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(508)7644325/VISITUsAT:www.theheartofmassachusetls.com
SERVINGOURREADERSSINCE
1923
WEDNESDAY,OCTOBER
21,2009
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BYGUSSTEEVES
NEWSSTAFF
WRfJER
noonandbelievedvotingon
it
nowwouldviolate
that
law.
"This
is
anotherstep
of
municipalemployeeslosing
benefits,"
Lamica
claimed,notingthetownpaysthelowestpercentageallowed
bylaw
(50100).
lie
threatened
to
"mea
temporary
restrain-
ing
order"andsaidhe'd
rather
pay
theextrapreml-urnthancomeupwiththe
proposedlargercopayfor
hospital
use.
Chenier,
representingtheretirees,
didn't
phrase
it
quiteso
directly,
but
saidthe
proposal
couldbesubjectto
aunion
lawsuitbecause
SOUTHHRIDGE
EventhoughMonday'sformal
grand
openingceremonyforSouthbridge'sQuinsigamondCommunityCollegecampus
was
beingheldinastill-unf'mishedroom,collegeofficialsarealreadypredictingthey'll
need
morespacenex:tyear.
"It
looks
like
we're
going
to
have
arealproblem.,"saidsiteadministratorNeal
LeBlanc.
"We'llfill
this
upnex:t
semester;"
Hepredictedthecollege
would
seek
to
usespaceinthehotelandconferencecenter,wherefederalfunds
created.
alec-ture
hall,
classrooms
and.
a
TV
studio
rarely
usedatpresent.Thatneedis
largely
becausethenewschool
expected
to
"serve500students,optimistically,"saidPresidentGailCarberry;sparkingapplausewhensheadded,"But
we
opened
the
doorwith
750
seatstilled."Describing
the
newventureasboth"entrepreneurial"and"a
really
excitingchapter"
in
thecollege's
histnrg
Carberry
said
itcouldnot
have
hap-penedwithoutstrongsupportfromlocal,stateandfederalofficials,
the
businesscommunity,
and.
particu-
larly
the
college's
trustees.AlthoughtheprocessofficiallystartedlastNovember,Carberry
said
theideawasborninApril
2006,
whenshewasbeinginterviewedforhercur-rentjob,One
of
thepartic-ipants
was
alocalstudent
who
notedshe'd
beenhav-
ing"achallenge"getting
to
theWorcester
campus
because
of
transportationandasked
if
there
werewaystoprovidebetteraccesstopeoplein
the
Southbridgearea.Last
year,
thatseedblos-somedintoaneffort
to
explorethreeareasfornewcampuses-here,theBlackstoneValleyandMarlborough.Southbridge'sformer
American
Opticalsite
was
chosenfirstlargelybecausearound1,100stu-dentscommuted
to
Worcesterfromthis
SOUTHHRIDGE-
After
unexpected.opposition
from
thepodiumseeking
to
delayit,theTownCouncilapprovedgivingTownManagerChrisClarkauthoritytotakehispropos-
al
to
change
healthinsur-ance
coverage
to
the
unions
and
retirees.CitingstatelawChapter328,bothGeorgeChenierandDerekLamica
argued.
thatthetown'sInsuranceAdvisoryCommitteehadnothadsufficienttime
to
look.
atthe
plan
norto
bring
intotheretirees
and.
unions.
They
saidthelACsawitforthe
first
timeMondayafter-
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POLICESAYRESIDENTS'PERSONALDATASAFE
BYCHRISTOPHERTANCiUAY
NEWSSTAFF1NRfT£R
STURBRIDGE-Anundis-
closedamount
of
money
was
takenfromthesturbridgetem-poraryTown
Hall
complexdur-inga
burglary
that
tookplacelateSundaynightorearly
Monday
morning."Thereweresomeitems
ChrfstopherTanguayphoto
Deni.Gaudet
of
OldSturbridge
VIII.
repair.
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lock
onthedoorway
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Intotheweekend'sbu.-ary..Atrle;ht,Interim
Town
AdministratorMichaelRacicot,whodiscoveredthebreak-inMondaymornlnl.
taken,"SturbridgeDetectiveMarkSaloiosaidMonday."We'reinvestigatingitright
now."
Interim
TownAdministrator
MichaelRacicot,whooften
spends
overnights
on
the
pr0per-
ty
the
townisleasingfromOldSturbridgeVillagewhile
theactual
'ThwnHallisundergoing
renovations,was
the
first
person
to
noticethe
break-inatapproxi-
mately
7
a.m.
Mondal\
when
he
sawthedoor
to
one
of
the
depart-ments
ajar
ashe
walked
from
his
suiteat
the
rear
of
the
building
tohisofllceatthefront.AccordingtoRacicot,"somepettycash,"turnedupmissingfollowingtheinvestigationintothebreak-inthataffectedseveralmunicipaldepart-mentsinthecomplex.
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wereseveralareas
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school
by
holdingtheSpecial
Town
MeetingonMondayatBurgessElementary
School.
atwhatturnedout
to
beagame
of
musicalchairs.Theissue
of
spacewascertainlyhighlightedwhenvotershad
to
be
splitbetween
two
separateroomstions.
An
overflow
ofattendeesintheschool'scafeteria
were
relegatedtothe
gym-
nasiuminordertokeepeveryoneseated,marking
the
firsttimeinrecenthis-tory
that
a
Town
Meetinghasbeensplitthat
wa}:
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gym
VotersapproveBurgessSchoolproject
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vote's
down
and.
theBurgessSchoolBuildingCommitteehasonemore
to
go
tostarttheballrollingon
the
$46
millionbuilding/renova-tionproject.Theideawas
to
empha-inginthecafeteriaafterthe
crowd.
thinnedoutfollowingthevoteontheBurgessschool.Althoughthemeat
and
potatoes
of
themeetingwasapproval
of
the$22.6million
required
from
the
towntobegintheBurgessproject,thetwowarrantarticlesmealandhoteVmoteltaxesrespectivelygarneredsig-nificantdiscussionas
well.
Followingthe
firstarticle,whichapprovedallocation
of
$107,782
from
theCommunityPreservationAct'sundesignatedfundsforthereplacementofthe
 
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PakistanfightsTaliban,
cuts
deal
with
somemilitants
DERAISMAILKHAN,Pakistan(AP)-Pakistan'sarmy,
in
themidst
of
amajor
new
offensiveagainstTalibanmilitants,hasstruckdeals
to
keep
two
powerful.
anti-US_tribalchiefsfromjoiningthebattleagainstthegovernment,officialssaidMonda}:The
deals
increasethechances
of
anarmyvictoryagainstPakistan'senemyNo.1,butindicatethattheS-day-oldassaultintotheTaliban'sstrongholdsinSouthWaziristan
may
haveless
effect
thantheUS.wantsonaspreadinginsurgencyacrosstheborderinAfghanistan.Undertheterms
agreed
toaboutthreeweeks
ago,
TalibanrenegadesMaulviNazirand
Hafiz
GulBahadurwillstayout
of
thecurrentfightinparts
of
SouthWaziristancontrolled
by
thePakistaniTaliban.Theywill
also
allowthe
army
to
move
throughtheirownlandsunimpeded,givingthemili-taryadditionalfrontsfromwhichtoattack.theTaliban.
In
exchange,
thearmy
will
easepatrolsandbombing>
in
thelandscontrolled
by
NazirandBahadur,twoPakistaniintelli-genceofficialsbasedintheregiontold
The
AssociatedPressoncondition
of
anonymitybecauserevealingtheiridentitieswouldcompromisetheirwork.Anarmyspokesmandescribedthedealasan"understanding"withthementhattheywouldstayneutral.
The
agreementsunder-scorePakistan'spastpractice
of
targeting
FROM
THEOUTSIDE
IN
Portraitshonorheroes
SANANTONIO(AP)-RettredArmySglRichardYaroshhasgottenused
to
thestares.Hisface
is
blanketedinknottyscartissue.
His
nosetipismissing.
His
earsaregone,asis
part
of
hisrightleg.Hisfingersarepermanentlybentandrigid.
All
is
theresult
of
an
explosion
in
Iraq
thatdousedhiminfuel
and
fire
threeyearsago.
"Iknowpeoplearecurious,"hesaid."They'llstopintheirtracks
and
look.
I
guess
1
canunderstand.
1
probablywould
have
stared
too"
Soon,
a
urt~
people
will
be
staring
atYarosh'sfacebutin
avery
different
way:
A
lifu-sizedoil
painting
of
him
will
go
on
display
attheNationalPortrait
Gallery
at
the
SmithsonianInstitution
in
Washington
later
this
month.Theportrait,
by
Matthew
Mitchell,
is
afInalist
in
theOutwinBoocheverPortrait
Cmnpetition,
which
recognises
mod-
ern
portraiture
atthe
gallerylmown.
forits
collection
of
nntable
Americans.Thegalleryreceivedmore
than
3,300
entries.
Many
arelessconventionalpor-traits,includingvideoandphotos,butoth-
ers,
likethat
of
Yarosh,drawstrengthfromthetraditionalhead-and-shoulderscompo-sition,saidcuratorBrandonFortune.Mitchell'suse
of
the
style-historicallyreservedfornobilitgahigh-rankingmili-taryofficerorapresident,notadisfiguredsoldierinan
Army
T-shirt-democratizessuchpaintings,Fortunesaid."Theportraitisclearlymeanttohonor
him.
1
think.thatcontributestothegravity
of
the
presentation,"
she
said.TheYaroshpainting
is
part
of
aseries
of
portraits
by
Mitchellbegunfouryearsago,when
he
setouttopaint100militaryper-sonnelorotherswho
served
inIraqandAfghanistan.With
30
completed
so
far,
each
oftheportraits
is
26-by-SO
incheswithroughlythesamehead-and-shouldersfram-ing.Yarosh'sportraitisNo.
23.
"There'sahugeamount
of
people
whohavebeendeeplytouched
by
thesewarsinAmerica,
and
thesewars
are
obviously
some
of
themostformativeeventsintheworld,"saidMitchell."Yet,most
people
in
Americadon't
need.
to
pay
attentiontothesewars
whatsoever:
Theydon'tfeelcompelled."The38-year-oldMitchell,ofAmherst,Mass.,asks
each
of
hissubjectstowriteabriefdescription
of
hisorherexperiencetogowiththeportraits.Yarosh'sincludesthe
AP
Photo/Matthew
Mitchell
MatthewMHcheilpainteda1.,..1_011
port...
1t
crI
Retired
Army
&&t.
RichardYaroah.
The
portrait..
a
finalistIntheOutwlnBoocheverPortraitCompetition,which
recognizes
modernport...lturelitthegallery
known
for
Its
collectionofnotableAmericans.
line:"That
day
startedthesameas
every
other~butthat
day
hasneverended."
The
day
was
Sept.
1,
:m6,
andYarosh
was
manning
the
turret
of
aBradleyassaultvehicle,patrollingaroodthathe'dbeenon"amilliontimes."Only
this
time,thevehiclehitanexplosive
device.
The
fuel
tank.
bleW;
and
Yaroshwasinstantly
covered.
inflames.
He
took
a
blind
jump
Ihnn
the
lop
of
the
vehicle,
breaking
his
leg
andsevering
an
artery
thatwouldeventually
forcean
amputa-
tion
He
rolled
around
inthe
dirt,
butwith
so
much
fuel,
hecouldn'tgetthefire
out
He
laythere,
next
to
theburning
vehicle,
and
gaveup.
"I
wasn'tinpain.
1
couldacceptthefactthat
1
wasgoingtogo.
This
was
howtheLordwouldtakeme,"
he
said.Butfor:reasons
he
stillcan'texplain,Yaroshrolled.to
his
right
one
moretime
and
sudden-ly
fell
intoacanal,wheretheflames
were
extinguished.
Fellow
soldiers
pulled
him
Ihnn
thewaterevenas
his
body
armordisintegrat-edinto
ash.
andhe
survived..
One
of
the
othersoldiersinthevehicle
did
not;
Sgt.
Luis
Mon1>!s
died
aboutaweek
after
theblast.Yarosh,
now27,
spentmore
than
twoyears
infull-timetreatmentandrehabilita-tionatBrooke
Army
MedicalCenter,home
of
theArmy'sonlyburn
unit.
A
publicaffairsofficerwho
had
been
contacted
by
Mitchellconnectedthetwomen.statesonindividualswhoseactionsareinclearandunambiguous
compliance
withexistingstatelawsprovidingforthemedicaluse
of
marijuana."Thenewpolicyisasignificantdeparture
from
theBushadministration,whichinsist-editwouldcontinuetoenforce
federal
anti-potlawsregardless
of
statecodes.
U.N.probe
may
force
runoffelection
in
Afghanistan
KABUL
(AP)-
U.N.·backedfraudinvest
gatorsonMondaythrewoutnearlya
third
of
PresidentHamidKarzai'svotesfromtheAngustelection,undercuttinghisclaim
of
victoryandsteppingupthepressurefor
him
to
acceptarunoff.
TheObamaadministration
has
beenhold-ingoffonadecisiontosendmoretroopsto
Afghanistan
untilacrediblegovernmentisinstalled
in
Kabul.BothSecretary
of
SlateHillary
Rodham
Clintonand
the
UN.secretary
general
sig-naledon
Monday
thataresolutionwasnear.ClintonsaidKarzaiplannedtoannouncehisintentionsonTu~addingthatshewas"encouragedatthedirection
the
situa-tionismoving."
A
spokeswomanforUN.Secretary-General
Ban
Ki-moonsaidhespokewithKarzaiandtheAfghanleaderassured
him
he
will
"fully
respect"theconstitutionalprocesseven
if
itmeansa
runoff
againsthistopchallenger,former
Foreign
MinisterAbdullahAbdullah.
BEYONDOURBORDERS
NEWSINANUTSHELL
onlymilitantgroupsthatattackthegovern-mentoritsforcesinsidePakistan.
Feds
won'tprosecute
all
medicalmarijuanausers
WASHINGTON(AP)-Pot-smokingpatientsortheirsanctionedsuppliersshould
not
betargetedfor
federal
prosecu-tioninstatesthatallowmedicalmarijuana,prosecutors
were
told
Mondayinanew
poli-
cymemoissued
by
theJusticeDepartment.Underthepolicyspelledoutinathree-page
legal
memo,federalprosecutorsarebeingtolditisnota
good
use
of
theirtimetoarrestpeoplewhouseorprovidemedicalmarijuanainstrictcompliancewithstatelaw.
The
guidelines
issued
by
the
departmentdo,however,
make
it
clear
that
federal
agentswillgoafterpeoplewhose
marijuana
distri-butiongoesbeyondwhatispermitted.understatelaworusemedicalmarijuanaasacoverforothercrimes.Thememoadvisesprosecutorsthey"should
not
focusfederalresourcesinyour
ATTHEMOVIES
Adultsgowild
tosee
'Wtl.d
Things'
DAVIDGERMAIN
APMOVIEWRITER
LOSANGELES(AP)-'WhereIhe
Wild
Things
Are"
proved
a
biggerhit
with
adultaudiencesthanfamily
crowds
as
the
adaptationofMauriceSendak'sbeloved
children's
bookdebuted
at
No.1
with
$32.5million.
Moviegoers
18
and
olderaccountedfor
43
percentof
the
audience,whileparentswithchildren
made
up27per-
cent,
according
to
distributorWarnerBros.OvertureFilmsearnedtheNo.2
spot
with
JamieFoxxandGerard
Buder's
vengeancethriller
"Law
Abiding
Citizen,"
whichdebutedwith$21.3mil-
lion.
Expanding
into
widerrelease,
Paramounfs
low-budget
horrorsensa-
tion
"Paranormal
Activity"
movedup
toNO.3with$20.2million.Shot
forareported
$15,000,
"Paranonnat
ActMty"
outdid
the
pre-
miere
ofSony'sfrightflick"The
Stepfather,"
whichcost
$19millionandplayedinnear1yfourtimesasmanythe-aters
but
managedjusta
NO.5
opening
with
$12.3million.Theresultsfor"WheretheWildThings
ArfJ'
matchedtheintent
01
direc-torSpikeJonze,whoviewedhis
take
asa
story
aboutachild,butnotnecessari-lyachildren's
movie.
Acheapacquisitionat
the
SiamdanceFilmFestival,"ParanonnalActivity"came
out
ofnowhere,ridingonlinefanbuzztoa
domestic
talal
01$33.7
million
so
far.
Themovie
expanded
to760the-aters,up
600
fromtheprevious
week-
end,andhasplentyofroomtogrow.Paramountplanstoexpandthemovietobetween
1,800
and
2,000
the-atersnext
weekero,
thenwidenits
release
evenfartherforHalloween.hwillgo
head-to-head
withanestablishedhorrorfranchiseasLionsgateopens
"Saw
VI"
onFriday.
Hollywoodhaditsstrongestweekend
yet
thisfall,withoverallbusinessat$141million,up41percentfromthesameweekendlastyear.'Thisiswhythefallissuchagreattimetobe
not
onlyastudioexecutive,butamoviegoer.
It's
reallyaneclecticmixoutthere.Youdon'tgetthisinsum-mer,"saidPaulDergarabedian,box-officeanalystforHollywood.com.EstimatedticketsalesforFridaythroughSunday
at
U.S.andcanadiantheaters,according10HoIlywood.com.FinalfigureswillbereleasedMonday.1.''WheretheWildThings
Are,"
$32.5million.2.
"Law
AbidingCitizen,"$21.3mil-lion.3."ParanonnalActivity,"$20.2mil-lion.4."CouplesRetreat,"$17.9million.5."TheStepfather,"$12.3million.6."CloudyWithaChanceofMeatballs,
R
$8.1million.7."Zombieland,"$7.8million.8."ToyStory"and"ToyStory2"in3-D,$3million.9."Surrogates,"$1.92million.10."TheInventionofLying,"$1.9million.
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2009
TheHotSpot
Sponsored
by
ColonialSpirits
BearMinimum,Cataldoshowroots
B
earMinimum
will
bethe
featuredperformersat
the
GrassRoots
Coffeehouse
Saturday,
Oct.
24.
Dave
Orlomoski
and
Dave
Shawmakeupthis
duetthatplaysbluegrassandold
timecountrymusic.The
two
Daves
have
been
mainstays
in
the
NewEnglandbluegrass
sceneformanyyears,mostnotablyasmem-bers
of
theband
"BearBridge"located.outof
the
Pittsfield
area.
There
will
begreatmusic
andof
course,
greatfoodas
well.Allarewelcomefor
this
concert
=
that
begins
at
MARK~~~).(d~Je~!
RENBURKE
are
$121$10
for
....__....._:--.%..$5~
Grass
Roots
Coffeehouse
is
located.
at
the
Rockdale
Congregational
Church,42
Fowler
Road,
Northbridge.
For
moreinfo,..
mail
PaulCataldoisasinger/songwriterborn
andraised
in
theBostonarea.Witha
passionand
appreciationforgreatsongwriters.
he
looks
up
to
artists
such.as
Hank
Williams,NeilYoungand.
John
Prine.
He
is
also
influ-
enced
by
the
guitar
styles
of
John
Fo~
Lindsey
Buckingham,
David
Gilmourandothers.Paulcan
be
heard
singing
songsand
telling
storiesabout
everything
from
alco-
holism,
war;
poverty
andjealousy
all
the
way
down
the
road
to
songs
of
peaceand
love.
Youcanusuallyfind
him
ontoursomewhere
between
Portland,
Main
and
Savannah,
Gs.
His
first
full-length
LP,
''Rivers,
Roads
&
Mouotains"
(2000),
has
been
receivingsteady
airplay
oncollege
stations
in
the
NorthEast
It
was
recorded
at
Quad
Studios
in
Nashville
(the
sameroomYoungrecordedhis
break-
throughrecord"Harvest")
and
includes
some
of
Nashville's
best
known
session
play-
ers.
NOTSo
QUIET
CORNER
Don'tmissPaulCataldo'supcominglocalperfonnance
Sunday;
Ocl25,
from
2-4
pm,atStoggyHollowRestaurant
&
GeneralStore,locatedat
492
Route
198,
WestWoodstock,
Conn.Fri~Oct.23
*The
ChickenSlacks,
9'.30
p.m.,Ralph'sDiner,
148
GroveSt,Worcester*Mulligan's
Fancy;
9
p.m.,Fiddler'sGreen,Worcester*OttomaticSlim
Band.,
9:30
p.m.,
Gilrein's,
Worcester
*OSB,
The
RightNow,Dave
Magario,
8
p.m.,Lucky
Dog,
Worcester*The
Fran
DagastinoBand,7p.m.,
Greendale's
Pub,
Worcester*Dana
Lewis,
7:30
p.m.,
Tavern
on
the
Common,
249
Main
St,
Rutland
*Billy
GoodSpeed,
9p.m.,YeOlde
Tavern,West
Brookfield,
MA
*Delta
Generators,
9
p.m.,Crossroads,
Route
20,
Palmer;
MA
*RudeBlues,
8
pm,
TheWales
Irish
Pub,
16Hollaod
Road,
Wales
*PUSH!,
9
p.m.,
Admiral
TJOBrien'S,
407
Main
St.,Sturhridge"RobAdams,8p.m.,UglyDucklingloft
@
The
Whistling
SwanRestaurant,Sturbridge
*FennariowithSunLea,
9
p.m.,The
CIIl1IlOI"X12Crane,Southbridge.
$5
*JeffBujak,Dreamosaic,9p.m.,MillStreetBrews,Southbridge
*RAM,
9
p.m.,Altones,JewittCi~
C'l'
*FiveForFightingwithspecialguestAngelTaylor,
8
p.m.,
WolfDen,MoheganSun
Casino,
Uncasville,
C'l'
Sa1.uI"da)l
Oct.
24
*BretTalbert,
8:30
p.m.,SpruceStreetTavern,
68
SPruce
Street,
Clinton
"Chris
Reddll
9p.m.,TheNines,
Millhory
st
Worcester
"VulGarri~
SexCoffee,
Route44,andThe
Lights
Out,9:30p.m.,Ralph's
Rock
Dinet;
Worcester*GreggAbateJazzBand,9:30p.m.,
Gilrein's,
Worcester*Gilmour'sBreakfast,
Redin
My
Head',8
p.m.,LuckyDog,Worcester*NoAlibi,
9
p.m.,Greendale'sPub,Worcester
*
Bear
Minimum,
The
Grass
Roots
Coffeehouse,RockdaleCongregational
Church,42FolwerRoad,Northhridge
"Charlie
Johnson,8p.m.,Granville's
Pub,
40
ChestnutStreet,
Spencer
'*ReprobateBlues
Band,
9
p.m.,YeOIdeTavern,WestBrookf'reId
'"RobAdams,8p.m.,UglyDucklingloft
@The
WhistlingSwanRestaurant,Sturhridge
"Spare
Parts
Band,
9p.m.,
The
Pump
House,Southbridge*Goofyfoot,BigGunz,
The
Goodspeed
Band,
9
p.m.,
Mill
StreetBrews,Southbridge
"Ihe
Alchemystics
withLooseCaboose,
9
p.m.,
The
CIIl1IlOI"X12Crane,Southhrldge,
$10
*Jediah,
8-11
p.m.,Oxford's
Casual
Dining,
Oxford*Susan
Souza,
6-9
p.m.,StoggyHollow
Restaurant
&
General
Store,492Route
198,
West
Woodstock,
CT
'Lui
Collins,8p.m.,
The
Vanilla
Bean,
Pomfret,
CT,
$15
*White
Rose
Confession,
9:30
p.m.,The
GoldEagleat
The
Laurel
House,Dayville,CT
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Neverpaymorethanyouneed.Cateringforallyourpartybeverages.
(free
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email:colonlal10verlzon.netSun12-5.M-Th9-10.Fr19-11Sat8-11
*Outlyers,
9
p.m.,LakeTavern,Dayville,
CT
*Eddie
Money;8
p.m.,,
11
pm,WolfDen,MoheganSun
Casino,
Uncasville,CT
Sun~Oct.25
*PaulCataldo,
2-4
pm,Stoggy
HolloW;492
Route
198,WestWoodstock,
CT
Tues~Oct.27*BillMcCarthy'sOpenMic,7:30p.m.,Greendale'sPub,Worcester
*Lynn
Jolicoeur
and
The
Pulse,
7:30
p.m.,TheCopperStallion,538MainSt.,
SturbridgeWI!dnesda)IOeL28
*JazzNight
wI
Tim
Peck.
&
Friends,7to10pm,VictoriaStationCafe,Putnam,
CT
Th1ll"Sda)l
Oct.29*Darkwor,
Fires
of
Old,
Witx:h
'tomb,
and
Dominatus.
9:30
p.m.,Ralph's
Rock.
Diner,
Worcester
"MarkRenburlre,7:30p.m.,
The
CopperStallion,Sturbridge"Rob
Adams,
8p.m.,UglyDucklingloft@
The
Whistling
Swan
Restaurant
Sturhridge
*BillMcCarthy'sOpenMic(upstairs),
8
p.m.,TJOBrien's,
Sturbridge
If
you're
a
live
act
thJ:Jt
wouldliketobefea-
tured,
krww
of
someone
else
wIw
is.
orsimply
Ii""
in
Nart.hmsttrmCT
&
CentralMA!EmaUMark:GettingIn~~oom.
SturbridgeHistoricalSocietyrevisitsthe'goodolddays'
STURBRIDGE-TheSturbridge
HistoricalSocietywillmeetin
Paige
Hall
atthePublickHouseonSturbridgeCommonat
7
p.m.ThursdayOct.
22.
Theprogramwillbe"Sturbridge-ANight
to
Remember,
TheGood
Old
Days."Apanel
of
longtimeresidentsfromthe
seven
villages
of
Sturbridge-Westville,theCarbarnDistrict,Leadmine,
Podonk,
sturbridgeCenter;Snellville
and
Fiskdale
-will
tellwhattheir
part
of
townwaslikewhenthey
were
younger.Learnaboutthetown'sfirstresidentJamesDeneson(Dennison)
and
hisschoolinWestville,wherethe
trolley
turntable
was
intheCarbarndistrict,whenPodunkwasfarmcountry,whattheleadinLea.dmine
really
is,howmanypostoffices
have
been
inSturhridge
Center;
what
prod.
uctmadeSnellvilleacarpenter's
friend.
and
whatreligiouseventsmadeFiskdale
the
travelcenter
of
town.This
will
beanotheraudience
participation
event.BringyourquestionsaboutSturbridgeor
share
aper-sonalmemory;Also,butmostimportant,DVDsfrom
original
Brnm
film
taken
by
Dolan
Meoard,willbeshown
of
theSturbridge1938Bi-cen-tennialParadeandoftheSturbridgeDefenseCenterdedicationinOctober1943duringWW
11.
This
wasapartofAmerica's
flrat
earlywarningsystem.RefreshmentsareservedfromthePublick.House
Bake
Shopandthesociety
meetings
arefree
and
opentothepublic.Upcoming
meetings:
Saturday,
Dec.
5
will
have
author
Larry
Lowenthal
telling
the
story
ofGen.
Henry
Knox
who
recruited
ax
teams
10
carry
53
pieces
ofarIilleryfrom
PEoPLE,PLACES
&
THINGS
..
Fort
Ticonderoga
io
Camhridgeon
Dec.
5,
1m
through
Jan.
24,1772.
His
effort
was
the
main
reason
Gen.
George
Washington
was
abletogettheBritishtoevacuateBoston.
The
famous
Knox
TraIl
passes
through
the
Brookfield.s
and
now
knownasRoute
9.
Knox
laterwentontobeone
of
America's
leaders.
OnThursday,Jan.
28,
society
memberJoeOuellette
will
tell
of
theexploitsofNorthBrookfield'sGeorgeM.Cohan,playwrightandEastBrookfield'sConnie
Mack,
famousmanager
of
thePhiladelphiaAthletics.
RotaryClubhostsareahorticulturists
STURBRIDGE-
The
Sturbridge
RoataryClubrecentlyhostedguestspeakerPaulRogersawell-regardedhorticulturistandgardeningguru.Witha
wry
sense
of
humor,Rogerstoldusthattheleaves
turning
colorsinthe
fall
had
absolutelynothingtodowith
old
JackFrost
and
MotherNaturecavortingtogeth-er;but,
had.
todowiththephytochromechemicalintheplants.
During
theday,thephytochromebecomesvibrantand
lively
and
then
goes
dormantatnight.Asthenightsbecomelonger,theplantknowsfromthisactivitythatwinterisapproaching(itevenappearstoknowwhatthedateis)and
by
the
length
of
dormancy
of
the
phy.
tochrome,thesignalisgiventobegintoshutdownforthewinter.'~plantisalivingorganicentitysuchasus
and
theultimatelogicmachine"Rogerssaid
adding
that,
if
youonlyfertilizeonceayear;lateOctoberis
the
besttimetodoitasthe
root
systemsfeed
all
winterlong.
He
also
told
how
to
get
rid
of
slugsfromhosta
plants
by
build:ing
a
grapefruit
motelandluringtheslugsintothefruitfordiscardinglater(fortunately
this
discussiontookplace
Courtesy
photo
HorticulturistPaulRoprstallalaboutautumn
leaves
andgardeningtlpa
at
8recentmeeting01theSturbridgeRotar,.Club.after
dinner).
Hands
shot
into
the
air
asPaul
called
forquestions
and
all
were
answered.
tothedelight
of
theaudience.Paulisanoted
newspaper
columnist,aradiotalkshowhoston
mAG,
ateacherattheLandscapeInstitutionatHarvardUniversity
and
ahorticulturalconsultant.Paulandhis
wife,
Barbara,
areco-owners
of
Stooehedge
Gardens.
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RotaryClub
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