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backs
RMV
‘Be who you are and be that well.’
Friday, August 21, 2009
Blast f r o m t he past
SUPPORTS
KAPRIELIAN
ECONOMY
TAKING TOLL,
BUT NEW
PROGRAMS
OPENING
IN MOVING
OFFICE
BY RYAN GRANNAN-DOLL
STONEBRIDGE PRESS STAFF WRITER
CHARLTON
— Gov.
Deval
Patrick is standing by the decision
of the state Registry of Motor
Vehicles to open a new branch in
Charlton and close the Southbridge
site.
“I support her,” the embattled
governor
said,
referring
to
Registrar Rachel Kaprielian, during a conference call with
Southbridge Evening News and
other reporters Thursday, Aug. 13.
“The registry like every other
agency … is having to make some
BY GUS STEEVES
STONEBRIDGE PRESS STAFF WRITER
Shawn Kelley photo
WALES — Ben Wohlhueter, 6, of Wales gets a little help from dad as the two check out an antique car during the car
show and rib dinner held at the Wales Baptist Church Saturday, Aug. 17. See additional photos, Page A-8.
Turn To RMV, page A11
This summer’s been a bummer
WET, CHILLY JUNE AND JULY
BURN OFF IN EARLY AUGUST
BY CHRISTOPHER TANGUAY
VILLAGER STAFF WRITER
Summer made a late comeback
this past week — with several days
seeing the mercury flirt with the 90s
— but for many in the area it was
too little, too late.
As sunsets inch their way earlier
and earlier, and advertising circulars and radio jingles tout the start
of the upcoming school year, people
everywhere had been trying to
squeeze as much summer as they
can into the last month of the recreation season.
Its certainly been a washout.
According to the National
Oceanic
and
Atmospheric
Administration
(NOAA),
Massachusetts
accumulated
approximately 7 inches of rain during the month of June. That rainfall
nearly doubled one month later, as
July amassed more than 13 and a
Vets
funds
tight
half inches of rain, stranding
youngsters indoors during the
months most of them look forward
to as a time to enjoy the outdoors.
At Buffumville Lake in Charlton,
Evan Gaylord and Jonathan Irish
got in some late summer fishing on
Monday. Neither Gaylord nor Irish
are particularly anxious to return to
Charlton Middle School.
“There wasn’t all that much time
to do anything,” Gaylord said of
June and July from a boat ramp on
Buffumville. “There was too much
rain, we couldn’t get out.”
In between raindrops, the boys
did their share of hiking and camping, including a trip to New
Hampshire, but even in the sunshine, the incredible rainfall had
them altering their plans. A favorite
fishing spot on Buffumville was off
limits to them after the rain raised
Turn To SUMMER, page A11
Jonathan Irish and Evan Gaylord, both of Charlton did not get to go fishing as often
as they would have liked this summer, due to the immense rainfall.
Although veterans traditionally
have a better employment rate than
most people, the current bad economy, injuries and other concerns are
giving some a harder time than
their fellow residents.
“Think of all the things everyday
Americans are facing with this
economy, then think of facing that
when you’ve just come home from
combat, or are coming and going
out again,” said Tom Tarantino, legislative
associate
of
the
Iraq/Afghanistan
Veterans
Association. “Foreclosure rates in
military communities are four
times higher than elsewhere and
unemployment is two percent higher.”
Add those factors to any injuries
— mental or physical — and the
overall stress of readjusting to civilian life, and it can be “hard to find a
job or focus enough to keep it,” he
said. Tarantino served as a platoon
leader in the Army’s 11th Armored
Cavalry in Iraq during 2005 and
2006.
Southbridge Veterans Agent
Michael Trombley has started seeing some of those vets come forward seeking financial help under
the state’s Chapter 115 benefit program. Although he’s now serving
just eight people that way, Trombley
predicted the number is likely to
grow as people exhaust their unemployment benefits.
“In my opinion, I think this year
we’ll have a very difficult time staying under the $70,000 limit” in the
fiscal 2010 budget, he said. That’s
despite the fact Town Manager
Chris Clark allocated $10,000 more
for veterans’ services this year than
last.
Fortunately for vets, it seems government at various levels is actually stepping up to the plate after
Turn To VETS, page A11
Bidding to buy bonnets
SECOND ANNUAL OSV GALA FEATURES AUCTION
BY RYAN GRANNAN-DOLL
STONEBRIDGE PRESS STAFF WRITER
INSIDE
STURBRIDGE — The Boston Red
Sox and New Englanders living in
small towns during the 1800s would
seem to have little in common.
Fast-forward to 2009, and tickets
to watch a Sox game are just one of
the many items Old Sturbridge
Village (OSV) is auctioning off to
raise money for outfitting its costumed interpreters.
The Village is holding its second
annual gala Saturday, Sept. 12 to
raise money for buying costumes
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for its historical interpreters. The
event will start at 5:30 p.m., with a
“Magic of Old Sturbridge Village”
theme, including wine and dinner.
Organizers are aiming to raise
$75,000 after making $90,000 last
year.
“We will be absolutely thrilled if
the committee meets its goal,” said
OSV President and CEO Jim
Donohue.
Last year’s proceeds were donated to educational causes at OSV,
according to Gala Committee
Chairman Betsy Peppell, of
Charlton.
Last year’s success showed organizers another event should be held.
“It worked last year. So we are
doing it again,” said Auction
Committee Chairman Mary Aucoin,
of Sturbridge.
Turn To OSV, page A9
Courtesy photo
Left to right, OSV Gala organizers Mary
Aucoin, Sarah Hunt, John J. Argitis,
Susan Collins and Elizabeth Peppel holding items that will be auctioned off
Saturday, Sept. 12.
LOCAL
SPORTS
VILLAGER TRIVIA
THE OLD
LEADMINE
UPSET FOR
QUABOAG
PAGE 4
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Born in Greenville, S.C. in
1941, he rose to become one of
the nation’s foremost civil
rights activists. Who is he?
Answer inside.
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STURBRIDGE VILLAGER
• Friday, August 21, 2009
Mosquito control in hands of voters
OVERRIDE NEEDED TO PAY FOR PROJECT
would be deducted from the town’s annual
local aid that it receives from the state. The
debt exclusion money would replace those
funds.
Singer said he also has concerns with taxpayers funding such a small tag item and also
having them pay for a problem that may not
necessarily exist in their neighborhood.
However, Singer stressed that decision should
be up to voters, not him. After hearing Singer’s
concerns, Boria said the decision should be up
to the voters.
“I think we should be at least bring it town
meeting,” he said.
Walker, who voted in favor of placing the
debt exclusion before voters, said the decision
has health implications.
“I guess it is also a health concern,” she said.
Boria said the measure to control the insects
are not meant to exterminate all of them from
the town, but only manage the amount around.
The CMMCP provides insecticide spraying,
does ditch clearing to rid an area of items that
might attract the bugs and larvae control
among other things.
Walker and Singer suggested other ways to
deal with the pesky insects. Singer suggested
residents shell out money and buy a Mosquito
Magnet, a commercial product that attracts
bugs by mimicking carbon dioxide humans
exhale but vacuums the mosquitoes up when
they approach.
Walker, the day after the meeting, said the
town could undertake an effort to educate residents about how to control mosquitoes, instead
of paying for the control project.
“I would be willing to help educate people
about the mosquitoes,” she said. “I think that
is a great idea. Basic education on how to deal
with the mosquitoes is certainly a worthwhile
venture.”
The town could organize a seminar that res-
BY RYAN GRANNAN-DOLL
STONEBRIDGE PRESS STAFF WRITER
CHARLTON — Town meeting voters will
determine the fate of a Proposition 2 1/2 tax
override that would pay for joining the state’s
mosquito control project.
“I think it’s a great idea,” said Selectman
David M. Singer, referring to the project. “I’m
concerned about the cost.”
Selectmen during a Tuesday, Aug. 11 meeting
did not attach an amount by which residential
property taxes would be raised when they
unanimously approved placing it before town
meeting voters. A town meeting has not been
scheduled as of yet, but the next one would
likely be in October, which is when the town
typically holds town meetings.
If approved, the measure would pay for the
$88,000 annual cost of joining the state’s
Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control
Project (CMMCP). Election ballot voters would
also have to approve the override, which would
raise taxes for years to come, for the funding to
move
forward,
according
to
Town
Administrator Robin L. Craver
Selectmen have not yet approved joining the
program, although a Wednesday, July 22 letter
from Board of Health (BOH) Vice Chairman
Willie Stevens states his group approved joining. The health board, however, “can’t join it,”
according to Craver. She said the letter’s intent
was to recommend becoming a member of the
project. Selectman Peter J. Boria said the
Board of Health lacks authority to make that
decision.
Stevens citied health concerns in his board’s
reasons for joining. Mosquitoes can carry
Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile
Virus. Mosquito levels have been higher than
normal this year, according to the CMMCP.
Selectmen last week traded concerns over
raising taxes to pay for the program. The cost
Sturbridge Residents Walk in 21st
Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk
BOSTON — On Sunday, Sept. 13, three residents from Sturbridge will
walk up to 26.2 miles along the historic route of the Boston Marathon
in the 21st annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. They will be
among the more than 8,000 walkers who will participate with the collective goal of raising over $6 million for lifesaving cancer research and
care for adult and pediatric cancer patients at Dana-Farber Cancer
Institute through its Jimmy Fund.
Presented by Hyundai Motor America and its more than 600 U.S.
dealers, the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk gives participants the
unique opportunity to walk along the Boston Marathon’s historic
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route. It is the only event, other than the Boston Marathon itself that
is sanctioned by the Boston Athletic Association to use the official historic Boston Marathon route from Hopkinton to Boston.
“We are grateful to the thousands of determined walkers who are
committed to raising funds for cancer care and research,” says Ann
Beach, director of the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. “The
money raised by the walkers directly benefits not only local patients as
well people around the world as top doctors and researchers utilize the
work conducted at Dana-Farber and its findings.” The Walk has raised
more than $60 million since its founding in 1989.
Walkers may choose to walk one of five routes: the entire 26.2-mile
route, the Hopkinton to Babson College 14-mile route, the Babson to
Boston 13.1-mile route, the Boston College 5-mile route, or the 3-mile
route with patients and their families starting at the main Dana-Farber
campus. For those who are unable to participate in the Walk itself,
there is a virtual walk option, allowing participants to fundraise online
and “walk” on route via an interactive map.
Walkers are treated to a victory party at the Copley Square finish line
complete with medals, food and music. Walkers begin in Hopkinton
between 6:00-7:30 a.m., at Babson College between 9:30-11 a.m., at Boston
College between 10-11:30 a.m., and in Boston at 2 p.m.
To register or make financial contributions for the 21st annual
Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, visit www.jimmyfundwalk.org or
call (866) JF-1-WALK.
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idents could attend or watch on television,
Walker said.
“I think the more education programs we
can do, the better,” she said.
Walker said she is also worried about any
chemicals that might be used to control the
bugs.
The Massachusetts Audubon Society echoed
Walker’s concerns about how control efforts
impact the environment. It opposes spraying in
areas with a low risk for mosquito borne viruses, according to its Web site. Tim Deschamps,
the project director, said his agency sprays
sparingly and that the substance is safe for the
environment.
“We use very small amounts,” he said.
Walker’s suggestion fall in line with several
methods residents could take to control the
mosquitoes. Cover vents to block off tunnels by
which the bugs can travel and use fans to circulate air, which mosquitoes hate, according to
the Web site The Daily Green. Rosemary or
sage placed on cooking grills can also be an
effective repellant, according to www.eartheasy.com. Marigolds planted around yards
emit gases, which are also effective.
The more traditional methods, which the
control project provides to area communities,
are also effective, according to the mosquito
project.
The suggestions come as the state
Department of Public Health (DPH) recently
announced it had detected the West Nile virus
for the first time this year in mosquitoes in
Walpole. They have also found the Eastern
Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in mosquitoes in
Freetown. No human cases of either virus
have been found this year.
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STURBRIDGE — Stageloft Repertory Theater, 450a Main St.,
Sturbridge, Ma announces the opening of its August production of:
“The Sunshine Boys,” a comedy by Neil Simon.
When two retired vaudevillian comedians are asked to revive their
routine for the Ed Sullivan show, we can’t be sure they’ll get past their
old hatred of each other long enough to film the sketch. An absolute
riot of a comedy featuring:
Mark Patrick, Fred D’Angelo, Zack
Murphy,
Sam
d’Entremont, Lacey
Melanson,
Bethany
Iwanski
The play runs from
Friday, Aug. 14 thru
Sunday,
Sept.
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REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
STURBRIDGE
$8,100,000, 71, 73, 75 and 80/98 Hall
Road,
GPT-Sturbridge
LLC
to
Sturbridge DHC LLC.
$238,500, 100 South St., Richard C.
Tessier to Colleen M. Brown and Ryan D.
Brown.
$333,600, 392 Main St., Units 1 and
1A, Drake Petroleum Company Inc. to
Aaliyah LLC.
BRIMFIELD
$218,000, 141 Brookfield Drive, Todd
M. Balderelli and
Jill M. Balderelli to Chih-Hao Wang.
$535,000, 68 Champeaux Road, Jose M.
Martinez III and Rosealee EklundMartinez to Romulus B. Portwood Jr. and
Nicole Portwood.
$220,000, 4 Haynes Hill Road, First
Student Inc. to John P. McCarthy.
$100, 35 Knollwood Road, Aric S.
Kimball and Meghann E. Kimball to Aric
S. Kimball.
$275,000, 93 Lyman Barnes Road,
Charles J. Luszcz and Statia J. Luszcz to
Ryan Stattenfield and Lori K.
Stattenfield.
WALES
$108,000, Haynes Hill Road, Tina G.
Mase and Estate of Priscilla P. Stanton to
Jean M. Herbert and Robert G. Herbert.
THE STATS
Owner-Occupied Housing Units
Monthly cost, with mortgage ($)
Auburn ———————————1,116
Brimfield ——————————1,127
Brookfield ——————————1,105
Charlton———————————1,207
Douglas ———————————1,240
Dudley ———————————1,098
Holland ————————————995
Leicester ——————————1,113
Northbridge —————————1,258
Oxford ———————————1,080
Southbridge —————————1,061
Spencer ———————————1,110
Sturbridge —————————1,292
Uxbridge ——————————1,334
Wales ———————————— 960
Webster ———————————1,096
* Information as of 2000 U.S. Census
SUNRISE/SUNSET
Sat., Aug. 15——6:03 a.m. ——7:338 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 16 —6:04 a.m. ——— 7:36 p.m.
Mon., Aug. 17 —6:06 a.m. ———7:35 p.m.
Tue., Aug. 18 —6:07 a.m. ———7:33 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 19 —6:08 a.m. ———7:31 p.m.
Thur., Aug. 20 —6:09 a.m. ———7:30 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 21——6:10 a.m. ———7:28 p.m.
THE FIVE QUESTIONS
1. The largest lake in the world is located
in: Utah, the Congo, and Siberia, India?
2. What were the Polo Grounds?
3. Who wrote “To Kill A Mockingbird”?
4. What are the three locations of
television’s CSI?
5. Columbus is the capital of what state?
Answers on page 4
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Friday, August 21, 2009
• STURBRIDGE VILLAGER
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Selectmen hear developer’s water needs at Rom’s site
BY CHRISTOPHER TANGUAY
VILLAGER STAFF WRITER
STURBRIDGE — Bertin Engineering’s
Mike Loin is becoming a fixture at the
Sturbridge Senior Center.
Following up on an ongoing public hearing
with the Planning Board, which entered its
fourth session last Tuesday, Loin met with the
Board of Selectmen on Monday to again discuss the fate of 173 Main St.
The parcel, which consists of approximately 44 percent of the parking lot outside the former Rom’s Restaurant on Route 131, is currently owned by JCJ Realty Trust. Before the
town is a proposal for a gasoline/service station and convenience store on the property.
Loin was before the Selectmen this week to
request an additional 607-gallon-per-day allocation of water to the locale.
Loin explained that little more than 800 gallons of water would be used by the facility
each day under the heaviest circumstances.
With 200 gallons already allocated to the parcel, Loin explained the additional 600 gallons
should have come with the land.
By selling off 44 percent of the parking lot,
Loin said the restaurant facility can never
operate at the same capacity as it once did,
therefore using less water if it were to reopen.
Without permission from the Roscioli family — proprietors of Rom’s and owners of the
building, to reallocate the water to the new
auto facility — to move a percentage of sewer
flow from the restaurant building to the proposed station, it was up to Selectmen to determine whether or not the additional water
could be designated to that location.
Ultimately, concerns over capacity at the
wastewater treatment facility led to
Selectmen denying Loin’s request, though
some concerns other than water were presented.
Selectman Scott Garieri, owner of Garieri
Jewelers, which is in the same relative neighborhood as the proposed station and convenience store, said he has recently been flooded
with people concerned about the project.
“They have some legitimate concerns,”
Garieri said. Concerns included noise from
the service station effecting neighboring
motels and residences.
“It’s not really conducive to the motels,”
Garieri said, indicating there are 11 similar
facilities between Hall Road and the
Southbridge town line.
“Do we need another service station in
town?” he asked, “I don’t think so.”
“Where is the true benefit to the town and
the neighborhood around it?” Garieri continued. “I just don’t think that this is a great project for Sturbridge.”
Garieri’s motion to deny the request for the
additional sewer allocation was accepted
three to one, with Selectman Thomas
Creamer voting in the opposition. Selectman
Ted Goodwin was absent.
Conversely, the board unanimously
approved Loin’s next request, which was for
2,867 gallons of water to be used daily at the
new Pioneer Brewing facility at 413/419 Main
St.
Selectman Hal White, who had previously
voiced concerns about the impact additional
allocations would have on the wastewater
treatment plant, said he was willing to take
the risk in this case because the brewery,
which will be accompanied in the former
Basketville facility by B.T.’s Smokehouse and
the Sturbridge Coffee House, will be a greater
tourist draw than the previous proposal.
An additional request by Tim Reardon for
200 gallons per day was approved for a new
house to be built at 84 Old Farm Road. Despite
initial concerns, again about taxing capacity
of the treatment facility, Garieri pointed out
more than 80,000 gallons of water that was
allocated to parcels of land that did not meet
any building standards and would therefore
never have homes or businesses built on
them.
“I think we would be remiss not to tie him
in,” Garieri said.
That request was also approved three to one,
with White as the dissenting vote.
Following a report from Finance Director
Barbara Barry, the board voted to approve
purchase of two new fire trucks.
At a 2008 Town Meeting, borrowing up to
$325,000 was approved for replacement of a
1981, 1,500 gallon per minute pumper truck
that has been sidelined by rust issues. In May
of this year, a slightly newer truck was totaled
in an accident, leaving the Sturbridge Fire
Department short two vehicles.
Barry’s preliminary plan is for the Finance
Committee to approve spending $350,000 from
the town’s free cash fund and borrowing
$325,000 for a maximum total of $675,000 for
the two engines. The Finance Committee
must now approve the expenditures before the
Fire Department can go out to bid for the vehicles.
At the request of Interim Town
Administrator Michael Racicot, the board
also set a date for a Special Town Meeting to
accept
reimbursement
from
the
Massachusetts
School
Building
Administration for the Burgess Elementary
School building project. That meeting will
begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 19 at Burgess
Elementary School.
The necessary follow up election to approve
the debt exclusion for the project will be held
the following Monday, Oct. 26.
Christopher Tanguay may be reached at
(508) 909-4132, or by e-mail at [email protected]
BRIMFIELD — Hitchcock Academy is now accepting donations in
support its educational, recreational and cultural programs through a
first-ever on-line campaign.
With a goal of $2,000, the fund raising effort will be used to replace
the Academy’s boiler so that financial resources can be focused on programs offered at the community center.
“Hitchcock has much to be thankful for in this time of tightened
budgets,” stated Linda Wright, president of the Hitchcock trustees in
a statement on the center’s Web site www.hitchcockacademy.org. “We
have already taken steps to insulate our 154-year-old building, but the
time has come to replace our failing boiler.”
The site’s home page provides a link to a donation form and instructions.
“If you feel Hitchcock is part of your local bounty, please take a
moment to make an extra investment as you are able.” Wright stated.
Music Festival features bands,
brews, cars & food
PRINCETON — From top national recording stars to the best in
local bands, Wachusett Mountain Ski Area is an ideal location to enjoy
music in the great outdoors. For this year’s 12th annual Music Festival
on Sept. 13, Wachusett is featuring six of the top acts from Boston and
Worcester.
After an extensive search, the top six bands selected to play on
Wachusett’s scenic stages at the foot of the ski trails include:
• The Luxury - considered “Boston’s Best Rock Band” and winners of
WBCN Radio’s Rumble competition. The Luxury’s sound ranges from
fast-driving barn-burners, to epic sing-alongs, varying from tune to
tune but retaining a central focus!
• Popular Boston based U2 tribute band, The Joshua Tree, who pride
PUBLIC MEETINGS
Regional
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2
The Tantasqua Resional School District Committee
will meet at 7 p.m. in the Tantasqua Regional Junior
High School Library. Rescheduled from Aug. 18.
Brimfield
MONDAY, AUG. 24
The Board of Assessors will meet at 7 p.m. in Town
Hall.
TUESDAY, AUG. 25
The Conservation Commission will meet at 7:50
p.m. in Town Hall.
TUESDAY, AUG. 25
The Board of Health will meet at 7 p.m. in Town
Hall.
The Planning Board will meet at 7 p.m. in Town
Hall.
The Zoning Board of appeals will meet at 7 p.m. in
Town Hall.
The Conservation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. in
Town Hall.
Fall into the Hyde Library
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NEWS BRIEFS
STURBRIDGE — The start of a new school year is not the only
change in the air as the calendar turns to September. The Children’s
Library at Joshua Hyde Library is planning events to encourage reading while celebrating the fall season.
Registration for story time programs at the Joshua Hyde Library
will be held from Tuesday, Sept. 1 to Tuesday, Sept. 15. The five-week
session will begin the week of Monday, Sept. 21 and run through the
week of Monday, Oct. 19. Children ages 18 to 30 months will meet on
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., ages 2.5 to 4.5 years on Fridays at 10:30 a.m., and
ages 4.5 to 6 years on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Story times are designed to
enhance early literacy and social skills, and to foster the beginning of
a life-long love of reading and learning. Stories, songs, puppets, and
craft activities create a program that each age group will enjoy.
Fall means apples and the Hyde Children’s Library will join the celebration of Johnny Appleseed’s birthday at 11 a.m. – noon on Saturday,
Sept. 12, with an Appleseed Mini-Fest featuring stories, crafts and a
special snack. For ages 2 and up with caregiver. Advance registration
is required.
Born John Chapman in Leominster on Sept. 26, 1774, Johnny
Appleseed is known for spending 49 years creating apple orchards in
Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. After more than
200 years, some of those trees still bear fruit, according to the Web site,
applejuuice.org. He died at age 70 in 1845. In 1996, he was selected as the
Official Folk Hero of Massachusetts.
After apples, come the pumpkins. The Hyde Children’s Room welcomes fall at its Pumpkin Patch Picnic from 11 a.m. – noon, Saturday,
Sept. 19, rain or shine. Bring your picnic lunch, spread out your blanket, and enjoy special stories and crafts. For children ages 2 and up
with their families and caregivers. Register in advance. Joshua Hyde
Library, Sturbridge. 508/347-2512.
A new program, Early Literacy and Fun (ELF), will be offered this
September for children ages 9 to 18 months with their caregivers. This
lap-sit program introduces early literacy skills to the very young child
with books, songs, fingerplays, and puppets, and is followed by playgroup. This program, conducted in five-week sessions, will be held on
Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. beginning Thursday, Sept. 24.
Visit the Joshua Hyde Library at 306 Main Street in Sturbridge, or
call 508/347-2512 to register for any of these programs.
ACCURACY WATCH
Sturbridge
The Sturbridge Agricultural Commission is accepting letters of interest from residents wishing to serve
on the commission. Please send letters no later than
Friday, Aug. 21 to: Michael Racicot, Town
Administrator, Sturbridge Town Hall, 308 Main St.,
Sturbridge,
MA
01566
or
email
to:
[email protected]
THURSDAY, AUG. 20
The Wellness Committee will meet at 1 p.m. in the
Town Administrator’s office at Room 47, 371 Main
St.
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• Another Turtle Boy Award nominee – The Hurricane Horns – featuring the New Orleans flair and famous horn sound audiences love.
• There will also be live performances in the beer tent by reggae band
Dreadrocks and rock band Tall Heights.
This year Wachusett is bringing the festival back to its roots with a
new Beer Fest-of-Ale featuring a variety of specialty craft beers like
Shocktop, Blue Moon and traditional seasonal favorites from
Wachusett Brewery.
The festival also features the return of the popular chili cook-off —
an ICS sanctioned event that brings cooks from all over the state to
compete for a spot in the World Championships. Wachusett is even
hosting a car and motorcycle show where guests can check out some
hot wheels!
Gates are open from 12 – 6 p.m. The SkyRide will be running, and the
Mountainside BBQ will be fired up. Pets and coolers are not permitted.
Adult tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, Kids 6-12 are $4 in
advance, $5 at the door, Kids 5 and under are free. Groups of 10 or more
can purchase tickets in advance for $10 each. More information is
available at www.wachusett.com.
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• Friday, August 21, 2009
T IME PASSAGES ...
Getting the ‘lead’ out of Sturbridge
HISTORY, SCIENCE DISAGREE ON WHAT CAME OUT OF THE LEAD MINE ON LEADMINE
BY CHRISTOPHER TANGUAY
VILLAGER STAFF WRITER
S
TURBRIDGE
— If
you’ve spent more than
just a casual minute in
Sturbridge, you’ve heard
of
the
lead
mine:
Leadmine
Road,
Leadmine
Pond,
Leadmine
Mountain.
But where did the term come
from? Was there actually a lead
mine in Sturbridge? Yes … and no.
The ruminants of what was
known as the lead mine can be
found just a few yards past the
trailhead at the Tantiusques
(Tantasqua) Reservation on — of
course — Leadmine Road.
The mine that would become the
namesake of that whole area
never produced a single ounce of
lead though. In fact, what was
excavated from the ground was
plumbago, or graphite, albeit not
too much, for more than 200 years.
According to Brian Burns’
“Sturbridge: A Pictorial History,”
the first European to set his eyes
upon what was then more of a
fault line than a mine, was John
Oldham in the 1630s.
The entrance to the lead mine looks much
the same today as it did when it ceased
operation in the early 20th century.
Courtesy of “Sturbridge: A Pictorial
History.”
N
Oldham was at the forefront of a
westward expansion that included
men like John Pynchon who set
up the first trading post in
Springfield, and Thomas Hooker,
one of the founders of Hartford.
Oldham reported deposits of
plumbago, which was used in
printing, near a body of water
referred to by the native Nipmuck
Indians as Quassink, now aptly
called Leadmine Pond.
Upon hearing Oldham’s report,
John Winthrop Jr., son of the
Massachusetts Bay Colony’s first
governor, sent Stephen Daye — a
printer himself, who would be naturally enticed by the prospect of
owning a share of a plumbago
mine — to negotiate a sale of the
land from the Nipmuck to
Winthrop.
Prior to the arrival of European
settlers, it is believed that the
Nipmuck used the graphite to
make ceremonial paint.
For a price of, “ten yards of
trucking cloth and Cotes, blankets
and 10 belts of wampum,” Daye
purchased “ten miles round the
hill with the matres [sic] ledge
called black lead,” from two
Sachems named Wetoleshen and
Nommorshet.
Commercial operations at the
mine began in 1658 under the
supervision of Winthrop who
anticipated finding caches of lead
and iron — hence the name —
though it never yielded any.
An access trail to export the
graphite was forged from the
mine through what is now
Holland — conceivably where
Leno Road connects Leadmine
Road to Sturbridge Road in
Holland — and Brimfield. From
there, the product was taken to
Springfield where it was sent
down the Connecticut River on
boats for sale in other settlements.
The graphite vein however, ran
into the ground instead of along
it. Once the plumbago near the
surface had been extracted, leaving that fault line appearance,
Winthrop’s operation bore into
the land in search of heavier
deposits, which it never
really found.
Despite the disappointing venture, the mine
changed hands within the
Winthrop family until the
late 1700s.
Ownership of the mine
thereafter changed quite
frequently. In the mid
1800s, one Captain Joseph
Dixon was employed at
the mine, which for a
short
time
supplied
graphite to Dixon’s son at
the J.D. Crucible company in New Jersey, which
manufactured Dixon pen-
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graphite in an alloy recipe for
tools used to heat up other substances.
During that same era, noted
Massachusetts topographer Levi
Chase made an inquiry to the
Bureau of Ethnology at the
Smithsonian as to what the term
Tantiusques — also spelled
Tantasquis,
Tantisque,
Tantousque, Tantaskwee and
Tantasqua — meant.
The reply he received interpreted the word as meaning, “between
two
breast
shaped
hills,”
although
according
to
the
Trustees of the Reservation who
oversee the land, the word means,
“a black deposit between two
hills.”
According to Burns book, one
of those two — possibly breastshaped — hills was leveled in the
early 20th century for a development while the other is no more
than a bump in the ground upon
which Friendly’s Restaurant now
sits on Route 20.
Commercial excavation ceased
at the mine near the turn of the
20th century, and the opening in
the hill still looks much the way it
did when it was abandoned.
The lead mine may not have
been the only mine in the
Sturbridge area during the colonial days of
Massachusetts
though.
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Above: The opening to the Sturbridge lead mine is still accessible on the Tantiusques (Tantasqua) Reservation off Leadmine
Road. Below: This late 19th or early 20th century photo shows a shack perched on top of the opening to the lead mine. Courtesy
of “Sturbridge: A Pictorial History.”
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undisclosed wooded area in the
vicinity of Walker Pond — the
name of which was actually
changed to Lake Tantisquee at an
1894 town meeting though the
change never stuck — hides a gold
mine.
Local historian Marie Dubrey,
who has been working on a documented history of that area since
2000, said, “Someone showed me a
long time ago,” but did not recall
the exact location.
Very little information about
the alleged gold mine exists
beyond the memories of a handful
of locals, but if you’re thinking
about packing up your shovel and
pickax to go on a treasure hunt,
think again. Any extraction of
minerals from private or state
owned land is illegal.
Anyone seeking a little adventure with a bit of history thrown
in can start with the one and a
half mile loop trail that traverses
the Tantiusques Reservation,
passing mounds of stones left
over from the mining operation
and passing right by the opening
of the abandoned mine.
Christopher Tanguay may be
reached at (508) 909-4132, or by email at [email protected]
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Friday, August 21, 2009
• STURBRIDGE VILLAGER
5
POLICE LOGS
The arrests and offenses below were listed in
police department logs. People 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.
Log Highlights
Monday, Aug. 10
STURBRIDGE — 5:12 p.m. — A missing
person/runaway was investigated, Shore
Road.
STURBRIDGE — 9:33 p.m. — An accident
with property damage was investigated,
Fiske Hill Road.
Tuesday, Aug. 11
STURBRIDGE — 1:51 p.m. — An investigation was initiated at St. Anne’s/St.
Patrick’s parish, Church Street.
STURBRIDGE — 6:19 p.m. — Animal complaints were investigated at Burger King,
Main Street.
STURBRIDGE — 6:23 p.m. — Police
responded to larceny/theft at the
Sturbridge Host Hotel, Main Street.
STURBRIDGE — 7:36 p.m. — An area
search for a suspicious vehicle in the vicinity of Caron Road yielded negative results.
Wednesday, Aug. 12
STURBRIDGE — 3:05 a.m. — Police
responded to a disturbance/dispute, Bates
Hill.
STURBRIDGE — 10:11 a.m. — An investigation was initiated, Main Street.
STURBRIDGE — 4:00 p.m. — Police
responded to a report of lost/stolen property at Wal-Mart, Charlton Road.
Thursday, Aug. 13
STURBRIDGE — 7:24 a.m. — Written
warning issued for accident on South Road.
STURBRIDGE — 10:13 a.m. — Investigated
theft on Main Street.
STURBRIDGE — 1:09 p.m. — Investigated
burglary on Main Street.
Friday, Aug. 14
STURBRIDGE — 4:44 p.m. — Investigated
disturbance on Main Street.
Saturday, Aug. 15
STURBRIDGE — 8:21 a.m. — Investigated
burglary on Walk Pond Road.
STURBRIDGE — 9:59 p.m. — Investigated
general disturbance on Fiske Hill Road.
Sunday, Aug. 16
STURBRIDGE — 1:09 a.m. — Verbal warning for a motor vehicle stop on Route 20.
STURBRIDGE — 1:19 a.m. — Citation
issued for a motor vehicle stop on Route 49.
STURBRIDGE — 6:28 a.m. — Defective
burglar alarm on Main Street.
STURBRIDGE — 11:40 a.m. — Verbal
warning for a motor vehicle stop on Route
20.
STURBRIDGE — 12:07 p.m. — Citation
issued for a motor vehicle stop on Route 20.
STURBRIDGE — 12:13 p.m. — Citation
issued for a motor vehicle stop on
Whittemore Road.
STURBRIDGE — 2:01 p.m. — Written
warning issued for a motor vehicle stop on
Route 131.
STURBRIDGE — 2:42 p.m. — Services rendered for a disabled motor vehicle on Route
20.
STURBRIDGE — 3:24 p.m. — Verbal warning for a motor vehicle stop on Route 20.
STURBRIDGE — 6:03 p.m. — An investigation was initiated, Podunk Road.
STURBRIDGE — 7:08 p.m. — Suspicious
activity was investigated at Jack’s Gas,
Main Street.
STURBRIDGE — 8:39 p.m. — A disturbance/dispute was investigated, Podunk
Road.
How to avoid scams during
Cash for Clunkers program
NATICK — In late June President Obama signed into law the
Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) or Cash for Clunkers
program. CARS provides a rebate for consumers who trade in
qualifying gas guzzlers for more energy efficient cars.
Unfortunately, even before the program began, scammers were
attempting to ply their trade and Better Business Bureau
offers the following guidance for car shoppers on how to participate in the program and avoid getting scammed.
Car shoppers could qualify for the new CARS rebate starting
in July and the initial popularity of the program suggests that
many people will take advantage of the rebate. Hyundai was
the first automaker to begin accepting trade-ins under the
CARS program. After only a week, Hyundai stated that cars
sold under the program accounted for 7 percent of total sales
and estimated that it might climb to as high as 10 percent by
the end of July.
“Not only were some consumers quick to take advantage of
the new program, but scammers didn’t waste any time either,”
said Paula Fleming, BBB spokesperson. “Because the program
is new, identity thieves know that they can cull sensitive personal information from consumers while looking like they are
actually trying to offer assistance to participate in the program.”
Even before the legislation passed, NHTSA reports that Web
sites were soliciting information like names, addresses, and
Social Security numbers in order to register people for the pro-
Monday, Aug. 17
STURBRIDGE — 8:28 a.m. — Illegal dumping was investigated, Whittemore Road.
STURBRIDGE — 10:17 a.m. — A 911 trace
call was investigated, Podunk Road.
STURBRIDGE — 10:46 a.m. — An investigation was initiated, Hall Road.
STURBRIDGE — 12:11 p.m. — An investigation was initiated, Charlton Road.
STURBRIDGE — 12:17 p.m. — An investigation was initiated at Comfort Inn and
Suites, Charlton Road.
STURBRIDGE — 12:58 p.m. — An accident
with property damage was investigated at
Cracker Barrel, Charlton Road.
STURBRIDGE — 1:30 p.m. — An investigation was initiated, Main Street.
Arrests
Thursday, Aug. 13
STURBRIDGE — 3:11 a.m. — Police
charged Paul M. Dion, 39, of Southbridge,
with leaving the scene of property damage,
a marked lanes violation and speeding after
stopping the vehicle he was driving on
Breakneck Road. Police also charged
Christopher, J. Jackson, 21, of 67
Breakneck Road, with negligent operation
of a motor vehicle, unsafe operation of a
motor vehicle, and not having a license on
his person.
STURBRIDGE — 12:30 p.m. — Police
charged Maria Guevara-Fisher, 45, of
Grafton with speeding and unlicensed
operation of a motor vehicle. Police
stopped the vehicle she was driving Main
Street.
STURBRIDGE — 9:08 p.m. — Police arrested Michael P. Riopel, 47, of 51 Breakneck
Road, on an outstanding warrant.
Friday, Aug. 14
STURBRIDGE — 12:36
a.m.
charged Hector L. Dejesus, 30, of
Southbridge, with larceny over $250 and
breaking and entering during the daytime.
STURBRIDGE — 2:11 a.m. — Police arrested John H. Lindsey, 48, of Holland, and
charged him with driving under the influence of alcohol and a marked lanes violation. Police stopped the vehicle he was driving on Mashapaug Road.
STURBRIDGE — 9:58 p.m. — Police arrested Bryan D. Anderson, 20, of Spencer, and
charged him with speeding and driving
with a suspended licensed. Police stopped
the vehicle he was driving on Putnam
Road.
Saturday, Aug. 15
STURBRIDGE — 11:26 p.m. — Police
charged Michael J. Riley, 39, of 67
Breakneck Rd., with domestic assault and
battery and selling or delivering alcohol to
a person under 21.
Sunday, Aug. 16
STURBRIDGE — 10:58 p.m. — Charles M.
Morse, 46, of 28 River Road, was arrested
for two counts of assault and battery with a
dangerous weapon, threat to commit a
crime, disorderly conduct and disturbing
the peace, River Road.
Monday, Aug. 17
STURBRIDGE — 2:38 p.m. — Katie Jean
Gleason, 38, of 103 Christine Street,
Worcester, was arrested for operating a
motor vehicle under the influence of
liquor, possession of an open container of
alcohol and unlicensed operation of a
motor vehicle, Old Sturbridge Village Road.
Colleen K. Cipro, 43, of the same address,
was also arrested for disorderly conduct,
resisting arrest and assault and battery on
a police officer during the same incident.
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gram. The BBB serving Louisville received reports from con- www.fueleconomy.gov to learn the fuel economy of specific
sumers who received phone calls with offers for help in filling vehicles.
out the paperwork to receive a voucher to participate in the
• The trade-in vehicle must have been continuously insured,
program.
in accordance with State law, and registered in the same
BBB offers the following guidance to car buyers on the owner’s name for the one-year period immediately prior to the
basics of the CARS program:
trade-in.
• You do not need to register or receive a voucher to partici• The program ends Nov. 1 or until the amount of funds allotpate in the program; it is the responsibility of the dealership ted for the program run out.
to fill out all appropriate paperwork.
Additional restrictions apply and BBB recommends consult• Not all dealers are participating in the program. ing the official Web site for the CARS program at
Participating dealers must register with the Federal govern- www.cars.gov for more information. Consumer can also call
ment.
the CARS Hotline at (866)-CAR-7891 or TTY at (800)-424-9153
• The program applies toward new cars and trucks that are
For more advice on purchasing and maintaining an automoeither leased or purchased.
bile, visit bbb.org.
• Not all new vehicles will qualify for receiving the credit.
The new vehicle must be priced less than $45,000 and passenger vehicles must have a combined fuel economy value of at
least 22 miles per gallon.
• The amount of the credit is
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October 3, 2009
8am until 3pm
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Man your own table, make your own profit.
Bring craft items or quality items you want to sell.
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STURBRIDGE VILLAGER
• Friday, August 21, 2009
An operation friends don’t mind
EXCHANGE PROGRAM USES FUN TO BRIDGE CULTURES
BY CHRISTOPHER TANGUAY
VILLAGER STAFF WRITER
STURBRIDGE — While the thought of
Bavaria might conjure up tasty images of
dark chocolate and even darker beer, for a
group of Sturbridge students, it is now synonymous with new friendships.
Bavaria is a federal state in southern
Germany, known for its medieval ruins, old
world festivals and close proximity to the
Alps. Through Operation Friendship, an
international exchange program for students, 10 teenagers from Bavaria, accompanied by one chaperone, are getting a firsthand look into American culture this summer.
Hosted by 11 local students from nine families, the visitors to the Bay State, who arrived
Saturday, Aug. 1, got to experience everything from America’s pastime to the Big
Apple.
Although this year’s team of hosts is made
up completely of Tantasqua families,
Operation Friendship is not affiliated with
the school.
“It’s kind of handed down from family to
family,” explained Howie Boyd who, along
with his wife, Deb, have been hosting
exchange students for three years, since their
oldest daughter, Sabrina, first became
involved with the program. Now, the Boyds’
younger daughter Julie is hosting a guest.
“It’s always just sort of word of mouth,”
Deb Boyd said, explaining how from year to
year, friends and relatives of previous hosts
get involved based simply on the positive
experiences they’ve seen everyone else have.
The same holds true for the German visitors.
“Both of my brothers, they took part in
this program and they both loved it,” said 17year-old Andrea Hofmann, who was visiting
the United States for the first time.
As of Tuesday, Hofmann said her favorite
part of the trip so far was a day in Boston.
The highlights of that day: “Shopping, seeing
the city, the scavenger hunt, the Duck Tour,”
she said.
Hofmann, like most of the students were
most looking forward to an overnight in New
York City, where they will see a production of
“Wicked!” on Broadway and picnic in Central
Park.
Buttering up her host family, Hofmann
added one thing she learned during her time
her is that, “All Americans are nice, pretty
and funny.”
Not to be outdone, Mary Wittmann, who
earned the nickname “Germany” during her
visit, said her favorite part of the trip was
“meeting all these good guys here,” from the
Boyd’s swimming pool on Tuesday.
Aomeone was on this inner tube before taking a
splash.
Always the most interesting aspect of any
international visit is the cultural exchange.
“This is the first time there’s clearly been a
language difference,” said Deb Boyd, whose
family has hosted Irish and Scottish students
in years past.
The students however, overcame that barrier as best they could, with some of the visitors teaching their hosts traditional German
songs, and both groups exchanging lessons
on colloquial slang.
The evening before the pool party, the
group attended a Worcester Tornadoes baseball game — something the German students
had never experienced.
“It was funny,” Wittmann said, “and confusing.”
Over the three-week visit, which brought
the students to Six Flags New England, the
Yankee Candle factory, the Holyoke Mall and
Misquamicutt beach in Rhode Island, Boyd
said a favorite for the kids — not so much for
the adults — is a three-day camping trip.
“It’s always a bonding experience for these
kids,” she said.
Allie Minchoff of Sturbridge said this
summer’s experience has really opened her
eyes to different cultures.
“You get a better understanding of the different parts of the world,” Minchoff said.
Many of the host students shared that
same sentiment. Devinne Aquadro, also of
Sturbridge, said she, like many people in her
group, had preconceived notions of what
their visitors would be like, but was most sur-
Christopher Tanguay photo
Exchange students and their friends make a splash in a host family’s pool.
prised to learn that they are normal
teenagers like anyone else.
Jeannette Bouchard of Wales participated
in Operation Friendship last year, when she
visited Bavaria and met some of the people
here this year. Now a host, Bouchard said she
was thrilled, “having them all come back and
getting to meet them again.”
That bond developed between host families
and their students is what Operation
Friendship — as its name suggests — is all
about.
Tobias Markl, supervisor of the German
group first participated in the program eight
years ago.
“I’m still in touch with my host family,”
Markl said.
Preparing for their last big excursion
before the international travelers have to
head home, Anja Sengenberger captured the
spirit of the program when she said the people she has met here in the United States have
become, “a second family.”
Christopher Tanguay may be reached at
(508) 909-4132, or by e-mail at [email protected]
Bavarian exchange students have a little fun with
their host during a pool party this week.
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expressing what’s important and responding to their partner’s
thoughts and feelings in a way that helps them problem-solve.
“Learning the give and take of those conversations helps them
feel like they’re on the same team, which results in feelings of
closeness, and solidifies the bond between partners,’’ he said.
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• Learn to express what is important to you.
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MADISON, Wisc. — Oh, the empty nest. Clean bathrooms, solve and strengthens the bond between you.
romantic dinners and no soccer games. It sounds great, but a
The two of you will also be learning to have a new relationship
University of Wisconsin therapist says that millions of baby with your now-adult children, a skill that can also take some pracboomers are in for a big adjustment this fall when their children tice, Scherpelz says.
head off to college.
“Even though the children are gone, we want to stay close and
John Scherpelz, a therapist at UW Health Outpatient connected to them,’’ he says. “This is the time when our parental
Psychiatry, has helped many couples through the transition, role shifts to a stance of much interest but more distance — a diswhich he said can be as jarring as the one after the birth of the tance is measured not just in the miles from home, but in the freefirst child. After years of longing for quiet time, the house can dom we give them to live their lives as independent adults.”
seem a little too, well, quiet.
While it can be tough to let go of micro-managing your chil“Some times couples are challenged to fill the void that used to dren’s lives, Scherpelz says the benefits are worth it. The possibilbe occupied by the children,’’ he said. “Schedules and conversa- ity of enjoying children as peers increases as parents allow them
tions no longer center on what the kids are doing – or what to make their own decisions, large and small, and to relish the
they’re refusing to do – and couples may find that their conversa- benefits of the good choices they make — and here’s the hard part
tion skills have atrophied.”
— to learn from the consequences of their not-so-good choices.
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“I want to be welcome in my children’s homes and lives, and a
years before to midnight feedings, diaper changing and car seats. more meddlesome parent is a less welcome guest in a young
“They may need to learn again to put thoughts and feelings adult’s world,’’ says Scherpelz, the proud parent, with his wife, of
into words for their partners, and to learn to listen as partners two adult children.
share their feelings,’’ he said.
Most importantly, this is a time to celebrate and enjoy your sucScherpelz has helped couples develop hard-earned skills at cess at what can sometimes seem like the world’s hardest job –
raising children.
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• Friday, August 21, 2009
Wales Car Show
Wally Provost, of Ludlow pops the hood on his 1974 Caprice Convertible.
WALES — JP Charette, of Wales checks out the interior of an antique car.
Bill and Donna Anair, of Wales found a quiet place to enjoy some shade.
Larry Allen, of Monson shines up the engine of his 1963 Impala Super Sport during the
car show and rib dinner held at the Wales Baptist Church, Saturday Aug. 17.
Antique cars lines the lawn of the Wales Baptist Church.
Photos by Shawn Kelley
JoAnne Higgins, of Wales enjoys a bowl of Strawberry shortcake.
Friday, August 21, 2009
• STURBRIDGE VILLAGER
9
Gas station talks enter Round 4 with Planning Board
BY CHRISTOPHER TANGUAY
VILLAGER STAFF WRITER
STURBRIDGE — The Sturbridge
Planning Board will be back in a
couple weeks for round five of an
ongoing public hearing that has
become a heavily debated topic in
town.
The board held the fourth continuation of a public site plan hearing on
Tuesday, regarding JCJ Realty
Trust’s proposed convenience store
and gas/service station to be located
at 173 Main Street, which is currently the parking lot along side the former Rom’s Restaurant.
In response to concerns raised at
the previous session of this same
hearing in July, Mike Loin of Bertin
Engineering explained one alteration to the existing plan was the
addition of more landscaping that is
not part of a mandated buffer or setback.
“We do meet the 5 percent internal
landscaping requirement above all
the buffer zone landscaping in your
bylaw,” Loin said with the new plan.
Though Loin and Planning Board
member Penny Dumas disagreed on
the meaning of the term “island” in
regard to landscaping in the town’s
bylaw — Loin interpreting islands
as divisions of traffic lanes and
Dumas reading it as referring to all
landscaped areas — the engineer
said, “We feel we meet the bylaw.”
A representative from Fuss and
O’Neil Engineering of Springfield
pointed out a discrepancy between
the proposal and MassHighway’s
plan for Route 131, which would possibly interfere with left-hand turns
at the intersection of Fairview Park
Road and Main Street.
According to Loin, the difference
in the two plans will not affect the
proposal for the gas/service station,
and the proposal would not affect the
intersection. Town Planner Jean
Bubon suggested a clarification
from MassHighway before moving
forward with the proposal.
Issues regarding storage space,
adequate parking and impact on residential areas were also raised during the hearing.
The public hearing was again continued and will be revisited at 7:35
p.m. at the board’s Tuesday, Aug. 25
meeting following a site plan review
of the town’s wastewater treatment
plant.
In other business, Rosemary
Scrivens and Megan T. DiPrete of
the Central Massachusetts Regional
Planning Commission (CMRPC)
joined the board to begin the
Commercial/Tourist
District
Revitalization Plan. CMRPC will be
working closely with the town on the
plan that began this week with meetings between CMRPC and Bubon.
Sturbridge’s Commercial/Tourist
District extends from Route 148 eastward along Route 20 to the intersection of Cedar Street. The goal of the
Revitalization Plan is to do just that
— revitalize the area.
Scrivens explained that as part of
a step-by-step prioritized list of
tasks, which she complied based on
scope of project report submitted by
Bubon, CMRPC will take a look at,
“What’s there now? What’s been happening in that district over the last
20 years or so?”
Perhaps
more
importantly,
Scrivens said they will look at what
businesses have left the area, and
why.
“We’re really excited about this
project, but we’re also really excited
that you have your Master Plan project about to kick of at the same
time,” Scrivens said. Additional
projects the town is engaged in that
will work in concert with the
Revitalization Plan include Chapter
43D developments and design guide-
line reviews.
In the fall, CMRPC and the
Planning Board will host some public meetings for residents to offer
their input regarding social, historical and cultural aspects of town they
would like addressed in either plan.
“At least the very first public meeting we are going to piggyback with
the Master Plan,” Scrivens said.
Subsequent meetings, once the
Revitalization and Master plans are
really rolling will likely be held separately.
One
addition
to
the
Commercial/Tourist district may be
a combination brewpub/coffee
house.
Loin also appeared along side
Todd Sullivan of Pioneer Brewing to
discuss a site plan review for the proposed establishment that would
partner Pioneer, B.T.’s Smokehouse
and Sturbridge Coffee House under
one roof.
The brewery and restaurant will
be located at the former Basketville
site at 413/419 Main Street.
Loin explained the most obvious
alteration to the building will be to
bump out the front doors, though he
said the plan to do so will be careful
to maintain the characteristic of the
building.
The more extensive changes to the
property will be in regard to parking, which Loin said is, “pretty useless and unsafe,” right now.
Handicap spaces will be added to
the lot and brick pavers will be used
to properly direct traffic in and out
of the established. Although there
was some discussion about whether
the exit should be labeled as a right
turn only, or if right exiting should
be encouraged by angling the driveway so as to avoid an additional sign
and any potential road hazards, letters from both Police Chief Thomas
Ford and DPW Director Gregory
Morse endorsed the site plan.
The only department head concern regarding the plan is that of
Tree Warden Thomas Chamberland,
who in a letter to the board, said
more information regarding tree
and shrub species to be used in landscaping needs to be provided.
The board unanimously approved
the site plan.
Christopher Tanguay may be
reached at (508) 909-4132, or by e-mail
at [email protected]
OSV gala to help fund interpreters’ outfits
OSV
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Auction attendees will have chances to win
many unique and expensive items. Among the
prizes to be auctioned is dinner for two at the
Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield. The
incentive: whoever wins that prize will be in a
helicopter taking off from Southbridge
Airport on Barefoot Road.
Also on the prize list a three-hour private
tour around Boston on Segways, a motorized
scooter invented eight years ago. Dinner at
Legal Seafoods will cap the night off, according to Peppel.
“That one, I think, would be really cool,” she
said.
Likely the most unique prize is a six-day
photography safari trip in South Africa,
according to Aucoin.
Those items are just a sampling, while
many others are available, including a “dogfight” in a vintage World War II aircraft outfitted with lasers to simulate an aerial combat
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A stay for eight people at a timeshare in St.
Thomas in the Caribbean.
Peppell and Aucoin both said the event is
also meant to emphasize the importance of
the interpreters’ job in recreating the life of a
New England village and farming life during
1830s.
“The interpreters are so important,”
Peppell said. “People learn by hands on and
visual. It is so important to have every single
sense touched. Part of what makes the village
magic are interpreters.”
Aucoin said the interpreters can keep the
experience authentic.
“Everything is very historically accurate,”
she said.
With this year being the event’s second
occurrence, organizers are hoping it will live
up to its prior performance. Doing the event
was Executive Director Jim Donohue’s idea,
who thought it would be exciting, according to
Aucoin.
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With three weeks left until the event,
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“I just hope people are interested in coming,” she said.
Proceeds raised will greatly help OSV in the
wake of having to make staff cuts earlier this
year.
Now Donohue said OSV is having a good
year, with attendance up 5 percent from 2008
and educational visits up 6 percent to 7 percent. Overall, OSV has made $500,000 more
than last year, to date, Donohue said.
“The Village is having a great year,” he said.
“There has not been a conversation about layoffs at this stage.”
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• Friday, August 21, 2009
OPINION
VIEWS AND COMMENTARY FROM STURBRIDGE, BRIMFIELD, HOLLAND AND WALES
A game of
bat and ball
EDITORIAL
No need to
dive into
pest control
The Charlton Board of Health recently
informed selectmen it had decided to join the
Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control
Project (CMMCP). It requires a three-year
commitment, at $88,000 per year.
Which begs the question: Is now the best
time to commit more than $200,000 toward a
problem that, in recent years, has shown little
real threat toward humans? According to the
state DEP, there was only one case of Eastern
Equine Encephalitis (EEE) last year. That disease is typically spread through the bite of an
infected mosquito, Between 2004-06, there
were 13 cases and six deaths from EEE,
according to the DEP.
No loss of life should be minimized, and
wherever towns and cities can take precautionary measures, they should.
But officials have to ask themselves now, in
2009, with the country in a recession and local
coffers almost (if not completely) bone-dry,
whether joining the CMMCP is a prudent
move. Currently, the town’s of Webster,
Sturbridge and Auburn take part in the program. Other area towns, including
Southbridge, do not. Of those taking part, the
closest, Sturbridge had no positive confirmations of EEE or West Nile in 2008. There were
no published reports that Southbridge, a town
without mosquito control, had a positive test,
either.
Is one town safer than the other? There’s no
hard evidence supporting that.
Local health officials might be better served
to concentrate on the dissemination of public
information on what steps can be taken to not
only prevent mosquito bites but also avoid
large populations of mosquitoes. One way is
to make sure there are no large, standing
pools of water on your property. Have a tire
swing or a stack of old, discarded tires in your
yard? Check them regularly and empty them
of water, since mosquito lay their eggs in
standing water. Check rain gutters and rains.
Keep your home mosquito free by repairing
torn or old screens.
Published reports from CMMCP report
overall satisfaction on the part of member
towns, but it is hard to accurately gauge the
effectiveness of these control methods without a study of towns similar in make-up as far
as mosquito habitats, one involved in CMMCP
and the other not.
Absent that, towns like Charlton and
Southbridge have other tools at their disposal
— such as education and public awareness —
to combat the potential threat of mosquito
borne diseases. And they don’t cost $88,000 a
year.
HOW TO SUBMIT
LETTERS
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at the Charlton Villager, 25 Elm St.,
Southbridge,
MA
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between 700-800 words.
The editor, at his or her discretion,
reserves the right to edit all submissions.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Only one bright spot at new Mass Pike registry
To the Editor:
I just returned from the “New” Registry of
Motor Vehicle Office in Charlton and all I can
say is, I hope you have a thick skin and a
sense of humor because the place is a joke.
After waiting for a place to park for ten
minutes or so, I made the ?-mile walk to the
registry building nearly getting run over by a
tractor trailer in the process. What a great
walk this is going to be in a rain or snow
storm.
Anyway, after getting into the building I
retrieved my number from the machine and
looked for a place to sit. Apparently lots of
other folks were also looking as they were
leaning against the walls of this cracker box
size facility.
I finally got my registration processed and
was out of the building in 1 hour and forty
minutes. If you count the walk from the parking area and back, one hour and fifty minutes.
Totally ridiculous.
The only bright spot was the lady that
processed my application. She couldn’t have
been nicer.
STANLEY PARZYCH
CHARLTON
End of life planning not euthanasia
To the Editor:
The Health Care Reform bill currently in
the House provides for “end of life” counseling for seniors confronted by terminal conditions. Such counseling is clearly stated as voluntary.
Both of my parents confronted this issue.
My father had been revived four times on a
gurney. He opted for a “Do Not Resuscitate”
option because he did not wish to go through
such extreme measures again.
My mother was terminally ill with colon
cancer. After consulting with representatives
of the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA), a
wonderful organization that is too rarely recognized, she decided that she would rather
spend her final days with family in her own
home rather than in a nursing home or a terminal care facility.
Nevertheless, conservative and Republican
activists have seized upon the provision in the
House Bill that provides for financing of such
counseling, at an estimated cost of $2.5 billion
per year, as a prelude to euthanasia and death
panels.
Take for example, Newt Gingrich. On a
Sunday news program with George
Stephanopoulis he said, “You are asking us to
trust turning power over to the government
when there are clearly people in America who
believe in establishing euthanasia.”
Yet, as recently as July 2, in an editorial in
the Washington Post, Mr. Gingrich wrote, in
an Op-Ed Piece titled “Across The Country,
Some People Are Getting It Right”: “More
than 20 percent of all Medicare spending
occurs in the last two months of life.
Gundersen Lutheran Health System in La
Crosse, Wisconsin, has developed a successful
end-of-life best practice that includes community-wide advance care planning, where 90
percent of patients have advance directives …
The Gundersen approach empowers patients
and families to control and direct their care ...
Gundersen delivers at a 30-percent lower rate
than the national average … If Gundersen's
approach was used to care for the approximately 4.5 million Medicare beneficiaries who
die every year, Medicare could save more than
$33 billion a year."
So suddenly, Mr. Gingrich opposes a plan
that would cost $2.5 billion and, by his own
admission, save $33 billion per year, and that
was introduced by Georgia Congressman
John Isakson two years ago.
Now we turn to Sarah Palin, the author of
the famous “Death Panels” quote.
In April, 2008, Gov. Palin set forth the following resolution for the state of Alaska.
“Whereas, Healthcare Decision Day is
designed to raise public awareness of the
need to plan ahead for healthcare decision,
related to end of life care and medical decision-making whenever patients are unable to
speak for themselves and to encourage the
specific use of advance directive to communicate these important healthcare decisions.
“Whereas, one of the principle goals of
Healthcare Decisions Days is to encourage
hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities, and hospices to participate in a statewide
effort to provide clear and consistent information to the public about advance directives, as
well as to encourage medical professionals
and lawyers to volunteer their time and
efforts to improve public knowledge and
increase the number of Alaska's citizens with
advance directives.
“Now, therefore, I, Sarah Palin, Governor of
Alaska, do hereby proclaim April 16, 2008 as
healthcare decision day in Alaska.”
Lest you have any doubts about the term
“advance directives,” they are commonly
known as “Living Wills.” That’s end of life
planning. Not death panels, not euthanasia.
And all the House bill proposes is to defray the
cost of such a service. You can choose to have
it, even if you have private insurance.
KENNETH O’BRIEN
SOUTHBRIDGE
Area residents important part of PMC
To the Editor:
Serving Sturbridge, Brimfield, Holland and Wales
25 Elm St., Southbridge, MA 01550
Telephone (800) 367-9898
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WALTER C.
BIRD JR.
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PUBLISHER
WEEKLY EDITOR
AT-LARGE
TRACY SEELYE
EDITOR, STURBRIDGE VILLAGER
On Aug. 1 and 2, more than 5,000 cyclists
from 36 states and ten countries rode across
the Commonwealth in the 30th annual PanMassachusetts Challenge (PMC). They pedaled up to 190 miles, through 46 scenic towns,
in effort to raise $30 million for cancer
research and treatment at Dana-Farber
Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund.
Raising money for cancer research is a
community effort, conducted by many for the
benefit of everyone. The PMC team includes
all who ride, contribute, volunteer, and support our efforts along the way. We are grateful
to everyone from Sturbridge and Charlton
who helped make this year’s Pan-Mass
Challenge a terrific success.
We are particularly indebted to the
Sturbridge and Charlton Police Department
and Department of Public Works whose sup-
rom the book of Mark comes the tale of
Barry the Batboy, the hero of the
Saturday Night Chiroptera Attack. Well,
it was more of an errant invasion than a real
attack, but nevertheless it called for bravery,
athleticism, and more than a lick of feline
courage. And Barry, the Nimrod of Glover
Street, had just what it takes.
There we were, the wife
and I, safely ensconced on
the couch for a cozy hour of
Gaither Homecoming music.
Barry, a.k.a. Cat Number
One, Fat Boy, or Sloopy, was
atop the back of the couch,
forming a furry ridge that
purred or wheezed, depending on his disposition. Who
knows where Elliott, his
brother, was. The bluegrassS OU
gospel music had us pleasantly engaged when, out of
IKE T
the corner of my eye, I saw
something come swooping
MARK ASHTON down the stairs. Swooping
couldn’t possibly be Elliott;
slinking, sure, skittering, of
course, but swooping, no way. Besides, this
thing was now flying, in circles, down the stairwell and back up.
The motion conjured up scenarios past.
“We’ve got a bat in the living room,” I told my
companion, who put down her book (she’s a
multi-tasking entertainment specialist who
watches movies and reads, relaxes and reads,
listens to CDs and reads, sleeps and reads) just
long enough to settle on a plan of action: “Get it
out of here.”
Recalling past episodes of bat invasion, I
knew it was my task to carry out that plan, but
this time I thought I’d enlist some help.
“Barry,” I said, turning to the furry ridge at the
back of my head. “Go get him!”
To my delight, and surprise, Barry perked
up, jumped down and headed for the staircase,
while I headed down to the cellar for my
favorite bat-capturing equipment, the broom.
By the time I reached the staircase, I didn’t
know where either Barry or the bat had gone. I
flicked on the stairwell light and was pleased to
have nothing buzzing around my ears. At the
top of the stairs, I saw the creature still circling, now in the bedroom, and the plan became
one of containment.
I reached for the light cord in between
swoops, closed the bedroom door behind me,
and was glad to find Barry at the foot of the bed
following the nocturnal mammal’s motions
like a fan at a tennis match. He flew in counterclockwise circles (from the top view anyway),
so I took my stance and made a couple of practice swings with the broom. He got me on an
early curve, as I sloppily chopped down: Strike
one. He must have switched to a change-up for
the next one, ‘cause I evened out my swing but
completely missed him again: Strike two.
I knew Barry and the rest of the household
were all counting on me, so I planted my feet
firmly, waited for a fastball and took my third
swing. The straw of the broom caught the creature full in the face and drove him down into
the carpet on the far side of the bed. That’s
when Barry did his part, leaping into action
like an umpire trying to assess the action at
first base.
That’s also when I launched into part two of
the plan — throwing a towel over the dazed critter (he was emitting high-pitched chitters, so I
knew he was still alive), wrapping it up from 27
different corners, and carrying the package
downstairs to the back door, where I flung it all
on the stoop. The plan was working flawlessly.
The towel unfolded, the dazed mammal unsnagged himself from the fabric, took one look
at me, and screeched off into the night. “Go get
your fill of mosquitoes,” I shouted after him,
“and tell your friends what to expect from
Barry the Nimrod and me!”
I waited for my pulse to recede a bit before
settling back onto the couch with the wife, the
Gaithers, and their Homecoming Friends.
“Barry helped me this time,” I told her.
“He didn’t get bit, did he?” she asked. “He
didn’t get scratched, did he? Those things can
carry disease!” My mind wandered to rabid
vampires raising an army of zombies hankering after homosapiens’ necks for dinner. “No,
he didn’t get bit,” I answered. “He just jumped
on him after I knocked him down.”
“Well, he didn’t hurt the bat, did he?” asked
the One Who Wants No Animals Hurt in any
Encounter.
“No, no, no,” I assured her. “Nobody did any
biting. Nobody got hurt. It was just a fun little
game of bat and ball.” (I left it to her to figure
out the ironies of the broom being the bat and
the bat being the ball.) And I marveled, once
again, at what marvelous (and creepy) creatures were these flying mice — beautiful, mysterious, talented, unique — and completely
undesirable indoors. Worth their weight in
bugs outdoors, but unwanted inside. I made a
mental note to put more weather-stripping
around the attic doors — and to take Barry
with me the next time I spent some time up
there.
“Barry was brave,” I reminded the lady of
the house. She patted the proud hunter on his
head as he jumped back up to his perch on the
couch and we all settled in for the Gaithers’
grand finale — Vince Gil’s “Go Rest High.”
Everyone was now in his (or her) right place,
and all was right with the world.
We drew straws to see who would get to tell
Elliott about all the excitement if and when he
ever surfaced again. Barry won. It was only
fair.
Mark Ashton writes a weekly column for
Stonebridge Press publications.
port enabled thousands of cyclists and
motorists to travel together safely along its
roadways.
The PMC raises and contributes twice the
sum raised by any other athletic fundraising
event in the country. This year’s PMC cyclists
were riding to bring the PMC’s 30-year
Jimmy Fund contribution to the $270 million
mark.
By cheering for PMC cyclists along the
route, Sturbridge and Charlton residents are
an important part of the PMC mission and
can take pride in our collective accomplishments.
BILLY STARR
FOUNDER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
THE PAN-MASSACHUSETTS CHALLENGE
Friday, August 21, 2009
• STURBRIDGE VILLAGER
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‘Really, really hard decisions’ spark RMV move
RMV
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really, really hard decisions.”
A new branch of the RMV opened
Monday, Aug. 10 at the Mass Pike 5East service plaza in Charlton. The
Southbridge RMV site was closed
earlier this month. Since then, state
and local officials have expressed
concerns over the safety of the
Charlton branch.
State Rep. Geraldo Alicea, DCharlton, angrily took Kaprielian
and Patrick, who faces widespread
voter dissatisfaction in the wake of
a recent sales tax hike, to task last
week after hearing of the governor’s
support for Kaprielian. Alicea said
both are not listening to concerns
about the site.
“The governor knows I disagree,”
he said. “I will be the first one to say,
‘I told you so.’ This is not the right
place to have it. This does not make
sense.”
The RMV, which has insisted the
site is safe, plans to release a new
plan next week to address handicap
parking issues at the new Charlton
branch, since those spaces are not
currently accessible by a driveway
on Route 20, according to
Spokesman Ann Dufresne. The
spaces are only accessible by the
Mass Turnpike. Dufresne was not
specific when asked what the plan
included.
“Everything is on the table,” she
said.
When asked why the plan was not
done before the registry opened,
Dufresne said officials had to wait to
gauge the impact of the site before
doing so.
“I think its been in discussion,”
she said.
SAFETY
State Rep. Geraldo Alicea, DCharlton, called for vouchers to be
issued to motorists who are forced to
use the Mass Turnpike to access the
new branch.
Alicea believe his concerns about
lighting and signaling along the
Route 20 access point have still not
been addressed.
Alicea said his constituents know
better than Patrick and Kaprielian
about what the needs of the new
branch are. Alicea warned of possible future accidents at the site and
said he does not want the state to be
liable for them.
A bill to restore some funding to
the RMV could be filed, Alicea said,
but the agency would not be
required to use it to reopen the
Southbridge branch.
“[Kaprielian] makes the final decision at the end of the day,” he said.
Southbridge
resident
Roger
Caouette, who gathered signatures
for a petition to keep the
Southbridge branch from closing,
ripped into state officials after hearing of Patrick’s words last week.
“She has no common sense at all.
She should be terminated. The governor should be ashamed of himself
[for hiring Kaprielian],” he said.
“They haven’t done their homework. Our politicians have let us
down.”
Caouette said the handicapped
spaces should be more easily accessible to people.
Caouette was not the only concerned area resident. Two at the
branch Friday, Aug. 14 raised several concerns, including possible haz-
ards during the winter.
“In the winter, I think it could be
an accident waiting to happen,” said
Frank Maokowski, of Oxford. “I
think it is not very safe.”
Another registry patron, Lisa S.,
who owns two local car insurance
agencies, said the distance from the
parking areas to the building is too
great.
“A lot of people have trouble making this distance,” she said.
The branch’s opening forced her
to hire another employee to perform
registry transactions, she said, a
service she offers to her customers.
SIGNED OFF?
The RMV is monitoring the site
for any possible changes it may
want to make in the future, as some
state officials still have not offered
definitive proof they signed off on a
safety plan for the site.
Dufresne said Kaprielian, the
State Police and the state Highway
Department had all approved it, but
Dufresne could not specify who in
the two latter agencies had. She said
she “assumed” two state safety engineers, at least one of which works
for the highway department, had
signed off on the plan in a safety
analysis memo.
Executive
Office
of
Transportation (EOT) Spokesman
Adam Hurtubise, whose agency
oversees the highway department,
referred questions to Dufresne. The
State Police have not responded to
requests for information on the safety plan.
Much controversy has surrounded the opening of the new RMV,
with some local residents and lawmakers saying they were not convinced it would be safe. On Tuesday,
Ryan Grannan-Doll photos
A man walks to the Registry of Motor Vehicles in Charlton last week. Opening of the
new branch has caused concerns that the site is not safe.
Aug. 4, a tractor-trailer truck struck
a Mass Turnpike Authority vehicle
as crews were preparing the site for
a grand opening there days later.
State Police cited the tractor-trailer
driver failing to use care when passing or turning. In the wake of the
incident, a spokesman for state
Senator
Richard
Moore,
DUxbridge, said it raised more concerns. Alicea echoed the same concerns and said he had, as of last
Friday, not yet seen the safety plan.
He could be reached for comment
last week.
As part of its normal efforts to
assure RMV sites are safe, Dufresne
said the agency is monitoring the
parking situation, the number of
people using the site.
“We watch it every day,” she said.
“We monitor everything … anything that has to do with the operation that impacts our customers.”
Dufresne said other branches
have been closed in the past for renovations to make the areas safer.
Ryan Grannan-Doll can be
reached by phone at (508) 909-4050, or
by e-mail at [email protected]
On balance, area residents unimpressed with summer
SUMMER
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the water level.
“You couldn’t do much, that’s for sure,”
Irish said.
Evan’s mother, Brooke Gaylord agreed.
“[The rain] kind of spoiled it really,” she
said. “They really couldn’t use the pool.”
George Snell, park host at Buffumville said,
“On the nice days, we’ve seen a large
increase,” in visitors.
On Monday, Snell reported more than 400
beachgoers filtering in and out of the park —
a welcomed change.
“June was down quite a bit,” Snell said of
attendance at the park that officially closes on
Sept. 13.
Enjoying the sunshine on Monday were
Janet Ortiz and her daughter Ciara
Rodriguez, 10-years-old, of Worcester.
“It really [stinks],” Ortiz said. “The kids are
going back to school in what, three weeks and
there’s been very little sun.”
Joined by their cousins, 13-year-old
Allianna and 15-year-old Shaquille Agbanyo,
Monday was only the second time the family
had been to the beach this summer.
“It’s been bad because of all the rain,”
Rodriguez said. “I didn’t want to go outside.”
Allianna said the highlight of her summer
was a trip to Six Flags amusement park in
Agawam, but even then she was caught in a
downpour.
Shaquille said that while he didn’t necessarily mind hanging out, playing video games for
most of the summer, he would have preferred
a few more days conducive to baseball and
basketball.
“Last year, I didn’t stay away from this
Evan Gaylord of Charlton does some late summer
fishing at Buffumville Lake in Charlton.
(Left to right) Ciara Rodriguez, Allianna and Shaquille Agbanyo and Seamus and Cian Carey enjoyed the sunshine on Monday, splashing in the water at Buffumville Lake in Charlton.
place,” Ortiz said of the beach, saying she will
most likely bring the kids to the beach again
before the end of the summer if the warm
weather holds out.
While Seamus Carey, also of Worcester, and
his brother Cian said the rain caused them to
miss out on dirt bike riding and more days at
the beach, not everyone feels shortchanged by
the pervasive precipitation.
At Cedar Lake in Sturbridge, 11-year-old
Kasey Willman and her friend Emma Warren
enjoyed one of many afternoons of swimming
they’ve had this year.
While both girls said they got to do everything they wanted this summer — including a
weekend at Hampton Beach — and did not
miss out on anything because of the rain,
Willman’s mother Allison has a different opin-
ion of the wet summer.
“I feel it was gypped because it was so
rainy,” Willman said. “I couldn’t do anything
with them unless it was going to the movies.”
Christopher Tanguay may be reached at (508)
909-4132, or by e-mail at [email protected]
Economy, injuries create hardships for new veterans
VETS
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years of near-neglect. The “Post 9/11 GI Bill”
kicked in Aug. 1, creating a pool of funds so
soldiers returning from the Middle East can
get public college educations for free,
Tarantino said. It’s a “readjustment benefit”
that helps them “find a new mission,” he
said.
“This is the most significant piece of veterans legislation since World War II,” he added,
noting that war’s first GI Bill sent millions of
people to college. Subsequent studies found
the economy made $7 for every $1 spent on
those educations.
One local veteran of that old war,
Southbridge’s Rene Tremblay, said he has
seen the treatment of veterans deteriorate
over many years.
“Then, vets had a place to got to. They had
a home, jobs to return to, bonuses. It was a
different world altogether,” he said. “Today,
it’s hard on a vet coming back. They have a
lot of problems and people aren’t really helping them.”
Tremblay attributed that partly to the fact
communities are less cohesive, in some
respects, than they were decades ago.
As of last Thursday, Department of
Defense data showed 5,097 soldiers have been
slain in Iraq and Afghanistan, while 33,815
have been wounded. Over the past few years,
numerous reports have explored the fact that
an unusually high percentage of the latter
group have suffered traumatic head injuries
— some of them obvious, but some of them
almost invisible.
“More than 1.5 million U.S. military personnel have deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan
since the start of military operations in
2001,” stated a paper in the Jan. 31, 2008 New
England Journal of Medicine by Dr. Charles
Hoge and colleagues. “Because of improved
protective equipment, a higher percentage of
soldiers are surviving injuries that would
have been fatal in previous wars. Head and
neck injuries, including severe brain trauma,
have been reported in one quarter of service
members who have been evacuated from Iraq
and Afghanistan.”
Others, however, seemed less hurt, but
reported experiencing loss of consciousness,
altered mental states or other kinds of
injuries, often from explosions, Hoge’s team
found. Months after their return home, those
soldiers are more likely than others to experience PTSD or other long-term effects, they
state.
“The exact proportion of troops who have
mild traumatic brain injury [commonly
called a concussion] is not known, although
it has been reported to be as high as 18 percent in news articles citing army medical
officials. Many troops reportedly have persistent postconcussive symptoms, such as
irritability, memory problems, headache, and
difficulty concentrating,” the team found. “…
Overall, 43.9 percent of soldiers who reported
loss of consciousness met the criteria for
PTSD, as compared with 27.3 percent of those
with altered mental status, 16.2 percent of
those with other injuries, and 9.1 percent of
those with no injuries.”
Hoge’s team noted, however, that clearly
distinguishing between symptoms of PTSD,
other disorders and mild brain injuries is
almost impossible at this point, and there are
no “evidence-based interventions” to treat
them yet, although “education to normalize
symptoms” helps.
Tromblay and Tarantino said the Veterans’
Administration has been making major
changes in recent years to improve services
and address the needs of recent vets.
“Years ago, you had to be beyond broke [to
get care at VA hospitals] … but those who
were unable to apply before are now being
accepted, and those who were rejected are
being asked to reapply,” Tromblay said.
Tarantino essentially agreed, saying VA
funding “increased exponentially” starting
in 2007. At that time, the agency started hiring about 4,000 people to process its huge
claims backlog and Congress had to repeal an
early 1980s law that prohibited the VA from
advertising its services, he added.
Since then, the agency’s changing
approach to outreach has attracted proportionally more MidEast vets (44 percent) than
those of other wars (30 percent), Tarantino
said. One part of it is using the Internet to
encourage vets to talk to each other on social
sites such as www.communityofveterans.org.
Another, however, is a growing understanding of the need to provide long-term
counseling and other health assessment in
light of findings like those in the Hoge study.
Although civilian counselors exist, they
aren’t numerous enough and many don’t
have experience dealing with the kinds of
concerns vets have experienced. To fill the
gap, the VA runs walk-in Veterans’ Centers
for soldiers and their families.
“The key is getting vets to understand they
are injured” when they have “invisible”
wounds like concussions or PTSD, Tarantino
said. “You wouldn’t get shot and just walk
around with a hole in your shoulder, you’d go
to a doctor. … You need to seek treatment.”
Presently, the military requires returnees
to see doctors for physical health assessments immediately, then at 30, 60, 90 and 180
days after return. Tarantino said IAVA’s “top
mental health priority” is to expand that to
include “face-to-face” counseling evaluations
at those times, because returnees often experience “a lot of changes in behavior.”
“PTSD and other similar concerns are
highly, highly treatable,” Tarantino said. “…
The key to fixing those [problems] is integrating the prevalence of combat stress effects
into the leadership of the military” and train
officers how to observe their men for symptoms.
Tromblay did not know how many veterans live in Southbridge, mostly because his
office’s filing system is not yet computerized.
“Hopefully, in a year’s time, I’ll have a complete inventory of everything,” Trombley
said, noting he recently got a part-time aide
to help with the process. “That’s one thing
I’ve been lax to get done, but I’ll get it done.”
Gus Steeves can be reached at 508-909-4135 or
by e-mail at [email protected]
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CALENDAR
the authors bios and their works:
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“This is a
perfect opportunity to meet and chat with
the authors and have your books signed,”
said Presutti. Commemorative brochures
will be handed out to the first 500 attending. For more information on the New
England Authors Event contact Michael
Presutti at 508-728-4098 or via e-mail at
[email protected]
Wednesday, Aug. 26
STURBRIDGE — Bethlehem Lutheran
Church will hold a Fine Artisan Festival
from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the Sturbridge
Town Common across from the Publick
House Restaurant, Route 131. This is a
juried show and there will be artisans,
music, entertainment and food all day.
HOLLAND — The Senior Citizens Center
will serve lunch of beef stew with all the
fixings at noon followed at 1 p.m. by ourr
“Name That Baby” Contest. Seniors will
submit pictures of themselves as babies
or young folk and label them on the back,
with name and approximate year, by
Monday, Aug. 24. They will be displayed
on posters in the Senior Center; participants will be given a numbered list and go
around to the posters to guess who’s who.
Goodies and coffee and cold drinks will be
available that day and prizes will be
awarded to the top three correct guessers.
Please contact Linda at the Center at 2453163 to enter and join us for the hilarity.
Saturday, Sept. 12
WEBSTER — Celebrate Family, Health
and Fun – for Free – at Harrington
HealthCare at Hubbard’s 2009 Health Fair.
Sponsored by Kindred Healthcare. 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m. at the Webster campus (340
Thompson Road). Health screenings
include blood pressure, skin damage,
spine and body fat analysis. The Masons
of Massachusetts will offer MYCHIP
(Child Identification) kits. Life Flight
scheduled to land! SightMobile, senior
health and home care, rehabilitation, digital mammography and breast cancer
awareness and more! Bring the family
and celebrate your health!
Sunday, Aug. 30
THOMPSON, Conn. — The Harrington
Hospital Auxiliary will host a Classic Car
Show at Bogey’s Ice Cream Stand at The
Thompson International Speedway from 9
a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission is free to the
public. The fee for classic cars is $10. Price
includes admission for car and driver.
Trophies will be awarded to the top ten
cars. Dash Plaques will be provided to the
first 100 cars registered. DJ, Dick Salvas
will play the oldies. 50/50 raffles will be
held throughout the day. For more information, please call Dawn Sanchez,
Harrington Hospital Media Coordinator
at (508) 765-3146.
WEBSTER — The Daughters of Isabella
Circle # 709 will hold an “Indoor
Marketplace” from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the
Sacred Heart Parish Hall on Day Street,
Webster. Tables are available at $20 for
an 8’ x 3’. For more information please
call Jane Mills at 860-928-3890 or Louise
Ravenelle at 508-943-8456.
Sunday, Sept. 13
OXFORD — The Barton Center for
Diabetes Education is hosting a motorcycle ride, to benefit the summer camp programs at the Barton Center and Camp
Joslin. All proceeds to benefit the
Campership scholarship fund. Ride starts
at noon at the Central Massachusetts
Safety Council , 186 West Boylston St.
(Route 12, Wachusett Plaza), and ends
with a cook-out, music and a raffle at the
Barton Center in Oxford. Cost is $20 per
rider . Registration will take place at the
Safety Council at 10 a.m. Contact the
Barton Center At (508) 987-2056 or visit us
at www.bartoncenter.org
Sunday, Sept. 6
CHARLTON — The town’s 113th annual
Old Home Day celebration adds a new
event, a New England Authors evening
from 7 – 10 p.m. at Dexter Hall in the
newly renovated Charlton Public Library
on Main St. The New England Authors
Event was the brainchild of Michael
Presutti, a local author in Charlton.
“Often when I’m doing a book signing,
authors will ask me how I go about booking an event,” said Presutti. “Regardless if
one is self-published or traditionally published, the author must do the bulk of the
PR footwork. With so many authors in
New England, I thought it was time to create a venue where authors can meet the
public and get the word out about their
books.”
Authors scheduled to appear represent a
spectrum of genres such as fiction, mystery, fantasy, thriller, and YA sci-fi/fantasy. The list includes Sheila Connolly, M.E.
Kemp, Mary-Ann Tirone-Smith, Cindy
Davis, Rita Schiano, Michael Presutti,
Shawn Cormier, Janina Chung, Anthony
Giangregorio, and Robert St. Marie. A
web page dedicated to the event displays
Friday, Sept. 18
STURBRIDGE — The Federated Church
of Sturbridge and Fiskdale will host their
fall and winter junior high dances at 7 – 10
p.m. Fridays in the Fellowship Hall. There
will be a DJ. These are fun evenings for all
junior high school students. There is a
“once you’re in, you’re in” policy. Parents
can pick up their children on the front
steps at 10 p.m. The cost per youth is $7
and a snack bar is available.
Friday, Sept. 25
STURBRIDGE — The Federated Church
of Sturbridge and Fiskdale will host their
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fall and winter junior high dances at 7 – 10
p.m. Fridays in the Fellowship Hall. There
will be a DJ. These are fun evenings for all
junior high school students. There is a
“once you’re in, you’re in” policy. Parents
can pick up their children on the front
steps at 10 p.m. The cost per youth is $7
and a snack bar is available.
Saturday, Sept. 26
STUBRIDGE — Bethlehem Lutheran
Church will hold a Fine Artisan Festival
from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the Town
Common, across from the Publick House,
Route 131. This is a juried show featuring
artisans, music, entertainment and food
all day. For more information, contact 508347-7297.
Sunday, Sept. 27
WEBSTER — Join Harrington Hospital
and Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard
for its 2009 Breast Cancer 5K, held at 340
Thompson Road in Webster. Registration
forms available at the Webster and
Southbridge locations, as well as going to
www.harringtonhospital.org. All proceeds will go back to the healthcare system, including the brand new Harrington
Cancer Center in Southbridge. Please
gather your friends, get some sponsors
and help us raise money for a great cause!
For more information, 508-943-2600 ext.
309.
Friday, Oct. 2
STURBRIDGE — The Federated Church
of Sturbridge and Fiskdale will host their
fall and winter junior high dances at 7 – 10
p.m. Fridays in the Fellowship Hall. There
will be a DJ. These are fun evenings for all
junior high school students. There is a
“once you’re in, you’re in” policy. Parents
can pick up their children on the front
steps at 10 p.m. The cost per youth is $7
and a snack bar is available.
Friday, Oct. 16
STURBRIDGE — The Federated Church
of Sturbridge and Fiskdale will host their
fall and winter junior high dances at 7 – 10
p.m. Fridays in the Fellowship Hall. There
will be a DJ. These are fun evenings for all
junior high school students. There is a
“once you’re in, you’re in” policy. Parents
can pick up their children on the front
steps at 10 p.m. The cost per youth is $7
and a snack bar is available.
Friday, Oct. 30
STURBRIDGE — The Federated Church
of Sturbridge and Fiskdale will host their
fall and winter junior high dances at 7 – 10
p.m. Fridays in the Fellowship Hall. There
will be a DJ. These are fun evenings for all
junior high school students. There is a
“once you’re in, you’re in” policy. Parents
can pick up their children on the front
steps at 10 p.m. The cost per youth is $7
and a snack bar is available.
Ongoing
SOUTHBRIDGE — The Phoenix Bay
Path Composite Squadron, Civil Air
Patrol meets on Wednesday evenings from
6 – 9 p.m. at the Harrington Memorial
Health Service building on 61 Pine St.,
Southbridge, between Mary E. Wells Jr.
High School and Trinity Catholic
Academy. Accepting membership for
Cadets (12 years and older) and Adults.
For more information, please email [email protected] or [email protected]
or connect to the National Civil Air Patrol
website at www.gocivilairpatrol.com to
locate a unit nearest you.
STURBRIDGE — Business people and
professionals may attend and learn more
about CBA, a four-year-old networking
group with a community focus in
Sturbridge and surrounding towns.
Meetings also provide stimulating information on economic topics affecting our
region.
Meetings are held on the first and third
Thursdays each month from 7 to 8:30 a.m.
at the Oliver Wight Tavern at Old
Sturbridge Village.
For information, call 413-245-3483.
STURBRIDGE — Local Business People
are encouraged to visit the local BNI
Chapter, Business Visionaries, scheduled
every Tuesday from 7 - 8:30 a.m., at the
Oliver Wight Tavern at Old Sturbridge
Village. BNI is a business and professional networking organization whose primary purpose is to exchange qualified
business referrals.
What makes BNI unique is that it allows
only one person per profession to join a
chapter. Thus, once you’ve joined, there is
no conflict in passing referrals, and none
of your competitors can participate.
However, if your competition joins first,
this opportunity is gone.
To RSVP, call 508-943-2400 or e-mail [email protected]
STURBRIDGE — The Al-Anon group will
meet at 7 p.m. at Sturbridge Federated
Church, 8 Maple St. Al-Anon is an anonymous program for people who have been
affected by a problem of alcoholism in a
relative or friend. All are welcome to
attend.
STURBRIDGE — Want to become a better
communicator and increase your self-confidence? The Village Toastmasters meets
at 7 p.m. on the second, third and fourth
Thursday of
the month at the
Southbridge Savings Bank on Route 20.
Guests are always welcome.
For more information, go to village.freetoasthost.com or www.toastmasters.org,
call Dennis at 508-347-9343 or email [email protected]
Water Main Construction
STURBRIDGE — Water Main Construction, which begsn Monday, Aug. 3, is scheduled to conclude Thursday, Oct.
15. Construction will be from the intersection of Hall Road and Route 131 south on Route 131 to the Southbridge line.
Expect delays. Please seek alternate routes.
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OBITUARIES
Jennie M. Fennessey, 90
LYNN — Jennie M.
(Coviello) Fennessey, 90, of
Lynn, beloved mother,
grandmother and greatgrandmother,
died
Wednesday, Aug. 12 in a
local nursing home, after a
lengthy illness.
She was the wife of the
late John J. Fennessey, and
the daughter of the late Benedetto and
Amalia (DeSisto) Coviello.
Born in Lynn, Jennie was raised in West
Lynn and was a lifelong resident of the city.
She was educated in Lynn schools,
She worked for the City of Lynn in housekeeping at the Police Station and also City
Hall for a number of years. During World War
II, she worked for General Electric.
She was Past Prefect of St. Patrick’s
Sodality, a CCD teacher, and was active in all
church activities.
Jennie was an avid bowler and a fabulous
Italian cook. She loved cooking for her family
and friends. She enjoyed arts and crafts and
has received awards for her art work, especially her oil paintings. She and her husband
enjoyed many years of travel.
She is survived by her two daughters, Mary
Ferron and her husband Donald of
Sturbridge and Elaine Casey and her husband William of Topsfield; her two sons,
Kelly E. Thomas, 35
Robert A. Fennessey and his wife Barbara of
Byfield and John F. Fennessey and his wife
Gail of Maine; her 10 grandchildren,
Matthew Ferron and his wife Beth, Jennifer
Ferron Walsh and her husband Brian, Laura
Ferron LaMothe and her husband Jeremy,
Erin Fennessey Jaskulski and her husband
Jeff, Caroline (Casey) Boreck and her husband Ramon, Alicia Casey, and Lisa, Randy,
Joseph and Dana Fennessey; her seven greatgrandchildren, Camron, Ryan, and Braeden
LaMothe, Cassidy and Samuel Ferron,
Connor Walsh and Alyssa Jaskulski, as well
as many nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Thomas
Fennessey and sister of the late Joseph, Louis
and Rocco Coviello, Josephine Piekarski,
Antoinetta Champa, Mary Imperial, Rose
Sullo and Millie Byrne.
Her funeral from the Solimine, Landergan
& Richardson Funeral Home, 426 Broadway
(Rt. 129), Lynn, was held Saturday, Aug. 15 followed by funeral mass in Sacred Heart
Church, Lynn. Interment was in St. Joseph’s
Cemetery, Lynn.
Donations may be made to Hospice of the
North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102,
Danvers, MA 01923 or Alzheimer’s
Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA
02472.
Guest book at www.solimine.com
Stephanie A. Girouard, 85
SOUTHBRIDGE — Stephanie A. (Ciesla)
Girouard, 85, of Southbridge, died Friday,
Aug. 14 at the Woods at Eddy Pond in Auburn,
following a brief illness.
She was the wife of the late Arthur J.
Girouard, who died in 1980.
She is survived by a sister, Anita Kwalek,
and several nieces and nephews. She was also
the sister of the late Antoni, Stanley, Walter,
Richard and Jeannette Ciesla and Caroline
Obartuck.
She was born in Sturbridge, and was the
daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Zabek)
Ciesla.
She worked at the American Optical
Company in Southbridge for many years,
retiring several years ago.
Her funeral and burial in Oak Ridge
Cemetery in Southbridge will be private.
There are no calling hours. Arrangements
are under the direction of the Daniel T.
Morrill Funeral Home in Southbridge.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may
be made to the AseraCare Hospice, 4 Mount
Royal Ave., Marlboro, MA 01752.
www.morrillfuneralhome.com
Brendan A. ‘Bud’ Canty
DUDLEY — Brendan A. “Bud” Canty, of 66
West Main St., died Saturday, Aug. 8, at home
in the company of his family.
He leaves his wife of 44 years, Monica E.
(Griffin) Canty; five children, Brendan T.
Canty of Milford, Conn., Laureen A.
Morrison of Oxford, Michael P. Canty of
Dudley, Colleen A. Kelleher of Holden and
Monica Erin Canty of Richmond, Va.; a
brother, Ambrose Canty of Southbridge; four
grandchildren, Amy, Brendan, Dylan and
Shannon; a great-grandson Devon; and many
nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Edna
C. (Deary) Canty, five brothers and seven sisters.
He was born in Webster, one of the 14 children of Patrick and Anne (McCauley) Canty.
He lived in Webster and Dudley all his life.
He graduated from Saint Louis High School
in Webster, where he was captain of the basketball team, and from Becker Junior College
in Leicester, where he was also on the varsity
team.
He was a referee for high school and college
basketball games for many years.
Mr. Canty proudly served his country in
World War II in the U.S. Army,
earning a Bronze Star Medal.
He was honorably discharged
in November of 1945.
He was the proprietor of
Deary Bros., Inc. in Sturbridge
from 1948 to 1978. He then
worked for Deary Bros. Dairy before retiring.
He was a member of Saint Anthony of
Padua Church where he was the last surviving member of the church’s building committee.
He was a member of the Webster-Dudley
Knights of Columbus Council #228 and the
Webster-Dudley American Legion Post #184.
The funeral, with full military honors, was
held Wednesday, August 12, with a Mass in
Saint Anthony of Padua Church, 24 Dudley
Hill Road. Burial was in Saint Anthony’s
Cemetery, Webster.
Memorial donations may be made to Saint
Louis School Endowment Fund, 15 Lake St.,
Webster, MA 01570.
The Scanlon Funeral Service, 38 East Main
Street, Webster, directed the arrangements.
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Relay For Life 2010
Fundraisers
and car fresheners we will also have yard sale
items and all proceeds benefit the Relay For
Life of the Greater Southbridge Area 2010.
On Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
and again on Sunday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. we will be at the Publick House Harvest
Festival. We will be located in the tent behind
Sadie Green’s.
Other dates and events are being confirmed
so please keep checking the Southbridge
Evening News for dates and places.
SOUTHBRIDGE — The American Cancer
Society Relay For Life of the Greater
Southbridge Area is beginning their fall fund
raising for the 2010 Relay. This year, along
with our signature ‘Smelly Jelly’ room fresheners, we have added a couple new items. Car
fresheners and gourmet flavored lollipops
along with last year’s great new seller
‘Smencils’ will be for sale. For more information on any of the fund raising items please
contact Ron Ravenelle at 508-347-3826 or [email protected] or contact Faye Fulone
Sweeney at 508-735-5206 or f[email protected]
On Monday, Sept. 7, we will be on the Town
Common for Charlton Old Home Day from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m.
On Saturday, Sept. 12, we will be at St Anne’s
in Fiskdale for their yard sale. Along with the
Smelly Jelly jars, gourmet lollipops, Smencils
Community breakfast to
benefit Hoy family
SOUTHBRIDGE — Kelly E. Thomas, 35, of
Southbridge died suddenly on Friday after
being stricken ill.
She is survived by her mother Connie
(Conrad) Grzembski of Florida, (formerly of
Southbridge) and her stepfather Richard
Grzembski of Southbridge, 3 sisters
Bridgette R. Thomas, Meagan L. Grzembski,
Heather J. Grzembski, and her Godchild
Nolan Bachand all of Southbridge. She also
leaves her significant partner Jose “Joe”
Cruz, aunts Hope Wilson of Southbridge,
Ellen Lincourt of Worcester, Dorothy
Chickering of Sturbridge and an uncle Ray
Conrad of Delaware, and many cousins, and
friends. She was predeceased by her maternal
grandmother Millicent “Memo” (Swan)
Conrad who died in 1983.
She was born in Southbridge, and graduated from Southbridge High School in 1995. She
was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal
Church in Southbridge. Kelly enjoyed volleyball, crossword puzzles, playing pool, and
was a member of the Southbridge Pool
League. She was a bartender at Lynda’s Bar
in Southbridge, and also at the VFW Post
6055. She was also a licensed beautician.
The funeral was to be Thursday Aug.13,
from Sansoucy Funeral Home 40 Marcy St.
Southbridge with a church service at noon at
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 446 Hamilton
St. Southbridge. Burial will follow in
OakRidge Cemetery. Calling hours will be
held at the funeral home on Wednesday from
5-8PM. sansoucyfuneral.com
Joanne M. Anderson, 51
OXFORD — Joanne M. (Wessell) Anderson,
51, died on Aug. 9, in her home after a brief illness.
She is survived by her husband of 32 years,
Stephen C. Anderson of Oxford; a daughter,
Shani L. Anderson of New York; a son, Todd
E. Anderson of Bristol, Conn.; two very special friends and daughters, Dawn Salmonson
Parker and Sharla Rossik; her mother, Marie
T. (Sweeney) Wessell of Oxford; a brother,
Ernest E. Wessell Jr. of Sturbridge; a sister,
Dianne P. Wessell-Tariq of New York; and
many nephews and nieces.
She was born in Worcester, the daughter of
the late Ernest E. Wessell Sr., and was a lifelong resident of Oxford.
She graduated from Oxford High School in
1976 and Hahnemann Hospital Nursing
School in 1979.
Joanne was a registered nurse employed at
St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester for 30 years.
She was an avid gardener and loved the
ocean, especially Hampton Beach.
She enjoyed making people smile during
the holidays and was called “The Cookie
Lady” by children. She will be greatly missed
by her family and large circle of friends.
Funeral services are private and there are
no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to the Joanne Anderson
Scholarship Fund, c/o Webster Five Cent
Savings Bank, 343 Main St., Oxford, MA
01540, to benefit Oxford High School graduates.
As Joanne requested, there will be a celebration of her life from 2 - 7 p.m. Sunday,
August 23 at Periwinkles Restaurant, 917
Southbridge St., Auburn.
The Paradis Funeral Home, Oxford, is
assisting the family with the arrangements.
www.paradisfuneralhome.com
Mildred M. Hamel, 86
CHARLTON — Mildred M. (Gravelle)
Hamel, 86, of Brookfield Road, died Monday,
Aug. 10 in her home after an illness.
Her husband of 43 years, Marshall J.
Hamel, died in 1986. She leaves two sons,
David M. Hamel of Charlton and Alan J.
Hamel of Sturbridge; a sister, Eleanore G.
Goulet of Southbridge; five grandchildren,
Mathew Hamel of Worcester, Andrea Comer
of Holden, Tina Hamel of Northfield, Tracey
Chaput and her husband Jeffery of Ault,
Colo., and Timothy Reynolds of Arizona; four
great grandchildren, Tabitha Chaput,
Samantha Chaput, Alexandrea Chaput and
Sue Anne Hamel; and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Gladys
Sumner and Violette Collings, two brothers,
Edward Gravel and Henry Gravelle, and a
granddaughter, Katherine Hamel.
She was born in Turners Falls, the daughter of Henry and Elsie (Cate) Gravelle. She
lived in Southbridge from 1938 to 1948 and
was a graduate of Mary E. Wells High School
in Southbridge.
Mildred worked at Russell Harrington
Cutlery, Co. in Southbridge, Ames Woolen
Mill in Southbridge and at W.T. Grant department store in Sturbridge before retiring
many years ago.
She was a member of St. Joseph’s Women’s
Club in Charlton, a member of the Widows
Club of Southbridge, a volunteer at the
Masonic Home in Charlton, a volunteer with
the Government Food Surplus Program, and
a volunteer with the St. Joseph’s Church
Bingo.
Her funeral service was held Saturday, Aug.
15 in the Daniel T. Morrill Funeral Home, 130
Hamilton St., Southbridge. Burial was in St.
Mary’s Cemetery, Southbridge.
Donations may be made to the charity of
ones choice.
www.morrillfuneralhome.com .
Send all obituary notices to the
Sturbridge Villager, 25 Elm St.,
Southbridge, MA 01550, or by e-mail
to [email protected]
the family’s driveway on July 7. This unimaginable tragedy struck the hearts of friends
and strangers throughout the area.
No matter where one went in the days that
followed, conversations about little Eli’s death
could be overheard. And the psychic pain,
even among strangers, seemed palpable.?
As an act of help and healing, friends of the
Hoy family, together with several area businesses, have organized a Community
Breakfast Fundraiser to benefit the family.
The event will take place on Sunday, Sept.
13, with four seatings: 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m.,
and 11 a.m. at the Burgess Elementary School
Cafeteria, 45 Burgess Road in Sturbridge.?
Tickets are $10 per person; a 50/50 raffle will
be held during each seating. Additional dona-
tions are accepted gratefully.
“We ask that tickets be purchased in
advance so that we can best plan and prepare
for each seating,” said Linda Amadio, one of
the fundraiser’s coordinators.?
Tickets are now available for purchase at
the following businesses: Southbridge Savings
Bank (Southbridge and Sturbridge branches);
Amcomm Wireless, 131 Main St., Sturbridge;
Village Pizza, 487 Main St., Fiskdale;
Hometown Bank, 331 Main St., Sturbridge;
and Sullivan and Wallace Real Estate, 30
Sturbridge Road, Brimfield. ?
For more information on the Community
Breakfast Fundraiser to Benefit The Hoy
Family, please contact Linda Amadio at 508347-7852.
STURBRIDGE
—
The community was
stunned as it learned
of the tragic and accidental death of 2-yearold Eli Hoy, who was
struck by a minivan in
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• Friday, August 21, 2009
SPORTS
Another day, another upset for Quaboag
OUTLASTS TANTASQUA TO ADVANCE TO AUBURN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
BY NICK ETHIER
SPORTS STAFF WRITER
AUBURN — The Quaboag summer basketball team was able to knock off top seeded
Whitinsville Christian in the quarterfinals
of the Auburn Summer League, but with
shaky free throw shooting.
To ensure that it would not happen again,
Quaboag coach Steve Gogos had his team
shoot foul shots before their semifinal tilt
Aug. 12 with fifth-seeded Tantasqua.
“I made sure everyone was here early for
the foul shots,” Gogos said. “That’s why we
had that five-, seven-point cushion at the
end.”
Nate Connor and Brian Rodrigues were
clutch at the line in the final minute, as No. 8
Quaboag defeated Tantasqua, 48-41, to
advance to the championship game.
Quaboag will square off with No. 6 Sutton,
who beat seventh-ranked Millbury in the
other semifinal, 46-33.
Connor and Rodrigues not only hit free
throws down the stretch, but also contributed offensively and defensively all
game.
“When he wants to be the best player (on
the court) he can be,” Gogos said of Connor,
a junior-to-be. “He’s a lefty and he can
shoot.”
Meanwhile, the senior Rodrigues is a
skilled point guard.
“Rodrigues did an outstanding job of not
turning the ball over,” Gogos said.
David Morin and Ryan Plante also hit big
shots for Quaboag in the second half of
action.
The first half was quite a battle, with both
teams holding slim leads throughout.
Tantasqua headed into the break up five
points, 21-16.
The Tantasqua trio of Jake Gubitose, Kyle
White and Matt Phillips — all varsity members last winter — helped maintain the lead
early in the second half, with Gubitose controlling the point, White hitting three-pointers, and Phillips doing the dirty work down
low.
Tantasqua never lost the lead in the second half until there were six minutes to go,
when Connor sprinted down the court for an
uncontested layup.
But the lead switched numerous times
down to the final minutes, as Gubitose —
who finished with 13 points — hit a 3-pointer
with 1:30 to go, giving Tantasqua a 41-40 lead.
But Quaboag finished the game on an 8-0
run, as Morin hit a layup, Connor drained
two free throws, Rodrigues hit two free
throws and Connor hit two more.
“It was a tough game,” Tantasqua coach
Chris Siniscalchi said. “We battled back,
(Quaboag) just played well. We just didn’t
pull the win out.”
Despite the loss, Siniscalchi is looking forward to seeing Tantasqua do battle come
winter time.
“We have a young team coming in,” he
said. “(Summer league) will get them ready
for the varsity season.”
Gogos was just happy to advance to the
final, especially against a team Quaboag
does battle with on a regular basis.
“Tantasqua’s our rival, so that’s pretty
huge,” he said.
And Gogos knows the summer success
proves that Quaboag will be the real deal
come winter, and possibly for many more
seasons to come.
“They were just young guys, now they’re
juniors and seniors,” he said. “They’ve
developed and matured into the basketball
players I’ve wanted them to become.”
Nick Ethier photos
No. 8 Quaboag earned a come-from-behind victory over fifth-seeded Tantasqua in an Auburn Summer League
semifinal contest Aug. 12.
Tantasqua topped by Marianapolis in PBA tilt
BY RYAN PELLETIER
SPORTS CORRESPONDENT
SOUTHBRIDGE — On Aug. 13, the
PBA girls’ summer league playoff
tournament was running full force
as a group of six teams met to fight
for a place on the podium.
A close game came out of the
evening with the Tantasqua-North
Brookfield match that led off the
night. This game was a close one for
its entirety, as the two teams went
back and forth for the majority.
Early in the game Kat Muska hit
deep from just inside the three-point
line, and North Brookfield answered
immediately with another two
points of its own no more than 20
seconds later.
North Brookfield did an excellent
job in completing second chance
opportunities.
Ashley
Duszak
crashed the offensive boards and
was able to save several scoring
opportunities, in one instance grabbing a botched free throw thrown up
by one of her teammates and putting it back up and in for two points.
With about 10 minutes left in the
first half North Brookfield was able
to hammer down a three to jump up
on
Warriors,
however
Amy
McClellan was quick to answer with
a three of her own to put Tantasqua
right back in the game.
With the clock winding down to
around 2 minutes in the frame, the
teams continued to go shot for shot,
leading to a 15-12 halftime score.
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• STURBRIDGE VILLAGER
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SPORTS
GETTING READY FOR FOOTBALL
Koumanelis watches players from Bay Path as they train.
David Dore photos
A couple of prospective members of the Bartlett football team practice taking a snap.
SOUTHBRIDGE — Members of
the 2009 football teams from
Southbridge, Bartlett, Tantasqua
and Bay Path gathered at Harry
J. McMahon Memorial Field last
week for a preseason camp. This
is the 12th year for the camp,
which Southbridge football
coach Frank Koumanelis said
drew 140 players. For two and a
half hours each day for four
straight days, Aug. 10-13, they
learned the skills they need to
succeed on the football field —
and had an opportunity to get (or
stay) in shape.
Quaboag, Tantasqua notch upsets in quarterfinals
TOP-RANKED WHITINSVILLE CHRISTIAN AND NORTHBRIDGE FALL IN SUMMER LEAGUE
BY NICK ETHIER
SPORTS STAFF WRITER
AUBURN — The Auburn Summer
Basketball League saw its share of
shockers Aug. 11 in the quarterfinal
round, when the lower four seeds
defeated the top four.
None was bigger than No. 8
Quaboag’s defeat of top-ranked
Whitinsville Christian, 51-44.
The game was a true back-andforth affair, with the lead changing
hands seven times in the first half
before Whitinsville Christian held a
slim 27-24 lead at halftime.
Passion and hustle were also on
full display in the battle, as numerous low post fouls were called after
banging bodies were jockeying for
position. On more than one occasion
players had to be separated before
being assessed technical fouls.
Whitinsville Christian’s trio of
Hans Miersma, Taylor Bajema and
Kurt Steiner — three skilled varsity
players — then found their groove
early in the second half, taking a 35Nick Ethier photos
A player from Whitinsville Christian
(left) and Quaboag battle for the ball.
29 lead, their biggest of the contest.
But Quaboag wouldn’t back down. Sean
Ramsey’s hustle and grit showed on and off the
court, as he played a part of the half with a tissue lodged in his nose to tend to the blood loss.
His determination and Quaboag’s poise played
into the team not losing focus and continuing to
play hard, despite being down by a half dozen.
“Once we were losing in the second half they
didn’t get too frustrated,” Quaboag coach Steve
Gogos said. “I called a timeout and brought
them back down to Earth. I said, ‘We’re down by
six right now … we can do this. Get a few stops,
get a few buckets, and it’s a game again.’”
Quaboag then scored the next five points to
close the gap to one, and eventually tied the
score, 43-43, with 1:30 to play.
After Bajema hit one free throw to go up one
point, Quaboag scored the game’s final eight
points to get the huge seven-point victory.
“We were pretty clutch in the end,” Gogos
said, as Nate Connor, David Morin and Brian
Rodrigues all hit shots down the stretch to get
the win.
Gogos was also pleased with the ball handling
of Rodrigues, who made smart passes and didn’t
turn the ball over.
And now Quaboag will advance to the final
four of the league championship. Gogos has
seen improvement with his players over the
years.
SPORTS BRIEFS
Tantasqua boys’ soccer
team to hold tryouts
STURBRIDGE — Tantasqua Regional High
School boys’ soccer will have tryouts on
Thursday, Aug. 27, Friday, Aug. 28 and
Saturday, Aug. 29. Times are from 2-5 p.m. on all
three days. Tryouts will be at Tantasqua
Regional High School soccer field (the Cage).
Interested Tantasqua High School students
should plan on attending all three days. They
must have a completed physical form and proper paperwork on the first day.
For more information, please e-mail varsity
coach Ventimiglia at [email protected] or
JV coach Siniscalchi at [email protected]
Any questions can be directed to head coach Aaron
Berthiaume through e-mail at [email protected]
“I played with this same group of kids when
they were freshmen and sophomores,” he said.
“Now they’re juniors and seniors, and they have
definitely come a long way.”
TANTASQUA 62, NORTHBRIDGE 43
Tantasqua took a small three-point lead into
halftime, but then steamrolled past Northbridge
in the second half behind senior-to-be Jake
Gubitose.
The multi-talented Gubitose, who will shine
in an offense that saw Dan Kemp and Brandon
Forcier graduate, was a second half force for
Tantasqua. Whether he was driving to the hoop,
dishing out passes or draining three-pointers,
Gubitose made sure the fifth-ranked Warriors
would advance to the semifinals instead of No. 4
Northbridge.
Tantasqua never trailed in the second half,
and cruised in the final five minutes for the victory.
Cory Pryor was the only varsity mainstay on
the court for Northbridge, as the sharpshooter
was without Casey Hippert and Tyrell Damon,
two starters on last year’s varsity squad.
In other quarterfinal action, seventh-ranked
Millbury defeated No. 2 Bancroft, and No. 6
Sutton beat No. 3 Southbridge.
Quaboag and Tantasqua battled in one semifinal tilt, while Millbury and Sutton squared off
in the other.
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Tantasqua Regional golf
team tryout dates
STURBRIDGE — Golfers wishing to try out
for the 2009 fall golf team at Tantasqua
Regional High School need to try out on
Wednesday, Aug. 26 and Thursday, Aug. 27.
Golfers must play nine holes on both days to
qualify for the team. Tryouts will take place at
Hemlock Ridge Golf Course, 220 Holland Road,
Sturbridge. On both days, tryouts will begin at
9 a.m. Golfers should report to the course early
to check in and to submit forms.
Three forms are required to play for the
team: the consent and release form, the permission form and the physical examination
form. All three forms can be found on the
Tantasqua Regional High School Web site,
www.tantasqua.org/ths; simply click on the
“Athletics” link to find all three forms.
Physicals are good for one full year, so athletes who have a physical exam form on file
from the spring are qualified to play for the
team.
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• Friday, August 21, 2009
A summer’s eve with The Bard
BY JOSEPH EARLS
SPECIAL TO STONEBRIDGE PRESS
English teachers will lie. Truthfully, not all
productions of Shakespeare are great or even
good. Reviewers, however, owe it to readers to
tell the truth and help them decide where to
spend their money and time.
Fortunately, two Shakespearean comedies
close to the Tri-Community are not merely
good: they are revelations and celebrations,
demonstrating how funny, moving and entertaining live theater can be. For a date night or
a family excursion, these two enchanting and
riotously funny evenings are the price of a
movie ticket and one large popcorn. Either
play could become your most memorable
night of this delightfully long August.
Shakespeare and Company in beautiful
Lenox uses its strongest cast for “Twelfth
Night,” Shakespeare’s best comedy, thoughtful but loaded with laughter. Director
Jonathan Croy has gone for the funniest
“Twelfth Night” possible. He succeeds by giv-
ing comic rein to every single role, and so the
humor never stops. Even the staid Countess
Olivia offers hilarity in her scenes with Viola,
who is dressed as the “boy” Olivia is convinced she loves. Merritt Janson’s Viola is
wonderful, gifted with lightness, physical dexterity and emotional range. Ryan Winkles’s
Andrew Aguecheek steals entire scenes with
his comic timing and overt connection with
the audience, the funniest “foolish knight” I
can remember. Watch, too, for Robert Biggs’
developed and vulnerable Feste, slowly earning acceptance as a beggar, singer, and trusted
wit. As Shakespeare wanted, Winkles and
Biggs frequently cross “the fourth wall” and
invite the audience to engage in the play, not
merely watch it. Our packed house laughed
for two hours, rose in approval, agreed when
The Boston Globe gave it four stars in the
morning, and then emailed our friends.
Shakespeare.org has all you need through
Sept, 4th.
Less well-known but perhaps even more
accessible
is
the
Redfeather Company’s
production of “Much
Ado about Nothing” in
the cozy but professional amphitheater
tucked into magnificent Green Hill Park
in Worcester. (The
park is stunning:
worth an extra hour
and a picnic, if you
haven’t been there.)
The Telegram sometimes cheers too obviously for Worcester
theater, but their four
star review of this
production is exactly
right. Director and
Holy Cross professor
Edward Visser may be
the real star here.
With judicious cutting
of lines, brilliant costuming (the setting is
the giddy time after
WWII), spectacular
dancing,
inventive
sight gags and a
young, attractive, and
talented cast, Visser
has fashioned a polished yet original production that engages
and delights. The play
hinges on the repartee
of lovers Beatrice and
Benedick
(Michael
Burnet), who hide
their
attraction
behind caustic wordplay. Visser never hurries through the wit,
trusts
Shakespeare
Above, courtesy shakespeare.org / Below, redfeatherco.org
Cast members of Shakespeare and Company in Lenox are seen in a scene of the company’s production of
“Twelfth Night,” above. Below, the poster from the resident theater company at the College of the Holy
Cross’ — Redfeather Company — production of ‘Much Ado About Nothing.”
and his young cast — and we get
every joke. Burnet, a veteran Equity
actor, is fabulous as Benedick, excellent in dialogue but even more convincing when he muses aloud to the
audience. John Keller’s movie-star
looks and stage presence can’t be
missed. His Don Pedro earns his preeminence not with wisdom but with
believably youthful confidence and
charisma. Last, artistic director Mel
Cobb’s foolish constable Dogberry is
perfect. The role is already one of
Shakespeare’s funniest, but Cobb
lets us hear every joke in Dogberry’s
fractured language, and the lines get
laughs I thought a modern audience
would never catch. Every moment of
“Much Ado …” works well: nearly all
of
it
captivates.
Try
redfeatherco.com, through August
23. Use their directions for decent
parking.
The energy of excellent theater is
hard to capture in a review, even
with words like “enchanting” and
“magical.” Movie audiences simply
exit: satisfied theater audiences
applaud loudly, then smile, linger
and share, beaming and chatting
back to their cars. For these few
weeks, each production can offer you
that level of pleasure, unique to the
theater. Honest.
Joe Earls teaches Shakespeare at
Tantasqua in Sturbridge.
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ELEVENTHOUR rocks for a cure; Berardo “on deck”
West Brookfield
• Ultimatum, Crossroads, Route 20, Palmer
• The Brian Kearsley Jazz Combo, 6-9 p.m.,
Oliver Wight Tavern, Old Sturbridge Village
• Rob Adams, 8 p.m., Ugly Duckling loft @
The Whistling Swan Restaurant, Sturbridge
• Arno & the Low Down, 9 p.m., The Pump
House, Southbridge
• Sammy Kershaw w/Goldrush, 8 pm,
Indian Ranch, Webster
• Jackson
Schoolhouse,
Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam
Pike, West Glocester, R.I.
• RAM, 9 p.m., Altones,
Jewitt City, CT
• Vertical Horizon, 8 p.m.,
Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun
Casino, Uncasville, CT
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the changes that experience brings to everyone. These “imaginary” people, places and
events are brought to life in way that is both
beautiful and very real. But not all his works
are purely fictional, as semi-autobiographical
songs like “Working” (from the 2006 album
“Harbor”) give you insight into the formative
life experiences of an exceptional performing
artist.
In addition the Stoggy Hollow event Sunday
afternoon, there are two more upcoming
Quiet Corner chances to catch the hard-working Berardo: Friday, Sept. 10 at the Vanilla
Bean in Pomfret, Conn. and Saturday, Oct. 3 at
The Gold Eagle in Dayville, Conn.
For more info visit marcdouglas.com, or
hear some full-length song samples at
myspace.com/marcdouglasberardo.
• Road Dawgs, 9:30 p.m.,
Gilrein’s, Worcester
• No Alibi, 9 p.m., Greendale’s Pub,
Worcester
• Crumb, World on Trial, Another Soldier
Down, 8 p.m., Lucky Dog, Worcester
• Chris Reddy, 5 to 10 pm, Emerald Isle,
Millbury Street, Worcester
• Route 9, 9 p.m., Ye Olde Tavern, West
Brookfield
• Rob Adams, 8 p.m., Ugly Duckling loft @
The Whistling Swan Restaurant, Sturbridge
• 2nd Annual End Of Summer Bash featuring The Weight Of Gravity, New Pilot, Gutta,
Jabooda, Goodnite Ghost, Hey Now Morris
Fader, Lesions & Jeff Bujak, 8 p.m., Mill Street
Brews, Southbridge
• the Franks, 9 p.m., The Pump House,
Southbridge
• Copperhead,
9
p.m.,
12
Crane,
Southbridge, MA, $7
• The Shakey Ground Band w/ B&E Band,
Larry, Dave and Gerry, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.,
PACC, 37 Harris Street, Webster
• Three Dog Night w/The Reminisants, 8
pm, Indian Ranch, Webster
• Mary Fahl, 8 p.m., The Vanilla Bean,
Pomfret, CT, $12
• Mark Renburke, 6 to 8 p.m., Stoggy Hollow
Restaurant, 492 Route 198, Woodstock, CT
• Reminisce (Doo Wop & Dancing), 7 to 10
p.m., Rotary Park, Putnam, CT
• Dave & Rick (of Smokehouse), 9:30 p.m.,
The Gold Eagle at The Laurel House, Dayville,
CT
• Jukebox Junkies, Cady’s Tavern, West
Glocester, R.I.
• Badfish, 8 p.m., Kobra Kai, 11 p.m., Wolf
Den, Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT
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Stars, 7 p.m., Wolf Den,
Mohegan
Sun
Casino,
Uncasville, CT
MONDAY, AUG. 24
• Crosseyed Cat, 8 p.m.,
Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun
Casino, Uncasville, CT
TUESDAY, AUG. 25
• 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. K’s Motown Revue, 8 p.m., Wolf Den,
Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26
• Steve Willey, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., TJ
O’Brien’s, Sturbridge
• Jared Adams, 6-9 p.m., Oxfords Casual
Dining, Oxford
• Jazz Night w/ Tim Peck & Friends, 8-10
p.m., Victoria Station Cafe, Putnam, CT
• RAM, 9 p.m., Lucky’s, Foster, R.I.
• Colin Hay, 8 p.m., Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun
Casino, Uncasville, CT
THURSDAY, AUG. 27
• Dana Lewis, 7:30 p.m., Caffe Sorrento,
Milford
• Steve Willey, 7 to 10 p.m., Vinny Testa’s,
Shrewsbury
• 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
• Blues with Chet Williamson & Michael
Williams, 6 to 9 p.m., Oxfords Casual Dining,
Oxford
• The Neville Brothers, 8 p.m., Wolf Den,
Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT
The show starts at 8 p.m., and is free, with all
donations going to The Jimmy Fund and the
Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
The band does numerous benefit concerts
for the PanMass Challenge throughout the
year around the state, and band members are
If you’re a live act that would like to be feainvolved with POWERcure, annual bicycle ridtured, know of someone else who is, or simply
ing events that raises funds for cancer cure
want to let us know about an upcoming gig, eresearch. Concertgoers can expect a little
mail me at the address below. Anything I get
something for everyone — a wide array of
before Friday of each week will make the folboth covers and original tunes including rock,
lowing Friday’s paper. Keep the music live and
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not so quiet here in Northeastern CT & Central
SUNDAY, AUG. 23
Bring blankets for lawn & beach seating. In
MA!
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• Steve Willey, 2 to 5 p.m., Vinny Testa’s, [email protected]
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Shrewsbury
FRIDAY, AUG. 21
There will also be a raffle/auction for a Red
• Dana Lewis, 8 p.m., Caffe Sorrento,
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BACK TO SCHOOL
Tips For A Safe, Enjoyable School Bus Ride
(NAPS)
School buses have long
made the grade as one of the
safest ways for children to get
to and from school. But did
you know the iconic yellow
buses may also offer students
a unique learning opportunity?
“The bus ride can be a wonderful opportunity for socialization,”
says
Robin
Gurwitch, Ph.D., a child psychologist
at
Cincinnati
Children’s Hospital Medical
Center. “Parents can role play
with their child to practice
meeting new kids and interacting with them on the
school bus.”
Of course, the professionals behind the wheel can also
make all the difference when
it comes to both school bus
safety and enjoyment. About
half of adults recently surveyed for First Student transportation could readily recall
personal school bus memories and 39 percent still
remember the name of their
school bus driver.
“Knowledgeable, professional drivers are an integral
part of ensuring a safe, happy
school bus ride,” said Gary
Catapano, senior vice president of safety at First
Student, the nation’s largest
provider of school transportation. “Drivers must
complete an in-depth training
program, which includes
both classroom and behindthe-wheel instruction, along
with special techniques for
student behavior management.”
The following tips could
help ensure students have a
safe, positive school bus experience:
• Remain alert at all times
at the bus stop and when getting on the bus.
•
Don’t listen to your
MP3 player, text, talk on your
phone or play handheld
games because you won’t be
aware of what’s happening
around you. Also, be careful
when wearing your hood up;
it makes it difficult to see
around you.
• Be extra careful when
crossing in front of the bus.
• Don’t wear clothes with
toggles or dangling key
chains. They can get caught
in the bus doors or on the
handrail.
• Know your driver’s name
and your bus number to be
sure you are boarding the
right bus.
• Be courteous and respectful to your driver. Safely getting children to and from
school is a tremendous
responsibility that drivers
take very seriously.
• Have fun with your
friends on the bus, but don’t
be loud or get out of your
seat. Doing so distracts the
driver.
• Be courteous to fellow riders. If a student repeatedly
bothers you or is aggressive,
tell your bus driver. Drivers
are there to help.
For more information and
tips,
visit
www.firststudentinc.com.
Packing Healthy School
Lunches For Kids
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“Getting kids to eat right can be challenging, but
you can make it easier by only buying things you
want them to eat and instilling healthy eating habits
at an early age,” stresses Schroeter.
(STATEPOINT)
Packing nutritious school lunches that kids
will eat can be tricky. You want to make sure
that all those healthy foods you carefully
selected are not traded away for junk food or
tossed into the trash.
With childhood obesity a growing problem,
many parents are determined to find healthful but tempting school lunches for their kids.
“Just because a bagged lunch is nutritious
doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be fun. Include a
variety of foods your kids enjoy and get creative by packing colorful vegetables and fiberrich fruits. And since kids love snacks, don’t
fight it, pick healthy snacks and avoid junky
chips and empty calories,” says Josh
Schroeter, co-founder of Sahale Snacks, a producer of healthy, all-natural snack foods.
* Make Favorites Even Better: Choose
whole grain bread over white bread when
making your child’s favorite sandwich.
Substitute a whole wheat tortilla or pita pocket and kids won’t notice a difference. Choose
lean lunch meats such as turkey or chicken
and low fat cheeses. Use mustard instead of
mayonnaise. Home-made bean or yogurt dip
with vegetable sticks can be a tasty source of
protein and fiber.
* Go Nuts with Nutrient-Rich Snacks: Nuts
and seeds make terrific protein- and fiberrich snacks in lunchboxes. They contain
heart-healthy fats and satisfy the craving for
crunchy foods. Choose nut mixes with low
sodium and no trans-fat or heavily processed
sweeteners — and go beyond boring trail
mixes. Liven things up with all-natural, kidfriendly glazed nut blends, such as Sahale
Snack’s “Almond PB&J” blend of nuts, strawberries, raspberries and ground vanilla
beans. “Parenting Magazine” recently recommended this treat as a calcium-rich energy
booster. These snacks are available in grocery
and health food stores, and won’t get traded
away in the lunchroom.
* Make Calories Count: Avoid packing
refined carbohydrates and high fats together
in one lunch. Substitution is key. If the main
dish runs high in carbs or fats, add a side of
veggies or fruit instead of chips or cheesy
puffs. This cuts down on obesity-inducing
foods that also might leave your child sluggish
for the rest of the day. Substitute water for
soda or juice, avoiding empty calories and
sugar.
* Play Dress-Up: Just because it’s made of
vegetables, doesn’t have to mean boring.
Dress-up a salad with nuts and dried fruit to
make it more fun by adding crunch and sweetness. Mix in nuts, dried cranberries or apple
slices. Or, opt for a pre-packaged nut blend
that combines tree nuts with dried fruit like
pomegranate or berries. Just be sure it’s not
loaded with sugar or high fructose corn
syrup. Select one with organic evaporated
cane juice or some natural honey instead.
* Let Kids Choose: Have children help with
the shopping and preparation. Take a visit to
the local farmer’s market where the kids can
taste test and choose their favorite seasonal
produce. Cut fruits and veggies into fun
shapes, add happy faces with raisins and nuts,
and make items bite size for small hands and
mouths.
For more healthful food ideas and recipes,
visit www.sahalesnacks.com.
Spend Wisely on College and Dorm Needs
(STATEPOINT)
Before you stock-up for college and dorm
room needs, make sure you have a game plan
to spend wisely on everything from textbooks
to software to food.
“Buying textbooks, decorating a dorm room
and feeding a college student can add up, so be
aware of student discounts and where to get
the best buys,” said Charles Schmidt, a
spokesman for the National Association of
College Stores. “Take textbooks, for example:
The average student spends $702 on required
course materials each year, so stretching those
dollars makes a big difference.”
Here are some things every college student
should know when shopping for the classroom
and the dormitory:
* Play By The Book: Buy used books from
your college’s store. They typically cost 25 percent less than new textbooks.
* Travel Deals Abound: Book your holiday
trips and visits home in advance for the
biggest savings. Check out student travel centers on campus. There are many great deals
here that might not be available on major travel Web sites.
* Furnish on a Budget: Go used when possible. Raid your family’s basement, garage or
attic and visit the local Goodwill store for used
furniture, appliances and decorations. Swing
by the college store, as many offer branded
lamps, accessories, posters and other items to
help you show school spirit while making a
* Eat For Less: College meal plans usually
are a good deal. When eating out, always ask
for a college discount even if it’s not posted.
Check out local shopper publications at the
grocery store or around town.
* Computer and Software Specials: That college ID card comes in handy when buying a
computer. Most retailers, computer makers
and software publishers offer special prices
and discounted versions for students. * Online
Isn’t Always a Bargain: Be cautious when purchasing online. Hackers and phishers abound,
so be sure of your source. Remember to calculate shipping or handling expenses into the
total cost of that discounted textbook or plane
ticket. It might not be as cheap as the one from
your college bookstore! And, of course, it’s
more difficult to return textbooks online if
you drop a course or to sell them back as easily at the end of the semester.
“Always know a store’s refund policy, even
your college store. And consider paying cash
or by check. You can save hundreds in hidden
credit card interchange fees that, if you don’t
pay off your card balance, you might be paying year after year,” said Schmidt.
More than a third of adults polled remembered their school bus driver’s name.
How To Turn Any Child
Into A Better Reader
* Allow your child to
choose what she wants to
Reading is the most
read (within reason, of
important tool that chilcourse). Reading teen idol,
dren need to achieve acafashion and hair style
demic
success
and
magazines can lead to
advance in the workplace
reading biographies or the
later in life. But when kids
style section of newspastruggle with this skill
pers.
they can fall behind and
* Make literacy and
develop a permanent
reading portable. As you
antipathy toward reading
drive across town look for
and books.
What many parents “Above all, follow your child’s pace. signs with words begindon’t realize is there are Choose books suited to his or her age and ning with the same letter
as your young child’s
many simple ways to help development,” says Darling.
name.
improve virtually any
* Create reading rituals
child’s reading ability.
and get close. Read togethStudies show that parents with high involvement in their children’s er daily, starting when your child is a baby. Set
learning have kids with higher grades and aside a special time and place to read. Get
scores, according to the National Center for close. When you cuddle with your children
while reading, they associate reading with a
Family Literacy (NCFL).
“Parents play a critical role in making liter- sense of security. Children learn better when
acy a daily habit for the family,” says Sharon they feel safe.
* Provide sound effects. Use silly voices and
Darling, president and founder of the NCFL.
“Many of the things you do with your children sounds to keep your child interested. Hearing
as you work, play, read and talk together have different sounds in language also helps your
an impact on the skills needed to become a child develop critical listening skills. Try
singing, too!
confident and competent student.”
* When reading a story, pause to talk to your
Here are some easy ways to make any child
child about it. Ask open-ended questions, like
a better reader:
* Be a role model. Read newspapers, books, “What do you think will happen next?” or
magazines and information on the Internet. “What would you do?”
* Read it again. Children need to hear
Let your child see you reading. Share articles
from newspapers or magazines. Look for favorite stories repeated. This helps them recitems of interest to your child — those about ognize and remember words. Most importanthis school, favorite sports team, movie star or ly, as kids become familiar with a story, it gives
them confidence about reading and improves
band, or special hobby.
* Make your home reflect the importance of their comprehension.
* Keep it active. Let your child touch and
reading. Keep books around. You don’t have to
own them all; library books work just as well. hold the book. Ask her to turn the pages. And
Ask your child to read you ingredients from you don’t always have to sit when you read or
your recipe card as you prepare dinner. Have listen to a story. Try clapping out a fun rhyme
kids look up a phone number in the phone or dancing to a silly poem.
For more tips visit www.famlit.org.
book for you or read the cereal box and tell you
how much sodium is in your breakfast cereal.
(STATEPOINT)
Green Schools Benefit Student Performance and Health
(STATEPOINT)
All parents want their children to perform
well in school and be as healthy as possible
throughout childhood. While buildings may
not seem important to student life, many
studies are now showing that better lighting,
ventilation and indoor air-quality in schools
contribute to higher student achievement
and less illness.
As such, the new school season is the perfect time to ask whether where students learn
impacts how they learn. School buildings
with more filtered air and fewer materials
containing toxins reduce the instance of asthma, colds and flu, absenteeism among students and teacher turnover.
“Even if you are not a teacher or a member
of the PTA, advocating for your state and
local school district to go green makes sense
on several levels. For instance, students gain
directly from more comfortable environments because they improve learning outcomes and lessen absenteeism,” says Tim
Dufault, chair of the American Institute of
Architects (AIA) Committee on Architecture
for Education and president of Cuningham
Group Architecture.
But in this economy can schools afford to
go green? Experts such as Dufault think they
can, and that too much is at stake not to —
especially with new government stimulus
funding available to local communities to
make such improvements.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment
Act, passed in February 2009 to help boost the
country out of the economic crisis, allocated
$53.6 billion to school modernization. States
across the country must use at least 83 percent of this funding, or $40 billion, to provide
aid to local school districts. State and local
officials have the power to allocate funding to
school modernization, renovation and
repairs that will benefit students and teachers, and shrink the community’s carbon foot-
print.
“Not only do green schools make sense for
the benefit of students, but they also make
economic sense.
On average, green schools save $100,000 per
year — enough to hire two new teachers, buy
500 new computers, or purchase 5,000 new
textbooks. Green schools cost on average less
than $3 per square foot more to build, an
investment that is paid back in the first year
of operations through energy savings alone.
When factoring-in the lower energy and
water costs, improved teacher retention, and
lowered health costs, green schools save
about $12 per square foot, around four times
the average additional cost of going green.
In addition to improving learning outcomes for students and saving resources for
school districts, the whole community truly
benefits from modernizing school structure,
according to industry experts. A 2008 report
from the AIA finds that existing K-12 classrooms and educational spaces consume 30
percent of the nation’s electricity, generate 35
percent of our waste, use eight percent of
water resources and are responsible for 20
percent of greenhouse gas and carbon dioxide emissions. Green schools have less of a
negative impact on the environment and
require less energy to heat and cool their
facilities, so school districts and taxpayers
can save money on operational costs.
“As true learning laboratories, schools have
a unique opportunity to embrace cutting edge
thinking on sustainable design and develop
new generations of students for whom going
green will be second nature,” says Dufault.
“Architecture firms have many resources to
help your school district learn what is most
appropriate for your local culture and community needs.”
To find an architect who can help your
school determine the best strategies to go
green, visit http://architectfinder.aia.org.
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Bdrms! 2 Tile Baths! Ceramic Tile &
Hardwoods! 2 Car Garage! And More!
$779,900.00
WEBSTER – 493/495 School Street!
Ideal Duplex! 5/7 Rms! 2/3 Bdrms!
1.5/1.5 Baths! Applianced! Great
Investment Opportunity! 493
Remodeled from Studs, Custom Kit,
Walk-in Closets! Laundries! Sep
Basements & Walk-up Attics! Recent
Windows! Garages! $209,900.00
WEBSTER – 89 Lakeside Ave!
Almost New 7 Rm Split! Applianced Kit
w/Center Isl! Din & Liv Rm Cathedrals!
Fireplaced! 3 Bdrms! 2 Ceramic Tile
Baths! Fully Finished Lower Level!
2 Car Garage! Fenced Back Yard! Walk
to Lakeside Beach!
$259,900.00
WEBSTER LAKE - MIDDLE
POND!!! Convenient Point Pleasant!
Ideal 2nd Home or Use Yr Round! Open
Flr Plan! Panoramic Lake Views! Ideal
for All Water Activity! Applianced! Slate
Frplcd Liv Rm! 2 Bdrms! Hrdwd Flrs!
Ready for Summer Now!
$399,900.00
WEBSTER LAKE - Well Island!
Own Your Own Private Island! 9Rms!
5Bdrms! 1.5 Baths! Recently
Renovated! Hrdwd Flrs! Frplcd Liv
Rm! Wrap Around Porch! Panoramic
Views! Outdoor Pavilion! Plenty of
Dockage! Mostly Furnished!
$579,900.00
WEBSTER LAKE – 705 Treasure Island!
Townhouse End Unit! Move-in Condition!
6Rms, 2 Bdrms, Master Bath, 2.5 Baths
Total! Applianced! Din Rm w/Sliders to
Deck! Frplcd Fam Rm w/Sliders to Patio!
C/Air! Garage w/Storage! 2 BOAT SLIPS!
Heated Pool! Sandy Beach!
$259,900.00
NEW LISTING
SOLD
SOLD
WEBSTER LAKE – 805 Treasure
Island! Custom WATERFRONT Unit!
Lake Views! 6Rms! 1,874 Sq Ft!
Appliances! Custom Floor Plan!
Hardwoods/ Tile/ Wall to Wall! 2 Bdrms
– Custom Master Bath! 2.5 Baths!
Frplcd Fam Rm! Garage! 3Z CAir! 3Z Gas
Heat! CVac! BOAT SLIP! $419,900.00
WEBSTER LAKE – 120' Waterfront!
9 Rm Brick Cape! Grand Views of South
Pond! Frplcd Liv Rm & Fam Rm!
Lake Facing Mstr Bdrm! Main & Lower
Level Kitchens! Beautifully Landscaped!
26X30' Garage! Roof 07! Siding 09!
$589,900.00
WEBSTER LAKE - South Pond! Rare
Find! Almost New! Custom Quality 8Rms!
All the Extra’s! Beautiful Sunrises!
Applianced! Granite! Fireplace! 4Bdrms!
Lake Facing Master & Master Bath! 3Baths!
Office! Hrdwds & Ceramic! Air! Expand 3rd
Level! 2Car Garage! Irrigation!
$599,900.00
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
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
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
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
ON DEPOSIT
NEW LISTING
WEBSTER – 10C West Ave!
Conveniently Located 5Rm Townhouse!
Contemporary Duplex! End Unit! Open
Floor Plan! 3 Bedrooms! 1.5 Baths!
Central Air! Easy to Finish Lower Level
with Rough Plumbing for Additional
Bath! One Car Garage!
$119,000.00
WEBSTER LAKE – 503 Beacon Park!
Prime "Waterfront" Townhouse! One of
the "BEST" Unit Locations within Beacon
Park's 10 Beautiful Acre Site! Overlooking
the Lake, Pool, Sandy Beach & Gazebo!
5Rms! 2 Bdrms! 2.5 Baths! Frplc! Over
1200’of Living Space! $279,900.00
WEBSTER LAKE! Middle Pond Southern
Exposure! Panoramic Lake Views! 112’
Waterfront! Level 13,016’ Lot! Sandy
Shoreline! 8 Rm Ranch! Applianced Kit!
Frplcd Liv Rm w/Lake Views! 3 Lake Facing
Bdrms! Master Bath! 3 Skylights! 2 Car
Garage! Convenient Killdeer Island!
$539,900.00
WEBSTER LAKE – Middle
Pond! Prime Southwestern
Exposure – Spectacular Sunsets!
80’ Waterfront! Level 31,005’Lot!
7Rms! 2 Complete Kitchens!
3Bdrms! 3 Baths! Sandy Beach!
Garage!
$649,900.00
WEBSTER LAKE - South Pond – 105’
Level Waterfront – Western Exposure =
Beautiful Sunsets! 10 Rm Contemp! Lake
Views - Most Rooms! Fireplaced! Open Flr
Plan! 4 Bdrms! Master Bath w/Jacuzzi! 2.5
Baths! Great for Entertaining & All Water
Sports! Slate Patio! 2 Car Gar! And More!
$599,900.00
WEBSTER LAKE
Middle Pond – Reid Smith Cove!
Western Exposure – Beautiful Sunsets!
7Rms! 3/4 Bedrooms! Cathedrals!
1.5Baths! Garage! $459,900.00
2 Additional Waterfront Lots – 8500’!
Each $229,900.00
NEW LISTING
NEW LISTING
THOMPSON – 225 Wagher Road! 6
Rm Split! 3 Bdrms! 2 Baths! Open Flr
Plan! Applianced! Recently Finished
Lower Level Fam Rm w/Pellet Stove!
Storage Rm/Workshop! Garage
w/Opener! Private Backyard w/Trex
Deck! 1.39 Acres!
$231,900.00
THOMPSON – 82 Brandy Hill Rd! Like
New “2004” 8 Rm Ranch set on 1.79
Acres! 3/4 Bdrms! Master Bath!
2.5 Baths Total! Super Finished Walkout Lower Level Family & Game Rm –
Man Town! 2 Car Garage! And More!
$269,900.00
NEW LISTING
ON DEPOSIT
WEBSTER - 7 Park Ave - East Main
Street Near! Residence or Ideal
Business/Professional Location!
Corner Lot - 2 Driveways! Expandable 6
Rm Brick Cape! 3 1st Flr Bdrms
w/Hardwoods! 2 Frplcs! Walk-up 2nd
Flr w/Room to Expand! Check it Out!
$197,900.00
DOUGLAS – Whitin Reservoir!
406’ Waterfront Paradise!
Custom Contemporary! 6+ Rms! Super
Lake Views! Cherry Kit! Fireplaced Liv
Rm! 1st Fl Master/ Master Bath! 2.5
Baths! Hardwoods! 17,000’ Level Lot!
$599,900.00
WEBSTER LAKE – Middle Pond
WEBSTER LAKE – 11 Ernest Street,
Waterfront Lot! One of the Absolute Best South Pond! 80’ Waterfront! Perfect 8Rm
Custom Colonial! Panoramic Views!
Shorelines on the Lake! Perfectly Level!
Sandy Beach! Western Exposure Across Granite Kit! Formal Dining! Frplcd Liv Rm!
Master Bdrm/Bath w/Lake Views! Family
the Widest Expanse of the Lake with
Rm! 3 Bdrms! 3.5 Baths! Hrdwds!
Sunsets to Die For! 10,183’!
Cathedrals! 2 Car Garage!
Town Services! $325,000.00
$649,900.00
SOLD
SOLD
SOLD
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
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
WEBSTER LAKE – 326 Killdeer
WEBSTER LAKE - Spectacular
Island! Middle Pond! South Facing! 5
Views Across Middle Pond! 85'
Rm Ranch! Frplcd Liv Rm w/Hardwood Waterfront! Huge 20,202' Lot! 11 Rms!
Flr & Skylight! 3 Bdrms w/Hardwoods!
3 Lake Facing Bdrms! 4/5 Bdrms!
Lake Facing Enclosed Porch to Increase
Master Bath! 3.5 Baths! 2 Frplcs!
the Entertaining Area! 82' Waterfront! In-law Apartment! 2 - 1st Flr "Offices"!
Sandy Beach!
C/Air! And More!
$345,000.00
$749,900.00
Professional + Experience = Performance
Lois
Anderson
Michelle B.
Hippert
Oxford
Framed-colonial with 2-car garage in
rural area.
$378,900
Auburn
Phase III Prospect Hill Estates
Many Plans & Options
$359,900
New Construction 3 Great Locations
Prospect Hill Estates, Auburn
DeerHill Estates, Oxford
Quality Custom Homes
$300,000 Forward
Sunday • Open House 11-1
Worcester
8 Room 3 Bedroom Cape
2 Full Baths
$225,000
Spencer
9 Room Garrison
$235,000
Steven
Iwanski
Kerstin
Bean
Lynn
Kapinos
Diane
Begreen
Sandy
Kelly
Holland
Adorable 6 room cape with finished
LL family room.
$235,000
Andrew
Bolivar
Ann
Klein-Flynn
Donna
Caissie
Cheryl
Lancaster
Auburn
6 Room
3 Bedroom Cape
$227,500
Marilyn
Chalupka
Lena
Loughlin
Ann
Coven
Kevin
Maher
Mary Ellen
Cox
Carmela
Manzaro
Auburn
Outstanding Center Location
Stone Faced 3 BR, 1.5 BA &
2 car garage
$264,900
Patricia A.
Davis
Linda
McKissick
Thomas
Dombroski
Kathleen
Sivret
Sutton
Quality built house w/heavily
insulated interior, exterior wall
and ceilings.
$465,000
Buyer - Seller Representation
Call or Visit
www.EmersonRealtors.net • 508.832.5324
Auburn
Great Starter
5 Room Ranch
$161,900
Auburn
3 Bedroom 3 Full Bath
Raised Ranch
$310,000
Auburn
Brand New 2009 Mobile
w/2 BR & Super Layout
$79,800
Dudley
3 Room Condo
Turn-Key Condition
$75,000
Claire
Earley
John
Stelmok
Doreen
Gagliastro
Jessica
Stelmok
Auburn
To Be Built
6 Room Split Entry
$269,000
Tally
Sundstrom
Barbara
Granger
Amy J.
Usher
Kate
Maher
Auburn
Open Floor Plan
w/hardwoods
$305,000
Mobile Homes
9 Great Opportunities
Auburn - Worcester Locations
Prices $49,900 to $110,000
Location - Access & Afforable
Oxford
Duplex
To Be Built
$378,500
VILLAGER REAL ESTATE
Dudley
2 Family
Home
$243,900
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2 Maple Avenue
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
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508-769-3823
508-365-3561
WEBSTER - $247,900
THOMPSON, CT - $219,900
Split-entry 52x26, granite ctr top, Nice 6rm Ranch w/cathedral ceiling,
6rm 3 br 2ba 2-car gar, bay window, Firepl, deck, screened prch, level yd,
fans, cath ceil.
Tile, hdwd, carpt flooring, gar,
10 Ragina Ave.,
Sand Dam Rd. to Long Pond
off Sunny Ave on Lakeside
10 Shady Lane
Licensed in MA & CT
Elaine Armstrong
508-353-1932
508-365-4022
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Brenda Ryan
BrokerOwner
Dot Aucoin
Broker
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WEBSTER - $249,900
Large 2-family, 6/6, 3 br unit, pine
floors, cab kitch, frt prchs,
2-car gar.
41 Brook Street
Melissa
Cournoyer
Hilli
Mary Jo
Demick
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Debra
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THIS
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MAGAZINE! 7 rooms 3 bedrooms
2 baths! 1.91 acres-all useable &
level! Beautiful open concept!
Absolutely spotless and in excellent condition! 2172 sf of living
area! Plus 2 car garage!
$339,900. Address: 439 Alpine Dr.
Southbridge: Walk in & fall in love
with this 8 room 4 bedroom 2 bath
home! All updated! Open livingroom
w/fireplace & dining room plus first
floor family room! Large eat in
kitchen w/island. Huge master bedroom. Large deck off the kitchen
overlooking 1/2 acre yard, level &
wooded. GREAT AREA OF TOWN!
Desirable location. $239,900.
Southbridge: MOVE IN CONDITION! Totally remodeled CONDO!
5 rooms 2 bedrooms 2 baths.
Formal dining room. Washer &
dryer right in unit! Brand new
Stainless steel appliances. All
freshly painted. ONE OF THE
BIGGEST UNITS IN THE COMPLEX! Moving South! $115,000.
Southbridge: INVESTORS OR
BARGAIN HUNTERS! Well maintained 3 family! 5 rooms 3 bedroom 1.5 baths/ 5 rooms 2 bedroom 1 bath and 4 rooms 2 bedrooms 1 bath. Owner occupied.
Fully rented. Replacement windows. Carport. All separate utilities. $169,900.
Southbridge: RELAX & COOL
OFF BY THE POOL! No worries
here. 8 rooms 4 bedrooms 1 1/2
bath ANTIQUE COLONIAL situated near Harrington Hospital!
Brand new bath! First floor laundry! Hardwood floors, sided,
replacement windows. Not a short
sale or foreclosure! $165,900.
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AUBURN: 7 Rm, 4 BR, Colonial ,
French doors, window seat built in
bookcases & hutch. Lg. open foyer
to staircase, enclosed front porch
$195,000 Call: 508-832-5831
Helen
Vangsness
Ronald
Garabedian
Maryann
Johnson
Chic
Beland
Janice
Ward
Diane
Pacevicz
Judy
Empie
Joyce Johnson
Owner/Broker
508-958-1742
Lorraine
Jankowski
Elie
Kahale
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SPENCER: Short Sale, 8 Rm. 4Br, 2 fam
in convienient location, Vinyl sided with
replacement windows, seperate electric.
Good sizedcyard. 2 off street parking areas!
$89,500 Call: 508-832-5831
*** Rentals ***
Charlton- 13 Rm, 5Br . . . $2600
Douglas- 5 Rm, 2 Br. . . . $2600
Leicester - 8 Rm, 3 Br . . $1900
Oxford- 6 Rm, 2Br . . . . . . $995
Worcester - 7 Rm, 3 Br. . . $935
OXFORD: 6 Rm, 2 BR, Townhouse Worcester -5 Rm, 2 Br . . . $850
Frplcd,LR formal DR w/sliders to deck overOffice Space
looking water. Finished lower level w/sliders
Auburn - 925 Sf Office Space
to patio. $219,900 Call: 508-832-5831
Auburn - 525 Sf. Office Building
PRINCETON: Stunning 7 Rm, 3Br. 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, 1. 5 ba.
Contemporary Colonial Formal DR w/
Hdwds., sunken LR w/vaulted ceilings,
Master BR w/loft & Jacuzzi tub.
$279,500 Call: 508-832-5831
$8000 TAX REFUND!
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* NEW 3 BR
* Open Custom Kitchen
* Cathedral Family Rm
* 2.5 Baths
15 Pineview Rd
* Central vacuum
* 3 bedrooms * 2 baths
* 1351 frontage
* L-shaped kitchen/living/
dining room
* 28’ screened porch
* 1st floor laundry
29 Flaxfield Rd.
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OXFORD: WOW! 1200 SF Condo w/no
fees! 3Br, 2Br. fplcd LR w/20’ vaulted ceilings, is floor master Br. new paint, rugs, light
fixtures! Country setting! Move right in!
$186,000 Call: 508-832-5831
Don’t Miss Out On
$8000 Tax Credit
FANTASTIC PRICE - $314,900
217 Dudley-Southbridge Rd
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HOLDEN: 8 Rm, 3 Br. Colonial.2
years young on almost 1 acre lot!
Formal DR w /hdwds. large frplcd
family room w/vaulted ceilings,
$418,900 Call: 508-832-5831
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Franny
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Jo-Ann Szymczak
Connie Nedoroscik
508-943-7669
508-949-3205
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WEBSTER - $259,900
Large 3-Fam mostly renovated,
17rms, encl porches,
off street parking
2 Ray Street
* 1 Acre
* Family Rm
* 3 BR
* 1.5 baths
* 2 car gar.
Sandra Loughlin
Owner/Manager
508-769-2605
Anne
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DUDLEY - $274,900
ATTENTION: Buyers!
Close by November 30th to
receive $8000 tax credit or
$8000 down payment!!
*Call us for details!
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Therrien
$8000 TAX CREDIT
FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS!
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WEBSTER - $750,000
Last undeveloped land on Webster
Lake, 3.68 acres. Private cul-de-sac
off Lower Gore Rd.
10+10.1 Reid Smith Rd
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508-832-5831 Auburn 1-800-563-7019
www.century21maher.com • [email protected]
Licensed in MA & CT
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Independently Owned & Operated
Sturbridge: Custom Built One Level
HOME on dead end street! 7 rooms 3
bedrooms 2 baths! Over 1700sf of living area! Wonderful kitchen opens to
familyroom with a fireplace, built-ins
and sliders to deck. 2.03 acres of land.
Serene location, little traffic, lots of
frontage so no close neighbors! Paved
drive to attached 2 car garage. LOADS
of CLOSETS too! WONDERFUL HOME
WITH WARM MEMORIES! $259,900.
Maher Real Estate
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POMFRET,CT - $489,900
“Longmeadow” 2836 sf Coln
4br 2.5ba, tile, hdwd flrs, 21 ft
kitch, 2-c gar w/rm over, lge lot
Off Rt. 44 near Putnam line
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
www.aucoinryanrealty.com
$8,000 TAX CREDIT TO FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS
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WEBSTER - $229,900
Large commercial bldg, High
traffic street, Sub-dividable,
lots of parking.
59 East Main Street
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Michelle
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Now offering rental services
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WEBSTER - $259,900
Open floor plan Cape, new kitch
w/island, 6-8 rms 3 br 2 full ba, FR,
coal stove, deck, lge level yard.
66 Cushing Road
Joan
Lacoste
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THOMPSON, CT - $309,900
Beautiful 6rm 3br 2ba Cape,
brick fireplace, garages,
plus 4rm apt.
112 Old Turnpike Rd (Rt 197)
THOMPSON, CT - $349,900
New Federal Front Colonial,
3 BR, 2.5 BA, open foyer,
deck, hdwds, 1.95 acres.
Logan’s Lane
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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
Vivian
MarreroDoros
Spiro
Thomo
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Quality homes by Val-Go Builders - limited lots
available. Build now! Homes starting at $399,900
Oakview Estates: Dudley’s only 55+ community. Watch for Gala Open House this month
– register for drawings and FREE upgrade!
Old Southbridge Rd to 4 Jons Way
WEBSTER
2700 sq. ft. family/owner occupied 2
family for $189,900. Updates include
roof/siding/windows/CB. Laundry
each, nice yard, 2 car garage, off-st
parking.
Call Mary at Coldwell Banker
(508)612-1382
MARY STOLARCZYK 508-635-6614
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Real Estate on the Rise!
www.hope2own.com
508.943.4333
43 East Main Street • Webster, MA 01570
Sharon Pelletier Broker Owner • June Cazeault Sales Associate
John Westerman Broker Associate
90 Worcester Rd.
Webster
In Home Business Location,
Location, Location! Pristine, Quality
Crafted Custom Cape! 2,361 SF, 4 BRs,
2 Baths, 1 Detd Garage Hdwds, Frplc,
Wkshop, .66 Ac, 160' Rd Frnt. $269,900.
NEW PRICE
Wow! There's Alot of House Here!
Lovely Classic Cape! Acre Plus Lot,
2450 SF, 4 BRs, 2 Baths, 2 Attd
Garages Bonus Rm Above Garage!
Lg Level Yard! $257,000.
59 Cushing Rd.
Webster
111 Pierpont Rd.
Dudley
95 Southbridge Rd
Dudley
How To Describe This
Phenomenal Offering?! Exceptional
Young Cape on 10+ Acres! 2676 SF,
5 BRs, 3.5 Baths, 2 Garages. $439,000.
See our Website at www.hope2own.com!
Beat the Heat with Central Air!
Lg Updated Raised Ranch, Great
Room, 1922 SF, 3 BRs, 1 Bath, 1
Garage LL Media Rm, 1/2 Acre+, Nice
Yard! $229,900.
Warren, Heritage Park WEBSTER LAKE
23 Bayview Ave.
Webster
Perfectly Designed for the Lake
Lifestyle! Stunning "Magazine Worthy"
Contemporary! Extraordinarily Bright &
Open! Upscale! Spacious 2,392 SF ~ Full
2nd Flr Private Master Suite w/Luxurious
Bath. $564,900
WEBSTER LAKE
WEBSTER LAKE
25 Colonial Rd.
Webster
5 Loveland Rd.
Webster
Unique Young
Lakefront Contemporary! Gourmet
Kitchen, 3 BRs, 2.5 Baths, Incredible
Master Loft BR Suite! Glass, Breathtaking
Views, Sandy Beach! $429,900
GOT A HOUSE FOR SALE?
This the place
to sell it!
WEBSTER LAKE
12 Indian Pt Rd.
Webster
Oversized Lake Lot w/Potential
For Expansion! Contemporary Style
Raised Ranch! MAXimum Use of
Space, 1530 SF, 3 BRs, 1.5 Baths!
Sensational Lakefront Home
For Rent! 2200 SF, 3 BRS, 2.5 Baths,
2 Car Attd Garage, A Superb Offering~
Beautiful Upscale Amenities! $3,500/Mo.
‘Liz’ Banas Real Estate
HUD CERTIFIED BROKER
Southbridge, MA 01550
1-508-765-5452 • 1-774-230-5026
lizbanasrealestate.com
Liz Banas
Owner/Broker
OPEN HOUSE
16 Ziemba Rd., Dudley
SUNDAY 8/23 12pm-3pm
Spacious 5 room, 2 BR, 1 1/2 bath ranch. 2+ acres,
over 500 ft. frontage, fully applianced country
kitchen, family room, hdwds, fireplace, garage
w/opener. $229,000
WEBSTER
mailed to 60000+
households
throughout
Southern Worcester
County.
To advertise on our real estate section,
please call your local
sales representative at 1-800-367-9898
2-3 bedroom, 2 bath, appliances included.
Call Debbie @ 508-769-6950 9 West Realty.
$435,000
Your ad will be
FOR
SALE
$64,000
This is the place to sell your
home!
Your ad will be mailed to 60,000+
households throughout Southern
Worcester County.
Call your local sales representative
today! 1-800-367-9898
2700 sq. ft. family/owner occupied 2
family for $189,900. Updates include
roof/siding/windows/CB. Laundry
each, nice yard, 2 car garage, off-st
parking.
Call Mary at Coldwell Banker
(508)612-1382
MARY STOLARCZYK 508-635-6614
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to stick to a budget not only can save
you some green in the short-run, but
can prove valuable in the long term.
“It’s a smart idea to teach kids
responsible money management
skills while they’re young and their
finances are simple,” says Aaron
Patzer, CEO of online personal
finance service Mint.com. “With a
solid foundation, they’ll be able to
manage successfully as their money
lives become more complex, adding
rent and mortgage, insurance, taxes
and other life expenses.”
Before leaving home, kids should
be able to manage their own bank
accounts and use credit cards
responsibly. They should have experience tracking their spending and
in setting and keeping to simple
budgets. There are easy ways to
introduce these concepts at any age:
* Start Early With Young
Children: Small children should be
taught to identify different bills and
coins and their values. Teach them
to count money and make change.
Have them accompany you to the
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store, help pay the cashier and count
change.
* Teach Grade Schoolers Money
Responsibility: An allowance is a
step toward teaching kids to be
responsible with money. Grade
school children should receive a regular allowance and pay for some of
their own luxuries. This teaches
them to prioritize and save money
for goals — whether in piggy banks
or their first bank accounts.
* Have Kids Participate In Family
Budgeting: Teach kids what a budget is, how much the family has to
spend monthly, and how to allocate
money for those expenses, while saving for longer-term goals. New tools
now can make budgeting more
interesting. Track the family’s budget using a free online budgeting
service like Mint.com, which looks
and works more like Facebook than
Quicken or Microsoft Money software. These services automatically
categorize your household expenses,
presenting them in family-friendly
charts and graphs. Set individual
budgets for everything for which
you spend: groceries, gas, even vacations. Mint.com also provides sug-
gestions on how to save money by
switching from high interest credit
cards, or putting your cash into a
savings account or CD paying higher interest.
For older children, the beginning
of the school semester is a great
time to get started, involving them
in the decision making processes
for purchasing school supplies.
* Teens Should Master Basic
Banking Skills: During their adolescent years, kids should learn
banking skills, such as opening
checking and savings accounts,
making deposits and withdrawals,
and spending within their limits.
Work with your teenager to create a
basic budget that includes leisure
activities, clothes, music, etc. Teach
teens about credit cards by having
them help you make a credit card
purchase. Then involve them when
it’s time to pay the bill.
* Have College Kids Formalize
Their Own Budgets: The typical student spends over ten thousand dollars yearly on tuition, room and
board at a public college and more at
private schools. Several thousand
more goes to textbooks, supplies and
WEBSTER, MASS.
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WEBSTER - Enjoy all seasons at Webster Lake's
most affordable waterfront
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room, 2.5 bath Townhouse
with recent wall-to-wall
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$199,900 R/E Tax $1796
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WEBSTER - Excellent three
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lot - corian and stainless
steel kitchen - hardwoods,
ceramics - knotty pine
family room - central
air/vac - oil heat - garage shed - nice neighborhood,
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WEBSTER - Very nice
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- fireplace - garage above-ground pool - new
Buderus oil furnace - some
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storage - good neighborhood - many updates owners moving west.
R/E Tax $2042
$214,900
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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Like New 3 bedroom 1.5 bath Cape,
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move in. $8,000 tax credit available.
DUDLEY - $289,900
1 acre accents this 3 bedroom 2.5 bath
Garrison colonial. Almost 2,000 sq. ft
of living area in this one owner home.
Located on dead end street.
Agressively priced to sell quickly.
WEBSTER-$229,900
Webster Lake waterfront lot! Ready to
build right now. Town water and town
sewer available.
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BR Ranch! Woodstove in w/out bsmt. Well
maintained. Title V in hand. Great location,
close to lake. $129,999. Gregg Abdella.
HOLLAND. Enjoy country living in this lovely 3
BR Cape. LR w/ gas FP, open floor plan to DR
and fully applianced kitchen. First floor MBR,
jetted tub, walkin closet. Move-in condition.
$249,000. Beverly Gray.
OAKHAM. 3 season cottage on Dean
Pond, a full recreation lake. 150’ of
frontage makes it a great quiet & private
spot. $129,900. Dennis Bottcher.
SOUTHBRIDGE. Oversized 3 BR Split on
nice flat lot. Open LR/DR with FP, bow window. LL w/ FP. Huge garage has work/storage area. $189,900. Dorothy Fontana.
WALES. This home, with it’s in-law, is almost
2 houses in one! Each side has 2-3 BR, open
floor plans, kitchen, DA, LR, wood stove.
Separate heating systems. Lg deck, small
priv. pond. $259,900. Paul Bouvier.
WARREN. Rehabbed 3 BR Colonial.
Maple cabinets, bamboo flr in LR & DR,
Berber carpet on 2nd flr. 2 car garage
under, plus det. 2 car garage. HomePath
financing avail. $234,900. Priscilla.
DUDLEY. Pierpont Pond! Just steps away
from the lake is this 3 BR Ranch. Lg upper
deck for great views! Part. fin. FR in lower
level. $199,900. Wendy or Annette.
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WEBSTER - $289,900
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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,
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SOUTHBRIDGE. Great 3 BR Ranch in
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features. Built-in bookshelf in LR, laundry
shute, 2 finished rooms in bsmt. More!
$179,900. Dennis Bottcher.
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505 Washington St., Auburn, MA 01501
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WEBSTER: Wonderfully
welcoming home, lots
of recreational opportunities on Webster
Lake, where you can
fish, boat, swim or
relax. 100’ of lake frontage, a large fenced yard with
mature trees & beautiful gardens; on two lots. Dining
room with glass walls facing the lake, a bright kitchen
lots of charm & character. You will feel you’re far away
from it all, but only min. to all major roads. $599,000.
SPENCER: STILES WATERFRONT! Enjoy year round activity on beautiful full recreational
lake. Many updates, heating
system, windows, storm doors,
recent roof and new Title V system. Cabinet packed kitchen open into family room
with fireplace. Living room with fireplace and slider to
large wrap around deck. Lot size includes 2 lots across
the street that has the well on it. $475,000
AUBURN: Can be
used as a large single family or a legal
2 family for additional income. First
floor has eat-in
kitchen, LR w/fireplace, hardwood floors, 4 season
sunroom w/slider to deck overlooking large level
yard. Cute 3 room apartment on 2nd floor.
Commuters Dream. $214,900.
OAKHAM: Charming
country colonial on
acre + lot. Bright sunny
open
floor
plan.
Interior features: wide
pine floors, exposed
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with sky light. Slider from dining area to large deck overlooking beautifully landscaped yard. Finished lower level
with slider walk out. 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath.
$245,000. - $1,500 Rent
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dents can stay in touch with their
money wherever they may be.
“You don’t have to be a financial
whiz to teach children to make
smart money,” says Patzer. “And the
good news is, there are lots of new
tools to help you teach them and that
can even make money management
more fun.”
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entertainment. So how to keep them
from emptying bank accounts within weeks of starting college? Help
them set up budgets online on a
service like Mint.com, which will
send them text messages alerting
them of bills due, credit limits, and
bank fees. Some services even offer
iPhone applications, so college stu-
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WEST BROOKFIELD – Beautiful
colonial nestled on 13+ acres,
spacious open floor plan, teen
suite, four bedrooms, fireplaced
family room, enclosed porch,
fenced area for small children or
pets. Great area. Near Lake
Wickaboag. $369,900
NORTH BROOKFIELD – Ranch
style LOG home, set privately
off the road on about 5 acres.
Seven rooms, three bedrooms,
2.5 baths. You can finish extra
space in the loft area. Large
walk out basement. Wooded
lot. $305,000
WARE – This WOW ranch is set
on almost an acre, it has been
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16 Ziemba Rd.
SF
12:00-3:00
$229,000
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508-765-5452
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10 Ragina Ave.
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$247,900
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Friday, August 21, 2009
BACK TO SCHOOL
Tips To Help Kids
Do Better In Math
(STATEPOINT)
Math is a source of stress
for many students, becoming
a progressively more daunting subject as they move
through their school careers.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
Parents can do lots of easy
things with children to get
them comfortable with numbers so they will ultimately
perform better in this crucial
subject.
Parents of pre-schoolers
and grade school students, in
particular, can help lay the
foundation for a positive attitude toward math, in large
part by making numbers and
math skills fun.
“The games we play with
our children when they are
young go a long way toward
helping them develop the necessary foundation for math
skills. It’s also important to
connect math to the real
world around kids, to demonstrate how we all use numbers in our daily routines,”
says Susan Bolotin, editor-inchief
of
Workman
Publishing, the publisher of
the “Brain Quest” educational card game series.
Here are several easy ways
to help make math fun and
improve children’s arithmetic skills:
* Make math part of kids’
routines, from the time they
wake up to bedtime. Count
clothing items together (“One
sock. Two socks.”). Go for a
special “counting walk,”
where you keep a tally of
flowers, trees, clouds or butterflies. You can even take
things home — such as leaves
or pebbles — and start a special “counting collection”
that your child can keep in a
special box. Have kids count
cars on the road between
home and school. Encourage
them to count items in your
grocery cart; older children
can help pay the bill at checkout and count the change you
receive.
* Play math games. There
are several math games and
activities available, such as
the “Brain Quest” card game
quiz series and the “Math
Basics” series that you can
play with kids of different
ages. Many are portable
enough to take in the car,
train or plane when going on
vacation.
* Reinforce math skills for
grade school kids. At home,
use fun educational workbooks, games and books to
reinforce math skills learned
at school. Make sure the
workbooks you choose are
curriculum-based, such as
the
“Brain
Quest
Workbooks”
for
Pre-K
through Grade 4; random
math books may not be
attuned to the national cur-
Teaching Kids To Get
Organized For School
(STATEPOINT)
riculum children follow at
school. You can ask your
child’s teacher to review a
workbook before you use it.
* Teach problem-solving
processes throughout childhood. Knowing how to find an
answer is as important as the
right answer. Math is about
learning to develop problemsolving skills so kids can
press ahead without giving
up on a problem or simply
guessing. Teach children how
to find a pattern, how to test
different answers before
choosing one, and other
skills. Your child’s teacher
can be a great resource to
help you know what to
emphasize.
* Make math fun, even for
older kids. Reward them
when they complete homework assignments with stickers, certificates of completion, or even a small math toy
or game. Help children who
are reluctant to complete an
assignment by turning it into
an interactive game or contest.
For more information on
making math fun and for free
educational games, visit
www.brainquest.com.
“Math skills can be
improved as children develop. It’s important to help
them hone these skills
throughout childhood,” says
Bolotin.
If your kids are like most, their backpacks, desks and lockers quickly become a
disorganized mess of homework papers,
permission slips and notebooks.
Teaching children how to make sense of it
all is critical to helping them become more
successful in school.
“Organizing schoolwork and materials
allows kids to organize their minds so they
are better able to focus on their studies,”
says Jodie Watson, Founder and President
of
Supreme Organization and the
Organizing Expert from TLC’s “Real
Simple. Real Life.”
Here are some simple and helpful tips
from Watson to get children organized for
school success:
* Get your children involved in creating
systems to get organized.
The more
involved they are in the process, the more
they will stick with it. Create a system that
encompasses everything from the right
school supplies to designated study areas at
home to daily routines for completing homework and getting organized.
* Create a binder to hold your child’s class
work as he or she goes through the year, or
individual binders for each class. Use
durable or heavy duty binders so they will
withstand wear and tear throughout the
school year, which will save money in the
long run. Watson recommends buying
school supplies from a manufacturer such
as Avery Dennison, which participates in
the “Box Tops for Education” program helping schools raise cash for classroom equipment, library books, computers and other
supplies.
* Color-code and label prominently. Use
different color binders for each subject so
your children can easily find the one they
need in a hurry. Label the front cover and
spine with your child’s name, year and
semester. Label the inside with their name
and a contact number in case the binder
gets lost or left at school.
* Create a desktop file system in your
child’s study area at home. Color-code file
folders for each subject to match the colorcoding system they have in their binder(s).
Make file folder labels on the computer or
Organizing their schoolwork helps kids focus on
their studies.
using a permanent marker so each folder
can be easily identified.
* Have your child update and organize
their assignments, backpack and binder
each evening as part of their homework routine to be ready for the following day.
Getting them to stick to routines is important. A great way to get your child enthusiastic about their organizational binder is to
create a fully personalized, custom binder
such as those from Avery Signature Binders
(www.averysignaturebinders.com). This
will help them continue using it to keep
work organized throughout the year.
* Place a dry erase monthly calendar in
your child’s room or study area at home. Use
dry erase markers to note days/times of
classes, and when assignments or papers
are due. Use different color markers for each
class to easily differentiate them and to give
a good overview of your child’s schedule
and deadlines.
* Insert a copy of your child’s class schedule into a sheet protector and place at the
front of his or her binder. Be sure to include
class name, teacher, room number, location,
and days/times of classes.
“Getting organized helps children to be
less stressed. When they know where their
work is and are able to find what they need
when they need it, they don’t waste time and
energy looking for lost or misplaced papers
and have more time to get their assignments
done well and in a timely fashion,” emphasizes Watson.
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(2) Circular Clothing
Racks
(1) Circular Belt Rack
Pricing Gun & Tags
(2) Crates Coat Hangers
Assorted Pictures
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
$50 Each
Tempered Glass
Cocktail Table
40” x 40” $75
010 FOR SALE
(4) Suzuki King
Quad Stock Tires
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
1 Pair AR
Floor-Standing
Speakers
$150
1 Passive Subwoofer
“Home” $50
(3) Brass
Hanging/Ceiling Lights
2 With 3 Lamps
1 With 4 Lamps
$15 Each
508-987-1104
Chevy Prizm Wanted
Any Year. Must Have Very
Low Miles.
Will Consider A Civic
508-764-1439
1-800-536-5836
010 FOR SALE
12 Outboards
3HP to 35HP
Johnson, Evinrude,
& Mercury.
All Tuned Up, Checked Out,
And Ready To Go.
$250-$650
508-885-6657
15” Horizontal
Machinist’s Rotary
Turntable
BH15, $400 Or Best Offer
Call 5pm-8:30pm
508-867-6546
16-Year Old
Double Pane
Windows
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
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35MM Camera
Pentax K-1000
with assortment of lenses
2 electronic flashes, and
many other accessories.
Sell all for $200.
Call (508)943-5954 or
days (508)943-7704
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
WELCOMES
BERT CURTIN
Selling New
Chevrolet
Cars & Trucks
For Over 36 Years
Bert invites all his customers & friends
to visit him at Diamond Chevrolet
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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
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6 Shaper Bits
POTVIN GOLD
Antique Victorian
8pc. Black Marble
Fireplace
Mantle Surround
Brand-New
Automatic Scrubbing
Power-Head
Colonial Wood
Hutch and Base
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
“Silver Cartwheels”
WANTED
Call (508)943-7215
2 New La-Z-Boy
Rocker/Recliners
Only One Month Old.
(1) Blue & (1) Maroon.
Paid $439 Each
Asking $400 OBO Each
10 Year Fabric Protector.
Call Diane
508-344-4777
August 19, 2009
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
2 Pianos
Motorized
Wheelchair
Both in excellent condition
and tuned, Price includes
move to 1st floor location in
Worcester County. Please
call 508-885-3705
Pronto Sure-Step M91
Motorized, With Footrest,
Hold 300-400lbs.
Holds Oxygen Tanks.
Asking $1650
20 Foot Dual Axle
Flat Bed Trailer
Antique 1860’s
Oak Table
Medium Duty. 2500 GVW
All Newly Rebuilt. $899
OBO
508-769-2351
With 5 Legs
With ‘Engraved’ Design
& 2 Matching Chairs
$500
774-318-1024
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.
Potvin Gold
Old U.S. SILVER DOLLARS
Are Beautiful!
Some Dates Were Minted
Between 1878 And 1935
As A Boy I Poured Over
Bags Of Silver Dollars,
Looking For Rare
Carson City Dates
Also, A Tradition At The
Time Was To Present 25
Silver Dollars To Those
Celebrating Their 25th
Wedding Anniversaries
U.S. Silver Dollars Still
Exist Today And Are Worth
At Least $10.00 Each.
I Am A Cash Buyer
For Old, Worn, U.S.
Silver Dollars
Call (508)943-7215
24” Gas Stove
$50
$50
Refrigerator
$50
Lawn Sweeper
1964 Kennedy - Paying
$4.00 Each
$100 OBO
(2) Commercial
Showcases
LUCKY COIN FIND
6’Wx2’D, 82” High
$300
4’Wx2’D, 82” High
$250
Both For $500
Earlier this year, a lady
brought 6 old coins to a
Worcester Coin Dealer.
One coin was a very rare
1788 Massachusetts
Copper Cent.
The coin has been sold for
413-245-1241
$15,000
27’ Above
Ground Pool
What Unwanted Old Coins
Do You Have?
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
Call Today!
Robert L Potvin
Route 9, W. Brookfield
(Will Travel)
508-867-3360
(cell) 774-452-1228
Visit My Site
27” RCA Maple
Console Color TV
goldredeemer.com
August 12th Spot Gold
Price Is $946.72/Ounce
Only 4 Years Old,
Gemstar, Beautiful Piece
Of Furniture.
$200 OBO
860-933-6369
Antique Tall,
Mirrored
Sideboard/
Dresser/Foyer
Piece
3-Year Old Formal
Living Room
Couch
Blue & Gold.
Matching Wingback
Chair Included.
$300
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.
508-832-7414
35mm Minolta
Maxxum 5000
Camera
774-230-1763
508-248-6949
AF50 Lens & AF70-210 Lens,
Flash & Case.
$150
508-278-6123
Email For Photo
[email protected]
Price Is $1250
3HP Horizontal
Shaft Motor
Antique Stool
& Lavatory
Runs $25
Cargo Carrier
For 2-Inch Receiver
New $40
8HP Briggs & Stratton
Motor
New Short Block,
Runs $150
508-248-6783
Air Conditioners
General Electric 10,000 BTU
Window Mount Air
Conditioner, $150.
Samsung 5,000 BTU
Window Mount Air
Conditioner, $75.00
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
Beautiful Wurlitzer
Oak Piano
$1000
Full Keyboard With Bench.
508-949-1283
Call Jeff at
(802)380-0844
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
Antique 1892
Kitchen
Wood Stove
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
Antique Red
Vermont Casting
Gas Heater
Excellent Condition.
Asking Price $1700
Call 508-867-5677
Or Office 508-755-0972
Beauty Salon
Equipment
2 back to back, free floating
styling stations, $200 each
or best offer.
Call Suzanne
(508)886-6494
508-826-2029
Beach Cruiser
Bicycles
NEW! Red, Blue,
Green, Orange.
Balloon Tires.
$195 Each
508-476-1935
Beautiful
Furniture
Entertainment Center
$200/BRO, like new.
Redecorating and need
space. Store-new
condition, MUST SEE!
(508)832-3684
Variety Of Tables
Butler
End Tables
Nested Tables
New Condition
$150
508-764-8330
APARTMENT
LIQUIDATION
Genuine Original Signature
Autographs Of
American Icons.
George Washington $3000
Benjamin Franklin $3000
Thomas Jefferson $1500
All Have Certificates Of
Authenticity
508-476-1068
All French Country
Ethan Allen
Furniture
Amana 100
Microwave
Antique Chezck crystal
set, valued at over $1800.
Authentic
Revolutionary
War Historic
Autographs
General Electric
24,000 BTU, Window Mount,
230 Volts. Used One
Summer. With Remote
Control
$400
Call Bob Or Joyce
508-885-2400
Leave Message
508-208-8401
Can schedule viewing
in Oxford.
Reconditioned Prop
Call (508)341-4659
Air Conditioner
36” Electric Range
Good Condition
Best Offer For Both
Leave Message
860-923-2987
3ft tall x 1ft wide, excellent
quality, fantastic sound. 2
speakers. Asking $380
for pair.
Auctioneer
For Latest Gold Prices
August 12th Spot Gold
Price Is $946.72/Ounce
Honey pine finish. Asking,
$350.
Athena Stereo
Speakers
Route 9, West Brookfield
Call 508-867-3360
Or Cell 774-452-1228
Visit
goldredeemer.com
$500
Everything Must Go!
Furniture
Men’s Clothing
Pictures
Many Miscellaneous
Items
No Reasonable
Offer Refused
508-949-6425
ROBERT L. POTVIN
010 FOR SALE
Beautifully Etched Oak
King-Size
Waterbed Frame
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
508-234-8731
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
Bicycle
Men’s Trek Pilot 5.2, 58cm
$1700
Wedding Gown
Size 10-12, Ivory Strapless,
Used. $150
All In Excellent Condition
508-943-2007
Bowflex Xtreme 2
With Leg Attachment
Perfect Condition. Hardly
Used. Originally Paid $1300
$700 OBO
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.
Call (774)364-0367
19” Pitch, Fits
Merc Cruisers
$85
Camcorder
$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
$20
Boy’s (3-4 yr) Bike
$35
apartment. $50.
Call (508)943-6367
Call (508)949-2528
Complete
Bedroom Set
2003 RM65 Suzuki
Great condition, asking
$1200.
1940’s Headboard &
Footboard
DISHWASHER
Hot Point Dishwasher $100
774-318-1024
Includes California
King-Sized Waterbed Frame,
Large Armoire, Large
Dresser With Mirror,
(2) Large End Tables. Sturdy
Cherry In Excellent
Condition.
$2000 OBO
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
Piggy-Back Washer/
Dryer Combo
Disney Area Stay
Cedar Chest &
Rocker
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
ALSO:
Brand New Casio
Keyboard LH100
Complete Master
Bedroom Furniture
(3) Original Factory
Hubcaps
860-974-9811
Call (774)696-3360
Veneer Wood With Spring &
Rails. Includes Nightstand,
Rugged Post. Full-Sized
Asking $200
Case Tractor
Trailer-Type, With
Hydraulic Lift.
$800 OBO
Dirt Bike
Brass Headboard &
Footboard With Rails. Twin
Sized, Includes White
3-Drawer Dresser.
Asking $200
774-272-2459
International Harvester
Two-Row Corn Planter
Christina Wu Strapless
Gown with train. Size 8.
Purchased at Kleinfelds
NYC. Elegant beading
with organza & silk/satin
material. $700.
Glass and brass dinette
set Perfect for 1st
Kenmore, Excellent
Condition, All Brochures.
$600 OBO
1948 VAC With
Sickle-Bar Mower.
Asking $1650 OBO
Never Worn!
Hand cut, very ornate.
Appraised. Will sell for $900.
Brilliion Grass
Seeder
Model Sl8
8-Foot Wide, Like New
Condition. Always
Stored Inside.
$4,900 OBO
508-764-8330
Designer
Wedding
Dress
7 Days, 6 Nights
2 Adult Disney Tickets
Paid $750
Sell For $249
Good For One Year
508-301-0266
For 2005 Hyundai Sonata
$35 Each
Call Alan At
508-509-5407
Dog Pen
For Medium/Large Dog
With Dog House
Excellent Condition
$300
Call Rick
508-987-2486
Computer
Compaq FS7600
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
508-867-9734
New, Vetter High Pro 4
With Screens.
Measures 76”Long
61”High
$650 OBO
Marine Hemi
Engine
1959 With Latham Blower
And Four Carburetors
$8000 OBO
Computer Table
$20
Call 508-259-8805
With Pedestal
$25
For More Information
Call 508-347-7441
6-Drawer Table $20
Wedding, Prom, Cocktail. All
brand new.
Cherry Dining
Room Table
With 2 leaves, 4 side chairs
and 2 captains chairs.
Only $500.
Cherry TV Armoire
Only $300.
Must be seen to appreciate.
Prices are negotiable.
(508)864-1092
Chickering
Spinet Piano
Baby Grand &
Bench
$700. 1993 Chevrolet
Camaro; 21,270 miles, all
original, $5000.
Call (508)765-9316 leave
message
Christmas
Sports Card
Specials
(4) Antique Wood
& Coal Stoves
Glenwood & Magee Brand
For More Information
413-967-8169
Electric Scooter
&
Electric
Wheelchair
Crystal Glassware
Of All Kinds
Dark Wood Curio
Dental Chair
$400
508-867-9566
Electric operates well, Would
be great for tattoo parlor, etc.
3 to choose from. $50 each.
Colonial Kitchen Set
Call (508)987-3143
Buffet With Display Hutch.
4 Ladder-Back Chairs,
2 Arm-Chairs, Cane Seating.
$200
203-679-0634
413-245-7522
Electric Dryer
Call Matt at
508-943-6771
8 Posts, 9 Matching Railings
With Spindles Attached.
$100
Clawfoot Tub
Seating For Four w/Glass
Top And Three Bar Stools.
$200
Early 1900’s
Colonial-Style
Porch Posts
Call 508-943-3711
After 6pm
508-864-9223
Dinette Set
Call (508)981-6762
Corner TV Cabinet
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
Baseball/Football
Basketball/Hockey
Racing/Boxing
Rookies/Stars/Sets/Singles
All Cards 75% Off Book!
Including Vintage Cards Like
Mantle/Williams/Etc.
Dresses
And More!
480-282-2490
Plus A Few Bowls, Etc.
Good Stuff, For Cheap!
413-245-6246
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.
Call (508)340-2098
Everything Must
Go!!
Portable Dishwasher
with butcher block top, $250.
Farmers table with 5 chairs,
$200. Oak cabinets, various
sizes, six pieces, $400.
Call (508)328-3438
Exercise
Equipment
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.
[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
(508) 867-2250
Flat Belt
PTO Pulley
Double Window
Ceramic Flower
Pot
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
010 FOR SALE
For Sale
$500 Each
(508)987-3143
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
ENTIRE CONTENTS
OF 2 STORAGE
UNITS
Must Go!
Moving Out Of State.
Come Find Your Treasures,
Large & Small
Call For Appointment
774-232-0064
$80
Aluminum Cross
For Church, Cross Arm 6’,
10’ High, 10” Surface, 7”
Deep. Can Be Lighted.
$150
Call 5pm-8:30pm
508-867-6546
FOLDING
CREEPER
For automotive purpose - sit
or laying position. $10.00
413-262-9990
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.
Glass-Top 36”
Octagonal Table
$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
Estate Furs
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.
(508)987-8483
508-347-5782
Gorgeous
King Sized
Bedroom Set
5 Pieces. Paid $6000
At Rotman’s
$1500 FIRM
Moving
Contact Laurie
508-450-5740
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130 YARD SALES
010 FOR SALE
010 FOR SALE
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010 FOR SALE
Grooming
Equipment
Kia Rio Or Hyundai
Accent Wanted
Mahogany
Bedroom Set
New Woodmaster
Planer/Molder
Solid Marble
Cocktail Table
1 Romani Grand Daddy Dryer
1 Romani Clipper Vac
(B&B Model)
1 42 Inch Hydraulic
Grooming Table
1 Hydro Surge Bather
One With Very Low Mileage
Auto, Air. ‘06-’08.
Will Pay Your Price
For The Right One
508-764-1439
Bed, Dresser With Mirror,
Chest On Chest, Night Table.
$1500 Negotiable
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
Pride Brand
Combination
Lift Recliner
Asking $2500 For All
508-987-2419
Kirby GL2000
Vacuum Cleaner
Gym Equipment
w/Accessories. Hardly Used.
$275
Marc X Platinum
3100 Bench
Golf Clubs
In Excellent Condition
$125 OBO
Call 860-933-6369
Gymnastic Mats
Gymnastic Mats 4’x8’x2”
$100 Each
Landing Pad 6’x12’x8”
$200
Mens/Womens
Complete Set With Bag
$75
Campbell 100 PSI
Compressor
$65
Dorm Fridge
Rock Wall Panels
Used 1 Year $75
Dorm TV w/DVD $75
Dorm Microwave $30
4’x6’ $200 Each
Falcon Fishing Rods
Reasonable Offers
Considered
Leave Message For Jennifer
508-397-6426
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
Brand New $100
Okuma Fishing Rods
Brand New $75
Wood Fishing Rod Rack
12 Rods - $40
Assorted Okuma Reels
$50-$100
Boy’s BMX Bike $20
Dell 15-Inch Laptop $100
508-390-3717
(508)765-7322
Husqvarna Garden
Tractor
54 Inch Mowing Deck.
Includes Bagger System.
Kawasaki 25HP Engine.
4 Years Old. Runs Great!
$2800
774-200-0395
Jewelry
New 14K Ruby & Diamond
Yellow gold cross pendant,
$300 or best offer. Also gemstone rings & pendants, best
offers.
Call Shirley
(508)248-3005
John Deere 3235A
Fairway Mower
$5900 OBO
John Deere 2243
Greens Mower
$5900 OBO
John Deere 220A
Walk-Behind Greens Mower
$1995 OBO
508-764-8330
John Deere
Snowthrower
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]
Kenmore
Washer & Dryer
Like New
$100 Each
Call Phil
508-234-3348
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
Call Tom (978)597-3033
Men’s Bicycle
Giant 6061
Brown Italian
Leather Jacket
Medium, $200
All Excellent Condition
508-757-7796
Noon-6pm
LADIES
DRESSER
Large, With Mirror
& 2 Armoires
$1700 For All
(Negotiable)
Handmade
Lead Chandelier
Contemporary Style
$150 (Negotiable)
508-892-1107
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
$995 OBO
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
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
Furniture
Best Offer For:
FlexSteel Couch,
Chair & Ottoman.
La-Z-Boy Couch & Recliner.
All Items High Quality,
Like New.
Email For Photos
[email protected]
401-316-4793
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
Mags With Tires
For E-Z-Go Golfcart
Plow For John Deere
Garden Tractor
Truck Liner For 6’ Bed
Rug (7’x10’)
w/Seashell Border
508-987-1504
New! 8 American
Craftsman
Replacement
Windows
23” Frame, 24 Gears,
Shimano 105 Derailer.
Black & Gold, Ridden
Only 4 Times.
Original Cost $800
Asking $350
508-764-9309
9500 series. Low E, full
screen, 6 over 6 grille. White
vinyl, 34 1/4 x 48. Paid
$1400. Asking
$1000 or best offer.
Men’s Burberry
Prorsum
Trenchcoat
NFL Autographed
Helmet Collection
Size ? (40/42), Tan, Slightly
Worn, But Good Condition.
$100
860-974-9946
Men’s Skis
Microwave
Car Trailer
$50
Also:
Custom Made Moses
Baskets.
Queen, $399. Brand new in
plastic full warranty.
Full-Length, Size 12.
$200
Hot Tub
HP Scanner
Memory Foam
Authentic
Therapeutic
NASA Mattress
Lace Wedding
Gown
Landscape
Equipment
Trailer
Call (860)244-9544
$600 Negotiable
508-234-2897
Dynastar Skis & Boots,
Size 10
$135
508-832-3118
#EU3000ISA
Like New, Super Quiet.
$1650
Mike 860-935-0072
‘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.
Mahogany Cedar Chest
$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
Call (508)779-0438 ask
for Justin
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
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
508-943-2444
Refinished Chairs
Natural Or Painted Finish,
Some Decorated. Singles To
Sets Of Six.
Very Reasonable!
508-764-4493
Rototiller
Mahogany TV and
Video Stand
Rough Sawn 5x5x8 Ft.
Pine Timbers
Fishing Equipment
Black chrome and glass
asking $500 or BO.
Archery Equipment
Call (860)377-7549 or
(860)928-1135
Oak Computer
Armoire
Salon Equipment
For Sale
508-885-5189
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
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
NASCAR
Die-Cast Models
They’re Back!
$5 And Up!
Saddles
$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.
Piano
Baldwin Spinnet
Light brown color. Bought at
Steinerts. Good condition,
$700.
Call (508)885-4320
Old Oak Rolltop
Desk
Great Original Condition!
54” Long, 30” Wide
$600
860-774-4019
Old-Time Trunk
Good Condition
Needs Straps
Best Offer
508-234-2712
Outdoor Fountain
Very Large, Gorgeous,
3 Tiers, Excellent Condition
Must Be Seen!
Originally $1500
Asking $650
508-867-3900
Paddleboat
Mint Condition!
Price Reduced!
$3000
Call For Information
860-564-3771
After 6pm
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
$100
Call (508)864-8578
Coleman Canoe
Schwinn
Electric Scooter
17 Foot, Green,
Good Condition
$250
508-347-5969
Park Model RV
2002, 12x40
(508)764-6560
Small Club Chair
Pink Fabric & Light Wood
$60
Small Black Rocker
Call Don (508)344-9499
Penn 6 wt. Flyrod
Snapper
Roto-Tiller
New Condition
Call 508-278-6419
IR5003, Used Twice
Paid $1295
$950
Piano
TracVac
$40
B.O. For All
508-278-2729
508-282-9997
Baldwin Spinnet With
Bench. Good Condition.
$950
Model 385-IC/385LH
Used Once.
Paid $1300
$1100
Sauna
Bear Cat Vac-N-Chip Pro
& Vac Pro
Piano
By Baldwin
With Bench
Excellent Condition
$500 OBO
508-943-6654
Models 72085, 72285,
72295
Used Twice
Paid $2772
$1900
508-765-5763
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
Piano
Maytag, Heavy Duty $100
Maghogany, Werlitzer
Spinnet, With Bench. Good
Condition.
Dryer
$800
Includes Training Books
508-987-8885
Call After 5pm
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
Trees for
Sale
Women’s Burberry
Prorsum
Trenchcoat
Queen size bed
with cherry wood
frame, $700.
3 ph 30 & 80 gallon. Onan
Generators 5k W. Scale 1k
lbs. Best offer on all listings.
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
Evergreen Trees, Colorado
Blue Spruce, Potted Trees,
Silver Blue, 18”-22” tall.
Excellent Privacy
Border/Ornamental
All 10 trees for $85.
Call 508-278-5762
Evenings
Call (508)347-1223
Unique Bar
Spinet Piano and
Bench
Solid Oak with lighted
stained glass canopy, brass
top and foot rail, 2 chairs,
72” high, 64” wide, 22” deep.
$1200 or BO.
$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
The
Book Bear
Books! Books! Books!
We have 100,000 lively
old books at
THE BOOK BEAR
Call (508)450-5836
Upright Imperial
Commercial
Freezer
Excellent Condition
$100
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
Needs new battery, $60.
(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
Finnleo, Portable, Comes
In 2 Pieces. Perfect
For Two. Assembles
In Minutes. Simply
Plugs Into Standard
Household Outlet.
$500
508-347-5725
$1100 or best offer.
Speedaire Air
Compressors
Ariens, Rear Tine, Electric
Start. Newly Serviced,
7HP Engine.
$550
508-234-6096
$150
Trumpet $100
Electric/Acoustic Guitar
Vinci Brand $100
508-864-7159
010 FOR SALE
Call (508)347-2764
Very Good Condition
$800 or best offer
All Proceeds To Benefit
The Arthritis Foundation
For Juvenile Arthritis.
010 FOR SALE
Pub/Bar Set
Real Ranch
Mink Jacket
Held At:
24 New Boston Road
Sturbridge
Saturday, August 22nd
8am-3pm
Sony 50” XBR
Projection TV
Call (508)832-9981
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
Tag Sale/Raffle
Call (508)867-9222
with recliner, $1000 or
best offer.
Wood-Burning Stove
135 VHS Disney
Movies
$750. Lighted round curio
end table, $50. Iron twin bed,
$200. Steins, $25. Dolls,
$25. 2 Bureaus $100 Each
Current Gowns-Daughter is
Senior. Sizes 6-8. Originally
priced from $200-$300.
Some shoes and jewelry.
Cash only.
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
Auto Tools
Antenna Tower
35mm Camera
Solid Oak Queen
Bedroom Set
Lane 2 piece sectional
Brand New
Entertainment Center
Machinist Tools
(508)943-7360
Prom Dress Sale
Queen bed and mattress,
hutch, nightstand and
dresser with mirror. All in
excellent condition. Mattress
brand new. $1300 or BO.
$50.
Grey with vine detailing,
pointed oval shape. Originally
$1200, selling for $250
130 YARD SALES
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
We Also Buy
BOOK COLLECTIONS,
LIBRARIES &
ESTATES!
CALL FOR INFO.
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 413-324-1117
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
Vintage
Coin-Operated
Jukeboxes
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
Water Heater
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
White Wedding
Gown
Never Worn
Used Very Little.
Plays Like New!
MUST SELL!
Cost $895
Sell For $399
Call 508-885-9754
Size 8, long sleeves beaded
and lace. Terra mid length
veil, cathedral veil, slip. Paid
$1400 for all, asking $800 or
best offer. Call
Western Saddle
Women’s &
Teen’s Clothing
Black, With Pad. Only
Used A Few Times.
$150
Also:
Child’s Western Saddle
With Bridle, Black
$150
508-943-4365
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
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
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
100 GENERAL
105 BULLETIN BOARD
IN REMEMBRANCE
Julie Ann Bainton
(Knurowski)
36 Year Senior Secretary
Bay Path High School
Dear Friend, Please Visit
Our Guest Book And Leave A
Note To Pay Your Respects
www.tinyurl.com/JulieBainton
107 MISC. FREE
FREE WOOD
PALLETS
You pick up. Monday thru
Friday 8am-noon.
Stonebridge Press
25 Optical Drive
(located behind Southbridge
Hotel & Conference Center)
110 NOVENAS
Thank You Saint Jude
For A Safe Trip
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
G.T.
130 YARD SALES
GIANT Estate Sale
August 15th & 16th
August 22nd & 23rd
9am-4pm
224 Brookfield Road
Charlton
(508)-365-8528
Times Are Tough, Money’s
Short. I Have An Array Of
Clothes, All In Excellent
Condition. Handbags,
Boots, Sweaters, Etc.
LOW LOW Prices!
I’m A Call Away
508-278-5745
MULTI-FAMILY
YARD SALE
OXFORD 63 Old Worcester Rd.
- Aug. 22
(rain date Aug. 29)
9-4
Furniture, toys, housewares,
collectibles, 100s of VHS
movies and tons of books
4 ☎ TOWN-TO-TOWN CLASSIFIEDS ☎ A STONEBRIDGE PRESS PUBLICATION ☎
August 19, 2009
285 PET CARE
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
298 WANTED TO BUY
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.
[email protected]
130 YARD SALES
205 BOATS
205 BOATS
265 FUEL/WOOD
Neighborhood
Yard Sale
16 Foot
Whitewater Canoe
EPA Program Qualified
E-Classic
Saturday & Sunday
August 22nd & 23rd
9am-2pm
Raindate: August 29th
Directions: Old Sturbridge
Road To Hillcrest Street,
Turns Into
“Dagger Reflection” Model
Red, Good Condition.
$300
860-774-2502
2006 Bayliner
185 Runabout
Ridge Hill Road
Sturbridge
YARD SALE
Saturday, 8/22
9am-4pm
1977 Jim Dandy Garden
Tractor w/Mowerbed
& Plow, Dining Room Set,
Antique Mirror, Kid’s Toys,
Household Items.
Something For Everyone!
204 Dennison Hill Road
Southbridge
YARD SALE
Southbridge 20 Idlewood St.
Saturday, Aug. 22, 9 - 4
(rain date Aug. 23)
WIDE VARIETY!
Prom dresses, DVDs,
electronics, toys, decorative
and miscellaneous items,
clothes, much more!
135 LOST AND FOUND
FOUND
Diving Fins
Found At Beach On Brooks
Pond Road, Spencer.
Call With Description
774-289-4550
FOUND
Round-Back
Wooden Chair
Moving? Did You Lose It
Off Of Your Truck?
Found Monday, August 10th
Main Street In Spencer
Call 508-885-4496
200 GEN. BUSINESS
203 SNOWMOBILES
1998 Arctic Cat
440
$2000. 2000 Arctic Cat 600
ZRT $4500. 2002 Arctic Cat
Thundercat $5500. All run
great.
Call (508)949-0482
2002 Polaris
Edge X
Electric Start, Reverse,
2992 N. Maine Miles.
$2800 Or BRO
1996 Skidoo MXZ 583
3717 N. Maine Miles.
Runs Great.
$1800 Or BRO
508-949-7388
2005 Arctic Cat
F7 Snowmobile
Low Miles, Real Fast.
2005 Arctic Cat
440 Z-Model
Snowmobile
Like Brand New!
$7500 For Both
508-987-9313
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
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
18 Foot
Grumman Canoe
Flat Bottom, Aluminum.
Will Not Sink. Seats 4
Comfortably. Excellent
Condition. Includes Paddles,
Side Motor Mount And
Original Brochure.
$400 OBO
508-478-8538
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
1990 Glasport
20 Foot
Open Bow Ski Boat
New 350 Engine, Zero Hours.
New Interior, New Flooring.
Drive-On Trailer.
Sacrifice At $7200
12 Foot Jon Boat
Seats, Electric Motor,
On Trailer.
$1500
508-234-6096
1992 Bass Tracker
16’ Evinrude 20HP Motor,
Trolling Motor & Trailer.
RUNS GOOD.
Asking $3495.
Call (508)476-2534
1992 Sunbird
19’ with trailer
Cuddy cabin, fully equipped,
low hours on engine.
Very good condition. $7,900.
Call 508-885-3689
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
twin 327 engines sleeps 6,
full head and shower, all
fiberglass. $7350.
Call (508)333-1790
Larson 1997
Ski-Boat
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
Golf Lessons
4 One-Hour Lessons
For $100
For Details Call
508-397-0844
260 ANTIQUES
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.
Call anytime, Mike
508-765-9512
265 FUEL/WOOD
A. Jeffers
Tree Service
°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°
Tree Removals
Logging
Land Clearing
Firewood
$175/Cord
WOOD LOTS
WANTED
FREE ESTIMATES
Call (774)239-0285
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
Cut, Split & Delivered
Green Or Seasoned
WOOD LOTS WANTED
Call Paul
508-769-2351
508-987-5349
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
Cut, Splt & Delivered
Prompt Delivery
MC & Visa Accepted
Westview Farms
111 East Hill Road
Monson, MA
413-246-1721
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
283 PETS
Lovebird Cages
Many Types, Includes A
Variety Of Bird Toys.
Breeding Boxes, Supplies
& Information.
All Offers Considered.
All Calls Returned.
aviary-amore.com
Pure Bred
Puppies
Over thirty breeds available.
Health checked/guaranteed.
State licensed.
www.laughlinkennel.com
Laughlin Kennel
Call 508-987-7161
Shih Tzus
FREE KITTENS
Come And Pick The Ones
You Want, When They’re
Ready, They’re Yours!
774-460-0049
283 PETS
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
AKC Beagle
Puppies
Good Bloodlines, Adorable,
Smart, Well Socialized.
Great Family Dogs!
Vet Checked.
Parents On Premises.
Private Breeder.
2 Left
Only $250 Each
508-949-7040
Beautiful Light
Brown/White ACA
Shih Tzu Female
2 1/2 Years Old.
Moving, Cannot Keep!
Paid $650
Asking $350
Loves Older Children!
Acts Like A Princess.
Please Call Michelle
508-864-7991
Daycare
WANTED
Cat’s Meow Village
Monday-Friday
daycare available
Training
Reproduction Of The
Unibank Of Uxbridge
State of the art indoor
training facility
$625
All Vet Checked!
First Shots & Wormings.
774-641-1851
Puppy Kindergarten
Starting Soon
FOUND
Parakeet
Beginner Obedience
Starting Soon
Beginner Agility
Starting Soon
New Competition
Obedience
All Breed
Grooming
Available
“It’s all about the
dogs!”
Call Terri
508-832-9394
On 9/12/09 In
Leicester Center
Has Band On Right Leg.
Please Call To Identify
508-414-6717
or visit our website
www.collinswoodk9.com
LOST CAT
FAN-C-PET
Domestic Longhair Orange
& White Neutered Male.
Well Cared For & Loved!
Missing From King Street
Area In Uxbridge,
Around July 30th.
Mobile
Grooming Salon
Vicki Kelley
REWARD!
Call Al Or Jackie
508-278-2085
Professional
Groomer
MISSING
Small Grey Cat
“We Go Right to
Your Door”
Shorthaired Male, Not Fixed.
Sneezing Problem. No Collar.
From Maple Street Area
(Webster) Around July 28th.
508-949-9013
20 Years Exp.
508-987-2419
• 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
Call (508)865-2227
Basic-Advanced
Group or private
Experienced caring staff
Tours 10am-4pm
Other times by appt.
please!
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
$4.75 Each (No Limit)
Pick Up In
West Brookfield
Rock Valley Farm
508-867-2508
Training and behavior
management in your
home.
Positive methods
used.
Certified Pet Dog
trainer and member
APDT
Call Renelle at
508-892-1850
email:
[email protected]
WANTED
Contractor’s Table
Saw (10”)
Will Also Buy Platform To
Cut Large Sheets If Available.
Oxford
(But R.I. Phone Number)
401-440-5363
WAR RELICS
WAR SOUVENIRS
WANTED
WWII & EARLIER
CA$H WAITING!
I’ll Come To You At
Your Convenience.
Over 30 Years Experience.
Call: 1-508-688-0847
All Calls Promptly
Returned.
300 HELP WANTED
295 BUILDING SUPPLIES
Harvey Windows
New - Still Wrapped
(2) Big 41 1/2 x 57
R.O. Double Hung,
Vinyl, White
Both For $300
508-278-7835
298 WANTED TO BUY
$
We Pay More!!
Going... Going...
Gone to the Dogs
(No Longer Made)
If You Have One To Sell,
Call 508-234-4722
Ask For Tom Or
Leave Message
&
ROSS RECYCLING
285 PET CARE
Apple Acres
Kennel
CASH PAID
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
Daily/weekly rates
Agility obedience and
conformation
Desperately needs
homes for many
abandoned cats and
sometimes kittens.
Shots, wormed,
leukemia tested,
spayed & neutered.
Call 508-885-2306
Boarding
Luxury suites,
walks, treats, & one on
one playtimes available.
413-245-4244
Exceptional boarding
environment with
unique daycare setting
Female
Teacup Chihuahuas
Spencer Animal
Control
New Energy!
New Stuff!
Natural foods
Reiki
Flower Essences
Feng Shui
Group or private day
and evening classes
Full Cord
128 cu.ft. Every Load
Cut, Split & Delivered.
$225
Quality & Quantity
Guaranteed
STANDING TIMBER
WANTED
413-364-2689
(3) 8 Weeks Old Black &
Grey Striped
(11) Newborns
Collinswood
K-9 Services
$575 Males
$625 Females
284 LOST & FOUND
PETS
281 FREE PETS
285 PET CARE
Spencer
774-745-0173
Red Oak
SEASONED FIREWOOD
www.secondchanceanimals.org
All Seasoned
Hardwood
New Owners!
All Scrap Metals,
Cars, Trucks
Batteries,
Copper Wire,
Appliances...
64 Tucker Hill Rd.
Putnam, CT 06260
860-928-7165
$$$$
CASH PAID
For your unwanted
musical instruments
in any condition!
*Guitars*Amplifiers*Drums*
*Saxes*Trumpets*
*Keyboards*Pro Audio*Etc.*
Call: 508-765-9352
Open Mon-Sat
(10-6)
339 Main Street
Southbridge, MA 01550
gordonlasalle.com
305 BUSINESS
OPPORTUNITIES
Looking To Make
Some Extra Cash?
Come Join Our AVON Team!
Unlimited Earning Potential.
Work From Home, P/T, F/T.
For More Information, Call
Christel Or Michael ISR
413-883-4580
Or
860-394-8810
To Buy Or
Sell Avon
Call Joanne, I.S.R.
$10 To Start!
508-885-3933
310 GENERAL HELP
WANTED
Counter Help
Part-Time Days & Evenings
Apply In Person
9am-11am Mon-Thu
Margaux’s Deli
33 Crystal Street
Southbridge
CHHA’s/CNA’s
$$$
HIRING BONUS $150
Private Home Care Agency
Seasoned Home Care Aides
Must Have 2+ Years Home
Care Experience.
Immediate Work Available.
Must Have Own
Transportation.
Must Be Able & Willing To
Work 32-40 Hours
Work For An Agency That
Makes A Difference!
Calls Only/No Walk-Ins
508-791-5600
[email protected]
homecare.com
AUGUST 19, 2009
310 GENERAL HELP
WANTED
Accountant/
Bookkeeper
Needed
Business Is Located In The
Southbridge/Sturbridge
Area. Must Have
Experience In General
Accounting, Accounts
Payable, Accounts
Receivable, General Office
Duties, Data Entry,
And Have Good
Communication Skills.
Must Have Computer
Experience And Be Able
To Multi-Task. 40 Hours
Per Week; Monday-Friday
8am-5pm.
Wages Commensurate
With Experience.
Benefits Available
Send resumes to:
Town-To-Town
Classifieds,
PO Box 90,
Ad Reference 00002,
Southbridge, MA
01550.
M/F/EOE
Accounts
Receivable/
General Office/
Data Entry
Business Located In
Southbridge/Sturbridge
Area. Monday Through
Fridays, 8am-5pm. Must
Be Able To Multi-Task &
Have Good Computer
Skills. MUST HAVE
EXPERIENCE!
Wages Commensurate
With Experience.
Benefits Available.
Positions Start
Immediately!
Send Resume To:
Town-To-Town
Classifieds,
PO Box 90,
Ad Reference 00003,
Southbridge, MA
01550.
M/F/EOE
Administrative
Assistant
Seeking Self Motivated
Administrative Assistant
For Seasonal Position;
15-20 Hours/Week.
Proficient In Microsoft Office,
Capable Of Managing
Multiple Projects
Simultaneously, And
Possess Strong
Interpersonal/
Communication Skills.
Application And Job
Description Available At
www.unitedwayssc.org
Mail Or Email Completed
Application To:
United Way Of Southbridge,
Sturbridge & Charlton
155 Main Street
Southbridge, MA 01550
[email protected]
EOE
BEEN HOPING FOR
A GREAT CAREER
OPPORTUNITY?
THIS IS IT!
We Have Immediate
Openings For:
HVAC/RFG.
SERVICE
TECHNICIANS
For commercial and
residential with
MINIMUM
3-5 years experience.
Excellent wage
and benefit package
Please call
508-839-2493
Cleaning Help
Wanted
Part-Time With Flexible
Hours. Experience Preferred.
Must Have Own Car. Must Be
Mature, Responsible, And
Detail-Oriented.
508-347-3121
Customer Help
IMMEDIATE
OPENINGS
$18 Base Appt, Flex FT/PT
Customer Sales/Service,
No Experience Needed, All
Ages 17+, Conditions Apply
Ideal For Students
Call Now!
508-797-0600
Customer Service
Specialist
Busy marketing office seeks
full-time customer service
representative for high
volume call center.
Other responsibilities include
assisting customers,
returning calls, preparing
paperwork, faxing, filing, etc.
This position requires
excellent communication
and organizational skills.
Experience in customer
service, multi-line phones
and MS Office a must.
Bi-Lingual Candidates
Encouraged
If Interested,
Send Resume To:
Human Resources
PO Box 980
Fiskdale, MA 01518
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
310 GENERAL HELP
WANTED
Driver
Meals on Wheels
Delivery, Webster area
Part time positions
available; 3 hours/day,
Monday-Friday, 9:30am12:30pm every other
week. Responsiblities
include packing and
counting trays for
delivery and delivering
meals to homebound
elders. Must have reliable
transportation and be
able to life 25 pounds.
$8.50/hour + mileage
allowance.
Please send letter of
interest by 8/21:
Tri-Valley, Inc.
10 Mill Street
Dudley, MA 01571
AA/EOE
Driver
Valet Parking Attendantto work at several locations
in Worcester, MA.
IMMEDIATE OPENING! F/TP/T available. Potential to
earn $11 and more to start.
Great benefits health, dental,
401k plan, plenty of room for
growth! Applicant must be
over 18, must be able to
drive standard
transmission vehicles, have
valid license, and prior
customer service experience
a plus!!!
Please contact us at
877-455-5552 or at:
www.valetparkof
america.com/employment
Entry-Level
Human Services
Positions
Available
Start Your New Career In
Human Services As An
Overnight Awake Or Asleep
Residential Counselor For
Life-Skills Inc.! We Provide
On The Job Training,
Including CPR And First
Aid. Full Time, Part Time,
Or Per Diem Positions Are
Available For These 3rd
Shift Openings In The
Southbridge, Auburn And
Webster Area.
Please E-Mail Your
Resume To:
[email protected]
Or Fax To
508-949-6129
EEO/AA
310 GENERAL HELP
WANTED
Maintenance
Mechanic
The Southbridge Housing
Authority is accepting
resumes for the position of
Maintenance Mechanic. Job
requires that applicant have a
knowledge of building
maintenance skills found at
the Journeyman level in
areas of Carpentry,
Plumbing, Electrical,
Painting; maintaining &
repairing skills in operating
gasoline driven equipment
such as snow blowers,
power mowers; may be
required to work under
hazardous conditions such
as rain, snow and ice storms;
lift heavy objects; use simple
hand tools and have working
knowledge of
groundskeeping.
Duties will include cleaning
and painting associated
with vacant apartments,
community buildings,
lavatories, stairwells,
hallways and windows. Must
be able to understand and
follow instructions, maintain
schedules as relates to
State and Federal tracking
requirements.
CORI verification.
Job description available
upon request.
Resumes will be received
through August 24th, 2009
The Southbridge Housing
Authority is an EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE
ACTION EMPLOYER.
June N. Lemire,
Executive Director
Southbridge Housing
Authority
60 Charlton Street
Southbridge, MA 01550
508-765-5858
Recycling Center
Monitor
Part-Time,
Wednesday & Saturday.
Minimum Age 18.
Salary $10/Hour
Send Letter Of
Interest And Resume:
N. Brookfield Board Of Health
215 North Main St.
N. Brookfield, MA 01535
Seeking Women
21-65 With
Depression
For weight loss research
study at UMass Medical
School. Compensation
provided.
(508)856-6557
[email protected]
Evening
Receptionist
Christopher Heights Of
Worcester, an assisted
living community, is
looking for a part-time
evening receptionist,
three evening nights
(Mon, Thu, Fri)
4:30pm-8pm.
We are looking for a
friendly, cheerful person
who can interact with
residents and their
families in a professional
manner, and provide
office/clerical support to
office staff. Must be
organized, have good
phone skills an familiarity
with the computer.
CORI required.
Apply In Person To:
Tom McMullen
Christopher Heights
Of Worcester
20 Mary Scano Drive
Worcester, MA 01605
(508)792-1456
Experienced
Nail Tech
(Docket#: H-12315)
Social
Worker
Drivers
Home Every Weekend
Excellent Pay!
1 Year CDL A With HAZ-MAT
80 Years In Business
METROPOLITAN TRUCKING
1-800-999-4473
Live-In Caregiver
Sought For Senior Female
Separate Two Bedroom
Home Available. This Is A
Full-Time Position, Day &
Evening Hours, Exchanging
Care For Rent.
Applicants Must Be Fluent In
English, Have Valid Driver’s
License, And Possess
Immense Patience And
Sincere Compassion.
Respond In Writing To:
Caregiver
PO Box 83
Dudley, MA 01571
Mystery Shoppers
Earn Up To $100 Per Day!
Undercover Shoppers
Needed To Judge Retail &
Dining Establishments.
Experience Not Required
877-787-6583
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
508-867-3325
508-612-7525
19 West Main St.
West Brookfield, MA
Sunshine Haven
49 Linwood Ave
Whitinsville, MA
The Comfort
Inn and Suites
Housekeepers
Weekends/Holidays A
Must For All Positions
Apply In Person
Or
Apply Online At:
www.sturbridge
comfortinn.com/
career
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
RIGHT NOW
IT’S
45º
IN AMSTERDAM.
WHICH WOULD BE
NICE TO KNOW
...IF YOU WERE THERE.
Experienced
Full-Time
Medical Biller
Needed For An Outpatient
Therapy Clinic. Must Have
Experience With Outpatient
Billing, Experience With
PTOS Billing Program A
Plus.
Send Resume To:
Uxbridge Orthopedic &
Sports Therapy
60 Quaker Highway
Uxbridge, MA 01569
Attn: Coleen Tarantino
Or
Fax Resume To:
508-278-7855
RN/LPN
Small Family-Owned Skilled
Nursing Facility Located In
Blackstone, MA Is Seeking
Part-Time RN/LPN With
Every Other Weekend/All
Shifts.
Please Forward Resume:
[email protected]
325 PROFESSIONAL
TheHeartOf
Massachusetts.com
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
* 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
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
From MA & CT
1-888-363-9457
reproductivepossibilities.com
Spotless!
House
Cleaning
Services
• Quality Work
• Competitive Rates
• Flexible Hours/Days
• Licensed
• FREE Estimates
Call Spotless! Today
774-241-0437
With Us You Sparkle!
400 SERVICES
501 REAL ESTATE
WANTED
WANTED
3 Bedroom Condo
1200 Sq. Ft.
Brimfield, Brookfield,
Holland, Sturbridge, Wales
Under $150,000
WANTED
Small House
w/Yard
Sturbridge, Warren,
Brookfields
Under $125,000
No ‘Fixer-Uppers’
Furniture Facelifting,
Painting, Caning,
Stripping to Refinishing,
And Repairs.
Guaranteed.
Free Estimates.
Pick-up & Delivery.
Antique
Doctor
508-248-9225
433 CLEANING
Give Maria A Call At
508-764-2500
508-344-2263 (Cell)
Established Surrogacy
Program seeks loving
women to carry couples’
biological babies. 21-43,
prior birth experience
required, non-smokers,
generous compensation.
At Reasonable
Rates
454 HOME
IMPROVEMENT
Affordable
Residential
& Commercial
Cleaning
Surrogate
Mothers
Needed
Have Your
Furniture
Professionally
Restored
413-262-5082
North Brookfield
Emergency Squad Inc
Seeking Professional,
Career-Minded Paramedics
For Full-Time Position.
$20.00/Hour And Health
Insurance Benefits.
Please Fax Resume To:
508-867-8772
EOE
333 SURROGATE
MOTHERS
448 FURNITURE
Mobile
References Available
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
Stephanie Bayliss
Keller Williams
(508)523-1314
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
• 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
400 SERVICES
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
Maintenance
Repairs
Remodeling
Carpentry
Flooring
Electrical
Plumbing
Contact Your Local
Service Professional
508-785-5119
[email protected]
yahoo.com
505 APARTMENTS FOR
RENT
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
Second Floor, Two Bedroom
In An Elegant Victorian,
On 1 1/2 Private Acres.
Washer/Dryer, Hardwood
Floors, Trash Pickup.
No Smoking Or Dogs.
First/Last & Security
$950/Month
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
508-341-2486 (cell)
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
1 Bedroom
Quiet, Includes All Utilities
$575
Off-Street Parking,
Close To 395.
First/Last & Deposit
508-949-7013
Dudley
33 Central Ave.
JOHN F.
McNAMARA
PLASTERING
Brookside Terrace
11 Village Drive
Southbridge,MA 01550
(508)764-7675
Charlton, MA
Quality Plastering
Blueboard &
Stucco Work
C&C
Properties
Fully Licensed & Insured
LOOK & COMPARE
20 Years
Of Experience, With
References Available
2 Bedroom
Luxury Condo On
Southbridge/Charlton
Line. Appliances, Central
Air, $795/Month
Also, Quality 1, 2 & 3
Bedroom Apartments!
Appliances, Off-Street
Parking.
For A
FREE Estimate
Call John
(508)248-6080
Sturbridge
PAINTING
Interior/
Exterior
Power Washing
• FREE ESTIMATES •
• FULLY Insured •
• Reasonable Rates •
Call Rich
508-248-7314
Two Bedroom Apartment
$775/Month Includes
Hot Water. Appliances
& Laundry Room
On Premises
Call (508)765-0501
________________________________________
Sturbridge
Completely Furnished
efficiencies. All utilities
and cable. $200 per
week.
Call Tammy at
508-579-0539
28 Years of Experience
Rich O’Brien
Painting
Charlton
457 LAWN/GARDEN
E. Brookfield
Composted
Sheep Manure
1BR $795
1BR $595
Waterfront 2BR
$1200 Heat/Electric Incl.
3BR $950
Spencer
Available At Farm!
20lb Bags
At $10 Per Bag
Many Apartments
$650-$950
2BR & 3BR
Call 508-867-6111
Leave Message
Greendale
2BR, 1BA,
$725, $750, $850
First Floor
Two Bedroom Apartment.
Appliances & Heat Included.
No Pets.
$650/Month
First & Security
Call 508-248-6833
Before 8pm
Dudley
Apartment For Rent
1 Bedroom, 4 Rooms,
3rd Floor, Stove/Fridge.
No Dogs
$600/Month Plus Utilities
First & Last
508-671-9933
Dudley
Clean, Modern First Floor
One Bedroom Apartment.
Good Area, Off-Street
Parking. Includes Appliances.
No Pets/Smokers
$600/Month Plus Utilities
First/Last & Security
References/Credit Check
508-949-3044
Dudley
One Bedroom Apartment.
Heat Included.
$600/Month
Off-Street Parking.
Near Park & Shop.
First & Last.
508-987-8401
Dudley
Two Bedroom. Coin-Op
Washer In Cellar. Off-Street
Parking. Hardwood &
Linoleum Floors. Large Yard.
Some Animals OK.
Separate Stairs.
Section 8 Welcome
$700/Month
First/Last & Security
508-987-5441
Killingly, CT
9 Rooms, 4 Bedrooms,
2 And A Half Baths
$1200/Month
First Month FREE!
Also:
2 & 3 Bedroom Units
$650-$850/Month
Call GRN
860-779-9182
References Available
LEICESTER
442 LICENSED DAY
CARE
Large, Newly-Renovated
6 Room, 2 Bedroom. Near
Wal-Mart, Off-Street Parking,
W/D Hookups, Hardwood
Floors, Lots Of Closets,
Nice Yard. Cats OK
$1050
First & Security,
$50 Credit Check.
500 REAL ESTATE
Your Home
Improvement Specialist
All Local.
All the time.
Call The
Junk Man
PARAMEDIC
POSITIONS
AVAILABLE
My House
Husband
Find your local
forecast,
quick and easy.
402 GENERAL SERVICES
320 MEDICAL/DENTAL
Or Apply In Person:
in Sturbridge
Devereux Therapeutic
Foster Care
508-829-6769
Immediate
Openings:
508-234-3240
is now hiring for:
Seeking Quality Homes
Throughout Central MA
To Provide Foster Care
To Children In Need.
24/7 Support. Generous
Reimbursement.
Part-Time
Employment
Part-Time
&
Foster
Parents Wanted
Brookhaven
Assisted
Care
Needed To Work At
Sunshine Haven,
A Group Care Facility
For Handicapped
Children
If Interested Call
Experienced
Class I
Cosmetologist
(With Clientele Preferred)
Stop By For An Application:
Serenity Salon & Spa
371 E. Main Street
Southbridge, MA
311 PART-TIME HELP
WANTED
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501 REAL ESTATE
WANTED
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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.
Family Home
Day Care
Whitinsville
Has Full & Part Time
Openings
We Also Have Before &
After School Openings!
Large Spacious Outdoor
Play, Private Playroom.
Meals & Snacks Included.
CPR/First Aid Certified.
12 Years Of Experience
License #2079167
508-266-0412
OPEN HOUSE!
Bright Beginnings
Montessori
Pre-School
465 Main Street, Oxford, MA
Saturday, August 22nd
10am-1pm
Thursday, August 27th
5pm-8pm
Your Child Deserves The
Best Start To Their
Education!
Call 508-987-3465
For Information!
(License Pending)
HouseworksRealty.com
508-867-0903
Charlton
2 Bedroom Apartment.
$175/week
Webster
2 Bedroom Apartment
$160/week
Southbridge
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OPPORTUNITY
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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
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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
2 & 3 Bedroom
Apartments.
Starting At $165/week
Dudley
1 & 2 Bedroom
Apartments
Starting At $140
All are newly remodeled,
carpeted, stove &
refrigerator included.
Section 8 Approved.
No Pets Allowed
Security Deposit &
References Required
Call 774-289-1714
508-453-1313
North Brookfield
40 Forest Street
1st Floor, 1 Bedroom
Apartment, Available
Immediately.
$450/Month
Call Mike Edson At
Godin Real Estate
(978)249-8131 x15
Or View All Our Apartments
at www.beremco.com
North Brookfield
Center
Small One Bedroom
Apartment
Second Floor. Stove &
Refrigerator,
Off-Street Parking.
$400/Month
First/Last & Security.
No Pets.
Call Nellie 508-347-2774
Or Peter 508-882-3177
Charlton
One Bedroom
Garage Apartment.
All Appliances Including
Washer/Dryer. Private,
Off Route 20.
Available Immediately
$750/Month
Some Pets OK
North Brookfield
In-Town, Applianced Two
Bedroom Apartment. Third
Floor, Off-Street Parking,
Separate Utilities. No Pets.
First & Last
$650/Month
Call 973-295-6005
Call 978-939-5240
Douglas
79 Worcester Street
Southbridge
One Bedroom, Plus Sun
Room. Heat, Hot Water,
Washer & Dryer Included.
First Floor, Very Quiet Area.
$800/Month
Available September 1st
508-277-8517
2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments
Heat & Hot Water Included.
Enclosed Porch,
Washer/Dryer Hookups,
Off-Street Parking.
508-344-2660
508-320-4570
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RENT
North Brookfield
Small Efficiency Apartment,
Second Floor. Partially
Furnished. Off-Street
Parking. Close To Town.
Some Utilities Included.
First, Last & References
Required.
$550/Month
For More Details, Call
508-867-9342
774-262-2131
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505 APARTMENTS FOR
RENT
505 APARTMENTS FOR
RENT
Southbridge
Southbridge
Spencer
2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments,
All Deleaded.
$650-$750 per month.
Good References Required.
Section 8 Welcome.
First & Last Month’s
No Pets.
Also:
Large 6-Room,
3 Bedroom Apartment.
Gleaming Wood Floors,
Freshly Painted,
Nice Yard, Nice Location.
$750/Month Plus Utilities.
First & Security. No Pets.
One Bedroom Duplex,
Appliances, One Year Lease,
No Pets.
First, Last, $500 Security.
$525 per month.
Please Call 508-886-4312
Garage Stalls
Please call
(774)253-0123
Southbridge
Southbridge
3 Bedroom 2-Level
Apartment. Fresh Paint,
New windows.
Washer/Dryer Hookup,
Big Back Yard and Deck.
Storage Area, Separate
Utilities.
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
$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
EOH
Southbridge
Available Now!
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
Three Bedroom
Apartment
5 Room Apartment, First
Floor. No Appliances.
$700/Month
Pay Own Oil Heat.
508-764-6425
Southbridge
Clean Two Bedroom
Apartment On Quiet
Dead-End Street. Large
Living Room & Kitchen With
Extra Storage Area. Big
Backyard & Deck.
Washer/Dryer Hookups.
No Pets, No Smoking.
First & Last
Section 8 OK
References Required.
$800/Month
508-641-2427
Southbridge
Coombs Street
3 Bedroom Apartment
Available.
Applianced, Washer/Dryer
Hook-ups. No Pets.
Section 8 OK.
$750
First And Security.
References And Credit
Check Required.
Call (508)596-8497
Renovated. Full Living
Room, Full Dining Room.
Kitchen, Full Bath,
Pantry, & Storage Shed.
Hardwood Floors
Throughout.
Second Floor.
No Pets. Non Smokers
Preferred.
Call For Details
508-764-4073
Southbridge
Cozy Four Room, One
Bedroom. Stove & Fridge.
$525/Month
First & Security,
Credit Check. Cats OK.
860-749-4112
Leave Message
Southbridge
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
First Floor, Two Bedroom.
Stove & Refrigerator.
Off-Street Parking.
No Pets.
First, Last & Security.
$650/Month
508-829-5853
Southbridge
Four Room Apartment.
Stove, Refrigerator, Fully
Carpeted, Rod/Shades,
Heat Included.
Owner-Occupied Residence.
Non-Smoker, No Pets.
First & Security Plus
One-Year Lease.
$700/Month
508-765-5129
Southbridge
141 Elm Street
Recently Remodeled Large
One & Three Bedroom
Apartments. Appliances,
Washer/Dryer Hookups.
No Pets.
$525 & $725/Month
No Utilities Included.
1-508-328-9093
Green Ave
Available 8/1
Three Bedroom,
Third Floor Apartment.
Appliances Included.
Washer/Dryer Hookups,
Off-Street Parking.
Section 8 OK.
Or 508-943-1703 x0
SOUTHBRIDGE
17 Charlton Street
Clean, Spacious
Renovated 1st Floor
3-4 Bedroom Apartment.
Deleaded, Kid Safe, Yard,
Storage, Washer/Dryer
Hookups.
Section 8, Families With
Children Welcome.
No Dogs, No Drugs,
And Good References
$850/Month
Call Joe At
774-230-8486
For Info
www.pamcrawford.com
(Linwood)
Southbridge
Large 1 bedroom modern.
Wall to wall, appliances
included, coin-op laundry, no
pets, lease and security.
$575 and up, utilities not
included.
Call (508)764-2866
Spencer
Centrally Located Two
Bedroom. Modern, Stove &
Refrigerator Included.
Off-Street Parking.
$750/Month
508-885-6510
Spencer
Pam 508-885-5556
$65/Month
Northbridge
Pleasant, Clean,
Four Room Apartment,
First Floor
$800 + Security
Three Room Apartment.
$750 + Security
NO PETS/NO SMOKING
Includes Heat, Hot Water,
Stove, Refrigerator,
Off-Street Parking.
508-473-4576
508-234-2025
August 19, 2009
Nice, Small 4 Room
Apartment.
Stove, Refrigerator,
Hookups, Yard, Good Area.
No Pets. Credit Check,
First & Last.
$625 per month,
plus utilities.
Call (508)765-2658
Southbridge
Three Bedroom Apartment.
Residential Area, Large Yard,
Off-Street Parking.
Wall-To-Wall Carpeting,
Refrigerator, Stove, Gas
Heat. Washer/Dryer
Hookups.
First Month & Security
Deposit
Available Now!
$1000/Month
508-867-8707
Sturbridge
1738 House
One Bedroom Apartment.
Second Floor, Includes
Stove, Refrigerator, Hot
Water, Off-Street Parking.
No Pets.
$625/Month
First/Security Deposit &
Credit Check
Free Electric, Heat,
Hot Water Included In
One Or Two Bedrooms.
All Appliances.
One Bedroom $900/month
Two Bedroom $1000/month
Off-Street Parking
Call Jim
508-765-0620
Or Irene
413-781-4633
STURBRIDGE
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
774-230-0680
Southbridge
One, Two, Three & Four
Bedroom Apartments.
Available From $550/Month
De-Leaded,
Section 8 Approved.
No Pets.
For Info Call
508-764-6554
(cell) 774-277-1616
Southbridge
Recently Renovated,
Two Bedroom Apartment.
Beautiful, Quiet
Neighborhood, Landscaped
Yard, Off-Street Parking.
Applianced, Washer/Dryer
Hookups.
No Smoking, No Large Pets.
Gas Heat.
First/Last & Security.
$700/Month Plus Utilities
774-241-1688
Southbridge
Section 8 Welcomed.
3 Bedroom, 2nd Floor,
Completely Renovated,
Large Yard, Great Location,
Plenty Of Storage.
$895
Call 508-248-5177
SOUTHBRIDGE
Three Bedroom
Apartment Immediate
Second floor.
Applianced, hardwood
floors.
Off-street parking.
$850 including hot water.
1st and security.
No pets.
Call 508-909-6726
Southbridge
Very Attractive One Bedroom
Apartment. Centrally
Located, Lots Of Windows,
Hardwood Floors, Modern
Kitchen/Bath.
Completely Furnished With
Appliances & Furniture.
Central Air & Parking.
Safe & Quiet Building.
$125/Week
Utilities, Very Low,
But Separate.
($500 Security)
508-248-6687
Spencer
1 Bedroom Efficiency
First Level Apartment
In Owner-Occupied Home.
Quiet Location,
No Pets, No Smoking.
References & Credit Check.
Available Now.
First And Security.
SIGN YOUR LEASE IN
AUGUST & GET A
FREE $100 GIFT-CARD
FOR GAS OR FOOD!
(Your Choice)
$695/month
Includes, Heat,
Electricity And Cable.
Call (508)885-2604
508-347-1101
Daniel Fiske
House
1 Bedroom Apartment
$595
Four Room Apartment
$695
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Includes
Appliances & Laundry
Room On Premises.
No Utilities.
References, Lease And
Security Deposit
Required
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Webster
West Brookfield
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 With Attic Loft
Room. Den, Private Porch,
Deck, Hardwood Floors,
Large Yard, Garage Stall,
Snow Removal & Trash
Pickup Included. Gas Heat
& Electricity Not Included.
References,
First/Security Deposit.
$850/Month
860-923-9738
Webster
28 Harris Street
Nice & Clean, Repainted
1 & 2 Bedroom.
Off-Street Parking, Coin-Op,
Storage Unit.
No Pets, First & Security.
$575 & $675
ONE MONTH RENT FREE!
Call For Details
Sturbridge
Extra Large Two Bedroom.
Great Location! Above
Professional Offices. Kitchen,
Living Room, Dining Room,
Washer/Dryer. Large Yard.
Deck. 3-Season Porch,
Convenient To Major
Roadways.
$1250/Month Includes
Electricity
First/Last/Security
NEW NUMBER!
508-397-7313
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,
Second Floor.
$800/Month
Three Room Apartment
First Floor
$550/Month
Centrally Located, Off-Street
Parking. Gas Heat.
Small Pets Welcome.
508-347-3913
774-230-5917
Sturbridge
Two Bedroom Apartment
Convenient Location,
Private Setting, No Pets.
One Year Lease.
$850/month
First & Security Required
References Required.
508-347-8115
Webster
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
Webster
Spacious 2 Bedroom,
Second Floor Apartment
For Rent.
Own Porch, Laundry
Hookups, Refrigerator
& Stove, Parking.
$650/Month Plus Utilities
Call 508-410-1319
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
TheHeartOfMassachusetts.com
North Brookfield
Center
Commercial Space
For Rent
$895/Month
Center Of North
Brookfield
Additional Space Available
For $400/Month
Call Nellie 508-347-2774
Or Peter 508-882-3177
Southbridge
Office For Rent
98 Hamilton Street
Formerly Aucoin Realty
First Floor, Good Visibility!
Parking
1100 Sq. Ft.
508-320-9075
7500 Sq. Ft.
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
Call 508-943-0972
Or 508-949-1400
Webster
Webster
1000 Square Feet
Cute One Bedroom
Apartment. Stove,
Refrigerator, All-New
Flooring. Nicely Kept Home,
Owner Occupied.
Trash Pickup. No Utilities.
Available September 1st
$500/Month
Call 508-943-3112
For Rent
To
14,000 Square Feet
And Anything
In Between...
Owner Will Give You
Price You Can’t Refuse!
508-753-3670
Webster
520 HOUSEMATES
First & Second Floor.
2 Bedroom. Appliances,
Washer/Dryer Hookups.
NO PETS
Close To 395 & Downtown.
Off-Street Parking.
Garage Available.
First & Last, References.
Call After 4pm
508-943-7113
Roommate Wanted
WEBSTER
Large 1st floor. Off-street
parking, quiet neighborhood.
Minutes to 395.
Appliances included.
1st, last and security.
References. No pets.or
smoking.
$750 plus utilities and heat.
Taking applications.
508-943-5830
Southbridge
Single Mother Looking
Roommate, Preferably
Female, To Share Very
Large 4 Bedroom Apartment
On Dead End Street
With Nice Yard.
$150/Week
Everything Included
Call For Details
508-909-6599
525 HOUSES FOR RENT
Brimfield
$1400/Month
Three Bedrooms, One Bath.
1500 Sq.Ft., Large Kitchen,
Sunroom, Deck Leading To
Spacious Yard & Stream.
Call (774)696-2732
Webster
Lovely 1 Bedroom,
2nd Floor For Rent.
Open Floor Plan, Large
Bedroom, Coin-Op On
Premises.
$600/Month Plus Utilities
Call 508-410-1319
Webster
Nice, Clean One Bedroom
Apartment In Quiet
Owner-Occupied Building.
$400 Per Month, Plus
Utilities, For Qualified
Applicants.
No Pets, Non-Smoking.
Off-Street Parking. Stove
& Refrigerator Included.
First/Last & Security Deposit.
Credit Check & References.
Call 508-943-2640
Webster
Prospect
Estates
1 & 2 Bedroom
Apartments.
1 Month Free Rent
Now Available:
Historical Buildings
Must Income Qualify
SECTION 8 CERTIFICATES
WELCOME
Call
(508)943-9567
E.H.O.
A 100 MILE RIDE
IN THE CAR IS NOT GOING TO
ENDEAR MITTENS
All local. All the time.
510
COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS
Webster
Webster
MITTENS DOESN’T LIKE THE VET.
TO YOU EITHER.
Brookhaven Lake
One Bedroom Apartment,
First Floor. Appliances,
Private Driveway,
Beach Rights.
$575/Month
508-867-7846
774-289-1667
(508)347-9081
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
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Webster
Opportunity Knocks
Once!
Credit Not Important
For Rent, With Option
To Purchase
2 Bedroom House,
Overlooking Webster Lake
$1200/Month
With $300 Going Toward
Purchase Price.
774-289-1714
Webster
Three Bedroom Home.
Some Pets Allowed.
First & Security Deposit
Due At Move-In
References Required.
$1300/Month
Including Water.
717-298-1286
545 LAND/LOTS
Douglas, MA
Waterfront Land
Unbelievable Opportunity!
1/3 Acre Wooded Lot On
Whitins Reservoir.
$159,900
508-244-7909
546 CEMETERY LOTS
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
546 CEMETERY LOTS
550 MOBILE HOMES
Cemetery Lots
for Sale
Mobile Home
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
Two Cemetery
Lots
Worcester County
Memorial Park
In Paxton
$900 For Each,
$1800 For Both
Call Cheryl
413-245-4181
Two Lots
Available At Worcester
County Memorial Park
In Paxton.
Non-Selected.
Asking $1200 For Both
Or Best Offer
508-885-1071
Two Plots
In Worcester County
Memorial Park, Paxton, MA
At Garden Of Heritage II
$1500 OBO For Both
508-864-7159
Worcester Country
Memorial Park
Section Valor II
Graves 1 & 2
Valued At $5600
Asking $2500 For Both
508-885-6489
Ask For Karen
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
REDUCED $85,000
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
Mobile Home
2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath.
Hardwood Floors, Berber
Carpet, Fully Applianced,
2-Car Driveway, Central Air,
2 Sheds, Sunroom,
Large Deck.
$59,900
Plus PS
774-230-8118
Sturbridge
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
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
2 adjoining lots.
Asking $1500 or Best Offer
for both call (508)867-3820
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.
Worcester County
Memorial Park
Call (508)779-0311
WORCESTER COUNTY
MEMORIAL PARK;
Paxton, MA
$69,900
($59,900 Unfurnished)
Make An Offer
Paxton, MA
Plots In Garden Of Honor.
2 Lots & 2 Vaults.
Asking $2700 For All
774-745-0026
Please Leave Message
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.
Call (508)892-8685
550 MOBILE HOMES
14x70 Mobile
Home
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.
$75K plus park share.
Bill (508)344-7495
14x70 Mobile
Home
with central air. Mint
condition to move in. Many
new extras. Located in
attractive over 55 park in
Sturbridge.
Call Joe (508)347-8976
Brookfield
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.
MUST SELL!!!
$64,000
508-868-4662
575 VACATION RENTALS
Dennisport
Cape Cod
3 Bedrooms
Glendon Beach
& Ocean Beach
Close To Shops,
Restaurants.
Deck, Grill, Microwave,
Modern Kitchen,
$1100 Per Week,
$800 Off-Season.
WINTER RENTALS
ALSO AVAILABLE
(508)272-3433
Cell
OR
(508)832-3029
Hampton
Beach:
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
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.
$80-$90 Daily Rate
Call For Information
(508)429-7568
AUGUST 19, 2009
700 AUTOMOTIVE
705 AUTO ACCESSORIES
(3) Continental
Contra-Track Tires
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
(4) 17 Inch Rims
With Tires
6 Lug
$200 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
508-867-2560
Evenings
8 Ft. High-Rise
Truck Cap
Glasstite, Roof Rack, From
86 Ford F350.
Good Condition.
$250 OBO
508-234-8186
Shortbed Hard-Top
Tonneau Cover
Good Shape
Truck Tire &
Wheel
Inflated, Ready For Use
Take It All! $75
Email
[email protected]
Third Row
Bench Seat
For Ford Expedition
(Eddie Bauer)
Tan Leather, Excellent
Condition.
Fits Model Years ‘97-’02
$150
860-935-0039
720 CLASSICS
725 AUTOMOBILES
1978 Corvette
1996 Mercury
Grand Marquis
Silver Anniversary Model
Limited Edition, Runs
Strong, Looks Real Sharp!
Excellent Driver. L82
Engine, T-Tops. A/C,
Tilt Wheel.
Blue Hill Edition
Loaded, White w/ Blue
Interior, 90k Miles
$2,995 obo
$7900
1992 Chevy
Corsica
Serious Inquires Only!
508-340-5334
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
508-344-2660
Antique Black
Jaguar
1972 XJ6. Body, paint and
chrome nearly perfect, New
Michelin pin stripe tires and
many spare parts.
Best Reasonable Offer.
Call Tom (Spencer)
(774)745-0173
725 AUTOMOBILES
$500!
Police Impounds
For Sale!
1999 Honda Civic $890!
For listings
800-559-4138 ext. 3468
01 Buick Regal
Olympic Edition
3.8 Supercharged, 56k Miles.
Power Everything, Heated
Seats, Monsoon Stereo
With CD & Cassette.
$8200
Call Steve After 2pm
508-278-3930
1986 Camaro Z28
Chevy/GMC,
Color Match “Pewter”. S-10,
X-Cab, Fiberglass. Hi-Rise,
Sliders, Locks, Roof Rack
Brackets.
$300
860-974-7099
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
Chrome Tube For 8’ Bed
Great Condition
$95 For Set
GM Chrome
Slotted Wheels
15”, 5-Lug Bolt Pattern
For Full-Size GM.
$200 Set Of 4
454 Complete
GM Block
With Fuel Injection
$1200
508-259-8805
Used Auto Parts
91 day Guarantee. Large
inventory of engines,
transmissions, tires & glass.
Excellent service. Free parts
locating service.
Amherst-Oakham Auto
Call (800)992-0441 or
(508)799-9969
715 AUTO SERVICES
1992 Dodge
Stealth ES
V6 With 95k Miles. Custom
Dual Exhaust. Red With
White Racing Stripes.
$3300 OBO
508-476-5357
1992 Dodge
Stealth
Red, Mint Condition.
$6500 OBO
508-347-3613
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
Junk Cars &
Trucks Wanted
1994 Geo Prizm LSI
Large Trucks &
Equipment
Blue 4-Door, 70,845 Actual
Miles. Excellent Condition.
$2150
Cash Paid
508-867-4105
FREE REMOVAL
1995 Buick
LeSabre
401-965-8949
720 CLASSICS
1930 Model A
Ford Coupe
Green, With Extra Parts.
Good Condition.
$10,000
Call Karen
508-885-3192
1953 Ford
2-Door Sedan
Mild Custom, $11,000
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
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.
Nice solid driver 105K
highway miles, loaded with
moonroof, needs nothing.
Asking $3500.
Call (860)974-3022
1998 Cadillac Sedan
Deville
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.
$3300 OBRO
508-347-5460
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
1999 Mercury
Cougar
92k, V6, 5 Speed, All
Options. College
Forces Sale
$3800 OBO
Call
508-476-3907
508-335-1283
2000 Chrysler
Sebring
Convertible
97k Miles, No Repairs
Needed. Carfax Report
Provided.
$3500 Firm
860-634-4632
2000 Ford
Escort ZX2
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
2001 Oldsmobile
Alero
Many Options. 75k Miles.
Maintained & Garaged.
Sporty Model With
50-Series Tires & Spoiler.
Looks & Runs Excellent.
$4995
Call Bob
508-270-9577
(After 5pm)
518-796-4223 (Cell)
2001 PT Cruiser
Limited
Silver w/ Leather, Loaded
One Owner
A Loved Car!!!
Low Price Reflects 114k,
New Timing Belt, and
Extensive Tune-up
REDUCED
$5700
(508)476-3715
Call (508)341-4434 or
(860)857-4168
2001 Subaru
Forrester
1995 Volvo
850 Turbo
Standard, Recent Brakes,
A/C, Roof Racks. Looks
& Runs Great.
$5,500 OBO
508-987-3244
In Good Condition.
With Snow Tires.
$2500
508-333-3340
2000 Volvo S80
Sedan FWD
Blue, Leather, Moonroof, Etc.
Fully Loaded. 180k Miles.
Original Owner. Garage Kept.
Includes 4 Blizzak Snow
Tires.
Excellent Condition
$5500 OBO
860-928-5266
2006 GT Mustang
Convertible
2003 Jeep Liberty
Limited
Bright Red, Black
Top/Interior. Automatic, 49k
Miles (Mostly Long Trips).
Shaker 1000 Sound System.
Stored In Winter. Ford
Anti-Theft & Lojack.
Silver, Automatic, 4-Wheel
Drive. Sunroof, AM/FM/CD.
186,300 Miles.
Original Owner!
$6000 OBO
Call 508-347-2277
Runs Good, Rear Quarter
Dented, Replaced Engine.
$2400
508-987-2045
1997 Olds Regency
4-Speed, With 455cu. White,
Burgundy Interior, Original,
Matching Numbers. 90k.
$50,000 FIRM
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
1996
Oldsmobile 88
1995 Toyota Supra
1973 Pontiac
Trans-Am
732 SPORTS UTILITY
2002 Mitsubishi
Gallant ES
Runs Good.
$1100
508-885-5861
Twin-Turbo, Stock, 6-Speed.
Original. 60k,
Black-On-Black, Leather,
Two-Owner Car.
$50,000 FIRM
725 AUTOMOBILES
(508)615-5959
508-476-1721
Truck Cap
Truck Rails
Blue, 119k Miles,
Good Condition
6 Cylinder Automatic
$1,195 obo
725 AUTOMOBILES
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
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
2003 Ford
Mustang Mach 1
Azure Blue with Black
leather. 18K miles, like brand
new. Couple after
market parts. $17,500.
Call (508)987-8486
2003 Mitsubishi
Eclipse
Convertible
Grey, Runs & Looks New.
Fully Loaded. 79k Miles.
New Tires.
Asking $12,500
508-410-3078
2004 Chevrolet
Monte Carlo LS
Black/Grey, Excellent
Condition, 43k Miles.
$8000
508-987-1350
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
73k, 4-Door, Auto, A/C
$7,500
$6,600
MUST SELL!
$22,000
508-987-0947
Varney’s Garage
508-867-8477
Silver, 49k Miles.
Excellent Condition.
CD/AM/FM Radio.
Asking $14,200
774-364-1133
Or After 5pm
508-886-7184
Ask For Linda
2006 PT Cruiser
740 MOTORCYCLES
50k, 4-Door, Auto, A/C, CD
$9,400
Varney’s Garage
508-867-8477
1982 Honda
900 CBF
Super Sport
2007 Dodge
Charger SXT
40,200 Miles. New Battery,
Runs Good.
$1300
508-755-3660
2006 Honda
Accord
31k, 4-Door, Auto, A/C,
Power, CD
$15,400
$12,775
$8,750
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 $9,500
Leave Message
508-234-5918
2008 Pontiac G-6
37k, Moonroof, Alloys,
All Power, A/C, CD
$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
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
2005 Chrysler
Pacifica
AWD, 138k Miles, Mostly
Highway. New Tires, Great
Family Car, Well Maintained.
$6500 OBO
Photos Available
Call Bill & Andrea
860-377-0396
860-928-1064
2005 Ford Taurus
74k, 4-Door, Auto, A/C, CD
$7,400
$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 Ford
Taurus
65k, 4-Door, Auto, A/C, CD,
All Power
$8,200
$7,650
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
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
1999 Road King
2-Door, SUV Model.
Automatic Transmission,
4WD, Good Condition.
$1900
1995 Nissan
Pathfinder
2004 Subaru
Impreza WRX
1988 Harley
Davidson 1200cc
1995 Geo Tracker
Hard-Top
2004 Mercury
Sable
Varney’s Garage
508-867-8477
59,920 Miles, New Battery,
Owner’s Manual, Service
Manual Included.
$900 OBO
Call Robert
508-987-5167
732 SPORTS UTILITY
401-864-3413
$5,995
1987 Yamaha
XV535 Motorcycle
Dyna Wide Glide.
18k Miles. Some Extras.
$9000
Call 508-943-5911
Varney’s Garage
508-867-8477
83k, 4-Door, Auto, A/C, CD,
All Power
$7,900
2004 Jeep
Liberty Sport
White, 5-Speed.
$3300
(4)5-Lug Truck Rims
& Tires
$300
860-208-7010
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
Black, 10k Miles, Mint
Condition. Lots Of Chrome,
Must See! Always Kept
Inside.
$13,000 OBO
Email Me At
[email protected]
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715 AUTO SERVICES
715 AUTO SERVICES
I PAY YOU CASH
FOR JUNK CARS
& TRUCKS
And Farm Equipment
____________________________________________________
Call D&M Towing & Recycling
508-887-3645
TOLL-FREE 1-877-820-2TOW
740 MOTORCYCLES
740 MOTORCYCLES
2002 Harley
XLH 883 Sportster
2005 Yamaha
TTR90 Motorcycle
9500 Miles, Crash Bars,
Highway Pegs, Saddle Bags,
Passenger Pegs & Pillion,
Custom Grips.
Excellent Condition
Looks & Runs Great.
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
Asking $4500
860-617-7335
2003 Yamaha
YZ125R
Mint Condition, Garaged.
Hardly Ridden.
$1700 OBO
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
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
2006 Harley
Davidson
Sportster XL883C
White with saddle bags.
2,091 miles. $6000. Also
Harley helmet, jacket and
gloves for sale.
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.
Lots Of Extras.
One Owner Bike!
Asking $9500
508-987-8928
YAMAHA
2004 TTR225
dirtbike and 2001 utility
trailer with loading ramp.
Helmet, riding boots, chest
plate, gloves and more.
Asking $2,000.00
Call 508-248-6570
2000 Harley
Davidson XL883
Custom
2005 Honda VT750
Shadow Spirit
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
Mint Condition, Low
Mileage, Always Garaged.
Pearl Blue/Metallic Silver
Flame, Chrome Backrest.
Asking $4500 OBO
Call 860-792-0506
1998 Kawasaki
750 Xi Sport Jetski
2005 Suzuki C50
Boulevard Cruiser
1998 Polaris ATV
860-792-1168
2000 Harley
Sportster
18,000 Miles
Mint Condition
Call Cliff
$7000
508-764-7068
Black/Grey, 300 Miles,
Mint!
$4899
508-885-9892
508-753-5529
745 RECREATIONAL
VEHICLES
Two seater, new battery and
recently serviced. Excellent
condition. Includes trailer
and cover. $2500 or best
offer. Call (508)234-0252
Magnum 425, 4x4
Complete $2000 Overhaul 5
Years Ago. Used Very Little
Since. Needs Battery.
Asking $3000
508-885-3136
860-888-5207
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745 RECREATIONAL
VEHICLES
750 CAMPERS/TRAILERS
750 CAMPERS/TRAILERS
750 CAMPERS/TRAILERS
2004 90cc Polaris
Predator ATV
1990 Nomad
2000 Winnebago
Chieftain
2002 Citation
31Ft. Travel
Trailer
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
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
1997 24’
Dutchman Pop-Up
Camper
Model 1007
Sleeps 6
Great Condition. Heat,
Refrigerator, Stove, Etc.
$2700
413-537-0619
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
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
Model 35U
40k Miles, Loaded, Many
Extras. No Pets/Smoking.
Must See!
Asking $55,000
508-269-1710
2001 Fleetwood
Elkhorn Truck
Camper
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
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.
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.
$6800
Call Mike (508)949-9174
(508)278-7616 or
(508)450-0689
Call (508)885-4727
Camper/RV
2006 Camp
Out Truck Cap
2001 Coachhouse
52k Miles, Completely
Self-Contained Camper
Van. Shower, Toilet,
Sink, Stove, Generator,
Auxiliary Batteries,
and MORE!
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.
Call Don (508)344-9499
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.
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.
$25,000 includes lot. 2009
assessment and the R.E. Tax
2005 Fleetwood
PaceArrow 37A
Motorhome
2001
“Woodland Park”
(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
35’ Park Model
Trailer
Call (508)987-1519 for
more details
Call (508)892-8861
2002 12x40 Park
Model RV
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
$12,999
Like new, used only a few
times. Fits 6’ truck bed.
Queen, sleeps 4, all
amenities, asking $8,700.
Must see! Truck also
available.
Asking $29,995 OBO
617-524-6220
750 CAMPERS/TRAILERS
33’ Travel Trailer
2006 THULE TRAILER
(6’ x 12’ Enclosed)
Asking $27,000
MUST SELL!
$22,000
(508)729-9177
(508)765-8848
32 Foot 2004 RV
On Waterfront
Lot
Aluminum, Dual Axle,
GVW 6000 lbs.
Model #C65X12238200,
Under 200 Miles.
$5250
Mike 860-935-0072
Coleman Niagra
Pop-Up
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
On 1 1/2 Mile Lake,
In Beautiful Resort
Campground
REDUCED FOR
QUICK SALE!!!
$34,999
508-989-8165
750 CAMPERS/TRAILERS
760 VANS/TRUCKS
Gulfstream B
Touring Cruiser
2004
1996 Ford E-250
Truck Cap
3/4 Ton Heavy Duty,
Extended Utility Van.
For 1999 Dodge Pickup
(Short-Bed)
$700 obo
508-892-0526
Full Bath, Twin Beds, Slide.
Exceptional Unit, 12MPG
$32,900 OBO
2007 Scooter
By Redstreak
50cc TURBO With
Luggage Rack
$1050
Call (508)476-9885
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
Wells, Maine
2005 40’ Breckenridge
Park Model Home
Enclosed Room Addition,
Plus Screen Room & Deck.
Double Loft, Sleeps 10.
Fully Furnished &
Landscaped.
Meadow Ledge Resort
May-October
$70,500
508-278-6123
760 VANS/TRUCKS
1982 Chevy C10
Silverado
350 Motor, Partially
Restored. Needs Carburetor.
$500 OBO
Call Sam
774-318-1121
low miles, runs good, needs
some new brake lines. $1000
or best offer.
We ser vice most major makes and models
Call (508)922-3936
1986 Ford F350
4x4, 97k Miles, 460 4-Speed
Transmission. Runs Good,
Has Some Rust. Great Farm
Truck Or Clunker Trade.
$600 OBO
508-234-8186
1989 Chevy 1500
FREE TIRE ROTATION
FREE BATTERY TEST
See Service Advisor for details.
Come in for an Oil & Filter
change and receive a FREE
tire rotation. Trucks up to
F350, excludes dual rear
wheel trucks.
Offer valid with coupon.
Expires 9/30/09
Offer valid with coupon.
Expires 9/30/09
Visually inspect and test
battery. Hybrid battery
test excluded.
NO CLUNKERS HERE!
Pete
Mathieu
Just Great Value
CALL PETE OR
GARY AT
1-800-640-1520
2006 MUSTANG COUPE
Cast aluminum wheels, Leather interior, Spoiler,
Showroom comdition, 28,000 miles
2009 LINCOLN TOWN CARS
Signature Limiteds, Too much equipment to list, Both low miles
ONLY 27,988
$
2006
MILAN PREMIER
2006 LINCOLN ZEPHYRS
Choice of 3, Some with moonroof, Chrome wheels,
Milealge as low as 15,000
Black/Black leather, Full Power,
5 Speed, Great fuel economy
Only $13,988
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
1994 Chevy 3/4
Ton
350 V8, 2WD, excellent
condition, 190k miles, new
tires, recent brakes and
tuneup. $3000.
Only 13,988
$
Only $14,988
240k Miles, Recent Sticker
& Tires. Needs Exhaust.
$900 OBO
Call 508-943-3812
Or 508-259-9403
1997 Chevy Tahoe
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
1997 Dodge
Dakota Sport 4x4
Power everything, 122K
miles, looks good, runs
good. Rhino spray on
bedliner.
Asking $4000.
Call (508)867-3741
1997 Ford F-250
Diesel 4x4 Dump
Truck
New Brakes, Rebuilt
Transmission, New Tires.
Needs Primer On Dump.
$8500 OBO
1991 Dodge Dakota
Xtra-Cab Pickup
New Brakes & Hubs,
Needs Electrical Work.
$500 OBO
508-347-9865
1998 Nissan
Frontier Pickup
4 cylinder auto, bedliner,
$4700.
Call (508)499-6748
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
2003 Chevy
Venture
1994 Chevy
Lumina Van
Call Tatyana,
(508)949-6082
1994 Ford F150
XLT 4x4 Xtracab
Pickup
Looks Good, Runs
Excellent! V8, PW,
PL, Cruise, 5-Speed,
Cold A/C.
$2,900 OBO
2003 Isuzu NPU
16 ft Box Truck
V8 automatic transmission,
power steering, power
brakes. Runs great, very
clean, 10 ft loading ramp.
$10,000.
Call (774)230-1437
2003 Silverado
2500 HD
Crew cab, 6.0, auto, 4x4,
grey, loaded, leather,
tonneau, chrome step, tow
package, excellent condition.
Call (978)697-0706
Runs Great! Looks Great!
$2100 OBO
2005 Ford F350
860-634-0581
4x4 Crew Cab XLT
4-door King Cab, extra clean.
75,000 miles. 2 WD.
$8500.00 firm.
Call 508-243-2157
Leather interior, Dual power seats,
Fully loaded, Only 20,000 miles
1996 Town &
Country LXI Van
75K miles, in very good
condition. Asking $6000 or
best offer.
2002 FORD F-150
2008 GRAND
MARQUIS LS
1996 Isuzu Oasis
Mini-van
Call (774)272-1192
2003 Honda
TRX250 EX ATV
Leather interior,
Aluminum wheels,
Brand new tires,
Only 23,000 miles
Starting at only $17,988
2007
FUSION SE
Short bed Z71 off road.
$1500 or best offer.
6 cylinder, 7 seats. Original
owner, good brakes and
tires. 230,000 miles but still
runs great. $800.
Call (508)278-0138
ONLY $14,988
Call Mike
508-269-2420
(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
1985 Ford F-600
Box Truck
SER VICE • PAR TS • BODY SHOP
75k Miles On Engine,
186k Original Miles.
Well Maintained. A/C,
Tool Shelves. Great For
Floor Coverings!
$2100
6.0L V-8 Diesel
Excellent Condition
Loaded - Including
FX4 Package.
58k Miles
$27,000
Call 508-885-9371
760 VANS/TRUCKS
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
765 HEAVY EQUIPMENT
CAT D8H
Bulldozer
Cable Blade - Power Shift
Runs Good
$12,000
(860)928-3477
Michigan
Payloader &
Backhoe Model 75
Snowplow
Diesel, Runs Good
Also:
Gravely Tractor
And Parts
Call (508)347-7300
767 VEHICLES WANTED
$
ROSS RECYCLING
We Pay More!!
All Scrap Metals,
Cars, Trucks
Batteries,
Copper Wire,
Appliances...
64 Tucker Hill Rd.
Putnam, CT 06260
860-928-7165
High-top Mini
Wheelchair
Van Needed
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
AUGUST 19, 2009
Aut
☎ TOWN-TO-TOWN CLASSIFIEDS ☎ A STONEBRIDGE PRESS PUBLICATION ☎ 9
motive
Ford Keeps Building Improvements Across its Entire Line
with New Technology and Safety
BY KEITH GRIFFIN
There is a certain energy emanating from Ford right now that
just isn´t coming from its domestic competitors Chrysler and GM.
Things are so bad at Chrysler
that it recently cancelled its
media preview of its 2010 lineup
and Buick is probably the lone
line generating excitement at GM
right now (what with Pontiac´s
upcoming demise and all).
Ford recently invited autowriters to its facility in Dearborn,
Mich., to preview what is coming
up. What stands out most is 45
percent of its lineup is significantly new or freshened for 2010.
Ford President of the Americas
Mark Field summed up the company´s approach best when he
said, ¨There´s no finish line in
this business so we know we have
to keep working.¨
Among the new cars I got to
drive that day on Ford´s test track
were the: Ford Taurus, the
Fusion Hybrid, the Ford Mustang
with racing kit, the Ford Flex
with Ecoboost (that I will review
in an upcoming column) and the
Ford F150 Harley Davidson,
which handled pretty well on the
track for a pickup.
What always perks my interest
though isn´t the powerful toys,
even though the Mustang was
pretty darn exciting, even if I did
stall it with one of Ford´s top
drivers in the co-pilot´s seat.
That´s why when presented with
the opportunity I headed straight
for the Ford Focus electric vehicle. I had been tipped off to get
into that car early, but surprisingly there was little demand for it
initially among the other
autowriters who were instead
drooling over a Shelby GT500
Mustang.
Ford is in the midst of developing battery electric vehicles that
won´t use any fuel. The plan calls
for the introduction in 2011 of a
pure battery electric vehicle –
using cutting-edge lithium-ion
battery technology – as a passenger car in North America.
According to Ford, after an
overnight charge, it’s ready for a
range of more than 80 miles. Ford
This Ford Focus is powered to run entirely on battery power. Look for it to debut in 2010 as a 2011 model.
and its partner are targeting a
range of up to 100 miles when the
vehicle is introduced to the retail
market.
Don´t scoff at that range. It
suits most of our driving needs,
especially commuters. A lot of us
could drive back and forth to
work a couple of times without
ever
having
to
plug
in.
Eventually, knowing the mindset
of entrepreneurs, there will be
quick charging outlets at gas stations all across the country that
can charge a car in 15 minutes or
less to get you on your way.
Currently, the BEV can be
charged from either a standard
220-volt or 110-volt power outlet,
with respective charge times of 6
or 12 hours.
The most impressive thing
about the Focus BEV is it drives
like every other car on the road.
There is nothing that makes you
realize you are driving an electric
vehicle, except for some regeneration gauges that show you power
is being sent to the batteries during braking (as you would see
with a hybrid vehicle).
Cross traffic alert will go a long way towards reducing parking lot fender benders.
Photos courtesy of Ford
Safety has always been a big
concern of mine and Ford offers
two new features: one previously
available only on higher-end cars
and the other available for the
first time ever. I have to talk
about the first to explain the second. The Blind Spot Information
System (BLIS), as Ford explained,
consists of two multiple beam
radar modules, one each per rear
quarter panel. When the sensors
detect an approaching vehicle
entering the defined blind spot
zone, an indicator alert provides
warning to the driver in the corresponding side-view mirror. It´s
good technology, but I´ve learned
how to set my mirrors properly
so I never have a blindspot.
The blind spot information system, though, sets up the Cross
Traffic Alert uses the existing
BLIS radar modules to sense
oncoming traffic when slowly
backing out of a parking spot.
Ford said this industry-exclusive
system functions only while the
vehicle is in reverse and warns
when cross-traffic is detected
within
three
car
widths.
Unfortunately, it´s not programmed for parallel parking,
but it will work great in local
shopping malls based on the
demonstrations I saw.
Ford appears to have adapted
the safety belief of Volvo, which
is partly owned by Ford: the best
accident is one that never happens. These two new pieces of
technology, available for the first
time on reasonably priced vehicles, will go a long way towards
people never having accidents.
Even with fairly reasonable
fuel prices, Ford is hard at work
on fuel efficiency (largely driven
in part by government mandate).
At the media event, Ford reported
that the average fuel economy of
its fleet will improve 20 percent
through 2010 versus 2005 and its
numbers should improve by 35
percent by 2015. At the media
presentation, I chided an engineer who earnestly touted a 1 percent improvement in fuel economy. As he chided me back (cor-
rectly so), Ford has to start somewhere and a 1 percent improvement is better than nothing.
Overall, though, Ford is demonstrating a lot more than 1 percent
improvement and the best part is
it is all being done without taxpayer bailouts.
(Questions about this article and
other automotive queries can be
emailed to [email protected]
All queries will be answered.)
Auto Review
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August 19, 2009
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$19,900
66K, LEATHER, AWD, AC, PW, PL, CD
$21,790
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2006 CADILLAC ESCALADE ESV
2006 HONDA CRV AWD
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2006 TOYOTA MATRIX AWD
2006 CHRYSLER PACIFICA “TOURING”
$8,477
$12,495
$14,495
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$12,495
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