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Allie Aguiar plays her trumpet Oct. 14 in preparation for her performance with the All Star Invitational Marching Band, which will play at the Orange Bowl in January. | (Eve Britton/The Cheshire Citizen)

Trumpet student to perform at Orange Bowl By Eve Britton

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Allie Aguiar’s trumpet is no longer a shiny, bright gold color. The brass is chipped and is a little green around the valve gaskets. It looks more like the worn and loved trumpet version of “The Velveteen Rabbit.” Yet this instrument named Donald Trumpet will be heading to the Orange Bowl in January. Aguiar, a high school senior, was nominated by her music teacher, John

Kuhner, to be in the All Star Invitational Marching Band, made up of high school students from across the country who sent in audition tapes. Her tape, along with the recommendation from Kuhner, earned her a spot in the prestigious band. As for Aguiar’s trumpet, which she’s had since fifth grade, her parents offered her a new one but she declined, Debbie Aguiar said. “It has personality,” Allie Aguiar smiled, rubbing her See Trumpet / Page 6

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Candidates for Cheshire Town Council came out Oct. 17 to the regular meeting of the Cheshire Rotary Club to answer questions, including those about development, taxes, the proposed Ball & Socket Arts Center and the overall economy. The candidates differed along party lines when it came to development, particularly at the north end of town where a proposed outlet center is slated to go in. Republicans were against it, while Democrats supported it. “Businesses aren’t staying in Cheshire because they aren’t bringing in the business to keep them here,” said Democrat Liz Linehan, running for the 3rd District seat. “There are simple things we can do to bring them in, like the north end development.” Her opponent, Republican Joe Falvey, said that he thinks the types of business that come to town are important. “ We d o n ’ t h ave b i g Walmarts or K-Marts,” he said. “I do feel we need industry

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here but the type that is going to define Cheshire.” Candidates were also asked what the biggest shortfalls and assets were in town. “Not having an adequate infrastructure,” said Democrat Matt Bowman, vying for the 2nd District. “When the town started growing, there was not a good retail base. The north end development could bring in $2 million in taxes. Once they get up to speed, we’ll have a small town with big town amenities.” Republican incumbent Tom Ruocco, representing the 2nd District, said he thought overspending and development were the biggest issues, “Our biggest challenge, our rate of spending is outstripping our resources,” he said. “If you build on the north end of town you’re going to need a new firehouse, more police, more fire apparatus, going forward that’s going to outspend our revenues.” As for assets, Republican Mike O’Donnell said it’s open space. “Our strength is our land purchases,” he said. “Our green space is going to be our asset for years to come. It will

keep the New England feel.” When asked why more commercial businesses aren’t staying in town, Republican incumbent David Schrumm, representing the 1st District, said he thinks it is because people aren’t using them. “People don’t patronize them,” he said. “A lot of restaurants in town open up but people don’t want to go to them. Remember, 89 percent of Cheshire land area is residential. “We have a good school system, open space and a well-run town.” As for whether taxes would increase, candidates balked at the question, with all of them saying they didn’t want that to happen. “I don’t want to see a raise in taxes,” said at-large Democrat Paul Bellagamba. “Building a community and retail business is one way to help,” he said. At-large Republican Rob Oris said he’d do what had to be done to keep the town solvent. “I want to keep us fiscally prudent and keep as much of your money in your pockets,” See Candidates / Page 7

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Town kicks off major water plant upgrade By Eve Britton

“I’m just so happy to be here,” state Rep. Mary Fritz, D-Wallingford, said Oct. 16. State and local leaders “I’m so glad the shovel is fidonned hard hats and used nally hitting the ground and gold-painted shovels during we’re going to move fora ceremonial groundbreak- ward.” Fritz’ district includes ing last week to kick off a Cheshire. The plant upgrade has $32.15 million upgrade to the Water Pollution Control been in the works for years and went before voters where Authority. Work at the aging plant is it was approved by a 2-1 marexpected to take 20 months gin, said Water Pollution Control Authority Chairman to two years to complete. The Cheshire Citizen


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State and Cheshire officials mark the beginning of the Water Pollution Control Authority upgrade on Oct. 16. | (Eve Britton/The Cheshire Citizen)

Energy and Environmental Protection commissioner and a Cheshire resident, he was also glad to see the project moving forward. “From the state’s point of view this is a very important project,” he said. “It will change the quality of water downstream and ultimately the Long Island Sound. It

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shows we do protect our rivers and streams.” The plant is located behind the soccer fields at 1325 Cheshire Street. The project will replace many of the plant’s fixtures, which are 25 to 45 years old and can no longer be repaired because parts aren’t made for them anymore, according to Town Engineer Walt Gancarz. The project will also replace the phosphorous filters and chemical treatment, so the plant will only release .2 milligrams of phosphorous per liter. In addition, the plant will use ultra-violet disinfection to clean the water, replacing the chlorine process currently used. And, while all this is being done, the plant will still be operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Gancarz said. “The best proof of success is for us to be invisible, to be just those buildings down by the soccer fields,” Gancarz said. “We want to get this job done as quietly and seamlessly as possible,” added B r i a n Ca rey of Ca rl i n Contracting, which will be in charge of the work. The equipment, trailers and other items needed for the project are being moved to the plant shortly. Work is slated to begin Nov. 1. (203) 317-2208 Twitter: @EveBritton

Leaf collections The Town of Cheshire Leaf Collection program is scheduled to begin Monday, Nov. 4. All leaves must be placed curbside the evening prior to the collection date, and must be in paper biodegradable bags. Loose leaves, leaves in plastic bags, and bags containing yard debis, grass clippings or any material other than leaves will not be collected. Residents may take properly bagged leaves to the Transfer Station on Mondays, during the scheduled collection period, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., at no charge, as follows: Week of Nov. 4 - All residences - (entire town).

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Cheshire’s Go Green Electronics Recycling event held on Oct. 19, at Cheshire High School saw an endless line of cars, out to Rt. 10 much of the day, as an almost endless supply of obsolete and broken computers, televisions, printers, copy machines, DVD players, telephones and more were dropped off. Creative Recycling Services, Inc., CRS, had already collected at least 70 televisions and even more computers and other items just an hour into the recycling event. Three tractor trailers were parked to the side to be loaded with the discarded items at the end of the day. | (Joy VanderLek/The Cheshire Citizen)

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Pop culture: coming to a Halloween party near you By Daniel Jackson Special to The Citizen

This summer’s box office was filled with movies such as “Iron Man 3,” “Monsters University” and “World War Z.” On television, “Duck Dynasty,” “Breaking Bad” and “Game of Thrones” captivated audiences with characters and plots. Now, this October, get prepared for the Pop-a-colypse because when people celebrating Halloween search for costumes, they often look to pop culture for inspiration, according to Halloween retailers. “Halloween has become a celebration for kids and adults alike,” said Lisa Barr, senior director of market-

ing and creative at Spirit Halloween, a seasonal retail superstore. “It’s the one day out of the year when all people can be whoever or whatever they want.” This year, Spirit Halloween is featuring a line of “twerkin’” costumes, based off pop star Miley Cyrus’ performance at the MTV Video Music Awards. The store is selling a “Twerkin’ Teddy” costume for females and a “Twerk Suit” for males. Besides twerking, the store identified some other costume trends for the season. This year, zombies have lurched their way into the pop culture scene with shows like “The Walking Dead.” The Spirit Halloween store in North Haven is sell-


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Temple Beth David, 3 Main St., has scheduled the following: Annual Scholar-inResidence Shabbat weekend. Friday, Oct. 25, following Kabbalat Shabbat services at 7:30 p.m. scholar-in-residence Rabbi Arthur Green is scheduled to lecture “The Mystical Aleph-Bet: An Introduction for Seekers.” Torah study at Temple Beth David. Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. (and every second and fifth Saturday of the month) with Rabbi Josh Whinston. Shabbat study session Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. “Rereading Chasidic Masters” with Rabbi Arthur Green. Discussion, dinner and

Havdalah service with Rabbi Arthur Green, Saturday, Oct. 26, 5 p.m. Discussion of “Radical Judaism: Rethinking God and Tradition,” dinner at 6:30 p.m. and Havdalah at 7:15 p.m. Rabbi Green will deliver a lecture “Looking Towards the Future: Judaism and Spirital Renewal.” A fee is charged for dinner lecture. For more information to RSVP, call Temple Beth David, at (203) 272-0037. Adult education - The Me a n i n g of S h a b bat Tuesdays, through Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m. with Rabbi Whinston. B e re ave m e n t s u p p o r t group - Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. with Rabbi Hesch Sommer.



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train, hayrides, face painting, raffles and refreshments. For more information, call (203) Congregation Kol Ami, 272-5083 or visit www.cor1484 Highland St., has sched- uled a special Community St. Peter’s Church Service for Saturday, Nov. 2, followed by a compli“The Preaching Hour” mentary lunch. The com- has scheduled a new three munity is welcome. The day month series on “The Book begins with Saturday morn- of Hebrews: If You Know ing Torah Study and discus- Jesus You Will Persevere” sion with Rabbi Ratner at airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. 9 am. Community Shabbat on Public Access Cox Cable Service for everyone, at Kol Channel 15. The show is Ami at 10 am. For more infor- hosted by Cheshire resident mation, call (203) 272-1006 Br. Tobin Hitt, founder of or email sales@darterpress. Zion Pentecost Mission. com. Although the lunch is St. Bridget’s free of charge, an RSVP is requested by Nov. 1. The St. Bridget’s Guild has scheduled its 10th Cornerstone Annual Shopper’s Delite Church and Christmas Bazaar on The Cornerstone Church Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 has scheduled its annual a.m. to 3 p.m. at parish cen“Shine the Light Night” for ter, 171 Main St. Plenty of Thursday, Oct. 31, 5 to 8 p.m., free parking available. The at Bishops Farms, 500 South event features over 50 venMeriden Road. The event is dors including home dema sage, free, fun alternative onstrators, crafters and a to Halloween, featuring a gold and silver exchange bounce house, super slide, dealer. Lunch will be avail-

able between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The children’s room will be opened the entire time. The Shopper’s Delite and Christmas Bazaar is the only fund raiser the Guild holds to support its scholarship programs. For more information, please Mary at (203) 272-2650

Bereavement Group Cheshire’s First Congregational Church has scheduled a Bereavement Support Group for anyone struggling with the loss of a loved one, beginning Oct. 24 for seven sessions. The group will meet at the church, on the Green in the center of Cheshire, on consecutive Thursday evenings. (There will be no meeting on Thanksgiving.) All are welcome. The group offers a safe, confidential, quiet, peaceful place to share the burdens of loss with one another. It will be facilitated by trained leadSee Faith / Page 13



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Cheshire United Methodist Church volunteers spent a Saturday raking and weeding recently at Three Angels Garden, the memorial for the Petit women who are members of CUMC. The work is the start of a new ministry at the church called NORM, or Neighborhood Outreach Ministry. Members hope to help neighbors in need with yard work, painting or other small projects. In this photo, CUMC members with Three Angels Garden coordinator Chris Gilleylen, back row left, and Pastor Stephen Volpe on far right. | (Joy VanderLek/The Cheshire Citizen)

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loss with one another. It will be facilitated by trained leaders, and will follow the book series “Journeying Through Grief” by Kenneth C. Haugk. For more information, call the church office at (203)272-5323.

Services Calvar y Life Family Worship Center, 174 E. Johnson Ave., Saturdays, 6 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. (Gate 43 - Children’s Church and nursery available); Mid-week service on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; The Loft (junior and senior high) meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. (203) 272-1701. Cheshire Lutheran Church, 660 W. Main St., Sunday – 8 and 10:30 a.m. services. Education for all ages, 9:10 a.m. (203) 272-5106. Cheshire United Methodist Church, 205 Academy Road, Sunday – 10:45 a.m. service. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. (203) 272-4626. Christ Community Church, 120 Main St., Sunday – 10:15 a.m. service; Sunday school, 9 a.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. www.epiphanyct. org. Cong regation 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.

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As hunting season gets under way, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has beefed up its website to help hunters with questions about new gun laws that will begin over the next few months. DEEP added a Frequently Asked Questions section to its site on the new laws and the potential impact on hunters. DEEP says the laws should not impact hunting unless someone uses a magazine that holds more than 10 rounds or uses certain types of banned “assault-style” rifles and semi-automatic pistols. DEEP cautioned that rules for buying firearms and ammunition have changed significantly. A new batch of state gun laws was passed in April. On Oct. 1, the purchase of ammunition required an eligibility certificate or a pistol permit.

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On Jan. 1, 2014, the assault weapons portion of the law goes into effect and certain types of rifles now deemed “assault” style must be registered, others will be prohibited. Col. Kyle Overturf, with the state Environmental Conservation Police, said so far the biggest impact is the ammunition change on Oct. 1. Many hunters may not have a pistol permit, so they had to apply for an eligibility certificate or rely on ammunition purchased before the law went into affect, he said. “A few were surprised,” Overturf said. “The vast majority wanted to make sure

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coupons to consumers. said consumer spending is increasing this year, with consumers spending 11 percent more per order than in 2012. From Sept. 3 through Sept. 10, The National Retail Federation surveyed 5,290 consumers and estimated that this Halloween would be quieter than last year’s. The study, done by Prosper Insight and Analytics, said 158 million people would celebrate Halloween this year, down from the 170 million who participated in the holiday last year. In total, those 158 million were expected to spend $6.9 billion in candy, decorations, and yes, costumes. 43.6 percent of the people polled said they planned to don a costume on the night of All Hallows Eve. Nearly a fifth, 18.1 percent, of the polled consumers said they would make their costume instead buying one. And 13.8 percent of the consumers said that they would not only find a costume for themselves, but their pets as well.

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High school Friday night activities Friday events are scheduled from 6 to 11 p.m. for all ninth through twelfth grade Cheshire residents. Events are supervised by Cheshire Youth Service staff. All activities are free and held at the Yellow House unless otherwise stated. Middle school Saturday night activities Saturday night events are scheduled from 6 to 9:30 p.m. for all seventh and eighth Cheshire residents. Events are supervised by Cheshire Youth Service staff. All activities are free and held at the Yellow House unless otherwise stated. Pre-registration is required for all students who want to participate in an activity to ensure that they will be able to attend a particular night. Youth Literacy Project The Youth Literacy Project program is designed to promote reading among first graders through working oneon-one with a high school mentor, demonstrating the importance of reading and the part literacy will play in their lives as they get older. The two hour meetings consist of a oneon-one reading experience for each first grader paired with a high school volunteer followed by hands-on activities related to the reading of the day. The

program meets on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Yellow House. Student Math Mastery Club Student Math Mastery Club is designed to promote confidence among third graders through working one-on-one with a high school mentor, demonstrating the importance of math and the part it will play in their lives even as they get older.The program meets Saturdays from 12:30 to 2:00pm at the Yellow House. Peace Jam PeaceJam gives high schoolaged youth a platform to explore complex issues facing youth today, including violence, oppression, social justice and what it takes to be a leader and peacemaker. As part of the curriculum, participants learn about the life and work of one of the PeaceJam Nobel Laureates, and the strategies they use to address pressing global issues. They develop their own service projects that address the Global Call to Action, becoming creative leaders who are committed to solving the most difficult problems facing their communities and our world. The program also includes the annual PeaceJam Northeast Youth Conference, See School / Page 26



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Th e C h e s h i re P u bl i c Library has scheduled a Connecticut Ghost Hunters for Monday, Oct. 28, 6:30 to 8 p.m. The program discusses paranormal activity focusing on local Connecticut legends versus false stories. Explanations and demonstrations of how they investigate phenomena is planned. The presentation includes video and audio from actual paranormal investigations, as well as a demonstration of professional “ghost hunting� equipment. For ages 10 and up. To register, visit www.

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BOE forum The Cheshire Townwide PTA Council has scheduled a forum for the Board of Education candidates running in the November election. The forum is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m., at the Cheshire High School Commons. The Candidates are: Kathryn Fabiani (D), Sandra Pavano (R), Anthony Perugini (R), Adam Grippo (R), and Mark Ecke (D). To submit questions to be asked at the forum, email Tina Weinstein at tinaweinstein618@ by Oct. 18. Members of Cheshire P TA /O ’s m ay s u b mit questions through their Townwide PTA representative.

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To the editor: Let’s move forward on the permanent solution for the Cheshire Community Pool known as the steel tension structure. First, as of last fiscal year, the pool was on pace and projected to bring in $600K in revenue. This revenue State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus recently welcomed would be used to offset what Doolittle Elementary School fourth graders to the state the town would normally capitol. She discussed the responsibilities of a state spend to fully operate the pool. lawmaker and how the legislative process works. Secondly, the annual cost Zupkus represents the 89th General Assembly District for the steel tension memcovering Cheshire, Prospect and Bethany. | (Bryan Sundie/ brane structure per taxpayer Submitted) household is minimal literally $2.60. Please take the time to visit Like us on Facebook: TheCheshireCitizen www.friendsofcheshirepool. org and click on the tab entitled “Pool FAQS”. I implore you to vote “yes” on the referendum come Nov. 5. Letters policy for political season Peter A. Remillard Cheshire Only your name and town For Letters to the Editor will publish letters of a politregarding any candidates or ical nature is Oct. 24. We ask will be published. If you have issues that involve the po- writers to focus on their can- a specific role in politics or litical season, The Cheshire didate’s worthiness for office the political process, please Citizen will only accept and and refrain from personal at- include that information. To the editor: Letters on other topics publish letters that are 100 tacks on individuals. According to Cheshire As always, we reserve the will continue to be accepted words or less. This policy is in keep- right to edit letters or to not up to a 300 word limit. Send Community Pool staff, 1,500 letters to news@cheshire- Cheshire residents have aning with the policy of the publish a letter. Letters should contain or The Cheshire nual memberships, that’s 5 Record-Journal and will be in effect starting with the contact information, includ- Citizen, 11 Crown Street, percent of Cheshire’s 29,000 next edition of The Citizen. ing, full name, address and Meriden, CT 06450 or email residents. Friends of the Cheshire The last edition for which we phone number. Pool tell us to support the pool regardless of whether we use it because it’s a “community asset” such as Advertising Director – Kimberley E. Boath schools, libraries, police and Advertising Sales – Christopher Cullen fire departments. Office Assistant, Press Releases – I’m willing to pay taxes Marsha Pomponio 11 Crown St. for “community assets” that Meriden, CT 06450 benefit a large percentage CONTACT US of residents, even if I don’t Advertising: (203) 317-2327 Reporter – Eve Britton use them, but I’m not willing Fax (203) 235-4048 Features – Joy VanderLek to see my tax dollars used News Editor – Olivia L. Lawrence to pay $3,200,000, in addi-

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Proven record To the editor: I’m writing in support of Patti Flynn-Harris’s candidacy for Town Council for an at-large position. Patti has devoted many years to serving , including 12 years on the Planning and Zoning Commission, the last two as PZC chair. I met her through the Cheshire Leag ue of Women Voters for which she served as president. She is a past president of the Friends of the Cheshire Library and has served on the Town Council for the last three years. Patti is a n i ncredibly hard-working and good-humored representative. Patti’s record proves civility in government, openness and transparency are values that have guided her actions. Laura Lytton Cheshire

Vote smart To the editor: Cheshire Republicans portray themselves the “low tax” party, but they aren’t. The six Democratic councils raised taxes 20.0 percent, and the Republicans 20.1 percent in their last six (correcting for revaluations.) The difference is in the spending. The Democrats introduced long-range planning and energy conservation. The GOP’s short-term approach gave us added costs for the pool, the water treatment plant, etc. They are even short-changing our safety by not supporting school bus cameras or allowing us a vote on replacing our non-functioning 50-year old ladder truck. Vote smart, not cheap. Vote Democratic on Nov. 5. Martin E. Cobern Cheshire

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When old friends move away By Laura Clementsen Special to The Citizen

From lawns full of fake tombstones, to ginormous inflatable pumpkins, ghosts hanging from trees, and other seasonal sightings, Cheshire residents go all out for Halloween. Top: Putting up Halloween decorations is a family affair for the Watsons. Shown are Sue Watson, with son Matthew and daughter Lily, as they check out Dad’s work on the porch decorations. Along with orange lights, the Watsons lined their walkway with scary signs, tombstones and pumpkins. Above right: A witch stands guard on the stoop of this Cook Hill Road residence. Below left: This arachnid web, complete with ghoulish spider food, can be seen at a Tanglewood Avenue home. Far below: These pirates were spotted in a south-end Cheshire neighborhood. The Citizen will be accepting your photos of Halloween displays up until Oct. 25 for publication in the next issue. Please send to Weeklies@ and include general location of display. | (Joy VanderLek/The Cheshire Citizen)

About a month ago, my good friends Ja c k a n d Inga-Karin m ove d to Texas. Like some of the Clementsen rest of us, they are growing older. It seemed like a good idea for them to be near one of their offspring, just in case they need some help sometime in the future. Jack was a career military man so they have lived in a great many different places: Germany, Norway, the Philippines and, stateside, Oklahoma; Limestone, Maine; Plattsburgh, New York; Florida; Connecticut and maybe even some other places that I don’t know

about. They know what it’s like to move. They claim they are already settled in at the new place except for two or three big boxes yet to be unpacked. They haven’t decided where they’ll put that stuff in those boxes. I am trying to picture the differences between their home here and the one in Texas. In Connecticut, they lived in a cozy little Cape in the suburbs. All the bedrooms were on the second floor. The only bath was on the first floor. They dealt with Connecticut weather, mowing, trimming bushes, snow removal and pool maintenance. They had to drive to the supermarket, church and “downtown”. They had a little dog. They were active volunteers for many causes. They had lots of friends. Now they live on the

sixth floor of an apartment building. Each bedroom has its own bath. If there is outside work to be done, someone is hired to mow and trim the bushes and maintain the pool. It does not usually snow in San Antonio, their new place of residence. Dogs are not allowed in the building. There is a supermarket diagonally across the street. They can walk to it. There is public transportation. The trick for them will be to make friends in a city of more than a million inhabitants, where the only person they know is their daughter. I’m sure they will be involved very soon. For me, Texas seems so, so far away. Thank goodness for the phone and e-mail so we can stay in touch. I hope Jack and Inga-Karin will come to Connecticut to visit every now and then.


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Cheshire Friends of the Public Library fall book sale: 9:30 a.m. 104 Main St. For information about the sale or donating items, visit the library or www.chesh, or call (203) 272-2245.

Cheshire Friends of the Public Library fall book sale: 9:30 a.m. 104 Main St. For information about the sale or donating items, visit the library or www.chesh, or call (203) 272-2245.

Cheshire Girls Volleyball: 6:30 - 9 p.m. High School, 525 S. Main St. Cheshire vs. Branford.

Southington Ecuador benefit dinner: Hawk’s Landing Country Club, 201 Pattonwood Drive. This event will raise funds to provide residential, educational and psychological services to abused and neglected girls in Guayaquil, Ecuador. There is a fee to attend. For information and tickets, call the church office at

Southington Barnes Museum 9th annual Antiques Appraisal Night: 6 - 8:30 p.m. 85 N. Main St. For information, call (860) 628-5426.

(860) 628-6858 or Margaret Lemrise at (860) 747-1807. Southington Public Library Healthy Living Series: Noon. 255 Main St. 3D Mammography will be discussed. Reservation is required. Call (860) 6280647 ext. 5 or visit www.sou Wallingford Paul Mellon Arts Center: 7:30 p.m. Christian St. The jazz quintet “Energies of Change” will perform. There is a fee for tickets. Call (203) 697-2398 or visit www.choat Wallingford Paul Mellon Arts Center concert: 7:30 p.m. 332 Christian St. David Gilmore, jazz

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Saturday Oct. 26 Cheshire Friends of the Public Library fall book sale: 9:30 a.m. 104 Main St. For information about the sale or donating items, visit the library or www.chesh, or call (203) 272-2245. Southington annual tag sale: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave. For information, call (860) 628-8121 or visit ww ww.firstbaptistsouthington. org. Southington Parks and Recreation Bus Trip: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Salem, Mass., “Haunted Happenings.” For information and fees call

(860) 276-6219 or visit http: // Parks-Recreation. Southington Public Library family storytime: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 255 Main St. No registration is required for “Once Upon a Storytime.” For information, call the library at (860) 6280947, ext. 3. Wallingford Elks adult Halloween dinner dance: 7 - 11:30 p.m. Elks Lodge, 148 S. Main St. A fee will be charged. For information, call (203) 269-7162. Wallingford model railroad open house: 1 3:30 p.m. Masonicare Health Center, 22 Masonic Ave. The Model Railroad Room will be open to the public. There will also be train books and a movie. For information, call (203) 679-6253 or (203) 679-5980. See Calendar / Page 22


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E-cigarettes gaining in popularity with youth By Ross P. Lanzafame and Harold Wimmer E-cigarette use among middle school children has doubled in just one year. Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that e-cigarette use also doubled among high school students in one year, and that 1 in 10 high school students have used an e-cigarette. Altogether, 1.78 million middle and high school students nationwide use e-cigarettes. Yet, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) still is not regulating e-ciga-


to attract and addict thousands of children each day, as well as keep adults dependent. Big Tobacco is happy to hook children with a gummy bear-flavored e-cigarette, a grape flavored cigar or a Marlboro, so long as they become addicted. We share the CDC’s concern that children who begin by using e-cigarettes may be condemned to a lifelong addiction to nicotine and cigarettes. In addition, the American Lung Association is very concerned about the potential safety and health consequences of electron ic cigarettes, as well as claims that they can be used to help smokers quit. With no government oversight of these products, there is no way for the public health and medical community or consumers to know what chemicals are contained in an e-cigarette or what the short and long term health implications

might be. That’s why the American Lung Association is calling on the FDA to propose meaningful regulation of these products to protect the public health. The FDA has not approved e-cigarettes as a safe or effective method to help smokers quit. When smokers are ready to quit, they should call 1-800QUIT NOW or talk with their doctors about using one of the seven FDA-approved medications proven to be safe and effective in helping smokers quit. According to recent estimates, there are 250 different e-cigarette brands for sale in the U.S. today. With that many brands, there is likely to be wide variation in the chemicals that each contain. In initial lab tests conducted by the FDA in 2009, detectable levels of toxic cancer-causing chemicals were found -- including an ingredient used in anti-freeze -- in

two leading brands of e-cigarettes and 18 various e-cigarette cartridges. That is why it is so urgent for FDA to begin its regulatory oversight of e-cigarettes, which must include ingredient disclosure by e-cigarette manufacturers to the FDA. Also unknown is what the potential harm may be to people exposed to secondhand emissions from e-cigarettes. Two initial studies have found formaldehyde, benzene and tobacco-specific nitrosamines (a well-known carcinogen) coming from those secondhand emissions. While there is a great deal more to learn about these products, it is clear that there is much to be concerned about, especially in the absence of FDA oversight. Ross P. Lanzafame is the American Lung Association national board chair. Harold Wimmer is the American Lung Association national president and CEO.

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Wednesday Oct. 30 Southington Arst and Crafts Associaton free pastel demonstration: 7 p.m. The Orchards Community Center, 34 Hobart St. To register and for information, call (860) 628-9104. Wallingford free blood pressure readings: 1 - 3 p.m. Masonicare Health Center, Outpatient Specialty Clinic, 22 Masonic Ave. For information, call (203) 679-5902. Wallingford Public Library Paranormal Investigations: 6 p.m. 200 N. Main St. Seating is limited. For information, call (203) 265-6754.

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Sunday Nov. 3 Cheshire Destiny Africa Children’s Choir: 10:15 a.m. Oasis Church, 176 Sandbank Road. For information, call (203) 4390150, ext. 102. Cheshire Food Drive 40th anniversary: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Town Green, 43 Church St. There will be a collection of non-perishable food items for the Cheshire Community Food Pantry to feed families in need. For information, visit www.cheshirefooddrive .org or email to info@cheshir See Calendar / Page 27

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CHS girls soccer claims division title

Cheshire’s Jill Howard goes for a kill as Sheehan’s Makayla Ricci defends. | (Dave Zajac/Special to The Citizen)

Rams rack up 6th straight Housy crown By Sean Krofssik Special to The Citizen

CHESHIRE — The Cheshire girls volleyball team has high expectations year in and year out. The goal is to raise banners, and on Oct. 14 the Rams put up another with a 3-0 SCC Housatonic victory over Sheehan. The sweep clinched Cheshire’s sixth consecutive Housatonic Division crown. “We’ve always wanted that consistency,” Cheshire coach Sue Bavone said. “We want to be known as a program of consistency. I’ve always wanted us not to have those down years. I don’t want to coach roller-coaster-type teams. It shows we have had a lot of good kids come through here over the years.” The talented Rams cruised past the shorthanded Titans by game scores of 25-15, 25-7 and 25-12. Much like the 3-0 win at Sheehan on Sept. 25,

Cheshire dominated the match with quality serving. Senior Laura Heynan was nearly unstoppable from behind the line. She served five consecutive points to expand a 9-8 edge to a 15-8 bulge that was too much to overcome for the Titans despite five Game 1 kills for Sheehan middle Briana Petrucelli. Cheshire kept the momentum going in Game 2. Heynan served the Rams to an 11-0 lead to start the set. The righty was powerful and precise. Despite calling a timeout and several substitutions, Sheehan could not stem the run. Cheshire libero Maria Buzzelli was spot-on with her passes to setter Sarah Rodgers (17 assists, three digs, two aces) and the junior set up numerous kills for middles Eva Whalen (seven kills, two blocks, two aces) and Jill Howard (seven kills, three blocks). In Game 3, Bavone tried See Crown / Page 24

Field hockey Cheshire 6, Sacred Heart Academy 0: Cheshire improved to 12-3 overall with a Senior Night victory over visiting Sacred Heart Academy. The Rams had six different goal scorers in the victory. Allie Rosadino, Emma Farrel, Michell Federico, Ashley Tartaglia, Danielle Bellantonio and Erica Stauffer each found the back of the net for Cheshire. Farrel and Olivia Larson had assists for the Rams. Maddy Levy had two saves for Cheshire in the shutout. The Pacers are 4-7-1. Cheshire 7, North Haven 0: Emma Farrel became the all-time leading scorer in Cheshire field hockey history when she scored two goals in a SCC road victory over North Haven. Farrel, a senior, broke Wendy Kemp’s record, which had stood since 1981. Farrel now has 70 career goals and 45 career assists, with two weeks still to go in the regular season and the SCC and state tournaments beyond that. The Rams (11-2) were not tested in North Haven. They were up 5-0 by halftime behind goals from Kya O’Donnell, Emma Gaudio and Mikayla Crieger as well as the two from Farrel. Olivia Larson had two assists. Alyssa Stevens had one assist and later scored in the second half. The Rams also got a second-half goal from Natalie Bigler on a feed from Sarah Pierpont. Maddy Levy had seven saves in the shutout. Girls soccer Cheshire 6, Shelton 2: The Rams completed their run to the SCC Housatonic crown with the high-scoring win in Shelton. Alexandra Pelletier scored

three goals and Hannah Bonitz added two goals and one assist as Cheshire improved to 11-3 overall and 7-1 in the Housy. Ali Lamberti contributed a goal and an assist. Leah Chamberlain had one assist. Cheshire got three goals in each half and they came in bunches. Lamberti and Pelletier scored 1:30 apart early in the first half. Pelletier completed her hat trick early in the second half and Bonitz wound up scoring both of her goals within the next 3:40. Kelly Howard and Sarah Hartmayer had first-half goals for Shelton (4-6-4, 4-2-2 Housy). Cheshire goalie Zoe Riccio and Shelton counterpart Jessica Wilm made five saves apiece. Cheshire 3, Daniel Hand 2: Alexandra Pelletier netted a pair of goals to lead Cheshire to a SCC interdivisional victory over Daniel Hand. Hannah Bonitz added a goal and an assist for Cheshire. Olivia Manke put up an assist. Zoe Riccio stopped three shots in net for Cheshire, which improved to 10-3 overall while avenging a 3-1 loss to the Tigers in Madison on Sept. 28. Amy Boswell and Emily Ashman combined for 10 saves for Hand (5-2-6). Boys soccer Cheshire 3, Sheehan 3: The Rams’ Zachary Winer scored with three minutes left to forge the SCC Housatonic stalemate at Riccitelli Field. Cheshire’s Jacob Goldstein started the scoring in the fourth minute on an unassisted tally. Sheehan fought back to take a 2-1 halftime edge with goals from Sebastian TrivinoMartinez and Drin Pacuku. Andrew Caplan and Dan

Taglianetti had the assists. Griffin Andes tied the game for Cheshire five minutes into the second half. Caplan put Sheehan back on top with a helper from Trivino-Martinez before Winer tied the game for good with his late unassisted goal. Sheehan (5-3-4, 2-3-2 Housy) out-shot Cheshire 17-8. John Olivera had four saves for the Titans. Matthew Skydel had eight stops for the Rams (3-8-2, 4-2-1). Girls swimming Cheshire 101, Branford 83: The Rams won a battle of undefeated SCC squads in a home meet at Hamden Hall. Lindsay Smalec was a double-winner for the Rams. She took the 100-yard butterfly (59.13) and the 200 IM (2:14.07). Other winners for Cheshire were Emily Glatt (diving, 178. 50), Taylor Plumley (500 free, 5:27.54) and Laura Mongillo (100 backstroke, 1:03.04). Mongillo, Lily Kurtz, Smalec and Ellie Senft combined to win the 200 medley relay in 1:53.43. The Rams improved to 8-0. Branford dropped to 7-1. Cross country S CC C h a m p i o n s h i p s , Hammonassett State Park, Madison: Natalie Wickenheiser of Cheshire earned second-team honors for finishing 15th over the 3.1mile course in 20:19. Cheshire, as a team, finished fifth with 145 points. Mercy won the team title See Ram / Page 24

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who was out with an injury. From Page 23 The defensive specialist is exsome different defenses pected back soon. “If we brought our A game and put Heynan at setter. Cheshire didn’t miss a beat. it would have been a lot difHeynan (eight assists, three ferent in this gym,” Petrucelli kills, two digs) won six more said. “We need to recognize our strengths and weaknesses service points. Sheehan coach Grace as a team on the court.” Petrucelli finished the game McCarthy said she was impressed with the Rams’ with eight kills. Teammate Makayla Ricci put up nine aggressiveness. “I think we lack that,” kills and two blocks. Cheshire improved to a McCarthy said. “We get timid and we start playing like that. spotless 15-0 overall and 7-0 The game is half mental and in the Housy. “We always aspire to cerit looked like we were defeated early. We did a lot of tain goals every year,” senior watching. We need to play co-captain Becca Ligi said. “It’s nice to have another title with that same aggression.” Sheehan is 8-7 overall and under our belt to show how 1-5 in the Housy. Petrucelli hard we worked for it.” Another Cheshire co-capplayed the last two games tain, Eryn Dorsey, said playwith a dislocated thumb. The Titans were also with- ers on the team genuinely like out starting libero Katie Read, each other and want to see

knew we were going to be a the team succeed. “We want to go out with strong team this year with a a bang. I think every senior lot of really good returning class does,” Dorsey said. “It’s players. We are pleasantly just nice that we won this and surprised in how well we it’s a really nice feeling. We have done.”

Cheshire’s Eva Whelan taps the ball over the net as Sheehan’s Briana Petrucelli defends. | (Dave Zajac/Special to The Citizen)

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with 85. The Rams got their additional scoring from Camille Lewis (29th, 21:00), Liz Cunningham (32nd, 21:03), Kimberly Grove (34th, 21:04) and Erin Strahley (35th, 21:04). Runners finishing first through 12th in both the boys and girls meet are first-team All-SCC. Those finishing 13th through 24th were named to the second team. In the boys race, Cheshire’ Russell Adam and Lucas Marcouiller finished seventh and ninth, respectively, to lead the Rams to a third-place performance. Adam and Marcouiller recorded matching times of 16:34 over the 3.1-mile course. Rafael Phillips was 14th at 16:54 for Cheshire. Fairfield Prep won the team competition with 56 points. Cheshire finished 13 points behind second-place Amity with 89. Volleyball Cheshire 3, Foran 1: Becca Ligi had 12 kills and six digs to lead the third-ranked Rams (16-0) to a 25-22, 25-13, 20-25, 25-10 victory over Foran in an SCC match at Cheshire High. Maria Buzzelli and Phoebe Carmichael paced the Cheshire defense with 13 and 10 digs, respectively. Buzzelli knocked down a pair of aces.



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Shabet said, adding that he was thrilled that so many students at the high school are interested. Romano said she became interested after reading a book on child abuse. The club will hold fundraisers to raise money to send a child to Connecticut’s Royal Kids, a camp for abused youngsters, she said. Romano said that she also plans to work at the Royal Kids camp. She said she was getting texts and requests from students she didn’t even know about the club. “I like that a student saw enough of a need to raise awareness,” said club advisor and math teacher Taryn DiSorbo. The group has its first official meeting Oct. 24 after school. There, officers and other assignments will be made, DiSorbo and Romano said. One of the goals of the club, Romano said, is to teach students how to look for signs of abuse. For more information about the Exchange Club of Cheshire, contact Mike Shabet at (203) 271-0712.

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Wallingford meeting Eagles Toastmasters Club: 7:15 p.m. Parks and Recreation, 6 Fairfield Boulevard. The non-profit educational club meets the first and third Monday of the month. Guests are welcome. For information, call Ian at (203) 284-2022, email ianbr, or visit


Wallingford breakfast VFW Post 591: 8 - 10:30 a.m. VFW Post 591, 23 Prince St. For information, call (203) 269-7114.

Wed. Nov. 6


Southington Adult Swim Meet for YMCA Livestrong cancer survivors: 8 a.m. Southington Cheshire Community YMCA, 29 High St. All proceeds benefit the YMCA Livestrong program for adult cancer survivors. To register and for information, call Barbara Glaude at (860) 426-9553, email to bglaude@sccymca. org or visit www.sccymca. org.


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SUBARU Impreza 2010, all wheel drive, good cond. 15,000 remaining miles on factory warranty. $12,500. Call George 860-256-7161

Boats and Motors

Houses For Sale

KayaK 14’. Necky Zoar Sport with Rudder, Lime Green, with cockpit cover. $650. Call 860 645-7245.

Help Wanted GMC CANYON 2006 4 WD, Crew Cab SLE2 Stock # 1404 $14,988

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E-2 licensed Electrician or 4 yearApprentice. Residential, Industrial, Commercial. Competitive wages and benefits package. Call (203) 272-9521 EOE


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Help Wanted

SOUTHINGTON. 40 Cornerstone. List Price $164,900. Beautiful townhouse located in the heart of Plantsville CT. A small complex conv to everything. Updated kitchen, baths, c/a, and natural gas. Move right in! Contact listing agent for information. Rob Marucci 203-756-2520.


Houses For Rent CHESHIRE 4 BR, 3 Bath house on quiet cul-de-sac. $1875. Length of rent negotiable & can be under 1 yr. Call Mark for details 860-604-4747 . WALLINGFORD 3 bedroom, centrally located, in pull parking, central air, no pets. 2 months security. $1350/mo. 203-317-9824

Condos For Rent WALLINGFORDTownhouse 2BR, W/D hookup, off street parking, and good location. $950. Call 203-848-9233.

Apartments For Rent

Apartments For Rent

Apartments For Rent

FALL SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR $695/month. HEAT, HOT WATER & ELECTRIC INCLUDED. Private Balcony. 203-639-4868

MERIDEN 2 BRs Heat & hot water included. Off street parking. $900/ mo. 203-639-8751

SOUTHINGTON Immed Occup 2 BR apt, large kit w/ ref & range. Ample storage space, off st parking, safe, quiet residential neighborhood. 1st flr. No smoking, no pets. $875 plus utils. Call 860 628-8386

MER. Furn. Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 2nd flr. Studio, $180/wk+ sec. 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm

Meriden 1023 Old Colony Rd. 2 BR Avail. Starting at $800. Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016

MERIDEN 2/3BR, 2nd Fl. Spacious, Modern. Appliances incl. Off st parking. Sec 8 Approved. $800 + sec. Interested? Call Judy 203 927-8215 Meriden 2-3 BR 2nd Floor Apt. Freshly painted. Nice area w/parking. $850/mo incl. fridge & stove, w/d hookup. No utils, pets or smoking. 1 yr lease. Credit check & refs. req. Sec & 1st mo rent. 203-608-8348. MERIDEN- 2 bedroom, 2nd floor, newly remodeled, appliances included, washer/ dryer hookup, fenced in backyard. Section 8 welcome. $780. 203-671-3112.

Apartments For Rent

MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd Floor Eat-In Kitchen, Washer Hookup, Off Street Parking. $780 Per Month + Security Call 860 508-6877

CHESHIRE 2BR, recently renovated, upgraded BA & Kitchen, on site laundry, heat & HW included. $1200/mo. 203-927-9909

MERIDEN 2 BR, Large 3rd Fl Apt. Appliances incl. Off street parking. Freshly painted. $775 + security. Cook Ave. (203) 314-4964

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CHEVY UPLANDER 2006 4 Door, WB FWD, LS, Auto Stock# 1424 $10,988

MERIDEN - 4 bdrm off street parking, 1 car garage, nice back yard. $1,050/mo. Call 917-365-0888 MERIDEN 4 BR, 2 BA, 2nd Flr. $995/mo. 3 BR, $975, heat & hw included. 1 BR $695 w/ heat & hw. Avail. immed. Sec & utils. 203-886-8808 MERIDEN Near Hubbard Park. 2nd Fl. 2 BR. Appliances, WD hookup. off st parking. No smoking. Small dog allowed. $975. (860) 344-1957 MERIDEN-WALLINGFORD Line Large Modern 1 & 2 BR Condo. Laundry. No pets. $675 & $875 + Utils. Call (203) 245-9493 SOUTHINGTON 1 BR, 4 Rms, 1st Fl . Appls. Off st parking. Newly renovated. No smoking. No pets. $740. (860) 6214463 or 860 302-6051 SOUTHINGTON 3 bedrm, large apt. 1st floor, finished bsmt. $1,250/mo. plus 1 mo. sec. 860-797-4674

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WALFD 2 BR, 2nd Fl, Glass Porch, Appli., WD Hookup, Storage, Off St. Parking, No Pets, Very clean. Owner/ Agent $825 203 269-7348

Buying? Selling? Marketplace is the answer. WALLINGFORD 1st Fl. Oversized 1 BR. So. Main St. Brand new applis, carpeting. Off st parking. WD Hookup. No pets. 2 mos sec. $895. 203 623-0987 WALLINGFORD 2BR, 2nd fl, lg rooms, huge kitchen. Two 12x14BRs. New bathroom, sunporch. No pets/smoking. $795/mo+dep. Refs plus background ck. Quiet neighborhood. (860) 777-5116 WALLINGFORD 2BR apt., very neat/clean, lndry hkups, off st. prkg, appl. incl., no smoking/pets. $900/mo, 1 month sec. 203-631-5219

Help Wanted

HELP WANTED Freelance photographers needed to take photos at local community events for online photo galleries. Flexible schedule. Must have digital camera, reliable internet connection and experience interacting with the public. Paid per project. Serious candidates may reply with photo samples to

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A30 Thursday, October 24, 2013 Apartments For Rent Wallingford 4 Rms, 2 BRs. Off Street Parking. Duplex on cul-de-sac. No pets. $900+ utilities. (203) 284-1853 WALLINGFORD 5 RM, 2BR. Off st parking. WD hookup. Close to Train and Bus. (203) 269-1865 WALLINGFORD Cute 2 BR Townhouse, end unit. Full bsmnt. WD hookup. Private entrance. Off street parking. Walk to school. $875/mo 2 mos sec + application fee. No pets. 203-284-0597

Lawn and Garden

LAWN MoWer, Ariens, Wide Area Walk Mower, Model WAW1034, 34 inch cut. Exc Condition. $1100. Please Call: 203-235-4640

Furniture & Appliances

WALLINGFORD Lovely, Lge Furnished Bdrm, Rec Rm & Bath. All Utils, TV, Cable, Refrig, Freezer & Laundry Included. 203 269-8166.

Garage and Storage Space WLFD. Garage for rent, 19x35, 10x10 overhead door, side walk in doors, YALESVILLE area. 203641-4746

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

Pets For Sale BEAUTIFUL PUPPIES FOR SALE! Father: Italian Cane Corso Mastiff - Blue Bloodline. Mother: American Pitbull Terrier, Razors Edge Blue Bloodline. Blue & fawn male and females available now! Exceptional family dogs! Priced $600-$800. Call Jason - 203-980-6186 LOVING PUPS Reduced puppies for adoption. To view the puppies & notice of our next adoption day event, visit us at www.LOVINGpups.cOm Or Call 828-208-0757 Meriden and Wallingford Veterinary associates now offers wellness care packages. from puppies to kittens, that can include spay and neuters, to senior plans that can include dentals. Packages are discounted from regular fees and monthly payments are set up. call us with more information on this great deal. 203-634-1333

PILOT 2310 3 Wheel Scooter w/battery & charger. 47”L, 22”W. 3 yrs old. hand controls, side mirrors, 2 baskets. $1500. (203) 269-6238 PRO Aluminum Brake, 10 1/2’, $1000. Call 203-8152855. SNOWBLOWER 2 Stage, 8 HP 24” Yard Machine. $375. (203) 237-3790

TORO SR4 190cc Lawnmower GTS Super Recycler, self propel, mulcher w/bag, 6.5 HP, Elec start, 21” Heavy duty. Built to last 25 yrs. Faithfully maintained, must sell. Just tuned up. $375/BO. 4 yrs old. (203) 500-3292

Rooms For Rent

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

Miscellaneous For Sale

Find everything at our Marketplace.

WLFD. 2 BR 2nd floor, stove, fridge, washer/dryer hookups. $885/mo + 1 month security, lease, off street parking, 203-430-4373

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

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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 9:30-5 Thurs 9:30-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4

TRIGGER Poplin, used for house banners, many colors and yardage. Donna Dewberry painting books, DVD’s, VHS instructional videos, supplies and paints. Great prices. 860621-3253

Yakima Kayak Stacker Rack with 48” round bars. $75. Call 860-645-7245.

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BEST SEASONED FIREWOOD In the state. Full cords $200, half cords $125. Cut & split. 18-20” Delivery or Pick Up. 203-294-1775

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

EARLY SALE! Cleanest seasoned firewood in the state! $210 Full cord delivered. Discounts over 2, over 4 and picked up. South Meriden. MikE 203 631-2211

See the great selection of used cars in Marketplace. Moving MUST SELL Six months old Frigidaire Black Gas stove, asking $550. Call after 3 p.m. Call (203) 907-9758

Miscellaneous For Sale BEHR premium plus, 5 gallons, ultra, exterior house paint, flat, matte, cayman, bay, blue, $15/gallon. Call 860-621-3253 Mountain Bike. Specialized Rock Hopper with RockShox, Purple/Blue with Speedometer. $250. Call 860 645-7245. ORIENTAL RUG 9x13. Beautiful pattern. Asking $1,000 Or best offer. Call (203) 699-5464

Wanted to Buy 2ND Generation Buys Napier & costume jewelry, old lamps & shades, old bookends, Winchester items, old Xmas, old toys, estates. 203 639-1002 AARON’S BUYING Old Machinist Tools, Lathes, Bench Tools Hand Tools, Much More. (203) 525-0608


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It’s All Here! (203) 238-1953 ANYTHING OLD WE BUY! (Call Us) FRANK’S (203) 284-3786

Antiques & Collectibles THE Old brick factory, indoor & outdoor. Antique & vintage collectible. Sat & Sun, 9-3, 387 So. Colony St, Meriden, 203-600-5075.

DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Collectibles, Jewelry & Silver, China, glass, Military, Musical. Anything Old & Unusual. Single item to an Estate. 203 235-8431

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

Wanted to Buy 1, 2 or 3 Items or an estate $$$ CA$H $$$ 203-237-3025 ESTATE SALE SERVICE Costume Jewelry, Antiques, paintings, Meriden-made items, toys, lamps 1-2 ITEMS Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture, 50’s Items. Whole Estates 203 238-3499

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

DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Collectibles, Jewelry & Silver. China, Glass, Military, Musical. Anything old & unusual. Single item to an estate. 203-235-8431 WANTED Swords, daggers, helmets, medals etc. Call 203-238-3308

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Thursday, October 24, 2013


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ALYSSA DR DR 1414 ALYSSA Cheshire Cheshire

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14 ALYSSA DR Cheshire Cheshire


14 ALYSSA ALYSSA DR DR 14 Cheshire Cheshire


Neighborhood ranch in South end of Cheshire w/ refinished hardwood floors. Spacious first floor family room w/ access to fenced-in area of backyard.

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Gorgeous and peaceful. Beautiful wooded lot on Bethany Mountain Road. Backs up to State Forest property. OR purchase 3.6 acres for $229,900!

Since 1969, we’ve helped over 40,000 families just like yours find their homes throughout Connecticut. We’ve built relationships throughout Since 1969, we’ve helped over 40,000 families just like yours find their homes our towns while learning all the hidden gems, throughout Connecticut. We’ve built relationships throughout our towns while nooksgems, and nooks crannies from the totothe valleys, learning all the hidden and crannies from hills, the hills, the valleys, to the shoreline. Because we know Main Street is our street too. to the shoreline. Because we know Main Street is WE ARE YOUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE our street too. COMPANY.


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Cheshire Citizen Oct. 24, 2013

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