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Berkshire Eagle (Newspaper) - November 19, 1976, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 18 The Berkshire Eagle Friday Nov 191976 ty CHURCH BAZAAR preparations are under way here for the annual event of the ChurchontheHill to be held tomorrow from 10 am to 4 pm at the chapel Susan Besaw Walsh on Main Street Left to right are Olive Adams Jose phine Stacy Elizabeth Hotchkiss Linda Hinchcliff and Lydia Ransford Lenox may get more voting machines By Susan Besaw Walsh last year time spent by make s own recommendations being moved to the head of the to recommend that the town buy three new voting machines should buy three machines which would give Lenox a total of iO the number needed to meet the requirements of a law calling for one machine for ev ery 400 voters At the Nov 2 presidential election there were handicapped or elderly persons were moved ahead in line if they wanted to Mrs Paysan who is a regis machines line and difficulties in finding trar by virtue of her town clerk and told Pignatelli and Select peoples names because voters office did not offer a reply man John P Halpin Well are listed by street numbers Although he said he did not in tend to criticize procedures used e by the Registrars he cited one 5000 voten must te isted by streets under state law Ramsay LENOX Following a dis Ralmsay said however that the voting elderly agreement between Registrar Board of ReSistrars should and handicapped people not Walter H Ramsay Jr and Se lectmen Chairman John J Pig natelli Jr over the autonomy of 7 the Board of Registrars the man John P Registrars met separately keep vu when we Wednesday evening and voted decision Pignatelli who also raised what he considered were prob incident get about the mentioned that in incident Pignatelli She said however town with a popu fdwu IIILJUCIII in wiiiuji lie iricu io Eel Pignatelli said that the town lems at the voting polls during a place in the head of the line a re the recent election said that the for a woman who had Selectmen are responsible for tarded child waiting outsidein all their appointees including the car the Board of Registrars Were not responsible to you United Fund at 90 in Hinsdale HINSDALE Charles De Angelus chairman of the Hins dale United Fund reported Wednesday that the drive has reached 90 per cent of its goal this year He said that the drive will will increase its funding of the Peru Youth Center this year In the past the local drive has pro vided for that agency but this year DeAngelus said it is hoped that the amount will be increased to enable the Peru Center to operate a schedule similar to the one carried on in Hinsdale DeAngelus added that mem bers of the Hinsdale Leo Club are working with other local citizens td conduct this years drive Stockbridge police assn elects officers STOCKBRIDGE The newly organized ninemember Police Association Wednesday night elected fulltime Officers Rich ard Wilcox and Louis J Peyron as its president and vice presi dent respectively Special Officer Richard D Killfoile was elected secretary and fulltime Officer Edward J lacobacci treasurer The membership consists of five fulltime and four part time or special policemen Po lice Chief William J Obanhein is not eligible to join the associ ation Peyron said this morning that association officers will be re sponsible for drafting bylaws for the organization We want to get things down in black and white so everybody knows where they stand Pey ron said Peyron and Wilcox had asked for what we do countered The town clerk is in 3711 registered voters in town charge of elections an increase of 840 persons or about 29 per cent over this time Among the problems Pigna telli mentioned were the long also charged that Pignatelli was using political rhetoric by stating in The r i Eagle two weeks ago that one of fi5 W3S V6ry the voting machines should be Monday night to Rnmco th reserved for the elderly and the Ramsay through Pignatelli said handicapped Ramsay said that the Ramsay said however that the Registrars got very few and handicapped gripes from people waiting in to singied out by having a line and pregnant women and machine reserved for them South Berkshire pupils top national test norms FFIELD From reams Grarlp 9 smroH uoii n r Grade 2 well above the sTuS sr oT t T He said that many students Berkshire Regnal School Dis prehension were abortTnoTnT ft r teacher and trict students in about I therefore omitted most of the trict students in general fared as well or slightly better than the national averages on the standardized achievement tests administered last year District administrators pro vided a detailed and com plicated analysis of the test re sults in a report at last nights School Committee meet ing Assistant Supt Thomas A Consolati said that there would be a series of workshops on the tests for parents who need a further explanation of the scores above average and the 8th questions in Part the grade math scores were about students were retested Con 12 points above average The solati said the scores rose tSmSJ 6X Although there is room for tremely high score in reading some improvement the retest 99 per cent as opposed to the ing showed that the low scores on the original test were not due to lack of knowledge of the ma terial Consolati said Consolati and other adminis trators reported that the scores will be used to assess the weak nesses in the school curriculum and shore up the courses being approve the organization as the Police Departments official col lective bargaining unit The Se lectmen deferred action on the matter Wilcox said that if Selectmen fail to approve the association members would petition the state Labor Relations Board for recognition Concert tonight at Hope Church LENOX Hope Church will Carol Cioe PARKED house sits in the middle of Cottage Street in Great Barrington where it was moved from its original resting place on Main Street The house owned by Wil liam Caligari and Robert Magadini caused quite a stir when it sat in the center of Main Street blocking traffic for about three hours yesterday morning The movine began at 9 am Cheshire voters to act on 7 articles national score of 75 per cent The only chink was that 5th graders scored substantially be low the national average in math computation scores will be used in his de partment to identify students who may need remedial ser vices Tom White regional director of the state Department of Edu cation said that when schools host a joint concert oftteSerk use the nationwide scores for shire Christian College Chorale tneir comparison this area should rank higher than aver age White said that New England statistics would be more com parable to scores in the Western Massachusetts area CHESHIRE Voters will be asked to act on seven articles at next Tuesdays special town The figure includes this week to decide on the best payment for compactor rent way to make funds available to site preparation and current pay for the warrant articles i viAi i tut HC4Jf ivl 111C Wai 1 alii CU I it 1 Co meeting here including one operating costs of the openbox There is some confusion over WniCn aSkS fnr S97 777 VI rn trauVi ln i and the North Adams State Col lege NASC Music Club tonight at at the Kemble Street church said the low scores were at tributable to the studentss fail ure to follow directions and an administrative error The exchange concert the first of two that the colleges will give during the academic year Committeeman Harry E Con s under the direction of Wesley A Ross assistant professor of t 1 which asks for to set trashremoval system up a trash compactor system for the town At the meeting which will be held at 8 pm at the Cheshire Schoolauditorium the Board of real estate for five years for the same price A related article asks for for the closeout of the former landfill site Another expensive item to be acted upon is the purchase of a on State Road near Che used road grader for 500 to shire Lake on North State Road replace one presently owned by Health will present six sites for rubbish removal The six sites revealed at Tuesdays Select mens meeting are on South State Road near Cheshire Hills whether funds must be bor A separate article asks if the rowed against anticipated tax Selectmen should purchase real receipts from the state or bor estate for a refuse collection rowed under a chapter of state center for or lease such law Available funds were depl eted earlier this year by an un article expected payment of to the AdamsCheshire Regional School District All must be certified next October offered Special Education Director Paul Shafiroff said that the Win of Sheffield said he would like to see a comparison of scores with the Berkshire Hills School District in Great Bar rington the town Other articles on the warrant set for users of pesticides herbicides Wri GCraJd B r farmerS examinations for der federal legislation al farmers and other people who of pestand plantkilling buy and use pesticides and her bicides will be given on Nov 24 at the Berkshire Garden Center in Stockbridge There wiil be two sessions one at 3 pm and near Towncrest Village on r State Road across from warrani church music at Berkshire uanlejs r leld at the town shed for Tuesdays meeting call for Christian and Dwight Killam fldon the Daniels property be to purchase a new police associate professor of music at NASC The NASC Chorale will present a mixture of popular sacred and secular selections The womens ensemble the Mo tets and the mens group Swine flu clinic set for Cheshire countants salary account which would raise the accoun tants salary to for fiscal 1977 and to train mem bers of the police and fire de icals will have to be certified by Oct 11977 The the other at 7 pm Silvio V Rotti a Pittsfield dairy farmer and an officer of Nov 24 tests in Stock will be administered by the federal Environmental Pro tection Agency The EPA and the Massachusetts Co places in the state A Farm Bureai said Massachusetts state in the union that have its own pesticide certifica tion law although the state has Hall University of ts Amherst 01003 But he added that notification of the local test date may not give enough time for semble of the music dub will ular show and folk tunes The residents Chauntecleer will also offer some barbershop songs The Madrigal the newest en the Berkshire County Farm Bu operative Extension Serviceare MH nnranpn tmm reau said the sessions are im scheduling tests at various SstSSJSToffir bans on some others Copies of an instruction book let on the EPA examination can be obtained from the Public did not know if will be given later in the year Copies of the booklet cost each and checks must be made out to the Massachusetts Cooperative Extension Service he said The monovalent vaccine will be administered with an air gun i F SaWyer meet Selectman blasts state on fundless education plans turies The Berkshire Christian Col lege Chorale will offer a shorter program of contemporary gos pel and traditional music The concert will end with the Hal lelujah Chorus from Handels LANESBORO Selectman Bertram B Robinson Jr Wednesday night called upon the officials of towns throughout the state to force the state legis lature to appropriate sufficient funds for educational programs which the towns are mandated to carry out If officials took the lead in making the public aware of pro grams which would put a drain on the taxpayers pocketbooks Robinson said public resistance could prevent state representa only there as long as they are said Robinson took home with him a borrowed copy of education elementary Pierre 70 in the which gram the the state would be appears to be he said Id be happy to institute a lawsuit against the state tomorrow Low marks Robinsons remarks during the question period fol as a to diminish available i education Basically le 20 discount thru Dec 11 54 washable woolens Tne Golden 67 Church St Lenox about iKJ per cent because of lack of money carried the state low marks from Robinson and others I think its criminal that came they keep passing laws with no money to fund them Robinson nation and the bivalent vaccine will be administered to any per son over the age of 50 on request The clinic is sponsored by the local board of health Basketball meets Tuesday LENOX The community basketball league mil hold a meeting Tuesday evening at at the Knights of Hall All persons interested coaching are asked to attend is tomorrow in Cheshire CHESHIRE The annual powwow for Berkshire County Cub Scout leaders will be held tomorrow from 9 to 3 at Hoosac Valley Regional High School on Koutelie The powwow is a oneday training session designed to give each leader maximum knowN edge in his field of interest In stractors will present demon strations o JJCI luu fcw luiiu Liiciii ruJUlIUjUn lives from enacting expensive lowing School Supt George V said asking Who are the jerks programs Legislators are there at the will of the people and they are St Pierres outine of state reimbursements to towns for education About 20 persons bills propose these kind of taxpayer are playing at the Church on the the first week in December Robinson Hill Christmas Bazaar Lenox Lenox boys from 8 to 13 Sat Continued of age may participate Bronfman denies homosexual claim used as defense by alleged abductor m various scouting The leagues season will begin i s and wUi advise Scout i leaders Chairmen of the event are and Patsy Chalifoux of Adams Registration for the program begins at 9am WE REDEEM NIKON SYSTEM CERTIFICATES Irs your Goloen Opporruniry cosh in your Nikon Sysrerr Cerrificares righr here rign now Your certificate is worrh up ro S50 Toward any new Nikon equipmenr we hove srock and weve gor o selection Just about anything you con want ro build Nikon System ready or voiring and your Nikon System Certificate is os good os cash Lew Discount Prices on all Nikon Equipment and Supplies The Snap Shop open till 9 pm on Frirlav 14 Railroad Street Great Barrington 4135284725 WAREHOUSE Robinson argued that state programs constituted an educa tional Cadillac when a Chevro let would get you there just as well Following the meeting Robin son said that he opposed aspir ing to more than you can af ford Specific targets of his criticism were green belt min imum acreage surrounding new school buildings and new curri cula such as modern math He also questioned Chapter 766 Lee Thanksgiving Center Pieces up The MarKandiser Adv To Give Special Thanks Give Fanny Farmer Candies from McClelland Rexall WHITE PLAINS NY UPI Samuel Bronfman II denied he ever had a homosexual relationship with or even met Mel Patrick Lynch one of two men accused of kidnaping the Seagram liquor heir last year for a 3 million ransom Lynch 38 a New York City fireman has based his defense on the contention that he and Bronfman had a homosexual relationship for a year before the abduction and that Bronfman forced him to participate in the plot under threat of public exposure But Bronfman testifying Thursday for the third day denied he ever met Lynch or codefendant Dominic Byrne before the abduc tion on Aug 8 1975 Lynchs attorney Walter Higgins asked Bronfman if it wasnt true he had met with Lynch in a number of bars invited him to his mothers Purchase NY estate and Did you have a homosexual relationship with Mel Lynch Bronfman responded with a firm no to each question The young heir son of Seagram Board Chairman Edgar Bronfman likewise de nied suggestions by Higgins that Bronfman had taken part in a scheme to star in a por nographic movie with the idea of extorting money from his father Byrne 54 contends he was forced into what he thought was a real abduction His lawyer had Bronfman acknowledge that Byrne never threatened or harmed him and even told his captive he would pray for him Bronfman was missing for nine days before police and FBI agents poured into Lynchs New York City apartment where they found Bronf man bound and blindfolded The ransom was also recovered ur asked if Bronfman had approached Willie Dunn a convict who knew Bronfmans uncle in 1974 to take part in a scheme to make a pornographic movie the purpose of which was to get money from your family No sir Bronfman replied in a hard tone At that point County Judge George Beishiem called for a conference When the lawyers returned 10 minutes later Higgins repeated the question Prosecutor Geoffrey Orlando objected and Beishiem sustained the objection Higgins protested but Beishiem cut him off Sit down or go on with your next question Refrigerators Dishwashers Wasliers Ranges Freezers Open Friday till 9 pm THE GANS CO Dial 52IQ313 31 Railroad St Of farrington ;