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Volume 4, Number 43

Flu shot clinic feels the pinch with vaccine shortage Eunice Murphy recieves her flu vaccination from RN Michelle Yamin at the North Haven senior center’s Oct. 16 flu shot clinic. Murphy was one of 70 people who registered for shots before the supply was exausted. “It was just a little sting,” Murphy said of the shot.

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By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

The organizers of the North Haven senior center’s Oct. 16 flu shot clinic had hoped to administer vaccines to hundreds of locals. Instead, they were able to dispense just 70 shots, due to the national shortage. “We were notified just four days ago that we would have a limited number of 70,” said senior center director Judy Amarone. “It’s nobody’s fault – it’s simply the nature of the beast of what’s going on.” The clinic was set up in the American Legion Post 76, the temporary location of the North Haven senior center. The clinic had been scheduled since August, Amarone said, but the shortage was a recent discovery. Amarone added that the knowledge of a shortage was not disseminated beyond those in charge. The director said that the short timeframe between her finding out and the clinic’s date had

not allowed effective mass publicity. Additionally, as the clinic was open to the entire public, Amarone feared that she would appear partial to the senior center if she leaked the information. “The flu shots are for the community,” Amarone said. “They are not just for the senior center. We didn’t want people who are regularly at the center to have priority. We wanted it to be fair.” Amarone was not surprised by the shortage of flu shots in North Haven. “I’ve heard through the grapevine that other flu clinics were basically forced to shut down because they didn’t have enough vaccinations,” she said. “I think everyone is running out,” Amarone added. “I’ve heard about it in the media – more people are getting flu shots this year because of H1N1.” It is important to note that the normal flu vaccination, the type administered last week, does not lower one’s

risk of contracting H1N1. Vaccines for H1N1 are still being produced and will be distributed nationally in the near future, with youths having priority. Generations born after 1950 are more at risk for the influenza. Those receiving a flu shot last Friday had to have arrived early. Although the clinic officially began at 12:30 p.m., early arrivers were allowed to pre-register and reserve a shot. Thankfully, despite the shortage of shots, Amarone believed that the clinic had turned away only eight or nine individuals seeking the vaccine. Additionally, during the clinic, Amarone called other flu shot clinic locations in an attempt to secure shots for those turned away in North Haven. She discovered that North Haven’s Target Pharmacy had also run out of shots, but found out that the Quinnipiac Valley Health District had remaining shots for their Oct. 21 See Flu shot, page 10

Friday, October 23, 2009

First Selectman candidates talk development at QCC debate By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen Incumbent First Selectman Janet McCarty and her challenger Michael Freda were seated in a conference room in front of an audience of several dozen for a debate hosted by the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 16. The debate focused on town finances and economic development. The candidates were allowed a short introduction before the moderator, Christine Mansfield, CEO of Discovery Training Services in Wallingford, asked them four questions. A coin flip decided that Freda would introduce himself and answer all QCC questions first. In his introduction, Freda said that his background in business, including 16 years as a CEO and president of several companies, would allow him to “identify with the business community.” He added that his economic goals would begin with growing top line revenue, and would include developing the Pratt and Whitney site and revitalizing businesses on Washington Avenue. McCarty said that her tenure as the town’s CEO “brought change to the government” in that “the town is stable, taxes are low, and the government is accessible to everyone.” She added that

during her term, the town ended the last fiscal year with a surplus and finished this year without a tax increase. Additionally, McCarty said that her future economic plans included elongating Valley Service Road. Although the candidates were previously informed of the agenda’s theme, they were unaware of its exact questions, according to QCC president Robin Wilson. Accordingly, the questions were handed out to the audience only after the debate had begun. First, the candidates were asked for three specific examples of how they would fund future budgets in light of increasing expenses, should they serve as first selectman. Freda answered that he would work to grow top line revenue, rejuvenate Washington Avenue, and utilize the first selectman position to “lead the charge for economic development to minimize the tax increase for the future.” Freda predicted future tax increases, as he believed that the use of onetime revenue sources in the current budget would leave a $5.5 million revenue gap in next year’s budget. McCarty agreed that growing the grand list was essential, and added that she

See Debate, page 8


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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, October 23, 2009

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The police department will commence a strict enforcement campaign at the Peter’s Rock Park for the detection of illegal motorized vehicles. Recently riders have caused major damage to the park’s trails and have endangered hikers in the park. Chief DiCarlo has met with representatives of the Peter’s Rock Association and is committed to eliminating

First Selectman Janet M. McCarty has announced that beginning Monday, Nov. 2, North Haven’s Department of Public Works will once again kick-off it’s Fall Leaf Collection Program. “As many of the residents already know, this is one of North Haven’s most valued and successful Public Works programs provided,” McCarty stated. “Through Dec. 12, weather permitting, Public Works forces will be out collecting the many bags of leaves as well as loose piles of leaves left at the curbs by our residents. Residents may also drop bagged leaves at North Haven’s Recycling Center on Elm Street, Tuesday through Saturday.” McCarty added. The bulk leaf collection schedule for various town roadways will be posted on the town’s website at, see “announcements.” To ensure the continued success of the program, the town has developed the following guidelines for residential leaf collection: Bulk leaves must be placed at the curb and not in the street or across sidewalks. Placing leaves in the streets is a violation of town ordinance Section 180-11. No plastic bags will be accepted. Leaves may be placed in brown biodegradable paper bags at the curb. Bagged leaves will be picked up on a separate schedule, one day after your normal refuse/recycling scheduled collection day. Bagged leaves must be left at the curb by 5 a.m. on the designated collection day. Bulk leaves are collected from residential properties Monday through Friday in accordance with the established schedule, weather permitting. In the event of a snow storm or other weather emergency, leaf collection will be tem-

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porarily suspended. Leaves are collected in the fall only. Bulk leaves must be placed at the curb by 5 a.m. on the Monday of your street’s designated collection week. Avoid parking vehicles in the street during the collection period in your area. Do not park cars in or adjacent to any piles of leaves. Do not mix branches with bulk or paper-bagged leaves. Branches may be cut, bundled and tied for removal during normal refuse collection. To protect workers, the town may refuse service if branches are mixed with leaves in bulk or paper bagged. If leaves begin to blow around, the town suggests residents either wet the leaf piles or secure them with chicken wire or snow fencing. Do not allow leaves to accumulate in or around storm drains; this reduces the risk of flooding and protects the integrity of the town’s basin and storm water system. Schedules have been established to reflect the traditional volume of leaves in various areas. Higher volume areas are normally collected first. Weather permitting, Public Works may conduct a second collection in those areas with higher volumes of leaves. Residents may bring leaves year-round to the Recycling Center located on Elm Street. The Recycling Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8 to 11:45 a.m. Brown biodegradable paper bags of leaves may be left in the designated leaf disposal area. Leaves brought to the center in plastic bags must be emptied from the bags in the designated leaf disposal area. Residents should plan to use the center for leaf disposal during the spring as well as other times of the year when curbside collection is not offered. Bulk leaf collection schedule exceptions include Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26 and 27, collection dates. In these cases, all bagged leaves will be collected on Saturday, Nov. 28. Questions regarding fall leaf collection may be directed to the office of the Department of Public Works located at 5 Linsley St., or by calling (203) 239-5321, ext. 750.


For North Haven residents who are not registered to vote in the Nov. 3, 2009, election, special voter registration sessions will be held by the Registrars of Voters as noted below at the Registrars of Voters office, second floor, North Haven Memorial Town Hall, located at 18 Church St. Tuesday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., is the last day to register in person for those who, in accordance with Section 917 of the Elections Laws of Connecticut, are: 18 years old, U.S. citizens, and residents of North Haven. A limited registration session will be held on Monday, Nov. 2, between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon. Registration on Nov. 2 is limited to voters who became 18 years old, or U.S. citizens, or residents of North Haven, after Oct. 20. Although the above dates are special voter-making sessions, residents who meet the above requirements may register any weekday in person at the North Haven Town Hall in the Registrars of Voters office Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or in the Town Clerk’s office, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In addition, voter registration cards can be filled out online and then downloaded from the town Web site: or the Secretary of State’s Web site: under the heading: “voter registration forms.”

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Clerical employees embrace dedication, team work, community By Paul Colella Special to the Citizen

It has often been said that more is accomplished when people combine their talents and efforts by working together for a common goal, like serving their community. For the clerical employees employed by the town of North Haven, hard work, dedication, team work, commitment and a passion for their community are the vital qualities and talents they utilize in performing their various jobs. “The clerical union is made up of a great group of people who are energetic, dedicated, conscientious, and always willing to help each other and the people they serve,” said Jean Hatzopoulos, of the information technology department and president of the clerical union. “Every day is a surprise filled with challenges and rewards, and also a learning experience.” Hatzopoulos further explained that she grew up in a

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has recently joined the town’s police force, and they are active in the community. “I enjoy my job not only because of the people I work with, but I also have the opportunity to give back to my town,” Spose said. “My favorite people to assist are the seniors. Since they are temporarily at the American Legion Hall, I am able to stop by during my lunch time to see them and my good friend Joan’s mother.” Hatzopoulos and Spose are joined by two gentlemen, John Bimonte and Mike Zona, who also have a vested interest in North Haven, both personally and professionally. Bimonte grew up in town and lives here with his wife and three-year-old son. He has been employed for 14

years as the program coordinator for community services and recreation. “My job is filled with variety, and I work with people of all ages, from coordinating children’s activities and planning bus trips, to adult softball and other recreational activities,” Bimonte said. “Every day there is something different and exciting to do. I’m always learning about North Haven and the people I am pleased to serve.” Bimonte also added that he and his fellow clerical employees are always ready and willing to help and go the extra mile, even if it means putting in additional hours to see that things are followed through and completed to satisfaction. Good service, smiling faces, and a job well done are what people want and will remember, he added. “Teamwork is important to all our services,” Zona, a dispatcher for fire and police



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said. “We help one another through a support system that benefits the whole community. My fellow dispatchers and I are the true first responders to someone in need of assistance. We spend 99 percent of our time answering phones, and that makes us a life line in getting help as fast as we can for those who need it.” Zona has lived in town most of his life. He is proud of his work and the opportunity to give back to a community that has been good to him. He believes in giving back by serving the town to the best of his ability through dedication and commitment. Those same qualities are also important for Yvonne Zilinski, secretary to the fire department. Zilinski, like her fellow clerical employees, is thrilled to serve the community in which she is a long time resident as well. “We relocated to Connecticut from New Jersey because of my husband’s job,” Zilinski said. “We chose North Haven as our home because of its elegance, charm, good school system, and friendly people. I love people, and



Friday, October 23, 2009 — The North Haven Citizen

Annual holiday food drive collects goods for local families in need By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen The annual North Haven Holiday Food Drive was launched Oct. 16, with food collection bins placed inside North Haven Town Hall, businesses, and churches. The 2009 drive begun with the placement of a collection barrel in Town Hall by First Selectman Janet McCarty, Director of Community Services Gerardo Sorkin, and North Haven Congregational Church Senior Minister the Rev. Scott Morrow. The drive is sponsored by North Haven’s churches, and is held in conjunction with Town Hall’s food drive and other food collections. “It’s one of the wonderful things that the town’s churches do,” McCarty said. “The town does its own food drive that runs parallel with the churches’, and we work together. We try to see that as many people as possible can have a meal on Thanksgiving and Christmas.” The drive gathers non-perishable food items that are

delivered in boxes to North Haven families on Thanksgiving and Christmas, according to a drive press release. Local food pantries have been sapped by the recession, the press release adds, increasing the need for holiday donations. “We anticipate helping 80 to 90 families,” Morrow said. “The number was increased by the recession. In the past, we would expect to help 60 to 65 families.” On both holidays, each assisted family will receive two boxes of non-perishable food items, Morrow said, along with fresh produce and dairy items, and a frozen turkey. The holiday food drive has long been a North Haven institution. “The food drive was started by two firefighters more than 40 years ago,” Morrow said. “It’s become a tradition.” The founding firefighters continued the food drive out of the fire department headquarters until 15 years ago, according to Morrow. “People knew that the fire

headquarters never closed,” he said, “so they could drop off food at any time. The food was delivered to families by firefighters, particularly the volunteer firefighters. However, it became more difficult to do the drive in the fire headquarters, because they needed the space for other things.” Accordingly, the holiday food pantry was moved to the North Haven Congregational Church, 28 Church St. The drive then fell under the communal auspices of the town’s churches, who have continued the tradition. “The idea from the beginning was to provide for people in North Haven who, because of circumstances, would not be able to celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas the same way that other townspeople were,” Morrow said. The minister added that because North Haven churches attract worshippers from outside town, the drive has been expanded to assist some non-residents. “But for the most part, we

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to door and accepting donations in the Congregational Church. Non-perishable items can be donated directly to the Congregational Church any weekday morning between 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Gift certificates and cash can also be made toward the purchase of perishable items. Food for Thanksgiving must be donated by Nov. 16. Christmas items must be donated by Dec. 14. Volunteers will prepare holiday boxes the day before families pick them up on Nov. 21 and Dec. 19. Morrow said that about one-third of the boxes are delivered by volunteers. In addition to the drive, the Congregational Church’s food pantry works in conjunction with the Town Hall pantry to assist those in need

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change in service, as he believed it had changed Town Hall’s health services. McCarty restated that the she believed that the switch had saved hundreds of thousands of dollars, adding “and that’s what North Haven wanted to hear.” She added that she regretted that town employees were not better alerted beforehand. Additionally, McCarty said that the switch spawned few grievances.

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job fairs for the unemployed. Board of Finance member and Freda’s campaign manager Richard Monico feared that the current budget was balanced with $4.5 million in one-time revenues and $1 million from Upjohn, funding that would not be available next year. He asked McCarty how she would replace the lost funds. McCarty reiterated her earlier statements that future grants, a continued lowering of the town’s expenses, and a dip in capital expenses would help cover any revenue gap. Additionally, McCarty pointed out that the town’s fund balance has been increased from 7.5 percent to 7.7 percent, which could provide safety. “That money is there if we need to use it,” she said, “although that’s not the plan.” QCC member Jeff Donofrio, owner of the Ciulla and Donofrio law firm in North Haven, asked each candidate how they would interact with small businesses. Donofrio also mentioned the recent absence of a North Haven “show and sell” business exposition. McCarty said that she would be interested in reinstating the “show and sell” program. She said that the exposition’s absence was due to the large amount of things she had to do to “get the town up and running” during her term as first selectman. Freda responded that he was also in favor of restoring the exposition. Additionally, he reiterated that he would form small business council districts, and seek business connections to fill vacant buildings. In rebuttal, McCarty said that the North Haven Economic Development Commission has already divided the town into business zones. As an example of the zones’ success, she said that when the former tenants of the Montowese Rite Aide plaza wanted to relocate within the same area, the commission was able to find new and nearby sites for most of the businesses. Freda said that he was pleased to hear of the commission’s success, but proposed that the role of economic development should “fall in the first selectman’s office.” Lastly, Mele asked why


would continue to seek grants and energy efficient options. McCarty also pointed out that the town has purchased many necessary capital items in the last few years that would not need to be repurchased in the future, freeing up funds. The second question asked how the candidates would seek future business relationships with the QCC. Freda said that he would like to work with the QCC in developing the Pratt and Whitney site and populating empty buildings on Washington Avenue. In light of the QCC’s makeup, Freda said that he would like to divide North Haven into small business districts, which he would meet with regularly. Additionally, he said that as the first selectman, he would act as a catalyst with the QCC in arranging meetings between the parties in an effort to revitalize the town’s empty business buildings. McCarty replied that she would pursue the QCC’s assistance in forming a North Haven economic development foundation. She also believed that the QCC could be of help in future “regionalization” projects. For example, McCarty cited North Haven’s participation in the Wallingford Project, a multiple-town trash collection contract that she said has saved money. Next, Mansfield asked each candidate what two specific issues they viewed as threats to the local economy. Freda answered that he feared the town lacked a solid relationship with its top grand list members. For example, Freda said that he was disappointed that when Covidien consolidated its Norwich branch, North Haven was not in a better position to take on the workers. Freda added that the same personable relationship must be formed with the town’s small businesses as with the top grand list members, as he believed that “they feed off of each other.” McCarty said that she believed that North Haven already has a strong relationship with its top grand list members. The original ques-

tion was led with the statement that North Haven was “not doing as poorly as other towns.” McCarty responded that she “was not as pessimistic as the question. I think we’re doing quite well,” she said. McCarty stated that North Haven did not receive Covidien’s workers because the town lacked an available 155,000 square foot building, as was required. Additionally, she said that she would continue to keep taxes low to avoid any future threats to local businesses. The final question focused on the threat that impending national health care reform could pose to North Haven’s two largest taxpayers, the healthcare-based businesses Anthem and Covidien. Freda said that he would stay close to the two grand list members so that together they could consult with health care experts on what affects reform would have on a local level. McCarty said that although healthcare reform “was certainly going to happen,” she did not see it as a threat to either company. “I don’t think the end result of this legislation would bankrupt any healthcare businesses,” she said. “It’s supposed to be set up to promote competition, and I think that both companies are willing to compete.” After the QCC questions portion, the floor was opened to the audience for a question-and-answer session. Michael Mele mentioned that several contracts Freda had unsuccessfully voted against during the candidate’s past term on the Board of Finance had since become “successful.” Freda wondered if Mele had taken into account the grievances filed by the town’s unions in response to the contracts. “I’d like to see the numbers when you factor in the litigation against the town,” he said. Christopher Peterson asked McCarty her strategy should another large business close in town, referencing the 2008 loss of the Quebecor plant. McCarty replied that her administration had successfully extended the former Quebecor workers’ ability to collect unemployment by three months. She added that she would continue to hold

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year-round. The two pantries help maintain the stock of each other. Morrow said that people can utilize the church’s pantry once a month for food. Additionally, if the holiday food drive accumulates extra supplies, Morrow said, the surplus will be distributed to other local pantries and soup kitchens. The drive represents the circle of charity in North Haven. “Among the people who help us every year are people who have received food from us in the past,” Morrow said. The minister added that a gentleman once dragged a 50pound bag of potatoes into the church pantry. “He said, ‘every time this year, I have received food from you, but now I am able to help others,’” Morrow said. Those assisted are extremely thankful. “They’re very grateful,” Morrow said. “You have people who at this time of year are struggling to afford to heat their houses, pay their telephone bills, or are struggling with child care. Some are working and just can’t make ends meet.” And those whose donate to the drive are aware of its significance. “They recognize that it’s a wonderful thing,” Morrow said. “It’s a wonderful thing about this town that people in North Haven continue to be remarkably generous.” “People are just glad to help their neighbors,” Morrow said. The participating Town Hall officials are equally proud to continue the drive’s tradition. “It’s a great thing to have happening in town,” Sorkin said. “I’m very happy to be a part of it.” “It’s what makes North Haven a great place to live,” McCarty said.

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clinic. The North Haven clinic charged $38 for a flu shot. The clinic was hosted by VNA Services, a subsidiary of the St. Raphael Healthcare System. VNA Services has held similar clinics at the senior center in the past, including last year. Chris DeBisschop, VNA Services manager of community services and nurse liaison, said that 2009 was “the worst year ever” in terms of flu shot shortages. “This was not the first time I saw shots run out,” DeBisschop said. “I’ve seen it at multiple locations.” “A lot of doctors did not get their orders this year,” she added, “and people are visiting alternative locations.” DeBisschop said that VNA Services was compensating by allocating what little supply they had, targeting clinics that cater to the elderly and others more at risk for serious complications from the flu.

The 70 shots allocated to North Haven was not an arbitrary number. “We did 70 shots here last year,” DeBisschop said. DeBisschop hoped that the flu shot shortage would increase the public’s awareness of the vaccination’s importance. “I think this is great publicity for the importance of flu shots,” she said. “The media attention will make more people want it.” DeBisschop also believed the H1N1 influenza to be the driving force behind the escalated demand for flu vaccinations. “I think all of the press about H1N1has people thinking more about it,” she said, “although, this vaccine does not cover H1N1.” Even though the event was open to the public, the makeshift waiting room in the American Legion post was packed almost entirely with senior citizens. Sitting in the waiting room, Diana Sylvia of North Haven held a small, laminated card with the number “68” emblazoned on the front. She was fortunate to

have arrived and pre-registered earlier when only three shots were left. “I didn’t want to get the flu,” she said. “I make sure to get a shot every year. I got here early and I’m number 68. There are only 70 shots. I’m very lucky.” Clutching the “60” card, Richard Confrey said that he arrived a little after noon. “I get the shot every year,” he added. Her number having been called, Marion Kuntz rolled up her sleeve for the needle. “It didn’t hurt at all,” she said afterward. “I get it every year.” In just over 30 minutes, VNA Services registered nurse Michelle Yamin administered 69 shots. The last vaccination had been reserved earlier by First Selectman Janet McCarty, who had since returned to Town Hall. While waiting for McCarty to come back for her vaccination, Yamin commented on the shortage experienced by VNA Services. “We’ve had to prioritize,” Yamin said. “The flu shot has been in very high demand. We ran out quickly.

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We had one at our agency in Hamden earlier today with only 10 shots and 30 people looking for them.” “We had a lot of people to vaccinate today,” she added. “We had hoped to help several hundred, but we didn’t have the vaccine available.” Yamin too believed that media publicity of the flu and H1N1 has heightened demand for the shots. “It’s been more publicized,” she said. “People are more aware of how important it is.” Yamin added that as VNA Services receives more vaccinations, they will distribute them to the public. “As the vaccines come in, we will open more and more clinics,” she said. “The arrivals vary – we could get vaccines every day, once a week, or longer.” Several minutes later, McCarty returned from Town Hall and drew up her sleeve for the shot. “I figured I’d set a good example,” McCarty said after receiving the vaccination. “It’s good for other people to see us getting them, so that they get into the habit them-

selves.” With a Ph.D. in virology, McCarty was aware that the flu shot would not safeguard against H1N1, and that H1N1 is more deadly among youths. “It’s more important that older people get this shot than the H1N1 shot,” she said. “Older people have more natural immunity to H1N1.” McCarty said that the flu shot was not painful. “I’ve had mosquito bites hurt more,” she said with a laugh.

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The North Haven Citizen Friday, October 23, 2009

Holiday food drive

North Haven’s Annual Holiday Food Drive began Oct. 19. Collection bins were set out at North Haven Town Hall and other businesses in town. The Food Drive, sponsored by the churches of North Haven, is again collecting non-perishable food items to include in holiday boxes that will be delivered to families of North Haven for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Non-perishable food items can be donated directly to the Food Pantry at the North Haven Congregational Church, 28 Church St., any weekday morning between 8:30 and 11 a.m. Collection bins are located at North Haven Town Hall, Arnold’s Jewelers, Candid Cleaners, Connex Credit Union, Mary’s Helper, Studio 8, Ron’s Barber Shop and Tobin Center. On Saturday, Nov. 14, the Boy Scouts will be collecting door to door and accepting donations in the parking lot of the Congregational Church. Gift certifi-


St. John’s holiday fair St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3 Trumbull Place, will hold its annual holiday fair on Saturday, Nov.14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will feature artisan quality crafts, themed gift baskets, delicious baked goods, jewelry, books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes and more. There will be a clothing thrift sale, a gold

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All Saints Day The North Haven Congregational Church, 28 Church St., will observe All Saints Day during the worship service on Sunday, Nov. 1, 9:30 a.m. Names of those who

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Rose DeFrancesco Ardito

Rose DeFrancesco Ardito, 87, of Country Way, North Haven, died Oct. 12, 2009, at the Masonic Health Care Center, Wallingford. She was the wife of the late Gaetano Jerry Ardito. Rose was born in New Haven, July 19, 1922, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Nancy Costanzo DeFrancesco. She is survived by a son, Gerald (Connie) Ardito, of Croton on Hudson, N.Y., and Elizabeth Ardito, of North Haven; a grandson, Gabriel I. Ardito; brothers, Joseph DeFrancesco, of North Branford, Lawrence DeFrancesco, of Guilford, Robert (Phyllis) DeFrancesco, of East Haven, and Anthony (Norma) DeFrancesco, of Spring Valley, N.Y.; a sister, Elizabeth De-

Francesco, of Sacramento, Calif.; her caregiver, Edith McLaughlin, of North Haven; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Eleanor, and brothers, Vincent and Salvatore DeFrancesco. A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 15 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 Alzheimer’s Association, 2911 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT, 06517.

Ida Caccese Ida Mastroianni Caccese, 99, formerly of North Haven, died Oct. 11, 2009, at the Hamden Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Frederick M. Caccese. Mrs. Caccese was born in North Haven, May 6, 1910, a

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William E. Gilson William E. Gilson, 76, of Manomet Avenue, North Haven, died Oct. 13, 2009, at his home. He was the hus-

band of Lorraine Stadolnik Gilson. Mr. Gilson was born in New Haven, Sept. 4, 1933, a son of the late William L. and Lillian Christopher Gilson. William served his country faithfully in the U.S. Marine Corp as a sergeant during the Korean War; was a member of the Operating Engineers Local No. 478 having worked for W.I. Clark, DeFelice, O&G, Leonard Concrete and Stamford Wrecking until his retirement. After retirement, William worked along with his wife at Mary’s Helpers in North Haven. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, Father Donaher Council; the Irish-American Club of East Haven; was one of the original founders of the North Haven Jaycees and was a volunteer at My Father’s House in Moodus. He is survived by his children, William D. Gilson, June (Joseph) D’Errico, Jr., Barbara and Janice Gilson, all of North Haven, Mark E. (Maureen) Gilson, of Madison, and Laura Gilson, of Clinton; grandchildren, Sharon (Michael) Cawley, William R. Cawley, Brian, Chrissy, Malissa and David Gilson, Alyssa and Jay Russo, Steven D’Errico, Matthew (Sol) D’Errico, Lauren, Adam and Alexandra D’Errico, Heather and Rose Anne Reilly. A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 17 at St. Barnabas Church. Interment with full military honors was in All Saints Cemetery. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to ALS Association,

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Keegan V. Day Sr.

Keegan V. Day Sr., 87, of North Haven, died Oct. 19, 2009, in New Haven. He was the husband of Elizabeth (Stoudt) Day. Keegan was born in Norwich, Oct. 31, 1921, a son of the late Frank and Helen (O’Connell) Day. Mr. Day was a U.S. Navy veteran who served in World War II. Prior to his retirement he was an insurance agent for Equitable Life Assurance Society. He is survived by his children, William V. Day, of North Haven, Robert F. Day, of Nantucket Island, Keegan V. Day, Jr., of Pomfret, Marjorie Bonessi, of Cheshire, and Kathleen Pietrocola, of North Brunswick, N.J.; a sister, Ellen Kochersperger of Cos Cob; and 11 grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Rita Taft. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Rita Church on Oct. 22. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Norwich. The Sisk Brothers Funeral Home, Hamden, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to St. Rita School, 1601 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06517.

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Haunted House — The Haunted House at Faith United Methodist Church will take place on Friday, Oct. 23, at 81 Clintonville Road (Route 22), from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. Proceeds will directly benefit the North Haven Food Pantry, the Youth Mission Fund, and the wider outreach of the congregation. This is not recommended for small children or the faint of heart. Haunted House is open rain or shine.



Haunted House — The Haunted House at Faith United Methodist Church will take place on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 81 Clintonville Road (Route 22), from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. In addition, the church will host a Children’s Halloween Party throughout the night, featuring games, crafts, music and refreshments. Children are encouraged to come dressed in their costumes. Proceeds will directly benefit the North Haven Food Pantry, the Youth Mission Fund, and the wider outreach of the congregation. Haunted House is open rain or shine. Hamden Woman’s Club — The Hamden Woman’s Club will hold its annual luncheon and fashion show on Saturday, Oct. 24, beginning at 11:30 a.m., at Zandri’s Stillwood Inn, Route 5, Wallingford. Proceeds will go toward purchase of physical therapy equipment for the West Haven Veterans’ Hospital. For reservations, call Marge at (203) 281-0118. Pierpont series — Grass Routes Bluegrass Band will perform Saturday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m.. at the North Haven Congregational Church, 28 Church St. Grass Routes

performs a broad repertoire of songs ranging from straight-ahead traditional bluegrass to more contemporary folk and country material. For more information, call (203) 239-5691.



Making Strides Campaign — Flair for Hair is participating in the “Making Strides Campaign” on Sunday, Oct. 25, 1 p.m., at Light House Point Park, New Haven. Flair for Hair is a Pink Ribbon sponsor and will have a team that day. To be a member of the team, stop in and sign up, or ask Emily or Lori for details. There will be a free Paul Mitchell gift for the first 20 people who sign up. Peter’s Rock festival — The second annual Fall Festival at Peter’s Rock Park is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 25, from noon to 3 p.m. The park is located at 133 Middletown Ave., behind the First Fuel Gas Station in the Montowese section of town.



Classical guitarist — Gateway Community College will host classical guitarist Yuri Liberzon on Wednesday, Oct. 28, for an evening of Baroque, Romantic and Russian guitar music. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. in room 160 at GCC’s Long Wharf campus at 60 Sargent Drive, New Haven. For more information, contact Victoria Morse at (203) 285-2160 or For more information about Liberzon, visit



Free lecture — James E. Lukaszewski will deliver the lecture, “Rebuilding Trust in America’s Institutions,” at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, in the Mancheski Execu-

tive Seminar Room in the Lender School of Business Center at Quinnipiac University, 275 Mt. Carmel Ave., Hamden. This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information about the lecture, please call (203) 5828652.



Used book sale — A used book sale will be held at Sacred Heart Academy, 295 Benham St., Hamden, on Saturday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit Apostle Immigrant Services, a nonprofit educational and legal services provider in New Haven. Opera and Wine Lovers — The Yale-New Haven Hospital Auxiliary will host an Opera and Wine Lovers Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 31, at the New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Ave., New Haven, beginning at 6 p.m. Attire is black tie or costume. For an invitation or for more information, contact the Auxiliary at (203) 688-5717. Proceeds will benefit special projects of YaleNew Haven Hospital.

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Cutting for a cure — On Sunday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Flair for Hair will have a “Cutting for a Cure” cut-a-thon at 2 Broadway Square. The Cut for a Cure is in memory of Joni Balzano Cunningham. Fashion show and luncheon — The North Haven Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge 2805 will have a Fashion Show and Luncheon on Sunday, Nov. 1, at Il Monticello, 466 S. Broad St., Wallingford. A social hour will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by a luncheon and fashion show at 1 p.m. Proceeds will support various charities. For tickets or information call Linda at (203)

239-7977, or Regina at (203) 239-7796.



Reunion meeting — Hillhouse class of 1950 will have a reunion planning committee meeting on Monday, Nov. 2, at 4 p.m., in the Miller Memorial Library Senior Center, 2901 Dixwell Ave., Hamden. The reunion is planned for September 2010. All interested classmates are invited to the meeting. For information, e-mail



Shred Day — Ridge Road Elementary School, 1341 Ridge Road, will have a Shred Day on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The PTA is selling pre-purchased Shred Bags that will hold up to 35 pounds of paper. Shredding will be done on school premises. For more information or to purchase a shred bag, please call Cheri at (203) 671-8569 or e-mail cherigibson@gmail. com.



Rotary Club breakfast — The North Haven Rotary Club will hold its Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 8, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Haven Middle School. If your youth group would like to take part in this event, contact the Casellas (203) 239-8042 or the Minottis (203) 234-8865. Tickets for the pancake breakfast (which includes pancakes, sausage and beverage) are also available through them.



Hamden Art League — The Hamden Art League will feature realist painter Nicholas Halko on at its next meeting, Tuesday, Nov.


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November 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 10, in the Social Hall of 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 p.m., and the artist’s presentation from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. The public is welcome.



Wine Tasting — The Junior League of Greater New Haven will host its Sixth Annual Wine Tasting and Live and Silent Auction on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the New Haven Country Club in Hamden. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, pasta selections, and pastries and bid on items like rare wines, spa treatments, jewelry, golf packages, theater tickets, New Haven dinner packages, luxury sports car weekend rental, fine art and much more. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit



Midstate bazaar — MidState Medical Center will hold its annual Gift Gallery Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Horwitz Conference Center at MidState Medical Center, 435 Lewis Ave., Meriden. On sale will be crafted items by employees and volunteers, including jewelry, photography, hand-knit and crochet items, floral arrangements, and more.


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North Haven will be using a two-sided ballot for the first time. On Election Day, Nov. 3, in our polling districts you will see orange signs everywhere telling you to be sure to turn the ballot over and vote on both sides. This year there are 22 columns of offices on the municipal ballot. The large number of offices to be included on the ballot would not allow for a onesided ballot to be used for this election. At the polling districts, for your convenience, our ballot

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If you have any questions, each polling district will have information personnel to assist you. Remember, Election Day is Nov. 3. The polling places will be opened from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Printed with this article is a sample of what this year’s ballot will look like (See ballot on page 20). If you have any questions the Registrars of Voters’ office phone number is (203) 239-5321, ext. 755. It is a pleasure to serve you.

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Name: Janet M. McCarty O f f i c e sought: First selectman Party: Democrat Address: 15 Cella Terrace Age: 60 Residency: 16 years Occupation: First selectman Education: 2000, The Women’s Campaign School at Yale University, New Haven; 1983, D.Sc., Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass.; 1978, M.S., Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass.; 1971, B.A., Manhattanville College, Purchase, N.Y. Elective experience: First selectman, North Haven; selectwoman, North Haven; scientist, Basel Institute for Immunology, Basel, Switzerland; graduate research, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass.; associate professor of pathology, New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences, Boston, Mass.; graduate research, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.; research assistant, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass. Community activities: 2005 to present: charter member, North Haven Education Foundation 2000 to 2008: vice-chair North Haven Democratic Town Committee 2000 to 2007: Community Investment Volunteer, United Way of Greater New Haven 2001 to 2003: Elected member, North Haven Board of Finance 2001 to 2003: Member, executive board, North Haven League of Women Voters 2000 and 2004: Platform Committee and Delegate, State Democratic Convention 1998 to 2000: President, North Haven PTA Council 1998 to 2000: Member, North Haven Community Services Commission 1996 to 2007: Jude for Connecticut State Science Fair 1996: Moderator for North Haven PTA council Panel Discussion of Sheff v. O’Neill 1996 to 1998: Vice president, North Haven PTA Council 1995 to 1997: President,

PTA, Green Acres Elementary School, North Haven 1994 to 2007: Member, North Haven Democratic Town Committee 1991 to 1993: Judge for California State Science Fair Final Why should North Haven voters vote for you? I am the candidate with a proven record of accomplishment. Under my administration, the town finished last year with a surplus, and this year’s budget required no tax increase. We did this while improving services; restoring a team of teachers at the middle school, bringing paramedic service to our fire department, instituting curbside single-stream recycling, and establishing before and after daycare at the elementary schools. We successfully negotiated four labor union contracts — contracts that are fair to our employees and to the taxpayers. Before my term in office, residents and businesses faced years of increased taxes, even while services were cut, making North Haven less affordable and less attractive as a place to live, work, and run a business. Under my administration, we have started to reverse that trend. We saved the taxpayers millions of dollars by putting contracts out to competitive bid, winning more than $1,000,000 in state and federal funding, and taking common sense steps to eliminate waste, such as reducing energy usage in street lights, schools, and town buildings. Finally, I have kept my promise to the people to clean up the mess in town hall and make government work for all the people, not just the well-connected. What are your top priorities and how will you address them? My number one priority is to continue to bring open and honest government that works for all the people of North Haven. When I took office, I learned that the town had been run like a club, for the benefit of those in power. I have taken steps to professionalize government operations, but the work is not

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Friday, October 23, 2009 — The North Haven Citizen

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Forum provided insight into Freda’s vision To the editor: I attended the forum that Mike Freda held to discuss North Haven’s economic development future. It was originally scheduled as a debate, but the incumbent first selectwoman refused to attend. It’s too bad that she couldn’t take the time to attend this forum and allow the public the opportunity to ask questions. I never heard of a political leader refusing to attend a debate. Isn’t this routine? Usually it is a good opportunity for both candidates to express their views about important issues. Mr. Freda performed a real public service. This was the first time that the voters were able to attend a debate forum and participate. Unfortunately, the usual debates are always scripted, the questions known in advance and held in a television studio, away from the public. The forum regarding economic development was wellorganized, and a respectful discussion was held. It was very interesting to hear about his vision and plans for the future of our town. Rose Ann Warden North Haven

A partisan defender To the editor: The so-called ethics expert, Robert Wechsler, whom we have not heard from since the last election, once again attempts to defend Janet McCarty. When he disagreed with the last administration only seeking town meeting approval of interdepartmental budget transfers over $20,000, Mr. Wechsler was very outspoken and called such policy illegal. When Ms. McCarty’s administration approved millions of dollars of transfers without any town meeting approval of even a single transfer, Mr. Wechsler remained silent and never brought the topic up. When the first selectman failed to recuse herself from a vote on whether the town should conduct an independent investigation into discrimination, retaliation and harassment allega-

tions made against her by her former executive assistant, Mr. Wechsler had no comment and apparently believes it is acceptable for the chief elected official to vote not to investigate herself. Mr. Wechsler reveals himself as a partisan defender of Janet McCarty when he states in his letter that, “I would not be writing except that this attempt to falsely make Ms. McCarty look bad is only the latest in a series of distortions, such as with the debates.” Apparently, Mr. Wechsler agrees that if Ms. McCarty took the time to debate Mr. Freda, she wouldn’t fare too well. Raymond E. Ciarleglio Sr. North Haven

Not so open government To the editor: I read with interest the biography of Walter Spader, who is a Democratic nominee for fire commissioner. While I am sure Mr. Spader is a nice man with a good background, what puzzles me is the secrecy of the Democratic Town Committee surrounding his nomination. Mr. Spader is an attorney and he is currently employed by the Marcus Law Firm. Ironically, no where in his biography for fire commission candidate does it mention his employer. The Marcus Law Firm is currently one of the many firms that represent the Town of North Haven on legal issues. It is also the same firm that overbilled the town by $3,500 and the bills were signed off by Janet McCarty. Now do you think it’s ironic that this information was left out of Mr. Spader’s biography? I find this to be a serious conflict of interest. How can a person who is employed by a law firm that represents the town be a candidate for a seat on a commission as visible as the fire commission? Why has the Democratic Town Committee not disclosed this information? Where is the town’s so-called ethics expert, Robert Wechsler, on this matter? Silent as he usually is when it comes to issues that may make Democrats look dishonest. And silly me, I thought ethics issues were neutral. If this is another example of Janet McCarty’s idea of

open and honest government, you are not fooling me. I am voting for Mike Freda. I have seen enough examples of Janet’s idea of transparent government that I can now see right through her. Gennaro Marino North Haven

McCarty hard at work To the editor: North Haven voters should be paying attention as the Nov. 3 election approaches to the benefits that Janet McCarty’s leadership has brought to Town Hall this year and last. Presumably everyone has taken note by now of how the first budget both prepared and executed by her administration succeeded in avoiding not only a tax but also cutbacks in what the town provides to our citizenry. An improvement in cost control that starts this month is what is called “singlestream recycling,” which will both be simpler for residents to participate in — because types of recyclable materials no longer have to be sorted — and reduce the cost of pick-up that we ultimately bear through our taxes. There is also a new six-part program, prepared by Selectman Steve Fontana at Janet McCarty’s request, to reduce the town’s electric-power costs by close to a half-million dollars a year: householders who have been hunting down light bulbs in their homes that can be replaced with the compact fluorescent ones, for instance, may share my horror at the thought of dealing with over 3,000 street lamps in town. But they should be pleased to know that there’s a way to have United Illuminating improve the efficiency of the bulbs on those poles, reducing their power consumption by 15 percent, and that is one of the six measures in the program. Janet McCarty and her team are hard at work watching out for North Haven taxpayers’ interests, and committed to hones, efficient government. We should keep them at work on that for another two years. G.R. Zempel North Haven

McCarty raised taxes

To the editor: Janet McCarty’s statement that she did not raise taxes is a complete mistruth! What about the sewer use tax? Now we know why it was separated from the budget. In 2007, the sewer use tax was $184. In 2008, it was raised to $208. Now it is $240. This is a 30.4 percent increase in the McCarty Administration. Jan Smith North Haven

Voting for McCarty

To the editor: Selectman McCarty has of course agreed to debate under the respected, neutral, format of the League of Women Voters. This debate has been taped and can be viewed on our local channel. When Mr. Freda asked Ms. McCarty to debate this fall, she said there were enough debates already. One offered no questions ahead of time to the candidates. So how could he claim to the papers and to the GOP North Haven High School meeting that she was reluctant to debate because of not knowing the questions beforehand? Why does Mr. Freda make such a foolish statement that everyone will know is incorrect? I will be voting for Janet McCarty, Steve Fontana, and the Democratic candidates, and I urge you to also. Letty McPhedran North Haven

‘Rancor’ is the currency of McCarty administration

To the editor: Over the years while I lived in North Haven on Buell Street, I served the town in many capacities, including chairman of the Board of Finance and a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission. Although I no longer live in North Haven, I grew up there, love the town, and am heartbroken to see what has been happening there in re-

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Haunted House supports holiday cheer By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

This weekend in North Haven, you might encounter ghouls, ghosts, skeletons and a crazed man with a chainsaw lurking behind cornstalks. But there is no worry– these wicked creatures are all in good fun, part of the 24th annual North Haven Faith United Methodist Church haunted house and Halloween party. “It’s a safe, family friendly event with something for everyone,� said David Bogert, haunted house organizer and Faith United Methodist youth group leader. The haunted house will be open from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 and 24 at the Faith United Methodist Church, 81 Clintonville Rd. Doors open at 6 p.m. The Halloween party will be held on

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is recommended for elementary school children and younger. The event annually attracts 500 to 1000 people, according to Bogert. The haunted house is held almost entirely indoors, built into the church’s meeting rooms and Sunday school, with only a brief outdoor section underneath a canopy. “We’re open rain or shine,�

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Bogert said. “That is an important thing to stress.� The haunted house began very differently a quarter of a century ago, Bogert said, as a simple Halloween gag for the church’s youngest worshipers. “It was a ‘close your eyes and stick your hand in this bowl of spaghetti’ thing,� he said. “It’s come a long way.� Today, the haunted house encompasses over 14 rooms and mazes, with hundreds of props, lighting, and sound features, along with 25 to 30 actors roaming throughout. Bogert and fellow haunted house organizer Joe Tatta became interested in the annual event as children, when they belonged to the Faith United Methodist Church’s youth group. Many years later, they have kept the event’s traditions alive, including its theme. “The storyline is that you have happened upon a master’s castle, and he’s not happy,� Bogert said. “You’re trespassing and he’s not going to let you escape alive.� Accordingly, the haunted house takes visitors through multiple rooms inside and outside the master’s castle, including a dining room, tunnel of lights, crypt, guillotine room, crazy-clown room, cornstalk maze, and the mad scientist’s laboratory. “There’s also a master’s


chamber,� Bogert said. “That’s new this year.� The skillfully crafted rooms are sectioned off with black veils and loaded with menacing props, including cobweb-laden skeletons, shape shifting paintings, and eerie creatures. The hallways between each room are narrow, winding, and offer extra scares. Unexpected surprises pop out from every corner. Strobe lights, fog machines, and noise machines complete the effects. Many of the rooms contain a skit, and they are changed annually for new thrills. The haunted house represents a lot of preparation, with construction beginning two weeks before opening night by volunteers from Faith United Methodist Church and Wallingford’s Church of the Resurrection. Bogert said that in return, his church helps Tatta and fellow members of the Church of the Resurrection with their spring play. Tatta said that the haunted house could not be possible without the construction efforts of his father Joe Sr., and Patrick Taylor, who doubles as the chainsaw-wielding lurker. “I’ve envisioned ideas and my father and Patrick make them happen,� Tatta said with a laugh. “And they hate me for them.� “They’re a big help,� he added. “We couldn’t do it without the two of them.� The Halloween party is organized by Faith United Methodist Church Sunday school superintendent Holly Piscatelli. The party will include Halloween activities such as food decorations, refreshments, paper crafts, fake tattoos, musical chairs, ring toss, and other games. Children are encouraged to come in their costumes. Bogert said that a haunted house tour will take approximately 20 minutes. Admission is $8 for the haunted house and Halloween party or $5 for just the party. All proceeds are split between the North Haven food pantry, the church’s youth group mission fund, and the greater Faith United Methodist Church’s mission

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Letters Continued from page 15

cent years. While the results of the last election were certainly understandable, I look at what has happened since then with nothing short of shock. The town’s unions, which generally had a constructive and respectful relationship with the people who ran the town, are now engaged in rancorous lawsuits. “Rancor” seems to be the first selectman’s fa-

vorite currency. Gone, it seems, are the days when the town managed its affairs through consensus, conciliation, and a broad view of the best interests of the community rather than a narrow view of who-gets-what. Traditionally, prickly or difficult personalities were left at the door when dealing with public matters. I know town budgets and I can see where the town’s finances are headed: a big tax increase next year as the surpluses that have disguised the impact of increased town

spending have been eaten up. The town once did a wonderful job on economic development, bringing jobs, prosperity, and low taxes to North Haven. This skill seems to have disappeared. Mike Freda is a careful, conscientious man, a man who understands fiscal realities. He knows what it takes to create jobs and opportunity because he has done it in his business. He has a thorough knowledge of the town government. He gets it and he listens. I think he can get the town back on track and

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Politics comes first for Freda To the editor: Michael Freda has emphasized his business management experience and Janet McCarty’s lack of it, but Janet McCarty has turned out to be one helluva manager. Thrown right into budget time without a finance director, she put together a good, honest budget. With three of five department head positions empty, she put together an excellent management team, with only one unfortunate glitch. She brought in far more grants than the Republicans, bid out contracts, oversaw four successful labor negotiations, and was a leader in the very complex five-town waste disposal plant negotiations. How has Mr. Freda handled business-oriented decisions as a North Haven official? As a member of the Board of Finance, when Democratic members asked to discuss bidding out town contracts, Mr. Freda allowed the topic to be totally ignored. The forensic audit firm recommended by Mr. Freda wrote that, “Town assets were allegedly misappropriated using the following methods and schemes: … 10. The Town’s bidding requirements were not followed and/or cir-

cumvented…” Allowing town assets to be misappropriated is not good business. Mr. Freda handled this issue, not as a businessman who would insist on the best price for goods and services, but as a politician unwilling to stand up to members of his party. A Register editorial said of the 2007-08 Republican budget, “The budget numbers are as suspect as the people who put the figures together.” Mr. Freda’s public attack on those who criticized the budget did not show good business skills. It showed that politics comes first. Robert Wechsler North Haven

Work with, not against McCarty To the editor: Being lifelong residents of North Haven we appreciate the job McCarty and Fontana have done during these last two years, especially with the country being in such an economic crisis. There are certain people in town who seem to think McCarty hasn’t done anything right since she has been in office. If they worked with her instead of against her the town and everyone in it would be better off. Our votes go to McCarty and Fontana. Joan Pierpont Tenedine Frank Tenedine

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Senior Happenings

Day trips Toast to the Armed Forces and Veterans — Tuesday, Nov. 10 42nd Street, Westchester Broadway Theatre — Thursday, Nov. 19 Mistletoed and Mohegan Sun trip — Wednesday, Dec. 2 The Purple Red Hatters will hold a non board meeting on Monday, Sept. 28, at 1 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 20 Church St. Free pizza A free pizza lunch, sponsored by the Republican Town Committee, will be held on Friday, Oct. 23, at noon. Special guest will be Selectman Mike Freda. Please make reservations by Monday, Oct. 19, and call (203) 985-2962.

Massages Massages by Kimberly Dower will be available on Monday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to noon, by appointment only. Call the center if interested. Universal Drive trip A mini-trip to Universal Drive is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 26, at 10:15 a.m. Please call (203) 985-2962 to reserve a spot on the bus. Octoberfest An Octoberfest celebration will be held Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 5:15 p.m. Enjoy an evening of Polish traditions — food, drinks and entertainment by John Banker. Cost is $9 per person. Transportation will be available. Test your brain skills On Tuesdays Oct. 27, and

Nov. 3, there will be opportunities to test your skills and learn about yourself with Quinnipiac students for halfhour sessions, given 10:15 to 10:45 a.m., or 11 to 11:30 a.m. Call the center to register. Energy Assistance Program An Energy Assistance Program will be held Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon, and Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the American Legion, 20 Church St. Please schedule an appointment by calling (203) 239-2566. 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.


Senior Calendar Monday, Oct. 26 Line dance, 9 a.m. Exercise, 10 a.m. Universal Drive, 10:15 a.m. Canasta, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Oil painting, 12:30 p.m. Bocce, 12:30 p.m. Bingo, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27 Energy assistance, 9 a.m. Ceramics, 9 a.m. Beginner chair yoga, 10 a.m. Brain test, 10:15 a.m. Brain test, 11 a.m. Lunch, noon Crafts/Mah Jongg, 1 p.m. Songsters, 1:15 p.m. Octoberfest, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28 Energy assistance, 9 a.m. Lunch, noon Bridge, 12:15 p.m.

Knitting, 12:30 p.m. Bocce, 12:30 p.m. Bingo, 1 p.m. Bridge, 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 Ceramics, 9 a.m. Tai Chi, 10:15 a.m. Pinochle, 10:30 a.m. Wendy’s, 11:45 a.m. Lunch, noon Crafts, 1 p.m. Intermediate Yoga, 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 Exercise, 10 a.m. Footlighters, 10 a.m. Scrabble, 10:30 a.m. Grocery shopping, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Bridge, 12:15 p.m. Bocce, 12:30 p.m. Bingo, 1 p.m.

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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 Oct. 26 at the Senior Center:

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Monday: Fruit punch, chicken Marsala, rice combo, garden salad, Italian dressing, garlic bread, fruit. Tuesday: Pineapple juice, broccoli cheese quiche with vegetables, cauliflower, petite corn, whole wheat bread, brownie. Wednesday: Cream of carrot soup, barbequed chicken, diced butternut squash, cut green beans, Kaiser roll, sliced pears. Thursday: Apple juice, pot roast with gravy, boiled potatoes, carrots with onions, rye bread, sliced peaches. Friday: Fruit punch, baked lightly breaded pollack, lemon wedge, tartar sauce, baked potatoes, margarine, tossed salad with French dressing, whole wheat dinner roll, cupcake.


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2009 municipal election ballot

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done. In my next term, I will keep our town moving forward, continuing to reduce the overlap between town and education services, secure grants to supplement town funds, and build on infrastructure projects to attract business investment in our town, so we can reverse the decade-long downward trend in our commercial/industrial tax base. North Haven voters have a clear choice this November. My opponent wants to go back to the way the town was run before, when North Haven residents and busi-

nesses faced tax increases while services were cut, even when the economy was good. For the good of our town, let’s work together and continue on the path we have taken for the past two years, bringing common sense to government that works for everyone — squeezing value from every tax dollar while increasing services. Name: Mike Freda O f f i c e sought: First Selectman Party: Republican Address: 90 Highland Park Road Age: 55 Residency: 30 years

O c c u p a t i o n : President/CEO Education: BA, sociology, Southern Connecticut University with course concentration in public speaking Family: Wife, Shirley; children: Michael, Shari, Michelle Elective experience: appointed to Board of Finance, 2006; appointed to Board of Selectmen, 2007 Community activities: Max Sinoway Youth Baseball, Tomahawk Club, member of Sons and Daughters of Italy Contact: E-mail; cell (508) 596-2992 Why should North Haven voters vote for you? North Haven voters should consider voting for me be-

cause of the great deal of experience I have in managing and leading both organizations and people. I have a passion for growing our top line revenue in North Haven, a passion for helping our seniors, and my goals also include minimizing the tax burden for our citizens. North Haven can count on me to communicate through our town meeting form of government, deliver presentations to our residents and establish a high level of customer service from the first selectman’s office by responding quickly and returning phone calls. What are your top priorities and how will you address them? 1. Growing the top line revenue through business development with an emphasis on developing the Pratt & Whitney site. 2. Working collaboratively with our department heads and superintendent of schools to enhance a highly motivated work force. 3. Assisting our seniors to enhance their quality of life. 4. Minimizing the tax burden for the citizens of North Haven. 5. Establishing a high level of customer service to our residents from the first selectman’s office. N a m e : Steve Fontana O f f i c e sought: Selectman Party: Democrat

Name: Timothy Doheny O f f i c e sought: Selectman Party: Republican Address: 19 Knight Lane Age: 48 Residency: 9 years Occupation: Banking Education: B.A. Fairfield University, 1983; MBA, University of New Haven, 1993 Family: Wife, Kimberly; sons: Seamus and Caden Elective experience: four years North Haven Board of Finance, Orange zoning Board of Appeals (appointed), past treasurer, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; past treasurer, New Haven Public Education Fund; past president, Volunteer Center of Greater Bridgeport

C o n t a c t : Why should North Haven voters vote for you? I have devoted seven years of service to the town of North Haven, three on the Economic Development Commission and four years as a member of the Board of Finance. Those years have given me insight into the needs of this town and the wants of its residents. I am fortunate to have two children in the school system and a wife who is both a former teacher and is actively involved as a volunteer in Clintonville School. Thus, I am keenly interested in maintaining the high quality of education North Haven is known for. I have 25 years experience in the banking industry. While that has prepared me for my current role on the Board of Finance, it has also taught me how to make well thought out, rational decisions, a skill I find sorely lacking in the current administration. The town of North Haven needs leadership on the Board of Selectmen, someone who is both willing to listen to town residents and is not afraid to voice his opinion. I believe I can provide both these ears and that voice for the residents of this town. What are your top priorities and how will you address them? I expect to work as a team with Mike Freda as First Selectman. Together we will bring effective leadership to the town, be it strategic, operational or crisis leadership. We will work together to spur economic growth consistent with the character of North Haven. Our grand list actually shrunk over the last two years. Growing the grand list will relieve the tax burden on residents and help to clean up the large number of blighted and vacant buildings in town. Mike and I intend to work closely with the police and fire services, especially the chiefs, keeping them apprised of developments in and seeking out their opinions on economic development, town finances and union negotiations. We intend on working closely with the Board of Education and superintendent. We will encourage the continued cooperation of town government and the school system, especially in exploring operational synergies be-

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Election Continued from page 20 tween the two. We will work to foster an environment of mutual respect for town employees, while demanding a high level of customer service for our tax paying citizens. Lastly, this town will be facing a financial crisis in fiscal 2011 and together one of our first priorities will be to create a plan to deal with that crisis in a sustainable fashion. Name: Brian Cummings O f f i c e sought: Town clerk, tax collector Party: Democratic Address: 107 Clintonville Road Age: 52 Residency: 47 years Occupation: Inventory, sales and purchasing, coordinator for a locally based company doing business throughout the world Education: North Haven school system, K to 12; B.S. economics, Southern Connecticut State University Family: Single Executive experience: Appointed to North Haven Board of Ethics, 2006; elected to North Haven Planning and Zoning Commission as a regular member from 2007 to present. Executive member and secretary of the South Central Regional Planning and Zoning Commission from 2007 to present. Community activities: Lead the effort to phase in the 2005 revaluation that resulted in saving the taxpayers of North Haven over $6,000,000. Why should North Haven voters vote for you? I am the most qualified candidate for the position. Over nearly 30 years I have attained positions of increasing responsibility in management and support areas and I have answered the call successfully each time. I have lead teams of co-workers to examine and solve process problems that resulted in significant cost savings. I have worked with engineering staff and vendors to cut process and material costs. I have the experience and skills to successfully perform the position of town clerk-tax collector.

What are your top priorities and how will you address them? For the position of town clerk-tax collector, this is a twofold questions and I will answer it as so. The town clerk position is in some respect the historian of the town. The position deserves great respect. I will give that respect. In the 1850s many of the town’s records were destroyed by a fire. My priority will be to ensure the records of North Haven will be safeguarded so that the present generation can properly conduct business and future generations can examine the past. As tax collector I will work to maintain and improve upon the robust tax collection rate North Haven has sustained over the years. As new technologies come about to enable better collections I will seek to have them employed in North Haven. I will do this as I have in my management career, and that is with the fairness and compassion the law allows. Name: J. S t a c e y Yarbrough O f f i c e sought: Tax collector/town clerk Party: Republican Address: 12 Susan Lane Age: 37 Residency: 6.8 year resident Occupation: Attorney Education: B.S., Arizona State University, 1995; J.D., Quinnipiac University School of Law, 2000 Family: Husband, Brian Crouch; daughter (two years old Nov. 16) Community activities: Friend of the North Haven Library, member of St. Frances Cabrini Women’s club Contact: North Haven Republican Town Committee office, (203) 239-2084 Why should North Haven vote for you? My legal background is a wonderful base for the joint positions I seek, which are 100 percent customer service dedicated. I will in turn dedicate myself to the citizens of the Town of North Haven if my team is elected Nov. 3. What are your top priorities and how will you address them? I am dedicated to accomplish and exceed our team’s

platform for bringing North Haven back to the forefront of the very best place to live, work and visit. Please visit the Mike Freda Web site at: I am first and foremost, a mother. My family is the most important thing to me, and I want the town they live in to be wonderful for them and their future. I am from a small town in Mississippi, and North Haven reminds me a lot of the town I grew up in. It is the perfect place to be. N a m e : William V. Gambardella O f f i c e sought: Town treasurer Party: Democrat Address: 1014 Hartford Turnpike Age: 49 Residency: Lifetime Education: North Haven High School;, UConn, BA; Western New England Law School, JD Family: Wife, Rosalind; children: Evan and Molly, both at North Haven High School Elective experience: Former member of the Zoning Board of Appeals and Inland Wetlands Commission, longtime member of the Economic Development Commission, former State Representative, 1989 to 1992 from the 87th District, currently serve as town treasurer. Community activities: Current member and past president of the North Haven Rotary; current member and past Master of the Mayflower Society; past president and member of the Hamden Symphony; former soccer coach for the North Haven Soccer Club; chaperone of the North Haven High School band trip Contact:, or home at (203) 2399200 Why should North Haven voters vote for you? I have served the people of North Haven since my graduation from law school. I have been a part of many community organizations and have always tried to make North Haven a better place. Our community is a wonderful place to live thanks to all of the people who give back in so many ways. I have focused my efforts on elective office. My years of experience in various elected offices, together with my knowledge of the

town and its vast array of good civic minded people, help me to bring the highest level of service I can to our community. It has always been an honor to be able to serve the people of North Haven. I hope you will give me the opportunity this November to continue to serve as your town treasurer. What are your top priorities and how will you address them? In my first term as treasurer I worked to strengthen our pension system, and protect the town’s investments. In consultation with our professional staff in the finance office and our outside investment advisors we carefully chose the banks in which we placed your tax dollars for safekeeping. The FDIC insurance is not enough to cover our town’s exposure with millions of dollars in one bank. We carefully watched to see which banks were at risk of failure, and utilized that money first to reduce our risk. Luckily none of the banks we use failed, but we all know too well the fear that existed only a short time ago. I also worked with our town’s Pension Boards to update our investment strategy in an effort to use the current market conditions to recover much of the loss we suffered in our pension investments. In my next term I hope to continue to strengthen the role of the town’s Pension Boards to guarantee the health of our pension system. Name: Laurie-Jean Hannon O f f i c e sought: Treasurer, Town of North Haven Party: Republican Address: 26 Highland Park Road Age: 56 North Haven resident for how long: 16 years Occupation: Social Sciences – Special Olympics, Connecticut Education: Masters in Community Psychology, University of New Haven; B.A. Liberal Arts, University of Connecticut Family: Husband, Bob Hannon; Step-sons: Michael, Brian, Matt and Greg Hannon Community activities: Chairman Community Services Commission; Vice president, New Haven ARC

How voters can contact: (203) 239-6357; 1. Why should North Haven voters vote for you? I am honest and capable of doing a good job for the town. I am currently responsible for almost $900,000 worth of budgets. I manage my husband’s small business with all accounting needs. I am a quick study and will be dedicated to providing the best service possible for the citizens of North Haven. 2. What are your top priorities and how will you address them? - To work in conjunction with all elected officials to provide the best government possible. - To learn all aspects of what being a treasurer entails. - To support the administration in a positive fashion. N a m e : Michael Hallahan O f f i c e sought: Board of Finance Party: Democrat Address: 157 Mill Road Age: 51 Residency: 8 years Occupation: real estate appraiser Education: B.S. finance, University of Connecticut; MS, organizational management, Quinnipiac University Family: Single, no children Elective experience: currently serving four year term, Board of Finance (vice-chairman) Community activities: North Haven Rotary Club, active member; supporter of the Educational Foundation, Peter’s Rock, and the Friends of the North Haven Library; member of the Appraisal Institute and the New Haven Chamber of Commerce. Contact: (203) 234-9797 Why should North Haven voters vote for you? Over the past four years, I have been honored to serve the people of North Haven. In that time, the board has rectified and improved our budget making process, producing a financial document that is honest and respected by citizens and town managers. We have insisted upon competitive bids, the reduction of waste, and accountability of

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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, October 23, 2009

Patriots and Scoundrels

Editor’s note: The North Haven Citizen will feature a column written by resident Paul Colella. Patriots and Scoundrels will tell the history of North Haven during the period between 1789 to 1850. Narrated by a fictional character – Charity Chastine – the column will tell the story of important historical figures and events of the town. To contact Paul Colella send letters to 460 Washington Ave., North Haven, CT 06473, or email him at Part XXIV As we entered the charming residence of Colonel and Mrs. Ridgefield, Simon Blackwell greeted us with a devilish countenance, and I suddenly had a terrible feeling so I took hold of Lt. Bradford’s hand. Dr. Greenville was very clever but cautious when he explained to Simon

that he had come to inquire about Charlotte’s health, and he brought us with him to see Charlotte. As we had rehearsed our plan in the carriage ride over, Dr. Greenville, the lieutenant, and I played our roles of trying to persuade Simon into believing that we had turned our alliance away from Mrs. Kensington, and we wholeheartedly supported his intentions for Charlotte by offering our assistance and friendship. We explained deceivingly that we had witnessed the ill treatment that was bestowed upon Charlotte by her husband and her mother, and we believed that Simon was Charlotte’s knight in shining armor that would save her. Unbeknownst to us, Simon saw through our charade but pretended to go along with us. He invited us

to stay for tea and he told us that Charlotte was resting but would join us soon. After engaging in polite conversation for some time, Simon had a servant bring us tea and told us that he was going to get Charlotte, but for us to go ahead and have the tea while it was hot. After he left, I dutifully poured the tea and served it to Lt. Bradford and Dr. Greenville. Since he was well acquainted with Simon from serving with him during the war, the lieutenant was troubled by his gracious behavior and his suspiciously quick departure. As we were about to take a sip of our tea, the lieutenant threw his cup to the floor and shouted to Dr. Greenville and me not to drink from our cups. “Do not drink the tea for it has been poisoned,” Lt. Bradford exclaimed. “Simon

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has seen through our plot, and I fear that we now have spoiled our chance to save Charlotte from her lunatic captor. We have to find them.” Suddenly, as the lieutenant looked out the window, he caught a glimpse of Simon and Charlotte hurrying along the beach. Upon seeing them, the lieutenant banged on the window while shouting loudly, but his efforts were in vain so he scurried out of the house and onto the beach to pursue them. Dr. Greenville and I followed from behind, but the lieutenant was much faster than us gaining his lead upon Simon and Charlotte. As we hurried along the shore, I could hear the waves crashing upon the sandy beach. Our pursuit led us to the top of a cliff that Dr.

Greenville referred to as Widow’s Bluff, where according to him, widows who had lost their husbands to the sea, would stand on the edge lamenting before leaping to their own deaths. The lieutenant was the first to come upon Simon and Charlotte, who were standing close to the edge of the cliff. When Lt. Bradford attempted to call out to Charlotte, Simon got in front of her and ordered her not to listen to him. He proceeded to fill her head with lies about the lieutenant’s intentions. While Simon and Lt. Bradford began to argue, Dr. Greenville and I had arrived. When she saw me, Charlotte gave me a jovial greeting and as she tried to move away from Simon and come towards me, Simon pushed her back causing her to lose her balance. To our shocking horror Charlotte stumbled backwards, lost her footing and fell off the cliff screaming in terror. A horrified and devastated Simon looked down below as the raging and fierce waves of the sea swallowed up his beloved and helpless Charlotte. He then turned and gazed at us with a wicked and hideous look while shouting out in great anguish. “Your meddling interference has caused the death of my precious Charlotte. I curse you and all the days that you shall walk on this earth,” ranted Simon. Then he joined Charlotte by throwing himself into the sea. We hurried to the edge of the cliff and as we looked down, we saw no sign of either of them except for Charlotte’s lace cap that was lying on the jagged rocks below. Dr. Greenville bowed his head in sorrow and wept bitterly, and as I cried profusely on the shoulder of the lieutenant, my ears were plagued by the piercing sound of waves crashing down on the shore beneath Widow’s Bluff. At Singleton Lodge, JeanLuc, with Louise’s assistance, carried Madame Monnerat outside of the lodge. After gently placing her on the ground, Jean-Luc stared inSee Patriots, next page


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her daughter had died. Both Lt. Bradford and Dr. Greenville remained silent. I assumed that they, like all men, tend to hide their emotions better than women do, but they hurt as much as I did. I kept asking the same question again and again in my mind – why did Charlotte have to die so horribly. Since I could recall, people have always been capable of such cruelty and unspeakable acts as depicted in stories from the Bible. Cain killed his brother Abel out of jealousy, pagan tribes enslaved and killed the Israelites, and great sin caused God to bring a tremendous flood upon the earth. Man’s inhumanity to man has existed since ancient times and the sins of

jealousy, anger, greed, envy, sloth, pride, and lust committed by mankind have tragically led to war, persecution, misery, and death. At the same time, these sinful acts claim the lives of the innocent as well, while leaving those left behind with pain, suffering, and shattered memories. As the carriage approached the entrance to Kensington Hall, I dreaded witnessing the reaction of Mrs. Kensington after we told her the horrific news. The death of a child is the greatest loss a parent should not have to endure. When we went inside, Mrs. Kensington was sitting in the drawing room doing needle point. She greeted us with a smile,

but after we informed her of Charlotte’s tragic demise, the smile was replaced by a blank expression. A few moments later, Mrs. Kensington gave out a loud cry from a blistering agony of grief that was heard throughout Kensington Hall, and then all was silent. To be continued…

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tensely at Madame Monnerat’s face. While staring at the woman he had just saved from danger, Jean-Luc realized that he had known her some years before. He began to think back about five years ago when he and Madame Monnerat had a brief but unforgettable encounter at a marketplace in Paris. He recalled they both had their eyes on the same basket of fruit and after a charming conversation, Madame Monnerat had managed to acquire the basket, leaving Jean-Luc empty handed but with the image of a beautiful young woman etched in his memory forever only to emerge with their unexpected reunion. The servants came running out of Singleton Lodge carrying some belongings. When they asked about Monsieur Monnerat, Louise looked at Jean-Luc and begged him to go into the burning lodge to get Monsieur Monnerat. At first Jean-Luc hesitated, then after gazing at Madame Monnerat, he told Louise to watch over the lovely woman as he went in to retrieve her husband. When he entered the drawing room, he looked about thoroughly but Monsieur Monnerat was nowhere to be found. Jean-Luc searched the entire lower floor but he found no one. When the smoke began to get to him, Jean-Luc made a quick departure. When he returned outside, Louise informed him that one of the servants told her Monsieur Monnerat was seen on a horse galloping down the road from Singleton Lodge. Jean-Luc stood tall, and with anger in his eyes, he stared down the road while making a silent vow that Monsieur Monnerat and he would soon meet again. A few miles away from Singleton Lodge at Winchester Park, Ethan Fairchild brought a frightened Honoria Noble to his family’s ancestral home. When she entered the great hall, Honoria was captivated by the elegance and grandeur of the architecture. A servant escorted them into the drawing room where

another servant brought in a tray of food and drink. Ethan kindly told Honoria to rest while he went to find his aunt. Honoria indulged in the delicious meal on the tray before her. She admired the beautiful furnishings in the room, and she felt a sense of relief from the hideous laughter that had now ceased from her head. As Honoria was enjoying the tranquility of the new surroundings, someone was surreptitiously watching her with a grave disapproval. After reconciling ourselves to the terrible fact that Charlotte and Simon were dead, the lieutenant, Dr. Greenville, and I were on our way back to Kensington Hall to tell Mrs. Kensington that

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Girls’Volleyball outlasts Career Magnet 3-2 By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

The North Haven High School girls’ volleyball squad edged Career Magnet 3-2 in a tightly contested matchup on Oct. 19. Sporting white, knee-high socks that concealed their knee pads, the NHHS girls set, served, spiked, and slid across the gym floor in the back-and-forth affair. The games, played in the NHHS Fred Kelly Gymnasium before a crowd of four dozen, were first to 25 points, with points scored on the change of serve. The fifth, deciding game was first to 15 points. In the first game, the home team jumped to an 11-1 lead behind good spikes from Kelsey Searles, and superb serving from Erica Pustari and Katie Roberts. In the early run, Roberts amassed five straight service aces, with the Indians chanting, clapping, and stomping in uniformed celebration after each unreturned serve. Following a called timeout, Career Magnet ended North Haven’s streak and fought back, bringing the score to 15-13. Searles reclaimed the momentum with a sliding dig on her knees, and the Indians increased their lead to 21-13. After Career Magnet regained the ball, North Haven head coach Carin Mikos called timeout and challenged her players to step up their play. The teams traded points on serve to make the score 21-15 before the Indians responded to their coach’s provocation. Searles’ spiked a ball untouched into the opponents’ left front left corner to regain possession, and North Haven would not relinquish their serve for the remainder of the game. Indian Kristyn Cullen mixed two service aces with a great rescue dig of a deep ball to take the first match 25-15. The squads switched sides and the next game was much closer. Career Magnet’s Brianna Brown and Porsha Thelusma traded shots with

North Haven’s Melissa Sardilli and Roberts, with North Haven capturing an early lead, 10-7. Mikos became vocal, pacing the sideline while shouting advice to her players. Despite the coach’s energy, North Haven simply could not shake the challengers. North Haven’s Kayla Brown dug a ball out off her knees for a point, but Career Magnet’s Ashley Raymond began to better utilize her height. Raymond sent several great spikes at the Indians as the score crawled to 18-17. Several points later, Raymond faked a spike and placed the ball off the neck of an Indian net player to even the score at 19 each. Raymond then served an ace for the 20-19 visitor lead. North Haven’s Sam Santore, Searles, and Pustari helped even the score at 23-23, but Career Magnet’s Brianna Longley served back-to-back aces for the 25-23 victory, evening the match at one victory apiece. The teams swapped sides again. After Raymond helped stake the visitors a 3-2 lead, Mikos called timeout and urged her players to increase their initiative. Pustari, Santore, and Roberts led the subsequent charge, and North Haven scored 11 unanswered points. The teams traded serves and points, with great play from Indians Lauryn Mastriano and Lindsay Meyer, and the score rose to 18-7. The teams continued their even play, with each collecting 5 points enroute to a 23-12 score. However, North Haven’s earlier 11-point run proved the difference, and Pustari closed out the game with consecutive aces. Down 2-1 in the match, Career Magnet came out strong in the fourth game with an early 9-4 lead. Panthers Raymond and Longley continued their solid play, and the visitors continued with a 127 lead. However, Career Magnet’s communication broke down for a run of three plays, during which the vol-

leyball would land between groups of visiting players, each having expected the other to get to the ball. A terrific touch shot from Meyer lowered the Panthers’ lead to a 12-11. Several points later, Pustari’s ace evened the score at 13 apiece. A Career Magnet carry would give the Indians their first lead of the match, 15-14. The lead was short-lived. The teams alternated points before Raymond again took over and put her team up 2017. Roberts helped North Haven battle back to a 22-19 deficit, but Raymond clinched the 25-22 victory with a spike and an ace. The fifth and deciding game began similarly to the first - North Haven quickly found themselves up 7-2. A combination of continued Career Magnet miscues, along with excellent serving from Santore and Meyer, made it 11-3 in favor of the Indians. The visitors’ last stand started with Raymond and Longley. The two Panthers combined to cut North Haven’s lead to just 12-8. However, after North Haven dug out a ball that ricocheted off the gym’s ceiling rafters for a point, Career Magnet made two unforced errors and the Indians prevailed 159, 3-2. “This was not our best game,” Mikos said after the victory. “But somehow we made it through the end.” North Haven seemed like the obvious dominant team for some stretches, and looked listless for others. “I never know which team will show up,” Mikos said. “We got lucky today and pulled out a win.” With the victory, North Haven improved to 5-9. The loss dropped Career Magnet to 0-13 on the season. Before varsity play, the North Haven junior varsity team defeated Career Magnet’s JV squad 2-0, 25-10, 2520.

Above, North Haven’s Kristy Cullen and Sam Santore hold hands in a pre-service formation. At right, Erica Pusari focuses before delivering a serve to the Career Magnet opponents. Below, Lindsay Meyer prepares to dig out the volleyball, while Pustari and the bench look on. The North Haven varsity girls’ squad worked together to defeat the visitors 3-2 in the NHHS Fred Kelly Gymnasium. Citizen photos by Kyle Swartz

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benefits. We have managed our duties in a fair and balanced manner. The critical capital needs of the town have been addressed and will continue to be supported. Services have been maintained or improved, without severe budget increases. The unappropriated fund balance remains sufficient for its purpose as a safety net. This past year, we balanced the usage of a portion of our unappropriated savings account against the need for a zero percent tax increase. In these tough economic times, voices have been heard, and we were able to respond.

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Education has been funded appropriately, with a focus on efficiency and cost-benefit examination. Their educational mission cannot fail, but the taxpayers cannot be burdened with uncontained appropriations. Seniors, and citizens on fixed incomes, must always be in our thoughts. Again, “balance” is the key to good budgeting. If you like the job that we have done over the past four years, and you wish fair and balanced financial planning in the future, we were here to continue the task of serving our fine community. What are your top priorities and how will you address them? The Board of Finance is not involved with the operational management of North Haven, but we have the discretion to fund the departments and the line items that enable our municipality to perform its functions. Our top priority is always to control spending and mandate managerial accountability and greater internal efficiencies. At the same time, we cannot ignore our capital requirements, whether it be roads, buildings, or other infrastructure. We can accomplish our

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have a pristine budget and the public tax dollars are being well spent. Address them: I’ll insure the public is properly communicated to on all finance issues regarding the town of North Haven. Name: Martin L. Piccirillo O f f i c e sought: Board of Finance Party: Democratic Address: 249 Clintonville Lane Age: 75 Residency: 40 years Occupation: Adjunct faculty, Gateway Community College Education: BS, MLS, Southern Connecticut University; MS, New York University; Ed.D., Ph.D., Fordham University; Ph.D., UConn Family: Wife, Marta; children: Louis, Conrad, Paula Elective experience: Vice president for adjunct faculty members in all 12 community colleges; North Haven Board of Finance Community activities: Board of Education in North Haven; board of directors, Clifford Beer Guidance Clinic; North Haven Library Board of Directors; Family Counseling of Greater New Haven Contact: (203) 239-3114 Why should North Haven voters vote for you? I promise to work for continual financial responsibility to all of us who live in North Haven and to those who own a business in our town. During the past two years, with the leadership of Janet McCarty and Steven Fontana,

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North Haven has achieved more than in many years. I believe that all members of the Board of Finance contributed to these achievements. I will continue to be a high functioning team member who has extensive administrative experience with educational budgets of several million dollars over a period of 14 years. What are your top priorities and how will you address them? The Democratic team needs to provide the best of all possible services and facilities to all taxpayers in North Haven and at the best possible cost. I will pursue public and private funding to study the effectiveness of our major departments in town. These studies will help us to understand if the funds we provide to our departments are enough for the services they provide to all of us and if they function as effectively as possible. I will also, as a part of the Democratic team, seek all state and federal funding to minimize costs to North Haveners and to increase services to all of us. N a m e : Dyann Vissicchio O f f i c e sought: North Haven Board of Finance Party: Republican Residency: lifelong resident Occupation: I.T. project manager/business analyst Education: BS, finance, Quinnipiac University, 1988; AS, computer science, Quinnipiac University, 1988; MBA, Quinnipiac University, 1993 Family: Married, two children Community activities: Montowese Elementary PTA member responsible for chairing multiple committees, lead the effort and responsible for getting the Montowese Elementary School parking lot paved. Contact: through Republican Headquarters Why should North Haven voters vote for you? I am a lifelong resident with a strong finance background and would like the opportunity to see and question the financial data for the town of North Haven What are your top priorities and how will you address them?

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Keep McCarty train running To the editor: It is time for us once again to make a decision on someone to run our town. In two short years Janet McCarty has established some great accomplishments. The pool and library now have increased hours that they are open. There is a more responsible fund balance, 7.7 percent, which enabled her to keep our taxes in line when other area towns saw significant increases. As a matter of fact there was not a tax increase this year, first time in our town in over 10 years. The creation of a long overdue paramedic service for our town. A capital purchasing plan to replace aging equipment so our town employees have the right tools to do their jobs. Grant money for the Senior Center, Public Works Department and town lighting. An increase in senior tax relief. Two years ago, I asked all of you to get on board the McCarty train. Now I ask you to keep the train running. Please support Janet McCarty and Steve Fontana and the entire Democratic team on Election Day. Frank O’Connor North Haven

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A vote for Row B To the editor: When you vote on Nov. 3, there should be no hesitation on your decision. For the first time in a while our town is heading in a direction that will benefit us all in the future and not just some individuals. The town is finally getting grants (free money), $1,840,000. Also we are saving over $2,000,000 a year by competitive bids, and for the first time ever you can see all major meetings on NHTV (open government). Let’s stay on track with rebuilding a depleted infrastructure. A few examples: Clintonville School boilers, library roof, middle school roof, new town garage, five miles of road paved, $750,000 in renovations to the Senior Center. Remember, it has been 22 years without renovations. “Yeah, they really cared about our seniors!”

Also, renovations of the police station, including replacing rugs that were over 20 years old. Now let’s talk about the near future and going green by continuing to save money on solar panels. Changing street light bulbs has saved $9,000 per month, along with changing all the lights in our schools and municipal buildings and new recycling procedures. The representative from UI referred to North Haven at the second annual energy forum as the leader in energy efficiency measures in the area. If Mr. Freda was so concerned with our town, maybe instead of spending his time spreading rumors and putting down the first selectman with his gloom and doom outlook, he could have spent his time better working with the first selectman learning how to run the town efficiently with a positive outlook for the future. Keep our town heading in the right direction. Vote Row B for Janet McCarty and the Democratic ticket. Gary M. Amato North Haven

Viable solution finally found To the editor: Thank you for your coverage of my complaint to the Board of Education. Your reporter, however, missed a couple of pertinent facts. First, I was not looking for “special transportation” for my son. I was asking for him to take a bus which is already going to Green Acres Elementary School. There was not a request for any additional bus to be authorized just for him. Secondly, there would be no cost to either the town or the school district for this accommodation. While the board heard the complaint, I want to thank the superintendent, Sara Jane Querfeld, for stepping forward with a viable alternative to my request. It took a bit of coordination, but what she was able to do was make a “reasonable accommodation” for my son to enter the elementary school off his high school bus before the elementary school dismissal. While I know that the superintendent has to delegate some authority and complaints to the assistant superintendent, if Ms. Querfeld had handled this matter herself from the start, it never

would have gotten this far. The individual who denied my request and the one who upheld his decision, did not look for a resolution. They only looked for the easy way out by saying “no.” Andrew S. Kipperman, CPA North Haven

McCarty deserves better grades To the editor: As a retired superintendent of schools, I was surprised when I read a paid advertisement for Mike Freda’s campaign for first selectman which was included in the North Haven Citizen recently. The political flyer depicts a report card for Janet McCarty with all F’s. Although I have a great deal of respect for both candidates, I believe that there is no basis for this remarkable distortion of the truth. Initially misleading is the impression that the four areas rated are actually actions that a selectman could possibly control, but that is beside the point. In regard to the reduction of six teaching positions by the Board of Education due to the $450,000 cut by the Board of Finance, although two

teaching slots were elementary positions, the balance primarily came through selective reduction of offerings at the high school. As painful as that was, the reduction in teaching staff paled in comparison to other communities across the state due to the enormous economic crisis. Furthermore, although my former Boards of Education could not control cuts by the Finance Board, both political parties were well aware of pending reductions, since budget cuts are not a legal reason to go into executive session. Regardless, both sides of the aisle are represented, so there are no surprises. I can honestly say that I always maintained a very good working relationship with the “town fathers,” but I can assure you that Boards of Finance rarely consult school administrators when it comes to keeping taxes down. It’s not personal. And as far as incentives for staff are concerned, that is Board of Education territory, not the town’s. Regarding the fourth criticism about the lack of revenue support of the status quo for education, two ques-

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To the editor: In last week’s Citizen, Mr. Feinberg seemed troubled by my characterization of the Middle School roof repairs as a “maintenance item.” Yes, the $100,000 repair of a roof that would cost over $1,000,000 to replace is a “maintenance item.” He went on to say that the prior Republican administration didn’t allocate sufficient funds to fix the roof. During my four years on the Board of Finance no other request for repair of the roof was put forth by the Board of Education or the superintendent. Later in his letter he gives the current administration credit for fixing the boilers at the elementary schools. Why is this so extraordinary? Does he think a Republican administration would have let our children freeze? The Board of Education

was increased by $1,300,000 and $1,132,000 in the years ended 2006 and 2007. In 2008 the Board of Education was increased by $1,393,000. That budget included funds for 44 out-placed special education students. As has been expressed many times by the superintendent, out placements are difficult to predict and unfortunately in 2008 we had 53 actual out placements. That was the cause of the additional $250,000 appropriation for 2008, not underfunding by Mr. Freda or the administration. Mr. Feinberg, a former member of the Board of Finance, seems to have forgotten that in the fall of 2005, the town opened a brand new $75,000,000 high school, a capital expenditure of gigantic magnitude by any definition. Perhaps Mr. Feinberg’s letter is an expression of his passion for education. He was similarly passionate on matters that came before the Board of Finance. I recall with clarity a Board of Finance meeting in the spring of 2007. Mr. Feinberg was upset with and objected strenuously to the proposed transfer of $850,000 from the fund balance to the following year’s budget. Where has his indignation been the last two years, as the administration transferred $7,743,000 to balance two budgets? Timothy Doheny Member, Board of Finance Candidate, selectman North Haven

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tions come to mind. Why was the BOE forced to request a quarter of a million dollars more the year before McCarty took office? How does her million dollar increase for school facilities compare to the $80,000 over the previous three years? It seems to me that the town’s present CEO deserves much better grades. David P. Marchesseault North Haven

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Haven voted in record numbers to make a badly-needed change. We needed a decisive, accountable, and responsive leader who would fix what was wrong in Town Hall and move us forward again – and, thankfully, we got one, and more, in Janet McCarty. As a selectman, I’ve worked with Janet, and no one in my experience has worked harder as first selectman for ordinary citizens than she has. In a short time, she has accomplished much more than she promised us, and we can see it in the bottom line – what we get for the taxes we pay. Think about it: in the midst of the worst recession in 75 years, she’s not only saved us hundreds of thousands of dollars in health insurance and energy costs and negotiated a favorable new trash contract, but actually improved our services. From securing grants to improve our Public Works garage, Senior Center, and Valley Service Road, to expanding before- and afterschool care, to repairing the library and middle-school roofs, to implementing singlestream recycling, to extending library and recycling center hours, to repaving five miles of roads, to increasing

senior tax relief and finally instituting paramedic coverage, she has delivered on her promises to us – and with no tax increase this year. Having lived in town as long as I have, I’ve seen North Haven grow and change, and I’ve come to know as well as anyone what we need in a leader. More than ever, we need someone like Janet: a principled, detail-oriented, hands-on manager who’s always looking to save us money and put us first. She’s tough, she’s smart, and she’s fair – exactly what we need in a first selectman. To me, the choice could not be clearer. We can either keep Janet, a proven, effective leader whom we know we can trust to make the right decisions, or we can roll the dice on untested people with little experience who talk a good game but want to take us back to the same way of doing things that got us into so much trouble. I ask everyone who wants to keep things moving in the right direction to vote for Janet McCarty, me, and the entire Democratic team on Nov. 3. With your help, we’ll keep moving forward. Steve Fontana North Haven

Deprived of debate McCarty deserves reelection opportunity To the editor: As most mayors and first selectmen around Connecticut engage in live, unscripted debates with ample questions and answers from the public, we in North Haven were deprived of such an opportunity because Janet McCarty claimed she was “too busy.” On Aug. 20, the Freda campaign invited Janet McCarty to debate Mike Freda three times, provided three dates over a month in advance and asked Janet to provide alternative dates and times if those proposed by Mike Freda were not convenient. Janet refused to participate, claiming she was “too busy.” The RTC recently FOI’d Janet’s calendar. Not only did she have nothing in her calendar any of the evenings of the three debates, she had many, many evenings in September and October for which no meetings or appointments were scheduled, according to the calendar she produced. Thus, it is clear that Janet is simply unwilling to debate Mike Freda in a manner that would require her to answer to the public and be accountable. Quite frankly, this is an embarrassment to our town. Antoinetta Carmody North Haven

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To the editor: In two years, Janet McCarty and the Democratic leadership in North Haven have made tremendous strides in improving our town. I have been very pleased with the efforts to bring monies into the town for needed improvements. It is great that Janet McCarty brought us grant monies to allow the paramedic program to be initiated. She also identified funds that provided for the renovation of the senior center and the public works garage and for roof repairs at the library and middle school. It is also tremendous that she identified savings in health insurance and trash collection expenditures. Most importantly, Janet McCarty’s administration has made things in town better but has done so without a loss of programs or services. By keeping spending under control, residents in town saw no tax increase this year and needed tax relief to our seniors was increased. Janet McCarty’s team is focused on streamlining town government, eliminating waste, and making the budget process transparent. Janet McCarty is a hardworking, dedicated town leader with a two-year track of success. Janet McCarty and Steve Fontana and the entire Democratic team deserve to be reelected for another two years. Janice Dadio North Haven

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Community activities: Biddy basketball coach, PTA, Economic Development Commission, Board of Finance member Contact: (203) 234-9748 Why should North Haven voters vote for you? Honesty, experience and a proven track record as chairman of the Board of Finance. In the two years I have been chairman of the board, we have had both budgets approved by the town on the first vote. In 2008, the board unanimously approved the entire budget and in 2009 an election year, the expense side of the budget was unanimously approved. I believe this is unprecedented. It wasn’t by luck, it was because we used sound financial methodology and there was no reason for disagreement. What are your top priorities and how will you address them? To continue keeping the budget process honest. No one wants to be caught telling half truths. All board members have been and will be held accountable for the accuracy of their comments.

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Obituaries Continued from page 12

Julius Castellani. Mrs. Castellani was born in Ashukan, N.Y., on Dec. 6 1916, a daughter of the late Augusto and Anna Manieri Grigioni. Eva was a seamstress in the New Haven area for over 25 years having worked for the former Mode Manufacturing and was a member of the Ladies Marchegian Society. She is survived by her daughters, Mariann Warner,

and her life partner, Jennifer Minore, of Clinton, and Beverly Criscuolo, of North Haven; grandchildren, Jason Criscuolo, Gary (Lourdes) Uscilla, Michael (Charlotte) Uscilla, and Carolyn (Chris) Ewers; and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Anna Mortali, and a brother, Fred Spadoni. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Barnabas Church on Oct. 22. Interment was in All Saints Cemetery. North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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JOBS ■ TAG SALES ■ CARS ■ HOMES ■ PETS ■ RENTALS ■ ITEMS FOR SALE ■ SERVICE DIRECTORY TOWN OF NORTH HAVEN ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS NOTICE OF DECISION Please take notice that the following decisions were rendered by the North Haven Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday, October 15, 2009, at the Mildred A. Wakeley Community and Recreation Center, 7 Linsley Street, in Room #2 at 7:30 PM. 1. #A2W-09-03 Approved the application of Robert E. Fournier, Jr., Owner and Applicant, relative to 49 Frost Drive (Map 29, Lot 81), seeking a waiver Of the A2 survey application requirement. 2. #A2W-09-04 Approved the application of Scott Blake, Owner and Applicant, relative to 5 Vista Road (Map 57, Lot 10), seeking a waiver of the A2 survey application requirement. 3. #09-04 Approved the application of Unlimited Home Services, LLC, Applicant, Kevin J. Lennon, Sr., Owner, relative to 66 South Avenue, (Map 54, Lot 28), per Section, requesting a front yard variance of 10' to allow a 40' front yard setback where 50' is required. R-20 Zoning District. Subject to conditions. 4. #09-07 Approved the application of Lou Coppola, Under Construction Contractors, LLC, Applicant, Domenico & Jennifer Liuzzi, Owners, relative to 16 Virginia Road, (Map 54, Lot 20), per Section, requesting a front yard variance of 12' to allow a 38' front yard setback where 50' is required, requesting a side yard variance of 6.5', to allow a side yard setback of 13.5' where 20' is required, and requesting an aggregate side yard variance of 6.5' to allow an aggregate side yard setback of 23.5' where 30' is required. R-20 Zoning District. Subject to conditions. 5. #09-08 Approved the application of Elvira K. Chernovetz, Owner and Applicant, relative to 13 North Avenue, (Map 60, Lot 81), per Section, requesting a front yard variance of 8' to allow a 42' front yard setback where 50' is required. R-20 Zoning District. Subject to conditions. Donald Clark, Secretary LOST & FOUND FOUND: Digital camera in case at Ocean State Job Lob, Meriden. Call (203) 237-0577 to identify.

LOST & FOUND LOST metallic Samsung Alias 2 cell phone on 10/9/09 on east side of Wallingford. If found call 203-915-9762


TOWN OF NORTH HAVEN INLAND WETLANDS COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO RESIDENTS AND TAXPAYERS OF THE TOWN OF NORTH HAVEN AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES Notice is hereby given that the Inland Wetlands Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, at 7:00 P.M., at the Mildred A. Wakeley Community and Recreation Center, 7 Linsley Street in Room #2 to consider the following applications. A copy of this notice is filed in the Town Clerk's Office. 1. #I09-06 Continuation of the application of Michael J. Bennett, L.S, Applicant, Sinoway Farm Partnership, Owner, relative to182-188 Kings Highway, (Map 88, Lot 63), seeking Permit To Conduct Regulated Activity and Subdivision Referral. Plan Entitled: Proposed 5 Lot Subdivision, Lots 52 & 63, Hartford Road and Kings Highway, North Haven, CT, Prepared by Bennett & Smilas, Engineering, Inc., Dated October 29, 2008. Scale 1" = 100'. R-40 Zoning District 2. #I09-08 Application of Charles Hemstock, Jr., Owner and Applicant, relative to 54 Todd Drive South, (Map 99, Lot 41), seeking Permit To Conduct Regulated Activity. Plan Entitled: Subsurface Disposal System Design Plan, Existing Conditions, Topographic Plan, Property/Boundary Survey for Charles Jr. & Donna M. Hemstock, 54 Todd Drive South, Dated July 6, 2009. Scale 1" = 20'. R-40 Zoning District.

NOTICE TOWN OF NORTH HAVEN 2009 Sewer Use Bills Sewer Use Charge Bills are due and payable October 1, 2009, and must be paid on or before November 2, 2009 to avoid any penalty. Any bill under $300.00 is to be paid in full. All bills over $300.00, except Type II, are due in two (2) installments with the first installment due October 1, 2009 and the second installment due April 1, 2010. Payments made after November 2, 2008, by virtue of postmark will incur a penalty of 1.5% per month from the original due date of October 1, 2009. The minimum penalty is $2.00.

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Dated at North Haven, CT this 14th day of September, 2009

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Chrysler 300 2006 Automatic. V6. 55,286 mi #105856 $11,555 (203) 630-2926

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FOUND: Sewing machine parts and manual. Left behind by whoever purchased a sewing machine at the Middlefield Federated Church’s Tag Sale. Call 860-349-9881.

LOST- Chunky, spayed female cat. Grey tabby w/tan tummy. Declawed in front. Answers to “Reba”. Lost 10/8 in Yalesville area. Call (203) 284-3623 anytime.

LOST CAT Grey & black tiger striped male. About 16 pounds, named Joseph. Last seen vicinity of Knollwood Dr., Wallingford. If seen, please call (203) 376-6346

LOST- Tiger Cat w/little bit of white on nose & stomach. Missing from Pent Rd in Durham. Last seen Oct. 13. Named “Crissy”. Call (860) 349-3253 email:

LOST- Green Amazon Parrot w/ yellow head on Wednesday, March 25 from 156 Sherman Avenue, Meriden. Responds to Kelby, speaks English & Spanish. REWARD if returned. Call (203) 630-2426/(203)427-3946 LOST-All Black Male Cat,yellow eyes,very tall,friendly,bald spot on back of hind leg- Name Midnight-last seen Fri.10/16 Sage Hill Rd, Meriden. If found please call 203-238-3946. Loved & missed very much LOST-Cat (short-haired). Vicinity of Kenwood St, Kensington. Organge/brown grey tiger. Missing since Oct 14th. Call 860-930-9891

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5 Speed Manual, 1.6L #7090B 15,654 miles $16,995 (860) 346-9655


The North Haven Citizen — Friday, October 23, 2009 AUTOMOBILES


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GMC ENVOY 2007 FORD Bronco 1989 350 Eddie Bauer 4x4. Runs well. Needs little body work. $1700. Call (203) 697-1123

4 WD, Auto, V6, 4.2L, Silver, all power. $18,495 860-346-9655

Scion TC Sport Coupe 2005 Automatic. 2.4L. 43,000 mi #061635 $12,555 (203) 630-2926

FORD CONTOUR SE 1998. LOADED, EXCELLENT. $1950 ford windstar 2003 Double doors, new tranny. Excellent. $3,500 (203) 213-1142

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Ford Mustang GT Deluxe 2004 2 Door, 8 cylinder. 37,092 mi. #11489. $13,888. (203) 238-1100

Automatic, 4 Cylinder, 2.4L #7372A 15,915 miles $19,775 (860) 346-9655

HONDA Civic EX 2000. Black. Power Windows. Leather interior. Well-maintained.138,000 miles. $4200. Contact Meghan at 860-874-8674

SUBARU Forester 2001 2.5L H4 Automatic. 70968 mi. #N10076A. $8,995. (203) 238-1100

Call 877-238-1953 Toyota Camry LE 2007 Automatic. V6. 28,569 mi #530899 $17,855 (203) 630-2926

NISSAN Sentra GXE2003 4dr. Auto. CD player. Black. A/C. Dual airbags. Pwr. win/drs. New tires. 95k miles. Minor scratches. Kelley BB $5k asking $4500 Meriden 858-2480375

HONDA Civic LX 1999 Silver. Automatic. 169k. One owner. Good condition. $3500. Call (860) 621-4905 ROBERTS CHRYSLER DODGE Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles. 120 So. Broad St, Meriden, CT 203-235-1111

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AUTO PARTS TIRES (4)205/50R17V Bridgestone Blizzards. Used less than 1 season. $200. 203-294-1595


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Automatic. 4 cylinder. 31,399 mi #656949 $12,555 (203) 630-2926

Automatic. V6. 55,286 mi #105856 $11,555 (203) 630-2926

ARCTIC CAT 2004 FS Tiger Limited Edition. 700 twin, 4300 miles. Dealer maintained every year. Mint cond. Many extras. $3400. (203) 238-9830 or 203537-1609

CAMPER & TRAILERS 1995 Dutchman Pop Up Sleeps 6. Best Offer. Clean condition. Serious only. Call Chris (203) 605-5245


FURNITURE & APPLIANCES DINETTE Set- Black octagon table w/4 chairs. $50. (203) 630-1866

KITCHEN SET farmhouse-style, 36”W X 48”L & 12” leaf, $100, 203-269-3390

DORM size fridge black perfect shape $75.00 firm 203-235-5491

LARGE wood Entertainment Center Apprx 6’. $75 203-710-5419

FUTON for sale: Excellent condition, black metal frame. $75 or best offer. 860-628-7161. FUTON Mattress- Full. New, unopened. Paid $250, sell for $100. 860-628-6999. GE Heavy Duty Washer & Hotpoint Heavy Duty Dryer, $100. Executive office chair, $50. call (203) 265-7763


Toyota Rav 4 Sport 2006 Automatic. 4 cylinder. 26,858 mi #009024 $19,055 (203) 630-2926

FORD F250 XLT 2007 4 Door Extended Cab Long Bed 5 spd automatic #P11536. 60,827 mi. $29,995 (203) 238-1100


BALL Python, 1-1/2 yr old with 20 gal tank setup. $100 203-671-9297

1 yr old, Paid $900, asking $300 or best offer. (203) 440-1024

BULLDOGS, Chihuahuas, Boxers, Yorkies, Beagle, Labs, Pit Bulls, Pom-Poos, Basset Hounds, Maltese. $150+ Call 860-930-4001

GIRLS white desk, 3 drawers. $35. Can deliver. 860-682-4435.

MAPLE Hutch 54WX72H excellent $250 Butcher Block 30WX35HX24T 50 yrs $200 call 203-269-5120 or 203-859-1259 MATCHING Couch & Love Seat $50/ea. Please call 203-284-8383 MOVING! Dining Room set, hutch, table, (2) leafs, (6) chairs, $975. Portable floor model 9000btu A/C, like new, $250. Electric stove, $50. Window A/C, $50. 203-715-3923 RECLINER, Mauve, great condition bedroom size $50.00 call 203-269-8505 SEWING Machine, cherry desk cabinet. 2 drawers. $25. (203) 238-3774



SOFA, Excellent condition. Recliner & Desk, good condition. Best offer. Call 203-6710426 SOLID medium oak hutch 2 piece, table, 6 chairs. Good condition. Have no room, must sell! Sacrifice $450. Call 203639-9545

TWO Living Room chairs. Dark green. Excellent condition. $30 for both. End Table $10. Call for more info. (203) 634-7709

WOODEN IMPORTS FURNITURE Specializing in dinette sets. All Hardwood. Wholesale prices starting at $229! Call (860) 231-1777

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986

FREE 8 week old and 4 month old bcak + grey kittens. Need homes now! (860) 747-3941 GOLDEN RETRIEVER Free, 1 1/2 old. Elderly couple can’t keep. 203-440-2771 HARRY IS A YOUNG, SHAR-PEI MIX, NEUTERED AND CURRENT WITH ALL SHOTS. MONTE is a handsome male boxer, totally housebroken. Olive is a young, playful Pointer mix. See them at Cheshire Dog Pound any day. Call 203-271-5590 for more info.


HORSE BOARD Wallingford. Few stalls available. Geldings only. Individual daily turn out. Self/full care. For info call (203) 294-9313

FORD RANGER XLT 2007 CHEVROLET Silverado 2009 1500, 4.3L V6. 4 spd automatic. 5 Yr/100,000. Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. $21,645 860-346-9655

4 Door Extended Cab Long Bed 4.0L V6 #A11533. 6,692 mi. $21,995 (203) 238-1100


HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. Call: 203272-6593 or 203-213-8833 MALSHI puppies, Born 8-16-09. 8 weeks old, 4 Females, 1 Male. No shots. $300. 203-427-7724 RAGDOLL KITTENS- Blue eyed beauties, rabbit-like fur, TICA registered. SBT. Vet checked. 1st shots. Ready to go! $450. Please call 860-329-9893


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1-800-527-3863 DODGE CARAVAN 2005 Automatic. V6. 72,710 mi #200105 $8,445 (203) 630-2926

Free Towing! MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC. WINTER MOTORCYCLE STORAGE Heated, secure, clean garage in Meriden. Call (203) 715-0866

AUTO PARTS 2-STUDDED snows P205/70/R15 for sell $50.00 Call 203-238-0090 ‘86 C20 truck for parts or whole. ‘99 Kia whole car for parts, no engine. ‘89 Cadillac complete, $650 or best offer. ‘89 Sierra 305 engine & 400 turbo transmission. ‘81 Camaro V6 engine w/transmission, 3 speed. Call (203) 935-7688

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES 48” CURIO CABINET $100 (860) 276-7270 BAKER’S Rack oak & dk green metal, 78”H X 31”W X 19”D. $25. 203-686-0666 BEDROOM Set Queen size bed, mirror, bench, 2 nightstands & large dresser with mirror. $350. Wooden love seat/sleeper$200. Large corner whirlpool tub - $500. Call (203) 269-8308 CORNER cabinet, pine, 6ftx3ft w/2dr glass-top, 1 shelf, 2 btm drawer. $75. 203-634-3210 COUNTRY LR SET- Sofa, loveseat, chair & table. Good cond. $100/best. (203) 265-1108 CRIB/Daybed Oak. 2 drawers. $100.00 (203) 634-1756 DESK- Wooden, six drawers, sturdy. $15. (203) 440-3919


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2007 LEAF VAC - Excellent condition. Just professionally tuned up. Half price! $249. Call (203) 265-7258


The North Haven Citizen — Friday, October 23, 2009 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

HOT TUB 6 person, 35 jets, 3 pumps w/all options, full warr, NEW in wrapper. Cost $7000 Sell $3800. Call 203-988-9915

$100.00 Solid Interior door, prehung 32”x80” Call 203-715-0553 4 Boyds Bears Different Sizes All $20. Call 203-265-5920


50 CLASSIC horror DVD’s. Most of the DVDs never opened. $80. Call 203-634-9336 BEDSPREADS, QUEEN SIZE, RASPBERRY. $20. CALL 203-265-1863 CRAFTSMEN 16”Scroll saw and stand. Used once. $90. Call 203-630-0841

DVDS- 25 Good movies, unopened. $4 each. Drafting table, “Mayline” 21”x26”, drafting scales, brand new, 12” & 18”. $20 all. (203) 440-3919 ELECTRIC Heater still in box Asking $20. Meriden 203-686-1047

FILL, TOPSOIL & TRUCKING AVAILABLE 860-346-3226 FISHER Price kitchen $10 Call 203-269-9922

RETIRED office computers $50 each. Good condition. 203-237-9977 VARIOUS TYPES of printing, storage, binding and inserting equipment for sale. Perfect for a start up printing operation or for parts. A detailed online document listing all pieces can be sent to you if interested. Please email: for more details

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT FANCY Firewood. $240/cord delivered. Extra clean, split small, discount over 3 cords. (203) 631-2211, Mike.

SEASONED FIREWOOD $215 per cord. (203) 440-0402 or (860) -595-4159

SEASONED FIREWOOD$225/cord, including delivery. Discount over 2 cords. Call for more information 203-715-3140.



MOVING - MUST SELL All kinds of items from Furniture to Appliances to a Baby Grand Piano! Please call (203) 314-0004

BOX of 400 golf balls. Assorted brands and grades. $50.00 Call (203)213-5283 ELLIPTICAL Machine Compact, wheels, $100 firm. 860-828-3251. EXERCISE Bike: Good condition. Can deliver locally. $100 860-828-3251. GLIDER two seat metal Good condition $50. or BO. 203-630-16666

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

NAIL Table with attached lamp and client arm rest. $80. (203) 269-2667


OIL Drum 55 Gal. with stand and 15 gal. range oil. (203) 2375033 $30.

ANNALEE dolls- Made in USA. Mint condition. Halloween, Christmas & others. (203) 5990011

OLD tree pump sprayer. $30/Best ofer. Excellent cond. 860-632-8666 PICASSO, VanGogh and other Abrams art books, $35.00. Call 237-0912 RAVO Electric Scooter- Great for elderly or disabled persons. Manufactured in Wlfd! Brand new, still in box. Was over $2000, selling for $850. (203) 907-7296 ROBOSAPIEN With remote, like new. $25. (203) 235-2784 WINEMAKERS- 15 heavy glass 4-liter wine jugs. $1 each. (203) 237-2117 P.M.

USB headset wired PS2/ps3! 1 owner. $20. GREAT COND! Call 203 284 9255 WII game-$25 Call of Duty 5-World at War. 203-639-0835


1-2 ITEMS Silverware, china, glass, furniture, 50’s items, whole estates.

203-238-3499 ANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or an Estate. Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

ANTIQUE Hoosier w/ flour dispenser. Painted green. .$99.00 860 621-4325 LINCOLN penny mis-struck. Must See! $13 Call 203-317-0032

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


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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 WANTED: USED FURNITURE refrigerator, gas stove, mattresses, couches, beds, household items, clothing, children’s toys, etc. 860-869-2947

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS Drums & Percussion, Trombone, Euphonium, Baritone Horn, Trumpet, Piano, Improvisation. Consultation/First Lesson Free! Exp’d & certified teacher in convenient Kensington loc. Call Bob 860-357-2638

Professional Violin Lessons & 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

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MERIDEN Crown Village 1 BR, 3rd flr. Heat & HW incl. $750/mo. Sec & refs. No pets. Call Andrea, Maier Property Management (203) 235-1000

MERIDEN 1BR Clean & comfortable. Heat, HW and cooking gas included for $700. Small pet ok. 38 Lincoln St. 203-440-4789 MERIDEN 2 bdrm., 1 bath. Large first floor apt. in 2 family home with Off-street parking. Crown Street. Available now. $700/month. Call Mark (203) 530-7084.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 2 BR, 1 Bath. 3rd floor. Quiet location. $800 Plus Security Deposit. Call 203-631-9614 MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd floor. Newton St. Freshly painted. Close to shopping & parks. No WD hookup. $700/month. Owner/ agent. Call (203) 284-3757 MERIDEN 2 BR, 5 RMs. 2nd Floor. 45 South Second St. Completely remodeled. Heat & appls incl. Washer hkup. No pets /smoking. $850 & 1 mo sec. 203-841-7591

MERIDEN- 1BR, sec bldg. No pets. Sec dep-credit check. $775 per month. 203-376-1259

MERIDEN 2 BR - $800 ($1000 sec. dep.) 4 BR - $1250 ($1600 sec. dep.) Nice location. Off st. parking. No pets. 860-828-3669

MERIDEN-1BR 495 Crown St. Free unlimited heat & hot water. Storage, assigned parking, pool, laundromat on site. $750/month Call after 1pm 860-664-9608

MERIDEN 2 BR Modern large aptartment. $925 per month, including electric. Call Clive (203) 886-9902

MERIDEN 2 BR, 5 Rooms. 2nd floor. Off street parking. No pets. $700 per month. 1 month security. Call (203) 271-3119 or (203) 440-3503

MERIDEN- 5 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, first floor. $950. Call (203) 213-7714

WALLINGFORD-2BR, Recently renovated. $900 + utils. Call 203-284-0212

MERIDEN-Crown Village, 1BR, 1st flr, heat & HW incld. Pool & laundry rm. $735/mo Sec & refs. No pets. 203-631-1534 MERIDEN. Broadbriar Townhouse, 2 BR, 1 1/2 baths. Quiet complex. W/D hookup. New carpeting, no pets. $850/mo. Owner/agent 203-284-3757 SOUTHINGTON Clean 2 BR, 1 Bath, Gas Heat. Close to shopping & highway. No pets. Available November 1. $800/mo plus utils & sec. 860-877-4735 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 1.50 baths, full basement. $1260 per month. Call (203) 294-0685 or 203-213-9912 YALESVILLE On The Green. 2 BR, 2 Baths. All appliances incl w/d. A/C & gas heat. Exercise facility & BBQ area on site. Gracie 203-464-8066


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

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden- 3BR, Recently renovated, Available immediately. $1175/mo. HEAT & HW incl!!! 203-938-3789 MER-3BR, 1st flr, 3 James St. Washer & dryer hookup. Off-stparking. No pet. No smoking. Sec & credit check. Refs. $900/mo. Call 203-639-8285 MERIDEN - 2BR, 3rd flr, lease & security deposit required. $775/mo. Call 860-404-1871 MERIDEN - 5 room, 2 Bedroom, 3rd floor, newly remodeled, off street parking, no pets, $800 plus utilities, references. 203671-9644 MERIDEN - CLEAN 1 ROOM EFFICIENCY $450. Utilities included. 2 mos security. Credit check req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN - Wallingford line, Large, Luxury 1 & 2BR condo. Laundry. Rent - $650 & $850 + utils, no pets. 203-245-9493 x 2. MERIDEN 1 BR APARTMENT Off street parking. Heat/electric included. $550/month. First, last & security. (203) 238-1010 (Monday-Friday 8:30-5:30)

Piano Lessons

MERIDEN 1 BR. 119 Wilbur Ave. 2nd flr. Very quiet. No pets, Security, Credit Check, Refs. $665 + utilities. (203) 269-6835

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

MERIDEN- 2BR, walk-up attic, 2nd flr, off st. parking. $800/mo. Call (203) 639-1634

Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome




MIDDLEFIELD, CT Burial Plots 3 available, all adjacent. $500.00/each firm. Please call (860)347-9841

(2) DELL Speakers for PC Both $10 call.203 687 5381

DEE’S ANTIQUES UCONN Jacket, new, never worn, size large. Asking $60. Call 203-237-7174

LAMINATING Service. Let us help you preserve your most precious moments. From $2.50 to $4.50 per piece. Call 203238-1953 for info.



FREE- Boston Ferns. Medium to large. Iindoor plants. Call (203) 265-0342

JOGGING stroller, $15. Call 860-828-6433


APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 2BR, 1st lr, updated. Basement storage space. So. Colony St. Yard. No pets, separate utils, sec. $800. Call 203809-4627 MERIDEN 3 bdrm. 1st & 2nd fl. Wood Street. New Carpet & paint Washer/Dryer hookup. $900 to $950 + Sec call 203671-2672 MERIDEN 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. Washer/Dryer hookup. Jackson Street. $900 per month. Call Joe 203-988-8731

MERIDEN 3 Bedrooms, 2 baths. HUGE. New apartment. $1,200 /mo. Section 8 Approved. Call Joe 203-988-8731


Friday, October 23, 2009 — The North Haven Citizen Looking for the perfect new home for your Mother, Father, Aunt, Friend or Yourself?…….

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APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN-177 Foster St. Renovated, 1st fl, 2BR-$875. 2nd fl, 3/4BR, W/D hkup. $1175. Section 8 approved. Stove, refrig, micro, lg yd, off-st park. 203-634-3210

WALLINGFORD-Quiet country setting 1BR, 2nd flr, stove, refrig, patio. Credit, refs, sec. No pets/smoking. $700/mo +utils. 203-269-9755

MERIDEN-1BR apts starting at $705/mo. Heat & HW incld. Sec. Dep. & credit ck req. Call Galleria RE for details 203-671-2223.

WALLINGFORD. 3 BR, 1 1/2 bath duplex. Off st parking, w/d hookup, sec & credit check. $1500 monthly. Call 203-213-2106

MERIDEN-1BR, Large Rooms, Large Windows, Off-St-Parking. WD Hookup. Very nice. $625 /mo. 2 mos sec & credit check required. No pets. 203-284-0597

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

Brand New Beautiful 1 Bedroom Apartments in Berlin 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!

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(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT

Meriden 3 BR Apt 1st floor, newly renovated, appliances, off st. parking. No pets. $900/mo. 203-815-8335 MERIDEN 3 BR LR, DR, Kitchen. 3rd floor. Balcony, storage. Clean. No pets. 1 car parking. $850/mo + 1 mo security. Section 8 approved. 203-440-0751

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN- 1BR Fall Special $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Offer expires October 31. For info 203-639-4868

MERIDEN 3 BR, 1st floor. Newly remodeled. 2 level. $850 plus security. 186 Grove Street. Call (203) 887-4032

MERIDEN- 1BR, 1406 Hanover Ave. With appls, parking & laundry. No pets. 1 yr lease. 1.5 month security. $695/mo. 203265-7094

MERIDEN 32 Cook Ave.

MERIDEN- 1st flr. 2BR, Avail. Nov. 1st. Stove & fridge. Off st. parking. No pets. $775 + sec. Call (203) 238-4463

Studio & 1 BR Apts. $600/Studio & $650+/1 BR New owners. Remodeled. Heat & Hot water incl. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN East Side. 1st Fl. 1 BR. Wall to wall carpet. Stove, refrigerator. WD hookup. 1 car off-st parking. No smoking. $675/mo. No utils. 2 mos sec. No pets. (203) 269-1571 after 6.

MERIDEN EFFICIENCY Fully Furnished. BR/LR combination w/full kitchen & private bath. $575/mo. Sec. & lease req. Call 203-238-9772 MERIDEN Lg Studio. Freshly renovated. Stove, refrig, Heat/HW incl. Front porch. $600. Nancy 203-715-3647 or 917- 921-7469 MERIDEN STUDIOS - $650 1BRs - $750 2BRs - $850. Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN, Lg 2BR, $875, off st parking, back yard, walk in closets, 1 + 1 mo sec. 24 Webster St. Sec 8, Call 203-9622585 after 5:30pm

MERIDEN- 2BR, 5 rooms, Remodeled, 2nd flr, $850 + utilities. 1 off st. parking. No pets. Twiss St. Call 203-213-3951 MERIDEN- 3BR, new paint, carpet, appliances, off st. parking. Lease, security. $900/mo. Prescott St. Jack (203) 9967379 Jack Regan Realty MERIDEN- 3rd flr 2BR, ($785). Stove and refrig. Storage area. Yard. Off st parking, quiet. Sec req. 860-841-6455. MERIDEN- 3rd flr 2BR, ($785). Stove and refrig. Storage area. Yard. Off st parking, quiet. Sec req. 860-841-6455. MERIDEN- Nice 1BR, 72 North First St., Apt 4. Parking, appliances, $595. Credit, references. No pets. 203-238-1890

MERIDEN- Renovated Apartments

2 BR - $750, $850 & $950 Heat & Hot Water Included Secure building. Off st. parking. Call 203-886-7016


MERIDEN-1BRS-Starting @ $665 All appls & hot water incl. 1 & 1 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings Sat’s 9-11am. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-2BR large apt. Reduced! $750/mo. including. fridge, stove & w/d hkup. No utils, pets or smoking. 1 yr lease. Credit check & refs. req’d. Security & 1st month rent. 203-608-8348 MERIDEN-3BR, 3rd flr. Off st parking. Newly remodeled. Quiet, dead end street. $900/mo. Call (203) 641-8483 MERIDEN-Studio apt downtonw on bus-line, $500/mo + utils. No pets. Sec & refs. Call 203-982-3042 MERIDEN. 1 BR 1st flr & 3 BR 3rd floor apts, no washer/ dryer, no pets. Call Ricky at 347-598-1170. MERIDEN: Spacious 1 & 2BR apt. $650-$800, off st park. Section 8 approved. 110 Colony St. Leave Message 860-4260658 SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 RM Efficiency, near I-84 $135/wk. Incld heat & HW, A/C, appl’s. Sec dep & refs req 860-620-0025 SOUTHINGTON/MERIDEN Extra lg 1BR apt. Avail 11/1. Southington-Meriden townline. Sliders to deck, private parking, appliances. Exc. area. $750 /mo. Refs & sec req’d. Call 203-499-7894 for more details WALLINGFORD - 2 BR, 104 Meadow St., off-street pkg, 3rd floor, no dogs, $925 incl all utils, 203-530-1840 WALLINGFORD - Near transportation, 5 rooms, 2 BR, 2nd floor, 2 family, off St. parking, no pets, $800 plus utilities, 203-284-1853 WALLINGFORD 1 Bedroom. $735 +util. Washer/dryer. New carpet & painted. Sec deposit and ref req. Call 203-741-0738 or email WALLINGFORD 2BR Townhouse. Very clean, nice yard, appliances, W/D hookup, off-stparking. No smoking, no pets. $900 + sec. Call 203-631-5219 WALLINGFORD 2BR/5Rm, 1st Flr. Renovated. Carpet. Fully Appl’d. Quiet in town locale. Util not incl. Credit & Ref req. Lease, sec, no pets. $875/ month. 203-435-6790 pm WALLINGFORD 3BR, 2nd flr, lge rms, clean, off st parking, trash pickup, w/d hookup. Sec, credit ck. No pets. Section 8 approved. $1100. 86 Meadow St. (203) 265-5980, Lisa. WALLINGFORD 6 Room, 2 bdrm., 1 bath. Great Location. 1500+SQFT. Walk to Town Center. Hardwood floors. Washer/Dryer in unit. $1,100/Month. (203) 530-7084 Mark WALLINGFORD-Choate area. Spacious 2 BR, 5 rm, 2nd flr, appliances, hdwd floors, w/d hookup, garage. $1050 +util. 203-265-9871 or 203-269-9755

WLFD 1BR, 2nd flr, off No. Main St, near library, Choate area. Off st. parking. $775 + sec. No smoking, no pets. 203-265-3092

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD-1BR, newly remodeled apt. furnished or not, washer & dryer, A/C, 3rd flr, off-st-park. Nice, convenient. Choate area. No pets. $675. 860-704-0851




MERIDEN: 1450 Sq. Ft. office, in modern professional building at 1501 East Main St. This well appointed building offers business tenants a great location at an affordable price, which includes all utilities, ample off street parking and convenient to 1-91 and Rt. 15. 203 281-1010

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS MERIDEN- Research Parkway. 2100sf. Loading dock & drive-in door. Very clean. 203-235-3371

DURHAM Country living. Beautiful Colonial. Manicured lawn, 3BRS, 2 1/2 baths, 18 x32 bonus rm, 3car garage, FP, heated pool, utility shed with generator. $505,000. Call Pat Burke (203) 265-5618

MERIDEN Pleasing to the eye; attractive 2BR, 1 1/2 bath end unit Townhouse w/CAIR. Small & well cared for complex. Low maintenance fees, fresh paint & ready to move in $149,900. Call Sue (203) 265-5618

WLFD Gorgeous Colonial on a large level lot. Great loc. Home features 8rms, kit, LR, DR, 4 or 5BRs, 3 full baths, large deck, upper level balcony, large rooms. Much more $270,000. Sue or Sil for details 203-265-5618

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

MERIDEN-Store front for lease. Great location! Downtown traffic on busline. $800/mo + utils Call 203-982-3042


WLFD-48 Allen Ave, 1st flr, 4Rm, 2BR, off st parking, $850/ mo, 1-1/2 mo sec. Easy access I91/Merrit Pkwy. 203 430 6896 // WLFD. 1BR w/stove & refrig including heat & hw. Starting at $695. No pets. Lease, sec. JJ Bennett Realty 203-265-7101 WLFD. 2BR OVERSIZED Townhouse, appl’d kit., 3000SF, lots of storage & closet space, laundry room. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-265-7101.


OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 82-84 Park St Meriden This 2 family has been gutted and renovated. All utilities sep. $239,900 Innovative Properties


MERIDEN-Room for rent. $140 per week. Includes utilities, wash/dryer. Beautiful Victorian home, nice yard. Call 203537-1772 Lisa

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

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

VACATION & SEASONAL RENTALS SELL/RENT YOUR TIMESHARE NOW!!! Maintenance fees too high? Need Cash? Sell your unused timeshare today. No commissions or Broker Fees. Free Consultation. 1-866-708-3690

WLFD $675,000 “Magnificient view & privacy”. Cust Cape on 2AC, 4+BR, 3.1BTH. 9’ ceils, Crown molding, French drs galore! Granite, marble. Many more amenities! Must see! Mins to I91/I95, town, country club. Dee (203) 265-5618

INDOOR Trailered Boat/Car Storage/Jet Skis. $19 per foot. Wlfd/Durham. Call for prices 203-751-1977 WANTED in Southington single car garage for the winter storage of a sports car. Garage must have electricity for trickle charger. Please call 860-621-2685. WOW! CALL FOR THIS MONTH’S AMAZING MANAGER’S SPECIALS! Storage Space Clean, well lit, fenced facility. 5’x10’-$45.99 - 5’x15’-$59.99 10’x10’-$78.00 - 10’x15’-$109.99 10’x20’-$124.99 - 10’x30’-$194.99 All prices subject to 6% tax. CALL (203) 250-1515 for details.

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT YALESVILLE- Prime office space. 1200 sq. ft. 1st flr. Major intersection. Contact Jeff 203269-5703

NORTH CAROLINA Mountains. NEW! E-Z Finish Log Cabin Shell With Loft & Full Basement. Includes acreage. $99,900 Financing Available 828-247-9966 code 45 MERIDEN All the work is done! Warm & inviting updated freshly painted Cape, including siding, roof, C/A, 200amp elec, kit., ba & furnace! New OS 2 car garage & level back yard. Priced well at $219,000. Call Kathy or P. Lane (203) 235-5500

FLORIDA - 40 acre parcels Only 10 remaining. 100% useable. MUST SELL. $119,900 ea. Owner Financing from 3 1/2% Call 1-800-FLA-LAND (3525263) Florida Woodland Group, Inc. Lic. RE Broker.

MERIDEN $69,900-Clear open lot. .92acre a plot. Seller says, “make an offer”. Live next door to horses. Dawn 203-235-3300


MERIDEN-Location! Location! Location! This quiet E. Side neighborhood home features 2BRs, 1 1/2 bath, refinished hdwd flrs, EIK, lg. LR w/FP, 1st flr washer & dryer, lg enclosed porch, oversized 2 car gar., on a prvt 1/2 acre lot. All appl’s incld. $8,000 tax credit for 1st time buyers. Call 203-927-1465



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ADMIN Part-time, Multi Openings Email resume AUTO BODY REPAIR PERSON Must have experience. Must have own tools. Call (203) 774-0336 CNC OPERATOR- 3rd shift, 11pm-7am. $15/hr to start. Send resumes to: Beyond Machine, 20-2 Powers Drive, Meriden, CT 06451. DO NOT APPLY IN PERSON! COOK - Short Order for Breakfast & lunch. Must be reliable w/some exp. In Wallingford. Call 203-752-0485 CUSTOMER SERVICE. Leading Cheshire e-commerce co seeks enthusiastic, caring person w/good computer skills for part-time positions. Competitive wages and benefits. Do not call. Email resume to: CUSTOMER Service/Dispatcher FT. Home delivery company. Great pay. Call (203) 741-1121 Ask for Tom. INFANT/TODDLER Teacher Assistant Aide Must have CDA+ 12 early childhood credits or a degree in ECE. F/T & P/T avail for accredited ECE program. Fax resume to: 203-741-0896 EOE


The North Haven Citizen — Friday, October 23, 2009

ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED DEBRIS removal of any kind. Demolition sheds, pools, etc. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430


EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS, Discrimination, Health Care Denials & General Law. There are Laws to Protect You When Your Rights are Violated. Free 30 Minute Consultation. David Seaver, Attorney and Counselor At Law. Your Advocate for Your Rights. Greater Meriden/ Berlin Area. 860-357-5517


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


Home Doctor CARPENTRY CHEAPER THAN A DUMPSTER! Garages, Attics, Basements, Brush, Pools, Decks, etc. Senior discounts. 203-238-0106

REPAIRS done by carpenters. Free estimate to windows, doors, roofing, siding, hatchways, and cellar leaks. Complete home improvements, additions, finish Bsmnt, dormers, porches & decks 203-238-1449 #578107 CENTRAL CT HOME IMPROVEMENTS Spec. in multi-family/rental property rehabs & all types of home improvements. 25 yrs exp. Lic & ins. #0673083. Call 203-213-0033

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



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



GARY Wodatch Lawn & Landscaping Complete Fall C/U. Quick Courteous Srv. Est ‘85. All calls returned. Lic ins. #566326. 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Fall cleanups, gutter cleaning & snow removal! Comm/ Resid. Lic & fully ins. Free Estimates. Top quality work. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311

CASCIO Mason. Chimney repair, sidewalks, walls, brick work, etc. CT Reg #611774. 203-265-7826 or cell 860-398-1223

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

Shamock Roofing 203-237-4124 an LLC co.

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


LAWN & GARDEN FALL clean-ups. No job to big or small. Please call 203-630-2152

Water & sewer lines, inground tank removal, drainage, grading, additions, pavers. Insured. Reg# 571435 203-379-0193

FENCING CORNERSTONE FENCE & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203-237-GATE CT Reg #601060

CENTRAL CT HOME IMPROVEMENTS Spec. in multi-family/rental property rehabs & all types of home improvements. 25 yrs exp. Lic & ins. #0673083. Call 203-213-0033


PETE IN THE PICKUP Junk removal. Fall clean ups. 203-886-5110




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

Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319




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



No Hedge/shrub too big, small or tall. Fully Ins. Free estimates. Quality Landscaping, LLC. WWW.QLSLLC.COM Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118

L & E PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Fall Clean-UP & Gutters Too! Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg. #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Fall Cleanups, Gutter Cleaning & Snow Removal. Comm/ Resid. Lic & fully ins. Free estimates. Top quality work. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311

TOP SOIL SAND & FILL HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

203-269-0135 SCREENED TOP SOIL Dark, organic material. $22/yard. Also, backhoe/bulldozer work. Ct Reg. #563704 (203) 699-8883


LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 28 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Srv. Free Est. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. FIREWOOD 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159


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Chainsaw Leaf Blower Snow Blower Mowers

RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 11 yrs exp. 203-5304447.


Call Ahead Pick up or Drop off UPDATE your home today with a fresh new paint job! Call Paul today for a prompt free est 203-238-4320. Reg#582770


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


203-272-0747 8-5 Mon-Sat 1372 Peck Lane, Cheshire


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

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



GARAGE DOOR SERVICE Installation & Repairs CT #600415 203-235-9865

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

FALL C/U, Spec. Vac, Hedge Trimming & more. New clients always welcome. Com/Res. Free est. Walter 203-619-2877

RICK’S AFFORDABLE Fall Clean-ups, brush/tree removal, curbside vac truck, tree & pricker removal. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447.


S & H MASONRY LLC Stonewalls, steps, chimneys, concrete, retaining walls, FPs, pavers, walkways, patios, tiling Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. Cell-203-376-0355

MIRKEL PAINTING Int./Ext. Popcorn ceilings. Interiors from $125 Exteriors from $899 CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446



A & A Lawn Care-Fall clean-ups, snowplowing, hedge trimming, tree, shrub, debris removal, CT Reg #584101 Jim 203-237-6638

Neighborhood Handyman, LLC. Specializing in smaller jobs. Indoor/outdoor. CT Reg #611858 Matt 860-877-2549

HEATING & COOLING FOLKS OVER 65! With over a decade of experience helping Medicare recipients choose the right plan, call today. Call 860-426-1466 MF 8:00am – 5:00pm, Sat 7:30am – 12:00pm (Nov 15th – Dec 31, OPEN ENROLLMENT). Call 860-426-1466

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ALBERT’S HOME REPAIR All types of repairs and installs roofs decks windows doors siding floors sheetrock gutters power washing snow plowing. Ins & lic. # HIC-0623837 203-879-4731 or 203-592-1148

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

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

Tiny repairs-Major renovations Custom Carpentry, plumbing, elec, gutters cleaned. 42 yrs exp. 203-639-8389 CT 573358

Property & Lawn Maintenance, landscaping, stone work. WWW.QLSLLC.COM CT Reg #620306 Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118


A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS Roll-Off Dumpsters



FALL SPECIAL Power Wash any single story ranch for $199. Call Off The Wall (203) 265-4242


Roofs R Us Family run 42yrs. EPDM, Siding, cleaning gutters, roof repairs. We Beat Any Quote! 203-639-8389 CT #573358

Empire Construction, LLC

QUALITY LANDSCAPING LLC FALL CLEANUPS Curbside pickup. Vac Truck. Visit our photo gallery at and see why we’re the best! Call Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118

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

MINGRINO’S LANDSCAPING Complete Fall clean-up & curbside pickup. Gutters cleaned. CT# 611980 (203) 537-7202

ORTIZ Roofing & Siding - Fully insured & licensed. Sr. discount. CT Reg #611774. 203-265-7826 or cell 860-398-1223

SNOW PLOWING 1ST CALL THE PLOW GUY Plowing - Shoveling Sand or Salt. Free Estimates. Meriden Only. 203-235-5247 leave message. A & A Lawn Care-Comm/Res plowing. Fall clean-ups & Attics /Basements. Dumpster rentals. CT#584101 Jim 203-237-6638

PLEASE CHECK YOUR AD This newspaper makes every effort to avoid errors in advertisements. Each ad is carefully checked and proofread, but when you handle thousands of ads, mistakes do slip through. We ask therefore, that you check your ad on the FIRST day of publication. If you find an error, report it to the

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Commercial Plowing Parking lots, condos, industrial. Loader/Salt. Quality Landscaping, LLC. Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118

203-294-9889 Expert De-Icers Commerical Specialists. Nicholas J Murano LLC, Member: Snow and Ice Management Assn

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Mechanic – Full Time (2nd & 3rd Shifts)

Occupational TherapistPediatric $2,000 Sign On Bonus! Birth to Three Program & Outpatient Clinic. Seeking dynamic full or part time therapists. Flexible Schedule. Kelly 860-945-3012 x 113; kellygardino@

Be a part of our growing team at DATTCO in our retail/fleet repair facilities. We are seeking experienced truck and bus repair technicians who are ASE certified. Use your ASE certifications and years of experience to diagnose and provide quality vehicle repair in a timely and cost effective manner. Applicants must have a good, positive attitude, organizational skills and their own tools. Pay scale depends on ASE certifications and level of experience. Employment available in New Britain. Please send resume to or fill out an application at DATTCO 559 South St., New Britain, CT 06051. AA/EOE

Production: Embroidery/ Screenprinting/ Graphics Leading Cheshire e-commerce co seeks enthusiastic and reliable production supervisor and production staff. Full and part-time positions, experience a plus. Email resume to: or fill out application at 500 Cornwall Ave, Cheshire


CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS 1 - GENERAL KITCHEN WORKER FLOATER 3/12 HOURS PER DAY Come work with a terrific team preparing food in the kitchen and serving lunch to Cheshire's future citizens. Follow the school schedule with summer, weekends and holidays off. 3 ½ hours within this time frame: 10:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. Mon.-Fri. (MUST BE AVAILABLE TO COME IN EARLIER ON SHORT NOTICE)

PROGRAM TECHNICIAN Full time, temporary position, not to exceed 1 year. This position has the potential to become permanent. 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. M-F, $13.19-$16.57 /hour depending on experience. Must be a US citizen and a high school graduate. Resumes may be sent to the New Haven/Middlesex County Farm Service Agency, 900 Northrop Rd., Suite A, Wallingford, Ct 06492. Application deadline 10/30/09. USDA is and EOE.

Send Letter of Intent & Employment Application to: Cheshire Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services 29 Main Street Cheshire CT 06410 Applications are available at the above address HELP WANTED


DENTAL HYGIENE CLINICAL COORDINATOR Full-Time Briarwood College Southington, CT Establish and sustain relationships with clinical sites; support and observe students in clinical practice. Req: Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH), earned master’s degree in dental hygiene or related area, Ph.D. preferred; 3 years teaching experience; three years dental hygiene practice. Send cover letter, resume, references via email by November 6, 2009 to



EXPERIENCED MOTOR MECHANICS For both AC & DC Motors. Job entails disassembly and assembly of lg AC & DC motors and pumps, testing of electrical characteristics as well as measurement of mechanical surfaces. Experience a huge plus. Must supply own hand tools. Exc pay with oppportunity for advancement. Health benefits. 401k. Generous vacation package. Please send resume to: Record-Journal Box 77 11 Crown St., Meriden, CT 06450 PT 20-30 hrs/week ACCOUNTING CLERK & Sales Support (eg invoicing, order entry) for fast paced Meriden manufacturer; strong computer skills & attention to detail; $12-15/hr. Fax resume 203-237-2701 or email cpetersen@

HELP WANTED DRIVER Fatten your wallet If you’ve got the drive, we’ve got the opportunity TEMPORARY DRIVER You will be employed and paid by a staffing agency while on temporary assignment to FedEx Ground. It’s extra cash and a chance to work with an industry leader. You will be supplied with a truck and everything you need to pick up and deliver our customer’s packages. Qualifications: 21 years old or older ● Clean driving record ● Drug screen, background checks and physical required ● Customer Service Skills ● One year commercial driving experience strongly preferred. ● No equipment necessary ●

Bring work history documentation for immediate consideration to our Information Session Monday, 10/19, 1pm sharp 29 Toelles Road Wallingford, CT 06492 If you are unable to attend, visit 10am-2pm, Tuesday-Friday or email

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ELECTRIC Distribution Engineer The Town of Wallingford Electric Division is seeking a highly technical individual to work in the design and development of overhead and underground power distribution lines. The utility serves 23,000 customers in a 50+ square mile distribution area with a peak demand of 130 MW. The Position requires a B.S. degree in electrical engineering plus 2 years of responsible experience in electric utility engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting on a year-for year basis. Salary: $65,774$84,153 annually plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Apply to: Personnel Department Town of Wallingford 45 South Main Street Wallingford, CT 06492 Fax#: (203) 294-2084 Closing date will be November 20, 2009 or the date the 50th application is received, whichever occurs first. EOE GOODWILL is looking for Shift Supervisors in our Middletown/Wallingford Stores (also looking for F/T & P/T retail help in our Middletown, Rocky Hill, and Wallingford Stores). Must be able to work night /weekend/holiday hours as needed. Competitive pay rates and comp benefits package. Apply in person/Fax: (203)4956108/ EOE/AA - M/F/D/V

HELP WANTED seeks motivated, team players for full and part-time positions. Competitive wages & benefits. ● Customer Service ● Production Supervisor ● Graphics/ Embroidery ●Shipping/Receiving Email resume to: jobs@ MACHINE OPERATORS Min 3 yr exp (wire drawing, stranding, bobbins a +) for busy Meriden manufacturer; 2nd & 3rd shift only; fast learner w/own transportation; Starting $12$18/hr +benefits. Fax resumes 203-237-2701 or email cpetersen@

SALES Part time position for kitchen design associate/showroom help. Must be experienced in 20/20 Design software. Please send resume to:

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A Multi discipline private psychiatric practice is seeking a Licensed Psychotherapist (PhD, LCSW, LMFT) with experience working with children. We offer flexible hours and competitive pay. Send resumes to For more information, visit our website


WEBMASTER & TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR Bethany Covenant Church of Berlin, CT seeks a 30-hr per wk webmaster and technology coordinator to develop and support the church’s computer based resources, including website, email newsletter, selected software applications and graphic design. The candidate will provide overall support to the church staff, including training and support of the staff in the use of technology. The candidate must be proficient in the use of computers to accomplish administrative work using Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, and related tools, as well as being proficient in using web design software such as FrontPage, Dreamweaver and Flash. Send resume to Bethany Covenant Church 785 Mill Street Berlin, CT 06037 Attn: Sharon Orlich Administrative Team Leader

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MACHINE TECH To troubleshoot & fix complex elec control systems (eg 480V 3 Phase) for busy Meriden manufacturer; knowledge PLCs, drives & electromechanicial system (eg pneumatic & hydraulics); read schematic diagram; machining exp (eg lathe, milling) a +; Starting $20-$25/hr +benefits. Fax resumes 203-237-2701 or email cpetersen@ SERVICE TECH Must have license, experience in oil & installations. AC a + On-call night rotation, company van, full benefit pkg. Drug Screen req. Apply: Tuxis Ohrs, 80 Britannia St., Meriden, CT Attn: Helen.


PART TIME True World Foods, a wholesale food distributor needs a driver who is available on Tue, Fri and Sat. from 8:30 AM and can drive med/light duty truck and has clean driving record. Please apply in person. The facility is located on Meriden Rd (Cheshire /Wolcott border) and 600 feet east of the corner of Meriden Rd and Musso View Ave, Cheshire.



QUALIFICATIONS: H.S. Ed or equivalent. SALARY: $11.45 per hour CLOSING DATE: Nov 2, 2009- 2:00 p.m.



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