing frequent on-off cycles and improving efficiency and comfort. With longer run times, a geothermal system is able to In addition to reducing energy costs, dehumidify and filter dust an environmentally friendly geotherand pollen out of the air, mal system reduces a your carbon improving indoor air qual- footprint. ity. Unlike ordinary air condi- geothermal dealer can retrotioners or heat pumps, whis- fit your home to include one. In many cases, the monthly per-quiet geothermal systems savings a geothermal system use no noisy outdoor units offers can offset any monthly that disturb the outdoor environment or neighbors and loan payments for the sysrequire less maintenance tem’s installation, and the than ordinary outdoor units long-term return on investsubject to the wear and tear of ment is likely to be higher. At weather, extreme tempera- the same time, the many bentures and vandalism. Once efits the system offers may installed, the average system help increase the resale value lifespan exceeds 24 years— of your home. Plus, a geothermal system compared to 15 years for an offers a domestic solution to ordinary system. A dealer can easily install a increased energy demands, geothermal system, particu- relying on an energy source larly when replacing another available to homeowners anyforced-air system. If you own where in the U.S. Learn more at (800) GEOa home that does not have an www.waterfurexisting duct system, your SAVE or nace.com.

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Friday, July 24, 2009

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WEBSTER – 15 Brandes Street! Convenient 6 Rm Ranch! Cabinet Packed Eat-in Kit! Frplcd Liv Rm w/Hrdwds! 3 Bdrms w/Hrdwds! Frplcd Fam Rm! Remodeled Bathroom! Many Updates! And More! Don’t Wait! $189,900.00

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WEBSTER – 9 Aldrich Street! 7 Rm Cape w/Wrap Around Farmer’s Porch! 3/4 Bedrooms! Bath w/Bear Claw Tub! Vinyl Siding & Replacement Windows! 11,612’ Lot! 2 – 2 Car Detached Garages! Conveniently Located! $149,900.00

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WEBSTER – 11 Ronnie Dr! Better than New! 2 Yrs! 8Rms! Oak Cabinets! GE Profiles! Din w/Hrdwds! Fam Rm w/Cathedrals! Master w/Whirlpool & Sep Shower! 2.5 Baths! Game Rm! Sec Sys! 2X6! 30x40 Deck w/Hot Tub! 30'AG Pool!! 2 C Garage! 1Acre! Cul-de-sac! $339,900.00

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

DOUGLAS – 9 Jepherson Dr! 10 room Colonial! 2.5 Acres! Beautiful Inground Pool! Granite Applianced Kitchen! Formal Din. Rm. w/Tray Ceiling! FP Fam Rm! 4 Bdrms! Master Ba w/Whirlpool Tub! 2.5 Ba Total! 1st Flr Office & More! $434,900.00

WEBSTER – 121 Thompson Road! Custom 2004! "L" Shaped Colonial! Ideal Place to Live and Work From! 7 Rms! Super Kit! 3 Bdrms! 1.5 Baths! Walk-out Lower Level! C/Air! Porch! Patio! Deck! Turn-around Drive! Walk to Webster Lake! $259,900.00

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WEBSTE LAKE! Spectacular 10 Rm w/Panoramic Views across South Pond! Sunsets! Great for all Water Sports! Master Bdrm Suite that you'll never want to Leave! 3 Fireplaces! 3.5 Baths! 2 Car Garage! Professionally Landscaped! Mahogany Decks! And Much More! $899,900.00

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WEBSTER – 547 School Street! Convenient Located 2 Family! 5/5 Rms! 2/2 Bdrms! Remodeled Kitchens! Hardwoods! Recent Furnace! Replacement Windows! Detached Garage W/Attached Screened Porch! $189,900.00

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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! "Marble" Baths! Glass Sinks! 2.5 Baths! C/Air! Garage w/Storage! 2 BOAT SLIPS! Sandy Beach! Heated Pool! 3 Bdrms! Gas Heat! C/Air! $599,900.00 $249,900.00

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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

DUDLEY - NEW PRICE $239,900

* 1386 sq. ft. * Immaculate * Hardwood Floors * Modern Baths * Kitchen - totally applianced * Cedar Closet 24 Prospect Ave.

* Parquet Floor * Replacement Windows * Central Vac * Updated Kitchen * Lower Level Family Room * Heated 3-car garage 55 West Main St.

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OAKVIEW ESTATES - DUDLEY’S ONLY 55+ Community * Near Shopping TWILIGHT OPEN HOUSE TUES. 6:30-7:30 JULY 28 * 1200 Sq. Ft. * Handicap Laurie Sullivan 508-525-0611 Accessible Jo-Ann Szymczak 508-943-7669 * 2 Bath Directions: Rte 131 to Old Southbridge Rd. to Jons Way Starting @ $229,900

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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

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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

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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

Stephanie J. Gosselin Fine Homes Specialist Helping you make the right move!™ 860.428.5960 47 Route 171, South Woodstock, CT

President's Circle Top 3% Nationwide #1 Agent in Volume in Windham County – 2008

[email protected] • www.stephaniegosselin.prudential.com

43 East Main St. • Webster, MA 01570

508.943.4333

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!

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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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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 - $574,900 Great opportunity... 2-FM plus newer 2700sf Colonial, lge rms, 4 garages, hdwd/tile, fenced yd. 79 & 79.5 East Main St

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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

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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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WHEN YOU THINK OF REAL ESTATE - THINK OF STERLING www.sterlingrealtyhomes.com

OUR 47TH YEAR

REAL ESTATE SERVICES FROM HERE TO HOME

508-832-2262

505 Washington St., Auburn, MA 01501 sullivanregroup.com

Real Estate Group

$224,900

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

454 Main Street • Sturbridge (508) 347-6556 18A West Main St, Rte 9, Brookfield (508) 867-5500

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Professional Associates

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ConradAllen.com

TOOMEY-LOVETT, INC.

Conrad Allen Agent

Webster, MA

508-400-0438

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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.

HOUSE FOR SALE OR RENT 1500 sq. ft. Ranch 26 Acres Very private. Dead end road. Call 860.974.2499 for details. STURBRIDGE LAND FOR SALE 14 acres. Perked and ready to build. Very private. Lake view $65,000 ~ Call 860.974.2499

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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)

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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

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$8000 TAX CREDIT FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS!

508-832-5831 Auburn 1-800-563-7019 www.century21maher.com • [email protected] Licensed in MA & CT

Danielle Therrien

Sue Kusz

Ann Marie Sorensen

Ronald Garabedian

Helen Vangsness

Maryann Johnson

Chic Beland

Janice Ward

Judy Empie

Diane Pacevicz

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Sandra Loughlin Owner/Manager 508-769-2605

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Joyce Johnson Owner/Broker 508-958-1742

Lorraine Jankowski

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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

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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.

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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.

www.century21toomeylovett.com Spencer (508) 885-3443 West Brookfield (508) 867-7064

*** 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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Ranch, Route 16, Webster • Roy Book Binder, 8 p.m., The Vanilla Bean, Pomfret, CT, $15 • Mark Renburke, 6 to 9 p.m., Stoggy Hollow Restaurant, 492 Route 198, Woodstock, CT • Ben Willmott, 8 to 10 p.m., Victoria Station Cafe, Putnam, CT • Shyrne w/White Rose Confession, 9 p.m., Rick’s Billiards, Putnam, CT • Ken Macy, 9:30 p.m., The Gold Eagle at The Laurel House, Dayville, CT • Rick Harrington Band, 9 p.m., The Lake Tavern, Dayville, CT • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, 8 p.m., Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT

SUNDAY, JULY 26 • Shyrne with w/Tucker Jameson & The Hot Mugs, 6 p.m., The Raven, Worcester, • Dana Lewis, 8 p.m., Caffe Sorrento, Milford. • Blues Jam, 2 p.m., The Cannery, 12 Crane Street, Southbridge

• Ronnie Milsap w/The Country Mile Band, 2 p.m., Indian Ranch, Route 16, Webster • Lisa Martin, 2 to 4 p.m., Stoggy Hollow Restaurant, 492 Route 198, Woodstock, CT • James Montgomery, 7 p.m., Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT

MONDAY, JULY 27 • Open Mic, 8 pm, Dark Horse Tavern, 12 Crane Street, Southbridge • 9Teen, 8 p.m., Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT

Sturbridge • RAM, 9 p.m., Lucky’s, Foster, R.I. • ABBA The Music, 8 p.m., Wolf Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT

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THURSDAY, JULY 30 • Dana Lewis, 7:30 p.m., Caffe Sorrento, Milford • Tall Heights, 6:30 pm, Sturbridge Concert on the Common, Sturbridge • Rob Adams, 8 p.m., Ugly Duckling loft @ The Whistling Swan Restaurant, Sturbridge

• Bill McCarthy’s Open Mic (upstairs), 8 p.m., TJ O’Brien’s, Sturbridge • The Flutie Brothers Band, 8 p.m., Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT If you’re a live act that would like to be featured, know of someone else who is, or simply want to let us know about an upcoming gig, email me at the address below. Anything I get before Friday of each week will make the following Friday’s paper. Keep the music live and not so quiet here in Northeastern CT & Central MA! Email Mark: [email protected]

TUESDAY, JULY 28 • Bill McCarthy’s Open Mic, 7:30 pm, Greendale’s Pub, Worcester • Lynn Jolicoeur and The Pulse, 7:30 to 10 p.m., The Copper Stallion, Sturbridge • Dr. John & The Lower 911, 7 p.m., Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29 • Steve Willey, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., TJ O’Brien’s,

Open House Directory Deadline: Monday at 10am

(C) Condo (B) Business (P) Land

(X) Condex (U) Duplex (L) Mobile Home

ADDRESS STYLE TIME SPENCER: Candlewood Drive WEBSTER: Groveland Tr Groveland Tr AUBURN: 7 Pinedale Rd CHARLTON: 101 Smith Rd DUDLEY: 24 Prospect Ave HOLLAND: 5 Deyo Dr OAKHAM: 254 Adams Rd SPENCER: Candlewood Drive DUDLEY: Jons Way

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REALTOR/SELLER/PHONE

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Century 21 Toomey Lovett, Inc. 508-885-3443

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Sullivan Real Estate Group 508-832-2262

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$289,000

Century 21/Maher Real Estate 508-832-5831

RE/MAX Professional Associates/Conrad Allen 508-400-0438 RE/MAX Professional Associates/Conrad Allen 508-400-0438 SUNDAY, July 26

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Weichert Realtors/Jo-Ann Szymczak 508-943-7669

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Olde Village Realty Partners 508-347-6556

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Sullivan Real Estate Group 508-832-2262

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Ben Willmott

JULY 22, 2009

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(2) Circular Clothing Racks (1) Circular Belt Rack Pricing Gun & Tags (2) Crates Coat Hangers Assorted Pictures

(4) Suzuki King Quad Stock Tires

16-Year Old Double Pane Windows

Only Used 7 Months Will Sell For $400 Or Separately (860)974-9946

(2) Mercedes-Benz Alloy Wheels Fit 190-124 Body Style, 1985-1992. Wheel Size Is 6.5” x 15” 1 Wheel Includes Michelin XM+S Alpin Radial (195-65-15) In Near-New Condition. $165 For All

774-230-8816

(2)Sofas $150 & $300

Or Best Offer 508-278-2729 508-282-9997

(3) Oak 24” Captain’s Back Stools

Brand New $150

Yamaha V-Star 1100 Studded Seat & Pillion Pad $200

FitnessQuest Edge Crosstrainer Used Only A Few Times Asking $250 Sears Craftsman Gas-Powered Edger $75 508-892-1550

(6) HEPA Filters 1/3HP, 120V 2x4 Area Output Floor Or Wall-Mount Great For Woodworking Area. Cost New $1000 Sell For $150 Each 1000lb Engine Stand Model 3981

Call 5pm-8:30pm 508-867-6546

12 Outboards 3HP to 35HP

Tempered Glass Cocktail Table

Johnson, Evinrude, & Mercury. All Tuned Up, Checked Out, And Ready To Go. $250-$650

40” x 40” $75

508-885-6657

$50 Each

(3) Brass Hanging/Ceiling Lights 2 With 3 Lamps 1 With 4 Lamps $15 Each

508-987-1104

200+ Music CD’s $8.00 each or 10 for $75. No rap. Email your want list: [email protected] Craftsman Miter Box with back saw. This is not cheap plastic. $65.00.

Call (508)943-7215

15” Horizontal Machinist’s Rotary Turntable BH15, $400 Or Best Offer Call 5pm-8:30pm 508-867-6546

27” RCA Maple Console Color TV Only 4 Years Old, Gemstar, Beautiful Piece Of Furniture. $250 OBO 860-933-6369

With Screens: (4) 22.75”W/40”H (10) 22.75”W/48”H (9) 22.75”W/56”H With Crank Opening (1) 40.75”W/41”H (2) 34.75”W/48”H Asking $50 OBO Per Set 774-262-8929

1960’s Desk And Chair $35 Manual Pasta Maker $10 508-735-9493

1974 Suzuki TC100 1000 Original Miles, Always Garaged. Hasn’t Been Used In 4 Years! $1000 508-885-3136 860-888-5207

197? Ford Lawn & Garden Tractor 20 HP, Hydrostatic Drive, Power Steering, 2-Speed Axle, 3-Point Hitch, Power Angle Plow, 60” Mower Deck, Wheel Weights, Owner’s & Repair Manuals. Older Tractor, But Still Strong! $1500 FIRM Call 860-923-3532 Ask For Ron

27’ Above Ground Pool Top Of The Line Quality (Ester Williams) Includes Brand New Liner, Large Deck, Stairs, Filter, Pump, And All The Accesories. Over $10,000 New BEST OFFER 508-344-0195

1996 Tigershark Two-Seat Jetski & Trailer $1275 5-Phone Executone Office Telephone System $450 Back up Powerpack for Computer, $100 Antique Stainless-Steel Milkcan, $25 Antique Singer Sewing Machine, $50 IBM Selectric Typewriter & Table, $100

508-461-9097

2 Anderson Venting Skylights 22”x46 1/2” $50 Each 8-Foot Tonneau Cover For Pickup Truck $200 (4) Chrome Wheels 15-Inch, Were On Dodge Van. Asking $200 For All 4

Call 508-873-1394

2 Grayish Bucket Seats Fit In 1999 Plymouth Minivan Excellent Condition $70 Each Or Both For $100 2 IBM Selectric Typewriters With Many Elements & Ribbons. $75 Each OBO 508-885-3136 860-888-5207

2 Pianos Both in excellent condition and tuned, Price includes move to 1st floor location in Worcester County. Please call 508-885-3705

20 Foot Dual Axle Flat Bed Trailer Medium Duty. 2500 GVW All Newly Rebuilt. $899 OBO 508-769-2351

2006 Cam Superline Dumping Trailer 14 Feet Long, 6’9” Wide, With 4 Foot Sides. Weighs 4,000lbs Empty, 16,000 GVW. 4 Tie-Downs. Great For Bobcats or Mini-Excavators. $5999 OBO 508-641-3289

2006 Keystone Sprinter Travel Trailer Excellent Condition. 31 Feet, New Tires, Well Maintained, Slide-Out, Awning, Ladder. Sleeps 6. Dual Cam Hitch, TV, AC/Heat. $15,900

Only One Month Old. (1) Blue & (1) Maroon. Paid $439 Each Asking $400 OBO Each 10 Year Fabric Protector. Call Diane 508-344-4777

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3-Year Old Formal Living Room Couch Blue & Gold. Matching Wingback Chair Included. $300 508-832-7414

35MM Camera Pentax K-1000 with assortment of lenses 2 electronic flashes, and many other accessories. Sell all for $220.

Call (508)943-5954 or days (508)943-7704

35mm Minolta Maxxum 5000 Camera AF50 Lens & AF70-210 Lens, Flash & Case. $150 508-278-6123

3HP Horizontal Shaft Motor

508-943-8240

Runs $25

24” Gas Stove

For 2-Inch Receiver New $40

Cargo Carrier $50

36” Electric Range $50

Refrigerator $50

Lawn Sweeper $100 OBO

2 New La-Z-Boy Rocker/Recliners

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(2) Commercial Showcases 6’Wx2’D, 82” High $300 4’Wx2’D, 82” High $250 Both For $500 413-245-1241

8HP Briggs & Stratton Motor New Short Block, Runs $150 508-248-6783

4x8 Open Trailer Newly done over. Asking $525.

Call (508)885-5560

Amana 100 Microwave New Condition $150 508-764-8330

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6 Shaper Bits

Potvin Gold

Never used w/factory coating. 1/2 inch shank. NOT FOR HAND ROUTER. $185.00

Delta Lathe Reproducer Fits 12" & 14" Delta Lathes $450 Backpack Never Used $100

Call (508)943-7215

8-Inch/10-Inch Porcelain Plates All With Children’s Pictures By Well-Known Artist. With Certificates & Numbers, Still In Original Boxes. If Interested, Call 508-347-3238 Will Discuss Prices

Antique Tall, Mirrored Sideboard/ Dresser/Foyer Piece Lovely piece imported from Manchester, England. Over 100 Years Old. Carving, Columns, 7 Drawers, Serving Area, Burl Inlay Detail. Small Shelves For Candelabra. Appraised At $2400 74” High x 63” Wide x 23” Deep.

774-230-1763 508-248-6949 Email For Photo [email protected] Price Is $1250

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

Visit goldredeemer.com For Latest Gold Prices

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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Air Conditioners

Beautiful Furniture

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

508-826-2029

Compaq FS7600

Camcorder

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.

Call (508)341-4659

$140

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

Car Seat

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

Computer

Dinette Set

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

Call 508-259-8805

Call (508)328-3438

[email protected] or 508-637-1046

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

$80

Electric Scooter &

Electric Wheelchair

6-Drawer Table $20

$100

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.

Call (508)340-2098

Corner TV Cabinet

Exercise Equipment

(508) 867-2250

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

FOLDING CREEPER

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

Electric Dryer

508-867-9734

860-974-9811

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

Case Tractor

New, Vetter High Pro 4 With Screens. Measures 76”Long 61”High $650 OBO

Call (508)981-6762

1948 VAC With Sickle-Bar Mower. Asking $1650 OBO

774-272-2459

508-301-0266

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

Dresses

Piggy-Back Washer/ Dryer Combo

APARTMENT LIQUIDATION

Reconditioned Prop

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

Double Window

apartment. $50.

(3) Original Factory Hubcaps

ALSO: Brand New Casio Keyboard LH100

Disney Area Stay

Honey pine finish. Asking, $350.

Automatic Scrubbing Power-Head $500

DISHWASHER

508-864-9223

Good Condition Best Offer For Both Leave Message 860-923-2987

Grandfather Clock

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

Estate Furs

Dirt Bike

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.

(508)765-7322

Walnut, Winchester chime, $200.

Designers Mother-of-theBride Gown Size 8, Pewter color with elegant beading, matching jacket paid $700, asking $250.

Call (508)885-4303

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

508-987-3781

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

Call (508)461-9097

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] Or 774-402-1274

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.

Call (860)244-9544

Hot Tub

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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

508-757-7796 Noon-6pm

LADIES DRESSER

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

w/Seashell Border

508-987-1504

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

Men’s Bicycle

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] 401-316-4793

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

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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

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Gorgeous King Sized Bedroom Set 5 Pieces. Paid $6000 At Rotman’s $1500 FIRM Moving Contact Laurie 508-450-5740

Everything Must Go!!

Call (774)696-3360

508-347-5782

Must Go! Moving Out Of State. Come Find Your Treasures, Large & Small Call For Appointment 774-232-0064

(508)987-8483

2003 RM65 Suzuki Great condition, asking $1200.

Call (774)364-0367 Brand-New

ENTIRE CONTENTS OF 2 STORAGE UNITS

Call (508)949-2528

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Wedding Gown

508-943-2007

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

Never Worn!

(508)864-1092

Bicycle

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

Call (508)987-3143

With 2 leaves, 4 side chairs and 2 captains chairs. Only $500.

508-234-8731

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.

Call (508)234-8034

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.

Call (774)745-0153

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

JULY 22, 2009

010 FOR SALE

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

010 FOR SALE

010 FOR SALE

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

$40

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

508-476-1068

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.

Call (508)832-9981

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

Washer

508-943-2444

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

Call (508)864-8578

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

(508)943-7360

Solid Oak Queen Bedroom Set $750. Lighted round curio end table, $50. Iron twin bed, $200. Steins, $25. Dolls, $25. 2 Bureaus $100 Each

Call (508)867-9222

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.

Call (508)347-2764

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.

Call (508)867-8532

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

Call (508)832-5546

Stereo System Onkyo Components With Bose Acoustimas Speakers $350

Call (508)943-0089

Stereo With Speakers $50

Call 508-278-7958

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

WANTED

We Also Buy BOOK COLLECTIONS, LIBRARIES & ESTATES!

1953 Worcester Junior College Class Ring 508-791-7406

CALL FOR INFO.

Water Heater

508-867-8705 or call Toll Free

877-809-2665

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 (508)347-1223

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

Outdoor Fountain

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

TracVac

Real Ranch Mink Jacket

Old Oak Rolltop Desk

Old-Time Trunk

Snapper Roto-Tiller

Piano

Finnleo, Portable, Comes In 2 Pieces. Perfect For Two. Assembles In Minutes. Simply Plugs Into Standard Household Outlet. $500 508-347-5725

100 GENERAL

B.O. For All 508-278-2729 508-282-9997

IR5003, Used Twice Paid $1295 $950

Sauna

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!

(508)764-6560

Call Don (508)344-9499

With Bagger 15.5 HP $450 508-347-7441

They’re Back!

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.

Call (508)248-6601

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

(508)-365-8528

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.

Unique Bar

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.

Call (508)450-5836

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.

Call (508)278-3317

FREE WOOD PALLETS You pick up. Monday thru Friday 8am-noon. Stonebridge Press 25 Optical Drive (located behind Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center)

109 MUSIC/ARTS

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

205 BOATS

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.

518-480-1143

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

860-214-8302

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

Yard Sale

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.

Call (508)868-1972

71 Chris Craft 31ft Flybridge Cruiser

Yard/Moving Sale

twin 327 engines sleeps 6, full head and shower, all fiberglass. $7350.

Everything Must Go!

Call (508)333-1790

Saturday, July 25th 8am-2pm 157 Podunk Road Sturbridge (Corner Of Ladd Road & Podunk Road)

Larson 1997 Ski-Boat

Call 508-943-5333

FLEA MARKET Open Every Saturday

“Dagger Reflection” Model Red, Good Condition. $300 860-774-2502

200 GEN. BUSINESS

203 SNOWMOBILES

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

225 INSTRUCTIONS

Call (508)949-0482

Golf Lessons

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

260 ANTIQUES

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

265 FUEL/WOOD

2006 570 Panther 2-Up, 579 Miles, Automatic Start & Reverse Like New 1996 ZR580 2300 Miles, Real Fast Sled! Take Them Both For $5900

508-340-5334

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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ACCOUNTING CLERK

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] EOE

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

283 PETS

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

Call 508-234-8139

283 PETS

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.

$600

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

Lovebird Cages

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

Spencer 774-745-0173

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

CASH PAID

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.

Tours 10am-4pm

508-987-0077 205 Federal Hill Road Oxford, MA www.starwoodpetresort.com

286 LIVESTOCK

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”

508-987-2419

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

508-347-3826

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

Harvey Windows

508-949-7040

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

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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

Cleaners Wanted

413-245-4244

CASH PAID

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

Cooks Wanted

Diesel Mechanic Wanted

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 &

WAR SOUVENIRS

I’ll Come To You At Your Convenience. Over 30 Years Experience.

Call: 1-508-688-0847 All Calls Promptly Returned.

DRIVER Part-Time

508-461-9477

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

[email protected] 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

320 MEDICAL/DENTAL

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

Responsible Person

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

Office Specialist

325 PROFESSIONAL

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] Driver

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

EOE

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

400 SERVICES

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?

[email protected]

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

Call (508)865-2227

For your unwanted musical instruments in any condition! *Guitars*Amplifiers*Drums* *Saxes*Trumpets* *Keyboards*Pro Audio*Etc.*

310 GENERAL HELP WANTED

(Docket#: H-12315)

400 SERVICES

TRAVEL U.S.A.! Publication Sales Company now hiring 18 sharp enthusiastic individuals to travel the U.S. Training, Travel, lodging and transportation furnished.

www.LSIMAGS.com 1-800-781-1344

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

508-347-7804 Mobile

413-262-5082

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] yahoo.com

433 CLEANING

* 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 •

Call Rich

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

************** EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY ************** All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to The Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status (number of children and or pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, or any intention to make an such preference, limitation or discrimination. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate that is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertising in this newspaper are available on and equal opportunity basis. To complain about discrimination call The Department of Housing and Urban Development “HUD” toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. For the N.E. area, call HUD ad 617-565-5308,. The toll free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275

505 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

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

Douglas

448 FURNITURE

Have Your Furniture Professionally Restored

C&C Properties

________________________________________

References Available

Affordable Residential & Commercial Cleaning

505 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

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.

Call (508)476-1722

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

Call 978-939-5240

505 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

505 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

505 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

Northbridge

Southbridge

Southbridge

(Linwood)

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.

Call (508)765-5852

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.

Call (508)765-2658

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

North Brookfield

508-829-5853

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

774-258-0147

Southbridge High Street Large One Bedroom Apartment. Cute, Quiet & Clean. $575/Month 2 Bedroom, Very Nice, Quiet And Clean, $675 Per Month.

Call (508)764-3743

508-930-0660

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

Spencer

Call (508)764-2866

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

Spencer

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.

Call (617)645-2811

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.

774-200-1427

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

508-347-1101

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.

774-230-0680

Call (508)347-9623 9am-6pm

Southbridge

Sturbridge

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.

Southbridge

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.

Call (508)637-1074

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

508-347-8115

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

774-287-2205

Webster Beautiful, Large Two Bedroom Apartment. Nice Area, Quiet Street, $750/Month 508-259-4367

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505 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

510 COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS

Webster

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.

Call 508-735-4335

Sturbridge

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

508-269-0855

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

Main Street

Webster Free-Standing Building Excellent For Child Care Center Or Church. Very Clean & Bright!

3200 Sq. Ft. Drive-In Space Large Overhead Door

Call 508-753-3670

Webster For Rent

1000 Square Feet

To 14,000 Square Feet And Anything In Between... Owner Will Give You Price You Can’t Refuse!

508-753-3670

515 CONDOS-RENT/SALE

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

Holland

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

Webster

545 LAND/LOTS

Two Bedroom Apartment Stove, Heat & Parking Included. First/Last & Security No Pets $650

508-450-6421

413-245-4643

Douglas, MA Waterfront Land Unbelievable Opportunity! 1/3 Acre Wooded Lot On Whitins Reservoir. $159,900

508-244-7909

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

510 COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS

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

546 CEMETERY LOTS

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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546 CEMETERY LOTS

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.

Call (508)987-0531

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.

Call (508)987-6180

WORCESTER COUNTY MEMORIAL PARK;

546 CEMETERY LOTS

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

860-935-0039

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

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Junk Cars & Trucks Wanted Large Trucks & Equipment

Cash Paid

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

Sturbridge

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.

$7900

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

508-476-1721

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

Brookfield

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

(508)476-3715

860-377-0396 860-928-1064

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.

725 AUTOMOBILES

Call (860)974-3022

$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

Call (508)987-8486

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

$64,000

1995 Volvo 850 Turbo

Blue, 119k Miles, Good Condition 6 Cylinder Automatic $1,195 obo

1985 Fire-Engine Red Mazda RX7

MUST SELL!!!

2001 PT Cruiser Limited

508-344-2660

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

720 CLASSICS

REDUCED $85,000

Red, Mint Condition. $6500 OBO 508-347-3613

1930 Model A Ford Coupe

401-965-8949

Bill, (508)347-5463

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

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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]

Paxton, MA

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

Two Plots

508-867-2560 Evenings

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

508-868-4662

508-885-1071

700 AUTOMOTIVE

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

Call (508)892-8685

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

546 CEMETERY LOTS

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

Paxton, MA

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.

Call (508)752-8683

REDUCED $5700

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

508-943-5954

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.

508-735-9639

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

Call (508)779-0311

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

575 VACATION RENTALS

575 VACATION RENTALS

Dennisport Cape Cod

Hampton Beach:

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

(508)832-3029

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.

Call 603-926-1867

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508-987-0947

And Farm Equipment

2006 Honda Accord LX

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31k $15,400

$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.

Call (508)949-6914

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.

Call (860)633-0869

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

508-864-3846

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.

Call (508)864-3198

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.

Call (774)280-2630

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

860-792-1168

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.

Call (508)943-0242

2005 Suzuki C50 Boulevard Cruiser Black/Grey, 300 Miles, Mint! $4899 508-885-9892 508-753-5529

Call (508)949-0621

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

JULY 22, 2009

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

750 CAMPERS/TRAILERS

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

750 CAMPERS/TRAILERS

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!

508-832-3164

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.

Call (508)892-8861

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.

Call (508)885-4727

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.

(508)729-9177

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

750 CAMPERS/TRAILERS

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!

Asking $27,000

MUST SELL!

$22,000

Enclosed Room Addition, Plus Screen Room & Deck. Double Loft, Sleeps 10. Fully Furnished & Landscaped. Meadow Ledge Resort May-October $70,500

508-278-6123

1985 Ford F-600 Box Truck low miles, runs good, needs some new brake lines. $1000 or best offer.

Call (508)922-3936

1989 Chevy 1500 Short bed Z71 off road. $1500 or best offer.

Call (774)280-2480

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

(508)765-8848

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

Call (774)272-1192

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

760 VANS/TRUCKS

760 VANS/TRUCKS

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.

Call (508)867-3741

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.

(508)277-7829

Call (508)476-9885

Prowler Travel Trailer 1999 Model 27X

860-634-0581

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

Call (978)697-0706

2003 Isuzu NPU 16 ft Box Truck

Gravely Tractor And Parts

Also:

We Pay More!!

Runs Great! Looks Great! $2100 OBO

Please Call Allison 860-942-3201

Snowplow Diesel, Runs Good

ROSS RECYCLING

Call (508)499-6748

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

760 VANS/TRUCKS

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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

Call (774)230-1437

2005 Ford F350

2006 Ford Freestar 70k $11,500

Call (508)347-7300

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$7,995 Varney’s Garage 508-867-8477

860-928-7165

2006 Ford Freestar

High-top Mini Wheelchair Van Needed

70k $9,900

$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.

(951)522-0573

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

508-736-3114

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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2006 DODGE DAKOTA SLT V8

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2004 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX GTP

2005 CHEVY TAHOE Z71

$7,400

$

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$9,900

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$10,900

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11,900

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2005 NISSAN MURANO SL

$16,900

$16,900

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$23,495

19,900

$

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2006 CADILLAC ESCALADE ESV

2006 HONDA CRV AWD

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$21,497

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2005 CADILLAC STS

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14,495

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$7,400

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9,900

$

2006 DODGE CARGER V6

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2007 SATURN ION

12,495

$

$14,900

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$9,900

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$9,900

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$15,495

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9

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expires 8/10/09

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expires 8/10/09

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10,400

$

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