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Novametrix co-founder dies after long fight with cancer By Eric Heredia Special to The Citizen

Family and former coworkers remembered William J. Lacourciere April 3 for his work founding medical technology companies, serving his country in the Air Force and being a good leader. He died March 29, at age 73, after a long battle with cancer. Sheila Lacourciere said her husband was diagnosed with oral cancer nine years ago. He had five operations in his mouth but the cancer eventually spread to bones in his shoulder, hip and spine. She said he also suffered

from pneumonia and his condition took a turn for the worse last September. Lacourciere, who played football at Southington High School, asked Sheila Wrinn out on a date during their junior year. After graduating, they got married and he joined the Air Force. William Lacourciere moved around from Texas to Illinois to Biloxi, Miss., teaching airmen how to use their radio equipment. After William Lacourciere left the service, the couple moved back to Southington and he got a job at the Technical Measurement Corp. as manufacturing manager.

Garden club to meet The Suburban Garden Club of Cheshire is scheduled to meet Wednesday, April 17, at the Cheshire Senior Center, 240 Maple Ave. Tovah Martin is scheduled to present “Terrariums and You.” The topic on terrariums is geared to help all levels of gardeners host houseplants. Refreshments begin at 7 p.m.; program begins at 7:30 p.m. There is a suggested donation for all non-members. New members are welcome to join anytime. For more information, call Mary Sullivan at (203) 8811620 or Jo-Ann Vitarelli at (203) 272-9033.

William Lacourciere, president of Novametrix in an archival photo from May 15, 1988. They moved to Cheshire in 1961. William Lacourciere worked at Corometrix Medical Systems for 10 years before co-founding Wallingfordbased Novametrix in 1978. The company manufactured critical-care patient monitoring equipment such as pulse oximeters and monitors that

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read American history and thriller novels by Robert Ludlum. He was also an avid golfer and traveled extensively for business. She said she was fortunate enough to go along with him during many of his trips. William Lacourciere’s favorite vacation spot was Point O’Woods in Old Lyme, which he thought was the most beautiful place in the world. “He was a great guy, he was friends with everybody, he had no enemies,” said his son, William Lacourciere Jr.. “He was the best father in the whole world. He always wanted to take care of everybody.” Vincent said he hadn’t been able to visit Lacourciere as much he’d liked to have recently, but he did see him on Friday before he passed away. “We had a great relationship,” he said. “We talked about the old days.” Besides his wife and son, Lacourciere is survived by his daughters Faith Weiss, of Avon, and Karen Bertoni, of Cheshire; seven grandchildren, two sisters and three brothers. (Contact information: eheredia@recordjournal.com; (203) 317-2243; Twitter: @EHerediaRJ.)

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Council budget vote likely to impact mill rate By Eve Britton The Cheshire Citizen Budget revisions reduce a projected 3.93 percent tax increase to a 1.63 percent increase for the 2013-14 fiscal year that begins July 1. A budget vote was on the Town Council agenda for April 9. (For updates check the website at chshirecitizen.com.) If approved, the mill rate would increase from 27.3 mills to 28.3 mills,

according to Financial Planner Jim Jaskot. The mill rate represents $1 in taxes for every $1,000 of assessed property value. A 1.63 percent tax increase would be in line with the average of the last four years, which has been about 1.81 percent annually. Last year’s increase was 1.07 percent. The Town Council and other town officials met April 8 to go over the final proposed budget.

Kindergartners may be packing a lunch for school in 2014, if a proposal to switch the program to full day comes to pass.

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Though state aid is decreasing by more than $2 million, it was possible to trim spending without cutting services, said Town Manager Michael Milone. The savings come in large part from skimming money from line items that were overfunded in the proposed budget and dipping into the debt service reserve. The revised budget saves the town See Budget, page 25

Full-day kindergarten to be studied after survey shows strong support By Eve Britton The Cheshire Citizen

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Town schools distributed a survey earlier this year that asked parents, teachers, and community members what they thought of the idea of changing the current halfday model and 75 percent supported it. A survey done in 2000 showed 50 percent of responders supported a change. The projected budget for the program is $700,000. The schools’ curriculum department is looking to set up early next month a committee that would weigh the “pros and cons of each,” urriculum director Scott Detrick said. Ideally, the committee comprised of parents, See Kindergarten, page 9

Ballet at a spring tea fundraiser, performed by students of the Cheshire Dance Center. By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen Tables dressed in white linen had pastel pink and green napkins folded in triangles. Fine floral China teacups, saucers, and silverware were placed neatly on the tables as girls dressed in black served tea, sandwiches, and dessert to guests. Patrons enjoyed their Sunday afternoon munching on egg salad sandwiches and cookies, sipping green tea, and watching ballet performances by dancers of the Cheshire Dance Centre during the annual Spring Tea fundraiser at the Parks and Recreation Center. The proceeds help with the Cecchetti

Ballet Theatre’s 2013 production of “The Nutcracker.” “It’s a lovely afternoon for people to experience what a high tea service is like,” said Betty Seibert, owner of Cheshire Dance Centre. “It’s a great experience for old and young.”

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

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Thursday, April 11, 2013— The Cheshire Citizen

Dog park organizers well on the way to fall opening

Soccer The Cheshire Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for its spring soccer program. The program is for students in kindergarten through grade four. Calisthenics and drills are planned to teach the fundamentals of soccer. A short game will be played most weeks. Parents are asked to volunteer to coach and players are placed on teams with their schoolmates. No cleats needed but shin guards are required. For more information and cost, call (203) 272-2743 or visit www.cheshirect.org/parkrec.

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The property next to Cheshire’s Artsplace may soon be home to a dog park in Cheshire. Lab, said she also supports the park, even though it may mean more work for her in the long run. “I talked to Southington and there have been some extra calls for service,” she said, but I’m not really worried about the extra calls,” she said. “I think it will be a fun thing for people in town.” The website for the dog park, which also includes a petition for the park, is www.cheshiredogpark.com. The group also has a Facebook page called “Cheshire Dog Park.” (Contact information: eb r i t t o n @ re c o r d - j o u r n a l .com; (203)317-2208; Twitter: @EveBritton.)

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If all the balls bounce into place, Cheshire dogs will have a place of their own, for exercise and play, by fall. About $17,000 has been raised so far to pay for fencing the town-owned two-acre parcel next to Artsplace off Route 10, according to Cindy Forlenzo, head of the fundraising campaign. The 10-member group leading the effort still has to raise money for pickup bags, informational kiosks, garbage cans and signs. “Everyone seems to be very interested in getting this done,” Forlenzo said. “We would like to have it done by this spring, but I don’t think it’s going to happen, so we’re looking at fall.” The group is planning to approach the Town Council soon to formally ask for permission to use the land as a dog park. Councilors have already indicated that they favor the idea, Forlenzo said. The project started in 2008, with a goal of setting aside four acres for a dog park. The site is set on a former landfill, with surrounding woods and brush land. Organizers soon realized that they could not raise enough money to enclose four acres right away and settled on two acres with the option to expand. The new area will be the only dog park in the area open to Cheshire residents. The Southington dog park is for Southington residents only, but there is rarely any enforcement unless there’s an incident at the park, said Michael Manware, Southington’s assistant superintendent of parks. There aren’t any dog parks in Wallingford and Meriden. The group recently had a bowlathon, which raised $2,000. A summer carnival is planned, with food and vendors. The members are still looking for people to donate items, like the trash containers. The town parks and recreation director, Bob Chicollini, who has part-time care of his son’s dog, said he is sup-

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The Cheshire Citizen Thursday, April 11, 2013

Senior Happenings

Cruise to Hawaii information meeting - Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m. An informal meeting regarding the January 2014 trip is scheduled for today, April 11 at 7 p.m. For more information, call Sandy Chase at (203) 641-

4817. AARP Safe Driving Course – Monday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A fee is charged. Pre-registration and payment is required. Senior Bookworms are Hooked on Reading – Tues-

day, April 16, 10 to 11 a.m. Book discussion: The Confession by John Grisham. New members are encouraged to attend. Group meets in the Senior Center Library. Mature Driver Safety Program – Thursday, April 18, from 10: a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Licensed drivers are welcome to have a free and confidential driver safety screening. The program is funded by Conn. Children’s Med. Ctr. and Hartford Hosp. Pre-Registration is required by calling 203-272-8286. Cooking Demo with Sarah Bird – Thursday, April 18, 11:30 a.m. Co-sponsored by Skyview Center. Registration is required at (203) 272-8286. Military Whist – Thursday, April 18, 1 to 3 p.m. A fee is charged. Improving Energy and Mind – Monday, April 22, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Interactive workshop presented by Cynthia Streit Mazzaferro, a

registered physical therapist and Reiki I and II technician. Are you tired of feeling selfdoubt, weak, sad, confused, lonely, and uncoordinated or in pain? Come for a powerful and life changing experience. Workshop is free. Register by Thursday, April 18. Hearing energy and mind - Wednesday, April 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. Have a complimentary hearing screening. Appointments are required. Vinnie Carr Monthly Dance Party - Thursday, April 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. Lunch and a movie - Monday, April 29. Lunch at 11:45 a.m. A fee is charged for lunch. The Odd Life of Timothy Green at 12:30 p.m. Rated PG. For more information on any program at the Senior Center, call (203) 272-8286.

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Pennsylvania Dutch and dinner theatre - May 7-9. For more information, call Sandy Chase (203) 641-4817 or Rachel Chiginsky at (203) 439-7501. Cruise to Hawaii - January 2014. An informal meeting regarding the trip is scheduled for Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m. For more information, call Sandy Chase at (203) 641-4817. Trips are scheduled through the Senior Center Travel Club. Payment for trips may be made by check or money order payable to: Cheshire Senior Center, Attn: Travel Club, 240 Maple Ave., Cheshire, CT 06410. Checks may be dropped off with violet in the main office. Cash is not accepted.

Bus trip

The Cheshire Senior Center has scheduled a bus trip to the Amish country in Pennsylvania for Tuesday, May 7, through Thursday, May 9. The trip includes round trip motor coach, lodging, dinner theatre, dinner in an Amish home, a show and sightseeing. A fee is charged. Seating is limited. For more information, call Sandy Chase at (203) 641-4817 or Rachel Chiginsky at (203) 439-7501.

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CitizenCalendar

The Cheshire Citizen Thursday, April 11, 2013 The Cheshire Citizen welcomes submissions for the community calendar. The deadline is Friday at 5 p.m. for placement in the next edition. Send your organization’s events to news@the cheshirecitizen.com.

April 11

Thursday

Boys lacrosse - Cheshire vs. Amity at Amity High School, 4 p.m. Girls lacrosse Cheshire vs. Branford at Branford High School Turf Field, 7 p.m. Boys tennis - Cheshire vs. Glastonbury at Cheshire High School, 4 p.m. Boys golf - Cheshire vs. Sheehan at Farms Country Club, 2:45 p.m. Girls golf - Cheshire vs. Daniel Hand at Country Club - Southington, 3 p.m.

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Boys volleyball Cheshire vs. Amity at Amity High School, 5 p.m.

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Boys baseball Cheshire vs. Fairfield Prep at Fairfield University, 10:30 a.m. Boys lacrosse - Cheshire vs. Hauppauge, NY at Cheshire High School, noon.

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Boys baseball Cheshire vs. Amity at Cheshire High School, 4 p.m. Girls lacrosse Cheshire vs. Brookfield at Brookfield Stadium Field, 4 p.m. Boys tennis - Cheshire vs. Notre Dame - West Haven at Yale Courts, 3:45 p.m.

Friday

Boys, girls track Cheshire at Record-Journal meet at Platt High School, 3:30 p.m.

Senior Calendar

Tuesday

Boys lacrosse - Cheshire vs. North Haven at Cheshire High School, 6 p.m. Boys track - Cheshire vs. Guilford, Career Magnet, Fairfield Prep at GHS, 3:45 p.m.

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Wednesday

Winterguard performance - The Cheshire High School Winterguards, the Cheshire High School Jazz Ensemble, are scheduled to perform today, April 11, at 7 p.m., in the high school west gym. Winter guard combines dance with flag, rifle and saber drill work. The event includes prizes, raffle and make you own sundae. A fee is charged. For more information, call Anabela Mariani at (203) 232-4784 or anabela65@att.net. Garden Club - The Suburban Club of Cheshire is scheduled to meet today, at 7 p.m., at the Chesire Senior Center, 240 Maple St. Tovah Martin is scheduled to present “Terrariums and You.” A suggested donations is requested for non-members. For more information, call Mary Sullivan at (203) 8811620 or Jo-Ann Vitarelli at (203) 272-9033. Blood drive - The American Red Cross has scheduled a blood drive for Wednesday, April 17, from 1 to 5:45 p.m., at Temple Beth David, 3 Main St. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call 1800-RED CROSS (1-800-7332767). Grange - The Cheshire Grange is scheduled to meet Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m., at 44 Wallingford Rd. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, call (203) 537-5213. Boys baseball Cheshire vs. Sheehan at Sheehan High School, 3:45 p.m. Boys tennis - Cheshire vs. Hamden at Hamden tennis courts, 3:45 p.m.

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The youth group of St. Thomas Becket Church portrayed the Living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday for family, friends and parishioners. Girls tennis - Cheshire vs. Amity at Cheshire High School, 3:45 p.m. Girls track - Cheshire vs. Daniel Hand, Wilbur Cross, Sacred Heart Academy at DHHS track, 3:45 p.m. Boys volleyball Cheshire vs. Maloney at Cheshire High School, 6 p.m.

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Health talk Spring Cleaning: Detox 101, a free health talk, is scheduled for Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m.

at Thyme & Season, 3040 Whitney Ave., Hamden. For more information, call (203) 407-8128 or visit www.ThymeAndSeasonNaturalMarket.com. Softball - Cheshire vs. Shelton at Cheshire High School, 3:45 p.m. Boys lacrosse - Cheshire vs. Xavier at Xavier High School, 4:30 p.m. Girls lacrosse - Cheshire vs. Shelton at Cheshire High School, 4 p.m. Girls tennis - Cheshire vs. Daniel Hand at Cheshire High School, 4 p.m. Boys golf - Cheshire vs. Fairfield Prep at Farms Country Club, 2:30 p.m.

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Nickel, 1 p.m.; Poker, 1 p.m.; Senior Club, 1 p.m. Thursday, April 18 Freestyle art 101 class, 9:30 a.m.; Mature Driver Safety Program, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Moderate exercise, 10:15 a.m.; Cooking demo with Sarah Bird, 11:30 A.M. (registration is required), 11:30 p.m.; Scrabble, 12:30 p.m.; Military Whist, 1 to 3 p.m.; Poker, 1 p.m. Friday, April 19 Golf Cards, 10 a.m.; Art/painting class, 10:30 a.m.; Bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Set Back, 12:45 p.m.; Discussion, 1 p.m.; Poker, 1 p.m.

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Monday, April 15 AARP Safe Driving Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (preregistration and payment required); Sweatin’ to the Oldies exercise, 9:15 a.m.; Poker, 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 Crafty Ladies, 9 a.m.; 9 to 5 Cards, 10 a.m.; Senior Bookworms are Hooked on Reading, 10 a.m.; Moderate exercise, 10:15 a.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m.; Blood pressure, 1 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; Poker, 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 Mini-Bus trip and lunch and Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum; Reiki sessions, 9 a.m. to noon (by appt. only); Busy Bees, 10 a.m.; Nickel,

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Scholarships

Cheshire Knights of Columbus is currently accepting applications for its annual scholarship program. Awards can be used toward any Catholic High School or college tuition. For more information, criteria and an application. Email kofc2978scholarship@gmail.com. Deadline is April 30. Lady Fenwidk Chapter, DAR, is accepting applications for an award offered to a woman who is a resident of Cheshire or Prospect, who has completed a least one year of college and maintained 3.0 or better GPA. Applicants should major in American history, civics, government, social work or allied subjects. Applications are available from Priscilla Batty at (203) 272-2073. Deadline to apply is May 1. The Cheshire-Wallingford League of Women Voters’ is accepting applications for its annual scholarship honoring the late Eliza-

beth Giardino. Two women, one from Cheshire and one from Wallingford, will receive assistance as they resume their education to enhance their occupational skills. Applicants must be at least 21 years old. Applications and criteria can be found at www.lwvct. For more information, call Jackie Sima, at (203) 271-0467. Completed applications must be mailed to 180 Birch Drive, Cheshire, CT 06410, and by May 6. The Suburban Garden Club of Cheshire offers two scholarships, one to a Cheshire high school seniors who will be attending an accredited college or agricultural school with a declared major in horticulture, plant science, environmental science or related fields. The other is offered to a student already attending an accredited college or agricultural school with a declared major in horticulture, plant science, environmental science or related fields. Applicants must have completed at least

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one year of college and maintained a 3.0 grade point average in their major. Both scholarships will be awarded based on academic performance, character, financial need and enthusiasm for the chosen field of study. Applications and additional information is available on the Suburban Garden Club’s Website www.cheshiregardeners.org under ‘Community Programs’.

The Cheshire Citizen Thursday, April 11, 2013

Green Magic

Yellow House The Yellow House is located at 554 South Main St. (across from the Cheshire High School). The Yellow House offers recreational and educational programs, club activities and leadership training workshops. For more information, call (203) 271-6690 or email cheshireyouthservices@cheshire.org. High school Friday night activities All ninth through twelfth grade Cheshire residents are welcome to attend the Friday events, scheduled from 6 to 11 p.m. All events are supervised by Cheshire Youth Service staff. All activities are free and held at the Yellow House unless otherwise stated. Middle school Saturday night activities

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Healing Room

The Cornerstone Church, 1146 Waterbury Rd., has scheduled its monthly “Healing Room” for Friday, April 26, at 7 p.m., in the fellowship hall. In Mark 16:18, Jesus said that those who believe “will lay hands on the sick and they will recover.” If you, or someone you know, are in need of a physical healing, come to Cornerstone’s Healing Room. For more information, call the church at (203) 272-5083.

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Temple Beth David, 3 Main St., has scheduled the following: Tuning Torah Yoga. Join Rabbi Josh Whinston for Tuning Torah Yoga on Saturday, April 13, and every

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$1,904,956. “We still have ample reserves left,” Milone said. “And the important thing is that we maintained critical services.” The education budget will decrease by $800,000 because the medical benefits fund is considerably larger than anticipated, as less money was needed to pay for medical expenses over the past school year. In addition, some teachers are expected to retire this year, resulting in the addition of new teachers who start at a lower salary. Another savings of $300,000 comes from the Town Medical Trust Fund, which remained fairly solvent because of higher copays and less use this past year, Jaskot said. Other significant savings come in the form of fewer legal services needed this year and a revision of the medical benefits for employees. Cheshire will also dip into its debt service account for $500,000. The account is set

up to pay back loans, grants and bond measures. There is very little to pay back until 2017, when the town will need to start paying for the new sewage treatment plant being built beginning this year. While the Cheshire budget could be approved Tuesday, the state budget is not expected for a couple of months. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget takes away more than $2 million in PILOT money, funds-in-lieu-oftaxes paid to municipalities that support state institutions that they otherwise could get taxes for, such as the Connecticut Correctional Institute. Instead, the governor’s budget proposes giving an additional $2 million to Cheshire’s Educational Cost Sharing fund. The governor’s proposal also takes away state aid to municipalities, but provides funds for capital improvements, called LoCIP funds, which will be reimbursed after projects are completed.

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CitizenOpinion Police union and town at impasse after nine months of talks

By Eve Britton The Cheshire Citizen

It’s arbitration for the Town Council and the police union, the police union president said. “At this point we consider ourselves to be at an impasse,” Det. Fred Jortner said. “We had a union meeting. We had more than nine months of negotiations, as well. This threw us for a loop.” After more than a year of negotiations, two weeks ago, the Town Council in a 5-2 vote decided not to ratify the police department’s proposed contract because of concerns over the pension plan. The cost of arbitration is not known at this time. The costs will be split equally between the union and the town. The proposed change in the pension plan closed out the plan to new hires, but in-

creased the enhancements for those retiring from receiving 68 percent of their salary at retirement to 72 percent. Three people are expected to retire from the department this year, according to the town manager’s office. The police union contract expired June 30. Under the terms of the old contract, a new hire, straight out of the academy, would receive $44,473 in compensation. A lieutenant, also under the old contract takes home $75,519. “We had an expectation this would be going into arbitration,” Republican Councilor Tim Slocum said. “We understand there’s a cost, but under the circumstances (of the budget issues), it’s hard to look at this today and pay the pension costs.” The proposed town budget, released March 11, calls for a possible increase in taxes of 3.83 percent, if all of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s cuts are

enacted and no services are cut. The town’s budget process is still ongoing and a new budget will not be approved until next month. The state budget is not process is not expected to be finished until June. Voting against the police contract ratification were Republicans Tim Slocum, Sylvia Nichols, James Sima, David Schrumm and Tom Ruocco. Voting to ratify were Democrats Patti Flynn-Harris and Peter Talbot. Democrat Michael Ecke and Republican Andrew Falvey abstained. Arbitration is expected to take at least six months. Slocum said he realizes that going into arbitration could be risky, as it could reopen issues that had already been negotiated. “It’s a risk we’re willing to take,” he said. “We have to fight for the taxpayers.” See Impasse, next page

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Meriden BOE hears how Cheshire schools handle insurance By Kimberly Primicerio Special to The Citizen Cheshire School Superintendent Greg Florio attended the Meriden Board of Education’s health insurance committee April 4 meeting to talk about how his school system handles health care costs and rates. Meriden BOE invited Florio to hear how health insurance works at another self-insured municipality. Last week, board members heard from Southington’s school superintendent. Florio told board members and central office staff that he’s been with the school system for 22 years, 10 years as superintendent, and he’s been closely involved in the medical benefit process. In Cheshire, there’s one health insurance account for both town employees and school system employees, but someone keeps track of how much money the school system and town puts into the account. “It’s broken down by group, but it’s all one account,” Florio said. If the school system is having a good year, Florio said, money from the fund has been used to offset money in the board’s operating budget. The town does the same thing, he said. Using money from the insurance fund to pay for certain expenses allows the school system to keep programs and teachers in place. This practice is done only when there’s a need, because it’s never certain when a large claim might come in, Florio said. This year, Florio said, the school system’s health insur-

ance rate is likely to go up about 4 percent. The town usually pays about the same amount, he said. The Meriden school system is facing a 12.48 percent insurance rate increase. Board members asked questions about Cheshire’s rate, how the health insurance fund works and if the Town Council has to approve anything. After the meeting, the committee chairman, Steven O’Donnell, said the information was enlightening. “This is just another municipality’s way of doing things,” O’Donnell said. “They have a good relationship with their Town Council. There’s equality.” Cheshire’s Board of Education has a say when it comes to insurance costs and has control over their portion of the health insurance fund. Meriden’s board does not. O’Donnell said the school board can use the information provided by Florio and Southington School Superintendent Joseph V. Erardi Jr. at last week’s meeting and present it to the City Council to figure out a new way to handle health insurance costs. “We can at least try to form a committee and present options so we can be aware of what goes on,” O’Donnell said, referring to forming a health insurance committee similar to Southington’s, with members from the town and school board. (Contact information: kprimicerio@record-journal.com; (203) 317-2279; Twitter: @KPrimicerioRJ.)

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Budget hearing includes concerns about pool, schools By Eve Britton The Cheshire Citizen Budgeting money for the pool and the library were hot topics for the few people who spoke at the public hearing for the 2013-14 proposed budget, which includes a 3.93 percent tax hike. The proposed general operating budget for 2013-14 is $101,780,380, an increase of $3,057,947 over the 2012-13 budget . About 25 people showed up for the April 2 hearing, in which Town Manager Michael Milone presented proposed revenues and expenses for the coming year to the public and town councilors. Democratic Councilor Patti Flynn- Harris and Republican David Schrumm were absent. The seven other members of the council were present. While no one had questions for Milone or the councilors, four residents spoke during the comment portion of the hearing. “I don’t understand why the field house and locker is not going to referendum, while the pool bubble did, and the police contract was voted down when in negotiations you knew what to expect,” said Diane Visconti. “I’d also like the council to adequately fund the schools, as that contributes to higher property values.” Joe Schmidt said he was unhappy that the pool, in its decades-long history, has never been self-sufficient, as was predicted when it was proposed. “It’s about time the pool became self-sufficient,” he said. “The town should put aside pool budget money and fix the school problems, they’re in terrible shape, and fund those things that make a difference in education. Stop subsidizing the pool.” Guy Darter said he was an-

gry that with the high rate of Connecticut’s unemployment, town government employees were enjoying a multitude of benefits. He suggested cutting parttime staffers by one hour a week, making them ineligible for medical benefits and making more staffers work fewer hours. “It’s better to be a town employee than a town resident,” he said. “Slight cuts here and there will make a huge difference in the budget.” Darter continued, saying the “library was out of control.” With a budget of more than $1 million, just in salaries, and still not being open on Sundays during the school year or weekends in the summer, he said it was just “too much.” Milone’s budget does call for limited Saturday hours during the summer. Mora Esposito said her main concerns are education and the library. “There are a lot of large issues to deal with in the budget, but I just want to make sure you support education and the library budget.” She added that a large number of people use the library, from all age groups. Tim White said he has been disappointed in how public works has handled fixing sidewalks and streets. “I know its small details, but they need to be looked at it, the fixing of cracked sidewalks has been haphazard.” Council Chairman Tim Slocum responded to the audience by saying that they will be spending the next few days looking at every aspect of the budget . “We will be looking at everything,” he said. “We will disappoint some.”

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Local students win home builders awards in state competition Two Cheshire High School students, Dylan Baron, class of 2015, and Dante Anastasio, class of 2013, recently won awards at the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Greater Hartford’s 65th Annual Student Design Competition. The event was held at the Connecticut Convention Center, March 1-3. Baron and Anastasio are in the high school’s architectural drafting and design classes. Baron won honorable mention for his design, while Anastasio took the award for Creative Site Design. More than 90 students from 21 high schools in the state entered this year. CHS Drafting and Design teacher, Sue Coco said students in her class, spent the year “designing their own original plans for a 2,000 square foot residential structure ... they build a scaled model of their plan and compete at the HBRA Youth Design Contest.” Winners of the competition were announced at the Connecticut Home and Remodeling Show by competition Chair Bob Hanbury from House of Hanbury Builders and Remodelers and U. S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal. The Design Competition also is supported by HBRA member, By Carrier, Inc., which sponsors additional awards presented to schools with students who show excellence in accessibility, green building, creative site design, innovation/thinking outside the box and also for a first-time entry by a school. Awards and scholarships were presented to the students March 28. Since beginning the event, the association has awarded more than $100,000 in cash prizes and scholarships.

Impasse Continued from page 26 Jortner added that, even though the police are working without a contract and entering into arbitration, no service interruption will

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Dante Anastasio and Johnny Carrier, of By Carrier Inc.

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal presents Dylan Baron with an honorable mention award for his design. “It is amazing to see the creativity of the students and their teachers,” said Hanbury, chair of the Student Design Competition. “Each year it is exciting to

see what types of homes the students will design. It is one of my favorite projects the HBRA does for the community.” (Submitted by Sue Coco.)

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Jortner said. “We will continue to provide services on a daily basis.” (Contact: ebritton@recordjournal.com; (203) 317-2208; Twitter: @EveBritton.)

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An emotional day, as CHS softball plays for cancer awareness Christine Newby Special to The Citizen

Team Botto. Beat Cancer. Those four words stretched across eye black on the cheekbones of the Cheshire junior varsity and varsity softball teams Saturday afternoon in their third regular season games. But this matchup was different. The Rams (2-1) dedicated the JV and varsity games against visiting Mercy of Middletown to Colorectal Cancer Awareness, as Cheshire partnered with the American Cancer Society’s “Strikeout” Cancer initiative. The Tigers defeated Cheshire, 2-1, in what Rams head coach Kathleen Hoag called a “more emotionally charged” day than usual. The awareness day came about because of first-year Rams’ assistant coach Kristine Botto Drust, whose two brothers were diagnosed with colon cancer. Even with the loss to Mercy at Cheshire High School, Drust’s positive outlook on the special day didn’t change. “Softball is not everything,” Drust said she told her players afterward. “Being here for each other and our health is everything. Playing on this beautiful field for this great school is everything. The girls were upset because they didn’t win the colon cancer awareness game, but I told them that today was perfect.” The last Wednesdays in October of 2011 and 2012 were anything but perfect, though, for Drust and her family. On Oct. 26, 2011, Drust’s brother, Stephen, was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer at the age of 36. And on Oct. 24 the following year, Drust found out her other brother, Michael, had Stage 4 colon cancer. “For once, I can’t believe this is for my family because it’s usually for someone else’s

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Gabby Batista and her sister Angie receive a ball from captain Nicole D’Amato signed by Cheshire varsity and JV teams in pre-game ceremonies April 6. family,” Drust said with a quivering voice as tears started rolling down her face. “Cancer has attacked so many families. When I heard about my first brother, your mind goes to the worst. But with so much support from stuff like this, and awareness, cancer means support and fighting.” But the awareness game wasn’t just for Drust’s family. A pair of junior varsity sisters were also affected by cancer. Gabby and Angie Batista’s mother was diagnosed with colon cancer several years ago and is currently in remission. The JV squad took on Mercy at the same time as varsity, losing 14-13 in extra innings. Hoag said Cheshire’s five seniors - Kierstyn Bourdeau, Kathryn Vitale, Erin Donnarumma, Nicole D’Amato and Lauren Fountain - initiated the cancer awareness game. The first pitch was thrown by Drust’s parents, Steve and Colleen Botto, who made the two-hour drive from Lowell, Mass. The couple received signed softballs,

a royal blue bat and a picture frame from the team to give to their sons. Colleen called her sons going through cancer a “nightmare,” but expressed how important the support meant to her. “It was nice driving down, knowing what they were going to be doing,” Colleen said. “We have so much support from family and friends and things like this. It just really helps. All the prayers really make a big difference.” Stephen, a teacher and baseball coach at Greater Lowell Technical High School in Massachusetts, is currently in remission, while Michael is in the middle of his battle with cancer. As for the Batista sisters, their mother was not able to make it to the game. But after the contest, Angie said she already knew the message she’d be giving to her mom. “I’ll tell her that we were playing for her, how much we appreciate her and how lucky we are to still have her here,” she said.

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Cheshire 2, West Haven 1: BryAnna McIntosh doubled home Sara Como with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Cheshire a 2-1 walk-off victory over visiting West Haven and make a winner of Kathleen Hoag in her head coaching debut. Como had gotten aboard by singling up the middle. Alexa DeLeo staked the Rams to a 1-0 lead with a solo home run over the left field fence in the second inning. West Haven answered in the sixth to force extra innings. Casey Harding led Cheshire’s 11-hit attack by going 3-for-3. McIntosh and Como had two hits apiece. Nicole D’Amato earned the pitching win. She scattered 10 hits and walked four, but struck out 13. Camdyn Mongillo suffered the loss for the Blue Devils. She fanned seven and walked four.

Baseball Xavier 10, Cheshire 6: Two Cheshire errors helped fuel a six-run third inning for visiting Xavier that was the big difference in this SCC interdivisional opener. Mike Purcell, a Cheshire resident, also tagged a two-run single for Xavier in the third. Purcell and fellow Falcon Will Garrity both went 3-for-4 with two singles, one double and three RBIs. Cheshire got 2-for-4 games from Kyle Hodgdon and losing pitcher Dan Schock. Hodgdon had two singles and one RBI. Schock singled, doubled and drove in two. Ethan Lonardelli added an RBI double and bases-loaded walk for the Rams. Jonathan Law 9, Cheshire 1: Kyle Hodgdon

strong days at the plate for the Rams in a SCC interdivisional loss in Cheshire. Hodgdon (3-for-3) stroked three singles and Waldron (2-for-3) smacked two. Law’s Jim Palmer had a perfect day at the plate, going 4-for-4 with two doubles and two runs. The visitors scored five runs in the fourth inning and four in the fifth. Kurt Holden (1-0) had two strikeouts over five innings to earn the victory. He surrendered one run, five hits and three walks for the Lawmen (2-0). Ethan Lonardelli (0-1) went 4 1-3 innings in the loss for the Rams (0-2). Cheshire 3, Notre Dame 1: Dan Schock went 4-for-4 with a RBI single and Wes Robertson was 2-for-3 with a RBI single to lead the Rams past the Green Knights at Quigley Stadium in West Haven. Schock drove in Kevin Mirando, who had reached on an error, in the fifth for the game winner. Adam VonFischer scored the first run for Cheshire (12) on a wild pitch in the second, and Robertson drove in Ryan Pierpont, who singled and stole second, in the sixth inning. Cheshire starter Christian Colt (1-0) gave up an earned run and six hits while striking out two to pick up the win. Schock got the last out for a save. Troy Terzi took the loss for Notre Dame (2-1).

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Spikers look to reload after back-to-back state championships By John Pettit Special to The Citizen

All the pieces were in place for Cheshire boys volleyball coach Sue Bavone the previous two seasons. The Rams won back-to-back Class L state championships and amassed a 45-game winning streak. But Bavone lost 10 seniors, including eight starters, from last year’s group. Senior outside hitter Evan Colechia is the only holdover from last spring. “It’s like a big puzzle,” Bavone said of her 2013 roster. “Every day after practice, I walk out and think, ‘Hmm, he might be better there. He might be better here.’ I’m doing a lot of tweaking.” That doesn’t mean the picture can’t be pretty for the Rams. Last year’s junior varsity team went undefeated and the Rams showed some spunk in rallying for a 3-2 win - their 46th in a row against a very good Lewis Mills-Burlington team in their season opener. “I think we have a lot of talent,” Bavone said. “It’s just a different team.” Gone are two-time AllState selections Ryan Cuppernull (outside hitter) and Nate Howard (opposite hitter) as well as reliable setter Ray Brumleve, a three-year starter who found a spot on the All-State team last season. Graduates Matt Ward and James Planinshek leave a hole in the middle, while Tyler Sweigard, last year’s libero, was a steady defensive presence. All three were All-SCC.

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Replacing Brumleve, Bavone said, has been the biggest challenge. “Ryan and Nate were big losses, but I think the biggest loss we’re seeing is Ray,” she said. “If I had him with this team right now, we wouldn’t be having these growing pains or at least we’d be able to end them really quickly. It’s tough getting used to a new setter.” Juniors Ted Li and Trenton Hager are the leading candidates to replace Brumleve. Bavone said junior Luke Yasuda and senior Ben Gallo have looked good in the middle, while junior Anthony Carbone is “a strong hitter” with leadership qualities. Still, a lot falls squarely on Colechia’s shoulders. “He’s used to playing with all veterans,” Bavone said. “He has to lead by example, be our go-to guy and be the guy the others look to until we get settled in.” It’s a role Colechia embraces. “We have a brand new squad, but we have a lot of potential,” he said. “It’s my job to take on a leadership role and help everyone until they get comfortable at the varsity level.” Cheshire hasn’t lost a match since June 4, 2010. Colechia admitted “the streak is in the back of our minds,” but Bavone has other concerns. “They do have the pressure of the streak - it showed in (the Lewis Mills) match,” she said. “We missed eight serves in the first game and that’s definitely something we had to work through. I don’t really care about wins or losses. At this point all I care about is getting better.” Not that Bavone has lowered her standards. “We’ve got a whole new team, but I still have high expectations,” she said. “We still want to be playing the very last day that we can possibly play, but we have a lot of work to do to get there.”

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By Sean Krofssik Special to The Citizen In his six-year tenure as head coach, Ron Chase and his Southington boys lacrosse team had never defeated Cheshire. But the Blue Knights held off a strong second-half rally by the Rams to secure an 11-7 season-opening victory at Fontana Field on a chilly night April 3. It was Southington’s first win over their Route 10 neighbors since the 2005 season. “The kids know what is at stake,” Chase said. “They have been talking about this game for the past few weeks,

Notes Continued from page 29 the Rams’ SCC win over the Pacers in Cheshire. Christy Myjak, Danielle Chambrelli and Alison Hoynes contributed two goals apiece for Cheshire. Maddy Levy, Kathleen Kalbian and Michelle Federico also scored. Goalie Alexa Carbone made nine stops. Greenwich 18, Cheshire 10: The Rams again fell short against the Cardinals in a rematch of last year’s Class L state championship. Friday’s game, played in Greenwich, stood at 8-7 in favor of the home team early in the second half before the Cardinals outscored the Rams 10-3 the rest of the way. Kathleen Kalbian and Emma Farrell netted three goals apiece for the Rams. Christy Myjak, Nicole Stauffer, Maddy Levy and Michelle Federico found the goal once each for the red and white. Cheshire fell to 1-1. Greenwich is 2-0.

Boys track Amity 100.5, Cheshire 49.5: Sprinter Liam Nicoli won three events, but it wasn’t enough as the Rams dropped the SCC Housatonic meet in Cheshire. Nicoli was first in the 100

Southington’s Jarod Florian, right, celebrates his goal against Cheshire during the first half of their April 3 game in Southington.

‘We wanted to beat Cheshire the first game of the season.’ For years, we have been focusing on the whole year and meters (11.1), 200 (23.4) and 400. Chibueze Njoku took discus for the Rams with a throw of 122-1½ and Cheshire’s 4x800 relay team of Jon Hauser, Mark Fusco, Sagar Nakrani and Trey Phillips won in 8:47.2.

Girls tennis Cheshire 6, Sacred Heart Academy 1: Nadia Pejovic rallied to a 5-7, 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 2 singles to lead the Rams to the SCC interdivisional win in Hamden. Cheshire got additional singles decisions from No. 3 Sara Bruce (6-3, 6-2) and No. 4 Jamie Andrews (6-2, 6-1). The Rams swept doubles behind No. 1 Lindsey Garibaldi/Meredith Bryden (6-0, 6-1), No. 2 Katie/Christie Freitag (6-0, 6-2) and No. 3 Durga Rathi/Amanda Murray (6-0, 6-1). Cheshire 4, Branford 3: The host Rams took three of four singles matches and No. 3 doubles to earn the SCC victory. Anna Toscano pulled away to a 7-6 (7-5), 6-0 victory at No. 1 singles. She was followed by No. 3 Sara Bruce (6-3, 6-0) and No. 4 Jamie Andrews (6-0, 61). After Branford took the first two doubles matches in three sets, Cheshire’s Amanda Murray and Durga Rathi

making the playoffs. Now we are focused on playing one game at a time. The kids have been working really hard the past two weeks and it has showed.” The Blue Knights led 8-1 at halftime behind the firepower of tri-captain Kevin Cop. The junior attacker netted a hat trick in the opening period.

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Cheshire 164, Foran 202: Jacob Ecke and Chris Simione shared medalist honors with 4-over par 40s to lead the Rams to the SCC interdivisional victory over the Lions at Grassy Hill Country Club in Orange. Tom Arisco (41) and Eric Dietrich (43) also turned in cards for Cheshire.

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Cheshire 3, Lewis Mills 2: It’s a new team and a new season, but Cheshire stretched its winning streak to 46-straight matches with a 3-2 victory over Lewis Mills in Burlington. It was the season opener for both teams. Cheshire’s string of wins dates back to the 2010 season. Game scores were 21-25, 2520, 25-11, 22-25 and 16-14. “We were down 13-9 in the fifth game and came back to win in spite of missing serves and in spite of doing some stupid things at times,” Rams coach Sue Bavone said. “That bodes well for the rest of the season.” Evan Colechia led the way with 15 kills and 11 digs for Cheshire. Ben Gallo finished with 11 kills and five blocks, while Anthony Carbone contributed 11 kills and two aces.


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Coach: Bill Mrowka (16th season). 2012 record: 4-16 overall. Key losses: P Jordan Kubilus (Albertus Magnus), C Tim Budd (Western New England), OF Adam Rider. Key returnees: Jr. P/CF Dan Schock, jr. 1B/P Ethan Lonardelli, jr. 3B/P Kyle Waldron, jr. C/INF Wes Robertson, sr. OF/C Kyle Hodgdon, sr. OF Kevin Mirando. Promising newcomers: Sr. P P.J. Watson, sr. P Christian Kolp, sr. P Zach Goul, so. SS Cooper Mrowka, fr. 2B Tommy Savino, jr. OF Matt Hickey, jr. OF Alex Augusto. Outlook: “We lost a bunch of one-run games and extra-inning games last season,” coach Mrowka said. “We’re a young team with a bunch of juniors, sophomores and freshmen. We’re talented and we’ve got arms. We’ve probably got eight or nine guys who can pitch.” Schock and Lonardelli are at the top of the rotation. “It’s a good group of kids,” the coach added. “They’re trying to get better. Our pitching will definitely keep us in games.”

Softball Coach: Kathleen Hoag (1st season). 2012 record: 13-9, lost to Masuk in second round of the Class LL tournament. Captains: Sr. P Nicole D’Amato (13-9), sr. 1B Lauren Fountain. Key losses: SS Caroline Kushner, CF Chelsea Mongillo, Julie Becker. Key returnees: D’Amato, Fountain, sr. C Kierstyn Bourdeau (.356, All-State), sr. CF Kathryn Vitale, sr. CF Erin Donnarumma, jr. 2B BryAnna McIntosh, jr. DH Alexa Dileo. Promising newcomers: So. 3B Casey Harding, so. OF Sara Como, so. OF/INF Olivia Oldermatt. Outlook: Hoag replaces her twin sister, Maureen DiSorbo, as head coach. Hoag had been

Coach: Dan Lee. 2012 record: 11-5 overall, 53 SCC Housatonic, 6th Division I. Home course: The Farms Country Club. Key returnees: Sr. Eric Dietrich, sr. Mike Stanton, jr. Jake Ecke, jr. Tom Arisco, jr. Ben Kaplan, so. Chris Simione, sr. Andrew Perrotti. Outlook: The Rams return intact from last year’s season, led by Dietrich, an All-SCC player who tied for third in the conference tournament with a round of 75. He followed that up with a 75 in the Class LL tournament. A year ago, Dietrich was the only Cheshire golfer with varsity experience heading into the season. By season’s end, the Rams had qualified for the Division I tournament as a team. The collective experience of 2012, followed by play on the summer circuits, has the 2013 Rams well seasoned, with hopes of being a serious player in the SCC as well as statewide in Division I. “They’re really excited about the season,” said coach Lee. “The SCC does pose some challenges: Xavier, the defending conference champion, and Fairfield Prep and Hand and, within our own division, Amity

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and Shelton have two strong what’s going to be best for the SCC Division I title they shared team as a whole.” last year with Amity and Handreturning teams. “It’s definitely going to be a Madison in veteran coach Jim competitive golf season. I Boys tennis Matthews’ final season on the think we’ll be up to the chalCoach: Chris Pappas (1st Cheshire sidelines. lenge. We’ll see what the seaAdams, who reached the year). son brings.” 2012 record: 16-3 overall; Class LL semifinals last year, is back, though he is battling 6-1 SCC Division I. Girls tennis Captains: Sr. Bryan Adams, back from an injury. Until he reCoach: Scott Matthews. sr. Casey Barry, sr. Blake Wet- turns, Reichentahl will man the 2012 record: 4-11 overall; 1- more. No. 1 singles spot. Barry, a 6 SCC Division I. Key graduation losses: doubles player last year, is Key graduation losses: No. Tanner Barros, Tyler Hajjar, moving over to singles and will 1 singles Erica Larson, No. 1 Drew Henderson, Brad Mahar. also occupy a top spot. Anthodoubles Alexandra Hirt and Key returnees: Adams, Bar- ny will be the leader at doubles. Taylor Strange, doubles/cap- ry, Wetmore, jr. Jeremy ReEldredd, though only a sophotain Theresa Fitzpatrick. ichentahl, jr. Nick Anthony, so. more, will be a regular at sinKey returnees: Sr. Reilly Eldredd. gles. singles/captain Anna Tuscano, Outlook: Pappas, like Sue “We’ve got young talent; we sr. doubles/captains Lindsey Planinshek at Wilcox Tech, Garibaldi and Meredith Bryden, takes up the boys coaching just don’t have the experience sr. singles Jamie Andrews, so. reins at a school where he pre- just yet. It’s going to be a learnsingles Sara Bruce. viously coached the girls team. ing curve for both the team and Promising newcomers: And, like Planinshek, he inher- me, and I’m excited for that,” Deep freshman class. its a team that graduated a ton Pappas said. “They have a Outlook: The Rams lost not of talent. good work ethic. Jim instilled a only their No. 1 singles player Still, Pappas expects the good work ethic. I’m taking in Larson and their captain in 2013 Rams to compete for the over a good group of kids.” Fitzpatrick, but a No. 1 All-SCC doubles tandem in Hirt and Strange which was seeded No. 9 in the State Open. These girls brought both leadership and talent to the team, ingredients that the 2013 Rams must replace first and foremost. “We lost a little bit of everything,” noted coach Matthews. “I know all teams in all sports suffer for losses, but for us I know they were the glue that helped hold the team together. Some of the younger kids need DATE: Saturday, April 13, 2013 to step up and become that glue.” TIME: 9am to 2pm On top of that, Cheshire is PLACE: Cheshire High School still in mix-and-match mode to 525 So. Main Street (Rte. 10) settle on a lineup, which may Interactive Displays with Product & Service Discounts be on the young side, but will have depth. Tuscano, a fourthGarden display, Home Improvement Ideas year player, will be at singles. Featuring Live bench carving by Gary Kosienski Her fellow captains, Garibaldi Children’s Vegetable Planting and Bird House Building, and Bryden, are a new full-time combination at doubles. Special appearance by “Right now we’re experiWRCH garden guru menting,” Matthews said. “The HE NGLISH ADY team is young and we’re trying to see who fits where best and Baroness Maureen Hasley-Jones (12:30pm) Music by-Joe Collette of JFC Productions, accompanied by vocalist Mesa Schubeck 150 gallon

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Cop started the scoring with a laser from 15 yards out 1:10 into the contest. Jarod Florian then scored the first of his two goals on a wrap-around with 5:13 left in the first. The freshman also added three assists in the win. “Beating Cheshire was the main thing that was on our mind all preseason,” Cop said. “We won because we worked hard and played as a team. This win means everything right now but now it’s on to the next game.” Cheshire’s Matt Rougeot cut the lead in half on a goal with 3:39 left in the first quarter. That turned out to be the lone Rams’ goal of the stanza. Southington led 2-1 after the first quarter and outscored the Rams 6-0 in the second. Junior Jared DeFeo and Cop each had a pair of tallies in the Southington second. Will Thompson and Alex Jamele also scored in the period for Southington. Unlike the first half, the second was dominated by Cheshire. The Rams had possession most of the time and the Blue Knights had trouble staying out of the penalty box. Matt Blois, Rougeot, Tom Dupont and Chris Trasacco each scored as the Rams got back in the game in the third period, 9-5. Tom Gallagher had the only Southington goal of the

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TRIUMPH SPEEDMASTER 2005 13K Miles. Extras-Lift, Stock Pipes, Shocks, Seat, Luggage Rack, Saddle Bags. Owner’s Guide. $4500 or Best Offer. ( 20 3 ) 6 3 9- 7 33 9

CAMPER & TRAILERS EQUIPMENT TRAILER Bed 6’ 3” x 12’. Folding Ramps. 15” wheels. $450 8’ YORK RAKE 3 pt hitch (for tractor). $250

Call (203) 272-9574

CAMPER 27’ 2006 PROWLER Slide out side. Sleeps six. Queen Bed. (860) 426-2664

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PETS & LIVESTOCK ATTENTION DOG OWNERS! Dog Obedience Classes starting April 8 at Cheshire Park & Rec. Bruce Gianetti, Phil Huntington, & Kathy Queen - Instructors. Call 203-272-2743 9am-4pm. After 6pm Call 203-235-4852.

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DASCHUND puppies for sale, six, 2 fem, 4 male. Pieball and black & tan. 39 yrs breeding exp. Ready to go, 8 wks old. $675 each. 203-891-7084


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MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE OTTOMAN 50L X 30W. $40. 860-690-5833 PROM DRESS 2012 Purple, Strapless. Size 14. Worn Once. $99. (203) 634-0774 SEWING CABINET Machine Recess Into Top. Light Maple. $40. 203-237-3396

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

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES $150 QUEEN MATTRESS SET Brand Name Queen pillow top mattress and box. NEW in plastic. Must sell! Call/Text Jim. 860-709-7667 $250 KING MATTRESS SET Brand Name King pillow top mattress with box. NEW in plastic. Must sell! Call/Text Jim. 860-709-7667

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Appliance Repairs

Will Deliver

203-284-8986 TWO CHAIRS, one couch. Good condition, $60/each OBO. More items. Call for info. 203-238-0585

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

TV STAND Grey With 2 Glass Shelves. $85 203-668-2430

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT CLOSE OUT SALE. Seasoned Firewood. Delivered. Great price. (203) 272-4216 EXCELLENT QUALITY Seasoned Hardwood, Cut, Split and Delivered. $200/cord; $125/half cord. 203-294-1775. www.lavignestreeservicellc.com

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH

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

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equipment. 860-707-9350

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

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

203-235-8431 MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS GUITAR LESSONS Hartt School Graduate All levels & style. Beginners welcome. Learn the right way! Call Bob (203) 213-0078

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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

ALL CASH FOR MILITARY ITEMS 203-237-6575

CHESHIRE Huge Apt ! 1 BR, Pvt Driveway, Fully Appl’d Kitch/Laundry. Easy access to hwys. Non Smoker. $875 + 2 mo sec. Avail Now (203) 439-1503

Flanders West Apts 24 People Needed TO LOSE 5-100 LBS! DOCTOR RECOMMENDED! www.healthylife4youtoo.com (203) 715-2779 8’ WOODEN STEP LADDER Can open up to a 16’ length. $25. (203) 235-1518 BABY Car Seat-Matching Stroller GRACO. Like New. $100. (203) 294-9699 BABY ITEMS: Baby Bjorn - $30 Baby Trend Universal Snap and Go - $30 City Mini Single Stroller- $100 All In Great Condition Call (860) 836-8216 FREE 82 in” Couch With Sleeper. Very good Condition. (203) 443-4070 GOLF CLUBS ‘King Snake’ Complete Set With Bag. $100. (203) 639-1248 MOVING SALE; 92” Sleeper Sofa, Matching Oversize Chair & Ottoman, $350. Vintage Kitchen Table, $35. T-Back Oak Chairs $20/ea., 4x38” mirror, $75. Also a Rocking Chair, TroyBilt Mower, Hoover Steam Vac, Shark Steam Mop, Wilton Cake Pans, Decorating Supplies, & Other Misc. Items. Call to see: 203-235-9001 NISSAN 300ZX Aluminum wheels $75/OBO 203-265-5321 PATIO FURNITURE - 7 piece heavy duty wrought iron, oval glass top table, 76 x 42, 6 high back chairs, 2 swivel and 4 straight, $500. 203-265-0300

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Southington

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts 1, 2 OR 3 ITEMS OR AN ESTATE

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

1-2 ITEMS

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

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

203-238-3499 2ND Generation buys anything Napier. Costume jewelry, old dolls, classic Walt Disney figurines, old pottery. 1 item to entire estate. 203-639-1002 Always Buying All Contents of Estates. Antique, old toys & collectibles. furniture, costume jewelry, etc. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-269-4975 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm

ALWAYS Buying Hand Tools. Old, Used, and Antique Hand Tools. Carpentry, Machinist, Engraving and Workbench Tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers. Please call Cory 860-322-4367

MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 1 BR, 1st Fl, $845/mo+sec. 1BR, 2nd Fl $801 /mo+sec. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN - 2BR, 1st FLOOR Kitchen, LR, DR, Bath Fireplace. Back Porch. Recently Remodeled. Ready to move in. 203-237-9500 or 203-565-4719 MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large 2 BR Luxury Condo. Walk in Closet, & Laundry. No pets! $895 + utilities Call 203-675-7326 MERIDEN 1-2 BR Hubbard Park Central Air/Heat. 775 West Main Street. $795-$995/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Niki 203 992-5605 or Chino 203 935-6224

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 2 BEDROOM Beautiful First Floor Appliances, Washer/Dryer Parking. $850 Month + Utils. (860) 338-3475 MERIDEN 2 Bedrooms, 3rd Fl. 5 Rooms, newly remodeled, off street parking, w/d hookups, no pets, $900 plus utilities, references. 203-671-9644 MERIDEN 2 BR Apartment. Heat included. $950/mo. Ready Immediately. Call Mike 203-376-2160 MERIDEN 2 ROOM EFFICIENCY Porch included. $550 per month One month security. References. 203 213-8639 or 203 631-0105

FREE MARKETPLACE ADS UNDER $100 Run your ad in print and online for one week Place your ad today at www.thecheshirecitizen.com (click on “Place An Ad”) Or fill in this coupon below: 1 item under $100. Include your phone number and the price of the item.

MERIDEN East Side, 1 BR Bright, Modern End Unit. All Appliances + Dish Washer. Off St. Parking. $730/mo. Call (203) 269-0763 MERIDEN Fully Furnished, Central Location. 1BR, LR, Kitch, BA. $675/ mo. Lease & Sec. Deposit Required. No pets. Call (203) 235-2372

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MERIDEN. 5 rooms - 2nd floor, washer/dryer hookups. Off street parking. Reasonable. 203-848-9233. SPRING SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $650/month. HEAT, HOT WATER & ELECTRIC INCLUDED. Private balcony. 203-639-4868

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WALFD 2 Bed, 2nd FL, Glass Porch, Appliances, WD hookup. Storage. Off st parking. No Pets. Very clean. Dead end st. Owner /Agent. $895. 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD - 1 BR Two-Room Apt, 1st Floor Off-Street Parking. $775 Includes Heat, HW, Elect. 203-530-1840 WALLINGFORD 2nd Floor, 4 RM, 2 BR North Main St Victorian. Credit Check Req. $1000/mo. + 2 month sec. No smoking. No pets. Avail 5/01. 203-269-5973 WALLINGFORD Apts for Rent. 1 or 2BR. 1st Fl. Refrig, stove incld. No Pets. Absolutely No Smoking. $850/mo. Sec & Refs. Avail 5/1 or sooner Paul 203-269-6348 WLFD 1 BR apt, No. Main St Victorian, 2nd flr. Completely remodeled including modern kit & bath. $900/mo plus util, sec, lease. Avail 6/1. (860) 349-1293

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Includes Heat, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. East Side. Off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or www.Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN Clean, Safe Room. 203-634-8084 Utilities & fridge included. Share kitchen/bath. $120 per week - plus security.

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

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WESTBROOK CT Cottage Rental 4 BR, 1.5 baths. Sleeps 9, Two wks August $1,600/wk 301-514-5506 www.wrinncottage.com

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TABLE Saw 10” Craftsman $75 Fire-Rated door 34x80 $75 Anderson Windows (3) 24x51 & (1) 31x52 Industrial Drill Press $100 203 631-5344 (203) 238-3131

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COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS CHESHIRE INDUSTRIAL ZONED Multi Use. Near 691. 1100+ sq ft Offices (2 lavs/shower) and 1100+ sq ft Warehouse/Shop (15ft overhead door). Will consider just leasing offices. $6.50 /per sq ft nnn. Call 203-272-6478

HOUSES FOR SALE

HELP WANTED

CSR/INSIDE SALES REP Growing insurance agency seeking a CSR/Inside Sales Rep MUST hold a valid P&C insurance license or willing to obtain - must be able to multitask - must be organized, responsible and people-oriented - a sales background is preferred - proficient computer and telephone skills - Meriden, CT - hourly rate/commission. Email resume to: sammympc@aol.com EDUCATION

CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUBSTITUTE CUSTODIANS

MERIDEN. Nice Cape with inlaw apt, hdwd flrs, fp, fenced in yard, 2 car garage. All remodeled. $179,000. (203) 213-5000

Ideal position for anyone looking for extra income and is able to work on AN AS NEEDED BASIS. Substitute custodians for day shift at Cheshire Public School buildings should apply at: www.applitrack.com/ cheshire/onlineapp

HELP WANTED

CL INSIDE SALES/CSR for local Insurance Agency. Valid CT Ins Lic, Exp with multiple carrier rating, strong comp & comm skills req. Knowledge of Applied a plus. FT Position with benefits. Email res & sal req to: ddrescher@drescherins.com

COOK - Per Diem Not-for-profit, state of the art, Continuing Care Retirement Community is currently seeking a per-diem cook in our dietary department. Ideal candidate should be available for flexible scheduling as needs arise including days, nights, and weekends. Must be dependable, have good communication skills and enjoy working with the older population. Also, must be knowledgeable of dining service laws and procedures as well as guidelines pertaining to nursing home operations. Minimum two years experience as a cook in a healthcare facility preferred.

STOCKPERSON Available Immediately! Fulltime position in our Dietary department. Responsible for receiving, storing & issuing of food, paper, & equipment. Responsible for organization and cleanliness of storage and kitchen areas. Performs duties in compliance with established state & company policies & procedures, in a professional manner. Reports to Executive Chef. Apply in person Mon – Fri 8am-7pm or weekends 10am-3pm 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT. Or fax resume to 203-2717794. No phone calls please. A/A,M/F,D/V,EOE.

E L E CT R I C AL & M E C HA NI CA L ASSEMBLER Worldwide manufacturer has opening for heavy electrical wiring assembler and mechanical assembly work. Five years experience desired. FT with competitive pay and excellent benefits. Email cover letter, resume and hourly rate history to wlfdjob@comcast.net or mail to PO Box 566, Durham CT 06422. EOE GRAND OPENING! All depts hiring in Southington and New Office in Meriden. Full Company Training FT & PT WorkAvailable CUSTOMER SERVICE SALES SERVICE PACKING GENERAL LABOR ENTRY LEVEL WORK $240-$550/Week Start Immediately 860 329-0326 ctjobfair@gmail.com GRAND OPENING! All depts hiring in Southington and New Office in Meriden. Full Company Training FT & PT WorkAvailable CUSTOMER SERVICE SALES SERVICE PACKING GENERAL LABOR ENTRY LEVEL WORK $240-$550/Week Start Immediately 860 329-0326 ctjobfair@gmail.com HVAC TECHNICIAN Around the Clock Heating & Cooling, Inc. in North Haven, is seeking a residential HVAC technician. Must have “B, S or D” license with 4 years minimum experience with a strong oil background. AC and Sheet metal experience a plus. Competitive salary, commissions, company vehicle, 401K, medical, vacation & holiday pay available. Call Lauren at 203-239-2226 for confidential interview.

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ELECTRICAL SERVICE

WE HAVE DUMP TRUCK We do all the labor. Registered and insured. Free on-site estimate. Call Ed

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

GUTTERS

IF You don’t have time to clean your house, call me. I will do everything you wish for a great price. Good job, fully insured. Call Renata (860) 538-7963 or Email: roniowa@wp.pl RELIABLE, Experienced person to clean homes. Detailed cleaning with a personal touch. Over 20 years experience. Excellent refs. Call Beth (203) 639-1870

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ANTHONY’S Masonry Lic & Ins. Chimneys, stone work, pavers, retaining walls, concrete, walks. 203-808-2129 #617425 LENA’S MASONRY Family tradition, Over 25 yrs experience. Walkways, stone walls, veneer, brick, concrete, stucco & repairs. Free estimates. Lic. & ins. CT #600890 (203) 732-4544 JIMMY’S Masonry - Stone Walls, Steps, Walkways, Patios, Chimneys. All types masonry work. 28 yrs exp. Lic., Ins’d. Free estimate. 860-274-4893 CT Reg# 604498 MNA SERVICES MASONRY and CHIMNEY work. Repair, relining & construction. Waterproofing. Inspections. Lic. & Insured. FREE estimates, SENIOR DISC. 203 714-7143 or203 600-9439. NAUGATUCK CT

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INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR DELIVERY CARRIERS WANTED

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RECEPTIONIST Full time. Some legal experience Good people skills. Full benefits package. Email cwalker@wwolaw.com RECEPTIONIST/SECRETARY PT 7 hrs/day, 2 days/wk for Psychiatric office. Exp preferred. Email: stevenk5360@att.net Fax: 203-639-1976, or Mail to: S. Kahn, MD, 391 Broad St. RECORD JOURNAL Meriden, CT 06450.

2.344 x 4”BOOKKEEPER (4c process) SECRETARY/ Established Company. FT Position, Need to know PeachTree baf Business Software or have equivalent computer background. Knowledge of Manufacturing & Contracting helpful. Short Hand or Speed Writing a +. Steady Employment /Benefits. Call for Interview 860-558-8504 or 860-573-9646 SOUTHINGTON CARE CENTER Provides exceptional skilled nursing care & rehabilitation services. The staff are specialty trained to provide services that enhance quality of life while promoting maximum well-being. As a Planetree community focused on relationship-centered care, we partner w/ our residents & family members to identify & satisfy their individual needs & preferences. This dynamic Five Star 130 Bed Skilled nursing/rehab facility w/ in excess of 600 rehab Admissions per yr seeks PT Housekeeping/Laundry Aide for this fast paced environment. Must be able to work every other weekend. Applicants should be able to communicate in English. If interested, please apply in-person at: Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Avenue, Southington, CT 06489 SOUTHINGTON CARE CENTER Provides exceptional skilled nursing care & rehabilitation services. The staff are specially trained to provide services that enhance quality of life while promoting maximum wellbeing. As a Planetree community focused on relationship-centered care, we partner with our residents & family members to identify & satisfy their individual needs & preferences. This dynamic Five Star 130 Bed Skilled nursing/rehab facility with in excess of 600 rehab Admissions per year seeks parttime & full-time CNA’s for this fast paced environment. If interested, please apply in-person at: Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Avenue, Southington, CT 06489

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MASONICARE IS HOSTING A CLINICAL JOB FAIR! Wednesday, April 17th2013 from NOON-5:00PM MASONICARE HEALTH CENTER 22 MASONIC AVE WALLINGFORD, CT 06492 Masonicare of Wallingford, Connecticut, is the state’s leading provider of healthcare and retirement living communities for seniors. We are not-for-profit and have more than 100 years of experience behind us. We’re recognized for the quality, compassionate care and steadfast support we provide to our residents and patients. We are HIRING! Certified Nurse's Aides(CNA) Home Health Aides Nurse Managers Private Duty Companions & Live-In Caregivers RN's - facility based and homecare/hospice NOW SCHEDULING INTERVIEWS! Apply today! If interested, please apply online at www.masonicare.org email your resume to careers@masonicare.org or fax (203) 679-3052. EOE

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RECEPTIONIST PT. Two positions avail. Handle high volume sales calls. Customer service skills needed. Call 203 427-5523

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SLIDERS GRILL & BAR Now Hiring Line Cooks Please apply online at: www.slidersgrillbar.com

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GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

PLASTIC Injection molding machine operator. Packing and trimming parts. Part time 12noon to 8pm. Hours flexible. Apply at Poly Mold, 951 So. Meriden Rd, Cheshire, between 9 & 3. No phone calls please

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PINE RIDGE Seeks motivated exp. individuals for landscaping, garden center, & labor positions. Exc. Opportunity for Growth! Drivers lic required. Call 203269-0177 or Email Resume to: info@pineridgeent.com

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


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