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Friday, October 1, 2010
Outdoor wood-burning furnaces banned By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen
Installation of new outdoor wood-burning furnaces and boilers was banned on Sept. 28 at North Haven’s annual town meeting. Existing wood-burning furnaces may continue to be used only if registered within 60 days with North Haven’s Department of Public Works. Additionally, existing units must comply with Connecticut’s Department of Environmental Protection regulations, including that they be at least 200 feet from neighboring residences. Furnaces in question are, essentially, wood-firing boilers in small, insulated sheds with smoke stacks. Heated water is carried through underground pipes to warm homes, buildings, domestic hot water, swimming pools, Jacuzzis and hot tubs. “They’re flawed appliances,” said Nancy Alderman at Tuesday’s meeting before vote. Alderman is president of Environment and Human Health, Inc., a non-profit focusing on protecting individuals from environmental harm, which has led banning efforts in North Haven. “One furnace emits the same amount of smoke as 22 indoor wood furnaces,” Alderman said. “And the smoke never gets hot enough to dis-
sipate and move on. The smoke travels in a plume, and hangs low to the ground. Houses in its wake fill with smoke 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The smoke is similar to cigarette smoke.” “People breathing in this smoke are sick,” she continued. “The property values of houses within the vicinity of
these furnaces go down to almost nothing. People cannot get away from the smoke. They cannot sell their houses. They’re absolutely trapped.” Eleven municipalities in Connecticut have already barred outdoor wood-burning furnaces, according to Alderman, as has the state of
Washington. She said her non-profit recently conducted a study, measuring levels of PM 2.5, or airborne pollutants, in homes near outdoor wood-burning furnaces. “In a house 850 feet away from an outdoor wood-burning furnace, the level of PM 2.5 was six times that of houses not near an outdoor
wood-burning furnaces, and four times above the of EPA standards” she said. Representing North Haven’s Conservation Commission, Hugh Davis supported Alderman. “This summer, the Conservation
See Banned, page 21
Across all ages, North Haven football off and running
Citizen photos by Kevin Pataky
Above, North Haven High School junior quarterback Joe Schwab breaks free through the middle, going on to rush 25 times for 151 yards during a 13-2 win over Hamden last week. At left, North Haven 7th grader Paul Brockamer employs a similar move as Schwab’s in last week’s youth football play, ‘stiff arming’ a Mustang player. For more pictures and summaries, see page 19.
One percent raise for department heads passes BOF muster By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen
At the Sept. 22 Board of Finance meeting, an agreement was made to send a letter to the Board of Selectmen recommending a one percent raise for North Haven department heads and deputies. A scheduled one percent raise for such personnel was removed from
the current budget during last referendum season. Department heads and deputies received a 1.5 percent raise last year. The Board of Selectmen alone can approve the raise. “Several department heads have requested that their one percent raises be reinstated,” said BOF chairman Richard Monico. “When they first asked for it, I will say, my kneejerk reaction was, ‘No.’ But then I
thought about it a little bit. And maybe I’m wrong, maybe I’m right. But the department heads, last December, when we were expecting a big deficit in the current budget, generated between $700,000 and $800,000 in savings in the expense side of their departments. And I was impressed with that. “They went one step further, knowing that it was a tough budget
year, specifically on the revenue side,” he continued. “They presented us a budget this fiscal year on the expense side that was actually less than the previous year.” Finance Director Ed Swinkowski said granting the increase to North Haven’s five department heads and two deputies would cost approxi-
See BOF, page 21
The North Haven Citizen — Friday, October 1, 2010
Republican chair resigns for health reasons By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen
After two and a half years as chairman of North Haven’s Republican Town Committee (RTC), Deborah Ward-O’Brien has vacated
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right now,” she added. “But I’ll be back. This is probably going to be a year-long process.” First elected in 2008 to a two-year term, WardO’Brien was re-elected chairman in 2009. RTC vice-chairman Elinor Pedalino will fill in for WardO’Brien until a successor is appointed. Ward-O’Brien
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her position due to health issues. “I am not stepping down for any other reason other than for health reasons,” she said Monday. On Sept. 14, Ward-O’Brien handed in her resignation during the monthly RTC meeting, citing a personal, serious illness which would significantly impede her abilities to lead. “To be the chairman, you really need to be on every day,” she said. “You need to be talking to people, responding to people in an appropriate time. I really can’t do that right now.” “I just couldn’t keep up
was unsure Monday who would be considered, but said the RTC is already considering candidates. “They’re discussing that now,” she said. “They will be looking for a new chair. I’ve heard many names tossed around, but nothing I can really share now.” “I’m sure whoever they choose will do a good job,”
she added. Ward-O’Brien said her duties as chairman included recruiting, disseminating information, contacting new North Haven residents and reaching out to younger voters. “My goal was to make the party more inclusive in
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“Winter Splendor” exhibit The North Haven Art Guild presents its October
theme, “Winter Splendor,” at Studio 27 Gallery in the North Haven Cultural Center, 27 Broadway corner of Elm St., with an opening reception on Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. Public and interested persons are invited to attend. Viewing at others times will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m., through Oct. 28. This is a major exhibition of 43 pieces, created by 29 member artists. Included is “Winter Smoke,” a water color by Marie Cusano who is still painting at 96. For further information or an appointment, call (203) 239-0048.
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The North Haven Lions Club invites you to an evening of fun, food and wine to benefit a defibrillator for the North Haven Senior Center at the 13th annual Lions Club wine tasting event. This event will be held Thursday, Oct. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m., at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3 Trumbull Place, at the top of the green across from Town Hall. To make a donation for tickets, please call Norman Juniewic at (203) 239-1014.
The North Haven Citizen — Friday, October 1, 2010
A touch of Martha Stewart in North Haven By Dave Marchesseault Special to The North Haven Citizen
Magnificent trophies and plaques were awarded to over 25 local winemakers at the ninth annual Day of Wine & Roses festivities, held Sunday at State Street’s Forget Me Not Florist. Sponsored by the local Rotary Club, the occasion attracted over 200 attendants, and several notable wine judges. Sandra Gluck, a highly-acclaimed chef who was trained at the culinary school within New York City College of Technology, volunteered her time as a judge and shared her expertise. She is the author of several cookbooks and talk show host, hailing from Martha Stewart Living Radio on satellite radio. On Sunday, she demon-
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Tenor and Italian teacher, Rich DiPalma, entertains the large crowd at the Rotary Club’s Day of Wine & Roses on Oct. 26. strated how to prepare various recipes. Gluck’s husband Ralph Stieber, a chef, and Jonathan
Martinek, a sports medicine technician and caterer from Cheshire, were also judges. Another judge was Maria
Carofano, a close friend of the charity fundraiser’s originator and co-chairman, Luigi Nuzzolilo, who credits her with the idea of providing a public event which combines wine and flowers. The owner of the floral shop has hosted the event since its inception and always provides a long stem rose for every female in attendance. The proceeds from the $30 ticket are donated to numerous charitable causes, ranging from high school and college scholarships, to finding cures for childhood cancer and diabetes research. Early reports indicate that approximately $9,000 may have been raised. A “Semi-Pro” category was added this year, due to the submission of several wines that were made under the tutelage of two professional winemakers at The Wine Press located off Exit 9 on I91. In the back corner of the
40-foot wide tent was another newcomer to the program, although a long time contributor to the activity’s buffet tables, Durante’s Pasta, Inc. As friends of last year’s club president, Nick Casella, the family trio served up endless amounts of fresh pasta. The Durante family produced a variety of their gourmet treats on the spot through the utilization of a portable machine which they can bring into any setting, adding to the party atmosphere. The popular shop’s motto is “A taste of Italy at your fingertips.” Described as “family owned since 1985,” the thriving West Haven business located at 78 Fenwick Street is owned and operated by Amedeo and Carmelina Durante, who “immigrated to America from Italy to share their traditions and manufacture homemade pasta for local grocery stores and restaurants.” Their son, Angelo, joined the operation re-
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New York City chef and Sirius Radio talk show host, Sandy Gluck, demonstrates her cooking expertise at the Day of Wine & Roses. wine making without owning the vineyard.” With grapes imported from Italy, California and Chile, the four step “memorable” process extends throughout the year. The steps include “the crush, the press, racking, and bottling.” The business even features an annual “Swap Night” where clients can trade custom wines with other participants. Martone
service called Have Grill, Will Travel, reads, “Personal Chef & Pitmaster.” Anyone who has tasted his extensive array of grilled food can attest to its excellence. This time he spent over two days preparing outstanding beef brisket and grilled chicken. Behind several tables of hot and cold food, donated by club members, as well as the owners of restaurants and grocery stores throughout the area, live music and entertainment were provided by Minotti Music. Although Mark and Mary Minotti have only been in the club for the past year, their willingness to serve others has become
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said that civic or other groups of various sizes are welcomed to hold a meeting or function at The Wine Press. Next to the winemakers’ display sat an enterprising professor from Southern Connecticut State University, who was sharing the profits from her sales of home grown garlic with the local service club. Dr. Marybeth
cently and is helping his parents to expand the business and “continue to provide quality products for all to enjoy.” Beaming with pride as he spoke of his parents’ 27 years of successful business, the younger Durante said that they often travel to restaurants and other establishments to put on demonstrations. Complementing their pasta offering was a display from the nationally known Grande Cheese Company, whose website describes their products as “Authentic old-world with a new age of craftsmanship.” According to event co-chairman Nick Casella, company representative Lorenzo Durante has been very supportive of Rotary activities in the past. In the opposite corner of the huge tent, with an ad that aptly boasted, “Make your own award winning wines!” stood two good friends of the North Haven Rotary club – Ray Iannuucci and Frank Martone. The affable owners of The Wine Press, which is conveniently located at 118 Quinnipiac Avenue in the Montowese section of the town, hosted a Rotary club meeting and fellowship supper at their establishment shortly after opening their unique enterprise two years ago. Their business was an instant hit with several of the members. The Wine Press brochure challenges the reader to “Imagine the experience of
Fede, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at SCSU, said that she relaxes by running her cottage industry known as The Garlic Press. Her inexpensive, naturallygrown garlic bulbs are arranged like floral displays in bottles donated to her from the folks at The Wine Press. The professor also took second place in the Semi-pro Division of the day’s competition. To the left of the Martha Stewart spin-off were the grills and smokers of committee member Jonathan Martinek, who has long been a person the club counted on for delicious food at its various fundraisers. The business card of the part-time chef, who operates a catering
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Bar owner pleads guilty to tax evasion, awaits sentencing By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen
Virginia Mazzaro, owner of local restaurant and sports bar J. Roos, admitted guilt Sept. 22 to filing taxes inaccurately, according to U.S. attorney David Fein. Mazzaro, 62, is alleged to have hidden $1,807,221 in gross receipts generated over a five-year period by her shop from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). She faces a maximum term of imprisonment of three years and a fine up to $100,000. According to court documents and statements made in court, Mazzaro purportedly failed to deposit all cash receipts generated by J. Roos
from the 2004 to 2008 tax years into the store’s business bank account. Instead, the U.S. Department of Justice claims Mazzaro deposited her establishment’s cash receipts into her personal bank account, and then invested most of those funds in certificates of deposit (CDs) at various financial institutions. During this time, Mazzaro also allegedly structured cash deposits into her personal and business bank accounts in an attempt to evade financial reporting requirements for cash transactions exceeding $10,000. Last Wednesday, Mazzaro waived her right to indictment and pleaded guilty be-
fore Senior United States District Judge Alfred V. Covello in Hartford to one count of filing a false federal tax return. In confessing wrongdoing, Mazzaro stated that she knowingly filed materially false federal individual income tax returns during the
five-year period. As a condition of her plea agreement, Mazzaro has paid the IRS $1,412,102.37 in back taxes, penalties and interest. Her sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 14, 2010. Mazzaro’s case was investigated by the IRS Criminal
Investigation department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Douglas P. Morabito. J. Roos, located at 249 State St., often hosts live music, fundraisers and parties, according to its website.
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well-known. Providing much of the sound equipment, they also offered the services of Greg Borino from Airborne Jazz. Back again this year by popular demand was Rich DiPalma, a well known teacher of Italian at the townâ€™s middle school, who is also a professional singer. DiNorscia said that heâ€™s â€œgrateful for [DiPalmaâ€™s] ongoing generosity.â€? The tenorâ€™s familiar melodies filled the air for much of the afternoon. His talents donâ€™t end there, however, as he and friend Jeff Briglia won the second place in the wine judged professionally under the category of Single Varietal. Nuzzolillo announced that the first place winners judged by the professionals in this yearâ€™s competition were: Mario DiGioia (Single Varietal), John Chiari (Red Blend) and Jonathan Martinek (White & Specialty, and the Semi-pro Division.) The first place winners whose wines were judged by the public were: Brian Testa (Single Varietal), Sonny Palmucci (Red Blend), and Jonathan Martinek (White & Specialty.) As Gluck described her tasty Romesco sauce, she spoke of her connection with the dayâ€™s top winner. Gluck, who co-hosts a daily cooking program at noon with Betsy Karetnick on satellite radio (Sirius 112 & XM 157) entitled â€œEveryday Food,â€? said that she had first heard of Martinek when he called into her show. Gluck, who has also been a freelance writer for Good Housekeeping and Family Circle, commented that â€œJonâ€™s very serious about his cooking,â€? adding that he had invited her to attend the Rotary clubâ€™s first Mardi Gras style dance last winter, as well as making a trip to The Wine Press. She described the eight year club member as a â€œvery nice guy and a very good cook.â€? Now she can add â€œprize winning winemakerâ€? to the list.
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Town to host workshop on youth drug abuse By Linda Semple Special to North Haven Citizen
North Haven is proud to host free parenting classes this October on drug abuse, given the alarming statistics among our youth. Recently, the founder of The Courage to Speak Foundation, Ginger Katz, shared how she lost her 20-year-old
son to a heroin overdose with local students and parents. Katz discussed ways to help your child if you suspect they are using drugs and alcohol. Materials were handed out to parents at the end of the session to further discussion with their children. Parents are invited to attend a month-long series of workshops on drug prevention. Classes will take place
at Town Hall on Tuesdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 7-9 p.m. The North Haven Substance Abuse Prevention Council will be sponsoring this program. Jay McGuinness, a council member of the council, who has been trained by Katz’s foundation, said, “Children are less likely to use drugs or alcohol if they regularly attend religious
services, eat dinner with the family and have two or three adults in their life that they can count on.” These classes are not just about drug and alcohol prevention but how to help kids make smart decisions, how to keep a family together during turbulent times and knowing when to get help. McGuinness, Sgt. Marc Fasano and Barbara Hoff-
man will be speaking to the group of parents. If you haven’t registered, walk-ins are welcome for one or all classes. You do not need to attend every session though you are welcome to do so. For additional information, contact Jay McGuinness at 203-985-4845, by email at email@example.com or visit www.couragetospeak.org.
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Blood drives planned in area
If you are in generally good health, are 17 or older and weigh 110 pounds or more, you may call (800) 448-3543 to make an appointment for any Red Cross blood drive in Connecticut. Appointments can also be requested by e-mailing CTAppointment@usa.redcross.org. Positive identification is required at the time of donation. Blood drives scheduled in the area: Hamden Thursday, Oct. 7, 1 to 6:30 p.m., Caritas Christi Center, 295 Benham St., Hamden, New Haven Fridays, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 12:15 to 6 p.m., New Haven Chapter House, 703 Whitney Ave. Tuesday, Oct. 5, noon to 5 p.m., New Haven Fire Academy, 230 Ella Grasso Blvd.
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North Haven Bible Church
North Haven Bible Church, 161 Mill Road, announces its Sunday services, including Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship services at 10:45 a.m. There is a nursery for infants and toddlers at both services. Bible Study is on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Dan Darling is the pastor. Phone is (203) 239-1495; Email: www.northhavenbiblechurch.org.
St. John’s Episcopal Church’s Community Suppers have resumed. 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 (or fresh salads
in the warmer months); 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.
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Church of Christ tag sale
The Church of Christ, 2141 Whitney Ave., will hold a tag sale on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon. There is something for everyone. The church is located at the corner of Buell Street and Whitney Avenue across from the Spring Glen Medical Center. The sale will be held rain or shine. All proceeds will go to Martha’s Place, a homeless shelter for women and children. The shelter is a facility of New Haven Home Recovery. Free donuts and coffee will be served.
Community Playgroup St. John’s Episcopal Church is pleased to announce the formation of a free, weekly community playgroup for babies, toddlers and their caregivers, to be held on Monday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. A healthy snack will be provided. If you are a caregiver for a child or grandchild (infant through age four) who would like a weekly outing and some social time, you are more than welcome. Participants do not have to be members of St. John’s Church to attend. If you are interested in joining the Community Playgroup, please come with your child(ren) to St. John’s Church on Mondays between 10 a.m. and noon. St. John’s
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The North Haven Garden Club will meet Thursday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church. Jennifer Brown, daffodil grower and judge, will present ‘Yellow Fever — A Daffodil Affliction’ with the history of daffodils, daffodils in poetry and art as well as the choosing, planting and growing the bulbs. She will discuss how to harvest, condition and stage blooms for exhibition. If anyone is interested in joining the North Haven Garden Club, please call membership chair, Kathy Miranda at (203) 484-2647. North Haven Garden Club is a member of The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc. and National Garden Clubs, Inc. Church is located at 3 Trumbull Place, at the top of the Green in North Haven. For more information, contact the church office at (203) 2390156.
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Foot Guard Band to benefit church bell tower fund
Enjoy an afternoon with the Second Company Governor’s Foot Guard Band in concert to benefit the Northford Congregational Church Bell Tower Restoration Fund. There will be an opportunity to meet the musicians after the concert. Reserve the date of Sunday, Oct. 3, at 2:30 p.m., at the historic Northford Congregational Church, located on the Old Post Road at the corner of Route 22 and Route 17 in the Northford section of North Branford. There will be a donation requested at the door. For information, call Peter at (203) 234-7794.
Saints of the Month
On Monday, Oct. 4, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., the Caritas Christi Center, 295 Benham St., Hamden, presents the Saints of the Month series, examining St. Therese of the Child Jesus and St. Teresa of Avila. There is a suggested donation for this program. Please call (203)281-2569 to register. There will be an evening session of this program on Wednesday, Oct. 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
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Suzanne Siegel, guest at Hamden Art League Attendees at the Tuesday, Oct, 12 meeting of the Hamden Art League will be treated to a watercolor demonstration by Guilford watercolor and pastel artist Suzanne Siegel. The artist will focus on how she creates luminous skies with several layers of transparent watercolor, and will have a selection of affordable pigment prints of her watercolors on display. The artist holds a bachelor of arts in psychology from Albertus Magnus College, a bachelor of fine arts in painting from Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, and a masters in fine art in visual art from Vermont College of the Union Institute, Montpelier, Vt. Suzanne teaches private watercolor classes and holds outdoor summer watercolor workshops in Connecticut. She also teaches at the Guilford Art Center in Guilford, and Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme. Her work is in collections of the Smilow Cancer Center in New Haven, Guilford Free Library, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts and private collections in North America and Europe. Hamden Art League meetings take place in the community room at the Miller Memorial Library Senior Center, 2901 Dixwell Ave., Hamden. Socializing and refreshments are at 7:15 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting at 7:30 and the artist’s program from 7:40 to 8:45 p.m. The public is welcome. For more information, visit www.hamdenartleague.com
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Four portraits of Jesus: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John On Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Caritas Christi Center, 295 Benham St., Hamden, Dr. Joan Kelly will present the first of a series concerning how each of the Gospel writers paints a distinct picture of Christ. There is a suggested donation for each session. Please call (203)281-2569. The additional sessions will be held on Oct. 12 and 26.
A program, Prayerful Meditation and Movement with the Prayer of St. Francis, will be presented on Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Caritas Christi Center, 295 Benham St., Hamden. No previous experience with yoga is necessary. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a towel, mat, and blanket. There is a suggested donation per session. Subsequent sessions will be held on Wednesdays through Nov. 17. Please call (203)281-2569 to register.
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Letters to the Editor
To the editor: I am writing to encourage all North Haven voters to support our State Representative Steve Fontana, the hardest working public servant I know. There is no doubt that Fontana works tirelessly on behalf of all North Haven residents and he delivers — constituent services, state aid, thoughtful legislation and dependable advocacy, which together demonstrate that Fontana’s priority is to serve the best interests of our town. Fontana is always there for each and every one of us. Despite his long record of accomplishment, Fontana does not rest on his laurels. Over the past two years, he has served as the chairman of the Insurance & Real Estate Committee. In that role, he has worked on a collaborative, bipartisan basis to pass numerous pieces of leg-
islation to protect consumers and improve health insurance coverage. We can all be proud of the work Fontana has done to make our state a better place to live. Now more than ever we need experienced leadership that gets results, so I believe the choice is clear. Please vote for Fontana so he can continue to fight for us. Janet M. McCarty Former First Selectman
Friend and mentor To the editor: I am writing to express my support for the candidacy of David Yaccarino, who is running to represent the 87th District in the Connecticut General Assembly. I met Yaccarino when I was eight years old. His oldest son and I were classmates and close friends at Clintonville Elementary School. When the two of us wanted to join the Cub Scouts, both of our fathers volunteered to
become Pack leaders. Over the course of the next 10 years, I was a regular beneficiary of Yaccarino leadership, instruction and guidance at weekly scout meetings, weekend camping trips and service projects. Looking back, I can now see how selfless and tireless Yaccarino was in his dedication to scouting in North Haven. He was a regular presence in my life, and the lives of dozens of other boys my age, week after week. He taught us how to tie knots, how to build a fire and how to live for a week off of materials we could carry on our backs. But more than that, his influence and example showed us how to be leaders and how to serve others. I have come to know Yaccarino very well in the intervening years. He has been a friend and mentor to me through my adolescence and into my adulthood. I have a great deal of admiration for his devotion to his family, and his industriousness as a small-business owner. He
Friday, Oct. 1 Boy Scouts meeting with First Selectman Freda, Town Hall, 18 Church St., conference room 1, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4 Planning and Zoning Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 Community Services Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 5:30 p.m.
Substance Abuse Prevention Council, seminar, Town Hall, 18 Church St., conference room 1, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 Board of Selectmen, North Haven Public Library, 17 Elm St., 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12 Substance Abuse Prevention Council, seminar, Town Hall, 18 Church St., conference room 1, 7 to 9 p.m. Church St., conference room 3, 7 p.m.
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serves as my personal model for what it means to be an upstanding, engaged member of one’s community. I am confident that Yaccarino will bring the same energy, skill and selflessness to his service in the General Assembly as he brings to every other aspect of his life. I am proud to support his candidacy, and I am proud to call him my friend. Michael J. LoPresti San Francisco, Calif.
Bad boilers To the editor: High school boilers running on borrowed time? I am a certified heating technician who shares my opinion about the high school boiler issue. People overseeing maintenance issues at our schools may not have as much expertise in boiler operations. Can’t State Representative Steve Fontana change this legislation? When people feel cold, they must turn up the heat. What are the consequences, if they do, knowing a hard winter may break the boilers? The temperature hovers around five degrees. People feel cold and demand more
heat. The boilers are stressed to their limit, running constantly, knowing they might be defective and have structural weakness. Boilers are shut down one by one. It gets cold inside the building. The town is forced to shut down the high school while emergency repairs are being made. This is a race against time, knowing pipes will freeze within hours. Pipes burst and water damages everything inside the school. More repairs must be made. A massive cleanup begins. Computers, electronics, lighting, books, furniture, woodwork, carpeting and ceiling panels must be replaced. Everything must dry out. The school is shut down for a long time. Students must be bussed to other towns, causing classrooms to overflow there. Learning is disrupted as it becomes chaos in a strange place. The boilers in the high school are the only way to heat this massive structure. The boilers are running on borrowed time. The only permanent fix is to replace the boilers. New boiler replacements must exceed Boiler Industry Standards, as the See Letters, next page
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Taking care of business is good for Connecticut families By State Senator Len Fasano Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, not just because they provide jobs for many people, but also because they bring innovative products and services to consumers. In the towns I represent – North Haven, East Haven, and Wallingford – there are hundreds of small busiFasano nesses which support our local community. In October of 2009, the Small Business Administration reported that Connecticut was home to 75,626 small employers. Although the economy is weak, in our area, we’ve seen a number of small businesses open up this year. Just a few weeks ago, I attended ribbon cutting ceremonies at Mrs. D’s and Amici Hair Salon. There are also a number of other establishments that have recently opened their doors in
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ones there now may not. Last school year, $43,000 was spent on boiler maintenance on four-year-old boilers, meaning breakdowns are frequent. There’s nothing else to do, knowing the defective boilers will not last, and shutting down the school in the dead of winter has serious consequences that puts the town into deep debt over many years. Morris Pedersen North Haven
To the editor: I am voting for Steve Fontana for State Representative of the 87th District and here is why: Fontana has 14 years of experience working in a bipartisan fashion for the residents of North Haven. He has collaborated with State Senator Len Fasano at the state level and with First Selectman Mike Freda and second selectman Tim Doheny at the local level. He is an experienced leader whose efforts have resulted in state funding for the high school, the Todd Drive project and the public works garage. He continues to promote job creation by increasing small business loans and
Wallingford and North Haven: Farmer Joe’s, Knee-High Tutoring, Shoprite, Good Feet, CR Socials, Insure.net and Sun Nails, to name a few. The men and women who have decided to invest in our community deserve a lot of credit. It is never easy to start a new business venture, and now, more than ever, entrepreneurs face serious challenges. Thankfully, there are many people still willing to take a chance, and it is that attitude that will lead us out of the recession. While my philosophy is that government doesn’t create jobs, people do, the legislature does have a role to play in making Connecticut a more business-friendly place. This past session, we were able to pass a pro-business bill, Public Act 10-75, An Act Concerning the Recommendations of the Majority Leader’s Job Growth Roundtable. Among other provisions, this bipartisan legislation calls for up to $500,000 in loans and lines of credit for small businesses and nonprofits; expands the existing state job creation tax credit to
tax credits, to help terminated employees keep their health insurance, to support programs that reduce electricity rates for seniors and to help towns save money through multi-town opportunities. We need Fontana to continue the fight for North Haven residents. I encourage you to vote for him on Nov. 2, 2010. Patricia Brown Former member of the Board of Finance
Many questions To the editor: After hearing the quasipresentation by the D.E.P. at the North Haven Inland Wetlands meeting on Sept. 22, I am more concerned than ever about the highly contaminated industrial waste that they are trying to pawn off on North Haven. One of their priorities, as they stated, when they clean up an industrial waste site, is to dump it nearby to save trucking expenses. Doesn’t matter where that is, long as it’s close, I guess. They also have other trucks dumping in our Tire Pond. When questioned as to who they are, I believe they stated they are all registered — “registered to whom?” They were off by over 200,000 cubic yards on how much fill they dumped.
Quite a discrepancy wouldn’t you say? Are they even checking what those other trucks are dumping? Then they told us that they screen the fill and only put the good stuff in the pond. If it’s so good, why are they hauling it out of the Hamden yards in the first place? When questioned as to how good, our commissioner was told, “Good enough.” Then he was told there are grades of fill that people can live with, and another nonhuman grade. So, basically, the pond is getting the nonhuman, cancer-causing fill. The D.E.P. should care if this poisonous fill leaches through underground streams, overflows, or the breach collapses and the Tire Pond contaminates the Quinnipiac River, where humans boat and fish. They also did not know where the breach was, when one of the commissioners asked them. But they were the ones who authorized the breach and flooded the pond with the water from the Quinnipiac? It now could be a weak spot in the pond wall. We were informed that they would be monitoring the pond water. For what? They could be contaminating it worse than ever with carcinogenic soil. Of course it is going to get worse. Then See Letters, next page
small businesses; provides financial and technical assistance to established businesses; establishes a green manufacturing pilot program; provides tax credits to encourage private investment in technology-based businesses; and establishes the Connecticut Competitiveness Council. While these programs are important, the real challenge to doing business in Connecticut is directly related to our out-of-control spending. When our state budget increases, the result is higher taxes, higher energy costs and higher property taxes. For example, the budget that passed at the end of the 2010 legislative session established a new tax on electricity to be paid by all Connecticut residents and businesses in order to pay for a budget shortfall. Not only is this irresponsible, but it also is a business and job killer. Even with small pieces of business-friendly legislation, unless there are major changes to the way government is run, businesses will not truly have the opportunity to meet their highest potential.
Colella returns; additional freelancers needed In future issues, the North Haven Citizen will be welcoming back Paul Colella’s most popular columns, including Patriots and Scoundrels. Colella will restart his Remember When series, which explores interesting histories belonging to North Haven residents. Relating shifts in American culture and technology to locals’ distinct pasts, he illuminates important moments in one’s life, recognizing personal struggles and achievements. Patriots and Scoundrels will also make a triumphant return. Picking up where he left off, Colella continues plotting out adventures of North Haven residents from centuries past. Collella’s commentary will also return to the paper’s pages. Additionally, the North Haven Citizen is still seeking a few new freelancers. Reporting on local topics is a terrific way to earn some extra money, improve one’s resume, better one’s writing, and keep in touch with your hometown. If you’re interested in exploring journalism as a career, this is a great chance to boost your portfolio of clips. What we would want is no more than one to two stories a week from individuals connected to the community. Choose your own topics, or select subjects from North Haven Citizen’s own story lists, compiled in-house. This could mean features, profiles, sports, business, education or even covering municipal meetings. Those interested should contact The North Haven Citizen at 203-317-2232, or by email at email@example.com.
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what do they intend to do? Dig up a couple of million cubic yards of poison and bring it back to Hamden? They couldn’t seem to stop speaking disparagingly about the absentee owner of the Tire Pond. It was like they were the ‘Knights in Shining Armor’ come to save us. But the absentee owner never dumped industrial chemical waste, to my knowledge, in the pond. There will be another Inland Wetlands meeting at the Park and Recreation Center on Linsley Street at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6. Our State Senator, Len Fasano, and State Representative, Steve Fontana, will be attending. Please attend, and stop the “Angel of Death” from using our town as an industrial waste dump. Joan R. Mazurek North Haven
To the editor: In 1993, Upjohn stopped operating. They had potentially polluted the Quinnipiac River worse than any manufac-
turer in North Haven. They also contaminated their 80acre site with carcinogenic chemicals. The EPA has authorized Pfizer, the new owner and another drug company, to do remedial work on the heavily contaminated site. It will include capping a one-acre hole, 30 feet deep, filled with carcinogens, dredging, consolidating, covering, acres of poison sites and removing others. Some of the chemicals are benzene, toluene, dichlorobenzidine, benzidine and diozane. Upjohn was subjected to a study due to the incidence of bladder cancers in the area. Over the years, Upjohn was told to remove all the dangerous chemical cesspools off site. But it never happened. Instead, they left us and our future generations this legacy of poisons in the ground. Too little, too late for this remedial work. But it is not too late to save the Quinnipiac River, by stopping the D.E.P. industrial waste dumping in the Tire Pond right now. We should all be the protectors of this beautiful river that meanders through our town. There will be another
North Haven Inland Wetlands meeting and continuation of the public hearing on the Tire Pond, Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Park and Recreation Center on Linsley Street. Our State Senator, Len Fasano, and our State Representative, Steve Fontana, will be there. Robert A. Mazurek North Haven
Ice Cream Social at Montowese
Successful programs To the editor: I urge my fellow voters in North Haven to re-elect Steve Fontana as our State Representative on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. I have known Fontana for many years, and appreciate the fact that he goes to great lengths to solve constituent problems for North Haven residents, while also fighting for all of us when it comes to job creation, education, health care reform and so many other issues that impact our lives. I have noticed that Fontana works very effectively across party lines in order to do what is in the best interest of North Haven resi-
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On Sept. 24, the PTSA at Montowese Elementary School hosted a “Welcome Back Ice Cream Social” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Families and students were invited to enjoy ice cream sundaes and start the new school year off with a sweet treat. dents. Fontana works very well with our Republican First Selectman Michael Freda and Republican State Senator Leonard Fasano. The maturity and respect that these three civic leaders show toward each other is essential to getting things done for the people. We are fortunate to have had Fontana as our State Representative for the last 14 years. I urge my fellow citizens to return Fontana to Hartford so he can build upon the successful programs he has initiated for all of us. Kim Karlin North Haven
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To the editor: On Election Day, Nov.1, 2010, I am going to vote for Steve Fontana because, well let me count the ways: 1. Fontana is very intelligent. 2. Fontana is highly educated. 3. Fontana has had many years as a businessman. 4. Fontana has had many successful years fighting for North Haven as our Representative. 5. Fontana is a respected member of the House of Representatives. 6. Fontana has been a leader in Hartford in developing promoting job creations. 7. Fontana has a record of improving a variety of health care benefits for all. 8. Fontana has consistently worked to improve energy
conservation and to reduce energy costs. 9. Fontana has consistently supported making government accountable. 10. Fontana has been a supporter of legislation that has benefited teachers, the police, firefighters, senior citizens, public education and veterans. Vote for a tireless State Representative for all North Haveners. Janice Bruce North Haven
To the editor: We may not be looking for the chill of winter but we can enjoy the beauty of winter’s splendor. The North Haven Art Guild presents its October theme, “Winter Splendor,” at Studio 27 Gallery in the North Haven Cultural Center, 27 Broadway corner of Elm Street, North Haven. This major art exhibition of 43 pieces is created by 29 member artists. This multimedia show has all to do with winter and its beauty. Included in the exhibition is “Winter Smoke,” a water color by Marie Cusano, who is still painting at 96. Public and interested persons are invited to attend the opening reception on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 5 to 8 p.m. Viewing at other times will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m., through Oct. 28. For further information or an appointment, call (203) 239-0048. Mary Lou Fiore North Haven
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Tommy Fund — The annual Tommy Fund Family Day will be held at the Yale Tennis Center in New Haven. The fun run begins at 10 a.m., and the 5K run and 2-mile walk at 10:30 a.m. For more information or a registration form, call the Tommy Fund at (203) 6994081 or toll-free (800) 9745559, or log onto www.tommyfund.org.
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Bone Appetit — The North Haven Public Library, 17 Elm St., will present a program, Bone Appetit, for children ages 5 to 9, from 7 to 8 p.m. The program includes a story and a bone-shaped doggie treat to take home. To register, call (203) 239-5803.
Joint replacement information — Join orthopedic surgeon, Dr. McCallum, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., for an informative discussion about joint replacement. Bring your questions. Sponsored by VNA Community Healthcare and held at Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness Center, 9 Devine St. Call (toll free) 1.(866) 474-5230 to register.
Teen movie night — The movie, Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein, will be held at 6:30 p.m. for middle and high school students only at the North Haven Public Library, 17 Elm St. This program is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information, or to register, call (203) 239-5803. Art gallery reception — The opening reception of “Winter Splendor” at Studio 27 Gallery in the Cultural
On Sept. 24, Montowese Elementary School hosted a “Fun Friday,” with a theme of “Hawaiian Day.” Students, along with their new principal, Mary Federico, and staff dressed in Hawaiian attire, from grass skirts to colorful Hawaiian leis. An optional donation was collected to support the Leukemia Society. Center, 27 Broadway corner of Elm Street, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Other viewings will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m.,
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Day trips: Saturday, Oct. 2: Berkshire Railroad Tuesday, Oct. 19: Oktoberfest Sunday, Dec. 5: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoast Overnight trips: Saturday, Oct. 9 to Monday, Oct. 11: Washington, D.C. 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. Mini trip A mini trip to Meriden Mall is planned for Monday, Oct. 4. Leave center at 9:30 a.m. and return by 3:30 p.m. Bus will be Greater New Haven Transit My Ride. Holiday bazaar meeting A holiday bazaar meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 10:30 a.m. There will be an important meeting of all committee members to discuss the upcoming Annual Holiday Bazaar. Meet and greet Judge Mike Albis Meet Probate Judge Mike Albis from East Haven on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 11:30 a.m. He will be bringing some desserts. Sing along There will be a Sing Along with Helen on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 10:30 a.m. Come and enjoy olde tyme music. Q & A with Dave Yaccarino Come with your questions for Dave Yaccarino, Republican running for State Representative for the Town of North Haven, on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 12:30 p.m. Nutrition presentation A presentation of nutrition and healthy eating will be presented on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 10:30 a.m. A registered dietician will be on hand for your individual questions. This program is presented by CareCard from the Hospital of Saint Raphael. Senior moments with Mike If you have any issues or questions for Mike, please call the center at (203) 239-5432 to make an appointment. Appoints are every 20 minutes on Friday, Oct. 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Senior Calendar Events planned at the Senior Center next week: Monday, Oct. 4 Line dance, 9 a.m. Meriden Mall, 9:30 a.m. Canasta, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Bocce, 12:30 p.m. Bingo, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 Ceramics, 9 a.m. Beg. chair Yoga, 10 a.m. Beg. Bridge, 10 a.m. Holiday meeting, 10:30 a.m. Hairdresser, 10:30 a.m. Chair exercise, 10:30 a.m.
Knitting, 1 p.m. Bingo, 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 Ceramics, 9 a.m. Pinochle, 10 a.m. Zumba, 10 a.m. Chair exercise, 10:30 a.m. Hamden Mart, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Q & A Yaccarino, 12:30 p.m. Bocce, 12:30 p.m. Crafts, 1 p.m. Yoga, 1 p.m. Quilting, 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 Line dance, 9 a.m.
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Monday: Grape juice, meatloaf with gravy, roasted potato, carrots with onions, rye bread, fresh fruit cup. Tuesday: Vegetarian vegetable soup, sliced ham with pineapple glaze, potato salad, garden salad with ranch
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Judge Albis, 11:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Mah Jongg, 1 p.m. Songsters, 1:15 p.m. Computer, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 Line dance, 9 a.m. Exercise, 9:30 a.m. Exercise, 10 a.m. Errands, 10:30 a.m. Sing along, 10:30 a.m. Make a difference, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Bridge,12:15 p.m. Bocce, Mah Jong, 12:30 p.m.
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To reserve a lunch, call Mary Ellen at (203)239-4030. 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 Oct. 4 at the Senior Center:
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Elizabethtown College Angela Candelora of North Haven graduated from Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Pa., in August with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology – allied health.
McDaniel College McDaniel College, Westminster, Md., welcomes Andrew A. Butterworth of North Haven. Providence College Alexandria McPherson, a resident of North Haven,
was among 150 students in Providence College’s class of 2014 who spent their first days in Providence participating in the college’s 20th annual Urban Action program. The freshmen and 25 upperclassmen leaders volunteered 2,000 man hours from August 30 to September 1. The volunteers focused on restoring walking trails, clearing brush, repairing and building pedestrian bridges and creating outdoor seating areas.
St. Michael’s College Julia C. Phillips, daughter of Mr. Howard Phillips and Ms. Janet C. Phillips, of North Haven, began her first year at Saint Michael’s College. Phillips graduated from North Haven High School before coming to Saint Michael’s, which is located in Burlington, Vt. Sacred Heart Academy Sacred Heart Academy, Hamden, recently announced names of students who qualified as College Board Designated Advanced Placement Scholars. Among
those scholars is Kerry Doyle of North Haven, who received an AP Scholarship Award. Advanced Placement courses being offered at Sacred Heart Academy during the 2010-2011 academic school year are AP Biology, AP Calculus – BC and AP Calculus - AB, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Literature, AP French Language, AP Latin: Vergil, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP US Government, AP Psychology and AP US History.
School Lunch Menu School lunches for the week beginning Oct. 4 High School Daily fee: $2.50 to $3.00 Monday: Diced chicken/hot sauce or BBA sauce, mashed potatoes, cheddar cheese, seasoned corn. Tuesday: Meatball sub with mozzarella, seasoned green beans. Wednesday: Chicken Parmesan, seasoned pasta, mixed vegetables, orange. Thursday: Ham, bacon or cheese omelet, assorted vegetables, home fries, biscuit. Friday: Oven friend chicken, mashed potatoes, seasoned green beans, whole wheat dinner roll, cranberry sauce. Middle School Daily fee: $2.40 Monday: Meatball sub with mozzarella, seasoned sweet peas, sliced peaches.
Tuesday: Crispy chicken tenders with honey mustard sauce, baked potato gems, seasoned sweet peas. Wednesday: Gourmet rodeo burger with bacon, cheddar and barbeque sauce, oven fries, seasoned carrots. Thursday: Barbeque rib sandwich, mashed potatoes, seasoned corn, sliced peaches, dinner roll. Friday: Chicken Parmesan, seasoned pasta, mixed vegetables, orange. Elementary School Daily fee: $2.25 Monday: Baked whole grain chicken nuggets, whole wheat dinner roll, seasoned green beans, fruit choice, milk. Tuesday: Sloppy Joe on whole wheat bun, seasoned carrots, rainbow apple, milk. Wednesday: Cheeseburger on a bun, crispy oven fries, peas and carrots, chilled
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Brief Hamden Art League
The Hamden Art League, in cooperation with the Hamden Arts Commission, is offering the following class: Using Color Constructively, to be held at Whitneyville Library, 125 Carleton St., Hamden, on Mondays: Oct. 4, 18, and 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. John Massimino will be the instructor. The classes are on the intermediate and advanced level. Any water based paints can be used. Think about color more objectively, learn how to create mood and how value and tone can create a successful painting. Each class will introduce a different facet of color. Think more creatively with John’s suggestions during critiques the last half hour of each class. For information and registration, call Mimsie Coleman at the Arts Commission at (203) 287-2546, or HAL workshop coordinator, Ruth Morrill, at (203) 288-4251.
The North Haven Citizen Friday, October 1, 2010
Summaries for North Haven Youth Football week five
North Haven Youth Football had another stellar week, posting a 4-2 record. North Haven 8th grade (41) defeated Old Saybrook on Sunday, with Jay Jones scoring on a pass by Zachary Kastenhuber. Additionally, JB Boggs scored behind the blocking of Jeff Ranciato and Pat Vanavore. The defense held Old Saybrook to six points, behind the tough play of Joe Corniello, Tom Gallagher and Hunter Coughlin. The North Haven 7th grade team improved its record to 4-0 with a 30-12 win over visiting Tri-Town. North Haven was led on offense by the hard running of Michael Montano and Nick Ponzio. Connor Suraci also threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Imperati. The team continues to have exceptional offensive and defensive line control by Shane O’Connor, Kevin Arnold, Anthony Miscio, Tony Valentino, Rob Rahlston and Chris
Tullo. The 7th grade team will play their next game Saturday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. against the Hornets of Branford. The 6th grade squad improved to 3-1 with a convincing 26-0 victory over Branford. Tommy Dodge ran 81 yards for North Haven’s first score. Micheal Gagliardi returned a punt blocked by Paul 20 yards for the second score. Jake Tantorski then powered in from 15 yards out. Dodge connected with Kyle Melillo for a 25-yard scoring pass. Gagliardi added the 2 point kick. Byrce Brommel recovered a fumbled. Bowen Brennan, Brandon Ellis, and CJ Somma played well for the defense. The 6th graders will host Amity next week. North Haven 5th Graders dropped a 14-6 decision to Madison B on Sunday. It was their first loss of the season, bringing their record to 4-1. Offensive linemen Caleb See Football, next page
Citizen photos by Kevin Pataky
Clockwise shots from last week’s NHHS 13-2 victory over Hamden, beginning top left: Sophomore Jalen White blocks a punt and then recovered it in the end zone for a touchdown. Junior quarterback Joe Schwab. Senior Mike Ross (#5) on left and junior Matt Manemeit (#23) right celebrate with White after his block. Sophomore Jalen White breaks free for a long run. Senior co-captain Chris Matteis dove over a pile during a goal line stand to score.
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From left to right, eighth grader JB Boggs eludes a tackler to score. Seventh grader Connor Suraci rolls right before tossing a touchdown. Eighth grader Thomas Gallagher releases a pass. Fifth grader Zachary Orth is taken down by Madison players. Mark Montano makes a big hit on a Madison ball carrier.
Football Continued from page 19 Balderelli, Christian Somma, Chris Carleglio, Jared Signore, Christian Scmitdz, Mateo Donato, and Fred Torres all played well against a tough Madison defense. North Haven 5th Graders will play in Cheshire against the 3-1 Cheshire B team this Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
North Haven 4th grade A defeated East Haven 26-6. Devin Brockamer scored on a 35-yard touchdown. Jesse Johnson scored on a 12-yard touchdown. Max Rivera had a fumble recovery in the end zone while playing defense and Noah Pastore had a 75yard score. John Degregorio had a solid game from the center position. The 4th grade B team suf-
fered their second defeat this season, losing to North Branford 13-6. It was a defensive battle all day, with North Haven getting great defensive plays from Joe Wenzel, Jack Peruso, Aaron Bell and Donato Crisanti. North Haven’s touchdown was scored by Vin DePalma. Provided by Ed Tantorski.
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Friday, October 1, 2010 â€” The North Haven Citizen
Banned Continued from page 1 Commission looked into this,â€? he said. â€œWe came to the conclusion that these furnaces should be banned.â€? â€œThe EPA has declared these furnacesâ€™ emissions as very toxic, and detrimental to health,â€? he added, â€œespecially to children, the elderly and anybody with cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.â€? Several speakers opposed the ban, citing a fear of personal freedoms being impinged. Dissenters suggested, as compromise, allowing only EPA-approved furnaces. Alderman said EPA standards have yet to include outdoor wood-burning furnaces. â€œThis really has nothing to do with freedom,â€? she continued. â€œOne used to be free to put asbestos in houses.â€? â€œWe all have to think about what are our rights?â€? she
added. â€œDo we care that our neighbors are getting sick?â€? Voting included calls for and against the banning. The â€˜ayesâ€™ were more numerous and given victory. The approved ordinance is on file with North Havenâ€™s town clerk. According to the ordinance, it is now a violation to construct, install, establish, modify, operate or make use for any reason of outdoor wood-burning or wood-fired furnace or boilers. A fine of $250 will be imposed for each violation, according to the ordinance. Each day of operation is considered a separate violation. Other town meeting votes included: acceptance of Cavallino Way as a new North Haven road, the adoption of an amended flood damage prevention ordinance, and the transfer of $381,105.96 within the 2009-10 budget for balancing purposes.
mately $6,600 in total. â€œItâ€™s not significant dollars,â€? Monico said. â€œAs far as Iâ€™m concerned, it would be something they would have to absorb from their own departmentsâ€™ budgets.â€? â€œDepartment heads stepped up to the plate,â€? he continued. â€œItâ€™s more of a gesture, thanking them for their work, for their dedication in last yearâ€™s budget, and how aggressive they were in this yearâ€™s budget. I see the upside, I see the downside. â€œI sometimes like to give a person a pat on the back for doing well. Even though we expect them to do well, I think they went a little beyond,â€? he added. Board member Michael Hallahan was cautiously in favor. â€œThere are some people in town, the unemployed,
ment against that is the incredible increase in cost of the benefits that they get to maintain year in, year out.â€? Public opinion, however, could differ. â€œOne percent seems a very nominal cost,â€? Hallahan said. â€œBut, symbolically, youâ€™re playing with fire here.â€? First Selectman and board member Michael Freda had high praise for the department heads and deputies. â€œI am very pleased with the efforts of the department heads, particularly since Dec. 1,â€? he said. â€œWeâ€™ve had several meetings with department heads . . . Theyâ€™ve responded tremendously in terms of slowing down spending, cutting costs, making sacrifices.â€? â€œAs we move forward in difficult times, I have confi-
who would be against any increase at any time for any reason,â€? he said. â€œAnd we have to think about those people.â€? â€œBut I see the motivation for rewarding the department heads for doing a fantastic job,â€? he added. â€œI see the total expense of this being a very reasonable amount.â€? Hallahan believed a raise would work toward retaining talent in town hall. â€œI want to keep the department head salaries competitive versus other towns,â€? he said. â€œWhen you lose someone good, youâ€™re going to regret it.â€? â€œHaving saved $700,000 or $800,000, if your numbers are correct, is going beyond expectations,â€? he added. â€œOne and a half, and now one, that sounds in line with what most of the unions have been getting. But the only argu-
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