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EAST WINDSOR - East Windsor High School’s music department has multiple reasons to be proud of its students. Last month the department took 69 students to Hershey, Penn., to participate in Music in the Parks. The group was comprised of 43 students from the band, 26 students from the high school’s chorus, and six students from the high school’s color guard. The competition is one of several high school music festivals held across the country. Music in the Parks, according to its website, was founded in 1980. It hosts more than 220,000 music students each year at festivals held in the United States and Canada. One out of every ten music departments in the United States is a guest of Music in the Parks each year, according to the organization. It was a sweet return to a competition that East Windsor High School Music Director Tracie Canestrari said the high school hasn’t attended in a number of years. The students were exposed to a wide

range of styles of music as they prepared for the competition. The band performed: Allegro Barbaro by Bela Bartok arr. Tom Wallace and A Hero’s Welcome by Christopher Salerno, while the chorus performed Kyrie by Andrea Klouse, and more contemporary arrangements including, I’m Goin’ Home by Jay Althouse and Sally Albrecht, and Bridge Over Troubled Water by Paul Simon arranged by Kirby Shaw. The marching band performed Cupid Shuffle arranged by Tim Waters. It was an exciting trip for all of the students, with each group earning accolades and trophies. Several families drove to Pennsylvania to cheer the students on. “We had a crew of eight amazing parent chaperones who accompanied us on the trip,” said the music director. All three groups earned a first place rating in Division A (less than 500 students in the school) at the festival. It was the culmination of a busy year for the students, and the department. "This year the EWHS Music

Department has hosted two successful benefit concerts,” said Canestrari. She said donations collected at their April concert, were donated to the East Windsor Lions Charities. The second concert’s beneficiary was selected by East Windsor High School music student Jessalyn Smith. The charity “Alive Inside” was chosen by the student as part of her National Honor Society project. "She introduced research regarding music and memory to our audience and held raffles to raise money for the organization,” said the music director, who added," One of our goals as a department is to be active, positive members in our community through music."

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EAST WINDOR - East Windsor Veterans Commission in conjunction with American Legion Barry-Poulter Post 40 proudly plans to build a Veterans Memorial Green to be located at the Joe Tracy Veterans Memorial green on the corner of Bridge and Main streets to honor all veterans who have served and in some cases made the ultimate sacrifice in the United States Armed Services. In the area surrounding the monuments the commission will be installing dedication pavers. This project is being funded 100 percent through "free will" donations and as a part of the fund raising effort individuals will be able to purchase these 6" x 9" pavers (which will include 3 lines of 18 letters) to remember and honor their loved ones. The pavers can memorialize a veteran living or deceased, a loved one or even the name of the supporter purchasing the paver. Pavers are $35 each. If you would like to purchase a paver or know of someone who would please contact the East Windsor Veterans Commission, the American Legion Post 40 or the East Windsor Town Hall. You can also find information on the Facebook page East Windsor Veterans Commission.

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especially the teachers who are here tonight, for being the foundation of our education. It is my belief that teachers are often times unrecognized for all their efforts, but without them we would not be prepared for college, and we certainly would not be sitting here right now. And the teachers at East Windsor High School are truly phenomenal.” In her valedictory address, Resto said her father has been her biggest inspiration in life. She said he often reminds her that everything happens for a reason. “But if everything happens for a reason, what about high school?” she asked. “We were here because we were always destined to be here,” she said. “And not only did East Windsor High School need us, but we needed East Windsor High School.” She urged the class to find their purpose in life.

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“Each of you has a purpose in life. Go out and find it. And fulfill it. I hope you can wake up every morning and say, ‘I love the life I have made for myself, and I love the person I have become.’ “ Salutatorian Debora HernandezRamos asked her classmates to consider what success is and how it is measured. “You cannot be successful if one doesn’t accomplish anything; you have to put in work. However, a strong will, passion and a drive to stride toward those goals and those accomplishments are also necessary for success. Finally, personal growth and self-improvement need to occur. For you cannot be consid-

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VERNON - Strong Family Farm is looking for people to join its campaign. Except there will be no speeches, no vague policy stances, no bumper stickers and no knocking on doors. They want you on the team as they preserve and protect the iconic Strong Family Farm on West Road in Vernon. The white farmhouse has been home to seven generations of Strong family

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182 members of Ellington High School’s Class of 2016 graduate By Deborah Stauffer

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ELLINGTON - It was an almost perfect spring sky with a hint of that familiar Ellington “scent.” Together with the crisp sound of a bagpipe and an anxiously awaiting audience, the stage was set for the June 10 graduation of 182 members of the Ellington High School class of 2016 on the school’s soccer field. Principal Neil Rinaldi acknowledged some of the class achievements, with some help from a few of them who popped up in the crowd wearing microphones. They said a record number of students in this class were in honors, UCONN and AP courses as well as 15 percent of the class earned honor roll status every quarter since freshmen year. Another was that the Ellington Community Scholarship Association awarded to 56 students $100,000 in scholarships. Rinaldi commended the graduates for setting the bar amazingly high for those who follow in their footsteps. He went on to congratulate the students on proving themselves to be outstanding collaborators, communicators, critical thinkers, innovators and honorable individuals. Common sentiments of thanks to parents, teachers and coaches were conveyed from several members of the graduating class. Class presi-

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Class President Daniel Joy giving his speech laboration and hard work that made all memory to it right before their name was of the events a success. They reminded called to receive their diploma. No doubt the class to stay humble and kind. many reiterated the words spoken that A cardboard student wearing a cap night: Be unique, be yourself, be a and gown was placed off to the side of leader, don’t be afraid of the unknown the graduates and many of the graduates and go beyond your comfort zone. pinned some words of wisdom or a

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Above, First Selectman Lori Spielman presents outgoing Selectman A. Leo Miller with a replica of the town clock and thanks him for his service. At left, Selectman Aaron J. Foster is sworn in by Town Clerk Diane McKeegan on June 13. Photos by Fred Bird Photography

ELLINGTON — With the resignation of Selectman A. Leo Miller, the town has a new selectman, Democrat Aaron J. Foster. He was sworn in on June 13. Miller, who served on the Board of Selectmen for 15 years, announced in June he would be retiring from the board. “When he came into my office to tell me, I was so sad,” First Selectman Lori Spielman said. “He’s a wonderful, wonderful man, and he gave so much to the town, and he’ll definitely be missed.” Foster, who had been serving as chairman of the Housing Authority, is a civil engineer and is the president of the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers, Younger Members Group. “I believe that as a civil engineer I can bring expertise in infrastructure to help support Ellington in improving its build-

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ENFIELD - Enrico Fermi High School’s band performed the music of With Each Sunset (Comes the Promise of a New Day) by Richard Saucedo, before they led Fermi’s final senior class of Falcons on to the field with the traditional Pomp and Circumstance. The song choice could not have been more apropos. It was a sunset for Enrico Fermi High School, who held its 45th Annual Commencement on June 23. But, it was the promise of a new day for the graduates that made the evening so special. While the end of the Fermi Falcons and the end of an era was on the minds of many, the focus for the evening remained steady on the 212 graduates who received their diplomas on a beautiful night on the high school’s football/soccer/field hockey/track field. The stands were full and the field was awash in blue and black caps and gowns. It was a festive evening, which included paying tribute to past graduates, with Class President Afua Boadu-Ansah inviting all of the current graduates and past graduates to stand. Decade by decade she asked them to sit until they had reached the year 1972, the high school’s first graduating class. Boadu-Ansah reminded her classmates that whatever path they chose, fol-

Family gathered to congratulate Melissa Liebla following the conclusion of Fermi High School’s final commencement. Photographed from left, Gerri Liebla, Mary Guarino, Chris and Karen Liebla, Ellie Daly, Josh Liebla, Kevin and Brian Daly, and Kyle Michaud. Photo by Julie Cotnoir lowing graduation, that they would face challenges. She told them she had confidence in the future of her class, who she called family. “We will use our strong will and determination to succeed.” Kimberly Testoni, the class vice president, presented the class gift and gave a tribute to the parents in the crowd, who are seeing their children move on to a new stage in their lives. “You have held our hands tight but you have had to slowly let go of the grasp.” She explained how the graduates’ parents have wiped tears, given pep talks and given support to their children. She

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to stay true to themselves. “What matters most is that you love yourself. Embrace your quirks that is what makes you, you. “ She added, “You have to go for any opportunities presented with maximum effort.” Valedictorian Sarah O’Neil shared her optimism for her fellow classmates and the importance in having faith. “We have an endless range of possibilities that are before us. Your high school experiences have shaped you more than you will know.” She told her fellow graduates, “It is essential to have faith in yourself. Step out of your comfort zone.” She added, “Have faith in those around us.” She concluded, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, nothing is impossible.” Students and those gathered for the ceremony, rose from their seats and applauded, as Enfield Board of Education Chairman Thomas Sirard presented Annkera Carlander, accompanied by her husband Andrew and son Skipper, with a diploma posthumously for their son and brother Jacob Carlander. Jacob, a member of the class of 2016, passed away in August, following a brave, long fight against cancer.


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172 graduate in Enfield High’s Class of 2016

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It was the same, but different at Enfield High School’s final graduation ceremony, as The Raiders. Enfield High School’s seniors still made their way down from the high school to the football field, for the ceremony, but they had to take a slightly different route due to construction going on at the high school. But the pomp and circumstance was not lost and watching the Raiders in their green and white gowns make another step toward their future, was just as moving as it always has been in the past. The Escort of Colors led by Lt. Colonel Richard Fairley (Retired) and Enfield High Seniors Brandyn Bass and Christopher Tweeddale, both of whom have enlisted to serve their country, was as impressive as it ever has been. The sky couldn’t have been any bluer, the students any more positive about their experience at the high school, or their optimism for the future. It was a picture perfect evening at Enfield High School on June 22 for the 172 seniors receiving their diplomas.

Class President Caitlyn Passmore applauded her class for earning their diplomas. She said for some it was a day to day struggle to get to where they were. “We have developed into unique and special people.” She said the graduating Class of 2016 was an engaged and active group who found their own place at the high school. “Everyone I know was involved in something.” She said some students felt a part of the school by enjoying their time doing work in the high school’s automotive shop, while others participated in plays, the band, or tutoring younger students at elementary schools. She said the class was not separated into stereotypes. In her address she said that although the Raiders name will be gone next year, when Fermi High School and Enfield High School merge together at Enfield High School, the school spirit will be kept alive. Salutatorian Erika Murphy spoke of the growth she had seen in her class. “We entered high school looking, thinking and acting one way. But like the

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ENFIELD -- The Town Council is considering an ordinance to allow food trucks in town. At the June 20 council meeting, members considered the ordinance, which would allow food trucks at specific locations in town. Last year the town began considering the issue after residents began asking for a change in the regulations that ban food trucks in town. The council formed a subcommittee to study the issue. The resolution before the council followed a public hearing held in May. The proposed resolution would

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SOMERS - Bond 124 Traditional American-Italian Tap Room opened over four weeks ago at 124 Main Street in Somersville. There are a total of 26 craft beers on tap including locally brewed favorites Powder Hollow and Broad Brook. The ambiance of this gem of an establishment is the non traditional eclectic menu and its vintage lighting, dark stained wood booths, soft music and five flat screen TVs. Bond 124 is both gentlemanly classic at its bar but feminine enough to attract women with its wonderful menu delights and ambiance. William Howe, chef and manager has managed to bring his 29 years of cooking experience to Somersville. All sauces, breading and seasonings are hand made in house except the blue cheese dressing. Howe states he has experienced the usual growing pains of a newly opened restaurant but all in all they have faired quite well and continue to refine and define their place in

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ENFIELD - The Network Against Domestic Abuse 23rd Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, July 18 at Twin Hills Country Club in Longmeadow, Mass. Registration is in full swing, so get your foursomes together. The cost to participate in the golf tournament is $130 and includes green fees, golf cart, lunch, social hour and dinner. Major corporate sponsor Barnes Aerospace Aftermarket is the Purple Sponsor, One Source Financial is a Humanitarian sponsor along with Adams & Adams, London & Company and Northpoint Mortgage as dinner, and golf cart sponsors. In 2015 the tournament raised $14,000 to support programs of victims and children of domestic violence. The Network provides free services and last year provided safety planning, shelter, court services and advocacy support to 8,988 individuals in our community. We educated 6,593 children in the schools about prevention, self-esteem, anger, bullying, healthy relationships and teen dating violence. We continue to be the primary resource in north central Connecticut for violence prevention and education services.

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ENFIELD - Jay Williams, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, joined other state, federal and local officials at Asnuntuck Community College for a Workforce Development Roundtable. The topic for the event was "Ensuring a trained pipeline of workers are available to meet industry needs". Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) President Mark Ojakian moderated the roundtable. College officials, students, local leaders, area high school students and business partners attended the event. Ojakian spoke of the system’s success in training and placing graduates. “We have created a direct pipeline at CSCU for employers looking for highly-skilled workers. In 10 months, Connecticut’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers at CSCU can help students launch a career in aerospace, defense, biomedical technology and other manufacturing sectors. Ninety-eight percent of our students find jobs after graduation.” Ojakian said that there are currently 500 students enrolled in advanced manufacturing technology programs throughout seven of the state’s community colleges.

Williams told the group that he was inspired with what he saw on the campus. “I was immediately struck by the level of enthusiasm here.” He continued, “Students are bursting with pride. I am sure that that is the direct result of the support they receive from their instructors.” He said that the team’s visit was designed to be a way for them to hear directly from those impacted by the education and job opportunities available in Connecticut. “We are here to be a help and a resource to communities,” said the Assistant Secretary. The group heard from recent graduates, students still enrolled in the program and students involved in the fifth year model, where students are learning about Advanced Manufacturing Technology, beginning in sixth grade. Asnuntuck’s College Connections program, which brings students in 11th and 12th grade to the college campus to begin earning college credit, was also highlighted. Asnuntuck Community College President James Lombella said the visit provided a perfect opportunity for the college, its business partners and students to showcase and share how the

Asnuntuck Community College hosted White House Advisors and officials from throughout Connecticut, for a Workforce Development Roundtable. Among those in attendance were, from left, Asnuntuck Community College President James Lombella, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities President Mark Ojakian, ACC students Rohane Grant and Chavaughn Prince, and, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Jay Williams. college is addressing the needs and skill alignment for ACC’s students. The successful Advanced Manufacturing Technology program has allowed large number of students to obtain employment in Connecticut.

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SOMERS -- The 117 members of the Somers High School Class of 2016 graduated June 14 at the school. Principal Gary Cotzin urged the class to be resilient. He said if they stumble, they should get back up and show what being a Somers High alum is all about. Superintendent of Schools Maynard Suffredini Jr. thanked the parents of the Class of 2016 for being loving and encouraging to their children. He thanked the administration and teachers for all they did to help the class. Suffredini told the class as they leave secure harbors

and sail for open seas, they should be courageous and follow their passions. Valedictorian Mary Baumann congratulated her classmates for achieving this milestone. “How are we going to rise above the obstacles ahead and define ourselves?” she asked. “The goal is to leave a legacy, to make something of ourselves that people will remember us by,” she continued. Baumann quoted Kanye West, “Believe in your flyness, conquer your shyness,” saying those lyrics can be applied to their lives. She said the song encourages

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SOMERS - The following students were graduated from Somers High School in the Class of 2016, according to a list provided by Somers High School. Amber Marie Archambault Stephen Michael Astone Alec Banning Anthony James Barile Meagan Elizabeth Bartley Samantha Jeanne Bastarache Mary I. Baumann Veronika Jean Bedard Spencer William Beebe Ethan Gerard Belisle Ian S. Bennett Jacob Tucker Berry Parker Stanley M. Bilodeau Alan L. Blais III Joseph Bologna George Edward Bosomworth Joshua Bostic Tyler Boucher Kyleigh Bozzo Corey Vincent Brown Ryan Buck

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Selectmen mark retirements; make staffing changes

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SOMERS -- June was a month for goodbyes and the anticipation of new faces for the town. At the June 25 Board of Selectmen’s meeting, First Selectman Lisa Pellegrini announced that town Assessor Patricia Juda would be retiring as of June 23. She also announced that Fire Marshal Robert Morpurgo would be retiring as of June 30. The town plans to replace Juda with a part-time certified assessor and a full-

time assistant, according to the minutes of the meeting. This course of action was determined by the department succession plan, Chief Financial Officer Michael Marinaccio told the selectmen. The selectmen voted to approve the change in the assessor’s position. The selectmen also voted to hire one full-time and up to three part-time firefighters/emergency medical technicians, based on the recommendation of Fire Chief John Roach.

Rotary awards $20,000 to Somers graduates

SOMERS - The Somers Rotary Club announced the recipients of its scholarship awards of $2,500 each that were awarded to eight graduating seniors of Somers High School. Recipients of the award were Stephen Astone, Samantha Hojnowski, John Poitras, Cameron Scott, Mary Baumann, Haley Burgmyer, Bridget Logan, and Kiersten Ness. “Somers Rotary is proud to award these scholarships in recognition of these students’ excellent accomplishments,” Club President Rick Cheney said. Along with Incoming Club President Robert Schmidt, Cheney

added that the Rotary has long been a major player in the Somers High School Scholarship program, and that these graduates exemplify and continue the tradition of outstanding quality and excellent skills of those who have been awarded the Rotary scholarships before. They will be attending a diverse range of colleges from Holy Cross to UConn to the University of Vermont and Union College in New York and are taking a wide range of areas of study from actuarial studies to math and environmental science.

2016 Somers Rotary Fishing Derby Over-Stocked

SOMERS - An estimated 175 Somers kids participated in this years’ Somers Rotary Fishing Derby, according to CoChairs Ed Giza and Harold Worcester. Giza reported that the event this year attracted easily twice as many children this year than ever before. The event is limited to children aged 12 and under. Trophies were awarded to Maddie Guyette. left, for catching the first fish, and also the biggest fish. Natalie Raina was awarded her trophy for catching the most fish. Josie Goulet received her trophy for catching a Golden Trout, and Keller Reid was awarded honorable mention. The annual event, held at Wetherall Pond, is held in memory of Paul Monstello, a Somers Rotarian and fisherman.

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SOMERS - Standing Room Only Productions (SRO) is hard at work putting together their production of

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. This show will take place at Worthington Pond Farm & Gardens at

SOMERS - The annual tasty chicken barbecue held at the Congregational Church of Somersville is scheduled for Saturday, July 16 with sittings at 5 and 6:15 p.m. The barbecue dinner includes a half a chicken, home-baked beans, pasta salad, fresh native vegetables, blueberry breads, beverage and fresh blueberry crisp for dessert. Cost is $12

per serving (1/2 chicken). Reservations for dine in or take out should be made by contacting the church office at 860-749-7741 or emailing somcong@aol.com. Take out dinners will be available between 5 to 7 p.m. The church dining hall is handicap accessible and air conditioned.

SOMERS The Somers Congregational Church Ladies Group is sponsoring a bus trip, which includes a Long Island Sound Lighthouse Cruise and Steak Loft Dinner with round trip transportation from the church located at 599 Main Street in Somers. This tour includes roundtrip motor coach; a narrated Lighthouse Cruise on the comfortable high-speed “Sea Jet”

catamaran on Long Island Sound covering 35 miles viewing 8 lighthouses and more; Early-Bird dinner at the Steak Loft in Mystic; free time to stroll through the Olde Mistick Village; all taxes and gratuities. The cost is $102 per person. For reservations or more information contact Lisa at 860.749.4445 or telehelp@cox.net.

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359 Mountain Road in Somers on Friday Aug. 5 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. It will be an outdoor, theatre-in-the-round show in a beautiful park-like setting for the entire family. The cast includes: Jessie Allard, Kathleen Armstrong, Matt Benoit, Zach Bley, Ben Bolduc, Tessie Brookes, Maria Ceppetelli, Joshua Colby, Cassandra Dean, Kayleigh Droney, Samantha Fancher, Caileen Francis, Rhiannon Grimmett, Justin Guglielmetti, McKenna Halligan, Tory Hatcher, Elizabeth Hunt, Samantha

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SOMERS - The Somers Public School System will destroy special education records, which have been inactive for a period of at least six years, based on actual or projected graduation date. Special education records include such information as Individualized Education Program (IEP) records, confidential data related to diagnostic medical information, psychological reports, and

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STAFFORD -- Their last four years were â&#x20AC;&#x153;practically perfect in every way.â&#x20AC;? With those words, Patricia Collins addressed the Stafford High School Class of 2016. The 106 members of the class of 2016, dressed in blue and white, were greeted at the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 130th commencement by Principal Marco Pelliccia, who said that being part of a small school means â&#x20AC;&#x153;classes act more like family.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to see that you have come to believe in yourselves and each other,â&#x20AC;? Pelliccia said. Tracy Rummell, chairperson of the Board of Education, advised the class â&#x20AC;&#x153;to love learning, find a job that is interesting and to be successful.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to find what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re passionate about or what you find interesting,â&#x20AC;? she said. Rummell quoted Buddha as saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.â&#x20AC;? Class President Rachel Gallison told the class that after high school there are no do-overs. She â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every second we spend waiting is a second we are not chasing our dreams,â&#x20AC;? she said. Gallison also reminded them that as Hannah Montana said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nobodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perfect.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Success is based on how you measure it,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Be proud of the life youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re living and make strides to be

Stafford High School Class of 2016 President Rachel Gallison is pictured with her father Scott Gallison. A Board of Education member, he presented his daughter her diploma. the best you can be.â&#x20AC;? Salutatorian Dylan Snay talked about what he would and would not miss about about Stafford High. He said he would miss how they came together to support their class, but would not miss getting out of the student lot. He said he will not miss the hours spent writing the senior paper, but would miss the excitement of the pep rally. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your life will take you many places, seniors,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Be great in all you do.â&#x20AC;?

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do what you know in your heart is the right thing to do.â&#x20AC;? First Selectman Anthony Frassinelli urged the class not to be afraid of the unknown.

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“You can fail at what you don’t want,” he said, so take a chance on what you do want. Guest speaker Gary Brochu said he was “filled with confidence that not one of you will remember a single word I say this evening.” He told them that their life’s central mission is not wealth, things or happiness, but character. “Each of you is responsible for the carving of your character,” he said. “It is the choice of the fundamental over the frivolous … it is in the smallest choices.” Superintendent of Schools Patricia Collin quoted from motivational speaker Jim Rohn that “you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” People you spend time with can elevate you or bring you down, she said. She said it’s important to have your supporters, but also your critics, because they challenge you. She followed with her “Mary Poppins” references, saying the class was “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”

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Faulty foundation group will protest at governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mansion

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STAFFORD -- The Connecticut Coalition Against Crumbling Basements will hold a rally on July 23 in front of the Governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mansion in Hartford to draw attention to the problem and what organizers say is the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inaction on the issue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The governor has and continues to ignore the problem,â&#x20AC;? said Timothy Heim, founder of CCACB. The group decided to hold the rally following a June community meeting in town. The date of the rally is a year and a day after the first press coverage on the issue, he said. Heim said the group is frustrated that state officials have promised help, but have done nothing so far. CCACB was organized to help homeowners affected by crumbling cement foundations. The materials for the foundations came from the J.J. Mottes Co. of Stafford. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This coalition was formed to help determine the depth of the devastation, to give homeowners a voice, and to help

put the crumbling eastern Connecticut home market back on solid ground,â&#x20AC;? the group states on its website. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From the 1980s to 1998, J.J. Mottes Co. provided concrete for construction projects in eastern Connecticut and lower parts of Massachusetts. The crushed stone supplied from its quarry contained pyrrhotite. This mineral reacts over time to humidity and oxygen, slowly degrading the crushed stone to the point of swelling and cracking. The damage to the concrete is irreversible,â&#x20AC;? CCACBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website states. â&#x20AC;&#x153;J.J. Mottes supports a comprehensive investigation of these issues, including how the materials were placed and installed so that homeowners can get the answers they deserve and help with solutions. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to keep in mind that our company provides building materials and does not build foundations â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that is done by builders and installers. While our materials and processes are subject to continual inspection and testing, and the concrete we manufacture is mixed to precise standards, the unreguTHIS SYSTEM QUALIFIES FOR

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stated in a written release. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No finding of any legal violation by any party has been made at this stage. Under the agreement, the state reserves its right to assert any legal claims it may have against the companies after the expiration of the period covered by the agreement, and the companies reserve any defenses they may have to any such claims,â&#x20AC;? the release continues. Those interested in attending the rally are asked to meet at the Vernon commuter lot at 560 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, at 8:15 a.m. on July 23. A bus will leave at 8:30 a.m. and return at approximately 12:30 p.m. Those interested may request a seat on the bus by completing a for on the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website, ccacb.org, by July 8. Seats are first come, first served, and will be confirmed by CCACB. Cost of taking the bus is $5 per person. Heim stressed the plan is to hold a â&#x20AC;&#x153;friendly, peaceful rally.â&#x20AC;?

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STAFFORD SPRINGS - Johnson Memorial Hospital, a Trinity Health New England provider, is getting ready to open its first retail health clinic at Big Y World Class Market at 87 West Stafford Road in Stafford Springs. Construction is already underway at the clinic, which will have a separate entrance adjacent to the supermarket’s main entrance. The JMH FastCare site will be staffed by Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) who are licensed to prescribe medications – provide care for common, non-urgent illnesses and ailments such as cold and flu symptoms; administration of flu and shingles vaccines, along with standard vaccinations for adults and children; ear infections, insect bites, poison ivy, minor sunburn, ear wax removal, sinus infection, sore throat, and physical exams. On-site tests for rapid strep, urinalysis, urine pregnancy test, monospots and TB skin tests are also available. FastCare welcomes patients 18

months of age or older on a walk-in basis. Age restrictions may exist for select services. Immediate referrals will be made to a physician when symptoms exceed the clinic’s scope of services, and reports are sent to the patient’s primary care physician after each visit. For patients without a primary care physician, referrals can be made at a patient’s request. FastCare accepts most insurances and a co-pay will apply. A FastCare visit is $79, including basic labs.

STAFFORD - Stafford Arts Commission presents the 2016 Summer Concert Series. All concerts begin at 6 p.m. at the new band shell in Hyde Park. In the event of rain, the concerts will move indoors to the Stafford Community Center located at 3 Buckley Highway.

The following are the performance dates: July 10 - Windham Orchestra July 17 - Wintergreen July 24 - Al Fenton’s Big Band July 31 - The Instagators

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without penalty, or, if a modification is approved, choose to have their vehicle modified free of charge and keep it. Customers who select any of these options will also receive a cash payment from Volkswagen. According to ABC News, if you owned the car on or before Sept. 18, VW will pay you $5,100 to $10,000, depending on the age of the car and if you owned it on or before Sept. 18. Buybacks will begin this fall if the settlement is approved. Owners will have until Sept. 1, 2018 to make a decision. More information about the proposed 2.0L TDI settlement program, including the settlement agreements in full, can be found at www.VWCourtSettlement.com or www.AudiCourtSettlement.com. There’s good news if you want to get rid of your diesel Volkswagen or Audi. The German automaker is going to give you what it was worth based on the Clean Trade-In Value as published in the September 2015 edition of the NADA Used Car Guide, with adjustments for factory options and mileage. You could lose a lot of value on your used Volkswagen, according to extensive research done by the car selling website CarGurus.com. However, VW is going to make up the loss to owners.

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