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Volume 2, Number 24

Cheshire’s Hometown Newspaper

Milestones, memories for the Cheshire girls

Thursday, Februar y 20, 2014

Additional money for locker rooms denied By Eve Britton

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Cheshire’s Missy Bailey drives to the basket to score her 1,000th career point as Sheehan’s Kaitlin Lagase defends on Senior Night February 14, 2014 at Cheshire High School. | (Justin Weekes/Special to The Citizen) cial night.” Bailey’s memorable bucket put Cheshire up 28-22 early in the second half. She then found emerging Cheshire post player Jill Howard for consecutive layups as the Rams built their lead. Howard and Sheehan forward Joelle MarkAnthony each had solid games in the front court. Howard finished with 17 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocks.

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MarkAnthony finished with 16 points and 11 boards. “It was a team effort,” Howard said. “Missy was finding me a lot on the inside. She is a great player and I’m happy for her.” Sheehan sophomore point guard Cassie Strickland scored five of her 12 points in the final 41 seconds of the third quarter to close the gap


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After heated discussion, the Town Council deadlocked on additional money for boys locker room improvements, defeating the measure at its Feb. 11 meeting. The vote came in at 4-4, with council Chairman Tim Slocum absent. Democrats Patti FlynnHarris, Liz Linehan and Peter Talbot and Republican Rob Oris voted against, while Republicans David Schrumm, Tom Ruocco, Jim Sima and Sylvia Nichols voted for it. Th e i m p rove m e n t s , including American Disability Act upgrades, have been planned for the boys locker room since 2011, but disagreements over the scope of the project and how much should be done have stalled any work. The Public Building Commission asked the council, during the meeting, for $5,800, on top of the $550,0000 already allocated to the project, to ensure that all the design

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CHESHIRE — Friday night was a game the Cheshire girls basketball team wanted for a variety of reasons. First, it was an SCC Housatonic contest. Second it was Senior Night. Third, senior point guard Missy Bailey needed just 12 points to crack the 1,000-point milestone. The Rams (11-9 overall, 4-4 Housy) were able to leave Cheshire High School’s East Gym all smiles after a hardfought 51-47 victory over Sheehan. Along the way — with 6:23 left in the third quarter, to be precise — Bailey netted her 1,000th point on a layup. The game was stopped as the Franklin Pierce-bound senior was surrounded by her teammates and was presented a ball at half court. Bailey also posed for few snapshots with Cheshire coach Sarah Mik and her parents before leading her team to victory in the second half. “It’s huge to reach that achievement,” Mik said. “You have to play freshman year and be such a solid factor all the way out. This was a spe-

changes being made to the approved locker room were ADA compliant. “I can’t advance a project that is a waste of taxpayers’ money. I can’t get behind anything that puts dollars into this existing facility,” Oris said. “At the end of the day, this facility doesn’t accommodate the number of kids using it. This facility does not meet the needs of the kids. It is an embarrassment.” “I think it’s a waste of money and it’s been a waste of money from the beginning,” Flynn-Harris said. “We’ve waited this long and it needs to be done right. This is not the way to go about it,” Talbot said. “I can’t support retrofitting this locker room for our student athletes to use at the high school.” “It is my job to see that when we do projects like this, we do it right the first time,” Linehan said. Schrumm said that in supporting the locker room, he felt it had served the school well for many years.



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“This locker room has been used in this location for over 50 years. Is it perfect? No. But it’s the best thing to do,” Schrumm said. “Two years ago, the Board of Education came to us with this, now is the time to act.” The resolution can be brought forward at another

meeting when all members are present and a tie-breaking vote can be cast, Schrumm said. Slocum was absent from the meeting because his wife, Kristen, a lifelong Cheshire resident, died of cancer earlier in the day. Council members held a moment of silence in remembrance of her.

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With more snow in the forecast, local public works departments already running low on salt are concerned about getting more in time. Cheshire Public Works Director George Noewatne said the town also has about enough salt for one more storm. Crews use about 150 to 160 tons of salt during a typical snow storm. Noewatne said the state is trying to help municipalities get salt. He has been in touch with the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and is cautiously optimistic about Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s promise to provide salt to towns. Meriden Director of Public Works Robert Bass said the

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Pinewood Derby results Almost 35 cub scouts from Doolittle Pack 198 took to the race track last month – the Pinewood Derby race track – in a father-son tradition

that dates back more than 60 fourth. First place winners in the years. Doolittle fifth-grade stu- den race category were: dent Eli Moskowitz took the Robbie Ferrell, Tiger; Connor pack championship in the 2014 Keith, Wolf; Clyde D’Souza, Bear; Nolan Missakian, Pinewood Derby with Webelos I; and Eli Moskowitz, his c a r , Webelos II. Kate Hangen Release the won the Friends and Family race. The derby took place at Cracken. Connor Keith Doolittle School on Jan. 25. The top three finishers placed seco n d , wh i l e in each den will compete Leo Ehrenfels in the Cheshire Townwide placed third Pinewood Derby at Norton and Michael School on March 1. Winners of that race will advance to Libengood Connor Keith, left, and pack champion Eli Moskowitz with trophies from the recent Pack 198 Pinewood Derby 2014. | (Submitted.)

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Silk’n Sounds plans concert Silk’n Sounds, the women’s chorus that sings fourpart harmony in the American Barbershop tradition, has scheduled a concert for Sunday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m., at the Blackstone Library, 758 Main St., Branford. The performance is free and open to the public . For more information, visit

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Researcher presents findings on slave ‘with restored dignity his bones shall be buried’ By Jeff Gebeau

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Forensic anthropologist Richard A. Gonzalez shared details of his 2013 investigation into the remains of an 18th-century Connecticut slave at the Cheshire Public Library Feb. 10. Gonzalez, of Quinnipiac University’s Bioanthropology Research Institute, teamed up with some colleagues and students in the spring to perform a final analysis on the bones of a slave named Fortune before he was laid to rest in the fall, more than 215 years after his body was found in the Naugatuck River in 1798. On Sept. 12, Fortune lay in state in the Capitol rotunda for a few hours, before having a funeral service at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Waterbury, the same church where he was baptized in 1797. He was interred in the city’s Riverside Cemetery. “Our brother Mr. Fortune has been remembered, and it is with restored dignity his bones shall be buried,” said the Rev. Amy D. Welin at the ceremony. “We bury Mr. Fortune not as a slave , but as a child of God who is blessed.” Fortune was owned by Waterbury bone surgeon Preserved Porter. Gonzalez said his task had

been to provide a “fresh eye examination” of the remains so a death certificate could be issued. Fortune had previously been analyzed in the early 2000s by a team from Howard University. Fortune’s skeleton was 95 percent intact and in very good condition at the time of investigation, although the asymmetry of several bones suggested that they may have been replaced with those of another individual, Gonzalez said. The analysis also determined that Fortune was about 5 feet 5 inches tall and around 55-years-old when he died. He also suffered from gum disease, hand and ankle injuries that failed to heal properly, and neck, spine, and back problems, Gonzalez said. The slave likely lived in considerable pain, he said. Gonzalez said a fractured vertebrae at the base of Fortune’s neck indicates that his head struck a solid surface when he died—perhaps a rock—but does not reveal whether he fell, jumped, was pushed or hit. His ultimate cause of death was probably drowning, with the blow to the head having rendered him unconscious in the water, Gonzalez said. After Fortune’s body was retrieved, Porter used the skeleton as a teaching device 11 Crown St. Meriden, CT 06450 Reporter – Eve Britton Features – Joy VanderLek News Editor – Olivia L. Lawrence Assistant News Editor – Nick Carroll Executive Vice President and Assistant Publisher – Liz White Senior Vice President of Operations and Major Accounts – Michael F. Killian Senior Vice President and Editor – Ralph Tomaselli

Richard Gonzalez, PhD, assistant professor at Quinnipiac University School of Medicine, describes his anthropological examination of the remains of an 18th-century Connecticut slave named Fortune during a presentation at the Cheshire Public Library, Monday, February 10, 2014. | (Dave Zajac/Special to The Citizen) for other physicians and his apprentices. Human dissection was outlawed at the time, but since Fortune was legally considered property, Porter’s actions were lawful. Gonzalez said Fortune’s case demands that we ask what role African slaves played in the development of modern medicine, suggesting that if Porter used the body of his dead slave for medical studies, some other slave-owning physicians probably engaged in the practice as well.

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The remains were passed down through the Porter family until a descendant, Sally Porter Law McGlannan, donated them to Waterbury’s Mattatuck Museum in 1933. “Fortune was kept in slavery long after his death,” Gonzalez said. In the 1940s, Fortune’s bones were sent to Germany for repair. Gonzalez said the Germans likely added the supplemental bones to his existing set, which were also stained and coated for preservation and applied with putty to fill them in, he said. Later in the decade, Fortune’s remains were returned to the museum where

they were displayed until the 1970s. Afterward they were placed in storage until the studies that were performed on them in recent years. Gonzalez characterized Fortune as “someone who had a long, hard history” who was “used as a tool” in life, first as a farm laborer and then an educational prop. He also said the relevance of Fortune’s story extends beyond local study. “This is not only Connecticut history, but American history,” he said. (203) 317-2242 Twitter: @JeffGebeauRJ

Government Meetings Monday, Feb. 24 Energy Commission, 7 p.m. Planning & Zoning, 7:30 p.m. Youth Services Committee Wednesday, Feb. 26 Water Pollution Control Authority/Flood & Erosion Control Board, 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 3 Historic District

Commission, 7:30 p.m. Zoning Board of Appeals, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 Inland/Wetlands and Watercourses, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 Beautification Committee, 7:30 p.m. Parks & Recreation, 7 p.m. Public Building Commission, 7 p.m.

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Senior Menu Lunch reservations must be made 48 hours in advance by calling (203) 272-0047. A donation is requested. Monday, Feb. 24: No elderly nutrition program. Tuesday, Feb. 25: Light crunch fish, orzo pilaf, broccoli, pumpernickel bread, diet fruited Jell-O. Wednesday, Feb. 26: Cheeseburger, sweet potato fries, green beans, fruit cocktail. Thursday, Feb. 27: Sliced turkey with gravy, herb stuffing, Roman blend vegetables, pumpernickel dinner roll, pineapple juice, cake. Friday, Feb. 28: Italian wedding soup, spinach quiche, zucchini, stewed tomato, whole wheat bread, fresh fruit.

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Cheshire boys take No. 1 Prep to the wire By Sean Krofssik

critical possession and Prep (17-0) remained undefeated. Cheshire (11-6), which fell at No. 2 Career Feb. 11, perC H E S H I R E — T h e formed well against another Cheshire boys basketball Top 10 team. “We approached this like team gave the No. 1 team in the state all it could handle any other game,” Cheshire senior point guard Collin on Friday night. The Rams lost to unde- Jordan said. “It came down feated Fairfield Prep 61-56 in to a last-second shot and it a nip-and-tuck SCC interdi- didn’t go our way. It’s a tough visional contest at Cheshire loss and it will make us better in the long run.” High School. Cheshire coach Dan Lee Down three, Cheshire had a chance to tie the game in said his team showed its the closing seconds, but great work ethic again on turned the ball over on the Friday night. Special to The Citizen

“They are just a fun team to be around and a fun team to watch,” Lee said. “They are dedicated to being the hardest-working team on the court. It’s a great lesson to all of us. Sometimes it comes down to who’s going to work the hardest.” T he R a m s d r i l led 10 3-pointers Friday night, getting three apiece from Jordan (15 points), John Rizzo (15) and Andrew Yamin (13). Prep was paced by Keith Pettway’s 16 points, while 7-footer Paschal Chukwu finished with 14.

Cheshire lost decisively in the first meeting between the two schools on Jan. 13 in Fairfield, 72-55. Prep coach Leo Redgate was not happy with how his team performed against the Rams on Friday and he credited Cheshire for that. “I wasn’t very pleased with my team,” Redgate said. “I think they feel as though they can show up and they are going to win and I don’t think we put the effort in during practice. I don’t think guys are going above and beyond. I was very dis-

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to 41-35. Cheshire started the fourth quarter on a 5-0 run with a free throw from Howard and consecutive driving layups from Kya O’Donnell (9 points) that ballooned the Cheshire lead to 46-35. The Titans countered with a 9-2 run of their own with buckets from Julia Franzik, MarkAnthony and a trey and a deuce from Strickland. That cut the Cheshire advantage to 48-44. Sheehan, though, just ran out of time as Bailey hit both ends of a one-and-one with 46 seconds left to seal the victory. In addition to Bailey, it was also Senior Night for Bry McIntosh and Lily Dolyak. “I’m so happy for Missy,” Dolyak said. “When she hit that mark, I was so ecstatic for her. I went over to hug her because it’s a big accomplishment for her and I was glad I was able to witness it with her.” Bailey scored 11 points in the first half, but limped off the court in the final seconds of the first half with a balky left ankle. An injury to the same ankle earlier this season cost Bailey six games and almost a chance at hitting 1,000 points. “This meant so much to me because my teammates have

been so supportive of me,” Bailey said. “They wanted me to get it so badly — almost more than I wanted to get it.” Sheehan dropped to 9-10 overall and 2-6 in the Housy with the loss. “We’ve had trouble against the upper-level teams and that is what I consider Cheshire,” Sheehan coach Mike Busillo said. “It’s back to the drawing board for us and I think we have the ability to do it. We just have to play a complete game. We’ve played 19 games and we haven’t played a complete game in one of them. But I was happy with our effort. We play with great effort.”

Below: Cheshire’s Bry McIntosh (3) pulls up for a jumper beating Sheehan’s Joelle Mark Anthony (15). Right: Cheshire’s Jill Howard (00) puts in a lay up beating Sheehan’s Julia Franzik (2). Lower right: Cheshire’s Kya O’Donnell (34) puts in a lay up as Sheehan’s Kaitlin Lagase (25) tries to block.

Below: Cheshire’s Missy Bailey is presented a ball from coach Sarah Mik after Bailey reached her thousandth point. | (All photos by Justin Weekes/Special to The Citizen)

appointed. But none of that should take away from what Cheshire did. I hold Dan in high regard as one of the best coaches in the league and his team’s always play us tough, particularly here. A sign of a good team is that they are getting better as the year goes on,” the coach added. “Dan’s team is clearly getting better and I don’t think we are. So we have a lot of work to do if they want it.”

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National soccer program offers players options By Ken Lipshez

Special to The Citizen

Promising soccer players have been enlisting with Oakwood Soccer Club since the organization began in 1982, but with its shift to the United States Soccer Development Academy’s 10-month program two years ago came the decision on the part of players and their families to forgo high school soccer. In order to improve national soccer prospects, the USSDA is following a model used in the rest of the world where high schools providing sports programs are rare. The showcases organized by the USSDA continue to attract growing legions of college scouts at the expense of high school games. The academies say training and coaching are more conducive for playing high-level college soccer, as well as national and professional levels. “Talking to higher-level college coaches, they go to showcases for the academy because they can see likeminded kids competing for the same spot,” said Dave Farrell, who directs Oakwood along with Rick Derella, and coaches the U18 boys team. “In high school, many of the kids are playing different sports. It’s a little different.” In addition to Oakwood, which is headquartered in Glastonbury and has a facility in Portland, the state’s other academy is Beachside/South Central Premier. Some players are opting to go to academies run by MLS teams, forming what is in essence a minor league system akin to baseball. MLS teams sponsoring academies has become a league mandate.

Farrell feels high school soccer will continue to have its place. “We’re trying to read the different levels and what’s better for kids,” he said. “It’s not just scooping up every player for the program. We’re careful about that. That’s why it’s gone so well.” Sheehan boys soccer coach Lou Rodriguez has a unique and defined perspective on the evolving process. His son Joel Rodriguez, an All-New England player and RecordJournal scholar-athlete at Sheehan in 2008, played for Oakwood before it precluded high school participation. Joel went on to become a defender for the University of New Haven, from which he graduated last year. “When [Joel] was in the academy it had just started,” Coach Rodriguez said. “Boys in the programs at Oakwood and South Central allowed them to play high school and academy. At the time, the [USSDA] was pushing for them to do the academy and not high schools. There are two sides to the argument, and after experiencing it with my son, I don’t have an opinion anymore.” More recently, Kyle Losi and Alex Soriano played for Rodriguez at Sheehan, Losi went the academy route and Soriano did not. Soriano became an All-State player for the Titans and went on to SCSU last fall. Losi signed last week to play at Fordham. “If [Losi] had played [out his Sheehan career], I would have made sure he got the same opportunity,” Rodriguez said. “With my love for the game and my passion to coach, I would have provided for him. Would it have benefited him as much as the

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Academy? I don’t know. I just know I would have worked hard for him.” Rodriguez said that playing high school soccer provides benefits the Academy doesn’t. “There’s the mental development. The social development is very important, too,” he said. “If you take a player out of his environment too early, psychologically you’re not allowing the player to develop with kids he came up [through youth soccer] with.” Losi attributed his decision in large part to Kevin Bacher, whom he met two years ago. Bacher spent 10 seasons as an assistant coach at UConn, serving as a recruiting coordinator the last three. He also coached goaltenders at the University of Hartford and is now on the Oakwood staff as coach of the U16 boys. “At one of his first meetings he said that he was one of UConn’s main scouts. He said he had been to only one or two high school games,” Losi said. “Oakwood got me to showcases in Texas, California and Florida where there were 20-30 coaches at each game, so I feel it’s given me exposure.” In stressing the Academy’s role in player development, Oakwood’s website says, “This game-centric approach allows for the long-term development to occur through a deep understanding of what makes players successful around the world. As the sport of soccer grows in the United States, young players need the proper environment to compete against the world’s elite.” When Connecticut high school soccer began losing its elite players two years ago, proactive Staples-Westport coach Dan Woog organized a seminar so coaches could offer their sides of the story and prospective athletes could listen. Losi was among the speakers. So was highly successful veteran Farmington High boys coach Steve Waters. “I think there’s a place for it. I think it’s a three-to-

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Wrestlers cap dual meet season with a victory Wrestling Fueled by three straight pins in the middleweights, Cheshire finished off its regular season with a 60-15 SCC dismantling of East Haven. Senior captain Jake Cervero got the pin parade in motion 1:05 into the 138-pound bout and he was followed by 145 Karl Jacobs (3:30) and 152 Mike Marrotta (1:36). The Rams got additional pinfalls from 171 Gabe Vega (1:06), 220 Dan Lisath (0:53) and 106 Sean Black (3:06). Darren Barile scored an 8-2 decision at 120. Matt Robideaux landed a takedown early in the 160 match and made it stand up for a 2-0 victory. Owen Brown (113), Ricky Pulisciano (195) and Austin Ingarra (285) accepted forfeits. The Rams finished the dual-meet season at 11-13 overall. Girls basketball Mercy 59, Cheshire 43: The Rams played undefeated Mercy within a five-year feeling-out process with the parents,” Waters said. “If you’re not one of the top 12-to-15 players [at the Academy] you’re not going to get any real playing time. If they allow kids to play in high school, it’s not going to stop the U.S. from winning a World Cup, but they’re concerned they’re not going to have enough players to play games. Some of the guys in the Academy are not that good, but they’ll have secondary players so they’ll have enough.” Waters also said that the leadership attributes are more readily found in players completing the high school process. “Some of the college coaches say they’re recruiting from the academies, but finding out it’s hard to get leaders

point in the first half, but the Tigers (190) pulled away in the second half. Sara Como, who led Cheshire (10-9) with 21 points, had all five of her 3-pointers in the first half. Missy Bailey scored 10. Maura Fitzpatrick led Mercy with 23 points. Boys basketball Career 59, Cheshire 56: Andrew Yamin continued his torrid scoring pace by sending in 23 points, but the Rams fell short against once-beaten Career, the No. 2-ranked team in the state in an interdivisional SCC game in New Haven. Cheshire (11-5) knocked down eight 3-pointers, three by Reid Duglenski (12 points) and two by Yamin. The Rams trailed by just one after the first eight minutes, but Career built a 35-28 halftime bulge. Matthew Hamilton led a balanced Career attack with 15 points. Jordan Lomax had 12 for the Panthers (16-1).

out of them. High school kids have better leadership qualities because they’re allowed to lead,” Waters said. Waters also cited financial repercussions stemming from the Academy formula. He said the Academy takes on the form of sports agents, reaping benefits when its top players reach the professional level and sign with clubs throughout the world. “It’s a numbers thing,” he said. “There are 77 academies in the country. You’re talking 8,000 to 10,000 kids in academies. All they need to do is win on a few of those kids. “But I think high soccer will survive because of the economics of it. It doesn’t cost schools a lot and it will always survive because you have all these players.”

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MERCURY SABLE 2000 LS PREMIUM $2,988 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106

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If you are savvy with digital media and have a strong appetite for hunting & closing new business, then we should talk. We are The Record-Journal, Central Connecticut’s leading multimedia company and we are growing & adding to our sales team! A family-owned company, we publish The Record-Journal along with 6 community newspapers and websites that deliver the hyper-local news that citizens want, as well as the audience that businesses need. Plus, we have partnered with the biggest names in digital and social media to offer our advertisers unmatched reach and targeting capabilities – from the very local to the national scale. If you have a track record of meeting and exceeding monthly sales goals and have one to two years of outside sales experience selling to small businesses, then we want to talk to you. We offer a base salary with unlimited commission potential, paid vacation, full medical benefits and a 401K with company match. To apply, email your resume, cover letter & salary requirements to spalmer@record-journal. com.

MERIDEN 1, 2, 3 & 4 BR Starting at $580. West Side. Secuity & Refs a must! No Dogs. Sec 8 Approved. Call 203 6005105 or 203 537-6137

Mercury Grand Marquis 2003 4 Door, Auto, LS Premium #13-1532B $7,990 203 235-1669


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MERIDEN 1023 OLD COLONY RD. 2 BR Avail. Starting $800. H/HW incl. Ask about 1 mo free. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 17 Cliff Street3 BR, 2nd flr. Hardwood floors. Appliances included. WD Hookups. 1 car garage. $1200. 203-314-4964 MERIDEN 2 BR, 2 Full Baths. Large, Hdwd Flrs. New Windows, Laundry Rm. Off St Parking. Nicely Remodeled. Webster St. 203 634-6550 MERIDEN 2 BRS Reduced to $875 if move in by March 1. Heat & hw incl. Inquire about 1 mo. free. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN Clean 1 Room Efficiency 2nd Fl. Randolph Ave. Utils included. No pets. $450. 2 mos sec. Credit check required. 203-284-0597 MERIDEN Clean 1 Room Efficiency 2nd Fl. Randolph Ave. Utils included. No pets. $450. 2 mos sec. Credit check required. 203-284-0597 MERIDEN Studio Apt $595. Heat & HW Included. Security & Utilities. Available Immediately. 203-886-8808

Thursday, February 20, 2014 Furniture & Appliances

Rooms For Rent MER Clean Safe Rms. Inclds. H, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. E side. off-st park. $125/wk.+ sec. 12-8pm 203-630-3823

Pets For Sale YORKIES, Bulldogs, Chihuahuas, Boxers, Shih Tzus, Schnoodles, Mixed Breeds, Rescues Available. $150 plus. (860) 930-4001

Snowblowers & Throwers SNOW Blower 22”. Electric start. Used one season. $500 firm. 203-634-1818 If no answer, please leave message.

Furniture & Appliances CHERRY Mahogany 4 post BR Set, Oak table & chairs w/ hutch, couch, recliner, hutch top computer desk & chair, Queen Anne Highboy, Maple 12 drawer dresser w/mirror, baker’s rack, glass top iron dinette, 2 stereos w/CD spinner, other desks, dressers, dining rms & much more. All items in great shape. 203-886-5934 DINING Room table with 4 chairs, solid cherry, 5’ 6” by 3’ 4”, exc condition. 2 yrs old. $500 or best offer. 203-440-9444

WALLINGFORD 1 BR apt. Newly renovated. No pets. No smoking. $750 plus sec. 203-269-5980 WALLINGFORD 2 Fam House 2nd Flr is available. 3 BR. Off street parking, Washer/Dryer hookup. No pets. 1st & last month sec deposit. $1225/ Mo. Call 203-687-0083.

North Haven Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Satellite TV. Short Stay/Daily/ Weekly. On Bus Line. 203-239-5333

Cindy’s Unique Shop CONSIGNMENT 32 North Colony St Wallingford (203) 269-9341 2 levels, 1800 SF of Consigned Home Decor & Furnishings. 30 Day Layaways Available. $5 Off a purchase $25 or more. $10 off a purchase $100 or more. Check us out on Facebook. Ample Free Parking in Our Lot. Free Gift w/$15 or more purchase. Hours Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 9:305 Thurs 9:30-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4

Stores & Offices for Rent

Business Property for Rent

WLFD. 3rd flr, 2 BR, nice location. New carpet. $850 + 1 mo sec. Avail 1/1. Water/ trash incl. 203-269-1426.

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in heavily traveled Meriden location. 3200 square feet per floor. Two Class A Levels plus Full Basement. Ideal for Law Office(s), Medical Offices, Architectural/Engineering, Insurance, Real Estate, Business HQ.

Call 203 639-5121 or 203 537-1130

Downtown Meriden Location 100 Hanover Street For your Bank, Credit Union, Insurance, Law Firm, Architectural/Engineering, Medical Services, or Other Business Use. Can be subdivided. Call 203 639-5121 or 203 537-1130



AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves. Appliance Repairs Will Deliver (203) 284-8986

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

Wanted to Buy


House Cleaning

REPAIRS & REPLACEMENT Decks, Porches, Stairs & Railing, Windows, Doors. I can fix it or replace it. Work done by owner. 40+ yrs exp. Lic & Ins. #578107 203 238-1449 www.

BUSY MOM’S Cleaning Svc No job is too big/small. Free window svc w/wkly cleaning. Sr disc. 860-839-1707

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 ALWAYS Buying old tools. Wanted old, used and antique hand tools, machinist, woodworking, engraving and work bench tools. If you have any tools you are no longer using, please call with confidence. Fair offers made in your home. Call Cory 860322-4367 WANTED: Golf related material, articles, photos, etc & are willing to allow me to make a copy. Please contact Kevin: 203-213-9216 or

Music Instruments & Instruction BALDWIN Spinet Piano, $500 or will donate to Non-Profit organization. Call 860-628-4064

The bargains to be found in Marketplace are real heart stoppers!


MIRKEL PAINTING CO. Int. Ext. Popcorn Ceilings, Sheetrock Repair. 20 yrs. exp. in comm & residential painting. Call Eddie 203 824-0446 #569864

CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST QUALITY Kitchen, Bath, Siding, Roofing, Windows, Remodeling, Decks, Gutters, Additions. Credit Cards Accepted. CT#632415 203 634-6550

Edwin CordEro PAINTING Int/Exterior. Local, Established, Reliable Craftsman. Call (203) 537-2411 CT#614827

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


CLEANING If you don’t have time to clean, call me I will do everything you wish for a good price. Good References. Fully insured call Renata 860-538-7963 or email:

CARL’S Plumbing & Heating Speak directly to the plumber, not a machine. We snake drains. Cell 203 272-1730, 860 680-2395

T.E.C. ELECTRICAL SERVICE LLC All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service SMALL JOBS WELCOME 203-237-2122

Fencing Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Insd. Call John Uvino 203-237GATE. CT Reg #601060

JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! 25% OFF We remove Furniture, Appliances, And Entire contents of: Homes, Sheds, Estates, Attics, Basements, Garages & more. **Fall Yard Clean-ups.** FREE ESTIMATES LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

Over 25 years experience. Call today for free est. Call 203-440-3535 Ct. Reg. #578887

Handypersons A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call-WE DO IT ALL! Free Estimates. 203-631-1325

C&M ConstruCtion *THE BATHROOM & REMODELING SPECIALIST* 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST QUALITY Kitchen, Bath, Siding, Roofing, Windows, Remodeling, Decks, Gutters, Additions. Credit Cards Accepted. CT#632415 203 634-6550


Home Improvement

FLAGGE TILE COMPANY All Phases Ceramic Tile Wood/Laminate Installations TUB/TILE GLAZING 860-302-4525 CT HIC # 0626897

MEDINA Sewer & Drain Cleaning Services LLC Quality work, affordable prices. 24hr Service. Benny Medina 203 909-1099


C&M ConstruCtion *The Roofing Specialist* And Roof Snow Removal 10% off 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST QUALITY Kitchen, Bath, Siding, Roofing, Windows, Remodeling, Decks, Gutters, Additions. Credit Cards Accepted. CT#632415 203 634-6550 GONZALEZ CONSTRUCTION ************* Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling. ************* 203-639-0032 info@ gonzalezconstructionllc. com Fully licensed/insured. Reg #HIC577319

A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call-WE DO IT ALL! Free Estimates. 203-631-1325

ALL Your Remodeling & Construction Needs! Kitchens, Baths, Painting, Decks, Windows, Doors. No job too small. We do it all! Free Est. 40 yrs in bus. Lic & Ins. #539493 203-530-1375

Roofing, Siding, Windows & More. Free Est. Fully Insured Reg #604200 Member BBB Call 860-645-8899

Siding, Roofing, WindoWS, deckS, Remodeling gutteRS ct Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634

Kitchen & Baths


Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203237-GATE. CT Reg #601060 Music By Roberta Performance & Instruction Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome. Piano Lessons Beginner to Intermediate. (203) 630-9295

Painting & Wallpapering

Cleaning Services

Electrical Services DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Collectibles, Jewelry & Silver. China, Glass, Military, Musical. Anything old & unusual. Single item to an estate. 203-235-8431

Junk Removal


SNOWPLOWING 10% OFF IF YOU Mention This Ad Snowplowing Winter Yard Clean-Ups Brush, Branches, Leaves, Storm Damage **JUNK REMOVAL** Appl’s, Furniture, Junk, Debris, etc WE CAN REMOVE ANYTHING Entire house to 1 item removed! FREE ESTIMATES Sr. Citizen Discount LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

SIDING, ROOFING, Windows, Decks, Sunrooms, Additions. CT Reg. #516790 203-237-0350

Snow Plowing CPI SNOW Cleanups including roofs & surroundings, driveways. Comm & resid. Call 203 634-6550; 203 494-2171 DRIVEWAYS, Sidewalks. Best Reasonabe, Prompt Service. Odd Jobs. Alan 203 630-3819 Extreme Landscaping. Roofs Driveways, sidewalks. Com/ Res. Affordable rates. 24hrs. Ins. Free est. 203-600-4500 Salt $130 Per Yard. Sand/Salt 7:2 DOT Mix, $65 per yard, picked up. 100% Calcium Chloride Icemelt - Safest for concrete! $18.00 per 50 lb bag. Pallet prices available 24/7. 203 238-9846 SNOW Removal from roof. Lic/ ins. Reputable Wlfd roofing contractor. Hire prof for happy ending. Dan 203-265-4674

Roofing, Siding, Windows & More. Free Est. Fully Insured Reg #604200 Member BBB Call 860-645-8899

TOO MUCH SNOW? Snowplow Service Bobcat Service One Call Does It All! (203) 314-8287

Tree Services Roofing, Siding, WindoWS, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634

Gary Wodatch LLC TREE REMOVAL All calls returned. CT#620397 Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 Cell 860-558-5430

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