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Education budget proposes 2% increase By Jesse Buchanan Record-Journal staff

Schools Superintendent Jeff Solan recommended a budget for the upcoming school year that includes an increase of just over 2 percent, the lowest requested spending increase since 2000, according to school officials.

Solan detailed the $70.8 million budget, Jan. 5, to the Board of Education. His plan represents a $1.4 million increase over the 2016-17 budget of $69.4 million.

Cheshire has some of the lowest per-pupil spending of comparable schools, and this budget continues the trend.

“It’s a nod to our students, parents, community and Solan said the recommended certainly our educators and budget would make progress everybody who works in the on district initiatives such school system,” Solan said. as Spanish classes in the “I think we provide an outelementary grades without standing education at an inmajor spending increases. credible value.”

This year’s plan also is the second attempt to implement elementary world language. Last year, the board considered Spanish teachers for kindergarten and first grade students but pulled back because of finance concerns. Now the plan is being reintroduced with 1.4 teaching positions being added for 30-minute Spanish classes three times a week for sixth-

grade students. Solan said most of the cost of this program will be offset by reductions in sixth-grade library staffing. His budget also added two high school counseling positions. Cheshire has fewer mental health professionals per pupil than most other See Budget, A3

Witness recalls horror of 1946 plane crash By Terry Sutton Special to The Citizen

Bill Covitz, owner of Ice Matters, works on the details of an elephant at his ice carving company in Cheshire on Thursday, Jan. 5. | Dave Zajac, Record-Journal

Sculptor creates ‘cool’ art ing event. By Pete Paguaga Record-Journal staff

Standing in a freezer with the temperature at 18 degrees, Bill Covitz is in his world. The world-renowned ice sculptor — a national title in 2004 and second-place finishes worldwide and nationally in 2006 — is finishing an elephant for an upcom-

Covitz is wielding a chainsaw, creating the animal from a block of ice. “Sculpting, art, everything is repetition. I can’t tell you how many elephants I’ve carved or how many swans I have carved,” Covitz said outside of his business, Ice Matters. Last week, Covitz spoke about his art See Ice, A8

At the age of 85, Art Childs has lived in Cheshire most of his life. The father of three grown sons, and grandfather of two, has seen the town transform from a farming community to one of sprawling residential and business use. He also is one of the few last surviving witnesses to have seen what happened on one of the darkest days in the town’s history: Jan. 18, 1946.

idents rushed to a wooded hollow on the Andrew Farm near Honeypot Glen and Wolf Hill Road where the plane had gone down. “The fire was enourmous,” Childs said. The flames “were above the treetops and there were some pretty big trees.” Childs also recalled the horror of the smell of the burnt bodies of the occupants of the plane. “We couldn’t get in to rescue anyone because the heat was too much,” Childs said. “But I don’t think anyone survived the impact it was so bad.”

Childs was a young teenager, plowing a field for his father’s farm when he sighted a The doomed flight was an Douglas DC-3 airplane over- Eastern Airlines plane en route from New York’s La head in obvious trouble. Guardia Airport to Boston “I saw it before it went Commonwealth Airport. down,” Childs said. “I saw the According to a Jan. 19, 1946 engine and wing on fire bearticle in the Hartford Coufore it crashed into woods.” rant the flight had departed Childs and other town res-

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comparable schools, according to Solan. Parents and educators have asked for more counseling resources. “I heard a resounding cry for more support for mental health and social-emotional development,” he said. “We’re near the very bottom of the number of mental health providers per student.” Other new positions included technology coaches. Solan said those positions

would free time from math and language specialists who are currently helping classroom teachers with tech problems. “That’s not a really valuable use of their time, not as much as helping students,” he said.

go to non-certified employee salaries. Wage costs for those groups are going up 3.4 and 6.3 percent respectively. Masciana said the spending

last budget cycles,” he said.

School superintendents have proposed increases of 3.2, 5.2 and 5 percent in the last “It is certainly lowest over the three years.


Vincent Masciana, the school district’s chief operating officer, said more than fifty percent of the proposed budget would go to funding salaries for administrators and teachers. Another 13 percent will


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Nothing final on Covanta; towns eyeing Bristol Covanta representatives have told officials in Meriden and Wallingford and the other three towns that an abutting property owner has expressed interest in purchasing Wallingford’s Covanta property.

By Mary Ellen Godin Record-Journal staff

MERIDEN — The City Council voted this week to allow City Manager Guy Scaife to enter into talks with Covanta over possibly shipping trash to the company’s Bristol trash-to-energy plant, but a final agreement is far from a sure thing, Scaife said last week. “There are always negatives, it’s not a foregone conclusion,” Scaife said. “We’re meeting as a group to understand the ramifications.” A story in the Jan. 4 Record-Journal incorrectly reported that Meriden had already entered into an agreement to send the city’s trash to Bristol. Covanta, which has contracts with Meriden, Wallingford, Cheshire, Hamden and North Haven, wants to

“I believe BYK USA has some interest in it,” said Wallingford Mayor William W. Dickinson Jr. “I’m not sure for what use.”

Covanta Energy’s plant in Wallingford on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2009. | Rob Beecher, Record-Journal

close its Wallingford transfer station because it’s no longer making money at the South Cherry Street location. The company had a permit to operate a trashto-energy plant in Wallingford until 2015 when it converted to a transfer station. It has offered the towns financial incentives

for the remainder of their contracts if they act quickly. Cheshire has signaled some interest in the switch to Bristol because it would reduce tipping fees and yield a $21,000 annual savings, Town Manager Michael Milone said.

Covanta sold BYK USA a 1.1acre parcel in Wallingford in 2012. The deal was part of a long-term partnership between the two companies that helped pave the way for a $52 million expansion of BYK’s operation in Wallingford. The expansion increased BYK’s manufacturing capacity by 300 percent and allowed for the addition of 37 new employees, according to a company announcement at the time. BYK, which makes chemical additives used in household paint, completed the 56,000-square-foot addition in July 2014. BYK USA representatives could not be reached for

comment. Covanta spokesman James Regan said the Wallingford transfer station closure was strictly economic. He could not say which company was interested in the property, except that “we’re looking at a possible sale.” The towns have contracts with Covanta until 2020 and the company’s commitment is to service those agreements and look for options. Regan added that Covanta did not require any additional permitting for the increased trash capacity as it is covered in its existing permit. Town officials will weigh the pros and cons of any deal, including the costs of trucking waste farther away, and how it would impact local trash hauling. Also, if any party decides to break the contract, there could also be additional costs involved. “We want to have as much knowledge as possible,” Dickinson said. “We’re having another meeting this month.”

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Aresimowicz repeats call for bipartisanship By Mike Savino Record-Journal staff

HARTFORD — Rep. Joe Aresimowicz reiterated his call for bipartisanship after taking over as House speaker on Jan. 4 . “There are no Democratic solutions, Republican solutions here,” he said in an address to the chamber after being elected its new leader. He pledged to work in a bipartisan manner, adding “it will be the practice, not the exception.” Leaders from both parties said they expect Aresimowicz to fulfill that promise, but House Minority Leader Themis Klarides also advised him to avoid the perception of a conflict of interest because of his full-time union job. The Office of State Ethics said last week that Aresimowicz’s job as education coordinator for AFSCME doesn’t represent a conflict of interest with his new position as House

He requested the opinion just days after the state Republican party unanimously adopted a resolution saying Aresimowicz’s job did represent a conflict as the legislature looks to balance a budget. Klarides accepted the opinion, but warned Aresimowicz on Wednesday not to do anything that would shake the public’s confidence. “Unfortunately we live in a world where it’s not always about what’s right and wrong, it’s about what the perception is,” she said She also said Aresimowicz has been an “honest broker” when they’ve worked together. “That’s all you can ask of someone on the opposite side,” she said. “I have no reason to believe that will change.” Aresimowicz, a Democrat from Berlin first elected to the House in 2004, had been the House majority leader since 2012 before assuming the speaker’s position Wednesday. His district

includes part of Southington. Brendan Sharkey, of Hamden, had held the seat the past two sessions but decided not to seek re-election last year.

Ritter said the “mantle of leadership can weigh heavy,” but pointed to Aresimowicz’s time as both majority leader and coach of Berlin High House Majority Leader Matt School’s football team as Ritter, D-Hartford, said Aresi- signs of his ability to handle mowicz has shown an ability difficulty. to handle adversity in recent Ritter said Aresimowicz months, and anticipates he can provide some calm in a legislature. “Joe is not the speaker of the House for the Democratic Party, and he is not the speaker of the House for the Republican Party,” Ritter said. “To everyone who just got sworn in, he’s our speaker of the House.” Aresimowicz takes over a House with a 78-72 Democratic majority — Rep. Stephen Dargan, D-West Haven, resigned just before the session to accept an appointment from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, leaving an open seat — and the Senate is tied for the first time in over 100

helped his players handle the death of a teammate, and also lost two House colleagues last year — Reps. Mary Fritz, who died in July, and Betty Boukus, who died in December. During his remarks, Aresimowicz called for a moment of silence for Boukus.

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Not a sonic boom, earthquake, or explosion ... craft. The Federal Aviation Administration refused to disclose whether or not supersonic aircraft were in the area Monday morning, deferring comment to the military. Maj. Andrew Schrag, a spokesman for Air Combat Command, said the closest base with supersonic aircraft is 500 miles away.

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A representative with the North American Aerospace Defense Command also said the group had no missions in the area at the time the noise was reported.

Scientists have speculated that shallow earthquakes not 2. Low-level seismic activrecorded by equipment were ity. The noise and vibrations the cause of unexplained felt by area residents likely loud noises in the Northeastwere not from a shallow ern part of the country and earthquake, according James along the East Coast, often Dewey, a research seismolo- referred to as “Seneca guns,” gist with the U.S. Geological according to a post on the Survey. Based on the spread U.S. Geological Survey’s webof reports, he estimated that site. Loud booms have been the vibrations were felt in heard on the shores of Lake an area of 25 square miles. Cayuga and Lake Seneca Earthquakes felt for that dis- in New York. Similar unextance are generally a strength plained noises have occurred of 2 magnitude or greater, along the coasts of Virginia, but a station about 20 miles North Carolina and South away detected nothing at Carolina, as well as coastal that time on Monday. India. Dewey said there are very More unusual seismic acshallow earthquakes, but at tivity that can cause noise a low strength they wouldn’t is cryoseism, also known as produce the boom heard by a frost quake. If the ground residents. freezes to a sufficient depth,


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SOUTHINGTON — There are more questions than answers about a loud noise that was heard in parts of Southington, Cheshire, Meriden and Wolcott on Monday morning, Jan. 2. After receiving a flood of calls, fire and police crews searched the south end of Southington but couldn’t find damage or an apparent cause. Experts and government officials contacted Tuesday also couldn’t come up with a reason for the noise. Here are some of the theories:

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with him the past three years, stops working on another project and watches.

from inside his 18-by-15foot walk-in freezer, putting the finishing touches on the elephant for an event at a retirement community in Stamford.

“It takes a lot of practice and dedication, but when I turn around and I watch him do something ... he makes it look so easy I am like, ‘Wow, I have so long to go,’ ” Dylan Fortier said.

“We spend about 10 to 12 hours a day in there,” Covitz said, pointing toward the freezer. Though it’s very cold, Covitz said he rarely notices the temperature because he is helping move 300-pound blocks of ice, wielding a chainsaw and shoveling the ice. “The only time I’m cold in there is when I am doing a piece I don’t know; then I really have to think,” Covitz said. Covitz has been ice sculpting for close to 20 years after a career as a chef. “I never imagined it. I thought I would be some great chef somewhere, but I just got really tired of the hours, working every holiday,” he said. After traveling all around the country — as well as a stint as a personal chef for a billionaire in Belgium — Co-

Bill Covitz, owner of Ice Matters, left, and Dylan Fortier sculpt custom ice blocks in a freezer set for 18 degrees at the ice carving company in Cheshire, Thursday, Jan. 5. | Dave Zajac, Record-Journal

vitz got into ice carving in Newport, Rhode Island, and ended his culinary career.

attached to the body. “We use an aluminum plate about a half-inch to an inch thick; anything too thin will warp it,” he said, moving the plate back and forth across the seam.

He worked under a prominent ice carver before opening his own shop in 1999. “We’re bringing happiness, we’re matching what somebody wants sculpted and presenting it at their function,” he said.

He then takes the plate into the freezer to smooth out the seam on the main body.

Covitz is now ready to attach the trunk, which he shaped from another block of ice. Covitz takes the trunk out of the freezer to an ironing board and smooths out the seam where the trunk will be

“Always do the same to both sides,” he said. When both sides are smooth and flat, Covitz places the trunk in position on the body and prepares to “glue” them together.

“Our glue is water,” he said, pouring water out of a bottle on the edges of both pieces. He holds the pieces together for a few seconds and they stick. “It’s like instantly frozen, but you want to wait to make it fully frozen before carving,” he said. When the pieces are together, Covitz cuts off more of the body surrounding the trunk and smooths the ice around it. He then takes the iron to the sides of the face of the elephant and adds two ears. With all the different pieces of the elephant together, Covitz starts adding detail.

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Fortier, originally from California, takes care of a lot of the sculpting while Covitz handles the more difficult projects and the business side. Mike Cappazi, the third member of the team, is in charge of block production and packaging. “There’s nothing else quite like it,” Fortier said. “There’s no room for error, but at the same time everything is hand done so nothing comes out the same twice.” After Covitz puts the finishing touches on the elephant, it is packaged — shrinkwrapped in plastic, then in a blanket and then plastic again — before being shipped to Stamford. During holiday season, the team did 75 to 100 jobs a week. They are now busy preparing sculptures for the Old Saybrook Fire and Ice Festival, where they also will do demonstrations. “I get a lot of joy with speaking with a client and making something custom for them,” Covitz said. “It’s the thing that keeps you going.”

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at 10:28 a.m. and crashed at 11:06 a.m.

plane was still in flight, the fire had spread from the engine to the fuselage where the passengers were.

Firefighters from Cheshire, Meriden and Southington struggled to put out the flames. Childs recalled that a special fire vehicle from Hartford was brought in to help extinguish the flames. Even then, he said, there were still spots in the crash zone that smoldered for days.

It is believed that the pilot tried to land at Andrews Farm but structural failure in the plane happened too quickly. The speed at which the plane hit the ground was so powerful that both engines were almost completely buried into the ground.

Later that year, the Civil Aeronautics Board released its findings that the fire in the engine occurred because of the “failure of a fuel line or fuel line connection.” This in turn led to the collapse of the left wing of the plane and the subsequent crash.

The doomed flight had a three-person crew and 14 passengers. Everyone on board died including a two and a half year old child, her mother, a nurse and several military veterans.

Witness accounts in newspapers such as the Hartford Courant state that while the

Other passengers included a college professor from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an engineer for a ship repair firm, and

a married couple in their 20s. Many of the deceased left behind spouses and children. None of the persons on board were from Connecticut.

ments of the plane on display at the society. The area of the crash is now a quiet, residential area. Visitors are always surprised to learn that we had a significant plane crash in our town. The visitors who The Cheshire plane crash of are the most impressed are 1946 was the worst aviation our third graders who come disaster in Connecticut until with their school field trips. 1971. On June 7 of that year, The boys are particularly in28 people died in a crash that terested in seeing fragments occurred in East Haven when of the plane and learning all pilot error brought a plane the details of the crash. The down that was en route kids really can’t take in that to Tweed Airport in New anything this monumenHaven. tal could have happened off Wolf Hill Road.” Despite the magnitude of the 1946 tragedy, there are As for Childs, he eventually many in town and surround- married and started a family. ing areas who are unaware of He opened up an automobile the horrific events that haprepair shop which he owned pened that afternoon. and operated in town for sevPresident of the Cheshire Historical Society, Diane Calabro said, “We have frag-

eral decades.

When asked about the aftermath that the crash had on

the town of Cheshire, he replied, “It didn’t really impact people that much (though it) came up in conversation for years. The younger generation doesn’t know about it. And most of the witnesses are gone.” The names of the deceased, taken from a Hartford Courant story from Article Jan. 19, 1946: Captain Roy E. Kuser, pilot; Robert S. Knight, co-pilot; Willard Bassett, flight assistant steward; William Gardner; Lt. Winfield Scott Faron; Barbara Thompson; Charlotte Sturman and her daughter Jean; David McVeigh; Mr. and Mrs. Saul Miller; Norman E. Falt; Professor John Mitsch; Henry Berger; Constance Ludwig; Paul Maynard; Gerard Voetlink.

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Cornerstone Church The Cornerstone Church, 1146 Waterbury Road, has scheduled worship for Sundays at 9 and 10:45 a.m. For more information and a complete schedule of programs, visit or call 203-272-5083. Childcare is available for most groups.



Mom’s in Prayer International welcomes the public to weekly prayer gatherings in Cheshire to pray for children, schools and teachers. Meetings are held Tuesdays, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., at Oasis Church, 176 Sandbank Road. For more information, contact joellenputnam@yahoo. com.

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Back to counties? No, but … By Glenn Richter Record-Journal staff

“The state of Connecticut is divided into 169 cities and towns,” according to many a guidebook. You can say that again — with the emphasis on “divided.” And for those who have worked to promote any kind of cooperation among two or more of those municipalities, “169 kingdoms” might be a better formulation. Those kingdoms are theoretically organized into eight counties, but these days our counties are little more than lines on a map. (Can you name them? Clockwise, from the northwest corner of the state, they are: Litchfield, Hartford, Tolland, Windham, New London, Middlesex, New Haven and Fairfield.)

Many of the factors that have branded and defined our image in a pejorative light are vanishing — replaced by new, valuable assets. But for all practical purposes we got rid of county government in 1959. Forty-eight states still have county government; only we and Rhode Island don’t. Texas has the most counties (254), and Delaware the fewest (3). In California there are counties three times as big as our whole state in population (Los Angeles) and four times as big in area (San Bernardino). We may have more counties than we have representatives in Congress, but it

seems we’re just too small a state to make county government work.

erwise, the state motto might as well be the Latin version of “Every town for itself.”

And since our municipalities range from rich to poor; and from rural to urban; and from tiny (Union, pop. 846, up in the Quiet Corner), to big and bustling (Bridgeport, pop. 147,629, with I-95 roaring through it night and day), it’s hard to see how they’d have much in common. Their needs and interests are different, and so are their demographics and their tax rates.

Does that mean that our communities are still inhabited by a bunch of cranky Yankees who couldn’t care less what’s going on next door? Maybe not. A recent statewide survey (taken for InformCT, “a public-private partnership that provides independent, non-partisan research, analysis, and public outreach,” and administered by the Connecticut Economic Resource Center Inc. and Smith & Co.), suggests that Connecticut residents are open to the idea of regionalized services — in certain areas, including public health (76 percent of respondents), animal control (68 percent), education (66 percent), library services (65 percent) and public safety (61 percent).

A few towns do rely on regional school districts, which are organized by the state; a few, lacking their own police departments, are covered by resident state troopers. There are also a relative handful of “magnet” schools that draw from several towns, as well as water districts that serve a group of municipalities. Oth-

This comes as something of a shock: a solid majority of Nutmeggers would be open to multi-town police and fire services? And almost twothirds would not be averse to sharing schools with a neighboring town? Well, the little towns of Norfolk and Colebrook — both with declining student enrollments, and already sharing a middle and high school — came close to a merger of school systems in 2015, but the voters turned it down. It has been one of our steady habits in this state to hold on tight to local power, so a return to county government is out of the question. But this survey suggests that mutually beneficial arrangements between towns, or among groups of towns, may no longer be anathema here. Reach Glenn Richter at

Cutting state aid to towns, governor butchers sacred cow Hysteria is exploding all over Connecticut because Governor Malloy is canceling $50 million in state aid to municipalities, including $20 million for education. Even Republicans, who ordinarily posture in favor of cutting spending in general, if not so much in particular, are upset, since the cuts are disproportionately targeting wealthier and Republican towns and have come in the middle of the municipal budget year, as if wealthier towns can’t handle them better and as if Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Dan Livingston, chief negotiator there is ever a good time to for state employee unions, at an event in Hartford. cut particulars. public services. trator unions. While the governor is being forced to make the cuts because of declining tax revenue, it’s still the best thing he could do for the state, because it challenges the status of municipal aid as a sacred cow of budgeting. In fact municipal aid is mostly just part of the “fixed costs” of government, which are becoming infamous for cannibalizing

Municipal officials and legislators shriek that the aid cuts may force towns to lay off teachers. Of course that complaint assumes — as everyone in Connecticut’s special interest-dominated politics wants to assume — that school boards can’t or won’t extract concessions from their teacher and adminis-

The shrieking also assumes that the state law establishing the “minimum expenditure requirement” for school systems can’t be repealed. That law forbids most school systems from spending less than they spent during the previous year, even if their enrollment goes to zero. Connecticut’s school enroll-

ment has been declining for many years and the law was enacted to make sure that money saved from declining enrollment was given as raises to unionized school employees rather than left with taxpayers. That is, the highest aspiration of most people in state and municipal government in Connecticut is not to serve the public but rather to become a “fixed cost,” a cost placed safely beyond the reach of ordinary democratic budgeting. The most important work of government, like care of the innocent needy, gets no such protection but instead is always exposed to cutting when money gets tight.

and two-thirds of municipal budgets. They largely involve personnel. There can be no saving the state without unfixing them. But unfixing them would require confronting the biggest political force in the state, the government employee unions. Hence the terror being experienced by elected officials.

But the governor’s cuts in municipal aid indicate another terror for them, the continuing underperformance of state tax revenue. This underperformance disproves claims from both state government and the federal government that economic conditions are improving in Connecticut. If conditions While those who have become were improving, tax revenue “fixed costs” have not noticed would be rising without tax it and couldn’t care less about increases and Connecticut would be gaining populait, the governor steadily has tion, not continuing to lose it. been cutting support for the innocent needy. Chris Powell is managing editor of the Journal Inquirer in “Fixed costs” constitute Manchester. about half the state budget

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A few thoughts upon regaining better health global warming since the beginning. By Mike Roberts

While I hear so much about global warming, it still makes me wonder if all the info they are giving us on it is correct. In my school years, I was told that many of the mountain ridges as well as many of the larger lakes on our continent were the results of the Ice Age. If this is true, then we have been in a form of

I only mention this because of the freaky weather patterns we have been experiencing over the past couple of years. I can remember a time when we would be ice skating on many of the Village ponds by Thanksgiving. Now I can’t for the life of me remember safe ice at Thanksgiving for many years. In essence — and I definitely do not possess a scientific

mind — I figure this global warming thing has been going on for a long, long, long time. This brainstorm of mine was brought on by watching the ice appear on many lakes and ponds in our area and then start to melt back during the warming trend we had and what effect it might have on some of our youths. We spend millions of dollars to build and rebuild schools, and then try and figure out

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It also makes me wonder why our schools don’t have fishing classes as well as firearms safety classes or even an outdoor hiking club that could maintain our Linear Trail system.

Even when we got into high school, I carried a shotgun in my 1936 Dodge. After school, one of the teachers came out to look at it and then he showed us a beautiful Parker 20-gauge side-byside double barrel that he did his hunting with. (Note: Parker shotguns were made in Meriden and are still one of the most coveted upland shotguns today.)

In our schools? Kids would be lot better off fishing in their spare time or spending time in our great outdoors than getting arrested for some stupid mall prank/ fight.

And I know you will find this next one impossible to beI guess I’m just spoiled from lieve, but we even traveled having grown up in a better on Connecticut Company time. buses to various hunting areas with an unloaded fireWould you believe that during our early teens almost arm without even getting a startled look from any of the all of our “gang” had privy passengers. to firearms and knives? Yet never once was there a fireCome to think about it, back arm tragedy, either acciden- then there were never any tal or intentional. drive-by shootings or horOur parents knew when we left the house with a firearm, where we were going to use it and who we were going with. Boy Scouts used to wear their uniforms proudly on special school days, and a Boy Scout knife on a clip on their uniform belt was part of the

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Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery needs volunteers The American Cancer Society’s Road To Recovery program is in need of volunteers to donate their time and passenger seat to help get cancer patients to their lifesaving appointments and treatment. Road To Recovery is a free program that provides transportation to and from

treatment to cancer patients who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Many cancer patients do not own a vehicle, can’t afford the extra gasoline, or don’t have access to public transportation. Some patients may be elderly and unable

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The Fly Fishing Show will be held Jan. 20-22 at the Royal Plaza Trade Center, Marlborough, Mass. I guess you have to be a fly fisherman to enjoy this one because it boasts, “Fly fishing isn’t part of the show, IT IS THE SHOW!”

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real-life shooting tragedies. But back then even the movies did not promote the blood and gore that seems to excite today’s youth. And if that isn’t enough, what about these “kill as many people as you can” video games that are everywhere? Doesn’t anyone think that all of this extreme violence in videos and movies nowadays could have an impact on a youth or anyone who might have a mental problem? Many of today’s movies and videos promote the lifestyle of the bad guys and feature enough blood and gore to horrify some and, sad to says, fascinate others. Whatever happened to a mystery movie that made one think about the script and where it was going, rather than bringing up the sight of a wall covered with blood and brain matter? Maybe the time has come for more support to organizations like Beat The Street and the Meriden Boys and Girls Club. And while we are at it, let’s promote the fun of fishing in some of our schools as well as firearm safety and maybe even an archery program. It sure as heck beats having kids arrested for fighting in a mall.

Outdoor news I’ve been doing a lot of reading and research while on the mend from my recent ailment and came up with some interesting info. A Wisconsin hunter shot what he thought was an eight-point buck near Abrams in northeastern Wisconsin. The deer weighed in at 180 pounds and had an eight-point set of antlers.

without providing one. The department warns of at least two unofficial websites that give consumers the impression they can purchase fishing or hunting licenses for any of the 50 states. But after paying the fee, consumers are simply given more information about how to apply.

Admission is cash only. Adults play $15 for one day, $25 for two or $35 for all three. Children under 5 are The Concord Monitor reports free; under 12 pays $2. Scouts the fine print on the website under 16 who are in uniform says they have no governget in for free. Active military ment agency affiliation. with ID is $10.

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As advertised, this is a fly fishing-only show. They are also advertising more than $60,000 in door prizes. For more info, go to That’s it, gang. I am getting better by the day. See ya and God Bless America and watch over our troops wherever they may be.

When it came time to field dress the downed critter, they discovered the deer had female genitalia. Jeff Peritzl, District Wildlife Supervisor for the State Department of Natural Resources, says the doe likely had a higher testosterone level, which night occur in one in 100,000 deer. He says the deer was tagged as a buck because the antlers were at least three inches long. The hunter who shot the huge doe says he plans on having the entire deer mounted, though he doubts his wife will let him put it in the living room.

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Calendar Thursday, Jan. 12 Ice hockey - Cheshire vs. North Branford at Wesleyan University, 6 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 16

Career Magnet at Cheshire, 7 p.m. Boys swimming - Cheshire vs. Amity at Amity, 7 p.m.

Ice hockey - Cheshire vs. South Windsor at South Windsor, 3 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 13

Saturday, Jan. 14

Wednesday, Jan. 18

Boys basketball - Cheshire vs. Fairfield Prep at Fairfield Prep, 7 p.m.

Ice hockey - Cheshire vs. NFI at Danbury, 2 p.m.

Toastmasters - Cheshire Toastmasters is scheduled to meet Wednesday, Jan. 18, 7:15 to 8:45 p.m., at the Cheshire Historical Center, 43 Church St. For more information, call 203-272-4239.

Girls basketball - Cheshire vs.

Tuesday, Jan. 17 Boys basketball - Cheshire vs. Sheehan at Cheshire, 7 p.m. Girls basketball - Cheshire vs. Shelton at Shelton, 7 p.m. Boys swimming - Cheshire vs. Notre Dame-West Haven at Cheshire, 7 p.m.

SWS at Wesleyan Ice Rink, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 26

Friday, Jan. 20 Boys basketball - Cheshire vs. Guilford at Guilford, 7 p.m. Girls basketball - Cheshire vs. West Haven at Cheshire, 7 p.m.

Ice hockey - Cheshire vs. Milford Coop at Milford, 1 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 30

Monday, Jan. 23 Boys basketball - Cheshire vs. Amity at Cheshire, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 24 Boys swimming - Cheshire vs. Shelton at Shelton, 4 p.m.

Wrestling - Cheshire vs. East Haven at Cheshire, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 25

Friday, Jan. 27

Saturday, Jan. 28

Ice hockey - Cheshire vs. Daniel Hand at Wesleyan Ice Rink, 7 p.m.

Wrestling - Cheshire vs. Fairfield Prep at Cheshire, 6 p.m.

Girls basketball - Cheshire vs. Jonathan Law, away, 7 p.m.

Boys basketball - Cheshire vs. Branford at Cheshire, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 21

Wednesday, Jan. 18

Ice hockey - Cheshire vs.

Hamden at Hamden, 7 p.m.

Boys basketball - Cheshire vs. Xavier at Xavier, 7 p.m. Girls basketball - Cheshire vs. Sheehan at Cheshire, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 31 Boys swimming - Cheshire vs. Xavier at Cheshire, 6 p.m. Wrestling - Cheshire vs. Amity at Amity, 6 p.m.

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Senior Happenings Programs Cheshire Readers Book Club - Tuesday, Jan. 17, 10:30 a.m. “Hemingway in Love: His Own Story” by A. E. Hotcher. Whist - Thursday, Jan. 19, 1 p.m. A fee is charged. Reservations to Cindy at 203-494-1676. Through the Magnifying Glass: The Cheshire Sherlock Holmes Society - Thursday, Jan. 19, 1 p.m. “The Adventures of the Noble Bachelor.” New members always welcome. Registration is requested. For more infor-

mation, contact Andy at tran- istration is requested. Fall Prevention/Balance AARP Safe Driving Course Screening Self-Assessment - Monday, Jan. 23, 9 a.m. to Tools Program - Tuesday, 1 p.m. A fee is charged. RegJan. 24, 10 a.m. Registration istration and pre-payment requested by Friday, Jan. 20. required. Jeopardy w/Bobbi - ThursLunch and learn - Monday, day, Jan. 26, 1 p.m. RegistraJan. 23, 11:30 a.m. “What is tion is requested. Assisted Living,” presented by Benchmark. No fee, regis- Lower Level Dedication Ceremony - Thursday, Jan. 26. tration is required. Details to come. Photo ID - Monday, Jan. 23, 1 Lunch and Travel Presentap.m. First come, first serve. tion - Monday, Jan. 30. A fee Cruise presentation - Monis charged. Registration reday, Jan. 23, 2 p.m. Canadian quested by Jan. 27. Cruise for October 2017. Reg-

Senior Menu Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance by calling 203-272-0047.

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A donation is requested.

Wednesday, Jan. 18: Eggplant rolatini, penne pasta, zucchini, garlic bread, grape juice, lemon cake.

Monday, Jan. 16: Senior Center closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tuesday, Jan. 17: Meatloaf

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Crafty Ladies, 9 a.m.; Zumba Gold, 9:30 a.m.; Moderate Exercise, 10:15 a.m.; Cheshire Readers Book Club, 10:30 a.m.; Yolarates, 10:30 a.m.; Pinochle, 12:30 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m.; Discussion Group, 2 p.m.; Bolly X LIT, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 18 Pilates, 9:30 a.m.; Chair Yoga I class, 10 a.m.; Balance & Coordination, 10:30 a.m.; Mah Jongg, 12:30 p.m.; Busy Bees, 1 p.m.; Nickel, Nickel, 12:45 p.m.; Senior Club, 1 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 20 Zumba Gold II, 9:30 a.m.; Golf Cards, 10 a.m.; Art/ Painting class, 10:30 a.m.; Tai-Chi - intermediate, 10:30 a.m.; Bridge, 12:30 p.m.; SetBack, 12:45 p.m.; Discussion Group, 1 p.m.


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Thursday, Jan. 19 Walking Group, 9 a.m.; Line Dance - Advanced, 9:30 a.m.; Moderate Exercise, 10:15 a.m.; Line Dance beginner, 10:30 a.m.; Travel Club office, 11:30 a.m.; Scrabble, 12:30 p.m.; The Cheshire Sherlock Holmes Society, 1 p.m.; Whist, 1 p.m.; Life Story Writing Workshop, 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 19: Butter-


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The lay of the ice after the first shift R-J hockey writer Joe Boyle sizes up the Rams, Trojans, Titans and WarriorKnights

they will need to continue this trend if they want to get back to the SCC championship game, where they were downed last season by North Branford. On the defensive end, returner Ryan Novia has been playing some good puck, giving help to the offensive guys. Along with Novia, Joey Yurczyk and Jake Wallinger are leaders on the back end, which needs to provide continued success moving forward.

The high school hockey boys are hitting the ice pretty strong this season. When any of our local teams hits the ice, you can expect some big genos (goals for you old-timers), even bigger hits and some exciting puck being played. Cheshire, the lone Division II team the Record-Journal covers, is rounding out in the Top 10 of the division. The Rams currently sit at 3-2 with wins over Lyman Hall-Haddam Killingworth-Coginchaug, Watertown-Pomperaug and Fairfield Warde-Ludlowe to counter losses to Glastonbury and East Haven. The other three clubs — Hall-Southington, Sheehan and the Lyman Hall co-op — are in Division III. Hall-Southington ranks No. 6 at 2-2-1 after Wednesday’s night’s 7-2 victory over Bolton-Coventry-Rockville. Lyman Hall (1-3) has been

Lyman Hall’s Chris Blanchard and Cheshire’s Conrad Reynolds battle for the puck in their season opener back on Dec. 21 at Wesleyan. | Justin Weekes, For the Record-Journal

handicapped by a Division II-heavy schedule to start the season, not to mention an injury that’s sidelined Hunter Boileau, last season’s SCC Division II/III Player of the Year. A young Sheehan team stands at 1-4 out of the gate. Here’s a detailed early-season look at the four area teams.

Cheshire Cheshire can score goals. This is clear with guys like Ammar Chaudhry, Matt Federico and Vinnie Solla leading the way. They combined for both goals in Wednesday night’s 2-1 win over Watertown-Pomperaug. And yet Cheshire does not have a clear No. 1 point

scorer at the moment. Federico shows the most promise to be that answer. He’s already got eight points, followed by Solla with six.

That isn’t to say the guy between the pipes, Tom Bishop, isn’t doing his job. His first game against Lyman Hall, a 5-3 victory, was a good one to get under his belt. While he did look technically sound, first-game jitters were present. After shutting out Fairfield Warde-Ludlowe 3-0, expect Bishop to get more and more comfortable as the No. 1 guy in the crease.


Solla is a real positive for the team. He is one of the hardest back-checkers on the team and coach Anthony Giusto noted last season that Solla is a coach’s dream because of his work ethic.

Hall-Southington flexed its offensive muscles Wednesday night handling Bolton-Coventry-Rockville 7-2. The win could be the catalyst that sends the Warrior Knights on the right path moving forward.

After the top three scorers for the Rams, the next scorers on the list have, at most, just three points. That gap will hopefully be closed as the season progresses and returning players like Conrad Reynolds and Sean Crowley continue the offensive success they showed last season.

In Wednesday’s win, the big standout was Hall’s Mike DiPietro, who notched a hat trick and an assist in his first game with the team. A sophomore showing that success so early in the season is very exciting for the Warrior-Knights.

Offense, offense, offense is the name of the game for the Rams at the moment and

Another offensive weapon is Southington’s Jeremy Fortin.

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Cheshire’s Carlette set for world championships UConn women’s ski team captain Kelsie Carlette, from Cheshire, is going to the World Alpine Ski Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland next month. Carlette, a dual citizen with an Irish passport and an Irish FIS racing license, has been named to her home country’s ski team, which will race in the worlds.

Southington native and former UConn ski coach Larry Gianatti recruited Carlette to the Husky squad before he moved west to direct the competition program at Telluride, Colorado. “Everyone involved with her development – Cheshire High, Mt. Southington, the UConn ski team and the MacConnell Division of the

USCSA – have the right to be very proud of her achievements,” Gianatti said. “If all goes well, we hope she will move to Telluride next October to train and prepare for the Olympics with the Telluride Ski Club,” Gianatti added. – Dave Mongillo Kelsie Carlette pictured in action last winter. | Photo by Dave Mongillo

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The senior captain showed success last season when he was second on the team in points and he is continuing the trend. Fortin has speed and can handle the puck really well, even in full stride, as shown against BCR when he streaked down the ice and scored shorthanded. Fortin’s leadership is vital to the team. Fortin’s neutral and defensive zone play show he was ready to accept the leadership role.

into his crease in a timely manner. If Monti can begin to control his rebounds and play safer with the puck behind the net, he has the potential to be the strongest aspect of the team.

Lyman Hall Co-op Lyman Hall-Haddam Killingworth-Coginchaug hopped off to an exciting start with a 3-2 overtime win over Daniel Hand and had really strong outings against North Haven (3-0) and Cheshire (5-3).

The LH Co-op is currently 1-3, but as I said at the beginning of the season, the On the blue line, Drew Booth won-loss record will not stands out for me. He’s anbe indicative of how good other smart kid out there this team is. Currently, the with all the tools to be good. team is playing without last He isn’t flashy and isn’t going year’s leading scorer, Hunter to wow you with a beautiful Boileau. play, but he’s a smart, physical hockey player that every That hasn’t stopped Kyle Roberts from being a stud in team needs. the offensive zone. Roberts’ Zach Monti is impressing highlights already this seacoach Brian Cannon beson consist of a three-point tween the pipes. Monti’s game against Cheshire and success will be important to the overtime goal against the Warrior-Knights because Hand. of the lack of experience in On the defensive side, Chris the defense. In the win over BCR, Monti saw a handful of Blanchard has picked up where he left off last season. breakaways and odd-man Blanchard is the strongest rushes. skater on the Trojans and, So far, he looks good. Monti arguably, in all of Division is a mobile kid who moves III. side to side very well and Alongside Blanchard is plays his angles pretty far Markus Trahan. Trahan out of the crease. He has doesn’t do more than he the speed to recover back needs to do. He isn’t going

to go coast to coast with the puck very often or rocket a slap shot into the upper corners of the net. He is a defensive-minded defender who breaks up opposing teams’ scoring opportunities and does a really good job of leading the breakout. Also, Jack O’Brien has been an electric factory for the Trojans so far. He’s the type of player who can get a big hit or big goal and change the momentum of any game. He is also the type of player opposing teams get really irritated with. O’Brien is the guy you absolutely love having on your team, but other teams are going to absolutely hate. Finally, Finley VanHouten has proven to be ready to be the No. 1 goalie for the Trojans. Coming into the season, VanHouten’s lack of game experience concerned me. With a heavy Division II presence in the LH schedule, I was concerned she would not be ready to make the jump after being Zach O’Toole’s backup for her first three seasons.

of their Division III games coming up on the schedule to rise through the ranks and prepare for the postseason tournaments.

Sheehan The Titans sit at 1-4 with a 5-0 win over the Eastern CT Eagles. In that win, senior Patrick Budds notched two goals. Budds is just a part of the big senior class for the Titans that includes Ben Naser and Jimmy Notarfransesco. Notarfransesco is one of the team’s captains and has proven to be one of the stronger skaters for the team. Notarfransesco is defensive minded, yet really impresses when he is leading the breakout and setting up the forwards. Naser is one of the team’s pure goal-scorers and can light up the horn on any given night. With the recent passing of his father, Naser has something to play for, which I think everyone can root for.

She has made me eat my words. She isn’t flashing the leather and making big robust saves, but she keeps the puck out of the net. She gets whistles for the Trojans. She is doing her job.

Nick Gonsalves is another defender who has impressed me so far because he knows his own limitations. Gonsalves is a stay-at-home defender. He’s the defender planting himself on the blue line and putting the puck in front of the net for the forwards.

Moving forward, the Trojans will need to take advantage

He’s also really good at grinding out in the corners

and setting up breakouts from behind the net. He’s not overly fast or overly big, but he has the awareness that a good defenseman needs out on the ice. The Titans have young talent oozing through the starting lineup that makes this team even more exciting. Freshman Dayton Allderige has shown a lot of potential. In a scrimmage against Hall-Southington, Allderige had both Sheehan goals. Allderige is the type of player who can create his own scoring opportunities and can contribute a lot of minutes. Sophomores Jake Festa and Nick Spina are small forwards with the hearts of lions. Both Festa and Spina will crash into the corners and fight for a loose puck, regardless of the size of the other guy. I see them becoming like junior Tyler Jackson, another small Sheehan forward who is always buzzing around, fighting for the puck. Finally, Tyler Robertson between the pipes is keeping his boys in games the best he can. The sophomore is just weeks into his second season, so to expect him to be one of the best goalies in Division III isn’t fair. Robertson shows potential and will need to pay his dues and put in a lot of work, just like the older goalies on the other three area teams have done.

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SOUTHINGTON — An early January get-together has become an annual rite for the Southington and Meriden co-op boys swim teams. This year, the celebration belonged almost exclusively to the Blue Knights, who won all but one event in posting a 94-70 decision in a season-opening CCC South crossover meet Friday afternoon at the Southington YMCA. Brendon Egan and Derek Melanson led the way for the home team, winning two individual events apiece and swimming on a first-place relay. Egan brought home the 200yard freestyle (1:55.95) and 100 breaststroke (1:08.91). Melanson did the heavy lifting in the 200 IM (2:13.25) and 500 freestyle (5:25.27). Egan teamed with Evan Bender, Nick Kelley and P.J. Ramsey on the 200 freestyle relay (1:38.76). Melanson joined forces with Zack Blake, Brian Egan and Tyler Heidgard on the 400 free (3:42.00). Heidgard and Blake opened the meet winning the 200

medley with Ramsey and Julie Duszak (1:50.45). Heidgard later won the 100 backstroke (59.13), Blake the 100 free (52.53) and Ramsey the 50 free (24.02). Meriden got its win from Colin Paddock, who touched first in the 100 butterfly (1:00.56). Sheehan 86, Branford/Guilford 79: The Hornets had the faster times in all but one race, but the Titans had the greater depth, which swung this SCC crossover meet in Wallingford to the home team. It was the first win of the season for the Titans (1-3), who knocked off a Division I team to get it. Rory Sweet posted Sheehan’s lone swimming win, taking the 100 freestyle in 52.55. Sheehan diver Andrew Buehler won with 277.75 points.

Southington’s Brian Egan swims the 100 butterfly to a second place with a time of 1:02.07 Friday at the Southington YMCA in Southington Jan. 6. | Justin Weekes, For the Record-Journal

quartet of Malone, Wynne, Eigner and Mostoller capped the night in the 400 free (3:36.16). Malone was a double-winner. The junior touched first in the 100 backstroke (1:00.07) and 200 free (1:55.88).

Cheshire 99, Lyman Hall Co-op 76: The Rams improved to 4-0 with the SCC Completing the freestyle crossover win at the Cheshire sweep were Wynne (50, Community Pool. 24.05), Brewer (100, 50.42) and Cannata (500, 5:12.42). Cheshire got right down to business by winning the 200 medley relay (1:43.34) behind Will Wynne, Ryan Mostoller, Ben Brewer and Jamie Eigner. Brewer and Eigner were also on the first-place 200 free relay (1:34.20) with Joe Cannata and Jack Hanke. The

Also for Cheshire, Mostoller won the 200 IM (2:07.48), Richard Le took the 100 breaststroke (1:08.89) and Ankit Sahasrabudhe had the fast time in the fly (57.88). Christian Chasse won diving for LH (0-2) with 200.24 points.

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Call Isaiah Jones “Mr. Double-Double.” Platt’s senior center was riding a string of five straight as he and the Panthers prepared to battle Middletown on Tuesday night. Jones took off in late December, scoring 56 points and pulling down 50 rebounds in three games. He kept it going with 16 points and 10 boards in the 82-76 double-overtime loss to Berlin on Jan. 3. He put up 16 points while pulling down 10 rebounds in the 75-69 win at New Britain on Jan. 5.

It would be cute to say Kevin Ransom has been holding opposing defenses for ransom, except it isn’t true. Ransom hasn’t been taking any prisoners. Lyman Hall’s 5-foot-11 junior point guard fueled the three-game winning streak the Trojans took into Monday night’s matchup with Guilford by scoring 22 points at Maloney on Dec. 31, 19 at Jonathan Law on Jan. 3 and 22 at home against East Haven on Friday night. He had 22 in a loss to Platt on Dec. 27.

While we don’t prescribe to the notion of predestination, it would seem when your name is Will Wynne, victory is bound to be yours. Will Wynne, in fact, did plenty of winning to help Cheshire get off to a 4-0 start. The senior was a double-winner in the first three meets and swam on two winning relays in all four. Friday’s victory in the 50 freestyle against Lyman Hall gave Wynne seven individual first-place finishes in five different events so far this season.




Three different girls held Sheehan’s indoor track distaff pole vaulting record at 8 feet, 6 inches. That’s an awfully crowded field. Stephanie Phoenix made it less so and bettered the mark by a full foot when she cleared 9 feet, 6 inches just after Christmas at the Rhode Island Classic Track Invitational in Providence. The junior will take aim at the outdoor record of 10 feet, 6 inches in the spring. Said coach Charles Farley,“She has a good shot at doing that as well.”

Melanie Polanco was the leading light for Maloney girls basketball last year and she is again so far this season. She’s led the Spartans in scoring (and often in rebounding) game in, game out. Through Maloney’s first seven contests, the junior combination player had 99 points for a 14.1 scoring average. Her season high (so far) came in Maloney’s 44-40 overtime win over Bristol Central on Dec. 29. Polanco had 22 points along with nine rebounds and three steals.


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CHESHIRE —The CIAC baseball committee has adjudicated on a pitchlimit rule for the state’s high school pitchers that goes into effect this spring.

Altieri has read the book by Jeff Passan entitled, “The Arm: Inside the Billion Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports.” Altieri also cites the opinion of former scout Paul RedA chart that metes out the dick: that poor mechanics number of days’ rest required per number of pitches rather than overuse are at the thrown in a given outing was core of the issue. the focal point of the comAltieri said offering his admittee’s directive. vice to the CIAC committee has been futile. A pitcher will be able to pitch on successive days if “I didn’t think we needed his pitch allotment is 25 or below. If it ranges from 26 to legislation beyond what we 50, one calendar day of rest is had, the outs limit,” he said. “I think that was restrictive required. enough.” For 51 to 75, two days of rest The rule in the CIAC’s 2016 are necessary. Three days tournament packet states: will be compulsory if the “The pitcher may not pitch pitcher throws from 76 to more than 10 innings in any 110 and five are mandatory three consecutive calendar should he throw more than days. To determine the eligi110. ble number of innings that a pitcher may pitch on game Veteran Sheehan baseball day, total the number of incoach Matt Altieri, who has studied the issue thoroughly, nings pitched during the two is among the multitude who previous calendar days and subtract from 10. Ten innings approve of the ruling. However, he believes there are in- are equal to 30 outs.” tangibles to diminishing arm injuries that simply counting The new rule accounts for only legal pitches. Throws pitches does not address. as a result of batted balls, warm-up pitches or pitches “It’s not just the amount of that are considered illegal pitches,” Altieri said, under— when timeout has been scoring the conditions and called, for instance — will mental strain under which not count. Pitchers will be a pitcher is throwing. “If he throws 30 pitches in the first allowed to complete the inning, does a team give him process of pitching to a batter should the pitch limit be rest by scoring a few runs surpassed during the plate or do they go out 1-2-3 and appearance.

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>> Pitch to list the pitchers who are unavailable per the pitchlimit rules on the back of the lineup card exchanged with the opposing coach and umpire-in-chief prior to each game. The use of a pitcher deemed ineligible by this rule will result in a forfeit. CIAC baseball tournament chairman Fred Balsamo has corroborated Altieri’s conviction that medical findings, which led the National Federation of High Schools to sanction the measure, are behind the sweeping decision. “A lot of this is coming from national research that is being accumulated with the medical profession,” Balsamo said. “Research indicates more shoulder and arm surgeries, but it’s not specific to high

school athletics. I’d like to think, especially in Connecticut, that we do not have as significant a problem as statistical data would indicate. Connecticut doctors tell us they’re doing more than ever before, but we don’t regulate American Legion or if a kid gets into fall league, not just because of what he did in high school. “If you overthrow all year, sooner or later you’re going to need surgery.”

“We have a pitching chart that we use. We keep it specifically to coach the kids, things I like to do to instruct our pitchers on how to manage a game,” he said. “Is it ripe for the possibility of cheating? The answer is yes, but I have faith in coaches. We have a culture in our conference where you just wouldn’t do that to another coach.”

The CIAC regulation indicates that pitch-count disagreements will not be Teams are responsible for addressed on a per-inning counting their own pitches, or per-game basis and shall which ostensibly opens the only affect the following door to manipulation, seeing game on the schedule. The that a pitcher who throws 49 CIAC requires a spread-sheet pitches must rest for one day, tally at the end of the season but if he throws 51 must rest with the notation of pitch for three. counts and days of rest for the purpose of further evaluAltieri said the integrity of ating the rule. the coaches he knows, primarily those around the The rule acknowledges the SCC, are beyond reproach. integrity and common sense

of state coaches in its question-and-answer segment where it states, “In Connecticut there is no maximum pitch count per day because we have faith in our coaches to protect and preserve the safety and welfare of the baseball athletes.”

Junior Division hurlers will be 105. In both cases, pitchers surpassing those totals will be permitted to finish an at-bat. Throwing 1-45 pitches on a given day will necessitate one day’s rest. From 46-60 will require two days’ rest, 61-75 three days and 76 or more four days.

The procedure is also expected to be observed in sub-varsity games.

According to a Legion press release, its rule mirrors the one sanctioned by USA Baseball in its Pitch Smart mission.

The CIAC ruling is less stringent than the one enacted in October by the American Legion for its Senior Division (19 and under).

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Ask about EIKIT, fin. basement, Furniture Large Modern 2 BR Novice&Advance 7:15 p our pet policy. Security Buyer of NAPIER laundry rm., pet friend& Appliances Condo. Laundry. No Instructors, call after 5 p deposit required. (203) Barware, Giftware, ly, $1,200 + dep.,1st & Pets. $975 + Utils. Bruce Giannetti, 639-4868 last, 203-526-6063 5 PIECE BEDROOM - Jewelry & Memorabilia! 203 675 7326 203-235-4852 HIGHEST CASH PAID! $400; KitchenAid DishPhil Huntington, 203-606-8374 washer Bisque, $100; 860-302-7077 Brass Fireplace Set, Kathy Queen, $40. (203) 558-0452. 203-439-0501 Michele Czaja-Goslin, Miscellaneous 860-559-2725 DEE’S ANTIQUES For Sale For further info call Buying Collectibles, Get Listed. Get Results. 203-238-1953 Cheshire Parks and Jewelry & Silver. FRESH WATER Rec b/t 9 & 4 M - F China, Glass, Military, AQUARIUM w/solid oak CORNERSTONE Landscaping Electrical Services 203-272-2743 stand and T-5 lighting Musical. Anything old Fence & Ornamental fixtures. $275.00 & unusual. Single Gates. All types of 203-886-0340 item to an estate. fence. Res/Comm. All Systems Electric LLC Roofing. Siding. 203-235-8431. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call Electrical Wiring & More! Windows. More. Free NEW - Bowflex Max John Uvino 203-237Generators, Security Est’s. Ins. # 604200. Trainer M3, for sale, GATE. CT Reg & Fire Alarms, Data Member BBB. Welcome to CLASSIFIED $1,200. Call 860-462#601060. Wiring, Roof De-Icing Harmony.(860) 645-8899 9184. FREE ESTIMATES! CT# 0187714-E1 Visit CLEAN FIREWOOD Music Instruments House Cleaning us at $200 per cord. Cut, & Instruction 860-436-4957 split and delivered. (203) 376-2805. Polish/English Speaking T.E.C. Electrical woman to clean house Service LLC FREE WOOD- 40 Briar 20% OFF w/care. 3rd cleaning Siding.Roofing.Windows All Phases of Electrical Work Ln., Meriden, Sat. beIF YOU Mention 50% off. Ins & bonded. Decks.Sunrooms.Add’ tween 2-5pm when 24 hr. Emergency Service This Ad Refs. 860-538-4885 CT Reg#516790. English or French Music By Roberta owner is present FALL Yard Clean-Ups Small Jobs Welcome 203-237-0350 Fiderio & Bulldogs Perform + Instruct Brush, branches, leaves, 203-237-2122 Sons www. 1250.+; Yorkies, 750+ Whether it is a Voice lessons - all ages storm damage SEASONED lost ring, wallet or (860) 828-7442 +levels,piano beginner**JUNK REMOVAL** FIREWOOD a Parrot named Oliver, Fencing interm. (203) 630-9295. Appl’s, Furniture, Junk, Approximately 18” long, Apartments For Rent a Classified ad Debris, etc full cord, $200. ½ cord, can help track it down. Sporting Goods WE CAN REMOVE CORNERSTONE 125.00 (203) 294-1775 & Health ANYTHING Fence & Ornamental MERIDEN - 2nd fl: 1 BR Entire house to Gates. All types of $600mo.; Studio $500 PISTOL PERMIT Or Yalesville Construction 1 item removed! fence. Res/Comm. mo. 2 mo. sec. +app Long Gun Certificate Specializing in all phasTree Length FREE ESTIMATES AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call fee. Maier Property Required for Cones of residential roofSr. Citizen Discount John Uvino 203-237Mgt, 203-235-1000. Junk Removal necticut Residents. 1 Firewood ing. Senior citizen disLIC & INS. GATE. CT Reg Class, Small Groups count Insured Free est. 203-535-9817 or #601060. Call for Details MERIDEN/NEW HAVEN, $110. 203 415-1144 203-535-2962 860-575-8218 1 & 2 BR avail. Lease, HIC#0631937 203-238-2149 Sec & Refs. 203-239Gutters Wanted to Buy 7657 / 203-314-7300 Plumbing Help Wanted

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1,2,3 Items or an Estate ûûûCA$Hûûû 203-494-1695 ESTATE SALE SERVICE Costume Jewelry, Antiques, paintings, Meriden-made items, toys, lamps 1-2 ITEMS Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture, 50’s Items. Whole Estates 203 238-3499 AARON’S BUYING Old Machinist Tools, Lathes, Bench Tools Hand Tools, Much More. (203) 525-0608 ALL CASH FOR

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FLANDERS WEST APARTMENTS 3 Darling Street, Southington, CT Studio & One Bedroom Apt. Homes Includes Heat/Hot Water, Appliances Computer & Fitness Center Free Meal Program & Activities Free Shuttle Bus Service Affordable Apartments for Qualified Applicants 50 years of age of older. For more info call 860-621-3954 TTY 711

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ED’S JUNK REMOVAL GUTTERS PLUS 25+ yrs WE HAVE DUMP TRUCK Reg. Ins. Free on-site est. exp. Call today for free Attics, bsemts, garages, est. 203-440-3535 Ct. appl. & more. Any QuesReg. #578887 tions? Ed (203) 494-1526

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George J Mack & Sons Servicing the Meriden area since 1922. Toilet, faucet, sink & drain repairs. Water heater replacements. 15% Sr citizen disc. Member of BBB. 203-238-2820 PLUMBING & HEATING SERVICES AVAILABLE Call 203-848-4257. Lic.&Ins.


Roofing. Siding. Windows. More. Free Est’s. Ins. # 604200. Member BBB. Harmony.(860)645-8899


***CALL TODAY*** Yalesville Construction, LLC. Roofing, siding, kitchens, baths, additions, decks, doors windows, power washing, flooring Insured Free est. 203-535-2962 HIC#0631937


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JUNK REMOVAL & MORE 25% OFF WE REMOVE Furniture, appliances, entire contents of: homes, sheds, estates, attics, basements, garages & more. *FALL YardClean-ups*

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Roofing, siding, windows, decks & remodeling. 203-639-0032 info@ gonzalez Fully Lic & Ins Reg #577319

V. NANFITO, Inc. Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634

Snow Plowing SALT - $135 / Yard. Sand/salt 7:2 dot mix $75/yard picked up. 100% calcium chloride $22 - 50 lb bag. Mag chloride $17 - 50 lb bag. pallet prices available 24/7. 203-238-9846

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