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Student enrollment declining across region By Mary Ellen Godin Record-Journal staff

Area municipalities have all seen a decrease in school enrollment over the past five years, forcing some towns,

such as Cheshire, to look for ways to attract younger families. According to data released by the state Office of Policy and Management, Cheshire and North Haven have seen enrollment declines of 8.2

percent and 10.9 percent, respectively, since 2011. Wallingford has seen a 6.4 percent decline, while Meriden’s enrollment has dropped 4.8 percent in the same timeframe. Southington reports a 2.4 percent enrollment decline since 2011.

Student enrollment is one factor used by the governor’s office to determine state aid to municipalities, as is community wealth. Besides Meriden, which stands to gain $1.4 million in state aid next year under Malloy’s budget proposal, the above listed

towns would lose funding. Wallingford would lose $10.1 million in municipal aid, the fourth largest cut statewide. The enrollment decline in Cheshire was included in a recent market study that had See School, A12

Q&A: Indie film star shows off his local roots By Lauren Takores Record-Journal staff

Macy Gelada, 4, is passed the spinning plate from acrobat Li Liu during a performance Feb. 11 at the Cheshire Public Library. | Justin Weekes, For the Record-Journal

Anjul Nigam wore his Cheshire High School gym shirt under his button-down last week to the New York premiere of his indie flick “Growing Up Smith,” a movie about first love, childhood heroes and being a fish out of water.

Acrobat marks two special events

He found a large base of support for his first feature film from his high school classmates. About 35 CHS alumni attended the sold out New York premiere on Feb. 3. His classmate Beth Amter organized the trip, and later coordinated a visit from Nigam at the AMC theater in Plainville, Feb. 8.

By John Pettit Special to the Record-Journal

In high school, Amter said Nigam “went across the cliques.”

Li Liu celebrated both the last day of the Chinese New Year and her 50th birthday at the Cheshire Public Library on Saturday morning, Feb. 11. An accomplished acrobat, Liu dazzled a crowd of about 50 with her mesmerizing moves and combination of balance and strength. The choreographed show started with Liu spinning six plates on sticks while performing

various handstands on a platform and contorting her body like a pretzel. She also showcased her skills with the Chinese yo-yo and performed a customary ribbon dance. She greeted the audience by saying, “Xnnián ho,” or “Happy New Year,” in Chinese and taught the crowd how to say, “Thank you,” and “Hi, how are you?” in her native language. “You guys can go to China now, no problem,” she said, See Acrobat, A8

“He was friends with everybody, very likable,” she said. Many of Nigam’s former classmates attended screenings of early versions of the movie last year in Woodstock, New York, Bethel and New Haven.

Anjul Nigam, right, shows off his gym shirt from Cheshire High School at the New York premiere of “Growing Up Smith,” an indie film written and produced by Nigam, a CHS class of 1984 grad, and starring Roni Akurati, left, on Feb. 3. | Photo courtesy of Joann Crosetti Monroe

“Every time, there’s more classmates that come out and join,” she said. “You’re meeting people you really didn’t know.”

than once, but I’m excited to see it again, and I just saw it,” she said.

She praised the movie, saying it’s a family-friendly, feel-good movie with a 1970s nostalgic feel.

Nigam graduated from CHS in 1984. From there, he studied at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and became an established actor in Los Angeles.

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State aid reductions draw mixed reactions


By Jesse Buchanan Record-Journal staff

Southington and Cheshire both stand to lose state funding next year under the governor’s proposed budget, but

town leaders differed in their reactions to the plan.

the budget doesn’t help the town but understood the need to reduce state spending.

Under the twoyear spending plan proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Wednesday, state Malloy aid formulas would be adjusted to shift money from towns to cities. Cheshire is slated to lose $4.7 million in the upcoming fiscal year while Southington could lose more than $2 million.

“At some point the state has to cut expense,” he said. Oris Riccio “They’ve got to stop the spending spree. done their job well and As much as we appreciate lived within their means,” all the things they give us, he said. “I find that really, as far as money contribureally distasteful on his tions for special projects, part.” that’s got to stop.” “Towns that have been well managed are paying for the The proposed reductions The state is looking at mea- sins of others,” he added. meant the town needed to sures to solve a $1.7 billion be even more vigilant about Malloy characterized the budget deficit for the upits own spending, Riccio coming fiscal year as well as budget as helping create said, adding that the govequity in funding between a $1.9 billion deficit for the ernor’s changes to state aid towns and cities, which following year. were anticipated and that stand to gain under the town officials have been Taking from towns that have spending proposal. planning. been well managed and Of Cheshire’s nearly $5 milare in good financial shape “We’ve been preparing for lion cut, about $3 million isn’t the way to do it, said it. I think we’re in good is from the Education Cost Rob Oris, Cheshire’s Town shape,” he said. “SouthingSharing program. Council chairman and a ton’s fiscal policies are in Republican. Michael Riccio, chairman of top shape.” “It’s almost as if (Malloy) is Southington’s Town CounOris is optimistic that with cil and a Republican, said penalizing those who have so many towns facing cuts, they’ll band together and oppose the most drastic of Malloy’s plans. “There’s strength in numbers,” Oris said. “It’s devastating. To me, it’s unconscionable that the governor can just think he can just take from the towns and hand it over to the big cities and have it not create major issues.”


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Charter revision process continues The Charter Revision Commission continued its work last week, agreeing to remove tasks from the town manager’s responsibilities and debating a suggestion to give the Town Council more power over the town’s operation.

The council formed the group last year. Some changes were approved after minimal discussion and an explanation from Town Manager Michael Milone. The panel unanimously agreed to eliminate the annual report from Milone’s duties. The report was required when the budget included only numbers, he said, but is now redundant since more narrative is included in the budget document. Medically supervised

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The budget “has a whole section on accomplishments which is really what we reprint in the annual report,” Milone said. Commission opinions were divided on a suggestion from Town Council Chairman Rob Oris. If the town manager and the council are deadlocked in disagreement on a policy, the council’s only recourse

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is to fire the manager. Oris asked the commission to consider giving the council the ability, through a supermajority vote, to direct the town manager, which could resolve a conflict short of removing the manager. Milone said the charter and town manager’s contract already provide for the suspension or dismissal of a town manager.


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Barbara McWhirter, commission chairwoman, led the group in its line-by-line review of the town charter Feb. 8 and called for votes on recommended changes to the governing document. Commissioners include attorneys, insurance agents, elected officials from both parties, as well as unaffiliated residents.

Some commission members as well as Milone had concerns that the change might undermine the chain of command and give too much room for the council to manage the town’s day-today operation.

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CHS Crayons for Cancer helps families The telltale smell of wax crayons was evident even before heading inside Room 6 at Cheshire High School. Once in the room, bags and boxes of brightly colored crayons, in blue and orange, and pink and green and all

colors in-between, topped every table and surface. In the midst of it all, more than a dozen students from the Parent-Teacher-Student-Organization, and their advisors, were busy stripping the paper wrappers off crayons. What were they doing?

ons for Cancer,” Peter Brown said, without looking up from his work, as he methodically stripped one paper wrapper from one crayon after another. Brown is a CHS senior and PTSO President. “It’s for children and their families.” “Crayons for Cancer takes the crayons, melts them down into fun shapes and resells them,” said Kerry Brown, who is Peter’s mother and advisor to the student-teacher group. The proceeds help families offset costs associated with the cancer treatments their child must undergo, which are not covered by insurance. Examples might be travel expenses or parking, she said.

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Working on the latest PTSO fundraiser, PTSO President Peter Brown, left, and Vice-President Alex Crawford work to take paper wrappers off hundreds of crayons.

in honor of our sweet little friend, Tarsh Brown, Jr (T.J.), who passed away just before he reached 4-years-old.” To date, more than $90,000 has been raised.

Peter Brown said PTSO works a few major events annually, including the Cheshire Half Marathon, ArtsDay at Cheshire Academy and Cheshire Lights of Hope. PTSO also undertakes smaller projects, too. Among those are raking leaves for elderly in the community, book collections, school-related events like Winterfest, and collections for veterans.

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Police Blotter CHESHIRE — Arrests reported by Cheshire Police: Dec. 22 Jason Gardiner, 24, 27 Sterling Way, Bristol, operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, 12:01 p.m. Diane Soderlund, 41, 40 Stacy Court, criminal violation of a restraining order, 10:30 p.m. Dec. 23 Geoffrey Tunstall, 30, 245 Fern Hill Road, Watertown, drinking while driving, operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, 6:53 p.m. Sterland Charles, 31, 206 Crescent Circle, operating without a license, operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, 11:58 p.m. Dear Rossignol, 26, 37 Finch Road, Wolcott, operating under suspension, 5:56 p.m. Israel River-Hernandez, 31 N. Pearl St., Meriden, misuse of plates, operating unregistered motor vehicle, failure to have insurance, operating without a

license, 11:33 p.m. Dec. 28 Bardhim Barolli, 55, 1625 Tuttle Ave., second-degree failure to appear, 1:57 p.m. James Sanders, 52, 92 Cimarron Road, Middletown, disorderly conduct, 6:53 p.m. Christine Mone, 29, 165 Suffolk Court, disorderly conduct, 10 p.m. Susan DeRosa, 401-128 Talcottville Road, Vernon, fifth-degree larceny, 4:47 p.m. Dec. 29 Brenda Pawlowicz, 55, 820 Coleman Road, operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, evading responsibility, 5:15 p.m. Dec. 30 Albert Skwiot, 35, 380 Sandbank Road, two counts disorderly conduct, second-degree violation of conditions of release, second-degree threatening, 11:08 p.m. Madison Worthy, 19, 96 Sloper Lane, two counts disorderly conduct, 3:55 p.m.

Jan. 2 Ryan Yother, 29, 94 Cook Road, Prospect, illegal use of credit card, sixth-degree larceny, 9:33 p.m. Jan. 4 Kodra Dorjan, 29, 78 Chesterfield Ave., Wolcott, operating under suspension, failure to return license/registration after suspension, 7:35 a.m. Jan. 6 Jessica Barry, 33, 488 Wood Hill Road, operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, 12:40 a.m. Jan. 7 Adam Leeroy, 28, 22101 Marion Road, Fedonia, Ky., third-degree assault, disorderly conduct, interfering with a police officer, fourth-degree criminal mischief, 3:14 a.m. Jan. 17 Jason Montana, 37, 380 Hitchcock Road, Waterbury, operating under suspension, 4:39 p.m. John Farrell, 28, 1621 N. Colony Road, Meriden, operating under

suspension, 1:36 a.m. Diane Soderlund, 41, 40 Stacy Court, second-degree harassment, 5:17 a.m. Jan. 18 Vanessa Bennett, 27, 569 Cook Hill, operating without a license, 9:49 a.m. Jan. 19 Dayana Cordero, 25, 79 Horseshoe Drive, Waterbury, operating under suspension, 11:03 a.m. Deloquan Winston, 31, 39 Fifth St., Bridgeport, failure to have insurance, 4:13 p.m. Robert Thatcher, 29, 619 Wallingford Road, failure to have insurance, 619 p.m. Jan. 20 Nicole Gong, 29, 27 Van Buren Ave., Norwalk, operating under suspension, failure to notify of change appearance/equipment, 5:05 p.m. Kevana Blair, 29, 149 Wooster St., Hartford, operating unregistered motor vehicle, 6:28 p.m. Ammar Chaudhry, 18, 1280 Mar-

ion Ave., possession of alcohol by a minor, possession/purchase of tobacco by a minor, 8:44 p.m. Luis Hernandez, 52, 26 Gilbert Road, Meriden, speeding, operating under suspension, 11:52 p.m. Jan. 21 David Gu, 29, 5 Recent Court, operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, 1:43 p.m. Zahra Mirzaee, 51, no address given, disorderly conduct, 1:33 p.m. Jan. 23 James Anderson, 51, 61 Diamond Ave., Plainville, operating without a license, 1:07 a.m. Yahaira Llubere, 36, 228 Stonefield Drive, Waterbury, conspiracy to commit fifth-degree larceny, fifth-degree larceny, 7:25 p.m. Michael Savage, 50, 51 Madera Drive, Waterbury, conspiracy to commit fifth-degree larceny, fifth-degree larceny, 7:25 a.m.

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adding that she only knew two words of English when she moved to the United States 14 years ago. “I learned by life. My English is still a little funky.” At one point, Liu brought three young girls to the front of the room and helped them spin plates of their own. She also taught a small group how to perform the ribbon dance. “The ribbon dance is a traditional Chinese dance and an important part of the Chinese New Year,” which also includes family dinners, presents and special dumplings stuffed with money, she said. “The money is for good luck. Red ribbons also bring good luck and push bad things away.” Chinese New Year’s Day was Jan. 28, and 2017 is the Year of the Rooster. The initial celebrations last 15 days. Unlike the Gregorian calendar, which sets New Years at Dec. 31 and New Year’s Day as Jan. 1 each year, the timing

of Chinese New Year changes annually.

less other touring shows in Italy, Holland, France, South Africa, Singapore, Japan and Indonesia.

Librarian Kaitlin Dattilo helped organize the program, which was sponsored by the Friends of the Library. “It’s important to see all of the different cultures from around the world,” she said. “You get to broaden your horizons a little bit and part of the library’s mission is to help people do that.” Cheshire residents Lindsay Keazer and Quan Zeng brought their daughter, Lianne, 1, to Saturday’s performance. Zeng is a native of China and the couple met while working as professors at Michigan State University. “It’s so rare to have a real Chinese acrobat in our town and it’s a great way to celebrate the Chinese New Year,” said Zeng, who moved to the U.S. 11 years ago. “It’s good for (Lianne) to be exposed to American culture, Chinese culture and all other cultures so she can grow up to be more accepting of others and embrace diversity.”

Acrobat Li Liu performs Feb. 11 at the Cheshire Public Library. | Justin Weekes, For the Record-Journal

Liu said her father, Liu Gui Ting, an acrobat himself, began training her when she was 6. A year later, she was enrolled in the Chinese National Circus School in Beijing, which required eight hours of practice per day. By 16, she was traveling the world doing shows. In 1984, her artistic cycling act won a gold medal at the prestigious Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris, France. She often teamed with her sister Liu

Ying to create duo acts that were conceived by her father. In 1995, their duo hand balancing act was selected for The Wu Qiao International Circus Festival, where they were awarded “The Golden Lion” prize. For many years, Liu traveled extensively throughout Europe, Africa and Asia with The Liaoning Acrobatic Arts Troupe. She performed with Zirkus Knie in Switzerland, Circus Krone in Germany and with count-

She came to the United States in 2000 with Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus and toured all over the U.S. for two years. She has been living in the America and working as a freelance performer since 2003. She is a regular at NBA and WNBA half-time shows and a featured performer on Princess Cruise Lines. In September of 2010, Liu appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Liu said she performs 150 to 180 shows per year, including two on Saturday. She was headed to Long Island following the Cheshire performance. Liu will return to the area April 21 with a scheduled show in Southington. At 50, Liu still loves what she does. “I enjoy performing,” she said. “I like making people happy and I’m happy, too.”

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>> Blotter Nicholas Fruin, 26, 130 Woodland Drive, operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, 12:49 a.m. Jan. 26 Victor Valentin, 24, 135 Chestnut Hill Road, Wolcott, 5:14 p.m. Kelly Wheeler, 43, 28 Rosemary Terrace, South Meriden, operating under suspension, failure to have insurance, 5:24 p.m. Antonio Setaro, 43, 1137 Waterbury Road, disorderly conduct, 8:10 p.m. Jan. 28 Omayra Rivera-Mercado, 28, 33 Dickersman St., New Haven, conspiracy to all other crimes, sixth-degree larceny, 5:52 p.m. Xiomara Santiago-Sanarbria, 37, 33 Dickerman St., New Haven, conspiracy to all other crimes, sixth-degree larceny, 5:52 p.m. Jose Troche-Rosa, 46, 33 Dickerman St., New Haven conspiracy to all other crimes, sixth-degree larceny, 5:52 p.m. James Anderson, 51, 61 Diamond Ave., Plainville, operating without a license, 6:26 p.m. Jan. 29 Marjorie Serrano, 38, 26 Fawn Drive, operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, 2:15 a.m. Jan. 30 William Rossi, 24, 185 Long Swamp Road, Wolcott, speeding, 9:54 a.m. Jan. 31 Megan Powers, 26, 1880 Marion Road, disorderly conduct, 5:39 p.m. Gary Robinson, 27, 1880 Marion Road, disorderly conduct, 5:39 p.m. Feb. 2 Ack Amato, 22, 17 Williamsburg Drive, failure to respond to an infraction, 5:55 p.m. Feb. 4 Leexandro Concepcio, 22, 57 Prospect St., New Britain, operating under suspension, failure to have insurance, misuse of plates, operating unregistered motor vehicle, 2 a.m. Damion Fields, 35, 52 Webb St., Waterbury, operating under suspension, 6:04 p.m. Feb. 5 Marcelo Camacho, 32, 33 Summer St., Waterbury, operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, 2:52 p.m. Steve Rolinek, 20, 1 Hill St., Seymour, operating under suspension, failure to have insurance, 2:41 a.m.


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Storm hit region with over a foot of snow Car crashes, spinouts rampant statewide; thunder snow reported Record-Journal staff

Up to 15 inches of snow accumulated in some area towns before letting up on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 8. After the snow stopped, gusty winds made cleanup and travel difficult. Snow began to fall in the region about 5:30 a.m., according to Gary Lessor, meteorologist with the Weather Center at Western Connecticut State University. Lessor estimated up to four inches of snow fell each hour between 9 a.m. and early Thursday afternoon. Thunder snow, snow accompanied by thunder and lightning, was reported throughout the state Thursday morning. Thunder and lightning during snowfall occurs when a storm rapidly intensifies, Lessor said. Sub-zero wind chills followed on Feb. 8 night with temperatures staying

around 25 degrees in the days following the storm.


Meriden schools had a twohour delay today. Wallingford schools closed, and Cheshire announced a twohour delay. Meriden and Southington reported 15 inches of snow, while Cheshire reported 12.5 inches. Suffield reported 18 inches of snow, the highest in the state. There were moderate traffic delays on Interstate 91 and Interstate 691 throughout the day, according to the state Department of Transportation. During a 12-hour period Feb. 8, state police responded to 105 crashes, 553 spin-outs and 601 calls for service. “I think we’re happy that people, for the most part, are staying in,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said during a press conference Thursday afternoon. More than 600 DOT plows kept highways passable, though visibility remained an issue for much of the day. “This is a pretty nasty storm, but is not a storm

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anticipated to deliver 30 inches or more to the state,” Malloy said Thursday. Accidents also were reported on local roads during the storm, though no serious injuries were reported.

The state Department of Motor Vehicles closed all of its branches Feb. 8 and gave those whose license or registration expired an extra week for renewal (ending Feb. 15.). Amtrak service between New Haven and Springfield was suspended, as was CTtransit and CTfastrak service. Malloy activated the state’s Emergency Operations Center and its cold weather protocol after the storm due to concerns about overnight temperatures. The protocol means emergency personnel search for homeless individuals and urge them to seek shelter. During the Feb. 8 storm, just over 100 power outages were reported in Southington and about 60 power outages were reported in Cheshire, according to Eversource Energy. Meriden Public Works Director Bob Bass said about 25 city plow trucks worked to clear snow.

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can,” Bass said. “Obviously we’re fighting a pretty good size storm.” Cheshire Public Works Director George Noewatne said about 20 plow trucks worked to clear 152 miles of roads in town beginning about 5:30 a.m. “It’s coming down at a good clip at this point,” Noewatne said Thursday morning, Feb. 8. “We’re having a hard time keeping up. We’ve got all available personnel out.” Ashwini Torres, a third-shift heath care worker at East Ridge on Preston Avenue in Meriden, left work at 7 a.m. Thursday morning when there was only an inch or two of snow on the roads. She stopped to take care of a patient at Hanover Towers before returning home to Crown Street. The trip home was slick and Torres got stuck in the Crown Village parking lot at 8:30 a.m. “It’s really bad,” she said, as her husband freed the car.

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Public education really isn’t public at all By Chris Powell

Democratic legislators are always most conscientious when they are playing stooges for the teacher unions, the biggest component of the party’s base. Hence the all-nighter Democratic U.S. senators pulled on the Senate floor to posture against Donald Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos for education secretary. Yes, DeVos has no experience in administration of public education, but then no one who has ever tried to get a straight answer out of a school superintendent will hold that against her. The real objection to DeVos has been her advocacy of school choice — that is, giving public schools some competition from charter schools and private schools. Speaking against DeVos during that all-nighter, Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy said she had sought to “undermine” public schools. School choice is a complicated issue. It can divert resources from the poor to the financially comfortable, who already have a large degree of choice through their ability to move away from urban poverty to the suburbs. But most advocacy of school choice aims to empower the

poor, though even that can rob struggling schools of their best students.

school boards evaluate their superintendents only by discussion in private meetings to avoid generating any In any case insofar as the U.S. records that would become Education Department long public. has represented the education establishment and parState law requires towns to ticularly the teacher unions, elect school board memthe department could use bers for staggered terms so an outsider’s perspective, as that even if townspeople are could all of primary educaunanimous in wanting to tion in the country. For in replace every school board many states, including Conmember, this cannot be acnecticut, two-thirds of high complished in fewer than school students graduate three elections over six years. without ever mastering high school work, most of public education in this country having collapsed into social promotion.

Then there is Connecticut’s “minimum expenditure requirement,” the state law that forbids towns from reducing school spending even if student enrollment goes to zero. The law’s purpose has been to ensure that all financial savings from declining enrollment go straight into teacher salaries and benefits, with taxpayers recovering not a cent. None of these provisions serves the public any more

than the Democratic senators, in opposing DeVos, served the public. These provisions serve only those employed in education, and the Democratic senators have been only verifying Ambrose Bierce’s definition of politics: “A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles; the conduct of public affairs for private advantage.” Chris Powell is managing editor of the Journal Inquirer in Manchester.

Further, a big problem with public education in Connecticut particularly is that it’s not really public at all. For example, since 1984 teacher evaluations have been exempted from disclosure under Connecticut’s freedom-of-information law, an amendment to the law having been demanded by the teacher unions in response to a finding by the Freedom of Information Commission that the law required disclosure. Among all state and municipal employees in Connecticut, only teachers enjoy this exemption. A few weeks ago the Hartford Courant reported that about a third of Connecticut’s

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>> Nigam From A1

He has a recurring character as an Indian call center operator on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” among his acting credits. He also is a founding partner at the production company Brittany House Pictures. Nigam spoke with the Record-Journal last week, just after receiving the news that Time magazine selected “Growing Up Smith” as its movie pick of the week. “It’s great to see the community of Cheshire coming out and championing and believing in the movie,” Nigam said, calling the movie “a tribute to my childhood growing up in Cheshire.” As a 2-year-old, he came to the U.S. from India with his

mother and two older brothers when his father took a sabbatical from teaching in Bombay. They first lived in New Haven and moved to Cheshire after his father got a permanent residency position at Quinnipiac University. His father, now 83, still lives in their Cheshire home. “I channeled my father in my role in this movie,” he said. Nigam, who plays the titular character’s father, said the first large wave of Indian immigrants came to the area in the 1960s and 1970s and were slow to move from cities to suburban areas. There were three or four other Indian kids in town when he was growing up. In fact, there were so few Indian families, they all became friendly.

“Just because we were of the same ethnicity or nationality, we would all be having dinner and treating each other like family,” he said.

ting it made,” Nigam said. “It took longer that I would have wanted.”

the end.

It had a mainstream release on Feb. 3 in five cities and The first draft initially came an additional 10 on Feb. 10, to Nigam as an actor from including Plainville. The The plot of the movie cenwriter Gregory Scott Hough- film was scheduled to show ters on Smith, a 10-year-old ton, who lived with an Indian through tonight, Feb. 16. Indian boy whose family roommate in the 1970s in “The kind of response we’re moves to America to pursue Oklahoma. getting is phenomenal,” the American dream. When From there, writer Paul Nigam said. Smith falls for the girl next door, his desire to assimilate, Quinn entered the Nigam was scheduled to host production. or become a “good old boy,” a Q&A session and introduce propels him further away “He and I rewrote another one of the showings during from his family’s ideals. draft of the script,” Nigam an event at AMC Plainville, said. Feb. 15. Amter said the 7:15 The cast includes Roni Akushow was almost sold out, rait as Smith, Brighton Shar- They finished the final verand the majority of ticket bino as love interest Amy and sion in 2004. Financing the buyers are classmates. Jason Lee, star of “My Name movie independently took 10 is Earl,” as Butch, Amy’s years. Quinn died of cancer “It’s kind of like having a father. in 2015, before post-produc- family member coming from tion on the film. across the country,” she said. The movie took 17 years to complete, from conception The movie spent a year on to the final product. the festival circuit, and had 203-317-2212 eight distribution offers by Twitter: @LCTakores “It’s been a long time get-

>> School From A1

students in 2017.

town officials asking how to attract young families.

That number is projected to drop to 3,614 in 2020, according to the school board’s website.

“Our rating agencies asked us the same question,” Cheshire Town Manager Michael Milone said. “And the question (to the Board of Education) will be front and center before the Town Council: ‘Are you able to cut back given that you have declining enrollment?’” The Board of Education has proposed a $70.8 million budget. Cheshire stands to lose $4.7 million in state aid under Malloy’s budget proposal. Milone said every town will be adversely harmed by the reduction and questioned the accuracy of the state’s enrollment numbers. “There are always some inconsistencies with our numbers,” Milone said. School officials in Cheshire could not immediately be reached for comment, but the Board of Education’s website reports steady declines, from 4,493 students in all grades in 2009 to 3,753

Declining enrollment is not associated with a proposed $400 million plan to renovate and close some schools in town in the long term, Milone said. “Those have been identified as having an aging infrastructure that is no longer sustainable,” Milone said. “That is a separate issue.” Wallingford has seen a 6.4 percent decrease in student enrollment and faces the fourth largest cut in state funding, $10 million, based largely on reserve funds in the town’s coffers. Faced with the potential loss, the town must find ways to preserve current services to students and residents, Mayor William W. Dickinson Jr. said. “The state of Connecticut is really cutting education in Wallingford,” he said. Dickinson said he hopes

School enrollment decrease since 2011

what flat.

During the steepest student drops, the district eliminated Source: Connecticut Office of Policy and Management 88 certified and non-certified staff, according to Menzo.

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the Board of Education is reasonable in its budget proposal.

reviewing other cutbacks that won’t affect classroom instruction.

The school board is reviewing its final budget proposal and is expected to vote Monday, according to School Superintendent Salvatore Menzo.

Wallingford schools have redirected funds based on enrollment decreases, Menzo said.

The proposed spending plan represents a 2.1 percent increase over last year’s, but Menzo said the board is

The sharpest decreases were from 2009 to 2010, when the district lost 240 students, he said. In 2011-12, the district lost an additional 90 students, then remained some-

It also is using techniques to become more efficient. Menzo is asking for two teaching assignments this year to accommodate an uptick in certain grades, but is looking at cost savings in cutting central office staff and other areas. “We want to keep reductions away from classrooms, and look at all services,” Menzo said. “My effort and the Board of Education’s feeling is to keep services and make reductions to meet the mayor’s budget. We’re going to look at everything very closely.” (203) 317-2255 Twitter: @Cconnbiz

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Senior Happenings

Senior Calendar Monday, Feb. 20


registration required.

Cheshire Readers Book Club - Tuesday, Feb. 21, 10:30 a.m. Discussion of “Strategic Moves” by Stuart Woods. New members welcome.

AARP Safe Driving Course - Monday, Feb. 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A fee is charged. Registration and pre-payment is required.

Senior Center closed in observance of Presidents Day holiday.

Blood Pressure Screening Tuesday, Feb. 21, 1 p.m. No appointment required.

Photo ID - Monday, Feb. 27, 1 to 3 p.m. First come, first serve.

Discussion Group - Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m. Andy Maye plans to discuss “Evolution of the Universe.” Registration required by calling 203-272-8286.

Monday Movie - Feb. 27, 1:30 p.m. “Sully.” Rated PG-13.

Crafty Ladies, 9 a.m.; Zumba Gold, 9:30 a.m.; C.H.A.T. program “Drop Your Drugs,” 10 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.; Blood Pressure Screenings, 1 p.m.; Discussion Group: Evolution of the Universe, 2 p.m.; Bolly X LIT, 4 p.m.

Armchair Travels - Thursday, Feb. 23, 1 p.m. Madelyn Novick discusses her trip to the Holy Land and Israel. Registration requested. Cooking with Skyview - Friday, Feb. 24, 11:15 a.m. Free,

Ask the Probate Judge - Tuesday, Feb. 28, 10 a.m. Informal roundtable with Judge Jalowiec. Registration requested; walk-ins welcome. How Not to Wait for an Emergency - Tuesday, Feb. 28, 10 a.m. Discussion of the differences between home care, assisted living and nursing homes. Registration is requested.

Tuesday, Feb. 21

Wednesday, Feb. 22 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.

Thursday, Feb. 23 Line dance - advanced, 9:30 a.m.; Travel Club office, 10 a.m.; Women’s Club Board Meeting, 10 a.m.; Moderate Exercise, 10:15 a.m.; Line dance - beginner, 10:30 a.m.; Cheshire Cuisine Club, noon; Scrabble, 12:30

p.m.; Charlemagne Cards, 1 p.m.; Texas Hold ‘em Cards, 1 p.m.; Travel Discussion “The Holy Land and Israel,” 1 p.m.; Life Story Writing Workshop, 1:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 24 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.; Cooking with Skyview, 11:15 a.m.; Bridge, 12:30 p.m.; SetBack, 12:45 p.m.; Current events discussion group, 1 p.m.

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Cheshire Cuisine Club Thursday, Feb. 23, noon. Featured restaurant is “Westbrook Lobster.” Registration is required. Limited transportation available, or drive on your own.


Wednesday, Feb. 22: Tomato bisque, spinach quiche, beets cauliflower, wheat dinner roll, mandarin oranges.

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Head north and shake off that cabin fever The Springfield Sportsmen’s Show is also a great place to bring the whole family. One By Mike Roberts of the favorites that will be featured in the Great OutWhat’s the matter, Bunky? door Entertainment Hall in The month of February got the Stroh Building is “Bwana ya down? Gettin’ cabin fever? Jim’s Wildlife Show.” The show is a spectacular event Well, just maybe, I have the that gives you a look at some cure: the Springfield Sportsof his critters close up and men’s Show up at the Big E personal. Along with the Fairgrounds in West Springalligators and snakes, this field, Mass. The show runs entertaining and educational Feb. 24-26 and promises to show will introduce you to have something for every an extensive array of animals outdoor sportsman. and teach you all about how While this is the 34th annual, they live in the wild. it seems like only a couple of Bwana Jim’s enthusiasm and years ago that the Springfield outrageous wit will make it a Sportsmen’s Show had its memorable show, featuring beginning. Without a doubt, a ton of laughs for everyone the Springfield Sportsmen’s in the family. Like I said, this Show is one of — if not the — show features not one, but largest in New England. two buildings and the Great Go to the show and you can find just about anything for the great outdoors, or just spend the day window shopping. The show is filled with hundreds of exhibitor booths, special exhibits, seminars and action areas. It takes two buildings to house all the exhibits. You can have a first-hand chat with hunting gear dealers, outfitters and charter boat captains. There are hunting and adventure destinations. Add to that some great deals on fishing boats and ATVs.

from dozens of manufacturers during his presentations on deer hunting. Dick will also be sharing the information that has led to his fantastic success in the pursuit of huge whitetailed bucks. He will give tips on calls, scents, rattling, tracking, still hunting and stand hunting, that will help other whitetail hunters bag the buck of a lifetime. Another exclusive of the show is the Gamefish Center, a giant traveling aquarium stocked with a great selection of trout and salmon provided by the State of Massachusetts, showing some of the best representations of fish that can be caught around the state.

The Northeast Big Buck Club exhibits will be the first thing Outdoors Entertainment is you’ll see when you enter the located right next to the Main Entertainment Hall. Believe Hall. It is filled with outdoor me when I tell you some of attractions and displays, the racks on display will start such as the Northeast Big the adrenalin flowing. Many Bucks Club and the Water of these record racks are Dog Retrieving Pool, with from deer taken right here in live water dog demonstraConnecticut! tions all weekend. There is a trout pool stocked with trout This year, the club will have its largest display ever. It will for the kids to fish. feature more mounts, with For you deer hunters, a very merchandise, demonstragood friend of mine, Dick tions, special displays, inScorzafava, one of Ameriteractive games, door prizes ca’s top big buck experts and and more. author of three books, will Any mounts entered for meabe giving away thousands of dollars in hunting equipment suring during the show are

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upcoming star of the whitetail hunting world, Cory DeSousa. He is a pro staffer on Mathews Dominate Bucks TV as well as on Whitetail Slam TV.

So far, I have only pointed out a small portion of the Springfield Sportsmen’s Show. For the fishermen, there will be seminars from such experts as Bill Brown of Connecticut, Bruce Millar and, for the surfcasters, Dave Pickering. Captain Brown will share tips and techniques on landing the big fish of your dreams as well as some sharking seminars. You can also meet the Northeast’s hottest new bass pro, Alex Wetherell from Connecticut. Wetherell’s name is familiar to longtime fans of bass fishing because five years ago he hoisted a B.A.S.S. trophy when he won the 2010 Junior Bassmaster World Champion at age 17. Long-time surf aster and fellow outdoor writer Dave Pickering will help saltwater fishermen with their striper endeavors on light tackle along New England shorelines as well as giving a presentation on his new “Secret Strategies for Fishing Carp” for the growing number of carp fishermen. New this year will be the fantastic buck mounts of the

Connecticut bowhunter Del DelMastro will also be giving seminars. If you want to learn about hunting in Africa, you will want to catch the very informative seminar by Jurie Meyer Jr. of AfriBushveld Adventures. He will cover everything you need to know from shots you will need, clothing, gear, calibers and bow poundage requirements. For the turkey hunters, turkey calling pro Joe Judd will be talking about calling and hunting New England springtime gobblers. And this is only part of this huge outdoor show. Show hours are noon to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26.

Bantam ice derby Saturday’s derby at Bantam Lake is tentatively on. Scott Garland, who is running the event, will check ice conditions today. Anyone interested can call him at 860-940-7618. See ya’ and God Bless America and watch over our troops wherever they may be.

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The Platt wrestling team kept a hammerlock on the Silver City Showdown with a 64-12 win over Maloney last Wednesday. It was the sixth win in a row for the Panthers over their rivals. Among those helping to keep the streak alive was 145-pounder Mannash Carlson, who won by pin in 3:04. Sound familiar? It should. It was the third straight Silver City Showdown pin for the senior, who takes a 33-4 record into this weekend’s Class M state tournament.

It’s been an up-and-down season for the Sheehan Titans, who stood at 9-10 after beating rival Lyman Hall 76-69 on Monday night. One thing coach Joe Gaetano has been able to rely on? The 3-point shooting of Sam DeMaio. The senior sharp-shooter knocked down three more three’s in Monday’s win. It continued a particularly hot streak for DeMaio, who has 24 treys in his last seven games, including five against Guilford, the team coached by his father Jeff.

For a second straight week, we dip into the well of Wilcox Tech basketball. It is proving to be quite deep. With victories over University and Capital Prep last week, the Indians set up closing showdowns for first-place in the CSC Central Division. Junior Nick Milslagle played a pivotal role in the latest wins. He scored 16 points against University and 14 against Capital Prep. His rebound and free throw in the waning seconds secured the 70-67 win at University.







Opponents will no doubt agree. Lyman Hall forward Alexa Eves has been the “Eves of Destruction” this season in the frontcourt. Over and over and over again, Eves has provided the rebounding and defense that had the Trojans at 13-6 heading into Monday’s game with Sheehan. The senior had 17 rebounds in last week’s wins over Law and Foran. “She is one of our captains and has been a great leader for us who hustles and never quits,” said coach Tom Lipka.

Nicole Freeman has emerged as a reliable scoring option for coach John Vieira as the season has progressed. The junior with the longrange shooting touch had a pair of 3-pointers in scoring 12 points in a 49-41 victory on Feb. 6 over North Haven and had two more from beyond the arc while scoring 10 points in a 51-39 loss the next night against Newington. In Monday’s 39-37 loss to rival Platt, Freeman hit for a season-high five treys en route to 15 points.

No matter what the apparatus, no matter who the star, the undefeated Southington gymnasts are again a picture of balance this season. Last Friday, they won the Valentine’s Day Invitational in West Hartford behind Rachel Williams, who took the all-around at 34.2. The junior finished first on the beam (8.8) and on the floor (9.1). Williams has won the floor exercise in all seven meets so far this season. She has won (or tied for first) on the beam in four of the last five. 56984-01



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Cheshire survives late rally by Sheehan Rams grab lead in 2nd half, nearly give it back

At the half, Sheehan led 2523. Sam DeMaio drilled three 3-balls in the second quarter to put the Titans ahead. Dyer gave the Titans the biggest lead of the opening half, a 19-13 advantage. Cheshire responded with a 5-0 spurt with an Eric Angelone jumper and a Hart trey.

By Sean Krofssik Record-Journal staff

WALLINGFORD — The Cheshire boys basketball team held on for a 57-55 SCC Hammonasset win over Sheehan on Tuesday night, Feb. 7. The Rams held off a furious 9-0 run in the game’s closing minutes to sweep the season series with Sheehan. “I have to give our guys credit. We beat a very good Sheehan team,” said Cheshire coach Dan Lee, his team now 9-8 overall and 2-5 in the SCC Hammonasset. “We take that as a positive. We are making strides. But we are still working on closing out games.” Eli Dyer (14 points) had three buckets in a 50-second

Cheshire’s Matt Geyda gets a shot off in the lane Feb. 7 at Sheehan High School in Wallingford. | Justin Weekes / For the Record-Journal

span to draw the Titans back within 55-53. Cheshire going 2-for-8 from the line in the final 1:09 also gave Sheehan life. Sheehan (8-9, 1-7 Hammonasset) had the ball twice in the final half-minute down two. With 28 seconds to go, Cheshire forward Drew Hart (13 points) had a block on a driving Kyle Brennan (12 points).

Derek Frione (7 points) canned a pair from the line to put the Rams back up 57-53, but Brennan drove the lane for a deuce with 10.5 seconds left. Hart then missed a pair from the line to give the Titans one last shot. The ball ended up in the hands of Garrett Molampy. His attempt in the closing seconds rimmed out and Cheshire survived.

Sheehan’s man-to-man defense was effective in the opening 16 minutes, keeping the Rams in a lengthy drought for a four-minute span in the first quarter. In the second half, Sheehan held a 33-32 lead with a pair of Brennan free throws with 5:48 left in the third quarter. That was the home team’s last lead of the night. The Rams finished the third quarter on a 17-6 run as Jensen Bassett (10 points) and Matt Geyda (11) began to find their groove. Cheshire’s Will Graikoski chipped in with nine points for the visitors. The Titans got right back in it in the fourth quarter. They

outscored Cheshire 16-8 in the final stanza, but just couldn’t get over the hump. “I’ve got to give my kids a lot of credit,” Sheehan coach Joe Gaetano said. “They worked their butts off and I just hate to go away empty after working so hard. Cheshire is a very formidable team and we gave them a game. We just have to go back to the drawing board and keep working at it and we are gearing up for the tournaments.” Matt Ottochian added nine points for the Titans on Senior Night. Other Sheehan seniors honored were DeMaio, Ethan Fox, Brennan, Adam D’Antonio, Dyer, Roman Jagrosse and Jarett Pipenbacher. BOYS BASKETBALL CHESHIRE 57, SHEEHAN 55 CHESHIRE (57) Derek Frione 2 2-3 7, Michael Quint 1 0-0 3, Jensen Bassett 3 4-7 10, Eric Angelone 2 0-0 4, Drew Hart 5 1-4 13, Matt Geyda 4 2-2 11, Will Graikoski 3 1-2 9. Totals: 20 10-18 57. SHEEHAN (55) Matt Ottochian 2 5-6 9, Sam DeMaio 3 0-0 9, Ethan Fox 2 0-0 4, Kyle Brennan 5 2-2 12, Adam D’Antonio 2 3-5 7, Eli Dyer 6 2-2 14, Roman Jagrosse 0 0-0 0, Garrett Molampy 0 0-0 0. Totals: 20 12-15 55.

High school sports roundup Rugby Club Boys basketball Shelton 70, Cheshire 64: The host Gaels outscored the Rams 21-15 in the fourth quarter to steal away the SCC crossover victory. It was Cheshire’s second tough loss of the season to its former Housatonic rival. The Gaels won 71-70 in double overtime in Cheshire in late December. Eric Angelone led the Rams in the rematch with 23 points. He drained four 3-pointers. Drew Hart added 15 points for Cheshire. Jenson Bassett had 10. Shelton’s Jeff Stockmal led all scorers with 29. Cheshire, which had won six of its previous seven, slipped to 109. Shelton improved to 12-7. Cheshire 56, Guilford 41: Up by two at the break, Cheshire outscored visiting Guilford by 13 in

the second half to chalk up a 5641 SCC Hammonasset decision that capped the divisional campaign for both clubs. Mike Quint scored a season-high 20 points to pace Cheshire. Drew Hart added 13 and Eric Angelone collected 12. The Rams, now 10-8 overall, have won six of seven since falling 75-66 in OT in Guilford on Jan. 20. They finished 4-4 in the Hammonasset. Guilford, the loser of three straight, is 12-5 and 3-5. Girls basketball Cheshire 39, Lauralton Hall 33: The Rams finished the season at 5-15 with the SCC interdivisional victory in Cheshire. The Rams took control by outscoring the Crusaders (4-16) 13-7 in the second quarter. Brady McQuade scored nine points and

Julia Schaff had eight to lead the home team. West Haven 57, Cheshire 54, OT: Julia Schaff and Mia Juodaitis had 12 points apiece for the Rams in a SCC Housatonic loss at home. Sara Mulligan added 11 points and Emily Yonych contributed seven for Cheshire (4-15, 1-7 Housy). Yonych’s late bucket in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter forced OT. Shelton 50, Cheshire 39: The Rams bolted to an 18-6 lead in the first quarter. The Gaels cut the gap to 4 by halftime, then took the second half 30-15 to record the SCC Housatonic win in Cheshire. Sarah Skoronski scored 21 points and Casey O’Connor put up 15 to lead Shelton (12-6, 6-2 Housy). Julia Schaff had a team-high 9 for Cheshire (4-14, 1-6). -Compiled by Record-Journal staff

sets signup

The Cheshire Rugby Club has scheduled spring registration for Thursday, Feb. 23, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Cheshire High School, room 13. The meeting is an information session for those students thinking of trying out the sport. New players are encouraged to attend practices for the first two weeks before committing to the season. Rugby is full contact sport; safety and development is a key component of coaching the sport. Cheshire Rugby is run by Cheshire Rugby Corporation and is a 501c3 recognize nonprofit organization. Cheshire Rugby is community based team accepting players from all towns and embraces the established rugby values of respect, inclusion, discipline and sportsmanship. High school rugby is a spring sport, March through May. Practices are scheduled for Monday through Thursday and most matches on Fridays. For more information, contact Bill Bishop at or visit www.

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Health Briefs Cancer patient drivers The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program is looking for volunteer drivers throughout Connecticut to transport cancer patients to and from their treatments. Volunteers should be available once a month or once a week. For information, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.

Healthy Family FunFest set The eighth annual Healthy Family FunFest, a health and wellness event, is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 26, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at


Class of 1957 sets reunion for June 16

the Aqua Turf Club, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville.

or email Antoinette.Ouellette@

The family friendly day celebrates living a healthy lifestyle – from eating better, to learning about green energy, to physical/mental well-being and beyond. Features include health information, medical professionals, speakers, screenings, demonstrations, fitness challenges, giveaways and children’s activities. Specific areas focus on healthy eating, healthy minds, children, aging well, sports medicine and more.

Activate the Cure

The group meets every Thursday at The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury.

Members of the Humiston Elementary School class, who would have graduated from Cheshire High School in 1957, but went to other high schools and technical schools, are welcome.

For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting, call Antoinette Ouellette at 860-378-1268

For more information and meeting times, visit

For more information and to help locate missing classmates, call 203-272-2151 or by email at

Activate the Cure is an interdenominational Christian ministry that gathers cancer survivors or their loved ones weekly for one hour of prayer. Physical, spiritual and emotional needs are addressed through prayer.


Cheshire High School’s Class of 1957 has scheduled its 60-year reunion for Friday, June 16, 1 to 4 p.m., at Manor Inn, 1636 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Milldale.



A Red Carpet High School Athletes Awards Event 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

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This inspiring and unique community event will honor more than 275 local high school athletes for their achievements throughout the school year, including Record-Journal Athletes of the Week, RecordJournal Scholar Athletes and All R-J Teams nominees. More than 20 athletes will be honored as the best in their sport, Male and Female Athletes of the Year will be named, Male and Female Scholar Athletes of the Year will be named and a Coach of the Year will be named. Brunch will be served and the public is invited to this special event.


More than 275 local high school athletes from seven high schools in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington and Cheshire for their athletic achievements throughout the school year. A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors

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Welcome to On The Menu. Let us help you find the perfect place to eat.

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

Find great local eats - Adelphia Café

Arc Eatery

200 Research Parkway Meriden, CT 06450 (203) 237-8386 Under New Management. Come and enjoy our awesome menu. We offer eat in and take out. Catering menu available. We also deliver. Open 6:30am – 1:30pm.

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

Athena II Diner

Colony Diner

Duchess of Wallingford

Eddie’s Sombrero Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

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

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

124 Church St. Wallingford, CT 06492 (203) 265-9431 -of-Wallingford/119682821380599 Celebrating Over 25 Years in Wallingford! Our Success comes from dedication to quality,freshness & variety! Breakfast cooked to order. Open 7 days for breakfast lunch & dinner.

151 Queen St, Southington, CT 06489 (860) 621-9474 For the best in Tex Mex Mexican Cuisine since 1996. Call for Party Packages & Special Events! Senior Sun. Buy 1 Entree get 1 1/2 off. Kids Eat Free Tues. w/ Purchase of 1 Adult Entree. Like us on FB.


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Minervini’s Pizzeria

179 Center Street Wallingford, CT 06492 (203) 793-1782 Happy Hour All Day Monday, Daily 4-6. Karaoke Thursdays. Live Music Fri & Sat. Craft Beers, Artisinal Spirits. New Pub Menu. Celebrating 10 years!

73 Quinnipiac Street Wallingford, CT 06492 203-793-7801 Ken & Diane have been using family pizza recipes since 1939. Family owned/ operated serving authentic apps, soups, salads, sub & More!

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

Find great local eats - Rick’s On 5

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765 North Colony Road Wallingford, CT 06492 (203) 294-0231 Specializing in hearty American breakfast & brunch classics. Lunch specials start @ $8.95 and include soup or salad & dessert. Open 7 days 5am-2pm


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99 Powder Hill Road Middlefield, CT 06455 (860) 852-5444 Causal neighborhood dining with beautiful mountain views. Craft beers/ cocktails specials, weekly live music and tap takeovers. There’s always something special going on inside the Tavern!

Wood & Smoke Country Barbecue

Sweet Mango

692 West Street Southington, CT 06489 860-276-5888

Ridgeside Tavern

Family Owned Japanese & Thai Asian Cuisine. Family Friendly and fun atmosphere. Specialty cocktails and delicious desserts. We offer catering & party trays for your next event! Like us on FB & yelp! Order online! Open 365 days a year

1 Lorraine Terrace (Rt. 66) Middlefield, CT 06455 (860) 358-9163 Smoked Meats-brisket, pork, ribs and wings, with all your favorite country sides. Take out or eat out. Open year round, with seasonal outdoor seating.


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School News Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s list Deadline is March 24.

College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts - Alexis Cardinali of Cheshire.

The Cheshire Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club is accepting applications for scholarships from the Cheshire Women who are resuming their education, completing undergraduate studies, or studying for an advanced degree. Past scholarship awardees and those who applied previously are eligible to apply again this year. For more information, criteria and an application, call Jane Richards at 203-272-8249. Deadline is March 31.

Scholarship The Yale New Haven Hospital Auxiliary is accepting applications for 10 scholarships to area students planning to pursue a career in a health-related profession. Applicants must be residents of: Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven or Woodbridge. For more information, criteria and an application, call (203) 6885717 or Deadline is March 8.

Mentoring Cheshire Youth Service has scheduled the fall session of Teen-2-Teen, a mentoring program between high school and middle school students that focuses on issues such as self-esteem, peer pressure, team building and leadership, as well as study skills and tutoring.

The Greater Meriden Branch of the American Association of University Women plans to award several $1,500 scholarships to both male and female students who graduate from high school this year and reside in Cheshire, Southington, Meriden or Wallingford. Applications and criteria are available at the Cheshire High School guidance department. Deadline is March 10.

The program is scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 to 5 p.m., at the Yellow House, 554 South Main St. (across from the high school). Bus transportation will be provided. For more information, call 203-271-6690 or email

Connex Credit Union is accepting applications for the Nicholas G. Hackett Memorial Scholarship; the John R. Edwards Community Involvement Scholarship and the Arthur B. Haesche Memorial Scholarship. For more information and criteria, contact Anita Annunziato at

The Citizen prints scholastic achievements of local students. Company policy requires verification from the school, i.e., a copy of the letter, email or certificate received by the student.

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CT Baptist Homes has a few open positions: FT/PT/Per diem, various shifts. C E R T . NSG. AIDES, DIETARY AIDES, HOUSEKEEPER. Qualified candidates should love working with the people. In return, we’ll provide a positive, friendly and rewarding place to work. Please apply in person M-F, 9-5 at CT Baptist Homes, 292 Thorpe Ave., Meriden CT 06450 or send resume to jobs@ctbaptisthome EOE

SLITTER HELPER: 1ST Shift, Mfg. Exp. Nec., Forklift Lic. Prfd. Complete benefit pkg. incl. 401K. Apply 8-4 M-F at Erickson Metals Corp., 25 Knotter Dr., Cheshire, CT OFFICE ASSISTANT Cheshire law firm seeks two bright, motivated, organized team players for entry-level positions. Duties may include: coding mail, electronic / physical filing, data entry, preparing correspondence, billing, accounting, collections, Word processing, dictation, reception, errands, etc. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business or Legal Studies preferred.Experience helpful but willing to train. Email resume to resumes@nuzzo-roberts. com Please, no calls.

Help Wanted

AGC, an Aerospace Component Manufacturer & FAA, NADCAP approved Repair Facility, is seeking experienced individuals to fill the following positions at our facility in Meriden CT. These positions will require an Aerospace background or similar experience. AGC is an ISO 9001/AS9100 Rev “C” accredited company. Positions Summary: Tool Design Engineer – Experience in Designing Hot Form tooling for Aerospace parts from a variety of metals such as Stainless Steel, Aluminum and Titanium. ManufacturingEngineer – Experience in the design and manufacturing of Aerospace parts & components with experience in lean manufacturing processes & techniques. Tool Maker - Experience in the building & repairing of tools, jigs & fixtures for metal parts which are produced through the drawing, forming, stamping & heat setting of various metal materials. Secondary Machinist – Experience using Stamping Presses, Drill Presses, Hand Tools, and Manual Bridgeport Mills and Lathes to fabricate and assemble Aerospace parts and components. Manual Press Operator – Experience operating manual presses to form, punch, heat set and use hand tools to fabricate and deburr metal and composite parts and components. Applications can be submitted at AGC Acquisition at 106 Evansville Avenue, Meriden, CT 06451 or E-Mail resumes to: humanresources@ AGC is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Diversity/M/F/D/V

SALES/OUTSIDE Growing autoparts Full time position for a group seeks exp’d one person office. sales person. Great Must have experience. opportunity w/dynamic Benefits provided. Recompany. Call Don spond 203-265-4434. Mon-Fri 203-272-3704 or fax resume to 203272-9909 Help Wanted CONSTRUCTION Wanted: Roofers, siders, framers, masons, carpet laborers, window installers. Call Walter 203-235-9944

FIRE EXT. TECH Middletown. Med, 401k, Vac. & Hol. F4 Lic. A+. Will Train. Email resume:

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Music By Roberta Perform + Instruct Voice lessons - all ages +levels,piano beginnerinterm. (203) 630-9295.

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The Record Journal will be happy to accept your free ad by mail only. You can place a free ad for stuff given away for free; lost and found pets or items; for “1” item of merchandise, for less than $100. Ads will run for 7 days. Items for sale cannot be repeated. Ads will be published at the discretion of the publisher when space allows. Please mail your ad to: The Record Journal, 500 South Broad St., Meriden, CT 06450.

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A24 Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Cheshire Citizen |

Celebrating 21 Years


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187 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, CT • 203-272-0005

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