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Despite opposition, Solan raise OK’d By Jesse Buchanan Record-Journal staff

From left, Betty Ann Hardy, Mary Lou Greer and Helen Taylor cheer after the American team scored during the women’s Word Cup championship game on Sunday, July 7. The family gathered at Elim Park retirement community to watch Taylor's granddaughter, Alyssa Naeher, the team's goalie. Photos by Devin Leith-Yessian, Record-Journal

Family gathers to watch Naeher win World Cup By Devin Leith Yessian Record-Journal staff

Even when her granddaughter was only 5-years-old and kicking a soccer ball around the yard, Helen Taylor could tell sports would play a big part in her life. But Taylor could never have imagined she would be watching her granddaughter – American goalie Alyssa Naeher – and her teammates win the World Cup Sunday by defeating Netherlands 20.

Naeher’s aunts Mary Lou Greer and Betty Ann Hardy leaned forward in their seats and cheered every time their niece made a save.

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During the vote on a raise for Superintendent of Schools Jeff Solan, the board was divided between critics and supporters of his performance over the past year following the suicide of an 11year-old student and complaints of bullying by the public. Both Solan and Chief Operating Officer Vincent Masciana received pay increases of 2.75 percent for the current fiscal year, with Masciana’s raise retroactive to Jan. 1. Solan will make $184,320 this year and Masciana $155,935.

“I knew she’d be something, but I didn’t know she’d be a professional,” said the 100year-old Taylor, who watched the game at Elim Park retirement community with family and friends.

“If I fell like that I’d be broken,” Greer said after a diving save by Naeher.

The Board of Education last week approved contract extensions and raises for two top administrators, but not without opposition from some members.

Helen Taylor cheers during Sunday’s championship game.

school experience. Board member Marlena Soble said comSolan plaints from parents aired at a March forum on school climate was “eye opening” in regards to bullying issues, but that problems weren’t related to Solan. “He has acknowledged areas where there have been mistakes,” Soble said during Tuesday school board meeting. “He has taken criticism, he has taken outright hostility from the public and the board. He has handled all those situations in a calm, professional manner. I think he has earned a salary increase.” Three board members, two Republicans and a Democrat, voted against a raise for Solan.

The four board members, all Democrats, who voted in favor of raising Solan’s pay said that under his ad- Tony Perugini, a board Republican, voted for a conministration, test scores tract extension for Solan have risen and that most students have a good

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Doolittle principal hired Doolittle has students in grades 1 to 6.

The Board of Education recently hired a new principal for Doolittle School.

Superintendent of Schools Jeff Solan said O’Brien, a Cheshire resident, has worked her entire career in Ansonia and was named teacher of the year in 2003. O’Brien and other candidates met with teachers, parents and other staff during the selection process.

Amy O’Brien, currently principal of Mead School in Ansonia, will fill the position that opened when Russ Hinckley returned to teaching. Board and district administrators praised O’Brien’s experience and approach to school communities.

After an 11-year-old Doolittle student committed suicide on Dec. 23, the school hosted several meetings about bullying and efforts to improve school culture.

Board Chairwoman Kathryn Hallen was impressed with O’Brien’s warmth, compassion and intelligence. “Amy, in my view, stood head and shoulders above the other candidates,” she said. During the July 2 meeting, the school board also ap-

proved a contract with the 200 members of the instructional assistants union, which includes hall monitors, teaching assistants and other non-certified instructors. The three-year contract increases wages by just over $100,000 each year. The district’s chief operating officer, Vincent Masciana, said the recently-passed minimum wage hike required pay increases in the later years of the contract. “The wage proposal that is before you does comply with where we need to be in each of the successive years to meet the minimum wage,” he said to board members. The contract was approved unanimously. The board also voted to extend the contracts for Solan and Masicana.

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The History Hound visits Mixville Recreation area By Mitzi Romano

(Mitzi Romano and the History Hound (AKA Maverick) are back for another round of Tails of the History Hound – originally created for the Cheshire Historical Society. Today’s Tail is about Mixville Recreation area. If you have never been, your GPS navigation will get you there if you enter 1300 Notch Road, Cheshire, CT 06410.)

When we arrived at Mixville Park, we immediately climb to the top of the sledding hill and look down at the pond. Around 1830, William Mix operated several small shops in this area, with water rights to the Ten Mile River. He made pewter spoons and cutlery. To smooth the rough metal, he invented a rag buff-wheel of several layers of cloth bolted together on a rapidly revolv-

History Hound gazes down at Mixville Recreation area from the top of the hill.

ing shaft. This process became so successful and well-known that this area became known as Rag Hollow. It wasn’t until 1846, when John and Titus Mix moved their company to this area that it became known as Mixville. In fact, John Mix was responsible for the creation of the 12-acre pond, when he built a dam to hold back the stream that flowed down from Prospect. Since the stream flowed through many farmers’ lands, he had to get their permission to flood parts of those lands. They agreed to allow him to hold back the stream until the water reached a mark that was cut into one of the rock slabs near the top of the dam. By the late 1800s, much of this land was owned by the Murphy family and the pond was known B:8.7” as Murphy’s Pond. T:8.7” In the 1930s,

The trolley bridge over Notch Road. Many folks mistakenly think it’s a railroad bridge.

the family charged admission to use the pond and built a bathhouse with approximately 16 changing rooms. There was even a beverage stand on the property. In the 1950s, a day camp called “Camp Jolly”

was held on the property. [Note: Cheshire’s Matt Bowman commented that he believed Camp Jolly was across the street from Mixville pond. “The pond was built to store water to power Con-

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Enjoying the jewels of Fresh Meadows By Jeanne Chesanow

bits of glass, metal, and plastic remain here and there. The footprint was nothing unusual. Probably some rain had fallen and a dog and his walker had passed by on the muddy trail.

(A former Cheshire Land Trust president, Jeanne Chesanow, wrote this “Nature Notes” story when she served on the Education and Outreach Committee. She was inspired by a walk at I found out that the “plant” I CLT’s Fresh Meadows had seen was not a plant; it Wildlife Sanctuary on Cook was a lichen with an operatHill Road.) ic name – Cladonia cristaAs I was walking in Fresh bella, commonly known as Meadows, I noticed someBritish Soldiers. thing sparkling on the I had seen lichens on stones ground ahead of me. As I and tree bark and had adcame closer I saw – all in a mired their intricate texsmall space – a deeply intures, but I didn’t know how dented human bootprint, a unusual and useful they dog’s pawprint, some sparkling green and red glass are. They are a threesome – a fungus, an alga and a shards, and the edge of a gray rock with a plant grow- yeast. None of the three can survive on their own. But toing on it. gether they can do amazing The ”plant” had bright red things like creating new “berries” and even though I soil. They can transfer nitroknew the names of lots of gen from the air to the soil wild plants, I drew a blank in a form usable by plants, on this one. The glistening they break down old wood, green and red bits of glass returning nutrients to the were familiar; here and there soil, and can grow on bare all around the preserve are rock, eventually (meaning in remainders of what was a century or so) dissolving tossed there over the years: the rock and creating minute 10 truck and trailer loads of bits of soil. The algae partner trash were removed from the can use the sun’s energy to meadow when the Land Trust acquired it. But tiny See Nature, A8

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Five-town transfer station contract renewed By Matthew Zabierek Record-Journal staff

central location for the five towns involved.

Five area municipalities under contract to send waste to Covanta Energy’s transfer station in Wallingford have opted to renew their agreement with Covanta for five years after exploring other options.

“Quite frankly, when you look at the comparison of other transfer stations and their tipping fees, this is by far the least expensive of the transfer stations” in close proximity, Meriden City Manager Tim Coon said.

The municipalities — Meriden, Wallingford, Cheshire, North Haven, and Hamden — decided renewing with Covanta made the most sense financially after hiring a consultant last year to explore other options.

Some transfer stations in the geographical area charge upwards of $80 to $90 per ton, according to North Haven First Selectman Michael Freda, who chairs a board overseeing the regional trash partnership.

Municipal officials said the $70 per ton fee to dispose of trash at the Wallingford plant is among the lowest in the state. They also cited the

The five municipalities collectively send about 50,000 tons of trash to the transfer station annually. They are currently under a 20-year

contract with Covanta that is set to expire in July 2020. The contract includes two five-year renewal options and gives the towns a deadline of June 30 to notify Covanta of their intent. The towns hired a consultant last year to review the current contract and identify possible alternatives. The review, officials said, concluded the current agreement was the most viable option.

‘Working well’ “It would appear we have something that’s working well and there aren’t obvious other choices available,” said Wallingford Mayor William W. Dickinson Jr. Dickinson said there were

many “unknowns” associated with changing trash processors, including rising fees, dwindling trash capacity and uncertainty in the recycling market. “There’s just a lot of change and new circumstances … and to try to spend money on looking further at something, it just doesn’t seem in our interest if we’re receiving good service and” comparatively low tipping fees, Dickinson said. Earlier this year, Covanta assigned its contract for the operation of the Wallingford transfer station to another entity — Country Holdings LLC — meaning Covanta essentially subcontracted operation of the facility.

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In the past, Covanta has expressed a desire to shut the Wallingford station because it has seen a declining volume of trash, making it less profitable. In 2016, Covanta proposed closing the Wallingford transfer station and moving its trash processing from Wallingford to the company’s trash-to-energy facility in Bristol. Despite financial incentives offered by Covanta, the five municipalities rejected the offer.

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Farmers market will last a full season this year There’s nothing like fresh produce. Sure, one can find an assortment of fruits and vegetables at the local grocery store. Some of it might even be tasty.

Tim White publicizes his intention to run for the BOE during a recent outing in Cheshire. Joy VanderLek, For The Citizen

Campaign season begins Although Board of Education elections are not until November, BOE candidate Tim White took time on one of the final days of June to announce his intent to passing motorists at the corner of the Maple Avenue and West Main Street. There are seven seats on the BOE and four seats are open in the upcoming election. Caucuses for both parties will be held approximately the fourth week of July. White went through the Cheshire public school system, has a degree from Bryant University, in business administration/accounting, and a masters degree in environmental management and a masters at Yale School of Forestry. He

is employed by Yale University as an accountant. White formerly served on the Cheshire Town Council, 4th district, for a number of years. He and his wife, Connie, live in town with their two children, son Devin and daughter Maddie, who will attend Norton Elementary in the fall. "My motivators on the council included transparency, accountability, responsiveness and effective long-term planning," said White. "I view all of that as lacking with the current BOE. I'm convinced that we can do better." – Joy VanderLek

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But anyone who has ever bitten into a juicy tomato just plucked from the Earth by a farmer and tasted that natural sweetness knows that there is nothing like it. That’s why farmers markets have become all the rage across the country. Cheshire got in on the act last year, opening its first farmers market late in the season. Residents could stop by the parking lot at Cheshire Parks and Recreation to pick up their corn or carrots, and maybe even peruse some crafts, as well. Now, the market is set to open again, and this time it will last a full season. Be-

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cause everyone got a late start last year — the market didn’t open until August — it seemed to take a while for people to catch on that something new and interesting was available. By the time the market began picking up some steam, summer was fading into fall and the whole operation was shutting down for the year. This time, the town is doing things on schedule. The plan is to open the market this month and run it through September. Those who love their produce will have plenty of time to stock up between now and when the weather begins to chill once again. But the market will, like all things, only be as successful as the people allow it to be. If residents don’t turn out, vendors won’t either. After all, this is still about

land’s Lost Ski Areas Project website, this would be the “Mixville Tow.” This was a From A3 one-rope tow ski area, started by several Yale students. solidated. there's anothThe tow operations were suser dam further north, pended sometime in the use to be called Bermid-1970s. According to nick's pond or Depavia's one-time Mixville skier and pond depending on how local resident Judith Schumlong you've been ski Radder, the operation around. After the lower was stopped, “because the dam was a canal that ran rope was stolen several times to a valve box, that's apin a short period of time and proximately across the it wasn't considered worth street from Councilreplacing it yet again. My man's Falk's home on kids and I had so much fun Mixville Rd. from there it sledding on that hill.” was piped to Consolidated,” he said.The Town purchased the property in 1961 to use as a park. Abandoned rope tow equipment At the top of the sledding hill, we found remnants of an old ski tow. According to New Eng-

supply and demand. If the demand isn’t there, the supply will dry up fast. We hope that doesn’t happen. Cheshire has some wonderful local growers who are expected to attend the market, ready to meet the customers where they are. They are offering products you can’t find in many other places … quality products, that is. When things kick off, the hope is that the public will be there with smiles on their faces and bags ready to be filled. Residents can come out, enjoy a summer evening, and go home with healthy produce for that night’s meal or the next day’s breakfast. Want the market to last? Make sure you’re a regular customer and it’s bound to return, year after year.

Culvert with painted French flag Taking a path to the bridge (see photo), we wondered, “What is a bridge doing out here in the middle of the woods?” Well, at one time, this wasn’t the middle of the woods, but the path of the trolley line from Waterbury to Cheshire. Cheshire was actually the transfer point between cars on the New Haven-Waterbury line and the Cheshire-Milldale shuttle. Waterbury cars stopped running in 1934, while the Milldale and New Haven cars stopped in 1936. The old trolley line is now just a pleasant hiking trail.


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Tree I.D. walk Chris Fagan will lead a tree identification walk Sunday, July 21, 1:30 p.m., at Quinnipiac Valley Audubon Society’s Riverbound Farm Museum and Nature Center located at 1881 Cheshire St. The casual trail walk will cover diverse habitats, as Fagan identifies and discuss-

es an assortment of trees and their many benefits. The event is free and open to the public. Wear shoes appropriate for outdoor activities. Rain will cancel the walk only. The nature center is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 203-634-1911 or visit quinnipiacvalleyaudubon.org.

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IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A NEW DAYCARE AND PRESCHOOL PROGRAM WE WELCOME NEW AND TRANSFER CHILDREN

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Amazon fulfillment center set to open this summer economy, by welcoming these changes and making sure we can make it happen for Amazon and a lot of othNORTH HAVEN – Local and ers,” Gov. Ned Lamont said. state officials got a behindThe 855,000-square-foot fathe-scenes look June 20 at cility was built on the former Amazon’s new robotic fulfill- site of Pratt & Whitney off ment center, which is exRoute 5. pected to open later this Once it is fully operational, summer. the center will be able to “This is how we continue to ship a million items per day during peak periods. modernize and grow our By Bailey Wright Record-Journal staff

“In this particular building, we’re capable of storing tens of millions of units ... and we want to be able to manage that as effectively as possible to get it in and ultimately pick, pack and ship it as fast as possible to our customers,” said Richard Dyce, the fulfillment center’s director of operations.

The “economic development multiplier effect of the synergies that are created with other businesses doing business with Amazon really have helped ignite the optimism, the hope of our community in this region,” Freda said.

about 1,800 jobs for the center. Positions will be posted online in early July and job seekers will have to fill out an application and attend a hiring event hosted by Workforce Alliance, which helped Amazon fill positions in Wallingford.

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During a tour of the facility, Dyce explained the 400 different “stations” where employees, assisted by robots, will prepare products to be shipped across the country.

Amazon is looking to fill

The North Haven fulfillment center is the second in the state, about 100,000 square feet smaller than the Windsor center. Amazon also has a sorting center in Wallingford, a delivery station in Bristol and an Amazon Air Hub in Hartford. First Selectman Michael Freda, Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz and state lawmakers joined Dyce and Lamont on the tour. Freda thanked the Amazon representatives for opening the center in North Haven and said the town and state will continue to be the facility’s biggest “cheerleader.”

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The chamber’s board hired Barbara Hekeler to fill the

Hekeler, a Cheshire Hekeler resident, was the chamber’s executive director

at the chamber on the inter- cheerleader for local businal structure of the organiza- nesses, Hekeler said. tion,” she said. Hekeler first took the execuHekeler will also be looking tive director job in her 20s. to hire and fill vacant posiIn some cases she’s seen tions. The chamber had a three generations of local number of recent deparbusiness owners. tures. “Their children and grandEmbrace the mission children are now running the businesses,” she said of “She will be able to jump Membership in the Southowners she knew during her right into the position and ington Chamber of Comfirst tenure. gain ground immediately merce has declined by about jbuchanan@record-journal.com with moving the Chamber half over the past four years, 203-317-2230 forward in a positive manner according to Lisa Jansson, Twitter: @JBuchananRJ — from strengthening our the chamber’s former events member base to forming and communications coorcivic and community partdinator who left at the end nerships,” Miceli wrote in a of May. Jansson and other statement announcing the former chamber employees hire. cited an increase in fees for From A41 chamber membership as a Hekeler’s official first day reason for the drop. tions director for Workforce was July 9, but Miceli said Alliance, said five events are Hekeler had already begun Hekeler hopes that new working. chamber employees will love planned in North Haven, Wallingford, Durham, New coming to work. “She’s already heading into Haven and Meriden. the office today and check“We need to have a staff in Amazon anticipated posting ing in,” Miceli said July 1. place that understands the the North Haven openings “She’s just so ready to get underlying principles of the by July 8, according to Harristarted.” organization, the function,” she said. “I really want a staff son. Hekeler said board and who is going to embrace the After completing an applicachamber members suggestorganization of the chamber tion, candidates will need to ed she apply for the posiof commerce with as much watch a video and complete tion. passion and enthusiasm and a drug test, but could leave “I’m really going to be understanding as I do.” the hiring event with a job spending my first few weeks offer, which would be conThe chamber should be a tingent on the results of the drug test and background check. from 1993 to 1999 before resigning to raise her twin daughters. Dawn Miceli, board chairwoman, was impressed with Hekeler’s experience and knowledge of the town and its businesses. During her tenure, the chamber tripled its membership and posted surpluses.

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Cathy Hellreich, a board member and former chairwoman, said the past year has been difficult for Solan “personally and professionally.” She argued that he took action following the student’s death and has regularly detailed those new efforts at board meetings. “We’ve seen a lot of action even though some people don’t see it that way,” Hellreich said. “I have a lot of trust and faith in him that the school climate will improve.”

Relatives of American goalie Alyssa Naeher cheer during Sunday’s World Cup championship game.

Naeher From A1

Taylor said her granddaughter’s success is the result of dedication and practice. “She plays with all of her heart,” Taylor said. “I’m just very proud of her.” Naeher got her start in soccer while attending the

sports, whatever it was.”

Christian Heritage School in Trumbull, where she also played basketball. She went on to play at Penn State University and then with the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League.

The entire family was proud to see all that hard work pay off. “When she wants something she trains hard for it,” said Naeher’s cousin Lorna Tyrell. “You couldn’t do it without the raw talent, but I think her determination has a lot to do with it.”

“Ever since she was a little girl, she’s had a ball in her hand playing with her twin sister,” said uncle Dan Greer. “She just loved playing

Solan said he was glad to continue his 14-year relationship with the school district. “I am looking forward to building on our successes and growing where we need to in order to continue to ensure that the Cheshire Public Schools remain an incredible place to learn and work,” he said.

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Neeta Vatti, a board Democrat, opposed contract extensions for both Masciana and Solan. The district’s two top administrators have three-year contracts that are typically renewed in the final year. Vatti wanted to see contracts with definitive terms and successor agreements reached rather than constant renewals. She also felt the raises were “a bit high.” Perugini supported Masciana’s raise and contract extension, saying his efforts on district contracts have saved money. “Vincent delivers results. I think he’s one of the most valuable employees we have in the district. Two point seven-five percent is a drop in the bucket compared to what he does for us,” Perugini said. Hellreich said contract extensions are common among educators. “It’s more like a vote of confidence,” she said. Not renewing the contract is “basically telling them, go look for a job.”

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Farmers market returns The Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a ribbon-cutting for the town’s farmers market that opens today, July 11. The market will take place at 559 S. Main Street, the Parks and Recreation Department building.

dinator for the department, said the list of vendors is still growing as word gets out about the event. Last year's abbreviated pilot program took place over four weeks.

The ribbon cutting is scheduled for 4 p.m. The chamber It’s the second year for the is requesting an RSVP and farmers market, which was can be reached at 203-272restarted by the former parks 2345. director. Barbara Costello, therapeutic recreation coor- – Jesse Buchanan

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9 a.m.: Crafty Ladies; 9:30 a.m.: Zumba Gold I; 10:15 a.m.: Moderate Exercise; 10:30 a.m.: Cheshire Readers’ Book Club; 12:30 p.m.: Pinochle; 1 p.m.: Bingo, Chair Yoga, Trip presentation – Costa Rica; 1 to 2:30 p.m.: Blood Pressure Screenings.

Travel Club Office closed.

Wednesday, July 17 9:30 a.m.: Pilates; 10 a.m.: Wii Bowling League; 10:30 a.m.: Balance and coordination class; 11:30 a.m.: Get fit with Brenda II; 12 p.m.: Mah Jongg; 12:45 p.m.: Nickel, Nickel; 1 p.m.: Bingo, Busy Bees Crafts, Tai Chi beginner.

9 a.m.: Walking club, weather permitting; 10 a.m.: Line dancing – Intermediate; 10:30 a.m. I Phone 101 –workshop; 11 a.m.: Line dance beginner; 11:30 p.m. Tech Thursday; 12:15 p.m.: Gentle Therapeutic Exercise; 12:30 p.m.: Scrabble; 1 p.m.: Sherlock Holmes Society, Whist; 6 p.m.: Setback League. Friday, July 19 9:30 a.m.: Zumba Gold II; 10 a.m.: Cheshire Key-Note Singers; 10:30 a.m.: Art/ Painting Class; 12:30 p.m.: Bridge; 12:45 Setback (players must be seated by 12:30;) 1 p.m.: Current Events and More Discussion Group.

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the onsite “Career Choice” program, which offers 95 percent pre-paid tuition for certified programs, even if they are unrelated to Amazon careers. “At Amazon we are extremely proud to have continuing education,” Dyce said. “Anybody who walks within these doors, we want to be able to help them potentially walk out better off as a result of being here.” State Rep. David Yaccarino, state Rep. Vincent Candelora, state Sen. Len Fasano, state Sen. Martin Looney, and Selectwoman Sally Buemi also attended the tour. bwright@record-journal.com 203-317-2316

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Whether it’s a celebration, date night, or just grabbing a bite to eat, this list of local restaurants is sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Find great local eats - MenusCT.com Adelphia Café 476 Washington Avenue North Haven, CT 06473 203-535-0149 Family owned/operated. Former proprietors of the Neptune Diner in Wallingford. Extensive menu for all tastes. Breakfasts, luncheons and special dinners. All baking on premises.

Athena II Diner

320 Washington Ave, North Haven, CT 06473 203.239.0663 www.athena2diner.com Open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Serving breakfast, lunch, & dinner. Accept Q Cards. Serving North Haven for 30 years. Daily specials and full liquor available.

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Fire at the Ridge Restaurant & Lounge

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611 N Colony Road Wallingford, CT 06492 (203) 269-9507 colonydiner.com Wallingford’s place to go for old-fashioned breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Proudly serving up delicious and hearty meals daily. Voted Best Diner 4 years running by Record Journal. Open seven days. Breakfast served all day.

99 Powder Hill Road Middlefield, CT 06455 (860) 852-5444 www.fireattheridge.com

Open Wed-Sunday: Noon - 10 pm. Happy Hour & Bar Bites everyday 3-6 pm. Live Music Saturday nights 7-10 pm. Sunday Brunch 11-2 pm

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VINYL SIDING SPECIAL Ranchs, Capes $7,800. Free est.Repairs. Lic & Ins. w/ ref. Hann’s On 860-563-2001.

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SPRING 2019

PROUDLY PRESENTED BY

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Athletes

AMANDA ADDESSO

MIKAYLA CROWLEY

RYAN CYR

MARK DELLOSTRITTO BOYS GOLF

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

GPA: 4.589 Highlights: Year-round distance runner throughout CHS career; senior captain; four-time All-SCC cross country; state qualifier 4x800. Extracurriculars: National Honor Society; All-SCC Academic; will major in International Affairs and French in college.

GPA: 4.6 Highlights: All-SCC Second Team; midfielder on Cheshire’s 17-3 lacrosse team; SCC Field Hockey Player of the Year. Extracurriculars: Distinguished Honors; National Honor Society; graduated top 4 percent of class; will major in Bio-Medical Engineering in college.

GPA: 3.679 Highlights: Outfielder for Cheshire’s 2018 Class LL state champion and 2019 state semifinalist teams; batted .361 this spring. Extracurriculars: CIAC Scholar-Leader Award; Kiwanis Leadership Award; Leadership Advisory Council; will play at the University of Rhode Island.

GPA: 4.525 Highlights: Cheshire’s No. 2 golfer for most of the year; shot seasonlow 42 at The Farms County Club.

GPA: 4.879 Highlights: Senior captain, multiposition player for Cheshire’s SCC championship and Class M state runner-up team. Extracurriculars: Symphony orchestra concert master; vice president Young Democrats Club; Math League; magician; going to Cal-Berkeley.

GIRLS TRACK

GIRLS LACROSSE

MIA JUODAITIS SOFTBALL

GPA: 3.65 Highlights: All-State, All-Conference & All-RJ shortstop; SCC and state Player of the Year; also All-Conference & All-RJ in volleyball, basketball. Extracurriculars: Will attend Providence College and play softball; 1,000-point scorer in basketball; All-SCC Academic in softball and basketball.

BASEBALL

MICHAEL PAPA

Extracurriculars: Four-year class president; six years community service through YMCA Leaders Club; Marching Band & Marching Band Student Executive Board; going to Vanderbilt.

GPA: 3.199 Highlights: Senior midfielder, four goals.

JAY HALTERMAN BOYS TRACK

GPA: 4.4 Highlights: All-State and SCC Scholar-Athlete. Extracurriculars: Eagle Scout; graduated in three years; will major in Computer Science in college.

LUCY PELLEGRINO

NATE PISANI

JENNY WANG

GPA: 4.683 Highlights: Senior co-captain of Cheshire team that placed second in the SCC and advanced to the CIAC state tournament. Extracurriculars: National Honor Society; Mu Alpha Theta; Junior State of America; Frederick Douglass & Susan B. Anthony awards; will major in Veterinary Science.

GPA: 3.66 Highlights: Four-year soccer player, three-year tennis player, senior captain in each. Extracurriculars: Ran blood drives at CHS; assisted in staging Winter Festival; heading to University of Delaware to major in Nursing and Health Services.

GPA: 4.955 Highlights: No. 1 doubles, All-State as State Open quarterfinalist; All-RJ & All-SCC Second Team in volleyball. Extracurriculars: U.S. Congressional Award (bronze); Junior State of America (Northeast Governor); Cheshire Superintendent’s Award; going to Wellesley College.

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