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The Cheshire Citizen — Thursday, March 21, 2013

A trip to remember for Latin club

For many it was a once in a lifetime opportunity when Cheshire High School Latin teacher Virginia Swan arranged a whirlwind trip over February break. She along with 10 Latin students headed abroad for destinations that included: Venice, Rome, Naples. Pompeii, the Isle of Capri and Florence. “The pace was hectic,” Swan said. “But you want the kids to see and do as much as possible, with the hope they will come back and see it again at their own pace.” Those on the trip included

CHS seniors: Saparja Nag, Olivia Druckrey, Emilia DePalma and Meredith Bryden; and sophomores: Alicia Gray, Katherine Wang, Cullen Clairmont, Charles Biddiscombe, and Ruth Sussman. Leah King, a sophomore from another school also went, as did the mother and younger brother of Olivia Druckrey. Highlights of the trip featured climbing the 300-plus steps to the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica, and exploring the catacombs, underground burial tombs, in Rome. At Capri, students took a boat ride on the azure waters to see offshore grottoes. The

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Comic, cartoon museum in Cheshire evokes playful memories

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Tour guide Benjamin George stands next to the Batman display at the Barker Character Comic and Cartoon Museum in Cheshire. By Eve Britton The Cheshire Citizen The converted barn is packed, floor to ceiling with colorful toys, games, dolls, lunchboxes, figurines, posters, movie props, and more.

Every nook and cranny at the Barker Character Comic and Cartoon Museum on Highland Avenue holds a piece of toy history, from two 1873 tiny, movable, cast iron elephants, to current Harry Potter and Twilight memorabilia.

Music from TV shows of past years plays from a small CD player at the entrance to the museum, where people first enter the dimly lit barn. The lights are actually being dimmed by Beanie Babies hanging from the ceilings. Museum Curator Judy Furst said the museum gets about 10,000 visitors annually. “Some people make this an annual trip,” she said. “Though we’re crammed with stuff, we’re still buying and rotate the collections periodically.” Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under, and free for those 2 and younger. “It’s a very inexpensive attraction,” she said. “It’s something designed specifically for families.” “It’s awesome,” said Megan Matto, of Stratford, who brought her children to the museum recently. “It’s really neat jogging my memory.” Furst said that is a common reaction. “People love seeing toys they’ve forgotten about,” she said. “It stirs up memories you didn’t even know you had.” As she spoke, local resident Ron Gagliard, a museum See Cartoon, page 17


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Little comment, small turnout for town budget proposal By Eve Britton The Cheshire Citizen Town councilors had little to say about the proposed budget as it was presented to them March 13, at the first public budget hearing, which was attended by two members of the public. “What we face is a challenge,” sighed Chairman Tim Slocum, as Town Manager Michael Milone and Finance Director James Jaskot began their presentation. Milone and Jaskot explained how expenses, key costs, revenues, the tax rate, fund balance policy and reserves figured into the proposed plan. The 2013-14 budget, as presented, would raise taxes by 3.93 percent, a jump nearly four times as much as last


year’s 1.02 percent increase. In the past four years, taxes have raised an average of 1.81 percent a year. Milone said there will be a significant loss in state aid from the PILOT program, in which the state makes payments in lieu of taxes for the state-owned prisons. Over the years, the funding has declined and is expected to fall about $4 million more this

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The Cheshire Citizen — Thursday, March 21, 2013

Building panel awaits go-ahead on locker room project By Eve Britton The Cheshire Citizen

The Town Council’s Public Building Commission decided last week to work with the blueprints already purchased by the Board of Education in rebuilding the controversial Cheshire High School boys’ locker room. “We paid for the drawings and we have to take that into consideration,” said Commissioner Art Crocker. That is, if the Town Council formally decides tonight, to turn the project over to the commission.

The Town Council was set to make a decision at its last meeting, but not enough councilors were present to take action. The matter was on the agenda for the March 11 council meeting. Commissioners made it clear Monday that because of additional planning, there is no way the project will be completed this summer, as had been planned. “This project can’t move forward. I don’t feel anything is clarified yet,” said commission Chairman Mark Nash. “They (the Town Council) will want to get this thing

fast-tracked, but it isn’t going this summer.” The three other commission members agreed that because the project is still in the design phase, there would be no way to get the locker room completed by the beginning of the coming school year. “It’s frustrating that we’re back to square one with this,” said Vincent Masciana, school district director of management services. “But they’re cleaned every night, sanitized ... we’ll make it through another year.” A total of $500,000 in funding for the project was approved by the council four years ago. The 25-year-old lockers serve 15 sports teams. Officials describe some of the lockers as unusable and point out that the showers are dilapidated and have poor ventilation because the room was formerly a wood shop. School officials had presented the Town Council with a $2 million alternative plan to build a field house, handicapped-accessible, freestanding boys’ and girls’ locker rooms, handicapped-accessible public bathrooms, storage facilities for athletic equipment, drama and graduation supplies, a press box, and expanded concession stand.

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Police contract may go to arbitration By Eve Britton The Cheshire Citizen

lican Andrew Falvey abstained. The pension issue “was significant,” Zullo said. “Most of the other things were settled. We had a good, open dialogue throughout the negotiations.” Other issues included reorganizations in shift schedules, changes in command (from five lieutenants to three), contracts and medical plans, Zullo said.

“I’m a little bit disappointed,” said Police Chief Neil Dryfe. “I thought we had something agreeable to both sides.” Dryfe added that police will continue their duties until a resolution is found. “The members of the department will still do their jobs. It’s not like anarchy will reign,” he said.

Ruocco said he voted against ratifying the contract specifically because of the pension issue. “We just can’t afford it. Somebody retires with enhanced benefits? That’s nuts,” he said. “I don’t get it. Based on the state of the economy, the state of pension

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make $44,473 under the old contract. A lieutenant, also under the old contract, makes $75,519, according to Louis Zullo, the town’s personnel director. Voting against ratification were Republicans Sylvia Nichols, James Sima, Tim Slocum, David Schrumm and Tom Ruocco. Democrats Patti Flynn-Harris and Peter Talbot voted for it, while Democrat Michael Ecke and Repub-


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The Cheshire Citizen — Thursday, March 21, 2013 should have seen it coming. “The handwriting was on the wall,” Keeley said. “You could have foreseen this coming for years now. It’s unfortunate because they could do things.” Milone responded that

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Robotics club has good run at NYC meet By Joy VanderLek The Cheshire Citizen

It was by far Cheshire High School’s best showing for its robotics team, the MechaRams No. 999. Coming off the NYC FIRST Regional Competition, held March 7 through 9 at the Javits Center in New York City, advisor and Cheshire High School teacher Jeff Goodin said,

“We had what can be only classified as great success.” The mission of FIRST Robotics is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster wellrounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.



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Continued from page 8 amazing accomplishment and a first for our team,” Goodin said. Students worked together well even when the robot became increasingly compromised as the matches went on. In Saturday’s competition, the team fared well overall, ending the day in a position the team has never seen in any regional in its 12-year history, 13th place. CIDRA engineer and mentor Tino Goncalves said, “The prospects are clear and Submitted photo the possibilities are unlimited for the MechaRams.” Co-captain of Team No. 999 Competition Arena at JavBella Guo was thrilled by the its Center as Team No. whole experience. “FIRST ro- 999 competes in a match. botics is all about inspiration. For the past 10 years, we

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St. Peter’s Episcopal St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 59 Main St., has scheduled the following Easter week services: March 24 - Palm Sunday. Services & Blessings of the Palms. 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. March 29 - Good Friday. Good Friday liturgy with Veneration of the Cross at noon; Taize service at 7 p.m. March 30 - Great Vigil Saturday, 7 p.m. March 31 - East Sunday. Holy Eucharist, 8:15 a.m.; Easter music by the choir, 10 a.m.; Family Eucharist, 10:30 a.m.; Easter egg hunt, 11:30 a.m. for children in grades 4 and younger.

Church of the Epiphany Church of the Epiphany, 1750 Huckins Rd., has planned the following Lenten schedule: Monday confessions, March 25, from 6 to 7 p.m. Stations of the Cross, March 22 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (203) 272-4355 or visit

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St. Bridget St. Bridget Parish and School has scheduled Friday evening Lenten Suppers from 5 to 7 p.m. through April 22 in the school dining hall, 171 Main St. Meal includes homemade Pasta Fagioli, soup of the week, ziti, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. A fee is charged. Proceeds benefit St. Bridget School. All are welcome to join us for an enjoyable evening of good food and friendship.

Cheshire United Methodist Church, 205 Academy Road, Sunday – 10:45 a.m. service; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. (203) 272-4626. Christ Community Church, 120 Main St., Sunday – 10:15 a.m. service; Sunday school, 9 a.m.; AWANA Wednesday, 6:15 p.m. (203) 272-6344. Church of the Epiphany, 1750 Huckins Rd., Mass scheduled for Sunday through Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 a.m.; Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and Saturday, 4 p.m. Vigil. (203) 272 - 4355. Congregation Kol Ami, 1484 Highland Ave., Wednesday, 6 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m.; Friday, 7:30 p.m. Shabbat service; Saturday, 10 a.m. service with Torah Study at 9 a.m. (203) 272-1006. Cornerstone Church, 1146 Waterbury Rd., Sunday services 9 and 10:45 a.m.; Youth Sunday 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays: Alpha 6:30 p.m. and Grapple 7 p.m. (203) 272-

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Cheshire’s First Congregational Church has scheduled a six-week Bereavement Support Group for anyone struggling with the loss of a loved one. The group offers a safe, confidential, quiet, peaceful place to share the burdens of loss with one another. It is sometimes in the sharing of the pain that some healing can begin.

The group is scheduled to meet at the church, on the Green in the center of Cheshire, on six consecutive Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. beginning tonight. The group is facilitated by trained, confidential Stephen Ministers, following the book series “Journeying Through Grief ” by Kenneth C. Haugk. Join us if you are grieving, no matter how recent or distant the loss. For more information, call (203) 271-1377.


Temple Beth David, 3 Main Street, has scheduled the following: Traditional Torah Study at Temple Beth David. Join Rabbi Josh Whinston for Torah Study on March 23 and March 30 at 9 a.m. (and every fourth Saturday of each month) to delve into that week’s parsha. Passover Preschool Story Time and Social Hour with Temple Beth David. Sunday, March 24, 11a.m. to noon at Doolittle Elementary School, 735 Cornwall Ave. Join us to sing songs with Rabbi Josh, enjoy an unleavened snack, and create a Passover craft. Appropriate for children birth to 5, accompanied by a parent or other caregiver. Community participation is encouraged for this free event, bring a friend. Pre-registration is recommended. For more information, call at (203) 2720037 or Elyse Krantz at (860) 736-0211. Coffee, Conversation & Current Events. Join Rabbi Josh Whinston for an informal discussion about current events that shape our world on Thursday, March 28, at 11:45 a.m. at Temple Beth David. Old Rabbis Telling Jokes (That is, talking about God). Join Rabbi Josh Whinston on Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. from April 3 to April 17 at Temple Beth David to discover how sages wrote about and conceived of God. Explore ways to incorporate our ancient texts into personal theology. Shabbat morning services at Temple Beth David. Join Rabbi Josh Whinston for Shabbat morning services on Saturday, April 6, at 9 a.m. (and the first Saturday of each month). Temple Beth David Brotherhood invites the community to a lecture on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Sunday, April 7, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Come for breakfast and hear TBD’s Civil War expert, Dr. Bruce

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for Saturday, March 23, at 9 a.m. The public is welcome. Bring a bowl and mixing spoons, all other ingredients will be supplied. All baked goods will be offered for sale after mass on March 23 and Friday 24. For more information, call (203) 271-3361. The Wiz - The Cheshire The Wiz - The Cheshire High School has scheduled a High School has scheduled a production of The Wiz for production of The Wiz for Friday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at 7:30 in the school auditorium. p.m. in the school auditoriTickets are available at the um. Tickets are available at door or online at the door or online at

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Easter egg hunt - The 63rd annual Cheshire Town Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, at noon, at Cheshire Park on Highland Avenue. All children, age 2 through 12, are invited to participate. The event is run by the Cheshire Lions Club in cooperation with the Cheshire Parks and Recreation Department. In the event of inclement weather, the hunt will be rescheduled for the same time on Saturday, March 30. Cookie workshop - St. Bridget’s Ladies Guild has scheduled its annual Anginette Cookie Workshop



Historical Society - The Cheshire Historical Society, 43 Church Drive, has scheduled the Connecticut’s Irish Regiment, The Ninth Regiment C.V. for Monday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. Robert

Faith Continued from page 15 St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 59 Main St., Sunday – 8:15 a.m. Rite I; 10:30 a.m. Rite 2. (203) 272-4041. St. Thomas Becket Catholic Church, 435 No. Brooksvale Rd., Masses: Vigil

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Exhibition - Elim Park of Cheshire has scheduled a one day exhibition for Wednesday, March 27, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. The event is intended for residents to display their hobbies, collections, art work and things of interest including photographers, artists, intarsia, card making, genealogy, Japanese and Swedish cultural items, miniatures, antique quilts, recyclable rockpettes, and more. The public is welcome. For more information, call (203) 272-3547, ext. 143.

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Cheshire High progressing on ADA, Title IX issues By Eve Britton The Cheshire Citizen Most of Cheshire High School doorknobs are now levers. The softball field now has a dugout (just like the baseball field), and student handbooks are now updated with information required under state standards. But, the school still has many summers of work left

Cartoon Continued from page 3 docent, came in to donate a vintage Barbie airplane that his 8-year-old granddaughter had outgrown. “I’m glad it has a new home,” he said, showing the plane to Furst. The museum was opened in 1997 by Cheshire residents, Herb and Gloria Barker, who had been collecting old toys and animation art for many years. Their first museum was opened in West Hartford in the 1980s, but they wanted one in their hometown. The Barkers opened an art museum in the old farmhouse next door in 1995. It features animation cells, original paintings, baseballs autographed by Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio, lithographs and other memorabilia, all for sale. The prices range from $24.95 for framed lithographs to $8,000 for an autographed Charles Fazzino piece of 3-D artwork. The West Hartford Museum is now closed, but the Barkers have another art gallery in Florida, where they now live. Many of the first items they collected came from tag

before it is fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title IX requirements. The Americans with Disabilities Act requires schools and other facilities open to the public, to provide the same access to services for people with disabilities as they do for able-bodied people. Title IX requires that in sales, including one of their first purchases, an original Mickey Mouse animation drawing that they bought for 10 cents. One of the rarest items in the museum is a tube of 1934 Mickey Mouse toothpaste, according to tour guide Benjamin George of New Haven. The tube is made of toxic lead and was recalled, “I don’t think even Disney has one,” he added. The museum doesn’t just have firsts and lasts of items, it has everything in between, most items kept delicately in well-maintained glass cases. “These are all the toys I lost in a move,” George said, as he looked forlornly at the display of Pee Wee’s Playhouse items, located in the bottom of one of the cases. “Lots of people say that they lost their toys in moves.” And, if they look hard enough, they can probably find most of them in the museum. Contact Eve Britton at or follow her on Twitter: EveBritton.

schools, girls sports and facilities be of equal quantity and quality, respectively, to sports offered to boys. “The best way to say it is we expect for corrections to be addressed in a reasonable timeframe,” said Adrian Wood, compliance officer for the state Department of Education compliance officer. “And, in general, that’s sooner, rather than later.” He said a reasonable time frame is relative, dependent upon what is considered to be a major capital improvement project and how much funding is involved in completing the project. Wood said Cheshire High School has been “proactive” in terms of getting ADA projects completed and is on par with other schools regarding its work timeline. This summer, school district officials plan to tackle the library, changing out carpet, removing asbestos and moving the book stacks so that the aisles between them are wider, said Vincent Masciana, director of management services for the

Cheshire schools. This summer, the school system had also planned to rebuild the boys’ locker room, but that work is being tabled by the Town Council, which says it needs more information. Masciana said he will meet with Principal Jeff Solan in early spring to discuss what items may be moved up on the list, depending on what the operating budget can handle. The Town Council Building Committee’s chairman, Mark Nash, said he thinks complying with ADA and Title IX regulations should be among the top priorities for Cheshire High School. “That to me, is something we really need to focus on, not that you have a choice anymore,” “But that’s where the forward thinking really comes into play.” He added that in making upgrades and repairs to the school, officials should be looking at longevity. “We need to look at 30-year life cycles,” he said. “That’s the highest and best use of the funds.”

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Sandy Hook workers’ fund signed into law State Sen. Dante Bartolomeo, along with a bi-partisan group of legislators, joined Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, March 12 when he signed legislation into law establishing a special fund to assist individuals who suffered psychological trauma as a result of their work related to the Dec. 14, 2012 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. Lawmakers in both houses of the General Assembly cast a unanimous vote to approve the legislation. Bartolomeo, who is chair for the Select Committee on Children, represents Cheshire, Meriden, Middlefield and Middletown. Also in attendance at the signing were Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra and Newtown police Captain Joe Rios. The Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Fund will be funded through private donations and provide support to volunteer and professional workers, including first responders, school employees, and others, who are suffering from mental health issues as a result of the tragedy. Traditional workers compensation does not currently cover most workers for exclusively mental injuries. “While almost three months have passed, the anguish of that day is still raw for many. The creation of this fund will allow first responders, school employees, and other professionals and volunteers who so bravely responded to this horrific event to receive the support they deserve,” Malloy said. Senate Minority Leader John McKinney (R-Fairfield), whose district includes Newtown, was at the signing. He said “One of the most important things we can do as a community and a legislature in response to the Sandy Hook tragedy is provide our neighbors – many of whom have witnessed unimaginable horror and violence – the resources they need to heal. This fund is an important step in that direction. I’m grateful for the generous support of the many civic-minded Connecticut-based organizations and private citizens who have helped make it possible.” (Information provided by state Sen. Dante Bartolomeo’s office and Gov. Dannel Malloy’s office.)

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Senior Calendar Monday, March 25 Sweatin’ to the Oldies exercise, 9:15 a.m.; Cheshire Garden Club board meeting, 9:30 a.m.; Get Fit Class, 10:15 a.m.; Arthritis class, 11:30 a.m.; Lunch 11:30 a.m. and a movie, 1:30 p.m.; Knit and crochet class, 12:30 p.m.; Poker, 1 p.m.; Tai-Chi Advanced Class, 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 Crafty Ladies, 9 a.m.; Zumba Gold, 9:30 a.m.; 9 to 5 Cards, 10 a.m.; Moderate exercise, 10:15 a.m.; Yolartis class, 10:30 a.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m.; Blood pressure, 1 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; Poker, 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 Reiki sessions, 9 a.m. to noon (by apt. only); Busy

Bees, 10 a.m.; Caregivers support group, 10 a.m.; Chair Yoga, 10 a.m.; Nickel, Nickel, 1 p.m.; Poker, 1 p.m.; Senior Club, 1 p.m. Thursday, March 28 Town Hall Accessory representative, 9 a.m. to noon; Advanced line dance, 9:30 a.m.; Team Wii, 9:30 a.m.; Women’s Club board meeting, 10 a.m.; Moderate exercise, 10:15 a.m.; Beginner line dance, 10:30 a.m.; Pilates, 11 a.m.; Scrabble, 12:30 p.m.; Monthly dance party, 1 p.m.; Poker, 1 p.m.; Texas Hold ‘em, 1 p.m.; Writing Seniors. 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 29 Senior Center closed in observance of Good Friday.

Senior Calendar Lunch reservations must be made 48 hours in advance by calling (203) 272-0047. A donation is requested. Monday, March 25: No elderly nutrition lunch. Tuesday, March 26: Pasta fajioli, chicken Caesar salad, garlic breadstick, Jell-O. Wednesday, March 27: Meatloaf, mashed potato,

grilled squash, wheat dinner roll, orange juice, marble cake. Thursday, March 28: Turkey with gravy, stuffing, bean blend, cranberry sauce, Pumpernickel dinner roll, cake. Friday, March 29: Senior Center closed in observance of Good Friday.

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

Happenings Lunch and a Movie - Monday, March 25. Lunch at 11:45 a.m.; movie at 12:30 p.m. A fee is charged for lunch. Sign up by March 19. Movie is Poncho Barnes starts. Cooking with Chef Craig - Wednesday, March 27, at 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required at (203) 272-8286. Vinnie Carr Monthly Dance Party- Thursday, March 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. Bring a non-perishable food item (including paper products and cleaning supplies) to help the Food Pantry. Music provided by Vinnie Carr.

Hula Hoops to High Fashions: G. Fox in the 1950s - Thursday, April 11, at 1 p.m. Presented by Elizabeth Abbe of the Connecticut Historical Society, the program recalls the departments of the G. Fox department store and Beatrice Fox Auerbach. CarFit - Tuesday, April 9, 12:30 to 3 p.m. CarFit is an educational program that offers seniors the opportunity to check how well their vehicle “fit” them. An occupational therapy technician from Quinnipiac University will guide drivers through a 12-point checklist. This is not an on the road driving program. For more information, call (203) 272-8286.


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State’s social services offers new online access

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced the launch of a new, user-friendly webbased service for the state’s Department of Social Services that gives the agency’s 750,000 clients the ability to check on the status of their benefits online and provides members of the general public with a pre-screening tool to learn about which services they may be eligible for. The service, which can be found online by visiting, marks the first step of the department’s wide-ranging “ConneCT” modernization initiative, designed to bring 21st

Century technology to an agency working to keep up with record demand for food and medical assistance. “While today’s launch of this new web service is just the first step, it’s one of several important upgrades the department will be undertaking in this crucial modernization process,” Malloy said. “If we are going to streamline services and reduce costs, we must bring the tools DSS uses to ensure that our elderly, children, families and adults receive adequate services into the 21st Century.” With the new online serv-

ice, Connecticut joins many other states in offering clients the ability to set up online accounts to check the status of benefits, much like banks, stores and credit card companies provide. Dubbed “MyAccount,” the feature allows DSS clients the ability to track a variety of information, including SNAP (food stamps), HUSKY/Medicaid and other benefit information. Data is stored securely and can be accessed by computer or smartphone at any time. “This series of technological improvements will gradually change the service

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the ancient Mediterranean world, as the rest were melted down over the years.” Cullen Clairmont soaked up the cultured and thoroughly enjoyed his time on the trip. The “atmosphere of the trip was very comfortable, even in a city as vast as Rome,” he said. Clairmont explained that to see what they learned in class was “impactful.” This included the sculpture of Bernini, which was mystifying in its great detail, he said. Going to a different continent was an incredible experience for Charles Biddiscombe. His favorite places were Venice and Florence and he will remember the

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the first day in Rome when the group went to the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and Spanish steps. “It was so beautiful and I can’t wait to go back to Rome,” Gray said.

landscape at DSS for the benefit of Connecticut residents, the agency’s dedicated staff, and taxpayers in general,” Malloy said. “We are literally taking an agency from obsolescence in terms of overwhelmed phones and laborious paper processing into the modern age of business systems. The online services are just the start.” “In addition to helping families and individuals across the state, this customer service measure will free our hard-pressed staff from fielding many of the routine requests for information that detract from actual casework,” Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby said. “This will help improve overall efficiency and reduce the frustration levels of clients who have difficulty getting through on the phone.” Also available at is the new “Am I Eligible?” interactive pre-screening tool, which provides visitors with a list of services for which they may be eligible to receive after having had submitted confidential answers to a series of questions about their household. The pre-screening takes about 15 minutes to complete. Over the next year, DSS is preparing to launch additional “ConneCT” features, including a statewide, tollfree interactive voice-re-

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sponse phone system for clients; streamlined document imaging and management; modernized service centers; and online application processing. The agency also is working with the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange on medical assistance coordination under the Affordable Care Act. In the long-run, a new eligibility management system is on the drawing board to replace DSS’s outmoded 1980svintage system, with the expected infusion of 90 percent federal funding. Malloy and Bremby urged DSS clients with internet access at home, at the library, or other public site to try the “MyAccount” feature at A link to the service can also be found by visiting the main DSS website at “Clients who go online to set up benefit accounts will find a wealth of information at their fingertips,” Bremby said. “It will save you time, and it will help our staff focus on the critical work of processing applications and renewals.” (Information provided from the office of Gov. Dannel Malloy.)

Government Meetings Thursday, March 21 Board of Education, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 25 Energy Commission, 7 p.m. Planning & Zoning, 7:30 p.m. Youth Services Committee, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 Water Pollution Control Authority/Flood and Erosion Control, 7:30 p.m.


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Hearing continued on Franciscans’ chapel


Too much technology can be a distraction By Kyle Swartz Handheld technology in school offers much for students and staff both. But there is a downside in this increasingly common practice. At a certain point, kids can become so distracted with computerized devices that they lose attention of teachers, and lessons at hand. Area academic districts have rightly begun implementation of various programs which permit youths to bring iPads, laptops and/or smartphones into classrooms. Computer technology has thoroughly proliferated in everyday life in recent years. Its beneficial inclusion in schools is only natural. Positives are numerous. Carrying electronic tablets that seemingly contain a library’s worth of written works, kids no longer have to lug around bulky textbooks. For teachers who can weave tech into curriculum, handson learning possibilities with these devices are practically endless. In math class, pupils can calculate logarithms and graphs on an iPad’s calculator function, and then next period in art can finger-paint on the touchscreen. All of information is now but several keyboard clicks away. But abundant capabilities of digital devices also cause their problems in schools. Any teacher is familiar with this next scenario. Presenting a subject to pupils, they recognize some kids as clearly not

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taking a gamble and that’s going to cost the town about $20,000. We could lose what we’ve already negotiated. We’re taking an unnecessary chance.” “At this point, the union has no comment,” said spokesman James Fasano. “But regardless of what happens, we care about our community and we will continue to come in and do our jobs every day.” Contact Eve Britton at

A hearing on the replacement of the Franciscan Life Center’s small chapel with a much larger one has been continued by the Planning and Zoning Commission, so that the sisters may address neighbors’ concerns about parking and increased activity, according to Town Planner Bill Voelker. The nuns at the center want to replace the 800square-foot chapel, at 267 Finch Ave., with a 6,048square-foot chapel because the current chapel is too small for all the nuns and staff to attend services, according to Sister Suzanne Gross, administrator of Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care. Gross attended a March 11 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

The larger chapel would incorporate the smaller chapel and be used more as a meeting room, Gross said. It would cost roughly $1 million to build, she said. The current chapel has been around since the 1980s. The first chapel burned in 1987, when the adjoining residence hall for the nuns caught fire. It was rebuilt in 1988. The current chapel seats 48 and the private services are held at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. “It was never intended to be a public chapel, and right now it’s too small for us,” Gross said. The added structure would serve as the new chapel and would seat 55 to 60 people. Services would still be private, she said. While most of the campus is on the Meriden side of Finch Avenue, the chapel and

adjoining residence are on the Cheshire side. “We hope the public sees this is a positive and whatever we do, we’ll keep the neighborhood well cared for,” Gross said. The Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist campus was founded at the site in 1974. The campus was expanded in 1995, and now offers services ranging from counseling and adoption services to home care and hospice care, as well as camps for young people, education programs and ministry services. The nuns provide services to more than 1,500 people and families monthly. The public hearing will be continued at the April meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission, Voelker said. Contact Eve Britton at

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following along, because these students are engaged with smartphone texting or browsing Twitter on an iPad. Even students who attempt to multitask with handheld technology during class do not give learning their full attention and miss out. Important, then, is for teachers to direct technology usage in classrooms based on personal preferences. There should be parts of lessons in which instructors talk to students and students talk back. Engaging, mentally stimulating discussions become dampened when pupils are preoccupied with digital hardware. Of course, in many instances, youths have been losing focus in schools for as long as education institutions have operated. Instructors are correct to think, however, that iPhones present greater opportunity for attention diversion than an open classroom window. What amount of handheld devices is appropriate for any given day is a matter of teacher discretion. During school there’s a time for tech. But there also arise numerous occasions when staff and students gain by putting away these devices and commence engaging one another academically without digital distraction. Kyle Swartz is editor of The North Haven Citizen and an editorial associate at the Record-Journal, Meriden.

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Plenty of drama on championship weekend

Girls basketball Class LL Mercy 54, Lauralton Hall 53: Mercy of Middletown spent the final 3.8 seconds of Saturday’s CIAC Class LL final going from, “not again”, to, “are you kidding me?” Maria Weselyj made a 3pointer at the buzzer to give the top-seeded Tigers an improbable 54-53 win over No. 2 Lauralton Hall of Milford at Mohegan Sun Arena. It looked like Mercy was about to lose its fourth straight final after Michelle DeSantis made a layup with 3.8 seconds left in the game to give the Crusaders a 53-51 lead. The play was made possible by Maggie Salandra’s steal with 20 seconds remaining. Mercy called two timeouts to set up a play. Sheena Landy threw the inbounds pass from the baseline across halfcourt. The Tigers’ Cassandra Santoro somehow caught the Hail Mary in traffic and passed the ball to her right to an open Weselyj. Weselyj, who shot 3-of-9 from the field, got her 3pointer off just in the nick of time. Jordyn Nappi scored 13 for the Tigers (25-2) while Landy had 12 points and six rebounds. Maura Fitzpatrick added 11 points. Carly Fabbri scored a game-high 20 with three steals for the Crusaders (24-2) and Olivia Levey had 13 points and six rebounds. DeSantis scored 11. Class L Farmington 49, Bacon Academy 44: Sophie Borg and Brittany Belisle each finished with 11 points as No. 10 Farmington stunned topseeded Bacon Academy 49-44 to win the Class L state championship Saturday at the Mohegan Sun Arena. It is the first state championship in school history for the Indians (22-5), who led

virtually the entire way, going up by as many 12 points in the second quarter. Bacon Academy (24-3) was the defending champion. Taylor McLaughlin had a game-high 25 points and 12 rebounds for the Bobcats. Class M Cromwell 42, Notre Dame 28: Cromwell senior Lindsay Langenauer wasn’t going to end her high school career wondering, “what if ?” The Panthers struggled to shoot all throughout Friday’s CIAC Class M final, so Lindsay Langenauer helped smooth over the rough edges. She had a game-high 18 points and three blocks along with 11 rebounds as top-seeded Cromwell beat No. 2 Notre Dame of Fairfield, 42-28, to win its first state title and finish unbeaten at Mohegan Sun Arena. Cromwell (28-0) is the first girls’ team to finish unbeaten since Holy Cross of Waterbury did so in 2007. Junior Janelle Harrison had 13 points and a gamehigh 16 rebounds for the Panthers. Senior Kelly Flanigan added nine points, seven rebounds and three assists. Jovan Kingwood had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Lancers (23-5). Class S Capital Prep 84, Thomaston 55: Kiah Gillespie and her Capital Prep of Hartford teammates remembered the terrible feeling of they experienced losing in last season’s CIAC Class S final. The Trailblazers made sure that they never gave Thomaston a chance in Saturday’s final. They blitzed the Golden Bears early and won, 84-55, in the Class S final at Mohegan Sun Arena. It was the first state title for top-seeded Capital (25-2). Its only losses were out-ofstate. Gillespie had 22 points and 14 rebounds for the Trailblazers while Desiree Elmore added 13 points, 11 rebounds and four assists. Shaquana Edwards added

18 points for Prep and Taylor Williams scored 11. Abigail Hurlbert had 28 points, 10 rebounds and four steals for No. 3 Thomaston (23-3).

Boys basketball Class LL Hillhouse 52, Fairfield Prep 42: Hillhouse of New Haven had already beaten Fairfield Prep twice prior to Saturday’s CIAC Class LL final. The third time was the charm — junior Raiquan Clark had a game-high 26 points with 12 rebounds as the No. 2 Academics beat topseeded Fairfield Prep, 52-42, to win a state-record 22nd CIAC title at Mohegan Sun Arena. Hillhouse (26-1) was the No. 1 team in the New Haven Register Top 10 media poll prior to the state tournament and will finish with that ranking. Prep was No. 2. Chaise Daniels had 10 points and seven rebounds for Hillhouse. Bobby Bynum Jr. added six points, five rebounds and five steals. Paschal Chukwu had 12 points, 16 rebounds and six blocks for the Jesuits (24-3) while Tim Butaia added 14 points and nine rebounds. Class L Woodstock Academy 52, Trinity Catholic 49: It would be understandable before this season if people didn’t put Woodstock Academy and state basketball contender in the same sentence. The Centaurs have rarely been a factor in the Eastern Connecticut Conference, let alone in a state tournament. But in the season opener back in December, they served notice by beating New London. And Woodstock Academy rarely stumbled since. The Centaurs’ capped its dream season with its first

state championship, upsetting top-ranked Trinity Catholic 52-49 for the Class L title at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Ian Converse had a gamehigh 23 points along with 11 rebounds, for the Centaurs (25-3). He hit two free throws with 5.7 seconds left to put the Centaurs up by the final margin. After Schradac Casimir’s deep 3-point shot missed the mark for Trinity Catholic, the on-court celebration began. Trinity Catholic, which was seeking its seventh state championship, finished at 253. Converse was the only player in double figures for the Centaurs. Sullivan Gard-

ner had a game-high 14 rebounds for Woodstock Academy. Tremaine Fraser led three Crusaders in double figures with 17 points. Fraser and Brandon Wheeler combined for 21 rebounds, but the Crusaders struggled mightily against Woodstock’s 1-3-1 zone, shooting just 33.3 percent from the floor. Class M Valley Regional 52, Weston 45: Chris Polo isn’t asked to be one of the primary scoring threats on the Valley Regional of Deep River boys’ basketball team. Polo sure picked his spots well during Friday’s CIAC

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Class M championship. The senior scored all 12 of his points in the second half and added a game-high 15 rebounds as the fifth-seeded Warriors beat No. 23 Weston Friday, 52-45, to win the their second state title in three seasons before 3,874 at Mohegan Sun Arena. Chris Connor had 12 points and eight rebounds and Chris Jean-Pierre added 10 points for the Warriors (262). Senior Charlie DiPasquale had a game-high 24 points and junior Ashler Lee-Tyson scored 11 for the Trojans (1412). They began the tournament with a losing record, but knocked out three higher

seeds to get to the final. Class S Granby 83, Weaver 81: Brent Buser finished with 23 points and Michael Noyes added 19 points to lead No. 3 seed Granby to its first Class S state championship Saturday 83-81 over Weaver in double overtime at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Buser, who transferred in from Queens, N.Y. in the offseason, hit the tying 3-point shot with 3.4 seconds left to send the game into overtime for Granby (23-4). Buser also made a big steal and was fouled with 16.2 seconds left in overtime. He made the first free throw to put the Bears up 83-81. Chris Burt, who led Weaver with 23 points, had the ball bounce off his foot and go out of bounds for


Weaver with 3.4 seconds left in the double overtime. No. 25 seed Weaver (12-13) led by as many as 21 (40-19) early in the third quarter and by 20 (51-31) with 2:57 left in the third quarter.

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The Cheshire fencing team (boys varsity epee) took first place at the Connecticut team championship tournament. The champs are pictured. Kneeling: Coach John Minardi. Standing: Coach Jim Poling, Joe Noel, Michael Milici, Tyler Gavitt, Jon Rasimus, Blake Wetmore and Coach Pete Aldino. The Cheshire fencing team is happy to welcome novice members in grades seven through 12. Equipment is available to borrow. For more information, contact Coach Poling at


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Hawks take on Whalers

Submitted by Sarah Fernicola

The Wallingford Hawks Squirt B team beat the Whalers 7-2 for the State of Connecticut Norris Division Squirt State Championship recently. Team members from Cheshire include Michael Donato, Michael Fernicola, Thor Novicelli and Cullen Wiley.

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Cheshire Youth Services is looking for third grade students to participate in the Student Math Mastery Club. This program partners third graders with high school students to work together to master some basic math skills and improve confidence in a fun environment. The program is scheduled for Saturdays, from 12:30 until 2 p.m., April 6 through May 18. This program offers 15 openings; a fee is charged. For more information, contact Cheshire Youth Services at (203) 271-6690, email Lauren at lblackwell@ or Sadie at by Friday, March 22.

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Continued from page 24 (17-4-2) has put together an impressive defensive display in the biggest game of the season. Last March, Newington/Berlin stopped an equally dynamic offense in Northwest Catholic to claim its first state title. But on Saturday, the co-op, which added Manchester during the off-season, was even better. O’Leary made 16 saves and his defense did a great job of shutting down the Bolton/Coventry/Rockville offense, which was averaging 4.8 goals a game. After surviving a flurry of activity from Bolton/Coven-

School Briefs tact Cheshire Youth Services at (203) 271-6690, email Lauren at lblackwell@cheshire or Sadie at skreck@ by Friday, March 22.

Reading mentors Cheshire Youth Services is looking for high school students to become reading mentors for the Cheshire Youth Literacy Program. This program partners first grade students with high school students to share a joy of reading. The program is scheduled for Saturdays, April 6 through May 18, from 9:50 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. The program is a volunteer experience and volunteers receive community service hours. For more information, contact Cheshire Youth Services at (203) 271-6690, email Lauren at lblackwell@cheshirect .org or Sadie at skreck@ by Friday, March 22.


Boys swimming State Open Reaping State Open gold doesn’t get old for Greenwich High boys swim coach Terry Lowe. The Cardinals reclaimed their familiar perch after stumbling last season by outdistancing defending champion Fairfield Prep by 183 points Saturday afternoon at Yale’s Robert Kiphuth Pool. As far as swimmers go, Berlin’s Dan Klotz has seen his share of gold so he wanted to leave the scholastic arena more illustriously. Klotz became a two-time Open champion for the second straight season, but put his own stamp on the feat by shattering the state record in the 100-yard butterfly by nearly a half-second. Klotz touched in 49.34, breaking the mark (49.75) established by Dan Madwed of the Westhill/Stamford co-op

team in 2005. Earlier, Klotz cruised to victory in the 200yard freestyle in 1:40.31, eclipsing a personal standard set in the Class M meet a week ago. Greenwich has now won Open crowns in 30 of the 42 years the event has run, but recent events have shaken the throne. In addition to Prep winning last year, Pomperaug finished first in 2008 and 2010. Class L The four class state champion meets were held last week. Cheshire was 10th at the Class L meet, held at Wesleyan University in Middletown. The Rams were led by their freshmen. Karl Bishop was sixth in the 500 freestyle (4:55.19) and Mike Goodrich was seventh in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.85). Goodrich also teamed with fellow frosh Kyle Shadeck and juniors Brian Johnson and Patrick Morley as Cheshire finished eighth in the 200 medley relay (1:45.08).

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The Cheshire Women’s Club, celebrating its 120th anniversary, is planning to award a total of $5,000 in scholarships. The Josephine Banach Memorial Scholarship Award, in the memory of Josephine Banach, will be awarded to a Cheshire High School senior, who will be furthering his or her education in the education field. Two scholarships will be awarded to a Cheshire adult female who have decided to go back to school or to continue her education. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college, university, nursing, business, technical or vocational school and a resident of Cheshire. Past scholarship applicants may reapply. For more information and criteria, call Carleen Kenyon Scholarship Chairman at (860) 621-0003. The deadline for completed applications is March 31.

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Friends of the library March Movie Madness - Books that were made into movies are featured during the month of March. Hard cover books and paperbacks are still at a low price. The lobby book sale racks have a variety of fiction and nonfiction books for adults and children. New books are constantly added. All proceeds benefit the library’s programs and activities, including the museum passes.


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The Cheshire Citizen — Thursday, March 21, 2013 CONDOMINIUMS FOR RENT

MERIDEN. 2 BR, 1 1/2 baths, new carpet, new paint, garage with storage space, c/a, end unit, new appliances. $1175. (860) 620-9658 MERIDEN. Townhouse condo, 2 BR, 1 1/2 bath, kit, LR, east side, 1c gar, w/d hookup, hdwd flrs, fully remod, $925. 1 mo sec. 203-440-3317, 203-684-9744

APARTMENTS FOR RENT ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED GARY WODATCH Debris Removal Of Any Kind. Homeowners, Contractors. Quick, Courteous Svc. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723 Cell 860558-5430 GARY Wodatch Demolition Svs Sheds, pools, decks, garages. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

CARPENTRY REPAIRS & Replacement Large or Small, int/ext, stairs, railing, decks, entry, door, window, finish basement Complete home improvements. Work done by owner. 40+ yr exp. Free est. Ins. 203-238-1449 #578107



CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call - WE DO IT ALL! Free estimates. 203-631-1325

MIDSTATE ELECTRICAL SERVICES LLC Specializing in residential electrical work. Service upgrades, generators, recessed lighting & much more. Clean and professional work. Call for free est. 860-573-8995 CT lic 0195791

T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service


HOME DOCTOR LLC Small to Major Work. Outside, Inside, Plumbing, Remodeling, Roofing. Since 1949. Credit Cards Call 203-427-7259 Lic #635370 MGW HOME IMPROVEMENT Kitchens & Baths, Painting, Windows/Doors, Interior Remodeling, Gutters, Drywall, Decks/Porches & Basements Call MGW! CT #631942 203 886-8029


CHLOE’S Home Solutions LLC Quality products, prompt service, & excellent installation at fair prices. Roofing, Siding, Decks, Paint, Home Repairs & Remodels. Lic & Ins HIC #0631419 Credit Cards Accepted. Call (203) 631-2991



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203-237-0350 LANDSCAPING COMMERCIAL & Residential Mowing. Spring clean-ups. Complete grounds maintenance. Sr Discounts. 203 634-0211 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430

$1000 OFF SPRING ROOF CONTRACTS Free Roof Repair Kit To The First 50 Callers! (203) 284-0137 Reg #558927

C&M CONSTRUCTION *THE ROOFING SPECIALIST* 10% OFF 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488 CHLOE’S Home Solutions LLC Quality products, prompt service, & excellent installation at fair prices. Roofing, Siding, Decks, Paint, Home Repairs & Remodels. Lic & Ins HIC #0631419 Credit Cards Accepted Call (203) 631-2991

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Yard Clean-Ups Brush, Branches, Leaves STORM DAMAGE

**JUNK REMOVAL** MGW HOME IMPROVEMENT Kitchens & Baths, Painting, Windows/Doors, Interior Remodeling, Gutters, Drywall, Decks/Porches & Basements Call MGW! CT Reg #631942 203 886-8029

Appl’s, Furniture, Junk, Debris, etc WE CAN REMOVE ANYTHING Entire house to 1 item removed! FREE ESTIMATES*LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218


CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality- Kitchens/Bath Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415

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HOUSE CLEANING POLISH Ladies Will clean your house. Professional, friendly. Exc. refs. Aneta’s Cleaning 860-839-5339


JIMMY’S Masonry - Stone Walls, Steps, Walkways, Patios, Chimneys - All types. 28 yrs exp. Licensed, Ins’d. Call for free est. 860-274-4893 CT Reg# 604498

W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139

GUTTERS DON’T WORK IF THEY’RE DIRTY For gutter cleaning, Call Kevin at (203) 440-3279 Fully insured. CT Reg. #569127

ICE DAMAGE? Seamless Gutters. Gutter repairs. 100% no clog leaf guard system w/lifetime warranty. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

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

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

T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service


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CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-Kitchen/Bath Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415 Fully licensed/insured. Reg #HIC577319

FREE GUTTERS With every March/April Signing (203) 284-0137 Reg #558927

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

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Junk Removal No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-886-5110

On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. #569127 Call Kevin 203-440-3279

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GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 NEW England Tree Service LLC, fully licensed & insured. Top quality work, 24 hr storm service. Refs avail. Free est. CT Reg 0608736. Call (203) 699-TREE PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159. 203-272-4216


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MERIDEN - 3 BR, 1st FL. Stove & Refrigerator Hdwd floors. Clean, painted. Off-street parking. $925 + sec. 203-623-5033 MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large 2 BR Luxury Condo. Walk in Closet, & Laundry. No pets! $895 + utilities Call 203-245-9493

MERIDEN 1BR & 2 BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. 203- 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 1BR 2nd Flr Apt in Two-Family House, Quiet Dead End St. WD Hookup, Heat & HW included. $850/mo. Call 860-736-1169 or 860-502-5619 MERIDEN 1BR, 1st Floor 3 Rooms. Large Kitchen. Stove & Refrigerator. Garage Available. No Pets. References & Security Deposit. $580. 860-276-0552


MERIDEN 2 BR Apts Hubbard Park Central Air/Heat. 775 West Main St. $945-$995/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Niki 203 992-5605 or Chino 203 935-6224


ROOFS R US LLC. All types Roofing, Remodeling, Windows, Repairs, Siding. Since 1949. 100% financing, Credit Cards. Call 203-427-7259 Lic #635370

MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 1 BR, 1st Fl, $845/mo+sec. 1BR, 2nd Fl $801 /mo+sec. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or

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


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CHESHIRE. 1bdrm, eat in kit, front & rear porch, off st parking, dog or cat ok, $875/Mo. Dawne 386-490-0112

Flanders West Apts


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MERIDEN 2 Bedrooms, 3rd Fl. 5 Rooms, newly remodeled, off street parking, w/d hookups, no pets, $900 plus utilities, references. 203-671-9644 MERIDEN 2 BR 1st Flr Walk Up front Ramp. Off St. Park. W/D Hookups in basement. No Pets. $850/mo. + utilities. Sec & Refs. Call (203) 631-0821

MERIDEN 2BR 1st Floor New Carpet, Fresh Paint w/ New Updates. $850/mo. + 1 mnth & Sec. Call (203) 687-2032 MERIDEN 2BR, 5 RMs. Completely Remodeled, W/D Hookup, Garage, Deck, OffStreet Parking. Sec. 8 Approved $950/mo+sec. (203) 980-0215 MERIDEN 3 BR. 1st Fl. Clean. Well maintained. 6 Gold St. Lg BRs, Sunny Kitchen. WD hookup. $925. Avail March 1. Sec 8 appr. Call Will 860-834-2876


Thursday, March 21, 2013 — The Cheshire Citizen APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN East Side, 1 BR Bright, Modern End Unit. All Appliances + Dish Washer. Off St. Parking. $730/mo. Call (203) 269-0763 MERIDEN EFFICIENCY CUTE 2 ROOMS Off street parking. Broad Street. $525. 2 mo sec. Credit ck req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN Fully Furnished, Central Location. 1BR, LR, Kitch, BA. $675/ mo. Lease & Sec. Deposit Required. No pets. Call (203) 235-2372 MERIDEN. Studio apt, private entrance, on bus line. $500/mo plus util. No pets. Sec & ref. Call (203) 982-3042 SPRING SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. HEAT, HOT WATER & ELECTRIC INCLUDED. Private balcony. 203-639-4868 WALLINGFORD 2 BR Apt .Clean w/ New Carpet & Paint. Quiet Neighborhood. Water & Garbage incl. $900-$950/mo. Refs & Credit Chk Req. 203-464-0766 WALLINGFORD 2BR, 2nd fl, lg rooms, huge kitchen. Two 12x14BRs. New bathroom, sunporch. No pets/smoking. $900/ mo+dep. Refs. Quiet neighborhood. 203-996-4281 lv message. WALLINGFORD 2nd Floor, 4 RM, 2 BR North Main St Victorian. Credit Check Req. $1000/mo. + 2 month sec. No smoking. No pets. Avail 5/01. 203-269-5973 WALLINGFORD 5 + Rooms Stove & Refrig. $950/mo. Also 2 BR $875/mo. Call (203) 213-6175 WALLINGFORD Centrally located 1st Fl, 5 rms. W/W, W/D, appliances, freshly painted. No pets. No smoking. Lease, security, credit check. 203 269-3411 WALLINGFORD Studio Apt 1st Flr. Stove & Refrig, HW Flr, Private Yard & Driveway. Newly Decorated, Nice Area. Avali 4/01 $650 203-654-6190 WALLINGFORD. 3 BR, 1st Flr, Off St Parking, Hardwood flrs, W/D Hookup. 239 Center St. $1200 + sec. Call 203-294-1229

ROOMMATES MERIDEN House Share 71Warren St. $65 per week. Includes all. 203 440-2745

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Includes Heat, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. East Side. Off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or

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

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

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT ONE Bay Garage for Rent 10’ Overhead Doors. Yalesville Area. Call (203) 641-4746

WANTED TO RENT STUDIO, In-law apt or room w/bath in private residence. Semi-retired prof. woman, willing to do handy work around the house. Non smoker. Please Call Sissy 860 308-4756


Account Clerk Part time - 15 hours per week. Performs a wide variety of accounting clerk duties for the Town Engineer’s office. The position requires 3 years office work of a responsible nature and a H.S., G.E.D. or business diploma. $16.00 to $20.00 hourly depending on qualifications. Apply by March 22, 2013 to the Personnel Department Town of Wallingford 45 South Main Street Wallingford, CT 06492 EOE ADVANCED HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY, INC PER-DIEM POSITIONS: HOME HEALTH AIDE Current CT C.N.A Lic required PHYSICAL & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS REGISTERED NURSES Medical & Behavioral Health Contact Alina (860) 236-7701


CT PP2, G8 or P2 Licensed Process and Mechanical Journeyperson Immediate Positions available Experienced with Stainless Steel Piping in the Food and Beverage lndustry preferred but not necessary. Project in the Hartford CT area. All Work is inside under Roof and on concrete. Project duration is Mid-March thru June (opportunity on other projects after June) 20 - 30 hours of overtime a week available. EOE/ Drug Free Workplace email resume to

Delivery Driver The Record-Journal Circulation Department Is in need of an early morning employee to assist in staging newspapers at our distribution depot and making deliveries to our customers. Hours are 2:00am - 8:30am Wednesday through Sunday. Reliable vehicle and ability to read a map needed Apply in person at Record-Journal 11 Crown Street Meriden, CT during normal business hours

AIDES needed in the Plainville/Bristol/ Waterbury area. Good housekeeping and home management skills req. MUST HAVE 6 mo. recent aide exp; own reliable transportation and valid Driver’s License. Position pays $11+/hr. mileage, orientation, and travel time. Must be able to work at least one weekend per mo. Apply at our new location! VNA HealthCare, 300 Queen St., Southington or 50 Brookside Road, Waterbury, or email: FAX to 860-493-5945.

Auto Technician Hunter’s Ambulance Service, Inc. Be a member of our team! Work in our new state-ofthe-art vehicle maintenance center. Applications are now being accepted by Hunter’s Ambulance Service, Inc. for a full time/second shift Auto Technician. The primary function will be the servicing and maintenance of cars, light duty trucks and mini-buses. Applicants must have a valid CT driver’s license, personal tools, and job-related experience. ASE certifications and training a plus. Hunter’s offers excellent health & dental insurance packages. Apply in person at 450 West Main St., Meriden, CT V i s i t w w w . h u n t er s a mb . c om Or call 204-514-5126 CAREGIVERS Excellent position for retirees & others. Looking for compassionate reliable people to provide companionship & home care services to seniors. Extensive training provided. Must have own vechile. Home Instead Senior Care Call (860) 788-2810 or visit our website: CARPENTER 5 years exp. Must have own tools & transportation. Pay based on exp! Call Sharon (860) 268-9254


HELP WANTED DRIVERS Wanted Geremia Green House is looking for FT & PT Drivers. CDL prefered, but not needed. Retirees welcome. Apply in person to Joe or Phil at Geremia Green House 415 Barnes Rd, Wallingford. GRAND OPENING! All depts hiring in Southington and New Office in Meriden. Full Company Training FT & PT WorkAvailable CUSTOMER SERVICE SALES SERVICE PACKING GENERAL LABOR ENTRY LEVEL WORK $240-$550/Week Start Immediately 860 329-0326 GROWING CO. Has Several Openings for Office Help & Route Service Technicians. Must Have Good Comm. Skills and Be Well Organized. Hourly Rate + Benefits. 860-747-0088 HUMAN SERVICES ACORD, Inc. has immediate openings for Program Instructors to support individuals with developmental disabilities. FT/PT/Subs All Shifts Email resume to or fax to 203 269-1980. EOE HVAC LICENSED INSTALLERS Immediate opening. Residential. Minimum 5 years experience required w/ B, D or S license. Exc wages, benefits. Send resume to No phone calls please.

Nuzzo & Roberts, LLC is seeking a Litigation Paralegal, a Litigation Legal Assistant and a Workers’ Compensation Legal Assistant. The ideal candidate for the Paralegal position will have a four year college degree with a concentration in Legal Studies and one to three years of experience in a law firm. Candidates should possess a solid understanding of the Rules of Practice for both state and federal court and be able to draft motions/pleadings, answer discovery, prepare detailed correspondence and analyze/summarize documents including medical records. Applicants must have strong writing, verbal and computer skills, and must be detail oriented, organized and able to multi-task if they wish to keep pace with this busy workgroup. Legal Assistant positions include handling all incoming/ outgoing mail, scheduling, docketing, filing, preparing correspondence/court forms, short calendar, opening/closing files, electronic filing, typing /data entry, copying/scanning, etc. Proven record of strong administrative, organizational, prioritizating and multi-tasking skills are a must. Must be tech-savvy to keep up in these fast-paced positions. Ideal candidates will possess Legal Studies degree as well as some legal experience. Both positions are full time with benefits including health insurance, life insurance, short term disability insurance, long term disability insurance, 401(k), paid holidays and leave time, and free parking. Email resume to or fax to PLM at 203-250-3131 No phone calls please

Physical Therapist Come join the Elim Park Rehabilitation team! Our state of the art Short-term Rehabilitation and Health Care Center provides inpatient, outpatient and aquatic therapy services. Fulltime position and per-diem opportunities available. Must possess CT license. Please send resume to Elim Park Baptist Home 140 Cook Hill Road Cheshire, CT 06410, fax resume to 203-271-7794 or e-mail to: EOE, A/A, MF, DV.

R-8 CT License Journeyperson or Equal License Immediate Positions available Preferred Experience in Installation of Conveyor and Equipment in the Food & Beverage Industry, but not necessary. Project Mid-March through June with 20 to 30 hours overtime a week available. All work is indoors. (opportunity on other projects after June). EOE/ Drug Free Workplace email resume to

Sitework Foreman Immediate opening for experienced foreman for sitework company. Good communication and organization skills a must. Must be able to read blueprints, perform site layout, operate equipment, schedule and supervise construction crews. CDL and P6 or P7 License preferred. Please fax resume to 203-630-1998 email to or apply in person at LaRosa Earth Group 163 Research Parkway Meriden, CT. AA/EEO

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

Be the first to get on the list to contract a route Please call Record-Journal Circulation

(203) 634-3933 NO COUCH POTATOES PLEASE We are expanding our family business and we are seeking a career minded individual who recognizes the difference between the grueling corporate world and a growth oriented locally owned and operated business.


In other words, you can help shape the future for our business and yourself. We are open to new ideas and new ways.

CERTIFIED DENTAl ASSISTANT Bilingual. Must have 2 yrs exp, XRay Cert & be a team player Send Resume to

Our ideal candidate must understand the business community and can relate to small business owners one on one. You will need a pleasant professional manner and possess even better listening skills as well as a creative mind; be organized to a fault and are able to work alone or with others. A background in identifying, contacting and selling concepts is key to success. Knocking on doors must be ingrained in your mindset. Training will be provided. Experience in yellow pages or radio sales is preferred. In this new position you can chart your own direction. It all starts with sending us your resume.

HOME HEALTH AIDES Wlfd Company seeking Live-in Caregivers. Also seeking Personal Care Aides and CNAs for P/T work. Flex Sched and transportation required. Call 203-697-1030 for more information. You can also complete app online at http:// c k7 4 9 . e r s p . b i z / e m p l o ym e n t


L AND S CAP I NG Professional needed. Reliable & experienced with valid CDL. Great pay. Call 203-272-4216.

Please mail resume to: Record-Journal Box 29P 11 Crown St, Meriden, CT 06450 Or email resume to:

ROOFER Commercial, must have 5 years exp in Modified and EPDM. Phoneable references, must pass drug test, clean driving record required. Top Pay/Benefits. New England Masonry, 146 Sheridan Dr., Naugatuck. 203729-2266 AA/EOE

Wallingford Public Schools HELP WANTED

CDL Class A Driver Position. Min 1-2 years experience, Good pay & benefits, Local! Call 203-692-4439 JANITORIAL/MAINT Meriden, FT, self-motivated, independent worker for cleaning, minor repaircos & light maint of bldg & grounds. Exp req. Resume/cover to: Jeff Raboin, Easter Seals, 22 Tompkins St., WTBY, CT 06708, No phone calls please. EOE

HELP WANTED HVAC. D-2 service technician with 5 or more years experience. Light commercial work and residential with great benefits. (860) 793-2686

MACHINE OPERATORS w/exp. Wire Drawing. FT All shifts 2nd and 3rd preferred. Good pay + benefits. Apply: Accel 508 N Colony St. Meriden EOE

Middle School Principal (Dag Hammarskjold Middle School) An t i ci p a t e d V a ca n c y - S t a r t Date: On or about July 1, 2013 Intermediate administrator’s certification and experience as a teacher and administrator at the middle school level preferred. Regionally competitive salary and benefits package. Apply on-line @ Deadline: April 10, 2013 EOE


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Beer Stella Artois.....24-pk loose c/s...$27.99 Blue Moon .................... 2x12 pk...$26.99 Corona/Light....24-pk loose c/s...$25.99 Heineken/Light...24-pk loose c/s. .. $25.99 Sam Adams..................2x12 pk...$26.99 Bud Light..................20 pk./btls...$14.99 Bud Family ....................... 30 pk...$20.99 Coors Light.......................30 pk...$20.99 Busch/Light......................30 pk...$17.99 Keystone...........................30 pk...$16.99 Genesee Cream................30 pk...$14.99 Guinness Draught.....2x12 pk. btls...$26.99 Harp ...................... 2x12 pk. btls...$26.99 Smithwicks...........2x12 pk. btls...$27.99

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Wines 750ML Jordan Cab. Sauv. ........................ $45.99 Justin Paso Robles Cab. ............. $22.99 Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio .... $19.99 Caymus Conundrum....................$19.99 K. Jackson Cab. Sauv./Merlot......$18.99 Layers Cake Shiraz ...................... $16.99 Mac Murray Pinot Noir.................$16.99 St. Francis Cab. Sauv...................$16.99 Coppola Calret ............................. $17.99 Louis M. Martini Ca. Sauv. Sonoma.....$14.99 K. Jackson Chard.........................$12.99 David Bruce Select Pinot Noir .... $22.99 Meiomi Belle Glos Pinot Noir......$19.99 La Crema Monteray Pinot Noir....$20.99 Erath Pinot Noir............................$17.99 Primarius Pinot Noir .................... $15.99 Calera 2010 94P WS .....................$24.99 Hob Nob Pinot Noir........................$9.99 Manifesto Lodi Zin ....................... $15.99 Earthpvare Zin..............................$28.99 Dr Loosen Riesling ...................... $12.99 VS Estate Riesling ....................... $12.99 Menage A. Trois ............................$10.99 McManis All Types ......................... $9.99 Cup Cake All Types........................$9.99 Hob Nob Cab. Sauv./Pinot Noir.....$9.99 Avalone Cab. Sauv. California.......$9.99 Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio.............$9.99 Mark West Pinot Noir/Chard..........$9.99 Apothic Red/White.........................$9.99 Blackstone......................................$7.99 Beringer White Zin.........................$5.99 Tisdale All Types ............................ $4.99 Josh Cab Sauv ............................. $12.99 Oyster Bay S/Bleu Chard - Merlot......$12.99

Champagne Moet & Chandon Imperial...750ML .. $39.99 M&R Asti..........................750ML .. $12.99 Roederer Estate .............. 750ML .. $19.99 Segura Viudas.................750ML .... $8.99 Freixenet Brut/Dry .......... 750ML .... $9.99 Martini & Rossi Moscatto de Asti750ML .... $9.99 Barefoot Bubbly..............750ML .... $8.99 Cooks Champ..................750ML .... $7.99 *NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS*


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