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Lego program ‘Builders Brigade’ a big hit at library

By Eve Britton The Cheshire Citizen

The Children’s Room at the Cheshire Public Library currently houses a NASCAR track, a baseball diamond, and a basketball court. These are all sports-themed Lego projects created by children in the library’s Builders Brigade program. Held from 4 to 5 p.m. on two Tuesdays each month, Builders Brigade allows children to play with Legos and create cohesive projects in the library’s Mary Baldwin Room. Children of all ages are welcome, and no registration is required. “Most of the kids are six to eight years old,” said Nicole Dolat, youth librarian, “but we do see some older kids and younger siblings. We constantly see new faces.” The program began in December 2012 and has quickly grown in popularity. According to Dolat, the library hosts at least 50 to 60 kids per session and almost reached 100 kids at the last session in June. “This is great program because it is low cost and low maintenance for the library, and the kids absolutely love it,” said Dolat. The program fosters teamworking and social skills, said Dolat. Kids meet new

The proposed shopping center and mixed-use development on the north end is such a large project that the town is accepting bids from an outside engineering firm to assess its feasibility, particularly drainage and traffic, town officials said. “This thing is so massive in scale, it’s beyond our capabilities for review,” Public Works Director George Noewatne said. The review will be paid for by the developer. The project has been in development since 2007. “We don’t normally do these in house, especially with a traffic study,” Town Planner Bill Voelker said. “It’s also because of the storm water management issues.” The bid process opened on June 24 and ran through July 1. The proposed project is located along the Southington town line, near Highland Avenue (Route 10), north of Exit 3 from Interstate 691. It is being developed and managed by WS Development of Chestnut Hill, Mass. The 114-acre development is slated to include 60-70 high-end outlet stores, a grocery store, restaurants, offices, possibly

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kids through the program and are encouraged to collaborate on projects. It also brings families together by getting parents, grandparents, and siblings alike involved in one creation. “It’s a multigenerational program,” said Dolat. “I’ve seen lots of parents and grandparents getting down on the ground to build with the kids, and many younger siblings join in too.” Dolat typically provides a theme for the children to build around in each session. Popular themes in the past have included secret hide-

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a spa and hotel. The overall size of the retail portion is planned to be 510,000 square feet, according to WS Development spokesman Lou Masciano. In addition, the company plans to eventually build townhouses. They would be located on the back end of the property, near the Rivercrest condominium development, on the far side of Ten Mile River, which bisects the entire parcel, Masciano said. The last time Cheshire used a third-party engineering firm was when the WS application first came before the town in 2007. The permits for the project are good until 2017, but because of various changes in design and wetlands areas, the developers and designers will have to present again the project before several town committees to gain approval, said Suzanne Simone, Cheshire

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outs, where many children chose to create superhero lairs, and things that float, which was aptly the theme for a rainy day. The theme is always optional, though. Children are welcome to create anything from their imagination, Dolat added. “There are so few opportunities nowadays for kids to go free reign with their creativity,” said Dolat. “This program lets them go wild with their creativity and build an entire world in their heads.” The children’s Lego cre-

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The Cheshire Citizen — Thursday, July 4, 2013

Bozzuto’s warehouse plan draws opposition

The Planning & Zoning Commission took no action on June 17, but listened to residents who spoke out at a public hearing against Bozzuto’s application for a zoning variance to build a 100foot-tall warehouse. About 15 residents attended the public hearing. Five spoke against the plan. None spoke in favor. Resident Ray Ilnick Jr., who at a previous meeting submitted a petition signed by 34 residents, questioned one commissioner’s ability to make an impartial deci-

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ations are displayed in the Children’s Room at the library and featured on the program’s blog at cheshirelibrarybuilders.wordpress.co m. Keeping the blog updated with photographs from each session is very important to Dolat because she says it is a way to “keep kids connected with what they’re doing even outside of the library.” It also lets them share their

sion. Ilnick said Commissioner Leslie Marinaro had a previous business relationship and remained friends with members of the Bozzuto family. Marinaro said her decision would be based on the merits of the application and not friendship. She added that her business relationship with Bozzuto’s ended in 2000. After other commissioners stressed a decision would be made on the facts, Ilnick said that the building didn’t belong in Cheshire. “By allowing this amendment change you are going against your own plans,” he

said. Bozzuto’s Inc. is a wholesale grocery distributor based in Cheshire. Company officials are proposing a 100foot-tall warehouse that would be built on a site to be determined. For illustration purposes, company engineers used the 400 Industrial Ave. location along Route 10 as a sample spot to show how a structure could or could not be seen from various vantage points. If approved, the warehouse structure would be the tallest building in Cheshire. It would be primarily automated and people would not be allowed above the 65-foot

projects with family at home. All the Legos used in the program come from community donations. Most come from the attics of families whose children no longer need them, although new donations are also welcomed. To date, the library has collected 15 plastic tubs of Legos, but they are constantly looking for more. To make a donation, bring Legos in a closed container to the circulation desk at the Cheshire Public Library.

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Another problem, residents said, is if the company does decide to leave Cheshire in the future, it would not only be leaving the buildings it currently has abandoned, but also a 100-foot tall warehouse. “If the businesses leave, we will be left with even more empty buildings,” said resident Olimpia Brucato, who added that she also had a problem with losing the quaintness that she said defines the town. “Rule less impulsively and preserve the rural character of the town,” she said. “The serene, bucolic community should not be sacrificed.”

Participants in the Builders Brigade at Cheshire Public Librarcreate a variety of scenes, from popular culture, using using only their imaginations and Legos. The sessions take place twice a month and attract more than 50 kids.

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Big fireworks show long-standing tradition at Kurtz Farm By Joy VanderLek The Cheshire Citizen

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Independence Day means it’s time for fireworks and the folks at Kurtz Farm are ready for action. The Jaffrey, N.H., company has created the pyrotechnics show at Kurtz Farms for about 20 years. Matt Shea, Atlas PyroVision’s vice-president, said it was “quite fitting” that Kurtz Farms hosted a fireworks show. “Kurtz grows flowers and the standard fireworks show is based on flowers, like the traditional chrysanthemum pattern,” Shay said. Along with all the usual fireworks favorites, this year’s show

will have more pattern shells like hearts and smiles. Shea said, “The Kurtz fireworks are bigger than a lot of larger town shows. The community of Cheshire is really fortunate.” Joe Whitright knows how lucky he is. As a Peck Lane resident living next to the Kurtz family for most of his 53 years, Whitright calls his vantage point “ringside seats.” His wife, Robin and their three children have

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brood of three on Cheshire Street. “We would all pile into the back of our neighbor’s pickup truck—that was Ray Sima—and off we went,” said Schaefer, now retired from the Cheshire Public School system. “There was Harry, and our kids, then their (Sima’s) kids, Jeff and Marcy, and then two nieces and who knows in the back of that pickup. We were jammed in so tight, we couldn’t fall out if we tried. I’ve never been in the back of a pickup before or after,” she said. “Once we got to the fireworks, we talked to everyone and there was always something interesting to see.” The Kurtz fireworks show on Peck Lane is held each year, on July 4, at 9:15 p.m.

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The Fourth of July with Kurtz family fireworks has been going on a long, long time, said family member Earl Kurtz. The exact beginning may be nebulous, however, Kurtz made it clear that “the fireworks were not meant as a public show. They’re for a private party. We do them for us,” he said with a grin. “Now, if (Town Council Chairman) Tim Slocum wants to invite the whole town, that’s another thing” he said with a good-natured laugh. Kurtz put to rest a decadeslong rumor that the fireworks are not legal. “They are legal. We go through the town and we have permits.” The company Kurtz uses is Atlas PyroVision Productions Group, the company responsible for shows seen in Boston, Hartford, New Haven, and at Superbowl events.

seen the half-hour show get better each and every year. The Kurtz family hires Cheshire police and fire department personnel to assist. “People are on their own for parking,” said Kurtz. Also, there are also no restroom facilities provided. Still, that doesn’t deter hundreds of Cheshire residents who make the trek out to Peck Lane. Almost everyone hears about the fireworks through word-ofmouth. Karen Schaefer’s family’s has made the Kurtz fireworks part of their Fourth of July tradition. “We knew about the fireworks because we lived on a street of (Cheshire) natives,” said Schaefer. She and her husband, Harry, arrived in town in the early 80s, and bought a home to raise their

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Xavier High School announced its fourth term honor roll. High honors Joseph McCormack. Honors Michael Purcell, Jason Schaff, Daniel Tomanelli, Zachary Ziobrowski, David Horvath, Dongmin Jun, Henry Klass, Connor Roscoe, Alec Thomas, Brendon Clyne, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Christopher Longo, Andre Marchesseault, Ian Pekar, Aidan McCormack.

Cheshire High School Class of 1983 has scheduled its 30th reunion for Saturday, Aug. 10, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m., at Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville. A fee is charged and includes hors d’oeuvres, pasta station, salads, open bar, DJ and live music. For more information, call Ruth Fiske at (203) 996-8361 or email ruth@CTproperties w.net. W. Cross High School Class of 1968 and 1969 have scheduled a class reunion for Saturday, Sept. 28, from 7 to

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11 p.m., at Country House Restaurant, Rt. 80, East Haven. Open bar, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, buffet dinner. For more information, call Donna Marotolli at (203) 2488623, Betty Cook at (203) 6056567 or Fred Judd at (203) 2393692. Wilby High School Class of 1953 has scheduled its 60th reunion for Sunday, Sept. 29 at LaBella Vista (Ponti Club), 389 Farmwood Road, Waterbury, from noon to 4 p.m. The event includes a four-course dinner and music. The 1953 Wilby Basketball team will be honored as the only team in school history to win the state title. For more information, call Eleanor Bosticco Merola at (203) 753-5320 or Shirley Mercier Migliorisi at (203)879-4515.

By Brianna Gurciullo Special to The Citizen A low-pitched sound, almost like a machine or distant siren, distracted me from the heat as I trudged through the mud along the trail. The air seemed to weigh down on Record-Journal photographer David Zajac as we emerged from the DeDominicis property in the southeastern corner of town. We had descended into the woods from Old Lane Road some time ago, leaving his car parked on the street. The front yards and mailboxes of homes across the street from the trail’s entrance disappeared as we headed into the woods. The property borders Hamden and offered us 185 acres to explore. The town

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bought the land for about $1.7 million in 2003, making it the second-largest open space purchase in Cheshire’s history. A former site for haying and grazing, the preserve sits within the Mill River watershed. It has five trails between a quarter mile and a little over a mile long, ranging from easy to moderate in difficulty. Last week, the sound of periodical cicadas, which sing most actively in hot weather, surrounded us. “Wahh-woop. Wahh-woop.” We peered at two of the insects — one on top of a leaf and the other crawling upside down on the other side. The cicadas, with red eyes and orange-veined wings, were calling out for mates in unison. Male cicadas have hollowed abdomens that amplify sound resonance, making one of the loudest insect-produced sounds. One of the bugs flew at Zajac and landed on his neck. It paused for just a moment before it took off again. I was 3-years-old when cicadas last emerged in wooded areas throughout central

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Thursday, July 4, 2013— The Cheshire Citizen

Southington-Cheshire mutual aid agreement

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Southington officials have approved a proposed mutual aid agreement with Cheshire to provide police officers for private-duty jobs when the jobs are more than one town can handle. The proposal has yet to be approved by Cheshire. The agreement would allow the two towns to ask each other for additional assistance when a private contractor needs officers to direct traffic or if there aren’t enough officers available, said Lt. Michael Baribault, a Southington police spokesman. “We’re using each other’s manpower and officers when there’s not enough to have private duty jobs,” Baribault said. “When they have a lot and don’t have available personnel to fill jobs, we rely on

each other.” The Southington Town Council unanimously approved the agreement on June 24. Cheshire Town Manager Michael Milone said Cheshire is still in the preliminary stages of considering the agreement. “I’m going to have to sit down with the police chief and go over it in great detail,” Milone said. He wants the chief to take him through the specifics and benefits of the agreement. Once Milone feels comfortable, he will bring the agreement to the council for approval, as Town Manager Garry Brumback did Monday. “I’ve talked to the chief about an outline and idea that there was a discussion,” he said. Brumback is looking forward to the partnership.

“These are two departments trying to work together to make sure that, in the event that there aren’t enough adequate organic resources available, they can cover for each other,” Brumback said. Baribault said there are times, especially in the summer, at which many officers are being used to direct traffic around road construction and other projects. He said it will be helpful to have an agreement with a neighboring town. Other Connecticut towns, including nearby Cromwell and Berlin, also have this kind of agreement. “This just went through, so we haven’t had an occasion to use it yet,” Baribault said. Farrah Duffany can be reached at: fduffany@recordjournal.com, (203) 317-2212, or on Twitter: @FollowingFarrah.

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Faith group helps families build homes of their own By Joy VanderLek The Cheshire Citizen

Many people who work in Cheshire or who grew up in town often cannot find housing they can afford. This issue of affordable housing became the motivating factor for the creation of Cheshire Interfaith Housing in 1992. The volunteer group, made up of nine Cheshire faith communities, has completed seven affordable housing projects. The mission states that “decent and affordable housing is a basic human right.” CIH has a board of up to 18 people and all are volunteers. In general, two volunteers come from each congregation, parish or synagogue. Andrew Saslow and Mike Votto have been with CIH for 12 years. John Bate has been a member for 18 years. “Sometimes we get land and we build from scratch,” Saslow said. “Sometimes we get a house and totally rehab it; sometimes we get a decent house and do a little work.” Houses picked for the program are usually raised ranches, with 1,400 to1,700 square feet of living space. “Something for five people,”

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Paranormal group to investigate at Hitchcock-Phillips house By Joy VanderLek The Cheshire Citizen The Hitchcock-Phillips house, home to the Cheshire Historical Society, will be the subject of an investigation by the Northeast Paranormal Investigations Society. The Connecticut ghost hunting team be at the Hitchcock-Phillips house in July and present the findings in October. “We’ve had a number of paranormal groups approach us in the past,” said Diane Calabro, Cheshire Historical Society president. “The television show “Ghost Hunters” contacted us, too. When we said no to them, they went to the Mark Twain house in Hartford,” she said. Upon finding out what a terrific experience it was for the staff at the Mark Twain

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house, Calabro recalls saying to the board, “That could have been us.” So we (the CHS board) decided from then on out to keep an open mind.” While there were numerous inquiries from ghost hunting groups, none seemed quite right until NPIS came along. “They were delightful,” Calabro said. NPIS met with the board and reassured members that the paranormal crew would be respectful of the house and its contents. To the relief of the board, NPIS did not find anything scary when members initially toured the house. “It had a good vibe,” said Adam Shefts, NPIS founder and lead investigator. “It feels like a happy, content house.” “NPIS uses history as the base for our investigations so a location doesn’t have to be considered ‘haunted’ for us to investigate the property,”

The Cheshire Women’s Club is scheduled to meet on the first Thursday of the month at the Cheshire Senior Center. A business meeting is scheduled for 11 a.m. followed by luncheon for members only. A program open to the public is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. For more information about membership, call Trudy at (203) 272-1772.

A few who have spent time at the house have felt odd or paranormal sensations. “My husband, Dave, who is house chairman, said when he’s in the house alone, he gets a ‘little spooked,’” Calabro said. Warren VanAlmkerk, “has always felt something here.’” Calabro said. It appears that children seem sensitive to “those kinds of things,” too, Calabro said. She half-jokes that whenever school children come to tour, she first goes upstairs to the toy room and gives a stern lecture to the dolls collection and tells them “they must behave themselves.” NPIS investigations include Sheffield Island Lighthouse, the Thomaston Opera House, Thomaston, and the Nathan Hale Homestead, Coventry. Out-of-state travels focused on many Gettysburg locations, such as the Cashtown Inn, in Cashtown, Pa.,

he said. “In fact, a lot of our best evidence captured is from investigations of properties never before known to contain spirit activity but which instead contain a rich history.” The NPIS investigation at the historical society, will make use of infrared cameras, a DVR system with multiple night vision cameras and handheld units; audio recorders, EMF meters, and temperature gauges that will completely cover and record the building. There is a lot of history wrapped up in this house, Calabro said. The fabric of many generations is woven into the house—the family members, and then all the volunteers who have worked for CHS and boys who lived here from Cheshire Academy. “You know the third floor is still essentially dorm rooms, only the beds have been pulled out,” she said.

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and the team investigated the Philipse Manor Hall in Yonkers, N.Y. The investigation at the Philipse Manor Hall captured “voices, shadows in motion, and personal experiences—some investigators were touched,” said Shefts. Any of those phenomena could occur at the Cheshire Historical Society, Shefts said. “Or we may get nothing. It’s the house, it’s the architecture and history that appeal to us.”

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The Cheshire Public Library has the award-winning Muzzy foreign language programs in Spanish, French, German and Italian. The programs include interactive games, videos, songs and printable exercises. Muzzy online stories and vocabulary builders play on computers, laptops, iPads, tablets and smartphones. Computers are also available at the library. The program is intended for children, but can be useful for adults who want to learn a new language. To register, visit www.cheshirelibrary.org or call (203) 272-2245.

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Grange meeting Cheshire Grange, 44 Wallingford Rd., is scheduled to meet Wednesday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call (203) 537-5213.

To submit sports information The Cheshire Citizen welcomes news and scores from all sports leagues in Cheshire. Submissions for the Sports Bulletin Board also are welcome. Information and photos can be sent to: The Cheshire Citizen, 11 Crown St., Meriden, CT 06450. Information also can be faxed to (203) 639-0210, or emailed to: sports @the cheshirecitizen.com.


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State officials wiped their brows in the 92-degree heat on Friday, June 21, as they spoke to people about signing their petition to “axe the gas tax.” “This gas tax here is going too far,” said state Rep. Al Adinolfi, a Republican from Cheshire. “They find every opportunity they can to raise taxes.” Two years ago, a cap on gas taxes was enacted by the state legislature, set to expire July 1. After that, taxes could go up by 4 cents per gallon, said Adinolfi and state Sen. Joe Markley, a Republican from Southington. “It’s a bipartisan problem. If we can bring enough attention to it, maybe they’ll restore the cap. It’s a terrible tax, way over that of surrounding states,” Markley said. “Given that gas prices go up in the summer, this timing just adds insult to in-

jury.” People honked and gave the thumbs up sign as they drove by Markley staff member Peggy Deschenes, who was holding a poster that said, “Axe the gas tax.” “It’s a fact, what’re you going to do?” one motorist grumbled, as he walked by the petitioners and into the Gulf station on Highland Avenue. Charles Schwartz of Cheshire shrugged as he hesitantly signed the petition. “I don’t think it will do any good,” he said. Darren Dzierzawski, of Cheshire, was happy to sign the petition. “There’s a better way to get the money, and they aren’t even going to fix the roads,” he said. “Now gas goes up again, the trucks bringing in groceries pay more, so we pay more. It’s a vicious cycle, isn’t it?” As the pump whirred with the price of his purchase adding up, Gene Meccariello

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Lunch reservations must be made 48 hours in advance by calling (203) 272-0047. A donation is requested. Monday, July 8: Meatball grinder, salad or vegetables, dessert and beverage. Tuesday, July 9: Light crunch fish, brown rice, fresh zucchini, Pumpernickel dinner roll, fruit juice, ice cream. Wednesday, July 10:

Spinach quiche, broccoli and cauliflower, tossed salad, breadstick, chocolate chip cookie. Thursday, July 11: Turkey with gravy, stuffing, bean blend, cranberry sauce, oat bread, fruit. Friday, July 12: Cream of carrot soup, chicken salad with cranberries, croissant, pears.

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Nickel, 1 p.m.; Poker, 1 p.m.; Senior Club, 1 p.m. Thursday, July 11 Line dance - advanced, 9:30 a.m.; Line dance - beginner, 10:30 a.m.; Scrabble, 12:30 p.m.; Apple pie bake off and ice cream social, 1 p.m.; Poker, 1 p.m.; Texas Hold ‘em Poker, 1 p.m. Friday, July 12 Get Fit Class, 9:15 a.m.; Golf Cards, 10 a.m.; Art/Painting Class, 10:30 a.m.; Tai-Chi beginner class, 10:30 a.m.; Bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Set Back, 12:45 p.m.; Discussion Group, 1 p.m.; Poker, 1 p.m.

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Senior Happenings National Senior Wii Bowling Day – Help to cure Alzheimer’s disease. Come to the center on Tuesday, July 16 and Wii bowl for a cause. Wii bowling will be set up all day. Each participant is asked to donate to the Cause to Cure Alzheimer’s. Bring your grandchild – they will play for free when accompanied by an adult Wii player. Ice Cream treats will be provided after you play. Come to the office to sign in to play. Senior Bookworms are Hooked on Reading – Tuesday, July 16, 11 a.m. to noon. Book discussion: “One for the Money” By Janet Evanovich. Group will meet in the Senior Center Library. Note time change for summer. Members will bring a lunch to eat on the porch after the discussion. Dessert and beverage will be provided. New members are encouraged to attend. Gluten Free Eating – Wednesday, July 17, 10 to 11 a.m. Anne Young, MS, RD, CD-N from MidState Medical Center will provide general guidelines on eating a glutenfree diet for people who have Celiac disease or an intolerance to gluten. Registration is required by Monday, July 15. Monte Carlo Military Whist – Thursday, July 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. A fee is charged.

Puzzlemania Tournament – Thursday, July 18, 5 to 8:30 p.m. Pizza dinner followed by an evening of puzzle mania. Dinner is scheduled from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Tournament is at 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded. A fee is charged. All teams must register by Tuesday, July 16. Game Day and Ice Cream Social at the Yellow House – Friday, July 19, 1 p.m. Plan to spend some making new friends, enjoying old time favorite games – maybe learning a new game or two – and of course, a frozen treat to cool off with. Transportation provided. RSVP by Tuesday, July 16. Skin Cancer Prevention – Tuesday, July 23, 10 a.m. The Chesprocott Health District will present current information on the effects of sun and UV rays and ways to protect your skin. Facial analysis screenings will be available to all participants. RSVP by July 16. Holiday Bazaar Planning Meeting – Wednesday, July 24, 10 a.m. All are welcome! Lunch (Chinese) and a Movie - Monday, July 29. Lunch served at 11:45 a.m. A fee is charged for lunch. Movie: “The Guilt Trip” starring Barbara Streisand and Seth Rogan. Movie starts at 12:30 p.m. Rated PG-13. Hearing Screening –

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Volunteer opportunity Elim Park, 140 Cook Hill Rd., is seeking volunteers willing to share their time. Whether it is once a day, once a week or once a month, Elim Park offers volunteers the opportunity to make a positive difference in residents’ lives. Volunteer positions offered are visitor/companion, wheelchair transport assistant, recreation activity assistants, and clerical/office assistant. Training and orientation is provided. For more information, contact Allyson Palma, at (203) 272-3547, ext. 370 or email apalma@elimpark .org.


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Church of the Epiphany has scheduled Bible Camp for July 15 through 19, from 12:30 to 3 p.m., for children aged 4 to the third grade. A fee is charged. Bible stories, games and activities are planned. For more information, call (203) 272-4355.

The Cheshire United Methodist Church, 205 Academy Rd., has scheduled 2013 Vacation Bible School for July 29 through Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon for children ages 4 to sixth grade. The theme is “Everywhere Fun Fair - Where God’s World Comes Together.” Children will learn about places all over the world through games, camp crafts and Bible stores. A fee is charged. For more information and to register, call (203) 272-4626 or email Janet Ray at TheRays2@cox.net.

First Congregational Church The First Congregational Church, 111 Church Dr., has scheduled Vacation Bible Camp for Aug. 5 through 9, from 9 a.m. to noon. Children entering kindergarten through grade 6 are welcome. Activities include Bible stories, crafts, games, snacks and music. A fee is charged. For more information, call Caroll Cyr at (203) 272-5323, ext. 16 or visit www.cheshirecongregatinal.org.

Temple Beth David Temple Beth David, 3 Main St., has scheduled the following: TOT Shabbat Morning Worship at Temple Beth David. Join Rabbi Josh Whinston at TOT Shabbat for singing, movement and family Torah study on the third Saturday of each month from 9 to 10 a.m.

Services Calvary Life Family Worship Center, 174 E. Johnson Ave., Saturdays, 6 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. (Gate 43 - Children’s Church and nursery available); Mid-week service on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; The Loft (junior and senior high) meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. (203) 2721701. Cheshire Lutheran Church, 660 W. Main St., Sunday – 9 a.m. services. (203) 272-5106. Cheshire United Methodist Church, 205 Academy Road, Sunday – 10:45 a.m. service; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. (203) 2724626. Christ Community Church, 120 Main St., Sunday – 10:15 a.m. service; Sunday school, 9 a.m. (203) 272-

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Government Meetings

Tuesday, July 9 Town Council, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10 Environment Commission, 7 p.m. Public Safety Commission, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11 Human Services Committee, 7 p.m. Monday, July 15 Historic District Commission, 7:30 p.m. Library Board, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, July 16 Inland/Wetlands & Watercourses, 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 22 Planning & Zoning, 7:30 p.m. Youth Services Committee, Wednesday, July 24 Water Pollution Control Authority/Flood & Erosion Control Board, 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 29 Energy Commission, 7 p.m.

Letters policy - E-mail letters to news@thecheshirecitizen.com; mail to 11 Crown St., Meriden, CT 06450 or fax to (203) 639-0210. - The Citizen will print only one letter per person each month. Letters should be approximately 300 words. We reserve the right to edit letters. Letters should be on topics of general interest to the community. - We do not list names of people, organizations and businesses being thanked. - Names of businesses are not allowed. - Letters must be signed and names will appear in print. - Include a phone number so The Citizen can contact you for verification. - Letters must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday to be considered for publication for the following Thursday.

Police Blotter Information provided by the Cheshire Police Department. Arrests do not indicate convictions. The following people were charged by police: May 27: Griffin Moore, 19, 175 Eaton Ave., Meriden, poss marijuana <1/2 oz. - first offense. May 28: Michael Augeri, 34, 26 Princeton Dr., Middletown, failure of meet minimum insurance, oper. unreg. motor vehicle. Robert Thatcher, 24, 619 Wallingford Rd., operating under suspension, failure of meet minimum insurance requirements. Cami Gorman, 38, 92 Crescent Cir., interfering with an emergency call; disorderly conduct. May 29: Dawn Toeszewski, 34, 380 Hitchcock Rd, Waterbury, oper. See Police, page 14

Property Transfers

Property transfers reported from June 17 to 21: Jacqueline S. Amberg to James A. and Shirley L. Panico, 122 Southwick Court, $224,000. Erik L. Hulteen to Barbara R. Hulteen, 1030 Long Hill Road, $260,000. Vanessa Dacunto to Krista M. Dacunto, 28 Walnut St., $122,640. Mirabello Realty, LLC to Rajesh K. Pandey, 16 Woodridge Court, $123,000. Changoin Wang and Tianli Zhu to Ilirian Veizaj, 36 Burnt Hollow Court, $260,000. Palma V. and Arlene F. Salcito, successor co-

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A world without grammar conventions By Laura Clementsen Special to The Citizen The grandmother of the young policeman in the comic strip “Jump Start” is often seen Clementsen taking other characters to task for using the wrong word form or committing some other language transgression. You could call her the Grammar Police. I could join her since I steam at some of the bad usage I hear or read. Not just the overabundance of curse words or the four-letter no-nos which seem especially prevalent on my young relatives’ Facebook pages. I hate to hear little kids proclaiming, “Oh my gawd. I can’t believe it.” Such a comment is commonplace and offensive to my ears. Here are more words, phrases and punctuation boo-boos on my hate list. When I thank someone, the most frequent response nowadays is “No problem.” “You’re welcome” is the polite but admittedly meaningless, old-fashioned response I long to hear. Listen and you will hear out of the mouths of grown-ups who should know better, “Me and him went to Ziggy’s.” Eeek. Modesty shows up in comments like, “If you want to buy it, contact myself.” Then there’s the stab at language elegance, “They kept it for Jim and I.” Again I want to scream. A seasonal note: One does not graduate high school. One graduates from high school. Few/fewer and less cause big problems for some folks

with few most often losing the contest and fewer now near extinction. If you can count it individually, it’s few or fewer. Less refers to quantity, the uncountable. Thus the sentence, “Few remember that less sugar in the cake may result in fewer calories per serving,” is a correct construction. I think the fad has passed, but there were years when I often heard,“I could care less.” That never made sense to me. I think the speaker meant, “I couldn’t care less.” The case of the misplaced apostrophe is always a challenge. It’s and its are usually confused with the possessive its losing out. Example of correct usage: “It’s time for my cat to take its nap.” One of my cousins was an enthusiastic correspondent. She wrote long letters peppered with apostrophes. Whenever there was an “s” at the end of a word, she preceded it with an apostrophe. Once I got through the thicket of apostrophes, I got the news from her. Carping about other people’s misuse of language does not let me off the hook. For instance, I never can remember the correct past tense of lie or lay. Also among my other, known infractions, I’m apt to write “net” when I mean “not” or some other word that is spelled correctly but it is not the word I intended. Spellcheck doesn’t know it’s a typo and I am terrible at proofreading my own writing. (Laura Clementsen is a long-time resident of Cheshire and a frequent contributor to The Cheshire Citizen.)


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Is it a city? A town? A village? Maybe textbook definitions don’t count By Eve Britton The Cheshire Citizen It’s all about perception. It’s an inner sense of who and what citizens feel they are, city and town officials said. The difference between what constitutes a city, town, village, hamlet or even borough is ambiguous, at best, according to Webster’s Dictionary, the U.S. Census Bureau, and a host of websites. What really defines an area is not some outside description, but more the soul of the place, local officials said. Southington’s population of 43,000 and Wallingford’s of 45,000 could “qualify” them as cities, the town mangers agreed. New London and Norwich are two cities that have much smaller populations than either town. Nearby Middletown’s population is just slightly higher. “We could arguably be a city, but we wouldn’t want that. The residents wouldn’t want it,” Southington Town Manager Gary Brumback said. “We have a mix of rural and urban. It’s not a matter of services. It’s not about population. It’s a matter of town pride.” Wallingford Mayor William Dickinson Jr. concurred. “In general, each community can choose what they want to be called,” he said. “But the people of Wallingford are comfortable with the name town. It gets back to our roots. There are a lot of rural areas, agricultural, farming — that’s not the imagery of a city.” As for being a town, “It’s a less formal entity. It’s more of a psychological comfort,” Dickinson said. “It’s how

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people identify with the community.” Michael Milone, Cheshire’s town manager, said though he believes population does play a role, it’s not the defining characteristic of whether an area is a town or city. “A lot of it is subjective,” he said. “When you have four Kmarts or Wal-marts, are you then a city? What is the threshold?” For Meriden, the main city for the area, it is about population and about services, according to Mayor Michael S. Rohde. “Primarily, it’s size, with over 60,000 people, and years ago we established ourselves as a city by charter,” he said. “And we see ourselves as a city with many services and large, municipal parks and three high schools. It’s got a lot of the trappings of a city.” A town, according to Webster’s —which had the most definitive description of any source checked— is a “more or less concentrated group of houses and private and public buildings larger than a village, but smaller than a city. In New England, and some other states, a unit of government having its sovereignty vested chiefly in a town meeting.” A city, Webster’s says, is “a center of population, larger or more important than a town or village. In the U.S., it is an incorporated municipality with boundaries and powers of self-government that are defined by a charter from the state in which it is located.” But websites, including the U.S. Census Bureau’s, cite population as the distinguishing characteristic that differentiates a city from a town, a village from a hamlet. A borough is simply an

area with relatively fixed boundaries inside a city or town. None of the sites actually defined what the population of an area needs to be to be called a city, though. A little history A lot of how townspeople and city dwellers define themselves locally is based on the history of their particular area, officials added. Wallingford began as a village in 1667. It was incorporated as a town in 1670. A separate Borough of Wallingford was incorporated in 1853, as the area experienced a boom in manufacturing. It took until 1958 for the borough and town to consolidate, with areas such as Yalesville becoming part of the town. The present mayor-town council form of government was established in 1962. Southington was first called South Farmington, which was shortened to Southington when it separated from the town of Farmington and incorporated as its own town in 1779. By 1790, a great deal of industry had moved into the area — saw mills, brass foundries, a button factory and the first machines to make carriage bolts, to list a few. Sections of Southington —which may also be referred to as boroughs by those following Webster’s definition— are Plantsville, Milldale and Marion. Cheshire, known as the bedding plant capital of Connecticut, was very much a dirt-road, rural village until it was incorporated as a town in 1780. It was named after the town of Cheshire, England. While several manufacturing plants moved into town, it has retained much of it rural character. It is governed by a town council-town manager

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system. In the 1600s and 1700s, Meriden was actually just a section of Wallingford. The first buggy didn’t even come into the area until 1789; it was more of a passingthrough place, with Belcher Tavern, a well-known resting spot for colonists traveling through. In 1806, Meriden was incorporated as a town, and a flood of manufacturing plants poured into the area. The railroad arrived in 1839, boosting the economy and the town’s population. In 1867, it was incorporated as a city. Meriden may mean “pleasant valley,” according to the city’s website. It was run with a mayor-city council government until 1980, when it changed to the council-manager format. “The majority of my job is a ceremonial position, but I chair the council meetings and have veto power over the budget. I’m the chief elected official,” Rohde said. “The city manager is the inside guy. I focus on dealing with the community. The people like this system a lot.” Rohde said he has made more than 1,400 personal appearances since he became mayor three years ago. Regardless of its various forms of government, and any definitions on the Internet or in the dictionary, all officials made one thing clear: it’s the residents who determine whether their homes and lives are situated in a town, city, village, hamlet or borough. “Each has its own fingerprint, all its own variables,” Dickinson said. “I think every community is unique.”

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How to stay tick-free this summer

There are new ways to guard against tick-borne diseases this summer. According to the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance of New York, five- to 14-year-old children are at highest risk of infection, and parents should take special precautions for kids heading to camp, picnics or sporting activities this summer. TBDA stated that the peak season for deer ticks is May through September, and thrive in humid environments. They are in playing fields, lawns, picnic tables, tree stumps, and anywhere their hosts such as deer, birds, squirrels, live. “Deer ticks are cesspools of disease, and they put children at risk of contracting Lyme and many other forms of debilitating diseases” said Bob Oley, TBDA public health consultant. According to the TBDA, ask whether locations to be visited throughout the summer have a tick management plan in place. Make sure that parents will be notified of any bites occurring at children’s activities and camps. Also, wear light colored clothing so that ticks are readily spotted. Consider keeping a separate basket in the mudroom or garage for kids to dump clothing into before entering the house. These can be thrown in the dryer on high heat for 20 to 30 minutes, which will kill any ticks that may be on them. Teach kids where not to go, what to look for on clothes and body, and how to apply repellant safely. There are also new ways to guard against these pests, including spraying clothing, socks and shoes with a longlasting (through six washes) repellant called permethrin. REI, LL Bean, ExOfficio, and Orvis are among suppliers who now have lines of clothing which are pre-treated to

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Summer fun Citizen photos by Joy VanderLek

Camp Suntime Funtime at the pavilion at Cheshire Park offers a half-day and full-day camp for younger children and is run by Cheshire Parks and Recreation.

Campers dance the hula, make leis and play fun games during an Hawaiian themed week. At right, Elaine Gibson, with a lei on her head, stands in the circle of the hula hoop. Above right: Camper Andrew Mayne gets a quick start in the obstacle course. Above left: Alexandra Gibson participates in the “Run from the Lava” game.

Parenting TV show Creating Cooperative Kids, a talk show for parents and teachers, is scheduled for Wednesdays at 7 p.m. on Cox PATV-15. Host Bill Corbett addresses parenting questions, interviews and demonstrates parenting tips for a live audience. He is the author of “Love, Limits & Lessons: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Cooperative Kids.” For more information, visit www.Cooperative Kidsl.com.

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last through 70 washes. These items will carry a proprietary “Insect Shield” label. To learn more about the threat of tick-borne diseases and what you can do to help build awareness about the health risk posed by Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, visit TBDAlliance.org. (Information provided by the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance.)

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Unreg. motor vehicle. Ethan Burwick, 23, 180 Brentwood Dr., poss of marijuana less than 4 oz., traveling unreasonably fast. Javier Becerra, 27, 147 Prospect St., Waterbury, criminal impersonation, operating motor vehicle other than motorcycle w/o license; operating under suspension; improper use of marker. Lesa Hartman Lambridges, 44, 152 Walnut St., Southington, second-degree breach of peace. Michael McMinn, 28, 189 Mansion Rd., disorderly conduct — family violence. Joshua Gray, 28, 151 Contact Dr., West Haven, sixth-degree larceny (general.) May 30: James Keough, 49, 409 Evergreen Ave., Hamden, oper. Unreg. motor vehicle. May 31: Kyle Johnson, 20, 166 Mountain Rd., interfering with an officer; failure to meet minimum insurance requirements. June 2: Mary Guzowski, 56, 20 Stacy Ct., disorderly conduct. June 3: Azia Jenkins, 39, 289 Belden Rd., Hamden, operating under suspension. Kristine Maurals, 33, 62 Plaza Dr., Middletown, criminal attempt (all crimes); misuse to

obtain prescript. June 4: James Nutbrown, 57, 869 E. Main St., Waterbury, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol. June 7: Heather Kent, 18, 67 Fernwood La., operating under suspension; failure to meet minimum insurance requirements; failure to return license/reg. after susp. June 8 Ivin Williams, 32, 467 Farmington Ave., Bristol, possession of marijuana less than 4 oz. June 9: Frederick Miller, 29, 1219 Chase Pkwy., Waterbury, failure to meet minimum insurance requirements; improper use of marker, reg, license; oper, unreg. motor vehicle. June 11: Gladys Albino, 37, 1119 Waterbury Road, third-degree assault, disorderly conduct, 8:33 p.m. June 13: Carol Pasinki, 56, 508 Blackstone Village, Meriden, second-degree breach of peace, 8:15 p.m. Joseph Nardi, 74, 188 Mountain Road, second-degree threatening, third-degree assault, disorderly conduct, 10:01 p.m. June 14: Joseph Braga, 42, 33 Valley View Drive, Farmington, firstdegree larceny, 10:20 a.m. June 15:

John Allard, 19, 25 Autumn Court, possession of alcohol, 11:08 p.m. Lauren Anderson, 19, 50 Woodridge Court, possession of alcohol, 11:08 p.m. Tyler Carbone, 19, 733 Rustic Lane, possession of alcohol, 11:08 p.m. Kelly Coury, 18, 844 Cornwall Ave., possession of alcohol, 11:08 p.m. Patrick Daly, 18, 318 W. Main St., possession of alcohol, 11:08 p.m. Jamal Fruster, 19, 4 Hawthorne Drive, possession of alcohol, 11:08 p.m. Iris Hearn, 19, 25 Warren St., possession of alcohol, 11:08 p.m. Kayla Hoynes, 19, 60 Copper Beech Drive, possession of alcohol, 11:08 p.m. Kendall Mach, 18, 146 Park Place, possession of alcohol, 11:08 p.m. Nathan Mackey, 18, 214 Mountain Road, possession of alcohol, 11:08 p.m. Adam Rider, 19, 165 Winthrop Drive, possession of alcohol, 11:08 p.m. Tyler Violano, 19, 86 Hawthorne Drive, possession of alcohol, 11:08 p.m. June 16: Eli Maldonado, 48, 253 Willow St., Waterbury, conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny, third-degree larceny, 9:29 a.m. June 17: Ruth Cost, 59, 24 Norton Ave., Guilford, third-degree forgery, fourth-degree larceny,

9:38 a.m. Sabrina Saucier, 21, 213 Elmwood Circle, interfering with an emergency call, disorderly conduct, 3:24 p.m. Teddy Kontos, 55, 2160 Waterbury Road, second-degree failure to appear, 8:37 p.m. Bart Brooks, 53, 35 Hall Drive, disorderly conduct, 9:02 p.m. Wendy Meservey, 47, 35 Hall Drive, disorderly conduct, 9:02 p.m. June 19: Vaughn Barrett, 24, 44 Phillips Terrace, West Haven, operating motor vehicle other than motorcycle without license, failure to have insurance, improper use of marker, theft or possession of a number plate or expired sticker, operating unregistered motor vehicle, 12:59 a.m. Garrison Sayers, 43, 19 Currier Place, second-degree breach of peace, 8:29 p.m. Ryan Sheehy, 29, 1187 Albanese Drive, Fort Benning, Ga., second-degree breach of peace, 8:29 p.m. June 23: Christopher Halla, 25, 44 Sharon Road, Waterbury, second-degree failure to appear, 4:55 p.m. Frederick Ward, 56, 34 Jordan St., New Britain, operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol, 12:16 a.m.


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Age of Enabling has hurt Legion baseball By Jim Bransfield Special to The Citizen

But more coaches wanted to play longer. Allow me to digress: never listen to coaches. Coaches want to play all the time. I taught at Hale-Ray High School in East Haddam where the boys basketball team would lose every day. Death, taxes and a Hale-Ray loss were staples in Moodus. The coach was convinced about how he was always going to win the next game. The next game never came. All coaches want to do is play. Look at high school football. The CIAC football coaches committee want to have an open division in football, plus the LL, L, M and S title games, plus a title game for the Vocational-Technical schools. Hey, why not make everyone champion and we can play football all year long? The orthopedic surgeons and those who specialize in brain injuries would love it. Keeps them employed. Never listen to coaches. But as I said, I digress.

So the Legion then decided to have a play-in round for teams that finished above .500. That devalued the regular season. Think of this. A coach has two games left, one against a bad team and another against a good one that is fighting for the zone title. He needs one win to finish above .500. So he sacrifices the game against the good team, thus handing the zone title to that club and shafting the other contender, and pitches his best pitcher against the have-not and gets into the tourney. Can’t you hear the coach chanting: “We’re No. 27!, we’re No. 27!”? That extra week of tourney play reduced the regular season by a week. This past winter, the State Commission decided to admit the top five teams from each zone, regardless of record. That’s 40 of 75 teams. Now there’s quality, huh? And this 40team plan required the regular season to end the weekend of July 13-14. So just like high schools, subpar baseball teams can now get into the postseason. Oh yeah, next year the high school seasons end a week later, so that means — unless the State Legion junks this silly one-size-fits-all postseason, the regular season will be cut by another week. This is also called “good.” In one zone, the top six

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of baseball to play going forward,” he said. “Collectively, I have a good group, and the idea is I hope these guys continue to work. We need to get better because it’s going to get tougher as the season goes.” Robertson has nine hurlers. Cheshire High’s Dan Schock pitched six innings of two-hit ball, walked two and struck out five in silencing Wallingford. Parker Barnell, who plays at Notre DameWest Haven, recorded the save. Robertson also has University of Bridgeport lefthander Ryan Manning, the Cheshire High quartet of Christian Colp, Ryan Pierpoint, Paul Watson and southpaw Adam von Fischer, and Liam Davey of Xavier. “We have real top quality

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American Legion baseball is in full swing across the state and country, but in Connecticut at least, it’s not the Legion baseball we used to know. Let’s take a history lesson. Once upon a time, Legion baseball was the cream of amateur baseball for high school and first-year college players. Legion teams in Connecticut were essentially all-star teams that drew from several high schools and the quality of play was, well, terrific. Thousands turned out to watch the best amateur baseball around come tournament time. The state Legion Baseball Commission ran a tournament of winners. That is, a team had to win a zone — translation: league — title to play in the state tournament. The tourney was a one-site, double-elimination, playevery-day event. The National regional tournaments — the Northeast Regional will be held at Middletown’s Palmer Field Aug. 8-12 and the Legion World Series in Shelby, N.C. — follow that format. In those days, the regular season was crucial as it should be in baseball. The tournament, which took only five days, would start in early August, thus kids would have most of June and all of July for a regular season. Then as the Age of Enabling began, the state Legion — following the absurd example of the high schools which let every team that can walk and chew gum at the same time in the postseason — began to water things down. First there was a tournament for second place teams and a couple of survivors from that were admitted to the now 10-team double elimination field.

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son. On top of that, the zone Continued from page 15 champions, the teams that proved — operative word, proved — they were the best teams get in. That’s because teams, will have to face a one the state needs 40 teams to and done game to get to the make their convoluted tourdouble elimination round. ney plan work. Some zones Heckuva reward for winning have fewer teams and even the zone. the Legion figured that it That is unfair to those would be too much to admit kids, flatly unfair. the top five teams from an There are some who actueight-team zone like Zone 7. ally celebrate that a bad That would render the regteam springs an upset in the ular season meaningless. Legion postseason over a Which, no bulletin here, it good team, thus ruining all just about already is. that a good team accomI have no idea why so plished. There are Legion many folks are in love with folks who call that good. tournaments. None. George Orwell’s 1984 might A tournament should be a be good reading for those privilege. It is something folks. They are wrong. They that should be earned. Look are wrong because that upset around the state. West Hartwinner did nothing to deford (9-2), RCP (8-2), serve to be in the postseason. Montville (8-1), Avon (11-1), That is, except that the powCheshire (10-0), Middletown ers that be, in love with the (10-1), Branford (9-0), Orange postseason, want to enable (9-1) Waterbury (11-2) and kids and delude them into Greenwich (9-2) are all in the believing that at 11-13, they process of demonstrating had a good season. themselves tournament worBut kids are smarter than thy. There are some others. that. Good teams. Good players. No, 11-13 is not a good seaGood programs. son. 12-12 is a mediocre seaBut here’s the dark side of son. You may have tried that coin. Right now, a large very hard, your team may number of mediocre teams have done its best. But you which are playing win one, weren’t good enough. As I allose one baseball can make ways told my students in postseason plans. Bet money high school, I expect you will there will be teams with sub- try. You will be judged on results, not effort. That’s called .500 records in the postsea-

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real life. Unless we return merit to the things we do in life, the very same country the Legion goes out of its way to say it loves, will be in a whole lot of trouble. Not everyone deserves a trophy. Not everyone deserves to be praised. Not everyone does a good job. That’s life and maybe in some small way, we can start doing that in Legion baseball. Some Legion folks say this let-everyone-in approach creates interest. Really? The crowds for the past few state Legion tournaments were awful. The tourney held last year in Stamford — yeah, it’s in our time zone — was played before friends and relatives, and not many of those. It may be a small step, but here is one vote for returning Legion baseball to what it once was: the best amateur baseball program around. And we can do that by returning the Legion tournament to the prestigious, qualify showcase it used to be. In Connecticut, it’s no longer any of that. You’ll have to wait for the Regional tournament in August to see the kind of tourney Connecticut used to have. That Connecticut has abandoned that for a let-everybody-play event that takes 14 days to play and actually goes out of its way to kill public interest makes me sad. Once upon a time, there was this baseball program ... Jim Bransfield is a longtime contributor to Citizen publications. A retired teacher, Bransfield’s loves include road trips and writing about Connecticut high school sports.

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Post 92 Continued from page 15 at the top end of the rotation,” Robertson said. “Schock pitched really well for us last summer (6-1). He won the only state tournament game we won last year. He struggled a bit in the spring with the high school team, but he threw the ball real well tonight.” Schock retired the first six batters he faced, four by strikeout. He yielded a walk to Ryan Bohne, but catcher Tim Budd caught him leaning. Sean Barth followed with the first of Wallingford’s three safeties, but Schock stranded him. Ryan Cappetta (2-for-3) laced a two-out double in the fourth, but he remained at second. Bohne drew another walk in the fifth and moved to second on a wild pitch, but Schock picked him off. Cheshire scored in the second against starter Brian DeMaio when Manning led off with a double and took third on a wild pitch. Kyle Waldron walked and Manning scored when Budd bounced into a double play. Putting the first two runners aboard in the fourth inning paid further dividends. Michael Purcell singled and Kyle Hodgdon drew a walk. With one out, DeMaio made an 0-2 pitch a bit too sweet and Waldron rocked it into right field for a run-scoring double. “DeMaio’s a great kid. You can see his smile from a mile away. He loves playing the game, but he’s learning,” Wallingford coach Mike Thomann said. “He’s going to be real good at (Sheehan) next year and here for us, too.” Waldron taught him a valuable lesson by making

the proper adjustment. “You want to cut your swing down a little bit and he did,” Robertson said. “He’s a 6-5 kid that’s got a bigger swing and he hit a line drive down the right-field line.” Budd executed the perfect squeeze bunt on the next pitch to bring Hodgdon home with the final tally and reached first base in the process when nobody covered. Robertson tried to generate offense with the stolen base. Speedy Kevin Mirando reached on singles starting the first and third frames, but catcher Rob Sprafke gunned him down both times. “You try and move runners any way you can, whether it’s through a bunt, or we had a hit-and-run in the last inning that we got thrown out on,” Robertson said. “We’ve been able to execute pretty well, but tonight was a mix.” Errors on the base paths prevented Wallingford (4-6) from employing enough small-ball tactics to narrow the gap. “Physically we played much better than we have in the past couple of games. We made a couple of mental errors on the squeeze play and getting picked off,” said Thomann, who revived Wallingford’s Senior Legion program after the team was disbanded last June. “Having kids from four or five different schools, they haven’t played that much together and their timing is off a little bit, but we’re getting there.” Given the array of quality programs in Zone 3 - Berlin, Middletown and Meriden, in particular - Thomann posted a modest goal for Wallingford’s 2013 renewal. “Our goal is to be .500 this year and I think we’re going to have some success,” he said.

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New route set for General Electric road race Annual 5K for Petit Family Foundation is July 14 Press Release Plainville hosts the General Electric 5K Road Race Sunday, July 14, 9 a.m.. General Electric is the signature corporate sponsor supporting this event along with several other corporations, small businesses, civic organizations, and individuals. All proceeds will benefit the non-profit Petit Family Foundation. For this year only, the 5K course has changed due to bridge construction on Stillwell Drive. The race starts on East Street (Route 10) just north of its intersection with Maple Street and continues south until heading east on Stillwell Drive. Runners will complete two separate closed loops off Stillwell Drive, first at Pershing Drive and next at Wayne Drive.

Cicada Continued from page 4 Connecticut, and Thursday might be the last time I hear them until 2030. Scientists expect the insects to die by early July. Cicadas, about an inchand-a-half-long, feed on a fluid found in tree roots. They come out of the ground every 17 years and shed their exoskeletons about five times over the course of a week, transforming into adults. Female cicadas then mate and lay their eggs on the branches of fruit trees. The eggs hatch and fall to the ground, and this next generation of cicadas burrow into the earth. Zajac spotted holes in the ground earlier that morning at the entrance to the trail, marking where the cicadas had dug their way out in May. Researchers say the cicada population stretches from North Carolina to Connecticut, and covers a large portion of New Haven County.

The race continues back onto Stillwell Drive where after a short distance west the course turns north onto Laurel Court. The course then proceeds east on Tomlinson Avenue to Arcadia Avenue. The course continues north on Arcadia Avenue, west on Higgins Avenue, and east on Milford Street Extension. It then proceeds north on Belmont Place, and finally west on Woodford Avenue (SR 536) to the finish line in front of the General Electric Consumer Industrial Division. For those preferring a more leisurely pace, there will be the 1.5 mile Fitness Walk also starting at 9 a.m. Children between ages four to eight can participate in a 400-meter fun run starting on Woodford Avenue prior to The clamor of blue jays drowned out the cicadas for a moment, followed by the rustling of tree branches as a breeze rushed through the woods. A vine curled from the tree tops down to the ground, which was covered with pine needles. “I’m being attacked!” yelled Zajac, swatting his hands back and forth as mosquitoes swarmed his face. I almost could not hear him over the bugs buzzing in my own ears. Later, we crossed a brook, tiptoeing from one moss-covered rock to the next until we reached the other side. The trail sloped up and narrowed. We passed an old rock wall and swathes of ferns. Several fallen trees leaned against other trees, forming arches over the path. Mist crept over the water as we crossed. We left the woods behind and walked along the side of the road, where we’d stopped to look at the cicadas. They were still singing when we drove away.

the start of the 5K race. General information, course maps, available parking areas, and application forms are all available online at www.PetitRoadRace.com. From 6:30 to 11 a.m., Woodford Avenue (SR 536) will be closed to vehicular traffic from its intersection with Route 10, east to its intersection with Linden Street. From 7:30 a.m. this road closure will extend east on Woodford Avenue to Belmont Place. During this period, motorists wishing to travel east and west on this section of Woodford Avenue (SR 536) can use New Britain Avenue (Route 372) as an alternate route. Police will direct motorists traveling west on Woodford Avenue (SR 536) to Crooked Street, which leads directly to Route 372, and di-

rect motorists wishing to travel east on Woodford Avenue (SR 536) to Route 10 north, where it intersects with Route 372. From 8 to 9:30 a.m., East St. (Rt. 10) from Woodford Avenue (SR 536) to Stillwell Drive will be closed to all vehicular traffic. Motorists traveling north or south can bypass this section of Route 10 by using Whiting Street as an alternate route. Police will direct motorists traveling south on Route 10 onto Route 372 west, which leads directly to its intersection with Whiting Street and direct motorists traveling north on Route 10 onto Fairview Avenue, which intersects with Whiting Street. From 9 to 10 a.m., the town roads making up this course will be temporarily

closed to all vehicular traffic for the safety of the race participants. These roads include Stillwell Drive, Pershing Drive, Wayne Drive, Laurel Court, Tomlinson Avenue, Arcadia Avenue, Higgins Avenue, Dallas Avenue, Milford Street Extension, Dewey Avenue, and Belmont Place. Side streets off these roads will be barricaded during the race and police and volunteers will be posted throughout the course to ensure runners’ safety. A marked police car will lead the runners during the race, and there will be a trailing vehicle following the runners. Outside of an emergency, residents living on the race course must avoid driving on these particular roads during this event.

Briefs Free blood pressure screenings The Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging has scheduled free blood pressure screenings for Wednesday, July 24, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Cheshire Community YMCA, 967 South Main St., Cheshire. For more information please call the New Britain office at (860) 224-5278 or the Southington office at (860) 276-5293.

Golf tournament The Cheshire Chamber of Commerce has scheduled the 29th annual Golf Classic for Monday, July 22 at The Farms Country Club, Wallingford. In memory of Leo P. Lavalle, Jr., the event features 18 holes of golf with carts, lunch and buffet dinner. For more information, call Joan or Due at (203) 272-2345.

The Connecticut Higher Education Trust is sponsoring a “Reading Makes Cents$” summer learning promotion through Aug. 16 to encourage children grades kindergarten through grade eight to read through their local library’s summer reading program. Parents of participants will have a chance to win a $250 contribution to a CHET 529 college savings account. Eight winners will be chosen. Entry forms are available at local libraries and also online at www.aboutchet.com/library. CHET has partnered with the Connecticut State Library and Connecticut Library Consortium in this state-wide effort.

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AUTOMOBILES

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Contact Dan the “Five Star Auto Man” at Richard Chevrolet in Cheshire at 203-250-5952 www.richardchevy.com

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We Accept All Trade-Ins Including Boats, Campers, Classic Cars, Motorcycles, Commercial Vehicles and More! Don't miss... Call Chris at 203 250-5952

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1 888 207-3682 Bchevynow.com FORD MACH 1 MUSTANG, 2003, 5 speed manual, Azure Blue, garaged and covered year round, never driven in the winter, only 18,000 miles on it, absolute pristine condition. Serious buyers only. Original owner. $16,500. Call Doug at 860-681-1334

PLEASE CHECK YOUR AD This newspaper makes every effort to avoid errors in advertisements. Each ad is carefully checked and proofread, but when you handle thousands of ads, mistakes do slip through. We ask therefore, that you check your ad on the FIRST day of publication. If you find an error, report it to the

CLASSIC & ANTIQUES

HYUNDAI SONATA GLS 2001 $3,488 6 Cylinder, 4 Speed Automatic 30 Day 1,500 MILE Warranty BUY HERE - PAY HERE!

(203) 269-1106 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2005

SATURN VUE 2004

Stock# 13-727A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

Stock# P4144 Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

Ford Mustang 2003

1961 REO Tractor Trailer Truck Restored last year. Air Start, Quad Box duel stick shifting. Great Condition. $8,000.00 or best offer. 203.980.2880.

TRUCKS & VANS

Stock# P4137A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

Marketplace

Mal Crédito? Ayudamos personas sin crédito o con mal crédito! Favor de llamar a Ryan Montalvo (203) 250-5949 Bad Credit? We help out people with bad credit and no credit! Please call Ryan at (203) 250-5949

(203) 818-3300

IMMEDIATELY by calling

HONDA ACCORD 2003 $6,888 4 Door, Automatic, 4 Cylinder 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $988 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

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203-238-1953 before 5pm Mon-Fri We regret that we will not be responsible for more than ONE incorrect insertion and only for that portion of the ad that may have been rendered valueless by such an error.

Let Us Give You A Fresh Start

Cars Starting At $199 Down CORVETTE Targa LT1 1996 Coupe. Removable roof (Both Plexiglass & Hard top), Electric power seats, Bose C system and air condition. Driven in warm weather only. Garaged during winters, putting on only a few miles per year. Car shows mostly! New leather seats have been made with original 1996 leather from GM! $12,000 or Best Offer Rick 860-519-7160

24 month/24000 Miles Warranty Tax, Title, Fees Additional Ask for Darrell

1 888 207-3682 FORD MUSTANG Coupe 1966 All original. 6 cylinder rebuild. Reconditioned transmission. New radiator. New Electrical. Ready to drive home! $10,000. (203) 239-3545

VOLKSWAGEN Cabrio 1997 Convertible. Green, tan top. 86,300 miles. Automatic 4 cyl. $4,500 Or best offer. 203-639-0121

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The Cheshire Citizen — Thursday, July 4, 2013 TRUCKS & VANS

FREE MARKETPLACE ADS UNDER $100 Run your ad in print and online for one week

SUV’S

JEEP WRANGLER 1989 Automatic 71,078 miles 2 door, convertible $1,925 (203) 423-3179

DODGE RAM 1500 1998 Quad Cab, 4x4. 136.000 miles. Runs good - looks good. First $2500 Takes It! Call Mark 203-640-3801

Place your ad today at www.thecheshirecitizen.com (click on “Place An Ad”) Or fill in this coupon below: 1 item under $100. Include your phone number and the price of the item.

MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC.

HARLEY-DAVIDSON XL1200C 2005 Custom 1200 Mint Condition, Low Miles 1550 Miles, V&H Pipes, Custom Flame Paint, Security. Fobs, Drag Bars All Chrome. Asking $ 9, 0 0 0 fi r m. M u s t s e e !! ! ! ! !! Call 203 379-7404 Garage kept.

Stock# 13-779A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

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MERCURY VILLAGER 2001 $3,488 6 Cylinder, 4 Spd Auto 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $988 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

MAKE YOUR AD STAND OUT FROM THE REST!!!

CITY RECYCLING will PAY CASH for scrap steel, copper, aluminum, cars & trucks! Call 860-522-9273 30 Fishfry St, Hartford, CT

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AUTO PARTS

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CAMPER & TRAILERS

Chevy Suburban 2013 1500 LT, 4WD Automatic. $39,988 Stock# 1366

Proof of Job, Proof of Address and Blasius Will Give You a Loan 100% Guaranteed

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26’ TRAVEL TRAILER 2004 With Heating and Air Conditioning Stove & Refrigerator, Shower. Sleeps 6. $7,400 Firm. Call (203) 235-2372

27’ TRAVEL CAMPER 1995 Very Nice Condition-Inside & Out New Tires. $4,500

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*Ads must be placed online or by coupon. Phone orders will be charged $9.95. *1 item per ad, 1 ad per household per week & the price must be included. *No commercial/tag sale ads.

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CHEVY CRUZE LT 2012 Was 22,895 NOW 16,995 Save $4500 off MSRP Stock # 4811L12 Proof of Job, Proof of Address and Blasius Will Give You a Loan 100% Guaranteed

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Stock# 13-978A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

(203) 818-3300

LAWN & GARDEN

The bargains to be found in Marketplace are real heart stoppers!

TORO 5100-D ReelMaster $2,600 TORO 4000-D Reelmaster 4x4. $5,000 TORO 5400-D $2,600 Gulf Tractors, Very good Machines Call for more info 203 535-9817

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES $150 QUEEN MATTRESS SET: Brand name and brand new. Still in the plastic. Call/Text Jim 860-709-7667 4 PC Hard Rock Maple, Jenny Lind Collection. Twin Headboard & Frame. 5 & 4 Drawer Chest, Matching Wall Mirror. Excellent Condition. $350 (203) 269-0646

AFFORDABLE

Ask for Darrell

Kia Sportage LX 2006

Summer Programs & Lessons Rosehaven Stables, LLC Meriden www.rosehavenstables.com 203-238-1600

BUICK LACROSSE 2012 $24,998 6 TO CHOOSE FROM SAVE UP TO $11,000 of MSRP STK 27184AQ

Ask for Darrell

City

SUGAR Gliders 2 female white face blond babies. One for $400 or Both for $700. Plus Large Cage Free. 860-462-0728

Proof of Job, Proof of Address and Blasius Will Give You a Loan 100% Guaranteed

MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC. SUV’S

FREE To Good Home Two male cats, one orange tiger one black gray tiger. Good with other cats. In good health. Moving must find a good home. Please call 203-410-2571 Mike

PUREBRED Maltese Puppies. 1 Female & 1 Male. 3 month old, Ready to Go! $700 negotiable. Free Kittens. Call 860-302-5371

Toyota Highlander 2005

(203) 818-3300

PETS & LIVESTOCK

AQHA Registered 16 Hands, Gelding, 14-years old. Family horse. Can be ridden Western or English $3,500. 860-302-3314 ATTENTION DOG OWNERS! Dog Obedience Classes starting July 8 at Cheshire Park & Rec. Bruce Giannetti, Phil Huntington, & Kathy Queen - Instructors. Call 203-272-2743 9am-4pm. After 6pm Call 203-235-4852. BULLDOGS, Chihuahua, Boxers, American Staffordshire Terrier Bulldogs, Bengal Kittens. Mixed Breeds, Rescues Available. $150+ Call (860) 930-4001.

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Appliance Repairs

Will Deliver

203-284-8986 SOMETHING For Everyone Consignment is having a One year anniversary Sale. Everything in the store is 25-50% off. We carry all types of furniture, home goods, appliances, antiques, jewelry and much more. We are located at 95 Main Street in South Meriden CT. Open Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 9-5, and Sun 9-3. Phone 203-440-3604.


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ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED GARY WODATCH Debris Removal Of Any Kind. Homeowners, Contractors. Quick, Courteous Svc. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723 Cell 860558-5430 GARY Wodatch Demolition Svs Sheds, pools, decks, garages. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

Pete In The Pickup Junk Removal and More No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-886-5110

CARPENTRY DOES ur deck need repair or soem TLC? Would u like to add a new deck to ur home? Call for ur free est. 203-715-2301. Fully Lic. & Ins. #0619909. REPAIRS & Replacement Large or Small, int/ext, stairs, railing, decks, entry, door, window, finish basement & complete home improvements. I can fix it. Work Done By Owner. 40+ yr exp. Free est. Ins. 203-238-1449 #578107 www.marceljcharpentier.com

CLEANING SERVICES ALL NATURAL Cleaning, For your office, construction, rental properties. Call us 860-990-9717 www.tiptopmops.com. BUSY MOM’S Cleaning Service No job is too big or too small. Free window svc w/wkly cleaning. Senior disc. 203 687-9411

DECKS

ENHANCE Your Outdoor Living Space with Custom Decks. Also do Roofing, Siding & Gutters CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

ELECTRICAL SERVICE

T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service

SMALL JOBS WELCOME

GUTTERS

GUTTERS DON’T WORK IF THEY’RE DIRTY For gutter cleaning, Call Kevin at (203) 440-3279 Fully insured. CT Reg. #569127

ICE DAMAGE? Seamless Gutters. Gutter repairs. 100% no clog leaf guard system w/lifetime warranty. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

Over 25 years experience. Call today for free estimates. Call 203-440-3535 Ct. Reg. #578887

HANDYPERSONS

A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call - WE DO IT ALL! Free estimates. 203-631-1325 HOME DOCTOR LLC Small to Major Work. Outside, Inside, Plumbing, Remodeling, Roofing. Since 1949. Lawn Care. Call 203-427-7259 Lic #635370

JUNK REMOVAL

Pete In The Pickup Junk Removal and More No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-886-5110

KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING

MARIO’S Masonry. oVer 25 yr exp. retaining walls, sidewalks, steps, chimney, all repair work. no job to small. lic & ins 0614297. 203-565-5904 or 203-271-7917

HOUSE CLEANING

*THE BATHROOM & REMODELING SPECIALIST* cmconstructionct.com 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

COMPLETE Grounds Maintenance. Accepting New Accounts Comm/Res. Fully Ins. Sr Discounts. Call (203) 634-0211 COSTA’S Landscaping. Tree removal, chipper work, climbing, patios, comm/resid mowing, mulch, stone, more. Free scrap removal. CT Reg #635676. (860) 729-2971 or (860) 358-9696. GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430

Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203237-GATE. CT Reg #601060

CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality- Kitchens/Bath Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415

Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★ Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling. ★★★★★★★★

203-639-0032

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Yard Clean-Ups Brush, Branches, Leaves STORM DAMAGE

**JUNK REMOVAL** Appl’s, Furniture, Junk, Debris, etc WE CAN REMOVE ANYTHING Entire house to 1 item removed! FREE ESTIMATES*LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

est today 203 213-6528

A Marketplace ad is an easy way to sell your merchandise, and it’s easy on your wallet, too.

LENA’S MASONRY Family tradition, Over 25 yrs experience. Walkways, stone walls, veneer, brick, concrete, stucco & repairs. Free estimates. Lic. & ins. CT #600890 (203) 732-4544 MARIO’S Masonry. oVer 25 yr exp. retaining walls, sidewalks, steps, chimney, all repair work. no job to small. lic & ins 0614297. 203-565-5904 or 203-271-7917 MNA Services MASONRY and CHIMNEY work. INSPECTIONS. Patios, walls, fireplaces. Chimney relining. Repointing and waterproofing. Fully lic. & ins. SENIOR DISC. FREE estimates. (203) 714-7143 PAUL’S MASONRY New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplaces. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281 SAMMY’S Masonry-Brick, Stone, Blocks, Fireplace, Walkways, Pavers. New jobs & repairs. CT 574337. Ins. 203-558-8989 W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139

SIDING CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-Kitchen/Bath Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415

Gonzalez Construction Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling.

203-639-0032 info@ gonzalezconstructionllc.com Fully Lic & Ins Reg #577319

info@ gonzalezconstructionllc.com Fully licensed/insured. Reg #HIC577319

MEDINA Sewer & Drain Cleaning Services LLC Quality work at affordable prices. 24hr Service. Benny Medina 203-909-1099

POWER WASHING

ROOFING, SIDING WINDOWS AND MORE Free Estimates/Fully Insured Reg #604200/Member BBB 860-645-8899

ROOFING, SIDING WINDOWS AND MORE Free Estimates/Fully Insured Reg #604200/Member BBB 860-645-8899

A-1 Quality Powerwashing HOT WATER, LOW RATES Call Dennis 203-630-0008 Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192

MASONRY

JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Top Quality Work. Full Lawn Maint. Grass Cutting. Comm /Res, Lic/ins #616311 Free

JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We remove Furniture, Appliances, And Entire contents of: Homes*Sheds* Estates* Attics, Basements *Garages, & more. **Spring Yard Clean-ups.** FREE ESTIMATES*LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

LAWN & GARDEN ROTOTILLING Garden Bill with Troy Bilt. No garden too small. (203) 294-1160

203-237-2122

FENCING

PLUMBING

PROFESSIONAL Landscaping Service. We provide landscape design, planting, hedge trimming, mowing, clean ups & more. #0619909. 203-715-2301 biggreenhomeimprovement.com RJ LARESE LANDSCAPING Res/Comm Lawn Maintenance. Spring Clean-Ups. Senior Disc. Free Estimates 203 314-2782 WE WEED GARDENS NORM THE GARDENER Where Gardening’s a Passion (203) 265-1460

ROOFING

PAVING

LANDSCAPING

JUNK REMOVAL

GRADING, Drainage, Foundations, Trucking, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Water/Sewer/Septic. Lic. #1682. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846 MC/Visa Accepted

PAINTING, interior & exterior, power washing, repair/removal of wallpaper, popcorn ceiling & drywall. Lic/hic 0625860. For free est call Mike 860-794-7127.

Over 25 yrs exp. Paving, seal coating, concrete work. CT Reg#0577005. 203-237-6058

C&M CONSTRUCTION

IF You don’t have time to clean your house, call me. I will do everything you wish for a great price. Good job, fully insured. Call Renata (860) 538-7963 or Email: roniowa@wp.pl

EXCAVATING

GRASS CUTTING & Hedge Trimming for $100. Call (203) 630-9832 LAWN Mowing, Spring Clean Ups, hedge trimming, brush, shrub & tree removal. Dump Runs. Junk Removal. Don 203-235-1318

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING

D & G PAVING

HOME IMPROVEMENTS ALL Your Remodeling & Construction Needs! Kitchs, Baths, Painting, Decks, Windows, Doors, Spring Clean Ups. No Job to Small, We do it All! Free Est., 40 yrs in bus. Lic & Insured #539493 (203) 530-1375

LANDSCAPING

(203) 639-1634 TOP SOIL SAND & FILL

FREE Gutter Cleaning w/exterior housewash. Add deck, patio, walkways, walls, windows and receive 10% OFF! 15% off senior discount. 0619909. 203-715-2301 biggreenhomeimprovement.com

POWER WASHING Is Spring Cleaning On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. #569127 Call Kevin 203-440-3279 POWERWASHING Houses, decks, fences. Local co., satisfaction guar. Insured. Olsen Oil & Power Washing 203-272-2699

The Powerwashing Kings Others Wash - We Clean! A Pressureless Wash Gutter black lines & Streaks Green Mold, Black Mildew, Dirt, Grease & Grime - GONE! 203-631-3777 860-839-1000 thepowerwashingkings.com

ROOFING

ROOF CLEANING Remove unwanted fungus, algae streaks, moss from your homes roof today. Full Lic. & Ins #0619909. 203-715-2301

BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil, Fill, Sand & Stone, Mulch. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846

TREE SERVICES

Roofing, Siding, Windows, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192

(203) 639-1634 ROOFS R US LLC. We will beat any quote! Remodeling, Windows, Repairs, Siding. Since 1949. Decks, Gutters, & Additions 203-427-7259 Lic #635370

SERVICES OFFERED Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203237-GATE. CT Reg #601060

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING

T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC

A-1 QUALITY PAINTING

C&M CONSTRUCTION

All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service

Specializing in Wood/Aluminum siding. Low rates. Reg#533474. Call Dennis 203-630-0008

*THE ROOFING SPECIALIST* 10% OFF cmconstructionct.com 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

SMALL JOBS WELCOME

203-237-2122

BOUSQUET LANDSCAPING Stump Grinding and or Removal. Call (203) 886-6022 COSTA’S Landscaping. Tree removal, chipper work, climbing, patios, comm/resid mowing, mulch, stone, more. Free scrap removal. CT Reg #635676. (860) 729-2971 or (860) 358-9696. GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 33 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 lavignestreeservicellc.com NEW England Tree Service LLC, fully licensed & insured. Top quality work, 24 hr storm service. Refs avail. Free est. CT Reg 0608736. Call (203) 699-TREE


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The Cheshire Citizen — Thursday, July 4, 2013 FURNITURE & APPLIANCES 52” Square glass top dining table, iron based. Sits 8 people. $200. Call (860) 620-7855

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 10 X 10 STORAGE UNIT Full of Everything you need to start a new home. Includes: Beautiful Leather LR Set, DR, Kitch., BR, & So Much More! EVERYTHING MUST GO ASAP! Pick up required $5,000 OBO Cash Only! Call 203-715-5758 20 SERIOUS PEOPLE TO LOSE 5-100 LBS! Affordable Programs Available! DOCTOR RECOMMENDED! www.healthylife4youtoo.com (203) 715-2779 AIR CONDITIONER Portable. Sylvania, 12,000 BTU. Used once. Asking $200. Call (203) 235-8605 COUCH Large Blue/White Check Clean, Can Deliver $90 860 682-4435 FREE Under Counter style Dishwasher. Good condition. Call to arrange pickup 203-237-0205

OUTDOOR bar with 5 stools. New $1,200. Will sell for $400. Call (203) 238-1977

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH

CTJOBS 1 3x5

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION CLASS Required for CT applicants. $110 Call 203-415-1144

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

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ALL CASH FOR MILITARY ITEMS 203-237-6575 SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS HOT TUB: 5/6 person, 40 jets w/ all options. Never used. Cost $7000, Sacrifice $2950. Can Deliver. 203-232-8778

WANTED TO BUY 1, 2 OR 3 ITEMS OR AN ESTATE

$$$ CA$H $$$

203-237-3025 Estate sale service. Costume Jewelry, Antiques, paintings, Meriden-made items, toys, lamps.

1-2 ITEMS

Right here:

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Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture. 50’s Items. Whole Estates.

203-238-3499 Always Buying All Contents of Estates. Antique, old toys & collectibles. furniture, costume jewelry, etc. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-269-4975 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm


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Thursday, July 4, 2013 — The Cheshire Citizen WANTED TO BUY ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equipment. 860-707-9350

APARTMENTS FOR RENT BERLIN 2 BR, 1.5 Bath ( 1232 Sq Ft.) In Two-Family House. WD Hookup. Granite. Clean. Great Location. Back Yard. $1300. 860 736-1169 or 860 502-5619

Flanders West Apts Southington ALWAYS Buying Hand Tools. Old, Used, and Antique Hand Tools. Carpentry, Machinist, Engraving and Workbench Tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers. Please call Cory 860-322-4367 ALWAYS Buying machinist tool boxes, tools & bench vises. (860) 985-5760

CITY RECYCLING will PAY CASH for scrap steel, copper, aluminum, cars & trucks! CALL 860-522-9273 30 Fishfry St, Hartford, CT

DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Collectibles, Jewelry & Silver. China, Glass, Military, Musical. Anything old & unusual. Single item to an estate.

203-235-8431 DON’T SCRAP YOUR CAR Call Jeff. Will Pay Up To $1000 CASH for your CLUNKER! Damage, Rusted, Broken. (203) 213-1142

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS

Music By Roberta Performance & Instruction. Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome. Piano Lessons Beginner to Intermediate. (203) 630-9295

HOUSES FOR RENT WALLINGFORD 6 RM, 3 BR, 2 Full Baths. HW Flrs, DR, W/D Hookup. Double Driveway. Beautiful Yard! No Pets. Available July 1st. Call 203-284-2077

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts Affordable Housing for qualified applicants 50 yrs of age or older. Amenities Include: Computer Learning Center, TV/ Games Lounge, Laundry Facilities, Off Street Parking, Free Bus Service to local shopping ctrs. On site: Resident Serv. Coord. Small Pets Accepted Please call 860-621-3954 for information. TTY: 711

MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large 2 BR Luxury Condo. Walk in Closet, & Laundry. No pets! $925 + utilities Call 203-245-9493 MERIDEN 1 BR, 1st Floor Attractive Victorian. Walk in Kitchen w/ New Appls. Heat Hot Water included. Bus line. $700. 199 East Main Call 727-565-8362 MERIDEN 1 BR, 2nd Floor New Carpets, Washer & Dryer available. Ample parking. No pets. $800 per month plus Security. 203-376-1259 MERIDEN 1, 2, 3, & 4 BRs Starting at $580/mo. West Side - CLEAN Sec & Refs a must! Off St Parking. No dogs. Sec 8 approved. 1st Month FREE! (203) 537-6137

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd. 2 B R A v ai l ab l e Starting at $800. Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 2 BR W/D Hookup. Gas Heat & HW. No Pets. $875/Month + Security Deposit. 203 715-7508. MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd Flr, New Carpet/Paint, Big & Bright. W/D Hookup, No Pets/Smoking $850/mo. Credit & Background Chk Req. Call (203) 640-4077 MERIDEN Crown Village 2 BR Just renovated. Heat & Hot Water included. Pool access. $995/mo plus sec. Avail immed L & E Prop Mgmt 203-886-8808.

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MERIDEN Crown Village Large 1 BR, Appls, Heat incl. On-site Laundry. Off street parking. Balcony, Swimming Pool. No pets. $775/mo +Dep. 203 634-9149

MERIDEN 2 BR End Unit. Execellent Condition. On Site Laundry. No Pets $925/mo. Call (860) 620-9658

MERIDEN Room Available. First Week Free! Utilities included! $115/Wk. Available Now. Off Street Lighted Parking 203-213-8589

WALLINGFORD 1BR Condo, Eat in Kitchen Large Closets, W/D in Unit. No Pets, No Smoking. $795/mo. Available 7/1 Call 203-213-0474

MERIDEN- Large 1BR w/balcony & swimming pool at Crown Village, 581 Crown Street. $750/mo. including heat & HW. 203-856-6472

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APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN-2 Bedrooms, 2nd Floor 5 Rooms. Stove and Refrigerator Included. Off-street-parking. No pets. $775/month plus security and utilities. 203-605-5691 MERIDEN. 3 BR, 1st flr, recently renovated. Clean, spacious, off st parking. Avail now. $1000. Section 8 approved. Pets considered. 140 Foster St. Walt 203-464-1863. MERIDEN. West side furnished 1st flr studio, includes heat, elec, hw. $180/week plus sec. Call 12noon-8pm (203) 634-1195 www.meridenrooms.com PLAINVILLE 1 BR Excellent Condition. On site Laundry. No Pets. $800/mo. Call 860-983-9688 SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 Room Efficiency. Ideal for seniors and all others. Near I-84. $145/wk. Includes Heat & HW, A/C, Appliances. No smoking. Sec dep & refs req. 860-620-0025 WALLINGFORD 1 BR 1st Fl. 1 year old. Beautiful Eastside location. All utils incl. Pay for phone only. $1100/mo, sec & refs. Avail July 1. 203 284-8035 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 1st Floor. Newly renovated. Stove & refrigerator incl. WD hookup. No Smoking. No pets. $1,000. 203-464-7880 or 203-294-9010 WALLINGFORD 3 BR, 2nd Floor $1000/mo. Refrig & Stove incld. No Pets. Absolutely No Smoking Sec & refs. Avail August 1st Paul (203) 269-6348 WALLINGFORD. 2 BR Townhouse, Elm Hill Dr area, no pets, no smoking. $975/mo plus utils. Includes trash. 1 mos sec & credit check, off st parking. Available Aug 7. Gene Fontanella RE 203-265-2299.

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Includes Heat, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. East Side. Off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or www.Meridenrooms.com

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Satellite TV. Short Stay/Daily/ Wkly. On Bus Line. 203-239-5333

MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE MERIDEN/WALLINGFORD Newer Double Wide. 2 BR, 2 BA, Central Air, Mint Condition in Up Scale Park. $79,900! Call 203-799-7731 Also available, Brand New 2 BR in Upscale Park. $59,900! Financing Available. Call 203-799-7731

HELP WANTED AMINISTRATIVE PT 30hrs/wk Req. exp. w/Quickbooks, Microsoft & scheduling software. Strong customer service skills a must. Send resume to: oilsix@bchvac.necoxmail.com

HELP WANTED APARTMENT MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Maintenance Technician position for apartment community in Hamden area. Must live on site. Duties include: apartment turnover, fulfilling work orders, general property maintenance, & 24-hour on call rotation. Experience preferred in plumbing, electrical, carpentry, & HVAC. Competitive pay & benefits. A thorough background check & drug screening is required for employment. Qualified Candidate Please Fax Resume to 203-407-0390 or email to: joanna@tagcos.com APARTMENT MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Maintenance Technician position for apartment community in Hamden area. Must live on site. Duties include: apartment turnover, fulfilling work orders, general property maintenance, & 24-hour on call rotation. Experience preferred in plumbing, electrical, carpentry, & HVAC. Competitive pay & benefits. A thorough background check & drug screening is required for employment. Qualified Candidate Please Fax Resume to 203-407-0390 or email to: joanna@tagcos.com.

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR DELIVERY CARRIERS WANTED Come join our fast growing team of contracted adult carriers who earn up to $13,000.00 annually delivering newspapers for up to 2 hours in the early morning. It is a great way to subsidize your annual income without interfering with your regular job or quality time at home. If you are interested in being contracted on a route or being a substitute in Wallingford, Meriden, Southington or Cheshire -

Be the first to get on the list to contract a route Please call Record-Journal Circulation

(203) 634-3933 HELP WANTED

COOK Grill Person with experience needed. FT/PT. Days only. Good pay. Call (203) 294-0231

CHEMICAL OPERATOR HS diploma required. 2+ yrs experience. Great pay & benefits! BYK USA, 524 S. Cherry St. Wallingford Fax: 203.303.3286 DRIVER CDL Driver needed for Sitework Company. Must have a minimum Class B license currently. Triaxle Dump Truck experience required. Please fax resume to 203-630-1998, email to HR@LaRosaBG.com or apply in person at LaRosa Earth Group, 163 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT. Women, minorities & others encouraged to apply. AA/EEO EQUIPMENT Operators needed for Sitework Company. Must be able to operate excavators, dozers, skid steers, earth rollers, etc. Must have knowledge of required daily equipment maintenance Please fax resume to 203-630-1998, email to HR@LaRosaBG.com or apply in person at LaRosa Earth Group, 163 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT. Women, minorities & others encouraged to apply. AA/EEO EXPERIENCED CONTROL PANEL TECHNICIAN 1. Must have the ability to read/understand electrical schematics. 2. Must be able to assemble and wire machine controls panels. 3. Control panel a plus 4. AutoCAD electrical experience a plus. Please email resume to: info@amertool.com

LANDSCAPER Experienced Groundskeeper to maintain lawn and shrub pruning and snow plowing at luxury apartment complexes. Work to include mowing, trimming, edging, mulching, planting, weeding, etc. Require use of hand held and other landscape equipment including x-mark, scagg. Competitive rates and benefit package. Valid Driver’s License and transportation to work. Qualified Candidate Please Fax Resume to 203-4070390 or E-Mail: Joanna@tagcos.com MACHINE Design Engineer 1. Min 2 years of mechanical design experience using SolidWorks (or equivalent). 2. Ability to manage projects from concept to completion. 3. Comfortable designing mechanics (such as test and assembly equipment, automated equipment, fixtures and tooling, etc.). 4. Good communication skills. 5. Knowledge of electro-mechanics peuematics a plus. For the right Candidate we offer a competitive salary, benefits package, and a wealth of experience. Please email resume to: info@amertool.com PART TIME Home Health Care agency seeking CNAs for per diem work. Transportation a must. Please call 203-697-1030 for more info or apply online at: http:// ck749.ersp.biz/employment

HELP WANTED OPTOMETRY Tech/Reception/ Optical FT in Hamden office. No exp required, will train. Thurs eve and Sat hours. Email hamdeneyedocs@gmail.com Seeking a full-time Database Administrator Requirements: ● Applicant needs to be self motivated, energetic, and a team player for a very fast paced, growing Company. ● Applicants must have 1-2 years experience. Knowledge of Mailing Industry is beneficial. ●Proficient in Microsoft Access and VBA Responsibilities: ●Integrate specific procedures for loading/transferring data from external sources into our product database records. ●Update existing product data base records with annually updated data. Matching of source records to existing records from year to year is a must. ● Enhance existing database records for the presentation of a high quality personalized direct mail piece. ● Ability to meet deadlines assigned by Manager. ●Ability to multi-task simultaneously and work well under pressure to make sure project goals and deadlines are met and are of the highest quality. ● Ability to pay attention to details and be flexible with the schedule as needed. Forward resume to Robert LeBel Letter Concepts, Inc. P.O. Box 436, Berlin, CT 06037 or email to robertlb@letterconcepts.com Letter Concepts, Inc.

MEDICAL CAREERS NURSE Needed Full Time RN for Busy Pediatric Office. Experience Preferred. Fax Resume to: (203) 265-3321

HELP WANTED PT WAREHOUSE WORKER AM Hours! Forklift Experience, 15-20 hr/wk. Call: 860-829-8881 PT/TIME Office/Receptionist Wlfd Car Dealership (203) 284-8989 Fax 203-269-1114 SHIFT SUPERVISOR RETAIL MATERIAL HANDLER SALES ASSOCIATES Needed for our Wallingford Goodwill Store. Must be able to work night/weekend/holiday hours as needed. Competitive pay w/benefits for FT positions Please apply in person to: 1145 North Colony Rd. Wallingford EOE/AA - M/F/D/V WELDER/FABRICATOR Experience preferred. Must be able to work from blueprints. Work with steel/alum./stainless. Excellent wages and benefits. Apply in person or by mail 95 Corporate Dr. Southington, CT 06489 EOE

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