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The Cheshire



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Volume 1, Number 2

Cheshire’s Hometown Newspaper

Discover nature’s gifts at Riverbound Farm Sanctuary


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Council to residents: Give bins a chance Size of new 96-gallon receptacles a concern for some By Andrew Ragali The Cheshire Citizen While support for the automated recycling program, set to begin at the end of November was strong, residents at a Sept. 11 public information session overwhelmingly opposed the size of the recep-

tacles. The session was held before a regular Town Council meeting. The council was happy to see members of the public voice their opinions, but all five who spoke opposed the 96-gallon recycling bins. About 8,000 See Bins, page 5

CHS Ram Band well prepared for season ahead

Citizen photo by Joy VanderLek

Quinnipiac Valley Audubon Society President Loretta Victor, right, with QVAS VicePresident Eric Eichorn during a recent clean-up and clearing project at Riverbound Farm Sanctuary. By Joy VanderLek The Cheshire Citizen

Drive too fast and you just might miss it — the unassuming white clapboard house on Cheshire Street. It sits quietly by the side of the road and patiently waits for its next visitor. All that announces its purpose is the small sign that hangs out front: Riverbound Farm Sanctuary. For those who take time to stop, the property is a real gift, one that holds many surprises for those who enjoy the outdoors. On arrival, the first thing you notice is the beauty of the property. The house, which acts as a seasonal nature center, sits up high by

the road facing the street. At the foot of the house, in the back, is a lovely green space, a clearing with a soothing water feature, a charming display of old-time farm equipment and accessories, a serene memory garden containing a sturdy bench to rest, and a seating area used for presentation. The trail system includes easy walks along mulch paths. Trail sections meander through butterfly gardens and meadows; alongside stone walls and tranquil stretches of the Quinnipiac River; over bridges resting on wet boggy areas, and under towering hardwoods. Trails are under a mile and the per-

fect fit for a quick piece of peace and quiet. “The trails are not all that difficult and the sanctuary is small,” said Eric Eichorn Quinnipiac Valley Audubon Society vice president, since 1996. “It’s not so time-consuming that you have to make a large commitment with your time or energy. “It’s a great way to get a taste of nature.” The parcel of land, just over 24 acres, once belonged to Reverend Ralph Mortensen and his wife Esther Tappert. In 1988, it was bequeathed to the Quinnipiac Valley Audubon Society, a See Riverbound, next page

Photo by Tyler Salomon

Cheshire Marching Rams band members work on marching drills during a band camp rehearsal in August at Cheshire High School. By Tyler Salomon Special to The Citizen The Cheshire High School Ram Band has prepared for its upcoming marching season with continuous intensity, dedication to excellence and strong leadership. The

band will perform at six competitions throughout the state along with a home show, “Music in Motion,” Oct. 13, and the U.S. Bands Championship at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey Nov. 11.

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chapter of the National Audubon Society. Ever since, QVAS President Loretta Victor has tended the property and managed the educational programs. She’s often assisted by Eichorn, the go-to guy for many of the property projects. “Things really started to happen when he got here,” Victor said praising Eichorn for the many improvements he’s made to the property as well as his leadership in developing public workshops and presentations. One particular workshop had Eichorn make birdhouses by the dozens, and because it was a how-to workshop for young children, Eichorn said, “I took all the birdhouses apart, screw by screw.” That way, said Eichorn, the wood wouldn’t split, and the kids would have an easy time making their crafts. Audubon programs are held each month from April through November. Special events have included: puppet shows, recycling and other environmental programs, butterfly hunts and birdwatching. Riverbound Farm is known for its participation in

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Colorful farm machinery decorates Riverbound Farm Nature takes front seat as seen from the tranquility of the meditation garden benches. Sanctuary in Cheshire.

Presentations and special events are held in the clear- A pattern of concentric circles play out on the surface ing near the entrance, an Eagle Scout project complet- of the water feature located near the entrance of Rivered at Riverbound Farm Sanctuary in Cheshire. bound Farm Sanctuary. Citizen photos by Joy VanderLek the Connecticut Bluebird Restoration Project, a volunteer effort to restore bluebird numbers in-state. Bluebird boxes can be found in three meadows, and records are kept during the bluebird season, which runs from late

winter to the end of summer. The variety of birds seen here include: herons, kingfishers, woodpeckers, yellow warblers, Baltimore orioles and orchard orioles. The bluebird boxes were Eagle Scout projects at the

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sanctuary. A number of Eagle Scout troops have helped, but Victor said Cheshire’s Troop #198 was “outstanding” in its contributions, which include: building an overflow parking lot, boardwalks and more than a dozen projects in all. “We’ve been so appreciative of the work others have come to give us,” said Victor, giving credit to local groups

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Four Cheshire town employees receive awards for extraordinary actions By Andrew Ragali Special to the Chesire Citzen

Officer Kristian Johnson was awarded the department’s Life Saving Award at the same meeting for his actions on July 1, 2011. Johnson was dispatched to a residence on Radmere Road after a report that a teen had overdosed on drugs and was having trouble breathing. When Johnson arrived, he found a mother and father standing over their lifeless son, who had no pulse and was turning blue due to lack of oxygen. Johnson administered lifesaving measures, and the teen began taking short breaths. When paramedics arrived, they were

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Three police officers and a public works employee were honored this week for their efforts to fight crime and save lives. On May 25, 2011, public works employee Martin Zentek was working near Fenn Road when he saw a man walk out of a yard. Zentek used his town radio to contact police, providing description of the man. “He just didn’t belong there,” Zentek said of the suspicious look of the indi-

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Town Councilor Andy Falvey, at left, shows the new 64 and 96 gallon recycling bins, to be used in the automated recycling program, during the Sept. 11 Town Council meeting. Currently a much smaller 18 gallon bin is in use.

Bins Continued from page 1 households, with more than two bedrooms, will receive the larger bins, while 1,000 will receive 64-gallon bins. The bin size depends on the amount of bedrooms in the home. “To the people not sure about this program, I say give this a chance and you’ll see this works,” said Councilor Andy Falvey, a Republican. “We’re looking to make sure we can give you a container size that best fits your household. Most will get the

96-gallon. Many will get the 64-gallon.” Several residents, including Jane Dickus, who has lived in Cheshire for 41 years, were appalled by the size of bins, which were on display in council chambers. “Seeing these totes, I’m amazed at the size,” Dickus said. “Good grief. You’ll need a separate garage just to hold it.” “How can I be assured a smaller bin?” said Francis Bona, who has lived in Cheshire for eight months. Council Chairman Tim










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Slocum, a Republican, assured Bona that the council will do anything in its power to get him a smaller bin. Cheshire resident Susan Dillman told the council that she supports recycling and already recycles everything listed on the fact sheet released by the town. However, she doesn’t need anything bigger than the 18-gallon bins the town now uses. “If someone wants a smaller container, can you guarantee I’ll get it?” Dillman asked. Slocum said the town hopes four cycles of twoweek pickups can be completed first and at that point, “if you’re still struggling, than you can contact the Public Works Department.” “So you cannot guarantee everybody in the town will receive a 64-gallon container?” asked Dillman. Falvey, raising his voice but guaranteeing Dillman he meant no disrespect, told her to give the program a chance. “You’re asking for a guarantee, and I can’t give you a guarantee,” he said. Dillman then asked why the 2010 census wasn’t being used to determine household size, instead of the number of bedrooms. “The census is an inexact science,” Falvey said. “I’m sorry, that’s the way it is.” The town is making a program available for residents over 70 years old that will allow the recycling truck driver to bring containers out to the curb, making things easier for senior citizens. “This is outlandish,” Dickus said. “I plead with you to rethink this.” Slocum had to cut short many of the public comments. The back and forth between members of the public and the council at times became animated. Slocum assured the public that the council will take into consideration the opinions brought forth. “The comments made by you and others are being heard by the council,” Slocum said. “We’ll work out the kinks and won’t be waiting until the end of Novem-

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The town will switch from the smaller curbside bins, the 18-gallon bin shown above, to 64 and 96-gallon recycling totes. The 64-gallon tote, shown above, measures 41.5 inches by 24 inches by 27 inches and has a smaller footprint than the wider bin currently used. The 96-gallon tote (not shown) measures 46 inches by 26 inches by 34.5 inches. ber to do so, I can promise you that.” Following the meeting, Town Council Chairman Tim Slocum said that town will respond to concerns about the size of receptacles to be used in the town’s new automated recycling program. “People are coming to us for the first time,” Slocum said. The town has held public meetings regarding the recycling program, but the public hasn’t been involved in the conversation until Tuesday, he said. “Most of the talking has been between us so far,” Slocum said. “I think given that, we have to be responsive.” Town Manager Michael Milone said that an official order for the bins has yet to be placed, but officials have estimated purchasing 9,000 96-gallon bins and 1,000 64gallon bins. Those numbers can change, he said. “The bin company won’t need final numbers for a week,” Milone said. Slocum thinks the estimate should be adjusted. “We should be ordering a higher ratio of smaller bins,” he said.


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Ed O’Connor, of Cheshire, has been named as an honorary cochair of walk to Cure Diabetes 2012. The fundraiser, benefitting the Juvenile Diabetes research Foundation, is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m. at Quinnipiac University North Haven campus. O’Connor is the dean of the School of Health Sciences and joins Bruce Koeppen, dean of the Frank H. Ketter MD School of Medicine, and Jean Lange, dean of the School of Nursing, as co-chairs of the event. For more information and to register for the Walk to Cure 2012, call (203) 248-1880.


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er. Kuhner described how the band of 90 members will portray the rough seas and stormy conditions through their music and visual additions including a ship. In addition to their new show music, the Ram Band will perform at all of their home football games and host their band competition, “Music in Motion” on a brand new turf field. Kuhner explained that while the field was completed in the fall of last year, the band was unable to use it during the competitive season. For junior, Sarah Sullivan, competing with the Ram Band and working hard can be both rewarding and difficult. “The competitions can get pretty nerve racking, especially if you are showing a new move or song for the first time,” Sullivan explained. “However, once you get (on the field), you power


The Cheshire Citizen — Thursday, September 20, 2012

These drivers say ‘it’s the best job around’ By Joy VanderLek The Cheshire Citizen

Almost immediately, you can tell this trio is comfortable with one another, by their steady banter and jocularity. It’s also true that they enjoy what they do each and every day. Bill Gormbard, Andy Lucibello and Annette Meiklem are full-time bus drivers for Cheshire’s Senior Services, and between them, they have racked up about 50-years of being behind the wheel for the town and its seniors. Driving the seniors is “the best job around,” according to Lucibello. He’s a former data processing manager and father to four grown children, and granddad to nine by the end of this year. The drivers have a lot of

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Cheshire Senior Services bus drivers, from left: Andy Lucibello, Annette Meiklem, and Bill Gormbard. stories, both funny and touching, from their many years of driving so many people around. Each bus makes from 400 to 500 trips a month. A former school bus driver who said she prefers driv-

ing the seniors, Meiklem has held this job for 25 years. “I enjoy working with the seniors, especially the old Cheshire people. They’ll tell you how things used to be in town,” she said, and shares the story about one older

man who told her he had a nightclub down by the Notch store years ago. “He said they really used to get jammin’ on Saturday nights.” Passengers have also reminisced about swimming in the Ten Mile Brook when

they were kids. Meiklem said, “It used to be like 5-feet deep, where now there’s not even like 2-feet. This is at the end of Peck Lane. They used to jump off the bridge and swim there.” Some are without family, so Meiklem thought, “We’re kind of like bartenders to them. They talk to us, they tell us their problems, what’s bothering them.” On Lucibello’s bus, he explains that doesn’t say hi to his passengers—instead, he calls out a rousing “Howdy!” After greeting his seniors that way for so long, “It’s gotten to the point where they call out ‘Howdy!’ as soon as they see me,” he laughs. “I kid them all the time,” he said. “They like it!” Meiklem agrees as Gombard nods his head. For Gombard’s part, he’s been involved in driving all his life. He was trained as a mechanic, he’s been an auto insurance adjuster, he’s driven a tractor trailer and a school bus. Ask him his hobby and he’ll tell you, “Driving.” And it’s true! He also owns custom replicas of antique vehicles, including a Model A. He makes a point to talk See Drivers, next page

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about how to treat seniors: with kindness. That can include an occasional stop for ice cream cones or an unexpected lemonade stand break; or in the case of one gentleman who had to make weekly visits to the hospital for treatments, a quick stop to pick up Chinese take-out on the way back from the hospital wasn’t too much to ask. Seniors can ask to go just about anywhere. “You want to go to the hairdresser, you want to go to Everybody’s, you want to go to the chiropractor…” calls out Lucibello, and Meiklem chimes in, “Anywhere they want to go, we take them.” For Meiklem, a mother of four, and grandmother to two, with two great-granddaughters, the work schedule also includes a handicapped run, to transport disabled passengers for work programs, through Abilities Without Boundaries. Senior citizens can call transportation at the Senior Center and reserve a place on the bus with dispatcher Eileen Caldwell, at least 24hours in advance. Riders can make a donation of 50 cents for in-town service. The buses are each equipped with lifts to transport a wheelchair. Transportation for outof-town doctor visits is also available. The bus service is “on-demand” and the drivers take care of the passengers, door-to-door, if needed. Stephanie Ferrall is the Coordinator of Senior Services for the town of Cheshire. She said, “I think the drivers do a fantastic job for our seniors.” Ferrall noted that without the service, many senior and the homebound residents would not be able to get out to grocery shop, visit others or keep their doctor appointments. “The transportation is a lifeline to many of our seniors.”

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Assisted Living Services Inc. was established in 1996 by Sharon D’Aquila. The business provides a broad range of in-home eldercare services that help older adults maintain their independence while continuing to live at home or in Assisted Living Facilities. Sharon has nearly 350 staff and caregivers that provide these services to 100’s of customers and families throughout Connecticut. The business has expanded with three branches - Meriden, Glastonbury, and Clinton. The main office moved to a larger facility last year at 74 S. Broad St., Meriden. Sharon started the business after caring for her grandfather who had Alzheimer’s. She identified a need for non-medical in-home services such as Homemakers that can assist with cleaning, food preparation, shopping, escorting to appointments and reminding clients to take their medication. They also have specially trained Personal Care Attendants that can be assigned from 3 to 12 hrs a day. Also, if needed clients’ can have Live-in Caregivers that can provide 24 hour/7 day a week coverage. Her staff are carefully selected, have National Criminal Background Checks, are bonded and insured, and above all must share her vision of reliability, trustworthiness, and desire to work with the elderly. In 2010 Sharon helped to establish a new sister company Assisted Living Technologies, Inc. which offers technologically advanced products that help seniors age-in-place, such as Remote Monitoring Systems, Personal Emergency Response Systems, Personal GPS Locators, and Automated Medication Dispensing Devices. Sharon enjoys a collaborative working relationship with the State and Local Social and Health Services. She is a member of the Connecticut Coalition on Aging, the Meriden, Glastonbury, and Southington Chambers of Commerce, and the CT. Womans’ Forum. Sharon serves on the Board of Directors for the Meriden Child Guidance Clinic. This article is a tribute to Sharon made possible by her customers, family, and employees.


CitizenFaith Pumpkin Fest St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 59 Main St., has scheduled its Pumpkin Fest for Saturday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain date is Oct. 14. The festival includes food, bounce houses, games, races, DJ, vocal and dance performances and pumpkin decorating. Children, 12 and under, are encouraged to come in Halloween costumes and join the costume parade. Free parking is available at and near the church. Please leave pets at home. For more information, call (203) 271-3939.


Calvary Life Family Worship Center, 174 E. Johnson Ave., Saturday – 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Sunday – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (203) 272-1701. Cheshire Lutheran Church, 660 W. Main St., Sunday – 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Services; 9:10 a.m. education hour. (203) 272-5106. Cheshire United Methodist Church, 205 Academy Road, Sunday – 10:45 a.m. service; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. (203) 272-4626. Christ Community

Church, 120 Main St., Sunday – 10:15 a.m. service; Sunday school, 9 a.m. (203) 2726344. Congregation Kol Ami, 1484 Highland Ave., Wednesday, 6 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m.; Friday, 7:30 p.m. Shabbat service; Saturday, 10 a.m. service with Torah Study at 9 a.m. (203) 272-1006. Cornerstone Church, 1146 Waterbury Rd., Sunday services 9 and 10:45 a.m.; Youth Sunday 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays: Alpha 6:30 p.m. and Grapple 7 p.m. (203) 272-

5 0 8 3 . First Congregational Church, 111 Church Drive, Sunday – 9 and 11 a.m. services. (203) 272-5323. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 59 Main St., Sunday – 8:15 a.m. Rite I; 10:30 a.m. Rite 2. (203) 272-4041. Temple Beth David, 3 Main St., 7:30 p.m. service Friday, except first Friday of month when family services are at 6:30 p.m. (203) 272-0037.

The Cheshire Citizen Thursday, September 20, 2012

New rabbi brings new ideas to his post at Kol Ami

Citizen photo by Dave Zajac

Rabbi Joshus Ratner joined Kol Ami last month.

he began to realize he was being pulled toward a religious life. Rabbi Joshua Ratner, a forRatner, 36, of Woodbridge, mer lawyer, has been chosen was formally introduced to to lead the Kol Ami syna- his new congregation in a welgogue. Ratner said while following his earlier career path, See Rabbi, next page By Andrew Ragali The Cheshire Citizen

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Temple Beth David tries 30-day renewal plan for holidays By Joy VanderLek The Cheshire Citizen

The High Holy Days serve as a period of introspection and positive process for change. Rabbi Josh Whinston of Cheshire’s Temple Beth David saw an opportunity in the convergence of the holidays and the new calendar year. Whinston explained in one of his recent sermons that a process of writing a mission statement is getting underway at Temple Beth David. It’s about the future and their hopes for how the congregation will look like then. “We’re great now; we just want to be better.” Part of the mission statement is to create a new program of adult education and immersion in the congregation. The Rabbi’s inspiration came from a video he saw on, a non-profit, online Think Tank devoted to spreading good words, ideas and actions on a universal platform. The particular video that caught his attention was about trying something new for 30days and was posted by Google engineer Matt Cutts, who himself was inspired by “Supersize Me” author/director Morgan Spurlock. Whinston had his own idea. Why not use the 30-day frame to get peo-

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this year,” the Rabbi said. “We’re going to try out different aspects of Jewish life for periods of 30-days:

ple to try different things in Jewish life. “So we’re starting a new project

ternational politics and was heavily involved in student government. Following his graduation, Ratner worked in politics and spent time studying at the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem. He then attended Columbia Law School and practiced law for five years before deciding to become a rabbi. Ratner was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in May 2012. He decided Kol Ami in Cheshire would be the best fit for him because his wife, Elena Ratner, is a gynecologic oncologist at YaleNew Haven Hospital. The couple has three children — Dimitri, 9; Eli, 6, and Gabriella, 2. The path to becoming a rabbi was an evolution for Ratner, who originally chose law because he was inspired by the notion of being an advocate for justice. Once he began working at a large law firm in

Manhattan, though, he found that the actual practice was much different than he thought it would be. Also, he was finding it hard to make time to practice his faith. As he continued as a lawyer, Ratner realized his time abroad studying in Israel had been more of a formative experience than he realized. “It was day in and day out, living Judaism,” he said and consequently decided law

was not the right career for him. Ratner said that although he hopes to continue a tradition of engaging religious services, he also has some changes in mind. “There are several things I hope to bring to the congregation.” For example, he wants to empower members of the synagogue to expand their religious, intellectual and cultural interests through new

and exciting programs specially tailored to congregant wishes. He intends to incorporate one-on-one pastoral visits with congregants and wants to expand the synagogue’s presence beyond its physical walls. In his free time, Ratner loves to surf when he visits his family in San Diego and enjoys playing in multiple fantasy football leagues.

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Rabbi Josh Whinston prepares for High Holy Days.

things like saying a blessing everyday; keeping kosher for 30-days; reading a Jewish book everyday for 30-days. Hopefully, it’ll be in a format that people will feel that they can accomplish it and do it. If it works for them, excellent; if it doesn’t ... it’s only 30-days, so they’ve given it a shot.” On the program’s digital side, there will be a blog for people to talk about their experiences of trying something new and the Rabbi will regularly send out emails to stay in touch with those taking on the challenge. Whinston is excited to think that the blog and the electronic format may reach people across the globe. “We could potentially be doing these challenges with people in Australia.” The project will begin on Cheshvan, Oct. 16. Whinston said, “This is a good time to start things. There tend to be moments when we take an accounting and then look forward. We always need to do more and try to be better than we already are. I mean I think that’s what part of life is all about: growing, changing and finding out what’s meaningful to you.”


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Although Darcey School Principal Ann Donnery is in her first job as a school administrator, she isn’t new to early childhood education. Donnery was hired over the summer to replace Barbara Stern, the school’s principal for 12 years. Donnery previously taught for 12 years at Edgewood Magnet School in New Haven, a kindergartenthrough-eighth-grade school with a focus on global studies. She has lived in New Haven for 30 years, and has raised two children. She earned her undergraduate degree in special education at the University of New Hampshire and her master’s in special education at Southern Connecticut State University. She recently received her administrative certificate from Sacred Heart University. When not on the job, Donnery likes to keep physically

Darcey School Principal Ann Donnery. fit. “I’m an avid rower,” she said. “I do both sweep and scull rowing with the New Haven Rowing Club. I’m a gardener, runner and a golfer, too.” She rows indoors at Yale University during the winter, but rows

outside until the river freezes over. She said rowing doesn’t put stress on her joints and is an amazing workout. “I run all winter, too,” she said. “That’s how I stay focused and emotionally solid; through my exercise.”

Government Meetings Thursday, Sept. 20 Board of Education, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24 Planning & Zoning, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m. Energy Commission, Town Hall, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1 Zoning Board of Appeals, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m. Historic District Commission, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 2 Inland/Wetlands Commission, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 Beautification Committee, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m. Parks and Recreation Commission, Youth Center, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 Board of Education, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m.

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Commentary Q&A with Ann Donnery, new Darcey School principal What led you to Darcey School? For my whole professional career, which has been over 30 years, I’ve been involved in early childhood education in one capacity or another. Aside from being a parent, which isn’t my professional job, I was in birth to 3-years-old, I was in special education preschool, regular preschool, kindergarten, and most recently I had spent the last 12 years as a teacher in kindergarten in New Haven. In New Haven, I really began to realize that I wanted to do more with teachers, and working with teachers. Curriculum is really my passion. I really wanted to go into that area of education. Not that I don’t love being in the classroom, but I wanted to work with adult learners now, and really enhance curriculum and that kind of thing. So here I am, but I think what makes it most interesting is many years ago I started out creating family centers, and I worked with Lois Rho, who is the founder of the early intervention center at Darcy, as well as the parent’s center. She was an amazing person and incredible influence on how I see early childhood education and how I see the importance of working with families and the involvement of families in the process.

What are your philosophies on early childhood education? We’ve seen a huge shift, and I have to say I’m passionate about early childhood education being an experience where young children learn through real experiences. They learn through manipulating materials, really hands-on problem solving. The importance of play in the early childhood curriculum can’t be emphasized enough, not to say that children don’t learn all those wonderful academic skills, but we have to do it in a way that the children can understand what they can relate to. So there’s really an importance of a balance in education, and how we teach it. Yes, kindergarten students learn to read, but it’s ‘How do they learn to read?’ and it’s through those real hands-on experiences. The authentic learning as opposed to the rote learning. Rote is like ‘What letter is this? A, B,’ whereas the authentic is looking at the letters in your name, because your name is really important to you. It gives it purpose, it gives it meaning. As opposed to that rote, let’s trace the letter. So it’s that purposeful learning. And then we think about the social development, and I’m really a

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Q&A Continued from page 14 strong believer that the social development of a child is just as important as the academic, if not more important. I think if we look at children, before we can have academic success, we need to have social success, and children learn social success through socialization and language and problem solving. We really can’t have the academic success until we have that social success. What are some challenges involved in early childhood education? I think that early childhood faces many challenges. The first one is that there’s an emphasis in today’s world that the sooner a child does something, the better. I think that we really need to stop and look at children and child development and realize that children do things over a really wide span of time. Just because a child doesn’t walk in a year doesn’t mean that they aren’t as good as a child that walks in nine months, and the same goes for reading. If a child learns to read at four, great, but it doesn’t mean that child is going to be a more proficient reader than a child who learns at five. For people to understand that these milestones are all on the spectrum of completely typical; so to kind of slow down and let children enjoy pieces at a time. So that’s one big challenge, recognizing that all children develop at different rates. I would say that’s probably the biggest challenge. And the push for too much too soon, those are the two main challenges. If your kid’s not writing beautifully, the parent thinks

‘What’s wrong?’ when in fact when you look at child development it’s still in the typical range. What’s your typical day like at Darcey? The funny thing you ask is what your day’s like, because there have been no two days that are the same. As a principal of an early childhood center, you can guarantee that no two days are ever going to be the same. I start out the morning trying to meet buses and having brand new kindergarteners trying to find their way to the classroom, and during the day it’s really trying to help children make this really important transition from home to school. For some it can be very difficult. You’re consoling a crying child, or you’re consoling a crying parent. We had a parent (Thursday) who finally after five years was able to leave her child in the care of another adult and feel as though that child was safe, and the sense of trying to get trust. Separation is huge. And then it’s making sure every child gets on the right bus, and making sure a teacher has what they need. The list goes on. Checking out that our new playground is being built. There’s no two days that are the same here, that’s for sure. How has your experience at Darcey been so far? It’s been incredible. Darcey School is blessed with an amazing faculty and staff. Everybody here really knows what they need to do to support families and children, and they do it in a beautiful way. So it’s really been wonderful, but it’s a big learning curve for me. I’m learning lots as I go on from everyone.

Women’s Club to meet The Cheshire Women’s Club is scheduled to meet Thursday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. at the Senior Center for a business meeting and luncheon. The public is welcome to the 1 p.m. program, Lucinda’s Hair. Lucinda’s Hair is a hair studio that specializes in assisting people suffering from natural and medical hair loss, including chemotherapy. The Cheshire Women’s Club meets on the first Thursday of each month. For more information, call Trudy at (203) 272-1772.

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Construction of a Stop & Shop gas station got underway last week on West Main Street in Cheshire in the area of the streetscape project.

$1 million West Main streetscape project ‘looks terrific’ and is nearly finished Andrew Ragali The Cheshire Citizen After four years of planning, beginning in 2006, followed by almost three years of construction and a total investment of $1 million, the West Main Street Commercial Area Streetscape Project is on the verge of completion. At the beginning of Tuesday morning’s West Main Street Commercial Area Study Committee meeting, committee chairman Matt Bowman said with a sense of nostalgia, “this might be the last meeting.” “We’re getting to the end of it,” responded Economic Development Coordinator Jerry Sitko. The committee anticipates that the second and final phase of the project will be done by mid-October, but Tom Sheil, a liaison to the committee from the design firm Milone & Macbroom, feels there are some final touches to be made. “We haven’t done our punch list yet,” he said. Work that still needs to be done includes installing planters, street signs and granite curbs. The project has proved lengthier than expected due to construction complications, so with an end in sight residents can finally look forward to using the revitalized section of town. The project was paid for with three Small Town Economic Assistance Program grants totaling $1 million. The panel estimates about $65,000 remains. Unused funds will be returned to the state, Bowman said. Phase 1, which began in 2010, improved the area from Deepwood Drive to Grove Street. Delays were caused by the replace-

ment of an aging culvert and unexpected traffic control work. Because of the delays, new bids had to be invited for some parts of the project, causing more delays. Businesses along West Main Street complained about the construction delays and the traffic tie-ups caused by the work. “We did the best we could,” Sitko said. “There’s no doubt, it wasn’t easy.” Town Council liaison Patti-Flynn Harris said the town needs to make an effort to reach out to businesses and help rectify losses. “Unfortunately, the project got in the way of businesses,” she said. Despite delays, committee members feel the project has been a success. “I’m really happy,” said Tom Sheil, an employee of Milone & Macbroom and a liaison to the committee. The firm designed the work. “I think the committee did a great job,” Bowman said. “The project was done right; maybe not in time, but within budget.” Committee member Lelah Campo said “the end product seems to have met or exceeded our final expectations.” Town Manager Michael Milone said “It’s such a great transformation. It looks terrific. Now I hope we can get the linear trail going.” Sitko said the local economy will eventually get a boost from improvements to West Main Street. “With the linear trail and what we hope is an attractive streetscape and upgrade of properties that area will become almost like a village center area,” Sitko said, “and around it will now be well-kept and stable neighborhoods.”



The Cheshire Citizen Thursday, September 20, 2012

Businesses team with cops to reward kids for safe play By Andrew Ragali The Cheshire Citizen

Several businesses are teaming with the Police Department to reward children who play safely. The Police Department recently started the Cheshire Children’s Safety Awareness Program, which will reward children who wear safety equipment. “It’s mostly bike helmets,” said Sgt. Michael Strollo, the program coordinator.

Police officers will issue “safety citations” to children who wear the proper safety equipment when riding in a car, on a bicycle, skateboarding or rollerblading. Five local businesses — Elim Park Baptist Home, Shef ’s Bagels, Rose Dairy, Pop’s Pizza and Mr. B’s Pizza — will be providing the rewards, such as ice cream and pizza, when citations are redeemed. “The citations are issued mainly to bike officers,” Strol-


lo said. “When they see someone on the linear trail or one of the parks, they’ll give away the citations, which can be redeemed at one of the businesses.” Strollo said that the program was “pretty successful” when it was first implemented in 2008. More businesses were involved at the time, so the program was able to hand out about 800 citations. He coordinated the program back then, so it was easy for him to return to some of the busi-

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nesses that participated in the past and garner interest. “The only new business this year is Shef ’s,” he said. “The same people who were in charge then were still in charge, and they remembered the program and were happy to help.” Mr. B’s Pizza on Highland Avenue will be offering a free slice of pizza and can of soda to those who redeem a citation, said co-owner Kimberly Liso-Perez. “It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while,” she said. “They approached me three years ago, but nothing has happened until now.” Liso-Perez was admittedly confused when she saw Strollo walk into her business at the beginning of July, but she was relieved when he asked her if she wanted to participate again. She naturally accepted the offer. “The trail is so busy, so it’s nice for them to reward responsible parents and kids,” Liso-Perez said. Those who take safety precautions on the trail will receive a free ice cream cone from Rose Dairy. “We were in it in the past, so we were happy to be in-

volved again,” said Jim Barbato, who manages the burger stand on South Main Street. “It brings out awareness,” Barbato said of the safety program. “You need incentive for kids to see results. As long as it provides preventative safety for kids, we’re happy to be involved.” Strollo said that unintentional injuries remain the leading cause of death among people 1 to 24 years old in the United States. Many deaths and injuries are preventable with the use of proper safety equipment, including helmets and seat belts. About 250 safety citations have been printed, meaning that each business will redeem about 50, Strollo said. Citations will be handed out mostly on weekends, when bike officers are patrolling the trails and parks in town. “Too many children involved in accidents have been seriously injured as a result of not wearing the proper safety equipment,” Strollo said. “Anything we can do to prevent these unnecessary injuries is worth the time and effort on our part to ensure the safety of our young people.”

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Anthony M. Payne, of Cheshire, has been appointed to the faculty of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. In his new position, Payne will teach physiology, histology and gross anatomy at Quinnipiac’s North Haven Campus. The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2013, pending pre- Payne liminary accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. Payne earned a doctorate in physiology from Wake Forest University. He also holds a master’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Winthrop University. He is a member of the American Physiological Society and the American Association of Anatomists.


Thursday, September 20, 2012 — The Cheshire Citizen

Concert for a cure

Sunday Showcase The Cheshire Public Library’s Sunday Showcase series opens with the return of cellist Tanya Anisimova and pianist Pi-Hsun Shih Sunday, Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. The musicians will preview pieces that they will perform at their debut concert at Carnegie Hall in October. The concert is free to the public and is funded by the Friends of the Cheshire Public Library. Anisimova was born in the Chechen city of Grozny. After graduating with honors from the Moscow Conservatory in 1989, she continued her cello studies at Boston University and appeared regularly on WGBH radio. She later studied at Yale University and now lives in Virginia. Born in Taiwan, Pi-Hsun Shih is a soloist, collaborative pianist and piano instructor. She appeared as a soloist with the Mexico State Symphony Orchestra, Sao Paulo State Symphony, and the Hartt Symphony. She is on the faculty of Mount Holyoke College, the Hartt School Community Division and the Center for Creative Youth at Wesleyan University.

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Internationally acclaimed concert pianist Polina Bespalko and Jonathan Dandrow, a native of Cheshire, are scheduled to perform Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at Cheshire Academy, 10 Main St. Dandrow’s mother, Jeanne, was diagnosed two years ago with multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating disease. The concert, MS Keyss to a Cure, will benefit the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, and those it serves. For more information and tickets, visit



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Cheshire rapper’s passions are hip-hop, motorcycles By Savannah Mul Special to The Cheshire Citizen

Hip-hop musician Dane Franco at home in Cheshire with his other passion, his motorcycle. Photo courtesy of Dane Franco

tion and in terms of developing my own style. The focus on lyricism, vocal delivery and presence of a microphone is what appeals to me with hiphop.” On “Sandpaper Shoes,” Franco teamed with D.J. Nickels, 22-year-old Cheshire native Nick Donovan, who primarily produces sub-genres of electronic music. He helped Franco mix and master each track to add the extra element the mixtape needed. “We worked really well together, we laid the beats outs and everything flowed well,” Donovan said. “It was a great experience working with him.” Being able to mix songs with Donovan’s skills at his home studio, Franco said, it really brought the songs to life. “He had all the power to get the ball rolling, his skills with

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mixing and mastering impressed me and made the process go a lot smoother and quicker,” Franco said. “The finished product was a lot nicer than if I had attempted it all on my own.” Franco is studying audio engineering through Recording Connection, a national audio school with locations in Connecticut. He’s gaining studio experience at Silk City Music Factory in Manchester. The night before the mixtape release, Franco said they were concerned they wouldn’t make the deadline. Franco and Donovan worked tirelessly to get it mixed and mastered. “We were up all night,” Franco said. “He called me up and said come over now and we’ll hammer out what needs to be done. So I went over.” Donovan said he is going to continue working with Franco on a full-length album. “It’s going to take a long time to reach that point because an album is a purely original production. I’m still learning the whole process of audio production,” Franco said. He dreams he can someday “pull a J. Cole,” referring to one of the musicians and producers Franco looks up to in the hip-hop universe. J. Cole gained recognition through mixtapes. On “Sandpaper Shoes,” Franco singles out a track titled “Shanghai Jazz,” where he says the beat itself sets a tone. “It’s very different, not something you would really find in mainstream,” he said. “The lyrics dove pretty deeply into my thought process and how I see my situation.”


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Cheshire’s Beau Bartone and Anthony Carbone bring down Shelton’s Connor Wallon Friday night. The Rams prevailed, 30-23.

Rams regroup, knock off Shelton in Week 1 By Bryant Carpenter Special to The Citizen

Playing their first game under the lights on their new turf field, playing their first game under new head coach Don Drust, the Cheshire Rams were obviously fired up to open the football season Friday night against Shelton. Maybe too fired up. What was needed on this night was a steady measure of cool calm. Down 16-0 to the Gaels early in the second quarter, the Rams toned down the emotion and turned up the execution. They pulled even by halftime, tacked on 14 more unanswered points by the middle of the fourth quarter and, weathering one last Shelton possession in the final minutes, held on for a 30-23 win on Alumni Field. Then it was OK to hand Drust the game ball and turn the emotional jets back on. “It was a real big win,” said senior lineman Matt Escoto. “We’ve got a new team, a new coach, a lot of things that are

unsure, but to get the first win is big win for us.” The Rams were led by Escoto and his fellow senior captains, quarterback Vincent Sansone and running back Sam Pascale. Both backs rushed for over 100 yards — Pascale 185, Sansone 119 — and two touchdowns apiece. Pascale got the Rams off the mat when he broke away for a 65-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage after Shelton had gone up 16-0 at the start of the second quarter. Sansone took the boys home with steady ball control in the fourth quarter after Pascale had left the game with concussion-like symptoms. Sansone, a third-year starter but rookie quarterback, simply got better and better as the game wore on. “He’s a very good football player, very good,” Drust said. “He’s started since he’s been a sophomore. You don’t have a kid who’s played three full years of varsity football and not have him battle tested. The kid is a captain for a reason. He’s the leader of this team.”

Sansone also did some damage through the air (5-for-8, 84 yards). The numbers are hardly staggering, but the timing was. Completions to Tim Covel and Kevin Dietrich sparked a 94-yard drive in the final minutes of the first half that pulled the Rams even at 16-all. Cheshire carried the momentum right into the second half. A 71-yard gallop from Pascale on the first snap set up the go-ahead touchdown (Pascale from 8 yards). The decisive drive came in the fourth quarter, when the Rams went 82 yards in three minutes to go up 30-16 with 5:12 to play. Sansone ran five times for 49 yards in the series and completed a 30-yard pass to Andrew Yamin. Sansone finished it from 3-yards out. “We started slow, but we just kept at it with our offense,” Sansone said. “I thought with our schemes we out-played them.” That was not the case early on, when the Gaels were simply running right through the See Rams, next page

Cheshire 102, Lyman Hall 79: Cheshire’s Lindsay Smalec helped give new girls swimming and diving coach Dan Mascolo his first victory in a 102-79 SCC Housatonic win over Lyman Hall at the Sheehan pool. Smalec won the 100-yard butterfly (1:05.31). She was also part of two of the three winnings relays. Smalec teamed up with Sara Barlok, Taylor Deubel, and Jenna Cannata to take the 200 medley relay (1:58.06). She also joined Sara Barlok, Denise Costello and Laura Mongillo to win the 400 freestyle relay in 3:57.47. Cheshire’s Denise Costello, Maegan McGee, Lauren Pasinski and Tiffany Wang took first in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:48.77. Cheshire’s Jenna Cannata won the 100 freestyle with a time of 58.08, Taylor Deubel posted a first place win in the 100 breaststroke with a 1:14.08, and Erin Mostoller won diving with a 160.25. Mascolo was making his Rams debut after replacing the legendary Ed Aston, who retired at the end of last season. Cheshire 104, Hamden 77: The Rams improved to 2-0 overall with the SCC interdivisional win over host Hamden. Laura Mongillo won the 200-yard individual medley (2:24:17), while Sara Barlok took the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:02:76 and Allison Sklanka finished first in the 100 breaststroke in 1:21:91. Maegan McGee (50 freestyle, 26.80) and Lindsay Smalec (100 butterfly, 1:03:46) also took home individual victories. McGee joined Tiffany Wang, Denise Costello and Jenna Cannata to win the 200 freestyle relay in 1:47:82. In the 200 medley relay, Sara Barlok, Taylor Deubel, Delaney Molnar and Cannata won by posting a time of 2:01:10. Hamden slipped to 0-2.

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Cheshire’s Lindsay Smalec competes in the 100 butterfly during a meet against Lyman Hall at Sheehan High School last week. Smalec placed first in the event.

Volleyball Cheshire 3, Branford 2: The Rams won the SCC interdivisional match over visiting Branford by game scores of 19-25, 24-26, 25-19, 25-10, and 15-13. Brittney Gunneson paced Cheshire with 10 kills and eight aces. Amanda Palladino added 11 kills and 10 See Notes, next page


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For Cheshire’s Cunninghams, football is in the blood every day he’s out there.” Jack is part of a promising sophomore class that is already cutting its The history of varsity teeth. LB/WR AnCheshire football is filled drew Yamin played well with family names that on both sides of the ball repeat across generaFriday. Colin Thorne tions. starts at linebacker, Bowman, Washburn, Cullen Clairmont on the Thorne, Klanica, Votto, offensive line. And that’s Rose, Ecke. just the tip of the 10thAdd a third-generation grade iceberg. listing to the Rams family “I’ve got a sophomore album. In Friday night’s group that gets it. They’re season opener against hungry and they’re good Shelton, sophomore Jack and they want to play,” Cunningham made his said Cheshire coach Don varsity debut for Drust. “Jack is a very, Cheshire. very good football player In the front row of the and he’s going to continue Cheshire bleachers was to be that way.” Jack’s dad, Bill CunningThe family tradition ham, who starred for might have something to Cheshire in the 1980s. A do with that. As Jack few seats down, on the notes, “Every time we aisle, was Jack’s grandfaPhoto by Justin Weekes meet that’s all we’re talkther, Bill Cunningham — ing about, is football.” the Bill Cunningham who Three generations of Cunninghams. From left: Jack, Bill Jr. and Bill Sr. The elder Cunningham coached Cheshire from 1972 through 1987. the height of Cheshire’s run of 49 since third grade. Not that his dad said he imparts some tips to his The Cunninghams had plenty to straight wins and six straight state wanted him to. Bill thought he was grandson, but credits his son with watch. Jack hardly left the field. championships. too young. Well, Jack just kept at it being a big influence. “His father He played cornerback on defense His grandfather brought the like an incessant pass-rusher and has an excellent football mind,” said the former coach. and slot on offense. Rams to the doorstep, going 79-84-2 he just wore Bill down. “I’m proud of him,” Jack’s dad over a 16-season career. His father, “Dad, if you were asking your “I don’t know that it’s ‘I’m the said after Cheshire beat Shelton along with Bill’s brother Greg, dad if you could play football, next generation.’ I think it’s the 30-23. “He puts his heart in it, both played in college — Bill at would he have said no to you?” fact that he’s been around football works hard, earned a starting posi- Trinity, Greg at Springfield. He had Bill there, but dad still his whole life and took a liking to it tion as a sophomore. That was his “I have some background here,” struck a deal: Complain once about at a young age,” said Bill. “He’s goal. He’s in heaven right now just said Jack, proud and prepared to going to practice and that’s it. seen films of me and my brother playing the game he loves. It’s fun be the next Cunningham to wear “Not only did he never com- playing, pictures of us playing, As watching him.” the Cheshire C. “It’s a lot of good plain, he always looked forward to a little kid, that was probably an You could say Jack was born to pressure on me.” it,” Bill reports seven years later. image of something he looked forplay, arriving as he did in 1996, at Jack has been playing football “To this day, he looks forward to it ward to doing as he got older.” By Bryant Carpenter Special to The Citizen

Rams Continued from page 21 Rams. Jason Thompson got free for a 38-yard TD and, shortly after the Rams took a safety on a high punt snap, Jagger Kalagian scored from 12 yards out. It was 16-0 at that point and the only noise emanating from a packed Maclary Athletic Complex was coming from the bleachers on the visitors’ side of the field.

“We got down early and I just looked at them. ‘Look, don’t panic,’” Drust recounted. “We were so excited, so emotional we didn’t play fundamental defense. We made mistakes. We corrected those. When we do that, we can play with anyone. I believe that and I think they’re starting to believe that.” The Cheshire defense came up big midway through the second quarter, keeping the Gaels at bay after the Rams had fumbled on their own 26

— a turnover that came one snap after a long run into the Shelton red zone by Sansone was erased by a penalty. The Rams did allow a scoring drive late in the fourth quarter that cut the gap to one touchdown, but closed it down on Shelton’s final bid, halting the Gaels on downs at midfield. “It was nerve-wracking, but we worked too hard to give up the game,” Escoto said of the last series. “We were not going to lose that game.”

Notes Continued from page 21 blocks, Sarah Rodgers had 24 assists and three blocks and Maria Buzzelli chipped in with 16 digs and two assists for the Rams, 2-0. Branford is 1-1.

Field hockey Cheshire 3, Branford 1: The Rams scored twice in the second half to earn a SCC in-

terdivisional win over the Hornets in Cheshire. Michelle Federico had two goals for the winners. Her first one came in the first half on an assist from Emma Farrell. Federico converted her second goal in the second half off an assist from Kathleen Lima. Farrell rounded out the Cheshire scoring, while goalie Lauren Fountain had six saves in net. Cheshire improves to 2-0. See Notes, page 24


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Court of Appeals weighs in on cheerleading debate By Nick Carroll The Cheshire Citizen The long-debated question “is cheerleading a sport?” received a definitive answer recently. A federal appeals court has ruled that competitive cheerleading is not a sport. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with U.S. District Judge Stefan Underhill, who found in 2010 that competitive cheerleading cannot – at least not yet – be considered a varsity sport under Title IX, the 1972 federal law that requires equal opportunities for men and women in academics. “Competitive cheer may, sometime in the future, qualify as a sport under Title IX,” Underhill wrote. “Today, however, the activity is still too underdeveloped and disorganized to be treated as offering genuine varsity athletic participation opportunities for students.” Underhill’s ruling came after five members of the Quinnipiac University women’s volleyball team and their coach sued QU when it was announced that the Hamden university would eliminate its women’s volleyball program for budgetary reasons. To comply with Title IX, QU planned to replace women’s volleyball with a less expensive team — competitive cheerleading. The suit brought by the QU volleyball players and

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The Cheshire youth Senior Cheer Team performs at Cheshire’s Fall Festival. coach argued that move violates Title IX, and Judge Underhill agreed. “I hold that the University’s competitive cheerleading team does not qualify as a varsity sport for the purposes of Title IX, and, therefore, its members may not be counted as athletic participants,” Underhill wrote in his decision. For an activity to be considered a sport under Title IX, it must have coaches, practices, competitions during a defined season and a governing organization. The

activity must also have competition as its primary goal – not merely the support of other athletic teams. Of course, many people strongly disagree with the legal ruling. Matt Leidemer has seen dozens of cheerleading competitions through his work as a freelance sports photographer, and has a great appreciation for the athleticism on display at the events. “I can see where the perception that cheerleading is not a sport can come from. When you say ‘cheerleading,’

most people are going to conjure up the image of the girls on the sidelines of football and basketball games, chanting and going through arm motions,” Leidemer said. “But that’s not all of cheerleading. I think you need to go watch a competition and see the tumbling, the jumps, the tosses, and see that there is more to competitive cheer than the ‘rah-rah, go team go’ of sideline cheer. There is a degree of athleticism involved.” Southington High School cheer coach Heather Allen-

back agrees. “No one argues that it is a highly athletic activity with elements that must be included – skills, etcetera – that are judged somewhat objectively with a rubric, but inevitably includes subjective assessment. It’s like diving, ice skating or gymnastics,” said Allenback. “The difficulty comes in judging the team as a whole. As a sport, cheer just isn’t set universally, with consistency and standards. I suspect, however, that you will see movement towards a gymnastics-cheer competitive movement in the next 10 years.” At the end of the day, Allenback is unfazed by the legal ruling. “Again, this decision doesn’t bother me,” she said. “It’s not saying that cheerleading isn’t athletic.” The question of whether or not cheerleading is a sport received a myriad of responses on Citizen Facebook pages. “I’ve read a lot on this subject, and my opinion is that cheerleading should also not count as a sport,” wrote one poster. “I understand that there are more injuries in cheerleading than in most sports, and I can appreciate the fitness and athleticism that goes into it, but it’s not a ‘game’ per se.” Another commented: “What they do is amazing, but it shouldn’t count as a

See Cheerleading, page 24

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sport.” Other Citizen Facebook followers had a different take on the subject. “I absolutely think it is a sport,” wrote the mother of an 8-year-old cheerleader. “The girls do all kinds of conditioning, and practice just as long and hard as the football players they cheer for.

The Cheshire Citizen — Thursday, September 20, 2012 They cheer at games, but they also compete against other cheer squads, just as gymnasts compete against each other. I’m not sure what else they would have to do to be considered athletes!” Another poster believes she knows why the court shot down the idea that competitive cheerleading is a sport. “I’ll tell you the reasoning!,” she wrote. “They’re frustrated jocks!”

Finals staying at Mohegan Press Release Mohegan Sun Arena will serve as the site for the championship games of the 2013 boys and girls state basketball tournament the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference announced. 2013 marks the fifth straight year that the 10,000-seat Mohegan Sun Arena will serve as the site for the championship games in the eight CIAC basketball division (four boys and four girls). The 2013 finals will be held on Friday and Saturday March 16 and 17, with two games taking place on Friday and the remaining six on Saturday. The precise schedule for the finals will not be determined until the participants are finalized. “The CIAC is thrilled to continue its relationship with Mohegan Sun and believe it provides a wonderful experience for the boys and girls basketball championships,” stated CAS-CIAC Executive Director Dr. Karissa Niehoff. “Holding the conclusions of the boys and girls basketball tournaments at Mohegan Sun has been a mutually beneficial relationship for Mohegan and the CIAC, and most importantly the results have been well-received by the student-athletes, parents and fans.” Approximately 17,500 spectators attended the 2012 championship games and over the four seasons between 17,000 and 18,000 fans have attended the finals at Mohegan Sun each year. The site for basketball championships for future seasons will be determined following the conclusion of the 2013 event.

Sea Dogs honored The Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club is proud to announce that four Sea Dog swimmers were named to USA Swimming’s Scholastic All-American list. Each year, USA Swimming recognizes its members who excel both in the classroom and in the pool. The Scholastic All-America Team is made up of high school student-athletes who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and who have achieved the required time standard in a single event. To be eligible for this recognition, swimmers must have completed 10th, 11th or 12th grade and must be a USA Swimming member athlete. Congratulations to Josh Bjornberg (Wallingford), Greg Han (Cheshire), Elizabeth McDonald (Southbury) and Kyle Neri (Wallingford) for being named to this prestigious list. Sea Dog swimmer David May (Wallingford) was recently named to USA Swimming’s National Top 10 List for 2011-2012 in seven events. His recognition comes in the 12 year old male division. The National Age Group Recognition Program is an awards program for the top level of age group swimmers. All times submitted to USA Swimming from sanctioned, approved or observed competition are eligible for consideration. The swimmer must have been a registered member of USA Swimming at the time of the swim.


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Girls soccer

Cheshire 4, Daniel hand 1: With Alexander Pelletier leading the way, Cheshire handed Daniel Hand a 4-1 SCC interdivisional loss. Pelletier scored two goals, while Claudia Martinez and Leah Chamberlain also found the back of the net. Nicole Stauffer had two assists. Cheshire (2-0) got four saves from keeper Natalie Reynolds. Kendra Lena scored the only goal for Daniel Hand, 0-2. Emily Ashman had seven saves in net. 1228250


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Chesprocott office announces new hours The office hours of Chesprocott Health District are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The office can be reached at (203) 2722761. Visitors to the office should call ahead to be sure there are sanitarians available to approve applications.

Riverbound Continued from page 2 carryall bags help with their donations funding. The property, according to Victor, came without an endowment when it was bequeathed to QVAS. It wasn’t until 2008 that a legacy was gifted to the property through the estate of Marjorie Jane Hackcarth, a retired Meriden public school teacher and former member of the QVAS. “She was always very interested in nature. She used to come to our meetings all the time; came to Riverbound, and took part in the bird counts.” Victor explained. An endowment was established in her name. The grounds of Riverbound Farm Sanctuary are open daily, dawn to dusk, seven days a week. Admission is free. It’s located at 1881 Cheshire St. and is affiliated with the National Audubon Society. For information on volunteer programs at Riverbound, or to find out information on programs, call Loretta Victor at (203) 634-191. You can also check out Riverbound Farm Sanctuary’s Facebook page.

Awards Continued from page 3 “It is because of the quick actions of Officer Johnson that the teenager

received oxygen in time to ultimately save his life,” Dryfe said. Officers Devin Flood and Jason Bodell also received the Life Saving Award for another drug overdose call. They responded to a residence on South Main Street, where a woman was unconscious and not breathing. The officers worked together to administer rescue breathing until paramedics arrived and administered medications. Ultimately, the woman regained consciousness. “The immediate lifesaving actions taken by Officer Flood and Officer Bodell contributed to the successful treatment of the woman under life-threatening circumstances,” Dryfe said. “I think that one of the best things an officer can do is have an opportunity to save a life,” said Cheshire Police Department Public Information Officer Jim Fasano. “We’re very proud of them. I think that when you’re forced into these events, that’s what you’re trained for.” Dryfe said he would like to increase employee recognition in the future. “These are great awards,” he said. “We’re very proud of you and the department,” Town Council Chairman Tim Slocum told Zentek and the officers Tuesday. “Cheshire may seem like a safe town, but bad things do happen.”

A City of Meriden Sponsored Event Thursday, October 11 & Friday, October 12 • RAIN or SHINE Downtown Courthouse Plaza 50 West Main St., Meriden, CT

Thursday Nite 5:30-8:30 PM to support local charities

A Showcase & Sale of Fine Artwork

Over 25 Imported and Domestic Wines

Meet Local Area Artists!

Join us for a


Don’t like wine? Sample 12 Beers. This is a Catered Event by The Drust Family ShopRite of Wallingford Live Gourmet Chef Demonstrations Live Music


Foreign language programs

A ROTARY Charitable Event for South Meriden Little League

Enjoy the Sample over 25 Art Exhibits with International & Micro Brews a Glass of Wine Don’t like beer? from the Wine Tasting! We have 25 Wines to sample. Live Music

Includes FREE Hamburgers, Hot Dogs & Music.

“A Taste of Meriden” For more information, please contact Staci Roy at 203-639-2856

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CHARITY FOR TICKETS: $20 per person in advance or $25 at door Tickets are also available at Valencia Liquor 203-235-4825. Must be 21 years or older to attend.

Sample Meriden restaurants signature food items! TICKETS: $20 in advance; $25 at door per person at Valencia Liquor, 203-235-4825 Dr. Steven O’Donnell, 203-440-9686 Meriden Travel, 203-235-4493 or $25 at door. Must be 21 years or older to attend. Driver’s license/photo ID required.


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 or call (203) 272-2245.

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Football - Cheshire vs. Branford at Branford High School, 7 p.m. Girls soccer - Cheshire vs. Amity at Amity High School field 3, 3:45 p.m. Field hockey - Cheshire vs. Mercy at Cheshire High main game field, 6 p.m. Girls swimming Cheshire vs. North Haven at Cheshire Community Pool, 7 p.m.

Road race - The third anGirls volleyball Cheshire vs. Sheehan at nual Mari’s Miles of Smiles Cheshire High, West Gym, road race is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at Norton School, 414 North Brooksvale Rd. The event features individual 10K, 2Saturday person relay or Family Fun Run. Registration begins at Blood drive - The Ameri- 8 a.m. For more informacan Red Cross has scheduled tion, email milesofsa Memorial Blood Drive, in miles@marihallfoundamemory of Nicholas LaTorraca, for Saturday, Sept. 22 Boys Soccer - Cheshire from 8 a.m. to 12:34 p.m. at vs. Sheehan at Cheshire St. Bridget School. For more information and to schedule High main game field, 6 p.m. Cross country - Bethel an appointment, 1-800-7332767 or visit www.redcross- Invite, away, 9:30 a.m.



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4C’s Square Dance - The 4C’s Square Dance Club has scheduled a dance for Sunday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cheshire Community Center, 6559 Main St. Caller is Kevin Bersing; cuer is Sue Lucibello. For more information, call (86-0) 349-8084 or (203) 235-1604. Horse show - St. Peter’s Church, Cheshire’s 38th annual Charity Horse Show is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 23 at 8 a.m. at the Old Bethany Airport on Route 63 in Bethany. Rain or shine. A fee is charged. For more information, call (203) 272-0142 or


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Boys soccer - Cheshire vs. Lyman Hall at Lyman Hall High School, 3:45 p.m. Field hockey - Cheshire vs. Sheehan at Cheshire High main game field, 6 p.m.



Girls soccer - Cheshire vs. Wilbur Cross/Hillhouse/Career at Cheshire High main game field, 6 p.m.



Dance party - The Senior Center has scheduled its monthly dance party for Thursday, Sept. 27 from 1 to Monday 3 p.m. Music by Vinnie Carr. Bring a non-perishable food Historical Society - The item for the food pantry. For Cheshire Historical Society more information, call (203) has scheduled speaker 272-8286. Richard DeLuca, author of Post Roads & Iron Horses: Transportation in Connecticut from Colonial Times to Friday the Age of Steam for Monday, Sept. 24. Football - Cheshire vs. Cross country - Daniel Hand, away, Surf Club, 4 Daniel Hand at Surf Club, 7 p.m. p.m. Boys soccer - Cheshire Field hockey - Cheshire vs. Farmington at Cheshire vs. Branford at Branford High main game field, 3:45 High School Turf Field, 3:30 p.m. p.m. Girls soccer - Cheshire Girls swimming Cheshire vs. Shelton at Shel- vs. Sheehan at Cheshire ton Community Pool, 4 p.m. High School soccer field, Girls volleyball - 3:45 p.m. Girls volleyball Cheshire vs. Lyman Hall at Lyman Hall High Gym, 7 Cheshire vs. Amity at p.m. See Calendar, next page



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Clothing drive - The Cheshire High School boys swim and dive team has scheduled a clothing drive for Saturday, Sept. 29 from 8 a.m. to noon at the school. Acceptable items include used clothing, shoes, scarves, gloves, ties, pocketbooks, blankets, towels, linens, curtains, pillows, comforters and stuffed animals. The team

will earn money based on the total poundage of items collected. All items collected will be distributed overseas. Please place donations in a tied garbage bag. Chili dinner - The Cheshire United Methodist Church, 205 Academy Rd., has scheduled its 3rd annual Chili Dinner for Saturday, Sept. 29 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Buffet includes three types of chili, salad, cornbread, macaroni and cheese, drinks and dessert. Al fee is charged. For more information and tickets, call Tracy Hanke at (203) 272-1062. Field hockey - Cheshire vs. Hamden at HHS Turf Field, 1 p.m.


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Active Singles hikes Active Singles has scheduled hikes for singles only (30s to 60s). Hikes are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Wear hiking boots, bring water. No children or dogs allowed. Hikes are scheduled as follows: Sunday, Oct 7 - Burr Pond, Torrington. Sunday, Oct. 21 - Freja Park, Bolton. Sunday, Nov. 4 - Lover’s Leap, N. Milford. For more information and directions, call Charlie Gergley at (203) 271-2125, (860) 489-9611, email or visit

Citizen photo by Joy VanderLek

The Cheshire Land Trust kicked off its Fall Hike Series Sept. 15, with a tour of the six-acre Bert Cran property off Linear Park and Towpath Lane. CLT’s Mark Kasinskas, right, led a dozen people on the first hike of the season. The next outing of the Fall Hike Series will be Ives Farm Woodlands Saturday, Oct. 20. The walks are free of charge and open to the public. Get more information at the CLT website



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At its August 1, 2012, regular meeting, the Plainville Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission rendered the following decision: Issued a permit to Mott Corporation for a manufacturing addition with associated parking and storm drainage improvements within the upland review area for property located at 84 Spring Lane. Respectfully submitted, Robert Mundy, Secretary Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission Dated at Plainville, CT This 3rd day of August 2012.

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The Cheshire Citizen — Thursday, September 20, 2012

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Shipping & Receiving /Delivery Driver Full time warehouse position with some driving responsibilities available at a growing garden center, nursery and pet supplies retail store. Applicants must be self-motivated and customer service oriented. Responsibilities include unloading trucks, loading customer vehicles & merchandise stocking. Prior warehouse, delivery or retail experience a plus. Benefits (insurance, vacation, sick & holiday pay, retirement plan) provided. Apply in person at: Agway of North Haven 66 State Street North Haven, CT 06473

Water Utility Assistant Superintendent Public water utility seeks an effective manager with minimum 10 years’ experience in direct charge of staff with water treatment and distribution experience in the municipal government environment. Effective management and administrative skills are essential. A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with major course work in Public Administration, Civil Engineering, or a related field, and must possess valid CT motor vehicle operator’s license. Salary commensurate with experience. Must establish and maintain a bona-fide personal residence within fifteen (15) mile radius of Department’s office within six months from date of hire. Offers of employment will be subject to successfully passing a pre-employment physical exam, including a urinalysis drug test, and a criminal background check. Apply in person at: Southington Water Department, 605 West Queen Street, Southington, CT or send resume to Attn: Fred Rogers, Superintendent, PO Box 111, Southington, CT 06489 by September 28, 2012. Detailed job description is available for review at Department Offices.

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YOUTH SERVICES PROGRAM ASSISTANT Town of Cheshire seeks qualified applicants to fill two (2) vacancies for PT, 15 hr/wk positions. Must be available Friday and/or Saturdays nights and weekday afternoons and evenings. Minimum hourly starting rate of $9.00/hr. Ability to work with youth in a group setting essential. For additional information see the Town’s website Deadline for applying is 9/28/12. The Town of Cheshire is an EEOE, M/F/D/V.


The Cheshire Citizen — Thursday, September 20, 2012


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