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Volume IX, No. 38

PC comments on leash law draft, chief search By MARJORIE NEEDHAM The Middlebury Police Commission (PC) discussed a proposed leash law and the search for a new police chief at its special meeting Monday night. It also heard committee reports and the acting chief’s report. Chairman Frank Cipriano and commissioners Paul Bowler, Chip Ford, and Jordano Santos were present. Commissioner Fran Barton Jr. was absent due to a work commitment. Also in attendance were PC candidate Ken Heidkamp and Officer Ed Demers. Selectman Ralph Barra presented commissioners with a proposed leash law and asked them to comment on it. The ordinance has three parts: the first is that all dogs must be leashed when on town property or on private property other than that of the owner, and the leash must be no longer than 7 feet. The second is that violators will be guilty of an infraction and will be fined not less than $90 nor more than $250. The third is that the procedure for infractions will follow that in Connecticut General Statutes Section 51-163n. Commissioner Ford noted retractable leashes extend farther than 7 feet and the ordinance didn’t mention them. Commissioner Santos, after questioning whether the PC was the right venue for the discussion, said he thought a leash law was redundant because state law says owners must keep their dogs under control. Acting Police Chief Richard Wildman said the state law requires control, but not leashes, so some towns have adopted leash laws. Commissioner Bowler said, “The state has something in place. Either the dog is under control or it’s not. You don’t need a leash law for this.” Commissioner Ford asked if passing the ordinance would mean new signs would have to be created and placed along the Greenway. He asked if the ordinance would apply only to Middlebury residents or to everyone, mentioning people from out of town walking their dogs on the Greenway, and asked how the public would be notified if a leash law took effect. Barra said the information would be in the newspaper. Chairman Cipriano said he really would like to hear from Raymond Connors of the State Department of Agriculture’s Animal Control Division. Cipriano said Connors told him he would attend the meeting. Connors was on the agenda, but he did not show up. Barra said the Board of Selectmen enacts ordinances, but he was asking PC members for their input on the leash ordinance because the animal control officers are part of the police department. Moving along to committee reports, Commissioner Ford,

who reports on the building and equipment, asked Wildman how the transition to dispatching police calls out of Prospect was going. Wildman said completing the transition has been delayed by a couple of technical glitches, so it likely will be another two weeks before the transition is complete. In the meantime, Wildman said, the department has a safety net in place with dispatchers on duty at the police station to be sure all calls are handled properly. Asked about the job performance of the new dispatchers in Prospect, Wildman said they all are properly trained, but there is a difference between being trained to do a job and actually doing it. “The dispatching is improving on a daily basis,” he said. Unlike newly trained police officers, who ride with a seasoned officer when they begin working, the dispatchers go straight from training to doing the job. “Field training is not available for them,” Wildman said. Cipriano said he toured the dispatch facility in Prospect and was impressed. “There are bugs to be ironed out,” he said, “but it’s a nice facility and well secured.” Turning to the search for a new police chief to fill the spot vacated by former chief Richard Guisti, who resigned more than a year ago. Cipriano said the commission had received from town attorney Robert Smith a one-page “hold harmless” letter needed for the police chiefs who have agreed to serve on a search committee for the new chief. Now their work can begin. Santos said, “What was the holdup? This shouldn’t have taken three months. We’ve had nothing but constant issues with the town attorney. It’s absolutely ridiculous. I’ve never seen anything like it.” Next, Cipriano said the PC had received three letters. George Frantzis of Quassapaug Amusement Park wrote to thank the police for the way they handled the September mass casualty event event at the park. Richardson Drive resident Don Kranz wrote to suggest the road could be made safer if “No Parking” signs were posted in the stretch of road between no. 19 and no. 67, so the view of oncoming cars would not be obstructed. The third letter was from an out-oftown family who wanted to thank Officer Todd Adams for his kindness when they had to interact with him following the loss of a family member here in Middlebury. Kranz’s request is to be put on the agenda for the next PC meeting. Due to the Veterans Day holiday, the next PC meeting will be Monday, Nov. 18, at 6:45 p.m. in the town hall conference room. It also will be a special meeting; regular meetings are held the second Monday of every month.

Daylight Saving Time ends Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour this Sunday at 2 a.m.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Library grand re-opening Nov. 4

Cars and trucks belonging to library staff and outside contractors fill the parking lot at the newly renovated Middlebury Public Library Wednesday as the grand re-opening Nov. 4 approaches. A public works employee mows the lawn while, in the foreground, straw covers newly seeded lawn areas, and newly planted trees stand in place of the trees that once occupied the island between the parking lot and the street.  (Marjorie Needham photo)

Please vote this Tuesday By MARJORIE NEEDHAM The Bee-Intelligencer encourages its Middlebury readers to get out and vote on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5, despite the lack of challengers for most positions on the ballot. For the six candidates for the three open positions on the Police Commission (PC), every vote counts. Listed in alphabetical order, the six are: Sharon S. Bosco (D), Paul Bowler (R), Joseph J. Drauss (D), Kenneth Heidkamp (R), George Moreira (R) and Noa Silberberg Miller (D). Although the ballot is laid out with two of the six candidates in each column, voters may choose a total of three candidates, and two of the three can be candidates in the same column. The six candidates are vying for the three positions, and voters are to choose any three of the six. The newspaper got a late start contacting the candidates, so was able to speak to only three of the six before press time. A fourth, Moreira, was on his way to the airport and tried to connect with us. Here are statements from the candidates we did reach.

Bosco said she is a member of the Middlebury Democratic Town Committee (MDTC) and a justice of the peace. She said, “I can dedicate myself just to this because I don’t serve on other boards.” She said the police commission interests her, and she thinks she would be good at serving as a commissioner. “My profession is human resources, so I think it fits my experience better. And there hasn’t been a woman since 1987 or 1988, so the board isn’t representing all the townspeople,” she said. She hopes people will vote for her because she is fair, honest, and dedicated. “I will do my best to represent everyone in town,” she said. Incumbent Paul Bowler is a member of the Middlebury Republican Town Committee (MRTC). He is completing his first fouryear term on the PC. Due to family and work commitments, he decided not to seek reappointment to the Conservation Commission after serving on it for 12 years. He said he wants to be re-elected because he feels there is work still to be done and his presence will add continuity to the commission. Bowler said he is the only commis-

sioner with a completed term other than Chairman Frank Cipriano. He said people should vote for him to maintain continuity. “The last four years during our terms, things have been handled professionally and quietly without a lot of press. We’re not here to make headlines. We’re here to ensure the safety of our officers and our towns folks,” he said. We couldn’t reach Drauss, but MDTC Chairman Curt Bosco said Drauss served on the Region 15 Board of Education for 21 years, 12 of those as chairman. Drauss also is a member of the MDTC. Heidkamp, a member of the MRTC and an alternate on the Board of Finance, said the five years he worked on Middlebury’s Woodside senior housing project is his proudest accomplishment for the town. He also chaired the short-lived Fire Commission. He said in the past he has worked with Cipriano, Bowler and Moreira on various projects. “We work well together,” Heidkamp said. He said he thought the Republicans

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Conservation Commission chooses Proulx as chair By TERRENCE S. MCAULIFFE The Middlebury Conservation Commission (CC) at its Oct. 29 meeting elected Thomas E. Proulx as its new chairman. It also approved projects on Ravenwood Drive, Lake Quassapaug West Shore and Tyler Cove. It accepted a permit modification application for Ridgewood and advised the submission of a permit modification for Burr Hall Road construction. Proulx, an eight-year veteran of the commission, replaces Paul Bowler, who decided not to be reappointed when his term expired in October. The chairmanship was expected to go to vice-chairman James Crocicchia, who did not attend the meeting. Also absent was commissioner Mary Barton. Commissioners Terence Manning, Vincent LoRusso and George Tzepos joked that Crocicchia stayed away so he wouldn’t be elected chair. Along with Proulx, they all claimed to be too busy with business matters to assume the role. Proulx agreed to become chair with the stipulation his commitment run only until June 2014. He ran the seven-agendaitem meeting in a brisk 34 minutes, a pace former chairman Bowler had been noted for. Permits for Raymond Brennan for a two-bedroom, 1,800-square-foot house on Ravenwood Drive were unanimously approved. The construction had been opposed

by neighborhood petition, but commissioners agreed with Proulx the house would cause no additional flooding, and Tzepos said there was nothing in the application to justify voting against it. The West Shore Homeowners Association plan to widen existing roads in the Lake Quassapaug cottage community from 14 to 18 feet and replace existing 4-inch PVC pipes with 12-inch pipes and new catch basins was unanimously approved. The widening is required by town ordinance for emergency vehicle access and was recommended by town engineer John Calabrese and First Selectman Edward B. St. John. Association president John Butkus said he hoped to get the storm drains installed before winter to control runoff and reduce flooding, with paving to be done in 2014. A permit for Mary Ann Dawkins of 33 Tyler Cove to replace a demolished cottage at 32 Tyler Cove with a garage was unanimously approved. She said there would be no excavation and no paving, and the garage would be farther back from the lake than the cottage. A permit modification application by Toll Brothers to reroute heavy equipment construction access from Ridgewood’s internal streets to an old logging road was unanimously accepted for review. Professional engineer Tom Daly of Milone and MacBroom told commissioners the new path would

cause fewer disturbances to existing residents of the community. He said the temporary route exiting to Bona Road would be a layer of crushed stones over filter fabric to be rolled up and removed when no longer needed, estimating a maximum of 100 trucks per day during earth-removal operations. Proulx worried about the trucks disturbing residents of Bona Road, but Daly said permits for that access were already in place and Wetlands Enforcement Officer Deborah Seavey said it was a Planning and Zoning Commission issue. Daly was told to stake out the proposed road for commissioner walkthrough. In other matters, commissioners said a full permit modification application was required to substitute wetland mitigation areas on Burr Hall Road Lot 1-B. At the March 27, 2012, meeting Michael Ferrara received a permit for house placement in the steep topography if wetlands were added to compensate for disturbed areas in a ratio of three to one. The proposed alternate substitution would require less intrusion of deeply wooded areas, but Manning said it was important the substituted area be permanently marked to prevent it from being turned into a lawn. The next regular CC meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 26 at Shepardson Community Center.

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Nuggets for Life.............. 2 Obituaries....................... 5 Parks & Recreation.................4 Region 15 School Calendar....3 Senior Center News......... 3 Sports Quiz..................... 6 Varsity Sports Calendar.... 7

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“Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker” (Harper Books, $27.99) Reviewed by Larry Cox Jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker lived a mere 34 years, but in that short time he helped redefine American popular music. Parker was born in Kansas City, Kan., in 1920 and began playing the saxophone when he was 11 years old. Parker was a product of Kansas City. As Stanley Crouch explains in his wellcrafted new biography of Parker, Kansas City was a kind of experimental laboratory where the collective possibilities of American rhythm were being refined and expanded on a nightly basis. Musicians learned to navigate a constantly changing complex harmony and propulsive rhythm to absorb and respond to it within seconds. This improvised creation of form and response allowed musicians to create high-quality jazz, an exciting new sound. In fact, during the 1930s, the sounds coming from the jazz clubs of Kansas City made it the third most important spawning ground for jazz after New Orleans and Chicago.

For more information, call 203262-0626 or visit The library is at 100 Poverty Road in Southbury.

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by Stanley Crouch In 1938, Parker joined Jay McShann’s band, and it was with this group that Charlie made his debut recording. Although Parker was talented and one of the most influential musical figures of the 20th century, he was haunted by drug addiction. He began taking morphine following an automobile accident and soon graduated to heroin. Parker personified the tortured American artist: a revolutionary performer who internalized all of popular music and blew it back through his saxophone in the form of new music known as “bebop.” It was Parker who actually invented the bebop sound, even as he wrestled with the drug addiction that would ultimately take his life. Crouch has been writing about jazz music and the African-American experience for more than four decades, and his crisply written, meticulously researched new book – the first of two planned volumes – goes beyond being a mere biography. It is the work of a jazz scholar at the top of his game. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

Middlebury Community Calendar Sunday, Nov. 3 Daylight Saving Time Ends...............Turn Clocks Back an Hour

Monday, Nov. 4 Board of Selectmen 6 p.m...................................................Town Hall Conference Room

Tuesday, Nov. 5 Election Day Voting 6 a.m. to 8 p.m...............................Shepardson Community Center

Wednesday, Nov. 6 Land Preservation & Open Space 6 p.m............................................................Shepardson Room TBD Zoning Board of Appeals 7:30 p.m............................................... Town Hall conference room

Middlebury Selectmen, the Library Board of Trustees and the Library Building Committee cordially invite you to attend the grand re-opening and dedication of the Middlebury Public Library at 30 Crest Road Monday, Nov. 4, at 10 a.m. The ribbon cutting will be followed by a tour of the library and light refreshments.

Woodbury JFK assassination lecture

Children’s program signups

“Snowy Bank, Nonnewaug River” by Marija Pavlovich McCarthy is an example of her paintings on exhibit this month at the Woodbury Children’s programs will begin Public Library. Her exhibit is “River Paintings.”  (Submitted photo) Nov. 18. Sign up for them begin- talk about his new nonfiction with their piano and violin perning Tuesday, Nov. 5. Sign up at book discussion group. formances of Chopin, Wieniawski the library or call 203-758-2634 and other celebrations of their to reserve your child’s spot or for Cupcake contest native country’s musical soul. any additional information about The library’s 5th Annual Bake Enjoy delicious Polish refreshthe programs. Your Best Cupcake Contest will ments too! The Howard Whittemore Mebe Thursday, Nov. 14, at 4 p.m. All Brown bag book ages are welcome to participate, morial Library is at 243 Church discussion with prizes being awarded for St. in Naugatuck. For information, The Brown Bag Book Discus- first, second, third and fourth call 203-729-4591 or visit whittesion Group will meet Wednesday, places. All entrants must preregis- Nov. 6, at 1 p.m. to discuss “The ter and pick up the rules for the Shoemaker’s Wife” by Adriana contest by Wednesday, Nov. 13, Trigiani. Books are available at either at the library or by calling the library. For more information, 203-758-2634. After the contest, Election Day closing contact Donna at 203-758-2634. the cupcakes will be sold and the On Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. proceeds will go to the Friends of All are welcome! 5, the Southbury Public Library Middlebury Library. Homecoming The Middlebury Public Library will be closed for library business. The library will host a grand is at 30 Crest Road. The telephone The library will be open for voting homecoming event Thursday, number there is 203-758-2634, for Southbury residents who live Nov. 7, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Staff and the website is middlebury- in District 2, and voting will take place in the library’s Kingsley will be on hand to answer ques- Room from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. tions about new programming, The library staff will report to activities and book discussions work for an in-service training for all ages. They can help you day. The public will be able to find your new favorite author, a new craft group to lead or a book Children’s department access the library’s catalog at Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 4 p.m., chil- discussion to start. See the changes at the library dren in grades four and up will and enjoy light refreshments play “Silly Sentences.” Have fun Sam D’Ambruoso exhibit Paintings by Sam D’Ambruoso while listening to entertainment with word games and laugh while from Ron Vittarelli and the Tri-M making up silly sentences. Sign- of Middlebury will be displayed in the Gloria Cachion Gallery chorus from Pomperaug High up is requested. from Friday, Nov. 1, until Friday, School during the late afternoon Polish independence Nov. 22. D’Ambruoso has been and early evening. There also will Celebrate Poland’s Indepen- professionally painting landbe a drawing for the winner of the granny square quilt created over dence Day Sunday, Nov. 10, at 3 scapes and portraits since 1972. the summer by numerous pa- p.m. with the internationally ac- He has more than 17 years’ expetrons, Ann Somervell will be on claimed Karkowska Sisters. The rience in teaching workshops and hand to chat about her weekly talented and effervescent classi- art instruction in the U.S. and in knitting group and Ron Clark will cal duo will thrill and delight you Italy.



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To feel your best and experience a steady, calm, happy mood, your body needs to be nourished with the highest-quality food, and that means limited-ingredient food in its natural state. Cleanses are always helpful to rid the body of toxins. When the seasons change, so we, too, must change our dietary choices to coincide with what’s Date Time Address/Incident going on in nature in order to 10/23/13 14:57 Yale Avenue near Route 188. Motor vehicle feel tip-top and ward off the accident. Car into utility pole. No injuries. colds and flu that come with this 10/24/13 13:38 36 Algin Drive. Fire alarm activation. No time of year. To ensure an easy problem found. transition and accommodation 10/25/13 14:55 2030 Straits Turnpike. Odor of gas in the of the colder weather, take a few building. 10/26/13 16:38 Route 63 at Whittemore Road. Motor vehicle accident.

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Sunday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m., Penny O’Connell, leader of a local current events discussion group and presenter at OLLI at UConn, will facilitate a lecture about the JFK assassination. O’Connell graduated from Skidmore College with a bachelor’s degree in political science and is a retired high school history teacher. In her retirement, she has continued to search out the truth of important events in our past. This lecture is one woman’s 50-year search for the truth of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Swing band music Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m., stop by the library for some toe-tapping music from “The Survivors” swing band! See The band features seven musicians with 13 instruments and a vocalist. They easily re-create the music of the nostalgic 1919 to 1954 dance band swing era. The band’s music reaches deeply into their audience’s memories, and it’s a marvelous time for everyone involved.

McCarthy exhibit Artwork by local painter Marija Pavlovich McCarthy will be on exhibit during November. She will exhibit watercolors and oils in a thematic show entitled “River Paintings.” This show’s paintings represent local rivers and shores in their seasonal beauty, their reflections, swift and gentle flows, patterns and textures of ice, wild rapids, and richness of color. An artist’s opening reception will be held Sunday, Nov. 10, from 2 to 4 p.m., and the public is invited. For more information, call 203263-3502 or visit The library is at 269 Main St. South in Woodbury.

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glowing health before the first snowflakes fall. This week’s nugget for life is to gift yourself a three- or five-day warm-juice cleanse. It’s simple. Be easy, flexible and creative with it. Here are a few ideas to spark your imagination and enhance your immunity. Start your day with a large glass of hot water with a thick slice of organic, unwaxed lemon squeezed in. Have another glass of the same midmorning and midafternoon to satiate, ward off hunger pangs and keep the digestive fires burning. For breakfast, try warming equal parts of organic, unfiltered apple-cider vinegar and orange juice, and then add in the warming spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Take it to go or sip it while getting ready for the day. For lunch, have with you at work a thermos of chai cocoa you’ve prepared that is a yummy

mix of almond milk, hot cocoa, and pinches of ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and cardamom. Have a mug of organic, unsalted mixed veggie juice you can find at almost any grocery store if you don’t want to make your own; there are organic sections at most grocery stores. For supper, enjoy a mug of warm veggie soup you’ve pureed so you’re sipping rather than chewing it. Any and all veggies work well. Or try miso soup. At bedtime, enjoy a mug of chamomile tea with a half teaspoon of organic honey and soak in a tub of lavender epsom salts to soothe tired muscles and prepare the body for restorative sleep. To your good health! De Pecol is a yoga instructor, Reiki master and life coach who lives in Washington, Conn. See or email

Making your home safe for winter Like it or not, winter is coming. Depending on where you live, you already may have felt the chill winds preceding the even colder weather ahead. Two key elements of winter safety at home are warmth and adequate lighting. Are you ready? Staying Warm: If you live in your own home, when is the last time you had your furnace inspected? If you can’t say it was this season, it’s time to call for an appointment. These system checks should be done once a year and generally include a new furnace filter. Carrying a big blanket from room to room can be a tripping danger. Instead, keep personalsize comforters in various places in your home, especially your favorite chair. Check the bottoms of your slippers to make sure they aren’t worn and slippery. Wear a favorite hat for additional warmth, and consider a padded vest to keep your body’s trunk warm. Adequate Lighting: Fading daylight can creep up on us. One of my friends took a yard light and put it in the kitchen window

to recharge in the sun each day. When it becomes dark outside, the little light automatically goes on. Another has put tiny automatic nightlights in a few electric outlets. When the lighting is low, the lights automatically come on. These serve as reminders to turn on more lights in the house. Do you have candles handy for the times when the power goes out? If so, throw them away! It’s too easy for lighted candles to fall over or catch clothing on fire. Instead invest in a few flashlights or “dome” lights that you can leave at various places in your home. Don’t forget a small one for your pocket. Matilda Charles regrets she cannot personally answer reader questions, but she will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Region 15 School Calendar Friday, Nov. 1


Middlebury Senior Center News Driver safety program

The next AARP Driver Safety course will be Monday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the senior center. The course is the nation’s first and largest driver refresher course. Using new materials and new videos, the course covers new defensive Saturday, Nov. 2 PHS Ring Dance.................................................................... 7 - 11 p.m. driving techniques, new laws and regulations, how to deal with aggressive drivers, and how Sunday, Nov. 3 aging affects drivers. No Events Scheduled Drivers who attend this class will receive a completion certifMonday, Nov. 4 icate and may be entitled to a PES Treats for Troops RMS PTO Meeting........................................................9:15 - 10:15 a.m. MMS PTO ..................................................................... 9:30 - 10:30 p.m. RMS PTO Karate.....................................................AP Room, 3 - 4 p.m. Falls Avenue Senior Center RMS PTO Study Skills 101...................................................... 3 - 4 p.m. Board of Education.......................PHS AP Room 103, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. events for area adults 55 and older follow. Reservations are required and can be made by Tuesday, Nov. 5 Parent Conferences......................................................Early Dismissal calling 860-945-5250. Please speak with a staff member when GES Fall PTO Book Fair Elementary School Conference Day.........Elementary Early Release calling as the senior center does not accept voice-mail reservaMES Stop & Shop Raffle RMS Intramural Flag Football......... Field Hockey Field, 2:45 - 4 p.m. tions. The center is at 311 Falls Ave. in Oakville, Conn. MES Stop & Shop Fund Ends RMS Lifetouch Fall Sports Picture Day PES Treats for Troops Student Govt. Social...................................................... 2:45 - 4:15 p.m. RMS Fall Sports Pictures.............................................. Gym, 3 - 4 p.m. Student Govt. Dance..................................................... 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

discount on automobile insurance (contact your insurance company for details). AARP membership is not required, and drivers of all ages are invited to attend. The cost to participate is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. All checks must be made out to “AARP.” Call 203-577-4166 to register.

13, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Shepardson Community Center. Enjoy delicious roast turkey with all the trimmings. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and children ages 6 to 12, and no charge for children younger than 6. The immediatefamily maximum will be $35.

Tuesday, Nov. 12, for lunch and a toast to our armed forces and veterans by the Joey Casella Ensemble and Live Band. Enjoy your favorite patriotic songs, including music by Glen Miller, George Cohan, Neil Diamond’s “America,” Irving Berlin, Lee Greenwood, songs of World War II and a medley tribute to all the armed forces. The $59-per-person fee inLunch and Lions Club annual cludes a full-course lunch, transportation and entertainment. patriotic songs turkey dinner The senior center minibus will Call 203-577-4166 to reserve your The Lions Club annual turkey travel to the Grand Oak Villa seat. dinner will be Wednesday, Nov.


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Wednesday, Nov. 6

Free 10-week PES PTO Fall Book Fair exercise class GES Fall PTO Book Fair Parent Conferences......................................................Early Dismissal A free 10-week strength, sculpt Elementary School Conference Day.........Elementary Early Release and tone class meets Mondays at 9:30 a.m. While sculpting and Thursday, Nov. 7 improving strength and balance, Parent Conferences......................................................Early Dismissal participants also will work musElementary School Conference Day.........Elementary Early Release cles to tone them and will get GES PTO Book Fair cardiovascular training at the PES PTO Fall Book Fair same time. Certified instructor PTO Advisory Council......................................... CO, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Kimberly Johnston leads the PHS Early Dismissal.............................................. 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. class. Please register by the FriNEASC Early Release.............................................................11:30 a.m. day before each class. RMS Intramural Flag Football......... Field Hockey Field, 2:45 - 4 p.m. RMS PTO After School Yoga............................AP Room, 2:45 - 4 p.m. Nondenominational RMS - Parks & Rec Volleyball............................... Gym, 8 - 10:15 p.m. Bible study Friday, Nov. 8

The New Hope Anglican Church’s nondenominational PES PTO Fall Book Fair Bible study class meets every RMS PTO Clothing Drive at RMS Gym................... 8:15 a.m. - 7 p.m. Friday at 10 a.m. Join other seniors for the study and discusSaturday, Nov. 9 sion. No reservations are needed. RMS PTO Clothing Drive at RMS Gym...................... 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Region 15 website:

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Area Agency will provide the as- sale and signing. Reservations are On Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. sistance. No reservations are needed by Nov. 8. 5, the senior bus will transport needed. Learn about Five Wishes voters age 60 and older to the polls Local beekeeper to Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m., from 7 to 9 a.m. and 3:30 to 5:30 adults will have the opportunity to speak p.m. To reserve a ride, call the cenlearn about and receive a copy of ter Monday, Nov. 4, between 8:30 Local beekeeper Cathy Wolko a.m. and 12:30 p.m. will share recipes made with Five Wishes, the first living will that The center does not honor res- honey and treat people to a few talks about personal, emotional ervations left on its answering samples Friday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. and spiritual needs as well as medmachine, so please speak with a She also will have her honey and ical needs. Five Wishes is an easy-to-use staff member. Bus reservations will honey products available for purnot be accepted after 12:30 p.m. chase. Reservations are needed document written in everyday language that lets adults of all ages by Nov. 7. plan how they want to be treated Genealogy 101 if they are seriously ill. It lets indiPoetry reading Stephanie Lantiere will teach Genealogy 101 Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Watertown poet Donna Marie viduals choose the person they 10 a.m. Lantiere is a member of Merritt will read her latest poetry want to make healthcare decisions the Connecticut Society of Gene- from her book, “Her House and for them if they are unable to make alogists and the Naugatuck Valley Other Poems,” and answer ques- those decisions for themselves. Five Wishes was written with Genealogy Club. Please bring a tions about her writing career the help of The American Bar Asnotebook and pen or pencil to Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. Mersociation’s Commissions on Law class. ritt invites members of the audiand Aging. Joyce Buselli from ence to read one of their original Vitas Innovative Hospice Care How to eat a poems or recite a favorite poem will provide the forms and answer by another author. Copies of Mervegetarian diet any questions. Reservations are Learn about vegetarianism ritt’s books will be available for needed by Nov. 8. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m. Paula Warncke, DTR, will speak about vegetarianism, meeting Tony’s daily nutrient requirements, build“Due to the current state of the USED TIRES ing a vegetarian plate and making economy, YOU CAN’T AFFORD $ a meatless meal. Reservations are NOT TO GO TO TONY’S TIRES!” & up needed by Nov. 5.

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Heidkamp asks for support To the Editor: I am a lifelong Middlebury resident and am asking for your support and vote for the position of Middlebury police commissioner on Nov. 5. I believe in giving back to my community and have served in the past as treasurer of the organization that helped bring affordable senior housing (Woodside Heights) to town, served as chairman of the Middlebury Fire Commission and currently serve as an alternate on the Board of Finance. One of the first tasks the Police Commission will handle is the search process leading to a recommendation of a new police

chief to the Board of Selectmen. I strongly urge you to “Vote Row A” and re-elect current Commissioner Paul Bowler and elect George Moreira and me. Paul Bowler would bring continuity to the commission. George brings his past experience as a former commissioner, and I would bring new insights and perspective. This will ensure a strong team will be in place and able to work together. This is an off-year election with most positions unopposed, and voter turnout is expected to be light. Please go out and vote on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Your vote counts! Please don’t assume that it doesn’t. Kenneth W. Heidkamp Candidate Middlebury Police Commission

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Mulberry Gardens craft fair, open house Mulberry Gardens of Southington will have a craft fair Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 58 Mulberry St. in Plantsville, Conn. The staff also will be available for questions/tours of the community. For more information, call 860-276-1020 or visit Mulberry Gardens is a nonprofit assisted-living, adult day and memory care community and a member of Central Connecticut Senior Health Services.

Walk to End Hunger Southbury-Woodbury Interfaith Ministries is sponsoring a 5K Harvest Walk to End Hunger Sunday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. starting at Mitchell School in Woodbury. On-site registration starts at 12 p.m. Entry is a donation of $10; children under 5 are free. See\SWIMCT.

Voter registration session Middlebury residents who would like to register to vote Nov. 5 can attend a registration session Monday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for those who came of age, became a citizen or moved to town after Oct. 29. It will be held in the registrars’ office in town hall.

Death café A second death café will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 7 to 8:15 p.m at the Jewish Federation of Western CT at 444 Main St. North in Southbury. The coordinator/facilitator will be Rabbi Dana Z. Bogatz, the chaplain for Brownstein Jewish Family Service. Many people seek a safe, nurturing place and community in which to discuss their interest, questions and concerns surrounding death. The death café’s goal is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives. Light refreshments will be served. Death café does not promote any religion, value system or product. This is not a bereavement group, and it is free to participants. The facilitator will ensure it is a safe environment open to all ideas, questions and viewpoints.


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Social service screenings Free social service screenings for food stamps and other programs to help any Connecticut resident facing difficult times will take place Friday, Nov. 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jewish Federation at 444 Main St. North in Southbury. The federation’s Brownstein Jewish Family Service has teamed up with StayWell Health Center to continue offering these free monthly social service screenings, by appointment, for a dozen work support/ basic needs programs, including SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps), HUSKY, Medicaid and Charter Oak insurance. Reservations are required for the half-hour screening, which is given by Daedly Pierre, SNAP outreach worker at StayWell. To RSVP, call Brownstein Jewish Family Service Director Debby Horowitz at 203-267-3177, ext. 310. All calls are confidential.

Nov. 8, at La Bella Vista, the Ponte Club at 380 Farmwood Road in Waterbury. Tickets are $45 each. Ladies will enjoy an exceptional dining experience with dinner stations and desserts, door prizes, games, silent auction, special drawings, and great opportunities to purchase unique products. All proceeds benefit the Easter Seals programs and services for infants, children and adults with disabilities throughout Greater Waterbury and central and northwestern Connecticut. For more information, call Carolee Kalita, director of development, at 203-754-5141, ext. 243.

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The Jubilee Community Service Organization will hold a fundraiser dinner dance Saturday, Nov. 9, from 6 to 12 p.m. at Saint Michael’s Church Hall at 210 Church St. in Naugatuck. Parking for the event is on Meadow Street The event will benefit future programs and the start-up cost for the agency to gain its nonprofit status. The organization’s mission is to prevent violence in individuals and communities by equipping youth with the tools to protect themselves both emotionally and physically. This event’s theme is “Many Cultures, One Nation.” It will feaLadies Night Out ture international cuisine from The Ladies Night Out to Ben- local restaurants, live music, a efit Easter Seals will be Friday, live auction, a silent auction and

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Free Yale Russian Chorus alumni concert Sunday, Nov. 10, at 2:30 p.m., 125 members of the alumni of the Yale Russian Chorus – including chorus member Tom Kmetzo of Middlebury – will converge on Woolsey Hall at 500 College St. in New Haven for their 60th anniversary concert presented by the Yale School of Music. The concert is free and open to the public. Those who have heard this extraordinary a cappella chorus over the years know that its performances are unique and unforgettable. Singers ages 40 to 70+ convene from all over the country to continue a unique Russian tradition of unaccompanied men’s choral singing that reaches back through the worldfamous Don Cossack choir (1925-1960) to the mid-19th century and the all-male Synodal Choir School in Moscow under the czars. Over the 60 years of its existence, hundreds of students and graduates of Yale have passed through the chorus’s ranks. Many have become lawyers, businessmen, engineers, scientists and scholars, but all have remained true to their main passion – their love of Russian music.

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Players will have one minute to shoot from designated areas on the gym floor. Each area will have a point value. The contest will test a player’s speed, shooting, dribbling and rebounding ability. The players in each division who score the highest points will advance to a county competition to be held in late January and early February. Winners of the county competition will advance to the state competition. This event is FREE. A copy of a birth certificate is necessary to advance to the next level of competition.

For new and/or experienced quilters, Southford Falls Quilters will meet in the Shepardson Community Center auditorium Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. This is a nonprofit organization made up of people interested in sharing the art of quilting and doing charitable works using their skills. For more information, call Yankee Quilter at 203-888-9196. youth ages 10 to 14 will be Thursday, Nov. 7, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Over-30 men’s the Memorial Middle School gym. basketball Players scoring the highest Pickup games for Middlebury residents only, ages 30 and older, number of foul shots out of 15 will be held Mondays, Nov. 4 to will win a prize. A roll-off will be s April 7, from 8:30 to 10 p.m. at held in case of ties. Prizes will be Pomperaug High School. There given for each age division, for New York will be no games Dec. 23 and 30, each boys’ division and each girls’ division. This event is FREE. on your own Jan. 20 or Feb. 17. The fee is $40. The winner will go on to compete Take the bus to New York City at the district level. Co-ed volleyball so you can explore the city on your own Saturday, Nov. 9, leavCo-ed volleyball will meet ing Shepardson Community Tuesdays, Nov. 5 to April 8, from Annual C.R.P.A. Hot Center at 9 a.m. and leaving New 8:30 to 10 p.m. at Long Meadow Shot competition York City at 5:30 p.m. for the reElementary School. This is strictly recreational play for perThe annual basketball com- turn trip. Passengers will be sons 18 and older. The group will petition for youth ages 9 to 15 dropped off and picked up in the not meet Dec. 24 or 31. The fee will be held Thursday, Nov. 7, Theatre District. The fee is $35. is $35 for residents; $45 for non- from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Memorial Macy’s Thanksgiving residents. Middle School gym. Boys and girls will compete separately in Day Parade KofC Free Throw their age division, which will be Take the bus to New York The annual Knights of Colum- 9 and 10 years old, 11 and 12 Thursday, Nov. 28, to see the Mabus Free Throw Competition for years old, or 13 to 15 years old. cy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, leaving Shepardson Community Center at 6 a.m. and Southbury stay informed all week long! Parks and Recreation at 6:30 a.m. FOLLOW US at Passengers will be picked up mediately after the parade, and mbinews the bus will return by 2 p.m. The fee of $30 per person includes keep up to date with breaking news, weather alerts, traffic advisories and more. the tip.


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Obituaries Thomas Burkhart

Son of Marguerite (Smith) Burkhart Thomas Burkhart, 65, of Middlebury passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at the West Haven Veterans Hospital after a short illness. Mr. Burkhart was born July 26, 1948, in Cambridge, Ohio, son of the late Frederick Charles Burkhart. Tom was a graduate of Thomas Edison Technical School of New York. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served for four years as a specialist with the 52nd Artillery Brigade of Highland, N.J. He was honored with several commendation medals for his technical abilities. In 1991, he moved to Connecticut and was employed at Mosler Corp. for 21 years as a technical audio engineer.

Tom was a communicant of St. John of The Cross Church. He loved music and volunteering his audio expertise in improving the sound system for the church. Thomas is survived by his mother, Marguerite (Smith) Burkhart, to whom he was so dedicated and devoted. He will be dearly missed. Tom’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the compassionate and excellent care he received from all the staff at the West Haven VA Hospital. A funeral Mass was held Monday at St. John of The Cross Church in Middlebury. Burial with military honors was at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, N.Y. The Murphy Funeral Home in Waterbury was in charge of arrangements. Visit for more information or to send an online condolence.

Robert Keating

Beloved husband and father Mr. Robert “Bob” Keating, 81, of Middlebury passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Rita (Maloney) Keating. Bob was born in Cork City, Ireland, May 14, 1932, a son of the late James and Mary Frances (Haynes) Keating. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of New Haven in 1978 and completed a master’s degree in pastoral counseling from St. Joseph’s College in West Hartford in 1987. He worked for 31 years in the information technology field, 29 of which were in management roles. He worked at St. Mary’s Hospital as manager of operations,

financial systems analyst and assistant director of information services until his retirement in 1994. He was a hospice volunteer and an active communicant of St. John of The Cross Parish in Middlebury, where he served as director of pastoral care, Eucharistic minister and parish council member. He was an avid golfer and golf enthusiast and loved music and singing. He was much appreciated for his dry, yet infectious sense of humor and genuine love for his family, friends and those in need. He will be greatly missed. Besides his wife, Rita, he leaves his son, Robert D. Keating and his wife, Kelly, of Waterbury; his daughters: Mary Grace Keating of Southbury; Clare Keating of Watertown; Sr. Mary Dolora Keating, R.S.M. of Washington, D.C.; Theresa Simaitis and her husband, Michael, of Litchfield; Margaret

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Gildea and her husband, Brian, of Oakville; 13 grandchildren: Alicia, Benjamin, Bryan, Patrick, Michele, Cristin, Emily, Brendan, Christine, Sarah, Eirinn, Michael and Matthew; his great-grandson, Liam; his brothers, Bill and Harry Keating of Cork City, Ireland; and several nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his son, Brian Thomas Keating; his brothers, Richard, James, Edward, Joseph and Ignatius Keating; and his sister, Rose Ryan. The funeral was Monday from Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home in Waterbury to St. John of The Cross Church for a Mass. Burial followed at Lake Elise Cemetery in Middlebury. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John of The Cross Church, Whittemore Road, Middlebury CT 06762. For more information or to send e-condolences, visit www.

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Beloved husband, father The Farmers’ Almanac says can be an inexpensive way to While the following tips don’t and grandfather this winter is going to be brutally warm the center of your house. directly relate to heating costs, cold, which means higher heating Yes, your electric bill will go up they are good ways to reduce your Mr. Omar O. Michbills for millions of families. (possibly only $30 or so), but electrical bills: aud, 81, of MiddleHere are some ways to lower you might see significant sav- • Turn off the TV. The new bury passed away at your heating costs while you stay ings on your heating fuel, espeplasma, LCD and LED televithe VITAS Innovative Hospice Care warm. cially if you use propane or oil. sions use a lot of electricity, with Unit at St. Mary’s • Invest in a programmable ther• Block drafty windows with the the plasma using the most by mostat and lower the heat at clear plastic that you shrink far, nearly double that of LCD. a layer to your clothing, such as night and when you’re gone with a hair dryer. Add thermal (Consider that when it’s time to a vest. Be sure children keep during the day. Schedule it to drapes or a thermal panel unbuy your next TV.) their feet warm by wearing come back on an hour before der your other ones. Leave the • Compare the cost of incandesshoes or slippers in the house. you get up in the morning and • Do more baking, then leave the drapes open on the sunny side cent lighting with the cost of the an hour before you come home new energy-efficient bulbs, and of the house during the day to oven door open when you’re at night. decide if it makes sense for you take advantage of the warmth. finished to allow the heat to • Ease the thermostat down a • Use the next windy day to check to have the new bulbs, even at warm part of the house. degree a day over the course of • Investigate ceramic heaters. electrical outlets on exterior their higher cost. Investigate a week so members of your walls. If there’s a draft, invest in solar for outdoor lighting. While they can cost hundreds family can get used to it. Show precut foam gasket kits for • Use cold or warm water in the of dollars, depending on which them a good example by adding those outlets. clothes washer, and lower the model you buy, they ultimately temperature of your water heater to 120 degrees F, especially if it’s an electric model. David Uffington regrets he cannot personally answer reader quesDEAR PAW’S CORNER: Is it true have more work cut out for them. tions, but he will incorporate them that the U.S. Department of AgriCat and rabbit breeders also are into his column whenever possible. culture is banning professional affected. Send email to columnreply2@ dog breeding? – Concerned Send your questions or com- Owner in Iowa ments to (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. DEAR CONCERNED: No, it’s not (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. true. However, the USDA has implemented some new rules that will bring Internet-based pet breeders, who keep a handful of breeders and sellers under the dogs and make a choice to raise regulation of the Animal Welfare dogs in their homes, to be able to Act. The rules narrow the defini- meet exacting USDA kennel ention of a retail pet store and ex- gineering standards that are depand the agency’s oversight of pet signed for large commercial wholesale or research kennels,” breeders. On the plus side, the new rules the AKC said. So, dog breeders still will be in could make it harder for notorious “puppy mills” to exist, because business when the new rules take Approved and paid for by Sharon Bosco breeders with four or more breed- effect in November, but they may ing females, and those who sell puppies “sight unseen,” now have to be licensed through the USDA. On the negative side, argues the American Kennel Club, the rules are nebulous in certain areas. For example, determining which females are truly “breeding females” can make things harder for small breeders and hobbyists. “The AKC remains extremely concerned that the rule will make it difficult for individuals to self-report, as they would not be able to “Thanksgiving know – without an APHIS (Animal Dinner” Soup and Plant Health Inspection Service) inspection ... before applying And FULL LINE OF HARDWARE SUPPLIES for a license – whether they would LARGEST IN AREA be required to obtain a license.” Butternut And new standards for facilities Mon-Fri 8-6, Squash Soup could make it much harder for Sat 8-5, Sun 9-1 Naugatuck, CT 06770 hobbyists and small breeders to raise dogs in their homes. “It is not reasonable to expect small

Hospital. He was the husband of Elaine (Pepe) Michaud. Omar was born in Limestone, Maine, Sept. 27, 1932, a son of the late Omar and Rose (Picard) Michaud. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, after which he worked as a machine adjuster at Uniroyal for 33 years and Middlebury Convalescent Home for 15 years. Besides his wife, Elaine, of 51 years, he leaves a son, Kevin Michaud and his wife, Marie, of Middlebury; a daughter, Wendy Gatyas and her husband, Gary, of Phillipsburg, N.J.; a brother, Vinal Michaud of Watertown; a sister, Joan Anzivine of Meriden; five grandchildren: Dana Gatyas, Jake Michaud, Jenna Gatyas, Kyle Michaud and Kendra Gatyas; and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours are today, Friday, Nov. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Chase Parkway Memorial Funeral Home at 430 Chase Parkway in Waterbury. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either Middlebury Convalescent Home, 778 Middlebury Road, Middlebury, CT 06762 or Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department, 65 Tucker Hill Road, Middlebury, CT 06762. For more info or to send e-condolences, visit www.

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Panthers stumble to Barlow in fourth quarter By KEN MORSE

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Jack Yule carries the ball for Pomperaug. Yule scored two touchdowns for the Panthers, but it wasn’t enough to chase down Barlow. (Natalie Baker photo) Wade Prajer, with 20 completions for 220 yards, guided the Panthers down field with Mike Curcio seven catches for 94 yards, Mike Buntin five catches for 46 yards and Ryan Johannes three catches for 48 yards picking up large chunks of yardage. When Pomperaug got inside the red zone, they handed it to Jack Yule, and the senior fullback barreled into the end zone. The Panthers failed on the two-point conversion attempt as Barlow clung to a 7-6 advantage. “We came in here with a couple of injuries, but we stayed with our passing game to get us down field,” said Roach. “Once we get in the red zone, I will put my fullback up against anyone in the league. Jack is as tough as nails down on the goal line.” Barlow worked hard to get back into scoring position, and Shaban broke the plane of the end zone on a four-yard blast. Gomez connected on the extra-point kick as the Falcons went on top 14-6. The Falcons struck quickly midway through the second quarter to open up a 21-6 advantage as Harry Wilson found an


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opening on a busted play and took it 68 yards for the score. Just before the end of the half, Prajer directed another drive down the field, and Yule pounded his way into the end zone, cutting the deficit at 21-12 at the half. “Our defense kept us in the game until the final quarter,” said Roach. “Shaban is one of the shiftiest quarterbacks in the league. I thought we did a good job regrouping and coming out in the third quarter to get ourselves back in the game. But again it got away from us in that last quarter.” Pomperaug came out looking to make a statement, and Prajer used his receivers to advance deep into Falcon territory. Curcio ran a misdirection to get into the end zone from a yard out on the first Panther possession of the third quarter to cut the deficit at 21-19 after Nick Harper split the uprights on the conversion kick. With 10:45 to go in the game, Shaban found his way into the end zone from 6 yards out to up the lead to 28-19. On the first play of the ensuing drive, Ian Carman intercepted a Prajer pass and the Falcons were back in business. Shaban scored on a 21-yard touchdown jaunt and with less than a minute to go took off on a 49-yard scoring burst for the 4119 final margin. Pomperaug will host Bunnell this Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. for the final home game of the season as the Panthers celebrate senior night.

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1. Who holds the mark for most seasons of 20 or more home runs by a first baseman? 2. Hank Aaron was one of three players to play for both the Milwaukee Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers. Name one of the other two. 3. When was the last time the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy was shared among the Army, Navy and Air Force football teams for a season? 4. Dallas set an NBA record for most consecutive games with at least one three-pointer made. Was it over or under 1,100 games when it ended in 2012? 5. When was the last time before 2013 that the Colorado Avalanche franchise had the No. 1 overall pick in the NHL Draft? 6. Name the last time the U.S. did not win the medal count at the Summer Olympics. 7. In 2013, golfer Kenny Perry set a record for biggest comeback after 36 holes at the U.S. Senior Open – 10 strokes. What had been the biggest comeback?

Answers 1. Fred McGriff did it in 14 seasons as a 1st baseman between 1988 and 2002. 2. Felipe Alou and Phil Roof. 3. It was 1993. 4. Over – 1,108 games. 5. In 1991, the then-Quebec Nordiques drafted Eric Lindros first overall. 6. It was 1992, when the Unified Team (former USSR countries) topped the U.S. by four medals. 7. Seven strokes, by Larry Laoretti (1992) and Brad Bryant (2007).

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The Pomperaug High School Panthers stood toe-to-toe with Joel Barlow last Friday at the Westside Athletic Complex on the campus of Western Connecticut State University. The Panthers trailed the 6-1 Falcons 21-19 heading into the fourth quarter. Barlow senior quarterback Jack Shaban shook loose for three final-quarter touchdowns to put the finishing touches on the Panthers by a 41-19 margin. Shaban rushed for 207 yards and scored four touchdowns, but with the game on the line the Falcons handed the ball and the game to their senior quarterback. “We were right there with them, but we didn’t end up going the distance,” said Pomperaug head coach Dave Roach. “It was a back-and-forth game until they scored two touchdowns in a row. We battled back to close the gap at the half and then scored on the first possession of the third quarter to get back in the game. “We just couldn’t seem to stop their quarterback in that last quarter. The teams we have lost to this season are a combined 31-4 on the season. And it has almost always come down to one bad quarter. Like I have been saying all along, we need to finish out games and play an entire four quarters.” Barlow came out intent on moving the ball on the ground as Shaban was just one of two passing for 29 yards. The Falcons ground game churned up 446 yards on 49 carries with Stephen Miller 16 hauls for 97 yards and Henry Wilson four carries for 102 yards helping to move the chains 17 times for Barlow. Bryan Gallaer found a seam and burst 17 yards into the end zone to get the Falcons on the board. Juan Gomez booted (five of six conversions) the extra point for the 7-0 first-quarter lead.

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On a temporary basis, just for privacy and safety, you can patch the damaged door by attaching a piece of plywood to either side using wood screws. The plywood should overlap the hole by at least an inch on all sides. However, you’ll need to replace the door completely, once you have the time and the finances. That your brother’s friends managed to knock a hole MIDDLEBURY PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSSION through it means the door was By: Terry Smith, Chairman probably hollow, which is common for interior doors. It will be

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By Samantha Mazzotta less expensive to replace than a solid wood door. Also on the plus side, you can replace it with the door of your choice. Another option is to replace the entire frame, allowing you to purchase a prehung door. Replacing the door properly will take a little bit of skill. If you’ve done some basic carpentry before (using power tools, etc.), you can handle a door replacement. Otherwise, you may want to hire a contractor to do the entire door replacement. Ask for a written quote before agreeing to any work. he will bring to the position his background in market research that encourages him to try to gather as much information as he can to make informed decisions. We were unable to reach Miller, but Bosco said she is a current and longtime member of the Water Pollution Control Authority and is running unopposed for another term on that board. She also is a member of the MDTC.

Before heading to the homeimprovement store for a replacement, measure the height and width of the door and take those measurements with you. You’ll need the new door plus – if you want to completely replace the hardware – new hinges and a lockset (which includes the doorknob and latch). You also can use the old hardware to save money. If you plan to replace the door yourself, plan ahead. Online videos can give a great visual overview of the task. Send your questions or home tips to (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

If your door scrapes the floor slightly on opening and closing, place a piece of sandpaper on floor where it rubs and open/ close the door across the sandpaper a few times. Moreira attempted to communicate with us, but technology did not cooperate. We understand he has served on the Police Commission in the past and brings that experience to the position. The polls will open Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 6 a.m. and will remain open until 8 p.m. Voting for both districts will be held downstairs at Shepardson Community Center.

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DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I watch a lot of TV news. Without naming names, there are two very attractive women reporters, darkhaired, who have prominent mustaches. I find this distracting. Is unwanted-hair removal so very painful or costly that they would not have it done? We have a niece with the same problem, but I would never mention it to her. What’s going on? – D.B. ANSWER: Many women have hair growing in places usually reserved only for men – the mustache area, the chin, the chest, the upper back and the arms. It’s called hirsuitism (HER-sue-tizm), and it’s not uncommon. About 5 percent of women in the childbearing years have it, and more women develop it after menopause. It has to do with the balance between male and female hormones. Women make male hormones. Some make slightly more than normal, and other women

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might have hair follicles that are more sensitive to male hormones than they should be. In either case, hirsuitism is the result. It might be the only sign of male hormone production, or there may be other signs of hormone excess. For many, this is nothing more than a family trait. For others, it can be a sign of trouble in the adrenal gland, the thyroid gland, the pituitary gland or the ovaries. One somewhat-common condition that produces such an imbal-

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ance is polycystic ovary syndrome. Not every woman with mustache growth needs an exhaustive investigation, but women should mention it to their doctor to see if the doctor thinks further pursuit is in order. A number of options are open to women who want the hair removed. Shaving and bleaching the hair are two cheap ones. Vaniqa cream – relatively new – can be effective. Electrolysis and laser treatments destroy the hair follicles. Electrolysis is somewhat painful, but not so greatly painful that it’s unbearable. Women reporters probably can afford either procedure. Male hormone excess can be treated with a number of medicines, and that can rid women of unwanted hair. Dr. Donohue regrets he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. (c) 2013 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved


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