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EAST WINDSOR -- Wearing yellow and black, the 84 members of the East Windsor High School Class of 2015 graduated June 18 at Maneeley’s in South Windsor. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, led by members of the class who are entering the military, the class observed a moment of silence for Nicole Weed and Brooke Wormstedt, two class members who were killed in separate accidents. Interim Superintendent of Schools Christine DeBarge told the class there are no shortcuts to success. “There is no elevator to success. You must take the stairs,” she said. Members of the Concert Choir performed “Together We Are One.” Salutatorian Gabrielle Ladany told her classmates that “senior year is the last memories,” recalling Homecoming and Spirit Week, especially the Homecoming game. Valedictorian Wayne Osborn, who also is the class president, said that every year was a struggle for his class, with

Celebrating before the East Windsor High School graduation are, from left, Lauren Mooney, Geminy Maldonado, Rachel Paleski and Justin Bohner. teachers leaving, curriculum changes and the loss of classmates to fatal accidents. He noted that the class had organized scholarship funds in the memory of Weed and Wormstedt. The commencement speaker was

retiring teacher Richard Shonty. He said it is like he is graduating too, since he is leaving after a 37-year teaching career. Principal Edward Keleher then presented diplomas to the school’s 59th graduating class.

The Board of Finance on June 10 set a $36,356,748 budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year, following the defeat of a

third budget referendum on June 9 by a vote of 591-387. Under the town charter, a budget with a 2 percent increase over the current year’s budget is automatically enacted since voters had not approved a budget after three referendums. The Finance Board set the budget at $12,718,565 for the town, $910,275 for capital improvements, $1,109,905 for debt service and $21,618,004 for the Board of Education. The budget carries a mill rate of 30.31, a 0.563 percent increase over the current mill rate of 29.78. A mill represents $1 in tax for every $1,000 of assessed property value. Town officials had originally sought a 6.25 percent increase budget. “The cost of utilities, supplies and personnel has increased more than 2 percent each year. To account for these contractual increases, the town has reduced the non-fixed budget lines to the point that the town’s buildings and roads are in dire need of repair,” town officials said in a budget flier.

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Ellington Revision Commission Considers Changes

By Linda Tishler Levinson ELLINGTON - The Charter Revision Commission is considering changes to the town’s form of government. Often, when towns reach a population of about 15,000, as Ellington has, it is time to look at whether the town meeting/selectmen/first selectman form of government still works best for that town, First Selectman Maurice Blanchette said. “Typically, changes in a form of government come about when a town has a big problem,” Blanchette said, adding the town has the opportunity to look at this before there is such a problem. “I think the town could gain from a professional person,” he said, pointing to the advantages of having someone with education credentials in governing and the experience of working in town government. So far, the charter commission has spoken with the town managers of Winchester and Coventry to learn about their duties and experiences. The commission also plans to hear from a town administrator. Resident state troopers Since Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has yet to sign the state budget passed by the General Assembly, Blanchette said the town remains in limbo as to its costs for resident state troopers. The governor had been seeking to end any state subsidies for resident state troopers. Currently, the town pays 70 percent of the cost, while the state pays 30 percent. The Legislature’s budget increases the town’s percentage of the cost to 85 percent for the first two troopers and 100 percent after that. Ellington has five resident state troopers, including a sergeant. This also has complicated the contract process with the troopers union, Blanchette. Their contract was scheduled to expire June 30, but with the state budget not yet settled, they have not yet presented a contract proposal

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ELLINGTON - The District 8 Junior League semifinals and championship game were played on Saturday, June 20, in Windsor Locks. In the first semifinal game Stafford came from a 5-0 deficit to defeat Somers 6-5. In the second semifinal game Ellington held off Enfield 6-4 behind five strong innings from Nathan Clapp. In the championship game at Veterans Park in Windsor Locks, Ellington defeated Stafford 10-9 in extra innings on a walk-off balk. Gavin Laughlan pitched the final two shutout innings for the win. Laughlan, Paul Guglietta and Jacob Edelstein all had two hits for Ellington. Stafford’s standout players were: Julien Rivas (pitching), Jeff Kology (fielding and hitting) and Kyle Bradley (fielding).  Back row (left to right): Coach Mike Guglietta, Connor Clapp, Gavin Laughlan, Coach Jim Laughlan, Nick Pellitier, Jacob Edelstein, Alex Slotter, Jamer Forbes, Colin Garrow, Coach Steve Clapp. Front row (left to right): Manager Gary Frye, Jordan Jackson, Paul Guglietta, Jake Frye, Matt Mayne, Nathan Clapp, Coach Jess Edelstein. Missing: Jon Conte

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ENFIELD - The weather may have been unsettled outside, but inside Enrico Fermi High School on June 23 there was a gymnasium full of proud friends and family gathered to watch the 211 graduates cross the stage with their diploma in hand. A warning of strong storms pushed the annual ceremony inside, but students did not let the change of venue dampen their spirits. Bagpipers led the administration, Board of Education, faculty and the Class of 2015 into the gymnasium. Shannon Connery sang the national anthem and then Class President Emily Miclon greeted the graduates and guests. She referred to her fellow students as an extraordinary class that has left its Fermi legacy. Emily’s twin sister Jessica, class vice president, announced that the class would be making a donation to programs that will help with the merger of the town’s two high schools. Fermi High School is expected to merge with a newly expanded and renovated Enfield High School in the fall of 2016. Jessica

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door seating to be enjoyed once construction is complete. Salutatorian Samantha Richards spoke to how the Class of 2015 has been expected to adapt to changes ever since they were in third grade. She reminded the audience that the class was the first to have to take the state’s mastery test and when they ended their time at their elementary schools they became the first class to have to take the science mastery test for the state. They were the experimental class for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium testing. She added that was not all that changed for the students. “Our lunches were reformed to become more nutritious - a change we embraced eventually.” The most recent adapting they had to face was construction at their high school. She acknowledged that change is part of life and concluded with a quote from Gail Sheehy: “If we don’t change we don’t grow. If we don’t grow we aren’t really living.”

Valedictorian Kyle Fujio told the audience that he is not the only valedictorian in the class. He shared with the group that he is strong in math, but acknowledges that there are skills that some of his other classmates are stronger in than he is. He recommended to the audience that if they have troubles with their car they would be better suited to ask Technology Education Department Scholar Angelo Bosco for help over him. He told the group that if they were looking for the school’s strongest athlete, that they should think of Tyrik Henry and/or Olivia Caronna. He said everyone in the class has their own skills that make them stand out. “We are all valedictorians in our own way.” He shared that his strength is in math and his passion is technology. He said after taking two computer science classes at Enfield High School and one at Asnuntuck Community College, during his junior year in high school, he realized that he wanted to become a computer science major, and that is what he will do at the University of

Connecticut. Both Superintendent Jeffrey Schumann and Board of Education Chair Thomas Sirard shared advice with the class. The high school’s new principal, Andrew Longey, shared his best wishes with the graduates and told them they must create their own future: “I hope you will be kind, caring and someone who gives freely to others.”

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SOMERS - On June 18 at 6 p.m. 123 students walked proudly down the aisle surrounded on both sides by family and friends. Tears were notably wiped away by some as they watched their graduating loved ones move toward their last place to be seated before becoming a graduate of Somers High School. The presentation that awaited the students would prove to be an inspiring one with stories of perseverance, overcoming obstacles, and the importance of family and community and never giving up. Principal Gary Cotzin in an uplifting, caring and sincere goodbye to the graduating class said, “Do not give up your dreams. Believe in what you are doing. Remember your caring families and support from the community. We will miss you at Somers High School.” Superintendent Maynard M. Suffredini Jr. inspired the students with the story of Leonardo Del Vecchio. A man whose father died before

Leonardo’s birth and whose mother was engulfed in poverty and was unable to support him. “Leonardo was an orphan with sparse living conditions, against all odds would become a high school graduate. He would work as an apprentice making spectacle parts,” Dr. Suffredini said. “Del Vecchio is now one of the

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STAFFORD - Stafford High School’s Class of 2015 had 82 graduates, with almost half receiving honors (15) and high honors (22). Nick Girard was valedictorian and class president. Isabella Ostrowski was class vice president and salutatorian. As a small class they were all very close. As a class they were given advice to use the uncertainty of the future to their advantage to find their

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CSF of Stafford Springs

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Citizens’ Scholarship Founda Found oundation of Stafford was founded in 1962 for the purpose of awarding scholarships to assist students from Stafford and Union seeking education beyond the secondary level. With this year’s award of $91,000 to 26 young people, the foundation has awarded $1,489,530 to 1,498 students. Contributions are greatly appreciated and can be designated to one of the existing funds or to the CSF of Stafford General Fund. They may be sent to: CSF of Stafford c/o Rose Roszczewski,Treasurer P.OO. Box 25, Stafford Springs, CT 06076

HAILEY EBENSTEIN John E. Julian Michael & Vickie Julian Marjorie PP. Dobson Stafford Savings Bank Wayne Gaudreau Stephen B. Skelton William FF.. Richards Stafford High School Class of 1986 Anita Julian Salvatrice “Sally” Italia Eleanore Knowlton Stramiello

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DANIELLE DAANIELLE MOORE Mary Ellen Glover Jennifer A. Stone Stafford Crusaders Robert Barber Robert F.F. Klecak Ephrain & Marion Mirza Alexander D. MacDonnell Jason A. McQuaid Jeremy Bergeron Nicholas H. Booth

ANYAMANEE ANY YAMANEE SAKSRI Emily L. & John R. Sullivan Marla Sullivan TTM Technologies, Inc. Scott C. Stelmak Estate of John M. Patten Charles W. W. & Jean C. Schwanda Benjamin PP. & Marguerite M. Cooley Benedict & Josephine Schwanda Stafford Rotary Club - Robert B. Schwanda Stafford Springs Congregational Church

TYLER JETMORE Stafford Rotary Club - Robert Campbell Marshall “Mushy” & Dorothy O. Bellante Anna & Arthur Furness Sr. Timothy Beverage Linatex of America - Ashworth N. Stull Richard H. Willis Alexander Warren Henry J. Tonidandel George Turschmann Penny-Hanley & Howley - Anna Chilkowitch

SHANE KALETTE CSEA Local 2001 Stafford Chapter Stafford Rotary Club - Joseph A. Introvigne John & Matilda A. Spusta Festi John E. Festi TTM TTechnolog echnologies, Inc Arthur J. & Julia M. Clapprood Stafford Rotary Club - Dr. Joseph Amanti Joshua R. Smialek Stafford Men’s Softball - Walter DaDalt Jeffrey FF.. Braun

CORINE ORINE SYLVAIN SYLLV VAIN Marilyn C. & Raphael A. Bachiochi Charles “Whitie” Heuitson Elmo & Marjorie Serafin West Stafford Parent Teacher’s Organization Tina McEwen Stafford Seniors Association, Inc Stafford Women’s Club Robert J. Sr. & Richard Verlik Lisa Marie Toman Harriet Fiore

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Stafford Republicans Peterr FF.. Locke, Jr. Ellen Champagne Moulton Mildred PP.. DeCarli Michael Peter Ference & Sandra J. Ference

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TAYLOR TAYLOR GLAESER -CHARTER -CHARTER Stafford Lions Club Memorial - Armand J. & Mildred Cambria, Silvio S. DaDalt, Albert A. DeNunzio, Orlando FFrrancini, Michael J. Gregorio Mary Muzio Chamberlain Harry & Ida Fontanella Ellen Senechal Windham/Toolland 8 & 40 Kathleen Ann Dombek

KEIGHLEE SZAFIR Estate of John M. Patten Frederick & Jennie Kisselstein Stafford Lions Club Memorial - Armand J. & Mildred Cambria, Silvio S. DaDalt, Albert A. DeNunzio, Orlando FFrrancini, Michael J. Gregorio Rev Kenneth J. Post & John Harker Ronnie DaRos

JENNIFER ZEIGER Stafford Savings Bank Estate of John M. Patten Stafford Rotary Club - William Sorensen John W. Zelz Lisa Cheman

CHEYANNE CHEY YANNE AN LITVINCHYK Barbara-Ann Kenny Elderkin Estate of John M. Patten Walter J & Eunice M. Skopek Stafford Rotary Club

MICHAEL NIEVES Stafford Rotary Club - Ronald E. Ambrosi Estate of John M. Patten Eleanore Knowlton Stramiello Cuno, Inc

KYLE RAMSEY Estate of John M. Patten

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HEIDI RICHARDS Estate of John M. Patten Patricia Lusa Katie M. Waugh Wolcott Lodge #60

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MEGAN FONICELLO Bernard & Josephine Armstrong Benjamin Arnold Florence May & Charles Stevens Benjamin Muzio Stafford Fish & Game Club Estate of John M. Patten Timothy R. Haraghey

SHANNON HUDA HUDA Ruth K Matteson Gnutti Stafford Rotary Club - Etalo “Pic”Gnutti Stafford Rotary Club - Earl Witt Janet Hopko

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Suffield Grads Told To Trust the Education They Received

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By Lisa Stone

SUFFIELD - The Suffield High School Class of 2015 graduated on June 20 on the Suffield High Athletic Field. Friends and family packed the bleachers and lined the fences as the graduating class entered the field. With the band playing and people cheering, the soon to be graduates found their seats and the ceremony began. After leading the salute to the flag, Brendan Canny, the assistant principal, turned the microphone over to the class president, Taylor Schwab. She welcomed all of the guests and thanked them for sharing their most important day with the Class of 2015. FREE Beginning Knitting Lessons Sundays @ 2:30 p.m.

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The 2015 Lamborghini Huracán: Civil and Exhilarating

Automotive

By Keith Griffin OK, so maybe there are only a few people in a position to make a 2015 Lamborghini Huracán their daily driver. After spending 72 hours with one recently, I discovered it’s possible – not likely, but possible. That impression dawned on me less than 24 hours after accepting delivery. Looking for the best possible light I set out at 5 a.m. to capture some photos. An hour into my drive, I came to the realization that this $282,125 supercar (including a $3,495 destination charge) is a civil ride when not being pushed. But, oh, does it like to be pushed. With its 610 horsepower, 5.2-liter, V10 engine, the Lamborghini Huracán is capable of more than 200 mph. I came nowhere near that speed in three days because I’m not crazy nor do I have access to a track. However, there’s every indication great power awaits when you can accelerate from 0-60 in 3.1 seconds. The duality of this Lamborghini between civility and supercar is achieved through the use of three settings that control the transmission, engine, torque split between the axles, steering input and damper settings. They are: strada (street); sport, which offers higher rev shifts, firmer suspension and tighter handling; and corsa. The latter is the track setting. There’s really no reason to stray beyond the sport setting. For one, engaging corsa means using the paddle shifters for the 7-speed, dual clutch automatic transmission in full manual mode. There’s no way all but

one-tenth of one percent of drivers could shift more quickly than the automatic can. It makes the lack of a manual transmission option a non-factor. Only those with swelled egos think they could shift better. Visibility might be the only factor making this a slightly difficult daily driver. The optional rear backup camera, at $3,900, is absolutely necessary. Also, changing lanes without lane departure warning means you better have your mirrors set correctly. Safety is not an area of concern. The Huracán is equipped with a power vacuum brake system with ABS, electronic stability control, front dual-stage driver and passenger airbags, side head-thorax airbags, and front knee airbags. Of course, no car, whether costing $20,000 or 14

times that, could be considered a daily driver if it weren’t comfortable. The Huracán is surprisingly comfortable with a lot of interior space. Sure, there’s little trunk space to speak of in this mid-engine car, but you could pack two soft-sided bags for a weekend getaway. Speaking of the trunk, you have to love a car that is equipped with Lamborghini leather gloves so you don’t get your hands dirty when changing a tire. As if people who can afford Lamborghinis would ever deign to change their own tires. The interior controls and dashboard are well laid out. The 12.3-inch digital instrument panel has easy-to-understand graphics. The start button underneath the flip-up cover and toggle switches used for things like shutting down the stability control add a jet cockpit

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Strife Exists within Police Department Over Sanctions

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SUFFIELD -- The turmoil within the Police Department continues, with the Suffield Police Union calling for the ouster of Police Chief Michael Manzi and Police Capt. Craig Huntley and the release of an internal department report on the firing of dispatcher Stacey Robins and the order of counseling for Officer

Jeffrey Reynolds. On June 17, the union issued a letter of “no confidence” in the police chief and captain, saying both have “displayed their lack of leadership, integrity and professionalism, which has since destroyed the morale within the department and has had a devastating effect on the functionality of the Suffield Police

Department.” First Selectman Edward McAnaney, who said he supports the chief and captain, said the report has confirmed information about the dispatcher and the officer. “Frankly, she confirmed our belief,” he said of Robins, who the report found was to have been intoxicated on the job. The first selectman said Robins received treatment provided by the town, prior to her dismissal, but that she again was found to be intoxicated while on the job. She has since filed a grievance in response to her dismissal, McAnaney said. Reynolds, McAnaney said, was coun-

seled for neglecting his duties, having been found in the report to have been parked behind tobacco sheds or on isolated roads while he was to have been on traffic patrol. Reynolds is suing the town in federal court, claiming he was threatened by his superiors after he and another officer reported that the dispatcher had been intoxicated while on the job. The union’s letter questions the validity of the internal investigation, saying it was biased. A copy of the internal investigation report is available on the town’s website, Suffieldtownhall.com.

State Rep Addresses Constituents

State Rep. Tami Zawistowski was at the Suffield Senior Center on June 22 to give constituents an update about what transpired during the 2015 legislative session, and she answered their questions and concerns about state government. Zawistowski serves the 61st General Assembly District that covers Suffield, East Granby, and part of Windsor.

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