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Volume 5, Number 3

Friday, Januar y 15, 2010

Demolition delay at Lexington Gardens leaves two tanks debris till spring By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

Winter weather may delay Lexington Gardens’ full demolition through spring, though only small piles of debris and several underground fuel tanks currently remain. North Haven building official Dave Maiden said that

there are still three tanks on the 500 Middletown Ave. property that must be removed. Maiden said Tuesday that McVac Environmental Services of New Haven would remove one tank by the end of the week, but would most likely be forced to wait until spring weather to remove the other two, due to winter weather freezing

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the soil. Property-owner Loretta Mufson specifically hired McVac Environmental Services to remove the tanks after a leak stopped demolition on Dec. 23, according to Maiden. On that date, Billy Brencher, assistant director of field operations for public works, reported leaking of liquids from the site onto Middletown Avenue. “While I was out, I noticed water coming down to Spring Road and I followed it back to Lexington Gardens,” Brencher said. “My main concern was that I didn’t want the water freezing, and

Citizen photo by Kyle Swartz

Small piles of concrete debris stand at 500 Middletown Ave. where factories, greenhouses, and larger piles of See Demolition, page 22 potentially hazardous materials once stood.

Downsizing the name of the game for Post Office, too By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

Pictured left to right are the Health Net Senior Stars program winners: North Haven resident and second place winner, Doryce Blake Coon; first place winner and East Hartford resident, Ernie Recato; and third place winner and Wallingford native, John Ferreira, posing with their trophies at the Health Net Senior Stars championship at Hamden’s Miller Senior Center. Senior Stars is a statewide karaoke competition for seniors modeled after the national singing and talent reality TV shows “American Idol” and “America’s Got Talent.” All three winners will have their videotaped performances submitted to the national TV show “America’s Got Talent.”

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is looking to blend the two North Haven post office buildings into one central location on Washington Avenue. USPS real estate specialist Joseph Mulvey spoke at the Jan. 7 Board of Selectmen’s meeting of the USPS’s plans to merge the town’s two post office buildings. “The Postal Service continues to evaluate all our facilities,” Mulvey said. “Both [North Haven facilities] have space in excess of our needs. Both are under leases in privately owned buildings and both lease agreements will be expiring in the not-toodistant future.”

Citizen photo by Kyle Swartz

The North Haven United States Postal Service carrier and delivery operations building, located at 10 Middletown Ave., could be merged with the USPS retail and business operation at a new, central location. North Haven’s Postal Service retail and business operations are located at the 74 Washington Ave. property, while the town’s Postal Service carrier and delivery operations are located at 10

Middletown Ave. “We have the opportunity to combine both facilities into one place in a central area in town,” Mulvey said.

See Post Office, page 6


The North Haven Citizen — Friday, January 15, 2010

Community Briefs

Refuse collection

The North Haven Public Works Department wishes to advise all North Haven residents that the refuse collection for the week of Jan. 18 will be unchanged. The Transfer Station on Universal Drive is closed on Mondays. It will be open as usual Tuesday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The Recycling Center, on Elm Street, is always closed on Monday. It will be open 8 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday to Saturday.

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We strive to bring you the most accurate and up-to-date information available each week, but if you see something in the North Haven Citizen that isn’t quite right, give our news department a call at (203) 317-3750, and we’ll do our best to make things right. In last week’s exchange student story on page 11, the North Haven Rotary Club exchange student from Venezuela was identified as Rodolfo Carrizosa. The gentleman’s correct name is Rodolfo Auvert. We regret the error.

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The following programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library and will be held at the North Haven Public Library, 17 Elm St. Community Wide Read “On the Same Page,” a Community Wide Read, was established to promote literacy and engage the community in a shared reading experience. The featured book is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Anne Shaffer and Annie Barrow. A limited number of books are available at the library for loan or purchase. Adult programs (also open to non-residents) War and Potatoes: A History and Book Discussion (Book: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society) — Wednesday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m., Community Room Paul Whealon, a history teacher, will begin the discussion with a background on the Channel Islands, their status in relationship to Britain, and the military occupation. Pat Johnson, an independ-

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Appointments continue to cause controversy at BOS meeting By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

At the Jan. 7 Board of Selectmen’s meeting, First Selectman Michael Freda announced that he had received the resignation of Patricia Brown, a Democrat on the Finance Board, a few days ago. “I’d like to thank Ms. Brown for all her services to the town,” said selectman Steve Fontana. Fontana nominated Democrat William Kohlhepp to

take Brown’s Board of Finance spot. Kohlhepp is a physician assistant and an associate professor of physician assistant studies at Quinnipiac University. According to Freda and Fontana, Kohlhepp has sat on numerous planning and finance boards at Quinnipiac University and St. Raphael’s Healthcare System, and has also served as a volunteer firefighter. Kohlhepp was anonymously approved by the selectmen to serve on the

Board of Finance, taking over a term to finish on Dec. 1, 2011. The selectmen are still receiving resumes for the new ethics board, Freda said, and should be ready to solidify the board next month. Democrat Pamela Sletten was unanimously appointed to a four-year term as an Inland and Wetlands Commission (IWC) alternate, after a lengthy and public debate in past selectmen’s meetings See BOS, page 20



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Mulvey added that the USPS would prefer to move into an existing vacant building, rather than constructing a new location or putting an addition on either of their current North Haven locations.

First Selectman Michael Freda, who first mentioned the potential move at last month’s board meeting, said the preferred USPS spots were in the old Washington Avenue Walgreen’s, which is in the Stop and Shop plaza, or across the street near Cricket’s.

Freda added that he and Mulvey are still searching for other potential spots and welcomed any recommendations from residents. During public comment regarding the potential USPS move, the old Stop and Shop headquarters at 153 Washington Ave. was suggested as a location, and Freda said he would look into it.

Resident Gary Amato asked whether the town would incur any costs in the

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The proposed merger would not move the USPS retail and business operation far from its current Washington Avenue address. consolidation. Mulvey answered that North Haven would not. Several residents worried that blending both buildings into one structure on Washington Avenue would increase the road’s traffic, especially around its intersection with Route 22, as the carrier and delivery operations would include 28 mail trucks. Other residents said that they did not think the move would worsen traffic, as the trucks would not typically be on the road during busy traffic hours. Any new location would necessitate 100 parking spaces, approximately a quarter of which could be shared

with surrounding businesses, and 6,500 square feet of net interior space, Mulvey said, for a total estimate of 1.5 acres. Mulvey cautioned, however, that the estimate did not include any zoning requirements, and that the properties mentioned were simply the result of a cursory review. When asked about a timeframe, Mulvey said that both buildings’ leases end in two years and the USPS would like to finalize the move before that date. Mulvey added that there would also be allotted time for town residents to air concerns and comments about any proposed USPS moves before a decision is made.

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By Paul Colella Special to the North Haven Citizen

On a cold Saturday afternoon on Jan. 9, a solar energy forum was sponsored by the North Haven Clean Energy Task Force at the North Haven Library Community Room. Nearly 85 people attended the program that included presentations from environmental consultant Bill Colonis from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, business leader Bill Pakulis from the Wellpoint Corporation, solar designer and installer Dave Usdan, several North Haven residents who use solar energy and vendors who provided information and brochures on solar energy. “The task force hosted this forum because we believe solar energy is the wave of the future,” stated Hugh Davis, chairman of the task force. “We also want to inform residents where solar energy fits into the big picture of clean energy.” Colonis gave an overview on solar power and shared his views on the advantages of solar power. He explained that solar energy can be used to heat water, pools, homes and power attic fans. Also, it

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Selectmen get reports on personnel, renovations and investigations By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

The Jan. 7 Board of Selectmen meeting touched on many topics, including ongoing discussions reported by First Selectman Michale Freda about unused and vacant properties in town. Freda said that he had met with Mickey Rabina to discuss future possible uses of the former Pratt and Whitney site. He said that he had put together a meeting between Rabina and a concrete prefab construction company. “There are negotiations taking place for them to either buy the land or for a

joint-venture,” Freda said, but quickly cautioned, “This is by no means a final destination. I am just trying to create opportunities for North Haven.” Freda said that he has also been meeting with real estate companies who represent other unoccupied properties in North Haven in an effort to fill vacancies. Personnel changes Freda said that former town comptroller Ed Swinkowski would replace Michael Betz as the town’s director of the Finance Department. Freda added that he had hired Valerie Goodkin as his executive assis-

tant, and his other assistant position, listed on the town website as program administrator II, should be filled next week. Freda said that the program administrator II position was downgraded from $40,000 a year to $35,000 a year and had received over 40 applicants. Senior Center renovation update During public comment, resident Irene Salman asked for an update of the senior center renovations. Freda said that there had been some setbacks in reopening the senior center, and that the department of public works was currently helping

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The North Haven Citizen Friday, January 15, 2010

Letters to the Editor True Christmas spirit in retail

blessing to Carol. Bunny O’Brien North Haven

To the editor: I had stopped in Carol’s Creations in North Haven the Saturday after Christmas to exchange a gift. When I found the store closed, I realized the staff was having a well-deserved weekend off. I then went in on the following Monday and told the person waiting on me and also spoke to the owner Carol about how great it was to see how the true spirit of the Christmas season was in the retail business. This was very unusual, instead of seeing how some stores were opening at 5 a.m. the day after Christmas, when the staff had been on their feet for hours and had to contend with some difficult situations. How do they manage to work and do all of their own personal shopping and all that goes with the holidays? As Tiny Tim said, “God bless us, everyone.” A special

Challenges Freda to keep ‘nastiness’ out of meetings

To the editor: Happily the Board of Selectmen’s meetings have been moved back to 7 p.m. which makes it possible for me to attend. Last night I attended my first meeting of the new administration. Mr. Fontana continues to use his years of town and state government experience to our benefit. We have been lucky to have him on the board serving as a selectman. Mr. Doheny is a gentleman who previously has shown his ability to be forthright in his statements. His statements have been accurate, his knowledge of town government firm, and when asked for clarifications which may

See Letters, page 11

Government Meetings Monday, Jan. 18 North Haven Schools Building Committee, 127 Washington Ave., 3rd floor, 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19 Commission on Aging, Senior Center, 6 p.m. Parks and Recreation Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20 Police Retirement Board, Town Hall, 18 Church St., conference room 3, at 8 a.m. Board of Finance, Town Hall, 18 Church St., conference room 1, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 North Haven Memorial Board, North Haven Library, 17 Elm St., 7:30 p.m. Zoning Board of Appeals, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25 Water Pollution Control Authority, 1122 Universal

Drive, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 Police Commission, Police Department, 8 Linsley St., conference room, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 27 Inland Wetlands Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 7 p.m. Board of Fire Commissioners, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 28 Economic Development Commission, Town Hall, 18 Church St., conference room 3, 8:15 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 1 Planning and Zoning Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 2 Community Services Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 5:30 p.m.


Friday, January 15, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen

Patriots and Scoundrels Book 2 By Paul Colella Special to the North Haven Citizen Part 6 After recovering from the shock of seeing Lydia Johnson, I gave her a polite greeting, but I was very concerned about her visit to Kensington Hall. Mrs. Kensington asked me to join them. After pouring me a cup of tea, Mrs. Kensington revealed the reason for Lydia’s visit. “I am in need of a housekeeper who will oversee the other servants, and Mrs. Johnson was highly recommended for the position by my good friend Judith Fairchild. Mrs. Johnson was in the employ of Mr. and Mrs. Fairchild some years ago, and they were pleased with her work,” said Mrs. Kensington. Turning to me, Lydia smiled and then replied, “Mrs. Kensington has made me a generous offer that I have accepted. She has informed me that you are in her employ as Charles’ governess. I look forward to working with you.” Suddenly chills ran down my spine, and I had an uncomfortable feeling about Lydia working at Kensington Hall. I kept my feelings concealed, and for the sake of appearances, I engaged in pleasant conversation with both women as we had our tea. After a short while, Lydia was about to take her leave when we heard the sounds of a scuffle and shouting coming from outside on the terrace. Mrs. Kensington bravely went to investigate the disturbance. She opened the terrace doors and discovered a woman wearing a shawl standing nearby while a man with long black hair tied neatly behind his neck was making his way back towards the terrace. “Who are you? What are you doing on my property?” demanded Mrs. Kensington. “Come inside this instant so you can explain yourselves.” As the couple entered, Lydia Johnson abruptly left the room, and I was surprised to see that it was Jean-Luc and Louise. Upon seeing me, they both gave me a nice greeting. A vexed and curious Mrs. Kensington was astonished that they knew me. “My dear Charity, you are acquainted with this man and this woman who are responsible for making a commotion outside my drawing room? I demand an explanation at once.” After introducing themselves, Jean-Luc was very charming and explained that he and Louise came to Kensington Hall on horseback. When they had arrived, they saw a person wearing a cloak lurking about the mansion. Their curiosity got the best of them so they followed this person, who they found on the terrace spying on whoever was inside. When this person realized that Jean-Luc and Louise were watching him, the stranger tried to attack them before making his escape. To everyone’s surprise, Mrs. Kensington showed little concern about the stranger,

but instead, she rang the bell for one of the servants to bring a fresh pot of tea. Then she graciously invited Jean-Luc and Louise to stay for a visit. I had surmised that she wanted to become acquainted with the mysterious couple while trying to learn about their connection to me and their uninvited arrival to her home. At Winchester Park, an elegant Judith Winchester Fairchild was sitting alone in the library staring at a portrait of her son Ethan. Her train of thought was interrupted when her husband Caleb entered. He was not very tall, but a refined, distinguished, and wellmannered gentleman dressed in a blue coat. “My dear Judith, what seems to be troubling you?” he inquired. “How dare you ask me such a question? If you must know, I am thinking about our son Ethan and his foolish decision to be with that horrid girl Honoria. How could he have fallen under her spell? Has he no respect for his parents or the good name of Fairchild?” ranted an emotional Judith Fairchild. Caleb took his wife’s hand and gently ushered her to the sofa while he tried to comfort her. He told Judith that Ethan had made his decision, and they were powerless to change his mind. He also told her that they should be grateful for her sister Evelyn Winchester’s assistance in watching over Ethan and Honoria. “That is of little comfort to me. My sister promised me that the trip to Philadelphia would have ended Ethan’s attachment to that girl of inferior birth and all would be right again,” said Judith despairingly. “The trip only brought them closer, and now we have lost our only son. I am filled with sorrow and shall die of a broken heart.” As Caleb continued in his attempt to calm his wife, a servant interrupted and announced that there were visitors in the great hall waiting to see them. Caleb instructed the servant to show them in while Judith quickly composed herself. A few moments later Ethan Fairchild entered the room and em-

Letters Continued from page 10 alter his statement somewhat, he does not hesitate to add additional facts or admit that he may need to look into the matter more. The town is lucky to have these two fine gentlemen serve us. As for Mr. Freda, our first selectman, I will reserve judgment to see if he can deliver on all of his promises of great leadership and business acumen. I believe Mr. Freda failed his first test of leadership last night. His reaction to individuals in the crowd laughing at a speaker was distressing. Instead of chastising those who laughed, he encouraged it. He never once said it was an inappropriate and childish thing to do. He instead joined them with some sense of glee. (Just watch the tape of the Jan. 7, 2010, meeting.) These were obviously his supporters, as many were members of the Republican Town Committee. I have had many people come to me in my years in government and ask me questions that should be raised in public forums. These people may even attend those forums, but do not dare speak. They do not do so because of what Freda encouraged last night. I expect he will not let that happen again because all of the people in

this town deserve respect, no matter what their personal beliefs or level of knowledge regarding the town may be. Please do not let the world Joe Ierardi created when he was elected chairman of the Republican Party and encouraged such nasty behavior as acceptable return to this town. Bill Gambardella North Haven

‘Selective memories’ on display To the editor: I couldn’t help but notice the selective memories of people when it suits them or their cause. At the latest selectman’s meeting, someone (I won’t name names) had the temerity to state how the McCarty administration inherited the current situation as it stands with respect to the possible improprieties being investigated in the building/permits department. The inference being, she shouldn’t be held responsible for these alleged misdeeds. Yet, Ms. McCarty’s campaign was built upon the illegal actions of people hired 20 some odd years before Mr. Kopetz took office. Let’s face facts. Had that scandal not surfaced, there probably wouldn’t have been a McCarty administration. You can’t have your cake and eat it too. Fred Capozziello North Haven

See Patriots, page 23

Fontana asks for funds State Representative Steve Fontana (D-North Haven) called on Governor Rell to release millions in state aid to Connecticut towns for funding local road repairs and paving projects. “Towns all over Connecticut are struggling to maintain the quality of their roads and to protect public safety,” said Representative Fontana. “Since I also serve as North Haven’s third selectman, I know firsthand how important these funds are to help pay for local projects and support local budgets. State government made a commitment to towns like North Haven to provide this needed revenue on a timely basis, and withholding it serves no useful purpose. The governor should quit playing games and release these funds immediately.”

Due to the current budget deficit, the governor has held back $30 million in Town Aid Road (TAR) grants. North Haven’s TAR grant was $181,879 last year. Town Aid Road grants are awarded to all of Connecticut’s 169 municipalities. Towns with sizeable road networks are often awarded the most. Many towns with smaller populations, but with extensive roadways, are dependent on these grants. Towns usually receive TAR funding in January and July each year. Rose Ryan Communications Coordinator House Democrats Connecticut General Assembly Legislative Office Building Hartford, CT 06106


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The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company announced that its store in North Haven raised over $2,735 for the North Haven Congregational Church Food Bank and local food pantries to help provide hunger relief to area residents. From Oct. 30 until Dec. 3, all Stop & Shop stores from New Hampshire to New Jersey participated in the 2009 Food for Friends campaign. Through the sale of paper turkeys and fundraising events held at the stores, Stop & Shop associates and customers donated over $1.2 million. Together with a corporate match, Stop & Shop donated more than $1.4 million to local and regional food banks.


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The North Haven Citizen Friday, January 15, 2010

Community suppers

St. John’s Episcopal Church’s Community Suppers will continue to be held every Friday night through the winter months. St. John’s sponsors the meals most Fridays from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Great Hall, rain or shine for members of the community who need help making ends meet and for those who want some companionship along with a nutritious supper. The suggested donation is $1 per meal, with a family cap of $5. No one is turned away in the event they are unable to make a donation. The menu includes items such as chicken noodle soup or vegetable minestrone; meat loaf or egg salad sandwiches; seasonal fresh fruit and fresh baked desserts. St. John’s Church is located at 3 Trumbull Place, at the top of the Green in North Haven, where our doors are open for prayer and peace. For details on this or other parish programs please call the church office at (203) 2390156.

Martin Luther King, Jr. service

Congregation Mishkan Israel will hold its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. service on Friday, Jan. 15, Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Road, Hamden. Services begin at 8 p.m. and is free and open to community. This year’s service will be co-sponsored by Interfaith Cooperative Ministries. Clergy from different faiths will participate in the service. The keynote speaker is Yale Divinity School Professor Clarence Hardy, III, who will be speaking on the impact of Dr. King and civil rights on American religion. For more information, contact Rabbi Herbert Brockman at (203) 288-3877.

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Chabad Center events The following events will take place at Chabad Center, 1650 Whitney Ave., Hamden: Annual Kumzitz will be held Saturday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. Bring your instruments, or come and enjoy the music. Notes, refreshments and a great time will be provided. This program is for adults and there is no charge. Kids’ Club - Tu B’shvat will be held Sunday, Jan. 24, at 2:30 p.m. Children will enjoy a variety of Tu B’shvat activities, including story time, arts and crafts, and special Tu B’shvat treats. One Shabbat - One World will be held Friday, Jan. 29, at 6:30 p.m. Join thousands of Jews from across the globe who will come together to eat, drink, relax and celebrate a Shabbat dedicated to universal peace and harmony. A full Shabbat dinner will be served for adults and children. There is no charge, donations are welcome. Please R.S.V.P. by Jan. 24 to

Too blessed to be stressed On Monday, Jan. 25, from

10 to 11:30 a.m., or on Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Caritas Christi Center, 295 Benham St., Hamden, there will be a talk, “Too Blessed to Be Stressed,” offering suggestions and collective wisdom on how to put gratitude to God at the center and efforts to live more peacefully. A donation is suggested. To register, call (203) 281-2569.

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A prayerful meditation and movement with the prayer of St. Francis will be held seven Wednesdays, from Feb. 3 to March 24, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, or 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Caritas Christi Center, 295 Benham St., Hamden. To register, please call (203) 281-2569.

A spiritual book club based on the book, “The Saints’ Guide to Happiness: Practical Lessons in the Life of the Spirit,” will be held seven Wednesdays, from Feb. 3 to March 25, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Caritas Christi Center, 295 Benham St., Hamden. To register, please call (203) 281-2569.

Obituaries Angelo Joseph Gaudino Angelo Joseph Gaudino, 85, of Clintonville Road, North Haven, formerly of Pilgrims Harbor, Wallingford, died Jan. 3, 2009, at the VAMC, West Haven. He was the husband of 59 years to Norma Zygalinski Gaudino. Angelo was born in New Haven, Feb. 18, 1924, a son of the late Antonio and Carmela Iovanne Gaudino and was the owner of the former Century Fireplace. Angelo served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army during World War II having fought in the Battle of the Bulge and in Normandy. He received the Distinguished Unit Badge, the World War II Victory and European African Middle Eastern Service Medals. He often spoke at Lyman Hall High School about veteran history. Angelo was an avid golfer and a sports enthusiast. He was predeceased by his brother, Pasquale Gaudino. A funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 8 at the Church of the Resurrection, Wallingford. Interment with full military honors was in the State Veterans Cemetery, Middletown. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Casimer Jablonski Casimer “Cas” Jablonski, 91, of Poplar Street, North Haven, died Jan. 2, 2010, peacefully at his home. He was the husband of 67 years to the late Patricia Mae Ellis

Jablonski. Born in Derby, March 4, 1918, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary Jablonski. Mr. Jablonski had worked as a gunsmith for the O.F. Mossberg Company for 52 years until his retirement. He was a communicant of St. Barnabas Church, a member of the North Haven Senior Center, a member of the Cassidy Club at Mossberg’s, and the McDonald’s Breakfast Club in North Haven. He was very active with the North Haven Fair. He was a very talented and avid duck pin bowler, enjoyed playing cards, and also enjoyed animals, especially cats, and feeding the birds. He is survived by a son, James P. Jablonski, and his wife, Sue A. Jablonski, of Westerville, Ohio; and a daughter, Judith A. Jablonski-Libbey and her husband, Ronald F. Libbey, of Franklin, Mass.; grandchildren, Michael J. and Lisa Marie Jablonski, Jennifer P. Bryson, and her husband, Joseph Bryson, Christopher F. Libbey and his wife, Erin Libbey; and great-grandchildren, Krista N. and Derek J. Bowers, Darrin Schoen, Riley L. and Cole J. Bryson. He

was predeceased by a brother, John Jablonski, and sisters, Helen and Sophie. A funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 9 at St. Barnabas Church. Interment was in All Saints Cemetery. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the North Haven Fair Association, P.O. Box 14, North Haven, CT 06473, or the Connecticut Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.

Darcy Nagy

Darcy Ellen Goldman Nagy, 55, of State Street, North Haven, died Jan. 8, 2010, at the Hospital of St. Raphael. Born in New Haven, Jan. 26, 1954, she was a daughter of Rose (Perkis) Goldman, of Hamden, and the late Raymond Goldman. She is survived by a sister, Marlene (Warren) Spaner, of New Haven; nieces and nephews, Amy Beth Spiegel, Heide Lynn Spiegel, Ira Heath Spaner and Seth Jared

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Spring Glen Church, Temple Beth Shalom and the Muhammad Islamic Center are co-hosting a three-part lecture series entitled, “Life

Passages: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.” It will provide an opportunity for “an interface sharing of traditions and challenges within the Abrahamic religions.” Each week there will be a panel discussion led by Rabbi Ben Scolnic, the Rev. Nancy W. Strickland, and Dr. Abdul Hasan. Refreshments and small group discussions will follow. The three-part event continues on Sundays, Jan. 17, and 24, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The Jan. 17 topic, “Marriage and Family life,” will be held at Temple Beth Shalom, 1809 Whitney Ave., Hamden. The Jan. 24 topic, “Death and Bereavement”, will be held at the Muhammad Islamic Center, 870 Dixwell Ave., Hamden. This event is free and open to the public.




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Obituaries Continued from page 13 Spaner; and a devoted companion, Rocky Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Addio. She was predeceased by a sister, Muriel Spiegel. Funeral services were held at the Robert E. Shure Funeral Home, New Haven, on Jan. 11. Interment services were at Ind. New Haven Lodge Cemetery, East Haven. Memorial donations may be made to the Lymphoma Research Foundation of America, 8800 Venice Blvd., Suite 207, Los Angeles, CA 90034.

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Steven Michael Drozd Steven Michael Drozd of North Haven died Jan. 5, 2010. He was the husband of Diane Stern Drozd of North Haven to whom he was happily married since 1976. He was a son of Michael and Anastazia Hanachewska Drozd. Steve was born in Middletown in March 1941 and grew up in the Hill section of New Haven moving to Hamden when he was 15 years old. He was a 1959 graduate of Eli Whitney Technical School, Hamden, where he received the Bausch & Lomb Science Award for excelling in the sciences. Steve attended New Haven College attaining an education beyond the associate degree level. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served during the Vietnam Conflict having been a civil engineering electrician for two years in Texas and two more in Spain. Steve was active in the Knights of Columbus. Steve was also an honorary life member of the Waucoma Yacht Club in New Haven where he had been an officer

for more than ten years and a member for more than 30 years. Steve began his working career following the service in drafting and design work. He started selling in 1975 and worked for various industrial companies. Steve was last employed by Liturgical Publications Inc. where he had been a successful senior advertising sales representative for more than 12 years. He is survived by his sons, Mark J. (Laurie) Weiner, of East Haven, and Stewart M. (Danielle) Drozd, of Newington; grandchildren, Michael J. and Brett A. Weiner and John Tyler â&#x20AC;&#x153;JTâ&#x20AC;?, Jessica Lillian and Samuel Mark Drozd; and sisters, Marion â&#x20AC;&#x153;Manyaâ&#x20AC;? (Stephen) Amato, of Wallingford, and Lillian (Pasquale) Crocco Arserio,, of Boca Raton, Fla. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Ritaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, Hamden, on Jan. 8. Interment was private. The Porto Funeral Home, East Haven, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Smilow Cancer Center of the American Lung Association.

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Solar Continued from page 7 ing their carbon footprint. “At our Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield facilities we use fluorescent lights, emphasize carpooling and video conferences, and we have installed new energy efficient windows and new duct work,” reported Pakulis. “Our facilities are open 24/7, and we are trying to find ways to be cost efficient while conserving energy and the environment.” Usdan, a designer and installer of solar panels from Milford, talked about the solar installation experience he had when installing panels on the roof of the North Haven Health and Racquet Club building. “An ideal site for a panel is pointing south,” Usdan explained. “People must keep in mind that the quality of site and rebates are important, and listen to what the vendors and installers suggest for homeowners purchasing solar panels. I encourage those interested to have a free site survey done on their home.” Residents Ann Higgins, Frieda Halkovetz and Ray Sola described their personal experiences of how and why they chose solar power, what their choices were, and

Brief Animal Haven benefit Citizen photo by Maurice Libson

A packed audience in the Memorial Library community room enjoys the 2010 solar energy forum. the difference it has made to them. All three encouraged members of the audience to take advantage of the incentive programs and reminded everyone that it is a costly project that takes 10 years before one will see a major payback, but it is well worth it. After the presentations, there was a question and answer session for the audience. Representatives from several vendors, including Lantern Energy, United Electric, Go Solar Energy Store, and Sunlight Solar Energy were at tables distribut-

ing brochures describing various applications for solar energy, and answering questions. Also, Kenny Foscue, vice-chairman of the task force, encouraged people to sign up for the clean energy option for their regular electric service. Foscue stated that the task force has signed up 300 residents, which has made the town eli-

gible for three solar panels that will be installed at the high school. “I am thrilled to see this wonderful turnout today,” stated First Selectman Mike Freda. “Through collaborative efforts of the task force and residents, we want to reach our goal by 2010. This is the future for us in North Haven and in the United

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Day trips: Saturday, Feb. 27: UConn Lady Huskies Basketball. Sunday, March 28: Oliver, Warner Theater, Torrington. Thursday, April 29: Sugar (The Some Like It Hot Musical), Westchester Broadway Theater Tuesday, May 11: Foxwoods. Sunday, June 6: Lighthouse Cruise. Tuesday, June 15: Mohegan Sun. Wednesday, July 21: The Delaney House, All You Can Eat Lobster and Comedy Show. When registering for trips sponsored by the Joyce C. Budrow Senior Center, please remember to bring in your emergency contact information, their name and telephone numbers (including work and cell numbers).

Please note: all checks will be payable to the North Haven Senior Center beginning in 2010. Senior Songsters Senior Songsters will perform holiday songs for students at Clintonville Elementary School on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 1:30 p.m. and Green Acres Elementary School on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 1:30 p.m. The bus will depart at 1 p.m. Food critics Senior food critics will visit the Rustic Oak on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 11:30 a.m. Please sign up at the office. National Soup Month On Wednesday, Jan. 27, the center will be collecting canned soup to be dispersed to local food banks. During Bingo, for every two cans of soup, you will receive one free bingo card and a cup of hot chocolate.

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Universal Drive trip A mini trip to Universal Drive will be held Thursday, Jan. 28, at 10:15 a.m. Please call to reserve a spot on the bus. Elvis celebration Elvis’ birthday will be celebrated on Friday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. Name Elvis’ songs and have refreshments and fun remembering those days. Computer lessons Computer lessons will be available on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., by appointment only by calling Pat Ferraro, (203) 234-2656. Lap blankets needed Looking for knitted, crocheted or quilted lap blankets, size 37” x 48” and

shawls to donate to Yale-New Haven Hospital’s Mutual Respect Committee. If interested in donating your time, the center will provide you with yarn. Sewing needed Join our craft class and assist with making cloth tote bags that will be given to children who are removed from their homes in a crisis situation. Craft classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Scrabble players Scrabble players are needed. Join the fun on Friday mornings at 10 a.m. Volunteers sought Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers needs volunteers to

provide friendly visits to North Haven seniors. If interested, contact Barbara Barloc at (203) 230-8994. The mission of Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers is to assist older and disabled people by fostering independent living and reducing isolation. Food donations The following items are needed for the Senior Center’s food collection box: peanut butter, jelly and coffee. Transportation schedule North Haven library: call for appointment. Town pool: Call for hours of availability.

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Senior Calendar Events planned at the Senior Center next week: Monday, Jan. 18 Center closed. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tuesday, Jan. 19 Beginning chair Yoga, 10 a.m. Hairdresser, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Senior Songsters, 1:15 p.m. Mah Jongg, 1 p.m. Commission on Aging, 6

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Senior Continued from page 16 Grocery shopping: every Friday, 10:30 a.m. to noon at Big Y or Stop & Shop. Hairdresser: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Errands: every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Trips include bank, post office, card shop, etc. Medical appointments Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: Make all appointments between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. (be ready to go home by 2 p.m.). Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: Make all appointments between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (be ready to go home by 1:30 p.m.). Friday: limited medical appointments in North Haven only. When you call to schedule your transportation, please be prepared to provide your doctor’s name, address and phone number. Please reserve your ride by calling the senior center as soon as you make your appointment and no later than noon the day before the appointment. If errands, hairdresser or grocery trips are scheduled on a holiday or any day the center is closed, there will not be a make-up day during that week for transportation. Job counseling The Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut offers employment counseling and placement for people 55 and older. Paid and un-

paid programs are available to qualified individuals. To qualify for the paid Senior Community Service Employment Training Program an individual must be physically and mentally capable of performing parttime duties, be employable in a non-subsidized workplace, be a resident of New Haven County and meet federal income guidelines. Job positions are intended to revitalize trainee work skills while supporting local nonprofit and governmental agencies. Enrollees normally work 15 hours per week and are paid minimum wage on a bi-weekly basis. Employment counseling and placement is also offered free to people 55 or older. This service is ideal for those individuals who wish to supplement their retirement income, or who would like to explore another field of work. For information on either program or to schedule an appointment to determine eligibility, please call (203) 7523059. The Agency on Aging is a private, nonprofit organization. Food baskets Food donation baskets will be collected and donated to local food banks for the less fortunate throughout the winter. Unused, properly dated nonperishable food — canned vegetables, juice, soup, crackers, salad dressing, croutons, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, pie filling and canned fruit, etc. — is always needed.

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To reserve a lunch, call Mary Ellen at (203) 985-2962. Reservations must be made by noon the day before. Lunch is served at noon Suggested donation is $2. The following is a list of lunches for the week of Jan. 18 at the Senior Center:

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School Lunches School lunches for the week beginning Jan. 18 High School Daily fee: $2.50 to $2.75 Monday: Martin Luther King Day. No school. Tuesday: Chicken nuggets, oven fries, seasoned corn. Wednesday: Mid year exams. No lunch service. Thursday: Mid year exams. No lunch service. Friday: Mid year exams. No lunch service. Middle School Daily fee: $2.40 Monday: Martin Luther King Day. No school. Tuesday: Philly cheese steak, peppers and onions, potato wedges, apple. Wednesday: Cheese manicotti with marinara sauce, tossed garden salad, garlic

bread. Thursday: General Tso’s chicken steamed rice, steamed broccoli. Friday: Gourmet rodeo burger, oven fries, corn, garden salad.

Elementary School Daily fee: $2.25 Monday: Martin Luther King Day. No school. Tuesday: Baked breaded chicken nuggets, dinner roll, mixed vegetables, pineapple, chocolate pudding, milk. Wednesday: Cheesy baked macaroni, steamed broccoli and carrots, fruit choice, milk. Thursday: Toasted cheese sandwich, soup of the day, carrot and celery sticks, fruit, milk. Friday: French bread pizza, green beans, fruit choice, milk.

Sports Brief North Haven Lacrosse Signups Registration for North Haven Youth Lacrosse Programs for spring 2010 is now open. You can register online by going to and clicking on the “register online” tab under the “association” folder on left side of webpage. Online registration will be open thru Feb. 15. There will also be two traditional sign-ups at the Rec Center located at 7 Linsley Street, North Haven on the following days: Wednesday, Jan. 13, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Come join the fastest growing sport in North Haven. If you have any questions, e-mail mark_b


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Monday: Martin Luther King holiday. No lunch program. Tuesday: Grape juice, barbequed rib pattie, whipped potato/butternut squash combo, peas and pearl onions, corn muffin,

pie with topping. Wednesday: Fruit punch, Yankee pot roast with gravy, boiled potatoes, mixed vegetables, whole wheat bread, vanilla pudding with topping. Thursday: Chicken rice soup, sausage and peppers, tossed salad with sliced black olives, French dressing, Kaiser roll, orange. Friday: Pineapple juice, oven fried fish, lemon wedge, tartar sauce, peas and carrots, tossed salad with cucumbers, ranch dressing, whole wheat bread, apricot halves.

School volunteers Retired and senior citizens can find an inspiring and rewarding way to enhance their lives by reaching out to children through volunteer tutoring. School volunteers offer one hour or more a week to help children build reading skills and enhance self confidence. For details, contact the Joyce C. Budrow Senior Center at (203) 239-5432. Rides to center Transportation to and from the Senior Center is available on weekdays at no charge to North Haven seniors. Please advise the center the day before you wish to come in or call the office between the hours of 8:30 and 8:45 a.m. Lending library The Senior Center has a good selection of books on tape by such authors as Nicholas Sparks, John Grisham, Nora Roberts and Patricia Cornwall. All are welcome to borrow tapes from our selection. Elder nutrition A nutritious hot lunch is served each day at noon. To reserve your meal, call Lori at (203) 239-4030 the day before between 9 a.m. and noon. The suggested donation is $2. Health help For assistance, with Blue Cross/Blue Shield, senior citizens can call the Senior Hotline at (203) 239-8111, or (203) 234-5109 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Handmade treasures Handmade treasures are available at the Joyce C. Budrow Senior Center. Handmade jewelry, ceramics, knitted items, baby sets, carpenter and half aprons, bibs and much more are offered at very reasonable prices. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or email us at



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Birding tour — The New Haven Bird Club will visit birding hot spots at Mondo Ponds, Caswell Cove, Milford Point, and Silver Sands State Park in Milford. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the commuter parking lot at exit 35 of I-95. For more information, call leader, Chris Loscalzo at (203) 389-6508 or e-mail Early Bird Cabaret — Long Wharf Theater, New Haven, will hold “Early Bird Cabaret” from 1 to 3 p.m. New Haven area residents, 70 and older, who are musicians, actors, singers, dancers, comedians, or otherwise talented, are invited to perform from three to five minutes on stage. Admission is free and open to the public. This event is a compliment to “Lil’s 90th” through Feb. 7. For more information, the link is how_LIL.html For more information about the event or to sign up to perform, contact Leah Dudley, (203) 772-8242 or email To buy tickets for Lil’s 90th, starring Lois Smith and David Margulies, call (203)787-4282 or visit



All That Jazz — Connecticut Dance Alliance and ACES Educational Center for the Arts celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. with “All That Jazz,” from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at ACES Educational Center for the Arts, 55 Audubon St., New Haven. For directions, go to: To register, go to and click on “What’s new” to download a registration form, or contact Susan Matheke at ECA, (203) 777-5451, ext. 316.

Holiday program — Eli Whitney Museum, 915 Whitney Ave., Hamden, is offering as a holiday program, The Journey of Hapshepsut, for ages 6 to 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn the legacy of Hatshepsut, the queen who ruled Egypt 3,500 years ago. Construct a model of her trading ships, reconstruct their cargo, honor a life remembered for triumphs won in trade, not battles. To register online, visit For more information, call (203) 777-1833.



North Haven Trail Association — The North Haven Trail Association will meet at 7 p.m. at the North Haven Parks and Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St. For more information, call Fran at (203) 239-5265.



MS Support — The Hamden MS Support Group meets at the Hamden Memorial Town Library, 2901 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. For more information, please contact Allison at (203) 230-8672.



Historical Society — The North Haven Historical Society will be part of a book fair at Barnes and Noble on Universal Drive, at 1 p.m. Members will present talks on various local history topics.



Peter’s Rock winter hike — The Peter’s Rock Association is planning a guided winter hike weather permitting. Meet at 1 p.m. at the park’s

main entrance just to the side of First Fuel Gas Station, 133 Middletown Ave., in the Montowese section of North Haven. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Hot chocolate will be provided. For further information, call Chris at (203) 5353455, or Audrey at (203) 2390149.



Freden Lodge — Freden Lodge No. 12 of the Danish Sisterhood of America meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m., at the North Haven Congregational Church on the Green. All interested people are invited. For more information, call Carol Faruolo at (203) 878-4924.



Caregiver support group — Clelian Adult Day Center sponsors a monthly support group for caregivers from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 261 Benham St., Hamden. For more information and directions call Doreen at (203) 2884151.

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Animal Haven fundraiser — There will be a Comedy Show at Joker’s Wild, 232 Wooster St., New Haven, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m., to benefit the Animal Haven’s emergency medical fund. Rick Carino will entertain. Tickets are available at The Animal Haven, 89 Mill Road, North Haven, or at the door.



Boat show — The New Haven Power Squadron, an organization that promotes boating safety and education, is sponsoring a bus trip to the New England Boat Show. The event is being held at the Boston Convention and Exhibit Center. The bus will depart from North Haven at 8 a.m., with an additional pickup in Cromwell, and will return at approximately 7:30 p.m. The deadline for tickets is Friday, Feb.


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Book discussion — East Haven Police Officer Bob Nappe will be discussing his book “Blessed Are the Peacekeepers,” at the North Haven Library, 17 Elm St., at 7 p.m. in the community room. He will talk about his experiences during his journey. He will also be available to sign his book if any patron brings one to the event. His book can be purchased by emailing him at Please call the library at (203) 2395803 to register.

Continued from page 8 more names from this point forward,” Freda replied. Amato asked Freda if he had a “best friend” who worked in the state’s attorney office. “No comment,” Freda said. “You are stepping out of line and putting North Haven in jeopardy. Two years ago, there was too much discussion and it catapulted North Haven into a federal lawsuit.” Amato said that one individual in the investigation, North Haven building official Dave Maiden, had been in Town Hall before McCar-

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PATH’s fundraiser — PATH’s annual silent auction and dinner theater will be held at Fantasia, 404 Washington Ave., from 6 to 11 p.m. There will be an interactive 1970’s comedy prom presented by New York Dinner Theater. All proceeds will benefit families of children with developmental and health related needs, families of children with lifelong disabilities, parents challenged with high risk pregnancies, the birth of a baby born prematurely, and parents who have faced the sadness of losing a child. For more information, call (203) 234-9554, or (800) 3997284.

ty took over. “Maiden was not hired in the last two years,” he said. “He has been here for 10 to 15 years. He was inherited by Janet McCarty.” Saving money During Freda’s monthly town update presentation, he said that the town might be able to restructure its debt for a saving of $30,000 a year over 13 years. Freda added that he has also met with the Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency and the town’s department heads in an effort to lower the cost of the town’s future insurance premiums. The next regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen will be Feb. 4.


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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, January 15, 2010

Winter entrance to Peter’s Rock

Courtesy of Audrey McClure

Pictured at Peter’s Rock winter entrance are: Theresa Marino, Bill Marino, Ann Lombardi, Mike Fletcher, Hugh Davis, Chris Fletcher, and Audrey McClure.

BOS Continued from page 4 about her failure to be reappointed as a regular member of the commission. Republican Steve Miller was unanimously appointed to fill a vacant IWC alternate appointment to expire at the end of 2011. Sletten said that she was happy to be appointed as an Inland and Wetlands Commission alternate and was pleased with the board’s cooperation that led to the compromise. However, Sletten warned against partisanship. “We will be most productive if we work together,” she said. During public comment, resident Bill Leirserson said that he was “disturbed” about Freda’s “slur” against Sletten when the First Selectman had refused to reveal at the Dec. 28 meeting what Inland and Wetlands Commission chairman Mark Trojanowski had said against Sletten. At the Dec.

28 meeting, Freda said that Trojanowski’s opinion helped him in deciding not to reappoint Sletten. “You said that she had a weakness that you didn’t care to discuss,” Leirserson said. “I am calling for you to apologize to Ms. Sletten publicly for your behavior at that meeting and to admit that the process for the Inland and Wetlands Commission didn’t have anything to do with her qualifications but with a matter of your preference.” Freda disagreed with Leirserson, a Democrat and the husband of former First Selectman Janet McCarty, and accused him of being antagonistic. “Your words continue to ring hollow at this board,” Freda responded. “I had a couple of nice discussions with Ms. Sletten, and she had some good ideas what to do for the future of the boards. I think you should apologize to her, because it was you who catapulted Ms. Sletten into the spotlight. I’m not go-

ing to let you get away with your semantics and linguistics. I’m not going to let you twist a subject around.” Leirserson replied that it was “disingenuous” to blame him for Ms. Sletten’s case gaining public notice. Freda asked Leirserson why he had been a “very angry man” and a frequent protestor at recent public meetings. “Your political process, I will not stand for it,” Leirserson said. “You’re collaborative with the people who support you, but if people don’t support you, then it’s no.” Freda claimed that he had acted with bipartisanship in appointing the boards and commissions and had remained mum as the minority selectmen during the McCarty administration’s appointments, which he claimed to be biased. “Two years ago when people were bounced off boards like bouncing balls going down

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the street, I didn’t make a big deal,” he said. “This is the third consecutive meeting where you’ve spoken for 10 to 15 minutes on this issue. You have an overshadowed level of anger. I’m not sure where you’re coming from.” Leirserson repeated that he thought Freda was pushing partisan politics. “People are laughing at you,” Freda said, as some members of the crowd had become querulous. “You are not making yourself look good tonight. You are like some people I played football with: you look good running down the field, but you cannot score a touchdown. I want to work collaboratively. You are asserting your political machinations that are polarizing North Haven.” Second selectmen and Republican Tim Doheny also

took offense at Leirserson’s accusation of favoritism in appointing boards and commissions, citing the Inland and Wetlands Commission, of which Leirserson is a member. “It’s well within our rights to put all Republicans on the boards and commissions, but we didn’t do that,” Doheny said. “Your board has three independents, two Democrats and two Republicans.” Leirserson said that he continued to pursue the matter because he was “focused on the issue” and felt strongly about it. Resident Gerry Feinberg accused Freda of employing “governance by innuendo.” Feinberg also alluded to Freda’s Dec. 18 comment that certain grand list members had told him that the Inland and Wetlands Commission was “obstructionist,” which Feinberg worried might have affected Sletten not receiving reappointment. “It is important for you to

Hospitality Continued from page 5 ing. Morrow, who contacted St. John’s about the potential collaboration, heard about the charity opportunity through his church’s participation in Interfaith Cooperative Ministries, a New Haven area-based collection of Christian, Jewish and Islamic houses of worship. The ICM had teamed up with Columbus House to help house homeless New Haven men who have nowhere else to stay through winter nights. “New Haven used to have a policy that when it was freezing outside, no one would be turned away from a shelter,” Morrow said. “New Haven ended that policy last winter because of cutbacks in funding. This year, there were cutbacks in funding again.” In order to help those unable to enter New Haven shelters this winter, the ICM and Columbus House are asking local houses of worship to house a dozen homeless men each night for a week. The ICM members will each take one week during the 12-week program, which begins Jan. 18. Columbus House will select the homeless men, who are intended to remain the same throughout the program. “Columbus House is providing a lot of assistance,” Morrow said. “They want this to be as good of an

reveal who you spoke with,” Feinberg said. “We as North Haven residents deserve to know if any folks have your ear, especially with campaign finance reports due for release.” “I met with over 45 town businesses in April at a business and economy forum,” Freda replied. “A number of different businesses brought up the bureaucratic tendencies of the Inland and Wetlands Commission.” “I feel I have an obligation to listen to both sides, the environmentalism and the business side,” Freda added. “I think I balanced the Inland and Wetlands Commission.” Finally, Freda announced that the board had received the resume of Republican Michael Pepe, after residents protested at an emergency Dec. 28 selectmen meeting that Pepe had been appointed to the Community Services Commission without submitting a resume.

experience as possible for the homeless men and the churches.” The men will rest in Hamden’s Congregation Mishkan Israel synagogue the week after their North Haven stop. North Haven Congregational Church and St. John’s teamed up over a matter of logistics, according to the Reverend Mathew Lincoln, as the churches believed they could not provide ample volunteers and space to shelter the men without a joint effort. Morrow thought the program would benefit the church, the homeless men and the continuing fight against homelessness. “The interesting thing about this project is that it offers the opportunity to meet and host some homeless men here in church, which I think is kind of a natural thing for a church to do, thinking of the fundamental impulses of our faith,” Morrow said. “I also think in order for it to be fully meaningful, you have to connect that opportunity and offer of hospitality with an effort to be advocates in support of more state and local resources going to assist people in the midst of homelessness.” Lincoln also believes that charity toward the neediest comes naturally to religious organizations. “As Christians, we know how important it is to help people struggling at the most basic level,” Lincoln said, “and this is one of those perennial problems that is always in need of

Officer Hunter visits Daisy Troop

Photo courtesy of Andrea Samperi

Hamden Police Officer Craig Appleby and K-9 Officer “Hunter” made a visit to Daisy Troop 60387, Clintonville School, on Jan. 6, to talk about being a community helper. The Daisy Troop earned their magenta petal for “Respecting Authority.” Our thanks to Officer Appleby and K-9 Officer “Hunter” for coming to visit.

volunteers and resources.” Both churches have increased their community assistance efforts since the last year’s economic downturn, and the large response has played a part in the churches’ enthusiasm for participating in the Abraham’s Tent program. “Because we started doing community suppers every Friday night over the last year-and-a-half, I think the parish has become more aware that we can help,” Lincoln said. “Friday nights opened our eyes in a way.” Lincoln believed that Friday night suppers have left St. John’s congregation more eager to take a chance in order to provide aid to the needy, evidenced by their quick decision to embrace Abraham’s Tent. “When our vestry first thought about this, the short answer was ‘yes’ and the long answer was ‘How do we do it?” Lincoln said of Abraham’s Tent. “Whereas before we probably would have said ‘We’re not in a position to help – there are too many hurdles to overcome’.” North Haven Congregational Church has also continued to stress charity amidst the recession. “We do a holiday food drive, and there has been an ongoing demand for that and our pantry during the rest of the year,” Morrow said. “People are clearly aware that there’s a greater demand for food.” Having already found such success in their churches’ recent efforts in aiding the impoverished, both pas-

tors hoped the homeless program would further inspire others to take action against homelessness. “I don’t mean to make light of the budgetary challenges in this difficult economy, but this is really a justice issue,” Morrow said. “We need to stand with these people who are homeless and demand that institutions start working with them and working to move them from homelessness to housing and employment.” Morrow believed that one obstruction in combating homelessness is a negative opinion of the homeless, and Morrow hoped that Abraham’s Tent would break the taboo notion. “I think that one interesting challenge for the volunteers in this program will be to overcome the assumption that there is something that makes homeless people radically different from us,” Morrow said. “I just think that it’s important for us to realize that this is not an innercity problem or a problem that is based on something that is wrong with these people,” Morrow added, “but really an indication of problems in our society, the gaps in what’s available for people to deal with unemployment, as well as issues with healthcare and addiction.” Lincoln was pleased that St. John’s was willing to play a role in the fight against homelessness. “It no longer seems like a problem that somebody else has to do because we never could,” Lincoln said, “but something that we can help with.


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I didn’t like the quality of the water.” “It seemed like it had oil in it to me,” Brencher added. “I noticed a guy at Lexington Gardens running an excavator in cleaning out the basement. At the rate that the water was coming out, I was not really quite sure if he hadn’t hit something.” Brencher contacted his boss, Victor Palma, superintendent of public works field operations. “My main concern was the freezing of the roadways,” Palma said. “I wasn’t privy to any oil in the water. I dispatched one of our trucks to take care of the roadways.” Palma said that he contacted Maiden to tell him that water was being pumped into the roadways. “I was told that there had been a possible water main break,” Maiden added. “When I got onto the site, it appeared to originate from the foundation of the old factory building.” Maiden said that as the building department became involved with the leak, further help was sought. “The fire department was called to assess the situation,” Maiden said. “They determined that the water contained some

oil, an undeterminable amount, and the job was shut down at that time.” The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection was also contacted. DEP Emergency Response Coordinator John Aceto inspected the site, Maiden said, and required that an environmental company be hired to remove the remaining liquid from the underground fuel tanks. McVac Environmental Services was brought to clean the liquid and remove the tanks. Aceto could not be reached for comment. A McVac Environmental Services representative declined comment. Maiden said that the DEP allowed the continued demolition of the site on Jan. 6. The few remaining debris piles at the former greenhouse and factory property represent the last materials to be carted off by Mineri Excavating of North Haven and Abcon Environmental Inc. of New Haven. Mineri began the original demolition efforts in July. However, a July 17 inspection by the Connecticut Department of Public Health and the Quinnipiac Valley Health District halted the demolition after toxic materials, including asbestos, were discovered on the site. The inspection also deter-

mined that the demolition had been started without prior notification to the DPH and without the payment of a $25 demolition fee. In response, property owner Loretta Mufson hired Abcon Environmental Inc. for the asbestos abatement. “I’m all done there,” said Mark Sergi, director of operations for Abcon Environmental Inc. “The only thing that is left are very little debris piles.” Sergi said that the all the piles of debris had been removed, including piles from demolition that occurred before the July 17 inspection. Such piles could have possibly contained asbestos and other hazardous materials, and their removal was barred until they had been successfully tested. Sergi said that Mineri would finish the demolition work. A Mineri representative could not be reached. Eagle Environmental Inc., of Bristol, was hired to monitor asbestos abatement at the site, according to company representative Chris Liberty. The 500 Middletown Ave. property remains for sale. The 23-acre site had been previously approved for a housing subdivision project, which was ultimately stymied by the housing market’s collapse.

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Friday, January 15, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen

Service Awards Dinner Courtesy of Josephine O’Neil

Sergeant Thomas Ragozzino of North Haven will be honored at the The Hamden Community Service Awards Dinner, which will be held on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 175 School St. Sergeant Thomas Ragozzino, Jr. has served in Hamden Police Department’s patrol, community police, street crime, and identification divisions since 1989. In 2000, he was assigned as a detective to the Identification Division of the Investigative Services Division, and in 2006 was assigned to command the division upon his promotion as sergeant. He was placed in command of the newly created Crime Scene Unit in July of 2006 and was further assigned to command of the Special Victims Unit and School Resource Officers. Thomas graduated from the University of New Haven in 1987 with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. He has attended numerous specialized courses in crime scene management, including advanced adult sexual assault investigation, advanced crime scene processing, shooting reconstruction, child sexual abuse investigation, blood stain pattern analysis, palm print identification and death investigation. Sergeant Ragozzino is a certified arson investigator with the Department of Public Safety and a (POST) certified police instructor in crime scene processing and sexual assault/rape crisis. He is the recipient of two Commendations, four Letters of Recognition and two Unit Citations during his service with the HPD. Thomas and his wife, Jeanann reside in North Haven and have three children: Jaclyn, Michael and Nicholas. The evening will include dinner, cash bar and awards ceremony. The public is welcome. Tickets are available at the Elks Lodge, evenings after 4 p.m. and weekends after noon or by calling Carl Amento at (203) 444-1782 and Bert Martus (203) 430-0854. For more information, call the Lodge at (203) 248-2224. The annual awards event is sponsored by the Hamden Elks. Proceeds will support the Elks many youth and veterans projects and area charities.

Briefs Continued from page 22 dle school students are eligible to enter. The Poster Contest is for third, fourth, and fifth grade students and the Essay Contest is open to sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. The theme for the both contests is, “I‘ve got better things to do than drugs.” In the poster contest, students must draw the poster themselves but may get help from teachers, parents or friends in the form of ideas. An official poster form or copy must be used. The essay must be no more than 200 words and hand printed or written on 8.5 x 11 white lined or unlined paper. Judging will be based on 1) closeness to the theme, 2) neatness, 3) originality, and 4) correct grammatical structure. The submissions must be delivered to the Lodge by Sunday, Feb. 14. Local first place winners in each grade level will receive a $50 cash prize to be presented at the Youth

Awards Dinner in May. Also receiving awards that night are the winners in the Soccer and Hoop Shoots and the Americanism Essay and scholarship competitions. In addition, the top four entries for each grade will be submitted in state competition where the top six entrants in each grade will be selected and awarded U.S. Savings bonds of $50 to $300 maturity value. One state winner in the poster contest will be selected and their poster submitted for entry in the National Elks Drug Awareness coloring book. Complete rules and entry forms may be obtained at schools or at the Elks Lodge, after 4 p.m., 175 School St., Hamden. For more information, call (203) 248-2224, or call Sam Guy, Jr. at (203) 2810047.

Peter’s Rock winter hike The Peter’s Rock Association is planning a guided winter hike on Sunday, Jan. 24, weather permitting. Gather at 1 p.m. at the park’s main entrance just to the

side of First Fuel Gas Station, 133 Middletown Ave., in the Montowese section of North Haven. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Hot

chocolate will be provided. For further information, call Chris at (203) 535-3455, or Audrey at (203) 239-0149.


Mrs. Kensington went out onto the terrace where she found an angry Simon Blackwell waiting impatiently for her.

Continued from page 11 braced each of his parents. An overjoyed Judith hugged her son tightly and then looked in the direction of the doorway. Standing in the entrance of the room, was an elegantly dressed Honoria Noble with a lace cap and a shawl wrapped around her shoulders, smiling at Ethan’s parents. Judith stared at the lovely young girl with hatred in her eyes. At Kensington Hall, Mrs. Kensington’s little tea party came to an end when she graciously told Jean-Luc and Louise that it was a pleasure to meet them despite the circumstances, and told them that any friends of mine were friends of hers. She asked me to show my friends to the door while she remained behind. After we left,

While I was escorting Jean-Luc and Louise to the door, a persistent Jean-Luc whispered to me that he and Louise needed to meet with me tomorrow at Andrews’ Tavern. Sensing that they were troubled by something, I agreed to his request. After they left, I decided to go upstairs to my room. As I approached the stairwell, I was startled by Lydia Johnson, who came out of the shadows, and grabbed my arm. While she stared at me with a poker straight face and an evil look in her eyes, we both heard the noise of a door closing behind us. We turned our heads, and when Lydia saw who it was, she uttered some frightful words. To be continued…

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WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT Absolutely All Hardwood 24 mo. seasoned, cut, split & delivered. $250/cord.

203-699-8883 PELLET Stove, Vulcan Canadian, fireplace insert. Purchased 2005. Includes 20 bags of premium pellets. $750. Call (860) 621-6980 SEASONED firewood, pickup or local delivery. Cut & split. Approx 16-18in. $225/cord; $135/half cord. 203-294-1775.

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION. 1 Session only, $100. Group discount available! Call for next class 203-415-1144


SWORDS Helmets, Daggers, Fighting Knives, Flags, Medals, etc.


MERIDEN-2BR, $750/mo + sec. 1 bath, Incld-heat & HW, W/D hkup. Refs & credit ck No pet/smoking. 203-237-6951


$$$ CA$H $$$

MERIDEN- 1BR, 1st flr, spacious. Secure bldg. Laundry. No pets. Sec dep. Section 8 appr’d. $750/mo. 203-376-1259

ANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or an Estate. Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

Cash Paid For All Types of COSTUME JEWELRY

DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Silverplate, Glass, Furn, music instruments, china, art, collectibles. 1 item to estate.

MERIDEN- Meetinghouse Village- 2BR townhouse, C/A, Garage. $1100. Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904 MERIDEN-Wallingford line. Sterling Village townhouse. 2BR, 1 1/2 bath, LR w/FP, basement, W/D hkup, pool, tennis. $900/mo + sec. 203-988-3465 WALLINGFORD - Hillside, 1 bedroom, first floor, with heat, appliances include, no pets, $850. Call 203-804-0169 or 203430-0725.


APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 1 Bedroom. Excellent Condition. Private. H/HW included. Off-street parking. $675 per month. 1 month deposit. Call 203-238-9254.

MERIDEN 1BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. (203) 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 1BR, 1st flr, lg rms Heat, HW, Elec incld. W. Side, Off-st park. $950/mo + sec. 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm.

Meriden 2 BR at Tracy Gardens $750 Heat & HW incl. Move in by 1/31 and receive a new flat screen 37” TV. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 2BR, 2nd fl. 5 Rms. Remodeled. Heat & appls incl. No smoking/pets. 45 South Second St. Sec 8 approved. $850 + 1 mo sec. 203-841-7591 after 5pm. MERIDEN 2BR, formal living rm & dining rm. Spacious, nicely remodeled. Hdwd fls. Laundry room. Off street parking. Sherman Ave. Call 203-634-6550

MERIDEN 32 Cook Ave.

1 BR Apts & Studios $595 & Up Limited Time-1 mo free rent! Heat & HW incl. 203-886-7016

203-235-8431 OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641

MERIDEN $900/mo. 5Rm 2BR 2nd fl. Renovated spacious apt on West Main, enc front porch, updtd EIK with W/D hookup, off st parking & more. 2mo sec, 1mo rent, EOH, no pets. Kathy 203-235-3300x690

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS ARMSTRONG PIANO - good sound but cracked soundboard & scratches - would make fine starter piano. FREE IF [YOU] MOVE IT BY MONDAY, JAN. 25!!! 860-918-3217 Durham

String Instruments

Repaired! For Children & Adults $25 per 1/2 hour. First lesson FREE! 30 yrs exp. We repair: Violins ● Violas ● Cellos ● Bass Bow Rehairing 203-294-0888

Voice Lessons Piano Lessons Beginner to Intermediate De Fiore Vocal & Piano Studio Roberta (203) 630-9295

HOUSES FOR RENT WLFD Great rental property. 2BR, eat in kitchen, LR, 1 car garage. Beautifully landscaped. Quiet neighborhood, low traffic. Good condition. $1200/mo. Sil Sala for details and showing 203-265-5618

MERIDEN 3BR. New paint/carpet, Off street parking, 2nd fl. Washer/dryer 1 yr lease. $900 plus sec. Call 203-671-2672 MERIDEN Cook Avenue 1 BR. 1st fl. Renovated. $825 includes heat, hot water and electric. (203) 265-4664 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841

BERLIN-Four Rod Rd. IndustrialFlex Zoned space for rent, 1200 sq. ft. $900. 860-989-6971

Professional Violin Lessons &

All Ages and Levels Welcome


HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden- 5BR house $1450/mo. Available 1/15. 137 Willow St. (203) 938-3789


Especially Napier 203-464-0477

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves


HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - Studio & 1BR apts From $650 + sec. Heat & HW incl. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789

MERIDEN Nice, quiet 2BR, 1 1/2 bath, finished bsmt. Close to Hwy. $1050. Sec & ref. 860828-1688; cell 646-573-4187 MERIDEN W. Side, on bus line. 5Rm apt, 2BR. Newly painted. New carpets. No pets. Off-stparking. W/D hookup. Section 8 approved. 203-237-6096

MERIDEN- 1023 Old Colony Rd. HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden- 3BR, Recently renovated, Available immediately. $1125/mo. HEAT & HW incl!!! 203-938-3789 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. 3rd fl studio, $160/wk+sec. 1BR, 2nd fl, $210/wk+sec. 203-630-3823 12p-8p MERIDEN $450 Start the New Year right with this pleasant single room. Private bath. 199 East Main St. Call 203-440-4789 MERIDEN - 1BR, Broad St, near monument, hardwood floors, skylite, sunk in dining room and kitchen, private and secure, garage, $725, Call Dave 203-634-1515 or 203-213-8833. MERIDEN 1 Bedroom, 1 bath. Charming, Cozy and quiet. All utilities & cable included. 1 year lease, $800 per month, $1200/sec. 203-634-0730

2 BR - $750 & UP Heat & HW, Off st. parking. Limited Time - 1 mo free rent. Call 203-886-7016 MERIDEN- 1BR 1st flr apt w/ kit/LR combo, wall to wall carpet/linoleum. Off st. parking. Exc cond/location. $650. 1st, last & 1 mo. sec. 860-663-1229 MERIDEN- 1BR Winter Special $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868 MERIDEN- 1st flr, 3BR, 6 rms, w/d hookups. $900/mo. + security. Appls. No utilities. No pets. Call 203-605-8591

MERIDEN- 2BR apt, $725 + sec. & utils. Avail. immediately. L & E Property Management 203-938-3789 MERIDEN- 2BR Apts. One on North Colony Rd; One on Crown St. Both $700. No utilities incl and req. 1 mo. sec. 203-815-5399

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 1BR- 1st flr avail. $650/mo Sect 8 appr’d. Leave message at (860) 426-0658 MERIDEN- 2BR, $750, 3BR, $850. Located on Twiss St. Renovated. Background check=1month free to qualified renter. Sect 8 appr’d. Call 203-213-3951

Looking for the perfect new home for your Mother, Father, Aunt, Friend or Yourself?…….

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MERIDEN- 4 rooms in duplex. Heat, hot water & appliances included. Call (203) 238-1730 MERIDEN- Freshly painted 1 & 2BR apts. $650-$800 per month. 60 Pleasant St. No pets. 203-668-6066. MERIDEN- Nice, Spacious 2BR, appliances, parking, good location, no pets, 25 Griswold St. $825 + deposit and credit. 203238-1890

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

MERIDEN-1BR Apt 203-715-7500 & 2BR Apt 203-641-8483 Clean, quiet, newly remodeled. W/D hookup. Off st parking.

Brand New Beautiful 1 Bedroom Apartments in Berlin

MERIDEN-1BR, Huge rooms, walk-in closet, parking, w/d hookup, 1st class! $600/mo. Credit check + 2 mos. sec. req. No pets. 203-284-0597 MERIDEN-1BRS-All appliances & hot water incl 2 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings 9-11 am. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-East Side. Great 2 BR. Penthouse floor. Central air. All appls. On flr laundry. Credit + 2 mos. security. $800/mo. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN-Newly remodeled 5BRS, 2 full baths, $1,400. 4BR, $1,200. Spacious 1BR, $700. Off-st-parking, W/D hkups, new everything. 203-417-1675 MERIDEN. 2 BR, 2nd floor Hardwood flrs, new carpet. Enclosed front porch. Off st parking. $750 + 2 mos sec. 203-464-3083 MERIDEN. 2 BR, 5 rms, no pets. With garage. $850/mo. plus sec. Off st parking. Call (203) 639-4700 MERIDEN/WALLINGFORD - 5 rms, 2nd fl Appl, priv porch, off St. pkg, w/w rugs, spotless, quiet. No Pets. 3/1. Call 203686-0818 SOUTHINGTON 1BR $600/mo. 2 mos. sec. Call 860-538-5575 SOUTHINGTON 3BR 2nd flr, $1000/mo. 2 mos. sec Call 860-538-5575

For Active Adults 55 and better

Only $950 Heat, Hot and Cold Water Included Central air! Intercom system! Fully applianced kitchens On-site laundry! with frost free refrigerator, Library with computer range with self cleaning oven, workstation! dishwasher, garbage disposal! Ample on-site parking! Community room with fireplace Picnic area with grill! and full service kitchen! 24-hr. maintenance! Secure three-story building with elevators!

Call Now!

(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN-Studio apt $495. 1 BR apt $550. Plus utils. No pets, on bus line. 203-982-3042 WALLINGFORD 2nd flr. 5 RMs, 2 BR. New kitchen, bath, paint, floors, appliances. Avail Jan 1. 1 mo sec & 1st mo rent. $850 /mo. (203) 619-3292 WALLINGFORD ROBIN HILL APARTMENTS Great location! 1BRs starting at $750. 2BRS starting at $850. Call 203-294-9110 for more info WALLINGFORD Small 2BR 1 BA WD Hkup 2nd Flr Big closets 800/mo sec. + crdt chk. (203)260-5395

SOUTHINGTON Downtown 1BR, 136 Center St, Heat/garbage/ HW incld. No pets. $700/month. Call Mike 860-919-1908

WALLINGFORD STUDIO Semi-furnished. Newly renovated. Hardwood floors. Private driveway & private yard. No pets. 203-284-2077 or 203-654-6190

SOUTHINGTON- 3BR Apt now avail. $900/mo. Easy access to 84 & 691. Security & Credit check required. For more details call Alex or Mat at 860-276-8208

WALLINGFORD-2BR, Choate area, off-st-parking. W/D hkup, 3rd flr, appls, hdwd flrs. $825/mo. Credit check. Call 203-265-9871 or 203-269-9755

SOUTHINGTON-3 BR (5 Rooms) for rent. Newly remodeled. 2ND Floor. Call 860-621-4766 or 860-637-2344

WALLINGFORD-Desirable East Side newly remodeled, scenic, quiet, 2nd flr studio, appls, patio, yard. $675/mo + utils. Call (203) 269-9755

SOUTHINGTON-3BR, Charming 1st flr of 2 family home, 1BA, SS appls, gar., prvt backyd, lg deck, conv. loc. No dogs $1275/mo+utils. 860-625-1411 WALLINGFORD - 1 & 2 bedroom, hot water included, $695-$795, Call 203-213-6175 or 203-376-2160. WALLINGFORD - 2BR, 1st floor, Lee Ave., W/D hookup, available now, $925 incl heat/HW. Call 203-530-1840 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 1st Fl. Dining Rm, Living Rm, Bathroom, Kitchen w/Big Pantry. Big closet in Master BR. Large front porch. Nice yard. $1100. 203 679-0032 or 203-952-5243


WALLINGFORD. Available now. 2nd & 3rd flr apt, 2-4 BRs, washer/dryer, central air. $975. Call Joe (203) 631-7094 WALLLINGFORD Charming Studios, 1 & 2 BR at 53 Parker Place. $650-$950. Feb 1st or sooner occupancy. Electric heat/CA. Spacious & sunny. No dogs. Sunday showing - Jan 17 10-am-2pm. (203) 284-3601 WLFD 3BR, 1st flr New remodeled, hdwd flrs. No pets, no smoking, off st parking, w/d hookups in bsmt. 203-269-5733 WLFD- 2BR, central location, laundry, no pets. Credit check. $800 + 2 mos. sec. 203-235-1381

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD-48 Allen Ave, 2nd flr, 4Rm, 2BR, off st parking, $850/ mo, 1-1/2 mo sec. Easy access I-91/Merrit Pkwy. 203 430 6896 //

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN - Rooms For Rent $100 per week. All utilities & cable TV included. No drugs or alcohol, Please Call 203-213-2054 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. + sec or call 203-630-3823 12p8p MERIDEN Clean, Safe Room. 203-634-8084 Utilities & fridge included. Share kitchen /bath. $120 per week plus security. MERIDEN Room Available Utilities included! $115/Wk Available immediately 203-2138589. 203-639-0907 MERIDEN Room for Rent- Fully furnished, shared kitchen, LR, 1 1/2 baths. $150 per week. Clean home. All utilities included. Call 203-537-1772 Lisa MERIDEN- Clean, 1st flr, furnshed. rm. Private entrance. Share kit. & bath. All utils. Leave message 203-238-3369 MERIDEN. Room for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $150/week. 2 wks sec. (203) 605-8591

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333


The North Haven Citizen — Friday, January 15, 2010 STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT


MERIDEN Houses for sale, rent or lease purchase. Visit our website at or call 203-671-2223 Galleria Real Estate

PRIME Office space. 35 Pleasant St, Meriden. 525 sq. ft. $600/mo includes all utils. Call 203-237-5501

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS MERIDEN COMMERCIAL 8600 SF, Loading Dock, Lobby with Offices, Showers. Lg Overhead Door & much more. $2500/mo or best offer. (860) 384-4205


CARPENTRY REPAIRS Insulated Cellar Windows, Entry Doors, Complete Home Improvement by Carpenter. 203-238-1449 CT# 578107


HOUSE CLEAN Outs, Garages Basements, Attics, Yards Big or Small..... We Take It All Free Estimates. Call Ed.

TINY TYKES DAYCARE, LLC Now enrolling 6 wks to 12 yrs. Plantsville 860-620-9395 Lic 55310



DON’T Freeze this WINTER! Call Duane Plumbing, heating & cooling. Annual furnace & boiler tune-ups & cleanings. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. 203-3798944 #400335-S1

POLISH woman can clean your house, office with care. 2nd cleaning 15% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. Kasia 860-538-4885

ELECTRICAL SERVICE IF YOU MENTION THIS AD We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Snowplowing. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218


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





JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Snowplowing. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218 10% off if you mention this ad


Free Consultation Keep home, auto, 401k, etc. STOP FORECLOSURES IRS & “Repos” Atty F.W. Lewis 439 Main St, Yalesville 203-265-2829 “Debt Relief Agency” We help people file for relief under the bankruptcy code

It's all here!


C&M CONSTRUCTION To ensure a quality job at a fair price. Call 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

203-237-4124 an LLC co OPEN HOUSES

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

Shamock Roofing All types of remod. 30+ yrs exp. No $$ Down. CT Reg 523804. Ins

203-237-4124 an LLC co.

L & E PAINTING Spruce Up Your Home or Business! Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789



Fahey Plumbing & Heating

CT Reg #606277. GIVE us a call, we do it ALL. Free est. 203-631-1325

Quality ● Clean/Neat ● Honest! A guaranteed job at a good price! Days, Nights, Wknds - Same Price

203-235-1383 Home Doctor Tiny repairs-Major renovations Custom Carpentry, plumbing, elec. Since 1949 203-639-8389 CT 573358. Credit Cards OK

SOUTHINGTON $275,000. Sure to please! Newly listed 4BR Raised Ranch on 1/2 acre. Complete w/floored attic for extra storage. Home has 2 fireplaces, 2 full baths, formal DR & oversized 2car garage. Call Brian Miller 203-265-5618


Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling.

OPEN HOUSE SAT & SUN 12-3 80 AVERY AVENUE, MERIDEN New Construction! New Design! 2000SF! First flr open space. 3BRs, 2.5 baths, laundry rm on 2nd flr. Hdwd floors, finished off with granite. Walk-up bsmt with option for new studio or in-law apartment. $319,000.


MERIDEN Fabulous East side Duplex. Each unit offers 2BRs, casual LR & DR w/wood floors, updated kitchen & baths, new windows & roof, freshly painted and ready to move in. $229,900. Call Sue 203-235-3300

MERIDEN Lovely top flr remodeled 2BR Ranch, East side, open flr plan, remod bath, master w/walk in closet & dressing area, CAIR, sliders to deck & pool. $89,990. Kathy (203) 235-3300

Gonzalez Construction Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling.

203-639-0032 Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319


WALLINGFORD Call 203-213-1219


Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrooms, additions.

“New Listing” 2BR 2 bath 1704SF, completely remodeled kitchen, granite counter, solid oak cabinet, 3yr old furnace, HW flrs, 2 fireplaces. Addt’l 400SF finished basement. Asking $295,900

Call Al (203) 265-5618

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

SNOW PLOWING L & E PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Snow Plowing Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg. #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789

203-294-9889 DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 P1

“NEW LISTING” $92,500-Fully furnished, brand new furnishings right to forks & spoons! Tury key. Very quiet floor. Sec building. Ready to move in right now. This lovely one BR unit is clean and bright. Call Pat Lane 203-265-5618.

Gonzalez Construction

Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319

MIRKEL PAINTING Popcorn ceilings. Interiors from $125. All work fully warrantied. CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446


Your Professional Roofer New Roofs, Reroofs, Tearoffs We fix leaks too! 203-269-3559 CT Reg#565514

To ensure a quality job at a fair price. Call 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572

Call Kathy (203) 265-5618

Empire Construction, LLC



3BR 2b Raised Ranch, corner lot. FP and walk-out & FR in LL, garage, nice deck off dining area. Come see, lovely curb appeal & more, many updates $309,900.


WLFD Right on Center St. Ample parking, great exposure 1500SF w/full bsmt. Great opportunity to be right on Center. CAIR, conf rm, storage. A must see. $1250/mo. Call Kathy 203-265-5618

All types of remod. 30+ yrs exp. No $$ Down. CT Reg 523804. Ins




Marketplace (203) 238-1953

Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrms, additions. 203-237-0350. CT Reg. #516790

★★★★★★★★ HOMEMAKERS Companions, Personal Care Assistants /Home Health Aides Licensed, Bonded, Insured. IMPERIAL HOME HEALTH CARE, LLC 860-351-5298.

“What a nice home!” WLFD $219,900 2BR Bungalow w/2 car garage. House needs extensive work. Beautiful 1.28 acre level property-used to be Xmas tree farm. Tranquil setting yet minutes to I91! Call Linda 203-265-5618

Roofs R Us

Shamock Roofing CLEANING SERVICE One Time Free Cleaning for new clients only. I’ll clean your house or office with a sparkle. Polish /English speaking. Bonded, ins. Free est. Anna (860) 299-6611


Since 1949. Siding, roof repairs, windows. 203-6398389 CT #573358. Sr. discount. Credit card OK.


Roll-Off Dumpsters 15 yard roll-off - $350 20 yard roll-off - $450 Empire Construction, LLC 203-537-0360


HOUSES FOR SALE Expert De-Icers Commerical Specialists. Nicholas J Murano LLC, Member: Snow and Ice Management Assn

WALLINGFORD $149,9000 Handyman special; 2family w/store front, possible 3 family house. Some remodeling done, separate utilities. Call Brian Miller 203-265-5618

See the great selection of used cars in Marketplace.

MERIDEN Spectacular Townhouse condo in a quiet private location. Features nice kitchen, living room, dining area, 2BRs, 2.1 baths, 1 car garage. Mint! Call Sil Sala for details. Priced right, $189,900. (203) 235-3300

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Friday, January 15, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen

MEDICAL CAREERS MONDAY-FRIDAY Days Only Medical Oncology & Hematology, P.C., a prestigious practice, with 8 office locations throughout the New Haven County seeks self-motivated, take-charge individuals to join our Waterbury and Meriden offices. This is an excellent opportunity for long term success with an established, stable and successful practice.


Collects samples and performs lab testing and interprets results according to established lab policies and procedures. MT/MLT Hematology. Excellent oral and written communication skills, customer service and the ability to multi-task are essential. Knowledge of Polytech or similar laboratory software a plus; 1-3 years previous experience is necessary.


PHLEBOTOMIST Greets and directs patients to the blood drawing station, obtains blood sample following all laboratory regulations, filing of patients CBC reports into patient charts. ĞĂƉĂƌƚŽĨ,ŝƐƚŽƌLJ͊

COSTUME Characters wanted to promote local business 3-4 days a week. North Haven. 203-234-2889.




MARKETER Earn income being a Liberty Tax Service Marketer. America’s tax service needs your help. Call for more information. 203-234-2889.

Plumbing & Mechanical Inspector Part-Time


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City of Meriden Responsible code enforcement and inspection work involved in examining plumbing and mechanical installations to assure conformity with applicable plumbing and mechanical codes. HS or trade school diploma or the equiv. plus three yrs. exp in plumbing and mechanical systems installation and maintenance incl. two yrs exp. at the journey level. Must possess a valid P-1 or S-1 Unlimited Contractor’s License or P-2 or S-2 journeyman’s lic. for a min. of two yrs. Must have certification by the State of CT as Plbg/Mech. inspector and or cert. as Assist Bldg. Off. Must have a valid CT Class 3 driver’s license. Send resumes/apps. to

Personnel Dept., City Hall 142 E. Main St. Last date to apply Friday January 14, 2010. E.O.E

Stepping up to a bigger bike? Sell the smaller one with a Marketplace ad.

Freelance opportunity for individuals interested in covering local events and meetings in Berlin on an assigned basis. Experience preferred. Photography a plus. Write for your local newspaper and get to know your community better. Please submit a resume and writing sample to :

SECURITY GUARD 3rd SHIFT Full Time Sunday to Thursday 11:30 PM - 7:30 AM Must have 6 months security experience. Must have valid driver’s license - must meet requirements to obtain a security clearance. Very good benefits package including Medical and Dental insurance, 401K and Pension Plan. Apply in person at: Kaman Aerospace Kaman Precision Products 217 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457 EEO/AAP/M/F/D/V

Excellent oral and written communication skills, customer service and the ability to multi-task are essential. Knowledge of Polytech or similar laboratory software a plus; one - three years previous experience is necessary. National certification a plus. High School diploma or general education degree (GED) is required.

MEDICAL RECORDS CLERK Copying, mailing and faxing record requests to other medical facilities according to company policies and procedures, pulling charts 1-2 days prior to an appointment according to daily schedule, organizing papers, lab results, hospital reports, office visits, etc. into patient charts, filing medical histories and other information in patient charts in proper order following department guidelines, responding to STAT requests with appropriate follow through. Excellent oral and written communication skills, customer service and the ability to multi-task are essential. Knowledge of IDX or Medical Manager a plus; knowledge of medical records work procedures, experience with MS Office including Word, Excel and Outlook and one - three years previous medical records experience is necessary. High School diploma or general education degree (GED) is required. Our company offers a competitive salary and benefit plan including medical/dental, flexible spending account, paid time off, holidays, 401K with employer match, profit sharing, flexible schedules and more. Interested candidates please fax resume and include salary requirements to:

Human Resources at (203) 389-7635 or email EOE M/F/D/V


National Filter Media Laser Machine Operator Computer & Auto Sketch software experience helpful $9.00/ hour to start. Full Benefits. Hours 6:30am - 3:00pm M-F Please apply within 9 Fairfield Blvd Wallingford

SUPER Customer Service Reps Wanted Speed Staffing LLC is now accepting applications for current and future Full Time/Part Time TELEPHONE CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES. Various shifts available. Candidates should have 1 year prior customer service exp, preferably in a call center environment. The candidates must also have a clear speaking voice, typing & computer skills and a pleasant phone personality. Candidates must also be reliable, courteous, conscientious, and flexible. Bilingual is a plus, especially Spanish and French-Canadian. If interested, please call 203379-0390 or apply in person between 10am and 2:00pm, M-F at Fosdick Fulfillment Corp, located at 26 Barnes Road North, Wallingford, Ct 06492 WAIT STAFF - Day and night shifts available, experienced only. Apply in person: Athenian II Diner, 864 Washington St, Rt 66, Middletown.

CERTIFIED NURSES AIDES Part-time & Per-diem openings Experience preferred but not required. Free Medical and Dental for part-time openings.

RNs Case Manager/Pediatric FT/PT/PD positions avail in the Middletown/Newington/ Meriden/Berlin areas.

Please apply in person at:

Wadsworth Glen


30 Boston Road Middletown, CT 06457 (860) 346-9299 Phone (860) 343-5030 Fax

Pediatric/QA FT/PT/PD positions avail in the Middletown/Newington/ Meriden/Berlin areas. Home care exp. a must!

INFECTION CONTROL NURSE Part-time, 20 hours per week. Must have experience in infection control. Free Medical and Dental as well as many other benefits. Please apply in person at:

Wadsworth Glen 30 Boston Road Middletown, CT 06457 (860) 346-9299 Phone (860) 343-5030 Fax

PHYSICAL THERAPIST FT / PT / PD positions avail in all areas. Very Competitive Rates! Home care exp. preferred!

Family Care Visiting Nurse 1-800-946-6331 Fax: 203-380-3582 customerservice@ EOE

CNA/HHA NEW ENGLAND HOME CARE is seeking CNAs and Home Health Aides with a minimum of 6 months experience for a pediatric group home in Meriden. Previous experience in a group home with physically and emotionally challenged children preferred. All shifts available. Earn up to $12.00 per hour based on experience. Must have a current CT CNA certificate. To schedule an appointment to apply, please call:

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